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    French horn player Bob Northern, known professionally as Brother Ah, died May 31 at age 86. He released five albums as a bandleader and recorded with Milt Jackson, Gil Evans, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Cal Tjader, Lalo Schifrin, Freddie Hubbard, Thelonious Monk and other artists. He also hosted a weekly jazz program on WPFW in Washington DC.

    Brother Ah heard the music in everything

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    Gleason appeared in more than 170 movies and television series including Bruce Almighty, 13 Going On 30, Drillbit Taylor, 12 episodes of The Middleman, four episodes of Will & Grace and three episodes of Desperate Housewives.

    Mary Pat Gleason, A Cinderella Story and Mom actor, dies at 70
    Gleason's impressive list of film credits includes Basic Instinct, The Crucible and Intolerable Cruelty.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/...es-70-n1224111

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    Sweet had four top-ten US hits in the 1970s: Little Willy, Ballroom Blitz, Fox On The Run and Love Is Like Oxygen. With Priest's death, guitarist/keyboardist Andy Scott is now the only surviving original member. Lead singer Brian Connolly died of liver failure in 1997 and drummer Mick Tucker died of leukemia in 2002. The current incarnation of the band is called Andy Scott's Sweet, with Paul Manzi as lead singer.

    Steve Priest, longtime bassist for Sweet, dies at 72

    https://variety.com/2020/music/news/...es-1234625868/

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    Hine was half of the mid-1960s folk duo Rupert & Johnny. They released a version of Paul Simon's The Sounds Of Silence with a young Jimmy Page on guitar. Hine released nine solo albums and three albums as a member of Quantum Jump. He produced albums for Howard Jones, Tina Turner, Chris De Burgh, Stevie Nicks, Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik, Rush, the Fixx, the Waterboys and many other artists.

    Producer and songwriter Rupert Hine dead at 72

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rupert-hine-dead/

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    After scoring hits with Yes We Can Can and Fairytale, the Pointer Sisters became a trio in 1978 when Bonnie left the group to go solo. June died of cancer in 2002. Bonnie died today. Ruth and Anita remain. Among the Pointer Sisters' other hits are Fire, He's So Shy, Slow Hand, Jump, Automatic, Should I Do It, American Music, Neutron Dance and I'm So Excited.

    Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dead at 69

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...isters-dead-69

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    Willie Nelson called Hand "the real deal." In other words, he was too authentically country to get played on any country radio stations outside of Waco and Austin. Hand released six albums, the last two on his own label, Slim Hand Records.

    Legendary Texas singer-songwriter James 'Slim' Hand dies at 67

    https://www.wideopencountry.com/james-slim-hand/

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    Vera Lynn was the first British artist to have a number-one hit in the United States. Her English-language version of Eberhard Storch's Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart featured accompaniment by British sailors, soldiers and airmen and spent nine weeks at number one in 1952. It reached #10 in the UK and sold 12 million copies worldwide. Among her other hits are Again, Yours, You Can't Be True Dear, We'll Meet Again, My Son My Son, Such A Day and Don't Cry My Love.

    Vera Lynn, singer of timeless classics in WWII-era Britain, dies at 103

    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/18/88032...in-dies-at-103

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    Holm appeared in more than 200 plays, movies and television episodes. He won a Tony Award for his role in the Harold Pinter two-act play The Homecoming (1967), was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as athletic trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots Of Fire (1981) and voiced Chef Skinner in Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille (2007).

    Ian Holm, Lord Of The Rings and Alien star, dies at 88

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    From 1965 to 1968, Brown was a session musician for Jamaican record label Studio One. His guitar work appears on recordings by Bob Marley, Johnny Nash, Jimmy Cliff, Doris Troy, Herbie Mann, Burning Spear, Toots & The Maytals and many other artists. Brown also toured with Toots & The Maytals and played lead guitar on Paul Simon's 1972 hit Mother & Child Reunion.

    Jamaican guitarist Lynford 'Hux' Brown dies at 75

    https://sflcn.com/classic-jamaican-g...dies-suddenly/

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    Schumacher also directed Flatliners, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Incredible Shrinking Woman and the video for INXS' 1988 hit Devil Inside and wrote the screenplays for Sparkle, Car Wash, The Wiz, D.C. Cab and St. Elmo's Fire.

    Joel Schumacher, director of Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, The Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire, dies at 80

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/j...or-1234644961/

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