Annette Charles (Cha Cha in the film Grease) died from cancer in her home. She was 63.
Jani Lane, former lead singer of Warrent.
He ain't gonna swing with my daughter no more.
Albert Brown who at 105 was the last survivor of the Bataan Death March.
Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford both died Monday.
I was thinking when they both passed away, "Two halves of incredible songwriting duos in a single day? Don't these things come in threes? If I were Bernie Taupin, Mick Jagger, or Paul McCartney, I'd be a bit worried."
In any case, some truly sad and important news from the world of music today: the passing of David "Honeyboy" Edwards. It will probably be glossed over or ignored by the media, since he represents a type of music that's not been popular for seventy years or so, but Honeyboy was the last living link to the great Robert Johnson (not to mention a fine musician in his own right). This is truly the end of an era. :cry:
Hopefully, he and Sonny Boy Williamson II can meet up with Johnson in the afterlife and play the same set they played on the night Johnson was poisoned. (I'm assuming Williamson's somewhat far-fetched account is true when I say that.)
I just read the actor who played Uncle Ben in the Spiderman movies passed away at the age of 88 today.