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Tower Records founder dies drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Russ Solomon, the guiding force behind Tower Records died Sunday night aged 92. Solomon founded Tower Records in 1960 opening his first store on...

Chuck Loeb dies age 61.

Today the sad news of the death of guitarist, composer Chuck Loeb reached us. According to his family he passed away last night after battling cancer for several years. Best known...

Muse Records founder Joe Fields Dies at 88

Today the sad news arrived that Muse Records founder Joe Fields passed away age 88. Muse Records was founded in 1978 in New York and in the late 1970s, partnered with the Dutch...

Pianist Geri Allen dies age 60

Geri Allen, the renowned jazz pianist and director of jazz studies at the University of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday in Philadelphia of cancer at age 60. Ms. Allen, a Detroit native,...

Harmonica Titan Toots Thielemans dies at 94

Jean “Toots”Thielemans, considered by many to be a national treasure of Belgium passed away on August 22, 2016. After 70+ years of touring, Toots retired to his art-filled...

Phil Woods dies age 83

Jazz legend Phil Woods died Tuesday morning, according to Bensing-Thomas Funeral Home in Stroudsburg. He was 83 years old. Woods, who lived in Delaware Water Gap since 1976 and...

Longtime President of Blue Note, Bruce Lundvall passes aged 79

We are saddened to announce the passing of Bruce Lundvall, longtime president of Blue Note Records. In Memory of Bruce and we are re-publishing an interview by Victor L. Schermer...

Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias dies aged 71

Big Chief Bo Dollis of the “Wild Magnolias” Black Indian Tribe (January 14, 1944 – January 20, 2015) His voice had the sound of someone who had eaten a dozen saltine...