Etta James

January 20, 2012: Etta James, 73, US R&B and blues singer whose hits included At Last, I'd Rather Go Blind and Tell Mama.
Link: USA Today

Johnny Otis

January 17, 2012: Johnny Otis, 90, US singer, songwriter, musician and DJ. Born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, he was known as "the godfather of rhythm and blues". He is credited with discovering Etta James.
Link: Wikipedia

Jimmy Castor

January 16, 2012: Jimmy Castor, 64, US funk music legend whose hits included I Promise to Remember and Troglodyte (Cave Man).
Link: Wikipedia

Bob Holness

January 5, 2012: Bob Holness, 83, British actor and broadcaster who helmed the quiz show Blockbusters for many years. He did not, as urban legend had it, play the saxophone part on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.
Link: Daily Mail

Eve Arnold

January 5, 2012: Eve Arnold, 91, celebrated US photographer with the famous Magnum Agency. Her subjects included Marilyn Monroe, Malcolm X and Queen Elizabeth II.
LinkS: HuffPost; Wikipedia

Fred Milano

January 1, 2012: Fred Milano, 72, US vocalist with Dion and the Belmonts, whose hits included Where And When and A Teenager In Love.
Links: HuffPost

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