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Page Two—The latest on artists from the '50s, '60s, and '70s
For the newest book and music offerings from your favorite oldies artists, head on over to the New Releases page!
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Welcome to Oldies Connection

Recent passings: 

Gregg Allman passed away on May 27, 2017, at the age of 69. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Gregg Allman on Legacy.com.
Gregory LeNoir Allman
December 8, 1947 - May 27, 2017

Cuba Gooding, Sr. (The Main Ingredient) passed away on April 20, 2017, at the age of 72. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Cuba Gooding, Sr. on Legacy.com.
Cuba Gooding, Sr.
April 27, 1944 - April 20, 2017

John "J" Geils (J. Geils Band) passed away on April 11, 2017, at the age of 71. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for J. Geils on Legacy.com.
John Warren Geils, Jr.
February 20, 1946 - April 11, 2017

Chuck Berry passed away on March 18, 2017, at the age of 90. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Chuck Berry on Legacy.com.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2017

Al Jarreau passed away on February 12, 2017, at the age of 76. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Al Jarreau on Legacy.com.
Alwin Lopez Jarreau
March 12, 1940 - February 12, 2017

Sonny Geraci of The Outsiders and Climax passed away on February 5, 2017, at the age of 70. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Sonny Geraci on Legacy.com.
Emmett Peter Geraci
November 22, 1946 - February 5, 2017

Richie Ingui of the Soul Survivors passed away on January 13, 2017, at the age of 69. R.I.P.
Richie Ingui
November 15, 1947 - January 13, 2017

Greg Lake passed away on December 7, 2016, at the age of 69. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Greg Lake on Legacy.com.
Gregory Stuart Lake
November 10, 1947 - December 7, 2016

Leon Russell passed away on November 13, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Leon Russell on Legacy.com.
Claude Russell Bridges
April 2, 1942 - November 13, 2016

Bobby Vee passed away on October 24, 2016, at the age of 73. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Bobby Vee on Legacy.com.
Robert Thomas Velline
April 30, 1943 - October 24, 2016

Pat Upton of the Spiral Starecase passed away on July 27, 2016, at the age of 75. R.I.P.
Pat Upton
1940 - July 27, 2016

Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Prince on Legacy.com.
Prince Rogers Nelson
June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

Merle Haggard passed away on April 6, 2016, at the age of 79. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Merle Haggard on Legacy.com.
Merle Ronald Haggard
April 6, 1937 - April 6, 2016

Frank Sinatra, Jr. passed away on March 16, 2016, at the age of 72. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Frank Sinatra, Jr. on Legacy.com.
Francis Wayne Sinatra
January 10, 1944 - March 16, 2016

Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) passed away on March 10, 2016, at the age of 71. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Keith Emerson on Legacy.com.
Keith Noel Emerson
November 2, 1944 - March 10, 2016

Gogi Grant passed away on March 10, 2016, at the age of 91. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Gogi Grant on Legacy.com.
Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg
September 20, 1924 - March 10, 2016

Sir George Martin passed away on March 8, 2016, at the age of 90. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Sir George Martin on Legacy.com.
George Henry Martin
January 3, 1926 - March 8, 2016

Gayle McCormick (Smith) passed away on March 1, 2016, at the age of 67. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Gayle McCormick on Legacy.com.
Gayle McCormick
November 26, 1948 - March 1, 2016

Lennie Baker (Danny & the Juniors, Sha Na Na) passed away on February 24, 2016, at the age of 69. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Lennie Baker on Legacy.com.
Lennie Baker
April 18, 1946 - February 24, 2016

Sonny James passed away on February 22, 2016, at the age of 87. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Sonny James on Legacy.com.
James Hugh Loden
May 1, 1928 - February 22, 2016

Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) passed away on February 3, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Maurice White on Legacy.com.
Maurice White
December 19, 1941 - February 3, 2016

Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) passed away on January 28, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Paul Kantner on Legacy.com.
Paul Lorin Kantner
March 17, 1941 - January 28, 2016

Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane) passed away on January 28, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Signe Anderson on Legacy.com.
Signe Toly Anderson
September 15, 1941 - January 28, 2016

Glenn Frey passed away on January 18, 2016, at the age of 67. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Glenn Frey on Legacy.com.
Glenn Lewis Frey
November 6, 1948 - January 18, 2016

Davie Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for David Bowie on Legacy.com.
David Robert Jones
January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016

Please visit the In Memoriam page, which pays tribute to notable singers, musicians, and key players from the '50s, '60s, and '70s who have passed away since 2009.

A more comprehensive list of passings over the years can be found on Gone But Not Forgotten.

Davy Jones of The Monkees passed away on February 29, 2012, at the age of 66. R.I.P. Davy.
Please check out my tribute to Davy on the Oldies Connection blog -- Davy Jones: Farewell, Daydream Believer
Guest book/obituary for Davy Jones on Legacy.com
David Thomas Jones
30 December 1945 - 29 February 2012
Below is my YouTube playlist for Davy Jones and The Monkees. Click on the "play" button in the center to start it, and use the "next" button (to the right of the "pause" button) to advance through the available videos. The playlist can also be viewed directly on YouTube.

(Below) The latest from Laura's Oldies Room
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Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? - find out in this cool book!

New music by Robin McNamara! Check out this cool video of Robin singing "The Prophet and The King," an ode to Elvis Presley and John Lennon, then head on over to Robin's website for details about his newest album, Stuck in the 60's. (NEW - Check out the video for "Mary, Janey and Me" on Robin's site!)

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Check out this cool Internet radio website, Oldies Your Way! Features shows by DJ Stu (Weiss), who can be heard on The Pop Shoppe every Friday night and on the Sunday Night Doo-Wop Party. You can interact with Stu and the other deejays in the chat room during their shows! Also, every other Friday night, Stu's Pop Shoppe features Ed Rambeau's Little Corner of the World, specially themed half-hour shows personally presented by Ed (who joins in the chat room during the broadcasts). The Pop Shoppe airs from 7:00PM-3:01AM Eastern; Ed's segment starts at 8:30PM.

NOTE (April 2014)—The Artie Fletcher show is no longer on the air due to Artie's touring schedule. However, all of his shows (nearly 2 years' worth) have been archived on the station's website. Scroll down for info and the podcast link!
Attention babyboomers: For a little change of pace, tune in to the Artie Fletcher Show, which airs every weeknight from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on the Tan Talk Radio network. Artie is a comedian, actor, and author whose (often raunchy) program focuses on music and current events, and he frequently has artists from the '60s and '70s as guests—artists such as Martha Reeves, Joey Dee, Bobby Rydell, Jay Proctor, Ric Seymour from Wet Willie, and David Brigati of The Rascals and The Starliters (Ric and David are each on with Artie every other week). To listen to past shows, just visit Artie's podcast archive. (You can also follow Artie on Twitter and Facebook!)

CD Review: ANDY KIM MAKES IT HAPPEN AGAIN with new CD! (Here on Oldies Connection)

Andy Kim - Happen Again

Clay Cole

(my loving three-page tribute to Clay)

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