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LP Pioneer Howard H. Scott Dead at 92

He may not have been a household name, but Howard H. Scott had a lot to do with the way several generations of music fans experienced the work of their favorite artists -- and he helped revolutionize the record industry along the way.

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Johnny Lewis Dead at 28

Very sad news to report this morning, particularly sad for fans of FX's motorcycle drama 'Sons of Anarchy,' as we've just learned that one-time series star Johnny Lewis has died under somewhat mysterious circumstances. The actor was known to play Kip "Half-Sack" eps on the first two seasons of the hit biker series, before requesting to be released from his contract, which 'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter obliged by killing off the character.

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Def Leppard Mourn the Death of Keyboardist Dick Decent

The members of Def Leppard are mourning the passing of their friend and sometime collaborator Dick Decent, who had played with the band live as well as in a side group with Joe Elliot and Phil Collen.

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Songwriter Joe South Dies at Age 72

Songwriter Joe South, who played on Bob Dylan‘s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and whose song ‘Hush’ became a huge hit for Deep Purple, died at age 72 today (Sept. 5) of unspecified causes.

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‘San Francisco’ Singer Scott McKenzie Dead at 73

Flower power pop-rock singer Scott McKenzie was found dead in his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (Aug. 19). The 73-year-old is best known for his 1967 hit ‘San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),’ and as a long time friend of John Phillips from the Mamas and the Papas.

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Elton John Bassist Bob Birch Dead of Apparent Suicide

Bob Birch, a long-time member of Elton John‘s band, was discovered dead Wednesday (Aug. 15) of an apparent suicide. The bassist had performed with John for two decades, and also worked with many other music legends.

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‘The Jeffersons’ Star Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74 [VIDEO]

George Jefferson is moving on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky.

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who portrayed the combative, but lovable George Jefferson on the sitcom ‘The Jeffersons,’ has died.

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Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dies

Jon Lord, the founder and influential keyboardist of Deep Purple has died. According to his website, the 71-year-old suffered a pulmonary embolism on Monday (July 16), after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by family at the London Clinic at the time of his death.

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Sage Stallone, Son of Sylvester Stallone, Found Dead

Sage Stallone, the son of Sylvester Stallone, was found dead by his housekeeper alone in his Los Angeles apartment on Friday afternoon. Paramedics pronounced the 36-year-old’s death when they arrived on the scene.

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Ernest Borgnine, Oscar-Winning Actor, Dead at 95

Ernest Borgnine, the iconic movie and television actor, passed away on Sunday.

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