Motown soul singerEdwin Starr, best-known for the 1970 chart-topping single “War”, died of a heart attack April 2 in England at his home near Nottingham. Starr, 61, was a native of Nashville, Tennessee.
Hank Ballard, best-known for writing the early rock ‘n’ roll smash “The Twist”, died March 2 after battling throat cancer. Ballard, 75, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Rusty Draper, a country and pop singer whose hits included 1953’s country top-10 “Gambler’s Guitar”, died of pneumonia February 28. He was 80.
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