Thursday, 14 January 2010

Music loses Pendergrass and Reatard

Sad news overnight, as 2 more well loved performers have died.

R'n'B musician Teddy Pendergrass, who was 59, had been suffering from colon cancer but died from complications during his recovery from surgery.

Described as one of the pioneers of black music, he performer the track "If You Don't Know Me My Now" (later covered by Simply Red) and during his career picked up 5 Grammy nominations

Garage punk Jay Reatard died in his sleep at his home in Memphis on 13th January 2010.

Described by his record label as "being as full of life as anyone we've ever met", Reatard, real name Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, released 22 full-length albums and over 100 releases in total.

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