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Iggy Pop fronts James Brown

Bootsey X – Aka Robert Mulrooney, legendary Detroit rocker who performed with original punk rockers the Mutants and almost famous the Ramrods before forming his own Bootsey X And The Lovemasters, dubbed Iggy Pop fronting James Brown And His Famous Flames here. A lesson in the limitations and lack thereof in loving rock and roll. 

Dick Dodd – Those Mouseketeers get around, Dick went from the popular Mickey Mouse Club, to the surf band the Bel Airs and then the Standells as drummer and lead singer in 1964.

Chico Hamilton – Jazz drummer and bandleader who played behind the greats from Bing Crosby to Charlie Mingus, including six years with Lena Horne, before leading his own band in 1955. His band was featured in the 1957 movie “The Sweet Smell Of Success”. His final album was in 2009.

Wayne Mills – Country singer contemporary and friend to Blake Shelton, Jamey Johnson and Taylor Hicks was shot to death outside a bar in Nashville.

Conrad Susa – An American composer of contemporary operas as well as chorale music, his most popular work was the 1973 Chamber Opera “Transformations” set to the texts of Annie Sexton poems (according to Wikipedia).

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