Natalie Cole, legendary songstress, dead at 65

January 1, 2016 5:04 PM

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Natalie Cole, legendary songstress, dead at 65

Legendary blues man B.B. King, along with his ever-present guitar Lucille, spent nearly 70 years entertaining audiences and spreading the music he learned as a poverty-stricken youth in the Mississippi Delta all over the world. King, 89, died in Las Vegas on May 14.

Percy Sledge, the R&B legend who memorably sang/cried, "When A Man Loves a Woman," helped usher in an era in which black and white entertainers came together. Sledge was an icon of the "Muscle Shoals sound," named for the city near his hometown of Leighton, Ala., known since the 1960s for local reco...

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