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Died On This Date (June 10, 2011) Darryl Pandy / Popular House Music Singer

Posted by themusicsover on June 10, 2011

Darryl Pandy
DOB Unknown – June 10, 2010

Darryl Pandy was a Chicago, IL area singer who has been credited for helping bring house music to a much wider audience. Known for his six-octave voice, Pandy sang lead on Farley Jackmaster Funk’s 1986 cover of Isaac Hayes’, “Love Can’t Turn Around,” the first house record to chart on the UK singles chart.  When it was re-released in 1996, it again charted in the UK, making it one of the few singles to hit the Top 40 there twice.  Farley and Pandy released other singles together as well, including “Free Man” and “He’s My Best Friend.”  Pandy recorded numerous other records away from Pandy as well.  Darryl Pandy passed away following a long illness on June 10, 2011.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

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Farley Jackmaster Funk - Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk

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Died On This Date (September 30, 2010) Aaron-Carl Ragland / Popular Detroit DJ

Posted by themusicsover on September 30, 2010

Aaron Carl Ragland
1973 – September 30, 2010

Aaron-Carl Ragland was a respected house and electronic producer and DJ who began building a following in Detroit during the mid ’90s.  Ragland was revered for his dynamic showmanship and for bringing the house, electronic and techno communities together.  After several popular releases on respected techno labels like Soul City, he formed his own label, Wallshaker Music.   Ragland recently canceled his European tour when he was hospitalized for abdominal pains and learned he was suffering from lymphoma.   Aaron-Carl Ragland was 37 when he died of the disease on September 30, 2010.

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Dance Naked - Aaron Carl

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Died On This Date (July 14, 2011) DJ Randy Flash (July 14, 2010) Popular Philadelphia DJ

Posted by themusicsover on July 14, 2010

DJ Randy Flash (Born Rendell Miller)
DOB Unknown – July 14, 2010

DJ Randy Flash was a pioneering turntablist from Philadelphia, PA.  Following a 10 year career in a local record store, Flash went on to become one of the most respected house DJ’s of the city.  Music makers like ?uestlove of the Roots and DJ Jazzy Jeff have been admirers of his work.  While DJing at a a local event, 41-year-old DJ Randy Flash was shot and killed by an unknown assailant it what initially appeared to have been  random shooting.

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Died On This Date (June 18, 1995) Louise Dean / Shiva

Posted by themusicsover on June 18, 2010

Louise Dean
April 4, 1971 – June 18, 1995

Louise Dean of Shiva was an up-and-coming British house music singer whose life was cut short by a hit-and-run driver on June 18, 1995. Shiva’s most popular song, “Freedom” reached #18 on the UK charts shortly after Dean’s death.

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Died On This Date (June 17, 2009) Ian Loveday aka Eon / British Rave Producer

Posted by themusicsover on June 17, 2010

Ian Loveday (aka Eon)
September 22, 1954 – June 17, 2009

EonEon was a pioneer in the genres of techno and house music.  His 1992 Void Dweller album is considered one of the best.  He is also known for the rave hit, “Spice” from 1990.  He found his early audiences thanks to airplay on London’s pirate radio stations.  Eon died of complications from pneumonia on June 17, 2009.


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