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Posts Tagged ‘Marie Osmond’

Died On This Date (December 14, 2011) Ed Roman / World Renowned Guitar Maker

Posted by themusicsover on December 14, 2011

Ed Roman
DOB Unknown – December 14, 2011

Ed Roman was a fiercely independent Las Vegas guitar builder whose creations were lovingly played by Ted Nugent, John Entwistle, Billy Gibbons, Ace Frehley, and Rick Derringer, to name just a few.  Roman began playing the guitar as a youngster growing up in Connecticut where he found early inspiration in the Ventures.  He began building guitars in 1976 and eventually settled in Las Vegas where he opened his world famous guitar shop.  The list of faithful customers also includes Lita Ford, Leslie West, Keith Urban, and Marie Osmond.  Ed Roman was 61 when he passed away on December 14, 2011.  Cause of death was not immediately released, although he had reportedly been ill.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for the assist.

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Died On This Date (April 22, 2008) Paul Davis / Had Hit With “I Go Crazy”

Posted by themusicsover on April 22, 2010

Paul Davis
April 21, 1948 – April 22, 2008

Mississippi born singer-songwriter Paul Davis was in his early 20s when he landed his first record deal with BANG Records, the boutique label formed by Bert Berns, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, and Jerry Wexler.  For the next ten years, Davis released a string of semi-hits that barely cracked the Top 50, but in 1978, hit big with “I Go Crazy” which reached #7 on the Billboard charts.  At the time, it set the record for most consecutive weeks (40) for a rock era song in the Top 100.  What followed was a string of pop and country hits for himself as well as others including “Meet Me in Montana” which was a #1 country hit for Dan Seals and Marie Osmond.  Davis died of a heart attack on April 22, 2008.

Thanks to Craig Rosen at Number1Albums for the assist.

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Died On This Date (March 25, 2009) Dan Seals / England Dan & John Ford Coley

Posted by themusicsover on March 25, 2010

Dan Seals
February 8, 1949 – March 25, 2009

dan-sealsDan Seals had a string of pop and country hits both as a solo artist and as one half of England Dan & John Ford Coley.  Seals’ hits included “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” (England Dan & John Ford Coley), “Bop,” “Meet Me In Montana” (with Marie Osmond), and “Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold).”  Seals was born in Texas on February 8, 1949 into a musically talented family that included brother Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts), and cousins Johnny Duncan, Troy Seals, Chuck Seals and Brady Seals of Little Texas.  Dan Seals was 61 when he died of lymphoma on March 25, 2009.

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