Whitey Houston, dead at 48.
While the cause remains unknown, the circumstances surrounding the singer's untimely death suggest that she may have drowned in her Beverly Hilton hotel room after falling asleep in the bathtub.
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Amy Winehouse's death has inspired numerous discursive threads, including speculation about her yet-to-be-revealed cause of death, the paparazzi (and YouTube's) hyperdocumentation of her slow unraveling, and the deep tragedy of the young singer's thorny personal life.
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Famous Arkansas groupie Sweet Connie Hamzy.The Grand Funk Railroad song "We're an American Band" opens with the lines: "Out on the road for forty days/Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze/Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act/She had the whole show and that's a natural fact."
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The Beatles' Let It Be was a sign of the timesNotes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing every Wednesday on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights
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