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Leonard Cohen obituary

Leonard Cohen

It is a remarkable testament to the scope of popular music that Leonard Cohen could ever have been filed under the headings of rock or pop.

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Kay Starr at The Follies

Kay Starr obituary

In the pre-rock’n’roll era, popular vocalists often flirted with jazz. Many grew up surrounded by the music of the big bands and felt at home with jazz phrasing. Some, like Kay Starr, who has died aged 94, performed and recorded with jazz musicians before finding wider success with pop songs and novelties.

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