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In Memoriam

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Phil Spector, Dead at 81

Phil Spector was the record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound. He produced such iconic songs as “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes, “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison and “Let It Be”
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Gerry Marsden, Dead at 78

Gerry Marsden was best known for being leader of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, known for such hits as "How Do You Do It", "I Like It", "You'll Never Walk Alone", It's Gonna Be Alright", "I'm the One", "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Ferry Cross
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Phil Niekro, Dead at 81

Phil Niekro was the Hall of Fame pitcher who played 24 MLB seasons, 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves. Niekro's 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and rank 16th on MLB's all-time wins list. He started three games for the Toronto Blue Jays in
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Howie Meeker, Dead at 97

Howie Meeker was the 1947 Calder Memorial Trophy winner, a four-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner for his years as a commentator for Hockey Night in Canada and he was named a Member of the Order of Canada.
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Joey Moss, Dead at 57

Joey Moss became the Edmonton Oilers locker room attendant in 1984, after he was recommended by Wayne Gretzky who was dating his sister at the time. If you're of a certain age, you know this 1986 PSA featuring Joey Moss and Wayne Gretzky well.
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