Category Archives: Musical Monday Special Edition

Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Luther Vandross


Luther Vandross April 20, 1951 ~ July 1, 2005 Luther Vandross is another extremely talented singer who left us way too soon! He suffered from diabetes and hypertension. In 2003 a stroke left him in a coma for nearly 2 months.  He died at the age of 54 due to a heart attack. He sold […]
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Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Karen Carpenter


Karen Carpenter March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983 Karen Carpenter and her brother, Richard, formed the duo The Carpenters during the 1970’s.  Karen’s voice has been one of my favorites since the first time I heard her sing, Close To You.  Not only was she an extremely talented singer but she played a mean […]
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Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Eva Cassidy


EVA CASSIDY February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996 YouTube Video Source: Eva Cassidy It was my mother who told me of Eva Cassidy and of her phenomenal voice. This extremely talented singer was pretty much unknown until her death in 1996 at the age of 33 from advanced melanoma. Her posthumous success began with […]
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Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Cass Elliot


Cass Elliot September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974 One of the first singing groups that I remember when I was a child was The Mamas and The Papas. Four very talented performers made up this vocal group, Michelle and John Phillips, Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty. I can still remember singing along with the […]
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Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Selena


Selena Quintanilla – Perez April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995 I can still remember the day I heard about Selena’s tragic death while listening to my car radio. I pulled over immediately to turn up the volume as I could not believe what I was hearing. It was true…Selena had been shot by her […]
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