In Kerrville, Texas, USA, of heart failure (81), singer-songwriter, musician, actor and television host, whose own compositions include 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' (Best Country Song at the 2015 57th Annual Grammy Awards), 'Back In The Race' (Jody Miller, Roy Clark and Dinah Shore), 'Friends' (Bill Anderson), 'Here I Am' (Rick Nelson), 'Less Of Me' (covered by 23 acts including Bobby Bare, the Kingston Trio, Leroy Van Dyke, Bill Anderson, Roger Miller, Dottie West, Bobby Gentry, the Everly Brothers, Wanda Jackson, Loretta Lynn, George Hamilton 1V and Wanda Jackson), 'Love Is A Lonesome River' (Wild & Blue) and 'Senses' (Connie Smith, Quicksilver and Johnny Carver).
His movie appearances include 'Baby The Rain Must Fall', 'The FBI', 'The Cool Ones', 'True Grit', 'Norwood', 'Strange Homecoming', 'Christmas In Disneyland', 'Any Which Way You Can', 'Uphill All the Way' and 'Players', Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee. In Nashville, Tennessee, USA, of Alzheimers disease (81), songwriter, stuntman, movie actor and author, whose songs for close friend Elvis Presley included 'You'll Be Gone', 'That's Someone You Never Forget', 'If You Think I Don't Need You', 'Separate Ways' and 'If You Talk In Your Sleep'.
Alongside them are a number of tribute bands and comedians. Marc Almond is due to at The Barbican on Sunday, March 26 next year as part of his Hits and Pieces 60th celebration tour.
The night will see him perform number onesingles Tainted Love, which spent a record 43 consecutive weeks in the US singles charts and Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart, which Almond recorded with Gene Pitney. Sole surviving member, Jeff Hardaker, reforms the band as a 4 piece, playing The Crescent Community Centre (behind the Odeon) with a mix of all the old classics plus new stuff.
(64), songwriter, recording act and record producer, whose compositions include such hits as 'I Wanna Dance With You' and 'Burning Up With Love', and whose songs were recorded by Eddie Rabbitt, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zandt, Tanya Tucker, Billy Currington, Chet Atkins and John Anderson.
Billy Joe Walker also produced hits for acts like Travis Tritt, Collin Raye, Mark Chesnutt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tracy Byrd, Pam Tillis and Bryan White whom he originally discovered as well as backing Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, The Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, Hank Williams Jr, Bryan Adams, George Jones, Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys and Randy Travis.