Thursday, 24 March 2011

Farewell to Joe and Smiley

Jazz Drummer and professional drum teacher Joe Morello who made more than 60 recordings with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, has died aged 82, He is survived by his wife Jean. The reggae star Smiley Culture, who had success with the track 'Police Officer' in the 1980s, has died during a police raid on his home. The 48 year old, real name David Emmanuel, apparently stabbed himself with a kitchen knife. He was already facing criminal charges for conspiracy to supply cocaine. In Turkey popular singer Ibrahim Tatlises is critically ill after being shot in the head in what looks like an attempted murder. the 59 year old was attacked as he left a TV studio in Istanbul after filming his weekly chat and music show.

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