Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Some sad farewells

Its farewell to Phoebe Snow, the singer-songwriter whose Poetry Man was a top 5 hit in the USA in 1974. She has died aged 60. Also farewell to music publisher Terry Oates. Terry, who started his career at Chappell Music and went on to RCA and then Screen Gems Columbia, set up Eaton Music in 1975, home to songs by Harry Nilsson, George Fenton and Status Quo amongst others. Terry had recently suffered from ill health and was 74 when he died. And finally farewell to music lawyer Sam Sylvester who represented Sir Paul McCartney in his battlle against the other three Beatles as well as representing The Who, Asia, Don Black, Jeff Lynne as well as writers such as Frederick Forsyth, Stephen Spender and playwright Robert Bolt, latterly as a senior partner at Clintons before he retired in 1995. He has died aged 77.

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