Blues legend BENNIE SMITH died on Sunday (10SEP06) after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.
Smith was due to perform a concert in University City, Missouri, with the Soulard Blues Band on the night...
A niece of RUFUS THOMAS has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $67,000
(GBP37,200) from the late funk pioneer's estate.
MARCELINE VAUGHN, 42, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday
ESTELLE AXTON, co-founder of the legendary STAX RECORDS CO has died - She
Axton died of natural causes on Tuesday (24FEB04) at Saint Francis
Hospital's hospice in Memphis, Tennessee.