Musicians who died in 2017: 589. Famed actress, comedian, singer, and dancer Vicki Lawrence has appeared in tv shows, and in nightclubs. Her career included reveals with such in style actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway. Art Taylor, a number one jazz drummer and bandleader who taught or inspired many young musicians, died yesterday at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. He was sixty five.
Wilson Pickett learned his forthright, aggressive fashion of performing as a gospel singer. He first hit the charts as a member of the group the Falcons, however he turned a star as a solo soul performer signed to Atlantic Records within the mid-1960’s. His two high 10 pop singles are “Land of a thousand Dances” and “Funky Broadway.” Among different notable songs Wilson Pickett recorded are “Within the Midnight Hour” and “Mustang Sally.” Though he did not reach the pop charts after the … Read More