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June 23, 2015



Acker Bilk, so well remembered

for his ‘Stranger on the shore’.

He always brought such happiness,

but sadly is no more.


The biggest hit for Joe South

was ‘Games people play’.

Easy listening music,

That still stands up today.


Soulful Etta James,

sang out with a blast.

No better song to touch the heart,

than her massive hit, ‘At last’.


Bobby Rogers co-founded The Miracles

who always put on a class show.

With hits like ‘I second that emotion?

and the divine ‘Going to a Go-Go’.


Dobie Gray’s song signalled change,

and helped us feel so proud.

We sure had the feel-good factor,

when singing The ‘In’ Crowd.


This lady’s country singing,

brought fans near to tears,

and more so when they heard of

the death of Billie Jo Spears.


Dave Brubeck, ever popular;

his hits through time survive.

His biggest one we can recall,

being, of course, ‘Take Five’.


One of the daydream believers,

with many hits on the go,

Davy Jones, part of the Monkees,

also starred in Film and Show


Billy Preston – keyboard legend,

sang his message loud and clear.

Another of the greats,

alas no longer here.


Deep Purple’s keyboard player;

Jon Lord, played his part.

Their valued founder member,

who’s passing broke our heart.


Flautist with the group who put,

vegemite sandwiches to rhyme;

Greg Ham from ‘Men at work’,

too soon ran out of time.


Half of a British writing duo;

her legacy has much ‘content’.

‘Where are you now my love’,

sang our own, Jackie Trent.


So many more were taken,

So many, I could name.

It comes with liabilities,

this fickle game of fame.


So many idols lost;

sudden death hard to digest.

Their music, their legacy;

our gain at their bequest.


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