(75), singer-songwriter whose songs were recorded by such stars as Johnny Cash, Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, David Allan Coe, Carlene Carter, Dave Edmunds, Billie Jo Spears, Lacy J Dalton, Kevin Willis, Del Reeves and Steve Young.
Or something major happened in the world: a disaster, a war, the death or birth of a public figure, a chaotic political climate, what have you. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil.
Often these events have an effect on the work, but not one that is visible to the viewer or reader unless they are privy to that outside knowledge.
In Chicago, Illinois, USA, of cancer (89), singer and songwriter, whose hits include such classics as 'Ain't That A Shame', 'Blueberry Hill', 'My Blue Heaven', 'Blue Monday', 'Whole Lotta Loving', 'I'm Ready', 'My Girl Josephine'.
'Let The Four Winds Blow', 'When I'm Walking (Let Me Walk)', 'Lady Madonna', 'The Big Beat', 'The Fat Man', 'Valley Of Tears', 'Im Walking', 'Im In Love Again', 'I Want To Walk You Home', 'Country Boy, 'Three Nights A Week', 'My Girl Josephine', 'It Keeps Raining', 'What A Party', 'Red Sails In The Sunset' and 'Walking To New Orleans'. (70), singer, songwriter, producer and member of both the Easybeats and Flash & The Pan, and whose hit compositions include 'Friday On My Mind' for the Easybeats and 'Love Is In The Air' for John Paul Young, along with songs covered by such acts as Grace Jones, Tom Jones, David Bowie and Meatloaf.
Although Fats Domino outsold every rock and roll artist other than Elvis, and was even described by Presley as "the real king of rock and roll", he remained a modest, even shy person, factors which - coupled in later years, with an unwillingness to perform in public outside of New Orleans - may have led to him being under-estimated by critics. Brother of Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC, George Young produced a number of that band's early albums, including 'Let There Be Rock' and 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap', along with their 2000 album 'Stiff Upper Lip'.