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Motown Legend Dies


03/26/2009
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(Reuters) Motown drummer Uriel Jones, whose hard-driving funk propelled classic tunes by the Temptations and Marvin Gaye, died in a Michigan hospital on Tuesday after suffering complications from a heart attack, a family member said. He was 74.

Jones, the last surviving drummer in the Motown session band known as the Funk Brothers, was stricken in mid-February but had been showing signs of improvement, said his sister-in-law Leslie Coleman.

He relapsed last Tuesday, and died at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in Dearborn, she told Reuters. - more on this story



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