'), Johnny Sea ('My Baby Walks All Over Me'), Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Red Simpson, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Bob Luman, Vikki Carr, Waylon Jennings, Porter Wagoner, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Price and Buck Owens.
As a steel guitarist, Billy Mize recorded with Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Johnny Bond, Merle Travis, and Tommy Duncan and also worked as a member of Haggards band The Strangers. Mize went on to host Gene Autrys Melody Ranch series on KTLA-TV, before setting up his own television production company.
In Los Angeles, Calfornia, USA, of heart failure (67), singer-songwriter, member of The Partridge Family and actor, whose hits include 'Cherish', 'The Last Kiss', 'I Think I Love You', 'Daydreamer', 'I Write The Songs', 'I Woke Up In Love This Morning', 'I Can Feel Your Heartbeat', 'How Can I Be Sure', and 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do', and whose sixty published compositions include songs recorded by himself, Asia, Cher and The Partridge Family.
The son of singer and actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, David Cassidy started his career as an actor, featuring in more than thirty television movies including 'Bonanza', 'CSI', 'Malcolm In The Middle', 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'Fantasy Island', 'The Island', 'Marcus Welby MD', 'Ironside', 'The FBI', and 'Police Story'.
In Sydney, Australia, of dementia (88), singer, songwriter, steel guitarist, television host and radio DJ, whose eleven vocal hits include 'You Cant Stop Me' and 'Make It Rain', while also penning songs for Charlie Walker ('Who Will Buy The Wine?Cochran's Las Vegas stage act inspired Elvis Presley, and later Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi in the movie "Blues Brothers".At the height of his career in 1975, Wayne Cochran abandoned show business to found the Voice For Jesus Church in Miami, Florida, of which he remained pastor until his death.In Philadelhpia, Pennsylvania, USA, of heart failure (56), singer-songwriter of such hits as 'Deja Voodoo', 'Slow Ride', 'Last Goodbye', and 'Blue On Black', (Number 1 for 17 weeks), as well as the Dixie Chicks first Number 1 single 'Theres Your Trouble'.Mark Selby's songs were also recorded by such stars as Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Reid, Jo Dee Messina and Lee Roy Parnell.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'.