National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day January 20 – David ‘Fathead’ Newman

0 Comments 20 January 2012


I’ll be honest with you. I toiled with today’s DPD. The untimely death of David Helman, the front man for the post modern Swedish glam band CRASHDIET was a tragedy and I truly believe the world missed out on some ass scrunching rock and roll. But in the end Fathead won out due to fundamental ideological approach here at the NOR. It’s our belief that the best policy is to always play it cool no matter the situation. And, other than Miles Davis, Fathead might be one of the coolest cats around. Use Fathead’s soulful sounds as a wave of righteousness to guide you into teh weekend.

Lets do it.

David “Fathead” Newman (February 24, 1933 – January 20, 2009)

Published: January 22, 2009

David (Fathead) Newman, a soft-spoken, sweet-toned jazz and rhythm-and-blues saxophonist who made his name in Ray Charles’s bands from the 1950s to the early ’70s, died on Tuesday in Kingston, N.Y. He was 75 and lived in Woodstock, N.Y. Continue 

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