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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY DIES, AGED 64

(From Black Sheep Mag news)

Soul/ disco singer Loleatta Holloway has died at the age of 64, her management has announced. Her death followed a brief illness.

The singer was best known for her 1980 track 'Love Sensation', which was famously sampled for Italian dance act Black Box's 1989 number one hit 'Ride On Time'. This sparked controversy when Holloway publicly revealed that she had received no credit or financial recompense for the use of her vocal.

Holloway recorded extensively between 1973 and 1980, producing six studio albums.

Her death led to an extensive flurry of Twitter posts from fellow music-makers.

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