Brian Howe, a former lead singer of the British hard-rock band Bad Company, died after suffering a heart attack in his home in Florida, his management team said Thursday. He was 66. Bad Company members Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke recruited Howe, who’d worked for years alongside Ted Nugent, in 1986 to replace the band’s original singer, Paul Rodgers, who had left the band.
Flamboyant singer-instrumentalist Little Richard, whose high-voltage, keyboard-shattering R&B singles supplied lift-off for the ’50s rock ‘n’ roll revolution, has died. The musician, whose birth name was Richard Penniman, was 87, although some sources say he was older. His death was confirmed by his son, Danny Jones Penniman, who told the New York Times the cause was cancer.