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Loleatta Holloway Dies Aged 64

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Eel_Ssab, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. From Digital Spy -

    Loleatta Holloway has died at the age of 64.

    According to SpinningSoul, manager Ron Richardson confirmed that the singer passed away yesterday after a brief illness.

    Richardson linked to the story from his official Twitter page, adding, "RIP Loleatta Holloway". He had previously posted messages about her health and had thanked fans for their support.

    Holloway started as a gospel singer before moving into soul and then disco. She was best known for hits including 'Hit and Run', Salsoul Orchestra's 'Runaway' and 'Love Sensation', which was later heavily sampled by Black Box for the first mix of their 1989 hit 'Ride On Time'.

    The track was also used by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch for their 1991 single 'Good Vibrations', which credited Holloway as a featured artist.

    She also performed on Dan Hartman's original version of 'Relight My Fire', which was later covered by Take That with Lulu. Holloway appeared with the band to sing her part on their 'Circus' tour and features on the live document The Greatest Day.

    A number of musicians have paid tribute to Hollway on Twitter since news of her death broke.

    Boy George wrote: "God rest your soul Loleatta Holloway, you were the greatest voice and I loved you! R.I.P."

    DJ Gilles Peterson added: "Loleatta Holloway RIP ... a total soul and disco legend." Fellow DJ Kissy Sell Out commented: "R.I.P. Loleatta Holloway - a rare talent who held such extraordinary importance to the history & influence of house music xxxxxxx"
     
  2. RIP to a true Diva!
     
  3. Sad news. She was ace at the Take That gig I was at. And you can't go wrong with a bit of Love Sensation/Ride On Time/Good Vibration.
     
  4. "Hit and Run" will always be my favorite. An amazing disco track that hasn't been severly overplayed/sampled. Think tonight calls for pulling the old 2 disc anthology out with a toast to Miss Loleatta.
     
  5. Leg End.
     
  6. How very sad, what a strong and powerful voice.Too many songs and not enough credit-RIP.
     
  7. Tribal Spaceman

    Tribal Spaceman Staff Member

    I'm really saddened by this. She will be missed.
     
  8. Resi12

    Resi12 Guest

    Love Sensation is one of my all time favourite songs. Sad to hear this.
     
  9. RIP Loleatta. She was involved in one of the best songs ever (Relight My Fire).
     
  10. Charley

    Charley Staff Member

    I only really knew her from Love Sensation, but it still makes me sad.
     
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