'), 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 Nashville, Tennessee, USA, of cancer (79), songwriter and actress, whose hits, many penned with husband Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons, included 'December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)', 'Glad You're Here With Me Tonight', and 'Who Loves You'.
Apart from the Four Seasons, her songs were also recorded by such stars as Neil Diamond.
International Songwriters Association Hall Of Fame Member. In Santa Monica, California, USA, following a heart attack (87), songwriter, recording artist, record producer and label owner, whose hit songs included such classics as 'Silhouettes' (The Rays, The 4 Seasons, Herman's Hermits, The Diamonds and Cliff Richard), 'Daddy Cool' (The Rays and The Darts), 'La Dee Dah' (Billy & Lillie and Jackie Dennis), and 'Tallahassee Lassie' (Freddy Cannon).
In New York City, USA, due to complications from HIV (78), singer, songwriter, movie actor and former member of the Pozo Seco Singers, whose 44 hits include such classics as 'I Believe In You'. & The Dixie Dancekings' and 'Smokey & The Bandit', both with Burt Reynolds. In Mobile, Alabama, USA of emphysema (50), singer and songwriter, and one half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, whose hits include 'My Town', 'Hillbilly Shoes', 'She Couldn't Change Me', 'If You Ever Stop Loving Me', 'Something to Be Proud Of', 'Lucky Man', 'Back When I Knew It All', 'Roll With Me' and 'Headlights'. In Medford, New Jersey, USA, following a helicopter crash (79), songwriter, musician and publisher, whose compositions include 'Down Where The Still Waters Flow', 'I Am Weary Let Me Rest' (from tbe movie 'O Brother Where Art Thou'), 'Journey's End', 'No Blind Ones There', 'Out On The Ocean', 'Remembrance Of You' and 'Rollin' Stone', and publisher of the magazine 'Bluegrass Unlimited'.
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'.
'Let The Four Winds Blow', 'When I'm Walking (Let Me Walk)', 'Lady Madonna', 'The Big Beat', 'The Fat Man', 'Valley Of Tears', 'Im Walking', 'Im In Love Again', 'I Want To Walk You Home', 'Country Boy, 'Three Nights A Week', 'My Girl Josephine', 'It Keeps Raining', 'What A Party', 'Red Sails In The Sunset' and 'Walking To New Orleans'. (70), singer, songwriter, producer and member of both the Easybeats and Flash & The Pan, and whose hit compositions include 'Friday On My Mind' for the Easybeats and 'Love Is In The Air' for John Paul Young, along with songs covered by such acts as Grace Jones, Tom Jones, David Bowie and Meatloaf.