Though no details are to hand and there is no confirmation, several UK soul sites are reporting the death of Northern soul hero, FREDDIE CHAVEZ.

Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Freddie will always be remembered for his pacey ‘They’ll Never Know Why’. Released  in 1968 for Look Records, a division of Starday out of Nashville, it become one of the most popular floor fillers at Wigan Casino and just about every other Northern venue. We believe that till recently, the singer was still working the bars and clubs of Albuquerque.

Reggae singer B B SEATON died on Monday 4th March, aged 79. He’s best remembered for his  time with ska band, the Gaylads. Solo, his best known songs are ‘Accept My Apology’ and versions of ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Thin Line Between Love And Hate’ . Interestingly he was  the first reggae singer signed to Virgin which led  to their setting up the Front Line label. He also wrote songs for people like Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson.

Veteran American blues man WESLEY CURLEY CLARKE died on Saturday 2nd March. He was 84 and died in Kyle, Texas. We believe that he’d been in hospice care since the start of the year.