Edwin Starr / Hank Ballard / Rusty Draper
Motown soul singerEdwin Starr, best-known for the 1970 chart-topping single War, died of a heart attack April 2 in England at his home near Nottingham. Starr, 61, was a native of Nashville, Tennessee.
Hank Ballard, best-known for writing the early rock n roll smash The Twist, died March 2 after battling throat cancer. Ballard, 75, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Rusty Draper, a country and pop singer whose hits included 1953s country top-10 Gamblers Guitar, died of pneumonia February 28. He was 80.