In Nashville, Tennessee, USA, of respiratory complications (41), composer and lyricist for the hit Broadway rock musical 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson', as well as such musicals as 'Canard, Canard, Goose?', 'Gone Missing', '[I Am] Nobody's Lunch', 'This Beautiful City', 'The Great Immensity' and 'In The Footprints'.In Nashville, Tennesse, USA, of heart failure (66), songwriter, actor, and singer with both Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys, and whose hits include such classics as 'Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll', 'American Girl', 'I Need To Know', 'You're Gonna Get It!', 'Listen To Her Heart', 'Don't Do Me Like That', 'Refugee', 'Here Comes My Girl', 'The Waiting', 'A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)', 'You Got Lucky', 'Change Of Heart', 'Don't Come Around Here No More', 'Make It Better (Forget About Me)', 'Rebels', 'Jammin', 'I Won't Back Down', 'Runnin' Down A Dream', 'Free Fallin'', 'Love Is A Long Road', 'A Face In The Crowd', 'Yer So Bad', 'Learning To Fly', 'Out In The Cold', 'Mary Jane's Last Dance', 'Something In The Air', 'You Don't Know How It Feels', 'You Wreck Me', 'It's Good To Be King', 'A Higher Place', 'The Last DJ', 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around', 'Handle With Care' and 'End Of The Line'.In Athens, Greece, following a stroke (88), writer of the books for such musicals as 'Annie', 'The Producers', 'Hairspray', 'Young Frankenstein', 'Cry Baby', 'Elf - The Musical', 'Ain't Broadway Grand', 'Oh Kay!
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.Although Fats Domino outsold every rock and roll artist other than Elvis, and was even described by Presley as "the real king of rock and roll", he remained a modest, even shy person, factors which - coupled in later years, with an unwillingness to perform in public outside of New Orleans - may have led to him being under-estimated by critics. Brother of Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC, George Young produced a number of that band's early albums, including 'Let There Be Rock' and 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap', along with their 2000 album 'Stiff Upper Lip'.Thomas Meehan is the only writer to have written three Broadway shows that each ran for more than 2,000 performances.He was also a three-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Book Of A Musical.