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Another day and another singer from the Motown era leaves us. Fayette Pinkney, one of the original members of the 3 Degrees, an all female singing group hailing from Philadelphia, died over the weekend. She was 61.

Although she only performed with the group until the mid-1970s, she sang in a gospel choir until her death. While she was hardly as well known as Michael Jackson, the group had a hit in 1974 titled "When Will I See You Again."

The Telegraph has a great obituary today on the death of Godfrey Rampling, who was the oldest living British Gold Medalist. The athlete's achievement dated back to the last pre-war games in 1936 in Berlin when he won gold for the 4x400 meter relay. Rampling was 100.

Richard E. Byrd, a prominent orchardist in Virginia, died Sunday at 86. Byrd was the son of former Virginia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr., and the brother of U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. However, he chose to stay out of the family business of politics and instead decided to work on the family-owned farm in Berryville.

And here is an interesting story on how websites are gloating about the increased traffic from the breaking news last week of the death of Michael Jackson.

Until next time....

By Lauren Wiseman |  June 30, 2009; 8:10 AM ET  | Category:  The Daily Goodbye
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[insert joke here] about how Rampling made it to 1x100 - same as his leg of the relay

Posted by: smiller6 | June 30, 2009 10:38 AM

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