Leon Redbone, Idiosyncratic Throwback Singer, Is Dead at 69 – The New York Times

He drew songs from Tin Pan Alley, the Delta blues and other sources. In the late 1970s, he introduced them to the “Saturday Night Live” crowd.


Hardy Fox, of the Avant-Garde Band the Residents (Maybe), Dies at 73 – The New York Times

He never admitted that he performed with the group, whose members remained anonymous behind masks as they playfully subverted rock conventions for decades.