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.

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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.