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Hip-hop legends to receive proclamations from New York City official

March 11th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Grandmaster Flash
Hip-hop legends Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow and Grandmaster Flash are set to be honoured by New York City officials.

The hitmakers will receive official proclamations from Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera on Wednesday (12Mar14).

Grandmaster Flash's sidekick Melle Mel will also be feted and Pete 'DJ' Jones, who died in January (14), will receive a posthumous honour.

Cabrera says, "Pete gave many of the pioneers of hip-hop culture a platform to showcase their talent."

The news comes days after Grandmaster Flash became the first DJ to be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk.
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Long Time Hall & Oates Bassist Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk Dies

March 1st, 2010 11:32pm EST
Tom T-Bone Wolk
Revered bassist Tom Wolk died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday night, just days before he was scheduled to join longtime pals Daryl Hall and John Oates on late-night TV.

Wolk, 58, played bass for Hall & Oates for almost 30 years and was due to join the duo for an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday.

He recorded with Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello and Billy Joel and also played bass on Kurtis Blow's rap classic "These Are the Breaks", according to Billboard.com.
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