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Van McCoy, Minnie Riperton Cut Down in Their Prime

Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 21 July 1979

WHEN LOWELL George died, a kind of half-hearted black joke about 'the season starting' was popular on many lips. In the brief space since his death, that gag has rung awfully true. Within a week of each other Van McCoy and Minnie Riperton have become victims of the Reaper. Both were under forty.

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