Yet another artist taken from us in April 2017 was Brenda Jones, one of the three sisters who made up The Jones Girls. Unfortunately, Ms. Jones was struck and killed by an automobile while crossing the street on April 3 or 4 (depending on the source), while she had been in Wilmington, Delaware, visiting her daughter.
With the advent of April 2017 came yet another classic hits artist taken from us, as John “J.” Geils was found dead in his home at age 71 of what has been reported to be natural causes. J. Geils, of course, was the namesake of what was called the J. Geils Blues Band before simply becoming the J. Geils Band in 1969. (I suppose it was a catchier name for a band than its original name, Snoopy and the Sopwith Camels.)