Thomas Meehan is the only writer to have written three Broadway shows that each ran for more than 2,000 performances.
In his sleep, at his home in Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania, USA, from a suspected heart attack (84), songwriter and record producer whose hits include 'Im Gonna Make You Love Me' (Diana Ross & The Supremes), 'Sunday Will Never Be The Same' (Spanky & The Gang), 'Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie' (Jay & The Techniques), 'Sunny' (Bobby Hebb), 'When We Get Married' (The Dreamlovers) and 'Venus' (Shocking Blue).
In Meadowbrook, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, of prostate cancer (76), songwriter, singer and record producer whose hits, many with the team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, include tracks by The O'Jays, The Roots, Jackie Moore, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, Patti La Belle and Stephanie Mills.
As a solo act (Frank Slay & His Orchestra), he had such hits as 'Flying Circle', while his biggest hits as a producer were 'Incense And Peppermints', a US Number 1 for Strawberry Alarm Clock' and 'Don't Call Us, We'll Call You' by Sugarloaf, on Slay's own label Claridge Records.
In Philadelhpia, Pennsylvania, USA, of heart failure (56), singer-songwriter of such hits as 'Deja Voodoo', 'Slow Ride', 'Last Goodbye', and 'Blue On Black', (Number 1 for 17 weeks), as well as the Dixie Chicks first Number 1 single 'Theres Your Trouble'.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee.