R.I.P. Legendary SingerJames Ingram Dies

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Legendary singer James Ingram, whose voice has been a staple in music history, has died from Brain Cancer.  Sources told Right On! Digital that the 66-year-old  two-time Grammy winner had been ill for quite some time.

The singer had appeared in Right On! Magazine on numerous occasions, and was known for his collaborations with Quincy Jones on such songs as “The Secret Garden” (with Jones, El DeBarge, Al B. Sure! and Barry White).  He was nominated for 14 Grammys, including Best New Artist,  and won two for the songs “One Hundred Ways” and “Ya Mo B There” with Michael McDonald.  His remarkable voice attracted the ear of many, many artists  including Patti Austin, Linda Ronstadt. Although he achieved greatness and was one of the few artists from his era who easily crossed over into the pop charts market,   many of his younger fans enjoyed  work with the incomparable Michael Jackson, for whom he co-wrote “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” for Thriller.   Mr. Ingram, who has had dozens of hits in his career, leaves behind many loved ones, including his brother Phillip Ingram of the band Switch.  R.I.P.

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