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David "Fathead" Newman, Jan. 20, age 75: Newman started his career playing saxophone in Ray Charles' bands from the 1950s to the early '70s, before embarking on a successful solo career. Newman's style included jazz, blues, rock and gospel. Some of his hits include "One for My Baby," his own soulful version of "Georgia," "Heads Up" and "Chillin'." The trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, who also played with Charles, told The New York Times after Newman's death, "He was such a jewel. He had a rich heritage … [that] gave him an identity of his own."
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