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Colonel Abrams: US House singer dies aged 67


The dance music community is mourning the passing of Detroit-born musician and singer Colonel Abrams, best known for singing on the early house music hits "Trapped" (1985) and "I'm Not Gonna Let" (1986). Read more about his death and legacy in the following BBC report.

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Colonel Abrams performing Trapped on a seasonal edition of Top of the Pops in 1985

US singer Colonel Abrams, a pioneer of house and dance music in the 1980s, has died at the age of 67.

The musician scored his biggest hit in 1985 with the club single Trapped, which reached number three in the UK.

Last year, it emerged he was living homeless in New York. Friends then launched a fundraising campaign to help him obtain vital diabetes medication.

His death was announced on Facebook by DJ Tony "Tune" Herbert, who said: "Now he is at peace."

... Read the full report by Mark Savage at bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-3812922...

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