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Jimi Jamison: Singer who helped revive the fortunes of Survivor and went on to write and record the 'Baywatch' theme tune

When the Mississippi-born vocalist Jimi Jamison joined the US adult-oriented rock band Survivor in 1984, they were at a low ebb, with a flop album on their hands as they struggled to follow up their worldwide No 1 "Eye Of The Tiger". Their beret-wearing lead singer Dave Bickler had undergone a throat polyp operation and struggled to complete concerts, so the group's primary songwriters and de facto leaders, Jim Peterik and David Sullivan, decided to try out Jamison, the good-looking former frontman of the heavy metal band Cobra.

Kenny Wheeler: Acclaimed trumpeter and composer who was equally at home in the avant-garde and in mainstream jazz

"Everybody's Song But My Own" might sound like a standard jazzman's lament, a wry comment on a life spent playing standards and repertory pieces. In Kenny Wheeler's case, perhaps the opposite was the case. The Canadian-born trumpeter was one of the leading composers of his generation, the creator of subtly inflected, often quiet, though by no means understated charts.

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Polly Bergen: 'Cape Fear' actress who ran a successful beauty firm then made a triumphant showbiz return in Sondheim's 'Follies'

When Polly Bergen took to the stage in Stephen Sondheim's Follies on Broadway in 2000, her voice was ravaged by 50 years of heavy smoking and she was a forgotten figure in the entertainment world. But she belted out the showstopping "I'm Still Here", which could have been written for her, and was back in triumph.

Radcliff: he got his big idea in 1970 when he saw a slush machine in action at a Chicago trade fair

Will Radcliff: Businessman who made a fortune taking Slush Puppies from the US to shops round the world

Will Radcliff, who built a huge global business from Slush Puppie drinks, was a natural salesman who once sold vacuum cleaners door to door and earned a six-figure income from selling peanuts. "He had a bigger-than-life personality," his daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said. "He could sell anything to anybody."

Jacqueline Bisset has claimed that young women today are obsessed with being 'hot', rather than 'charming', 'romantic' or 'beautiful'

Jacqueline Bisset claims young women are obsessed with being 'hot' rather than 'beautiful'

English actor was once proclaimed 'the most beautiful film actress of all time'

Polly Bergen dead: Desperate Housewives and The Sopranos actress passes away

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Hilary Mantel has been called

Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell

Lord Timothy Bell says “police should investigate” Hilary Mantel after she admits to wanting to kill the former PM

McLeod: he wrote more than 150 papers with at least 40 co-authors from around the world

J Bryce McLeod: Mathematician and leader in the discipline of applied analysis

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Wilson in 2010: he carried on working into his nineties

Gerald Wilson: Bandleader, composer and arranger who worked with jazz legends such as Basie, Gillespie and Ellington

He became famous for his dance-style of conducting: ‘I choreograph the music when I conduct,’ he said

A republican meeting at Machynlleth in the 1960s; from the left, Neil ap Siencyn, Burns, and Glyn Rowlands Dennis Coslett and Cayo Evans, who all later stood trial with Burns

Dafydd Burns: Member of the Free Wales Army who walked free from court in 1969 after being kept in solitary confinement

The trial was about free speech, said John Mortimer: 'They had done no acts of violence or sabotage'

Dennis Rodman has confirmed he is not going to the Middle East to 'talk to with the leaders of Isis' as claimed in a recent satirical report

Dennis Rodman denies plans to meet with Isis leaders after satirical report goes viral

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The image of 20-year-old Monroe during a professional photoshoot before she became a Hollywood icon, which has gone under the hammer

Negative from Marilyn Monroe's first professional photoshoot auctioned for £4,250

The image was taken by Joseph Jasgur and it went under the hammer at auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Sons in Wiltshire

For sale: A jar of Kevin Spacey's breath

Genuine, untouched air from the lungs of Spacey

Branning and June Brown in 'EastEnders': his illness was written into the series

John Bardon: Actor who rounded off a long career as villain and buffoon with a moving turn as Dot Cotton's 'EastEnders' husband

A burly, jolly comic actor with a touch of Dickensian London about him, John Bardon was equally adept at villainy as buffoonery, but trumped both at the end of his career with a moving, tender study in pathos.

Sample: 'I've been a solo pianist since I was six playing in my mama's living room for her after-church teas'

Joe Sample: Co-founder of jazz-rock trailblazers the Crusaders who co-wrote their 1979 worldwide hit 'Street Life'

An in-demand session player who wrote 'One Day I'll Fly Away', and contributor to classic albums like Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On

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