Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ruth Brown, 78; R& B Singer Championed Musicians' Rights: "Ruth Brown, 78, a rhythm-and-blues singer whose hits in the 1950s made Atlantic Records 'the house that Ruth built' and who revived her career decades later as the Tony Award-winning star of the musical revue 'Black and Blue,' died Nov. 17 at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson, Nev., after a stroke and heart attack."