Wednesday, February 28, 2024

RIP Inez Foxx, 79, Famed R&B Singer of the Original “Mockingbird”


Inez Foxx has died at the age of 79. She and her brother, Charlie, had a bunch of classic hit in the early 60s including “Mockingbird.” Carly Simon and James Taylor revived it in 1974 with a cover hit of their own.

Inez was married to legendary producer Luther Dixon of Sceptre Records fame (his partner was the famous Florence Greenberg).

They divorced but not before writing a big hit for the Shirelles, “

I Love You 1000 Times.”

God speed, Inez. The history of R&B wouldn’t be the same without you.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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