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Wee Willie Walker, Minnesota soul legend, dies at 77

Wee Willie Walker, one of the earliest and greatest soul singers to emerge from the Twin Cities scene, has died at age 77. Walker’s wife Judy confirmed the sad news in an e-mail; a cause of death was not immediately available. Update 12/22: Judy Walker has announced that a celebration of Willie Walker’s life will […]

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Longtime local music mainstay Terry Katzman has died

The Current learned Saturday that Terry Katzman, a longtime fixture in the Minnesota music scene, has died. For decades, Katzman has been a champion of bands like Hüsker Dü, the Suburbs, the Replacements and many others. Notably, in January 1982, Katzman was on hand to record a performance by the Replacements at a rent party […]

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Ed Ackerson, pillar of the Minnesota music scene, dies of cancer

Ed Ackerson, the prolific and iconoclastic rocker whose Flowers Studio was a go-to hub for generations of Minnesota artists, died yesterday after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. His wife, Ashley Ackerson, wrote, “He was peaceful and at home with his family and friends. He left this world smiling.” She continued, “Ed never looked […]

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