Pop singer Jimmie Rodgers has died aged 87. He had a number of top hits in the US charts in the 1950s, including the number 1 single Honeycomb, and saccharine top 10 hit Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. He was involved in a nasty incident in 1967 when his car was stopped by police and somehow he wound up with life threatening head injuries, which the doctors originally attributed to a beating until someone changed their story. Rodgers then sued for damages, and it was revealed he was left with his injures sans medical treatment by the police, who settled outwith court. Tommy James later claimed it was a co-ordinated attack as Rodgers had been vocal about artists not being paid royalties. Despite this, and heart issues, he lived to the tail end of the Trump administration. He was picked by two teams – Clog Poppers and Pearly Gates.
18 September 1933 – 18 January 2021