‘50s Star Mickey ‘guitar’ Baker Dead At 87

Baker’s biggest hit, ‘Love Is Strange,’ had a major revival three decades later when it was lip-synched by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the famous seduction scene in the film ‘Dirty Dancing.’

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