‘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.’

  • The Top 10 R&B Hits of 1957
    Then there's the X factor of Bland's anything-but-bland vocals, smooth yet pained, sophisticated yet vengeful - and guitarist Pat Hare's Lone Star neck wrangling, of course. It's little wonder Eric Clapton chose to identify himself so closely with this one ...
    04/17/2014 - 6:42 pm | View Link
  • ‘50s singing star Mickey ‘Guitar’ Baker, featured in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ is dead at 87
    Mickey “Guitar” Baker, one of the great session men of early rock ‘n’ roll and the famous male voice on the classic “Love Is Strange,” died Nov. 27 in Toulouse, France. He was 87. Baker became a major star in the 1950s, particularly after he ...
    11/28/2012 - 12:38 pm | View Link
  • In the ’50s: Hit, Git, and Split – Mickey Baker
    It’s a good thing you decided to stop by Jambands.com because Mickey Baker is a guy you need to know ... 50s that is this album’s greatest strength. Mixed with Baker’s red, hot, and dirty guitar is an army of blues singers. Square Walton laments ...
    01/24/2008 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • More


Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Entertainment News