Ian Levine reports that Mel Britt passed away last month, new came from Mel's brother.
I think Mel's music is going to live on forever though...
added by site
yet more sad news
Here's a clip of the local Battle Creek Obituary
Melvin Curtis "Cookie" Britt Battle Creek
Melvin Curtis "Cookie" Britt of Battle Creek, Michigan died on February 1, 2013, in Select Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan.
He was born in Gary, Indiana, on June 19, 1945 to Betty (Slackman) and Matthew Britt. He attended Gary Public Schools until the age of thirteen at which time he moved to Anderson, Indiana. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1964 and enlisted in the Army serving in both Europe and Viet Nam.
In his late twenties, he moved to California to pursue a career in the music industry.
During his time in music, Melvin toured with Jr. Walker, opened for Diana Ross in Las Vegas, appeared on the dance show "Soul Train", and appeared on the soundtrack for the movie "Animal House". In 2009, he was the guest of honor at a celebration in Detroit honoring R & B artists of the 60s and 70s.
He still has a song on the top 300 "oldies" being played in Europe and England.
photo posted orignallyi by boba @bobaand is of the Visitors
From Left to Right.
Mel Britt, Ray Foreman, Darryl Penrice, James Watkins
Info Courtesy of Ray Foreman & family posted by Dave f in same thread