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    Vernon D. Fails, songwriter, producer, dead

    http://www.alfredhaynes.com/2012/03/...ucer-dead.html
    Vernon D. Fails, songwriter, producer, dead
    Written By Alfred Haynes on Friday, March 2, 2012 | Friday, March 02, 2012
    Vernon D. Fails, an accomplished songwriter, producer, and arranger, is dead... according to a tweet published by Anita Baker.

    Over the years, Fails worked with Baker, Aretha Franklin, Jody Watley, Regina Belle, David Peaston, and Peabo Bryson - just to name a few.

    From 1972 to 1989, Fails was a member of the musical group, Chapter 8... the same Detroit group that has been credited with launching Anita Baker's stellar career.

    So far, the details surrounding Fails' death have not been disclosed.

    Sources say he died some time Friday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abfan View Post
    http://www.alfredhaynes.com/2012/03/...ucer-dead.html
    Vernon D. Fails, songwriter, producer, dead
    Written By Alfred Haynes on Friday, March 2, 2012 | Friday, March 02, 2012
    Vernon D. Fails, an accomplished songwriter, producer, and arranger, is dead... according to a tweet published by Anita Baker.

    Over the years, Fails worked with Baker, Aretha Franklin, Jody Watley, Regina Belle, David Peaston, and Peabo Bryson - just to name a few.

    From 1972 to 1989, Fails was a member of the musical group, Chapter 8... the same Detroit group that has been credited with launching Anita Baker's stellar career.

    So far, the details surrounding Fails' death have not been disclosed.

    Sources say he died some time Friday morning.
    Oh wow. I can remember seeing Chapter 8 way back in 1980 at Club Nirvana on Monroe St, in Toledo, OH. They were an awesome band with 21 year old Anita leading them. Rest in peace Vernon and thanks for the great music.
    Marv

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    Vernon came to the UK just over 2 years back to play with Chapter 8 at the Blackpool Soul Weekender.
    I know the group went down well & they still have a strong following here.
    R.I.P.

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