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Legendary composer Clare Fischer who has worked with Prince, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Tori Amos, Chaka Khan, and Robert Palmer, has died at the age of 83.
His official web site has been updated with his passing.
Clare released his first recording in 1962 and during that time would make arrangements for artists such as Sergio Mendes. In the 70's, he formed a latin band called "Salsa Picante," and won a Grammy as part of that group in 1981. That followed with working with The Jacksons, Debarge, and Atlantic Star.
In 1985, Fischer started working with music icon Prince on his "Parade" record. he also worked on Prince's "Pink Cashmere" "The One" and "Goodbye". Clair and Prince continued to work together as recently as Prince's "Te Amo Corazon" released on his number 1 album "3121" recorded in 2005. Prince heard of his writing through Rufus and Chaka Khan whose drummer was Clair's nephew.
Interestingly enough, although Prince and Clare worked with each other for over 30 years, they never met.
"I never met Prince and I was informed by people who had been with him when asked about meeting me that he said "I don't want to meet him." It's going just fine as it is."
Clare felt the reason that him and Prince worked together for so long is because they hadn't met personally.
We have contacted Prince's people regarding a comment about Clare's passing but have not heard anything back yet. Prince had this to say about Clare a few years ago for his work on "Parade";
"Special thanks 2 Clare Fischer 4 making brighter the colors of black & white."
Clare Fischer's talent and compositions will be heard for generations to come. How would Clare wish to be remembered?
"I may die a poor man, but I will have a smile on my face"-Clair Fischer 1991
Diagnosis: Sometimes It Snows In April......
Scary. Someone broke into Celine Dion's home over Labor Day Weekend when the star was not at her Canadian estate. The guy ate some food and even took a bath. Hmm.
Congratulations are in order for Celine Dion, who gave birth to twin baby boys earlier today.
They were born one minute apart....and we are sure the first one will remember that 20 years later in a fight over who Mama Celine loves best!
Congrats again to Celine and Renee again.-Dr.FB
New Laker Ron Artest covers Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" and basketball fans say don't quit your day job Ron.
It is a laugh riot though. What do you think?-Dr.FB
So Drfunkenberry has learned that Celine Dion's pregnancy was done by vitro fertilization in a procedure that made the pregnancy possible.
Get this, the egg was frozen for 8 years!
The fertility specialist implanted an embryo that had been kept frozen in liquid nitrogen for the past eight years. The procedure was done by Dr. Zev Rosenwaks.-Dr.FB
Celine Dion confirmed the story we had yesterday that she is indeed pregnant with her 2nd child.
Her official web site released this statement:
Celine Dion and her husband René Angélil are expecting their second child in May. Congratulations Celine and René!
Congrats to both is all I can say!-Dr.FB