David 'Fathead' Newman Dead At 75
January 26, 2009 at 12:38 PM (PT)
DAVID "FATHEAD" NEWMAN, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of RAY CHARLES' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75.
NEWMAN died TUESDAY of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in KINGSTON, N.Y., according to his wife and manager, KAREN NEWMAN.