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Mickey Baker or Mickey and Sylvia dies

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Guitarist Mickey Baker of Mickey and Sylvia has passed away.

The New York Times reports Baker died of heart and kidney failure on Tuesday in his home in southwestern France at the age of 87.

Mickey and Sylvia are best known for the 1956 hit "Love Is Strange." It hit number one and was used in the movie "Dirty Dancing." Pitbull sampled it for his song "Back in Time."

Baker was an in-demand session musician and played on R-and-B songs for The Drifters, Ruth Brown and Joe Turner.

Sylvia Robinson died in 2011.

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