Graeme Kelling, founding guitarist with Scottish hitmakers Deacon Blue, died June 10 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 47.

Graeme Kelling, founding guitarist with Scottish hitmakers Deacon Blue, died June 10 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 47.

Deacon Blue arrived on the British singles charts in 1988 with "Dignity" on CBS (now Sony), which peaked at No. 31. They had a string of hits in the late '80s and early '90s, and are probably best known for their 1990 EP "Four Bacharach and David Songs," which reached No. 2 on the U.K. singles chart. The band had five top-five albums, including "When the World Knows Your Name," which topped the U.K. albums chart in 1989 and has gone on to shift 1 million units, according to Sony.

The sextet split in 1994 and briefly re-formed in 1999 with an album of ballads, "Walking Back Home," and a tour.

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