Americana band Delta Rae’s tour manager Rebecca Frances Friedman and band member Ian Christian Hölljes were married in Miami on Feb. 8. Hölljes, who plays guitar and sings, was introduced to Friedman 10 years ago by the band’s manager Adam Schlossman when they were all students at Duke University. Eric Hölljes, Ian’s brother and fellow band member, was the best man. In 2012, Delta Rae’s “Carry the Fire” peaked at No. 11 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and at No. 13 on Folk Albums.
William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke (pictured), lead singer of reggae band Third World who worked with Stevie Wonder as co-writer/producer on their 1982 song “Try Jah Love” (No. 23, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs), died Feb. 2 at his home in Orlando, Fla. Third World charted nine songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, rising as high as No. 9 with “Now That We Found Love” in 1979. Clarke was 65.
Film/TV composer John Cacavas, whose scores include TV series “Kojak” and “Hawaii Five-O” and who was a member of ASCAP’s board of directors from 1993 to 2001, died Jan. 28 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 83.