“Rock-a-Doodle-Doo” Singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Linda Lewis has died at the age of 72. The tragic news was confirmed by her sister, Dee Lewis Clay.
“It is with the greatest sadness and regret we share the news that our beloved beautiful sister Linda Lewis passed away today peacefully at her home,” she writes on social media. “The family asks that you respect our privacy and allow us to grieve at this heartbreaking time.”
She is best known for the singles “Rock-a-Doodle-Doo” (1973), “Sideway Shuffle” (1973), and her version of Betty Everett’s “Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” (1975).
Lewis also provided backing vocals for other artists, including David Bowie, Al Kooper, Cat Stevens, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Rick Wakeman, Rod Stewart, Peter Bardens, Hummingbird, Joan Armatrading, and Jamiroquai.
Lewis was a self-taught guitarist and keyboard player, influenced by Harry Nilsson, Billie Holiday, and Smokey Robinson, also drawing inspiration from others such as Joni Mitchell.
“Rock-a-Doodle-Doo” Singer, Linda Lewis Died at 72