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1980

• Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott – AC/DC – (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) – Alcohol poisoning • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Scott

• Carl Dean Radle (Derek & the Dominos) (June 18, 1942 – May 30, 1980) – Kidney Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Radle

 Keith Richard Godchaux – the Grateful Dead -(July 19, 1948 – July 23, 1980) – Car Accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Godchaux

• John Henry Bonham – Led Zeppeling – (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) – Alcohol Asphyxiation • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bonham

• Steve Peregrin Took born Stephen Ross Porter – T-Rex  (28 July 1949 – 27 October 1980) – drugs misadventure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Peregrin_Took

• John Ono Lennon – The Beatles – (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) – murdered • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon

 James Timothy “Tim” Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) – Heroin Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hardin

1981

• David Lynch – The Platters (July, 1929 – Jan. 2, 1981) – Cancer • http://rockandrollparadise.com/david-lynch/

 William John Clifton ‘Bill’ Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981), – Alcohol Abuse • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Haley

• Michael Bernard “Mike” Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) – overdose – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Bloomfield

 Robert Ernest “Bob” Hite – The Bear – Canned Heat – (February 26, 1943 – April 6, 1981) – heroin overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hite

• Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley

• Howard ‘Hoagy” Carmichael (Nov 22, 1899 – Dec 27. 1981) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoagy_Carmichael

1982

Alexander James “Alex” Harvey (5 February 1935 – 4 February 1982) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Harvey_(musician)

• John Adam Belushi (The Blues Brothers) (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) – speedball overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Belushi

Rushton Moreve (born John Rushton Morey; November 6, 1948 – July 1, 1981) played bass guitarist with Steppenwolf from 1967–68 and again in 1978 – car crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rushton_Moreve

• Randall William “Randy” Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Rhoads

1983

• Billy Fury born Ronald Wycherley (17 April 1940 – 28 January 1983) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Fury

 Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) – Anorexia Nervosa • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Carpenter

Felix A. Pappalardi Jr. (December 30, 1939 – April 17, 1983) – killed by his wife • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Pappalardi

 Muddy Waters born McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 or thereabout – April 30, 1983) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muddy_Waters

 Christopher Gordon Blandford ‘Chris’ Wood – Traffic -(24 June 1944—12 July 1983) – Pneumonia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Wood_(rock_musician)

• Thomas Evans Jr – Badfinger – (5 June 1947 – 19 November 1983)suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Evans

• Jimmy Nolen – (James Brown Band) (3 April 1934 – 18 December 1983)- heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Nolen

• Dennis Carl Wilson – The Beach Boys – (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) – Drowned under influence • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Wilson

1984

 Alexis Korner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984) – Lung Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Korner

• Jack Leroy “Jackie” Wilson, Jr. -Mr. Excitement (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Wilson

Paul Gardiner (Tubeway Army)(1 May 1958 – 4 February 1984)- Heroin • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gardiner

• Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.Shot by his father • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Gaye

 Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) – Heart and Liver Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Mama_Thornton

1985

• David Byron, born David Garrick – Uriah Heep (29 January 1947 – 28 February 1985) – Alcohol • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Byron

• Gordon Huntley (Southern Comfort) (1930 – March 7, 1985) – Cancer • http://rockandrollparadise.com/gordon-huntley/

 Ricky Helton Wilson – The B-52 – (March 19, 1953 – October 12, 1985) – AIDS – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Wilson_(American_musician)

 Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Joe_Turner

 Ian Andrew Robert Stewart (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985) – founding member of the Rolling Stones – heart attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stewart_(musician)

Ricky Nelson born Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) – plane crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Nelson

1986

Philip Parris “Phil” Lynott – Thin Lizzy – (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) – Sepsis from Heroin Dependency • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Lynott

• Howard “Howie” Greenfield (March 15, 1936 – March 4, 1986) – AIDS • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Greenfield

 Richard George Manuel – The Band – (April 3, 1943 – March 4, 1986) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Manuel

• Clifford Lee Burton – Metallica – (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) – Tour Bus accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Burton

Irving Lee Dorsey (December 24, 1924 – December 1, 1986) – Emphysema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Dorsey

Hollywood Fats born Michael Leonard Mann(March 17, 1954 – December 8, 1986) – Heroine Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Fats

1987

• Peter Paul Lucia Jr. – Tommy James and the Shondells (February 2, 1947 – January 6, 1987) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_James_and_the_Shondells

 Paul Vaughn Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) – Heroin Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Butterfield

• Peter Tosh (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) – Murdered • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tosh

John Francis Anthony “Jaco” Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) – Manslaughter – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaco_Pastorius

1988

• John Curulewski – Styx (October 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois – February 13, 1988) – Brain Aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Curulewski

• Divine born Harris Glenn Milstead (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988) – Obesity • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_%28performer%29

• Andrew Roy “Andy” Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988)cocaine induced heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Gibb

• Hillel Slovak ‏ – Red Hot Chili Peppers – (April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988) – Heroin Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillel_Slovak

 Roy Kelton Orbison – The Big O (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Orbison

• Paul Jeffreys (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel) (Feb 13, 1952 – Dec 21, 1988) – Panam Flight 103 • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Jeffreys

1989

• Paul Robi born Paul Irvin Roby – The Platters (Dec 28, 1931 – Feb 1, 1989 – Pancreatic Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Platters

• Trevor George Lucas (25 December 1943 – 4 February 1989) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Lucas

• Vincent Crane – Atomic Rooster (21 May 1943 – 14 February 1989) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Crane

• John Cippolina born John Holland Mallet III – Quicksilver Messenger Service (August 24, 1943 – May 29, 1989) • Genetic Lung Disorder – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cipollina

• Peter Louis Vincent de Freitas – Echo and the Bunnymen – (2 August 1961 – 14 June 1989) – Motorcycle accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_de_Freitas