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2000

• Ray Jones – Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas (Oct 22, 1939 – Jan. 20, 2000) –  undisclosed •  http://rockandrollparadise.com/ray-jones/

• Doris Coley – the Shirelles (August 2, 1941 – February 4, 2000) – Breast Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Coley

• David Jack “Dave” Peverett -Foghat (16 April 1943 – 7 February 2000) –  Pneumonia/Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Peverett

 William Oliver Swofford aka Oliver (February 22, 1945 – February 12, 2000) – cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_%28singer%29

Jalacy ‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) – Aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screamin%27_Jay_Hawkins

 Ian Robins Dury (12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000) – Colorectal Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Dury

 David Brown – Santana (February 15, 1950 – September 4, 2000) – Liver and Kidney Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brown_%28musician%29

• Benjamin Orr – The Cars (September 8, 1947 – October 3, 2000) – Pancreatic Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Orr

Melanie Janene Thornton (May 13, 1967 – November 24, 2001) – Plane Crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Thornton

Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) – Killed by Powerboat • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsty_MacColl

Nicholas “Nick Massi” Macioci (September 19, 1927 – December 24, 2000) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Massi

2001

John Aloysius Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) – coronary bypass gone wrong • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_(musician)

• Glenn Martin Hughes (Village People) (July 18, 1950 – March 4, 2001) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Hughes_(Village_People)

 John Edmund Andrew Phillips – Mamas and Papas (August 30, 1935 – March 18, 2001) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Phillips_%28musician%29

• Joey Ramone, born Jeffrey Ross Hyman – the Ramones – (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001) – Lymphoma • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Ramone

• Tommy Eyre – Joe Cocker Grease Band (5 July 1949 – 23 May 2001) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Eyre

John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) – Non Hodgkin lymphoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hartford

• John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) – Old Age • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lee_Hooker

 Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) – Old Age • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Atkins

• Hermanus “Herman” Brood  –Wild Romance – (5 November 1946 – 11 July 2001) • Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Brood

 Leon Russell Wilkeson – Lynyrd Skynyrd (2 April 1952 – 27 July 2001) – Life in the Fast Lane • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Wilkeson

 Ronald “Ron” Townson – 5th Dimension (January 20, 1933 – August 2, 2001) – Kidney Disease • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Townson

 Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) – Plane Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaliyah

• George Harrison – the Beatles –(25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison

Gilbert Bécaud born François Silly (Oct.24, 1927 – Dec 18, 2001) – Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Bécaud

2002

• Peggy Lee born Norma Deloris Engstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) – complications from diabetes and a heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Lee

• Peter Skiving Bardens – Camel (19 June 1944 – 22 January 2002) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bardens

• Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef (28 December 1925 – 1 February 2002) – Emphysema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildegard_Knef

 Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) – Complications of diabetes • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waylon_Jennings

• Michael Thomas “Mick” Tucker – The Sweet (17 July 1947-14 February 2002) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Tucker

 Layne Thomas Staley – Alice in Chains (August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) – Prescription drug overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layne_Staley

• John Alec Entwistle – the Who – (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) – Cocaine induced heart attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Entwistle

• Anthony James ‘Lonnie’ Donegan (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Donegan

• Zalman ‘Zal’ Yanovsky – Lovin’ Spoonful (December 19, 1944 – December 13, 2002) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zal_Yanovsky

• Joe Strummer born John Graham Mellor – The Clash-(21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002) – Heart Defect • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Strummer

• Kevin Scott Macmichael (7 November 1951 – 31 December 2002) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_MacMichael

2003

• Mickey Finn born Michael Norman Finn – T-Rex (3 June 1947 – 11 January 2003) – Liver Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Finn_(musician)

• Maurice Ernest Gibb, – BEEGEES – (22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) – Cardiac Arrest • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Gibb

• Howard Norman “Howie” Epstein – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (July 21, 1955 – February 23, 2003) – Drugs • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howie_Epstein

Hank Ballard (The Midnighters) (November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003) – Throat Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Ballard

• Adam Faith –Terence “Terry” Nelhams-Wright (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Faith

• Ian Ralph “Sammy” Sawmill (Cliff Richards) (19 January 1937 – 13 March 2003) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Samwell

Little Eva Narcissus Boyd (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003) – Cervical Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Eva

• Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Simone

Noel David Redding (25 December 1945 – 11 May 2003) – Jimi Hendrix Experience – Liver disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Redding

• Erik Keith Brann – Iron Butterfly (August 11, 1950 – July 25, 2003), born Rick Davis and also known as Erik Braunn – Heart Defect  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Brann

• Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Zevon

J.R.JohnnyCash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) – diabetes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_cash

Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) – Heart attack – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Palmer_%28singer%29

• Bobby Lee Hatfield (Aug 10, 1940 – November 5, 2003) – Cocaine Induced Heart Attack – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Hatfield

• Arthur Lee Conley (January 4, 1946 – November 17, 2003) – Intestinal cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conley

Alfred Gregory ‘Greg’ Ridley, Humble Pie (23 October 1947 in – 19 November 2003 in) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Ridley

2004

• Randy VanWarmer (March 30, 1955 – January 12, 2004) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_VanWarmer

 Mel Pritchard -Barclay James Harvest (20 January 1948 – 28 January 2004) – Heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Pritchard

• Soko Richardson – Ike & Tina Turner (December 8, 1939 – January 29, 2004) – Complications of Diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soko_Richardson#cite_note-rollingstone-3

• Cornelius Bumpus (May 7, 1945 – February 3, 2004) – Heart attack on plane • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Bumpus

• Doris Troy (born Doris Elaine Higginsen) (January 6, 1937 – February 16, 2004) – Emphysema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Troy

• Bob “Bobby” Mayo – Peter Frampton (August 25, 1951 – February 23, 2004) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Mayo

• Paul Atkinson – the Zombies (March 19, 1946 – April 1, 2004) – cancer – http://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-atkinson-42004

• John Alexander McGeoch (the Banshees, Visage) (25 August 1955 – 4 March, 2004) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McGeoch

• Niki Sullivan – the Crickets (June 23, 1937 – April 6, 2004) – cardiac arrest • http://rockandrollparadise.com/niki-sullivan-42004/

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) – Acute Liver Disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Charles

• Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) – Complete System Shutdown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_James

Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) – cerebral aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Branigan

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (April 18, 1924 – September 10, 2005) – lung cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_%22Gatemouth%22_Brown

Johnny Ramone born John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004) – prostrate cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Ramone

 Dimebag Darrell, born Darrell Lance Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004) – murdered on stage •        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimebag_Darrell

2005

• James Arthur Griffin, Bread (August 10, 1943 – January 11, 2005) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Griffin

• Spencer Dryden – Jefferson Airplane (April 7, 1938 – January 11, 2005) – Colon Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Dryden

Nicola James Capaldi, Traffic (August 2, 1944 – January 28, 2005) – stomach cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Capaldi

Keith Knudsen (February 18, 1948 – February 8, 2005) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Knudsen

• Tyrone Davis born Tyrone Fettson (May 4, 1938 – February 9, 2005) – Complications of Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrone_Davis

• Chris Curtis – The Searchers (26 August 1941 – 28 February 2005) – Unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Curtis

• Danny Joe Brown – Molly Hatchett (24 August 1951 – 10 March 2005) – Diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Joe_Brown

Wladimir Wally Tax – The Outsiders (February 14, 1948 – April 10, 2005) – Exhaustion • http://rockandrollparadise.com/wally-tax-42005/

• Johnnie Clyde Johnson – Chuck Berry (July 8, 1924 – April 13, 2005) – cardiac arrest • http://rockandrollparadise.com/johnnie-johnson-42005/

Domenic Michele Antonio Troiano (January 17, 1946 – May 25, 2005) – Prostrate Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domenic_Troiano

Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr. (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005), known as Link Wray – heart failure – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_Wray

Milton Lee “Roger” Ridley, (April 30, 1948 – November 15, 2005) – Heart failure – http://www.rogerridleybluesman.com/

• Christopher Becker Whitley, (August 31, 1960 – November 20, 2005) – Lung Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Whitley

Michael Gene “Mike” Botts (Bread)  (December 8, 1944 – December 9, 2005) – Colon Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Botts

2006

Louis Allen “Lou” Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Rawls

• Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Pickett

• Lynden David Hall (7 May 1974 – 14 February 2006) – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynden_David_Hall

Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006)bone cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Farka_Tour%C3%A9

 Gene Francis Alan Pitney (17 February 1940 – 5 April 2006) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Pitney

• June Pointer – The Pointer Sisters (November 30, 1953 – April 11, 2006) – Cancer • http://rockandrollparadise.com/june-pointer-42006/

 Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett  – Pink Floyd (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) – pancreatic cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd_Barrett

Ruth Brown (January 12/January 30, 1928 – November 17, 2006) – stroke and heart • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Brown

• April Lawton – Ramatan (July 30, 1948 – Nov 23, 2006) – Heart failure) • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Lawton

Mariska Veres – Shocking Blue -(1 October 1947 – 2 December 2006) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariska_Veres

Freddie Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) – Oct 21, 1940 Dec 9, 2006 – Cancer • http://rockandrollparadise.com/freddie-marsden/

• James Joseph Brown, Jr. – (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)- Congestive Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brown

Pierre Delanoë, born Pierre Charles Marcel Napolean Leroyer (16 December 1918 – 27 December 2006) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Delanoë

2007

Peter E. “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow (August 20, 1934 – January 6, 2007) – Alzheimers • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneaky_Pete_Kleinow

 Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brecker

• Dennis Gerrard Stephen ‘Denny’ Doherty – Mamas and Papas (November 29, 1940 – January 19, 2007) – Abdominal Aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Doherty

• William Richard “Billy” Thorpe – The Aztecs (29 March 1946 – 28 February 2007) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Thorpe

• Bradley Edward Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Delp

Luther Ingram (November 30, 1937 – March 19, 2007) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Ingram

• Mark St.John (Kiss) born Mark Leslie Norton (February 1, 1957 – April 5, 2007) – Accidental Overdose • http://rockandrollparadise.com/mark-st-john-42007

Hugh Edward “Hughie” Thomasson, Jr. (August 13, 1952 – September 9, 2007) – heart attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughie_Thomasson • http://theoutlaws.us/

Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlheinz_Stockhausen

Izear Luster “Ike” Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) – Emphysema and Cocaine Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ike_Turner

 Daniel Grayling “Dan” Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) – Prostate cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Fogelberg

2008

• Rod Allen born Rodney Bainbridge – The Fortunes -(31 March 1944 – 10 January 2008) – liver cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fortunes

Bobby Ferrara ( July 22, 1965 – January 15, 2008) – Fatal Heart Attack • http://rockandrollparadise.com/bobby-ferrara/

• John Coburn Stewart – Kingston Trio (September 5, 1939 – January 19, 2008) – Brain Aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart_(musician)

• George Allen“Buddy” Miles, Jr. (September 5, 1947 – February 26, 2008) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Miles

• Michael George ‘Mike’ Smith – Dave Clark Five (6 December 1943 – 28 February 2008) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Smith_(Dave_Clark_Five)

Norman Jeffrey “Jeff” Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Healey

• Martin Fierro (January 18, 1942 – March 13, 2008) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Fierro_(saxophonist)

• Clifford Davies – Ted Nugent Band (1949 – April 13, 2008) – suicide • http://rockandrollparadise.com/clifford-davies-42008/

• Sean Costello (April 16, 1979 – April 15, 2008) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Costello

• Michael “Micky” Waller – Jeff Beck Group (6 September 1941 – 6 May 2008) – Liver Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micky_Waller

• Bo Diddley, born Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Diddley

• Richard William “Rick” Wright – Pink Floyd – (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) – cancer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wright_(musician)

Miriam Makeba (Mama Afrika) – (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Makeba

Mitch Mitchell – Jimi Hendrix Experience (July  9, 1947 – Nov 12, 2008) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Mitchell

• Delaine Alvin “Delaney” Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie) (July 1, 1939 – December 27, 2008) – Surgery gone wrong • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaney_Bramlett

2009

Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, (October 25, 1934 ~ January 5, 2009) – heart disease – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Taylor_%28blues_musician%29

 Ronald Franklin Asheton -The Stooges (July 17, 1948 – January 6, 2009) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Asheton

 Dave Dee (born David John Harman) (17 December 1941-9 January 2009) – Prostate Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Dee

William Norris “Billy” Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd (June 3, 1952 ~ January 28, 2009) – heart attack – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Powell

• John Martyn, born as Iain David McGeachy (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Martyn

• Dewey Martin
, born Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff (September 30, 1940 ~ January 31, 2009) – Buffalo Springfield – natural • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Martin_(musician)

• Lux Interior born Erick Lee Purkhiser – The Cramps (October 21, 1946 – February 4, 2009) – Aortic Dissection • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux_Interior

• Estelle Bennett – the Ronettes (July 22, 1941 – February 11, 2009) – Colon Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estelle_Bennett

• Kelly Groucutt, born Michael William Groucutt – ELO (8 September 1945 – 19 February 2009) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Groucutt

• Duke D’Mond – the Barron Knights, born Richard Palmer (February 25, 1943 – April 9, 2009) – cardiac arrest • http://rockandrollparadise.com/duke-dmond-42009/ 

• Bob Bogle 
- The Ventures (January 16, 1934 ~ June 14, 2009) – Non Hodgkin Lymphoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Bogle

• Michael Joseph Jackson – the King of Pop (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) – Cardiac Arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson

• Les Paul, born Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009) – pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Paul

• Eleanor Louise “Ellie” Greenwich – (October 23, 1940 – August 26, 2009) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellie_Greenwich

 Mary Travers 
 – Peter, Paul and Mary (November 9, 1936 ~ September 16, 2009) – leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Travers

Ramses Shaffy  (29 August 1933 – 1 December 2009) – Esophagael Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramses_Shaffy

Eric Norman Woolfson – Alan Parson Project (18 March 1945 – 2 December 2009) – Kidney Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Woolfson

• James Gurley, Big Brother & the Holding Company – (22 December 1939- 20 December 2009) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gurley

• Tim Hart – Steeleye Span (9 January 1948 – 24 December 2009) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hart

 James Owen “The Rev” Sullivan – Avenged Sevenfold (February 9, 1981 – December 28, 2009) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rev