When Did They Pass Away?

 

Launch Pad to Rock-n-Roll Paradise

In what year did the Legends die?

On this page you will find in chronological order, starting with the first rock and roll pioneers in the 1930s and the years and dates they left us for that huge concert stage in the sky.  Obviously in the early years of rock and roll the “death toll” among legends was low – for 1961 I couldn’t even find a listing. But then in recent years, with many of our early rock heroes in their early to late seventies, the numbers are climbing way up. My personal super stars listings have a link to a tribute page with data of their life story, interviews,  and accomplishments. Mind you, as a guitarist, my choices for superstar status are somewhat biased. For that my apologies.

 

 

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1938 – 1969

Rock and Roll as a free-wheeling music genre did not really arrive on the scene until the late 1940s, early 1950s, along with the post World War II baby boomer generation and the development of the electric guitar. Blues, experimental jazz and dixie became a bit louder, a bit more improvised and from there went through a dozen or so influential reincarnations (skiffle, rock-a-billy, country and western, r&b, soul etc.) By the mid 1960 it became a force that drove the culture that transformed the world. It can be argued that Cyberspace and Globalization where direct results from a music culture that found a global audience. In addition Amplification took the guitar from being just another rhythm instrument to the forefront of music making.

Early influential performers were blues guys like Jimmy Rodgers, Robert Johnson and Lead Belly, followed by popular rockers Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly who took the old songs from the cotton fields and inner cities in the US and turned them into rock and roll arrangements. And when British Invasion rockers in the early 1960s gave their own spin on these songs and then started writing songs themselves, rock became the sound track of our generation. The exact date that rock came into existence is of course not recorded, as the music evolved. Some of the roots musicians that created rock and roll, such as Ike Turner, sadly never really received the recognition due. 

When Buddy Holly perished in a 1959 airplane crash, he “officially” became the first rocker to be eligible for the Band of Legends. Since that day when “the music died” many have gone, and if we’d ever by any chance of luck can get backstage passes to any of their Rock and Roll Paradise performances in the hereafter, dying – even the thought of it – would become a whole lot easier. And when the British Invasion took their cues from the old cotton fields and added some blues rock guitar riffs to the arrangements, we had a music on our hands that defined the culture of our generation.

The only legends with a listing here before Buddy Holly are Jimmy Rodgers, Huddy Ledbetter, better know as Lead Belly,  Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson and Django Reinhardt for reasons of major influence on the genre and its later legends.

For an enlightening recollection of the 1950s in Rock and Roll here is a great website link:

https://www.rockmusictimeline.com/1950

February 3, 1959 The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly (22) early rock and roll star (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) – Plane crash • https://rockandrollparadise.com/buddy-holly-21959/

Ritchie Valens (17) born Ricardo Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) – Plane Crash •  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritchie_Valens

J. P.’ Richardson (28) early rock and roll (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper – Plane Crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bopper

• Guitar Slim (32) blues guitarist-vocalist born Eddie Jones (December 10, 1926 – February 7, 1959) – Pneumonia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Slim

Billie Holiday (44) soul-jazz great born Eleanora Fagan or Elenore Harris according to her birth certificate (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) – Liver and Heart Gave up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Holiday

1960

Eddie Cochran (21) hit maker (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960)- Car Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Cochran

1961

1962

• Stu Sutcliffe (21) original bass player for the Beatles (23 June 1940 – 10 April 1962) – Brain Aneurysm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Sutcliffe

1963

• Patsy Cline (30) born Virginia Patterson Hensley (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) – Plane Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patsy_Cline

• Elmore James (45) guitar great (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmore_James

• Édith Piaf (47)  French chansonniere great La Vie en Rose etc.(19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) – Liver Cancer •  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dith_Piaf

• Dinah Washington (39) – born Ruth Lee Jones jazz-soul great (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) – Accidental Overdose•  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinah_Washington (1993)

1964

• Sam Cooke (33) soul – r&b giant (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964) – Shot and Killed • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke

• Johnny Burnette

• Cole Porter

• Rudy Lewis, singer for the Drifters

1965

• Nat King Cole aka Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) – Lung Cancer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_King_Cole

• Sonny Boy Williamson II born Alex Miller (possibly December 5, 1912 – May 25, 1965), – apparent heart attack https://rockandrollparadise.com/sonny-boy-williamson-2-51965/

1966

• Mike Millward – guitarist for the Fourmost (May 9th 1942 – March 7, 1966) – leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mike-millward-31966/

Robert Gaston “Bobby” Fuller (October 22, 1942 – July 18, 1966) – “accident” and “suicide” • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bobby-fuller-71966/

• Johnny Kid born Frederick Albert Heath – 30 – (23 December 1935 – 7 October 1966)- Car crash http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Kidd_%28singer%29

• Alma Cogan – popular early British pop/rock singer (19 May 1932 – 26 October 1966) – Ovarian Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Cogan

1967

Woodrow Wilson “WoodyGuthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) – Huntington’s Disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/woody-guthrie-101967/

• Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) – Plane Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Redding

1968

• Little Walter born Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968) – Coronary Trombosis  • https://rockandrollparadise.com/little-walter-21968/

• William Edward John (November 15, 1937 – May 26, 1968), better known by his stage name Little Willie John – suspicious heart attack http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Willie_John

Franklin Joseph “Frankie” Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968) – Heroine Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Lymon

John Leslie “WesMontgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) – Heart attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Montgomery

• Malcolm Hale – Spanky and our Gang

 

1969

Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones – The Rolling Stones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) -drowned  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Jones

1970

• Alan Christie Wilson – Canned Heat – (July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970) – Accidental Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Wilson_(musician)

• James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) – Asphyxia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix

• Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) – Overdose – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin

1971

• Jim Morrison (27) – frontman, songwriter with the Doors  (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) – Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison

 Gene Vincent known as Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971) – Ruptured Stomach Ulcer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Vincent

• Duane Allman (24) – legendary lead guitarist with The Allman Brothers – (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) – Motorcycle accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Duane-Allman-101971/

• Lefty Baker – Spanky and Our Gang

 

1972

• Berry Oakley, Allman Brothers Band (Apr 4, 1948 – Nov 11, 1972) – Motorcycle accident) • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry_Oakley

 Daniel Ray Whitten  – Crazy Horse (May 8, 1943 – November 18, 1972) – Drug dependency • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Whitten

1973

Ronald Charles McKernan, nicknamed “Pigpen” -27- (September 8, 1945 – March 8, 1973) – Alcohol • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_%22Pigpen%22_McKernan

• Gram Parsons – the Byrds – born Cecil Ingram Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons 

• James Joseph “Jim” Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) – Plane Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Croce

• Sister Rosetta Tharpe pioneer rocker (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Rosetta_Tharpe

• Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Darin

• Clarence White – The Byrds

• Roger Lee Durham – Bloodstone – 27 Club

• John Rostill – Bass player for the Shadows

1974

• Mama Cass Elliot – Mamas and Papas – (born Ellen Naomi Cohen; September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot

Nicholas RodneyNick” Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) – suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Drake

• Robbie McIntosh – Average White Band

1975

• David Michael ‘Dave’ Alexander – 27 Club (June 3, 1947 – February 10, 1975) – Alcohol • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Alexander_(musician)

• Peter William Ham – singer/songwriter for Badfinger 27 Club (27 April 1947 – 24 April 1975) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Ham

Timothy Charles “Tim” Buckley III -28- (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) – drug overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Buckley

Gary Mervin Thain -Uriah Heep 27 Club (15 May 1948 – 8 December 1975) – Heroin Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Thain

• T-Bone Walker – Blues Giant

 

1976

 Howlin’ Wolf born Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976) – Complications from Surgery • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howlin%27_Wolf

• Florence Ballard Chapman – the Supremes – (born Florence Glenda Ballard, June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976) – Cardiac Arrest • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Ballard

Paul Francis Kossoff -guitarist for Free -(14 September 1950 – 19 March 1976) – Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kossoff

Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson (August 30, 1941 – March 18, 1976) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_%22Snake_Boy%22_Johnson

• Phil Ochs – protest singer/songwriter (Dec. 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/phil-ochs-41976/

 Keith Relf – The Yardbirds (22 March 1943 – 14 May 1976) – Accidental Electrocution • https://rockandrollparadise.com/keith-relf-51976/

• Thomas Richard “Tommy” Bolin  (August 1, 1951 – December 4, 1976) – Heroin overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Bolin

Freddie King, born Fred King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) – Pancreatitis • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_King

1977

• Elvis Aaron Presley King of Rock and Roll (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) – Prescription drug addiction • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley

• Marc Bolan  (30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) – Car Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Bolan

• Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Van Zant – Lynyrd Skynyrd – (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Van_Zant

• Steven Earl ‘ Stevie” Gaines -Lynyrd Skynyrd- (September 14, 1949 – October 20, 1977) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Gaines

 Cassie LaRue Gaines -Lynyrd Skynyrd- (January 9, 1948 – October 20, 1977) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassie_Gaines

1978

 Terry Alan Kath -guitarist for Chicago – (January 31, 1946 – January 23, 1978) – Accidental Self inflicted Gunshot • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Kath

• Sandy Denny born Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978) – Head Injury • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Denny

• Keith Moon – drummer for the Who – (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) – Overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Keith-Moon-91978/

1979

• Donny Edward Hathaway – played with Roberta Flack (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) – Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donny_Hathaway

• Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie, later named John Beverley – the Sex Pistols – (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979) – overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious

• Mike Patto –Michael Thomas McCarthy (Spooky Tooth) (22 September 1942 – 4 March 1979)lymphatic leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Patto

• Lowell Thomas George – singer/songwriter/guitarist for Little Feat – (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_George

• Minnie Riperton born Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) – Breast cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Riperton

 James ‘Jimmy’ McCulloch – Wings – (4 June 1953 – 27 September 1979) – Heroin Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_McCulloch/

 

• Angus Maclise – Velvet Underground

• John Glascock – Bass for Carmen and Jethro Tull

 

1980 – 1989

1980 

• Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott (33)singer AC/DC – (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) – Alcohol poisoning • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Bon-Scott-21980/

• Tommy Caldwell (30) – bass player for Marshall Tucker Band (Nov 9, 1949-April 28, 1980) • car accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Caldwell_(musician)

• Carl Radle (37) bass with Derek & the Dominos) (June 18, 1942 – May 30, 1980) – Kidney Failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com//Carl-Radle-51980/

 Keith Godchaux (32)– the Grateful Dead -(July 19, 1948 – July 23, 1980) – Car Accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Keith-Godchaux-71980/

• John Bonham (32) – drummer with Led Zeppelin – (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) – Alcohol Asphyxiation • https://rockandrollparadise.com/John-Bonham-91980/

• Steve Peregrin Took (31)  born Stephen Ross Porter – T-Rex  (28 July 1949 – 27 October 1980) – drugs misadventure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Peregrin_Took

• John Lennon (40) – singer, songwriter with The Beatles – ( 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) – murdered • https://rockandrollparadise.com/John-Lennon-121980/

Tim Hardin (39) – folk rock singer-songwriter (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) – Heroin Overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Tim-Hardin-121980/

1981

• David Lynch  (51)- The Platters (July, 1929 – Jan. 2, 1981) – Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-lynch/

Bill Haley (55) rock and roll pioneer Rock around the Clock (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981), – Alcohol Abuse • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Haley

• Mike Bloomfield (37) Chicago blues great guitarist (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) – overdose – https://rockandrollparadise.com/Mike-Bloomfield-21981/

Bob “The Bear” Hite (38) – vocalist-guitar with Canned Heat – (February 26, 1943 – April 6, 1981) – heroin overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Bob-Hite-41981/

• Bob Marley (36)Reggae Legend Bob Marley and the Wailers (Feb 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) – Melanoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bob-marley-legend/ 

• Rushton Moreve (32)bass player with Steppenwolf (Nov 6, 1948-July 1, 1981) – car accidenthttps://rockandrollparadise.com/rushton-moreve-71981/

• Harry Chapin (38) folk/pop singer-songwriter (Dec 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) – car accidenthttps://rockandrollparadise.com/harry-chapin-71981/ 

‘Hoagy” Carmichael (82) – pianist, singer, songwriter (Nov 22, 1899 – Dec 27. 1981) – natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Hoagy-carmichael-121981/

1982

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

• Randall William “Randy” Rhoads exceptional guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne/ Quiet Riot (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) – Plane crash • https://rockandrollparadise.com/randy-rhoads-31982/

• Rusty Day (36) born Russell Edward Davidson;vocalist for Amboy Dukes, Cactus etc. (December 29, 1945 – June 3, 1982) – homicide victim • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Day

• Jimmy Scott (25) born James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist with the Pretenders (4 November 1956 – 16 June 1982) – heroine induced heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Honeyman-Scott

1983

Lamar Williams (34) bass player with Allman Brothers Band, Sealevel (January 14, 1949 – January 21, 1983) – lung cancerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_Williams

• Billy Fury (42) born Ronald Wycherley (17 April 1940 – 28 January 1983) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Fury

 Karen Anne Carpenter (32) drummer-vocalist the Carpenters (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) – Anorexia Nervosa • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Carpenter

Felix A. Pappalardi Jr.(43) Mountain (December 30, 1939 – April 17, 1983) – killed by his wife • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Pappalardi

 Muddy Waters (70) born McKinley Morganfield, Chicago blues legend (April 4, 1913 or thereabout – April 30, 1983) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muddy_Waters

Chris Wood (39) – flute and sax with Traffic -(24 June 1944—12 July 1983) – Pneumonia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Wood_(rock_musician)

• James Jamerson (47) Motown’s most amazing bass player (January 29, 1936 – August 2, 1983) – cirrhosis • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Jamerson

• Klaus Nomi (39) performer born Klaus Sperber (24 January 1944 – 6 August 1983) – Aids • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Nomi

• Merle Travis (65) Inventor of Travis Picking (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Travis

• Tom Evans Jr (36)- Singer-songwriter with Badfinger(5 June 1947 – 19 November 1983)suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Evans

• Jimmy Nolen (49) James Brown Band (3 April 1934 – 18 December 1983)- heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Nolen

• Dennis Wilson (39) – drummer with The Beach Boys – (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) – Drowned under influence • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Wilson

1984

 Alexis Korner (55) British Blues great (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984) – Lung Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Korner

Jackie Wilson, Jr. (49) -Mr. Excitement (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Wilson

• Paul Gardiner (25) (Tubeway Army)(1 May 1958 – 4 February 1984)- Heroin overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gardiner

• Marvin Gaye (44) R&B vocal great (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.Shot by his father • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Gaye

Big Mama” Thornton (57) R&B-Blues vocalist with Johnny Otis Caravan (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) – Heart and Liver Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Mama_Thornton

• Steve Goodman (36) Singer-songwriter City of New Orleans (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Goodman

1985

• Bryan Keenan (42) drummer with the Chamber Bothers (January 28, 1943 – October 5, 1985) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Keenan_(musician,_born_1943)

• David Byron (38) vocalist with Uriah Heep (29 January 1947 – 28 February 1985) – Alcohol related • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Byron

• Gordon Huntley (54) (steel pedal with Southern Comfort etc) (1930 – March 7, 1985) – Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gordon-huntley/

 Ricky Wilson (32) Guitarist with The B-52 (March 19, 1953 – October 12, 1985) – AIDS – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Wilson_(American_musician)

 Big Joe Turner (74) blues great, (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Joe_Turner

 Ian Stewart (47) founding piano member of the Rolling Stones (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985) – heart attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stewart_(musician)

Ricky Nelson (45) solo hit singer-songwriter (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) – plane crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Nelson

1986

Phil Lynott (36)  – bass & vocals for Thin Lizzy (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) – Sepsis from Heroin Dependency • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Lynott

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

 Richard  Manuel (42) – singer-multi instrumentalist with The Band (April 3, 1943 – March 4, 1986) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Manuel

• Cliff Burton (24) – bass player with Metallica – (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) – Tour Bus accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Burton

Irving Lee Dorsey (61) R&B and Soul singer (December 24, 1924 – December 1, 1986) – Emphysema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Dorsey

Hollywood Fats (32) highly talented blues guitarist (March 17, 1954 – December 8, 1986) – Heroine Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Fats

1987

• Peter Paul Lucia Jr. (39)– drummer with Tommy James and the Shondells (February 2, 1947 – January 6, 1987) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_James_and_the_Shondells

 Paul Butterfield (44) – Blues great (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) – Heroin Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Butterfield

• Peter Tosh (42) solo vocalist and member of the Wailers (19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) – Murdered • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tosh

Jaco Pastorius (35)  supreme bassist (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) – Manslaughter – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaco_Pastorius

1988

• John Curulewski (37) Played guitar with Styx (October 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois – February 13, 1988) – Brain Aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Curulewski

• Divine (42) born Harris Glenn Milstead (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988) – Obesity • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_%28performer%29

Andy Gibb (30) The Gibb brothers(5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988)cocaine induced heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Gibb

• Dave Prater (50) The Dave in Sam & Dave soul greats (May 9, 1937 – April 9, 1988) – single car crashhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Prater

• Hillel Slovak (26)‏ – Red Hot Chili Peppers – (April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988) – Heroin Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillel_Slovak

• Nico (49) vocalist with Velvet Underground & Nico (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) – cerebral hemmorhage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nico

• Roy Buchanan (48) blues guitar genius (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) – alledged suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Buchanan

• Tim Davis (44) drummer, singer, songwriter with the Steve Miller Band (November 29, 1943 – September 20, 1988) – diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Davis_(musician)

 Roy Orbison (52) – The Big O  and Traveling Wilbury’s (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Orbison

• Paul Jeffreys (36) (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel) (Feb 13, 1952 – Dec 21, 1988) – Panam Flight 103 • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Jeffreys

1989

• Paul Robi (57) – The Platters (Dec 28, 1931 – Feb 1, 1989 – Pancreatic Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Platters

• Trevor Lucas (46) Songwriterguitarist for Fairport Convention and Fotheringay (25 December 1943 – 4 February 1989) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Lucas

• Vincent Crane (45) – Keyboards with Atomic Rooster (21 May 1943 – 14 February 1989) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Crane

• Emily Remler (32) Monster jazz flavored guitarist (September 18, 1957 – May 4, 1990) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Remler

• John Cippolina (45)  lead guitar with Quicksilver Messenger Service (August 24, 1943 – May 29, 1989) • Genetic Lung Disorder – https://rockandrollparadise.com/John-Cipollina-51989/

• Peter de Freitas (27) – Echo and the Bunnymen – (2 August 1961 – 14 June 1989) – Motorcycle accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_de_Freitas

• Alan Murphy (35) guitarist with Level 42, Kate Bush etc. (18 November 1953 – 19 October 1989) – Aids • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Murphy

Ewan MacColl (70) folk-rock innovator (25 January 1915 – 22 October 1989) – complications from heart surgery •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewan_MacColl

1990

• Allen Collins Jr.(37)– guitarist and founding member with Lynyrd Skynyrd – (July 19, 1952 – January 23, 1990) – Chronic Pneumonia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Collins

 Del Shannon (55) hitmaker (born Charles Weedon Westover; December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del_Shannon

 Ric Grech (43) – Blind Faith (1 November 1946 – 17 March 1990) – Kidney and Liver Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_Grech

Andrew Wood (24) (Malfunkshun) (January 8, 1966 – March 19, 1990) – Heroin • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Wood_%28singer%29

• Jim Hodder (42) drummer, vocalist, founding member of Steely Dan (December 17, 1947 – June 5, 1990) – drowned • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Hodder_(musician)

• Stevie Ray Vaughan (35) (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), Helicopter Crash • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Stevie-Ray-Vaughan-81990/

 • Tom Fogerty (48)  guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival – (November 9, 1941 – September 6, 1990) – AIDS  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Fogerty

• BJ Wilson (43) drummer with Procol Harum (18 March 1947 – 8 October 1990) – intentional drug overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._J._Wilson

1991

• Steve Clark (30)-guitarist with Def Leppard – (23 April 1960 – 8 January 1991) – Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Clark

 Serge Gainsbourg (62) Je t’aime… moi non plus with Jane Birkin (2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_Gainsbourg

 Doc Pomus (65) born Jerome Solon Felder (June 27, 1925 – March 14, 1991) – Lung Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Pomus

Steve Marriott (44) – Singer-songwriter-guitarist with Small Faces/Humble Pie (30 January 1947 – 20 April 1991) – Accidental Smoke Inhalation • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Marriott

Johnny Thunders (38) – singer-guitarist with The New York Dolls (July 15, 1952 – April 23, 1991) – leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Thunders

Gene Clark (46) Singer, songwriter with The Byrds (November 17, 1944 – May 24, 1991) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Clark

• Vince Taylor (52) singer with the Playboys (14 July 1939 – 28 August 1991) – lung cancerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Taylor

• Rob Tyner (46) singer with MC5 (December 12, 1944 – September 18, 1991) – heart attackhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Tyner

• Mort Shuman (52) singer-songwriter(November 12, 1936 – November 2, 1991) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mort_Shuman

 Eric Carr (41) drummer with Kiss (July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991) – Heart Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Carr

• Freddie Mercury (45) frontman, vocalist, songwriter, pianist with Queen born Farrokh Bulsara (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) – AIDS • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury

1992

Jerry Nolan (45) drummer with The New York Dolls (May 7, 1946 – January 14, 1992) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Nolan

• Dee Murray (45) long time bass player with the Elton John Band – (3 April 1946 – 15 January 1992) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee_Murray

• Champion Jack Dupree (81) New Orleans Blues and Boogie-woogie pianist singer(between 1909 and 1910 – January 21, 1992) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champion_Jack_Dupree

Willie Dixon (76) blues great and songwriter(July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) – Natural Causes • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Dixon

• Nigel Preston (28) drummer with the Cult (4 April 1963 – 1 April 1992) – drug overdosehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Preston

• Ollie Hallsal (43) guitarist with Kevin Ayers (14 March 1949 – 29 May 1992) – drug induced heart attackhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ollie_Halsall

Jeff Porcaro (38) dummer with Toto – Steely Dan (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) – Heart Failure  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Porcaro

• Ronnie Bond (52)  drummer with The Troggs (May 4, 1940 – Nov 12, 1992) – Liver disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Bond

• Albert King (69)  blues great Three Kings (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_King

Eddie Hazel (42) guitarist with Parliament-Funkadelic (April 10, 1950 – December 23, 1992) – Liver Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Hazel

1993

• Patrick Waite (26) –singer with British reggae band Musical Youth (16 May 1968 — 18 February 1993) – Heart Condition • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_Youth

• Toy Caldwell (45)guitarist, singer-songwriter with Marshall Tucker Band (November 13, 1947 – February 25, 1993) – Cocaine Induced Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Caldwell

• Mick Ronson (46) guitarist for the Spiders from Mars-David Bowie (26 May 1946 – 29 April 1993) – liver cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Ronson

 Mia Zapata (27) – lead singer with the Gits (August 25, 1965 – July 7, 1993) – murdered • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia_Zapata

• Criss Oliva (30) – extremely promising guitarist, songwriter with Savatage (April 3, 1963 – October 17, 1993) – drunk driver crash • https://rockandrollparadise.com/criss-oliva-101993/

• Randy Jo Hobbs (45) – bass player with The McCoys, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer (March 22, 1948 – August 5, 1993) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Jo_Hobbs

• Albert Collins (61)  blues great guitarist-singer- (October 1, 1932 – November 24, 1993) – lung and liver cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Collins

• Jerry Edmonton (47) drummer-vocalist for Steppenwolf (9 April 1950 – November 28, 1993) – car crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Edmonton

• Frank Vincent Zappa (52)  genius guitarist-songwriter for Mothers of Invention (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) – Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Frank-Zappa-121993

Doug Hopkins (32) lead guitar-songwriter with Gin Blossoms (April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Hopkins

• Michael Clarke (47) – drummer with The Byrds (June 3, 1946 – Dec 19, 1993) – liver failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Clarke_(musician)

1994

• Harry Nilsson (52)  (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Nilsson

• Papa John Creach (76) – Jefferson Airplane (May 28, 1917 – February 22, 1994) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_John_Creach

• Kurt Cobain (27) – Guitar, singer, songwriter with Nirvana (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Cobain

• Lee Brilleaux (41) – lead guitar-founder with Dr. Feelgood (May 10, 1952 – April 7, 1994) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lee-brilleaux-41994/

• Eric Gale (55) gifted guitarist for Peter Tosh, Roberta Flack, John Coltrane and many more (September 20, 1938 – May 25, 1994) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Gale

• Derek Leckenby (51) guitarist with Herman’s Hermits (May 14, 1943-June 4, 1994)- non Hodgkin Lymphoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman%27s_Hermits

• Kristen Pfaff (27) bass player with Hole (May 26, 1967 – June 16, 1994) – heroine overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristen_Pfaff

Nicky Hopkins (50) widely considered to be the greatest studio rock pianist (24 February 1944 – 6 September 1994) – Crohn’s Disease Complications • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Hopkins

• Danny Gatton (49) virtuoso all around guitarist (September 4, 1945 – October 4, 1994)- Suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Danny-Gatton-101994/

• Fred “Sonic” Smith (45) guitar monster, founder with MC5 (September 14, 1949 – November 4, 1994), known as Fred “Sonic” Smith – Heart Failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/fred-sonic-smith-111994/

• Dino Valenti (57)  born Chester William “Chet” Powers, singer/songwriter for Love  (October 7, 1937 – November 16, 1994) – Complications from Brain Surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dino-valenti-111994/

1995

• Ruby Starr (45) – vocalist with Black Oak Arkansas (November 30, 1949 – January 14, 1995) – cancer & brain tumor • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Starr

• Richey Edwards (28) – guitarist-lyricist with Manic Street Preachers (born 22 December 1967, disappeared c. 1 February 1995), officially presumed dead 23 November 2008) – Unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richey_Edwards

• Frank O’Keefe (44) bass player with The Outlaws (March 18, 1950 – February 26, 1995) – Overdose – http://puresouthernrock.com/fallen-heroes-of-southern-rock/frank-okeefe/

Phil Kramer (42)bass player with Iron Butterfly (July 12, 1952 – February 12, 1995) – Suicide? • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Taylor_Kramer

• Melvin Franklin (52) vocalist with The Temptations (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) – Diabetic Seizures • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_Franklin

• Vivian Stanshall (41) leader of the Bonzo Dog Do Daah Band ( 21st March 1943 –  5th March 1995) – Burn Victim • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Stanshall

Ingo “Mr. Smile” Schwichtenberg (29) -drummer with Helloween (18 May 1965 – 8 March 1995) – Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingo_Schwichtenberg

Rory Gallagher (47) blues guitar virtuoso The Taste (2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) – Liver failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Rory-Gallagher-61995/

Jerry” Garcia (53) guitar player with the Grateful Dead (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) – Heart Attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Jerry-Garcia-81995/

Sterling Morrison (53) guitarist with Velvet Underground (August 29, 1942 – August 30, 1995)  – non-Hodgkins Lymphoma • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling_Morrison

Shannon Hoon (28) vocalist with Blind Melon (September 26, 1967 – October 21, 1995) – Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Hoon

1996

Brownie McGhee (80) blues singer-guitarist (November 30, 1915 – February 16, 1996) – Stomach Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Brownie-McGhee-21996/

“Johnny Guitar” Watson (61) guitarist-singer (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996) – Heart attack on stage in Yokohama,Japan • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Johnny-watson-51996/

 Bradley Nowell (28) lead singer-guitarist with Sublime (February 22, 1968 – May 25, 1996) – Heroin Overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Bradley-Nowell-51996/

• Jonathan Melvoin (36) drummer-keyboards with the Smashing Pumpkins (December 6, 1961 – July 12, 1996) – heroine overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Melvoin

 John Panozzo (47) – Styx (September 20, 1948 – July 16, 1996) – Liver disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/John-Panozzo-71996/

“Chas” Chandler (57) bass player with the Animals (18 December 1938 – 17 July 1996) – Aortic Aneurism • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Chas-Chandler-71996/

• Mel Taylor (62) drummer with the Ventures (September 24, 1933 – August 11, 1996) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Taylor

• Tupac Shakur (25) lyricist-hip hop artist (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)- murdered • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupac_Shakur

 Eva Cassidy (33) vocalist extraordinaire (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) – Melanoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Eva-Cassidy-111996/

• Tiny Tim (64) singer-ukulele player ( (April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996) – Heart Attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Tiny-tim-111996/

1997

Townes Van Zandt (52) folk and blues singer-songwriter (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997) – Alcohol Induced Cardiac Arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townes_Van_Zandt

Randy California (45) lead guitar-singer for Spirit  ( 20 February, 1951 – January 2, 1997) – Drowning • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_California

 Brian Connolly (51) – lead singer with the Sweet (5 October 1945 – 9 February 1997) – Liver failure due to chronic alcoholism • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Connolly

LaVern Baker (66) soul performer (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) – Cardiovascular Disease • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVern_Baker

 Laura Nyro (49)  folk songwriter and performer (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) – Ovarian Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Nyro

• Jeff Buckley (30) folk singer-songwriter (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott “Scottie” MoorheadAccidental drowning •  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley

• Ronnie Lane (51) bass player – vocalist with the Small Faces-the Faces (1 April 1946 – 4 June 1997) – Complications from MS • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Lane

• Johnny Copeland (60) blues guitar slinger and singer (March 27, 1937 – July 3, 1997) – complications of heart transplant • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Copeland

 Luther Allison (57) r&b and soul performer (August 17, 1939 – August 12, 1997) – Brain Tumor • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Allison

• John Denver (53) country rock icon (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Denver

• Henry Vestine (62) Rolling Stone ranked guitarist with Canned Heat (December 25, 1944 – October 20, 1997) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Vestine

 Glen Buxton (49)  – guitarist with Alice Cooper (November 10, 1947 – October 19, 1997) – Complications from Pneumonia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Buxton

• Tommy Tedesco (67) -most recorded session guitarist for the Wrecking Crew (July 3, 1930 – November 10, 1997) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Tedesco

• Michael Hutchence (37) -vocalist with INXS –  (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) – Suicide  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hutchence

Kurt Winter (51) guitar player with The Guess Who (April 2, 1946 – December 14, 1997) – Kidney Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Winter

Nicolette Larson (45) vocal hits with Neil Young (July 17, 1952 – December 16, 1997) – Cerebral Edema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolette_Larson

• Jimmy Rogers (73) blues singer-guitarist (June 3, 1924 – December 19, 1997) – Colon Cancer •  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Rogers

• Floyd Cramer (64) session pianist(October 27, 1933 – December 31, 1997) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Cramer

1998

Sonny Bono (62) famous from Sonny and Cher (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) – Fatal Skiing accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono

• Junior Wells (63) famous blues vocalist and harmonica player(December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998) – Heart and Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Wells

 Carl Lee Perkins (65) famous rockabilly guitarist-songwriter (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) – Throat Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Perkins

 Carl Wilson (51) vocalist guitarist with The Beach Boys (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) – Lung Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Wilson

• Falco (40) Austria born Johann (Hans) Hölzel Rock Me Amadeus (19 February 1957 – 6 February 1998) – Car Accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falco_(musician)

• Judge Dread (52) reggae- ska artist  (2 May 1945 – 13 March 1998) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Dread

• Rob Pilatus (32) one part of Mili Vanilli (June 8, 1965 – April 2, 1998) – overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/rob-pilatus-41998/ 

Cozy Powell (50) –drummer with some of the greatest rock performers Jeff Beck/Rainbow etc. (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) – One Car Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cozy_Powell

• Wendy ‘O’ Williams (48) front woman for the Plasmatics (May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_O._Williams

• Linda McCartney (56)  keyboards with Wings (September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_McCartney

• Bryan McClean (52)  guitarist-singer-composer with Love (September 25, 1946 – December 25, 1998) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_MacLean

 Johnny Moore (64) – The Drifters (December 14, 1934 – December 30, 1998) – Cardiac Arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Moore_%28singer%29

1999

• Barry Pritchard (54) lead guitar-vocalist with The Fortunes (April 4, 1944 – January 11, 1999) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fortunes

Charles Brown (78) blues pianist-singer (September 13, 1922 – January 21, 1999) – congestive heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Brown_(musician)

 Dusty Springfield (59) British R&B hitmaker (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Springfield

• Skip Spence (52) guitarist drummer for Moby Grape (April 18, 1946 – April 16, 1999) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skip_Spence

• Darrell Sweet (51) drummer for Nazareth (May 16, 1947 – April 30, 1999) – heart attack • https://bournemouthbeatboom.wordpress.com/darrell-sweet-2/

• Screaming Lord Sutch (58) British horror rock  performer (10 November 1940 – 16 June 1999) – manic depression suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screaming_Lord_Sutch

• Gar Samuelson (41) drummer with Megadeath (February 18, 1958 – July 14, 1999) – liver failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar_Samuelson

• Hoyt Axton (61) prolific singer-songwriter-guitarist (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) – fatal heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoyt_Axton

• Doug Sahm (58) – Sir Douglas Quintet (November 6, 1941 – November 18, 1999) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Sahm

Rick Danko (56) – Bass player-vocalist with The Band (December 29, 1943 – December 10, 1999) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Danko

• Curtis Mayfield (57) singer-guitarist with the Impressions et al (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) – Diabetes • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Mayfield

2000

• Ray Jones (60) Bass player  with Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas (October 22, 1939- January 20, 2000) – undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ray-jones-12000/

Doris Coley (58) vocalist with The Shirelles (August 2nd 1941 – February 4, 2000) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/doris-coley-22000/

• “Lonesome Dave” Peverett (56) guitarist-singer with Foghat and Savoy Brown (April 16, 1943 – February 7, 2000) – cancer •https://rockandrollparadise.com/dave-peverett-2-2000/

• Oliver (54) – born William Oliver Swofford sang in the musical Hair ( February 22, 1945 – February 12, 2000) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/oliver-22000/

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (70)  (July 18th 1929 – February 12, 2000) – complications from aneurysm surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/screaming-jay-hawkins-22000/

• Ian Dury (57) singer-songwriter Ian Dury & The Blockheads (May 12, 1942 – March 27, 2000) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ian-dury-32000/

Paul Young (53) – vocalist with Sad Café/Mike + the Mechanics (17 June 1947 -July 14, 2000) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-young-72000/

• Jerome Smith (47) – guitarist with KC and the Sunshine Band (June 18, 1953 – July 28, 2000) – construction accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jerome-smith-72000/

Alan Caddy (60) – guitarist with Johnny Kid and the Pirates ( February 2, 1940 – August 16, 2000) – alcoholismhttps://rockandrollparadise.com/alan-caddy-82000/

• Jack Nitzsche (63) – Session musician/producer worked closely with the Wrecking Crew (April 22, 1937 – August 25, 2000) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jack-nitzsche-82000/

• Allen Woody (44) bass player with the Allman Bros (October 3, 1955 – August 26, 2000) – overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/allen-woody-82000/

• David Brown (53) Bass player with Santana (Febr 15, 1947 – Sept 4, 2000) – liver and kidney failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brown_(American_musician)

• Benjamin Orr (53) bass player-vocalist with The Cars (September 8, 1947 – October 3, 2000) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/benjamin-orr-102000/

• Kirsty MacColl (41) – singer-songwriter with the Pogues ( October 10, 1959 – December 18, 2000) – killed in a motorboat accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kirsty-maccoll-122000/

• Nick Massi (73)  Singer-bass player with the Four Seasons (September 19, 1927 – December 24, 2000) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/nick-massi-122000/

2001

• John Fahey (61) – Folk legend guitar player (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) – died during open heart surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-fahey-22001/

• Glenn Hughes (50) – Singer with the Village People (July 18, 1950 – March 4, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/glenn-hughes-32001/

• John Phillips (65) – Singer-guitarist with Mamas and Papas (August 30, 1935 – March 18, 2001) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-phillips-32001/

• Joey Ramone (49) -Lead singer with The Ramones ( May 19, 1951-April 15, 2001) – lymphoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/joey-ramone-42001/

• Brian Pendleton (57) – guitarist with The Pretty Things (April 13, 1944-May 16, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/brian-pendleton-52001/

• Tony Ashton (55) -Organist-vocalist with Ashton, Gardner and Dyke (March 1, 1946-May 28, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tony-ashton-52001/

• Tommy Eyre (51) – star keyboard player for the stars (June 5, 1949 – May 23, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tommy-eyre-52001/

• John Lee Hooker (83) – blues great (August 22, 1912 – June 21, 2001) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-lee-hooker-62001/

• Chet Atkins (77) – father of the Nashville finger picking sound (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chet-atkins-62001/

• Herman Brood (54) – Dutch unique frontman-pianist with Herman Brood & His Wild Romance (November 5, 1946 – July 11, 2001) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/herman-brood-72001-2/

• Leon Wilkeson (49) – founding bass player with Lynyrd Skynyrd (April 2, 1952 – July 27, 2001) – liver and lung disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/leon-wilkeson-72001/

• Ron Townson (68) – vocalist with Fifth Dimension (January 20, 1933 – August 2, 2001) – renal failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ron-townson-82001/

• Aaliyah (22) – r&b promise (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) – plane crash • https://rockandrollparadise.com/aaliyah-82001/

• George Harrison (58) – guitarist-singer-songwriter with The Beatles (Febr 25, 1943 – Nov 29, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/george-harrison-112001/

• Gilbert Bécaud (74) – French superstar Mr. 100,000 Volt (October 24, 1927 – December 18, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gilbert-becaud-122001/

2002

• Peggy Lee (81) – Songstress (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) – diabetes and heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/peggy-lee-12002/

• Peter Bardens (57) – Keyboards with prog rock band Camel a.o. (June 19, 1945 -January 22,2002) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/peter-bardens-12002/

• Hildegard Knef (76) – German folk singer (December 28, 1925 – February 1, 2002) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/hildegard-knef-22002/

• Waylon Jennings (64) – country rock outlaw ( June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) – diabetes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/waylon-jennings-22002/

• Mick Tucker (54) – drummer with the Sweet ( July 17, 1947 – February 14, 2002) – leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mick-tucker-22002/

• Doreen Waddell (36) -vocalist with Soul II Soul (July 10, 1965 – March 1, 2002) – hit in traffic • https://rockandrollparadise.com/doreen-waddell-32002/

• Speedy Keen (56) – vocalist drummer-songwriter with Thunderclap Newman (March 29, 1945 – March 21, 2002) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/speedy-keen-32002/

• Randy Castillo (51) – drummer with Ozzie Osbourne-Motley Crue (December 18, 1950 – March 26, 2002) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/randy-castillo-32002/

• Joe Schermie (56) -Bass player with Three Dog Night (February 12, 1946- March 26, 2002) – Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/joe-schermie-32002/

• Dudley Moore (66) – actor/musician/songwriter (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dudley-moore-32002/

• Layne Staley (34) – singer/songwriter with Alice in Chains ( August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) – lethal overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/layne-staley-42002/

• Lisa ‘Left Eye’Lopes (30) – vocalist for TLC ( May 27, 1971- April 24, 2002) – car accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lisa-lopes-42002/

• Otis Blackwell  (71) – superstar songwriter for Elvis, Lerry Lee Lewis etc. (February 16, 1931 – May 6, 2002) – Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/otis-blackwell-52002/

• Jimmy Dewar (59) -bass player /rock voice with Robin Trower(October 12, 1942 – May 16, 2002) – stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dewar_(musician)

• Dee Dee Ramone (50) -bass player with the Ramones (September 18, 1951 – June 5, 2002) – overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dee-dee-ramone-62002/

• Robbin Crosby (42) – guitar player with metal band  RATT ( August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002) – AIDS and suicide overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robbin-crosby-6-2002/

• John Entwistle (57) – bassist with The Who ( October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) -cocaine induced heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-entwistle-62002/

• Gus Dudgeon (59) – star producer Elton John and many more (September 30, 1942 – July 21, 2002) – car crash • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gus-dudgeon-72002/

• Paul Samson (49) – lead guitar/singer with Samson (June 4, 1953 – August 9, 2002) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-samson-82002/

• Michael Houser (40) – guitarist/songwriter with jamband Widespread Panic (Jan 6, 1962 – Aug 10, 2002) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/michael-houser-82002/

• Lonnie Donegan (71) – King of Skiffle (April 29, 1931 – November 3, 2002) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lonnie-donegan-112002/

Zal Yanovsky (57) – founding guitarist with Lovin’ Spoonful (December 19, 1944 – December 13, 2002) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/zal-yanovsky-122002/

• Joe Strummer (50) -singer/guitar player with the Clash  (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) – heart defect • https://rockandrollparadise.com/joe-strummer-122002/

• Kevin MacMichael (50) – guitarist with Cutting Crew and later Robert Plant (Nov 7, 1951 – Dec 31, 2002) –   https://rockandrollparadise.com/kevin-macmichael-122002/

2003 

• Mickey Finn (55) -percussionist with T-Rex (June 3, 1947 – January 11, 2003) – liver disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mickey-finn-12003/

• Maurice Gibb (53) – Singer/Songwriter/Bass Players with The Bee Gees (Dec 22, 1949 – Jan 12, 2003) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/maurice-gibb-12003/

• Howie Epstein (47) – guitar/vocals with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (July 21, 1955-Feb 23, 2003 – heroin overdose   https://rockandrollparadise.com/howie-epstein-22003/

• Ty Longley (31) – guitarist with Great White (September 4, 1971 – February 20, 2003) – died in the Station Nightclub Fire • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_Longley

• Hank Ballard (75) – guitarist with the Midnighters (November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/hank-ballard-32003/

• Adam Faith (62) – British singer/actor (June 23, 1940 – March 8, 2003) -sex induced heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/adam-faith-32003/

• Ian ‘Sammy’ Samwell (66) – worked with Cliff Richard, the Small Faces and many more (January 19, 1937 – March 13, 2003) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sammy-samwell-32003/

• Little Eva Boyd (59) – early rock and roll sensation (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/little-eva-boyd-42003/

• Earl King (69) – New Orleans RnB Legend (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003) – diabetes •  https://rockandrollparadise.com/earl-king-42003/

• Nina Simone (70) – RnB legend (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/nina-simone-42003/

• Felice Bryant (77) – popular songwriter ( August 7, 1925 – April 22, 2003) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/felice-bryant-42003/

• Noel Redding (57) – bass player with Jimi Hendrix Experience (December 25, 1945 – May 11, 2003) – cirrhosis of the liver • https://rockandrollparadise.com/noel-redding-52003/                                                    

• Dave Rowberry (62)  – keyboards for The Animals (July 4, 1940 – June 6, 2003) – ulcerative colitis • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dave-rowberry-62003/

• Barry White (58) – singer R&B romancer (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) – kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/barry-white-72003/

Skip Battin (69) -bass playerwith the Byrds ( February 18, 1934 – July 6, 2003) -alzheimers • https://rockandrollparadise.com/skip-battin-72003/

• Erik Brann (52) – lead guitar with Iron Butterfly (August 11, 1950 – July 25, 2003) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/erik-brann-72003/

• Sam Phillips (80) – the man who invented rock and roll (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003 – respiratory failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sam-phillips-72003/

• Tony Jackson (65) – vocalist and bass players with the Searchers (July 16, 1938 – August 18, 2003) -liver disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tony-jackson-82003/

Robert Palmer (54) – singer with Power Station (January 19, 1949 – September 6, 2003) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-palmer-92003/

• Shawn Lane (40) – exceptional guitarist, with Black Oak Arkansas  (March 21, 1963 – September 26, 2003) – lung related illnesses • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Lane

• Warren Zevon (56) – folkrock legend (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) -cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/warren-zevon-92003/

• Johnny Cash (71) – country crossover legend (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 32003) – diabetes and copd   https://rockandrollparadise.com/j-r-johnny-cash-92003/

• Bobby Lee Hatfield (63) – one half of The Righteous Brothers (August 10, 1940 – November 5, 2003) -overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bobby-lee-hatfield-112003/

• Arthur Conley (57) – R&B great (January 4, 1946 – November 17, 2003) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/arthur-conley-112003/

• Greg Ridley (56) – bass player and founding member of Humble Pie/Spooky Tooth (October 23, 1947 – November 19, 2003) –   https://rockandrollparadise.com/greg-ridley/

2004

• Randy Van Warmer (48) – one hit wonder singer (March 30, 1955 – January 12, 2004) – leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/randy-vanwarmer-12004/

• John Siomos (56) – drummer for Frampton, Todd Rundgren, Rick Derringer (July 30, 1947 – January 16, 2004) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Siomos

• Mel Pritchard (56) – drummer with Barclay James Harvest – heart attack (January20, 1948 – January 28, 2004) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mel-pritchard-12004/

• Soko Richardson (64) – blues guitarist (December 8, 1939 – January 29, 2004) – diabetes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/soko-richardson-12004/

• Cornelius Bumpus (58) – sax for the Doobie Brothers/Moby Grape (May 7, 1945 – February 3, 2004) -heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/cornelius-bumpus-22004/

• Doris Troy (67) – Pink Floyd back up singer on Dark Side of the Moon (January 6, 1937 – February 16, 2004) – emphysema • https://rockandrollparadise.com/doris-troy-22004/

• Bob Mayo (52) – keyboards with Peter Frampton and others (August 25, 1951 – February 23, 2004) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bob-mayo-22004/

• John McGeoch (48) – guitarist for Siouxsie & the Banshees (August 25, 1955 – March 4, 2004) – in his sleep • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-mcgeoch-32004/

• Jan Berry (62) – one half of surf legends Jan and Dean (April 3, 1941 – March 26, 2004) – seizure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jan-berry-32004/

• Paul Atkinson (58) – guitarist-founder of the Zombies (March 19, 1946 – April 1, 2004) – liver disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-atkinson-42004/

• Niki Sullivan (66) – guitarist with Buddy Holly and The Crickets (June 23, 1937 – April 6, 2004) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/niki-sullivan-42004/

• Clint Warwick (63) -bass player with the Moody Blues (June 25, 1940 – May 15, 2004) – liver disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/clint-warwick-52004/

• Ray Charles (73)  Legendary singer-songwriter-pianist (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) – liver failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ray-charles-62004/

• Syreeta Wright (57) -Sou singer, ex-wife of Stevie Wonder (August 3, 1946 – July 6, 2004) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/syreeta-wright-72004/

• Arthur Kane (55) – bass player with The New York Dolls (February 3, 1949 – July 13, 2004) – acute leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/arthur-kane-72004/

• Sacha Distel (73) French pop singer (Jan 29, 1933 – July 22, 2004) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacha_Distel

• Rick James (56) – Funk legend (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) – cardiac arrest •  https://rockandrollparadise.com/rick-james-82004/

• Laura Branigan (52) – pop and disco queen (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) – aneurysm • https://rockandrollparadise.com/laura-branigan-82004/

• Carl Wayne (61)  – lead singer for the Move/The Hollies (August 18, 1943 – August 31, 2004) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/carl-wayne-82004/

• Johnny Ramone (55) – guitar with the Ramones ( October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnny-ramone-92004/

• Bruce Palmer (58) – bass guitar with Buffalo Springfield (September 9, 1946 – October 1, 2004) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bruce-palmer-102004/

• Cordell Jackson (81) – early female R&R spitfire multi instrumentalist (July 15, 1923 – October 14, 2004)- cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordell_Jackson

•Terry Melcher (62) – singer-songwriter with the Byrds, Paul Revere etc. (February 8, 1942 – November 19, 2004) – melanoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Melcher

• Dimebag Darrell (38) – lead guitar with Pantera (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004) – murdered on stage • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dimebag-darrell-122004/

2005 

• Spencer Dryden (66) – drummer with Jefferson Airplane (April 7, 1938 – January 11, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/spencer-dryden-12005/

• Jimmy Griffin (61) -singer, guitarist with Bread (August 10, 1983 – January 11, 2005) -cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-griffin-12005/

• Jim Capaldi (60) -drummer, songwriter with Traffic (August 2, 1944 – January 28, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jim-capaldi-12005/

• Eric Griffiths (65) -almost lead guitar the Quarrymen (October 31, 1940 – January 29, 2005) -cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/eric-griffiths-12005/

• Keith Knudsen (56) – drummer with the Doobie Brothers (February 18, 1948 – February 8, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/keith-knudsen-22005/

• Tyrone Davis (66) – soul legend (May 4, 1959 – February 10, 2005) – stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tyrone-davis/

• Chris Curtis (63) -drummer with the Searchers (August 26, 1941 – February 28, 2005) – undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chris-curtis-22005/

• Danny Joe Brown (53) -lead singer with Molly Hatchet (August 24, 1951 – March 10, 2005) – renal failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/danny-joe-brown-32005/

• Rod Price (57) -guitarist with Foghat (November 22, 1947 – March 22, 2005) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/rod-price-32005/

• Paul Hester (46) -drummer with Split Enz/Crowded House (January 8, 1959 – March 26, 2005 – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-hester-32005/

• Wally Tax (57) – vocalist, frontman with Dutch rockband the Outsiders (February 14, 1948 – April 10, 2005) – alcoholism • https://rockandrollparadise.com/wally-tax-42005/

• Johnnie Johnson (80) -pianist with Chuck Berry (July 8, 1924 – April 13, 2005) – undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnnie-johnson-42005/

• John Fred (63) -singer, frontman with John Fred and his Playboy Band (May 8, 1941 – April 15, 2005) – kidney transplant • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-fred-42005/

• Pierre Moerlen (52) – drummer for Gong (October 23, 1952 – May 2, 2005) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/pierre-moerlen-52005/

• Domenic Troiano (59) -guitarist, songwriter with James Gang, Guess Who (January 17, 1946 – May 25, 2005) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domenic_Troiano

• Obie Benson (69) – singer with the Four Tops (June 14, 1937- July 1, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/obie-benson-12005/

• Luther Vandross (54) – soul legend (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/luther-vandross-72005/

• Shirley Goodman (68) – Shirley and Company (July 19, 1936 – July 5, 2005) – undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/shirley-goodman-72005/

• Ray Davis (65) – singer with parliament-funkadelic (March 29, 1940 – July 5, 2005) – COPD • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ray-davis-72005/

• Dennis D’Ell (61) – vocalist for the Honeycombs (October 14, 1943 – July 6, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dennis-dell-72005/

• Laurel Aitken – singer with the Skatalites (April 22, 1927 – July 17, 2005) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/laurel-aitken-72005/

• Long John Baldry (64) – British blues singer (January 12, 1941 – July 21, 2005) – chest infection • https://rockandrollparadise.com/long-john-baldry-72005/

• Les Braid (67) -bass player with the Swinging Blue Jeans (September 15, 1937 – July 31, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/les-braid-72005/

• Little Milton (70) – blues harpist/frontman (September 7, 1934 – August 4, 2005) – stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/little-milton-82005/

• Carlo Little (66) – drummer with Screaming Lord Sutch a.o. (December 17, 1938 – August 6, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/carlo-little-82005/

• Gatemouth Brown (81) – Texas Blues icon (April 18, 1924 – September 10, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gatemouth-brown-92005/

• Mike Gibbins (56) -drummer with Badfinger (March 12, 1949 – October 4, 2005) – aneurysm • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mike-gibbins-102005/

• Link Wray (76) – rock guitar icon (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/link-wray-112005/

• Roger Ridley (57) – Playing For Change initiator (April 30, 1948 – November 16, 2005) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/roger-ridley-112005/

• Chris Whitley (45) – Blues guitarist (August 31, 1960 – November 20, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chris-whitley-112005/

• Tony Meehan (62) – drummer with the Shadows  (2 March 1943 – 28 November 2005) – head injuries • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Meehan

• Mike Botts (61) -drummer with Bread a.o. (December 8, 1944 – December 9, 2005) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mike-botts-122005/

2006 

• Lou Rawls (72) – RnB legend (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lou-rawls-12006/

• Wilson Pickett (64) – Soul Legend (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/wilson-pickett-12006/

• Gregory Coleman (61) – drummer with the Winstons ( Sept 25, 1944 – Febr 5, 2006) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winstons

• Elton Dean (60) – wind instruments with Soft Machine (Oct 28, 1945 – Febr. 8, 2006) – heart and liver • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_Dean

• Lynden David Hall (58) – British soul legend (May 7, 1947 – February 14, 2006) – hodgkins lymphoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lynden-david-hall-22006/

• Farka Touré (66) – African celebrity guitarist (1939 – March 7, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/farka-toure-32006/

• Johnny Jackson (55) – drummer in Jackson 5 (March 3, 1951 – March 1, 2006) – murdered by girlfriend • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnny-jackson-3-2006/

• Gene Pitney (66) – 60s popstar with high pitched voice (February 17, 1940 – April 5, 2006) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gene-pitney-42006/

• June Pointer (52) -vocalist with the Pointer Sisters (November 30, 1953 – April 11, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/june-pointer-42006/

• Freddie Garrity (69) – vocalist with Freddie and the Dreamers (November 14, 1936 – May 19, 2006) – organ failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/freddie-garrity-52006/

• Desmond Dekker (64) – singer, songwriter, Ska star (July 16, 1941 – May 25, 2006) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/desmond-dekker-52006/

• Vince Welnick (55) – keyboardist with The Tubes/Grateful Dead (February 21, 1951 – June 2, 2006) – suicide •  https://rockandrollparadise.com/vince-welnick-62006/

• Johnny Grande (76) – pianist with Bill Haley and the Comets (January 14, 1930 – June 3, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnny-grande-62006/

• Billy Preston (59) – pianist for Stones and Beatles (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) – kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/billy-preston-62006/

• Freddie Gorman (67) – vocalist-songwriter with the Originals – Please Mr. Postman (April 11, 1939 – June 13, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/freddie-gorman-62006/

• Duane Roland (53) – guitarist with Molly Hatchet (December 3, 1953 – June 19,2006) – natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/duane-roland-62006/

• Charles Smith (57) – guitarist with Kool and the Gang (September 6, 1948 – June 20, 2006) – undisclosed •  https://rockandrollparadise.com/charles-smith-62006/

• Johnny Jenkins (67) – Otis Redding guitarist (March 5, 1939 – June 26, 2006) – stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnny-jenkins-62006/

• Joe Weaver (71) – Joe Weaver and his Blue Notes (August 27, 1934 – July 5, 2006) – stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/joe-weaver-72006/

• Syd Barrett (60) – singer, songwriter, Pink Floyd founder (January 6th 1946 – July 6, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/syd-barrett-72006/

• Sam Myers (70) – Delta blues performer (February 19, 1936 – July 17, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sam-myers-72006/

• Arthur Lee (61) – creative genius behind psychedelic rock band Love (March 7, 1945 – August 2, 2006) – leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/arthur-lee-82006/

• John Locke (62) – keyboardist with Spirit, Nazareth (September 25, 1943 – August 4, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-locke-82006/

• Bruce Gary (55) – drummer with the Knack (April 7, 1951 – August 22, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bruce-gary-82006/

• Boz Burrell (60) – Bass player with King Crimson, Bad Company (1 August 1946 – 21 September 2006) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boz_Burrell

• Freddy Fender (69) – latin rock vocalist (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/freddy-fender-102006/

• Sandy West (47) – drummer with the Runaways (July 10, 1959 – October 21, 2006) – lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_West

• April Lawton (58) – female guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix equal/Ramatan ( July 30, 1948 – Nov 23, 2006) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/april-lawton-112006/

• Mariska Veres (59) – Shocking Blue (October 1, 1947 – December 2, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mariska-veres-122006/

• Freddie Marsden (66) – drummer with Gerry and the Pacemakers (October 21, 1940 – December 9, 2006) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/freddie-marsden-122006/

• Denis Payton (63) – Saxophone with Dave Clark Five (Aug 11, 1943 – Dec 17, 2006) – cancer  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dave_Clark_Five

• James Brown (73) – Godfather of Soul (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/james-brown-122006/

• Pierre Delanoé (88) – French most successful Songwriter (December 16, 1918 – December 27, 2006) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/pierre-delanoe-122006/

2007 

• Sneaky Pete Kleinow (72) – Steel Pedal guitar with the Flying Burrito Brothers (August 20, 1934 – January 6, 2007) – alzheimers • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sneaky-pete-kleinow-12007/

• Michael Brecker (57) – fabulous saxophone player (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) – leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/michael-brecker-12007/

• Denny Doherty (66) -singer with the Mamas and Papas (November 29, 1940 – January 19, 2007) – kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/denny-doherty-12007/

• Billy Thorpe (60) -singer with Thorpie and the Aztecs (March 29, 1946 – February 28, 2007) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/billy-thorpe-22007/

• Brad Delp (55) – leadsinger, frontman for Boston (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/brad-delp-32007/

• Luther Ingram (69) – RnB/Soul star (November 30, 1937 – March 19, 2007) – diabetes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/luther-ingram-32007/

• Mark St.John (51) – guitarist with Kiss (February 7, 1957 – April 5, 2007) – overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mark-st-john-42007/

• Lobby Loyde (65) – guitarist with Purple Hearts, Wild Cherries (18 May 1941 – 21 April 2007) – lung cancerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobby_Loyde

• Zola Taylor (69) – female singer with the Platters ( March 17, 1938 – April 30, 2007) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/zola-taylor-4-2007/

• Lynne Randall (57) – Australian pop diva ( December 14, 1949 – June 10, 2007) – suicide  https://rockandrollparadise.com/lynne-randell-62007/

• Richard Bell (61) – keyboardist for Janis Joplin (March 5, 1946 – June 15, 2007) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/richard-bell-62007/

• George McCorkle (59) – guitarist with the Marshall Tucker Band (August 23, 1947 – June 29, 2007) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/george-mccorkle-62007/

• Boots Randolph (80) – Saxophone virtuoso (June 3, 1927 – July 3, 2007) – brain hemorrhage • https://rockandrollparadise.com/boots-randolph-72007/

• Kelly Johnson (49) – female metal guitarist with Girlschool (June 20, 1958 – July 15, 2007) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kelly-johnson-72007/

• Ron Miller (73) – pop rock songwriter for Stevie Wonder a.o. (October 5, 1932 – June 23, 2007) – https://rockandrollparadise.com/ron-miller-72007/

• Uncle John Turner (62) – drummer with Johnny Winter Band (August 20, 1944 – July 26, 2007) – liver disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/uncle-john-turner-72007/

• Lee Hazlewood (78) – singer,songwriter These Boots are made for Walking (July 9, 1929 – August 4, 2007) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lee-hazlewood-82007/

• Hughie Thomasson (55) – lead guitarist, singer, songwriter, founder of The Outlaws (Aug 13, 1952 – Sep 9, 2007) – https://rockandrollparadise.com/hughie-thomasson-92007/

• Joe Zawinul (75) – Austrian keyboard player, composer, founder with Weather Report (7 July 1932 – 11 Sept  2007) – carcinoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Zawinu

• Lucky Dube (43) – South African reggae vocalist (August 3, 1964 – October 18, 2007) – murdered during car-jacking • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lucky-dube-102007/

• Kevin Dubrow (52) – lead singer with Quiet Riot (October 29, 1955 – November 19, 2007)- drug and alcohol overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_DuBrow

• Ike Turner (76) – rock pioneer, Ike and Tina Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) – overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ike-turner/

• Karlheinz Stockhausen (79) – German composer innovator (Aug 22, 1928 – Dec 5, 2007) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/karlheinz-stockhausen-122007/

• Dan Fogelberg (56) – singer, songwriter, guitarist soft rock legend (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/danfogelberg-122007/

2008 

• Rod Allen (63) – lead singer with The Fortunes (March 31, 1944 – January 10, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/rod-allen-12008/

• Bobby Ferrara (42) – Speed Metal guitarist , composer(July 22, 1965 – January 15, 2008) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bobby-ferrara-12008/

• John Stewart (68) – singer/songwriter for many top hits (September 5, 1939 -January 19, 2008) – brain aneurysm • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-stewart-12008/

• Buddy Miles (60) – Drummer for Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys (September 5, 1947 – February 26, 2008) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/buddy-miles-22008/

• Mike Smith (64)  – lead singer with Dave Clark Five (Dec 6, 1943 – Feb 28, 2008) – complications from a domestic accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mike-smith-22008/

• Jeff Healy (41) – blind Canadian singer, blues guitar legend (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jeffhealey-32008/

• Martin Fierro (76) – Session Saxophonist (January 18th 1942 – March 13, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/martin-fierro-32008/

• Ola Brunkert (61) – bass player, musical director for Abba (September 15, 1946 -March 16, 2008) – home accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ola-brunkert-32008/

• Chuck Day (75) – vocalist with the Mamas and Papas (August 6, 1942 – March 10, 2008) – long illness • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chuck-day-32008/

• Klaus Dinger (62) – drummer for German band Kraftwerk (March 24, 1946 – March 21, 2008) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/klaus-dinger-32008/

• Cliff Davies (59) – drummer, producer with Ted Nugent Band/Grand Funk Railroad (1948 – April 13, 2008) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/clifford-davies-42008/

• Blinky Davison (65) – drummer with The Nice etc. (May 25, 1942 – April 15, 2008) – brain tumor • https://rockandrollparadise.com/blinky-davison-42008/

• Sean Costello (28) – Up and coming Blues guitar sensation (April 16, 1979 – April 15, 2008) – accidental overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sean-costello-42008/

• Danny Federici (58) -Keyboard player with Bruce Springsteen’s  E Street Band (Jan 23, 1950 – April 17, 2008) – melanoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/danny-federici-42008/

• Micky Waller (66) – drummer with Rod Stewart a.o. British Blues Greats (September 6, 1941 – May 6, 2008) – liver failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/micky-waller-52008/

• John Rutsey (55) – Original drummer, founder with Rush before Neal Peart (July 23, 1952 – May 11, 2008) – diabetes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-rutsey-52008/

• Bo Diddley (79) – blues legend (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bo-diddley-62008/

• Mel Galley (60) – guitarist with Whitesnake and Trapeze (March 8, 1948 – July 1, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mel-galley-72008/

• Natasha Shneider(52)- keyboard player with Queens of the Stone Age, Eleven, Chris Cornell ( May 22, 1956 – July 2, 2008) -cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Shneider

• Colin Cooper (69) – singer, guitarist with Climax Blues Band (October 7, 1939 – July 3, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/colin-cooper-72008/

• Artie Traum (65) – session guitarist (April 13, 1943 – July 20, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/artie-traum-72008/

• Erik Darling (74) – folksinger, guitarist with the Weavers, the Rooftop Singers (Sep 25, 1933 – Aug 2, 2008) – lymphoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/erik-darling-82008/

• Isaac Hayes (65) – pianist, singer, songwriter with Porter Hayes (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) – stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/isaac-hayes-82008/

• Ronnie Drew (73) – singer, songwriter with the Dubliners (September 16, 1934 – August 16, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ronnie-drew-82008/

• Rick Wright (65) – keyboardist, singer with Pink Floyd (July 28, 1943 – September 15, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/rick-wright-92008/

• Levi Stubbs (72) – vocalist with The Four Tops (June 6, 1936 – October 19, 2008) – cancer and stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/levi-stubbs-102008/

• Jimmy Carl Black (70) – drummer, vocalist with the Mothers of Invention (February 1, 1938 – November 1, 2008) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carl_Black

• Byron Lee (73) – bass with Ska-Reggae legends Byron Lee & the Dragonaires (June 27, 1935 – November 5, 2008) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/byron-lee-112008/

• Miriam Makeba (76) – South African vocalist with global reach (March 4, 1932 – November 10, 2008) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/miriam-makeba-112008/

• Mitch Mitchell (62) – Drummer with Jimi Hendrix Experience (July 9, 1947 – November 12, 2008) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-mitch-mitchell-112008/

• Delaney Bramlett (69) – singer, songwriter with Delaney and Bonnie (July 1, 1939 – December 27, 2008) – complications during surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/delaney-bramlett-122008/

2009

• Bluzman Taylor (74) – multi-talented jump blues singer, songwriter (Oct 25, 1934 – Jan 5, 2009) – heart disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bluzman-taylor-12009/

• Ron Asheton (60) – Guitarist with Iggy Pop and the Stooges (July 17, 1948 – January 6, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ron-asheton-12009/

• Dave Dee (67) – lead singer with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (December 17, 1943 – January 9, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dave-dee-12009/

• Billy Powell (56) – Keyboard player with Lynyrd Skynyrd (June 3, 1952 – January 28, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/billy-powell-12009/

• John Martyn (60) – singer-songwriter folk-blues song performer (Sep 11, 1948 – Jan 29, 2009) – organ failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-martyn-12009/

• Dewey Martin (68) – drummer with Buffalo Springfield (Sep 30, 1940 – Jan 31, 2009) – natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dewey-martin-12009/

• Lux Interior (62) – singer with the Cramps (October 21, 1946 – February 4, 2009) – heart disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lux-interior-22009/

• Estelle Bennett (67) – singer with the Ronettes (July 22, 1941 – February 11, 2009) – mental illness • https://rockandrollparadise.com/estelle-bennett/

• Kelly Groucutt (63) – bass player with ELO (September 8, 1945 – February 19, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kelly-groucutt-22009/

• David Williams (58) – session-tour guitarist with Michael Jackson, Madonna etc ( November 21, 1950 – March 6, 2009) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-williams-32009/

• Hank Locklin (91)– Country rock performer ( February 15, 1918 – March 8, 2009) – age • https://rockandrollparadise.com/hank-locklin-32009/

• Mel Brown (69) – Blues guitar virtuoso and session musician (October 7, 1939 – March 20, 2009) – emphysema • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mel-brown-32009/

• Reg Isidore (59) – drummer with Camel/Robin Trower (April 4, 1949- March 22, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/reg-isidore-32009/

• Uriel Jones (74)  – Motown drummer with the Funk Brothers (June 13, 1934 – March 24, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/uriel-jones-32009/

• England Dan (61) – singer, songwriter, guitarist with England Dan and John Ford Coley (February 8, 1948 – March 25, 2009) – lymphoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/england-dan-32009/

• Duke D’Mond (66) – singer with the Barron Knights (Feb 25, 1943 – Apr 9, 2009) – heart attack/pneumonia  https://rockandrollparadise.com/duke-dmond-42009/

• Ean Evans (48) – bass player with the Outlaws/Skynyrd (September 16, 1960 – May 6, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ean-evans-52009/

• Koko Taylor (80) – Blues- soul legend (September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009) – complication during surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/koko-taylor-62009/

• Hugh Hopper (64) – bass player with Soft Machine (April 29, 1945 – June 7, 2009) – leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/hugh-hopper-62009/

• Kenny Rankin (69) – guitarist with comedy great George Carlin (February 10, 1940 – June 7, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kenny-rankin-62009/

• Barry Beckett (66) – piano player with the Swampers (February 4, 1943 – June 11, 2009) – stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/barry-beckett-62009/

• Bob Bogle (75) – guitarist for the Ventures (January 16, 1934 – June 14, 2009) – non-Hodgkin Lymphoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bob-bogle-62009/

• Tim Krekel (58) – singer, songwriter with Jimmy Buffett and many others (October 10, 1950 – June 24, 2009) – https://rockandrollparadise.com/tim-krekel-62009/

• Michael Jackson (50) – the King of Pop (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) – overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/michael-jackson-62009/

• Sky Saxon (71)  – Lead singer with the Seeds (August 20, 1937 – June 25, 2009) – organ failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sky-sunlight-saxon-6-2009/

• Drake Levin (62) – guitar player with Paul Revere and the Raiders (August 17, 1946 – July 4, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/drake-levin-72009/

• Gordon Waller (64) – vocalist with Peter and Gordon (June 4, 1945 – July 19, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gordon-waller-72009/

• Marmaduke (64)  – guitarist, songwriter with New Riders of the Purple Sage (June 16, 1945 – July 21, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/marmaduke-72009/

• Danny McBride (63)  – lead singer, guitarist with Sha Na Na (Nov 20, 1945 – July 23, 2009) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/danny-mcbride-72009/

• Billy Lee Riley (75) – rockabilly performer (October 5, 1933 – August 2, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/billy-lee-riley-82009/

• Willy DeVille (58) – singer, songwriter, founder with Mink DeVille (August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/willy-deville-82009/

• Otha Young (66)  – singer, songwriter, guitarist with Juice Newton (May 10, 1943 – August 6, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/otha-young-82009/

• Les Paul (94) – pioneering electric guitar legend (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/les-paul-82009-2/

• Larry Knechtel (69) – pianist with The Wrecking Crew (August 4, 1940 – August 20, 2009) – heart disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/larry-knechtel-82009/

• Ellie Greenwich (68)  – famous songwriter, singer with the Raindrops (Oct 23, 1940 – Aug 26, 2009) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ellie-greenwich-82009/

• Bobby Graham (69) – prolific session drummer with biggest UK artists (11 Mar 1940 – 14 Sep 2009) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Graham_(musician)

• Mary Travers (72) – beautiful singer with Peter, Paul and Mary (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) – leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mary-travers-92009/

• Dickie Peterson (63) – bassist, leadsinger with Blue Cheer (September 12, 1946 – October 12, 2009) – cancer  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickie_Peterson

• Pamela Birch (65) – singer, guitarist with the Liverbirds (Aug 9, 1044 – Oct 27, 2009) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Liverbirds#

• Pim Koopman (56) – drummer with dutch rockband Kayak (March 11, 1953 – Nov 23, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/pim-koopman-112009/              

• Ramses Shaffy (76)  – Dutch Folksong chansonnier (August 29th 1933-December 1, 2009) – cancer https://rockandrollparadise.com/ramses-shaffy-122009

• Eric Woolfson (64) – composer, founder, keyboards with Alan Parsons Project (March 18, 1945 – December 2, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/eric-woolfson-122009/

• James Gurley (69) – guitarist with Big Brother and the Holding Company (Dec 22, 1939 – Dec 20, 2009) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/james-gurley-12-2009/

• Mick Cocks (54) – guitarist with Rose Tattoo (11 January 1955 – 22 December 2009) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Cocks

• Tim Hart (61)  – singer, instrumentalist with Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span (January 9, 1948 – December 24, 2009) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tim-hart-122009/

• The Rev Sullivan (28) – drummer with Avenged Sevenfold (February 10, 1981 – December 28, 2009) – enlarged heart condition plus alcohol overdose • https://rockandrollparadise.com/the-rev-sullivan-122009/

2010

Mick Green (65) –  guitarist with Van Morrison, The Pirates (22 February 1944 – 11 January 2010) – Heart Failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mick-green-12010/

Teddy Pendergrass (59) – singer with Harold Melvin, solo artist (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) – Respiratory Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Pendergrass

• Bobby Charles (71) – rhythm & Blues singer, songwriter (February 21, 1938 – January 14, 2010)  – Collapsed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Charles

• Kate McGarrigle (63)– Canadian folk singer, songwriter (February 6, 1946 – January 18, 2010) – Clear Cell Sarcoma • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Kate-McGarrigl e-12010

Dale Hawkins (73) – swamp rock guitarist, singer, songwriter -Susie Q (August 22, 1936 – February 13, 2010) – Colon Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Hawkins

Doug Fieger (57) – lead singer, guitarist with The Knack (August 20, 1952 – February 14, 2010) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Fieger

• Tom “T-Bone” Wolk (58) – bass player Hall & Oates (December 24, 1951 – February 28, 2010) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wolk

• Ron Banks (58) – singer songwriter with Motown’s the Dramatics (May 10, 1951 – March 4, 2010) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dramatics

• Lolly Vegas (70) – lead guitar, vocalist, songwriter with Redbone ( Oct 2, 1939 – March 4, 2010) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbone_(band)

• Micky Jones (63) – virtuoso guitarist with Man (June 7, 1946 – March 10, 2010) – Brain Tumor • https://rockandrollparadise.com/micky-jones/

• Lesley Duncan (66) – singer, songwriter, session vocalist (12 August 1943 – 12 March 2010) – Cerebrovascular disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Duncan

• Alex Chilton (59) – lead singer with The Box Tops (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Chilton

Ronnie James Dio (67) – top 5 rock vocalist with Elf, Rainbow etc. (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_James_Dio

• Paul Gray ‘The Pig’ (38)– bass player with Slipknot (Apr 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010) – Morphine Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gray_(American_musician)

• Ali-Ollie Woodson (58) – vocalist with The Temptations in later years (September 12, 1951 – May 30, 2010) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali-Ollie_Woodson

Marvin Isley (56) – bass player with the Isley Brothers (August 18, 1953 – June 6, 2010) – Complications of Diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Isley

• Crispian St. Peters (71)– British pop singer, songwriter (5 April 1939 – 8 June 2010) – emphysema, pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crispian_St._Peters

Garry Shider (56) – guitarist with Parliament Funkadelics (July 24, 1953 – June 16, 2010) – Brain and Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Shider

Pete Quaife (66) Bass player The Kinks (31 December 1943 – 23 June 2010) – Kidney Ailment • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Quaife

• Ben Keith (73) multi instrumentalist for top Nashville stars (March 6, 1937 – July 26, 2010) – heart attack, Blood Clot in his lung • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Keith

Richie Hayward (64) – Drummer with Little Feat (February 6, 1946 – August 12, 2010) – Liver Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Hayward

Kenny Edwards (56) – founder of The Stone Ponys, multi-instrumentalist session player (February 10, 1946 – August 18, 2010) – Prostate Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Edwards

Mike ‘Pramada’ Edwards (62) cellist with ELO (31 May 1948 – 3 September 2010) – Unusual Traffic Accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Edwards_(musician)

• Terry “T” Lavitz (54) – keyboardist with the Dixie Dregs, Jefferson Starship, Widespread Panic (April 16, 1956 – Oct 7, 2010) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T_Lavitz

Solomon Burke (70)soul-r&b hit performer (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) – pulmonary embolism • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Burke

• Jim Clench (61) – bass player with April Wine, Bachman,Turner,Overdrive (May 1, 1949 – November 3, 2010) – Lung Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Clench

•  “Woolly” Wolstenholme – keyboardist, vocalist with Barclay James Harvest ( April 15, 1947 – Dec 13, 2010) – suicide from depression • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barclay_James_Harvest

• Captain Beefheart (69) – Don Van Vliet, singer of the Magic Band (January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) – MS • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart

Teena Marie (54) – singer, songwriter born Mary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010) – Tonic Clonic Seizure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teena_Marie

Bernard Wilson (64)– vocalist with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (July 12, 1946 – December 26, 2010) – Stroke & Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Wilson_(singer)

2011 

Gerry Rafferty (63) vocalist with Stealers Wheel (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) – Liver Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Rafferty

 Mick Karn (52) -bass player with Japan, born Andonis Michaelides (24 July 1958 – 4 January 2011) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Karn

Phil Kennemore (57) – bass player for Y&T (Oct. 20, 1953 – January 7, 2011) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Kennemore

Tommy Crain (59) – guitarist, songwriter with the Charlie Daniels Band (Jan 16, 1951 – Jan 13, 2011) – Unknown • http://www.swampland.com/articles/view/title:tommy_crain

• Harvey James (58) – guitarist with Sherbet –  (20 September 1952 – 15 January 2011) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_James

• Gladys Horton (65) – vocalist with The Marveletes (May 30, 1945 – January 26, 2011) – Strokes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Horton

Gary Moore (59) Irishmonster guitarist/singer/songwriter for Skid Row, Thin Lizzy etc.(4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) – Heart Failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gary-moore-22011/

Mark Tulin (62) – Bass player for psychedelic rock band the Electric Prunes, Smashing Pumpkins (November 21, 1948 – February 26, 2011) – collapsed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Tulin

Mike Starr (44) – bass player with Alice in Chains (April 4, 1966 – March 8, 2011) – prescription-drug overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Starr_%28musician%29

• Jet Harris (71) – bass player with the Shadows (6 July 1939 – 18 March 2011) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Harris

‘Pinetop’ Perkins (97) – legendary blues pianist (July 7, 1913 – March 21, 2011)  – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinetop_Perkins

Scott Columbus (54) – drummer with heavy metal band Manowar (November 10, 1956 – April 4, 2011) – Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Columbus

Phoebe Snow (60) – singer, songwriter (July 17, 1950 – April 26, 2011) – Cerebral Hemorrhage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_Snow

John Walker (67) – singer with the Walker Brothers  (November 12, 1943 – May 7, 2011) – Liver cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Walker_(musician)

Andrew Gold (59) –  singer, songwriter (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Gold

Clarence Clemons (69)– saxophone with  Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band- (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Clemons

‘Würzel’ Burston (61) – guitarist with Motorhead (23 October 1949 – 9 July 2011) – Cardiac Arrest – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%BCrzel

Rob Grill (67) – leadsinger, bassist, songwriter with The Grass Roots (November 30, 1943 – July 11, 2011) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Grill

 Amy Winehouse (27) – greatest promise Soul singer (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) – alcohol poisoning • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Winehouse

Dan Peek (60) – singer, guitarist with America (November 1, 1950 – July 24, 2011) – Inflammation of the Heart Sack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Peek

Jani Lane (47) – lead singer with metal band Warrant (February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011) – acute alcohol poisoning • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jani_Lane

Nick Ashford (70)  – male singer, songwriter with Ashford & Simpson (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011) – Throat Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashford_%26_Simpson

David “Honeyboy” Edwards (96) famous blues singer, guitarist (June 28, 1915 – August 29, 2011) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_%22Honeyboy%22_Edwards

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith (75) drummer, harp player with Muddy Waters (January 19, 1936 – September 16, 2011) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_%22Big_Eyes%22_Smith

John Du Cann (65) – guitarist with Atomic Rooster (5 June 1946 – 21 September 2011) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Du_Cann

“Cuby” Muskee (70) – lead singer, songwriter with Dutch blues band Cuby and the Blizzards (June 10, 1941 – Sept 26, 2011) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Muskee

“Bert” Jansch (67) – guitarist, vocalist with folk rock band Pentangle (3 November 1943 – 5 October 2011) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Jansch

“Mikey” Welsh (40) – bass player with Weezer (April 20, 1971 – October 8, 2011) – Drug Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikey_Welsh

“Taz” DiGregorio (67)long time keyboardist with the Charlie Daniels Band (January 8, 1944 – October 12, 2011) – Car Accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_DiGregorio

• Chuck Ruff (60) – drummer with Edgar Winter Band (May 25, 1951 – Oct 14, 2011) – probably cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Ruff_(musician)

• Bob Brunning (68) – original bass player with Fleetwood Mac (June 29, 1943 – Oct 18, 2011) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Brunning

Doyle Bramhall (62) – Texas drummer, songwriter for the Vaughan brothers (February 17, 1949 – November 12, 2011) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyle_Bramhall

“Moogy” Klingman (61) – mostly keyboards with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (September 7, 1950 – November 15, 2011)  – Bladder Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moogy_Klingman

“Keef” Hartley (67) – drummer with Keef Hartley Band, John Mayall etc.(8 April 1944 – 26 November 2011) – Unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keef_Hartley

Hubert Sumlin (80) – blues guitar and vocalist (November 16, 1931 – December 4, 2011) – heart failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Sumlin

 Dobie Gray (71) soul and pop singer- Drift Away (July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobie_Gray

Jim ‘Motorhead’ Sherwood (69) – saxophonist with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (May 8, 1942 – Dec 25, 2011) – Brain Tumors • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Sherwood

2012

“Rhino” Reinhardt (63) – lead guitar with Iron Butterfly 2.0 (July 7, 1948 – January 2, 2012) – Cirrhosis of the Liver • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Reinhardt

Bob Weston (64) – briefly guitar with Fleetwood Mac (1 November 1947 – 3 January 2012) – Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Weston_%28guitarist%29

 Robbie France (52) – drummer with UFO, Wishbone Ash (5 December 1959 – 14 January 2012) – ruptured aorta • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_France

Johnny Otis (90) – drummer, singer, pianist r&b (December 28, 1921-January 17, 2012) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Otis

• Etta James (73) – legendary blues, soul singer (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_James

• Mark Reale (56) – guitar player with Riot (June 7, 1955 – January 25, 2012) – Crohn’s Disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Reale

Joe Moretti (73) – pioneer rock & roll guitarist (10 May 1938 – 9 February 2012) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Moretti

Whitney Houston (48) – super star soul singer (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) – Accidental drowning • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Houston

• Clive Shakespeare (64)  – guitarist, songwriter, founder of Sherbet (3 June 1947 – 15 February 2012) – Prostrate Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Shakespeare

Michael Davis (68) – bass player with MC5 – (5 June 1943 – 17 February 2012) – Liver Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Davis_(bassist)

“Davy” Jones (66) – singer, frontman with The Monkees (30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Jones_(musician)

Ronnie Montrose (64) – monster guitarist with Montrose (29 November 1947 – 3 March 2012) – Depression Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Montrose

• Mike Hossack (65) – drummer with the Doobie Brothers) (October 17, 1946 – March 12, 2012 – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hossack

• Eddie King (73) – Chicago blues guitarist, singer, songwriter (April 21, 1938 – March 14, 2012) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_King_(musician)

“Levon” Helm (71) – drummer, vocalist with The Band (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012) – Cancer  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levon_Helm

• Greg Ham (58) – multi instrumentalist with Australian band Men at Work (Sept 27, 1953 – April 19, 2012 – drug overdose from depression • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Ham

• Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch (47) – vocalist with the Beastie Boys ( Aug 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Yauch

• Donald “Duck’ Dunn (70) – session bassist, member of Booker T and the MGs, Steve Cropper (Nov 24, 1941 – May 13, 2012) – exhaustion possibly • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_%22Duck%22_Dunn

• Donna Summer (63)pop and soul diva- Queen of Disco ( Dec 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Summer

• Robin Gibb (62) – singer, songwriter with the BeeGees (Dec 22, 1949 – May 20, 2012) – kidney failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Gibb

• Bob Welch (66) – singer, songwriter, guitarist with Fleetwood Mac a.o. (Aug 31, 1945 – June 7, 2012) – suicide brought on by chronic pain • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Welch_(musician)

“Jon” Lord (71) – keyboardist with Deep Purple- (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) – Pulmonary Embolism • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Lord

• Larry Hoppen (61) – singer, guitar player with Orleans (Jan 12, 1949 – July 27, 2012) – suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans_(band)

• Bob Birch (56) – touring & session bass player with Elton John Band, Jose Feliciano, Keith Emerson (July 14, 1956 – August 15, 2012) – suicide brought on by chronic pain • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Birch

• Lou Martin (63) – keyboard player with Rory Gallagher, Killing Floor etc. (12 August 1949 – 17 August 2012) – cancer, stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Martin 

• Scott McKenzie (73) –singer of the generational anthem San Francisco (January 10, 1939- August 18, 2012) – Guillain–Barré syndrome • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McKenzie

Mark H. Abrahamian (46) – guitarist with Starship (February 23, 1966 – September 2, 2012) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Abrahamian

• Joe South (72)  – singer, songwriter, guitarist of many popular hits (February 28, 1940 – September 5, 2012) – Heart failure – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_South

• Big Jim Sullivan (71) – session guitarist with many of British top acts (February 14, 1941 – October 2, 2012) – Diabetes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Jim_Sullivan

• Danny Harris (65) – lead guitar for Westcoast Popart Experimental Band) (March 19, 1947 – October 1, 2012) – Heat Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Coast_Pop_Art_Experimental_Band

• Michael Dunford (68) – guitarist with progressive rock band Renaissance (1944 – Nov 20, 2012) – Cerebral Hemmorage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_(band)

“Cass” Cassidy (89) – drummer with Spirit (May 4, 1923 – December 6, 2012) – Cancer  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Cassidy

Huw Lloyd-Langton (61) – guitarist with Hawkwind (6 February 1951 – 6 December 2012) – Hawkwind • Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huw_Lloyd-Langton

Lee Dorman (70) – bass player with Iron Butterfly, Captain Beyond (September 15, 1942 – December 21, 2012) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Dorman

2013 

• Patti Page (85) born Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013) – Heart and Lung Disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti_Page

• John Wilkinson (67) – guitarist with Elvis Presley Band ( July 3, 1945 – January 11, 2013) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilkinson_(guitarist)

• Nic Potter (62) – bassist with VanderGraaf Generator (18 October 1951 – 16 January 2013) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Potter

• Steve Knight (77)– keyboard player with Mountain (May 12, 1935 – January 19, 2013) – Parkinson’s • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Knight_(musician)

Sugarcoat Bonner (69) – guitarist with the Ohio Players (March 14, 1943 – January 26, 2013) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_%22Sugarfoot%22_Bonner

 Mickey Finn (65) – guitarist with Heavy Metal Kids, Steve Marriott (3 March 1947 – 1 February 2013) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Finn_(guitarist)

• Cecil Womack (65) – singer, songwriter with Womack & Womack (September 25, 1947 – February 1, 2013) – Unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Womack

Reg Presley (71) – lead singer, songwriter with The Troggs (12 June 1941 – 4 February 2013) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley

• Rick Huxley (72) – bass player with the Dave Clark Five (5 August 1940 – 11 February 2013) • Emphysema – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Huxley

• Kevin Peek (66) –  guitar player with Sky (21 December 1946 – 11 February 2013) – Melanoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Peek

• Tony Sheridan (72) British R&R pioneer who fronted the Beatles early on( 21 May 1940 – 16 February 2013) – Died during Heart Surgery • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Sheridan

• Kevin Ayers (68) – singer, guitarist, founder of Soft Machine (16 August 1944 – 18 February 2013) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers

• Magic Slim (75) – Chicago blues singer, guitarist (August 7, 1937 – February 21, 2013) – Kidney failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Slim

• Dan Toler (64) – guitarist with Allman Bros, Dickey Betts Band (September 23, 1948 – February 25, 2013) – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Toler

• Richard Street (80)vocalist with The Temptations (October 5, 1942 – February 27, 2013) – Pulmonary Embolism • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Street

Bobby Rogers (73) – vocalist with the Miracles (February 19, 1940 – March 3, 2013) Diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Rogers

• Alvin Lee (68) – British Lead guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter with Ten Years After – (Dec. 19, 1944 –  March 6, 2013) – Medical Mishap • https://rockandrollparadise.com/Alvin-Lee-32013           – *REMEMBER ALVIN LEE ON AMAZON

Peter Banks (65) – original guitarist with Yes  (15 July 1947 – 7 March 2013) – Heart  Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Banks 

Clive Burr (56) – drummer with Iron Maiden (8 March 1957–12 March 2013) – MS • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Burr

• Hugh McCracken (70) – session guitarist to the stars (March 31, 1942 – March 28, 2013) – leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_McCracken

• Cordell Mosson (60) – bass player with Parliament Funkadelic (October 16, 1952 – April 18, 2013) – liver failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordell_Mosson

Chrissy Amphlett (53) – singer with the Divinyls (25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrissy_Amphlett

Richie Havens (72) – folksinger, songwriter who opened Woodstock 1969  (January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013) – Heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens

Jeff Hanneman (49) – lead guitar, founder of metal band Slayer (January 31, 1964 – May 2, 2013) – Liver failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hanneman

• Cedric “Im” Brooks (70) – Jamaican session saxophonist and member of The Skatalites (1943 – 3 May 2013) – Cardiac Arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedric_Brooks

• Ray Manzarek (74)keyboards, songwriter with the Doors  (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) – carcinoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Manzarek

Trevor Bolder (62) – bass player with David Bowie, Uriah Heep (9 June 1950 – 21 May 2013)- pancreatic cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Bolder

• Georges Moustaki (79), Egypt born French folk-rock singer, songwriter (May 3, 1934 – May 23, 2013) – emphysema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Moustaki

Joey Covington (67) – drummer with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna (June 27, 1945 – June 4, 2013) – Car Accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Covington

JJ Cale (74) guitarist, singer, songwriter Americana, country rock (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JJ_Cale

• Mick Farren (69) – singer, lyricist with the Deviants (3 September 1943 – 27 July 2013) – heart attack while on stage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Farren

• Allen Lanier (67) – keyboards, guitarist with Blue Oyster Cult (June 25, 1946 – August 14, 2013) – COPD • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Lanier

Jan Kuehnemund (51) – lead guitarist with Vixen (Nov 18, 1961 – Oct. 10, 2013) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Kuehnemund 

LouReed (71)singer, songwriter with Velvet Underground (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) – Liver failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed

Pete Haycock (62) – singer, guitarist with Climax Blues Band (4 March 1951 – 30 October 2013) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Haycock

• Bob Allison (72) – vocalist with the English pop due The Allisons (2 February 1941 – 25 November 2013) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Allisons

Ricky Lawson (59) – famous touring and session drummer from Detroit (November 8, 1954 – December 23, 2013) – brain aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Lawson

2014 

Jay Traynor (70) – lead singer with Jay and the Americans (March 30, 1943 – January 2, 2014) – Cardiac Arrest • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Traynor

Phil Everly (74) – singer, songwriter, guitarist with the Everly Brothers (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014) – Cardiac Arrest • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Everly_Brothers

Freddy “Fingers” Lee (76) – guitarist, pianist with Screaming Lord Sutch, Cliff Richards etc. (Nov 24, 1937 – Jan 13, 2014) – pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_%27Fingers%27_Lee

“Fergie” Frederiksen – singer with Survivor, Trillion, Toto etc. (May 15, 1951 – January 18, 2014) – cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Frederiksen

Pete Seeger (94)– folk singer, songwriter with the Weavers (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger

“Bunny Rugs” Clarke (65) – lead singer with Jamaican reggae band Third World (6 February 1948 – 2 February 2014) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Rugs

Bob Casale (61) – keyboard player with Devo (July 14, 1952 – February 17, 2014) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Casale

Nossi“ Noske (67) – frontman, drummer, singer of german rockband Birth Control (17 August 1946 – 18 February 2014) – Heart Attack • https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_Noske

“Franny” Beecher (92) – guitarist with rock pioneers Bill Haley and the Comets (September 29, 1921 – February 24, 2014) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franny_Beecher

• Paco de Lucía (66)virtuoso flamenco guitarist born Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomez (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paco_de_Luc%C3%ADa

• Scott Asheton (64) Drummer with the Stooges (August 16, 1949 – March 15, 2014) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Asheton

Joe Lala (66) – drummer, percussionist with the Byrds, CSNY, Whitney Houston and many more (November 3, 1947 – March 18, 2014) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lala

• Shane Gibson (35) – guitarist with Korn (February 21, 1979 – April 15, 2014) – blood clotting disorder • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Gibson_%28musician%29

• Ed Gagliardi (62) – original bass player with Foreigner (February 13, 1952 – May 11, 2014) – cancer  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gagliardi

Tommy Ramone (65) – drummer with the Ramones – (January 29, 1949 – July 11, 2014) – cancer • http://en.wikipediae.org/wiki/Tommy_Ramon

Johnny Winter (70) blues guitarist sensation (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014) – Heart failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Winter

• Dick Wagner (71) – guitarist, songwriter with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss. Wrote the anthem “Only Women Bleed” (December 14, 1942 – July 30, 2014) – respiratory failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Wagner

• Rod de’Ath (64) – drummer with Rory Gallagher (June 18, 1950 – Aug 1, 2014) – chronic illnesses • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_de%27Ath

• Glenn Cornick (67) – Bass player with Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey (April 23, 1947 – Aug 28, 2014) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Cornick

• Jimi Jamison (63) – vocalist with Survivor (23 August 1951 – 31 August 2014) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Jamison

• Johnny Gustafson (72) – bass player with Merseybeats, Roxy Music, Ian Gillan Band (Aug 8, 1942 – Sept 12, 2014) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gustafson_(musician)

• Lynsey de Paul (66) – very influential English singer, songwriter (11 June 1948– 1 October 2014) – brain hemorrhage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynsey_de_Paul

Paul Revere (76) – singer, keyboard player with Paul Revere and the Raiders (January 7, 1938 – October 4, 2014) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere_%26_the_Raiders

Jack Bruce (71) – bassplayer, singer, songwriter with Cream, Alexis Korner, Robin Trower (May 14, 1943 – Oct 25, 2014) – Liver disease • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bruce 

• Wayne Static (48) – lead vocalist, lead guitar for metal band Static-X (November 4, 1965 – November 1, 2014) – drug overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Static

Manitas de Plata (93) – world famous gypsy guitarist (7 August 1921 – 6 November 2014) – Natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitas_de_Plata

• Rick ‘The Bass Player’ Rosas (65) – bass player with Neil Young, CSNY, Joe Walsh etc. (September 10, 1949 – November 6, 2014) – Lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rosas

Bobby Keys (70) – saxophonist, session musician with the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker etc. (December 18, 1943 – December 2, 2014) – cirrhosis – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Keys

Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan (69) keyboard player with the Small Faces, the Faces, Bob Dylan and session work for many stars (12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_McLagan

• Larry Henley (77) – falsetto singer, songwriter with The Newbeats (June 30, 1937 – Dec 18, 2014) – Lewey Body Dementia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Henley

• Udo Jürgens (80) – Austrian Singer, songwriter with more than 100 million albums sold (Sept 30, 1934 – Dec 21, 2014) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udo_Jürgens

Joe Cocker (70)  solo singer as well as with Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Born 20 May 1944 – Died 22 Dec 2014) – Lung Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cocker

2015

 Jeff Golub (59) – guitarist for Rod Stewart, Billy Squier, John Waite, Tina Turner and more) (April 15, 1955 – January 1, 2015) – progressive supranuclear palsy • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Golub

• Willy “Popsy” Dixon (72) – blues drummer, singer with The Holmes Brothers (July 26, 1942 – January 9, 2015 ) – Bladder Cancer • http://www.americanbluesscene.com

Tim Drummond (74) – bass guitar collaborator with Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale etc. (20 April 1940 – 10 January 2015)Cause Unkown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Drummond

• Trevor ‘Dozy’  Ward-Davies (70) – bass player with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (27 November 1944-13 January 2015) • Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Dee,_Dozy,_Beaky,_Mick_%26_Tich

• Dallas Taylor (66) – drummer with CSN, Manassas – (April 7, 1948 – January 18, 2015) – Viral Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Taylor_(drummer)

• Edgar Froese (70)– German keyboardist with Tangerine Dream (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) – Pulmonary Embolism • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Froese

Demis Roussos (68) – Greek solo hit vocalist, bass player with Aphrodite’s Child (15 June 1946 – 25 January 2015)- Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demis_Roussos

Danny McCulloch (69)– bass player with Eric Burdon and the Animals, Screaming Lord Sutch (18 July 1945 – 29 January 2015) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_McCulloch

Rod McKuen (81) -singer, songwriter, poet in Jacques Brel style (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_McKuen

• Don Covay (78) – r&b-soul singer, songwriter – wrote Chain of Fools for Aretha Franklin (March 24, 1936 – January 31, 2015) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Covay

Joe B. Mauldin (74) – bass player with Buddy Holly’s Crickets (July 8, 1940 ~ February 7, 2015) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_B._Mauldin

Sam Andrew (73) – guitar player with Big Brother and the Holding Company (December 18, 1941 ~ February 12, 2015) – during open heart surgery • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Andrew

• Lesley Gore (68)  – early rock and roll hit maker, singer (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015) – Lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Gore

• Lew Soloff (71) – trumpeter with Blood, Sweat and Tears (February 20, 1944 – March 8, 2015) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Soloff

• Chris Rainbow (68) – vocalist with Camel, Alan Parson’s Project a.o. (18 November 1946 – 22 February 2015) – Parkinson’s • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Rainbow

• Jim McCann (70) – singer, songwriter, guitarist with The Dubliners (26 October 1944 – 5 March 2015) – Throat Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_McCann_(musician)

Jimmy Greenspoon (67) – keyboard player with Three Dog Night (February 7, 1948 – March 11, 2015) – Melanoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Greenspoon

Daevid Allen (77) – Australian guitarist, founder of Soft Machine, Gong (13 January 1938 – 13 March 2015) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daevid_Allen

Mike Porcaro (59) – bass player with Toto (May 29, 1955 – March 15, 2015) – ALS • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Porcaro

• Andy Fraser (62) – bass player with Free (3 July 1952 – 16 March 2015) – Cancer/Aids • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Fraser

Bruce Crump (57) – Drummer with Molly Hatchet (July 17, 1957 – March 16, 2015) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Crump

• AJ Pero (55) – drummer with Twisted Sister (October 14, 1959 – March 20, 2015) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._J._Pero

• John Renbourn (70) – English guitarist with folk-rock band Pentangle (8 August 1944 – 26 March 2015) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Renbourn

• Preston Ritter (65) – drummer with The Electric Prunes (April 24, 1949 – March 30, 2015) – kidney failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Ritter

• Dave Ball (65) – guitarist with Procol Harum, Long John Baldry (30 March 1950 – 1 April 2015) – bowel cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Ball_%28musician%29

Bob Burns (64) – short time drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd (November 24, 1950 – April 3, 2015) – Car Crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Burns_%28drummer%29

• Percy Sledge (74) – When a man loves a woman singer, songwriter (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) – liver cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Sledge

Ben E. King (76) – singer, songwriter of Stand By Me and many more (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015) – Heart Problems • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_E._King

Errol Brown (71)  – lead singer with Hot Chocolate – (12 November 1943 – 6 May 2015) – Liver Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Brown

• BB ‘BluesBoy’ King (89) – most influential Blues revival artist (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015) – Natural Age • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.B._King

• Louis Johnson (60) – bassist for Michael Jackson band, (13 April 1955 – 21 May 2015) – unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Johnson_(bassist)

Chris Squire (67) – influential bass player, songwriter with YES – (4 March 1948 – 28 June 2015) – Rare form of Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Squire

• Bruce Rowland (74) – drummer, session musician with Fairport Convention and Joe Cocker’s Grease Band a.o. (22 May 1941 – 29 June 2015) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Rowland_(drummer)

Cilla Black (72)  – British pop singer (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cilla_Black

 Gary Richrath (65) – guitarist with REO Speedwagon (October 18, 1949 – September 13, 2015)  – heart failure- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Richrath

Ben Cauley (67) – trumpet player, singer, songwriter with Otis Redding and the Bar-Kays (October 3, 1947 – September 21, 2015) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Cauley

 Billy Joe Royal (73) – country-rock singer known for Down in the Boondocks and Hush (April 3, 1942 – October 6, 2015) – Heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Joe_Royal

• Smokin’ Joe Kubek (59) – Texas blues guitarist, singer, songwriter (November 30, 1956 – October 11, 2015) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokin%27_Joe_Kubek

Cory Wells (74) – one of three lead singers with Three Dog Night (February 5, 1941 – October 20, 2015) – Multiple Myeloma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Wells

 Allen Toussaint (77) – influential New Orleans pianist, music arranger(January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Toussaint

• Phil Taylor (61) – drummer with Motorhead (21 September 1954 – 11 November 2015) – Liver Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Taylor_(musician)

 Scott Weiland (48) – singer with Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver (October 27, 1967 – Dec 3, 2015) – Accidental overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Weiland

Stevie Wright (68) – lead singer with Australian band Easybeats – Friday on my Mind (20 Dec 1947 – 27 Dec 2015) – Pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/stevie-wright-122015/

Lemmy Kilmister (70) – bass player, singer with Motorhead (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmy

• Natalie Cole (65)R&B, soul singer, daughter of Nat King Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) – Congestive Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Cole

2016

• David Bowie (69)British singer, songwriter, innovative Ziggy Stardust influence (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie

• Blowfly (76) – born Clarence Henry Reid-parody, comedy singer, songwriter (February 14, 1939 – January 17, 2016) – Liver Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowfly_(musician)

“Buffin” Griffin (67) – drummer with Mott the Hoople (24 October 1948 – 17 January 2016) – Alzheimers • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Griffin

• Glenn Frey (67) – singer, songwriter, guitaris, fonder with The Eagles (Nov. 6, 1948 – Jan. 18, 2016) – Pneumonia complications • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Frey

Jimmy” Bain (68) – bass player with Rainbow, Dio (19 December 1947 – 23 January 2016) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Bain

• Paul Kantner (74) – guitar player, singer, songwriter with Jefferson Airplane (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kantner

 Signe Toly Anderson (74) – singer, founder with Jefferson Airplane (September 15, 1941 – January 28, 2016) – COPD • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signe_Toly_Anderson

• Maurice White (74) – lead singer, songwriter with Earth Wind & Fire (December 19, 1941 – February 3, 2016) – Parkinsons • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_White

• Vanity (57) -born Denise Katrina Matthews, singer with Prince and Vanity 6 (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016) – Kidney Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity_(singer)

• Keith Emerson (71) – Keyboard genius with The Nice, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (2 November 1944 – 10 March 2016) – Gunshot Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Emerson

• Phife Dawg (45) born Malik Izaak Taylor (A Tribe Called Quest) (November 20, 1970 – March 22, 2016) – Diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phife_Dawg

• Andy Newman (73) – Piano player with Thunderclap Newman (Nov 21, 1942 – March 29, 2016) – undisclosed  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderclap_Newman

• Dennis Davis (64) – drummer with Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie (August 28, 1951 – April 6, 2016) – cancer  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Davis

• Prince (57)singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist genius performer (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) – Prescription Drug Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician)

• Lonnie Mack (74) – criminally underrated blues rock singer-guitarist (July18, 1941 – April 21, 2016) – natural • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Mack

Nick Menza (51)drummer with Megadeth – (July 23, 1964-May 21, 2016) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Menza

• Dave Swarbrick (75) – violinist, songwriter with Fairport Convention (April 5, 1941 – June 3, 2016) – pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Swarbrick

• Henry McCullough (72) – guitarist played with Wings, Joe Cocker (21 July 1943 – 14 June 2016) – Stroke and Heart • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_McCullough

“Scotty” Moore (84) – brilliant guitarist for Elvis Presley (December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016) – age related • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotty_Moore

• James Woolley (49) – keyboard player with Nine Inch Nails (Sept 26, 1966 – Aug. 14, 2016) – neck injuries • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Woolley

•  Matt Roberts (38) – guitarist with Three Doors Down-(1978 – August 20, 2016) – Prescription drug overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Doors_Down

• Gilli Smyth (83) – female vocalist, founder with prog rock band Gong (June 1, 1933 – August 22, 2016) – pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilli_Smyth

• Toots Thielemans (94) – world famous Belgian harmonica player (April 29, 1922 – August 22, 2016) natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toots_Thielemans

“Buckwheat Zydeco” (68)  – zydeco accordion player (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016) – lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckwheat_Zydeco

• Rod Temperton (66) – hugely influential British songwriter-keyboard player for Heatwave, Michael Jackson (he wrote Thriller), George Benson (Oct 9, 1949 – Sept 25, 2016) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Temperton

• Don Ciccone (70) singer, guitarist with the Four Seasons and bass player with Tommy James and the Shondelles (Feb 28, 1946 – Oct 8, 2016) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Ciccone

Pete” Burns (57)lead singer with Dead or Alive (August 5, 1959 – 23 October, 2016) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Burns

 • Bobby Vee (73) – early pop-rock hitmaker (April 30, 1943 – Oct. 24, 2016) – alzheimers • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Vee

• Eddie Harsch (59) – keyboardist with the Black Crowes (May 25, 1957 – Nov 4, 2016) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Harsch

 Leonard Cohen (82) – singer, songwriter, poet (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) – Cancer related Fall • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen

• Victor Bailey (56) – bassist with Weather Report (March 27, 1960 – Nov 11, 2016) – Lou Gehrig’s disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Bailey_(musician)

• Leon Russell (74)  – multi-genre pianist, singer, songwriter  (April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) – Heart related • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Russell

• Greg Lake (69) – guitarist, singer, songwriter, founder with King Crimson and Emerson, Lake, Palmer (10 November 1947 – 7 December 2016) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Lake

• Valerie Gell (71) – vocalist- lead guitar player with the Liverbirds (Aug 14, 1945 – Dec 11, 2016) • undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Liverbirds

• Rick Parfitt (68) – guitarist with Status Quo (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) – Sepsis • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Parfitt

• George Michael (53)singer-songwriter with Wham and solo pop culture icon – Careless Whisper  (June 25, 1963 – December 25, 2016) – Cardiac Arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/george-michael-122016/

2017

134 Rock, rockabilly, rock and roll, blues, soul, funk, fusion, reggae and pop rock legends and pioneers that passed on in 2017. Get the Tribute Book

JANUARY

• Sylvester Potts (78) – vocalist with The Contours‘Do You Love Me’ ( January 22, 1938 – January 6, 2017) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sylvester-potts-1-2017/

• Johnny Dick (73) – Australian drummer with The Aztecs, Stevie Wright Band and many others ( June 1943 – January 6, 2017) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnny-dick-1-2017/

• Peter Sarstedt (75) – British singer-songwriter with the hit “Where do you go to my lovely” (10 December 1941 – 8 January 2017) – progressive supernuclear palsy • https://rockandrollparadise.com/peter-sarstedt-12017/

• Tommy Allsup (85) – guitarist with Buddy Holly & The Crickets (November 24, 1931 – January 11,2017) – complications from surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tommy-allsup-1-2017/

• Richie Ingui (69) – Singer with The Soul Survivors (November 15, 1947 – January 13, 2017) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/richie-ingui-1-2017/

• Steve Wright (66)  – bass guitarist, songwriter with the Greg Kihn Band (1950-January 16, 2017) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/steve-wright-1-2017/

• Mike Kellie (69) – drummer with Spooky Tooth (24 March 1947 – 18 January 2017) – Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mike-kellie-1-2017/

• Ronald “Bingo” Mundy (76) – vocalist with The Marcels (April 20, 1940 – January 20, 2017) – Pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ronald-bingo-mundy-1-2017/

• Maggie Roche (65) – Singer-Songwriter with The Roches, Paul Simon (October 26, 1951 – January 21, 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/maggie-roche-1-2017-2/

Junie Morrison (62) – Singer-Multi instrumentalist with Parliament, Funkadelics, Ohio Players (1954 – January 21, 2017)  – organ failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/junie-morrison-1-2017/

• Peter Overend Watts (69) – Bass player with Mott the Hoople (May 13, 1947 – January 22, 2017) – throat cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/peter-overend-watts-1-2017/

• Marvell Thomas (75) – pianist, singer, songwriter in the Memphis Soul (August 22, 1941 – January 22, 2017) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/marvell-thomas-1-2017/

• Bobby Freeman (76) – r&b – soul singer; ‘Do You Want to Dance’ (June 13, 1940 – January 23, 2017) – heart failure  • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bobby-freeman-1-2017/

Butch Trucks (69) – Drummer with the Allman Brothers Band (May 11, 1947 – January 24, 2017) – dramatic Suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/butch-trucks-12017/

• Björn Thelin (74) – bass player with the Swedish instrumental rockers The Spotnicks (June 27, 1942 -January 24, 2017) – undisclosed   • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bjorn-thelin-1-2017/

• Tom Edwards (41) – gifted British guitarist with Adam Ant Band and others ( Feb 21, 1975 – January 26, 2017) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tom-edwards-1-2017/

• Geoff Nicholls (68) – Keyboard player with Black Sabbath (February 29, 1944 – January 28, 2017) – Lung Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/geoff-nicholls-1-2017/

• John Wetton (67) – singer, bassist with Asia/King Crimson and U.K. (June 12, 1949 – January 31, 2017) – colon cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-wetton-1-2017/

• “Deke” Leonard (72) – guitarist with Man (18 December 1944 – 31 January 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/deke-leonard-1-2017/

FEBRUARY

• Robert Dahlqvist (40) – singer/guitarist for Swedish band the Hellacopters (16 April 1976 – 1 February 2017) – drowned as a result of an epilectic seizure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-dahlqvist-2-17/

• Steve Lang (67) – bass player with Canadian band April Wine (March 24, 1949 – February 4, 2017) – parkinson’s • https://rockandrollparadise.com/steve-lang-2-2017/

• David Axelrod (83) – rock pioneering Fusion arranger (April 17, 1933 – February 5, 2017) – brain aneurysm • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-axelrod-2-17/

• Sonny Geraci (70) – singer with the Outsiders and Climax ( November 22, 1947 – February 5, 2017) – lasting effects of brain aneurysm • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sonny-geraci-2-2017/

• Al Jarreau (76) – worldclass blues, jazz and soul-r&b singer (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) – respiratory failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/al-jarreau-2-2017/

• Peter Skellern (69) – singer-songwriter “You’re a Lady” (March 14, 1947 – February 17, 2017) – brain tumor • https://rockandrollparadise.com/peter-skellern-2-2017/

• Clyde Stubblefield (73) – drummer with the James Brown Band (April 18, 1943 – Febr 18, 2017) – kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/clyde-stubblefield-22017/

• Larry Coryell (73) – worldclass jazz-rock fusion guitarist with The Free Spirits/the Eleventh House (April 2, 1943 – February 19, 2017) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/larry-coryell-2-2017/

MARCH

• Jim Fuller (69) – lead guitarist with the Surfaris “Wipe Out” (June 27, 1947 – March 3, 2017) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jim-fuller-3-2017/

• Lyle Ritz (87) – bass player with The Wrecking Crew (January 10, 1930 – March 3, 2017) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lyle-ritz-3-2017/

• Tommy Page (46) – singer/songwriter World Music (May 24, 1970 – March 4, 2017) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tommy-page-3-2017/

• Valerie Carter (64) – under the radar singer/songwriter who worked with any star in the 70s (February 5, 1953 – March 4, 2017)  – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/valerie-carter-3-2017/

Joni Sledge (60) – vocalist with Sister Sledge (September 13, 1956 – March 10, 2017) – natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/joni-sledge-32017/

• Joey Alves (63) – guitarist with Yesterday&Today (August 3, 1953 – March 12, 2017) – Ulcerative Colitis – https://rockandrollparadise.com/joey-alves-3-2017/

• Robert P-Nut Johnson (69) – singer with Parliament Funkadelics, Bootsy Collins (October 16, 1947 – March 12, 2017) – Chronic illness • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-p-nut-johnson-3-2017/

• James Cotton ( 81) – extra ordinary harp-player solo and with Muddy Waters (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/james-cotton-3-2017/

Chuck Berry (90)  – Rock & Roll Pioneer/Legendary guitar player, singer, songwriter- ‘Johnny B Goode’  (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) – Natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chuck-berry-32017/

“Sib” Hashian (67) – drummer with Boston (August 7, 1949 – March 22, 2017) – Cardiac Arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sib-hashian-3-2017/

APRIL

 Lonnie Brooks (83) – Chicago Blues singer, songwriter, guitarist. Solo and with Sam Cooke, the Blues Brothers (December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) – natural • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lonnie-brooks-4-2017/

• Brenda Jones (62) – famous backing vocalist with The Jones Girls, Diana Ross etc. ( December 7, 1954 – April 3, 2017) – struck by multiple cars  • https://rockandrollparadise.com/brenda-jones-4-2017/

• Paul O’Neill (61) – guitarist, composer and founder of Trans Siberian Orchestra/TSO (February 23, 1956 – April 5, 2017) – Prescription drug side effects • https://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-oneill-4-2017/

David Peel (74) – guitarist with the Lower Eastside Band, friends with John Lennon(August 3, 1942 – April 6, 2017) Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-peel-4-2017/

• Keni Richards (60) – drummer with Autograph, friend with David Lee Roth (1956 – April 8, 2017) – homicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/keni-richards-4-2017/

• Alan Henderson (72) – bass player with Irish band Them (Van Morrison) (November 26, 1944 – April 9, 2017)Cardiac Arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/alan-henderson-4-2017/

• Banner Thomas (60) – bass player with  southern rock band Molly Hatchet (1954 – April 10, 2017) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/banner-thomas-4-2017/

“J” Geils (71) – guitar player, founder with the J. Geils Band (February 20, 1946 – April 11, 2017) – Natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-j-geils-42017/

• Toby Smith (46) – keyboardist, songwriter with British funk-acid rock band Jamiroquai (October 29, 1970 – April 11, 2017) – Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/toby-smith-4-2017/

• Barry ‘Frosty’ Smith (71)  – drummer Soulhat/Sweathog (March 20, 1946 – April 12, 2017) – stroke and heart attack •  https://rockandrollparadise.com/barry-frosty-smith-4-2017/

• Bruce Langhorne (79) – New York Folk guitarist, percussionist and Bob Dylan’s inspiration for Mr. Tambourine Man (May 14, 1938 – April 14, 2017)- stroke • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bruce-langhorne-4-2017/

• Allan Holdsworth (70) – guitar wizard innovator who played with Soft Machine  (August 6, 1946- April 15, 2017) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/allan-holdsworth-42017/

• Matt Holt (39) – vocalist with Nothingface (May 28, 1977 – April 15, 2017) – degenerative disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/matt-holt-4-2017/

• Cuba Gooding Sr (72) – singer with The Main Ingredient ( April 27, 1944 – April 20, 2017) – Heart Attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/cuba-gooding-sr-4-2017/

• Kerry Turman (59)  – bass player with The Temptations (Sept. 28, 1958 – April 23, 2017) – Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kerry-turman-4-2018/

• Calep Emphrey Jr (67) – drummer for BB King (May 1, 1949 – April 25, 2017) – Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/calep-emphrey-4-2017/

MAY

• Col. Bruce Hampton (70) – Guitarist, bandleader with The Hampton Grease Band (April 30, 1947 – May 1, 2017) – Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/col-bruce-hampton-5-2017/

Casey Jones (77) – drummer and sometimes vocalist with Albert Collins-Johnny Winters-Muddy Waters etc.  (July 26, 1939 – May 3, 2017) – Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/casey-jones-5-2017/

• Clive Brooks (67) – drums for the highly overlooked prog rock band The Egg (28 December 1949 – May 5, 2017) – unknown • https://rockandrollparadise.com/clive-brooks-5-2017/

• Robert Miles (47) – creator, master of Trance music – listen to the song ‘Children’ (3 Nov 1969 – 9 May 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-miles-5-2017/

• Corki O’Dell (80) – female guitar trailblazer for Duane Eddy (May 13, 1936 – May 11, 2017) – natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/corki-casey-odell-5-2017/

• Jimmy Copley (63) – British session drummer with Paul Rodgers, Manfred Mann’s Eart Band a.o (December 29, 1953 – May 13, 2017) – Leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-copley-5-2017/

• Chris Cornell (52) – Singer, songwriter, guitarist with Soundgarden/Audioslave (July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chris-cornell-52017/

• Kenny Cordray (62) – under rated Texas blues guitarist played with Jaco Pastorius, ZZ Top etc. (July 21, 1954 – May 21, 2017) – murder/suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kenny-cordray-5-2017/

• Curtis Womack (74) – vocalist with The Valentinos (October 22, 1942 – May 21, 2017) – respiratory heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/curtis-womack-5-2017/

• Jimmy LaFave (61) – singer, songwriter of Americana music. Founded Red Dirt Music. Closely associated with Woody Guthrie legacy (July 12, 1955 – May 21, 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-lafave-5-2017/

• Gregg Allman (69) – brilliant singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player with the Allman Brothers Band (December 8th, 1947 – May 27, 2017) – liver cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gregg-allman-52017/

JUNE

• Aamir Zaki (49) – fine Pakistani guitar player in the style of Randy Rhoads (April 8, 1968 – June 2, 2017) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/aamir-zaki-6-2017/

• Sonny Knight (69) – Soul singer with the Bluejays and others (1948 – June 17, 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sonny-knight-6-2017/

• Noel Neal (54) – bass player for James Cotton (1963 – June 19, 2017) – heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/noel-neal-6-2017/

• Jimmy Nalls (66) – guitarist, songwriter with Sea Level and the Jimmy Nalls Project (May 31, 1951 – June 22, 2017) – Parkinson’s • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-nalls-6-2017/

• Dave Rosser (50) – guitarist with Afghan Whigs (August 3, 1966 – June 27, 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dave-rosser-6-2017/

• Nic Ritter (36) – drums for Warbringer (April 13, 1981 – June 30, 2017) – drowned in pool • https://rockandrollparadise.com/nic-ritter-6-2017/

JULY

• John Blackwell (43) – Drummer for Prince ( September 9, 1973 – July 4, 2017) – brain tumor • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-blackwell-7-2017/

• ‘Deacon’ Jones (73) – blues pianist with John Lee Hooker and others (Dec 12, 1943 – July 6, 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/melvyn-deacon-jones-7-2017/

• Erik Cartwright (66) – guitarist with Foghat (July 10, 1950 – July 9, 2017) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/erik-cartwright-7-2017/

• Ray Phiri (70) – guitarist for Paul Simon and Stimela (March 23, 1947 – July 12, 2017) – Lung cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ray-phiri-7-2017/

• Simon Holmes (54) – Singer/guitarist, songwriter for the Australian hit band the Hummingbirds (March 28, 1963 – July 13, 2017) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/simon-holmes-7-2017/

• David Z (38) – bass player with Adrenaline Mob/TSO (1979 – July 14, 2017) – car accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-zablidowski-7-2017/

• Chester Bennington (41) – lead singer with Linkin Park (March 26, 1976 – July 20, 2017) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chester-bennington-7-2017/

Kenny Shields (69) – lead singer with Streetheart (1947 – July 21, 2017) – cardiac surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kenny-shields-7-2017/

• Michael Johnson (72) – Singer/songwriter/guitarist (August 8, 1944 – July 25, 2017) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/michael-johnson-7-2017/

AUGUST

• Goldy McJohn (72) – keyboardist with Steppenwolf (May 2, 1945 – August 1, 2017) – Heart Attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/goldy-mcjohn-8-2017/

• Glen Campbell (81) – singer, songwriter, session guitarist; Rhinestone Cowboy (Apr 22, 1936 – Aug 8, 2017) – Alzheimers • https://rockandrollparadise.com/glen-campbell-82017/

• Winston Samuels (73)  – Jamaican singer, songwriter with ska group The Four Aces (1944 – Aug 24, 2017) – Kidney Disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/winston-samuels-8-2017/

• Melissa Bell (53) – British-Jamaican vocalist with Soul II Soul (March 5, 1964 – August 28, 2017) – Kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/melissa-bell-8-2017/

• “Sonny” Burgess (88) – noted rockabilly guitarist (May 28, 1929 – August 28, 2017) – from a fall • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sonny-burgess-8-2017/

SEPTEMBER

• Hedley Jones (99) – Jamaican Ska-Reggae pioneer (November 12, 1917 – September 1, 2017) – age related • https://rockandrollparadise.com/hedley-jones-9-2017/

• Mick Softley (77) – British-Irish folk singer/songwriter/guitarist (1939 – September 1, 2017) – undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mick-softley-9-2017/

Dave Hlubek (66) – guitarist, founder with Molly Hatchet (August 28, 1951 – September 3, 2017) – Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dave-hlubek-9-2017/                                                                                         

• Walter Becker (67)guitarist, singer, songwriter with Steely Dan (February 20, 1950 – Sept. 2, 2017) – Esophageal cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/walter-becker-92017/

• Earl Lindo (73) – Keyboardist with The Wailers/Burning Spear/Taj Mahal (January 7, 1953 – September 4, 2017) colitis • https://rockandrollparadise.com/earl-lindo-9-2017/

• Holger Czukay (79) – bass player with Krautrock band Can (March 24, 1938 – September 5, 2017) unknown • https://rockandrollparadise.com/holger-czukay-9-2017/

Rick Stevens – Tower of Power (February 23, 1941 – September 5, 2017) Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/rick-stevens-9-2017/

• Virgil Howe – Little Barrie ( September 23, 1975 – September 11, 2017) unknown • https://rockandrollparadise.com/virgil-howe-9-2017/

• Frank Capp – drummer for the Wrecking Crew (August 20, 1931 – September 12, 2017) natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/frank-capp-9-2017/

• Grant Hart – Hüsker Dü (March 18, 1961 – September 13, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/grant-hart-9-2017/

• Jessi Zazu, lead singer for Those Darlins (1989 – September 13, 2017) cervical cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jessi-zazu-9-2017/

• Laudir de Oliveira – percussionist for Chicago (January 6, 1940 – September 17, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/laudir-de-oliveira-9-2017/

• Mark Selby – Kenny Wayne Sheppard a.o. (September 2, 1960 – September 18, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mark-selby-9-2017/

• Charles Bradley – Soul Singer (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/charles-bradley-9-2017/

• CeDell Davis – Blues musician (June 9, 1927 – September 27, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/cedell-davis-9-2017/

OCTOBER

Tom PettyTom Petty and the Heartbreakers (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tom-petty-10-2017/

• Skip Haynes – Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah (1946 – October 2, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/skip-haynes-10-2017/

• Alvin DeGuzman – The Icarus Line ( December 3, 1978 – October 5, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/alvin-deguzman-10-2017/

• Jimmy Beaumont – The Skyliners (October 21, 1940 – October 7, 2017) in his sleep • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-beaumont-10-2017/

• Grady Tate – hard bebop drummer (January 14, 1932 – October 8,2017) age • https://rockandrollparadise.com/grady-tate-10-2017/

• Gord Downie – The Tragically Hip (February 6, 1964 – October 17, 2017) brain tumor • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gord-downie-10-2017/

• Eamonn Campbell -The Dubliners ( November 29, 1946 – October 18, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/eamonn-campbell-10-2017/

• Phil Miller – In Cahoots etc. (22 January 1949 – 18 October 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/phil-miller-10-2017/

• Martin Eric Ain, bass for Celtic Frost and Hellhammer (July 18, 1967 – October 21, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/martin-eric-ain-10-2017/

• George Young – The Easybeats (November 6, 1946 -October 22, 2017) Heart Attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/george-young-10-2017/

• Scott Putesky aka Daisy Berkowitz, guitarist for Marilyn Manson (April 28, 1968 – October 22, 2017) colon cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/scott-putesky-10-2017/

• Fats Domino – rock and roll pioneer (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/fats-domino-10-2017

NOVEMBER

• Robert Knight (born Robert Peebles) One Hit Wonder (April 24, 1945 – November 5, 2017) Undisclosed illness • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-knight-11-2017/

• Pentti “Whitey” Glan – drummer for Alice Cooper/Lou Reed (July 8, 1946 – November 7, 2017) lung cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/whitey-glan-11-2017/

• Paul Buckmaster – composer/cellist/arranger for star performers (June 13, 1946 – November 7, 2017) undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-buckmaster-11-2017/

• Hans Vermeulen – singer/songwriter/guitarist for Dutch pop band Sandy Coast (November 9, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/hans-vermeulen-11-2017/

• Fred Cole – The Lollipop Shoppe/Dead Moon (August 28, 1948 – November 9, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/fred-cole-11-2017/

• Chuck Mosley – Faith No More (December 26, 1959 – November 9, 2017) alcoholism • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chuck-mosley-11-2017/

• Chad Hanks bass/songwriter for American Head Charge (November 12, 2017) liver and kidney disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chad-hanks-11-2017/

• Dik Mik  (Michael Davies) keyboards for Hawkwind (1944 – November 16, 2017) • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dikmik-11-2017/

• Malcolm Young – AC/DC (January 6, 1953 – November 18, 2017) Dementia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/malcolm-young-11-2017/

• Della Reese – singer/actress ( July 6, 1931 – November 19, 2017)  Diabetes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/della-reese-11-2017/

• Warren “Pete” Moore – The Miracles (November 19, 1938 – November 19, 2017) Diabetes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/warren-pete-moore-11-2017/

• Wayne Cochran – blue-eyed soul singer (1939 -November 21, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/wayne-cochran-11-2017/

• David Cassidy – The Partridge Family (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017)  Liver failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-cassidy-11-2017/

• Tommy Keene – songwriter/vocalist (June 30, 1958 – November 22, 2017) cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tommy-keene-11-2017/

• Mitch Margo – The Tokens (1947 – November 26, 2017) natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mitch-margo-11-2017/

• Robert Lee ‘Pops’ Popwell – The Young Rascals (December 29, 1950 – November 27, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-lee-pops-popwell-11-2017/

• Robert Bilbo Walker – blues musician (November 29, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-bilbo-walker-11-2017/

• Zé Pedro – Portuguese guitarist for Xutos & Pontapés (September 14, 1956 – November 30, 2017) Liver disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ze-pedro-11-2017/

DECEMBER

• Johnny Halliday born Jean-Philippe Léo Smet – French rockstar (15 June 1943 – 6 December 2017) Lung Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnny-halliday-12-2017/

• Vincent Nguini – guitarist for Paul Simon (July 1952 – December 8, 2017) liver cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/vincent-nguini-12-2017/

• Pat DiNizio – the Smithereens (October 12, 1955 – December 12, 2017) undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/pat-dinizio-12-2017/

• Warrel Dane – vocalist for Sanctuary and Nevermore (March 7, 1961 – December 13, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/warrel-dane-12-2017/

• “Lord Luther” McDaniels – lead singer for the 4 Deuces (1938 – December 30, 2017) pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lord-luther-mcdaniels-12-2017/

Rock Stars who died in 2017: In important ways original rock died in 2017 as many backbone musicians moved across the Rainbow to Paradise. Many magnificent drummers and bass players that formed the engine rooms for so many famous rock songs, died in 2017.

2018

JANUARY

• Betty Willis – Soul Singer (March 10, 1941 – January 1, 2018) strangled • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Willis_(singer)

• Rick Hall – FAME studios in Muscle Shoals (1933- January 2, 2018) Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Hall

• Ray Thomas – Moody Blues (December 29, 1941 – January 4, 2018) cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Thomas

• Mikio ‘Ko-Gami’ Fujioka – Babymetal Kami Band (1981 – January 5, 2018) Complications from a fall • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babymetal

• France Gall – French pop idol (October 9, 1947- January 7, 2018) cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_Gall

• Buster Stiggs – born Mark John Hough, drummer for The Swingers and Models (8 December 1954 – 7 January 2018)- Multiple Meyeloma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Stiggs

• Denise Lasalle -Queen of the Blues (July 16, 1939 – January 8, 2018)- Complications from surgery – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_LaSalle

• Fast Eddie Clarke – Motörhead and Fastway (October 5, 1950 – January 10, 2018) – pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie

• Alfred Morris III– Lead guitar for Iron Man (March 9, 1975 – January 10, 2018)- complications from diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man_(band)

• Dolores o’Riordan – The Cranberries (September 6, 1971 – January 15, 2018) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_O%27Riordan

• Edwin Hawkins – Edwin Hawkins Singers (August 19, 1943 – January 15, 2018) cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Hawkins

• Dave Holland – Judas Priest drummer (April 5, 1948 – January 16, 2018) – secretive • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Holland_(drummer)

 Jim Rodford – Argent/Zombies/Kinks (7 July 1941 – 20 January 2018) fall of the stairs • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Rodford

 Billy Hancock – Danny Gatton (November 4, 1946 – January 22, 2018) liver failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Hancock

• Hugh Masekela – The Byrds/Paul Simon (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Masekela

• Mark E. Smith – The Fall (March 5, 1957 – January 24, 2018) organ failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_E._Smith

 Floyd Miles  – Allman Brothers (April 13, 1943 – January 26, 2018)  heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Miles

• Buzz Clifford – One Hit Wonder (October 8, 1942 – January 26, 2018) influenza • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Clifford

FEBRUARY

• Dennis Edwards – The Temptations
 (February 3, 1943 – February 1, 2018) – meningitis • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Edwards

• Leon “Ndugu” Chancler
 -Drum sensation (July 1, 1952 – February 3, 2018) – cancer •https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_”Ndugu”_Chancler

• Mickey Jones – drummer for Dylan, Johnny Rivers and Kenny Rodgers
 (June 10, 1941 – February 7, 2018) – complications from diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Jones

• Pat Torpey
 – drummer for Mr. Big, the Knack a.o.(December 13, 1953 – February 7, 2018)-complications from Parkinson’s • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Torpey

• Craig MacGregor -Foghat
 (September 13, 1949 – February 9, 2018) – lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_MacGregor

• Klaasje van der Wal – Bass for Shocking Blue (February 1, 1949 – February 12, 2018) — heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shocking_Blue

• Barbara Alston – The Crystals (September 28, 1943 – February 18, 2018) complications from the flu • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystals

• Edward Robert “Eddie” Amoo – Vocals and guitar for The Real Thing ( May 5, 1944 – February 23, 2018) – • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_Thing_(UK_band)

MARCH

• Patrick Doyle – drummer for Veronica Falls (1986 – March 3, 2018) – depression • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_Falls

• Nokie” Edwards – lead guitar for the Ventures (May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018)- Complications from surgery • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokie_Edwards

• Claudia Fontaine – Back up singer for Joe Cocker/Pink Floyd etc. (26 August 1960 – 13 March 2018)-cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Fontaine

• Peter “Mars” Cowling – Pat Travers Band(May 26,1946 – March 20, 2018)- undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_%22Mars%22_Cowling

• Mike Harrison – Spooky Tooth (3 September 1945 – 25 March 2018)- unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Harrison_(musician)

APRIL

• Timothy Matley –Lead voice forthe Overtones (16 February 1982 – 9 April 2018)- illness related suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Overtones

• Yvonne Staples – Staple Singers (October 23, 1937 – April 10, 2018)- colon cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Staple_Singers

• Avicii (Tim Bergling) – EDM Superstar (8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018) – suicide with broken glass • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicii

• Reginald Duwayne McArthur – Lead singer for The Controllers (September 25, 1954 – April 19, 2018)- • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Controllers_(R%26B_band)

• Brian Hooper – Beast of Burden (1963 – April 20, 2018) – lung cancer • https://brianhenryhooper.bandcamp.com/

• Charles Neville – The Neville Brothers (December 28, 1938 – April 26, 2018)- cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Neville_(musician)

• Tim Calvert – Nevermore (November 7, 1965 – April 30, 2018) – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Calvert

MAY

• John “Jabo” Starks – drummer for James Brown (October 26, 1938 – May 1, 2018) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_%22Jabo%22_Starks

• Scott Hutchison  – Frightened Rabbit (20 November 1981 – 10 May 2018)- suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Hutchison

• Jürgen Marcus – German Schlager star (6 June 1948 – May 2018) – COPD • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BCrgen_Marcus

• Reggie Lucas – Sunfire (February 25, 1953 – May 19, 2018) – heart disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Lucas

JUNE

• Eddy Clearwater – blues musician (January 10, 1935 – June 1, 2018) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddy_Clearwater

• Ralph Santolla– guitarist for Deicide etc. (December 8, 1966- June 6, 2018) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Santolla

• Danny Kirwan – guitarist for Fleetwood Mac (May 13, 1950 – June 8, 2018) – mental health related • https://rockandrollparadise.com/danny-kirwan-6-2018/

• Jon Hiseman – drummer for Colosseum (21 June 1944 – 12 June 2018) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Hiseman

• D.J. Fontana – drummer for Elvis (March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018)- complications from broken hip • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._J._Fontana

• Nick Knox – drummer for the Cramps (March 26, 1953 – June 15, 2018) – cardiogenic shock • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Knox

• Matt “Guitar” Murphy – guitarist for The Blues Brothers (December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018)- heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_%22Guitar%22_Murphy

• Vinnie Paul– drummer for Pantera/Damageplan (March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinnie_Paul

JULY

• Richard Swift– The Black Keys etc. (March 16, 1977 – July 3, 2018) – complications from hepatitis • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Swift_(singer-songwriter)

• Joe ‘Joseph Scott’ Maus –John Maus Bassist (January 6, 1988 – July 28th, 2018) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maus

AUGUST

• Aretha Franklin – Queen of Soul (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin

• Ed King– guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock – ( September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_King

• Kyle Pavone– singer for We Came as Romans (1990 – August 25, 2018) – overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Came_as_Romans

SEPTEMBER

• Conway Savage– keyboards for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (July 27, 1960 – September 2, 2018) – brain tumor • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway_Savage

• Maartin Allcock – fiddle for Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull (January 5, 1957 – September 16, 2018) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maartin_Allcock

• Marty Balin– singer Jefferson Airplane (January 30, 1942 – September 27, 2018) – cardiac arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Balin

• Otis Rush– blues guitar virtuoso (April 29, 1935 – September 29, 2018) – complications from a stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Rush

OCTOBER

• Charles Aznavour – French singer/songwriter (May 22, 1924 – October 1, 2018) – pulmonary edema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Aznavour

• Joop Roelofs– lead guitar for Q65 (October 2, 2018) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q65_(band)

Tony Joe White– songwriter/performer (July 23, 1943 – October 24, 2018)- heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Joe_White

• Jimmy Farrar – singer for Molly Hatchet (1951 – 29 Oct 2018) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Farrar

NOVEMBER

• Glenn Schwartz– original guitar player for the James Gang (March 20, 1940 – November 2, 2018)- undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Schwartz

• Hugh McDowell – cellist for ELO and others (31 July 1953 – 6 November 2018) -cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_McDowell

• Roy Clark – Virtuoso guitar and banjo picker (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018) – pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark

DECEMBER

• Joe Osborn– legendary bass sessionist (August 28, 1937 – December 14, 2018) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Osborn

• Nancy Wilson – jazz and blues diva (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wilson_(jazz_singer)

• Honey Lantree– drummer/singer for the Honeycombs (1943 – December 23, 2018) • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Honeycombs

 Ray Sawyer – singer/congas Dr.Hook and the Medicine Show (February 1, 1937 – December 31, 2018) – short illness • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Sawyer

• Dean Ford – Lead vocalist for the Marmalade (5 September 1946 – 31 December 2018) – parkinson’s • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Ford

2019

• Pegi Young  – Neil Young’s ex and singer/songwriter with The Survivors (December 1, 1952 – January 1, 2019) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegi_Young

• Kris Kelmi – Russian singer-songwriter for Autograph ( 21 April 1955 – January1, 2019] – cardiac arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Kelmi

• Daryl Dragon – Captain and Tennille (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019) – renal failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Dragon

• Steve Ripley – guitarist for the Tractors (January 1, 1950 – January 3, 2019) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ripley

Eric Haydock – The Hollies (February 3, 1943 – January 5, 2019) – cause of death unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Haydock

• Clydie King – backup singer for superstars (August 21, 1943 – January 7, 2019) – age 76 • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clydie_King. She was my ultimate singing partner,” said Bob Dylan. “No one ever came close. We were two soulmates”

• Lorna Doom – American punk rock bassist for Germs (January 4, 1958 – 16 Jan 2019) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorna_Doom

• Ted McKenna – drums for Alex Harvey, MSG and Rory Gallagher (March 10, 1950 – January 19, 2019) – hemorrhage during a routine operation for a hernia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_McKenna

• Paul Whaley – drummer with Blue Cheer (January 14, 1947 – January 28, 2019) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Whaley

• Michel Legrand – famous French Composer (February 24, 1932 – January 28, 2019) -sepsis • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Legrand

• James Ingram – soul/R&B legend (February 16, 1952 – January 29, 2019) – brain cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ingram

• Kofi Burbridge – flutist/keyboards for Tedeschi-Trucks Band (September 22, 1961 – February 15, 2019) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kofi_Burbridge

Gerard Koerts – guitarist/keyboards for Earth and Fire (December, 1947 – 20 February, 2019) – emphysema •

• Peter Tork – The Monkees (February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019)  – adenoid cystic carcinoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tork

• Andy Anderson – drummer for the Cure (January 30, 1951 – February 26, 2019) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Anderson_(drummer)

• Stephan Ellis ( bassist for Survivor), (June 10, 1951 – February 28, 2019)-

Eddie Taylor Jr. – Blues guitarist/singer (08 Mar 2019)

Hal Blaine – American Hall of Fame drummer for The Wrecking Crew (February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Blaine

Dick Dale – King of the Surf Guitar (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019) – heart and kidney failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dale

• Bernie Tormé – guitar for Ozzy, Gillan and Dee Snider (March 18, 1952 – March 17, 2019) – pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bernie-torme-3-19/

• Scott Walker – The Walker Brothers (January 9, 1943 – March 22, 2019) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/scott-walker-3-2019/

Paul Raymond  – Guitarist/Keyboards for UFO (Nov 16, 1945 – April 13, 2019)- heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Raymond_(musician)

Dr. John born Malcolm John Rebennack (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019) heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John

• Gary Duncan – Guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service (September 4, 1946 – June 29, 2019) – Accidental fall • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Duncan

• Art Neville – The Meters and the Neville Brothers (December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019) – Natural Cause • https://rockandrollparadise.com/art-neville-7-2019/

• Eddy Money – Two Tickets to Paradise (September 13, 2019) – During heart surgery

• Ric Ocasek – Frontman for the Cars (Sept. 15, 2019) – cardiovascular disease –

• Ginger Baker – drummer for Cream, Blind Faith etc. (August 19, 1939 – October 6, 2019) – cardiac arrest – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Baker

• Paul Barrere – guitarist for Little Feat (July 3, 1948 – October 26, 2019) – liver cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Barrere 

• Marie Frederiksson – singer/songwriter for Roxette (May 30, 1958 – December 9, 2019) – brain tumor – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Fredriksson

2020

Marty Grebb – Guitarist with Bonnie Raitt/Rick Danko and the Buckinghams (Sept. 2, 1946 – January 1, 2020) – as yet unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Grebb

• Bo Winberg – lead guitarist fo the Spotnicks (Mach 27, 1939 – January 3, 2020) – as yet unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spotnicks

• Neil Peart – drummer/lyricist for Rush (September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Peart

• Steve Martin Caro – lead singer for the Left Banke (October 12, 1948 – January 14, 2020) – heart disease •

• Mike Sommerville –guitarist/song writer for Head East (August 15, 1952 – February 28, 2020) – undisclosed •

• Kenny Rogerscountry rock star ( August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) – natural causes •

• Jerry Slick – drummer for the Great Society – EX-husband of Grace Slick ( August 8, 1939 – March 20, 2020 • undisclosed

• Eric Weissberg – session banjo player – Deliverance (August 16, 1939 – March 22, 2020) – Alzheimers •

• Alan Merrill – singer/songer and co-author of I love rock and roll (February 19, 1951 – March 29, 2020) Covid-19 •

• Bill Witherssinger/songwriter “Ain’t no sunshine” etc. ( July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) – heart failure •

• Adam Schlesinger – singer/songwriter for Fountain of Wayne ( October 31, 1967 – April 1, 2020) – Covid-19 •

• John PrineSinger/Songer “Angel from Montgomery” etc. (October 10, 1946 – April 7, 2020) – Covid-19 •

• Steve Farmer – Guitarist/songwriter for Amboy Dukes, Ted Nugent etc. ( December 31, 1948 –  April 7, 2020) – Covid-19 •

• Florian Schneider – founder/keyboards for Kraftwerk ( April 7, 1947 – April 9, 2020) – cancer •

• Dave Greenfield – founder/keys/songwriter for the Stranglers ( March 29, 1949 – May 3, 2020) – Covid-19 •

• Millie Small – Popsinger of “My Boy Lollipop” ( October 5, 1946 – May 5, 2020) – stroke •

• Brian Howe – singer for Ted Nugent, Bad Company ( July 22, 1953 – May 6, 2020) – cardiac arrest •

• Little Richard – Singer / songwriter / piano player (rock and roll / rhythm and blues) ( December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Richard

• John David ‘Moon’ Martin – singer/songwriter “bad Case of Loving You (October 31, 1945 – May 11, 2020) – natural causes –

• Phil May – singer/frontman with the Pretty Things (November 9, 1944 – May 15, 2020) – surgery complications –

• Steve Priest – Bassist/vocalist for The Sweet (February 23, 1948 – June 4, 2020) – general ailments

• Bonnie Pointer – The Pointer Sisters (July 11, 1950 – June 8, 2020) – cardiac arrest –

• Paul ‘Tonka’ Chapman – Guitarist for UFO/Skid Row (June 9, 1954 – June 9, 2020) – cardiac arrest –

• Charlie Daniels – Singer/songwriter/fiddler in Charlie Daniels Band (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) – hemorrhagic stroke –

• Judy Dyble – British singer-songwriter for Fairport Convention (February 13, 1949 – July 12, 2020)  lung cancer

• Peter Green (Peter Allen Greenbaum) – Co-founder guitarist/singer/songwriter for Fleetwood Mac (October 29, 1946 – July 25, 2020) – natural causes – https://rockandrollparadise.com/peter-green-7-2020/

• Steve Holland – Founding Guitarist for southern rock band Molly Hatchett (Feb. 22, 1954 – August 2, 2020) – cardiac arrest –

• Wayne Fontana – frontman/singer for Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders (October 28, 1945 – August 6, 2020) – undisclosed

• Patrick Fairley – founding bassist for the Marmalade (1944 – August 11, 2020) – age related –

• Trini Lopez – Americana Hitmaker (If I had a Hammer) – (May 15, 1937 – August 11, 2020) – Covid-19 – 

•  Pete Way – founding bassist for UFO (August 7, 1951 – August 14, 2020) – complications from car accident injuries –

• Todd Nance – founding drummer of Widespread Panic – (November 20, 1962 – August 19, 2020) – chronic illness –

• Frankie Banali – drummer for Quiet Riot (November 14, 1951 – August 20, 2020) – pancreatic cancer –

• Toots Hibbert – singer/frontman for Toots and the Maytals (December 8, 1942 – September 11, 2020) – Covid-19 –

• Lee Kerslake – drummer for Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep (April 16, 1947 – September 19, 2020) – cancer –

• Tommy DeVito – founding member of the Four Seasons (June 19, 1928 – September 21, 2020) – Covid-19 –

• Eddie Van Halen – monster guitarist/songwriter for Van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) – throat cancer –

• Dave Munden – Bassist/vocalist with the Tremoloes (Dec. 2, 1943 – October 15, 2020) – respiratory complications –

• Spencer Davis – Founding guitarist for the Spencer Davis Group (July 17, 1939 – October 19, 2020) – pneumonia –

• Jerry Jeff Walker – folk rock troubadour “Mr. Bojangles” (March 16, 1942 – October 23, 2020) – throat cancer –

• Ken Hensley – singer/songwriter/guitar/keyboards for Uriah Heep (August 24, 1945 – November 4, 2020) – undisclosed – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Hensley

• Bones Hillman – bassist for Midnight Oil (May 6, 1958 – November 7, 2020) – Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bones_Hillman

• Jim Tucker – guitarist for The Turtles (October 17, 1946 – November 12, 2020) – undisclosed as of yet – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turtles

Kenny Jeremiah – Lead singer with the Soul Survivors (November 22, 1943 – December 4, 2020) – Covid-19 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Survivors_(band)

• Pelle Alsing – drummer with Roxette (June 6, 1960 – December 19, 2020) – undisclosed – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxette

• Leslie West – Guitarist/vocalist with Mountain (Mississippi Queen)(October 22, 1945 – December 23, 2020) – cardiac arrest – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_West

• Alto Reed – Longterm saxophone with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (May 16, 1948 – December 30, 2020) – Colon Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alto_Reed

• Alexi Laiho – Monster guitar shredder for Finnish band Children of Bodom (April 8, 1979 – December 31, 2020) – various illnesses – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexi_Laiho

2021

• Gerry Marsden – singer/guitarist for Gerry and the Pacemakers (September 24, 1942 – January 3, 2021) – blood infection – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Marsden

• Tim Bogert – Bassist/singer for Vanilla Fudge a.o. (August 27, 1944 – January 13, 2021) – Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Bogert

• Mary Wilson – Singer with the Supremes  (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021) – Heart Disease – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wilson_(singer)

• Sylvain Sylvain – born Sylvain Mizrahi, guitarist for the New York Dolls (February 14, 1951 – January 13, 2021) – cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvain_Sylvain

• Bunny Wailer – Bob Marley and the Wailers (April 10, 1947 – March 2, 2021) – complications of a stroke – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Wailer

• Michael Stanley – Michael Stanley Band (March 25, 1948 – March 5, 2021) – cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Stanley

• Rusty Young – founding guitarist/vocalist for Poco (February 23, 1946 – April 14, 2021) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Young_(musician)

• Dusty Hill – Bass player/vocals  for ZZ Top (May 19, 1949 – July 28, 2021) – unconfirmed – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Hill

• Joey Jordison – Drummer/founder of Slipknot (April 26, 1975 – July 26, 2021) – transverse myelitis   – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Jordison#

• Robbie Steinhardt – Violinist/frontman for Kansas (May 25, 1950 – July 17, 2021) – acute pancreatitis – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robby_Steinhardt#

• Charly Watts – Drummer for the Rolling Stones  (2 June 1941 – 24 August 2021) – heart disease – https://rockandrollparadise.com/charlie-watts-8-2021/

• Don Everly – Everly Brothers (February 1, 1937 – August 21, 2021) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Everly_Brothers

•  Jay Black – Jay & the Americans (November 2, 1938 – October 22, 2021) – pneumonia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Black

• Astro – Terence Wilson founding member of UB40 – (24 June 1957 – 6 November 2021) – unknown – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UB40

• John Goodsall – Atomic Rooster guitarist ((15 February 1953 – 11 November 2021) – pneumonia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goodsall

• Graeme Edge – founding, life-long drummer for the Moody Blues (March 30, 1941 – November 11, 2021) – cancer – https://rockandrollparadise.com/graeme-edge/

• John Miles – Singer/Guitarist – (23 April 1949 – 5 December 2021) – short illness – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Miles_(musician)

• Michael Nesmith – guitarist for the Monkees (December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021) – age – https://rockandrollparadise.com/michael-nesmith-12-21/

2022

• Anita Pointer – (74) Lead Voice for the Pointer Sisters (January 23, 1948 – December 31, 2022) • Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Pointer

Dino Danelli(78)Legendary Drummer for The Young Rascals – (July 23, 1944 – December 15, 2022)Heart Failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dino-danelli-12-2022/

• Kim Simmonds – (75) Guitarist/founder of the Savoy Brown Blues Band – (Dec 5, 1947 – Dec 13, 2022) • Colon Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kim-simmonds-12-2022/

• Christine McVie – (79) Singer/Songwriter/Keys for Fleetwood Mac – (July 12, 1943 – Nov 30, 2022) • Possibly cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/christine-mcvie-11-2022/

Irene Cara – (63)Singer Flashdance (March 18, 1959 – November 25, 2022) -unknown cause of death • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Cara

• Wilko Johnson -(75) Dr. Feelgood guitarist (12 July 1947 – 21 November 2022)- cancer related • https://rockandrollparadise.com/wilko-johnson-11-2022/

Keith Levene – (65)guitarist/founder of the Clash – (18 July 1957 – 11 November 2022) • Liver Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Levene

Garry Roberts – (72)guitarist for the Boomtown Rats (16 June 1950 – 9 November 2022) • unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Roberts

• Jerry Lee Lewis (87) Early rock and roll pioneer/the Million Dollar quartet (Sept. 29, 1935 – Oct 28, 2022) • old age – https://rockandrollparadise.com/jerry-lee-lewis-10-2022/

• Dan McCafferty (76) Vocalist/Frontman for Nazareth  (14 October 1946 – 8 November 2022)• COPD – https://rockandrollparadise.com/dan-mccafferty-11-2022/

• John Till – (76) guitarist for Janis Joplin- Full Tilt Boogie (December 24, 1945 – September 4, 2022) • unspecified – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Till

• John Hartman – (72) founding drummer for the Doobie Bros (March 18, 1950 – September 22, 2022) • undisclosed – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hartman

• Bill Pitman (102) early r&r guitar virtuoso and member of the Wrecking Crew (February 12, 1920 – August 11, 2022) • fall – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Pitman

• Olivia Newton John (73) Pop Disco sensation (26 September 1948 – 8 August 2022) cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Newton-John

• David Muse (73) Multi-instrumentalist, played with Firefall / The Marshall Tucker Band (27 July 1949 – 6 August 2022) – cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Muse

• Judith Durham (79) Lead singer with folk group The Seekers (3 July 1943 – 5 August 2022) – Lung disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/judith-durham-8-2022/

• Manny Charlton (80) Guitarist with rock band Nazareth (25 July 1941 – 5 July 2022) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Charlton

• Brett Tuggle (70) Keyboardist for Dave Lee Roth / Fleetwood Mac (23 September 1951 – 19 June 2022) • cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Tuggle

• Jim Seals (80) Singer / guitarist with soft rock duo Seals And Crofts (17 October 1941 – 6 June 2022) • stroke – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seals_and_Crofts

• Alec John Such (70) Bass player with Bon Jovi from 1983 to 1994 (14 November 1951 – 5 June 2022) • natural causes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_John_Such

• Ronnie Hawkins (87) rock and roll singer pioneer (10 January 1935 – 29 May 2022) • unspecified – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Hawkins

• Steve Broughton (72) Drummer Edgar Broughton,also worked with Roy Harper / Mike Old (20 May 1950 – 29 May 2022) • undisclosed – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Broughton_band

• Alan White (72) Drummer with Yes, former member of The Plastic Ono Band (14 June 1949 – 26 May 2022) – Brief illness • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_White_(Yes_drummer)

• Andy Fletcher (60) Keyboard player and founding member of Depeche Mode (8 July 1961 – 26 May 2022)-aortic dissection • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Fletcher_(musician)

• Vangelis (79) Keyboardist-composer for Aphrodite’s Child (29 March 1943 – 17 May 2022) – Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/vangelis-5-22/

• Rick Price (77) Bassist with The Move / Wizzard (10 June 1944 – 17 May 2022) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Price_(bassist)

• Ricky Gardiner (73) Guitarist with David Bowie / Iggy Pop (31 August 1948 – 13 May 2022) – parkinson’s • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gardiner

• Ric Parnell (70) Drummer with rock band Atomic Rooster (13 August 1951 – 1 May 2022) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_Parnell

• Andrew Woolfolk (71) Saxophonist, member of Earth, Wind & Fire (11 October 1950 – 25 April 2022) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Woolfolk

• Guitar Shorty (87) David William Kearney  – Blues guitarist / singer (8 Sep 1934 – 20 April 2022) – age • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Shorty

• Jerry Doucette (70) Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter (9 September 1951 – 18 April 2022) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Doucette

• Bobby Rydell (79) Rock and Roll pioneer singer (26 April 1942 – 5 April 2022) • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Rydell

• Taylor Hawkins (50) Drummer with Foo Fighters – Overdose – (17 February 1972 – 25 March 2022)• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Hawkins

• Bert Ruiter (75) Monster bassist for Dutch Prog Rock band Focus (26 November 1946 – 24 March 2022) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_(band)

• Barry Bailey (73) Founding Guitarist for Atlanta Rhythm Section (12 June 1948 – 12 March 2022) – MS • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Rhythm_Section

• Gary Brooker(76)Lead singer for Procol Harum (May 29, 1945 – February 19, 2022) – cancer – https://rockandrollparadise.com/gary-brooker/

• Ian McDonald (75) Saxophonist/keyboardist for King Crimson/Foreigner (25 June 1946 – 9 Feb 2022) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_McDonald_(musician)

• Donny Gerrard (75) Lead singer with Skylark (19 March 1946 – 3 February 2022) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donny_Gerrard

• Willie Leacox (74) Drummer with America’s touring band 1973 – 2014) (31 March 1947 – 2 Feb 2022) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_(band)

• Don Wilson (88) Co-founding Guitarist with The Ventures (10 Feb 1933 – 22 Jan 2022) – non-Hodgkin lymphoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ventures

• Meat Loaf(74) born Marvin Lee Aday (September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022) – unspecified – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_Loaf

• Dick Halligan (78) Keyboard player / composer, founding member of Blood, Sweat & Tears (29 August 1943 – 18 January 2022) – natural • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Halligan

• Ronnie Spector – (78)lead singer for the Ronettes  (10 August 1943 – 12 January 2022) – cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Spector

• Calvin Simon (79) Singer with Parliament Funkadelic (22 May 1942 – 6 January 2022)- natural • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Simon

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IN 2023 WE SAID GOODBYE TO:

• Dean Daughtry (76) Guitarist for Atlanta Rhythm Section (September 8, 1946-January 26, 2023)• natural causes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Daughtry

• Jeff Beck – (78) Virtuoso guitarist for The Yardbirds (June 24, 1944 – January 10, 2023) • Bacterial Meningitis • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jeff-beck-1-2023/

• Robbie Bachman (69) Drummer for Bachman-Turner-Overdrive (February 18, 1953 – January 12, 2023) – cause of death unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Bachman

• Renée Geyer – (69) Australia’s r&b voice of the century (11 September 1953 – 17 January 2023) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renée_Geyer

• David Crosby – (81) Legendary singer/songwriter for the Byrds and CSNY (August 14, 1941 – January 19, 2023) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Crosby

• Anthony ‘Top’ Topham (75) first lead guitarist for the Yardbirds (3 July 1947 – 23 January 2023) – undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Topham

• Bob ‘Willard’ Henke (71) guitarist for Dr.Hook and the Medicine Show (April 29, 1951-February 2, 2023) -undisclosed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Hook_%26_the_Medicine_Show

• David Lindley (78) Maxi Instrumentalist for Kaleidoscope etc. (March 21, 1944 – March 3, 2023) – chronic kidney damage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lindley_(musician)

• Michael Rhodes (69) prolific journeyman bass player (September 16, 1953 – March 4, 2023) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rhodes_(musician)

• Gary Rossington (71) founding lead guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd (December 4, 1951 – March 5, 2023) – unknown • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gary-rossington-3-2023/

• Jim Gordon (77) drummer for Derek and the Dominoes (July 14, 1945 – March 13, 2023) – unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gordon_(musician)

• Tom Leadon (70) Guitarist for Mudcrutch with Tom Petty (September 16, 1952 – March 22, 2023) – unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Leadon

• Howie Kane – (82) vocalist for Jay & the Americans (June 6, 1941 – March 2023) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howie_Kane

• Tim Bachman (71) Guitarist for Bachman-Turner-Overdrive (August 1, 1951 – April 28, 2023) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Bachman

• Gordon Lightfoot – (84) Canadian Troubadour (November 17, 1938 – May 1, 2023) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Lightfoot

• Anthony Monkman (73) Founding Keyboardist for Curved Air and Sky (9 June 1949 – 11 May 2023) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Monkman

• John Giblin (71) Bass Player Extra ordinaire (February 26, 1952 – May 14, 2023) – sepsis • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-giblin-5-2023/

• Tina Turner (83) The Queen of Rock & Roll (born Anna Mae Bullock); November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023 – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tina-turner-5-2023/

 George Tickner (76) Guitarist for Journey (September 8, 1946 – July 5, 2023) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Tickner

• Randy Meisner (77) Founding bass player for the Eagles (March 8, 1946 – July 26, 2023) – Complications of COPD • https://rockandrollparadise.com/randy-meisner-7-2023/

• Sinéad O’Connor (56) Nothing Compares 2 U (December 8, 1966 – July 26, 2023) – possible suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sinead-oconnor-7-2023/

• John Gosling (75) – Keyboardist for the Kinks (February 6, 1948 – August 4, 2023) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gosling_(The_Kinks_musician)

• David LaFlamme (82) – Violin/vocalist It’s a Beautiful Day (May 4, 1941 – August 6, 2023) – Parkinson’s • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-laflamme-8-2023/

 Sixto Rodriguez (81) Detroit’s underrated Bob Dylan (July 10, 1942 – August 8, 2023) – not disclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sixto-rodriguez-8-2023/

• Robbie Robertson (80) Founding guitarist for the Band (July 5, 1943 – August 9, 2023) – prostrate cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robbie-robertson-8-2023/

• Ray Hildebrand (82) Paul & Paula (December 21, 1940 – August 18, 2023) – Dementia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_%26_Paula

• Bernie Marsden (72) Guitarist for Whitesnake (January 7, 1951 – August 24, 2023) – Bacterial Meningitis • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Marsden

• Jimmy Buffett (76) Songwriter, story teller, Singer extra-ordinaire (December 25, 1946 – September 1, 2023) – Skin Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-buffett-9-2023/

• Gary Wright (80) Keyboards Spooky Tooth – Dream Weaver (April 26, 1943 – September 4, 2023) – dementia • https://rockandrollparadise/Gary-Wright-9-2023/

• Rudolph Isley (84) Singer-songwriter for the Isley Brothers (April 1, 1939-October 11, 2023) – heart attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_Isley 

• Shane McGowan (65) Irish songwriter and lead singer the Pogues (Dec 25, 1957 – Nov 30, 2023) pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_MacGowan

• Miles Goodwin (75) Singer-Guitarist with April Wine • June 23, 1948 – Dec.3, 2023 – – diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myles_Goodwyn

• Denny Laine (79) – vocalist-guitarist with Moody Blues, Wings (29 October 1944 – 5 December 2023)- covid related • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Laine