THE YEAR THEY DIED

On this page you will find in chronological order, starting with the first rock and roll pioneers in the 1930s, the years and dates they left us for that huge concert stage in the sky.  The first year listing however is of the current year 2018 and from there on  it is listed in reverse order. 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 late sixties and early seventies, the numbers are way up. The listings have a link to a tribute page of their life and accomplishments.

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 Fujioka – Babymetal Back up Kami Band (1981 – January 5, 2018) Complications from a fall • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babymetal

• Denise Lasalle -Queen of the Blues (July 16, 1939 – January 8, 2018)- Complications from surgery – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_LaSalle

• France Gall – French pop idol (October 9, 1947- January 7, 2018) cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_Gall

• Buster Stiggs – New Zealand/Australian drummer (1954-2018)- (Multiple Meyeloma) • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Stiggs

• Fast Eddie Clarke – Motorhead and Fastway (October 5, 1950 – Jaary 10, 2018) pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie

• 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)

• Mickey Jones – drummer
 (June 10, 1941 – February 7, 2018)

• Pat Torpey
 – Mr. Big (December 13, 1953 – February 7, 2018)

• Craig MacGregor -Foghat
 (September 13, 1949 – February 9, 2018) – lung cancer

• Klaasje van der Wal – Bass for Shocking Blue (February 1, 1949 – February 12, 2018) — heart failure •

• Barbara Alston – The Crystals (September 28, 1943 – February 18, 2018) complications from the flu • 

• Edward Robert Amoo – The Real Thing ( May 5, 1044 – February 23, 2018)

March

Patrick Doyle – Veronica Falls (March 3, 2018

• Nokie” Edwards – the Ventures (May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018)

• Claudia Fontaine – British back up singer (1960 – March 15, 2018)

• 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)

April

• Timothy Matley – the Overtones (16 February 1982 – 9 April 2018)- illness related suicide •

• Yvonne Staples – Staple Singers (October 23, 1937 – April 10, 2018)- colon cancer •

• Avicii (Tim Bergling) – EDM Superstar ( April 18, 2018) – suicide overdose •

• Reginald Duwayne McArthur – The Controllers (September 25, 1954 – April 19, 2018)

• Brian Hooper – Beast of Burden (April 20, 2018) – lung cancer

• Charles Neville – The Neville Brothers (December 28, 1938 – April 26, 2018)- cancer

• 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 (6 June 1948 – May 2018) –

• Reginald Grant Lucas – Sunfire (February 25, 1953 – May 19, 2018) – heart disease

June

• Eddy Clearwater – blues musician (January 10, 1935 – June 1, 2018) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddy_Clearwater

• Danny Kirwin – Fleetwood Mac (1950-June 8, 2018)

• Jon Hiseman – drummer for Colosseum (June 12, 2018) – cancer

• D.J. Fontana – drummer for Elvis (June 13, 2018)

• Nick Knox – drummer for the Cramps (June 15, 2018)

• Matt Murphy – guitarist for The Blues Brothers (June 15, 2018)

 

 

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1938 – 1969

Rock and Roll as a 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. As such 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 superstar 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. It became the sound track of a 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.

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

http://www.rockmusictimeline.com/1950s.html

 

February 3, 1959 The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) – Plane cras • https://rockandrollparadise.com/buddy-holly-21959/

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

• Jiles Perry “J. P.” Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper – Plane Crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bopper

• Eddie Jones (December 10, 1926 – February 7, 1959), better known as Guitar Slim – Pneumonia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Slim

Billie Holiday 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

Edward Raymond ‘Eddie’ Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960)- Car Crash http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Cochran

1961

1962

• Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe (23 June 1940 – 10 April 1962) – The Beatles Brain Aneurysm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Sutcliffe

1963

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

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

• Édith Piaf (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) – Liver Cancer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dith_Piaf

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

1964

• Samuel “Sam” Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964) – Shot and Killed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Boy_Williamson_II

1966

Robert Gaston “Bobby” Fuller (October 22, 1942 – July 18, 1966) – “accident” and “suicide” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Fuller ( I Fought the Law)

• 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 (19 May 1932 – 26 October 1966) – Ovarian Cancer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Cogan

1967

• Woodrow WilsonWoodyGuthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) – Huntington’s Disease http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Guthrie

• 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Walter

• 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

1969

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

1970 – 1979

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

• James Douglas “Jim” Morrison – 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

• Howard Duane Allman – The Allman Bros – (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) – Motorcycle accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Allman

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 (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

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

1975

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

• Peter William Ham – Badfinger -(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 (15 May 1948 – 8 December 1975) – Heroin Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Thain

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 – 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

 Keith Relf – The Yardbirds (22 March 1943 – 14 May 1976) – Accidental Electrocution • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Relf

• 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 (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 -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 John Moon – the Who – (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) – Prescription Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Moon

1979

• Donny Edward Hathaway – 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 – 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
 

1980 – 1989

1980

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1981

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

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

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

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

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

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

1982

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

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

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

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

1983

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984

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

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

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

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

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

1985

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

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

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

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

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

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

1986

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

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

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

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

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

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

1987

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

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

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

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

1988

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

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

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

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

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

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

1989

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

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

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

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

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

1990 – 1999

1990

• Larkin Allen Collins Jr. – Lynyrd Skynyrd – (July 19, 1952 – January 23, 1990) – Chronic Pneumonia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Collins

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

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

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

• Stephen ‘Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), Helicopter Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Ray_Vaughan

• Thomas Richard “Tom” Fogerty  – Creedence Clearwater Revival – (November 9, 1941 – September 6, 1990) – AIDS  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Fogerty

1991

• Stephen Maynard Clark – Def Leppard – (23 April 1960 – 8 January 1991) – Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Clark

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

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

 Stephen Peter “Steve” Marriott – Small Faces/Humble Pie (30 January 1947 – 20 April 1991) – Accidental Smoke Inhalation • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Marriott

Johnny Thunders – born John Anthony Genzale, Jr. -The New York Dolls (July 15, 1952 – April 23, 1991) – leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Thunders

 Harold Eugene “Gene” Clark – The Byrds (November 17, 1944 – May 24, 1991) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Clark

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

 Eric Carr (born Paul Charles Caravello) Kiss (July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991) – Heart Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Carr

• Freddie Mercury born Farrokh Bulsara (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) – AIDS • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury

1992

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

• Dee Murray (born David Murray Oates) – Elton John Band – (3 April 1946 – 15 January 1992) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee_Murray

• Champion Jack Dupree (between 1908 and 1910 – January 21, 1992) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champion_Jack_Dupree

• William James WillieDixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) – Natural Causes • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Dixon

Jeffrey Thomas “Jeff” Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) – Heart Failure  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Porcaro

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

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

 Edward Earl “Eddie” Hazel –Parliament-Funkadelic (April 10, 1950 – December 23, 1992) – Liver Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Hazel

1993

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

• Toy Talmadge Caldwell Jr. – Marshall Tucker Band (November 13, 1947 – February 25, 1993) – Cocaine Induced Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Caldwell

• Michael “Mick” Ronson (26 May 1946 – 29 April 1993) – liver cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Ronson

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

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

Peter John Wood (9 April 1950 – ? December 1993) – head trauma from fall • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Wood_(musician)

• Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa

• Douglas Owen “Doug” Hopkins –  Gin Blossoms (April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Hopkins

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

1994

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

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

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

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

• Nicholas Christian “Nicky” Hopkins (24 February 1944 – 6 September 1994) – Crohn’s Disease Complications • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Hopkins

• Danny Gatton (September 4, 1945 – October 4, 1994)- Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Gatton

• Frederick Dewey Smith (September 14, 1949 – November 4, 1994), known as Fred “Sonic” Smith – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MC5

• Chester William “Chet” Powers aka Dino Valenti  (October 7, 1937 – November 16, 1994) – Complications from Brain Surgery • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Powers

1995

• Richard James Edwards – 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

• Philip Taylor ‘Phil’ Kramer – Iron Butterfly (July 12, 1952 – February 12, 1995) – Suicide? • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Taylor_Kramer

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

• Vivian Stanshall (Bonzo Dog Band) (Sunday, 21st March 1943 – Sunday, 5th March 1995) – Burn Victim • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Stanshall

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

William Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) – Liver failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Gallagher

Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Garcia

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

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

1996

• Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee (November 30, 1915 – February 16, 1996) – Stomach Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownie_McGhee

John “Johnny Guitar” Watson (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996) – Heart attack on stage in Yokohama,Japan • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_%22Guitar%22_Watson

 Bradley James Nowell -Sublime (February 22, 1968 – May 25, 1996) – Heroin Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Nowell

 John Anthony Panozzo – Styx (September 20, 1948 – July 16, 1996) – Liver disease • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Panozzo

• Bryan James “Chas” Chandler (18 December 1938 – 17 July 1996) – Aortic Aneurism • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chas_Chandler

 Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) – Melanoma • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Cassidy

• Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury; April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Tim_(musician)

1997

• John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997) – Alcohol Induced Cardia Arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townes_Van_Zandt

Randy Craig Wolfe aka Randy California  ( 20 February, 1951 – January 2, 1997) – Drowning • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_California

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

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

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

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

 Luther Allison (August 17, 1939 – August 12, 1997) – Brain Tumor • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Allison

• John Denver born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Denver

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

• Tommy Tedesco – (July 3, 1930 – November 10, 1997) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Tedesco

• Michael Kelland John Hutchence -INXS –  (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) – Suicide michaelhutchence.org • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hutchence

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

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

• Jimmy Rogers, born James A. Lane (June 3, 1924 – December 19, 1997) – Colon Cancer •  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Rogers

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

1998

 Salvatore PhillipSonnyBono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) – Fatal Skiing accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono

• Junior Wells born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. (December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998) – Heart and Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Wells

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

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

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

• Judge Dread born Alexander Minto Hughes (2 May 1945 – 13 March 1998) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Dread

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

 Colin “Cozy” Trevor Powell – Jeff Beck/Rainbow etc. (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) – One Car Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cozy_Powell

• Wendy Orlean Williams (May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_O._Williams

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

1999

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

Tony Russell Charles” Brown (September 13, 1922 – January 21, 1999) – congestive heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Brown_(musician)

 Dusty Springfield born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Springfield

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

 Richard Clare “Rick” Danko – The Band (December 29, 1943 – December 10, 1999) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Danko

• Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) – Diabetes • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Mayfield

 

2000 – 2009

2000

• Ray Jones -The Dakotas (October 22, 1939- January 20, 2000) – undisclosed • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ray-jones-12000/

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

• Oliver – musical Hair ( February 22, 1945 – February 12, 2000) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/oliver-22000/

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

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

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

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

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

Alan Caddy – The Tornadoes ( February 2, 1940 – August 16, 2000) – alcoholismhttps://rockandrollparadise.com/alan-caddy-82000/

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

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

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

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

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

2001

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• George Harrison – The Beatles (February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/george-harrison-112001/

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

2002

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

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

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

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

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

• Doreen Waddell – Soul II Soul (July 10, 1965 – March1, 2002) – hit in traffic • https://rockandrollparadise.com/doreen-waddell-32002/

• John “Speedy” Keen – Thunderclap Newman (March 29, 1945 – March 21, 2002) – heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/speedy-keen-32002/

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

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

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

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

• Lisa Lopes – TLC ( May 27, 1971- April 24, 2002) – car accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lisa-lopes-42002/

• Otis Blackwell – superstar songwriter (February 16, 1931 – May 6, 2002) – Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/otis-blackwell-52002/

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

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

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

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

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

• Michael Houser – Widespread Panic (January 6, 1962 – August 10, 2002) – cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/michael-houser-82002/

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

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

• Joe Strummer  (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) – heart defect • https://rockandrollparadise.com/joe-strummer-122002/

• Kevin MacMichael – Cutting Crew (November 7, 1951 – December 31, 2002) –   https://rockandrollparadise.com/kevin-macmichael-122002/

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010 – 2017

 

2010

• Michael Robert “Mick” Green (22 February 1944 – 11 January 2010) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Green

 Theodore DeReese “Teddy” Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) – Respiratory Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Pendergrass

• Bobby Charles born Robert Charles Guidry (February 21, 1938 – January 14, 2010)  – Collapsed • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Charles

• Kate McGarrigle (February 6, 1946 – January 18, 2010) – Clear Cell Sarcoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_McGarrigle

• Delmar Allen “Dale” Hawkins (August 22, 1936 – February 13, 2010) – Colon Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Hawkins

• Douglas Lars “Doug” Fieger – The Knack (August 20, 1952 – February 14, 2010) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Fieger

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

• Ron Banks (the Dramatics) (1951 – March 4, 2010) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dramatics

• Lolly Vegas (Redbone) (1939 – March 4, 2010) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbone_(band)

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

• Lesley Duncan (12 August 1943 – 12 March 2010) – Cerebrovascular disease • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Duncan

• William Alexander “Alex” Chilton – The Box Tops (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Chilton

Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona, (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) – Mestatasized Stomach Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_James_Dio

• Paul Dedrick Gray – Slipknot (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010) – Morphine Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gray_(American_musician)

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

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

• Crispian St. Peters born Robin Peter Smith (5 April 1939 – 8 June 2010) – Ill Health • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crispian_St._Peters

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

• Peter Alexander Greenlaw “Pete” Quaife The Kinks (31 December 1943 – 23 June 201  0) – Kidney Ailment • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Quaife

• Ben Keith born Bennett Keith Schaeufele (March 6, 1937 – July 26, 2010) – Blood Clot in his lung • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Keith

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

Kenny Edwards – The Stone Ponys (February 10, 1946 – August 18, 2010) – Prostate Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Edwards

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

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) – pulmonary embolism • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Burke

• Jim Clench of April Wine (May 1, 1949 – November 3, 2010) – Lung Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Clench

• Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet, born Don Glen Vliet (January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) – MS • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart

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

Bernard WilsonThe Blue Notes (July 12, 1946 – December 26, 2010) – Stroke & Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Wilson_(singer)

2011

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

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

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

John Thomas Tommy Crain – Charlie Daniels Band (Jan 16, 1951 – Jan 13, 2011) – Unknown • http://www.swampland.com/articles/view/title:tommy_crain

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

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

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Moore

Mark Shalom Tulin – Electric Prunes, Smashing Pumpkins (November 21, 1948 – February 26, 2011) – Underwater Accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Tulin

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

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

Scott Columbus – Manowar (November 10, 1956 – April 4, 2011) – Not quite clear • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Columbus

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

John Walker – the Walker Bros – born John Joseph Maus (November 12, 1943 – May 7, 2011) – Liver cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Walker_(musician)

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

Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr. – E-Street Band- (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Clemons

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

Robert Frank “Rob” GrillThe Grass Roots (November 30, 1943 – July 11, 2011) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Grill

 Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) – alcohol poisoning • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Winehouse

Daniel MiltonDanPeek – America (November 1, 1950 – July 24, 2011) – Inflammation of the Heart Sack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Peek

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

Nickolas ‘Nick’ Ashford  – Ashford & Simpson (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011) – Throat Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashford_%26_Simpson

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

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

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

Harry “Cuby” Muskee of Cuby and the Blizzards (June 10, 1941 – Sept 26, 2011) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Muskee

Herbert “Bert” Jansch – Pentangle (3 November 1943 – 5 October 2011) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Jansch

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

William Joel “Taz” DiGregorioCharlie Daniels Band (January 8, 1944 – October 12, 2011) – Car Accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_DiGregorio

Doyle Bramhall – Stevie Ray Vaughan (February 17, 1949 – November 12, 2011) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyle_Bramhall

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

Keith “Keef” Hartley (8 April 1944 – 26 November 2011) – Unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keef_Hartley

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

 Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown) (July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobie_Gray

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

2012

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

• Robert Joseph “Bob” Weston -Fleetwood Mac (1 November 1947 – 3 January 2012) – Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Weston_%28guitarist%29

 Robbie France (5 December 1959 – 14 January 2012) – ruptured aorta • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_France

Johnny Otis born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes (December 28, 1921-January 17, 2012) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Otis

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

• Larry Butler (March 26, 1942 – January 20, 2012) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Butler_(producer)

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

• Joseph Edward “Joe” Moretti (10 May 1938 – 9 February 2012) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Moretti

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

• Clive Richard Shakespeare – Sherbet (3 June 1947 – 15 February 2012) – Prostrate Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Shakespeare

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

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

• Ronald Douglas “Ronnie” Montrose (29 November 1947 – 3 March 2012) – Depression Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Montrose

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

• Eddie King (Blues Guitarist) (April 21, 1938 – March 14, 2012) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_King_(musician)

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

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

• Scott McKenzie born Philip Wallach Blondheim (January 10, 1939- August 18, 2012) – Guillain–Barré syndrome • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McKenzie

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

• Joe South, born Joseph Alfred Souther – (February 28, 1940 – September 5, 2012) – Heart failure – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_South

• Big Jim Sullivan (February 14, 1941 – October 2, 2012) – Diabetes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Jim_Sullivan

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

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

Huw Lloyd-Langton, born Richard Hugh Lloyd-Langton (6 February 1951 – 6 December 2012) – Hawkwind • Cancer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huw_Lloyd-Langton

• Douglas Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly)(September 15, 1942 – December 21, 2012) – natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Dorman

2013

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

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

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

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

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

 Mickey Waller aka Mickey Finn (3 March 1947 – 1 February 2013) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Finn_(guitarist)

• Cecil Dale Womack aka Zekuumba Zekkariyas(September 25, 1947 – February 1, 2013) – Unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Womack

Reg Presley – The Troggs – born Reginald Maurice Ball (12 June 1941 – 4 February 2013) – Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley

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

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

• Tony Sheridan (Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity) 21 May 1940 – 16 February 2013) – Died during Heart Surgery • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Sheridan

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

• Magic Slim born Morris Holt (August 7, 1937 – February 21, 2013) – Kidney failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Slim

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

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

• Robert Edward “Bobby” Rogers (the Miracles) (February 19, 1940 – March 3, 2013) Diabetes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Rogers

• Alvin Lee, born Graham Anthony BarnesTen Years After – (Dec. 19, 1944 –  March 6, 2013) – Medical Mishap • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Lee

Peter Banks, born Peter William Brockbanks – Yes – (15 July 1947 – 7 March 2013) – Heart  Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Banks 

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

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

• Christine Joy “Chrissy” Amphlett  (25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) – cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrissy_Amphlett

Richie Havens, born Richard Pierce Havens (January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013) – Heart attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens

Jeffrey John “Jeff” Hanneman (January 31, 1964 – May 2, 2013) – Liver failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hanneman

Cedric “Im” Brooks The Skatalites (1943 – 3 May 2013) – Cardiac Arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedric_Brooks

• Ray Manzarek, born Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. -The Doors (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) – Cholangiocarcinoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Manzarek

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

• Georges Moustaki born Giuseppe Mustacchi (May 3, 1934 – May 23, 2013) – emphysema • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Moustaki

• Joseph “Joey” Edward Covington – Jefferson Airplane (June 27, 1945 – June 4, 2013) – Car Accident • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Covington

JJ Cale born John Weldon Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JJ_Cale

John Richard “Jackie” Lomax (10 May 1944 – 15 September 2013) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Lomax

Janice Lynn “Jan” Kuehnemund of Vixen (Nov 18, 1961 – Oct. 10, 2013) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Kuehnemund 

Lewis AllanLouReed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) – Liver failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed

• Peter John “Pete” Haycock – Climax Blues Band (4 March 1951 – 30 October 2013) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Haycock

• Bob Allison – The Allisons (born Bernard Colin Day (2 February 1941 – 25 November 2013) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Allisons

Ricky Lawson (November 8, 1954 – December 23, 2013) – brain aneurysm • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Lawson

2014

John “Jay” Traynor, (Jay and the Americans) (March 30, 1943 – January 2, 2014) – Cardiac Arrest • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Traynor

Phillip “Phil” Everly (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014) – Cardiac Arrest • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Everly_Brothers

Freddie “Fingers” Lee born Frederick John Cheesman (1937 – Jan 13, 2014) – pneumonia • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/freddie-fingers-lee-9163594.html

 Ronny Jordan born Ronald Laurence Albert Simpson (29 November 1962 – 13 January 2014) – Unknown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronny_Jordan

Dennis Hardy “Fergie” Frederiksen – Toto (May 15, 1951 – January 18, 2014) • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Frederiksen

• PeterPeteSeeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) – Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger

• William Alexander Anthony “Bunny Rugs” Clarke (6 February 1948 – 2 February 2014) – Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Rugs

• Robert Edward “Bob” Casale, Jr. (born Robert Edward Pizzute Jr.) (July 14, 1952 – February 17, 2014) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Casale

• Bernd “Nossi“ Noske – Birth Control (17 August 1946 – 18 February 2014) – Heart Attack • https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_Noske

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

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

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Lala (November 3, 1947 – March 18, 2014) – cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lala

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

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

Johnny Winter, born John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014) – Heart failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Winter

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

Paul Revere, born Paul Revere Dick (January 7, 1938 – October 4, 2014) – peacefully • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere_%26_the_Raiders

John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce, (May 14, 1943 – Oct 25, 2014) – Liver disease • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bruce  

Ricardo Baliardo aka Manitas de Plata (7 August 1921 – 6 November 2014) – Natural causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitas_de_Plata

• Rick ‘The Bass Player’ Rosas ((September 10, 1949 – November 6, 2014) – Lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rosas

• Robert Henry “Bobby” Keys (December 18, 1943 – December 2, 2014) – cirrhosis – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Keys

• Ian Patrick ‘Mac’ McLagan (Small Faces) (12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_McLagan

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

• Udo Jürgens, born Udo Jürgen Bockelmann (Sept 30, 1934 – Dec 21, 2014) – heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udo_Jürgens

• John Robert “Joe” Cocker OBE (Born 20 May 1944 – Died 22 Dec 2014) – Lung Cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cocker

2015

 Jeff Golub ( guitarist for Rod Stewart) (April 15, 1955 – January 1, 2015) – progressive supranuclear palsy • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Golub

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

• Timothy Lee ‘Tim’ Drummond – Neil Young (20 April 1940 – 10 January 2015)Cause Unkown • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Drummond

• ‘Dozy’  Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies – 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 Woodrow Taylor Jr.-CSNY – (April 7, 1948 – January 18, 2015) – Viral Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Taylor_(drummer)

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

• Artemios “Demis” Roussos -Aphrodite’s Child (15 June 1946 – 25 January 2015)- Natural Causes • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demis_Roussos

• Daniel JosephDannyMcCulloch – Eric Burdon and the Animals (18 July 1945 – 29 January 2015) – Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_McCulloch

• Rodney Marvin “Rod” McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) – Pneumonia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_McKuen

• Don Covay born Donald James Randolph (March 24, 1936 – January 31, 2015) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Covay

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

Sam Houston Andrew III – Big Brother and the Holding Company (December 18, 1941 ~ February 12, 2015) – Open Heart surgery • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Andrew

• Lesley Sue Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein; May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015) – Lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Gore

• Chris Rainbow – Camel (born Christopher James Harley) (18 November 1946 – 22 February 2015) – Parkinson’s • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Rainbow

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

James Boyd “Jimmy” Greenspoon – Three Dog Night (February 7, 1948 – March 11, 2015) – Melanoma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Greenspoon

Christopher Daevid Allen -Soft Machine, Gong (13 January 1938 – 13 March 2015) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daevid_Allen

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

• Andrew McLan “Andy” Fraser – Free (3 July 1952 – 16 March 2015) – Cancer/Aids • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Fraser

• Dave Ball, born David J. Ball – Procol Harum (30 March 1950 – 1 April 2015) – bowel cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Ball_%28musician%29

• Robert Lewis “Bob” Burns Jr. – Lynyrd Skynyrd (November 24, 1950 – April 3, 2015) – Car Crash • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Burns_%28drummer%29

• Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) – liver cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Sledge

Ben E. King, born Benjamin Earl King (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015) – Coronary Problems • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_E._King

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

• BB ‘BluesBoy’ King, born Riley B King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015) – Natural Causes • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.B._King

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

Christopher Russell Edward Chris Squire – YES – (4 March 1948 – 28 June 2015) – Rare form of Leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Squire

Cilla Black born as Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cilla_Black

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

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

 Billy Joe Royal (April 3, 1942 – October 6, 2015) – Heart failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Joe_Royal

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

Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski) Three Dog Night (February 5, 1941 – October 20, 2015) – Multiple Myeloma • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Wells

Raul Rekow – Santana (June 10, 1954 ~ November 1, 2015) – Cancer • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raul-Rekow/307677222602557

 Allen Toussaint (January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Toussaint

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

 Scott Richard Weiland born Kline – Stone Temple Pilots (October 27, 1967 – Dec 3, 2015) – Cardiac Arrest • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Weiland

• Stephen Carlton “Stevie” Wright – Easybeats (20 Dec 1947 – 27 Dec 2015) – Pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/stevie-wright-122015/

Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister – Motorhead (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmy

• Natalie Maria Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) – Congestive Heart Failure • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Cole

2016

• David Bowie born David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie

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

• Terence Dale “Buffin” Griffin (24 October 1948 – 17 January 2016) – died in his sleep • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Griffin

• Glenn Frey -The Eagles (Nov. 6, 1948 – Jan. 18, 2016) – Pneumonia complications • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Frey

 James Stewart “Jimmy” Bain – Rainbow (19 December 1947 – 23 January 2016) – Lung Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Bain

• Paul Lorin Kantner – Jefferson Airplane (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) – Heart Attack • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kantner

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

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

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

• Keith Noel Emerson (The Nice )(2 November 1944 – 10 March 2016) – Gunshot Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Emerson

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

• Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) – Prescription Drug Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician)

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

• Henry Campbell Liken McCullough – Wings -(21 July 1943 – 14 June 2016) – Stroke and Heart • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_McCullough

• Winfield Scott “Scotty” Moore III –Elvis(December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016) – age related • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotty_Moore

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

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

• Stanley “Buckwheat Zydeco” Dural Jr. (Buckwheat Zydeco) (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016) – lung cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckwheat_Zydeco

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

• Sharon Lafaye Jones (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016) – Complication from stroke & Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Jones_(singer)

 • Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) – Cancer related Fall • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen

• Leon Russell born Claude Russell Bridges (April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) – Heart related • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Russell

• Greg Lake (10 November 1947 – 7 December 2016) (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Lake

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

• George Michael born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou  (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 moved on in 2017. Buy the Tribute Book

JANUARY

• Sylvester Potts – The Contours ( January 22, 1938 – January 6, 2017) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sylvester-potts-1-2017/

• Johnny Dick – The Aztecs ( June 1943 – January 6, 2017) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/johnny-dick-1-2017/

• Peter Eardley Sarstedt (10 December 1941 – 8 January 2017) – progressive supernuclear palsy • https://rockandrollparadise.com/peter-sarstedt-12017/

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Walter Junie Morrison – Funkadelics/Ohio Players (1954 – January 21, 2017)  organ failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/junie-morrison-1-2017/

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

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

• Bobby Freeman (June 13, 1940 – January 23, 2017) heart failure  • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bobby-freeman-1-2017/

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

• Björn Thelin – The Spotnicks (June 27, 1942 -January 24, 2017)  • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bjorn-thelin-1-2017/

• Tom Edwards  – Adam Ant Band (1975 – January 26, 2017) cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tom-edwards-1-2017/

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

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

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

FEBRUARY

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

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

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

• Sonny Geraci – Outsiders and Climax ( November 22, 1947 – February 5, 2017) lasting effects of brain aneurysm • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sonny-geraci-2-2017/

• Al Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) – respiratory failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/al-jarreau-2-2017/

• Peter Skellern (March 14, 1947 – February 17, 2017)  brain tumor • https://rockandrollparadise.com/peter-skellern-2-2017/

• Clyde Stubblefield – James Brown Band (April 18, 1943 – February 18, 2017) kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/clyde-stubblefield-22017/

• Larry Coryell – The Free Spirits/the Eleventh House (April 2, 1943 – February 19, 2017) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/larry-coryell-2-2017/

MARCH

• Jim Fuller – Surfaris (June 27, 1947 – March 3, 2017) cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jim-fuller-3-2017/

• Lyle Ritz – The Wrecking Crew (January 10, 1930 – March 3, 2017) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lyle-ritz-3-2017/

• Tommy Page – singer/songwriter (May 24, 1970 – March 4, 2017) suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/tommy-page-3-2017/

• Valerie Carter – singer/songwriter (February 5, 1953 – March 4, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/valerie-carter-3-2017/

Joni Sledge – Sister Sledge (September 13, 1956 – March 10, 2017) – natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/joni-sledge-32017/

• Joey Alves – Y&T (August 3, 1953 – March 12, 2017) Ulcerative Colitis – https://rockandrollparadise.com/joey-alves-3-2017/

• Robert P-Nut Johnson (Parliament Funkadelics) (October 16, 1947 – March 12, 2017) Chronic illness • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-p-nut-johnson-3-2017/

• James Henry Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017) pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/james-cotton-3-2017/

Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) Rock & Roll Pioneer/Legend – Natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chuck-berry-32017/

John Thomas “Sib” Hashian – Boston (August 7, 1949 – March 22, 2017) Cardiac Arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sib-hashian-3-2017/

APRIL

 Lonnie Brooks born Lee Baker Jr. (December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) natural • https://rockandrollparadise.com/lonnie-brooks-4-2017/

• Brenda Jones – The Jones Girls ( December 7, 1954 – April 3, 2017) struck by multiple cars  • https://rockandrollparadise.com/brenda-jones-4-2017/

• Paul O’Neill -Savatage/TSO (February 23, 1956 – April 5, 2017) Prescription drug side effects • https://rockandrollparadise.com/paul-oneill-4-2017/

David Peel (born David Michael Rosario) (August 3, 1942 – April 6, 2017) Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-peel-4-2017/

• Keni Richards – Autograph (1964 – April 8, 2017) homicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/keni-richards-4-2017/

• Alan Henderson – Them (November 26, 1944 – April 9, 2017) Cardiac Arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/alan-henderson-4-2017/

• Banner Thomas – Molly Hatchet (1954 – April 10, 2017) pneumonia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/banner-thomas-4-2017/

John Warren “J” Geils – J. Geils Band (February 20, 1946 – April 11, 2017) – Natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-j-geils-42017/

• Toby Smith – Jamiroquai (October 29, 1970 – April 11, 2017) Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/toby-smith-4-2017/

• Barry ‘Frosty’ Smith  – Soulhat/Sweathog (March 20, 1946 – April 12, 2017) heart attack •  https://rockandrollparadise.com/barry-frosty-smith-4-2017/

• Bruce Langhorne – New York Folk musician Bob Dylan (May 14, 1938 – April 14, 2017) kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/bruce-langhorne-4-2017/

• Allan Holdsworth – guitar wizzard  (August 6, 1946- April 15, 2017) – cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/allan-holdsworth-42017/

• Matt Holt – Nothingface (May 28, 1977 – April 15, 2017) degenerative disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/matt-holt-4-2017/

• Cuba Gooding Sr. – The Main Ingredient ( April 27, 1944 – April 20, 2017) Heart Attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/cuba-gooding-sr-4-2017/

• Kerry Turman – The Temptations (1958 – April 23, 2017) Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kerry-turman-4-2018/

• Calep Emphrey Jr – drummer for BB King (May 1, 1949 – April 25, 2017) Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/calep-emphrey-4-2017/

MAY

• Col. Bruce Hampton – The Hampton Grease Band (April 30, 1947 – May 1, 2017) Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/col-bruce-hampton-5-2017/

Casey Jones – Albert Collins-Johnny Winters (July 26, 1939 – May 3, 2017) Cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/casey-jones-5-2017/

• Clive Brooks – drums for Egg (28 December 1949 – May 5, 2017) unknown • https://rockandrollparadise.com/clive-brooks-5-2017/

• Robert Miles – master of Trance born Roberto Concina (3 November 1969 – 9 May 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/robert-miles-5-2017/

• Corki O’Dell – female guitar trailblazer for Duane Eddy (May 13, 1936 – May 11, 2017) natural causes • https://rockandrollparadise.com/corki-casey-odell-5-2017/

• Jimmy Copley – British session drummer (December 29, 1953 – May 13, 2017) Leukemia • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-copley-5-2017/

• Chris Cornell – Soundgarden/Audioslave (July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017) – suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chris-cornell-52017/

• Kenny Cordray – blues guitarist (July 21, 1954 – May 21,2017) murder/suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kenny-cordray-5-2017/

• Curtis Womack – The Valentinos (October 22, 1942 – May 21, 2017) respiratory heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/curtis-womack-5-2017/

• Jimmy LaFave – Red Dirt Music (July 12, 1955 – May 21, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-lafave-5-2017/

• Gregg Allman – Allman Brothers Band (December 8th, 1947 – May 27, 2017) liver cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/gregg-allman-52017/

JUNE

• Aamir Zaki – fine 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 – Soul singer (1948 – June 17, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sonny-knight-6-2017/

• Noel Neal – bass for James Cotton (June 19, 2017) heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/noel-neal-6-2017/

• Jimmy Nalls – Sea Level (May 31, 1951 – June 22, 2017) Parkinson’s • https://rockandrollparadise.com/jimmy-nalls-6-2017/

• Dave Rosser – Afghan Whigs (August 3, 1966 – June 27, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dave-rosser-6-2017/

• Nic Ritter – drums for Warbringer (April 13, 1981 – June 30, 2017) drowned in pool • https://rockandrollparadise.com/nic-ritter-6-2017/

JULY

• John Blackwell Jr. – Drummer for Prince ( September 9, 1973 – July 4, 2017) brain tumor • https://rockandrollparadise.com/john-blackwell-7-2017/

• Melvyn ‘Deacon’ Jones – blues performer (March 23, 1947 – July 6, 2017) cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/melvyn-deacon-jones-7-2017/

• Erik Cartwright – Foghat (July 10, 1950 – July 9, 2017) heart failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/erik-cartwright-7-2017/

• Ray Phiri – guitarist for Paul Simon (March 23, 1947 – July 12, 2017) Lung cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/ray-phiri-7-2017/

• Simon Holmes – Singer/guitarist for the Hummingbirds (March 28, 1963 – July 13, 2017) suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/simon-holmes-7-2017/

• David Z(ablidowski) – Adrenaline Mob/TSO (1979 – July 14, 2017) car accident • https://rockandrollparadise.com/david-zablidowski-7-2017/

• Chester Bennington – Linkin Park (March 26, 1976 – July 20, 2017) suicide • https://rockandrollparadise.com/chester-bennington-7-2017/

Kenny Shields – Streetheart (1947 – July 21, 2017) cardiac surgery • https://rockandrollparadise.com/kenny-shields-7-2017/

• Michael Johnson – Singer/songwriter/guitarist (August 8, 1944 – July 25, 2017) cardiac arrest • https://rockandrollparadise.com/michael-johnson-7-2017/

AUGUST

• Goldy McJohn – Steppenwolf (May 2, 1945 – August 1, 2017) Heart Attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/goldy-mcjohn-8-2017/

• Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) Alzheimers • https://rockandrollparadise.com/glen-campbell-82017/

• Winston Samuels – The Four Aces (1944 – August 24, 2017) Kidney Disease • https://rockandrollparadise.com/winston-samuels-8-2017/

• Melissa Bell – Soul II Soul (March 5, 1964 – August 28, 2017) Kidney failure • https://rockandrollparadise.com/melissa-bell-8-2017/

• “Sonny” Burgess – rockabilly guitarist (May 28, 1929 – August 28, 2017) Complications from a fall • https://rockandrollparadise.com/sonny-burgess-8-2017/

SEPTEMBER

• Hedley Jones – Jamaican Reggae pioneer (November 12, 1917 – September 1, 2017) age related • https://rockandrollparadise.com/hedley-jones-9-2017/

• Mick Softley – British folk singer/songwriter/guitarist (1939 – September 1, 2017) • https://rockandrollparadise.com/mick-softley-9-2017/

• Walter Becker – Steely Dan (February 20, 1950 – Sept. 2, 2017) Esophageal cancer • https://rockandrollparadise.com/walter-becker-92017/

Dave Hlubek – Molly Hatchet (August 28, 1951 – September 3, 2017) Heart attack • https://rockandrollparadise.com/dave-hlubek-9-2017/

• Earl Lindo – The Wailers/Burning Spear (January 7, 1953 – September 4, 2017) colitis • https://rockandrollparadise.com/earl-lindo-9-2017/

• Holger Czukay – 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 Petty – Tom 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 that died in 2017: In important ways rock died in 2017 as many backbone musicians moved to Paradise. Magnificent drummers and bass players that formed the engine rooms for so many famous rock songs, died in 2017.