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2018 Rockers We Lost
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:58:15 PM »
First addition to the list for this year, sadly just months before the bands induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is founding member of the Moody Blues Ray Thomas. Thomas was on every classic album the band made and was a member until retiring in 2002 due to health issues. He sang, co wrote songs and played the flute, his flute solo in Nights In White Satin was always classic.

   http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/07/moody-blues-rocker-ray-thomas-dies-before-hall-fame-induction-ceremony.html

https://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2018/01/08/Ray-Thomas-Moody-Blues-flautist-vocalist-dies-at-76/7711515427639/
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 09:41:51 PM »
Babymetal band guitarist Mikio Fujioka at age 36. They're backing band is pretty good, very respectable musicians.

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/babymetal-guitarist-mikio-fujioka-dies-at-36/

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 12:24:52 PM »
Fast Eddie is gone  :'( Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead and Fastway has passed at age 67.
 http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/motorhead-guitarist-fast-eddie-clarke-dead-at-67/ar-AAuyMXX?ocid=msnhomepage
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 09:52:21 PM »
Loved Fastway's first one and the Trick or Treat soundtrack along with Motorhead (Bomber, Ace of Spades, and No Sleep till Hammersmith). RIP Fast Eddie

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 12:56:26 PM »
Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 01:16:01 PM »
Way too young. That one is certainly a surprise.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 05:41:44 PM »
That was an odd one to see and curious to hear what the cause was. Fine Irish singer. R.I.P.

Here is the most recent news.

  http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-dead-at-46/ar-AAuJykL?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=msnhomepage
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 03:38:48 PM »
Jim Rodford bassist for the Kinks, Argent and The Zombies has died at age 76. 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/jim-rodford-kinks-and-argent-bassist-dead-at-76/ar-AAuWxX4?ocid=msnhomepage

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5388004/jim-rodford-dead-the-kinks-bassist-dies-aged-76-after-falling-down-the-stairs-at-his-home/

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42760180

He was a founding member of Argent (Hold Your Head Up), with his cousin Rod Argent and played bass in that band from it's inception in 1972 till their breakup in 1976. He then played with the Kinks from 1978 during their commercial resurgence until they disbanded in 1996. He played in former Eric Burdon and the Animals band original member Hilton Valentine's band Animals 2 along with former Animals members John Steel and Dave Rowberry from 1999-2001. He then joined a reunited Zombies in 2004 again with cousin and Zombies front man Rod Argent and was a member up until his death.
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 10:07:07 AM »
Jazz great Hugh Masekela died 1/23/2018
Cancer age 78.


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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 01:44:25 PM »
Judas Priest and Trapeze drummer Dave Holland age 69
Dave played on the classic Priest albums British Steel, Point of Entry, Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith, Turbo and Ram it Down. He was also a founding member of Trapeze with Glenn Hughes and remained through most of the bands career until leaving to join Priest in 1979, he later was involved with Trapeze reunions in 1991-1994, which included Hughes and Mel Galley back in the band. 


http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/report-former-judas-priest-drummer-dave-holland-dead-at-69/

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/judas-priest-on-dave-holland-his-time-with-us-was-amongst-the-most-productive-and-successful-in-the-bands-career/

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-judas-priest-guitarist-k-k-downing-on-dave-holland-he-was-a-solid-friend-in-life-and-solid-musician/
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2018, 09:58:27 PM »
Hugh Masekela-Grazing In The Grass   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKcGCObEb28

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 03:10:03 AM »
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2018, 06:24:16 PM »
Dennis did a credible job taking the place of The Legendary David Ruffin.

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 01:52:23 PM »