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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2018, 01:57:08 AM »
Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor, long time member of the band that joined them in 1976 and played on the Night Shift album, he was on the Foghat live album (1977) one of my favorite live albums of all time. He played on hit album Stone Blue (1978)and remained with the band for two more albums before leaving in 1982. He rejoined the band in a few of their mid eighties reformations up until the original lineup's brief reformation in 1993. He rejoined the band in 2005 and remained a member up till his death although he quit touring in 2015 due to his lung cancer diagnosis and treatments.

I got to see Foghat a few times over the years, always a great show I saw the original lineup once and the later day band with only Roger Earl and MacGregor a few times. Great band. Craig becomes the fourth member of Foghat to pass, singer Lonesome Dave Peveret died in 2000, guitarist Rod Price in 2005, Erik Cartwright last year.

  http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/foghat-bassist-craig-macgregor-dies-at-68/
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 01:24:55 PM »
The 60-70 years age range is not being kind to the rock and roll establishment. A lot of these guys are struggling to get past that 70 year plateau. Just something I've noticed with a lot of these. Seventy really isn't considered a real high number these days to live to. Not all of these guys were heavy drug users and abused themselves, some did, some didn't. 

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2018, 04:39:14 PM »
Van Mclain founding member singer and guitarist of Shooting Star. Ronnie Platt the current singer of Kansas spent some time in this band in it's later years prior to joining Kansas. Van had been suffering from West Nile Virus of all things and was ultimately his cause of death it sounds like.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/shooting-star-van-mclain-dies/

They did manage a few notable hits, this one being probably the most popular.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5BqpvcWuyo

Always thought they sounded like a cross between Kansas and Triumph.

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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2018, 06:34:21 PM »
Shooting Star "Last Chance" from 2002 concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlyG-BgUduE

Man this band was just snakebit in the late 70's early 80's.  But i remember this tune and especially their second album in 81 Hang On For Your Life.  Finally got to see them when they opened for Boston and BOC in August 2015 in Wichita.  Glad I made the drive for them that night. 

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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
Not a "rocker" per se, however, I just read that Tower Records founder Russ Solomon passed away yesterday from a heart attack at age 92. He was "sipping" some whisky while watching the Academy Awards at his Sacramento home and died peacefully, according to his eldest son.

This is bittersweet for me in many ways. 1983 was a very pivotal year because I started buying music regularly at Tower. Not to mention I also started going to concerts for the first time. It was a great time to get into music!

My very first time at Tower was Christmas night 1982 when I bought KISS' Creatures Of The Night on cassette, courtesy of Christmas money from my grandparents!  :)

Those who were there know that Tower was open 9:00 a.m. to midnight 365 days a year-- unthinkable for most retailers at the time. It became a holiday tradition for me to go to Tower EVERY Christmas from then on until it closed for good in Dec. 2006. Great times!

Sincere condolences to Russ' family and friends, and Tower Records consumers! R.I.P. Mr. Solomon.   :(...:'(

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2018, 10:59:21 PM »
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2018, 01:51:35 AM »
Peter "Mars" Cowling, former bassist for the Pat Travers band during the height of their career died March, 20th. He joined with Travers in 1975 and played on eight records from 1976-1982, he rejoined the band from 1989-93 and played on the hits Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights) and Snortin Whiskey. He was 72.

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2018, 06:54:47 PM »
Ralph Santolla, 48.  guitarist that played with Deicide, Sebastian Bach, Iced Earth, Obituary, and Millenium.
 https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/former-deicide-26-sebastian-bach-guitarist-ralph-santolla-dies-at-48/ar-AAylAcW

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2018, 12:39:11 AM »
Two more to add,

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan (age 68) died on June 8th.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/former-fleetwood-mac-guitarist-danny-kirwan-dead-at-68-w521317

Jon Hiseman drummer from Colosseum, Colosseum II, Tempest, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and the Graham Bond Organisation died June 12th at age 73 of Brain Cancer.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/obituaries/jon-hiseman-73-drummer-who-melded-rock-jazz-and-blues-dies.html
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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2018, 11:43:55 AM »
Damn, Vinnie is a shocker, another young one 54. That sucks.

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2018, 03:15:34 PM »
New report says he went in his sleep.  ME will do autopsy then body flown back to TX to be buried alongside his brother.   

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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2018, 02:02:43 PM »
Massive heart attack, and that was my first guess when I saw that he passed. 54 way too young.
 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/report-vinnie-paul-suffered-major-heart-attack/

 

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« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2018, 10:26:42 AM »
Massive heart attack, and that was my first guess when I saw that he passed. 54 way too young.
 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/report-vinnie-paul-suffered-major-heart-attack/

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Re: 2018 Rockers We Lost
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2018, 11:53:59 AM »
Yeah it was more the copious amounts of alcohol and recreational pharmaceuticals probably. 

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