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2020 Rockers We Lost (deaths in the world of Rock and Roll)
« on: January 10, 2020, 08:37:07 PM »
The first of the year occurred on Jan 1, 2020. That distinction goes to Marty Grebb keyboardist of the sixties group the Buckinghams who had a big hit with "Kind of a Drag", which was one of the first 45 rpm records I had as a kid and was an early favorite song of mine. I had several and was drawn to music at early age but that was one of them. Marty was a member of The Buckinghams for six top ten singles and three top 20 albums, following his stay in The Buckinghams he went on to tour with a number of artists including Leon Russell, Elton John, Muddy Waters and most notably Bonnie Raitt as a member of her band for twenty five years. He also toured with Chicago in 1980 and 1981. Later on he was a member of The Weight, a band comprised of former members  and collaborators of The Band. he recorded two solo albums and was a session musician appearing on numerous albums including collaborations with Elton John, Leon Russell and Eric Clapton.

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/marty-grebb-dies/
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/death-of-marty-grebb-collaborator-of-elton-john-bonnie-raitt-eric-clapton/
 

   
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 08:41:24 PM »
The next one is one that will, no doubt be one of the biggest losses in the rock and roll world for 2020 with the passing of critically acclaimed drummer, lyricist and author Neil Peart, drummer and percussionist for one of the most widely acclaimed and respected rock bands to ever exist. RUSH

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/neil-peart-rush-drummer-who-set-a-new-standard-for-rock-virtuosity-dead-at-67/ar-BBYQ46G?ocid=oie8dlpg

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/neil-peart-drummer-and-lyricist-of-rush-dies-aged-67/

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rush-drummer-neil-peart-dead-at-67/
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 07:00:15 PM »
The next one is one that will, no doubt be one of the biggest losses in the rock and roll world for 2020 with the passing of critically acclaimed drummer, lyricist and author Neil Peart, drummer and percussionist for one of the most widely acclaimed and respected rock bands to ever exist. RUSH

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/neil-peart-rush-drummer-who-set-a-new-standard-for-rock-virtuosity-dead-at-67/ar-BBYQ46G?ocid=oie8dlpg

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/neil-peart-drummer-and-lyricist-of-rush-dies-aged-67/

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rush-drummer-neil-peart-dead-at-67/


Damn, this is painful! I'm still stunned! 😥

I can never say enough about the music of Rush. Their influence and significance in popular music history can NEVER be overstated.

In short order, we will NEVER see a band of this caliber ever again in our lifetime. Count on it!

My heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to the entire Rush organization. Thank you for four decades of fantastic music, and some of the best times I've ever had at a live show. Worth EVERY dollar!

R.I.P. Mr. Peart. 😥

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Re: 2020 Rockers We Lost (deaths in the world of Rock and Roll)
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 12:26:57 PM »
Corrosion of Conformity Drummer Reed Mullin Dies at 53

Reed Mullin, drummer and cofounder of long-running North Carolina hard rock outfit Corrosion of Conformity, has died, according to social media posts from the band, fellow musicians and many of the friends he had made in the music world over the years. He was 53.

The cause of death was not announced, but Mullin had struggled with alcohol abuse, among other health problems, in recent years, which caused him to miss multiple shows and essentially take a leave of absence from the band over the past four years.

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 02:25:25 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 01:24:31 AM »
Corrosion of Conformity Drummer Reed Mullin Dies at 53

Reed Mullin, drummer and cofounder of long-running North Carolina hard rock outfit Corrosion of Conformity, has died, according to social media posts from the band, fellow musicians and many of the friends he had made in the music world over the years. He was 53.

The cause of death was not announced, but Mullin had struggled with alcohol abuse, among other health problems, in recent years, which caused him to miss multiple shows and essentially take a leave of absence from the band over the past four years.

 That sucks, I like those guys really good band. I saw him with them back on I guess it was the Deliverance tour opening for Megadeth as a matter of fact. The old convention center in Philly I think. Did you go to that show with me IGDV?  1995 that show was I just looked it up. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 12:10:43 PM »
Bob Shane, the last original member of the the Grammy-winning Kingston Trio, died Sunday at the age of 85.

The Phoenix resident, who retired in 2004 but performed occasionally until 2016, died of complications arising from pneumonia just days before his 86th birthday on Feb. 1, his wife, Bobbie Childress, tells USA TODAY.

Shane, Dave Guard and Nick Reynolds, who formed the musical group in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1950s, led a revival of the folk-music format with a series of chart-topping albums. At one point, the group had four albums simultaneously in the Top 10.

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2020, 09:14:12 PM »
Jason Rainey, founding member and guitarist of Sacred Reich died yesterday on March 16, 2020 of an apparent heart attack age 53.

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/sacred-reich-guitarist-jason-rainey-has-passed-away-1/
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2020, 08:31:02 AM »
Kenny Rogers died 3/20/2020 of natural causes age 81.

He died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, representative Keith Hagan told The Associated Press. He was under hospice care and died of natural causes, Hagan said.

The Houston-born performer with the husky voice and silver beard sold tens of millions of records, won three Grammys and was the star of TV movies based on “The Gambler” and other songs, making him a superstar in the ‘70s and ’80s. Rogers thrived for some 60 years before retired from touring in 2017 at age 79. Despite his crossover success, he always preferred to be thought of as a country singer.

“You either do what everyone else is doing and you do it better, or you do what no one else is doing and you don’t invite comparison,” Rogers told The Associated Press in 2015. “And I chose that way because I could never be better than Johnny Cash or Willie or Waylon at what they did. So I found something that I could do that didn’t invite comparison to them. And I think people thought it was my desire to change country music. But that was never my issue.”

A true rags-to-riches story, Rogers was raised in public housing in Houston Heights with seven siblings. As a 20-year-old, he had a gold single called “That Crazy Feeling,” under the name Kenneth Rogers, but when that early success stalled, he joined a jazz group, the Bobby Doyle Trio, as a standup bass player.

But his breakthrough came when he was asked to join the New Christy Minstrels, a folk group, in 1966. The band reformed as First Edition and scored a pop hit with the psychedelic song, “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” Rogers and First Edition mixed country-rock and folk on songs like “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” a story of a Vietnam veteran begging his girlfriend to stay.

After the group broke up in 1974, Rogers started his solo career and found a big hit with the sad country ballad “Lucille,” in 1977, which crossed over to the pop charts and earned Rogers his first Grammy. Suddenly the star, Rogers added hit after hit for more than a decade.
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Re: 2020 Rockers We Lost (deaths in the world of Rock and Roll)
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 11:51:31 PM »
Head East founding member and guitarist Mike Somerville passed away recently. He was a member of the classic lineup at the height of their commercial success.

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/head-easts-mike-somerville-dies-after-illness/
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 11:55:52 PM »
Drummer Bill Rieflin died after a battle with cancer at age 59. Rieflin performed with several bands over his thirty plus year career including REM, King Crimson, Ministry, Pigface, among others.


https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/9342584/bill-rieflin-dead-drummer-ministry-dies
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2020, 06:57:01 PM »
Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne and Tinted Windows, from Coronavirus complicati9ns.

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/adam-schlesinger-coronavirus-dead-dies-1203552130/

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2020, 09:49:58 PM »
Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne and Tinted Windows, from Coronavirus complicati9ns.

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/adam-schlesinger-coronavirus-dead-dies-1203552130/

I guess he was he the first casualty in the world of rock music?. I don't believe I've seen any others. I did see there was, I think a country performer and a jazz performer. I'm sure there will be more unfortunately. Adam was only what 52, that was not good to see. Not a good sign, the whole classic rock genre is now well into their 60's with a lot in their 70's.

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 10:30:29 AM »
Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81.

He died 3/30/2020