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Message started by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Dec 27th, 2016 at 8:55pm

Title: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Dec 27th, 2016 at 8:55pm
Yes… 2016 was not a good year for rock because of the many great artists passing away but it was a great year for Stones fans: tour in Latin America including playing is some countries for the first time, live dates in the USA, many releases of material from the vaults (Totally Stripped, Stones in Mono), new live album and movie (Havana Moon), a great documentary Olé Olé Olé, a great  new studio album, a video with Kristen Stewart, singles, exhibitionism etc

I don’t want to be pessimistic but realistic, wait for a worse year in 2017 in terms of musicians passing, the life expectative in Europe and the USA is 78 years, and if the distribution is normal, many people in between 74 and 82 years will pass next year. So be prepared!

Fortunately, the list for 2017 does not have any of the Stones current members and we will have them rocking live and in the studio, releasing more new stuff and cool stuff from the vaults

This is a normal distribution curve, just imagine that 78 years old is the point in the middle



Wish you the best, be successful but specially be happy and make others happy you lovely B&B!

PS. Live your life to the extreme!


Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by sirmoonie on Dec 27th, 2016 at 10:56pm
I agree, VooDoo.  2017 is going to suck, on many fronts.  It's time to batten down the hatches and hunker in for one FUCKED up year.  And I guarantee there will be no Rapture or return of J. Christ to save this stuff.  It's not in the cards. Fucking 2018 can't get here soon enough. 

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by andrews27 on Dec 27th, 2016 at 10:59pm
I call Revolution.

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by gorda on Dec 28th, 2016 at 12:18am
Mick Jagger's father, Basil, lived to be 93 years old.  Also, Mick Jagger eats healthy and exercises regularly.  He does not smoke or drink alcohol.  He is a happy person with a positive outlook on life!  In other words, he is going to live forever!  Yay!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by FotiniD on Dec 28th, 2016 at 6:46am
I'm just trying to stay optimistic and hope with all my might that 2017 will be easier, more fun and with less appearances by the Grim Reaper. Jesus, it has to be. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by lavendar on Dec 28th, 2016 at 7:11am
ALLELUIA ! We "Rocks Offers" survived 2016! ALLELUIA
Bring it on ~ 2017!
we can only get tougher. Oh YAH

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Gazza on Dec 28th, 2016 at 8:28am

gorda wrote on Dec 28th, 2016 at 12:18am:
Mick Jagger's father, Basil, lived to be 93 years old.  Also, Mick Jagger eats healthy and exercises regularly.  He does not smoke or drink alcohol.  He is a happy person with a positive outlook on life!  In other words, he is going to live forever!  Yay!


Keith and Ronnie on the other hand...!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Tom on Dec 28th, 2016 at 8:34am

Gazza wrote on Dec 28th, 2016 at 8:28am:
Keith and Ronnie on the other hand...!



:whydontcha :scary

Charlie is gonna take care of Keith and the cockroaches!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Dec 28th, 2016 at 9:11am

Gazza wrote on Dec 28th, 2016 at 8:28am:

gorda wrote on Dec 28th, 2016 at 12:18am:
Mick Jagger's father, Basil, lived to be 93 years old.  Also, Mick Jagger eats healthy and exercises regularly.  He does not smoke or drink alcohol.  He is a happy person with a positive outlook on life!  In other words, he is going to live forever!  Yay!


Keith and Ronnie on the other hand...!

Continue to defy science and logic..................Let's keep it that way. :willya :willya

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Joey on Dec 28th, 2016 at 11:16am

sirmoonie wrote on Dec 27th, 2016 at 10:56pm:
I agree, VooDoo.  2017 is going to suck, on many fronts.  It's time to batten down the hatches and hunker in for one FUCKED up year.  And I guarantee there will be no Rapture or return of J. Christ to save this stuff.  It's not in the cards. Fucking 2018 can't get here soon enough. 




<  --------------   " I LOVE YOU ALL !!!!!!  "





Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Paranoid Android on Dec 28th, 2016 at 5:38pm
It can only get better...It MUST...or else...the party comes to a halt!!!
It will be the 80s all over again...with having to put up with the 90s just to get to the naughts...thats too long to wait for a party

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by andrews27 on Dec 29th, 2016 at 9:00am
Well, this is the sad thing about the arts and culture.  You grow up watching and listening to talented people older than you, maybe even just a couple years older by the time you're a teenager, and you say, "That's what I want to do," or at least you decide that you want to make their work a part of your experience forever.  Sometimes the last part happens whether you intend it to or not.  Then, when you yourself are on the downslope, those people start "returning to nature," as they say - though not always in natural or pleasant ways.  And you feel somewhat betrayed by life.  This happened a bit to my mother when she was in her last years.  Yet 2016 seemed rather heavy-handed as far as star mortality goes, so the sense of betrayal seems a bit less irrational.  When Bowie went, people of all ages seemed to rebel against the very idea of mortality, so great seemed his vitality.

My mother, who died at 70 in 2003, loved Prince in the 1980s, and insisted on my taking her to one of the Purple Rain tour shows.  (At which we saw plenty of older people of all races, accompanied by younger family.)  She'd have been unhappy if he had passed before her, being younger.   She loved Debbie Reynolds, too, and turned me on to Singin' in the Rain.

Myself, I've tried to look at reality, and have steeled my heart a bit toward waking up one day and reading the news - oh, boy - that one of the Stones has passed, or Dylan.  But Bowie in the New Year was a sucker punch, being that the seriousness of his condition was not widely known.  Couple that with Prince by misadventure, and....  In some ways, all of us waking up to read about Bob Dylan's Nobel win was a way of seeing death cheated in this awful year.  But remember...in places like Aleppo, they don't have time for the luxury of such funereal pleasures. 

See also article in link below:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/27/the-guardian-view-on-celebrity-deaths-a-dramatic-meaning

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Edith Grove on Dec 29th, 2016 at 10:05am

andrews27 wrote on Dec 29th, 2016 at 9:00am:
Well, this is the sad thing about the arts and culture.  You grow up watching and listening to talented people older than you, maybe even just a couple years older by the time you're a teenager, and you say, "That's what I want to do," or at least you decide that you want to make their work a part of your experience forever.  Sometimes the last part happens whether you intend it to or not.  Then, when you yourself are on the downslope, those people start "returning to nature," as they say - though not always in natural or pleasant ways.  And you feel somewhat betrayed by life.  This happened a bit to my mother when she was in her last years.  Yet 2016 seemed rather heavy-handed as far as star mortality goes, so the sense of betrayal seems a bit less irrational.  When Bowie went, people of all ages seemed to rebel against the very idea of mortality, so great seemed his vitality.

My mother, who died at 70 in 2003, loved Prince in the 1980s, and insisted on my taking her to one of the Purple Rain tour shows.  (At which we saw plenty of older people of all races, accompanied by younger family.)  She'd have been unhappy if he had passed before her, being younger.   She loved Debbie Reynolds, too, and turned me on to Singin' in the Rain.

Myself, I've tried to look at reality, and have steeled my heart a bit toward waking up one day and reading the news - oh, boy - that one of the Stones has passed, or Dylan.  But Bowie in the New Year was a sucker punch, being that the seriousness of his condition was not widely known.  Couple that with Prince by misadventure, and....  In some ways, all of us waking up to read about Bob Dylan's Nobel win was a way of seeing death cheated in this awful year.  But remember...in places like Aleppo, they don't have time for the luxury of such funereal pleasures. 

See also article in link below:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/27/the-guardian-view-on-celebrity-deaths-a-dramatic-meaning


Excellence in posting.

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Edith Grove on Dec 29th, 2016 at 10:23am

gorda wrote on Dec 28th, 2016 at 12:18am:
Mick Jagger's father, Basil, lived to be 93 years old.  Also, Mick Jagger eats healthy and exercises regularly.  He does not smoke or drink alcohol.  He is a happy person with a positive outlook on life!  In other words, he is going to live forever!  Yay!



I'm pretty sure Mick enjoys a glass of wine in moderation.



Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Pako Gertte on Dec 29th, 2016 at 3:03pm
1.       Brian Jones (1942 - 1969)
2.       Ian Stewart (1938 -1985)
3.       Bill Wyman (1936 - 2018)
4.       Mick Taylor (1949 - 2020)
5.       Charlie Watts (1941 - 2026)
6.       Ronnie Wood (1947 - 2028)
7.       Mick Jagger (1943 - 2034)
8.       Keith Richards (1943 - 2062)

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Steel Wheels on Dec 30th, 2016 at 5:41am
I find this thread to be in poor taste and vote to have it removed!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Dec 30th, 2016 at 8:43am

Steel Wheels wrote on Dec 30th, 2016 at 5:41am:
I find this thread to be in poor taste and vote to have it removed!


The whole thread or just Pako Gerrte's forecast?

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Paranoid Android on Dec 30th, 2016 at 9:29am

Steel Wheels wrote on Dec 30th, 2016 at 5:41am:
I find this thread to be in poor taste and vote to have it removed!



Did someone say "VOTE"?

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Dec 30th, 2016 at 1:50pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Dec 30th, 2016 at 8:43am:

Steel Wheels wrote on Dec 30th, 2016 at 5:41am:
I find this thread to be in poor taste and vote to have it removed!


The whole thread or just Pako Gerrte's forecast?

Since when have we ever had taste.............or wealth? :pullanolte :interestingstuffronnie

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by moy on Dec 30th, 2016 at 2:58pm
"Full" list for 2016, add Allan Williams manager of the early Beatles

JANUARY

4 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – age 81

6 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – age 86

7 – Troy Shondell, Singer – age 76

7 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – age 94

9 – Angus Scrimm, Acto – age 89

10 – David Bowie, Musician – age 69

11 – David Margulies, Actor – age 78

13 – Brian Bedford, Actor – age 80

14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – age 69

14 – René Angélil, Singer / Manager –  age 73

15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – age 74

15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – age 72

18 – Glen Frey, Singer / Songwriter – age 67

26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – age 94

28 – Paul Kantner, Singer / Songwriter – age 74

28 – Mike Minor, Actor – age 75

FEBRUARY

2 – Bob Elliot, Comedian – age 92

3 – Maurice White, Musician / songwriter – age 74

3 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – age 63

4 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – age 76

13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice  – age 79

15 – George Gaynes, Actor – age 98

15 – Vanity, Actress/Singer – age 57

18- Tom Mullica, Magician – age 68

19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – age 89

22 – Yolande Fox, Singer – age 87

22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – age 87

24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – age 69

25 – Tony Burton, Actor – age 78

28 – George Kennedy, Actor – age 91

29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – age 84

MARCH

4 – Joey Martin Feek, Country music singer/songwriter– age 40

6 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(1981-1989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94

8 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums – age 90

9 – Robert Horton, Actor– age 91

10 – Keith Emerson, Musician / keyboardist – age 71

13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress – age 85

16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer– age 72

17 – Larry Drake, Actor – age 66

17 – Paul Daniels, Magician – age 78

18 – Joe Santos, Actor – age 84

21 – Peter Brown, Actor – age 80

22 – Rob Ford, Politician, mayor of Toronto – age 46

22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – age 81

22 – Phife Dawg, Singer – age 45

23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – age 90

23 – Ken Howard, Actor – age 71

24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – age 92

24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – age 66

27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – age 92

28 – James Noble, Actor – age 94

31 – Ronnie Corbett, Comedian/Actor, age 85

APRIL

6 – Merle Haggard, singer/songwriter – age 79

12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – age 90

17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – age 90

20 – Victoria Wood, English Comedian/Actress – age 62

20 – Chyna, WWE wrestler – age 46

21 – Prince, Musician – age 57

21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – age 74

23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – age 94

24 – Billy Paul, Singer – age 81

MAY

8 – William Schallert, Actor – age 93

12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – age 86

19 – Morley Safer, Journalist for CBS News for 52 years – age 84

19 – Alan Young, Actor  – age 96

24 – Burt Kwouk, Actor – age 85

27 – Mike Barnett, Singer – age 89

29 – Patty Duke, Actress/Singer – age 69

JUNE

3 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – age 74

10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey player for Detroit Red Wings – age 88

10 – Christina Grimmie, Singer – age 22

13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor / Circus Performer – age 76

14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – age 87

14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress – age 83

16 – Jo Cox, British Labour Party Member of Parliament – age 41

17 – Ron Lester, Actor – age 45

19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – age 27

27 – Mack Rice, Songwriter – age 82

28 – Scotty Moore, Guitarist – age 84

28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football Coach – age 85

28 – Pat Summitt, NCAA Basketball Coach– age 64

JULY

2 – Michael Cimino, Writer/Director – age 77

2 – Elie Wiesel, Jewish Writer/political activist – age 87

2 – Teddy Rooney, Actor/Musician – age 66

2 – Caroline Aherne, Comedienne/Actress – age 52

3 – Noel Neill, Actress  – age 95

6 – Danny Smythe, Musician – age 67

16 – Bonnie Brown, Musician  – age 77

19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor – age 81

27 – Jerry Doyle, Actor– age 60

30 – Gloria DeHaven, Actress/Singer – age 91

AUGUST

2 – David Huddleston, Actor – age 85

3 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer – age 62

6 – Pete Fountain, Jazz Musician – age 86

10 – John Saunders, Sports journalist – age 61

11 – Glenn Yarbrough, Singer – age 86

11 – Alexis Arquette, Actress – age 47

13 – Michel Richard, Chef/Restaurateur – age 68

13 – Kenny Baker, Actor – age 81

14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – age 93

16 – John McLaughlin, Television host – age 89

17 – James Woolley, Musician – age 49

19 –Jack Riley, Actor – age 80

23 – Steven Hill, Actor – age 94

25 – Jeanne Martin, Model – age 89

25 – Marvin Kaplan, Actor – age 89

29 – Gene Wilder, Actor – age 83

SEPTEMBER

1 – Jon Polito, Actor – age 65

6 – Hugh O’Brian, Actor – age 91

9 – James Stacy, Actor– age 79

17 – Charmian Carr, Actress – age 73

24 – Bill Nunn, Actor –  age 63

25 – Jean Shepard, Singer/Songwriter – age 82

25 – José Fernández, Baseball player for Miami Marlins – age 24

25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – age 87

28 – Shimon Peres, Statesman – age 93

OCTOBER

12 – Thomas Ford, Actor – 52

21 – Kevin Meaney, Comedian –  age 60

23 – Pete Burns, Singer/Songwriter – age 57

24 – Bobby Vee, Singer – age 73

30 – Tammy Grimes, Stage Actress – age 82

NOVEMBER

3 – Kay Starr, Singer – age 94

7 – Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States 1993-2001 – age 78

7 – Leonard Cohen, Poet / Songwriter – age 82

11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – age 83

13 – Leon Russell, Musician / Songwriter – age 74

14 – Gwen Ifill, Journalist  for “Washington Week” and “PBS NewsHour” on PBS – age 61

15 – Holly Dunn, Singer / Songwriter – age 59

18 – Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer – age 60

24 – Florence Henderson, Actress / Singer – Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) – age 82

25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba from 1959-2008 – age 90

25 – Ron Glass, Actor – age 71

26 – Fritz Weaver, Actor – age 90

28 – Van Williams, Actor – age 82

28 – Jim Delligatti, McDonald’s franchisee/created The Big Mac – age 98

30 – Keo Woolford, Actor – age 49

30 – Grant Tinker, Television executive/Chairman and CEO of NBC (1981-’86) – age 90

DECEMBER

3 – Don Calfa, Actor – age 76

3 – Billy Chapin, Actor – age 72

5 – Rashaan Salaam, Former Bears RB and Heisman winner – age 42

7 – Greg Lake, Musician  – age 69

8 – Joseph Mascolo, Actor– age 87

8 – John Glenn, WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot. Marine Colonel. NASA Astronaut. Senator from Ohio (1974-99) – age 95

12 – Jim Lowe, Singer – age 93

13 – Alan Thicke, Actor – age 69

14 – Bernard Fox, Actor – age 89

15 – Craig Sager, Sports Reporter – age 65

18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian Actress and Socialite – age 99

18 – Gordie Tapp, Entertainer –  age 94

20 – Michèle Morgan, French Actress –  age 96

24 – Rick Parfitt, Musician/Songwriter –  age 68

24 – Liz Smith, Actress – age 95

24 – Richard Adams, Author – age 96

25 – George Michael, Singer/Songwriter – age 53

26 – Rickey Lopez, Actor – age 54

26 – George S. Irving,  Actor – age 94

26 – Ricky Harris, Actor – age 54

27 – Carrie Fisher, Actress – age 60

28 – Debbie Reynolds, Actress – age 84

30 - Allan Williams, first manager for the Beatles, the one who took them to Hamburg

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Some Guy on Dec 30th, 2016 at 3:11pm

sirmoonie wrote on Dec 27th, 2016 at 10:56pm:
I agree, VooDoo.  2017 is going to suck, on many fronts.  It's time to batten down the hatches and hunker in for one FUCKED up year.  And I guarantee there will be no Rapture or return of J. Christ to save this stuff.  It's not in the cards. Fucking 2018 can't get here soon enough. 


moondrop, believe that shit if you must. I refuse to accept that. 2017 best ever!!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Dec 30th, 2016 at 7:01pm

moy wrote on Dec 30th, 2016 at 2:58pm:
"Full" list for 2016, add Allan Williams manager of the early Beatles

JANUARY

4 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – age 81

6 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – age 86

7 – Troy Shondell, Singer – age 76

7 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – age 94

9 – Angus Scrimm, Acto – age 89

10 – David Bowie, Musician – age 69

11 – David Margulies, Actor – age 78

13 – Brian Bedford, Actor – age 80

14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – age 69

14 – René Angélil, Singer / Manager –  age 73

15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – age 74

15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – age 72

18 – Glen Frey, Singer / Songwriter – age 67

26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – age 94

28 – Paul Kantner, Singer / Songwriter – age 74

28 – Mike Minor, Actor – age 75

FEBRUARY

2 – Bob Elliot, Comedian – age 92

3 – Maurice White, Musician / songwriter – age 74

3 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – age 63

4 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – age 76

13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice  – age 79

15 – George Gaynes, Actor – age 98

15 – Vanity, Actress/Singer – age 57

18- Tom Mullica, Magician – age 68

19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – age 89

22 – Yolande Fox, Singer – age 87

22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – age 87

24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – age 69

25 – Tony Burton, Actor – age 78

28 – George Kennedy, Actor – age 91

29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – age 84

MARCH

4 – Joey Martin Feek, Country music singer/songwriter– age 40

6 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(1981-1989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94

8 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums – age 90

9 – Robert Horton, Actor– age 91

10 – Keith Emerson, Musician / keyboardist – age 71

13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress – age 85

16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer– age 72

17 – Larry Drake, Actor – age 66

17 – Paul Daniels, Magician – age 78

18 – Joe Santos, Actor – age 84

21 – Peter Brown, Actor – age 80

22 – Rob Ford, Politician, mayor of Toronto – age 46

22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – age 81

22 – Phife Dawg, Singer – age 45

23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – age 90

23 – Ken Howard, Actor – age 71

24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – age 92

24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – age 66

27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – age 92

28 – James Noble, Actor – age 94

31 – Ronnie Corbett, Comedian/Actor, age 85

APRIL

6 – Merle Haggard, singer/songwriter – age 79

12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – age 90

17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – age 90

20 – Victoria Wood, English Comedian/Actress – age 62

20 – Chyna, WWE wrestler – age 46

21 – Prince, Musician – age 57

21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – age 74

23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – age 94

24 – Billy Paul, Singer – age 81

MAY

8 – William Schallert, Actor – age 93

12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – age 86

19 – Morley Safer, Journalist for CBS News for 52 years – age 84

19 – Alan Young, Actor  – age 96

24 – Burt Kwouk, Actor – age 85

27 – Mike Barnett, Singer – age 89

29 – Patty Duke, Actress/Singer – age 69

JUNE

3 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – age 74

10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey player for Detroit Red Wings – age 88

10 – Christina Grimmie, Singer – age 22

13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor / Circus Performer – age 76

14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – age 87

14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress – age 83

16 – Jo Cox, British Labour Party Member of Parliament – age 41

17 – Ron Lester, Actor – age 45

19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – age 27

27 – Mack Rice, Songwriter – age 82

28 – Scotty Moore, Guitarist – age 84

28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football Coach – age 85

28 – Pat Summitt, NCAA Basketball Coach– age 64

JULY

2 – Michael Cimino, Writer/Director – age 77

2 – Elie Wiesel, Jewish Writer/political activist – age 87

2 – Teddy Rooney, Actor/Musician – age 66

2 – Caroline Aherne, Comedienne/Actress – age 52

3 – Noel Neill, Actress  – age 95

6 – Danny Smythe, Musician – age 67

16 – Bonnie Brown, Musician  – age 77

19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor – age 81

27 – Jerry Doyle, Actor– age 60

30 – Gloria DeHaven, Actress/Singer – age 91

AUGUST

2 – David Huddleston, Actor – age 85

3 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer – age 62

6 – Pete Fountain, Jazz Musician – age 86

10 – John Saunders, Sports journalist – age 61

11 – Glenn Yarbrough, Singer – age 86

11 – Alexis Arquette, Actress – age 47

13 – Michel Richard, Chef/Restaurateur – age 68

13 – Kenny Baker, Actor – age 81

14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – age 93

16 – John McLaughlin, Television host – age 89

17 – James Woolley, Musician – age 49

19 –Jack Riley, Actor – age 80

23 – Steven Hill, Actor – age 94

25 – Jeanne Martin, Model – age 89

25 – Marvin Kaplan, Actor – age 89

29 – Gene Wilder, Actor – age 83

SEPTEMBER

1 – Jon Polito, Actor – age 65

6 – Hugh O’Brian, Actor – age 91

9 – James Stacy, Actor– age 79

17 – Charmian Carr, Actress – age 73

24 – Bill Nunn, Actor –  age 63

25 – Jean Shepard, Singer/Songwriter – age 82

25 – José Fernández, Baseball player for Miami Marlins – age 24

25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – age 87

28 – Shimon Peres, Statesman – age 93

OCTOBER

12 – Thomas Ford, Actor – 52

21 – Kevin Meaney, Comedian –  age 60

23 – Pete Burns, Singer/Songwriter – age 57

24 – Bobby Vee, Singer – age 73

30 – Tammy Grimes, Stage Actress – age 82

NOVEMBER

3 – Kay Starr, Singer – age 94

7 – Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States 1993-2001 – age 78

7 – Leonard Cohen, Poet / Songwriter – age 82

11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – age 83

13 – Leon Russell, Musician / Songwriter – age 74

14 – Gwen Ifill, Journalist  for “Washington Week” and “PBS NewsHour” on PBS – age 61

15 – Holly Dunn, Singer / Songwriter – age 59

18 – Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer – age 60

24 – Florence Henderson, Actress / Singer – Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) – age 82

25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba from 1959-2008 – age 90

25 – Ron Glass, Actor – age 71

26 – Fritz Weaver, Actor – age 90

28 – Van Williams, Actor – age 82

28 – Jim Delligatti, McDonald’s franchisee/created The Big Mac – age 98

30 – Keo Woolford, Actor – age 49

30 – Grant Tinker, Television executive/Chairman and CEO of NBC (1981-’86) – age 90

DECEMBER

3 – Don Calfa, Actor – age 76

3 – Billy Chapin, Actor – age 72

5 – Rashaan Salaam, Former Bears RB and Heisman winner – age 42

7 – Greg Lake, Musician  – age 69

8 – Joseph Mascolo, Actor– age 87

8 – John Glenn, WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot. Marine Colonel. NASA Astronaut. Senator from Ohio (1974-99) – age 95

12 – Jim Lowe, Singer – age 93

13 – Alan Thicke, Actor – age 69

14 – Bernard Fox, Actor – age 89

15 – Craig Sager, Sports Reporter – age 65

18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian Actress and Socialite – age 99

18 – Gordie Tapp, Entertainer –  age 94

20 – Michèle Morgan, French Actress –  age 96

24 – Rick Parfitt, Musician/Songwriter –  age 68

24 – Liz Smith, Actress – age 95

24 – Richard Adams, Author – age 96

25 – George Michael, Singer/Songwriter – age 53

26 – Rickey Lopez, Actor – age 54

26 – George S. Irving,  Actor – age 94

26 – Ricky Harris, Actor – age 54

27 – Carrie Fisher, Actress – age 60

28 – Debbie Reynolds, Actress – age 84

30 - Allan Williams, first manager for the Beatles, the one who took them to Hamburg

Wow.  :Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey :spooky

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Freya Gin on Dec 31st, 2016 at 3:22am
Yes! Time to kick 2016 out on its ass!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by lavendar on Dec 31st, 2016 at 1:54pm

Steel Wheels wrote on Dec 30th, 2016 at 5:41am:
I find this thread to be in poor taste and vote to have it removed!

I AGREE

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by lavendar on Dec 31st, 2016 at 2:02pm
[quote]Wish you the best, be successful but specially be happy and make others happy you lovely B&B!

PS. Live your life to extreme![/ quote] voodoo

ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP ME GUESSING
WTF is B&B?
bed & breakfast! Hmmm

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Dec 31st, 2016 at 2:15pm

lavendar wrote on Dec 31st, 2016 at 2:02pm:
ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP ME GUESSING WTF is B&B? bed & breakfast! Hmmm


Just following the Rolling Stones examples of BB (Between the Buttons, Beggars Banquet, Black & Blue, Bridges to Babylon, A Bigger Bang, etc.) this is  for BITCHES AND BASTARDS, I can't call our lovely female regulars bastards, you know…

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Edith Grove on Dec 31st, 2016 at 4:08pm
2016 Got You Down? Trash All Your Woes on Good Riddance Day


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2016-got-you-down-trash-all-your-woes-good-riddance-day-180961583/#okrUmxkDq8xFLKSy.99

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by mojoman on Dec 31st, 2016 at 8:09pm
lost an uncle by cancer now just one left and his son within a few weeks. my cuz in his late 5os' crushing. even mom did a stint in the hospital. a drink to toast your health and wishing a happy new year to all

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Edith Grove on Jan 1st, 2017 at 9:19am
Why 2016 Is Only the Most Recent Worst Year Ever


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-2016-only-most-recent-worst-year-ever-180961609/#ixsA6e6J0VqHSKTr.99

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Paranoid Android on Jan 1st, 2017 at 11:24am

Edith Grove wrote on Jan 1st, 2017 at 9:19am:
Why 2016 Is Only the Most Recent Worst Year Ever


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-2016-only-most-recent-worst-year-ever-180961609/#ixsA6e6J0VqHSKTr.99



Oh Happy Day!!
Please...pass the arsenic...what troubled time we live in indeed!!!
Where are the flying cars...erradicated diseases...the silver jumpsuits...the floating cities? WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE?

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Edith Grove on Jan 1st, 2017 at 11:35am

Paranoid Android wrote on Jan 1st, 2017 at 11:24am:
Where are the flying cars...erradicated diseases...the silver jumpsuits...the floating cities?



I'd be OK with just one of these to clean up after me!:



Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 1st, 2017 at 7:16pm

lavendar wrote on Dec 31st, 2016 at 1:54pm:

Steel Wheels wrote on Dec 30th, 2016 at 5:41am:
I find this thread to be in poor taste and vote to have it removed!

I AGREE


I repeat myself... The whole thread or just Pako Gerrte's forecast?

Death is real and each second it is a second closer, so my guess is that 2017 will have more farewells of rock stars and growing each year until 2023 and then less and less but the highest will be around 2023

Sorry but that’s a rule of life and life is a bitch or a bastard


Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 1st, 2017 at 7:25pm

mojoman wrote on Dec 31st, 2016 at 8:09pm:
lost an uncle by cancer now just one left and his son within a few weeks. my cuz in his late 5os' crushing. even mom did a stint in the hospital. a drink to toast your health and wishing a happy new year to all

Damn Mojo. That's rough. Wishing all the best to you and yours.

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by mojoman on Jan 3rd, 2017 at 6:09pm
thanks SCL. enjoy your friends and family and enjoy life

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 3rd, 2017 at 7:47pm

mojoman wrote on Dec 31st, 2016 at 8:09pm:
lost an uncle by cancer now just one left and his son within a few weeks. my cuz in his late 5os' crushing. even mom did a stint in the hospital. a drink to toast your health and wishing a happy new year to all


So sorry to hear that mojo, really

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by mojoman on Jan 6th, 2017 at 8:06pm
thanks voo. my uncle was a huge music fan from a different generation. he loved jazz used to travel to ny among many other places from switzerland to listen in clubs which are all gone all now. he also spent alot of time in Cambrils which he considered his second hometown and where i have a picture of him in his garden. he loved music, travel, good food and drinking. it runs in the family. his son in his spare time also was in a band.

it don't mean a thing
if it aint got that swing

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 4th, 2017 at 4:05pm
Another one, Deke Leonard of the Welsh band "Man" just passed away



Now we have Deke, Leonard, Butch Trucks and John Wetton in the list of rock musicians and more in the list of actors, actresses, etc.

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 13th, 2017 at 5:51pm
Another one's gone

RIP Al Jarreau 1940-2017.

http://time.com/4668488/al-jarreau-best-performances-songs-tracks-jazz-greatest/

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - anyway Happy new year!
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 13th, 2017 at 6:23pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Feb 13th, 2017 at 5:51pm:
Another one's gone

RIP Al Jarreau 1940-2017.

http://time.com/4668488/al-jarreau-best-performances-songs-tracks-jazz-greatest/

Damn, might as well call this the death thread. :wtf3

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by Bluzdude on Feb 14th, 2017 at 9:27am
http://www.thedeadrockstarsclub.com/2016b.html


I use to look at this every few months, but it looks like they stopped updating this back in September 2016.

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 14th, 2017 at 1:20pm

Bluzdude wrote on Feb 14th, 2017 at 9:27am:
but it looks like they stopped updating this back in September 2016


Yes, surely they quit as nowadays it's really hard to maintain it!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by Tom on Feb 21st, 2017 at 7:42pm
RIP Larry Coryell




Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by CS on Feb 24th, 2017 at 8:54pm
RIP Leon Ware 1940-2017


Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 16th, 2017 at 7:22pm
RIP James Cotton 1935 - 2017




https://youtu.be/9FQT8zrsLzE

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 18th, 2017 at 5:55pm
RIP Chuck Berry (of course we have more threads about it) so continue there...

https://youtu.be/wzKd0aiaK4c

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by StPeteStone on Mar 19th, 2017 at 10:13am
Not RnR but Robert Osborne from TCM deserves a mention.  Passed March 6th. Master of Classic Movies and a class act.  When I only had basic cable TCM was my commercial free go to channel...loved that guy  RIP!

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 23rd, 2017 at 12:03pm
Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Collapses, Dies on Rock Cruise Ship

http://www.tmz.com/2017/03/23/boston-drummer-sib-hashian-dead/

Title: Re: 2017 better and worse than 2016 - Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 7th, 2017 at 9:12am
RIP Jim Marshall

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 7th, 2017 at 6:17pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Apr 7th, 2017 at 9:12am:
RIP Jim Marshall

He died in 2012 Voo.  :-/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Marshall_(businessman)

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 7th, 2017 at 8:08pm
No the photgrapher died in 2010... No idea who is the "businessman" above

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Marshall_(photographer)

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 7th, 2017 at 9:25pm
I saw the news on Facebook and now I can't find them... I'm talking about the inventor of the Marshall Amps

You're right he passed away in 2012

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 11th, 2017 at 6:49pm
Unfortunately this one is not fake. All too real. RIP J Geils.  :'(
http://www.vanyaland.com/2017/04/11/report-j-geils-band-guitarist-j-geils-found-dead-at-home/

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 11th, 2017 at 7:49pm
This sucks! I saw him with the J. Geils Band at the MSG in 1982 and later in 1994 at the Bottom Line in NYC with Magic Dick. A Great player

RIP J.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 11th, 2017 at 8:34pm
https://youtu.be/BSJUdmgl4t8

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 11th, 2017 at 9:35pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK6yfR701oQ...................Somebody help me. Somebody help me. Somebody help me find  my baby right now.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Apr 11th, 2017 at 11:03pm
RIP, thanks for your Music!

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 12th, 2017 at 9:24am
Other who passed this week was David Peel

Mick Jagger appears on his album "The Pope Smokes Dope"

https://youtu.be/oSfmSM2ZDcs

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 12th, 2017 at 9:32am
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/09/arts/music/david-peel-dead-composer-of-i-like-marijuana.html?_r=0

David Peel, Downtown Singer and Marijuana Evangelist, Dies at 74
By WILLIAM GRIMESAPRIL 9, 2017


David Peel with a poster in front of John Lennon’s Rolls-Royce in New York in June 1984. Yoko Ono donated 123 of Lennon’s personal items to be auctioned with the proceeds going to a foundation to benefit children suffering from the plight of war or poverty. Credit Frankie Ziths/Associated Press

Lick here for mo' https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/09/arts/music/david-peel-dead-composer-of-i-like-marijuana.html?_r=0



Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 12th, 2017 at 9:57am
https://youtu.be/_hghUdXKykM

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Apr 12th, 2017 at 10:26am
Up against the wall Motherfucker !!



https://youtu.be/zPB-lb9HDTk

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Apr 12th, 2017 at 10:06pm
wasnt lucky enough to have attended one of the re-unions especially at fenway. been a long time but what a powerful band. america's stones some say maybe not quite the catalog but delivery was over top. rest in peace JGEILS

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 13th, 2017 at 9:24am
The header for J. Geils


In Memory of J.  Geils - The J. Geils Band with the Rolling Stones and George Thorogood during the 1982 European Tour © Denis O'Regan


Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Apr 13th, 2017 at 10:27pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Apr 11th, 2017 at 7:49pm:
This sucks! I saw him with the J. Geils Band at the MSG in 1982 and later in 1994 at the Bottom Line in NYC with Magic Dick. A Great player

RIP J.


saw a couple shows on that 81/82 tour. not msg though!!


Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:59am

In Memory of David Peel - Mick Jagger and John Lennon - Apple Promotional 8x10" photograph for "The Pope smokes dope" © Apple Records

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Paranoid Android on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:28am
http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1492286656

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:57pm
Another great passed out

Allan Holdsworth, Progressive Guitar Virtuoso, Dies at 70

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/allan-holdsworth-dead-dies-progressive-fusion-guitar-1202031666/

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Others Pay Tribute to Allan Holdsworth
http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/joe-satriani-steve-vai-and-others-pay-tribute-allan-holdsworth/31043

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 17th, 2017 at 5:18pm
The list so far, rock and related musicians

John Wetton            Family, King Crimson, UK, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, Asia, solo, etc
Butch Trucks            Allman Brothers
Al Jarreau               Solo
Larry Coryell            Free Spirits, 11th House, Fuse One, solo
Leon Ware               The Romeos, solo
James Cotton          Solo and guest for many greats
Chuck Berry            Solo
Deke Leonard          Man
Sib Hashian             Boston
David Peel               David Peel & the lower east side
J. Geils                   J. Geils Band
Allan Holdsworth      Gong, UK, Soft Machine, solo

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Steel Wheels on Apr 17th, 2017 at 6:37pm
I vote to have this thread removed because it's too depressing.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:58pm
Well... I see your point but this is to commemorate the LIFE of those who are passing and there are much more to come.

At least most of these are old and they all left a lot of his Works for us to enjoy, no more "27 Club" etc


Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:58pm
Joseph Rascoff, Who Had Rolling Stones’ Tours Under His Thumb, Dies at 71

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/business/media/joseph-rascoff-dead-business-manager-for-rolling-stones.html?_r=0&referer=https://t.co/a5jYZXwkIl

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:03pm

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Apr 17th, 2017 at 11:17pm

Joseph Rascoff, Who Had Rolling Stones’ Tours Under His Thumb, Dies at 71


https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/business/media/joseph-rascoff-dead-busines
s-manager-for-rolling-stones.html?_r=0&referer=https://t.co/a5jYZXwkIl

tried to temper their spending! lol.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Freya Gin on Apr 17th, 2017 at 11:27pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:03pm:


Just goes to show you about Mick. Even his blow up doll has to be ridiculously expensive. What a show off.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Apr 17th, 2017 at 11:31pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:57pm:
Another great passed out

Allan Holdsworth, Progressive Guitar Virtuoso, Dies at 70

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/allan-holdsworth-dead-dies-progressive-fusion-guitar-1202031666/

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Others Pay Tribute to Allan Holdsworth
http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/joe-satriani-steve-vai-and-others-pay-tribute-allan-holdsworth/31043



saw him once with chick corea up in boston years ago. outstanding player. sad both him and former UK bandmate wetton gone so close together.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 18th, 2017 at 6:27pm

Steel Wheels wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 6:37pm:
I vote to have this thread removed because it's too depressing.

It's a hell of a lot better than the Joey thread............Or the politics thread. :kissmyass

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Apr 26th, 2017 at 2:06pm
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director and friend of New Orleans, dies at 73


http://www.nola.com/movies/index.ssf/2017/04/jonathan_demme_silence_of_the.html#incart_river_home

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by andrews27 on Apr 29th, 2017 at 10:47pm
Every morning I open the papers and say, O bitch, this be thine obituary.

When I was little, my Polish-American great-aunt thought obituary was a dirty word. 

Today I suspect it's geographical: the Obituary Peninsula.  The Obituary Islands.

Molto obituario, signore!

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 1st, 2017 at 9:37am
This was last year but was not mentioned, Signe Anderson, Jefferson Airplane's first Singer passed away on January 28

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 2nd, 2017 at 9:37pm
Bruce Hampton, 'granddaddy of the jam scene,' dies after gig

By Lisa Respers France and Stephanie Gallman, CNN
Updated 1936 GMT (0336 HKT) May 2, 2017

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/02/entertainment/bruce-hampton-obit/

Atlanta (CNN) — Death came for Bruce Hampton as he celebrated his 70th birthday doing what he did best -- jamming on stage.

Hampton, known as the "granddaddy of the jam scene," collapsed on stage while rocking out Monday night during a concert held in his honor in Atlanta.



His agent, Micah Davidson of Midwood Entertainment, confirmed to CNN that the musician died. He gave no further details.

Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist who was on stage performing with Hampton, posted a statement Tuesday on his official Facebook page asking for privacy for Hampton's loved ones.

"After collapsing on stage surrounded by his friends, family, fans and the people he loved, Col. Bruce Hampton has passed away," the statement said. "The family is asking for respect and privacy at this difficult time."

The all-star event, held at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, was billed as "Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton."

The stage was packed with performers -- including Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Phish drummer Jon Fishman and Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell -- when the seasoned musician appeared to take a knee, then lay down as 14-year-old guitarist Brandon "Taz" Niederauer shredded chords on one of Hampton's favorite songs, "Turn on Your Love Light."

Some in the audience thought the guitarist's actions were a part of the show.

Those on stage continued to perform. They included actor Billy Bob Thornton, who cast Hampton in a small role in his critically acclaimed 1996 film "Sling Blade," Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, and Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks of the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Then people came out from the wings and carried Hampton off stage. The song abruptly ended

An ambulance arrived shortly thereafter and took Hampton away as dozens of fans watched quietly.

Born and raised Gustav Valentine Berglund III in New York City, Hampton was beloved in the music industry as a founding member of the rock blues quintet the Hampton Grease Band, which got its start in Atlanta.

While the band released only one album, "Music to Eat" in 1971, it developed a bit of a cult following, and Hampton went on earn a reputation as one of the best jam musicians in the industry.

He was the subject of a 2012 documentary, "Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton."

Hampton he gave an interview in 2015 to the site Live For Live Music in preparation for his reunion tour with the Aquarium Rescue Unit.

He spoke of his extensive career, which stretched from playing in bands in the 1970s to doing voice-over work in commercials for brands such as Popeyes fried chicken and Motel 6.

"I was a lasso instructor and a lariat importer, and they were all weird, fleeting jobs," he told the site. "I've been fortunate to do music all my life, and I've done enough acting to make it fun."

Fans, including a few famous ones, grieved Hampton on Tuesday.


"So so sad to say goodbye to the great & wondrous Col. Bruce Hampton," Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes and Chris Robinson Brotherhood told CNN in a statement. "The music world lost one of a kind last night, a true original, a man who heard the light! God speed Col. Bruce, we miss you."

Added longtime friend Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, "Just by example, he taught us to challenge our ideas about music and what it's for. Bruce was equal parts prankster and mystic. He was serious about music, but also taught us not to take ourselves too seriously. He was a one of a kind human. What an honor to be with him on his final night."

Vocalist and saxophonist Karl Denson called Hampton "the poet of some undefined movement that all the artists came to for wisdom and clarity."

"Once you connected with him, you felt inspired not to be jive, to know what was important and take chances," Denson said in a statement. "Most of all, he made us supremely happy."

Leavell, the keyboardist who tours with The Rolling Stones and was part of the Allman Brothers Band in the 1970s, said Hampton died doing what he loved.

"A poetic exit," said. "And I'm sure if he had written the script himself, that would've been the last page of the last chapter."

CNN's Jason Morris contributed to this report.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 2nd, 2017 at 9:39pm
https://www.facebook.com/warrenhaynes/photos/a.391202017798.173031.26679772798/10154649536022799/?type=3&theater

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 2nd, 2017 at 9:50pm
He passed away doing what he loved, jamming!

During his last minutes of life he played Rip This Joint with Chuck Leavell playing too

https://youtu.be/OpN7r0v9JzU

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 2nd, 2017 at 9:51pm
https://youtu.be/EpttQlf1yFo

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 2nd, 2017 at 9:56pm
The sad moment...

https://youtu.be/sfA9TJwhhwg

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on May 4th, 2017 at 6:45pm
Wow, that's grim. RIP Col.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Bitch on May 4th, 2017 at 8:10pm
Oh wow I didn't know some of these people were dead ~ but when your number is up, it's up, and so why are we so surprised when it happens? Because it forces us to face the fact that we're all gonna die. :'(

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on May 5th, 2017 at 10:55pm
rip colonel

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by gypsymofo60 on May 9th, 2017 at 5:05pm

andrews27 wrote on Apr 29th, 2017 at 10:47pm:
Every morning I open the papers and say, O bitch, this be thine obituary.

When I was little, my Polish-American great-aunt thought obituary was a dirty word. 

Today I suspect it's geographical: the Obituary Peninsula.  The Obituary Islands.

Molto obituario, signore!

;D My Polish friend called a pedestrian crossing, a Presbyterian crossing, for years. In Australia, we refer to the hard shoulder of a road as the hard edges, or according to Barbara; our Polish friend, the hard eggs darggiling. ;)

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 20th, 2017 at 4:16pm
Sad to add Chris Cornell to this list

Technically speaking this was an outlier, too Young to die

RIP Chris

The thread for Chris here http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1495101151/all

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 27th, 2017 at 10:07pm
Sad to add Greg Allman too

RIP Greg!

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 27th, 2017 at 10:08pm
The thread for Greg here

http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1495914436

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jun 28th, 2017 at 7:55pm
RIP Geri Allen (1957-2017)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geri_Allen

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jul 20th, 2017 at 9:35pm
RIP Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017) too Young to die

Just in case... He was the lead singer of Linkin Park

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Jul 21st, 2017 at 6:11am

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Jul 20th, 2017 at 9:35pm:
RIP Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017) too Young to die

Just in case... He was the lead singer of Linkin Park


Supposedly good friends with Chris Cornell, and died in the same way on Cornell's birthday. Weird.

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 22nd, 2017 at 4:19pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Jul 20th, 2017 at 9:35pm:
RIP Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017) too Young to die

Just in case... He was the lead singer of Linkin Park

Very sad. :'(

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 10:59am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jul 22nd, 2017 at 4:19pm:

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Jul 20th, 2017 at 9:35pm:
RIP Chester Bennington (1976 - 2017) too Young to die

Just in case... He was the lead singer of Linkin Park

Very sad. :'(



townsend dedicated a song to him last night. he praised them as an outstanding rock band that his son was a fan of

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Aug 2nd, 2017 at 9:16pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/sam-shepard-pulitzer-prize-winning-playwright-and-oscar-nominated-actor-dies-at-73/2017/07/31/3116f4ca-7603-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.9f258774f97e



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Post by Edith Grove on Aug 8th, 2017 at 10:32am
Oh no! There goes Tokyo!!




Haruo Nakajima, the First Actor to Play Godzilla, Dies at 88



Haruo Nakajima, who played Godzilla, at his home in Sagamihara, Japan, in 2014. To perfect the monster’s notoriously destructive gait, he spent hours at the zoo, studying how elephants and bears walked. Credit Junji Kurokawa/Associated Press


HONG KONG — Haruo Nakajima, the Japanese actor who played the movie monster Godzilla in a dozen films and whose booming steps in a 200-pound rubber suit sent the denizens of Tokyo running into cinematic history, died on Monday. He was 88.

Mr. Nakajima died of pneumonia, according to his daughter, Sonoe Nakajima.

In 1954, Mr. Nakajima, then a 25-year-old stunt actor who had previously appeared in just four movies, was cast in what are perhaps Japan’s two most famous films of that era. In Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, “Seven Samurai,” Mr. Nakajima had only a bit part. But in “Godzilla,” he played the titular character: a gigantic, irradiated lizard whose mutated form and destructive power symbolized the potency of nuclear weapons.


https://youtu.be/VKrj1ymJzmo
Video by TheSerenityEnd


Mr. Nakajima would eventually don the heavy rubber monster costume 12 times from 1954 to 1972, turning Japan’s postwar nuclear anxieties into an international phenomenon.

In an era before computer-generated effects, the international success of Godzilla kicked off Japan’s golden age of tokusatsu, or “special-filming” movies, in which rubber-costumed actors typically destroyed scale-model sets.

“We had to improvise, and make it all look real on screen,” Mr. Nakajima told The New York Times in a 2013 interview.

In that interview, Mr. Nakajima recalled Godzilla’s creator, Eiji Tsuburaya, struggling amid Japan’s postwar shortages and rationing to find enough rubber and latex to construct the costume.

“You don’t learn this from a textbook but by doing,” Mr. Nakajima said of those early days. “There is no chance to learn now.”



Mr. Nakajima in 1966. He donned the Godzilla rubber monster costume 12 times from 1954 to 1972. Credit Kyodo, via Reuters



At the end of a day of shooting, Mr. Nakajima would later recall, he typically sweat so much inside the hot, heavy suit and beneath the soundstage’s bright lights that he was able to wring enough sweat from his undershirt to fill half a bucket.

To perfect the monster’s notoriously destructive gait, Mr. Nakajima spent hours at the zoo, studying how elephants and bears walked. In interviews, the actor said that he had wanted to make sure the monster was believable and to enable viewers to connect with it on an emotional level.

Mr. Nakajima was born in Yamagata, Japan, on New Year’s Day in 1929. He was 16 when Japan surrendered to the Allies at the end of World War II and appeared in his first credited role in “Sword for Hire” in 1952, when he was 23.

As a contract actor for the Japanese studio Toho, Mr. Nakajima starred in dozens of other monster movies, including as King Kong in the 1967 film version.

He retired from acting in 1973 and is reported to have briefly taken a job at the bowling alley on the Toho studio lot. Beginning in the 1990s, he made frequent appearances at conventions for comic book and movie fans.

“Godzilla,” the first film in the franchise, was released nine years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and was a not-so-thinly-veiled fable about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

“One might regard him as a symbol of Japanese hate for the destruction that came out of nowhere and descended upon Hiroshima one pleasant August morn,” The Times wrote in a 1956 review of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” the English-dubbed version of the film released in North America. “But we assure you that the quality of the picture and the childishness of the whole idea do not indicate such a calculation. Godzilla was simply meant to scare people.”

Mr. Nakajima was the first iteration of Godzilla to scare people, but not the last. Toho produced 27 more Godzilla films after Mr. Nakajima hung up his rubber suit in 1972. Since then, Hollywood has produced three “Godzilla” movies. The next in the franchise will star Ken Watanabe and is scheduled for release in 2019.


Follow Russell Goldman on Twitter @GoldmanRussell.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/world/asia/godzilla-actor-haruo-nakajima-japan.html


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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:08pm
RIP Goldy McJohn (keyboard player of Steppenwolf and also Humble Pie in 1982), he passed away on August 1

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Post by Edith Grove on Aug 8th, 2017 at 4:02pm
Rest in peace, Glen Campbell





1936 - 2017

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Aug 23rd, 2017 at 9:27pm
Rest in peace, John Abercrombie
1944-2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abercrombie_(guitarist)

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Post by mojoman on Aug 23rd, 2017 at 9:33pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Aug 23rd, 2017 at 9:27pm:
Rest in peace, John Abercrombie
1944-2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abercrombie_(guitarist)


one less great guitar playing

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 3rd, 2017 at 7:14pm
RIP Walter Becker (Steely Dan) 1950 - 2017

a dedicated thread for him is HERE

Or use this link http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1504448929

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Post by mojoman on Sep 3rd, 2017 at 9:21pm
rest in peace Dave Hlubek

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 5th, 2017 at 7:30pm
Yes Mojo, it sucks, he was only 66

http://wror.com/2017/09/05/molly-hatchets-dave-hlubek-dead-66/

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Post by mojoman on Sep 6th, 2017 at 9:04pm
another master

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/09/06/arts/ap-eu-germany-obit-czukay.html





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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 8th, 2017 at 8:41pm
Yes it sucks

I have the "tago mago" and the "ege bamyasi" albums since they came out, never bought another but recorded in tapes many others... later albums were not good in my opinion, too much for me. Quit buying; just recently I bought some new editions of unreleased stuff from that era, great band and great musicians

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Post by mojoman on Sep 9th, 2017 at 1:32am

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Sep 8th, 2017 at 8:41pm:
Yes it sucks

I have the "tago mago" and the "ege bamyasi" albums since they came out, never bought another but recorded in tapes many others... later albums were not good in my opinion, too much for me. Quit buying; just recently I bought some new editions of unreleased stuff from that era, great band and great musicians


yes those are considered the best works, monster movie and future days my favorites. even flowmotion is fun. went to see a solo show by him a number of years back and he spoke with several after the show. very thoughtful and well spoken and unassuming

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Post by mojoman on Sep 9th, 2017 at 1:34am
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-murray-lerner-20170906-story.html

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Post by Kilroy on Sep 9th, 2017 at 7:18pm
Rip Don Williams 78
Tulsa Time

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Post by MrPleasant on Sep 15th, 2017 at 12:03pm
RIP, Grant Hart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7QMDPj2byo

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Post by MrPleasant on Sep 16th, 2017 at 10:39am
  :(  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-dean-stanton-dead-paris-texas-star-91-766020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3iWpp_52sA


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Post by mojoman on Sep 16th, 2017 at 12:37pm
rip harry! :'(

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Post by MrPleasant on Sep 27th, 2017 at 11:10pm
.

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Post by MrPleasant on Sep 27th, 2017 at 11:11pm
Well; goodbyye Mr. Hefner. 




R.I.P. Hugh Hefner




"Hugh Hefner, the man whose synthesis of cultural curation, in-depth interviews, and softcore pornography made Playboy one of the most iconic publications of the 20th century, has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hefner was ninety-one years old, and reportedly died of natural causes in his home, the famous Playboy Mansion.

"More details to come…" avclub.com

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Post by Edith Grove on Sep 29th, 2017 at 5:14am
Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards pays witty tribute to Hugh Hefner


http://www.ajc.com/entertainment/rolling-stones-keith-richards-pays-witty-tribute-hugh-hefner/kR5P6c8xtGGOUyIehKbOaK/

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Post by ItsFunky on Sep 29th, 2017 at 4:36pm
Has nobody mentioned the Isley Brothers/Santana album from this album?

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 29th, 2017 at 7:51pm
??

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Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 2nd, 2017 at 11:23pm
My rock and roll idols need to stop dyeing.  :aimama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbdlHgyIZfM

Title: Re: The 2017 rock related Obituary Thread
Post by MrPleasant on Oct 3rd, 2017 at 12:15am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIexKj-bWQ4

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Post by Factory Girl on Oct 3rd, 2017 at 4:28am
I am absolutely shocked by his sudden death.  This is a tremendous loss for rock music.  Tom Petty was an American treasure.   RIP Mr. Tom Petty and thank you for the music.

I am heartbroken.

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Oct 3rd, 2017 at 7:46am
RIP Tom...

We have a thread in his honor here http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1506972723

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Oct 18th, 2017 at 2:48pm
RIP Gord Downie (1964 - 2017) too young to die!

He was the frontman of The Tragically Hip


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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Oct 25th, 2017 at 11:06am
RIP Fats Domino (1928 - 2017)

A special and deserved thread for him HERE http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1508942880

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Nov 18th, 2017 at 9:56am

In Memory of Malcolm  © Kevin Mazur

A thread in his honor here http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1511018627

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Nov 19th, 2017 at 4:41pm
RIP Mel Tillis

A thread for him here http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1511119908


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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Nov 19th, 2017 at 4:53pm
The list continues...

RIP David Cassidy

A thread for him is open here http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1511131753

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Post by Factory Girl on Nov 20th, 2017 at 6:41am
Lil Peep died November 15, 2017.  OD allegedly...he had just turned 21.

RIP Lil Peep

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Post by Factory Girl on Nov 22nd, 2017 at 4:15am
R.I.P David Cassidy--now he has passed. 

Thank you for the music.

You were such a stud muffin back in the day, a true heartthrob.

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Post by Edith Grove on Dec 15th, 2017 at 8:14am

Edith Grove wrote on Aug 8th, 2017 at 4:02pm:
Rest in peace, Glen Campbell





1936 - 2017




Dolly Parton recalls 1st time seeing 'good-looking' Glen Campbell, Alice Cooper on their unlikely friendship


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/dolly-parton-recalls-1st-time-good-glen-campbell/story?id=51624197

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Post by Edith Grove on Dec 29th, 2017 at 9:03am

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Post by Edith Grove on Dec 29th, 2017 at 11:36am
https://youtu.be/oRPSm5IS3H4

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Post by Edith Grove on Dec 29th, 2017 at 1:23pm
"Baby" Rose Marie as a six-year-old in 1929:


https://youtu.be/3Q_Nxs_n7Zk

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Post by Kilroy on Dec 29th, 2017 at 9:07pm
Rip In Peace
"What's a Dick Van Dyke"
Miss "Sally" Rose Marie

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Post by Edith Grove on Dec 30th, 2017 at 9:47am
Rose Marie’s Sprawling Legacy as Told Through the Artifacts She Left Behind

The late actress sang for mobsters, toured New York nightclubs and wisecracked her way through a career that spanned nine decades


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/curator-rose-marie-sprawling-legacy-180967679/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171229-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32418205&spUserID=NzQwNDU3MzQzMjYS1&spJobID=1183521477&spReportId=MTE4MzUyMTQ3NwS2

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 8th, 2018 at 11:09am
RIP Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues (1941-2018)

A thread for him here http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1515429511

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 12th, 2018 at 10:20am
RIP "Fast" Eddie Clarke 1950-2018

Motörhead guitarrist between 1976 and 1982

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Post by mojoman on Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:25pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 10:20am:
RIP "Fast" Eddie Clarke 1950-2018

Motörhead guitarrist between 1976 and 1982


dem was da years. fast forever!!

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Post by moy on Jan 15th, 2018 at 1:40pm
RIP Dolores O'Riordan  (Cranberries) only 46 years young

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Post by Starbuck on Jan 15th, 2018 at 1:55pm
Howe did she die? Anyone heard?

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/entertainment/dolores-o-riordan-cranberries-singer-dies-intl/index.html

Man, this would make the soundtrack of my college years, that's for sure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Kspj3OO0s

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 15th, 2018 at 7:04pm
Dolores O'Riordan (1971-2018) by Nico Zentgraf (thanks)

Nico's website http://nzentgraf.de/books/zent.htm and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1017382281643830/

RIP Dolores, thanks Rogerriffin and Sue for heads up


(Olympiastadion Berlin, supporting the Stones in 2003. Foto: N. Zentgraf)

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Post by andrews27 on Jan 15th, 2018 at 7:36pm
Very sad to hear.  Talented, attractive woman.  RIP

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Post by Edith Grove on Jan 24th, 2018 at 5:17pm
Mark E Smith: British rock's cult hero


By Ian Youngs
Arts & entertainment reporter




Mark E Smith was regarded as a poet and a flawed genius by his devoted fans


Mark E Smith, the snarling singer and single-minded leader of Manchester post-punk group The Fall, was a rock hero whose drinking and fighting - as well as his ragged but rare musical artistry - became the stuff of legend.



Over the past 40 years, great bands have come and gone. Musical trends have waxed and waned.

But The Fall - basically Mark E Smith and whoever he hadn't fallen out with at the time - remained belligerently immoveable as the unfashionable but unshrinking mob in the shadows of the music scene.

In that time, he hired and fired more than 60 bandmates and released 30 albums of music that normally featured frayed, repetitive guitars and Smith's caustic stream of semi-consciousness.

His pronounced sing-slur made him unlike any other frontman, and he inspired devotion among fans who were drawn to his singular presence and rambling poetry.




Mark E Smith with then-wife and bandmate Brix on The Tube in 1985


Mark Edward Smith grew up with a love of literature and named his band after an Albert Camus novel.

He had been a shipping clerk at Salford docks but was inspired to take music seriously after watching a now-legendary gig by The Sex Pistols in Manchester.

"When I first saw The Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in 76, I thought, my lot are not as bad as that," he wrote in his 2008 autobiography Renegade. "We're better."

He paid for his band's rehearsal space by playing pool and doing tarot readings, and their debut album, Live at the Witch Trials, came out in 1979.

It got good reviews, but Smith thought it had been misunderstood. "They thought it was too serious, overlooking the humour of it all," he said. "That's the story of my life, actually."






He says he turned down deals with record labels Virgin and Factory, but found a home - for a few years - with indie stable Rough Trade.

He also found a champion in BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who called The Fall "the band against which all others are judged". When all the band's Peel Sessions were compiled and released as a box set in 2004, they ran to seven hours.

Between 1984 and 2004, 27 songs by The Fall reached the top 100 of the UK singles chart.

Only two went higher than number 40, though, and they were both covers - There's A Ghost In My House and Victoria.




Smith's third wife Elena Poulou was in the band from 2002-16


But some of their songs reached mainstream consciousness, such as 1988's Hit The North, whose howl of pride is about as catchy as The Fall got and made it a sort of national anthem for the north of England, being played at the home of Smith's beloved Manchester City FC.

Another track, Theme From Sparta FC, was used to introduce the football scores on BBC television - leading Smith to be invited to read the classified results in his distinctive drawl one Saturday afternoon.

And Hip Priest (with the repeated wailed lyric "he-ee-ee's not appreciated") was used in the soundtrack of The Silence of the Lambs.

But perhaps more famous than any of their songs is the fact that Smith got through so many bandmates over the years.




"If it's me and yer granny on bongos, it's The Fall"


He was the only constant member and Wikipedia has an intricate graph showing the tenures of all the musicians who came and went over four decades.

Explaining that it mattered little who else was in the group, he once said: "If it's me and yer granny on bongos, it's The Fall."

The past band members included Marc Riley, who went on to become a BBC 6 Music DJ - who Smith sacked on his wedding day.

Smith was an autocrat as well as an auteur. "It's a bit like a football team," he once said of his management style. "Every so often you have to get rid of the centre-forward."

The singer said he got rid of Riley because he didn't like the fact Riley was questioning the writing credits, or the fact he danced to Deep Purple in a nightclub while on an Australia tour in 1982.

He told him: "Get in the hotel, and stay there till I tell you. You don't need to be dancing to Smoke on the Water." A fist fight ensued.

Riley told the Guardian he was sacked for hitting Smith back after the singer punished the band for an "average" gig by slapping each musician in turn.




The Fall released almost a studio album a year on average


At an infamous show in New York in 1998, there was another "onstage disagreement" - as Smith put it - with the band.

"They all started throwing punches," he wrote in his book. "But I gave them a few left hooks back. They got worse than they gave me." The singer ended the night in jail.

Even if he did end up on the losing side, that didn't alter the fact that, in his eyes, whatever the quarrel, he was always right.

So he didn't see anything wrong with his lifelong heavy drinking.

"If anybody says to me I've got a problem with the drink, I tell them I do have a problem - like where to get it from after 11 o'clock," he once said.

"I've stopped drinking anyway - stopped half an hour ago."

There has never been anyone quite like Mark E Smith in British music, and there never will be again.



http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42193911

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Post by Gazza on Jan 24th, 2018 at 8:04pm
I found The Fall utterly unlistenable but Smith was a wonderfully unique hilarious curmudgeon.  I just cant help but like someone so arrogant that he dismissed Bob Dylan by claiming that 'he can't write for toffee'

Belfast punk impresario Terri Hooley shared this surreal story by the NME's Stuart Bailie on facebook earlier about an incident a few years ago when a Fall gig in Belfast got cancelled at the eleventh hour - a night when about 200 people tried to tip the tour bus over after the show was called off and the venue manager handed Smith a mop and bucket and ordered him to clean up his dressing room after he'd trashed it by smashing a bottle of tomato ketchup against the wall....



WHAT A CORK-UP!: TOUR FALLS APART

The immediate future of THE FALL is in doubt after MARK E SMITH sacked his band following a spectacular, drink-fuelled bust-up in Belfast last Saturday evening (November 8). The band's gig at the Empire Music Hall that night was subsequently cancelled mere minutes before stagetime. Uncertainty also surrounds the 15 outstanding dates on the band's current UK tour.

Smith reportedly arrived at Belfast's Empire in poor spirits. The venue's stage manager, Mark Erskine, told NME: "He was giving the band hell. He walked off the tourbus, straight onto the stage and started kicking stuff about and decking mikes. He sacked the band and they went." Smith also upset the staff of the venue by flinging a bottle of ketchup against a backstage door. The manager, Mike Gatt, gave Smith a mop and ordered him to clean it up.

In an attempt to try to calm the singer, staff at the venue rang Terry Hooley, founder of Belfast's Good Vibrations record label. Hooley promoted The Fall's early gigs in the city and has remained in touch with Smith ever since.
According to Hooley, Smith had been drinking champagne and was difficult to reason with. At one stage, Hooley grabbed the singer by the neck to restrain him. The singer thought he was about to get punched, and asked if he could remove his false teeth first. Hooley removed his own glass eye instead. "I'm not gonna hit you," Hooley insisted.

Smith then hit upon the idea of going onstage and playing an a cappella set of Beach Boys covers with Hooley and another friend. Smith called the Empire the next day, looking for his passport and a collection of demo tapes. He told the manager that he would try to make amends at a later date. A Fall spokesman told NME: "This has surprised us as much as it probably surprised Mark. This might end up being resolved although I'm sure he did sack them at the time. As long as he regains his passport, the tour will continue in typically maverick Fall fashion, even as a solo acoustic show!"

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 27th, 2018 at 12:37pm
Groupies are part or rock history; they were the fuel for many rockers touring on a bus without conditioned air all over during hot summer days.

RIP Barbara Cope

A thread in her honor HERE


Barbara Cope and Joe Cocker, with whom she toured in 1970
(Barbara Cope's Facebook page)


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Post by Edith Grove on Jan 27th, 2018 at 1:12pm
Robert Arthur, Man Behind the Music on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' Dies at 89

by Mike Barnes




Courtesy of Robert Arthur

From left: Robert Arthur, producer Bob Precht and Ed Sullivan in 1968 on the set of the variety show.



The songwriter-composer worked with all the artists, including The Rolling Stones, and adjusted the lyrics to "Let's Spend the Night Together."



Robert Arthur, the longtime music coordinator on The Ed Sullivan Show who famously tweaked the lyrics to "Let's Spend the Night Together" so The Rolling Stones could perform in 1967 on the iconic CBS variety show, has died. He was 89.

Arthur died Jan. 21 at his Topanga Canyon home in Los Angeles, his wife, Jeanne, told The Hollywood Reporter.

A songwriter and composer, Arthur worked with newspaper columnist-turned-TV host Ed Sullivan from 1952, when he was hired to assist the Toast of the Town music director, until The Ed Sullivan Show (thus renamed in 1955) departed the airwaves for good on June 6, 1971.

As a vital behind-the-scenes player on the Sunday night staple, Arthur handled all the music for Sullivan, arranging and composing songs for and working with such guests as The Beatles, Judy Garland, Sly Stone, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Kate Smith, Count Basie, Perry Como, Bill Haley & His Comets, Harry James, Diana Ross, Itzhak Perlman, Edith Piaf, The Platters, The Vienna Boys' Choir, Connie Francis, Bo Diddley, Mitzi Gaynor — and that's just a sample.

"Ed's main interest was in booking the show and finding the acts. … It was sort of up to us to figure out exactly what that person might do on the show," Arthur told Vanity Fair's Nick Tosches in 1997.

The Stones, who had been on the show before, were booked for Jan. 15, 1967, and wanted to perform a new song, the sexually charged (well, in those days, at least) "Let's Spend the Night Together." That line would not go over well with the CBS censors.

"Well, at that time, that was absolutely … it would be like saying, 'Fuck, fuck, fuck.' People's eyes would roll in their heads at the network," Arthur said. "So I was sent to deal with them, because I was also a songwriter … and I came up with a phrase that was almost the same thing and sounded almost the same, and it was, 'Let's spend some time together.' Mick Jagger agreed."

Jagger appeared to roll his eyes as he sang the substituted line, and one wonders how many in the screaming audience noticed the difference.

Arthur was born in New York on May 10, 1928, in the Queens neighborhood of Flushing. He learned to play the piano as a youngster, and at Colgate University, he majored in economics and Spanish and wrote two musicals.

After graduation in 1949, he became an accompanist, conductor and arranger, then served as a bayonet instructor during the Korean War. Back in New York, Arthur was hired by famed arranger and orchestra conductor Ray Bloch to work on the CBS shows hosted by Sullivan and Jackie Gleason.

After the end of the Sullivan program, Arthur moved to Los Angeles, where he helped Dick Clark launch the American Music Awards. He also produced videos that Michael Jackson showed during his concerts; co-wrote the Natalie Cole hit "All About Love;" and had his tunes performed by Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis.

In addition to his wife of 20 years, survivors include his son Adam; brother Peter; sisters-in-law Anne and Elisabeth; and niece Jacqueline. His wife asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a favorite charity.



https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-arthur-dead-man-behind-music-ed-sullivan-show-was-89-1078785

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 27th, 2018 at 2:19pm
RIP Jim Rodford (Kinks, Animals II, Zombies, Argent) [1941-2018]

Jim Rodford - 1941-2018 Obituary: The Kinks and Zombies bassist

JIM Rodford may have spent the majority of his career as a member of The Kinks but, amazingly, playing the bass in one of Britain’s most iconic bands for 18 years was not his most significant musical achievement.



He was also a founding member of the rock group Argent, playing with them from 1969 until 1976 and performing on their hits God Gave Rock And Roll To You and Hold Your Head Up, which reached No 5 in the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic and sold more than a million copies.

But it is as the “hidden” driving force behind 1960s psychedelic group The Zombies that he was most infl uential.

Despite declining an invitation to join the band set up by his cousin Rod Argent in 1958, Rodford was instrumental in their development, lending them equipment and even helping Argent with their breakthrough 1964 hit She’s Not There.

That band’s 1968 album Odessey And Oracle was later voted as one of the best 100 albums of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

When The Zombies broke up the following year, Argent again looked to Rodford, with the pair using Argent’s name for their new band.



After they disbanded he joined The Kinks in 1978, becoming an integral member of the group for 18 years until their retirement in 1996.

Following his death, The Kinks’ Dave Davies tweeted: “I’m just devastated... I’m too broken up to put words together it’s such a shock... great friend great musician great man – he was an integral part of The Kinks’ later years.”

Born in St Albans, James Walter Rodford took up the bass as a teenager, forming popular skifflegroup The Bluetones with some of his mates from the local Pioneer Club.

It was due to this band’s success that he turned down Argent’s pleas to join The Zombies, though he was happy to act as mentor for the group.

Rodford said in 2014: “Rod used to come to watch The Bluetones perform and in 1961 said he wanted to form a band, so I took them to the club and set them up.That was the first time The Zombies played together and they went on to conquer the world.

“I remember they won a rock contest at Watford Town Hall and the first prize was a recording session at Decca and Rod wrote She’s Not There for it – it went straight to the top of the US

https://www.express.co.uk/news/obituaries/910773/jim-rodford-dead-bassist-the-kinks-the-zombies-bands

https://www.express.co.uk/news/obituaries/910773/jim-rodford-dead-bassist-the-kinks-the-zombies-bands

As for turning down his chance to be in The Zombies Rodford said: “I was in the biggest band in the area, so why would I want to play with some young kids?”

He later went on to join The Mike Cotton Sound and then formed Argent with Rod, recording the original version of God Gave Rock And Roll To You.

By the time he joined The Kinks the band was past its 1960s heyday but still managed one last classic, the 1983 hit Come Dancing, which became their biggest chart success since 1972.

Finally, in 2004, Rodford joined the reunited Zombies and, along with son Steve on drums, toured with them until his very last performance at a Songwriters Festival in Florida just six days before he died following a fall.

He is survived by wife Jean and sons Steve and Russell.


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 27th, 2018 at 2:24pm
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42760180

Kinks and Zombies bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76



The Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died at the age of 76.

The British musician, who spent 18 years with the band from 1979, also played with Argent and The Zombies.

His cousin and fellow bandmate, Rod Argent,  paid tribute on Facebook to the "magnificent bass player", who died following a fall on the stairs.

He also highlighted his commitment to the music scene in St Albans where he had lived all his life, playing with family members in The Rodford Files.

"He gave us absolutely unflagging commitment, loyalty and unbelievable energy... Our gratitude is beyond measure," Argent said.




"To the end, Jim's life was dedicated to music," Argent continued, in a lengthy tribute posted on Saturday. "He will be unbelievably missed."
◾Paul Weller on heroes The Zombies

The Kinks' Dave Davies paid tribute to his former colleague, who played with the band between 1979 and 1993, writing that he was "devastated by Jim's sudden loss".

"I'm too broken up to put words together, it's such a shock, I always thought Jim would live forever in true rock and roll fashion - strange - great friend, great musician, great man - he was an integral part of the Kinks later years. RIP," he wrote on Twitter.



Skip Twitter post by @davedavieskinks

Rodford was playing with The Bluetones when his cousin, Argent, first asked him to join his then-band The Zombies, alongside singer Colin Blunstone.

Rodford declined, but Argent in his Facebook tribute said he was "inextricably bound to the story of The Zombies" and credited him as being "an enormous enabler" for the band who went on to have a major US hit with She's Not There in 1964.



After a stint with the Mike Cotton Sound, the bassist did eventually agree to join his cousin as a founding member of Argent, who are best remembered for the songs Hold Your Head Up and God Gave Rock and Roll to You.

When the Argent split in 1976, Rodford was recruited by the Kinks after the departure of John Dalton, performing on every album from 1979's Low Budget to 1993's Phobia.

"It is with deep sadness that we have learned that Jim Rodford passed away - he toured and recorded with the Kinks for many years and will be greatly missed. He was much loved by all of us," said an official statement from the Kinks on Twitter.


Rodford joined the revived Zombies in 1999 alongside his son, drummer Steve Rodford, touring until his death, most recently in Florida this month.

He was presented with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Hertfordshire last year.

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 3rd, 2018 at 10:41am
RIP Dennis Edwards (1943-2018)

Former Temptations Singer Dennis Edwards Dies at Age 74



http://time.com/5131740/dennis-edwards-temptations-cause-of-death/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 3rd, 2018 at 11:57am
Some covers of the Temptations by the Stones:
  • My Girl   
  • Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)   
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg   
  • I Can't Get Next to You   
The evidences (in the above order)

https://youtu.be/d636ucMFEzc

https://youtu.be/qH3oVVtw4b4

https://youtu.be/S4z_HAizHWY

https://youtu.be/_qhpc2GP_4I


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Feb 4th, 2018 at 10:34am
papa was a rollin stone

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 12th, 2018 at 10:25pm
Mickey Jones, Drummer Turned Character Actor, Is Dead at 76
By PETER KEEPNEWSFEB. 8, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/obituaries/mickey-jones-drummer-turned-character-actor-is-dead-at-76.html


Mr. Jones, a professional drummer before he took up acting, backing Bob Dylan in Manchester, England, in 1966. Credit Mark Makin/Associated Press 


Rock drummer and 'Home Improvement' actor Mickey Jones dies at 76
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-mickey-jones-20180207-story.html


Micky Jones had a recurring role in "Home Improvement" and once played in Bob Dylan's band. (Steve McCrank)



Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Paranoid Android on Feb 13th, 2018 at 7:39pm
Overheard on the set between takes...


"So...have you always been in the business?"

"Yeah, bit not always acting..."

"What else is there?"

"I was Bob Dylan's drummer in his absolute heyday."

RIP MR JONES!!
Thank You for Manchester 1966
(both the real one and the assumed one)!!!

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:41pm
RIP JOHN PERRY BARLOW (1947 - 2018)

We forgot about the time: Fare thee well, John Perry Barlow
http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/13/we-forgot-about-the-time-fare-thee-well-john-perry-barlow/

John Perry Barlow’s Last Words
https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/02/13/john-perry-barlows-last-words/


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:43pm
Phil Lesh, Eric Krasno, & Terrapin Family Band Offer Heartfelt John Perry Barlow Tribute [Full Show Video]
Ming Lee Newcomb  | Saturday, February 10th, 2018



https://youtu.be/g08FvsmtWzY

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:46pm
Set 2


https://youtu.be/WyN6MGTnm2Y

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Mar 7th, 2018 at 8:45am



Tribute to Mark E Smith painted on side of hill monument

White Nancy, which sits at the top of Kerridge Hill, has been decorated with the face of The Fall singer Mark E Smith


https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/tribute-mark-e-smith-painted-14378394

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Mar 14th, 2018 at 4:26pm
Nokie Edwards, the Ventures' Lead Guitarist, Dead at 82



GAB Archive/Getty Images



Nokie Edwards, whose guitar playing in the Ventures helped define surf rock and earned the group a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died on Monday. He was 82 years old.


https://youtu.be/owq7hgzna3E


https://youtu.be/XjiOtouyBOg


https://youtu.be/5Jkhs_1FBcE


https://youtu.be/aQSPivbWwuY



https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nokie-edwards-the-ventures-lead-guitarist-dead-at-82-w517837

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Paranoid Android on Mar 14th, 2018 at 5:31pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Hc5abSVHA&list=RDW-Hc5abSVHA

The also helped bring the advent of Hip-Hop/Rap even closer when they released their own version of Apache

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 30th, 2018 at 11:17am
A Little late here with this....

RIP Skip Prokop (1943-2017)

He was the drummer of the GREAT Canadian band Lighthouse... listening while writing


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by gimmekeef on Mar 30th, 2018 at 12:46pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Mar 30th, 2018 at 11:17am:
A Little late here with this....

RIP Skip Prokop (1943-2017)

He was the drummer of the GREAT Canadian band Lighthouse... listening while writing



Damn they used to play at our high school concerts.....in Canada late 60's

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 6th, 2018 at 6:27pm
Cecil Taylor, Jazz Icon Of The Avant-Garde, Dies At 89
RIP Cecil Taylor 1929 - 2018
April 6, 2018·9:51 AM ET 



https://youtu.be/cP5L8tjnB6w


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by MrPleasant on Apr 14th, 2018 at 9:27am
April 14, 2018 12:38AM PT
Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Dies at 86
By Richard Natale and Carmel Dagan      




Czech-born director Milos Forman, who won best directing Oscars for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus,” has died. He was 86.

Forman died Friday in the U.S. after a brief illness, his wife, Martina, told the Czech news agency CTK. She said that “his departure was calm, and he was surrounded the whole time by his family and his closest friends.”

Having made just one American film at the time, the ironic comedy “Taking Off” (1971), which won critical acclaim but failed to connect with audiences, Forman seemed an unlikely choice to direct the adaptation of Ken Kesey’s countercultural novel “Cuckoo’s Nest.” But he brought a balance and objectivity to the film, which could easily have descended into histrionics. The critically lauded and immensely popular film starring the fast-rising Jack Nicholson struck a nerve in 1975, and on Academy Awards night it became the first film since 1934’s “It Happened One Night” to sweep the top five Oscar prizes: best picture, director, actress, actor and screenplay (adapted).

To shoot “Amadeus,” Forman returned to his native Czechoslovakia in 1983 and used little-known theater actors to play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Thomas Hulce) and his rival Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), Forman created a compelling and cogent adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning stage play — helped in great measure by the magnificent Mozartian score. Again, Forman ruled the Oscars, taking another director trophy as the film also drew awards for picture, actor (Abraham), and screenplay, winning eight awards in all. The film was also his most financially successful after “Cuckoo’s Nest.”

With a style that film historian David Thomson said stressed the everyday over the melodramatic and a flair for improvisation, Forman had flourished as a young director in Czechoslovakia with such satirical films as 1966’s “Loves of a Blonde” and 1968’s “The Firemen’s Ball,” the latter of which was refused a showing in his native country because of its satire of bureaucratic thinking.

Forman was in Paris in August 1968 when Russian tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia, ending the Warsaw Pact country’s brief artistic renaissance. Soon thereafter he moved to New York, joining another celebrated Czech director, Ivan Passer, who had penned “Loves of a Blonde” with Forman and others. Forman’s first U.S. film, “Taking Off,” was similar in approach and style to his earlier work, and while it was praised by critics, it did little to establish him as an American director. He also took on “The Decathlon” episode of “Visions of Eight,” a compilation documentary of the Olympics by an octet of different helmers.

Over the years Forman directed few films, and his American track record was mixed. Though “Cuckoo’s Nest” transformed him into an A-list director, he waited four years before his next film, tackling another challenging piece of material, “Hair,” based on the ’60s smash hit musical. But 10 years later, the episodic piece seemed passe onscreen, and Forman’s simple approach was ill-suited for the musical material. He did better with 1981’s “Ragtime,” a mostly successful adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s bestseller centered on intersecting lives in the early 20th century. The film did not score at the box office, however.

He attained commercial and critical success once more with “Amadeus” but never quite scaled those heights again.

Forman appeared next in 1989 with “Valmont,” an adaptation he co-penned of the French period novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses” starring Colin Firth and Annette Bening. While graceful and witty, the film suffered from comparison to the more melodramatic “Dangerous Liaisons,” released the previous year and starring John Malkovich and Glenn Close.

He didn’t direct again until he issued two other satirical pieces in the late ’90s, the first of which was “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” a well-reviewed comedy about the First Amendment controversy stirred up by Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, embodied in the film by Woody Harrelson. While reviews were strong, the film did only moderately well at the box office. But it brought Forman another director nomination in 1996. The reception to his 1999 film “Man on the Moon,” about the offbeat comic Andy Kaufman, was mixed, though lead Jim Carrey pulled in great notices. Again, audiences seemed indifferent to the subject matter.

After an absence of seven years, Forman returned in 2006 with “Goya’s Ghosts,” in which he sought to wed the Inquisition, the life of the painter Goya and the Napoleonic Wars. Implausibilities frustrated critics, but Forman did pull an affecting performance from Natalie Portman, if not from Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard or Randy Quaid as the king of Spain.

In 2009 Forman directed, with his son Petr, the Czech-language “A Walk Worthwhile,” a remake of his earlier 1966 work for Czech television.

Forman collaborated with Vaclav Havel on the adaptation of a novel about the Munich Agreement, through which Hitler annexed Czechoslovakia’s Sudentenland in 1938, but the project did not come to fruition. He also had in development as a directing project the story of Charles Ponzi, the early 20th century fraudster who lends his name to the Ponzi scheme.

In addition to his directing chores, Forman was co-director of the film program at Columbia U. and appeared as an actor in such films as “Keeping the Faith,” “Heartburn” and “New Year’s Day.”

Born in the town of Caslav (also spelled Kaslov), near Prague, Jan Tomas Forman was raised by an uncle and in foster homes following the death of his parents in WWII concentration camps. After graduating from the Prague Film Faculty of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1957, he wrote sketches for the mixed media Laterna Magika, which was celebrated at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels. After departing the group in 1961, he was hired by the Czech state film studio, where he came to attention with two medium-length films, 1961’s “The Talent Competition” and “If There Were No Music.” His feature debut in 1963, “Black Peter,” won the top prize at the Locarno Film Festival and led to such internationally acclaimed efforts as “Loves of a Blonde” and “The Fireman’s Ball.”

Forman was jury president at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985 and the Venice Film Festival in 2000.

In Czechoslovakia Forman was married twice, first to actress Jana Brejchova (his lead actress in “Loves of a Blonde”) and then to Vera Kresadlova, who was the mother of his twin sons Peter and Matej. In 1998 he had another set of twins, Andrew and James, by his third wife, Martina Zborilova.


https://variety.com/2018/film/news/milos-forman-dead-dies-director-one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest-1202753397/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Starbuck on Apr 15th, 2018 at 10:33pm
Not rock, but R Lee Ermey has passed away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu37X1JvVJM

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Apr 16th, 2018 at 5:47am

Starbuck wrote on Apr 15th, 2018 at 10:33pm:
Not rock, but R Lee Ermey has passed away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu37X1JvVJM



Vietnam veteran and a great guy:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/16/602756607/r-lee-ermey-full-metal-jacket-sergeant-dies-at-74

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 24th, 2018 at 5:04pm


RIP Bob Dorough 1923 - 2018

'Schoolhouse Rock' composer and musician Bob Dorough dies at 94

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/04/24/schoolhouse-rock-composer-and-musician-bob-dorough-dies-94/545879002/

A song by him "Comin' Home, Baby" appears in the "new" CD+3-DVDs set "Kings of Rhythm, Vol. 4: Race With the Devil" by Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings released last year

He was "touring" last year!!!


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Apr 26th, 2018 at 5:11pm
Charles Neville, smiling saxophonist of the Neville Brothers, dies at 79








http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2018/04/charles_neville_smiling_saxoph.html

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on May 15th, 2018 at 5:04pm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/obituaries/tom-wolfe-pyrotechnic-nonfiction-writer-and-novelist-dies-at-88.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on May 15th, 2018 at 5:22pm
ABsolutely rock related mojo...

I read one of his book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" I still have it a cpuple of years ago I started a second read, I have it in Spanish Spanish (I mean spanisg from spain) I want it in English, directly from Tom to Voodoo

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Jun 8th, 2018 at 4:02pm

Title: I'm heart broken . . .
Post by gorda on Jun 8th, 2018 at 7:46pm
I don't know if any of y'all remember that besides being in love with Sir Mick Jagger, I used to have a crush on Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channel.  I stopped following his career when he moved to CNN.  Still, I was a fan.  I even bought a used copy of his book Kitchen Confidential. I'm crushed because he ended his life this morning!  So, so sad!  He was only 61!  May he rest in peace! 🌹

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Egon on Jun 9th, 2018 at 2:12am
Bastards & Bitches!

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by robpop on Jun 9th, 2018 at 4:23am
Mental illness sucks, but it can be treated.  Reach out with compassion not with hostility. 

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Paranoid Android on Jun 9th, 2018 at 11:31am
Danny Kirwan, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist who played on five of the British band's albums, died Friday at the age of 68.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/former-fleetwood-mac-guitarist-danny-kirwan-dead-at-68-w521317




Mick Fleetwood, who recruited the then-18-year-old Kirwan to join Fleetwood Mac in 1968, confirmed Kirwan's death with a tribute on the band's Facebook. No cause of death was announced.

"Today was greeted by the sad news of the passing of Danny Kirwan in London, England. Danny was a huge force in our early years. His love for the Blues led him to being asked to join Fleetwood Mac in 1968, where he made his musical home for many years," Fleetwood wrote.

"Danny's true legacy, in my mind, will forever live on in the music he wrote and played so beautifully as a part of the foundation of Fleetwood Mac, that has now endured for over fifty years. Thank you, Danny Kirwan. You will forever be missed!"

Kirwan joined Fleetwood Mac following the release of 1968's Mr. Wonderful – his first appearance with the band was their Number One single "Albatross" – and would record five albums with the band while serving as guitarist and singer: 1969's Then Play On (the band's last Peter Green album) and Blues Jam at Chess, 1970's Kiln House (the first Mac album to feature Christine McVie), 1971's Future Games and 1972's Bare Trees.


Due to his alcoholism, Kirwan was fired from Fleetwood Mac during the tour in support of Bare Trees in 1972. Over the second half of the Seventies, Kirwan released four solo albums. However, Kirwan's next few decades were reportedly marred by bouts of mental health issues and homelessness.

"I've been through a bit of a rough patch but I'm not too bad," Kirwan told the Independent in a rare interview in 1993, after Mick Fleetwood asked the Missing Person Bureau to seek out his former guitarist. "I get by and I suppose I am homeless, but then I've never really had a home since our early days on tour. I couldn't handle it all mentally and I had to get out. I can't settle."

For his contributions to Fleetwood Mac, Kirwan was among the eight members of the band – along with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John McVie, Christine McVie and Jeremy Spencer – that were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998; Kirwan did not attend the induction ceremony.

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jun 9th, 2018 at 6:55pm
RIP Danny!


Here the solos by Danny

https://youtu.be/xmbFG2QnD1g


Well... this is not with Danny but "ooooooh yeaaaaaah"


https://youtu.be/ZXM3nBdiHck

Danny

https://youtu.be/LRbt8K4d7qk

https://youtu.be/S5jh73353KA

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jun 9th, 2018 at 7:43pm

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Jun 9th, 2018 at 7:55pm
those five lps what a run. thank you mr kirwan

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:01pm
Can't believe he was homeless at the end while his bandmates are millionaires

Rock rules but pop pays

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Jun 12th, 2018 at 11:32pm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/10/obituaries/danny-kirwan-dead-fleetwood-mac.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries&action=click&contentCollection=obituaries&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Jun 12th, 2018 at 11:33pm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/obituaries/jon-hiseman-73-drummer-who-melded-rock-jazz-and-blues-dies.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries&action=click&contentCollection=obituaries&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Jun 14th, 2018 at 10:02am
D.J. Fontana, drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, dead at 87




Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana performs at the 50th anniversary celebration concert of Presley's first performance at the Louisiana Hayride in Sherveport, La. on Oct. 16, 2004. (Robert Ruiz/The Shreveport Times via AP)


https://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2018/06/dj_fontana_drummer_who_helped.html

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Gazza on Jun 14th, 2018 at 1:50pm
The whole band now gone to that great gig in the sky.

Truly, the original 'Fab Four'

Good excuse to bust out this gem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0jpqF1uolk

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Jun 20th, 2018 at 9:04pm

Edith Grove wrote on Jun 14th, 2018 at 10:02am:
D.J. Fontana, drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, dead at 87




Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana performs at the 50th anniversary celebration concert of Presley's first performance at the Louisiana Hayride in Sherveport, La. on Oct. 16, 2004. (Robert Ruiz/The Shreveport Times via AP)


https://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2018/06/dj_fontana_drummer_who_helped.html

One of The Greats!
I got to meet this gentlemen!
Great person and great Drummer!
RIP in Peace Mr. Fontana. Yes The Band is back together again

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by CS on Jun 24th, 2018 at 6:00pm
RIP Vinnie Paul

Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Co-Founder, Dead at 54

Damageplan and Hellyeah drummer died in his sleep, yet no cause of death has been determined

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/vinnie-paul-pantera-drummer-and-co-founder-dead-at-54-w521897

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by CS on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 3:31pm
RIP Ed King 1949 – 2018)

https://pagesix.com/2018/08/23/lynyrd-skynyrd-guitarist-ed-king-dead-at-68/


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 3:41pm
Rest in peace, Ed.


Just posted this the other day:

https://youtu.be/MBftFjxWbN0

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 5:17pm
Leslie 'Lazy Lester' Johnson, architect of Louisiana swamp-blues, dies in California at age 85








https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_f5008af2-a6f6-11e8-a6be-e79cdba7af55.html



Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 6:36pm

Edith Grove wrote on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 3:41pm:
Rest in peace, Ed.


Just posted this the other day:

https://youtu.be/MBftFjxWbN0


Yes I saw it last Saturday, spooky!

Please consider not to post more LOL

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 8:30pm
I just Looked at this the other day!
RIP Mr. King!

You Guys Rocked Thank you so much for
the music!

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 9:41pm
RIP ed

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by CS on Sep 4th, 2018 at 7:09pm
RIP Randy Weston (1926-2018)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/obituaries/randy-weston-dead.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-randy-weston-20180904-story.html



Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by CS on Sep 4th, 2018 at 7:10pm

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 28th, 2018 at 7:01pm
This is another really sad news to me as Jefferson Airplane was one of my top bands!

RIP Marty Balin (1942-2018)

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/09/28/bay-area-music-icon-marty-balin-co-founder-of-jefferson-airplane-has-died/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 28th, 2018 at 7:11pm
https://variety.com/2018/music/news/marty-balin-jefferson-airplane-starship-dies-dead-1202961978/


The good old times, this was Marty you B&B

https://youtu.be/WL7HiGD0JcQ

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 28th, 2018 at 7:12pm
Same song, now with video

https://youtu.be/gpYJTLbLwsw

This is rock you B&B!


https://youtu.be/NIZMdanCZtM

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Sep 28th, 2018 at 7:38pm
rip marty thanks for all the great music. only saw him a couple of times once with the reunited airplane in 89 and years before in a club solo. what a voice

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 28th, 2018 at 7:58pm
One question Mojo, that reunited airplane released a GREAT álbum with Nicky Hopkins on piano, the question is... Did they "toured" with Nicky in support of the álbum in 1989???

Other Article, this better https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jefferson-airplane-guitarist-marty-balin-dead-76-730912/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Paranoid Android on Sep 29th, 2018 at 4:48pm
RIP Marty...always a casual fan of JA ans JS...but always enjoyed what I heard...

I think I saw him once with Electric Hot Tuna...cant be sure

But... Comin' Back To Me ...is one of the most beautiful songs written...its mood and transcendence is very similar to what Jagger/Taylor do in Winter. Balin plays and sings this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hziG-cLZW1Y

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Sep 29th, 2018 at 8:59pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Sep 28th, 2018 at 7:58pm:
One question Mojo, that reunited airplane released a GREAT álbum with Nicky Hopkins on piano, the question is... Did they "toured" with Nicky in support of the álbum in 1989???

Other Article, this better https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jefferson-airplane-guitarist-marty-balin-dead-76-730912/


dont recall him being there

https://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/jefferson-airplane-greek-theater-1989-a-183859.html





Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 29th, 2018 at 9:11pm
Thanks Mojo, too bad, he did great pianos with the Jefferson Airplane

BTW... Pako Gertte is there, the avatar I created is there used by Gagi

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Sep 30th, 2018 at 10:03am
Otis Rush, Influential Blues Singer and Guitarist, Is Dead at 83



https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/09/30/obituaries/30rush1/merlin_71649646_8d3c2519-36a2-43ac-a275-16228efedf93-jumbo.jpg?
Otis Rush and his band performed at Pepper’s Lounge in Chicago in December 1963.CreditCreditRay Flerlage/Cache Agency




By Bill Friskics-Warren
Sept. 29, 2018

Otis Rush, a powerful blues singer and innovative guitarist who had a profound influence not just on his fellow bluesmen but also on rock guitarists like Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, died on Saturday. He was 83.

His wife, Masaki Rush, announced the death on Mr. Rush’s website, saying that the cause was complications of a stroke he had in 2003. She did not say where he died.

A richly emotive singer and a guitarist of great skill and imagination, Mr. Rush was in the vanguard of a small circle of late-1950s innovators, including Buddy Guy and Magic Sam, whose music, steeped in R&B, heralded a new era for Chicago blues.

While Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, his predecessors from the city’s South Side, popularized an amplified update of the bare-bones sound of the Mississippi Delta, Mr. Rush’s modernized variant — which came to be called the West Side sound because of its prevalence in nightclubs in that part of town — was at once more lyrical and more rhythmically complex.

“The sound was a radical departure from the down-home records that dominated the market at the time,” the producer Neil Slaven, contrasting Chicago’s West Side sound with its South Side counterpart, observed in the notes to a compilation of Mr. Rush’s 1950s recordings for the independent Cobra label.

Mr. Rush’s output for Cobra showcased his lacerating, vibrato-laden electric guitar lines and his gritty, gospel-inspired vocals — throaty mid-register groaning, thrilling leaps of falsetto. Holding sway beyond Chicago, his adopted hometown, this early body of work served as a rich repository of material for the blues-rock bands of the 1960s.

The British group John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, which featured Mr. Clapton on lead guitar, included a version of Mr. Rush’s slow-burning 1958 shuffle, “All Your Love (I Miss Loving),” on its 1966 album, “Blues Breakers.” Led Zeppelin reimagined Mr. Rush’s grinding 1956 hit, “I Can’t Quit You, Baby,” on its debut album, “Led Zeppelin”; the Rolling Stones updated the same song in 2016 on their album “Blue and Lonesome.”

The Texas guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan named his band after Mr. Rush’s minor-key tour de force “Double Trouble.” Virtuoso rock guitarists including Johnny Winter and Duane Allman have also cited Mr. Rush as an influence.

Mr. Rush’s guitar technique owed a debt to the discursive single-string voicings of jazz players like Kenny Burrell and jazz-inspired bluesmen like T-Bone Walker and B. B. King. But it was also attributable to the fact that Mr. Rush played his instrument left-handed and upside down. Curling the little finger of his pick hand around the bottom E string of his guitar enabled him to bend and extend notes, to dazzling emotional effect.

“When you play lefty, you’re pulling that vibrato down to the floor,” Mr. Rush told Vintage Guitar magazine in 1998, referring to the tremolo arm, or whammy bar, of an electric guitar. “That makes things a lot easier in terms of pressure and control.

“Pulling down makes more sense, to me anyway,” he added, “and I can work it stronger and get it to sustain better.”




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Mr. Rush after receiving a Grammy Award in Los Angeles in 1999 for best traditional blues album, for “Any Place I’m Going.”CreditSam Mircovich/Reuters




The critic Robert Palmer, in his book “Deep Blues” (1981), wrote rapturously of Mr. Rush’s musicianship. “His guitar playing hit heights I didn’t think any musician was capable of: notes bent and twisted so delicately and immaculately,” he wrote, “they seemed to form actual words, phrases that cascaded up the neck, hung suspended over the rhythm and fell suddenly, bunching at the bottom in anguished paroxysms.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 1968, the guitarist Michael Bloomfield said that white blues bands hoping to prove themselves in the 1960s “had to be as good as Otis Rush.”

In 2015 Rolling Stone ranked Mr. Rush 53rd on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists.”

He was born on April 29, 1935, in Philadelphia, Miss., one of seven children of O. C. and Julia (Boyd) Rush. Reared by his sharecropping mother, Otis and his brothers and sisters were often kept out of school to work in the fields to make ends meet. Otis dabbled on the harmonica before he began teaching himself the rudiments of the guitar at age 8.

He moved to Chicago in 1949 after visiting one of his sisters there and seeing the likes of Muddy Waters and Little Walter perform in the city’s South Side clubs. He found work in the local steel mills and stockyards and as a truck driver, and began taking guitar lessons from a local musician, Reggie Boyd.




https://youtu.be/Uy2tEP3I3DM
Otis Rush: I`Cant Quit You BabyCreditCreditVideo by Eire Sandnes



Mr. Rush first appeared in public in 1953, performing unaccompanied and billed as Little Otis. Three years later he was leading a trio at Chicago’s celebrated 708 Club, where he impressed the bluesman Willie Dixon, then working as a talent scout for the West Side businessman Eli Toscano. Mr. Toscano signed Mr. Rush to his newly founded Cobra label in 1956.

A series of commercial and financial setbacks followed. Several record deals unraveled, including the one with Cobra, which went bankrupt in the late 1950s, a casualty of Mr. Toscano’s mounting gambling debts.

In what would prove to be a streak of unusually bad luck, Mr. Rush’s subsequent recordings, for respected blues labels like Chess and Delmark, were often unreleased or delayed. Most notable was “Right Place, Wrong Time,” an album postponed five years before its release in 1976 on the tiny Bullfrog label.

Ultimately acknowledged by fans and critics as a classic, the album might have brought Mr. Rush greater acclaim had it enjoyed the promotional backing of its original, more powerful label, Capitol Records.

Exacerbating misfortunes like this was Mr. Rush’s reputation as a moody and erratic live performer who could enthrall audiences one night but seem lackluster and aloof the next. Some of his recordings were uneven as well, marred by lesser material and slapdash production — a far cry from his peak work for Cobra and Chess.

Weary and disillusioned, Mr. Rush retired from performing in the late 1970s. He staged a comeback in the ’80s and, though he recorded only sporadically after that, he did win a Grammy Award, for best traditional blues album, for “Any Place I’m Going” in 1999. That same year he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He did not make another studio album but continued to tour until he had a debilitating stroke in 2003.

Mr. Rush and Masaki Rush had two daughters, Lena and Sophia, as well as several grandchildren. He also had two sons and two daughters from an earlier marriage. Complete information on survivors was not immediately available.

Though unquestionably a progenitor of an important strain of Chicago blues, Mr. Rush, in an online interview, denied having had any part in coining the term “West Side sound” to describe his music.

“The public came up with this, not me,” he said. “You know, they had the West Side, South Side and North Side. They started naming it Chicago blues. I don’t know: Chicago blues, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York. Who cares? It’s blues, you know?”



https://youtu.be/SJjpPshvio4
Otis Rush & Eric Clapton - Double Trouble (Live At Montreux 1986)CreditCreditVideo by montreuxlive



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/arts/music/otis-rush-dead-chicago-blues-singer-guitarist.html

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Sep 30th, 2018 at 12:00pm
Shit more bad news

BTW "I can't quit you baby" credited to Willie Dixon/Otis Rush, covered by Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and many more was written long time before by "someone" else


Ronnie and Mick Taylor have covered Otis Rush

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 8th, 2018 at 5:52pm

mojoman wrote on Sep 28th, 2018 at 7:38pm:
rip marty thanks for all the great music. only saw him a couple of times once with the reunited airplane in 89 and years before in a club solo. what a voice


RIP Marty. One of the all time great singers.

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Oct 9th, 2018 at 5:36pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Sep 30th, 2018 at 12:00pm:
Shit more bad news

BTW "I can't quit you baby" credited to Willie Dixon/Otis Rush, covered by Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and many more was written long time before by "someone" else


Ronnie and Mick Taylor have covered Otis Rush


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/arts/music/otis-rush-dead-chicago-blues-singer-guitarist.html

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Oct 25th, 2018 at 12:33pm
another goodbye to another good friend

RIP Wah Wah Watson, (1950-2018) too young to die I think

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/wah-wah-watson-guitarist-dead-746962/




Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by lotsajizz on Oct 25th, 2018 at 4:40pm
R.I.P. Tony Joe White

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Oct 25th, 2018 at 4:49pm
Thanks lotsajizz! One more the same day! This sucks

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/tony-joe-white-foo-fighters-letterman-747418/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Oct 27th, 2018 at 2:16pm
BTW... on October 2 Geoff Emerick passed away, he made sound engineering for many including the Beatles

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by MrPleasant on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 1:16pm
Damn…

……………………………………………………………………...


http://californiarocker.com/2018/10/30/rip-hardy-fox-co-founder-and-composer-for-the-residents-dies-at-73/


RIP: Hardy Fox, Co-Founder and Composer for The Residents Dies at 73

October 30, 2018 News RIP, The Latest 0 Comments

By JOHN DALY


Hardy Fox, co-founder of the band The Residents, passed away from brain cancer. He was 73.

Fox was the primary composer for the group, known for its performance art and timely, often anti-establishment songs.

Fox grew up in Texas and attended college in San Francisco in the late 1960s.

Hardy had not played with The Residents since 2015, when he retired. He did continue to write music until his passing.

A lover of music aside from his work with The Residents, Fox also recorded under other pseudonyms, including Sonido de la Noche, TAR, Chuck, Charles Bobuck among others.

A statement on The Residents website said Fox was a “source of joy to those around him.”

It also reads: “As president of the corporation from 1982-2016, the company benefited from Hardy’s instinct for leadership and direction, but his true value came from his longtime association with The Residents. As the group’s producer, engineer, as well as collaborator on much of their material, Fox’s influence on The Residents was indelible; despite any formal training, his musicality was nevertheless unique, highly refined and prolific.

“Blessed with a vital sense of aesthetics, a keen ear, and an exquisite love of the absurd, Hardy’s smiling face was a constant source of joy to those around him. He will be missed. After a series of recent health problems, Hardy succumbed to a brief illness. He is survived by his husband, Steven Kloman.”


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Nov 15th, 2018 at 12:42pm


Country musician Roy Clark, of 'Hee Haw' fame, dead at 85

by Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk, NCD




Grammy-winning country musician Roy Clark, best known for co-hosting "Hee Haw," has died at age 85.

His publicist said in a news release that he died from complications from pneumonia in his Tulsa, Oklahoma, home.

In addition to work on "Hee Haw," Clark was a Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member. USA Today reported he played multiple instruments, including the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica.

In TV, he was a frequent guest host for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show." He co-hosted "Hee Haw" for the program’s entire 24-year run.

Clark is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara, his sons  Roy Clark II and wife Karen, Dr. Michael Meyer and wife Robin, Terry Lee Meyer, Susan Mosier and Diane Stewart, his grandchildren Brittany Meyer, Michael Meyer, Caleb Clark, Josiah Clark and his sister Susan Coryell.

Variety reported that a memorial will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A date has not yet been announced.



https://myconnection.cox.com/article/trending/36f06d70-e8ff-11e8-8a27-b890222360d1/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Nov 15th, 2018 at 12:58pm
https://youtu.be/g42ZsbVwNAI

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Paranoid Android on Nov 15th, 2018 at 4:48pm
Clark was a big part of the DC Bluegrass scene...when DC was the Bluegrass capital of the US...he was from Anacostia...SE DC

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by nankerphelge on Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:20pm
What a talent.  Sad to hear but he led a wonderful life.

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by MrPleasant on Nov 24th, 2018 at 9:44am
RIP, Mr Roeg (who co-directed "Performance".)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46329949

Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90

Director Nicolas Roeg, whose films include Don't Look Now and Performance, has died aged 90, his family says.

In a career spanning six decades, he was celebrated for his original and controversial film-making.

His 1973 psychological thriller Don't Look Now caused controversy for its graphic sex scenes.

Roeg also directed Mick Jagger in the crime drama Performance and David Bowie in the science fiction movie The Man Who Fell To Earth.

His son, Nicolas Roeg Jr, said his father died on Friday night. "He was a genuine dad. He just had his 90th birthday in August," he said.

Edgar Wright, the British director of Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver, was among those who paid tribute to "a master of the art".



edgarwright
✔  @edgarwright 

Farewell to the extraordinary cinematic talent, director Nicolas Roeg. His films hypnotized me for years and still continue to intrigue. Along with classics like Performance & Walkabout, I could watch Don't Look Now on a loop & never tire of its intricacies. A master of the art.







Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Gazza on Nov 24th, 2018 at 1:34pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr76UV4sESg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1AISYKpxmZBEaY7U-0IBh2noGWYwqmh69HdfESUYsVFEzkNhOey0ooDuc

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Nov 27th, 2018 at 2:46pm

MrPleasant wrote on Nov 24th, 2018 at 9:44am:
RIP, Mr Roeg (who co-directed "Performance".)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46329949

Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90

Director Nicolas Roeg, whose films include Don't Look Now and Performance, has died aged 90, his family says.

In a career spanning six decades, he was celebrated for his original and controversial film-making.

His 1973 psychological thriller Don't Look Now caused controversy for its graphic sex scenes.

Roeg also directed Mick Jagger in the crime drama Performance and David Bowie in the science fiction movie The Man Who Fell To Earth.

His son, Nicolas Roeg Jr, said his father died on Friday night. "He was a genuine dad. He just had his 90th birthday in August," he said.

Edgar Wright, the British director of Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver, was among those who paid tribute to "a master of the art".



edgarwright
✔  @edgarwright 

Farewell to the extraordinary cinematic talent, director Nicolas Roeg. His films hypnotized me for years and still continue to intrigue. Along with classics like Performance & Walkabout, I could watch Don't Look Now on a loop & never tire of its intricacies. A master of the art.


remember going to see Walkabout with my brothers and mom when it was released. i was quite young and the opening with the car fire blew me away as a youngster. what an amazing career. rest in peace mr roeg

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Nov 27th, 2018 at 6:38pm

Paranoid Android wrote on Nov 15th, 2018 at 4:48pm:
Clark was a big part of the DC Bluegrass scene...when DC was the Bluegrass capital of the US...he was from Anacostia...SE DC

Yes He was a great, and yes he lived in DC but sorry we are very proud of the fact, he was from/born in Sweet Virginia,  Meherrin, VA! His Family Moved to the DC area when he was 11.


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Bitch on Nov 27th, 2018 at 6:51pm
I'm writing a new verse to Paint if Black.
Like a old man dying, it just happens every day

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Jan 2nd, 2019 at 5:52am
Dr. Hook’s Ray Sawyer, ‘Cover of Rolling Stone’ Singer, Dead at 81


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/dr-hook-ray-sawyer-dead-773938/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:07pm
RIP Clydie King (1943 - 2019)

Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, HUmble Pie, and many many more

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:15pm
Well, some samples (in addition to some of the best songs on Ecila on Main Street

https://youtu.be/8z9wni2uzR8

https://youtu.be/PbveLDvePDQ

https://youtu.be/4nph9B2dSXk

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:16pm

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:19pm
Her Works with the ROlling Stones courtesy of Nico Zentgraf (the link is page 1 of 2, at the bottom click for the second page)

http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=8976589&pid=r&mode=ALL&query=Clydie+King+&t=s

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Gazza on Jan 10th, 2019 at 1:19pm
Dylan's personal life after he divorced Sara in 1977 is shrouded in lots of mystery and rumour but its been long speculated that he may have been married to Clydie in the early 80's and/or had a child with her.

He later (in 1986) did marry and have a child with another backing singer, Carolyn Dennis, although the marriage ended in the early 90s.

She was a wonderful singer. Really enjoyed her contribution to his gospel era records and shows.

Until yesterday, I never knew that the backing singers on 'Sweet Home Alabama' were Clydie, Merry Clayton and Al Kooper.

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 10th, 2019 at 2:15pm
Clydie full credits according to All Music

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/clydie-king-mn0000133688/credits

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 10th, 2019 at 6:09pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:19pm:
Her Works with the ROlling Stones courtesy of Nico Zentgraf (the link is page 1 of 2, at the bottom click for the second page)

http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=8976589&pid=r&mode=ALL&query=Clydie+King+&t=s


https://youtu.be/DyQ7YVXrCk4

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Jan 11th, 2019 at 2:18pm
A Rolling Stone Article

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/clydie-king-ray-charles-bob-dylan-singer-dead-777417/

Title: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Starbuck on Feb 21st, 2019 at 12:17pm
Wow...this one stings.

Not sure if we still have an obit thread anymore, but it deserves its own thread, no?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/peter-tork-monkees-dead-at-77-obituary-797269/?fbclid=IwAR35p6XKpaVV0FNDDUjddVzm-DI3B8IbIeX4YaJ74Nv8SQ2TGFvW2Se3Qlo

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Edith Grove on Feb 21st, 2019 at 1:31pm
Used to watch The Monkees every Saturday morning as a kid.

RIP Peter

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by gimmekeef on Feb 21st, 2019 at 5:10pm
RIP Mr Tork...never a Monkees fan but they (and Neil Diamond) had some good pop songs.

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Starbuck on Feb 21st, 2019 at 7:37pm
Great 60s pop, no matter howe you look at it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_XEIlMje64

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Sailor on Feb 21st, 2019 at 8:01pm
May he rest in peace. His music will never die.

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 21st, 2019 at 8:10pm
RIP Peter, I already mentioned that when I was a kid the Monkees were big, and I was a 10 YO kid when they started, they have a TV series, a comic magazine and records, I had some of my first Picture sleeves singles by them. I felt I was groovy LOL one day my older brother and some of his friends when to my house and they said something like “Come on, do you have records of the Monkees? they are bull shit” then I started to listen to my brothers albums and discovered the difference, then I started to listen psychedelic music, blues and classic rock instead of that bubble gum and sunshine commercial pop.

Again RIP Peter

Some facts: The Jimi Hendrix Experience was their opening act in a tour and they interacted with the Beatles and Frank Zappa

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by mojoman on Feb 21st, 2019 at 8:13pm
my wife thought you were the cutest. thanks for the memories

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Paranoid Android on Feb 22nd, 2019 at 9:14am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQMuIvF_Si8

RIP Peter.
Responsible for many smiles...

BTW...Good friends with Stephen Stills (Stills was offered and passed on the part of Pete and referred Tork)

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Starbuck on Feb 22nd, 2019 at 8:35pm

Paranoid Android wrote on Feb 22nd, 2019 at 9:14am:
BTW...Good friends with Stephen Stills (Stills was offered and passed on the part of Pete and referred Tork)


Actually, the producers rejected Stills because of his teeth or something like that. When he got rejected, he let Peter know about it.

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by andrews27 on Feb 23rd, 2019 at 8:46pm

Paranoid Android wrote on Feb 22nd, 2019 at 9:14am:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQMuIvF_Si8

RIP Peter.
Responsible for many smiles...

BTW...Good friends with Stephen Stills (Stills was offered and passed on the part of Pete and referred Tork)


Jeez, I haven't heard this since I was 12 years old and AM radio was about to be defeated by FM.  It's so manufactured that it calls 3/4 of The California Sound into question, including Love, Buffalo Springfield, and CSNY.  2:29 of this kind of work invites its own backlash.  Sadly, I love it and miss it.

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Feb 23rd, 2019 at 9:26pm
fleabit peanut monkey?

https://youtu.be/vmWEEawpU2s


LOL I watched this video from the forst article (Rolling Stone link above) and found that Peter looks like our veruy own fleabit peanut monkey

Title: Re: RIP Peter Tork
Post by Egon on Feb 27th, 2019 at 3:29am
And now mark hollis from talk talk… only 64.....


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Mar 11th, 2019 at 9:49pm
RIP Hal Blaine
February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019
One Of The Greatest Drummers of our Time!


https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/f167/t56g13h9/DRUMMERS/.highres/HalBlaine.jpg


https://youtu.be/N0KwNDEwm1Y




Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 11th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Too bad

Just in time some days ago Charlie Watts recorded for a documentary for Hal

http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1549487741

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Mar 11th, 2019 at 10:15pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Mar 11th, 2019 at 10:00pm:
Too bad

Just in time some days ago Charlie Watts recorded for a documentary for Hal

http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1549487741


Thanks Voodoo, I couldn't remember where I came across
The Video on Hal's Drums. I should have figured it was here and You! Rocks Off Rules! I love this place!

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:13pm
you made the world a better sounding place thanks for all that magic!

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Mar 17th, 2019 at 6:58pm
Dick Dale, king of surf guitar, dead at 81

by Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk, NCD







Dick Dale, whose airy guitar licks became the foundation of the surf rock genre, died Saturday at 81.

Sam Bolle, a bassist who performed with Dale, confirmed his death to The Guardian. Dale suffered from various health issues. His cause of death was not released.
Dale’s 1962 hit "Miserlou" re-found fame decades later as the opening credit song for the movie "Pulp Fiction."



https://youtu.be/ZIU0RMV_II8


His 1961 single "Let’s Go Trippin’" is considered the first instrumental surf rock song.
Dale’s distinct playing style led to his unique sound. It also led to his work helping Leo Fender design the Stratocaster guitar.
"(Fender) used to say: ‘When it can withstand the barrage of punishment from Dick Dale, then it is fit for the human consumption.’ So I blew up over 50 amplifiers. And that’s why they call me the Father of Heavy Metal," Dale told the Miami New Times in 2011.

Dale stopped performing in the mid 1970s but was playing again by the 1980s and continued touring into the 21st century. Although he had health insurance, it did not provide coverage to pay to replenish supplies to keep his stoma infection-free, BIllboard reported in 2015. Dale suffered from Diabetes and had post-cancer treatments.
"I can’t stop touring because I will die. Physically and literally, I will die," Dale said.



http://myconnection.cox.com/article/trending/8d57f9c4-4900-11e9-9141-e7c0f39f42aa/



https://youtu.be/yjXXKxbUG8s

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Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 18th, 2019 at 2:41pm

Kilroy wrote on Mar 11th, 2019 at 9:49pm:
RIP Hal Blaine
February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019
One Of The Greatest Drummers of our Time!





https://youtu.be/N0KwNDEwm1Y


Watts, who took part in an L.A. event celebrating Blaine’s 90th birthday last month, issued a statement that reads, “Godspeed Hal. He gave us all so much. Feeling very blessed to have celebrated his life with him.”


Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts among stars paying tribute to legendary drummer Hal Blaine



http://rock107.com/brian-wilson-ringo-starr-charlie-watts-among-stars-paying-tribute-to-legendary-drummer-hal-blaine/


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Post by mojoman on Mar 19th, 2019 at 1:22pm



Edith Grove wrote on Mar 17th, 2019 at 6:58pm:
Dick Dale, king of surf guitar, dead at 81

by Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk, NCD









Dick Dale, whose airy guitar licks became the foundation of the surf rock genre, died Saturday at 81.

Sam Bolle, a bassist who performed with Dale, confirmed his death to The Guardian. Dale suffered from various health issues. His cause of death was not released.
Dale’s 1962 hit "Miserlou" re-found fame decades later as the opening credit song for the movie "Pulp Fiction."



https://youtu.be/ZIU0RMV_II8


His 1961 single "Let’s Go Trippin’" is considered the first instrumental surf rock song.
Dale’s distinct playing style led to his unique sound. It also led to his work helping Leo Fender design the Stratocaster guitar.
"(Fender) used to say: ‘When it can withstand the barrage of punishment from Dick Dale, then it is fit for the human consumption.’ So I blew up over 50 amplifiers. And that’s why they call me the Father of Heavy Metal," Dale told the Miami New Times in 2011.

Dale stopped performing in the mid 1970s but was playing again by the 1980s and continued touring into the 21st century. Although he had health insurance, it did not provide coverage to pay to replenish supplies to keep his stoma infection-free, BIllboard reported in 2015. Dale suffered from Diabetes and had post-cancer treatments.
"I can’t stop touring because I will die. Physically and literally, I will die," Dale said.



http://myconnection.cox.com/article/trending/8d57f9c4-4900-11e9-9141-e7c0f39f42aa/



https://youtu.be/yjXXKxbUG8s




caught hiim live a couple of times. dude was a force of nature. rip kahuna

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Mar 22nd, 2019 at 11:06am
Starting now and for the next hour a webradio tribute to Dick Dale

https://ibero909.fm/playlist-9091

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Child in Wonderland on Apr 1st, 2019 at 4:08pm
Mexican rock musician appears to kill himself after #MeToo claim

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/apr/1/armando-vega-gil-botellita-de-jerez-bass-player-ap/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on May 1st, 2019 at 5:33am
Russ Gibb — Detroit rock visionary, schoolteacher and 'Paul is dead' prankster — dies at 87


https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2019/04/30/russ-gibb-detroit-grande-ballroom-paul-mccartney/3635010002/

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Post by Edith Grove on May 30th, 2019 at 6:08am
Minnesota blues hero Tony Glover, an influence on Dylan and the Stones, dies at 79


After his '60s trio Koerner, Ray & Glover, the harmonica blower went on to become an esteemed music writer and radio host but was still often called on stage by Patti Smith, Beck and others.

By Chris Riemenschneider Star Tribune  MAY 30, 2019



https://stmedia.stimg.co/1008927026+1GLOVER053119.jpg?



He was the harmonica player Mick Jagger enlisted for a lesson, and the Doors, Patti Smith and Beck all invited on stage to perform with them in Minneapolis; the Minnesota music hero honored by both Bob Dylan and the Replacements in concerts at St. Paul’s Midway Stadium; the writer and musicologist who penned blues tomes, magazine articles and Dylan liner notes.

To the close friends and family mourning Tony Glover this week, he was also just an ultracool, storied but laid-back guy they relished hanging around.

Glover died Wednesday afternoon of natural causes after being hospitalized since May 13. He was 79.

Using the bluesman pseudonym “Little Sun,” Glover made his earliest and best-known mark on music in the early-1960s acoustic blues and folk group Koerner, Ray & Glover. The trio’s three albums for Elektra Records — especially their 1963 debut “Blues, Rags & Hollers” — were cited by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, Bonnie Raitt and many more as an influence on their music.

In a 2002 interview shortly before his longtime bandmate Dave “Snaker” Ray lost his cancer battle, Glover said, “Ragged but right; that’s what we always aimed for.”

A Minneapolis native who grew up loving Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Leadbelly alongside Ray (his classmate at University High School in Dinkytown), Glover became emblematic of the white kids whose reverence of African-American blues musicians shaped rock music through much of the 1960s.

“If three white kids from the Midwest could make a record that sounds that black and deep and soulful, that really was inspirational,” Rolling Stone’s esteemed senior editor David Fricke told the Star Tribune. “It became a foundation for so much of what came after it.”

Glover and Ray continued to perform and record together up through Ray’s passing. In the 1980s they opened for the likes of B.B. King and John Lee Hooker and kept a house gig at the 400 Bar that brought new life to Minneapolis’ old West Bank music scene. Another mainstay of that scene and era, Willie Murphy, died in January.

In the 1990s, Ray and Glover recorded albums for the hip indie-rock labels Rough Trade and Tim/Kerr and were championed by younger trendsetters like Lucinda Williams and Beck, each of whom asked them to perform at their early First Avenue concerts.

The duo would also intermittently rejoin with Spider John Koerner, now the sole survivor of their legendary trio. Koerner is currently traveling abroad but checked in back home to hear the sad news.

Glover’s reputation among other musicians and musicheads extended well past his own musicianship.

He brought a hip veneer to top 40 radio station KDWB as a late-night host in the late-’60s, for which he landed interviews with Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend when they performed in Minneapolis. He also wrote articles for Rolling Stone, Creem and Crawdaddy magazines in the 1960s and ’70s that helped prototype rock journalism.

Glover also became a leading commentator on the music of Dylan, whom he first met as a University of Minnesota “student” and later hung out with in New York, including a trip together to visit a hospitalized Woody Guthrie in 1963. He penned liner notes for the landmark Dylan concert recording “Live 1966: The ‘Royal Albert Hall’ Concerts” and is featured throughout Martin Scorsese’s definitive Dylan docuseries “No Direction Home.”

Dylan, in turn, wrote of “One Foot in the Grave,” a 1996 Koerner, Ray & Glover album, “Exactly like you’d think it would be, stunning. Every time they play the lights shine.”

During a Midway Stadium concert in 2005 — not far from the house where Glover and his wife lived in St. Paul — Dylan mumbled a shout-out to his old friend on stage and visited with him backstage. A decade later in the same stadium, Paul Westerberg invited Glover to play harmonica in Jimmy Reed’s “Going to New York” during the Replacements’ lone hometown reunion concert.

While he also took on the arduous task of learning to play sitar during a brief relocation to Berkeley, Calif., Glover was steadfast about blues harmonica. That led to him writing three instructional books and co-authoring a 2002 biography of blues music’s most revered harp blower, “Blues With a Feeling: The Little Walter Story.”

His writing duties also included more liner notes for albums by John Lee Hooker, John Hammond, Lazy Bill Lucas, Willie & the Bees, the Jayhawks and many more.

After Ray’s death, Glover kept up appearances on Twin Cities stages with a new trio, V3, featuring Galen Michaelson and Jon Rodine. He also reiterated his folkier side in a Woody Guthrie tribute show that also starred Charlie Maguire and Pops Wagner.

Glover and Koerner sporadically performed together again during the late-’00s, including a semiregular return to the West Bank gig that led to the 2009 album “Koerner & Glover: Live at the 400 Bar.”

Looking back on his 40- to 50-year relationship with his Koerner, Ray & Glover bandmates in 2002, the blues stalwart said their connection was more about a love for the music than it was friendship.

“I can probably count on one hand the number of times we’ve gotten together socially, where it wasn’t related to a gig or something work-related,” Glover said. The upside to that, he added, “is that when we do get together, it’s always fun. That may be part of our chemistry.”




http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-blues-hero-tony-glover-an-influence-on-dylan-and-the-stones-dies-at-79/510605432/

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on May 30th, 2019 at 9:24am
I gotta admit, never heard about him, so I searched and looks like a cool cat. He released two albums in 1963 and 1965


Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Jun 1st, 2019 at 1:42pm
RIP Roky Erickson, 1947 - 2019... from the The 13th Floor Elevators, a sike-ay-delic band from Austin, Texas. Love their sound, get high and listen in his memory

Anybody remember this band?

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/31/728821278/roky-erickson-of-the-13th-floor-elevators-dies-at-71

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/roky-erickson-psychedelic-rock-icon-with-the-13th-floor-elevators-dies-at-71

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Jun 1st, 2019 at 1:59pm
https://youtu.be/a6JLKbSjH3E

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Jun 1st, 2019 at 5:46pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Jun 1st, 2019 at 1:42pm:
RIP Roky Erickson, 1947 - 2019... from the The 13th Floor Elevators, a sike-ay-delic band from Austin, Texas. Love their sound, get high and listen in his memory

Anybody remember this band?

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/31/728821278/roky-erickson-of-the-13th-floor-elevators-dies-at-71

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/roky-erickson-psychedelic-rock-icon-with-the-13th-floor-elevators-dies-at-71



of course!! pyschedelic warrior.was lucky enough to have seen him perform about a dozen years back in battery park. true legend. rest in peace

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Jun 11th, 2019 at 10:02am
RIP Dr, John

A thread in his memory here http://rocksoff.org/cgi-bin/messageboard/YaBB.pl?num=1559863605/all

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Jun 23rd, 2019 at 6:46pm
I hope the Stones do something in New Orleans to recognize the recently departed icons of NOLA rock-n-roll.





Dave Bartholomew, Mainstay of New Orleans R&B, Dies at 100




Fats Domino, left, and Dave Bartholomew, who co-wrote and produced many of Mr. Domino’s hits. “Dave was one of rock ’n’ roll’s first great producers,” one expert said.CreditCreditCharles L. Franck/Franck Bertacci Photograph Collection, via Historic New Orleans Collection



By Bill Friskics-Warren
June 23, 2019



Dave Bartholomew, the producer, arranger, composer, trumpet player and bandleader who had a major hand in the shaping of New Orleans rhythm and blues and early rock ’n’ roll, died on Sunday in New Orleans. He was 100.

His death was confirmed by his son Ron.

An influential figure who worked mainly behind the scenes, Mr. Bartholomew was best known for the hits he produced for and wrote with Fats Domino, including “Ain’t That a Shame” (originally released under the name “Ain’t It a Shame”) and “Blue Monday.”

Under Mr. Bartholomew’s direction, Mr. Domino placed 65 singles on the Billboard pop chart from 1955 to 1964. Among rock ’n’ roll singers, only Elvis Presley had more during that period.

Mr. Bartholomew’s musical reach extended well beyond his collaborations with Mr. Domino. He also produced and arranged signature hits by Lloyd Price (“Lawdy Miss Clawdy”), Shirley and Lee (“Let the Good Times Roll”) and Smiley Lewis (“I Hear You Knocking”). “My Ding-a-Ling,” Chuck Berry’s only No. 1 pop single, was an adaptation of “Little Girl Sing Ding-a-Ling,” a recording Mr. Bartholomew made under his own name in 1952. Elton John, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Hank Williams Jr. and Cheap Trick, among many others, have recorded material associated with Mr. Bartholomew.

“His importance cannot be overstated,” Dr. Ira Padnos, a practicing anesthesiologist and the founder of the Ponderosa Stomp, a national touring revue and foundation that recognizes and promotes the work of American roots music pioneers, said in an interview for this obituary in 2010.





Mr. Bartholomew in 1972 performing during the Newport Jazz Festival. He earned the nickname Leather Lungs for his ability to hold a note.CreditDon Hogan Charles/The New York Times



“Dave was one of rock ’n’ roll’s first great producers,” Dr. Padnos said. “And he created what might have been the first rock ’n’ roll record with ‘The Fat Man,’ ” a hit for Mr. Domino in 1949. “There was nothing else like it at the time. He put a heavy backbeat behind an old blues tune, and it became rock ’n’ roll.”

That “big beat,” as it came to be known, was supplied by the drummer Earl Palmer, one of several unerringly funky musicians whom Mr. Bartholomew recruited to work in his band. (Others included the saxophonists Lee Allen and Alvin (Red) Tyler.)

Besides appearing on his sessions, this tight ensemble played on Little Richard’s volcanic mid-50s hits “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally.” It also backed Sam Cooke, with a young Allen Toussaint on piano, during his 1960 tour of the United States.

Fusing Mardi Gras parade rhythms, jump blues, big-band jazz and Tin Pan Alley pop, Mr. Bartholomew and his band created a Crescent City groove that became as enduring a part of rock ’n’ roll vernacular as Bo Diddley’s “shave-and-a-haircut” beat and Mr. Berry’s “ringin’ a bell” guitar.

No less remarkable was the fact that Mr. Bartholomew, a black man, achieved such prominence working in the Jim Crow South. “He was operating in a very segregated environment,” John Broven, the author of “Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans,” said in an interview. “You had to be somebody special to rise to the top.”





Mr. Bartholomew, left, shakes hands with Fats Domino in 1999 at the 50th anniversary observance of Mr. Domino’s first recording session in New Orleans.CreditJennifer Zdon/The Times-Picayune, via Associated Press




Dave Bartholomew was born on Dec. 24, 1918, in Edgard, La. (Some sources say the year was 1920, but the family said 1918 is correct.) The son of a jazz trumpet player, he grew up in a musical home and learned to play the tuba before moving on to trumpet.

He earned the nickname Leather Lungs for his ability to hold a note, and by the time he was a teenager he had spent time in a number of the region’s most popular bands, including those led by Joe Robicheaux and Papa Celestin. He later worked briefly with Jimmie Lunceford’s big band, and with a military band while serving in the Army, where he began writing and arranging music.

After serving in World War II he formed his own group, which appeared in New Orleans night spots like the Club Tijuana and the Dew Drop Inn, before meeting the record mogul Lew Chudd, who signed Mr. Bartholomew to his label, Imperial.

Mr. Bartholomew was working for the label as a talent scout when he first heard Mr. Domino perform, at the Hideaway Club in New Orleans. “The Fat Man,” the first single the two men made together, became a national hit and offered early proof of Mr. Bartholomew’s astute mix of commercial and artistic instincts.

“He was smart enough to know you couldn’t get a song named ‘Junker Blues’ played on the radio,” Dr. Padnos explained, referring to the drug-themed song on which “The Fat Man” was based, “so he came up with ‘The Fat Man’ instead. With Fats he wrote stuff that was accessible enough that the kids would buy it.”


The genial, steady-rolling arrangements Mr. Bartholomew wrote for Mr. Domino all but ensured the mainstream appeal of his music. The records Mr. Bartholomew released under his own name had more of a Caribbean or Afro-Cuban feel than his collaborations with Mr. Domino and the other youth-oriented performers whose sessions he produced. With titles like “Shrimp and Gumbo” and “Carnival Day,” these recordings were evocative of local New Orleans culture.

A broad cross section of Mr. Bartholomew’s music, including his work with renowned blues musicians like T-Bone Walker and Roy Brown, was presented in “The Spirit of New Orleans: The Genius of Dave Bartholomew,” a two-CD set released by Capitol Records in 1993.

Mr. Bartholomew’s name was linked to steadily fewer hit records as the 1960s gave way to the ’70s, but he remained active into his 80s. His 1998 studio album, “New Orleans Big Beat” (Landslide), featured “Jazz Fest in New Orleans,” which became the unofficial anthem of the city’s annual Jazz and Heritage Festival.

He was given a Trustees Award, for lifetime achievement, by the Recording Academy in 2014.

Survivors include his wife, Rhea (Douse) Bartholomew; his daughters, Diane Wilson and Jacqueline Temple; his sons, Dave Jr., Don and Ron; three stepchildren, Alvin LaBeaud, Darrell LaBeaud and Deborah Hubbard; a sister, Thelma Cooper; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bartholomew’s compositions have been included on the soundtracks of music-themed movies like “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1956) and “American Graffiti” (1973). A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

That he was inducted in the “nonperformer” category was appropriate but perhaps misleading, Mr. Broven said. In addition to being “the one who organized all the musicians and whipped everyone into shape in the studio,” he noted, “he was a great musician himself, a red-hot trumpeter.”



https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/obituaries/dave-bartholomew-dies-at-100.html





Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Jun 23rd, 2019 at 7:20pm
RIP Dave Bartholomew, 100 years!!! WOW

https://youtu.be/LCWGb5mO4kM

https://youtu.be/LNjuxtjtuWg

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Jun 30th, 2019 at 8:26pm
RIP Gary Duncan from Quicksilver Messenger Service

https://youtu.be/olnbwZxjcbI



Title: New Orleans legend Art Neville, founder of the Meters and Neville Brothers, dies at 81
Post by Edith Grove on Jul 22nd, 2019 at 3:05pm
New Orleans legend Art Neville, founder of the Meters and Neville Brothers, dies at 81



https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/nola.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/fd/afd5d394-f596-5a2d-9e93-7a11cf1d6e00/5d16664fab55e.image.jpg?


https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/keith_spera/article_4059d432-ac9f-11e9-9615-9f5f01d9ebd6.html

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Jul 24th, 2019 at 2:20pm
rest in peace mr neville what a career. did the stones have anything to say?

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Jul 24th, 2019 at 8:47pm
I was lucky to get to see The Meters' last club gig:



https://youtu.be/psPFhu4kKgw

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Jul 24th, 2019 at 8:50pm
May I call you one lucky bastard?

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 16th, 2019 at 10:38pm
Rip Peter Fonda.....Yes, it's rock related!  ::)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnGzl-OEyGE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0VodxmVyWbMdB3AWb7h1jJyuL9uTHFEu88RcPIWR54aqgdIrIGGLlUkDE

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by mojoman on Aug 17th, 2019 at 1:08am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 16th, 2019 at 10:38pm:
Rip Peter Fonda.....Yes, it's rock related!  ::)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnGzl-OEyGE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0VodxmVyWbMdB3AWb7h1jJyuL9uTHFEu88RcPIWR54aqgdIrIGGLlUkDE



enjoy your ride thru eternity peter!

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Aug 21st, 2019 at 10:19am
RIP Larry ‘The Mole’ Taylor

Canned Heat’s Larry ‘The Mole’ Taylor has died aged 77
by PAUL CASHMERE on AUGUST 20, 2019

http://www.noise11.com/news/canned-heats-larry-the-mole-taylor-has-died-aged-77-20190820?fbclid=IwAR2THCzcSWsjS7YufLzCdQ_4rDQubeBX6h1c_LJs4Rt55A5WQITT957k_DU

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Aug 22nd, 2019 at 8:26pm
"To Have A Good Boogie You Got Have a Bottom"
and That's what The Heat Had
Larry The Mole Taylor!
      https://youtu.be/OogS5So-VZ4
Rip and THank you!

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Edith Grove on Sep 7th, 2019 at 3:51pm
Swampers guitarist Jimmy Johnson has died






Swampers guitarist Jimmy Johnson.




By Matt Wake | mwake@al.com


He played guitar on Aretha Franklin hits, recorded iconic Rolling Stones tracks and co-founded one of America’s most storied studios.

And now today, Jimmy Johnson, original member of The Swampers sessions musicians group that played a massive role in giving Muscle Shoals its out-sized musical magic, has died.

Johnson was 76.

His son, Jay Johnson, announced Jimmy’s passing on Facebook. “He is gone. Playing music with the angels now,” Jay wrote in his Facebook post.


Jimmy Johnson leaves behind a recording legacy that’s as rich as they come.

His work with Franklin alone is towering. Johnson played guitar on essential Aretha songs including "Respect," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "Think" "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)." "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." And that's just the hits.

After Franklin died in 2018, Johnson told me her gospel-style piano playing was the secret to her sound. “I think that added a lot to her songwriting and also to her vocals," he said back then. "It was the thing that made (The Swampers) gel with her.”

Johnson's recording credits extend miles beyond Franklin.

He laid down guitar tracks on all-time cuts by Etta James (“Tell Mama”), Wilson Pickett (“Mustang Sally,” “Land of a 1000 Dances”), Paul Simon ""Kodachrome," “Loves Me Like a Rock”), Staple Singers (“I’ll Take You There," ”Respect Yourself"), Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”), Arthur Conley (“Sweet Soul Music”) and on and on.

Johnson was also an accomplished engineer. He recorded Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman” at Sheffield’s Norala Sound Studio. “At that time Percy had never sung on a record before,” Johnson told me in 2016. “And the performance he gave was so pristine and so good that it was almost hard to believe that was his first time. I think he was pretty scared to death when he came there that day. But I tell you what, that vocal on there ...”

Johnson would go on to engineer many more sessions at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, which he founded in Sheffield with his fellow Swampers - bassist David Hood, keyboardist Barry Beckett and drummer Roger Hawkins - also known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Probably the most famous is The Rolling Stones’ December 1969 sessions at Muscle Shoals Sound. The Stones sessions produced blues-rocker deluxe " Brown Sugar" and country ballad “Wild Horses,” as well as gritty blues cover “You Gotta Move.” Those three songs were released on the 1971 album “Sticky Fingers,” widely considered to be one of The Rolling Stones’ best ever.

In 2014 Johnson talked with me about recording The Stones: “All of a sudden 12 hours before the session I found out I’ve gotta do it. We had to get those songs cut within about five hours (each). The songs were not even finished written, two of them, ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Wild Horses,’ they wrote them as we were doing them.”

The biggest challenge Johnson recalled in recording the Stones was “the fact that Keith (Richards, Stones guitarist) liked to play on ’10.' Loud.”

Growing up, Johnson played in local bands include The Del-Rays. His first paying gig was at age 15 at the Tuscumbia National Guard Armory, earning a princely $10. Johnson’s session musician career first took off in the mid-60s at Muscle Shoals’ FAME Recording Studios, where he worked for producer Rick Hall, the father of “the Muscle Shoals sound,” a tight but loose approach sometimes described as country-funk.

He was Hall’s first paid employee at FAME, sweeping floors and making coffee. After Hall’s first house rhythm section left FAME to move to Nashville for work, Johnson, Beckett, Hawkins and Hood became FAME’s second rhythm section - and would go on to become that studio’s most famous. In addition to all the wonderful music they helped record, The Swampers profile received a major boost when they were given a shout-out in one of rock’s most enduring anthems, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit “Sweet Home Alabama”: “Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers/And they’ve been known to pick a song or two.”

At FAME, The Swampers became known for their song-first mentality and soulful playing on R&B hits by the likes of Franklin, Pickett and James, among many others.

In 1969, Johnson, Beckett, Hawkins and Hood opened their own recording studio, which became Muscle Shoals Sound, in a former coffin factory located across from a cemetery. The cinder block building may have been humble but soon even the address there, 3614 Jackson Hwy., would become well-known among musicians and fans. In addition to The Stones, other now-classic artists to record at Muscle Shoals Sound during the studio’s 10 year prime - both at the 3614 original and lesser known 1000 Alabama Ave. location - included Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Cher, Bob Seger and Bob Dylan.

For recording sessions, Johnson often played a Telecaster, Strat or orange Gretsch 6120 guitar through a Fender Vibrolux amp. His guitar style was focused on rhythm. It was clever, funky and sharp. Just the right chord or simple-tasteful lick at just the right moment on a track. And knowing how to let a song breathe.

In 2013, there was renewed interest in Johnson and The Swampers, with the release documentary film “Muscle Shoals,” which chronicled Hall and The Swampers’ intertwined paths. In recent years, music fans were able to see Johnson, who mostly focused on studio work, perform live more often, at gigs with the Muscle Shoals Revue, playing onstage versions of Shoals-made classics.

Hood was visiting Johnson in the hospital just an hour before Johnson’s passing. Later, after hearing his friend of 60 years - not just his longtime musical and business partner - had died, Hood says, “I was devastated. Jimmy was a brother to me. I would not be in this world of music if not for Jimmy and his encouragement. From the first time I ever touched a bass he encouraged me. I would not be doing what I’m doing if not for Jimmy Johnson."

Johnson also was important to a new generation of Muscle Shoals musicians. After news of Johnson’s death broke, Grammy winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell posted on Isbell’s Twitter account, “The mighty Jimmy Johnson has passed. A lot of my favorite music wouldn’t exist without him, and he was always kind to me. Hard times for the folks back home.”

A few years ago, Muscle Shoals Sound's interior was restored to its vintage look, including a tufted green and gold striped ceiling. The double-8-shaped white Styrofoam sound proofing is also period-correct, as are various musical instruments in the main room. Behind big glass windows, there's a control room with recording console and analog tape machine.

Johnson enjoyed stopping by the studio during tours. He loved to interact with visitors from around the world eager to learn about Muscle Shoals Sound mojo, and get to know the studio’s tour guides.

“Jimmy was a great storyteller,” recalls Muscle Shoals Sound executive director Debbie Wilson.

And the people at Muscle Shoals Sound are determined to continue to tell Jimmy Johnson’s story. Even if today is a hard one to get through.

“We look at his guitar and cry,” Wilson says. “We look at the control board and cry. But the music, legacy and his spirit will live on and we are honored to make sure it does.”



https://www.al.com/life/2019/09/swampers-guitarist-jimmy-johnson-has-died.html

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Post by Edith Grove on Sep 10th, 2019 at 1:21pm
Influential photographer Robert Frank dead at 94



https://www.latimes.com/la-me-robert-frank-snap-story.html





Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Voodoo Chile in Wonderland on Sep 10th, 2019 at 1:40pm
Thanks Edith, well, 94 and active is a great way

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer
Was 94

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/arts/robert-frank-dead-americans-photography.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&fbclid=IwAR3Bc92f38x_YoXbOcC38ri4JdK2gAx-5hv8O4XT6csLQ4lp2WLn5G7Sv3k

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Gazza on Sep 10th, 2019 at 7:09pm
https://youtu.be/_lNP-x94-SE

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Starbuck on Sep 13th, 2019 at 8:44pm
Looks as if nobody has as of yet marked the passing of Eddie Money.

Cancer can suck my testicles.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/13/entertainment/eddie-money-cancer-death-trnd/index.html

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Kilroy on Sep 13th, 2019 at 10:48pm
https://youtu.be/-WiKhTfeZ9EEddie was great, Saw him at Champagne Jam 1978 in Atlanta, he played with every one that played that day. Mother's Finest, Doobie Brothers, Atlanta Ryhthm Section
He seem to be a hard workin Party loving Rockin Roller! RIP Eddie! Thank you

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Gazza on Sep 15th, 2019 at 7:32pm
Ric Ocasek of the Cars has now died as well

https://pagesix.com/2019/09/15/the-cars-frontman-ric-ocasek-found-dead-in-manhattan-townhouse/?fbclid=IwAR3lRe0nDaWV0r32lsdZlozeWBG_5iKWKdqxUJuD6_jpUi1qrot41ry85KI

Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of iconic new-wave rock band The Cars, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, law enforcement sources told The Post. He was 70 years old.

Ocasek was discovered unconscious and unresponsive at around 4:14 p.m. inside his Gramercy Park pad by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, sources said.

He appeared to have died from natural causes, sources added.

Ocasek and his seminal new wave band The Cars shot to fame with their self-titled hit album in the 1978, which included hits such as “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Just What I Needed.”

The singer reflected on his years in the band when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.

“It’s certainly a wonderful feeling to be accepted by peers and you see the people that are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who gets inducted, it’s a positive feeling that you get,” Ocasek said in an interview with Rolling Stone.

From 1978 to 1987, the band churned  out six records — “five of which are good-to-great,” said Erik Adams, an AV Club music critic, in a 2018 article.

“And then there are The Cars, the type of band that put out a perfect debut record, and then had the audacity to not pack it in after that,” the critic wrote.

In 1984, the band received another notable accolade, winning MTV’s “Video of the Year” award for its hit song off its 5th album, “You Might Think.”

After a long hiatus, the band reunited in 2011 and released an album called “Move Like This.” It was the band’s first, and only, album without late- bassist Benjamin Orr, who died in 2000.

Ocasek had recently placed the home where he was found on the market after he and Porizkova announced their split in May 2018.

The pair — who shared two children together — had been together for 28 years when they separated.



Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Starbuck on Sep 15th, 2019 at 10:11pm
Gazza, this is a tough one.

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by WaiteringOnAFiend on Sep 16th, 2019 at 2:09am
Honk.
He may not have closed his own car door (like Meghan Merkel) and may not even be barely remembered by many, his first and perhaps greatest mistake was naming his band as he did, rather than as The Coupes, Our Motors, The Floats, The Shitboxes or The Wagons.

Title: Re: The rock related Obituary Thread
Post by Paranoid Android on Sep 16th, 2019 at 10:26am


RIP RO...(not RocksOff!)

I re-discovered The Cars about 4 years ago when I started my Spotify membership.

I urge everyone to listen to the First Album, The Cars- Deluxe Edition.
It has of course the first album, but it also includes all the demos of the songs, before they are all tightened/produced/minimized to the sounds we all know today.

Those guys were real rockers...

Their live album Live At The Agora is also excellent and shows how good they were live at the start of their career.

My fave is Candy-O



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