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  posted on 12/24/2011 at 06:16 PM
Rest in Peace.

Don Kirschner

Frankie Toler

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (worked with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker,
Bo Diddley)

Pinetop Perkins

Hubert Sumlin

Gary Moore

Honeyboy Edwards

Amy Winehouse

Clarence Clemons

Gladys Horton (lead vocalist in the all-female Motown group The Marvelettes)

Jerry Leiber (of the Leiber-Stoller songwriting duo)

Nickolas Ashford (of the Ashford & Simpson duo)

Charles Louvin (The Louvin Brothers)

Gerry Rafferty

Mickey Welsh (bass player for the power pop band Weezer)

Charles Fambrough (Jazz double bassist for Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis,
McCoy Tyner and others)

Mick Karn (member of Japan, worked with Gary Numan, David Torn)

Tommy Crain- Guitar and banjo (worked with the Flat Creek Band,
Charlie Daniels Band and Buckeye)

Delores Hope (Jazz Singer, wife of comedian Bob Hope)

Sylvia Robinson (the mother of Hip-Hop, produced The Moments,
Grandmaster Flash and The Sugar Hill Gang; Co-founder and CEO of
Sugar Hill Records)

Bert Jansch ( folk singer and guitarist; Half of the duo Bert and John
and member of Pentangle)

Freddie Gruber (Jazz; Drummer and drum teacher, worked with
Charlie Parker and Buddy DeFranco; his students included Neil Peart,
Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith and Dave Weckl)

Kenny Baker (fiddle, played with The Bluegrass Boys and Don Gibson's
band)

Dan Peek (member of the band America)

Frank Foster (Jazz Saxophonist who played with Count Basie, Elvin Jones,
Jimmy Smith and others)

Charles Kaman (founded Ovation Instruments that became The Ovation
Guitar Company)

Terry Clements (Gordon Lightfoot's longtime guitarist)

Joe Morello (jazz drummer in The Dave Brubeck Quartet)

Cornell Dupree

Snooky Young (Trumpet and flugelhorn, worked in the Tonight Show band,
B.B. King, Count Basie, The Band and others)

Gil Scott-Heron ("The Revolution Will Not Be Televised")

Alan Rubin AKA "Mr. Fabulous" (Blues Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington,
SNL Band, Frank Zappa and many more)

Carl Gardner (member of The Coasters)

Wild Man Fischer

Wurzel (was a guitarist in Motorhead)

Chuck Ruff (drummer for Sammy Hagar in the late 1970's)

Bob Brunning (Original temporary bass player for Peter Green's
Fleetwood Mac)

Doyle Bramhall (blues rock; member of The Chessmen, The Nightcrawlers,
The Vaughan Brothers, father of guitarist Doyle Bramhall II)

Paul Yandell (Country guitarist who worked with Kitty Wells, Jerry Reed,
Chet Atkins, Les Paul and more)

Bee Spears (longtime bass player for Willie Nelson)


 

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  posted on 12/24/2011 at 06:38 PM
Dobie Gray, Paul Motian (jazz drummer) and, last week, Cape Verde diva Cesaria Evora.







[Edited on 12/25/2011 by Shavian]

 

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  posted on 12/24/2011 at 07:11 PM
Was indeed a very sad year....many Legends, many Great Musicians and fine people, too many, left us. May each of them RIP. Each will be missed.

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 12:30 AM


[Edited on 12/25/2011 by gotdrumz]

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 04:16 AM
Omitted in the list above:

Taz DiGregorio (Charlie Daniels Band Keyboardist), tragically passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, following injuries he sustained in a car accident.

Steve Prestwich. Cold Chisel (Australia) drummer. Sudden and tragic death in January 2011 due to complications from a brain tumour. I really love Cold Chisel. They are currently touring again but it looks like only "Down Under".

Harry Muskee (Dutch Blues singer, leader of Cuby & The Blizzards).

[Edited on 12/25/2011 by ABBDutchFan]

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 02:38 PM
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Omitted in the list above:

Taz DiGregorio (Charlie Daniels Band Keyboardist), tragically passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, following injuries he sustained in a car accident.

Steve Prestwich. Cold Chisel (Australia) drummer. Sudden and tragic death in January 2011 due to complications from a brain tumour. I really love Cold Chisel. They are currently touring again but it looks like only "Down Under".

Harry Muskee (Dutch Blues singer, leader of Cuby & The Blizzards).

[Edited on 12/25/2011 by ABBDutchFan]



Man , I forgot Taz passed , he was amazing . R.I.P.

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 03:11 PM
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Steve Prestwich. Cold Chisel (Australia) drummer. Sudden and tragic death in January 2011 due to complications from a brain tumour. I really love Cold Chisel. They are currently touring again but it looks like only "Down Under".



Massive Chisel fan here. Got put onto Jimmy Barnes in the 80s by a Kiwi flatmate and Cold Chisel followed. I saw Ian Moss playing in a bar in Manly on my first visit to Australia in 94 and was so lucky to catch Chisel in Wollongong in 1998. Fantastic band who never got their just rewards IMHO. RIP Steve Prestwich!

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 04:37 PM
some truly great ones.
RIP

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 04:50 PM
Chuck Ruff (drummer for Sammy Hagar in the late 1970's)
Edgar Winter's drummer from the Frankenstein / Free Ride Day's
I missed this one. Sad
All are sad.

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 06:36 PM
Jazz piano great, Sir George Shearing.
Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme (Barclay James Harvest), by his own hand.
Polly Styrene (X-Ray Specs).
Phoebe Snow.





[Edited on 12/26/2011 by Shavian]

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 07:38 PM
Oh, and here's another omission:

George ‘Mojo’ Buford

2011 sure took it's toll on The Blues.

 

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  posted on 12/25/2011 at 07:39 PM
Oh, and didn't a band member from Gwar die on the tour bus?

 

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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 10:19 PM
Not sure if anyone remembers David Rea. He died a few weeks back. I used to see him play when I was young. He was credited as a writer on Mississippi Queen. He also played guitar for Gordon Lightfoot. His first album was highly promoted by Rolling Stone magazine. A big back cover spread. It was called Maverick Child. A good song which I still play at my gigs sometimes. His second album had several Grateful Dead members on it. He also had an album called By The Grace of God which had a long talking blues called David and Goliath (in the Alice's Restaurant style)
 

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  posted on 12/26/2011 at 11:28 PM
Let me add the name of Sid Yochim, longtime (from the start) lead driver of the Charlie Daniels Band. If you ever met him and his ten gallon smile (it matched his hat) you would never forget him. RIP
"Put the money on the table, and I'll be there early to pick it up." Sid
Also, a long time friend and road manager, Rick "Crabber" Crabtree. He worked with many of the country acts back in the late 70s through the early 90s. In his sleep from cardiac arrest as he was recovering from throat cancer. He spent time with two of the hardest to manage acts in country Johnny Paycheck and Tanya Tucker. Not known to any of you, but people like Rick and Sid are the reason the acts you love make it to the stage. RIP Crabber.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2011 at 02:41 AM
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Let me add the name of Sid Yochim, longtime (from the start) lead driver of the Charlie Daniels Band. If you ever met him and his ten gallon smile (it matched his hat) you would never forget him. RIP
"Put the money on the table, and I'll be there early to pick it up." Sid
Also, a long time friend and road manager, Rick "Crabber" Crabtree. He worked with many of the country acts back in the late 70s through the early 90s. In his sleep from cardiac arrest as he was recovering from throat cancer. He spent time with two of the hardest to manage acts in country Johnny Paycheck and Tanya Tucker. Not known to any of you, but people like Rick and Sid are the reason the acts you love make it to the stage. RIP Crabber.





Rigt on. I'd like to add fiddle greats Benton Flippen and Paul David Smith, and great Nashville side musician Tom Roady as well who died on Ricky Skaggs' bus. Kenny Baker's loss, of course, was huge.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2011 at 01:23 PM
Mothers of Invention member Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood passed away on Sunday, Christmas Day, at the age of 69.

Sherwood was the sax player and vocals and vocal sounds effects for the Mothers and played on the Zappa albums 200 Motels, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasals Ripped My Flesh and We’re Only In It For The Money.

He also appeared in Zappa’s films 200 Motels, Video From Hell and Uncle Meat.

After the demise of The Mothers Sherwood occasionally got together with other ex-Mothers and performed as The Grandmothers.

Sherwood and Frank Zappa were childhood friends. They met in 1956. Jim was in the same class at school with Frank’s brother Bobby Zappa. Jim and Frank first played together in 1964 in Zappa’s very first band The Blackouts.

He joined the Mothers of Invention initially as a roadie and contributed sound effects to the first album ‘Freak Out’ in 1966. In 1967 he became a full-time member of the band.

Jim’s nickname was Motorhead, named because he was always repairing old cars, trucks and motorbikes.

 

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Mothers of Invention member Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood passed away on Sunday, Christmas Day, at the age of 69.

Sherwood was the sax player and vocals and vocal sounds effects for the Mothers and played on the Zappa albums 200 Motels, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasals Ripped My Flesh and We’re Only In It For The Money.

He also appeared in Zappa’s films 200 Motels, Video From Hell and Uncle Meat.

After the demise of The Mothers Sherwood occasionally got together with other ex-Mothers and performed as The Grandmothers.

Sherwood and Frank Zappa were childhood friends. They met in 1956. Jim was in the same class at school with Frank’s brother Bobby Zappa. Jim and Frank first played together in 1964 in Zappa’s very first band The Blackouts.

He joined the Mothers of Invention initially as a roadie and contributed sound effects to the first album ‘Freak Out’ in 1966. In 1967 he became a full-time member of the band.

Jim’s nickname was Motorhead, named because he was always repairing old cars, trucks and motorbikes.




Ahhhh...That sucks.

A couple of my favorite Motorhead Sherwood moments.....

1. On one of Frank's compositions (either on Lumpy Gravy or We're Only In It
For The Money), while the music is going on, Jim is talking about fixing cars
and girlfriends. Funny Stuff.

2. On the epic "King Kong," off of Uncle Meat, Jim starts ripping it up
on Sax at the 1:44 mark (Frank titled this section "As Motorhead Explains it.")
Some great avant-garde sax there.

I think with Sherwood now gone, that just leaves Estrada, Gardner, Preston
Underwood and Tripp as the surviving original Mothers.

Rest In Peace.

And thanks to everyone who added to the list of
musicians/music industry folks who passed away. I knew my
list was rather incomplete.

[Edited on 12/28/2011 by woodsdweller]

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 12:14 PM
WHAT? I can't believe that Alan Rubin died in June and I'm just hearing about it now... That's what I get for being to busy to keep up with stuff...

Wow, we lost some great ones this year. Thanks for the list!

 

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  posted on 12/29/2011 at 05:48 PM
The great Sam Rivers passed away on 12/26. My all time favorite jazz sax player (soprano and tenor sax and piano). Sam was instrumental in the avant garde jazz scene in the 60's and 70's with his Soho loft in NYC, Studio Rivbea. Sam could bop, swing, play lush melodies and take it way outside, better than anyone. A great loss to the music world.
 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 01:26 PM
RIP 26. November - Keef Hartley (John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Keef Hartley Band)

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 01:41 PM
RIP 27. February - Eddie Kirkland (Little Richard, Otis Redding, Ruth Brown, Ben E. King)

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 01:42 PM
April 26th - Phoebe Snow (RIP)

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 01:44 PM
Sadly the list goes on:

7th of August - Marshall Grant (Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two)

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 01:47 PM
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Oh, and didn't a band member from Gwar die on the tour bus?


RIP 03. November - Cory Smoot (GWAR)

 

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  posted on 12/30/2011 at 09:31 PM
Ronnie Hammond of Atlanta Rhythm Section
died on March 14, 2011 at a Forsyth, GA (Heart)

 
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