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Remembering a few of our lost Friends.

R. I. P.

Philip Lynott
Monsters of Rock September 4th 1983
Photo © Copyright 1983 Bernd Mueller
Philip Lynott
Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott
August 20th 1949 --- January 4th 1986
Philip's Gravesite





Gregg Allman
Co-founder and lead singer, keyboards for Southern Rock's legendary ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
 Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman
Gregory LeNoir Allman
8th December 1947 -- 27th May 2017



Chris Cornell
Lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave
 Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell
born: Christopher John Boyle
20th July 1964 -- 17th May 2017



Banner Thomas
Original bassist for MOLLY HATCHET and co-writer
of such songs as "Flirtin' With Disaster'

 Banner Thomas
Banner Thomas
circa 1954 -- 10th April 2017



John Geils Jr.
lead guitarist in the J. Geils Band
 John Geils Jr.
John Geils Jr.
John Warren "J." Geils Jr.
20th February 1946 -- 11th April 2017



Sib Hashian
... at one time drummer for the rock group Boston he
was famously part of Boston's self-titled album, which featured
the mega-hit "More Than a Feeling."

 Sib Hashian
Sib Hashian
John Thomas "Sib" Hashian
17th August 1949 -- 22nd March 2017



Chuck Berry
 Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry
18th October 1926 -- 18th March 2017



John Wetton
He rose to fame with bands Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson,
Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry, Uriah Heep, and Wishbone Ash.
After his period with King Crimson, Wetton formed UK, and
later he was the frontman and principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia.

 John Wetton
John Wetton
John Kenneth Wetton
29th June 1949 -- 31st January 2017



Geoff Nicholls
Long time member of Black Sabbath
 Geoff Nicholls
Geoff Nicholls
Geoffrey James "Geoff" Nicholls
28th February 1948 -- 28th January 2017



Butch Trucks
Founding member of The Allman Brothers Band
 Peter Overend Watts
Butch Trucks
Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks
11th May 1947 -- 25th January 2017



Overend Watts
Founding member of Mott The Hoople
 Peter Overend Watts
Peter Overend Watts
Peter Overend Watts
15th May 1947 -- 22nd January 2017



Peter Sarstedt
Best known for his hit single
"Where Do You Go To My Lovely?"

 Peter Sarstedt
Peter Sarstedt
Peter Eardley Sarstedt
10th December 1941 -- 8th January 2017



Allan Williams
Best known as the first manager of the Beatles
 Allan Williams
Allan Richard Williams
17th-March-1930 - - 30th-December-2016



Rick Parfitt
of STATUS QUO
 Rick Parfitt
Photo by By Håkan Henriksson
Rick Parfitt
Richard John Parfitt
12th-October-1948 - 24th-December-2016



Frank Murray
Frank was a seminal figure in Irish rock music, who first came to prominence
as a key member of the Thin Lizzy camp. For many years, he was the band’s tour manager
and worked closely alongside Philip Lynott. When his involvement with Lizzy ended,
Frank took on a similar role with Elton John and The Specials and, later on, he managed The Frames,
overseeing their signing to ZTT Records; Kirsty McColl; and most famously, The Pogues.

 Frank Murray
Frank Murray
??-??-50 - 22nd December-2016



Greg Lake
Founding member of ELP - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Center in photo

Greg Lake
Gregory Stuart "Greg" Lake
10th-November-1947 - 6th-December-2016




Leon Russell
 Leon Russell
Leon Russell
2nd-April-1942 - 13th-November-2016



Leonard Cohen
 Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Norman Cohen
21st-September-1934 - 10th-November-2016



Scotty Moore
Guitarist for ELVIS
 Mike Porcaro
Scotty Moore
Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III
27th-December-1931 - 28th-June-2016



Henry McCullough
Best known for his work with WINGS.
Also Joe Cocker, Spooky Tooth, Pink Floyd, and Sweeney's Men ...

McCullough can be heard saying the words "I don't know; I was really drunk at the time"
on Pink Floyd's album 'Dark Side of the Moon' at the end of the song "Money".


With Paul McCartney
Henry McCullough
Henry Campbell Liken McCullough
21st-July-1943 - 14th-June-2016




Nick Menza
former member of Megadeath from 1989-1998 and in 2004.

Nick Menza
23rd-July-1964 – 21st-May-2016




Robbie Brennan
former member of Phil Lynott's bands GRAND SLAM,
and the SOUL BAND, as well as their early band SKID ROW.

Brennan has played with many of Ireland's great musicians, such as, Christy Moore,
Stepaside, Auto Da Fé, Jimi Slevin and the Electric Band, Paul Brady and Clannad.


Robbie Brennan
???? - 12th-April-2016




Keith Emerson
Founding member of ELP - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Keith Emerson
Keith Noel Emerson
2nd-November-1944 - 10th-March-2016




Jon English
An Australian legend; singer songwriter, musician, actor.
The year 1977 was a memorable one for him; he wrapped up
his fifth album, celebrated his third number one hit single
"Words Are Not Enough" and toured with Irish rock band, THIN LIZZY.


Jon English
Jonathan James "Jon" English
26th-March-1949 - 9th-March-2016




George Martin
The "FIFTH" Beatle


George Martin
Sir George Henry Martin CBE
3rd-January-1926 - 8th-March-2016




Jim McCann
The Dubliners' singer
And a legendary figure in Irish folk music


Jim McCann
James "Jim" McCann
26th-October-1944 - 5th-March-2016




Rusty Burns
Member of Texas band Point Blank
Also collaborator with ZZ Top, and Stevie Ray Vaughan


Rusty Burns
James Russell Burns
?? / ??? / 1953 - 19th-February-2016




Maurice White
founder of Earth, Wind & Fire


Maurice White
Maurice White
19th-December-1941 - 3rd-February-2016




Paul Kantner
Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship ...


Paul Kantner
Paul Lorin Kantner
17th-March-1941 - 28th-Jaunaury-2016




Signe Anderson
Jefferson Airplane's original female vocalist (pre-Grace Slick)
2nd from right, next to the late Spencer Dryden on her left (died 2005)


Signe Anderson
Signe Toly Anderson
15th-September-1941 - 28th-Jaunaury-2016




Jimmy Bain
Most famous for his time with WILD HORSES, RAINBOW, DIO, GARY MOORE,
PHIL LYNOTT, THIN LIZZY to name just a few.


Jimmy Bain
James Stewart Bain
19th-December-1947 - 24th-Jaunaury-2016




Gary Loizzo
The American Breed, most famous for "Bend Me, Shape Me"
also an enginer for Styx, REO Speedwagon, Dennis DeYoung, Survivor ...


Gary Loizzo
Gary Alexander Loizzo
16th-August-1945 - 16th-Jaunaury-2016




Dale Griffin
Mott The Hoople
Most famous for David Bowie's song:
"All The Young Dudes"


Dale Griffin
Terence Dale "Buffin" Griffin
24th-October-1948 - 17th-January-2016




Glenn Frey
The EAGLES and a solo career


Glenn Frey
Glenn Lewis Frey
6th-November-1948 - 18th-Jaunaury-2016




David Bowie


Photo © Copyright 1983 Wolfgang Guerster
David Bowie
David Robert Jones
8th-December-1947 - 10th-Jaunaury-2016




Lemmy Kilmister
Motorhead, Hawkwind


Photo © Copyright 1991 Wolfgang Guerster


with Phil Lynott
Lemmy Kilmister
Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister
24th-December-1945 - 28th-December-2015




Scott Weiland
best known as a member of Stone Temple Pilots

Scott Weiland
Scott Richard Kline
27th October-1967 - 3rd December-2015



Bob Johnston
famous Producer of Dylan, Cash,
Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and so many others


Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash with Bob Johnston
Donald William 'Bob' Johnston
14th-May-1932 - 13th-Aug-2015




Wayne Carson
aka Wayne Carson Thompson
wrote THE LETTER a hit for The Boxtops


Wayne Carson
Wayne Carson Head
31st-May-1943 - 20th-July-2015




Eric Wrixon
A founding member of both (Van Morrison &) THEM
and THIN LIZZY


Eric Wrixon
Eric Wrixon
29-June-1947 - 10th-July-2015



Michael Lee
See here with a version of Thin Lizzy in 2004

Photo © Copyright 2004 James Taylor
Michael Lee
Michael Gary Pearson
19th-November-1969 - 26th-May-2015



B. B. King
 B. B. King
B. B. King
Riley B. "B.B." King
16th-September-1925 - 14th-May-2015



Jack Ely
Former KINGSMEN member
and "Louie Louie" singer
(bottom left)

 Jack Ely
Jack Ely
Jack Brown Ely
11th-September-1943 - 28th-April-2015



Mike Porcaro
Bassist for TOTO
 Mike Porcaro
Mike Porcaro
Michael Joseph Porcaro
29th-May-1955 - 15th-March-2015



Andy Fraser
A founding member of FREE
 Andy Fraser
Andy Fraser
Andrew McLan "Andy" Fraser
3rd-July-1952 - 16th-March-2015



Bruce Crump
ex-MOLLY HATCHETT and ex-STREETHEART
 Bruce Crump
Bruce Crump
Bruce Hull Crump, Jr.
17th-July-1957 - 16th-March-2015



THREE DOG NIGHT's
JIMMY GREENSPOON
 Jimmy Greenspoon
Jimmy Greenspoon
James Boyd "Jimmy" Greenspoon
7th-February-1948 - 11th-March-2015



DALLAS TAYLOR
Best known for his work with CSN and CSNY.
 Dallas Taylor
Dallas Taylor
Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr.
7th April 1948 - 18th January 2015



TIM DRUMMOND
 TimDrummond
Shown with CSNY ... 3rd from left.
Timothy Drummond
Timothy Lee Drummond
20th April 1940 - 10th January 2015



JOE COCKER
 Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE
20th May 1944 - - 22nd December 2014



IAN McLAGAN
Best known as a Member of Rod Stewart's FACES
and touring with the ROLLING STONES
 Ian Mclagan
Ian McLagan
Ian Patrick 'Mac' McLagan
12th May 1945 - - 3rd December 2014



BOBBY KEYS
Best known as the longtime ROLLING STONES saxophonist
 Bobby Keys
Bobby Keys
Robert Henry "Bobby" Keys
18th December 1943 - - 2nd December 2014



JACK BRUCE
Best known as bass player in CREAM
 Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce
John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce
14th May 1954 - 25th October 2014



RAPHAEL RAVENSCROFT
Best known for his sax solo on
Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"
 Raphael Ravenscroft
Raphael Ravenscroft
Raphael Ravenscroft
4th June 1954 -- 19th October 2014



Jeff Plewman, best known as
NASH THE SLASH
Canadian solo musician and front man for the band  Nash the Slash
 Nash The Slash
Nash The Slash
Jeff Plewman
26th March 1948 -- 10th or 11th May 2014



Scott Asheton
Co-founder of (IGGY POP and) THE STOOGES
 Scott Asheton
Scott Asheton
Scott Randolph Asheton
16th August 1949 -- 15th March 2014



Bob Casale
A founding member of DEVO
 Bob Casale
Bob Casale
born Robert Edward Pizzute, Jr.
14th July 1952 -- 17th February 2014



Fergie Frederiksen
best known as the former lead singer of Trillion, Angel, Le Roux and Toto,
as well as a background vocalist for Survivor ...
 Fergie Frederiksen
Fergie Frederiksen
Dennis Hardy "Fergie" Frederiksen
15th May 1939 -- 18th January 2014



Half of THE EVERLY BROTHERS (left) ...
Phil Everly
 Phil & Don Everly  Phil Everly
Phil Everly
Phillip "Phil" Everly
19th January 1939 -- 3rd January 2014



Lou Reed
Solo artist and ex-VELVET UNDERGROUND ...
 Lou Reed
Lou Reed
real name: Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed
2nd March 1942 -- 27th October 2013
 


Philip Chevron
Member of THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE,
an Irish punk rock band formed in 1976,
and later of THE POGUES.

 Philip Chevron
Philip Chevron
real name: Philip Ryan
17 June 17th 1957 - October 8th 2013

 

The quietly famous
JJ Cale
 JJ Cale
JJ Cale
John Weldon Cale
December 5th 1938 - July 26th 2013



Ray Manzarek
The DOORS
 Ray Manzarek
Ray Manzarek
Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr.
February 12th 1939 -- May 20th 2013



Clive Burr
Ex-IRON MAIDEN drummer (1979-82)
 Clive Burr
Photo © Copyright Virginia Turbett / Redferns
Clive Burr
March 8th, 1957 - March 12, 2013



TEN YEARS AFTER's
Alvin Lee
 Alvin Lee
Alvin Lee
December 19, 1944 - March 6, 2013



SOFT MACHINE's
Kevin Ayers
 Kevin Ayers
Photo © Copyright 1967 John Williams/Getty Images
Kevin Ayers (second from right)
Kevin Ayers
August 16th 1944 - February 18th 2013



The TROGGS'
Reg Presley
 Reg Presley
Reg Presley
Reginald Maurice Ball
June 12th 1941 - February 4th 2013



Best known as the bass player in
IRON BUTTERFLY

Lee Dorman
 Lee Dorman
Lee Dorman
Douglas Lee Dorman
September 15th, 1942 - December 21st, 2012



Best known for his impressive keyboard work with
DEEP PURPLE and WHITESNAKE

Jon Lord
 Jon Lord
Jon Lord
Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord
June 9th 1941 - July 16th 2012



THE Band's
LEVON HELM
 Levon Helm / the BAND
Levon Helm
Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm
May 26, 1940 - April 19, 2012



Creator of the iconic MARSHALL amplifier
JIM MARSHALL
 Jim Marshall
Jim Marshall
James Charles "Jim" Marshall
July 29th 1923 - April 5th 2012



Ronnie Montrose
 Ronnie Montrose
Ronnie Montrose
Ronald Douglas Montrose
November 29th 1947 - March 3rd 2012



Sean Bonniwell
(the MUSIC MACHINE)

 Sean Bonniwell
Sean Bonniwell
Thomas Harvey "Sean" Bonniwell
August 16th 1940 - December 20th 2011




John Du Cann
Thin Lizzy: GERMAN TOUR 1974
  Thin Lizzy -- German Tour 1974
Photo © Copyright 1974 Andy Gee
JOHN Cann, BRIAN Downey, ANDY Gee, May 1974
Photo © Copyright 1974 Andy Gee
stage name John Du Cann
born: John William Cann
June 5th 1946 -- September 22nd 2011



Gary Moore
 Gary Moore
Gary Moore
Robert William Gary Moore
April 4th 1952 - February 6th 2011



Lead singer, songwriter, bass player
from THE GRASS ROOTS

ROB GRILL
Rob Grill in 1982
Rob Grill
Robert Frank "Rob" Grill
November 30th 1943 - July 11th 2011



Best know from BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's E-STREET BAND
Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons
Anicholas Clemons, Jr.
January 11th 1942 - June 18th 2011


Inspiration for the name LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Leonard Skinner
 Leonard Skinner
Leonard Skinner
Forby Leonard Skinner
11th January 1933 - 4th October 2010



Steve Lee
Steve Lee - Gotthard
Steve Lee of Gotthard

Steve Lee
August 5, 1963 - October 5, 2010



former Kinks' bassist
Peter Quaife
 former Kinks bassist: Peter Quaife

Peter Quaife
Peter Alexander Greenlaw Quaife
December 31st 1943 --- June 26th 2010




Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio
Photo © Copyright 1986 Wolfgang Guerster
Ronnie James Dio
Ronaldo James Giovanni Padavona
July 10th 1942 --- May 16th 2010



Irish broadcaster
Gerry Ryan
Broadcaster Gerry Ryan, RTE
Gerry Ryan
Gerard "Gerry" Ryan
June 4th 1956 - April 30th 2010



Alex Chilton
lead singer of THE BOXTOPS
most famous for their 1967 hit THE LETTER


Alex Chilton
William Alexander "Alex" Chilton
28th-December-1950 - 17th-March-2010




Designer of the guitar bearing his name
 Les Paul  Les Paul
Les Paul
 Les Paul
Les Paul
Lester William Polsfuss
June 9th 1915 - August 13th 2009



Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey
Norman Jeffrey Healey
March 25, 1966 - March 2nd 2008



Arthur Lee


Arthur (left) with Jimi Hendrix
Arthur Lee
Arthur Porter Taylor
March 7th 1945 -- August 3rd 2006



Jakson "Thunderfoot" Spires
Founding member of BLACKFOOT and later
SOUTHERN ROCK ALLSTARS

Jakson
Photo © Copyright 2001 V Watson
Jakson "Thunderfoot" Spires
Jakson W. Spires
April 12th 1951 - March 16th 2005



George Harrison
the Beatles, then a major SOLO artist.

George Harrison
George Harrison, MBE
25th-February-1943 - 29th-November-2001


Cozy Powell
Cozy Powell
Photo © Copyright Wolfgang Guerster
Cozy Powell
Born: Colin Flooks
December 29th 1947 - April 5th 1998



Brian Connolly
Best known as lead singer of THE SWEET
 Brian Connolly
Brian Connolly
Brian Francis Connolly

5th-October-1945 - - 9th-February-1997



Rory Gallagher

Rory: September 10th 1988
Photo © Copyright Wolfgang Guerster
Rory Gallagher
William Rory Gallagher
March 2nd 1948 - June 14th 1995



Mick Ronson
Worked with such artists as:
Ian Hunter, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan

One of David Bowie's "Spiders From Mars" (below, right)
 Mick Ronson
Mick Ronson
Michael "Mick" Ronson

26th-May-1946 - - 29th-April-1993



Freddie Mercury
of QUEEN

 Freddy Mercury
Freddie Mercury
Born: Farrokh Bulsara
5th-September-1946 - - 24th-November-1991



Memeber of METALLICA 1982-1986
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton
 Clifford Lee Burton
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton
10th February 1962 - 27th September 1986



John Lennon
the Beatles, then a major SOLO artist.

John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE
8th-October-1940 - 8th-December-1980



Danny Whitten
CRAZY HORSE

 Danny Whitten
Danny Whitten
Daniel Ray "Danny" Whitten
May 8th 1943 - November 18, 1972



Duane Allman
Co-founder and guitarist for Southern Rock's legendary ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
 Duane Allman
Duane Allman
Howard Duane Allman
20th November 1946 -- 29th October 1971



Jim Morrison
Lead singer of THE DOORS
 Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
James "Jim" Douglas Morrison
8th December 1943 -- 3rd July 1971



JIMI HENDRIX
 Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix
(born Johnny Allen Hendrix)

27th November 1942 - 18th September 1970



JANIS JOPLIN
 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
Janis Lyn Joplin
18th January 1943 - 4th October 1970



February 3rd 1959
Buddy Holly, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, Ritchie Valens
The Day The Music Died

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 Buddy Holly  Big Bopper  Ritchie Valens




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