Category Archives: obit

Christine Amphlett

Goodbye to Christine Amphlett, the singer of The Divinyls.

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Peter Banks (1947 – 2013)

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Alvin Lee (1944 – 2013)

3-7-13                         Alvin Lee Goodbye Alvin Lee of Ten Years After.  If you have any question about who Mr. Lee was, go get your copy of “Woodstock’ and watch TYA’s performance of “I’m Goin’ Home”. CD                ALVIN LEE AND COMPANY (Collection)                                                     … Continue reading

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Kevin Ayers

It is with sadness that I report the death of Soft Machine member Kevin Ayers.  He now joins Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean as Soft Machine will eventually be re-assembled to play Canterbury prog rock for eternity. I suggest you … Continue reading

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Scott McKenzie (1939 – 2012)

The Voice of Scott McKenzie (1967) R.I.P. Scott McKenzie

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Jon Lord (1941 – 2012)

Rest In Peace, Jon Lord, 1941 – 2012 – one of the architects of “heavy metal / hard rock” has died. More tomorrow…  

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Lol Coxhill, R.I.P.

It is with sadness that I report the death of British saxophone player Lol Coxhill. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol_Coxhill I first stumbled across Lol Coxhill in the early 70’s, as a member of Kevin Ayers band, “The Whole World”. Shortly thereafter, I found … Continue reading

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Gerry Bron; Victor Spinnetti (obits)

I noticed two music-related deaths recently: Goodbye to: Gerry Bron (of Bronze Records) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Bron Victor Spinetti (from “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help”) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Spinetti I own lots of records on the Bronze label; I always enjoyed Spinnetti’s appearances in The … Continue reading

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Peter Bergman (1939 – 2012)

Peter Bergman of The Firesign Theatre has died, here in Los Angeles. The Firesign Theatre were very important to me, while growing up.  My late brother and I were always very fond of Peter Bergman – his voice, his wit … Continue reading

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Ken Russell (Obit)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Russell Ken Russell (1927 – 2011) – I can’t tell you how many hours of my young life were spent watching Ken Russell films!  I saw “Mahler” and “Savage Messiah” so many times! After “discovering” Russell’s films in the 70’s, … Continue reading

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