Dennis Edwards Of The Temptations Dead at 74

He sang some big ones with the group including “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Ball of Confusion” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.” Edwards replaced David Ruffin in 1968 and played with them until 1976 and reunited with the band on a few reunions the following decade. He actually […]

Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Giant, Dead at 78

To mainstream fans he was known for his big hit, “Grazing In the Grass” which went to #1. He died today in Johannesburg after a long battle with prostate cancer. His family posted the following statement. “A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss. Hugh’s […]

Former Judas Priest & Trapeze drummer Dave Holland is Dead at 69

He was there for some big albums for Judas Priest starting with their seventh studio album and highest charting in the UK “British Steel” from 1980 featuring the hit “Living After Midnight” and “Breaking the Law”. The album peaked at #4. Then there was “Point of Entry’ in the following […]

Former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke Dead at 67 – Our Tribute

“RIP Fast Eddie Clarke – 5th October 1950 – 10th January 2018.” He was the last surviving member of Motörhead’s classic trio. Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor (who died in 2015) that introduced Clarke to Lemmy who we also lost in 2015. He was with the band from 1976 until 1982. […]

Actor Donnelly Rhodes of Da Vinci’s Inquest & Battlestar Galactica Dead at 80

A man with an amazing resume going back to the mid-50’s. He was a well known Canadian who had constant work more as a character actor. In the 60’s he had guest roles in the TV show “Maverick with James Garner, “Cheyenne” with Clint Walker, Bonanza, Mr Ed, Wagon Train, […]

Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas dead at 76 – Our Tribute

He died at his home after a battle with prostate cancer. His record company released the following statement, “It is with profound sorrow and sadness that Cherry Red Records and Esoteric Recordings regret to announce that Ray Thomas, founder member, flutist and vocalist of the Moody Blues, passed away suddenly […]

Producer Rick Hall, ‘Father of Muscle Shoals Music,’ Dead at 85

He had a wide Brush incorporating many genre’s under his umbrella including everything from Country, R&B and Pop via his Fame studio and publishing company which was responsible for an over 350 million record sales. We were talking tunes like Percy Sledge’s”When a Man Loves a Woman” and hundreds of […]

All The Musicians We Lost In 2017 – Our Tribute – Year End Review

It was a tough year again in Rock and Roll. Losing Malcolm Young of AC/DC, Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty etc has got to hurt. Here is our “Year in Review” of the top musicians we lost in 2017. John Beaudin has been in major market radio […]