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Title: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on November 18, 2011, 05:21:19 AM
Mark “Moogy” Klingman RIP

In other Todd  Rundgren/Utopia related news we sadly to announce the passing of Utopia’s original keyboard man Moogy Klingman. Moogy passed away on Tuesday 15th November from “an aggressive form of cancer”. Our thoughts are with his family and friends…

Mark “Moogy” Klingman has been a part of rock ’n’ roll history for more than four decades. As a loyal sideman to Todd Rundgren on some of his most celebrated albums, Moogy tackled a wide variety of piano, organ, and synth parts on classics like “Hello It’s Me,” “Sometimes I Don’t Know What To Feel,” “Utopia Theme,” and “The Ikon.” As a founding member of Utopia, he was at the forefront of progressive rock, with a style deeply rooted in funk, boogie-woogie, and jazz. He co-wrote Bette Midler’s signature song “Friends” and produced her album Songs for the New Depression, which featured her duet with Bob Dylan, “Buckets of Rain.” Klingman has never stopped playing all over New York City, but a recent diagnosis of an aggressive form of cancer has given him a new outlook on life and a supercharge of energy. In February, the original lineup of Utopia reunited for two sold-out shows at the Highline Ballroom in New York to raise funds for his treatments. Klingman was overwhelmed with emotion, playing with musicians he had not seen in 30 years. He credits music as a major part of his recovery.

Quote from: "Keyboard Magazine"

How did you get the nickname “Moogy?”

My real name is Mark, and my original nickname was Marky. My little sister used to mispronounce it, and that’s how I ended up with Moogy. It’s coincidental that I ended up playing the Moog synthesizer in Utopia.

What made you decide to play piano?

I saw the movie Rhapsody in Blue, and of course, the opening music was George Gershwin’s composition of the same name. The next day I started playing piano. Utopia’s song “Freak Parade” was based on Rhapsody in Blue. Two of my biggest influences are Gershwin and Aaron Copland.

There are similarities in the way you and Todd write on the piano. How did that happen?

We were both listening to a lot of Laura Nyro when we were 18 and 19; specifically, we both learned a lot from listening to her album Eli and the Thirteenth Confession. We went on to influence each other greatly.

Who are some of your piano influences?

Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Bill Evans, Art Tatum, Bud Powell, and Keith Jarrett, who I studied with.

What were some of the classic keyboards you used in Utopia?

The Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, Univox Mini-Korg, a Hammond L-100 organ, Sound City Piano, an RMI Keyboard Computer and Rock-Si- Chord, a Clavinet, and a Yamaha Grand in the studio.

How did you prepare for the Utopia reunion shows?

We rehearsed ten times without Todd and three hours with Todd. I think it came out rather well.

How did it feel playing the long sets?

Music eliminates all the pain from the battle with “the big C.” Music is a real pain reliever. Music is magical. I’ve been going through operations and treatments, and I felt no pain onstage. It was a real rebirth, but it’s a shame that it had to take the form of a fundraiser for me.

What’s next for you?

More Utopia shows, I hope. I have a band called the Peacenicks that plays a few times a month, and now I’ll be doing some shows with the Utopia Brothers, which includes John Seigler and Kevin Ellman. I have to play a lot because I don’t know how long I have left in this world. Ultimately, if I can hang around for a few more years it would be amazing. But if I go soon, I have to say that it was a miracle that I could do these shows, and every show will be a miracle.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on December 02, 2011, 07:31:23 PM
Keef Hartley RIP

Drummer and bandleader Keef Hartley sadly passed away on 26th November 2011. He was 67. Noted for his work with The Artwoods and John Mayall and a member of Dog Soldier. Keef also formed the Keef Hartley Band, releasing five albums on the Deram label between 1969 and 1972. Our condolences to his family and friends.
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Post by: E.S. on December 03, 2011, 01:42:05 AM
Always sad when our muso friends pass away. :cry:
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Post by: Mikey on December 03, 2011, 08:40:35 AM
Quote from: "E.S."
Always sad when our muso friends pass away. :cry:

Which is why I thought I'd create this thread, a tiny tribute to them
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Post by: Mikey on January 17, 2012, 05:45:30 AM
Bob Weston RIP

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston passed away on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. The cause of death is said to be a gastrointestinal haemorrhage and it is belived he died quietly in his sleep. Along with Fleewood Mac,John worked with Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Murray Head, Sandy Denny and Danny Kirwan (Fleewood Mac).


Larry ‘Rhino’ Reinhardt RIP

Iron Butterfly guitarist and co-founder of ’70s rock group Captain Beyond, Larry ‘Rhino’ Reinhardt, died on 2nd January 2012.
“He was one of the true American classic rock guitar players, like Michael Monarch of Steppenwolf and Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad.”
Reinhardt joined Iron Butterfly in 1969, after they released ‘In-a-Gadda-Da-Vidda.’ Following their break-up two years later, he formed Captain Beyond and released three charting albums including ‘Sufficiently Breathless’ in 1973. After the group’s five year run, he continued to play reunion shows with both bands while working on other projects like Rhino and the Posse. That group released what would be his final album, ‘Back in the Day’ in 2011.
Early in his career, Reinhardt played with Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley before that pair went on to form the Allman Brothers Band. Friends and family members are planning a remembrance for Rhino in the near future.
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Post by: fitzy on January 17, 2012, 12:32:49 PM
Nice part of the forum,and a wonderful idea!Watched a programme about Fleetwood Mac,s very chequered lineage recently!R.I.P Bob Weston.
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Post by: Mikey on February 01, 2012, 04:27:08 AM
AMAZING GUITARISTS REMEMBER ONE OF THEIR OWN
THIS NEWS BROUGHT TO YOU BY VH1’S DAVE BASNER

On December 4th, blues legend Hubert Sumlin passed away at the age of 80 and later this month, some big names in music who he influenced will pay tribute to him at a memorial concert in New York. The show, which takes place on February 24th at the historic Apollo Theater, will include performances by Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks and Dr. John, and there are rumors that Keith Richards, Robert Randolph, Buddy Guy and other amazing talents will surprise the audience with sets as well. The event raises money for the Jazz Foundation of America and you can learn more at ApolloTheater.org.
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Post by: Mikey on February 12, 2012, 08:05:52 PM
Unfortunately this sad news only came in today.

Brett Douglas Stranne, 52, a popular Marin musician lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, passing away on Thanksgiving Day 2011. Stranne has worked as church music director at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Novato. Known in the rock music industry as Bret Douglas, he was lead vocalist in Cairo, a band that has released three progressive-rock albums.

Bret was married with two college-age children, he lived in Novato, CA.
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Post by: Mikey on March 01, 2012, 08:56:41 PM
Davy Jones R.I.P.

Davy Jones, by long-held public consensus the handsomest and most popular of the Monkees, the collectively young, longhaired, wildly famous and preternaturally buoyant pop group of the 1960s and afterward, died on Wednesday in Indiantown, Fla. He was 66. The apparent cause was a heart attack, his publicist, Helen Kensick, said. Created in 1966, the Monkees comprised Mr. Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. The group sold millions of records. Its recording of “Daydream Believer,” by John Stewart, became a No. 1 single, as did its recording of “Last Train to Clarksville,” by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, and its cover of Neil Diamond’s “I’m a Believer.” Though the Monkees officially lasted only until the early ’70s, they reconvened sporadically for decades. For much of that time Mr. Jones also toured as a solo singer-songwriter; among his last performances was one on Feb. 18 at B. B. King Blues Club & Grill in Manhattan. For all the Monkees’ chart-topping acclaim, the group never pretended to be anything other than what it was: a smoke-and-mirrors incarnation of a pop group reminiscent of that mop-topped one from Liverpool, created for a benignly psychedelic American TV sitcom. Broadcast on NBC, “The Monkees” lasted just two seasons, from September 1966 to March 1968, and featured Messrs. Jones, Dolenz, Nesmith and Tork as members of a freewheeling, fun-loving, beach-house-dwelling, up-and-coming pop group. The show won two Emmys in 1967: for outstanding comedy series and, to the director James Frawley, for outstanding directorial achievement in comedy. To this day, its theme song is hard-wired into the baby-boomer brain:

Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees,
and people say we monkey around.
But we’re too busy singing
to put anybody down.

While the four did much of their own singing, they were relatively unbusy playing. Though each played an instrument — growing more proficient with time — most of the instrumentals on their albums were supplied by studio musicians. (On one album, “Headquarters,” released in 1967, the Monkees played their instruments themselves.) The group’s critical reception was not unsurpassed. In 1967, in an article about one of the Monkees’ relatively rare live concerts of the period, at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, The New York Times said:
“Frequently during the performance, sound that resembled the lowing of a sick cow hovered over the stadium. This turned out to be one of those horns often heard at Shea Stadium during baseball games. It didn’t seem to hurt the musical evening.”
But the critics could not dim the profuse enthusiasm of fans, who were overwhelmingly young, female and shrieking — tweeners before the word was applied to that demographic. This adulation (and in later years nostalgia) kept the Monkees going, in various incarnations, on and off for decades. Last year three-quarters of the group, absent Mr. Nesmith, briefly toured Britain and the United States before cutting the tour short because of unspecified internal dissension. The group’s frontman and the only actual Englishman of the four, Mr. Jones was inclined to elicit the loudest shrieks of all. An index of his appeal was his guest appearance on a memorable episode of “The Brady Bunch” from 1971 entitled “Getting Davy Jones.” In it, Mr. Jones, playing himself, saves Marcia, the family’s eldest daughter, from social ruin by attending her prom. Television and the stage were actually Mr. Jones’s original vocations.
David Thomas Jones was born on Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England. A child actor, he appeared on “Coronation Street,” the British soap opera that went on the air in 1960 and is still running, and in the police drama “Z Cars.” After his mother’s death when he was a teenager, he abandoned acting. Slight of build — he stood not much more than 5 feet tall in his prime — he began to train as a jockey. Lured back into the theater a few years later, he played the Artful Dodger in the West End musical “Oliver!” When the production moved to Broadway in 1963, he reprised the role (billed as David Jones), earning a Tony nomination as best featured actor in a musical. Appearing with the cast of “Oliver!” on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Mr. Jones had a transformative moment. After the cast sang, he heard wild cheering. But alas it was not for them: it was for the Beatles, also booked on the show that day. “I thought: Is that what happens when you’re a pop singer?” Mr. Jones told The Palm Beach Post in 2004. “I want to be part of that!” His work on Broadway led to guest roles on a few mid-’60s television shows, including “Ben Casey” and “The Farmer’s Daughter.” He was signed to a contract with Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems Television, which produced “The Monkees.” Mr. Jones, who had homes in Hollywood, Fla., and Beavertown, Pa., spent his later years touring; acting occasionally on television shows like “My Two Dads” and “Boy Meets World”; raising horses; and recording, including the well-received solo album “Just Me” (2001), which featured his original songs. Whatever Monkeedom still attached to him (and it was considerable) did not dismay him. “People ask me if I ever get sick of playing ‘Daydream Believer’ or whatever,” he told The Chicago Daily Herald, a suburban newspaper, in 2006. “But I don’t look at it that way. Do they ask if Tony Bennett is tired of ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’?” Mr. Jones’s first marriage, to Linda Haines, ended in divorce, as did his second, to Anita Pollinger. His survivors include his third wife, Jessica Pacheco; two daughters from his first marriage, Talia Jones and Sarah McFadden; two daughters from his second marriage, Jessica Cramar and Annabel Jones; three sisters, Hazel Wilkinson, Lynda Moore and Beryl Leigh; and three grandchildren. The other three members of the Monkees also survive. Perhaps Mr. Jones’s most enduring legacy takes the form of a name. The name belongs to another English musician, who burst on the scene some years after the Monkees. This man, too, had been born David Jones. But thanks to the Monkees’ renown, he knew he would have to adopt another name entirely if he was to have the hope of a career.

So he called himself David Bowie.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on March 04, 2012, 02:01:37 PM
GUITARIST RONNIE MONTROSE PASSES AWAY

Montrose's official web site has been updated with the following message:

"A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose's 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn't take any of our love for granted. "He passed today. He'd battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. We miss him already, but we're glad to have shared with him while we could." In a September 2011 interview with North County Times, Montrose revealed that he didn't pick up his guitar for two years following his cancer diagnosis. "I had prostate cancer that, for me, was debilitating," he said. "I didn't touch a guitar for two years, but when I realized I was seeing the light at the end of the recovery tunnel and was going to live pain-free, I realized again that it was a fun little instrument to play." He added, "I've blocked all my health issues out of my mind. That's a portion of my life that I'm done with. Now, I can't wait for every day to come so I can wake up and plug in. I'm up there entertaining myself and my playing is stronger than ever, because my excitement is back." Ronnie Montrose always followed his heart. Ever anxious to take his music to the next level, in 1979 he founded the trailblazing band GAMMA, a group whose trio of ahead-of-their-time albums were an explosion of guitar and synthesizer pyrotechnics anchored by a bluesy edge. Between and beyond these band forays, Montrose the player devoted himself to exploring instrumental guitar music on landmark albums like "Open Fire" and "The Speed Of Sound". Fans periodically clamored for another taste of the original MONTROSE power trio format, but he wouldn't revisit MONTROSE — that huge, heavy sound; those rich, pealing riffs — until the time came when he could do it with total conviction.
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Post by: rogerg on March 04, 2012, 10:33:07 PM
Open Fire has been one of my favorites for years. lots of miles traveled with that in the 8-track.  sad news.
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Post by: Mikey on March 15, 2012, 09:56:00 PM
DOOBIE BROTHER MICHAEL HOSSACK PASSES AWAY, AGE 65

Sad news from the Doobie Brothers as their longtime drummer Michael Hossack died Monday at his home in Dubois, Wyoming after a long battle with cancer. He was 65. The band issued the following: His family was by his side. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones. We will miss him greatly."Mike was a one-of-a kind guy and a long-time member of the Doobie Brothers. He was a fighter and fought the big battle with cancer and he was a close personal friend of mine and I speak for Mike's family and the entire band when I say he will be greatly missed." -Bruce Cohn (Manager) "Mike has always been a part of my musical life and the life of the Doobie Brothers; from our earliest singles, like 'China Grove' and 'Blackwater' to our most recent single 'Brighter Day. He was an incredible musician, a studio quality drummer. The last few years, he was brave and determined to keep on playing in the face of ill health, and I will always admire him for that. He was a terrific dad and family man, and we will all miss him." -Tom Johnston (Vocals/Guitars) "When my kids were little, they used to call him 'Big Mike,' because to them he was such a big guy. But to me and those who knew him, he had an even a bigger heart. We were friends for 43 years and we shared some wonderful adventures together, times I will never forget. Thanks for all those wonderful memories Mike, and all the great music. We love you." -Patrick Simmons (Vocals/Guitars)
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Post by: fitzy on March 16, 2012, 12:16:38 AM
Sad news,loved playing Long Train Running and China Grove as a kid in cover bands.R.I.P.... :(
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Post by: Mikey on April 06, 2012, 06:06:38 AM
Was considering a separate thread for Jim

Jim Marshall dies aged 88

Known as ‘the Father of Loud’, Jim Marshall changed rock’n'roll with his brand of affordable guitar amplifiers
The man who gave rock one of its key visual and sonic props has died. Jim Marshall, known as “The Father of Loud” for inventing the Marshall amplifier, was 88 years old.

Marshall was a drummer and drum teacher who used his earnings to set up a music shop in west London in 1960. Among his customers were the likes of Ritchie Blackmore and Pete Townshend, and it was through talking to them that Marshall realised there was a gap in the market for a guitar amplifier cheaper than the American-made models popular at the time. When, at Townshend’s request, a Marshall 1959 amplifier head was teamed with a cabinet, the “Marshall stack” was born, becoming the defining feature in rock bands’ backlines for generations to come.

Virtually every major guitarist has used Marshall amps at one time or another, and giant arrays of Marshall cabs – often suggested to be empty boxes, with no actual amplification purposes – have become key stage props for generations of metal bands, especially.

Among the musicians paying their respects to the late innovator was former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, who tweeted: “The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same w/out him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!”

American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa also showed his appreciation on Twitter: “A very sad day for the Marshall family. My thoughts and prayers go out to Paul and his family. Rest in Peace Jim Marshall OBE.”
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Post by: JimD on April 06, 2012, 11:24:01 AM
It is amazing that, as musicians worship iconic music making brands like Roland and Korg and Fender and Gibson from far-off shores, there was good old Marshall amps over in Milton Keynes being well and truly the cornerstone of rock.  It's quite mind boggling to think of just how much music Marshall have been responsible for.
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Post by: Mikey on April 21, 2012, 11:11:05 AM
The Band's Levon Helm died yesterday (April 19) in New York of throat cancer. He was 71 years old.

Levon Helm was the much-respected drummer (and the only American-born member) of the legendary Canadian rock group The Band. He was also the lead vocalist on many of the classic Band tracks, including "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek."

Helm also acted in several movies including The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Shooter, Smooth Talk, The Right Stuff, The Dollmaker, but it was his staggering performance as Loretta Lynn's father in Coal Miner's Daughter that he'll probably be best remembered for.
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Post by: fitzy on April 21, 2012, 12:21:52 PM
Great performer,singer and drummer.R.I.P Levon
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Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2012, 05:13:25 PM
Reports of Donna Summer's passing are coming in...
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Post by: rogerg on May 17, 2012, 07:53:51 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Reports of Donna Summer's passing are coming in...

oy, it's true!!  sad, actually.  she was a legend.
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Post by: Mooncat on May 21, 2012, 11:45:42 AM
And now Robin Gibb has gone to the great disco in the sky  :(

I know there is/was a great deal of mockery directed the way of the Bee Gees due to the way they pretty much took over the charts and radio in the 70s, but if you look at the songs they have written over the years, both for themselves and other artists, there are some real gems.

Having played in a Bee Gees tribute for many years I spent a lot of time listening to their music and watching countless videos, documentaries and the like and have the utmost respect for their abilities and achievements over the years.

RIP
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Post by: rogerg on May 21, 2012, 01:33:45 PM
very sad.  love the BeeGees.
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Post by: Pedro on May 21, 2012, 01:44:58 PM
Agreed. They did so much good stuff over the years.
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Post by: Mikey on May 21, 2012, 09:35:46 PM
Quote from: "Mooncat"
I know there is/was a great deal of mockery directed the way of the Bee Gees

To get that level of mockery you have to be good.
They didn't just produce their own albums, the wrote for every man and his dog.
Not everybody's cup of Tea, but their greatness is in their legacy.

RIP indeed

(see Dweezil Zappa Cover)
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Post by: D S on July 16, 2012, 07:09:27 PM
Just heard on the radio that Jon Lord, formerly of Deep Purple, had died.   :(
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Post by: Mordwin on July 16, 2012, 07:34:16 PM
Just saw it on the BBC News web site... :(
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Post by: Pedro on July 16, 2012, 08:11:31 PM
Sad news indeed. RIP.
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Post by: fitzy on July 16, 2012, 10:35:39 PM
Really sad news.Great musician,and a lovely bloke.
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Post by: Mikey on July 17, 2012, 11:21:22 AM
Sadder than the saddest sad thing  :(

JON LORD RIP
Legendary Deep Purple keyboard player and composer JON LORD has passed away today.

Lord is also renowned for his work with Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Artwoods and Flower Pot Men.

A statement from Lord’s PR representative reads:
“It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.

“Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.

“Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple.

“Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002.

“Jon passes from Darkness to Light.

Jon Lord 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012.”
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Post by: E.S. on July 17, 2012, 11:41:19 AM
He was the definition of rock keyboardist. RIP mate. :(
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Post by: Mikey on July 21, 2012, 07:44:40 AM
Quote from: "Rick Wakeman"
Jon Lord died on Monday, July 16th in a UK  hospital at the age of 71. He suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Rick Wakeman has released the following statement regarding the passing of the former DEEP PURPLE & WHITESNAKE keyboardist ...

"I first became aware of Jon Lord in the mid-Sixties when 'Hush' was released and I bought the album 'Shades Of Deep Purple', which was an album way ahead of its time. For obvious reasons, I paid special attention to the organ style and sound as it was quite different from how other Hammond players were using the instrument. I became a genuine admirer and fan of Jon that day and remained so with everything he did.
"We became real friends just a few years ago, although we had met on numerous occasions prior to that. We did talks together at music conservatories, we met for lunch and most importantly made music together. We wrote a piece 12 months ago for the Sunflower Jam at the Royal Albert Hall. We wrote this piece together at John Henry's rehearsal studios in London and it was so easy because we had such different styles and because Jon was concentrating heavily on the Hammond and I on synthesizers, the blend was quite magical. The piece was performed just the once and I am told was filmed, although I have never seen the footage.
"We sat in the dressing room which we shared at the Royal Albert Hall and made plans to do an album together. We were both utterly convinced that we could come up with something very special as our styles blended so well together. Our love of classical music and also working that style within that of rock music also completed the bond. We arranged to meet up later that month.
"One week before we were due to meet, Jon called me with the news he was ill. He was very positive and actually said he'd never felt better in his life and so he would beat it however long it took and so to bear with our project which went on hold.
"We spoke a couple of times after that and the last message I got was that he was responding well to his treatment. The news [yesterday] has hurt me like no other loss of a musician I have known. I can only thank him for the legacy he has left us all with his great music, great vision and for his kindness as he was one of the most gentle and kind persons I have ever had the pleasure of being able to call my friend.
"My heart goes out to Vickie, his wife, and all his family."
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Post by: Mikey on July 21, 2012, 08:04:48 AM
Aforementioned Lord/Wakeman track

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-yaLwfTfgXM

& did Rick say classical music?

Deep Purple v Beethoven (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-yaLwfTfgXM)

Live at the Birmingham NEC,UK on 9th November 1993
Keys-Jon Lord,
Drums -Ian Paice,
Guitar -Ritchie Blackmore,
Vox -Ian Gillan,
Bass -Roger Glover


Lording it up on keys
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72jJh_e6eeg&feature=related
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHi84bSJyw&feature=related

Interview re. his organ (Hammond) - A Lord Report  :D
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mW9b_KRedQ&feature=related

& one more
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fZBiqVjEhw&feature=related
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Post by: MarkOneMusic on November 22, 2012, 12:09:47 PM
Michael Dunsford RIP

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/renaiss ... ford-dies/ (http://www.progrockmag.com/news/renaissance-guitarist-michael-dunford-dies/)

Very unexpected, just back from the first leg of the Renaissance reunion tour.  I was really hoping to catch them if they did any UK dates. Renaissance were always one of my fave bands. Song for All Seasons still gives me goosebumps.
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Post by: Pedro on November 25, 2012, 10:58:12 AM
They didn't feature much in my soundtrack but it's still very sad.  :cry:
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Post by: Mikey on December 07, 2012, 05:36:00 PM
Hawkwind’s Huw Lloyd Langton Passes Away


HAWKWIND have announced that former member Huw Lloyd Langton has died, at age 61, after a cancer battle.

The guitarist joined HAWKWIND in 1970 and appeared on their self-titled first album.
He returned to the band in 1979 for nine years appearing on ten of their albums.

He fronted his own band, the Lloyd Langton Group, which released nine albums.

An official band statement says ...
“Our great friend and fellow musician Huw Lloyd Langton has sadly lost his long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully last night (Thursday) at home, with his wife Marion by his side.
Huw had been bravely fighting cancer for a couple of years, but was determined not to let the battle affect his day to day life. He continued to play his guitar, laugh, joke and share the great love he had in his heart, with all who knew him.
As he wished, he was at home when the time came.
Huw was one of the great guitarists with an individual style and character. He is gone but never forgotten by any of us. He will live on in our music and in our hearts."
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 26, 2012, 10:08:35 PM
I realise that this thread has been about musicians until now and that we've had specific threads for others (e.g. Patrick McGoohan in 2009), but I thought I'd add this sad news here, namely that Gerry Anderson died today:

http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-20845407

The creator of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Space 1999, UFO, among other seminal programmes of the 1960s and 70s including Stingray, Fireball XL5, and Supercar, doubtless had a huge influence on many members of this forum, I'm sure.

For me, the first five core programmes named above capture  a very significant part of my childhood and, along with Doctor Who, Tomorrow's World, and Isaac Asimov, likely had much to do with the career path I've followed since. In those days, the future seemed just around the corner and I wanted very much to be a part of it. Things weren't always bright and shiny: from the optimism of Thunderbirds and Joe 90, to the darker edge of Captain Scarlet and the downright black of UFO, Anderson's programmes spanned a huge range, but always looking forward, not back.

Farewell, Gerry: your legacy remains "Indestructible" ...

(http://http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/12/26/1356539703816/Royal-Mails-first-2011-st-035.jpg)
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Post by: Mooncat on December 27, 2012, 10:13:39 AM
Agreed, sad news indeed. I recall watching Thunderbirds et al when I was a kid, and that kind of paved the way for me to get into Doctor Who & Star Wars.

A creative genius, not afraid to push the boundaries time after time.

RIP, not FAB
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: gr8gonzo on December 28, 2012, 12:57:20 AM
Add Mothers of Invention founder Ray Collins to the growing list.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pedro on December 28, 2012, 07:49:35 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Add <...> to the growing list.
Unfortunately, it's not a list that ever gets shorter. :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on December 28, 2012, 09:41:22 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
I realise that this thread has been about musicians
As it was my thread, quality derailing..........carry on
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 03, 2013, 01:09:01 PM
I realise that this hugely premature, as the man's by no means dead yet, but it is nevertheless sad and shocking news:

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/03/iain-banks-gall-bladder-cancer

Iain's brilliant fiction, whether contemporary or science fiction, has been a big part of my life for many, many years now, and he's way, way too young to leave us.

Dire, dire news  :cry:
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: JimD on April 09, 2013, 11:48:31 PM
Legendary rock producer Andy Johns dies at 61: Worked with Zeppelin and Stones

Andy Johns was one of rock’s most iconic engineers and producers. The 61-year-old English music legend had his hand and expertise on some of rock and roll’s seminal albums including six Led Zeppelin and several Rolling Stones records. Artist’s like Eric Clapton, Blind Faith, and Free, along with 80s hard rock staples like L.A. Guns, Van Halen and Cinderella were all recipients of his massive talents. Johns was fortunate enough to learn from the best including Eddie Kramer (Kiss, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper).

Read more: http://www.vhnd.com/2013/04/07/andy-joh ... z2Q0dG37rz (http://www.vhnd.com/2013/04/07/andy-johns-passes-away/#ixzz2Q0dG37rz)


http://www.vhnd.com/2013/04/07/andy-johns-passes-away/ (http://www.vhnd.com/2013/04/07/andy-johns-passes-away/)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on February 26, 2014, 11:37:15 PM
Paco De Lucia, 66, of an infarct, playing with his kids in Mexico. Wonderful flamenco guitarist and did some amazing stuff with Al Di Meola and John Mcloughlin. RIP
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: D S on February 27, 2014, 09:39:42 AM
Indeed.  'Friday Night in San Francisco' is possibly the best live album of acoustic guitar playing ever recorded.  The level of talent is just ridiculous (although probably not for haters of widdly widdly playing!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_Night_in_San_Francisco
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Rook on February 27, 2014, 08:26:25 PM
(although probably not for haters of widdly widdly playing!)

...cause we have so many of those here on the Frost* forum!
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: MikeEvs on February 27, 2014, 10:22:51 PM
Friday Night in San Francisco was the first CD played on my road trip to London and back today RIP Paco De Lucia
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on May 17, 2014, 09:57:36 AM
Tuesday, 13 th May 2014
Statement on The Passing Of H.R. Giger


As many of you now have heard, “Hans Ruedi” Giger, known to the World as H.R. Giger, passed away yesterday at the age of 74. We are absolutely heartbroken over the loss of this loving husband, selfless friend, and supremely talented artist.

He truly was one of a kind, committed to his craft, to his friends and to his family. His warm personality, incredible generosity, and sharp sense of humor, were in stark contrast with the universe he depicted in his art. We would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful tributes that have been written following H.R. Giger’s death. These kind words and appreciation of his artistry continue to nourish and lift our hearts at this most devastating of times, and to know that his art has inspired and entertained so many people is of unimaginable comfort.

As much as Giger shunned the limelight, preferring his work to speak for him, he was greatly appreciative of every compliment he ever received and we know he would be amazed and humbled by the kindness that continues to be the subject of his eulogies. In a career with so many star-studded highlights, it is only natural that many have mentioned his world famous brainchild, ALIEN, since the news broke this morning. It was certainly a creation which Giger prized, much as he took great pride in his collaboration with myriads of music industry and film artists, since he began his glorious journey as a world class painter, sculptor and designer.

Our priority now is to support his wife Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger, and the extended Giger family, and ask that you respect our privacy during this time, so we may mourn the loss of our beloved “Hans Ruedi”.

The H.R. Giger Family

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/ELP_-_Brain_Salad_Surgery.jpg)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on March 16, 2015, 05:33:30 PM
Oh F...

Mike Porcaro

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31900407 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31900407)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: sawtooth on March 17, 2015, 12:54:50 AM
Oh F...

Mike Porcaro

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31900407 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31900407)

This is one of those really weird, coincidental but sad moments - I was randomly trawling through a few artists on YouTube, like you do, and via Mr Mister, happened upon a Ringo Starr all star concert with Richard Paige and Steve Lukather, then later started watching a few live tracks by Toto to while away an hour or so, one of which had Mike playing a tasty bass solo on the end of Africa.
Then the next thing I see after switching to a news feed was Mikes death. So sad.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on March 18, 2015, 06:45:32 AM
And now Andy Fraser has gone too
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on December 29, 2015, 08:54:38 AM
Lemmy and Philthy Animal in the same year :( :( :(

Saw Motorhead a few times in the 80's. Just a monster rock 'n' roll band

RIP
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 29, 2015, 10:24:32 AM
Lemmy and Philthy Animal in the same year :( :( :(

Saw Motorhead a few times in the 80's. Just a monster rock 'n' roll band

RIP

Never saw the band play live, but did have a slightly bizarre encounter with Lemmy briefly when he was walking through the University of Exeter campus about 10 years ago, when I was a prof there.

I mean, reasonable in as much as Motörhead were playing that evening, but I didn't know that at the point, so it was mighty strange.

RIP, big man.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: D S on January 11, 2016, 07:49:43 AM
RIP David Bowie - another legend departs. :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 11, 2016, 07:53:08 AM
Oh, good grief. Now David Bowie too  :'(

It's utterly impossible to underestimate his influence on music of the last 40+ years: an icon, a legend, a musical genius.

I only saw him play live once, at Murrayfield on 28 June 1983. I managed to get a photopass through my student newspaper photographer link, and we were allowed three of four songs in the pit in front of the stage before being chucked out into the main rugby stadium.

Still, even that short time (and the moment he brushed past me in the tunnel leading to the stage) was enough: the charisma just oozed off the man. Just one of my pictures below.

RIP, David. You set the world alight.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8377229791_440d7935a1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on January 11, 2016, 11:50:25 AM
What a great picture.  and what a loss. :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Ivor on January 11, 2016, 07:15:50 PM
"It's utterly impossible to underestimate his his influence on music of the last 40+ years"

That about sums it up. Of all the celebrities / musicians I've known of in my fifty years, meaning no disrespect to the others, this is the one time I actually had tears in my eyes when I heard the news. Even when driving to Edinburgh this morning, I had to switch the radio off, as they kept playing tributes. Teary eyes do not a good driver make.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 11, 2016, 11:17:19 PM
"It's utterly impossible to underestimate his his influence on music of the last 40+ years"

That about sums it up. Of all the celebrities / musicians I've known of in my fifty years, meaning no disrespect to the others, this is the one time I actually had tears in my eyes when I heard the news. Even when driving to Edinburgh this morning, I had to switch the radio off, as they kept playing tributes. Teary eyes do not a good driver make.

Of course, I should have said "it's utterly impossible to overestimate his influence", but you know what I mean. (As for the extra "his", well ...)

An increasingly common solecism, as commented on here, for example:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/nov/16/open-door-underestimate-overestimate (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/nov/16/open-door-underestimate-overestimate)

Will try to do better in the future.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on January 12, 2016, 12:31:22 AM
You don't think we actually pay attention to what you post, do you?  ;)

Great photo BTW
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 12, 2016, 07:28:08 AM
You don't think we actually pay attention to what you post, do you?  ;)

Great photo BTW

Ooh, how to hit a man below the belt.

But no, as a died-in-the-wool solipsist, I know that I'm only talking to myself anyway, and that the rest of you are just figboxes of my imagination.

So here's another of my Murrayfield 1983 pictures of the famous artist I also dreamed up  ;)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8378307986_e377fb7367_c.jpg)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on January 12, 2016, 11:34:56 AM
I'm not really here, but that's another great picture!

;D
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 12, 2016, 12:30:14 PM
I'm not really here, but that's another great picture!

;D

It's ok, Rog; I just imagined that you said those nice words, and that's all that matters  8)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on January 12, 2016, 12:33:03 PM
So if I'm thinking nice words I don't need to post them.

I thought therefore I was, so I'm definitely not here either
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 12, 2016, 12:48:37 PM
So if I'm thinking nice words I don't need to post them.

I thought therefore I was, so I'm definitely not here either

Well, not exactly, Mikey (or the twitching neurons I like to call Mikey). Y'see, a lot of my imaginings have to take place in the background, unconsciously, as my conscious mind is reserved for dealing with the more egregious fantasies I find myself coming up with.

For example, just this morning I came up with the utterly bizarre idea of marrying off (the construct known as) Jerry Hall to an 84-year old billionaire lizard (sorry, construct), and that she and he would be excitedly looking forward to their future together.

Which is presumably going to be a short one. What the hell was I thinking?

With that in mind, it's always good if the nicer unconscious imaginings (such as positive comments by the Mikey construct on a made-up picture of the Bowie construct) are raised into my conscious where they can be registered and appreciated, say by having them appear on the imaginary screen in front of my imaginary (?) eyes.

So, fire away, Mikey construct.

Personally, I blame this cartoon (which I made up, of course, not those "The Joy of Tech" constructs) for my holding this world view:

(http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyimages/747c.gif)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on January 12, 2016, 01:08:34 PM
Wow TA. You mean you didn't have to do all that hard work to land on that comet? You could have just had an idea, got some other construct to do it and then hogged the glory?

Wait...it all makes sense now
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on January 12, 2016, 11:04:33 PM
heh

;D
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on January 19, 2016, 09:39:14 AM
Glenn Frey. If I'm honest I'll listen to The Eagles far more than Bowie, so...
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mooncat on January 19, 2016, 10:53:49 AM
Not to mention Dallas Tayloe (Crosby, Still, Nash & Young drummer) and Dale Griffin (Mott the Hoople drummer and BBC session producer)

 :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: MikeEvs on January 19, 2016, 11:33:21 AM
Not to mention Dallas Tayloe (Crosby, Still, Nash & Young drummer) and Dale Griffin (Mott the Hoople drummer and BBC session producer)

 :(

Dallas Taylor died January 18th 2015 he's been dead a year
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on January 19, 2016, 12:47:38 PM
So, fire away, Mikey construct.
As soon as someone constructs my memory I'll say super photo TA........where's your one of Glenn Frey?
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 19, 2016, 06:40:52 PM
So, fire away, Mikey construct.
As soon as someone constructs my memory I'll say super photo TA........where's your one of Glenn Frey?

Never photographed him (shall drop the solipsism nonsense now; seems mildly out of place in this thread in retrospect) and didn't ever see the Eagles.

There are many others in my collection, but obviously, they'll need to await the appropriate moment. Fortunately for my reputation though, the pictures I took for the student newspaper at one particularly shameful gig will likely remain under cover for a while because Limahl is only 57.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: D S on January 19, 2016, 07:38:29 PM
Why be ashamed of your Kajagoogoo photos? Nick Beggs has huge prog creditability these days!  ;)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mordwin on January 19, 2016, 08:15:00 PM
Why be ashamed of your Kajagoogoo photos? Nick Beggs has huge prog creditability these days!  ;)

All hail the Anti-Collins!
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on January 19, 2016, 10:51:09 PM
As an adopted Wiganer I'd never slag him (Limahl) off
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mooncat on January 25, 2016, 08:05:24 AM
And now Jimmy Bain (Rainbow/Dio) bass player  :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on March 10, 2016, 06:37:45 AM
Sir George Martin. I'm sure everyone knows that, but no George = no Beatles = np prog. Rip
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: manoncharles on March 10, 2016, 11:46:48 AM
RIP George Martin. He did a lot for music. I think everything would have been different without the Beatles.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: tigermoth on March 11, 2016, 08:54:34 AM
This one has made me a lot sadder than the rest of the sad losses this year, presumeably because I'm a lot more familiar with George Martin's work than I am with say Bowie's and I heard a lot of interviews with George Martin and loved so much of what he did. So it's just as daft for me to feel personally sad about this one, but I do nevertheless. He was a great gift and is now a great loss.
For the next few days this house will be filled with such delightfull sounds as the Goons, The Beatles, Bernard Cribbins and maybe even some Celin Dion. Desperate times and all that. Lol
R I P Mr Martin.
Title: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on March 11, 2016, 08:41:25 PM
Keith Emerson
☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️


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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mordwin on March 11, 2016, 09:34:06 PM
Another of the inspirations for many... and about 70 again (though that doesn't explain the loss of Piotr Grudzinski :( :( all the more sad for his being only 40)

It's been a pretty bad 12 months to be a musician (or a music fan) it seems...
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on March 11, 2016, 10:55:21 PM
Very sad.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on March 12, 2016, 08:06:37 AM
For me, the biggest death in rock since Freddie Mercury. Couldn't believe it last night when the news scrolled across the bottom of the TV.
Why the biggest? Emmo was in ELP with Greg Lake. Greg Lake was in Asia (Sorry MT/TA), although briefly, John Young was in Asia. On the John Young live at the CRS album was a certain John Jowett, who led me into Jadis/IQ & Arena, and played on a rather well known album in these parts.

I rest my case M'Lud
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on March 12, 2016, 08:16:12 AM
Which reminds me, I never did find my Live at CRS CD.
Good job I have it on the PC
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 13, 2016, 09:47:25 AM
For me, the biggest death in rock since Freddie Mercury. Couldn't believe it last night when the news scrolled across the bottom of the TV.
Why the biggest? Emmo was in ELP with Greg Lake. Greg Lake was in Asia (Sorry MT/TA), although briefly, John Young was in Asia. On the John Young live at the CRS album was a certain John Jowett, who led me into Jadis/IQ & Arena, and played on a rather well known album in these parts.

I rest my case M'Lud

That's a rather convoluted reason for lamenting the demise of Mr Emerson (although apologies accepted re: Asia).

But if nothing else, it rather obliquely brings up the so-called Sabbath number, i.e. the number of such links that a musician is away from Black Sabbath. In this, it's similar to the more famous Bacon number, which documents the number of links an actor is from Kevin Bacon, and the Erdös number, which documents the number of steps in academic papers linking someone to famous mathematician Paul Erdös.

FWIW, I have a Sabbath number of 7, Bacon number of 3, and Erdös number of 3, yielding a combined EBS number of 13. Probably: the Sabbath & Erdös numbers are secure, but the Bacon number goes via Neil Armstrong in a rather odd way, so ...

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/whats-your-erdos-bacon-sabbath-number (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/whats-your-erdos-bacon-sabbath-number)

Anyone else care to play?
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on March 13, 2016, 10:03:01 AM
Media Tart, indeed ::) ::)  ;)

Actually Keith Emerson's death feels the worst of all of the recent legends. Not only because of his music, but the sadness that he felt he had to commit suicide. RIP
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on March 13, 2016, 11:16:46 AM
If I hadn't been a big fan of ELP, I may not have ended up here...........................What's that you say? ;D
Unfortunately the back step to the Nice was soured by Davy O'List.
(See tales of the mothster)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Rook on March 18, 2016, 10:02:18 AM
I have a Sabbath Number of 2 and a Bacon number of 3, but I don't know my Erdös number. Maybe once I have furthered my math studies...
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on April 21, 2016, 06:19:29 PM
Prince? :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: manoncharles on April 21, 2016, 07:08:02 PM
2016 is just stupid.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on April 21, 2016, 07:09:47 PM
Prince? :-[ :-[ :-[
Prince of where?
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on April 21, 2016, 07:30:25 PM
Prince of sadness and purple rain.

the doves are crying.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: manoncharles on April 21, 2016, 07:34:46 PM
No more purple rain...
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: BrendanGee on April 21, 2016, 07:45:17 PM
Had an uneasy feeling when I read the news of him falling ill while travelling at the weekend.
I wish that feeling had been proven wrong.  :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: D S on April 21, 2016, 07:50:37 PM
57? Sheesh...  :o  WAY too young. :( 2016 sucks.  1999 was much better.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: manoncharles on April 23, 2016, 12:35:13 PM
Hope you all had starfish with your breakfast coffee on this beautiful Saturday
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on June 04, 2016, 11:43:38 AM
Dave Swarbrick of Fairport fame. A glorious fiddle player. RIP
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: lyn on June 04, 2016, 12:50:22 PM
Dave Swarbrick of Fairport fame. A glorious fiddle player. RIP

I remember the opening  set at Knebworth in 1979...
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on June 07, 2016, 03:46:51 PM
Keith Emerson
☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️
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Just been watching some Keith Emerson Band tracks.
Here's Tarkus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psgQsFK7BdA), Sad to see how much Keith was struggling
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on November 12, 2016, 12:00:43 PM
I know we don't do "now playing" so this is something I was listening to ages ago.
Just felt the need to share this
The Endless Enigma (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JiC_VDbqcA)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on November 12, 2016, 12:50:11 PM
that url doesn't lead anywhere, Mikey.  :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on November 12, 2016, 12:56:31 PM
that url doesn't lead anywhere, Mikey.  :(
That's because I'm useless, try it now
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on November 12, 2016, 01:28:23 PM
that url doesn't lead anywhere, Mikey.  :(
That's because I'm useless, try it now

Useless?  Don't talk about my friend Mikey that way.

;D
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on November 12, 2016, 01:31:22 PM
and great link, btw, thanks for fixing it!
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: D S on December 08, 2016, 12:48:54 PM
2016 is not finished its damage yet - Greg Lake next.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38251936
2/3 of ELP in 1 year.  :(
Title: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on December 08, 2016, 12:58:05 PM
2016 is not finished its damage yet - Greg Lake next.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38251936
2/3 of ELP in 1 year.  :(
Gutted


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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on December 08, 2016, 02:32:07 PM
  :( :( :(

I loved that band. I'd not even heard he was ill
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on December 08, 2016, 11:02:00 PM
Also John Glenn. Obvious not prog  but having just read his obit Joe Cool. I don't know if He was ever lucky enough to meet TA but he'd done everything else. RIP
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on December 09, 2016, 03:05:45 AM
sigh. 

and I don't see any reason that 2017 should be any better.  everybody's getting old(er).  :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 10, 2016, 12:29:11 PM
Also John Glenn. Obvious not prog  but having just read his obit Joe Cool. I don't know if He was ever lucky enough to meet TA but he'd done everything else. RIP

The pleasure would all have been mine, had the opportunity arisen, but sadly it did not.

I've always been quite amused by the way that Glenn's Dudley Do-Right persona was portrayed in The Right Stuff, as played by Ed Harris, at least relative to some of the other more colourful characters amongst the Mercury 7.

But anyone strapping themselves to a repurposed ICBM with a pretty dubious reputation for reliability has my utmost admiration, and to go back and fly on the shuttle at 77, well, that's pretty special.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on February 01, 2017, 10:44:33 AM
John Wetton. RIP
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on February 02, 2017, 06:09:57 PM
John Wetton. RIP
A huge loss
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: D S on April 16, 2017, 08:55:53 PM
Allan Holdsworth RIP. :(
Never a household name but Holdsworth was a totally unique guitarist who influenced many, including Eddie Van Halen. He played with the likes of UK, Bruford and even (like Nathan) Level 42.
I was lucky enough to see him live and despite me playing guitar for many years, it was like he was speaking in another language to the one I know. Totally over my head but awe inspiring nonetheless.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on April 17, 2017, 02:12:26 PM
:(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on September 03, 2017, 05:36:11 PM
Walter Becker :( :( :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on September 04, 2017, 01:13:28 PM
very sad. :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: sawtooth on September 04, 2017, 04:16:21 PM
I know. Ater year of thinking I really ought to buy some of their records, I've only just round to getting The Best Of Sleely Dan as a means of easing my way into the world of Fagen & Becker. I will certainly invest in more full albums though.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on October 03, 2017, 09:43:41 AM
Tom Petty. I suppose it would be difficult to be less prog than him but I could, and do, listen to his songs for hours. RIP
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on October 03, 2017, 11:45:19 AM
:(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: D S on October 03, 2017, 01:22:47 PM
Tom knew how to write the perfect pop / rock song.  Free Fallin' is basically just the same 3 chords for the whole song but it's a classic.  :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mordwin on October 03, 2017, 11:43:08 PM
Just as fellow Wilbury Dylan was one of the greatest American song writers of his generation, so Tom was of his. A man that could conjure so much from so little. RIP.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: owen on January 11, 2018, 10:33:44 PM
Fast Eddie Clarke

RIP the classic Motörhead, all gone now  :-[
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mikey on January 13, 2018, 03:52:11 PM
Keith Emerson
☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️


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Been going to do this since I found the podcast, which is now some time ago.
Cracking show by Andy Tillison
Well worth a listen

If only from about 58 minutes in for a commentary on Tarkus

Podcast (http://www.progzilla.com/podcast-dance-on-a-volcano-keith-emerson-tribute/)
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Post by: Mikey on November 10, 2018, 09:29:45 AM
Former ELO cellist Hugh McDowell dead at 65

Hugh McDowell, known for his work with ELO, Wizzard and Wetton/Downes, has died at the age of 65
 
Cellist Hugh McDowell, who was best known for his work with ELO and Wizzard throughout the 70s, has died at the age of 65.

McDowell also worked with Wetton/Downes on their Icon albums, with Geoff Downes confirming the news of the musician's death on Twitter.

The Yes keyboardist says: “Very sad news to hear that good friend and super cellist, Hugh McDowell has passed away.

“Apart from his legendary ELO contributions, he was an integral part of all of our Wetton/Downes Icon albums. A great musician and gentleman sadly missed. Thank you Hugh.”

Producer Rob Aubrey also paid tribute to McDowell, saying: “Sad to hear of the death of Hugh McDowell. I recorded him a number of times for John Wetton and Geoff Downes.

“Always fun and a great ear for a cool part… in awe of his tales of life on the road and in the air with ELO. RIP sir.”

McDowell joined the ELO lineup in 1972 but later left the band to hook up with Roy Wood and Bill Hunt in Wizzard. But after a short stint, he returned to ELO in 1973 to replace Colin Walker.

He appeared on ELO’s Discovery music video in 1979, but did not appear on the studio album.

Along with his work with ELO and Wetton/Downes, McDowell played cello on Asia tracks I Will Remember You and An Extraordinary Life from the 2008 album Phoenix and also recorded with Saint Etienne and Simon Apple among others.

No official cause of death has been announced.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rogerg on November 10, 2018, 02:37:08 PM
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