One of the true greats of rock music, Tom Petty, has passed away following a heart attack. After a premature announcement by the LAPD, Tom’s family has now announced that he has gone – truly a rock ‘n’ roll great!
Walter Becker, legendary guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of Steely Dan passed away on September 3, 2017.
Steely Dan bandmate, Donald Fagen, issued a memorial letter praising Walter’s talent and remarking that he was,
…smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter… He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny.
Donald also said,
I intend to keep the music we created together alive.
Read the full Rolling Stone obituary here.
steely dan – my old school – 1973 – video
steely dan – fm (no static at all) – 1978 – video
Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936– August 8, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January 1969 through June 1972.
During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album.
One of the greats passed away today – Read Rolling Stones Magazine’s article here.
Leon Russell died in his sleep in at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 13, 2016, at the age of 74, his wife said in a statement on his website. In 2010, he underwent surgery to stop leaking brain fluid, and he suffered a heart attack in July 2016. He was recovering from heart surgery.
Elton John, who had once been Russell’s opening act, said “He was my biggest influence as a piano player, a singer and a songwriter.” On hearing of Russell’s death, he said “My darling Leon Russell passed away last night. He was a mentor, inspiration and so kind to me.”
Leonard Cohen has passed away, aged 82. Read Rolling Stone Magazine here
Paul Kantner, founding member of Jefferson Airplane, died on Thursday, Jan 28. He was 74. Paul had suffered an number of health issues in recent times including a heart attack in March 2015, and another this past week.
White Rabbit – Jefferson Starship – video.
For the second time in a week, a shining light of 70s music has died: Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Monday, January 18. He was 67.
Read the Rolling Stone Magazine article here.
The Eagles – One of These Nights – video
The Eagles – New Kid in Town – Video