RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

Rock music and its antecedents have now been with us for many decades. Alas, that now means that we are losing many significant artists, musicians and other key musical figures. Plus, sadly, there are those who we lose far too early. Here is where we appreciate their accomplishments and achievements as well as who they were as people and personalities.

Glen Campbell, Country-Pop Superstar, Dead at 81

Following a long battle with Alzheimer’s, the masterful artist who transcended genre has passed. His string of hits told only part of his remarkable story.

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Michael Johnson, ‘Bluer Than Blue’ Singer, Dies

In addition to his top 20 pop single, the singer-songwriter scored several other hits on that chart and two number one country smashes.

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Steppenwolf Keyboardist Goldy McJohn Dead at 72

The founding member, organist on all of the band’s hits including “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride,” died of a heart attack.

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Linkin Park, STP Singer Chester Bennington, Dead

The singer was close with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell who passed in May. He took his life on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday

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Gregg Allman, Music Legend, Dies

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.”

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Chris Cornell Helped Create a Rock Genre

The Soundgarden songwriter/vocalist/guitarist, was one of the architects of the grunge movement. He was found dead in Detroit following a May 17, 2017 gig

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Col. Bruce Hampton, Jam Band Hero, Dies Onstage

A legend of the Southern rock and jam band scenes, the veteran performer was participating in his own tribute concert when he collapsed.

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Allan Holdsworth, Fusion/Prog Guitar Great, Dies

A masterful guitarist who served as an inspiration to Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Neal Schon, Alex Lifeson and others, has passed.

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Bruce Langhorne, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ Inspiration, Dies

He not only played on several of Dylan’s greatest tunes but inspired one that defined its era. A consummate session musician has passed away.

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Molly Hatchet Bassist Banner Thomas Dies at 60

An early member of the Southern rock band, who played on their first four albums, and co-wrote their big hit “Flirtin’ With Disaster,” was still performing.

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