RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

Mourning the loss of classic rock stars, other musical greats and related figures

Edwin Hawkins, ‘Oh Happy Day’ Gospel Star, Dead

The man behind one of the most popular gospel crossover hits has passed away. In addition to their big hit, his group also backed Melanie on a 1970 smash.

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46

Shocking news as word arrives that the Irish band’s lead vocalist and front woman died suddenly while recording in London

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Glenn Frey Tributes From Fellow Musicians

Social media was abuzz from fans and fellow musicians when they news broke Monday about the passing of #GlennFrey

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Motörhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Dies

The last surviving member of the band’s classic, early lineup has succumbed to pneumonia at age 67. The trio’s Lemmy Kilmister and Phil Taylor both died in 2015

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Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas Dies; Final Interview

Their classic ‘Days of Future Passed’ turned 50 in 2017. Former band members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas discuss those heady early years.

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Rick Hall, Legendary Muscle Shoals Producer, Dies

The co-founder of FAME Studios produced songs for dozens of artists, seamlessly spanning musical genres from country, R&B and pop

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Pat DiNizio, Smithereens Singer, Dies at 62

“Pat had the magic touch. He channeled the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three minute pop songs,” said the band in a statement.

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Johnny Hallyday, ‘The French Elvis,’ Dead at 74

Although he never gained fame in the United States–despite an Ed Sullivan appearance–he was the biggest rock star France has ever known.

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Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, Dies at 87

Goodbye to the actor/singer who introduced his character on “The Andy Griffith Show” and then enjoyed further success in a spinoff–and on the album charts.

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Mitch Margo, ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ Singer, Dies

Their most famous song was originally a hit in Africa, then found its way to American folk singers and finally went to #1 as sung by a 14-year-old boy.

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