RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

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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Power Pop Singer-Songwriter Tommy Keene Dies

Fans of power pop were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Tommy Keene, best known for his 1984 radio hit “Places That Are Gone.”

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David Cassidy, ’70s Actor and Pop Idol, Dead at 67

The actor and singer, who first attained fame in the 1970s as a cast member of TV’s ‘Partridge Family,’ succumbed following organ failure

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AC/DC Co-Founder, Malcolm Young, Dies at 64

The band has suffered an unspeakable second loss in less than a month with the passing of its rhythm guitarist. He had taken a leave of absence in 2014

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Faith No More Original Singer Chuck Mosley Dies

The funk metal band’s lead vocalist and songwriter left the band, not by choice, after their first 2 albums. Their next LP delivered a huge hit. He suffered from the “disease of addiction”

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