RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Hugh Masekela, Jazz Trumpet Great, Dead at 78

The “Father of South African jazz” appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival and recorded with the Byrds, in addition to recording more than 50 albums.

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Jim Rodford, of Argent, Kinks, Zombies Fame, Dies

The bass player for numerous classic rock bands performed with the Zombies this month during their continued 50th anniversary celebration

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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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