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.

Jerry Corbetta, Sugarloaf Singer, Dies at 68

The band was best known for the top 10 singles “Green-Eyed Lady” (1970) and “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” (1974). Corbetta was just 68

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Remembering REO Speedwagon’s Gary Richrath

The guitarist, songwriter and singer – who authored their biggest hit – died on September 13, 2015. His bandmates and the exec who signed him offer tributes

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Toots Thielemans, Harmonica Master, Dead at 94

He has been described as the greatest harmonica player in the world. Though most of his career was in jazz, he collaborated with many rock legends

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Spiral Starecase Singer Pat Upton Dead at 75

The one hit wonders enjoyed 1969 chart success with “More Today Than Yesterday.” Years later, while touring with a TV star/teen idol, Upton was not on the plane that killed the star and 6 others

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Sandy Pearlman Dead, Longtime Blue Öyster Cult Producer

He also co-managed the band and helped deliver their breakthrough hit. His producer credits include The Clash; he also managed a legendary heavy metal band

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Keith Richards’ Guitar Maker Ted Newman-Jones Dead at 67

Ted Newman-Jones, who made guitars for Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lucinda Williams and others, has died.

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s Guitarist on Early Hits, Dies

One of the pioneers of modern music was 84. With Bill Black on double bass, the two provided all that the King of Rock’n’Roll needed on his early hits

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Prince Tributes From Around the Globe

The world is mourning the loss of a genius. Some tributes from other legends – and Chevrolet – all of whom were affected by his music – and his passing

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Keith Emerson Tributes

We’ve handpicked some tributes from fellow musicians to the ELP keyboardist who died on March 10. “I hope you still felt proud.”

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George Martin Tributes Pour In

Fellow musicians and music industry titans are paying tribute to legendary producer George Martin, who died at 90 on March 8th

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