RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Tributes for Dr. John, New Orleans Music Legend

The Night Tripper, one of music’s true originals, and a six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, vocalist and composer, was 77

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Roky Erickson, Texas Rock Legend, Dead at 71

As the lead vocalist and songwriter of the psychedelic 13th Floor Elevators and as a solo artist, Erickson symbolized the vibrant Texas rock scene.

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Leon Redbone, Singer Who Recalled Earlier Era, Dies

Redbone’s reverence for jazz, country, ragtime, blues and vaudeville was reflected in his performance, stage patter and attire.

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UFO Guitarist/Keyboardist Paul Raymond Dies

The musician had been with the British rock band since 1976. They had completed a 50th anniversary tour just one week earlier

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Ranking Roger, of English Beat & General Public, Dies

Playing a heady blend of ska, pop soul, reggae and punk rock, the Beat’s music reflected Roger’s dynamic upbringing, and helped encourage unity.

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Scott Walker, of Walker Brothers Fame, Dead at 76

Although they were American, the Walker Brothers set up shop in England and were swept into fame as part of the British Invasion.

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Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, Dead at 81

He was given the title ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ by his fellow surfers, with whom he surfed from sun-up to sun-down. RIP, Dick Dale!

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David White, ‘At the Hop,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me’ Songwriter, Dies

The co-founder of the 1950s doo-wop group Danny & the Juniors penned their big singles and then teamed to write hits for Lesley Gore and others

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Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer on 100s of Hits, Dies

The legendary member of the Los Angeles-based studio musicians was 90. They performed on hits by the Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Sonny & Cher, the Byrds and more

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Asa Brebner, Boston Rock Fixture (Modern Lovers, Robin Lane), Dies

The guitarist-vocalist had played 2 recent reunion shows with Robin Lane & the Chartbusters. He was a member of Jonathan Richman’s band for several tenures

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