RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Midnight Oil Bassist Bones Hillman Dies at 62

He joined the band in 1987 and played and sang on every one of their recordings ever since. He was just 62 and had been battling cancer

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Len Barry, ‘1-2-3’ and ‘Bristol Stomp’ Singer, Dies

He was the original lead singer for the popular doo-wop group from Philadelphia, the Dovells. After he departed, he scored a big solo hit

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Ken Hensley, Uriah Heep Founding Member, Dies at 75

The keyboardist and singer wrote much of the hard rock band’s material including “Easy Livin’,” “Lady in Black,” “Stealin’,” and “Look at Yourself”

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Baron Wolman, Who Photographed Rock Legends, Dies at 83

He was Rolling Stone’s first chief photographer. “There was an excitement to concerts. You try to see something in the face, the body language, the lighting.”

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Billy Joe Shaver, Country Artist Who Wrote Songs of Sin and Redemption, Dies

He never earned significant success with his own recordings, but his songs were recorded by Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, the Allman Brothers Band, and more

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Jerry Jeff Walker, ‘Mr. Bojangles’ Singer-Songwriter, Dies

Born Ronald Clyde Crosby in upstate NY, the musician’s most famous composition was inspired by a New Orleans street performer he met in jail

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Tony Lewis, Singer For ’80s Band The Outfield, Dies

The English band with an American-sounding name had significant success with their 1985 debut album, Play Deep, thanks to the hit single, “Your Love”

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Spencer Davis, Leader of Britain’s “Gimme Some Lovin”’ Band, Dies at 81

The band that bore his name was best known for its 1967 top 10 hits “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “I’m a Man,” both sung by Steve Winwood.

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Gordon Haskell, Unhappy Ex-Member of King Crimson, Dies

The veteran musician has described his brief tenure with his school friend Robert Fripp as “the worst nine months of my career”

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Dave Munden, Original Member of British Pop Group the Tremeloes, Dies

The group famously was selected, instead of the Beatles, by Decca Records in an audition. They earned eleven Top 10 singles in the U.K. including two #1s

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