RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Jim Seals, of Seals and Crofts, Dies at 80

The singer was half of the duo that scored such giant soft-rock hits as “Diamond Girl,” “Summer Breeze” and “Get Closer.”

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Bon Jovi Founding Bassist, Alec John Such, Dies

He was one of six members of the band selected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. “We are heartbroken”

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Ronnie Hawkins, Who Gave The Band Their Start, Dies

The Arkansas-born musician moved to Canada in his early twenties, where he forged a career as a leading proponent of rock and roll

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Depeche Mode Co-Founder Andy Fletcher Dies

The electronic band is one of the best-selling musical acts of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020

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YES Drummer Alan White Dies at 72

White joined the band for their 1972 Close to the Edge tour, after recording with John Lennon and George Harrison on “Imagine” and All Things Must Pass

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Vangelis, Composer Best Known For ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ Dies

The Greek-born electronic music composer earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The album and title track both reached #1 in the U.S.

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Bob Neuwirth Dies, Dylan Cohort and Co-Writer of Joplin’s ‘Mercedes Benz’

He was part of the Cambridge, Mass., blues-folk scene in the ’60s, and was by Dylan’s side for much of the mid-60s and later for the Rolling Thunder Revue

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Mickey Gilley, Country Singer and Actor, Dies at 86

He grew up with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, surrounded by the influence of music. He later earned 17 #1 country hits

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Naomi Judd, of Country Duo The Judds, is Mourned

Her death occurred on the eve of her induction, with daughter Wynonna, into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo had just announced a tour

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Judy Henske, Folk Singer Known for ‘High Flying Bird,’ Dies at 85

Known for her fervent, dramatic vocal style and commanding stage presence, Judy Henske stood out from her folk music peers.

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