RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Little Feat’s Paul Barrere Dies at 71

The guitarist and singer had been diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015. He co-wrote several of the band’s favorites including “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”

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Don Baskin of Syndicate of Sound—Singer of 1966 Hit “Little Girl”—Dies

With the arrival of punk, ’60s garage-rock, a  major influence on the genre, was back in vogue, and “Little Girl” was considered a classic of the genre.

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Ozark Mountain Daredevils Founding Member, Steve Cash, Dies

The musician and longtime member co-wrote the country rock band’s two biggest hits, “Jackie Blue” and “If You Wanna Get to Heaven”

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George ‘Pops’ Chambers, of Chambers Brothers, Dies

The brothers started out as a gospel quartet, and then became a soul band fused with psychedelia. They scored a huge hit in 1968 with “Time Has Come Today”

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Ginger Baker, Legendary Cream Drummer, Dies at 80

The news arrived 11 days after the family wrote that he was hospitalized and critically ill. He famously teamed with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce to form Cream

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‘Molly’ Duncan, Founding Member of Average White Band, Dies

The saxophonist co-wrote the band’s #1 hit, “Pick Up the Pieces.” He told an interviewer he hadn’t thought the mostly instrumental song should be a single

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Barrie Masters, Eddie and the Hot Rods Singer, Dead at 63

Eddie and the Hot Rods’ pub-rock style was influenced by American R&B and in turn influenced punk groups like the Clash and the Sex Pistols.

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Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead’s Primary Lyricist, Dies

He collaborated with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and others on such classic songs as “Sugar Magnolia” and “Uncle John’s Band,” and their biggest single

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Eddie Money, Veteran Rocker, Dies at 70

The rocker had recently revealed that he had developed esophageal cancer. A new season of his AXS TV reality series, Real Money, had just begun

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Daniel Johnston, Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 58

He first gained a following by handing out homemade tapes of his music to people he met. He later became the subject of an award-winning documentary

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