RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Longtime Skid Row Singer Johnny Solinger Dies at 55

“We are saddened to hear the news of our brother,” wrote the band of his passing. He succeeded Sebastian Bach to become the group’s longest tenured singer

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Ambrosia Keyboardist David Cutler Lewis Dies

He was a member of the group in the late ’70s/early ’80s, and played on their 1980 pop hit, “Biggest Part of Me.” He later won a Grammy with another band

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B.J. Thomas Dead at 78

The 78-year-old 5x Grammy Award winner enjoyed a 50-year career with such hits as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and “Hooked On a Feeling.”

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Patrick Sky, Singer-Songwriter Popular in the ’60s, Dead at 77

A mainstay of the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the 1960s, he started out playing traditional songs but then wrote his own.

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Roger Hawkins, Drummer in Muscle Shoals’ Swampers, Dies at 75

He kept the backbeat on classic hits by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Paul Simon, Bob Seger and hundreds of others.

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Lloyd Price, ‘Personality’ & ‘Stagger Lee’ Singer, Dead at 88

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee scored his first chart-topping hit in 1952 and continued to be a major presence for several years.

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Tommy West, Producer for Jim Croce & Others, Dies

In addition to producing the singer-songwriter with his partner Terry Cashman, West made numerous recordings of his own, and produced many other hits

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Al Schmitt, 23x Grammy Award-Winning Producer-Engineer, Dies

The winner of 23 Grammys–more than any other engineer in history–worked with Elvis, the Jefferson Airplane, Dylan, Sam Cooke, Steely Dan, and many others

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Bay City Rollers Singer Les McKeown Dead at 65

By the mid-’70s, they’d sparked a rabid following among young girls, imitating the group’s tartan fashions, that took on the name Rollermania.

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Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf Collaborator on ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ Dead at 73

The composer, who began his career working in theater, also collaborated with singers Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion and Air Supply.

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