RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Buddy Cage, New Riders of the Purple Sage Steel Guitarist, Dead at 73

Cage first met the New Riders on 1970’s cross-Canadian Festival Express Tour, and was subsequently recruited to replace Jerry Garcia in the band.

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Andy Gill, Gang of Four Guitarist, Dead at 64

Said the band in a statement, “Andy was our brother. We made a lot of great noise and art together. We had a few drinks. We traveled the world.”

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Bob Shane, Kingston Trio Co-Founder, Dead at 85

The trio, along with performers such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, is largely credited with helping to spark a folk music revival during the ’50s-’60s.

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Wes Wilson, San Francisco Psychedelic Poster Artist, Dead at 82

Wilson was known for inventing and popularizing a ‘psychedelic’ font around 1966 that made the letters look like they were moving or melting.

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Robert Parker, Singer of 1966 Hit “Barefootin’,” Dies at 89

The New Orleans native began his career as a saxophonist. He later became a vocalist and scored his only top 10 hit with the classic dance number.

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David Olney, Singer-Songwriter, Dies During Performance

His songs were recorded by such stars as Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. He died onstage while playing at a top songwriters festival

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The Left Banke’s Steve Martin Caro Dies

The group’s biggest hit, 1966’s ‘Walk Away Renee,” was written by a band member who became infatuated with the girlfriend of another.

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Rush Drummer, Neil Peart, Dies of Brain Cancer

The band wrote, “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news” of their friend and bandmate

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Neil Innes, of Bonzo Dog Band/Rutles/Python Fame, Dies at 75

His Twitter page described him as an ““Ego Warrior, Style Guru & Fantasist. Idiot Bastard Band. Ex Bonzo, Rutle, and Innes Book of Records.”

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Sleepy LaBeef, Rockabilly Musician, Dead at 84

“Sleepy existed in a Gulf Coast world where the hard-driving ’50s rock and roll mixed with classic country never went away,” said a fellow musician.

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