RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

UFO Guitarist Paul Chapman Dies on 66th Birthday

The Welsh musician answered an ad in the U.K. weekly Melody Maker for a rock band seeking a second guitarist. He passed the audition

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Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, Dies at 69

After several chart hits with her sisters, Bonnie Pointer began a solo career, and missed out on the group’s significant success to come

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Steve Priest, Bassist/Vocalist For the Sweet, Dies at 72

The glam rock band earned worldwide success throughout the 1970s, particularly with such hits as 1972’s catchy “Little Willy” and 1975’s “Fox on the Run”

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Bob Kulick, Who Played with KISS, Lou Reed & Others, Dead at 70

“His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated,” said his brother Bruce, a former member of KISS.

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Astrid Kirchherr, Early Beatles Photographer, Dies

The art student met the Beatles during their visit to Hamburg, in 1960 and ultimately received near-unparalleled access to them in their early years

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Phil May, Pretty Things Frontman, Dead at 75

The band’s co-founder was its frontman for a remarkable 55 years. They never made it big commercially but were loved by Bowie, Dylan and others.

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Jorge Santana, Malo Leader and Brother of Carlos, Dies

He was the youngest of three brothers and the second after Carlos to pick up the guitar. Since 1972, he has been the leader of the band, Malo

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Moon Martin Dies: Musician Wrote ‘Bad Case of Loving You’

The singer-songwriter, guitarist and power pop performer was best known for his song that became a hit when it was recorded by Robert Palmer in 1979

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Little Richard, Rock and Roll Legend, Dies at 87

Though the flamboyant performer only earned four Top 10 singles, he was one of the architects of rock and roll, beginning with his 1955 single “Tutti Frutti”

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Brian Howe, Former Bad Company Frontman, Dies at 66

The singer and songwriter joined the band’s original members Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs when they reunited in the mid-80s and stayed with them for 8 years

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