RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

UFO Guitarist/Keyboardist Paul Raymond Dies

The musician had been with the British rock band since 1976. They had completed a 50th anniversary tour just one week earlier

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Ranking Roger, of English Beat & General Public, Dies

Playing a heady blend of ska, pop soul, reggae and punk rock, the Beat’s music reflected Roger’s dynamic upbringing, and helped encourage unity.

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Scott Walker, of Walker Brothers Fame, Dead at 76

Although they were American, the Walker Brothers set up shop in England and were swept into fame as part of the British Invasion.

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Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, Dead at 81

He was given the title ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ by his fellow surfers, with whom he surfed from sun-up to sun-down. RIP, Dick Dale!

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David White, ‘At the Hop,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me’ Songwriter, Dies

The co-founder of the 1950s doo-wop group Danny & the Juniors penned their big singles and then teamed to write hits for Lesley Gore and others

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Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer on 100s of Hits, Dies

The legendary member of the Los Angeles-based studio musicians was 90. They performed on hits by the Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Sonny & Cher, the Byrds and more

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Asa Brebner, Boston Rock Fixture (Modern Lovers, Robin Lane), Dies

The guitarist-vocalist had played 2 recent reunion shows with Robin Lane & the Chartbusters. He was a member of Jonathan Richman’s band for several tenures

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Doug Sandom, Early Who Drummer, Dies

“If you have read my book you will know how kind Doug was to me, and how clumsily I dealt with his leaving the band,” wrote Pete Townshend.

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Talk Talk Frontman, Mark Hollis, Dead at 64

The synth-pop had several 1980s hits including 1984’s “It’s My Life.” Hollis co-founded the band and was also their principal songwriter

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Peter Tork of the Monkees Is Dead at 77

He is the second member of the much-loved music group to pass, following the death of Davy Jones in 2012. He’s being mourned by his fans

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