RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Reggae Pioneer ‘Toots’ Hibbert Dead at 77

The founder of Toots and the Maytals gave reggae music its name and contributed classic songs like “Pressure Drop” and “Monkey Man” to the lexicon.

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Justin Townes Earle, Musician Son of Steve Earle, Dies

The singer-songwriter, 38 years old, was given his middle name in honor of his father’s mentor, the musician Townes Van Zandt

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Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Dies at 68

The musician went public with his cancer diagnosis in 2019. Though he’s not an original member, he was a force in their most commercially successful lineup

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Pete Way, UFO Founding Bassist, Dies at 69

Way, vocalist Phil Mogg, guitarist Mick Bolton, and drummer Andy Parker formed UFO in 1969. His death follows the passing of another member two months earlier

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Trini Lopez—‘If I Had a Hammer’ & ‘Lemon Tree’ Singer—Dead at 83

The singer who rocked up everything from folk songs to standards, giving them a Latin accent, was a sensation in the early ’60s.

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Wayne Fontana, ‘Game of Love’ British Invasion Singer, Dead at 74

The singer left the group in frustration after they scored their sole big hit, and they went on to have another without him.

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Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder, Dies at 73

The guitarist and songwriter – he wrote such songs as “Black Magic Woman” – co-founded the group with Mick Fleetwood in 1967

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Emitt Rhodes, One-Man-Band Artist, Dies at 70

The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist found acclaim with his 1970 self-titled album, but soon went over four decades in between albums

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Charlie Daniels, Country Rock Legend, Dies at 83

The legend was best known for his 1979 hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but also performed on Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline

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Ennio Morricone, Composer of ‘The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,’ and 100s of Other Films, Dies

The Maestro scored films for many legendary directors. But it was the trio of mid-1960s “Spaghetti Westerns” for Sergio Leone for which he’s best known

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