RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Fred Foster—Producer, Exec & Songwriter—Dead

He was instrumental in the development of the careers of Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, and co-wrote “Me and Bobby McGee,” among his many accomplishments

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Tedeschi Trucks’ Kofi Burbridge Dies at 57

Band sources are reporting that the longtime keyboardist and flutist of the Grammy-winning band has died. He had undergone heart surgery in 2017

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Guy Webster, Rock Album Photographer, Dies

His album covers included classics by the Doors, the Mamas and the Papas, the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, Chicago, and Simon and Garfunkel.

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James Ingram, ’80s/’90s R&B Singer, Dead at 66

In all, Ingram placed a dozen singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including hit duets with Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald and others.

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Reggie Young, Guitarist on Countless Hits, Dies

His guitar can be heard on recordings by Elvis Presley, the Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr and more.

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Steve Madaio, Trumpeter for Wonder, Stones, Dies

He can be heard on countless recordings made with Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Earth, Wind & Fire, B. B. King, Don Henley, and more

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Clydie King, Legendary Backing Vocalist, Dies

Over her career, she sang on recordings for Ray Charles, the Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt and Skynyrd, but was best known for her work with Dylan.

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Captain and Tennille’s Daryl Dragon Dead at 76

Half of the duo behind hits like “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” he had previously served as a keyboardist for the Beach Boys.

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Ray Sawyer, ‘Cover of Rolling Stone’ Singer, Dies

While the song was climbing the charts, the band’s manager met with the magazine’s editor and persuaded him to put the band on the cover.

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Honey Lantree, ‘Have I the Right?’ Drummer, Dies

One of few female drummers in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, she gave the Top 10 British Invasion hit its signature sound.

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