RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Chad Stuart, of Britain’s Chad & Jeremy Duo, Dead at 79

The school friends formed as a folk duo in 1962 and enjoyed such British Invasion-era hits as “Yesterday’s Gone” and “A Summer Song.

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Charley Pride, Country Music Legend, Dies at 86

Country music’s first Black superstar and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame made his final performance one month before he passed

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Soul Survivors Founding Member, Kenny Jeremiah, Dies

The lead singer of the 1967 radio hit “Expressway to Your Heart” formed the group with brothers Richie Ingui and Charlie Ingui in New York City

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Bruce Swedien, Grammy-Winning Collaborator with Quincy Jones on ‘Thriller,’ Dies

The engineer earned 5 Grammy Awards. “I wouldn’t even think about going into a recording session unless I knew Bruce was behind the board,” said Jones

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Midnight Oil Bassist Bones Hillman Dies at 62

He joined the band in 1987 and played and sang on every one of their recordings ever since. He was just 62 and had been battling cancer

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Len Barry, ‘1-2-3’ and ‘Bristol Stomp’ Singer, Dies

He was the original lead singer for the popular doo-wop group from Philadelphia, the Dovells. After he departed, he scored a big solo hit

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Ken Hensley, Uriah Heep Founding Member, Dies at 75

The keyboardist and singer wrote much of the hard rock band’s material including “Easy Livin’,” “Lady in Black,” “Stealin’,” and “Look at Yourself”

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Baron Wolman, Who Photographed Rock Legends, Dies at 83

He was Rolling Stone’s first chief photographer. “There was an excitement to concerts. You try to see something in the face, the body language, the lighting.”

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Billy Joe Shaver, Country Artist Who Wrote Songs of Sin and Redemption, Dies

He never earned significant success with his own recordings, but his songs were recorded by Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, the Allman Brothers Band, and more

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Jerry Jeff Walker, ‘Mr. Bojangles’ Singer-Songwriter, Dies

Born Ronald Clyde Crosby in upstate NY, the musician’s most famous composition was inspired by a New Orleans street performer he met in jail

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