RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Tony Lewis, Singer For ’80s Band The Outfield, Dies

The English band with an American-sounding name had significant success with their 1985 debut album, Play Deep, thanks to the hit single, “Your Love”

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Spencer Davis, Leader of Britain’s “Gimme Some Lovin”’ Band, Dies at 81

The band that bore his name was best known for its 1967 top 10 hits “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “I’m a Man,” both sung by Steve Winwood.

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Gordon Haskell, Unhappy Ex-Member of King Crimson, Dies

The veteran musician has described his brief tenure with his school friend Robert Fripp as “the worst nine months of my career”

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Dave Munden, Original Member of British Pop Group the Tremeloes, Dies

The group famously was selected, instead of the Beatles, by Decca Records in an audition. They earned eleven Top 10 singles in the U.K. including two #1s

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Johnny Nash, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Singer, Dead at 80

By the time the singer scored his biggest hit in 1972, he was already a 15-year chart veteran, with another smash, ‘Hold Me Tight,’ having made the top 10.

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Eddie Van Halen, Guitar Legend, Dies at 65

He was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2000. “I used metal picks – they’re brass and copper – which I always held in my mouth,” he once revealed

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Francis Rocco Prestia, Tower of Power Bassist, Dead at 69

“To say that Francis Rocco Prestia was a huge part of the Tower of Power sound is a gross understatement,” said ToP co-founder Emilio Castillo.

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Mac Davis, Who Wrote Hits For Elvis, and Had His Own #1 Pop Single, Dies

The country-pop performer wrote such hits as “In the Ghetto” and “Memories” for Presley before recording his own #1 single with “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”

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Helen Reddy, ’70s Hitmaker of ‘I Am Woman’ Fame, Dies

The Australian-born singer became a pop superstar with four #1 singles. The first, 1972’s “I Am Woman,” was an anthem for the women’s liberation movement

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Original Van Halen Bassist Mark Stone Dies

Stone joined brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen in 1972 in a band whose name evolved to Mammoth. He had been ill with cancer

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