RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Pentti Glan, Lou Reed/Alice Cooper Drummer, Dies

Best known for his work with Lou Reed and Alice Cooper in the ’70s, he was a star first in Canada and later played with a variety of artists.

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Robert Knight, ‘Everlasting Love’ Singer, Dead at 72

The singer who first put the enduring R&B-country classic on the charts in 1967 has passed. It was later a hit for other artists in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

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Charles Bradley, Soul Music Revivalist, Dead at 68

He was nearly 50 when he turned professional, channeling his lifelong love of vintage soul music into a career reviving that classic sound

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Guy Villari, Original ‘Barbara Ann’ Singer, Dies at 75

If you’re a fan of the Beach Boys, you know their best-selling cover. The singer who had the original hit, with his group the Regents, has passed.

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Chicago Percussionist Laudir de Oliveira Dies

The Brazilian musician first performed on the Chicago VI album in 1973 and became a full-time member by 1975’s Chicago VIII

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Grant Hart, Hüsker Dü Drummer/Singer, Dead at 56

The former member of the influential American punk/alternative trio has lost his battle with cancer. Bandmate Bob Mould called him “frighteningly talented.”

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Molly Hatchet Founder, Dave Hlubek, Dies at 66

He founded the Southern Rock band in 1971 and was lead guitarist and co-writer of many songs including “Flirtin’ With Disaster”

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Michael Johnson, ‘Bluer Than Blue’ Singer, Dies

In addition to his top 20 pop single, the singer-songwriter scored several other hits on that chart and two number one country smashes.

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Steppenwolf Keyboardist Goldy McJohn Dead at 72

The founding member, organist on all of the band’s hits including “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride,” died of a heart attack.

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Linkin Park, STP Singer Chester Bennington, Dead

The singer was close with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell who passed in May. He took his life on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday

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