Friday, December 23, 2005


These are the deaths recorded by No Rock during the past 12 months:

Amjed A Abdallah - owner of Studio 8
Laurel Aitken - godfather of ska
Al Aronowitz - Beat generation journalist
Long' John Baldry - pioneering British r&b artist
Eddie Barclay - producer and Brel collaborator
Ronnie Barker - commedian and occasional pop parodist
Renaldo 'Obie' Benson - original Four Tops member
Lamont Bentley - actor and rapper
Jody Berry - cabaret singer
George Best - rock and roll-related footballer
Gareth Bonnetto - Blood Retch's Eddie Richards
Peter Bossley - Macc Lads' Al O'Peesha
Pam Bricker - versatile vocalist
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - bluesman
Danny Joe Brown - Molly Hatchet singer
Oscar Brown Jr - activist and singer-songwriter
RL Burnside - bluesman
Laura Canales - female tejano pioneer
Paul Cannell - Manics and Primal Scream sleeve designer
Jim Capldi - Traffic drummer
Terry Carisse - country producer and singer
Humphrey Carpenter - Radio 3 presenter
Joe Carter - part of the Carter Family
Johnnie Cochran - Snoop and Tupac lawyer
Art Collins - Iggy Pop manager
Lyn Collins - "The Female Preacher"
Chris Curtis - Searchers drummer
Ray Davis - founder member of Parliament-Funkadelic
Sandra Dee - former wife of Bobby Darin
Junior Delgado - reggae legend
Spencer Dryden - Jefferson Airplane drummer
Clancy Eccles - reggae producer
Ibrahim Ferrer - Buena Vista Social Club singer
Gretchen Franklin - actress who appears in Help
Siwsann George - folk singer and activist
Mike Gibbins - Badfinger drummer
John Fred Gourrier - parodist
James Hall - pianist
James "Jimmy" Griffin - founder member of Bread
Daniel L Harrison - tour manager
Nick Hawkins - BADII guitarist
John Herald - Greenbriar Boys singer and guitarist
Paul Hester - Crowed House and Split Enz drummer and The Wiggles' Chef Paul
Steve Hill - Skyhooks singer
Simon Hobart - nightclub promoter
John 'Beatz' Holohan - Bayside drummer
Andy Howard - Twisted Method guitarist
Willie Hutch - Motown singer-songwriter
Johnnie Johnson - Chuck Berry collaborator
Merle Kilgore - country songwriter
Nick Kilroy - label founder
Solomon King - Elvis backing singer
Baker Knight - songwriter
Keith Knudsen - Doobie Brothers drummer
Kid Krupa - Revillos guitarist
Chris LeDoux - cowboy folk originator
John Loder - founder of Southern Records
Iain MacLennan - Scottish folk club promoter
Jimmy Martin - Bluegrass Boys
Chris Mason - Goth dj [died 31.12.04]
Matthew McGory - actor inside Iron Maiden's Eddie
Tony Meehan - Shadows drummer
Robert Moog - synth inventor
Karl Mueller - Soul Asylim founder member
Jess Nicks - pioneering ampitheatre gig promoter
Monica Nilsson - jazz singer
Mana 'China' Nishiura - DMBQ & Shonen Knife drummer
Bryan Ottoson - American Head Charge guitarist
Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her singer
John Raitt - musical stalwart
Eugene Record - Chi-Lites singer
Andy Roberts - Linus multi-instrumentalist
Rocky Roberts - boxer-turned-soul singer
Adam Rust - Superlux member
George Scott - Blind Boys of Alabama singer
Hideaki Sekiguchi - Guitar Wolf bassist
Utpala Sen - playback singer
Patrick Sherry - Bad Beat Revue singer
Jewel "Sammi" Smith - country songwriter
Johnnie Stewart - creator of Top of the Pops
Danny Sugerman - Doors manager
Chris Tetley - Picadilly Radio dj
Randy 'Biscuit' Turner - Big Boys singer
Tommy Vance - Radio One dj
Luther Vandross - soul legend
Wilson 'Lit' Waters Jr - O Brother star and gospel Grammy winner
Chris Whitley - avant-garde blues rocker
Robert Wise - director of The Sound of Music
Link Wray - inventor of the power chord

Valete 2004

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