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EArtha Kitt, played Batman's Catwoman among many of her triumphs

EArtha Kitt, played Batman's Catwoman among many of her triumphs

Rock Star Death Notices - January 2009
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RIP This Month:

RIP This month: Walter Haynes, Mike Mancini, H. Sridhar, Sabu Rex, Nina Creque, Odetta, Everett Reece, Elmer Valentine, Derek Wadsworth, Lala Abbasova, Chico Banks, Bokonggo, Steve Roharyn, David Ezrin, Omar Clay, Frances Lynne, Party Arty, Anca Parghel, Runar Juliusson, Dom Mallary, Vincent Brecknell, George Strawser, Bobbye King, Wally Sontag, Troy Dixon, Douglas Parker, Minoru Endo, Les Kaczamerek, Mervin Perera, Dennis Yost, Gerardo Luongo, Colin Michael Campbell, Jimmy Gourley, Vernon McNeill, Will Coles, Pete Carter, Steve Isham, Didith Reyes, Dorothy Porter, Brillo Roberts, Lenny Hutter, Brillo Roberts, Bill Ashford, Bob Winesett, Lowe Murray, Jeff Chance, Big Man Greg Lawrence, Ramon Barce, John Kelley, James Payton, Jack Quigley, Davey Graham, Loyd Howell, Clyde “Kindy” Sproat, John Bowman, Dr. Charles Borne, Harold Gramatges, Texas Pete Mayes, Cyril Knowles, Nasir P. Ramlee, Amy Golden Uleis, John Byrne, Benjamin Simpson, Freddy Breck, Feliciano Vierra Tavares Sr., Turgun Alimatoy, Louie Bashell, Rob Brumfiel, Buddy Charles, Kenn Cox, Page Cavanaugh, Adrian Mitchell, Rik Taylor, Graham Green, Paul Strausman, John Gooch, Steve Hacker, Bud Prager, Kofi Ghanaba, Alf Robertson, Rick Damell, Dickie Jobson, Heath Sammons, Ertha Kitt, Robert Ward Sr., Vinnie Naccarato, Delaney Bramlett, Joseph Lombardi, Lars Hollmer, Vincent Ford, Freddie Hubbard, Ernest Allen Jr., Bob Boatright, Harold Rollenhagen, Nicky Capezuto

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Robert Lucas of Canned Heat (Top) and The Jimi Hendrix Experience (bottom) with Mitch Mitchell on right - photo by (Robert Lucas) Pat Johnson

Robert Lucas of Canned Heat (Top) and The Jimi Hendrix Experience (bottom) with Mitch Mitchell on right
photo by (Robert Lucas) Pat Johnson

Rock Star Death Notices - December 2008
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RIP This Month:

RIP This month: Robert Lucas (Canned Heat), Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), Jack Reno, Rosetta Reitz, Mack McClanahan, Danny Yarbrough, Tripp Jenkins, Max Parodi, Kevin Brock, Byron Lee, Jheryl Busby, Dr. Orlando Owoh, Bob Edmunds, Olivia McClurkin, Jackie Machules, Chris Thurston, Emile Guess, Alex Donnelly, Khatereh Parvaneh, Milu, Juan Blanco, Danny Manuel, Mark Price, Al Tait, Willie Washington, Jody Reynolds, John Fugiasco, Mel Graves, Rev. Merlin W. Shorb, Johnny Jones, Douglas Fernandez, Oscar Rosales, Miriam Makeba, Geraldo Pino, Pee Wee Doyle, Whylie Lopez, David Leibson, George Jackson, Dick Day, Sam Trombino, Ron Sokolowski, Wannes Van De Velde, Dave Hirao, Jerry Dube, Dimas Garza, Enrique Carreras, Pat Riordan, John Rice, Roberta Zito, Jody Doss, Joe Ellis Jr., Irving Gertz, Judy Wallace, Bruce Clark, Hilmer Hassig, Reg Varney, Tony Reedus, Julio Ortiz, Luisin Landaez, Sandy Izenson, Guy Peellaert, Pat Ramsey, Frank Buffone, Ram Thapa, Greg Morelli, Baby G, Luderin Darbone, Charlie Bones, MC Breed, Mario Martorano, Don Durham, Rae Imamura, John Osnes, Jay Kapner, Danny Hill, Lisa Marie Gupton, Richey James Edwards, Bud Krauss, Bud De Tar, Everette Short, Johnny Baker, John Spalding, Artis Brewster Sr., Paul Gerrett, Kenny MacLean, Mark King, Michael Lee, Alva Parker, Billy Wilson, Mitchell Lurie, Bill Dreyfuss, Flipper Ocsi, Rob Partridge, Alan Gordon, Joe Romano, Ralph Giordano, Paapa Yaw Johnson, Pekka Pohjola, Bob Green, Corey Osborn, Bill Drake, Joan Baptista Humet, Munetaka Higuchi, Mike Terry, Mikel Laboa.

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Merle Saunders in his younger days, RIP - photo by The Chronicle

Merle Saunders in his younger days, RIP
photo by The Chronicle

Rock Star Death Notices - November 2008
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RIP This Month:

RIP This month: Merl Saunders, Henry Steinway, Bob Jones, Vice Vukov, Ermine Dempsey-Barker, Bryan Morrison, Jemene Miller, Sharon Rawles McManus, Stan Kann, Henry Adler, Rob Guest, Johnny J, Eddie Berger, Lloyd Thaxton, Jack Oatts, Gidget Gein, Alton Ellis, Joe O’Neil, Dante DiThomas, Levi Stubbs, Hal Kant, Brion Ford, Estelle Reiner, Jimmy Carl Black and many more…..

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Early Pink Floyd featuring Rick Wright (far right)

Early Pink Floyd featuring Rick Wright (far right)

Rock Star Death Notices - Rökktober 2008
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RIP This Month:

Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright (Keyboard, Organ), Richard Beckman, Gilbert Moorer Jr., John Weatherwax, Loren Newton, Bill Chrystal, Brian Gardner, Jed Cruz, Eldon Rathburn, Sammy Cohen, Mariyamma John, George Young, Claude Watt, BJ Papa, Reuben Bee Sithole, Rik Clay, Freddie King, Jerry Reed, Sheldon Keller, Arne Domnerus, Pierre Van Dormael, May Shin, Geo Voumard, Raul Ornelas, Waldick Soriano, Eric Laufer, Fernest Arceneaux, Charles “Ray” Loring, Berenice Chavez, Nick Masullo, Phil White, Dino Dvornik, Rick Cicalo, Chris Dudek, Richard Wylie, Marvin Stuckett, Matt Bachrach, Big Jim Morse, Kunnakudi S Vaidyanathan, Jason Stuart, Hector Zazou, Bheki Mseleku, Merlin Littlefield, David Winter, Christian Sylvain Denis, Morne Bouwer, Charlie Walker, Billy Ransom, Ray Overholt, Grant Krueger, Willy Graves, Stefano Rosso, Warren Brown, YT-De Wet, Ndapanda Eigowas, Norman Whitfield, Beryl Carnell, Cary Winscott, Opal Courtney Jr., Lou Trebar, Paul Landerman, Earl Palmer, Dick Sudhalter, Nappy Brown, Steve Verwolf…. RIP

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Hiram Bullock in Berlin, Germany 4-25-2002

Hiram Bullock in Berlin, Germany 4-25-2002

Rock Star Death Notices - September 2008
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RIP in September 2008: Hiram Bullock, Roger Dean, Isaac Hayes, Don Helms, Jerry Wexler, Johnny Moore, Ronnie Drew, Pervis Jackson, LeRoi Moore, Phil Guy, Jimmy Cleveland, Steve Foley and others

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former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, Jammin guitar!!

former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, Jammin guitar!!

Rock Star Death Notices - August 2008
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RIP This Month:

RIP This Month: Mel Galley, Johnny Schou, Rodney Tryone Jennings Jr., Jerry Ritchie, Natasha Shneider, Noel Sayre, Mickey Brandon, Clive Hornby, Oliver Schroer, Colin Cooper, David Kahn, Bishop Charles Craig III, Karel Hala, Lonnie Sandoval, Bobby Durham, Liz Marks, Ralph Hutchinson, Hugh Mendl, Ramey Reeves, Dr. Michael B. Gregg, Wayne Campbell, Bill Ector, Roy Thompson, Chuck Carbo, Pete Platek, Chris Holzhaus, Dr. H.M. Laub, Kae Williams Jr., Vili Kazasyan, Gianfranco Funari, Tony Snow, Earl Nelson, Gerald Wiggins, Les Crane, Kate Reider, Teta Lando, Jabu Ndaba, Lawrence Roberts, Bob King, Maynard Silva, Jo Stafford, Roy Shirley, Chinamira, Harold Chester Moore, Artie Traum, Michael Dmoch, Tumasi Quitsak, Fanuel Murambidzi, Zeze Gonzaga, Pavel “Hroch” Grohman, Johnny Griffin

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the Legend, Bo Diddley

the Legend, Bo Diddley

Rock Star Death Notices - July 2008
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RIP This Month:

RIP This month: Farlan Myers, Jerry Cole, Danny Moss, Barry Dunnery, Charlie Newman, Steve Rhodes, Sammy Needle, Campbell Burnap, Nat Temple, Hugh Jarrett, Michael Kahan, Alton Kelley, James Stenhafel, Bo Diddley, Gerry Holley, Alfred Nokwe, Veeva Ellen Daniels Hamblen, Pecos Kanvas, Bo Roberts, Jose Antonion Ramos, Bill Finegan, Peter Kapetan, Marlys A. Nelson, Adam Thomas, Bill Coday, Ross Kinnear, Saban Bajramovic, Prince Kupi, Moto Silumo, Diane Muise, Jim Hinde, Colin Lumsdale, Richard Mikuls, Nick Sanderson, Red Shea, Raymond Sambolin, Alf Coward, Ernest Booth Watmough, Paul Smith, Kirby Small, Robby Stamps, Omondi Tonny, Danny Davis, Leon Austin, John T. Smith, Ian Robinson, Jack Rootoo, Michael Murphy, Traci Michaelz, Titi Winterstein, Bill Koggenhop, Jimmy Ekho, Charles L. White, Jamelao, Esbjorn Svensson, John D’Angiolini, Tom Mooney, Gift Fumulani, Junior Thomas, James M. McKinney Jr., Matt Butler, Steve Swan, Tom Hunter, Oliver De Coque, Roy Boss, Carl Eilers, Dr. Emmanuel Tumusiime, Chris Johnson, Timo Ansah, Charles J.L. Banks, Ira Tucker Sr., Snuffy Miller

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Alton Kelley, a legendary artist who created a graphic style that rocked the world beginning in the psychedelic Sixties. His concert posters, logo designs, LP album covers, and fine art have forevermore defined that time.

Alton Kelley, a legendary artist who created a graphic style that rocked the world beginning in the psychedelic Sixties. His concert posters, logo designs, LP album covers, and fine art have forevermore defined that time.

Rock Star Death Notices - June 2008
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RIP This Month:

Included this month: Alton Kelly (famous CD cover designer), John Rutsey (original Rush drummer), Madison’s Gary Kryshak, Utah Phillips (singer/songwriter who worked with Ani DiFranco, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Tom Waits), Danny Rhodes (worked with Dicky Betts, Gregg Allman, Gatemouth Brown) and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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Sean Costello  1979-2008 Delta Groove recording artist Sean Costello passed away in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, April 15th, one day before his 29th birthday.

Sean Costello 1979-2008 Delta Groove recording artist Sean Costello passed away in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, April 15th, one day before his 29th birthday.

Rock Star Death Notices - May 2008
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RIP This Month:

Included This Month: Sean Costello, Cedella Marley Booker, Bob Kames, George Butler, and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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Bill Ludwig II presenting a snare drum to Ringo Star of the Beatles

Bill Ludwig II presenting a snare drum to Ringo Star of the Beatles

Rock Star Death Notices - April 2008
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RIP This Month:

Included This Month: Bill Ludwig, Martin Fierro, Chuck Day, Tim Miller, Norman Smith and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Miles (right) circa 1970 Band Of Gypsies era

Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Miles (right) circa 1970 Band Of Gypsies era

Rock Star Death Notices - March 2008
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RIP This Month:

Included This Month: Buddy Miles, Big Joe Turner, Jeff Healey, Jeff Salen, Adam Parker Block, Ben McMillan, Don Pavel, Ted Arighi, Robert Luly, Schoolboy Cleve, Scot Halpin, Henri Salvador, Jesus Rey David Alfaro, Jose Topete Guadeloupe, Israel Torres, and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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Cast of the Bob Newhart show circa 1970's, Suzanne Pleshette is at the lower right

Cast of the Bob Newhart show circa 1970's, Suzanne Pleshette is at the lower right

Rock Star Death Notices - February 2008
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RIP This Month:

Included This Month: - Suzanne Pleshette, Steve Docherty, Ben Marlin, O.G. Style, Stanley Gaines Sr., Doc Soul Stirrer, Earl May, Tony Ben, Acrani Crosswords, Vernon Derrick, Drew Glackin, Cy Leslie, Dan Falley, Samir Hussein, Wally Willette, Bill Belew, Vampira, Pete Candoli, Jon Stoll, Brad Renfro, Steve Gould, Kyle Parnell, John Stewart, Jack D. Johnson, and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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Ike Turner with Tina in the 1960's

Ike Turner with Tina in the 1960's

Rock Star Death Notices - January 2008
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RIP This Month:

Included This Month: Ike Turner, Barbara Salisbury, Rev. Bruce Holcombe, Jim Nesbitt, Ralph Ezell, Zayda Pena, Justin Bonfigt, Sergio Gomez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mel Cheren, Billie Lowery, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Sweet Louie Smith, Dan Fogelberg, Jerry McEwen, Damien Morris, Andy Milner, Donald Young, and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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Kevin Dubrow - photo by Colleen Bracken

Kevin Dubrow
photo by Colleen Bracken

Rock Star Death Notices - December 2007
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RIP This Month:

Included this month: Kevin DuBrow, Robert Goulet, George Osmond, and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube

Rock Star Death Notices - November 2007
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RIP This Month:

Included this month: Lucky Dube, Ralph Kessler, Werner Von Trapp, Howard Hedges, and many other talented artists who will be missed.

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