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    Minnesota rapper George Floyd

    Minnesota rapper George Floyd

    Rockstar Death Notices June 2020
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    RIP This Month:

    This Month: Madisonians Jeffry Eckels and Ash Quinn, plus national artists Hux Brown (Toots and the Maytals), Vera Lynn (from the Pink Floyd Song), Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters), Lucky Peterson, Steve Priest (Sweet), Bucky Baxter (Bob Dylan), George Floyd, Brian Howe (Bad Company), Sweet Pea Atkinson (Was Not Was), and many others.

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    Brice

    Brice "Lee" Gates
    photo by Sweet Music Chica

    Rockstar Death Notices - May 2020
    (910) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP this month: Ellis Marsalis, David Bolyard (MKE), Lee Gates (MKE)

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    Kenny Rogers

    Kenny Rogers

    Rockstar Death Notices - April 2020
    (287) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP this month: Start of Covid-19 deaths, Kenny Rogers, Joe Diffie… too many to list this month.

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    RIP John Prine D. 4-7-2020 - Covid-19

    RIP John Prine D. 4-7-2020 - Covid-19

    Rockstar Death Notices - Covid 19 Edition
    (831) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    This is a page I never thought we’d have to start. The following are musicians who have died after contracting Covid-19. RIP. Page updated as necessitates.

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    Madison's Jake Wheeler of Axiom and Mr. Fist - photo by Rise Up Lights

    Madison's Jake Wheeler of Axiom and Mr. Fist
    photo by Rise Up Lights

    Rock Star Death Notices - March 2020
    (508) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP This month: Kandy Burns (Phoenix Camerah, Max Ink Radio), Jake Wheeler (Madison - Axiom, Mr. Fist), Mike Bailey (Madison, Star Star Stereo record label) and many others.

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    Rush's Neil Peart circa 1970's

    Rush's Neil Peart circa 1970's

    Rockstar Death Notices - February 2020
    (510) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP This Month: Neil Peart (Rush), Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Bob Shane (Kingston Trio),  David Olney, John Sinks (Madison), and many others

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    UW Madison alumna and writer of TV show

    UW Madison alumna and writer of TV show "Friends" theme song Allee Willis

    Rockstar Death Notices - January 2020
    (629) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    This Month: Allee Willis (“Friends” TV show theme songwriter), Juice Wrld (rapper), Sleepy Labeef (Rockabilly legend), Jack Sheldon (Schoolhouse Rock singer) and many others

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    The Might Stokes, a Milwaukee blues legend - photo by Sweet Music Chica

    The Might Stokes, a Milwaukee blues legend
    photo by Sweet Music Chica

    Rockstar Death Notices - December 2019
    (800) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP This month: Kermit “The Mighty Stokes” Stokes (Milwaukee), Chet Fraser (Noiseworks), Douglas Lubahn (The Doors), Lloyd Watson (801 Live), Terry O’neill (iconic photographer), Robert Freeman (iconic Beatles photographer) and more

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    Brad Czachor, owner of Madison's Harmony Bar

    Brad Czachor, owner of Madison's Harmony Bar

    Rockstar Death Notices - November 2019
    (586) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    This month RIP: Steven Sime (Chicago booking agent), Kimm Shattuck (Pixies), Larry Junstrom (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith), Bradley Czachor (Harmony Bar owner - Madison), Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and many others

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    Madison's Ryan Gronli

    Madison's Ryan Gronli

    Rock Star Death Notices - October 2019
    (637) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP This Month: Ryan Gronli (Madison musician), Eddie Money, Ric Ocasek (The Cars), Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead lyricist), Mick Schauer (Clutch), Tony Mills (TNT), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks), Larry Wallis (orginal Motörhead guitarist), and more

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    Neal Casal (Chris Robinson & the Brotherhood, solo artist, and more)

    Neal Casal (Chris Robinson & the Brotherhood, solo artist, and more)

    Rockstar Death Notices - September 2019
    (689) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP This Month: Dick Richards (Bill Haley & His Comets), Ian Gibbons (The Kinks), David Berman (the Silver Jews), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), Larry “The Mole” Taylor (Canned Heat), Reb Foster (The Turtles) and many others.

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    Gary Alderman - legendary jazz DJ at WORT 89.9FM

    Gary Alderman - legendary jazz DJ at WORT 89.9FM

    Rock Star Death Notices - August 2019
    (1153) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP this month: Art “Poppa Funk” Neville (Neville Brothers/The Meters), Gary Alderman (WORT DJ), Paul “Lil’ Buck” Sinegal (Buckwheat Zydeco), Jules M. Blattner (Chuck Berry), and more

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    Grammy winning Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John

    Grammy winning Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John

    Rock Star Death Notices - July 2019
    (822) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    This Month RIP: Abb Locke (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters), strong>Brian Doherty (Big Wreck), Dr. John, Spencer Bohren (New Orleans blues and folk guitarist), Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band), Hella Sketchy (rapper) Gary Duncan (Qicksilver Messenger Service) and many others.

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    Koerner, Ray & Glover - Tony Glover (middle) Circa 1963

    Koerner, Ray & Glover - Tony Glover (middle) Circa 1963

    Rock Star Death Notices - June 2019
    (1460) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP this month: Glen Cataline and Eric Moore (the Godz), Mike Whilhelm (Flamin’ Groovies), Leon Redbone, Tony Glover (Koerner, Ray & Glover), Jeffrey Walls (Guadalcanal Diary), Doris Day, Roky Erickson (Psychedelic Rock Pioneer), Boon Gould (Level 42)

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    Madison bassist David Davenport

    Madison bassist David Davenport

    Rockstar Death Notices - May 2019
    (928) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    RIP This Month: Paul Raymond (UFO), David Davenport (Mad - Steely Dane, Java), Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra), Phil McCormack (Molly Hatchet) and many others

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