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    Alan Merrill

    Alan Merrill

    Rockstar Death Notices - Covid 19 Edition
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
    (974) 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
    (645) 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
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    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
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    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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    guitarist Bernie Torme with Ozzy Osbourne

    guitarist Bernie Torme with Ozzy Osbourne

    Rock Star Death Notices - April 2019
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    RIP This Month:

    Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), Doug Sandom (original Who drummer), Stephan Ellis (Survivor), Keith Flint (Prodigy), Mike Grose (Queen’s first bassist), Hal Blaine (legendary drummer), Bernie Torme (Ozzy/Gillan guitarist), Christopher W. Fox (Madison drummer), Ranking Roger (English Beat), all three members of duo HER, Nipsy Hussle and more

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    Madison's Jimmie Hill RIP

    Madison's Jimmie Hill RIP

    Rock Star Death Notices - March 2019
    (1115) Page Views

    RIP This Month:

    This month: Jim Dunlop Sr. (Dunlop), Cadet, Harvey Scales (Milw), Eric Traub, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Jimmie Hill (Madison), Peter Tork (the Monkees), Andy Anderson (the Cure), and more

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    Michael Ledbetter

    Michael Ledbetter

    Rock Star Death Notices - February 2019
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    RIP This Month:

    RIP This Month: Nate Applewhite (Magic Slim), Dean Ford (Alan Parsons), Alan Pearlman (ARP Synthesizers), Lorna Doom (The Germs), Ron Watson (Helix), Ted McKenna (Michael Schenker), Michael Ledbetter (Chicago Blues), Clive Stevens (Manfred Mann), Bruce Corbit (Rigor Mortis), Paul Whaley (Blue Cheer), and many others.

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