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  • Rockstar Death Notices - April 2018

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    Luke Jorgenson of the Lower 5th

    Luke Jorgenson of the Lower 5th

    Jessi Zazu - D. 9-12-2017 - 28 - cancer - Indie rocker who played an integral role in the genre’s resurgence in Nashville.

    Luke Jorgenson - D. 3-3-2018 - 39 - Madison - Singer/songwriter - member of The Lower 5th - festival organizer - volunteer.

    Gary Burden - D. 3-9-2018 - 84 - Art director and photographer. Designed album cover for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Doors, Jackson Browne, America, Eagles.

    Nokie Edwards - D. 3-12-2018 - 82 - bass & lead guitarist with 60s instrumental rock band The Ventures.

    Charlie Quintana - D. 3-13-2018 - American rock and punk drummer best known as a founding member of the band The Plugz and as the drummer for the punk rock band Social Distortion from 2000 to 2009.

    Allah Real - D. 3-14-2018 - 62 - heart attack - Wu-Tang Clan affiliated educator, advisor, and singer. As a singer, Allah Real has appeared on albums such as Ghostface Killah’s The Pretty Toney Album (“Holla”), RZA’s Birth Of A Prince (“Grits”), Masta Killa’s No Said Date (“Queen”), and Mathematics’ Love Hell Or Right (Da Come Up) “Hip Hop 101.”

    Steve Mandell - D. 3-14-2018 - 76 - Country - Banjo player of “The Dueling Banjos” fame.

    Buell Neidlinger - D. 3-16-2018 - 82 - American jazz cellist & double bassist.

    Frank “Killjoy” Pucci - D. 3-18-2018 - 51 - Vocalist and founder of Necrophegia.

    Jay Lengnick - D. 3-19-2018 - 64 - editor of Madcity Guide (brother Todd was a photographer), a Madison Music Magazine from the late 70’s and early 80’s - “He never did play in a band but was very prolific on one instrument, the stereo.” - Todd Lengnick.

    Peter “Mars” Cowling - D. 3-20-2018 - 72 - Leukemia - British bassist for Pat Travers Band - Cowling recorded eight albums for Travers between 1976 and 1982. He rejoined Travers in 1989 and remained with the band until 1993, performing on Travers’ singles “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)” and “Snortin’ Whiskey”.

    Shawn Elliott - D. 3-21-2018 - vocalist for Californian hardcore/powerviolence veterans Capitalist Casualties.

    Mike Harrison - D. 3-25-2018 - 72 - Singer - played with Spooky Tooth with Gary Wright, V.I.P.‘s with Keith Emerson, The Nice, The Band, The Hamburg Blues Band, and also released several solo albums.

    Janka Nabay - D. 4-2-2018 - 54 -  Sierra Leonian musician renowned for pioneering work in the electronic dance subgenre from his native country called “bubu music” and after moving to US formed Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang.