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Rockstar Death Notices - October 2017


Photo Caption: Tom Petty's landmark debut album, Damn the Torpedoes

Tom Petty's landmark debut album, Damn the Torpedoes

Larry Marshall - d. 8-24-20147 - 75 - Alzheimer’s - reggae, ska, rocksteady - Jamaican singer and songwriter - worked with Burning Spear

Melissa Bell - D. 8-28-2017 - 53 - British singer for Soul II Soul.

Skip Prokop - D. 8-30-2017 - 73 - heart complications - drummer for The Paupers, Lighthouse, worked with Peter,Paul & Mary.

Hedley Jones - D. 9-1-2017 - 99 - a Jamaican musician, audio engineer, inventor, trade unionist and writer. He designed and played one of the first solid-bodied electric guitars, designed and built Jamaica’s first sound systems and traffic lights, and in 2011 was awarded the Musgrave Gold Medal for distinguished eminence in the field of music.

Walter Carl Becker - D. 9-3-2017 - 67 - jazz rock - founding guitarist for Steely Dan.

Dave Hlubeck - D. 9-3-2017 - 66 - heart attack - founding member and the original guitarist with Molly Hatchet and later The Southern Rock Allstars.

Earl “Way” Lindo - D. 9-4-2017 - 64 - organist of The Wailers and originator of the “Bubblin’ Style” of playing - worked with Bob Marley, Taj Mahal.

Rick Stevens - D. 9-5-2017 - 77 - cancer - former lead singer of A Tower Of Power.

Troy Gentry - D. 9-8-2017 - 50 - Helicopter crash on way to performance - half of the popular country duo Montgomery Gentry.

Grant Hart - D. 9-14-2017 - 56 - kidney cancer - founding drummer and singer for legendary indie band Hüsker Dü from Saint Paul, MN.

Laudir de Oliveira - D. 9-17-2017 - 77 - suffered a fatal heart attack while performing onstage in Rio de Janeiro - former percussionist with Chicago.

Johnny Sandlin - D. 9-19-2017 -  72 - Played drums with the Hourglass. Mixed the Allman Brothers At Fillmore East and Eat a Peach albums as well as produced the Brothers and Sisters and Win, Lose or Draw albums.

Eric Eycke - D. 9-22-2017 - ex-Corosion of Conformity singer

Eric Teisberg - D. 10-01-2017 - 61 - died unexpectedly - owner of Resale Records on Madison’s east side - opened in 1977

Tom Petty - D. 10-2-2017 - 67 - cardiac arrest - singer and guitarist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys, Mudcrutch - inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 - sold more than 80 million records.

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