Rockstar Death Notices - June 2017
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Soundgarden with singer Chris Cornell in foreground
Casey Jones - D. 5-3-2017 - Chicago, IL - 77 - prostate cancer - played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert Collins, Lonnie Brooks, Robert Cray, Otis Rush and Magic Sam.
C’el Revuelta - D. 5-3-2017 - brain cancer - former bassist for Black Flag (circa 1986)
Clive Brooks - D. 5-5-2017 - 67 - UK - drummer for 70’s progressive band EGG. Brooks also worked as a drum technician for bands such as Pink Floyd Toto, Robbie Williams, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Leonard Cohen. During his Pink Floyd stint he filled in for the drummer Willie Wilson who had taken ill.
Jimmy Copley - D. 5-13-2017 - 63 - rock drummer, who played mainly with: Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Upp, Paul Young, Roger Glover, Magnum, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Go West, Killing Joke, Tears for Fears, Seal, Magnum, Tony Iommi and Paul Rodgers. From 2007 was member of Manfred Mann\‘s Earth Band.
Chris Cornell - D: 5-17-2017 - Detroit - 52 - suicide after taking prescription Ativan after concert - singer for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave - “No one sings like you anymore”.
Benjamin Lee Kuether - D. 5-18-2017 - Green Bay, WI - 31 - died unexpectedly - could play nearly any instrument including drums, ukulele, banjo, guitar, harmonica, theremin, bass, keyboard, trombone, and even the washtub bass. He was a singer for Seasick Felix and T.I.G.T. Ben was looking forward to a planned month-long tour coming up this June.
Kenny Cordray - D. 5-21-2017 - 62 - murder/suicide by son - Kenny emerged on the music scene in the 1960s and has shared the stage with some of music’s greatest artists including Wayne Cochran and the CC Riders, Jaco Pastorius John Mayall, John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. Penned the song Francine which was recorded by ZZ Top.
Jimmy LaFave - D. 5-21-2017 - 61 - cancer - Austin singer/songwriter and disciple of Woodie Guthrie.
Mickey Roker - D. 5-22-2017 - 84 - drummer over the years for Art Farmer, Hank Crawford, Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Gerry Mulligan and Milt Jackson.
Gregg Allman - D. 5-27-2017 - 69 - liver cancer - Southern Rock pioneer - keyboards vocals for Allman Brothers - Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Lifetime Achievement Awarde from Grammy’s.