Rockstar Death Notices - September 2019

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

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

Sid Ramin
D. 7-01-2019 - 100 -  American composer for West Side Story.

Dick Richards
D. 7-12-2019 - 95 - American drummer for Bill Haley & His Comets.

Candeee - Candice Ann Welsch
D. 7-28-2019 - 66 - member of cult band Bomis Prendin.

Ian Gibbons
D. 8-01-2019 - 67 - bladder cancer - played keyboards with The Kinks

Harvey Kagan
D. 8-2-2019 - 73 - Sir Douglas Quintet - Bassist.

Damien Lovelock
D. 8-3-2019 - 65 - singer for Australian band The Celibate Rifles.

David Berman
D. 8-7-2019 - 52 - suicide - Singer and songwriter from Silver Jews, Purple Mountains - Silver Jews formed in 1989 by Berman, along with Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich.

Peter Fonda
D. 8-16-2019 - 79 - best known as an actor in classic movie “Easy Rider” - son of Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda and father of Bridget Fonda - While most people might know Peter Fonda as an actor, he did dabble in being a singer after a recording of a 7” in 1966 called “November Night”, backed with “Catch the Wind” (a Donovan cover). Fonda also starred in the film Outlaw Blues, which is about a musician, and as a result required him to sing with co-star Susan Saint James for the film. The two songs from this film “Outlaw Blues” and “I Dream of Highways” appear as a 7” from Capitol Records.

Larry “The Mole” Taylor
D. 8-19-2019 - 77 - cancer - American bassist for Canned Heat - also played with Tom Waits, Harvey Mandel, The Monkees.

Reb Foster
D. 8-26-2019 - 84 - American radio DJ and band manager for The Turtles.

Neal Casal
D. 8-26-2019 - 50 - suicide - American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and photographer - played with Rickey Medlocke’s Blackfoot, Ryan Adams backing band The Cardinals, Chris Robinson and the Brotherhood, Hard Working Americans - released twelve albums as a solo artist.

Donnie Fritts
D. 8-27-2019 - 76 - complications from heart surgery - American songwriter and keyboardist for Kris Kristofferson.

Pedro Bell
D. 8-28-2019 - 69 - Chicago visual artist behind many iconic Funkadelic and George Clinton albums.

Joana Sainz Garcia
D. 9-1-2019 - 30 - stage pyrotechnic explosion - Madrid, Spain - main dancer and choreographer for the Super Hollywood Orchestra, a 15-member group including singers, musicians and dancers.

Laurent Sinclair
D. 9-2-2019 - 58 - French Keyboardist and co-founder of the band Taxi Girl.