Hopefully no new names will be added to the bottom of this list any time soon.


Gary Means said...

Nick Drake 1974

Elliot Smith 2003

Bruce said...

Unfortunately, you can add Sid Barrett(Pink Floyd) to the list now...

hallga77 said...

Alan Wilson of Canned Heat died around same time as Janis & Jimi.
He sang "Goin' Up The Country"


Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention. Sang Duet with R.Plant on "Battle Of Evermore"


Charlie said...

Hello. Great article. Nice blog! However you may want to make one correction. The photo you label as Carl Wilson is actually a picture of his late brother Dennis. I just thought you might like to know.

Layla said...

Charlie, Thank you so much for the kind words AND the correction on the Dennis/Carl photo. I had both of their photos saved and when it came post I picked the wrong one! They look a lot alike.

Glad to add you to my links!

cyberoutlaw said...

You've got Sweet drummer Mick Tucker. Sadly, you can add Sweet singer Brian Connolly who died Feb. 9, 1997 of liver failure after fighting back from several heart attacks.

Hollz said...

aww so sad... nice touch though:)

Anonymous said...

This is the 183rd BLOG I've posted this comment on since yesterday:

As a veteran of Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq...over these last few months...I've wondered to myself, "Is it possible to reduce the amount of hatred and violence in our world?"

Last week, before going to sleep, I began asking myself a lot of WHAT IF questions.

The central theme behind my thoughts are neither anti-war or pro-religion. My words are not meant to inspire scenes of flag-burning or political protest signs. Sadly, I realize that sometimes a lasting Peace means war.

However, unless someone and everyone start talking about the idea of Peace...

Even if it's just for two short minutes...

It's possible that an unstoppable firestorm of hatred may one day burn its way across our entire planet.

Instead of pointing out those differences which separate mankind...

It's my hope that the humanity within all of us will somehow prevail...


See link: http://just-one-day-of-peace.blogspot.com/

It'd great if you could POST your thoughts on what you believe...

Rock and Roll will never die!

getzapped said...

Thank you for honoring these people who deeply touched our lives. So many of them take me back to my teenage years. It's sad to say The Grandfather of Soul, James Brown is now a member of this group.


Layla said...

I will be adding James Brown and
Denny Doherty as soon as I have a few minutes to dedicate to them.

SocietyVs said...

I am almost thinking you love Classic rock more than I do. I just can't believe it though.

PeterH said...

Do you have something against The Dead?

Jerry Garcia?
Pig Pen?

Also, Mike Bloomfield?
Dave Van Ronk?

More to come


Bond said...

I was going to ask the same question Peter did...

Where is Jerry?
Where is Rod McKernan (Pigpen)
Where is Mike Bloomfield (an underrated artist for his time)

This is a great memorial. I did posts for Duane and Jerry last year on the anniversary of their deaths. Both influenced me in so many ways.

When I am feeling down, just putting "Mountain Jam" from th EAT A PEACH album on and listening to Duane make his Les Paul sing can change my entire attitude.

The Road Traveler said...

So many of my inspirations are on your list, Randy Rhoads, Duane, Jimi. Tommy Bolin died in 1976. Former guitarist for James Gang, Deep Purple,and others. I just wrote about him on my blog, thethreechordreview.com.

I was nice to see Bill Chase on your list. He died about 20 miles from my house. I remember that day well.

The Road Traveler said...

By the way, I am Fender Six String. I changed my user name for my wife's blog, the road traveler.

Anonymous said...

Badly you can add some very good drumers here:

John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

Keith Moon (The Who)
60's, Hardrock

Cozy Powell (Jeff Beck Group, Sessions)
Motorcycle accident!

It seems drumers have a short lifecycle.

Anonymous said...

Please add Sneaky Pete Kleinow
pedal steel
Member of the Flying Burrito Brothers,
and session work ever when a steel was needed.
Died in 2005

Billy Lyall, keyboards+guitar
Member of The early Bay City Rollers and 70's group Pilot('Magic', 'January').

Anonymous said...

Is Michael Clarke in the list?
Can't find him.
(Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Firefall).

Isn't Paul McCartney dead, too?
Umm... no that's this damn 60's story.

Barbara said...

Anon, LOL at your Paul McC comment :)

I certainly hope I have John B and Keith M on my list! Actually I know I do, I could never forget them....but thanks for the new names you gave me I will get around to updating soon.

Lauren said...

Layla, We have something else shared in common now. Ray Charles died on MY birthday. I was on my way to see John Edward (psychic medium) with a friend, in CT when we heard the news on the radio. How spooky?

Sacchiel said...

Amen, these are great artists!

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Malcolm said...

Below are four names that I can think of not on the list:

Mariska Veres (lead singer of Shocking Blue)


Ike Turner


Buddy Miles


Mike Smith (unfortunately, I couldn't find an info link for him short enough to fit)

Mojoey said...

let's not forget Bradley Nowell of Sublime. He passed May 25, 1995.


Great idea - I gave you a plug.

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Oh wow, and just noticed...


Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Ella Fitzgerald 1996

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Lesser known, but huge in his scene.

Mikey Hauser Guitarist Widespread Panic Died 2002 Pancreatic Cancer

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

I'm not sure how many you want, or if you want Jazz artists but

Duke Ellington 1974


Tony Williams (drummer for Miles Davisgreat 2nd quintet and Lifetime)


Pushans said...

Syd Barrett please. Pink Floyd Legend


Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Pushans, Syd is already on here you must have missed him. But thanks for pointing it out. I love feedback

Red Special said...

Man, you spelled Freddie Mercury wrong! It's Freddie with an "ie" not a "y".
Other than that, good page. A fitting tribute to all of those great ones.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Red, damn I did! Thanks so much for correcting that.

Lud said...

Cliff Burton: Metallica's best Bass player ever:


Starrlight said...

Ian Curtis - Joy Division


Carol said...

Lynyrd Skynyrd's bassist, Leon Wilkeson.

drewzepmeister said...

Allen Woody-Gov't Mule
Bobby Sheehan-Blues Traveler

digitaldrummer said...

Unfortunately, another name can be added to your list.

-Richard Wright, the keyboardist and one of the founding members of Pink Floyd died yesterday of cancer.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

DigitalDrummer, Thanks. Its a sad day for all Pink Floyd and Rick Wright fans, friends and family :(

Daniel said...

I am very moving !No I did not know. Many died. Unbelievable!

Chooche said...

Mr Albert King - My fave Blues Guitar player

Brent Mydland, Grateful Dead keyboards and vocals, replaced Keith Godchaux who is also dead.
And Vince Welnick, who also played keys for The Grateful Dead (and The Tubes)is also dead

Papa John Creach - Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna violinist

Paul Butterfield & William Clarke both noted Blues Harpists and band leaders

Ricky Wilson B-52s