Keith Knudsen, 2/18/48 – 2/8/05. Born in LeMars, Iowa, Keith was the drummer for The Doobie Brothers. He and Doobie, John McFee, formed a country band called Southern Pacific. Keith lost his life to a chronic case of pneumonia. He was 57.

The Doobies are such a fun band to listen to. I saw them once and don't remember if Keith was the drummer at that show or not. It sounds as though he was a very nice person. I hope someone out there can add more about him.

The Doobie Brothers - China Grove
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Rod Price, 11/22/47 – 3/22/05. Born in North London, England, Rod was the lead guitarist for Foghat. He had the nickname of “Slide King of Rock and Roll” for his expertise at slide guitar. Rod died as a result of a head trauma received by a fall precipitated by a heart attack. He was 58.

Foghat was a hot band in the 0's with some great songs that I still love today. I got to see them perform at an ice-skating rink in Beaverton, Oregon in 1979 and got to meet the band afterwards. Rod was super nice and friendly. He left, and returned, to live performing several times and also taught others to play at workshops and seminars.

Foghat - Fool For The City (Live)
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Paul Hester, 1/8/59 - 3/26/05. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Paul was the drummer for several bands including Spit Enz and Crowded House. He also had a successful career in television, radio and as a restaurant owner. He ended his life by hanging himself in a tree near his home. Paul was 46.

Its sad.  He would appear to have everything going for him but depression is something that can affect anyone.  RIP, Paul. 

Crowded House - Hey Now, Hey Now


Just Anoher Patriot said...

You forgot to mention the main member of Foghat, 'Lonesome' Dave Peverett who died on February 7, 2000 of cancer. He was the lead vocalist and only songwriter of the group. How could you forget him?

Just Anoher Patriot said...

I'm not trying to pick on you, but I copied this from your post on Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa, (Francis Vincent Zappa Jr.), 12/21/93 – 12/4/93