Syd Barrett (Roger Keith Barrett) 1/6/46 - 7/7/06, born 1/6/46. Born in Cambridge, England, Syd was a founding member of Pink Floyd. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist. Syd was active as a rock musician for only a few years, before he went into seclusion. He left his influential mark progressive rock. Syd died of complications of diabetes. He was 60.
Boz Burrell (Raymond Burrell) 8/1/46 - 9/21/06. Born in Lincoln, England, Boz was vocalist and bass player for King Crimson. He later formed Bad Company with Paul Rogers. He died of a heart attack. Boz was 60.
Bad Company - Bad Company
Sandy West, 7/10/59 - 10/21/06. Born in Long Beach, California, Sandy was drummer and founding member of The Runaways which included other female rockers Joan Jett and Lita Ford. Sandy died after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 47.
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
James Joseph Brown, 5/3/33 -12/ 25/06. Born in Barnwell, South Carolina, James is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". He was recognized as one of the most influential musical figures in the 20th century, known for his shouting vocals, feverish dancing and unique rhythmic style. He died of congestive heart failure resulting from complications of pneumonia. James was 73.
James Brown - I Got you (I Feel Good)