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In Memoriam Vol. 2

December 27th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here is the second part of musicians who died in 2009. Part 3 will follow early in the new year. I make no claims of having arrived at a complete and exhaustive list of musicians who left us the past year. Some I didn”t include because their names or output is unfamiliar to me, or just not my scene; and a few I left out because I have no music by them, and could not find any.

Finally, in response to an e-mail, the photo gallery follows the order in which people are listed. So Dave Dee is on the top left, Uriel Jones next to him, MJ (listed third) left second from top and so on.

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Dave Dee, 67, of “60s hit group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, on January 9
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – The Legend Of Xanadu (1968)

Uriel Jones, 74, drummer of Motown backing band collective The Funk Brothers, who played on songs such as Marvin Gaye”s I Heard It Trough The Grapevine, The Temptations” Cloud Nine, and the song below, on March 24.
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (1967)

Michael Jackson, 50, pop singer and former childstar with the Jackson 5 (the b-side of whose 1971 hit I”ll Be There features here), on June 25
Jackson Five – One More Chance (1971)

Bob Bogle, 75, member of surf rock band The Ventures, on June 14
The Ventures – Scat In The Dark (1970)

Billy Powell, 59, Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist, on January 28
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man (1973)

Ron Asheton, 60, guitarist of The Stooges, found dead on January 6
The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog (1969)

Lux Interior, 62, frontman of punk legends The Cramps, on February 4
The Cramps – Human Fly (1978)

Johnny Jones, 73, leader of The King Casuals, alma mater of Jimi Hendrix, on October 14
Johnny Jones & the King Casuals – Purple Haze (1968)

Jim Dickinson, 67, R&B singer with The Jesters, pianist (on songs such as the Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses) and producer, on August 15
The Jesters – Cadillac Man (1966)

Clinton Ford, 77, English skiffle and country singer, on October 21
Clinton Ford – Huggin’ And A Chalkin’ (1962)

Al Alberts, 87, member of the Four Aces, on November 27
Four Aces – Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1955)

Hank Locklin, 91, country legend, on March 8
Hank Locklin – Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (1960)

Liam Clancy, 74, last surviving member of the hugely influential folk group The Clancy Brothers, on December4.
The Clancy Brothers – The Leaving Of Liverpool (1964)

Mike Seeger, 75, folk singer, brother of Peggy and half-brother of Pete, on August 7
Mike Seeger & Paul Brown – Way Down In North Carolina (1996)

Chris Feinstein, 42, bassist of alt.country band The Cardinals, on December 14
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Follow The Lights (2007)

Jeff Hanson, 31, high-voiced singer-songwriter, on June 5
Jeff Hanson – Now We Know (2005)

Rudy Cain, 63, singer and founder of The Delfonics and Blue Magic, on April 9
The Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come (1968)

Fayette Pinkney, 61, member of The Three Degrees, on June 27
Three Degrees – Dirty Old Man (1973)

Eric Woolfson, 64, Alan Parsons” sidekick in the Project who took lead vocals on the group”s biggest hit, Eye In The Sky, on December 2
The Alan Parsons Project – Sirius/Eye In The Sky (1982)

Jack Rose, 38, virtuoso guitarist, on December 5
Jack Rose – Kensington Blues (2005)

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  1. Douglas
    December 27th, 2009 at 03:05 | #1

    And on Christmas day we lost Vic Chestnutt.
    Humble and Gracious.

  2. December 27th, 2009 at 06:08 | #2

    its always a shame the we lose so many, but we are all ageing and what else can we expect.

  3. December 27th, 2009 at 09:00 | #3

    A nice tribute and the throwback photos of the performers in their prime was a nice touch.

  4. Scurvy
    December 29th, 2009 at 04:57 | #4

    I’d love to be able to download this without filling out a BS survey that is only after my personal info. There’s some really great tunes here. Shame.

  5. December 29th, 2009 at 08:13 | #5

    Where is there a survey? There certainly should not be one that you are obliged to fill out.

    I presume it’s one of those annoying screens that sometimes superimpose themselves over the Sharebee download page (alas, that is out of my control). There should be a big button saying “Skip this ad” on the top right. If you click that, the download page giving you various DL options appears.

  6. Rhod
    December 31st, 2009 at 08:25 | #6

    Another great volume

    Regards

    Rhod

  7. December 31st, 2009 at 17:40 | #7

    And may I be the first to wish you & yours a tip top 2010!

  8. bubba
    December 31st, 2009 at 22:24 | #8

    Rowland S. Howard has passed away.
    (Aussie guitar player, linked to Nick Cave.)

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