Today's paper had a feature on people who died this year - most of the musicians were already posted on here, but here's a few I didn't notice at the time....
Lynden David Hall - british soul singer, died in February, aged 31.
Martin Gilks - drummer with The Wonder Stuff, died in a car crash in April, age 41.
June Pointer - of the Pointer Sisters, also in April, age 53.
Boz Burrell - bassist with King Crimson & Bad Company, in September, age 60.
Sir Malcolm Arnold - composer who won an Oscar for the music in the film "Bridge Over The River Kwai," also in September, age 84.
Dennis Payton - founder member of 60's band The Dave Clark 5, in December, age 63.
"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)
Sad news...I loved his vocals in King Crimson's Islands.
Its' always sad to read about these events even sadder when they put together like this ..
So much talent gone in a year and there were many many others as well ...
for all those who left this world this year
R I P
may you never walk alone
Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am
I don't think I heard about any of those deaths at the time they happened. :(
Only the prominent one i remember is Syd Barrett.
Malcolm Arnold obits have been in Classical Guitar magazine the last couple of moinths.
"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
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of course the other great loss is Arthur Lee from Love.