IN MEMORIAM: Phife Dawg | Other Notable Deaths

Kendrick Lamar, Questlove, A Tribe Called Quest, and All of Hip-Hop Pay Tribute to Phife Dawg: Following the death of A Tribe Called Quest founding member Phife Dawg, who passed…

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IN MEMORIAM: Louis Meyers; Keith Emerson; Frank Sinatra, Jr.; Gogi Grant

Louis Meyers, Folk Alliance Board and Founding Father of SXSW, Passes: Friends of Folk Alliance: It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Louis Meyers passed…

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IN MEMORIAM: Local Jazz Drummer Jack MacCutchan; Joey + Rory’s Joey Martin Feek; Beatles’ Producer George Martin

Ellyn Rucker, Fb, 03/02/16: Computers. mine has been quiet for a week. I haven’t been able to express my deep sadness regarding Jack MacCutchan’s passing Monday night. He was the…

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IN MEMORIAM: Lennie Baker of Sha Na Na / Danny and the Juniors

Lennie Baker (April 18, 1946 – February 24, 2016) was an American singer and saxophone player for the 1950s rock group, Danny and the Juniors. Baker was born in Whitman,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Local Drummer Rob Chamberlin; Johnny Secrest, Local Singer; Sonny James, 16 #1 Country Songs in a Row; Paul Gordon, B-52’s; Vi Subversa, Poison Girls; Harald Devold, Norwegian Jazz Musician.

Josie Quick on Facebook, 2/19/16: It is with great sadness the we learn of the passing of our former drummer, Rob Chamberlin. Rob performed with Perpetual Motion for several years,…

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IN MEMORIAM: James Campbell, Lead Singer of Local Band James & The Devil; Songwriter Kim Williams; Joey Floyd; Vanity 6 Singer Denise Matthews

Unfortunately, James’ cancer took his life on February 13th. His girlfriend posted the following note on Facebook just shortly before: Friends and family, we found out Wednesday night that Jim’s…

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IN MEMORIAM: Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) and Brad Kent (D.O.A.)

NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,”…

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IN MEMORIAM: Lory Phillips (Phillips Broadcasting); Signe Toly Anderson & Paul Kantner, both of Jefferson Airplane

From Colorado Walleye on Fb, 01/30/16: It is with a very heavy heart to inform you, our member Lory Phillips passed away Monday, January 25th. He was the President of…

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IN MEMORIAM: Jimmy Bain, Bassist for Dio, Rainbow + Last in Line, Dead at 68 // Colin “Black” Vearncombe – Writer of ‘Wonderful Life’ – Dies

Update: Mr. Bain was on the Def Leppard/Hysteria on the High Seas Cruise and had just performed that day with his new band Last in Line. He apparently passed sometime…

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IN MEMORIAM: Sammy Mai, Bangles Nightclub Owner; Glenn Frey, The Eagles; Joe Moscheo, The Imperials

David Breland on Fb, 01/18/16: I read the news today, oh boy…. Looks like we lost another with the passing of Sammy Mai. Sammy was the owner of Denver’s greatest…

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IN MEMORIAM: Local Bassist David Webb, David Bowie, Otis Clay, Kitty Kallen, Troy Shondell, Jit Sukha Samaroo Die

Sheila Byars on FB, 01/07/16: Just heard the news that we had lost a great man David Webb. You will be missed very much. I am sending love and strength…

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IN MEMORIAM: Natalie Cole Dies // Music Stars We Lost in 2015.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat “King” Cole who carried on his musical legacy, has died. Publicist Maureen O’Connor says Cole died Thursday…

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IN MEMORIAM: Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and William Guest (Gladys Knight and the Pips) Die

Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. His music was a…

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IN MEMORIAM: Henry James, a/k/a Peter Broggs – Jamaican Reggae Musician – Dies

Henry James (1954 – 19 December 2015), better known as Peter Broggs, was a Jamaican reggae musician. He was a successful artist in Jamaica and well known in the international…

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IN MEMORIAM: Mike Clifton, Berlin Jazz Drummer // ‘American Idol’ Season 3 Alum Marque ‘Tate’ Lynche Dead at 34

Bob Rupp on Fb, 12/12/15, forwarding Mark Wilde’s message: RIP to my old drum buddy, Mike Clifton, possibly the finest jazz drummer Berlin has ever seen. In 1988, I smuggled…

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