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Title: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on January 14, 2021, 05:47:37 AM
Tim Bogert, a legendary bassist best known as part of the bands Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and the trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, has died. He was 76.

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/tim-bogert-dead-dies-bassist-vanilla-fudge-cactus-1234885194
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Dave Pluke on January 14, 2021, 11:22:50 AM
Tim Bogert, a legendary bassist best known as part of the bands Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and the trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, has died. He was 76.

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/tim-bogert-dead-dies-bassist-vanilla-fudge-cactus-1234885194

Oh man, I was a fan of all three of those bands  :( .

Dave
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on January 15, 2021, 03:39:58 AM
Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls Founding Guitarist, Dies at 69

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9511153/sylvain-sylvain-new-york-dolls-founding-guitarist-obit/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Chris Hindle on January 15, 2021, 08:18:16 AM
Siegfried from Siegfried and Roy.
Not my cup of tea, but definetely an entertainer.
RIP guys. (Roy passed away in the spring)
Chris.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on January 17, 2021, 11:44:21 AM
Phil Spector, Famed ‘Wall of Sound’ Producer Convicted of Murder, Dead at 80 (some sources saying 81)

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/phil-spector-dead-obit-67459/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Ray Aberle on January 23, 2021, 09:05:41 AM
Larry King, 87 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55780331). This morning, sounds like.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Woody Nuss on January 24, 2021, 02:45:36 PM
Larry King, 87 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55780331). This morning, sounds like.


Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Dave Garoutte on January 27, 2021, 07:30:54 PM
Cloris Leachman / Frau Blucher
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mal Brown on January 27, 2021, 10:04:24 PM
oh no!   She was fabulous.   

I suggest you put on a tie!
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Doug Fowler on January 27, 2021, 10:29:31 PM
Cloris Leachman / Frau Blucher

Gam Gam's Summer Sausage will never be the same.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: John L Nobile on January 28, 2021, 01:33:18 PM
Cloris Leachman / Frau Blucher

Loved her. Mel Brooks described her as "insanely talented". I'd have to agree.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mark Phillips on January 28, 2021, 09:22:27 PM
Cicely Tyson, RIP.  :'(
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 31, 2021, 03:48:00 PM
Hilton Valentine, guitarist for The Animals.

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/31/962582389/hilton-valentine-founding-guitarist-for-the-animals-dies-at-77
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Post by: Mac Kerr on January 31, 2021, 05:23:17 PM
Ray A Rayburn. He literally wrote the book on microphones and worked on lots of leading edge projects.

Mac
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 31, 2021, 07:00:25 PM
Ray A Rayburn. He literally wrote the book on microphones and worked on lots of leading edge projects.

Mac

Wow.  Very sad to hear about Ray.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 02, 2021, 12:12:40 PM
Actor Hal Holbrook, at 95.  I got to work with him once, on his Mark Twain solo show.  Incredible professional.

Actor Dustin Diamond, 44, from cancer.  Most remembered for his character "Screech" in Saved By the Bell".
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Chris Hindle on February 02, 2021, 12:20:27 PM
Actor Hal Holbrook, at 95.  I got to work with him once, on his Mark Twain solo show.  Incredible professional.

Actor Dustin Diamond, 44, from cancer.  Most remembered for his character "Screech" in Saved By the Bell".
Hal Holbrook, wow. too many movies to remember.
I've watched The Firm, The Star Chamber, and Capricorn One in the last month alone...
RIP Hal.
Chris.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 05, 2021, 01:48:16 PM
Actor Christopher Plummer, 91.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/feb/05/christopher-plummer-sound-of-music-star-and-oldest-actor-to-win-an-oscar-dies-aged-91
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 05, 2021, 06:09:40 PM
Songwriter Jim Weatherly, "Midnight Train to Georgia", others.

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/05/964473172/jim-weatherly-who-wrote-midnight-train-to-georgia-dies-at-77
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Chris Hindle on February 05, 2021, 11:55:37 PM
Actor Christopher Plummer, 91.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/feb/05/christopher-plummer-sound-of-music-star-and-oldest-actor-to-win-an-oscar-dies-aged-91
A Klingon that quoted Shakespeare, with a riveted on eye patch.  what's not to like?
RIP General Chang.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: drew gandy on February 06, 2021, 10:57:46 AM
Wow.  Very sad to hear about Ray.

Very sad. Someone I considered a friend.
But I never realized he had a wikipedia page. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Rayburn
Covid.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 09, 2021, 09:45:18 AM
Mary Wilson of The Supremes, at 76.

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/09/965713448/mary-wilson-founding-member-of-the-supremes-dies-at-76
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Rick Earl on February 10, 2021, 11:23:49 AM
Elliot Mazer, Engineer, Producer and inventor.  I got to work with him for a short while, worth every moment for the stories.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/elliot-mazer-engineer-producer-dead-1125570/ (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/elliot-mazer-engineer-producer-dead-1125570/)
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Ike Zimbel on February 10, 2021, 12:46:20 PM
 
Elliot Mazer, Engineer, Producer and inventor.  I got to work with him for a short while, worth every moment for the stories.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/elliot-mazer-engineer-producer-dead-1125570/ (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/elliot-mazer-engineer-producer-dead-1125570/)
That hurts. :( I still listen to many of those records. The Big Brother and the Holding Company record is a lifetime fave. Harvest, too, of course.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Bob Charest on February 11, 2021, 04:06:44 PM
Chick Corea RIP 02/09/21 - A rare form of cancer only recently discovered.

Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: John L Nobile on February 11, 2021, 04:39:22 PM
Chick Corea RIP 02/09/21 - A rare form of cancer only recently discovered.

That's so sad. I miss him already.  He was one of my favourite musicians.

I just put on Beneath the Mask on youtube. My CD's at home. Great album.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Dave Garoutte on February 11, 2021, 07:40:06 PM
Chick Corea RIP 02/09/21 - A rare form of cancer only recently discovered.

Here's Rick Beato eulogizing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LHuv0I-qbA
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mal Brown on February 12, 2021, 02:50:04 PM
I'll miss Mr Correa.  I'll just say that Light As a Feather is at least in my top 3 jazz albums ever.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Hanno Meingast on February 26, 2021, 11:04:43 AM
Peter Ostroushko, February 24
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on March 03, 2021, 08:38:46 AM
 On March 2 - Bunny Wailer, 73. (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/arts/music/bunny-wailer-dead.html)  Founding member and last surviving original member of the Wailers
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Scott Holtzman on March 07, 2021, 02:35:10 AM
Michael Stanley, 83, Lung Cancer


While he had two albums in the top 100 I am not sure he was well known outside the midwest.  He was a fixture in Cleveland and worked with him at private charity events.  Really nice guy who will be missed...
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Henry Cohen on March 12, 2021, 02:24:13 PM
Lou Ottens, Dutch Inventor of cassette tape dead at 94 (for those of you with memories before 1982).
https://apnews.com/article/world-news-netherlands-3bfe49e5e4ae3b91d3b3bd2eca1756b6
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim Weaver on March 12, 2021, 10:02:30 PM
Lou Ottens, Dutch Inventor of cassette tape dead at 94 (for those of you with memories before 1982).
https://apnews.com/article/world-news-netherlands-3bfe49e5e4ae3b91d3b3bd2eca1756b6

I just got a "new" car and I'm really enjoying the factory tape deck that is still in there.


(https://i.imgur.com/CUnOW8zl.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Daniel Levi on March 13, 2021, 01:42:43 AM
I just got a "new" car and I'm really enjoying the factory tape deck that is still in there.


(https://i.imgur.com/CUnOW8zl.jpg)
Ha, though tape players in cars lasted well into the 00's here in cheap vehicles, my Aunties 2006 KA had a tape instead of a CD player. But then the level of kit on that was 0.

But what a pioneer, how many acts did their demos on 4 track cassette, and having the ability to listen to your music on the go without needing large batteries or bulky playback media would have been a revolution. 
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Post by: Mike Caldwell on March 13, 2021, 07:26:46 PM
A few days ago, Manny's Music Owner.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/nyregion/henry-goldrich-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/nyregion/henry-goldrich-dead.html)
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: John Halliburton on March 14, 2021, 09:21:22 AM
Michael Stanley, 83, Lung Cancer


While he had two albums in the top 100 I am not sure he was well known outside the midwest.  He was a fixture in Cleveland and worked with him at private charity events.  Really nice guy who will be missed...

He had a nice little Colorado connection too, his first couple of albums were more  acoustic, recorded out in Golden, included some great locals, like members of Stephen Stills band, Joe Walsh came out from Cleveland, and Todd Rundgren sat in.  Pretty high praise for Michael's great talent. 

MSB really were in that group of great blue collar midwest rock bands along Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, etc.

Yet he also fit right in with those other singer songwriter types like Fogelberg, Stills, and others.

Best regards,

John
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Woody Nuss on March 26, 2021, 10:15:28 PM
One of the nicest guys and best drummers I ever had the pleasure to work with, Don Heffington.  You may not know his name, but check his credits, I bet you have several of his recordings. Tasty, tasty player. So sad to hear of his passing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Heffington

http://www.donheffington.com/credits.htm
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Ray Aberle on April 09, 2021, 01:06:02 PM
DMX, age 50 (https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/entertainment/dmx-rapper-dies/index.html)

Plus the Duke of Edinburgh.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on April 12, 2021, 03:29:46 AM
On April 10, Mario Leccese of Audio Analysts/Solotech.

https://www.facebook.com/Audio-Analysts-156576091042271/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on April 20, 2021, 11:28:30 PM
Jim Steinman, songwriter/producer for Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion, at 73.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/20/jim-steinman-dies-hitmaker-meat-loaf-celine-dion
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on April 23, 2021, 03:50:46 AM
On April 22 - Gregory Jacobs, 57, aka Shock G, aka Humpty Hump of hip-hop group Digital Underground

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/shock-g-humpty-hump-digital-underground-dead-dies-1234958472/

Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on April 23, 2021, 08:07:33 AM
On April 22 - Gregory Jacobs, 57, aka Shock G, aka Humpty Hump of hip-hop group Digital Underground

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/shock-g-humpty-hump-digital-underground-dead-dies-1234958472/

Too young, too soon.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mac Kerr on April 27, 2021, 06:34:07 AM
Al Schmitt, recording engineer extraordinaire.

Mac
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on May 20, 2021, 04:21:33 PM
Roger Hawkins, 75. Swampers drummer and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio co-founder.

https://www.al.com/news/2021/05/swampers-drummer-muscle-shoals-sound-studio-cofounder-roger-hawkins-has-died.html
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Craig Leerman on May 29, 2021, 11:00:50 PM
BJ Thomas 78, had 5 Grammys among other awards, lot of hits


https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/bj-thomas-grammy-winning-hooked-on-a-feeling-singer-dies-at-78/ar-AAKwp9M?ocid=uxbndlbing
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Scott Holtzman on May 30, 2021, 04:32:53 AM
BJ Thomas 78, had 5 Grammys among other awards, lot of hits


https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/bj-thomas-grammy-winning-hooked-on-a-feeling-singer-dies-at-78/ar-AAKwp9M?ocid=uxbndlbing (https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/bj-thomas-grammy-winning-hooked-on-a-feeling-singer-dies-at-78/ar-AAKwp9M?ocid=uxbndlbing)


BJ Thomas was booked on a Feb. gig.  Never met him.  Sad. 
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on June 14, 2021, 08:00:41 AM
Ned Beatty, 83

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/ned-beatty-dead-dies-deliverance-network-actor-1234995509/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on July 19, 2021, 02:22:40 PM
Robbie Steinhardt, original member of KANSAS, 71 from sepsis.

https://www.kwch.com/2021/07/19/founding-member-band-kansas-passes-away/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on July 19, 2021, 08:47:33 PM
Rapper and DJ Biz Markie (Marcel Theo Hall), 57


https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1017311995/biz-markie-dj-and-just-a-friend-rapper-dies-after-stroke-in-april
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Geoff Doane on July 22, 2021, 08:28:20 AM
Jerry Granelli, a musician who many of you probably never heard of, but almost certainly have heard, died Tuesday in Halifax, NS.  He played drums with the Vince Guaraldi Trio when they recorded what became the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965.  Jerry was ambivalent about the recording for most of his life, partly because despite its success, he made less than $100 for the session.  But his attitude softened later in life, and he took the show on the road for several Christmas seasons.  I shot the accompanying photo on a concert that we recorded and shot video of, in my previous career, back in 2014.

https://infotel.ca/newsitem/obit-jerry-granelli/cp1123400998

GTD
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Post by: Ike Zimbel on July 22, 2021, 10:49:00 AM
Jerry Granelli, a musician who many of you probably never heard of, but almost certainly have heard, died Tuesday in Halifax, NS.  He played drums with the Vince Guaraldi Trio when they recorded what became the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965.  Jerry was ambivalent about the recording for most of his life, partly because despite its success, he made less than $100 for the session.  But his attitude softened later in life, and he took the show on the road for several Christmas seasons.  I shot the accompanying photo on a concert that we recorded and shot video of, in my previous career, back in 2014.

https://infotel.ca/newsitem/obit-jerry-granelli/cp1123400998

GTD
:( :( :( :( Sad news...
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Helge A Bentsen on July 28, 2021, 03:44:17 PM
From ZZ Top fb page:

"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.  We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'. We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C.”
You will be missed greatly, amigo.
Frank & Billy

https://www.facebook.com/ZZTop
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Doug Fowler on July 28, 2021, 10:50:48 PM
Dusty Hill, ZZ Top.   That Lil Ole Band From Texas, same lineup for 52 years. 

Hope he gets in a few more rounds of Beer Drinkin' and Hell Raisin'.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on July 29, 2021, 08:38:33 PM
Ron Popiel, the guy who popularized TV-pitched products of dubious worth (Mr Microphone, anyone, or the Popiel Pocket Fisherman?) has gone to backorder status at age 86.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ron-Popeil-inventor-and-king-of-TV-pitchmen-16347761.php
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on July 29, 2021, 08:40:18 PM
Closer to home, native Iowan Joey Jordison of Slipknot passed at 46. 

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/28/1021851918/joey-jordison-founding-member-slipknot-dies-at-age-46
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Bradford "BJ" James on July 29, 2021, 10:29:41 PM
Ron Popiel, the guy who popularized TV-pitched products of dubious worth (Mr Microphone, anyone, or the Popiel Pocket Fisherman?) has gone to backorder status at age 86.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ron-Popeil-inventor-and-king-of-TV-pitchmen-16347761.php
The Ron from Ronco.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: George Friedman-Jimenez on July 30, 2021, 12:46:34 AM
Johnny Ventura, a much beloved Dominican singer, passed yesterday from a heart attack at age 81. He was one of the greatest proponents of the merengue, national dance of the Dominican Republic, recorded over 100 albums and won 6 Latin Grammys during his career. After achieving great success as a merengue singer and bandleader, he went to law school, graduated summa cum laude, and later was elected mayor of Santo Domingo, capital city of the Dominican Republic. After that he kept performing until very recently. Here he is performing in a local restaurant Mamajuana in New Jersey at age 78.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhy2EAH1XEs

Always responsive to his audience, at the end of one of his merengue hits Patacon Pisao, he spontaneously jumps into a ranchera for the Mexicans in the crowd.

Here he is in a bigger venue, also in 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJFNCfAd2b8

He will be missed by millions. RIP. QEPD.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on August 07, 2021, 04:21:28 PM
Dennis Thomas, co-founder of Kool and the Gang.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dennis-dee-tee-thomas-kool-and-the-gang-dead-dies_n_610ee423e4b05f81570aed42
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mike Pyle on August 08, 2021, 12:14:15 AM
Tim Bogert, a legendary bassist best known as part of the bands Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and the trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, has died. He was 76.

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/tim-bogert-dead-dies-bassist-vanilla-fudge-cactus-1234885194

The very first rock concert I attended, Cactus opened for Ted Nugent.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: doug johnson2 on August 15, 2021, 03:23:11 PM
Aug 13th, Nanci Griffith.  https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/15/nanci-griffith-obituary
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on August 21, 2021, 01:32:24 PM
Tom T. Hall, country singer/songwriter, at 85.  If you remember "Harper Valley PTA" you remember Mr Hall.  RIP.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/08/20/tom-t-hall-dies-85-franklin-tennessee-storyteller-country-music/8219502002/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: David Morison on August 22, 2021, 08:23:03 AM
Don Everly, 84 years old:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/don-everly-death-half-iconic-091633266.html
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim Weaver on August 22, 2021, 09:49:34 AM
Tom T. Hall, country singer/songwriter, at 85.  If you remember "Harper Valley PTA" you remember Mr Hall.  RIP.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/08/20/tom-t-hall-dies-85-franklin-tennessee-storyteller-country-music/8219502002/

A legend.

A few years ago I was mixing Sunday mornings at a tiny cowboy church here in Texas. Jeannie C Riley stepped up and sang a song! Turns out she'd been attending this Church for years and I never knew.

They have a building now, but at the time this church was meeting in a Skating Rink! lol
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Rick Earl on August 22, 2021, 02:34:40 PM
"Sweet" Connie Hamzy
The world's most famous groupie, immortalized by Grand Funk Railroad's "We're and American Band"
I ran into her a few times when I used to tour.  She was always nice and a lot of fun.

sweet-sweet-connie-dies-at-66 (https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2021/08/22/sweet-sweet-connie-dies-at-66)

Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Scott Holtzman on August 23, 2021, 01:03:02 AM
"Sweet" Connie Hamzy
The world's most famous groupie, immortalized by Grand Funk Railroad's "We're and American Band"
I ran into her a few times when I used to tour.  She was always nice and a lot of fun.

sweet-sweet-connie-dies-at-66 (https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2021/08/22/sweet-sweet-connie-dies-at-66)


(https://i.ibb.co/hXXxGh3/conniehamzy.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on August 23, 2021, 12:18:50 PM
UB40 sax player and songwriter Brian Travers, at the too young age of 62.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/ub40-brian-travers-dead-obit-1215560/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Jason Glass on August 24, 2021, 09:33:39 AM
Steve Kimbrough, 54. Longtime Monitor Engineer for The Little River Band.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mac Kerr on August 24, 2021, 12:50:52 PM

Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, at 80, today.

Mac
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: doug johnson2 on August 24, 2021, 12:51:49 PM
Charlie Watts, 80: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Dave Pluke on August 24, 2021, 03:02:49 PM
Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, at 80, today.

Mac

 :'(
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Ike Zimbel on August 24, 2021, 05:39:40 PM
:'(
+1000  :'( :( Was just listening to Gimme Shelter on Sunday. Man, do I miss groove!
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Jason Glass on August 27, 2021, 04:37:58 PM
Baja.  An absolute legend.

Randy "Baja" Fletcher

A sweet and wonderful man who was the best of the best.  All of Nashville's music industry grieves today for this longtime friend of us all.

https://musicrow.com/2021/08/breaking-touring-veteran-randy-baja-fletcher-passes/ (https://musicrow.com/2021/08/breaking-touring-veteran-randy-baja-fletcher-passes/)
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Tim McCulloch on August 29, 2021, 05:29:44 PM
Actor Ed Asner, "Lou Grant", at age 91.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Martin Morris on August 29, 2021, 07:06:36 PM
Lee 'Scratch' Perry 85 ... RIP

https://i.stuff.co.nz/life-style/complex/music/300394320/reggae-legend-lee-scratch-perry-dies-at-85
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Rick Earl on August 29, 2021, 08:58:52 PM
Ron Bushy - Iron Butterfly
[url]https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/iron-butterfly-ron-bushy-dead-obit-1218422/[url]

My brother did an animated film to  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, I probably heard that song and drum solo a 100 times that year.

Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Ike Zimbel on August 30, 2021, 10:10:52 AM
Actor Ed Asner, "Lou Grant", at age 91.
:( :( He was one of the good ones. I mixed a speaking engagement with him back in the 80's...still remember it. RIP
My favourite Lou Grant line:
LG: "Oooh, Mary, that sounds like fun!"
MTM: (happily) "Oh, Mr Grant"
LG: "I hate fun!"
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Chris Hindle on August 30, 2021, 12:36:25 PM
:( :( He was one of the good ones. I mixed a speaking engagement with him back in the 80's...still remember it. RIP
My favourite Lou Grant line:
LG: "Oooh, Mary, that sounds like fun!"
MTM: (happily) "Oh, Mr Grant"
LG: "I hate fun!"

Don't forget "You've got Spunk.....  i HATE spunk.'
Just something about the writing back then..
Chris.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Dave Garoutte on August 30, 2021, 04:17:52 PM
Ed Asner would have been perfect for the role of grumpy soundman.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mac Kerr on September 06, 2021, 12:52:22 PM
Jean Paul Belmondo at 88.

Mac
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on September 07, 2021, 10:21:43 AM
Michael K Williams, 54.

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/michael-k-williams-dead-the-wire-1235057436/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Steve Crump on September 07, 2021, 03:29:34 PM
Michael K Williams, 54.

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/michael-k-williams-dead-the-wire-1235057436/


Leonard
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Woody Nuss on September 14, 2021, 03:53:22 PM
Norm Macdonald. From cancer after over 9 years of a secret diagnosis. If you want to go down a great rabbit hole, search out his talk show appearances on YouTube.   

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdonald-dead-obituary-comedian-saturday-night-live-weekend-update-anchor-was-61-1234833212/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Bradford "BJ" James on September 14, 2021, 07:06:13 PM
Norm Macdonald. From cancer after over 9 years of a secret diagnosis. If you want to go down a great rabbit hole, search out his talk show appearances on YouTube.   

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdonald-dead-obituary-comedian-saturday-night-live-weekend-update-anchor-was-61-1234833212/
“You know, with Hitler, the more I learn about that guy, the more I don't care for him.”
RIP Norm
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Brian Bolly on September 15, 2021, 09:05:08 AM
Somehow I missed this one.

August 8 - Bruce Conte, guitarist for Tower of Power from '72-'79, and again in '06.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Craig Leerman on September 16, 2021, 12:34:39 PM
Eddie Money, 70 from esophageal cancer.

https://people.com/music/eddie-money-dead-70/
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: David Sturzenbecher on September 16, 2021, 12:46:20 PM
Eddie Money, 70 from esophageal cancer.

https://people.com/music/eddie-money-dead-70/

Wasn’t that like… two years ago?
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Chris Hindle on September 16, 2021, 05:43:38 PM
Wasn’t that like… two years ago?
I heard about it Tuesday, on the way to the office on the local Rock Station...
RIP Edward.
Chris.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: David Sturzenbecher on September 16, 2021, 10:46:27 PM
I heard about it Tuesday, on the way to the office on the local Rock Station...
RIP Edward.
Chris.
Even the link posted was from 2019...
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Bradford "BJ" James on September 17, 2021, 12:59:06 AM
Even the link posted was from 2019...
It’s like deja vu all over again.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mal Brown on September 18, 2021, 04:30:19 PM
Clive Sinclair - not a music industry guy but a rock star all the same.  Just in the computer world.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Scott Helmke on September 18, 2021, 05:03:55 PM
Clive Sinclair - not a music industry guy but a rock star all the same.  Just in the computer world.

Much more famous in the UK than the USA - Sinclair produced some iconic early home computers back in the 8-bit days.
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Mal Brown on September 18, 2021, 10:26:08 PM
he was well known in the single board community.  All 1000 of us ;-)
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Debbie Dunkley on September 19, 2021, 12:16:50 PM
Much more famous in the UK than the USA - Sinclair produced some iconic early home computers back in the 8-bit days.

I remember him from my UK days (years/ DECADES)....
Title: Re: 2021 musicians, celebrities and industry RIPs
Post by: Dave Pluke on September 20, 2021, 05:12:35 PM
Much more famous in the UK than the USA - Sinclair produced some iconic early home computers back in the 8-bit days.

My first computer was a Timex/Sinclair 1000 (featuring a whopping 1k of onboard RAM). Also had the 16k expansion module to load those "big" games from cassette tape.

RIP

Dave