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Title: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 02, 2019, 01:00:44 pm
RIP Ray "Dr. Hook" Sawyer.  He was 81.

Perhaps best known for "Cover of the Rolling Stone" and "Sylvia's Mother", I remember him for his covers of Shel Silverstien's "Freaking at the Freaker's Ball" and "I Got Stoned and I Missed It."
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: William Schnake on January 02, 2019, 01:45:11 pm
RIP Ray "Dr. Hook" Sawyer.  He was 81.

Perhaps best known for "Cover of the Rolling Stone" and "Sylvia's Mother", I remember him for his covers of Shel Silverstien's "Freaking at the Freaker's Ball" and "I Got Stoned and I Missed It."

Worked with them several times here in the mid-west.  Always a good time. 

RIP Ray.

Bill
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Tim Halligan on January 02, 2019, 07:57:36 pm
Daryl Dragon - the Captain, of The Captain and Tennielle passed away at 76.

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/daryl-dragon-dead-dies-captain-and-tennille-1203097977/

Cheers,
Tim

PS. Daryl designed and built Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Dave Pluke on January 07, 2019, 12:32:26 pm
I hope this is a short thread, but we're off to quite a start...  :'(

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Daniel Levi on January 07, 2019, 01:57:57 pm
2019 says goodbye to Alan R. Perlman , founder of ARP instruments whose products like the Odyssey, 2600, PRO Soloist, Quadra and the Solina String Ensemble (designed by Eminent) were instrumental in the birth of electronic music and synthesizers in other popular music. Tony Banks, Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre and Joy Division were just some famous users of ARP equipment.
https://www.facebook.com/dina.pearlman/posts/10157087106461757:0?hc_location=ufi
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Dave Pluke on January 07, 2019, 06:06:46 pm
"Sylvia's Mother"

A poignant song for those of us who toured during the days of Pay Phones and Long Distance Fees.  Not sure the lyrics would "ring" the same if introduced today.

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 15, 2019, 09:48:42 am
Broadway and film actress Carol Channing passed yesterday, age 97...  Great quote from her:

“I’ll never forget it, because it came over me so strongly,” Channing recalled the feeling of stepping into a theater for the first time. “This is a temple. This is a cathedral. It’s a mosque ... This is for people who have gotten a glimpse of creation and all they do is recreate it. I stood there and wanted to kiss the floorboards.”

RIP, Dolly.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Dave Pluke on January 16, 2019, 06:39:26 pm
“I’ll never forget it, because it came over me so strongly,” Channing recalled the feeling of stepping into a theater for the first time. “This is a temple. This is a cathedral. It’s a mosque ... This is for people who have gotten a glimpse of creation and all they do is recreate it. I stood there and wanted to kiss the floorboards.”

That is a great quote!  She had a great run.

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Scott Holtzman on February 02, 2019, 09:41:53 pm
We say goodbye to a jazz/soul great today James Ingram passed at 66.  Too young.

He performed in 1983 at a Jazz Festival in Ft. Lauderdale sponsored by pioneering Smooth Jazz format station WLVE.  Patti Austin played with James and solo.


Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Brian Bolly on February 16, 2019, 12:42:51 pm
Kofi Burbridge, keys/organ for Aquarium Rescue Unit , Derek Trucks Band, and Tedeschi Trucks band, among others.

September 22, 1961 - February 15, 2019

https://www.jambase.com/article/kofi-burbridge-died
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Dave Pluke on February 21, 2019, 10:36:25 pm
And, today, Peter Tork - age 77

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/21/entertainment/peter-tork-dead/index.html

'Meet the Monkees' was one of the first albums I got when joining the Columbia Record Club...

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Daniel Levi on February 26, 2019, 04:45:27 am
And on 25th Feb it's been announced that Talk Talk front man Mark Hollis has passed.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/mark-hollis-death-cause-age-talk-talk-singer-band-tributes-news-a8796966.html
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on March 04, 2019, 10:05:24 am
Keith Flint, singer of The Prodigy.  London, age 49.

That's too damn soon.  RIP, Keith.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on March 04, 2019, 03:53:51 pm
And now Luke Perry, following a stroke.  At 52.  That's too damn soon, too.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Helge A Bentsen on March 04, 2019, 04:01:25 pm
Keith Flint, singer of The Prodigy.  London, age 49.

That's too damn soon.  RIP, Keith.

I was 14 when they released Music for the jilted generation.
In the name of all that's holy, WHAT an album.
Add in The fat of the land and you basically have the soundtrack I listened to for years.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: John Fruits on March 11, 2019, 08:55:10 pm
Hal Blaine has passed away at 90.  He came up with the name "The Wrecking Crew" for the famous group of studio musicians in the '70s.  In the statement from his family, "May he rest forever on 2 and 4".  There is a very long list of hits he drummed on and people he worked with. 
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Grayson MSA Rech on March 16, 2019, 01:46:31 pm
The world lost Kyle Yorlets of the upcoming band Carverton in early February.  His life was stolen from him at the young age of 24 in Nashville Tennessee.  I had the privilege to work with him from 9th grade as one of my students all the way to the last month of his life.  One of the last shows he ever played was to come home back to Carlisle and grace our stage as an alumni and blew us all away.  My friend was the most gracious musician I've ever met and worked with and I've worked with alot of international gems.   
The lost is still over whelming 5 weeks later . . .

As a fellow engineer to this industry, the life we walk is bitter sweet.  The sweet is unparalleled when entrusted to hold these artists in the tip of our fingers.  The bitter is when we have to say goodbye and left with only the beautiful haunting sonic memories of those moments when a show found everyone in the house tied together.  25 years into this profession and there's nothing I would rather do in life.  That quote from above posts is true.

Do your souls a favor . . .call or text your favorite local artist if you can and remind them what their passion and determination means to you as an engineer . . . as a fellow human being.  Life changes in the blink of an eye and its all too short.  Without these creative folks, our passion to mix and do what we do would be stuck without wheels.  For that I will always owe . . .

Peace my fellow audioKnights

Grayson

Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Dave Pluke on March 17, 2019, 05:03:26 pm
Do your souls a favor . . .call or text your favorite local artist if you can and remind them what their passion and determination means to you as an engineer . . . as a fellow human being.  Life changes in the blink of an eye and its all too short.  Without these creative folks, our passion to mix and do what we do would be stuck without wheels.  For that I will always owe . . .

Peace my fellow audioKnights

Grayson

Sorry for your loss and point taken about appreciating what is in our immediate orbit.

To add to the bad news list, Dick Dale passed away yesterday:

https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/03/dick-dale-dead/

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on May 30, 2019, 04:40:18 pm
Today's installment:

Leon Redbone, olde-tyme and Americana performer.  Age 69.

Shine On, Harvest Moon.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Mac Kerr on May 30, 2019, 08:19:10 pm
Today's installment:

Leon Redbone, olde-tyme and Americana performer.  Age 69.

Shine On, Harvest Moon.

Wow. RIP Leon Redbone. I can't believe he was only 69. I'm 69, I would have bet he was older than me.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: David Sturzenbecher on June 06, 2019, 07:23:16 pm
RIP Dr. John. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48551452

I was able to mix FOH for him when he was through town. Solid show, maybe 4-5 years ago.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Dave Pluke on June 06, 2019, 09:13:37 pm
RIP Dr. John. 

They don't make 'em like that anymore.

It's a sad day.

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Brian Bolly on July 22, 2019, 02:32:00 pm
And another New Orleans legend today - Art Neville (https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/keith_spera/article_4059d432-ac9f-11e9-9615-9f5f01d9ebd6.html), founder of the Meters and the Neville Brothers.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on July 22, 2019, 08:55:43 pm
And another New Orleans legend today - Art Neville (https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/keith_spera/article_4059d432-ac9f-11e9-9615-9f5f01d9ebd6.html), founder of the Meters and the Neville Brothers.

Legend is an understatement.  RIP, Art.
Title: Re: 2019 - Musicians and celebrities passing - Hal Prince
Post by: Tim McCulloch on July 31, 2019, 01:09:55 pm
Harold "Hal" Prince, 91.  Broadway producer, director, all around impresario brought us Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera, Evita.. more.  21 Tony awards.

Such a career!

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/31/574047835/hal-prince-transformational-broadway-producer-and-director-has-died