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Canned Heat’s legendary front man Bob “The Bear” Hite passed away on April 5, 1981. Bob was the lead singer of the blues-rock band, Canned Heat, from 1965 to his death in 1981. Canned Heat came together when Bob was introduced to Alan Wilson by Henry Vestine and the two of them helped convince blues […]

George Allen Miles, Jr. passed away 10 years ago today on Feb. 26, 2008. George was known professionally as Buddy Miles and was an drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of the Buddy Miles Express and […]

Today we are remembering Waylon Jennings who passed away 16 years ago today. We know that there will probably be some who will question why we would mention Waylon on a Rock and Roll site. The answer is very simple. Because he was Waylon Jennings. And then there’s that whole Buddy Holly thing. Yeah, he […]

Today we are remembering Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Allen Collins who passed away 28 years ago on this date. Allen joined Skynyrd in Jacksonville, Florida just two weeks after Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, along with Bob Burns and Larry Junstrom. Allen and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant co-wrote many of the biggest Skynyrd hits, including […]

Today we are remembering the late Maurice Gibb who passed away 15 years ago today on Jan. 12, 2003. Gibb died unexpectedly at the age of 53, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, on 12 January 2003 of a cardiac arrest, while waiting to undergo surgery for a twisted intestine, with his […]

Today we are remembering the late Delaney Bramlett who passed away on Dec. 27, 2008. Most of you are familiar with Delaney through Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. There is so much more…. (the following is edited from wikipedia) Delaine Alvin “Delaney” Bramlett was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. Bramlett’s five-decade career reached […]

On Dec. 22, 2002, The Clash’s guitarist Joe Strummer passed away from a congenital heart defect. His real name was John Graham Mellor and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Joe was an iconic figure of British punk. He developed a love of rock music listening to records […]

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx passed away 30 years ago today. He probably doesn’t want to hear it again, but…. On Dec. 22, 1987, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx overdosed on heroin and when they got him to the hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival. Doctors revived him by giving him two shots of adrenaline […]

Today we are remembering Nicolette Larson who passed away 20 years ago today on Dec. 16, 1997. She is perhaps best known for her work in the late 1970s with Neil Young, as well as her 1978 cover of Young’s “Lotta Love”. The song, her debut single, was a Number One Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks […]

Today we are remembering the late Rick Danko who passed away 18 years ago on Dec. 10, 1999. Rick was a founding member of THE BAND. Some would question that statement as The Band grew out of The Hawks who were Ronnie Hawkins’ band. Rick joined them after they were already performing, and before they […]


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