remembering

Today we are remembering John Dawson Winter III who left us 4 years ago today on July 16, 2014. He was best known as Johnny Winter, a musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer an for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s. Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums […]

Today we are remembering a beautiful voice from a beautiful person. The late Minnie Riperton left us on July 12, 1979. Minnie was best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You”. She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in 1979. They had two children: music engineer Marc […]

His creativity was remarkable. Today we are remembering the late Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett who passed away 12 years ago on July 7, 2006. Syd was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter and is best known as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead singer, guitarist and principal […]

Today we are remembering Rory Gallagher. That is the way we are told we should start a piece about him on the anniversary of his death. It was 23 years ago today that Rory passed away. But it would be incorrect for us to say ‘today’. We remember him every day. Rory has a huge […]

Today we are remembering the great Bob Welch who left us 6 years ago today on June 7, 2012. Bob was a former member of Fleetwood Mac, and he had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included “Hot Love, Cold World,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Precious Love,” and his signature song, “Sentimental Lady.” […]

Today we are remembering Ronnie Montrose who left us 6 years ago today. Ronnie led the bands Montrose and Gamma and also performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, The Beau Brummels, Boz Scaggs, Beaver & Krause, Gary Wright, Tony Williams,The Neville Brothers, Dan Hartman, […]

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 […]

On Jan. 23, we did a post remembering Chicago’s Terry Kath. Terry died just 8 days before his 32nd birthday, Jan. 31. If Terry was still with us, he would have turned 72 years old today. Here is part of what we wrote 8 days ago: “When Jimi Hendrix saw him play he said “The […]

Today we are remembering two founding members of Jefferson Airplane, Signe Anderson and Paul Kantner, who both passed away two years ago today. Both Signe and Paul were 74 years old at the time of their deaths. Signe was the original singer in the group before she was replaced by Grace Slick. How many of […]

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 […]


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