The Cars’ Ric Ocasek Dead At 75

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Ric Ocasek, the lead singer and founder of the legendary new wave band the Cars, died today at the age of 75. According to NBC 4 New York, police received a call around 4 PM for an unconscious male at a townhouse on East 19th. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Law … More »

Eddie Money Dead At 70

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Eddie-MoneyEddie Money, the big-voiced rock belter who had a string of huge hits in the ’70s and ’80s, has died. Money had recently announced that he’d been diagnosed with with stage 4 esophageal cancer. Variety reports that Money, according to a statement from his family, passed away this morning. He was 70. More »

Daniel Johnston Dead At 58

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Daniel Johnston has died of a heart attack at 58, according to The Austin Chronicle, who confirmed the news with his former manager. The beloved singer-songwriter has been in bad health for a while. Two years ago, he announced his final tour with a string of shows where he was backed … More »

Muscle Shoals Guitarist Jimmy Johnson Dead At 76

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Jimmy Johnson, a founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and guitarist with the famed studio musicians “The Swampers,” has died. He was 76. His family announced in a Facebook post that he died Thursday. As a studio musician, recording engineer and record producer, Johnson played a role in iconic hits by Percy Sledge, The … More »

Nicky Wonder, Guitarist For Brian Wilson & Wondermints, Dead At 59

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Nicky-WonderNicky Wonder, longtime guitarist for Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and co-founder of the LA power-pop group Wondermints, has died. As Rolling Stone points out, Wilson’s site made a statement on Wonder’s death, claiming that he died in his sleep on Tuesday night. No cause of death has been revealed. Wonder … More »

David Berman Dead At 52

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David Berman, the poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter behind Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, has died. Berman’s record label, Drag City, confirmed the news in a tweet: “We couldn’t be more sorry to tell you this. David Berman passed away earlier today. A great friend and one of the most inspiring individuals … More »

Rock Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker Dead At 94

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D.A. Pennebaker, documentary’s master of cinema verite who unassumingly brought viewers inside Bob Dylan’s mythical 1965 tour of England in Dont Look Back and Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in The War Room, has died. He was 94. More »

Art Neville Of The Meters And Neville Brothers Dead At 81

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Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans’ storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, has died at age 81. Neville’s manager, Kent Sorrell, said Neville died Monday. “Art ‘Poppa Funk’ Neville passed away peacefully this morning at home with his adoring wife, Lorraine, … More »

Cult Singer/Songwriter Bob Frank Dead At 75

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Bob FrankCult folk singer/songwriter Bob Frank has died. The news was confirmed by Light In The Attic, the independent record label that reissued his 1972 self-titled debut album in 2014. He was 75 years old. More »

Pioneering South African Musician Johnny Clegg Dead At 66

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Johnny Clegg, a groundbreaking South African musician, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66. His manager Roddy Quin told the country’s state broadcaster that the singer died peacefully at home in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Clegg’s multi-racial bands during white minority rule attracted an international following. He crafted hits inspired by Zulu … More »