Tag Archives: Rest in Peace

RIP Big Jim Sullivan ~ 1941-2012

Legendary UK guitarist and session player Big Jim Sullivan has passed away at the age of 71. As well as playing studio sessions with Jimmy Page and mentoring a young Ritchie Blackmore, Big Jim also played guitar on at least … Continue reading

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Top 5 Moon Songs ~ A Tribute to Neil Armstrong: First Man On The Moon

Upon hearing the sad news that the former NASA astronaut, and first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong had passed away, I wanted to compile my Top 5 songs with “Moon” in the title. Please feel free to … Continue reading

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RIP Jim Marshall OBE ~ 1923-2012

Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, has died aged 88. Official words from Marshall on the http://www.jimmarshall.co.uk/ website: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. … Continue reading

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Gary Moore – One year on

It was one year ago to this day that the news filtered through via social networking sites that the great blues guitarist Gary Moore had passed away while on holiday in Spain. Gary’s sad passing shocked the whole guitar community, … Continue reading

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RIP Bert Jansch ~ 1943-2011

The legendary Scottish acoustic guitar maestro, Bert Jansch, has died today aged 67. Jansch was known as a shy performer but still managed to capture his audiences attention with mesmorising live performances that crossed way beyond the folk genre into mainstream pop … Continue reading

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RIP Eric Roche ~ 1967–2005

September 6th, 2011 marks the sixth anniversary of the sad passing of Eric Roche who died after a battle with throat cancer in 2005. I first saw Eric perform during a music trade show clinic, circa 2003, but had known … Continue reading

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RIP David “Honey-Boy” Edwards ~ 1915-2011

The last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen David “Honey-Boy” Edwards has died of congestive heart failure at his home in Chicago aged 96. The Grammy award winning blues guitarist and singer had still been performing well into his 90s … Continue reading

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RIP Jerry Leiber ~ 1933-2011

‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Stand By Me’ songwriter Jerry Leiber passes away aged 78 The legendary songwriter, Jerry Leiber, has died of cardiopulmonary failure in Los Angeles. The songsmith wrote hits for The Drifters, The Coasters and Ben E. Kin, and also … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse found dead, aged 27

Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her home in Camden, north London today, Saturday, 23rd July 2011. A police spokesperson confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained. … Continue reading

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Robert Johnson, The Blues Legend at 100!

Imagine, just for one moment, that arguably the most influential blues guitarist of all time didn’t die at the infamous age of 27 but rather is alive and well today celebrating his 100th birthday with us right now – Now … Continue reading

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