Category Archives: Obituaries

GUY LEBLANC passed away at 54

As Camels states on their homepage, Guy LeBlanc passed away on Monday, April 27. LeBlanc has been diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and had to skip Camel’s tour due to medical treatment. Canadian keyboard player LeBlanc was co-founder of the … Continue reading

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Australian canterbury icon Daevid Allen has passed away

Allen was diagnosed on cancer in 2014. He announced to not fight the disease due to his persuasion that it is best to let things go their way instead of undergoing complicated surgeries.   Allen founded most influential canterbury bands … Continue reading

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DEMIS ROUSSOS died at 68

Demis Roussos, co-founder of Greece prog grandfathers APHRODITE’S CHILD passed away at the Hygeia Hospital in Athens, Greece. The cause of his death has not been reported. Aphrodite’s Child, the band of Roussos, Vangelis, Loukas Sideras and Silver Koulouris is … Continue reading

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TANGERINE DREAM founder EDGAR FROESE “changes cosmic adress”

Sad news just came in from TANGERINE DREAM: “Dear Friends, This is a message to you we are very sorry for… On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism … Continue reading

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Annie Morel RIP

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Trevor Bolder RIP

Trevor Bolder was born in 1950. He was active in his local R&B scene in the mid 1960. He first came to prominence in The Rats, which also featured Mick Ronson on lead guitar. His big break arrived in 1971, … Continue reading

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The Doors icon Ray Manzarek dies of cancer

Iconic Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek has died at the age of 74, it’s been confirmed. He passed away in a clinic in Germany after having fought cancer of the bile duct for some time. He was surrounded by his family. … Continue reading

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Art icon Storm Thorgerson dies at 69

Graphic designer Storm Thorgerson has died at the age of 69, his family have confirmed. The visionary behind some of the most memorable album covers of all time had been fighting cancer. He’s remembered for his eye-catching work with design … Continue reading

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Guitar legend Peter Banks passes

Best known for his innovative and unique guitar work with YES and Flash, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo albums, guitar legend Peter Banks passed away at his home in London on March 7, 2013. Banks, a founding … Continue reading

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Alvin Lee RIP

Guitar legend Alvin Lee sadly passed away on Wednesday 6th March 2013 – “due to unforseen complications following a routine surgical procedure”. Alvin’s influence throughout the rock and blues spheres is immeasurable. As a tribute to a true gentleman and a phenomenal … Continue reading

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Kevin Ayers RIP

It is our sad duty to inform you that Kevin Ayers passed away on Monday 18th February 2013. He was discovered at his home in France, by a neighbour, on Tuesday 19th. It is believed he died in his sleep. … Continue reading

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Nic Potter RIP

Former Van der Graaf Generator bass man Nic Potter sadly passed away earlier this week, (17th January) and after a long illness. Nic first joined VdGG back in 1969 and appeared on The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each … Continue reading

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Lee Dorman RIP

Iron Butterfly’s bassist Lee Dorman passed away ‘of heart related natural causes’ on Friday 21st December 2012. He was 70. As a tribute here is a live recording (69) of the seventeen minute – side two album track In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida (In The Garden Of Eden)…

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Ravi Shankar RIP

Influential Indian sitar legend, Ravi Shankar has died at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego at the age of 92… Ravi Shankar gained international recognition through his association with George Harrison and The Beatles as well as collaborations with … Continue reading

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Huw Lloyd Langton RIP

Former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton died yesterday (6th December 2012) at the aged of 61 and following a two-year battle with cancer. Hawkwind posted the following: It is with immense sadness that we have to let you know our great … Continue reading

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