Category Archives: Obituaries

A Statement From Greg Lake About Keith Emerson

To all ELP friends and fans all over the world, I would like to express my deep sadness upon hearing this tragic news. As you know Keith and I spent many of the best years of our lives together and … Continue reading

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KEITH EMERSON dead

As stated on ELP’s website and Facebook page, Keith Emerson has passed away in his home in Santa Monica on March 10. After playing in various bands, such as John Brown’s Bodies, The T-Bones, The V.I.P.’s and The Nice, Emerson was … Continue reading

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RIVERSIDE on Cause of Guitarist Piotr Grudziński Death and the Cancellation of Live Concerts

Riverside have posted the following on their Facebook page, concerning the death of Piotr Grudziński and the bands recent plans: “On behalf of the family and our own we would like to thank everyone for the support and your presence in … Continue reading

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RIVERSIDE guitarist Piotr Grudziński and GURU GURU Guitarist HANS REFFERT Join the Great Gig In the Sky

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of two brilliant musicians on one day. First man reported dead was Piotr Grudziński, guitarist in Polish band Riverside. It is not known what caused his death. All that has been … Continue reading

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English Prog Icon Geoff Banks Passed Away

Geoff Banks was a music enthusiast and he was instrumental in keeping the prog scene in London alive. As a journalist he became writer in “Kerrang!” in the eighties. He also wrote for “Record Mirror” and “Sounds” and broadcasted his … Continue reading

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Stefan Renström died last week

Stefan Renström, guitarist of The Samurai of Prog and Simon Says,has died this week. Steve Unruh submitted the following message: “Speaking on behalf of The Samurai of Prog: Yes, sadly it is true, Stefan unexpectedly died this week. We (Samurai … Continue reading

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CHRIS SQUIRE dies at 67

Chris Squire, founding member of Yes, died one month after he revealed in public that he suffers leukemia. Squire was the only member who was in the band in all of its iterations and throughout the bands entire existence up … Continue reading

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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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