Category Archives: Obituaries

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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Renaissance’s Michael Dunford passes away

It is our sad duty to bring news of the passing of Michael Dunford late on Tuesday morning. Michael suffered a massive irreversible cerebral hemorrhage.   Michael Dunford, musical composer and guitarist of the progressive rock band Renaissance passed away on Tuesday, November … Continue reading

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Big Jim Sullivan RIP

Affectionately know as “THE Session Man”, Big Jim Sullivan (real name James George Tomkins) passed away yesterday aged 71. Big Jim’s list of credits and achievements could fill this entire page. He appeared on hundreds of hit singles and albums – including … Continue reading

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Simon Oberender RIP

DPRP wishes to express its condolences for the tragic passing of Beyond The Bridge guitar and keyboard player Simon Oberender. Oberender was also the keyboardist for Amanda Somerville’s band Trillium and worked in the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg as a … Continue reading

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RIP Eric Cook from Lethal

Eric Cook, guitarist for the legendary power/progressive metal band Lethal, has lost his battle with cancer. The Kentucky-based Lethal was founded by Tom Mallicoat and the Cook brothers, Eric and Glen. In 1990, after the arrival of drummer Jerry Hartmann, … Continue reading

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Bob Birch RIP

Robert (Bob) Wayne Birch, perhaps best known as Elton John’s bass player, has been found dead in Los Angeles yesterday morning. Although not confirmed it is believed that he took his own life. Bob was 56. Although Bob’s long running … Continue reading

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Threshold commemorate passing of vocalist Mac one year ago

One year on from the sad passing of former Threshold vocalist Andrew ‘Mac’ McDermott, the UK progressive metallers have uploaded some previously unseen footage of one of Mac’s last performances with the band as a tribute to him. Recorded at … Continue reading

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Jon Lord, founder of Deep Purple, dies aged 71

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Jon Lord, musician, composer and former keyboard player with the rock band Deep Purple. Jon was aged 71. He had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer since last August. Lord, who co-wrote many … Continue reading

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Bob Weston RIP

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston passed away on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. The cause of death is said to be a gastrointestinal haemorrhage and it is belived he died quietly in his sleep. Along with Fleewood Mac,John worked with … Continue reading

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