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1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s ...

 

Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK, USA

 

 

 

Malcolm Ian Cecil    UK    1937-2021

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Cecil with TONTO,

the synthesizer he built with Robert Margouleff, in 1977.

(The name is an acronym forThe Original New Timbral Orchestra.)

 

Photograph: William K. Matthias

 

Malcolm Cecil, Synthesizer Pioneer, Is Dead at 84

His massive machine, known as TONTO,

helped transform the music in Stevie Wonder’s mind

into classic albums like “Innervisions.”

NYT

April 2, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/
arts/music/malcolm-cecil-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthesizer Pioneer

 

His massive machine,

known as TONTO,

helped transform the music

in Stevie Wonder’s mind

into classic albums

like “Innervisions.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/
arts/music/malcolm-cecil-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/
arts/music/malcolm-cecil-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Spector    USA    1939-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Frederick Rodgers    USA    1933-2021

 

Jimmie Rodgers ('s)

smooth voice

straddled the line

between pop and country

and brought him

a string of hits

— none bigger

than his first record,

*“Honeycomb,” in 1957 —

 

(...)

 

Mr. Rodgers

was a regular presence

on the pop, country, R&B

and easy listening charts

for a decade

after “Honeycomb,”

with records that included

“Oh-Oh,

I’m Falling in Love Again”

(1958)

and “Child of Clay”

(1967),

both of which

were nominated

for Grammy Awards.

 

He might have continued

that run of success

but for an ugly incident

in December 1967,

when he was pulled over

by a man who, he later said,

was an off-duty

Los Angeles police officer

and beat him severely.

 

Three brain surgeries followed,

and he was left

with a metal plate in his head.

 

He eventually

resumed performing,

and even briefly

had his own television show,

but he faced

constant difficulties.

 

For a time he was sidelined

because

he started having seizures

during concerts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/
arts/music/jimmie-rodgers-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/
arts/music/jimmie-rodgers-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream

 

Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker    UK    1939-2019

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/ginger-baker

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/06/ginger-baker-obituary

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/06/
ginger-baker-obituary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2019/oct/06/
a-life-in-pictures-ginger-baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesley Sue Goldstein    USA    1946-2015

 

known professionally as Lesley Gore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/26/
735819094/lesley-gore-you-dont-own-me-american-anthem

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/08/30/
546386766/forebears-the-teenage-wisdom-of-lesley-gore-sings-of-mixed-up-hearts

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/20/
387769267/fresh-air-remembers-lesley-gore-who-sang-hits-including-you-dont-own-me

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/
arts/music/lesley-gore-teenage-voice-of-heartbreak-dies-at-68.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Gayle Shepherd    USA    1936-2018

 

member of the vocal quartet

the Shepherd Sisters,

best known for the 1957 hit

“Alone (Why Must I Be Alone),”

 

(...)

 

Ms. Shepherd,

the second youngest

of eight siblings,

grew up singing in church

in Middletown, Ohio.

 

She and two sisters,

Martha and MaryLou,

performed locally

as the Shepherd Sisters

beginning

when they were teenagers,

with Gayle often singing lead.

 

Their group

had their breakthrough

in the mid-1950s

performing on the variety show

“Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,”

which pitted young musicians

against one another.

 

They had a harmonious style

typical of the popular girl groups

of the 1950s and ’60s.

 

Their first regional hit, in 1956,

was a version of the 1937 song

“Gone With the Wind”

(not related to the film or novel

of the same title).

 

The song drew

the attention  of Dick Clark,

and the sisters went

on to appear repeatedly

on his TV show

“American Bandstand.”

 

They added

a fourth sister, Judith,

to the group in 1957

and released their biggest hit,

the yearning but upbeat “Alone,”

written by Morty and Selma Craft,

which reached No. 18

on the Billboard Hot 100

that year.

 

The song

was later recorded

by the Four Seasons

and Petula Clark.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/
obituaries/gayle-shepherd-of-the-singing-shepherd-sisters-dies-at-81.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/
obituaries/gayle-shepherd-of-the-singing-shepherd-sisters-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Paul (born Paul Williams)    USA    1934-2016

 

singer whose suave

but impassioned vocal style

made “Me and Mrs. Jones,”

a slow ballad about a man’s

love for a married woman,

a No. 1 hit in 1972

 

(...)

 

“Me and Mrs. Jones, ”

written by Kenny Gamble,

Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert,

was one

of the signature expressions

of the 1970s Philadelphia sound,

heard on a stream

of hit records produced by

Mr. Gamble and Mr. Huff

for Philadelphia

International Records.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/26/
arts/music/billy-paulsinger-of-the-hit-me-and-mrs-jones-dies-at-81.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/26/
arts/music/billy-paulsinger-of-the-hit-me-and-mrs-jones-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Houston Andrew III    USA    1941-2015

 

as a founder

of the band Big Brother

and the Holding Company

(he) was a mainstay

of the fertile San Francisco

rock scene of the 1960s

and played a key role

in Janis Joplin’s early career

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/
arts/music/sam-andrew-guitarist-for-big-brother-and-the-holding-company-dies-at-73.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/
arts/music/sam-andrew-guitarist-for-big-brother-and-the-holding-company-
dies-at-73.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesley Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein)    USA    1946-2015

 

Lesley Gore (...)

was a teenager in the 1960s

when she recorded hit songs

about heartbreak and resilience

that went on to become

feminist touchstones

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/
arts/music/lesley-gore-teenage-voice-of-heartbreak-dies-at-68.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/
arts/music/lesley-gore-teenage-voice-of-heartbreak-dies-at-68.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Strange (Steven John Harrington)    UK    1959-2015

 

Flamboyant nightclub host,

leader of Visage

and key figure

in the New Romantic movement

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/13/steve-strange

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/
arts/music/steve-strange-nightclub-founder-and-singer-for-visage-dies-at-55.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/13/
steve-strange

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/12/
new-romantic-steve-strange-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Everly Brothers    USA    1950s-2000s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lou Reed    USA     1942-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernadette Therese Nolan    Ireland    1960-2013

 

the youngest of the original

Nolan Sisters lineup,

whose cheerful, unthreatening,

middle-of-the-road pop made them

one of Britain's best known acts

from the late 1970s to the mid-80s.

 

The five siblings

began performing

as the Nolan Sisters in 1974

and gained priceless exposure

to a mainstream audience

from appearing on Cliff Richard's

television programme,

and then with

Morecambe and Wise

and the Two Ronnies.

 

They were the support act

on Frank Sinatra's

1975 European tour

and accompanied Rolf Harris

on dates in South Africa.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jul/04/bernie-nolan-dies

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jul/04/
bernie-nolan-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey John Hanneman    USA    1964-2013

 

guitarist

for the influential

metal band Slayer,

who helped shape

the group’s sonic assault

and wrote some

of its most popular

— and controversial —

songs

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/
arts/music/jeff-hanneman-guitarist-for-slayer-dies-at-49.html

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/slayer

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/
arts/music/jeff-hanneman-guitarist-for-slayer-dies-at-49.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/may/03/
rip-slayers-jeff-hanneman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alvin Lee (born Graham Anthony Barne)    UK    1944-2013

 

Alvin Lee ('s)

fire-fingered guitar playing

drove the British blues-rock band

Ten Years After to stardom

in the 1960s and early ’70s

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/
arts/music/alvin-lee-guitarist-of-ten-years-after-dies-at-68.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/
arts/music/alvin-lee-guitarist-of-ten-years-after-dies-at-68.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Francis Morton    USA    1941-2013

 

songwriter and producer

who for a brief, luminous

period in the 1960s

poured the discontents

of adolescence

into original hit songs,

including

“Leader of the Pack”

and “Remember

(Walking in the Sand)”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/
arts/music/shadow-morton-songwriter-and-producer-dies-at-71.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/
arts/music/shadow-morton-songwriter-and-producer-dies-at-71.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reginald Maurice Ball    UK    1941-2013

 

bricklayer-turned-singer

whose ebulliently lusty vocal

on the Troggs’

smash hit “Wild Thing”

helped elevate the song

to rock ’n’ roll legend

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/
arts/music/reg-presley-lead-singer-of-troggs-dies-at-71.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/
arts/music/reg-presley-lead-singer-of-troggs-dies-at-71.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monkees    USA

 

fictional pop music group

and television series The Monkees

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/jul/24/
bob-rafelson-monkees-hollywood-new-wave-director-jack-nicholson-dies

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/01/
monkees-micky-dolenz-fbi-secret-dossier-lawsuit

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/29/
676852011/the-monkees-tried-to-cut-their-strings-with-head

 

 

 

Robert Jay Rafelson    1933-2022

 

(...) The Monkees

was his first big success.

The idea for The Monkees, he said,

pre-dated the Beatles

and their comedy A Hard Day’s Night,

but it hit the moment well

when it premiered on NBC in 1966.

 

It ran for two years

and allowed Rafelson

to take a stab at directing himself.

 

The Monkees appeared

in his feature directorial debut, Head,

which would also be

the first of many collaborations

with Jack Nicholson.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/jul/24/
bob-rafelson-monkees-hollywood-new-wave-director-jack-nicholson-dies

 

 

 

David Thomas Jones    1945-2012

actor, singer and songwriter

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/jul/24/
bob-rafelson-monkees-hollywood-new-wave-director-jack-nicholson-dies

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/
arts/music/davy-jones-a-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-66.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2012/mar/01/
monkees-london-1967-video

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/mar/01/
the-monkees-believer-davy-jones

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/29/
davy-jones

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tvandradioblog/2012/feb/29/
davy-jones-monkee-life-in-clips

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/29/
davy-jones-monkees-dies-66

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/apr/28/
monkees-head-jack-nicholson-interview 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/feb/21/
the-monkees-60s-uk-tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Lee Dorman    USA    1942-2012

 

bass guitarist

for the psychedelic rock band

Iron Butterfly, who played

on one of the genre’s

most recognizable songs,

“In-a-Gadda-da-Vida”

 

(...)

 

Iron Butterfly,

a four-man group

originating in San Diego,

signed its first

record contract with Atco,

a division

of Atlantic Records,

in 1967,

according to the band’s

Web site.

 

“In-a-Gadda-da-Vida,”

complete with

its thumping bass riff,

was released in July 1968.

 

It stayed on the national

sales charts for two years

and became

a Top 40 radio hit.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/
arts/music/lee-dorman-bass-guitarist-for-iron-butterfly-dies-at-70.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/
arts/music/lee-dorman-bass-guitarist-for-iron-butterfly-dies-at-70.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Claude "Ed" Cassidy    USA    1923-2012

 

Way back when rock ’n’ roll

was countercultural

— before the members

of the Rolling Stones

were anywhere close

to 50 years old,

much less celebrating

their 50th anniversary together —

the genre tended to emphasize

rather than bridge

generational divides.

 

So when the experimental

group Spirit

formed in the late 1960s,

it was different

not just for the way

it fused jazz and rock,

or the way it mixed

psychedelia with

a particularly tight backbeat.

 

It was also different

because its drummer

was the 44-year-old stepfather

of its 16-year-old guitarist.

 

(...)

 

By the time Spirit

formed in 1967,

Mr. Cassidy had already had

a notable and diverse

musical career.

 

He had played

with jazz musicians

including Dexter Gordon,

Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan

and Cannonball Adderly

and had formed

a folk-blues group

with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder

called the Rising Sons.

 

While Mr. Cassidy

was performing

with other adults,

his young stepson,

Randy Wolfe,

was becoming

a fine musician himself.

 

He impressed Jimi Hendrix

when they met

in a music store in Manhattan,

and it was Hendrix

who gave Randy

the nickname he went by

for the rest of his life,

Randy California.

 

Soon enough,

stepfather and stepson

were playing and touring

together.

 

Spirit released

more than a dozen albums

from 1968 to 1996,

but it was

the first work that was

the most influential

and critically praised.

 

Its biggest hit

and only Top 40 single,

“I Got a Line on You,”

was released in 1968;

the band was also celebrated

for its adventurous 1970 album,

“Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus.”

 

That record included

the song “Mr. Skin,”

which was the nickname

Mr. Cassidy’s

fellow band members

had given him in honor

of his shaved head.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/
arts/music/ed-cassidy-drummer-for-the-experimental-group-spirit-dies-at-89.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/
arts/music/ed-cassidy-drummer-for-the-experimental-group-spirit-dies-at-89.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MacHouston Baker        USA        1925-2012

 

known as Mickey Baker

and Mickey "Guitar" Baker

 

Mickey Baker's

prickly, piercing guitar riffs

were featured on dozens

if not hundreds of recordings

and helped propel the evolution

of rhythm and blues

into rock ’n’ roll

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/
arts/music/mickey-baker-guitarist-whose-riffs-echo-today-dies-at-87.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/
arts/music/mickey-baker-guitarist-whose-riffs-echo-today-dies-at-87.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe South        USA        1940-2012

 

(born Joseph Alfred Souter)

 

 

singer-songwriter

who wove confrontational lyrics

into bouncy pop hits

of the late 1960s and early ’70s,

including “Games People Play,”

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes”

and “(I Never Promised You a)

Rose Garden”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/arts/music/joe-south-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-72.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/
arts/music/joe-south-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-72.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronald Douglas Montrose        USA        1947-2012

 

influential guitarist

whose band, Montrose,

was a mainstay of hard rock

in the 1970s

and the launching pad

for the singer Sammy Hagar

 

 

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/
rock-guitarists-death-ruled-a-suicide/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/
arts/music/ronnie-montrose-hard-rock-guitarist-dies-at-64.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Ragovoy        USA        1930-2011

 

Jerry Ragovoy

wrote or collaborated

on some of the most

soulful ballads of the 1960s,

including

the Rolling Stones hit

“Time Is on My Side”

and the Janis Joplin signatures

“Piece of My Heart,”

“Cry Baby”

and

“Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/16/arts/music/jerry-ragovoy-songwriter-and-producer-is-dead-at-80.htm

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/16/
arts/music/jerry-ragovoy-songwriter-and-producer-is-dead-at-80.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Frank Grill        USA        1943-2011

 

longtime lead singer

and a very nearly original

member of the Grass Roots,

the immensely popular

rock group of the 1960s

and afterward

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/
arts/music/rob-grill-lead-singer-of-the-grass-roots-dies-at-67.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/
arts/music/rob-grill-lead-singer-of-the-grass-roots-dies-at-67.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Joseph Maus    USA    1943-2011

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/09/
john-walker-walker-brothers-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thin Lizzy

 

Robert William Gary Moore    NORTH IRE / UK    1952-2011

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/feb/17/
thin-lizzy-10-of-the-best-phil-lynott

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/sep/18/
thin-lizzy-phil-lynott-interview

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jan/04/
thin-lizzy-lost-recordings

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/feb/07/
gary-moore-obituary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2011/feb/07/
gary-moore-guitarist 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/feb/06/
gary-moore-thin-lizzy-dies 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty    UK    1947-2010

 

Scottish singer and songwriter

who combined a gift for melody,

a distinctive voice

and a fatalistic worldview

to produce 1970s hits

like “Stuck in the Middle With You”

and “Baker Street”

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/
arts/music/05rafferty.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jan/04/
gerry-rafferty-obituary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jan/04/
gerry-rafferty-dies-aged-63 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Beefheart / Don Van Vliet    USA    1941-2010

 

(born Don Glen Vliet)

 

 

artist of protean creativity

who was known

as Captain Beefheart

during his days

as an influential rock musician

and who later

led a reclusive life as a painter

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/18/arts/music/18beefheart.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/18/arts/music/18beefheart.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/dec/22/captain-beefheart-back-catalogue

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/18/captain-beefheart-died-provocative-unpredictable

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/18/captain-beefheart-dust-forward-back

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/18/captain-beefheart-don-van-liet-obituary

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2003/apr/07/artsfeatures.popandrock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Peter Smith    UK    1939-2010

 

(stage name: Crispian St. Peters)

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/
arts/music/11peters.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Star

 

William Alexander "Alex" Chilton    USA    1950-2010

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/
arts/19chilton.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Lars "Doug" Fieger    USA    1952-2010

 

lead singer

and rhythm guitarist of the Knack

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/16/
arts/music/16fieger.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd    USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/
obituaries/ed-king-of-lynyrd-skynyrd-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/23/
ed-king-dead-lynyrd-skynyrd-guitarist-life-career-songs

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/23/
country-music-confederate-flag-south-race

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/sep/21/
lynyrd-skynyrd-teacher-dies

 

 

 

 

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd    USA

 

Ed King    1949-2018

 

King (...)

wrote or co-wrote

many of the band’s hits,

including

Sweet Home Alabama

and Saturday Night Special (...)

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/23/
ed-king-dead-lynyrd-skynyrd-guitarist-life-career-songs

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/
obituaries/ed-king-of-lynyrd-skynyrd-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/23/
ed-king-dead-lynyrd-skynyrd-guitarist-life-career-songs

 

 

 

 

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd    USA

 

Robert Burns Jr.     1950-2015

 

founding drummer

of Lynyrd Skynyrd,

the Southern rock band

known for the power ballad

“Free Bird”

and the anthem

“Sweet Home Alabama”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/
arts/music/robert-burns-jr-first-lynyrd-skynyrd-drummer-dies-at-64.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/
arts/music/robert-burns-jr-first-lynyrd-skynyrd-drummer-dies-at-64.html

 

 

 

 

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

William Powell, keyboard player    USA    1952-2009

 

During the 1970s

Lynyrd Skynyrd

was one of the most popular

American rock bands,

purveying their

"southern boogie" music

at festivals and stadiums.

 

The group's

trademark guitar sound

on such anthems as Free Bird

and Sweet Home Alabama

was enhanced

by the keyboard playing

of Billy Powell

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/02/obituary-billy-powell?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/05/
southern-rock-passion-marred-racism

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/02/
obituary-billy-powell?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willy DeVille (William Borsay)        USA        1950-2009

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/aug/11/
obituary-willy-deville 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/
arts/music/08deville.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Smith / Michael George Smith    1943-2008

 

Keyboard player

and lead singer

in the Dave Clark Five

 

There was a fleeting time,

from late 1963 into 1965,

when serious comparisons

were made between

the Dave Clark Five

and the Beatles.

 

Indeed,

in the US the Dave Clark Five

was billed as the group

which had, in January 1964,

toppled the Beatles

- after seven weeks -

from the top of the British charts.

 

Headlines such as

"Has The Five Jive

Crushed The Beatle Beat?"

ensued.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/mar/03/popandrock.obituaries 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/mar/03/
popandrock.obituaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Hazlewood        USA        1929-2007

 

reclusive songwriter and producer

behind a slew of hits

by Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra,

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

in the 1950s and 1960s

 including Ms. Sinatra’s No. 1 smash

“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,”

 

(...)



Mr. Hazlewood

was also an eccentric visionary

who pioneered several genres.

 

As a solo artist, he created

a sound often referred to

as “cowboy psychedelia”

for its fusion of country-western,

symphonic pop orchestration

and trippy decadence.

 

A hard-living crank

with a trademark mustache

 he sang his wry tales

of losers and jilted lovers

in a striking,

world-weary baritone.

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/
obituaries/07hazlewood.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/obituaries/07
hazlewood.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr    USA    1929-2005

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2005/nov/22/
guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Edmund Andrew Phillips    USA    1935-2001

 

 

 

John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas,

circa 1967.

 

Photograph:

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

 

From Brian Wilson to Nancy Sinatra:

The L.A. Music Scene in the ’60s

NYT

May 22, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/
books/review/hollywood-eden-joel-selvin.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

songwriter

and founding member

of the 1960's folk-pop group

the Mamas and the Papas

 

(...)

The Mamas and the Papas

were a band of lovers,

spouses and friends,

which proved to be both

their greatest asset

and their undoing.

 

In 1966,

with their first single,

''California Dreamin',''

the group epitomized

sunny optimism

and galvanized

westward-bound youths

at the dawn of the hippie era

with strong harmonies

and expectant lyrics,

all slightly ringed with darkness.

 

Mr. Phillips was a man

of many contradictions:

idealist, hedonist,

businessman, musician.

 

Two years before Woodstock,

he was a producer

of the Monterey Pop Festival,

which propelled Jimi Hendrix,

Janis Joplin

and a new era of rock

and youth culture

into the American mainstream.

 

As a songwriter,

he wrote music

for the Grateful Dead,

the Beach Boys

and Scott McKenzie.

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/19/
arts/john-phillips-65-a-papa-of-the-1960-s-group-dies.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/
books/review/hollywood-eden-joel-selvin.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/19/
arts/john-phillips-65-a-papa-of-the-1960-s-group-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Edward Nilsson III     USA    1941-1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/15/
806149966/50-years-of-the-point-harry-nilsson-s-wonderful-weird-musical-fable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talk Talk    UK    1981-1992

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/25/
talk-talk-10-of-the-best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freddie Mercury    UK    1946-1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Orbison    USA    1936-1988

 

 https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/
arts/bill-dees-73-orbison-collaborator-dies.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/28/
roy-orbison-monument-singles-review

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/09/
roy-orbison-review

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/01/
arts/pop-view-the-man-with-the-blue-velvet-voice.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/08/
obituaries/roy-orbison-52-a-singer-famed-for-plaintive-pop-anthems-dies.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/31/
arts/reviews-music-roy-orbison-mines-some-old-gold.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/08/
arts/review-television-orbison-is-still-around-and-rocking.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christa Päffgen / stage name Nico    Germany    1938-1988

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/05/
nico-in-manchester-she-loved-the-architecture-and-the-heroin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joy Division / Ian Kevin Curtis        UK        1956-1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Lynne Sill    USA    1944-1979

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/
obituaries/judee-sill-overlooked.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Drake    UK    1948-1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hank Williams    USA    1923-1953

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/feb/26/
folk.news 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The The    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2017/may/31/
the-the-10-of-the-best-matt-johnson

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/26/
the-the-soul-mining-reissue-review 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pogues    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/the-pogues

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/aug/09/
the-pogues-bassist-darryl-hunt-dies-aged-72

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/
arts/music/philip-chevron-guitarist-with-the-pogues-dies-at-56.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siouxsie and the Banshees    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/26/
siouxsie-sioux-banshees-60-goth-pop-singer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy George / Culture Club    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/boy-george

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/18/
culture-club-boy-george-not-camp-i-am-a-geezer 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/oct/08/
boy-george-king-of-everything-new-music 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/dec/04/boy-george-mother-sexuality-outsider 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/feb/13/boy-george-culture-club-interview 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jan/28/boy-george-culture-club-2012 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/oct/12/
boy-george-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Specials        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/the-specials 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/feb/20/
specials-reforming-interview-2-tone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cure        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/
the-cure

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/mar/20/
news

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The KLF (also known as

the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu,

the JAMs,

the Timelords and other names)

-formed in London in 1987.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KLF - 1 January 2021

 

 

rave-pop iconoclasts

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/01/
the-klf-reissue-music-for-first-time-since-1992

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/the-klf

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/01/
the-klf-reissue-music-for-first-time-since-1992

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/apr/27/
return-of-the-klf-bill-drummond-jimmy-cauty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frankie Goes To Hollywood        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/02/
how-we-made-relax-by-frankie-goes-to-hollywood-sex-mix-gay-clubs

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/28/
frankie-goes-to-hollywood-30-years-welcome-to-the-pleasuredome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Order    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/neworder

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/gallery/2014/jun/24/
new-order-by-kevin-cummins-a-new-show-in-manchester

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/sep/06/
new-order-unexpected-rebirth-bestival 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jul/14/
new-order-split-peter-hook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Somerville        UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Smiths    Steven Patrick Morrissey / Johnny Marr    UK

 

 

 

The Smiths outside Salford Lads Club in 1985.

 

Photograph: Stephen Wright (smithsphotos.com)

 

This charming Manchester:

is Morrissey's city still recognisable?

G

Wednesday 4 February 2015    09.11 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/feb/04/
manchester-morrissey-the-smiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Marr

 

Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

 

Q&A: Johnny Marr

G

Saturday 28 February 2015    06.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/28/
johnny-marr-interview 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/morrissey

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jun/09/
johnny-marr-interview-third-album-call-the-comet

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/04/
morrissey-birmingham-live-review

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/22/
morrissey-live-review-cardiff-observer-new-model

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/10/
morrissey-world-peace-is-none-of-your-business-review

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/10/
morrissey-blogpost-royal-boils-hunting-endangered-species

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/13/
autobiography-by-morrissey-review

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/17/
morrissey-autobiography-triumph-mired-moaning-review

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/28/
morrissey-hospitalised-bleeding-ulcer-us

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/aug/12/
smiths-artwork-posters-exhibition-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2012/mar/06/
smiths-fans-salford-lads-club 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jun/12/
morrissey-receive-apology-from-nme

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/02/
falkland-islands-belong-argentina-morrissey

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/17/
morrissey-takes-racism-battle-court

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2011/oct/14/
meat-murder-smiths

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/28/
morrissey-without-record-deal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/16/
morrissey-review

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/18/
morrissey-compares-queen-muammar-gaddafi

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/24/morrissey-the-smiths-autobiography

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/22/morrissey-autobiography-finished

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/14/morrissey-u2-glastonbury-festival

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/03/morrissey-china-subspecies-racism

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/20/morrissey-coachella-meat-fumes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/feb/08/morrissey

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2008/dec/04/morrissey-years-of-refusal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/competition/2009/jan/06/
the-smiths-panic-free-download

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/jun/04/popandrock.news

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/may/06/popandrock.features1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Astley    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/oct/02/
rick.astley.best.act.ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiacs    UK

 

formed in 1977,

originally as Cardiac Arrest,

led by Tim Smith.

 

If Tim Smith influenced you,

he really influenced you.

 

His legacy

following his death aged 59

might be small

in the wider realm of pop,

but for many of us it feels

disproportionately massive.

 

If you ventured far enough

into his chaotic world of sound

– somewhere between pop,

psych, punk and prog –

it would inevitably become

an all-encompassing love.

 

The music he created,

primarily with his band Cardiacs,

pushed the standard

structures of rock music

into bizarre patterns:

 

resolutely British,

with any hint of Americana cast aside

in favour of hymns, marches

and misshapen folk melodies.

 

The idiosyncratic

sequences of chords

he assembled were,

in any traditional sense,

completely wrong,

but through sheer buoyancy of spirit

they became unwaveringly right.

 

At gigs,

his music inspired devotion

of the like I’ve never seen before

or since.

 

Countless friendships blossomed

as a direct result of his work;

whole families of groups

were formed, all radiating from Tim.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/22/
cardiacs-tim-smith-a-one-man-subculture-who-inspired-total-devotion

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/22/
cardiacs-tim-smith-a-one-man-subculture-who-inspired-total-devotion

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/22/
tim-smith-frontman-cult-band-the-cardiacs-dies-aged-59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.K.    UK    founded in 1977

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/apr/19/
allan-holdsworth-obituary

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/
arts/music/john-wetton-rocker-with-king-crimson-and-asia-dies-at-67.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police    UK    formed in London in 1977

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/05/
stewart-copeland-father-miles-cia-spy-the-police

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/sep/05/
popandrock1

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/aug/24/
popandrock1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devo    USA    formed in 1972

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/
arts/music/bob-casale-guitarist-in-devo-dies-at-61.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/19/
bob-casale-devo-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doobie Brothers    USA

formed in 1970 in San Jose, California

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/oct/17/
how-we-made-what-a-fool-believes-doobie-brothers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jam    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/nov/12/
how-we-made-town-malice 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stevie Nicks    USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/stevie-nicks 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rock > UK > Dire Straits > 1970s-1990s

Mark Knopfler > 1970s-2010s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toto    USA

 

Toto was formed in 1977

by a group of successful

studio musicians including

Mr. Porcaro’s brothers

Jeff, a drummer,

and Steve,

who played keyboards.

 

Mike Porcaro joined in 1982

after the original bassist,

David Hungate, left.

 

The brothers were the sons

of Joe Porcaro,

a jazz drummer.

 

Jeff died in 1992.

 

Toto sold millions of records

in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

 

Its album “Toto IV”

won the 1982 Grammy

for album of the year,

and its song “Rosanna,”

which reached No. 2

on the Billboard singles chart,

was record of the year.

 

The band also collectively won

the producer of the year Grammy.

 

“Africa,” from 1982,

was Toto’s only No. 1 single,

but the band

had Top 40 hits until 1988.

 

It broke up in 2008

but reunited in 2010.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/17/
arts/music/mike-porcaro-bass-player-for-toto-dies-at-59.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/11/
582121518/toto-celebrates-40-trips-around-the-sun-with-new-album

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/17/
arts/music/mike-porcaro-bass-player-for-toto-dies-at-59.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eagles    USA

 

 

American rock band

(...)

formed in Los Angeles,

California in 1971.

 

(...)

 

The Eagles were one

of the most successful

recording artists of the 1970s.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/eagles

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/eagles

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/21/
eagles-review-unflashy-guys-with-guitars-deliver-feelgood-comforts

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/18/
463510638/glenn-frey-guitarist-for-the-eagles-dead-at-67

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/
arts/music/glenn-frey-a-founding-member-of-the-eagles-dies-at-67.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/18/
glenn-frey-eagles-founder-dies-aged-67

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/24/
eagles-1974-interview-rocks-backpages-crawdaddy-magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Airplane    USA    1965-1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Purple    UK

 

 

 

The birth of headbanging … Gillan with Deep Purple in 1973.

 

Photograph: Fin Costello

Redferns

 

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan at 75: 'I can't pole vault any more!'

The rock singer is still yelling his way round the world,

having weathered booze, hepatitis

and hysterically embarrassing Spinal Tap moments.

His secret? ‘Loyalty is overrated’

G

Mon 12 Oct 2020    10.44 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/12/
ian-gillan-deep-purple-at-75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/12/
ian-gillan-deep-purple-at-75

 

 http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/18/
deep-purple-roundhouse-rock-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steppenwolf    Canada / USA    formed in 1967

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steppenwolf_(band)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Chance & The Contortions        USA

 

 

 


James Chance & The Contortions - "Contort Yourself" at M-80 Festival, Minneapolis, 9.23.79

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcRAdLuHPgY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcRAdLuHPgY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabaret Voltaire        UK        founded in the 1970s

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/oct/08/
richard-h-kirk-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stooges    USA    formed in 1967

 

 

 

 The Stooges in 1972.

From left, James Williamson, Iggy Pop,

Scott Asheton and his brother, Ron Asheton.

 

Photograph: Mick Rock

 

Scott Asheton, Drummer in the Stooges, Dies at 64

NYT

MARCH 18, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/
arts/music/scott-asheton-drummer-in-the-stooges-dies-at-64.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formed in Ann Arbor in 1967,

the Stooges — Mr. Asheton,

the singer Iggy Pop,

the bassist Dave Alexander

and the guitarist Ron Asheton,

Scott’s brother —

boiled down rock ’n’ roll

to its aggressive base elements

in songs about boredom

and desire.

 

Over time, through their small

and powerful discography

and the hundreds of bands

they inspired,

they left a lasting mark

on rock music.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/
arts/music/scott-asheton-drummer-in-the-stooges-dies-at-64.html

 

 

http://www.npr.org/artists/15157974/the-stooges

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/
arts/music/scott-asheton-drummer-in-the-stooges-dies-at-64.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2013/05/02/
180337240/iggy-pop-what-happens-when-people-disappear

 

http://www.npr.org/event/music/178305417/
iggy-the-stooges-live-in-concert - April 28, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerson, Lake & Palmer    UK    1970s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genesis    UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mott the Hoople    UK

 

 

 

Peter Overend Watts, left,

and Mick Ronson

performing with Mott the Hoople.

 

Photograph: Jorgen Angel/Getty Images

 

Peter Overend Watts obituary

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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/25/
peter-overend-watts-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/25/
peter-overend-watts-obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/23/
mott-the-hoople-bassist-peter-overend-watts-dies

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/19/
mott-the-hoople-review

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/sep/03/
mott-the-hoople-reunion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Who    UK    1960s-2010s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manfred Mann    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/oct/14/
60s-hitmakers-manfred-mann-ive-sung-this-10000-times-and-never-liked-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 13th Floor Elevators        USA        1965-1969

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/02/
729007990/were-gonna-miss-him-roky-erickson-brought-soulfulness-to-psychedelia

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/31/
728821278/roky-erickson-of-the-13th-floor-elevators-dies-at-71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yusuf Islam

(born Steven Demetre Georgiou)

stage name Cat Stevens        UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/21/
915392711/yusuf-cat-stevens-on-remaking-tea-for-the-tillerman-50-years-later

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/17/
913620940/yusuf-revisits-tea-for-the-tillerman-his-landmark-album-as-cat-stevens

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/15/
yusuf-islam-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Van Cortlandt Crosby        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/crosbystillsnashandyoung

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/22/
552581862/on-sky-trails-david-crosby-recounts-his-regrets-and-revelations

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/sep/29/
david.crosby.playlist 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young        CAN / UK / USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/crosbystillsnashandyoung

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/14/
david-crosby-trump-country-stills-nash-byrds-election

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/
arts/music/dallas-taylor-drummer-for-crosby-stills-nash-young-dies-at-66.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fugs        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/
arts/music/13kupferberg.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tempest        UK

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/
obituaries/jon-hiseman-73-drummer-who-melded-rock-jazz-and-blues-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Band        CAN, USA        1960s-1990s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Sinatra    USA    1960s-2010s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel    USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1982/02/28/
arts/it-s-simon-garfunkel-again-old-friends-memory-brushes-same-years-silently.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1977/12/07/
archives/simon-garfunkel-better-as-partners.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1975/11/02/
archives/simon-and-garfunkel-last-time-together-simon-and-garfunkel.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1973/09/09/
archives/garfunkel-on-his-own-pop.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1969/11/28/
archives/simon-and-garfunkel-perform-to-full-house-in-carnegie-hall.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/10/13/
archives/for-simon-and-garfunkel-all-is-groov-y__-their-madrigallike-harmony.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/05/05/
archives/simon-and-garfunkel-no-more-alienation.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/01/29/
archives/simon-garfunkel-pack-carnegie-hall.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donovan    UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2011/may/12/
donovan-live-session-sunshine-superman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sha Na Na        USA

 

band

that became famous

in the 1970s

for its simultaneously

nostalgic and comedic

approach

to the rock ’n’ roll

of the 1950s

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/
arts/dennis-greene-a-singer-with-sha-na-na-dies-at-66.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/
arts/dennis-greene-a-singer-with-sha-na-na-dies-at-66.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Searchers        UK

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/
a9399880-5587-457c-bc87-8c81fcf57cb1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Smoke        USA        1967-1974

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Smoke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wham!    UK

 

formed in Bushey in 1981

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/
arts/music/george-michael-freedom-uncut.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loggins and Messina    USA

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loggins_and_Messina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Classics IV    USA    late 1960s and early ’70s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/
arts/music/10yost.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Classics IV    Dennis Yost    USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/
arts/music/10yost.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MC5    USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/22/
640319413/wayne-kramer-rock-legend-and-failed-outlaw-assembles-a-supergroup-in-the-rearvie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Animals    UK

formed in the early 1960s

 

 

 

 

The Animals "House Of The Rising Sun" on The Ed Sullivan Show

The Animals "House Of The Rising Sun"

remastered in HD

on The Ed Sullivan Show on October 18, 1964.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxrz00XSOAo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/31/
962582389/hilton-valentine-founding-guitarist-for-the-animals-dies-at-77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerry and the Pacemakers    UK    1960s

 

 

 

Gerry Marsden, aloft,

in a publicity photo

with the other members of Gerry and Pacemakers

in 1964.

 

They had the distinction of scoring a No. 1 hit in the U.K.

before the Beatles did.

 

Photograph: Press Association,

via Associated Press

 

Gerry Marsden, a Hitmaker With the Pacemakers, Dies at 78

For a time in the early ’60s,

with songs like“Ferry Cross the Mersey,”

“Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying”

and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,”

the Pacemakers rivaled the Beatles.

NYT

Jan. 4, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/
arts/music/gerry-marsden-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a time in the early ’60s,

with songs lik

“Ferry Cross the Mersey,”

“Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying”

and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,”

the Pacemakers rivaled the Beatles.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/
arts/music/gerry-marsden-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/
arts/music/gerry-marsden-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beach Boys        Brian Wilson        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/brianwilson

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/
books/review/hollywood-eden-joel-selvin.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/15/
497948822/i-feel-pretty-good-a-moment-with-brian-wilson

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/apr/09/
beach-boy-brian-wilson-punk-rock-love-and-mercy

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/apr/15/
brian-wilson-autobiography-beach-boys

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2012/05/27/
brian-wilson-the-beach-boys-wild-ride-photos.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/oct/27/
beach-boys-smile-sessions-review 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/24/
brian-wilson-interview

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/may/19/
musicnews

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/sep/11/
popandrock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beach Boys    USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/beach-boys 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/mar/14/
beach-boys-smile 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cliff Richard    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/cliff-richard

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/oct/02/
cliff-richard-review-funny-poignant-show-from-pops-performing-genius

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/mar/10/
peter-callander

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2012/aug/23/
pop-pictures-cliff-richard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kinks    UK    1960s-1990s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monkeys        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/artists/15398067/the-monkees

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/10/
622582336/mike-nesmith-obituary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/dec/10/
mike-nesmith-singer-and-guitarist-with-the-monkees-dies-aged-78

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/10/
arts/music/michael-nesmith-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/21/
696864784/peter-tork-of-the-monkees-dies-at-77

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/
obituaries/peter-tork-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/29/
676852011/the-monkees-tried-to-cut-their-strings-with-head

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/04/16/
523921383/michael-nesmith-on-infinite-tuesday-and-touring-with-hendrix

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=6092962 - September 17, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Housemartins        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/nov/17/
top-10-uk-cities-streets-venues-uk-pop-rock-music-history-was-made

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/04/
the-housemartins-how-we-made-happy-hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Lowe        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/nicklowe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Youngbloods        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/
711545679/get-together-youngbloods-summer-of-love-american-anthem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain        USA

 

formed on Long Island, New York in 1969

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/
arts/music/leslie-west-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T. Rex        UK        formed in 1967

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/04/
marc-bolan-perfect-pop-star-t-rex-singer-tribute-album-elton-john-u2

 

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/jun/22/
glitter-and-curls-marc-bolan-and-the-birth-of-glam-rock-style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Chain    USA    Fullerton, California,1960s

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daisy_Chain_(band)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roderick David "Rod" Stewart    UK

 

 

 

Glam slam: Rod Stewart in 1976,

the year The Killing of Georgie was released.

 

Photograph: ITV/Rex Features

 

Rod Stewart:

'I was surrounded by gay men in the 70s'

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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/14/
rod-stewart-interview-killing-of-georgie-song-gay-man 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/rodstewart

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/14/
rod-stewart-interview-killing-of-georgie-song-gay-man 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/apr/19/rod-stewart-songwriting-album-time

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/02/rod-stewart-jeff-beck

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/jun/15/faces-reunion-rod-stewart

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/13/the-faces-reunite

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandhealth/gallery/2008/mar/26/fashion?picture=333248115

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/mar/26/fashion.rodstewart 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Faces    UK

 

 

 

 Ian McLagan in 1975.

 

Photograph:  Kate Simon

 

Ian McLagan, Keyboardist With the Faces, Dies at 69

NYT

3 December 2014

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/
arts/music/ian-mclagan-musician-with-the-faces-dies-at-69.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/
arts/music/ian-mclagan-musician-with-the-faces-dies-at-69.html
 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/nov/13/
the-faces-reunite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fanny    USA

 

 

 

From left:

Jean Millington, Nickey Barclay, Brie Darling, Alice de Buhr and June Millington

practice in the basement of their band’s famed home, Fanny Hill.

 

Photograph: Linda Wolf

 

The All-Female Band Fanny Made History.

A New Doc Illuminates It.

The group put out five albums in the ’70s

and counted David Bowie and Bonnie Raitt as fans.

The filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart,

dismayed its story hadn’t been told, took action.

NYT

May 25, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/
arts/music/fanny-the-right-to-rock.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before Fanny,

Jean Millington, Brie Darling, Wendy Haas Mull and June Millington

performed as the Svelts.

 

Photograph: Steve Griffith

 

The All-Female Band Fanny Made History.

A New Doc Illuminates It.

The group put out five albums in the ’70s

and counted David Bowie and Bonnie Raitt as fans.

The filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart,

dismayed its story hadn’t been told, took action.

NYT

May 25, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/
arts/music/fanny-the-right-to-rock.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fanny put out

a total of five albums

between 1970 and 1974,

one of which was produced

by Todd Rundgren.

 

The band scored two Top 40 hits

— the swinging, soulful “Charity Ball”

and the doo-wop-flavored “Butter Boy” —

and played in the United States and abroad

with Slade, Jethro Tull, Humble Pie,

the Kinks and Chicago.

 

The group backed

Barbra Streisand in the studio

and performed on

“The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour”

and “American Bandstand.”

 

In 1999, Bowie hailed Fanny

as one of the finest rock bands

of its time in Rolling Stone.

 

He also lamented

that “nobody’s ever

mentioned them.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/
arts/music/fanny-the-right-to-rock.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/
arts/music/fanny-the-right-to-rock.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Byrds    USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1973/05/21/
archives/roger-mc-guinn-returns-without-byrds-buddy-morrows-jazz-eyokes.html

 

https://archive.nytimes.com/artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/
the-byrds-roger-mcguinn-pete-seeger-bottom-line/

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/02/18/
archives/a-reunion-for-the-byrds-reunion-for-the-byrds.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1972/10/08/
archives/codys-airmen-give-concert-with-byrds.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1970/07/22/
archives/program-by-byrds-shows-inclination-to-longer-numbers.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Dog Night    USA

 

signature pop band

of the late 1960s and ’70s

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/
arts/music/cory-wells-singer-with-three-dog-night-dies-at-74.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/
arts/music/cory-wells-singer-with-three-dog-night-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procol Harum    UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/dec/20/
musicnews.arts 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Sabbath    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/blacksabbath 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/black-sabbath  

https://www.theguardian.com/music/ozzyosbourne    

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/16/
ozzy-osbourne-interview 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Velvet Underground > Nico        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/03/11/
519306037/velvet-underground-and-nico-50-years-first-record-800-copies-collection

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/mar/16/
popandrock3  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Velvet Underground    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/
movies/todd-haynes-velvet-underground.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/14/
1045716558/todd-haynes-new-film-takes-us-deep-into-the-velvet-underground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Öyster Cult    USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/27/
sandy-pearlman-blue-oyster-cult-producer-manager-dies-aged-72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Anthony Sullivan / Jim Sullivan    USA    1940-1975

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/
arts/music/jim-sullivan.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doors > Jim Morrison        USA        1943-1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janis Lyn Joplin        USA        1943-1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimi Hendrix        USA        1942-1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960s > USA > The Ronettes > Ronnie Spector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liverbirds        UK        1963-1968

 

 

 

 

We're Britain's First Female Rock Band. This is Why You Don't Know Us.

'Almost Famous' by Op-Docs        Video        NYT        18 December 2019

 

It’s hard to say what, exactly,

was in the water in Liverpool in the early 1960s

that wound up producing the Merseybeat sound

and hundreds of groups of varying success.

 

Four teenagers caught the scene by surprise

and found screaming fans at every turn.

 

Their names were Mary, Sylvia, Pam and Val.

 

It wasn’t only their sound that turned heads.

 

They were The Liverbirds,

Britain’s first all-female rock ’n’ roll band.

 

Sitting down with surviving members

Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders,

you’d never know these two exceedingly charming

Scouse (that means they come from Liverpool) matriarchs

rocked a tour with The Rolling Stones.

 

Lent their instruments to The Kinks.

 

Rolled joints for Jimi Hendrix.

John Lennon himself

told them that girls don’t play guitar.

 

Well, John, they did. Imagine that.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1QqLCpXMIw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rock > 1960s-2010s > UK > The Rolling Stones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rock > 1960s-1990s > USA > The Grateful Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pop > 1960s-2010s > USA > Four Seasons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rock > 1960s > UK > The Beatles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Specials        UK

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/
the-specials  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Numan        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/garynuman 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Lennox    UK

 

 

 

Annie Lennox of Eurythmics performing at the Ritz in 1984.

 

Photograph:

Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

 

Jerry Brandt, Whose Music Clubs Captured a Moment, Dies at 82

Energizing Manhattan night life,

he opened the Electric Circus in 1967 and the Ritz 13 years later.

He died of Covid-19.

NYT

Jan. 28, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/28/
arts/music/jerry-brandt-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/annie-lennox

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/08/
annie-lennox-pornographic-miley-cyrus

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/05/
annie-lennox-world-more-sexualised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eurythmics        UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/annie-lennox

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/13/
466458185/in-new-memoir-eurythmics-dave-stewart-
tells-of-life-before-and-after-sweet-dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bogshed    UK

 

 formed in 1984

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/nov/15/
bogshed-bog-set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam and the Ants    UK

 

late 1970s and early 1980s

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2020/may/30/
londons-lost-venues-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Waits    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/tom-waits 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/oct/08/
tom-waits-gives-devil-due

 

https://www.npr.org/2008/07/29/
92916923/glitter-and-doom-tom-waits-in-concert

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1985/10/06/
arts/tom-waits-pop-s-minstrel-of-the-downtroden.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1976/05/10/
archives/tom-waits-clouds-clever-rock-songs-with-affected-style.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creedence Clearwater Revival    USA    1968-1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yardbirds    UK

 

formed in London in 1963

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/apr/12/
led-zeppelin-other-peoples-records-transformed-borrowed

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/11/
jeff-beck-70th-birthday-super-guitarist-rocks-backpages

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/23/
from-rocks-backpages-led-zeppelin

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/23/
gypie-mayo-dies-yardbirds-dr-feelgood

 

https://www.npr.org/2010/12/28/
126027723/jeff-beck-on-world-cafe

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1283481 - June 2, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free    UK

 

formed in London in 1968

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_(band)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream    UK

 

formed in London in 1966

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/06/
arts/music/ginger-baker-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2019/oct/06/
a-life-in-pictures-ginger-baker

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/06/
ginger-baker-a-master-and-monster-who-split-rock-music-apart

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/06/
ginger-baker-obituary 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/us/
jack-bruce-creams-adventurous-bassist-dies-at-71.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/05/
ginger-baker-cream-interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pretty Things    UK

 

 

 

The Pretty Things in 1973, with Phil May, front.

 

Photograph: Jorgen Angel/Redferns

 

Phil May of the Pretty Things:

agent of chaos who fought the laws of pop

The man David Bowie listed as God in his address book

stuck two fingers up

at rules about music, sex and life itself

– and made the most glorious noise doing it

G

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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/16/
phil-may-of-the-pretty-things-agent-of-chaos-who-fought-the-laws-of-pop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pretty Things

 

formed in 1963 in Sidcup, Kent

 

Born in Dartford, Kent,

(Phil) May formed

the Pretty Things in 1963

with guitarist Dick Taylor,

who had recently left

the nascent Rolling Stones.

 

The band’s lineup

coalesced with John Stax,

Brian Pendleton

and Viv Andrews,

with May as frontman.

 

The group

became a key part

of the London

blues-rock scene

who were in thrall

to US blues players

but were also bringing in

new elements of pop

and psychedelia.

 

They hadan early Top 10 hit

in Don’t Bring Me Down

and other moderately successful songs

like Honey I Need and Cry to Me,

and became known

for their drug-taking and raucous

on-stage behaviour.

 

May was bisexual,

wore his hair long

and marked himself out

as a countercultural figure.

 

He remembered

in a Guardian interview

in 2018:

 

“By the time the Pretty Things

hit the TV screens, I was used

to being abused and spat at

and getting into punch-ups,

because it had happened

when we were art students.

 

We’d done our apprenticeship

at being outsiders.”

 

The band earned

their most enduring fame

for their 1968 album SF Sorrow.

 

It is regarded as the first

rock opera album, a tale of the life

of the fictional Sebastian F Sorrow,

ahead of similar experiments

like the Who’s album Tommy.

 

The record was released

by Motown offshoot Rare Earth,

making them Motown’s

first ever UK signing,

though it was a flop on release

and only later became

a cult favourite.

 

They were revered by artists

as diverse as Jimi Hendrix,

Aerosmith,

the Ramones and Kasabian,

and while there were

spells of inactivity,

the band never split up,

enjoying a 55-year career.

 

They played

their final concert in 2018,

with guest appearances

by David Gilmour

and Van Morrison.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/15/
phil-may-frontman-with-the-pretty-things-dies-aged-75

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/17/
phil-may-obituary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/16/
phil-may-of-the-pretty-things-agent-of-chaos-who-fought-the-laws-of-pop

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/15/
phil-may-frontman-with-the-pretty-things-dies-aged-75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seekers    Australia

 

 

 

The Seekers sold more than 50m records worldwide.

 

(L-R) Bruce Woodley, Keith Potger, Judith Durham and Athol Guy.

 

Photograph: David Farrell

Redferns

 

The Seekers singer Judith Durham – a life in pictures

The pioneering Australian vocalist, who found worldwide fame in the 1960s

as frontwoman for Melbourne folk/pop group the Seekers before going solo,

has died aged 79

G

Mon 8 Aug 2022    03.23 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2022/aug/08/
the-seekers-singer-judith-durham-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seekers    formed in Melbourne in 1962

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2022/aug/08/
the-seekers-singer-judith-durham-a-life-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/aug/07/
judith-durham-a-pioneering-woman-in-australian-music

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/aug/06/
judith-durham-australian-singer-and-vocalist-of-the-seekers-dies-at-79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Childish    UK

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jul/03/
billy-childish-story-archive-from-1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Zombies    UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/feb/22/
popandrock1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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