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Reviews of Obituaries

John Goodsall RIP

One of the most prominent guitarists of 70s jazz-rock fusion has died. John Goodsall’s work with Brand X set standards of technique and inventiveness that many subsequent guitarists tried to match. He died on 11 November at the age of 68.

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-11-12)

RIP Jim Pembroke

Music legend Jim Pembroke, founding member of Wigwam, passed away on the night of October 8, 2021.

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-10-11)

Jewlia Eisenberg RIP

The sad news has come out that Jewlia Eisenberg has died. As a founding member of Charming Hostess, Eisenberg changed the face of music, bringing together Balkan klezmer, American folk, and experimental rock in a distinctive blend that garnered much praise.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-03-14)

RIP Roger Trigaux

The sad news has come to our attention that Roger Trigaux, the guiding force of Present and former member of Univers Zero, passed away on the evening of March 10, 2021 after a long ilness.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-11)

Chick Corea RIP

The sad news has reached us that Chick Corea has Returned to Forever, so to speak. The innovative keyboardist and composer died on February 9 at the age of 79. With a career that spanned from the 60s until shortly before his death, Corea touched many listeners with the incredible variety of music he produced in his lifetime.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-02-10)

Harold Budd RIP

Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-12-09)

Simeon Coxe RIP

Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-09-09)

Gary Peacock RIP

Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-09-05)

Tim Smith RIP

Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the age of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-22)

Judy Dyble RIP

Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-12)
 

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