Tag Archive: 2017

David Cassidy dies aged 67

David Cassidy, who shot to fame in The Partridge Family, before going on to become a teen pop idol in the 1970s, has died aged 67. David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017) was an actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He first became famous playing Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge, in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family. This role led to him becoming one of the biggest teen idols and…
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Malcolm Young dies aged 64

Malcolm Young dies

  Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) was a Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter, and co-founder, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of legendary hard rock, heavy metal band AC/DC. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland to William and Margaret Young on 6 January 1953 and the family moved to Australia in 1963, when Malcolm was 10. Except for a brief absence in 1988, Malcolm was with AC/DC from its beginning in November 1973…
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Fats Domino: dies aged 89

RIP Fats Domino

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr, (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter and probably the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died of natural causes aged 89. He was born at home with the help of his grandmother, a midwife, and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, the eighth and last child of Antoine Caliste Domino, a well-known violinist, and Marie-Donatille Gros. The family was…
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Tom Petty dies aged 66.

RIP Tom Petty

  Thomas Earl (Tom) Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) as born in Gainesville, Florida, the first of two sons of Earl and Kitty Petty. He was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, and best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s super group the Traveling Wilburys, with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and George…
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Grant Hart from Hüsker Dü Dies at 56

Grant Hart, Hüsker Dü Drummer and Singer, Dies from Liver Cancer at 56.   Grantzberg “Grant” Vernon Hart (March 18, 1961 – September 14, 2017) was an American musician, best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the alternative, hardcore punk rock band Hüsker Dü. Grant was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the youngest of three children born to a credit union employee and a shop teacher. When he was 10, his older brother was…
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Troy Gentry died on September 8, 2017

Troy Gentry (April 5, 1967 – September 8. 2017), of country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey, he was 50. Gentry was born in Lexington, Ky., on April 5, 1967 but called Nashville home. He was married with two children. Musicians Eddie and Troy, who were both natives of Kentucky, began performing in the 1990s as part of two different bands with Montgomery’s brother, John Michael Montgomery. In 1999…
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Chester Charles Bennington from Linkin Park died aged 31 on July 20, 2017

RIP Chester Bennington

Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park, lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and also fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015. Bennington first gained prominence as a vocalist following the release of Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which became a huge commercial success. The album was certified by the Recording…
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Gregg Allman died aged 69 on May 27, 2017

RIP Gregg Allman

  Gregg Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017) was born Gregory LeNoir Allman in Nashville, Tennessee and spent most of his childhood in Nashville, before moving to Daytona Beach, Florida. He was a musician, singer, songwriter and best known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band with his brother, Duane. The brothers became interested in music in their teens, and started performing together as the Allman Joys in the mid-1960s. In 1967, they moved…
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Soundgarden and Audioslave’s Chris Cornell died aged 52 on May 17, 2017

RIP Chris Cornell

  Chris Cornell (July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017) was born Christopher John Boyle in Seattle, Washington but took his mother’s maiden name after his parents split up. He was a musician, singer and songwriter, and the lead vocalist, main songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the Seattle grunge rock band Soundgarden, as well as lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave. Cornell was known as a major role in the 1990s grunge movement, for his…
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