Beach Boy Jeffrey Foskett died December 11, 2023.

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Jeffrey Foskett (February 17, 1956 – December 11, 2023) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as a touring and studio musician for Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys since the 1980s and was described as the Beach Boys’ “vice principal” by its touring members. Jeffrey Foskett was born and raised in San Jose, California, and began his first band in the 1970s known as Cherry, after the Willow Glen…
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Denny Laine died December 5, 2023.

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Denny Laine (October29, 1944 – December 5, 2023) was born Brian Frederick Arthur Hines and was a highly influential and versatile English musician, singer, and songwriter, known as a founder of two major rock bands: the Moody Blues, with whom he played from 1964 to 1966, and Wings, with whom he played from 1971 to 1981, and despite the group’s constant personnel changes along with the McCartneys he remained the only constant during the band’s…
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April Wine’s Myles Goodwyn died December 3, 2023.

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Myles Goodwyn (June 23, 1948 – December 3, 2023) was born Myles Francis Goodwyn and was a Canadian musician, lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of April Wine. He released 16 studio albums with April Wine, and two albums as a solo artist. Myles Goodwyn stands as a living testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and musical innovation. Best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter for the iconic rock band April…
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Shane MacGowan: Pogues singer died November 30, 2023.

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Shane MacGowan was an Irish singer and songwriter and legendary figure in the world of music, known for his distinctive voice, poetic lyrics, and best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Celtic punk band The Pogues. Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan was born in Pembuty, Kent, England, to Irish parents on Christmas Day, 1957. MacGowan was a troubled but talented musician who struggled with alcoholism and mental health issues throughout his life. Despite…
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Killing Joke’s Kevin “Geordie” Walker died on November 26, 2023.

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Kevin “Geordie” Walker, born on December 18, 1958, and sadly departing on November 26, 2023, left an indelible mark on the world as an English rock musician. His musical journey was primarily defined by his role as the guitarist for the influential post-punk group Killing Joke, a band that would become synonymous with his unorthodox and widely acclaimed electric guitar playing. Walker’s passion for the guitar was ignited at a young age, at the tender…
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The Psychedelic Furs saxophonist Mars Williams died November 20, 2023.

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Mars Williams (May 29, 1955 – November 20, 2023) was an accomplished American saxophonist who traversed through various musical genres, leaving an indelible mark on the realms of jazz, rock, and post-punk. Born on May 29, 1955, Williams’ musical journey was heavily influenced by his father, a trumpeter who introduced him to swing and Dixieland jazz. His transition from classical clarinet to the saxophone during his high school years was fueled by the inspirations drawn…
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Kool and the Gang drummer George Brown died November 16, 2023.

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The world of music mourns the loss of a true legend, George Brown, known as George “Funky” Brown, the rhythmic force behind the iconic band Kool and the Gang. With a career spanning several decades, Brown’s influence on the music industry is immeasurable. Born in the heart of New Jersey, George Brown, nicknamed “Funky” for his infectious beats, grew up facing the challenges of a city that was far from affluent. In his own words,…
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W.A.S.P drummer Steve Riley died on October 24, 2023

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Steve Riley: A Drumming Legend Steve Riley (January 22, 1956 – October 24, 2023) was an American rock drummer, best known for his work with Keel, W.A.S.P., and L.A. Guns. Drummers often find themselves in the background, setting the rhythm and providing the backbone of a band’s sound. Yet, there are certain drummers who manage to break through the shadows and leave an indelible mark on the world of music. Steve Riley was one such…
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Isley Brother Rudolph Isley died on October 11, 2023.

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Rudolph Isley: The Unsung Pioneer of Rhythm and Soul Rudolph Bernard Isley (April 1, 1939 – October 11, 2023) was an American singer-songwriter and one of the founding members of The Isley Brothers. Rudolph Isley, was often overshadowed by his more famous younger brothers, Ronald and O’Kelly, and was a figure whose contributions to the world of music have been largely underestimated. Born on April 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rudolph Isley played an integral…
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Original Marvelettes member Katherine Anderson died September 20, 2023.

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Katherine Anderson: A Soulful Siren of The Marvelettes Katherine Elaine Anderson Schaffner (January 16, 1944 – September 20, 2023) was an American singer best known as a member of the Marvelettes. In the annals of Motown history, there are iconic female vocalists who left an indelible mark on the music industry. Katherine Anderson, one of the founding members of The Marvelettes, stands as a testament to the enduring power of girl group harmonies and the…
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