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Musicians lost in 2015

We don’t often look back, other than to pay tribute to famous musicians but, given the music industry lost almost 40 well-known proponents during 2015, we thought we’d make an exception.

Many were singers, such as Cilla Black, Errol Brown, Ben E. King, and Percy Sledge, together with more country singers than you can shake a stick at; others were outside of our musical remit such as keyboardists Jimmy Greenspoon and Carey Lander,  drummers AJ Pero and Phil Taylor, and saxophonist Steve Mackay; others fell within our bailiwick (more or less) ranging from guitarists, bassists, and jazz legends from the late great BB King, to Gary Richrath, Justin Lowe, Chris Squire, Andy Fraser, Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead, Daevid Allen, Jeremy Brown, Jack Ely, and Wendell Holmes to jazz legend Ornette Coleman.

We’re sure wherever they are, music abounds.  Rest in Peace.

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RIP Chris Squire

Although Prog Rock is not a genre with which we usually associate, we could not let the death of Yes bassist Chris Squire pass without comment.

29 - chris spireChris Squire, the highly respected bass player best known for his work with Yes, has died aged 67. Squire had been undergoing treatment for cancer in his hometown of Phoenix after being diagnosed with a form of acute myeloid leukaemia.

Squire was born in London in 1948, was a founding member of Yes, and is the only musician to have played on every one of the band’s albums. The band’s forthcoming summer tour with Toto will be the first time the band had ever performed live without him.