Monday, January 12, 2009

A Tribute to All the Greats Who Died in 2008!

Paul Butterfield with John Mayall, 1967Image via WikipediaI'd like to pay tribute to all the musicians/artists/singers who died in 2008.

In memory of Jerry Reed, singer/songwriter/guitarist/actor (1937-2008)

In memory of Richard Wright (Pink Floyd), keyboardist/singer/songwriter (1943-2008)

In memory of Norman Whitfield (Gladys Knight and The Pips), songwriter/pianist/producer (1940-2008)

In memory of Colin Cooper (Climax Blues Band), singer/saxophonist/guitarist (1939-2008)

In memory of Roger Dean (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers), guitarist (1943-2008)

In memory of Mike Smith (The Dave Clark Five), singer/keyboardist/songwriter/producer

In memory of Isaac Hayes, singer/songwriter/pianist/saxophonist/producer/actor (1942-2008)

In memory of Neil Aspinall (The Beatles), road manager/personal assistant (1942-

In memory of Johnny Moore (Don Drummond and The Skatalites), trumpeter (1938-2008)

In memory of Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), drummer (1947-2008)

In memory of Buddy Miles (Electric Flag), drummer/singer/songwriter (1947-2008)

In memory of Delaney Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie and Friends), guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer (1939-2008)

In memory of Bo Diddley, singer/guitarist/songwriter (1928-2008)

In memory of Danny Federici (Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run"), keyboardist (1950-2008)

In memory of Micky Waller (on Jeff Beck's "Shapes of Things"), drummer (1941-2008)

In memory of Earl Palmer (on Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti"), drummer (1924-2008)

In memory of Jimmy Carl Black (The Mothers of Invention), drummer/singer (1938-2008)

Vale great ones! Rest in peace!

All love,

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