The music world has lost a true legend today as the news has been circulating about the passing of the great Tina Turner at age 83. At the time of this posting, Turners COD has not yet been revealed but she was reported as being ill for a very long time with a number of different ailments. To say that she will be missed is an understatement.
The singer who was born Anna Mae Bullock was one who was a true coming from meager beginnings, faced tremendous adversity and triumphed at the end. A real life rags to riches story that was both chaotic and compelling at the very same time. Turner’s initial claim to fame was when she met and joined the band of guitarist Ike Turner as a part of his Kings Of Rhythm lineup. Some of their early hits came with “Nutbush City Limits”, “River Deep Mountain High” and of course “Proud Mary”. Sadly, the relationship with Ike was a tumultuous and abusive one that found her on her own and starting from the ground up. Continue reading Music Legend Tina Turner Has Died (1939-2023)→
The band Fleetwood Mac has announced the passing of their keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie. I have added the official statement down below.
“The are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed”. Fleetwood Mac
I’ve embedded to of the most prominent Christine McVie led Fleetwood Mac tunes. These numbers had such radio play when they were released.
We extend the deepest of condolences to Christine’s family and band mates and worldwide legions of fans. Thanks for the music Ms. McVie, may you Rest In Peace.
The word about the passing of Hard Rock legend Meat Loaf is circulating and as a fan for so many years we are sharing his family’s statement and adding our own thoughts about the great Marvin Lee Aday.
The Family Statement:
Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.
His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World.” “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time. Continue reading Hard Rock Legend Meat Loaf Has Died (1947-2022)→
We’ve just learned of the passing of legendary photographer Mick Rock at the age of 73. This photo by Natalie Rock was posted on his Official Facebook along with a family statement. Please read on.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side. Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ’The Man Who Shot The 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way. Continue reading Legendary Photographer Mick Rock Has Passed Away (1948-2021)→
Just a short time ago, the members of The Rolling Stones took to their Twitter account and shared the news about the passing of their drummer the legendary Charlie Watts. Charlie was recovering from a medical procedure and set to miss touring dates. He was 80 years old and their tweet has been embedded for your review.
Readers might recall that we recently shared the news about Watts sitting out the rescheduled dates for the “No Filter Tour” after his having an unspecified medical procedure. It had been pointed out that a significant recovery time was necessary and in his place for the time being would be Steve Jordan. The rich and involved music history of such a musician like Charlie Watts is too deep to recant here and I sad to share that despite my almost lifelong appreciation of their music and his solid time-keeping that I never managed to witness The Rolling Stones in concert. As a drummer myself, Charlie’s patterns were among the first that I would learn with the pickup bands I worked with as a young musician. I remember needing to learn songs like “Satisfaction” and “Paint It Black” along with “Sympathy For The Devil”. Since I was playing in Hard Rock and Metal bands these were numbers that were easy to speed up a bit and make a little more heavier than the original but I digress. It’s obviously too early in the news to know what plans The Stones have for the drum throne but I will venture to guess that Jordan remains in place for the duration. He is a skilled player and one who will do Charlie’s memory a proper justice. We wish the family, friends, band mates in the Stones and the worldwide fans of the great Charlie Watts the deepest of condolences during this sad time. Thanks for the music that will live on in so many memories for years to come. May you Rest In Peace.