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August 1, 2014 Rod de’Ath, the drummer who played with Irish blues guitar great Rory Gallagher in the early-to-mid-’70s, has died. He was 64.

July 30, 2014
Dick Wagner, longtime guitarist for Alice Cooper has died at age 71 after a long series of health difficulties.

July 16, 2014
Johnny Winter, blues rock guitarist great, has died in Switzerland at age of 70.

July 11, 2014
Tommy Ramone, last surviving original member of the Ramones, has died in New York at the age of 62.

June 27, 2014
Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter and R&B musician who wrote a #1 hit for the Rolling Stones, has died at age 70.

June 19, 2014
Gerry Goffin, songwriter who helped cowrite many classic songs such as Will You Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles), and The Loco_Motion (Little Eva).

June 15, 2014
Casey Kasem, host of the popular radio music countdown program American Top 40, has died at the age of 82.

May 18, 2014
Jerry Vale, singer and actor, has died in Palm Desert at the age of 83.

May 12, 2014
H.R. Giger, the surrealist artist who designed ELP's Brain Salad Surgery album cover, has died after a fall at his Swiss home.

May 11, 2014
Nash the Slash, a Toronto experimental musician, has died at age 66.

April 30, 2014
Larry Ramos, guitarist and vocalist with the Association, has died at age 72.

April 20, 2014
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction inspired Bob Dylan, has died at age 76.

April 11, 2014 Folksinger
Jesse Winchester has died at age 69.

April 7, 2014
Peaches Geldof, daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof, has died at only 25 years of age.

March 23, 2014
Dave Brockie, lead singer of shock rock masters GWAR, has died at age 50.

March 15, 2014
Scott Asheton, co-founder and drummer for the influential proto-punk band the Stooges, has died. He was 64.

February 17, 2014
Bob Casale, guitarist and founding member of Devo, has died from health complications that led to a sudden heart failure. He was only 61.

January 31, 2014
Anna Gordy Gaye, older sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and ex-wife of singer Marvin Gaye, has died at her Los Angeles home at age 92.

January 27, 2014
Pete Seeger, folksinger and great warrior for love, peace, equality, workers rights and the environment, has lived his lifetime at age 94.

January 19, 2014
Steven Fromholz, a singer/songwriter from Texas who was once a member of Steven Stills' band Manassas, has died after a freak hunting accident.

January 18, 2014
Dennis Hardy "Fergie" Frederiksen, former Toto, Trillion and Le Roux singer died after a long battle with cancer.

January 3, 2014
Saul Zaentz, once owner of Fantasy Records and long-time foe of John Fogerty, has died at the age of 92.

January 3, 2014
Phil Everly, younger brother of Don Everly and one half of the legendary vocal harmony duo The Everly Brothers, has died in California at age 74.

January 2, 2014
John "Jay" Traynor was the original lead singer and co-founder of the 1960's group Jay and the Americans.

December 20, 2013
Dave Richards was an English born record producer who worked with Queen, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and produced Live at Montreux recordings.

December 16, 2013
Ray Price, a country singer known as "The Cherokee Cowboy", has died at age 87.

November 29, 2013
Dick Dodd, the singer and drummer for the Los Angeles rock group The Standells, has died after a battle with cancer.

October 27, 2013
Lou Reed, guitarist for the Velvet Underground who later had a highly successful solo career, has died of liver failure at the age of 71.

September 15, 2013
Jackie Lomax, a British guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for his association with George Harrison and Eric Clapton, has died at age 69.

September 12, 2013 Ray Dolby, an American inventor, audio pioneer and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has died at his home in San Francisco.

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