The Rock Artists We Lost In 2019 So Far

The Rock Artists We Lost In 2019 So Far | Society Of Rock Videos

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Rest In Peace

We’re less than two months away from entering another year, and another decade. 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of Woodstock Festival, Led Zeppelin’s debut, and the release of various classic albums like Abbey Road. But we also lost several rock acts who were integral in the development and refinement of rock ‘n roll.

We look back at the artists whose contributions to rock, and music in general, are invaluable.

January 5 – Eric Haydock (The Hollies original bass guitarist), 75
January 16 – Lorna Doom (punk rock band the Germs’ bass guitarist), 61
January 31 – Harold Bradley (session musician who worked with Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, and Elvis Presley), 93

February 15 – Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band’s keyboardist and flautist), 57
February 21 – Peter Tork (The Monkees’ keyboardist and bass guitarist), 77
February 25 – Mark Hollis (art rock band Talk Talk co-founder), 64
February 26 – Andy Anderson (The Cure’s drummer), 68

March 11 – Hal Blaine (one of the most in-demand rock ‘n roll drummers playing on over 35,000 recordings), 90
March 16 – Dick Dale (“The King of the Surf Guitar”), 81

April 15 – Joe Terry (of rock and roll vocal group Danny & the Juniors), 78
April 26 – Phil McCormack (Molly Hatchet singer), 58

May 31 – Roky Erickson (founding member of the psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators), 71

July 12 – Dick Richards (Bill Haley and his Comets drummer), 95

August 1 – Ian Gibbons (The Kinks’ keyboardist), 67
August 19 – Larry Taylor (Canned Heat’s bass guitarist, session bassist for The Monkees and Jerry Lee Lewis), 77

September 13 – Eddie Money, 70
September 15 – Ric Ocasek (The Cars’ lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist), 70
September 23 – Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead lyricist), 78

October 6 – Larry Junstrom ( .38 Special’s bassist), 70
October 6 – Ginger Baker (Cream’s drummer), 80
October 8 – Molly Duncan (tenor saxophonist and founding member of Average White Band), 74
October 12 – George Chambers (The Chambers Brothers’ bassist), 88


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