Don Williams Passes Away (8 September 2017)

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Don Williams

Donald Ray Williams was born 27 May 1939 in Floydada, Texas.

 

He was with the group Pozo-Seco Singers until its break-up. In 1971 Don launched his solo career, with many country #1 songs and one Top 40 song.

A sample of his solo work follows…


You’re My Best Friend


Tulsa Time


I Believe In You


Falling Again


Lord I Hope This Day Is Good

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Troy Gentry Passes Away (8 September 2017)

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Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry was born 5 April 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1999 he and Eddie Montgomery signed with Columbia Records’ Nashville division and went by the name Montgomery Gentry. They had first formed in 1990 under the band name Early Tymz with younger brother John Michael Montgomery. A helicopter crash took Troy’s life on 8 September 2017.

 

A sampling of Montgomery Gentry songs follow…


Back When I Knew It All


Gone


Hell Yeah


She Don’t Tell Me To


Something to Be Proud Of


What Do You Think About That


Where I Come From


You Do Your Thing

Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker Passes Away (3 September 2017)

Walter Carl Becker (born 20 February 1950) co-founded the jazz-rock band Steely Dan with songwriting partner Donald Fagan. He also produced “Flaunt the Imperfection” by China Crisis and “Flying Cowboys” by Rickie Lee Jones.

A sample of his work with Steely Dan follows…

 

Do It Again


Reelin’ In The Years


Dirty Work


Rikki Don’t Lose That Number


Pretzel Logic


Peg


FM (No Static At All)


Hey Nineteen


Time Out Of Mind


Cousin Dupree

Glen Campbell passes away (8 August 2017)

Glen_Campbell_1967Glen Travis Campbell was born 22 April 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas. Campbell recorded and released 60 studio albums and 7 live albums between 1962 and 2017.

A sample of his music follows…


Gentle On My Mind (1967)


By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1967)


Wichita Lineman (1968)


Galveston (1969)


Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)


Southern Nights (1977)

Chester Bennington passes away (20 July 2017)

Chester Charles Bennington was born 20 March 1976 and was best known as the front-man for Linkin Park.

A sample of his music follows:


One Step Closer (with Linkin Park)


Crawling (with Linkin Park)


In The End (with Linkin Park)


Faint (with Linkin Park)


Pts.Of.Athrty (with Linkin Park)


Walking Dead (Z-Trip with Chester Bennington)

Chris Cornell passes away (17 May 2017)

Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle, 20 July 1964) was one of the architects of the grunge music movement, most notably from Soundgarden and later Audioslave.

Below is a sample of his body of work…

 

Can’t Change Me

Hunger Strike – Temple of the Dog

 

Spoonman – Soundgarden

 

Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden

Blow Up The Outside World – Soundgarden

 

Like A Stone – Audioslave

Be Yourself – Audioslave

Chuck Berry passes away (18 March 2017)

Charles Edward Anderson Berry, known as Chuck Berry, was born 18 October 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, breaking through in the mid-1950s with “Maybellene.”

A sample of his music library follows…


Maybellene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXQLyzeysGU
Roll Over Beethoven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHG5-GxI_Es
School Days (a.k.a., “School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLV4NGpoy_E
Sweet Little Sixteen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFo8-JqzSCM
Johnny B. Goode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVu4c7dhDRE
Run Rudolph Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpitvLeNjuE
No Particular Place To Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfI0j07mu0g
My Ding-a-Ling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMddte6yD2w
My Ding-a-Ling {full-length video performance}

Al Jarreau passes away (12 February 2017)

Alwin Lopez Jarreau (born 12 March 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) won seven Grammy Awards over his career and performed in the 1985 song “We Are The World” and had the theme for the hit TV show “Moonlighting.” Here is a sampling of his work…


We’re In This Love Together


Moonlighting


Trouble In Paradise


Mornin’


Boogie Down

George Michaels Passes Away (25 December 2016

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou better known as George Michael was born 25 June 1963 in East Finchley, London, England. He rose to fame as the music duo Wham with Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single (although billed under Wham!) was “Careless Whisper”) and officially began his solo career with the “Faith” album released in 1987.

A sample of his musical body follows…

 

Bad Boys – Wham!

Careless Whisper

Everything She Wants – Wham!

Last Christmas – Wham!

Freedom – Wham!

Faith

 
Freedom ’90

Flawless (Go To The City)

Pete Burns passes away (23 October 2016)

Peter JozzeppiPeteBurns was born 5 August 1959 in Bebington, Cheshire. He found greatest commercial success with the band Dead or Alive.

A sample of his music follows:

You Spin My Round (Like A Record)

Come Home With Me Baby (7″ version)

Brand New Lover

Something In My House

Baby Don’t Say Goodbye

 

 

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