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Seattle garage rock pioneer Buck Ormsby of The Fabulous Wailers and Etiquette Records R.I.P.

[Buck Ormsby first from the left] From Buck Ormsby‘s Facebook wall : ‘Today, Saturday October 29th, I was saddened to learn that my friend Buck Ormsby died …

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Dead Or Alive’s Pete Burns dead at 57

It’s sad but true, but Pete Burns is another sad addition in 2016’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ series! Dead Or Alive‘s founder, and later …

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Sad orphans of a precious romantic voice : Shelleyan Orphan’s Caroline Crawley flew away

“It is with deep sadness and sorrow that my dearest oldest mate in life and music passed away today after a long illness. please play …

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Bad trip! Acid house legend DJ Spank-Spank of Phuture dies

DJ Spank-Spank (aka Earl Smith Jr.), who was part of the pioneer Chicago’s electronic production trio Phuture alongside DJ Pierre and Herb J, passed away …

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Another ‘Prince’ is gone : Ska legend Prince Buster passed away aged 78

Prince Buster, musician, born 24 May 1938; died 8 September 2016. “Prince Buster’s death has been confirmed by Mr. Desmond Young, President of The Jamaica …

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Another bright soul is gone : In Letter Form frontman Eric Miranda passed away

‘As many of you might have already heard, Eric Miranda passed away today. We have lost a great musician, brother, friend, and generous soul. Our …

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Latin pop legend Juan Gabriel dead at 66

With a career spanning from early 70’s til today and with well over 30 studio albums, it is with great sadness that Mexican latin pop …

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‘A Love Supreme’ engineer Rudy Van Gelder dead at 91

Famous jazz recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder has died at the age of 91. Almost five decades of career albums, Rudy Van Gelder engineered many …

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Goodbye Gilli Smyth— seminal poetess, singer and Gong co-founder dies aged 83

A little more than one year since the departure of her partner Daevid Allen, the “Queen of the Space Whisper” Gilli Smyth has passed away after …

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Alan Vega, singer of iconic proto-punk band Suicide dead at 78

Henry Rollins broke the news through his website that the singer of iconic proto-punk/ electro-punk band Suicide, Alan Vega, died peacefully in his sleep. Alan …

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