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"The Big Man on the Big Bass has left us," his former bandmates wrote. "He rocked arenas all over the world and succeeded in living his dream. He was truly one of a kind, a congenial traveling companion and a great friend to all with a humorous slant on life that always kept our spirits high -- a kind man with a big heart for everyone who crossed his path. There will never be another like him. We are sending our devoted love, strength and comfort to his wife Thania and Larry’s family. We will miss our friend and partner."
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Ginger Baker: Legendary Cream drummer dies aged 80 By Mark Savage BBC music reporter
Ginger Baker, one of the most innovative and influential drummed in rock music, has died at the age of 80.A co-founder of Cream, he also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti in a long and varied career. His style combined the lyricism of jazz with the crude power of rock. One critic said watching him was like witnessing " a human combine harvester ".
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Barrie Masters death: Eddie & the Hot Rods frontman dies aged 63
Barrie Masters, singer of the garage rock band Eddie & The Hot Rods, has died suddenly aged 63.
A statement from the band's social media said: "It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of the legendary Barrie Masters.
"As you can expect, this sudden news is a huge shock to the band and family. We welcome tributes posted to our Facebook and Twitter sites, which will be passed on to Barrie's family."
R.I.P. Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead lyricist and poet, dead at 78
Poet and lyricist Robert Hunter, best known for his collaborations with the Grateful Dead, has died. He was 78 years old when he passed away on Monday evening. Hunter co-wrote a number of the Dead’s most memorable songs, including “Dark Star”, “Touch of Grey”, “Box of Rain”, and many more.
While battling drug issues, he continued writing lyrics and sending them to Garcia. In the fall of 1967, he relocated to the Bay Area and was witness to one of the Grateful Dead’s earliest shows. Hunter began writing words to accompany the band’s music, the first of which became “Dark Star” and led to him officially joining the group as a lyricist. He stayed with the Dead until Garcia’s death in 1995. *See full, original post at: https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/09/rip-robert-hunter-grateful-dead/?fbclid=IwAR0zfo92FNIjdEMg-ZipcQrhl4KPMYPv-olDB5vkl68n92iPBFFarPCUnKo
Motorhead’s original guitarist Larry Wallis dead at 70
Original Motorhead guitarist Larry Wallis, who also played with bands including Pink Fairies, Blodwyn Pig and UFO, has died at the age of 70. The news was confirmed on Motorhead’s official website.
Wallis played on Motorhead’s On Parole album, which although released in 1979 as the band’s fourth album, was recorded in late 75/early 76 and launched on the back of the success of their first three records. The guitarist co-wrote the track Vibrator, but left Motorhead in 1976. Prior to his time with Lemmy, Wallis hooked up with Steve Peregrin Took’s Shagrat and later joined Blodwyn Pig with Jack Lancaster. Wallis also toured across Europe with UFO but left the band in 1972. Wallis joined Pink Fairies that same year and played on their 1973 album Kings Of Oblivion and was part of the band’s reunion in 1987 and appeared on the Kill ‘Em And Eat ‘Em album. He also played with Mick Farren and The Deviants and released a solo album Death In The Guitarfternoon in 2001.
Along with his playing, Wallis also served as a producer with New Wave and punk label Stiff Records and produced Wreckless Eric’s A Louder Silence in 1977.
No cause of death has been revealed.
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Former Shy and TNT vocalist, Tony Mills, dead at 57
By Scott Munro (Classic Rock) a day ago Classic Rock
Tony Mills who fronted bands including Shy and TNT dies after battle with pancreatic cancer. The statement reads: “It is with a shattered heart that I announce the passing of my loving husband and best friend Tony Mills. “He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in April of this year and lived his life to the fullest until he exhaled for the last time in my arms. He wanted to live, but wasn't afraid of death.
“Most will know him through his incredible contribution to the music world as a singer in bands like Shy and TNT as well as a solo artist and session vocalist. He leaves behind him a legacy that will live on for many lifetimes. “Those people closest to him will also know him as a gentle and kind soul, a dedicated husband with a love for the quiet life, his animals and his motorbikes. His sense of humour was always on point. “His last summer was the happiest in his life, at the end of each day he exclaimed, ‘It's been another fantastic day!’ He spent a lot of time in his workshop fixing up his dirt bike so he could ride it later this autumn. The evening before he passed, he managed to whisper, ‘I’ve had a good life. I'm just a bit pissed about the bike.’”
Mills joined Shy in 1983 and appeared on their debut album Once Bitten… Twice… and was part of the lineup for 1987’s Excess All Areas which spawned the single Break Down The Walls, which was co-written by Don Doken. “I regret not having more, especially recent communication with him, its typical of us to be too busy or not as available in our later years for so many reasons but the world that knew him and I will miss this one very much.”
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