Phil Lynott's mother Philomena has died aged 88
Philomena Lynott, the mother of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, has died aged 88.
She passed away on Wednesday morning, Hot Press magazine has confirmed, after battling cancer for the past number of years. Philomena was the author of the best-selling memoir My Boy, which told the story of Phil Lynott's life from his upbringing in Manchester and Dublin, to his success as the frontman of Thin Lizzy. "She was a formidable and brilliant woman," Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said. "I am really proud that we were able to participate in telling her remarkable story. Because she was indeed a remarkable woman.
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Dr. John, Legend of New Orleans, Dead At 77
Malcolm John Rebennack (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie and rock and roll. Active as a session musician from the late 1950s until his death, he gained a following in the late 1960s after the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He performed a lively, theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack recorded more than 20 albums and in 1973 produced a top-10 hit, "Right Place, Wrong Time". The winner of six Grammy Awards, Rebennack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend in March 2011. In May 2013, Rebennack received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Tulane University. *Courtesy of Wikipedia
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Godz frontman Eric Moore dead at 67 By Fraser Lewry (Classic Rock) a day ago Classic Rock
Eric Moore, frontman with cult Ohio biker band The Godz, has died at the age of 67. In a statement, the Godz' management and label said, “Eric Moore, the lead singer of the hard rock band The Godz passes away after a long battle with bladder cancer.
"It is with great sadness and heavy heart that John Gard Management and FnA Records announce the passing of a true rock-n-roll legend, Eric Moore of The Godz. Eric has been battling bladder cancer for many years. The official date of Eric’s passing was on May 17, 2019 in the early hours of the day – just after midnight. Eric was 67 years old."Eric Moore was the lead singer of The Godz here on earth and he has now embarked on a triumphant return to the one and only God in heaven.
"Eric will be sorely missed.
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