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In light of the recent pandemic I’ve been purposely keeping this thread low as Lord knows there’s enough bad news going round without adding a third “C” to the usual causes; cancer & coronary. However, there’s a faint light at the end of the tunnel, so maybe time if not the usual salute to those who’ve passed, at least a heartfelt acknowledgement.

10th Feb - Lyle Mays (drummer with Pat Metheny) age 66
11th Feb - Paul English (backed Willie Nelson) age 87; pneumonia
6th March - McCoy Tyner (keyboard player) aged 81;
7th March - Keith Olsen; noted producer…
14th March - Genesis P-Orridge; aged 50; cancer
20th March - Kenny Rogers; aged 81
            Jerry Slick (Jefferson Starship); aged 80; cancer
22nd March - Julie Felix; aged 81; short illness
23rd March - Matt Taylor; cancer
24th March - Bill Rieflin; aged 59; cancer
28th March - Lou Kouvaris; (Riot) aged 66 - Covid
30th March - Bill Withers; 81; Heart condition
1st April - Adam Schlesinger; aged 52; Covid
7th April - John Prine; aged 73; Covid
          Steve Farmer (early work with Ted Nugent) aged 71; heart condition
21st April - Derek Jones (Falling In Reverse g/v) aged 35; Covid
            Florian Schneider (Kraftwerk) aged 73; cancer
3rd May - Dave Greenfield (Stranglers keys) aged 71; Covid
9th May -  Richard Wayne Penniman - Little Richard; aged 87
15th May - Phil May (Pretty Things) aged 75; following an accident at home
29th May - Bob Kulik; guitarist; aged 70
5th June - Steve Priest (bassist for Sweet) - aged 72

     

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Paul William Chapman RIP June 1954 - June 2020

“Tonka” was a Welsh rock guitarist best known for his work in bands such as Lone Star. UFO & Waysted Chapman was well known by his nickname “Tonka”, allegedly acquired because of his indestructible qualities.

     

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