Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021

B.J. Thomas, whose hit songs of the 1960s and 70s (including “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”) made him a household name among various musical genres, passed away over the weekend at the age of 78 after a battle with stage 4 lung cancer, it was announced on Saturday. The… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021

Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-2021

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Al Schmitt, a renowned recording producer/engineer with a litany of accolades and accomplishments over the course of his massively influential career, has died at the age of 91, it was reported by various outlets on Tuesday, noting that Schmitt passed Monday evening. Throughout his time in music, Schmitt was the recipient of 20 Grammy Awards… Continue reading Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-2021

Rest in Peace Les McKeown, Singer of the Bay City Rollers: 1955-2021

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Les McKeown, the lead singer of Scottish pop/rock band Bay City Rollers during the group’s peak in the 1970s, has passed away at the age of 65. McKeown’s social media channels sent along the news on Thursday, on behalf of his wife, Keiko, and son, Jubei: It is with profound sadness that we announce the… Continue reading Rest in Peace Les McKeown, Singer of the Bay City Rollers: 1955-2021

Rest in Peace, Songwriter/Composer Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, More): 1947-2021

Jim Steinman, the lyricist, producer and songwriter known for massive success over the years with acts including Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more, has died at the age of 73, it was announced on Tuesday. Variety reports that Steinman passed away on Monday. Meat Loaf’s social media channels shared condolences: It was Steinman… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Songwriter/Composer Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, More): 1947-2021

Rest in Peace, Rusty Young of the Band Poco: 1946-2021

Rusty Young, the California-based musician/guitarist known as a co-founder of the country rock/Americana band Poco, has died at the age of 75 after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday night. The news was confirmed on Thursday by Young’s record label, Blue Élan Records, which issued the following statement: It is with great sadness that we… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Rusty Young of the Band Poco: 1946-2021

Rest in Peace Malcolm Cecil, Pioneering Synth Musician and Stevie Wonder Producer: 1937-2021

Malcolm Cecil (Photo: Bob Moog Foundation)

Malcolm Cecil, a massively important figure in the history of synth and renowned music producer with an eye for innovation, has passed away at the age of 84 after a “long illness,” according to a statement shared to social media by the Bob Moog Foundation on Sunday: It is with the heaviest of hearts that… Continue reading Rest in Peace Malcolm Cecil, Pioneering Synth Musician and Stevie Wonder Producer: 1937-2021

Rest in Peace, Actress Jessica Walter (‘Arrested Development,’ More): 1941-2021

Jessica Walter, the actress whose career spanned five decades and earned her acclaim and multiple Emmy nominations for roles including Lucille Bluth in the comedy series Arrested Development, passed away in her sleep at 80 on Wednesday, per reports. Born in Brooklyn in 1941, Walter became known around Hollywood for notable roles in films including… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Actress Jessica Walter (‘Arrested Development,’ More): 1941-2021

Rest in Peace, Comedy/Drama Icon George Segal: 1934-2021

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Comedy legend George Segal has passed away at the age of 87, it was announced by his family on Monday evening. Said his wife, Sonia: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.” “I am saddened by the fact that my close friend and… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Comedy/Drama Icon George Segal: 1934-2021

Rest in Peace Lou Ottens, Creator of the Audio Cassette Tape, Dead at 94

Lou Ottens, whose pioneering work developing the audio cassette tape revolutionized the process of making and storing audio recordings, has died at the age of 94, per reports on Wednesday. The Dutch engineer passed away at home in Duizel in North Brabant, the Netherlands. Here’s a bit more from the Guardian about Ottens and his… Continue reading Rest in Peace Lou Ottens, Creator of the Audio Cassette Tape, Dead at 94

Rest in Peace, Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer: 1947-2021

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Neville Livingston, who grew to become a reggae legend under the name Bunny Wailer, has passed away at the age of 73. The news was confirmed on Tuesday, with Wailer’s longtime manager, Maxine Stow, telling the Jamaica Observer that he died Monday after being “in and out of the hospital since his second stroke in… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer: 1947-2021