Category: In Memoriam

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Ginger Baker 1939-2019

News is circulating that Ginger Baker, one of the most prolific and infuential drummers in rock ‘n’ roll history, passed away today at the age of 80. Baker’s career includes...

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Ric Ocasek 1944-2019

Word is circulating that The Cars‘ lead singer Ric Ocasek passed away on Sunday at the age of 75 (though some records suggest he was 70). The Cars, of course,...

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Eddie Money 1949-2019

As you’ve likely heard, Eddie Money passed away today at the age of 70. To honor Money, let us know your fondest memory involving one or more of his songs....

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Leon Redbone 1949-2019

As you may have heard, musician Leon Redbone has passed away at the age of 69 (though that age isn’t known for sure). Redbone gained fame through a mix of...

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Doris Day 1922-2019

As you likely already know, Doris Day passed away on Monday at the age of 97. Day is known for her decades-long dual career acting and singing that stretched from...

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Dick Dale 1937-2019

Dick Dale, the guitarist known for originating the “surf” guitar sound, died Saturday at the age of 81. Dale’s most prolific period came between 1962 and 1965, when he released...

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Peter Tork 1942-2019

News is spreading that Peter Tork, the bassist from The Monkees, has passed away just over a week after turning 77. To connect with Tunesmate’s interest in celebrating music and...

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Albert Finney 1936-2019

As you’ve likely heard, actor Albert Finney passed away Thursday at the age of 82. In connection with music, Finney had starring roles in two film musicals: Scrooge in 1970 and Annie in...

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James Ingram 1952-2019

News has been circulating today that James Ingram has passed away at the age of 66. As a pop music artist, Ingram enjoyed his greatest success between 1981 and 1990,...

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Daryl Dragon 1942-2019

Daryl Dragon, a.k.a., “Captain” from Captain and Tenille, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76. Captain and Tenille enjoyed all of their pop chart success between 1975 and...