Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category
Legendary guitarist, Scotty Moore, sadly passed away on Tuesday (June 28th) in Nashville, aged 84. Scotty was one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll guitar, playing on many classic Elvis Presley hits, beginning with “That’s All Right” in 1954. His innovative guitar work would influence generations of performers, including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Keith Richards, who once said “Everyone else wanted to be Elvis – I wanted to be Scotty.”
We pay tribute to the great Scotty Moore by remembering his guitar work on eight classic recordings.
Elvis Presley – “Good Rockin’ Tonight”
Elvis Presley – “That’s All Right”
Elvis Presley – “Baby Let’s Play House”
Elvis Presley – “Mystery Train”
Elvis Presley – “Hound Dog”
Elvis Presley – “Heartbreak Hotel”
Elvis Presley – “Blue Suede Shoes”
Elvis Presley – “Too Much”
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British singer and television star, Cilla Black, has sadly passed away aged 72. Cilla died on Saturday night at her home in Estepona, Spain while holidaying with one of her sons.
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Errol Brown, the lead singer of Hot Chocolate, passed away at his home in the Bahamas today (6 May). The 71-year-old had been battling liver cancer for some time.
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Percy Sledge died yesterday morning (April 14) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana aged 74. The American soul singer, best known for his classic number one hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” had battled cancer for years.
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Cynthia Lennon, the former wife of John Lennon, passed away yesterday after a short battle with cancer. The 75-year-old died at her home in Mallorca, Spain, with her son Julian by her side.
Cynthia met John Lennon when she was 18 and the pair were both students at the Liverpool College of Art. They were married in 1962, just before the Beatles hit it big, and would remain married for six years. Their son, Julian Lennon, posted a moving video tribute to his mother on YouTube today titled “In Loving Memory”:
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