Thursday, 25 April 2013


Graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, who designed album artwork for many bands from the late 60s up to the present day including Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of The Moon has died aged 69. He had been suffering from cancer.

Folk singer Richie Havens, assured a place in music history as the opening act at the original Woodstock festival, has died of a heart attack aged 72

Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer with Australian band Divinyls, probably best known in the UK for their 1991 hit 'I Touch Myself', has died after losing a battle with breast cancer.

Chi Cheng, bassist with Deftones, has died nearly four and half years after a car accident left him in a semi-conscious state. You can see a beautiful letter from his mother here

A&R executive Jo McCormack who worked at Virgin  and then on the 'Pop Idol' TV franchise has died at the Wellington Hospital in London, aged 50. She had been suffering from cancer. Will Young and Simon Fuller and her family all expressed their deep sadness at her passing at such a young age, after the great success in her life.

Blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins, nicknamed 'fast fingers' who was very popular on te European blues festival circuit has died aged 76. His albums included Fast Fingers and All For Business.

And finally we are sad to have to report the death of Edwin Shirley, the founder of Edwin Shirley Trucking. He died on April 16th while undergoing investigative surgery as part of his ongoing cancer treatment. He will be missed

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