Dale Griffin, drummer for Mott The Hoople, has died aged 67. He was a founder member of the group, best known for classic tracks "Roll Away The Stone" and "All The Young Dudes". The band, who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark their 40th anniversary in 2009 - but Griffin was too ill with Alzheimer's to take part. Dale is survived by his long term partner Jean Smith.
Giorgio Gomelsky has died, aged 81. One of the prime architects of the British blues boom in the early sixties Giorgo owned the Crawdaddy club in London where the Rolling Stones were the house band and was key in their construction and early career, and having missed out managing the Stones, he moved on to manage the Yardbirds although he persuaded a young Eric Clapton to leave the band.
Glenn Frey, founding member and guitarist with US rock band The Eagles, has died aged 67 from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. He sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes" and "Heartache Tonight." Frey, who also played keyboards and piano in The Eagles, wrote or co-wrote many of the group's best-known songs, including "Hotel California" and "Desperado" - both penned with bandmate Don Henley.
Dallas Taylor, drummer with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died aged 66. He played at Woodstock, appeared on seven top-selling albums but died Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital. Having spent many years as an alcoholic, Taylor's health forced him to largely exit the music business following a liver transplant. He went on to become an addiction counsellor specializing in interventions and in reuniting alcoholics and addicts with their families and he continued to treat musicians and other celebrities with addiction problems. He is survived by his wife Patti McGovern-Taylor , and his son Dallas, daughters Sharlotte and Lisa, and five grandchildren. He had several earlier marriages.
Rene Angelil, the husband and former manager of Celine Dion, has aged 73. He had been battling throat cancer. Angelil managed Dion’s career for over three decades, famously remortgaging his house to fund the release of the singer’s debut album – ‘La Voix Du Bon Dieu’ – in 1981.
James Stewart 'Jimmy' Bain, the Scottish bassist most famous for playing with Rainbow and Dio with Ronnie James Dio, has died aged 68. Since 2013, Bain has been a member of LAST IN LINE, also featuring his fellow ex-DIO bandmates Vivian Campbell and Vinny Appice along with singer Andrew Freeman.