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Joe Cocker, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Joe Cocker, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

In Memoriam: The Artists We Lost In 2014

by Paul Cashmere on December 31, 2014

in News,Noise Pro

2014 was the year the music industry lost over 100 of its stars both in front and behind the microphone.

We started the year with news of the death of Phil Everly of the Every Brothers and just recently reported the death of Joe Cocker.

In Australia the great Jim Keays of the Masters Apprentices and Doc Neeson of The Angels left us along with our good friend Ed Nimmervoll and 50s rocker Johnny Rebb.

Here are the people we lost in 2014:

Phil Everly
Joe Cocker
Robin Williams
Doc Neeson
Jim Keays
Peter Dawkins
Johnny Rebb
Ed Nimmervoll
Ian McLagan, The Faces
Bobby Keys, The Rolling Stones
Jack Bruce, Cream
Rick Rosas, Neil Young band
George Donaldson, Celtic Thunder
Dick Wagner, Alice Cooper band
Jimmy Ruffin
Alvin Stardust
Paul Revere
Lyndsey De Paul
Gerry Goffin
Bob Crewe, Four Seasons songwriter
Johnny Winter
Tommy Ramone
Bobby Womack
Casey Kasem
David Madden, Ruben Kincade of Partridge Family
Bob Casale, Devo
Peaches Geldof
Mickey Rooney
Bob Hoskins
Rik Mayall
Scott Asheton, The Stooges
Simone Battle, G.R.L.
Simone Bose, Universal Music
Franny Beecher, Bill Haley & The Comets
Mark Bell, UFO
David Brockie, GWAR
Nicky Da B
Ernest Chatway, Judas Priest
Glenn Cornick, Jethro Tull
Shane Gibson, Korn
Big Bank Hank, Sugar Hill Gang
Jake Hooker, The Arrows
Jimi Jamison, Survivor
Frankie Knuckles
Joe Lala, Blues Image
James Levesque
Ikey Owens, Jack White band
DJ Rashad
Billy Rath, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers
DJ E-Z Rock
Pete Seeger
Wayne Static, Static X
Chris Sheenan, The Starlings
Maria Von Trapp
Jesse Winchester
Robert Young, Primal Scream
Jo Jo Benson
Alberta Adams
Larry Henley, The Newbeats
John Fry, Ardent Records
Raoul Cita, The Harptones
Dawn Sears, The Time Jumpers
Edward Bivens, Manhattans
Clive Palmer, Incredible String Band
Mickey Champion
Johnny Elichaoff, The League of Gentlemen
Glen Larson, The Four Preps
Gary McMilliam, The Standells
Jeanne Black
Acker Bilk
John Holt, The Paragons
Paul Craft
Tim Hauser, Manhattan Transfer
Leonard Delaney, The Tornadoes
Beatrice Best, The Jive Fibe
Polly Bergen
George Hamilton IV
John Gustafson, The Merseybeats
Joe Sample, The Crusaders
Cosimo Matassa
David Anderle
Tommy Gough, The Crests
Rosetta Hightower, The Orlons
Tim Wiilliams, Suicidal Tendencies
Jean Redpath
Ralph Morman, Savoy Brown
Rick Parashar
Henry Stone, TK Records
George Riddle
Charlie Haden
Ann B Davis, The Brady Bunch
Richard Cowsill, The Cowsills
Teenie Hodges
Jimmy C. Newman
Alan Douglas
Don Davis
Michael Johns, American Idol
Ralph Pruitt, The Fantastic Four
Gus Lezcano, Miami Sound Machine
Randy Covan
Jerry Vale
Ed Gagliardi, Foreigner
Jerry LaCroix
Jessica Cleaves, Friends of Distinction
Larry Ramos, The Association
Paul Goddard, Atlanta Rhythm Section
Deon Jackson
Little Joe Crook, Little Joe and the Thrillers
Arthur Smith
Dave Gregg, D.O.A.
Joe Frazier, The Chad Mitchell Trio
Ken Weatherwax
Clark McEntire
Ron Skipper, The Hollaways
Jay Curley, Tumbleweed
James Garner
Gavin Jones, Deadly Awards
John Spinks, The Outfield
Jimmy Mack
Efrem Zimbalist Jr
L’Wren Scott
Harold Ramis
Charlotte Dawson
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Anna Gordy
Russell Johnson, Gilligans Island
Ronny Jordan
Saul Zaentz

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