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22/3/16 – Keith Emerson – 2nd November 1944 – 10th March 2016 / The Nice – America – 1968

To call Emerson Lake And Palmer boring would be rather like calling Mozart effeminate whilst ignoring the body of work. It might be akin to describing the Golden Gate Bridge as  a drab colour whilst ignoring the feat of engineering. For some reason Classical music seems to be beyond understanding for the rebellious spirit – […]

Cynthia Robinson

5/12/15 – Cynthia Robinson – January 12 1944 – November 23 – 2015 / Sly And The Family Stone – Ed Sullivan Show – Everyday People / Dance To The Music/ I Wanna Take You Higher – Medley 1968/ Soul Train – Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again – 1974

It’s the mid sixties, you want to play in band, you are female, you are black and your instrument is the trumpet. Somehow Cynthia Robinson made the impossible happen by joining up with Sly Stewart in 1966. Huge success followed with hit singles like, Dance To The Music, Everyday People and Family Affair as Sly […]

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25/7/15 – Dieter Moebius – 16th January 1944 – 20th July 2015 / Cluster ll – 1972

Drummer, manipulator of the synthesizer, manipulator of the guitar, graphic artist and groundbreaking experimental Ambient, Industrial, Electronic, Techno and Krautrock innovator, Dieter Moebius will be remembered as one of the most important contributors to music so influential that it has penetrated deep into 21st century culture. It’s hard not to hear his and his collaborators and […]

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24/1/15 – Edgar Froese – 6th June 1944 – 20th January 2015

“There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address”. These are the words of Edgar Froese who died suddenly last Tuesday as a result of a pulmonary embolism, he was 70 years old. Froese was the founder of the hugely influential Tangerine Dream along with Conrad Schnitzler and Klaus Schulze. Both of them left after the […]

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23/12/14 – Joe Cocker – 20th May 1944 – 22nd December – 2014

There’s nothing quite so sad as a death just before Christmas, especially when it’s an iconic figure like Joe Cocker. His most memorable moment came in 1969 with his blistering version of The Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends and his memorable performance of the song at the Woodstock Festival. His voice was absolutely […]