Shane McGowan 1957-2023. A musical maverick with a life standing on an intersection of tradition and rebellion

The Pogues iconic singer, poet and musician passed away at age 65. Known for his distinctive raspy vocals and poetic songwriting, Shane McGowan propelled The Pogues to the forefront of the folk-punk movement in the 1980s

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Actor and comedian Paul Reubens dies at age 70

Paul Reubens, the actor and comedian who created the iconic character Pee-wee Herman, died Sunday night after a private bout of cancer. He was 70. “Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years,” wrote Reubens in a statement posted to Instagram after his death.

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Goodbye Jane B.

With a contrast of a boyish body together with female style and beauty, Jane Birkin became famous during the late 1960′ where she first emerged as a model and actress from the Swinging London scene and ended up in Paris as a singer, muse and partner of Serge Gainsbourg. She passed away on the morning of July 17th in Paris at age 76. The world loses an absolute cultural icon

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The Queen Of Rock, Tina Turner 1939-2023

Tina Turner has left. A voice and figure that crossed through several generations in a planetary scale, an example of strength, talent and perseverance, irreplaceable and unique. The sad news arrived on May 24th, 2023. The Queen of Rock left and she leaves behind a valuable and influential body of work, a place that can’t ever be filled by anyone else, anywhere in the world.

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Remembering Vale Broderick Smith, born 17 February 1948, died 30 April 2023

Broderick first came to attention in the late sixties, out front on harp and vocals with the Adderley Smith Blues Band, a popular Melbourne outfit, but it was with the legendary Carson, the premier Aussie blues and boogie band of the era, and later with The Dingoes that he made his name during the early 1970’s

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David Crosby 1941-2023 

It seems that David Crosby did it all throughout his life, he was one of the last standing men from the 1960’s Rock and Psychedelic music generation who still released new music and toured but in recent years, news about his health condition weren’t favorable. He passed at age 81 on January 19th, 2023. Look back briefly at his life and career.

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Van Conner, the Screaming Trees co-founder and bassist dies at age 55

The original Grunge scene lost another one of its founding members as Van Conner, bassist for the seminal Grunge band Screaming Trees dies at age 55, nearly a year after the passing of the band’s former lead singer Mark Lanegan.

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Adios, Renée, and thanks…

The Australian music industry was left a poorer place this week with the unexpected and devastating news of the passing of Renée Geyer at the terribly young age of 69. For fifty years, Renée was the yardstick against which other singers could measure themselves and would usually come up wanting. Bold, defiant, nobody’s fool, Renée blazed a trail for others to follow, although few could do so as soulfully and powerfully as she.

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Remembering the legendary Gina Lollobrigida 1927-2023

During the 1950’s and early 1960’s Gina Lollobrigida was considered often one of the most beautiful women in the world. The Italian’s actress sex symbol status boosted her career, a successful run co-starring with some of the best and most legendary actors of all time. Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy and the memory as one of the most popular figures of modern history.

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Remembering Lisa Marie Presley 1968-2023

The daughter of the ultimate rock legend of all time, Lisa Marie Presley was in the limelight all her life, not always for the best of the reasons. From the loss of her father at age 9, to a disastrous marriage to Michael Jackson in the 90’s, the weight of the Presley name brought her bitterness at times, and ultimately ended up in tragedy

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Remembering the rock legend Jeff Beck 1944-2023

2023 begins with a sad note as the legendary Jeff Beck passes at age 78. Beck, who rose to stardom during the 1960’s as both a solo artist and a member of The Yardbirds, became a guitar legend during the early stage of his acclaimed and awarded career

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Farewell to the Punk Queen Vivienne Westwood

The famed and influential fashion designer who helped to boost the Punk movement during the 1970’s and subsequently the New Romantic one in the early 1980’s, has passed at age 81, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy in fashion and pop culture. We look back briefly at her life and career

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Goodbye to Christine McVie 

One of the most acclaimed and influential performers and songwriters over the last 50 years, the Fleetwood Mac legend leaves us with a rich body of work including songs such as “Everywhere”, “Little Lies” and “Don’t Stop”

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Jerry Lee Lewis dies at age 87

He was the prototypical Rock Star. Long before the late 60’s and 70’s era of rock stardom excess, Jerry Lee Lewis already was living the wild Rock Star life in the 1950’s. His bad wild boy reputation as well as his non conventional stage antics that included wild and energetic performances and instrument smash before Rockers did it, earned him the nickname “The Killer”. He passed today at age 87 in his house in Memphis.

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Alec John Such 1951-2022 – Remembering the Bon Jovi co-founder and bassist who passed away today at age 70

The co-founder and former bassist of Bon Jovi was responsible for booking Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones before joining the band himself as a bassist back in 1982. From 1982 to 1994, Alec John Such achieved global fame and scored with the band some of their most memorable songs including “Livin’On A Prayer”, “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “Bad Medicine”, “I’ll Be There For You”, “Bed of Roses” “Runaway” and “Always”

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Ray Liotta 1954-2022 – looking back at his life and career

Ray Liotta, one of the most successful actors over almost 40 years has passed at age 67 on May 26, 2022. We remember him here with a glimpse at his life and career that included the iconic role or Henry Hill in Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”

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Alan White 1949-2022. Remembering the Yes and John Lennon’s drummer

Alan White first came to prominence as a member of John Lennon’s and Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band in 1969 and joined the popular prog-rock band Yes in 1972. The artist, that leaves a rich body of work, passed on 26 May 2022, aged 72, following a brief illness

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Andy Fletcher 1961-2022. Remembering the Depeche Mode co-founder and keyboardist

As a co-founder and member of one of the world’s most popular and influential bands, Depeche Mode, Andy Fletcher’s career was filled with countless hit songs including “Just Can’t Enough”, “Strangelove”, “Enjoy The Silence”, “Personal Jesus”, “Dream On”, “Master and Servant” and “Everything Counts”. Fletcher died from natural causes at his home on 26 May 2022, aged 60. We look back at his career.

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