Obituary

Françoise Hardy 1944-2024

The French singer, songwriter, and actress Françoise Hardy has passed at age 80. Her career took off in the early 1960s with her debut single, “Tous les garçons et les filles” which became an instant hit, selling over a million copies estabilishing Hardy as a prominent figure in the yé-yé movement and a 1960’s icon

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Steve Albini 1962-2024

His work as a producer yielded some of the most iconic albums in alternative music history, among them are Nirvana’s “In Utero,” Pixies’ “Surfer Rosa,” and PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me”

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Melanie Safka 1947-2024

The famed folk singer Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk passed away on January 23, she leaves a legacy that includes some of the most famous folk songs of the 20th century. 

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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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Tony Bennett 1926-2023

He was one of the last surviving living legends of the golden crooning and jazz era and never thought of retiring, he continued as prolific as ever and also outspoken until the day he died, Tony Bennett dies at age 96 and leaves us with a golden and uncompromised legacy in music.

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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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Burt Bacharach, 1928-2023

Burt Bacharach and Hal David were perhaps the missing link, the tandem who rode the bridge from the old world to the new, bringing old-fashioned songcraft into the heart of the sixties pop revolution and crafting dozens of enduring classics along the way

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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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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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Remembering Kirstie Alley

She was one of the most popular screen figures throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s appearing in memorable films such as “Look Who’s Talking.” She died yesterday at age 71

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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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Remembering Robbie Coltrane

He will always be remembered as Harry Potter’s Hagrid, but the career of Robbie Coltrane, who passed away yesterday at age 72, was rich in countless memorable roles on film and TV for more than 40 years

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Goodbye to Angela Lansbury

One of the most dearest actresses in the screen, that crossed through several generations of fans, Angela Lansbury died peacefully during her sleep at age 96, in her Los Angeles house on Tuesday

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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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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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