Music Deaths Of 2013 Alphabetized And Graded

Written by | January 12, 2020 4:30 am | No Comments

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Bobby “Blue” Bland – blues great – A

Cecil Womack – One of the Womack brothers – B-

Chris Kelly – aka Kriss Kross – B

Cleotha Staples – A Staples sister – C+

Cory Monteith – The Glee guy – C+

Eydie Gormé – Sang the Great American Songbook with her husband – C+

Kevin Ayers – Of Soft Machine – B

JJ Cale – Americana poster child – B

Lou Reed – Invented post-punk before punk happened – A+

Mick Farren – master pop journalist and rocker – B+

Noel Harrison – Rex’s song, sand “The Windmills Of Your Mind” – C

Patti Page – so, once and for all, how much is that doggy in the window? – B-

Paul Williams – legendary rock writer – B

Reg Presley – The wild thing himself – B-

Sid Bernstein – brought the Beatles to the States – C+

Slim Whitman – country giant – B+

Steve Knight – From Mountain to politics – C

Tony Sheridan – His Bonnie lived over in Hamburg with the Beatles – B

Comment: the death of Lou Reed took us boomers by surprise and rattled our cages for all it was worth -honestly, this began the build up of 70s rock stars getting totaled.

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