Tag: rock music

tommy-bolin-—-the-lost-sessions
21

Jan
2021

TOMMY BOLIN — The Lost SessionsTOMMY BOLIN — The Lost Sessions

The American rock guitarist Tommy Bolin died December 4, 1976 aged just 25, neither the first nor the last time-serving musician to fall to heroin. In spite of his youth, he left an impressive body of work. Although he died long before the inception of the WorldWideWeb, a domain for an official website was registered […]

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leslie-west-(1945-2020)
26

Dec
2020

Leslie West (1945-2020)Leslie West (1945-2020)

Leslie West died December 22. Although best known as a guitarist, he will be better remembered for his influence than for his music. He is said to have inspired both Eddie Van Halen and Michael Schenker, both exactly ten years his junior; Van Halen died October this year, and the appreciation was mutual. Early in […]

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edward-van-halen-(1955-2020)
08

Oct
2020

Edward Van Halen (1955-2020)Edward Van Halen (1955-2020)

One of the giants of rock has died. Edward Van Halen was sixty-five. Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was born in Amsterdam on January 26, 1955, and moved to the United States with his parents in 1962. Eddie, to friends and fans alike, together with his older brother Alex, formed their eponymous band in 1972 at […]

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paul-chapman-(1954-2020)
13

Jun
2020

Paul Chapman (1954-2020)Paul Chapman (1954-2020)

The Golden Age of Rock lost another of its stars as former UFO lead guitarist Paul Chapman went to the Great Gig in the sky. Sixty-six isn’t that old, and he just made it, dying on his birthday, June 9. His death was announced by his son, Paul. UFO have been around as long as […]

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