On January 10, 2018, Edward Allan Clarke aka “Fast” Eddie Clarke, died aged 67. He was guitarist, member of the bands The Bitter End, Zeus, Continuous Performance, best known as guitarist of Motorhead.
On September 3, 2017, Walter Carl Becker died aged 67. He was musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. He has briefly been member of the group China Crisis, and has recorded two solo albums:
On January 31, 2017, John Kenneth Wetton died aged 67. He was singer, bassist, and songwriter, best known as founding member and bass player of King Crimson and Asia. He has recorded and performed with Mogul Thrash, Family, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K., Jack-Knife, Wishbone Ash, Phenomena, Gordon Haskell, Renaissance, Qango, Brian Eno, Ayreon,Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Larry Norman, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Peter Banks, Bryan Ferry, Pete Sinfield, Roger Chapman, Duncan Mackay, Atoll, District 97, Ayreon, Eddie Jobson, David Cross and Steve Hackett. Wetton also had successful solo career and has released six solo studio albums.
On November 26, 2011, Keith “Keef” Hartley died aged 67. Being drummer and bandleader, he was best known as leader of his own band Keef Hartley Band or the Keef Hartley Big Band, and played at Woodstock. He was also a member of Dog Soldier, and has worked with Rory Storm, The Artwoods and John Mayall.