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On April 18, 2013.

On April 18, 2013, Storm Thorgerson died aged 69. He was graphic designer and music video director, known for his work with music artists including Led Zeppelin,  Nik Kershaw, Black Sabbath,  Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Yes, Al Stewart,  Europe,  Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Dream Theater,  Anthrax, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Helloween, Biffy Clyro, Ween, Angels and Airwaves and Rival Sons His best known work is the album cover artwork of  Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon”.




On April 6, 2004.

On April 6, 2004, Niki Sullivan died aged 69. He was singer – songwriter and guitarist, best known as one of the four original members of Buddy Holly’s backing band. In 2012, Sullivan was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of the Crickets.

On January 24, 2017.

On January 24, 2017, Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks died aged 69. He was drummer, worked with The 31st of February, Les Brers, Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band and Frogwings, but was best known as founding member and drummer of The Allman Brothers Band.

On December 21, 1992.

On December 21, 1992, Albert Nelson aka Albert King died aged 69. He was musician (guitar, drums) and singer, one of the most influential blues guitarists, one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with B.B. King and Freddie King). Because of his smooth singing and his large size, he was given the nick name “The Velvet Bulldozer”. In 2013, he was posthumously inducted in the “Rock and Roll of Fame”. King has recorded sixteen studio albums.

On May 27, 2017.

On May 27, 2017, Gregory LeNoir “Gregg” Allman died aged 69. He was musician (guitar, keyboards), singer and songwriter, best known as member of The Allman Brothers Band.  He released seven studio and two live albums, and was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and “Georgia Music Hall of Fame”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 70 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.


On December 7, 2016.


On December 7, 2016, Gregory Stuart “Greg” Lake died aged 69. He was singer, musician, songwriter and producer, best known as member of bands Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) and King Crimson. He released three solo albums:

  • Greg Lake (1981)
  • Manoeuvres(1983)
  • Ride the Tigerwith Geoff Downes (2015)