On January 10, 2023, Geoffrey Arnold Beck aka Jeff Beck died aged 78. He was musician (guitar), in all lists of the 100 Greatest guitarists of all time, he was ranked in the top five. Beck’s innovative guitar sound spanned various styles ranging from blues rock, jazz fusion and guitar rock and influenced generations of young guitarists. He received “Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performances” six times, and “Best pop Instrumental Performance” once. In 1992, as member of The Yardbirds he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and as solo artists in 2009. In 2014 he received the “British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award” for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Beck was member of the Yardbirds, founder and leader of Jeff Beck Group, and member of Beck, Bogert and Appice. As leader he released fourteen albums.
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On December 23, 2022, Maxwell Fraser aka Maxi Jazz died aged 65. He was musician (guitar), rapper, singer-songwriter and DJ, founder and leader of Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys, but was best known as the lead singer of the band Faithless.
Robert Eugene Steinhardt
On July 17, 2021, Robert Eugene Steinhardt died aged 71. He was musician (violin, viola, tambourine) and singer, member of Stormbringer Band, founder and leader of the band Steinhardt Moon, but was best known as violin player and co-lead singer of Kansas.
Mark E. Smith
On January 24, 2018, Mark Edward Smith died aged 60. He was singer and songwriter, founder and leader of the band The Fall. During its 42 years existence, The Fall released 32 albums. Alongside his work with The Fall, Smith released two spoken-word solo albums.
On January 3, 2020, Gerard Marsden died aged 78. He was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, member of the band The Crowd, but was best known as the founder and the leader of Gerry and the Pacemakers, the second most successful band from Liverpool, after The Beatles.
On December 28, 2015, Ian Fraser Kilmister aka Lemmy died aged 70. He was musician (bass), singer, and songwriter, was member and worked with Hawkwind, The Rockin’ Vickers, Opal Butterfly, The Damned, The Head Cat, Girlschool, and Sam Gopal, but was best known as founder, leader, singer, primary songwriter, and bass player of Motörhead.
On December 16, 2001, William Stuart Adamson died aged 43. He was musician (guitar), singer, and songwriter, founder and member of the bands Skids, and The Raphaels, but was best known as the co-founder, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the band Big Country.
On December 3, 2014, Graeme Goodall died aged 82. He was recording engineer and record label owner, a key figure in the early days of Jamaica’s recording industry, co-founder of “Island Records”, and founder and owner of “Doctor Bird” and “Pyramid” labels.
On November 11, 1990, Edward Frank Albert died aged 53. He was record producer and founder of “Albert productions”, company that helped launch the careers of many Australian artists including The Easybeats, John Paul Young, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and AC/DC. In recognition of his contribution to the music industry, the Australasian Performing Right Association established the annual “Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music”
On October 29, 1971, Howard Duane Allman died aged 24. He was singer, musician (guitar, slide guitar, dobro), recorded and performed with The Hour Glass, Allman Joys, Derek and the Dominos, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Jenkins, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Mann, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, and Eric Clapton, but was best known as founder, guitarist, and leader of The Allman Brothers Band.