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On June 15, 2018.

On June 15, 2018, Matthew Tyler Murphy aka Matt “Guitar” Murphy died aged 88. He was was guitarist best known as member The Blues Brothers Band and his work with Howlin’ Wolf. Murphy released four solo albums:

  • Way Down South- 1990
  • The Blues Don’t Bother Me- 1996
  • Lucky Charm – 2000
  • Last Call- 2010

 

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On June 14, 2016.

On June 14, 2016, Henry Campbell Liken McCullough died aged 72. He was guitarist, singer and songwriter, who has worked with many famous musicians including Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Roy Harper, Frankie Miller, Eric Burdon, Marianne Faithful, Ronnie Lane, Donovan, Bobby Harrison, Steve Marriot, Time Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. McCullough was member of Spooky Tooth, The Grease Band, Dr. Feelgood and Wings.

He released five solo albums and one EP:

  • Mind Your Own Business- 1975
  • All Shook Up – 1982 (EP)
  • Hell of A Record- May 1984
  • Cut- 1987
  • Get In The Hole– 1989  (live)
  • Blue Sunset- 1998

 

On May 17, 1996.

On May 17, 1996, John Watson Jr. aka Johnny “Guitar” Watson died aged 61. He was guitarist, singer and songwriter, known as the pioneer of guitar feedback and reverb. His recording career spanned forty years, with biggest success in his funk era, with the albums “Ain’t That a Bitch” (1976), “A Real Mother for Ya” (1977), and “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty” (1977). Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan, collapsing mid guitar solo.

On April 20, 2012.

On April 20, 2012, Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon, died aged 91. He was guitarist whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s. “Play in a Day” record sold over two million copies and became the first hit record in the UK Singles Chart recorded by a guitarist. His “Play in a Day” guitar guide influenced many musicians, including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton,  Brian May, Dave Davies, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend and Tony Iommi. In 2001, for his services to music, Weedon was awarded an OBE.