Tag Archives: lead vocalist

On January 10, 2022.

On January 10, 2022, John Burke Shelley died aged 71. He was musician (bass, guitar, keyboards), singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and bassist of the band Budgie.

On November 29, 2001.

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

On March 14, 2020.

On March 14, 2020, Neil Andrew Megson  aka Genesis Breyer P-Orridge died aged 70. He was singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and occultist, founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic collective, lead vocalist of the bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV.

On September 15, 2019.

On September 15, 2019, Richard Theodore Otcasek aka Ric Ocasek died aged 75. He was singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and painter, best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the band the Cars. In 2018, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of the Cars. Ocasek released seven solo albums.

On August 4, 2009.

On August 4, 2009, “Wood Water” label released “Felt”, the debut Anchor & Braille, album. It is side project of Stephen Christian, Anberlin lead vocalist. It was recorded 2004 – 2008, and was produced by Aaron Marsh.


  • Stephen Christian — vocals, guitar, piano
  • Aaron Marsh — bass, guitar, piano, trombone, horn arrangements, string arrangements, mixing, guest vocals, engineer
  • Jonathan Bucklew – drums
  • Steve Jones — trumpet
  • Louis DiFabrizio — bass guitar
  • Troy Glessner — mastering
  • Ryan Clark — design

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Christian.

  1. Rust (The Short Story of Mary Agnosia)
  2. Like Steps in a Dance
  3. Blur
  4. Introspect
  5. Summer Tongues
  6. Calm, Calm, Calm Yourself
  7. Wedding/Funeral
  8. When We Die
  9. Forget Love, I Just Want You to Make Sense to Me Tonight.
  10. Sing Out
  11. Sheet Music/Sheet Music
  12. Empires


On December 24, 2012.

On December 24, 2012, Ray Collins died aged 76. He was musician (harmonica, tambourine) and singer, best known as member of The Mothers of Invention. Collins was the lead vocalist on most songs for their early albums, including “Freak Out!”, “Absolutely Free”, “Cruising with Ruben & the Jets” and “Uncle Meat”. In 1968 he quit The Mothers of Invention, but continued to contribute to other Frank Zappa projects in the 70s.