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Terry Hall

On December 19, 2022, Terence Edward Hall died aged 63. He was singer and song-writer, member of The Coventry Automatics, Terry, Blair & Anouchka, The Colourfield, Vegas and Fun Boy Three, but was best known as member and the lead singer of The Specials. He also collaborated with Dave Stewart, Tricky, D12, Sinead o’Connor, Stephen Duffy, Dub Pistols, Bananarama, The Lightning Seeds, Lily Allen, Shakespears Sisters and Damon Albarn.


Paul Kantner

On January 28, 2016, Paul Lorin Kantner died aged 74. He was musician (guitar, banjo, and harmonica) and vocalist, member of the KBC Band and Jefferson Starship, but was best known as the co-founder, rhythm guitarist and occasional vocalist of the Jefferson Airplane. In 1996, as a member of Jefferson Airplane, Kantner was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

James Bain

On January 23, 2016, James Stewart Bain died aged 68. He was musician (bass, guitar, keyboards), vocalist and songwriter, performed and recorded with Phil Lynott, Wild Horses, Gary Moore, Hear ‘n Aid, Ian Hunter, John Cale and Last in Line, but was best known as member and bass player of Rainbow and Dio.

Howard Johnson

On January 11, 2021, Howard Lewis Johnson died aged 79. He was musician (tuba, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpet), member and leader of the tuba ensembles Tuba Libre, Substructure, and Gravity. He recorded and performed with some of the world best known musicians and bands, including George Gruntz, Hank Crawford, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley, Levon Helm, Tomasz Stanko, Gary Burton, Gábor Szabó, Bob Thiele, Charlie Haden, Jazz Composers, Andrew Hill, Leon Thomas, Johnny Coles, Taj Mahal, Charles Tolliver, The Band, Carla Bley, John Lennon, Sam Rivers, Gato Barbieri, Jaco Pastorius, Muddy Waters, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Jordan, David “Fathead” Newman,  James Taylor, Jack De Johnette, Jimmy Heath, Franco Ambrosetti, George Gruntz, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, NDR Big Band, Ray Anderson, Barbara Dennerlein, John Scofield, T. S. Monk, Mario Pavone, and Chet Baker. As leader he released four albums.

Arthur Kane Jr.

On July 13, 2004, Arthur Harold Kane Jr. died aged 55. He was  musician (guitar, bass), was a member and worked with The Idols, Corpse Grinders, Killer Kane with Blackie Lawless, Sid Vicious, but was best known as a founding member and bass player of The New York Dolls.

Jonathan Melvoin

On July 12, 1996, Jonathan David Melvoin died aged 34. He was a musician (vocal, keyboards, piano, drums, percussion), member and performed with The Dickies, The Family (Prince side project band), Wendy & Lisa, Prince, and the Revolution, and Smashing Pumpkins.