On October 22, 2017, George Redburn Young died aged 70. He was musician, songwriter and music producer, member of the Australian band the Easybeats. With his bandmate Harry Vanda he wrote the hits “Friday on My Mind” and “Love Is in the Air”. In 1973, with Harry Vanda and Ted Albert, he formed “Albert Productions” in Sydney. George Young and Harry Vanda were also producers for AC/DC, (formed by his younger brothers Malcolm and Angus Young). In 1988, George Young and Harry Vanda were inducted into the “ARIA Hall of Fame”.
On September 14, 2017, Grantzberg Vernon Hart aka Grant Hart, died aged 56. He was musician, singer and song-writer, best known as drummer and songwriter of Hüsker Dü. He was also founding member, guitarist and vocalist of Nova Mob. He has recorded six studio albums with Hüsker Dü, two studio albums with Nova Mob, and four solo studio albums.
On September 7, 2003, Warren William Zevon died aged 56. He was singer-songwriter and musician, had worked as a session musician, was the piano player and band leader for the Everly Brothers, released fifteen albums, and had collaborated with the likes of Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Waddy Wachtel, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Carl Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, and Bonnie Raitt
On September 5, 2017, Holger Czukay died aged 79. He was musician, music producer, recording engineer, best known as co-founder and member of Can, one of the most influential and important music groups in the music history. Studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen, Czukay is regarded as one of the pioneers of ambient music, early pioneer of sampling and one of the first explorers of “world music”, long before the term was coined. He has released eleven solo albums, and has collaborated with the likes of Conny Plank, The Edge, Jah Wobble, David Sylvian, Ben Mandelson, Dr. Walker, U-She, Ursa Major and Bob Humid.
On September 3, 2017, Walter Carl Becker died aged 67. He was musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. He has briefly been member of the group China Crisis, and has recorded two solo albums:
- 11 Tracks of Whack(1994)
- Circus Money(2008)