On May 17, 2021, Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou aka Vangelis died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, drums, percussion), composer and producer, member of the bands The Forminx and Aphrodite’s Child, but was best known for his work as solo artist. In 1981, Vangelis won the “Academy Award” for the soundtrack to “Chariots of Fire”, and composed music for the movies “Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004). As solo artist he released 23 albums.
On March 2, 2021, Donald Christopher Barber died aged 90. He was musician (trombone) and bandleader, known for his support in development of the careers of many musicians, including Ottilie Patterson, Lonnie Donegan and Alexis Korner. Barber sponsored African-American blues musicians to visit Britain, making him a significant figure in promotion and development of the British rhythm and blues and “beat boom” in the 60s.
On February 22, 2022, Mark William Lanegan died aged 57. He was musician (guitar, keyboards), singer and songwriter, member of the bands Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins, but was best known as member and lead singer of Screaming Trees. As leader he released eleven albums, and three collaboration albums with Isobel Campbell, and two with Duke Garwood.
On February 21, 2019, Peter Halsten Thorkelsonaka Peter Tork, died aged 77. He was musician (keyboards, piano, bass guitar, banjo, guitar), songwriter and actor, performed with James Lee Stanley and his band Shoe Suede Blues, recorded wit George Harrison, formed the band Peter Tork Release, but was best known as keyboards and bass player of The Monkees. As leader Tork released one album.
On February 13, 2021, Louis Clark died aged 73. He was musician (keyboards) and arranger, member of the band The Buccaneers (later Monopoly), worked with The Raymond Froggatt Band, Renaissance, Annie Haslam and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, but was best known for his work Electric Light Orchestra and Hooked on Classics.
On February 4, 2022, Marko Brecelj died aged 70. He was musician (guitar), singer and song writer, member of Trije črnci, Duo Zlatni zubi, Marjanov čudni zajec, Javna Dvaja, worked with SRP, Strelnikoff, but was best known as founding member, singer and main lyricist of the band Buldožer. As leader Brecelj released four albums.
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 December 30, 2020, Thomas Neal Cartmell aka Alto Reed, died aged 72. He was musician (saxophone), recorded and performed with Grand Funk Railroad, Dave Mason, Foghat, Spencer Davis, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Enchantment, Jamie Oldaker, George Terry, Tico Torres, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, George Thorogood, Robin Gibb, Holograf and The Ventures, but was best known as member of the Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band.
On December 19, 2021, Billy Conway died aged 66. He was musician (drums, percussion), member of Treat Her Right, toured as duo with Jeffrey Foucault, backed Chris Smither, but was best known as member and drummer of Morphine.
On December 20, 2020 Pelle Alsing died aged 60. He was musician (drums), member of the band Ratata, performed with the likes of Lisa Nilsson, Niklas Strömstedt and Ulf Lundell, but was best known as member and drummer of band Roxette.