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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.

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Tasty”, the second Good Rats album. It was recorded in 1974, at “House of Music” in New Jersey, and was produced by Stephan Galfas.


  • Peppi Marchello – lead vocals, harmonica, bats, arrangements
  • Mickey Marchello – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • John “The Cat” Gatto – guitar, arrangements
  • Lenny Kotke – vocals, bass, arrangements
  • Joe Franco – drums, arrangements
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Peppi Marchello.

  1. Back To My Music
  2. Injun Joe
  3. Tasty
  4. Papa Poppa
  5. Klash-Ka-Bob
  6. Fireball Express
  7. Fred Upstairs & Ginger Snappers
  8. 300 Boys
  9. Phil Fleish
  10. Songwriter

On December 10, 2021.

On December 10, 2021, Robert Michael Nesmith died aged 78. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. Nesmith was member of the bands The Strangers and The First National Band, but was known as member of The Monkees. In 1981, he won the first “Grammy Award” given for “Video of the Year” for his hour-long television show “Elephant Parts”.

On November 11, 2021.

On November 11, 2021, Graeme Charles Edge died aged 80. He was musician (drums, percussion), songwriter and poet, best known as co-founder and drummer of the Moody Blues. He also had his own band, Graeme Edge Band, with whom he released 13 albums. In 2018, as member of the Moody Blues, Edge was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. 

On November 1, 2008.

On November 1, 2008, James Carl Inkanish, Jr. aka Jimmy Carl Black died aged 70. He was musician (drums, percussion), vocalist, songwriter and music producer, member of Muffin Men, Captain Beefheart, Geronimo Black, The Grandmothers, Black, Brown and Blue and Strange News From Mars, but was best known as a drummer and vocalist of The Mothers of Invention. As leader he released 21 albums.

On October 8, 2020.

On October 8, 2020, Brian Locking died aged 81. He was musician (bass guitar double bass, piano, harmonica, clarinet) and songwriter, worked as session musician with Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Joe Brown, Conway Twitty, Vince Taylor & His Playboys,  and Brenda Lee, but was best known as bass player of The Wildcast and The Shadows.

On September 26, 2003.

On September 26, 2003, Robert Allen Palmer died aged 54. He was musician (guitar, vocal), songwriter and music producer, member of bands Joe Vinegar and The Power Station. He had powerful, distinctive, gritty, soulful voice and sartorial elegance, his music combined soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues elements. Palmer had successful solo career, received a number of awards, including “ASCAP Pop Music Award” for “Most Performed Songs” (1986 and 1990), two “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” (1989), “MTV Video Music Award” (1986), “Pollstar Concert Industry Awards” for “Small Hall Tour Of The Year” (1987). As leader Palmer released 15 albums.

On September 13, 2019.

On September 13, 2019, Edward Joseph Mahoney aka Eddie Money died aged 70. He was musician (keyboards, saxophone, harmonica), singer and songwriter, with more than three decades long career. Money had biggest success in the second half of the seventies and in through the eighties, with songs like “Baby Hold On”, “Two Tickets to Paradise”, “Think I’m in Love”, “Shakin'”, “Take Me Home Tonight”, “I Wanna Go Back”, “Walk on Water”, and “The Love in Your Eyes”. He released eleventh albums.

On September 13, 2005.

On September 13, 2015, Gary Dean Richrath died aged 65. He was musician (guitar, slide guitar), singer, songwriter and producer, member of the band Suburban 9 to 5, but was best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter of REO Speedwagon (1970 – 1989). As leader, Richrath released one album.

On September 11, 2020.

On September 11, 2020, Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert, died aged 77. He was musician (guitar, Hammond organ), singer and songwriter, regarded as reggae pioneer, with six decades long career. He had major influence on popularizing reggae music with songs like “Monkey Man”, “Funky Kingston” and “Pressure Drop”. Even the genre’s name is credited as genesis from his 1968’s song “Do the Reggay”. With his band Toots and the Maytals, he won “Grammy Award” in 2006, for his album “True Love”.