Farewell to these artists and industry innovators

Bruce Rowland – 1939-2015


Bruce Rowland, who passed away last week, was one of the last great early seventies session men, the propulsion behind a stream of classic hits – and classic festivals, too; as a member of Joe Cocker’s Grease Band, that’s him …

Twinkle – Goodnight


She only had a couple of hits, but one of them remains among the most affecting of all the so-called “death songs” that clung to the charts in the early 1960.  Lynn “Twinkle” Ripley was just sixteen when “Terry” brought …

Tracy Partridge – she made us happy


Suzanne Crough, who died on April 27 aged 52, was the little sister that America didn’t know it needed – but which it was certainly happy it had. While her four televisual siblings… Keith and Laurie, Danny and the Christophers… could …

Obituaries for February 2013

Magic Slim promotional photo

Farewell to Bobby Rogers, Van Cliburn, Richard Street, Don Toler, Alvin Breeden, Kevin Ayers, Tony Sheridan, Magic Slim, Diane Charlotte Lampert, Cleotha Staples, Otis Harris, Rick Huxley and Mindy McCready.