Obituaries

Farewell to these artists and industry innovators

Remembering David Peel

David Peel – died, April 6, 2017… in New York.  Where else? If you’re being painfully honest about it, there’s not much to be said for the Apple label’s non-Beatles output. A bunch of great singles, a few fine albums, the odd …

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 …