2010: BORN TO LOSE

2010 is almost DEAD… Here are some rock ‘n’ rollers who passed this year…

JAY REATARD


born May 1st, 1980 in Lilbourn, Missouri.

of the Reatards, Shattered Records, Nervous Patterns, The Final Solutions,  Lost Sounds, Angry Angles, Terror Visions, Bad Times, Evil Army, Useless Eaters and Jay Reatard (solo)

died January 13th in Memphis, Tennessee.

Reatards – Stayce

Angry Angles – Crowds

Lost Sounds – I Get Nervous

Final Solutions – Tammy

Last show performance ever 2009 New Year’s Eve feat. Ryan Sweeny (on Drums, Cheap Time) and I (Seth Sutton, Useless Eaters)

R.I.P.

PETER STEELE

Born January 4th, 1962 in Brooklyn

of Type O Negative, Carnivore and Fallout

died April 14th.

Carnivore – God Is Dead

Fallout – Rock Hard

Type O Negative – Black no. 1 (sick goth jam from ’93)

ALEX CHILTON


Born December 28th, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee

of Box Tops, Big Star, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, solo career

Alex Chilton – Like Flies on Sherbert

Big Star – In The Street

Box Tops – The Letter (Age 17)

died March 17th in New Orleans, Louisiana

ANDY HUMMEL


of Big Star

Big Star (Andy on vocals) – Way Out West

died July 19th in Weatherford, TX

RICHARD DELVY


died February 6th

drummer for surf rock band Bel-Airs, who had a hit in 1961 with “Mr. Moto”.

BOBBY CHARLES


died January 14th

Bobby Charles – Later Alligator

TEDDY PENDERGRASS

died January 13th

Love TKO

PETE QUAIFE

founding member and bassist of the Kinks. He was in the band fro 1962 until 1972

Born December 31st, 1943 in Tavistock, Devon, England.

Died June 21st.

The Kinks – Tired Of Waiting

The Kinks – Dead End Street

MARVIN ISLEY

the youngest member of the family music group the Isley Brothers and was the bass guitarist.

Died June 6th

Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark (one of my personal favorite songs ever. Later sampled by Ice Cube)

PAUL GRAY

of Slipknot

RONNIE JAMES DIO

Born July 10th, 1942

of Dio, and later Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell

Dio – Holy Diver

BOBBY HEBB


Born July 26th. 1938 in Nashville, Tennesee

Best known for his 1966 hit “Sunny”, later covered by Stevie Wonder and Cher. It was written after Hebb’s older brother, Harold, was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub.

Bobby Hebb – “Sunny”

GREGORY ISAACS

Born July 15th 1951 in Kingston Jamaica

The New York Times has described Isaacs as “the most exquisite vocalist in reggae”. His nicknames included Cool Ruler and Lonely Lover.

Gregory Issacs  – Front Door

SOLOMON BURKE


Born March 21st, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died October 10th

Solomon Burke – Cry To Me

MIKE EDWARDS

Born May 31st, 1948 in Ealing, London, England.

Celloist of Electric Light Orchestra

ELO – Mr. Blue Sky

DON GLEN VLIET AKA CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

Born January 15th, 1941 in Glendale, California.

Died December 17th in Arcata, California

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band – Sure Nuff n Yes I Do

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band – I’m Gonna Boogiarize You

NASHVILLE’S DEAD 2010

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2 responses to “2010: BORN TO LOSE”

  1. mamapopowitz says:

    r.i.p. ronnie

  2. ederd01 says:

    Trout Mask Replica: one of the best albums of the last century!!

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