Tom Verlaine Thomas Miller, December 13, 1949 – January 28, 2023 was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known as the frontman of the New York City rock band Television.
David Van Cortlandt Crosby August 14, 1941 – January 19, 2023 was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby joined the Byrds in 1964. Crosby appeared on the Byrds’ first five albums. In 1967 he joined Buffalo Springfield on stage. He subsequently formed Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968 with Stephen Stills (of Buffalo Springfield) and Graham Nash of the Hollies. After the release of their debut album CSN won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1969.
Geoffrey Arnold Beck 24 June 1944 – 10 January 2023 was an English rock guitarist. He rose to prominence with the Yardbirds and after fronted the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. In 1975, he switched to a mainly instrumental style, with a focus on innovative sound, and his releases spanned genres ranging from blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion, and a blend of guitar-rock and electronica.
Beck ranked in the top five of Rolling Stone and other magazine’s list of 100 greatest guitarists. He was often called a “guitarist’s guitarist”. Rolling Stone described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck did not establish or maintain the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates.He recorded with many artists
Lola Chantrelle Mitchell August 7, 1979 – January 1, 2023, better known by her stage name Gangsta Boo, was an American rapper, who was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the second female member (after K-9) of the Memphis-based hip hop group Three 6 Mafia. She left the group and label sometime in 2002, months after the release of her second album, Both Worlds *69, due to money disputes and issues regarding promotion of her album. She subsequently released mixtapes alongside artists like La Chat and Yelawolf, as well as some solo music. She was featured on albums by clipping. and Run the Jewels. She has been referred to as a pioneer of female rap music.
Fred E. White (born Frederick Eugene Adams; January 13, 1955 – December 2022/January 1, 2023) was an American drummer. He was one of the early members of Earth, Wind & Fire. He previously played drums on Donny Hathaway’s Live album. Earth, Wind & Fire consisting of Fred White along with half-brother Maurice White, brother Verdine White, and other members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.White’s death was announced on January 1, 2023, at the age of 67
Jeremiah Martin Green March 4, 1977 – December 31, 2022 was an American musician best known as a founding member and drummer of the indie rock band Modest Mouse from 1993 to March 2003, and again from May 2004 until his death in December 2022
Anita Marie Pointer (January 23, 1948 – December 31, 2022) was an American singer-songwriter, best known as a founding member of the vocal group the Pointer Sisters
Kim Maiden Simmonds 5 December 1947 – 13 December 2022 was a Welsh rock singer and musician. He was the founder, guitarist, primary songwriter and only consistent member of the blues rock band Savoy Brown. Simmonds led Savoy Brown since its inception in 1965 to its peak and multi-sales. He performed and appeared on every album the band recorded.
Manuel Göttsching (9 September 1952 – 4 December 2022) was a German musician and composer.As the leader of the groups Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra in the 1970s and 80s, as well as a solo artist, he was one of the most influential guitarists of the Krautrock (also known as Kosmische Musik) genre. He also participated in the Cosmic Jokers sessions. His style and technique influenced dozens of artists in the post-Eno ambient and Berlin School of electronic music scenes in the 1980s and 1990s.
Christine Anne McVie 12 July 1943 – 30 November 2022 was an English musician, and the vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac, which she joined in 1970. She also released three solo albums. Her lyrics focused on love and relationships. AllMusic described her as an “Unabashedly easy-on-the-ears singer/songwriter, and the prime mover behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits.” Eight of her songs, including “Don’t Stop”,”Everywhere” and “Little Lies”, appeared on Fleetwood Mac’s 1988 Greatest Hits album. In 1998, McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac