David Van Cortlandt Crosby August 14, 1941 – January 19, 2023

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.

Jeff Beck 24 June 1944 – 10 January 2023

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

Manuel Göttsching 9 September 1952 – 4 December 2022

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

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

Wilko Johnson – John Peter Wilkinson-12 July 1947 – 21 November 2022

Wilko Johnson – John Peter Wilkinson-12 July 1947 – 21 November 2022 was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter and occasional actor. He was a member of the pub rock/rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood in the 1970s. Johnson was known for his distinctive guitar playing style which he achieved by not using a guitar pick but playing fingerstyle guitar. This enabled him to play rhythm guitar and riffs or solos at the same time creating a highly percussive guitar sound.
Johnson and Dr. Feelgood were an influence on the English punk movement.

Julian Keith Levene 18 July 1957 – 11 November 2022

Julian Keith Levene 18 July 1957 – 11 November 2022 was an English musician who was a founding member of both the Clash and Public Image Ltd (PiL). While Levene was in PiL, their 1978 debut album Public Image: First Issue reached No 22 in the UK album charts, and its lead track “Public Image” broke the top 10 UK single chart.
Levene was born and raised in London, and although initially influenced by progressive rock his musical taste changed after meeting fellow Clash founder Mick Jones. His punk and post punk guitar sounds have been described as “both melodic and discordant, sonorous and violent”