Gord Lewis (1956/1957 – August 2022)
Teenage Head is a Canadian punk rock group from Hamilton, Ontario,that was popular in Canada during the early 1980s.The band’s name is a reference to The Flaming Groovies’ 1971 album Teenage Head, which Gord Lewis had seen advertised in a music magazine and decided that he, one day, would form a band with that name. Teenage Head was formed in 1975
1980’s gold-selling Frantic City was the band’s breakthrough album, making them stars across Canada with the hit singles “Let’s Shake” and “Somethin’ On My Mind
Judith Durham Judith Mavis Cock; 3 July 1943 – 5 August 2022 was an Australian singer, songwriter and musician who became the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group the Seekers in 1963.The group became the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States and have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Durham left the group in mid 1968 to pursue her solo career. In 1993, Durham began to make sporadic recordings and performances with the Seekers.
Manuel Charlton 25 July 1941 – 5 July 2022 was a founding member of the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth and was their lead guitarist from 1968 to 1990. Nazareth had several hits in the United Kingdom, They established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog, which featured their hits “Hair of the Dog” and a cover of the ballad “Love Hurts”.
Alexander “Alec” John Such November 14, 1951 June 5, 2022
He is the former bass guitarist for the rock band Bon Jovi, playing in the band from 1983 until his dismissal in 1994.
After leaving Bon Jovi, Such has managed a couple of local New Jersey bands, and also owns a motorcycle shop in New York City. Such joined Bon Jovi at Giants Stadium at the end of their One Wild Night Tour in July 2001. Afterwards he retired from the music industry.
Ronald Cornett Hawkins, January 10, 1935 – May 29, 2022 was an American-Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter whose career spanned more than half a century. It began in Arkansas, where he was born and raised. He found success in Ontario, Canada, and lived there for most of his life. He is considered highly influential in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada.
Also known as “Rompin’ Ronnie”, “Mr. Dynamo” or “The Hawk”, he was one of the key players in the 1960s rock scene in Toronto. He performed all across North America and recorded more than 25 albums. His hit songs include covers of Chuck Berry’s “Thirty Days” (retitled “Forty Days”) and Young Jessie’s “Mary Lou”, a song about a gold digger. Other well-known recordings are a cover of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” , “Hey! Bo Diddley”, and “Susie Q”, which was written by his cousin, rockabilly artist Dale Hawkins.
Andrew John Leonard Fletcher 8 July 1961 – 26 May 2022, also known as Fletch, was an English keyboard player, DJ, and a founding member of the electronic band Depeche Mode. In 2020, Fletcher was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Depeche Mode.
Richard “Ric” J. Parnell 13 August 1951 – 1 May 2022 was an English rock drummer. Notable for his work in the band Atomic Rooster, he is probably best known for his role as the ill-fated drummer Mick Shrimpton in the film This Is Spinal Tap.
Randy Rand , – April 26, 2022 whose real name is Randall Schuchart, is an American musician who played the role of bassist in the hard-rock group Autograph . Prior to the creation of Autograph, Randy Rand was the bassist on Masters of the Airwaves , Wolfgang and The Offenders , before accompanying Lita Ford in 1983. Since the separation of Autograph in 1989, Autograph is an American glam metal band formed in Pasadena, California in 1984, best known for their hair metal anthem “Turn Up the Radio”. The song was their only top-40 hit, making them a one-hit wonder.
Bobby Rydell-Robert Louis Ridarelli, April 26, 1942 – April 5, 2022 was an American singer and actor, who mainly performed rock and roll music. In the early 1960s, he was considered a teen idol. His most well-known songs include “Wild One” and “Volare” (cover), and he appeared in the movie Bye Bye Birdie in 1963.
Oliver Taylor Hawkins February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022 was an American musician. He was best known as the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, with whom he recorded eight studio albums. Before joining the band in 1997, he was the touring drummer for Sass Jordan and Alanis Morissette, as well as the drummer in the progressive experimental band Sylvia.