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Geoffrey James “Geoff” Nicholls

Geoffrey James “Geoff” Nicholls (28 February 1944 – 28 January 2017) was a British musician and keyboardist, and longtime member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, until 2004. Nicholls also played in the NWOBHM band Quartz, before joining Black … Continue reading

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Ronald Marvell Thomas

Ronald Marvell Thomas (August 22, 1941 – January 23, 2017) was an American keyboardist known for his work in Memphis Soul, and son of the man dubbed “Memphis’s other King”, Rufus Thomas. His sister Carla Thomas was known as the … Continue reading

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Pete Overend Watts of Mott the Hoople (1947 – 2017)

Watts was born in Yardley, Birmingham, on 13 May 1949, he moved as a child to Worthing, Sussex, and then to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, where he started learning guitar while at Ross Grammar School. His real middle name, Overend – which … Continue reading

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