Richard Anthony Monsour May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019

Richard Anthony Monsour (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), better known by his stage name Dick Dale, was an American rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered and created what many call the surf music style, drawing on Middle-Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverberation. He worked closely with Fender to produce custom made amplifiers, including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier.He pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing distorted, “thick, clearly defined tones” at “previously undreamed-of volumes.” The “breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique” and showmanship with the guitar is considered a precursor to heavy metal music, influencing guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

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Keith Charles Flint 17 September 1969 – 4 March 2019

Keith Charles Flint (17 September 1969 – 4 March 2019) was an English singer, musician and dancer, best known as a vocalist and dancer for the electronic music band The Prodigy. Flint performed vocals on both of The Prodigy’s UK number one singles – “Firestarter” and “Breathe” – which were released in 1996. He was also the lead singer of his own band Flint. More recently he had success as a motorcycle race team owner and manager

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Douglas Sandom 26 February 1930 27 February 2019

Douglas Sandom 26 February 1930 27 February 2019 was an English drummer who was the first drummer for the rock band The Who.
During the infancy of the band’s career, while they were playing as the Detours (around mid-1962), Sandom, a bricklayer, joined as drummer. However, while the other members of the band were in their late teens, Sandom was already in his early thirties, and the difference in age caused problems in the band.In 1964,the band discovered that there was another group called the Detours. On Valentine’s Day 1964, they changed their name to the Who.
No recordings with Sandom playing with the band were ever released.

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