Edward ‘Ted’ McKenna (born 10 March 1950 in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, died 19 January 2019), was a Scottish drummer, who played with bands The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher, The Michael Schenker Group.He worked as a band member for several artists, including Rory Gallagher from 1978–1981. He worked as a session musician with Greg Lake & Gary Moore in The Greg Lake Band 1980–81; the Michael Schenker Group in 1981–84; Bugatti & Musker, 1982; Ian Gillan; and a solo album for Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty, in 1975.
Ted had his own band after his time in MSG called McKenna’s Gold. Formed at the end of 1986, In 1992, Ted and Zal Cleminson formed The Party Boys. Although primarily known as a rock musician, McKenna also worked with jazz maestro John Etheridge, Juno Award-winning American/Canadian blues guitarist Amos Garrett and American soul duo Womack & Womack as well as Paul Rose, Gwyn Ashton, The Rhumboogie Orchestra, Frank O Hagan, and Fish.
Reggie Young was an American musician who was lead guitarist in the American Sound Studio house band, The Memphis Boys,and was a leading session musician. He played on various recordings with artists such as Elvis Presley, B.J. Thomas, John Prine, Dusty Springfield, Herbie Mann, J.J. Cale, Dionne Warwick, Roy Hamilton, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, the Box Tops, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Joey Tempest, George Strait, and The Highwaymen.
Lorna Doom of the Germs has passed away
The Germs were an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States, originally active from 1976 to 1980. The band’s main early lineup consisted of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom and drummer Don Bolles. They released only one album, 1979’s (GI), produced by Joan Jett, and were featured the following year in Penelope Spheeris’ documentary film The Decline of Western Civilization, which chronicled the Los Angeles punk movement.
The Germs disbanded following Crash’s suicide on December 7, 1980. Their music was influential to many later punk rock acts. Smear went on to achieve greater fame performing with Nirvana and Foo Fighters.
Larry Cunningham January-10-2019 of The Floaters dies
Larry Cunningham and The Floaters had one big hit back in 1977, but wow was it a hit. The Floaters came out of the clubs of Detroit and shot right to the top of the pop and R&B charts with their first single, “Float On.” And folks still love the ballad four decades later. But we are extremely sad today to inform SoulTrackers of the death of group co-founder and all around good guy, Larry Cunningham, after a long illness. He was 67 years old.