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Each month we lose members of the music community, some big, some small, some nearly forgotten. RNR X RIP provides a place for us to memorialize and celebrate those that have played their last solo, hit their last high note, and taken their final bow. Rock on, brothers and sisters!
Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens.
Blues man Leo Welch.
Curly Seckler, bluegrass legend of the Foggy Mountain Boys and Nasvhille Grass.
Trumpeter Melton Mustafa.
Swiss musician Hannery Amman.
Member of the Japanese Folk Crusaders, Norihiko Hashida.
French singer Johnny Hallyday.
Soul singer Gloria Taylor.
Haitian singer Manno Charlemagne.
Warrel Dane of Nevermore.
Country singer Richard Dobson.
Reggae master MIchael Prophet.
Jazz chanteuse Keely Smith.
South Korean singer Kim Jong-hyun.
Jazz singer (and a personal favorite of mine) Kevin Mahogany.
Jazzman Mundell Lowe.
Finnish guitarist Sir Christus of various projects and bands. Quite the dude.
Jim Forrester of Sixty Watt Shaman.
Monolithically influential drummer, who worked with Albert Ayler, Sonny Murray.
Pianist Chingiz Sadykhov.
Pam the Funktress of The Coup.
Trombonist Roswell Rudd.
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