In the past few weeks we have been holding off on our normal weekly song posts and doing some “in memory” of some of rock and rolls more famous artists who have passed away lately. There have been a few of the more famous artists that have passed and have been memorized in other blogs that we read so in this post we will not be mentioning those artists. The writers of the blogs did outstanding jobs in there writings and there is not much more we could add to them. Today we would like to mention a few “music artists” that are famous and didn’t play rock music but their contributed to music as a whole has meant a lot to the music that we listen to today. And we would like to put a “shout out” to maybe a couple lesser known rock artists that didn’t get all the hoopla that the other artists got after they passed away. May you all R.I.P.
- Maurice White the founding member of what might be the greatest Funk, Soul and R&B bands of all time, Earth Wind and Fire
- Richie Haven’s a singer-songwriter and guitarist who had the privilege to play at Woodstock.
- Dale Griffin drummer and one of the founding members of Moot the Hoople. We will be posting about one of their songs here someday.
- Dan Hicks who was the leader of the band Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Dan and his band were also a part of the San Francisco Sound in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
- Natalie Cole the daughter of one of the greatest jazz singers that ever lived, Nat King Cole. The beauty in her voice was magnificent and after her early struggles with drugs she turned her career around to become a Grammy Award winning artist.
Lets Groove (Earth Wind and Fire)
Here Comes the Sun (Ritchie Havens at Woodstock)
All the Young Dudes (Mott the Hoople)
I Scare Myself (Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks)
Natalie Cole (Virtual Duet with her dad Nat King Cole)