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Former Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dead at 67

John Thomas "Sib" Hashian, the drummer who played on Boston's first two bestselling LPs, has died at the age of 67.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Chuck Berry Dies at Age 90

Chuck Berry leaves behind a world of music utterly transformed by his presence.

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Tom Hill, Getty Images

Blues Harmonica Legend James Cotton Dead at 81

Known as "Mr. Superharp," James Cotton's final star-studded album included Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes.

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Decca
Decca

Surfaris Guitarist Jim Fuller Dead at 69

Jim Fuller, a co-founding member of the Surfaris whose lead guitar work is heard on the band's signature hit "Wipe Out," has died at the age of 69.

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Grammy-Winning Producer and Label Exec Tommy LiPuma Dead at 80

Tommy LiPuma, a veteran producer and industry executive, has died at the age of 80.

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Facebook

P-Funk Singer Robert ‘P-Nut’ Johnson Dies

Robert "P-Nut" Johnson, whose vocal talents enlivened Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band and George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic, has passed away.

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Y&T Guitarist Joey Alves Dies

Longtime Y&T guitarist Joey Alves has died at the age of 63 after a battle with ulcerative colitis and other health complications.

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YouTube

Lyle Ritz, Wrecking Crew Bassist, Dies

Lyle Ritz played more than 5,000 sessions in Los Angeles, including most of 'Pet Sounds,' and was master of the jazz ukulele.

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CBS Records
CBS Records

Singer-Songwriter Valerie Carter Dies at 64

Singer -songwriter Valerie Carter, who also sang backup on many hit records over the years, has died.

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Merlis For Hire
Merlis For Hire

Bang Records Pioneer Ilene Berns Dies

Ilene Berns took over management of Bang Records at age 24, shortly after the death of her husband, founder Bert Berns.

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