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Quartz Confirm Death of Former Singer Mike ‘Taffy’ Taylor

Mike "Taffy" Taylor, the singer best known for his status as the founding vocalist for veteran British heavy metal band Quartz, has died.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Stanley ‘Buckwheat Zydeco’ Dural, Jr., Ambassador of Zydeco, Dies

As Buckwheat Zydeco, Dural worked with rockers like Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and Paul Simon.

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Claridge Records
Claridge Records

Jerry Corbetta, Lead Singer for Sugarloaf, Dies

The vocalist and keyboardist behind the 1970 smash "Green-Eyed Lady" has died.

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Record Plant Diaries
Record Plant Diaries

Record Plant Co-Founder Chris Stone Dies at 81

Jimi Hendrix's 'Electric Ladyland' was the first album recorded at a Record Plant facility. Later, the Eagles' 'Hotel California' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' were completed there, too.

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Warner Bros.

Van Morrison Producer Lewis Merenstein Dead at 81

Lewis Merenstein, the producer who helmed Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and served as executive producer for his Moondance LP, has died at the age of 81.

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A&M

Founding Y&T Drummer Leonard Haze Dies at 61

Leonard Haze, the original drummer for veteran Bay Area rock band Y&T, has died at the age of 61.

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Marsaili McGrath, Getty Images

Jerry Heller, Music Industry Veteran, Dies

Heller was an agent and promoter in the '60s and '70s before founding Ruthless Records.

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Amir E. Aharoni / Creative Commons

Gong Co-Founder Gilli Smyth Dead at 83

Gilli Smyth, the poet and singer whose distinctive atonal style was a critical component of Gong's early sound, has died at the age of 83.

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TootsThielemans.com

Renowned Harmonica Player Toots Thielemans Dead at 94

Multi-instrumentalist Toots Thielemans, whose unique mastery of the harmonica made him an in-demand session player as well as a successful recording artist in his own right, has died.

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Preston Hubbard, Ex-Bassist for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dies

Hubbard played bass with the Fabulous Thunderbirds during their commercial peak.

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