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Bruce Lundvall
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Bruce Lundvall, Record Label Executive, Dies

In a 50-year career, Lundvall ran CBS Records for a stretch and restored the Blue Note label.

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Vertigo Records
Vertigo Records

Mac Poole, Veteran British Drummer, Dies

Mac Poole, who was approached by Robert Plant to be Led Zeppelin's drummer, died on May 21 after a long battle with throat cancer.

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Dean Schachtel, Ronnie James Dio’s Right-Hand Man, Dies at 49

Mere hours after the conclusion of this year's Ronnie James Dio memorial event, one of the people most instrumental for its planning and implementation suddenly passed away.

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B.B. King
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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89

Learn how the son of a sharecropper became a blues legend.

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StanCornyn

Record Executive Stan Cornyn Dies at 81

Stan Cornyn, who carved out an illustrious 32-year career as Warner Bros. Records’ head of creative services, died on May 11 at the age of 81.

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Fin Costello, Getty Images
Fin Costello, Getty Images

Rainbow, Elf and Gary Moore Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63

Craig Gruber, a longtime former collaborator of Ronnie James Dio's, died yesterday after a bout with prostate cancer.

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Brian Cooke, Redferns, Getty Images
Brian Cooke, Redferns, Getty Images

Renaissance Keyboardist John Tout Dies

John Tout, the keyboardist whose playing added a crucial component to Renaissance's sound during the band's most creatively fertile and commercially successful period, has passed away.

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GuyLeBlanc.com

Camel Keyboard Player Guy LeBlanc Dies at 54

Keyboard player Guy LeBlanc, a member of Camel and the founder of prog/jazz band Nathan Mahl, has succumbed to kidney cancer at the age of 54.

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Bang
Bang

Kingsmen Singer Jack Ely Dies at 71

Jack Ely, who sang the Kingsmen's garage-rock classic "Louie Louie," has died at the age of 71.

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Sid Tepper

Elvis Presley Songwriter Sid Tepper Dies at 96

Sid Tepper, who famously co-wrote more than 40 songs for Elvis Presley, is dead at age 96.

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