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Skyliners Singer Wally Lester Dies at 73

Calico Records
Calico Records

Wally Lester, and original member of the doo-wop group the Skyliners, died of pancreatic cancer on April 21.

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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya’s Mother Dies

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Tina Araya, the mother of Slayer lead singer Tom Araya, has died.

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Bob Burns, Original Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies

Bob Burns
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Burns, who founded the band and drummed on their first two albums, was killed in a single-car crash.

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Cynthia Lennon Dies at 75

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon's first wife and mother to their son Julian, has succumbed to cancer at the age of 75.

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Preston Ritter, Electric Prunes Drummer, Dies at 65

Electric Prunes
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Preston Ritter, who drummed on the Electric Prunes' hits "I Had to Much to Dream (Last Night)" and "Get Me to the World on Time," died yesterday.

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Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dies

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James Goulden Photography, Getty Images

Jeremy Brown, lead guitarist for Scott Weiland's band the Wildabouts, has passed away.

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Chris Hardman, Former Contestant on Gene Simmons’ ‘Rock School,’ Dies at 24

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Chris Hardman, the singer whose career as the performer known as Lil' Chris took off after his appearance on Gene Simmons' reality series Rock School in 2006, has passed away at the age of 24.

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Twisted Sister Drummer AJ Pero Dies at 55

Twisted Sister
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AJ Pero, the drummer for Twisted Sister, has died at the age of 55.

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Left Banke Co-Founder Michael Brown Dies at 65

Smash
Smash

Michael Brown, the keyboard player and songwriter whose brief tenure with the Left Banke produced the band's classic hits "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina," has passed away at the age of 65.

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Free Bassist Andy Fraser Dies at 62

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Michael Putland, Getty Images

Andy Fraser, bassist with Free and co-composer of the classic "All Right Now," has died at 62.

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