Ray Manzarek, a founding member of The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complimented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74.
Rock & Roll Heaven: "UNDERCOVER ANGEL" SINGER DEAD AT 72
Alan O'Day (1940-2013)
Singer/songwriter Alan O'Day, who recorded Undercover Angel and wrote Helen Reddy's Angie Baby, Cher's Train Of Thought, and the Righteous Brothers' Rock And Roll Heaven, died of brain cancer at his Westwood, CA home on May 17. He was 72.
Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon, has died at the age of 69. His family released a statement saying he died peacefully on April 18 surrounded by family and friends.
Music producer and engineer Phil Ramone, a technical innovator and winner of multiple Grammy Awards, died Saturday morning in a New York hospital. He was 72. Ramone suffered an aortic aneurysm in late February and had been hospitalized in critical condition.
Rock & Roll Heaven: JAMES BOND TRUMPET LEGEND DEAD AT 68
Derek Watkins (1945-2013)
It is very likely you won't recognize his name but if you've ever seen a James Bond film, you will, without question, recognize his music.
Derek Watkins, who played on every Bond film from Dr. No through Quantum Solace, died March 22 after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 68.
Rock & Roll Heaven: SOFT MACHINE CO-FOUNDER DEAD AT 68
Kevin Ayers (1944-2013)
Kevin Ayers, one of the most influential figures in the history of British psychedelia, has died. Ayers died in his sleep on February 18 at his home in the village of Montolieu, France. The singer-songwriter and founding member of the band Soft Machine was 68.
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