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FORMER ROCK BAND MEMBER HAS DIED

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Kingsmen (from left) Jack Ely, Lynn Easton, Bob Nordby, and Mike Mitchell.

The Kingsmen, a 1960s garage rock band from Portland, Oregon
are known for their 1963 recording of
Richard Berry‘s "Louie
Louie
". It  held the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts for six
weeks and became a popular classic. Members Lynn Easton
and Jack Ely from David Douglas High School formed a band
that would eventually be named the Kingsmen.
 


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Lynn Easton (easton3875) on Pinterest

“We lost a member of our Kingsmen family today,
Saturday April 25.

Lynn was a fun kid, a talented man, loving father
and he will forever be missed but never forgotten.

Our deepest sympathies, hearts and prayers go
out to his family. RIP brother.”
(From the Kingsmen website)

    
   


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THE PDX RETRO BLOG REMEMBERS ~

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Clear Lake, IA: 43.22037n -93.37556w Buddy holly Richie Vallens Big bopper memorial site
Crash site as it looks today is located west of intersection of 315th
Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA.

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This 1947 Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza is the same type aircraft in which Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed.
 

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FOUNDING BAND MEMBER IS DEAD AT 70

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Lawrence E. Junstrom (June 22, 1949 – October 6, 2019)

(Fox News) – Larry Junstrom, a founding member of the Southern rock
band
Lynyrd Skynyrd and bassist for .38 Special, has died. 

The announcement was made on Sunday via .38 Special’s Facebook
page. Junstrom played with the band from 1977 until his retirement
in 2014, due to a hand injury which required surgery.

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38 Special band members walk the red carpet at the 34th Annual
Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show in Atlanta,
Ga., on Oct. 14, 2012.

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BEACH BOY MUSICIAN IS 77 TODAY

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Bruce Arthur Johnston (Benjamin Baldwin)

Singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer Bruch Johnston is best known as a member of the Beach Boys. In 1965, Johnston
joined the band for live performances, filling in for the group’s co-founder
Brian Wilson, who had quit touring in order to spend more
time in the studio. Johnston then became a contributing member
on subsequent albums.

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The Beach Boys today from left: Bruch Johnston, Al Jardine, Brian
Wilson, Mike Love and David Marks.

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FRONTMAN HAS DIED AT 69

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Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017)

Gregg Allman, the legendary frontman of The Allman Brothers, died Saturday
at his home in Savannah, Georgia due to complications of liver cancer. He had
a history of health problems in the past and underwent a liver transplant in
2010.

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