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FORMER ROCK GROUP LEADER–DEAD AT 81

Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81

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Spencer Davis (Spencer David Nelson Davies
(July 17, 1939 – October 19, 2020)
 

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist
and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had
1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and
“I’m a Man,” has died.

Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died
in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia,
not giving a location, but British media reported
that Davis lived in California.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Davis began working 
as a musician while he was a student at the 
University of Birmingham.

Spencer Davis, RIP

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ROCK GUITAR LEGEND HAS DIED AT 65

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Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen
(January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020)


Eddie Van Halen
, the guitarist and songwriter who helped give the
rock band Van Halen its name and sound, died Tuesday after a
battle with cancer.  His death was announced by his son, Wolf
Van Halen, on Twitter.

 

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GROUP CO-FOUNDER HAS DIED AT 73

Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder and Guitar Great, Dead at 73 ...

Peter Green dead at 73 – Fleetwood Mac co-founder dies peacefully ...
Peter Green (Peter Allen Greenbaum)
(October 29, 1946 – July 25, 2020)

According to a family statement released on Saturday, the English
singer-guitarist Peter Green died in his sleep. He was co-founder
of Fleetwood Mac. 

Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. His
songs, included "Albatross", and "Black Magic Woman".  

Rolling Stone ranked Green at number 58 in its list of the "100 Greatest
Guitarists of All Time".

Albums I Wish Existed: Peter Green - ...and on guitar (1971)

Fleetwood Mac
An early line-up of Fleetwood Mac (L-R): Peter Green, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Mick Fleetwood and Danny Kirwan.

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GUITAR SELLS FOR A PRINCE OF A PRICE!

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A custom guitar played by Prince at the height
of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s has sold for a staggering $563,500 at
auction.

The “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar skyrocketed beyond the estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 it was expected to fetch at the Music Icons sale run by
Julien’s Auctions on Friday and Saturday in Beverly Hills.

Prince played the blindingly blue guitar with the artist’s “love” symbol on its
neck beginning on the 1984 Purple Rain Tour, on the classic albums
“Lovesexy” and “Sign O’ The Times.” He used it into the early 1990s.

Iconic Prince guitar that was once thought lost is sold for over ...
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

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A BOSSA NOVA PIONEER HAS DIED AT 88

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João Gilberto(Prado Pereira de Oliveira) (June 10, 1931 – July 6, 2019)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and
songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that
gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of
the South American nation, died Saturday. Journalist and bossa nova
scholar Ruy Castro called the death of Gilberto a "monumental" loss.

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