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Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:02 PM

A surprising number of drummers have met their demise this year. Below is a list of some the more notable ones that have passed on.
  • Robert Dorsey, 58, "various bands", cancer – died Jan. 9th, 2005
  • Spencer Dryden, 66, "Jefferson Airplane", cancer – died Jan. 11th, 2005
  • Mark Evans, 48, "Warrior Soul", strangulation – died Jan. 26th, 2005
  • Jim Capaldi, 60, "Traffic", cancer – died Jan. 28th, 2005
  • Keith Knudsen, 56, "Doobie Brothers", pneumonia – died Feb. 8th, 2005
  • Dick Thyne, 59, "Sandelles", motorcycle accident – died Feb. 11th, 2005
  • Chris Curtis, 63, "The Searchers", natural causes – died Feb. 28th, 2005
  • Larry Bunker, 76, "various bands", stroke – died Mar. 8th, 2005
  • Jakson Spires, 53, "Blackfoot", brain hemorrhage – died Mar. 16th, 2005
  • Ken Johnson, 53, "Steve Miller Band & The Chi-Lites", diabetes – died Mar. 19th, 2005
  • Russell Hayes-Cook, 52, "The Geritones", heart attack – died Mar. 24th, 2005
  • Paul Hester, 46, "Crowded House", suicide – died Mar. 28th, 2005
  • Barry Stern, 27, "Zoetrope", complications from surgery – died Apr. 1st, 2005
  • Stan Levey, 79, "various bands", cancer – died Apr. 19th, 2005
  • Frankie LaRocka, 51, "Bryan Adams", heart surgery complication – died May 11th, 2005
  • Basil Kirchin, 77, cancer – died June 18th, 2005
  • Michael Dahlquist, 39, "Silkworm", car accident – died July 14th, 2005

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:26 PM

So how about a list of ones still alive but old/sick?
There were three of us in the morgue so it was rather crowded

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:20 PM

football_fan, on Jul 29 2005, 04:02 PM, said:

[*]Basil Kirchin, 77, cancer – died June 18th, 2005
I didn't know he was dead, an acquired taste was Mr Kirchin, but certainly worth the effort.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:41 PM

Maybe Lars Ulrich will be next.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:47 PM

Some drummer Jokes.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 01:15 AM

janeo, on Jul 29 2005, 11:26 AM, said:

So how about a list of ones still alive but old/sick?
Charlie Watts, 64 of the Rolling Stones was diagnosed with throat cancer last year, but has since recovered.

There are 2 other drummers that I have in mind that are in ill health:
  • Chris Wilson, 26, "Good Charlotte" – left his band due to an undisclosed illness (rumored to be leukemia)
  • Billy Brimblecom, "Blackpool Lights & formerly The Start" - cancer

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:19 PM

Carlo Little

Was asked to be the drummer with the Rolling Stones, but turned it down. Drummed with Screaming Lord Sutch, amongst others.

Can't find much more than this brief obit at the moment.
Oh, Mickey! What's EGREGIOUS?!

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:29 PM

True: His burger bars turned a fine trade when The Rolling Stones played at Wembley.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:06 PM

VSBfromH, on Aug 12 2005, 12:19 PM, said:

Carlo Little

Was asked to be the drummer with the Rolling Stones, but turned it down. Drummed with Screaming Lord Sutch, amongst others.

Can't find much more than this brief obit at the moment.
that has to go down as one of the worst show business career moves, like Shelley Long leaving Cheers to pursue her film "career", or Abe Lincoln choosing to go to the theatre.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:30 PM

Cowboy Ronnie, on Aug 12 2005, 01:06 PM, said:

that has to go down as one of the worst show business career moves
Another article says "he opted to stay with Cyril Davies and the All Stars"... 'nuff said!

Seriously though, seems that the man was happy in his choice and didn't regret it. After all, Charlie Watts died about 20 years ago - it's just that nobody noticed!
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Posted 15 August 2005 - 07:30 PM

Here's a more in-depth obit from the Grauniad:

Carlo Little

No wonder "Cyril Davies R&B All-Stars" didn't make it big with a name like that!
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 03:52 PM

Basil Kirchin, who died in Hull this year, as well as being NME drummer of the year , year after year in the 50s, ended up as an experimental avante guarde composer and even got the local Homebase store in hull to shut up shop one day so he could record the squeeky wheels on the trolleys for one of his pieces ! Also in the 50s, years before Hendrix had burnt his guitar, Basil was playing drums that he had set on fire ! a true english eccentric/genius !

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 11:27 PM

Ginger Baker, my favourite drummer of all time, is a spritely 66. From this link it seems he's still gigging and looking not too bad. Probably not a decent DL candidate until at least 2010, I reckon.

However, on the plus side, he did do a prodigious quantity of Heroin, LSD and Speed back in the day. He made Clapton look like Sister Lucia, and Keith Moon look like her novice.
I suspect those heady days of the late 60s/early 70s must be catching up with him...

I'll be wearing a black armband the day he dies but come on, Ginger, give me a Deathlist prediction-come-true to cheer about, eh?

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:37 AM

Seeing this thread inspired me to dig out the DVD of Spinal Tap. My twelve year old watched it as well and got more of the jokes than I would have done at his age.

Classic!
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Posted 28 August 2005 - 04:40 AM

janeo, on Jul 29 2005, 11:26 AM, said:

So how about a list of ones still alive but old/sick?
Max Roach, is an American drummer from the golden age of jazz in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Some of the more notable jazz artists that he performed with include Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell and Miles Davis.

At 81 and in frail health, combined with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, he could be meeting his maker soon.
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Posted 28 August 2005 - 11:25 AM

football_fan, on Aug 28 2005, 05:40 AM, said:

combined with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease,
Max Roach, is an American drummer from the golden age of jazz in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Some of the more notable jazz artists that he performed with include Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell and Miles Davis.

At 81 and in frail health, combined with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, he could be meeting his maker soon.


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Pardon me but I got to run
The fact's uncommonly clear
I got to find who's now the number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here

Excuse me while I disappear

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 03:17 PM

"The Worried Drummer"

Another one down - a real one this time! ;)
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 03:19 PM

Dead drummers "Rock", who can forget "Moon The Loon"? ;)

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 03:33 PM

Mr Magoo, on Sep 14 2005, 05:19 PM, said:

Dead drummers "Rock", who can forget "Moon The Loon"? ;)
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 03:42 PM

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