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LawrenceA

Music World Obituaries

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I thought I would start a thread dedicated to the passing of musical figures, regardless of genre. The biggest names will of course warrant their own threads, but lesser-known figures deserve recognition as well. This was inspired by the death of...

Yvonne Staples (circa 1937 - April 10, 2018) - Vocalist, member of The Staple Singers, inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Mavis Staples, "Pops" Staples, Cleotha Staples, Yvonne Staples

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Tony Kinman - (age 63) singer and bass guitarist for early West Coast punk band the Dils. The Dils had a short but loud period of relevance in the late 70's. They also appeared in Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke.

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Steve Coy (age 56) - drums, keyboards in Dead or Alive, British pop, new wave, dance band that had a major hit with 1985's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)". Flamboyant lead singer Pete Burns died in 2016.

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