James Wesley "Red" Holloway, saxophonist, born 31 May 1927; died 25 February 2012.
what a most incredible resume:
Yusef Lateef, Dexter Gordon, Willie Dixon, Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rushing, Arthur Prysock, Dakota Staton, Eddie Vinson, Wardell Gray, Sonny Rollins, Red Rodney, Lester Young, Joe Williams, Redd Foxx, B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Aretha Franklin, Sonny Stitt, Memphis Slim, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Etta James......
William Everett Strange.
Guitarist, arranger and songwriter, born 29 September 1930; died 22 February 2012.
Part of the astonishing Wrecking Crew.
Collaborated with Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Phil Spector, the Sinatra family, the Everly Brothers, Jan and Dean, Lee Hazlewood, Duane Eddy and Love. Good Lord Almighty....
Songwriter, born 19 December 1925; died 5 March 2012.
Composer, along with his younger brother Richard for some wonderful films as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Aristocats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as other Walt Disney productions.
Such effervescence in his songs; Mary Poppins alone would be a lifetime's achievement but the others too? simply sublime.
Rest In Peace Mœbius.
a real artist in every sense of the word. very sad.
Moebeus, who I once had the very great pleasure of working with. We lost a creative genius, and a very kind man.
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I hope you are at peace
Ronnie Montrose joined the Heart of Gold band after a long battle with prostrate cancer, and what an addition he is, I remember in 72 when Montrose hit the airwaves with this unknown singer and those awesome guitar riffs, he will be missed.
Davy Jones singer for the Monkees, amerika's answer to the beatles, the "cute" monkey. I remember back in 67, I was just a wee lad and was a big monkey fan, my older brother and I went to see the Monkees, I had no idea who Jimi Hendrix was, being but 13 I was one of those "Davy, Mickey screamers", but my brother had heard him and he was there to see Jimi, I wanted Davy. Then, I heard Hendrix and it was a life changing moment. I would never listen to surf music again.
Rest in Peace
Both gone before their time.