Musician We Lost in 2018. Continued

Alan Longmuir: June 20, 1948 - July 2, 2018  Alan Longmuir, a founding member of the Bay City Rollers who played multiple instruments, including bass guitar and keyboards, has died in Scotland. He was 70

Richard Swift: March 16, 1977 - July 3, 2018
Richard Swift, singer-songwriter, musician and producer who worked with the Shins and many others, has died at age 41. The multi-instrumentalist was a member of the Shins from 2011 until 2016 and was a touring musician with the Black Keys.

Aretha Franklin: 1942 - August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, affectionately known as "Queen of Soul," died at her home in Detroit on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Blessed with an incredible voice, she was a giant of soul music with her version of Otis Redding’s “Respect,” released in 1967. Her many hit songs included “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Women,” “Freeway of Love,” and “Rock Steady.”

Eddie "Chank" Willis (June 3, 1936 – August 20, 2018)
Eddie "Chank" Willis was an American soul musician. Willis played electric guitar and occasional electric sitar for Motown's in-house studio band, The Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. The muted, propulsive guitar style earned him the nickname "Chank," died August 20 at age 82.

Leslie Carswell Johnson (June 20, 1933 – August 22, 2018),
Leslie Carswell Johnson, better known as Lazy Lester, was an American blues musician who sang and played the harmonica and guitar. His career spanned the 1950s to 2018. Lester died on August 22, 2018, at the age of 85.

Guitarist Ed King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)
Guitarist Ed King was a member of the legendary Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd for their first three albums. King co-wrote the classic rock song "Sweet Home Alabama" and created the iconic guitar riff that opens the song. He was the guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock. He died at age 68.

Marty Balin (1942 – September 27, 2018)
Marty Balin, co-founded the band Jefferson Airplane after meeting guitarist Paul Kantner in 1966. The legendary San Francisco psychedelic rock band was known for 1960s classics such as "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love." He died at 76.

Otis Rush September 29, 2018
Otis Rush (1934 – 2018) was a legendary Chicago blues guitarist known for his fluid jazz influenced style which came to be known in Chicago as the West Side blues sound. He was a major influence on many guitarists including Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana.

Roy Hargrove October 16, 1969 - November 2, 2018
Roy Hargrove was a two-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter considered to be one of the premiere jazz trumpeters of his generation. Hargrove played trumpet on recordings for other artists including Common, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo, Herbie Hancock and other jazz greats.

Glenn Schwartz (March 20, 1941 – November 2, 2018)
Glenn Schwartz was an American guitarist and original member of the James Gang, based in Cleveland, Ohio. He later joined the Los Angeles based blues band Pacific Gas & Electric in 1970. The band drew on blues and soul as the root of their hard rock sound.

Roy Clark (April 15, 1933 - November 15, 2018)
Roy Clark was the popular longtime host of TV's Country Music variety show "Hee Haw." He hosted the show from 1969 until 1997.

Eddie C. Campbell (May 6, 1939 – November 20, 2018) was an American blues guitarist and singer in the Chicago blues scene. In his early years as a professional musician, he played as a sideman with Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Little Johnny Taylor, and Jimmy Reed. In 1976, Willie Dixon hired him to play in the Chicago Blues All-Stars.

Joseph Leon Williams (February 3, 1935–December 1, 2018),
Joseph Leon Williams better known as Jody Williams was an American blues guitarist and singer. His singular guitar playing, marked by flamboyant string-bending, imaginative chord voicing and a distinctive tone, was influential in the Chicago blues scene of the 1950s.

Nancy Wilson ( February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018)
Nancy Wilson was a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer who sang many styles of music but is most closely associated with jazz. Among her notable recordings are the 1964 hit “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” and her debut single, “Guess Who I Saw Today.” Beyond her singing career she was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement, was a spokeswoman for the Urban League, and promoted AIDS awareness.




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