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Musical Deaths 2021:
#1
CARLOS DO CARMO

aged:  81

cause:  aneurysm

not sure whether anyone is aware of his music here, i most certainly am not but he appears to be a musical legend in the Latin world drawing comparrisons to Sinatra and Bennett.
been around since the 1950s
often refered to in the Latin world as "the Sinatra of Portugal's Fado": (Fado being a traditional Portuguese music style)
recipient of Latin Grammy awards and Lifetime Achievement Grammy a few years ago.

the article:  Carlos do Carmo, the 'Sinatra' of Portugal's fado, dies aged 81 (msn.com)

his Wiki:  Carlos do Carmo - Wikipedia

was curious so i found a clip:



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#2
GERRY MARSDEN

aged: 78

cause: heart infection

the article:  Singer Gerry Marsden dies aged 78 (msn.com)

founder/singer/writer for Gerry & The Pacemakers.
second act signed by Brian Epstien...
first act to have their first three singles make it to #1 on the UK singles charts.

Gerry's Wiki:  Gerry Marsden - Wikipedia

Pacemakers' Wiki:  Gerry and the Pacemakers - Wikipedia

RIP GM:

Gerry's father and Grandfather were actually the Captains on the ferry 'cross the Mersey.
the band were given 'lifetime free travel' on the ferry by the City Of Liverpool back in the day.
a privilage Gerry used several times a week the rest of his life.



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#3
ALEX LAIHO  

aged: 41

cause:  all his Wiki says is "long term health issues"

vocals/guitars for Finnish Doom Metal band Children Of Bodom

the article:  Alexi Laiho, frontman for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom, dies suddenly (msn.com)

his Wiki:  Alexi Laiho - Wikipedia

band Wiki:  Children of Bodom - Wikipedia

never heard of them but the band was pretty huge in "metal genre circles"
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#4
At some point during the rather hazy start to this year, I remember hearing that Bob Seger’s saxman had gone to the great gig in the sky, and thinking, wow! – he had such a cool name – Alto Reed. Certainly trips off the tongue a whole lot easier than Thomas Neal Cartmell, which is the name he was given at birth! It’s a bit late, I know, but R.I.P. Alto Reed – he was 72 - it was the other big c … 



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#5
SYLVAIN SYLVAIN  -  New York Dolls founding member

aged: 69

cause:  cancer

the article:  Sylvain Sylvain death: New York Dolls co-founder and guitarist dies aged 69 (msn.com)

his Wiki:  Sylvain Sylvain - Wikipedia

Dolls Wiki:  New York Dolls - Wikipedia

wasnt really a fan but i did like their debut single:



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#6
^^
Is this the band we saw up in Cleveland?

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#7
^^
Yup, i believe it was...
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#8
PHIL SPECTOR  

aged:   81

cause:  the big C  (coronavirus!)

the article:  Phil Spector dies aged 81 of coronavirus complications (msn.com)

Wiki:  Phil Spector - Wikipedia

two  sides to Spector from the music producer to the sadistic way he treated women and children and eventually as a murderer.
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#9
The man who gave us this piece of music has gone forward. He was 87 and Perry Botkin Jr. is his name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlv32UEazGc

God bless you and his family always!!!

Holly
Listen to my most favorite singer here sometime, James Otto that is!
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#10
Hilton Valentine:  lead guitar for The Animals

aged: 77

cause: undisclosed at this time

the article:  Animals Guitarist Hilton Valentine Dies (ultimateclassicrock.com)

his Wiki:  Hilton Valentine - Wikipedia

Animals Wiki:  The Animals - Wikipedia

i mean come on,
who doesnt love his guitar on this classic:



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