Remembering Ray Sawyer

The singer of the iconic song, “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone” passed away on December 31, 2018 at the age of 81.  Usually a back up singer for Dr Hook and the Medicine Show, he sang lead for this song and will always be remembered for it.

 

Remembering David Peel

April 6, 2017 saw the passing of David Peel, founder of David Peel and the Lower East Side.  He and the band were early proponents of “street rock” and embraced the hippie/marijuana culture of the 60’s and 70’s.  One could also say that he was an early punk pioneer as well.  His recording career spanned 6 decades, and his last album was released in 2015.  The clip below is notable as it has some special guests, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and is a live performance on the David Frost Show in 1971.

 

Remembering Brian Carman

Remember that great instrumental “Pipeline”, the one with the great opening riff that basically created a whole new form of guitar playing?  Brian Carman of “The Chantays” played that way back in 1962.  Brian passed away on March 1st, but will always be remembered for this path-finding sound.One of the true pioneers.