R.I.P. 2023 Jeff Beck

Published on January 2nd, 2023 | by Gerry Galipault

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R.I.P. 2023

Notable musicians and other music-related figures who have died this year:

Phil Spalding (former GTR bassist and longtime session player)

Carol Sloane (jazz singer)

Larry Rivera (legendary Hawaiian singer)

Charlie Thomas (longtime member of The Drifters)

Stephen Allen Davis (Nashville singer-songwriter)

Louise Harrison (George Harrison’s older sister, who helped The Beatles break into the U.S. market)

Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night drummer)

Barrett Strong (singer-songwriter had Motown’s first big hit)

Tom Verlaine (Television)

Dean Daughtry (Atlanta Rhythm Section keyboardist)

Sanderson Rasjid, aka Antony “Top” Topham (guitarist and founding member of The Yardbirds)

Lloyd Morrisett (co-creator of “Sesame Street”)

Ginny Redington Dawes (composer of ad jingles)

Lin Brehmer (93XRT Chicago radio host)

Marshall Tucker (Marshall Tucker Band namesake)

Jerry Blavat (legendary Philly DJ)

David Crosby (Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash co-founder)

Van Conner (Screaming Trees bassist and co-founder)

Bruce Gowers (music video director, best known for Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”)

Renée Geyer (Australian singer)

C.J. Harris (“American Idol” alum)

Ray Cordiero (world’s oldest DJ)

Yukihiro Takahashi (drummer and lead vocalist of Yellow Magic Orchestra)

Carl Pagter (bluegrass banjo player)

Vivian Williams (bluegrass fiddler-singer)

Jamie Slocum (Contemporary Christian artist)

Robbie Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive drummer)

Lisa Marie Presley (singer and daughter of Elvis Presley)

Jeff Beck (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist)

Tatjana Patitz (supermodel of ’80s and ’90s starred in George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” video)

Les Brown Jr. (musician-actor and son of band leader Les Brown)

Ilanga (The G-Clefs)

Gordy Harmon (co-founder of The Whispers)

Jack Hayford (pastor and songwriter)

Mark Capps (Grammy-winning recording engineer)

Stan Hitchcock (country singer and founder of Americana Television Network)

Don Williams (last surviving member of the Williams Brothers Quartet)

Alan Rankine (founding member of the Associates)

Sebastian Marino (guitarist for Overkill and Anvil)

Fred White (longtime Earth, Wind & Fire drummer)

Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia)

R.I.P. 2022

R.I.P. 2021

R.I.P. 2020

R.I.P. 2019

R.I.P. 2018

R.I.P. 2017

R.I.P. 2016

R.I.P. 2015

R.I.P. 2014

R.I.P. 2013

R.I.P. 2012

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