When a new year rolls around, most of us look forward to it and eagerly let the old one slip away. That is not what happens here.

This site exists for the purpose of reminding you of the “old days” and that makes it important to recognize the musicians we lost in the previous year.

In 2021, the world lost so many music greats and today we’re going to begin a long tribute to those artists. Not every month had a lot of losses (as you’ll see tomorrow) but in Part 1, we’ll take a look at seven legends we lost in January.

Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers) Jan. 3
Tim Bogert (bassist with Vanilla Fudge) Jan. 13
Phil Spector (Teddy Bears and iconic producer) Jan. 16
Jimmie Rodgers (American pop singer) Jan. 18
James Purify (James & Bobby Purify) Jan. 22
Hilton Valentine (guitarist with The Animals) Jan. 29
Grady Gaines (saxophonist with Little Richard) Jan. 29

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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2021 Music Deaths / Part 1

Gerry & The Pacemakers – Vanilla Fudge
Teddys Bears – Jimmie Rodgers
James & Bobby Purify – Animals
Little Richard