2021 Music Deaths Part 3

We continue our look back at music deaths in 2021 with five more from May and June.

Today’s medley includes one of the most influential, and accomplished drummers in American music history. But Roger Hawkins was more than just a drummer. He was co-founder of Muscle Shoals Sound in Sheffield, AL, where he and his studio musician colleagues formed the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. They were better known as “The Swampers”, thanks to being immortalized in the lyrics to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Southern-rock anthem Sweet Home Alabama.

There were so many choices to showcase his talent, but I hope you enjoy the one I selected.

I’ll be back with more on Monday. The names to come next week were truly legendary.

Lloyd Price (R&B singer) May 2
Roger Hawkins (session drummer) May 20
B.J. Thomas (pop singer) May 29
David Lewis (keyboards with Ambrosia) June 7
Vic Briggs (guitarist with The Animals) June 29

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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2021 Music Deaths / Part 3

Lloyd Price – Bob Seger
B.J. Thomas – Ambrosia
Eric Burdon & The Animals

Comments (10)

  1. Hawthorne Mary Helen

    For some strange reason Stagger Lee has been regularly popping up in my mind. I could never remember the opening lines. I know I could look them up, but it was much more fun hearing them this way 🎶

    1. Ray (Post author)

      I’m very happy I could help you out, Mary Helen. 🙂 🎶

  2. Penny

    I know I didn’t comment on yesterday’s medley but I did listen and it was awesome of course!! 🙂 Between work and dealing with our lovely snow storm my day was crazy yesterday .. oh wait, today was crazy too … LOL I think Bob Segar said it best .. “I like that old time rock and roll” The scary part is all this wonderful music ages us …………… ugh!!
    Have a wonderful and safe weekend my friend!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny. The music may age us but just consider what great memories we have from the time when they were new! I’d rather be 71 and have these wonderful reminders of when I was young than to be 18 and have to listen to most of the music being made today. 🙂
      Have a wonderful weekend! ❤️

  3. Barbara

    Missed the second one and this one …. love that I can take a look back and catch up. These were so worthy of turning the volume up full blast! There is mnothing better than that old time rock and roll. Yes we are all about memories Ray … and thanks for bringing these back to remind us of how lucky we are to have lived when and where we did….. makes for a rockin’ day!

    Take care and enjoy the week end …. See ya’ Monday

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks,Barbara. I always appreciate your enthusiastic spin on these medleys.
      Rock The Weekend!

  4. Fred

    What a start!!! Ray don’t ever take those old records of the shelf!!! You can call me over the hill but nothing beats that old time Rock and Roll!!! Must go but you have done it again!!! So said to lose thes great atrists!! Keep those raindrops from fallen on my head!! Love ya!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Fred. Yeah, those songs may me “reminisce about those days of old!”
      Rock On, Bro!

  5. Sandy Gaither

    This medley was really great and was educational for me. To always listen to just the vocalist may not be all that you can get out of a song. God did I just say that? I’ve always loved the music, have a special interest in drummers, and have always been intrigued with who was supporting in all of these hits that we love so much. This was really an eye-opener for me I loved every minute of it. Thank you so much Ray

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Sandy.
      Roger Hawkins and his fellow “swampers” played on so many wonderful songs. I just might do a medley of those tunes in the future!
      As always, I appreciate your input. ❤️


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