2021 Music Deaths Part 6

There were six more rock and roll deaths between September and October last year. Some names may not be familiar to you but their music should be.

The first name on the list is Bob Moore, a renowned session bass guitarist who was part of the “Nashville A Team” (the country music equivalent to the rock and roll “Wrecking Crew” in Los Angeles). Moore played on virtually every song Patsy Cline ever recorded, but I have chosen another artist’s song to honor him because his bass runs on that song are legendary.

The other name you may not recognize is Ron Tutt, the drummer who played in Elvis Presley’s touring and recording band (and later in Neil Diamond’s).

As for the other four names, well, just listen … you should remember them. Oh, and if the last song doesn’t put chills down your spine, well, I don’t know what to say.

Bob Moore (session bassist) Sept. 22
Alan Lancaster
(bass guitar with Status Quo) Sept. 26
George Frayne
(lead singer with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen) Sept. 26
Ron Tutt
(drummer with Elvis Presley’s TCB Band) Oct. 16
Robin McNamara
(pop singer) Oct. 21
Jay Black
(lead singer with Jay & The Americans) Oct. 22

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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2021 Music Deaths / Part 6

Roger Miller – Status Quo
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
Elvis Presley – Robin McNamara
Jay & The Americans

Comments (8)

  1. Wendyl

    “Lay a little lovin’ on me, lay a little lovin’ on me”…sorry, I couldn’t help myself! I know and enjoy all of these songs thanks to my musical influences while growing up. 😉 I hadn’t heard Robin McNamara’s song in a very long time! It sure did brighten up my morning! Thank you for not letting me forget him or his music along with all these artists worthy of these fine and fabulous medley tributes! XOXOXOXO

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Wendyl ❤️
      Honey, doggone it, I depend upon it 😉
      I am so glad you are enjoying these medleys. One more to go!

  2. fred

    A man of no means no phone can you imagine!!! My favorite is George Frayne that song is like the next one it gets my temp higher!! Ron tutt was such a good drummer!! Got to go with Wendy lay a little lovin on me!!! Jay Black reminds me of another great singer who left us to soon!! Can you guess who??? Starts with Roy!!! Again Ray you have given us some of the best and it reminds me sadly that we are at an end of a era of a style thatalways got me in a happy mode!! Love ya!!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Fred, your last sentence says it all. We ARE at the end of an era and that is very sad!
      But on a positive note…
      Son, you’re gonna’ drive me to drinkin’
      If you don’t stop drivin’ that Hot… Rod… Lincoln!

      Love Ya!

  3. Sandy Gaither

    Let me jump on this bandwagon! Oh my gosh, hardly know where to begin. This was fantastic just listening to some of the songs where backups bass drums and soloists, were the stars. Whole reason for listening to a song, are included. George Frayne, Robyn McNamara, oh my God and Jay Black. I had to go back and listen to that a second time. It is amazing how some songs have such a deep affect on all of us, some differently than others. But that beautiful deep rich voice does some thing deep down inside! Thank God we have these wonderful memories that you have saved for us and are reminding us of each day. Your vast knowledge, and your musical library, are to be envied. This was so fantastic!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Sandy, I so appreciate your comments. ❤️
      Memories Are What We’re All About
      Just one more of these medleys is left and it’s going to end with the perfect send-off.

  4. Hawthorne Mary Helen

    Important to honor all those great session, studio and band musicians.
    Might not have known the names, but the artistry was memorable

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Indeed it was, Mary Helen. They all played a part in our musical heritage.


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