Rockers in Music History

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music

  • 1949-04-25 Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
  • 1966-04-12 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-06-12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1970-06-23 Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

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1975-06-23 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • 1979-05-23 Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • 1979-06-26 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes & kills a driver
  • 1981-04-20 Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession
  • 1981-10-11 Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
  • 1988-07-08 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
  • 1992-04-01 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • 1992-07-04 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
  • 1994-08-05 Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
  • 1997-07-25 Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-01-13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,210

  • 1923-11-22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, born in Portland, Oregan (d. 2006)
  • 1925-08-15 Billy Pinkney, American rock bassist and vocalist (Drifters), born in Dalzell, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-02 Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1931-09-26 George Chambers, American rock bassist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Carthage, Mississippi
  • 1933-09-01 Marshall Lytle, Old Fort, North Carolina, Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), (d. 2013)
  • 1934-08-20 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, South Blend, IN, country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), (d. 2007)
  • 1934-10-08 Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)
  • 1934-10-19 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • 1935-02-03 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • 1935-02-05 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • 1935-02-11 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
  • 1935-05-10 Larry Williams, rocker
  • 1935-07-23 Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
  • 1935-07-29 Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
  • 1935-09-19 Nick Massi, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1936-01-24 Jack Scott, Canadian rocker (My True Love)
  • 1936-03-04 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1936-03-26 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • 1936-04-04 Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
  • 1936-04-17 Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • 1936-05-06 Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
  • 1936-06-30 Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • 1936-08-04 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1936-08-23 Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
  • 1936-10-24 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • 1936-11-18 Hank Ballard, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1937-01-16 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • 1937-02-10 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • 1937-02-14 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • 1937-03-08 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
  • 1937-03-20 Joe Rivers, rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
  • 1937-05-29 Irmin Schmidt, rocker (Can)
  • 1937-06-20 Jerry Keller, rocker/actor (If Ever I See You Again)
  • 1937-07-06 Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-08-27 Phil Shulman, Welsh rocker (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1937-10-09 Pat Burke, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1937-10-21 Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)
  • 1937-11-02 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-11-19 Ray Collins, rocker (Mothers of Invention)
  • 1938-01-27 Kim Gardner, rocker (Byrds)
  • 1938-02-01 Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1938-04-26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-04-29 Klaus Voormann, German rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938-05-26 Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
  • 1938-06-18 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, rocker/actor (Soup for 1, Greeased Lightning)
  • 1938-07-14 Bob Scholl, rocker (Mellow Kings)
  • 1938-07-17 Stan Bronstein, rocker
  • 1938-07-28 George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1938-08-24 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938-09-11 Charles Patrick, rocker (Monotones)
  • 1938-10-05 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1938-10-18 Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)
  • 1938-11-19 Hank Medress, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-12-01 Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)
  • 1938-12-05 John J Cale, rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1938-12-13 Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1939-01-26 Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
  • 1939-02-20 Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)
  • 1939-03-01 Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
  • 1939-03-18 Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis & Bob)
  • 1939-04-01 Rudolph Isley, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-05-06 Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
  • 1939-06-17 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
  • 1939-07-01 Delaney Bramlett, Oklahoma, rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie)
  • 1939-07-06 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-07-18 Dion DiMucci, rocker (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939-07-31 John R. West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring), born in Uhrichsville, Ohio
  • 1939-08-09 Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
  • 1939-08-17 Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)
  • 1939-08-22 Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939-09-05 John Stewart, American rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California
  • 1939-09-10 Artie Tripp, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1939-10-07 Colin Cooper, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • 1939-10-20 Jay Siegel, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-10-22 Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1939-10-23 Ellie Greenwich, rocker
  • 1939-11-10 Tommy "Bubba" Facenda, American rock and roll artist (High School U.S.A.), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1939-11-28 Gary Troxel, rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington
  • 1939-12-23 Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1940-02-02 Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
  • 1940-03-01 Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
  • 1940-03-15 Phil Lesh, [Chapman], American rock bassist (Grateful Dead), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1940-03-20 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1940-03-26 Rod Lauren, rocker (If I Had a Girl)
  • 1940-05-19 Mickey Newbury, rocker
  • 1940-05-31 Augie Meyers, rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • 1940-06-23 Stuart Sutcliffe, rocker (Beatles), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1940-07-09 John Salvito, rocker (Duprees)
  • 1940-07-16 Tony Jackson, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1940-08-10 Bobby Hatfield, Wisc, rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody)
  • 1940-08-19 Johnny Nash, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940-08-20 John Lantree, rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
  • 1940-10-03 Alan O'Day, rocker, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1940-10-07 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1940-10-08 Fred Cash, rocker (Impressions), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1940-10-21 Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)
  • 1940-11-10 Screaming Lord Sutch, rocker
  • 1940-11-14 Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1940-12-04 Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1971-05-12 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

HeartWedding of Interest

1976-03-20 Rocker Alice Cooper (28) weds choreographer Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco, Mexico

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • 1987-05-16 Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in LA
  • 1989-02-17 Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen

HeartWedding of Interest

1990-12-15 Rocker Rod Stewart marries supermodel Rachel Hunter

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1991-07-27 Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown
  • 1992-06-21 Actress Marina Sirtis (Star Trek NG) marries rocker Michael Lamper

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1992-08-20 Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1994-06-03 Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27) in the Eternal City
  • 1995-02-19 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-11-22 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California

  • 2005-09-10 "The Yardbirds" rock guitarist Jeff Beck (61) weds Sandra Cash in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 2006-05-06 "Scooter" techno rocker lead singer H.P. Baxxter (40) weds model Simone Mustert at Tremsbuttel Castle near Hamburg

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-06-27 Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • 2011-10-01 Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2011-12-31 "American Idol" alum and rocker James Durbin (22) weds Heidi Lowe at the edge of a redwood and oak forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-02-23 Former "Married With Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

  • 2013-05-26 Cobra Starship rocker Gabe Saporta (33) weds fashion designer Erin Fetherston at St Nicholas Abbey plantation in Barbados

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1978-05-01 Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006-11-02 Rocker Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006-11-27 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-02-20 Baywatch actress Carmen Electra (34) divorces rocker Dave Navarro (39) due to irreconcilable differences after less than three years of marriage

  • 2007-07-05 Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese (34) divorces rocker Marilyn Manson (38) due to irreconcilable differences after a year of marriage

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 131

  • 1958-04-10 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • 1958-08-14 Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
  • 1959-02-03 Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28
  • 1960-02-06 Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 1960-04-17 Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash
  • 1964-08-14 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
  • 1966-04-30 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
  • 1966-10-07 Johnny Kidd, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 1966-10-07 Smiley Lewis, [Overton Amos Lemons], rocker, dies at 46
  • 1967-01-01 Moon Mullican, rocker, dies at 58
  • 1967-02-03 Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide
  • 1967-12-10 Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
  • 1967-12-10 Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • 1967-12-10 Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
  • 1967-12-10 Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • 1968-05-27 Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30
  • 1969-07-20 Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
  • 1969-10-23 Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
  • 1970-01-24 James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
  • 1970-01-31 Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-09-18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies from asphyxiation at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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1970-10-04 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1971-10-12 Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
  • 1971-10-29 Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
  • 1971-11-18 Junior Parker, rocker, dies during brain operation at 44
  • 1972-05-03 Les Harvey, rocker, dies
  • 1972-11-06 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • 1972-11-11 Berry Oakley, American rocker (Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • 1972-11-18 Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
  • 1973-03-08 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • 1973-09-19 Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26
  • 1973-11-26 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • 1974-04-17 Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
  • 1974-11-25 Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 1976-01-30 Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
  • 1976-02-21 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
  • 1976-02-22 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • 1976-03-19 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
  • 1976-12-04 Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
  • 1976-12-28 Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
  • 1977-10-20 Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
  • 1977-10-20 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
  • 1977-10-20 Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
  • 1978-01-23 Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidentally shot in head at 31
  • 1978-12-27 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), dies in a car crash at 27
  • 1979-01-13 Donny Hathaway, American rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
  • 1979-06-29 Lowell George, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34
  • 1980-01-02 Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
  • 1980-01-07 Carl White, rocker, dies
  • 1980-02-19 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), dies at 33
  • 1980-03-26 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
  • 1980-04-28 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
  • 1980-12-07 Darby Crash, American Punk rocker (Germs), dies of an overdose at 22
  • 1981-01-29 Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
  • 1981-04-05 Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1981-05-25 Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1981-08-26 Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
  • 1982-01-30 Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
  • 1982-08-12 Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
  • 1982-12-08 Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983-04-14 Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • 1983-04-17 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • 1983-07-12 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
  • 1983-12-27 Walter Scott, rocker, dies
  • 1984-07-21 Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
  • 1985-10-12 Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
  • 1986-09-27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
  • 1988-04-09 Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • 1990-01-18 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • 1990-02-08 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55
  • 1990-03-17 Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
  • 1990-07-27 Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1990-09-06 Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1991-05-24 Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
  • 1991-09-17 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1993-08-05 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), dies of heart failure at 45

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1994-04-05 Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • 1994-06-04 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
  • 1994-08-28 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
  • 1994-11-16 Dino Valenti, [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies at 57
  • 1995-06-14 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • 1996-05-31 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), dies at 59
  • 1996-07-17 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, dies at 57
  • 1997-01-02 Randy California, [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45
  • 1997-06-20 Lawrence Payton, rocker (4 Tops-I'll Be There), dies at 59

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997-11-22 Michael Hutchence, Australiann rocker (INXS) and actor, commits suicide at 37

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 1999-06-27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 2000-03-27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • 2000-11-30 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • 2002-01-03 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • 2002-06-06 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), dies at 42
  • 2002-06-23 Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
  • 2005-08-29 Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 2006-07-22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • 2006-08-03 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006-09-21 Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006-12-02 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • 2007-07-04 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
  • 2007-08-06 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)