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JumpCutz 02-19-10 09:56 PM

Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Aside from The Jim Hendrix Experience... are there any popular bands from say, the last 50 years, where all it's members are dead?



I think Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Ramones are down to one surviving original guy.

nothingfails 02-19-10 10:52 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Not a band per se, but an r&b duo from the 90's. Damian Dame. The female died in 1994 in a car accident while the male died from cancer in 1996.

The Cow 02-19-10 11:14 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
The originals in The Mamas & The Papas

I think Michelle is still around, but I don't think she was in the original lineup.

Josh-da-man 02-20-10 12:01 AM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
The Beatles once Ringo goes. (If you believe those rumors...)

Poink 02-20-10 10:30 AM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Good (grim) topic! I'm going to have to think hard on this one.

As far as rock goes, I can't think of any modern bands this applies to. The closest would be The Exploding Hearts, whom 3/4 died in a van accident way too early in their career (IE; After one album). They were all in their early 20s.

For Squirrels, a mid-90's alternative band (R.E.M sound) suffered a similar fate, with two members dying in an auto accident.

In the jazz world, McCoy Tyner is the only remaining survivor from John Coltrane's "Classic Quartet" and drummer Jimmy Cobb is the only remaining musician from Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" sessions. While jazz may be a bit of a different beast given the nature of the artists playing with many people rather than just one "band," these two groups stand up as two of the best collections of musicians ever assembled.

Decker 02-20-10 10:44 AM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
http://thecrimesyndicate.com/blog/wp...tanic_band.jpg

arminius 02-20-10 10:52 AM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
The Grateful Dead?

Decker 02-20-10 10:52 AM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Not actually all the way dead, but sadly the classic Temptations are 80% of the way there. Only Otis Williams survives. David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Melvin Franklin have all died.

statcat 02-20-10 01:59 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 

Originally Posted by The Cow (Post 10008815)
The originals in The Mamas & The Papas

I think Michelle is still around, but I don't think she was in the original lineup.

she was in the original band

statcat 02-20-10 02:06 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
badfinger's "classic" lineup? Joey Molland is the only one alive.

yoshimi 02-20-10 02:27 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Metallica.

Cliff Burton died in that bus accident and the rest of them died when they ruined ...And Justice For All by removing the bass.

mickey65 02-20-10 02:59 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 

Originally Posted by yoshimi (Post 10009477)
Metallica.

...the rest of them died when they ruined ...Napster

Fixed

Rockmjd23 02-20-10 03:19 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Bob Shane is the only original member of The Kingston Trio still alive and I don't think he even performs anymore.

nothingfails 02-20-10 09:59 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Otis Williams is the only Temptations member of the classic 1964-1968 period who is still with us.

Decker 02-21-10 01:24 AM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 

Originally Posted by nothingfails (Post 10010031)
Otis Williams is the only Temptations member of the classic 1964-1968 period who is still with us.

Yeah, it seems like I read that somewhere before.

JOE29 02-21-10 01:20 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 

Originally Posted by Lemmy (Post 10009688)
Re-fixed.

Good Job Lemmy. I second that. :)

jmu878 02-21-10 06:58 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 

Originally Posted by arminius (Post 10009207)
The Grateful Dead?

not sure if that was some kind of joke, but only Jerry's gone.

The Cow 02-21-10 07:04 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 

Originally Posted by jmu878 (Post 10011156)
not sure if that was some kind of joke, but only Jerry's gone.

and Ron and Keith if you go with the years... (pretty sure that was a lame joke attempt though)

NoirFan 02-21-10 08:34 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Brett Mydland as well.

whotony 02-21-10 09:11 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Harold Melvin and Teddy Pendergras for the Blue notes, not sure who the rest of the blue notes were, studio musicians?

Daryl 02-27-10 10:55 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
still waiting on Vanilli...

Rypro 525 02-28-10 11:26 AM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
Doubt it counts but there was a song on the south park chef aid album from 99, that featured issac hayes, rick james and ike turner, all whom has passed

al_bundy 02-28-10 12:35 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 
I thought Santana played with jimi Hendrix?

whotony 02-28-10 12:36 PM

Re: Bands where all the members are dead?
 

Originally Posted by al_bundy (Post 10022859)
I thought Santana played with jimi Hendrix?

May have but not as part of the band.


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