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Old 02-19-10, 09:56 PM
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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.
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Old 02-19-10, 10:52 PM
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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.
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The originals in The Mamas & The Papas

I think Michelle is still around, but I don't think she was in the original lineup.
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The Beatles once Ringo goes. (If you believe those rumors...)
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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.
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Re: Bands where all the members are dead?

The Grateful Dead?
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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.
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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
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Old 02-20-10, 02:06 PM
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badfinger's "classic" lineup? Joey Molland is the only one alive.
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Old 02-20-10, 02:27 PM
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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.
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Metallica.

...the rest of them died when they ruined ...Napster
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Bob Shane is the only original member of The Kingston Trio still alive and I don't think he even performs anymore.
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Otis Williams is the only Temptations member of the classic 1964-1968 period who is still with us.
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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.
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Re-fixed.
Good Job Lemmy. I second that.
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The Grateful Dead?
not sure if that was some kind of joke, but only Jerry's gone.
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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)
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Brett Mydland as well.
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Harold Melvin and Teddy Pendergras for the Blue notes, not sure who the rest of the blue notes were, studio musicians?
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still waiting on Vanilli...
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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
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Old 02-28-10, 12:35 PM
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I thought Santana played with jimi Hendrix?
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I thought Santana played with jimi Hendrix?
May have but not as part of the band.
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