John Morgan, Wurzels Drummer, Dies at 80

The Wurzels' drummer died in hospital after catching Covid-19 while on tour in the United Kingdom. Following the Wurzels' performance at Manchester Academy earlier this month, Somerset guitarist John Morgan, originally from Lydney, Gloucestershire, got sick with coronavirus and died at the age of 80 on Friday at Gloucester Royal Hospital, accompanied by his family. […]

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Big Big Train Frontman David Longdon Dies at 56

David Longdon, the leader and multi-instrumentalist for Big Big Train, a British prog rock band, has died at the age of 56. Longdon died at a Nottingham hospital on November 20th as a result of an accident, according to the group. There were no more details provided. "It is unspeakably cruel that a quirk of […]

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Composer Alan Hawkshaw Dies at 84

Alan Hawkshaw, a musician and composer who wrote some of the most well-known TV themes in the UK and was copied widely in hip-hop, has died at the age of 84. He was taken to the hospital last week with pneumonia and died early on Saturday. Hawkshaw composed the loping, almost reggae-like tune to Grange […]

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Amy Winehouse Retrospective at Design Museum

A significant retrospective of Amy Winehouse's life and work will portray her as a "music intellectual," with personal artifacts, such as her first electric guitar and handwritten notes, on exhibit for the first time, as well as an immersive tour. Amy: Beyond the Stage, which debuts on November 26 at the Design Museum in London, […]

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Maria Mendiola, 69, dies

Maria Mendiola, a member of Baccara, has died. Her disco song Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, which was released in 1977, is the unofficial hymn of Scotland football supporters. Mendiola was best recognized for her version of the popular song as one half of the Spanish duet. She died on Saturday morning in Madrid, surrounded […]

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After a Decade, I Can Finally Mourn the Amy Winehouse I Knew

God alone knows what I must have looked like in a Cambridgeshire field, a scruffy 25-year-old dressed as a psychedelic game hunter with glitter plastered over my face sobbing uncontrollably. On July 23, 2011, at 4 p.m., a friend of mine informed me that Amy had died. While other revelers danced around me, I was […]

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