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RIP Max Matthews, computer music pioneer

04/21/2011 paige 1

We’re very sad to report that computer music pioneer Max Matthews passed away this morning due to complications from pneumonia. Back in the 1950’s he was an engineer at Bell Labs. Matthews first made a […]

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RIP Gerard Smith

04/21/2011 paige 0

I think we were all shocked yesterday, April 20th, to hear of the passing of Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio keyboardist and bassist. Smith was 36. It was just a month ago that the […]

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R.I.P. Jim Marshall 1936-2010

03/26/2010 paige 2

Jim Marshall, the legendary San Francisco photographer who captured some of rock & roll’s most unforgettable early images including photos of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at Monterey Pop and Johnny Cash flipping the bird […]

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R.I. P. Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

03/08/2010 paige 0

This weekend, we learned the sad news that Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous had taken his own life. The New York Times reports that Linkous shot himself in the heart in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was 47. […]

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R.I.P. Jake Brockman, The Fifth Bunnymen

09/05/2009 paige 0

Phil called me Wednesday to break the news of Jakes Brokman’s passing. I was on my cell phone and at first I didn’t understand who he was talking about. Who? Somone associated with the Bunnymen? […]

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R.I.P. Tom Wilkes 1939 – 2009

07/11/2009 paige 2

This morning my friend Matt passed on the sad news that Grammy Award-winning album cover designer Tom Wilkes passed away this week. Like Matt, he was a Long Beach native. Tom Wilkes gained national prominence […]