Bernard Haitink, one of the most celebrated conductors of his generation, died peacefully at home aged 92 surrounded by his wife and family.
Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.
‘Unlike many drummers, Everett played the whole kit creating a tapestry of rhythm always evident on every Beat track.’
The songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist was best known as the bandleader and arranger for the James Brown Orchestra during its most prolific and groundbreaking period.
‘When I did my first short film I needed music and I couldn't afford to pay anyone, so I had a kazoo and I hummed my soundtrack,’ Van Peebles said.
‘George has an undeniable gift for making things happen,’ said producer Jay Sweet.
Watts joined the Stones in January 1963 and was a constant presence in the group from that day forth.
Griffith was recently inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association.
The iconic musician passed away peacefully in New Jersey.
Connor also performed with James Brown and Sam Cooke.
Hill was with the trio for over 50 years.
’To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart, and his love for all things family and music.’
The Bowie guitarist was a seminal collaborator on ‘Space Oddity.’
Mason became known for the sharp wit of his monologues, as a regular on television and with his award-winning stand-up shows on Broadway.
Known as “The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop,” Biz Markie’s larger-than-life persona was equally matched by his musical brilliance.