Video Roundup: In Memory of Artists Passed in 2014

2014 Countdown, The Morning Show w/ John Richards
12/18/2014
Isaac Kaplan-Woolner
photo by Jim Bennett (view set)

Death is an unavoidable part of life, and remembering is a form of celebrating those who have been lost. This morning, KEXP Morning Show host John Richards pays tribute to many of the great musical figures who passed away this year.

From beloved folk music activist Pete Seeger to Seattle grunge architect and London Bridge Studios mastermind Rick Parasher. From last remaining original Ramones member Tommy Ramone, to Devo founder Bob Casale. From soul superstar Bobby Womack, to early rap pioneer Big Bank Hank. This musical memorial covers an eclectic range of artists who passed this year.

Tune in starting at 6:00 AM on Thursday, December 18th as John shares fascinating stories and bios, as well as music by as many of these artists as he can fit in four hours. Several of these artists we have sadly lost will be familiar to listeners, but many others are folks who spent their time behind the scenes. Here on the KEXP Blog, we'd like to share and celebrate their contributions to music with this Video Round-Up below:


Stax soul singer Wendy Rene (1947 – December 17, 2014)


Grammy Award winning engineer John Hampton (1953 – December 12, 2014)


Songwriter Bob Montgomery (May 12, 1937 – December 4, 2014)

Video producer/director Michael H. Shamberg (October 27, 1952 – November 1, 2014)


Brian Roy Goble of The Subhumans (January 4, 1957 – December 7, 2014)


Ian McLagen of Small Faces (May 12, 1945 – December 3, 2014)


Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys (December 18, 1943 – December 2, 2014)


Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson of the Sugarhill Gang (January 11, 1956 – November 11, 2014)


Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, keyboardist for Mars Volta (December 1, 1974 – October 14, 2014)


Mark Bell, LFO (1971 - October 12, 2014)


Robert "Throb" Young, guitarist for Primal Scream (1965 – September 9, 2014)


Producer Rick Parashar (December 13, 1963 – August 14, 2014)


Tommy Ramone (January 29, 1949 – July 11, 2014)


Johnny Winter (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014)


Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014)


DJ E-Z Rock (May 18, 1967 - April 27, 2014)


Frankie Knuckles (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014)


Bob Casale of DEVO (July 14, 1952 – February 17, 2014)


Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)


Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014)


Buren Fowler of Drivin' N' Cryin' (June 29, 1959 – March 8, 2014)


Gary Burger of The Monks (June 7, 1942 – March 14, 2014)


Scott Asheton of The Stooges (August 16, 1949 – March 15, 2014)


Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) of GWAR (August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014)


DJ Rashad (October 9, 1979 – April 26, 2014)

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