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Harold Pendle­ton Died Septem­ber 22, 2017

Once a jazz-lov­ing ac­coun­tant, Harold Pendle­ton played a huge role in the run­ning of Lon­don’s Mar­quee Club from 1958 to 1988, also devel­op­ing the Read­ing Festival from its birth in 1961 as the Na­tional Jazz Festival. He and his wife Bar­bara were part­ners in the light­ing and sound equip­ment com­pany En­tec. The cause of death is yet to be re­vealed.

Jack Good Au­gust 7, 1931 – Septem­ber 24, 2017

Hailed as the man who put rock’n’roll on TV in the 1950s, Jack Good has died of com­pli­ca­tions fol­low­ing a fall. He was 86 years old. As well as man­ag­ing sev­eral of the scene’s early pro­tag­o­nists, in­clud­ing Cliff Richard and Marty Wilde, Good was the pro­ducer of sev­eral TV shows on both sides of the At­lantic, in­clud­ing Six-Five Spe­cial and Oh Boy! in the UK

Johnny Sandlin April 16, 1945 – Septem­ber 19, 2017

Johnny Sandlin worked as a pro­ducer for the All­man Broth­ers Band and other south­ern rock acts, and had played in a group called the Five Min­utes that merged with Gregg and Duane All­man’s early band the All­man Joys to form the ABB. He was 72.

Al Fritsch Died Oc­to­ber 9, 2017

Key­board player Mark Man­gold calls the death of his Drive, She Said band­mate “in­com­pre­hen­si­ble”. The Amer­i­can duo formed the cult AOR group in 1988 and re­leased six al­bums. The singer’s cause of death has yet to be con­firmed.

Rainer Hänsel May 4, 1954 – Oc­to­ber 3, 2017

Manowar have led the trib­utes to 63-year-old con­cert pro­moter, pro­ducer and record la­bel boss Rainer Hänsel, call­ing him “a leg­end in rock and heavy metal”.

Stephen ‘Cat­bird’ Robin­son Died Septem­ber 26, 2017

A stal­wart of To­talRock Ra­dio, Stephen Robin­son has died of liver fail­ure. “Cat­bird used to say that all he wanted in life was to be­come a To­talRock DJ,”says TR boss Tony Wil­son, “and once he achieved that goal, there was none bet­ter.”

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