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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.”