Thank you and good night.
Born in Mississippi 79 years ago, by the time he was 12 Eddie C Campbell was sitting in with Muddy Waters’s band. The guitarist/singer was a sideman for Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Little Johnny Taylor and Jimmy Reed, before Willie Dixon pulled him into the Chicago Blues All-Stars in 1976.
October 20, 1935 – November 20, 2018
Known for a socially aware style of folk, Londoner Roy Bailey began his career in a skiffle band in 1968. In 2000 he received an MBE, but returned it six years later in protest against British support of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. He was 83.
January 10, 1937 – November 16, 2018
Scott English was probably best known for having written the song Brandy, which became a hit for Barry Manilow as Mandy. New Yorker English also co-wrote the Jeff Beck hit Hi Ho Silver Lining. English was 81 years old at the time of his passing.
June 27, 1944 – November 19, 2018
A staple of the British folk-rock scene, singer, guitarist and songwriter Bill Caddick found fame with the Albion Band and went on to form the splinter group Home Service in 1980. In later life pursued a solo career as well as running a folk club. Caddick was 74 at the time of his death.
November 17, 1939 – November 18, 2018
Texan Eddie Reeves pursued a diverse career in music, working as a songwriter, recording artist, music publisher, artist manager, record company executive and author. His compositions were recorded by Sonny & Cher, Ray Charles and Kenny Rogers, among others. Reeves was 79 when he died due to a stroke.
Peter Simon Died November 18, 2018
Photographer Peter Simon took some of the most iconic images of the Grateful Dead, having shot them live for the first time in 1969. The brother of the singer Carly Simon, Peter photographed many musicians and celebrities of the era. He succumbed to a fatal cardiac arrest. He was 71.