Posts Tagged ‘obituary’

The Final Track: Saying Goodbye to Recording Engineer Bob Sullivan

The Final Track: Saying Goodbye to Recording Engineer Bob Sullivan

By Jon Black Bob Sullivan, legendary sound and recording engineer, passed away on Sunday in Tulsa. He was 88. His leaves a professional legacy of innumerable recordings, including a long string of number-one hits helping shape the sound of country, rock and blues. Sullivan is most celebrated as the sound engineer for the Louisiana Hayride […]

Golden Keys: Saying Goodbye to Bobby Keys, Legendary Saxman for Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly

Golden Keys: Saying Goodbye to Bobby Keys, Legendary Saxman for Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly

(photo: Sean Birmingham) In a career spanning more than half a century, Bobby Keys emerged as a master of the art of rock n’ roll saxophone (though the self-effacing artist always denied any such thing). His reckless yet smooth tenor sax work on The Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar” is one of the most instantly recognizable […]

Levon Helm 1940 – 2012

Levon Helm 1940 – 2012

Levon Helm passed peacefully the afternoon of April 19, 2012. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul. In a statement on his official website, Bob Dylan has posted the following message: “He was my bosom buddy friend […]

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

We were saddened today to hear the news of Charlie Louvin’s passing. He was 83. We feel privileged, however, to have spoken with him briefly from his home in Wartrace, Tennessee, just days before his cancer surgery last July. Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful. In his honor, we’re re-running the short interview and review of […]