With the decade coming to a close, I started thinking back on some of the rockers that we have lost over the last 10 years. There were a lot more than I remember. They may be gone, but we will always have their music.

Here is a tribute to the rockers we lost between 2010 and 2020.


Doug Fieger of The Knack, February 14th.
Alex Chilton from The Box Tops, March 17th.
Ronnie James Dio, of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf, May 16th.
Walt Woodward of Twisted Sister, June 8th.
Peter Quaife of The Kinks, June 23rd.
Michael Been of The Call, August 19th.
Mike Edwards from The Electric Light Orchestra, September 3rd.
Jim Clench from April Wine, Loverboy, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, November 3rd.


Gerry Rafferty from Stealers Wheel, Solo January 4th.
Phil Kennemore of Y&T, January 7th.
Steve Prestwich of The Little River Band, January 16th.
Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy, Solo, February 6th.
Mark Tulin of The Electric Prunes, February 26th.
Mike Starr of Alice in Chains, March 8th.
David Frankie Toler from The Allman Brothers Band, June 4th.
Clarence Clemons from The E Street Band, June 18th.
Wurzel from Motorhead, July 9th.
Rob Grill from The Grassroots, July 11th.
Dan Peek from America, July 24th.
Jani Lane of Warrant August 11th.
Dobie Gray, December 6th.


Larry Reinhardt from Iron Butterfly, January 2nd.
Bob Weston of Fleetwood Mac, January 3rd.
Davy Jones of The Monkees, February 29th.
Ronnie Montrose of Montrose, The Edgar Winter Band, March 3rd.
Michael Hossack from The Doobie Brothers, March 12th.
Ken Lyons of 38 Special, March 20th.
Graham Simpson of Roxy Music, April 16th.
Levon Helm from The Band, April 19th.
Greg Ham from Men at Work, April 19th.
Bob Welch of Fleetwood Mac, Solo, June 7th.
Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Whitesnake, and others, July 16th.
Larry Hoppen from Orleans, July 24th.
Ed Cassidy from Spirit, December 6th.


Steve Knight from Mountain, January 19th.
Reg Presley from The Troggs, February 4th.
Jim Murray from Quicksilver Messenger Service, March 1st.
Alvin Lee from Ten Years After, March 6th.
Peter Banks from Yes, March 7th.
Clive Burr of Iron Maiden, March 12th.
Jeff Hanneman from Slayer, May 2nd.
Ray Manzarek from The Doors, May 20th.
Phil Buerstatte from White Zombie, May 20th.
Trevor Bolder from Uriah Heep, May 21st.
Joey Covington of Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, June 4th.
JJ Cale, July 26th.
Allen Lanier from Blue Oyster Cult, August 14th.
Lou Reed, October 27th.
Peter Haycock from The Climax Blues Band, October 30th.


Buren Fowler from Drivin' and Cryin', March 8th.
Joe Lala from Blue's Image, March 18th.
Paul Goddard of The Atlantic Rhythm Section, April 29th.
Ed Gagliardi from Foreigner, May 11th.
Ernie Chataway from Judas Priest, May 12th.
Tommy Ramone from The Ramones, July 11th.
Johnny Winter, July 16th.
Dick Wagner from Alice Cooper, July 30th.
Glenn Cornick from Jethro Tull, August 28th.
Jimi Jamison from Survivor, August 31st.
Paul Revere, October 4th.
Jack Bruce from Cream, October 25th.
Ian McLagan Small Faces, Faces, December 3rd.
Joe Cocker, December 22nd.


Sam Andrew from Big Brother and Holding Company, February 12th.
Mike Porcaro of Toto, March 15th.
Bruce Crump from Molly Hatchet, March 16th.
Andy Fraser from Free, March 16th.
AJ Pirro from Twisted Sister, March 20th.
Bob Burns from Lynyrd Skynyrd, April 3rd.
Craig Gruber of Rainbow, Elf, May 5th.
B.B. King, May 14th.
Chris Squire from Yes,June 27th.
Eric Wrixon of Them, Thin Lizzy, July 13th.
Gary Richrath from REO Speedwagon, September 13th.
Phil Taylor from Motorhead, November 11th.
Scott Weiland of The Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, December 3rd.
Lemmy from Motorhead, December 28th.


David Bowie, January 10th.
Dale Griffin of Mott the Hoople, January 17th.
Glenn Frey from The Eagles, January 18th.
Jimmy Bain from Rainbow, Dio, January 23rd.
Paul Kantner Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, January 28th.
Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer, March 10th.
Andy Newman from Thunderclap Newman, March 30th.
Rob Wasserman from Ratdog, June 29th.
Danny Smythe from The Box Tops, June 6th.
Matt Roberts of 3 Doors Down, August 20th.
Jerry Corbetta from Sugarloaf, September 16th.
Greg Lake from Emerson Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, December 7th.


Geoff Nichols from Black Sabbath, January 28th.
John Wetton of Asia, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, King Crimson, Wishbone Ash, January 31st.
Steve Lang from April Wine, February 4th.
Joey Alves from Y&T, March 12th.
Chuck Berry, March 18th.
Sib Hashian  from Boston, March 22nd.
Banner Thomas from Molly Hatchet, April 10th.
J Giles from the J Geils  Band, April 11th.
Jimmy Copley from Manfred Mann's Earth Band, May 13th.
Chris Cornell from Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, May 17th.
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band, May 27th.
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, July 20th.
Goldy McJohn from Steppenwolf, August 1st.
Walter Becker from Steely Dan, September 3rd.
Dave Hlubek from Molly Hatchet, September 3rd.
Tom Petty, October 2nd.
Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, October 17th.
Fats Domino, October 24th.
Malcolm Young from AC/DC, November 18th.
Robert Popwell from The Young Rascals, November 27th.
Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, December 12th.


Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues, January 4th.
Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead, Fastway, January 10th.
Dave Holland of Judas Priest, January 16th.
Jim Rodford from Argent, The Kinks, The Zombies, January 20th.
Pat Torpey of Mr. Big, February 7th.
Craig MacGregor of Foghat, February 9th.
Peter Mars Cowling of the Pat Travers Band, March 20th.
Danny Kirwan from Fleetwood Mac, June 8th.
Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera, June 22nd.
Aretha Franklin, August 16th.
Ed King from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, August 22nd.
Marty Balin from Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, September 22nd.
Jimmy Farrar of Molly Hatchet, October 29th.
Glenn Schwartz of the James Gang, November 2nd.
Hugh McDowell of The Electric Light Orchestra, November 6th.


Kris Kelmi from Autograph, January 1st.
Eric Haydock from The Hollies, January 5th.
Peter Tork of the Monkees, February 21st.
Andy Anderson of the Cure, February 26th.
Stephan Ellis of Survivor, February 28th.
Paul Raymond of UFO, April 13th.
Phil McCormack from Molly Hatchet, April 26th.
Doctor John, June 6th.
Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service, June 29th.
Ian Gibbons from The Kinks, August 1st.
Larry Taylor of Canned Heat, August 19th.
Eddie Money, September 13th.
Ric Ocasek from The Cars, September 15th.
Larry Wallis of Motorhead, September 19th.
Larry Junstrom from Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, October 6th.
Ginger Baker from Cream, Blind Faith, October 6th.
George Chambers from the Chambers Brothers, October 12th.
Steve Cash from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, October 14th.
Paul Barrere from Little Feat, October 26th.

They all live on through their music. May they all rest in peace.

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