RIP: Scott Long – musician, promoter, multi-talent

Two months ago, we lost our friend Scott Long. […]

RIP: Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters

It’s a shock to learn that we lost Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. […]

RIP: Sandy Nelson, legendary drummer

Last month, we lost Sandy Nelson, one of the best-known rock drummers of the early 1960s.

He was the drummer for a lot of Top 40 records, including songs recorded by friends he knew from high school – Jan Berry, Dean Torrence, Kim Fowley, and Phil Spector. In addition to working as a […]

RIP: Meat Loaf (the singer) and the LL thing

One week ago, we lost the singer known as Meat Loaf. His passing was announced on Facebook.

His career spanned six decades, selling over 100 Million albums worldwide and was featured in 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World. “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top […]

RIP: Don Wilson of the Ventures

On Saturday, January 22, Don Wilson, a founding member of the Ventures, died at the age of 88 at his home in Tacoma, Washington. The Ventures were formed in 1958 in Tacoma by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle. Within a few years, Nokie Edwards would be recruited to join the band, followed by Mel […]

Celebrating the music of Ronnie Spector

We lost Ronnie Spector, the leader of the girl group the Ronettes and the voice behind such immortal classics as “Be My Baby” and “Walking in the Rain.”

Another beautiful soul with an amazing voice taken away by awful cancer.

As I was reading bits and pieces about Ronnie’s life I found a quote […]

Video of the Mike Mitchell memorial

At last.. I bring to you, the full video of the memorial for our friend Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen, which took place on September 26, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.

Here tis…

This video production was created in conjunction with our good friend and associate producer David Jester of Pro Video Productions, PDX.

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RIP: Gail Harris, member of Fabulous Wailers revue

We are saddened to report the passing of Gail Harris, a dynamic female vocalist from the Pacific Northwest. Like Rockin’ Robin Roberts, she was a singer that sang regularly with the Fabulous Wailers as part of their revue show.

Jivetime Records provided an excellent summary of her career…

The Wailers had begun […]

August update for 2021 dearly departed

It’s August 2021 and time for an update on more folks that are no longer with us

Death, the inevitable factor in this cycle of life, continues in it’s natural path. We continue to lose people we care about, in spite of all efforts to delay such final conclusions.

Joey D’Ambrosio

Joey D’Ambrosio […]

Memorial for Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen

Music Millennium (of Portland, Oregon) announced this special event on Facebook.

In 1963, before Beatlemania here in the states, there was a song that a Portland band recorded that inspired a ton of guitarists to play guitar …..Louie Louie by the Kingsmen. The Kingsmen’s guitarist was Mike Mitchell, an amazing guitarist and an amazing […]