...R.I.P. Alvin Lee. Renowned speed merchant on the guitar Alvin Lee of the blues rock band Ten Years After has died aged 68.
...it killed itself. Crap prices, crap stock, little outside the piled high mainstream rubbish that's being downloaded to interest those that actually want a physical product. That's what killed the last high street record shop chain.
...Freddie King. Who has just been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
...the first lady of the blues. Legendary blues singer Etta James ahas died aged 73.
...back alongside the Wolf. Sad news that another blues legend, Hubert Sumlin, has died.
...would it? It was announced yesterday that the original Fleetwood Mac bass player Bob Brunning died last month, October 18th.
...the last of the great Mississippi delta bluesmen. Sad news that one of teh last links to the pre-war blues age has died aged 96.
...another blues legend gone. Legendary blues piano player Joseph 'Pinetop' Perkins has died aged 97.
...for you. R.I.P. Gary Moore. Came as a great shock when I read during the Super Bowl half-time that blues, rock guitarist Gary Moore had died in Spain aged 58.
...Miss Etta James. Sad news that one of the great voices is reportedly seriously ill with leukaemia, in addition to also being in a poor way because of Alzheimer's.
...Solomon Burke. The 70 year old soul legend, one of the greatest ever voices, died on his way to a gig after a flight from LA to Holland. Leaving behind 21 children, 90 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
...died 40 years ago today. September 18th 1970 Jimi Hendrix died in London aged 27.
...and blood on the stage. From the funk of the first single to the bluegrass feel of the free download the latest Black Crowes album has created mixed feelings.
This week in music history - June 11th to June 17th - with who was born and who died, including the Irish blues guitar master Rory Gallagher.
...all night long. Tell kudu crawling Red, to tell Abyssinian Ned to tell old Pistol Pete, to tell everybody he meet the Queen Of The Blues Koko Taylor has passed on.