Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Musicians and Artists in Rock & Roll Heaven in 2015, Part 11

Inside The Rock Era wraps up our annual feature with these three people who have contributed mightily to the Rock Era:

Scott Weiland, lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died at the age of 48 of cardiac arrest from using drugs on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Arthur Wright, one of the Funk Brothers for Motown Records, died July 4, 2015 at the age of 78.  Wright played guitar on over 5,000 recordings, including "Let's Get It On" for Marvin Gaye, "Love Hangover" by Diana Ross, and "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston.  Wright played on songs by Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, the Temptations, the 5th Dimension, the Jackson 5, Ray Charles, the Righteous Brothers, Little Richard,  and the Friends of Distinction, just to name a few.

Stevie Wright, singer with the Easybeats ("Friday On My Mind" died December 27, 2015 at the age of 68 in New South Wales, Australia.

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