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Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2021: RIP Sarah Dash and 'Pee Wee' Ellis



Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis - James Brown's and Van Morrison's saxophonist/musical director, co-wrote "Cold Sweat"

Bill Emerson - banjo player, member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame

Don Everly - founded the Everly Brothers with his brother Phil, original Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee



Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla (nee Lamonn Young) - Milwaukee rapper

Anne Feeney - folk singer-songwriter/activist

Mike Finnigan - Kansas-born keyboard player, toured with Bonnie Raitt and others 

Michael Fonfara - Rhinoceros, Electric Flag, Lou Reed keyboardist

Danny Freeman - Texas-based guitarist


Nanci Griffith and Don Everly


Stephen "Baba Zumbi" Gaines - founder of Bay Area hip-hop group Zion I

Gift of Gab (nee Timothy Parker) - co-founder/MC of Blackalicious

Mark "Big Toe" Goffeney - San Diego guitarist

Ari Gold - LGBTQ singer-songwriter

Larry Goshorn - Cincinnati-born guitarist played with Pure Prairie League and The Sacred Mushroom

Milford Graves - jazz drummer

Earl "JT" Gray - bluegrass musician and Nashville club owner

Nanci Griffith - Austin-based folk singer



Tom T. Hall - Kentucky-born C&W singer-songwriter, member of Country Music Hall of Fame

Sarah Harding - singer in British group Girls Aloud

James Harman - Texas-based blues guitarist

Jon Hassell - avant-garde composer

Roger Hawkins - house drummer at FAME Studios in Musicle Shoals, AL

Don Heffington - Lone Justice drummer

Joseph "Dusty" Hill - ZZ Top bassist

John Hinch - original Judas Priest drummer



Paul Jackson - Herbie Hancock's Headhunters bassist

Howard Johnson - jazz tuba player

Joey Jordison - Slipknot drummer



Mark Keds (nee Mark Myers) - Senseless Things singer-guitarist

Sean Kennedy - Australian bassist with I KIlled the Prom Queen and Deez Nuts

K-Hand (nee Kelli Hand) - Detroit-based house and techno DJ



Jeff LaBar - Cinderella guitarist

Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom singer-guitarist

Rick Laird - Irish-born bassist with Mahavishnu Orchestra

Anita Lane - Australian singer-songwriter with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Lil Loaded - Texas-based rapper


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.