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

Sarah Dash (sang with LaBelle and the Rolling Stones) and "Pee Wee Ellis" (played with James Brown and Van Morrison)


Richie Albright - Waylon Jennings drumnmer

Susan Anyway - singer with The Magnetic Fields 



Rodney Bakerr - Chicago house DJ

Chris Barber - British jazz trombonist

Franco Battiato - Italian singer-songwriter-composer

Byron Berline - Kansas-born C&W fiddler 

Biz Markie (nee Marcel Hall) - New York rapper

Black Rob (nee Robert Ross) - New York rapper

Charlie Black - Country & Western songwriter

DeWayne BlackwellCountry & Western songwriter

Tim Bogert - Vanilla Fudge; Cactus; Beck, Bogert & Appice bassist

Mick Bolton - Mott the Hoople, Dexys Midnight Runners keyboardist 

Juini Booth - Buffalo-born jazz bassist

Sérgio Brandão - Brazilian bassist

Sheila Bromberg - British harpist, played on The Beatles' "She's Leaving Home" 

Hux Brown - Jamaican guitarist with Toots & the Maytals

Jeff Brown - Austin-based singer/guitarist, played with Shinyribs

James Burke - The Five Stairsteps singer

Bunny Wailer (nee Neville Livingston) - original member of Bob Marley & the Wailers, won three Grammys 

Ron Bushy - Iron Butterfly drummer



Captain Rock (nee Ron Green) - New York rapper

Ian Carey - EDM DJ

Cassiano (nee Genival Cassiano) - Brazilian singer-songwriter

Malcolm Cecil - British jazz bassist, synthersizer pioneer

Michael Chapman - British singer/songwriter/guitarist

Louis Clark - Electric Light Orchestra arranger

Chick Corea - jazz pianist, winner of 25 Grammys

Commander Cody (nee George Fraye) - leader of the band Commader Cody & HIs Los Planet Airmen


Paul Cotton - Poco singer, songwriter and guitarist

Count M'Butu (nee Harold L. Jones) - Derek Trucks Band percussionist


DMX (nee Earl Simmons)


Sarah Dash - singer with LaBelle and the Rolling Stones

John Davis - Milli Vanilli vocalist

Deezer D (nee Dearon Thompson) - rapper/actor

Morris "B.B." Dickerson - War bassist

DJ SqueakPIVOT (nee Javunte Wheeler) - Chicago-based DJ

DMX (nee Earl Simmons)- New York-born rapper

Double K (nee Michael Turner) - People Under the Stairs 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.