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Jazz bassist Charnett Moffett died suddenly this week of a heart attack at age 54.
 
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Singer and composer Henny Vrienten has passed away at the age of 73. The family announced this on Monday via concert organizer MOJO. A cause of death has not been reported, but Vrienten had been ill for a long time. The funeral will be held privately. The family asks for peace and privacy and will not make any further announcements, according to Mojo.

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Singer and composer Henny Vrienten has passed away at the age of 73. The family announced this on Monday via concert organizer MOJO. A cause of death has not been reported, but Vrienten had been ill for a long time. The funeral will be held privately. The family asks for peace and privacy and will not make any further announcements, according to Mojo.

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Most people here will never have heard of him, but he was huge in the Netherlands in the 80s as singer of the most popular Dutch band Doe Maar. They were one of the first pop/rock bands to sing their songs in Dutch - which had an adverse effect on their international chances obviously. Thanks for the memories and rest in peace.
 

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Country star Naomi Judd has died at age 76. She was also the mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd.
 

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Greek synthesizer magician Vangelis passed away two days ago, aged 79. RIP and thanks for the memories.



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Andy Fletcher has died at 60, he was the keyboard player from Depeche mode.
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Today.

Alan White, drummer for Yes. White also played the drums for John Lennon's Live Peace In Toronto, Plastic Ono Band, and Imagine albums, and that's him playing those unique drum fills on Instant Karma.

White joined Yes three days before their Close To the Edge Tour in 1972, had had to learn the band's setlist in that time. He has been with the band ever since, although on their last tour he only played the drum kit for the encores, relegating himself to percussion for the majority of the set. Last week the band announced he wouldn't be joining them on their next tour for health reasons.

The same week he joined Yes he received offers to join Jethro Tull and America.

We all knew he wasn't in the best of health, looking pretty frail, and having difficulty with stairs.

He passed away at the age of 72 at his Seattle-area home on May 26, 2022, after a brief illness.

From Alan's Facebook page:

Alan White, our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa, passed away at the age of 72 at his Seattle-area home on May 26, 2022, after a brief illness.

Throughout his life and six-decade career, Alan was many things to many people: a certified rock star to fans around the world; band mate to a select few, and gentleman and friend to all who met him.

Alan was born in Pelton, County Durham, England on June 14, 1949. He began piano lessons at the age of six, began playing the drums at age twelve, and has been performing publicly since the age of thirteen.

Throughout the 1960s, Alan honed his craft with a variety of bands, including The Downbeats, The Gamblers, Billy Fury, Alan Price Big Band, Bell and Arc, Terry Reid, Happy Magazine (later called Griffin), and Balls with Trevor Burton (The Move) and Denny Laine (Wings).

In 1968, Alan joined Ginger Baker’s Airforce, a new group that was put together by the former drummer of Cream and other noted musicians from England’s music scene including Steve Winwood, formerly of Traffic.

In 1969, Alan received what he thought at the time to be a prank phone call, but it was John Lennon calling to ask Alan to join the Plastic Ono Band. The next day Alan found himself learning songs in the back of an airliner headed to Toronto with Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voormann. The ensuing album, Live Peace in Toronto, sold millions of copies, peaking at number 10 on the charts.

Alan’s association with Lennon continued, recording singles like ‘Instant Karma’ and the subsequent landmark album, Imagine, with Alan providing drums for the title song, ‘Jealous Guy’, and ‘How Do You Sleep at Night’. Alan’s work with Lennon led to an introduction to George Harrison, who asked Alan to perform on the album All Things Must Pass, including the single, ‘My Sweet Lord’, released in 1970. Alan subsequently worked with many artists for the Apple label, including Billy Preston, Rosetta Hightower, and Doris Troy.

Alan joined YES on July 27, 1972, and with only three days to learn the music, YES opened their US tour before 15,000 fans in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 1972. Alan has been with YES ever since, and with the passing of founding member, Chris Squire, in June 2015, Alan is the longest continuously serving band member.

Alan is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and May White (née Thrower), his sister-in-law, Mindi Hall, and many loyal furry companions. He is survived by his wife of forty years (May 15, 1982) Rogena “Gigi” (née Walberg), his children, Jesse (Emily), their two children JJ and Ellie, and Cassi (Kela), and sister-in-law Andrea Holmqvist (Robert).

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