Thank you and good night.
From page 9 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
July 6, 1939 – March 18, 2011
As the original bassist with The Shadows, Terence Harris – nicknamed ‘Jet’ for his speed as a runner – performed on the ground-breaking hit Apache and Cliff Richard’s solo No.1 hit Living Doll . A North Londoner, Harris received an MBE for services to music last year. He had been suffering from throat cancer. Of the 71-yearold’s passing, Sir Cliff said: “Jet was exactly what The Shadows and I needed – a backbone [to] hold our sound together.”
Died April 4, 2011
A salute of farewell goes to the former Manowar drummer, who has passed away at the age of 54. Columbus first joined Manowar in 1983, and the first of their albums he played was Into Glory Ride , released the same year. He left the band seven years later for what the group called “family reasons”, although he himself later told Classic Rock (published just last year on www.classicrockmagazine. com) that “My son was never sick – so you can deduce from that what you may”. Columbus rejoined the band in 1995 and stayed until 2008.
Died March 14, 2011 Ronnie Hammond was the singer with the Atlanta Rhythm Section, fronting the Georgia-based southern rockers from 1972 to 1982 and through their commercial peak, which included being invited by then President Jimmy Carter to perform at the White House. After quitting for a solo career, Hammond later reunited with the group in 1988. He was 60 years old when he died of heart failure.
Joseph ‘Pinetop’ Perkins
July 7, 1913 – March 21, 2011
The veteran blues pianist has died from cardiac arrest at the age of 97. A close friend of another legendary original bluesman, Robert Johnson, Perkins began as a guitarist but switched to the piano after injuring his arm in a fight with a choir girl. He won a Grammy for his 2010 album Joined At The Hip with Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith. BB King said of Perkins’s passing: “Pinetop was one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen. He had such a distinctive voice, and he sure could play the piano.”