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The Blues Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

"Simple music is the hardest to play," Albert Collins once said, "and blues is simple music." The death of a blues legend can leave us with a collective sense of loss and nostalgia for an era gone by. This memorial site was created to honor and remember blues musicians, singers, songwriters and others who have contributed to this truly American music.
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The The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor was the bassist for the blues boogie rock band Canned Heat from 1967 until 1970, performing a legendary set with the band at the original Woodstock. He started as a teenager touring with Jerry Lee Lewis, then became a regular studio bass player for the Monkees. He played bass on many of the Monkees hit songs including “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Valleri,” and “Words.” Taylor played on many of Tom Waits records and toured with him playing upright bass. We invite you to...
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