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Nova Scotia Classic Rock

NSCR's
Rock Heaven

Atlantic Canadian Musicians, Vocalists,
Techs, Managers, Agents and
Industry Personnel Who
are No Longer With Us

This page is dedicated to those that have gone
on before us to that great gig in the sky

Additions and Corrections
are Welcomed
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A -- B   C -- D   E -- F   G -- K   L -- M

N -- P   R -- S   T -- U   V -- Z



 

A -- B

Darrell
Adams

Drummer for Omega
1976-1978.

Lost his battle with cancer in March of 2008 at the age of 59.

Ralph
Allen
Armstrong

Rhythm, lead guitar and vocals. Co-founder of
The 4 Teens.

Died in Vancouver, BC on his 58th birthday (2005, July 2). Blood poisoning was caused by an infection from a stem cell transplant used to treat chronic lymphacytic leukemia.

Robert
"Bob"
Annand

Saxophone for
Night Shift and
Electric Jungle.

Passed away
2016, April 6

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Phil
Bambrek

Bassist for
The Finest Hour.

(No Details)

Rick
Barbrick

Played rhythm Guitar for
The Dynamics

and bass in The Exceptions,
Omar Kyam, Country Rock,
and for High Voltage.

Died in May of 1996
after a long fight with Multiple Sclerosis

Ric
Bendokas

Bass and guitar
with Cycle and
Ronnie Prophet.

Long-time
Musicstop employee.

Cancer took him 2004, October 18. He was 51.

Brett
Bezanson

Drummer for
Sun Machine, Sam Moon
and Wayne Nicholson.

Left us on April 21, 2002 at the age of 40.

Bob
Biggs

Drummer in
Molly Oliver ~1985.

Passed away in 2014, August 30. He was 60.

Gary
Blair

Drummer for The Dutch Mason Blues Band.

(No Details)

Dan
Bowers

Bass player in
Felix, Track, and several other bands. Most recently with Ghostrider.

Gone in 2015 on
New Year's Eve.

Lenny
Brennan

Guitar for
The Lost Children
and Pepper Tree.

(No Details)

Ross
Broughm

Prominently-featured
guitarist in 1963 on
The Don Messer Show
and Sing-A-Long Jubilee.

Passed away on November 20th in 2009 at St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish He was 76.

Kenneth
Wade
Brown

Guitarist in
The Dutch Mason Blues Band.

Died in Truro N.S. 2010, February 19 at the age of 63.


 

C -- D

Nelson
Cashen

Rhythm guitarist for
The Fendermen.

Bass in Ashley Heavy
and several other bands.

Passed on in 2013 on October 22 in Ottawa.

Derrick
Chaisson

Drums and vocals for
Virginia Foxe
and Tagin.

(No Details)

Neil
Chambers

Organ and vocals with
Burger and The Bitts
and Turnpike.

Died on September 8th in 1999

Scott
Cheverie

Lead vocals and harmonicas
for Full Circle, Sarjent Rokk
and Vicious Polyester.

Passed away at the age of 50 2013, March 4.

Ken
Clattenburg

Drummer in
The Dutch Mason Trio.

(No Details)

Jim
Clench

Bass and Vocals for Allison Gross, and Coven, then for April Wine 1971 - 1975 \ 1992 - 2006, and for
Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1978 - 1979.

Jim was born in Newfoundland and died in Montreal 2010, November 2nd of lung cancer at the age of 61.

Keith
Coffin

Keyboards and vocals in
The Outcasts and
Langley Beach Crowd.

(No Details)

Chad
Conrad

Played drums for
Razorboy, then formed Crossroads where he was the lead singer.

Died after a scooter accident in the Cayman Islands.

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Victor
"Pinky"
Dauvin

Drummer and vocalist in
The Continentals and
Stitch In Tyme. He was also the original lead singer for Lighthouse.

Passed on April 21, 2013, in New Market, Ontario at the age of 67.

Harvey
Deveau

Drummer in
The Ferrari's of Canada.

Died 2009, August 4 in Massachusetts at the age of 68.

Denny
Doherty

Vocals in
The Halifax Three and
The Mamas and the Papas.

Passed away on January 19th in 2007 at the age of 66. He died from kidney failure following surgery on an abdominal aneurysm.


 

E -- F

Rick
Edgett

Guitarist/songwriter.
Played in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Maan,
Pepper Tree,
and with many other artists.

After a lengthy struggle with cancer, he died at the age of 61 in 2013 on July 21st.

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Paul
Feeney

Sound technician for multiple bands. House tech for the Misty Moon and the Copper Penny nightclubs, and was for a time with Tour Tech East.

He passed away 2005, January 14.

Edgar
Fevens

Guitar, harmonica,
and trumpet in
The Ferrari's of Canada.

Passed away at the age of 76 on August 23rd of 2015 after a lengthy illness.

Bobby
"Sticks"
Fisher

Drummer for Pagliaro
and Walter Rossi,
as well as playing with a who's who of Nova Scotia musicians including Frank MacKay, Terry Hatty, Pam Marsh, Jim Henman, and too many more to count.

Bob died in 2010 at age 61 from an incurable disease called "Scleroderma".

Jon
"Bones"
Fisher

Roadie for
SOMA.

Died in 2006 at the age of 55 from severe aggressive pneumonia.


 

G -- K

Ron
Giles

Bass and vocals for
Southside and Focus. He was also a long-time Musicstop employee.

Passed away October 1st of 2002.

Joe
Graves

Played guitar in
The Corvettes.

Died 2011, January 11th at the age of 67.

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Jimmy
Haggart

Guitarist for
The Blue Cats.

Passed away in 2006.

Jack
Harris

Best known as the drummer in
SOMA. Also played with Chalice and several other bands.

Died after a short battle with cancer 2016, July 22.

Hazen
Horsman

Started as a lighting guy and then became a well-known booking agent.

Passed away on 2004, January 31 from diabetes complications.

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Geoff
Jardine

Taught drums and percussion for over 30 years, as well as playing in several bands.

Died in 2016 on July 5th at the age of 63.

Jack
Jeffery

Played bass in
The Dutch Mason Blues Band during the 1970s.

(No Details)

Ric
Jeffery

Played harmonicas for
The Dutch Mason Blues Band
and in his own group.

Lost a long battle with lung cancer at the age of 53 on November 27 of 2003.

Blaine
Jollimore

Saxes/flute in
The Rockin' Rockets,
Lectric Music Revolution,
Ashley Heavy,
Sun Machine,
Albatross, Cycle,
The Echoes
and many others.

(No Details)

Keith
Jollimore

Saxes and flute for
The Five Sounds,
Central Nervous System
SOMA, the original
Dr. Music, and Lighthouse.

He did session work on the recordings of April Wine, Pepper Tree, Snakeye, and many others.

(No Details)

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Doug
Kirby

A long-time booking agent and concert promoter, his most recent venture had been to form "LiveTourArtists" in 2000. This agency continues today.

He died Christmas
day in 2008.


 

L -- M

Berkley
Lamey

Played bass with
Buddy and the Boys.
Was the first musical director of The Rise and Follies of Cape Breton.

Succumbed to cancer at the age of 57.

Kim
Leier

Drummer for
The Loose Ends and
The Exceptions.

Passed away 2016, April 12 at the age of 66.

John
Lindsay

Lead guitarist for
Mentwood.

Died in a tragic car accident in 1971

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Jack
MacDonald

Played guitar in
Lectric Music Revolution.

Passed away at the age of 72, 2012, July 25.

Owen
MacDonald

Manager of
Lectric Music Revolution.

(No Details)

Rob
MacIntosh

Tenor sax player with
Shirley Jackson and
her Good Rock'n Daddys
,
The Sidecats, The Blown Gasket Orchestra, and many others.

Passed away August 30th in 2014. He was 53.

Brian
"Too Loud" MacLeod

Played guitar, drums
and sang with
Garrison Hill,
Pepper Tree,
Edward Bear,
Chilliwack and
The Headpins.

Died of cancer
1992, April 25.

Kevin
Macmichael

Lead guitar and vocals in
Fourtogo, Bedford Row, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Maan, Spice, Fast Forward, and Cutting Crew. He later toured extensively with Robert Plant.

Died New Years Eve, 2002 after a long cancer illness.

Rita
MacNeil

Singer/songwriter from Big Pond, Cape Breton.

Following surgery complications, Rita died April 17th in 2013. She was 68.

Ralph
Martinelli
Junior

Lead guitarist in
The Ferrari's of Canada.

Ralph was also an accomplished country violinist, having garnered numerous recognitions throughout his illustrious career. These included being chosen seven times as the top fiddle player in Massachusetts, and receiving many awards from the Massachusetts Country Music Awards Association.

At the age of 79, Ralph passed away on August 6th in 2015.

Dutch
Mason

"The Prime Minister
of the Blues" led The Dutch Mason Trio, and then The Dutch Mason Blues Band until his death.

Passed on at the age of 68 on December 23, 2006 from a diabetes-related illness.

Bill
McCauley

Keyboards in Redeye and Oakley.

Died after falling into a diabetic coma at the age of 40, on November 4th in 2000.

Joey
McNeil

Lead vocalist for The Vibrations, The Five Satins, and Odessa. Most recently he was with The Gray Blues, and The New Vibrations.

Passed away at the age of 65, 2012, August 4.

David
Miller

Saxophone for Zylan.

(No Details)

Bob
Mingo

Owned Bob Mingo's Music Sales which he had started in his Truro, NS home in 1967. The business today is owned and operated by his son David.

Died in 2003.

Danny
Mitchell

Drums in
Country Rock.

Killed in a car accident.

Dave
Moore

Lead vocalist in
The Mustangs.

Drowned after saving another swimmer at Lawrencetown Beach outside of Dartmouth, NS in the summer of 1969.

Ron
Morgan

Played lead guitar in the police band Blue Thunder, The Sham-Rocks, Idle Tyme, The Blues Of The Cherry and The Graham Bowser Orchestra.

He passed on, 2016, July 11. He was 74.

Gus
Morris

Bass player.

Death due to cancer
2002, May 20.

Frank
Mumford

Guitarist with
The Lincolns.

Cancer took Frank at the age of 61 on September 12th in 2004.


 

N -- P

Rick
Newell

Drums in
4-Play.

(No Details)

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Mickey
"Moke"
Oakley

Roadie for SOMA.

Expired from natural causes in 2010 at the age of 60.

Ritchie
Oakley

Bass guitar for the
The Five Sounds.

Lead guitar in
SOMA and Oakley.

Died in hospital following a stroke April 4, 2013 at the age of 68.

Mike
O'Brien

Lead guitar in
Pandora

.

Passed away at the age of 57 on December 18th, 2013.

Reggie
O'Haggen

Piano in
The Blue Cats.

Died in 2004.

Bonnie
Oulton

Sang in the 1967 version of
Pepper Tree, with The Wonderful Grand Band in the 1970s, then with The Ardorfolk.

Cancer took her in Windsor, NS on May 30th in 2010.

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Gregory
Donald
Patterson

Played bass in Annapolis Valley bands such as Tempest, Bonded Stock, Common Ground, and lastly, his band of brothers, Joker's Right.

Passed on in 2015, August 3 at the age of 58.

Mike
Pelham

Played drums in
Lectric Music Revolution
and other local bands.

Cancer took him at the age of 49 in 2003, August 5.

Ken
Pineo

Played drums with
The Dutch Mason Blues Band.

Died in Febuary, 2017.


 

R -- S

Mike
Rayworth

A bass player, Mike was also a Musicstop employee.

(No Details)

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Enver
Sampson
Junior

Harmonicas and Vocals in the Minglewood Band.

Killed in a motorcycle accident in Alberta.

Rickey
Scott

Guitarist for Mother's Fear.

(No Details)

Mike
Shepherd

Worked in the music industry for over 35 years as a road manager and booking agent. He also did sound and lighting for many East Coast acts.

Passed away in Calgary, Alberta 2016, February 7 at the age of 69.

Blair
Smith

Lead vocalist and keyboard player with 4-Play.

Died from cancer on September 5, 2006

Jay
Smith

Guitarist with Matt Mays and Rock Ranger.

While touring with Matt Mays, he died in Edmonton, Alberta, March 27, 2013.

Barry
"Scrapper"
Stevenson

Audio tech for Dutch Mason, Horse, The Lincolns, SOMA, and many others.
Internationally, he did the monitor mix for a Rolling Stones tour.

Died from a fall while on vacation in May of 2004


 

T -- U

Lee
Taylor

Played saxophones for
The Lincolns

(No Details)

Harold
Tsistinas

Saxophonist for Zylan, then became a long-time recording engineer at Solar Audio in Dartmouth.

Passed away at the age of 68 on June 10, 2013

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Kenneth
Umphrey

Bass player for Melody Fair and Snakeye.

Expired from natural causes at the age of 63 on December 20, 2015.


 

V -- Z

Bill
Wallingham

Guitar, bass and flute in Moonstruck.

(No Details)

Charlie
Ward

New Glasgow musician and former member of
The Wylde Pack, The Strangerz, Tower and CUFF.

Charlie was also the original rhythm guitar player for Horse when that group was formed in a farm house outside of Pictou, NS.

Passed away on August 8, 2009 at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow.

Kenny
Weeks

Lead vocalist and keyboards for The Meteors and Compromise.

Died on April 1, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 70.

Davey
Wells

Born David Winston Upshaw, he sang on CBC television shows Singalong Jubilee and Frank's Bandstand. The latter was the Halifax segment of the national Music Hop series.

Left us at the age of 59 on January 5, 2002

Kenny
Wentzell

Played rhythm guitar in Electric Jungle.

Passed away on July 20, 2006

Eric
Wood

Drummer for Dogrib.

Gone at the age of 58 on July 30, 2008

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Harold
"Skip"
Yorke

Vocalist and band leader for Sun Machine, Skip became a manager, and also a booking agent for a great many bands.

Died on June 25th in 2007



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