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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.

George
Antoniak

Guitar in Lougarou,
Storm, Turnpike, Ram, Ought To Be, The Minglewood Band, and The Dave Dobson Band, as well as an in-demand ssession guitarist for several artists.

Passed away in Halifax on September 20/2023 at the age of 72 after a long battle with various health issues.

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
The Night Shift and
Electric Jungle.

Passed away
2016, April 6

Robert
"Bob"
Atkinson

Guitarist for
The Umbrella,
Ralph, and Paralandra.

Died on February 24, 2017 at the age of 66.

Abbey
Aucion

Lead guitar and vocals.
Horse
and The Kidz

Passed away unexpectedly at home on Jan 17/2022 at the age of 67.

Paul
Aucoin

Guitar and vocals for
The Flintstones.

Passed away on January 1/2016.

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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.

Tom
Barnaby

Guitar and Vocals for
Langley Beach Crowd, The Wildfires
and Spring Garden Road.

Left us on November 20, 2019 at the age of 71 after a lengthy illness.

Ric
Bendokas

Bass and guitar
with Cycle and
Ronnie Prophet.

Long-time
Musicstop employee.

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

Rodney
Bent

Bass in The
Langley Beach Crowd .

Passed away on October 28/2022 at the age of 69.

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.

Phil
Black

Guitar and vocals in
East Is East .

Passed away on November 13/ 2022 at the age of 69.

Gary
Blair

Drummer for The Dutch Mason Blues Band.

(No Details)

Emma
Lee
Boulter

Lead vocals, keyboards and guitar in
Granfalloon, The Hal Britton Band , Citizen and released a solo CD called The Reason in 2006.

Passed away from Metastatic Breast Cancer on September 7/2011 at the age of 53.

John
Boutilier

Vocals and guitar for
Rockin' Saints, The Rockin' Rebels
and The Black Kats.

Passed away on October 29/2021 at th age of 80.

Dan
Bowers

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

Gone in 2015 on
New Year's Eve.

Gary
Bowers

Lead singer in
The Beavers, Omar Kyam, Sun Machine, and Albatross, before pursuing a career in country music.

Passed away on October 5, 2017 at the age of 73.

Lenny
Brennan

Guitar for
The Lost Children
and the original Pepper Tree.

Passed away in 1986 at the age of 39.

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.


 

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Frank
Cameron

Host of CBC’s “Frank’s Bandstand”, TV and radio personality for more than sixty years. Started at CKEC in New Glasgow, than at CBC Halifax until 1995, ten years at CHNS and finally at Seaside FM until November 2023.

Passed away on Jan. 20/2024 in hospital suffering from Vascular Dementia at the age of 85.

Phil
Canning

Drums in
The Untouchables.

Passed away on October 8/2019 at the age of 72.

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)

Rob
Chaisson

Guitar and vocals for
Virginia Foxe
and Tagin.

Passed away at 64 in Dartmouth, N.S in June 2020.

Neil
Chambers

Organ and vocals with
Burger and The Bitts
and Turnpike.

Died on September 8th in 1999

Robin
Chapman

Soundman for
Everyday People
and Molly Oliver.

Died on May 29/2022 at the age of 66.

Scott
Cheverie

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

Passed away at the age of 50 2013, March 4 due to complications from MS.

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.

Barry
Cooke

Piano with
Dutch Mason , Shirley Jackson And Her Good Rockin’ Daddys, Garrett Mason and several other bands.

Passed away on May 4/2024 at the age of 57 in Halifax.

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Gary
Daly

Guitar and Vocals in Buddy And The Squires, Songsmith and Vehicle.

Passed away on June 13/2023 at the age of 72 after a brief battle with cancer.

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.

Bob
Davison

Sax in
The Interns, and backed Chubby Checker when he played in Halifax.

Passed away on May 27, 2018 at the age of 73.

Harvey
Deveau

Drummer in
The Ferrari's of Canada.

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

Ralph
Dillon

Guitar and vocals in
Buddy And The Boys, performed in the original ‘Rise and Follies of Cape Breton’, and was the band leader for Rita MacNeil for many years.

Passed away on November 29/ 2022 at the age of 72.

Mike
Dimitri

Lead Vocals and various instruments in Doubletalk,
Dimitri, The Fax, Release
and for several other projects.

Passed away in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on October 11/2022 at the age of 70 after battling illness for the last few years.

David
Dobson

Lead Vocals, Bass and Guitar for
Sandy Road
Rox
Dave And Mark, Dave And Dave and his own solo act.

Passed away peacefully in hospital in February 2022 after being diagnosed with cancer several months ago.

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.

Leon
Dubinsky

Keyboards in
Buddy And The Boys and musical director of the Cape Breton Summertime Revue for over a decade.

Passed away on January 17/2023 after a lengthy illness at the age of 81.


 

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.

Peter
Ettinger

Lead singer in
Ettinger, Drama, before pursuing a career in western Canada.

Passed away after getting hit by a pick-up truck on August 25, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska at the age of 59.

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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.

Reg
Fisher

Guitar and Vocals with
Kenny Weeks And The Meteors and Compromise .

Passed away on April 22/2024 at the age of 83 in Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home in Halifax.

Allan
Fitch

Drummer for several singers and artists.

Passed away on May 29/2020 at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery.

Robert
Fleming

Bassist for The Flintstones
1966-1968.

Passed away on November 28/2017 after a brief illness at the age of 68.

Wendell
Frauzel

Lead Guitar , violin and vocals in
Matthew Hill.

Passed away peacefully at home on February 4/2008 at the age of 56.


 

G -- K

Reg
Gerrior

Lead guitar and band leader in Sins And Lovers and several other bands including Bobby Curtola.

Passed away on February 22/2024 at the age of 80.

Ron
Giles

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

Passed away October 1st of 2002.

Myles
Goodwyn

Guitar and lead vocals for
April Wine and Myles Goodwyn And Friends Of The Blues .

Passed away December 3/2023 at the age of75.

Joe
Graves

Played guitar in
The Corvettes.

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

Greg
Griffin

Live sound engineer and owner of Griffin’s Audio Services.

Passed away on October 25, 2013 at the age of 59.

Kenny
Griswold

Played sax and bass in
The Starlites.

Died 1978, at the age of 32 or 33.

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Jimmy
Haggart

Guitarist for
The Blue Cats.

Passed away in 2006.

Gary
Hall

Drummer in
The Royal Regents and Fire And Ice.

Passed from pancreatic cancer in Dec. 2018.

Owen
Hann

Played bass for The Sam Moon Band,
The Battery, and most recently with Route 225.

Passed away at home on December 25/2022 at the age of 64.

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.

Jimmy
Hiscott

Lead vocals,rhythm guitar in
Rockin Saints.

Passed away on November 25/2017 after a devastating battle with cancer.

Nick
Holland

Bass in the heavy metal band Hogtooth

Died tragically on July 22/2023 in the floods in West Hants N.S. at the age of 52.

Bob
Hope

Bass in
The Five Sounds, Okamist, White Chocolate
and several other bands.

Passed away in 2018 from cancer.

Tim
Hopton

Bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals
for Sarjent Rokk and Full Circle
and The Accused.

Passed away at 56 from cancer July 12/2020.

Hazen
Horsman

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

Passed away January 31 in 2004 from diabetes complications.

Bruce
Hudson

Long time booking agent with Hudson Productions for several bands during the 1970s and 80s.

Passed away peacefully in Halifax on May 18/2021 at the age of 69.

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Dave
James

Drummer extraordinaire in Electric Revolution
Track before studying at Humber. Session work included such artists as:Moe Koffman, Guido Basso, Eugene Armaro, Russ Little, Zoot Simms, Milt Jackson, Joe Venuti, Jack Sheldon, Rita Coolidge, Bill Champlin, Doug Mallory, Terry Kelly, Bill King, Liberty Silver, Phil Nimmons, Joe Sealy, Dinah Christie, Jim Carrey, Dave Wood, Howie Mandel, Craig Russell, Alan Thicke, Catherine McKinnon, Gene Pittney, Frank Mills, Jose Feliciano, Del Shannon, Ben E. King, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Norma Winstone, Rita MacNeil, Burton Cummings, Pat Labarbara, Kirk MacDonald, Kai Winding, Stan Gaetz, Ronnie Hawkins, Derrick Le Lacheur, Manteca and Brigham Phillips.

Died in 2022 on June 2nd at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer.

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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Cory
Keeping

Played bass for
Matt Minglewood and toured with Bruce Gothro.

Passed away on December 9/ 2022 at the age of 51 in Northside General Hospital.

Floyd
King

Singer, musician, songwriter, producer, Floyd played over the years in Bad Angus, Niteowl, Grey Owl, Spice, Fast Forward, and Tribute.

In addition, Floyd played with Terry Kelly and produced two of his albums. He also performed with many other musicians and as a solo artist.

Cancer took him from us
May 15, 2018

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.

Moe
Lauzon

Guitarist for Titan
,The Hits
and Now Voyager.

Passed away December 19/2017, at the age of 58.

Paul
Lawson

Guitarist and Lead Vocals for Paul Lawson Band
,Number 9
and Green With Envy.

Passed away on September 2/2021, at the age of 68.

Gerald
LeBlanc

Keyboards for
Refined Rock Show.

Passed away on January 12/2024 surrounded by family at the Dartmouth General Hospital at the age of 72.

Ron
LeBlanc

Was the drummer in Trax, Breakaway, Haywire, Saddletramp, Rock Island Blues, Boys Gone Wild and others.

Passed away in Saint Martha'a Hospital on April 4/2022 at the age of 59.

Kim
Leier

Drummer for
The Loose Ends and
The Exceptions.

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

Grant
Leslie

Bass for
Killin' Time,
Minglewood Band and
John Campbelljohn.

Passed away suddenly at home on August 9/2021 at the age of 65.

John
Lindsay

Lead guitarist for
Mentwood.

Died in a tragic car accident in 1971

David
Llewellyn

Lead Singer for
Buster, Rhapsody, Tempest, Jumpin Jack Flash, Cousin Mary, Kairos as well as solo and a number of duos.

Passed away at the age of 68 after a long illness on Feb. 2/2021.

Darrell
Lysens

Drummer for
Four To Go,
and Blue Thunder.

Passed away after a two and a half years battle with lung cancer on January 14/2022 at the age of 73.

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Jack
MacDonald

Played guitar in
Lectric Music Revolution.

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

Kelly
MacDonald

Keyboards in
Stonehenge.

Passed away in March, 2018.

Owen
MacDonald

Manager of
Lectric Music Revolution.

(No Details)

Patton (Pat)
MacDonald

Drums in East Gate Sanctuary,
Bad Angus and The Strangerz

Passed away October 10/2010 at the age of 63.

Sandra Lee
MacDonald (AKA Sandy Beagan)

Keyboards and Lead Vocals in
Sarjent Rokk and Full Circle.

Passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on August 25/2023 at the age 61.

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.

Frank
MacKay

Lead vocals in The Lincolns,
Soma, Turnpike, Chalice,
and solo Frank MacKay.

Died on March 6 of 2019 after a heart attack at the age of 74.

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.

Dr.
Lorne
Marsh

Songwriter of Helen Bolduc's 1982 single "Tell Me You Lied/Take It From Me".

Passed away at the age of 71 on September 2/2022.

Murray
Martin

Hammond B3 Organ in
Crunch.

Passed away on July 1, 2017 at the age of 64.

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
McCallum

Guitar and vocals in the
Sham-Rocks

Passed away due to pneumonia as a complication of bone cancer treatment, 2017, October 28th. He was 77.

Bill
McCauley

Keyboards in Redeye and Oakley.

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

Mike
McFetridge

Drums in The Weads Of Eden and Vocals, Guitar and Bass in The Cavaliers.

Passes away April 22/2023 at the age of 72.

Gary "Trash"
McLaren

Lead vocals for
Fire And Ice.

Passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the age of 63 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

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.

Jamie
Miles

Drummer for The Persuaders
1992-1994. Owner of The Bay Landing in Prospect.

Passed away on October 6/2022.

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.

Donnie
Morris

Played bass and backing vocals in The Continentals,
The Stitch In Tyme, Soma, Oakley, Morris, Harris And Hatty. Oakley. Zipper.
and for several other acts.

Died on March 10 of 2019 at the age of 71 after a long illness.

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.

Bob
Murphy

Keyboards, guitar and vocalist in
The Untouchables ,
Stitch In Tyme,
Soma.
He also led country band Bob Murphy and Big Buffalo.

Passed at home on June 21/2021 at the age of 76.


 

N -- P

Tony
Nader

Bass And Vocals for
Knucklebones, Minds Eye
and Sahara Jack.

Was tragically taken away on December 30/2021 at the age of 55.

David "Redd"
Naugle

Bass in Half Cut.

Died from a heart attack on May 25/2024 at the age of 60.

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.

Bawnie
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.

Real
Pelletier

Lead vocals in
Zylan,
and Sun Machine.

Passed away on his own terms at Queen Elizabeth in Charlottetown PEI on January 10/2022 at the age of 71.

Charlie
Phillips

Played bass in The Queen Street Kings,
Beowulf, Dutch Mason,
and Sandy Road.

Died in February of 2019.

Ken
Pineo

Played drums with
The Dutch Mason Blues Band.

Died in Febuary, 2017.

Barry
Pottie

Drums in
The Darvels.

Passed away on March 17/2023 at the age of 74.

Stephen
Price

Lead vocals for
Track, Out There and other bands.

Passed away on June 4/2022 at the age of 68.


 

R -- S

Mike
Rayworth

A bass player, Mike was also a Musicstop employee.

Passed from a brain aneurism while at work on Feb.10/2001 at the age of 38.

Ronnie
Rayworth

Lead vocals in
Son’s Of Sound.

Passed away on December 4/2016 at the age of 67.

Cam
Rhindress

Booking agent at Entertainment Contacts in the late 60's and the 70's.

Passed away on March 28/2022 at the age of 72 after being in poor health for some time.

Robert "Richie"
Richmond

Played bass in The Lost Children 1965-67, Pepper Tree 1967-69, Horse 1970-72, Ravioli Brothers 1977-78, Sylvester Stretch 1979 and many others.

Passed away on October 11/2021 at the age of 74 after serving as an Anglican Priest for 30 years.

Steven
Rhymer

Played guitar in
The Badd Cedes/ Chapter V
and other bands. He was a successful songwriter for Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris and others.

Passed away from a sudden heart attack on December 12/2006.

Neville
Roberts

Lead singer in
The Flintstones
from 1966-68.

Passed away at the age of 74 on July 23/2022 surrounded by his family.

Ken
Ryan

Lead singer in
Okanagan Helicopter, Killin Time, and for the last 30 years "The Good Feeling Band".

Passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness at the age of 64 on September 8, 2015.

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Enver
Sampson
Junior

Harmonicas and Vocals in the Minglewood Band.

Killed in a motorcycle accident in Alberta.

Tom
Sarty

Bass for
Jester
Quandrant Band, Family and Frontier. Most recently played in The Lime Rickey Band and with Amanda Riley.

Passed away on May 2/2018

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

Danny
Sutherland

Bassist with several local, national and international acts.

Passed on April 1/2020 in Edmonton, Alberta.


 

T -- U

Lee
Taylor

Played saxophones for
The Lincolns

Passed away after being in a diabetic coma for five days on March 3/1968.

Gordie
Thomas

Lead singer in
Beowulf, Cold Duck, Melody Fair, GT And The Hurricanes, Two Wheel Drive, The Funk’n Flames, Frontier (Drums And Vocals) and The Boogie Boys.

Passed away on October 26, 2022 at the age of70.

Eric "Bo"
Travis

Harmonica and vocals.

Lost his battle with cancer Dec 20, 2017 at the age of 65.

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

Wendell
Van Ember

Guitar and Vocals in Buster, Kreated Life, Cherokee Nation and Eldorado(Calgary)

Passed suddenly while visiting N.S. on August 8/1998.

Tony
Voogt

Lead vocals and guitar in
Tense , The Switch , Rock Steady, Spontonyous Combustion and the Alvin Whittaker Band.

Passed away after battling lung cancer on January 25/2023 at the age of 61.

Bill
Wallingham

Guitar, bass and flute in Moonstruck.

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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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