[#373] One Ticket to Paradise — 2019 Obituaries

Their music may be immortal but the musicians who created it are not. In 2019, the music world lost a number of artists whom your DJs profile and honor in this year-end obituary. Features tracks from the Muffs, Daniel Johnston, Cream, and (sadly) many more.

McG and Eric Bensel – Your DJs Speak 0:00
13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me 7:31
Blue Cheer – Second Time Around 9:54
Eddie and the Hot Rods – Teenage Depression 16:08
Captain and Tennille – Muskrat Love 22:29
The Cars – It’s All I Can Do 32:30
Germs – Dragon Lady 36:05
The Muffs – Sick of This Old World 37:42
Daniel Johnston – Walking The Cow 53:26
Silver Jews – Random Rules 56:59
Her’s – What Once Was 1:00:48
Cream – I Feel Free (BBC session) 1:24:43

Selected musicians and music-related individuals who died in 2019

Daryl Dragon (The Captain & Tennille), 76
Eric Haydock (The Hollies), 75
Tom Guido (Purple Onion manager)
Casey Grabowski (Nearest), 42
Lorna Doom (Germs), 61
Debi Martini (Red Aunts)
Ted McKenna (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), 68
Bruce Corbitt (Rigor Mortis, Warbeast), 56
Paul Whaley (Blue Cheer), 72
James Ingram, 66
Alex Brown (Gorilla Biscuits), 52
Skip Groff (Yesterday and Today Records), 70
Peter Tork (The Monkees), 77
Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), 64
Andy Anderson (The Cure), 68
Doug Sandom (The Who), 89 & Alan Rogan (Townshend guitar tech)
Stephan Ellis (Survivor), 69
Keith Flint (The Prodigy), 49
Sara Romweber (Let’s Active), 55
Asa Brebner (Modern Lovers), 65
Hal Blaine (session drummer in the Wrecking Crew), 90
Dick Dale, 81
Andre Williams, 82
Scott Walker, 76
Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading (Her’s), 24, 25
Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed), 53
DJ Adam Sky, 42
Jake Black (Alabama 3), 59
Leon Redbone, 69
Roky Erickson, 71
Dr. John, 77
Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service), 72
João Gilberto, 88
David Berman (Silver Jews), 52
Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood), 50
DJ Arafat, 33
Daniel Johnston, 58
Eddie Money, 70
Ric Ocasek (The Cars), 70 or 75
Barrie Masters (Eddie and the Hot Rods), 63
Kim Shattuck (The Muffs), 56
Ginger Baker (Cream), 80
Ed Ackerson (Polara, Susstones), 54
George Chambers (Chambers Brothers “Time Has Come Today”), 88
Paul Barrere (Little Feat), 71
Gilles Bertin (Camera Silens), 58 — crazy story!!
Terry Katzman (Minneapolis music scene veteran)
Marie Fredriksson (Roxette), 61
Dave Riley (Big Black), 59

As mentioned in episode:

Henry and Heidi podcast: Skip Groff

Kim Shattuck in Conversation, 2012

How late Muffs frontwoman Kim Shattuck made final album while secretly battling ALS

Daniel Johnston live on KCRW

Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire

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