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Died On This Date (August 18, 2010) Kenny Edwards / Guitarist In Linda Rondstadt’s Stone Poneys

Posted by themusicsover on August 18, 2010

Kenny Edwards
February 10, 1946 – August 18, 2010

With Linda Ronstadt

Kenny Edwards was a folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist who is best remembered as a founding member of the Stone Poneys along with Linda Ronstadt and Bob Kimmel.  Formed in 1965, the group helped pave the way for the popular “Laurel Canyon” sound of ’70s country rock.  Their 1967 album Evergreen, Volume 2 included the hit single, “Different Drum,” which helped set up Ronstadt’s wildly successful solo career.  Even though the group’s recording career lasted just 15 months, they remarkably, released three full albums.  After the Stone Poneys parted ways, Edwards formed the moderately successful Bryndle, then went solo, and collaborated with the likes of Karla Bonoff, Warren Zevon, Stevie Nicks, Brian Wilson, and Don Henley.  In 1974, Edwards and Ronstadt again joined forces to release one of her most popular albums, Heart Like A Wheel.  They continued to work together for many more years.  Kenny Edwards passed away on August 18, 2010.  He was 64 and had been battling prostate cancer.

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Died On This Date (February 22, 2007) Ian Wallace / Accomplished Studio Drummer; King Crimson

Posted by themusicsover on February 22, 2010

Ian Wallace
September 29, 1946 – February 22, 2007

Ian Wallace was an accomplished session rock drummer who is most often remembered for his short stint in King Crimson during the early ’70s.  He can be heard playing on Islands and their live album, Earthbound.  Throughout the years, Wallace played with a who’s who of rock music.  He played on such albums as Bob Dylan’s Street Legal and At BudokonBonnie Raitt’s Nine Lives, Don Henley’s Building A Perfect Beast, Rodney Crowell’s Houston Kid, Stevie Nicks’ Wild Heart, and many more.  He released just one album, 2003’s Happiness With Minimal Side Effects.  Ian Wallace was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in August of 2006, and subsequently died of it on February 22, 2007.  He was 60.

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