Nova Scotia Rock Heaven
This part of the site is dedicated to those that have gone on before us to that great gig in the sky.
This list is far from complete and any corrections and additions are greatly appreciated.
Darrell Adams - drummer in Omega from 1976-1978 lost his battle with cancer in March of 2008 at the age of 59.
Ralph Allen Armstrong - rhythm, lead guitar, vocals and co-founder of THE 4 TEENS died of blood poisoning caused by an infection from a stem cell transplant to treat chronic lymphacytic leukemia on his 58 th birthday July 2 ,2005 in Vancouver B.C..
Phil Bambrek - bassist in The Finest Hour.
Rick Barbrick - rhythm guitar in The Dynamics, bass in The Exceptions, Omar Kayam, Country Rock and High Voltage passed away in May 1996 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Ric Bendokas - bass/guitar Cycle, Ronnie Prophet and long time Musicstop employee passed away October 18/2004 at the age of 51 from cancer.
Brett Bezanson - drummer for Sun Machine, Sam Moon, Wayne Nicholson left us on April 21/2002 at the age of 40.
Gary Blair - drummer in The Dutch Mason Blues Band.
Lenny Brennan - guitar in The Lost Children, Pepper Tree.
Ross Broughm - a prominent guitarist featured on Don Messer's Show and Sing-A-Long Jubilee in 1963, passed away on November 20/2009 in St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish at the age of 76.
Kenneth Wade Brown - guitarist in the Dutch Mason Blues Band passed away in Truro N.S. on Feb.19/2010 at the age of 63.
Derrick Chaisson - drums/vocals Virginia Foxe, Tagin.
Neil Chambers - organ/vocals Burger And The Bitts, Turnpike died on September 8/1999.
Scott Cheverie - lead vocals/harmonicas in Full Circle, Sarjent Rokk and Vicious Polyester passed away March 4/2013 at the age of 50.
Ken Clattenburg - drummer in the Dutch Mason Trio.
Jim Clench - bass/vocals in April Wine from 1970-1975 and again from 1992-2007. Jim was born in Newfoundland and passed away on November 2/2010 at the age of 61 after a battle with lung cancer.
Keith Coffin - keyboards/vocals in The Langley Beach Crowd, Outcasts.
Chad Conrad - played drums in Razorboy and then formed Crossroads where he was the lead singer died after a scooter accident in the Cayman Islands.
Harvey Deveau - drummer in The Ferrari's Of Canada passed away at the age of 68 on August 4/2009 in Massachusetts.
Denny Doherty - vocals in The Halifax Three and The Mamas And Papas passed away on January 19/2007 at the age of 66 from kidney failure following surgery on an abdominal aneurysm.
Paul Feeney - sound technician for multiple bands as well as the house tech for the Misty Moon and the Copper Penny. Paul also was employed for a time with Tourtech East. He passed away Jan14,2005.
Bobby Sticks Fisher - drummer for Pagliaro and Walter Rossi as well as playing with a whos who of local 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.
Ron Giles - bass/vocals for Southside, Focus and long time Musicstop employee passed away October 1/2002.
Joe Graves - played guitar in The Corvettes passed away January 11/2011 at the age of 67.
Hazen Horsman - booking agent passed away on January 31/2004.
Jack Jeffery - played bass in The Dutch Mason Blues Band in the 70's.
Ric Jeffery - harmonicas for The Dutch Mason Blues Band and his own band lost his long battle with lung cancer at the age of 53 on November27/2003.
Blaine Jollimore - saxes/flute in Lectric Music Revolution, Sun Machine, Cycle, The Echoes and many others.
Keith Jollimore - saxes/flute in Five Sounds (Central Nervous System), Soma and Lighthouse and played on recordings by Pepper Tree, April Wine, Snakeye and many others.
Doug Kirby - a well known booking agent in the area passed away on Christmas day 2008.
Berkley Lamey - bass with Buddy And The Boys and the first musical director of The Rise And Follies of Cape Breton died of cancer at the age of 57.
Jack MacDonald - played guitar in Lectric Music Revolution, passed away on July 25/2012 at the age of 72.
Owen MacDonald - manager of Lectric Music Revolution.
Brian MacLeod - guitar/drums/vocals in Garrison Hill, Pepper Tree, Edward Bear, Chilliwack and The Headpins died of cancer on April 25/1992.
Kevin Macmichael - guitar/vocals in Spice, Fast Forward, Cutting Crew and Robert Plant lost his battle with cancer on December 31/2002.
Dutch Mason - "The Prime Minister Of The Blues" led The Dutch Mason Trio and then The Dutch Mason Band until his death on December 23/2006 from diabetes related illness at the age of 68.
Bill McCauley - keyboards in Redeye and Oakley passed away on November 4/2000 after falling into a diabetic coma at the age of 40.
Joey McNeil - lead vocals for The Vibrations, The Five Satins, Odessa and most recently The Gray Blues and The New Vibrations passed away August 4/2012 at the age of 65.
Rick Newell - drums/vocals in 4-Play.
David Miller - sax for Zylan.
Bob Mingo - owned Bob Mingo's Music Sales in Truro N.S..
Danny Mitchell - drums in Country Rock was killed in a car accident.
Dave Moore - vocals in The Mustangs drowned after saving another swimmer at Lawrencetown Beach in the summer of 1969.
Gus Morris - bass passed away May 20/2002 from cancer.
Frank Mumford - guitar in The Lincolns passed away on September 12/2004 at the age of 61 from cancer.
Mickey "Moke" Oakley - roadie for Soma died from natural causes in 2010 at the age of 60.
Bonnie Oulton - sang with the first version of Pepper Tree in 1967, The Wonderful Grand band in the 70's and the Ardorfolk died of cancer in Winndsor N.S. on May 30/2010.
Mike Pelham - played drums in Lectric Music Revolution and other local bands died from cancer August 5/2003 at the age of 49.
Mike Rayworth - bass and Musicstop employee.
Enver Sampson Jr. - harmonicas and vocals in The Minglewood Band was killed in a motorcycle accident in Alberta.
Rickey Scott - guitar in Mother's Fear.
Blair Smith - lead vocals, keyboards in 4-Play passed away after a battle with cancer on September 5/2006.
"Scrapper" Stevenson - soundman for The Lincolns, Horse, Soma, Dutch Mason and many others passed away in May 2004.
Lee Taylor - saxes in The Lincolns.
Bill Wallingham - guitar, bass and flute in Moonstruck.
Charlie Ward - New Glasgow based musician and former member of The Wylde Pack, The Strangerz, Tower & CUFF passed away on Aug 8/2009 at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. Charlie was also the origianl rythm guitar player for Horse when the group was formed in a farm house outside of Pictou, NS.
Kenny Weeks - lead vocals and keyboards in The Meteors and Compromise passed away on April 1, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 70.
Davey Wells - born David Winston Upshaw and sang on CBC's Singalong Jubilee, Music Hop and Frank's Bandstand passed away on January 5/2002 at the age of 59.
Eric Wood - drummer in Dogrib passed away July 30/2008 at the age of 58.
Skip Yorke - booking agent for a great many bands passed away on June 25, 2007.