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Chris Tsangarides, Famed Metal Producer, Dies

Chris Tsangarides, a producer who has worked with hard rock and metal acts including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy, has died. He was 61. “It is with complete and utter sadness that I need to tell you all that our beloved father and my mums best friend Chris Tsangarides passed away

Beatles Promoter Tony Calder Dies at 74

Tony Calder, a promoter who helped the Beatles to their first hit before signing Black Sabbath and Fleetwood Mac to label deals, has died at age 74. His death was confirmed by the BBC and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, with whom Calder started Immediate Records in the ’60s. The BBC said Calder died of complications from pneumonia

Larry Harris of Casablanca Records Dies

Larry Harris, who was second-in-command to his cousin, Neil Bogart at Casablanca Records died of an abdominal aneurysm in Port Angeles, Wash., on Dec. 18. He was 70. The news was reported by The New York Times, who say that the Brooklyn-born Harris was hired by Bogart in 1971 to do promotional work at the

Jim Burns, Co-Creator of 'MTV Unplugged,' Dies

Jim Burns, who created MTV Unplugged with Robert Small, died on Dec. 26. He was 65. According to the New York Post, he was crossing the street while walking his dog when a taxi turned left, striking him. He was taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and spent three days in critical condition

Vincent Nguini, Guitarist for Paul Simon, Dies

Vincent Nguini, the Cameroonian guitarist who worked with Paul Simon for decades, has died. He was 65. According to The New York Times, he passed away on Dec. 8 of liver cancer in Abadiânia, Brazil, where he had gone in order to see a spiritual healer. “He was the most creative musician I’ve ever worked

Michael 'DikMik' Davies, Hawkwind Keyboardist, Dies

Michael Davies, who played keyboards and synthesizers in Hawkind from its beginning in 1969 until 1973 and was credited on their records as both “DikMik” and “Dik Mik,” has died. The cause of death is unknown as of this time. “We are very sad to let you know that our old friend and band mate