September 19, 2005
Bluegrass musician John Herald passed away in July. He was 65. He played with Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, but was most famous as guitarist and vocalist for the Greenbriar Boys—part of the early-’60s Greenwich Village folk scene. . . . Long John Baldry—the British blues and R&B artist—died of a chest infection on July 21. He was 64. Baldry, whose early stage act included Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Jimmy Page, was best known as a vocalist. He released over 40 albums, first hitting the British charts in 1967 with “Let the Heartaches Begin.”. . .Legendary bluesman “Little Milton” Campbell died in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 27 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Campbell’s earliest successes came as an artist on the Sun label during the ’50s, and his “soul-blues” style lead to hits such as “The Blues is Alright.”. . .Virtuoso guitarist Ted Greene passed away in his home of a suspected heart attack over the weekend of July 23. GP will honor Greene in the November issue by reproducing a lesson originally published in 1980, along with comments from guitarists who knew him.