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When rock ‘n’ roll legends move on to greener pastures, it’s hard for fans to take. We should remember them by the music they left behind because they won’t release anything else. This time it hits twice as hard as we have lost not one but two greats. It is a sad report to announce Kim Simmonds Savoy Brown and Dino Danelli The Young Rascals died within days of each other.

Kim Simmonds was a blues legend from the UK who rose to fame in the US when his band Savoy Brown arrived at the end of the ’60s British Invasion. He kept it that way, rocking out with the likes of Rod Stewart and The Faces. Born in 1947 in a small town called Newbridge in South Wales, at the age of 18 he formed Savoy Brown in 1965 and remained its only original member.

In August, on the Savoy Brown website, Simmonds informed his fans: “I’ve had to cancel the rest of this year’s concerts, so I think this is a good time to let everyone know what’s going on. I have been fighting stage 4 colon cancer for almost a year now. He was undergoing chemotherapy until fans on Twitter freaked out.

After hearing the news, many celebrities expressed their condolences. Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa was one of the first to record.

Bad to the Bone boogie-blues guitarist George Thorogood felt the loss deeply.

The late Lonely Dave once played rhythm guitar and was the lead singer of Savoy Brown before starting Foghat. Another founding member of Foghat, Roger Earl, also played in the band. After Simmonds’ death, Fogat’s message was felt by fans around the world.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, Dino Danelli was a founding member of The Young Rascals. Born in 1944, he left New Jersey to hone his talents playing in New York, New Orleans and Las Vegas before joining forces with Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish.

In a very emotional memorial, Danelli’s spokesperson Joe Russo shared a video on his Facebook page and answered fans’ questions about the legendary drummer’s death on December 15th. failure along with other complications.

Stephen Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band felt the loss.

Saxophonist Eddie Manio used to play with the legend.

This longtime fan has noticed the loss of two legends.

Words are hard to find when a legend passes and it seems there will never be a person to fill the void. That is why it is deeply sad that the two left us so close.


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