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Rock Stars & Musicians who have had cancer - A List - Help, please
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fan
2005-02-08 10:22:34 UTC
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Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.

Some cancer deaths have included:

Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her" & "Corrina, Corrina")
Jim Capaldi
Floyd Cramer (pianist)
Nicky Hopkins (pianist)
Richard Tee (pianist)
Carl Wilson ("The Beach Boys")

A cancer survivor:

Rod Stewart (survived thyroid cancer)


Even though this is a sad subject, I ask everyone's help in compiling
this list, in the hope that it'll help save future lives. Please add
to this list all the names you can think of.

Thanks.
Phaeton
2005-02-08 10:26:33 UTC
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Post by fan
Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.
Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her" & "Corrina, Corrina")
Jim Capaldi
Floyd Cramer (pianist)
Nicky Hopkins (pianist)
Richard Tee (pianist)
Carl Wilson ("The Beach Boys")
George Harrison ( throat )
Post by fan
Rod Stewart (survived thyroid cancer)
Eddie Van Halen ( throat ) I think he is OK now.

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sun56
2005-02-08 10:35:54 UTC
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Post by fan
Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.
Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her" & "Corrina, Corrina")
Jim Capaldi
Floyd Cramer (pianist)
Nicky Hopkins (pianist)
Richard Tee (pianist)
Carl Wilson ("The Beach Boys")
Rod Stewart (survived thyroid cancer)
Even though this is a sad subject, I ask everyone's help in compiling
this list, in the hope that it'll help save future lives. Please add
to this list all the names you can think of.
Thanks.
Joey Ramone (Lymph)
Johnny Ramone (Prostate)
Ludovic Delamare
2005-02-08 11:13:12 UTC
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Post by fan
Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.
Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her" & "Corrina, Corrina")
Jim Capaldi
Floyd Cramer (pianist)
Nicky Hopkins (pianist)
Richard Tee (pianist)
Carl Wilson ("The Beach Boys")
Rod Stewart (survived thyroid cancer)
Even though this is a sad subject, I ask everyone's help in compiling
this list, in the hope that it'll help save future lives. Please add
to this list all the names you can think of.
Thanks.
This is a very dubious site but this info can be found here :
http://www.av1611.org/rockdead.html
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Cordialement,
Ludovic
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DianeE
2005-02-08 12:57:20 UTC
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Connie Francis (survived)
Timi Yuro
Skeeter Davis
Dusty Springfield
Olivia Newton-John (survived)
Syreeta a/k/a Rita Wright
Doris Coley of The Shirelles
Tammi Terrell
Minnie Riperton

DianeE
DianeE
2005-02-08 13:58:54 UTC
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And Mary Wells!

DianeE
Post by DianeE
Connie Francis (survived)
Timi Yuro
Skeeter Davis
Dusty Springfield
Olivia Newton-John (survived)
Syreeta a/k/a Rita Wright
Doris Coley of The Shirelles
Tammi Terrell
Minnie Riperton
DianeE
Brian Gonigal
2005-02-08 21:57:16 UTC
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Post by DianeE
And Mary Wells!
DianeE
Post by DianeE
Connie Francis (survived)
Timi Yuro
Skeeter Davis
Dusty Springfield
Olivia Newton-John (survived)
Syreeta a/k/a Rita Wright
Doris Coley of The Shirelles
Tammi Terrell
Minnie Riperton
DianeE
Frank Zappa

I think Doc Pomus died of cancer, and was partially the inspiration for Lou
Reed's album Magic And Loss, a highly praised concept album about losing
someone close to you to cancer.

Brian
DianeE
2005-02-09 01:27:46 UTC
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Post by Brian Gonigal
Frank Zappa
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And the other great rocker whose name starts with "Z"--Warren Zevon.

Looks like Bob Zimmerman was smart to change his name, eh?

DianeE
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2005-02-11 07:42:55 UTC
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DianeE wrote:
|| Connie Francis (survived)
|| Timi Yuro
|| Skeeter Davis
|| Dusty Springfield
|| Olivia Newton-John (survived)
|| Syreeta a/k/a Rita Wright
|| Doris Coley of The Shirelles
|| Tammi Terrell
|| Minnie Riperton
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|| DianeE

I wouldn't wish cancer on ANYONE, not even Dean or even, UGH, crogan.
Rich Ardini
2005-02-09 02:07:15 UTC
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Post by fan
Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.
I thought the person who sang "It's Gonna Take A Lotta Love" in the mid 70s
died from cancer.
Michael Black
2005-02-09 04:36:30 UTC
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Post by Rich Ardini
Post by fan
Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.
I thought the person who sang "It's Gonna Take A Lotta Love" in the mid 70s
died from cancer.
I think you're right, though her name doesn't come to me at this time either.

I think what you'll find is that those who lived long enough, ie drugs
didn't kill them, or barring accidents (dying in a plane crash, lights
toppling onto you, etc), cancer may be a significant cause of death.

Minnie Riperton died of cancer. SPencer Dryden died of cancer just
a few weeks ago. Bob Marley in 1981. Laura Nyro in 1997.

It may be easier to start thinking of who died, and then see if this
scenario fits.

Michael
Mike G
2005-02-09 04:38:50 UTC
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Post by Michael Black
Post by Rich Ardini
I thought the person who sang "It's Gonna Take A Lotta Love" in the mid 70s
died from cancer.
I think you're right, though her name doesn't come to me at this time either.
Nicolette Larson
Rich Ardini
2005-02-09 02:37:11 UTC
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Post by fan
Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.
One of the Cars, Ben Orr of pancreatic cancer.
Timo Reijola
2005-02-09 13:46:43 UTC
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Little Richard.
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Timo
DianeE
2005-02-09 13:59:10 UTC
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Post by Timo Reijola
Little Richard.
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And just recently, his old friend--James Brown.

DianeE
Ludovic Delamare
2005-02-09 14:47:18 UTC
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I've just learnt on the Led Zep NG that Keith Knudsen, drummer with the
later Doobie Brothers,
just died from cancer too.
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Cordialement,
Ludovic
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sqwank
2005-02-09 18:47:17 UTC
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Post by fan
Recently a friend of mine lost her mother to cancer. Now she is
helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through various
projects, one of which needs a list of rock stars who've either died
of cancer or survived it. "Rock stars" should be loosely interpreted
to mean any well-known musical celebrity.
Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her" & "Corrina, Corrina")
Jim Capaldi
Floyd Cramer (pianist)
Nicky Hopkins (pianist)
Richard Tee (pianist)
Carl Wilson ("The Beach Boys")
Rod Stewart (survived thyroid cancer)
Even though this is a sad subject, I ask everyone's help in compiling
this list, in the hope that it'll help save future lives. Please add
to this list all the names you can think of.
Thanks.
sqwank
2005-02-09 18:56:14 UTC
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I hope this helps..hear is what I thought of: All have died of cancer

Warren Zevon -Lung Cancer
Eric Carr (Kiss)
Nat King Cole
Ray Gillen (Black Sabbath)
Steve Goodman -Leukemia
Keith Hudson
Glenn Hughes (Village People Biker)
Alexis Forner (Blues Incorporated)
Geoff Mann (Twelfth Night)
Bob Marley
Don McPherson (Main Ingredient)
Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground)
Laura Nyro
Junior Parker
Lawrence Payton (Four Tops)
William Powell (O'Jays)
Joey Ramone (Ramones) Lymphoma
Mick Ronson (David Bowies band)
Jr. Walker
John Christian Wolters (Dr. Hook)
Spencer Dylan (drummer-Jeff. Airplane)
Benjamin Orr (The Cars)
Dusty Springfield
Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osborne)

That is all that I can think of for now!
S***@searchhawkmail.com
2005-02-11 16:46:30 UTC
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Here's a few Traditional Vocalists and Musicians:

Connie Haines (survived)
Frankie Laine (survived)

LaVerne Andrews
Rosemary Clooney
Alma Cogan
Gary Crosby
Sammy Davis Jr.
Jimmy Dorsey
Sammy Kaye
Howard Keel
Gordon MacRae
Helen O'Connell
Dinah Shore
Frank Sinatra (?)

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