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R.I.P. Jimmy Bain

Posted in Death, Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal and the 1980s, Music, Rock, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2016 by 80smetalman
Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain

What is going on with 2016? January isn’t over and another great rocker is taken from us. This time it is Rainbow/Dio bassist Jimmy Bain. Details of his death haven’t been released but he was 68. Jimmy played with Rainbow from 1975-77 but he was best known for his time with Dio, especially on their first five albums. Less known is that he co-wrote with Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy on some of his solo albums.

Dio

Dio

Okay, some may say that Jimmy Bain wasn’t the legend that some of the others who have recently passed but for me, he was a part of the band that made my 1980s. Therefore, I too will be listening to some Dio and early Rainbow over the next few days and it’s probably a given which album I’ll be posting about next.

R.I.P. Jimmy Bain

 

 

 

 

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Rest in Peace Christian Fagg

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Rock, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 9, 2013 by 80smetalman
Christian Fagg

Christian Fagg

I have just read about the tragic death of Christian Fagg, bassist for the band Trollkraft. Christian died while swimming with hisĀ girlfriendĀ in Germany when he was swept away by the river. Band members have released a statement saying they don’t want people to mourn but remember Christian by drinking a beer and listening to music. Exactly what I will be doing tonight.

I got three of these for the weekend

I got three of these for the weekend

 

I hope that all of you out there will join me in expressing my condolences to Christian’ family and girlfriend and to the members of Trollkraft.

R.I.P. Christian