I hate to see notables in the world of Rock pass away unnoticed...so let's remember these from the past week, even if you never heard of 'em...read and then see the pictures below:

PERCY SLEDGE, whose big hit was "When A Man Loves A Woman" in 1966; April 14 at the age of 73.

KEITH McCORMACK, who co-wrote the 1963 hit "Sugar Shack" for Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs; Keith was also guitarist for the group The String-A-Longs, who had the #3 hit "Wheels" in 1961. He passed away April 10, age 74.

STAN FREBERG, comedian, author, recording artist died April 7, age 88. Stan was a pioneer in shaping the type of humor that radio deejays use to this day. He also released a nice handful of comedy albums and singles, three of which made the Hot 100 chart: "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" (1955), "Banana Boat {Day-O}" (1957) and "Wun'erful, Wun'erful! {Sides uh-one & uh-two}", (1957).

AL BUNETTA, April 5, age 77. Al was a road & talent manager, who handled the Young Rascals, Bette Midler, Al Green, The Manhattan Transfer and others. Al also co-founded Oh Boy Records which released recordings by Kris Kristofferson, Janis Ian and others.

Courtesy of Atlantic Records

 

Courtesy of Dot Records
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Courtesy of Atlantic Records