Music Groups by Deceased Members

With the given musician(s), guess the group they were most notably involved with before they died.
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Last updated: May 19, 2021
First submittedMarch 16, 2013
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Deceased Members
Answer
George Harrison, John Lennon
The Beatles
Kurt Cobain
Nirvana
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
TLC
Freddie Mercury
Queen
Cliff Burton
Metallica
Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek
The Doors
John Bonham
Led Zeppelin
Ronnie Van Zant, Leon Wilkeson,
Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Billy Powell
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jam Master Jay
Run - D.M.C.
Keith Moon, John Entwistle,
Doug Sandom
The Who
Bon Scott, Malcolm Young
AC/DC
Deceased Members
Answer
Adam Yauch (MCA)
Beastie Boys
Brian Jones, Ian Stewart
The Rolling Stones
Hillel Slovak, Jack Sherman
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson
The Beach Boys
Eazy-E
NWA
Chris Cornell
Soundgarden
Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb
Bee Gees
Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul
Pantera
Syd Barrett, Richard Wright
Pink Floyd
Joe Strummer
The Clash
Tom Fogerty
Creedence
Clearwater Revival
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Level 73
Oct 15, 2013
I'd add a couple of variations on Run DMC. Punctuation shouldn't be necessary.
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Level 73
Oct 15, 2013
punctuation is never observed on all Jetpunk quizzes. RunDMC should work as well as "Run?-D.M!C"
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2013
Didn't realize there were so many dead people in Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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Level 73
Oct 15, 2013
That happens when the band is in a plane crash
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Level 71
Feb 26, 2014
Clearly this also means "didn't realize half the band died in a plane crash." I looked it up and was surprised that more of them lived than died.
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Level 60
Dec 15, 2014
Wilkeson, Collins, and Powell didn't die in the crash
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Level 80
Aug 4, 2015
Of the core members, only Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines died in the plane crash. The crash also killed Gaines sister Cassie, who was a backup singer. All the others have died in the years (38, as of the date of this comment) since then.
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Level 82
Jun 14, 2021
Also didn't realize there was an Ian Stewart in the Rolling Stones. Went to high school with a guy by that name. Also had a kid in my 6th grade class named Axel Rose. Not kidding.
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Level 88
Jun 14, 2021
He was the first to join Brian Jones and was a keyboardist in the early years but was dropped from the band since he "didn't fit their image". There were a few others who were briefly part of the band before the well-known 60s lineup of Jagger, Richards, Jones, Watts, Wyman was solidified. Stewart still played with them and helped out as road manager and other duties for a couple of decades before his death. Kinda got the shaft but apparently was content to play a key role without being a formal member of the band.
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Level 49
Jul 8, 2014
Good variety. I'm not going to say "what about ???" but a few other ideas would be Jerry Garcia, Clarence Clemons, Phil Everly, Rob Pilatus, Lou Reed/Sterling Morrison, Paul Hester, Michael Hutchence, Cass Elliot...
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Level 84
Oct 2, 2014
Rob Pilatus! Does he count if he just lip synched? :-)
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2018
Layne Staley (Alice in Chains), Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Tom Petty (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Gidget Gein (Marilyn Manson), Michael Jackson (better known as a solo artist, but since he was in the Jackson 5 it counts), Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold), Bradley Nowell (Sublime), the list goes on...
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Level 62
Jun 1, 2021
Agree that Grateful Dead would be a sensible choice for a dead band members quiz, which would include not only Jerry Garcia, but virtually all the guys who played keys through the years: Ron Pigpen McKernon, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick. Robert Hunter was also a non-performing member who wrote the lyrics to a majority of the classic Jerry ballads/tunes. Phil Lesh still hanging with us at 81 and a liver transplant recipient. And Bob, Bill, and Mickey still touring with Dead and Company.
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Level 60
Dec 15, 2014
Tommy Bolin and Jon Lord from Deep Purple.
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2015
SHANNON HOON! Killer voice - stupid heroin....
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Level 42
Feb 9, 2016
I got all with 1:37 to spare. I love music!
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Level 70
Apr 20, 2016
How about James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon?
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Level 66
May 27, 2018
Malcolm Young of AC/DC is also now dead
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Level 57
Oct 10, 2019
Needs an update. Sadly Dimebag Darrells Brother Vinnie Paul Abbott died last year so that makes two members of Pantera gone :( And of course it's almost 2 years now that Malcolm Young passed away...
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Level 44
Oct 10, 2019
Now we can add Chester Bennington to this list :(
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Level 48
Oct 10, 2019
Ah I never knew any of the Bee Gees were dead ¯\_(:()_/¯ 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️😢
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Level 57
Jun 14, 2021
Tragedy
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Level 85
Jun 14, 2021
Poor Barry Gibb had three younger brothers that all died before him.
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2020
Eazy E (NWA)
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Level ∞
May 19, 2021
Added that one.
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Level 66
Aug 24, 2020
Malcom Young should be here unfortunately :(
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2020
Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington would be good ones for future updates, in my subjective and biased opinion.
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Level ∞
May 19, 2021
Added Chris Cornell.
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Level 75
May 19, 2021
Great addition(s), however the correct spelling of "Sound Garden" is Soundgarden
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Level 56
May 19, 2021
Any particular reason to add Cornell but not Bennington?
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Level ∞
May 19, 2021
Fixed the spelling of Soundgarden.
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Level 90
May 19, 2021
John Lennon and George Harrison also played together on the Plastic Ono Band, thought they are not the only two former band members that passed away.
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Level 82
May 19, 2021
"guess the group they were most notably involved with before they died."
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Level 46
Jun 14, 2021
We need to start thinking about what sort of a world we are leaving for Keith Richards.
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Level 81
Jun 14, 2021
Oldie but a goodie. God puts Adam under in the Garden of Eden and removes one of his ribs to create Eve. When Adam awakens, God says, "Behold, Adam! I have created a woman, Eve. She will be your helpmate."

Adam replies, "That's cool. But who's the geezer in the shades, smoking a Camel?"

God says, "That's Keith Richards. He was here when I got here."

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Level 55
Jun 16, 2021
I'm really surprised less than 50% knew Pink Floyd