2022, you sucked! At least from the point of view of number of artists lost last year. Wow, it was hard to select songs for my tribute ride—I had to leave so many out. But here it is and I think you’ll enjoy it. As always, feel free to switch out songs from the bucket playlist of all the artists we lost—you may have some preferences different than mine.
Alas, here is my annual tribute to artists we lost the previous year. They include numerous classic rock band members including the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, The Moody Blues, The Monkeys, Bay City Rollers, and The Animals. We also lost epic artists from numerous other genres: R&B, disco, hip-hop, reggae, pop, country, and more.
The musical world lost Ranking Roger of The English Beat and General Public this week; another terrible loss to cancer. If you’re not in my age group (ahem…) and don’t know the depth of Roger’s repertoire from the 1980s, you might be surprised how many songs are perfect for indoor cycling! Here are my favorites and how I use them.
Today we lost Ed King, the guitarist for the iconic southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd. He’s the one whose voice can be heard counting down at the very beginning of their most famous hit, “Sweet Home Alabama.” Here are a few tracks you can sprinkle into your playlists as a tribute to one of the more recognizable southern rock groups in the country.