Final resting place for the ashes of:
Ray was a keyboardist and a founding member of “The Doors.” He studied at the Department of Cinematography at UCLA, where he met fellow film student Jim Morrison. They later met by chance on Venice Beach, California where Morrison said he had written some songs and sang one of them for him. Ray liked what he heard and they soon afterword founded the Doors.
After his cremation, his ashes were given to his family.
Gerry was a songwriter and lyricist best remembered for his international pop hits of the 1960s, including the US No.1 hits “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “The Loco-Motion,” and “Go Away Little Girl,” which he co-wrote with his wife Carole King.
Gerry died at his home from natural causes at the age of 75. In 1987 he was inducted with Carole King into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and 1990 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lou was a founding member and lead vocalist of The Velvet Underground. As a solo artist, he is best remembered for his 1972 hit “A Walk on the Wild Side.” As a member of the Velvet Underground Lou was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Lou was also posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2015.
Lou died on October 27, 2013 at the age of 71 due to the complications of liver cancer. He was cremated and his ashes were given to his family.
With her sister and cousin, she formed the hit group The Ronettes.’ With songwriting and producing help from Phil Spector (which whom she later married) became one of the major girl-group act, touring England with the Rolling Stones and befriending the Beatles.
Ronnie died on January 12 2022 at the age of 78 and her ashes were given to her family.
Scott was the frontman, lead vocalist and songwriter for a string of rock bands, including “Stone Temple Pilots” and “Velvet Revolver.” Additionally, he would release several solo albums, including “12 Bar Blues” in 1998, and “Blaster” in 2015.
Scott died at the age of 48 on December 3, 2015 in his tour bus. The medical examiner determined Weiland’s death was the result of an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and MDA. His ashes where given to family members.
Michael Lee “Meat Loaf” Aday
Meatloaf had musical hits in the 1970s through the 2020s including “I’d Do Anything For Love” (But I Won’t Do That).” “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth.”
Meatloaf died at the age of 74 on January 20, 2022 and his ashes were given to his widow.
Born Christopher Russell Edward Squire, Chris was best known as the bass player and a founding member of Yes. In 2017, Chris was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes.
Chris died at the age of 67 on June 28, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ due to the complications of acute erythroid leukemia, and his ashes were given to family members.
Born Robert Grego, Bobby was a drummer, he is best remembered for his contributions to classic songs as such as Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” and Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence“.
Bobby died at the age of 78 on May 3, 2014, His ashes were given to family members.
Born David Thomas Jones, he began in the entertainment industry at the age of eleven with a role in the popular British serial “Coronation Street.” Davy received a Tony Award nomination for playing the Artful Dodger in the production of “Oliver!” which led to his being cast in “The Monkees” television show.
Davy died of a heart attack at the age of 66 on February 28, 2012. After his cremation, his ashes were given to his family.
Tom was the singer, guitarist and chief songwriter of “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers“, as well as a member of the all-star rock group “The Traveling Wilburys”.
Tom died at the age of 66 on October 2, 2017 officially due to an accidental drug overdose. His ashes were given to family members.
David Robert Jones
Better known as David Bowie, had his ashes sent to Bali in accordance with Buddhist rituals. Bowie had a residence in Bali and was a follower of Buddhism.
David died on January 10, 2016 from the complications of cancer. He was 69 years old.
Kurt’s ashes were scattered in multiple locations including the Wishkah River in Washington state. Where Kurt Died.
Kurt died at the age of 27 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound on April 5, 1994.
George’s ashes were scattered over several rivers in India. Where George Died.
George died of cancer on November 29, 2001 at the age of 58.
Tom passed away at the age of 48 after an unscreened blood transfusion caused him to be infected with HIV which ultimately led to his death on Sept. 6, 1990.
Gary is best known as the co-founder, songwriter and lead singer of Procol Harum. Gary was the co-writer of “A Whiter Shade of Pale” which topped both the UK and Canadian singles charts in addition to performing well in the United States.
Gary died at the age of 76 on February 19, 2022 of cancer in his home in Surrey, England. His ashes were given to his family.
Ian was a multi-instrumentalist and is best known as a member of progressive rock band “King Crimson” and later with the rock group “Foreigner.” Ian passed on February 8, 2022 at the age of 75 and his ashes were given to family members.
Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson
Alan was a founding member, along with Robert ‘Bear’ Hite of Canned Heat. Among their many songs are: “Going Up The Country“, “Let’s Work Together“, “Rollin’ And Tumblin“, “Bullfrog Blues“ and “Rich Woman.”
Alan mysteriously died on September 3, 1970 at the home of fellow Canned Heat band mate Bob “The Bear” Hite. Alan was 27 years old at the time of his death.
Don was best known as a co-founder and guitarist for the early surf-rock group “The Ventures.” Don died at the age of 88 on January 22, 2020 and his ashes were given to his family.
Greg was a drummer, best remembered for his time with the R&B/Funk ensemble the “Ohio Players.” Greg died on January 14, 2022 at the age of 84. His ashes were given to his family.
Brad committed suicide by asphyxiation on March 9, 2007 at the age of 55 at his home in New Hampshire.
Dave was the drummer for Judas Priest from 1979 to 1989. He later was a session drummer for number of heavy metal musicians, including Tony Iommi.
On January 22, 2018, a Spanish newspaper reported that Holland had died six days earlier at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain, a hospital close to where he lived at the time of his death. No cause of death was revealed.
His ashes were given to family members.
Susan Elizabeth “Suze” Rotolo
Suze is best known as an important muse to Bob Dylan at the beginning of his career. Their romance is often credited with inspiring Dylan’s early songs. A photo of her and Dylan was used as the cover of Dylan’s pioneering 1963 album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan“. Her ashes were given to family members.
Suze died of lung cancer at her home in New York City on February 25, 2011 at the age of 67.
An influential electric-blues musician, in 1963, Paul founded The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and was later a member of Electric Flag and finally Better Days.
Paul died on May 4, 1987 at the age of 44 of an accidental drug overdose in North Hollywood, his ashes were given to family members.
Kenny was an influential pop, rock, R&B and country music drummer. He played with Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and many others. His ashes were given to family members.
Buttrey died of cancer in Nashville on September 12, 2004, at the age of 59.
Born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr, his ashes are scattered over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado per his wishes.
John earned 12 gold and four platinum albums in his shortened life including: “Take Me Home, Country Roads“, “Annie’s Song“, “Rocky Mountain High“, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy“, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.”
John Died while flying his experimental airplane on October 12, 1997 at the age of 53.
Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons
Clarence was a key component of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Clarence died from complications caused by a stroke on June 18, 2011 at the age of 69.
His ashes were scattered in Hawaii.
Mike was the original bassist of Alice in Chains from 1987 to 1993. His ashes were given to family members.
On March 8, 2011, police were called to a home in Salt Lake City where they found Starr’s body. There were no indications of foul play, and authorities suspected Starr died of a drug overdose. He was 44 years old.
Freddie was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar to Parsi parents from India. Freddie formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. He wrote many of Queens hits including “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love“, “Killer Queen“, “Somebody to Love” and “We Are the Champions“.
As a member of Queen, Freddie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003,
Freddie died at the age of 45 on November 24, 1991. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS, his ashes are scattered on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
Richie is best remembered for opening the Woodstock music festival with a three hour set. Havens started his own record label, Stormy Forest, and in 1970 he came out with the album “Alarm Clock”, which included the George Harrison song “Here Comes the Sun“.
Havens died at his home in Jersey City, NJ at the age of 72 on April 22, 2013 due to a heart attack. His ashes were scattered at the site of the original Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York.
Erik Keith Braunn
Erik was the lead guitarist of Iron Butterfly. He was only 17 years old when he played on Iron Butterfly’s greatest hit, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” in 1968. The album sold over 30 million copies earning a Platinum record from the RIAA
Erik died on July 25, 2003 at the age of 52 from a heart attack. His ashes were given to family members.
Rob was a founding member, lead singer and bassist of The Grass Roots. Rob died on July 11, 2011 at the age of 67 from the complications of a stroke, his ashes were given to his family.
Gladys was a founding member and original lead singer of the 1960s R&B group The Marvelettes. The group’s 1961 single “Please Mr. Postman” became Motown’s first #1 hit. Gladys passed away on January 26, 2011 at the age of 65 from a series of strokes, her ashes were given to her family.
The guitarist and a founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service died at the age of 45 on May 29, 1989 of advanced lung disease, his ashes were scattered over Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA.
Where John Died.
Cliff was the bassist for Metallica from December 1982 until his death on September 27, 1986 died in a bus accident in Southern Sweden as the band was on tour to support their “Master of Puppets“ album. His ashes were scattered around various locations in San Francisco.
Born David Schulthise, he was the bass player for the The Dead Milkmen. Schulthise died by suicide from a drug overdose on March 10, 2004, at the age of 47. His ashes were scattered in Westchester County, NY.
Doug was the co-founder, lead guitarist and principal songwriter of the Gin Blossoms. His ashes were scattered off the Ash Avenue Bridge in Tempe Arizona.
Laura was a singer-songwriter known for the hit songs she wrote for such artists as The 5th Dimension, Peter, Paul and Mary, Three Dog Night, Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, Jackson Brown and many others. Her ashes were buried on her property in Danbury Connecticut.
Born Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller, Gordon is best known as half of the 1960’s music duo Peter and Gordon. He died on July 17, 2009 at the age of 64 due to complications of a heart attack.. His ashes were given to family members.
John was a prominent drummer that recorded with Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds and Thelonius Monk. John died from heart failure on January 5, 2004 at the age of 64 His ashes were given to family members.
Willie was a drummer and will be remembered for his time with the soft-rock band “America.” Willie died at the age of 74 on February 1, 2022 and his ashes were given to his family.
Born Holmes Sterling Morrison Jr., Sterling was the rhythm guitarist and a founding member of the Velvet Underground. He died at the age of 53 on August 30, 1995 of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His ashes were given to family members.
Born David Murray Oates, Dee was a bass player and vocalist, most notably with Elton John‘s band during the 1970s and early 1980s. Dee died at the age of 45 on January 15, 1982 after suffering a stroke. His ashes were given to family members.
Johnny was a member of Bill Haley & The Saddlemen, later known as Bill Haley & The Comets. Johnny died on June 3, 2006 at the age of 76 of cancer-related causes. His ashes were given to family members.
Angus was co-founder and the original drummer for The Velvet Underground. Angus died at the age of 41 on June 21, 1979 due to complications from hypoglycemia and pulmonary tuberculosis.
Layne was the original lead vocalist of Alice in Chains. Layne died at the age of 34 on April 5, 2002 The autopsy and toxicology report on Staley’s body revealed that he died from a mixture of heroin and cocaine, known as a speedball. He was cremated and his ashes were given to his family. Where Layne died.
Daryl was a songwriter, and along with his wife, Toni Tennille, they had a string of hits in the 1970s under the name “The Captain and Tennille.” He also played keyboards for “The Beach Boys” from 1967 to 1972, where he was given the nickname “Captain” by lead singer Mike Love due to his penchant for wearing a captain’s hat onstage.
Daryl died on January 2, 2019 at the age of 76 from kidney failure. His ashes were distributed to family members and friends.
Strawberry Alarm Clock’s largest success was with the 1967 single “Incense and Peppermints“, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Ed died on August 22, 2018 at the age of 68 due to congestive heart failure. His ashes were distributed to family members and friends.
Manny was a rock musician and producer. As a guitarist, he was a founding member of the band Nazareth. Manny died on July 5, 2022 at the age of 80.