• Bobby Freeman

    13th February 2017

    Bobby Freeman, the San Francisco Bay Area’s first bona fide rock’n’roll star, died 23 January 2017 of natural causes. Ace’s Alec Palao remembers the hitmaker famous for ‘Do You Wanna Dance’ and ‘C’mon & Swim’ as one of rock’s true gentlemen.

  • David Axelrod Remembered by Dean Rudland

    David Axelrod Remembered

    6th February 2017

    This one has hit me hard. Only yesterday, whilst hunting for an old royalty statement, I stumbled across my David Axelrod file: faxes, letters, reviews, articles on the ultimate Sherlock Holmes (Brett, of course!), and my ticket to the jaw-dropping 2005 concert at the Royal Festival Hall. It reminded me that I needed to call him, that I needed to tell him how much of a fan the latest Doctor Watson was. He would have loved that.

  • Marvell Thomas

    24th January 2017

    All at Ace were deeply saddened today to hear that upper echelon Memphis musician Marvell Thomas has died at the age of 75. Marvell’s work as a musician has long been a feature of the catalogues of almost every label in the Ace family. He’s probably on more of our Stax-derived releases than almost any other musician who ever set foot in the label’s McLemore Avenue studios, given that he was there almost from the day Stax opened for business until the day that bankruptcy forced its closure fifteen years later.

  • Gary Paxton

    18th July 2016

    Gary Sanford Paxton passed away peacefully on the night of July 16th 2016, his wife Vicki Sue at his side. His friend Alec Palao recalls the life of the original rock’n’roll maverick.

  • Lemmy Kilmister


    2nd January 2016

    Lemmy was one of the last of the original generation of true rock’n’rollers.

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