Emitt Rhodes Death | Obituary – Emitt Rhodes age 70 sadly passed away, Emitt Lynn Rhodes was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer. Rhodes began his career in musical ensembles The Palace Guard as the group’s drummer before joining The Merry-Go-Round as a multi-instrumentalist.
The Merry-Go-Round had a recording contract with A&M Records when the group disbanded in 1969. Rhodes recorded songs at A&M to fulfill that contract, but A&M decided to not release them at the time. Rhodes then decided to go out on his own and bought equipment to make a recording studio in his parents’ garage. Rhodes recorded his first album (Emitt Rhodes) in that home studio. He got a recording contract with ABC/Dunhill Records, which released his album as well as the next two albums he recorded (Mirror and Farewell to Paradise). Rhodes got a $5,000 advance for Emitt Rhodes, which he spent on recording equipment.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Rhodes’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
Sad to hear of the passing of Emitt Rhodes…for those not hip to his music, his early solo albums from the early 70’s could’ve easily passed as McCartney solo album…he was a bit of a one-man Beatles and those albums are absolutely pop essentials #RIPEmittRhodes pic.twitter.com/Kj6WypMDU6
— Mike Portnoy ? (@MikePortnoy) July 19, 2020