Archive for September, 2016

R.I.P. Vernon Ruppert

September 18, 2016

Vernon Ruppert passed away September 9 at his h0me in California. Vern was a musician, band leader, and impresario of Baltimore music in the early 1960’s. Attached is his obituary.

[thanks to Vern’s son-in-law, Darryl Roberts]


R.I.P. George Peacock

September 13, 2016

We just received word from his bandmates that George Peacock, sax player for the Epics, passed away last Saturday morning as the result of cancer.


George Peacock, Epics Reunion, 8/18/2001

George was an original member of the Epics from the 1960’s. The band reconnected in 2001 and played a major role in the success of the second Baltimore R&B Jam at Overlea Hall in 2002.

There is a Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 4-9 pm at the CVACH/ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME 1211 Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale. Friends may gather on Friday from 10-11am with funeral services beginning at 11 am.

Obituary published in Baltimore Sun on Sept. 13, 2016


George Peacock playing tenor sax with the J305 Ray Charles Tribute Band