Musician Deathwatch

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This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: J.C. Black Rock drummer
:: Miriam Makeba Singer
:: Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan Violinist and Carnatic musician
:: Rabbi Moshe Cotel Composer and pianist
:: Gloria Saunders Overall Musician and CIA secretary
:: Jez Bird Mod singer with the Lambrettas
:: Thomas Dunn Early music conductor
:: Dennis Burkh Conductor
:: Merl Saunders Jazz and rock keyboardist
:: Gianni Raimondi Opera singer
:: Muslim Magomayev Soviet-era pop and opera singer
:: Peter J. Levinson Publicist and biographer
:: Rudy Ray Moore Comedian, actor and singer
:: Gail Robinson Opera singer
:: Bryan Morrison Music publisher and manager
:: Dave McKenna Jazz pianist
:: Dee Dee Warwick R&B and soul singer
:: Levi Stubbs Four Tops singer
:: John S. Drabik Opera singer and museum director
:: Edie Adams Actress, singer and comedienne
:: Robert J. Holloway Violinist and teacher
:: Russ Hamilton Pop singer-songwriter
:: Neal Hefti Jazz and TV composer
:: Pehr Henrik Nordgren Composer
:: Richard ‘Popcorn’ Wylie Motown pianist, songwriter, producer and bandleader
:: Alfred J. Gallodoro Jazz saxophonist and clarinettist
:: Alton Ellis Reggae singer
:: Bernadette Greevy Singer
:: Ruedi Rymann Yodeller
:: Arne Domnerus Jazz saxophonist and clarinettist
:: Pat Crumly Jazz saxophonist and bandleader
:: George Jones Doo-wop singer
:: Nick Reynolds Folk singer
:: Hayward Blackledge III Jazz drummer
:: Mahendra Kapoor Playback singer for Hindi musicals
:: David Cooper Organist and music director
:: Larry Eanet Jazz pianist
:: Dick Sudhalter Jazz cornettist
:: Charlie Walker Honky-tonk singer
:: Connie Haines Jazz singer
:: Nappy Brown Blues and R&B singer
:: Dorothy Monson Horton Church singer
:: Marjorie Thomas Singer
:: Thomas Richner Pianist and organist
:: Yma Sumac Singer
:: Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar Composer
:: Yonty Solomon Pianist and teacher
:: Michel Waisvisz Composer and improviser
:: Horaţiu Rădulescu Composer
:: Monica Zetterlund Singer and actress
:: John Peragallo Jr. Organ curator
:: Richard Sudhalter Jazz musician and critic
:: Laurence Gilgun Pianist
:: Norman Whitfield Motown songwriter
:: Jerry Finn Record producer
:: Peter Glossop Operatic baritone
:: Vernon Handley Conductor
:: Mark Lundberg Operatic tenor
:: Paola Saffiotti Pianist
:: Jerry Reed Country singer and actor
:: Robert Bass Choral director
:: Roy Shirley Reggae singer and songwriter
:: Jack Hutton Melody Maker editor
:: Ralph Young Singer with Sandler and Young
:: Pervis Jackson Bass voice of the Spinners
:: Johnny Moore Ska trumpeter
:: Lita Roza Singer
:: Jim Johnstone Accordionist and band leader
:: Ronnie Drew Lead singer of the Dubliners
:: Jerry Wexler R&B record producer
:: Leonard Pennario Pianist
:: Henry Steinway Piano manufacturer
:: Hector Zazou World music producer
:: Géo Voumard Founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival
:: Rick Wright Pink Floyd keyboardist
:: Earl Palmer Jazz drummer
:: Dorival Caymmi Brazilian singer and songwriter
:: Donald Erb Electronic composer
:: David Hammond Film-maker and singer
:: David Gahr Folk, jazz and rock photographer
:: Clea Bradford Jazz singer
:: Buddy Harman Drummer
:: Bob Florence Jazz composer and bandleader
:: Bill Colleran Music publisher with Universal Edition
:: Bheki Mseleku South African jazz pianist
:: Frank P. “Frankie” Tam Sr. Bandleader

Rest in Peace.

Horatiu Radulescu 1942–2008

Horatiu Radulescu has died.

This email from pianist Ian Pace to the academic mailing list Music-Since-1900 is where I heard the news:

I just heard last night the very sad news that Horatiu Radulescu has died. He had been seriously ill for several months. A fantastic composer of passionate, hallucinatory music, and of vital importance in the history of spectral music. May he rest in peace.

Radulescu’s Wikipedia page has been updated stating that he died in Paris on 25th September.

Update (29 Sept 2008): obituaries are still few and far between, but some have started to come in:

Press

Adevarul

Resmusica (Bruno Serrou)

Rue 89 (Nathalie Kraft)

Musician Deathwatch

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This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: Alexander Slobodyanik Pianist
:: Don Helms Steel guitarist
:: Lee Young Jazz drummer
:: John Ferris Organist and choirmaster at Harvard
:: Robert Hazard Songwriter
:: Erik Darling Folk musician
:: Mauricio Kagel Composer
:: Phil Guy Blues guitarist and singer
:: Norman Whitfield Motown producer
:: Michael Ewald Trumpeter
:: Pehr Henrik Nordgren Composer
:: John Peragallo Jr. Organ curator
:: Richard Sudhalter Jazz musician and critic
:: Laurence Gilgun Pianist
:: Norman Whitfield Motown songwriter
:: Jerry Finn Record producer
:: Ray Loring TV composer
:: Peter Glossop Operatic baritone
:: Vernon Handley Conductor
:: Mark Lundberg Operatic tenor
:: Paola Saffiotti Pianist
:: Jerry Reed Country singer and actor
:: Robert Bass Choral director
:: Roy Shirley Reggae singer and songwriter
:: Jack Hutton Melody Maker editor
:: Ralph Young Singer with Sandler and Young
:: Pervis Jackson Bass voice of the Spinners
:: Johnny Moore Ska trumpeter
:: Lita Roza Singer
:: Jim Johnstone Accordionist and band leader
:: Ronnie Drew Lead singer of the Dubliners
:: Jerry Wexler R&B record producer
:: Leonard Pennario Pianist
:: Henry Steinway Piano manufacturer
:: Hector Zazou World music producer
:: Géo Voumard Founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival
:: Rick Wright Pink Floyd keyboardist
:: Earl Palmer Jazz drummer
:: Dorival Caymmi Brazilian singer and songwriter
:: Donald Erb Electronic composer
:: David Hammond Film-maker and singer
:: David Gahr Folk, jazz and rock photographer
:: Clea Bradford Jazz singer
:: Buddy Harman Drummer
:: Bob Florence Jazz composer and bandleader
:: Bill Colleran Music publisher with Universal Edition
:: Bheki Mseleku South African jazz pianist
:: Frank P. “Frankie” Tam Sr. Bandleader

Rest in Peace.

Mauricio Kagel RIP

Mauricio Kagel

Komponist Mauricio Kagel gestorben

Another survivor falls. Almost no one left now.

Obituaries – press

AP

Gramophone (Philip Clark)

Guardian (Adrian Jack)

Independent (Martin Anderson)

Los Andes

New York Times (William Grimes)

Nextbook (Chris Dumas)

Washington Post (Anne Midgette)

Obituaries – blogs

Line Out

Soho

Tom Service

Greenleaf Music has a video of Acustica, played by Apartment House in 2005. More Kagel videos at my YouTube collection and Ubuweb.

Musician Deathwatch

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Oh boy, I’m waaaay behind on these at the moment.

This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: Joseph Shikany Rock guitarist and bassist
:: LeRoi Moore Rock saxophonist
:: Jerry Finn Record producer
:: Isaac Hayes Soul and funk singer and songwriter
:: Lou Teicher Easy listening pianist
:: Horst Stein Conductor
:: Donald Angle Harpsichordist
:: Wendo Kolosoy ‘Rumba congolaise’ singer
:: Earl Nelson Rhythm and blues singer
:: Harris Wulfson Composer
:: Michael Berniker Record producer
:: Joe Beck Jazz guitarist
:: Hiram Bullock Jazz-rock guitarist
:: Johnny Griffin Jazz saxophonist
:: Hugh Mendl Producer at Decca Records
:: Erik Darling Singer-songwriter and folk musician
:: Nicola Rescigno Conductor and co-founder of the Lyric Opera of Chicago
:: Tauno Marttinen Composer
:: Gerald Wiggins Jazz pianist
:: Norman Dello Joio Composer
:: Patricia Zander Pianist
:: Artie Traum Folk guitarist and songwriter
:: Franz Jackson Jazz saxophonist
:: Raymond Lefevre Easy listening arranger, composer, conductor
:: Joseph E. Fields Conductor, composer and pianist
:: Jo Stafford Easy listening singer
:: Jamelão Samba singer
:: Colin Cooper Climax Blues Band singer
:: Stig Olin Swedish actor, director and composer
:: Bobby Durham Jazz drummer
:: Ronnie Mathews Jazz pianist
:: Angel Tavira Mexican folk violinist
:: Margaret Kitchin Concert pianist
:: Edgar Vincent PR man to opera stars
:: Leonard Pennario Classical pianist and bridge master
:: Dave Carpenter Jazz bassist
:: Daihachi Oguchi Japanese drummer
:: Ira Tucker Gospel singer with the Dixie Hummingbirds
:: Cliff Hall Folk singer with The Spinners
:: Nick Sanderson Post-punk singer
:: Jerry Wallace Country-pop singer
:: Bill Reichenbach Jazz drummer
:: Danny Davis Bandleader and trumpeter
:: Nat Temple Clarinettist and bandleader
:: Saban Bajramovic Romany singer
:: Bill Finegan Big band arranger
:: Bill Bolick Hillbilly mandolin player
:: Jerry Cole Surf guitarist and songwriter
:: Earle H. Hagen TV composer and jazz trombonist
:: Alton Kelley Rock poster designer
:: Hugh Jarrett Doowop singer
:: Richard ‘Dick’ Rodgers Folklorist and musician
:: Campbell Burnap Jazz trombonist and broadcaster
:: Alexander Courage Composer of Star Trek theme
:: Esbjorn Svensson Jazz pianist and composer
:: Bo Diddley Rhythm ‘n’ blues guitarist

Rest in Peace.

Musician Deathwatch

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This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: U. Utah Phillips Folk singer and political activist
:: David Gahr Photographer who specialised in musicians
:: Earle Hagen TV composer
:: John Cruft Orchestral oboist and Arts Council secretary
:: Jimmy McGriff Jazz and blues organist
:: Mickey Waller Jeff Beck drummer
:: Kishan Maharaj Tabla player
:: Sonny Okosuns Singer
:: Siegmund Nissel Violinist with the Amadeus Quartet
:: Bob Florence Jazz pianist, bandleader and arranger
:: Franz Jackson Jazz saxophonist
:: Milo M. Velimirovic Musicologist
:: Dick Charlesworth Trad-jazz clarinettist
:: Wilfrid Mellers Musicologist and composer
:: Hugh McElrath Musicologist
:: Larry Levine Record engineer for Phil Spector
:: Muriel More Country dance pianist
:: Edmund Barham Operatic tenor
:: Joyce ‘Dottie’ Rambo Gospel singer and songwriter
:: Mary Berry Musicologist of Gregorian chant
:: Wilfred Middlebrooks Jazz bassist
:: Ruben Vartanyan Conductor
:: Leyla Gencer Operatic soprano
:: Jerry Wallace Country singer
:: John P. Hennessey Rhythm bones player
:: Tony Kostrzewa Founder of Red Rhino Records
:: Eddy Arnold Country singer
:: Frances Yeend Operatic soprano
:: Ilyas Malayev Uzbek musician and poet
:: LonPaul Ellrich Indie drummer, instrumentalist and producer

Rest in Peace.

Musician Deathwatch

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This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: Peter Howard Broadway arranger
:: Joe Feeney Crooner
:: Tristram Cary Electronic and TV composer
:: Jimmy Giuffre Jazz clarinettist and composer
:: Humphrey Lyttelton Jazz trumpeter and broadcaster
:: Henry Brant Experimental composer
:: Bebe Barron Electronic and film composer
:: Walter Schenkman Pianist and musicologist
:: Brian Davison Drummer with The Nice
:: Robert Reed Go-go keyboardist
:: Ozzie Cadena Jazz and gospel producer
:: Lili Boniche Algerian singer and composer
:: George Butler Jazz record executive
:: Thomas Humphrey Luthier
:: Danny Federici Keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen
:: Judy Frankel Classical and folk singer
:: Al Wilson R&B singer
:: DJ Froggy Club DJ
:: Cedella Booker Bob Marley’s mother
:: Carole Lynne Actress and singer
:: Marios Tokas Composer
:: Tommy McQuater Jazz trumpeter
:: Wayne Frost Breakdancer
:: Klaus Dinger Neu! drummer
:: Gene Puerling Leader of vocal quartet the Hi-Lo’s
:: Allan Ganley Jazz drummer
:: Jerry Kravat Nightclub owner and bandleader
:: Sam Weiss Record label owner
:: Sergei Larin Opera singer
:: Sean Levert R & B Singer
:: Bill Bolick Hillbilly singer
:: Shusha Guppy Singer of ballads and chansons, and writer
:: Neil Aspinall Head of Apple records
:: Cachao López Mambo’s inventor
:: Alan Dargin Inventor of rock’n’roll didgeridoo

Rest in Peace.

Musician Deathwatch

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This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: Gerhard Samuel Conductor and composer
:: Datuk Wan Othman Wan Hamid Al-Khatib Composer of Sarawak anthem
:: Mikey Dread Reggae DJ
:: Ola Brunkert Abba drummer
:: Dorothy Stone Flautist and composer
:: Dennis Irwin Jazz bassist
:: Gloria Shayne Baker Songwriter
:: Howard Davis Violinist and string quartet leader

Rest in Peace.

Musician Deathwatch

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This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: Alun Hoddinott Composer
:: Stephen “Static Major” Garrett Hiphop producer
:: Bobby Lee Trammell Rock and roll singer
:: Norman Smith Recording engineer
:: Steve Harris Jazz drummer
:: Leonard Rosenman Film composer
:: Ray Kane Slack-key guitarist
:: William Clemmer Jazz pianist
:: Jeff Healey Blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter
:: Giuseppe di Stefano Operatic tenor
:: Joe Gibbs Reggae producer
:: Mike Smith Lead singer of The Dave Clark 5
:: Ivan Rebroff Singer
:: Buddy Miles Hendrix drummer
:: Chris Townson Drummer with John’s Children
:: Josephine M. Salzillo Trumpeter
:: Larry Norman Inventor of ‘Jesus rock’
:: Teo Macero Record producer
:: Yegor Letov ‘The Russian Sid Vicious’
:: Jim Jones Pere Ubu guitarist
:: Allen Strange Electronic composer
:: Richard Westenburg Choral conductor
:: John Brunious Jazz trumpeter
:: Elias Tanenbaum Composer
:: Clyde Otis Songwriter and producer
:: Henri Salvador Cabaret singer
:: Inga Nielsen Operatic soprano
:: Bobby Relf Soul singer
:: Freddie Bell Rock ‘n’ roll singer

Rest in Peace.

Musician Deathwatch

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This week we bid farewell to the following members of the musical community:

:: Freddie Bell Rock ‘n’ roll singer
:: Chris Anderson Jazz pianist
:: Talivaldis Kenins Composer
:: Keith Smith Jazz trumpeter
:: Sławomir Kulpowicz Jazz pianist
:: James J. Fuld Collector of rare music scores
:: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Guru to the Beatles
:: Tata Guines Percussionist

Rest in Peace.