Musician Deathwatch

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

:: Michael Lee Rock drummer
:: Davey Graham Folk guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer
:: Alex McEwen Folk singer
:: Richard Van Allan Opera singer
:: Elmer Valentine Founder of Whisky a Go-go
:: Dennis Yost Classics IV singer
:: Christel Goltz Operatic soprano
:: Buddy Harman Drummer
:: Joza Karas Musicologist and violinist
:: William Dowd Harpsichord maker
:: Odetta Folk and blues singer
:: Nico Rojas Jazz guitarist and composer
:: Sam Bor Violinist and founder member of the BBC Symphony
:: Gerald Schoenfeld Lawyer and Broadway impresario
:: Luderin Darbone Cajun fiddle player and bandleader
:: Rob Partridge Island Records PR
:: MC Breed Rapper
:: Robert Lucas Singer with Canned Heat
:: Richard Hickox Conductor
:: Lawrence Wheatley Jazz pianist and composer
:: George Jones Jnr Doo-wop singer and songwriter
:: Irving Gertz Film composer
:: Guy Peellaert Sleeve designer
:: Alan Hazeldine Conductor and pianist
:: Ryan Smith Opera singer
:: Marjorie Thomas Opera singer
:: Jheryl Busby Former chief of Motown records
:: Jody Reynolds Rockabilly singer and songwriter
:: Rosetta Reitz Jazz record label owner
:: Mae Mercer Blues singer
:: Mitch Mitchell Jimi Hendrix drummer
:: Merlin W. Shorb Singer and minister
:: Byron Lee Ska bandleader

Rest in Peace.

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.

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.

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.

Musician Deathwatch

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

:: Margaret Truman Singer, writer, President’s daughter
:: Madeleine Milhaud Composer’s widow
:: Tommy McQuater Trumpeter
:: Andy Palacio Garifuna musician
:: Lew Spence Songwriter
:: Evelyn Barbirolli Oboist
:: Pete Candoli Trumpeter
:: Dave Day Monks banjo player
:: Rod Allen Lead singer with the Fortunes
:: Ken Nelson Talent scout and record producer
:: Joel Dorn Producer at Atlantic Records
:: John Stewart Singer-songwriter
:: Joan Ingpen Impresario
:: Jon Stoll Indie rock promoter
:: Mort Garson Composer and arranger
:: Larry Hartzell Musicologist
:: Harald Genzmer Composer
:: Ruth Wallis Cabaret singer-songwriter
:: Sweet Louie Smith R&B singer
:: Pat Kirkwood Musical theatre actress
:: Weepin’ Willie Blues singer
:: Leonard B. Meyer Theorist and composer
:: Carlo Felice Cillario Opera conductor
:: Tyrone Taylor Reggae singer
:: Valda Aveling Harpsichordist and pianist

Rest in Peace.