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Step 1 – Create Poker Table Plans on Plywood
Draw your Table/Rail pieces onto the 3 pieces of Plywood. The table top will be 1 piece and the rail will consist of 3 pieces (top, middle and bottom).
The First Sheet of 48″ x 96″ Plywood
The first sheet will produce the bottom piece of the rail and the table top.
Locate the spot 24″ in from the end and 24″ in from the side, mark it. Do the same at the other end. These are the spots that will produce the radiuses for the semi circles.
The first Semi circles will be for the outside edge of the bottom rail piece. Measure out 24″ from the marked spots (this will be to the edge of Plywood). Draw a semi circle from one side of the sheet of plywood to the other creating the semi circle. Repeat on other end.
The second semi circle will be for the inside edge of the bottom rail piece. Measure 22 ½ ” from the marked spot. Draw a semi circle on both ends. Now draw a straight line along both sides to connect the two semi circles.
The Third semi circle to will be for the table top piece. Measure 22 ¼ ” from the marked spot. Draw a semi circle at both ends. Now draw a straight line along both sides to connect the two semi circles.
Second and Third Sheets of 48″ x 96″ plywood
These sheets will produce the middle and top pieces of the rail.
Again, locate the spot 24″ in from the end and 24″ in from the side, mark it. Do the same at the other end.
Measure out 24″ from the marked spot and draw a semi circle. Repeat on other side. This created the outside edges of the rail.
Measure out 20″ from the marked spot and draw a semi circle. Repeat on other side. This has created the inside edges of the rail.
This will create a 4″ wide rail.
Repeat these same steps on the third sheet of plywood.
Step 2 – Cut out Table Top and Rail Pieces
Use a jig saw to cut the 4 pieces out of the Plywood. First, cut off the corners. Next drill a pilot hole for the jig saw blade. Use a ¼ ” drill bit. Drill the hole next to the line, not into it (also not into the table or rail piece). Once the holes are drilled, and then cut out the remaining pieces.
Step 3 – Assemble Rail Pieces
The next step is to assemble the rail. These pieces will be glued and screw together. Dry fit the 3 pieces together to see which way they fit the best.
Assemble Top and Middle Piece
First, apply wood glue to one side of the top piece. Next, lay the middle piece on top of the top piece. Make sure they are lined up together. Clamp them together. Use a 1/8″ drill bit and drill pilot holes every 8″ – 12″ around the rail. Use a countersink on the hole, so the screw will be recessed into the wood. Screw 1 ¼ ” sheetrock screws into the holes. Remove clamps.
Assemble Bottom piece to Top/Middle Pieces.
Apply glue on one side of the bottom piece. Lay the bottom piece onto the other pieces. Make sure pieces are lined up together. Clamp pieces together. Use a 1/8″ drill bit and drill pilot holes every 8″ – 12″ around the rail. Use a countersink on the hole, so the screw will be recessed into the wood. Screw 1 ¼ ” sheetrock screws into the holes. Remove clamps. Fill each of the screw holes with wood filler. Allow the wood filler to dry.
Step 4 – Sanding Rail and Table Top
Sand the side of the Table Top to remove any roughness or unevenness from sawing using a belt sander.
All of the edges of the rail need to be rounded. This can be done with a belt sander, but preferably to be done with a router. Using a ¼ ” Roundover with bearing” router bit works great. Each of the 5 edges should be rounded.
Use the belt sander to sand the side of the rail. Try to make it as smooth as possible. Use the orbital sander to lightly sand the top and the newly rounded edges. Make sure that the wood filler is sanded smooth.
Step 5 – Seal Rail and Table Top
Apply a thin coat of polyurethane to the top side and edge of the table top, and to all sides of the rail. Put these pieces aside and let them dry. This does two things, protects the wood from spilled liquids and most importantly helps the spray adhesive adhere better.
Step 6 – Table Frame
Cut Frame Pieces
- 2 – 31 7/8″ 1×4 boards – End Pieces
- 2 – 64″ 1×4 boards – Side Pieces
- 1 – 30 3/8″ 1×4 board – Middle Support
- 2 – 30 3/8″ 1×10 boards – Leg Mounts
You will cut a total of 7 pieces for the frame. Use 3 of the 8′ 1×4 and 1 6′ 1×10 boards for the frame. Use one of the 1×4 boards, cut 2 – 31 7/8″ length pieces and 1 – 30 3/8″ length piece. Next, cut 2 – 64″ length pieces, one out of each of the 2 remaining 1×4 boards. Finally, cut 2 – 30 3/8″ length pieces out of the 1×10 board.
Assemble Frame Pieces
At both ends of the end pieces, countersink two pilot holes. The side pieces will butt up to the end pieces. Apply wood glue to the ends of the side pieces. Fit the end and side pieces together. Use 8 – 1 ½ ” sheetrock screws to fasten them together. This will make a rectangular shaped frame.
At the halfway point (32 ¾ “) of the now 65 ½ ” side, drill 4 countersink pilot holes, 2 holes on each of the sides. Apply glue to the ends of the 30 3/8 1×4 middle support piece. Insert it into the frame and fasten it in place with 4- 1 ½ ” screws.
The 2 – 30 3/8″ 1×10 leg mount boards go in next. These boards will sit flush with the top edge of the frame. Drill 10 countersink pilot holes for each leg mount board, 3 holes on each side and 4 on the end. Apply glue on three edges of the leg mount board. Insert it into the frame and fasten it in place. Fill all screw holes with Wood Filler.
Step 7 – Attach Frame to Table Top
Have the table top laying flat with the bottom side up. Lay the frame on top of the table top. Make sure that the frame is centered in both directions on the top. Use a pencil to outline the frame onto the table top. Outline both inside and outside of frame, including the center support and leg mounts.
Step 8 – Table Legs
Rough Cut Leg Pieces
- 16 – 27″ 1×4 (These will be cut to 26″ later)
- 8 – 24″ 1×4 (These will be cut to 23 ¾ ” later)
Cut 15 – 27″ 1×4 pieces out of 5 – 8′ 1×4 boards. Cut the 16th 27″ piece out from one of the left over 32″ pieces from the frame. These 16 boards will make the 4 legs.
Cut 8 – 24″ pieces out of the remaining 2 – 8′ 1×4 boards. These 8 boards will make the 2 cross supports for the legs.
Glue Leg Pieces
Divide the 16 – 27″ legs boards into 4 groups of 4. Glue the 4 boards together and clamp them together. Repeat this for the other 3 legs. Allow the glue to set before removing clamps.
Divide the 8 – 24″ support boards into 2 groups of 4. Glue the 4 boards and clamp them together. Repeat this for the other support. Allow the glue to set before removing clamps.
Sanding Leg Pieces
Use a belt sander and sand the leg and support pieces smooth. Only sand the joint side of these pieces. Next, use the router with the ¼ ” Roundover with bearing” bit and round the corners of the legs and support pieces. Use the orbital sander to sand the pieces to a nice smooth finish.
Finish Cut Leg Pieces
Finish cut each leg to 26 ½ “. Cut off a portion of each end of each leg to ensure that both ends of the leg have a finished cut. Light sand with the orbital sander.
Finish cut each Support to 23 ¾ “. Cut off a portion of each end of each support to ensure that both ends of the support have a finished cut. Light sand with the orbital sander.
The 4 legs will measure 3″ x 3 ½ ” in width. Lay the 4 legs side by side with the 3 ½ ” side face up. Measure up from the bottom of each leg 5″ and 8 ½ “. Mark these measurements across each leg. This is the location were the cross supports will fasten to the legs.
Drill four 3/16″ holes completely though the each leg. Use a countersink bit or 3/8″ drill bit and make a ½ ” to ¾ ” deep countersink hole for each of the 16 screw holes. Apply wood glue to both ends of each of the support pieces. Insert the screws into the holes and fasten the leg to the support. Do this for each leg.
Wipe off any excess glue. Fill the screw holes with wood filler. Once the glue and wood filler is dry, sand those areas smooth with the orbital sander.
Step 9 – Paint Table and Legs
You will be painting the legs, frame and bottom of table. Apply the paint which ever way is easiest for you, spray paint, brush or sprayer. First apply a coat of primer. You will need to do 2 coats. Allow drying time between coats.
Step 10 – Install Legs to Table
Lay the table top flat with the bottom face up. Place the legs into their positions. Have the legs tight up against the frame on the ends, leave an equal space between the legs and the side frames. Install the strap hinges and table leg braces. Flip the table over and stand it up with the legs down.
Step 11 – Install T-Bolt Nuts into Rail
Position the rail into place on the table. From underneath the table make sure there is an even gap between the table and rail. This gap is needed for the felt and vinyl. Once the rail is positioned correctly, clamp it in place.
You will be drilling 8 holes evenly spaced around the rail, these holes should be 1 1/8″ in from the inside edge of the rail. Using a ¾ ” spade drill bit, drill 8 holes to a depth of ½ ” – ¾ “. Using a 5/16” wood drill bit, drill through the remaining depth of the rail and through the table.
Remove the rail from the table. Gently pound each of the T-bolt nuts into the holes. Put a ¾ ” piece of board under the lip of the rail to provide support, so the rail is not damaged. Secure rail back on the table, by screwing in place with all 8 bolts. Fill in the ¾ ” holes with wood filler. Sand when dry.
Step 12 – Install Foam
Both the table and the rail need to have the foam applied to them.
Spray the top of the table with adhesive. Lay the ¼ ” closed cell foam onto the table. Press the foam down in the middle and work it out to the edge. Make sure you work out any air bubbles.
Locate the holes for the rail bolts and cut them open.
Glue to rail foam to the top of the rail. Make sure you have enough foam hanging over the sides to cover the sides of the rail
Start at a midway point on one of the straight sides. Work in 2 foot section at a time. Spray glue onto the top of the rail. Place foam onto the area which you just sprayed glue. Once it has adhered to the rail work on the next 2 foot section. Continue this all the way around. When you get all of the way around, overlap the foam and use a utility knife to cut the joint. Then glue the final section down, making sure the ends a tight to each other.
Next Glue the sides down and even wrap around to the bottom of the rail. Then trim off all of the excess using a utility knife.
Step 13 – Poker Table Felt
Lay the Felt out on the table with an even amount over hanging on the sides. Use a staple gun to fasten the felt to the table. You will be stapling the felt into the edge of the table.
Start at the middle of one of the long sides. Put in 1 staple. Go to other side and pull the felt tight. Put one staple in. Go to one of the round ends. Pull the felt tight and put 1 staple in. Go to other end and pull it tight and put 1 staple in. Go halfway between two of the staple and pull it tight and put in 1 staple. Then go to other side and repeat. Continue doing this until the whole piece of felt is tight and in place. Staples should be 3″ – 4″ apart.
Use a utility knife and cut off all the excess felt. Cut it off even with the bottom surface of the table. Use a hammer to gently pound in any staples that are not completely in.
Locate the holes for the rail bolts and cut them open.
Step 14 – Rail Vinyl
This can be a tricky part of the job, especially if you are using vinyl that does not stretch very well. The vinyl we have for sale at this site stretches very nicely making this part a little easier.
Lay the Vinyl flat with the black side face down. Lay the rail onto the vinyl, top side down. Make sure the rail is centered in the vinyl. The vinyl will completely cover every surface of the rail. The seam will be located at the inside corner on the bottom side of the rail.
Start at the middle of a round end. Pull the vinyl up and over to the inside edge and put 1 staple in place. Go to the other end and do the same thing. Take the utility knife and cut down the center of the vinyl inside of the rail. Make the cut about 5′ in length parallel to the straight sides of the rail. (The reason for this is that you will be pulling the vinyl out on the sides which will then help it go around the round ends.)
Gently pull the vinyl at the middle of one of the sides, so the cut that you put down the middle starts to pull open about 3″. Then put a staple into the inside edge. Repeat on other side. The middle cut should be about 6″ wide in the center.
You will do the outside edge of the straight sides first. Work your way down from the first staple to where the rail begins to round. Gently pulling the vinyl up and over and staple to the inside edge. Then work your way the other direction from the center and then to the other side.
Once the vinyl is wrapped around the outside and stapled in place, take the utility knife and run it down inside edge of the rail and remove all of the excess vinyl. Use a hammer to gently pound in any staples that are not completely in.
It is now time to wrap it on the inside of the straight sides. Use the utility knife and cut from the ends of the existing cut, straight towards each side and 3 cuts towards the rounded end of the rail, making 4 triangle shaped pieces. Cut until you are about 4″ from rail. Now take the side sections of vinyl and pull them tight and staple it in place. Start in middle and then work in each direction. Run Utility knife down inside edge and remove excess vinyl.
Next, wrap the inside of the round ends. Cut the triangle shaped pieces in half, making 8 triangle shaped pieces. Start on one side and take the first pieces and pull it tight and staple it in place. Continue around the end of the rail stapling each piece into place. Repeat on other side and trim off excess vinyl.
The outside of the round ends is the most difficult part of the vinyl. You need to firmly stretch the vinyl up and over the rail and staple it. The end of the rail vinyl is already stapled. Start halfway between the end and the side. Then just keep going halfway between the stapled points, until it is all stapled in place. The trick here is to try to not have any creases in the vinyl. Once you have both ends stapled in place, then cut off any excess vinyl. Located the holes for the rail bolts and cut them open.
Step 15 – Attach Rail to Table
Put the rail in place on the table. Place a washer on each bolt. Tighten each of the bolts through the bottom of the table into the rail.
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Alan Weir – Died 2010 ( Rock ) Drummer – Was a member of The Poets (They did, “Wooden Spoon” and “Call Again”).
Mgqumeni Khumalo – Died 2010 ( Maskandi ) Singer – He was half of the duo, Amagcokama (They did, “Akekho” and “Uzomah”).
Lhasa (Lhasa de Sela) – Died 1-1-2010 in Montreal, Canada – Breast cancer ( Pop- World – Latin – Fusion ) Born 1972 in Big Indian, New York, U.S. – Singer – (She did, “Floricanto” and “A Fish On Land”) – Worked with Tindersticks (“Sometimes It Hurts”), Stuart Staples (“That Leaving Feeling”), Arthur H, Jerome Miniere and Bratsch.
Gregory Slay (Gregory Scott Slay) – Died 1-1-2010 – Cystic fibrosis ( Rock ) Born 1969 – Drummer – Was a member of Remy Zero (They did, “Save Me” and “Propechy”) and Sleepwell (They did, “Invitation To The Routine”) – Worked with Eliot Morris.
Bingo Gazingo (Murray Wachs) – Died 1-1-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. – Hit by a cab – Born 6-2-1924 in Queens, NY, U.S. – Poet, singer and composer – (He did, “Oh Madonna (You Stole My Pants”).
Cor Aaftink – Died 1-1-2010 in Heemstede, Noord-Holland province, The Netherlands – Born 8-9-1934 in Amsterdam – Record producer and lyricist – Co-founder of the production company Corduroy who produced BZN.
Max Salpeter – Died 1-1-2010 – Born 4-16-1908 in Whitechapel – Orchestra leader and violinist – Worked with The London Symphony Orchestra, The RAF Symphony Orchestra, The Prometheus Ensemble, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, The Beatles and Lena Horne – He was married to ballet dancer, Mollie Hamilton McNeill Mitchell.
Bobby Burnett – Died 1-2-2010 – Illness ( Pop – Standards ) He was 71 years old – Sang, played harmonica and was a comedian – (He did remakes of “Smile” and “When It’s All Said And Done”).
Keisham Jaminikanta – Died 1-3-2010 in Keishampat Leimajam Leikai, Impahl – Born 10-16-1930 – Singer – (He did, “Nong-en Chekla Lakle” and “Chingi thambal U-thambal”).
Joyce Collins – Died 1-3-2010 in North Hollywood, CA, U.S. – Pulmonary fibrosis ( Jazz ) Born 5-5-1930 in Battle Mountain, NV, U.S. – Singer and pianist – (She did, “You And The Night And The Music” and “Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum”) – Led The Joyce Collins Quartet – Worked with Bob Cooper, Ray Brown, Frank Butler, Frankie Carle, Bill Henderson, Benny Carter, The Gene Estes Big Band and Oscar Pettiford.
Roberto Sanchez (aka Sandro de America and El Gitano) – Died 1-4-2010 in Mendoza, Argentina – Complications from a heart and lung transplant ( Rock ) Born 8-19-1945 in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Singer, pianist, actor and guitarist – (He did, “Asi” and “Dame Fuego”) – Led Sandro & los de Fuego.
Tony Clarke – Died 1-4-2010 – Born 1941 in Coventry – Producer and guitarist – (He wrote Malcolm Roberts’, “Our Song”) – He was a a session musician for Decca Records – Produced The Moody Blues, The Equals, Providence, Clannad, Pinkerton’s Colours, Rick Wakeman, Nicky Hopkins and The Four Tops.
Neil Christian (Christopher Tidmarsh) – Died 1-4-2010 ( Rock ) Born 2-4-1943 in Hoxton, London, England – (He did, “That’s Nice” and “Two At A Time”) – Led Neil Christian And The Crusaders – Managed Crushed Butler – Worked with Jimmy Page and Ritchie Blackmore.
Al Brooks (Alan Brook) – Died 1-4-2010 – Heart attack ( Rock ) Drummer – Worked with The Downliners Sect (“Casino Mescal” and “Cold Steel”), The Barrier, Punchin’ Judy (“Settle Down” and “Ring That Bell”), The Elevators, The Ambulators and Skeleton Crew.
Willie Mitchell (aka Papa Willie) (Willie Lawrence Mitchell) – Died 1-5-2010 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Born 3-1-1928 in Ashland, MS, U.S. – Songwriter, trumpeter, producer and arranger – (He did, “30-60-90”, “Soul Serenade” and “20-75”) – Worked with and produced Al Green, O. V. Wright, Otis Clay, Bobby Blue Bland, Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson, Jimmy McCracklin, Betty Everett, Pops Staples, 5 Royales, Little Jimmy King, Preston Shannon, Ike Turner, John Mayer and Buddy Guy – Worked for Waylo, The Home Of The Blues, and Hi Records.
Code di Dona – Died 1-5-2010 in Praia – Illness ( Funana ) He was 81 years old – Played accordian and was a composer – (He wrote, “Febre Funana” and “Praia Maria”) – His songs have been recorded by Bulimundo and Financon.
Franz Bartzsch – Died 1-5-2010 in Britz in the Neukolln district of Berlin ( Rock – Pop – Chanson – Blues ) Born 6-8-1947 in Schmolln, Thuringia, East Germany – Multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer – Worked with The Gerhard Stein Combo, The Dresden Septett, Veronika Fischer, Udo Jurgens, 4 PS, Lift and Roland Kaiser.
Calvin Shields (Calvin Anthony Shields) (aka Eagle Eye) – Died 1-5-2010 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. – Born 4-28-1924 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. – Drummer – Led The Calvin Shields All-Star Band – Was a music director for Redd Foxx – Worked and’or recorded with Tiny Bradshaw, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Lonnie Johnson, Johnny O’Neal, Willis Jackson, Champion Jack Dupree, Bill Doggett, The Billy Williams Quartet and Della Reese – Recorded for King, DeLuxe and Prestige Records.
William J. Genader – Died 1-5-2010 – Illness – He was 74 years old – Played trumpet – Was a member of The Rhythmettes.
Laurel Shelby ( Laurel Van Mierlo) – Died 1-5-2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. – Born 4-26-1925 – Actress and singer – She appeared in Broadway’s, Alive And Kicking and Top Banana.
Andy Hunter (Lloyd Andrew Hunter) – Died 1-5-2010 – He was 59 years old – Played fiddle, banjo, bass and guitar and was a singer – Worked with Pat White And The First Impressions, The Strawberry Jam and The Misty Mountain Boys.
Quy Sac – Died 1-6-2010 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ( Cai Luong – Vong Co ) Born 1924 in Binh Duong Province’s capital, Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam – Composer – (He wrote, “Kiep Hong Nhan” (Fate Of Women) and “Nam Xuong Tan” (Poor Remains Of A Man)) – His songs have been done by Huu Phuoc and Ut Bach Lan.
Gigi Campi (Pierluigi Campi) – Died 1-6-2010 in Cologne, Germany – Born 12-15-1928 in Cologne, Germany – Producer and concert promoter – Founder of Mod Records and Old Records – His labels released recordings by Hans Koller, Jutta Hipp and Attila Zoller – He was instrumental in the formation of The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band which he managed.
Kamal Mahsud – Died 1-7-2010 in Islamabad – From injuries due to gas leakage in his room ( Pashto Folk ) Singer – (He did, “Tum Chalay Aaw, Da Ghroona Ghroona Waziristan”).
Eric Shark (Thomas Sam Davis) – Died 1-7-2010 – Lung disease ( Rock ) He was 59 years old – Singer – Was a member of Deaf School (They did, “Taxi” and “Thunder And Lightning”).
Robert Clayton Boyte – Died 1-7-2010 ( Honk Tonk ) He was 68 years old – Drummer and singer – Worked with Moe Bandy, Bubba Littrell And The Melody Mustangs, Country Jams, Hang Tree County, Nashville Sounds, SBJ and Slim Roberts And The Texas Weather Band.
Ned Theall – Died 1-8-2010 – Stomach aneurysm ( Swamp Pop – R&B ) He was 72 years old – Played trumpet – Was a member of The Boogie Kings.
Artur Beul – Died 1-9-2010 in Einsiedeln, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland ( Pop ) Born 12-9-1915 in Kusnacht, Kanton Zurich, Switzerland – Songwriter and painter – Worked with Geschwister Schmid, Lys Assia and Hans Albers – The Andrews Sisters did a cover of one his songs reworking it into, “When A Swiss Boy Goes Calling To A Swiss Miss In June” – He had been married to singer, Lale Andersen.
Woody Cunningham (Woodrow Cunningham) – Died 1-9-2010 in Bowie, Maryland, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 7-8-1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. – Drummer and singer – (He did, “Never Say Never” and “Universal Love”) – Was a member of Pipeline, The Jam, The Universal Robot Band and Kleeer (They did, “Intimate Connection” and “Get Tough”) – Worked with The Tempros, The Young Vandals, Sylvester, Faith, Hope & Charity, Disco Tex & The Sexolettes, Candido, Luther Vandross and The Choice Four.
Mano Solo (Emmanuel Cabut) – Died 1-10-2010 in Paris, France – Multiple aneurisms ( Rock ) Born 4-24-1963 in Chalons-sur-Marne, France – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of Les Chihuahuas.
Dick Johnson (Richard Brown Johnson) – Died 1-10-2010 in Boston, MA, U.S. – Illness ( Jazz ) Born 12-1-1925 in Brockton, MA, U.S. – Clarinetist, saxophonist and flutist – Worked with The Artie Shaw Band, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Swing Shift, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett.
Jayne Walton Rosen – Died 1-10-2010 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. – Born 8-28-1917 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. – Singer – Worked with Lawrence Welk.
Danel Guzman – Died 1-11-2010 in Caracas, Venezuela – Shot ( Rock ) Drummer – Was a member of Subsonus (They did, “Herida Perfecta” and “Zoonga”) – Brother of Cubs pitcher, Angel Guzman.
George Garanian (Georgy Garanian) – Died 1-11-2010 in Krasnodar, Russia – Heart attack ( Jazz – Fusion ) Born 8-15-1934 in Moscow, USSR- Saxophonist, arranger and composer – Worked with The Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra, The Vadim Lyudvikovski Big Band, Melodia and The Krasnodar Municipal Big Band – Wrote and recorded music for films.
Mick Green (Michael Robert Green) – Died 1-11-2010 in Ilford, Essex, England – Heart failure ( Rock ) Born 2-22-1944 in Matlock, Derbyshire, England – Guitarist – Worked with The Red Caps, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, The Pirates, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Paul McCartney, Shanghai, Bryan Ferry and Van Morrison.
Sandra Wright – Died 1-11-2010 in Lebanon, NH, U.S. – Natural causes ( Blues ) Born 10-1-1948 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Singer – (She did, “Please Don’t Say Goodbye” and “Wounded Woman”) – Led The Sandra Wright Band – Recorded for STAX/Truth, Decca, Coral, T-Jaye and Hipshake Records.
Phil Sanchez – Died 1-11-2010 – Complications from Alzheimer’s Disease ( R&B ) Born 1-10-1943 – Singer – Was a member of The Excellents (They did, “Coney Island Baby” and “Red Red Robin”).
Brian Pleace – Died 1-11-2010 in North Yorkshire – Car accident ( Jazz ) He was 69 years old – Played clarinet and piano – Worked with The Maypole – He was a foster father for 150 children.
John Heyworth – Died 1-11-2010 near Portland, Oregon, U.S. ( Progressive Rock ) Born 8-?-1947 in Bacup, Lancashire – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of The Dominators, Charge and Cressida (They did, “To Play Your Little Game” and “Lights In My Mind”).
Yabby You (Vivian Jackson) (aka Yabby U) – Died 1-12-2010 in Kingston, Jamaica ( Reggae ) Born 8-14-1946 Kingston, Jamaica – Singer and producer – Was a member of Vivian Jackson And The Ralph Brothers (They did, “Conquering Lion”) and Vivian Jackson And The Prophets – Worked with King Tubby – Produced Tapper Zukie, Wayne Wade, Michael Rose, Big Youth, Trinity, Dillinger, Tommy McCook and Michael Prophet.
Jimmy O. Barikad – Died 1-12-2010 in Haiti – During an earthquake ( Hip Hop ) Born 1982 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Was one of The Barikad Crew (They did, “Creole Swag”) – Worked with Wyclef Jean.
Bob Jones – Died 1-12-2010 – Stomach cancer – He was 54 years old – Drummer – Was a member of The Mark Gamble Band.
Al Dykema (aka Floyd Cornelius) – Died 1-?-2010 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, U.S. – Complications of pneumonia ( Blues ) Singer and harmonica player – Led Floyd And The Void.
Dannie Flesher – Died 1-12-2010 in Hope, Arkansas, U.S. – Pneumonia – He was 58 years old – Co-founder of Wax Trax! Records which released recordings by Brian Eno, Ministry, Coil, Controlled Bleeding, Strike Under, Sister Machine Gun, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Divine and The KLF.
Dewey Tucker – Died 1-12-2010 in Oakland, CA, U.S. – Shot ( Hip Hop ) He was 24 years old – Bassist – Worked with Lauryn Hill and The Coup.
Brian Keitz or Brian Keats (aka Brian Damage) – Died 1-12-2010 – Liver cancer ( Punk ) Born 2-11-1963 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. – Drummer – Worked with Verbal Abuse, Sylvain Sylvain, Dave Vanian, Jason Falkner, Susanna Hoffs, Low Pop Suicide, Teddy Thompson, AM, Wink, Genocide, 3 Day Wheely, Hellbent, The Kretins, Raging Slab, $100 Band, The Diamondbacks, The Hellhounds, Pressurehed, Baron Jive, The Skulls, Angels In Vain, The Misfits, Billy Idol, Princess Pang, African Violet, Rayon, Doppler, The Fuzztones, and Tramdriver.
Marc Lee Raulins – Died 1-12-2010 in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S. – Born 3-6-1953 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Played drums, guitar, bass and piano – Was a member of The Rick Pike Band.
Mike Colman (aka Mick Colman) – Died 1-12-2010 ( Rock ) Born 1951 – Played guitar, piano and violin – Was a member of The Anon (They did, “Pennsylvania Flickhouse”).
Jay Reatard (Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.) – Died 1-13-2010 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Cocaine toxicity, with alcohol as a contributing factor ( Rock – Punk ) Born 5-1-1980 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Singer, percussionist, keyboardist and guitarist – (He did, “Blood Visions” and “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me”) – Was a member of The Reatards, Lost Sounds, The Final Solutions, The Angry Angles, Terror Visions, Destruction Unit and The Bad Times – Co-founder of Shattered Records.
Teddy Pendergrass (Theodore DeReese Pendergrass Jr.) (aka Teddy P, TP and Teddy Bear) – Died 1-13-2010 in Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S. – Complications from colon cancer ( Soul – R&B ) Born 3-26-1950 in Kingstree, SC, U.S. – Singer and drummer – (He did, “Turn Off The Lights” and “Close The Door”) – Worked with The Cadillacs, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes (They did, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “Wake Up, Everybody”) and Whitney Houston (“Hold Me”).
Ed Thigpen (Edmund Leonard Thigpen ) – Died 1-13-2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark ( Jazz ) Born 12-28-1930 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. – Drummer – Worked with The Cootie Williams Orchestra, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Dinah Washington, Oscar Pettiford, Ella Fitzgerald, Bud Powell, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Monty Alexander, Thad Jones and The Billy Taylor Trio – Son of drummer, Ben Thigpen – Percussive Arts Society Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Eddie Edgehill (Edward Edgehill) – Died 1-13-2010 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. – After suffering a heart attack ( R&B ) Born 6-6-1935 in New York City, NY, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Val-Tones, The Valentines (They did, “Lily Maebelle” and “Woo Woo Train”) and The Orientals (They did, “Can’t You Hear The Bells” and “Lonesome”) who changed their name to The Del-Knights (They did, “One, Two, Button My Shoe” and “Compensation”) – Worked with Terry Johnson’s Modern Flamingos – Managed The Sweet Delights that included his wife, Gerylane Edgehill as a member.
Bill Raffensperger (William Arthur Raffensperger) – Died 1-13-2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. – Complications of esophageal cancer ( Blues-Rock ) He was 69 years old – Bassist – Was a member of The Zigs (They did, “Call Me Lucky” and “Key To The Highway”) – Worked with J.J. Cale, David Gates, Rocky Frisco and Leon Russell.
Jim Korthe – Died 1-13-2010 in San Pedro, CA, U.S. ( Rap – Metal ) He was 39 years old – Singer and drummer – Was a member of 3rd Strike (They did, “Into Hell Again” and “No Light”), Phantasm (They did, “The Blind Leading The Blind” and “Blown To Oblivion”) and The Dimestore Hoods (They did, “Old Man Inside” and “Blood in My Eyes”).
Aidan Curwen (Aidan James Curwen) – Found dead 1-13-2010 in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK ( Metal ) He was 45 years old – Guitarist – Worked with F16 and Telf.
Bobby Charles (Robert Charles Guidry) – Died 1-14-2010 in Abbeville, LA, U.S. – Born 2-21-1938 in Abbeville, LA, U.S. – Singer and songwriter – (He wrote Fats Domino’s, “Walking To New Orleans” and Bill Haley And The Comets’, “See You Later Alligator”) – Worked with Dr. John, The Band and Clarence “Frogman” Henry – His songs have been recorded Kris Kristofferson, Ray Charles, Delbert McClinton, Etta James and Gatemouth Brown – Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee.
Bela Kamocsa – Died 1-14-2010 ( Rock – Jazz – Blues ) Born 12-24-1944 in Oradea – Guitarist – Was a member of Phoenix, Gramophone and The Bega Blues Band.
Frank Corbi – Died 1-14-2010 in Cary, NC, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 87 years old – Saxophonist and clarinetist – Was a member of The Corbi-Thompson Quartet – Worked with The Zoar Four + 1 Combo.
Chilton Searcy Price – Died 1-14-2010 in eastern Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. – Born 1914 near Fern Creek, Kentucky, U.S. – Played violin and piano and was a songwriter – (She wrote, “Slow Poke” and “You Belong To Me”) – Her songs have been recorded by Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Joni James, The Duprees, Johnny Mathis, Paul Anka, Tori Amos, Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Jo Stafford, Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald.
Tommy Riddle (Thomas Cavneas Riddle) – Died 1-15-2010 in Portsmouth, VA, U.S. ( Country – Gospel ) Born 10-7-1927 – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Poppa Poppa Da Da” and “Fighting A Memory”) – Led Tommy Riddle And The Melody Rangers – America’s Old-Time Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Mike Evans (Michael Evans) (aka Ace ) – Died 1-15-2010 in London, England ( Psychedelic – Folk Rock ) Born 7-10-1945 in Henley, Berkshire – Bassist – Was a member of The Boys (They did, “It Ain’t Fair”), The Action (They did, “Never Ever” and “Shadows And Reflections”) and Mighty Baby (They did, “Egyptian Tomb” and “Same Way To The Sun”).
Carl Smith (aka Mister Country) – Died 1-16-2010 ( Country ) Born 3-15-1927 in Maynardville, TN, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Loose Talk” and “Wicked Lies”) – Worked with Kitty Dibble And Her Dude Ranch Ranglers, Molly O’Day and Skeets Williamson – He had been married to singers, June Carter Cash and Goldie Hill – Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Bruno De Filippi – Died 1-16-2010 in Milan, Italy ( Jazz – Rock – Pop ) Born 5-8-1930 in Milan, Italy – Played guitar and harmonica and was a composer – (He wrote, “Tintarella di luna”) – Worked with The Campioni, Enzo Jannacci and Angelo Branduardi.
Libba Weeks (Elizabeth Anderson Weeks) – Died 1-16-2010 in Dallas TX, U.S. – Complications of ovarian cancer – She was 81 years old – Born in Terrell, TX, U.S. – Singer – She was a member of The Ho Hums – She sang on hundreds of jingles.
Jimmy Wyble – Died 1-16-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Heart failure ( Country – Jazz ) Born 1-25-1922 in Port Arthur, TX, U.S. – Played guitar – Led The Jimmy Wyble Quintet – Worked with Bob Wills, Frank Sinatra, Barney Kessel, Benny Goodman, Tony Rizzi’s Five Guitars and Red Norvo.
Phil Hicks (Philip A. Hicks) – Died 1-16-2010 in Providence, RI, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 37 years old – Born in Providence, RI, U.S. – Drummer and singer – Worked with Lovetrain (They did, “Stormy Seas” and “I Saw It All”), Mark Cutler and Jeri And The Jeepsters.
Maki Asakawa – Died 1-17-2010 in Nagoya, Japan ( Jazz – Blues ) Born 2-27-1942 in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan – Singer – (She did, “Yo-ga-aketara” and “Kamome”) – Worked with Yosuke Yamashita, Akira Sakata and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Andrew Curry – Died 1-17-2010 – Pianist, organist and choir director – Was a member of The Soulful Groovers – Was a musical director for James Catalyn – Founder of Diocesan Chorale – Composed music for the musical Guanahani.
Kate McGarrigle (Catherine Frances McGarrigle) – Died 1-18-2010 in Montreal, Canada – Clear cell sarcoma ( Folk ) Born 2-6-1946 Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Sang and played accordion, banjo, guitar and piano – Worked with her sister, Anna McGarrigle (They did, “Kiss And Say Goodbye” and “Jigsaw Puzzle Of Life”) and with John Cale, Lowell George, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and The Chieftains – Mother of singers, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright – She had been married to singer, Loudon Wainwright lll.
Mark Gulley (Lumark Gulley) – Died 1-19-2010 – Complications of diabetes ( Jazz ) He was 39 years old – Born in Mobile, Ala., U.S. – Played drums and trombone – Worked with Wynton Marsalis and Wessell Anderson.
Larry Williams (Lawrence J. Williams) (aka Woo Woo) – Died 1-19-2010 – Liver cancer ( R&B ) He was 65 years old – Singer – Worked with The Cordells, The Excels and The Intruders.
C.T. Tucker (Christopher Todd Hartshorne) – Died 1-19-2010 – Lymphoma ( Blues – R&B – Swing ) He was 57 years old – Sang and played washboard and banjo – Was a member of The Sunny Day Dung Trudgers, St. Elmo’s Fire and The Blue Sparks From Hell.
Joe Ptacek – Died 1-20-2010 – Shot himself ( Metal ) He was 37 years old – Singer – Was a member of Broken Hope (They did, “Siamese Screams” and “Skin Is In”).
Lynn Taitt (Nerlynn Taitt) – Died 1-20-2010 in Toronto, Canada ( Reggae ) Born 6-22-1934 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago – Guitarist – Was a member of Lynn Taitt And The Comets and The Jets – Worked with Hopeton Lewis (“Take It Easy”), The Cavaliers, The Sheiks, The Skatalites, Coxsone Dodd, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis & The Flames (“Girl I’ve Got A Date”), Desmond Dekker,The Supersonics, The Kingpins, Johnny Nash, Bunny Lee and Baba Brooks.
Paul Quarrington – Died 1-21-2010 in Toronto, Canada – Lung cancer – He was 56 years old – Played guitar, clarinet, squeeze box, bass, harp and piano and was an author and filmmaker – Was a member of The Continental Drift and The Porkbelly Futures – Worked with Martin Worthy (“Baby And The Blues”).
Leon Villalba – Died 1-21-2010 in Atalaia, Brazil – Drowned ( Metal ) He was 21 years old – Guitarist – He was a member of After Death (They did, “Beyond Suffering” and “Rite Of Passage”).
Tim Kennelly (Timothy Kennelly) – Died 1-21-2010 in Atalaia, Brazil – Drowned while trying to save his bandmate, Leon ( Metal ) He was 18 years old – Bassist and singer – He was a member of After Death (They did, “Spawned” and “We Are The Now”).
L.A. Johnson (Larry Alderman Johnson) – Died 1-21-2010 in Redwood City, CA, U.S. – Born 6-11-1947 in Ft. Benning, GA, U.S. – Producer and director – Worked on the film, Woodstock – Produced Neil Young’s film, Journey Through The Past – Worked on sound for Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens and directed videos and TV shows for Bobby Brown, Belinda Carlisle and The New Edition.
Eliazar Yanez (Eleazar Yanez) – Died 1-21-2010 in Caracas – Abdominal aneurysm – Percussionist – Worked with Yordano, Vytas Brenner, Adrenalina Caribe, Mixtura and The Liber Jazz Trio.
Robert “Squirrel” Lester (Robert E. Lester) – Died 1-21-2010 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. – Cancer ( R&B – Soul ) Born 8-16-1942 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Chanteurs (They did, “You’ve Got A Great Love” and “The Grizzly Bear”) and The Hi-Lites (They did, “One By One ” and “I’m So Jealous”) who became The Chi-Lites (They did, “Have You Seen Her” and “Oh Girl”) – Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Geoff Workman (Geoffrey Workman) – Died 1-21-2010 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. – Born 9-21-1947 in Liverpool, England – Producer and engineer – Worked with King Crimson, Twisted Sister, Queen, Journey, Foreigner, Toto, Jason And The Scorchers, Drivin’ And Cryin’, Motley Crue and The Cars.
Matt Chidgey – Found dead 1-22-2010 in Meadow Cove, Wildwood Park – Drowned ( Rock – Comedy ) He was 40 years old – Bassist – Was a member of The Spazmatics.
Anthony Teaks (aka Apache) – Died 1-22-2010 – Illness ( Rap ) (He did, “Do Fa Self”) – Worked with Fat Joe, Naughty By Nature and Tupac Shakur.
Jean Simmons (Jean Merilyn Simmons) – Died 1-22-2010 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. – Lung cancer – Born 1-31-1929 in Lower Holloway, London, England – Dancer, singer and actress – Acted in the musical, Guys And Dolls and in the films, Caesar And Cleopatra and Spartacus.
Pernell Roberts (Pernell Elvin Roberts) – Died 1-24-2010 in Malibu, California, U.S. – Born 5-18-1928 in Waycross, Georgia, U.S. – Actor and singer – (He did, “Empty Pocket Blues” and “Endless Road”) – He appeared as Adam Cartwright on TV’s, Bonanza and as Dr. John McIntyre on Trapper John, M.D. – Acted in musical productions of, “Camelot” and “The King And I”.
Jane Jarvis (Luella Jane Nossett) – Died 1-25-2010 in Englewood, NJ, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 10-31-1915 in Vincennes, Ind., U.S. – Pianist and organist – Worked with The Statesmen Of Jazz, Milt Hinton, Ethel Waters and Sophie Tucker – She had been an organist at Shea Stadium for 15 years and worked for Wind creek slot machines The Muzak Corporation.
Dag Froland – Died 1-26-2010 in Oslo, Norway – Born 9-16-1945 in Volda, Norway – Comedian and singer – (He did, “Du skal fa en dag i mara”).
Reggie Walker (Reginald Allan Walker) – Died 1-26-2010 in East Meadow, New York, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) Born 8-7-1941 in New York, NY, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Delroys (They did, “Bermuda Shorts” and “Wise Old Owl”) and The First Three (They did, “Don’t Get Caught Faking” and “Life Goes On”) – Worked with Clarence Quick’s Del Vikings.
Etelvina Maldonado – Died 1-26-2010 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia ( Colombian Folk ) Born 4-26-1935 in Santa Ana, Bolivar – Singer – (She did, “Por Qu Me Pega” and “Se Quema El Monte”).
Shirley Collie Nelson (Shirley Simpson) – Died 1-27-2010 ( Country – Rockabilly ) Born 3-16-1931 in Chillicothe, Missouri, U.S. – Singer – (She did, “Dime A Dozen”) – Worked with Warren Smith (“Why Baby Why”) and Willie Nelson (“Willingly”) who she had been married to – She had also been married to country disc jockey, Biff Collie.
Alexis Escobar – Died 1-27-2010 in Caracas ( Salsa ) Flutist – Led Bailatino – Worked with Andy Duran, Alfredo Naranjo & El Guajeo, Magia Caribena, Orquesta Típica Nacional, la Banda de El Pavo Frank, Magia Caribena and Orlando Poleo.
Alistair Hulett – Died 1-28-2010 in Glasgow – Liver failure ( Folk Punk ) Born 1951 in Glasgow – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Everyone I Know” and “Almost Unintentional”) – Was a member of Roaring Jack (“Yuppietown” and “The Lass Behind The Beertaps”) and The Malkies (“Are There Honky Tonks In Heaven?” and “Buy Us A Drink”) – Worked with Dave Swarbrick (“Don’t Sign Up For War” and “The Granite Cage”).
Evgeny Agranovich (Evgeny Danilovich Agranovich) – Died 1-29-2010 – Born 10-13-1918 in Oryol, Russia – Poet and bard – (He wrote, “Odessa-mama”).
Warren King (Warren D. King) – Died 1-29-2010 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. – Liver cancer ( Rock ) – Born 1-21-1953 in Monroeville, PA, U.S. – Guitarist – Was a member of Diamond Reo, The Silencers (They did, “Take Out Service” and “Head On Collision”) and The Mystic Knights Of The Sea.
Charles Key (Charles L. Key) – Died 1-29-2010 in Atlanta – Kidney cancer ( Gospel ) Born 4-15-1926 – Pianist – Was a member of The Harmoneers – Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Myrtle Young (Myrtle Marie Young-Wilson) – Died 1-29-2010 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. – Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 11-23-1927 in Jackson, Miss., U.S. – Saxophonist – Led Myrtle Young And Her Rays Of Rhythm – Was a member of The Swinging Rays Of Rhythm and The Darlings Of Rhythm – Worked with Pearl Williams, Shirley Scott, Bootsie Barnes, Dottie Smith and Toni Rose – At one time married to saxophonist, Virgil Wilson.
Pauly Fuemana – Died 1-31-2010 – Illness ( Pop ) He was 40 years old – Was half of the duo, Otara Millionaire’s Club (OMC) (They did, “How Bizarre” and “4 All Of Us”) – Worked with Lucy Lawless.
Herman Dunham (aka Herman Curtis) (Herman P. Dunham) – Died 1-31-2010 in Queens, NY, U.S. – Lung cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 2-8-1936 in New York, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Solitaires (They did, “Please Remember My Heart” and “What Did She Say”) and The Rainbows who became The Vocaleers (They did, “Be True” and “I Walk Alone”).
Gill Miller – Died 1-?-2010 – Aneurism – She was 72 years old – Singer and pianist – Was a member of The Rocking Grannies.
Geoff Lloyd – Died 1-?-2010 ( Rock ) Bassist – Was a member of The Matthew Good Band (They did, “Alabama Motel Room” and “She’s Got A New Disguise”) and The Slipjacks.
Paris Essoumba – Died 2-1-2010 in Silver Spring – Suicide ( Hip Hop ) He was 17 years old – Was a member of Those Guys.
Georgie Clinton (George Clinton Jr.) – Found dead 2-1-2010 Tallahassee, FL, U.S. – Liver disease – He was 50 years old – Singer – Led GCIII -Worked with P-Funk and with his father, George Clinton Sr.
Tommy Hair – Died 2-?-2010 in Bangladesh – Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 49 years old – Bassist and DJ – Was a member of The Dub Warriors.
Barbara Brown – Died 2-3-2010 in Detroit, MI, U.S. ( Soul – Gospel ) (She did, “If I Can’t Run To You I’ll Crawl”) – Led Barbara And The Browns (They did, “Big Party” and “I Don’t Want Trouble”).
Greg Pianka – Died 2-5-2010 in Millcreek Township, PA, U.S. – Stabbed ( Rock ) He was 35 years old – Bassist – Worked with Dirty Looks.
Joe Lovecchio (Joseph Lovecchio) – Died 2-5-2010 ( Rock ) Played saxophone – Was a member of The Sparks (They did, “Mary Mary Lou” and “Why Did You Leave”) – Worked with Poppa Stoppa Oldies.
Al Utronki – Died 2-?-2010 – He was 68 years old – Sang and played steel-guitar – Was a member of The Countrymen.
Ricky Vance (aka Big Man) – Died 2-5-2010 in New Port Richey FL, U.S. – Heart attack while performing at the memorial benefit concert for guitarist, Don Campagna ( Rock ) Born 1964 in Arakansas, U.S. – Guitarist – Was a member of Hard Truth.
Mallia Franklin (Rosalind Franklin) – Queen of Funk – Died 2-5-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Funk ) Born 3-3-1952 in Detroit, MI, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of Parlet (They did, “Ridin’ High” and “Cookie Jar”), Slam and Anothertime – Worked with P-Funk, Dallas Austin, Brides Of Funkenstien, Too Short, The Boogie Boys, Brown Mark, Mazaratti, Sly Fox, Alexander O’Neil, Candyman, Ice Cube, The Gap Band, The Lynch Mob, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Organized Noise and The Sterling Silver Starship.
Sir John Dankworth (John Phillip William Dankworth) (aka Johnny Dankworth) – Died 2-6-2010 in London, England – Illness ( Jazz ) Born 9-20-1927 in Woodford, Essex, England – Saxophonist and clarinetist – Led The Dankworth Seven – Worked with Charlie Parker, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Dudley Moore and Sidney Bechet – Wrote music for TV’s, The Avengers and Tomorrow’s World – Was married to singer, Dame Cleo Laine.
Richard Delvy – Died 2-6-2010 in California, U.S. ( Surf Rock ) Born 4-20-1942 in Bridgeport, Conn., U.S. – Drummer – Was a member of The Bel-Airs (They did, “Mr. Moto”) and The Challengers – Produced The Chambers Brothers and The Outsiders – Wrote the theme for the film, The Green Slime and music for the cartoons, The Archies, Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids and The Groovy Ghoulies – Was a musical director and arranger for Tony Orlando & Dawn and David Cassidy.
Tony Taylor (Anthony Taylor) – Died 2-6-2010 – Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) Singer – Was a member of Twisted Tower Dire.
Bill Francis – Died 2-6-2010 – Born 10-15-1930 in London, England – Photographer of pop, jazz and rock and roll artists including Frankie Lymon, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Doris Day, Sir John Dankworth, Bill Haley And His Comets, Billie Holiday and Buddy Holly.
Ben Trussell – Died 2-7-2010 ( Rock ) He was 25 years old – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Wake Up” and “Dreams Don’t Last Forever”).
Karl De Karske – Died 2-7-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 3-3-1915 – Trombonist – Worked with Tommy Dorsey and Henry Mancini.
Pena Branca (Jose Ramiro Sobrinho) – Died 2-8-2010 – Heart attack ( Brazilian Folk ) Born 1939 in Igarapava, Sao Paulo – Singer – He was half of the duo, Pena Branca & Xavantinho (They did, “Cio da Terra”).
Rev. James Parker (James O. Parker Jr.) (aka Little Odie and Pop-Pop) – Died 2-8-2010 in Newport News, VA, U.S. ( Gospel ) He was 74 years old – Born in Nansemond County, VA, U.S. – Was a member of The Parker Four Quartet.
Donald “Jack” Johnson – Died 2-8-2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) Singer – He was 76 years old – Was a member of The Cardinals (They did, “Shouldn’t I Know” and “Please Don’t Leave Me”).
Doc Blakey (Rodney Maurice Cathey) – Died 2-9-2010 in Nashville, TN, U.S. – Cancer ( Blues ) Born 8-4-1966 in Columbia, TN, U.S. – Guitarist – Led Doc Blakey And The Memphis Blues Tones – Was a member of The Swamp Dogs – Worked with Johnny Jones (They did, “That Picture” and “Hey Little Angel”) – Nephew of guitarist, Theodis Ealey.
Malcolm Vaughan (Malcolm James Thomas) – Died 2-9-2010 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England ( Pop ) Born 3-22-1929 in Abercynon, Glamorgan, South Wales – Singer – (He did, “St. Therese Of The Roses” and “More Than Ever (Come Prima)”) – Was a member of The Welsh Street Singers.
Bill Willis (William Warfield Willis) – Died 2-9-2010 in Broken Arrow, OK, U.S. – Born 12-16-1931 in Louisville, KY, U.S. – Bassist and organist – Recorded with Freddie King, Milt Buckner, Bill Doggett, Hank Marr, Lula Reed, Ray Bailey, Clifford Scott, Tab Smith, Tommy Willis and most recently with Ray Bailey, Jimmie Vaughan and Pinetop Perkins.
Gireesh Puthenchery – Died 2-10-2010 in Kozhikode, Kerala, India – Brain hemorrhage – Born 1961 in Kozhikode, Kerala, India – Lyricist and screenwriter – Wrote lyrics for over 1500 songs for films including, Malar Maasam and Oh Priya.
Robert Struczewski (aka Astaroth) – Died 2-10-2010 – Brain tumor ( Metal ) Born 1967 – Bassist – Was a member of Vader.
Alexander McQueen (Lee Alexander McQueen) – Died 2-11-2010 in Mayfair, London, England – Suicide – Born 3-16-1969 in Lewisham, London, England – Fashion designer for Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Bjork and Madonna – Directed the music video for Bjork’s song, Alarm Call.
Iain Burgess – Died 2-11-2010 in Florida, U.S. – Pulmonary embolism – Producer – Worked with Big Black, Poster Children, Naked Raygun, Effigies, Bhopal Stiffs, Green And Shellac, Ministry, Bloodsport, The Defoliants and Pegboy.
Gena Dry – Died 2-11-2010 near Slough, Berkshire, England – Threw herself from a train ( Rock ) She was 46 years old – Singer and guitarist – (She did, “Alice In The Garden” and “Undress Me”) – Was a member of Colour Noise (They did, “Paint My Face” and “Falling”).
Grethe Sonck (Grethe Ingeborg Nielsen Hald) – Died 2-12-2010 in Rageleje – Natural causes – Born 6-16-1929 in Hjerm – Singer and actress – Appeared in the films, The Greeneyed Elephant and The Olsen Gang.
Jake Hanna (John E. Hanna) – Died 2-12-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Complications from blood disease ( Jazz ) Born 4-4-1931 in Boston, MA, U.S. – Drummer – Worked with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maynard Ferguson, Supersax, Marian McPartland, Woody Herman’s Orchestra and The Merv Griffin Show big band.
Dale Hawkins (Delmar Allen Hawkins) – Died 2-13-2010 in Little Rock, Ark, U.S. – Colon cancer ( Rockabilly ) Born 8-22-1936 in Gold Mine, LA, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Suzy Q” and “Wildcat Tamer”) – Produced The Five Americans (“Western Union”), John Fred & His Playboy Band (“Judy In Disguise”), Jon & Robin, Bruce Channel, The Dolls, Ronnie Self, The Festivals, James Bell, The Gentrys and The Uniques – Worked with Michael Nesmith and Harry Nillson – Cousin of musician, Ronnie Hawkins – Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
David Rhodes – Died 2-13-2010 in Windsor – Bowel cancer ( Pop ) He was 34 years old – Singer and musician – (He did, “Too Much (Talking)” and “More Time Please”).
Cy Grant – Died 2-13-2010 ( Caribbean Folk – Calypso ) Born 11-8-1919 – Actor and singer – (He did, “King Cricket” and “The Constantine Calypso”).
Jamil Nasser – Died 2-13-2010 in New Jersey, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 6-21-1933 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Played bass and tuba – Worked with with B.B. King, Phineas Newborn, Clifford Jordan, Jimmy Raney, Harold Mabern, George Coleman, Terry Gibbs, Sonny Rollins, Lester Young, Ahmad Jamal, Al Haig and Ray Mosca Jr.
Tommy Saunders – Died 2-13-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 4-21-1938 in Detroit, MI, U.S. – Played cornet – Was a member of The Six Saints Of Dixieland and The Detroit Jazz All Stars – Worked with Wild Bill Davison, Eddie Condon, Claude Hokins, The Surf Side Six and Ralph Sutton.
Sylvia Shemwell (Sylvia Jean Shemwell) – Died 2-13-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Gospel – R&B – Jazz ) Born 6-30-1941 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC, U.S. – Singer – She was a member of The Sweet Inspirations – Worked with The Gospellaires, Elvis Presley, Little Esther, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Gene Pitney, The Drifters, Connie Francis and Solomon Burke.
Doug Fieger – Died 2-14-2010 in Woodland Hills, CA, U.S. – Cancer ( Rock ) Born 8-20-1952 – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of Sky (They did, “How’s That Treatin’ Your Mouth Babe?” and “Make It In Time”), The Sunset Bombers and The Knack (They did, “My Sharona” and “Good Girls Don’t”) – Worked with Triumvirat – Produced The Rubber City Rebels.
Fernando Alarcon – Died 2-14-2010 – Brain hemorrhage on stage – Born 6-?-1958 – Singer, composer and pianist – (Recorded the CDs, “Amor de Estrellas” and “Once de Octubre”) – Worked with Dalila Colombo.
Lee Freeman – Died 2-14-2010 in San Bruno, CA, U.S. – Cancer ( Rock ) Born 11-8-1948 – Guitarist and singer – Was a member of Thee Sixpence who became Strawberry Alarm Clock (They did, “They Saw The Fat One Coming” and “Incense And Peppermints”).
Lil’ Dave Thompson (David Lonzo Thompson) – Died 2-14-2010 in Aiken County, SC, U.S. – Car accident ( Blues ) Born 5-21-1969 in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. – Guitarist and singer – (He did, “She Didn’t Say Goodbye” and “I Got The blues”) – Was a member of The Delta Blues Band.
Bussaya Rangsri (Manee Dabbaransi) – Died 2-15-2010 – Cancer – Born 8-13-1940 in Songkhla – (She did, “Krasib Sawat” and “Namta Dao, Fark Morn”) – Was a member of The Suntaraporn Big Band.
Ali-Akbar Mehdipur Dehkordi – Died 2-15-2010 – Heart failure – He was 75 years old – Born 1935 in a region in Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari Province – Played the sorna, the karna and the kamancheh – He can be heard playing on the theme for TV’s, Once Upon A Time.
Art Van Damme – Died 2-15-2010 – Illness ( Jazz ) Born 4-9-1920 in Norway, Michigan, U.S. – Accordionist – Led The Art Van Damme Quintet – Worked with Ben Bernie.
Wilroy Sanders (Willie Roy Sanders) – Died 2-16-2010 in Orange Mound, South Memphis, TN, U.S. – Complications of lung cancer ( Blues ) Born 9-15-1933 in Byhalia, Miss., U.S. – Guitarist – Was a member of The Binghampton Blues Boys and The Fieldstones.
Ines Paulke – Died 2-17-2010 in Thannhausen, Germany – Suicide – Born 9-20-1958 in Grafenthal , Germany – (She did, “Color Of My Tears”) – Worked with Datzu, The Swing Sisters and Brady Swenson.
Peter Smith – Died 2-17-2010 ( Orchestral – Jazz ) He was 64 years old – Born in Australia – Played clarinet, saxophone, guitar and banjo – Worked with The National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Ayorama Woodwind Quintet and The Pierrot Ensemble.
Kathryn Grayson (Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick) – Died 2-17-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Born 1922 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. – Singer and actress – Appeared in the musicals, Kiss Me Kate and Show Boat – She had been married to actor, John Shelton and actor and singer, Johnnie Johnston.
John Joe Maguire (aka The Puck) – Found dead 2-17-2010 in Swanlinbar, Ireland – Played flute – Born 10-22-1928 in Drumroosk, Kinawley, Ireland – Worked with The Pride Of Erin Ceili Band, The Corranaheen Flute Band and The Boys Of The Lough.
Gaylord Lambdin – Died 2-18-2010 in Maryville – He was 90 years old – Played guitar and fiddle – Was a member of The Arizona Cowboys.
Ernest “Doc” Watson – Died 2-18-2010 ( Jazz ) He was 77 years old – Played French horn and saxophone – Worked with The Groovy Boys, Little Millet And The Creoles, The Young Tuxedo Brass Band and The Olympia Brass Band.
Richard Proulx – Died 2-18-2010 ( Choral ) He was 72 years old – Conductor, arranger and composer – He wrote over 300 works – Led The Cathedral Singers.
Brian Trapani – Died 2-18-2010 – Natural causes – He was 34 years old – Guitarist and singer – Worked with Retromatic and Box For Peewee.
Ariel Ramirez – Died 2-18-2010 – From a neurological condition – Born 9-4-1921 in Santa Fe – Pianist and composer – (He wrote, “Misa Criolla”, which has been performed by Jose Carreras and Mercedes Sosa) – Collaborated with Felix Luna (“Mujeres Argentinas”) – Worked with Atahualpa Yupanqui.
Frankie Rhys – Died 2-19-2010 in Belize City – Chronic complications of diabetes mellitus ( Jazz ) He was 61 years old – Born in New York, NY, U.S. – Played saxophone – Worked with his wife, Diana Rhys.
Wade Brown – Found dead 2-19-2010 in Truro, N.S. ( Blues ) He was 63 years old – Born in Truro – Guitarist – Was a member of The Dutch Mason Blues Band.
Jason Wood – Died 2-20-2010 in London, England – Born 1-2-1972 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England – Comedian and singer – Known for his impersonations of musical artists including Cher and Morrissey.
Kamal Khan – Died 2-21-2010 in Chabahar ( Baluchistan Folk ) He was 68 years old – Singer, musician and poet.
Muriel Midgley – Died 2-21-2010 – After a stroke – She was 82 years old – Born in Leeds – Pianist and singer – Was a member of The Brunswick Babes.
Tahmures Kashkuli – Died 2-?-2010 – Born 1937 in Bereshneh Village near the Sepidan region – Sang and played the ney labak and the sorna – (He recorded the album, “Durnavar”).
Loring Janes – Died 2-22-2010 – Cancer ( Folk ) He was 67 years old – Born in Chicago, Ill., U.S. – Sang and played guitar, bass, autoharp and dulcimer – Worked with Friend And Lover (“Reach Out In The Darkness”), The Lone Star Statesmen and The World’s Worst Flatpickers Association.
Ken King (Kenneth James King) – Died 2-22-2010 in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, UK – Pancreatic cancer – He was 67 years old – Guitarist and singer – Led Kenny King And The Breakaways – Worked with Lulu.
Josphat Masters (aka J Masters) – Died 2-23-2010 – He was 52 years old – Musician and promoter – Worked with JM Seasons, JM Crew, 2 Plus 2, The Pied Pipers and Zexie Manatsa.
Lonnie Heard (Lonnie W. Heard) – Died 2-23-2010 in Highland Park, Mich., U.S. ( R&B ) Born 5-8-1937 – Singer – Was a member of The Shamrocks, The Del-Torros and The 5 Dollars (aka The Don Juans) (They did, “Doctor Baby” and “My Baby-O”).
Chilly B (Robert Crafton III) – Died 2-23-2010 – After a stroke ( Electro-Rap ) He was 47 years old – Singer, bassist and keyboardist – Was a member of Newcleus (They did, “Jam On It” and “Computer Age (Push The Button)”).
Hung Yi-feng – The king of Formosan song – Died 2-24-2010 – Pancreatic cancer – He was 82 years old – Born in Taiwan – Singer and songwriter – (He did, “Memories Of An Old Love” and “The One I’m Missing”).
Witold Sadaj – Died 2-25-2010 – Born 1957 – Guitarist – Worked with RSC.
Blake Travis – Died 2-26-2010 in Webster Groves ( Jazz – Rock – Funk – Cajun ) He was 60 years old – Singer and musician – Worked with The Dangerous Kitchen, The Road Apples and Joe Bidewell.
William Pace Sr. – Died 2-26-2010 ( Gospel ) He was 82 years old – Singer – Worked with The United Juniors Gospel Singers.
Big John Becker – Died 2-26-2010 in Desloge, MO, U.S. – Congestive heart failure ( Jazz ) He was 90 years old – Played banjo and guitar – Worked with The Jazz Incredibles, Stan Musial and Carol Channing – National Four-String Banjo Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Ray Smith (Raymond Arthur Smith) – Died 2-26-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 4-13-1922 in Malden, MA, U.S. – Drummer – Worked with The Black Eagles, The Yankee Rhythm Kings, The Jazz Decades and The Paramount Jazz Band – Produced radio’s, The Jazz Decades.
Nujabes (Seba Jun) – Died 2-26-2010 in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan – Car accident ( Hip Hop ) Born 2-19-1974 in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan – Producer and DJ – Worked with Uyama Hiroto, CYNE, Cise Starr, Shing02, Dwele, Apani B, Five Deez, Substantial, Funky DL, CL Smooth, Terry Callier, Urbanforest and Minmi – Founded Hydeout Productions.
Walter Alfaiate – Died 2-27-2010 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil ( Samba ) Born 6-7-1930 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Singer and composer – (He wrote, “Coracao oprimido” and “A.M.O.R. Amor”).
Tom “T-Bone” Wolk – Died 2-27-2010 – Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1951 in Yonkers, New York, U.S. – Played guitar, accordion, mandolin, mandocello, hammered dulcimer and pump organ – Worked with Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Billy Joel, Jellyfish, Roseanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Harry Nilsson, Squeeze, Ryan Leslie, Elvis Costello, Jewel, The South Band, Terry Adams and The Saturday Night Live Band.
Larry Cassidy – Died 2-27-2010 in Blackpool, England ( Rock ) He was 56 years old – Singer and bassist – Was a member of Section 25 (They did, “Looking From A Hilltop” and “Girls Don’t Count”) – He had been married to singer and keyboardist, Jenny Ross.
Bobby Espinosa – Died 2-27-2010 ( Latino Rock – Jazz – Blues ) He was 60 years old – Keyboardist – Was a member of El Chicano (They did, “Viva Tirado” and “Tell Her She’s Lovely”).
Nathan Scott – Died 2-27-2010 in Los Angeles , CA, U.S. – Born 5-11-1915 in Salinas, CA, U.S. – Played trombone and was a composer, arranger and conductor – Wrote music for TV’s, Dragnet, My Three Sons, Rawhide, Lassie, Have Gun-Will Travel, The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables and Wagon Train and for the film, Wake Of The Red Witch – Father of saxophonist, Tom Scott.
Jorge Villamil (Jorge Augusto Villamil Cordovez) – Died 2-28-2010 in Bogota, Colombia ( Bambuco – Vals ) Born 6-6-1929 in Huila, Colombia – Songwriter, singer and guitarist – (He wrote, “El Barcino” and “Soy Cobarde”) – He songs have been done by Javier Solis, Marco Antonio Muniz, Julio Jaramillo, Alejandro Fernandez, Vicente Fernandez and Felipe Arriaga.
Clayton Love (Clayton D. Love Jr.) – Died 2-28-2010 in St, Louis, MO, U.S. – Illness ( R&B ) Born 11-15-1927 in Mattson, Miss., U.S. – Pianist and singer – (He did, “Limited Love” and “Unlimited Love”) – Was a member of The Shufflers (They did, “Susie” and “Shufflin’ With Love”) – Worked with Ike Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm (“The Big Question” and “Do You Mean It”).
Mike Collazo – Died 3-1-2010 in New York, U.S. – Born 1935 – Played drums and timbales – Worked with Tito Puente, The Tito Rodriguez Orchesta, Machito, The Charanga Band, Orquesta Broadway, Marcelino Guerra, Vicentico Valdez, Bobby Cruz, Ricardo Ray, Jimmy Delgado, Vicentico Valdez and Joe fortune casino bonus codes Eddie Palmieri.
Rev. William Smith Jr. – Died 3-1-2010 – Cancer ( Gospel ) He was 53 years old – Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. – Played organ – Was a member of The Maryland Mass Choir – Produced The Victory Center Choir’s, “Unforgettable Lover” CD – Founded the Ice Music Group label.
Craig Webb (Craig D. Webb) – Died 3-1-2010 in Wyandotte, MI, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 7-31-1950 in Ypsilanti, MI, U.S. – Guitarist – Worked with Frijid Pink (They did, “Lazy Day” and “Earth Omen”) and Springwell.
Claude Dorsey – Died 3-3-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 1-10-1914 in Gainesville, Georgia, U.S. – Singer and pianist – (He did, “Summer Is Over”) – Worked with Bert Bailey & His Brown Buddies, Joe Williams and Billie Holiday.
Michalis Toumbouros – Died 3-3-2010 – Motorcycle accident – He was 51 years old – Singer and songwriter.
Big Tiny Little (Dudley Little Jr.) – Died 3-3-2010 Carson City, Nevada, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 8-31-1930 in Worthington, Minnesota, U.S. – Sang and played piano, tuba, organ, bass horn and bass fiddle – Led Big Tiny’s Jazz Band – Played on TV’s, The Lawrence Welk Show – Performed at President Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Ball.
Bakhyt Zhumadilov – Died 3-3-2010 in the Kordai mountain pass – Single car accident ( Pop ) Born 1947 – Singer – Was a member of Dos-Mukasan (They did, “Toi Zhiri” and “Kua bol”).
Fred Wedlock – Died 3-4-2010 – Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 5-23-1942 – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Oldest Swinger In Town” and “Fishfinger”).
Johnny Alf – Died 3-4-2010 in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Prostate cancer ( Bossa Nova ) Born 5-19-1929 in Vila Isabel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Singer and pianist – (He wrote, “Eu e a brisa” and “Rapaz de bem”) – Considered by some to have released the first bossa nova album.
Etta Cameron – Died 3-4-2010 in Arhus, Denmark – Illness ( Gospel – Jazz – Blues ) Born 11-21-1939 in the Bahamanian city of Nassau in the British West Indies – Singer – Led The Etta Cameron Jazz Group – Worked with Thad Jones, Clark Terry, Howard Johnson, Ed Thigpen, Ben Webster, Frank Foster, Dusko Goykovic, Niels Henning, Alex Riel and Horace Parlan.
Ron Banks (Ronald Dean Banks) – Died 3-4-2010 in Detroit, MI, U.S. – Possible heart attack ( Soul ) Born 5-10-1951 in Redford, MI, U.S. – Singer – Member of The Dynamics who became The Dramatics (They did, “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” and “In The Rain”).
Lolly Vegas – Died 3-4-2010 in Reseda – Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-2-1939 in Coalinga, CA, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – Was half of the duo Pat And Lolly Vegas and was a member of Redbone (They did, “Come And Get Your Love” and “The Witch Queen Of New Orleans”) – Native American Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Tato Luzardo – Died 3-5-2010 – Cancer – He was 65 years old – Born in Las Palmas, Canary Island – Singer and drummer – Was a member of Los Canarios – He was a director of Spain’s Academy Of Music Arts And Sciences – Worked for the record labels Island and Ariola.
Mark Linkous – Died 3-6-2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. – Suicide ( Rock – Alternative ) Born 1962 – Singer, guitarist and producer – Was a member of Sparklehorse (They did, “Someday I Will Treat You Good” and “Sick Of Goodbyes”) and Dancing Hoods – Worked with Danger Mouse (They did, “Daddy’s Gone”), Fennesz, Thom Yorke, Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, John Cale, Bob Rupe, Vic Chesnutt, Nina Persson, Dave Fridmann, Adrian Utley, David Lowery and The Flaming Lips (They did a cover of Daniel Johnston’s, “Go”).
Tom Steele (Thomas S. Steele) – Died 3-6-2010 in Naples, FL, U.S. – Complications from heart surgery – He was 69 years old – Mastering engineer – Co-founder of Frankford/Wayne Mastering – Worked on the recordings of Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, The O’Jays, The Jackson 5, Technotronic, Stevie Wonder, Kool And The Gang, Billy Paul, B.B. King and Lou Rawls.
Bud Cockrell (James Ray Cockrell) – Died 3-6-2010 – Diabetes ( Rock ) He was 59 years old – Born in Mississippi, U.S. – Bassist and singer – Was a member of Pablo Cruise (They did, “Sleeping Dogs” and “Rock ‘N’ Roller”) – Was half of the duo, Cockrell & Santos (“New Beginnings” and “Need a Little Help”) – Worked with It’s A Beautiful Day (“Ridin’ Thumb” and “Watching You”) – He had been married to singer, Pattie Santos.
Tony Campise – Died 3-7-2010 – After a brain hemorrhage ( Jazz ) Born 1-22-1943 – Saxophonist and flautist – Worked with The Stan Kenton Orchestra, Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan.
Patrick Topaloff – Died 3-7-2010 – Heart attack – Born 12-30-1944 – Comedian, singer, and actor – (He did, “Il Vaut Bien Mieux Etre Jeune, Riche et Beau (It’s Much Better To Be Young, Rich And Beautiful)”).
Charles Handcox Jr. (Charles Chester Handcox Jr.) – Died 3-7-2010 in Chicago, IL, U.S. – Car accident ( R&B ) Born 12-16-1972 – Singer and drummer – Was a member of Vance Kelly And The Back Street Blues Band (They did a version of, “Between The Sheets”).
Witalij Miszin – Died 3-8-2010 in Moscow, Russia – Heart attack – Born 8-11-1957 – Singer – Worked with Via (They did, “Wsegda s ulybkoj” and “Nadezda”.
Salvador Cardenal Barquero – Died -3-8-2010 in Managua, Nicaragua – Complications of cryoglobulinemia ( Trova ) Born 10-6-1960 in Nicaragua – Singer, guitarist, writer, painter and environmentalist – (He did, “Dias de amar”) – He was half of Duo Guardabarranco with his sister, Katia Cardenal.
Ruben Vela – King of the Dance Hall Sound – Died 3-9-2010 ( Conjunto ) Born 5-10-1937 in San Antonio, Mexico – Played accordion – (He did, “El Tiroteo” and “El Pajuelazo”) – Texas Conjunto Hall Of Fame And Museum Inductee – Father of drummer, Ruben “Rabbit” Vela Jr..
Wilfy Rebimbus (Wilfred Gerald Rebimbus) (aka Konkan Kogul) – Died 3-9-2010 in Mangalore – Complications of lung cancer ( Konkanni ) Born 4-2-1942 – Singer.
Rich Parris (Richard Edwin Parris Jr.) – Died 3-9-2010 – Ruptured ulcer ( Rock ) He was 46 years old – Born in Charlotte, NC, U.S. – Guitarist and singer – Was a member of Animal Bag (They did, “Everybody” and “Hello Cosmo”) and M4 Messenger.
Micky Jones (Mike Jones) (aka Mike Skins) – Died 3-10-2010 in Swansea – Brain tumor ( Prog ) Born 6-7-1946 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Three Steps To Heaven”) – Led The Micky Jones Band – Was a member of The Rebels, The Attack, The Manipulator (aka The Acidtones), The Bystanders, The Flying Pigs and Man (They did, “Drivin’ Around” and “Heaven & Hell”) – Worked with The Mary Whitehouse Experience, The Penetrators, Contraband, The Valves, The Silverbirds and The Amoebas.
Harold Kaufman – Died 3-10-2010 in Washington, D.C., U.S. – Heart disease ( Jazz ) Born 6-28-1932 in Elizabeth, NJ, U.S. – Pianist – Worked with Tommy Cecil and Chet Baker – Owned the jazz club, Harold’s Rogue & Jar Club.
Shiv Lizzy (Shivon Watson) (aka Colour) – Died 3-10-2010 in London, England – Her bicycle was hit by a truck ( Smootronic ) She was 28 years old – Singer (She did, “Watch Me” and “Uh-Oh”).
Evelyn Dall – The Original Blonde Bombshell – Died 3-10-2010 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. – Illness – Born 1-8-1918 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. – Actress and singer – Worked with Bert Ambrose And His Orchestra – She appeared in the musicial Follow The Girls.
George Webb (George Horace Webb ) – Died 3-10-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 10-8-1917 in Camberwell, south London, England – Pianist – Led George Webb’s Dixielanders – Worked with Eddie Harvey, Humphrey Lyttelton, Jo Starr and Wally Fawkes.
Paul Dunlap (Paul William Dunlap) – Died 3-11-2010 in Palm Springs, CA, U.S. – Born 7-19-1919 in Springfield, Ohio, U.S. – Pianist and composer – (He wrote the scores for the films Three Stooges In Orbit and for Abbott And Costello’s last movie, Dance With Me, Henry) – He wrote music for over 200 films and TV shows.
Andy Johnson – Died 3-12?-2010 in Hastingwood, Essex – Throat cancer ( Rock – Blues ) He was 62 years old – Guitarist – Worked with Sam Apple Pie (They did, “Annabelle” and “Swan Song”) and Jimmy Riddle And The Pisspots – Was a sound engineer for U2 and The Pogues.
Rockie Charles (Charles A. Merrick) – The President of Soul – Died 3-12-2010 in New Orleans, LA – Cancer ( R&B ) Born 11-14-1942 in Boothville, Louisiana, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Mr. Rickasha” and “Sinking Like A Ship”) – Was a member of The Eagles and The Gadges Soulful Band – Worked with Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, O.V. Wright, Little Johnny Taylor and Roscoe Shelton – Founded the Soulgate label.
Carol Clerk (Carol Elizabeth O’Brien) – Died 3-12-2010 – Breast cancer – Born 10-?-1954 in Belfast, Northern Ireland – Journalist and writer – Worked for Melody Maker and contributed to Classic Rock and The Quietus – Wrote the books, The Damned: Light At The End Of The Tunnel, The Saga Of Hawkwind, Nirvana, Pogue Mahone: Kiss My Arse: The Story Of The Pogues and Madonna Style.
Lesley Duncan (Lesley Duncan Cox) – Died 3-12-2010 on the Isle of Mull, Scotland – Cerebrovascular disease ( Rock ) Born 8-12-1943 in Stockton-on-Tees, England – Singer – (She did, “Love Song” and “If You Won’t Be Mine”) – Worked with Elton John, Pink Floyd, Ringo Starr, The Alan Parsons Project and Dusty Springfield.
Gordon Tuck – Died 3-12-2010 in Rodbourne Green ( Jazz ) He was 73 years old – Saxophonist – Was a member of The Stardust Quintet – Worked with The Aquarius show band, Teddy White and The Swindon Big Band.
Jean Ferrat (Jean Pierre Ferrat) (Jean Tenenbaum ) – Died 3-13-2010 ( Chanson ) Born 12-26-1930 in Vaucresson, Hauts-de-Seine, France – Singer – (He did, “La Montagne (The Mountain)” and “Ma France”) – He had been married to singer, Christine Sevres.
Jerry Adler (Hilliard Gerald Adler) – Died 3-13-2010 in Ellenton, FL, U.S. – Born 10-30-1918 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. – Harmonica player – Played music for the films Shane, The Alamo, The James Dean Story and Breakfast At Tiffany.
Slats (Chris Harvey) – Died 3-13-2010 in Seattle, Wash., U.S. – Cancer ( Punk ) Born 3-14-1963 – Guitarist – Worked with The Silly Killers, Zipdads, Cheating Death and Pain Cocktail.
Garry Sharpe-Young – Died 3-14-2010 – Aneurism – He was 45 years old – Journalist and promoter – Writer for rock magazines – Wrote biographies for Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath – Founder of the music web site Rockdetector which became Musicmight.
Park Chun-seok – Died 3-14-2010 ( Pop ) He was 80 – Composer – (He wrote, “A Girl On Heuksan Island” and “The Rainy Honam Railway”) – His songs have been done by Moon Joo-ran, Lee Mi-ja, Na Hoon-a and Patti Kim.
Ryan Engle – Died 3-14-2010 ( Metal ) Bassist – Was a member of Eternal Ruin.
Cherie DeCastro (Cherie Dawn DeCastro) – Died 3-14-2010 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. – Pneumonia – Born 9-1-1922 in New York, U.S. – Singer – She was one of The DeCastro Sisters (They did, “Teach Me Tonight”).
Dave Warman – Died 3-14-2010 – He was 57 years old – Possible heart attack – Born in Belper – Drummer – Worked with Just Friends and soloed as Just Dave – He was a tattooist for 30 years.
Masha Navrotskaya – Died 3-14-2010 – Illness ( Rock ) Born 5-11-1980 – Singer – Was a member of Twiggy Pop (They did, “Too Much Pernod” and “Girl In lies”).
John Sicolo (John Arthur Sicolo) – Died 3-14-2010 in Stow Hill, Newport, Wales, UK – Born 3-9-1943 – Owned the club TJ’s which hosted artists such as Oasis, Joe Strummer, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Manic Street Preachers, Babes In Toyland, Bikini Kill, The Dickies, Hole, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Catatonia, Green Day and Primal Scream.
Nick Taylor – Died 3-14-2010 ( Rock ) Born 9-29-1946 – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of Bloodrock (They did, “D.O.A.” and “Fancy Space Odyssey”).
Sam Mtukudzi – Died 3-15-2010 in Harare – Car accident – Born 4-1-1988 – Played saxophone – Was a member of The Ay Band – Son of singer, Oliver Mtukudzi.
Owen Chimhare – Died 3-15-2010 in Harare – Car accident – He was 24 years old – Was a sound engineer for The Ay Band.
Dan Achen – Died 3-15-2010 – Possible heart attack – He was 51 years old – Guitarist – Was a member of The Go Devils and Junkhouse (They did, “Out of My Head”) – Produced Dallas Green – Owned Catherine North recording studio.
Ksenija Pajcin (aka Xenia) – Died 3-16-2010 in Belgrade, No Deposit Bonus Codes For Online Casinos – 2021 Serbia – Shot in a murder suicide ( Pop – Dance ) Born 12-3-1977 in Belgrade, Serbia – Singer – Worked with The Duck.
Safi Du’ale Ali – Died 3-16-2010 in Somaliland – She was born in Hargeisa, Somaliland – Singer – Was a member of The Waberi Band.
Herb Cohen – Died 3-16-2010 – Born 1933 in New York, U.S. – Record company executivte – Managed Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Alice Cooper, George Duke, Tim Buckley, Tom Waits and Linda Ronstadt – Ran the clubs The Unicorn and Cosmo Alley – Co-owned Straight, Bizarre and DiscReet Records.
Alex Chilton (William Alexander Chilton) – Died 3-17-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. – Heart problem ( Rock ) Born 12-28-1950, in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Guitarist and singer – (He did, “Baby Baby Baby” and “Jailbait”) – Was a member of The Devilles who became The Box Tops (They did, “The Letter” and “Cry Like A Babby”) and Big Star (They did, “In The Street” and “Thirteen”) – Produced The Cramps and Tav Falco’s Panther Burns.
Johnnie High – Died 3-17-2010 – Congestive heart failure ( Country ) He was 80 years old – Promoter, singer and musician – Founded Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue whiched helped with the careers of LeAnn Rimes, Boxcar Willie, Gary Morris, Lee Ann Womack and Steve Holy.
Tadeusz Prejzner – Died 3-17-2010 ( Jazz – Symphonic – Chamber ) He was 85 years old – Pianist – Wrote songs for Ali-Babek, Igi Cembrzynskiej, Urszuli Dudziak, Kaliny Jedrusik, Andrzeja Rosiewicza and Ireny Santor.
Charlie Gillett (Charles Thomas Gillett) – Died 3-17-2010 in London, England – Complications from Churg–Strauss syndrome – Born 2-20-1942 in Morecambe, Lancashire, England – Music promoter and producer – Was a DJ for the BBC – Hosted radio’s A Foreign Affair and Charlie Gillet’s World Of Music – One of the first DJs to popularize World Music and to play music by Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keita, Paul Hardcastle and Ian Dury – Founder of Oval Records – Author of the book, The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll.
Fess Parker (Fess Elisha Parker Jr.) – Died 3-18-2010 in Santa Ynez, CA, U.S. – Born 8-16-1924 in Fort Worth, TX, U.S. – Actor, singer and guitarist – (He did, “Daniel Boone” and “The Ballard Of Davy Crockett”) – Starred in TV’s, Daniel Boone and the miniseries, Davy Crockett – Acted in the films, Old Yeller and Westward Ho, The Wagons!.
Andile Mseleku – Died 3-18-2010 in Durban, South Africa ( Jazz ) Singer – Worked with her sister, Wendy Mseleku and uncle, Bheki Mseleku and also with Themba Mkhize and Andile Yenana.
Rick Abramson (Richard Abramson) – Died 3-18-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Lung cancer – Born 12-15-1943 in Queens, NY, U.S. – Promoter – Worked for the labels Heritage Colossus, Crewe and Tonsil – Was a road manager for Jay And The Techniques.
Sean Stewart – Died 3-18-2010 ( Rock ) Born 2-6-1981 – Bassist – Was a member of Portraits Of Hugo Perez, Hate Rock Trio and HTRK (They did, “Fascinator” and “Skinny”).
Hank Stone (Harold Kruse) – Died 3-18-2010 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. – Cancer ( Country ) Born 11-2-1940 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. – Pianist – (He did, “Alone In San Antone” and “House So Full Of Everything But You”) – Was a member of The Texas Honky Tonk Swing Band.
Josep Bas i Cabrera – Died 3-19-2010 – Saxophonist and clarinetist – Was a member of La Romantica del Saladar.
Ray Hoff – Died 3-19-2010 – Cancer ( Rock – R&B ) Born 12-29-1942 in Strathfield – Singer and guitarist – Led Ray Hoff & The Offbeats (They did, “My Good Friend Mary Jane” and “Bama Lama Bama Loo”) – Worked with Likefun and Johnny Green’s Blues Cowboys.
Skip Mesquite (Steven Mesquite) – Died 3-19-2010 – Cancer ( Rock – R&B ) Born 5-29-1948 – Played saxophone – Worked with Tower Of Power (They did, “Knock Yourself Out” and “Back On The Streets Again”) and Cold Blood.
Frank Wulff – Died 3-19-2010 in Hamburgh-Altona, Germany ( Folk – Rock ) Born 6-28-1952 in Hamburg, Germany – Multi-instrumentalist, singer, arranger and composer – Co-founded Ougenweide (They did, “Der Fuchs” and “Eilenau”) – Worked with Achim Reichel, Bert Jansch, Pentangle, Sally Barker & The Rhythm and Etta Scollo – Composed music for TV and films including Tatort, Nachtschicht, Kanak Attack, Schattenboxer und Bunte Hunde.
Donnie Ho – Died 3-20-2010 – Illness – He was 57 years old – Sound and light technician for Don Ho Enterprises and The Magic Of Polynesia – Son of singer, Don Ho.
Haas Moorman (Hashim Samir Moorman) – Died 3-21-2010 in North Clarksville – Stabbed ( Rap ) He was 28 years old – Born in Camden, NJ, U.S. – Worked with Zen Epick (They did, “Drop Of Rain”).
Bunchy Johnson (Bernard Johnson) – Died 3-21-2010 ( R&B – Rock ) Percussionist – Worked with King Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Candi Staton, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, The Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, Lloyd Price, Jean Knight, Dave Bartholemew, Ernie K-Doe, Johnny Adams, Ruth Brown, Clarence “Frogman” Henry and The Deacons – Was in the mucial revue, Joint’s Jumpin.
Diz Disley (William C. Disley) – Died 3-21-2010 in Hampstead, London, England – Illness ( Jazz ) Born 5-27-1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Played guitar and banjo – Worked with The Vernon Street Ramblers, The Yorkshire Jazz Band, The Hot Club Trio, Ken Colyer, Birelli Lagrene, Big Jay McNeely, Ray Campi and The Soho String Quintette – Collaborated with Stephane Grappelli.
Valentina Tolkunova (Valentina Vasilevna Tolkunova)- Died 3-22-2010 in Moscow, Russia – Cancer ( Jazz – Pop ) Born 6-12-1946 in Armavir, Krasnodar Krai, Soviet Union – Singer – (She did, “The Old Words” and “I Stay At The Railway Station”) – Worked with Yury Saulsky’s VIO-66.
Richard Engquist – Died 3-22-2010 – Lung cancer – He was 76 years old – Lyricist – Wrote for the off Broadway musicals, Kuni-Leml and Little Ham – Led The BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
Charles Mossbrucker (Charles F. Mossbrucker) – Died 3-22-2010 in Mullica Hill – Bladder cancer – He was 75 years old – Born in Swedesboro – Singer – Was a member of Three Lads And A Dad.
Marva Wright (aka Marvalous Marva) – The Blues Queen of New Orleans – Died 3-23-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 3-20-1948 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. – Singer – Worked with Allen Toussaint, Harry Connick Jr., Bobby McFerrin, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Lou Rawls, Aaron Neville, Fats Domino and Marcia Ball.
Jim Marshall – Died 3-23-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. – Born 1936 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. – Photographer – His photos include The Who, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix (burning his guitar), The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash (throwing the finger), Cream, Velvet Revolver, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Grace Slick, John Coltrane, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Janis Joplin and Ray Charles.
Sim Savory (Simeon Savory) – Died 3-23-2010 in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland – Illness – He was 63 years old – Played accordion, keyboards, bass, guitar, mandolin and fiddle and was a recording engineer – He was half of the duo, Simani (They did, “The Mummers” and “Some Shocking Good”) – Founder of Sim’s Studio.
Johnny Maestro (John Peter Mastrangelo) – Died 3-24-2010 in Cape Coral, FL, U.S. – Cancer ( R&B – Pop ) Born 5-7-1939 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of The Crests (They did, “16 Candles” and “My Juanita”), The Del-Satins and The Brooklyn Bridge (They did, “The Worst That Could Happen” and “Your Husband, My Wife”) – Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee and Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Robert Culp (Robert Martin Culp) – Died 3-24-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – After a fall – Born 8-16-1930 in Oakland, CA, U.S. – Actor – (He did, “Broken Ballad” with Pernell Roberts) – Narrated the Eminem and Dr. Dre video, “Guilty Conscience” – Starred in TV’s, I Spy with Bill Cosby and The Greatest American Hero – At one time married to actress, France Nuyen.
John Ciambotti (Dr. John P. Ciambotti) – Died 3-24-2010 in Glendale, CA, U.S. – Abdominal aneurysm after surgery ( Country Rock ) He was 67 years old – Bassist – Was a member of Clover (They did, “Wade In The Water” and “I Lie Awake”) who backed Elvis Costello – Worked with Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Huey Lewis and Carlene Carter – He also was a chiropractor specializing in musicians’ injuries – Father of singer, Gia Ciambotti.
A. Lewis Johnson (aka Uncle Lewie) – Died 3-24-2010 – He was 90 years old – Played saxophone, clarinet, bassoon and oboe – Led Lewie Johnson And The Red Coats.
Ralph Martin – Died 3-25-2010 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. ( Doo Wop ) Born 2-12-1935 in Harlem, New York, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Dovers who changed their name to The Five Willows (They did, “My Dear Dearest Darling”) and then to The Willows (They did, “Church Bells May Ring” and “Dolores”).
Jim Johnson ( James E. Johnson) – Died 3-25-2010 – He was 85 years old – Played trombone – Was a member of The Rose Garden Big Band.
Dave Bowman (David Allen Bowman) – Died 3-26-2010 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. – Kidney failure ( Folk ) He was 50 years old – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of The Village Stream – Worked with The Gwinnett Choral Guild.
Luciano Casa – Died 3-26-2010 in Piza, Italy – Throat cancer ( Prog Rock ) Born 6-20-1950 in Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy – Played drums and acoustic guitar and sang – Was a member of Capitolo 6 (They did, “Me Enamoro De Ti” and “Ti Amabamos Tres”)
Gabriel Ayanniyi – Died 3-26-2010 in Nigeria, West Africa – Car accident – Played talking drum – Was a member of King Sunny Ade’s band.
Omo Olope – Died 3-26-2010 in Nigeria, West Africa – Car accident – Percussionist – Was a member of King Sunny Ade’s band.
Jacek Grun – Died 3-26-2010 ( Blues ) – Born 1950 – Percussionist and music critic – Worked with Budka Suflera.
Lucky Wesley (Oscar Wesley) – Died 3-27-2010 in Kansas City – Congestive heart failure ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old – Stand-up bass player and singer – Was a member of The Five Aces and The Scamps – Worked with Jay McShann and Tim Whitmer And The KC Express.
Hatsumi Shibata (Hatsumi Hosoai) – Died 3-27-2010 in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan – Heart attack – She was 57 years old – Born in Tokyo, Japan – Singer – (She did, “My Luxury Night” and “Ai-kagi”).
Peter Herbolzheimer – Died 3-27-2010 in Cologne, Germany – Illness ( Jazz ) Born 12-31-1935 in Bucharest, Romania – Trombonist and guitarist – Was a member of Rhythm Combination And Brass (RC&B) – Worked with Bert Kampfert’s orchestra, Esther Phillips, Stan Getz, Nat Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Al Jarreau, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Albert Mangelsdorff.
Tyler Dupont – Died 3-27-2010 – Single car accident ( Rock ) He was 31 years old – Bassist – Was a member of Baby Jane – Son of musician, Claude Dupont.
Alan Larocque – Died 3-27-2010 in Milton – Car accident ( Rock ) He was 38 years old – Guitarist – Was a member of Slippery When Wet – Worked with Thunderstruck and Mama Kin.
Lorna Jack – Died 3-27-2010 – Lung cancer ( Children’s Music – Classical ) She was 89 years old – Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. – Pianist and composer – (She composed, “Duo For Oboe And Bassoon” and co-wrote, “The Grouch” and “Magic Marvin”) – Was an executive producer for Ta-Dum Productions – Wife of oboist, Theodore Jack.
Herb Ellis (Mitchell Herbert Ellis) – Died 3-28-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 8-4-1921 in Farmersville, Texas, U.S. – Guitarist – Was a member of Th e Soft Winds Trio and The Oscar Peterson Trio – Worked with Glen Gray’s Caso Loma Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry “Sweets” Edison and Ben Webster.
Choi Jin-young (aka Sky) – Died 3-29-2010 in Seoul, South Korea – Hanged himself – He was 39 years old – Actor and singer – (He did, “Forever”) – Acted on TV’s, Our Heaven – Brother of actress, Choi Jin-sil.
Elliot Willensky (Elliot A. Willensky) – Died 3-29-2010 in Summit, NJ, U.S. – Stroke – He was 66 years old – Songwriter and pianist – (He wrote, “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” and Michael Jackson’s, “Got To Be There”) – His songs have been done by Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, The Fifth Dimension, Gladys Knight, Jermaine Jackson, Whitney Houston, Thelma Houston, Syreeta and Jerry Butler.
Nicola Arigliano – Died 3-30-2010 in Calimera, Italy – Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 12-6-1923 in Squinzano, Italy – Singer – (He did, “Un giorno ti diro” and “Amorevole”).
John Bunch – Died 3-30-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. – Melanoma ( Jazz ) Born 12-1-1921 in Tipton, Ind., U.S. – Pianist – Worked with New York Swing, Pearl Bailey, Benny Goodman, Wes Montgomery, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Eddie Condon, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa and Tony Bennett.
David Deckelbaum – Died 3-31-2010 in Montreal, Canada ( Folk ) He was 71 years old – Played banjo – Was a member of The Jerusalem Taverners (They did, “The Chicken Song” and “Shir Chara”).
Caresse Henry – Died 3-31-2010 in Irvine, CA, U.S. – She was 44 years old – Managed Madonna, Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, Jimmy Demers, Joss Stone and Paula Abdul.
Mirlan Doutov (aka Mikael) – Found dead 3-31-2010 in Bishkek – Stabbed ( Pop ) Born 1985 – Singer.
Rene Solis – Died 4-?-2010 ( R&B – Rock – Soul ) Born 9-?-1954 – Guitarist and singer – Was a member of NiteCry (They did, “Right By Me” and “Life On The Run”), The Groove Kings, The Persuaders and Lucky 13.
William Young – Died 4-?-2010 – Born 1921 in Belfast, Ireland – Organist – Worked with Dr. Havelock Nelson and Derek Bell.
Frank Babakaiff – Died 4-?-2010 – Guitarist – Was a member of The Questions and The Flashbacks.
Mike Zwerin (Michael Zwerin) – Died 4-2-2010 in Paris, France ( Jazz – Rock ) Born 5-18-1930 – Trombonist, trumpeter and journalist – Worked with Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson, The Mingus Big Band, Woody Shaw, John Scofield, Archie Shepp, Eric Clapton and Telephone – He wrote for Rolling Stone and Downbeat.
Tom Wisner – Bard of the Chesapeake Bay – Died 4-2-2010 in Prince Frederick, MD, U.S. – Lung cancer ( Folk ) He was 79 years old – Singer, guitatist and environmentalist – (He did, “Chesapeake Born” and “Equal Each Before All Kind”).
Kelvin Henderson – Died 4-2-2010 – Progressive supranuclear palsy ( Country ) He was 62 years old – Born in Bristol – Promoter, singer and guitarist – (He did, “I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight” and “Spanish Burguny”) – Led The Kelvin Henderson Band – Hosted radio’s, My Kind Of Country and TV’s, Country Comes West – British Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Pat Milliken – Died 4-2-2010 – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “The Hunt” and “Dad”) – He was one of the trio, Pat, Fin And Greg.
Ivan Balsamadziev – Died 4-3-2010 – Cancer – Born 2-19-1953 in Troyan, Bulgaria – Actor, singer and TV host.
Sugar Lee Hooper (Marja van der Toorn) – Died 4-4-2010 in The Hague, Netherlands – Complication from surgery ( Pop – Rock ) Born 2-23-1948 in The Hague, Netherlands – Singer and drummer – (She did, “De Wandelclub” and “Hooperdepoep”) – Worked with The Crazy Rockers.
Lori Martin (Dawn Catherine Menzer) – Died 4-4-2010 in Oakhurst, CA, U.S. – Born 4-18-1947 in Glendale, CA, U.S. – Actress and singer – (She did, “The House Of The Boy I Love” and “Mine ‘Til Monday”) – She starred in TV’s, National Velvet.
Yolanda Castro – Died 4-5-2010 Havana, Cuba ( Jazz ) Born 1929 – Was a member of Orquesta Anacaona – She played saxophone, bongos, conga drums, clarinet, guitar and oboe.
Vinnie Chas – Found dead 4-5-2010 – Illness ( Glam Rock ) Born in Hollywood, CA, U.S. – Bassist – Was a member of Rattlin’ Bones and Pretty Boy Floyd (They did, “Rock & Roll (Is Gonna Set The Night On Fire)” and “Your Momma Won’t Know”).
Luigi Waites (Lewis Waites) – Died 4-6-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 7-10-1927 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. – Drummer and vibraphonist – Led Luigi INC – Founded The Contemporaries – Worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and James Brown – Omaha Black Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Eddie Carroll – Died 4-6-2010 ( Pop – Novelty ) Born 9-5-1933 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Actor and comedian – Led Eddie Carroll And The Kidney Stone Trio (They did, “I Hate Banjoes” and “Available For President”) – (Co-wrote The Lettermen’s, “How Is Julie”) – He took over the voice role of Disney’s Jiminy Cricket in 1973 – He was a Jack Benny impersonator for the show, Laughter In Bloom – Uncle of actress, Erika Eleniak.
Geraldine Gay – Died 4-6-2010 in Aurora – Complications from strokes ( Gospel ) She was 79 years old – Pianist – She was one of The Gay Sisters (They did, “God Will Take Care Of You” and “We’re Gonna Have A Good Time”) – Worked with Albertina Walker, Alex Bradford, The Artistics and Jessy Dixon.
Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Died 4-7-2010 in Durban, South Africa – Illness ( Maskandi ) He was 48 years old – Born in South Africa – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Impatha” and “Imilwanjwana”) – Worked with Oshimi.
Graciela Grillo-Perez (aka Graciela Grillo) – First Lady of Latin Jazz – Died 4-7-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. – Renal and pulmonary failure ( Jazz ) Born 8-23-1915 in Havana, Cuba – Singer and bassist – (She did, “Intimate And Sentimental” and “That’s The Way I Am”) – Was a member of Orquestra Anacaona – Worked with El Trio Garcia, The Orchestra Siboney, Xavier Cugat, The Afro-Cubans and Mario Bauza’s orchestra.
Neil Long (Neil A. Long) – Died 4-7-2010 in Evansville, IN, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1-19-1945 in Vincennes, IN, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Corvettes (They did, “Our Love Won’t End” and “Tears Are Free”) and Free Reign.
Danny O’Brien – Died 4-7-2010 in Trim, Ireland – He was 56 years old – Born in Limerick, Ireland – He was an actor, photographer and politician and played drums, harmonica and guitar – Worked with Gerry Tully.
Eddie Johnson (Edwin Lawrence Johnson) – Died 4-7-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 12-11-1920 in Napoleonville, LA, U.S. – Saxophonist – (He did, “Twin Rock” and “Walk Softly”) – Worked with Johnny Long’s Orchestra, The Johnny Long Sextet, Coleman Hawkins, Milt Larkin, Cootie Williams, The Benson All Star Orchestra, Leo Parker, Edna McRaney, Louis Jordan, Johnny Pate, Duke Ellington, Geraldine de Haas and Willie Pickens.
Al Richards – Died 4-7-2010 – Played congas – Was a member of Phossil Phools and The Regents.
Jerry Byrne (Gerard Donald Byrne) – Died 4-7-2010 in Morgan City, LA, U.S. – Lung cancer ( Rockabilly ) Born 2-2-1941 in New Orleans, LS, U.S. – Singer – (He did, “Lights Out” and “Carry On”) – Led Jerry Byrne And The Loafers.
Malcolm McLaren (Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren) (aka Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards) – Died 4-8-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. – Mesothelioma ( Punk – Hip Hop ) Born 1-22-1946 in Stoke Newington, London, England – (He did, “Buffalo Gals” and “Double Dutch”) – Managed The Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow and The New York Dolls.
Kenneth McKellar – Died 4-9-2010 in Lake Tahoe, CA, U.S. – Pancreatic cancer – Born 6-23-1927 in Paisley, Scotland – Singer – (He did, “A Man Without Love” and “Song Of The Clyde”).
George Cundari (George C. Cundari ) – Died 4-9-2010 in Galloway Township, NJ, U.S. – He was 94 years old – Born in Newark, U.S. – Played banjo – Was a member of Just A Bunch Of Banjos.
Dixie Carter (Dixie Virginia Carter) – Died 4-10-2010 – Endometrial cancer ( Cabaret ) Born 5-25-1939 in McLemoresville, Tenn., U.S. – Actress and singer – (She did, “Cheap Decadent Drivel” and “There Used To Be”) – Appeared in the musicials, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Sextet – Was a cast member of TV’s, Designing Women – She had been married to actors, George Hearn and Hal Holbrook.
Chick Overington (Charles J. Overington) – Died 4-10-2010 in Newtown – He was 81 years old – Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. – Musician – Worked with The Kensington String Band, The Warminster Symphony, The Contemporary Music Group, The Grass Roots Band and The Hot Springs Band.
Keith Brabant (Keith E. Brabant) – Died 4-11-2010 in Alexandria, NY, U.S. – Shot ( Rock ) Born 6-19-1976 in Alexandria Bay, NY, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – Worked with Minus Mike, Clayton, Promethean Monk, Rhythm Pig, Solomon’s Lane, The Kilgore Trout and Leo Zion (They did, “The Pain Of Pretty” and “Buzzberry”).
Carlo Alberto Rossi – Died 4-12-2010 in Milan, Italy – Born 8-30-1921 in Rimini, Italy – Singer, composer and producer – (He wrote “E se domani”) – Was a member of Barboni – Collborated with Natalino Otto, Joe Sentieri, Luciano Tajoli, Mina, Fausto Cigliano and Milva Biolcati, – Brother of music producer, Alfredo Rossi.
Manos Xydous – Died 4-13-2010 – Cardiac arrest ( Rock ) Born 5-15-1953 in Greece – Singer, songwriter and producer – Was a member of Pix Lax also called Pix Lux – His songs have been recorded by Giannis Parios, Vasilis Karras, Giorgos Dalaras and Lakis Papadopoulos.
Steve Reid – Died 4-13-2010 in New York, U.S. – Throat cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-29-1944 – Drummer – Worked with The Apollo Theatre House Band, Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet), Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Fela Kuti, Martha And The Vandellas, James Brown and Sun Ra – Founded the label Mustevic Sound Inc.
Joe Pelesasa – Died 4-13-2010 – He was 51 years old – Was half of the duo, Mike And Joe – Was a member of IDK (They did, “Rosa”).
Bob Gordon (Robert L. Gordon) – Died 4-13-2010 in Raritan Township, NJ, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 85 years old – Pianist and singer.
Mississippi Slim (Walter Horn Jr.) – Died 4-14-2010 in Greenville, MS, U.A. ( Blues ) Born 8-13-1943 in Shelby, MS, U.S. – Singer – (He did, “Crying In The Arms Of Another Love” and “Cotton Candy”).
Peter Steele (Petrus T. Ratajczyk) – Died 4-14-2010 – Heart failure ( Goth – Metal ) Born 1-4-1962 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. – Singer and bassist – Was a member of Type O Negative (They did, “I Like Goils” and “The Dream Is Dead”) – Worked with Fallout and Carnivore.
James Stellmaker Sr. – Died 4-14-2010 ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old – Played trombone – Worked with Don Ellis, Bud Brisbois, Doc Severinsen, Tom Jones, Sonny And Cher, Gisselle McKenzie and Dave Brubeck.
Aubrey Cummings – Died 4-14-2010 in Saint Michael, Barbados – Born 1947 – Musician – He was a member of Bumble And The Saints and Dominators.
George Melvin – Died 4-15-2010 ( Jazz – Blues – Gospel ) Born 5-23-1946 – Keyboardist – (He did, “Tippin Out” and “Nieama”) – Worked with Blue Indigo (They did, “Wessin’ It” and “Cat Walk”), Al Hirt, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Charlie Daniels, Ray Charles, Pearl Bailey, The Moments and Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes.
Maurice Storm (Maurice F. Storm) – Died 4-15-2010 in Henderson, Nev., U.S. ( Bluegrass) – Born 8-18-1924 in St. Charles, Minn., U.S. – Played drums and concertina – Was a member of The Whitewater Melody Men – At one time married to singer and accordionist, Joyce Parsons.
Lee Altomare – Died 4-16-2010 – Complications from eye surgery ( Metal ) Born 1976 – Guitarist – Was a member of The Communion (They did, “Mecha Horripilation” and “Clock Halt”).
C. P. Rele (Chandrashekhar P. Rele) – Died 4-16-2010 ( Khyal ) Born in Mumbai, India – Singer and composer.
Rick Simpson (Richard Vincent Simpson) – Died 4-16-2010 ( Country – Rock ) Born 1948 in Connecticut, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “The Boatyard Song” and “This Daytona Life”) – Worked with Robert Thames.
Matt Wariner (Matthew Joseph Wariner) – Died 4-16-2010 – Single car accident ( Country ) Born 4-14-1982 – Played guitar and sang – Was a member of Gary Grant And The Matt Wariner Band (They did, “With A Woman” and “Too Young For What”).
Mal Perry (Malcolm Levy) – Died 4-16-2010 ( Pop – Rock ) Born 12-15-1939 in Liverpool, England – Singer – (He did, “Make Me A Miracle” and “The Girl Next Door”) – Worked with Cass And The Cassanovas and The Remo Four.
Abdillah Murad Md Shaari (aka Achik) – Died 4-17-2010 – Car accident – He was 27 years old – Singer – (He did, “Janji Kita”) – Was a member of Spin.
Ashlee Madison – Died 4-17-2010 in Oklahoma City – Car accident ( Jazz – Soul – Gospel ) She was 24 years old – Singer – Worked with Cami Stinson, Shorttdogg and Jabee (“Picture On The Wall”).
Devon Clifford – Died 4-18-2010 in Vancouver, Canada – After he collapsed on stage from a brain hemorrhage ( Alternative – Rock ) Born 1979 – Drummer – Was a member of You Say Party! We Say Die! (They did, “Like I Give A Care” and “Laura Palmer’s Prom”).
Keith Elam (aka Guru) – Died 4-19-2010 ( Hip Hop – Jazz ) Born 7-17-1966 in Roxbury, Boston, MA, U.S. – (He did, “Down The Backstreets” and “Respectful Dedications”) – He was half of the duo, Gang Starr (They did, “Words I Manifest” and “Nice Girl, Wrong Place”) – Worked with Branford Marsalis, Roy Ayers, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes and Donald Byrd.
Gustav Lorentzen (aka Ludvigsen) – Died 4-21-2010 outside of Bergen, Norway- Cardiac arrest – Born 9-28-1947 in Bergen, Norway – Singer, guitarist and drummer – Was half of the duo, Knutsen & Ludvigsen (They did, “Grevling I Taket” and “Dum Og Deilig”).
Ataollah Jangouk – Died 4-22-2010 in Tehran, Iran – He was 62 years old – Cardiac arrest – Played tar and setar – Worked with Shahram Nazeri.
Fred Panopio (Alfredo Panopio) – Died 4-22-2010 in Manila, Philippines – Cardiac arrest – Born 2-2-1939 in Nueva Ecija, Philippines – Musician, singer and yodeler – (He did, “Kawawang Cowboy” and “Markado”).
Gene Lees (Frederick Eugene John Lees) – Died 4-22-2010 in Ojai, CA, U.S. – Stroke ( Jazz ) Born 2-8-1928 in Hamilton, Ontario – Writer, critic and lyricist – Collaborated with Antonio Carlos Jobim (They co-wrote, “Corcovado” (known in English as “Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars”) which has been recorded by Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Queen Latifah, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald).
Da Grin (Olayitan Olanipekun Oladapo) – Died 4-22-2010 – After a car accident ( Rap ) Born 10-25-1987 – (He did, “Kondo” and “Pon Pon Pon”).
Ann Vervoort – Died 4-22-2010 in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium ( Pop ) Born 3-10-1977 in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium – Singer and graphic designer – Was a member of Milk, Inc. (aka Milk Incorporated) (They did, “In My Eyes” and “Promise”) – Co-founded Beni Musa Records.
Engin Yorukoglu – Died 4-23-2010 in Kyzylaoac, Muola – Respiratory failure and cardiac arrest due to cancer ( Rock ) Born 1-7-1945 in Kahramanmara, Turkey – Drummer – Was a member of Mogollar (They did, “Gel Gel” and “Sor Kendine”) – Worked with Cahit Berkay, The Selcuk Alagoz Orchestra and Kurtalan Ekspress.
Georgia Lee (Dulcie Rama Pitt) – Died 4-23-2010 ( Jazz – Blues ) Born 1922 – Singer – Was a member of The Harmony Sisters – Worked with The Geraldo Dance Band, The Port Jackson Jazz Band, George Trevare, Max Williams, Bruce Clarke and The Graeme Bell Jazz Band.
Russ Johnson (Russell Johnson) – Died 4-23-2010 in Live Oak, FL, U.S. – Illness ( Rock – Punk ) He was 50 years old – Guitarist – Was a member of The Doldrums – Worked with Stabilizer, All Star 69 and Dredge.
Paul Sherfick – Died 4-23-2010 – Shot after robbing a bank ( Rock ) He was 29 years old – Guitarist and promoter – Was a member of Dudes Of Lord.
Norman Wright (Norman Anthony Wright Sr.) – Died 4-23-2010 in Morristown, NJ, U.S. – Illness ( R&B ) Born 10-31-1937 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Dell-Vikings (aka The Del-Vikings) (They did, “Come Go With Me” and “Cool Shake”) – Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Bo Hansson – Died 4-24-2010 ( Rock – Prog – Jazz ) Born 4-10-1943 – Played guitar and keyboards – (He did, “Shadowfax” and “Before The Rain”) – Was a member of The Merrymen – He was half of the duo, Hansson & Karlsson – Worked with Rock-Olga, Jimi Hendrix and Slim Notini’s Blues Gang.
Terry Titian – Died 4-24-2010 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada – Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1949 – Guitarist and singer – Worked with Bootleg, The Stutt Bros., Melrose and The Good Time Band.
J Uzzle (Jeremy Antonio Uzzle) – Died 4-24-2010 in Richmond, VA, U.S. – Shot ( Hip Hop ) Born 10-17-1989 – (He did, “Turn It Up A Knotch” and “Swag Drippin”).
Labella Dani – Died 4-?-2010 ( R&B – Jazz ) Born 10-?-1974 in Cape Town – Singer – (She did, “Still Lonely”) – Was a member of The Oaks – She was half of the duo, La Fancy – Worked with Jennifer Jones, Mandoza, Ringo Madlingozi, Judith Sephuma and Women Unite.
Isaac Molefe – Died 4-25-2010 in Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa – Shot ( Gospel ) He was 33 years old – Born in White City, South Africa – Singer – Worked with The Soweto Gospel Choir and The Barorisi ba Morena choir.
Susan Reed – Died 4-25-2010 in Greenport, NY, U.S. – Natural causes ( Folk ) Born 1-11-1926 in New York, NY, U.S. – Singer, harpist, zitherist and actress – (She recorded, “The Ridde Song” and “Looking Glass”) – Worked with Carl Sandburg – At one time married to actor, James Karen.
Dorothy Provine (Dorothy Michelle Provine) – Died 4-25-2010 in Bremerton, Washington, U.S. – Emphysema – Born 1-20-1935 in Deadwood, South Dakota, U.S. – Singer, dancer and actress – (She did, “Don’t Bring Lulu” and “Crazy Words, Crazy Tune”) – She played singer Pinky Pinkham on TV’s, The Roaring Twenties – Acted in the films, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Who’s Minding The Mint? – She was married to director, Robert Day.
Bobby Melody – Died 4-26-2010 in Nottingham, England – Born in Trelawny, Jamaica – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Jah Bring I Joy” and “Mutty Mutty Girl”) – Led Corner Stone and Roots Vibration.
Ljiljana Buttler – Died 4-26-2010 in in Dusseldorf, Germany – Born 12-14-1944 in Belgrade (former Yugoslavia) – Singer – (She did, “Mala Garava” and “Aonja”).
Rose Ella Jones – Died 4-26-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Stomach cancer – She was 82 years old – (She co-wrote, “Quiet Storm” and “Virgin Man”) – Sister of singer, Smokey Robinson.
Morris Pert – Died 4-27-2010 in Balchrick, Kinlochbervie, Scotland ( Orchestral – Rock ) Born 9-9-1947 in Arbroath, Scotland – Percussionist and composer – (He did, “Tangier Nights” and “Baktra”) – Was a member of Suntreader (They did, “Sirian Blue” and “Eclipse And After”) – Worked with Stomu Yamash’ta, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry, Brand X, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, John Williams, Kate Bush, Elkie Brooks, Mike Oldfield, Peter Gabriel and Talk Talk.
Jim Lester – Died 4-27-2010 – Lou Gehrig’s disease ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old – Played piano and trombone – Worked with Joe Byrd, Priscilla Smith and Sue Matthews – He wrote, “Too Marvelous For Words” a biography about Art Tatum – He climbed Mount Everest in 1963.
Connie Codarini (Corrado Codarini) – Died 4-28-2010 in Concord, NC, U.S. ( Pop – Gospel ) He was 80 years old – Singer – Was a member of The Four Lads (They did, “Standin’ On The Corner” and “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”) – Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Mark Eskin (Mark D. Eskin) – Died 4-28-2010 in Morton Grove – He was 52 years old – Heart attack – Sang and played keyboards, bass, guitar, drums and harmonica – Worked with The Maroons, The Vacations, The Cryan’ Shames, Jay And The Americans, The Ides Of March, The Shadows Of Knight, Byte, Danny Vee And The House Rockers, Dr. Mark And The Sutures, The Fairlanes, Freewheel, Johnny Star And The Meteors, The Sting Rays, Scramble, Instant Karma and The New Colony Six.
Ilya Alexandrov – Died 4-29-2010 – Cardiac arrest ( Metal ) Born 8-19-1974 – Singer – Was a member of Trizna (They did, “Fear Of Life” and “Unruly”) and Faktor Straha (They did, “Bezdna” and “Vyse Syl”).
Sister Priscilla McGruder (Priscilla Elaine McGruder) – Breast cancer – Died 4-29-2010 in Kennett, Missouri, U.S. ( Gospel ) She was 61 years old – Singer – (She did, “The Last Mile” and “Don’t Give Up On Him”) – She was one of The McGruders (They did, “From Heaven’s Point Of View” and “A Great Homecoming”) – Wife of singer and songwriter, Bishop Carroll McGruder.
Walter Sear – Died 4-29-2010 – Born 1930 – Played tuba and synthesizer and was a composer and recording engineer – Played in The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Symphony Of The Air, The Goldman Band and The Radio City Music Hall pit band – Played on the movie sound tracks for Midnight Cowboy and Zombi Holocaust – Owned and operated The Sear Sound recording studio where he recorded Steely Dan, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Wynton Marsalis, Muse, The Killers, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Sonic Youth and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Novell Campbell – Died 4-29-2010 in Washington, DC, U.S. – Prostate cancer ( Blues ) He was 81 years old – Saxophonist – Worked with Phineas Newborn, B. B. King, Ike Turner, Charles Keel, Honeymoon Garner, Rufus Thomas and Little Laura Dukes.
Roger Jacobacci – Died 4-29-2010 – Illness – Born 1931 – He was a luthier with his brother Andre – Their guitars have been used by Frank Zappa, Les Rapaces, Johnny Hallyday, Chaussettes Noires, Chats Sauvages, The Black Bass and Les Rockets.
Will Owsley – Died 4-30-2010 – Suicide ( Pop ) Born in Anniston, Alabama, U.S. – Sang and played guitar, bass, piano and mandolin – (He did, “Oh No The Radio” and “I’m Alright”) – Was a member of The Semantics – Worked with Amy Grant and Shania Twain.
Houston Caldwell – Died 4-30-2010 in Galax, Virginia , U.S. – Motorcycle accident ( Bluegrass ) He was 19 years old – Played banjo – Was a member of Broken Wire (They did, “Midnight Tears” and “The Guilty Go Free”).
Peter Lopez – Died 4-30-2010 in Encino Hills, CA, U.S. – Shot himself – He was 60 years old – Was an entertainment attorney working for Michael Jackson, The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble – He co-produced the biopic film, Selena – Husband of actress, Catherine Bach.
Gilbert Ellman – Died 4-30-2010 in Naperville ( Big Band ) Born 1925 in Gage Park, Chicago, Ill., U.S. – Played saxophone, harmonica, flute and clarinet – Played in orchestras backing performers that included Patti Page – Was a member of The Naperville Municipal Band – Was a repair technician for Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
Steve Strayhorn – Died 4-30-2010 – Cancer ( Blues – R&B ) He was 56 years old – Drummer – Was a member of A Full Moon Consort (They did, “Walking The Streets At Night” and “Ooo La La”) and The Uncle Albert Band – Worked with The Street Corner Symphony, The Ralph Butler Band, Griffin, Brian Clarke And The St. Louis Browns, Arrow Memphis and The Bushwackers.
David Lightbourne – Died 4-30-2010 in Laramie ( Blues – Folk ) Boprn 12-14-1942 in Princeton, Ill., U.S. – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of The Stop And Listen Boys (They did, “Beat You Plenty” and “Ain’t No Tellin'”) and The Metropolitan Jug Band – Worked with Shaun Kelley, John Martz, Jon Kidwell and Birgit Burke.
Rob McConnell (Robert Murray Gordon McConnel) – Died 5-1-2010 in Toronto, Canada – Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 2-14-1935 in London, Ontario, Canada – Trombonist – Led The Rob McConnell Tentet and The Boss Brass – Worked with Mel Torme, The Singers Unlimited, Online casino game with 120 free spins Moe Koffman, Ed Bickert, Don Thompson, and Guido Basso – Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Danny Brown – Died 5-2-2010 – Pick up truck accident ( R&B ) He was 20 years old – Singer – Worked with Bobby Capri (“She’s A Killer”).
Eddie Gordon – Died 5-2-2010 – Born 10-7-1941 – Played harmonica – Was a member of The Harmonica Masters and Love’s Way – Worked with Steve Ono, The Harmonica Rascals, Johnny Puleo’s Harmonica Gang, The Stereomonics, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Stevie Wonder.
Leif Roden – Died 5-2-2010 – Cancer ( Psychedelic ) Born 3-3-1948 – Singer and bassist – Was a member of Alrune Rod (aka Alrunen) (They did, “Du Taler Og Siger” and “Perlesoen”).
Eddie Jackson (Eddie Lee Jackson) – Died 5-3-2010 – Brain aneurysm ( R&B ) He was 63 years old – Born in Forest City, NC, U.S. – Guitarist – Was a member of Brenda And The Tabulations (They did, “Dry Your Eyes” and “Right On The Tip of My Tongue”).
Bunny Rizzitelli (Roger Rizzitelli) – Died 5-3-2010 – Suicide – Born 1951 – Drummer – Was a founding member of Space Art (They did, “Onyx” and “Axius”) – Worked with Claude Francois and Christophe.
Roy Carrier (Joseph Roy Carrier) – Died 5-4-2010 – Complications of lung cancer ( Zydeco ) Born 1947 – Played drums, guitar and accordion – Led Roy Carrier And His Night Rockers (They did, “I’m A Hog For You” and “You Used To Call Me In The Morning”).
Brita Borg (Brita Kerstin Gunvor Borg) – Died 5-4-2010 ( Pop ) Born 6-10-1926 in Sodermalm, Stockholm, Sweden – Singer and actress – (She did, “Ljuva Sextiotal” and “Jag ska ta morfar med mig ut i kvall”) – Was a member of Flickery Flies.
Ernie Harwell (William Ernest Harwell) (aka The Turtle) – Died 5-4-2010 – Born 1-25-1918 in Washington, GA, U.S. – Songwriter and sportscaster – (He wrote, Homer And Jethro’s, “Upside Down” and B.J. Thomas’s, “I Don’t Know Any Better”) – National Sportscasters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Michigan Sports Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Wally Hill (William Wallace Hill) – Died 5-4-2010 – He was 61 years old – Born in Kentucky, U.S. – Played harmonica – Worked with The Dave Aaron Band.
Melvin Lewis (Charles Lewis) – Died 5-4-2010 in The in Bronx, NY, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 7-17-1939 – Singer – Was a member of The Climbers, The Canaries and The Jesters (They did a remake of, “The Wind”) – Worked with Joe Rivers.
Lucho Barrios (Luis Barrios) – Died 5-5-2010 in Lima, Peru – Multiple organ failure ( Bolero ) Born 4-22-1934 in El Callao, Peru – Singer – (He did, “Amor de pobre” and “La joya del Pacifico”) – Was a member of Los Incas – He was married to singer, Zenobia Caceres.
Bob Mercer – Died 5-5-2010 – Lung cancer – He was 65 years old – Music industry executive – Worked at EMI signing Queen, Marc Bolan, Kate Bush and Olivia Newton-John – Managed Paul McCartney and Roger Waters – Ran Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville label and New Door Records.
Samuel J. Johnson – Died 5-5-2010 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 9-26-1952 – Singer – Was a member of Touch.
Lance Tilton – Died 5-6-2010 in Whitfield County, Georgia, U.S. – Car accident – He was 29 years old – Drummer – Worked with Ben Deignan And Suburban Soul.
Richard Holland – Died 5-6-2010 in West Newton, PA, U.S. – ALS – Born 10-24-1950 in McKeesport, PA, U.S. – Keyboardist – Was a member of Shaker and Two Hot – Worked with Sammy Davis Jr., The Vogues and Peaches And Herb.
Cato Brown (Cato E. Brown) – Died 5-6-2010 in Fredericksburg, VA, U.S. – Brain aneurysm ( R&B – Gospel ) He was 59 years old – Played saxophone and drums – Worked with Twentieth Century Session and The Keys Of Inspiration
Francisco Aguabella – Died 5-7-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Cancer ( Jazz – Salsa ) Born 10-10-1925 in Matanzas, Cuba – Percussionist – Worked with Tito Puente, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, The Doors, Eddie Palmieri, Nancy Wilson, Poncho Sanchez, Mongo Santamaria, Carlos Santana and Dizzy Gillespie.
Dave Fisher (David Louis Fisher) – Died 5-7-2010 in Rye, NY, U.S. – Myelofibrosis ( Doo-Wop – Folk ) Born 7-19-1940 in New Haven, Conn., U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Academics and The Highwaymen (They did, “Michael” and “Cotton Fields”).
Norm Ezell (Norman Glenn Ezell) – Died 5-8-2010 – Cancer ( Rock – Gospel ) Born 10-7-1941 in Chelsea, Alabama, U.S. – Was a member of The Mutineers who became The Five Americans (They did, “Western Union” and “I See The Light”).
Janusz Soloma – Died 5-8-2010 in Myslowice, Poland – Heart attack on stage ( Metal ) He was 48 years old – Bassist – Was a member of STOS.
Terry Breese – Died 5-8-2010 in Clinton Township – Heart attack – He was 61 years old – Played drums, marimbas, congas and bongos – Worked with Cross Cut and The Golden Rain Percussion Ensemble – Co-owner of Huber & Breese Music.
Lena Horne (Lena Mary Calhoun Horne) – Died 5-9-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz – Pop ) Born 6-30-1917 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, U.S. – Singer and actress – (She did, “Stormy Weather” and “Love Me Or Leave Me”) – Worked with Noble Sissle’s Orchestra, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Gabor Szabo and Charlie Barnet – She had been married to conductor, Lennie Hayton.
John DeFoor – Died 5-9-2010 in Covington – Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old – Played trumpet and trombone – Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Billy May, Claude Thornhill, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Tommy Alexander, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Aubrey Johnson and Sarah Vaughan (“Ain’t No Use”).
Steven Jones – Died 5-9-2010 in the UK – After being hit by a car – He was 41 years old – Played banjo – Worked with Slim Pickings And The Future Sound Of Kentucky.
Evelyn Dall (Evelyn Mildred Fuss) – Died 5-10-2010 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. – Illness – Born 1-8-1918 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. – Singer and actress – Worked with Bert Ambrose And His Orchestra – Appeared in the musicals, Sing As You Swing and Soft Lights and Sweet Music – At one time married to manager, Albert Holmes.
Christopher Olsen (aka Notes) (Christopher P. Olsen) – Died 5-10-2010 in Temecula, CA, U.S. – Fell in a hotel stairwell – He was 24 years old – Musician and producer.
Tom McGrath (aka Willie Eckerslike) – Died 5-11-2010 in St Helens, Merseyside, England – Suicide ( Comedy – Folk ) He was 38 years old – Drummer – Was a member of The Lancashire Hotpots (They did, “He’s Turned Emo” and “I Want A Chippy Tea”).
Mike Pacheco (Mike M. Pacheco) – Died 5-11-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 4-20-1929 – Percussionist – He was part of The Bongo Session (They did, “Rhumba By Candlelight” and “Magitos”) – Worked with Perez Prado, Sonny Burke, Oscar Moore, Joe Comfort, Carl Perkins, Shelly Manne, Carlos Vidal, Billy May, Canned Heat, Peggy Lee, Desi Arnaz and Stan Kenton.
Joelle van Noppen – Died 5-12-2010 in Tripoli, Libya – Plane crash ( Pop ) Born 1-20-1980 in Middelburg, Zeeland, the Netherlands – Singer – She was a member of Wow (They did, “Keer Op Keer (Loop Maar Naar De Maan)” and “Zomer”).
Rosa Rio – Died 5-13-2010 – Born 6-2-1902 – Organist – She provided accompaniment for silent films – Played background music for radio shows such as Bob And Ray, Front Page Farrell, Lorenzo Jones, My True Story and The Shadow and for TV’s, As The World Turns – Hosted radio’s, Rosa Rio Rhythms.
Jason Dryden – Died 5-13-2010 in Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio, U.S. – Born 1975 – Played bass, pedal synth and theremin and was an artist – Was a member of Sleepybird (They did, “Still Need” and “We Can Abide”).
Hall Sprague (Hall Tripp Sprague) – Died 5-13-2010 – Complications from a stroke ( Jazz ) Born 7-7-1930 in Michigan City, Ind., U.S. – Led The Hall Sprague Quartet (They did, “Hurry Home” and “Marguerite”) – Worked with Blurring The Edges – Wrote the screenplay for the movie, Skyriders – Father of musicians, Peter and Tripp Spragu.
Lino Marchetti – Died 5-14-2010 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, U.S. – Born in Bologna, Italy – Played tuba and bass – Worked with The Bell Tones, The Big Band Connection and The Wyoming Valley Concert Band.
Vincent Craig – Died 5-15-2010 – Cancer – He was 59 years old – Sang and played guitar and harmonica and was an actor, cartoonist and comedian – (He did, “Navajo Code Talker”) – Acted in the film, Blue Gap Boy’z.
Max Lucas (aka Max The Sax) – Died 5-15-2010 – Natural causes ( Jazz ) Born 9-13-1910 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada – Saxophonist – Worked with his son’s band, The Nathan Lucas Trio and with The Hue Kirksey Orchestra, The Louis Armstrong Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, Ruth Brown, The Platters, Cootie Williams, Hot Lip Spades, Marva Lewis, Billie Holiday, Etta Jones, Esther Phillips, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Tiny Bradshaw, Sarah Vaughn and Nat King Cole.
Ronnie James Dio (Ronald James Padavona) – Died 5-16-2010 in Houston, TX, U.S. – Stomach cancer ( Rockabilly – Rock – Metal ) Born 7-10-1942 in Portsmouth, NH, U.S. – Sang and played bass and trumpet – Was a member of The Vegas Kings who became Ronnie And The Rumblers who became Ronnie And The Red Caps (“Lover” and “Conquest”), Ronnie Dio And The Prophets, The Electric Elves who were renamed Elf (“I’m Coming Back for You” and “Ain’t It All Amusing”), Rainbow (“Stargazer” and “Love Live Rock n’ Roll”), Black Sabbath (“Neon Knights” and “The Mob Rules”), Hear ‘n Aid (“Stars”), Dio (“Rainbow in the Dark” and “Holy Diver”) and Heaven & Hell (“Bible Black” and “Breaking Into Heaven”) – Worked with Roger Glover, David Coverdale, Pat Boone, Queensryche, Tenacious D and Ian Gillan – He was married to manager, Wendy Galaxiola.
Hank Jones (aka Bad Henry) – Died 5-16-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 7-31-1918 in Vicksburg , Mississippi, U.S. – Pianist – Worked with Hot Lips Page, Billy Eckstine, Artie Shaw, Johnny Hodges, Tyree Glenn, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins – He accompanyed Marilyn Monroe when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President to President John Kennedy – Brother of trumpeter, Thad Jones and drummer, Elvin Jones.
Bobbejaan Schoepen (Modest Schoepen) – Died 5-17-2010 – Cardiac arrest ( Chanson – Country – Folk ) Born 5-16-1925 in Boom, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium – Singer, guitarist, whistler and comedian – (He did, “Ich steh an der Bar und habe kein Geld” and “De Jodelende Fluiter”) – Was half of the duo, Two Boys And Two Guitars – Worked with Roy Rogers and Tex Williams – Whistler’s Hall Of Fame Inductee – He was married to singer and model, Josephina Jongen.
Carla Zilbersmith (Carla Anne Smith) – Died 5-17-2010 in Berkeley, CA, U.S. – Lou Gehrig’s disease ( Jazz ) Born 12-15-1962 in Vancouver, Canada – Singer, actress and comedian – (She did remakes of, “Kiss” and “A Case Of You”) – Worked with John R. Burr, Jon Evans, David Rokeach and Michael Zilber – She did the one woman show, “Wedding Singer Blues”.
Professor Dr. Fritz Sennheiser – Died 5-17-2010 – Born 5-9-1912 – Founded Laboratorium Wennebostel and Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG – Developer of Sennheiser microphones (including the tele-microphone, the wireless microphone and the shotgun microphone) and ear-phones which are used by musicians and film studios – Consumer Electronics Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Jim Tate – Died 5-17-2010 ( Country – Blues ) He was 61 years old – Singer – Led The Jim Tate Band – Worked with Drivin’ Sideways.
Michael Cardoza (Michael Paul Cardoza) – Died 5-17-2010 in Hingham, MA, U.S. – Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 64 years old – Born in New Bedford, MA, U.S. – Keyboardist – Worked with his wife, Carmen (Nancy Carr) and his stepdaughter, Amanda Carr and with Trilogy – He had been an organist for The Boston Bruins.
Will Orthofer – Died 5-17-2010 – Heart attack ( Rock Jazz ) Singer and saxophonist – Was a member of Eela Craig (They did, “A Spaceman Came Travelling” and “Weihnachtszeit”).
Larry Warrilow (Lawrence David Warrilo) – Died 5-18-2010 in Miami, FL, U.S. – Heart attack – Born 6-24-1945 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S. – Played bass and keyboards – Worked with The Peter Graves Orchestra, Gangplank, Nantucket Sound, Jaco Pastorius, Barry Gibb, Ziggy Marley and Barbra Streisand.
Edgar Bateman Jr. – Died 5-18-2010 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. – Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 81 years old – Drummer – Worked with Herbie Hancock, Eric Dolphy, Ken McIntyre, Walt Dickerson, John Handy and The Bobby Zankel Quintet.
Torontali Istvan – Died 5-18-2010 in Budapest, Hungary – Illness ( Folk – Rock – Country ) Born 10-12-1948 in Afula, Israel – Singer and bassist – Was a member of 100 Folk Celsius (They did, “A Vakond Nadragja” and “Pom Pom”).
Milton Robinson – Died 5-19-2010 in Bermuda ( Jazz ) He was 77 years old – Played guitar, bass, flute, the steel pans and trombone – Worked with The Lance Hayward Quartet.
Larry Dale (Ennis Lowery) – Died 5-19-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 1-7-1923 in Wharton, TX, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Let The Door Bell Ring” and a version of “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee”) – Worked with Paul Williams And His Orchestra, Big Red McHouston And His Orchestra, Bob Gaddy and Champion Jack Dupree.
Pierre-Claver Zeng Ebome – The crooner politician – Died 5-19-2010 in Paris, France – Born 9-8-1953 in Ekouasse in northern Gabon – Singer and politician – Was a deputy in the National Assembly of Gabon, a President of the African Development Movement and a Vice-President of the National Union.
Gesang Martohartono – Died 5-20-2010 Surakarta, Central Java – Born 10-1-1917 in Surakarta, Central Java – Singer and songwriter – He wrote, “Bengawan Solo” which has been covered by Toshi Matsuda, Poon Sow Keng, Rebecca Pan, Frances Yip, Anneke Gronloh, The Crescendos and Lisa Ono.
Sonny Langley (Walter Langley) – Died 5-20-2010 in Bakersfield, California, U.S. – Stomach cancer ( Country – Gospel ) Born 11-4-1934 in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S. – Guitarist and singer – (He did, “Lord It’s Me Again” and “Each Time You Leave I Die A Little”) – Worked with Hank Snow and Marty Robbins.
Jerry Paquette – Died 5-21-2010 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada – Pancreatic cancer ( Country – Blues – Folk ) Born 6-12-1949 in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada – Sang and played guitar and harmonica and was a producer – (He did, “Walking slow”) – Worked in a duo with his wife Susan and also worked with Gary Fjellgaard, Bobbi Schram, Norman Foote and Layla Zoe – Owned Raincoast Studio.
Veturi Sundararama Murthy – Died 5-22-2010 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India – Cardiac arrest – Born 1-29-1936 in Kolluru, Andhra Pradesh, India – Poet and lyricist – He wrote songs for films including “Raalipoye puvva neeku ragaalenduke” for the film Maathrudevobhava.
Martin Mulloy – Died 5-22-2010 in Mulranny, County Mayo, Ireland – Drowned in a boating accident ( Irish Folk ) He was 58 – Played banjo – He was a member of The Mulloy Brothers (They did, “Slievenamon” and “My Old Sligo Home”) and The Mulranny-Tiernaur Pipe Band.
Beaver (Beverley Jean Morrison) – Died 5-23-2010 in Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand – Sarcoma ( Jazz ) Born 1950 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand – Singer – (She did, “Theme From Gloss”) – Worked with Blerta, The Country Flyers and Beaver And The Flyers (They did, “Skin Deep”) – Daughter of pianist, John Morrison.
Jose Lima (Jose Desiderio Rodriguez Lima) – Died 5-23-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Heart attack ( Merengue – Bachata ) Born 9-30-1972 in Santiago, Dominican Republic – Singer and professional baseball pitcher – Worked with The Toros Band (They did, “La Chiflera”) – He was a member of The Dodgers, The Royals, The Tigers, The Mets and The Astros baseball teams.
Beto – Died 5-23-2010 in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal – Stroke – Born 1967 – Singer – (He did, “Quem Espera (Desespera)”) – Was a member of Tanimaria – Worked with Rita Guerra (They did, “Brincando Com O Fogo”).
Nick Cowell – Died 5-23-2010 – Motorcycle accident – Musician – He was 40 years old – Worked with The Longridge Band.
Billy Francis (WIlliam Allen Francis Jr.) – Died 5-23-2010 in Seymour, Missouri, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1-1-1942 in Sacramento, CA, U.S. – Keyboardist and singer – Was a member of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show (They did, “Sylvia’s Mother” and “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone”).
Petr Muk – Found dead 5-24-2010 in Prague, Czech Republic – Possible overdose ( Punk – Synth Pop – Pop ) Born 2-4-1965 in Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia – Singer, guitarist and composer – (He did, “Lod ke hvezdam” and “Neusinej”) – Was a member of Dural, Ocean (They did, “Rachel” and “Vyznani”) and Shalom (They did, “Slunce” and “Az jednou”).
Paul Gray (Paul Dedrick Gray) (aka #2 and The Pig) – Died 5-24-2010 in Urbandale, Iowa, U.S. – Accidental overdose ( Metal ) Born 4-8-1972 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. – Bassist – Was a member of Slipknot (They did, “Before I Forget” and “Psychosocial”) – Worked with Body Pit, Anal Blast, Reggie And The Full Effect, Unida, Inveigh Catharsi and Vexx.
Stella Nova (aka Steve New) – Died 5-24-2010 in London, England – Cancer ( Punk – New Wave ) Born 5-16-1960 in London, England – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of The Rich Kids (They did, “Burning Sounds” and “Empty Words”) and Beastellabeast (They did, “Crazywhitemoth” and “The Final Mistake”) – Worked with The London Jazz Orchestra, Sid Vicious, Public Image Ltd, Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde, Kim Fowley and Glen Matlock.
Nick Travis (Nick Travis III) – Died 5-24-2010 in Austin, TX, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 3-10-1955 in New York, U.S. – Played harmonica and bass – Worked with The Solid Senders, Stockton And Johnson, Natalie Zoe, The Shadowcasters, Apaches Of Paris, The Vanguards, The Big Pow Wow, Tracy Conover, Van Wilks, Guy Forsyth, John Gaar And The Hopeful Souls, The Paul LeMond Band, LeeAnn Atherton, Hosea Hargrove, Miss Lavelle White and Julianne Banks – Son of trumpeter, Nick Travis and actress, Pat Turner.
Bill Hinkley – Buddha of the West Bank – Died 5-25-2010 in Minneapolis, MN, U.S. – Blood disorder ( Folk ) He was 67 years old – Born in St. Louis, MO, U.S. – Played mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo – He was half of the duo, Bill Hinkley And Judy Larson – Worked with The Sorry Muthas.
Leas Campbell – (Miami’s King of Rock n Roll) Died 5-25-2010 – Pneumonia – Born 5-4-1940 in Louisiana – Promoter – He booked acts such as Janis Joplin (who he once was arrested with), Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Dion, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and many others – Managed Mamou and Derek Trucks.
Gerry Glombecki – Died 5-25-2010 – Heart attack ( Blues – Folk ) He was 63 years old – Guitarist and singer – (He wrote, “The Ballad Of George Hayduke”) – Worked with Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Travis Edmonson, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings – One of the founders of The Tucson Folk Festival – Arizona Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Judy Lynn (Judy Lynn Kelly) – Died 5-26-2010 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S. – Congestive heart failure ( Country ) Born 4-16-1938 in Boise, Idaho, U.S. – Singer – (She did, “Married To A Memory” and “I Slipped Off My Wedding Ring”).
Freddy Mayaula Mayoni – Died 5-26-2010 in Brussels ( Jazz ) Guitarist and composer – (He wrote, “Ndaya” and “Cherie Bondowe”) – Worked with Franco Luambo’s TP OK Jazz Band.
Jackson Kaujeua – Died 5-27-2010 – Kidney disorder ( Gospel ) Born 7-3-1953 in Namibia – Singer and musician – Worked with Black Diamond (They did, “Winds Of Change”).
Peter J. Hall – Died 5-27-2010 – Cardiac complications – He was 84 years old – Born in Bristol, England – Costume designer – He designed for Luciano Pavarotti, David Bowie and Mick Jagger and was a resident costume designer for the Dallas Opera for over 70 productions.
Slim Bryant (Thomas Hoyt Bryant) – Died 5-28-2010 in Dormont, PA, U.S. ( Country ) Born 12-7-1908 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – Was a member of The Melody Men, The Georgia Wildcats and The Wildcats (They did, “Eeny Meeny, Dixie Deeny”) – Worked with Jimmie Rodgers (“Mother, The Queen Of My Heart”).
Philip Zinkewicz – Died 5-28-2010 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. – Born 7-11-1945 – Actor, singer and journalist – Appeared on Broadway in The Merchant with Zero Mostel and The Threepenny Opera with Sting.
Little Benny (Anthony Harley) (aka The Helicopter) – Died 5-29-2010 in Washington, D.C., U.S. ( Go Go ) He was 46 years old – Singer and trumpet player – Was a member of Little Benny & The Masters (They did, “Cat In The Hat” abd “Who Comes To Boogie”) and Rare Essence – Worked with Chuck Brown and The Proper Utensils – Son of singer, Frank Harley – Go-Go Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Butch White (Thomas White) (aka Tommy Ace) – Died 5-29-2010 – Blood clot in his lung ( Doo-Wop ) He was 71 years old – Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. – Singer and songwriter – (He wrote Lee Andrews And The Hearts’, “Teardrops” although he didn’t get credit) – Worked with The Lee Andrews Group and The Larks.
Colin Parnell – Died 5-?-2010 in Clapham, south London, England – Cancer – He was 75 years old – Played organ, clarinet and piano – Was a composer of church music – Worked with George Melly – Founder of the wine magazine, Decanter.
Ali Woodson (Ollie Cregget) – Died 5-30-2010 in Los Angeles County, California, U.S. – Leukemia ( Soul – R&B ) Born 9-12-1951 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. – Sang and played keyboards, bass and drums – (He did, “Right Here All Along” and “Turn Out The Stars”) – Worked with Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters, The Blue Notes, The Temptations (“Treat Her Like A Lady”), Ali-Ollie Woodson & The Emperors Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Patti Austin, James Brown and Lou Rawls.
Kevin Thomson (aka the Ox) – Died 5-30-2010 in Southern California, U.S. – Illness ( Christian Rock ) Bassist – Was a member of The Sweet Comfort Band (SCB) (They did, “Get Ready”).
Anita Humes Chappelle – Died 5-30-2010 ( R&B ) Born 10-10-1940 in Harrisburg, PA, U.S. – Singer – Was a member of The Essex (They did, “Easier Said Than Done” and “Walking Miracle”).
Bob Koch (Robert F. Koch) – Died 5-30-2010 – Cancer ( Rock – Blues ) Born 3-14-1945 – Guitarist – Was a member of The Galaxies – Worked with Coin Operated, The Teasers and Tim Hall.
Rahim Jantan – Died 5-31-2010 in Taman Rasmi Jaya, Ampang – Heart attack – Born 12-15-1947 in Balai Panjang, Batu Tiga, Melaka – Singer and violinist, pianist and drummer – (He did, “Wajah Mu Umpama Bulan” and “Kelapa Kembar”).
Ruben Juarez – Died 5-31-2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Prostate cancer ( Tango ) Born 11-5-1947 in Ballesteros, Cordoba Province, Argentina – Bandoneon player and singer – Worked with Hector Arbello, Raul Luzzi, Charly Garcia, Roberto Grela, Jose Colangelo, Pedro Aznar and Litto Nebbia.
Andrea Arzoomanian – Died 5-31-2010 in Tehran, Iran – Cancer – Born 1954 in Tehran, Iran – Pianist – (He did, “Golden Autumn” and music for the film, “The Scent Of Joseph’s Shirt”) – He wrote music for the films, “Razor And Silk” and “Fish”).
Esther Mabry (Esther Brown Mabry) (aka Mama Nip) – Died 5-31-2010 – She was 90 years old – She and her husband William owned and ran the club, Esther’s Orbit Room which hosted artists such as B.B. King, Charles Brown, Lou Rawls, T-Bone Walker, Jay Payton, Big Daddy O Gibson, Big Joe Turner, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ike And Tina Turner, Lowell Fulson, Al Green and Etta James – West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Brian Duffy – Died 5-31-2010 – Degenerative lung disease – Born 6-15-1933 in London, England – Fashion photographer – He did album covers including David Bowie’s, Aladdin Sane – His photographs include John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath, Debbie Harry and Sammy Davis Jr. – Worked for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Town, Queen, Elle, The Daily Telegraph, Glamour and Esquire magazines – Co-produced the musical film, Oh! What A Lovely War.
Taffy Davies (David Gwyn Davies) Died 6-?-2010 – After a series of heart attacks ( R&B ) He was 61 years old – Born in Paddington, west London, England – Keyboardist and singer – Was a member of Brett Marvin And The Thunderbolts. (They did, “Deep Blue Sea” and “Shot In The Back”).
Rick Sanchez (Richard A. Sanchez) – The Mexican Nightmare – Died 6-1-2010 in Pittsburgh – Illness ( Rock ) Born 8-18-1967 Born in East Liverpool – Bassist – Was a member of Kryton (They did, “Falling Apart” and “Door Hit Ya”).
Les Lockridge (Lester Lockridge) – Died 6-1-2010 in Spring Valley – Lou Gehrig’s Disease ( Country Rock ) He was 62 years old – Guitarist and singer – Worked with The Rain and Buckacre.
Jared Koston – Died 6-1-2010 in Madison, Ohio – Cancer ( Metal ) He was 40 years old – Was a member of Venomin James (They did, “Tierra Muerta” and “Cosmonaut”).
Dan Douma (aka Danny Douma) – Died 6-1-2010 – Cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-6-1946 in Patterson, NJ, U.S. – Singer, guitarist and songwriter – (He did, “Hate You” and “Carnival Boy”) – Was a member of The Big Wha-Koo (They did, “Save Your Tears”) – Worked with Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Garth Hudson and Lindsay Buckingham – His songs have been recorded by The Hollies, Christine McVie and Juice Newton.
Kimin Mudin – Died 6-2-2010 – Heart ailment – He was 46 years old – Singer – (He did, “Sayang Kinabalu” and “Tambalut”) – Brother of songwriter, Asmin Mudin.
Andy Frost (Andrew Frost) – Died 6-2-2010 ( Rock ) Born 1-8-1978 – Drummer – Worked with Powertrane, The Hydromatics and The High Rollers.
Pance Pondaag (Pance Frans Pondaag) – Died 6-3-2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia – Complications from a stroke ( Pop ) Born 2-18-1951 in Makassar – Singer and songwriter – (He did, “Renungkanlah” and “Yang Pertama Kali”) – His songs have been done by Dian Piesesha (“Tak Ingin Sendiri”), Meriam Bellina (“Untuk Sebuah Nama”) and Susi Adella (“Orang ketiga”).
Rue McClanahan (Eddi-Rue McClanahan) – Died 6-3-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. – Stroke and brain hemorrhage – Born 2-21-1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma, U.S. – Actress – She produced and wrote the musical, seminole gaming palace casino immokalee Oedipus Schmedipus, As Long As You Love Your Mother – Appeared in the musicals, Jimmy Shine and Nunsense 2 – She portrayed Blanche Devereaux on TV’s, The Golden Girls.
Andi Meriem Matalatta – The Pearl from the South – Died 6-4-2010 in the Netherlands – Illness ( Pop ) Born 8-31-1957 in Makassar, South Sulawesi Province – Singer – (She did, “Andi Meriem Mattalatta” and “Cintaku”).
Tony Peluso – Died 6-5-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. – Heart disease – He was 60 years old – Guitarist, singer, keyboardist, bassist and producer – Worked with Paul Revere And The Raiders, Gustavo Santaolalla and The Carpenters (“Goodbye To Love”) – Was a musical director for Bobby Sherman – Produced Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Michael Jackson and also produced or engineered for Seals And Crofts, Apollonia, Kenny Loggins, Boyz II Men, Player, Dave Koz, Animotion, Stephanie Mills and The Fixx.
Mike DeClouet (J. Michael DeClouet) – Died 6-5-2010 ( Zydeco ) – He was 59 years old – Born in southwest Louisiana, U.S. – Sang and played rubboard – Was a member of The Louisiana Mojo Dawg Band (They did, “Creole Man”) – He was the owner of The Zydeco Hall Of Fame.
Marvin Isley – Died 6-6-2010 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. ( Funk ) Born 8-18-1953 – Bassist – He was one of The Isley Brothers (They did, “Fight The Power” and “Between The Sheets”) and Isley-Jasper-Isley (They did, “Caravan Of Love”) – Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Calvin Leavy – Died 6-6-2010 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas – Possibly from complications of diabetes ( Blues ) Born 4-20-1940 – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Cummins Prison Farm” and “If Life Lasts Luck Is Bound To Change”).
Dana Key – Died 6-6-2010 – Ruptured blood clot ( Christian Rock ) Born 12-30-1953 – Guitarist and singer – Was a member of DeGarmo & Key (They did, “Let The Whole World Sing” and “Boycott Hell”) – Worked for Ardent Records – Great, great, great, great, great, great grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Greg Mauldin (Gregory Mauldin)- Died 6-6-2010 – Cardiac arrest while jogging – He was 59 years old – Percussionist and singer – Worked with Wee Willie And The Winks, The Platters, Kathy Lee Gifford, Mylon Lefevre, June Valley, Skip Duvall, Glen Smith, The GSU Jazz Ensemble and The MHG Project.
Stuart Cable – Died 6-7-2010 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales ( Rock ) Born 5-19-1970 in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales – Drummer and singer – Was a member of The Tragic Love Company, Stereophonics (They did, “The Bartender And The Thief” and “Local Boy In The Photograph”) and Killing For Company- Worked with Tom Jones, The NailBombs and Stone Gods.
Oliver N’goma (aka Noli) – Died 6-7-2010 in Libreville – Kidney failure – Born 1959 in Mayumba, south-west Gabon – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Bane” and “Muetse”).
Aquiles Valdez Ortiz – Died 6-7-2010 – From injuries received in an assault in May ( Folk – Mariachi – Classical – Jazz – Rock ) He was 77 years old – Born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico – Guitarist – (He wrote, “Suite Fuensanta”) – Worked with Los Vagabundos, Los Violines Magicos De Villafontana, Rodriguez Reyes and Manuel Esperon.
Phillip Petty – Died 6-7-2010 – Stomach cancer ( Rock ) He was 59 years old – Bassist – Was a member of Point Blank (They did, “Nicole” and “Bad Bees”).
Tony Cennamo – Died 6-8-2010 in Malden, MA, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old – Was a trombonist and a Jazz DJ for Boston University’s WBUR for 25 years.
Porfi Jimenez (Porfirio Antonio Jimenez Nunez) – Died 6-8-2010 in Caracas, Venezuela ( Merengue – Salsa – Cumbia ) Born 2-16-1928 in Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic – Played trumpet and was a composer, arranger and bandleader – (He did, “Culu Cucu” and “Dolores”) – Worked with Rafael Minaya, Pedro Jose Belisario, Kiko Mendive, Chico Salas, Chucho Sanoja and The Billo’s Caracas Boys – Arranged for Felipe Pirela and Blanca Rosa Gil.
Crispian St. Peters (Robin Peter Smith) – Died 6-8-2010 in Swanley, Kent, England – Illness ( Pop ) Born 4-5-1939 in Swanley, Kent, England – Singer – (He had hits with, “The Pied Piper” and “You Were On My Mind”) – Was a member of The Hard Travellers, The Country Gentlemen, The Beat Formula Three, Crispian St. Peters And Old Crow, and Peter And The Wolves.
Nelson Knode (Nelson William Knode) – Died 6-8-2010 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. – Respiratory failure ( Swing ) He was 88 years old – Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. – Trumpeter – Led The Nelson Knode Orchestra – Worked with The Evening Sun Newsboys Band and The Martinaires.
Phil Petty – Died 6-8-2010 – Cancer ( Southern Rock ) Born 1951 – Bassist – Was a member of Point Blank (They did, “Free Man” and “That’s The Law”).
Walt Woodward III – Died 6-8-2010 ( Rock ) Born 2-10-1959 – Drummer – Worked with Shark Island, Saints Or Sinners, Rachel, Americade, Sweet Savage, Dick Dale, The Painkillers and The Scream (They did, “Father, Mother, Son” and “Give It Up”).
Ingeborg Schober – Died 6-9-2010 – Born 1947 in Sonthofen, Germany – Music journalist and DJ – Wrote, “Pop Tragodien, Die spektakularsten Falle von den Beach Boys bis Nirvana” (“Pop tragedies, The most spectacular cases of the Beach Boys to Nirvana”), “Tanz der Lemminge” a history of Amon Duul I and biographies for Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison – Promoted Brian Eno, Jonathan Richman, Kraftwerk and Ultravox in Germany.
Christine Johnson Smith – Died 6-9-2010 in Owensboro, KY, U.S. – She was 98 years old – Singer – She was Nettie Fowler in the 1945 Broadway musical, Carousel.
Danny O’Dea (Daniel O’Dea) – Died 6-9-2010 in Godfrey, Il, U.S. – Chronic pulmonary disease ( Irish Folk ) Born 5-25-1933 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. – Singer – Worked with Cass Elliot and Joan Baez.
Sam Maritza (Samantha Maritza) – Died 6-9-2010 in Lichfield, Midlands, UK – Hit by a train ( Rock ) She was 21 years old – Singer – Was a member of Maritza and China Red (They did, “Dirty Little Secrets” and “Please Let Me sleep”).
Dana Possin – Died 6-9-2010 – Kidney cancer ( Rock ) Born 3-1-1951 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, U.S. – Sang and played keyboards and tuba – (He did, “Tumbleweed”).
Gene Conners (Mighty Flea) – Died 6-10-2010 – Lung cancer ( Blues – Jazz ) Born 12-28-1930 in Birmingham, Ala., U.S. – Trombonist – Was a member of The Corvettes – Worked with The Johnny Otis Rhythm & Blues Revue, Lionel Hampton, The Ronnie Scott Trio, Count Basie, Ray Charles and Bunk Johnson.
Ella Brown Avery – Died 6-11-2010 in Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S. – Illness ( Blues Rock – R&B ) She was 62 years old – Singer – (She did, “Right Or wrong (I love Him)” and “I Love You Baby”) – She was half of The Williettes who sang backup for Wet Willie (“Mama Didn’t Raise No Fools”) – Worked with Paul Hornsby and Eddie Kirkland – Sister of singer, Donna Brown.
Myrtle McPherson (aka Bette Barclay) (Myrtle Mowry) – Died 6-12-2010 in Charleston, WV, U.S. ( Swing ) She was 99 years old – Singer – Worked with her husband in Hugh McPherson’s Band.
Beater Mangethe – Died 6-12-2010 in Bulawayo – Illness – She was 32 years old – Singer – (She did, “I Come From Makokoba”) – Wife of the late soccer star, Lenny Gwata.
David Tompkins – Died 6-12-2010 – Illness ( Rock ) He was 62 years old – Singer – Was a member of The Coachmen.
Jimmy Dean (Jimmy Ray Dean) – Died 6-13-2010 in Varina, VA, U.S. – Natural causes ( Country ) Born 8-10-1928 in Olton, TX, U.S. – Singer – (He did, “Big Bad John” and “PT-109”) – Co-founded the Jimmy Dean Sausage Company – Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Mercia Phinda – Died 6-13-2010 in South Africa ( Gospel ) She was 32 years old – Born in Bulawayo – Singer – (She recorded the albums, “Babambinise” and “Into Enhle”) – She was produced by Ezra Sibanda.
Lattie Moore (Lattie Harrison Moore) – Died 6-13-2010 ( Rockabilly – Country ) Born 10-17-1924 in Scottsville, Kentucky, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “I’m Not Broke But I’m Badly Bent” and “Juke Joint Johnny”) – Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Larry Matti (Larry Lee Matti) – Died 6-13-2010 in n Tucson, Ariz., U.S. ( Rock ) Born 4-8-1938 – Played saxophone – Was a member of The Runabouts – He took what is considered to be the last known photos of Buddy Holly.
Ken Brown – Found dead 6-14-2010 in Essex ( Rock ) He was 70 years old – Guitarist and singer – Was a member of The Les Stewart Quartet, The Quarrymen (with George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon) and The Blackjacks (with Pete Best).
Busi Mhlongo (Victoria Busisiwe Mhlongo) – Queen of Maskanda – Died 6-15-2010 in Cato Manor, Durban, South Africa – Breast cancer – Born 10-28-1947 in Inanda, South Africa – Singer – Worked with Dr. Philip Tabane, Mabe Thobejane, Hugh Masekela and Robert “Doc” Mthalane.
Bill Dixon (William Robert Dixon) – Died 6-15-2010 in North Bennington, VT, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 10-5-1925 in Nantucket, MA, U.S. – Played trumpet, flugelhorn and piano – (He did, “Son Of Sisyphus” and “Silences For Jack Moore”) – Worked with Archie Shepp, Rob Mazurek, Tony Oxley, William Parker and Cecil Taylor.
Janis Grodums – Died 6-15-2010 – Liver failure ( Metal ) Born 6-10-1958 – Singer and bassist – Was a member of Livi (They did, “Noslepums” and “Nac Man Lidz”) – Worked with Jenny May (“Nak nakts”).
Jim Pugliano (aka Pugs) (James Pugliano) – Died 6-15-2010 in Harmony Township, Susquehanna County, PA, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 63 years old – Drummer and singer – Was a member of The Jaggers who changed their name to The Jaggerz (They did, “The Rapper” and “At My Window”).
Professor Wendell Logan (Wendell Morris Logan) – Died 6-15-2010 – Illness ( Jazz – Concert ) Born 11-24-1940 in Thomson, GA, U.S. – Played saxophone and trumpet and was a composer – (He wrote, “Remembrances” and “Runagate, Runagate”).
Maureen Bailey – Died 6-15-2010 in Lancaster, CA, U.S. – Heart failure – Born 1938 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. – Vocal coach, actress, producer and songwriter – (She, “Maureen Bailey – Takin’ My Time With You”) – Worked for Motown Records – She co-produced and or wrote for Hal Davis, Shannon Hoon, The Firth Dimension, Jude Cole, Thelma Houston and Jermaine Jackson – Appeared on TV’s 1960’s, Peter Pan with Mary Martin.
Garry Shider (Garry Marshall Shider) (aka Diaper Man and Starchild) – Died 6-16-2010 – Complications of lung and brain cancer ( Funk – Gospel – R&B ) Born 7-24-1953 in Plainfield, NJ, U.S. – Guitarist and singer – (He did, “MisAmerica” and “Let’s Make It Last”) – Was a member of United Soul (They did, “I Miss My Baby” and “Baby I Owe You Something Good”), Parliament (“Party People” and “Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)”) and Funkadelic (“Maggot Brain” and “One Nation Under A Groove”) – Worked with Shirley Caesar, The Five Blind Boys, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy and The Black Crowes – Was a musical director for The P-Funk All-Stars – Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Steve Charles – Died 6-16-2010 in Dorchester, Dorset, England – Throat cancer ( Rock ) He was 56 years old – Singer – Was a member of Nobby’s Cousins (They did, “Newspaper Love” and “Leopard Woman”).
Don LaVoie (Donald E. LaVoie) – Died 6-16-2010 in Clifton Park, NY, U.S. – Illness ( Jazz ) He was 75 years old – Born in Troy, NY, U.S. – Played coronet and banjo – Led Don LaVoie And His Starlighters and Don LaVoie’s 1927 Music Machine – Was a member of The Riverboat Jazz Band, The Jazz Cellar Six and Reggies’ Red Hot Feetwarmers.
Professor Jim Hurt – Died 6-16-2010 ( Irish Folk – Blue Grass – Jazz ) He was 76 years old – Played flute, acoustic bass and piccolo and was an author – Was a member of The Mellotones.
Carole McGoldrick (Carole J. Raymont) – Died 6-16-2010 in Kent, OH, U.S. – Illness ( Pop ) Born 8-1-1943 – Singer – She was a member of The Sonnets, The Secrets (They did, “The Boy Next Door” and “Hey, Big Boy”) and The Memories.
DJ Genius (Rudi Edrisse Jean-Baptiste Joseph) – Died 6-17-2010 – He was 26 years old – Motorcycle accident ( Hip-Hop ) DJ and musician – Produced Grand Puba.
Aaron Dodd – Died 6-17-2010 – Complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( Jazz ) Played tuba, piano, flute, saxophone and drums – Was a member of 8 Bold Souls (They did, “Through The Drapes” and “The Hunt”) – Worked with Leroy Hutson, The Pharaohs and Donny Hathaway.
Kalmen Opperman – Died 6-18-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. – Complications of congestive heart failure – Born 12-8-1919 in Manhatten, NY, U.S. – Clarinetist – Performed in Broadway musicals including La Cage Aux Folles and was a principal clarinetist for The Ballet Theater.
David O’Docherty – Died 6-19-2010 in Martha’s Vineyard, MA, U.S. – While swimming ( Irish Folk ) Born 1935 in Dublin, Ireland – Sang and played piano, flute and tin whistle and was an artist – Worked with Mick Moloney and Sean Cannon.
Lee Parker – Died 6-19-2010 – He was 68 years old – Singer and guitarist – Complications of emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Led Lee Parker & The Sharps – Worked with Reason Four, Little Bill & The Bluenotes and El Funko.
Bob Meide – Died 6-20-2020 – Korsakoff’s syndrome ( Rock ) He was 59 years old – Drummer – Was a member of The Flamin’ Oh’s (They did, “I Remember Romance” and “I Won’t, She Don’t”).
Jimmy Pomeroy (James Richard Pomeroy) – Died 6-20-2010 in Oregon, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 3-26-1973 in East Liverpool, Ohio, U.S. – Sang and played harmonica – Led The Rowdy James Band (They did, “Curtain Call” and “Mama Told Me”) and The Rev. Dirty Mac (They did, “Don’t Need It” and “Don’t Keep Me Wating Too Long”).
Chris Sievey (aka Frank Sidebottom) – Died 6-21-2010 in Hale, Greater Manchester ( New Wave ) He was 54 years old – Comedian and singer – Was a member of The Freshies (They did, “Dancing Doctors” and “I’m In Love With The Girl On A Certain Manchester Megastore Checkout Desk”).
Larry Jon Wilson – Died 6-21-2010 in Roanoke, VA, U.S. – After a stroke ( Country ) Born 10-7-1940 in Swainsboro, Emmanuel County, GA, U.S. – Singer and guitarist – (He did, “Through The Eyes Of Little Children ” and “I Betcha Heaven’s On A Dirt Road”).
Tam White – Died 6-21-2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK ( Blues ) Born 7-12-1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – Singer and guitarist – Worked with The Boston Dexters, The Buzz, Charlie Musselwhite, B.B. King, Al Green, Van Morrison, James Taylor and Paul Jones.
Raymond Silva (Raymond T. Silva) – Died 6-21-2010 – Cancer – He was 64 years old – Saxophonist – Worked with The Casuals, Little Jr. Jesse And The Teardrops, The Royal Jesters, Sonny Ace And The Twisters, Dino And The Deltones and Pimienta.
Robert Steven Perez (aka El Pery) – Died 6-21-2010 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Shot – Born 1989 – Singer – (He did, “Ella me Enamora” and “Desperate”) – Was a member of Freestyle.
Allyn Fergurson – Died 6-23-2010 in Westlake Village – Natural causes ( Jazz – Symphonic ) Born 10-18-1924 in San Jose, CA, U.S. – Played trumpet, piano and flugelhorn – Worked with Paul Horn and Jack Elliott – He co-wrote theme songs for TV’s, Charlie’s Angels and Barney Miller and scores for Starsky And Hutch and S.W.A.T. – Co-founded The Foundation For New American Music.
Deborah Jo White (Jo Jo Billingsley) – Died 6-24-2010 in Cullman – Cancer ( Rock ) She was 58 years old – Born in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Singer and evangelist – (She did, “I Got A Right” and “Consider Him”) – She was one of The Honkettes who sang backup for Lynyrd Skynyrd (“That Smell” and “I Never Dreamed”) – Days before the plane crash that took the lives of members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, she had dreamed about it and had even warned them.
Pete Quaife (Peter Alexander Greenlaw Quaife) – Died 6-24-2010 in Herlev, Denmark ( Rock ) Born 12-31-1943 in Tavistock, Devon, England – Bassist – Was a member of The Golden Ravens who became The Kinks (They did, “You Really Got Me” and “Waterloo Sunset”) and Mapleoak (“Son Of A Gun”) – Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and UK Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Fred Anderson – Died 6-24-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 3-22-1929 in Monroe, LA, U.S. – Played saxophone – (He wrote, “Little Fox Run”) – Worked with Hamid Drake, Billy Brimfield, Ken Vandermark, Robert Barry, Joseph Jarman and William Parker – He owned the jazz club, The Velvet Lounge – Father of drummer, Eugene Anderson.
Tommy Hoehn (Thomas Forbes Hoehn) – Died 6-24-2010 – Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1953 in Memphis, TN, U.S. – Singer, guitarist and keyboardist – (He did, “Blow Yourself Up” and “She Might Look My Way”) – Worked with The Scruffs (“I’ve Got A Way” and “Hey Polarity”), Chris Bell and Alex Chilton.
Francis Dreyfus – Died 6-24-2010 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France – Born 1940 in Le Raincy, France – Producer – Founded the record labels Disques Dreyfus and Dreyfus Jazz which released recordings by Marcus Miller, Alan Stivell, Steve Grossman and Richard Galliano – He was married to actress, Pascale Audret – Father of actress, Julie Dreyfus.
Zion Roberts (aka ZionPlanet10 and ZP-10 ) – Died 6-25-2010 – Accidental shot himself ( Funk ) He was 17 years old – Born in a Cadillac in Flint, Michigan, U.S. – Singer and keyboardist – Worked with Brian Culbertson (“Funkin Like My Father”), Bootsy Collins, Bobbi Humphrey, The Whispers and Stevie Wonder – He was in The Godfather Of Soul Tribute Tour.
Shoista Mullojonova (Shushana Rubinovna Mullodzhanova) – Died 6-26-20 – Heart attack ( Shashmaqam ) Born 9-3-1925 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Sang and played the doira – Aunt of singers, Yudik Mullodzhanov and Rosa Mullodzhanova.
Benny Powell – Died 6-26-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 3-1-1930 – Played trombone – Worked with Lionel Hampton, Abdullah Ibrahim, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, John Carter, Randy Weston and Count Basie.
Ahmed Khan Madhosh – Died 6-26-2010 – Bone marrow cancer – Born 4-5-1931 in Sultan Chandio in Khairpur Nathan, Dadu District – Author and poet – His poems where put to music by singer, Mumtaz Lashari.
Katerious Moody – Died 6-26-2010 in East Point, GA, U.S. – Shot ( Hip Hop ) He was 18 years old – Was a member of The Polo Boys.
Burl Franklin Ellison – Died 6-26-2010 San Antonio, TX, U.S. – Cancer – He was 58 years old – Guitarist – Was a member of The Mean Machine – Worked with Etta James, Ike And Tina Turner, The Temptations, The Stylistics, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, Al Green, Wilbert “Quinia” Gonzales, South Park Mexican and Bobby “Blue” Bland – Nephew of singers, Sam Cooke and Bobby Womack.
Sally Meehan – Died 6-26-2010 – Heart failure three days after surgery – She was 39 years old – Singer – Worked with Intuition – Wife of songwriter, Paul Meehan.
Sergio Vega (Jose Sergio Vega Cuamea) (aka El Shaka) – Died 6-27-2010 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico – Shot ( Banda ) Born 9-12-1969 in Hornos, Sonora, Mexico – Singer – Was a member of Los Hermanos Vega (They did, “Corazon de Oropel” and “El Rayo de Sinaloa”), Los Rayos del Norte (They did, “Olor a Hierba” and “Eres mi Estrella”) and Sergio Vega y Sus Shaka’s Del Norte.
Edo Mulahalilovic – Died 6-27-2010 in Belgrade, Serbia – Born 3-23-1964 in Sarajevo, Bosnia – Singer, guitarist and producer – (He co-wrote, “Ostani kraj mene (Stay With Me)”) – Was a member of Baobab and Hari Mata Hari.
Harold Cowart – Died 6-27-2010 in Baton Rouge, LA, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 6-12-1944 – Bassist – Was a member of Lenny Capello And The Dots and John Fred And Limoplay casino no deposit bonus codes 2019 His Playboy Band (They did, “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” and “When The Lights Go Out”) – Worked with The Bee Gees, Frankie Vall (“Grease”), Andy Gibb, Brook Benton (“Rainy Night In Georgia”), Kenny Rogers, Jay Ferguson (“Thunder Island”), Dolly Parton, Joe Landry And The Southland Band, Barbra Streisand (“Guilty”), Paul Shaffer, Ron Wood, Fats Domino, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis – Produced Al Hirt, Young Bleed, Joe Stampley and G.G. Shinn.
Sam Ngakane – Died 6-27-2010 in Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg – Complications from a heart attack – He was 86 years old – Singer and actor – Was a member of Miriam Makeba And The Skylarks (They did, “Hush” and “Inkomo Zodwa”) – Acted on TV’s, Mopheme and Lesiba.
Rammellzee – Died 6-27-2010 in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, U.S. – Illness ( Rap ) Born 1960 in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, U.S. – (He did, “Beat Bop”) – Was a member of The Gettovetts – Work with K-Rob, Death Comet Crew and Buckethead.
Bill Innes – Died 6-27-2010 in Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland – Illness – He was 86 years old – Saxophonist – Led Big Innes Big Band – Worked with The Alex Sutherland Big Band.
Bill Aucoin (William Aucoin) (aka Gui) – Died 6-28-2010 in Aventura, FL, U.S. – Surgical complications – Born 12-29-1943 – Managed Kiss, Billy Idol, Flipp, Crossbreed, Tantric, Piper, Billy Squier, Starz, The Early Strike, Nothing Rhymes With Orange, Rising Star, Manowar, Spider, Lordi and Dreaming In Stereo – Founded Aucoin Globe Entertainment.
Jesse Archer – Died 6-28-2010 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Shot ( Blues – Metal ) He was 26 years old – Guitarist and singer – Was a member of Scrap Metal, Mamaz Boyz Blues and Legion Generals (They did, “Curse The Day” and “One Life”).
Sophie Barton – Died 6-28-2010 – Collapsed while hiking ( Folk Rock ) She was 17 years old – Singer and guitarist – (She did, “Boy Smile” and “You’re gone”) – Worked with her sister, Tessa Barton (They did, “Green Lights” and “Love On The Line”).
Barbara Yomtob, the web mistress of, “Obits
Celebrity And Otherwise” for many years – Died 6-28-2010 – She was 63 years old – I visited her site often and visitors to her site have helped with The Club many times – The site has been reincarnated into Barbara’s Obits & Memorials.
Earl Clark (Willie Earl Clark) – Died 6-28-2010 – Heart attack ( Jazz – Blues – Rock ) He was 58 years old – Saxophonist and singer – Led 6 Plus and Earl Clark And Spectrum – Worked with The Imperial Sounds – Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Steve Bove – Died 6-28-2010 – Lou Gehrig’s disease ( Rock ) He was 60 years old – Born in Newark, NJ, U.S. – Singer – Worked with Marshmellow Steamshovel, Brand X and The Snooks.
Joya Sherrill Guilmenot – Died 6-28-2010 in Great Neck, NY, U.S. – Leukemia ( Jazz ) Born 8-20-1927 in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S. – (She did, “I’m Beginning To See The Light” and “Kissing Bug”) – Worked with Duke Ellington, Rex Stewart and Ray Nance.
Craig Tinney (James Craig Tinney) – Died 6-28-2010 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S. – Injures from an earlier motorcycle accident – Born 10-9-1950 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. – Guitarist – Was a member of The Privy Tippers (They did, “Shady Grove” and “Old Blair Mill”).
Queen Jane (Jane Nyambura) – Died 6-29-2010 in Nairobi – Illness ( Benga ) She was 45 years old – Born in Kandara – Singer – (She did, “Mwendwa KK” and “Muthuri Teenager”) – Led Queenja Les Les – Worked with The Mbiri Young Stars.
Park Yong-ha – Died 6-30-2010 in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul, South Korea – Apparent suicide by hanging ( Pop ) Born 8-12-1977 – Singer and actor – (He did, “Say Goodbye” and “Just For Yesterday”).
Lolita (Edith Zusar) (Ditta Einzinger) – Died 6-30-2010 in Grossgmain, Austria – Cancer ( Pop – Alpine Folk ) Born 1-17-1931 in St.Poelten, Austria – Singer – (She did, “Seemann, deine Heimat ist das Meer (Sailor, Your Home Is The Sea)”) – She hosted folk music TV programs.
Ray Ward (Terry Thompson) – Died 6-30-2010 ( Jazz ) He was 73 years old – Pianist – Worked with Jeff Green – Ran The Clacton Jazz Club and The Belvedere Jazz Club.