1990 - 1991
Welcome to the club rock stars are dying to get into. Rock and Roll may never die but rock stars do! This site is a list of dead rock stars, dead people associated with rock and dead people whose music helped influence and create rock (which I feel includes Jazz and Country artists), sorted by the date of their demise. This is a tribute to them.
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Antonio Favilla - Died 199? ( Rock ) Keyboardist - Worked with Capitolo 6 and Campo Di Marte.
Rick Morley (Richard E. Moehrle) - Died 1990 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Crystal Mansion (They did, "A Song Is Born" and "Somebody Oughta Turn Your Head Around").
Clara Anderson (Clara Mae Anderson) - Died 1990 ( Gospel ) Born 2-20-1920 in Tennessee, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Busyline Soft Singers, The Busyline Junior Girls and The Harps Of Melody (They did, "Lord, Bless The Weary Soldier In Vietnam" and "Sing And Make Melody Unto The Lord").
Smilin' Joe (Joseph L. Roper) - Died in 1990 ( Gospel ) Born 7-10-1919 near Hayden, AL, U.S. - Pianist and singer - (He wrote, "I Like The Old Time Way" and "Riding On The Glory Train") - Worked with The Hayden Quartet, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, The Stamps-Baxter Melody Boys, The Prophets and The Happy Hitters Quartet - Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Soren Jonsson - Died 1990 ( Pop ) Born 1929 - Guitarist and bassist - Was a member of Oijwinds.
Tom Gschwind - Died 1990 - Liver cancer ( Jazz ) Played violin and sang - Worked with Automatic Pilot and The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.
Pete Cosker - Died 1990 - Drug overdose ( Rock ) Singer, guitarist and bassist - Was a member of Wally (They did, "Sunday Walking Lady" and "What To Do").
Antonio Martinez - Died 1990 - Motorcycle accident ( Rock ) Born 10-3-1945 in Madrid, Spain - Guitarist - Was a member of Los Bravos (They did, "Black is Black" and "I Don't Care").
Shelly Plotkin (Sheldon Plotkin) - Died 1990 - Heart attack ( Blues ) Drummer - Was a member of The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band.
Rev. Walter Szczypula (aka Father Wally) - Died 1990 ( Polka ) Born 9-22-1916 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Played concertina - Was a member of The 47th Street Concertina Club Band - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Jaap Den Drijver - Died 1990 ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of Fire and Undercover.
Linnie Patterson - Died 1990 - Asbestosis ( Progressive Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Writings On The Wall (They did,"Child On A Crossing") and Beggars Opera.
Dudu Pukwana - Died 1990 ( Jazz ) He was 50 years old - Alto saxophonist - Was a member of The Blue Notes.
Onipa Nua - Died 1990 - Singer - Worked with producer, Faisal Helwani.
Ina Harris (Ina Webdon) - Died 1990 - She was half of the duo, Al And Ina Harris with her husband, Smiling Al Harris.
Ronnie Razor - Died 1990 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Drowned in a motel swimming pool ( Metal ) Born 1953 - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - (He did, "Severed Head" and "The Kiss Of Death") - Was a member of The Razor Boys (They did, "Long Distance" and "Warehouse Girl"), The Razors, The Agents and Murderer's Holiday (They did, "Psychosexual" and "Black Lingerie").
Meri Bell Sharbutt (Mary C. Balsley) - Died 1990 ( Jazz ) Singer - Worked with The Gus Arnheim Big Band - Wife of musician, announcer and composer, Del Sharbutt.
Ron Baker (aka Ronnie Baker ) Died 1990 - Brain cancer ( Soul ) Bassist and songwriter - He worked with Loleatta Holloway, MFSB, First Choice, The Delfonics, The Intruders, The Trammps, Harold Melvin, Archie Bell, Jerry Butler, The Ebonies, B.B. King, The The O'Jays, The Temptations, Barbera Mason and many others.
Barney Wagner - Died 1990 - Drug-related AIDS ( Punk Rock ) Played bass - Was a member of Sea Monster.
Ron Everett (Ronald Everett) - Died 1990 ( Doo-Wop - R&B ) Was a member of The Castelles (They did,"My Girl Awaits Me" and "This Silver Ring").
Oleg Komarov - Died 1990 - Killed ( Metal ) Was a member of Legion.
Joel Rundell - Died 1990 - Suicide ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of Better Than Ezra.
Cecil Wiley - Died 1990 ( R&B ) Was a member of a later version of The Channels.
MC Rock - Died 1990 - Stabbed to death in a parking lot ( Rap ) Member of The Almighty RSO (Rock Solid Organization) (They did,"We're Notorious").
Del Wood (Polly Adelaide Hendricks) (Adelaide Hazelwood) - Died 1990 ( Country - Gospel ) Born 2-22-1922 in Nashville, TN, U.S. (She did,""Down Yonder") Was the leader of Del Wood And The First Nashville Jesus Band.
Ray Agee - Died 1990 ( Blues - R&B - Gospel ) Born 4-10-1930 in Dixons Mills, AL, U.S. (He did a remake of,"Tin Pan Alley")
James Chimombe - Died 1990 ( World ) Born 1951 in Zimbabwe - Was the leader of James Chimombe And The Ocean City Band.
Johnny "Mississippi" Woods - Died 1990 ( Blues ) Born 11-1-1917 in Looxahoma, Mississippi, U.S. - Harmonica player.
Jonathan Donaghy - Died 1990 - Motorcycle crash ( Rock ) Was a member of Together .
Fred Webb - Died 1990 ( Folk - Rock ) Was a member of It's A Beautiful Day .
M.C. Trouble (LaToshia Rogers) - Died 1990 - Heart failure caused by an eplilectic seizure (Rap - Hip Hop).
Jimmi Quidd - Died 1990 - Aneurysm ( Rock - Punk ) Was the singer for The Dots (They did,"I Won't Cry Cause You Want Me To" and "Hard Times") and produced The Bad Brains.
Georgie Auld (John Altwerger) - Died 1-8-1990 in Palm Springs, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-19-1919 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Worked with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Erroll Garner, Freddie Webster and Sarah Vaughan.
Little Walter Mitchell - Died 1-10-1990 in Toledo, OH, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 3-19-1919 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Played harmonica and sang - (He did, "Pet Milk Blues" and "Stop Messin' Around") - Worked with his cousin Calvin Frazier and with Robert Richard, Buster Benton, Big Joe Williams, Big Maceo, Eddie Burns, Boogie Woogie Red, Baby Boy Warren and L.C. Green.
B.B. Gabor (Gabor Hegedus) - Died 1-17-1990 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada - Suicide ( Rock ) Born 1948 - Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer (He did,"Soviet Jewellery" and "Metropolitan Life") He led The Instabands - Worked with Todd Rundgren.
Mel Appleby(Melanie Susan Appleby) - Died 1-18-1990 in London, England - Pneumonia after succumbing to spinal cancer - Born 7-11-1966 in London, England - Was half of the duo, Mel And Kim (They did, "Respectable" and "Showing Out").
Hayedeh (aka Haideh and Haydeh) (Masoumeh Dadehbala) - Died 1-20-1990 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Pop - Classical ) Born in Tehran, Iran - Singer - (She did, "Rouza-ye Roshan Khodahafez" (Goodbye Daylight) and "Faryad" (Cry)) - Sister of singer, Mahasti.
Allen Collins (Larkin Allen Collins Jr.) - Died 1-23-1990 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. - Complications from pneumonia ( Southern Rock ) Born 7-19-1952 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. - Was a guitarist for The Noble Five, My Backyard, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Rossington-Collins Band - He survived the 1977 plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Peter Sweval (Piet Sweval) - Died 1-23-1990 ( Pop Metal ) Born 4-13-1948 in Toms River, NJ, U.S. - Was a bassist for The Looking Glass (They did,"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) and Don't It Make You Feel Good) and Starz (They did,"Cherry Baby" and "Rock Six Times").
Norval Taborn - Died 1-23-1990 ( R&B ) Born 1-16-1916 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Was a baritone singer for The Four Vagabonds (They did,"It Can't Be Wrong").
Sandra Puma Jones - Died 1-28-1990 - Cancer ( Reggae ) Born 10-5-1953 in South Carolina, U.S. - Was a singer for Black Uhuru (They recorded,"Youth Of Eglington").
Ted Bogan - Died 1-29-1990 ( Country - Blues ) Born 5-10-1910 in Spartanburg, SC, U.S. - Worked with Carl Martin, Steve Goodman, Howard Armstrong, Bruce Kaplan, Martin Bogan and Fred Breitberg.
Mel Lewis (Melvin Sokoloff) - Died 2-2-1990 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-10-1929 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Boyd Raeburn, Alvino Rey, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Stan Kenton, Terry Gibbs, Gerald Wilson, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie and Thad Jones.
Felice Chiusano - Died 2-3-1990 in Milan, Italy ( Jazz ) Born 3-28-1922 in Fondi, Italy - Singer and guitarist - He was a member of The Quartetto Cetra and worked for radio orchestras.
Toma Bebic - Died 2-4-1990 - Lung cancer - Born 1935 - Musician - (He did, "Tu Tu Auto Vrag Ti Piz Odni" (Honk Honk Car, May The Devil Take You Away) and "Covik Koji Se Smije" (Laughing Man)).
Harri Pystynen - Died 2-5-1990 in Kuusjoki, Finland ( Rock - Classical ) Born 4-25-1954 in Heinola, Finland - Played saxophone and flute and was a comic book artist - Worked with Haikara and The Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
Jimmy Van Heusen (Edward Chester Babcock) - Died 2-7-1990 in Rancho Mirage, CA, U.S. - Born 1-26-1913 Syracuse, New York, U.S. - Composer and pianist - (Co-wrote, "Swinging On A Star", "High Hopes" and "All The Way") - Collborated with Harold Arlen, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie DeLange, Sammy Cahn and Johnny Burke - His songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Lou Rawls, Richard Hell And The Voidoids, Harry Connick, Jr., Jack Jones, Doris Day and Dinah Shore - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Del Shannon (Charles Weedon Westover) - Died 2-8-1990 in Santa Clarita, CA, U.S. - Shot himself ( Rock & Roll ) Born 12-30-1934 in Grand Rapids, MI, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (Recorded, "Runaway" and "Hat's Off To Larry") - Worked with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Nenad Radulovic (aka Nesa) - Died 2-12-1990 -Tumor ( Country - Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Poslednja Igra Leptira (They did, "Vrati se" and "Slicuge").
Victor Lundberg - Died 2-14-1990 ( Disc Jockey ) Born 9-2-1923 in Grand Rapids, MI, U.S. (Had a hit with the spoken word, "An Open Letter To My Teenage Son").
George Suranovich - Died 2-15-1990 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Heart attack following bypass surgery ( Rock ) Born 6-15-1944 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Love, Eric Burdon, Blues Image, Glen Campbell, Michael Smotherland, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, and Diane Schurr.
Hal Worthington (Harold Worthington) - Died 2-20-1990 - Innocent victim of a gangland shooting ( R&B ) Born 1947 - Was the vocalist for The Unifics.
Johnnie Ray (John Alvin Ray) - Prince Of Wails- Died 2-24-1990 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Liver failure ( R&B ) Born 1-10-1927 in Dallas, Oregon, U.S. 1933 (He did,"Cry" and "Just Walkin' In The Rain").
Tony Conigliaro (Anthony Richard Conigliaro) - Died 2-24-1990 in Salem, MA, U.S. ( Singer ) Born 1-7-1945 in Revere, MA, U.S. - (He recorded, "Playing The Field" and "When You Take More Than You Give") - He was an outfielder for The Boston Redsox - Boston Red Sox Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Cornell Gunter (Cornelius Gunter) - Died 2-26-1990 in Las Vegas, NV - Murdered, shot ( Rock & Roll ) Born 11-14-1936 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Was a member ofThe Coasters (They recorded, "Poison Ivy" and "Charlie Brown") - Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Dave Pritchard - Died 2-27-1990 - Leukemia ( Metal ) Born in L.A., CA, U.S - Guitarist - Was a member of Armored Saint (They did, "Stricken By Fate" and "You're Never Alone").
Russell Jacquet (Robert Russell Jacquet)- Died 2-28-1990 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 12-4-1917 in Saint Martinville, LA, U.S. - Trumpet player and singer - Worked with The California Playboy Band, Floyd Ray and Ernestine Anderson - Brother of saxophonist Illinois Jacquet.
G.P. Jackson (George P. Jackson) - Died 2-28-1990 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 5-16-1920 in Alligator, MS, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "12th Street Boogie") - Worked with his wife Dorothy and with Louis Jordan.
Sean Oliver - Died 3-?-1990 - Sickle cell anemia ( Jazz Fusion - Funk - Art - Soul ) (Co-wrote Terence Trent D'Arby's, "Wishing Well") -Was a member of Rip, Rig And Panic and Float Up CP.
Shakey Jake (James D. Harris) - Died 3-2-1990 ( Blues ) Born 4-12-1921 in Earle, Arkansa, U.S. - Harmonica player.
Bob Regan (Fredrickson) - Died 3-5-1990 - Cancer ( Rockabilly - Country ) He was half of a duo with his wife Lucille Savoie known as Bob And Lucille (They did, "Eeny Meeny Minny" and "Big Kiss") Worked with Karre J. Rose.
Larry "Big Twist" Nolan - Died 3-14-1990 - Heart failure ( R&B - Electric Chicago Blues ) Born 1938 - Was the leader of Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows (They did, "Flip Flop" and "I Brought the Blues on Myself").
Rick Grech - Died 3-17-1990 - Kidney and liver failure ( Rock ) Born 11-1-1946 - Was a member of Family, Traffic and Blind Faith .
Andy Wood (Andrew Patrick Wood) (aka Landrew the Love Child) - Died 3-19-1990 in Seattle, WA, U.S. - Heroin overdose ( Grunge ) Born 1-8-1966 in Columbus, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - Was a member of Malfunkshun (They did, "Stars 'n' You" and "With Yo Heart (Not Yo Hands)") and Mother Love Bone (They did, "Stargazer" and "Lady Godiva Blues").
Bill Neely - Died 3-22-1990 in Austin, TX, U.S. - Leukemia ( Country Blues ) Born 9-19-1916 in Collin County, TX, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Janis Joplin, Pete Seeger, Mance Lipscomb and Larry Kirbo.
Al Sears (Albert Omega Sears) - Died 3-23-1990 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 2-21-1910 in Macomb, IL, U.S. - Saxophonist - Worked with Duke Ellington ("I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues"), Johnny Hodges, Elmer Snowden, Lionel Hampton and Andy Kirk.
Vaclav Kozuk - Died 3-24-1990 in Svor-Rousinov, Czechoslovakia - Heart attack ( Pop - Rock ) Born 3-17-1948 in Novy Bor, Czechoslovakia - Drummer - Played with Jupiter (They did, "Monika" and "San Francisco"), Clavus (They did, "Balla Balla" and "I'd Love You To Want Me"), Exploze 70 (They did, "Autobus") and Connie & The Spirits.
Alfredo Pena - Died 3-25-1990 - Suicide ( Metal ) Bassist - Was a member of Pentagram.
Sarah Vaughan (Sarah Lois Vaughan) (aka Sassy and The Divine One) - Died 4-3-1990 Hidden Hills, CA, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) Born 3-27-1924 in Newark, NJ, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (She did, "Broken Hearted Melody" and "I've Got a Crush on You") - Worked with Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine - She had been married to trumpeter, George Treadwell.
Louis Nelson - Died 4-5-1990 ( Jazz ) Born 9-17-1902 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with Kid Rena, The Original Tuxedo Orchestra and Sidney Desvigne.
Royston Wood - Died 4-8-1990 - While in coma after being hit by a car ( Folk ) Born 1935 - Singer for Young Tradition (They did, "A Virgin Most Pure" and "The Holly Bears The Crown").
Darrell Glenn - Died 4-9-1990 ( Producer ) Born 12-17-1935 in Waco, TX, U.S. - Produced The Abstracts (They did,"Matter Of Life And Death"), David Anderson (He did, "Children Of The Mist") and recorded with Gene Vincent (They did, "Who's Pushing Your Swing?").
Thurston Harris (Thurston Theodore Harris)- Died 4-14-1990 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 7-11-1930 (Sang, "Little Bitty Pretty One").
Ernie Leaner (Ernest Leaner)- Died 4-17-1990 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S. - Born 8-15-1921 in Mississippi, U.S. - Co-founded Toddlin' Town which recorded Bull And The Matadors and Thomas East - Brother of record label owner, George Leaner.
Little Joe Blue (Joseph Valery Jr.) - Died 4-22-1990 Reno, NV, U.S. - Cancer ( Blues ) Born 9-23-1934 in Vicksburg, MS, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Dirty Work Is Going On") - Led The Midnighters.
Johnny Sparrow - Died 4-24-1990 ( Blues - Jazz ) Born in Philadelphia PA., U.S. - Was the leader of Johnny Sparrow And His Bows And Arrows (They did, "Sparrow's Flight") Worked with Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Jay McShann, Eugene Burrell, Thomas Moultrie, and Thomas Holloway.
Rufus "Speedy" Jones - Died 4-25-1990 ( Jazz - Swing ) Born 5-27-1936 in Charleston, SC, U.S. - Trumpet player and drummer - Worked with Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Henry "Red" Allen and The Maynard Ferguson's Orchestra.
Dexter Gordon (aka Long Tall Dexter) - Died 4-25-1990 in Philadelphia, PA. U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 2-27-1923 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Saxophonist - (He did, "Cheesecake") - Worked with Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie and Fats Navarro.
Wesley Rose - Died 4-26-1990 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Born 2-11-1918 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Music executive and record producer - Was a president for Acuff-Rose Music - Son of songwriter, Fred Rose - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Floyd Butler - Died 4-29-1990 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 6-5-1941 in San Diego, CA, U.S. - Worked with The Friends of Distinction, Barbara Love, Charlene Gibson and Harry Elston.
Sammy Lawhorn (Samuel David Lawhorn) - Died 4-29-1990 - Natural causes( Blues ) Born 7-12-1935 in Little Rock, AR, U.S. - Worked with Willie C. Cobbs, The Five Royals, Eddie Boyd, Roy Brown, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Spann, Junior Wells and Sonny Boy Williamson II.
Elroy Dietzel (Elroy C. Dietzel) - Died 5-?-1990 ( Rockabilly ) Born 8-27-1936 in Sequin, Texas, U.S. - Was the leader of Elroy Dietzel & The Rhythm Bandits (They did, "Teenage Ball" and "Rock-N-Bones").
Sevas Hanum (Sevasti Papadopoulou) - Died 5-?-1990 - Singer - Worked with Stelios Kazantzidis.
Sergio Franchi - Died 5-1-1990 ( Pop Ballads ) Born in Italy (He did remakes of, "Ciao, Ciao Bambina" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?").
Emily Remler - Died 5-4-1990 ( Jazz ) Born 9-18-1957 in New York, NY, U.S. (She did, "Catwalk" and "Firefly").
Charles Allen - Died 5-7-1990 ( Rock ) Born 1942 - Was a singer for The Pacific Gas & Electric, The Nashville String Machine and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
Sonny Rodgers (aka Cat Daddy) (Oliver Lee Rodgers) - Died 5-7-1990 - Congestive heart failure ( Blues ) Born 12-4-1939 near Hughes, Arkansas, U.S. - He fronted The Cat Scratchers (They did, "Cadillac Baby" and "Big Leg Woman") Worked with Forrest City Joe, Joe Hill Louis, Joe Willie Wilkins, Eddie Boyd, Muddy Waters, Sammy Lawhorn, Mojo Buford, Laverne "Lady Blue" Johnson, and Willie Cobbs.
Hanne Wieder - Died 5-13-1990 ( Cabaret ) Born 5-8-1929 in Hannoversch Münden, Germany - Singer and actress (She did, "Circe" and "Wieder Schmarrn")
Jim Henson (James Maury Henson) - Died 5-16-1990 - Pneumonia ( Children's Pop ) Born 9-24-1936 in Greenville, Miss, U.S. - Responisble for many muppet songs - (Sang, "Rubber Ducky" as Ernie and "It's Not Easy Being Green" as Kermit).
Sammy Davis Jr. - Died 5-16-1990 - Throat cancer ( Show Tunes - Pop ) Born 12-8-1925 in Harlem, New York, NY, U.S. (He did, "That Old Black Magic" and "The Candy Man") - Was a member of Holiday in Dixieland, The Will Mastin's Gang Featuring Little Sammy and The Will Mastin Trio.
Eduardo Mateo (Angel Eduardo Mateo Lopez ) - Died 5-1-1990 ( Pop - Rock ) Born 9-19-1940 in Montevideo - Singer, songwriter, guitarist - (He did, "Blues Para El Bien Mio" and "Margaritas Rojas") - Was a member of El Kinto (They did, "Damelo" and "Pippo").
Eje Thelin (Eje Eilert Thelin) - Died 5-18-1990 ( Jazz ) Born 6-9-1938 in Jonkoping, Sweden - Trombonist - Worked with Ulf Adaker, Rune Falk, Anders Kjellberg, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jan Allan and Ulf Adaker.
Sing Miller (James Edward Miller) - Died 5-18-1990 ( Jazz ) Born 6-17-1914 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Was a singer and pianist- Was a member of The Harmonizing Browns Quartet - Worked with Kid Sheik Colar, Thomas Valentine, The Humphrey Brothers, Jim Robinson and Polo Barnes.
Morris Levy (Moishe Levy)- Died 5-21-1990 - Liver cancer ( Record Label Executive ) Born 8-27-1927 in The Bronx, New York, NY, U.S. - Tried to copyright the term "Rock N' Roll" - Founder of Roulette Records .
Gary Usher (Gary Lee Usher) - Died 5-25-1990 - Cancer - Born 12-14-1938 - Producer - (Co-wrote The Beach Boys', "In My Room" and "409") - Produced The Byrds, The Surfaries, Chad & Jeremy, Sagittarius and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - Worked with Roger Christian, The Four Speeds and The Usherettes.
Chris McGregor - Died 5-26-1990 - Lung cancer ( Jazz - Avant-Garde ) Born 12-24-1936 in Umtata, South Africa - Pianist - Was the leader of Chris McGregor & The Brotherhood Of Breath, The Chris McGregor Group and The Blue Notes - Worked with Mongezi Fesa, Dudu Pukwana, Louis Moholo and Johnny Dyani.
Flora Molton - Died 5-31-1990 in Washington DC, U.S. ( Blues - Gospel ) Born 3-12-1908 in Louisa County, VA, U.S. - Played guitar and sang - Led Flora Molton And The Truth Band - Worked with Eleanor Ellis ("Vacation In Heaven" and "I Heard It Through The True Vine").
Art Lund (Arthur Lund) (aka Art London) - Died 5-31-1990 in Holliday, UT, U.S. - Born 4-1-1915 in Salt Lake City, UT, U.S. - Singer and actor - (He did, "Mam'selle" and "(I'd Like To Get You On A) Slow Boat To China") - Worked with Jimmy Ray's orchestra, Benny Goodman and Harry James - Appeared in the musical, The Most Happy Fella.
Eugene Moore - Died 6-?-1990 ( Rock ) Born 6-1-1948 - Was a member of The Ramrods (They had a hit with, "Ghost Riders In The Sky").
Tom Foote (aka Pepe Lopez) - Died 6-?-1990 - Drug overdose ( Punk ) Guitarist - Was a member of The Devices and The Loco Gringos.
Ringo De Palma (aka Luca De Benedictis) - Heart attack ( New Wave - Punk ) Died 6-1-1990 in Florence, Italy - Born 12-28-1963 in Turin, Italy - Drummer - Was a member of Litfiba and CCCP Fedeli alla linea.
Washboard Slim (Robert Young) (aka Kitchen) - Died 6-2-1990 in South Philadelphia, PA, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 6-5-1900 in Marshall, TX, U.S. - Played trumpet, trombone, guitar, drums and washboard and was a singer - Worked with Brownie McGhee, Jordan Webb, Eugene "Guitar" Wilson, Blind Boy Fuller and Buddy Moss.
Stiv Bators (Stephen John Bator Jr.) - Died 6-4-1990 in Paris, France - Hit by a taxi ( Punk - Rock ) Born 10-22-1949 in Girard, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "The Last Year") - Was a member of Frankenstein (They did, "High Tension Wire") which became The Dead Boys (They did, "Son Of Sam" and "Sonic Reducer"), The Wanderers, Mother Goose and Lords Of The New Church (They did, "Open Your Eyes").
Richard Sohl - Died 6-5-1990 - Heart Failure ( New Wave ) Born 1948 - Was a pianist for The Patti Smith Group (They did, "Piss Factory" and "Ask The Angels") - Worked with Iggy Pop, Elliott Murphy and Debora Iyall.
Hubert Rostaing - Died 6-10-1990 ( Jazz - Film Scores - Classical ) Born 9-17-1918 in France - Was a sax player for The Red Hotters and The Django Reinhardt's Quintet - Worked with Pierre Fouad, Emmanuel Soudieux, Joseph Reinhardt, Django Reinhardt, Eugene Vees and Stephane Grappelli.
Jimmy Hodder - Died 6-15-1990 - Drowned in a pool ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 9-17-1947 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Was the drummer for Steely Dan (They did, "Reelin' In The Years" and "Do It Again") - Worked with Sammy Hagar and David Soul.
June Christy (Shirley Luster) (aka Sharon Leslie) Died 6-21-1990 in Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S. - Kidney failure ( Jazz ) Born 11-20-1925 in Springfield, IL, U.S. - (She did, "Something Cool") - Worked with Stan Kenton's Orchestra ("Tampico" and "Shoo Fly Pie"), Boyd Raeburn, Pete Rugolo and The Innovations In Modern Music Orchestra - Was married to musician, Bob Cooper.
Kripp Johnson (Corinthian Johnson) - Died 6-22-1990 - Prostate cancer - Born 1933 - Was a member of The Del-Vikings (They record, "Whispering Bells").
Isaac Payton Sweat - 6-23-1990 in Richmond, TX, U.S. - Shot himself ( Rock - Jazz - Blues ) Born 7-19-1944 in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S. - Singer, drummer, guitarist, and bass player - (He recorded, "Cotton Eyed Joe," and "The Race Is On") - Worked with The Blazer Trail, The Continentals and Johnny Winter's Black Plague Band.
Wally Mercer (Wallace Mercer) - Died 6-24-1990 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 6-9-1912 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. - Played saxophone and sang - (He did, "Too Old To Get Married" and "If You Don't Mean Business").
Igor Gunkevic - Died 6-27-1990 - Heart attack ( Metal ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Bastion.
Snooky Lanson - Died 7-2-1990 - Cancer ( Pop ) Born 3-27-1914 in Memphis, Tenn., U.S. - Singer (Had hits with, "It's Almost Tomorrow" and "Why Don't You Write Me").
Walter Lightnin' Bug Rhodes (aka The Blonde Bomber and Little Red Walter) - Died 7-4-1990 in Rockingham, NC, U.S. - Heart attack ( Blues - R&B - Gospel ) Born 1939 - Singer and guitarist (He did, "Wiggle, Wiggle, Baby" and "Auto Mechanic Blues") - Was a member of The Memos and The Golden Arrows - Worked with Wilson Pickett.
Cazuza (Agenor de Miranda Araujo) - Died 7-7-1990 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Aids ( Rock ) Born 4-4-1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Singer and composer - (He did, "O Tempo Nao Para (Time Doesn't Stop)" and "Ideologia (Ideology)") - Was a member of Barao Vermelho.
Joan Whitney Kramer - Died 7-12-1990 - Complications of Alzheimer's disease ( Singer - Songwriter ) Born 1914 - (She wrote, "High On A Windy Hill", "It All Comes Back To Me Now" and many others with her husband Alex Kramer).
Dagmar Dimitroff - Died 7-14-1990 - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 5-8-1960 in Berlin - Drummer - Worked with Die Todlicher Doris.
Trouble T-Roy (Troy Dixon) - Died 7-15-1990 - Fell off balcony after a show ( Rap ) Born 10-19-1967 - Was a member of Heavy D And The Boyz .
Gerry Boulet - Died 7-18-1990 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 3-1-1946 - Singer and keyboard player - Was a member of Les Gants Blancs which was renamed Offenbach (They did, "Ride Ride Ride" and "Je Chante Comme Un Coyote").
Joe Turner (Joseph H. Turner) - Died 7-21-1990 ( Blues ) Born 11-3-1907 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Pianist - (He did, "Harry Numa" and "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town") - Worked with Knocky Parker, Adelaide Hall, Alex Hill, Francis Carter, Rex Stewart and Sy Oliver.
Bert Sommer - Died 7-23-1990 - Liver failure ( Folk - Rock ) Born 2-7-1949 - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - (He did, "We're All playing In The Same Band" and "Jennifer") - Was half of Bert & Bill (They did, "You're What Makes My Lonely Life Worthwhile") - Was a member of The Left Banke (They did, "Men Are Building Sand" and "And Suddenly") - He performed on the first day at The Woodstock Festival - Played Woof in the Broadway musical, "Hair" - Worked with Artie Kornfeld and Paul Shaffer.
Freddie Tavares (Frederick Theodore Tavares) - Died 7-24-1990 in Anaheim, CA, U.S. ( Hawaiian - Country ) Born 2-18-1913 in Paia, Maui, HI - Played Steel guitar, ukulele and sang - Worked with Mary Kunewa's Orchestra, Larry Bellis' Dance Orchestra, Harry Owens Royal Hawaiians, Wade Ray And His Ozark Mountain Boys, Danny Stewart, Vince Akina, Sam Koki, Joe Keawe, Harry Baty, Sammy Kaapuni, Bernie Kaai Lewis and his brother Ernest Tavares - Worked for The Fender Guitar Company - Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Brent Mydland - Died 7-26-1990 in Lafayette, California, U.S. - Overdose of cocaine and morphine ( Rock ) Born 10-21-1952 in Munich, Germany - Was a keyboardist for The Grateful Dead (They did, "Riverside Rhapsody" and "Infrared Rose") - Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Bobby Day ( Robert James Byrd Sr.) - Died 7-27-1990 - Cancer ( Pop - Singer - Songwriter ) Born 7-1-1930 - (He recorded, "Rockin Robin") - Was a member of The Hollywood Flames (They did, "Buzz Buzz Buzz").
Brandon Mitchell - Died 8-9-1990 - Shot during an argument about a woman ( Rap ) Born 1971 - Was a member of Wreckx-N-Effect (They did "Rump Shaker").
Wee Bonnie Baker (Bonnie Gailey) (Born Evelyn Nelson) - Died 8-11-1990 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 4-1-1917 in Orange TX, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Orrin Tucker ("Oh Johnny" and "You'd Be Surprised").
Lafayette Leake - Died 8-14-1990 after a diabetic coma ( Blues ) Born 6-1-1919 in Winona, MS, U.S. - Keyboardist - Worked with Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Doctor Ross, Eddy Clearwater, Bo Diddley and many others.
Chester Zardis - Died 8-14-1990 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-27-1900 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Bass player.- Worked with Jim Robinson, Ed Mosley, Laurence Marrero, Avery Howard, Sweet Emma Barrett, Percy Humphrey, George Poor, Louis Nelson, Willie Humphrey, Josiah Cie Frazier, Baby Dodds, Wellman Braud, Bob Saltmarsh, Sidney Brown and Art Hodes.
"Little" Lew C. Dewitt -Died 8-15-1990 - Crohn's disease ( Country - Pop ) Born 3-12-1938 in Roanoke County, VA, U.S. - Was a member of The Statler Brothers (They recorded, "Flowers On The Wall").
Victor Tsoi - Died 8-15-1990 - Car accident ( New Wave ) Born 6-21-1962 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Kino (They did, "We're Waiting For Changes").
Pearl Bailey (Pearl Mae Bailey) - Ambassador of Love - Died 8-17-1990 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease ( Pop ) Born 3-29-1918 in Southampton County, VA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "Takes Two To Tango") - She was a member of The Cootie Williams' band - She had been married drummer, Louie Bellson.
Bruno Lomas (Emilio Baldovi Menendez) - Died 8-17-1990 in Spain - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 6-13-1940 in Xativa, Valencia, Spain - Singer - (He did, "Como Ayer" and "La Casa del Sol Naciente") - Was a member of Los Milos - Worked with Estrellas de Fuego and B.L. y Los Rockeros.
Grethe Ingmann - Died 8-18-1990 - Born 1938 - Singer - Was half of the duet, Grethe og Jorgen Ingmann with her husband (They did, "Dansevise").
David Rose - Died 8-23-1990 in Burbank, CA, U.S. - Heart disease - Born 6-15-1910 in London, England - Orchestra leader and songwriter - (He did, "The Stripper" and "Holiday For Strings") - He wrote music for TV's, Little House On The Prairie and Bonanza and was a musical director for The Red Skelton show - Grandfather of singer, Samantha James - He had been married to actress, Martha Raye and singer, Judy Garland.
Boogie Bill Webb - Died 8-22-1990 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Blues - R&B ) Born 3-24-1924 in Jackson, Miss., U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "Bad Dog" and "Drinkin' and Stinkin'").
Stevie Ray Vaughan (Stephen Ray Vaughan) - Died 8-27-1990 in East Troy, WI, U.S. - Helicopter crash ( R&B - Blues - Rock - Jazz ) Born 10-3-54 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - (He recorded, "Wall of Denial") - Was 1/2 of The Vaughan Brothers (They did, "Tick Tock") and a member of The Chantones, The Blackbirds, The Cobras, The Triple Threat Revue, and Double Trouble - Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Philip Bollengier - Died 8-31-1990 ( Metal ) Was a member of Ancient Rites.
Doug Tull (Douglas Josefus Tull) - Died 9-?-1990 in a jail cell in Austin, TX, U.S. ( Heavy Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The Christopher Cloud and United Gas which was later renamed Josefus (They did,"Get Off My Case" and "Crazy Man").
David D'Ath - 9-4-1990 - Leukemia ( Alternative Rock ) Was the vocalist for The Skeptics (They did,"Sensible Shoes" and "Last Orders").
Charlie Charles (Hugh Glenn Mortimer Charles)- Died 9-5-1990 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1945 - Was the drummer for Ian Dury And The Blockheads - Worked with Link Wray, Arthur Brown and Rachel Sweet.
Tom Fogerty - Died 9-6-1990 - Respiratory failure, tuberculosis ( Rock ) Born 11-9-1941 - Guitarist, singer and pianist - Was a member of Spider Webb And The Insects and The Golliwogs which became Creedence Clearwater Revival (They did, "Susie Q" and "Walking On The Water") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Norma Locke (Norma Beth Locke) - Died 9-17-1990 in Mission, British Columbia, Canada - Cancer ( Big Band ) Born 10-15-1923 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Singer - Worked with her husband's band, Mart Kenney And His Western Gentlemen and also with the bands of Joe DeCourcy and Howard Cable.
Alvin Sajewski (Alvin C. Sajewski) - Died 9-21-1990 ( Polka ) Born 3-1-1905 in Chicago - Promoter, publisher and talent scout - Ran The Sajewski Music Company - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Freddie Kohlman - Died 9-29-1990 ( Jazz ) Born 8-25-1918 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Albert Nicholas, Dr. John, Chris Barber and Harry Connick Jr.
Murry Kellum - Died 9-30-1990 - Plane crash ( Country - Comedy ) Born 12-31-1942 in Jackson, MS, U.S. (He did, "Long Tall Texan").
Phil Napoleon (Filippo Napoli) - Died 9-30-1990 in Miami, FL, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 9-2-1901 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Trumpet player - Recorded with The Original Memphis Five (They did, "Milenberg Joys" and "After You've Gone), The Carolina Cotton Pickers, Ladd's Black Aces and The Charleston Chasers.
Ollie Jones died - 10-?-1990 ( R&B ) Was a member of The Ravens (They did, "Lullabye" and "I Don't Know Why") and The Blenders.
Zuzu Bollin (A.D. Bollin) - Died 10-2-1990 in Dallas, TX, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 9-5-1922 in Frisco, TX, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night" and "Headlight Blues") - Worked with Hash Brown, Duke Robillard, Doug Sahm, Booker Ervin, Percy Mayfield and David "Fathead" Newman.
Evelyn Young (aka The Whip) - Died 10-2-1990 - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 1928 - Saxophonist - Worked with The Rhythm Bombers, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton, The Blues Alley All-Stars, The Fieldstones, Memphis Slim and B.B. King ("Three O'Clock In The Morning").
B.J. Wilson (Barrie James Wilson) - Died 10-8-1990 - Of an extended illness ( Rock ) Born 3-18-1947 in Edmonton in North London - Was a drummer for The Paramounts and Procol Harum - Worked with The Incredible String Band, John Hiatt, Leon Russell and Lou Reed.
Leonard Bernstein - Died 10-14-1990 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 8-25-1918 in Lawrence, MA, U.S. - Conductor and composer - (Co-wrote, "Lonely Town" and "New York, New York" and music for the musical, West Side Story ("Maria"and "Tonight")) - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Art Blakey (aka Abdullah Ibn Buhaina) (Arthur Blakey) - Died 10-16-1990 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz - Hard Bop ) Born 10-11-1919 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Drummer - Was the leader of The Jazz Messengers - Worked with Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Jackie McLean, Donald Byrd, Bobby Timmons, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson, Joanne Brackeen, Billy Harper, Valery Ponomarev, Bill Pierce and many others.
Jo Ann Kelly - Died 10-21-1990 - During surgery for a brain tumour ( Rock - Blues - Country ) Born 1-5-1944 in Streatham, London, England - Singer (She did, "No Chance With You" and "Put A Record On") - Worked with John Dummer Blues Band, Tramp, Brunning-Hall Sunflower Blues Band and Chilli Willi And The Red Hot Peppers and was the leader of Spare Rib.
Xavier Cugat (Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru Y Delue Feo) Died 10-27-1990 - Heart failure (Rumba - Tango - Latin) Born 1-1-1900 in Gerona, Spain - Was the leader of Xavier Cugat And His Gigolos (They did,"Brazil" and "The Breeze And I") Was married to singer the late Abbe Lane.
Carl Belew (Carl Robert Belew) - Died 10-31-1990 in Salina, OK, U.S. - Cancer ( Country - Rockabilly ) Born 4-21-1931 in Salina, OK, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Am I That Easy To Forget?") (Wrote, "What's He Doing In My World?" and " Cool Gator Shoes") - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Sean Tolby (David Jackson Tolby) - Died 11-?-1990 ( Rock ) Born 1943 in Modesto, California, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Topsiders, The English and The Chocolate Watchband (They did,"Let's Talk About Girls" and "I Ain't No Miracle Worker").
Mary Martin (Mary Virginia Martin) - Died 11-3-1990 in Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. - Colorectal cancer ( Musicials ) Born 12-1-1913 in Weatherford, Texas, U.S. - Actress and singer - She appeared in TV's, Peter Pan, and the musicals South Pacific and The Sound of Music - Mother of actor, Larry Hagman.
Phil Baugh - Died 11-4-1990 ( Country ) Born 12-13-1936 in Marysville, CA, U.S.
Bobby Scott - Died 11-5-1990 - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-29-1937 in Mt. Pleasant, NY, U.S. - Piano player (He did,"Chain Gang") (He co-wrote,"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother") Worked with Gene Krupa, Quincy Jones, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Paul Simon and Tony Scott.
Tom Clancy - Died 11-7-1990 ( Folk ) Born 1923 - Was member of The Clancy Brothers.
Jay Baar - Died 11-7-1990 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 1948 - Drummer - Was a member of Q65 (They did,"The Life I Live" and "You're The Victor") Worked with The North Stars, Tantalus and Leadbelly's Limited.
Ronnie Dyson - Died 11-10-1990 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Lung disease or heart failure ( Soul ) Born 6-5-1950 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - (Did, "One Man Band, Plays All Alone" and "(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You").
Tony Duhig (Anthony Christopher Duhig) - Died 11-11-1990 in Somerset, England - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 9-18-1941in Acton, West London, England - Was a guitarist and keyboardist for Jade Warrior (They did,"Psychiatric Sergeant" and "Dance of the Sun") He worked with Steve Jolliffe, Fred Frith and Gowan Turnbull.
Rusty Goodman (Charles F. Goodman) - Died 11-11-1990 in Gallatin, TN, U.S. ( Gospel - Country ) Born 9-2-1933 in Vinemont, AL, U.S. - Singer and steel guitarist - (Wrote, "I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now" and "Come A Little Closer") - Worked with The Happy Goodman Family, Martha Carson and The Plainsmen Quartet - Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Lester Williams - Died 11-13-1990 in Houston, TX, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 6-24-1920 in Groveton, TX, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Winter Time Blues" and "I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use").
Earl Phillips - Died 11-20-1990 ( Blues ) Born 4-25-1920 in Harlem, NY, U.S. - Drummer - He worked with John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and Roy Eldridge.
Jack Pleis - Died 12-6-1990 ( Pop ) Born 5-11-1917 - He was a pianist and the Leader of Decca's studio orchestra (He had hits with, "Giant" and "I'll Always Be In Love With You").
Dee Clark (Delectus Clark Jr.) - Died 12-7-1990 - Heart Attack ( Pop ) Born 11-7-1938 (He sang, "Rain Drops").
Jackie Mittoo (Donat Roy Mittoo) - Died 12-16-1990 - Cancer ( Reggae - Ska ) Born 1948 in Browns Town, Jamaica (He did, "Fatty Fatty" and "Ram Jam") Was a a founding member of the Skatalites - Was a member of The Vagabonds, The Vikings, The Sheiks and The Cavaliers Orchestra.
Bernard Addison - Died 12-18-1990 ( Jazz ) Born 4-15-1905 in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. - Played Banjo and guitar - Worked with Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Freddy Jenkins ("Toledo Shuffle") and The Mills Brothers.
Goree Carter - Died 12-29-1990 ( R&B - Blues ) Born 12-31-1930 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Was the leader of Goree Carter & His Hepcats (They did, "Rock Awhile").
Terry Tex Carson (Allan Willis) - Died 1991 ( Rock ) Was a bass guitarist for The Dennisons (They did, "Be My Girl" and "Nobody Like My Baby") - They appeared several times on the same bill with The Beatles at The Cavern Club.
Kieran O'Connor - Died 1991 ( Prog ) Was a member of Seventh Wave (They did, "Dance Of The Eloi" and "Intercity Water Rat"), Fungus (They did, "Premonitions Pt. 1") and The Next Collection who changed their name to Moving Finger and then to Second Hand (They did, "Hangin' On An Eyelid" and "Good Old 59").
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Bas Van Der Pol - Died 1991 - ( Rock ) Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Hawks and Cosmic Dealer (They did, "Daybreak" and "The Fly").
Hugh McPherson - Died 1991 ( Swing ) Led The Hugh McPherson Band - Worked with his wife, singer Bette Barclay (Myrtle McPherson).
Clarence Hutchenrider - Died in 1991 ( Jazz ) Born 6-13-1908 in Waco, TX, U.S. - Clarinetist - Worked with The Casa Loma Orchestra - At one time married to model, Barbara Lewis-Bradford.
Jose Arteaga (aka Pepin) - Died 1991 - Drug overdose ( Punk ) Guitarist - Was a member of Cicatriz.
Shorty Jackson (aka Shorty Craig and Skylight Craig) (Winston C. Craig ) - Died 1991 - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) Played trumpet - (He did, "Knock Me A Kiss" and "Tender, Slender And Tall") - Led The Shorty Jackson Band.
Richard Karla - Died 1991 ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of Vacation (They did, "I Can't Bear Pain" and "Watch What You Do").
John di Ponzio - Died 1991( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of of The Fabulous Five, King Louis And The 3D's and Portable People.
Miss Lucy (Lucy Offerall) (Lucy McLaren) - Died 1991 - Complications from AIDS ( Rock ) Singer - She was a member of The GTOs (They did, "Shock Treatment" and "The Eureka Springs Garbage Lady") - She had been married to bassist, Gordon McLaren - Worked with Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck.
Sheila Carlisle - Died 1991 ( Country ) She was a member of The Carlisles - Daughter of Bill Carlisle.
Irwin Goodman (Yrjo Antti Hammarberg) - Died 1991 ( Pop ) Born 1943 - Singer.
The Mac (Michael Robinson) - Died 1991 - Shot ( Rap ) Born 1971
Harry Smith - Died 1991 ( Folkologist ) He was a record collector who compiled the three volume, "Anthology Of American Folk Music" Lp sets, preserving many recordings that may have otherwise been lost - He co-produced The Fugs first album with Ed Sanders and recorded Allen Ginsberg.
Gareth Eilledge - Died 1991 ( Rock ) Bassist - Worked with Bill Nelson.
Teddy Long - Died 1991 ( Doo-Wop ) Was a singer for the reformed El Dorados.
Kuriaki Soto - Died 1991 - Murdered ( Rap ) Member of RSC (Rock Steady Crew) (They did, "Hey, You, Rock Steady Crew") - Appeared in the movie, "Beat Street".
Janet Bulpulsi - Died 1991 - Murdered ( Rock ) She was the lead singer for December's Children.
Chris Schlosshardt - Died 1991 - Pneumonia ( Metal ) Was a singer and bassist for The Sea Hags (They did, "Under The Night Stars" and "Doghouse").
Joe Cubert (Joseph Cubert) - Died 1991 - Liver cancer ( Rock ) Born 1947 - Guitarist - Worked with Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (They did, "Sock It To Me Baby" and "Jenny Take A Ride").
Buck Ram (Samuel Ram) - Died 1-1-1991 - Natual causes ( R&B ) Born 11-21-1907 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Songwriter for The Platters (They did, "Only You" and "The Great Pretender") He also co-wrote, "I'll Be Home For Christmas".
Renato Rascel (Renato Ranucci) - Died 1-2-1991 in Rome, Italy - Born 4-27-1912 in Turin, Italy - Singer and sonwriter - (He co-wrote and sang, "Romantica" and "Arrivederci Roma").
Eddie Barefield (Eddie Emmanuel Barefield) - Died 1-4-1991 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 12-12-1909 in Scandia, IA, U.S. - Saxophonist - Was the leader of The Famous Door - Worked with Sammy Price, The Saints And Sinners, Bennie Moten, Bernie Young, Benny Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.
Steve Clark (aka The Riffmaster and White Lightning) (Stephen Maynard Clark) - Died 1-8-1991 in London, England - Drugs and alcohol ( Hard Rock ) Born 4-23-1960 in Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Electric Chicken and Def Leppard (They did, "Photograph" and "Too Late For Love").
Stan Szelest (Stanley Martin Szelest) - Died 1-20-1991 in a recording studio in Woodstock, New York, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 2-11-1943 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Keyboardist and singer - Worked with The Band, John Cale, Roy Buchanan, Captain Beefheart, The Ravens and Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks - Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Shot Jackson (Harold B. Jackson) (aka Buckshot) - Died 1-24-1991 ( Country ) Born 9-4-1920 in Wilmington, NC, U.S. - Played steel guitar and dobro - Worked with The Bailes Brothers, Webb Pierce, Jimmie Osborne, Red Sovine, Kitty Wells and Johnnie & Jack's Tennessee Mountain Boys - Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Karen Young - Died 1-26-1991 - Bleeding ulcer ( Dance - Disco ) Born 3-23-1952 (She did, "Hot Shot" and "Love Me Like A Man").
Rosa Precht (Rose Marie Precht) - Died 1-31-1991 - Cancer - Born 5-3-1952 - Singer, songwriter and keyboardist - (She did, "Millionenmal und In meinen Armen") - Was a member of Insisters (They did, "Moderne Zeiten" and "Subkultur Reggae").
The Reverend Dr. James Cleveland - Died 2-9-1991 in Culver City, CA, U.S. - Heart failure ( Gospel ) Born 12-5-1931 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer, pianist, arranger and composer - (He did, "Peace Be Still") - Led The Southern California Community Choir - Worked with The Gospelaires, Albertina Walker & The Caravans, The Gospel All-Stars, Billy Preston and The Gospel Chimes.
Guitar Slim (James Stephens) - Died 2-10-1991 in Greensboro, NC, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 3-4-1915 in Pauline, SC, U.S. - Played guitar and keyboards - (He did, "Come On In My Kitchen" and "I'm Feelin' Lonesome").
Roger Patterson - Died 2-12-1991 - Car crash ( Death Metal ) Born 1968 - Bassist for Atheist (They did, "Room With A View" and "Piece Of Time").
George Motola - Died 2-15-1991 in Connecticut, U.S. - Born 11-15-1919 in California, U.S. - Producer and songwriter - (Co-wrote, "Goodnight My Love" and "That's the Way It's Gonna Be") - Worked with Jesse Belvin, Young Jessie, Kid Thomas and Jimmy Beasley - His songs have been recorded by The Johnny Burnette Trio ("Shattered Dreams"), Ernie Fields ("Annie's Rock"), Sanford Clark ("Lou Be Doo") and Young Jessie ("Here Comes Henry") - Was married to singer, Ricky Page.
John McClung (John Edward McClung) - Died 2-15-1991 - Born 8-1-1906 in Mount Hope, WV, U.S. - Played fiddle - He was a member of John & Emery McClung ("Chicken" and "Liza Jane"), The West Virginia Trail Blazers, The West Virginia Snake Hunters ("Standin' In The Need Of Prayer" and "Walk In The Streets Of Glory") and The McClung Brothers ("Rock House Gamblers" and "Babylon Is Falling Down").
Webb Pierce (The Wondering Boy) - Died 2-24-1991 in Nashville, TN, U.S - Cancer ( Country - Rockabilly - Rock & Roll ) Born 8-8-1921 near West Monroe, Louisiana, U.S. - Founded Pacemaker Records - (He did, "Teenage Boogie" and "Back Street Affair") - Was the leader of Tillman Franks And The Rainbow Valley Boys (They did, "Drifting Texas Sands").
Slim Gaillard (Slim Bulee Gaillard) - Died 2-26-1991 ( Jazz - Comedy ) Born 1-1-1916 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - (He did, "Cement Mixer" and "Poppity Pop") - He was half of Slim and Slam (They did, "Flat Foot Floogie" and "Laughin' In Rhythm").
Willie Love - Died 2-28-1991 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 7-17-1925 in Birmingham, AL, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Fairfield Four (They did, "Waiting For Me").
Frank Esler-Smith - Died 3-1-1991 - Pneumonia ( Pop ) Born 6-5-1948 - Was a keyboardist for Air Supply (They did, "Lost In Love" and "Old Habits Die Hard").
Serge Gainsbourg (Lucien Ginsburg)- Died 3-2-1991 - Heart attack ( Pop ) Born 4-2-1928 in Paris, France (He did, "La Chanson De Prevert") - Worked with his wife Jane Birkin (They did, "Je t'aime moi non plus").
Billy Jack Wills - Died 3-2-1991 ( Country - Western Swing ) Born 2-26-1926 in Memphis, Hall County, TX, U.S. - Drummer, singer and bassist - Led Billy Jack Wills And His Western Swing Band - Was a member of The Texas Playboys ("Cadillac In Model A" and "Faded Love") - Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Henry Glover - Died 3-7-1991 - Heart attack ( Blues ) Born 5-21-1921 in Hot Springs, AR, U.S. - Engineer, producer and trumpet player - Worked with Sarah Vaughan, Big Audio Dynamite, Muddy Waters and Doc Watson.
Al Klink (Albert Klink) - Died 3-7-1991 ( Swing ) Born 12-28-1915 in Danbury, CT, U.S. - Played saxophone and Clarinet - Worked with Glenn Miller ("In The Mood"), Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra and The World's Greatest Jazz Band.
Jimmy McPartland (James Douglas McPartland) - Died 3-13-1991 in Port Washington, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 3-15-1907 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Cornetist - Was a member of The Austin High School Gang, The Wolverines, Art Kassell's Castle In The Air Band and The Condon Chicagoans - Husband of jazz pianist, Marian McPartland (Marian Turner) and brother of guitarist, Dick McPartland.
Doc Pomus ( Jerome Solon Felder ) - Died 3-14-1991- Lung cancer ( Blues - Pop - Rock - Songwriter ) Born 6-27-1925 in New York, NY, U.S. - (Wrote, "A Teenager In Love", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Viva Las Vegas" and many others) - The Songwriters Hall Of Fame, The Blues Hall Of Fame, The New York Music Hall Of Fame and The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Howard Ashman (Howard Elliot Ashman) - Died 3-14-1991 in New York, NY, U.S. - Aids - Born 5-17-1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Lyricist, playwright and director - (Co-wrote, "Under the Sea" for the Disney film, The Little Mermaid) - Worked on the off Broadway musical, Little Shop of Horrors.
Bud Freeman (Lawrence Freeman) - Died 3-15-1991 in Chicago, IL, U.S, ( Jazz ) Born 4-13-1906 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Saxophonist - Was a memeber of The McKenzie-Condon Chicagoans, The Summe Cum Laude Orchestra, The Clambake Seven and The World's Greatest Jazz Band - Worked with Red Nichols, Tommy Dorsey, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Ray Noble, Ben Pollack, Joe Venuti, Joe Haymes and Gene Kardos.
Roger Troy (aka Jellyroll) - Died 3-15-1991 ( Rock ) Born 3-29-1945 - Singer and bassist - (He did, "Shine On Love" and "Don't Put The Blame On Me Baby") - Worked with Electric Flag (They did, "Make Your Move" and "Inside Information"), Blue Star and Mike Bloomfield.
Bill Gazzarri - Died 3-16-1991 ( Rock Club Owner ) Born 1925 - Owned "Gazzarri's" on Sunset Strip - The Standells, The Doors, The Byrds, Van Halen and many others started out at his club.
Chris Austin (Christopher Austin) - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) Born 1963 - Played mandolin, guitar and fiddle and also sang - Was a member of Reba McEntire's band.
Kirk Capello - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) Was 28 years old - Keyboardist - Was a member of Reba McEntire's band - Worked with Barbara Mandrell's band The Do-Rites.
Joey Cigainero - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) Born 9-28-1963 - Synthesizer player - Was a member of Reba McEntire's band.
Paula Kaye Evans - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) She was 33 years old - Singer - Was a member of Reba McEntire's band.
Terry Jackson - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) Was 28 years old - Played bass guitar - Was a member of Reba McEntire's band.
Michael Thomas - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) Born 1957 - Guitarist - Was a member of Reba McEntire's band.
Tony Saputo - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) Born 2-12-1957 - Drummer - Was a member of Reba McEntire's band.
Jim Hammon - Died 3-16-1991 in the Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA, U.S. - Plane crash shortly after take off ( Country ) Was the road manager for Reba McEntire.
Max Lipscomb (Max K. Lipscomb) (aka Scotty McKay) - Died 3-17-1991 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 8-20-1940 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - Was member of Gene Vincent's Blue Caps and The Yardbirds ("I Can't Make Your Way").
Dee Mullins - Died 3-19-1991 ( Country ) Born 4-7-1937 in Gafford, TX, U.S. - Singer - (He had a hit with, "The Continuing Story Of Harper Valley PTA").
Bee Houston (Edward Wilson Houston) - Died 3-19-1991 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 4-19-1938 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Rollin' Dynamite" and "Little Liza Jane") - Worked with Little Willie John, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Big Mama Thornton and Junior Parker.
Billy Butler - 3-20-1991 - Heart attack ( Soul - Jazz - Blues - Doo-Wop ) Born 12-15-1925 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Was a member of The Harlemaires and Doc Bagby's Trio - Worked with Bill Doggett (They did, "Ram-Bunk'-Shush" and "Honky Tonk"), King Curtis, Dinah Washington and David "Fathead" Newman.
Leo Fender (Clarence Leonidas Fender) - Died 3-21-1991 - Parkinson's disease ( Guitar designer and manufacturer ) Born 8-10-1909 - Designed the Telecaster and the Stratocaster guitars.
Dave Guard - Died 3-22-1991 - Lymphoma ( Folk ) Born 11-19-1934 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Was a singer and banjo player for The Kingston Trio ( They sang, "Tom Dooley" and "Scotch and Soda") and the leader of Dave Guard And The Whiskeyhill Singers - Worked with Tim Buckley and John Stewart.
Marc Connors - Died 3-25-1991 - Aids? ( Rock ) Was a baritone for The Nylons (They did a remake of, "Kiss Him Goodbye").
Sandy Williams - Died 3-25-1991 ( Jazz ) Born 10-24-1906 in Summerville, SC, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with Sidney Bechet, Fletcher Henderson and Benny Carter .
Paul Gayten - Died 3-26-1991 - Bleeding ulcer ( Blues - R&B ) Born 1-29-1920 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Producer, singer, songwriter and pianist (He did, "If You Love Me, Tell Me So" and "Nervous Boogie") - Worked with Charles "Hungry" Williams, Ahmad Jamal and Bobby Mitchell.
Gregory O'Brien - Died 3-29-1991 in L.A., CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 1960 in Caracas, Venezuela - Singer - He founded Climax - Worked with his brothers in Las Cuatro Monedas .
John Carter (John Wallace Carter) - Died 3-31-1991 in Inglewood, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 9-24-1929 in Fort Worth, TX, U.S. - Clarinetist and saxophonist - Worked with Horace Tapscott - Founder of The New Art Jazz Ensemble.
Mark Olson - Died 4-?-1991 - Complications of alcoholism ( Rock ) He was the keyboardist for Rare Earth (They did, "Get Ready", "I Know I'm Losing You" and "I Just Want To Celebrate").
Eddie Miller (Edward Raymond Muller) - Died 4-1-1991 in Van Nuys, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 6-23-1911 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Played saxophone (He did, "Sunday" and "Linger Awhile") - Worked with Bob Crosby, The Bobcats, Ben Pollack and Pete Fountain.
Paula Pierce - Died 4-10-1991 ( Garage - Punk - Pop ) Was a member of Pandoras (They did, "In And Out Of My Life" and "Six Times A Day").
Jack Yellen (Jack Selig Yellen) (Jacek Jelen) - Died 4-17-1991 in Concord, NY, U.S. - Born 7-6-1892 in Raczki, Poland - Lyricist - (He wrote or co-wrote, "Happy Days Are Here Again, and "Ain't She Sweet") - Collaborated with Abe Olman, Harold Arlen, Samuel Pokrass, Sammy Fain, Ray Henderson, Milton Ager, Joe Meyer and Lew Pollack - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Martin Hannett - Died 4-18-1991 - Health problems due to drug abuse ( Producer ) Born 1950 - Produced Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, New Order, U2, The Psychedelic Furs, John Cooper-Clarke and Magazine .
Dead (Per Yngve Ohlin) - Died 4-18-1991 - Shot himself ( Death Metal ) Born 1-16-1969 - Singer - Was a member of Morbid and Mayhem.
Steve Marriott (Stephen Peter Marriott) - Died 4-20-1991 in Arkesden, Essex, England - Died in a house fire from smoke inhalation ( Rock ) Born 1-30-1947 in Upton, East London, England - Was a guitarist and singer for The Small Faces (They did, "Itchycoo Park" and "All Or Nothing") and Humble Pie (They did, "Natural Born Boogie").
Ken Curtis (Curtis Gates) - Died 4-21-1991 ( Swing - Country ) Born 7-2-1916 in Lamar, Co, U.S. - He sang with The Sons Of The Pioneers and Tommy Dorsey - He also played Festus on Gunsmoke.
Johnny Thunders ( John Anthony Genzale Jr.) (aka Johnny Volume) - Died 4-23-1991 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Drug overdose ( Punk - Hard Rock ) Born 7-15-1952 in Leesburg, FL, U.S. - Guitarist and vocalist - (He did, "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" and "So Alone") - Was a member of Johnny And The Jaywalkers, Actress, which became The New York Dolls (They did, "Personality Crisis" and "Trash"), The Heartbreakers (They did, "Chinese Rocks" and "Born To Lose"), The Living Dead and Gang War - Worked with Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Phil Lynott, Patti Palladin, Wayne Kramer and others.
Miss Sandra (Sandra Leano) (Sandra Lynn Rowe) - Died 4-23-1991 - Ovarian cancer ( Rock ) Born 1-18-1949 - Singer - She was a member of The GTOs (They did, "Shock Treatment" and "The Eureka Springs Garbage Lady") - Worked with Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck.
Buck Four (Gabriel Marcano) - Died 5-?-1991 - Shot ( Hip Hop ) Born 2-23-1964 - Singer - Member of The Rock Steady Crew (They did, "Hey, You, Rock Steady Crew") - Appeared in the movie, "Beat Street".
Harry Gibson (Harry "The Hipster" Gibson) - Died 5-3-1991 in California, U.S. - Suicide ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 6-27-1915 in New York, NY, U.S. - Pianist, singer, and songwriter - (He did, "Riot In Boogie" and "Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine").
Simon Wilde Died 5-4-1991 - Brain Tumor ( Punk ) Born 1958 - Was the bassist for D.O.A. .
Andrew Tibbs (Melvin Andrew Grayson) - Died 5-5-1991 in Chicago, IL, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 2-2-1929 in Columbus, OH, U.S. - Singer - (Co-wrote, "Bilbo Is Dead" and "Union Man Blues") - Worked with Benny Cotton, Dave Young's Orchestra, Tom Archia & His All Stars, Sax Mallard's Combo, The Dozier Boys and Cornell Wiley.
Cleveland Chenier - Died 5-7-1991 in Lafayette, LA, U.S. ( Zydeco ) Born 5-10-1921 in Opelousas, LA, U.S. - Played Rub board - Worked with his brother Clifton Chenier (They did, "Cliston's Blues" and "Louisiana Stomp") and with Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow and Lightning Hopkins.
Yanka Djagileva (Yana Stanislavovna Dyagileva) - Missing from 5-9-1991, she was found dead 5-17-1991 in the river Inya ( Punk - Folk ) Born 9-4-1966 in Novosibirsk, USSR - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - Worked with Egor Letov and Velikie Oktyabri.
Jerome Brish (aka Presley Haskell and Alex Deluxe) - Died 5-16-1991 in Milwaukee, WI., U.S. - Murdered while walking his dog ( Punk ) Born 2-29-1952 - Was the leader of The Haskells (They did, "It's Hard To Smile (When You're Laying Face Down On The Floor)" and "Drop The Bomb") Worked with Richard Lavalliere, Gerard LaValliere and Guy Hoffman.
James Hopkins-Harrison - Died 5-16-1991 - Heroin overdose ( Rock ) Born 10-6-1949 - Singer - Was a member of Lake. (They did, "King Of The Rock' N Roll Party" and "Time Bomb").
Odia Coates - Died 5-19-1991 - Breast cancer ( Pop ) Born 1942 - Worked with Paul Anka.
Will Sin (William Sinnott) - Died 5-23-1991 - Drowned ( Rock ) Born 12-23-1960 - Was a member of The Shamen (They did,"Strange Days Dreams" and "Something About You").
Gene Clark (Harold Eugene Clark) - Died 5-24-1991 in Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 11-17-1944 in Tipton, MO, U.S. - Was a member of The Byrds (They did,"Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)") - "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee".
Dirk Schoufs - Died 5-25-1991 ( Rock - Rockabilly ) Guitarist - Was a member of The Wild Ones and Vaya Con Dios (They did, "Just A friend Of Mine" and "Don't Cry For Louie").
David Ruffin(Davis Eli Ruffin)- Died 6-1-1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Cocaine overdose ( Soul ) Born 1-18-1941 in Meridian, MS, U.S. - (He did,"My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" and "Walk Away From Love") - Was a singer for The Temptations (They did,"My Girl" and "I Wish It Would Rain") - Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Stan Getz - Died 6-6-1991- Liver cancer ( Jazz ) Born 2-2-1927 - Saxophonist (He did,"Desafinado" with Charlie Byrd and "Girl From Ipanema" with Astrud Gilberto.
Cliff Goldsmith - Died 6-14-1991 - Heart failure ( Producer ) Born 5-10-1925 - Produced The Olympics.
Vicki Brown (Victoria Mary Haseman) - Died 6-16-1991 - Cancer - Born 8-23-1940 in Liverpool, England ( Pop - Rock - Jazz ) Singer - (She did, "Look At Me" and "Could It Be") - She was a member of TheVernon Girls, The Breakaways, The Seashells (They did, "Maybe I Know"), The Tree People (They did, "It Happened On A Sunday Morning") and Browns Home Brew - Worked with Jon Lord, Roger Waters, Alvin Lee, Bryan Ferry, Chris Farlowe, Manfred Mann, Elton John, Steve Marriott, Love De-Luxe, JJ Barrie ("No Charge") and Cerrone - She was married to singer and musician Joe Brown - Mother of singer Sam Brown.
Little Willie Anderson - Died 6-20-1991 in Chicago, IL, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 5-21-1920 in West Memphis, AR, U.S. - Sang and played harmonica - Worked with Johnny Young.
Nitty Gritty (Glen Augustus Holness) - Died 6-24-1991 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Shot ( Reggae ) Born 1957 in August Town, Kingston, Jamaica - Singer - Was a member of The Soulites - Worked with King Jammy ("Hog Inna Minty" and "Good Morning Teacher") and Joe Gibbs.
Vadim Dorokhov - Died 6-26-1991 - Heart attack ( Rockabilly ) Singer, guitarist and pianist - Was a member of Mister Twister .
Richard "Groove" Holmes (Richard Arnold Holmes)- Died 6-29-1991 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Soul - Jazz ) Born 5-2-1931 in Camden, NJ, U.S. - Played organ - (He did, "Groove's Blues Groove" and "Denise") - Worked with Les McCann ("Me & Groove") and Jimmy Witherspoon.
Michael Landon (Eugene Maurice Orowitz) - Died 7-1-1991 in Malibu, CA, U.S. - Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas - Born 10-23-1936 in Forest Hills, Queens, NY, U.S. - Actor, singer and producer - (He did, "Gimme A Little Kiss (Will "Ya" Huh)") and "Linda Is Lonesome") - Acted on TV's, Bonanza, Little House On The Prairie and Highway To Heaven.
Justin Adams - Died 7-2-1991 - Heart attack ( Rock - Blues ) Born 6-1-1923 - Was a guitarist for Fats Domino, Little Richard, Brian Eno and Sinead OConnor .
Willie Nix (aka The Memphis Blues Boy) - Died 7-8-1991 in Leland, MS, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 8-6-1922 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer and drummer - (He wrote, "Nervous Wreck" and "Prison Bound Blues") - Was a member of The Four Aces - Worked with Willie Love, Sonny Boy Williamson II, B.B. King, Joe Hill Louis, The Beale Streeters, Joe Willie Wilkins and others.
Gerome Ragni - Died 7-10-1991 - Cancer ( Writer ) Co-wrote the book and lyrics for and starred in the rock musical, Hair.
Roger Christian (Roger Val Christian) - Died 7-11-1991 in Tarzana, CA, U.S. - Suicide ( Song Writer - DJ ) Born 8-3-1934 in New York, U.S. (He co-wrote The Beach Boys', "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Don't Worry Baby" and Jan & Deans', "Dead Man's Curve" and "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena") Produced Sugarloaf.
Günther van Passel - Died 7-12-1991 - Accident while walking in the French Alps ( Rock ) Born 3-1-1973 - Was the frontman for Stormdaisy (They did,"Co Co" and "In The Bedroom").
Bert Convy - Died 7-15-1991 - Brain tumor ( Rock ) Born 6-23-1933 - Was a member of The Cheers (They did, "Black Denim Trousers") - He also was a game show host.
Lloyd Gilliom (Lloyd H. Gilliom) - Died 7-19-1991 in Milton, Pennsylania, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Swing ) Born 1915 in Blufton, Indiana, U.S. - Trumpet player - Worked with The Sammy Kaye Orchestra and The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra.
Vaughan Toulouse (Vaughan Cotillard) - Died 8-?-1991 - Illness from AIDS ( Rock ) Born 7-30-1959 - Singer - (He did, "Cruisin' The Serpentine" and "You See The Trouble With Me") - Was a member of Department S (They did, "Is Vic There?") - Worked with Keren Woodward, Sarah Dallin and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama.
Richard Nickens - Died 8-3-1991 - Cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 1936 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Was a singer for The El Dorados (They did, "At My Front Door" and "Annie's Answer").
Ken Goodloe (Kenneth Goodloe) - Died 8-4-1991 - Heart attack ( Doo-Wop ) He was a member of The Pentagons (They did, "To Be Loved (Forever)" and "I Wonder").
Jeri Southern (Genevieve Lillian Hering) - Died 8-4-1991 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Double pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 8-5-1926 in Royal, NE, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (She did, "You Better Go Now" and "An Occasional Man") - She worked with Anita O'Day and The Birdland Jazz Stars.
Paula Pierce - Died 8-10-1991 - Aneurysm ( Rock ) Born 6-23-1960 - Was a member of The Rage, The Direct Hits (They did, "Try Try Try") and The Pandoras (They did, "Hot Generation" and "I Want My Caveman") - Worked with Greg Shaw.
Buster Smith (Henry Smith) - Died 8-10-1991 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 8-24-1904, in Alsdorf, TX, U.S. - Played saxophone, organ, guitar and clarinet - (He did, "Kansas City Riffs" and "Buster's Tune") - Worked with The Voodie White Trio, The Blue Devils, Lester Young, Pete Johnson's Boogie-Woogie Boys, Count Basie, Bennie Moten, The Don Redman Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing, and Emir "Bucket" Coleman
Nat Riddles - Died 8-11-1991 in Richmond, VA, U.S. - Leukemia ( Blues ) Born 2-4-1952 in New York, NY, U.S. - Played harmonica - Worked with Mr. Hilbert and Andy Story.
Alan Spenner (Alan Henry Spenner ) - Died 8-11-1991 in London, England - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 5-7-1948 in Dalston, North East London, England - Bassist - Worked with Wynder K Frog, Joe Cocker And The Grease Band, Roxy Music, ABC, David Coverdale, Peter Frampton, David Soul and Kokomo - Father of drummer, Henry Spenner.
Danny James - Died 8-12-1991( Swamp Pop ) Born 1-12-1945 in Sulphur, LA, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Boogie In The Mud" and "Devil Made Me Say That") - Worked with Tommy McLain and Rockin' Sidney.
Cherie Morell (aka Chit Cherie) - Died 8-14-1991 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Liver failure ( Punk ) Singer - Was a member of The VDegenaRates and worked with Stick Men With Rays Guns.
Richard Maltby - Died 8-19-1991 ( Bandleader ) Born 6-26-1914 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. (He had a hit with,"Theme From The Man With The Golden Arm") - Worked with Peggy Lee, Dean Martin and Sarah Vaughn.
Washboard Willie (William Paden Hensley) - Died 8-24-1991 in Detroit, MI, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 7-24-1909 in Columbus, GA, U.S. - Played washboard - (He did, "A Fool On A Mule In The Middle Of The Road" and "Cherry Red Blues") - Led Washboard Willie & The Super Suds Of Rhythm - Worked with Eddie Burns, Baby Boy Warren, Calvin Frazier, Bro Will Hairston, The Flying Clouds, The Violinaires and Louise Jackson.
Vince Taylor (Brian Maurice Holden) - Died 8-28-1991 in Lausanne, France ( Rockabilly ) Born 7-14-1939 in Isleworth, Middix, England - (He did, "I'll be Your Hero" and "Jet Black Machine") - Was a member of The Playboys.
Mikhail Naumenko (aka Mike Naumenko) - Died 8-30-1991 in Leningrad ( Rock ) Born 4-18-1955 in Leningrad - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Zoopark.
Vladimir Padrunek - Died 8-30-1991 in Prague, Czech Republic - Illness ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 2-17-1952 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Played bass for Energit, Jazz Q (They did, "Pozorovatelna" and "Epilog"), Etc... (They did, "Lady Vamp" and "Variace Na Renesancni Tema"), Abraxas and Dux.
Dennis Lindsey - Died 9-?-1991 - Heart failure ( Surf Rock ) He was a guitarist for The Astronauts (They did,"The Hearse" and had a hit with,"Baja").
Dennis Volk - Died 9-?-1991 ( Rockabilly ) Born Born near McLean, Nebr., U.S. - Pianist and singer - (He did, "You Are The One" and "Dennis Boogie") - He worked with The Roadrunners and Carl Perkins.
Dootsie Williams (Walter Williams) - Died 9-?-1991 - Born 6-17-1911 in Birmingham, AL, U.S. - Owner of Dootone Records which realesed recordings by Johnny Creach (Papa John Creach) and Dooto Records which released recordings by Redd Foxx, The Medallions, Don Julian And The Meadowlarks and The Penguins.
Charlie Barnet (Charles Daly Barnet) - Died 9-4-1991 in San Diego, CA, U.S. ( Swing ) Born 10-26-1913 in New York, NY, U.S. - (He did, "Cherokee" and "Skyliner") - Worked with Bus Etri, Cliff Leeman, Lena Horne, Francis Wayne, Kay Starr, Ralph Burns, Dodo Marmarosa, Buddy DeFranco, Barney Kessel, Bob Burnet, Roy Eldridge and Doc Severinsen.
Dottie West (Dorothy Marie Marsh) - Died 9-4-1991 - Ruptured liver caused by a car crash four day earlier ( Country - Pop ) Born 10-11-1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee, U.S. - (She did, "Let Me Off At The Corner" and "Love Is No Excuse") - Was half of The Kay-Dots and did duets with Jim Reeves and Kenny Rogers .
Peter Slaghuis (aka Hithouse)- Died 9-5-1991 - Car accident ( Dance ) Born 8-21-1961 in Rijswijk, Holland - DJ, producer and mixer - (He had a hit with, "Jack To The Sound Of The Underground") - Worked with The Video Kids ("Woodpeckers From Space").
Alex North (Isadore Soifer) - Died 9-8-1991 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 12-4-1910 in Chester, PA, U.S. - Composer - (He co-wrote, "Unchained Melody") - Collaborated with composer Henry Brant - Wrote music for the films, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and the first jazz based film score, A Streetcar Named Desire.
Rob Tyner (Robert Derminer) - Died 9-17-1991 in Berkley, MI, U.S. - Heart failure ( Rock ) Born 12-12-1944 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - (He did, "Grande Days" and "Renegade") - Singer for The MC5 (The Motor City Five) (They recorded, "Kick Out The Jams" and "High School").
Garry Glenn - Died 9-18-1991 - Kidney failure ( Gospel - Soul ) Born 1955 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Singer, keyboardist and songwriter - Wrote songs for Anita Baker ("Caught In The Rapture"), Freddie Jackson, Eddie Kendricks, The Dramatics, Earth, Wind And Fire, The Emotions and Jean Carne - Worked with Sheila Hutchinson, Billy Ocean, Freddie Jackson and AI Hudson And The Soul Partners - Brother of gospel singer, Beverly Glenn.
Marty Blecman - Died 9-20-1991 ( Disco ) Producer and keyboardist - He worked at Fantasy Records and was a co-founder of Megatone Records - Worked with Patrick Cowley.
Sergey Vasilyev - Died 9-23-1991 - Born 4-4-1961- Was a member of Pochta.
Peter Bellamy - Died 9-24-1991 - Suicide
( Folk ) Born 9-8-1944 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England -
Guitarist and vocalist for The Young Tradition (They did,"Bring Us In Good Ale" and "I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeless").
Tom Hobson - Died 9-24-1991 ( Folk ) Born 9-5-1938 - Guitarist and singer (He did, "California,") - Worked with Jorma Kaukonen.
Billy Vaughn (Richard Smith Vaughn) - Died 9-26-1991 ( Pop ) Born 4-12-1919 in Glasgow, KY, U.S. (He did,"Silv'ry Moon" and "Melody Of Love") Was a member of The Hilltoppers (They did,"Chicken, Chicken" and "Trying") - Led The Billy Vaughn Orchestra - Worked for Dot Records.
Miles Davis (Miles Dewey Davis, III) - Died 9-28-1991 - Stroke, pneumonia, and respiratory failure ( Jazz - Bop - Groove ) Born 5-25-1926 in Alton, Ill., U.S. (He did,"So What" and "Blue In Green") Worked with Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Chick Corea, , Keith Jarrett and many others - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Carlos Emilio Landaeta (aka Pan con Queso) - Died 9-30-1991 in Caracas, Venezuela - ( Tropical ) Born 11-4-1920 in Caracas, Venezuela - Percussionist - Made tumbadora and maracas - Worked with Luis Alfonzo Larrain, , la Sonora Caracas, Billo's Caracas Boys, Pedro J. Belisario., La Tremenda, Ray Pérez and Los Puretos - Founder and director of El Sonero Clásico del Caribe.
David Mankaba - Died 10-?-1991 - Aids ( Jit ) Was a bassist for The Bhundu Boys (They did, "My Foolish Heart" and "Chemedzevana").
Jimmy Tirella - Died 10-?-1991 - Shot ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The Paper Garden and Hillary Blaze.
J. Frank Wilson (John Frank Wilson) - Died 10-4-1991 - Complications of diabetes ( Rock ) Born 12-11-1941 in Lufkin Texas, U.S. - Was the leader of J. Frank Wilson And The Cavaliers (They sang "Last Kiss" and "Hey, Little One") - West Texas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Igor Talkow (Igor Vladimirovich Talkov) - Died 10-6-1991 - Shot before a concert ( Rock ) Born 11-4-1956 - Musician and singer - (He did, "I'll Be Back" and "Russia").
Craig Lee - Died 10-7-1991 - A.I.D.S. ( Rock ) Born 1954 - Guitarist for Bags and Catholic Discipline - Was music editor of the L.A. Weekly and co-authored the book, "Hardcore California: A History of Punk And New Wave".
Roy Black (Gerd Hoellerich) - Died 10-9-1991 - Heart failure ( Pop - World ) Born 1-25-1943 - (He Did, "Du Bist Nicht Allein" and "Ganz In Weiss").
Gamble Rogers (James Gamble Rogers IV) - Died 10-10-1991 in St. Augustine, FL, U.S. - While trying to save a man from drowning ( Folk ) Born 1-31-1937 in Winter Park, FL, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Airstream Trailer Orgy" and "Still Bill Trades His Dawg") - Worked with The Serendipity Singers - Also was an author of many plays - Florida Artists Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Mac Thompson (aka Mac Johnson) - Died 10-10-1991 in Chicago, IL, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 1-28-1934 in Holly Springs, MS, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and bassist - (He did, "Something's Wrong" and "Gobblin'") - Worked with Billy Boy Arnold, Magic Sam ("All Your Love"), Mighty Joe Young, Shakey Jake, Gatemouth Brown, Jimmy Dawkins, Cousin Joe, Eddy Clearwater, Oscar "Bo Dudley" Coleman and Eddie Shaw - Brother of musicians, Syl Johnson and Jimmy Johnson.
Hoot Rains (Thomas Rains) - Died 10-12-1991 in Shreveport Caddo Parish, LA, U.S. ( Country ) Born 9-15-1914 in Sep. 15, 1914 in Many Sabine Parish, LA, U.S. - Steel guitarist - Performed with Curley Herndon as Hoot & Curley - Worked with Slim Whitman ("Love Song Of The Waterfall" and "Indian Love Call").
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Died 10-17-1991 - Liver failure ( Folk ) Born 2-13-1919 - (He recorded, "Sixteen Tons" and "Ballad of Davy Crockett").
Bill Czupta (William Czupta) - Died 10-18-1991 ( Polka ) Born 4-20-1939 in Springfield, MA, U.S. - Accordionist - Worked with Bobby Sawicki And The New Englanders, The Golden Brass (They did, "Let The Sunshine In" and "Broken Heart Polka"), The New Brass and Trumpets Unlimited - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Grant Turner (Jesse Granderson Turner)- Died 10-19-1991 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Born 5-17-1912 in Baird, TX, U.S. - Announcer and disc jockey - He was Ike And His Guitar - He did duets with Helen Carter - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Curt Massey - Died 10-20-1991 in Rancho Mirage, CA, U.S. - Born 5-3-1910 in Midland, TX, U.S. - Musician and singer - (He co-wrote and performed, "Petticoat Junction") - He did background music for television.
Margo Sylvia (Margo J. Lopez)- Died 10-25-1991 - Heart attack ( Doo-Wop ) Born 4-4-1936 in Woburn, MA, U.S. - Was the lead singer for The Tune Weavers (They did,"Happy Happy Birthday Baby").
Bill Graham ( Wolfgang Grajonca ) - Died 10-25-1991 - Helicopter crash after it hit high tension wires ( Rock Promoter ) Born 1-8-1931 in Berlin, Germany - Owned The Fillmore East and West - "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee".
Jim Reese (James Gordon Reese) - Died 10-26-1991 ( Rock ) He was 49 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Bobby Fuller Four (They did, "I Fought The Law").
Billy Wright - Died 10-28-1991 - The Prince Of Blues - Pulmonary embolism ( R&B - Blues ) Born 5-2-1918 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Vocalist - (He did, "Blues For My Baby" and "You Satisfy").
Sylvia Fine - Died 10-28-1991 in Manhattan, New York, NY, U.S. - Emphysema ( Pop ) Born 8-29-1913 in Brooklyn, New York, NY, U.S. - Pianist and songwriter - (She co-wrote,"The Maladjusted Jester" and wrote, "Anatole Of Paris" for her husband, Danny Kaye) - Collaborated with Sammy Cahn.
Percy Randolph - Died 10-29-1991 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 1914 - Played harmonica and washboard - Worked with Snooks Eaglin.
Mort Shuman - Died 11-3-1991 - Complications due to a liver operation ( Rock Writer ) Born 11-12-1936 in New York, NY, U.S. - (Wrote, "Surrender" and co-wrote with Doc Pomus "Little Sister" and "Teenager In Love" and many others).
Chris Bender - Died 11-3-1991 - Shot ( R&B ) Born 8-2-1972 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Singer - (He had hits with, "I Knew" and "That's Not The Way").
Carter Cornelius - Died 11-7-1991 in Dania, FL, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1948 - Was a member of Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose (They did, "Treat Her Like A Lady" and "Too Late To Turn Back Now").
Charlotte Moorman (Madeline Charlotte Moorman) - The topless cellist and the Jeanne d'Arc of New Music - Died 11-8-1991 in New York, NY, U.S. - Breast cancer ( Avant-garde ) Born 11-18-1933 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Played cello and was a performance artist - Worked with Nam June Paik - She established The New York Avant Garde Festival.
Frances Faye (Frances Cohen) - Died 11-8-1991 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Cabaret ) Born 11-4-1912 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (She wrote The Andrews Sisters', "Well All Right").
Dave Rowbotham - Found dead 11-8-1991 in Burnage, Manchester, England - Murdered ( Rock ) Born 1958 in Manchester, England - Guitarist and bassist - Was a member of Fast Breeder, Durutti Column (They did, "No Communication" and "Thin Ice (Detail)"), The Mothmen (They did, "Does It Matter Irene?" and "Temptation") and Motivation.
Tony do Fumo (António Filipe Manuel) - Died 11-10-1991 - Born 10-10-1950 in Luanda - Musician - (He did, "Nginginda" and "Akamuakua") - Was a member of The Kiezos Group and The Jovens do Prenda Band.
Morton Stevens - Died 11-11-1991 in Encino, CA, U.S. - Born 1-30-1929 in Newark, NJ, U.S. - Composer - Wrote music for TV's, Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke and Police Woman.
Jacques Morali - Died 11-15-1991 in New York, NY, U.S. - Aids - Born 7-4-1947 in Paris, France - Producer and songwriter - (Co-wrote, "Macho Man" and "Y.M.C.A.") - Produced The Village People and The Ritchie Family.
Freddie Mercury ( Farouk Bulsara ) (aka Larry Lurex) - Died 11-24-1991 - AIDS related pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 9-5-1946 in Zanzibar- Was the singer for Queen (They did,"Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Another One Bites the Dust") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Eric Carr (Paul Caravello) - Died 11-24-1991 - Cerebral hemorrhage, a complication from cancer of the heart and lungs ( Rock ) Born 7-12-1950 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Drummer and singer - (He did, "Heavy Metal Baby" and "You Make Me Crazy") - Was a member of Crystal And The Cellarmen (They did, "When I Grow Tired" and "No Matter When"), Creation, Mother Nature/Father Time and Kiss (They did, "All Hell's Breaking Loose" and "Lick It Up").
Doug Maynard (aka Dog) - Died 11-29-1991 - Alcohol poisoning? ( Blues ) He was 40 years old - Singer (He did,"Lost In The Blues" and "I Keep On Getting Up") - Worked with Zarathustra, Passage, Troubled Sleep and The Bingham-McCabe Band.
Buck Clayton (Wilbur Dorsey Clayton) - Died 12-8-1991 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Swing ) Born 11-12-1911 in Parsons, KS, U.S. - Trumpet player - Was a member of The Count Basie Orchestra - Worked with Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Rushing, Lester Young and Harry James.
Headman Shabalala (Headman Msongelwa Shabalala) - Died 12-10-1991 - Shot by a white off duty employee of a private security firm, claiming to have been making a citizen's arrest ( African - Pop ) Born 10-10-1945 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Singer - Was a founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Worked with Paul Simon.
Ronnie Ross (Albert Ronald Ross) - Died 12-12-1991 ( Jazz ) Born 10-2-1933 in Calcutta, India - Saxophonist (He did, "The Country Squire" and "Pitiful Pearl") - Worked with Bryan Ferry, Matt Bianco, Lou Reed, Allan Ganley and Joe Castro.
King Kolax (William Little) - Died 12-18-1991 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. ( Blues - Bop ) Born in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Trumpet player - Worked with Gene Ammons, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Danny Knight, Billy Eckstine and Grant "Mr. Blues" Jones.
Joe Cole - Died 12-19-1991 - Shot while being robbed ( Roadie ) Born 1961 - Was a roadie for Black Flag .
Andrew Odom (aka Big Voice, BV, B.B., Little B.B., and B.B. Junior) - Died 12-23-1991 - Heart attack ( Blues ) Born 12-15-1936 in Denham Springs, LA, U.S. (He did, "East St. Louis" with Little Aaron) - Worked with Earl Hooker, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jimmy Dawkins and Steve Freund.
Billy Nelson (William Hugh Nelson Jr.) - Died 12-25-1991 - Hung himself ( Country ) Born 1958 (He was a co-writer of, "Put Me On A Train Back To Texas") Son of Willie Nelson.
Richard Blandon - Died 12-30-1991 ( Doo-Wop ) Born 9-16-1934 in Montgomery, AL, U.S. - Was a singer for The Dubs (They sang, "Could This Be Magic" and "You're Free to Go").
Bobby Christian - Died 12-31-1991 ( Jazz - Classical ) Born 1911 - Percussionist - Worked with Paul Whiteman, The Louis Panico Band, The Paul Riker Band, The NBC Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony, The Percy Faith Orchestra and the studio bands of Warner Bros, MGM and Universal.
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