1998 - 1999
Welcome to The Dead Rock Stars Club! 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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Rainer Pietsch - Died 1998 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Guitarist, singer, keyboardist and arranger - Worked with The Plack-Fizzles and That's New who were renamed The End - (Wrote Joy Fleming's, "Ein Lied kann eine Brucke sein") - Co-wrote songs for Amanda Lear.
Tony Jacques - Died 1998 ( Folk ) Born in Liverpool, England - Singer - Was a member of The Liverpool Fishermen.
Buddy Randall (Bill Crandall) (William Crandall) - Died 1998 ( Rock - Gospel ) Born 11-9-1941 - Saxophonist, drummer and singer - Was a member of The Knickerbockers (They did, "Lies" and "One Track Mind") - Worked with The Rockin' Saints, The Royal Teens ("Short Shorts") and Jerusalem Rivers.
Ringo Stilke - Died 1998 - Drummer - Worked with Bayon - Father of drummer, Denis Stilke.
Bruce Early - Died 1998 ( Jazz ) Pianist - He led The Bruce Early Orchestra and The Night Band - Worked with Tim Froncek.
James DeShay - Died 1998 ( Blues ) Born 5 -16-1919 in Benoit, MS, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Little Walter Jacobs, Robert Nighthawk and Big Joe Williams.
Wayne Patterson - Died 1998 ( Rock ) Guitarist - Worked with Alias Fox and Wooden Spoon.
Nama Hendel (Nechama Hendel) - Died 1998 - Born 1936 - Singer - (She did, "Machar") - Worked with Ran Eliran (They did, "Ran veNama" and "Tzena Tzena").
Big Friswa - Died 1998 ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Jenghiz Khan (They did, "Trip To Paradise" and "The Moderate").
Ray Renz - Died 1998 - Complications of diabetes ( Rock ) Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Ray And The Ravens and The Pacifics.
Gary Morrison - Died 1998 ( Doo-Wop - R&B ) Was a member of the reformed Chords.
Clay Jerrolds - Died 1998 - Cancer ( Western ) (He co-wrote, "I Picked A Rose (In Ol' San Antone)") - He was a member of The J-38 Land And Cattle Company (They did, "Midnight Serenade") - Worked with Jim Farrell and Stu Stuart.
Harry Driver - Died 1998 - He was 66 years old - Managed Gene Barbour & The Cavaliers and The Men Of Distinction who later changed their name to Harry's Band in his memory.
Aaron Collins - Died 1998 ( R&B ) Born 9-3-1930? in Kress City, AR, U.S.? - Was a member of The Jacks (They did,"I'm Confessin" and a remake of,"Why Don't You Write Me?") and The Cadets (They did,"Don't Be Angry", "I Cried" and a hit version of,"Stranded In The Jungle") The UGHA Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Nick King - Died 1998 - Car crash ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Magic (They did,"Keep On Movin'On" and "Sound Of Tears Is Silent").
Anthony Gaines - Died 1998 ( Doo-Wop - R&B ) Was a member of the reformed Cleftones.
George Jackson - Died 1998 ( Scottish Folk ) Played fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle and guitar - He was a co-founder of Ossian.
Jacky Huys - Died 1998 ( Writer ) Wrote for pop and rock magazines including, De Morgen and Knack and also for Oors Popencyclopedie.
Steve McNally - 1998 - Cancer - Was the lead singer for Roadmaster(They did."Sweet Music" and "Someday").
Fritz Anderson - Died 1998 ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of LSD & The Adicts and The Lost Children (They did, "Of Leaves" and "My Reasons For Living").
Will Clay - Died 1998 - Heroin overdose ( Punk ) Born 1955 - Bassist and saxophonist - Worked with The Shitty Beatles later renamed The Potatoes (They did,"Hong Kong Cha Cha Cha" and "Clampett Rap"), Red Tapes , Toys (They did,"Why Don't You Hate Me Like Everybody Else?") The Telefones and The Vomit Pigs ("Lunchbox").
Char Vinnedge - Died 1998 ( Rock ) Born 1944 - She was a guitarist and singer for The Tremolons (They did,"Whole Lot of Shakin'") and The Luv'd Ones (They did,"Yeah, I'm Feelin' Fine" and "Up Down Sue").
Clyde Giles - Died 1998 ( Doo-Wop ) Was a singer for The Emeralds (They did,"Someone To Love Me").
Dave "Mushy" Cooper - Died 1998 ( Rock ) Was a bass guitarist for The Undertakers (They did,"Mashed Potatoes"), Faron's Flamingos (They did,"Shake Sherry"), The Renegades, The Pawns and Lee Curtis & The All Stars .
Jimmy The Hoover - Died 1998 - Boating accident - (He recorded, "Tantalise").
Jiri Koslovsky - died in 1998 - Born in 1955 - Founder of Cechomor (Czesko-Moravski Orkestar).
Joe Martinez (aka Accordion Abuser) - Died 1-?-1998 - Heart attack while jamming at a club ( Tejano - Conjunto ) Born 1964 Accordionist - Was a member of The Hometown Boys and the leader of Joe Martinez And Dream - West Texas Walk Of Fame Inductee.
Dusan Gerzic Gera - Died 1-?-1998 in Belgrade ( New Wave ) Born 3-4-1961 - Played saxophone and drums - Was a member of VIA Talas.
Nik Venet (Nikolas Kostantinos Venetoulis) - Died 1-2-1998 - Lymphoma ( Producer ) Born 12-3-1936 - Produced The Beach Boys ("Surfin' Safari" and "409"), Glen Campbell, Bobby Darin and others.
Mae Questel (Mae Kwestel) - Died 1-4-1998 in New York, NY, U.S. - Alzheimer's ( Pop ) Born 9-13-1908 in New York, NY, U.S. - (She did a remake of, "On The Good Ship, Lollipop") - She was the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.
John Gary - Died 1-4-1998 - Cancer ( Pop ) Born 11-29-1932 - (He did, "More") - Was a singer with Ken Murray's Blackouts - Hosted TV's, The John Gary Show.
Sonny Bono (Salvatore Phillip Bono) - Died 1-5-1998 in South Lake Tahoe, California, U.S. - Skiing accident ( Pop ) Born 2-16-1935 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did,"Laugh At Me") - He was half of the duo, Sonny & Cher with his wife at that time (They did, "The Beat Goes On" and "I Got You Babe") - He was elected as the mayor of Palm Springs and to The U.S. House Of Representatives.
Ken Forssi - Died 1-5-1998 - Brain Cancer (Rock - Psychedelic - Folk) Born 1943 - Was a bassist for Love (They recorded, "Alone Again Or" and "7 And 7 Is").
John Duich - Died 1-8-1998 - Heart failure ( Blues - Rock ) He was 44 years old - Guitarist - Worked with The Bad Examples (They did, "Not Dead Yet"), The Blue Balls and Peter Bernas.
George Khoury - Died 1-8-1998 - Born 7-17-1908 - Record executive - Founder of the Khoury and Lyric record labels - He recorded Nathan Abshire, Phil Phillips and Cookie And The Cupcakes.
Owen Bradley - Died 1-8-1998 - Heart ailment ( Producer ) Born 10-21-1915 - Produced hits by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Conway Twitty, Ernest Tubb, k.d. lang and many others.
Phyllis Nelson - Died 1-12-1998 - Breast cancer ( Disco ) Born 10-?-1950 - Singer - (She did, "Don't Stop The Train" and "Move Closer") - Was a member of Brown Sugar (They did, "The Game Is Over" and "I'm Going Through Changes Now").
John T. Samples Sr. - Died 1-13-1998 ( Blues ) Born 1-10-1898 in Kilgore, TX, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, harmonica and piano - (He did, "Nobody's Bizness") - Was a member of Poison, Antidote And Prevention.
Joe "Stoots" Ciauri - Died 1-14-1998 ( Punk ) Born 3-17-1973 in Torrance - Was a bassist for F.Y.P.
Junior Wells (Amos Wells Blakemore Jr.) - Died 1-15-1998 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Lymphoma ( R&B ) Born 12-9-1934 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. - Harmonica player - Worked with Buddy Guy, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters and Carlos Santana - Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Lee Lavergne (John Levence Lavergne) - Died 1-16-1998 - Heart attack ( Producer ) Born 12-10-1932 - Founded Lanor Records - He recorded Elton Anderson, Dr. John, Jay Randall, Ella Brown, Bill Price, Charles Mann and many others.
Cliffie Stone (Cliffird Gilpin Snyder) - Died 1-16-1998 - Heart attack ( Country ) Born 3-1-1917 in Burbank, CA, U.S. - (He did, "The Popcorn Song" and co-wrote, "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed") - Worked with Freddie Slack and Anson Weeks - His bands were, Cliffie Stone & His Orchestra, Cliffie Stone & His Barn Dance Band and Cliffie Stone's Country Hombres - He was an A&R executive with Capitol for 20 years.
Junior Kimbrough (David Kimbrough) - Died 1-17-1998 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S. - Heart attack ( Blues ) Born 7-28-1930 in Hudson, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist, singer and song writer - ( He did, "Keep Your Hands Off Her" and "All Night Long").
Carl Perkins (Carl Lee Perkings)- Died 1-19-1998 in Jackson, TN, U.S. - Cancer and stroke complications ( Rock & Roll - Rockabilly ) Born 4-9-1932 in Tiptonville, Tenn., U.S. (He recorded, "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Dixie Fried") Was a member of The Perkins Brothers - Wrote songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, The Judds, George Strait and The Beatles - Hall Of Fame Of the National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences Inductee, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Antoine Lundy (Antoine Maurice Lundy) (aka T.C.D.) - Died 1-21-1998 in East Stroudsburg, PA, U.S. - Lou Gehrig's disease ( Hip Hop - R&B ) Born 2-3-1964 in Staten Island, NY, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Dr. Rock And The MCs which became Force M.D.'s (with M.D. standing for Musical Diversity) (They did, "Tender Love" and "Love Is A House").
Johnny Funches - Died 1-23-1998 ( R&B - Soul ) Born 7-18-1935 in Harvey, IL, U.S. - Was the lead singer of The Dells (They did, "Stay In My Corner" and "Oh, What A Night") - Rock And Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Walter Bishop Jr. - Died 1-24-1998 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 1928 - Pianist - Recorded with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and others - Was a member of Art Blakey's 17 Messengers.
Bob Russell - Died 1-24-1998 near Sarasota, FL, U.S. ( Swing - Pop - Opera ) Born 1908 - (He did, "Ballot Box Boogie in the Key Of Franklin D" and "Donkey Serenade") - Sang with Tommy Dorsey, Rudy Vallee, Benny Goodman and Sophie Tucker.
Attila Zoller - Died 1-25-1998 in Townshend, VT, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 6-13-1927 in Visegrad, Hungary - Played guitar - Worked with Tabanyi Pinoccio, Chico Hamilton, Red Norvo, Vera Auer, Jutta Hipp, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Oscar Pettiford, Bud Shank, Benny Goodman, Tony Scott, Kenny Clarke, Lee Konitz, Don Friedman, Herbie Hancock and Hans Koller - Founder of The Vermont Jazz Centre.
S.P. Leary - Died 1-26-1998 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Complications from cancer and a stroke ( Blues ) Born 6-6-1930 in Carthage, Texas, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, James Cotton and T-Bone Walker .
Tarig Abubakar - 1-28-1998 - Car accident ( Soukous - Reggae - Rhumba - Pop ) Born 1966 in Khartoum, Sudan - Saxophonist and vocalist - Was a member of The Afro Nubians.
Beth Verret - Died 2-?-1998 - Cancer - Born 1947 - She directed The Festival International de Louisiane for five years - She was the wife of cajun accordionist, Errol Verret.
Seamie Gavin (Seamus Gavin) - Died 2-?-1998 ( Jazz - Pop ) Played bass - Was a member of The Brose Walsh Band.
Fat Pat (Patrick Hawkins) Died 2-3-1998 - Shot to death ( Rap ) Born 1971 in Houston, TX, U.S. - (He did, "Tops Drop" and "Wanna Be A Baller").
Joe Stubbs (Joseph Stubbles) - Died 2-5-1998 - Heart problem ( Soul ) Born 1942 - Was a singer for The Falcons (They did, "You're So Fine"), The Originals ("Need Your Lovin' Want You Back"), The Contours ("Just A Little Misunderstanding") and 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (They did, "Somebody's Been Sleeping") - Brother of Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops.
Nick Webb - Died 2-5-1998 - Pancreatic cancer ( Rock ) Born 1954 - Was a guitarist for Acoustic Alchemy .
Tim Kelly (Timothy Patrick Kelly) - Died 2-5-1998 in Baghdad, AZ, U.S. - Head injuries from a crash with an 18 wheel tractor trailer - ( Metal ) Born 1-13-1963 in Trenton, NJ, U.S. - Was a guitarist for Slaughter (They did, "Up All Night" and "Thinking Of June") - Worked with Hellion, New Haven, and Allegiance.
Carl Wilson (Carl Dean Wilson) - Died 2-6-1998 - Lung cancer ( Surf Rock ) Born 12-21-1946 in Hawthorne, CA, U.S. - Was a singer and lead guitarist for The Beach Boys (They did, "Dance, Dance, Dance" and"God Only Knows") - "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee"
Falco (Johann H. Holzel) - Died 2-6-1998 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - Car crash ( New Wave ) Born 2-19-1957 in Vienna, Austria - (Sang, "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Body Next to Body").
Olli Fernickel (aka Zeutan) (Oliver Fernickel) - Died 2-9-1998 - Heart attack ( Metal ) Singer - Worked with Darkness.
Pablo Armitano - Died 2-10-1998 in Caracas, Venezuela - ( Tropical - Jazz ) Born 11-25-1924 in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela - Trumpet player, director and musical professor - Led his own orchestra - Was director of several Military's Bands - Worked for L.A. Larrain, Aldemaro Romero, Pedro Belisario and Orq. Filarmónica de Caracas.
Alex Kramer (Alex Charles Kramer) - Died 2-10-1998 in Fairfield, CT, U.S. ( Big Band ) Born 5-30-1903 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Songwriter and orchestra leader - (He wrote,"Far Away Places", "It All Comes Back to Me Now" and many others with his wife, Joan Whitney - Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Thomas Chapin - Died 2-13-1998 - Complications due to leukemia ( Jazz ) Born 1958 - Saxophonist - He lead Lionel Hampton's orchestra and was a member of Chico Hamilton's band.
Buddy Lee - Died 2-13-1998 - Respiratory failure ( Country ) Born 1933.
Bob Merrill - Died 2-17-1998 - Suicide ( Pop Songwriter ) Born 5-17-1921 (He wrote "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?" and Barbra Streisand's "People").
Ned Lieben - Died 2-19-1998 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 4-18-1953 - He was 1/2 of Ebn-Ozn (They did,"Aeiou Sometimes Y" and "Pop Art Bop").
Grandpa Jones (Louis Marshall Jones) (aka The Young Singer of Old Songs) - Died 2-19-1998 ( Country ) Born 10-20- 1913 in Niagara, Henderson County, Kentucky, U.S. - Banjo player - (He did,"Eight More Miles To Louisville" and "Mountain Dew") Was a member of The Shepherd Brothers, The Munich Mountaineers and The Brown's Ferry Four - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Bob McBride (Robert Bruce McBride) - Died 2-20-1998 in Toronto, Canada - Heart failure, he had diabetes and hepatitis-B ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 11-17-1947 in Toronto, Canada - Singer - Was a member of Lighthouse (They did, "One Fine Morning" and "Sunny Days").
Rockin Sydney ( Sidney Simien ) - Died 2-23-1998 - Throat cancer ( Blues - Swamp Pop - Zydeco ) Born 4-9-1938 in Lebeau, LA, U.S. - Was a member of Sidney Simien And His All Stars and Count Rocking Sidney And His Dukes ( He recorded, "My Toot Toot" and "No Good Woman").
Big Mama (Betty Rankin) (Betty Bursley) - Died 2-24-1998 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( DJ ) Born 12-2-1918 in New Haven Connecticut, U.S. - Besides being a noted Jazz DJ hosting, "The Moldy Fig Show" she was also was a curator at Tulane University's William Ransom Hogan Jazz Archive.
Ron Tuccitto - Died 2-27-1998 - Car accident ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of The Mob - Worked with Carl Cherry ("The Itch"), The Impacts, The Berry Brothers, The Uneeks, The Sen-Say-Shuns and Johnny Ray Gomez - The Nebraska Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Andrew Birgdorf (aka Slayer) - Died 3-2-1998 - Car accident ( Metal ) Born 1-22-1969 - Bassist - Was a member of Mournblade - Worked with Batman's Enemies and Sacreligious Death.
Jackie Lee "Waukeen" Cochran - Died 3-3-1998 - Heart attack ( Rock-a-billy ) Born 2-5-1934 in Georgia - (He did, "Mama, Doncha Think I Know" and "Hip Shakin' Mama").
Joshua Heatley (aka Jagger) - Died 3-5-1998 ( Metal ) Bassist and singer - Was a member of Infamy.
Laurie Beechman - Died 3-8-1998 ( Singer - Performer ) Born 1955 - (She did, "Listen to My Heart" and "If We Only Have Love") She was a singer for Laurie And The Sighs - She sang in many Broadway musicals including, Dangerous Music (with Shaun Cassidy) and Cats.
Stacy Guess - Died 3-11-1998 in Chapel Hill, NC, U.S. - Heroin overdose ( Neo Swing ) Born 11-21-1964 or 1966 - Played trumpet and guitar - Worked with SOMA, The Venus Flytrap Girls, The Pressure Boys, The Sex Police and The Squirrel Nut Zippers (They did, "Club Limbo" and "Good Enough For Granddad").
Judge Dread ( Alex Hughes ) - Died 3-13-98 - Heart attack ( Reggae ) Born 1945 (He did,"Big Six" and "Je T'aime (moi non plus)").
Dave Lewis - Died 3-13-1998 ( Rock ) Born in England - Guitarist and keyboardist - Worked with Ambrosia, Atlantic Starr and Shadowfax .
Jeep Holland (Hugh Henry Holland) - Died 3-14-1998 - Complications from diabetes - Born 1943 - Owner of A-Squared Records which was the first to record The MC5 and The Rationals.
Tim Maia - The king of Brazilian soul music - Died 3-15-1998 - Lung infection, which spread to his entire body ( Soul ) Born 1943.
Black Lone Ranger (James Ramsey) - Died 3-17-1998 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 2-1-1932 in Jackson, MS, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Rock Me" and "I'm A Man") - Worked with Vance Kelly And The Backstreet Blues Band, Billy Branch And The Sons Of Blues and J.W. Williams And The Chi-Town Hustlers.
Michael Ward - Died 3-18-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 1954 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Percussionist - Was the leader of The Reward - Worked with The Wild Magnolias, The ReBirth Brass Band, Harry Connick Jr. and Maceo Parker.
George Howard - Died 3-22-1998 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Colon cancer or lymphoma ( Jazz - Funk - Urban Soul ) Born 9-15-1957 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Saxophonist - (Recorded, "No, No, No") - His last recording was his version of Sly And The Family Stone's, "There's A Riot Going On".
Denis Charles (Denis Alphonso Charles) (aka Dennis Charles and Jazz) - Died 3-26-1998 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Heart failure brought on by influenza ( Jazz ) Born 12-4-1933 in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands - Drummer - Member of The Denis Charles Quartet and The Rick DellaRatta Trio - Worked with Roy Campbell, Claude Lawrence, Thomas Borgmann, Evelyn Blakey, Billy Bang, Luther Thomas, Bob Ackerman and many others.
Kasey Cisyk - Died 3-29-1998 - Breast cancer ( Pop ) (She recorded the original,"You Light Up My Life") She sang TV jingles for Sears and Ford and also sang background vocals for Roberta Flack, Carly Simon, Carole King and David Sanborn.
Phil Suchomel - Died 4-?-1998- Complications due to asthma ( Rock ) Was the guitarist for Naked Aggression(They did,"They Can't Keep Me Down" and "Time Bomb").
Rozz Williams (Roger Alan Painter) - Died 4-1-1998 in West Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Hanged himself ( Goth Rock ) Born 11-6-1963 in Pomona, CA, U.S - Was a member of Christian Death (They did, "Romeo's Distress" and "Dream For Mother"- Worked with Gitane Demone ("Moon Without A Tear "), Premature Ejaculation ("Negative Findings") and Heltir.
Rob Pilatus - Died 4-2-1998 - Drug and alcohol overdose ( Pop ) Born 6-8-1965 - Was 1/2 of Millie Vanilli .
Clifton M. "Cliff" White - Died 4-2-1998 ( R&B - Soul ) Born 1922 - Band leader and guitar session man - Worked with The Mills Brothers, Sam Cooke (He did,"Chain Gang" and "Bring It On Home to Me") and others.
Cor van der Beek (Cornelius van der Beek) - Died 4-2-1998 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 6-6-1948 - Drummer - Was a member of Shocking Blue - Worked with Livin' Blues.
Tim Yohannan - Died 4-3-1998 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Lymphatic cancer - Born 8-151945 in New Jersey, U.S. - Editor - Was the founder of the punk rock magazine "Maximum Rock N Roll".
Alvin "Red" Tyler - Died 4-3-1998 - Natural causes ( Jazz - R&B - Bop ) Born 12-5-1925 - Saxophonist - Work with Gatemouth Brown, Dr. John and Professor Longhair.
Cozy Powell (Colin Flooks) - Died 4-5-1998 - High speed car crash ( Rock ) Born 12-29-1947 - Drummer (He recorded, "The Man In Black" and "Na Na Na") Was a member of The Sorcerers, Bedlam, Cozy Powell's Hammer (They did,"Octopuss" and "Rattler"), The Michael Schenker Group, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, The Jeff Beck Group and Rainbow .
Wendy O. Williams (Wendy Orlean Williams) (aka The Squirrel Lady) - Died 4-6-1998 in Storrs, CN, U.S. - Shot herself ( Punk - Metal - Rap ) Born 5-28-1949 in Webster, NY, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "It's My Life" and "Ready To Rock") - Was a member of The Plasmatics (They did, "Butcher Baby" and "Sometimes I...") and Ultrafly And The Hometown Girls (They did, "La La Land" and "Laffing 'n' Scratching") - Worked with Lemmy ("Stand By Your Man"), Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Eric Carr - She appeared in the movie, Reform School Girls.
Tammy Wynette (Virginia Wynette Pugh) - The First Lady of Country Music - Died 4-6-1998 - Blood clot ( Country Western ) Born 5-5-1942 in Itawambe County, Mississippi, U.S. (She sang, "Stand By Your Man" and "I Don't Wanna Play House") - She also recorded with House-Dance band KLF - She was once married to George Jones.
Carlos Vega - Died 4-7-1998 - Shot himself ( Folk ) Born 12-7-1957 - Drummer - Worked with James Taylor .
Tom Cora ( Corra ) - Died 4-9-1998 - Melanoma ( Rock - Avant Garde ) Born 1954 - Cello player - Played for Curlew, Skeleton Crew, and The Ex .
Andy Florio (Andres (or possibly Andrew) Nicola Florio) - Died 4-9-1998 in Glendale, CA, U.S. ( Dance - Big Band ) Born 5-25-1927 in Elk County, PA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
Eddie O'Jay (Edward O. Jackson) - Died 4-10-1998 - Heart attack ( DJ ) Pioneer of black radio - He named "The O'Jays".
DePriest Wheeler (DePriest E. B. Wheeler) - Died 4-10-1998 - Born 1903 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - Played trombone - Was a member of The Robinson Syncopaters, The Cotton Club Orchestra, The Missourians and The Cab Calloway Orchestra.
Lillian Briggs (Lillian Biggs) - Died 4-11-1998 in Miami Beach, FL, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Pop - Rockabilly ) Born 6-3-1933 in Allentown, PA, U.S. - Sang and played trombone - (She did, "I Want You To Be My Baby" and "Follow The Leader") .
James B. Conkling - Died 4-12-1998 - Born 1915 - Helped launch Warner Brothers Records and The National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences - Produced Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Tex Ritter and Mel Torme - He started the mail order record club, "Columbia House" - Husband of singer, Donna King of The King Sisters.
Rose Maddox (Roselea Arbana Brogden)- Died 4-15-1998 - Kidney failure ( Rockabilly - Gospel - Bluegrass ) Born 8-15-1925 (She did,"Sing A Little Song Of Heartache").
Linda McCartney (Linda Louise Eastman) (Lady McCartney) - Died 4-17-1998 in Tucson, AZ, U.S. - Breast Cancer ( Rock - Pop ) Born 9-24-1941 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer, keyboardist and photographer - (She did, "Wild Prairie" and "Light Comes From Within") - Was a member of Wings - Her photographs have appeared in Rolling Stone magazine - She was married to Paul McCartney (They co-wrote, "Live And Let Die").
Dorothy Squires (Edna May Squires) - Died 4-14-1998 - Cancer ( Pop - Big Band ) Born 1915 - (She did, "The Gypsy" with Billy Reid and "I'm Walking Behind You").
Saul Viera (aka El Gavilancillo) - Died 4-20-1998 - Shot in a parking lot ( Mexican corrido ) - Singer.
Helen Ward - Died 4-21-1998 in Arlington, VA, U.S. ( Big Band ) Born 9-19-1913 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Burton Lane, Hal McIntyre, Bob Crosby, Joe Sullivan, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Wild Bill Davidson, Peanuts Hucko and Red Norvo.
Eloy Bernal - Died 4-22-1998 - His tour bus overturned ( Conjunto - Tejano - Gospel ) Born 1937 - Was a member of Los Hermanitos Bernal and El Conjunto Bernal.
Carlo Donida - Died 4-22-1998 in Italy ( Songwriter ) Born 1920 in Milan, Italy (He co-wrote, "I (Who Have Nothing)" and Tom Jones', "Help Yourself").
Mel Powell (Melvin Epstein) - Died 4-24-1998 ( Big Band - Swing - Classical ) Born 2-12-1923 in New York, NY, U.S. - Piano player - Worked with Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman ("Mission To Moscow" and "Jersey Bounce").
George Tuerck - Died 4-27-1998 - Born 1907 - Clarinetis - Worked with Liza Minnelli, Pearl Bailey, Jimmy Durante and others.
Harold Lee "Curly" Chalker - Died 4-30-1998 - Cancer related brain tumor ( Rock - Country - Pop ) Born 1932 - Played steel guitar - Recorded with Leon Russell, Bill Haley & The Comets, Marie Osmond, Simon And Garfunkel and others.
Syd Lawrence - Died 5-?-1998 ( Big Band ) Born 1923 - Played cornet - Led The Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Worked with The Northern Dance Orchestra.
Ethan Crosby (Floyd Delafield Crosby Jr.) - Found dead 5-?-1998, he had been missing for six months - Suicide ( Folk ) Born 1937 - Singer and guitarist - Was half of the duo, Ethan & David with his brother, David Crosby - Was a member of Crosby, Crosby, Ingram and Clough - Worked with The Les Baxter Balladeers.
Hide(Hideto Matsumoto) - Died 5-2-1998 in Tokyo, Japan - Hung himself ( Rock ) Born 12-13-1964 in Yokosuka, Japan - (He did,"Pink Spider" and "Ever Free") - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of X Japan (They did,"Dahlia" and "Rusty Nail") and Zilch (They did, "Sold Some Attitude" and "Swampsnake").
Faye Darlin (Rose Purcell Smith) - Died 5-2-1998 ( Country ) Born 1933 - Singer.
Tommy McCook - Died 5-5-1998 - Pneumonia and heart failure ( Ska ) Born 3-4-1927 in Kingston, Jamaica - Tenor, saxophonist, flautist, composer and arranger - Was a member of The Skatalites and The Supersonics.
Eddie Rabbitt ( Eddie Thomas ) - Died 5-7-1998 - Lung cancer (Country - Pop) Born 11-27-1941 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. (Sang, "I Love A Rainy Night" and "Suspicions") He wrote, Elvis Presley's "Kentucky Rain" and did," You And I", a duet with Crystal Gayle .
Alphonso Howell - Died 5-7-1998 ( Rock ) Born 1937 - Was a member of the Sensations (They did, "Let Me In").
Blue Lu Barker (Louise Dupont) - Died 5-7-1998 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 11-13-1913 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer - (She sang, "Don't You Feel My Leg" and "Look What Baby's Got For You") - She was married to jazz artist, Danny Barker - The Louisiana Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Alice Faye (Alice Jeane Leppert) - Died 5-9-1998 in Rancho Mirage, CA, U.S. - Stomach cancer- Born 5-5-1915 in New York, NY. U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "You'll Never Know"") - Appeared in the movies, Fallen Angel and Hello, Frisco, Hello - She had been married to actor and singer, Tony Martin and bandleader, Phil Harris.
Lester Butler - Died 5-10-1998 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Overdose of heroin and cocaine; two of his friends were convicted in his death with involuntary manslaughter ( Blues - Rock ) Born 11-12-1959 in Virginia, U.S. - Singer and harmonica player - Was a member of The Red Devils (They did, "Tail Dragger" and "No Fightin'") and 13 (They did, "So Low Down" and "Sweet Tooth") - Worked with Billy Boy Arnold, Plastilina Mosh, R. L. Burnside, Rancid, Finis Tasby and Johnny Rivers.
Frank Sinatra (Francis Albert Sinatra) (aka Ol' Blue Eyes) The Chaiman Of The Board - Died 5-14-1998 ( Swing - Standards - Pop ) Born 12-12-1915 in Hoboken, NJ, U.S. - (He recorded, "Something Stupid" with daughter Nancy Sinatra and did Jim Croce's, "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown") - Ex-husband of Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow.
Rudy West - Died 5-14-1998 - Heart attack after cancer treatment ( Doo-Wop ) Born 7-25-1933 in Newport News, VA, U.S. - Was the lead singer of The Five Keys who originlly were called The Sentimental Four (They sang,"The Glory Of Love" and "Mama (Your Daughter Told A Lie on Me)").
Big Daddy Green (Louis Charles Green) - Died 5-18-1998 ( Swamp Pop - Cajun ) Born 1935 - Worked with Rockin' Sidney, The Alfred Pete Group and Cookie And The Cupcakes.
Dorothy Donegan - Died 5-19-1998 - Colon cancer ( Jazz - Boogie Woogie - Cocktail Music ) Born 4-6-1924 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Pianist - Was the leader of The Dorothy Donegan Trio (They did, "When I Fall In Love I Can't Get Started" and "Lullaby Or Leave Me") .
Royce Kendall - Died 5-22-1998 ( Country ) Born 9-25-1934 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - He was half of the duo The Kendalls with his daughter Jeannie (They did, "Heaven's Just A Sin Away").
Frank Motley (aka Dual Trumpet) - Died 5-31-1998 ( R&B ) Born 12-20-1923 in Cheraw, South Carolina, U.S. - Trumpeter - (He did, "Bow WowWow" and a remake of "Hound Dog") - He had a band called The Motley Crew (They did,"Any Other Way") - Worked with Nat Towles, Tommy T.N.T Tribble, Preston Love, Angel Face Kenley, Jackie Shane, The Red Toppers and King Herbert Whitaker - He could play two trumpets simultaneously.
Helen Carter - Died 6-2-1998 ( Country ) Born 9-12-1927 - (She wrote, "Poor Old Heartsick Me") - Was one of The Carter Sisters, a member of The Carter Family and Mother Maybelle & The Carter Sisters - Daughter of Maybelle Carter and sister-in-law of Johnny Cash.
Junk Yard Dog (Sylvester Ritter) (aka Big Daddy Ritter and Stagger Lee) - Died 6-2-1998 - Auto accident ( Wrestler ) Born 1952 - (He did the rock song, "Grab Them Cakes" for The Wrestling Album).
Jack Bedient - Died 6-4-1998 in Redondo Beach, CA, U.S. ( Pop ) Born 9-10-1937 in Mason City, Wash., U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Led Jack Bedient & The Chessmen (They did, "Double Whammy" and "Repunzel").
Jerry Neil Capehart (aka Jerry Berryhill and Jerry Neal) - Died 6-7-1998 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Brain cancer - Born 8-22-1928 - Songwriter, manager and music publisher - (Co-wrote, "Summertime Blues" with Eddie Cochran).
William Schwann - The father of the record catalogs - Died 6-7-1998 -Natural causes ( Musicologist ) Born 5-13-1913 in Salem, Illinois, U.S. - He started The Schwann catalog now called Schwann's Opus.
Wally Gold - Died 6-7-1998 - Colitis ( Songwriter - Producer ) Born 5-15-1928 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - (He wrote, "It's My Party" and "It's Now or Never") - Was a singer for The Four Esquires - Produced The Blues Project, Kansas, Gene Pitney and Sarah Dash.
Steve Sanders - Died 6-10-1998 - Shot himself ( Country ) Born 1953 - Was a member of The Oak Ridge Boys .
Johnnie Bachemin - Died 6-10-1998 - Stabbed and beaten ( Jazz ) Born 1926 - Pianist - He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show twice.
Theresa Merrert - Died 6-12-98 - Skin cancer - She sang in the boadway version of The Wiz as Aunt Em.
Joe D'Gerolamo, Jr. - Died 6-12-1998 ( Jazz - Orchestral ) Born 1929 - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Memphis Symphony Orchestra - Worked with Nelson Eddy, Charlie Barnet, Frank Sinatra, Tex Beneke, Jimmy Dorsey, Isaac Hayes and Elvis Presley.
Jack McFadden - Died 6-16-1998 - Cirrhosis of the liver ( Manager ) Managed Billy Ray Cyrus and Buck Owens .
Edward Eliscu - Died 6-18-1998 in Newtown, CT, U.S. - Born 4-26-1902 in New York, NY, U.S. - Lyricist, actor and playwright - (He co-wrote, "More Than You Know" and "Without A Song") - Composed music for movies including, Flying Down To Rio - Collaborated with Billy Rose, Billy Hill, Jay Gorney, Henry Myers, Vincent Youmans, John Green, Gus Kahn, Vernon Duke, Ned Lehac, Manning Sherwin and Richard Myers - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Archie Edwards - Died 6-19-1998 ( Blues ) Born 9-4-1918 near Union Hall, Virginia, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Saturday Night Hop" and "I Called My Baby Long Distance") Worked with Mississippi John Hurt, The Travelling Blues Workshop, Eleanor Ellis, Flora Molton, Richard "Mr. Bones" Thomas and Mark Wenner - He even played at his own, Archie's Barber Shop.
Bobby Gimby - Died 6-20-1998 - Pneumonia( Pop ) Born 10-15-1918 in Cabri, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Gerhard Gundermann - Died 6-21-1998 ( Rock ) Born 2-21-1955 (He did,"Scheißspiel" and "Meine Hände").
Rich Allen (Richard Allen Winkelspecht) - Died 6-21-1998 - Overdose of valium and Darvon? ( Rock ) Born 9-19-1964 - Was the drummer for Asylum - Worked with The Dead End Kids.
Earl Peterson Sr. - Died 6-24-1998 ( Gospel ) Born 1944 - Singer - Was a member of The Christian Brothers Gospel Group.
Andrew Jones - Died 6-25-1998 ( Doo-Wop - R&B ) Born 11-17-1934 - (He wrote, "When You Dance") Was a member of The Turbans.
Lunes Matub - Died 6-25-1998 - Stabbed ( Singer )
Horst Jankowski (aka Jacob) - Died 6-29-1998 - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 1-30-1936 in Berlin, Germany - Pianist - (He did, "A Walk In The Black Forrest" and "Jakobsleiter") - Was a member of SDR Big Band.
Tommy Calandra - Died 7-?-1998 ( Rock - R&B ) Bassist - Was a member of Raven (They did, "Stormy Monday" and "Bad News") - Owner of BCMK Studios.
Kay Thompson - Died 7-2-1998 ( Novelty ) Born 11-9-1913 - (She did, "Eloise") - Was an author of children's books.
Tony De Vit - Died 7-2-1998 - Bronchial failure - Born 9-12-1957 in Kidderminster, England - Rock DJ and producer - One of England's most popular DJs.
Rev. Cleophus Robinson (aka Bro Cleophus Robinson) - Died 7-2-1998 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Illness ( Gospel ) Born 3-181932 in Canton, MS, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Now Lord" and "Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up") - Worked with with The Roberta Martin Singers, Napoleon Brown, Josephine James ("Pray For Me"), The Gospel Chimes and Brother Joe May.
Greg Burge - Died 7-4-1998 - Brain tumor - Sang in the broadway version of The Wiz as the scarecrow and was in The Chorus Line.
Danny Kyle - Died 7-5-1998 ( Scottish Folk ) Played guitar and sang - (He did, "Keek A Boo" and "The Yawning Man").
Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye) King Of The Cowboys - Died 7-6-1998 ( Country & Western - Gospel ) Born 11-5-1911 in Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. - Was a member of Pioneer Trio, Sons Of The Pioneers (They did, "Tumbling Tumbleweed"), The Rocky Mountaineers and Jack LeFevre And His Texas Outlaws - Was married to Dale Evans (She and Roy did, "Happy Trails").
Aldo Stellita (Aldo Salvatore Stellita) - Died 7-9-1998 in Udine, Italy ( Rock ) Born 8-2-1947 in Campobello di Mazara, near Trapani, Italy - Bassist and composer - Worked with Matia Bazar.
Jimmy Driftwood (James Corbett Morris) - Died 7-12-1998 - Heart failure ( Folk ) Born 6-20-1917 - (Wrote and recorded, "The Battle of New Orleans", which Johnny Horton later had a big hit with and "Tennessee Stud." ).
Beryl Bryden (Beryl Audrey Bryden) - Britain's queen of the blues - Died 7-14-1998 -Lymphatic cancer ( Jazz - Blues ) Born 5-11-1920 (She did, "Rock Island Line") - Worked with George Webb, Freddy Randall, Alex Welsh, Billie Holliday and Louis Armstrong - Was a member of The Cambridge Jazz Club.
Marc Hunter - Died 7-17-1998 - Throat cancer ( Rock ) - Born 1954 in New Zealand - Was the lead singer for Dragon (They did, "April Sun In Cuba" and "Get That Jive") - Australian Record Industry Association's Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Keith Harwood (Keith Uren) - Died 7-18-1998 in Seasalter, near Whitstable - After he collapsed on stage ( Rock ) He was 48 years old - Singer - Led The Keith Harwood Band - Was a member of Captain Black and New Dimensions (They did, "September Days" and "Love Refused To Linger").
Samuel Alcorn - Died 7-20-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 1937 - Played Trumpet - Worked with Jerry Butler, Albert "Papa" French, June Gardner, Fats Domino, Deacon John, The Alvin Alcorn Trio, Duke Ellington and The Imperial Brass Band - Son of trumpeter Alvin Alcorn.
Big Wheeler (Golden Wheeler) - Died 7-20-1998 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 12-15-1929 in Beaconton, GA, U.S. - Singer and harmonica player - (He did, "Damn Good Mojo" and "Bone Orchard") - Worked with The Ice Cream Men and Jimmy Johnson - Brother of guitarist James Wheeler.
Tal Farlow - Died 7-25-1998 - Esophageal cancer ( Jazz - Bee-Bop ) Born 1921 Greensboro, N.C., U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "Isn't It Romantic?") - Was a member of Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five and Red Norvo's Trio.
Chico Ryan (David Allen Ryan) - Died 7-26-1998 - After an undisclosed mishaps ( Rock N' Roll - Doo-Wop ) Born 4-9-1948 in Arlington, Massachussetts, U.S. - Singer and bassist for Sha Na Na (They reworked, "Teen-ager in Love" and "Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay") and was a member of The Happenings.
James Prevost - Died 7-31-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 1919 - String bassist - Was a member of The Preservation Hall Band - Worked with Eddie Bo, Jim Robinson, Sing Miller, Roy Brown and Kid Thomas.
Roger Filiberto - Died 8-?-1998 ( Blues ) Born 1904 - Guitarist - He wrote many self help guitar books.
Phil Zito (Phil Anthony Zito) - Died 8-2-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 8-8-1914 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Drummer - Led and co-founded The Original Dixieland Jazz Band Foundation.
Eric Lubstorf - Died 8-3-1998 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Folk Rock ) Born 7-11-1953 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Mystic Eyes (They did, "I'm Glad I Walked Out That Door" and "My Time To Leave").
Eldon Shamblin - Died 8-5-1998 in Sapulpa, OK, U.S. - Heart failure ( County - Rock ) Born 4-24-1916 in Weatherford, OK. U.S. - Guitarist for Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys - He also worked with Merle Haggard and Asleep At The Wheel - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and Western Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Stanley Plauche - Died 8-8-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 1934 - Played saxophone - Was the leader of Stanley Plauche And The Mellow Tones.
Nat Gonella - Died 8-8-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 3-7-1908 in London, England - Trumpeter and singer - Was the leader of Nat Gonella And The Georgians (They did a popular version of, "Georgia On My Mind") and The New Georgia Jazz Band - Worked with Lew Stone, Billy Cotton, Roy Fox and Ray Noble.
Bobby McBay - Died 8-9-1998 - Stroke ( Country ) Born 1938 - Was a double bass guitarist for Bob Wills' Texas Playboys.
Benny Waters (Benny Arthur Waters) - Died 8-11-1998 ( R&B - Blues - Jazz ) Born 1-23-1902 in Brighton, Maryland, U.S. - Was a member of Statesmen of Jazz - Worked with Hot Lips Page, Jimmy Lunceford, Memphis Slim.
Eve Boswell - Died 8-13-1998 - Heart attack ( Pop ) Born 1923 - (She did, "Sugar Bush" and "Picking a Chicken").
Nino Ferrer (Agostino Arturo Maria Ferrari) - Died 8-13-1998 in Quercy Blanc, Saint-Cyprien Lot, Montcuq, France - Shot himself ( Jazz - Gospel - Rock ) Born 8-15-1934 in Genoa, Italy - Sang, played piano, guitar, clarinet, trombone and trumpet and was an actor and painter - (He did, "l’Irreparable" and "Mirza") - Led Reverend Nino And The Jubilees - Worked with Richard Bennett, Bill Coleman, Nancy Halloway, The Leggs and Mickey Finn.
Josie Brown - Died 8-16-1998 - Heart failure ( Country ) Born 1943 - (She did, "Both Sides Of The Line" and "Satisfy Me And I'll Satisfy You").
Heinz Hoff - Died 8-17-1998 ( Rock ) Born 12-16-1943 - Drummer - Was a member of The Boots (They did, "Gaby" and "Alexander").
Chick Carbo (Leonard Carbo)- Died 8-18-1998 - Heart attack ( Doo- Wop - R&B ) Born 12-28-1927 in Houma, LA, U.S. - Was a member of The Delta Southernaires and The Spiders (They did,"I Didn't Want To Do It" and "You're The One").
Freddy Cousaert - Died 8-19-1998 - Heart failure after a bicycle accident ( Concert Promoter - Impresario ) Born 1937 - Played a key role in revival of Marvin Gaye's career in 1981-1982.
Andrei Panov (aka Svin (Swine) ) (Aleksandr Panov) - Father of Russian Punk - Died 8-20-1998 - Peritonitis ( Punk Rock ) Born 3-21-1960 - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - He was a member of Avtomaticheskiye Udovletvoriteli (Automatic Satisfiers) and Arkestr AU.
Richard Gomez - Died 8-20-1998 ( Soul - Jazz - Funk - R&B ) Worked with The Natives, The Persuaders, The Five Of Us, The Poppies, Whatever's Left, and Tommy Walker And The Boogieman Blues Band - Arizona Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Jerry Fogle - Died 8-20-1998 - Liver failure ( Metal ) Guitarist - Worked with Cirith Ungol (They did, "Frost And Fire" and "What Does It Take").
Eddie Baxter - Died 8-21-1998 in Mission Viejo, CA, U.S. - Born 11-23-1922 in Colorado, U.S. - Organist - Worked with Glen Gray and Frank Masters.
Flemming Rasmussen - Died 8-23-1998 ( Rock ) Born 12-1-1946 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Teenmakers (They did, "Mo'reen" and "Dear Mr. Jones").
Gene Page (Eugene
Edgar Page Jr.) - Died 8-24-1998
- Long term illness ( R&B ) Born 10-13-1938 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S.-
Producer, arranger and keyboardist - (He had hits with, "All Our
Are Coming True" and the disco version of, "Theme From Close Encounters") He produced and arranged, Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" and Roberta Flack's "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" - Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob & Earl, and many others.
Eddie Serrano - Died 8-25-1998 - Head injuries from and hit and run accident ( Rock ) Was a member of the reformed Cannibal And The Head Hunters.
Wade Dominguez - Died 8-26-1998 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Respiratory failure ( Actor ) Born 5-10-1966 in Northern California - (He sang, "Release The Beast" and "S.T.B.") He acted in the film, "Dangerous Minds" and appears in R.E.M.'s video, "Losing My Religion".
Buzzy Wilson (Richard Alphonso Wilson - Died 8-27-1998 in Overbrook Farms - Heart failure ( Jazz ) He was 64 years old - Saxophonist and promoter - Worked with Maynard Ferguson, Lionel Hampton and James Moody - As a promoter he booked artists such as John Coltrane, Betty Carter, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson and Chuck Mangione.
Charlie Feathers (Charles Arthur Feathers)- Died 8-29-1998 - Stroke ( Rockabilly ) Born 6-12-1932 in Holly Springs, MS, U.S. (He did, "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" and "Defrost Your heart").
Mike Henry - Died 8-29-1998 - Cancer ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Eden, Armed Forces and August Redmoon.
Denniz Pop (B. Dag Volle)- Died 8-30-1998 - Cancer ( Producer ) Born 1964 - Worked with Ace of Base ("All That She Wants"), The Backstreet Boys and Michael Jackson among others.
William Murray - Died 8-30-1998 ( Psychedelic Folk ) Drummer - Was a member of Mellow Candle (They did, "Feeling High" and "Dan The Wing") and The Same - Worked with Richard And Linda Thompson's Sour Grapes and Sandy Denny.
Rudy Pardee - Died 8-31-1998 off Catalina - Drowned while scuba diving ( Rap ) Was a member of The LA Dream .
Pertti Raponen - Died 8-31-1998 ( Rock ) Born 8-20-1941 - Musician.
Patty Russell (Hamilton) - Died 9-?-1998 - Leukemia ( Soul - R&B ) She was the lead singer for Patty and the Emblems (They did,"Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl" and "I'm So Confused").
Igor Sorin - Died 9-1-1998 - Jumped from a window ( Pop ) Born 1969 - Singer - Was a member of Ivanushki International.
Henry Bource - 9-4-1998 - Leukemia - Was the saxophonist for The Thunderbirds - Also was a photographer and while filming underwater he had one of his legs bitten off by a shark. He indicated to keep the cameras rolling and the film footage was used in a documentary called "The Savage Shadow". He was back playing music with the band three weeks after he lost his leg.
Lal Waterson - Died 9-4-1998 - Cancer - ( Folk ) Born 2-15-1943 in Hull - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Watersons .
Lucio Battisti - Died 9-9-1998 in Milan, Italy - Liver ailment ( Contemporary ) Born 3-5-1943 in Poggio Bustone, Italy - Singer and songwriter - (He did,"Per una lira" and "Bella Linda") - Was a member of Campioni.
Vernon Guy - Died 9-10-1998 ( R&B ) Born 11-20-1944 - Was a member of The Sharpees (They did,"Tired Of Being Lonely") and Little Herbert & The Arabians.
Octa Clark - Died 9-11-1998 ( Cajun ) Born 1904 - Accordianist - Worked with Steve Riley, David Greeley, Hector Duhon and Christine Balfa.
Jurica Ugrinovic - Died 9-12-1998 in Omis - Drowned ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 7-24-1962 in Zagrebu - Drummer - Was a member of Pinocchio, Jazzest, Tao and Cubismo.
Johnny Adams (Lathean John Adams) - The Tan Canary - Died 9-14-1998 in Baton Rouge, LA, U.S. - Cancer ( Blues - Counrty - Soul - Gospel ) Born 1-5-1932 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer (He did, "Life Is a Struggle" and "I Can't Be All Bad") Worked with The Soul Revivers, Bessie Griffin, The Consolators, Ruth Brown, Aaron Neville, Harry Connick, Jr., David Torkanowsky, Dr. John and Duke Robillard - Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame member.
Barrett Deems - Died 9-15-1998 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 3-1-1914 in Springfield, IL, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Muggsy Spanier, Jack Teagarden, Charlie Barnet, Joe Venuti, Benny Goodman and Red Norvo.
Franky Franken - Died 9-15-1998 ( Rock ) Born 4-17-1940 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Javalins (They did, "Al Capone") who worked with The Crazy Girls.
Bojan Pecar - Died 9-16-1998 in London, England - Heart attack ( New Wave ) He was 37 years old - Sang and played bass, guitar, synthesizer and percussion - Was a member of VIA Talas - Worked with Katarina II and Mission.
Charles Foxx (Charles Fox) - Died 9-18-1998 - Leukemia ( R&B ) Born 10-23-1939 in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S. - Was 1/2 of Inez & Charles Foxx (They did, "Mockingbird" and "(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days").
Oz Bach (Paul Bach) - Died 9-21-1998 in Ashville, North Carolina, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 6-24-1939 in Huntington, WV, U.S. - Bassist, harmonica player and singer - Was a member of Spanky And Our Gang (They recorded, "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Lazy Day"), Wings (They did, "General Bringdown" and "Pretty Little Girl") and Tarantula (They did, "Peach Fuzz And Peppermints" and "You") - Worked with Fred Neil, Sergio Mendes, Josh White, Tom Paxton, Odetta, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Miller, Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Gibson - Father of singer and songwriter, Belinda Bach.
Henry Mayer - Died 9-22-1998 in Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany ( Songwriter ) Born 11-18-1925 in Nuremburg, Germany (Co-wrote Frank Sinatra's, "Summer Wind" and Bobby Vinton's, "My Melody Of Love").
Jeffrey A. Moss - Died 9-24-1998 - Colon cancer ( Children's Pop Music ) Born 1942 (Wrote, "Rubber Duckie" and "I Love Trash").
Betty Carter (Lillie Mae Jones) (aka Lillie Carter and Betty Bebop) - Died 9-26-1998 in New York, NY, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Jazz ) Born 5-16-1929 in Flint, MI, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Ray Charles and Lionel Hampton - Down Beat Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Tom Gallant (Thomas Gallant)- Died 9-28-1998 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1935 - Pianist - Was the leader of The Tommy Gallant Trio, The Press Room and The All-Stars - Worked with Buddy DeFranco, Nick Brignola, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Jim Howe and Bobby Shew.
Teddy "Cry Cry" Reynolds - Died 10-1-1998 - Prostate cancer ( Blues ) Born 1931 - Pianist (He did, "Cry Cry Baby") Worked with Bobby "Blue" Bland and Junior Parker and was a member of Texas Johnny Brown's Quality Blues Band.
Gene Autry (Orvin Gene Autry) - The Singing Cowboy - Died 10-2-1998 in Studio City, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Country & Western ) Born 9-29-1907 in Tioga, TX, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Back In The Saddle Again" and "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky") - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, Western Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Ernest Johnson - Died 10-7-1998 ( Blues ) He was a member of The Jericho Blues Band and The Expeditors - Worked with Wayne Bennett and Al "Carnival Time" Johnson.
Rex Screemer (Drew Thomas) - Died 10-7-1998 - Stomach Cancer ( Metal ) Born 4-21-1969 - Guitarist for Gregory's Funhouse (They did,"From The Front" and "Crack For Crack").
West Nkosi - Died 10-7-1998 in Johnannesburg, South Africa - Car crash ( Zulu ) Born 1942 in Nelspruit, South Africa - Was the saxophonist and producer of Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens - Worked with Paul Simon and Sting.
Raymond Myles (Raymond Anthony Myles) - Died 10-11-1998 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Murdered, shot during a car jacking ( Gospel ) Born 7-14-1958 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. (He did, "Jesus Is The Baddest Man In Town" and "You Made A Man Out Of Me, Baby").
Charlie Bering - Died 10-12-1998 ( Promoter ) Born 2-4-1936 in Houston, Texas, U.S. - He booked most of the jazz artist for The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for 20 years - He was a proprietor of two noted jazz clubs, Lu & Charlie's and Charlie B's.
Byron Craig Atkinson (aka Butch) - Died 10-13-1998 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 1948 - Was the drummer for Count Five (They did, "Psychotic Reaction" and "Peace Of Mind") - San Jose Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Bojan Pecar - Died 10-13-1998 ( New Wave ) Born 1960 - Bassist - Was a member of Katarina II later renamed Ekatarina Velika.
Frank Yankovic - The Polka King - Died 10-14-1998 ( Polka ) Born 7-15-1915 in Davis, WV, U.S. (He did, "Too Fat Polka" with Drew Carey and "In Heaven There Is No Beer") - Also recorded with Weird Al Yankovic.
Umar Uthman Sharif (Emery Humphrey Thompson) - Died 10-16-1998 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1927 - Trumpet player - Worked with Louis Armstrong, Dooky Chase, Wynton Marsalis, Professor Longhair and Lionel Hampton - Father of trumpeter Jamil Sharif.
Jim Shepard - Died 10-16-1998 - Hanged himself ( Rock ) Born 1958 - Guitarist for Lorca's Grave and V-3.
David Proch - Died 10-19-1998 - Car crash ( Soul ) Born 1954 - Was a member of The Skyliners.
Vittorio Salvetti - Died 10-19-1998 in Padoa, Italy - Born 1937 in Cremona, Italy - TV and radio host - He founded, organized and hosted The Festivalbar and organized many editions of The Sanremo Festival.
Robert E. True - Died 10-22-1998 - Skin cancer - Born 1913 - Was a guitarist with The Vagabonds.
Albert Washington - Died 10-23-1998 - Diabetes ( Blues ) Born 8-17-1935 in Rome, Georgia, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "I Haven't Got a Friend" and the original, "Turn On The Bright Lights") - Worked with Big Ed Thompson.
Sonny Knight (Joseph Coleman Smith) - Died 10-25-1998 ( Rock ) Born 5-17-1934 - (He did, "Confidential" and "Dedicated To You").
Warren Wiebe (aka Jake) - Died 10-25-1998 - Suicide - Born 7-18-1953 - Singer and bassist - Worked with Mankind, Emergency Exit, Circles, Status, 3D, Most Valuable Players (MVP), Flight Seven, The Bill Shreeve Sextet, Aire Play, Georgetown Express, Bobbi Gentry, David Foster, Jay Graydon, Miho Morikawa, Marilyn McCoo and Celine Dion.
Frederick "Money Guitar" Johnson - Died 10-28-1998 ( Doo-Wop ) Born 10-27-1934 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Was a member of The Swallows.
Johnson (Sherwood Johnson) (aka Emperor of Jazz) - Died 10-31-1998
- Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 9-2-1925 in Sacramento, CA, U.S. - Played
banjo - Co-founded Shakey's Pizza Parlor where he played and hosted live
jazz music - National
Four-String Banjo Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Blind Joe Hill (Joseph Hill) - Died 11-?-1998 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - He was cremated 11-17-1998 ( Blues) Born 1-7-1937 in Dunbar, WV, U.S. - He was one of the last one man bands - Vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer and harmonica player - Played in the styles of bluesmen Joe Hill Louis and Dr. Ross.
Sonny Boy Nelson (Eugene Powell) - Died 11-4-1998 in Greenville, Mississippi, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 12-23-1908 in Utica, Mississippi, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica - (He did, "Street Walkin' Woman'" and "Pony Blues") - Worked with The Mississippi Sheiks and Richard "Hacksaw" Harney - He had been married to singer, Mississippi Matilda.
Don Julian - Died 11-6-1998 - Complications of pneumonia ( Doo-Wop - Rock ) Born 4-7-1937 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S.- Was the lead singer for The Meadowlarks Larks, originally called The Soulinaires (They did, "Heaven & Paradise" and "The Jerk").
Lonnie Pitchford - Died 11-8-1998 - Pneumonia due to AIDS ( Blues - Gospel - Rock ) Born 10-8-1955 in Lexington, MS, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "Elvira" and "Water In My Gas Tank") - Worked with John Cougar Mellencamp - The only recording artist who played the "diddley bow".
Patrick Clancy - Died 11-11-1998 - Cancer ( Folk ) Born 1922 - Was a member of The Clancy Brothers.
Wade Ray (Lyman Wade Ray ) - Died 11-11-1998 in Sparta, IL, U.S. ( Rockabilly ) Born 4-6-1916 in Evansville, IN, U.S. - Played fiddle - (He did, "Idaho Red" and "Cuddle Bug") - Worked with The National Champion Hillbillies and The Prairie Ramblers.
Kenny Kirkland (Kenneth David Kirkland)- Died 11-12-1998 - Heart attack ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 9-28-1955 in Newport, NY, U.S. - Recorded with Ben E. King, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Sting and was a member of The "Tonight Show" Band.
Alexander Wilde - Died 11-13-1998 ( Rock ) Born 1938 - Was a baritone singer for Patty & The Emblems (They did, "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl" and "I'm So Confused").
J.D. Sumner (John Daniel Sumner)- The lowest bass singer in the world - Died 11-15-1998 - Heart attack ( Gospel ) Born 11-19-1924 in Lakeland, Florida, U.S. - Was the leader of The Stamps - Worked with Elvis Presley from 1972 - 1977 .
Reinette l'Oranaise (Sultana Daoud) - 11-17-1998 ( World - African ) Born 1918 - Singer.
Robin Hall - Died 11-18-1998 ( Folk ) Born 6-27-1937.
Roland Alphonso (Rolando Alphonso) (akaThe Chief Musician) - Died 11-20-1998 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - He had been in a coma after suffering a seizure ( Ska ) Born 1-12-1931 in Havana, Cuba - Saxophonist - Was a member of The Skatalites - Worked with Bob Marley, Clue J & The Blues Blasters, The Alley Cats, The City Slickers, Aubrey Adams & The Dew Droppers and Coxsone Dodd.
Seth Dogramajian - Died 11-20-1998 ( Rock ) Born 9-6-1950 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Lynx, later renamed The Missing Links and Long Island Sounds with Gene Simmons.
Eddie Snow - Died 11-21-1998 in Springfield, IL, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 3-3-1921 in Corona, TN, U.S. - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "I'm A Good Man" and "Ain't That Right) - Led Eddie Snow And The Snowflakes - Worked with B.B. King and Albert King.
Celeste Mendoza - Queen of Guaguanco - Died 11-22-1998 ( Folk ) Born 1930 (She recorded, "Soy Tan Feliz" (I Am So Happy) and "Que Me Castigue Dios" (Let God Punish Me)).
Barbara Acklin (Barbara Jean Acklin) - Died 11-27-1998 - Pneumonia ( Soul ) Born 2-28-1943 in Chicago, IL, U.S.(She did,"Love Makes A Woman" and the original "Am I The Same Girl") Was a back up singer for The Chi-Lites (They did,"Have You Seen Her") She did duets with Gene Chandler ("Show Me The Way To Go" and "From The Teacher To The Preacher") Worked with Otis Clay and The Steelers - She was married to Eugene Record of The Chi-lites and was the grand daughter of blues singer, Asa Eskridge.
Pepe Kalle (Kabasele Yampanya) (aka La Bombe Atomique,The Giant Of Africa, and The Elephant of Zaire) Died 11-29-1998 - Heart attack ( World - African Jazz - Dance ) Born 12-30-1951 in Kinshasa, Zaire (He did, "Larger Than Life L'Argent Ne Fait Pas Le Bonheur" and "Moyibi") - Was the singer for African Choc and Empire Bakuba.
Butch McDade (David Hugh McDade) - Died 11-29-1998 - Bladder cancer ( R&B - Country ) Born 2-24-1946 - Was a drummer for The Amazing Rhythm Aces - Worked with Leon Russell, Tanya Tucker and Roy Clark.
George Van Eps - Died 11-29-1998 - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 1913 - Guitarist - (He did "Somebody Loves Me" and "Kay's Fantasy") - Worked with Freddy Martin, Benny Goodman, Adrian Rollini, Frank Sinatra, Ray Noble, Eddie Miller, Eddie Lang, Stan Wrightsman and Howard Alden.
Hadjoullas Nyapanji Ochieng Ogolla (aka Ochieng Kabaselleh and Kalle Wuod Ogola) - Died 12-?-1998 - Complications from diabetes ( Benga ) He founded Lunna Kidi (They did, "Piny Dunia Mokili" and "Millicento").
Andrzej Zajko - Died 12-?-1998 ( Folk ) Played the cymbaly - Was a member of Berklejdy.
Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. - Died 12-1-1998 ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 1933 - Singer - Worked with his son Donald Harrison Jr. (They did, "Hu-Ta-Nay" and "Big Chief") and Dr. John.
Bob Haggart (Robert Sherwood Haggart) - Died 12-2-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 3-13-1914 in New York, NY, U.S. (He wrote,"What's New" and "South Rampart Street Parade") Bassist for Bob Crosby's Bobcats.
Roy Kenneth Burrowes - Died 12-2-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 2-18-1930 in Kingston, Jamaica - Worked with Duke Ellington, Sam Woodyard, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Chuck Connors and Russell Procope.
Harold Potier Sr. - Died 12-5-1998 ( Jazz ) Born 1901 - Played the Cornet - Worked with Bunk Johnson, The Banner Orchestra and The Black Eagles Band.
John Addison (John Mervyn Addison) - Died 12-7-1998 in Bennington, VT - Born 3-16-1920 in West Chobham, Surrey, England - Composer - Wrote music for many films including, "Tom Jones", "Strange Invaders" and "Sleuth" and for TV's, "Murder, She Wrote".
Steve Miller (Steven Miller) - Died 12-9-1998 ( Rock - Blues ) Born 12-19-1943 - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of Delivery (They did, "Blind To Your Light" and "Miserable Man") and Caravan (They did, "Nothing At All" and "Songs And Signs") - Brother of guitarist Phil Miller.
Buddy Feyne (Bernard Feinstein) (aka Robert B. Wright) - Died 12-10-1998 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Swing ) Born 6-9-1912 in Harlem, New York, NY, U.S. - Lyricist and pianist - (Wrote lyrics for, "Tuxedo Junction" and "Jersey Bounce") - His songs have been recorded by Nat King Cole, The Manhattan Transfer, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Clint Eastwood, Boz Scaggs, Ozzie Nelson, The Andrews Sisters, Frankie Avalon, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
Lynn Strait (James Lynn Strait) - Died 12-11-1998 - Car crash which also killed his dog Dobbs, Snot's mascot ( Hardcore ) Born 8-7-1968 in Manhasset, NY, U.S. - Was a bassist for Lethal Dose and the lead singer for Snot .
Jesus Chucho Sanoja - Died 12-11-1998 in Caracas, Venezuela ( Tropical ) Born 9-26-1926 in Caracas, Venezuela - Pianist, arranger, composer and director - Worked with Leonardo Pedroza's Sonora Caracas, Los Hermanos Belisario, Luis Alfonzo Larrain's Orchestra and led his own orchestra (He did, "Lamento Naufrago" (Shipwreck's Complain), "Yo Voy Hacia Ti" (I Go Toward You) and "Plena Espanola" (Full Spanish)".
Jimmy Ellis (aka Orion) - Died 12-15-1998 - Shot during a robbery at his pawn shop ( Rockabilly - Rock ) Born 1945 - One of the world's most famous Elvis impersonators - Worked with Jerry Lee Lewis and Loretta Lynn.
Anthony Maresco - Died 12-18-1998 - Diabetes ( Doo Wop ) Born 1944 - Was a singer for Fraternity, Tony And The Dynamics (They sang, "Forever Love"), Tony And The Twilighters (They sang, "Key To My Heart"), and Anthony And The Sophomores (They sang, "Embraceable You").
Rose Kaohu - Died 12-18-1998 in Laie, Oahu, HI, U.S. - Alzheimer's complications ( Hawaiian Music ) Born 8-11-1908 in Kohal, HI - Singer - Worked with her husband, Tau Moe .
Karl Denver (Angus Murdo Mckenzie) - Died 12-21-1998 in Manchester, England - Brain tumor ( R&B - World ) Born 12-16-1931 (He claimed that he was born 11-16-1934) in Springburn, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland - Singer - (He did, "Can You Forgive Me" and a version of "Wimoweh") - Led The Karl Denver Trio - (Recorded, "Lazyitis" with Happy Mondays) - Played on the same bill with The Beatles and Billy Fury.
Chris Galvin (Christopher Galvin) - Died 12-22-1998 - Cancer ( Pop ) Born 1959 - Was a bass player for Brilliant Corners (They did, "Teenage" and "Why Does She Have To Go Out With Him, When She Could Go Out With Me") and The South West Experimental Pop Band which changed their name to The Experimental Pop Band (They did, "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and "Your Feet Never Touch The Ground").
Bryan MacLean - Died 12-25-1998 - Heart attack (Rock - Psychedelic - Folk) Born 9-25-1946 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Was a songwriter and guitarist for Love (They recorded, "Alone Again Or" and "7 And 7 Is") - He wrote, "Don't Toss Us Away" for Lone Justice, a band fronted by Maria McKee, his half sister.
Damita Jo (Damita Jo DuBlanc) - Died 12-25-1998 - Respiratory illness ( Rock ) Born 8-5-1940 in Austin, TX, U.S. (She did,"I Had Someone Else Before I Had You" and "I'll Get Along Somehow").
Leroy King - Died 12-25-1998 ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The D'Italians who where renamed The Students (They did, "Every Day Of The Week" and "I'm So Young").
Ewart G. Abner Jr. - Died 12-27-1998 - Pneumonia (Record Executive ) Born 5-11-1923 - He released the first Beatles record in America on his Vee-Jay label and later headed Motown Records - He directed the careers of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson Five.
Cziglan Istvan (aka Czigi) - Died 12-27-1998 ( Rock ) Born 1959 - Played guitar and synthesizer - (He did, "Old Lady With Cat" and "Personal Gravity") - Was a member of Solaris (They did, "Undefeatable" and "If The Fog Clears Away...").
Orlandus Wilson (aka Dad) - Died 12-30-1998 ( Gospel ) Born 1917 - Was the last original member of The Golden Gate Quartet.
Johnny Moore (John Darrel Moore) - Died 12-30-1998 - Respiratory failure ( Pop - DooWop - R&B ) Born 12-15-1934 in Selma, Ala. USA - Was the lead singer for The Three Blazers, The Hornets (They did, "Lonesome Baby" and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me") and The Drifters (They recorded, "Under The Boardwalk" and "Ruby Baby") - Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Jean Corr - Died 1999 - Rare lung disease ( Folk ) Singer - Worked with her husband Gerry Corr - Mother of singer, Andrea Corr.
David Reece - Died 1999 ( Gospel ) Born 8-28-1928 in Jonesville, NC, U.S - Singer, songwriter, pianist and arranger - (Co-wrote Jimmie Davis's, "So Many Reasons") - Worked with The Imperial Sugar Quartet, The Blue Ridge Quartet, The Deep South Quartet, The Rangers Quartet, The Rangers Trio (They did, "The Mockingbird"), The Harvesters Quartet, The Stamps Ozark Quartet and Mel Tillis - Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Gunther Kriz - Died 1999 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Red Baron and F Wild.
Wayne Ronka (Wayne W. Ronka) - Died 1999 ( Swing ) He was 92 years old - Played trombone - Worked with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
Mark Gibbons - Died 1999 - Suicide ( Rock ) Keyboardist - Worked with The Yummy Fur (They did, "Stereo Girls" and "Male Shadow At 3 O'Clock")
Justin Yap - Died 1999 in U.S. - Produced The Skatalites - Owner of Top Deck Records.
Morris Nyunyusa - Died 1999 - He was 82 - Drummer - Played up to 14 drums at a time.
Basil Kumpewu - Died 1999 ( Jazz ) Sax player and bandleader - Was a member of Abraxas.
Mara Kalnina - Died 1999 - Car accident ( Pop - Folk ) Singer - Was a member of Marana and Ilgi.
Lorry Doll - Died 1999 - Brain aneurysm ( Punk - Metal ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Tracks, The Doll-Reys and The Wild Ones.
Robert Schnebelen - Died 1999 ( Blues ) Was a member of Little Eva And The Works.
John Lee - Died 1999 ( Rock ) Drummer - Worked with The Dingoes, Blackfeather, Ariel, Dirty Tricks and Root Boy Slim And His Sex Change Band.
Paul Thompson - Died 1999 - Car accident ( Rock ) Keyboardist - Worked withThe Marshall Tucker Band.
David Tal - Died 1999 - Heart illness - Singer - He was half of the duo Hedva And David (They did, "Ani Holem Al Naomi").
Hrvoje Majic - Died 1999 - Suicide - Was a member of Zlatni Dukati.
Bob Musel (Robert Musel) - Died 1999 in London, England - After a long illness ( Record Exec ) Born 1909 - Song writer - (He wrote, "Poppa Piccalino" and "Band Of Gold") - He was a BMI executive and also was a news reporter.
Kevin Cheeseman - Died 1999 - Aortic aneurysm ( Rock ) Born 1965 - Bassist - Was a member of The Knobs (They did, "If I Die In A Car Crash").
BuddyTrenier - Died 1999 ( R&B - Rock ) He was one of The Treniers (They did, "Go! Go! Go!")
Bob Kelly - Died 1999 ( Skiffle - Jazz ) Pianist and drummer - Worked with Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group ("Highway Blues"), Ken Colyer's Jazzmen ("The Old Grey Goose") and with his wife, Nancy Whiskey's band, The Teetotallers.
Saford Hall - Died 1999 ( Country ) Born 1920 in Patrick Co., VA, U.S. - Sang and played fiddle - Was a member of The Hall Twins And The Westerners and Roy Hall And His Blue Ridge Entertainers - Worked with Roy Rogers And The Sons Of The Pioneers and The Orange Blossom Boys.
Colin Scot - Died 1999 in Amsterdam ( Folk ) Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Take Me Away" and "Nite People") - Worked with Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp, Phil Collins and Peter Hamill.
Henry "Junjo" Lawes - Died 1999 - Drive by shooting (Reggae Producer ) Born 1948 .
Dave Coombs - Died 1999 ( Rock ) Singer and bassist - Was the leader of Elderberry Jak (They did,"Vance's Blues").
Glenn Reeves - Died 1999 ( Rockabilly ) Born 1932 in Shamrock, Texas, U.S. ( He did, "Betty Bounce" and "She Traded Her Pigtails For A Toni") He was the leader of Glenn Reeves & His Rock-Billys - He also was a DJ and a promoter.
Bob Ellis - Died 1-?-1999 ( Rock ) Drummer - Worked with Stack (They did, "Cass" and "Only Forever"), Wabash Spencer and The Fabs.
Allen "Snook" Butler Sr. - Died 1-1-1999 ( Gospel ) Born 1931 - Singer for The Zion Harmonizers, Christian Brothers Gospel Groups, The Macedonia Gospel Singers and The Gloryland Gospel Singers - Founder of The Macedonia Male Chorus.
John D'Arc (Dominic Manfredi) - Died 1-3-1999 in Riverside county, CA, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 11-21-1938 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Four Lads.
Gwendolyn Hensley Duchane - Died 1-4-1999 ( Gospel ) Born 1953 - She was a member of The Gospel Soul Children - Worked with Lyle Henderson, and The Desire Community Choir
Michel Petrucciani - Died 1-6-1999 in New York, U.S. - Lung infection ( Jazz ) Born 12-28-1962 in Orange, France - Pianist - Worked with Kenny Clarke, Charles Lloyd, Dizzy Gillespie, Jim Hall, Wayne Shorter, Daniellson Balls, Eliot Zigmund, Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd.
T.D. Bell (Tyler Dee Bell aka Little T-Bone) - Died 1-9-1999 - Prostate cancer ( Blues ) Guitarist - Was a member of The Cadilllacs and The Blues Specialists .
Elbert McKinley Forriest (aka Albert Forrest and as Sonny Clarke) - Died 1-10-1999 ( R&B ) Born 5-21-1934 in Pendleton, North Carolina, U.S. - Worked with The Coasters, Sil Austin, Dee Clark and Big Jay McNeely, Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles and Hank Crawford.
Fabrizio De Andre - Poet of music - Died 1-11-1999 in Milan, Italy - Cancer ( World ) Born 2-18-1940 in Genoa, Italy - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Andrea" and "Disamistade") - Worked with Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM).
Barry Pritchard - Died 1-11-1999 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 4-3-1944 in Birmingham, England - Was a guitarist and vocalist for The Cliftones and The Fortunes (They did, "Here It Comes Again" and "You've Got Your Troubles").
Hammy Howell (William Howell) - Died 1-13-1999 - Heart failure ( Blues - R&B - Jazz ) Born 10-24-1954 in Wimbledon - Pianist - He was a member of The Darts (They had hits with, "Daddy Cool" and "Come Back My Love") - Worked with The Sunflower Boogie Band, Hoodoo Moon and The Beacon Band.
Bryn Jones - Died 1-14-1999 - A rare blood fungus led to pneumonia ( World Fusion ) Born 1961 - Was a member of Muslimgauze(They recorded, "United States Of Islam" and "Ziggurat").
Fredric Myrow - Died 1-14-1999 - Heart attack ( Director - Composer ) Born 1940 - Collaborated on an unfinished rock opera with Jim Morrison and composed film scores for Phantasm, Soylent Green and Scarecrow.
Marion Ryan (Marion Sapherson) - The Sunny Songstress - Died 1-15-1999 - Heart attack ( Standards - Rock ) Born 2-4-1933 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England - (She sang, "Love Me Forever") Mother of Paul and Barry Ryan .
John Saunders (John Baker Saunders) - Died 1-15-1999 - Drugs ( Heavy Rock - Blues ) Born 9-23-1954 - Was a bassist for Mad Season ( They did, "River Of Deceit" and "X-Ray Mind") and played for The Walkabouts (They did, "Nighttown").
Edwin Newberry Jr. - Died 1-17-1999 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. ( Gospel ) Singer and pianist - Founded The Newberry Singers.
Brad Newman (Charles Melvyn Thomas) - Died 1-18-1999 in Spain ( Pop - Rock ) Born 1938 in Yorks, England - Singer and pianist - (He did, "Somebody To Love" and "Get A Move On") - Was a member of The Kingpins (They did, "Shame On You Miss Johnson" and "Don't Leave Me") and The Four Playboys.
Lewis Melvin McCreary - Died 1-20-1999 - Cancer ( Jazz - Rock - Pop ) Born 1928 - Trombonist - Worked with the Rolling Stones, Harry James, Elvis Presley, Steely Dan and many others.
Bill Albaugh (William E. Albaugh) - Died 1-20-1999 ( Bubblegum - Rock ) Born 1946 in The United Kingdom - Drummer for The Lemon Pipers (They did, "My Green Tambourine" and "Shoemaker Of Leatherwear Square").
Hugh O'Neill Jr. - Died 1-21-1999 - Brain Tumor ( Punk Rock ) Born 1958 - Drummer - Was a member of The Queers (They recorded, "I Met Her At The Rat" and "Peppermint Girl").
Charles Brown - Died 1-21-1999 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Blues ) Born 9-13-1922 in Texas City, Texas, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (He recorded, "Black Night", "Merry Christmas Baby" and "Please Come Home For Christmas" ) - Was a member of Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (They recorded, "Driftin' Blues") - Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Hal B. Cook - Died 1-22-1999 - Heart attack ( Publisher ) Born 1919 - Published Billboard Magazine.
Al King - Died 1-22-1999 ( Blues )
Born 8-8-1926 in Monroe, LA, U.S. - Singer (He did, "Reconsider
Baby" and "Think Twice Before You Speak").
Jimmy Day (James Clayton Day) - Died 1-22-1999 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Cancer ( Country - Rock ) Born 1-9-1934 in Tuscaloosa, AL, U.S. - Steel guitar player - Worked with Leon Russell, Commander Cody, Elvis Presley, Beff Pierce ("That Heart Belongs To Me"), Hank Williams, The Cherokee Cowboys ("Heartaches By The Number" and "Crazy Arms"), Webb Pierce, Ernest Tubb, Skeeter Davis, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton, Alvin Crow, Clay Blaker, Don Walser, Faron Young and Willie Nelson ("Shotgun Willie") - Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee and Country Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.
A.C. Littlefield - Died 1-22-1999 (Gospel ) Born 1925 - Was the leader of Bells Of Joy (They did, "Let's Talk About Jesus").
Sherrick (aka Lamotte Smith) - Died 1-22-1999 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 7-6-1957 in Sacramento, CA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Just Call" and "Let Be Lovers Tonight") - He was a member of Kagny And The Dirty Rats.
Bill Givens- Died 1-23-1999 - Heart attack ( Record Exec ) Born 1931 - Founder of The Origin Jazz Library record label, they released rare country and blues 78s on to LPs.
Mike Dellanay - Died 1-24-1999 - Car crash ( Rock ) Born 1959 - Bassist and producer - Was a member of Kiwi.
Jimmy Domengeaux - Died 1-25-1999 - Motorcycle accident, hit and run ( Cajun - Zydeco - Rock ) Was a guitarist for Black Dog and an accordionist for Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys .
Bill Crofut - Died 1-25-1999 - Cancer ( Folk - Classical ) Born 1935 - Worked with Pete Seeger, Stephen Addiss, Joel Brown and Chris Brubeck.
Sammy Berfect - Died 1-25-1999 ( Gospel - Blues ) Born 1943 - Keyboardist - Worked with The Dimensions of Faith, Allen Toussaint, Tori Amos, Irma Thomas, Snooks Eaglin, Solomon Burke, and Charlie Rich.
Haki Melvis (Ivan Haki Haagensen) - Died 1-28-1999 ( Rock ) Born 7-6-1941 - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Trouble") - Led Haki Melvis And His Rock'n'Roll Boys and Melvis And His Gentlemen.
Benjamin Smoke (Robert Dickerson) - Died 1-29-1999 - Liver failure due to Hepatitis C ( Punk ) Born 1-28-1960 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Singer and bassist - Was a member of The Opal Foxx Quartet and Smoke (They did, "Dirt " and "Pretend") - Worked with Easturn Stars, Freedom Puff, Blade Emotion and Monroe Is Naked Again.
Sylvestre Rodriguez Jr. - Died 1-31-1999 - Car accident (Tejano ) Born 1973 - Bass player for Intocables.
Jose Angel "Pepe" Farias - Died 1-31-1999 - Car accident (Tejano ) Born 1976 - MC (animador) for Intocables.
Joe Angel Gonzalez - Died 1-31-1999 - Car accident (Tejano ) Road manager for Intocables.
Baris Manco - Died 1-31-1999 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1-2-1943 in Istanbul, Turkey - Singer - (He did, "Daglar Daglar") - Was a member of Kafadarlar, Harmoniler, Les Mistigris, Kaygisizlar and The Kurtalan Express (They did, "Gul Pembe" and "Yollal Yarim") - Worked with Mogollar.
MC Ant (Anthony Thomas) - Died 1-31-1999 in Reno, NV, U.S. - Shot ( Rap ) (He did, "On The Dance Floor").
Julius Wechter - Died 2-1-1999 - Lung cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 5-10-1935 in Chicago, IL., U.S. Played marimba and was a percussionist - Was a member of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass ( He composed, "Spanish Flea" for them) and The Bajamarimba Band (They recorded, " Comin' In The Back Door") - He also did studio work with The Martin Denny Group, Cher, The Righteous Brothers and The Beach Boys .
David McComb (David Richard Mccomb) - Died 2-2-1999 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Heroin Toxicity ( Rock - Folk - Country ) Born 2-17-1962 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia - Singer, songwriter and leader of The Triffids (They did, "Wide Open Road"), Black-Eyed Susans and Dalsy - ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee and West Australian Music Industry Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Phil Bonnet - Died 2-2-1999 - Brain aneurysm ( Producer - Musician ) Born 1961 - Guitarist - He was a member of Cheer-Accident(They did, "Vacuum" and "Dismantling The Berlin Waltz") - He produced Sidekick Kato, The Smoking Popes, Apocalypse Hoboken, Illusion of Safety, Bobby Conn, Edith Frost, Eleventh Dream Day, Green, The Krinkles and No Empathy.
Gwen Guthrie (Gwendolyn Guthrie) - Died 2-3-1999 in Orange, NJ, U.S. - Uterine cancer ( R&B ) Born 7-14-1950 in Okemah, OK, U.S. - Singer - (She recorded, "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent" and "It Should Have Been You") - She was a member of The Ebonettes - Worked with Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack.
Mutsumi Fukuhara (Takahashi) - Died 2-6-1999 - Fell from her apartment balcony ( Rock ) Born 1971 - Was the lead vocalist for Super Junky Monkey .
Bobby Troup (Robert Williams) - Died 2-7-1999 in CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 10-18-1918 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Songwriter and actor - (He wrote, "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" and "The Girl Can't Help It") - Protrayed Dr. Joe Early on TV's, Emergency! - Was married to Julie London.
Lulu Belle Wiseman (Myrtle Eleanor Cooper) - Died 2-8-1999 ( Country ) Born 12-24-1913 in North Carolina, U.S. - Singer - She was half of the duos, Lulu Belle And Burrhead and Lulu Belle And Scotty (They did, "Does Your Spearmint Lose Its Flavor On The Bed Post Overnight" and "Remember Me").
Jaki Byard (John Arthur Byard, Jr.) - Died 2-11-1999 in New York, NY, U.S. - Shot ( Jazz ) Born 6-15-1922 in Worcester, Massachussets, U.S. - Played piano and saxophone - Was the leader of The Apollo Stompers - Worked with Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and many others.
Charles Comer - Died 2-11-1999 - Complications due to diabetes - Born 1935 in Liverpool, England - Music publicist and promoter - Help to start the careers of Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Chieftians and Marianne Faithful - Promoted the first Beatles album - Represented Bob Marley, John Lennon and The Rolling Stones.
Gerald Gregory (aka Bounce) - Died 2-12-1999 - Brain cancer ( Doo-Wop - R&B ) Born 1935 - Bass singer - Was a member of The Spaniels (They recorded, "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" and "I Lost You").
Miss Toni Fisher - Died 2-12-1999 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Heart attack ( Pop ) Born 1931 - Singer - (She did, "The Big Hurt", "Maybe (He'll Think Of Me)" and "Why Can't The Dark Leave Me Alone").
Buddy Knox (Buddy Wayne Knox) - Died 2-14-1999 - Cancer ( Rockabilly ) Born 4-14-1933 (He recorded, "Party Doll") Was a member of The Rhythm Orchids.
Doug Weston - Died 2-14-1999 - Pneumonia - Born 1927 - Operated the L.A. club "The Troubadour" which showcased many the the city's prime bands of the 60's and 70's.
MC Big L (Lamont Coleman) Died 2-15-1999 in Harlem, New York, U.S. - Shot outside his home ( Hip Hop - Rap ) Born 5-30-1974 in Harlem, New York, U.S. - Was a member of Three The Hard Way and Diggin' In The Crates Crew (aka DITC) - Worked with Fat Joe, Tupac Shakur and Big Daddy Kane.
Bjorn Afzelius - Died 2-16-1999 - Lung cancer ( Folk - Progressive Rock ) Born 1-27-1947 in Huskvarna in Smaland - Singer, composer and guitarist - Was a member of The Hoola Bandoola Band (They did, "Ikaros" and "Tusen bitar").
Betty Roche ( Mary Elizabeth Roche ) Died 2-16-1999 ( Blues - Be-Bop ) Born 1-9-1920 in Willington, Del., U.S. - She recorded with The Savoy Sultans, Hot Lips Page, Duke Ellington, Charles Brown and Clark Terry.
Joel Mathis (Joel Emory Mathis) - Died 2-16-1999 ( Country ) Born 8-5-1947 in Lake City, Florida, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Ann" and "Glasses Of Beer") - Led Joel Mathis & Countryside - Was a member of The Fugitives and Ivy’s League.
Tommy Thomas (Tommy Harrol Thomas) - Died 2-18-1999 - Lung cancer ( R&B - Funk ) Born 3-31-1957 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. - Saxaphonist - Worked with Dizzie Gilllespie, Joe Sample, Ronnie Laws and David Sanborn - He also acted in Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II and What's Love Got To Do With It?.
Kenny Baker - Died 2-19?-1999 ( Blues ) Sax player - Was a member of John Lee Hooker And His Coast To Coast Blues Band - Worked with James Armstrong, Gary Smith, Ron E. Beck, Robben Ford, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mike Osborn, Deacon Jones, Sista Monica Parker, Katie Webster and The Rhythm Sheiks.
Stanley Dance - Died 2-23-1999 - Pneumonia ( Jazz Critic - Producer ) Born 9-15-1910 in Braintree, England - Wrote for Jazz Hot, Down Beat, Metronome, Jazz Journal, Jazz Times, The Herald Tribune and Saturday Review - Books he wrote include, The World Of Duke Ellington, The World Of Swing, The World Of Earl Hines and The World Of Count Basie.
Vann "Piano Man" Walls (Harry Eugene Vann Walls) - Died 2-24-1999 ( Blues ) Born 8-24-1918 in Millersboro, KY, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Big Joe Turner, Brownie McGhee and Ruth Brown.
Stephane Sirkis - Died 2-27-1999 in Paris, France - Hepatitis ( Rock ) Born 6-22-1959 in Antony, France - He was a member of Indochine (They did,"Tes Yeux Noirs" and "3eme sexe").
Rishad Gazaldinov - Died 2-28-1999 in Chelyabinsk, Russia - Hanged himself ( Folk ) Bassist and bass-balalaika player - Was a member of Detskij Mir.
Dan Bagasoul (Daniel Wayne Bagasao) - Died 2-28-1999 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 5-6-1945 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - (He did, "Ballad For Beulah" and "Bag 'n' Soul") - Worked with The Dale Fielder Quartet (They did,"Them For Doris" and "A Moments Respite").
Leo Finkelstein - Died 3-?-1999 - He was 93 years old - Pianist - Was a member of The Unholy Six who changed their name to The Sanctimonious Seven.
Dusty Springfield ( Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien ) - Died 3-2-1999 - Breast cancer ( Rock - Soul - Pop ) Born 4-16-1939 in London, England - (She did, "I Only Want To Be With You" and "Wishin' And Hopin'") - Was a member of The Lana Sisters and The Springfields (They did, "Silver Threads And Golden Needles") (She recorded, "What Have I Done To Deserve This?" with The Pet Shop Boys) - Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.
David Ackles - Died 3-2-1999 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 2-27-1937 in Little Rock, OH or Rock Island, IL, U.S. (He did,"When Love Is Gone" and "Everybody Has a Story")
Jackson C. Frank - Died 3-3-1999 ( Folk ) Born 1943 - (He did,"Milk And Honey" and "You Never Wanted Me") Worked with Paul Simon and John Kay.
Teddy McRae - Died 3-4-1999 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 1-22-1908 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Arranger and tenor-saxophonist - Worked with Chick Webb, June Clark, Charlie Johnson, Elmer Snowden, Stuff Smith, Lil Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald ("You Showed The Way"), Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw ("Back Bay Shuffle") and others.
Eddie Dean - Died 3-4-1999 - Emphysema ( Country ) Born 1908 (He did,"I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven").
Lowell Fulson (aka Lowell Fullsom and Lowell Fulsom) - Died 3-6-1999 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Complications from kidney disease, diabetes and congestive heart failure ( Gospel - Blues - R&B - Country ) Born 3-31-1921 on a Choctaw Indian reservation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He recorded, "Three O'clock Blues" and Tramp") - Worked with Texas Alexander - Rhythm And Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee and Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Connie Redmond (Cornelia D. Redmond Chavez) (aka Cookie Valdez, Cookie Vee and Cookie V) - Died 3-7-1999 ( R&B ) Born 1948 - Sang and played tambourine and maracas - She was one of The Bo-ettes, backing up Bo Diddley.
Mike Anthony - Died 3-9-1999 - After a stroke and heart attack ( Pop ) Born 1931 - Guitarist - Worked with The 5th Dimension, Bernadette Peters, Tommy Tedesco, Harry Nilsson, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Sid Sharp.
Marius Müller - Died 3-14-1999 - Car accident ( Rock ) - Born 1959 - Guitarist, Studio Musican.
Gregg Diamond - Died 3-14-1999 in New York, NY, U.S. - Gastrointestinal bleeding ( Disco ) Born 5-4-1949 - Producer, songwriter, piano player and drummer - (He wrote, "Star Cruising", "Cream (Always Rises To The Top)" and "Chains") - Worked with James Brown and Jobriath - He wrote songs for Andrea True, Gloria Gaynor and others.
Hubert Bognermayr - Died 3-17-1999 - Suicide ( Electronic Art Pop Rock ) Born 4-16-1948 in Linz, Austria - Composer and musician - Was a member of The Blue Chip Orchestra (They did, "Ashes Cold And White" and "Buffalo Trail") and Eela Craig (They did, "Missa Univeralis" and "Loner's Rhyme") - Worked with his son, Martin Bognermayr and with Mike Oldfield.
Ernest Gold - Died 3-17-1999 - Stroke ( Composer ) Born 7-13-1921 in Vienna, Austria - He wrote the fim scores for Exodus, On The Beach and It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World.
Lillian McMurry (Lillian Shedd) - Died 3-18-1999 in Jackson, MS, U.S. - Heart Attack - Born 12-30-1921 in Purvis, Mississippi, U.S. - Producer - Founder of Trumpet Records - First to record Elmore James and Sonny Boy Williamson II (She wrote Sonny Boy's, "Red Hot Kisses") - Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Sonny Boy Jenkins (Chester Jenkins) - Died 3-18-1999 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Shot - Born 10-22-1955 - Guitarist and singer - Worked with David Ruffin's Ruff Riders, George Clinton and Flavors Inc. - Brother of singer Christal Jenkins.
Bob Cato - Died 3-19-1999 - Complications of alzheimer's disease ( Designer ) Born 1923 - Designer, supervisor and creator of 1960's album covers - Worked with Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, The Band and others.
Peppermint Harris (Harrison Nelson Jr.) - Died 3-19-1999 ( Blues ) Born 7-17-1925 in Texarkana, Texas, U.S. (He recorded, "I Got Loaded" and "Have Another Drink And Talk To Me") .
Charles Sawtelle - The Bluegrass Mystery - Died 3-20-1999 - Complications from a bone marrow transplant due to leukemia (Bluegrass - Jazz - Rock) Born 1946 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Was a member of The Drifting Ramblers, Red Knuckles And The Trail Blazers, Hot Rize and Charles Sawtelle And The Whippets.
Ritchie Backfire (Richard Bruinen) - Died 3-20-1999 - Suicide ( Hardcore ) Born 1972 - Was a drummer for Backfire!, Determined and Right Direction.
Gary Smalley - Died 3-25-1999 in Jacksonville, Fl, U.S. - Fibrosarcoma, a rare form of cancer ( Rock ) Born 1952 - He was a guitar tech for Lynyrd Skynyrd and a guitarist for The Roosters.
Ananda Shankar - Died 3-26-1999 - Cardiac arrest ( Fusion - Indian Classical ) Nephew of Ravi Shankar.
Mighty Joe Young (Joseph Young) - Died 3-27-1999 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Phenomena, a complication of a spinal operation which he hoped would restore his ability to play guitar ( Blues ) Born 9-23-1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. - Worked with Joe Little And His Heart Breakers, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold and Otis Rush.
Brother John Sellers - Died 3-27-1999
( Blues - Jazz - Gospel ) Born 5-27-1924 in Clarksdale,
Mississippi, U.S. - Worked with Mahalia Jackson and Big Bill Broonzy .
Freaky Tah (Raymond Rogers) - Died 3-28-1999 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Shot ( Hip Hop - Rap ) Born 5-14-1971 in Queens, NY, U.S. Was a member of The Lost Boyz (They did, "Channel Zero" and "Me And My Crazy World") - (Freaky Tah and Mr. Cheeks did, "Plant A Seed").
Joe Williams (Joseph Goreed) - Died 3-29-1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Lung infection ( Jazz - Blues - Gospel ) Born 12-12-1918 in Cordele, Georgia, U.S. - Singer and pianist - ( He recorded, "Every Day I Have The Blues" with Count Basie) Was a member of Jubilee Boys - Worked with Jimmy Noone, Les Hite, Coleman Hawkins and Lionel Hampton.
Brock Speer - Died 3-29-1999 ( Gospel ) Was a member of The Speer Family - Worked with Chet Atkins and Elvis Presley.
Jimmy Tyler - Died 4-?-1999 ( Jazz ) Worked with Count Basie.
Jabu Nkosi - Died 4-?-1999 ( Jazz ) Worked with McCoy Mrubata.
Jesse Stone (Jesse A. Stone) (aka Charles E. Calhoun) - Died 4-1-1999 - From long term kidney and heart problems( Rock & Roll - Jazz - R&B ) Born 11-16-1901 in Atchison, Kanas, U.S. - (He wrote "Shake, Rattle And Roll") Was a writer, producer and arranger - Worked with Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner and The Drifters - Married to Evelyn McGee Stone - Rhythm 'n' Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Lionel Bart (Lionel Begleiter) - Died 4-3-1999 in London, England - Cancer - Born 8-1-1930 in Stepney, London, England - (Composed the musical, "Oliver", wrote Cliff Richard's, "Living Doll" and songs for Shirley Bassey and Anthony Newley).
Aldus Roger - King of Cajun Accordion - Died 4-4-1999 ( Cajun ) Born 2-10-1916 in Carencro, LA, U.S. - Accordion player - Was the leader of Aldus Roger & The Lafayette Playboys (They did, "Perrodin Two-Step" and "Johnnie Can't Dance") - Louisiana Hall Of Fame Inductee and The Cajun French Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Greg McConnell (aka Ugly Dick Adonis and Ugly Dick McDrippin) Died 4-4-1999 - During a camping trip ( Rock ) Born 9-12-1964 - Was a bassist for The Complete Sluts, The Absolute Whores, The Winslow Brothers, The Mahones, The Lost Dakotas (They did, "Love To Play") and Stratochief.
Red Norvo (Kenneth Norville) - Died 4-6-1999 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1908 in Beardstown, Ill., U.S. - (Recorded, "Rockin' Chair" and "Please Be Kind" with his wife, Mildred Bailey) - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday and many others - He and his wife Mildred where nicknamed Mr. And Mrs. Swing.
Jim Copp (James Copp III) - Died 4-7-1999 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Children's Music ) Born 1913 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Played piano and organ - Led James Copp The III And His Thing - Composed and recorded for Playhouse Records - Collaborated with Ed Brown.
Colin Manley - Died 4-9-1999 in Liverpool, England - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 4-16-1942 in Old Swan, Liverpool, England - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Tommy Quickly And The Remo Four (They did, "Tip Of My Tongue" and "You Might As Well Forget Him") and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
John Poole - Died 4-11-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 7-21-1925 in Long Beach, Calif., U.S. - Drummer and manager - Worked with Anita O'Day.
Arthur Crafer (Arthur Crafa) - Died 4-11-1999 in Florida, U.S. - Heart falure ( Song writer ) Born 6-6-1916 (He wrote,"No Arms Can Ever Hold You").
Boxcar Willie (Lecil Travis Martin) - Died 4-12-1999 in Branson, MO, U.S. - Leukemia (Country & Western ) Born 9-1-1931 in Red Oak, TX, U.S - Singer - (He did, "Not On The Bottom Yet" and "Train Medley").
Leon Peels - Died 4-12-1999 - Cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 1936 in Newport, Arkansas, U.S. - Was the leader of The Blue Jays (They did, "Lover's Island") and a member of The High Tensions' (They did, "A Casual Kiss"), Lolly Vegas, The Producers and The Calvanes.
Teddy Marsh (Theodore Albert Marsh Jr.) - Died 4-12-1999 ( R&B ) Born 4-16-1941 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Arcades (They did, "My Love" and "Fine Little Girl").
Anthony Newley - Died 4-14-1999 - Renal cell cancer ( Pop - Show Tunes ) Born 9-24-1931 in Hackney, England (Co-Wrote, "Goldfinger", "The Candy Man" and "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)") which was covered by Dionne Warwick) - Ex-husband of Joan Collins.
Skip Spence (Alexander Lee Spence Jr.) - Died 4-16-1999 in Santa Cruz, CA, U.S. - Lung cancer, pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 4-18-1946 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada - Guitarist, drummer, singer and songwriter - (He did, "This Time He Has Come" and "Keep Everything Under Your Hat") - Was a member of Jefferson Airplane ("You're My Best Friend") and Moby Grape (They recorded, "Motorcycle Irene" and "Funky-Tunk") - Worked with Quicksilver Messenger Service.
David McCall - Died 4-18-1999 - Car crash while helping refugees in Albania - Born 1928 - TV Executive - Helped create, Schoolhouse Rock, an educational cartoon with rock music.
Buddy Rogers (Charles Rogers) - Died 4-21-1999 in Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. - Natural causes ( Jazz ) Born 8-13-1904 in Olathe, Kansas, U.S. - Trombonist and actor - Led Buddy Rogers And His California Cavaliers.
Melba Liston (Melba Doretta Liston) - Died 4-23-1999 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - After suffering strokes ( Jazz ) Born 1-13-1926 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - Trombonist - She was a member of Gerald Wilson's Orchestra - Worked with Dexter Gordon, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.
Roger Troutman - Died 4-25-1999 in Dayton, OH, U.S. - Shot by his brother, Larry ( Funk - Rap ) Born 11-29-1951 in Hamilton, Ohio, U.S. (He recorded, "I Wanna Be Your Man") - Was the lead singer for Zapp (They recorded, "More Bounce To The Ounce" and "Computer Love").
Larry Troutman - Died 4-25-1999 in Dayton, OH, U.S. - Shot himself after killing his brother, Roger ( Funk - Rap ) Born 8-12-1944 - Played congas for Zapp (They recorded, "More Bounce To The Ounce" and "Computer Love").
Walter Settles - Died 4-25-1999 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 5-31-1928 in Columbia, TN, U.S. - Was a singer for The Golden Harp Jubilee Singers, The Spiritual All Stars, The Olive Branch Singers and The Fairfield Four.
Kemistry (Kemi Olusanya) - Died 4-26-1999 - Car crash - Drum and bass DJ and co-founder of Metalheadz Records .
Adrian Borland - Died 4-26-1999 - Suicide ( Rock ) Born 1958 in London, England - Guitarist and vocalist for The Outsiders and Sound - Produced Celibate Rifles, Into Paradise and Ana Christensen.
Al Hirt (Alois Maxwell Hirt) (aka Jumbo and Round Mound Of Sound)- Died 4-27-1999 - Liver ailment ( Jazz - Pop ) Born 11-7-1922 in New Orleans - Trumpeter - (He recorded, "Java" and "Cotton Candy").
James Alvin Ille - Died 4-28-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1921 - Cornetist - Worked with The Ross Morgan Band, The Henry Busse Orchestra, Wingy Manone's Jazz Band and The Chicago Brass Rail Club Dixieland Band.
Osvaldo Civile - Died 4-28-1999 ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of V8 and Horcas.
Calvin "Jeff" Hodges - Died 4-29-1999 ( R&B ) Born 1958 - Drummer, singer and composer - Worked with Lavelle White and Chris Duarte.
Darrell Sweet - Died 4-30-1999 - Cardiac arrest ( Hard Rock ) Born 5-16-1947 in Bournemouth, Hampshire - Was the drummer for Nazareth (They recorded,"Love Hurts" and "This Flight Tonight").
Waldo Semon - Died 5-?-1999 ( Inventor ) Born 9-10-1898 - He invented vinyl which was used to make LP and 45 rpm records.
Malcolm Howard - Died 5-?-1999 - Shot execution style ( Rap ) Was a member of 4 Black Faces.
Joe Chithalen - Died 5-1-1999 - Allergic food reaction ( Celtic Rock ) Born 1968 - Was a member of The Mahones.
Steve Clark - Died 5-1-1999 - Hit by a car while walking ( Psychedelic Pop ) Played bass and flute - Was a member of The Sidekicks which became The Keys which became Kaleidoscope (They did,"Flight From Ashiya" and "Jenny Artichoke") and Fairfield Parlour (They did,"Bordeaux Rose" and "Just Another Day").
Bobbe Brox (Josephine Brock) (aka Dagmar Brox) - Died 5-2-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1900 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. - Was a member of The Brox Sisters (They did,"Monkey Doodle Doo" in the Marx Brothers film,"The Cocoanuts" and "Everybody Step") She was married to film producer and her agent, William Perlberg and to songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen.
George Curly "Barefoot" Miller - Died 5-2-1999 - Stroke ( Blues ) Born 1920 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer, tap dancer and performer - (He did, "Daddy Ain't Your Daddy, But He Don't Know It").
Tatsuyuki Aoki - Died 5-2-1999 - Rail accident ( Ska - Jazz - Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.
Gene Schwartz - Died 5-4-1999 - Stroke ( Record Exec ) Born 1921 - Founder of Laurie Records, whose clients included The Chiffons and Dion And The Belmonts.
Hans Braggaar - Died 5-5-1999 ( Rock ) Born 1947 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Misfits Four.
Leon Thomas (Amos Leon Thomas Jr.) - Died 5-9-1999 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Heart failure due to leukemia ( Blues - Jazz - Kosmigroov ) Born 1938 in East St. Louis, Ill, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Count Basie and Mary Lou Williams, Randy Weston, Pharoah Sanders ("Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah" and "The Creator Has a Master Plan") and Santana - He sang in a ululating singing style he called soularphone.
Shel Silverstein - Died 5-10-1999 - Heart attack ( Country-Western - Rock ) Born 1932 in Chicago Ill., U.S. (Wrote, "A Boy Named Sue" and "Sylvia's Mother").
Jan Vermuelen - Died 5-11-1999 ( Prog Rock ) He was 54 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Sandy Coast - Brother of producer and guitarist, Hans Vermuelen.
Joel Price - Died 5-12-1999 - Natural causes ( Bluegrass ) Born 1911 - Bass guitarist for Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass Boys (They did "Rawhide" and "New Muleskinner's Blues").
William Tucker - Died 5-14-1999 - Suicide ( Industrial Rock ) Was a guitarist for Ministry.
Rob Gretton (Robert Leo Gretton) - Died 5-15-1999 - Born 1-15-1953 in Manchester, England - Managed Joy Division (They did,"The Eternal" and "Transmission ") and New Order (They did,"Blue Monday" and "World in Motion").
Ernst Mosch - Died 5-15-1999 in Germaringen - Diabetes ( Polka - Jazz ) Born 11-7-1925 in Zwodau, Sokolov, Czechoslovakia - Played flugelhorn, violin and trombone and was a composer and arranger - Worked with Peter Hiller and Remo.
Jean Eavis (Jean Hayball) - Died 5-15-1999 in Pilton, Somerset - Cancer - Born 5-11-1939 in Gibraltar - Dairy Farmer - Founded the UK's best known rock festival, The Glastonbury Music Festival with her husband Michael - They have been staging their festival on their farm in Somerset since the autumn of 1970.
Bruce Fairbairn (Bruce Earl Fairbairn) - Died 5-15-1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Heart attack ( Jazz - Funk - Pop - Rock ) Born 12-30-1949 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - He was a member of The Spectres, Sunshyne, Under Construction and Prism (They did,"Spaceship Superstar" and "Open Soul Surgery") Produced Aerosmith, Van Halen, Kiss, AC/DC and more.
Augusto Pablo (Horace Swaby) - Died 5-18-1999 - Myasthenia gravis, a nerve disorder ( Reggae ) Born 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica - ( He did,"King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" and "Iggy Iggy") produced recordings for Junior Delgado, Jacob Miller and Hugh Mundell .
Horst Stachelhaus - Died 5-20-1999 ( Rock ) Born 10-15-1950 - Bassist - Was a member of Message and Birth Control.
Ian Williams (Ian Gregory Williams)- Died 5-21-1999 - Drowned ( Rock ) Born 10-11-1970 in Preston, Victoria, Australia - He was the drummer for Rail.
Kenneth Donald Glancy - Died 5-23-1999 - Congestive heart failure - Former president of RCA Records - Fostered the careers of David Bowie, Woody Herman, Pierre Boulez, and Cleo Laine.
Leah Ray Werblin (Hubbard) - Died 5-27-1999 ( Swing ) She was a singer with Tommy Dorsey, Phil Harris and other bands.
Gerald J. St. Amand - Died 5-27-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1931 - Composer and trumpet player - Worked with The Rene Louapre Orchestra, The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra, Jubilation and The Herb Tassin Orchestra.
Eugene Kalbacher - Died 5-27-1999 - Cancer - Publisher and editor of Hot House, a monthly Jazz magazine and also wrote for Downbeat, Pulse and College Music Journal.
Massimo Riva - Died 5-31-1999 in Bologna, Italy ( Rock - Pop ) Born 2-27-1963 in Zocca, near Modena, Italy - Guitarist - Was a member of the Steve Rogers Band - Worked with Vasco Rossi.
Francine Everett - Died 6-?-1999 ( Jazz ) Actress and singer in many films that featured famous jazz artists.
Lady June (June Campbell Cramer) (aka June Onion) - Died 6-?-1999 ( Painter - Singer ) Born 6-3-1931 in Plymouth, England (She did,"Touch Downer" and "Tunion") Worked with Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, Henry Cow and Pip Pyle.
Andrew Simpkins - Died 6 -?-1999 ( Bop - Jazz - Soul ) Born 4-29-1932 in Richmond, IN, U.S. - Was a member of The Four Sounds, The Three Sounds and The Gerald Wiggins Trio.
Gordon Gaines - Died 6-?-1999 ( Rap ) Worked with Reg E Gaines, Noovoodoo and DK Dyson .
Jan Ivan Wünsch - Died 6-1-1999 in Prague, Czech Republic - Heart attack ( Rock - Rock Critic ) Born 1947 - Bass guitarist for Jasna Paka (They did, "Cizej Chlap" and "Pal Vodsud") and Hudba Praha (They did, "Mama Tata" and "Hospoda") Publicist for Czech music magazine Rock & Pop.
Junior Braithwaite (Franklin Delano Alexander Braithwaite) - Died 6-2-1999 in Kingston, Jamaica - Shot ( Reggae ) Born 4-4-1949 in Kingston, Jamaica - Singer - Was a member of The Wailers (They did, "It Hurts To Be Alone" and Don't Ever Leave Me").
Chadda Scott (Lawrence Scott) - Died 6-2-1999 in Kingston, Jamaica - Shot ( Reggae ) He was 49 years old - Singer.
Mel Torme (Melvin Howard Torme) The Velvet Fog - Died 6-5-1999 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Complications from a stroke of 1996 ( Pop - Jazz ) Born 9-13-1925 on the South Side of Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer, composer, arranger, drummer and actor - (He sang, "Blue Moon" and co-wrote, "The Christmas Song" (aka, "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire")) - Led Mel Torme And His Mel-Tones - Worked with Chico Marx, Artie Shaw, John Colianni and George Shearing.
Harry Douglass (Harry M. Douglass) - Died 6-5-1999 in NewYork, U.S. - Cancer ( R&B ) Born 5-6-1916 Bridgeville, DE, U.S. - Was a lead and baritone singer for The Deep River Boys (They did, "My Castle On The Nile" and "Heads You Win and Tails I Loose").
Ernie Wilkins (Ernest Brooks Wilkins, Jr) - Died 6-5-1999 - Complications from a stroke ( Jazz ) Born 7-20-1919 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Saxophonist - Was a member of The New Testament Basie Band (They reworked, "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "One O'Clock Jump"), The Danish Radio Big Band and worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Earl Hines.
Norma Joy Stratz Albarado - Died 6-6-1999
( Pianist - Singer - Dancer ) Born 1929 - Worked with The Rene Louapre
Orchestra - She also worked with The American Legion's All-American Girl
during World War II.
Eddie Kurdziel (Edward J. Kurdziel II) - Died 6-6-1999 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Drug overdose ( Rock ) Born 11-25-1960 in Philadelphia or Beloit, WI, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Redd Kross (They did, "Lady In The Front Row" and "Visionary") and Belinda Carlisle.
Tod Vullo - Died 6-8-1999 - Shot during a robbery ( Jazz ) Born 1957 in Rochester, NY, U.S. - Was a member of Group Session - Worked with Ray Brown, Kirk Whalum, Emily Remler, Monty Alexander, Larry Coryell and Herb Ellis.
Marie St. Louis - Died 6-10-1999 - Cancer ( Talent Executive ) Born 1928 - She was a jazz festival talent executive who booked Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald and was a senior vice president of Festival Productions Inc which promoted many Jazz festivals.
"T.J." Casey (Thomas James Casey II) - Died 6-14-1999 ( Dixieland ) Born 1932 - Musician.
Fausto Papetti - Died 6-15-1999 in Sanremo, Italy - Born 1-28-1923 in Viggiu, Italy - Saxophonist.
Screaming Lord Sutch (David Edward Sutch) - Died 6-16-1999 in West Harrow, Middlesex, England - Hanged himself ( Rock ) Born 11-10-1940 in Hampstead, North West London, England - Singer - Was the leader of The Savages (They did,"'Till The Following Night" and "She's Fallen In Love With A Monster Man") - Worked with Keith Moon, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Charlie Watts & Nicky Hopkins - Holds the record for running for public office in the UK (Lost all 40 elections) - Founder of The Monster Raving Loony Party.
Brian O'Hara - Died 6-17-1999 in Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, England - Found hanged ( Rock ) Born 3-12-1941 in Wellington Road, The Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire , England - Was the singer and guitarist for The Drifters, The Red Mountain Rock And Skiffle Group, The O’Hara Boys, The Two Jays, The Fourmost (They recorded,"A Little Loving" and "Hello Little Girl") - The Fourmost were also known as The Four Jays and The Four Mosts.
Frank C. Starr (Frank Casamassina ) - Died 6-18-1999 in Torrance, CA, U.S. - After a four year coma due to injuries from a motorcycle accident ( Hard Rock ) Born 1958 in Long Island, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Four Horsemen (They did,"Lookin' for Trouble" and "Nobody Said It Was Easy") and Alien.
Kami (Ukyou Kamimura) - Died 6-21-1999 - Brain hemorrhage ( Rock ) Born 2-1-1973 in Ibaraki, Japan - Drummer - Was a member of Malice Mizer - Worked with Kneuklid Romance.
Sanloi - Died 6-21-1999 in Fang District, Chiangmai Province - Heart failure ( Pop ) Born 1959 - Singer - (He did, "Seven Wives Sanloi") - Was a member of Freedom's Way.
James "Archie" Archer - Died 6-22-1999 ( R&B ) Bass singer - Was a member of The Wrens (They did, "Come Back My Love") and The Crows (They did, "Gee" and"I Love You So").
Lubos Fiser - Died 6-22-1999 in Prague, Czech Republic - Born 9-30-1935 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Composed music for over 300 movies including, "Zlati uhori" and "Bludiste moci".
Allan Carr - Died 6-29-1999 - Liver cancer ( Producer ) Born 1937 - He produced the musical Grease.
Bert Shefter - Died 6-29-1999 - Born 5-15-1902 - Composer - Worked with Paul Sawtell to produce music scores for the films, Curse Of The Fly, Motorpsycho and Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
Roaring Lion (Hubert Raphael Charles) (aka Raphael de Leon) - Died 7-?-1999 ( Calypso ) Born 1908 (He did,"Mary Ann" and "Ugly Woman").
Dennis Brown (Dennis Emanuel Brown) - The Crown Prince of Reggae - Died 7-1-1999 - Upper respiratory failure (Reggae - Lovers Rock) Born 2-1-1957 in Kingston, Jamaica (He recorded,"Money In My Pocket" and "No Man Is An Island") He was a member of Byron Lee And The Dragonaires.
Guy Mitchell (Albert George Cernik) - Died 7-1-1999 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Complications following surgery ( Pop - Folk - Country ) Born 2-27-1927 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Singing the Blues" and "Rock-a-Billy").
Joaquin Alfonso Navas - Died 7-2-1999 in Barcelona, Spain - Stroke - Was 76 years old - Songwriter and record Executive - Worked for Spain's largest independent music publishing company, Teddysound.
Mark Sandman - Died 7-3-1999 - Heart attack on stage ( Rock - Jazz - Blues ) Was the singer and bassist for Morphine (They did,"I'm Free Now" and "French Fries With Pepper") and a member of Three Collers.
Bob Lucas - Died 7-4-1999 - Leukemia ( Jazz ) Born 1939 - Pianist - Worked with Dave Brubeck, Dinah Shore and Eddie Fisher.
Roberta Sherwood - Died 7-5-1999 ( Pop - Standards - Torch ) Born 1913 - 50's & 60's club singer who frequently appeared on many TV variety shows.
Michael Wallace - Died 7-6-1999 - Shot ( Reggae ) Born 6-6-1955 - Keyboardist - Was a member of Third World - He also worked with Chalice.
Joaquin Rodrigo - Died 7-6-1999 ( Composer ) Born 11-22-1901 - (Wrote, "Concierto De Aranjuez") Also wrotes songs performed by Dalida and Herb Alpert.
Benny Bell (Benjamin Zamberg) (aka Benny Bimbo) - Died 7-6-1999 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Novelty ) Born 3-21-1906 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Shaving Cream" and "Everybody Wants My Fanny") - Worked with Dr. Demento.
Chaino - Died 7-8-1999 - Heart attack after brain surgery to remove a tumor ( World ) Born 1928 - Percussionist (He did,"Ubangi Rock" and "Torture of the Mau Mau").
Haroon Shamsher - Died 7-8-1999 - Heart attack ( Techno - Dance ) Born 1966 - Was 1/2 of Joi (They did, "Oh My People" and "Joi Bani").
Calvin "C. J." Dufrene - Died 7-9-1999 - Born 1925 - Was a member of The Dufrene Brothers Band.
Johnny Hoyer - Died 7-9-1999 in L.A., CA, U.S. ( Pop ) Born in 1948 in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela - Organist and director - Founder of Los Terrícolas.
Alexander Kondrashkin - Died 7-9-1999 ( Rock ) Born 11-23-1956 - Drummer - Was a member of Avia and Piknik.
Jimmy Newman (James Newman Jr.) - Died 7-10-1999 - Born 8-13-1962 - Son and manager of Gladys Knight - He helped launch The Many Roads record label.
Ray Chmielewski - Died 7-10-1999 in Amsterdam - Heart attack ( Punk ) He was 30 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Ultimatics.
Helen Forrest (Helen Fogel) (aka The Blue Lady and Bonnie Blue) - The Voice Of The Name Bands - Died 7-11-1999 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Big Band ) Born 4-12-1917 in Atlantic City, NJ, U.S. - Singer (She did,"I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You" and "I'm In Love With The Honorable So And So") She worked with Dick Haymes ("I've Heard That Song Before"), Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole and Lionel Hampton.
Emanuel Hingle - Died 7-11-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1980 - Singer - Worked with The New Birth Brass Band, The Pin Stripe Brass Band and The ReBirth Brass Band.
J. Howard Rogers - Died 7-11-1999 ( Gospel ) Born 1919 - Texas Music Hall of Fame Inductee.
Luis "Papo" Deschamps - Died 7-12-1999 - Car crash ( Rap ) Born 1976 - Was a member of Sandy y Papo (They did, "Chica Sexy" and "Candela Hip-Hop").
Johnny Veca - Died 7-14-1999 ( Jazz
) Born 1908 - Saxophonist - Was a member of The Larry Veca
Orchestra, and Rocky's All-Stars.
Kevin Wilkinson (Kevin Michael Wilkinson) - Died 7-17-1999 in Baydon, Wiltshire, England - Hanged himself ( Rock ) Born 6-11-1958 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England - Drummer - Worked with The League Of Gentlemen, Holly & The Italians, Squeeze, The Waterboys, Howard Jones, China Crisis, Robert Fripp, Joey Ramone, The Proclaimers, Bonnie Raitt and Mike Scot.
Marc Hunter - Died 7-17-1998 - Throat cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-7-1953 in Taumaranui (He did,"X-Ray Creature" and "Island Nights") He was a singer for Quintessence and Dragon (They did, "April Sun in Cuba" and "Are You Old Enough?")
Meir Ariel - The Singing Paratrooper and Man of words - Died 7-18-1999 - Mediterranean spotted fever from a flea bite ( Folk Rock ) Born 3-2-1942 - Singer and songwriter (He did, "Yerushalayim Shel Barzel") - Wrote songs for Shalom Hanoch and Arik Einstein.
Arun Thapa - Died 7-21-1999 in Kathmandu - Lung and liver ailment ( Pop ) Born 1952 - Singer - (He did, "Rituharu ma timi").
Gar Samuelson (Gary C. Samuelson) - Died 7-22-1999 in Orange City, Florida, U.S. - Undiagnosed liver problem ( Speed Metal - Jazz ) Born 2-18-1958 in Dunkirk, New York, U.S - Drummer - Worked with The New Yorkers, Megadeth and Fatal Opera.
Albert "Lil' June" Gardner - Died 7-26-1999 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1951- Drummer - Worked with Irma Thomas, The Neville Brothers, Professor Longhair and Raymond Myles - His father was drummer Albert "June" Gardner.
Harry "Sweets'' Edison - Died 7-27-1999 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 10-10-1915 in Columbus, OH, U.S. - Trumpeter - Was a member of Count Basie Orchestra - Worked with Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Henry Mancini and Nelson Riddle and accompanied Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
Iuliu Merca - Died 7-27-1999 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Guitarist - Worked with Semnal M and Mondial.
Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde - The Lion Of Soweto - Died 7-28-1999 - Diabetes ( Zulu ) Born 1937 - Was the leader of Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens - Worked with Paul Simon and Sting .
Porfirio Delgado - Died 7-28-1999 ( Guitar Maker - Guitar Player ) Born 1913 in Torreon, Mexico - Made guitars used by several generations of classical, Latin and pop performers including Los Lobos, Theodore Bikel, Burl Ives, Arlo Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Jose Feliciano and Charo - He was also a guitarist for Los Hermanos Candelas and Son Torreon.
Fred Coutts (Frederick William Coutts) - Died 7-28-1999 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Natural causes ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Bloodstone (They did, "Toronto" and "I'm Your Man") and Funn.
Anita Carter (Ina Anita Carter) - Died 7-29-1999 in Goodlettsville, TN, U.S. - Complications from rheumatoid arthritis ( Folk - Country ) Born 3-31-1933, in Maces Spring, Va, U.S. - (She did, "Down the Trail of Achin' Hearts.") - Played upright bass and sang for The Carter Sisters (They opened shows for Elvis Presley) and was a member of The Carter Family, Nita, Rita and Ruby and Mother Maybelle And The Carter Sisters - Daughter of Maybelle Carter of The Carter Family and sister-in-law of Johnny Cash.
Warren "Stone" Mayes - Died 7-31-1999 ( Rap ) Born 1966 (He did, "Get It Girl") - He was a member of The Jolly Bunch and The Money Wasters.
Frank "Jo Friday" Bedell Sr. - Died 8-1-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1953 - He played the sousaphone - Worked with The Algiers Brass Band.
Alexei Ermolin - Died 8-2-1998 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1966 - Saxophonist and singer - Was a member of Neprikasaemye. - Worked with Brigada C and Doctor Watson.
Frederic Guillemot - Died 8-2-1999 - Suicide ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of The Old Dead Tree.
Little Roy Wiggins - Died 8-3-1999 (Country) Born 6-27-1926 - Steel Guitar player - Worked with with Eddie Arnold and Pee Wee King.
Leroy Vinnegar - The Walker - Died 8-3-1999 - Cardiac arrest ( Jazz ) Born 7-13-1928 in Indianapolis, IN, U,S. - Bassist - Worked with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and others - Oregon Jazz Society's Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Thaddeus Ford Sr. - Died 8-5-1999 (
Jazz ) Born 1955 - Played Trumpet - Worked with he Algiers Brass Band,
Cool Riddims & Sista Teedy - Son of saxophonist Clarence Ford, and
clarinetist Louis Ford.
Dick Latvala - Died 8-6-1999 - Heart attack ( Archivist ) Born 1943 - Was the official archivist for The Grateful Dead and creator of The Grateful Dead's, "Dick's Picks" album series.
Colleen Carroll Brooks - Died 8-6-1999 - Throat cancer ( Country ) Born 1929 - Was a recording artist and a regular on The Red Foley Ozark Jubilee - Mother of Garth Brooks.
Bob Herbert - Died 8-9-1999 - Car accident ( Manager ) Born 2-4-1942 in Brentford, Essex - Managed and concocted The Spice Girls and also managed Five.
Chet Gulinski (Chester Gulinski) - Died 8-10-1999 in Lake Forest, IL, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 10-24-1924 - Worked for Ampol, Mil-Pol, and Ridgemoor Records - Hosted radio's, The Chet Gulinski Show - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Tommy Ridgley (Thomas Herman Ridgley)- The New King of the Stroll - Died 8-11-1999 - Lung cancer ( New Orleans R&B ) Born 10-30-1925 in the Shrewesbury section of Jefferson Parish near New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Pianist - (He did, "Shrewesbury Blues" and "Jam Up") - He was a member of The Untouchables.
Bill Fanning (William John Fanning) - Died 8-14-1999 in Glasgow, Scotland ( Jazz ) Born 9-21-1929 in Glasgow, Scotland - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with Jimmy Colquhoun, Teddy Foster and Henri Morrison.
Carlos Cachaca (Carlos Moreira de Castro) - Died 8-16-1999 ( Samba ) Borm 1902 - (He did, "Dawn," and "Clotilde") - He popularized Samba .
Johnny Guitar (John Byrne) Died 8-18-1999 in Crosby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England - Motor neurone disease ( Rock ) Born 12-4-1939 in Stoneycroft, Liverpool, Lancashire, England - Guitarist and vocalist for The Raving Texans and Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (They did, "Dr. Feelgood" and "America").
Melissa Love (Melissa Januskevicius) - Died 8-18-1999 - Murdered ( Country ) Born 1979 - Singer - (She did, "I Won't Settle For Less").
Billy Young - Died 8-18-1999 ( R&B ) Born 5-12-1940 in Daingerfield, TX, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Do The Sloopy" and "You Left The Water Running").
George Henderson ''Dude'' Brown - Died 8-19-1999 in Washington, GA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Drummer - Worked with Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Stitt, Lionel Hampton, Gene Ammons, Illinois Jaquette, Shirley Horn, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, John Eaton and Thad Jones.
Guy Durosier - Died 8-19-1999 - Pulmonary cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1931 - Saxophonist - (He did, "Her Name Is Michaelle" and "My Brunette").
Luis Sanchez (Luis Heriberto Sanchez Lara) - Died 8-19-1999 in Mexico - Renal complication after an amputation of his leg ( Rock ) Born 8-19-1942 in Mexico - Drummer - Founder of Los Crazy Boys (They did, "Leroy" and 'La nina rebelde")
William Arthur - Died 8-20-1999 ( Psychedelic - Space Rock ) Born 10-19-1965 - Was the leader of Glide.
Bobby Sheehan - Died 8-20-1999 - Accidental drug overdose of cocaine, valium, and heroin ( Blues - R&B ) Born 6-12-1968 - Was the bassist for The Blues Traveler (They did, "Runaround" and "Crash Burn").
Bob Gallion (Robert H. Gallion) - Died 8-20-1999 in Wood, WV, U.S. ( Rockabilly - Country ) Born 4-22-1931 or possibly 1929 in Ashland, KY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "My Square Dancin' Mama (She's Done Learned To Rock 'n' Roll)" and "Hey Mr Bartender") - Led The Country Boys - Worked with Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper's Clinch Mountain Clan.
Venya Drkin (Aleksandr Litvinov) - Died 8-21-1999 in Korolyov, Russia - Cancer ( Russian Bard ) Born 6-11-1970 in Dolzhansky, USSR (now Ukraine) - Guitarist and songwriter.
Guido Toffoletti - Died 8-22-1999 - Traffic accident ( R&B ) Born 6-20-1951 in Venice, Italy - Was the leader of Guido Toffoletti & Blues Society - Worked with Paul Jones and Alexis Korner.
Norman Wexler - Died 8-23-1999 - Heart attack - Playwright and screenwriter - Wrote the script for Saturday Night Fever, a movie which helped popularize Disco.
Newell Spiegle Willcox - Died 8-25-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 5-2-1903 in Sherburne, NY, U.S. - Trombonist - Was a member of The Big Four, The Paul Whiteman Collegians, The Jean Goldette Orchestra, The Menno Daams Sextet and leader of The Spiegle Willcox Orchestra.
Rob Fisher - Died 8-25-1999 - Cancer ( Rock) Born 11-5-1959 - Was a singer for Naked Eyes (They did, "Always Something There To Remind Me" and "Promises, Promises"), Climie Fisher (They did, "Love Changes Everything") and played keyboards for Rick Astley and Jules Shear - Wrote songs for Ami Grant, Rod Stewart, Milli Vanilli, Fleetwood Mac and Jermaine Jackson.
Daniele Di Domenico (aka Dido) - Died 8-27-1999 - Car accident ( Folk Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Mazapegul.
Wee Willie Williams (aka Early L. Williams) - Died 8-28-1999 - Accidentally shot himself ( Rockabilly ) Born 12-?-1935 in Millinocket, Maine, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Four Northern Lights, The Virginians and Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps (They did, "Be Bop A Lula").
Ivory Jackson Shuler - Died 8-28-1999 ( R&B ) Born 1927 - ( He did, "Orelia" and "Clautelia") - Worked with Cookie And The Cupcakes, Sid Lawrence, Katie Webster and Willie Marchand.
Carl Coates - Died 8-29-1999 ( Gospel ) Bass singer for The Sensational Nightingales - Husband of Dorothy Love Coates .
Brewer Phillips - Died 8-30-1999 - Natural causes ( Blues ) Born 1930? in Coila, Mississippi, U.S. - (He did, "Phillips' Theme" and "Phillips Goes Bananas") - Guitarist for Hound Dog Taylor's Houserockers - Worked with J.B. Hutto and Lil' Ed .
Horrie Dargie - Died 8-30-1999 - Heart failure ( Country ) Born 7-7-1917 in Melbourne, Australia - Song writer and harmonica player.
Láito Sureda - Died 9-1-1999 - Respiratory failure ( Cuban Bolero - World ) Vocalist for Sonora Matancera, Cuba Habana and Láito y Su Sonora .
Grace Brim - Died 9-1-1999 ( Blues ) Born 1924 - Drummer and vocalist - Worked with her husband John Brim (They did, "Tough Times", and "Ice Cream Man"), Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed, Big Maceo Merriweather and Roosevelt Sykes.
Katie Webster (Kathryn Jewel Thorne) - Swamp Boogie Queen - Died 9-5-1999 in League City, TX, U.S. - Heart failure ( Boogie Woogie - R&B - Swamp Pop - Blues - Soul ) Born 1-9-1939 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Pianist and singer - She recorded with Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Slim, Clifton Chenier and Guitar Junior and worked with Bonnie Raitt and Robert Cray - Was a member of Otis Redding's band and The Uptighters.
Louis Moondog Hardin (Louis T. Hardin) - The Viking of Sixth Avenue - Died 9-8-1999 - Heart failure ( Avant-Garde - Jazz - Symphonic ) Born 5-26-1916 in Marysville, Kan, U.S. - (He wrote, "All Is Loneliness", which Janis Joplin recorded).
Moe Bachemin (Morris Bachemin) - Died 9-10-1999 - Born 1936 - Saxophonist - Worked with The Hawketts (They did, "Mardi Gras Mambo").
Alfredo "El Guero'' Gil - Died 9-10-1999 - Pulmonary emphysema - Born 1915 in Puebla - Was a requinto player for Los Panchos (They did, "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas'' and "Besame Mucho'').
Beau Jocque (Andrus J. Espre) - Died 9-10-1999 in Kinder, LA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Zydeco - R&B - Funk ) Born 1954 in Duralde, LA, U.S. - Accordian player for The Zydeco Hi-Rollers (They did, "Give Him Cornbread").
Bobby Limb (Robert Limb) - Died 9-11-1999 - Cancer ( Pop ) Born 11-10-1924 in Adelaide South Australia - Played saxophone - (He had a hit with, "Goodnight Irene") - Worked with Bob Gibson - He also was a TV personality hosting The Red Garter Show and others.
Johnny Reininger - Died 9-14-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1908 - Clarinet and saxophone player.
Theo Loomans - Died 9-15-1999 - His car was hit by a train ( Metal ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Asphyx.
Joe Marcissuk (aka Polka Joe) - Died 9-16-1999 ( Polka ) Born 1926 in Hamtramck, MI, U.S. - Promoter and DJ - Ran Heights Record Distributors - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Frankie Vaughan (Francis Abelson) - Mr. Moonlight - Died 9-17-1999 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England - Heart failure ( Pop ) Born 2-3-1928 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England - Singer - (He did, "Give Me The Moonlight" and "Green Door").
Ed Cobb (Edward Cobb) - Died 9-19-1999 - Leukemia ( Rock ) Born 1938 - Singer, producer and songwriter - He was 61 years old - Was a member of The Four Preps (They did, "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" and "Down By The Station") - (He wrote The Standells', "Dirty Water" and Soft Cell's,"Tainted Love") - He produced The Chocolate Watchband.
Benny "Kapena" Kalama - Died 9-21-1999 ( Hawaiian Folk ) Born 1916 - Member of the Royal Hawaiian Serenaders .
Sal Salvador (Silvio Smiraglia) - Died 9-22-1999 - Cancer ( Be-Bop ) Born 1926 - Guitarist - Was the leader of The Colors in Sound Orchestra and worked with Stan Kenton, Bill Evans, Phil Woods and others - Was the author of many jazz instruction books.
Steve Canaday (Stephen Canaday) - Died 9-25-1999 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Small plane crash ( Country Rock ) Born 9-12-1944 - Singer, drummer and bassist - Former member of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and tour manager for Lee Roy Parnell and Marshall Chapman.
John Arcady - Died 9-27-1999 - Shot in the head during a robbery while driving his cab ( Rock - Blues ) Born 1950 in Chillicothe, Cincinnati, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Mary Ann Kindel Blues Band - He worked with The Platters, Los Bravos and The Hager Twins.
Earl Seymour - Died 9-28-1999 ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 9-3-1951 - Saxophonist - Played for Tom Cochrane, Blood Sweat And Tears, The Arrows, Teenage Head, The Kings, Glass Tiger and Holly Cole.
Laverne 'Lady Blue' Johnson (Laverne Johnson-Boykin) - Died 9-28-1999 - After a debilitating illness ( Gospel - R&B ) Born 1952 near Pace, Mississippi, U.S. (She did,"Shady Lady" and "If You Hadn't Been Drinkin'") She was an Ike-ette for Ike & Tina Turner - She worked with Sonny "Cat Daddy" Rodgers, Sammy Lawhorn, Mojo Buford, Dave "Cool Breeze" Brown and Milwaukee Slim - Sister of Bobby Johnson and John 'Blues Man' Johnson.
Ge Korsten - Died 9-29-1999 - Shot himself ( Afrikaan Folk ) Born 1929 .
Connie Eaton - Died 9-30-1999 ( Pop - Country ) Born 3-1-1950 - (She did, "Angel of the Morning") Daughter of Robert Eaton.
Steve Forth - Died 9-30-1999 - Stabbed ( Rock ) Born 1964 - Was a member of Carnivorous Lunar Activity and worked with The Dragons - (He co-wrote the Rugburns song, "Hitchhiker Joe").
Xavantinho (Rannulf Ramiro da Silva) - Died 10-?-1999 ( Brazilian Folk ) Born 1942 in Uberlandia - Singer - He was half of the duo, Pena Branca & Xavantinho (They did, "Cio da Terra").
Lena Zavaroni - Died 10-1-1999 in Cardiff, Wales - Bronchia pneumonia after brain surgery to cure her of Anorexia Nervosa ( Pop ) Born 11-4-1963 at Rothesay on Bute, Scotland - (She recorded, "Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me").
Eric Kolb - Died 10-1-1999 ( R&B ) Born 1967 - Was a keyboardist and production manager for The Neville Brothers (They did, "Family Groove" and "On The Other Side Of Paradise").
Claude Bessy (aka Kickboy Face) - Died 10-2-1999 in Barcelona, Spain - Lung cancer ( Punk ) Born 10-21-1945 in Paris, France - Was a member of Catholic Discipline and the editor for Slash Magazine.
Danny Bear Mayo - Died 10-2-1999 -
Heart attack ( Songwriter ) Born 1950 - (He wrote, Tracy Byrd's, "The Keeper
Of The Stars", Alabama's, "If I Had You" and Confederate Railroad's,
Larry TerBush (aka Larry Dirty) - Died 10-2-1999 - Alcohol poisoning ( Rock ) Born 10-9-1971 - Was a guitarist and singer for The Dirtys (They did, "Born To Lose, Live To Win" and "Grind Baby Grind ").
Akio Morita - Died 10-3-1999 - Pneumonia - Co-founder and former president of the Sony Corporation which produced Japan's first transistor radio and bought CBS Records - He personally pushed for The Walkman .
Cheese Blotto (Keith A. Stephenson) - Died 10-3-1999 in Saratoga Springs, FL, U.S. - Heart problems caused by a liver condition ( Humorous Rock ) Born 7-31-1956 in Ballston Spa, FL, U.S. - Was the bassist for Blotto (They did, "I Wanna Be A Lifeguard" and "(We are) The Nowtones") - Worked with The Star Spangled Washboard Band and The Neanderthals.
Art Farmer - Died 10-4-1999 - Cardiac arrest ( Be-Bop ) Born 8-21-1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S. - Played trumpet, fluegelhorn and his own hybrid instrument, the flumpet (Recorded, "Farmer's Market" with Wardell Gray's Band) - Was the leader of The Jazztet - Worked with Horace Henderson, Johnny Otis, Lionel Hampton and others.
A.L. "Doodle" Owens (Arthur Leo Owens) - Died 10-4-1999 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Heart attack ( Country ) Born 11-28-1930 in Waco, TX, U.S. - Songwriter - (He did, "Honky Tonk Toys") - Wrote and co-wrote songs for Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee ("Johnny One Time"), George Jones ("Wine Coloured Roses") and others - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Erik Brodreskift (aka Grim) - Died 10-4-1999 - Drug overdose ( Metal ) Born 12-23-1969 in Norway - Drummer - Was a member of Immortal, Borknagar and Gorgoroth - Worked with Orth.
David Leone (David Allen Leone) - Died 10-5-1999 - Formed Hideout Records - Managed The Howling Diablos.
Amalia Rodrigues - The Queen Of Fado - Died 10-6-1999 ( Fado - Tango ) Born 1920 .
Terry Hanley - Died 10-7-1999 - Fell from his fourth floor apartment balcony ( New Wave - R&B ) Born 7-25-1958 - Was the drummer for The Neats.
Manfredo Fest - Died 10-8-1999 - Was waiting for a liver transplant ( Bossa Nova - Jazz ) Born 1936 (He did, "Jungle Cat" and "Amazonas") - Was a member of Sergio Mendes' Brasil '66 and Bossa Rio.
Bernie Privin - Died 10-8-1999 - Colon cancer ( Swing ) Born 2-12-1919 - Worked with Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong (was the trumpet soloist on Artie Shaw's,"Traffic Jam").
Milt Jackson (aka Bags) - Died 10-9-1999 - Liver cancer ( Gospel - Jazz - Blues ) Born 1-1-1923 - Vibraphonists - Was a member of Modern Jazz Quartet. - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.
Clyde Riddick - Died 10-9-1999 - Complications from Alzheimer's Disease and a stroke ( Gospel - R&B ) Born 5-23-1913 - Singer - Was a member of The Golden Gate Quartet (They did, "Shadrack") - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Foundation Inductee.
George Forrest - Died 10-10-1999 - Heart failure - Born 1915 - Lyricist - (He wrote, "Stranger In Paradise" and "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" with Robert Wright).
Frank Frost (Frank Otis Frost) - Died 10-12-1999 - Complications of a long illness ( Blues ) Born 4-15-1936 in Auvergne, AR, U.S. - Was the leader of Frank Frost And The Nighthawks (They did, "My Back Scratcher" and "Hey Boss Man!") and The Jelly Roll Kings - Worked with Sonny Boy Williamson and Chip Young.
Lord Ulli (Ullrich Guenther) (Ulli Gunther) - Died 10-13-1999 in Potsdam, Germany - Cerebral hemorrhage after a fall during a concert ( Beat ) Born 7-24-1942 - Founder and singer for The Lords (They did, "Shakin' All Over" and "Poor Boy").
Glen Payne - Died 10-15-1999 - Liver cancer ( Gospel ) Born 1927 - Was a member of The Stamps-Ozark Quartet, The Weatherfords and The Cathedral Quartet.
Hamilton H. "Terry'' Gilkyson III - Died 10-15-1999 ( Folk - Calypso - Cartoon Music ) Born 1916 in Mont Clare, Pa., U.S. - Was the leader of Terry Gilkyson And The Easy Riders (They did, "Everybody Loves Saturday Night" and "Marianne") - He wrote a song every week for "The Wonderful World of Disney" TV show and songs for Disney movies including The Swiss Family Robinson, Thomasina and TheAristocats.
Josef Locke (Joseph McLaughlin) (The Singing Bobby) - Died 10-15-1999 ( Pop ) Born 3-23-1917 in Derry, Northern Ireland - Singer (He did, "Hear My Song" and "Dear Old Donnegal").
Ella Mae Morse - Died 10-16-1999 in Bullhead City, AZ, U.S. - Respiratory failure ( Blues - Jazz - Boogie-Woogie - Country ) Born 9-12-1924 in Mansfield, Texas, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Blacksmith Blues" and "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet") - Worked with Jimmy Dorsey and Freddie Slack ("Cow-Cow Boogie" and "House Of Blue Lights").
Bruce Cameron - Died 10-16-1999 - Suicide ( Rock ) Born 1956 - Guitarist - Recorded with Jack Bruce, Mitch Mitchell, Ken Hensley, Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.
Thomas Durden - Died 10-17-1999 ( Country ) Born 1920 in Georgia (Co-wrote, "Heartbreak Hotel" with Mae Axton) - Played slide guitar in Tex Ritter's band, The Westernaires.
Tony Crombie (Anthony John Crombie) - Died 10-18-1999 in London, England - Natural causes ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 8-27-1925 in Bishopsgate, London, England - Drummer, vibraphonistist and pianist - (He did, "So Near, So Far") - Worked with The Victor Feldman Trio, Carlo Krahmer, Duke Ellington, The Rockets (They did, "Teach You To Rock" considered by some to be the first British rock and roll recording), Jazz Inc, Ray Nance, Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Jimmy Witherspoon.
Bobby Willis - Died 10-23-1999 - Pneumonia - Born 1942 - Was husband and manager of pop star Cilla Black (She did, "Anyone Who Had A Heart'' and "You're My World").
Sgt. Maj. Walter Francis Skees - Died 10-23-1999 - Heart attack ( Pop ) Was the U.S. Army's top vocalist - He recorded with Charlie Byrd.
Norm Bryant - Died 10-24-1999 - Boating accident ( Rock ) He was 49 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Stratocruisers, The Machine and Steve Carlson & The Rumour.
Earl "Joaquin" Murphey - Died 10-25-1999 - Complications of metastatic cancer ( Western Swing ) Born 12-30-1933 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Played steel guitar - Worked with Spade Cooley ("Three Way Boogie" and "Oklahoma Stomp") and Andy Parker And The Plainsmen ("Honeysuckle Rose" and "Sweet Georgia Brown") Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Morris Guilbeaux - Died 10-25-1999 ( Zydeco ) Born 1933 - Was a member of Preston & The Playboys.
Hoyt Axton - Died 10-26-1999 Heart attack ( Singer - Songwriter - Actor ) Born 1938 in Camanche, OK, U.S.- (He did, "Boney Fingers" and "When the Morning Comes") - He wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, Waylon Jennings, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, Steppenwolf ("The Pusher"), Three Dog Night ("Joy To The World") and others - Son of Mae Axton who co-wrote, "Heart Break Hotel".
Rex Gildo (Ludwig Hirtreiter) - Died 10-26-1999 - Heart failure while in a coma after jumping out a window in a suicide attempt ( Pop - World ) Born 1939 - (He did, "Speedy Gonzales" and "Fiesta Mexicana").
Robert Sumners - Died 10-26-1999 - Esophageal cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-6-1923 - Drummer - Worked with US Naval bands and Louis Bellson.
Jerry Blake (Marvin W. Voigt) - Died 10-27-1999 - Congestive heart disease ( Swing ) Born 1919 - Band leader and arranger - Worked with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Fabian.
Frank De Vol - Died 10-27-1999 in Lafayette, CA, U.S. - Heart failure - Born 9-20-1911 in Moundsville, WV, U.S. - Film and television music composer - He did the themes for, "The Brady Bunch" and "My Three Sons" and the film scores for, "Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte" and "Pillow Talk" - He worked with The Horace Heidt Orchestra, The Alvino Rey Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Doris Day and Nat King Cole ("Nature Boy").
Harry Fink - Died 10-28-1999 ( Swing ) Born 1905 in Everett - Trumpeter - Worked with Paul Whiteman and Ted Lewis.
Wes Berggren (Wesley Joseph Berggren) - Died 10-28-1999 - Drug overdose ( Rock ) Born 4-3-1971 - Was the guitarist and pianist for Tripping Daisy (They did, "I Got A Girl").
Kurt Brame - Died 10-29-1999 ( Rock ) Singer and bassist - Was a member of The Prophets, Blueport News, Big Nasty, Ice and Muf.
Jacek Regulski - Died 10-29-1999 - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) Guitarist - He was 34 years old - Was a member of Kat.
Earl Joseph Christian - Died 10-30-1999 ( Dixieland ) Born 1908 - Musician.
Bert Frilot - Died 10-31-1999 - Heart attack - Born 4-24-1939 in Audubon Park, New Orleans - Studio engineer - Worked with Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew, Huey Smith, Frankie Ford, Art Neville, Esquerita and many others.
Britt Hagarty - Died 10-31-1999 - Hit by a car - Born 1948 - Writer - Author of, "The Day The World Turned Blue", a biography of Gene Vincent" - He also was a regular contributor to The Vancouver Sun.
Mark Alison (aka Floyd) - Died 10-31-1999 ( Punk ) Guitarist - Worked with Chron Gen and The Occasional Tables.
Tynsi Lyons-Tariq - Died 11-?-1999 - Cancer ( Reggae ) Born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Worked with Bunny Wailer, Black Uhuru, Mutabaruka, Bunny Wailer, Andrew Tosh and The Mutual Life Jazz Players.
Roly Wynne - Died 11-?-1999 - Suicide? ( Psychedelic - Jazz - Reggae - Rock ) Was a bassist for The Ozric Tentacles (They did, "Sultana Detri" and "Coily").
Matt Meehan - Died 11-?-1999 ( Rock ) Born 1973 - Drummer and guitarist - Was a member of Splitter (They did, "Supermarket Girl").
Walter Payton (aka Sweetness) - Died 11-1-1999 - Cancer - Born 1954 - (Did, "The Super Bowl Shuffle") - Former Football Player.
Don Taylor - Died 11-2-1999 - Heart disease - Born 1943 - He managed Bob Marley, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Soul II Soul, Patti LaBelle & The Bluebells and Jimmy Cliff.
Suba (Mitar Subotic) - Died 11-2-1999 in Sao Paulo - Smoke inhalation during a fire ( Electronica - Techno ) Born 6-23-1961 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia - Programmer, pianist and producer ("He did, "Voce Gosta" (I Know What You Like) and "Antropofagos" (Cannibals)) - Worked with Marcos Suzano and Hermeto Pascoal - Produced Arnaldo Artunes, Mestre Ambrosio, Marina Lima and Edson Cordeiro.
Jackie Davis - Died 11-2-1999 - Complications from a stroke ( Jazz ) Born 12-13-1920 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. - Played organ - Worked with Louis Jordan.
Beth Ferguson - Died 11-3-1999 - Breast cancer ( Folk ) She was 46 years old - Born in Renfrew - Singer and songwriter - (She did, "Remember Me" and "Working On A Miracle") - Was half of the duo Two Mad Crows and a member of Malaika.
LaNoue Davenport - Died 11-4-1999 - Emphysema ( Jazz ) Born 1922 - Trumpet player - Was a member of The Manhattan Recorder Consort, The New York Pro Musica Antiqua and Music For A While.
Rob Hoeke - Died 11-6-1999 - Cancer ( Rock - R&B ) Was the leader and pianist for The Rob Hoeke Rhythm and Blues Group (They did, "When People Talk" and "Rain, Snow, Misery") - Played piano for Cuby & The Blizzards and Hawkwind.
Max Hunter - Died 11-6-1999 - Emphysema ( Folklorist ) Born 1921 - Wrote down the words and tape-recorded more than 2,200 folk songs by people of the Ozark for the Library of Congress and other institutions, most would have been lost had he not done so.
Lester Bowie - Died 11-8-1999 - Liver cancer ( Avant-Garde Jazz - R&B ) Born 10-11-1931 in Frederick, Maryland, U.S. - Trumpet player - Was a member of Brass Fantasy (They reworked, "2 Become 1" and "The Beautiful People") and co-founder of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago.
Gwen Gordy (Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua) - Died 11-8-1999 - Cancer ( Record Exec ) Born 11-26-1927 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Songwriter, manager and producer - (She co-wrote, Jackie Wilson's, "I'll Be Satisfied" and "Lonely Teardrops" and Marv Johnson ("You Got What It Takes")) - Founded Anna records and Tri Phi records - Sister of Berry Gordy.
Christopher Zimmermann - Died 11-9-1999 - DC-9 plane exploded after takeoff ( Industrial - Metal ) Was the touring bassist for Rammstein.
Clarence "Poppa Stoppa" Hayman (Clarence M. Hamann Jr.) - Died 11-9-1999 in Louisiana, U.S. ( D.J.) Born 5-16-1919 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - He was an Influential New Orleans disc jockey , bringing R&B and rock and roll (called race music at the time) to his audience.
Mabel King - Died 11-9-1999 - Complications from diabetes ( Singer - Actress ) Born 12-25-1932 in Charleston, SC, U.S. - She was Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West in the Broadway and movie productions of "The Wiz" .
Herb Abramson (Herbert C. Abramson) - Died 11-9-1999 in Henderson, NV, U.S. ( Producer - Record Exec ) Born 11-16-1916 in Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. - He co-founded Atlantic Records and was it's first president - He wrote and produced Tommy Tucker's "High Heeled Sneakers" and produced Bobby Darin, Billy Eckstine ("Prisoner Of Love"), Dusty Fletcher ("Open The Door, Richard"), Big Joe Turner ("My Gal's A Jockey") and The Ravens ("Ol' Man River").
Andrej Horvath - Died 11-10-1999 ( Metal ) Born 4-5-1952 - Guitarist - Worked with Formel I and Babylon.
Little Miss Cornshucks (Mildred Cummings) - Died 11-11-1999 in Indianapolis, IN, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 5-26-1923 in Dayton, OH, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "So Long" and "For Old Time's Sake") - Worked with Maxwell Davis And The Blenders.
Donald Mills - Died 11-13-1999 - Complications from pneumonia ( Swing - Pop - Jazz - R&B ) Born 4-29-1915 in Piquea, Ohio, U.S. - Was one of The Mills Brothers (They recorded, "Tiger Rag" and "Cab Driver").
Jack Hooke (Jacob Horowitz) - Died 11-13-1999 - Born 1916 - Manager - Worked with The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross, Tito Puente, Charlie Parker, Hilton Ruiz and Tom Jones - Owned Royal Roost Records..
R.J. Vealey - Died 11-13-1999 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1962 - Was a drummer for Atlanta Rhythm Section ( They did, "Do It Or Die" and "Angel") - Recorded with Section Eight, Zaccaria, Tone Poets and Stonefish.
John Benson Brooks - Died 11-13-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1917 in Houlton, Me., U.S. (He composed, "Just As Though You Were Here" and "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis").
Julius "Papa Cairo" Lamperez - Died 11-13-1999 ( Cajun - Country ) Born 1920 - Steel guitar player - Worked with Chuck Guillory And His Rhythm Boys ("Big Texas"), Harry Choates and Chuck Guillory.
Bernard Klatzko - Died 11-15-1999 - Complications following lymphoma ( Researcher - Author - Producer ) Born 1926 - Worked with Charley Patton, Willie Brown, Son House and Skip James.
Grady Owen - Died 11-16-1999 ( Rockabilly ) Played rhythm guitar, bass and sang - Was a member of Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (They did, "Git It" and "Who's Pushin' Your Swing").
Johnny Ray Gatte - Died 11-17-1999 ( Blues ) Born 1942 - Was a member of The Blue Kings - Worked with Algie Breaux And The Buckaneers, Cledus Motte And The Tune Toppers and Larry Carrol And The Desperados.
Peter Smith - Died 11-17-1999 - Died in the back of a van on the way home from a concert ( Rock ) Born 1976 - Was a guitarist and singer for Hustler White.
Cayayo Troconis (Carlos Eduardo Troconis) - Died 11-17-1999 in Caracas, Venezuela - Breathing problem while walking in Caracas to the concert with his group P.A.N. ( Rock ) Born 10-21-1968 in Caracas, Venezuela - Guitarist, singer, producer and promoter - Worked for Sentimiento Muerto, Dermis Tatu and P.A.N. .
Doug Sahm - Died 11-19-1999 - Heart attack ( Rock - Country - R&B - Tex-Mex ) Born 11-6-1941 near San Antonio, Texas, U.S. - (He did, "A Real American Joe") - He was a member of The Sir Douglas Quintet (They did, "She's About A Mover" and "Mendocino") and The Texas Tornados (They did, "A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada" and "Hey Baby, Que Paso").
Eldridge "Eldo" Andrews - Died 11-19-1999 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1976 - Drummer - Was a co-founder of The Lil' Rascals Brass Band.
Denis Offret (Denis J. Offret) - Died 11-19-1999 - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 5-20-1956 - Singer and guitarist - Arizona Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Terry Smith (Terry R. Smith) - Died 11-20-1999 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. - Complications from surgery ( Rock ) Born 8-11-1947 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Imitations who later became The Mods (They did, "I Give You An Inch (And You Take A Mile)" and "You've Got Another Think Comin' ") - Worked with Orphic, Reyvanwood, New Renaissance Fair, Downtown Brown and Rage.
Tom Clay - Died 11-21-1995 - Lung and stomach cancer ( DJ ) Born 6-3-1929 in Binghampton, NY, U.S. (Recorded, "What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin & John").
Alvin Cash (Alvin Welch) - Died 11-21-1999 - Stomach and ulcer problems ( Rock ) Born 2-15-1939 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Was a member of The Step Brothers and was the leader of Alvin Cash And The Crawlers who later became Alvin Cash And The Registers (They recorded,"It's Twine Time" and "The Funky Washing Machine").
Charles Thomas - Died 11-22-1999 - Prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1935 - Pianist - Worked with The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Tony Bennett.
Patrick Moten - Died 11-22-1999 - Liver failure ( Songwriter ) Born 1957 (He wrote,"The Rhythm Of Love" for Anita Baker and "Love Has Finally Come At Last" for Bobby Womack and Patti LaBelle).
Danny Teagarden - Died 11-23-1999 ( Jazz ) He was 88 years old - Saxophonist - Worked with Ella Fitzgerald and Tommy Dorsey.
Eugene Wallace (Eugene Richard Wallace) - Died 11-24-1999 - After an illness ( Rock ) Born 8-31-1950 in Limerick Ireland- Singer, songwriter and guitarist (He did,"Reach Out And Touch Me" and "Kind Woman Kind") Worked with Phil Collins, Roger Taylor, Phil Lynnott and Chris Spedding.
Howard Biggs - Died 11-24-1999 in Houston, TX, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 10-13-1916 - Pianist, songwriter and arranger - (He wrote, "Bye Bye Baby Blues" and "Be On Your Merry Way") - Worked with The Ravens, The Beavers (They did, "I'd Rather Be Wrong Than Blue"), Big Joe Turner, The Silhouettes, Johnny Hartman and Dinah Washington - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Foundation Inductee.
Dumisani Maraire (aka Dumi)- Died 11-25-1999 in Zimbabwe - Stroke ( Shona ) Played mbira - Worked with Ephat Mujuru.
Alec Steere (aka Smegma) - Died 11-25-1999 - Was a member of Smegma And The Nuns and Leper.
Fred Ford - Died 11-26-1999 - Cancer ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 1930 - Was a member of The Douglass Swingsters Orchestra and The Andrew Chaplin Band - Recorded with B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas, Lightnin' Hopkins, Charlie Rich and Junior Parker.
Clifford Jarvis (Clifford Osbourne Jarvis) - Died 11-26-1999 in England ( Jazz ) Born 8-26-1941 in Boston, Ma., U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Pharoah Sanders, Chet Baker, Run Ra, Randy Weston, Yusef Lateef and Freddie Hubbard.
I Roy (Roy Samuel Reid) Died 11-27-1999 - Heart failure ( Reggae ) Born 1942 - (He did, "Heart Don't Leap" and "It May Sound Silly") - He also was a deejay.
Curtis Knight (Curtis McNear) - Died 11-29-1999 in Lelystad, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ( R&B ) Born 1945 in Fort Scott, Kansas, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Squires and Curtis Knight And Zeus - Worked with Jimi Hendrix.
Charlie Byrd - 11-30-1999 - Cancer ( Jazz - Bossa Nova ) Born 9-16-1925 in Chuckatuck, Virginia, U.S. (He did, "Desafinado" with Stan Getz) - Was a member of The Great Guitars.
Sugarcane Harris (Don Harris) - Died 11-30-1999 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Blues - Rock ) Born 6-18-1938 in Pasadena, CA, U.S. - Violinist and guitarist - (Wrote, "Farmer John" and "Leavin' It All Up To You") - Was a member of The Pure Food And Drug Act and Tupelo Chain Sex - Was 1/2 of the duo Don & Dewey (They did, "Justine") - Worked with Frank Zappa, John Mayall and Dewey Terry.
Deon Mollyneux - Died 12-?-1999 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Star Star.
Louie Camp (Louis Campagnone) - Died 12-1-1999 ( Blues ) Born 1939 - Singer and saxophonist - Was the leader of The Louie Camp Band.
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker - Died 12-2-1999 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 1927 in Clarksdale, MS, U.S. - Pianist and vocalist - (He did, "I'm Gonna Tell My Mama" and "Who's Been Foolin' With You?") - Worked with Mighty Joe Young, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Melvin Taylor, Magic Sam, and John Lee Hooker.
Anne Francine - Died 12-3-1999 ( Cabaret - Pop ) Born 1917 - Singer and actress .
Enrique Cadicamo - Died 12-3-1999 ( Tango ) Born 1900 - Composer (He wrote,"The Little House of My Parents" and "Bubbles of Soap").
Madeline Kahn - Died 12-3-1999 - Ovarian
cancer ( Singer - Actress ) Born 1942 - She worked with
Carol Bayer Sager, Bette Midler, Melissa Manchester and Nicky Hopkins - She acted in the movies, "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles".
Scatman John (John Larkin) - Died 12-3-1999 in California, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz - Techno - Rap ) Born 3-13-1942 in El Monte, California, U.S. - Singer and pianist (He did,"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" and "Scatman's World").
Edward Vesala (Martti Vesala) - 12-4-1999 - Heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 2-15-1945 in Mäntyharju, Finland (He did,"Natural Rock Formation In The Harbor" and "Call From The Sea") He worked with Jorma Tapio, Jimi Sumen, Jouni Kannisto, Tomasz Szukalsk and Pepa Paivinen.
Bobby Marchan (Oscar James Gibson) - Died 12-5-1999 ( R&B - Blues - Rock & Roll ) Born 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. (He did,"There Is Something On Your Mind") Was a member of Huey Smith And The Clowns (They did,"Havin' A Good Time" and "You Don't Know Yockomo") and The Powder Box Revue.
Todd Barnes (Francis Gerald Barnes) - Died 12-6-1999 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Brain aneurysm ( Punk ) Born 1965 - Was the drummer for T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty) (They did, "I'm Tired of Life" and "Code Blue").
Kenny Baker - Died 12-7-1999 - Viral Infection ( Jazz ) Born 1921 in Withernsea, England- Was a member of Baker's Dozen and worked with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Bennett.
Rick Danko - Died 12-10-1999 in Marbletown, NY, U.S. ( Folk - Rock ) Born 12-29-1942 in Green's Corner, Ontario, Canada - Was a member of Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks, Levon And The Hawks, The Crackers and The Canadian Squires and was the bassist and a singer for The Band ( They did,"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "The Weight") Worked with Bob Dylan and John Hammond Jr., Todd Rundgren, Neil Young and Eric Clapton -"Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee".
Early Wright (aka Soul Man and Brother Early) - Died 12-10-1999 ( Dee Jay ) Born 1915 in Jefferson, Miss, U.S. - Legendary R&B, Blues and Gospel Disk Jockey for fifty years. Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Nighthawk, Ike Turner and Pinetop Perkins played live on his shows - Managed The Four Star Quartet.
Charles Earland - Died 12-11-1999 - Heart failure ( Jazz - Soul ) Born 1941- Saxophonist and organist - Worked with Jimmy McGriff, Grover Washington Jr.and Lou Donaldson.
Val Pringle - Died 12-13-1999 - Stabbed when he confronted burglars at his home ( Singer - Songwriter ) Born 1936 - Wrote songs for Harry Belafonte.
Leroy Lowe - Died 12-13-1999 in Stockholm - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 7-4-1944 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of Rena Rama, Equinox, Opposite Corner and Tommy Koverhult's Quintet - Worked with Otis Redding, Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster.
- Died 12-14-1999 ( Jazz ) Born 1929 - Clarinetist - Worked with Benny
Goodman and Tommy Dorsey - Arranged songs for Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli,
Richard Harris and Doc Severinson - Wrote the theme songs for "CBS Evening
News with Dan Rather'', ABC's "20/20,'' and CBS
coverage of NFL football - Was the musical director for the Daytime Emmy Awards for twelve years.
Dave Shogren - Died 12-14-1999 in San Jose - Pneumonia? ( Rock ) Born 10-12-1950 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Bassist, singer and producer - Was a member of Pud and a founding member of The Doobie Brothers (They did, "Beehive State" and " Growin' A Little Each Day") - Worked with S.F. Star and Raven - Owned Subsonic recording studio and was a chief engineer for Parrot Audio Books.
Grover Washington Jr. - Died 12-17-1999 in New York, U.S. - Collapsed at a television taping, heart attack ( Jazz-Funk ) Born 12-12-1943 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Saxophonist (He did,"Winelight") Was a member of The Four Clefs - Worked with Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Charles Earland and Johnny Hammond Smith.
Rex Allen Sr. (Rex Elvie Allen) - The Arizona Cowboy - Died 12-17-1999 - Accidentally run over with a car by his caretaker ( Country ) Born 12-31-1922 in Wilcox, AZ, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and actor - (He did, "Streets of Laredo" and "Crying in the Chapel") - Worked with The Sleepy Hollow Gang - Father of singer, Rex Allen Jr. and husband of singer, Bonnie Allen (Linder) - The Western Performers Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Andy Wiswell - Died 12-17-1999 ( Producer ) Born 1905 - Producer at the Capitol and RCA labels - His production credits include Broadway shows "Hair" and Judy Garland's, "Judy at Carnegie Hall".
Marcia Lee Selko - Died 12-17-1999 - Cancer? ( Blues Journalist - Promoter - Manager ) Born 1953 - She was the President of the Baltimore Blues Society and co-hosted the Hot August Blues Festival - She managed Larry Johnson - She was also a sculptor and a visual artist.
Joe Higgs - Died 12-18-1999 - Cancer ( Reggae ) Born 1940 (He wrote,"Invitation To Jamaica" and Peter Tosh's,"Stepping Razor") Was half of Higgs And Wilson (They did,"Oh Manny Oh") Worked with Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley And The Wailers, Roy Wilson, Bunny Wailer and U2 - Father of rapper, Marcia Higgs and guitarist, Peter Higgs.
Marion Worth (aka Lady Marion) - Died 12-19-1999 - Emphysema ( Country ) Born 7-4-1933 in Birmingham, AL, U.S. (She did,"That's My Kind of Love" and "Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry)").
Bongo Joe (George Coleman) - Died 12-19-1999 ( Street Musician ) Born 11-28-1923 in Haines City, Fla., U.S. - Pianist and percussionist and was a whistler - Born 1923 - Worked with Sammy Davis Jr. and Dizzy Gillespie - He had played for John F. Kennedy and Gerald Ford.
Hank Snow (Clarence Eugene Snow) - The Singing Ranger - Died 12-20-1999 in Madison, TN, U.S. ( Country ) Born 5-9-1914 in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "I'm Movin' On" and "I've Been Everywhere") - Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Charles "Boogie" Phillips Jr. - Died 12-22-1999 - Born 1942 - Musician - He worked with Sammy Ridgley.
Roland Stone - Died 12-22-1999 ( Blues ) Born 1940 - Singer (He did,"Just A Moment Of Your Time" and "Go On Fool").
Calvin Crawford - Died 12-23-1999 - Cancer ( Country ) Born 1933 - Bass player - Was a member of Little Jimmy Dickens back up band, The Country Boys.
Roland "Stone" LeBlanc - Died 12-23-1999 ( R&B ) Born 1944 - He was the lead singer for The Jokers (They did,"Just A Moment Of Your Time" and "Something Special") Louisiana Entertainment Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Tito Guizar (Federico Guizar) - Died 12-24-1999 - Respiratory failure ( Ranchero ) Born 4-8-1908 in Guadalajara - Singer (He did,"Alla En El Rancho Grande" (Over On The Big Ranch)).
Zeke Carey - Died 12-24-1999 ( Doo-Wop ) Born 1-24-1933 Bluefield, WV, U.S. - Was a founding member of The Flamingos (They did,"Golden Teardrops" and "I Only Have Eyes for You").
Billy Davenport - Died 12-24-1999 ( Blues ) Born 4-23-1931 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Bob Hadley, Leo Parker, Slam Stewart, Neal Anderson, Tampa Red, Sonny Stitt, Little Mack Simmons, Syl Johnson, Junior Wells, Mighty Joe Young, James Cotton, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf.
Sheldon Briar - Died 12-24-1999 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1942 - Was a member of the vocal group Safaris (They did,"Image of A Girl" and "The Girl With The Story In Her Eyes").
Curtis Mayfield - Died 12-26-1999 in Roswell, GA, U.S. ( Soul - R&B - Funk - Gospel ) Born 6-3-1942 in Chicago, IL, U.S. (He did,"Superfly" and "Freddie's Dead") Was a member of The Alphatones and The Roosters who were later renamed The Impressions (They did,"It's Allright" and "Keep On Pushin") Worked with Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler, Major Lance, and Billy Butler - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Richard "Hock" Walsh - Died - 12-31-1999 ( Blues ) Born 12-19-1948 - Was the lead singer for The Downshild Blues Band.
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