The Dead Rock Stars Club, an extensive list of dead rock stars and people related to rock, when and how they died with links to sites about them - 2006 July to December

Doc Rock Presents,

2006 July to December
 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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2006 July to December

Tommy Young (Gerry Dorsey) - Died 7-?-2006 - Collapsed and died during a performance ( Standards - Country ) He was 69 years old - Singer.

Nigel Sandwith - Died 7-?-2006 - Motor neurone disease ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of 8 Hertz and Rockin Ronnie Riot And The Rebels.

Donovan Casares (aka Donny Casares) - Died 7-1-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Confusing Minerva.

Irvin Green (Irving B. Green) - Died 7-1-2006 in Palm Springs, CA, U.S. -  Born 2-6-1916 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Natural causes - Co-founder of  Mercury Records which recorded Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington,  Frankie Laine, The Big Bopper, The Platters, Lesley Gore, Louis  Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Patti Page.

Israel Kantor (Wilfredo Israel Sardinas) - Died 7-1-2006 in Miami, FL, U.S. - Cancer - Born 10-16-1949 in Alturas de Canasi, Cuba - Singer and musician - Led Los Van Van - Worked with The Tropicana All Stars Orchestra.

Robbie "Rocket" Watts - Died 7-1-2006 in Melbourne ( Rock ) He was 47 years old - Played guitar and banjo - Was a member of The Cosmic Psychos (They did, "I'm Up You're Out" and "Dead Roo") - Worked with Quivering Quinns and I Spit On Your Gravy.

Willie Denson (Willie Lee Denson) - Died 7-1-2006 in Columbus, GA, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Rhythm & Blues ) Born 11-23-1936 in Columbus, GA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Mama Said") - Published over 250  songs - He songs have been recorded by Aretha Franklin, Gene Pitney  and The Ronettes.

 Carl Cliff - (aka Cliff Carl) Died 7-1-2006 - Stomach cancer ( Country ) Singer and guitarist - He was 83 years old - Appeared on TV's, "Bar 6 Roundup".

 Ralph Rebel (Ralph Santiago) - Found dead 7-2-2006 - Suicide ( Rockabilly - Surf ) He was 41 years old - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - (He did, "Crispy Chicken" and "Rockabilly Vampire").

Lee Durham (Arthur Lee Durham) - Died 7-2-2006 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 6-1-1951 in Bowling Green, KY, U.S. - Country and pop record promoter -  Worked for Polydor, Asylum, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks Records.

Roger Britton (Roger Walter Britton) - Died 7-2-2006 - Lou Gehrig's Disease ( Jazz - Dance - Marching ) Born 11-11-1956 in Sioux City - Worked with The Karl King Band.

David Baker (aka Bagel) - Died 7-2-2006 - Car accident - Born 6-10-1971- Worked with Vinyl Mind.

Mark Severn (aka Byng Bell and Dixon Yarmouth) - Died 7-2-2006 - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 4-23-1956 - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Some Strange Reason" and "In My Arms") - He was a studio musician as well as a member of Hotel California - Worked with David Wildsmith.

Roger Del Russo (Roger A. Del Russo) (aka Mr. Bass Man) - Died  7-3-2006 in Morristown, NJ, U.S. -  Lung cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 5-22-1941 in Newark, NJ, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Cameos (They did, "Rock  And Roll Arabian Knights"), The Nic Nacs and The Daddy'os.

Anthony Capra (aka Pudgy) - Died 7-3-2006 ( Country ) He was 68 years old - Musician - Worked with Patsy Cline.

Smiling Jack Smith - The Man With the Smile in His Voice - Died 7-3-2006 in Westlake Village - Leukemia - Born 11-16-1916 on Bainbridge Island, Seattle, Washington, U.S. - Singer and TV host - (He did, "Let's Sing A Song About Susie" and "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles") - Was a member of The Three Ambassadors - Worked with Anson Weeks And His Orchestra and Phil Harris And His Orchestra - Hosted TV's, "You Asked For It".

Tommy Lake (Tommy C. Lake Jr.) - Died 7-3-2006 in Kailua ( Hawaiian ) He was 76 years old - Bass player - Member of The Kahauanu Lake Trio (They did, "Pua 'Ahihi") - The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Inductee.

Dicky Schulte Nordholt - Died 7-3-2006 in Melay, France - Cirrhosis of the liver ( Rock ) Born 12-29-1953 in Breda - Bassist - Worked with De Raggende Manne, Transister, Gruppo Sportivo and Q65.

David Sauter - Died 7-4-2006 ( Jazz - Psychedelic - Funk - Rock ) He was 34 years old - Played upright bass - Worked with Sapat, Valley Of Ashes and Kark.

Eric Spiegel (aka Eric Shaw) - Died 7-4-2006 in East Mount Airy - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 1946 - Singer and pianist - Was half of the duo, Tuxedo Junction later renamed 52d Street - Worked with Wendy Simon, Philly Joe Jones and Slide Hampton - Son of bandleader, Eddie Shaw.

Don Lusher (Gordon Douglas Lusher) - Died 7-5-2006 in United Kingdom -  After an  operation left him in a coma ( Jazz ) Born 11-6-1923 in Peterborough, United Kingdom - Trombonist - Worked with Joe  Daniels, Lou Preger, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and The Ted Heath  Jazz Band.

 Sandra Brown - Died 7-5-2006 ( Gospel ) Born 12-23-1948 in Birmingham, Ala., U.S. - Pianist and organist - She founded The Anointed Minstrals.

Joshua Lewandowski - Died 7-5-2006 - Car accident ( Ambient Transcendelic Rock ) He was 30 years old - Guitarist and singer - Member of Love Scene Clear (They did, "Lake Within Our Soul" and "Yummy").

Ward Sowers - Died 7-5-2006 ( Bluegrass ) Born 7-8-1934 - Played guitar, banjo and mandolin - Worked with Midnight Train and Roger Wilson's Dark Hollow.

Scott Hott - Died 7-5-2006 in Venice, FL, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock - Contemporary Christian ) He was 49 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Daddy Licks Band - Worked with Stonehenge and Christ First.

Alexej Didurow - Died 7-5-2006 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 2-17-1948 - Singer - Was a member of Iskusstwennye Deti - Founder of Literature's Cabaret.

Joe Weaver (Joseph Weaver) - Died 7-5-2006 in Southfield, MI, U.S. - Complications from a stroke  ( Blues - R&B - Jazz ) Born 8-27-1934 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Pianist and singer - (He did, "Baby I Love You  So" with the backing of The Don Juans) - Was a member of The Blue Note Orchestra (They did, "1540 Special") and The Motor City Rhythm & Blues Pioneers (They did, "Blackjack Baby" and "Motor City Man") - Worked with Andre Williams, The Five Dollars, Nolan Strong & The Diablos, The Royal Jokers, Nathaniel Mayer, The  Miracles, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Nancy Wilson, John Lee Hooker and Marvin Gaye - He was a session man for Motown and played in the house band at Fortune Records.

Cal Lampley (Calvin D. Lampley) - Died 7-6-2006 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Complications from multiple sclerosis - Born 3-4-1924 in Dunn, NC, U.S. - Producer, composer and pianist - Worked on Miles Davis' album "Miles  Ahead" and for Dave Brubeck - Produced Louis Armstrong, Leonard  Bernstein, Guimar Novaes, Duke Ellington, Carmel Quinn, Patachou and  Mahalia Jackson.

Paul Levesque - Died 7-6-2006 ( Rock ) Born 11-6-1968 - Bassist - Was a member of Something Else.

Rudi Carrell (Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar) - Died 7-7-2006 in Bremen, Germany - Born 12-19-1934 in Alkmaar in North Holland Province - TV entertainer and singer - (He did, "Wann Wird's Mal Wieder Richtig Sommer" (When Will The Real Summer Come Back) a reworking of Arlo Guthrie's, "The City Of New Orleans".

Sabine Dunser - Died 7-7-2006 - Cerebral hemorrhage ( Goth Metal ) Born 6-27-1977 - Singer - She was a member of Erben Der Schopfung which became Elis (They did, "Dark Clouds" and "Are You Missing Me").

Al Hodge - Died 7-?-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 55 years old - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - (He did, "Wish" and "Utilize Me") - Was a member of The Jaguars, The Onyx, Rogue, The Mechanics and Manband - Worked with Clifford T. Ward, Splinter, Lesley Duncan, Leo Sayer, Martin Best and Suzi Quatro.

Charles Levison - Died 7-7-2006 - He was 64 years old - Deputy chairman and non-executive director of The Chrysalis Group, a VP international at Island Records, managing director for Arista Records, CEO of WEA Records and a managing director of TV's, The Music Channel.

Syd Barrett - (Roger Keith Barrett) - Died 7-7-2006 in Cambridge, England - Complications from diabetes ( Psychedelic - Rock ) Born 1-6-1946 in Cambridge, England - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Dark Globe" and "Golden Hair") - Was a member of Pink Floyd (They did, "See Emily Play" and "Interstellar Overdrive") - Worked with Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Toni Stranius (aka Minister Stranus) - Died 7-7-2006 ( Rock ) He was 34 years old - Guitarist and keyboardist - Worked with XYSMA.

Tony D'Amato (Anthony D'Amato) - Died 7-7-2006 in Coram, NY, U.S. - Born 1-21-1931 in New York, U.S. - Producer - Worked for Decca Records - He was responsible for albums by Ted Heath, Frank Chacksfield, Maurice Larcange, Stanley Black, Ronnie Aldrich, and Edmundo Ros - Produced Mantovani.

Micheal O'Domhnaill - Died 7-7-2006 in Dublin, Ireland ( Irish Folk ) Born 10-7-1952 in Kells, County Meath, Ireland -  Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Bothy Band, Monroe, Nightnoise and Skara Brae.

June Allyson - Died 7-8-2006 in Ojai, CA, U.S. - Pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis -  She was 88 years old - Singer, dancer and actress - She appeared in the musical, "Sing Out The News" - She had been married to Dick Powell.

Milan Williams (Milan B. Williams) - Died 7-9-2006 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Cancer ( R&B - Funk ) Born 3-28-1948 in Okolona, Mississippi, U.S. - Keyboardist - Was a memeber of The Jays and a founding member of The Commodores (They did, "Machine Gun" and "Three Times A Lady") - Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

John Coletta - Died 7-9-2006 - He was a manager for Deep Purple and Whitesnake.

Evan Tyson - Died 7-9-2006 ( Rock ) He was 25 years old - Singer and drummer - Was a member of The Abusers and Highlonesome.

Pascal Berthon - Died 7-9-2006 - Suicide ( Metal ) Born 1971 - Singer - Was a member of Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Tommy Bruce (Thomas Charles Bruce) - Died 7-10-2006 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England ( Pop ) Born 7-16-1937 in Stepney, London, England - Singer - (He did, "Horror Movies" and had a hit with a version of , "Ain't Misbehavin") - Led Tommy Bruce And The Bruisers.

Chiemi Kai (Chiemi Hasebe) - Died 7-10-2006 - Hanged herself - She was 43 years old - Singer and actress - She was the wife of musician Toru Hasebe.

Ruth Schonthal - Died 7-10-2006 in Scarsdale, NY, U.S. - Complications from a heart attack ( European Romanticism - Mexican Folk - Minimalism ) Born 6-27-1924 in Hamburg, Germany - Composer and pianist - (She wrote, "The Wall Before And After" and "Fantasy-Variations On A Jewish Liturgical Theme").

Bill Miller - Died 7-11-2006 - Complications from a heart attack - Born 2-3-1915 - Pianist and conductor - Worked with Frank Sinatra, Larry Funk And His Band Of A Thousand Melodies, Joe Haymes And His Orchestra, Red Norvo, Charlie Barnet,  Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Martha Raye, Nat King Cole and Mildred Bailey.

Oscar Moro - Died 7-11-2006 in Palermo, Argentina ( Rock ) Born 1-24-1950 in Rosario, Argentina - Drummer - Member of Los Gatos Salvajes and Los Gatos - He worked with Huinca, Calor Humano, Pastoral, La Maquina de Hacer Pajaros, Riff and Seru Giran.

Edna Virgil (Edna Catherine Anderson) - Died 7-11-2006 - She was 97 years old - Pianist and organist - She directed The University Of Cincinnati Singers.

Jeremy Lammas - Died 7-12-2006 - Car accident ( Avant Garde Grind ) Guitarist - Was a member of One Step Beyond, Raging Wireless, Raven Black Night and Oxygen.

Erman Cavanaugh - Died 7-12-2006 ( Gospel ) He was 92 years old - Born in Indianapolis, IN, U.S. Singer - Was a member of The Mastinic Singers.

Ishak Ahmat - Died 7-13-2006 in Jakarta - He was 50 years old - Singer and comedian - Appeared on TV's, Unsangkerable.

Guy Hotham - Died 7-13-2006 in Cornwall - Drowned while fishing - He was 32 years old - Guitarist and bassist - Was a member of Fightclub and Tetchi.

Harry Stuart - Died 7-14-2006 in Hemet - Sang and played ukulele - Played in vaudeville shows and in speakeasies.

Erik Kleven - Died 7-15-2006 near Sacramento, CA, U.S. - Car accident - Born 10-6-1949 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Bassist, tuba player and teacher - Worked with Bo Diddley, The Henry Robinett Group, The Camelia Symphony, Nagual, Cab Calloway, Nevada Backwards, Anton Barbeau and Joy Boys.

Violetta Velero Hall - Died 7-15-2006 - Singer and voice teacher - She was one of The Velero Sisters - Sister of singer, Virginia Castaldo.

Larry McKenzy - Died 7-15-2006 - Shot ( Rap ) He was 21 years old - Musician - Was a member of The House Of Representatives.

Malachi Thompson (Richard James Thompson) - Died 7-16-2006 in  Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 8-21-1949 in Princeton, KY, U.S. - Trumpeter - Was a member of Brass Proud, Africa Brass and The Freebop  Band - Worked with Joe Henderson, Jackie Mclean and Lester Bowie.

Butch Bennett (aka Double B) - Died 7-16-2006 ( Country ) He was 55 years old - Played steel guitar and was a DJ - Was a member of Ruff House.

Brittany Allsopp - Died 7-17-2006 in MA, U.S. - Single car accident ( Metal ) She was 17 years old - Bassist, singer and actress - Was a member of Idol Worship.

Sam Myers (Samuel Joseph Myers) - Died 7-17-2006 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Throat cancer ( Blues ) Born  2-19-1936 in Laurel, MS, U.S. - Singer, drummer  and harmonica player - (He did, "Sleeping In The Ground") - Was a  member of Anson Funderburgh And The Rockets - Worked with Elmore  James, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

Michael O'Neill (Michael Scott O'Neill) - Died 7-17-2006 - Jumped from a bridge ( Rock ) Born 1965 in Saint Clair, MI, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Unrequited Loves.

John Garvey - Died 7-18-2006 in Maryland, U.S. ( Classical - Jazz ) Born 3-17-1921 in Canonsburg, PA, U.S. - Was a member of The Walden String Quartet and The University Of Illinois Jazz Band.

 Tracy Coss - Died 7-18-2006 ( Rock ) He was 35 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Spider Virus.

Larry Lamoureaux - Died 7-18-2006 Port Angeles, WA , U.S. ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The History of Rock and Roll.

Bojan Markovic - Died 7-18-2006 - Illness - Singer - Was a member of Trenje.

Ken Campbell (aka Bo Campbell) - Died 7-18-2006 - Cancer ( Country - Rock ) Born 1955 - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Boulder Creek Band.

Sam Neely - Died 7-19-2006 in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.  - Heart attack ( Country ) Born 8-22-1948 in Cuero, Texas, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Lovin'You Just Crossed My Mind" and "You Can Have Her") - Was a member of Buckle - He sang the final song for the final episode of TV's, M*A*S*H - The South Texas Music Walk of Fame Inductee.

Lazy Ade Monsbourgh ( Adrian Herbert Monsbourgh ) - Died 7-19-2006 in Melbourne ( Jazz ) Born 2-17-1917 in Melbourne, Victoria - Trumpeter, trombonist, saxophonist, pianist and woodwind player - Worked with Graeme Bell and Roger Bell.

Andrew Kanyowa - Died 7-20-2006 in Harare - He was 79 years old - Born in Epworth - Pianist, teacher and journalist - Was a member of The Epworth Theatrical Strutters (They did, "Kudzidza Kwakanaka").

Dodo Greene (Dorothy E. Greene) (Dorthea Hawkins) - Died 7-21-2006 in  Buffalo, NY.  - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 1-18-1924 - Singer - Worked with  Cab Calloway and The Ike Quebec Quintet - She also did impersonations  of Louis Armstrong - Sister of drummer James Hawkins and saxophonist  Sonny Hawkins - Buffalo Hall of Fame Inductee.

Herb Kalin (Herbert Harry Kalin) - Died 7-21-2006 in Waldorf, Maryland, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 2-16-1934 in Port Jervis, NY, U.S. - He was one of The Kalin Twins (They did, "When" and "The Spider And The Fly") and The Kalin Brothers.

Norval E. Perkins - Died 7-21-2006 in Washington, DC, U.S. - Cancer - Born  5-30-1922 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Jazz columnist and music Critic  - He wrote the column, "One More Chorus - Was a president of The Left  Bank Jazz Society and co-founder of The Listening Group - Step  brother of singer, Carmen McRae.

Jessie Mae Hemphill (Jessie Mae Graham Brooks) - Died 7-22-2006 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Complications from an infection ( Blues ) Born 10-18-1923 in Senatobia, MS, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with her aunt, Rosa Lee Hill ("Lord I Feel Better") - Recorded for Vogue  Records, High Water Records, High Tone Records - Featured in the movie, "Deep Blues".

Peter Brandstatter - Died 7-22-2006 in Padiham ( Bavarian ) He was 69 years old - Played accordion and ran pubs.

Harold Seidman (Harold Arthur Seidman) - Died 7-22-2006 - Complications from pneumonia - Singer - Was a member of The Drop Of A Hat and sang with The Atlanta Peachtree Chapter Of The Society For The Preservation And Encouragement Of Barber Shop Quartet Singing In America.

Dika Newlin - Died 7-22-2006 in Richmond, VA, U.S. ( Punk - Avant-garde - Classical ) Born 11-22-1923 in Portland, OR, U.S. - Singer, composer and actress - (She did, "Love Songs For People Who Hate Each Other") - Worked with Apocowlypso - She wrote symphonies, a piano concerto and chamber works - She was taught by avant-garde composer Arnold Schoenberg.

Billy Barwick (William George Barwick) - Died 7-22-2006 in Montreal, Canada - Stomach cancer ( Jazz ) Born 9-8-1936 in Montreal, Canada - Led Billy Barwick And His Buddies - Worked with The Jack Long Trio, Art Roberts, Colin Biggin, The Dawson College Blue Devils, Dave Clark and Vic Vogel.

Mark Hernandez (aka The Prince of Punk) - Died 7-22-2006 in Riverside, CA, U.S. - A truck collied with his motorcycle ( Punk ) Born 1966 in Bogata, Columbia - Bassist - Was a member of Kill Allen Wrench (They did, "Alcohol" and "I Want To Date A Porno Star").

Guillermo Hernandez - Died 7-23-2006 in Mexico City - Heart attack - He was 66 years old - He was the leading authority on Mexican corrido ballads.

Graham Motion - Died 7-23-2006 - Drowned in The River Tay in Perth ( Rock ) He was 20 years old - Was a member of Allegro.

Dan Moura - Died 7-23-2006 - Illness ( Metal ) He was 41 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Ruffians.

Boby Paterson (aka The Lord Provos) - Died 7-23-206 in Scotland - Illness ( Rock ) He was 49 years old - Played bass and ran nightclubs - Was a founding member of Love And Money (They did, "Candybar Express") - Produced Primal Scream.

John LaBianca - Died 7-23-2005 in Westlake ( Big Band ) He was 94 years old - Born in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Played trumpet and sang - Led The Johnny LaBianca Band and The Orrin Ide Orchestra.

Lonnie Knight - Died 7-23-2006 - Diabetes and cancer - He was 79 years old - Founder of The Withlacoochee Bluegrass Jamboree.

Chen Jinlang - Died 7-25-2006 - Colon cancer ( Pop ) He was 45 years old - Singer.

Johnny Singer (John Mensinger) - Died 7-25-2006 in North Royalton ( Big Band ) He was 96 years old - Was a band leader and played saxophone, clarinet, mandolin, guitar and violin - Led The Cleveland Browns Orchestra - Worked with Freddy Carlone's Orchestra, The Harl Smith Orchestra and Meyer Davis - Played for Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter - Father of drummer Eric Singer.

Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) - Died 7-26-2006 in Toronto, Canada ( Jamaican Folk ) Born 1919 in Kingston, Jamaica - Poet, actress, singer and story teller.

Floyd Dixon (aka Mr. Magnificent) - Died 7-26-2006 in Orange, CA, U.S. -  Kidney failure  ( R&B - Blues ) Born 2-8-1928 in Marshall, TX, U.S. -  Singer, songwriter and pianist - (He did, "Hey Bartender" and  "Telephone Blues") - Worked with Pinetop Perkins and Henry Gray.

Jafar Bozorgi - Died 7-26-2006 in Tehran, Iran - Heart failure - He was 89 years old - Singer and actor - (He did, "Morgh-e Sahar" (The Morning Bird)) - Acted in TV's, This House Is Not Far and the film, Lunar Eclipse.

Dr. Bruce W. Hudson - Died 7-26-2006 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 2-25-1946 in Waterbury, Conn., U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Dynamics.

Tony Ogden (Anthony William Ogden) - Died 7-26-2006 in Bramhall, Cheshire ( Pop - Rock ) Born 5-30-1962 in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire - Drummer, singer and guitarist - Was a member of World Of Twist (They did, "Sons Of The Stage" and "The Storm") and The Bubblegum Secret Pop Explosion.

AJ Robey (Jeffrey Thomas Robey) - Died 7-26-2006 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Illness ( Rock - Blues ) Born 11-20-1951 in Uhichsville, Ohio, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and saxophonist - Was a member of Lovers Lane and Gangsters Of Blues.

Mike Sardina (Michael H. Sardina) - Died 7-27-2006 - Head injury due to a fall ( Rock - Pop ) Singer and guitarist - He was 55 years old - Was half of the duo, Lightning & Thunder (They did, "Wonderful, Beautiful") with his wife Claire - Worked with The Esquires.

Yesh Boerstler (Yesuah Boerstler) - Died 7-28-2006 in Maui, Hawai, U.S. - From head injuries after being assaulted and run over during a birthday party ( Punk ) He was 18 years old - Singer and drummer - Was a member of The DC's.

Jim Mendes - Died 7-28-2006 in East Providence, RI, U.S. - He was 80 years old - DJ - He was a key DJ playing jazz on the radio stations in Rhode Island during the 50's and 60's.

Sol Berkowitz - Died 7-29-2006 - He was 84 years old - Composer, author and professor - Wrote for Broadway and TV - He scored music for the musical, "Nowhere To Go But Up".

Mike O'Daniel - Died 7-29-2006 - Drowned after he fell from a boat while fishing ( Country ) He was 61 years old - DJ, singer and guitarist -  Was a member of The HighLifes - Worked with Ed Burnet, Tommy Morrell, Hank Thompson, Smokey Montgomery, The Light Crust Doughboy, Leon Rausch, Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and The Levee Singers - The Texas Academy Of Country Music Hall Of Fame and The Hall Of Fame For The Light Crust Doughboys Inductee.

Leona Garufy - Died 7-29-2006 in Port Charlotte - She was 88 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Sweet Adelines - Worked with Henry Biagini and The Port Charlotte Ladies Barbershop Quartet.

S.D. Batish (Shiv Dayal Batish) - Died 7-29-2006 in Santa Cruz, CA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure - Born 12-14-1914 in Patiala, India - Musician, composer, author and teacher - (He did, "Manmohan Mana Men") -  Worked with The Beatles - He ran The Batish Institute Of Indian Music And Fine Arts - Wrote the book, Ragopedia - Composed over 5,000 compositions - Father of musician Ashwin Batish.

Anthony Schmidt - Died 7-30-2006 ( Country - Dance - Polka ) He was 90 years old -  Played bass fiddle - Was a member of The Versatones - Owned Impact Recordings studio.

Bobby Doyle (Robert Glen Doyle) - Died 7-30-2006 in North Austin, TX, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Blues - R&B - Rock - Gospel - Jazz ) Born 8-14-1939 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Pianist and singer - Led The Bobby Doyle Three - Was a member of The Slades (They did, "You Cheated") - Worked with  Blood, Sweat & Tears and Kenny Rogers.

Anthony Galla-Rini - Died 7-30-2006 - Heart seizure - Born 1-18-1904 in Manchester, Conn., U.S. - Played accordion and also woodwind and brass instruments - Composer and arranger - Worked with The Oklahoma City Orchestra - He played accordion for movies including, "Laura" and "High Noon".

John Lanza - Died 7-30-2006 - After surgery for an aneurysm - Born 10-28-1931 in Montreal, Canada - Bass player - Worked with Maynard Ferguson, Steve Garrick, Maury Kaye, Gordie Fleming, Tony Romandini and Rudy Pontano.

Tony Hoda - Died 7-31-2006 in Gulfport - Smoke inhalation in a house fire ( Country ) He was 70 years old - Singer, guitarist, songwriter and DJ.

Jay Zorn - Died 7-31-2006 in Glendale - Complications from lung cancer - He was 75 years old - Trumpeter - Conducted The Air Force Band Of Europe - Was a president of The California Music Educators Association - Wrote the book, "Listening To Music".

Darius (aka Bobby Joe Ott) (Robert Joseph Ott) - Died 8-?-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) Singer - (He did, "I Feel The Need To Carry On" and "Ancient Paths").

Rufus Harley (Rufus J. Harley III) - Died 8-1-2006 in  Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 5-20-1936 in Raleigh, NC, U.S. - Played saxophone, flute and bagpipes - Worked with Herbie Mann  ("Flute Bag"), Sonny Stitt, Laurie Anderson ("Sweaters"), The Roots  and Sonny Rollins.

John Mole - Died 8-1-2006 - Cancer - Born 4-25-1949 in Stratford, London, England - Bassist - Worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barbara Streisand, Gary Moore, Morrisey Mullen, Coliseum2, Don Airey, and John Dankworth & Cleo Lane.

Rocky Morales - Died 8-2-2006 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) Born 12-31-1940 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Played saxophone - Worked with Doug Sahm in The The Mar-Kays (They did, "Why, Why, Why") and The West Side Horns - Worked with Cats Don't Sleep, Joe King Carrasco, Rick Danko and Kim Wilson.

Baghlan Sadvakasov (or Baglan Sadvakasov) - Died 8-2-2006 - Car accident ( Pop ) Born 10-17-1968 - Guitarist - Was a member of A-Studio.

Arthur Lee (Arthur Taylor Porter) - Died 8-3-2006 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Leukemia ( Rock - Psychedelic ) Born 3-7-1945 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Hamburger Breath Stinkfinger" and "Ol' Morgue Mouth ") - Was a member of The Lag's (They did, "The Ninth Wave"), The American Four (They did, "Luci Baines") and Love (They did, "My Little Red Book" and "7 & 7 Is") - Worked with Rosa Lee Brooks ("My Diary") and Jimi Hendrix.

Richard Barrett (aka Ritchie Barrett) - Died 8-3-2006 in Gladwyne, PA, U.S. - Prostate or pancreatic cancer ( R&B ) Born 7-14-1933 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and producer - Was a member of The Angels and The Valentines (They did, "Summer's Love" and "Lily Maebelle") - Worked with Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, The Chantels, The Isley Brothers, The Channels and The Three Degrees.

Aaron Brock (Aaron Robin Brock) - Died 8-3-2006 - Heart failure - He was 31 years old - Classical guitarist, composer and professor - Worked with The Toronto Senior Strings.

Jerry Castegnaro - Died 8-3-2006 ( Jazz - Polka - Rock ) He was 70 years old - Was a member of The Paddlewheel Four, The Dixie Jazz and Kings Jerry's Kids - Worked with The Joey James Orchestra, The Heritage Band, The Alley Kats, The Casuals and The Collinsville Municipal Band.

Audrey Cross (aka Desne Elton) - Died 8-4-2006 near Rimini Italy - Car accident - Singer - She was 80 years old - Born in Burnley - Was a member of The Sunshine Sisters and The Two Days.

John Locke (John Tilden Locke) - Died 8-4-2006 in Ojai, California, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 9-25-1943 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Keyboardist - Was a member of Spirits Rebellious who were renamed Spirit (They did, "I Got A Line On You" and "Mechanical World") - Worked with Nazareth (They did, "Boys In The Band" and "You Love Another").

Mike Gingrich (aka Ox) - Died 8-4-2006 - Single car accident ( Rock ) He was 27 years old - Musician - Was a member of Chaos Method.

Ed Thrasher (Edward Lee Thrasher Jr.) - Died 8-5-2006 at Big Bear Lake - Cancer - Born 3-7-1932 in Glendale, California, U.S. - Art director and Photographer - Worked for Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records - He designed album covers for The Beach Boys, The Grateful Dead, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Arlo Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, The Doobie Brothers, The Beatles and many others - At one time married to actress Linda Gray.

Moacir Santos - Died 8-6-2006 in Pasadena, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Played saxophone, trumpet, banjo, guitar and drums and was a composer, singer, conductor, arranger and teacher - Was a member of The Military Police Of Parabia - Worked with Milton Nascimento, Joyce, Gilberto Gil and Ed Motta - Wrote music for films including Amor No Pacifico.

James L. Mack - Died 8-6-2006 in Athens, Greece - Aneurysm - He was 76 years old - Born in Tuscaloosa, AL, U.S. - Conductor, composer, arranger, singer and teacher - Worked with The Manhattans, Curtis Mayfield, Ramsey Lewis and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - He was president of The Chicago chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science.

Kevin Aumiller - Died 8-6-2006 in Crown Point- Heart failure - He was 47 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Flying Muskovites.

Duke Jordan (Irving Sidney Jordan) - Died 8-8-2006  in Valby, Denmark  ( Jazz ) Born 4-1-1922 in Brooklyn, NY., U.S. - Pianist - Worked with  The Savoy Sultans, The Roy Eldridge Big Band, Charlie Parker, Miles  Davis, Max Roach and Tommy Porter.

Michael Hurd - Died 8-8-2006 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England - Born 12-19-1928 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England - Composer - He wrote music for the films, "Flickorna" aka "The Girls" and "Scrubbers".

Mike Brown - Died 8-8-2006 - His motorcycle collided with a car ( Rock ) He was 21 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Attaka.

Jaroslav "Country" Cervenka - Died 8-8-2006 ( Jazz - Swing ) Born 4-26-1937 in Sintava, Czechoslovakia - Played clarinet and alto sax player and was a composer and arranger - Member of Ali Jazz Band, Revival Jazz Band and Traditional & Revival Band (They did, "I Remember Benny Goodman" and "The Weight").

Miguel Anga Diaz - Died 8-9-2006 in Barcelona, Spain ( Jazz - Latin - Hip Hop ) He was 45 years old- Conga player - Was a member of Irakere - Worked with Ruben Gonzalez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal and Cachaito Lopez.

Jake Deringer (Jake Lawrence Deringer) - Died 8-10-2006 - Swimming accident - Born 7-25-1989 in Neenah - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - Was a member of The Willow Creek Experience.

Barbara George (Barbara Ann Smith) - Died 8-10-2006 in Chauvin, LA, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 8-16-1942 in Smithridge, LA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)" and "You Talk About Love").

Mike Douglas (Michael Delaney Dowd) - The Cary Grant of the coffee break - Died 8-11-2006 in Florida, U.S. ( Big Band - Pop ) Born 8-11-1925 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer and TV host - (He did, "The Men In My Little Girl's Life" and "Ole Buttermilk Sky") - Hosted TV's, The Mike Douglas Show and sang on Kay Kyser's Kollege Of Musical Knowledge.

Earle Voorhies - Died 8-11-2006 in West Covina - Cardiac and respiratory arrest ( Classical - Folk ) Born 10-30-1912 in Highland Park - Pianist and teacher - Worked with Luisa Espinel - Wrote for Clavier magazine.

Ann Mason (Ann Mason Stockton) - Died 8-11-2006 in West Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart failure - Born 10-30-1916 - Harpist - Studio musician - She scored music for  radio, TV and can be heard in over 800 movies - Helped found The World Harp Congress and was a secretary for The Recording Musicians Association.

Bruce Carter ( Bruce Edward Carter Sr.) - Died 8-12-2006 in Portland, Ore., U.S. - Possible heart attack ( R&B ) Born 12-8-1956 in Portland, OR, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Franchise, Pleasure (They did, "Glide") and Cool'R - Worked with Kenny G.

Kristin Berglund - Died 8-12-2006 - Accidentally caught fire after getting gasoline on her clothes ( Blues ) Born 9-9-1953 - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Where's The Soul Gonna Go" and "Two For The Blues").

Arkadij Eskin - Died 8-12-2006 - Illness - Born 8-24-1939 - Pianist - Was a member of Pesnyary.

Otto Wiklund - Died 8-13-2006 - Suiside ( Metal ) Born 10-18-1976 - Drummer - Was a member of In Battle - Worked with Setherial.

Herman Wallace Lott (aka Buzzard) - Died 8-13-2006 in north Shreveport ( Rock - Soul - Blues ) Bassist - Worked with Elgie Brown And The Downbeats, Tina Turner, Ted Taylor, Raymond Blakes, ZZ Hill, Freddy King, Etta James, Marvin Seals and Johnny Taylor.

Tony Hicks (Anthony Hicks - Died 8-13-2006 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 8-8-1948 in Middlesborough, North Yorkshire, England - Drummer - Was a member of Back Door (They did, "Jive Grind" and "Askin' The Way").

Jimmy Katumba - Died 8-14-2006 - Post surgical complications - He was 51 years old - Singer - (He did, "Atalina Kigere" and "Congratulations") - Was a member of The Light Bearers later renamed Jimmy Katumba And The Ebonies.

Johnny Duncan - Died 8-14-2006 in Fort Worth, TX, U.S. - Heart attack ( Country ) Born 10-5-1938 in Dublin, Texas, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Sweet Country Woman" and "She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed, Anytime") - Worked with Janie Fricke ( "Stranger" and "Thinkin' Of A Rendezvous") - His songs have been recorded by Charley Pride and Conway Twitty - Cousin of singers Dan Seals and Jimmy Seals.

Gus Crank (August Crank) - Died 8-14-2006 in Fort Thomas ( Country ) He was 67 years old - Played guitar and sang - Led Gus And Us.

Milton Kaye (Milton Jay Katz) - Died 8-14-2006 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Pneumonia - Born 6-22-1909 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Pianist and arranger - Worked with The NBC Symphony Of The Air and Jascha Heifetz - Wrote the theme music for the TV's, Concentration - Worked on the children's shows, Big Top and The Rootie Kazootie Show and for The Bell Telephone Hour.

Hank Kohout - Died 8-14-2006 in Parma ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with The Bob McKee Trio, Red Norvo, Milt Hinton, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and The Harry James Orchestra - Was a staff musician for Mike Douglas and Gene Carroll  - Husband of singer, Virginia Alverez.

Jimmy Reject (James Kenneth Harrington) - Died 8-14-2006 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Jumped off a bridge ( Punk ) He was 35 years old - Drummer and writer - Worked with Social Status, The Gobshites and The Dimestore Haloes.

Jimmy Pryor (James Marshall Pryor) - The Midnight Cowboy - Died  8-15-2006 in Des Moines, IO, U.S. ( Blues - Gospel ) Born 2-5-1917 in Red Star,  W. VA, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with  B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington - The Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame  Inductee.

Gabriel Miller - Died 8-?-2006 - Drug overdose ( Rock - Punk ) Musician - Worked with Endeavor, Minute 61, The Goodbye Letter, Past Mistakes, The Invocation,The Requiem and Fairweather.

Jon Nodtveidt - Died 8-16-2006 in Hasselby, Stockholm - Shot himself ( Metal ) Born 6-28-1975 in Hasselby, Sweden - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Dissection - Worked with The Black, De Infernali, Nifelheim, Ophthalamia, Siren's Yell and Terror.

Sig Shore - Died 8-16-2006 in Stamford, CT, U.S. - Illness - Born 5-13-1919 in Harlem, NY, U.S. - Producer - He produced the movie, "Superfly" which Curtis Mayfield did the soundtrack for and also produced, "That's The Way Of The World" with music by Earth Wind And Fire.

Lil Wally (Walter E. Jagiello) - The Polka King - Died 8-17-2006 in Miami Beach, FL, U.S. - Heart failure ( Polka ) He was 76 years old - Drummer and singer - (He did, "I Like Her Golabka" and "No Beer In Heaven" and co-wrote, "Let's Go Go Go White Sox") - Played for Pope John Paul II - Worked with The Polkaholics - The Polka Hall Of Fame Inductee.

John Canario - Found dead 8-17-2006 - He had fallen and hit his head in his home - He was 85 years old - Born in Fall River, Ma, U.S. - Played mandolin - Was a member of The Silvertones.

Tim Cooper - Died 8-17-2006 - Leukemia ( Metal ) Bassist - Was a member ofAshen Mortality.

Jesus Goris - Died 8-?-2006 - Complications from a fall last year - He was 85 years old - Founder of Puchito Records - Credited with helping launch the career of Olga Guillot.

Adrian Coffey - Died 8-?-2006 ( Country - Folk  ) He was 38 years old  - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Road North.

Joseph Hill - Died 8-19-2006 in Berlin, Germany ( Reggae ) Born 1949 in St. Catherine - Singer and percussionist - Was a member of Culture (They did, "Two Sevens Clash" and "Natty Never Get Weary").

Joyce Blair (aka Miss X) - Died 8-19-2006 - Cancer - Born 1932 - Singer and dancer - Worked with her brother, Lionel Blair - Appeared in the musicals, "Dames At Sea" and "Bar Mitzvah Boy".

Kirk MacGeachy - Died 8-20-2006  in Montreal, Canada - Heart attack ( Celtic ) He was 56 years old - Born in Anstruther - Singer - Was a member of Brahan Seer and Orealis - Worked with Dave Gossage.

Garry Dalloway (aka Flabbie) - Died 8-20-2006 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of The Handsome Beasts (They did, "Ghost In My Mind" and "Sweeties").

Carol Kaye (aka Carol Mayall) - Died 8-20-2006 - Cancer - She was 71 years old - Singer and actress - Was a member of The Three Tunettes and The Kaye Sisters (They did "Mistakes" and a version of "Paper Roses") - She was married to manager, Len Young.

Claude Blanchard - Died 8-20-2006 - Heart attack - He was 74 years old - Singer and actor.

Bismillah Khan - Died 8-21-2006 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - Heart failure - Born 3-21-1916 - Played the shehnai - (Composed, "Dil ka khilauna hai toot gaya" for the film, "Goonj Uthi Shehnai").

Charles Greene (Charles Greene Jr.) - Died 8-21-2006 ( Jazz - Rock ) He was 54 years old - Guitarist - Led The Charles Greene Groupe and was a member of The Versatiles - Sang in the movie, "American Hot Wax".

Pat Baird (Patricia J. Baird) - Died 8-21-2006 in New York, U.S. - Cancer - She was 59 years old - Music business executive, media relations professional and journalist - Was a manager for Arista Interworld Music Publishing Group, director of national publicity for RCA Records working with Lou Reed, The Eurythmics, Diana Ross, John Denver and Hall & Oates, assistant vice president of corporate relations for BMI and was a publicist for producer Jimmy Ienner, helping to launch the careers of Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Grand Funk Railroad - Worked for the publications Record World and Music World - She also was a contributor to The Dead Rock Stars Club.

Giovanni Vanzino - Died 8-21-2006 in Southrepps - Heart disease - He was 35 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Cromer Smugglers, Cloud Nine and The Ugly Bug Band.

Buck Page - Died 8-21-2006 - Natural causes ( Western ) Born 7-18-1922 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Singer and musician, he played 21 instruments - Was a member of The Valley Ranch Boys and The Riders Of The Purple Sage - Played guitar on the original recording of the theme song for "Bonanza".

 Chris Jenner - Died 8-21-2006 - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 17 years old - Singer - Was a member of Tramp Army.

Nathan Jesse Davis - Died 8-22-2006 in Pinehurst - Accidental methadone poisoning - He was 30 years old - Musician - Worked with producer John Custer.

Bruce Gary - Died 8-22-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Lymphoma ( Rock ) Born 4-7-1951 in Burbank, CA, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Knack (They did, "My Sharona" and "Good Girls Don't") - Worked with Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Stephen Stills, Rod Stewart, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, Robby Krieger, Albert Collins, The Ventures ("Cry For A Shadow"), Randy Meisner, Spencer Davis, Denny Laine, Albert King, Randy California, John Lee Hooker, Andy Summers and Bette Midler.

Nathan Davis - Died 8-22-2006 ( Blues - Rock ) He was 30 years old - Guitarist and songwriter - (He did, "Bittersweet" and "Nickels And Dimes").

Francisco Carlos Patricio (aka Dunga) - Died 8-23-2006 - Heart failure ( Brazilian Folk ) He was 47 years old - Singer and songwriter.

David Schnaufer - Died 8-23-2006 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Cancer - He was 53 years old - Born in Texas, U.S. - Played the dulcimer - (He did, "Blackberry Winter") - Formed The Nashville Dulcimer Quartet - Worked with Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler, Hank Williams Jr., The Columbus Symphony, The Judds, Kathy Mattea, The Cactus Brothers, The Wagoneers, Holly Dunn, Dan Seals, Rattlesnake Annie and Cyndi Lauper.

Maynard Ferguson (Walter Maynard Ferguson) (aka The Boss) - Died 8-23-2006 in Ventura, California, U.S. - Kidney and liver failure ( Jazz ) Born 5-4-1928  in Verdun, Quebec, Montreal, Canada - Trumpeter and band leader - (He did, "Gonna Fly Now") - Was a member of The Innovations Orchestra, The Birdland Dream Band and Big Bop Nouveau - Worked with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Barnett, Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy Dorsey and Stan Kenton - The Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

 Sanders Barber (Sanders Barber Jr.) - Died 8-23-2006 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Complications from leukemia ( Doo-Wop ) Born 1-4-1938 in Albany, GA, U.S. - Singer - Founder of The Condors.

Richard Schultz (aka Bongo Dick) - Died 8-23-2006 - Bone cancer ( Blues ) He was 71 years old - Played harmonica and bongos.

John Weinzweig (John Jacob Weinzweig) - Died 8-24-2006 in Toronto ( Avant-garde - Classical ) Born 3-11-1913 in Toronto, Ontario - Played mandolin, piano, tuba, saxophone and bass and was a composer - Taught at The Toronto Conservatory of Music - His students have included composers Murray Shaffer and Harry Somers and jazz bandleader Phil Nimmons - Founded The Canadian Music Centre and The Canadian League of Composers.

James Tenney (James Carl Tenney) - Died 8-24-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Electronic - Experimental ) Born 8-10-1934 in Silver City, New Mexico, U.S. - Composer, pianist and musicologist - Pioneer in electronic and computer generated music (He did, "Blue Suede" and "Phases").

Fernanda de Utrera (Fernanda Jimenez Pena) - Died 8-24-2006 in Utrera ( Flamenco ) She was 83 years old - Singer - Worked with her sister Bernarda de Utrera.

Mike Neff - Died 8-24-2006 in Des Plaines, Ill., U.S. - He was 54 years old - Drummer - Worked with Off Broadway, The Hounds and The Pearl Handle Band.

 Joseph Stefano - Died 8-25-2006 - Born 5-5-1922 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Composer, lyricist and writer - (He wrote, "One Dream Tells Me" and "Heartbeat") - Wrote the off Broadway musical comedy, "It's Your Move" and the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's, "Psycho" - His other credits include, "Eye Of The Cat," and "The Kindred" - He was part owner of TV's, "The Outer Limits".

Andy Fraga - Died 8-26-2006 in Idyllwild, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 10-?-1943 in New York, NY, U.S. - Pianist, singer and composer - Worked with Whitey Mitchell, Misty Bade and Pat Rizzo.

Richard Fernandez Franco - Died 8-26-2006 - Brain aneurysm ( Salsa - Polka ) Born 1932 in Anaheim - Played saxophone, keyboards and guitar - Was a member of Los Felizes.

Eoin Hamilton - Died 8-26-2006 in St Andrews ( Choral - Gaelic ) Born 11-21-1940 in Glasgow - Composer, producer, arranger and musician - Worked with The Albion Singers, Kenneth McKellar, Peter Morrison, The Fife Sinfonia, The Anstruther Philharmonic Society and Moira Anderson

 Jesse Pintado - Died 8-27-2006 in Holland - Complications of a diabetic coma ( Metal ) Born 7-12-1969 - Guitarist - Worked with Terrorizer, Lock Up and Napalm Death.

Lucie Lee Abramson Wing - Died 8-27-2006 in Durham - Ovarian cancer - She was 80 years old - Born in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Played piano and vibraphone - (She wrote Pearl Bailey's, "Pushing Forty" and Carol Sloane and Nancy Wilson's, "An Older Man Is Like An Elegant Wine").

Therese Haunani Bernardino - Died 8-27-2006 - Colon cancer ( Hawaiian ) She was 56 years old - Worked with Kawaina.

Christer Petterson - Died 8-27-2006 - Liver disease ( Rock - Pop ) Born 11-3-1942 - Drummer - Was a member of The Hep Stars, the biggest selling Swedish band of the 60's.

Richard Mills (aka Grimnir Heretik and Grimnir Wotansvolk) (Richard P. Mills) - Died 8-28-2006 ( Metal ) Singer - Was a member of Grand Belial's Key.

Pip Pyle (Philip Pyle) - Thee Canterbury Drummer - Died 8-28-2006 in Paris, France ( Progressive -  Rock ) Born 4-4-1950 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England - Drummer and songwriter - Worked with Bruno's Blues Band, Delivery, Hatfield And The North (They did, "Let's Eat (Real Soon)" and "Shaving Is Boring"), Robert Wyatt, Sophia Domancich, Bash!, National Health, Delivery, Chicken Shack, Gong, The Paul Jones Group, Weightwatchers, Soft Heap, Rapid Eye Movement, In Cahoots, Pip Pyle's Equip'Out, The Patrice Meyer Trio/Quartet, The Mimi Lorenzini Trio, The Faton Cahen Trio, The John Greaves Band, Short Wave, Absolute Zero and The Hugh Hopper Band.

Roger Deegan (Roger Brougham Deegan) - Died 8-28-2006 in Edmonton Alberta - Born 2-9-1928 in Turtleford, Saskatchewan - Composer - Wrote music for more than 200 documentary and nature films.

Michael Richard - Died 8-28-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 58 years old - Born in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and photographer - Worked with Little Richard and The Coasters.

Iain MacKintosh (Iain Campbell MacKintosh) - Died 9-28-2006 in Glasgow ( Folk ) Born 7-20-1932 in Glasgow - Singer.

Jumpin' Gene Simmons (Morris Eugene Simmons) - Died 8-29-2006 in Tupelo, MS, U.S. - Illness ( Rockabilly ) Born 7-10-1937 in Itawamba County - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Haunted House" and "Go On Shoes" and co-wrote, "Indian Outlaw" for Tim McGraw) - Worked with The Bill Black Combo and Elvis Presley.

JJeff Sarli (Jeffrey J. Sarli) - Died 8-29-2006 in Nashville, TN,  U.S.  - Complications of renal failure ( Blues - Rock ) Born  7-10-1958 in White Plains, NY, U.S. - Bassist - Worked with The   Uptown Rhythm Kings, Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Tom Principato, Bob  Margolin, Levon Helm, Marshall Crenshaw, John Mooney, The Rolling  Stones ("Flip The Switch" and "Too Tight") and Bill Kirchen.

Dick Scott (Richad M. Scott) - Died 8-29-2006 in Encino, CA, U.S. - Illness -  Born 3-14-1933 in Macon, GA, U.S. - Records executive and manager -  Managed New Kids On The Block, Mark Wahlberg, James Ingram, Patti  Austin and The Jones Girls - Worked for Motown Records - Was a road  manager for Diana Ross And The Supremes.

Dick Hugg (Richard James Hugg) (aka Huggy Boy) - Died 8-30-2006 in Long Beach, California, U.S. - Cardiac arrest - Born on 6-9-1928 in Canton,  Ohio, U.S. - DJ - Credited with breaking The Crows', "Gee" and The Penguins', "Earth Angel".

Burt Goldblatt (Burton G. Goldblatt) - Died 8-30-2006 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure - Born 12-11-1924 in Dorchester, MA, U.S. -  Designer - He designed album covers for Herbie Mann, Billie Holiday,  Carmen McRae, Charles Mingus and Robert Johnson's, King Of The Delta Blues - He created over 200 LP covers.

 William F. Costa - Died 8-31-2006 - Illness - Born 1920 - Played accordion - Worked with Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme.

Tim Brown - Died 9-?-2006 - Brain hemorrhage - He was 19 years old - Singer, songwriter and bassist - Was a member of Not Your Hero (They did, "Ask Away").

Dan I (Selmore Ezekiel Lewinson) - Died 9-?-2006 ( Disco ) Born in Jamaica - Singer, songwriter and producer -  (He did, "Monkey Chop").

Richard Egues - Died 9-1-2006 - Illness - Born 10-26-1924 in Santa Clara, Cuba - (He wrote, "El Bodeguero" and "El Cuini") - Was a member of The Orquesta Aragon Band.

Georgie Shaw (George Shoester) - Died 9-1-2006 in South Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Heart disease - Singer - (He did, "No Arms Can Ever Hold You" and "Till We Two Are One").

El Turronero (Manuel Mancheno Pena)  - Died 9-1-2006 in Seville - Heart attack ( Flamenco ) He was 59 years old - Born in Vejer de la Frontera  - Singer - Worked with Antonio Gades and Paco Cepero.

Jimmie Maddin - Died 9-1-2006 in Boulder City, Nev., U.S. ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 2-27-1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. - Played saxophone and sang - (He did, "Boogie Boo" with Benny Carter, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Red Callendar) - Worked with Jeanette Baker - Hosted radio's, The Nighthawk Bandstand - Produced The Seeds.

Charlie Williams - Died 9-2-2006 in Royston - Cardiac arrest - Born 12-23-1927 in Barnsley - Singer and comedian - Hosted TV's, The Golden Shot and appeared on The Comedians.

Dewey Redman - Died 9-2-2006 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Liver failure ( Jazz ) Born 5-17-1931 in Fort Worth, TX, U.S. - Played musette, clarinet and saxophone and was a bandleader - Worked with his son saxophonist Joshua Redman and with Tom Harrell, Pharoah Sanders, Donald Rafael Garrett, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman.

Laurie Jean Lawrence (aka L.J.) - Died 9-2-2006 - Shot in her home in Reno, Nevada, U.S. ( Folk - Rock - Blues ) She was 42 years old - Played bass and was a singer - Worked with The Sierra Blues Tribe, The X-Factor, Cool Black Kettle and Don Evans.

Tony DeNicola - Died 9-2-2006 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. ( Big Band ) He was 79 years old - Born in Pennington - Drummer - Worked with Freddy Martin, Kenny Davern, Charlie Ventura, and Harry James.

Michael White (Michael Tracey White) (aka Bam Bam) - Died 9-3-2006 - Internal bleeding ( Rockabilly - Surf - Country - Swing ) He was 39 years old - Drummer, singer, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer - (He did, "Cold Day In Daytona") - Was a member of The Chest Pains, Institution Of Faith, The Charles Dickens Band, The Aqua Men, Michael And The Little Professors, White And Smooth, The Twistin' Tarantulas and The Joy Buzzers.

Ian Hamer - Died 9-3-2006 in Brighton ( Jazz ) Born 9-11-1932 in Liverpool, England - Trumpeter, composer and bandleader - Was a member of Mrs Wilf Hamer's Band - Worked with Carl Barriteau, Oscar Rabin, Vic Lewis, The Kirchin Brothers, Tubby Hayes ("Night In Tunisia"), The Beatles ("Got To Get You Into My Life"), Bing Crosby, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, James Last, Matt Munroand, Kenny Wheeler, Eric Delaney, Jack Parnell, John Dankworth, Harry South, Joe Harriott, Mike Gibbs, Barbara Thompson, The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band and Ted Heath - Worked on Top Of The Pops for over 20 years.

Leandro Misuriello - Died 9-3-2006 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy - Hit by a car - Born 9-17-1972 in Milan, Italy - Played bass and double bass - Worked with Alberto Fortis, Eugenio Finardi and Carmen Consoli.

Steve Blackwell - Died 9-4-2006 - Cancer ( Folk - Rock ) He was 58 years old - Singer and musician - Led Steve Blackwell & Friends (They did, "A Porch, A Marsh, A River") - Was a member of The Chessmen.

Moss Khumalo (Moses Khumalo) - Died 9-4-2006 in Honeydew near Johannesburg - Possible suicide ( Afro Jazz ) Born 1-30-1979 in Meadowlands, Soweto - Played saxophone and piano - Worked with The Soweto Youth Jazz Band, Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo, Themba Mkhize, Paul Hanmer, Khaya Mahlangu, Vusi Khumalo, Prince Lengoasa and Moses Khumalo And Friends.

Pete Hartfield (Frank Hartfield) - Died 9-4-2006 ( R&B ) He was 75 years old - Born in Arkansas, U.S.  - He was a member of The Four Kings.

Clive Lythgoe - London's Liberace - Died 9-4-2006 ( Classical - Pop ) Born 4-9-1927 in Colchester, Essex - Pianist - He claimed to have inspired the Beatles' choice of collarless suits - Played piano in a Carmen Miranda movie.

Reverend J. Bazzell Mull - Died 9-5-2006 ( Gospel ) He was 91 years old - Born in Burke County, North Carolina, U.S. - Played banjo - Radio personality and promoter - Was a member of The Valdese Sacred Band - The Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame and The Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ralph Howard (Ralph N. Howard) - Died 9-5-2006 - He was 77 years old - Musician - Worked with The Cecil Young Orchestra and The Imperials.

Adam Goldstone - Died 9-5-2006 in the Nevada desert, U.S. - Heart arrhythmia - DJ - He was 37 years old - Mixed the single, "The Sky Is Not Crying" - He wrote for The Dance Music Review and Time Out New York.

Hollis Gentry III - Died 9-5-2006 in Valencia Park ( Funk - Jazz - Pop ) He was 51 years old - Saxophonist and composer - Was a member of Fattburger, Neon and Power - Worked with David Benoit and Larry Carlton.

Robinson Wadsworth - Died 9-5-2006 in The Caribbean- Drowned while snorkeling - Born 2-14-1964 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Played guitar, saxophone, the didgeridoo, Chinese flutes, the bodhran and was a Taiko drummer.

James Herbert Carwile - Died 9-5-2006 in Lynchburg, VA, U.S. - Born 9-1-1917 in Campbell County, VA, U.S. - Played guitar - Was a member of The Entry Hill Highballers.

Jonathan Ball - Died 9-5-2006 in New York, NY, U.S. - He was 60 years old - As the result of a fall in his home - Born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Actor and singer - Performed in the musical, "Kiss Me Kate".

Maxine Edgington - Died 9-6-2006 in Dorset - Breast cancer - She was 48 years old - (Co- wrote, "We Laughed" with Billy Bragg).

Paul Vance (Paul Van Valkenburgh) - Died 9-6-2006 - He was 68 years old - Born in Florida, U.S. -
  Singer and composer - (He did, "Hey Now Mary") - Led The Paul Vance Orchestra ("Magic Melody").

Eddie Sperry - Died 9-?-2006 in Thailand - Was a member of Screed and Hookfoot - Worked with Harry Slash & The Slashtones ("Survive! (If I Let You)" and "Total Elimination"), Debbie Harry, Mark Ribot, Rob Thomas and Moby.

August Braganza - Died 9-7-2006 ( Goan ) He was 56 years old - Worked with The Diamonds, Renaissance, The Experience, Reunion, The Band, Top Brass, The Sting and The Symphony.

Richard Carsello (Richard D. Carsello) - Died 9-7-2006 - Heart complications ( Barbershop ) Born 8-5-1930 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Sunshine Chordsmen and The Sunshiners - Helped develop the first pager.

Philip Knight - Died 9-7-2006 - Complications of cancer ( Rock - Fusion - Jazz - Blues ) He was 54 years old - Guitarist, drummer, and songwriter - (He did, "In Another Lifetime" and "Canyon And The Wind") - Worked with Horizon, Clockwork, Casual Sax, Philip Knight And The Days, Landau and Dabbs And Knight.

 Bonnie Lee (aka Bonnie Lee Murray and Bonnie Bombshell Lane) (Jessie Lee Frealls) - Sweetheart of the Blues - Died 9-8-2006 ( Blues ) Born 6-11-1931 in Bunkie, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "I'm Good" and "Need Your Love So Bad") - Worked with Willie Kent And The Gents and Sunnyland Slim.

Rob Fried - Died 9-8-2006 - Heart failure ( Rock ) Born 7-15-1991 in Englewood, NJ, U.S. - Percussionist - Was a member of Max Creek - Worked with Roomful Of Blues, Greg Piccolo, Heavy Juice, Dr. Juice, The Burt Teague Group and Steve Vozzolo.

Mike Kelly - Died 9-8-2006 in North Myrtle Beach - Fell from a sixth floor balcony ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Cuatro Mono (They did, "Ride The Brakes" and "Can't Have My Lovesongs").

Don Sinzinger - Died 9-9-2006 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. ( Barbarershop ) He was 79 years old - Singer - Worked with The Hoarse And Buggy Four, The Erie-Tones, The Tower City Chorus and The Chord Benders.

 Jean Claude Abreu - Died 9-9-2006 - Born 1-11-1922 in Paris, France - Publisher, collector and Jazzologist.

Richard Burmer (Richard S. Burmer) - Died 9-9-2006 in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.( Electronic ) Born 9-19-1955 in Owosso, Michigan, U.S. - Keyboardist and composer - (He did, "Across the View" and "The Art Of Spirit Bending").

Dave Salgado - Died 9-9-2006 - Born 9-25-1951 - Bassist - Was a member of The Strollers Of Hawaii.

Vernon Klaudt (Vernon R. Klaudt) - Died 9-9-2006 - Cancer ( Gospel ) Born 7-5-1930 on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Kingsman Four, The Klaudt Indian Family and The Vernon Klaudt Indian Family - Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Tu Huy - Died 9-10-2006 - After a stroke - He was 62 years old - Born 1944 in the Dien Ban District of Quang Nam Province - Musician and composer - (He did, "Ngay Em Den" (The Day You Come) and "Mot Thoang Que Huong" (A Glance at Homeland)).

Clyde Holly (Clyde Holliman) - Died 9-10-2006 - Complications resulting from Sleep Apnea ( Rock ) He was 45 years old - Musician and producer - Was a member of Biloxi - Worked with Double Down - Produced Kitty Stallings - Founder of HollyHouse Recording Studio.

Bennie Smith - Died 9-10-2006 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Heart attack  ( Blues ) - Born 10-05-1933 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Worked with Chuck  Berry, Ike And Tina Turner,  Aretha Franklin, Little Milton, The  Drifters, Albert King, Rufus Thomas and The Soulard Blues Band.

Adrian Davison - Died 9-11-2006 in Wyke - Motorcycle accident - He was 28 years old - Played trombone - Was a member of The Jayess Queensbury Band and The United Co-op Yorkshire Brass Band.

Leonard Basley Sr. - Died 9-12-2006 - Shot in a domestic dispute - He was 75 years old - Born in Putnam, CN, U.S. - Musician - Was a member of Lenny & The Star Chiefs and The New England Sound.

Dmitrij Janszin - Found dead 9-12-2006 - Possible murder ( Punk - Pop ) Born 12-13-1956 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of DK and Vesjolye Kartinki.

Swetlana Djakowa - Found dead 9-12-2006 - Possible murder ( Punk - Pop ) Born 1968 - Volinist and singer - Was a member of Vesjolye Kartinki.

Boulder (Lou Richards) - Died 9-13-2006 ( Metal ) He was 35 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Hatebreed.

Drew Gordon - Died 9-13-2006 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. - He was 45 years old - Composer and keyboardist - Was a member of The New Psychenauts and Gondwana.

 Peter Tevis - Died 9-13-2006 - Parkinson's Disease ( Spaghetti Western Music ) He was 69 years old - Singer - He can be heard on the films, "La Spietata Colt Del Gringo" and "Le Pistole Non Discutono".

John Paul Jones - Died 9-13-2006 - Cancer - Graphic artist - He did album covers for Santana and Van Morrison and web design for musicians Joe Marillo, Gilbert Castellanos and Mikan Zlatkovich.

Norman Brooks - Died 9-14-2006 - Illness - Singer - (He did, "Sky Blue Shirt" and "3D Sweetie") - He portrayed Al Jolson in two films.

Guy D'Agostino (Gaetano D'Agostino) (aka Bubba) - Died 9-14-2006 in Wakefield, MA, U.S. - Illness - He was 86 years old - Born in Monson - Singer and bass player - Led The Guy Stevens Orchestra.

Tom Wood - Died 9-?-2006 in Sydney, Australia - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 68 years old - Born in Edinburgh - Pianist - Was a member of The Climax Jazz Band and The Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band.

Curt Gibson - Died 9-16-2006 ( Country ) Born 7-31-1936 - Singer - (Co-wrote, "Whose Memory Are You" and "Tender Lovin' Care") - Worked with The Rainbow Ranch Boys and Stringbean.

Smoky Montgomery (Charles Montgomery) - Died 9-17-2006 ( Country ) He was 84 years old -  Born in Cleveland, TN, U.S. - Musician and record shop owner - Appeared on Johnny Carson's show - Hosted TV's, "Smoky Montgomery Live" - Founding member of The Country Music Association.

Earl Heywood - Canada's No. 1 Cowboy Singer - Died 9-17-2006 ( Country ) Born 3-12-1917 near Exeter, Ont., Canada - Singer and guitarist - (He wrote, "Tales Of The Donnelly Feud" and "Moonlight On Manitoulin Island") - Led The CKNX Barndance Gang and was a member of The Serenade Ranch Gang (They did, "Alberta Waltz" and "Tears Of St. Anne") - Recorded with his wife, Martha, and their children, Grant and Patricia - He composed over 300 songs - The Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Al Casey (Alwin W. Casey) - Died 9-17-2006 in Phoenix, AZ, U.Z., U.S. ( Rockabilly ) Born 10-26-1936 in Long Beach,  CA, U.S. - Guitarist and pianist - (He did, "Cookin" and "Laughin") - Led The Al Casey Combo (They did, "Surfin' Hootenanny") and was a member of The Sunset Riders - Worked with Sanford Clark ("The Fool"), Duane Eddy, Mac Davis, The Raintree County Singers, The Everly Brothers, The Fifth Dimension, Delaney And Bonnie, Michael Nesmith, The Exotic Guitars, The Beach Boys, Eddy Arnold, Jody Reynolds and Frank Sinatra.

Nancy Arlen - Died 9-17-2006 - After heart surgery ( No Wave ) Born 1942 - Drummer and artist - Was a member of Mars (They did, "Puerto Rican Ghost" and "Helen Fordsdale") - Worked with Brian Eno and Dark Day ("Hands In The Dark" and "Invisible Man").

James Chasse (aka Jim Jim Chasse) (James Philip Chasse Jr.) - Died 9-17-2006 in Portland, OR, U.S. - After a confrontation with police ( Jazz Punk ) Born 5-7-1964 - Singer - Was a member of The Opossum Society - He was an editor and writer for the punk magazine, Organizm.

Alexander Titow - Died 9-18-2006 ( Christian Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Zit.

Joe Glazer - Died 9-19-2006 in Chevy Chase, MD, U.S. ( Folk ) He was 88 years old - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "Too Old To Work" and "Automation") - He co-authored the book, Songs Of Work And Freedom.

Danny Flores (Daniel Flores) (aka Chuck Rio) - The Mexican Hillbilly - Godfather of Latino Rock - Died 9-19-2006 in Westminster, CA, U.S. - Pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 1929 in born Rankin, Texas, U.S. - Singer, saxophonist and guitarist - Was a member of The 3-D Ranch Boys, The Creshendoes and The Champs (They did, "Tequila") - Worked with Dave Burgess and Glen Campbell.

Elizabeth Allen (Elizabeth Ellen Gillease) - Died 9-19-2006 - Kidney failure - Born 1-25-1929, in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. - Actress and singer - She was the "And away we go!" girl on TV's, "The Jackie Gleason Show" - Appeared in Broadway's, Romanoff and Juliet and in the musicals, The Gay Life and Do I Hear a Waltz? - Acted in TV's, Don Rickles' sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey and the soap opera Another World.

Scott Fraser - Died 9-19-2006 ( Rock ) Born 12-11-1949 in Schenectady, NY, U.S. - Guitarist, pianist, drummer and songwriter - Was a member of Space Opera (They did, "Stolen Ground" and "Blue Ridge Mountains") - Worked with The Mods ("It's For You") and Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit & Greenhill.

Don Walser - Pavarotti of the Plains - Died 9-20-2006 in Austin, Tex., U.S. - Illness ( Country ) He was 72 years old - Singer and yodeler - Led The Pure Texas Band - Worked with The Kronos Quartet - He opened for The Butthole Surfers and Ministry.

Kawai Cockett - Died 9-20-2006 - Diabetes ( Hawaiian ) Born 9-24-1938 in Pukoo, Molokai - Singer and musician (He did, "Beautiful Kauai").

Jerry Lightfoot (Jerry Gordon Lightfoot) - Died 9-20-2006 in Austin,  TX, U.S. ( Blues - Rock ) Born 9-9-1951 in Harris County, TX, U.S. - Was a  member of The Essentials - Worked with B.B. King, Jerry LaCroix,  Carolyn Wonderland, Vince Welnick and John Lee Hooker.

Willis C. Jackson - Died 9-20-2006 - Liver cancer ( Jazz - Standards ) He was 58 years old -  Born in Pasadena, CA, U.S. - Keyboardist - Was a member of The Mount Dora Music Project and The Lost Cats.

John W. Peterson - Died 9-20-2006  in Scottsdale - Cancer ( Gospel ) Born 11-1-1921 in Lindsborg, Kan., U.S. - Composer - (He wrote, "It Took A Miracle" and "Over The Sunset Mountains") - Wrote over 1,000 gospel hymns - Served as president of Singspiration, a sacred music publishing company - Co-founded Good Life Productions and founded The John W. Peterson Music Co. - The Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Boz Burrell (Raymond Burrell) - Died 9-21-2006 in Spain ( Rock ) Born 8-1-1941 in Lincoln, England - Singer and bassist - Worked with King Crimson and Bad Company.

Bruno Mambella - Died 9-22-2006 near Woodstock - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 45 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Red Eye - Was a sound technician for The Kim Mitchell Band - Worked for The Groove Daddys.

Tommy Olivencia (Angel Tomas Olivencia Pagan) - Died 9-22-2006 in San Juan, Puerto Rico ( Salsa ) Born 5-3-1938 in the Villa Palmera section of Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico - Singer and trumpeter - Led La Primerisima (They did, "Secuestro" and "Lo Dudo").

Sir Malcolm Arnold - Died 9-23-2006 - Illness - He was 84 years old - Composer - Wrote music for 132 films, including The Bridge On The River Kwai and and Hobson's Choice.

Etta Baker - Queen of the Piedmont Blues - Died 9-23-2006 in Fairfax, VA, U.S. ( Blues - Folk ) -  Born 3-31-1913 in Caldwell County, NC, U.S. - Played guitar and banjo -  (She did versions of, "Railroad Bill" and "One-Dime Blues") - Worked  with Taj Mahal, Scott Ainslie, Allen VanNoppen and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Aladar Pege - The Paganini of the contrabass - Died 9-23-2006 in Budapest - Illness ( Jazz - Classical ) Born 10-8-1939 in Budapest - Bassist, composer, and cello player - Worked with Walter Norris, Mingus Dynasty, Art Farmer, Albert Mangelsdorff and Dexter Gordon.

Alix Anderson - Died 9-23-2006 in Milledgeville, GA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Big Band ) Born 2-8-1919 in Quincy, MA, U.S. - Singer and artist and was an emcee at Boston nightclubs - Worked as a sketch artist during the Nuremburg trials and at one of Ted Bundy's murder trials.

Ross Siracusa - died 9-24-2006 - Pancreatic cancer - He was 63 years old - Pianist and singer- Designed the original Toys 'R' Us mascot, Geoffery the Giraffe.

Henry Townsend (Henry Jesse James Townsend)- Died 9-24-2006 in  Mequon, near Grafton, Wisconsin, U.S. - Complications of pulmonary  edema ( Blues ) - Born 10-27-1909 in Shelby, Miss., U.S. -  Singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist - Worked with Walter  Davis, Roosevelt Sykes, Robert Johnson and Clarence Johnson.

Drew Gamble - Died 9-?-2006 - Illness - He was 55 years old - Singer, guitarist and flautist - Was a member of The Dead Skunk Band.

Jimmy Vass - Died 9-?-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 69 years old - Saxophonist and flautist - Worked with Charles Mingus, Charles Earland, Woody Shaw, Andrew Hill, Lionel Hampton, Sunny Murray, Rashied Ali, Roberta Flack, Muhal Richard Abrams and Ronnie Boykins.

Randy Hien (Randall C. Hien) - Died 9-25-2006 in Providence , RI, U.S. - Hit by a car - He was 57 years old - Owner of The Living Room which hosted artists such as The Schemers, Lou Miami And The Kozmetix, John Cale and Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - As a coach he led his team to the Little League World Series in 2004.

Jamie Lyons - Died 9-25-2006 in Little River, SC, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1949 - Singer and drummer - (He did, "Soul Struttin'") - Was a member of The Music Explosion (They did, "Little Bit O' Soul" and "Sunshine Games"), The Capital-City Rockets, Mixed Water and Hard Sauce.

Jim Unger - Died 9-25-2006 - Heart attack ( Country ) He was 52 years old - Played fiddle - Worked with Billy Crash Craddock and Johnny Paycheck.

 Mike Lefebvre - Died 9-26-2006 - Bone cancer ( Jazz ) Born in 1945 in Orange, CA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Arnette Cobb, Willie Nelson and Jerry Reed.

Paul Stroud - Died 9-26-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Played saxophone - Was a member of The Sophisticated Swingers and The Charlie Lyle Combo.

Rob Ruzga (Robert Guy Ruzga) - Died 9-26-2006 - Liver cancer ( Rock ) Bassist - Worked with Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes ("Survival Of The Fittest " and "Prodigal Man").

Stanley Cherry (Stanley Z. Cherry) - Died 9-27-2006 in Studio City - Cancer - Born 2-2-1932 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Television writer, director, producer and also a musician - Directed episodes for TV's, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Flipper, Gilligan's Island and Peyton Place - Wrote music for many of his television projects.

J.T. Tom-West - Died 9-28-2006 in Lagos Island - Internal bleeding due to a car accident - Singer, director, actor and dancer - Appeared in the film, "State Of Emergency".

Janice Hopkins (aka Lady J) - Died 9-28-2006 - She had Crohn's Disease ( Folk ) She was 52 years old - Musician - She released an album entitled, "I've Earned the Right To Sing The Blues".

Lolo Ruiz (Jose Dolores Ruiz) - Died 9-28-2006 ( Mariachi ) Born 7-2-1920 in Coquimatlan, Colina, Mexico - Led Mariachi Nacional de Lolo Ruiz - Performed for President Jimmy Carter and President Ronald Reagan.

 Jan Werner (Jan Werner Danielsen) - Died 9-29-2006 in Oslo - Heart failure - Born 4-?-1976 in Nord-Odal - Singer and trumpet player - (He did, "My Prayer" and "One more Time") - Worked with Elisabeth Andreassen and Mosaic ("Mary Did You Know?").

Gregory Greenawalt - Died 9-29-2006 - Shot after an argument ( Metal ) He was 38 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Relic.

Josh Graves (Burkett K. Graves) (aka Buck and Uncle Josh) - Died 9-30-2006 ( Bluegrass ) Born 9-27-1927 in Tellico Plains, Monroe County,TN, U.S. - Played the Dobro and bass - Worked with The Foggy Mountain Boys, The Pierce Brothers, Jake Tullock, Esco Hankins, Charlie McCoy, J.J. Cale, Steve Young, Kris Kristofferson, Mac Wiseman, Kenny Baker, Eddie Adcock and Jesse McReynolds - The International Bluegrass Music Hall Of Honor Inductee.

Isabel Bigley - Died 9-30-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - She was 80 years old - Born in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Singer and actress - She appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and in the musicals, "Guys And Dolls", "Gay Rosalinda" and "Oklahoma!".

Prentiss Barnes - Died 9-30-2006 in east of Magnolia, Mississippi, U.S.- Traffic accident
( R&B ) Born 4-25-1925 in Magnolia, MS, U.S.- Singer - Was a member of The Crazy Sounds who changed their name to The Moonglows (They did, "Ten Commandments Of Love" and "We Go Together") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and The United Group Harmony Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Wade Carter (Wade Van Buren Carter) - Died 9-?-2006 ( Bluegrass - Gospel ) Born 1912 in Rowan County - Played mandolin and guitar - Was a member of The Lonesome Boys.

Pat Buccilli (Pasquale Buccilli) - Died 10-1-2006 - Born 1934 - Played bass and upright bass and was a singer - Was a member of The Musical Gigolos - Worked with Louis Prima, Keeley Smith, The Sam Butera Band and Bobby Darrin.

Richard Kraus (aka Dick Allyn) - Died 10-1-2006 - Colon cancer - He was 77 years old - Born in Roosevelt - Singer - (He did, "I'm Just A Nobody").

Paul Richardson - Died 10-2-2006 in Wilmington - Illness - Organist - Played at The Connie Mack Stadium and later at The  Veterans Stadium for 33 seasons for The Phillies and also at Yankee Stadium.

Frederick H. Westcott - Died 10-2-2006 in New York, U.S. -  Born 2-10-1916 in Sackets Harbor - Played trumpet and bass - Was a member of The Martin McCane Band.

Frances Bergen (Frances Westerman) - Died 10-2-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness - Born 9-14-1922 - Actress, model and singer - As a model she had been seen in magazines and on billboards as "The Chesterfield Girl" and "The Ipana Girl" -  Mother of actress Candice Bergen and wife of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.

Richard Monay Carbajal - Died 10-2-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 78 years old - Played trombone - Worked with Buddy Rich and Gene Kruppa.

Patrice Holloway (Patrice Yvonne Holloway) - Died 10-3-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Soul - Pop ) Born 3-23-1951 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (She did, "Love And Desire" and "Ecstacy" and co-wrote, "You Made Me So Very Happy") - She was the singing voice of Valerie for TV's, Josie And The Pussycats - Worked with Joe Cocker - Sister of Motown artist, Brenda Holloway.

Leonard Gill (Leonard William Gill) - Died 10-4-2006 in Berkeley, CA, U.S. - Illness ( Blues )  Born 2-18-1952 in Sherrill, Arkansas, U.S. - Guitarist and bassist - Worked with Johnny Taylor, Allen Fontenot, Little Milton, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Al Rapone, Queen Ida, Rockin' Sydney, Maria Muldaur, Otis Clay and B.B. King.

Jenny Moss (Jennifer Moss) - Died 10-5-2006 in Dunfermline, Scotland - Born 1-10-1945 in Wigan, Lancashire - Actress and singer - (She did, "Please Don't Say Goodbye" and "Please Let It Happen To Me") - Appeared in the musical, Live it Up - Portrayed Lucille Hewitt on the soap opera, Coronation Street.

Jackie Rae - Died 10-5-2006 - Singer and songwriter - He was 84 years old - Born in Winnipeg -  (He wrote, Eddie Arnold's, "Please Don't Go" and Andy Williams', "Happy Heart") - Was one of The Three Raes Of Sunshine and a member of The Spitfire Band - Collaborated with Les Reed - Hosted The Jackie Rae Show - His songs have been recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck and Tony Bennett - He was married to actress Patrician McKinnon.

Thomas Stowsand - Died 10-5-2006 in Schwaz, Austria - Cancer ( Avant-Jazz ) Born in 1947 in Cuxhaven, Germany - Played cello and bassoon - Was a booking agent for Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman, The Kronos Quartet, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Henry Threadgill, Caetano Don Cherry, Veloso, Carla Bley, McCoy Tyner, Gilberto Gil, Egberto Gismonti, John Scofield, John Zorn and Fred Frith - Founded Saudades Tourneen.

Claude Luter - Died 10-6-2006 in Poissy, France ( Jazz ) Born 7-23-1923 in Paris, France - Played clarinet, saxophone and trumpet - Worked with Sydney Bechet, Barney Bigard, Boris Vian,  Mezz Mezzrow, Albert Nicholas, Jacques Gauthe and Louis Armstrong.

Brad Andress (Bradley Andress) - Died 10-6-2006 in South Edgewood - Cancer - ( Punk ) He was 20 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Close To Home.

Pandav Sunuwar - Died 10-7-2006 in London, England - Lung and kidney disease ( Folk ) Born 1952 in Okhaldhunga - Singer - (He did, "Bhijyo timro rato pachyauri ni lai lai" and "Chui Chui Chuikane Jutta").

Hy Levenson - Died 10-7-2006 in Peabody - Illness - He was 91 years old - Born in Boston, MA, U.S. - Drummer and pianist - Worked with Vaughn Monroe.

Bob Savin (Boris Savin)- Died 10-7 or 8-2006 - Liver cancer ( Jazz ) Played drums and sang - Was a member Igor Bourco's Uralsky Jazzmen (They did, "Coachmen Don't Hurry Horses" and "Russian Vodka").

Chip Chase (Charles Steven Chase) (aka Wild Goose) - Died 10-8-2006 in Union, NH, U.S. - Embolism from injuries suffered in a July motorcycle accident ( Folk ) Born 5-12-1948 in Kingston, NY, U.S. - Played fiddle, mandolin, the bodhran and a Celtic drum - Was a member of Wood's Tea Company - Worked with Arlo Guthrie and John Denver.

Larissa Strickland (Larissa Stolarchuk) - Died 10-8-2006 in North Port, Florida, U.S. - Overdose ( Punk ) Born 3-18-1960 in New Castle, Philadelphia, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of the Michigan based L-Seven and The Laughing Hyenas. (They did, "You Can't Pray A Lie")

Bernie Primeau (Bernard Joseph Roland Primeau) - Died 10-9-2006 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-5-1939 in Montreal, Canada - Drummer - Member of The Montreal Jazz Sextet - Worked with Oliver Jones, Remi Bolduc, Yannick Rieu, Norman Guilbeault and Charlie Biddle.

Marek Grechuta - Died 10-9-2006 in Krakow, Poland - Born 12-10-1945 in Zamosc, Poland - Composer and singer - (He co-wrote, "Tango Anawa").

Klaus Renft (Klaus Jentzsch) (aka Jenni Renft) - Died 10-9-2006 in Schleiz or Loehma, Germany ( Rock ) Born 6-30-1942 in Jena, Germany - Played guitar and bass - Led The Klaus Renft Combo (They did, "Ketten Werden Knapper" (Chains Are Harder To Get) and "Der Apfeltraum") and The Butlers.

 Coccinelle - (Jacqueline-Charlotte Dufresnoy) (Born Jacques-Charles Dufresnoy) - Died 10-9-2006 in Marseilles ( Cabaret ) Born 8-23-1931 in Paris, France - Singer and actor - (Did, "a cover version of "Je cherche un millionaire").

Ted Herczog (Theodore J. Herczog) - Died 10-10-2006 in Willoughby - Born 7-15-1930 in Cleveland. Ohio, U.S. - Played marimba and keyboards - Was a member of The Versatiles.

Ed Summerlin (Edgar E. Summerlin) - Died 10-10-2006 in Rhinebeck, NY, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 9-1-1928 in Marianna, FL, U.S. - Played saxophone and was a composer - (He wrote, "Requiem For Mary Jo" and "Jazz Vespers Service") - Worked with Sonny Dunham, Ted Weems, Don Ellis, Steve Swallow, Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan, Steve Kuhn, Eric Dolphy, Slide Hampton and Tony Pastor - His was one of the first significant use of jazz in a liturgical service.

Boots Hiteman (Harold L. Hiteman) - Died 10-10-2006 in Newport - He was 91 years old - Played harmonica - Was a member of The Churchill Ramblers Duo.

Seha (Norsehah Abu Bakar) - Died 10-11-2006 - Lung cancer - She was 44 years old - Singer - (She did, "Seloka Cinta Remaja" and "Titi Meniti") - She was a member of Freedom (They did, "Mulanya Di Sini") - Hosted Malaysia's, Muzik TV.

Gillo Pontecorvo - Died 10-12-2006 - He was 86 years old - Born in Pisa - Filmmaker, director, journalist, political activist and musician.

Bradley Spinney - Died 10-?-2006 in Port Orange ( Big Band ) He was 91 years old - Percussionist - Worked with Frankie Carle, The Richard Hayman Orchestra and The Metropolitan Theatre Youth Orchestra - His musical TV credits include, "Shanghai" and "The Patty Duke Show".

Ronnie Pereira - Died 10-13-2006 - An infected wound that did not heal ( Rock ) He was 56 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Revolvers.

Scotty Beats (Raymond Scott Brown II) Died 10-13-2006 in Mitchellville, Maryland, U.S. - Shot as he attempted to stop a vehicle he owned from being stolen - He was 36 years old - Played saxophone -  Producer and engineer - Produced Lil' Jon And The East Side Boyz,  Naquann ("Goodbye") and The Critical Condition Band ("Stop The Violence In The Street") - Was an engineer on Jennifer Lopez's, "Rebirth" album.

Jennell Hawkins - Died 10-13-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness - Born 4-8-1938 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( R&B ) Singer and pianist - (She did, "Moments To Remember") - Was a member of The Dreamers (They did. "Since You've Been Gone" and "Do Not Forget") and The Combo-Nettes - Worked with Richard Berry.

Mike Jaimes - Died 10-13-2006 ( Rock ) Born 1967 - Guitarist and pianist - Worked with Native, Tiberius, Gent Treadley, Space Bar, Big Whiskey, Craig Dreyer, Vince Welnick and Doug Yoel ("Yellow Light").

Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) - Died 10-14-2006 in Corpus Christi, TX, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Country - Tex-Mex ) Born 6-4-1937 in San Benito, TX, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights" and "Before The Next Teardrop Falls") - Worked with The Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven.

Gino Empry (Gino Emperatori) - Mr. Entertainment - Died 10-14-2006 - Congestive heart failure - Born in Toronto, Canada - Publicist and manager - Managed Tony Bennett - Worked for Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Tammy Wynette, Tina Turner and Roy Orbison - Wrote the book, "I Belong To The Stars".

Stanley Mitchell - Died 10-14-2006 in Detroit, MI, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 2-10-1935 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Was a member of The Cherokons, The  Tornadoes (They did, "Four O' clock In The Morning"), The Hamp- tones and The Motor City Rhythm & Blues Pioneers (They did, "Blackjack Baby" and "Motor City Man") - Worked with Billy Ward & The Dominoes, The Lionel Hampton Orchestra, The Royal Jokers (They  did, "Quit Twistin' My Arm") and RJ's Rhythm Rockers.

Joshua D. Read - Died 10-14-2006 - Accidental drowning in a pool - He was 33 years old - Musician - Was a member of Simply Irresistible.

Jared Anderson - Died 10-14-2006 ( Metal ) Born 1-?-1976 - Bassist and singer - Worked with Internecine, Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal (They did, "Nailed To Obscurity" and "Saturated In Dejection").

Stefan Olson - Found dead 10-14-2006 in his recording studio ( Punk ) Born 1960 - Musician - Was a member of Expandable Hole Filler.

Mathieu Keijser - Died 10-14-2006 - Percussionist - Founded the annual Drumfest.

Varduhi Vardanyan - Died 10-15-2006 near the village of Getap - Head injury due to a car accident ( Pop ) She was 30 years old - Singer - (She did, "To Where Did They Vanish" and "Dance Of The Kintos").

 Julie Fiorini - Died 10-15-2006 in Seattle ( Jazz - Big Band ) Born 8-25-1921 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, U.S. - Singer.

Moses Rodriguez Jr. (aka The Rapattic) - Died 10-15-2006 in south Turlock - Shot ( Rap ) He was 25 years old.

Jean Cox - Died 10-15-2006 - She was 91 years old - Born in Greenwood - Pianist - Was a member of The Star Belles and Take Three.

Pete Graves (Alexander Graves) - Died 10-15-2006 in New York, NY, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 4-17-1930 in Bessemer, Alabama, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Crazy Sounds who changed their name to The Moonglows (They did, "Sincerely" and "In My Diary") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Esequiel Rodriguez - Died 10-16-2006 - House fire ( Tejano Big Band ) He was 88 years old - Played violin, cello, bass, guitar and banjo - Was a member of Eloy Perez's Latinaires.

Tommy Johnson - Died 10-16-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Complications of cancer and kidney failure - He was 71 years old - Played tuba - Recorded music for over 2,000 movies including Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Jaws and The Godfather.

Freddie Willis (Sentell Jewel Willis) - Died 10-16-2006 in Los  Angeles, CA, U.S. - Colon  cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 1-5-1937 in Los Angeles County, CA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Calvanes (They did,  "Dreamworld" and "Horror Pictures") and The Nuggets (They did, "Angel  On The Dance Floor" and "Cap Snapper").

Andrea Parodi - Died 10-17-2006 in Cagliari, Italy - Cancer ( Folk ) Born  5-6-1975 in Cantu, Italy -
    Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Il killer del Tennessee" and "I rododendri della sera") - Was a
 member of Tazenda - Worked with Fabrizio de Andre, Eric Andersen, John Hammond, Ruth Gerson,
                    Neal Casal, Rick Danko, Massimo Bubola and Claudio Lolli.

Anna Russell (Anna Claudia Russell-Brown) - The Queen of Musical Parody - Died 10-18-2006 - Born 12-27-1911 in Maida Vale, London, England - Singer and comedian - Was the President of the B&R Music Publishing Company.

Bobby Hachey (Albert Hachey) - Died 10-18-2006 - Lung cancer ( Country ) He was 74 years old - Singer.

Joe Cossey (Larry Joe Cossey) - Died 10-18-2006 - Cancer ( Country ) He was 56 years old - Born in Oklahoma City - Bass guitarist and songwriter - Worked with Mel McDaniel.

Dan Ditella - Died 10-18-2006 in Elgin, IL, U.S. ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of Hurtlocker.

Snooky Pryor (James Edward Pryor)- Died 10-18-2006 in Cape  Girardeau, Missouri, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 9-15-1921 in in Lambert,  Miss., U.S. - Sang and played harmonica - (He did, "Telephone  Blues" and "Nine Below Zero") - Worked with Baby Face Leroy  Foster,  Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Robert Stroger and Moody Jones -  He helped create the Chicago Blues sound.

Jim Jim Autz - Died 10-19-2006 - Heart complications - Born 10-3-1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. - Was a sound mixer for Traum Recording Studio - He created the audio, visual multi-media production company, AVLA/Jim Autz Productions, Inc./Network Events.

Karen Kopseng - Died 10-19-2006 - Cancer - She was 61 years old - Singer - Worked with Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians - She was Miss North Dakota in 1965.

Boynton Hagaman (Boynton Glenn Hagaman) - Died 10-20-2006 - He was 88 years old - Played drums and tuba - Worked in dance bands and with The Washington Redskins band.

Stan Patton (aka Jazz) - Died 10-20-2006 in Richmond Hill ( Big Band ) Born 1915 in St. Boniface - Played saxophone - Led The Stan Patton Orchestra - Worked with Mart Kenney And His Western Gentlemen.

Roger Jerome (Roger Jerome Gillespie) - Died 10-20-2006 - Born 1938 - Played guitar and banjo and was a singer - Led Roger Jerome And The Casuals and was a member of Yeoman.

Susanne Millsaps (Susanne S. Millsaps) - Died 10-20-2006 - Cerebral hemorrhage - Born 1953 - Booking and management agent and community activist - Worked for The Wishing Chair - Served on the boards of The FAR-West Folk Alliance and The Intermountain Acoustic Music Association - Hosted radio's, Thursday Morning Breakfast Jam - Produced The IAMA concerts.

Ioan Ivancea - Died 10-20-2006 - Cancer ( Gypsy Brass ) Born 1-4-1940 in Zece Prajini - Played clarinet - Was a member of Fanfare Ciocarlia.

Bryan Hipp - Died 10-21-2006 ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Diabolic (They did, "Infernalism") - Worked with Brutality, Cradle Of Filth, and The Blastmasters.

Sandy West (Sandy Pesavento) - Died 10-21-2006 in in San Dimas, CA, U.S. - Lung Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1960 - Drummer and singer - Was a member of The Runaways which included Joan Jett, Lita Ford and Cherie Currie (They did, "Cherry Bomb" and "Secrets") who were managed by Kim Fowley - She led The Sandy West Band.

Antonio Invito - Died 10-22-2006 in Naples, Italy - Shot ( Neo-melodic ) He was 36 years old - Singer.

Arnold Sundgaard - Died 10-22-2006 in Dallas TX, U.S. - Congestive heart failure - Born 10-31-1909 in St. Paul, Minn., U.S. - Lyricist, composer and playwright - Wrote Broadway plays and musicals - He resurrected the song, "Yellow Rose Of Texas" from obscurity in 1955.

 Lebo Mathosa - Died 10-23-2006 near Johannesburg, South Africa - Car accident ( R&B - Kwaito ) Born 1977 - Singer and actress - (She did, "Brand New Day" and "Lebu") - Was a member of Boom Shaka - Worked with Keith Sweat - Acted on TV's, Generations and Backstage.

James Cross - Died 10-23-2006 - Oesophageal cancer - Born 1937 in London, England - Played the wooden flute and bagpipes - Was a member of The Grand River Ceili Band.

Leonid Hambro - Died 10-23-2006 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Complications from a fall ( Classical - Pop - Comedy ) He was 86 years old - Born in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Pianist - Was Victor Borge's comedic sidekick and was a pianist for WQXR, The New York Times radio station.

Barb Kitson (Barbara Kitson) - Found dead 10-23-2006 ( Punk ) She was 51 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Thrills later renamed City Thrills (They did, "Heartbreaker" and "Hey (Not Another Face In The Crowd)").

Bruno Lauzi - Died 10-24-2006 in Peschiera Borromeo, Italy - Parkinson disease - Born 8-8-1937 in Asmara, Eritrea - Singer and songwriter - (He did "Amore caro, amore bello" and "Onda su onda") - Worked with Lucio Battisti, Mogol, Edoardo Bennato and Mia Martini.

Danny Z (Daniel Zank) - Died 10-24-2006 in Coon Rapids - Ruled a suicide ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Jet City.

Shawn Kettlewell - Died 10-24-2006 in San Bernardino - Hit by an airborne car battery that had been  ejected from a single car accident on the other side of the freeway ( Metal ) He was 30 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Prolific.

Fuzzy Cawthon (Jefferson Michael Cawthon) - Died 10-24-2006 - Heart attack - He was 56 years old - Owner of Fuzzy's Place which showcased Francine Reed With Java Monkey, The Breeze Kings With Tommy Brown and Mike Veal.

Maarten Luysterburg (aka Ploegbaas ) - Died 10-24-2006 - Suicide ( Metal ) Born 6-16-1981 - Drummer - Was a member of Sick Human Art, The Mess Age, Brutus and Goddess Of Desire.

Billy Pfalmer ( William Clark Pfalmer) - Died 10-25-2006 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 21 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Randibles and The Dugouts.

Walt Harper - Died 10-25-2006 in Point Breeze - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Pianist and composer - (He did, "Just The Taste") - Led his own bands - Owner of Walt Harper's Attic which showcased artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Maynard Ferguson and Stanley Turrentine.

 Renny Wyatt (Renaldo Wyatt) - Died 10-25-2006 - Complications of a stroke - He was 65 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Wyatt Juniors and The Wyatt Chorale Ensemble - Worked with The Independents, Natalie Cole, The Impressions and The Chi-Lites.

Evelyn Tashjian (Evelyn May Tashjian) - Died 10-25-2006 n Visalia ( Big Band ) She was 85 years old - Born in Cutler - Singer - Worked with Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra - She sang in the Disney movies, "Cinderella" and "Peter Pan".

Tillman Franks (Tillman Ben Franks) - Died 10-26-2006 - Illness ( Country ) Born 9-29-1920 in Stamps, Arkansas, U.S. - Played stand up bass and guitar - (He co-wrote, "Honky Tonk Man" and "North To Alaska") - Was a member of The Rainbow Boys - Worked with The Bailes Brothers, Webb Pierce, Harmie Smith And The Ozark Mountaineers and Pete Seeger - Managed  Johnny Horton, Slim Whitman, David Houston, Jimmy And Johnny, Billy Walker, Tony Douglas, The Carlisles, Billy Walker, Claude King and Jimmy C. Newman - Father of singer and guitarist Tillman Ben Franks Jr.

Rogerio Duprat - Died 10-26-2006 in Sao Paulo - He had bladder cancer and Alzheimer's disease ( Tropicalia ) Born 1932 in Rio de Janeiro - Composer, producer, cellist and arranger - Was a member of Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal and The Orquestra de Camara de Sao Paulo - Wrote jingles and film soundtracks - Worked with Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Nara Leao, Lulu Santos and Rita Lee.

Steve Roberts - Died 10-26-2006 ( Reggae ) Guitarist - Was a member of Screaming Target and  Dreadzone - Worked with Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster, The Pioneers, Bob Andy, Dawn Penn, Errol Dunkley, Alton Ellis, Gail Ann Dorsey and Dennis Alcapone.

Nigel Holton - Died 10-26-2006 in New Zealand - Drowned - He was 54 years old - Born in Canterbury, England - Composer - He wrote music for films including, "Quake" and "Only The Strong".

 Hank Shaw (Henry Shalofsky) - Died 10-26-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 6-23-1926 in London, England - Trumpeter - Worked with Teddy Foster, Frank Weir, Oscar Rabin, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Sampson, Vic Lewis, Leon Roy, Jack Parnell, Tubby Hayes, John Dankworth, Harry South, Stan Tracey,  Ronnie Scott, Joe Harriott, Alan Dean's Beboppers, The Bebop Preservation Society, Tony Crombie, Don Rendell, Club Eleven and Tony Kinsey.

William Taylor - The singing doctor - Died 10-27-2006 ( Musicals ) Born 2-7-1920 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Singer, director and producer - Worked on the musical theater productions of Showboat, Oklahoma and Porgy & Bess.

Kris Skidmore - Died 10-?-2006 - Born 10-27-1954 in Bakersfield - Keyboardist - Worked witn Hilary Stagg and Paul Kamm & Eleanor McDonald - Scored the soundtrack for Stories Of The Yuba.

Eddy Medora (Edward Stephen Medora) - Died 10-27-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Surf Rock ) Born 11-?-1945 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Guitarist, saxophonist, singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Renegades and The Sunrays (They did, "I Live For The Sun" and "Andrea").

Preston Lane - Died 10-27-2006 in Newark, NJ, U.S. ( R&B ) He was 67 years old - Born in Stantonsburg, NC, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Fiestas (They did, "So Fine" and "Broken Heart").

Marijohn Wilkin (Marijohn Melson) (aka Romy Spain) - The Den Mother of Music Row - Died 10-28-2006 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Country - Gospel ) Born 7-14-1920 in Kemp, Texas, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (She co-wrote, "The Long Black Veil" and "One Day At A Time") - Led The Marijohn Singers - Worked with Red Foley, The Jordanaires and The Anita Kerr Singers - Her songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Jimmy Dean, Patsy Cline, Mitchell Torok, Johnny Horton, Wanda Jackson, Marilyn Sellars, Stonewall Jackson, Joan Baez, The Band, Webb Pierce, Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Mel Tillis, Cowboy Copas, The Kingston Trio, Burl Ives and Rod Stewart - Mother of guitarist Buck "Ronny" Wilkins - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Chris Williams (John C. Williams) - Died 10-28-2006 in Williamsburg, VA, U.S. - He was 39 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Pat McGee Band (They did, "Beautiful Ways" and "Must Have Been Love").

Christian Loos - Died 10-28-2006 ( Metal ) He was 31 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Funeral and Fallen.

 Jo Jo Laine (Joanne Patri) (aka Joanna Hines) - Died 10-29-2006 in London, England - Liver cancer ( Rock ) Born 7-13-1952 - Model, actress and singer - Led Jo Jo Laine & The Firm - Worked with Wings, Sting and Andy Summers - Ex-wife of guitarist Denny Lane.

Joe Lutcher (Joseph Woodman Lutcher) - Died 10-29-2006 in Los  Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 12-23-1919 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S. - Saxophonist, vocalist and bandleader - (He did, "Rockin'  Boogie" and "Mardi Gras") - Worked with Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis  Jr. and The Mills Brothers -  Brother of singer and pianist Nellie  Lutcher

Ian Rilen (Ian William Rilen) - Died 10-30-2006 - Bladder cancer ( Rock ) Born 8-12-1947 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia - Bassist - Was a member of Band Of Light, Rose Tattoo (They did, "Bad Boy For Love"), Sardine v,  - Led X and Ian Rilen And The Love Addicts - Worked with Blackfeather, Space, Blue Aliens, Hell To Pay, Skindiver and Illustrated Men.

 David Zettner - Found dead 10-30-2006 in Austin, TX, U.S. ( Country ) He was 61 years old - Played  bass and pedal steel guitar - Worked with Willie Nelson And The Offenders and Ray Price.

Manny Duran - Died 10-30-2006 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 6-11-1926 in Alamagordo, New Mexico, U.S. - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - Worked with Ray Barretto, Willie Bobo, Mario Bauza And The Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Mongo Santamaria, Carla White, The Afro Bop Band and Machito.

Frankie Havlik (Frank H. Havlik Jr.) - Died 10-31-2006 in Morgan, Wis., U.S. ( Polka ) Born 2-6-1940 in Morgan, Wis., U.S. - Musician -  Led Frankie And The Ampitones.

Edward Alperson ( Edward L. Alperson Jr.) - Died 10-31-2006 in Encino, CA, U.S. - He was 81 years old - Born in in Omaha, NB, U.S. - Composer and producer - Wrote the music scores and songs for many films.

 Jason Alan Whitmore - Died 10-31-2006 in Nashville, Tenn., U.S. ( Rock - Country ) He was 35 years old - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - Worked with BRAT!, Catawompus and The Dixiewrecks.

 Jason DiEmilio - Died 10-?-2006 ( Psych - Drone ) Born 1970 - Guitarist - Member of The Azusa Plane and The Spires Of Oxford - Worked with Mazarin.

Billy Stallings - Died 11-?-2006 ( Rock ) Played organ - Was a member of The Swinging Machine (They did, "Do You Have to Ask" and "Comin' On Back Home").

Raymond Chouinard - Died 11-?-2006 - Pancreatic cancer ( Folk ) He was 76 years old - Born in Lewiston - Singer - Was a member of C'est Si Bon Band - Worked with The Bob Renaud Band, The Dick Demers Trio and The Fascinations.

Wild Bill Sutherland - Died 11-?-2006 - Singer - Was a member of The Crazy Ass Liquors and The Debonaires - Worked with Fireball 500.

Audrey Watkins - Died 11-?-2006 - Singer - Wife of arranger and composer, Brian Fahey.

Buddy Killen (William D. Killen) - Died 11-1-2006 in Nashville,  Tennessee, U.S. - Liver and pancreatic cancer - Born on 11-13-1932  in Florence, Ala., U.S. - Publisher, songwriter,  producer and  played bass - (He wrote, The Little Dippers', "Forever" and Conway  Twitty's, "I May Never Get To Heaven") - Helped launch the careers  of Dolly Parton and Bill Anderson - Produced Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Tex, George Jones, Dottie West, Carol Channing and Fats Domino - Owner of Dial Records.

Lance Carter - Died 11-1-2006 in New York, U.S. - Bone marrow disorder ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 5-11-1955 in New Brunswick - Drummer - Worked with Junior Mance, singers Cassandra Wilson, Joan Osborne, Terraplane, Maroon, Red House, The Mad Daddys, Lunar Bear Ensemble, Pulse, Network and Sonny Sharrock - Cousin of guitarist, Brandon Ross.

Danny Conn (Daniel Constabile) (Daniel Constable)- Died 11-2-2006 - Complications related to thyroid cancer ( Jazz ) Born 6-13-1928 - Played trumpet - Work with Joe Negri, Clyde McCoy And The Sugar Blues Kings, Claude Thornhill, Al Boleto, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Hal McIntyre, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and Burt Massengale - Pittsburgh Jazz Society's Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Laura Williams Bookasta - Died 11-2-2006 in in Alhambra, CA, U.S. - Alzheimer's disease - She was 88 years old - Singer - She was one of The Williams Sisters - Worked with her husband, George Bookasta.

Emachichi (Emmanuel Chibanda) - Died 11-2-2006 in Mtwapa ( Gospel ) Musician and producer - (He did, "Amenisamehe" and "Iendelee Mbele").

Hans "Erbse" Moser - Died 11-2-2006 ( Rock ) Born 1962 - Bassist - Was a member of Zenit.

George Holokai (George Ainsley Kananiokeakua Holokai) - Died 11-3-2006 - Born 7-2-1930 in Honolulu - Dancer, singer, guitarist and kumu hula - Was a member of Lei Kukui Serenaders.

Paul Mauriat - Died 11-3-2006 in Perpignan, France - He was 81 years old - Born in Marseille - Orchestra leader and songwriter - (He did, "Love Is Blue" and co-wrote, "I Will Follow Him") - Wrote many songs for Mireille Mathieu - Orchestrated songs for Charles Aznavour, Melina Mercouri, Leo Ferre and Leny Escudero.

Hiroshi Uchiyamada - Died 11-3-2006 in Yokohama - Lung cancer ( Pop ) He was 70 years old - Was a member of The Cool Five (They did, "Nagasaki wa kyomo amedatta" (It Was Rain Again In Nagasaki)).

Art Wood (Arthur Wood ) - Died 11-3-2006 in London, England - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 7-7-1937 in London, England - Singer and graphic artist - Led The Art Wood Combo which became The Artwoods (They did, "What Shall I Do?") and then The St Valentine's Day Massacre and was a member of Quiet Melon - Worked with The Downliners Sect - Brother of Ron Wood.

Malachi Ritscher (Mark David Ritscher) - Died 11-3-2006 near Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Suicide by self-immolation ( Jazz - Experimental ) Born 1-13-1954 in Dickinson, North Dakota - Musician and recording engineer.

Sheila Rossall - Died 11-?-2006 in Blackpool - After a long illness ( Folk ) She was 57 years old - Singer - Was a member of New Pickettywitch (They did, "Love Me Just A Little Bit More" and "Sudden") - Her career was cut short after being diagnosed with a rare allergy syndrome in 1980.

Ian Walker - Died 11-?-2006 - Heart attack, weeks away from a heart transplant ( Rock - Blues ) He was 61 years old - Guitarist - Was a founding member of Zebra (They did, "Time And Tide").

Elvin Ritter (Elvin Odell Ritter) - Died 11-4-2006 north of Maysville ( Country - Gospel ) Born 4-6-1927 in Muse - Singer and guitarist - Worked with The Hayes Family.

Marian Grudeff - Died 11-4-2006 in Toronto, Canada - Organ failure -  She was 79 - Born in Toronto, Canada - Composer, singer and musician - She co-wrote the score for the Broadway musical Baker Street - Worked with Raymond Jessel, Don McKeller, Bob Martin and Lisa Lambert.

Craig Cameron - Died 11-4-2006 - Inoperable brain tumor ( Rock ) Guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of Eppiphane.

Woody Woodhouse (Donald Woodhouse) - Died 11-5-2006 Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 1937 - Percussionist and singer - (He did, "Call The Plumber") - Worked with Overton Berry - The Seattle Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sue Williamson - Died 11-5-2006 in Durham - Car accident ( Ballards ) She was 54 years old - Singer - (She did, "It Is What It Is") - Worked with Jason Graves.

Miguel Aceves Mejía - The king of the falsetto - Died 11-6-2006 in Mexico City, Mexico ( Ranchero - Bolero - Tango - Afro-Cuban ) Born 11-15-1915 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - Actor, composer, and singer - (He did, "La barca de Guaymas, El pastor" and "La del rebozo blanco") - Worked with Los Portenos - Recorded over a 1000 songs.

Sergej Ljovkin - Died 11-6-2006 in Kaliningrad ( Pop ) Born 11-8-1951 in Kaliningrad - Singer - Was a member of Sinjaja Ptiza.

Atia Jo (aka Frederick Mulunguluke Mwanza) - Died 11-6-2006 in Nairobi - Illness ( Lingala ) Bassist - Was a member of Super Mazembe.

Jance Garfat (Robert Jance Garfat) - Died 11-6-2006 - Motorcycle accident ( Rock ) Born 3-3-1944 - Bassist - Worked with Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.

Al Stewart- Died 11-7-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 97 years old - Born in Edinburgh - Bass player and saxophonist - Was a member of The Foot Warmers - Worked with Jimmy Honeyman, Joe Capaldi and Tony Fusco.

Aram Asatryan - King of Rabiz - Died 11-7-2006 in Oshakan - Heart attack ( Pop ) He was 53 years old - Born in Echmiadzin - Singer - Founder of Star Records.

John Wyre - Died 11-7-2006 in St. John's - Born 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Composer and percussionist - (He wrote, "Bernie" and "First Flower") - Was a member of Nexus - Worked with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Kronos Quartet, The Japan Philharmonic, The Lyric Arts Trio and The Canadian Brass.

Sonny Cohn (George T. Cohn) - Died 11-7-2006 in Chicago, IL, U.S. ( Jazz ) - Born 3-14-1925 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Played trumpet - Worked  with Frances And Her Rhythm Kings, Jodie Christian, Red Saunders,  Count Basie ("April In Paris" and "Li'l Darling"), Ella Fitzgerald,  Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Sammy  Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, The Morris Ellis Band, Von Freeman and  with his niece, Sheryl Swope-DuPree.

Ricky Brody Smith - Died 11-7-2006 in Dania Beach - Complications from treatment of hepititus C and HIV ( Rock ) He was 50 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Corvairs.

Doug Fulcher - Died 11-7-2006 - Pancreatic cancer ( Rock - Blues ) Bassist and singer - Was a member of Blues Alliance and Rocky Snow.

Basil Poledouris - Died 11-8-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 8-21-1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Composer and pianist - Wrote music for films including, "Conan The Barbarian", "The Blue Lagoon" and "Robocop".

Peter Leopold - Died 11-8-2006 ( Rock - Psychedelic ) Born 8-15-1945 - Drummer - Was a member of Amon Duul II (They did, "Kanaan" and "Dem Guten, Schonen, Wahren").

Ellen Willis - Died 11-9-2006 in Queens, N.Y., U.S. - Born 12-14-1941 in New York, NY, U.S. - Columnist and music critic - Worked for The Village Voice, US magazine, Rolling Stone and was The New Yorker's first pop music critic.

Boris Lobanow - Died 11-9-2006 - Born 3-21-1954 - Guitarist - Was a member of Plamys - Worked with Edita Pjecha.

Sterling von Scarborough - Died 11-9-2015 ( Metal ) Born 2-15-1965 - Singer and bassist - Worked with Morbid Angel and Incubus.

Gerald Levert (Gerald Edward Levert) - Died 11-10-2006 in Newbury,  Ohio, U.S. - Accidental mix of prescription and over the counter medications ( R&B ) Born 7-13-1966 in Philadelphia,  PA., and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "I'd  Give Anything (To Fall In Love)" and "Mr. Too Damn Good To You") -  Was a member of LeVert (They did, "Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop (Goes My  Mind)" and "Casanova") and LSG - Worked with Chris Rock ("No Sex  (In The Champagne Room)") - Son of singer Eddie Levert.

Diana Coupland - Died 11-10-2006 - Born 3-5-1932 in Leeds - Singer and actress - Worked with Teddy Foster, Cyril Stapleton and Stanley Black - Her voice was dubbed in for Ursula Andress in the James Bond movie "Dr No" singing, "Underneath The Mango Tree" - She appeared in the films, "Charlie Bubbles" and "Spring And Port Wine".

Jack Palance (Vladimir Palahnuik) - Died 11-10-2006 in Montecito, CA, U.S. - Actor and singer - Born 2-18-1919 in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, U.S. - He released an album of country classics which also included his own songs, "The Meanest Guy That Ever Lived" and "Love Can Only Mean You" - He was a professional boxer known as Jack Brazzo -  He appeared in the films, "The City Slickers", "Shane" and "Sudden Fear" and hosted TV's, "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" - The Western Performers Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Anicee Alvina (Anicee Schahmaneche) - Died 11-10-2006 ( Rock ) She was 53 years old - Actress and singer - Was a member of Here Paris - Appeared in the film, "Game With Fire" and "Slidings Of Pleasure".

Jabu Khanyile - Died 11-11-2006 in Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa - Prostate Cancer - Born 2-28-1957 in Mofolo, Soweto, South Africa - Drummer, guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Daffodils, The Editions (They did, "Izin-yem-bezi") and Bayete (They did, "Umkhaya-lo").

Belinda Emmett - Died 11-11-2006 Sydney, Australia - Breast cancer - Born 4-12-1974 in Umina Beach, New South Wales - Actress and singer - She and Marcia Hines, did a cover of James Taylor's,  "Shower The People" with Carly Simon singing backing vocals - Appeared on TV's, Home And Away and All Saints -  Wife of TV personality Rove McManus.

Adam Sullivan - Died 11-11-2006 in Chickies Rock County Park, Lancaster County - Fell off a cliff ( Bluegrass ) He was 19 years old - Standup bass player - Was a member of Waitin' On A Train.

Al Tell (Al Telcocci) - Died 11-11-2006 in Aurora, Colorado, U.S. - Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases ( Jazz ) Born in 1919 in Lodi, N.J., U.S. - Pianist - Was a member of The Al & Norma Tell Quartet with his wife - Worked with The Johnny Kaye Trio and Benny Goodman.

Mario Merola - The last of the singers in a jacket - Died 11-12-2006 in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy - After a series of heart attacks ( Sceneggiata ) Born 6-4-1934 in Naples, Italy - Singer and actor.

Jim Crawford - Died 11-12-2006 - Congestive heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 1928 in Birmingham, Ala., U.S. -  Played saxophone - Was a member of Doctor's Orders.

Jeff Tyrell - Died 11-12-2006 - Lung cancer - He was 51 years old - Singer and guitarist Worked with Diane Blue & The Explorers.

Merrill J. Erler - Died 11-13-2006 - Complications after surgery for a ruptured aortic aneurysm ( Dance - Classical - Band ) He was 89 years old - Born in Mitchell, S.D., U.S. -  Trombonist, euphoniumist and piano technician - Led Duke And His Aces - Worked with The National Symphony Orchestra, The U.S. Navy Band, The Lily Belle Saxhorn Band, The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, The Kena Shrine Band, The National Concert Band Of America, The Virginia Grand Military Band, The Northern Virginia Community College Band, The Falls Church Concert Band, The Minneapolis Park Band, The Sarasota Circus Band and The Alexandria Citizens Band.

 John R. Pepper II - Died 11-13-2006 - Illness - He was 91 years old - Co-founder of radio station WDIA which helped launch the careers of B.B. King and Rufus Thomas.

Ogtay Agayev - Died 11-14-2006 - Illness - Born 1935 - Singer - He sang in the films, "Find That Girl" and "Fight In Mountains".

Timothea Beckerman (Timothea Margaret Beckerman) - Died 11-14-2006  in  in New York City, NY. U.S. - Complications of hepatitis C ( R&B )  - Born 2-17-1951 in Fort Knox, KY, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (She  did, "Teenage Prayer") - Worked with Dr. John, Johnny Adams, Leon  Russell and Walter "Wolfman" Washington - Founded Blue Soul Records.

Doug Harrington - Died 11-14-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1966 - Guitarist - Was a member of Defiance.

Li'l Alfred (Alfred Babino) - Died 11-14-2006 in Lake Charles, LA, U.S. ( R&B - Pop ) Born 1-5-1944 in Lake Charles, LA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Walking Down The Aisle" and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye") - Worked with Cookie And The Cupcakes and The Boogie Kings.

Igor Below - Died 11-14-2006 - Heart attack ( Punk - Pop ) Musician - Was a member of Vesjolye Kartinki.

Danny Redeemar (Danny R. Redeemar) - Died 11-?-2006 in Savannah, Ga., U.S. - Murdered, beaten to death ( R&B ) Born 3-?-1956 - Played trumpet and sang - Was a member of Mind, Body And Soul, Countdown, Rewind and The Hunts Determination Band (They did, "Loneliness").

George Balckburn (George G. Balckburn) - Died 11-15-2006 in Ottawa - Cancer - He was 90 years old - Pianist, composer, author and screenwriter - He wrote the musical play, "A Day To Remember".

Jack Alix (aka JA the DJ) (John Anthony Alix) - Died 11-15-2006 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. - He had emphysema, diabetes and pneumonia - He was 64 years old - Born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Hosted radio's, Rock 'n' Roll Roots and the TV dance show Wing Ding later renamed The Jack Alix Show - Was an emcee for The Beatles first U.S. concert and hosted their later concert at The D.C. Stadium.

John Blackburn (John M. Blackburn) - Died 11-15-2006 - Born 10-19-1913 in Massilon, Ohio, U.S. - Songwriter and manager - (He co-wrote, "Moonlight In Vermont" and "Need You") - He and his wife created Selective Records - Worked with Burt Carroll, Skip O'Donnell, Teepee Mitchell, Karl Suessdorf, Lou Porter and Dave Cole.

Ken Laymance (aka DJ Kenny Mac) - Died 11-15-2006 ( Rock ) Guitarist, singer and DJ - Was a member of Billy And The Kids (They did, "It's Not The Same" and "When I See You").

 Joseph A. Bruch - Died 11-16-2006 - Congestive heart failure - Born 3-20-1919 - Played saxophone and clarinet - Was a member of The Eddie Pawlak Orchestra.

Ruth Brown (Ruth Alston Weston) - Miss Rhythm and The girl with the tear in her voice - Died 11-17-2006 in Henderson, Nev., U.S. - After a stroke and heart attack ( R&B - Blues - Jazz ) Born 1-12-1928 in Portsmouth, Va., U.S. - Singer - (She did, "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" and "Lucky Lips") - Worked with Clyde McPhatter ("Love Has Joined Us Together") and Charles Brown - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Flo Sandon's (Mammola Sandon) Died 11-17-2006 in Rome, Italy - Born 6-20-1924 in Vicenza, Italy - Singer - (She did, "T'ho voluto ben" and "Bevi con me") - She had been married to singer, Natalino Otto.

 Steve Benbow (Stephen George Benbow) - Died 11-17-2006 in London, England ( Folk - Skiffle ) Born 11-29-1931 in Tooting, London, England - Guitarist, singer and music director -  Led The Steve Benbow Folk Four - Worked with Dave Kier's Jazz Band, The Benbow Crew, The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group, The Brady Boys, Spike Milligan, The Strawberry Hill Boys and The Sonny Stewart Skiffle Kings.

Keisa Adams Brown - Died 11-18-2006 in Mount Holly - Cancer ( Blues - Jazz ) She was 59 years old - Born in Jackson, Miss., U.S. - Singer - Worked with Tom Jones and Gladys Knight - Sang for the movie, Five On The Black Hand Side - Wrote and directed the musical, The Dinah Washington Story According To Aunt Gussie - Performed for President Bill Clinton.

Art Jackson (Arthur A. Jackson) - Died 11-19-2006 in Kansas City,  MO, U.S.  ( Jazz ) - Born 2-17-1920 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Played  saxophone, clarinet and flute - Was a member of The Scamps.

Jake Orpin - Died 11-19-2006 - Liver failure ( Rock ) He was 20 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Borrowed Time.

Dirk Dirksen - Died 11-20-2006 - The pope of punk - Born 1937 in Braunschweig, Germany - He booked and presented bands at Mabuhay Gardens also known as The Fab Mab which included The Dead Kennedys, Flipper, Romeo Void, The Dictators, The Mutants, Black Flag, The Avengers, The Damned, The Nuns, DEVO, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Metallica, The Screamers and The Minutemen - Operated The Dirksen-Malloy Productions video firm - Was a tour manager for Iron Butterfly, Ray Charles, The Supremes and The Doors.

Franklin Peaker - Died 11-20-2006 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Struck by a car ( Soul ) He was 71 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Blue Notes (They did, "My Hero", "Blue Star" and "If You Love Me").

Peaker's distinctive tenor was also featured on recordings including Rick and the Masters' "Let It Please Be You" and "Rocket Ride" by Johnny Greco.  Although long retired from the music business, Peaker reportedly sang with the Blue Notes at the recent memorial service in Philadelphia for Richard Barrett.  Funeral services for Franklin Peaker were held in the Germantown neighborhood of the city on November 24.

Robert Lockwood Jr. (aka Robert Jr. Lockwood) - Died 11-21-2006 in Cleveland, OH, U.S. - Respiratory failure ( Blues )   Born 3-27-1915 in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Doc Clayton, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sunnyland Slim, Eddie Boyd, Muddy Waters, Roosevelt Sykes and Johnny Shines - Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ksenija Zecevic - Died 11-21-2006 in Belgrade - Born 2-16-1956 in Zadar - Pianist and composer - She wrote music for films and theater.

John Cameron (John Allan Cameron) - Mabou's ministering minstrel - Died 11-22-2006 in Toronto, Canada - Bone marrow cancer and leukemia ( Celtic ) He was 67 years old - Played guitar - Appeared on The Don Messer Show, Singalong Jubilee and at The Grand Ole Opry and Newport Folk Festival - Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Warren A. Bell Sr. - Died 11-22-2006 - Complications while undergoing kidney dialysis treatment ( Jazz ) He was 77 years old - Born in Treme, New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Played saxophone - Worked with Dave Bartholomew, Cab Calloway, Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles and Dooky Chase.

Henry Alper - Died 11-22-2006 in Cathedral City, Calif., U.S. - Cancer - He was 89 years old - Born in New York, New York, U.S. - Talent agent, singer and violinist - His clients included Xavier Cugat, Perez Prado, The Harry James Orchestra, Gogi Grant, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and John Willliams.

Mangala Kulkarni - Died 11-?-2006 - Illness - She was 83 years old - Singer - Worked with Mohammad Rafi, Aasha Bhosale, Mukesh, Lata Mageshkar and Sudhir Phadke - Wife of actor, Govind Kulkarni.

Anita O'Day (Anita Belle Colton) - Jezebel of Jazz - Died 11-23-2006 in West Hollywood, CA, U.S. - While recovering from pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Sweet Georgia Brown") - Worked with Stan Kenton,  Roy Eldridge, Woody Herman, Buddy Stewart and Gene Krupa.

Betty Comden (Elizabeth Basya Cohen) - Died 11-23-2006 in New York, U.S. ( Musicals ) Born 5-3-1915 or 1917 or 1919 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Lyricist - (Co-wrote, "New York, New York" and "The Party's Over") - Collaborated with Adolph Green - Worked with Leonard Bernstein, Cy Coleman, Jule Styne and Andre Previn - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Boe Tucker (aka Beau Tucker) - Died 11-23-2006 - Lung cancer ( Country ) He was 79 years old - Born in Colgate, Okla., U.S. - Manager - Helped launch the careers of his daughters LaCosta and Tanya.

Linda Cotton - Died 11-23-2006 - Heart attack ( Jazz - Blues - Funk - Gospel ) She was 55 years old - Singer.

Apiti Nicholas - Died 11-23-2006 in Matavera - She was 62 years old - Singer.

April Lawton - Died 11-23-2006 ( Rock ) Born 7-30-1948 - Guitarist, singer and artist - She was a member of Ramatam(They did, "What I Dream I Am" and "Except From Guitar Concerto") which included members Mike Pinera and Mitch Mitchell - Worked with Reesho (They did, "Breathless").

Juice Leskinen (Pauli Matti Juhani Leskinen) - Died 11-24-2006 in Tampere - He had renal insufficiency, cirrhosis and diabetes ( Rock ) Born in Juankoski, Finland - Songwriter and musician - (He wrote, "Viidestoista yo" and "Kaksoiselamaa") - Led Juice Leskinen Grand Slam - Was a member of Coitus Int - Worked with Mikko Alatalo.

Robert McFerrin Sr. - Died 11-24-2006 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Heart attack ( Opera - Musicals ) He was 85 years old - Singer - Born in Marianna, Ark., U.S. - Provided the vocals for Sidney Poitier in the movie Porgy And Bess -  Father of singer, Bobby McFerrin.

Walter Booker - Died 11-24-2006 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( Jazz ) Born 12-17-1933 in Prairie View, Texas, U.S. -  Played double bass - Worked with Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Donald Byrd, Betty Carter, Billy Higgins, Stan Getzand, Sonny Rollins, Ray Bryant, Art Farmer, Sarah Vaughan, Milt Jackson, John Hicks, Chick Corea, Thelonius Monk, The Shirley Horn Trio, The Bertha Hope Trio, The Walter Booker Quintet and Elmollenium.

Jeannie McDaniel (Sondra Jean McDaniel) - Died 11-24-2006 in Yerington ( Country ) Born 12-8-1940 in California, U.S. - Musician - Worked with her husband Arlo - Played at The Grand Ole Opry.

Gerald Trujillo (Gerald Allen Trujillo) - Died 11-24-2006 in Pueblo - Choked to death - He was 45 years old - Guitarist - (He wrote, "Mother's Whisper") - Son of musician, George A. Trujillo.

Wordie Perkins (Wordie Clayton Perkins) - Died 11-24-2006 - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 3-?-1937 in Senatobia, MS, U.S. - Guitarist - Was one of The Fieldstones - Worked with The Thrillers and The Funky Four.

Gerry Cottrell (Gerard Cottrell) - Died 11-24-2006 in Old Trafford, Manchester, Lancashire, England - Born 12-18-1933 in Manchester, Lancashire, England - Worked with Karl Denver ("Never Goodbye" and a version of  "Wimoweh").

Valentin Elizalde (El Gallo de Oro)- Died 11-25-2006 in Mexico City, Mexico - Ambushed and shot ( Norteno - Banda ) Born 2-1-1979 in Navojoa, Sonora - Singer - (He did, "Vete Ya" and "Ebrio de Amor") - Son of singer, Lalo Elizalde (aka El Gallo).

Mario Mendoza - Died 11-25-2006 in Mexico City, Mexico - Shot - Managed Valentin Elizalde.

Bobby Byrne - Died 11-25-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 1918 near Columbus, Ohio, U.S. - Played trombone - Worked with The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra and Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra - Was a musical director for Steve Allen's, "Tonight!" show and an executive for Command Records.

Tony Silvester (aka Champagne) - Died 11-?-2006 in New York, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 10-7-1941 in Panama - Singer and producer - Was a member of The Poets who changed their name to The Insiders and then to The Main Ingredient (They did, "Everybody Plays The Fool" and "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely") - Worked with Ben E. King and Sister Sledge.

Sam Greenall - Died 11-?-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Ribble Valley Jazz Band - Worked with Roy Crimmins and Nat Gonella.

G Varalakshmi - Died 11-26-2006 in Chennai - She was 80 years old - Born in Ongole district of Andhra Prades - Actress and singer - Worked with composer Naushad Ali - Appeared in the films, Kule Bahavali and Naan Petra Selvam - Wife of director, K S Prakash Rao.

Babak Bayat - Died 11-26-2006 in Tehran, Iran - Liver failure - Composer - He composed music for TV and about 90 films including Death Of Yazdegerd and Maybe Some Other Time.

H-Bomb Ferguson (Robert Percell Ferguson) (aka The Cobra Kid) - Died 11-26-2006 in Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. - Emphysema and cardiopulmonary disease ( Blues ) Born 5-9-1929 in Charleston, SC, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and pianist - (He did, "Good Lovin'" and "Rock H-Bomb Rock") - Led H. Bomb Ferguson And The Medicine Men - Was a member of The U.S. Blues Shouters - Worked with Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers.

Ron Lenhoff - Died 11-26-2006 - Stomach cancer - He was 75 years old - Sound engineer - Worked for James Brown ("Sex Machine" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag").

Leo Chiosso - Died 11-26-2006 in Chieri, Italy ( Jazz ) Born 8-8-1920 in Turin, Italy - Lyricist - (He co-wrote, "Che bambola" and "Criminalmente bella") - Worked with Fred Buscaglione.

Marie De Stefano (Marie Ruguone) - Died 11-26-2006 - Complications from a stroke - Born 8-24-1919 in Summit - Singer and dancer - Worked with Nelcam And The Red Devils.

Alan Freeman (aka Fluff) (Alan Leslie Freeman) - Died 11-27-2006 Twickenham, England - Born 7-6-1927 in Melbourne, Australia - DJ and a sometimes singer - Hosted radio's, Records Around Five, Pick Of The Pops and Rock Show - The Radio Academy Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Don Butterfield - Died 11-27-2006 - From an illness related to a stroke he had suffered a year earlier ( Jazz ) He was 83 years old - Born in Centralia, Wash., U.S. - Played Tuba - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra and Charles Mingus - Played on TV commercials and movie soundtracks including The Godfather: Part II and Bullets Over Broadway.

Carmen LeFave - Died 11-27-2006 - Born 1914 - Pianist - Worked with his wife, singer, drummer and vibraharpist Doris LeFave.

Warren Melvin Hodges Jr. - Died 11-27-2006 - Car accident ( Gospel ) He was 20 years old - Singer, guitarist and pianist - Was a member of The Gospel Tones Of Williamsburg.

John Vartanian (John Bennett Vartanian) - Died 11-27-2006 ( Country Rock ) He was 58 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Wild Country who later became Alabama.

Bonzo Keil (Gunter Keil) - Died 11-27-2006 - After refusing a heart transplant - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Tram, Matata, Tiger-Willy and Still Water All Sheep Band.

Dottie Burman - Died 11-27-2006 - Singer and songwriter - (She did, "When The Palm Trees Grow In Central Park" and "I'm Doin' The Best I Can") - She did the one-woman show, "Five Shows A Day" and wrote the musicial, "I'm In Love With My Computer".

Charles Brent Jr. - Died 11-28-2006 - From hemorrhaging - He was 58 years old - Guitarist, saxophonist and arranger - Worked with The Contours, The Mambo Brothers, The New Era, Luther Kent & Trick Bag, The Chicken Hawks and Wayne Cochran & The C.C. Riders - Was a composer and arranger for  Ann-Margret, Irma Thomas, The Ronnie Kole Septet and The Tonight Show Band.

Shirley Walker - Died 11-29-2006 in Reno, Nevada, U.S. - Brain aneurysm - Born 4-10-1945 in Napa, CA, U.S. - Composer and keyboardist - Wrote music for TV's, Falcon Crest and China Beach and for the films, Memoirs Of An Invisible Man, Willard and the three Final Destination films.

Perry Henzell - Died 11-30-2006 in Round Hill, St. Elizabeth - Cancer - He was 70 years old - Born in Jamaica - Writer and director -  His film, The Harder They Come helped introduce reggae to a world audience and helped make Jimmy Cliff a superstar.

Lucille C. Cunningham - Died 11-30-2006 in Elyria - She was 102 years old - Born in Lorain - Drummer and singer - Was a member of Smith's Orchestra and The Rhythm Girls.

Joseph Hampson (Joseph Lawrence Hampson) - Died 11-30-2006 in Toronto, Canada - Lung cancer ( Folk ) Born 2-19-1928 in Indianapolis, IN, U.S. - Bassist and percussionist - (He wrote, "Talk About Peace") - Was a member of The Travellers - Worked with The Wayfarers, The Phoenix Singers and The North York Concert Orchestra - Husband of singer Sharon Hampson (Trostin) of the group Sharon, Lois And Bram.

Keisa Brown (Verna Adams) - Died 11-?-2006 - Lung cancer ( Country - Blues - Jazz - Gospel ) She as 59 years old - Born in Mississippi, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Fly On The Wall" and "I Betcha Didn't Know That") - Worked with Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Brandy, Neil Diamond, Boys II Men and Tom Jones.

Steve Hayton - Died 12-?-2006 in Tobago ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of The Daddy Longlegs (They did, "Rubber Tyre" and "Night Shift").

George Blackburn - Died 12-?-2006 - Born 1916 near Wales, Ont., Canada - Journalist, composer and songwriter - Wrote the musical, A Day to Remember and the jingle, Why Wait for Spring? Do It Now.

Trevor McBride - Died 12-?-2006 - Throat cancer ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The Steve Boyce Band.

Ronnie "Cotton" Raper - Died 12-?-2006 - Pancreatic cancer ( Bluegrass ) Singer and guitarist.

Mariska Veres - Died 12-2-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-1-1947 - Singer - (She did, "Take Me High") -  Was a member of Shocking Blue (They did, "Venus" and "Hot Sand").

Don Snell - Died 12-2-2006 - Illness - He was 57 years old - Actor, writer and singer - Created the one man show, "A Private Spirit" based on the music of Noel Coward - Was a member of The Texas Symphony Chorus - Appeared in the films, "Erin Brockovich" and "Places In The Heart".

Louis Peyrefitte - Died 12-2-2006 in Ocean Township New Jersey, U.S. - Kidney failure - He was 68 years old - Singer and sculptor - Was a member of The Professionals Band.

Dave Mount (David George Mount) - Died 12-2-2006 - Suicide? ( Rock ) Born 3-2-1947 in Carshalton, Surrey, England - Drummer - Was a member of The Remainder and The Mourners who became Mud (They did, "Tiger Feet" and  "Lonely This Christmas") .

Logan Whitehurst - Died 12-3-2006  in Los Banos, CA, U.S. - Brain cancer ( Rock ) Born 11-15-1977 in Los Banos, CA, U.S. - Drummer and singer - Was a member of Little Tin Frog, The Secret Band, The Velvet Teen and Logan Whitehurst & The Junior Science Club.

Spencer Bell - Died 12-3-2006 - Adrenal cancer ( Rock ) Born 4-22-1986 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Sheer Funk, Misery and The Cactus who became The Stevedores.

Ronnie Lippin (Ronnie F. Lippin) - Died 12-4-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Breast cancer - She was 59 years old - Publicist and manager - Worked with Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, Mark Knopfler, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Frampton, Captain & Tennille, Michael McDonald, Stephen Stills and Prince - Worked for MCA Records, Rocket Records, RSO Records and The Lippin Group.

Dave Black - Died 12-4-2006  in Alameda - Pancreatic cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-23-1928 - Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Duke Ellington, Bob Scobey, Lena Horne, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Charlie Parker, Zoot Sims and Georgie Auld - Father of drummer, Lawrence "Brittley" Black.

Arthur Shimkin - Died 12-4-2006 Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Bladder cancer - Born 10-8-1922 - Producer - He produced Jimmy Durante's, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" - Headed The Little Golden Records division of The Simon & Schuster publishing company and Sesame Street Records for which he was executive producer of, "Sesame Street Fever".

James Holden - Died 12-4-2006 in Rowlands Castle - Single car accident ( Rock ) Born 1988 - Singer - Was a member of Sallyforth.

Ruth Webb (Ruth Thea Ford) - Died 12-4-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Pulmonary illness ( Musicals - Cabaret ) Born 3-17-1918 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer and talent agent - As a talent agent she worked with Ginger Rogers, Dorothy Lamour and Donald O'Connor - She appeared in the musicals, On The Town and Marinka.

Tony Bortko - Died 12-4-2006 ( Rock ) Born 1953 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Numatics, X-Static, Mojo Hand, TKO and The Life.

Dolores Clark Rasmusson - Died 12-5-2006 - Pneumonia - Born 10-5-1915 in Custer - Musician - Was a member of The Happy Fiddlers.

Ralph Guenther - Died 12-5-2006 in Edgewood, Kentucky, U.S. - He was 88 years old - Played banjo and bass - Was half of the duo, The Saloonatics - Was a staff bassist for King Records.

Michael Guido (Michael A. Guido) - Died 12-5-2006 - Cancer - Born 1954 - Singer, bass player and trombonist - Was a member of The Goldtones - He was the mayor of Dearborn, Michigan.

Marshall Sehorn (Marshall E. Sehorn) - Died 12-5-2006 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Complications from a lifelong respiratory condition - Manager and producer - Produced Betty Harris', "I'm Gonna Git Ya" - Helped get  Wibert Harrison's, "Kansas City" recorded - Worked with The Meters, Bobby Marchan, Lee Dorsey, The Neville Brothers, Elmore James, The Wild Tchoupitoulas and Gladys Knight.

Sam Kress - Died 12-?-2006 ( Metal ) Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Heathen.

Sergej Voronin - Died 12-6-2006 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 5-6-1956 - Keyboardist  - Was a member of Piknik.

Big Bill Johnson (William Joseph Johnson) - The Tall Kentuckian - Died 12-6-2006 in Greenville, Texas, U.S. - He had cancer and heart problems (He wrote, "Where Were You When The Sewers Blew?" and "I Don't Give A Diddly-damn Who Shot J.R.") - Worked with Johnny Cash, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton.

Nicholas J. D'Amico - Died 12-7-2006 - Cancer - He was 74 years old - Played drums, xylophones, chimes, conga drums, shakers, tambourines, cymbals, castanets, and special effects whistles - Played for the musical, Mr. Wonderful with Sammy Davis Jr. - Worked with The Ocean City Pops Orchestra and played for The Ice Capades.

Wiz Brown (Darren Brown) - Died 12-7-2006 in Tooting, London, England - Blood clot on the brain - Born 1-18-1962 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Mega City Four (They did, "Shivering Sand"), Serpico and Ipanema.

Hootie McShann (Jay McShann) ( James Columbus McShann) - Died 12-7-2006 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Respiratory problems ( Jazz ) Born 1-12-1916 in Muskogee, Oklahama, U.S. - Pianist and songwriter - Worked with Charlie Parker, Count Basie, The Duke Robillard Band, Johnnie Johnson, Al Hibbler, Jimmy Witherspoon and Maria Muldaur - Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Carole Palmer - Died 12-8-2006 in Eastwood - Hit by a motorcycle - She was 57 years old - Played oboe, cor anglais and piano - Founding member of Century Brass - She also worked with The Orchestra Of The Square Chapel and The Todmorden Orchestra.

Martha Tilton (aka Liltin' Martha Tilton) - Died 12-8-2006 in Brentwood, CA, U.S. - Natural causes ( Big Band - Pop ) Born 11-14-1915 in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S - Singer - (She did, "A Stranger In Town" and "I Should Care") - Was a member of Three Hits And A Miss - Worked with The Benny Goodman Orchesta ("And The Angels Sing"), The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Al Lerner, Hal Grayson and The Billy Mills Orchestra - Sister of Big Band singer, Liz Tilton.

Tamara Castro - Died 12-8-2006 - Car accident ( Folk ) Singer.

Georgia Gibbs (Frieda Lipschitz) (aka Fredda Gibbons and Her Nibs, Miss Georgia Gibbs) - Died 12-9-2006 in New York, U.S. - Complications from leukemia ( Big Band - Pop ) Born 8-17-1919 in Worcester, Mass., U.S. - Singer - ( She did, "Kiss Of Fire" and "If I Knew You Were Comin', I'd've Baked A Cake") - Worked with Artie Shaw and Frankie Trumbauer - Hosted TV's, Georgia Gibbs And Her Million Record Show.

Freddie Marsden (Frederick John Marsden) - Died 12-9-2006 in Southport, Lancashire, England ( Merseybeat ) Born 10-23-1940 in Dingle, Liverpool, England - Drummer - Was a member of Gerry And The Pacemakers (They did, "How Do You Do It" and "You'll Never Walk Alone").

Matt Williamson - Died 12-9-2006 - Cancer ( Metal ) Born 1971 - Bassist - Was a member of Power Of Omens.

Alex Countryman (Alexandria Countryman) - Died 12-9-2006 1982 in San Antonio, Texas. - Murdered ( Rock ) Born 8-5-1982 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. - Singer - She was a member of Krybdus.

Chocho Vladovski (Tsvetan Vladovski) - Died 12-10-2006 - Illness ( Pop - Rock ) He was 50 years old - Singer and musician - Was a member of Tangra and Diana Express.

Jaybird Drennan (Jay  Drennan) - Died 12-10-2006 - From a blood clot that formed after surgery -  Born 12-9-1928 - DJ - The County Music DJ And Radio Hall Of Fame Inductee, The Broadcasters Hall Of Fame Inductee and The Ohio Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Rick Hardy (aka Rick Richards) (Richard William Hardy) - Died 12-10-2006 in Ealing, West London, England - Car accident ( Skiffle - Jazz ) Born 10-17-1933 in Islington, London, England - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Rick Richards Skiffle Group and The Jets - Worked with The Colne Valley Stompers, The Worried Men and The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group.

Homer Ledford - Died 12-11-2006 ( Bluegrass ) Born 9-26-1927 in Tennessee, U.S. - Musician and instrument maker - Led Homer Ledford And The Cabin Creek Band.

Walter Ward - Died 12-11-2006 in Northridge - Illness ( Doo-Wop ) Born 8-28-1940 in Jackson, Miss., U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The West Coast Gospel Singers, The Challengers and The Olympics (They did, "My Baby Loves The Western Movies" and "Hully Gully").

Will Westbrook - Died 12-11-2006 - Illness ( Rock ) Guitarist and photographer - Was a member of The Gerbils (They did, "Grin" and "Crayon Box").

Oscar Klein - Died 12-12-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 1-5-1930 in Graz, Austria - Played trumpet, clarinet, guitar and harmonica - Worked with Lionel Hampton, Fatty George, The Tremble Kids, The Dutch Swing College Orchestra, Wild Bill Davison, Bill Coleman and Dexter Gordon.

Kenny Davern - Died 12-12-2006 in Sandia Park, New Mexico, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1-7-1935 in Huntington, New York, U.S. - Clarinettist and saxophonist - Led The Washington Squares - Worked with Soprano Summit, The Blue Three, Ralph Flanagan, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff, Wild Bill Davison, Billy Butterfield, Bud Freeman, Eddie Condon, Dick Wellstood and Jack Teagarden.

Alda Rizma Elfariani - Died 12-12-2006 in Matraman, East Jakarta - Overdose ( Pop ) Born 11-23-1982 - Singer.

Eric Juba - Died 12-12-2006 - Stroke ( Jazz ) He was 56 years old - Saxophonist, drummer, guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Kool Crooners and The Abraxas Jazz Combo- Worked with The Jacaranda Jazz Cats and Jazz Impacto.

Henry Alper - Died 12-13-2006 in Cathedral City - Complications of cancer - Born 1917 in New York, NY, U.S. - Talent agent and manager - Worked with Xavier Cugat, Henry Mancini, Gogi Grant, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Elmer Bernstein, The Harry James Orchestra, Jerry Goldsmith and John Willliams.

David Curiel - Died 12-13-2006 ( Tejano - Conjunto ) He was 68 years old - Born in Mirando City - Played guitar and bajo sexto and was a songwriter - (He wrote, "Eres Casado y Te Regana Tu Mujer") - Worked with Mike Ornelas, Eli Trevino and Luis Ramos.

Robert Long (Jan Gerrit Bob Arend Leverman) (aka Bob Revvel) - Died 12-13-2006 in Antwerpen, Belgium - Cancer - Born 10-23-1943 in Utrecht, Dutchland - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Iedereen doet 't (Everybody Does It)" and "Let Us Try") - Was a member of The Yelping Jackals and Unit Gloria.

Javier Morales Gomez - Died 12-13-2006 in Huetamo, Michoacan - Shot ( Corrido ) He was 28 years old - Singer - Was a member of Los Implacables del Norte (They did, "Border Mafia" and "Death Contract").

Paul Ingram Hill - Died 12-13-2006 ( Jazz - Classical ) He was 89 years old - Pianist, conductor and broadcaster - He was 89 years old - Worked with The Catelli All Stars and The Trinidad All Stars Steel Band.

Joseph Zak (Joseph Bernard Zak) - Died 12-13-2006 ( Country - Punk ) He was 80 years old - Musician, lyricist and singer - Worked with Team Spider.

Homesick James (James A. Williamson) (John William Henderson) - Died 12-13-2006 in Springfield, Missouri, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 5-3-1914 in Somerville, Fayette County, TN, U.S. - Played slide guitar - (He did remakes of, "Stones In My Passway" and "Homesick") - Worked with his cousin, Elmore James and with Sonny Boy Williamson.

Ahmet Ertegun (aka  A. Nugetre) - Died 12-14-2006 in New York, U.S. - After falling, suffering a head injury and slipping into a coma - Born 7-31-1923 in Istanbul, Turkey - Founder of Atlantic Records which released recordings by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Joe Morris, Tiny Grimes, Eddie Safranski, Big Joe Turner, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Roberta Flack, ABBA, The Bee Gees, Mott The Hoople, Yes, Genesis, Derek And The Dominos, Emerson, Lake And Palmer, Sonny And Cher, Ruth Brown, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bobby Darin and The Rolling Stones - Brother of Jazz producer, Nesuhi Ertegun -  Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sivuca (Severino Dias de Oliveira) - Died 12-14-2006 in Paraiba, Brazil - Throat cancer ( Forro - Jazz ) Born 5-26-1930 in Itabaiana, Brazil - Accordionist, guitarist and composer - (He did, "Adeus Maria Fulo") - Worked with Toots Thielmans, Airto Moreira, Hermeto Pascoal and Miriam Makeba ("Pata Pata") - He was married to composer, Gloria Gadelha.

Don Sheehan - Died 12-14-2006 - Stomach cancer - He was 55 years old - Guitarist - Worked with The Hot Rocket Band and Charlie C & The Cuzamatics.

Derek Hirons - Died 12-14-2006 - Brain hemorrhage - He was 75 years old - Born in Dunchurch - Musician - Was a member of The Dunchurch Silver Band and The Bulkington Silver Band.

Tina Mayfield (Earnestine Jermany) (aka Mama Tina) - Died 12-14-2006 in Palmdale - Gall bladder cancer - Born 10-17-1929 in Stamps, Ark., U.S. - Blues Promoter - Worked for Big Mama Thornton and Lowell Fulson - Founded The California Black Blues Society - She had been married to singer, Percy Mayfield.

 Iliff Omar Burleson (aka Dat Boy O and D-B-O) - Died 12-15-2006 Colorado Springs - Shot ( Hip Hop ) He was 30 years old - (He did, "Don't Blow Me Up").

Tom McManamon (aka The Beast) - Died 12-15-2006 - Liver failure ( Rock ) He was 39 years old - Played banjo - Was a member of The Popes (They did, "Paddy's Got A Brand New Bag" and "Last Call") - Worked with Storm, The Pogues, Joe Strummer, U2 and Sinead O'Connor.

Michael Colicchio (Michael R. Colicchio) - Died 12-15-2006 Westfall Township, PA, U.S. - He was 82 years old - Composer, pianist, and arranger - (He wrote, "La La Linda") - He wrote music for TV's, "Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July" and for the film, "Brown Eye, Evil Eye".

Dan Burrows (Danny Neil Burrows) - Died 12-15-2006 ( Rock ) Born 3-10-1950 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Everyday People, The Northwest Harness Company and Axis Drive.

Feroze Najir - Died 12-16-2006 - Car accident - He was 23 years old - Member of The Cash Money Brothers (CMB) - Worked with his sister Nazizi Najir and with Jackson Makini aka Prezzo.

Taliep Petersen - Died 12-16-2006 - Shot during a robbery at his home for which his wife was  convicted - Born 4-15-1950 - Singer, guitarist and composer - He was a member of Sapphyre - Directed musicals with David Kramer.

Alex Grimshaw - Died 12-?-2006 - Suspected meningitis ( Trash Metal ) He was 17 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Legion Of Fury.

Scott Mateer - Died 12-17-2006 in Flowood - He was 46 years old - DJ and producer - (He co-wrote Lorrie Morgan's, "Dear Me") - He did a voice over for a Queensryche album.

Denis Payton (Denis West Payton) (aka Denny Payton) - Died 12-17-2006 in Bournemouth - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 8-11-1943 in Walthamstow, East London, England - Played saxophone, harmonica and guitar - Was a member of The Dave Clark Five (They did, "Glad All Over" and "Bits And Pieces") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ryan McCue (Ryan David McCue)- Died 12-17-2006 in Port St. Lucie - Car accident ( Metal - Industrial ) He was 31 years old - Guitarist and drum programmer - Was a member of Forever Dawn (They did, "On The Eve Of Battle").

Mildred McNees (Mildred Millet McNees) - Died 12-17-2006 in Orem - She was 81 years old - Composer and pianist - (She wrote, "Happy, Happy Birthday").

Don Ferris (Dominic Anthony Frissore) - Died 12-17-2006 - Born 5-22-1919 in Boonton, New Jersey, U.S. - Pianist and musical conductor - Worked with The Horace Heidt Orchestra, Ozzie Nelson and The David Rose Orchestra - Worked on The Dean Martin Show and The Red Skelton Show.

Willie Lang (William Lang) - Died 12-17-2006 - Lung cancer - Born 1919 in Hollin Well, Norland - Played trumpet - Worked with The Norland Band, The Bradford Band, The Black Dyke Band, The West Riding Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, Frank Zappa and Mike Batt - He can be heard on The Beatles, "Hey Jude".

Timmie Rogers (Timothy Louis Anerum) - Died 12-17-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 7-4-1915 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Actor, singer and comedian - (He did, "Take Me To Your Leader" and "Back To School Again") - Wrote Nat King Cole's, "If You Can't Smile And Say Yes, Please Don't Cry and Say No" and Tommy Dorsey's, "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But Nobody Wants To Die".

Daniel Pinkham - Died 12-18-2006 - Born in 1923 in Lynn, MA, U.S. - Composer, organist, harpsichordist and conductor - Wrote music for children ("Make Way For Ducklings"), church services, Christmas, wedding cantatas, theater and TV soundtracks.

Clyde Hankins - Died 12-18-2006 - Born 5-5-1918  in Amarillo, TX, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Johnny Richard's Band, Bob Astor's Band, Ray Simm's Band, Neal Hefti and The Andrew Sisters - Known for selling Buddy Holly his first guitar and teaching him how to play and for being a teacher for Sonny Curtis.

David Saviano - Died 12-18-2006 In Boston, MA, U.S. - Multiple myeloma - He was 41 years old - Born in Boston, MA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Odds 'n' Ends.

Jimmy Brown (Jimmy Earle Brown) (aka Jumpin' Jimmy Brown) - Died 12-18-2006 in Maple Grove - From an infection ( R&B ) He was 80 years old - Trumpeter, saxophonist and singer - Worked with Paul Williams And His Hucklebuckers, Etta James, Count Basie, Debbie Reynolds, Nat King Cole and The Senders - He had been married to Ruth Brown at one time.

Pupo De Luca (Giovanni De Luca) - Died 12-18-2006 in Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain ( Jazz ) Born 1924 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy - Drummer and actor - Worked with Bud Shank, Jimmy Smith and Chet Baker.

Jason Garcia - Died 12-19-2006 - Cancer ( Metal ) Born 1975 - Guitarist - Worked with Gryp and Speaker For The Dead.

Shimelis Ararso - Died 12-19-2006 - Car accident - He was 43 years old - Born in Wegeltena town, South Wollo Zone of the Amhara State - Musician - Worked with The Mushrooms - Co-founder of The Music Mayday Foundation.

Mary Bates (Mary Bates Burns) - Died 12-19-2006 Illness ( Swing ) Born 6-6-1917 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England - Singer - Was a member of The Crushy Swingers later known as The Swing Kids - Worked with The Modernaires and Bert Ambrose - Appeared in the wartime revue "Meet The Navy" - She had been married to saxophone player Bob Burns and musician Ken Adamson.

Buck Lacombe (Gilbert Lacombe) - Died 12-19-2006 in Laval - Heart attack - Born 3-12-1921 in St. Eugene, Ont., Canada - Played guitar, mandolin, banjo and bouzouki - Worked with Don Messer's Band, Louis Metcalf's Band, Al Baculis and Gordie Fleming.

 Wayne Fleming - Died 12-19-2006 in Roanoke, VA, U.S. - Parkinson's disease - He was 86 years old - ( Country - Hawaiian - Big Band ) Played steel guitar and bass - Led Wayne Fleming And Friends - Worked with Ernest Tubb And The Texas Troubadors ("Filipino Baby" and "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin"), The Stylist Orchestra and The Cundiff Bluegrass Boys.

Danuta Rinn - Died 12-19-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 7-17-1936 - Singer - Worked with Atom.

Yukio Aoshima - Died 12-20-2006 in Tokyo, Japan - Chronic myelodysplastic syndrome - Born 1932 in, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan (He wrote, "Sudara Bushi" for singer Hitoshi Ueki) - He was a author, a TV  playwright and a Governor of Tokyo.

Neville Willoughby (Neville Newton Montrose Willoughby) - Died 12-20-2006 - Car accident - Born 5-5-1937 in  St. Andrew, Jamaica - Broadcaster, singer, actor and author - (He did, "Christmas In JA" and "I Love Jamaica") - Known for his interviews with Bob Marley.

Mickey Sharp (Michael Murray Sharp) - Died 12-20-2006 ( Standards ) He was 72 years old - Played drums, piano and organ and was a comedian - Led The Mickey Sharp Trio - Worked with Glenn Brady - Performed for the Queen of England.

Mick Mulligan (Peter Sidney Mulligan) - Died 12-20-2006 in Chichester, West Sussex ( Jazz ) Born 1-24-1928 in Harrow, Middlesex - Trumpeter and bandleader -  Led Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band - Worked with George Melly.

Nasser Abdollahi - Died 12-20-2006 in Tehran, Iran - Kidney failure ( Pop ) Born 1979 in Bandar Abbas - Singer - (He did, "Nasseria" and "Eve's Whims").

Joseph Burns ( Joseph O. Burns Jr.) - Died 12-20-2006 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) He was 61 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Hi-Boys.

Clyde Bakkemo - Died 12-20-2006 in Encino, CA, U.S. - Abdominal aneurysm - He was 68 years old - Music executive and promoter - Worked for Mercury Records, Liberty Records and Warner Brothers/Reprise Records - Helped in the creation of The Traveling Wilburys - Worked for Tiny Tim, The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, James Taylor, The Pretenders, The Talking Heads, Quincy Jones, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and Van Halen.

Stuart Neal (aka Snake)- Died 12-20-2006 - Congestive heart failure ( Rock ) He was 43 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Wild Hearts and Tobruk.

Gary Brown (aka Gash) - Died 12-20-2006 ( Punk ) Born 1-7-1971 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Barse (They did, "Zombie Girls On Heat" and "Better Be Ready").

Harry Scholes (Franklin Harry Scholes) - Died 12-21-2006 - Cancer ( Folk ) Born 9-12-1945 in Panama City, Panama - Played bass and sang - Was a member of The Briarwood Singers (They did, "Hush little Baby" and "The Civil War Trilogy") - The Briarwood Singers appeared with The Beatles at Carnegie Hall.

 Bill Price - Died 12-21-2006 in Bradenton, FL, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 83 years old - Born in Dawson Springs, KY, U.S. - Cornetist and trumpeter - Led The Original New Yorkers - Worked with The Salty Dogs, Georg Brunis, Doc Evans, The Hall Brothers, Miff Mole and Baby Dodds.

Ochie Baes - Died 12-21-2006 - Kidney failure - Born 1948 - Played piano, guitar and flute - (He wrote, "Huwad ng Kalayaan" and  Muty").

Daniel R. Raichel (Daniel Richter Raichel) - Died 12-22-2006 in El Cajon, CA, U.S. - Melanoma - Born in Paterson, NJ, U.S. - Expert on the characteristics of sound - He wrote the book, "The Science And Applications Of Acoustics" about the propagation of sound waves to human perception of music and vibrations - His hearing had been impaired since childhood and he wore a hearing aid - Was a director for the Acoustics Research Center at Cooper Union.

Dennis Linde - Died 12-22-2006 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ( Country ) Born 3-18-1943 in Abilene, TX, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and drummer - (He wrote Elvis Presley's, "Burning Love" and The Dixie Chicks', "Goodbye Earl") - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jamie Barnard - Died 12-22-2006 - Sudden adult death syndrome ( Rock ) Born 8-18-1972 - Guitarist, drummer, pianist and singer - Was a member of The Tinlids and Ricochet - Worked with The Bernard Cribbins Experience, The Reservoir Gods, Special Patrol and Northern Lights.

Carl Blaze (Carlos Rivera) - Died 12-23-2006 - Shot 13 times ( Hip-Hop ) He was 30 years old - Disc jockey.

Dutch Mason (Norman Mason) - Prime minister of the blues - Died 12-23-2006 in Truro, Nova Scotia ( Blues - Rockabilly ) Born 1938 in Lunenberg - Singer and guitarist - The Canadian Jazz And Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Charlie Drake (Charles Springall) - Died 12-23-2006 - Born 6-19-1925 in south London, England - Singer, actor and comedian - (He did, "My Boomerang Won't Come Back") - Appeared on TV's,  The Ed Sullivan Show and in the musical, The Man In The Moon.

Tim Tobias (Timothy John Tobias) - Died 12-23-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 7-1-1952 - Pianist, composer, producer and engineer - Worked with Sammy Davis Jr., Sister Sledge, The Roach Brothers, Al Stewart, Curtis Mayfield, Ramsey Lewis, Lorraine Denham, Ben Hollis and David Crawford - Worked on the soundtracks for, "Fame" and "The Flintstones".

Ercolino Ferretti - Died 12-23-2006 - Born 1919 - (He did, " Pipe and Drum" and "Trio") - Played accordion and piano and is considered a pioneer in electronic and computer music.

Thomas Garnet Gillies (aka Gar) - Died 12-23-2006 - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 85 years old - Musician and inventor - He invented and produced The Garnet Amplifier, a vacuum tube based amplifier which created the Winnipeg sound.

Jan Kardas - Died 12-?-2006 ( Metal ) Born 1968 - Guitarist - Was a member of Stos.

 Braguinha (Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga) - Died 12-24-2006 in Rio de Janeiro - Multiple organ failure - He was 99 years old - Composer and singer - (Wrote, "Copacabana", "Yes, Nos Temos Bananas" and many Carnival and chidren's songs).

Irene V. McDonald (Born Alice Reid) (adopted name, Irene Wasserman) - Died 12-24-2006 in Great Barrington ( Musicals ) Born 3-7-1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. - Singer and dancer - Appeared in Broadway's, "Guys and Dolls" and on tour in "Where's Charley" - Worked with The Will Maston Trio - She had been married to singer Oleg Dunaeff,  screenwriter Joe Sarno and actor Bill McDonald.

Wayne Delport - Died 12-24-2006 in Durban - Cardiac arrest - He was 25 years old - Singer and entertainer - Appeared in productions of Masters Of Rock Vol 2 and Buddy Holly.

Violeta Cano - Died 12-25-2006 - Pianist and composer - Was a member of Sociedad de Autores y Compositores Cubanos en el Exilio (SACCE) and starred on radio's, La Fabulosa - Composed over 400 songs.

James Brown (James Joseph Brown Jr.) - Godfather of Soul - The Hardest Working Man in Show Business - Soul Brother Number One - Mr. Dynamite - Died 12-25-2006 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia ( Soul - R&B ) Born 5-3-1933 in Barnwell, S.C., U.S. - Singer, songwriter, bandleader and producer - (He did, "Please, Please, Please" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)") - Was a member of The Gospel Starlighters, The Avons and The Famous Flames - Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Bob Bodley - Died 12-25-2006 - Liver cancer ( Jazz ) He was 56 years old - Bass player - Worked with The Phil DeGreg Trio, Lionel Hampton and Art Farmer.

Tommie Wix - Died 12-?-2006 - Producer - She ran Wix Records - Worked with Ray Smith and was instrumental in Wayne Worley's return to the recording studio.

Pierre Delanoe - Died 12-26-2006 - Heart failure - He was 88 years old - Composer - He wrote about 5,000 songs - (Wrote, "Et maintenant (What Now My Love)" and "Je t'appartiens (Let It Be Me)") - Collaborated with Gilbert Becaud - His songs have been recorded by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, The Everly Brothers, Tom Jones, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Nina Simone, Johnny Hallyday, Joe Dassin ("Les Champs Elysees"), Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, The Supremes, The Temptations, Michel Sardou ("Les Lacs du Connemara") and Michel Fugain ("Je N'aurai Pas le Temps").

John LaPado - Died 12-26-2006 - Cancer - He was 60 years old - Played lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, harmonica and piano - Worked with The Butte Creek Family Jamboree, Country Folk, The Asskickers and Spark 'n' Cinder.

Betty Owens Assunto (aka Little Betty Owens) - Duchess of Dixieland - Died 12-26-2006 in Slidell ( Jazz - Hillbilly ) She was 72 years old - Born in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Dukes Of Dixieland - Worked with Jimmie Davis - She was married to trombone player, Freddie Assunto.

Daniel J. Feterick - Died 12-27-2006 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. - Cancer ( Country ) Born 4-11-1987 in Rensselaer - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "I'm Waiting For The Sun To Find Me") - Worked with Rustik Roots.

Wesley Robinson (Wesley K. Robinson) - Died 12-27-2006 in Oakland - Cardiac arrest - He was 80 years old - Born in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S. - Jazz and punk music promoter - Managed Hoodoo.

Aaren Suttil (aka Suds) - Died 12-27-2006 ( Metal ) Born 6-16-1971 - Drummer -  Was a member of Atomizer.

 Dick Shavers (Dinerral Shavers) - Died 12-28-2006 - Shot while driving with his family ( Jazz ) He was 25 years old - Drummer and songwriter - Was a member of Little Jazzmen and The Hot 8 Brass Band (They did, "Get Up").

Arthur Chisnall - Died 12-28-2006 in Esher, Surrey - Born 6-3-1925 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey - Club and concert promoter - Ran The Eel Pie Island Jazz Club which hosted acts such as Ken Colyer, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Pink Floyd, The Artwoods, The Downliners Sect, The Muleskinners, The Tridents, Long John Baldry and The Rolling Stones.

Mike Maffei - Died 12-28-2006 - AIDS ( Folk ) He was 53 years old - Singer and songwriter - Worked with Kim Kerns, Tim Baldwin, Cathy Carfagna, Kathy Moriarty, Leah Zicari and The Cash Cows.

George Washington Dietrich III (aka Geordie) - Died 12-?-2006 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Shot himself ( Rock ) He was 45 years old - Born in Easton, MD, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Invasion, a Beatles tribute band.

Professor Blues (Chris Gould) (aka P.B.) - Died 12-29-2006 ( Blues - Counrty ) Guitarist and singer - Led Professor Blues And The Doctors Of Love later renamed The Professor Blues Band - Worked with Alpha Six and The Miss Sylvan Beach Ball.

Russ Long - Died 12-30-2006 - Heart failure ( Jazz - Rock ) He was 67 years old - Pianist, singer, saxophonist, organist and composer - (He did, "Never Was Love" and "Time To Go") - Worked with Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Ray DeMarchi, Gerald Spaits, Pat Metheny and Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson.

Italo Ferrari (Gimmi Ferrari) - Died 12-31-2006 ( Beat ) He was 66 years old - Bassist - Was a member of I Corvi (They did, "Sospesa ad un filo" and "Bang Bang").

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