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 - 2007 July to December

Doc Rock Presents,

2007 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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2007 July to December

Alan Briars - Died 2007 - Cancer ( Folk ) He was 60 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Mechanical Horsetrough, The Laundry Yard Scrub Band, Stone Gallows and Tinkers Cuss - Co-founder of The Trowbridge Village Pump Festival.

Don Goodson - Died 2007 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The Invaders (They did, "She's A Tiger" and "Honda Come Back") and The Echoes.

John Erentrauts - Died 7-1-2007 in Harpenden - Hit by a car while walking ( Rock - Blues ) He was 55 years old - Singer and harmonica player - Was a member of Albert Monk and Commuter.

Earl Watkins (Earl Thomas Watkins Jr.) - Died 7-1-2007 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-29-1920 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Earl "Fatha" Hines, Wilbert Baranco, T-Bone
Walker, The Five Knights Of Rhythm, Bob Scobey and Jimmy Brown's Band.

Philani Dube - Died 7-?-2007 in Chitungwiza - While undergoing treatment for tuberculosis - Guitarist - Was a member of The Black Spirits which backed Oliver Mtukudzi.

Edwin Celani Hamandawana (aka Edwin Hama) - The squatter ambassador - Died 7-?-2007 - (He did, "Asila Mali" and "Waiting For A New Day") - Was a member of Illanga.

Hy Zaret (Hyman Harry Zaritsky) - Died 7-2-2007 in Westport, CN, U.S. - Born 8-21-1907 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Lyricist - (Co-wrote, "Unchained Melody" and "One Meat Ball") - His songs have been recorded by Jimmy Dorsey, Lena Horne, The Andrews Sisters, Vaughn Monroe, Guy Lombardo, The Righteous Brothers, They Might Be Giants, U2 and Elvis Presley.

Ray Goins - Died 7-2-2007 in Pikeville - Illness ( Bluegrass ) He was 71 years old - Played banjo - Was one of The Goins Brothers - Worked with The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and Windy Mountain.

Johnny Frigo - Died 7-2-2007 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 12-27-1916 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Played violin and bass - (Wrote, "Detour Ahead") - Worked with Chico Marx, The Soft Winds, Dinah Washington ("What A Difference A Day Makes") and Jimmy Dorsey.

Kurt Halupnick - Died 7-2-2007 ( Rock ) He was 45 years old - Singer - Was a member of Madhatter and Mortal Reign.

 Dooley Weilert (Fidelis Weilert) - Died 7-2-2007 - Natural causes ( Swing ) He was 93 years old - Played clarinet and saxophone and repaired instruments - Worked with The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Cyril Robert Wickenden - Died 7-2-2007 - He was 83 years old - Played piano and organ - Worked with The Skyliners and Tony Strudwick's big band.

Boots Randolph (Homer Louis Randolph III) - Died 7-3-2007 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - After suffering a brain hemorrhage in June ( Country ) Born 6-3-1927 in Paducah, KY, U.S. - Played saxophone - (He did, "Yakety Sax" which was the closing theme to TV's, "Benny Hill" and "Hey, Mr. Sax Man") - Worked with Chet Atkins, Al Hirt ("Java"), Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley ("Return To Sender" and "Reconsider Baby"),  REO Speedwagon ("Little Queenie"), Jerry Lee Lewis ("Turn On Your  Lovelight"), Roy Orbison ("Mean Woman Blues"), Brenda Lee ("Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" and "Let's Jump The Broomstick") and Floyd Cramer - Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jake Quesenberry - Died 7-3-2007 in Palo Alto - Heart failure ( Bluegrass ) He was 77 years old - Sang and played mandolin and guitar - Co-founder of The California Bluegrass Association.

Bill Pinckney (aka Pinkney and Pickney) - Died 7-4-2007 in Daytona Beach, FL, U.S. - Heart attack ( R&B ) Born 8-15-1925 in Dalzell, SC, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Drifters (They did, "Money Honey" and "Bip Bam"), The Flyers and The Original Drifters - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, United In Group Harmony Association Hall Of Fame Inductee and Carolina Beach Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Billy Wayne Herbert - Died 7-4-2007 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Heart failure ( Rockabilly ) Born 11-28-1939  in Carroll County, Miss., U.S. - Guitarist and songwriter - Worked with The Black Bill Combo, The Downbeats, Tony Joe White and Mack Allen Smith ("I'm Not Drunk I'm Just Drinking").

Steven Rappaport (aka Steve Randle) - Died 7-4-2007 in Maui, Hawaii, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was about 65 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of  The Ran-Dells (They did, "The Martian Hop" and "Sound Of The Sun").

Gary Sherman (Gary J. Sherman) - Died 7-4-2007 in Pine Knolls, Arlington - Born 9-8-1955 in Bennington - Played bass and acoustic guitar - Worked with The Roy Claybourne Band, Outlaw, Reverse Spin and Nitrophonic.

Barish Akarsu - Died 7-5-2007 in Bodrum, Turkey - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 1979 in Zonguldak, Turkey - Singer and actor - (He did, "Amasra" and "Vurdum En Dibe Kadar") - Appeared on TV's, Yalanchi yarim.

George Melly (Alan George Heywood Melly) - Died 7-5-2007 in London, England - Lung cancer ( Jazz - Blues ) Born 8-17-1926 in Liverpool, England - Singer - Worked with John Chilton's Feetwarmers, Digby Fairweather, The Stranglers ("Old Codger") and Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band.

X1 - Died 7-6-2007 in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S. - Possible suicide ( Rap ) Born 3-6-1979 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Worked with 50 Cent ("React"), Gangreen and Onyx - Brother of Sticky Fingaz.

Rev. Bishop Michael Osei Bonsu - Died 7-6-2007 in Accra - Illness ( Gospel ) Played accordion - (He did, "Yebedi Nkunim" and "Nwom bi ahye makoma mu").

Frank Legree - Died 7-7-2007 - Medical complications ( Blues - R&B ) He was 78 years old - Singer - Worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr. - He also was a civil rights activist.

Lee Ronald - Died 7-7-2007 - Cancer - He was 25 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Circle K.

Sergei Kondakov - Died 7-7-2007 - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 51 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Reflection (Otrazenje).

Dean Neilsen - Died 7-8-2007 in Australia - Heart Attack - He was 56 years old - Played drums, guitar and sang - Worked with Redeye, Tidewater and others - Organiser of the annual, "Cherrystock".

Eddie Fisher (Edward Thomas Fisher) - Died 7-9-2007 in Centreville, Illinois, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 3-4-1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Robert Tally, Isaac Hayes, Willie Mitchell, Andrew Love, Steve Cropper, Booker T. & The M.G's, Albert King, The Leo's Five Band and Solomon Burke - Formed Nentu Records -  The Arkansas Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ernie Kucera - Died 7-9-2007 - Found dead in Homestead Lake, Abie - Heart attack ( Polka ) He was 87 years old - Musician and band leader - Led Ernie Kucera And His Orchestra - The  International Polka Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Antonio L. Valli - Died 7-9-2007 in Evanston - Complications from leukemia - He was 81 yeras old - Played  saxophone, clarinet and drums - Was a member of The Flamingos.

 Elvina Makarian - Die 7-9-2007 in Glendale, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz )  Born 8-16-1950 in Yerevan, Armenia - Singer - Worked with Robert Amirchanyan and The Yerevan State Entertainment Band.

Varty Hart (Vartan Haroutunian) - Died 7-9-2007 in Hanover, MA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 3-23-1922 - Pianist and bandleader - Worked with Freddie Slack, Stan Kenton, The Herb Pomeroy Band - Owner of The Jazz Workshop which hosted Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Carmen McRae, John Coltrane, Herbie Mann and Dizzy Gillespie.

Joel Stacey - Died 7-10-2007 in Keswick - Hit by a car while cycling ( Folk ) He was 23 years old - Played drums, xylophone, guitar and was a singer - Was a member of The Keswick Folk Band.

Bill Flynn - Died 7-11-2007 - Heart attack - He was 58 years old - Actor and musician - (He did, "The Toyi Kaka", "B.o.k.k.e" and "Rainbow Worrior") - Led The Rock  Rebels (They did, "Get This").

Dwane Garvin (aka Funky Buzzard and Buzz) - Died 7-11-2007 in Scottsdale, Ariz., U.S. - Complications of diabetes and heart disease ( Soul ) Born 1945 - Played drums, trumpet, organ, piano and saxophone - Worked with The Highlighters, Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign, Black Magic, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder - Son of singer, Flo Garvin and keyboardist, Millard Lee.

 Roland Ferrell ( Roland Derron Ferrell) - Died 7-11-2007 - Cancer ( Gospel - Rock ) He was 47 years old - Born in Philadelphia - Singer, guitarist, drummer and composer - Was a member of Powerhouse.

Raymond Edwards (Raymond E. Edwards) - Died 7-11-2007 - Complications of cancer ( Gospel ) Born 1935 - Was a member of The Jimtown Male Chorus.

Nana Gualdi (Adriana Klein) - Died 7-11-2007 in Kitzbuehel, Austria ( Pop ) Born 4-29-1932 in Basel, Switzerland - Singer and actress - (She had a hit with, "Junge Menschen brauchen Liebe") - Worked with Vico Torriani, Gerhard Wendland and Owen Williams.

Richard Franklin - Died 7-11-2007 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Prostate cancer ( Rock - R&B ) Born 7-15-1948 in Brighton, Melbourne, Australia - Drummer and film director - Was a member of The Pink Finks - He directed the films, Psycho II and Link.

Robert Buras (Robert Solli Buras) - Died 7-12-2007 in Oslo, Norway ( Rock ) Born 8-12-1975 in Narvik, Norway - Guitarist and songwriter - Was a member of My Midnight Creeps and Madrugada (They did, "The Kids Are On High Street" and "Ramona").

Bean Garbula (David Garbula) - Died 7-12-2007 - Lung cancer - He was 54 years old - Singer and guitarist.

Marc Behm - Died 7-12-2007 in France - Born 1-12-1925 in Trenton, NJ, U.S. - Novelist and scriptwriter - He was a screenwriter for The Beatles movie, "Help!".

Rev Mullins (Reverdy L. Mullins Jr.) - Died 7-12-2007 in Kansas City. MO, U.S. ( Jazz - Swing ) Born 2-22-1921 in Parsons, Kansas, U.S. - Played piano - Worked with Barney Kessel.

Tony Anochin (Anton Anochin) - Died 7-12-2007 - Died after a fire ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Tomcat.

Ricky Martinez - Died 7-13-2007 - Kidney failure ( Tejano - Conjunto ) Singer and bassist - Was a memeber of The Hometown Boys (They did, " Teddy Bear Special" and "Mi Amor Es Tuyo").

Jerry Yule - Died 7-13-2007 - Born 11-3-1942 in Tennessee, U.S. - Composer and pianist - Step brother of actor, Mickey Rooney and adoptive son of actor, Joe Yule.

Robin Munis - Died 7-14-2007 in north Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S - Shot while singing with her band ( Rock - Country ) She was 40 years old - Singer - Worked with Ty And The Twisters and Blue Mountain.

 John J. Dragone - The Piano Man - Died 7-14-2007 - He was 88 years old - Played piano, accordion and banjo and was an inventor - Owner of Dragon Piano And Music.

John Hess (John Joseph Hess) - Died 7-14-2007 in Charlotte ( Jazz )  He was 86 years old - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with Charlotte Sax, Nothing Finer, Simply Sax, Studio D Quartet, Just Us, The Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, The Frank Love Orchestra and The CPCC Big Band.

John Lally - Died 7-14-2007 ( Prog Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Persephone's Dream.

Kelly Johnson - Died 7-15-2007 - Cancer of the spine ( Metal ) Born 6-20-1958 - Guitarist and singer - She was a member of Girlschool (They did, "Take It All Away") and Headgirl a Motorhead and Girlschool collaboration (They did, "Please Don't Touch").

Khodjo Acquai (Samuel Johnson) - Died 7-16-2007 in Accra - Heart failure ( Highlife ) He was about 60 years old - Composer, arranger and producer -  (He wrote, "Anadwofayi" and "Mese Saa Na Mente Saa").

Maria Jottini - Died 7-16-2007 in Broni, Pavia, Italy - She was 85 years old - Singer - (She did, "Maramao perche sei morto") - Worked with Pippo Barzizza and with The Trio Lescano.

 Khojo Aquai - Died 7-16-2007 ( High Life ) Musician, composer, arranger, producer and a studio owner.

Bill Perry (William Sanford Perry) - Died 7-17-2007 in Sugar Loaf,  New York, U.S. - Possible heart attack ( Blues ) Born 12-25-1957 in Goshen, Orange County, New York, U.S. - Guitarist, singer and songwriter -  Worked with Richie Havens, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm - Recorded for  Blind Pig Records.

Ralph Arias - Died 7-17-2007 - Stroke - He was 63 years old - Drummer - Worked with The Royal Satins, The Pablo Banuelos Band, Thee Marquis and Feliz.

Evone Capell (Evone Wood Capell) - Died 7-17-2007 in Orange Park - Illness - She was 88 years old - Hymn writer - (She wrote the Baptist Hymnal, "Holy Bible, Book Of Love").

Esteban Vega "Chacha" Bacallo - Died 7-17-2007 - Born 11-29-1925 - Bata drummer, conga player and drum carver - Was a member of The Guaganco Mantancero.

Big Willie G (Willie George) - Died 7-17-2007 ( Soul - Reggae ) He was 58 years old - Singer and DJ.

Donald A. Ransom - Died 7-18-2007 - Hit by a truck - He was 50 years old - Keyboardist - Worked with After FX, The BlackLites, U.A.D., Bobby Green and Blue Greens And Beans.

Sekou Sundiata (Robert Franklin Feaster) - Died 7-18-2007 in New York, NY, U.S. - Heart failure - Born 8-22-1948 in Harlem, NY, U.S. - Poet, performer, singer, songwriter and teacher - He released the album, The Blue Oneness of Dreams and toured with Ani DiFranco.

James Maher (James Thomas Maher) - Died 7-18-2007 in Manhattan, NY, U.S - Natural causes - Born 1-23-1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Was a historian of popular song - He was instrumental in the founding of The Rutgers Institute Of Jazz Studies - He wrote liner notes for Benny Goodman, Oscar Peterson, Nelson Riddle and Stan Getz - Appeared in the documentaries, Jazz and Adventures In The Kingdom Of Swing.

Les Sargeant - Died 7-19-2007 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - He was 71 years old - Born in Tunapuna, Trinidad - Guitarist - Was a member of The Fitz Vaughn Bryan Orchestra (They did, "Tan Tan" and "Peanut Vendor").

Horace Scruggs - Died 7-19-2007 ( Bluegrass ) He was 85 years old - Born in Cleveland County - Guitarist - Worked with his brother, Earl Scruggs.

Al Hendrickson (Alton Reynolds Henrickson) - Died 7-19-2007 in North  Bend, OR, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-10-1920 in Eastland, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist  - Worked with Rudy Vallee, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Dizzy  Gillespie, Andre Previn, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Rosemary  Clooney, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Ella  Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, The Artie Shaw band and Gramercy Five -  He played music for TV's, Bonanza and M.A.S.H. and for the films,  Blazing Saddles and High Plains Drifter.

George Smallwood - Died 7-19-2007 - Illness ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Saxophonist - Worked with Paul Davis' Big Band.

Tammy Faye Messner (aka Tammy Faye Bakker) (Tamara Faye LaValley) - Died 7-20-2007 - Metastatic colon cancer ( Gospel ) Born 3-7-1942 in International Falls, Minnesota, U.S. - Singer and televangelist - (She did, "We Are Blest" and "More Of You").

Tom Walker - Died 7-20-2007 ( Rock - Blues ) He was 58 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Intruders (They did, "Everytime It's You" and "Let Me Stay"), The Quinstrells (I've Got a Girl" and "Tell Her), The Dearly Beloved (They did, "Peep Peep Pop Pop" and "It's Better"), Chuck Wagon And The Wheels and The Boogie Man Blues Band.

Kakraba Lobi - Died 7-20-2007 in Accra, Ghana - Born 1939 in Kalba Saru, Ghana - Played xylophone - Worked with Dr. J.H.K. Nketia, Valerie Dee Naranjo and Barry Olsen.

Tony Dangerfield (Anthony Stuart Dangerfield) - Died 7-20-2007 in London, England ( Rock ) Born 8-31-1944 in Wolverhampton, England - Bassist - (He did, "Are You The Same Girl" and "Don't Want To Hurt You") - Led Tony Dangerfield & The Thrills - Was a member of Gullivers Travellers and Circles - Worked with Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages (They did, "Jack The Ripper"), Ritchie Blackmore, Billy Fury, Carl Douglas, Ricky Valance, Carlo Little, Wee Willie Harris, Gene Vincent, Matthew Fisher and Mike Berry.

 Don Arden (aka Harry Levy) (Harold Levy) - The Al Capone of Pop, Mr Big, The English Godfather - Died 7-21-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 1-4-1926 in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England - Singer, promoter and manager - Helped the careers of Gene Vincent, The Small Faces, The Nashville Teens, Amen Corner, The Move, Wizzard, Electric Light Orchestra, Air Supply, Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne - Father of Sharon Osbourne.

Gerald Chamberlain - Died 7-21-2007 - He was 65 years old - Born in Refugio, TX, U.S. - Played trombone - Was a member of The Hora Decima Brass Ensemble - Worked with The Fort Worth Symphony, Ten Wheel Drive, Buddy Rich and Woody Herman.

Sonny Dallas (Francis Dominic Joseph Dallas) - Died 7-22-2007 in East Patchogue - Heart illness ( Jazz ) He was 75 years old - Born in Braddock, PA, U.S. - Bassist, singer, pianist and teacher - Worked with Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Elvin Jones, Charlie Spivak, Ray Eberle, Zoot Sims, Claude Thornhill and Lee Konitz.

Pat Curtis (Edwin Moore Curtis Jr.) - Died 7-23-2007 in Virginia Beach, VA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 1929 in Norfolk, VA, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Laine and Shirley MacLaine.

Ron Miller (Ronald Norman Gould) - Died 7-23-2007 in Santa Monica,  CA, U.S. - Cardiac arrest -  Born 10-5-1932 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. -   Songwriter -  (Co-wrote, "Touch Me In The Morning" and "For Once In My Life") - His songs have been recored by Judy Garland, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and Ray Charles.

 Shelby G. Osborne - Died 7-23-2007 in Maysville - Farm accident, struck his head after being hit by a stall gate that a bull had charged ( Gospel ) Born 1935 in Lewis County - Singer.

Thorstein Aaby - Died 7-24-2007 - Illness ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Pagan's Mind, Smalltown Rockets and Wild Side.

Utpal Biswas - Died 7-25-2007 in Pune - Fell from a staircase - He was 58 years old - Composer and musician - He wrote music for the film, Shahenshah - Son of music director, Anil Biswas.

Derick Kirk - Died 7-25-2007 - Complications from cancer - He was 28 years old - Saxophonist, pianist, clarinetist, bassist and composer - Worked with Voodoo Katz, Tilting At Windmills and Steve Himes.

Alan Hely - The grandfather of the Australian music industry - Died 7-25-2007 - Illness - He was 80 years old - Managed Festival Records - Helped with the careers of Olivia Newton John, The Bee Gees, Split Enz and Paul Kelly.

Uncle John Turner (Johnnie Mac Turner) - Died 7-26-2007 in Austin,  TX, U.S. - Complications related to hepatitis C ( Blues ) Born  8-20-1944 in Port Arthur, TX, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of Krackerjack - Worked with Jerry LaCroix, Stevie Ray  Vaughn, Edgar Winter, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, Paul Orta, Tommy Shannon, Alan Haynes, James Montgomery, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins and Lightnin' Hopkins - Austin Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lawton Williams - Died 7-26-2007 in Fort Worth, TX, U.S. - Respiratory illness ( Country ) Born 7-24-1922 in Troy, TN, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "Fraulein" and "Geisha Girl") - His songs have been recorded by George Jones, Bobby Helms, Bobby Bare, Hank Locklin, Gene Watson, Joe Nichols, Cliff Bruner, Jim Reeves and Laura Lee McBride.

Craig Smith - Died 7-27-2007 - His news helicopter collided with another news helicopter while covering a live car chase ( Rock ) He was 47 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Crosstown Traffic.

A.C. Overton - Died 7-27-2007 in North Carolina, U.S. - While in a coma after suffering a brain aneurysm ( Folk ) He was 80 years old - Played banjo.

Joe B.G. (Jonathan Guilbault) - Died 7-27-2007 in Montreal, Canada- Apartment fire ( Rap ) He was 27 years old - Recorded the album, "Prevision Locale".

Richard Pacheco - Died 7-27-2007 - Head injury from a Motor scooter accident ( Blues - Jazz - Tejano ) He was 60 years old - Ssaxophonist - Led Richard Pacheco And The Revolution Was a member of Los Caballeros.

Bob Jones Sr. - Died 7-27-2007 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 6-18-1914 in Oakwood, TX, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Stamps Harmony Boys, The Stamps Quartet and The Songfellows Quartet - Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Terry Penney - Died 7-28-2007 - Car accident ( Rock - Country - Blues - Christian ) He was 59 years old - Guitarist - Member of Chad Reilly And The Wild Horse Band, Sol Patch, The Franklin Brothers and Pathway - Husband of of singer, Sarah Penney.

Sarah Penney - Died 7-28-2007 - Car accident ( Rock - Country - Blues - Christian ) She was 51 years old - Singer - Member of Chad Reilly And The Wild Horse Band and Pathway - Wife of guitarist, Terry Penney.

Edward Andrade - Died 7-28-2007 - Car accident ( Rock - Country - Blues ) He was 47 years old - Bassist - Member of Chad Reilly And The Wild Horse Band and Sol Patch.

Sal Mosca (Salvatore Joseph Mosca) - Died 7-28-2007 in White Plains, New York, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 4-27-1927 in Mt. Vernon, New York, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Bill Baur, Skip Scot, Miles Davis, Bill Chattin, Don Messina and Max Roach.

Eddie Bigham (Francis Edward Bigham Sr.) - Died 7-28-2007 ( Jazz ) He was 87 years old - Pianist and band leader - Worked with Buddy DeFranco, Martha Raye, Harry Perry, The Four Jills and Three Men And A Maid.

John Robertson (John T. Robertson) - Died 7-28-2007 - Born 11-25-1919 - Played accordion and was a musical director - (He wrote, "When The Bombers Came").

Jimmy T-99 Nelson (James Nelson) - Died 7-29-2007 in Houston, TX,  U.S. ( Blues ) Born 4-7-1919 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "T-99 Blues" and "Meet Me With Your Black Dress On") - Worked with Duke Robillard and Otis Grand.

Trevor Butler - Died 7-29-2007 near Clinton, NC, U.S. - Van accident after a tire blew out ( Rock ) Bassist - Member of Bottom Of The Hudson (They did, "Beehive" and "Riot Act") and Coyote.

Daniel James Shorrock - Died 7-29-2007 in Winnipeg - Two weeks after being beaten ( Rock ) He was 43 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Highway 373.

Art Davis (Arthur D. Davis) - Died 7-29-2007 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Heart  attack ( Jazz - Classical ) Born 12-5-1933 in Harrisburg, PA, U.S. - Double bassist - Worked with John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Peter, Paul And Mary, Judy Garland and with The NBC, Westinghouse and CBS orchestras.

Flip Crain (Donald Crain Sr.) - Died 7-30-2007 in Waupun ( Dance ) Born 1-1-1925 in Fond du Lac - Played trumpet.

Louis Moyse - Died 7-30-2007 in Vermont, U.S. - Born 1912 in the Netherlands - Flutist, pianist and composer - Was a member of The Moyse Trio - Co-founder of Marlboro Music Festival - Worked with Adolf Busch, Reynaldo Hahn and Duke Ellington.

Ernest Warren (Junius Ernest Warren) - Died 7-30-2007 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 3-16-1929 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Mellotones who became The Cardinals (They did, "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Come Back My Love") - United In Group Harmony Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Manny Green (Manuel Greenberg) - Died 7-30-2007 - Lung cancer and congestive lung failure ( Big Band ) He was 86 years old - Played bass and was a band leader - Worked with Myron Floren.

Terry Magovern (Frank Magovern) - Died 7-30-2007 - Music promoter - Was a personal assistant to Bruce Springsteen and worked for Clarence Clemons.

Oliver Morgan (Oliver O. Morgan) (aka Nookie Boy) - Died 7-31-2007  Atlanta, GA, U.S. - After suffering a heart attack two weeks earlier ( R&B ) Born 5-6-1933 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Who Shot The La La") -  Worked with Eddie Bo and Allen Toussaint.

Bill LaVorgna - Died 7-31-2007 - Heart attack - Born 6-3-1933 in Paterson, NJ, U.S. - Musician and drummer - Worked with Frank Sinatra and Dizzy Gillespie - Musical director for Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland.

Walter Dawson - Died 7-?-2007 - Heart attack - He was 59 years old - Longtime Memphis music critic, journalist and editor.

Isa McIntyre (aka Laura Lee) (Isabella McIntyre) - Died 7-?-2007 in Musselburgh, Scotland - Cancer - Born 5-11-1937 in Musselburgh, Scotland - Singer - Was a member of The Ladybirds - Appeared on The Benny Hill Show, Top Of The Pops, The Royal Variety Show and The Two Ronnies.

Brian Mason - Died 8-?-2007 - Cancer ( Bluegrass - Country ) He was 59 years old - Played fiddle and guitar - Worked with The Misty Mountaineers, White Mountain Bluegrass, Shady Creek, The Morse Brothers, The Prindalls, Jim Carey, Tyler Poirier and Steve Adams.

Mark Marush - Died 8-?-2007 - Plaayed saxophone - Was a member of The Wailers and The Bootmen.

George Turner - Died 8-?-2007 - Played bass - Was a member of Pembroke, Ltd..

Vladimir Khanutin - Died 8-?-2007 - He was 33 years old - Drummer - Worked with Chizh & Co and Selyodka.

Yu Aku (Hiroyuki Fukada) - Died 8-1-2007 - Urethral cancer- He was 70 years old - Lyricist - (Co-wrote Harumi Miyako's, "Kita no yado kara" (From An Inn In The North) and Kenji Sawada's, "Katte ni shiyagare" (I'll Let You Go)).

Tommy Makem (Thomas C. Makem) - The Bard of Armagh, The Godfather of Irish Music - Died 8-1-2007 in Dover, New  Hampshire, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Folk ) Born 11-4-1932 in Keady, Ireland - Singer and songwriter, played banjo, guitar, tin whistle, and border pipes - (He did, "The Four Green Fields" and "Red  Is The Rose") - Worked with The Clancy Brothers and Liam Clancy - Son of singer, Sarah Makem.

Earl Turbinton (Earl Joseph Turbinton) - The African Cowboy - Died  8-3-2007 in Baton Rouge, LA, U.S. - Lung Cancer ( Jazz ) Born  9-23-1941 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Saxophonist - Worked with his  brother Wilson "Willie Tee" Turbinton and with Herbie Hancock, The  Neville Brothers, Snooks Eaglin, Cannonball Adderley, The Wild  Magnolias, B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Joe Zawinul, Buster Williams,  Champion Jack Dupree - As a band leader, he recorded for Rounder and Progressive Records.

Peter Thorup - Died 8-3-2007 - Born 12-14-1948 ( Blues ) Guitarist and singer - Worked with Alexis Korner's studio band C.C.S.

Harold "Mac" McIntosh - Died 8-3-2007 ( Dance ) He was 86 years old - Played fiddle - Was a member of The Modern Yokels and The Cowlitz Valley Old-Time Music Association.

Timmy Probst - Died 8-3-2007 ( Rock ) Born 1954 - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - Was a member of The Pirates (They did, "Magic Ship" and "Trailer Trash Girls").

Lee Hazlewood (Barton Lee Hazlewood) - Died 8-4-2007 in Henderson, Nevada, U.S. - Renal cancer ( Country ) Born 7-9-1929 in Mannford, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and producer - (He did, "Trouble Is A Lonesome Town" and "Six Feet Of Chain") - His songs have been recorded by Sanford Clark ("The Fool"), Nancy Sinatra ("These Boots Are Made For Walking"), Duane Eddy, Dean Martin ("Houston"), Lydia Lunch, Einsturzende Neubauten, Primal Scream, Boyd Rice, Nick Cave, Harry Nilsson, Anita Lane, The Astronauts and Megadeth - Formed LHI which signed The International Submarine Band.

Johnny Garies (John A. Garies)- Died 8-4-2007 - Complications of liver disease ( Christian Rock ) He was 54 years old - Singer, drummer, pianist, guitarist and songwriter - (He wrote, "Two Worlds Collide" and "40-Watt City").

Tim Stroud - Died 8-4-2007 - Cerebral aneurysm ( Rock - Blues ) He was 54 years old - Played guitar, saxophone, drums and harmonica and was a singer - Worked with Strange Burrito, Amethyst, Krakatoa and The Groove Movers.

Jimmy St. Clair (James S. Sims) - Died 8-4-2007 in Bluefield, WV, U.S. ( R&B - Gospel ) He was 69 years old -  Singer - Worked with Ronnie Love, Leon And The Burners and The Spirit Plus Band.

 Thomas Hergert - Died 8-4-2007 - Bassist - Was a member of Gundermanns Seilschaft.

Keith "Ketman" Shirasawa - Died 8-4-2007 - Neck injuries suffered on a roller coaster ( Rock ) Born 7-31-1954 - Guitarist - Worked with You People, Along For The Ride and Roadkill Cafe.

Florian Pittis - Died 8-5-2007 - Prostate cancer ( Folk ) Born 10-4-1943 in Bucharest - Singer and actor - Was a member of Pasarea Colibri.

Mathias Schramm - Died 8-5-2007 in Potsdam, Germany - Stomach problems ( Rock ) Born 5-9-1949 - Bassist, composer, arranger and producer - Founding member of Silly.

General Vini Vini (Antonio Venancio) -  Died 8-5-2007 in Cuba - Illness - Born 1959 in Mbata village (Mungo disitrict) - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "A morte de um heroi" and "Tchiwa tchiya").

Mike Brewer - Died 8-5-2007 - He was 38 years old - Bassist - Worked with Eddie Barber and KY Bred.

Jim Smale (James C. Smale) - Died 8-5-2007 in Bay Pines, FL, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 72 years old - Born in Cincinnati, OH, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with The Glen Miller Orchestra, Helen Reddy, Steve Lawrence And Edie Gorme, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Chubby Checker, Frank Sinatra Jr., Teddy Prendergast and Tom Jones.

Eluard Burt (Eluard Albert Burt II) - Died 8-5-2007 in Inglewood, CA,  U.S. - Born 2-15-1937 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Flautist,  percussionist, keyboardist, producer and music historian - Worked  with Eluard & Co, The Crescents Quartet, N.O. Heritage, Chuck Willis  ("C.C. Ryder" and "Betty And Dupree"), Big Joe Turner and The  Dominoes - He can be heard on the score for the movie, Follow Me Home.

Paul Rutherford (Paul William Rutherford) - Died 8-6-2007 in London, England - Sclerosis of the liver and a ruptured aorta ( Jazz ) Born 2-29-1940 in Greenwich, London, England - Trombonist - Was a member of Iskra 1903 and Iskra 1912 - Worked with The Globe Unity Orchestra,The London Jazz Composer's Orchestra, The Mike Westbrook Orchestra and Soft Machine.

Drew Menzies - Died 8-6-2007 in Mansfield - Suicide - Played double bass - Worked for The Endless Mountain Music Festival.

Robert L. Kircher (aka Bob Kross) - Died 8-6-2007 ( Dance - Classical - Pop ) Born 9-5-1920 - Played ukulele, piano, trombone and guitar and was a singer and composer - Worked with The Coast Guard Curtis Bay Training Station Dance Band, The Clifton Music Club, The MacDowell Society, Syrian Shrine And The Shrine Band and The Scottish Rite.

Zsolt Daczi - Died 8-6-2007 in Budapest - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 6-12-1969 in Kiskunhalas - Guitarist - Was a member of Bikini, Omen and Carpathia Project - Worked with Tirana Rockers.

Robert A. Halter (Aaron Ockman) - Died 8-7-2007 in Des Plaines, IL, U.S. - Complications of Alzheimer's disease - Born 1912 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Led The Accordioneers - Owner of The Music Center.

Sergei Shchurakov - Died 8-7-2007 ( Folk - Renaissance ) Born 2-23-1963 - Accordionist - Was a member of Akwarium and The Vermicelli Orchestra.

Dan Strouse (Daniel Stanton Strouse) - Died 8-7-2007 in Tempe - Lung cancer ( R&B ) He was 57 years old - Played guitar and saxophone - Was a member of The Repeat Offenders.

Tex Walker (Clarence Walker) - Died 8-8-2007 in Oxfordshire, England - After a heart attack ( R&B ) Born 1-24-1926 in Winston-Salem, NC, U.S. - Led The Walker Street Blues Band - Singer - Worked with The Drifters, The Coasters and Big Joe Turner.

Sonny Day (Hone Wikaira) - Died 8-9-2007 in Te Atatu, Auckland - Emphysema ( Blues - Rock ) He was 64 years old - Was the leader of Sonny Day And The Sharks, Sonny Day And The Sundowners and Sonny Day And The Breeze - Worked with The All Stars, Crow, Caravan and Tall Dark And Out Of It.

Sakiusa Bulicokocoko - Died 8-9-2007 in Hawaii, U.S. - He was 57 years old - Musician and singer - Worked with The Freelancers.

Bev Smith - Died 8-9-2007 ( Rock - Blues - Reggae ) He was 50 years old - Drummer - Worked with The Honeydrippers, Eric Clapton, Shark Attack, Jimmy Page, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack and Champion Jack Dupree.

Jack Lipson (Jack A. Lipson) - Died 8-10-2007 in Santa Clarita - He was 97 years old - Sang and played guitar and banjo - Was a member of The Dixie Lee Band.

Tony Wilson (Anthony Howard Wilson) - Died 8-10-2007 in Manchester, England - Heart attack - Born 2-20-1950 in Salford, Lancashire, England - Founder of Factory Records which released recordings by Happy Mondays and Joy Division - Managed A Certain Ratio and The Durutti Column - Owned the music nightclub, The Hacienda.

German Pedro Ibanez - Died 8-10-2007 in Havana, Cuba - Born 10-11-1928 - Guitarist and composer - (He wrote, "Revive La Ilusion") - Director of The Septeto Habanero.

Mario Rivera - Died 8-10-2007 in New York, U.S. - Bone cancer ( Latin Jazz ) Born 1939 - Played piano, vibraphone, drums, trumpet, timbales, congas, flute, piccolo and saxophone and was a composer and arranger - Led The Salsa Refugees and The Mario Rivera Sextet - Worked with George Colman, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Chico O'Farrill, Eddie Palmieri and Tito Rodriguez.

Frank Assunto Jr. - Died 8-10-2007 - Born 12-25-1955 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Musician and lyricist -  Was a member of The Dukes, The Raffeys and Force Of Habit - Son of trumpeter Frank Assunto Sr.

Kitty Grime (Mary Christine Godfrey) - Died 8-10-2007 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-21-1930 in Derby - Singer, pianist, lyricist, journalist and actress - Worked with Dave Cliff, Jeff Clyne, Phil Lee and Brian

Steve Wilkinson (aka Sgt. Sword) - Died 8-?-2007 ( Metal ) Was a member Thor.

Madilu System (Jean de Dieu Makiese)  - Died 8-11-2007 in Kinshasa ( Jazz ) Born 5-28-1952 in Leopoldville, Belgian Congo - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "Ya Jean" and "Frere Edouard") - Worked with Symba, OK Jazz (Oscar Kashama Jazz), TPOK ( le Tout Pouissant Orchestre Kinois) and Bakuba Mayopi.

Herb Pomeroy (Irving Herbert Pomeroy III) - Died 8-11-2007 in Gloucester, MA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 4-15-1930 in Gloucester, MA, U.S. - Played trumpet - Worked with Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Kenton, Gerry Mulligan, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Charlie Parker, The Festival Jazz Ensemble and Ornette Coleman.

Shekhinah Mountainwater (Ellen Adler) - Died 8-11-2007 in Santa Cruz - Uterine cancer ( Folk ) Born 10-24-1939 - Singer, guitarist and author - She wrote the book, "Ariadne's Thread: A Workbook Of Goddess Magic".

Hank' Selinger (Henry George Selinger III) - Died 8-11-2007 in Atlanta - Heart attack ( Blues ) He was 59 years old - Played bass and sang - Was a member of The South City Blues Band.

Alexander Horrocks (aka John Alexander) - Died 8-11-2007 - Prostate cancer - He was 73 years old - Singer - He was half of the duo, The Melody Makers.

Merv Griffin (Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr.) - Died 8-12-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Big Band ) Born 7-6-1925 in San Mateo, CA, U.S. - Singer, pianist, entertainer, TV talk show host and show biz mogul - (He did, "I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts" and "Never Been Kissed") - Worked with Freddy Martin - Created, produced and wrote music for TV's, Jeopardy and Wheel Of Fortune.

Jim Toner - Died 8-12-2007 in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand ( Country - Skiffle ) Born 1939 in Glasgow - Singer and guitarist - Worked with George Hamilton III and Frankie Miller.

Jah Jerry (Jerome Hines) - Died 8-13-2007 in Kingston, Jamaica ( Ska ) Born 11-8-1921 - Guitarist and songwriter - Was a member of The Skatalites - Worked with Millie Small, Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan ("They Got To Go" and "Shake A Leg"), Desmond Dekker, The Drumbago All Stars, Toots And The Maytals and Bob Marley And The Wailers,

Phil Rizzuto (Philip Francis Rizzuto) (Fiero Francis Rizzuto) (aka The Scooter) - Died 8-14-2007  in West Orange, NJ, U.S. - Born 9-25-1917 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Major League Baseball player and radio and TV sports announcer - He can be heard on Meat Loaf's song, "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" for which he received a gold record - The Baseball Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Marshall Allen - Found dead 8-14-2007 in Glynn County - Possible homicide - He was 57 years old - Pianist - Worked with Willie Hammett.

Dorothy E. Guthman (nee Mates) - Died 8-14-2007 - Illness - Singer - Born 7-30-1925 in Cleveland, OH, U.S. - She was half of the duo, Dot And Lou.

Ruth Armstrong Megill - Died 8-14-2007 in Huntington Beach, CA, U.S. - Cancer - She was 78 years old - Born in Utica, NY, U.S. - Pianist and organist - (She wrote, "Are You Often Sad And Lonely?") - Was a member of The Singing Saints.

Dick Smith (Richard M. Smith) - Died 8-14-2007 - He was 64 years old - Drummer - Was a member of McGuffey Lane.

John Wallowitch - Died 8-15-2007 in New York, NY, U.S. - Cancer ( Cabaret ) He was 82 years old - Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He composed, "This Moment" and "Cosmetic Surgery") - Worked with Bertram Ross - His songs have been done by Blossom Dearie, Shirley Horn, Tony Bennett, Berri Blair, John Dubois, Marlene VerPlanck, Lynn Lobban and Dixie Carter - He wrote over 2,000 songs.

Rusty Jacobs - Died 8-15-2007 in South Burlington ( Rock - Folk ) He was 57 years old - Played pennywhistle and guitar - Founder of Wood's Tea Company.

Garry Jones - Died 8-15-2007 - Cancer - Born 2-28-1954 - Bassist, singer and songwriter - Worked with El Seven (They did, "In The Endless Sea" and "Robert Johnson's Photograph"), Movita, The Lost Weekend and Clayson And The Argonauts.

Elahe - Died 8-15-2007 in Tehran, Iran ( Traditional - Pop - Jazz - Standards ) She was 71 years old - Singer.

Max Roach (Maxwell Lenard Roach) - Died 8-16-2007 in New York, U.S. ( Jazz ) - Alzheimer's Disease - Born 1-10-1924 in New Land, NC, U.S. - Drummer - Led The Max Roach Double Quartet, Max Roach - Clifford  Brown Quintet - Worked with Cecil Taylor, Duke Ellington, Dizzy  Gillespie, Anthony Braxton, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Miles  Davis, Eric Dolphy, Stanley Turrentine, George Coleman, Donald Byrd, Oscar Brown Jr., Kenny Dorham and Booker Little - Co-founded Debut  Records.

Vito Pallavicini - Died 8-16-2007 in Vigevano, Pavia, Italy - Born 4-22-1924 in Vigevano, Pavia, Italy - Lyricist  - (He wrote the lyrics for, "Azzurro" and "Io che non vivo (senza te)) - Worked with Paolo Conte, Adriano Celentano and Mina.

Paul White - Died 8-16-2007 - He was 61 years old - Born in Grappenhall - Was a member of The Black Cats who performed at The Cavern Club alongside The Beatles and The Animals .

Ada Wrenne Weeks Collins (aka Groovy Granny) - Died 8-17-2007 in Beech Island, SC, U.S. ( Gospel ) She was 97 years old - Born in Tullahoma, TN, U.S. - Played guitar and piano - Was a member of Flo Carter & The Sounds Of Joy - Worked with her husband, Gilbert Collins and with James Brown.

Jon Lucien (Lucien Harrigan) - Died 8-18-2007in Orlando, FL, U.S. - Respiratory complications after kidney surgery ( Jazz ) Born 1-8-1942 in the British Virgin Islands' main island of Tortola - Respiratory failure and other complications - Played guitar, timba and gonza and was a singer and songwriter - (He did, "A Time For Love" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was").

 Odessa Harris (aka Dessie Williams) - Died 8-18-2007 - Complications due to emphysema ( Blues - Jazz ) Born 6-8-1936 in West Helena, Arkansas, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Freeman And The Unusuals and B.B. King.

Roy Wallace (Roy Victor George Wallace) - Died 8-18-2007 in London, England - Born 7-7-1927 in London, England - Sound engineer - Developed stereophonic sound recording for the Decca Recording Company.

Monique Gebbink - Died 8-18-2007 or possibly 7-17-2007 ( Pop ) Was 48 years old - Singer - Was a member of Sugar And The Lollipops (They did, "I Can Dance" and "Like A Roller Coaster").

Claudio Chieffo - Died 8-19-2007 ( Religious ) Born 3-9-1945 in Forli, Italy - Singer and songwriter.

Mike O'Donnell - Died 8-19-2007 - Bladder cancer - He was 46 years old - Singer - Was a member of 707.

Johnny Fourie (Jan Carel Fourie) - Died 8-19-2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa ( Jazz ) Born 5-18-1937 - Played guitar - Led The Johnny Fourie Band and The Short Attention Span Ensemble - Worked with Lemmy "Special" Mabaso, The Merry Blackbirds, Charles Erland, Hubert Laws, Billy Cobham, Clive Stevens, The Abstractions, Spokes Mashiane, The Manhattan Brothers and Nico Carstens.

Stanley Longstaff - Died 8-?-2007 - Adenocarcinoma of the small intestine - Musician and radio host - Organized jam sessions for Portsmouth Community Radio.

Erroll Patton - Died 8-20-2007 in Wichita - While jogging - He was 52 years old - Drummer - Worked with The Chance Band, The Killer Bs, Sinergy and Zyba.

Professor Thorny Penfield (Thornton B. Penfield III) - Died 8-21-2007 in Albany, NY, U.S. - He was 73 years old - Preserver and promoter of New Orleans music - Founded Tipitina's and was a coordinator for The New Orleans Blues Society and The Crescent City Blues Club.

Alan Cooper (Alan Swainston Cooper) - Died 8-22-2007 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 2-15-1931 in Leeds - Played clarinet, saxophone and phonofiddle - Was a member of The Vernon Street Ramblers, The Yorkshire Jazz Band and The Temperance Seven (They did, "You're Driving Me Crazy" and "Pasadena") - Worked with  Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band.

 Wayne Chapman - Died 8-22-2007 in Toronto, Canada - Heart failure after falling off a roof while being attacked by hornets - He was 52 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Stompin' Tom Connors.

Masahiko Togashi - Died 8-22-2007 in Kanagawa, Japan ( Jazz ) Born 3-22-1940 in Tokyo, Japan - Drummer - Worked with Sadao Watanabe's Cozy quartet, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry and Dave Holland.

Bill Bolick (William C. Bolick) - Died 8-22-2007 in Pullman ( Country - Blues ) Born 12-4-1944 in Walla Walla, Wash., U.S. - Played keyboards and trumpet and sang  - Was a member of Paleface, The Gynch, Natural Groove and Progress Hornsby.

Harry Busby (aka the Canadian Cockney) - Died 8-22-2007 - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - He was 74 years old - Worked with The Creek Big Band and The Bayou Jazz Band.

Dee Thevenin - Died 8-22-2007 in Covington, KY, U.S. ( Rock ) Was a member of King James And The Royal Jesters (They did, "I Get A Feeling" and "Girl").

Martti Pokela - Died 8-23-2007 ( Folk ) Born 1924 in Haapavesi, Ostrobothnia - Played kantele and guitar and was a composer - Worked with his wife, Marjatta Pokela.

Miss Pearl O. Dis (Shalonda P. Simpson) - Died 8-23-2007 - Shot during a robbery ( Rock ) Born 1982 - Bassist - Was a member of The Cheetah Whores.

Aaron Russo - Died 8-24-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Bladder cancer - Born 2-14-1943 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Managed Bette Midler and The Manhattan Transfer - He was a rock promoter for Janis Joplin, The Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead - Owned the nightclub, Kinetic Playground - Produced the films, The Rose and Trading Places.

Chris Resch - Died 8-24-2007 in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. ( Metal ) He was 48 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Pandemonium.

Richard Cook - Died 8-25-2007 in London, England - Cancer - Born 1957 in Kew, London, England - He was a jazz writer, a magazine editor and a record company executive - He was a co-author of The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings - He wrote for NME and The New Statesman and was an editor for The Wire - Produced Guy Barker.

Francois Viljoen - Died 8-25-2007 - Shot during a robbery in his home - He was 25 years old - Guitarist, pianist, percussionist and singer - Worked with The Gauteng North Youth Choir.

Felito Molina (Felix Eusebio Molina Marin) - Died 8-?-2007 - Heart failure - Born 12-15-1920 in Cienfuegos, Cuba - Guitarist, bassist, composer and singer - (Wrote, "Salsita y carino" and "Luna surena") - Worked with Barbarito Diez, Aragon and The Bahison Septet.

Marl Sylvan Ponder - Died 8-26-2007 in Buffalo ( Gospel - Country ) Born 3-11-1934 in Spartanburg County, SC, U.S. - Musician - Was a member of The Praise Team and Gospel America.

Matthew Cormier - Died 8-26-2007 - A metal house frame he was working on fell on him ( Zydeco ) He was 22 years old - Bassist - Worked with Travis Matte And The Zydeco Kingpins.

Sanford Green - Died 8-26-2007 - Born 1-24-1914 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. - Songwriter, arranger and musical director - (Co-wrote, "Am I Wasting My Time?" and "Brokenhearted Troubadour") - Worked with Mack David, Hal Leroy, Jack Manus, Georgie Price, Sylvia Froos and Mann Curtis.

Jim Bloomstrom (James Bloomstrom) - Died 8-26-2007 - Born 12-15-1931 in Seattle, WA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Quincy Jones.

John Healy (John P. Healy Jr.) - Died 8-26-2007 in Cameron Park - Complications from a head injury from a fall in his home - Born 10-12-1951 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Played cello - Founded The San Jose Children's Musical Theater.

Pete Kaplan (Petr Kaplan) - The Father of Czech rock 'n' roll - Died 8-26-2007 in Prague, Czech Republic - Cancer ( Rock And Roll ) Born 6-16-1940 in Ostrava, Protektorat Bohmen und Mahren - Guitarist and singer - Founder of Samuels Band (They did remakes of, "Jailhouse Rock"), Mefisto (They did remakes of, "Run Rudolph Run" and "Johnny B. Goode") and Extase (They did, "I'm Thinking Of You Baby").

Frank Nero - Died 8-?-2007 near Denu - His motorbike was hit by a car - He was 40 years old - Musician - (He recorded the albums, "Nye Nutor Paa" and "Dzogbeve").

Doug Riley (aka Dr. Music) (Douglas Brian Riley) - Died 8-27-2007 in Calgary, Alberta - Heart failure - Born 4-24-1945 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Composer, producer, arranger and pianist - Led DR  Music and The Doug Riley Quartet - Worked with Moe Koffman, Ray  Charles, Molly Johnson, Jake Langley, Placido Domingo, Ofra Harnoy,  The Brecker Brothers, Gordon Lightfoot, Jackie Richardson, The  Silhouettes, Dionne Taylor, Measha Bruggergosman, Anne Murray, David  Clayton Thomas, Bob Seeger, Ringo Starr and Natalie McMaster.

Mike Pittman - Died 8-27-2007 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Divine Ruins.

Jose Trujillo Jr. - Died 8-27-2007 - Skateboard accident - He was 13 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Los Trujillo.

Tom Phalen (Thomas Peter Phalen) - Died 8-27-2007 in Kent, WA, U.S. -  Heart failure - Born 10-10-1948 in Los Angeles, CA., U.S. - Music critic, guitarist, songwriter - Worked with Wallflower and Slo And Easy - He was a music reviewer for The Seattle Times and wrote for Rolling Stone magazine.

Tom Cuson - Died 8-27-2007 in Berlin - Cancer - He was 63 years old - Poet, musician and photographer.

Hilly Kristal - Died 8-28-2007 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Complications from lung cancer - Born 1932 in in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and violinist - Sang at The Radio City Music Hall -  Founder of the club CBGB's which hosted The Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, The Dead Boys, Suicide, Wayne County, The Dictators, Television, Mink Deville and Sonic Youth - He had also managed the jazz club, The Village Vanguard.

 Selton Porter Jr. - Died 8-28-2007 in Pennsylvania, U.S. - Complications from diabetes ( Gospel ) He was 65 years old - Singer, pianist, trumpeter and songwriter - Worked with The Porter Family Singers.

Miyoshi Umeki (aka Nancy Umeki) - Died 8-28-2007 in Licking, Missouri, U.S. - Complications from cancer ( Pop ) Born 5-8-1929 in Hokkaido, Japan - Singer and actress -  She acted on TV's, The Courtship Of Eddie's Father as Mrs. Livingston the housekeeper.

Lorin Whitney (Lorin J. Whitney) - Died 8-28-2007 ( Gospel ) Born 9-11-1914 in Madera, CA, U.S - Organist - Owned Whitney Recording Studios.

Kip Anderson (Kipling T. Anderson) - Died 8-29-2007 in Anderson, SC, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 1-24-1938 in Starr, SC, U.S. - Singer, pianist, songwriter -Worked with Sam Cooke, The Drifters, Jerry Butler and Jackie Wilson -  Was a vice president of Electric City Record's gospel division - Recorded for Savoy, Chess, Excello, Fire & Fury, Ichiban, Savoy, Ripete (with Nappy Brown) and other labels.

Ren Runk ( Lorenzo G. Runk) - Died 8-29-2007 in Lansdowne - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 70 years old - Played French horn - Worked with The Lower Merion Concert Band and The Mansfield Brass Quintet.

Sheriff Tex Davis (Wilfred A. Douchette) - Died 8-29-2007 - Born 6-14-1915 in Connecticut, U.S. - Songwriter, manager  and promoter - (Co-wrote Gene Vincent's, "Be-Bop-A-Lula") - Worked at  Monument Records promoting Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Jeannie Seely.

Ariel Bogoslavsky (Arkady Efimovich Bogoslavsky) - Died 8-29-2007 - Born 11-20-1955 in Kishinev (now Chisinau),  Moldova, Soviet Union - Pianist - (did, "Vodka Boogie") - He played classical renditions of rock songs by artists such as Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Coolio and Led Zeppelin.

Sandy Feldstein (Saul Feldstein) - Died 8-30-2007 in Tarzana California, U.S. - Cancer - Born 9-7-1940 - Percussionist, author and composer - He wrote the book, "Practical Theory Complete: A Self-Instruction Music Theory Course" and co-wrote with Dave Black the book, "Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1".

Don Warnaar - Died 8-31-2007 -  Illness - He was 70 years old - Trumpeter and band leader - Led The Don Warnaar Big Band and The West Shore Symphony Orchestra.

David Maxwell - Died 8-31-2007 - Drowned off Carol Beach in Pleasant Prairie - He was 21 years old - Musician and songwriter - Was a member of Avigalante.

Mike Haasch - Died 9-1-2007 - Heart attack - Bassist - Worked with Bluehand, The Brandon James Band, Mark Pannier And The B.B's, Deirdre Fellner, Peter Noone and County Trunk A.

Safet Isovic - Died 9-2-2007 in Sarajevo ( Sevdalinka Folk ) Born 1936 in Bileca  - Singer.

Rajae Belmlih - Died 9-2-2007 - Cancer - Singer - (She did, "Ya-Jara Wadina").

Fritz Fryer  (David Roderic Carnie Fryer) - Died 9-2-2007 in Lisbon ( Rock ) Born 12-6-1944 in Rochdale, Lancashire - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Fables, The Four Pennies (They did, "Tell Me Girl" and "Juliet") and Fritz, Mike And Mo - Produced Prelude, Stackridge and Motorhead.

Henry MacKenzie - Died 9-2-2007 in Carshalton, Surrey ( Jazz ) Born 2-15-1923 in Edinburgh - Clarinettist and saxophonist - Worked with George Adam, The Tommy Sampson Band, Paul Fenoulhet, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Billy May and Ted Heath's band.

Carter Albrecht ( Jeffrey Carter Albrecht) - Died 9-3-2007 near White Rock Lake - Shot by a neighbor who thought he was a burglar ( Rock ) Born 1973 - Guitarist and keyboardist - Worked with Sorta and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.

Janis Martin (aka the Female Elvis) (Janis Darlene Martin) - Died  9-3-2007 in Durham, NC, U.S. - Cancer ( Rockabilly - Country ) Born  3-27-1940 in South Boston, Halifax County, VA, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Will You Willyum" and "Drugstore Rock And Roll") - Led  The Marteens and The Variations - Danville Museum Of Fine Arts & History Hall Of Fame Inductee and- Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Samuel Hood (Samuel Leighton Hood) - Died 9-3-2007 in Kingston, NY, U.S. - Cancer - Born 1943 in Jackson, MS, U.S. - Was a manager for the band, Fotomaker - He managed The Gaslight which hosted Buffy Saint Marie, Len Chandler, Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, James Taylor, Carolyn Hester, Dave Van Ronk, John Sebastian and Kris Kristofferson - He operated the clubs, The Village Gaslight, The Elephant and Max's Kansas City - Was married at one time to singer, Alix Dobkin.

Elizabeth A. Rowan - Died 9-3-2007 - Born 2-2-1927 in Billings - Singer and voice instructor - She was married to clarinetist Jim Binkerd.

Frank Edward Hayes Sr. - Died 9-3-2007 in Stewartsville, Missouri, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Rock - R&B - Gospel ) Born 8-19-1942 in Caruthersville, Missouri, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Isley Bros, Leon Russell, Albert Collins, Toto, The Younghearts and Sly And The Family Stone.

Lady S (Sharon Wangwe) - Died 9-3-2007 in Nairobi - Car accident ( Rap ) Born 11-8-1983 in Dandora - Singer - (She did, "Lovely Ladies" and "Ukimwona").

Gigi Sabani (Luigi Sabani) - Died 9-4-2007 in Rome, Italy - Heart attack - Born 10-5-1952 in Rome, Italy - Singer and TV host - (He did, "A me mi torna in mente una canzone" and "La fine del mondo").

Jesse Smith (aka Buddy) - Died 9-4-2007 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. - Cancer ( Soul ) Born 8-?-1942 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer and trumpet player - Was a member of The Marvelows (They did, "I Do").

 Pepe Pena (Alfonso Carlos Pena) - Died 9-5-2007 in Alhambra, CA, U.S. - Born 11-4-1928 in Laredo, TX, U.S. - DJ, singer and actor - (He did, "La Baraja" (The Deck Of Cards)).

Luciano Pavarotti - Died 9-6-2007 near Modena, Italy - Pancreatic cancer ( Opera ) Born 10-12-1935 in Modena, Italy - Singer - He was one of The Three Tenors - Worked with The Passengers which included U2 and Brian Eno (They did, "Miss Sarajevo").

John Kuca Jr. - Died 9-6-2007 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. - Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning which also took the life of his daughter Ruby ( Rock ) He was 39 years old - Musician - Was a member of Vertigo Butterfly - Worked with The Fellini Outtakes, The Grinches, The Long Faces and Mabry Hood.

Luray Kuca ( Luray A. Hodder Kuca) - Died 9-6-2007 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. - Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning which also took the life of her daughter Ruby ( Rock ) She was 39 years old - Singer - Was a member of Vertigo Butterfly - Worked with The Fellini Outtakes and Artificial Art.

Greg Marchak (aka Super-G) - Died 9-6-2007 - Aneurysm - Born 1963? - Engineer and producer - Worked with Jon Oliva's Pain, Mr. Bella, Damon Fowler, Four Star Riot, Mighty Joe Plum, Nocturnus, The Lemmings and Flood.

Nathaniel Laetsang - Died 9-6-2007 in Kanye ( Gospel ) He was 30 years old - Singer - (He did, "Lasaro tsoga").

Don Vasta (Donald Joseph Vasta) - Died 9-6-2007 - Born 6-10-1946 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Drummer, guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter - Worked with The Innocents Band, The Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, The Strategic Air-Command Band, Tommy Sands and The Dick Grove Big Band - Son of singer, Carlos Vasta (aka Tony Vallon) and brother of musician and singer, Carl Vasta.

Ernie Nelson (Ernest Clayton Nelson) - Died 9-6-2007 in Montreal, Canada ( Jazz ) Born 6-19-1934 in West Chester, PA, U.S. - Pianist and singer - Was a member of The Smithsonian Institute's Jazz Masterworks Orchestra - Worked with Shotgun Kelly and Odyssey.

Anthony Cavagnaro (Anthony E. Cavagnaro) - Died 9-7-2007 in Potter - Single car accident ( Country ) He was 41 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of THE BUDDHAHOOD.

John Owori Rakeem - Died 9-8-2007 in Kampala - Pancreatic failure - Music promoter and businessman - Owner of RAKS Entertainment - Promoted Chameleon and Ragga Dee - Brother of fashion designer, Sylvia Owori.

Robert Andrew Deacon - Died 9-8-2007 - Canoeing accident - Born 8-6-1965 - Producer - Owned the record lables Sweatbox and Deviant Records - He released music by Blur, The Sugarcubes, Nine Inch Nails, The Fall, Moby, The Breeders, The Charlatans, The Orb, Spooky, The Shamen, The Throwing Muses and Witchman.

Hughie Thomasson (Hugh Edward Thomasson Jr.) - Died 9-9-2007 in  Brooksville, Florida, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 8-13-1952 - Singer and  guitarist - Was a member of The Outlaws (They did,  "There Goes Another Love Song" and "Green Grass And High Tides") - Worked with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Herm Janus (Herman Janus) - Died 9-9-2007 - He was 79 years old - Played percussion, keyboards, accordion and trombone - Was a member of The Beachcombers.

Teddy Fabian (Theodore Fabian Pyzyk) - Died 9-9-2007 - Congestive heart failure - He was 92 years old - Played saxophone - Led Teddy Fabian And The Five Rhythm Boys and Teddy Fabian And The Monarchs Of Monkeyshines - Worked with Pee Wee King And King's Log Cabin Boys and Walter Liberace.

Wiktor Rogowenko - Died 9-9-2007- Car accident ( Rock ) Bassist - Worked with Koleso.

Doug Meech - Died 9-?-2007 ( Rock ) He was 57 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Chesterfield Kings.

Thomas Hansen (aka Saint Thomas) - Died 9-10-2007 in Oslo ( Country ) Born 2-13-1976 - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Songs") - Worked with Lambchop.

Willie Tee Turbinton (Wilson John Turbinton) - Died 9-11-2007 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Colon cancer ( Funk - Soul ) Born 2-6-1944 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer, keyboardist, songwriter and producer - (He did,  "Teasing You", "Thank You John" and "She Really Did Surprise Me") - Worked with The Wild Magnolias - He recorded for A. F. O., Atlantic, Capitol, Cinderella,  Gatur, NOLA and other labels - Brother of saxophonist, Earl Turbinton - Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Joe Zawinul (Josef Erich Zawinul) - Died 9-11-2007 - Skin cancer, merkel cell carcinoma ( Jazz ) Born 7-7-1932 in  Landstrabe, Vienna, Austria - Keyboardist - Led The Zawinul Syndicate - Was a member of Weather Report - Worked with Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson and Dinah Washington.

Bill Plunkett (William J. Plunkett) - Died 9-11-2007 in Spearfish ( Jazz ) Born 4-21-1927 in Deadwood - Played trumpet and stand up bass.

Bobby Byrd (Robert Howard Byrd) - Died 9-12-2007 in Loganville, GA, U.S. - Cancer ( Soul - Gospel ) Born 8-15-1934 in Toccoa, GA, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, keyboardist and arranger - (He wrote, "Baby, I Love You") - Was a member of The Avons and The Flames which became James Brown And The Famous Flames (They did, "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex  Machine" and "Licking Stick") - He recorded for Federal, Smash, King, Brownstone and other labels - He was married to singer, Vicki Anderson.

Barney Barnes (Clyde T. Barnes) - Died 9-12-2007 in Hope - Born 12-12-1914 in Norris City, Ill., U.S. - Sang and played saxophone and clarinet.

Ross Kettle - Died 9-12-2007 - Cancer ( Country ) Musician - Was a member of The Singing Kettles.

Lindsay Donadio - Died 9-14-2007 in Westchester, Indiana, U.S. - Car accident - Born 1987 - Singer - Was a member of The Cleftomaniacs.

Ernesto Sta. Maria - Died 9-14-2007 in Neptune - Car accident - He was 54 years old - Born in Tondo, Manila - Musician.

Andrew Gunning (aka the tomato man) - Died 9-14-2007 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. ( Dance - Symphonic - Marching Band ) - Born 10-20-1921 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. - Singer, trumpet player and photographer.

Carl Walpole (Carlos Walpole) - Died 9-14-2007 in Acle - He was 33 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Primeval, The Glamrockers and The Cloudminders.

Aldemaro Romero - Died 9-15-2007 - Complications from an intestinal blockage ( Onda Nueva ) Born 3-12-1928 in  born in Valencia, Carabobo - Pianist and composer - Worked with The Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stan Kenton, Charlie Byrd, Dean Martin, Machito and Tito Puente.

Generoso Jimenez - Died 9-15-2007 in Miami, FL, U.S. - Renal failure ( Jazz ) He was 90 years old - Trombonist - Was a member of Orquesta Aragon - Worked with Gloria Estefan, Beny More, Isaac Delgado and Chico O'Farrill.

Wayne Knupp - Died 9-15-2007 - Multiple organ failure ( Metal ) He was 31 years old - Singer - Was a member of Devourment.

Jeffrey Collins (Jeffrey Stuart Collins) - Died 9-15-2007 - Heart attack - Tour manager - Worked for Randall Bramblett.

Specs Powell (Gordon A. Powell) - Died 9-15-2007 in San Marcos, CA. -  Complications from kidney disease - Born 6-5-1922 in New York, NY, U.S. - Pianist and drummer - Worked with Billie Holiday and The CBS  network orchestra - Recorded with Benny Goodman, Red Norvo, Joe Bushkin,
Mildred Bailey, Clyde Hart, Buck Clayton, Teddy Wilson, Errol Garner, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Shirley Scott and others.

Brett Somers (Audrey Johnston) - Died 9-15-2007 in Westport, CN, U.S. - Stomach and colon cancer ( Cabaret - Show Tunes - Novelty ) Born 7-11-1924 in New Brunswick, Canada - Comedienne and singer - Best known as a panelist on TV's, The Match Game - Wife of actor, Jack Klugman.

Scott Korchak (aka Scotty Riddim) (Thomas Scott Korchak) - Died 9-15-2007 - Liver failure ( Ska - Rock - Reggae ) He was 57 years old - Played trumpet and sang - Was a member of The Blue Riddim Band (They did, "Nancy Reagan" and "Cuss Cuss").

John Deveau (John B. Deveau) - Died 9-15-2007 - Car accident ( Country ) Born 9-2-1928 in Ipswich, MA, U.S. - Musician.

 Russ Johnson (Russell Johnson) - Died 9-15-2007 in Adelaide, South Australia - Stroke ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Deepest Blue (They did, "Pretty Little Thing" and "Somebody's Girl") and Mississippi.

Shakey Jake (Jake Woods) - Died 9-16-2007 ( Blues ) He was 82 years old - Street musician, guitarist - Played at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

Steven Glickstein - Died 9-16-2007 in Sweden ( Folk ) He was 58 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Last Rights which became The New Last Rights - Co-founder of The Broward Folk Club.

David L. Gibson (David Doke) - Died 9-16-2007 in Monroe - Emphysema ( Rock ) He was 56 years old - Singer and guitarist - He was one of The Doke Brothers.

Carmellia Burns Carr - Died 9-16-2007 - Cancer ( Gospel ) She was 67 years old - Singer and concert organizer - She was a member of The Carr Family.

Wade Denning (Wade F. Denning Jr.) - Died 9-16-2007 - Cancer - Born 6-21-1922 - Played trumpet and was a composer and arranger - Worked with The Paul Whiteman Orchestra - Arranged for Charlie Barnet, Les Elgart, Ray Heatherton and Victor Lombardo - Work on Ted Mack's Family Hour and wrote for many commercials including, The Maxwell House Percolator commercial.

John Lafferty (aka Larry Ross) - Died 9-17-2007 in Barrow - He was 83 years old - Singer.

Lloyd Rice (aka Red Rice) - Died 9-17-2007 - Pancreatic cancer ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old -Saxophonist and singer - Worked with Peggy Lee, The Blood Brothers Band and The Border Patrol.

Pepsi Tate (Huw Justin Smith) - Died 9-18-2007 in Penarth, Cardiff - Pancreatic cancer ( Glam - Metal ) Born 1965 - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Tigertailz (They did, "Livin Without You" and "Love Bomb Baby") - He was married to singer, Shan Cothi.

Thakazhi Kuttan Pillai (aka Thakazhi Asan) - Died 9-18-2007 in Thakazhi - Illness ( Kathakali ) He was 84 years old - Born in Thakazhi - Musician - Worked with his uncle, Anakathu Pachu Pillai.

Christopher J. Crobaugh (aka Chick Donner) - Died 9-18-2007 in Elyria - Heart attack ( Country ) He was 61 years old - Borh in West Hartford, CN, U.S. - Played steel guitar - Worked with Jeannie C. Riley and Billy Walker.

Datta Davjekar - Died 9-19-2007 in Mumbai - Heart attack ( Playback ) He was 90 years old - Singer - Scored music for films.

Mike Osborne (Michael Evans Osborne) - Died 9-19-2007 in Hereford, Herefordshire - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 9-28-1941 in Hereford, Herefordshire - Played piano, saxophone and clarinet - Worked with The Brotherhood Of Breath, S.O.S., Michael Gibbs, Mike Cooper, Stan Tracey, Kenny Wheeler, Alan Skidmore, Humphrey Lyttelton, John Surman and Mike Westbrook.

Ted Comben - Died 9-19-2007 - He was 81 years old - Founding member of The Traditional Jazz Society Of Montreal.

Christopher John Banks - Died 9-?-2007 in Swindon, UK - Heart attack - Drummer.

Labah Soce (aka El Maestro) - Died 9-20-2007 - After a throat infection ( Salsa ) He was 64 years old - Musician - Worked with The Jazz-Band, The Star Band, Roberto Perez, Celia Cruz, La Cunun and La Orchestra Aragon.

Lou Hobbs (Louis B. Hobbs) - Died 9-20-2007 in Jackson, Missouri,  U.S. - Parkinson's disease ( Rockabilly ) Born 10-11-1941 - Guitarist - (He did, "Living On The New Madrid Fault Line") - Worked with Narvel Felts - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jon ten Broek - Died 9-20-2007 - Lung cancer - He was 65 years old - Musician - Worked with Kathy Howell.

David T. Dort - Died 9-20-2007 in Flint - Illness ( Big Band - Classical ) He was 91 years old - Played saxophone and  flute - Co-founder of The Flint Institute Of Music.

Mahlon Clark - Died 9-20-2007 in Van Nuys - Natural causes - Born 3-7-1923 in Portsmouth, VA, U.S. - Clarinetist - Worked with Lawrence Welk, Henry Mancini ("Baby Elephant Walk"), Frank Sinatra, The Dean Hudson Band, The Will Bradley Band, The Ray McKinley Band, Linda Ronstadt and Madonna - Performed on many movie soundtracks including, Dick Tracy and When Harry Met Sally - He had been married to singers, Imogene Lynn and Kathy Lennon.

Dean Johnson - Died 9-20-2007 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - He was 46 years old - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Velvet Mafia and Dean And The Weenies.

 Lester J. Guyer III - Died 9-21-2007 in Altoona - Illness ( Rock ) He was 52 years old - Born in Altoona - Drummer - Worked with Spectrum, Afterdark, Sunrise and Ace Of Hearts.

Alice Ghostley - Died 9-21-2007 in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - After fighting colon cancer and a series of strokes ( Cabaret ) Born 8-14-1926 in a train station in Eve, MO, U.S. - Actress and singer - (She did, "The Boston Beguine") - She protrayed Esmeralda on TV's, Bewitched and Bernice Clifton on TV's, Designing Women - She was married to actor, Felice Orlandi.

Ricky Dene (Richard Alan Sheard) - Died 9-21-2007 in Humberside ( Pop ) He was 39 years old - Born in Mytholmroyd - Singer.

Chibalonza (Angela Chibalonza Muliri) - Died 9-22-2007 in Kinale, Kenya - Car accident ( Gospel ) Singer and songwriter - (She did, "Jubilee" and "Ninatamani").

Nimrod Makori - Died 9-22-2007 in Kinale - Car accident ( Gospel ) Singer.

Colonel Larry Fuller - Died 9-22-2007 in Richmond, KY, U.S. - Tour bus fire ( Bluegrass - Gospel ) Born 1948 in Phelps, Pike County, KY, U.S. - Singer - Led The Larry Fuller Band - George D. Hay Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Albert Fuller - Died 9-22-2007 - Born 7-21-1926 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Harpsichordist - Co-founder of The Aston Magna Foundation for Music and Humanities.

Mikey Offender (Mikey Donaldson) - Died 9-22-2007 in Barcelona, Spain ( Punk ) Born 1961 - Bassist - Worked with MDC, The Offenders, The Nitwitz and Sister Double Happiness.

Bill Peitsch - Died 9-22-2007 in New York, NY, U.S. - He was 45 years old - Singer, songwriter and drummer - Worked with The Church Keys, Purple Wizard and The Gowanus Canal Boys.

Luke Amos - Died 9-22-2007 - Motorcycle and car accident ( Rock ) Born 9-14-1987 - Singer - Was a member of Jagged Lexicon.

Bobby Lanz (Robert Joseph Lanz Jr.) - Died 9-22-2007 in Jeffersonville, Ind., U.S. - Possibly by throat cancer - He was 57 years old - Played organ and sang - Led Bobby Lanz And The Celtics (They did, "Don't Give Me Your Love Then Take it Away" and "Accept Me For What I Am"), The Soul Celtics and The Bobby Lanz Band (They did, "Fort Lauderdale") - Worked with Taz DiGregorio.

Dave Fuentes - Died 9-?-2007 ( Ska ) Born 1971 - Bassist - Worked with Hepcat and The Aggrolites.

Red Watson (Roderick Watson) - Died 9-23-2007 ( Country ) Born 1-29-1906 in Scotland - Played banjo - Worked with The Mickey Finn Band - Nashville Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Gary Primich (Gary Alan Primich) - Died 9-23-2007 in Austin, TX, U.S. - Heroin overdose ( Blues ) Born 4-20-1958 in  Chicago, IL, U.S. - Harmonica player, singer, songwriter - As a leader, he recorded for Amazing, Flying Fish, Black Top, Antone's and Electro-Fi Records - Recorded with The Mannish Boys, Jimmy Carl Black, Steve James, Omar & The  Howlers, John "Luke" Logan, Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster, Mike Morgan & The Crawl, Nick Curran, Doyle Bramhall, Jimmie Vaughan and many others -  Austin Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

George Spratt (George Anthony Spratt) - Died 9-24-2007 in Waco, TX, U.S. - Illness ( R&B ) Born 9-15-1940 in Waco, TX, U.S. - Guitarist - (He  did, "Lend Me Your Ear") - Was a member of The Sheiks, The Soul  Sebastians, Galaxy, New Breed, Blues Impact and Sprattattack - Worked  with Classie Ballou, Freddy King and Little Milton.

Natalya Pivovarova - Died 9-24-2007 near Koktebel, Ukraine - Car accident ( Pop - Grunge ) Born 7-17-1963 in Novgorod - Singer - Was a member of Kolibri and S.O.U.S.

Greig Hannan - Died 9-24-2007 - Cancer ( Punk ) He was 40 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Setting Sons.

Patrick Bourque - Died 9-25-2007 in Montreal, Canada ( Country ) He was 29 years old - Bassist and singer - Worked with Emerson Drive.

Steven Mason (aka Steve May) - Died 9-?-2007 - Peritonitis - He was 53 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Barracuda, Parkston Ash and All Fired Up.

Mitch Karczewski (Mitchell C. Karczewski) - Died 9-26-2007 in Middleburg Hts., OH, U.S. - Heart attack - He was 58 years old - Music promoter - He had owned the clubs Red Parrot and The Flying Machine - Organized the World Series of Metal festivals - Booked bands and artists such as Level C, Overkill, Manowar, Bruce Dickinson's Skunkworks, Raven Slaughter, Testament, Stuck Mojo, Anthrax and The Misfits.

Curtis Bailey (aka The encyclopedia of jazz) - Died 9-26-2007 - Heart attack - He was 64 years old - Wrote about jazz for Contrast and hosted radio's, All That Jazz.

 Randy Van Horne (Harry Randell VanHorne Jr.) - Died 9-26-2007 in  Woodland Hills, CA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 2-10-1924 in El Paso, TX, U.S. - Musician and singer - Led The Randy Van Horne Singers (They  did the theme songs for TV's, "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons" and "The Huckleberry Hound Show") - Was a member of The Encores and The  Alumni Association - Worked with Juan Garcia Esquivel.

Dave Carpender (David Edward Carpender) - Died 9-26-2007 - From complications of ruptures in his aorta ( Rock ) Born 1-23-1950 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with The Greg Kihn Band and Alias.

Dale Houston (Robert Dale Houston) - Died 9-27-2007 in Hattiesburg, MS, U.S. - Heart failure - Singer and songwriter - Born 4-23-1940 in  Seminary, MS, U.S. - (He did, "Lonely Man" and "Bird With A Broken  Wing") - He was half of the duo, Dale & Grace (They did, "I'm Leaving  It Up To You" and "Stop And Think It Over") - Louisiana Hall Of Fame  Inductee, Texas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, Delta Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Joe Martek - Died 9-27-2007 - Heart attack - He was 48 years old - Co-founder of Bambi Concert Productions booking acts such as Madness, Pere Ubu, John Cooper Clarke, The Stranglers and Iggy Pop.

Henry Danziger (Cantor Heinz H. Danziger) - Died 9-27-2007 - Born 11-16-1923 - Sang in movies, Sunday, Bloody, Sunday and The Merchant Of Venice.

Kitikhun "Koong" Chiansong - Died 9-28-2007 in Nakhon Sawan's Banphot Phisai district- Car accident - He was 51 years old - Singer.

Rhonda Bryers (Rhonda Syrena Bryers) - Queen of the South Pacific - Died 9-28-2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. - Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (Superbug) - She was 55 years old - Born in Taumarunui - Singer - She had been managed by her first husband, wrestler Jock Ruddock (The Black Scot).

Jean Murai - Died 9-28-2007 ( Folk ) She was 94 years old - Born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist - Led Jean Murai And Company.

Evelyn Knight (aka Honey Davis) (Evelyn Davis) - Died 9-28-2007 in San Jose - Lung cancer ( Torch - Ballards - Standards ) Born 12-31-1917 in Reedville, VA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "A Little Bird Told Me" and "Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stocking)") - Worked with Red Foley ("My Heart Cries for You"), Ray Sinatra and Bing Crosby - She had been married to songwriter, John Lehmann.

Cees Slinger (Cornelis Ernst Slinger)- Died 9-29-2007 in The Hague, Netherlands - Heart  problems ( Jazz ) Born 5-19-1929  in Alkmaar, Netherlands - Pianist - Worked with The Buddies In Soul, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dizzy  Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Benny Bailey, Slide Hampton, Al Grey, Bert Boeren, Jimmy Knepper, Sonny Stitt, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Sal Nistico, Zoot Sims,  Johnny Griffin, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Scott Hamilton, George Coleman, Archie Shepp, Teddy Edwards, Arnett Cobb, Betty Carter, Anita O'Day, Dee Daniels, Deborah Brown and Adrienne West.

Briam Chimbetu - Died 9-29-2007 in Harare - Worked with The Dendera Kings.

 Juan Avila - Died 9-30-2007 - Cancer ( Folk - Latin - Jazz - Pop ) - He was 56 years old - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - Led Conjunto Juan Avila.

Stuart Sangra-Knight (aka Stuart Knight) - Died 9-?-2007 - After falling down a flight of stairs ( Pop - Rock ) He was 31 years old - Singer and songwriter.

Ken Reeves (aka Mr. Shorty) - Died 9-30-2007 in Jacksonville - Cancer - Born 5-28-1939 in Archie, MO, U.S. - Played bass - Led Mr. Shorty's Rogue Valley Express - Founded The Oregon Western Swing Association.

Daniel Bailey - Died 10-?-2007 - Asthma attack - He was 15 years old - Drummer, guitarist and singer - Was a member of Zenith.

Barbara Richard (Barbara Hazel (Jones) Richard) (aka Debbie Dollar and Barbara Grant) - Died 10-1-2007 - Born 4-17-1933 in Wetumka - Actress, singer and painter - Sang at The Old Stardust Club - Owner of the jazz club, Barb's Upstream.

Ronnie Hazlehurst (Ronald Hazlehurst) - Died 10-1-2007 in St Peter Port, Guernsey - Stroke after a heart bypass operation - Born 3-13-1928 in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England - Composer and musician - Wrote music for TV's, Are You Being Served?, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, and Three Up, Two Down.

Tawn Mastrey - Died 10-2-2007 - Born 1954 -  DJ and music video producer - Appeared in the film, The Blues Brothers - Produced the videos by The Scorpions ("No One Like You"), Greg Kihn ("Happy Man") and Romeo Void ("Never Say Never") - Wrote the cookbook, Eat This.

Leonard Puzey - Died 10-2-2007 ( R&B ) Born 1926 - Singer - Was a member of The Ravens.

Peter Bogash - Died 10-2-2007 in Louisiana, U.S. - Complications of diabetes ( Rock ) He was 48 years old - Musician - Led Bogash.

Jimmy Hutmaker (aka Mister Jimmy) - The roving ambassador - Died 10-3-2007 in Excelsior, Minnesota, U.S. - Diabetes - Born 1932 - Reputed to be the influence for The Rolling Stones' song, "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

Lloyd Trotman (Lloyd Nelson Trotman) - Died 10-3-2007 in Huntington, NY, U.S. - Pneumonia - Born 5-25-1923 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Bassist - Worked with Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Billie  Holiday, Screamin' Jay Hawkins ("I Put A Spell On You"), Chuck Willis ("What Am I Living For?"), Big Joe Turner ("Shake, Rattle & Roll"), The Drifters and The Coasters.

John Kelly - Died 10-3-2007 in Black Point - He was 88 years old - Musician, teacher and environmental activist - Director of The Palama Settlement band.

Earl Bennett (Earl Fred Bennett) - Died 10-4-2007 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.  ( Novelty ) Born 11-5-1918 or 1919 in Kansas City, Kan.,U.S. - He was Sir Frederick Gas with Spike Jones And His City Slickers.

Enriqueta "Queta" Trevino - Died 10-5-2007 - Illness - She was 74 years old - Singer - Was half of the duo, Queta y Cookie Las Rancheritas - Hosted TV's, El Bego Show.

Kerwin James - Died 10-5-2007 in Houston, TX, U.S. while in a coma ( Jazz ) He was 35 years old - Played tuba - Was a member of The New Birth Brass Band.

Donald W. Cohen - Died 10-5-2007 - Cancer - Born 10-5-1952 - Founded The Musicians Exchange and The South Florida Blues Festival which was later renamed The Riverwalk Blues And Music Festival.

Ralph Kessler - Died 10-5-2007 - Born 8-1-1919 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Composer and trumpeter - Was a music arranger for TV's, "Arthur Godfrey & Friends" - Wrote music for TV's, "Murder She Wrote", "Quincy", "Hawaii Five-O", "Streets Of San Francisco" and "Barnaby Jones".

George Malone (George Walter Malone) - Died 10-5-2007 in Avondale, AZ, U.S. - Complications from a stroke ( Doo-Wop ) Born 1-5-1940 in Newark, NJ, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - Sang second tenor and was an original founding member of The Monotones (They did, "Book Of Love", "Soft Shadows" and "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow") - They  recorded for Mascot, Argo and Hull Records.

 Corb Donohue (Joseph Corbett Donohue Jr.) - Died 10-5-2007 in San Clemente, CA, U.S. - Cancer - He was 66 years old - Born in New York, U.S. - Was a music editor for Daily Variety and worked as a record executive for Elektra Records, ABC/Dunhill Records, A&M Records and Motown Records - Helped the careers of Phil Ochs, Jim Croce and Jimmy Buffett.

Dainton Connell (aka The Bear) - Died 10-5-2007 in Moscow, Russia - Car accident - Was part of the management team for The Pet Shop Boys.

Laza Ristovski - Died 10-6-2007 in Belgrade, Serbia ( Rock ) Born 1-23-1956 in Novi Pazar, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia - Keyboardist - Worked with Smak (They did, "Ulazak u Harem" (Entrance To The Harem) and "Pearls"), Bezimenici and Bijelo dugme.

Luca Giacometti (aka Gabibbo)- Died 10-6-2007 near Rubiera, Reggio Emilia, Italy - Car accident ( Folk - Rock ) Born 8-9-1963 in Genoa, Italy - Played bouzouki, mandolin, banjo and guitar - Worked with Fisherman's Friends, The Mocogno Rovers and The Modena City Ramblers.

Dewaine Bell - Died 10-6-2007 - Gastrointestinal complications from diabetes ( Blues ) He was 58 years old - Played saxophone - Was a member of 4U2C - Co-founder of The Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival - He was a Mayor for Barnesville.

Martin Kerrane - Died 10-6-2007 near Omsk, Russia - Electrocuted at a train station when he touched a live electric cable - He was 26 years old - Played the bodhran - He was working with Rhythm Of The Dance at the time of his passing.

Eric McCredie - Died 10-6-2007 - Born 7-17-1945 in Glasgow - Singer and bassist - Worked with The Electrons, Part Four, Los Caracas and Middle Of The Road (They did, "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" and "Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum").

Benny Schulte - Died 10-9-2007 - Cirrhosis of the liver ( Big Band ) He was 77 years old - Pianist, band leader and arranger - Worked with Lee Maxwell.

Tolja Kohout (Anatoli M. Kohout) - Died 10-9-2007 in Prague, Czech Republic - Possibly cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-9-1946 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Drummer - Worked with Katapult (They did, "Pulnocni zavodni draha" and "Lesni manekyn"), Vladimir Misik, Ota Petrina, Lubos Andrst Blues Band, Samuels, Exit, The Primitives Group, Energit and C & K Vocal.

Enrico Banducci (Harry Charles Banducci) - Died 10-9-2007 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Born 2-17-1922 in Bakersfield, CA, U.S. - Owner of the nightclub, The Hungry I which hosted music acts such as The Limeliters, The Kingston Trio, Glenn Yarbrough and Vince Guaraldi and also comedians Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and Jonathan Winters.

Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge - Died 10-9-2007 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Heart condition - Born 1969 - Was a member of Psychic TV/PTV3.

Carol Bruce (Shirley Levy) - Died 10-9-2007 in Woodland Hills - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Born 11-15-1919 in Great Neck, NY, U.S. - Singer and actress - She was Mama Carlson on TV's, WKRP In Cincinnati - Appeared in the musicials, Louisiana Purchase, Along Fifth Avenue and Do I Hear A Waltz?.

Dickie Threatt (Thomas W. Threatt) - Died 10-9-2007 in Norfolk, VA, U.S. ( R&B ) Singer - Born 2-7-1938 - Was a member of The HiLights and in 1958, replaced Rudy West in The Five Keys and sang tenor lead on their King Recordings.

Gabe Essien - Died 10-10-2007 - Thrombosis induced heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 1-4-1935 in Liverpool, England - Clarinetist - Was a member of The Savannah Jazz Band.

Myles Rudge (Myles Peter Carpenter Rudge) - Died 10-10-2007 - Born 7-8-1926 in Bristol - (Wrote the lyrics for, "Hole In The Ground" and "A Windmill In Old Amsterdam") - Worked with Ted Dicks - Co-wrote songs for Bernard Cribbins, Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Matt Munro and Petula Clark.

Art Todd (Arthur William Todd) - Died 10-11-2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. - Congestive heart failure - Born 3-11-1914 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Sang and played banjo and guitar - He was half of the duo, Art & Dotty Todd with his wife (They did,"Chanson d'Amour (Song of Love)" and "Broken Wings").

Werner von Trapp - Died 10-11-2007 in Waitsfield, Vermont, U.S. - Born 12-21-1915 in Zell am See, Austria-Hungary - Singer and musician - Was one of The Trapp Family Singers inspired the movie, The Sound Of Music.

Don Beamsley - Died 10-11-2007 ( Big Band ) Born 10-26-1927 in Long Beach - Played pianio, organ and chello - Worked with The Warner Bros. Studio orchestra and was an organist at Dodger Stadium.

Mike Stewart (Michael Addison Stewart) (aka Backwards Sam Firk) - Died  10-12-2007 in Mill Spring, NC, U.S. - Heart attack ( Blues ) Born 9-18-1943  in Asheville, NC, U.S. - Guitarist and record dealer - Worked with  Stephan Michelson, Big Joe Williams, Richard "Hacksaw" Harney, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Johnny Shines, Yank Rachell, Sunnyland Slim, Henry Townsend and Henry Brown.

Ola Williams - Died 10-12-2007 in Accra ( Gospel ) Musician.

Ben Frazier (Gable Frazier) - Died 10-12-2007 ( R&B ) Singer - Was a member of The Paragons (They did, "Florence" and "Stick With Me Baby").

Jim Howe (James Sidney Howe) - Died 10-13-2007 in Exeter, NH, U.S. - Aneurysm ( Jazz ) He was 61 years old - Bassist - Led The Jim Howe Trio - Worked with The Tommy Gallant Trio, Charlie Jennison and Paul Verrette.

C. Winston Ford Jr. - Died 10-13-2007 - Single car accident ( R&B ) Born 12-12-1951 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. - Singer and drummer - Was a member of The Ford-o-Matics and Phat Daddy - Worked with Earth, Wind & Fire, The Drifters and The Platters.

Tom Dawes (Thomas W. Dawes) - Died 10-13-2007 in New York, NY, U.S. - Stroke after carotid artery surgery - Born 7-25-1943 in Albany, NY, U.S. ( Rock - Pop ) Bassist, singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Rhondells which became The Cyrkle (They did, "Red Rubber Ball" and "Turn-Down Day") - He also  wrote advertising jingles.

Isaac Crooms (Isaac C. Crooms) - Died 10-13-2007 in Hawleyville - Natural causes - He was 55 years old - Singer - Worked with The Great Train Robbery, Full Blast and TL & The All-Stars.

Big Moe (Kenneth Moore) (aka Barre Baby, MoYo and Motorola) - Died 10-14-2007 - Heart attack ( Rap ) Born 6-27-1974 in Houston, Texas, U.S. -  (He did, "Just A Dog" and "Purple Stuff") - Worked with Southside Playaz, Big Pokey, Mike Jones, Z-Ro, Lil' O and Walter Cooper.

Chen Dieyi - Died 10-14-2007 in Hong Kong - Born 10-18-1907 - Songwriter - Wrote songs for Zhou Xuan, Teresa Teng and Tsai Chin - Father of conductor, Chen Xieyang.

Kay Marcy (Marci Fitch) (Marci Kostman) - Died 10-14-2007 ( Ballads - Torch ) Born 10-13-1918 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer.

Nicky James (Michael Clifford Nicholls) - Died 10-15-2007 - Brain tumour ( Rock ) Born 4-19-1943 in Tipton, Staffordshire - Singer - Led The Nicky James Movement which later became The Move - Worked with Denny And The Diplomats, Ronny And The Senators, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan, Carl Wayne, Mike Pinder, Graham Nash, Scott Walker, Tom Jones and The Moody Blues Five.

Meera Dev Burman - Died 10-15-2007 - Illness - Born 3-?-1923 in Comilla in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) - Singer - Mother in-law of singer, Asha Bhosle and wife of music director, Sachin Dev Burman.

Tootsie VanKelly (Ruth Russell) (aka Red Hot Mama) - Died 10-15-2007 in Grand Rapids - Kidney failure ( Standards - Dixieland ) - She was 78 years old - Singer - Worked with Bob Thompson.

Steve J. Spears - Died 10-15-2007 in Adelaide - Cancer - He was 56 years old - Author, playwright, actor and singer.

Howard Hedges - Died 10-15-2007 in Homer - Injuries from a fall after his wheelchair tipped over - Born 6-7-1955 at Norfolk Naval Base, VA, U.S. - Played trombone - Worked with Ray Charles, Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Elders On Fire, Aretha Franklin and Stan Kenton.

Tose Proeski (Todor Proeski) - Died 10-16-2007 in Nova Gradiska, Serbia - Car accident ( Pop ) Born 1-25-1981 in Krusevo, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Cija si" (Whose Are You) and "Ako me poglednes vo oci" (If You Look Me In The Eyes)).

Watts Pemberton - Died 10-16-2007 - Heart attack - Born on the island of Nevis - Musician, singer, poet, painter and writer - Worked with his wife, Eileen Bourke.

 Justin R. Warfield - Died 10-16-2007 in Princeton - He was 18 years old - Sang and played cello, piano, guitar and drums - Was a member of The Getaways.

Johnny Hayes (John E. Hayes) - Died 10-16-2007 - Born 9-11-1932 in Kittery, Maine, U.S. - Musician - Was a member of The Memorial Bridge Allstars and The Good Mem'ries Big Band.

Mazell Bell Robertson - Died 10-16-2007 ( Gospel ) Born 3-9-1918 in Charlotte, TN, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - Worked with The Ruth Beck Singers, James Cleveland and Charles Fold.

Tawn Mastrey (aka the leather nun) - Died 10-16-2007 in Minneapolis, MN, U.S. - From the effects of hepatitis C - She was 53 years old - DJ - Hosted Radio's, Hair Nation and Absolutely High Voltage.

Herb Hendler (Herbert Hendler) - Died 10-16-2007 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 6-17-1918 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Musician - (Co-wrote, "Hot Toddy") - Was an A&R man for RCA Victor - Managed Buddy Morrow and Ralph Flanagan - Colaborated with Jerry Gray and Henri Rene.

Teresa Brewer (Theresa Breuer) - Died 10-17-2007 in New Rochelle, New York, NY, U.S. - Supranuclear palsy ( Pop - Jazz ) Born 5-7-1931 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now", "Choo'n Gum" and "Till I Waltz Again With You") - Worked with Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Don Cornell, Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis.

Joey Bishop (Joseph Abraham Gottlieb) - Died 10-17-2007 in Newport Beach, CA, U.S. - Multiple causes - Born 2-3-1918 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Actor and comedian - (He released a county album singing song such as, "Born To Lose" and "Listen, They're Playing My Song").

Clarence Tate (aka Tater)- Died 10-17-2007 in Jonesborough, TN, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Bluegrass ) Sang and played fiddle, mandolin and banjo - Worked with Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Patty Loveless ("The Boys Are Back In Town"), Wilma Lee Cooper, Carl Story, Jimmy Martin and Mac Wiseman.

Sluggo Turcotte (Doug Turcotte) - Died 10-17-2007 ( Rock - Pop ) Born 10-15-1954 - Guitarist - Was a member of Cat's Eye - Worked with The Four Brothers and The Bob Thompson Band (They did, "I Can't Fall in Love" and "All This Pain") - He had been married to singer, Denise Ritter.

Tootsie Baker (Darneatha Baker) (aka Mama Toot) - Died 10-17-2007 - Diabetes ( Gospel ) Born 5-9-1937 - Singer - Led Tootsie And The Spiritual Highlights.

Herb Fernando (Herbert Fernando) - Died 10-?-2007 in London, England ( Pop ) Drummer - Was a member of Family Affair (They did, "Hanging Around" and "Hail Sri Lanka, Champions Of 1996").

Lucky Dube (Philip Dube) - Died 10-18-2007 in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa - Shot by carjackers ( Reggae ) Born 8-3-1964 in Ermelo, in the Eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga) - (He did, "Together As One" and "Taxman") - Was a member of The Skyway Band and The Love Brothers.

Haydo Sweeney (Hayden Sweeney) - Died 10-18-2007 near Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Single car accident which also took the life of his wife, photographer Bridget O'Brien ( Rock ) He was 24 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Electric Jellyfish.

La La Brown (Yolanda Brown) - Found dead 10-19-2007 in The Loud Enuff Productionz studio in Milwaukee, WI, U.S. - Shot  ( R&B ) Born 1986 - Singer - Worked with Lyfe Jennings.

JeTannue Clayborne (aka Kool-aid) - Found dead 10-19-2007 in The Loud Enuff Productionz studio in Milwaukee, WI, U.S. - Shot  - He was 22 years old - Producer for Yolanda "La La" Brown - He started Loud Enuff Productionz producing gospel, R&B and rap.

 Marjorie Peake Boone - Died 10-19-2007 - Injuries from a car crash - She was 73 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Boone Family Singers.

Sal Carson - (Sal Carcione) - Died 10-19-2007 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - He was 86 years old - Trumpeter and bandleader - Worked with Duke Ellington and Helen O'Connell.

Ruby Glover - Died 10-20-2007 - Stroke, a day after collapsing onstage ( Jazz ) She was 77 years old - Singer - Worked with The Tom Reyes Trio.

Tshidi Wildeman - Died 10-20-2007 in Maraisburg, Johannesburg, South Africa - Natural causes ( Bubblegum ) She was 39 years old - Singer - Was a member of Chimora (They did, "Nangu U Mandela" and "Intandane").

Paul Raven (Paul Vincent Raven) - Died 10-20-2007 in Geneva, Switzerland - Possible heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1-16-1961 in Wolverhampton, UK - Bassist - Worked with Neon Hearts, Kitsch, Killing Joke, Pigface, Zilch, Ministry, Godflesh, Mob Research and Prong - Son of folk singer, Jon Raven.

Cesar Faria - Died 10-20-2007 ( Conjunto ) Violinist - Was a member of Epoca de Ouro (They did, "Carolina" and "Noites Cariocas").

Lance Hahn - Died 10-21-2007 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Illness brought on by complications from kidney disease ( Punk ) Born 1967 in Hawaii, U.S. - Was a member of J Church - Worked with Cringer and Beck - Owned The Honey Bear record label - Wrote for the magazine, Maximum Rock n Roll.

Alden Toney (Alden Kieffer Toney) (aka A.K.) - Died 10-21-2007 in Clearwater, Florida, U.S. - Illness ( Gospel ) Born 12-11-1921 in Wayne County, West Virginia, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Toney Brothers Quartet - Worked with The Blackwood Brothers.

Paul Fox - Died 10-21-2007 in London, England - Lung cancer ( Punk - Reggae ) Born 4-11-1951 in London, England - Guitarist - Was a member of The Ruts (They did, "Babylon's Burning", and "In A Rut"), The Ruts DC, Dirty Strangers, Choir Militia, Screaming Lobsters, Fluffy Kittens and Foxy's Ruts.

Don Ayler (Donald Ayler) - Died 10-21-2007 in Northfield, Ohio, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 10-5-1942 in Cleveland, OH, U.S. - Trumpeter and saxophonist - (He wrote, "Our Prayer") - Worked with his brother Albert Ayler and with Charles Tyler.

Matt Wasser - Died 10-21-2007 - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 22 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Incaged.

Cary Ligons (Cary Dehaven Ligons) (aka Josh) - Died 10-22-2007 ( Gospel ) He was 62 years old - Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Gospel Pearls.

Ian Fisher (Scott Harrison Fisher) - Died 10-22-2007 in Koh Samui, Thailand - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 9-26-1956 - Singer - Was a member of The Cowboys (They did, "Rude Boy" and "Girls Like That").

Wayne Brown (Ronald Wayne Brown) - Died 10-23-2007 - Car accident ( Country ) He was 57 years old - Sang and played mandolin and guitar - Was a member of The Ballistic Pintos (They did, "Wreck On The Highway" at the end of their shows).

Ian Edwards - Died 10-23-2007 - Heart attack ( Pop ) Born 10-13-1943 in Crosby, Liverpool, England - Singer - Led Ian And The Zodiacs.

Rodolfo Aicardi - Died 10-24-2007 in Medellin - Renal failure ( Ballads - Boleros ) He was 61 years old - Singer - (He did, "Tabaco y ron" and "La Colegiala").

Katja Ogonjok - Died 10-24-2007 - Illness ( Pop ) Born 5-17-1977 - Singer - Worked with Michail Krug.

 Masakazu Yoshizawa - Died 10-24-2007 - Born 9-10-1950 in Takayama, Japan - Played shakuhachi, clarinet, saxophone, accordion and piano - Was a member of Kokin-Gumi - He can be heard in the films, Jurassic Park and The Joy Luck Club and in the TV miniseries, Shogun.

Christian Barnard - Died 10-?-2007 - Heart attack - He was 41 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Salacious Jezebel.

Gary Currie (Gary William Currie) (aka Squeeze King) - Found dead 10-25-2007 - He was 49 years old - Played accordion - Worked with Charlie Roth and Ring Of Kerry.

Carolyn Hatcher - Died 10-25-2007 in Irving - Complications of bone marrow cancer - She was 55 years old - Born in Dallas - Singer, pianist and actress - Appeared at The Jubilee Theatre in musicals such as Diaries Of A Barefoot Diva: And Other Tales And Stories From The Ghetto and Dirty Woman Blues.

Virgil Dobbins (Virgil M. Dobbins) - Died 10-25-2007 - Illness - He was 71 years old - Born in Newton, West Virginia, U.S. - Played the dobro and other string instruments - Worked with The Sons Of Gospel, John Burke and The Lamen Trio.

Clive Heuser (Clive W. Heuser) - Died 10-26-2007 in Edgewood - He was 63 years old - Singer and bassist - He had opened for Jerry Lee Lewis.

Jimmy Makulis (aka Sinatra of the Orient) - Died 10-?-2007 in Athens, Greece - After heart surgery - Born 4-12-1935 - Singer - (He did, "Happy Heart" and "Sehnsucht (Yearning)") - Worked with  Duke Ellington.

Ricky Parent - Died 10-27-2007 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born in Passaic, NJ, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of Enuff Z'nuff - Worked with War & Peace, Vince Neil, Alice Cooper, Sass Jordan and Tod Howarth.

Jack Brownlow (aka Bruno) - Died 10-27-2007 - Kidney failure - He was 84 years old - Born in Spokane, Washington, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Lester Young and Boyd Raeburn.

Porter Wagoner (Porter Wayne Wagoner) - Died 10-28-2007 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Country - Gospel ) Born 8-12-1927 in West Plains, Missouri, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - (He wrote or co-wrote, "Green Green Grass Of Home", "Carroll County Accident" and "Skid Row Joe") - Worked with Dolly Parton - He hosted TV's, The Porter Wagoner Show - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Cesar Mijares - Died 10-28-2007 in Tucupita, Delta Amacuro state, Venezuela - Tour bus accident ( Salsa ) He was 34 years old -Trombonist - Was a member of Desorden Publico.

Prisco Oropeza - Died 10-28-2007 in Tucupita, Delta Amacuro state, Venezuela - Tour bus accident ( Salsa ) Trumpeter - Was a member of Magia Caribena.

Armando Guacaran - Died 10-28-2007 in Tucupita, Delta Amacuro state, Venezuela - Tour bus accident ( Salsa ) Trombonist - Was a member of Magia Caribena.

Marc Camporeale - Died 10-28-2007 - After his canoe capsized ( Rock ) Born 1961 - Was a member of Jahoodoo.

Phil Gosling - Died 10-28-2007 in Romford, UK - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 20 years old - Singer - Was a member of A13.

Robert Platt (aka Bob Platt) - Died 10-29-2007 - Illness ( Scottish Folk ) He was 52 years old - Played guitar, mandolin, harmonica and boharan and was a singer - Was a member of The Wherries - Was a founder member of The Inverclyde Folk Club.

 Charlie Deal - (Charles E. Deal) - Died 10-29-2007 - Born 1935 - Led Charlie's Gang - Inventor of the toilet seat guitar which has been used by Marty Balin, Craig Chaquico and Jorma Kaukonen and can be seen on the cover of Huey Lewis And The News album, "Sports".

Andy Moore - Doed 10-29-2007 - Brain tumour - He was 41 years old - Stage lighting director for Westlife, Jamie Cullum, Dodgy and The Lightning Seeds - Played keyboards for The Chameleons.

Don Long (Donald Long) - Died 10-29-2007 in Cheadle, Cheshire - Cancer of the sinus ( Jazz ) Born 1938 - Trombonist and singer - Was a member of The 59th Street Bridge Band  and The Capitol Showband - Worked with The Piccadilly Six, Alan Yates's Dixieland Hotshots, Keith Allcock's Jazz Rendezvous, The Jazz Gentlemen, Mart Rodger's Manchester Jazz and The Clusky-Hopkins Original Guinness Jazz Band.

Larry Lee (Lawrence Harold Lee Jr.) - Died 10-30-2007 - Stomach cancer ( Rock - R&B ) Born 3-7-1943 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Guitarist and songwriter - Worked with The King Kasuals and Gypsy Sun And Rainbows (both of which included Jimi Hendrix) and with Al Green, Albert King and Timothy Lee Matthews.

Peter McIntosh - Died 10-?-2007 ( Country ) He was 67 years old - Musician and singer - Was a member of The JJ Country Band.

Joe Callery - Died 10-?-2007 in Paisley a day after his band mate, Peter McIntosh ( Country ) He was 63 years old - Musician and singer - Was a member of The JJ Country Band.

Robert Goulet (Robert Gerard Goulet) - Died 10-30-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - While waiting for a lung transplant - Born 11-26-1933 in Lawrence, MA, U.S. - Singer and actor - (He did, "My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami)" and "What Kind Of Fool Am I?") - Appeared in the musicial, Camelot.

Marchel Ivery (Marchel Lee Ivery) - Died 10-30-2007 in Dallas, TX, U.S. -  Illness ( Jazz ) Born 9-13-1938 in Ennis, TX, U.S. - Saxophonist and band  leader - Worked with Zuzu Bollin, Shelley Carrol, Andrew Griffith and  Lightning Hopkins - Founder of the Leaning House label.

Jason Bennett (aka J Denzel) - Died 10-30-2007 in Ledham, Orton Brimbles, Peterborough ( R&B ) He was 26 years old - Owned JMA Soul Records - He released the album, "It Is What It Is".

Linda Stein (Linda S. Stein) (Linda Adler) - Found dead 10-30-2007 in her apartment in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - She had been beaten - She was 62 years old - Born in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Managed The Ramones, The Deal and Steve Forbert - She also was a realtor to the stars with clients such as Sting, Madonna, Steven Spielberg and Billy Joel - She had been married to president of Sire Records, Seymour Stein.

Joe Romero (aka David Joseph Romero) - Died 10-30-2007 in Manchester, NH, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Musician and songwriter.

Zolile Ndyawe - Died 10-31-2007 in KwaZakhele, Port Elizabeth - Shot during a robbery ( Gospel ) Musician - Worked with Vuyo Mokoena.

Hubie Crawford - Found dead 10-31-2007 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Possible reaction to medication ( Jazz ) He was 61 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The SBH Trio (Spider, Bill and Hubie).

Karen Kuykendall (Karen Koock) - Died 10-31-2007 - Complications from cancer of the lungs and spine ( Cabaret ) Born 11-19-1937 - Singer and actress - Worked with Sterling Price-McKinney ("Lonely Lounge" and "The Fat Lady Is Sick Today") - Sister of actor, Guich Koock - Austin Arts Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Chas Smith - Died 10-?-2007 ( Punk ) Worked with The Clocks, Venus Envy, The Pagans and Einstein's Secret Orchestra.

Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka - Died 11-2-2007 in Novozybkov, Russia - Injuries from a tour bus accident ( Metal ) Born 1-24-1984 in Krosno, Poland - Drummer - Was a member of Decapitated. - Worked with Dies Irae and Panzer X - Brother of musician, Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka.

Miroslaw Bregula - Died 11-2-2007 - Suicide ( Rock ) Was 43 years old - Singer - Was a member of Universe.

Dan Billings - Found dead 11-2-2007 in Lenexa - Fell, hit his head and landed in a creek ( Rock ) He was 51 years old - Drummer - Worked with Missouri (They did, "Movin' On") - Was a sound engineer for United and Woodland recording studios.

Thomas Cadden (Thomas S. Cadden) - Died 11-2-2007 - Complications from pneumonia - He was 83 years old - Pianist and song and jingle writer - He wrote over 300 songs including, the Mr. Clean jingle.

Jim Hawthorne - Died 11-?-2007 ( Novelty ) He was 89 years old - DJ - (He did, "Turn Your Head Sweetheart (I Can Still See Your Face)" with Ike Carpenter And His Orchestra and "Nyok Nyok Nyok" with Ike Carpenter And The Royal Hoganites.)

Arthur McGonigle (aka Arty G) - Died 11-3-2007 ( Rock ) He was 59 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Warmth.

Joe Verscharen (Joseph William Verscharen) - Died 11-3-2007 in  Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Cancer ( R&B ) - Born 8-30-1940 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Crescents and The Skyliners (They  did, "Since I Don't Have You" and "This I Swear") - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

J. Robert Bennett - Died 11-3-2007 - Cancer - He was 79 years old - Singer and educator - Worked with Elaine Brown's Singing City choir - As an educator he was a music director for marching bands, jazz bands, musical theater productions and chamber music ensembles.

 Hans Sanders - Died 11-3-2007 ( Folk Rock ) Born 6-18-1946 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Bots (They did, "Zeven dagen lang").

 DJ Bangi (Wilfred Bangirana) - Died 11-4-2007 in Naalya, Kampala - Stroke - Born 1-17-1963 - DJ - Worked for Radio One, Capital Radio and Radio Sanyu.

Scott Bernstein (aka Blue) - Died 11-4-2007 in Birmingham, AL, U.S. - Shot - He was 51 years old - Musician - Worked with The Berkeley Studio Band - Created the Coricidin Guitar Slide.

Anna Hope (Anna Jones) - Died 11-4-2007 - Lung cancer ( Folk ) Born 1949 - Played piano, banjo, dulcimer, auto harp, guitar and harp - Was a member of The Old World Folk Band.

Bob Muldowney - Died 11-5-2007 - Cardiomyopathy - He was 44 years old - Metal Journalist - Helped expose and/or support many metal bands including, Motorhead, Medieval, The Rods, Tank, Riot, Slayer, Venom, Megadeth, Raven, Overkill, Exciter, Anthrax and Metallica.

Prosper Chirenda - Died 11-5-2007 - Heart problem - Guitarist - Born 1948 in Chirumanzu - Was a member of The Key Knot Revellers and The River Boys who became Submarine.

Richard Burns (aka Dick Burns) (Richard Warren Burns) - Died 11-5-2007 in Camarillo - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1943 in Woodbine, Iowa, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Hysterics who changed their name to The Valiants then to The Thundermen then to The Casuals and finally to The Dartells (They did, "Dartell Stomp" and "Hot Pastrami").

Trevor Noble - Died 11-5-2007 near the Tennessee and Kentucky border - The helicopter he was piloting crashed after it hit power lines (Bluegrass) He was 24 years old - Musician - Was a member of The Nobles.

Barry Ogden - Died 11-5-2007 in South Shore - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) He was 74 years old - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Jazz Knights and The Big Dance Combo - Worked with Shirley Bassey and Joe Longthorne.

Herbert Barrett - Died 11-5-2007 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Heart failure - Born 5-31-1910 - Founder of The Herbert Barrett Management Company working for Billy Taylor, Ravi Shankar, Sherrill Milnes, Grace Bumbry, Eileen Farrell, Duke Ellington, Joan Baez, The Dave Brubeck Quartet and many other.

George Osmond (George Virl Osmond) - Died 11-6-2007 in Provo, Utah, U.S. - Natural causes - Born 10-13-1917 n Star Valley, Wyoming, U.S. - Singer - Patriarch of The Osmond family, he launched their singing and entertainment careers.

Jim Stagg ( Jimmy Pearson Staggs) - Died 11-6-2007 in Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S. - Complications from esophageal cancer - He was 72 years old - Hosted radio's, "British Countdown" and "Stagg's Starbeat", conducting interviews with artists such as Ray Charles, Neil Diamond, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes and The Monkees - He did extensive interviews with The Beatles while traveling with them on their three American tours - Owner of Record City.

Hank Thompson (Henry William Thompson) - King of Western Swing - Died 11-6-2007 in Keller, Fort Worth, TX, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Honky Tonk Swing ) Born 9-3-1925 in Waco, TX, U.S. - Sang and played guitar and harmonica - (He did, "Humpty Dumpty Heart", "A Six Pack To Go" and "The Wild Side Of Life") - Was a member of The Brazos Valley Boys - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Herbie King - Died 11-6-2007 in Savanah, GA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Drummer - Worked with Semenya McCord, Dave Brubeck, Bob Greene and Chick Correia.

Fred Daniel (Fred E. Daniel) - Died 11-6-2007 in Conyers - Heart failure ( Gospel - Pop - Jazz - Country ) Born 3-29-1925 - Singer - Was a member of The Happy Four, The Sunshine Boys and The Blue Ridge Quartet - Worked with Red Foley - Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jarrell McCracken (Jarrell Franklin McCracken) - Died 11-7-2007 in  Waco, TX - Born 11-18-1927 in Wartburg, TN, U.S. - Co-founded Word  Inc. which represented artists such as George Beverly Shea, Amy Grant, Kurt Kaiser, Ralph Carmichael and Sandi Patti.

Norman Mershon (Norman Eugene Mershon) - Died 11-7-2007 in W. Orange, NJ, U.S. - Liver disease ( Rock ) Born 4-29-1950 - Singer - Was a member of Tycoon (They did, "Such A Woman" and "This Island Earth").

Johnny Arthey - Died 11-?-2007 -  Stomach tumour - Conductor and arranger - Worked with Mary Hopkin and Clodagh Rodgers

John Arpin (John Francis Oscar Arpin) - Died 11-8-2007 in Toronto,  Ontario, Canada - Cancer ( Jazz - Ragtime - Show Tunes ) Born 12-3-1936 in Port McNicoll, Ontario, Canada - Pianist and composer -  (He wrote, "Jogging Along") - Worked with Maureen Forrester and Peter  Appleyard.

Stuart Scharf (aka Stuie) - Died 11-8-2007 in Bethlehem, PA, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Guitarist - (He wrote, "Like To Get To Know You" and "Give A Damn") - Produced Spanky And Our Gang - Worked with Al Kooper, Roberta Flack, Janis Ian, Barry Manilow, Laura Nyro and Carly Simon.

Lee Denson (Jesse Lee Denson) (aka Jesse James) - Died 11-?-2007 ( Rockabilly ) Born 1932 in Rienze, MS, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "Mississippi Bridge" and "Sixteen States") - Elvis Presley recorded his, "Miracle Of The Rosary - Worked with Sam "The Man" Taylor, Eddie Cochran, Kenny Burrell & The Jazz Guitar Band, Karen Carpenter and Dorsey Burnette.

Rudy Piacentino (Rudolph A. Piacentino) - Died 11-9-2007 in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield - Complications of a stroke ( Dance ) He was 77 years old - Born in Jeannette - Played saxophone and clarinet and was a bandleader - Led The Four Sparks - Was a member of The Men About Town.

Ted Hafer (Edward Hafer) - Died 11-9-2007 in Athens - Fell 80 feet from a parking deck - He was 42 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Porn Orchard (They did, "Make Yourself Ugly"), Six String Fever, The Germans, Rehash, The Canadian Invasion and Knight Seeker.

Jerry Mann - Died 11-9-2007 - Diabetes - Born 1967 in Newport News - Guitarist - Was a member of Fat Sam, Silent Victim, Wishing Well and Kid Pool.

Lowell Schreyer - Died 11-9-2007 in Mankato - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 78 years old - Played banjo, zither, mandolin, drums and balalaika - Worked with The Marigold Dixielanders, The Blue Ox Jazz Babies, The Schreyer Banjos, The Mouldy Figs and The Emperors Of Jazz - Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and National Four-String Banjo Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Russell Givens - Died 11-9-2007 in Walnut Hills ( Blues - Jazz ) Born 10-17-1937 in Cynthiana, KY, U.S. - Bassist - Led Uncle Russell & The Kinfolks - Worked with Howlin' Wolf, Albert T. Washington, H-Bomb Ferguson, Edison Thompson, Pauline Creamer, Danny Adler, Amos Milburn, Lou Rawls, Big Joe Duskin, James Brown, Jimmy Reed and Jean Allison.

Scooter Herring - Died 11-10-2007 - He was 67 years old - Was a road manager for The Allman Brothers.

Lance Faulk (aka Lance Romance) - Died 11-10-2007 in Huntington Beach, CA, U.S. - Heart condition ( Punk ) Born 1971- Singer - Was a member of The Attraction (They did, "Drink Up" and "Subject To Change").

Ousman Njie (aka Boy Njie) - Died 11-11-2007 ( Salsa ) Musician - He was 59 years old - Worked with Bag Of Fame, Lovers Band, Magadaan and Mossem.

John Petersen (John L. Petersen) - Died 11-11-2007 - Heart attack ( Rock - Pop ) Born 1-8-1945 - Drummer - Was a member of The Beau Brummels (They did, "Laugh, Laugh" and "Just A Little") and Harper's Bizarre (They did, "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" and "Debutante's Ball").

Tremayne Walker (aka Mayne) - Died 11-11-2007 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Shot ( Christian Rock ) Born 2-1-1977 - Musician - Was a member of The Browne Boyz (They did, "For This" and "The Light").

Peter Steiner (aka Cool Man) - Died 11-12-2007 in Walenstadt - After a fall ( Dance ) Born 1-22-1917 - (He did, "It's Cool Man" and "Oh You Frohliche").

Aletra Hampton - Died 11-12-2007 ( Jazz ) Born 1915 in Ohio, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Was a member of The Hampton Sisters.

Belinda Bach - Died 11-12-2007 - After receiving a liver transplant ( Pop ) Born 6-16-1979 - Singer, songwriter, guitarist and DJ - (She did, "Leaves Of December" and "Time") - Was a member of Ockham's Razor (They did, "Mad World" and "Disturbed") - Daughter of bassist, Oz Bach.

 Irene Franklin (Irene E. Franklin) - Died 11-12-2007 in Austin, TX, U.S. ( Country - Swing - Gospel - Blues ) Born 1-25-1928 in Austin, TX, U.S. - Musician.

Kalamandalam Sankaran Embranthiri - Died 11-13-2007 in Aluva ( Kathakali ) He was 63 years old - Musician.

Freddie Latrice Wilson (aka Latee) - Died 11-13-2007 in Chicago, Ill, U.S. - Shot by police ( Rap ) He was 34 years old.

Werner Geier - Died 11-13-2007 in Vienna - Illness - Born 1962 in Murzzuschlag - Songwriter and radio host.

Gerald Griggs (aka G.G. Griggs) - Died 11-14-2007 - Car accident - Musician, songwriter and DJ - Hosted radio's, North Country Trading Post.

Ronnie Burns - Died 11-14-2007 in Pacific Palisades - Cancer ( Pop ) Born 7-9-1935 in Evanston, Ill., U.S. - Singer and actor - (He did, "Double Date" and "Kinda Cute") - Adopted son of George Burns and Gracie Allen.

Bud Mills - Died 11-14-2007 - Esophageal cancer ( Metal ) He was 40 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Insanity.

Rainer Baumann - Died 11-14-2007 in Hamburg, Germany ( Blues - Rock ) Born 6-29-1949 in Villingen-Schwenningen - Guitarist - Worked with The Barrelhouse Blues Band and Sphinx Tush, Frumpy, Randy Pie, Achim Reichel and Inga Rumpf.

Edward H. Andrzejak - Died 11-15-2007 in Maumee - Kidney failure ( Polka ) He was 87 years old - Born in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Played accordion - Was a member of The Entertainers Of Toledo.

Peter Majoni - Died 11-?-2007 in Kuwadzana - Illness - He was 42 years old - Guitarist - (He did, "Usatange Imwe Hondo") - Worked with The Marxist Brothers, Elias Musakwa, Mukoma Ketai, Papa Jose and Mangoma Express.

 Grethe Kausland - Died 11-16-2007 - Lung cancer ( Cabaret - Jazz ) She was 60 years old - Singer and actress - (She did, "Teddyen min").

Betty George - Died 11-16-2007 ( Big Band ) Singer and actress - She was 81 years old - Born in Manchester, NH, U.S. - Known for her shows with her sidekick dog, Moo.

Hy Lit (aka Hyski O'Rooney McVoutie O'Zoot) (Hyman Litsky) - Died 11-17-2007 - Possible heart and kidney failure after being  admitted to a hospital for a knee injury - Born 1934 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Pioneer in rock and roll broadcasting - He MC'd shows for The Four Tops, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The Beatles - Broadcast Pioneers Of Philadelphia Hall Inductee.

Zydeco Joe (aka Joseph Adam Mouton) - Died 11-17-2007 in Lafayette - Complications related to strep pneumonia ( Zydeco ) Born 10-25-1943 in Lafayette Parish - Played accordion and guitar - (He did, "You Can't Rooster Like You Used To" and "Poppa Jack") - Was a member of Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler Band.

Wallace Luebke (Wallace J. Luebke) - Died 11-17-2007 in Manitowoc - Born 3-8-1925 in Newton - Played accordion - Was a member of The Jolly Farmhands.

Gary Brooks (aka Gazzer) - Died 11-17-2007 - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 39 years old - Played piano and was a songwriter - (He wrote, "Willis is Dead") - Was a member of I Like Danny's Hair (They did, "Brucie"), The Tearless Cry and Caligula.

John Hughey (John Robert Hughey) - Died 11-18-2007 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Country ) Born 12-27-1933 in Elaine, Arkansas, U.S. - Played steel guitar - Was a member of The Phillips County Ramblers and The Time Jumpers - Worked with Slim Rhodes & The Mother's Best Mountaineers, Vince Gill, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn - The Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Paul Wasserman (aka Wasso) - Died 11-18-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Respiratory failure - He was 73 years old - Publicist - Represented Neil Diamond, The Rolling Stones, The Mamas And The Papas, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan and The Who and also represented actors George C. Scott, Lee Marvin, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon.

Chickie Williams (Jessie Wanda Crupe) - Died 11-18-2007 ( Country ) Born 1919 in Bethany - Singer - (She did, "Beyond The Sunset") - Worked with her husband, Doc Williams.

Jim Ford - Found dead 11-18-2007 ( Country - Soul ) Born 8-23-1941 in Harlan County, Kentucky, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "Niky Hoeky" and "Harry Hippie") - Worked with Bobby Womack, Redbone, James Burton, Jim Keltner and Dr John.

Charles Spencer Eiferle - Died 11-18-2007 - Complications from pneumonia - Born 6-9-1919 in Lansing, Mich., U.S. - Pianist and teacher - Worked with Della Reese, Coleman Hawkins, Jonah Jones and The Ink Spots.

Justin Bonfigt (Justin Thomas Bonfigt) - Died 11-18-2007 - Born 2-22-1980 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S. - Rock promoter - Was a sound tech for the band, Fine Line - Worked for  XXL Sound & Light - Ran Icon Entertainment.

Sanjib Chowdhury - Died 11-19-2007 - Cerebral hemorrhage - Singer and  journalist - Was a member of Dolchhut (They did, "Gari cholena" and "Bioscope").

Paul Brodie (Paul Zion Brodie) - Ambassador of the saxophone - Died 11-19-2007 in Toronto, Canada - While undergoing heart surgery - Born  4-10-1934 in Montreal, Canada - Saxophonist - He can be heard in the  films, "Circle Of Two" and "Heaven Can Wait" - Was a founder of The  World Saxophone Congress.

Dusty Lane (Robert Laning Sr.) - Died 11-19-2007 ( Country ) Sang and played accordion and guitar - (He did, "I'd Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely") - Was half of the duo, Dusty And Laura Ann, Country Sweethearts - Worked with Pee Wee King - Colorado Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Nebraska Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ray Miller (aka Dr. Ray) (Raymond Miller) - Died 11-19-2007 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1927 - Guitarist and keyboardist - Worked with Sonny Stitt, Eddie Baccus Sr. and  Arthur Prysock.

Wiera Gran (Weronika Grynberg) (aka Vera Gran, Mariol) - Died 11-19-2007 - Born 4-20-1916 - Singer and actress - (She did, " Ma Patrie" and "Cicha jest noc") - Worked with Charles Aznavour.

Doc Paulin (Ernest Paulin) - Died 11-20-2007 in Marrero, Jefferson Parish ( Jazz ) Born 6-22-1907 - Played trumpet - Led Doc Paulin's Brass Band - Worked with Harold Dejean, Kid Ory, Papa Celestine and Danny Barker.

Go Misawa - Died 11-20-2007 near Palm Springs, CA, U.S. - He was 79 years old - Composer - Wrote music for the anime series, "Devilman" and "Ace wo Nerae!" and for TV's, "Sign wa V".

Bobby Relf (Robert Nelson Relf) (aka Bobby Garrett and Bobby  Valentino) - Died 11-20-2007 in Bakersfield, CA, U.S. ( Soul ) Born  1-10-1937 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He  wrote Love Unlimited's, "Walking In The Rain") - He was one of the Bob's in the duo, Bob And Earl (They did, "Harlem Shuffle" and "Baby  It's Over") - Worked with Barry White, The Laurels, The Upfronts and Valentino And The Lovers.

 Arabella Churchill (Arabella Spencer Churchill) - Died 12-20-2007 - Born 10-31-1949 - Helped found the Glastonbury rock festival - Granddaughter of  Winston Churchill.

Chris Conner - Died 11-21-2007 - Lung cancer - Born 5-14-1970 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The South and Sourwood Honey.

Chris Morin - Died 11-21-2007 in Cancun, Mexico - Fell from a balcony ( Punk ) He was 30 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Dabblers.

 Chris Larkin - Died 11-21-2007 - Pneumonia and liver failure ( Rock - New Wave ) He was 55 years old - Keyboardist and songwriter - Worked with Kenn Kweder And The Secret Kidds (They did, "Broken Hearts" and "Doctor Sez") and The Vels (They did, "Look My Way" and "Girl Most Likely To") - Collaborated with Bill Curry.

Richard Dershimer - Died 11-21-2007 in Charlottesville - Prostate cancer ( Jazz - Classical ) He was 80 years old - Born in Erie, PA, U.S. - Played string bass - Worked with Dixieland jazz bands associated with The Potomac River Jazz Club.

Micah Rhea Arrants - Died 11-22-2007 - Complications from a blood clotting disorder ( Rock ) He was 17 years old - Played bass, mandolin, trumpet and guitar - Was a member of The Sam Miller Wall Of Art.

Armand Martin - Died 11-22-2007 in Bloomfield - He was 64 years old - Born in Clairton - Singer - Worked with Chuck Corby and Quiet Storm - Former Clairton police chief.

John Richard Wezalis Jr. (aka Johnny Wallace) - Died 11-22-2007 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Heart attack - He was 70 years old - Born in Grosse Pointe - Drummer and bandleader - Led The Johnny Wallace Orchestra, The Johnny Wallace "Little Big Band" and The Johnny Wallace Funk/Pop Band.

 Mario Gutierrez - Died 11-22-2007 in El Sereno, CA, U.S. - Shot ( Metal ) He was 37 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Brainstorm and Engrave.

Scott Fetterolf - Died 11-23-2007 in  Springfield, Ohio, U.S. - Car accident - He was 57 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Field Springers.

Professor Emeritus Carl Jacobs - The music man of Las Cruces - Died 11-23-2007 - He was 97 years old - Singer, trombonist and pianist - Taught a course called, "Barrelhouse To Bop" - Helped found The All-State Music Festival.

 Johnny Stevens - Died 11-23-2007 ( Pop - Rock - R&B - Gospel ) Born 9-1-1938 in  Bridgetown, N.S. - Led Johnny Stevens And His Sextet and Johnny & The Canadians - Was a member of The Dynatones and Raisin' Cain.

Casey Calvert - Died 11-24-2007 - Prescribed drug interaction ( Punk ) He was 26 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Hawthorne Heights (They did, "Ohio Is For Lovers").

Pete Malmi - Died 11-24-2007 ( Punk ) Born ?-4-1950 - Singer - Was a member of Briard(They did, "I Really Hate You" and  "l Want You Back").

Linda Pelfrey (Linda Lawley Pelfrey) - Died 11-24-2007 in Woodland Hills, CA, U.S - Cancer - ( Folk - Pop - Rock ) She was 58 years old - Singer - (She co-wrote The Carpenters', "Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night") - Was a member of The Phantoms, Eternity's Children (They did, "Wait and See") and Stillwater - Worked with Petula Clark  and BJ Thomas - Wife of composer Danny Pelfrey.

Waldemar Domagala - Died 11-24-2007 ( Blues - Rock ) Born 7-23-1946 - Sang and played guitar and harmonica - Member of Homo Homini.

Kevin DuBrow - Found dead 11-25-2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Accidental cocaine overdose ( Metal ) Born 10-29-1955 - Singer - Was a member of DuBrow and  Quiet Riot (They did, "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)").

Eric Lawe - Died 11-?-2007 ( Swing ) He was 88 years old - Trumpeter, bandleader and photographer - Worked with Humphrey Lyttelton, Ronnie Scott and Frankie Vaughan.

Norm Hacking - Died 11-25-2007 in Toronto, Canada - Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 1950 - Singer, songwriter, poet and author - He released the albums, "Cut Roses" and "Stubborn Ghost".

Ernesto Sonny Padilla (Ernest Padilla Jr.) - Died 11-25-2007 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure - Born 3-19-1949 in California, U.S. - Songwriter, musician and producer - Worked with Janis Joplin and Prince - Creator of Me Uno Productions/Uno Records.

Robert Baldwin (Robert F. Baldwin) - Died 11-25-2007 in Newcastle, Maine, U.S. - Brain cancer ( Folk ) Born 1-20-1934 in Norfolk, VA, U.S. - Played banjo and was a writer - Worked with The Narrow Gauge String Band.

Rocky Sullivan (Anthony Galante) - Died 11-25-2007 in Vallejo, CA, U.S. -  Blood disease ( Rock - Folk - Doo-Wop  ) Born 1-5-1948 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and restaurateur -  Worked with The Visuals, The Braid, John Cipollina, Mario Cipollina and Nicky Hopkins.

Googie Rene (Rafael Leon Rene) - Died 11-25-2007 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Born 3-30-1927 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( R&B ) Pianist and songwriter - (He did, "Wham Bam") - Worked for Class Records signing Oscar McLollie, Jerry Wallace and The Rosebuds Of Savannah.

Elaine Lorillard (Elaine Guthrie) - Died 11-26-2007 in Newport, RI, U.S. - Born 10-11-1914 in Tremont, Me., U.S. - Was a founder of The Newport Jazz Festival in 1954.

Roger Sherman - Died 11-26-2007 in Oregon, U.S. - After a heart attack ( Gospel ) He was 72 years old - Born in Van Wert, Ohio, U.S. - Founded The Gospels.

Ed'Allante Timmons - Died 11-27-2007 in Bradenton, FL, U.S. - Shot in a recording studio ( Rap )

Ye Fan - Died 11-27-2007 in Guangzhou - Complications from breast cancer - Born 1970 - Singer - She sang TV theme songs.

David Enloe - Died 11-27-2007 in Raleigh NC, U.S. - Liver failure, a complication from hepatitis C ( Rock ) Born 12-25-1956 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Fabulous Knobs, The Woodpeckers, The Woods and The Carneys.

Cecil Payne (Cecil McKenzie Payne) - Died 11-27-2007 in Stratford, NJ, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 12-14-1922 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Played  baritone saxophone and flute - Worked with Roy Eldridge, Dizzy  Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Eric  Alexander, Harold Mabern, Joe Farnsworth, John Farnsworth and John  Webber.

Barbara Salisbury - Died 11-?-2007 in Lowestoft, England- Stroke - She was 57 or 58 years old - Born in Taunton, Somerset - Publicist for The Village People and Def Leppard.

Fred Chichin (Frederic Chichin)- Died 11-28-2007 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 5-1-1954 in Clichy, France - Guitarist - Was a member of the duo, Rita Mitsouko (They did, "Marcia baila" and "Y a d'la haine") - Worked with Fassbinder, Taxi Girl and Gazoline.

Lonny Heckman - Died 11-28-2007 - Kidney failure complications - He was 38 years old - Songwriter - (He wrote, "When I See Beth Smiling" about Howard Stern's fiance, Beth Ostrosky).

Mr. Fat (Ashley Titus) - Died 11-28-2007 in Cape Town, South Africa - Complications from Lupus ( Rap ) He was 36 years old - Was a member of Brasse Vannie Kaap.

Rev. Bruce Holcombe (Bruce Allen Holcombe) - Died 11-28-2007  in Savanna, GA, U.S. - From injuries while working at a Church ( Gospel ) He was 56 years old - Singer and songwriter - Led The Holcombes.

Louis Allegro - Died 11-28-2007 - He was 86 years old - Played accordion, organ and piano - Worked with Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller and Frank Petty.

Guenter Noris (Guenter Maier) - Died 11-28-2007 in Kerpen, Germany ( Big Band ) Born 6-5-1935 in Bad Kissingen, Germany - Pianist, keyborder, band leader and arranger - Led The WDR-Bigband, Big Band der Deutschen Bundeswehr and The Gala Big Band - Worked with The Helmut Brandt-Quintet, Helmut Brandt, Hildegard Knef, Udo Juergens and Ray Charles.

Albert Asriyan - Died 11-28-2007 - Leukemia ( Jazz - Classical - Pop - Rock- Armenian, Russian, Gypsy, Azeri, Jewish Folk ) He was 56 years old - Born in Baku - Violinist, composer and arranger - Was a member of Chaika, Sevgilim, Ashugs, Gaya and Talisman - Worked with The Baku Philharmonic Orchestra/Symphonic Orchestra of T.V and Radio Azerbaijan - Conductor and producer of Girls of Baku - Since 1993 until his passing Maestro Albert was the leader of Albert's Show Orchestra.

Jim Nesbitt - King of Country Comedy - Died 11-29-2007 in South Carolina, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Country ) Born 12-1-1931 - Singer, guitarist and comedian - (He did, "Looking For More In '64" and "Please Mr. Kennedy").

 Big Jim Hamill (James Hamill) - Died 11-29-2007 in North Carolina, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 8-10-1934 - Singer - Worked with The Kingsmen Quartet, The Blue Ridge Quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Senators Quartet, The Rebels Quartet and The Weatherford Quartet - Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame.

Johnny "Buda" Sabuda - Died 11-29-2007 - Drummer - Worked with Bluetopia, Detroit Underground, Sudden Impact, Sweet Claudette, Cathy Davis And The Soul Searchers and The Motor City Kings.

Pat Mason (Patrick Mason) - Died 11-30-2007 ( Metal ) Born 11-30-1986 - Bassist - Was a member of Arsonists Get All The Girls (They did, "Zombies Ate My Neighbors" and "Red Meat & Big Trucks").

Peter Sturtevant - Died 11-30-2007 - After a boating accident in Androscoggin Lake in Wayne ( Jazz - Folk - Blues - Christian ) He was 51 years old - Played guitar, fiddle and mandolin and was a singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "If This Porch Could Talk" and "The Button Song") - Was a member of  J.P. Wrigley And Co., S.A.L.T., Parabola, Timbrel, Green St. and Three-fold Chord.

Ralph Ezell - Died 11-30-2007 in Pickstown, SD, U.S. - Heart attack - He was 54 years old - Born in Newton, County, MI, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of Shenandoah (They did, "The Church On Cumberland Road" and "Next To You, Next To Me") - Worked with Billy Joe Royal, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Marty Stuart, Mac Davis, Jerry Reed, The Osmonds, Allison Krauss, The Shooters, Terry Gibbs, Johnny Paycheck and Lacy J. Dalton - Worked at FAME studios as a staff engineer and studio manager.

Larry Lamb (Lawrence Palmer Lamb) - Died 11-30-2007 - Played saxophone - Worked with Mel Ball & Colours, The Sun Messengers, The Gold Brothers, Tribal Sinfonia, The Bess Bonnior Quartet , Chet Bogan's Wolverine Jazz Band, The Blues Disciples and The Millionaires.

Eric Lawe - Died 11-?-2007 - He was 88 years old - Band leader, trumpet player and photographer - Worked with Humphrey Lyttelton, Ronnie Scott and Frankie Vaughan.

Buddy McEwen (Harry Stansiford McEwen) - Died 12-1-2007 - Throat cancer ( Bluegrass ) Born 10-?-1940 - Musician - Was a member of The Settlers.

Fuzzy Fuscaldo (Robert Fuscaldo) - Died 12-?-2007 ( Rock ) Born 6-5-1946 in England - Guitarist - Worked with The Mauds (They did, "Soul Drippin'" and a version of "Hold On"), Scorpion, Curtis Mayfield and Captain Beefheart.

Tyrone Taylor - Died 12-1-2007 in Kingston - Prostate cancer ( Reggae ) Born 1954 in St Elizabeth, Jamaica- Singer - (He did, "Cottage In Negril" and "Rainy Sunset") - Was a member of the duo, The Soul Menders.

Zayda Pena (Zayda Pena Arjona) - Died 12-1-2007 in Matamoros, Mexico - Shot to death in her hospital bed after she was wounded in a shooting at a hotel several hours earlier ( Grupero ) Born about 1979 - Singer - Was a member of Zayda y los Culpables (They did, "Tiro de Gracia").

 Gary Spatz - Died 12-1-2007 - Heart related problem - He was 57 years old - Bassist and pianist - Worked with Kenneth Burrer.

 Sam Chinnery - Died 12-2-2007 in Edinburgh's Colinton ( Rock ) He was 17 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Carla's Chin Job and Thee Cats Pajamas.

Sergio Gomez - Found dead 12-3-2007 near Morelia, Mexico - He had been kidnapped and strangled ( Grupero ) Singer - Was a member of K-Paz de la Sierra (They did, "Con Olor A Hierba" and "Volvere").

Pimp C (Chad Butler) - Found dead 12-4-2007 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Drug overdose ( Rap ) Born 12-29-1973 - He was half of the duo UGK - Worked with Jay-Z, Outkast and Too Short.

Patato Valdes (Carlos Valdes) - Died 12-4-2007 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Respiratory failure ( Jazz ) Born 1926 in Havana, Cuba - Played conga - Worked with Sonora Matancera, Conjunto Casino, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and Herbie Mann.

Roland Meinl - Died 12-4-2007 in Neustadt, Germany - Born 3-4-1929 in Silberbach, Sudetenland - Founder of The Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente company which produced Meinl cymbals and percussion instruments.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Died 12-5-2007 in Kuerten, Germany ( Electronic - Avant-garde ) Born 8-22-1928 in Modrath - Composer and pianist - His picture is on the cover of The Beatles's album, Sgt Pepper.

Jose Luis Aquino - Died 12-6-2007 in Mexico - Murdered - Born 1974 in Oaxaca - Trumpet player - Was a member of Los Conde.

Abinash Chandra Shill - Died 12-6-2007 - Heart attack - He was 54 years old - Dotara player - Worked with Mustafa Zaman Abbasi, Sabina Yasmin, Moloy Kumar Ganguli and Ferdausi Rahman - Son of composer, Kanai Lal Shill.

Max Davey - Died 12-6-2007 - He was 73 years old - Trumpet player, conductor and director - Co-founder of The Max Davey Singers which had guest performers such as Shari Lewis, Pat Boone, Roger Williams and Jerome Hines.

Stan Wheeler (Stanton Wheeler) - Died 12-7-2007  in New Haven, CN, U.S. - Complications after surgery ( Jazz ) Born 9-27-1930 in Pomona, CA, U.S. - He was 77 years old - Trumpeter - Worked with The Yale Jazz Ensemble - He was a professor of law at Yale Law School.

Dorothy Taylor - Died 12-7-2007 - Cancer - She was 67 years old - Owner of The Royal Oak bar which showcased Scottish folk music with artists such as Billy Connolly, Dick Gaughan, Brian McNeill, Ian Bruce, Karine Polwart, Kris Drever and Robin Laing.

Kenny Robertson (Eric K. Robertson) - Died 12-7-2997 in Willoughby - Born 2-25-1951 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording engineer - Was a member of The Secret - Owner of Audioworks Recording Studio.

Mel Cheren - The Godfather Of Disco - Died 12-7-2007 - He was 74 years old - Co-founded West End Records which released recordings by Karen Young, The Bombers, Taana Gardner, Raw Silk,  NYC Peech Boys and Loose Joints - Worked for ABC/Paramount Records and Scepter Records - Worked with The Mamas And The Papas, Three Dog Night and Richard Harris.

Rory Miggins (Rory Oliver Miggins) - Died 12-7-2007 - Melanoma - Born 9-11-1955 in Houston - Ran the club, Local Charm which hosted artists such as Mary Cutrufello, Joe Hughes, Pete Mayes, Jimmy Dotson, Texas Johnny Brown, The Road Kings and The Flamin' Hellcats.

George Silva - Died 12-7-2007 - Born 7-16-1913 - Drummer - Conducted The San Leandro Municipal Band.

William Haders (William Dennis Haders) - Died 12-7-2007 - Pancreatic cancer - He was 57 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Stingrays.

Lynette Knackstedt - Died 12-7-2007 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. ( Ska - Punk - Jazz ) Born 4-26-1970 in Santa Clara, CA, U.S. - Played guitar and drums - Was a member of Skankin' Pickle (They did, "Fakin' Jamaican" and "Racist World") - Worked with The 78 RPM's and Lucifer's Strip Club Band - She was a president of Dill Records.

Heber Rasgado - Died 12-?-2007 in Mexico City, Mexico - He was about 45 years old ( Zapotec ) Guitarist and singer.

Marty Powell (aka Matey) - Died 12-?-2007 - Asthma attack ( Punk ) He was 50 years old - Singer - Was a member of No Way.

Billie Lowery - Died 12-8-2007 - Complications of cancer and diabetes - She was 84 years old - Music publisher - Co- founded The Lowery Music Group which had a catalog of 7,000 songs including "Be-Bop-a-Lula", "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden", "Games People Play" and "I Love The Nightlife".

Ester Ott Smith - Died 12-8-2007 - Born 6-6-1905 in Helena, Missouri, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Rhythm Girls - Worked with The Paul Whiteman orchestra and Bing Crosby.

Big (Paranawat Kittikorncharoen) - Died 12-9-2007 - Blood infection after a four year coma - Born 12-4-1982 - Singer - Was a member of D2B.

Thore Skogman - Died 12-9-2007 in Gavle - Born 3-9-1931 in Hallstahammar, Sweden - (He wrote, "Froken Fraken").

Philadelphia Jerry Ricks - Died 12-10-2007 in Rijeka, Croatia ( Blues ) Born 5-22-1940 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer,  Guitarist - Worked with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Lightnin' Hopkins - Recorded for Jugoton, Koch International, L + R, Mediaphon, Meistersinger MusikProduktion, Radioton, Rooster Blues, Shirak, Traditional Line and Zytglogge Records.

Emil Brenkus - Died 12-10-2007 - Complications from prostate cancer ( Jazz ) He was 94 years old - Bassist - Worked with The Baron Elliot Orchestra and Judy Garland.

Henrietta Yurchenco - Died 12-10-2007 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Lung failure - Born 3-22-1916 in New Haven, CN, U.S. - Pioneer folklorist - Recorded music from North, Central and South American Indians that may have otherwise been lost - She wrote a biography of Woody Guthrie - She also was a radio announcer, producer and interviewer.

Michael Morrow - Died 12-10-2007 in Eldorado - Cancer - He was 57 years old - Born in Amarillo, TX, U.S. - Played the Hawaiian slack-key guitar and was an artist - Was a member of Poi White Trash.

Billy Richard (William Gene Richard) - Died 12-10-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. -  After a fall while exercising ( R&B ) - Singer - Born 1-31-1928 in Crockett, TX, U.S. - Was a member of The A-Sharp Trio (un-recorded) and The Robins (They did, "If It's So Baby" and "Smokey Joe's Cafe") - Worked with  The Johnny Otis Quintette ("Double Crossing Blues") - As a member of  The Robins, he recorded for Aladdin, Arvee, Combo, Crown, Eldo, Excelsior, Federal, Knight, Lavender, Modern, RCA, Recorded In  Hollywood, RPM, Savoy, Score, Spark, and Whippet Records.

Tibor Paul (Tibor Josef Paul) - Died 12-10-2007 in San Diego - Pancreatic cancer and complications related to diabetes - Born 9-14-1926 in Hungary - DJ - For over 25 years he hosted radio's, "European Sunday Concert" playing marches, waltzes and polkas.

Ronnie Mahoney (Ronnie A. Mahoney) - Died 12-10-2007 in Dedham ( Rock ) He was 29 years old - Born in Hyde Park - Guitarist and songwriter - Was a member of Mekanizm.

Tom Terrell - Died 12-?-2007 - Prostate cancer - Born 1951 - Was a tour manager for Steel Pulse and also was a  writer and photographer - Worked in promotion, marketing and A&R.

Christie Hennessy - Died 12-11-2007 in London, England - Asbestosis ( Irish Folk ) Born 1945 - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote Christy Moore's, "Don't Forget Your Shovel" and Frances Black's, "All The Lies That You Told Me").

Ike Turner (Izear Wister Turner) - Died 12-12-2007 in San Marcos, CA,  U.S. - Cocaine overdose ( R&B - Blues - Soul - Rock - Funk ) Born 11-5-1931 in  Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. - Producer, pianist, guitarist and singer - He was a member of The Kings Of Rhythm and The Ike And Tina  Turner Revue (They did, "Nutbush City Limits" and "Proud Mary") - He  played on Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats', "Rocket 88" considered  by many to be the first Rock & Roll record - Worked with Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Nighthawk, Buddy  Guy and Otis Rush - Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lee Vincent (Vincent Lee Cerreta) - Died 12-12-2007 ( Jazz - Big Band ) Born 1916 in Shickshinny, PA, U.S. - Bassist and DJ - Led The Lee Vincent Orchestra - Worked with Glenn Miller, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, Perry Como and Johnny Mathis.

Herman Williams (Herman H. Williams) - Died 12-12-2007 in Fort Thomas - He was 71 years old - Played guitar, fiddle, bass and mandolin - Was a member of The Orange Blossom Special.

Saowapa "Nong Beer" Petchlek - Died 12-13-2007 - Hit with a rock - She was 20 years old - She was a cafe singer.

Floyd Red Crow Westerman (aka Floyd Crow Westerman) - Died 12-13-2007 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness ( Country ) Born 1936 in the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota, U.S. - Singer, actor and activist - (He recorded the album, "Custer Died For Your Sins") - Worked with Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Harry Belafonte, Sting and Kris Kristofferson - Appeared in the movies, The Doors, Poltergeist and Dances With Wolves.

Philippe Clay - Died 12-13-2007 - Born 3-7-1927 - Mime, singer and actor - He did interpretations of songs by Jean-Roger Caussimon, Charles Aznavour, Leo Ferre, Claude Nougaro, Boris Vian, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Yanne, Jacques Datin and Jean-Claude Massoulier.

Cast King (J.D. King) - Died 12-13-2007 in Old Sand Mountain, Alabama, U.S. - Cancer ( Country - Folk ) Born 1926 - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - (He did, "Saw Mill Man" and "Wino") - Was a member of The Country Drifters.

Frank Morgan - Died 12-14-2007 - Kidney failure ( Jazz ) Born 12-23-1933 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. - Saxophonist - Worked with Teddy Charles, George Cables, Curtis Lundy, Billy Hart and Kenny Clarke - Son of guitarist, Stanley Morgan.

Hoss Ward (Lanny Ward) - Died 2-14-2007 in south Fort Myers - Heart attack - He was 65 years old - Guitarist - (He did, "Braille Dots") - Worked with Willie Nelson and Olivia Newton-John.

Sweet Louie Smith (Marvin Smith) - Died 12-15-2007 in Florida, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 9-25-1939 in Fort Wayne, Ind., U.S. - Was half of the duo, The Checkmates (They did, "Love Is All I Have To Give" and a remake of "Proud Mary") - Worked with with Frank Sinatra and Herb Alpert - The Las Vegas Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jimmy Porter (James Ervin Porter) - Died 12-15-2007 in Hoover, Ala., U.S. ( Country ) He was 79 years old - Steel guitarist - Was a member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys - Worked with Curly Fox and Texas Ruby.

Richard Seidel - Died 12-15-2007 in New York, NY, U.S. - House fire - He was 61or 65 years old - Musician and film archivist.

Dan Fogelberg (Daniel Grayling Fogelberg) - Died 12-16-2007 in Maine, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Pop - Rock - Bluegrass ) Born 8-13-1951 in Peoria, Illinois, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist - (He did, "Part Of The Plan" and "Leader Of The Band") - Was a member of  The Clan and The Coachmen (They did, "Maybe Time Will Let Me Forget" and "Don't Want To Lose Her") - Worked with Herb Pedersen, Vince Gill, Tim Weisberg, David Grisman, Chris Hillman and Jerry Douglas.

Freeman Wilson Jr. (aka Buggy and Freedy) - The Teddy Pendergrass of gospel music - Died 12-16-2007 ( Gospel ) He was 66 years old - Born in South Park, PA, U.S. - Singer - Worked with the Thomas A. Dorsey Convention Of Choirs And Choruses and The Gabriel Hardeman Delegation.

Joel Dorn - Died 12-17-2007 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 4-7-1942 in Yeadon, PA, U.S. - Producer - Worked with Roberta Flack ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"), Bette Midler, Max Roach, The Allman Brothers, Herbie Mann, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Leon Redbone, Les McCann, Eddie Harris and The Neville Brothers - Worked for Atlantic Records and Hyena Records.

Jerry Dallman - Died 12-?-2007 ( Rock ) Singer - Led Jerry Dallman And The Knightcaps (They did, "The Bug" and "Honey Bee").

Mel Leven - Died 12-17-2007 in California, U.S. - Born 11-11-1914 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Composer and lyricist - (He wrote, "Cruella De Vil" for the Disney film, "101 Dalmatians") - He wrote songs for Les Brown, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee ("Every Time") and The Andrews Sisters ("Commoners Boogy") - He was the voice of Crackle for the Kellogg's Rice Krispies ad.

Philip Simone (Philip J. Simone) - The singing barber - ( Big Band - Standards ) - Died 12-18-2007 in Penn Yan - He was 92 years old - Singer.

Jerry McEwen (Jerry J. McEwen) - Died 12-18-2007 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Stabbed while trying to stop a purse snatcher ( R&B - Country ) He was 54 years old - Guitarist and web designer - Worked with The Everly Brothers, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, John Sebastian and Odetta.

Bill Strauss (William Arthur Strauss) - Died 12-18-2007 in McLean, VA, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 2-5-1947 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Capitol Steps (They did political lampooning songs like, "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea?" and "What A Difference DeLay Makes").

Damien Morris (aka Damo Morris) - Died 12-19-2007 in Moonee Beach, near Coffs Harbour, Australia - A van he was in hit a tree ( Metal ) He was 27 years old - Singer - Was a member of Red Shore.

Andy Milner - Died 12-19-2007 in Moonee Beach, near Coffs Harbour, Australia - A van he was in hit a tree - He was 22 years old - Road manager for Red Shore.

 Emile Gardaz - Died 12-19-2007 in Switzerland - Born 8-29-1931 in Echallens - Lyricist - (He wrote the lyrics for, "Refrain" and "Nous aurons demain").

Bobby Hicks - Died 12-19-2007 in Tampa, FL, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Folk ) Born 9-4-1953 in Tampa, FL, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "I'm Florida, Need I Say More").

Jorge E. Maldonado - Died 12-19-2007 - Aneurysm - He was 30 years old - Singer, dancer and actor - Appeared in the off Broadway production of Latin Heat and other musicals.

Nicholas Priore - Died 12-20-2007 ( Musicals ) He was 46 years old - Singer and actor.

Lydia Mendoza - The Lark of the Border - Died 12-20-2007 - Natural causes ( Tejano ) Born 5-21-1916 - Played guitar, violin and mandolin and was a singer - (She did, "Mal Hombre" and"La Valentina") - Was a member of Cuarteto Carta Blanca.

Teji Bachchan (Teji Suri) - Died 12-21-2007 in Mumbai - She was 93 years old - Illness - Singer - Wife of poet, Harivansah Rai Bachchan and mother of star, Amitabh Bachchan.

Koili Devi (Koili Devi Mathema) (Pantari) - Died 12-21-2007 in Ghattekulo, Kathmandu - Heart disease - ( Folk - Hymns ) She was 78 years old - Born in Bhadra - Lyricist, singer and composer.

Ruth Wallis - Queen of the Party Records - Died 12-21-2007 ( Novelty ) Born in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and pianist - (She did, "The Dinghy Song" and "Johnny Had A Yo Yo") - Her songs were featured many times on radio's, The Doctor Demento Show.

Kex Gorin - Died 12-21-2007 - Kidney cancer ( Rock ) He was 56 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Magnum (They did, "Walking The Straight Line" and "On The Edge Of The World").

Jeani Read - Died 12-21-2007 in Vancouver - Cancer - Born 2-12-1947 in Shanghai, China - Rock journalist and critic - Interviewed Elton John, Rod Stewart and Billy Joel.

Marvin Faulkner - Died 12-22-2007 ( Country ) He was 91 years old - Played fiddle.

Dan Martin - Died 12-21-2008 - He was 57 years old - Worked as a roadie for John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Band, Foghat, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Ran The St. Charles Guitar Exchange and Empire Guitars.

Joe Ames (Joseph Urick) - Died 12-22-2007 in Eltville-am-Rhein, Mainz, Germany - After a heart attack ( Pop ) Born 5-3-1921 in Malden, MA, U.S. - Singer - He was one of The Ames Brothers (They did, "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane" and "Rag Mop") - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Oscar Peterson (Oscar Emmanuel Peterson) - Maharajah of the keyboard - Died 12-23-2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - Kidney failure ( Jazz ) Born 8-15-1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Pianist and composer - (He did, "Canadiana Suite") - Led The Oscar Peterson Trio - Worked with Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Herb Ellis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and Ray Brown - Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee - Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Donald Young - Died 12-23-2007 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Shot - He was 47 years old - Choir director.

Evan Farrell - Died 12-23-2007 in Oakland, Calif., U.S. - House fire - He was 33 years old - Singer, keyboardist and bassist - Was a member of Japonize Elephants and Rogue Wave -  Worked with The Hollows.

Claudio Camunguelo (Claudio Lopes dos Santos) - Died 12-24-2007 - Complications of diabetes ( Samba - Choro ) Born 6-5-1947 - Sang and played flute and was a composer - Worked with Zeca Pagodinho (Sinuca de Bico," and "Amarguras).

Cotton Candy (Annetta Washington) - Died 12-25-2007 - Complications from a stroke ( Blues - Gospel ) Born 1-1-1931 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - Singer - Led Cotton Candy And So Many Men - Worked with The Heralds of Joy.

Mighty King Kong (Paul Otieno Imbaya) - Died 12-25-2007 in Nairobi - Illness ( Reggae ) Born 1973 in Ugenya - Singer, MC and disc jockey - (He did, "Ladies Choice").

Pat Kirkwood - The Schoolgirl Songstress - Died 12-25-2007 in Ilkley, West Yorkshire ( Musicals - Cabaret ) Born 1921 in Pendleton, Manchester - Singer and actress - Appeared in Noel Coward's musical, Ace Of Clubs.

Hans Otte (Hans Gunther Franz Otte) - Died 12-25-2007 ( Avant-garde ) Born 12-3-1926 in Plauen, Germany - Pianist and composer - (He did, "Buch der Klaenge") - Founder of The Pro Musica Nova festival.

Gerry Foley - Died 12-25-2007 - Played piano and organ.

Dennis Alberigo - Piano Man of Sarasota - Died 12-25-2007 - Lung cancer -  Born 10-23-1950 in Providence, RI. U.S. - Singer, pianist and trumpet player.

Ettore De Carolis - Died 12-25-2007 in Rome, Italy - Born 2-13-1940 in Trevi nel Lazio, Frosinone, Italy  - Musician and arranger - Worked with Francesco Guccini, Claudio Lolli and Gabriella Ferri.

Joe Dolan (  Joseph Francis Robert Dolan) - Died 12-26-2007 in Dublin, Ireland - Brain hemorrhage ( Pop ) Born 10-16-1943 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland - Singer - (He did, "Make Me An Island" and "The House With The Whitewashed Gable").

Roby Duke (Roby Ward Duke) - Died 12-26-2007 in Brier, Wash., U.S. ( Christian ) Born 12-6-1956 in Greenwood - Singer and songwriter.

Les Humphries - Died 12-26-2007 in London, England - Born 8-10-1940 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Les Humphries Singers (They did, "Mama Loo" and "Mexico").

Ejiro D Prince (aka Leyin) - Died 12-27-2007 in Sapele, Delta State ( Gospel ).
Karel Cernoch - Died 12-27-2007 in Prague, Czech Republic - Colon cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 10-12-1943 in Prague - Singer and comedy actor - Founding member of Juventus (They did, "Narek prevoznika" and "Patecni") - Worked with Akvarel.

Ikhansela (Mfihleni Roland Mkhize) - Died 12-27-2007 - Illness - Born 1963 in Mvoti, Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal - Singer, producer, guitarist and composer - Was a member of Ikhansela No JBC, Ikhansela Band, Iqili, Amaphiko Entokozo and Ikati Nezethenjwa.

Andrzej Siewierski - Died 12-28-2007 in Szydlowcu - Car accident at a train crossing ( Rock ) Born 7-19-1964 in Dabrowce Zablotniej - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Azyl P (They did, "Twoje Zycie" and "Och Lila!").

Stevey Warfield (Stavroula Warfield) (aka Madame Cluck Cluck) - Died 12-28-2007 ( Pop - Religious ) Born 1924 in Patmos, Greece - She was a singer and choral director.

Michael Francis - Died 12-28-2007 in west Houston, TX, U.S. - Accidentally shot himself in his recording studio, Fam Tide Records ( Rap ) He was 32 years old - Singer and musician.

Arjan Brass - Died 12-28-2007 in Nieuwegein ( Pop ) He was 51 years old - Musician and songwriter - (He did, "Leonie" and "Annabelle").

Bernard Porter (Bernard A. Porter) - Died 12-28-2007 - Illness ( Gospel ) Born 8-2-1916 in Deerfield - Singer - Was a member of The White Mountaineers.

Frank Chace - Died 12-28-2007 ( Jazz ) Born 7-22-1924  in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Played clarinet - Worked with The Salty Dogs, Dewey Jackson, Marty Grosz, Doc Evans, Eddie Condon, Art Hodes, Jabbo Smith, Lil Armstrong, Israel Crosby, Baby Dodds, Natty Dominique and Wild Bill Davison.

Tony Hodge - (John Anthony Hodge) (aka Irino) - Died 12-29-2007 - Asthma ( Reggae ) Born 10-31-1958 in Buckingham, England - Guitarist - Worked with Roots Of Fire, Cozmyk Embryo, Peter Tosh, Bankie Banx And His Roots And Herbs, Destiny's Child, Eastern Standard, Jikki And The Stone Fish Posse and One Drop Plus.

Ken Ritter (David Kenneth Ritter) - Died 12-30-2007 in Beaumont - Complications of Lewy Body Disease with Parkinsonism - He was 79 years old - Worked for promotion for his uncle, Tex Ritter and promoted live shows for Hank Williams Sr. and Ernest Tubb - Worked for The Big Bopper, Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter - Co-founder of Ritter-Carter Management Corp. which managed Tracy Byrd.

Weepin Willie Robinson (William Lorenzo Robinson) - Died 12-30-2007 in Jamaica Plain - House fire ( Blues ) Born 7-6-1926 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Weepin' Willie's Boogie Woogie" and "Can't Go Wrong") - Worked with, B.B. King, Susan Tedeschi, Steven Tyler and Bonnie Raitt.

Bruce Steinberg - Died 12-30-2007 - Illness - Musician, art director, designer, engineer, photographer.

Ronnie Johnson (Ronald Johnson) - Died 12-30-2007 in Upper Nyack - Heart attack - He was 49 years old - Was an executive vice president of Capitol Music Group - Worked with Chingy, J. Holiday and Fat Joe - Worked for Reprise Records, Polygram Label Group, Island Records, Mercury Records, Atlantic Records and Motown Records.

Steve Clausman - Died 12-30-2007 - Lung Cancer - He was 67 years old - Managed King Kobra, Sweet Vine, 58 Fury, Big Trouble, Ian Shelter, Dissident Aggressor, Northrup and Tesla who were then known as City Kidd.

Markku Peltola - Died 12-31-2007 near Tampere, Finland - Born 1956 in Helsinki, Finland - Actor, singer and guitarist - Was a member of Motelli Skronkle.

Matt Noel - Died 12-31-2007 - Single car accident ( Metal ) He was 20 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Forged Upon Fate.

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