The Dead Rock Stars Club, an extensive list of dead musicians and singers of Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Country, Rap and Folk who have passed away - 2011 Jan - Jun

Doc Rock Presents,

2011 January to June
 Welcome to The Dead Rock Stars Club! This site is a list of dead rock singers and musicians, 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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2011 January to June

Flemming Jorgensen (Flemming Duun Jorgensen) (aka Bamse ) - Died 1-1-2011 in Ega, Aarhus, Denmark - Cardiac arrest ( Rock ) Born 1947 in Randers, Denmark - Singer - Was a member of Bamses Venner (They did, "Er du langsom i nat" and "I en lille bad der gynger").

Frankie Campagna Jr. - Died 1-1-2011 ( Punk - Rockabilly ) He was 24 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Spector 45 (They did, "The Gauntlet" and "Social Reject").

Charles Fambrough - Died 1-1-2011 ( Jazz ) Born 8-25-1950 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Double bassist - Worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner, The Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Billie Drummond, Doc Gibbs, Shirley Scott, Airto Moreira and Freddie Hubbard.

David Gurland - Died 1-1-2011 - After a brain hemorrhage ( Cabaret ) Singer - Was a member of The Uptown Express.

Tex Tucker (William Scott Tucker) - Died 1-1-2011 - Liver cancer ( Country ) He was 60 years old - Singer and guitarist - Led Tex Tucker And The Twisted Twangers - Worked with The John Colter Band.

Gil Garfield (Gilbert Garfield) - Died 1-1-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 5-20-1933 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Cheers (They did, "Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots" and "Bazoom (I Need Your Lovin')").

Albert Raisner - Died 1-1-2011 - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 9-30-1922 - Played harmonica, piano and violin and was a TV producer - Led Trio Raisner - Worked with Charles Rodriguez.

Verne Langdon - Died 1-1-2011 - Born 9-15-1941 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Singer, keyboardist, producer and makeup artist - (He did, "Pipe Dreams" and "The Neanderthal Stomp") - Nephew of  cornetist, Red Nichols.

Keith Lowde - Died 1-?-2011 - Drowned after his boat over turned in the Thames - He was 66 years old - Music manager - Was a deputy chairman of The Music Copyright Protection Society, directed The National Music Festival For The Department Of Culture, Media And Sport and was a a tutor at The Academy Of Contemporary Music.

Wayne Pegram - Died 1-?-2011 in Indonesia - Heart attack ( Jazz - Marching Band ) Played saxophone and flute - Directed The Big Band Sound - Tennessee Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame Inductee.

Geraldo Flach - Died 1-3-2011 in Porto Alegre, Brazil ( Folk - Roots - Jazz ) He was 65 years old - Pianist - (He did, "Chamamonk" and "Mapa Da Cidsde") - Worked with Yamandu Costa, Nana Caymmi, Renato Borghetti and Ivan Lins.

Jill Haworth (Valerie Jill Haworth) - Died 1-3-2011 in New York, NY, U.S. - Natural causes - Born 8-15-1945 in Sussex, England - Actress - (She sang, "Cabaret" and "Don't Tell Mama" in the original Broadway musical Cabaret).

Jean-Christophe Matata - Died 1-3-2011 in South Africa ( Reggae - Zouk ) Born 1960 - Singer - (He did, "Amaso Akunda") - Worked with Mihingo des Grands Lacs and The Africa Nile Band.

Mick Karn (Andonis Michaelides) (aka Antony Michaelides) - Died 1-4-2011 in Chelsea, London, England ( Rock ) Born 7-24-1958 in Nicosia, Cyprus - Sang and played bass, flute, keyboards, saxophone and oboe - Was a member of Japan, (They did, "Sons Of Pioneers" and "The Unconventional"), Dalis Car (They did, "The Judgement Is The Mirror" and "Create and Melt") and NiNa (They did, "Rest in Peace" and "Happy Tomorrow") - Worked with Kate Bush, Gary Numan and Joan Armatrading.

Gerry Rafferty (Gerald Rafferty) - Died 1-4-2011 in Poole, Dorset, England - Liver failure ( Rock ) Born 4-16-1947 in Paisley, Scotland, UK - Singer - (He did, "Baker Street" and "Right Down The Line") - Was a member of The Mavericks, The Humblebums (They did, "Shoeshine Boy" and "Saturday Round About Sunday"), Stealers Wheel (They did, "Stuck In The Middle With You" and "Star") and The Fifth Column (They did, "Benjamin Day" and "There's Nobody Here").

Tavo Kupinski (Gustavo Kupinski)- Died 1-4-2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Car accident which also killed his wife ( Rock ) He was 36 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Los Piojos (They did, "Civilizacion" and "Pacifico").

Grady Chapman - Died 1-4-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( R&B ) Born 10-1-1929 in Greenville, SC, U.S. - Singer - Led Grady Chapman And The Suedes (They did, "Don't Blooper") - Was a member of The Robins (They did, "My Heart's The Biggest Fool" and "How Would You Know") - Worked with Grady Chapman's Coasters, The Bobby Nunn Tribute Coasters Group, The Word Famous Coasters and The Fabulous Coasters.

Jeff Jacobs (Jeffrey James Jacobs)  - Died 1-4-2011 in Onekama, MI, U.S. ( Spaghetti Western Jazz ) Born 8-27-1969 n Columbus, OH, U.S. - Played trumpet and keyboards - Was a member of The Drift (They did, "Invisible Cities" and "Uncanny Valley").

Yamashita Keijiro - Died 1-5-2011 in Tokyo, Japan - Bile duct cancer ( Rockabilly - Rock ) He was 71 years old - Born in Tokyo, Japan - Singer - Was a member of The Sons Of Drifters and Rockabilly Sannin Otoko (The did versions of, "Diana" and "Mean Woman Blues").

Brian Rust (Brian Arthur Lovell Rust) - Died 1-5-2011 - Born 3-19-1922 in London, England - Jazz discographer - Wrote for The Gramophone magazine and for liner notes for jazz records - He compiled the jazz discography, Jazz Records 1897-1942.

Derek Dugger - Died 1-6-2011 - Brain tumor ( Rock - Rockabilly ) He was 47 years old - Drummer - Worked with Jimmy Dale And The Diamondback Trio, Brian Dunning And The Rock And Roll Trio, Fear Of Rejection, The R.I.P. Tides, Mack Stevens, Wanda Jackson, Big Al Downing and The Poison Okies.

Gary Claxton - Died 1-6-2011 - Suicide ( Country ) He was 50 years old - Born in Oklahoma, U.S. Singer - Was a member of Heybale (They did, "Honky Tonk Mood" and "Everything...About Drinkin'").

Ben Lowe - Died 1-6-2011 in Melbourne, Australia ( Metal ) Born 1982 - Drummer and singer - Was a member of Dead Existence (They did, "Self Destruction Of A Fool" and "Suspicion") and Void.

 Phil Kennemore - Died 1-7-2011 in California, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-20-1953 - Bassist - Was a member of Y&T (Yesterday And Today) (They did, "Mean Streak" and "Summertime Girls").

Bobby Robinson - Died 1-7-2011 - Illness - Born 4-16-1917 in Union, SC, U.S. - Produced The Shirelles, Spoonie Gee, Elmore James, Lee Dorsey, Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, Dave "Baby" Cortez, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee and Gladys Knight And The Pips - He founded or co-founded Red Robin Records, Whirlin' Disc Records, Fury Records, Everlast Records, Fire Records and Enjoy Records.

Craig Balzer - Died 1-7-2011 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 4-14-1949 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Circus (They did, "Stop Wait And Listen"), Ambleside, American Noise (They did, "Anyone With A Heart" and "Out On The Street") and December's Children.

Yue Lei - Died 1-8-2011 in Malacca - Nose cancer - He was 50 years old - Singer.

Elfa Secioria (Elfa Secioria Hasbullah) - Died 1-8-2011 in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta ( Jazz ) Born 2-20-1959 in Garut, West Java - Pianist - (He did, "A Foggy Day" and "Belaian Sayang").

Oscar Lawson (Oscar L. Lawson) - Died 1-8-2011 - After  a series of strokes and head injury ( Doo-Wop ) Born 9-2-1937 - Singer - Was a member of The Young Ones who became The Royal Jesters (They did, "Wisdom Of A Fool," and "Gee Whiz").

Steve Mancha (Clyde Darnell Wilson) - Died 1-8-2011 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Illness ( Soul ) Born 12-25-1945 in Walhall, South Carolina, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Just Too Much To Hope For" and "Did My Baby Call?") - Was a member of 100 Proof Aged In Soul (They did, "One Man's Leftovers (Is Another Man's Feast)" and "I Rather Fight Than Switch") - Worked with The Holidays ("I'll Love You Forever"), The Jaywalkers and The 8th Day ("She's Not Just Another Woman").

Pat Moran - Died 1-8-2011 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 63 years old - Singer, keyboardist, sound engineer and producer - Was a member of Spring (They did, "Song To Absent Friends" and "A Word Full Of Whispers") - Worked with Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Hawkwind, Big Country, Edie Brickell And The New Bohemians, Rush and Queen.

Debbie Friedman (Deborah Lynn Friedman) - Died 1-9-2011 in California, U.S. - Pneumonia ( Folk ) Born about 1952 in New York, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Mi Sheberach" and "Oseh Shalom").

Justin Jay (Justin Edward Jay) - Died 1-9-2011 - Bacterial meningitis ( Rock ) Born 9-7-1977 in Peoria, Ill., U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Boyscout (They did, "Boyscout"), Hialeah (They did, "Record Score" and "Water In The walls") and Japanese Sunday (They did, "Surface To Air" and "Because You're Still Breathing ").

Maria Elena Walsh - Died 1-10-2011 in Buenos Aires - Bone cancer ( Folk - Childrens's Music ) Born 2-1-1930 in Villa Sarmiento, Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires - Musician, author and poet - (She did, "El País del Nomeacuerdo").

Bosko Petrovic - Died 1-10-2011 in Zagreb, Croatia ( Balkan Jazz ) Born 2-18-1935 in Bjelovar, Croatia - Played vibraphone and accordion - Led The Zagreb Jazz Quartet - Worked with The Radana Bosnara Quartet, Alvin Queen, Clark Terry, Ernie Willkins, Joe Pass, Buck Clayton, Joe Turner, Kenny Drew and Art Farmer.

Margaret Whiting - Died 1-10-2011 ( Pop - Jazz ) Born 7-22-1924 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Singer - (She did, "A Tree In The Meadow" and "Time After Time") - Worked with Freddie Slack And His Orchestra ("That Old Black Magic"), Jimmy Wakely ("Slippin' Around"), Billy Butterfield's Orchestra ("Moonlight In Vermont"), Bob Hope ("Blind Date") and Paul Weston And His Orchestra ("It Might As Well Be Spring") - Wife of porn actor, Jack Wrangler, Daughter of composer, Richard A. Whiting, sister of singer, Barbara Whiting and niece of singer, Margaret Young.

Paul Ashford - Died 1-10-2011 ( Rock - R&B ) He was 61 years old - Bassist - (He wrote, "Jenny" and "The Last Resort") -  Led The Paul Ashford Band - Was a member of Stepaside and The Chosen Few - Worked with The Sharks, Paul Brady, Ronnie Drew, Mark Knopfler and The Miami Showband.

Tommy Crain - Died 1-12-2011 in Franklin, TN, U.S. ( Country Rock ) Born 1-16-1941 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Played guitar and banjo - Worked with The Flat Creek Band, Buckeye, The Charlie Daniels Band (They did, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" and "Cumberland Mountain Number Nine") and The Crosstown Allstars.

Pat Williams (Patrick Williams) - Died 1-12-2011 in Clear Lake - Respiratory complication ( Jazz ) He was 68 years old - Played rumpet -Worked with Lionel Hampton, Nancy Wilson, The Temptations and B.B. King.

Clark Guettel - Died 1-12-2011 ( Jazz - Rock - Blues - Country ) Born 1949 - Played guitar, saxophone, bass, piano, banjo and accordion and was a creator of blown glass - Led Clark And The Sharks - Was a member of The Wilno Express.

Alex Kirst - Died 1-13-2011 in Cathedral City, CA, U.S. - Hit by a car in a hit-and-run ( Rock ) Born 1963  in Canada - Drummer - Was a member of The Nymphs (They did, "Death Of A Scenester" and "The Highway") and The Trolls - Worked with Iggy Pop ("Ugliness" and "Beat 'Em Up")

George Ogg - Died 1-14-2011 - Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ( Jazz ) He was 56 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Eric Clancy.

Georgia Carroll (Georgia Carroll Kyser) (aka Gorgeous Georgia Carroll) - Died 1-14-2011 in Chapel Hill, NC, U.S. - Born 11-18-1919 in Blooming Grove, TX, U.S. - Singer, model, and actress - Worked with her husband, Kay Kyser.

Trish Keenan - Died 1-14-2011 - Pneumonia ( Electronic Rock ) She was 42 years old - Singer - Was a member of Broadcast (They did, "Before We Begin" and "Papercuts").

Harvey James - Died 1-15-2011 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-20-1952 - Guitarist - Was a member of  The Party Boys and Sherbet (They did, "Howzat") - Worked with Mississippi, Ariel and The Little River Band.

John Leicester III - Died 1-15-2011 in Pacific Palisades - Born 1923 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble.

Steve Prestwich - Died 1-16-2011 ( Rock ) Born 3-5-1954 in Liverpool, England - Drummer, singer and guitarist - (He did, "Something Caught My Eye" and "Trouble Free") - Was a member of Sandy and Orange who became Cold Chisel (They did, "When The War Is Over" and "Forever Now") - Worked with The Little River Band.

Augusto Alguero (Augusto Alguero Dasca) - Died 1-16-2011 in Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain - Cardiac arrest - Born  2-23-1934 in Barcelona, Spain - Composer, arranger and orchestra director - (He wrote, "Penelope" and "Noelia") - Wrote music for films including, El ruisenor de las cumbres and Zampo y yo - At one time married to actress, Carmen Sevilla.

Don Kirshner (Donald Kirshner) - The Man With the Golden Ear - Died 1-17-2011 in Boca Raton, FL, U.S. - Heart failure - Born 4-17-1934 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Producer and promoter - (Co-wrote Connie Francis's, "My First Real Love" and The Coasters', "Wait A Minute") - Wrote jingles with Bobby Darin - Co-founded the Aldon music publishing company - Produced and hosted TV's, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - Helped with the careers of Bobby Darin, Kansas, Sarah Dash, Neil Diamond and Carole King.

Sigurjon Brink (aka Sjonni Brink) - Died 1-17-2011 in Gardabaer, Iceland - Possible heart attack ( Pop ) Born 8-29-1974 in Reykjavík - Singer - (He did, "I Lose My Head" and "Calm").

Didier Bernoussi - Died 1-17-2011 ( Metal ) Born 10-18-1956 - Guitarist - Was a member of Stratos and Warning (They did, "New Look" and "Rock City").

Purushottam Das Jalota - Died 1-18-2011 - Illness ( Devotional ) He was 84 years old - Singer.

Antonio Vincent - Died 1-18-2011 ( Rock ) He was 57 years old - Singer - Was a member of Sweet September (They did, "Hati Ku Kau Guris Luka" and "Nak kahwin duit tak ada").

Cristian Paturca - Died 1-18-2011 - Tuberculosis and liver problems - Composer - He was 46 years old - (He wrote, "Imnul Golanilor").

Charlie Scott - Died 1-18-2011 in Cortlandt Manor, NY, U.S. ( Blues ) Cardiac arrest - He was 59 years old - Born in Peekskill, NY, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Eric Haight, Tom Dudley, Gary Schwartz and Anthony Candullo.

Greg Johnson (Gregory Johnson) - Died 1-20-2011 in Harrisburg - Hit by a car ( R&B ) He was 58 years old - Keyboardist and singer - Worked with The Stan Middleton Band and Joe Cocker (On his Unchain My Heart album).

Brendan Majewski - Died 1-20-2011 in New York, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 37 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Quix*o*tic (They did, "Breeze" and "Anonymous Face") and Orphan (They did, "Taco Truck Snackery" and "Love Is For The Birds").

Sergej Kastalskij - Died 1-20-2011 - Heart attack - Born 6-14-1953 - Rock journalist - Founded Zarraza, Hot Rock News, New Hot Rock - Author of the Russian Rock Encyclopedia.

Eugenio Arango (aka Totico) - Died 1-21-2011 in New York, U.S. ( Latin ) Born in Los Sitios barrio, Havana, Cuba - Singer and percussionist - Worked with Carlos "Patato" Valde (They did, "Ingrato Corazon" and "Caridad Malda"), Alfredo Rodriguez and Israel "Cachao" Lopez.

Donald Korinek (Donald J. Korinek) - Died 1-21-2011 ( Polka ) Born 6-23-1926 in Dwight, Neb., U.S. - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with and/or opened for Nancy Evans, Lawrence Welk, Guy Lombardo, Wayne King, Jan Garber, Sammy Kaye, Bob Crosby and Russ Morgan.

Johnny Cruz (Juan Jose Cruz) - Died 1-21-2011 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - Born 8-30-1955 in Corsicana, Texas, U.S. - Musician - Worked wih Conjunto Ambicion, The Latin Souls, The Hub City Band and Cervantez And Company.

Lamar Fike - Died 1-21-2011 in Arlington, Texas, U.S. - Lymphoma - Born 11-11-1935 in Cleveland, Mississippi, U.S. - Was a member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia - Was an assistant to record producer and label executive Jimmy Bowen and a tour manager for Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee - Co-authored the book, Elvis And The Memphis Mafia.

Robert Rozelle (Robert Vernon Rozelle) - Died 1-22-2011 - After a car accident ( Rock ) Played bass - Worked with Love (They did, "Ninety Miles Away" and "Which Witch Is Which?").

Bobby Poe (Bobby Nelson Poe) - Died 1-22-2011 in Vinita, Okla., U.S. - Blood clot ( Rockabilly ) Born 4-13-1933 - Singer and guitarist - Led Bobby Poe & The Poe Kats (They did, "Rock And Roll Record Girl") and  Bobby Brant And The Rhythm Rockers (They did, "Piano Nellie") - Worked with Big Al Downing and Wanda Jackson ("Let's Have A Party") - Managed The Chartbusters - Founded the tip sheet Pop Music Survey and ran the music theater, The Grand Grove Opry - Kansas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Marty Scott - Died 1-22-2011 in St. Augustine, FL, U.S. ( Blues ) He was 59 years old - Played guitar - Hosted radio's, Blues Cruise.

Jim Grimes (Stephen J. Grimes)- Died 1-22-2011 in Harbeson, DE, U.S. - He was 36 years old - Born in in Wilmington, DE, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Loud Mowth Soup and Order/Disorder.

Mario Bustos (Mario Enrique Bustos) - Died 1-23-2011 ( Country - R&B - Rock - Tejano ) Guitarist and bassist - Was a member of The Kounts (They did, "Crazy" and "Do The Tiger") and Los Jokers - Worked with B.J. Thomas ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"), J. Frank Wilson ("Last Kiss"), Cornelio Reyna, Tony De la Rosa, Isidro Lopez, Sunny Ozuna, Alfonso Ramos and Roy Head ("Treat Her Right").

Tom Nigra - Died 1-23-2011 ( Rock ) Born 2-13-1949 - Bassist  Was a member of Trigger (They did, "Deadly Weapon" and "Gimme Your Love").

Barrie Lee Hall Jr. - Died 1-24-2011 ( Jazz ) Born 6-30-1949 in Mansfield, LA, U.S. - Trumpeter - Worked with The Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Francisco Mata - Died 1-24-2011 - Born 7-24-1932 in Juan Griego, Venezuela - Singer and guitarist.

Louis Roxborough (aka Chelum and Bassie) - Died 1-25-2011 in Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica ( Reggae ) He was 52 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Indika Band.

Buddy Charleton (Elmer Lee Charleton) (aka The Big C) - Died 1-25-2011 in Locust, VA, U.S. ( Country ) Born 3-6-1938 in New Market VA, U.S. - Pedal steel guitarist and bassist - Was a member of The Texas Troubadours - Worked with Patsy Cline's Kountry Krackers and Loretta Lynn - International Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Larry Chesky - Died 1-25-2011 - Heart attack ( Polka ) Born 11-17-1933 - Played accordion - Led Larry Cheska And His Orchestra (They did, "Our Gang Oberek") - Was a member of The Polka Dots - Ran Rex Records - International Polka Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Marjorie Morningstar de Muynck - Died 1-25-2011 - Cancer - She was 58 years old - Played wind instruments - Was a member od The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet.

Charlie Louvin (Charles Elzer Loudermilk) - Died 1-26-2011 in Wartrace, TN, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Country - Gospel ) Born 7-7-1927 in Henagar, Alabama, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Ira" and "Great Atomic Power") - He was one of The Louvin Brothers (They did, "Little Reasons" and "Are You Teasing Me") -  Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Nashville's Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Gladys Horton - Died 1-26-2011 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( R&B - Soul ) Born 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Casinyets who became The Marvelettes (They did, "Please Mr. Postman" and "Beechwood 4-5789").

Henrik Ostergaard - Died 1-27-2011 - Natural causes ( Rock ) He was 47 years old - Born in Denmark - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Crossfire and Dirty Looks (They did, "Oh, Ruby" and "If The World Stopped Spinning) - Worked with Rumbledog, Taar and Burning Orange.

Charlie Callas (Charles Callias) - Died 1-27-2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S - Natural causes - Born 12-20-1927 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Comedian, actor and drummer - Worked with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Claude Thornhill and Buddy Rich.

Tony DiPardo - Mr. Music of Kansas City - Died 1-27-2011 - He was 98 years old - Trumpeter and bandleader - (He did, "Daddyís Got Woo Woo In His Eyes" and "Dark Eyes") - Workd with The Irving Rose Orchestra and The Joe Reichman Orchestra.

Martins Freimanis - Died 1-27-2011 in Riga, Latvia - Complications of flu ( Rock - Pop ) Born 2-7-1977 in Liepaja, Latvia -  Singer and actor - Was a member of Tumsa and F.L.Y. (They did, "Hello From Mars") - He played Edgars Petersons on TV's, Neprata cena.

Carl Hodges - Died 1-27-2011 - Natural causes ( Blues - Country - Gospel ) Born 1931 - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Meet Me In The Bottom").

Don Rondo (Donald T. Rondeau) - Died 1-27-2011 in Contoocook, NH, U.S. - Lung cancer - He was 81 years old - Born 1930 in Ware, MA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Two Different Worlds" and "White Silver Sands").

Slam Buckra (Richard Gazlay) - Died 1-28-2011 - Tongue cancer ( Rock - Blues ) Born 4-18-1957 - Guitarist - (He did, "Daddy's Got His Cake" and "Life Of A Millionaire") - Was a member of The Groove Palookas - Worked with Albert King and Albert Collins.

Jan Somers - Died 1-28-2011 in Mierlo, Holland - Heart attack ( Metal ) Born 12-28-1964 - Guitarist - Was a member of Vengeance (They did, "You Took Me By Surprise" and "Planet Zilch").

Ahmed Basiony - Died 1-28-2011 in Cairo, Egypt during the anti government demonstrations - Shot and run over by a car ( Electronic ) Born 2-6-1978 in Cairo, Egypt - Musician and visual  artist.

Megan McNeil - Died 1-28-2011 - Adrenal cancer - She was 20 years old - Born in North Delta, British Columbia, Canada - Singer - (She did, "The Will To Survive").

Ham Guerrero (Tony Guerrero) - Died 1-29-2011 in Austin, TX, U.S. - Complications from a heart attack induced coma ( Jazz - Latin - Funk ) Born 2-20-1944 in San Angelo, TX, U.S. - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Tortilla Factory (They did, "Shamtime" and "Phone On Vibrate") - Worked with Little Joe And The Latinaires - Tejano Roots Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Aimee Leonard (Aimee Christine Leonard) - Died 1-29-2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ( Folk - Rock - Pop ) She was 27 years old - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Bus Ride" and "Baby One More Lie").

Bruce Jackson - Died 1-29-2011 near Furnace Creek, CA, U.S. - Plane crash while flying alone - He was 62 years old - Sound engineer and mixer - Co-founded JANDS building guitar amps, mixers, and column PA's - Worked on tours for Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen.

John Barry (John Barry Prendergast) - Died 1-30-2011 in Glen Cove, NY, U.S. - Born 11-3-1933 in York, Yorkshire, England - Composer and conductor - Led The John Barry Orchestra (They did, "Beat For Beatniks" and "Never Let Go") - Wrote music for films including 11 James Bond films, and for Born Free and Dances With Wolves.

Leroy Harden Smith Jr. - Died 1-30-2011 - Born 12-4-1943, in Roanoke, VA, U.S. - Musician - Worked with The Roanoke Band, Woodsmoke, The Roanoke River Boys, The Vikings and Coda.

Doc Williams (Andrew John Smik Jr.) -  Died 1-31-2011 in Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S. ( Country ) Born 6-26-1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Willie Roy The Crippled Boy" and "My Old Brown Coat And Me") - Led Doc Williams And The Border Riders -  Worked with The Kansas Clodhoppers - Founded Wheeling Records - He was married to singer, Chickie Williams.

Charles Kaman (Charles H. Kaman) - Died 1-31-2011 in Bloomfield, Connecticut, U.S. - Born 6-15-1919 - Founded Ovation Instruments that became the Ovation Guitar Company which introduced one of the first production solid body electric guitars, the Ovation Breadwinner, used by Jimmy Page, Richie Sambora, John Lennon, Country Joe McDonald, Ray Davies, Robert Fripp, Roger Waters, Nikki Sixx and Melissa Ethridge - He also founded Kaman Aircraft Company, designing helicopters.

Mark Ryan (aka The Kid) - Died 1-31-2011 ( Punk ) Born 1959 in London, England - Guitarist and playwright - Worked with Adam And The Ants (They did, "Plastic Surgery"), The Photons and The Moors Murderers.

Juha Nabb (aka Nappi) Died 1-31-2011 ( Punk ) Born 7-25-1965 - Bassist - Worked with Kaaos, Riistetyt, Pyhat Nuket and Kuolleet Kukat.

Dirk Strahlmeier (aka Strahli) - Died 1-?-2011 n Dusseldorf, Germany ( Metal ) Guitarist - Worked with Sodom (They did, "Masquerade in Blood" and "Unwanted Youth").

Matt Paquette - Died 2-?-2011 ( Metal ) Born 1991 - Singer - Was a member of Beheading Of A King.

Larry Weiss (Lawrence Edward Weiss) - Died 2-?-2011 ( Jazz ) He was 83 years old - Born in Newark, NJ, U.S. - Played  cornet and piano - Worked with Chuck Slate's Traditional Jazz Band, Bob Thompson's Red Onion Jazz Band, Joe Licari and Bobby Hackett - Founding member of The New Jersey Jazz Society.

Sidney Cipriano (aka Sidney Sinay) - Died 2-1-2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Cardiac arrest ( Pop - Gospel ) He was 46 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Fat Family (They did, "Jeito Sexy" and "Aonde Foi Que Eu Errei ?").

Jay Richard Funk - Died 2-1-2011 in Mason City - Cancer - Born 12-18-1943 in Mason City - Bassist - Worked with Bill Dewey And The Dynammics.

Rich Ruby (Richard A. Ruby) - Died 2-1-2011 ( Rock ) He was 53 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Earthband, Syndrum, Excaliber, The Better Half, CPR and Ruby Mac.

Marie Lillo (Marie L. Lillo) - Died 2-1-2011 ( Opera - Musicals ) Born 12-14-1829 in New Jersey, U.S. - Singer and actress - Starred in the Las Vegas productions of Come Blow Your Horn and Oklahoma.

Gregg Swann - Died 2-1-2011 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Colon cancer ( Rock ) Born 8-30-1966 - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Spinning" and "Easier Said Than Done").

Sphiwe Khanyile - Died 2-2-2011 ( Gospel ) Singer - Was a member of Stars Of Tomorrow and Avante.

Vusi Ximba - Died 2-2-2011 in Kwa Swayimane - Born in Mandeni - Played accordion and was a singer and comedian - (He did, "Siyakudumisa" and "Hlonipha Abantwana") - Worked with with Pastor Makitaza.

James "Chops" Jones (James Floyd Jones) - Died 2-2-2011 ( Jazz ) He was 94 years old - Trumpeter and bassist - Was a member of The Harold Ford Quartet.

Alex Napier (Miles Alexander Napier) (aka Mr. Blue) - Died 2-3-2011 in Desoto, TX, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Rock - R&B ) Born 9-27-1951 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Leroi Brothers - Worked with Charlie Sexton, Hook Herrera, Will Sexton and The Cobras with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Don Butler (Donald W. Butler Sr.) - Died 2-3-2011 in Brentwood - Illness ( Gospel ) He was 80 years old - Singer - Worked with The Statesmen, The Marksmen, The Ambassadors, The Revelaires and The Sons Of Song - Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Tony Levin - Died 2-3-2011 ( Jazz ) Born 1-30-1940 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England - Drummer - Worked with Tubby Hayes, Joe Harriott, The Alan Skidmore Quintet, Al Cohn, Ian Carr's Nucleus, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Third Eye, Zoot Sims, Paul Dunmall, Toots Thielemanns, Keith Tippett and Gordon Beck's Gyroscope.

Allen Smith (Frederick Allen Smith, Sr.) - Died 2-3-2011 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 85 years old - Born in Midland, PA, U.S. - Trumpeter - Was a member of The Hellcats Navy Band - Worked with Benny Goodman, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

Yiannis Vasilopoulos - Died 2-4-2011 ( Folk - Pop ) Born 1938 in Agrinio, Greece - Carinetist.

Barry Hampton (Barry Leroy Hampton) - Died 2-4-2011 in Portland, OR, U.S. ( Soul - Rock - Funk ) Born 9-16-1968 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Black Key, The Clampdown and Triple Grip (They did, "Wisdom Sees" and "I Will Live").

Steve Cutler - Died 2-4-2011 in Stourton, Stourbridge, Staffordshire, UK - His car was hit by a falling tree ( Rock ) He was 51 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Picture (They did, "Neverland" and "Men Of Steel").

Mary Cleere Haran - Died 2-5-2011 in Deerfield Beach, FL, U.S. - Hit by a car while riding her bike ( Cabaret ) Born 5-13-1952 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Richard Rodney Bennett, Tedd Firth, Bill Charlap, Don Rebic, Fred Hersch and Lee Musiker - Appeared in off Broadway's, Manhattan Music and Heebie Jeebies - At one time married to writer and director, Joe Gilford.

Brian Jacques (James Brian Jacques) - Died 2-5-2011 - Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 6-15-1939 in Liverpool, England - Singer and author - Was a member of The Liverpool Fishermen.

Gary Moore (Robert William Gary Moore) - Died 2-6-2011 in Costa del Sol, Spain - Heart attack ( Rock - Blues ) Born 4-4-1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK - Singer, guitarist and bassist - Was a member of Scars (They did, "When The Sun Goes Down" and "Rectify") and Thin Lizzy ("Still In Love With You" and "Toughest Street In Town") - Worked with B.B. King, The Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne, George Harrison, Greg Lake, Albert King, Colosseum II, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Skid Row.

Raymond Jones (Raymond L. Jones) (aka Ray-J) - Died 2-6-2011 ( Funk - Soul - Jazz ) He was 71 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Worked with Deacon John, Oliver And The Rockettes, The Pin Stripe Brass Band, Big Al Carson And Rare Connection, Sullivan Dabney And The Muzik Jazz Band and Joe Saulsberry.

Steve Lopez (Steven Edward Lopez) - Died 2-6-2011 in Palm Desert ( Rock - Jazz - Fusion ) Born 6-15-1957 - Bassist and singer - Toured with The Platters.

Evelyn Page - Died 2-6-2011 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Natural causes - She was 90 years old - Born in Fremont, Nebraska, U.S. - Singer and actress - She can be heard on the soundtrack recordings for Hot September and Wonderful Town.

Utpalendu Chowdhury - Died 2-7-2011 Kolkata, West Bengal, India - Cancer ( Bengali Folk ) He was 62 years old - Singer - (He did, "Ganga Gangar Tarange" and "Prem Koro Rai") - Son of singer, Nirmalendu Chowdhury.

Marvin Sease - Died 2-8-2011 in Vicksburg, MS, U.S. - Pneumonia ( R&B - Soul - Gospel ) Born 2-16-1946 in Blackville, SC, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Candy Licker" and "Gone On") - Was a member of Sease - Worked with The Five Gospel Crowns.

Roza Baglanova (Roza Tazhibaevna Baglanova) - Died 2-8-2011 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan - Heart attack ( Opera - Pop - Folk ) Born 1-1-1922 in Kazalinsk, Kzyl-Orda, Oblast - Singer.

Neil Light (Neil H. Light) - Died 2-8-2011 in Ottawa Hills - Renal cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-23-1953 - Played piano and guitar - Was a member of The Kirbys.

Phillip Griffin (Phillip Wayne Griffin) - Died 2-8-2011 in Spartanburg, SC, U.S. - Born 2-17-1948 in Spartanburg, SC, U.S. - Musician - Worked with Trik Alley, Limelight and The Palisades.

Joan Bonham - Died 2-9-2011 - Illness - She was 81 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Zimmers (They did remakes of, "Lust For Life" and "Fight For Your Right (To Party)") - Mother of drummer, John Bonham.

Harrison Dietrich (Harrison P. Dietrich) - Died 2-9-2011 in Reading, PA, U.S. ( Country Rock ) He was 73 years old - Born in Reading, PA, U.S. - Musician - Worked with Borderline.

Ray Bertsch (Raymond A. Bertsch) - Died 2-11-2011 in South Whitehall Township, PA, U.S. ( Polka ) Bassist and singer - Born in North Whitehall Township, PA, U.S. - Was a member of The Walt Groller Orchestra.

Paul Frappier (aka Bad News Brown, BNB and Briz Brown) - Died 2-12-2011 in Montreal, Canada - Murdered ( Hip Hop ) Born 5-8-1977 in Haiti - Played harmonica - (He did, "Born 2 Sin" and "Get Money").

Peter Alexander (Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer) - Died 2-12-2011 in Vienna, Austria - Born 6-30-1926 in Vienna, Austria - Actor, TV host and singer - (He did, "Andrea" and "Die sussesten Fruchte").

Betty Garrett - Died 2-12-2011 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Possible aortic aneurysm - Born 5-23-1919 in St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S. - Actress, dancer and singer -  Appeared in the movie musicals, On The Town and Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Acted on TV's, All In The Family and Laverne And Shirley - She was married to actor, Larry Parks.

Manuel Esperon (Manuel Esperon Gonzalez) - Died 2-13-2011 - Born 8-3-1911 in Mexico City, Mexico - Composer - (He wrote, "Yo Soy Mexicano" and "No Volvere") - His songs have been recorded by Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Los Panchos and Chavela Vargas - Wrote music for both TV and films.

Eddie Joe Lewis (aka Eddie Joe Guess) - Died 2-13-2011 in Bettendorf - Cirrhosis ( R&B ) Born 11-26-1942 - Singer - (He wrote, "Son Of A Twister" for Jack Harris And The Arabians ) - Worked with Ike And Tina Turner, The Jackson 5, Double Exposure, The Five Stairsteps, Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers and The Chi-Lites.

Helen Gathers - Died 2-13-2011 ( R&B ) Born 3-18-1942 or 1943 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Harlem Queens who became The Bobbettes (They did, "Mr. Lee" and "I Shot Mr. Lee").

George Shearing (Sir George Shearing) - Died 2-14-2011 in New York, NY, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 8-13-1919 in Battersea, London, England - Pianist - Led The George Shearing Quintet (They did, "September In The Rain" and "Lullaby of Birdland") - Worked with Leonard Feather, Mel Torme, Stephane Grappelli, The Oscar Pettiford Trio, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, The John Pizzarelli Trio, Peggy Lee, Harry Parry, Buddy DeFranco, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson and Saxes 'n' Sevens - Performed for presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

James Phillips - Died 2-14-2011 - Cancer ( Swing ) He was 49 years old - Saxophonist - Was a member of The Cherry Poppin' Daddies (They did, "Pink Elephant" and "The Ding-Dong Daddy Of The D-CarLine").

John Strauss (John Leonard Strauss) - Died 2-14-2011 in West Los Angeles - Parkinson's disease - Born 4-28-1920 in New York, U.S. - Composer and pianist - (He wrote the theme for TV's, "The Phil Silvers Show" and co-wrote the theme for, "Car 54, Where Are You?") - Produced the soundtrack for the film Amadeus - Music editor for the films Bananas and The Blues Brothers - He was at one time married to actress, Charlotte Rae.

Eddie Galvan - Died 2-15-2011 ( Jazz ) He was 83 years old - Played saxophone - Led The Eddie Galvan Orchestra - Co-founded The Texas Jazz Festival - Was a president for The Texas Bandmasters Association and a vice-president for The Texas Jazz Festival Society - Texas Bandmasters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Matthew Hall (Matthew John Hall) (aka Blaps Warmonger) - Died 2-15-2011 in Johnsonville - Stabbed ( Metal ) Born 8-22-1975 - Singer - Was a member of Backyard Burial (They did, "Lunatic Ruling Asylum" and "Spunking Batter Chunks").

Rick Kulwicki - Died 2-15-2011 ( Rock ) Born 1961 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Fluid (They did, "Candy") - Worked with Frantix and The Buckingham Squares.

Yiannis Karabesinis - Died 2-15-2011 ( Pop ) Born 11-29-1931 - Singer and bouzouki player.

Karin Stanek - Died 2-15-2011 in Gemany- Pneumonia ( Pop - Rock ) Born 8-18-1943 or 1946 in Bytom, Poland - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Chlopiec z gitara" and "Wala twist") - Worked with Czerwono-Czarni, The Samuels and Aryston.

Dave Shapiro (David Shapiro) - Died 2-16-2011 in West Townshend ( Jazz ) Born 4-24-1952 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Played stand up bass - Worked with Chris Connor, Woody Herman, Attila Zoller, Ray Charles, Anita O''Day and Chet Baker.

Sergio Embrioni - Died 2-17-2011 in El Challao - Hanged himself - He was 50 years old ( Rock ) Guitarist - Worked with Enanitos Verdes (They did, "Aun sigo cantando").

Phil Vane - Died 2-17-2011 ( Metal ) He was 46 years old - Singer - Was a member of Extreme Noise Terror - Worked with Napalm Death.

Marian Bednar - Died 2-17-2011 in Sigmaringen, Germany - Cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 8-12-1947 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia - Bassist, pianist, singer and trombone player - Founding member of The Beatmen (They did, "Let's Make A Summer" and "Break It") - Worked with Orchester Brana Hronca (They did, "Zmrzlinar" and "Zlta rieka") and Night & Day.

Eddie Marie (Eddie Marie Kurgan) - Died 2-18-2011 - Cancer ( Country ) Born 2-19-1947 in Montgomery, Ala., U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Rock-a-Bye Hillbilly" and "Running Into Your Memory").

Johnny Nitro (John Newton) - Died 2-19-2011 ( Blues ) Born 1951 - Guitarist - (He wrote Albert Collins', "Dirty Dishes") - Led Johnny Nitro And The Doorslammers (They did, "Flame Out" and "Trouble") -  - Worked with Albert King, Albert Collins and Sonny Rhodes - Husband of singer and saxophonist, Silvia Newton.

Mike Chambliss (aka Big Daddy Blue) - Died 2-20-2011 in Louisiana, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Blues ) He was 59 years old - Led Big Daddy And The Red Hots.

Terry Clements - Died 2-20-2011 - After a stroke ( Folk Rock ) Born 7-22-1947 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Gordon Lightfoot ("The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Carefree Highway").

Buddy Jones (Harrel C. Jones) - Died 2-20-2011 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 6-18-1940 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, U.S.  - Drummer - (Co-wrote The Gap Band's, "You Can Count On Me") - Worked with Wally Wiggins, Patsy Cline, Jimmy Karstein, Red Sovine, Faron Young, Benny Ketchum and Leon Russell.

Loy Clingman (Loy Melford Clingma) - Died 2-20-2011 ( Rockabilly ) Born 4-8-1923 in Williams, Arizona, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Rockin Down Mexico Way" and "Blue Black Hair") - Ran VIV Records.

Eddie Brandt - Died 2-20-2011 in North Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Colon cancer - He was 89 years old - Born in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Pianist and cartoonist - Led Eddie Brandt And The Hollywood Hicks - Worked with Spike Jones and Spade Cooley.

Willie Davis (ak Willie Pepper) - Died 2-20-2011 - Complications of Alzheimerís Disease ( Doo Wop - Gospel ) Born 10-30-1932 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Santa Monica Soul Seekers who became The Cadets (They did, "Annie Met Henry" and "Stranded In The Jungle") and The Jacks (They did, "Why Donít You Write Me" and "So Wrong"), The Rocketeers ("My Reckless Heart"), The Peppers ("A Place In My Heart"), The Flares ("Foot Stompin'") and The Thor-Ables ("Our Love Song").

Graham Bean (Kenneth Howard Graham Bean) - Died 2-21-2011 in St. Petersburg, FL. U.S. - He was 81 years old - Born in Bermuda - Guitarist - Was a member of The Four Bees - Worked with Dizzie Gilespie.

Rudy Robbins (Rudy Warner Robbins) - Died 2-21-2011 ( Western ) Born 11-17-1933 in Evergreen, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer, actor and stuntman - Was a member of The Spirit Of Texas.

Buster Magness (Gerald D. Magness) - Died 2-22-2011 ( Country - Western Swing ) He was 87 years old - Played steel guitar - Was a member of Johnnie Lee Wills & All The Boys (They did, "The Band's A-Rockin") - Worked with Merl Lindsay and Colleen Carroll.

Jean Dinning (Eugenia Dinning) - Died 2-22-2011 - Born 3-29-1924 in Enid, Okla., U.S. - Singer - (She co-wrote her brother Mark Dinning's, "Teen Angel") - She was one of The Dinning Sisters (They did, "Once In A While" and "Buttons And Bows").

Beau Dollar (William Hargis Bowman Jr.) (aka Bill Bowman) - Died 2-22-2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. - Illness - Born 4-21-1941 in Hamilton, Ohio, U.S. - He was 69 years old - Singer and drummer - Led Beau Dollar & The Dapps - Worked with The Coins.

Eddie Serrato (Eduardo Serrato) - Died 2-24-2011 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 12-5-1945 - Drummer - Was a member of Question Mark And The Mysterians (They did, "96 Tears" and "I Need Somebody").

Frank Fifty Sr. (Francis Robert Fifty Sr.) - Died 2-24-2011 - Born 8-25-1946 in Manchester - Musician - Worked with The Sonny Lane Band and The Rhythm Kings.

Paul Aselin Jr. (aka King) - Died 2-24-2011 in Key West, FL, U.S. - Pulmonary fibrosis - Born 1-8-1925 in Jamaica, Ny, U.S. - Saxophonist - Was a member of The Cadets.

Jens Winther - Died 2-24-2011 - Stroke ( Jazz - Fusion ) Born 10-28-1960 in Naetved, Denmark - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - Led The Jens Winther Trio and JW Electrazz - Worked with The New Jungle Orchestra, Candentia Nova Danica, Max Roach, Tito Puente, Ernie Wilkins' Almost Big Band, The Erling Kroner Tentet and The DR Big Band.

Clare Amory - Died 2-25-2011 - Cancer ( Experimental Electronic Noise ) Born 1975 - Musician - Was a member of Excepter (They did, "Telaportation: KAL" and "When You Call").

Darryl Morden - Died 2-25-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer - He was 52 years old - Music journalist - Wrote for Buzzine, Music Connection, Seventeen, Bam, Cashbox, Down Beat, Grammy Magazine and CD Now.

Eneas Perdomo - Died 2-25-2011 in Caracas, Venezuela - Illness ( Joropo ) Born 7-11-1930 in El Yagual, Apure, Venezuela - Singer - (He did, "Fiesta en Elorza").

Diane Izzo - Died 2-25-2011 in New Mexico, U.S. - Cancer ( Folk ) She was 43 years old - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "One" and "Black & Gold").

Suze Rotolo (Susan Elizabeth Rotolo) - Died 2-25-2011 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Lung cancer - Born 11-20-1943 in Queens, NY, U.S.- Appeared on the album cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - She has been credited as the inspiration for Bob Dylan's songs, "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and "Boots Of Spanish Leather" - She wrote the book, A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir Of Greenwich Village In The Sixties - She was married to film editor, Enzo Bartoccioli.

Rick Coonce (Erik Michael Coonce) - Died 2-25-2011 in Canada ( Rock ) Born 8-1-1946 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Beethovens and The 13th Floor who became The Grass Roots (They did, "Midnight Confessions" and "Wait A Million Years").

Manny van Oosten (aka The Godfather) - Died 2-25-2011 in Zwolle, The Netherlands - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( Rock ) Born 9-9-1955 - Guitarist - Worked with Blackout, To Elysium and Infernorama.

Mark Tulin (Mark Shalom Tulin) - Died 2-26-2011 ( Rock - Psychedelic ) Born 11-21-1948 - Bassist - Was a member of The Electric Prunes (They did, "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" and "Get Me To The World On Time") - Worked with Billy Corgan in Spirits In The Sky, The Backwards Clock Society and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Eddie Kirkland (aka Eddie Kirk) - Gypsy of the Blues - Died 2-27-2011 Crystal River, Florida, U.S. - Car accident ( Blues ) Born 8-16-1923 in Jamaica - Sang and played guitar and harmonica - (He did, "The Hawg") - Worked with John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding.

A. Frank Willis - Died 2-27-2011 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada - Cancer ( Folk ) He was 60 years old - Sang and played accordion, guitar, mandolin, kazoo and banjo - (He did, "Take Me As I Am" and "Life Goes On").

Jane Russell (Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell) - Died 2-28-2011 in Santa Maria, CA, U.S. - Respiratory related illness - Born 6-21-1921 in Bemidji, Minn., U.S. - Actress and singer - Was a member of The Four Girls (They did, "Do Lord") - Worked with The Kay Kyser Orchestra (They did, "As Long As I Live" and "Boin-n-n-ng!") and Frank Sinatra ("Kisses And Tears") - Appeared in the films, His Kind Of Woman, The Paleface and Double Dynamite.

Nick LaTour (Edgar Daniel Nixon Jr.) - Died 2-28-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Complications of cancer ( Spirituals - Civil Rights Anthems ) Born 1926 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. - Singer and actor - Son of civil rights activist, E.D. Nixon.

Emmy (Elsina Hidersha) - Died 2-28-2011 in Tirana, Albania - Hit by a car allegedly driven by her ex-boyfriend ( Pop ) Born 3-15-1989 in Skrapar, Albania - Singer - (She did, "A ma jep" and "Let It Play").

Charlie Robles (Carlos Robles Gonzalez) - Died 2-28-2011 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ( Rock ) Born 4-15-1943 in Jayuya, Puerto Rico - Singer and violinist - (He Did, "Anoche no Dormi" and "Amor Universal") - Worked with Los Romanticos, Leroy Sentiff And The Kandy Men, Paul Kohen And The Society Twisters and for Alfred D. Herger Productions.

John Pickering (John Winton Pickering) - Died 2-28-2011 in Houston,, TX, U.S. - Complications following a stroke ( Rock ) He was 77 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Picks who overdubed harmony backup vocals for Buddy Holly And The Crickets ("Oh Boy" and "Maybe Baby") - New Mexico Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Roc Dukati (Jamie Lee)  - Died 3-2-2011 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Shot ( Rap ) He was 29 years old - (He did, "How Ya Living").

Erling Kroner - Died 3-2-2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark - Cancer ( Jazz - Rock - Avantgarde ) Born 4-6-1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark - Trombonist - Worked with The Beijbom-Kroner Big Band, The Bari-Bone Connection, The Dixieland Stompers, John Tchicai and Melvis And His Gentlemen, Leif Johanssons, White Orange and The DR Big Band.

Monte Owens (Monteith P. Owens) - Died 3-3-2011 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Illness ( Doo-Wop ) Born 3-31-1936 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Mello-Moods (They did, "Where Are You" and "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night") and The Solitaires (They did,"Blue Valentine" and "Ghost Of A Chance") - Worked with The Caverliers and Jimmy Castor.

Johnny Preston (Johnny Preston Courville) - Died 3-4-2011 in Beaumont, TX, U.S. - Heart failure ( Pop - Rock ) Born 8-18-1939 in Port Arthur, TX, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Running Bear" and "Cradle Of Love") - Worked with The Shades.

Cato Walker (Cato T. Walker III) - Died 3-4-2011 - He was 61 years old - Saxophonist, manager and promoter - Worked with Lou Rawls, The Bar-Kays and B.B. King - Ran the record label, Strick 9.

Mark Leslie Adams Sr. - Died 3-5-2011  in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. ( Funk ) He was 51 years old - Born in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Young Mystics, Black Satin Soul and Slave (They did, "Slide" and "Just A Touch Of Love").

Duane Nelson - Found dead 3-6-2011 - He was 52 years old - He was the head of security for his brother Prince's Paisley Park company and tours.

Herman Ernest (Herman Roscoe Ernest III) - Did 3-6-2011 - Cancer ( Funk - Jazz ) He was 59 years old - Percussionist - Worked with Dr. John's Lower 911, Jeremy Davenport and Kermit Ruffins.

Bobby Phillips - Died 3-6-2011 ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The Carnations who became The Cadillacs (They did, "Gloria" and "Speedo").

Carl Rainge (Parmaley Rainge) - Died 3-6-2011 in Columbus,TN, U.S. - Illness ( Doo-Wop ) He was 74 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Spaniels - (They did, "You're Gonna Cry," and "Peace Of Mind").

Arnie Carruthers - Died 3-7-2011 n Spokane Valley - Bladder cancer ( Jazz ) He was 81 years old - Pianist - Worked with The Don Lawrence Orchestra.

Mike Starr (Michael Christopher Starr) - Found dead 3-8-2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. ( Grunge ) Born 4-4-1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Diamond Lie who became Alice In Chains (They did, "It Ain't Like That" and "Confusion") - Worked with Sun Red Sun (They did, "Final Curtain" and "Lock Me Up").

Bernard Lee (Bernard St. Clair Lee) - Died 3-8-2011 in Lake Elsinore, CA, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 1944 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Hues Corporation (They did, "Freedom For The Stallion" and "Rock The Boat").

Rita Guerrero - Died 3-11-2011 - Breast cancer ( Rock ) She was 47 years old - Singer - Was a member of Santa Sabina (They did, "El angel" and "La Daga").

Hugh Martin - Died 3-11-2011 in Encinitas, California, U.S. - Born 8-11-1914 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. - Composer and vocal coach - (Co-wrote, "The Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas") - Worked with Judy Garland.

Gerry Andal - Died 3-11-2011 - After a heart surgery ( Country ) He was 67 years old - Led Gerry Andal And The Roughriders.

Joe Morello (Joseph A. Morello) - Died 3-12-2011 Irvington, NJ, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 7-17-1928 in Springfield, MA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hank Garland And The Grand Old Opry, Tal Farlow, Stan Kenton, Phil Woods, Whitey Bernard, Art Pepper, Howard McGhee, Marian McPartland and The Dave Brubeck Quartet ("Blue Rondo A La Turk" and "Take Five").

Earl Murphy - Died 3-12-2011 - Heart attack ( Western Swing ) Born 6-21-1917 in Saline County, Mo., U.S. - Fiddler and guitarist - Worked with Strung Jury, The Normaltown Flyers and Southern Crescent.

Glyn Thomas (aka Eddie G Marten) Died 3-?-2011 ( Rock ) He was 68 years old - Singer - Led Eddie G Marten And The Falcons and The Sabres.

Ritchie Pickett (Ritchie Francis Pickett) - Died 3-13-2011 ( Country - Rock ) Born 2-16-1955 in Morrinsville, New Zealand - Singer, keyboardist and guitarist - Led Snuff and Ritchie Pickett And The Inlaws - Was a member of The Fat Band, Stingray Martini's Excellent Duckbeast, The Jones Boys  and The Disturbance - Worked with The Rattler, Graffiti and Think.

Melvin Sparks - Died 3-13-2011 in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S ( Jazz - Blues - R&B ) Born 3-22-1946 in Houston, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Johnny Hammond Smith, Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, The Upsetters, Sonny Stitt, Rusty Bryant, Jack McDuff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Earland, Leon Spencer, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hank Crawford, Red Holloway, Sonny Stitt and Lou Donaldson.

Owsley Stanley (Augustus Owsley Stanley III) (aka Bear) - Died 3-13-2011 near Mareeba, Queensland, Australia - Car accident - Born 1-19-1936 in Kentucky, U.S. - Sound engineer for The Grateful Dead  - Made live recordings of Johnny Cash, Blue Cheer, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix,Taj Mahal and Santana - Known for his Wall Of Sound system and manufacturing mass quantities of LSD.

Big Jack Johnson - Died 3-14-2011 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 7-30-1940 in Lambert, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Frank Frost And The Night Hawks, Big Jack Johnson And The Oilers and The Jelly Roll Kings (They did, "The Jelly Roll King" and "Catfish Blues").

Todd Cerney - Died 3-14-2011 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Melanoma ( Rock - Country - Blues ) Born 8-8-1953 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, mandolin, harmonica and keyboards and was a sound engineer - (Co-wrote Steve Holy's, "Good Morning Beautiful" and The Restless Heart's, "I'll Still Be Loving You") - Worked with The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Thom Shepherd And The Nashville Songwriters Band, The Dixie Chicks, Kenny Rogers and Levon Helm - His songs have been recorded by Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Four Tops, Ty Herndon and Cheap Trick.

Ronnie Hammond - Died 3-14-2011 in Forsyth, GA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 11-10-1950 - Singer - Was a member of The Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS) (They did, "Imaginary Lover" and "So Into You").

Smiley Culture (David Victor Emmanuel) - Died 3-15-2011 in Warlingham, Surrey, England - Stabbed himself ( Reggae ) Born 2-10-1963 in South London, England - Singer - (He did, "Cockney Translation" and "Police Officer").

Nate Dogg (Nathaniel Dwayne Hale) - Died 3-15-2011 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Hip Hop - Gospel ) Born 8-19-1969 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Was a member of 213 (They did, "Groupie Luv" and "So Fly") - Worked with  Dr. Dre, Warren G, Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Innate Praise.

Musa Juma (Musa Juma Mumbo) - Died 3-15-2011 - Pneumonia ( Benga - Rumba ) Born 12-6-1946 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Orchestra Limpopo International (They did, "Mercelina" and "Freddy") - Brother of musician, Omondi Tony.

Keith Fordyce (Keith Fordyce Marriott) - Died 3-15-2011 in Devon, England - Pneumonia - Born 10-15-1928 in Lincoln, England - Broadcaster - Was the host of TV's Thank Your Lucky Stars and Ready Steady Go!  which presented Donovan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and Cilla Black.

Armen Halburian - Died 3-16-2011 - He was 77 years old - Percussionist - Worked with  Herbie Mann,  Dave Liebman, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Lenny White, Cissy Houston, Jack DeJohnette and Marion McPartland.

Ferlin Husky (aka Terry Preston and Simon Crum) (Ferlin Eugene Husky) - Died 3-17-2011 - Heart failure ( Country - Gospel ) Born 12-3-1925 near Flat River, MO, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Wings Of A Dove" and "Gone") - Worked with Jean Shepard ("Dear John Letter") -  Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jet Harris (Terence Harris) - Died 3-18-2011 in Winchester, England - Throat cancer ( Rock - Jazz - Skiffle ) Born 7-6-1939 in Kingsbury, North London, England - Played guitar and bass - (He did, "It Bites" and "Shot To Pieces") - Was a member of The Drifters who became The Shadows (They did, "Apache" and "Guitar Tango") - Worked with Tony Crombie, The School Band, The Vipers Skiffle Group, The Delinquents, The Most Brothers and Tony Meehan.

Kym Bonython (Hugh Reskymer Bonython) - Died 3-19-2011 ( Jazz ) Born 9-15-1920 - Drummer, radio broadcaster and promoter - As a promoter he delt with Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and The Beatles.

Argentino Luna (Rodolfo Gimenez) (aka El Negro and El Gaucho de Madariaga) - Died 3-19-2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina ( Folk ) Born 6-21-1941 in General Madariaga, Argentina - Guitarist and singer - (He wrote, "Mire que lindo es mi país paisano" and "Desde el recuerdo te canto").

Aashid Himons (Archie P. Himons) (aka West Virginia Slim) - Died 3-19-2011 ( Reggae - R&B - Blues ) He was 68 years old - (He did, "All I Have To Do") - Was a member of The Unpredictable Parliaments, Little Archie And The Majestics and Afrikan Dreamland.

Ake Johansson - Died 3-19-2011 ( Jazz ) Born 1937 in Boras - Pianist - Worked with Archie Shepp, Rolf Billberg, Dexter Gordon, Opposite Corner, CBQ and Leo Wright.

Lew Gurow - Died 3-19-2011 - Cancer - Born 5-8-1949 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Ariel.

John Doukas  - Died 3-19-2011 in South Africa ( Rock ) He was 62 years old - Singer - Was a member of Purple Earthquake who became Earthquake (They did, "Finders Keepers" and "Little Cindy").

Kurt Hauenstein - Died 3-20-2011 in Vienna - Possible heart problem ( Pop - Dance ) Born 1-14-1949 in Vienna - Sang and played bass and keyboards - Was a member of Supermax (They did, "Love Machine" and "World Of Today") - Son of lyricist, Hans Hauenstein.

Ralph Mooney - Died 3-20-2011 in Kennedale, Texas, U.S. - Complications of cancer ( Country ) Born 9-16-1928 in Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S. - Played steel guitar - (Co-wrote, "Crazy Arms") - Worked with Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart, Wanda Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart and Merle Haggard.

Johnny Pearson (John Valmore Pearson) - Died 3-20-2011 ( Pop - Jazz ) Born 6-18-1925 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England - Pianist - Worked with The Rhythm Makers, The Malcolm Mitchell Trio, The Romance In Rhythm Orchestra, The Peter York Concert Orchestra, Cilla Black and The Top Of The Pops Orchestra.

Pinetop Perkins (Joseph William Perkins) - Died 3-21-2011 in Austin, Texas, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 7-7-1913 in Belzoni, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Worked with Robert Nighthawk, Earl Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Muddy Waters - Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Loleatta Holloway - Died 3-21-2011 - Heart failure ( Disco - Gospel - R&B ) Born 11-5-1946 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Hit and Run" and "Love Sensation") - Worked with The Caravans, Bunny Sigler, Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch and Dan Hartman - She was married to producer, Floyd Smith.

Frankie Sparcello (aka Shaggy) - Died 3-22-2011 ( Metal ) Bassist - Worked with Exhorder.

Zoogz Rift (Robert Pawlikowski) - Died 3-22-2011 - Complications of diabetes ( Experimental Rock ) Born 7-10-1953 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and wrestler - (He did, "Heart Attack" and "Hi Mom I'm Home").

Syd Kitchen - Died 3-23-2011 in Durban - Cancer - He was 60 years old - Singer and guitarist - He was half of the duo, The Kitchen Brothers - Was a member of Harry Was A Snake, Equinox, Syd Kitchen And The Utensils, Aquarian Quartet and The Flying Sombreros.

Ken Arcipowski - Died 3-23-2011 ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Jr. & The Counts, Randy & The Rainbows (They did, "Denise" and "Little Star"), The Triangle, Them And Us and Madison Street.

Mitch Dubey (Mitchell Dubey) - Died 3-24-2011 - Shot ( Punk ) He was 23 years old - Played bass, guitar, saxophone and trumpet - Worked with Swear Jar, Musth and The Flaming Tsunamis.

Joe Taylor - Died 3-24-2011 ( Country ) He was 89 years old - Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - Led The Red Birds.

Sir Lattimore Brown - Died 3-25-2011 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. - Hit by a car ( Blues ) Singer - (He did, "I Wish I Felt This Way At Home" and "It Hurts Me So").

Henrik Frykman - Died 3-25-2011 - Cancer ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Anti-bofors who became Disfear.

Aleksandr Barykin (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Barykin) - Died 3-26-2011 in Orenburg, Russia - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 2-18-1952 in Beryozovo Village of the Tyumen Region, USSR - Singer, bassist and guitarist - Worked with Dynamik and Karnawal - Collaborated with Vladimir Kuzmin, Igor Nikolaev, Alla Pugacheva and David Tukhmanov.

Carl Bunch - Died 3-26-2011 - Diabetes ( Rock ) Born 11-24-1939 in Big Spring, Texas, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Ronnie Smith And The Poor Boys, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Jr. and Roy Orbison.

Lula Cortes (Luis Augusto Martins Cortes) - Died 3-27-2011 in Recife, Brazil - Throat cancer ( Rock  ) He was 61 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Ze Ramalho (They did, "Pedra Templo Animal" and "Maracas de Fogo").

Kelvin Easton (aka Smegz) - Died 3-27-2011 in London, England - Stabbed ( Rap ) Born 1-11-1987 - (He did, "Pain And Loyalty" and "My Life").

Bill Griggs (William Frederick Griggs) - Died 3-29-2011 - Cancer - He was 69 years old - Born in Hartford, Conn., U.S. - Music historian - Created Reminiscing and the Rockin' 50s magazines - Founded The International Buddy Holly Memorial Society - He produced the first of 11 annual Buddy Holly Conventions in Lubbock, Texas that reunited The Crickets for the first time since Buddy Hollyís death - West Texas Walk Of Fame Inductee.

Ray Herr - Died 3-29-2011 - Esophageal cancer ( Rock ) He was 64 years old - Guitarist, bassist and singer - Was a member of Ides of March (They did, "Vehicle" and "Superman") - Worked with Second Story and The Orphanage.

Barney Barnwell - Died 3-29-2011 in Spartanburg, SC, U.S. ( Bluegrass - Rock ) He was 58 years old - Played fiddle - Was a member of The Plum Hollow Band (They did, "Campbeller" and "Who In The World Wants To Be A Hippie").

Harley Allen (Harley Lee Allen) - Died 3-30-2011 in Brentwood, Tenn., U.S. - Cancer ( Country ) Born 1-23-1956 - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - Worked with The Allen Brothers - His songs have been recorded by Alan Jackson ("Everything I Love"), George Jones ("The Man He Was"), Alison Krauss ("It Doesn't Matter"), Linda Rondstadt ("High Sierra"), Ricky Skaggs ("A Simple Life"), Garth Brooks ("Rollin") and Dierks Bentley ("My Last Name") - Husband of singer, Debbie Nims Allen and son of singer, Red Allen.

Mel McDaniel - Died 3-31-2011 - A result of a previous heart attack ( Country ) Born 9-6-1942 in Checotah, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" and "Louisiana Saturday Night").

Dennis Maitland (Dennis L. Maitland) - Died 4-1-2011 in New York, U.S. - He was 80 years old - Sound mixer - Worked with Sarah Vaughn, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald - Worked on the films, Up The Down Staircase, Mars Attacks!, Days Of The Condor, The Prince Of Tides and Moonstruck.

Vadim Gluhov (aka Wadim Gluchow) - Found dead 4-1-2011 - He had been missing since 1-18-2011 - Possible alcohol poisoning ( Punk ) Born 8-25-1965 - Guitarist  - Was a member of Sektor Gaza.

Richard Patterson - Died 4-2-2011 - Neurological disorder ( Pop ) Born 1944 - Drummer - Was a member of The Esquires (They did, "So Many Other Boys" and "Cry Is All I Do"), Canada Goose, The Children and 3's A Crowd.

Calvin Russell (Calvert Russell Kosler) - Died 4-3-2011 in Garfield, Texas, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Country ) Born 11-1-1948 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "A Crack In Time" and "One Meat Ball") - Was a member of The Cavemen.

Scott Columbus - Died 4-4-2011 ( Metal ) He was 54 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Manowar.

Ian Greenwood (aka Ian Stevens) - Died 4-5-2011 - Cancer ( Rock - Funk - Soul ) He was 55 years old - Singer, guitarist and keyboardist - Worked with International Rescue and Northern Souled.

Gil Robbins (Gilbert Lee Robbins)- Died 4-5-2011 in Esteban Cantu, Mexico - Prostate cancer ( Folk ) Born 4-3-1931 in Spokane, Washington, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Cumberland Three and The Highwaymen - Father of actor, Tim Robbins and husband of musician, Mary Robbins.

Coyote McCloud (aka Bill Scott) - Died 4-6-2011 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 8-31-1942 - Shock Jock - (He did, "Where's The Beef?" with Clara Peller and "Nitty Gritty Rock And Roll") - Was an on air voice for CMTV.

Matt The Batt (Matthew A. Calicoat) - Died 4-6-2011 ( Punk ) He was 38 years old - Played synthesizer and theremin - Was a member of The Dead Vampires (They did, "City Of Vampires" and "Abra Cadaver").

Tal Herzberg - Died 4-7-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness - Born 1969 in Tel-Aviv, Israel - Engineer, mixer, producer, guitarist and bassist - Worked with Ofra Haza and Lady Gaga - Was an engineer and/or mixer for The Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Carlton and Christina Aguilera.

Bill Pitcock IV - Died 4-7-2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. - Cancer ( Pop - Rock - R&B ) He was 58 years old - Guitarist - (He did, "Play What You Mean" and "One Track Mind") - Worked with his father's band Billy Pitcock And His Orchestra, The Mystery Band, The Dwight Twilley Band ("I'm On Fire" and "Looking For The Magic"), Michelle Brown, Phil Seymour ("Don't Blow Your Life Away") and Musicians Of Mass Destruction.

Roger Nichols (Roger S. Nichols) (aka The Immortal) - Died 4-9-2011 in Burbank, CA, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 9-22-1944 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Recording engineer and producer - Worked with Steely Dan, John Denver, Frank Zappa, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills And Nash, Roy Orbison, Cass Elliot, Toots Thielemans, Rickie Lee Jones, Kenny Loggins, Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Diana Ross, Eddie Murphy, Michael McDonald and James Taylor - Husband of singer, Connie Reeder Nichols.

Randy Wood (Randolph Clay Wood) - Died 4-9-2011 in La Jolla, CA, U.S. - Complications from injuries he received in a fall - Born 3-30-1917 or 1918 in Morrison or McMinnville, TN, U.S. - Founder of Randy's Record Shop, Dot Records and Ranwood Records - His record labels released recordings by Pat Boone, Lawrence Welk, Billy Vaughn, Gale Storm, Tab Hunter, The Del Vikings, The Fontane Sisters, The Surfaris and The Hilltoppers.

Phil Roberts - Died 4-10-2011- He was 49 years old - Cancer - Guitarist - Worked with Haunted Mary, The Fury,  Black Pearl and The Difference.

Lacy Gibson - Died 4-11-2011 - Heart attack - Born 1936 in Salisbury, NC, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "My Love Is Real" and "Switchy Titchy") - Worked with Buddy Guy and Son Seals.

Billy Bang (William Vincent Walker) - Died 4-11-2011 in Harlem, New York, U.S. - Lung cancer? ( Jazz ) Born 9-20-1947 in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. - Violinist - Was a member of The String Trio Of New York - Worked with Sun Ra.

Donald Mayberry - Died 4-12-2011 in Farmington Hills - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 60 years old - Born in Columbia, TN, U.S. - Bassist - Worked with Lena Horne, Dorothy Ashby, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, David Bowie, Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey.

Ben Andrews (Benjamin Michael Andrews) - Died 4-13-2011 in Martinsburg, WV, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 9-27-1959 in Belgrade, Serbia - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Blue Rider Trio (They did, "Easy Rider") - Founding member of The D.C. Blues Society.

Arie Wibowo - Died 4-14-2011 in in West Jakarta - Heart attack - Born 4-15-1952 - Guitarist and singer -  (He did, "Madu dan Racun" and "Singkong dan Keju")

Kent Morrill - Died 4-15-2011 in Tacoma - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 70 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of The Fabulous Wailers (They did, "Dirty Robber" and "Tall Cool One").

Henryk Zomerski (aka Janusz Horski) - Died 4-16-2011 in Opole, Poland ( Rock ) Keyboardist and bassist - Born 12-9-1942 in Starogard Gdanski, Poland - Worked with Niebiesko-Czarni, Czerwonych Gitar, Waganci and Pieciolinie.

Jimmy Pagano - Died 4-17-2011 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S. - Stabbed while trying to stop a bar fight ( Rock - Blues - Country ) He was 54 years old - Drummer and promoter - Worked with The Untamed Band.

Mary Robbins - Died 4-17-2011 in Esteban Cantu, Mexico - Heart arrhythmia - She was 78 years old - Musician - Mother of actor, Tim Robbins and wife of singer, Gil Robbins.

Margot Smith - Died 4-17-2011 - Complications associated with alcohol abuse ( Alternative ) Born 1966 - Singer - (She did, "Everything" and "Fall Down") - Worked with Steve Kilbey.

Eddie Burris (Roy Edward Burris) - Died 4-19-2011 in Tulsa, OK, U.S. - He was 79 years old - Born in Tulsa, OK, U.S. - Drummer - (He co-wrote, "Okie From Muskogee") - Worked with Merle Haggard in The Strangers.

Jim Dickson - Died 4-19-2011 in Costa Mesa, CA, U.S. - He was 80 years old - Born in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Producer - Managed The Byrds - Produced The Dillards, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Hillmen.

David Hebert (aka Bones) - Died 4-?-2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. - Shot by police ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of Tragos (They did, "Echos Of Decay" and Life").

Gerard Smith (Gerard A. Smith) - Died 4-20-2011 ( Rock ) Lung cancer - He was 36 years old - Bassist, singer and keyboardist - Was a member of TV On The Radio (They did, "Second Song" and "No Future Shock").

Matt LaPorte (Matthew LaPorte) - Died 4-20-2011 - Possible heart failure ( Metal ) He was 40 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Jon Oliva's Pain (They did, "Maniacal Renderings" and "Timeless Fligh").

Ron Allford - Died 4-20-2011 near Chesterton - Car accident - He was 42 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Plastic Buzz (They did, "One Shot" and Beautiful Thing").

Yoshiko Tanaka (aka Sue) - Died 4-21-2011 - Breast cancer ( Pop ) Born 4-8-1956 in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan - Actress and singer - Was a member of The Candies (They did, "Hohoemi Gaeshi" and "Heart Dorobo").

Joe Pennell - Died 4-21-2011 - He was 66 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Rivieras (They did, "California Sun").

Anne Bushnell (Anne Kavanagh) - Died 4-21-2011 ( Torch - Cabaret - Jazz - Folk ) She was 72 years old - Born in South Dublin - Singer and actress - Appeared in the musicals, No Regrets and Innish - Was a member of Family Pride - Worked with The RTE Light Orchestra, Noel Kelehan, Jim Farley, Johnny Logan, The Jim Doherty Band, Joe Dolan and Ronnie Drew - Mother of musician, Paul Bushnell and singer, Suzanne Bushnell.

Hazel Dickens (Hazel Jane Dickens) - Died 4-22-2011 ( Bluegrass ) Born 6-1-1935 in Mercer County, West Virginia, U.S. - Singer, double bassist and guitarist - (She did, "You'll Get No More Of Me" and "It's Hard To Tell The Singer From The Song") - She was half of the duo, Hazel And Alice (They did, "Pretty Bird" and "My Better Years") - Her songs have been recorded by Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Kathy Mattea - West Virginia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Norio Ohga (aka Norio Oga) - Died 4-23-2011 - Born 1-29-1930 in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan - Opera singer - Was a president, CEO and a chairman of Sony Corporation - Helped develop the compact disc.

Huey P. Meaux (aka The Crazy Cajun) - Died 4-23-2011 - Born 3-10-1929 in Louisiana, U.S. - Recording studio owner and producer - Produced Barbara Lynn, Big Sambo And The Housewreckers, The Triumphs, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter and Sunny And The Sunliners.

Tom King - Died 4-23-2011 in Wickliffe, Ohio, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 68 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Starfires who became The Outsiders (They did, "Time Won't Let Me" and "Girl In Love").

Dutch Tilders (Matthew Tilders) - Australia's Godfather of the Blues - Died 4-23-2011 in Melbourne, Australia - Lung cancer ( Blues ) Born 8-29-1941 in Nijmegen in The Netherlands - Sang and played guitar and harmonica - Was a member of The Elks, The Cyril B Bunter Band, Mickey Finn and The R&B Six - Worked with Kevin Borich, Taj Mahal, John Mayall, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and BB King.

Poly Styrene (Marian Joan Elliott-Said) (aka Mari Elliot) - Died 4-25-2011 in Hastings, Sussex, England - Breast cancer ( Punk ) Born 7-3-1957 in Bromley, Kent, England - Singer - (She did, "Toytown" and "Goodbye") - Was a member of X-Ray Spex (They did, "The Day The World Turned Day-Glo" and "Oh Bondage Up Yours!").

Tanya Rose - Died 4-25-2011 in La Mesa - Pancreatic cancer ( Folk ) Born 3-30-1937 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Buffalo Chip Kickers.

Phoebe Snow (Phoebe Ann Laub) - Died 4-26-2011 in Edison, NJ, U.S. - Complications from a 2010 brain hemorrhage ( Jazz - Pop - Rock - Soul ) Born 7-17-1952 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Poetry Man" and "Sweet Disposition") - Worked with Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt,  Boz Scaggs, Cyndi Lauper, Roger Daltrey, Chaka Khan, Lou Rawls, Buddy Miles, Al Green, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Laurie Anderson, Garland Jeffreys, Jewel, Donald Fagen,  Billy Joel, Queen and Jackson Browne.

Dag Stokke - Died 4-27-2011 - Cancer ( Metal - Glam ) Born 4-1-1967 in Gjovik, Norway - Keyboardist and mastering engineer - Worked with TNT and Vagabond.

Alf Hind - Died 4-27-2011 - Born 4-26-1933 in Darlington - Played cornet - Led The Alf Hind Big Band.

David Mason - Died 4-29-2011 - Leukemia - Born in 1926 in London, England - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - (Played on The Beatles, "Penny Lane" and "A Day In The Life") - Worked with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The New Philharmonia Orchestra, The English Chamber Orchestra and The Covent Garden Opera.

Deacon Anderson (James Anderson) - Died 4-30-2011 in Montgomery, TX, U.S. - He was 86 years old - Played steel guitar - (He co-wrote, "Ragg-Mopp" and "Red Hot Flame").

Hume Paton - Died 4-30-2011 - Heart attack - On the Caribbean Island of Grenada ( Rock ) Born 10-6-1945 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Poets (They did, "Now We're Thruí" and "That's The Way It's Got To Be").

Joe Hill - Died 4-?-2011 ( Do-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The 4 Hearts, The 5 Dukes, Bennie Woods And The Rockin' Townies and The Castaleers (They did, "My Baby's All Right" and "That's Why I Cry").

Shololo Mothle (Ernest Mothle) - Died 5-2-2011 in Mamelodi, Pretoria - Complications of diabetes ( Jazz ) Born 12-2- 1941 in Lady Selborne, Tshwane - Played bass - Worked with Alf Herbert's African Jazz And Variety, Johnny Mekoa, Tete Mbambisa, Mike Osborne, Pat Matshikiza, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Abigail Khubeka, Thandi Klaasen, Busi Mhlongo, Spirit Level, The Heshoo Beshoo Group, Errol Clark, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp Jimmy Witherspoon, Courtney Pine, Trevor Watts, Robert Wyatt and Mike Oldfield.

Speedy West (Gary West)- Died 5-2-2011 - Lung cancer- He was 58 years old - Born in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Maya and The Clique.

Odell Brown Jr. - Died 5-3-2011 in Richfield, Minn., U.S. - Born 1938 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. ( Soul - Jazz ) Keyboardist - (Co-wrote, "Sexual Healing") - Led Odell Brown And The Organizers - Worked with Marvin Gaye, Johnny Nash and Minnie Riperton - He had been married to musician, Barbara Whiteman.

Kaz Smith (Kenneth Smith) - Died 5-3-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Brain cancer - He was 43 years old - Was a music manager at DreamWorks SKG working on films such as American Beauty, Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

Velzoe Brown - Died 5-4-2011 in Santa Cruz ( Jazz ) Born 3-1-1910 in Nebraska, U.S. - Pianist and trombonist - Was a member of The Pollyanna Syncopators and The Upbeats.

Michael Meldrum (Michael G. Meldrum) - Died 5-5-2011 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Liver disease ( Folk ) Born 2-15-1951 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Helped with Ani DiFranco's career - Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Nigel Pickering (Fredy Ray Pickering) - Died 5-5-2011 in St. Augustine - Liver Cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 6-15-1930 in Pontiac, Mich., U.S. - Singer, bassist and guitarist - Was a member of The Folksters and Spanky And Our Gang (They did, "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Like To Get To Know You").

Swjatoslaw Zaderij - Died 5-6-2011 - Hemorrhagic stroke - Born 6-30-1960 - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Alisa and Nate.

John Walker (John Joseph Maus) - Died 5-7-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Pop ) Born 11-12-1943 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Annabella") - Was half of the duo John And Judy (They did, "Bother Me Baby" and "You Can't Have My Love") and was a member of John, Judy And The Newports, Judy And The Gents and The Walker Brothers (They did, "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" and "Make It Easy On Yourself") - At one time married to singer, Kathy Young.

Joey Knight (Joey Vautour) - Died 5-7-2011 ( Country - Gospel ) Born 1955 in Minto, New Brunswick, Canada - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Weakness Tonight" and "Midnight Whispers") - New Brunswick Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Minto Wall Of Fame Inductee.

Lionel Rose (Lionel Edward Rose) - Died 5-8-2011 in Warragul, Victoria, Australia - Illness ( Country ) Born 6-21-1948 in Jackson's Track, Warragul, Victoria, Australia - Singer and boxing champion - (He did, " Thank You" and "Please Remember Me").

Jesus Adolfo Rayos Otanos - Died 5-8-2011 in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico - Heart failure after being shot when his group refused to play requests for a group of men - He was 30 years old - Played clarinet - Was a member of Hermanos Baldenegro.

Cornell Dupree (aka Uncle Funky) - Died 5-8-2011 ( R&B - Soul - Jazz ) Born 12-19-1942 - Guitarist - Led Cornell Dupree's Soul Survivors - Was a member of Stuff - Played in the original Saturday Night Live band - Worked with King Curtis, Miles Davis, Sam Cooke, Jimi Hendrix, Brook Benton ("Rainy Night In Georgia"), Fats Domino,  Archie Shepp, Grover Washington Jr., Bill Withers, Peter Wolf, Donny Hathaway, Lena Horne, Wilson Pickett, Sam And Dave, Miles Davis, Duane Allman, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin ("Respect") and Joe Cocker.

Andy Marshall (Andy K. Marshall) - Died 5-8-2011 in Cottesloe - Eight days after he was thrown from a window - He was 29 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Rich Widow.

Ivo Pesak - Died 5-9-2011 in Prague, Czech Republic - Complications after by pass surgery ( Rock - Country - Dixieland ) Born 9-7-1944 in Jaromer, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia - Singer, comedian and clarinetist - Was a member of Rockec Ivo Pesaka (They did, "Jan Hodny" and "Rychly Gonzales") - Worked with The Ivana Mladka Banjo Band (They did, "Jozin z bazin" and "Svadlenka Madlenka").

Dolores Fuller (Dolores Eble) - Died 5-9-2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Born 3-10-1923 in South Bend, Ind., U.S. - Actress and song writer - (She co-wrote, "Rock-a-Hula Baby" and "Someone To Tell It To") - Her songs have been recorded by Nat King Cole, Shelley Fabares, Terry Stafford, Peggy Lee and Elvis Presley - Appeared in the Ed Wood films, Glen Or Glenda and Jail Bait.

Stanley Wright (aka Suleiman-Hakim) - Found dead 5-10-2011 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Stabbed ( Jazz ) He was 61 years old - Played bass, piano and drums - Father of actress, N'Bushe Wright.

Zim Ngqawana - Died 5-10-2011 in Johannesburg -  After a stroke ( Jazz ) Born 12-25-1959 - Flautist and saxophonist - Was a member of Ingoma - Worked with Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim.

Norma Zimmer (Norma Larsen) - The Champagne Lady - Died 5-10-2011 in Brea, CA, U.S. - Born 7-13-1923 in Larson, Idaho, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Girl Friends Quartet who worked with Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra,  Perry Como, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin - Worked with The Norman Luboff Choir, The Ken Darby Singers and The Pete King Chorale - Appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show for 22 years.

John Carter (John S. Carter) - Died 5-10-2011 in Palm Springs - He was 65 years old - Born in Oklahoma, U.S. - A&R man, songwriter, producer and manager - (He co-wrote The Strawberry Alarm Clock's, "Incense And Peppermints" and The Rainy Daze's, "That Acapulco Gold") - Worked with Bob Seger, Steve Miller, Tina Turner, Melissa Etheridge, The Motels, Tonio K, Paula Cole, Bob Welch, Sammy Hagar and Chickenfoot - Worked for A&M, Atlantic, Chrysalis, Island and Capitol Records.

Snooky Young (Eugene Young) - Died - 5-11-2011 ( Jazz ) Born 2-3-1919 in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - Worked with The Tonight Show Band, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, Jimmie Lunceford, Doc Severinsen, B.B. King, The Band, Gerald Wilson, Marshall Royal, Count Basie, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins, Pee Wee Russel and Lionel Hampton.

Frank Lacy (Frank L. Lacy Sr.) - Died 5-11-2011 ( Jazz - Blues ) Born 1924 - Guitarist - Worked with his son, Ku-umba Frank Lacy and with Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Arnett Cobb, Milt Larkin,  Don Wilkerson, Illinois Jacquet and Johnny Fontenett.

Lloyd Knibb - Died 5-12-2011 in Kingston, Jamaica ( Ska - Reggae ) Born 3-8-1931 - Drummer - Worked with The Val Bennett Band, Eric Dean, Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Duke Reid, Sonia Pottinger, The Skatalites and Tommy McCook And The Supersonics - Father of singer, Dion Knibb.

Piotr Zyzelewicz (aka Stopa)- Died 5-12-2011 in Warsaw, Poland - Stroke ( Punk - Reggae - Jazz Rock ) Born 3-31-1965 - Drummer - Was a member of Voo Voo, Brygada Kryzys, Armia, SALT-10, Izrael, Toya Blues, 2Tm2,3, Kltura and Moskwa.

Jack Richardson - Died 5-13-2011 - Born 7-23-1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Producer and double-bassist - Was a member of The Westernaires - Worked with The Guess Who, Alice Cooper, The Irish Rovers,  Bob Seger, Badfinger, Rough Trade, Moxy, Poco, The Canadian Brass and Max Webster - Father of music producer and engineer, Garth Richardson.

Stanley Evans - Died 5-13-2011 ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The Guytones (They did, "Baby I Don't Care" and "Your Heart's Bigger Than Mine").

Bob Flanigan - Died 5-15-2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Jazz - Pop ) Born 8-22-1926 in Greencastle, Indiana, U.S. - Sang and played trombone and bass - Was a member of The Toppers who became The Four Freshmen (They did, "It's A Blue World" and "Mood Indigo").

Sigidi Abdullah - Died 5-?-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Soul ) Born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - (Wrote The SOS Band's, "Take Your Time (Do It Right)").

M-Bone (Mante Ray Talbert) - Died 5-16-2011 in Inglewood,  CA, U.S. - Shot ( Hip Hop ) He was 22 years old - Was a member of Cali Swag District (They did, "Teach Me How To Dougie" and "Where You Are").

Jim Rothermel - Died 5-16-2011 - Complications of leukemia ( Rock - Jazz - Classical - Blues - New Age ) Born 9-29-1941 in Panama - Played saxophone, clarinet, recorder, flute and harmonica - Worked with Jerry Garcia, Van Morrison, Jesse Colin Young, Charlie Byrd, Sammy Price, Art Garfunkel, Maria Muldaur, Harold Jones And The Bossmen, Boz Scaggs, Ted Shaefer's Jelly Roll Jazz Band, The Pointer Sisters, The Chambers Brothers, The Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, Mimi Farina, Leon Redbone, Dr. John, The Temptations, Buddy DeFranco and Doc Fingers.

James Cooke (aka Curley) - Died 5-16-2011 - Cancer ( Rock - Blues  ) Born 11-12-1944 in Wausau, Wis., U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Steve Miller Band (They did, "Sacrifice" and "You Send Me") - Worked with Cooke And Green, James Cotton, Boz Skaggs, Mother Earth, Double Cookin and Blues To Burn.

Sean Dunphy - Died 5-17-2011 ( Showband ) Born 11-30-1937 - Singer - Was a member of The Hoedowners (They did, "When The Fields Were White With Daisies" and "Lonely Woods Of Upton") - Father of musician, Brian Dunphy of The High Kings.

Martin Jenkins - Died 5-17-2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria - Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 7-17-1946 in London, England - Played violin, flute, cello, bass, guitar and mandocello and sang - Worked with Hedgehog Pie, Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla, Shirley Collins, Whippersnapper and Dando Shaft - Husband of singer, Kalinka Vulcheva.

James Brown-Robinson - Died 5-17-2011 - Complications from cancer surgery ( Doo-Wop ) He was 78 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Guytones (They did, "Your Heart's Bigger Than Mine" and "You Won't Let Me Go").

Kathy Kirby (Kathleen O'Rourke) - Died 5-19-2011 in London, England - Illness ( Pop ) Born 10-20-1938 in Ilford, Essex, England - Singer - (She did, "The Way Of Love" and a remake of, "Secret Love").

Joe Mogotsi (aka Kolie) - Doed 5-19-2011 in Johannesburg - Illness - Singer - Was a member of The Manhattan Brothers (They did, "Lovely Lies").

Gary Dreyfuss - Died 5-19-2011 - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 59 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Swami Gone Bananas.

Randy Savage (aka Macho Man) (Randall Mario Poffo) - Died 5-20-2011 in Seminole, Florida, U.S. - Car accident after a heart attack while driving ( Rap ) Born 11-15-1952 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. - Wrestler for the WWF, the WCW and TNA and was a singer - (He did, "Macho Thang" and "Tear It Up") - Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Corina Carrera - Died 5-20-2011 in Tampa, FL, U.S. ( Blues - Jazz - Broadway - Cuban Afro ) Pulmonary fibrosis - Born 7-2-1938 - Singer - Worked with La Sonora Matancera.

Twan Fleuren - Died 5-21-2011 - Suicide ( Metal ) Bassist - Worked with Occult and Legion Of The Damned.

Kenn Taylor - Died 5-21-2011 - Cancer ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of DC Star (They did, "Is It You").

Martin Winch - Died 5-21-2011 ( Rock - Jazz - Blues ) Born 2-28-1949 - Guitarist - (He did, "Fields Of Gold") - Was a member of The Mermaids and Dr Tree (They did, "Vulcan Worlds" and "Transition").

Joseph Brooks - Suicide by asphyxiation - Died 5-22-2011 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Pop ) Born 3-11-1938 in New York, NY, U.S. - Pianist, screenwriter, director and producer - (He wrote Debby Boone's, "You Light Up My Life") - He also wrote jingles for Pepsi and Maxwell House.

Faye Treadwell (Fayrene Treadwell) (Fayrene Lavern Johnson) - Died 5-22-2011 in Burbank - Complications of breast cancer - Born 5-9-1926 in Okolona, Arkansas, U.S. - Was a manager for The Drifters - Wife of music manager, George Treadwell.

Pilu Momtaz - Died 5-23-2011 in Dhaka - Heart attack ( Bangla Pop ) She was 52 years old - Born in Dhaka - Singer - (She did, "Ekdin Tho Choley Jabo" and "Chara Gaachh-e Phool Phuitachhey") - Daughter of musician, Ustad Momtaz Ali.

Roger Franklin - Died 5-23-2011 ( Musicials ) He was 84 years old - Singer and actor - Appeared in Broadway's, West Side Story, The Vamp and Canterbury Tales.

Don Allison (aka Donnie Allison) - Died 5-24-2011 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 49 years old - Born in Wichita Falls - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Impeccable and The JDs - Worked with The Nelsons ("I Don't Mind") and The P.J. Belly Blues Band.

Mikey Wild (Michael A. DeLuca) - Died 5-25-2011 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Punk ) He was 56 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "I Was Punk Before You Were A Punk, Punk" and "Die, Die, Die") - Worked with The Magic Lantern, The Mess and Scareho.

Larry Kinley - Died 5-25-2011 in East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 68 years old - Born in Evanston - Singer - Worked with The Frank Vincent Trio - Appeared on TV's, The Uncle Al Show and The Merv Griffin Show.

Peter Boom - Died 5-26-2011 in Bagnaia, Viterbo, Italy - Possible heart attack - Born 3-31-1936 in Bloemendaal, Noord-Holland, Netherlands - Singer, songwriter and actor - (He did, "Necklace Of Pearls" and "Song Of The Cowboy") - Wrote songs for Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai and Marcello Giombini.

Jeff Conaway (Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway) - Died 5-27-2011 in Encino, CA, U.S. - Complications of pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 10-5-1950 in New York, NY, U.S. - Actor, singer and guitarist - (He did, "City Boy" and "I Don't Want To Be Alone Tonight") - Was a member of 3 1/2 who opened for Herman's Hermits, The Young Rascals and The Animals - Worked with Vikki Lizzi - Acted in the musical Grease and portrayed Bobby Wheeler on TV's, Taxi.

Gil Scott-Heron (Gilbert Scott-Heron) - Died 5-27-2011 in New York, NY, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz - Funk ) Born 4-1-1949 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer, keyboardist, guitarist, poet and author - (He did, "Johannesberg" and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") - Was a member of Black & Blues - Worked witn Brian Jackson, Blackalicious and Ron Holloway.

Rainer Opiela - Died 5-27-2011 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-26-1962 - Singer and flute player - Was a member of Seven Boots. (They did, "Knife In My Back" and "Nothing To Say").

Juliette Koka (Koka Wollman) - Died 5-28-2011 in Edgewater ( Cabaret ) She was 87 years old - Born in Karelia, Finland - Singer - She portrayed Edith Piaf in, "Piaf Ö A Remembrance".

Alys Robi (Alice Robitaille) - Died 5-28-2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ( Torch - Jazz ) Born 2-3-1923 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - Singer - (She did, "Tico Tico" and "Chica Chica Boom Chic").

Paul Filben (Paul Joseph Filben Sr.) - Died 5-28-2011 in Mobile, AL, U.S. - Born 5-18-1930 in Wheeling, WV, U.S. - Played trumpet and was an activist for religious tolerance - Was a member of The Flamingo Orchestra and Carnival - Worked with Bill Lagman and Bob Schultz.

Ernestine Mercer (aka Ernie Babe) - Died 5-29-2011 in Adams Township, PA, U.S. - Illness ( Cabaret ) Born 3-24-1924 in Amarillo, Texas, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "Love For Sale) - Appeared in the musicals, "Gypsy" and "No, No Nanette" - Acted in the film, 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag and on TV's, The Young And The Restless, The Jeffersons and Punky Brewster.

Alexander Pomaraew - Died 5-30-2011 - Shot ( Rock ) Born 10-5-1979 - Bassist - Was a member of Mortwyje Delphiny.

Greg Clarke - Died 5-?-2011 in Sydney, Australia - Possible heart attack - He was 50 years old - Was a tour manager for Billy Thorpe and Rose Tattoo.

Rudy Williams (Rudolph Williams) - The Mayor of Beale Street - Found dead 5-31-2011, he had been missing for a week ( Jazz ) He was 70 years old - Trumpeter.

Mark Smith (Mark Heber Smith) - Died 5-31-2011 in Bethlehem, PA, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1959 - Sang and played harmonica - Was a member of The Creatures Of The Golden Dawn (They did, "Arabat Row" and "Feels Like The End Of The World").

Steve  Schmidt (aka Sharkey) - Died 6-?-2011 ( Doo-Wop ) He was 61 years old - Singer - Was a member of Reunion (They did a version of, "Wonderful Tonight").

Manolo Otero (Manuel Otero Aparicio) - Died 6-1-2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Liver cancer - Born 6-25-1942 in Madrid, Spain - Singer and actor - (He did, "Maria no mas" and "Bella mujer") - Was married to showgirl, Maria Jose Cantudo.

Bobby Fiocco (Robert J. Fiocco) - Died 6-2-2011 in North Providence, RI, U.S. - He was 74 years old - Born in Providence, RI, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Blue Jays Band.

Ray Bryant (Raphael Homer Bryant) - Died 6-2-2011 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz - Blues ) Born 12-24-1931 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Pianist - (He wrote, "Blues Changes" and "Cubano Chant") - Led The Ray Bryant Trio - Worked with Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Aretha Franklin, Coleman Hawkins, Jimmy Rushing, Dizzy Gillespie and Melba Liston - Uncle of musicians, Kevin Eubanks, Duane Eubanks and Robin Eubanks and singer, Jennifer Bryant - Brother of bassist, Tommy Bryant and drummer, Len Bryant.

Sergey Bogaev - Died 6-2-2011 ( Rock ) Born 12-22-1961 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Oblachnyj Kraj.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Jacob Kevorkian) (aka Doctor Death) - Died 6-3-2011 in Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S. - Kidney and heart problems and pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 5-26-28 in Pontiac, Michigan, U.S. - Composer, flautist, organist, pathologist, painter and right to die activist - (He did, "A Very Still Life" and "In Strange Loops") - Led The The Morpheus Quintet - Assisted in about 130 patients suicides.

Andrew Gold (Andrew Maurice Gold) - Died 6-3-2011 - Heart attack ( Pop - Rock ) Born 8-2-1951 in Burbank, CA, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer, saxophonist and trombonist - (He did, "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You For Being A Friend") - Was a member of Bryndle (They did, "Woke Up This Morning") and Wax (They did, "Right Between The Eyes" and "Bridge To Your Heart") - Worked with Linda Ronstadt ("You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved"), Stephen Bishop, John Lennon, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, 10cc, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Ringo Starr and Art Garfunkel - Son of singer, Marni Nixon and composer, Ernest Gold.

Benny Spellman (Benjamin J.  Spellman) - Died 6-3-2011 - Respiratory failure ( R&B ) Born 12-11-1931 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)" and "Fortune Teller") - Worked with Allen Toussaint, Earl King ("Trick Bag"), Huey Piano Smith, Ernie K-Doe ("Mother-in-Law"), Wilson Pickett, The Neville Brothers and The O'Jays - Father of singer, Judy Spellman - Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dimi Mint Abba (Loula Bint Siddaty Ould Abba) - Diva of the Desert - Died 6-4-2011 in Casablanca, Morocco - Brain hemorrhage due to a stage accident days earlier - Born 12-25-1958 - Sang and played the ardin - (She wrote, "Hailala" and "Koumba bay bay").

Andreas P. Nielsen  - Died 6-4-2011 - Born 1953 in Kolding - Was half of the duo, Draesinebanden with his wife, Inge-Marie (They did, "Jeg havde engang en bad" a cover of Sloop John B and "Ah, disse minder").

Martin Rushent (Martin Charles Rushent) - Died 6-4-2011 - Born 7-11-1948 in Enfield, Middlesex, England - Producer and keyboardist - (He did, "Itchy Hips") - Produced or engineered records for David Essex, T. Rex, Pete Shelley, Fleetwood Mac, Gentle Giant, Altered Images, The Go-Go's, Yes, Shirley Bassey The Buzzcocks, Hazel O'Connor, Generation X, Killa Kela, XTC, 999 and The Stranglers - Father of singer and guitarist, James Rushent.

Frankie Toler (David Frankie Toler) - Died 6-4-2011 in Bradenton - Illness after a liver transplant ( Rock ) Born 6-28-1951 - Drummer - Was a member of The Toler Bro's - Worked with Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Allman Brothers Band ("Straight From The Heart"), Gregg Allman ("Iím No Angel"), Lynyrd Skynard, .38 Special and The Marshall Tucker Band - Brother of guitarist, Dan Toler.

Gavin O'Connor - Died 6-4-2011 in Drogheda, Ireland - Assaulted by a gang as they stole his car ( Rock ) He was 22 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Climax.

Mason Betz - Died 6-4-2011 - Drug overdose ( Rock ) He was 21 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Here We Go Again") - Was a member of Talent By Mistake and Paul Revere.

Kevin Kavanaugh (Kevin W. Kavanaugh) - Died 6-4-2011 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 11-27-1951 in West Orange, NJ, U.S. - Keyboardist and singer - Was a member of Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes (They did, "Hearts Of Stone" and "Love On The Wrong Side Of Town") - Worked with The Disciples of Soul, The High Voltage Brothers, Joel Krauss, Bob Burger, Marc Ribler, Billy Morris, Cats On A Smooth Surface, Harry Filkin and Bobby Bandiera.

Azam Khan (Mahbubul Haque Khan) - Died 6-5-2011 - Cancer ( Bengali Pop ) Born 2-28-1950 - Singer (He did, "Ami Jare Chaire" and "Ore Saleka") - Was a member of Uchcharon.

Leon Botha (aka DJ Solarize) - Died 6-5-2011 in Cape Town, South Africa - Complications of progeria ( Electro Rap ) Born 6-4-1985 in Cape Town, South Africa - Musician and visual artist - Worked with Die Antwoord (They did, "Enter The Ninja").

Gordon Lorenz - Died 6-5-2011 in Llandudno, Wales, UK - Born 1949 in Childwall, Liverpool, England - Songwriter and producer - (He wrote, "There's No One Quite Like Grandma" and "Rejoice Rejoice") - Produced Shirley Bassey, Petula Clark, Gloria Gaynor, Atomic Kitten, David Soul, Anthony Newley and Roger Whittaker.

Brook Porter (aka Chumly) - Died 6-5-2011 ( Punk Metal ) Born 11-24-1969 - Bassist - Was a member of D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) (They did, "Under The Overpass" and "Girl With A Gun").

George Larvick (George W. Larvick) - Died 6-6-2011 in Sioux Falls, SD, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 61 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Denny And The Triumphs, Patch Of Blue (with Tommy Bolin) and The Dodge Boys - Iowa Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Buddy Gask (William Gask) (aka Bill Gask) - Died 6-7-2011 in Spain ( Rock ) Born 12-18-1948 in Leicester - Singer - Was a member of Showaddywaddy (They did, "Hey Rock 'n' Roll" and "Good Timing").

Alan Rubin (aka Mr. Fabulous) - Died 6-8-2011 in New York, NY, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Jazz - Blues - Rock - Disco ) Born 2-11-1943 in New York, NY, U.S. - Played trumpet and  flugelhorn - Worked with The Blues Brothers, Robert Goulet, Blood Sweat & Tears, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, The Saturday Night Live Band, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Sting, James Taylor, Frankie Valli, Billy Joel, Yoko Ono, Dr. John and The Rolling Stones.

Steve Popovich - Died 6-8-2011 - Born 7-6-1942  in Nemacolin, PA, U.S. - Record company executive - Was a VP for Columbia Records promotion who's staff  helped with the careers of Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, It's A Beautiful Day, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Johnny Mathis,  Mott The Hoople, Johnny Winter and many others - Was a founder and President for Cleveland International Records which released Meat Loaf's, Bat Out of Hell album - National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Darryl Pandy - Died 6-10-2011 - Illness ( Gospel - House ) Singer - Worked with Farley "Jackmaster" Funk ("Love Can't Turn Around").

Jerry Mayo (Gennaro Meoli) - Died 6-10-2011 - Complications of a blood disorder ( Rock ) He was 76 years old - Played trumpet - Was a member of Freddy And The Bellboys (They did, "Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong" and a version of, "Hound Dog").

Seth Putnam (Seth Edward Putnam) - Died 6-11-2011 - Heart attack ( Grindcore ) Born 5-15-1958 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Singer and guitarist- Was a member of  Anal C*nt (aka AxCx and A.C.) (They did, "Jack Kevorkian Is Cool" and "You're In A Coma") - Worked with Pantera and Executioner.

Anet Mook - Died 6-11-2011 in Amsterdam - Hit by a train ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Cay (They did, "Neurons Like Brandy" and "Nature Creates Freaks").

 Eduardo Gomes de Faria (aka Ravel) - Died 6-?-2011 - He was 64 years old - Singer - He was half of the duo,  Dom And Ravel (They did, "Eu Te Amo meu Brasil" and "Voce tambem e Responsavel").

Carl Gardner (Carl Edward Gardner Sr.) - Died 6-12-2011 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, U.S. - After congestive heart failure and vascular dementia ( R&B ) Born 4-29-1928 in Tyler, Texas, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Robins (They did, "If Teardrops Were Kisses" and "I Must Be Dreamin") and The Coasters (They did, "Charlie Brown" and "Yakety Yak") - Father of singer, Carl Gardner Jr. - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mack Self (Wiley Laverne Self) - Died 6-14-2011 in West Helena ( Rockabilly ) Born 5-22-1930 in Calico Bottoms - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - (He did, "Easy To Love" and "Vibrate") - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mark Hicks (aka Drac) - Died 6-14-2011 in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. ( Funk ) He was 52 years old - Born in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Slave (They did, "Watching You" and "Snap Shot").

Mae Wheeler (aka Lady Jazz) - Died 6-15-2011 in Maryland Heights - Complications from colon cancer and leukemia ( Jazz - Cabaret ) Born 5-15-1934 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer.

Wild Man Fischer (Lawrence Wayne Fischer) - Godfather of outsider music - Died 6-15-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart problems ( Rock Weirdness - Novelty ) Born 11-6-1944 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "My Name Is Larry" and "Don't Be A Singer") - Worked with Barnes & Barnes, Mark Mothersbaugh ("The Way We Were") and Rosemary Clooney ("It's A Hard Business").

Mark Vaccacio (aka Farquar) - Died 6-15-2011 - Colon cancer ( Rock ) Born 7-18-1952 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Led Farquar And The Purple Gang (They did, "What It Takes To Be In Love" and "Wasted") - He also protrayed George Harrison in the tribute band, Strawberry Fields and played John Lennon in the Broadway cast of Beatlemania.

Josie Jason - Died 6-15-2011 - Cancer ( Rock ) She was 49 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Jimi The Human, Spectre 7, Angry Anderson, The Dirty Rats, Mother, Goddess and Josie Jason And The Argonauts (They did, "It's Alright For You").

Harley Gaber - Died 6-16-2011 in Gallup, New Mexico, U.S. - Suicide - Born 1943 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Composer, film maker and visual artist.

Calvin Scott Sr. - Died 6-17-2011 - Born 1-6-1938 in Tuskegee,  Alabama, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Was a member of Clarence & Calvin And The Mello Men with Clarence Carter and Calvin And The Blockbusters (They did, "A Sadness For Things" and "Shame On The Family Name") - Worked with his son, Calvin Scott Jr.

Clarence Clemons (Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr.) - Died 6-18-2011 in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. - Complications of a stroke ( Rock - R&B ) Born 1-11-1942 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. - Played saxophone and sang - Led Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers - Was a member of The Vibratones and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band ("Blinded By The Light" and "Born To Run") - Worked with Jackson Browne ("You're A Friend of Mine"), Nils Lofgren, The Four Tops, Todd Rundgren, Aretha Franklin ("Freeway Of Love"), Joan Armatrading, The Grateful Dead, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Ian Hunter, Twisted Sister ("Be Chrool To Your Scuel"), Alvin Lee, Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison, Gary U.S. Bonds, Janis Ian, Norman Seldin & The Joyful Noyze and Lady Gaga.

Graeme Fitzsimons - Died 6-18-2011 - Car accident ( Country ) He was 60 something years old - Singer - Worked with his wife Janice (They did, "Why Me Lord" and "My Elusive Dreams") - Father of guitarist, Daniel Fitzsimons of The Smiles.

Gustaf Kjellvander (Jan Gustaf Lennart Kjellvander) - Died 6-18-2011 ( Rock - Folk - Pop ) Born 1980 in Sweden - Singer - Was a member of Sideshow Bob, Songs Of Soil (They did, "Kelly" and "Jesus") and The Fine Arts Showcase (They did, "Friday On My Knees" and "Chemical Girl") - Worked with Ossler, The Radio Dept. and David & The Citizens.

James Morris East - Died 6-19-2011 - Born 4-6-1942 - Musician - Was a member of The John Ford Band.

Wal Taylor - Dioed 6-19-2011 - Cancer ( Dance ) Born 7-?-1931 - Keyboardist - Was half of the duo, The Wal And John Duo.

Simon Brint - Died 6-?-2011 - He was 61 years old - Keyboardist and composer - Was half of the duo, Raw Sex - Worked with Adrian Edmondson, Phill Jupitus, Rowland Rivron and Neil Innes - Wrote music for TV's, Coupling, The Lenny Henry Show, Stella Street and The Mary Whitehouse Experience.

Khawaja Pervez (Ghulam Mohayudin) - Died 6-20-2011 in Lahore - Illness - Born 1932 in Amritsar - Composer and lyricist - (He wrote, "Tum hi ho Mehboob meray" and "Sun way Balori Akh waleya") - Wrote music for films - He songs have been sung by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali khan,Ghulam Ali and Madam Noor Jahan.

Ottilie Patterson (Anna Ottilie Patterson) - Died 6-20-2011 in Alloway ( Blues - Jazz ) Born 1-31-1932 in Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland - Singer - Was a member of The Muskrat Ramblers and The Chris Barber Jazz Band - Worked with Jimmy Compton's Jazz Band.

Ken Coulbeck ( Kenneth Douglas Coulbeck) - Died 6-20-2011 - After a fall ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Blue Star Swingtet and The Polygon Jazz Band.

Mike Waterson (Michael Waterson ) - Died 6-22-2011 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire ( Folk ) Born 1-17-1941 in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England - Singer - Was a member of The Watersons and Blue Murder.

Kenny Cheek (Kenneth Lewis Cheek) - Died 6-23-2011 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S. - Born 7-15-1946 in Claremore, Oklahoma, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with The Roger Tillisons Songdogs Band and The Ronnie Dunn Band.

Fred Steiner - Died 6-23-2011 - Stroke - Born 2-24-1923 in New York, NY, U.S. - Composer, conductor and orchestrator - (He wrote the theme for The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show and "Park Avenue Beat" which was the theme song for TV's, Perry Mason) - He also wrote music for TV's, Lost In Space, Dynasty, The Twilight Zone and Amazing Stories - Father of singer, Wendy Waldman.

Gaye Delorme - Died 6-23-2011 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Possible heart attack ( Flamenco - Classical - Jazz - Country - Blues - Rock - Metal ) - Born 3-20-1947 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - Guitarist - (He did, "Can't Cross Here" and "Thin Man") - Was a member of The Window - Worked with Cheech And Chong ("Earache My Eye"), Jann Arden, Lenny Breau, David Foster, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira, Stanley Clarke and The Powder Blues Band - Produced k.d. lang.

Goff Richards (aka Godfrey Richards) - Died 6-25-2011 in Cheshire - Illness - He was 66 years old - Born in Cornwall - Trombonist and composer - Was a member of The Goff Richards Orchestra, The Syncopated Six, The Burnished Brass, Percusssion Plus and The Arcadians - He wrote for The Swingle Singers, The Kings Singers, The Huddersfield Choral Society, The London Brass, Benjamin Luxon and Evelyn Glennie.

Seinde Omowale - Died 6-25-2011 (aka Great Sendy) - Tour bus accident - Born 1973 in Ondo, Nigeria - Musician - (He did, "Da Grace") - Worked with Sir Shina Peter and Alhaji Akande Obesere.

Maciej Zembaty - Died 6-27-2011 in Warsaw, Poland - Born 5-16-1944 in Tarnow, Poland - Singer, poet, comedian, artist and writer - He translated and recorded about 60 Leonard Cohen songs.

Jo Martinez Ramos (Josephine Martinez Ramos) - Died 6-27-2011 in Pasig, Philippines - Lung cancer - She was 54 years old - Singer - Worked with The Powerplay Band, Maritess Salientes, Louie Ocampo and Rowena Arrieta -  Daughter of former Philippines President, Fidel V. Ramos and wife of actor, Lloyd Samartino.

Benton Flippen (James Benton Flippen) - Died 6-28-2011 - Born 7-?-1920 - Played fiddle and banjo - (He did, "Raggedy Anne" and "Bentonís Dream") - Was a member of The Green Valley Boys, The Camp Creek Boys and Benton Flippen And The Smokey Valley Boys.

Angelico Vieira (Sandro Milton Vieira Angelico) - Died 6-28-2011 - Car accident ( Pop ) He was 28 years old - Singer and actor - Was a member of D'Zrt (They did, "Verao Azul")- Appeared on TV's, Morangos com Acucar.

Perry Jordan - Died 6-29-2011 in Chicago Heights,, IL U.S. - Illness ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of Heartsfield (They did, "Music Eyes").

Christy Essien-Igbokwe - Lady of Songs - Died 6-30-2011 in Lagos - Illness - Born 11-11-1960 in Akwa Ibom state - Singer - (She did, "Omo Mi Seun ReRe" and "Hear The Call").

Byrd Foster (Ron Foster) - Died 6-30-2011 in Deltona, FL, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Rock ) He was 61 years old - Drummer and singer - Was a member of The Silencers (They did, "Shiver and Shake" and "Head On Collision"), The Iron City Houserockers (They did, "I Should've Never Let You Go" and "Girl Problems") and Red Hot & Blue - Worked with The Igniters, Bon Ton Roulet, The Midnight Creepers and Roy Buchanan.

Jimmy Roselli - Died 6-30-2011  ( Pop ) Born 12-24-1925 in Hoboken, NJ, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "There Must Be A Way" and "Mala Femmena").

Jay Dee Springbett - Died 6-30-2011 in Sydney, Australia - Cardiac arrest - He was 36 years old - Was a Senior Director of A&R for Sony Records working with Cassie Davis, Rogue Traders, Karnivool and Jessica Mauboy - Was a judge for Australian Idol.

If you want to help people affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami, one of the ways you can do it is by donating to The American Red Cross.

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