The Dead Rock Stars Club, an extensive list of Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Rap and Folk singers and musicians who have passed away.


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 Welcome to the club rock stars are dying to get into. Rock and Roll may never die but rock stars do! This site is  a list of dead rock stars, dead people associated with rock and dead people whose music helped influence and create rock (which I feel includes Jazz and Country artists). This is a tribute to them.
Only artists who have passed away in previous years that have recently been added to The Club are listed on this page. To see recent passings go to the current date. To see all artists click on a button below.
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Ray Elliott (Raymond Elliott) - Died 7-1-1993 in Toronto, Canada - Brain cancer ( Rock ) Born 1-23-1944 in Belfast, Ireland - Played keyboards, flute, vibes and saxophone - Worked with The Broadways, Them ("Call My Name" and "Mystic Eyes"), Gumm, Brown & O'Brien, Truth ("Ride The Wind" and "Castles In The Sand") and Trader Horne ("The Mutant" and "Better Than Today").

Danny Lackey - Died 1-28-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 6-1-1973 - Was a member of Deepfieldview (They did, "She's Adorable").

Keith Grant (Keith Robertson Grant) - Died 6-18-2012 in Sunbury-on-Thames - Born 2-16-1941 in Freebridge, Norfolk - Recording and production engineer - Worked with The Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield and Scott Walker.

Ralph Ameduri (Ralph J. Ameduri Jr.) - Died 9-10-2012 in Winter Haven, FL, U.S. - Shot during a robbery while taking a break in the middle of a gig - Born 5-29-1966 in New York City, NY, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Legendary JC's (They did, "Soul Of A Man" and "Don't Move Me") - Worked with Thomas Wynn & The Believers.

Herb Staehr (Herbert Rhett Staehr) - Died 1-12-2008 - Cancer - Born 1949 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. - He authored a book chronicling Ten Years After's career entitled, Alvin Lee & Tens Years After Visual History.

David Wiley (David T. Wiley) - Died 1986 ( Rock ) Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of The Grapes Of Wrath, Modern Tribal Music, Local Lobsters, Int'l Language, The Human Hands (They did, "The Man Who Knows Too Much" and "She Eats Bugs") and The Consumers (They did, "Concerned Citizen" and "Teen Love Song").

Per Ivar Johansen - Died 1980 - Tour bus crash ( Pop - Rock ) Drummer - Worked with Alex Naumik.

Daniel Cho - Died 7-6-2010 in Montreux, Switzerland - Drowned ( Jazz ) Cellist - Worked with Coldplay, John Mayer, Katy Perry and Regina Spektor.

Willard Peterson - Died 1969 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Keyboardist - Worked with his wife keyboardist, Jeanne Arland.

Beryl Marriott (Beryl Patricia Marriott) (Beryl Patricia Smith) - Died 7-30-2010 ( Folk ) Born 11-27-1928 in Chester - Singer, pianist and accordionist - Worked with Chris Leslie, Simon Nicol, Richard Greene ("McFadden's Handsome Daughter"), Dave Swarbrick, Fairport Convention, Orchard and The Ceilidh Band - She had been a music director for The Sidmouth Folk Festival.

Tim Johnson - Died 10-21-2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Complications of cancer - Born about 1960 in Noti, Oregon, U.S. - Songwriter - (He wrote Daryle Singletary's, "I Let Her Lie", Diamond Rio's, "God Only Cries", Jimmy Wayne's, "Do You Believe Me Now", Kellie Pickler's, "Things That Never Cross A Man's Mind" and Tim Rushlow's, "She Misses Him") - Co-produced Blaine Larsen.

Herb Ward (Herbert Eugene McCracken) - Died 12-24-2012 - Complications of surgery ( R&B ) Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Honest To Goodness" and "Strange Change").

Alvis Moorer (Alvis V. Moorer)  - Died 8-21-2011 in Milwaukee, WI, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 1-18-1940 in Birmingham, Ala, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Esquires (They did, "Get On Up" and "And Get Away").

Willem Ennes (Willem Tonnis Ennes) - Died 9-6-2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands - Esophageal cancer ( Jazz Rock ) Born 10-23-1947 - Keyboardist - Worked with The Roon Rockers From Roden, The Keys, Jan Akkerman, Kaz Lux and Soulution who became Solution - He was married to actress, Astrid Joosten.

Amancio D'Silva - Died 7-17-1996 - After a series of strokes ( Jazz ) Born 3-19-1936 in Bombay, India - Guitarist - Worked with Cosmic Eye, Guy Warren, Joe Harriott, Lynn Dobson, Clem Alford and Stan Tracey.

Ron van Eck - Died 7-20-2011 - Illness ( Prog ) Bassist - Was a member of Sweet O.K. Supersister who became Supersister (They did, "She Was Naked" and "A Girl Named You").

Ken Gudman - Died 9-17-2003 - Born 10-5-1947 in Copenhagen - Drummer - Worked with The Defenders, Young Flowers, Savage Rose, Sebastian, Povl Dissing, Lasse And Mathilde and Culpeper's Orchard - Was a married to actress, Helle Fastrup.

Thomas Mera Gartz - Died 4-29-2012 ( Prog - Psychedelic ) Born 4-4-1944 - Drummer and singer - Worked with Trad, Gras Och Stenar, Arbete & Fritid, Bitter Funeral Beer Band and Mecki Mark Men.

Pete "Bombay" Liebers - Died 10-23-2009 ( Blues ) Born 11-2-1949 - Drummer - Was a member of Das Dritte Ohr.

Gerd Wollschon - Died 9-9-2012 - Illness ( Rock Cabaret ) Born 2-11-1944 in Zobten - Bassist, percussionist and singer - Was a member of Floh de Cologne (They did, "Wir brauchen keine Millionare).

Arvid Andersen (aka Arvid "Wegg" Andersen) - Died 3-31-2012 ( Psychedelic ) Born 3-14-1945 in London, England - Bassist - Was a member of The Trip (They did, "Riflessioni" and "Una pietra colorata") and The Three Muskeeters - Worked with The Neil Christian Crusaders, Screamin Lord Sutch & The Savages and Ritchie Blackmore.

Robert Kretzschmar - Died 8-12-2012 - Heart attack ( Blues - Jazz ) Saxophonist and pianist - Was a member of Blues Company - Worked with The Miro Nemec Band, The NDR Bigband, Joachim Raffel, Eva Mayerhofer and Christiane Hagedorn.

Lil Phat (Melvin Vernell II) - Died 6-7-2012 in Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S. - Shot ( Rap ) Born 7-25-1992 in Waco, Texas, U.S. - Was a member of 3 Deep - Worked with Webbie, Lil Boosie and Trill Fam.

Robb Murphy (Robb Clarke-Murphy) - Died 9-?-2010 ( Psychedelic ) Born 9-26-1944 - Bassist - Was a member of Tiffany Shade (They did, "Jaguar City Blues" and "Would You Take My Mind Out For A Walk").

Duncan McGuire - Died 1986 - Brain tumour ( Fusion - Prog Rock ) Bassist, recording engineer and producer - Was a member of The Phantoms, The Epics and Ayers Rock (They did, "Lady Montego") - Worked with Little Pattie, The Questions,  King Harvest, Friends, Doug Parkinson In Focus,  Reg Lindsay, Johnny Ashcroft, Bryan Davies, Jay Justin, Johnny O'Keefe and The Southern Star Band.

Vincent Duffy - Died 1983 - Suicide ( Prog Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Peggy's Leg (They did, "Into The Nightmare" and "Just Another Journey").

Karen Chandler (Eva Nadauld) - Died 11-3-2010 ( Pop ) Born 9-1-1923 in Rexburg, Idaho, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me") - Worked with Benny Goodman ("I Don't Know Why" and "Cuanto la Gusta") and Jack Lathrop ("My Darling, My Darling") - She was married to arranger, Jack Pleis.

Jiri Jelinek - Died 10-5-1977 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Jumped out of a window due to depression caused by mental illness ( Jazz Rock - Rock ) Born 9-12-1954 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Guitarist for Expanze, Etc... (They did, "Lady Vamp" and "Mlyn") and Mahagon (They did, "Obrazarna" and "Oci nevidomych zrcadel").

Norman Barratt - Died 7-30-2011 ( Prog - Christian ) Born 2-2-1949 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Hunters, Newton's Theory, Gravy Train (They did, "Starbright Starlight" and "Strength Of A Dream"), The Alwyn Wall Band and The Barratt Band (They did, "My Spirit's Free" and "Not The Way") - Worked with The Mighty Flyers, The Mandala Band, Paul Young, Andy Pratt and The Victor Brox Blues Train.

Matti Kurkinen (Matti Sakari Kurkinen) - Died 1975 ( Prog Rock ) Born 1951 - Guitarist - Worked with Kalevala (They did, "Where I'm From" and "Escape From The Storm").

Vesa Lattunen (Vesa Antero Lattunen) - Died 3-3-2005 in Lahti, Finland ( Prog Rock ) Born 12-31-1949 in Oulu, Finland - Singer, guitarist and keyboardist - Worked with The Roundbeats, The Wanderers, The Lords, Tinkle, Haikara (They did, "Poika pilvella" and "Koyhan pojan kerjsys") and Osviitta.

Gonzalo Farrugia (Luis Gonzalo Farrugia) - Died 1-9-2009 in Montevideo, Uruguay - Suicide ( Prog Rock ) Born in Uruguay - Drummer - Worked with Psiglo, Niquel, Porsuigieco and Crucis.

Hartmut Enke - Died 12-27-2005 ( Prog Rock ) Born 10-20-1952 - Bassist - Was a member of The Steeple Chase Bluesband which became Ash Ra Tempel (They did, "Amboss" and "Traummaschine").

Harri Pystynen - Died 2-5-1990 in Kuusjoki, Finland ( Rock - Classical ) Born 4-25-1954 in Heinola, Finland - Played saxophone and flute and was a comic book artist - Worked with Haikara and The Lahti Symphony Orchestra.

Lido Salonen (Juha Viljo Oskar Salonen) - Died 12-7-2008 in Helsinki, Finland ( Prog Rock ) Born 3-15-1950 in Helsinki, Finland - Bassist and guitarist - Was a member of Kalevala (They did, "People No Names" and "Lady With The Veil")  He had been married to singer, Hanna Ekola.

Mike Evans (Michael Evans) (aka Ace ) - Died 1-15-2010 in London, England ( Psychedelic - Folk Rock ) Born 7-10-1945 in Henley, Berkshire - Bassist - Was a member of The Boys (They did, "It Ain't Fair"),  The Action (They did, "Never Ever" and "Shadows And Reflections") and Mighty Baby (They did, "Egyptian Tomb" and "Same Way To The Sun").

John Heyworth - Died 1-11-2010 near Portland, Oregon, U.S. ( Progressive Rock ) Born 8-?-1947 in Bacup, Lancashire - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Dominators, Charge and Cressida (They did, "To Play Your Little Game" and "Lights In My Mind").

Graham Simpson - Died 4-16-2012 in London, England ( Rock ) Born 10-13-1943 in Manchester, Lancashire, England - Bassist - Was a member of The Gas Board and an original member of Roxy Music (They did, "Ladytron" and "Re-Make/Re-Model").

Jim King (Alec Woodburn) - Died 2-2-2012 in Middlewich, England ( Rock ) Born 5-5-1943 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England - Sang and played saxophone and harmonica - Was a member of James King And The Farinas, The Roaring Sixties and Family (They did, "Hey Mr. Policeman" and "See Through Windows").

Herman Meyer (Herman Meijer) - Died 10-19-2000 ( Jazz - Rock ) Guitarist - Worked with Brainbox and Bowl (They did, "Standing Before The Window").

Rainer Pietsch - Died 1998 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Guitarist, singer, keyboardist and arranger -  Worked with The Plack-Fizzles and That's New who were renamed The End - (Wrote Joy Fleming's, "Ein Lied kann eine Brucke sein") - Co-wrote songs for Amanda Lear.

Donald Nevins - Died 8-7-2011 ( R&B ) He was 62 years old - Keyboardist and singer - Worked with Brick (They did, "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody" and "Brick City").

Gerardo Lopez - Died 6-29-2004 in Cordoba - Cancer ( Argentine Folk ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Los Fronterizos.

Phil Crowther - Died 1967 - Choked ( Rock ) Was a member of The Ramrods.

Matthew Johnson - Died 12-29-2011 - Motorcycle accident - He was 32 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Marlo and Kisa.

Jan Pedersen - Died 6-?-2003 - Drowned in a windsurfing accident ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Thursday's Children (They did, "Dominoes" and "Help, Murder, Police").

James Raitt - Died 4-25-1994 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - He was 41 years old - Musical director - Worked on the musicals, Damn Yankees, Pageant and Forever Plaid - Worked with Ethel Merman, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Donna McKechnie - Cousin of singer, Bonnie Raitt.

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

Tim Whittaker (Timothy John Whittaker) - Died 7-20-1996 in Liverpool, Merseyside (Previously Lancashire), UK - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 8-10-1952 in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK - Drummer - Was a member of Deaf School (They did, "All Queued Up" and "Working Girls").
 

Frank Winchester - Died 1964? - Car accident ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of The The Amblers.

Jay York - Died 10-?-1995 - Liver disease ( Rock ) He was 57 years old - Drummer - Was a member of SOD (They did, "House Rules" and "(Hey You) Quit Having So Much Fun") - Las Vegas Rock Reunion Hall Of Fame inductee.

Russell Warmolts - Died 4-27-2006 ( Rock ) Born 1-20-1946 - Bassist and singer - Worked with J. F. Murphy And Salt.

Jim Dicks - Died 1984 ( Pop ) Drummer, singer and bassist - Was a member of Sailor (They did, "Play That Song Forever" and "I Looked Around You").

Ami Traibetch - Died 9-?-2010 ( Rock ) He was 52 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Churchills (They did, "Too Much In Love To Hear" and "So Alone Today") who became Jericho Jones (They did, "There Is Always A Train" and "What Have We Got To Lose") and Jericho (They did, "Featherbed" and "Kill Me With Your Love").

Eloe Omoe (Leroy Taylor) - Died 1989 ( Jazz ) Born 1949 - Played bass clarinet, bassoon and oboe - Worked with Sun Ra.

Joao Salvador Perez (aka Tonico) - Died 1994 ( Sertanejo ) Born 3-2-1917 in Sao Manuel, Sao Paulo, Brasil - Singer - He was half of the duo, Tonico And Tinoco (They did, "Tristeza de Jeca" and "O menino da porteira").

Bunny Lee (Jacqueline Marrero) - Died 1979 - Fell or thrown from a window ( Hip-Hop ) Member of The Rock Steady Crew.

Oliver Shaw - Died 12-31-1848 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. - Born 2-13-1779 in Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. - Composer and musician - (He wrote, "There's Nothing True But Heaven" and "The Bird Let Loose") - Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dean Moore (aka Dean McKinney) (Martha Dean McKinney) - Died 11-9-2009 in Sacramento, CA, U.S. ( Western Swing ) Singer - She was half of the duo, The McKinney Sisters - Worked with The Ted Weems Orchestra - She was married to musician, Tiny Moore.

Susie Grindell (Mildred Susan Grindell) - Died 5-24-2006 in Wildomar, CA, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 10-13-1954 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Elton John, Rod Stewart, The Righteous Brothers band and Stevie Wonder.

Foster Orr - Died 1981 in Novato, CA, U.S. - Shot himself ( Rock ) Keyboardist - Worked with The Novato Frank Band.

Vin Medberry (aka Uncle Vinty) (Vinton W. Medbury Jr.) - Died 1994 ( Rock ) Keyboardist and singer - Was a member of The Ascots (They did versions of, "Midnight Hour" and "Monkey See- Monkey Do"), The White Wash (They did a version of, "You Haven't Seen My Love") and Deviled Ham (They did, "The Raven").

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.

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.

Richard Coco - Died 4-17-1976 in New York, U.S. ( Psychedelic ) Born 3-25-1947 - Singer - Was a member of Gold (They did, "Summertime" and "No Parking").

Walter Kibby (Walter Joseph Kibbey) (Born Walter Frederick Hooghwinkel) - Died 3-29-2007 ( Rock ) Born 9-28-1953 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. - Guitarist, keyboardist, drummer and singer - Worked with Flyer, Imani, Buster Brown, Burn, Mammoth, The Jimmy Robbin's Trio, The Dunnmore Band, The Country Gentlemen, Welcome, Stronghold and Magic.

Kenny Poole - Died 5-27-2006 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 10-5-1947 - Guitarist - Worked with Joe Pass, Howard Alden, James Brown, Grodeck Whipperjenny, Goove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Mark Murphy, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Sonny Stitt, Jimmy Raney, Mundell Lowe, Mark Elf, Chuck Mangione, Tal Farlow, Gene Bertoncini, Cal Collins, Jimmy Bruno, Jerry Mulligan and Jack Wilkins.

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").

Derek Pierson - Died 6-22-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 5-12-1943 - Guitarist and bassist - Was a member of The Iris Bell Adventure and The Iris Bell Trio (They did, "Something Else" and "Baby You've Got Soul") - Husband of Iris Bell.

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").

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").

Roger Troy (aka Jellyroll) - Died 3-15-1991 ( Rock ) Born 3-29-1945 - Singer and bassist - (He did, "Shine On Love" and "Don't Put The Blame On Me Baby") - Worked with Electric Flag (They did, "Make Your Move" and "Inside Information"), Blue Star and Mike Bloomfield.

John Keith - Died 7-30-2009 in Visalia, CA, U.S. ( Rock - Blues ) Born 1-15-1950 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Band Without A Name, The American Revolution (They did, "Come On and Get It" and "Show Me How To Cry"), The Edge (They did, "Calling Out" and "Starvin' Man"), Scottie And The Tissues, The Loose Gravel Blues Band and Revolver.

Johnny Physical (Jonathan Neuman) - Died 6-26-2002 in Manhatten, NY, U.S. - Leukemia ( Punk ) Born 2-19-1980 - Singer, guitarist, bassist and drummer - Was a member of The Physicals (They did, "Miami" and "Being Alone").

Igor Talkow (Igor Vladimirovich Talkov) - Died 10-6-1991 - Shot before a concert ( Rock ) Born 11-4-1956 - Musician and singer - (He did, "I'll Be Back" and "Russia").

Peggy Clinger (Catherine Clinger) - Died 1975 in Boulder, Colorado, U.S. - Drug overdose ( Pop - Christian ) She was about 27 years old - Singer and songwriter - She was one of The Clinger Sisters (They did, "Shoop Shoop de Doop Rama Lama Ding Dong Yeah Yeah Yeah" and "Gonna Have a Good Time Tonight") - Worked with Johnny Cymbal.

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").

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").

Richard Jones - Died 197? ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The Parakeets and The Castaleers (They did, "Come Back" and "(My) Hi Fi Baby").

Alan Hawking - Died 9-19-1988 ( Country ) Born 7-7-1933 - Sang and played guitar, banjo and autoharp - Was one of The Hawking Brothers (They did, "One Day At A Time" and " Yackity Axe") - Worked with The Trailblazers.

Dan Bennie (Daniel H. Bennie) - Died 4-7-2008 ( Rock - Doo-Wop ) Born 3-13-1940 in Johnstone, Scotland - Singer - Was a member of The Reflections (They did, "(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet" and "I'm Sweet On You").

Jaiye Aboderin - Died 12-3-2004 - While playing basketball - Born 1971 - Musician - Was a member of The Synergy Band - He was married to singer and actress, Stella Damasus.

Rick Humphrey (aka Rick Aschwitz) - Died 12-16-2010 - Overdose of pills he was taking for a lung  infection ( Metal ) Born 3-2-1968 - Guitarist - Was a member of 4th Reich and Mournblade (They did, "Burning Force" and "Holy War").

Jake Blood - Died 10-17-1989 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Car accident  ( Metal ) Born 6-11-1969 - Drummer - Was a member of  Coffinlid and Mournblade (They did, "Lord Of Chaos" and "Vanishing Tower").

Tom Rubian - Died 8-13-1993 in South Korea while serving with the 2nd Infantry Division - Suicide ( Metal ) Born 5-12-1966 - Bassist - Was a member of Mournblade.

Andrew Birgdorf (aka Slayer) - Died 3-2-1998 - Car accident  ( Metal ) Born 1-22-1969 - Bassist - Was a member of Mournblade - Worked with Batman's Enemies and Sacreligious Death.

John King (John James King) - Died 10-26-2010 ( Rock ) Born 1-4-1947 in Kingsport, TN, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with The Steve Miller Band (They did, "The Joker" and "Sugar Babe").

Laura Allan (Laura Rachel Allan) - Died 5-19-2008 in Berkeley CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 2-1-1952 - Sang and played zither and dulcimer - (She did, "Hole In My Bucket" and "Slip And Slide") - Worked with Jackson Browne, Jeff Porcaro, The Fairfax Street Choir, David Crosby, Paul Horne and Eric Carmen.

John Dawson - Died 2002 ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of The Poets (They did, "Now We're Thruí" and "That's The Way It's Got To Be").

Alan Weir - Died 2010 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The Poets (They did, "Wooden Spoon" and "Call Again").

Gordon McLaren - Died 1-?-1989 ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of The Groupies (They did, "Primitive" and a remake of, "I'm A Hog For You") - He had been married to GTOs singer, Miss Lucy Offerall.

Paul Chapman - Died 1964 ( Metal ) Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Lincoln Street Exit (aka XIT).

Bipsy (Elizabeth Kellenbarger Amirian) - Died 2-12-2009 - Stabbed ( Folk Rock ) - She was 27 years old - Singer and pianist - (She did, "Battlecry" and "Beautiful").

Jimmy Duggan - Died 12-16-2001 ( Rock ) Born 3-14-1949 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Trigger(They did, "I've Heard That Line Before" and "Beware Of The Strangers").

Tony Jacques - Died 1998 ( Folk ) Born in Liverpool, England - Singer - Was a member of The Liverpool Fishermen.

Adrian Vincent - Died 1996 ( Rock ) Was a member of Sweet September.

Ronnie Ng Lian Seng (aka Ah Seng) - Died 2009 ( Rock ) Was a member of Sweet September.

Sylvia Shemwell (Sylvia Jean Shemwell) - Died 2-13-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Gospel - R&B - Jazz ) Born 6-30-1941 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC, U.S. - Singer - She was a member of The Sweet Inspirations - Worked with The Gospellaires, Elvis Presley, Little Esther, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Gene Pitney, The Drifters, Connie Francis and Solomon Burke.

John Bird - Died 2002 or 2003 ( Rock ) He was about 49 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Wyld Ones, Lee Michaels and Dan Hicks.

George F. Root (George Frederick Root) (aka G. Friedrich Wurzel) - Died 8-6-1895 in Bailey Island, ME, U.S. - Born 8-30-1820 in Sheffield, MA, U.S. - Played flute and organ and was a songwriter - (He wrote, "Rosalie The Prairie Flower" and "The First Gun Is Fired") -  Collaborated with Rev. David Nelson, Mary S. B. Dana and Frances Jane Crosby - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jerry Ross (Jerold Rosenberg) - Died 11-11-1955 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 3-9-1926 in The Bronx, New York, NY, U.S. - Singer, lyricist and composer - (He wrote, Eddie Fisher's, "The Newspaper Song") - Collaborated with Richard Adler (They wrote Tony Bennett's, "Rags To Riches" and Rosemary Clooney's, "Hey There") - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Rodrigo Yoma - Died 1-11-2007 - Diabetes ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Resistencia (They did, "Muerto En Vida" and "Pared De Concreto") and Gillman.

Joe Gilligan - Died 9-?-2009 - Malignant brain tumour ( Rock ) He was 20 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Clock The Storm ("They did, "Pan And Wendy" and "Ropeswings").

Aidan Curwen (Aidan James Curwen) - Found dead 1-13-2010 in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK ( Metal ) He was 45 years old - Guitarist - Worked with F16 and Telf.

Gordon Tetley - Died 1-?-2007 ( Big Band - Dance - Dixieland ) He was 80 years old - Born in Low Moor - Drummer - Led The Gordon Tetley Big Band.

Piero Ciampi (aka Piero Litaliano) - Died 1-19-1980 in Rome, Italy - Throat cancer - Born 9-28-1934 in Livorno, Italy - Singer, double bassist and songwriter - (He did, "Il Vino" and "Uffa che noia").

Walt Solek (Walter Solek) - The Polish Spike Jones and The Clown Prince of Polkas - Died 4-1-2005 in Meriden, CT, U.S. ( Polka ) Born 9-28-1910 in Meriden, CT, U.S. - (He did, "Julida Polka" and "Pierogi Polka") - Worked with The Krakowska Orchestra - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame inductee.

Vern Toulon - Died 5-31-2001 ( Industrial - Punk ) Guitarist - Worked with Missing Foundation - Produced his sons' group, Old Skull.

John Apostle - Died 12-24-2003 ( R&B ) Singer - Worked with The Capris.

Glenn Hughes - Died 1966 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England - Drug overdose or house fire ( Rock ) Born 1942 - Saxophonist - Worked with Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames, Rick Laird's Trio, Brian Auger, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan.

Walt Woodward III - Died 6-8-2010 ( Rock ) Born 2-10-1959 - Drummer - Worked with  Shark Island, Saints Or Sinners, Rachel, Americade, Sweet Savage, Dick Dale, The Painkillers and The Scream (They did, "Father, Mother, Son" and "Give It Up").

Richard Nadler (aka Siegfried Carver) - Died 5-30-2009 in Kansas City ( Rock Jazz - Classical ) Born 1948 - Played Vitar and other string instruments - Worked with Pavlov's Dog (They did, "Preludin" and "Theme From Subway Sue").

Larry Wendelken (Lawrence W. Wendelken) - Died 6-13-2008 ( Rock ) Born 5-11-1944 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of String Cheese (They did, "Empty Streets" and "We Share") - He had been married to author, Jo Leigh.

Jacek Grun - Died 3-26-2010 ( Blues ) - Born 1950 - Percussionist and music critic - Worked with Budka Suflera.

Paul Golly - Died 1977 ( Afro Pop ) Born in Jamaica - Guitarist - Worked with Osibisa.

Darko Adams (aka Potato) - Died 1995 ( Afro Pop ) Worked with Osibisa.

Darryl Kutz - Died 4-5-1994 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 4-8-1947 - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Starbuck (They did, "Little Bird" and "Don't You Know How To Love A Lady").

Emmett Lundy (Emmett W. Lundy) - Died 1953 - Born 5-9-1864 in Grayson County, VA, U.S. - (He did, "Molly Put The Kettle On" and "Wild Goose Chase") - Worked with Isom Rector, Fielden Rector, Crockett Ward, Eck Dunford and Ernest V. Stoneman ("Piney Woods Gal" and "The Long Eared Mule") - Old-Time Fiddlers Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Miss Cynderella (Cynthia Wells) (Cynthia Cale-Binion) - Died 2-19-1997 in Palm Desert, CA, U.S. ( Rock ) Singer - She was a member of The GTOs (They did, "I'm In Love With The Ooo-Ooo Man" and "The Eureka Springs Garbage Lady") - Worked with Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck - At one time married to singer and musician, John Cale.

Davey Bauer (Dave Bauer) - Died 2007 ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 1950 - Drummer - Worked with The Rahgoos, Gandalf (They did, "I Watch The Moon" and "Can You Travel In The Dark Alone") and Albert King.

Mike Ferguson - Died 1979 - Complications from diabetes ( Rock ) Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of The Charlatans (They did, "The Shadow Knows" and "32-20") and Tongue And Groove (They did, "Sidetrack" and Motorhead Baby").

Morris Mwape - Died 1-19-2006 - Diabetes - Born 11-3-1950 in Luanshya - Singer - Was a member of The Five Revolutions (They did, "Bachibelebense" and "I Would Be Going Tomorrow").

Bobby Solomon - Died 5-30-2010 - Cancer ( R&B ) Born 11-19-1944 - Singer - Was a member of The Extreems who became The Younghearts (They did, "The Bells" and "Oh, I'll Never Be The Same") and The Blossoms.

Jim McPherson - Died 6-24-1985 - Illness ( Rock ) Sang and played violin, drums, bass, keyboards and guitar - (Co-wrote Jefferson Starship's, "Jane") - Was a member of Trolls who became Stained Glass (They did, "My Buddy Sin" and "A Scene In-Between") and Christian Rapid - Worked with The  Diga Rhythm Band (They did, "Razooli)"), The Novato Frank Band (They did, "Grow Your Own" and "They're Playin' Rock'n'Roll In Heaven"), Copperhead (They did, "Chameleon"), Roadhog, The Merl Saunders Band and High Noon ("Cross The Bridge" and "Left Out In The Cold").

Jay York (aka The Alaskan and The Masked Terror) (Jay S. York) - Died 10-7-1995 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Blues Rock ) Born 8-4-1938 - Percussionist and a professional wrestler - Was a member of SOD (They did, "(Hey You) Quit Having So Much Fun" and " La Brea Tar Pit Blues").

Kieran O'Connor - Died 1991 ( Prog ) Was a member of Seventh Wave (They did, "Dance Of The Eloi" and  "Intercity Water Rat"), Fungus (They did, "Premonitions Pt. 1") and The Next Collection who changed their name to Moving Finger and then to Second Hand (They did, "Hangin' On An Eyelid" and "Good Old 59").

Jimmy Warzee - Died 1-?-2002 - Car accident ( Rock ) Drummer - Worked with Les Serpents Noirs.

Dexter Bell - Died 9-22-1968 while serving in Vietnam - Mortar attack ( Pop - Soul ) Born 5-4-1948 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Soundsations.

Kim Beacon (Kimberley Beacon) - Died 5-?-2001 ( Folk Rock ) He was 48 years old - Singer - Was a member of String Driven Thing (They did, "Black Eyed Queen" and "Let Me Down") - Worked with Tony Banks ("A Curious Feeling" and "Somebody Else's Dream").

Jack O'Brien (John Anthony O'Brien) - Died 1988 ( Rock ) Born 11-9-1952 in Astoria, Queens, NY, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Hammer (They did, "Hot And Cold" and "Sad Song, Happy Song") and Wormwood Scrubs.

Michael Harrington - Died 1-31-1984 - Heart problems ( Rock ) He was 29 years old - Singer - Was a member of Wormwood Scrubs.

Dee Barton (Dewells Barton Jr.) - Died 12-4-2001 in Brandon, Miss., U.S. ( Jazz - Soundtracks ) Born 9-18-1937 in Houston, MS, U.S. - Trombonist, drummer, composer and arranger - Worked with The Stan Kenton Orchestra ("Turtle Talk" and "Waltz Of The Prophets") - Wrote music for the films,Play Misty For Me and High Plains Drifter.

Velvert Turner - Died 12-11-2000 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 10-12-1951 - Guitarist and singer - Led The Velvert Turner Group (They did, "Madonna (Of The Seven Sons)" and "Strangely Neww") - Jimi Hendrix was his friend and mentor - Worked with Arthur Lee.

Monte Allison - Died 5-29-1980 ( Rock ) Born 9-25-1950 - He was a member of The Nightriders.

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

Sonny DiNunzio (Sebastian DiNunzio) - Died 11-22-1978 - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 11-15-1942 - Singer, guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of, The Four Chaps, The Townsmen, The Fenways (They did, "Walk" and "Be Careful Little Girl") and The Racket Squad (They did, "The Loser" and "That's How Much I Love My Baby").

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

Richard Deperna - Died 6-30-2003 in Burbank, Los Angeles County, CA, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 3-18-1949 - Bassist - Was a member of The Boston Tea Party (They did, "Is It Love?" and "Free Service").

Don Lampton - Died 6-24-2009 ( Rock ) Keyboardist and guitarist - Was a member of Fever Tree.

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

Blan Heath - Dioed 2000 - Farming accident - Keyboardist and singer - Was a member of The River City Street Band (They did, "Lamp Of Love" and "Some Other Man").

Billy Francis (WIlliam Allen Francis Jr.) - Died 5-23-2010 in Seymour, Missouri, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1-1-1942 in Sacramento, CA, U.S. - Keyboardist and singer - Was a member of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show (They did, "Sylvia's Mother" and "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone").

Jim Doherty - Died 1993 ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of $27 Snap On Face (They did, "Sleeping In A Technical Bed" and "Let's Have An Affair").

Rick Morley (Richard E. Moehrle) - Died 1990 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Crystal Mansion (They did, "A Song Is Born" and "Somebody Oughta Turn Your Head Around").

Bart Ray Oglesby - Died 11-16-2008 ( Rock ) Born 11-3-1948 in Herrin, Illinois, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The American Pie Band - Worked with The Impacts, Jason Pitts And The Pit Crew and Rural Route 2.

Bob Coltart (aka Bob Scott and Bobby Fabulous) - Died 7-24-2001 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 12-20-1956 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Maroondogs - Worked with Herman's Hermits, Badge, Whispering Wind, Life 'N' Soul, Arthur Kay's Originals, The Cho-Zen, Bilko, Gary And The Moondogs, The Warriors and Chuck Berry.

Mike Gurr (Michael Benedetti Gurr) - Died 9-25-2008 - Van accident ( Rock ) He was 26 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Hotel Lobbyists (They did, "Dalia" and "Line Red").

Richard Bobinski (Richard J. Bobinski) - Died 3-4-2001 ( Polka ) Born 1-18-1939 in Waterbury, CT, U.S. - Played trumpet - (He did, "Kiss Me I'm Polish" and "Skinny Minnie") - Was a member of Bob Bobinski and His Orchestra, Bob & Rich & The Harmony Kings Orchestra and The Rich Bobinski Orchestra - Hosted radio's, The Polka Hoe-Down Show - International Polka Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Edward Platt (Edward Cuthbert Platt) - Died 3-19-1974 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. - Born 2-16-1916 in Staten Island, NY, U.S. - Actor and singer - Worked with Happy Fenton and Paul Whiteman's Orchestra - Appeared in the musicals, The Pirates Of Penzance and The Mikado and in the film, Rebel Without a Cause - He played The Chief on TV's, Get Smart.

Leroy King - Died 12-25-1998 ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The D'Italians who where renamed The Students (They did, "Every Day Of The Week" and "I'm So Young").

Rivers Jobe - Died 1979 ( Rock ) Born 1950 - Bassist - Was a member of The Anon (They did, "'Pennsylvania Flickhouse").

Mike Colman (aka Mick Colman) - Died 1-12-2010 ( Rock ) Born 1951 - Played guitar, piano and violin - Was a member of The Anon (They did, "Pennsylvania Flickhouse").

Tony Harris - Died 1995 in Tel Aviv, Israel - Possible heart problem ( Rock ) Played viola - Was a member of The Esperanto Rock Orchestra (They did, "Black Widow" and "Publicity").

Yip Harburg (Edgar Yipsel Harburg) - Died 3-5-1981 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 4-8-1896 in New York, NY, U.S. - Lyricist  - (Co-wrote, "Over The Rainbow" and "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?") -  He songs have been recorded by Judy Garland, The Demensions, Billy Thorpe, Danielle Hope and Eva Cassidy - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Billy Paul Dennis - Died 1-1-2001 in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 11-2-1923 in Albany, Missouri, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Bill Dennis And The Little Big Band, Charlie Genovise, Shorty Vest and Carl Erka - Was a drummer for Ice Capades for 10 years.

Nick Taylor - Died 3-14-2010 ( Rock ) Born 9-29-1946 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Bloodrock (They did, "D.O.A." and "Fancy Space Odyssey").

Jimmy Van Heusen (Edward Chester Babcock) - Died 2-7-1990 in Rancho Mirage, CA, U.S. - Born 1-26-1913 Syracuse, New York, U.S. - Composer and pianist - (Co-wrote, "Swinging On A Star", "High Hopes" and "All The Way") - Collborated with Harold Arlen, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie DeLange, Sammy Cahn and Johnny Burke - His songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Lou Rawls, Richard Hell And The Voidoids, Harry Connick, Jr., Jack Jones, Doris Day and Dinah Shore - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Tommy Karas (Thomas Anthony Karas) - Died 1-26-2001 in Dillon, SC, U.S. - Tour bus accident ( Polka ) Born 3-28-1946 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Played accordion - Was a member of The Tommy K Trio, The Tommy K Quartet, Tommy K And The Little New Yorkers, The G-Notes, The New York Sound, The Jimmy Sturr Band, Freddie Bulinski And The Brass Works, The Jan Lewan Orchestra and TKO (The Tommy Karas Orchestra) - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame inductee.

John Stabinsky (John Michael Stabinsky) - Died 1-26-2001 in Dillon, SC, U.S. - Tour bus accident ( Polka ) Born 3-30-1977 in Mar Lin, PA, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with The Jan Lewan Orchestra.

Jason Foster (Jason Stephen Foster) - Died 9-22-2010 ( Rock ) Born 9-22-1969 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of 3 and Donovans Dreamers (They did, "Fuzz" and "Fallen") - Worked with Talon, Hysteria, Perfect Thyroid, Lunchmeat, The Reptiles, Evidence and Peacebomb.

Greg Bloch (Gregory Bloch) - Died 7-2-1989 ( Rock ) Born 8-19-1947 - Played violin and mandolin - Worked with It's A Beautiful Day ("Burning Low" and "Watching You"), String Cheese ("For Now" and "Empty Streets"), PMF (Premiata Forneria Marconi) ("Traveler" and "Peninsula"), Dwight Twilley and Mark-Almond - Son of clarinetist, Kalman Bloch.

Marian Davies (Sometimes misspelled Marion Davies) - Died 1-24-2008 in Surrey, England ( Pop ) Born 11-23-1940 in Crynant, Wales, UK - Singer - Was a member of The Ladybirds - Worked with  Marc Bolan, Sandie Shaw, Rolf Harris, Des O'Connor and John Entwistle.

Richard Zvonar (aka Richard Griggs) - Died 8-8-2005 ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Ill Wind (They did, "Flashes" and "People Of The Night").

Walter Bjorkman - Died 2-?-2009 ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Worked with Cloud, Swallow and Ill Wind.

Leif Roden - Died 5-2-2010 - Cancer ( Psychedelic ) Born 3-3-1948 - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Alrune Rod (aka Alrunen) (They did, "Du Taler Og Siger" and "Perlesoen").

Benny Benevides (Bob Benevides) (Robert Benevides) - Died 8-18-2005 ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of The Ebb Tides (They did, "My Baby's Gone"), The Flower Pot and The Tangerine Zoo (They did, "One More Heartache" and "Trip To The Zoo").

Happy Jack (Jack Taylor) - Died 8-4-1962 ( Country ) Born 12-7-1901 in Summershade, KY, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Kentucky Ramblers who became The Prarie Ramblers who backed Patsy Montana ("I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart") and The Sweet Violet Boys ("There's A Man Who Comes To Our House Every Single Day (Poppa Comes Home And The Man Goes Away)").

Bas Van Der Pol - Died 1991 - ( Rock ) Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Hawks and Cosmic Dealer (They did, "Daybreak" and "The Fly").

Paul Pijman - Died 1984 ( Prog Rock ) Keyboardist - Was a member of Tamalone(They did, "Homage To Life" and "Triangle Tune").

Alberto Rabagliati - Died 3-7-1974 in Rome, Italy - Cerebral thrombosis - Born 6-26-1906 in Milan, Italy - Singer and actor - (He did, "Maria la O" and "Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina") - Worked with Pippo Barzizza's Orchestra and The Lecuona Cuban Boys - Appeared in the films, The Barefoot Contessa and The Christmas That Almost Wasn't.

Vern Winslow (aka Poppa Stoppa and Dr. Daddy-O) (Vernon Winslow) - Died 12-13-1993 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Born 4-1-1911 in Canton, OH, U.S. - DJ - Hosted, Jivin' With Jax.

Joi Lansing (Joyce Rae Brown) (aka Joyce Wassmansdorff) - Died 8-7-1972 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. - Breast cancer - Born 4-6-1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. - Actress and singer - (She did, "The Web of Love" and "The Silencers") - Appeared in the films, Marriage On The Rocks and Hot Cars and on TV's, The Beverly Hillbillies and Love That Bob.

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

Marv Martin (Marvin Lawrence Martin) (aka Larry) - Died 3-31-1982 in Battle Creek, MI, U.S. - Lung and brain cancer ( Country ) Born 3-27-1939 in Battle Creek, MI, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and fiddler - (He did, "600 Miles From Alice" and "The Only Man She Ever Wanted") - Worked with Carl Chapman, Bill Anderson, Tommy Cash, Vern Goslin, Del Shannon, Red Sovine, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Loftus and Ward Wood - I've been told Del Shannon's, "Hats Off To Larry" is about him.

Fred Mudd - Died 2007 in Spain ( Pop ) Born 1937 in Luton - Singer - Was a member of The Mudlarks (They did covers of, "Lollipop" and "Book Of Love") - He was married to television presenter, Leila Williams.

Winifred Warburton - Died 12-31-2008 in Cotgrave - Cancer ( Pop ) She was 101 years old - Pianist - Was a member of The Zimmers (They did covers of The Who's, "My Generation" and Queen's, "We Will Rock You").

Mike Mahaffey - Died 5-24-2005 in Murfreesboro, TN, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1967 - Guitarist - Was a member of Self (They did, "So Low" and "Cannon") - Worked with Blackfish - Brother of singer and guitarist, Matt Mahaffey.

Ron Stults - Died 10-4-2009 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1949 - Singer - Was a member of Village Beaus, Unrelated Segments (They did, "The Story of My Life" and "Where You Gonna Go?"), The U.S. and Lost Nation.

Thearon Hill (aka T-Man)- Died 1-20-2009 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. ( R&B ) Born 12-24-1932 - Singer - Worked with The Muskateers, The Serenaders ("Tomorrow Night" and "Goodbye My Love"), The Royals, The Royal Jokers ("You Tickle Me Baby" and "Don't Leave Me Fanny") and The Four Tops.

Fiddlin Charlie Bowman (aka Tenn-O-See Charlie and Fox Hunt Charlie) (Charles Thomas Bowman) - Died 5-20-1962 ( Old Time Music ) Born 7-30-1889 in Gray Station, TN, U.S. - Played fiddle and banjo - (He did, "Reece Rag" and "East Tennessee Blues") - Was a member of The Bowman Brothers Band and The Southern Mountaineers - Worked with The Hill Billies, Al Hopkins And The Buckle Busters, The Blue Sky Boys, The Rice Brothers And Their Gang and The Blue Ridge Ramblers - Old Time Fiddlers Hall Of Fame inductee.

Sax Mallard (Oett M. Mallard) - Died 8-29-1986 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 9-2-1915 in Southern Illinois, U.S. - Worked with Kenny McVey, Fats Waller, The Ink Spots, The Deep River Boys, The Mary Lou Williams Quartet, Jump Jackson, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, Bill Crosby ("Zooter-Eeny" and "She Done Quit Me"), Floyd Campbell, The Chicago All Stars, Duke Ellington ("Johnny Come Lately" and "Hayfoot, Strawfoot"), Dinah Washington, Eddie Boyd, Arbee Stidham, Roosevelt Sykes ("Living In A Different World" and "Sunny Road") and The Andy Kirk Band.

Mac West (Matthew West) - Died 7-29-2009 in Inglewood, CA, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 3-8-1926 - Singer - Was a member of The Spiders(They did, "I Didn't Want To Do It" and "You're The One").

Al Melinger (Dr. Alan Melinger) - Died 1987 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Bassist - He was 38 years old - Was a member of The Iguanas (They did, "I'm Leaving You Baby") and Endle St. Cloud In The Rain (They did, "Tell Me One More Time (What's Happening To Our World)" and "Quest For Beauty") who shorten their name to Endle St. Cloud (They did, "Jessica") and then to just Endle ("She Wears It Like A Badge" and "Laughter") - He also recorded an album ("Art Of The Gifted") by clients of various mental health facilities.

Rev. F.D. Kirkpatrick (Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick) - Died 1987 ( Folk - Gospel ) Born 8-12-1933 in Haynesville, LA, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "The Cities Are Burning" and "You're Just A Laughing Fool").

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

Loughty Lasisi Amao - Died 1988 in New York, U.S. - Shot ( Afro Rock ) Played saxophone and congas - Worked with Osibisa (They did, "Music For Gong-Gong" and "Think About The People").

William Mabry - Died 2002 - He and his wife Esther owned and ran the club, Esther's Orbit Room which hosted artist such as B.B. King, Charles Brown, Lou Rawls, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ike And Tina Turner, Lowell Fulson, Al Green and Etta James.

Mick Mulloy (Michael Mulloy) - Died 2007 - Cancer ( Irish Folk ) He was 56 years old - Play the whistle and harmonica - Was a member of The Mulloy Brothers and The Mulranny-Tiernaur Pipe Band.

Eric Ford - Died 1994 - Guitarist - Worked with Big Jim Sullivan, The George Evans Band, Lord Rockingham's XI, Eddie Cochan, Clem Cattini, Dave Clark And Friends, Donovan and Charles Blackwell.

Fred Karger (Frederick M. Karger) - Died 8-5-1979 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. - Born 2-13-1916 - (Co-wrote, "Don't Knock The Rock" and "Frankie And Johnny") - Was a voice coach for Marilyn Monroe - He had been married to actress, Jane Wyman twice.

Earl Washington (aka The Ghost) - Died 6-18-1975 ( Jazz ) Born 4-3-1921 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Pianist and songwriter - Wrote music for Motown artists - Worked with Red Saunders and Quincy Jones.

Charles H. Gabriel (aka S. B. Jackson, Charlotte G. Homer and H. A. Henry) - Died 9-14-1932 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. -  Born 8-18-1865 in Wilton, Cedar County, Iowa, U.S. -  Wrote over 7000 gospel songs including, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" and "An Evening Prayer".

Richard Himber (Herbert Richard Imber) (aka Dick Himber) - Died 12-11-1966 in New York, NY, U.S.- Heart attack during a concert ( Big Band ) Born 2-20-1900 in Newark, NJ, U.S. - Bandleader, composer and violinist - (He did, "It Isn't Fair") - Worked with The Five Kings Of Syncopation, Benny Goodman, Joey Nash, Artie Shaw, Stuart Allen and Tommy Dorsey - At one time married to model, Nina McDougall.




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