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

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2006 January to June
 Welcome to The Dead Rock Stars Club! This site is  a list of dead rock stars, dead people associated with rock and dead people whose music helped influence and create rock (which I feel includes Jazz and Country artists), sorted by the date of their demise. This is a tribute to them.

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2006 January to June

Antonio Vizarraga - Died 2006 ( Flamenco )  Born in Seville - Singer.

Rocky Zimdars - Died 2006 ( Rock ) Played drums - Was a member of The Kentuckys (They did, "Old Hangman Is Dead" and "Stupid Generation").

Nina Pattie - Died 2006 ( Pop ) Born in Yogyakarta, Java - Singer - Was half of the duo, Pattie Bersaudara (aka The Pattie Sisters) (They did, "What Am I Supposed To Do" and "Pura Pura").

Bob Riley - Died 2006 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Rage To Live (They did, "My Heroine") and Grace Pool (They did, "Awake With The Rain").

 Glen Hughes - Died 2006 ( Rock ) Singer - Worked with Stark Naked & The Car Thieves.

Steve Hartley - Died 2006 - Car accident - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Notion.

Greg Greenawalt - Singer and guitarist - Died 2006 - Murdered ( Rock ) Born 1968 - Was a member of Rellik.

Ernest Foster - Died 2006 - Was a member of The Entry Hill Highballers.

Slim Rome (Jerome Spears) - Died 1-?-2006 - Near Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Shot himself after fatally shooting his fiancee ( Hip Hop ) He was 28 years old.

Claus Winter - Died 1-?-2006 ( Rock ) Born 1948 - Bassist -  Was a member of Karussell.

Bryan Harvey - Found dead 1-1-2006 Richmond, VA, U.S. - Murdered with his wife and two children in their home ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of House Of Freaks (They did, "Big Houses" and "Broken Bones"), Gutterball (They did, "When You Make Up Your Mind" and "Please Don't Hold Back") and NrG Krysys.

Steve Tudanger - Died 1-1-2006 ( Rock ) Born 2-7-1943 - Singer - Was a member of Marty & The Joltineers, The Corsairs, The Vocal Lords (They did, "At Seventeen"), Bubble, Playhouse and The Four-Evers (They did, "Be My Girl" and "(Say I Love You) Doo Bee Dum") - Worked with Donnie & The Delchords, The Fireflies, Tracey Dey ("Teenage Cleopatra"), Tom Crewe ("Mighty Fine Girl"), Vinnie Monte ("Hey, Look At The Winter Snow"), Cathy Carroll ("I Don't Want To Give You Up"), The Archies, James Darren, Andy Kim, Robin McNamara and Eddie Rambeau - His compositions have been recorded by the Dynamics and The Candy Girls.

Leo Chears - The man in the red vest - Died 1-2-2006 in St. Louis - Congestive heart failure - Born 8-27-1933 in Lamar, Miss., U.S. - Musician and radio personality - He had hosted jazz radio shows for over 40 years - St. Louis Radio Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Joe DiLalla Sr. - Died 1-2-2006 in Palm Beach, FL, U.S. - Born 5-23-1920 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Musician - Founded The Tune Toppers - Played on TV's, The Arthur Godfrey Show.

Mike Smith - Died 1-2-2006 ( Jazz ) Drummer - Worked with Roberta Flack, David Liebman, Steve Kuhn, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Drew Gress and Tony Martucci.

Ernani Bernardi (aka Mr. No) - Died 1-4-2006 in Van Nuys, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 10-29-1911 in Standard, Ill., U.S. - Played saxophone - Worked with Benny Goodman, Kay Kyser and Tommy Dorsey.

Joe Maccarillo Jr. - Died 1-4-2006 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 66 years old - Played bass - Led The Maccarillo Trio - Worked with Jim Watkinson, Ted Dyer, Andy Williams, Harl Smith, Hap Miller and Henry Mancini.

Lurdes Van-dunem - Died 1-2-2006 - Singer - (She did, "Monami" (My child) and "Ser Mulher" (Being a woman)) - She was a member of Ngola Ritmos.

Thora Ann Rebard - Died 1-5-2006 - Born 1-7-1914 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. - Singer - She was a background singer in movies for Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and sang in many musicals and operas.

 Bill Lynn - Died 1-5-2006 in Villa de Leyva, Colombia - Lung complications ( Rock ) He was 73 years old - Born in Bogota, Colombia - Drummer - Worked with Elvis Presley ("It's Now Or Never") - He owned the club Legends And Superstars that featured Elvis memorabilia.

Kalamandalam Hyder Ali - Died 1-6-2005 in Vazhakode - Car accident ( Kathakali ) Born 1946 - Singer and musician - Worked with Kalamandalam Nambeesan.

Lou Rawls (Louis Allen Rawls) - Died 1-6-2006 - Lung and brain cancer ( Gospel - Blues - Jazz - R&B - Soul ) Born 12-1-1933 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" and "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing") - Worked with The Teenage Kings Of Harmony, The Holy Wonders, The Highway Q.C.s, The Chosen Gospel Singers, The Pilgrim Travelers and Sam Cooke ("Bring It On Home to Me").

Raymond Moore - Died 1-6-2006 in Corryville, OH, U.S. ( Country ) Born 3-8-1939 in Thomaston, GA, U.S. - Played guitar - Worked with Ray Cummins and Kenny Price - Southeastern Indiana Musician's Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Bumi Fian (Karl Fian) - Died 1-6-2006 ( Jazz - Fusion - Rock ) Born 6-24-1961 in Vienna - Played trumpet - Worked with Carla Bley, Kenny Wheeler, Falco, Georg Danzer, Wolfgang Ambros, Vienna Art Orchestra and Hans Theessink.

Alex St. Claire (Alexis Clair Snouffer) (aka Butch and Pyjama) - Died 1-6-2006 ( R&B - Rock ) Born 9-14-1941 in Los Angeles County, CA, U.S. - Guitarist, trumpeter and drummer - Was a member of The Omens, The Solid Senders and an original member of Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band (They did, "Upon The My O My" and "New Electric Ride") - Worked with Denny King ("Desert Sand") and Frank Zappa.

Suzie Wilkie (Suzanne Colvig Wilkie) - Died 1-6-2006 n North Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Born 8-20-1922 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer, voice teacher and choir director - Was a member of The Los Angeles Master Chorale - She can be heard in the films, Close Encounters, Damien Omen II and The Trouble With Angels.

Patsy Pace (Pat Joseph Pace) - Died 1-6-2006 - Pneumonia ( Jazz - Classical ) He was 75 years old - Born in Akron, Ohio, U.S. - Pianist and accordionist - Worked with Roland Paolucci, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Scot and Charlie Parker.

Charles Burk - Died 1-7-2006 - Cancer ( Jazz - Classical ) He was 62 years old - Played saxophone and clarinet - Was a co-founder of The Dakota Valley Symphony.

Warren Parker (Brian Warren Parker)- Died 1-8-2006 in Goose Creek, NC, U.S. - Truck and tour bus accident ( Gospel ) Born 7-16-1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland - Singer, keyboardist and guitarist - He led The Parker Trio.

Jamie Hodgson - Died 1-8-2006 - Cancer - He was 76 years old - Photographer - Took haunting black and white pictures of jazz artists Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.

Johnny Fortune (Johnny Stephen Sudeta) - Died 1-8-2006 in Rialto CA, U.S.  ( Surf Rock - Country ) Born 5-18-1943 in Warren, Ohio, U.S. - Guitarist singer and bassist - (He did, "Soul Surfer" and Dragster) - Worked  with Sam Cooke ("Chain Gang") and Barbara George ("I Know (You Don't  Love Me No More)").

George Keith - Died 1-8-2006 - Pancreatic cancer ( Jazz ) Born 12-11-1933 - Played saxophone - (He wrote, "Angel Wings") - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Hoagie Harper and Nat Towles.

Michael Patterson (Michael Paul Patterson) - Died 1-9-2006 - Pneumonia and complications after gall bladder surgery ( Choral ) He was 52 years old - Director, pianist and singer - (He wrote, "Anthem For A New Age") - Founding musical director of The Congressional Chorus - Worked with Nyenpu Bryl Nyomo.

Donald Pearson (Donald Michael Pearson) (aka Dr. Don) - Died 1-9-2006 - During heart surgery - Born 1942 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Audio engineer - Worked with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, The Grateful Dead, The Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, The Three Tenors and Primus - He co-founded UltraSound.

Bob Lindahl (Robert Marion Lindahl)- Died 1-9-2006 in Portland, OR, U.S. -  Born 8-21-1922 in Holbrook, OR, U.S. - Founded Northwestern Inc., Motion  Picture And Recording Studios where he recorded Johnny Ray, Jimmy  Rodgers,The Kingsmen ("Louie Louie") and he was the chief engineer  for Paul Revere And The Raiders' version of "Louie Louie".

Phil Elwood (Philip Frederick Elwood) - Died 1-10-2006 in Berkeley, CA, U.S. - Heart failure - Born 3-19-1926 in Berkeley, CA, U.S. - Jazz, rock and blues critic - Wrote for The San Francisco Examiner and The Chronicle - Hosted radio's, "Jazz Archive" - Gave Bruce Springsteen with his rock group Steel Mill, his first major review.

Lester King (Wizard) - Died 1-10-2006 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Shot himself ( Blues ) Born 4-13-1954 in Van Buren, Arkansas, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Black Widow Spider" and "Turning Cold") - Worked with Albert King, Chick Willis and Otis Clay.

Benny Valerio (Benito Adalberto Valerio) - Died 1-11-2006 in Magnolia or Houston, TX, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Blues ) Guitarist - Born 6-20-1947 in  Harris County, TX, U.S. - Was a member of Rattlesnake  - Worked with Jimmy  Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, John Mayall, Albert Collins  and Uncle John Turner.

Mark Spoon (Markus Loffel) - Found dead 1-11-2006 in Berlin, Germany - Cardiac arrest ( Dance ) Born 11-27-1966 in Frankfurt, Germany - He was half of the duo Jam & Spoon (They did, "Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music)") and Tokyo Ghetto Pussy (They did, "Stella" and "I Kiss Your Lips").

Alan Sytner (Alan Lionel Sytner) - Died 1-11-2006 in Cannes, France - Illness - Born 2-10-1935 in Liverpool, England - Founded Liverpool's Cavern Club as a jazz and skiffle bar which once featured The Quarry Men - He sold the club in 1959 and it later became a hotbed for the Merseybeat scene.

Bob Feldman (Robert M. Feldman) - Died 1-11-2006 in St. Paul, MN, U.S. - Born  9-11-1949 in St. Paul, MN, U.S. - Music promoter and record producer - President of Red House Records which released recordings by about 70 artists including Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Guy Davis and Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

Simon Kumarapeli (aka Hadji) - Died 1-11-2006 in Montreal, Canada - Shot ( Indian - Electronica - Fusion ) He was 38 years old - Guitarist - He was half of the duo Hadji & Lmo (They did, "Somewhere In India" and "Le Gayi").

Ramsay L. Harris - Died 1-11-2006 in Santa Fe, N.M., U.S. - Natural causes - He was 105 years old - Born in India - Pianist, songwriter and inventor - (He wrote, "Over The Years" and "The Old Maroon").

Jesse Cryor (Jesse Olden Cryor) - Died 1-11-2006 in Hazel Crest, IL, U.S. - Heart and renal failure - Born 8-12-1906 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, comedian and bandleader - Led Jesse Cryor And The Ramblin' Rascals - He sometimes recorded as Cryin' Jesse Cryor for G & R Records, Miracle  Records, Enterprise Records and Premium Records - He was the uncredited singing voice of Br'er Rabbit in the Disney movie, "Song Of The South".

Jack Wilson (John Wilson) - Died 1-12-2006 ( Pop - Light Music ) Born 9-28-1907 in Bedworth, Warwickshire - Pianist - (He did, "Mighty Lak' a Rose") - Was a member of The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra and The Versatile Five (The V5) (They did, "Thanks A Million") - Worked with Harry Engleman and Jimmy Leach.

Joaquin Tavares (J. Joaquin Tavares II) - Died 1-12-2006 in Seattle, WA, U.S. - Shot - Born 8-1-1962 in Senora, Mexico - Played keyboard, piano and guitar - Worked with Faith & Disease and Quinto Sol.

Harlan Knepfle (Harlan A. Knepfle)- Died 1-14-2006 in Fort Thomas ( Jazz ) He was 81 years old - Born in Newport - Played clarinet and saxophone - Was a co-founder of The Knights Of Rhythm.

Bob Weinstock (Robert S. Weinstock) - Died 1-14-2006 in Boca Raton, Fla., U.S. - Complications of diabetes - Born 10-2-1928 in New York  City, NY, U.S. - Producer - Founded the jazz record label Prestige which released recordings by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Gene Ammons, Red Garland, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Richard Groove Holmes, Willis Jackson, Charles Earland, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Annie Ross and Sonny Stitt.

Paul Thissen - Died 1-14-2006 - Heart failure ( Metal ) Born 11-27-1973 - Drummer - Worked with Vengeance.

Tony Corbiscello (Anthony Corbiscello) - Died 1-15-2006 in Harrington Park, NJ, U.S. - Cancer ( Big Band ) Born 9-1-1952 in Jersey City, NJ, U.S. - Drummer - Led The Tony Corbiscello Big Band - Worked with John Pizzarelli and Bucky Pizzarelli - He opened for Frank Sinatra's final world tour.

Martha Redhed - Died 1-15-2006 in Lincoln Park - Complications of emphysema - She was 72 or 73 years old - Matriarch of the Chicago folk music scene in the 60s and '70s.

Willie Smith (aka Wonderful Willie) - Died 1-16-2006 in Anniston, AL, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 2-11-1939 in Anniston, AL, U.S. - He was a baseball player who along with Gene Oliver and Nate "Pee Wee" Oliver released the LP Cub Power singing, "Hey-Hey! Holy Mackerel!" and "Baseball! Baseball!".

Jesus Chuito Narvaez - Died 1-16-2006 in La Guaira, Venezuela - Hepatic illness ( Latin ) Born 8-26-1950 in Margarita Island, Venezuela - Pianist - Worked with Los Tremendos, Los Satelites, La Dimension Latina and Orchestra La Amistad.

Fadil Toskic - Died 1-16-2006 ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Teska Industrija and Ambasadori.

Travis Wimberly (William Travis Wimberly) (aka Jolly) - Died 1-16-2006 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 70 years old - Played upright bass and guitar - Was a member of Swing Shift.

Milton Augustine Williams Jr. - Died 1-17-2006 in Valhalla, N.Y., U.S. - Acute pancreatic infection - Born 10-10-1935 in Oyster Bay, N.Y., U.S. - Singer, musician and music teacher - Was a member of The Westchester Baroque Choir - Father of singer and actress, Vanessa Williams.

Olive (Olivier Caudron) - Died 1-17-2006 in Paris, France - Tuberculosis ( Rock ) Born 12-4-1955 in London, England - Guitarist - Was a member of Lili Drop.

Czeslaw Wiktor Poplawski - Died 1-17-2006 - Illness - Violinist - Was a member of  Pesnyary.

Wayne Lysher (Wayne Melvin Lysher) - Died 1-17-2006 - Born 10-10-1939 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. - Keyboardist - Was a member of The Royals (They did, "Thunder Wagon") who backed Lynn Vrooman on her cover of, "Let The Good Times Roll".

Jose Rosario Soto - El Sonero del Pueblo (The Sonero of the Town) - Died 1-18-2006 in Caracas, Venezuela ( Latin ) Born 10-07-1920 in Caracas, Venezuela - Singer and bricklayer - (He did, "Carmelina", "Papa Montero", and "Son de la Loma (Son of the Loma)") - Worked with The Conjunto Valencey, El Sonero del Caribe, José Rosario y sus Soneros.

Mike Smith - Died 1-18-2006 - Brain trauma after a fall off a ladder ( Irish Folk ) Guitarist - Was a member of Round The House.

Luciano Fineschi - Died 1-18- 2006 in Contursi Terme, Salerno, Italy ( Jazz ) Born 3-26-1925 in Turin, Italy - Played piano, trombone and vibraphone and was a composer, arranger and conductor - Worked with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Wilson Pickett (aka the Wicked Pickett) - Died 1-19-2006 in Reston, VA, U.S.- Heart attack ( Soul - Gospel ) Born 3-18-1941 in Prattville, AL, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour") - Was a member of The Falcons (They did, "I Found A Love" and "If You Need Me") - Worked with Duane Allman and The Soul Clan - Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

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").

Dave Lepard (David Hellman) - Found dead 1-20-2006 ( Rock ) He was 25 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Crashdiet (They did, "Riot In Everyone" and "Queen Obscene").

Johnny Bienstock (John J. Bienstock) - Died 1-20-2006 in Naples, FL, U.S. - Complications from heart disease and a stroke - Born 3-1-1922 in Vienna, Austria - Publisher and music executive - Worked at Big Top, Atlantic, Cotillion and RSO Records - Owned Moss Rose Music and was a general manager for E.B. Mark Music Company - Worked with Ernest Tubb, Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow, Elvis Presley, The Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Del Shannon, Johnny & The Hurricanes and Meat Loaf.

Ethan Barborka (Ethan Stark Barborka) - Died 1-20-2006 - Prostate cancer ( Surf ) Born 1-21-1961 in Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - Was a member of The SurfNiks.

Bryan Glancy - Died 1-20-2006 ( Folk ) Born 4-?-1966 - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Ghosts" and "Odds On To Win") - Was a member of The Mouth - Worked with Mark Burgess and John Bramwell.

Tara Devi - Nightingale of Nepal - Died 1-21-2006 - After a long illness - Born 1945 in Indrachowk, Kathmandu - Singer - She sang over 4,000 songs.

 Willie McKnight (Willie Vernon McKnight) (aka Mac) - Died -1-21-2006 in Vallejo, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 6-17-1919 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Educator and trumpeter - Worked with Cab Calloway.

Liz Diamond - Died 1-21-2006 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) She was 79 years old - Singer and guitarist.

Luther Rabb (Luther James Rabb) - Died 1-21-2006 ( Rock ) Born 9-7-1942 - Singer, bassist and saxophonist - Was a member of The Velvetones with Jimi Hendrix and Ballin'Jack (They did, "Come Up Front" and "Trouble") - Worked with The Stags, The Nite Sounds, The Emergency Exit, Santana and War.

Reid Menzer - Died 1-22-2006 in York, PA, U.S. - Hit by a car while riding a skateboard ( Rock ) He was 14 years old - Singer and Bassist - Was a member of Autumn's Rising.

Janette Carter - Died 1-22-2006  in Kingsport, TN, U.S. - Parkinson's disease and other illnesses ( Country ) Born 6-22-1923 Maces Springs, VA, U.S. - Sang and played autoharp (She did, "I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow" and "Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore") - She and her brother Joe established The Carter Family Fold.

Rick van der Linden - Complications of a stroke - Died 1-22-2006 in Groningen, Netherlands ( Symphonic Prog ) Born 8-5-1946 in Badhoevedorp, Netherlands - Keyboardist - Was a member of Ekseption (They did rock versions of Beethoven's "Fifth" and Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance").

Alston Simmons (aka Uncle Al) - Died 1-22-2006 - Infection after diabetes induced kidney failure ( Doo-Wop - R&B - Gospel ) He was 65 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Teenage Turbans later renamed The Turbans and also a member of The Twighlighters.

David Weber - Died 1-23-2006 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. ( Symphonic ) Born 12-18-1913 in Vilnius, which is now Lithuania - Clarinetist and music teacher - Among his students were jazz artists Benny Goodman and Kenny Davern - Worked with The NBC Symphony and The New York Philharmonic.

Sherman Ferguson - Died 1-23-2006 in La Crescenta, CA, U.S. - Complications of diabetes ( Jazz ) Born 10-31-1944 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of JazzUnion - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Flutology, James Moody, Bud Shank, Kenny Burrrell, Benny Carter, Pharoah Sanders, Eddie Harris, Pat Martino, Ali Ryerson, Holly Hofmann, Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal, Shorty Rogers, George Coleman, Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson, Teddy Edwards, Buddy Collette and Gabor Szabo.

Jon George (Jonathan George) - Died 1-24-2006 - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 23 years old - Played guitar and harmonica - Was a member of Twist & Shout and The Rivals.

Beto Gourgel - Died 1-25-2006 in Angola - Illness - Singer and comedian - Father of singer, Kizua Gourgel.

Dee Edwards (Doris Jean Harrell) (Doris J. Jones) - Died 1-25-2006 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Natural causes ( R&B ) Born 6-19-1945 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "You Say You love Me" and "Tired Of Staying Home") - She was a member of The Paragons (They did, "My Time Is Important To Me" and "Pretty Words").

Tony Back - Died 1-25-2006 - Cancer ( Rock - Jazz - Pop ) He was 64 years old - Keyboardist, singer, guitarist and songwriter - Led The Tony Back Band - Was a member of The Giants and The Chimes - Worked with Tom Jones, Eric Winstonei's Orchestra, The Starliners, Matt Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Vicki Carr, Brian Conley, Johnny Mathis, Bradley Walsh, Shirley Bassey, Lulu and Max Bygraves.

Sardar Malik - Died 1-27-2006 - Cardiac arrest - He was 81 years old - Composer - (He wrote, "Mujhe kuch hosh nahin" and "Saranga teri yaad mein").

Gene McFadden - Died 1-27-2006 in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Cancer ( R&B ) Born 1949 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and producer - Was a member of The Epsilons (They did, "The Echo") - He was half of the duo McFadden & Whitehead (They did, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" and "I've Been Pushed Aside") who changed their name to Talk Of The Town - He and John Whitehead wrote songs for The O'Jays ("Backstabbers"), Archie Bell & The Drells ("Let's Groove") and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ("Wake Up Everybody") - Worked with Gloria Gaynor, Carolyn Crawford, Melba Moore, Beau Williams, Willie Collins and Freddie Jackson.

Rev. Milton Allen Dodson - Died 1-28-2006 in San Jose - Born in 4-10-1914 in Deming, NM, U.S. - Songwriter and pianist - (He wrote, "I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You") - Wrote or arranged more than 1,200 Southern gospel pieces.

Brent Dowe - Died 1-29-2006 - Heart attack ( Reggae ) Born 6-29-1946 - Singer - Was a member of The Melodians (They did, "Rivers Of Babylon" and "Swing And Dine ").

Mildred Miller (Mildred Fleming Miller) - Died 1-29-2006 - She was 96 years old - Pianist - She formed The Rhythm Band.

 Coretta Scott King - Died 1-30-2006 ( Classical - Spirituals ) Born 4-27-1927 in Heiberger, Alabama, U.S. - Singer, pianist and violinist - Was a member of The Second Baptist Church Choir and sang with The Conservatory Chorus - She was a civil rights activist as was her husband Martin Luther King Jr.

Tommi Reynolds (Thomas Holladay Reynolds) - Died 1-31-2006 in Culpeper, Virginia, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 1932 - Guitarist - Worked with The Virginia Opry - Played for President Jimmy Carter - Owner of The Culpeper Music Center.

Doug Riley (Douglas William Riley) - Died 1-31-2006 - Single car crash ( Gospel ) He was 35 years old - Drummer and songwriter - Was a member of Gold City (They did, "Are You Ready?" and "Mercy Rescues Me") - Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Tom Roberts (aka Tom Pig and Pig Champion) (Thomas Roberts) - Died 1-31-2006 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. - He had been suffering from an untreated kidney infection and the flu ( Punk ) Born 11-4-1958 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Imperialist Pigs and Poison Idea (They did, "Thing Called Progress" and "Legalize Freedom").

Lee Ritter - Died 2-?-2006 - Complications from emphysema ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist- Was a member of The Infliktors (They did, "Where'd You Get That Cigarette" and "Da Da Dali").

Bill Bigger - Died 2-?-2006 - Singer and guitarist - Worked with his wife Jan Bigger.

Ron Capone (Ronald L. Capone) - Died 2-1-2006 in Shreveport, LA, U.S. -  After a long illness - Born 10-4-1933 in Donaldsville, LA, U.S. - Sound  engineer and drummer - Worked with Dan Garner, Isaac Hayes ("Theme  From Shaft"), Otis Redding ("Dock Of The Bay"), Booker T. And The  MGs, Cheap Trick and Elvis Presley.

Bobby Moore (Robert Bob Moore) - Died 2-1-2006 in Montgomery,  Alabama, U.S. - Kidney failure ( R&B ) Born 7-17-1930 in New Orleans,  LA, U.S. - Tenor sax, songwriter, sometimes singer - Led Bobby Moore  And The Rhythm Aces (They did, "'Searching For My Love" and "Try My  Love Again").

Richie Lalli (Richard M. Lalli) - Died 2-1-2006 in Aloe Village, Egg  Harbor City, NJ, U.S.  ( Doo-Wop ) Born 8-3-1943 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.  - Singer - Worked with The Four Epics (They did, "Again" and "Dance  Joanne"), Johnny Greco, The Vespers, The Dreamlovers (They did, "Oh  Baby Mine" and "Amazons And Coyotes") and Exodus (They did, "M&M").

Chip Pauken (Adam Pauken) - Died 2-2-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - After a long illness - Born 8-16-1957 in Maumee, OH, U.S. - Editor and music supervisor - Worked on TV's, "Before They Were Stars", "Television's Greatest Performances", "The Fritz Pollard Story", "100 Years Of Hope And Humor" and "I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary".

Louise Scruggs (Louise Certain Scruggs) - Died 2-2-2006 - She had been treated for respiratory disease - She was 78 years old - Manager for Flatt & Scruggs - Sang on The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" LP - Wife of Earl Scruggs.

Jason Sears (Jason Kemper Sears) - Died 2-2-2006 in Tijuana, Mexico - Pulmonary thrombosis ( Rock ) Born 1-23-1968 - Singer - Was a member of RKL (Rich Kids On LSD) (They did, "Rancho Burger" and "In Your Mind").

Geoff Plummer (aka Drainpipe) - Died 2-2-2006 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of Ol' 55.

Romano Mussolini (aka Romano Full) - Died 2-3-2006 in Rome, Italy ( Jazz ) Born 9-26-1927 in Forlì in the Po valley, Italy - Pianist and bandleader - Led The Romano Mussolini All Stars - Worked with Nunzio Rotondo, Lars Gullin, Helen Merrill, Tony Scott, Lino Patruno, Oscar Klein and Chet Baker - Son of dictator Benito Mussolini.

Sonny King (aka The Lounge Giant) (Luigi Antonio Schiavone) - Died 2-3-2006 in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S. - After undergoing treatment for cancer ( Lounge Music ) Born 4-1-1922 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Jimmy Durante - He introduced Dean Martin to Jerry Lewis.

Milt Abel - Died 2-3-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 77 years old - Bassist and singer - Worked with his first wife Bettye Miller and with Wallace Jones.

Pat Johnson (Samuel Joseph Johnson IV) - Died 2-3-2006 in Blue Ash, Ohio, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 3-17-1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. - Played saxophone and piano - Worked with Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Hodges.

Gregg Munier - Died 2-3-2006 - Pneumonia ( Rock ) He was 44 years old - Keyboardist - Was a member of Alsace Lorraine who became Saraya.

 Richard Gribble - Died 2-4-2006 in Fuzhou, Taiwan - Stabbed in an attack by five people after a dice game ( Rock ) He was 23 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Dot.

Slinky Sharp (Jermaine Cole) - Died 2-4-2006 in North Carolina, U.S. - Car accident ( Reggae - Caribbean Music ) Born 1976 in Kingston, Jamaica - Singer - (He did, "Woman Don't Worry" and "Change Your Wicked Ways").

Bruce Findlay (aka Bruce-ter the Rooster) - Died 2-5-2006 - Hodgkin's disease ( Rock ) Born 1-16-1958 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Electric Lunatics.

Richie Schwartz (Rich Schwartz) (aka The Schweebe) - Died 2-6-2006 ( Doo-Wop ) Born 6-23-1942 - Singer - Was a member of The Quotations (They did, "Imagination" and "Oh No I Still Love Her").

S. Jibeng (Jaafar Sidiq) - Died 2-7-2006 - After suffering breathing difficulties - He was 64 years old - Singer - (He did, "Musafir Di Aidil Fitri" and "Inai di Jari").

Elton Dean - Died 2-7-2006 in London, England ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 10-28-1945 in Nottingham, England - Played saxophone, saxello and piano - Was a member of The Keith Tippett Group, Just Us and Ninesense - Worked with Long John Baldry's Bluesology,  Elton John, Soft Machine (They did, "Out-Bloody-Rageous" and "Moon In June"), Soft Works, Soft Bounds, Alex Maguire and The
Wrong Object.

Christopher D. Riley (aka 747) - Died 2-7-2006 in De Soto, Kan., U.S. - Homicide ( Rap ) He was 26 years old - Musician.

Allen Leonard Paulino (aka Alpo) - Died 2-7-2006 in Boston, MA, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 9-22-1955 in Beverly - Bassist - Was a member of The Real Kids, Cheater Slicks, The Primitive Souls and The Nervous Eaters.

Jack Montrose - Died 2-7-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 12-30-1928 - Saxophonist, arranger and composer - Worked with The John Kirby Sextet, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Red Norvo, Mel Tormé, Stan Kenton, Bob Gordon and Pete Jolly.

Akira Ifukube - Died 2-8-2006 - Multiple organ failure - Born 5-31-1914 on the island of Hokkaido - Composer - Wrote the score for the movies, "Godzilla" and "Gembaku no ko" (Children Of Hiroshima) - He composed over 300 works for movies.

 Gerald Georgettis - Died 2-8-2006 - Hanged himself aboard an airplane - He was 56 years old - Tour manager and sound engineer - Worked with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Henry Rollins, Cold Chisel and Pink Floyd.

Mart Kenney (Herbert Martin) - Canada's Big Band King - Died 2-8-2006 in Mission, B.C., Canada - Complications from a fall ( Big Band )  Born 3-10-1910 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Played saxophone and and  clarinet - Led Mart And The Western Gentlemen and The Mart Kenney Big  Band - Worked with his wife singer, Norma Locke.

Bobby Atchison (Robert L. Atchison) - Died 2-8-2006 - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Born in Akron, Ohio, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Noel and Waymon "Punchy'' Atkinson.

Charles K. Wolfe - Died 2-9-2006 in Murfreesboro, TN, U.S. - Complications  from diabetes and other health problems - Born 8-14-1943 in Sedalia,  MO, U.S. - Country music historian and author - He co-wrote biographies of Leadbelly, The Louvin Brothers and DeFord Bailey.

Johnny Ross (John W. Ross Jr.) - Died 2-9-2006 - Heart failure after an appendicitis attack ( Funk - R&B ) He was 63 years old - Played drums, guitar and keyboards - Was a member of Baby Huey & The Babysitters (They did, "Monkey Man") - Wrote the scores for the movies, "The Hammer" and "Down 'n Dirty" - Owned Ross Music and Video Productions.

Brandon James Gedge - Died 2-9-2006 near Shannon, southwest of Palmerston North - Mid-air plane collision ( Jazz ) He was 20 years old - Saxophonist  - Was a member of The Big Band.

Laurie Z. (Laurie Zeluck Carter) - Died 2-9-2006 in Seattle - Lung cancer ( Classical - Jazz ) - She was 48 years old - Keyboardist - (She did, "Life Between The Lines" and "Miss You Blues").

Curtis Lee Alderson - Died 2-9-2006 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - He was 68 years old - Bassist - Led Curtis Lee And The Other Three.

Cecil Moore - Died 2-9-2006 ( Rockabilly ) Born 7-5-1929 in Luling, Texas, U.S. -  (He did, "My Money's Gone" and "Diamond Back").

Robbie Rae (Robert Henry Bevan) - Died 2-9-2006 in Phuket, Thailand - Liver and kidney failure ( Disco - Rock ) He was 52 years old - Singer - (He did a version of, "The Lord's Prayer") - He was half of the duo, The Raes (They did, "A Little Lovin' (Keeps The Doctor Away)" and a remake of, "Que Sera Sera") and the leader of The Robbie Rae Band.

Jay Dee (aka J Dilla) (James Yancy) - Died 2-10-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Liver complications ( Hip Hop ) Born 2-7-1974 - Producer and MC - Played Drums, keyboard, cello, trumpet and violin - Was a founding member of Slum Village and a member of A Tribe Called Quest's production team The Ummah - Worked with Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and The Pharcyde.

Frank Goodman - Died 2-10-2006 in New york - Congestive heart failure - He was 89 years old - Press agent - He worked with Ethel Merman on "Gypsy" and Mary Martin on "The Sound Of Music" - He represented over 50 Broadway productions.

Anton Grigorjew - Died 2-11-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 25 years old - Saxophonist.

Urban Carmichael - Died 2-13-2006 - Esophageal cancer - Born 1-11-1952 - Comic, singer, songwriter and entertainer.

Rev. Charlie Jackson - Died 2-13-2006 in Baker, LA, U.S. ( Gospel - Blues ) Born 7-11-1932 in Summit-McComb, MS, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "God's Got It" and "My Eternal Home").

Lynden David Hall - Died 2-14-2006 in London, England - Hodgkin's Lymphoma ( Soul ) Born 5-7-1974 in Wandsworth, London, England - Singer, songwriter, arranger, musician and producer - (He did, "Sexy Cinderella" and "Do I Qualify").

 Putte Wickman (Hans-Olof Wickman) - Died 2-14-2006 in Grycksbo, Sweden ( Jazz ) Born 9-10-1924 in Borlänge, Sweden - Clarinettist and bandleader - Was a member of The Swedish All Stars - Worked with Buddy De Franco, Hasse Kahn, Reinhold Svensson, Claes Crona and Eddie Daniels.

Andrei Petrov - Died 2-15-2006 - Massive stroke -  He was 75 years old - Composer - He wrote scores for over 80 movies which include, "Watch Out For Your Car" and "Amphibian Man".

Anna Marly (Anna Betoulinski) - Died 2-15-2006 in Alaska - Born 10-30-1917 in Saint Petersburg, Russia - Composer, cabaret singer and guitarist (She wrote, "Chant des Partisans" and "La Complainte du Partisan") - Her songs have been sung by Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen - She composed over 300 songs.

Jazzman Wells (Joe Louis Wells) - Died 2-15-2006 - Prostate cancer ( Blues ) He was 68 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Original 26th Street Blues Band - Worked with Al Green, Tyrone Davis, Big Fred Murphy and Mary Ann Fisher.

 Sid Feller (Sidney Harold Feller) - Died 2-15-2006 in Beachwood, Ohio, U.S. - Born 12-24-1916 in New York, U.S. - Arranger, producer and pianist - (He wrote, "You Can't Say No In Acapulco") - Worked with Ray Charles, Jack Teagarden, Carmen Cavallero, Peggy Lee, Jackie Gleason, Charlie Byrd, Steve Lawrence, Doris Day, Woody Herman and Mel Torme - Was a musical arranger TV's, The Flip Wilson Show.

Courtney M. Smith - Died 2-16-2006 - Car accident ( Rap ) He was 21 years old - Was a member of Wolf Pack.

Archie Cheechoo - Died 2-16-2006 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada - Heart attack - Born 2-20-1948 - Singer - (He released the album, "Child Of The North").

Clifton James (Clifton A. James) - Died 2-16-2006 in Chicago, IL, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 10-7-1936 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Drummer and singer - Worked with Bo Diddley ("Bo Diddley" and "I'm A Man"), Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Flamingos, The Chicago Blues All Stars, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Lady Bo and The Moonglows.

Ray Barretto - Died 2-17-2006 in Hackensack, NJ, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 4-29-1929 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Percussionist and bandleader - (He did, "El Watusi" and "Los Cueros") - Led The New World Spirit - Worked with Gene Ammons, Lou Donaldson, Sonny Stitt, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Tito Puente, Art Blake, Cannonball Adderley, Red Garland, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard and Cal Tjade - Was a music director for The Fania All-Stars.

Bill Cowsill (aka Billy Cowsill) (William Joseph Cowsill, Jr.) - Died 2-17-2006 in Canada - He had been suffering from emphysema, osteoporosis and other ailments ( Pop - Country Rock ) Born 1-9-1948 in Newport, RI, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "When Everybody's Here") - Was a member of The Cowsills (They did, "Hair" and "The Rain, The Park And Other Things"), The Co-Dependents, Blue Northern and Blue Shadows (They did, "Coming On Strong" and "On The Floor Of Heaven").

Bill Poleo (William F. Poleo) - Died 2-17-2006 in Frenchtown Township - Dementia - He was 74 years old - Played Trumpet - Led The Bill Poleo Orchestra - Worked with The Royal Venetians, The Bill Bacarella Orchestra and The Joe Bacarella Orchestra.

Jack Goth - Died 2-17-2006 - Staged 11 musicals which included Pajama Game, South Pacific, Oliver, Guys And Dolls and Oklahoma.

Paul Carr - Died 2-17-2006 - Illness - Born 2-1-1934 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Actor and singer - (He did a duet in the move "Jamboree" with Freda Holloway who used Connie Francis's voice for the song, "Who Are We To Say" which was also released as a record as a duet with Fran Lori - He also did, "If Not For You") - He was Lt. Lee Kelso in TV's, "Star Trek" and Lt. Devlin in TV's, "Buck Rogers In The 25th Century" - Acted in the films The Wrong Man, The Severed Arm and many others.

 Johnny Frisco - Died 2-18-2006 - Complications of pancreatic cancer ( Jazz ) He was 73 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Vikki Carr, Bill Collins, Al Sturchio And The Sound Of The Spurs Band and Sheila And Company.

Roy Parnell - Died 2-18-2006 - Pneumonia, brought on by scleroderma - He was 63 years old - Born in Seattle - Owner of The Pioneer Square jazz club which hosted artists such as Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Blue Mitchell, Ernestine Anderson, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Cal Tjader, Phil Woods, Joe Williams, Harold Land, Milt Jackson, Anita O'Day, Bob Dorough, Ray Brown, Dave Frishberg, Charlie Byrd, Sonny Stitt and Art Pepper.

Bill Reid - Died 2-18-2006 in Whitehorse - Cancer ( Dance Music ) He was 75 years old - Pianist - Was a member of The Northernairs.

Windy Johnson (Clarence Johnson) - Died 2-18-2006 in East St. Louis,  IL, U.S.  - Hypothermia ( Blues ) Born 3-17-1914 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Guitarist  and singer - Worked with with Miles Davis - Son of guitarist Lonnie  Johnson.

Connie Morris - Died 2-19-2006 ( Jazz ) She was 72 years old - Played piano and sang.

Jim McAllister (Mayo James McAllister Jr.) - Died 2-19-2006 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - Complications from pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 8-8-1950 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Chesmann - Worked with The Beckies, The Left Banke, Hilly Michaels and Sparks - The Kansas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Gene Severens (aka Gene Severence) (Eugene Padanyi Severens) - Died 2-19-2006 in Worcester, MA, U.S. ( Punk ) Born 6-22-1963 - Bassist, guitarist and singer - Worked with The Performers, Muffy & The Patriots, The Aggressions (They did, "Howard Johnson's"), Boneyard and Benny Sizzler.

Doug Miller - Died 2-20-2006 - Heart attack ( Jazz - Marching Band - Orchestral ) - He was 52 years old - Played pianio, violin and trumpet - Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Anthony Burger - Died 2-22-2006 on a cruise out of Miami, FL, U.S. - Heart attack, he collapsed and died during a performance ( Gospel ) He was 44 years old - Played piano - Worked with Bill Gaither, The Celestials and the gospel quartet The Kingsmen.

 Willie Ellison - Died 2-22-2006 - Car accident ( Jazz ) Born 7-6-1937 in Turkey - Played double bass - Led his own band - Worked with George Hayden, Noel Bothma and The Kerdachi Brothers.

Larry Neill (Larry Neill Orenstein) - Died 2-22-2006 - Complications from pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 8-30-1918 in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. - Trumpet player, singer and composer - Worked with Shep Fields, Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Ray Noble - Co-wrote the musical, "What A Day For A Miracle - Wrote the lyrics to the songs in the, "Lucy Goes To Scotland" episode of TV's, "I Love Lucy" for which he played the Mayor - He created the first advertisements for The Big Mac for McDonalds.

David Val Olman - Died 2-23-2006 - Natural causes - Born 2-7-1913, in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Violinist and bandleader - Worked with Harry Belafonte and Frank Sinatra.

Yuri Morozov (Yuri Vasilyevich Morozov) - Died 2-24-2006 in St. Petersburg - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 3-6-1948 - Musician and sound engineer - Worked with Aquarium, DDT and Chizh & Co - He wrote the autobiography, "Podzemnyj Blues".

Elisa Gastellum - Died 2-24-2006 in AZ, U.S. - Car accident ( Mariachi ) She was 18 years old - Singer.

Dennis Weaver (William Dennis Weaver) - Died 2-24-2006 in Ridgway, Colorado, U.S. - Complications of cancer - Born 6-4-1924 in Joplin, Missouri, U.S. - Actor and singer - (He did, "Hubbardville Store" and "Prairie Dog Blues") - Acted on TV's, McCloud and protrayed Chester Goode on TV's, Gunsmoke and Tom Wedloe on TV's, Gentle Ben.

Thomas Koppel - Died 2-25-2006 in Puerto Rico ( Pychedelic - Symphonic ) Born 4-27-1944 in Orebro, Sweden - Pianist - Was a member of Savage Rose - Worked with with Michala Petri and The English Chamber Orchestra - Son of pianist, Herman D. Koppel and husband of singer, Annisette also of Savage Rose.

Florian ZaBach - Died 2-25-2006 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. ( Symphony - Pop ) Born 8-15-1918 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Played clarinet and violin - (He did, "The Hot Canary" and "When The White Lilacs Bloom Again") - He could play 12.8 notes per second on the violin.

John Harris - Died 2-26-2006 in Woodland Hills, CA, U.S. - He was 63 years old - He composed music for TV's, "M*A*S*H" and was a music editor for the movies, "History Of The World: Part 1", "Johnny Dangerously" and "Nine To Five".

Edwin Duhon (Edwin A. Duhon) - Died 2-26-2006 in Westlake, LA, U.S. - Natural causes ( Cajun -  Western Swing ) Born 6-11-1910 in Youngsville, LA, U.S. - Accordionist, piano, harmonica, bassist -  Founding  member of The Hackberry Ramblers.

 Arturo Silva - Died 2-27-2006 in Wade Park ( Pop - Rock ) Born 5-18-1952 in Findlay, Ohio, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and composer.

Tsakani "TK" Mhinga - Died 2-27-2006 in Bryanston, northern Johannesburg - Overdose ( R&B ) She was 27 years old - Singer - Niece of singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

Irv Kluger (Irving Kluger) - Died 2-28-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 7-9-1921 - Drummer - Worked with Georgie Auld's Orchestra, Bob Chester, Freddie Slack, Tex Beneke, Boyd Raeburn, Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five, Bobby Byrne, Herbie Fields, Benny Goodman, Dave Pell, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Bud Powell, The Four Freshman, Johnny Cash, Les Paul and Stan Kenton's Orchestra.

Fred Tracy - Died 3-?-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 85 years old - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with his wife in The Betty Weldon Quartet - He was a decorated Navy fighter pilot during World War II.

Martin Lickert - Died 3-?-2006 ( Rock ) Played bass - Worked with Frank Zappa - Appeared in the movie, 200 Motels.

Sol Ho'opi'i (Solomon Ho'opi'i) - Died 3-1-2006 in Hale Makua on Maui, Hawaii, U.S. ( leo ki'eki'e ) He was 70 years old - Born in the Kahakuloa area of West Maui, Hawaii - Singer - He was half of the duo The Ho'opi'i Brothers.

T-Bone Stinson (Tom Stinson) - Died 3-1-2006 - Jumped from his apartment building ( Jazz ) He was 53 years old - Pianist - Led The Tom Stinson Trio -  Worked with Grover Washington Jr., Swingadelica, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and George Benson.

Peter Osgood (aka King of Stamford Bridge) - Died 3-1-2006 - Heart attack - He was 59 years old - He was part of The Chelsea Football Club which had a hit with the song, "Blue Is The Colour".

Janeen Martin - Died 3-1-2006 - Cancer - ( Rock ) Singer - She was 39 years old - Worked with Miss Trixie, Mudflap and Skyline.

Don Willis ( Don Franklin Willis) - Died 3-1-2006 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Cancer ( Rockabilly ) Born 9-30-1933 in Munford, Tipton County, TN, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of  The Orbits (They did, "Boppin' High School Baby" and "Warrior Sam") and The Memphis Kings (They did, "Give Me All Your Love").

Johnny Jackson (Johnny Porter Jackson II) - Died 3-2-2006 in Gary, Indiana, U.S. - Stabbed ( Pop ) Born 3-3-1950 in Gary, Indiana, U.S. - Drummer -  Worked with The Jackson 5, Triple Dose and White Dove.

Jack Wild - Died 3-2-2006 in Tebworth, Bedfordshire ( Pop ) Born 9-30-1952 in Royton, Lancashire, England - Singer and actor - (He did, "Some Beautiful" and "Picture Of You") - Played The Artful Dodger in the musical, Oliver! and appeared on TV's, "HR Pufnstuf".

Willie Kent - Died 3-2-2006 in Englewood - Complications of colon cancer ( Blues ) Born 2-24-1936 in Inverness, Mississippi, U.S. - Bass guitarist and singer - Led Willie Kent And The Gents - Worked with Little Walter, Carey Bell, Buster Benton, Johnny Littlejohn, Casey Jones, Bob Fender, Muddy Waters, Arthur Stallworth And The Chicago Playboys, Mighty Joe Young, Fenton Robinson, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Dawkins, Hip Linkchain and Howlin' Wolf.

 William Davies (William Arthur Davies) - Died 3-2-2006 in Hastings, East Sussex - Born 6-26-1921 in Bolton, Lancashire - Pianist, harpsichordist, organist and composer - Composed for the BBC Light Orchestra - His music ws used for TV's, Ozzie And Harriet and The Ann Southern Show and also for films.

Charlie Hodge (Charles F. Hodge) - Died 3-3-2006 in Knoxville, TN, U.S. -  Cancer ( Rock ) Born 12-14-1934 in Decatur, AL, U.S. Singer and guitarist -  Worked with The Foggy River Boys, Bill Gaither and Elvis Presley - He  wrote the book, "Elvis 'N Me".

Ivor Cutler - Died 3-3-2006 - Born 1-15-1923 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland - Singer, harmonium player, pianist, songwriter and poet - (He did, "Jammy Smears" and "Who Tore Your Trousers?") - His album "Ludo" was produced by George Martin - Worked with Linda Hirst ("Women Of The World"), Neil Ardley and Robert Wyatt - He appeared in The Beatle's film, Magical Mystery Tour.

Smiling Al Harris - Died 3-4-2006 - He was 84 years old -  Guitarist - Was half of the duo, Al And Ina Harris with his wife Ina (Webdon) - ( Worked with Jimmy Fry And His Orchestra, Bert Niosi, Joe DeCourcy, Moxie Whitney, Trump Davidson, Tommy Hunter, Mart Kenney and Rob McConnell's Spitfire Band.

Sam Nation (Sam Shipman) - Died 3-4-2006 in South Fairmount - Car accident ( Rock - Country ) Born 10-26-1958 - Singer, songwriter and bassist - Was a member of The Thirteens (They did, "When I Stop Dreaming").

Naison Chimbetu (aka Dr Nero) - Died 3-5-2006 in Glen View, Harare - Tuberculosis - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Marxist Brothers (They did, "Nherera"), The Orchestra Dendera Kings and Great 7 Commandos.

 Ali Farka Toure (Ali Ibrahim Touré) - King of the African Blues - Died 3-6-2006 in Bamako, Mali - After a long illness ( Blues ) Born 1939 in Kanau, Mali - Played the gurkel and guitar - Worked with Ry Cooder and Toumani Diabate.

outer Heijster - Died 3-5-2006 ( Rock ) He was 29 years old - Keyboardist - Was a member of Roccoman.

King Floyd III - Died 3-6-2006 in California, U.S. - Complications from a stroke and diabetes ( R&B ) Born 2-13-1945 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Groove Me" and "Walkin' And Talkin").

Dana Reeve - Died 3-6-2006 - Lung cancer - She was 44 years old - Singer and actress - Wife of actor, Christopher Reeve.

 Mortimo Planno (aka Kumi) - Died 3-6-2006 in Kingston, Jamaica - Complications from a thyroid condition ( Reggae ) Born 9-6-1929 in Cuba - Drummer - (Wrote, "Haile Selassie Is The Chapel") - Best known as the Rasta teacher forf Bob Marley.

 Jesse "Guitar" Taylor (Jesse Taylor) - Died 3-7-2006 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Complications of
hepatitis C and cirrhosis ( Country - Rock ) Born 1950 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The T. Nickel House Band and The Joe Ely Band - Worked with Don McCalister Jr., Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Billy Joe Shaver, Butch Hancock, Kinky Friedman, Townes Van Zandt and  John X. Reed ("Don't Give Up") - He was a former Golden Gloves boxer.

Ruby Lee (Ruby Lee Grubbs Meyers) - Died 3-7-2006 - Sepsis ( Standards ) She was 83 years old - Born in Walkertown, NC, U.S. - Singer - Worked with her husband, musician Jim Meyers - She was "The singing weather girl" for her husband's radio show - Sang for President John F. Kennedy.

 Ken Sykora - Died 3-7-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 4-13-1923 in London, England - Guitarist, radio personality and writer - Led his own band - Worked with Ted Heath and Geraldo - He composed music for films.

Ernie McGinn - Died 3-7-2006 ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of Killpact and Bodypit.

Raphe Malik (Laurence Mazel) - Died 3-8-2006 in in Guilford, VT, U.S. - After a long illness ( Jazz ) Born 11-1-1948 in Cambridge, MA, U.S. - Trumpeter, composer and producer - Worked with Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, William Parker, Alan Silva, Sabir Mateen, Syd Straw, The Rova Saxophone Quartet and Dennis Warren's Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble.

Dr. Stephen Myles - Died 3-8-2006 - Natural causes (  Bluegrass - Jazz - Folk ) He was 54 years old - Played mandolin and guitar and was a guitar builder - Was a member of The Cognitive Dissidents.

Gary Hughes - Died 3-8-2006 - Cancer ( Bluegrass - Irish - Contra Dance ) Born 1-12-1949 in Independence - Played drums, keyboard, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, accordion and guitar - Was a member of Three-Bean Salad, The Fabulous GTs, The Walnut Valley String Band, The Flatland String Band, Two Old Dogs, Lafferty, The Wichita Banjo Band, Tallgrass Express and Hughes, Harris And Sharp.

Henrik Johansson - Died 3-9-2006 - Stabbed by his girlfriend ( Metal ) Born 5-31-1977 - Guitarist - Was a member of Apostasy (They did, "Malignant" and "Virus").

Laura Stoica - Died 3-9-2006 - Car accident which also killed her fiancé ( Pop ) Singer.

Denny Kronemeyer - Died 3-9-2006 in New Brunswick - After an aneurysm ( Blues - Reggae ) Guitarist, singer and songwriter - Worked with with Bob White And The White Boys, Junior Smoots And The Disturbers and Matt Witte's New Blood Revival.

Travis Aycock - Died 3-9-2006 ( Country ) He was 70 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Benny Joe Latham, Sollie Waggoner, Becky Hobbs and Moe Bandy and also with his son, Freddie Aycock, and niece, Toni Bachtel - He had been a state trooper and a bailiff.

Povel Randen - Died 3-10-2006 ( Rock - Folk ) Born 12-8-1945 - Played trombone and piano - Was a member of The Hoola Bandoola Band.

Jared Oddo - Died 3-12-2006 - Car accident - ( Christian Rock ) He was 16 years old - Bass guitarist -  Was a member of Forever Faithful.

Loraine Williams Leeks - Died 3-13-2006 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Heart failure ( Gospel ) She was 78 years old - Singer - Was a member of Gladys Mc-Fadden & The Loving Sisters.

Bobby Jack Spencer - Died 3-13-2006 - Complications of a brain tumor ( Country - Bluegrass - Gospel ) He was 67 years old -  Played guitar, mandolin and harmonica and was a singer and songwriter - (He co-wrote "Lefty's Old Guitar " and Blue Moon Rising's, "Take Me Back To Old Kentucky") - Worked with Crystal Gayle and Kenny Whalen And The Travelers.

Geoffrey Wilkes (Geoffrey M. Wilkes) (aka Geoffro) - Died 3-13-2006 in Narragansett, RI, U.S. - Drowned along with two other URI students ( Rock ) Born 6-13-1987 in Providence, RI, U.S. - Guitarist, bassist and singer - Was a member of 2% (not quite cream), Distorted Minds, All Gone Wrong and Orange Jam Conspiracy (They did, "Positive Filtration" and "Go with The Flow").

Larry Rice - Died 3-13-2006 in Inverness, FL, U.S. - Cancer ( Bluegrass ) Born 4-24-1949 Danville, VA, U.S.  - Mandolinist and singer - (He did, "Unemployment Line" and "Clouds Over Carolina") - Was a member of The Golden State Boys and The Haphazards - Worked with J.D. Crowe, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen as well as with his brothers Wyatt Rice, Ronnie Rice and Tony Rice.

Ruth D. Lowe (Betty Barton) - Died 3-14-2006 - Illness ( Big Band ) She was 81 years old - Singer.

David Blume (David Nason Blume) - Died 3-15-2006 in Sylmar, CA, U.S. - Complications of a stroke ( Jazz ) He was 74 years old - Born in Roxbury, Boston, MA, U.S. - Keyboardist, arranger and composer - (He co-wrote The Cyrkle's, "Turn Down Day") - Led The Dave Blume Trio - Worked with his wife singer Carolyn Hester.

Tony Lister - Died 3-15-2006 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. ( Gothabilly ) He was 47 years old - Singer - Was a member of Murderer's Holiday (They did, "Psychosexual" and "I'm Not The Only One"), Jake The Evil Redneck, Dead Blue Cat and The Illbilly Boys.

Alexander "Blackmore" Troitski - Died 3-15-2006 - Accidental alcohol poisoning ( Punk ) Born 3-26-1972 - Drummer - Worked with Front, AU and Brigadny Podrjad.

Jake Davis - Died 3-16-2006 in southern Travis County - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 23 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Breach.

Professor X (aka Lumumba Professor X The Overseer) (Lumumba Carson) - Died 3-17-2006 in New York, U.S. - Meningitis ( Hip Hop ) He was 49 years old - He did, "U Can Do Better" and "Wine E Wine") - Was a member of X-Clan (They did, "Funkin' Lesson" and "Fire & Earth (100% Natural)") - Son of the late civil rights activist, Sonny Carson.

Narvin Kimball (Narvin Henry KImball) - Died 3-17-2006 in Charleston, SC, U.S.  ( Jazz ) Born 3-2-1909 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Sang and played banjo - Led Narvin Kimball's Gentlemen Of Jazz -  Member of The Fate And Marable Band and The New Orleans Preservation  Hall Jazz Band - Son of bassist Henry Kimball.

Chuck Tharp (Charly Lee Tharp) - Died 3-17-2006 in Clovis, NM, U.S. -  Cancer ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Born 2-3-1941 in Ysleta, El  Paso, TX, U.S. - Was a member of The Fireballs (They did, "I Don't Know" and  "Long Long Ponytail").

Armand Jones (aka Prozpect) - Died 3-17-2006 in in Anaheim, CA, U.S. - Shot ( Rap ) He was 18 years old -  Musician and actor.

Howard Evans - Died 3-17-2006 in North Cheam, Surrey - Cancer - Born 2-29-1944 in Chard, Somerset - Played trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn and was a composer and arranger - Worked with The Welsh Guards, The London Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, The Albion Band, Home Service, The Martin Carthy Band, John Kirkpatrick, Rick Wakeman, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and in Lou Reizner's production of The Who's, "Tommy" and in "Hair".

Steve Swaim (Steven Doyle Swaim) - Died 3-18-2006 - Liver failure ( Rock ) He was 51 years old - Drummer and songwriter - Was a member of The Clocks - (They did, "She Looks A Lot Like You" and "19").

Charles Lynn II - Died 3-18-2006 - Complications of liver and kidney ailments ( Jazz )  He was 65 years old - Played trumpet and trombone - (He wrote The Frank Cunimondo Trio's, "Echoes") - Worked with Maynard Ferguson, R.H. Factor and The Lou Ferrante Jazz Quintet.

Krullenzith (Joe King) - Died 3-18-2006 - Alcohol poisoning ( Metal ) Singer - Worked with Gates Of Enoch, Crimson Massacre, Ripsaw, Lilith Moon and Gog.

John Kelly Pritchard - Died 3-19-2006 - Leukemia - He was 55 years old - Musician and songwriter - Founder of Anachron Sound Inc.

Scott Goddard - Died 3-19-2006 - Liver cancer ( Punk ) Born 1952 - Singer - (He did, "Cowpunk" and "Two Triple Cheese") - Was a member of The Surf Punks (They did, "Shark Attack").

Clint Duch (Clinton Daniel Stuart Duch) - Died 3-20- 2006 in Sacramento, CA, U.S. - Suicide - Born 8-17-1982 - Played guitar, drums and mandolin - Member of The Refinery and Nevada Backwards.

Oreh Ignatov (Oleg Ignatov)- Died 3-20-2006 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 5-30-1956 -Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Liverpool.

Johnny Parker (aka Tasty) - Died 3-21-2006 in NY, U.S. - He had been suffering from emphysema  ( Jazz ) He was 78 years old - Born in Queens, NY, U.S. - Played trumpet - Worked with Roosevelt Sykes, Sy Oliver, The Duke Ellington Band, Sonny Rollins, Thelonius Monk, Brooks Kerr, Sonny Greer and Etta Jones - Husband of writer Leslie Gourse.

Pio Leyva - Died 3-22-2006 - Heart attack - Born 5-5-1917  in Moron in central Cuba - Singer - Was a member of The Buena Vista Social Club - Worked with Beny More, Compay Segundo and Bebo Valdes.

Eugene Landy (Eugene Ellsworth Landy) - Died 3-22-2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. - Born 11-26-1934 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Known as "The psychologist to the stars" - Managed Brian Wilson and George Benson.

Martha Dickinson (Martha Elizabeth Dickinson Martz) - Died 3-22-2006 in Palmdale, CA, U.S - Congestive heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 10-16-1940 in Grove City, PA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Kelly Sisters and The Modernaires - Worked with The Ed Winters Trio, Johnny Sea and Liberace - Daughter of singers, Hal Dickinson and Paula Kelly.

Emma Griggs Giel - Died 3-23-2006 - Born 6-17-1916 - Keyboardist - Worked with The Al Gentile Orchestra and The Music Makers - She played organ for The Johnston Funeral Home for over 40 years and played piano for The Jane Hart School Of Dancing for over fifty years.

Cindy Walker - Died 3-23-2006 in Mexia, Texas, U.S. - After a long illness ( Country ) Born 7-20-1918 in Mart, Texas, U.S. - Songwriter and singer - Her songs can be heard by Bob Wills ("Bubbles In My Beer"), Roy Orbison ("Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)"), Bob Wills, Eddy Arnold ("Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me"), Hank Snow ("The Gold Rush Is Over"), George Morgan, Gene Autry, Jim Reeves ("Distant Drums"), Jerry Wallace, Ray Charles, Mickey Gilley, Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Michael Nesmith, Webb Pierce and Ernest Tubb ("Warm Red Wine") - Western Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Alan Confrey - Died 3-23-2006 - Heart attack ( Punk ) Born 1972 - Tin whistle player - Was a member of Blood Or Whiskey.

Jeff Elrod (aka Tchort) - Died 3-23-2006 - Overdose ( Metal ) Singer and songwriter - Member of Masochist and Wind Of The Black Mountains.

Harry Lee Nelson Sr. - Died 3-24-2006 - Cancer - Born 3-21-1920 in Temple, Texas, U.S. - Singer and performer - Appeared in the productions of, "Kiss Me Kate" and "South Pacific" - Was a member of The Campbell County Good Timers.

James Mask (James Howard Mask) - Died 3-24-2006 in Amory, MS, U.S. ( Rockabilly ) Singer - Born 6-24-1932, Pontotoc County, MS, U.S. - (He did, "Beer Drinking Blues") - Recorded for Bandera, Arbet, TomBigBee and MGM Records.

Lynne Perrie - Died 3-24-2006 - Stroke ( Cabaret ) Singer and actress - She played Ivy Tilsey on Coronation Street for over 20 years - Sister of actor and comedian, Duggie Brown.

Rocio Durcal (Maria de los Angeles de las Heras Ortiz) - Died 3-25-2006 in Madrid, Spain - Cancer of the womb ( Ranchera ) She was 61 years old - Singer and actress - Worked with Julio Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Joan Manuel Serrat, Luis Miguel and Alejandro Sanz - She appeared in the films, Cancion de Juventud and Marianela.

Buck Owens (aka Corky Jones) (Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.) - Died 3-25-2006 in Bakersfield, CA, U.S. ( Country ) Born 8-12-1929 in Sherman, TX, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Led Buck Owens & His Buckaroos (They did, "Act Naturally" and "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail") - Was a member of Bill Woods & The Orange Blossom Playboys and The Schoolhouse Playboys - He co-hosted TV's Hee Haw -  Worked with Tommy Collins, Tommy Sands, Don Rich, Wanda Jackson and Faron Young - At one time he was married to singer, Bonnie Campbell - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and The Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Romeo Prado - Died 3-25-2006 in West Covina, California, U.S. - Liver cancer - Born 1-20-1944 in
Chihuahua, Mexico - Played trombone, trumpet, fluegelbone and keyboards - (He wrote, "Chicano Power") - Was a member of Johnny & The Crowns and an original member of Thee Midniters (They did, ("I Need Someone" and "Giving Up On Love").

Sally Jenkins - Died 3-25-2006 - Car accident - She was 68 years old - Sang and played flute - She was half of the duo, Jack And Sally Jenkins with her husband - They performed on TV's, The Ed Sullivan Show.

Jeremy Martin - Died 3-25-2006 in Capitol Hill - He was was one of six people killed in a shooting rampage ( Rock ) He was 26 years old - Musician - He was part of a music collective and performance rock band called Chickenhed.

Greg NaPier - Died 3-26-2006 in Ontario, Canada ( Gospel ) Born 11-13-1952 in Riverside, CA, U.S. - Musician - Was a member of The 2nd Wind Gospel Band.

Nikki Sudden (Nicholas Godfrey) - Died 3-26-2006 in New York City, N.Y., U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 7-19-1956 in London, England - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "This Is Still England" and "I Belong To You") - Was a member of The Jacobites (They did, "Only Girl In The World" and "Ashtray Blues") and The Swell Maps (They did, "Read About Seymour" and "Dresden Style") - Worked with Alan Merrill, Steve Treatment, Cult Figures, Single Metrophase,  Phones Sportsman Band, Cult Figures, The Steam Settee, The Rag Dolls, The Creeping Candies, Jeremy Gluck, Red Roses In The Sand, Silvain Vanot, Ghost Train, Jimmy Keith And His Shocky Horrors, The Chamber Strings, Fuse and Die Bruder - Brother of the late Epic Soundtracks (Kevin Paul Godfrey).

Greg Brown - Died 3-26-2006 - Cancer - He was 54 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of Fazers Of The Sun.

Chuck Estes (Charles Byron Estes) - Died 3-26-2006 in Fullerton - Complications from heart disease ( Avant-garde - Pop - Jazz - Eclectic ) Born 6-17-1946 in Aurora, Colo., U.S. - Composer and keyboardist - Was a member of The PowerVac Band and The Paul Zen Quintet - Composed music for stage productions.

Pete Wells - Died 3-27-2006 - Prostate cancer ( Rock ) He was 58 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Rose Tattoo (They did, "No Mercy" and "Pain").

 Alex Magocsi - Found dead 3-27-2006 ( Rock ) Born 3-27-1964 - Drummer and music writer - Was a member of Junk and The Bottomfeeders - Worked with Howie Epstein.

Francis Ho'okano - Died 3-27-2006 - Liver cancer - Born 3-30-1938 in Kahaluu - Vibraphonist - Worked with Herb "Ohta-san" Ohta, Imaikalani Young, Al Harrington, Ernie Durante and Brickwood Galuteria.

Pretty Terry Stanton (Terry Denard Stanton) - Died 3-27-2006 in Los Angeles County - Shot ( Soul ) Born 1957 or 1958 - Singer - Worked with The Dazz Band and The Polyester Players.

Ronnie Hicks (Ronnie Keith Hicks) - Died 3-27-2006 in Boone, NC, U.S. - Brain cancer ( Bluegrass - Gospel ) Born 8-7-1953 in Banner Elk, NC, U.S. - Played banjo, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, autoharp and piano - Was a member of The Cove Creek Ramblers - Worked with The Blue Ridge Express, Doc Watson and Allison Crous.

Martin Clarke - Died 3-28-2006 in London, England - Heart attack - Born 1940 in Perth, Western Australia - Founder of Clarion Records - Helped in the success of Bon Scott as a member of The Valentines and Johnny Young - WA Music Hall of Fame Inductee.

Louis W. Masiello - Died 3-29-2006 in Kirtland - Born 3-6-1917 in Cleveland - Guitarist - Was a member of The Tap Cats.

Wendell "Swain" Armbrister - Died 3-29-2006 - Cancer - He was 63 years old - Singer and drummer - (He did, "I'm A Survivor") - Was a member of The Mighty Makers and The Citations.

Helen Florence Moyers (aka Little Miss Helen and Penny Jay) - Died 3-29-2006 ( Country ) She was 80 years old - Singer guitarist and songwriter - (She wrote, "Don't Let Me Cross Over" and "Widow Maker") - Worked with Jimmy Martin - Her songs have been recorded by Carl Butler and Dolly Parton.

Don Alias (Charles Alias) - Died 3-29-2006 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 12-25-1939 in New York, NY, U.S. - Percussionist - Was a member of Stone Alliance - Worked with Roberta Flack, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Sting, Tony Williams, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorious, Chick Corea, David Sanborn and Mongo Santamaria.

Rae Arroyo - Died 3-29-2006 - Born in The Bronx, New York, U.S. - She was 67 years old - She was a Las Vegas Latin jazz advocate on the radio for almost 28 years.

Michael Jones (Kerry Michael Jones) - Died 3-30-2006 in Dacula, GA, U.S. - Heart attack - He was 56 years old - Born in Micola, MO, U.S. - Back-up singer and songwriter - Worked with John Michael Montgomery ("I Love The Way You Love Me"), Doug Stone ("I'd Be Better Off In A Pine Box"), Randall Bramblett and Ty Herndon ("What Mattered Most").

TX Moshi William - Died 3-30-2006 in Dar es Salaam - Composer and singer - He was 48 years old -  Was a member of The Police Jazz Band and The Msondo Ngoma Music Band.

Jackie McLean (John Lenwood McLean) - Died 3-31-2006 in Hartford, Conn., U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-17-1931 in New York, NY, U.S. - Saxophonist - Worked with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Sonny Rollins - Founder and artistic director of The Jackie McLean Institute Of Jazz at the University of Hartford's Hartt School - Husband of actress Dollie McLean.

Len Hendry (Leonard R. Hendry) - Died 3-31-2006 - Cancer ( Swing ) Born 6-23-1927 - Played trumpet and was a DJ - He hosted radio's, "Let's Dance" playing Jazz songs from his 7,000 plus record collection.

Sol Raye - Died 3-31-2006 in London, England - Cancer ( Standards ) Born 1934 in Christianburg, Guyana - Singer - Led The Worlds End Band.

Jack Morgan (Jack Briggs Morgan) - Died 4-?-2006 ( Blues Rock ) Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Rattlin' Bones (They did, "I Should A Known" and "That Kinda Girl").

Nita Sen - Died 4-1-2006 - Heart failure ( Bengali ) She was 75 years old - Singer and lyricist - (She did, "Oh go Nayoner Abir") - Worked with Gouri Prasanna Majumdar - Her songs have been covered by singers such as Srikanta Acharya.

 Carol O. Fakette (Collins) - Died 4-1-2006 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. ( Country ) Born 5-13-1942 in Sutton, W.VA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Carol Lynn And The Goodtimers.

Pete McGovern (Peter John McGovern) - Died 4-1-2006 in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd ( Folk ) Born 10-28-1927 in Liverpool, England - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Rent Collecting In Speke" and "I'm Gettin' Brassed Off With Me Dad).

Joel Marshall Shumaker - Died 4-1-2006 -After a long illness ( Rock ) He was 51 years old - Bassist and guitarist - Worked with Jerry Lee Lewis.

John Dodd - Died 4-1-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 10-15-1918 in Sullivan - Played cornet - Worked with Louis Armstrong, Boone Dunbar, Helen Anne and Wally Akers.

Edward Rothkowitz (Edward S. Rothkowitz) - Died 4-1-2006 in Playa Del Rey - Film editor and producer - He was the editor and co-producer of the rock n roll documentary about The Who entitled "The Kids Are Alright" - He also worked on the film, "Midnight Cowboy" and TV's, "Picket Fences" and "Chicago Hope".

Buddy Blue (Bernard Seigal) (aka Buddy Seigal ) - Died 4-2-2006 in La Mesa, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Cow Punk - Blues - Rock ) Born 12-30-1957 in Syracuse, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Fat, 40 'N' Flatulent" and "Whiskey Goggles") - Was a member of The Buddy Blue Band, The Rockin' Roulettes, The Jacks, Raney Blue, The Beat Farmers (They did, "Happy Boy" and "Glad 'N' Greasy") and The Flying Putos - Worked with  Tomcat Courtney, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Rugburns, Earl Thomas and Joy Eden Harrison - He was a music writer for The Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Orange County Register and The San Diego Union Tribune.

 David Tafolla (aka DJ Dela Vie) - Died 4-3-2006 - Shot ( Hip Hop ) He was 35 years old - DJ and mixer - Worked with David Diaz.

Martin Gilks (Martin Richard Gilks) - Died 4-3-2006 in London, England - Internal injuries from a motorcycle accident ( Rock ) Born 3-2-1965 - Drummer - Was a member of  The Wonder Stuff (They did, "The Size Of A Cow" and "Welcome To The Cheap Seats") - Managed A, Reef and Hundred Reasons - Worked with The Mighty Lemon Drops.

 Willie Restum - Died 4-3-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - He was 76 years old - Saxophonist, singer and comedian - Worked with  Les Baer, Paul Anka, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. - He appeared in The Rolling Stones video, "Saint Of Me".

Dale L. West - Died 4-3-2006 - Born 5-13-1955 in Galesburg - Musician - Worked with West Bound, Midwest Connection and The Illinois Country Opry.

Rick Johnson (Richard E. Johnson) - Died 4-3-2006 in Macomb - Born 12-21-1950 in Chicago, Ill, U.S. - Was a writer and editor for Creem magazine.

J. Dean McClain - Died 4-3-2006 - Born 9-15-1924, in Athens, TX, U.S. - He hosted radio's, "Blues At Sunrise" at one of the first R&B stations in the U.S. - He later became program director, station manager and general manager for KWBC.

Gary Basile - Died 4-3-2006 - Tour manager for Night Ranger and Prince.

Harry McGilberry (Harry McGilberry Jr.) (aka Boom Boom") - Died 4-3-2006 ( Soul ) Born 1-19-1950 in Pennsylvannia, U.S.- Singer - Was a member of The Futures and a later day member of The Temptations. (They did, "Stay" and "How Could He Hurt You").

Sergej Wladimirskij - Died 4-3-2006 - Born 1957 - Bard - Founder of the ensemble Grenada.

Delene Andre (Delene Andre Duesler) - Died 4-4-2006 in Sun City, Ariz., U.S. - Complications caused by a brain tumor ( Pop - Country ) Born 10-9-1957 in California, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Richard "RJ" Jacobs.

 Gene Pitney (Gene Francis Alan Pitney) - Died 4-5-2006 in Cardiff, Wales - Coronary artery atherosclerosis ( Pop - Rock ) Born 2-17-1940 in Hartford, Conn., U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Only Love Can Break A Heart" and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance") -  He was half of the duo, Jamie & June with Ginny Arnell - He wrote, "Hello Mary Lou" for Rick Nelson" and "He's A Rebel" for The Crystals - Worked with Phil Spector, The Rolling Stones and Marc Almond ("Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart") - The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Leonard Eugene Randall - The Voice of Detroit - Died 4-5-2006 in Southfield - Complications following surgery for a broken hip ( Swing ) He was 84 years old - Pianist and singer.

Mario Pivaral - Died 4-6-2006 in  Guatema City - Shot ( Salsa ) Singer - He was a National Union congressman and his death is being considered an assassination.

Big Robert Smith (Robert Lee Smith) - Died 4-6-2006 in Houston, TX, U.S.  ( Blues ) Born 12-28-1939 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Singer and drummer - Led Big  Robert And The Ravens - Worked with Grady Gaines And The Texas  Upsetters, Carl Campbell, Bobby Bland, Ernie K-Doe, Travis Phillips,  Millie Jackson, Joe Hinton and El Orbits - Recorded for Black Top  Records.

Helen Cohn (akaBobbie Nudie) (Helen Barbara Kruger) - Died 4-7-2006 in California, U.S. ( Clothing Designer ) She was 92 years old - Worked with her husband Nudie Cohn to create "Nudie" suits for Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, ZZ Top, Hank Williams Roy Rogers,  Elton John, John Lennon, Gram Parson and many other musicians.

Dr. Charles Fold (Charles Lee Fold Jr.) - Died 4-7-2006 in Cincinnati, OH, U.S. - Blood clot ( Gospel ) Born 6-4-1941 in Lincoln Heights, OH, U.S. - Pianist and singer - Led The Charles Fold Singers - Worked with Rev. James Cleveland and Cleveland's Meditation Gospel Singers - International Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Clay Osborne (Clarence J. Osborne) - Died 4-7-2006 - Complications after leg surgery ( Jazz ) He was 78 years old - Singer and pianist - Formed The Jay Clay Trio - Worked with John Allmark's Jazz Orchestra and Bob Saraceno - Brother of singer Jeffrey Osborne.

Konstantin Terentjew - Died 4-7-2006 ( Disco ) Born 1963 - Musician - Was a member of Szerif and Zwjozdy.

Henry G. Lewy - Died 4-8-2006 in Prescott, Ariz., U.S. - Born 5-31-1926 in Magdeburg, Germany -  Engineer and producer - Worked with Joni  Mitchell, Neil Young, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, The Flying Burrito  Bros., Jackie DeShannon, Leon Russell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The  Mamas And Papas, Johnny Rivers and Leonard Cohen - Helped engineer  the original Chipmunks sessions.

Joe Barnett - Died 4-8-2006 in Concord - Musician - After a long illness - He was 46 years old - He worked on the theater's, "Smoky Joe's Cafe" and "A Chorus Line" - Was a musical director for The Shellie Awards - Worked with Samantha Samuels.

Sig Heller (Siegfried E. Heller) - Died 4-8-2006 in Milwaukee, WS, U.S. ( Dance ) Born 7-8-1911 in Milwaukee, WS, U.S. - Played clarinet, alto sax and was a singer - Led The Carolina Cardinals later renamed Sig Heller And His Orchestra - Worked with Louis Armstrong.

Gordon Terry (Gordon H. Terry) - Died 4-9-2006 in Spring Hill, Tenn., U.S. - After a lengthy illness ( Country ) Born 10-7-1931 in Moulton, Alabama, U.S. - Fiddler - Worked with Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Bill Monroe and Johnny Cash - Led Floyd Terry And His Young 'Uns.

 J.G. Whitfield (Jesse Gillis Whitfield) (aka Whit) - Died 4-9-2006 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. - Aneurism ( Gospel ) Born 9-8-915 in Santa Rosa County - Singer and promoter - Founding member of The Gospel Melody Quartet who changed their name toThe Florida Boys and The Dixie Echoes - Helped start TV's, The Gospel Singing Jubilee - Founder and publisher of the singing news magazine - Worked with The Workmen Quartet -  The Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Patrick Cavanaugh - Died 4-10-2006 in Ely State Prison - Natural causes - He was 60 years old - He was a former manager of The Coasters -  He was convicted of killing Nathaniel "Buster" Wilson, one of the group's singers.

Proof (Deshaun Holton) - Died 4-11-2006 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Shot ( Rap ) Born 10-2-1973 - Was a member of D12 (They did, "Purple Pills").

Thane K. Leialoha - Died 4-11-2006 in Hilo - Shot as he tried to escape from a jail van ( Modern Hawaiian ) He was 28 years old - Singer - Was a member of Suden Rush.

June Pointer (June Antoinette Pointer) - Died 4-11-2006 in Santa  Monica, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Soul - Pop ) Born 11-30-1953 in East Oakland, CA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Ready For Some Action" and "Keeper Of The Flame") - She was one of Pointers-A Pair and The Pointer Sisters (They did, "Jump (For My Love)" and "I'm So Excited") - Worked with Taj Mahal, Bruce Willis ("Respect Yourself"), Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop.

Pancho Baird ( Melvin Baird) - Died 4-11-2006 ( Country ) Born 4-6-1919 in Coalton, Okla., U.S. - Guitarist, singer and square dance caller - Led Pancho Baird's Gitfiddlers - Worked with his wife, pianist Marie Baird - The New Mexico Square And Round Dance Association's Hall Of Fame.

Sammy Harrell - Died 4-11-2006 - Cirrhosis of the liver ( Rock ) He was 54 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Nerve and The Sammy Harrell Project - Worked with The Warlords, Roads End, The Road Apple Red, Mason, Sass, Chyna, The Steve Bassett Band, The Digits, Kid Chyleen, The Ko-Ko-Bops, Psycho Johnny, The Busch Hoggs, The FOB Band and The Groove Project.

Buddy Wooten (Raymond Wooten) - Died 4-11-2006 in New York, U.S. - Heart attack ( R&B ) He was 70 years old - Tenor singer - Worked with The Mello-Moods (They did, "Where Are You" and "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night") - UGHA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mike Murphy (Michael J. Murphy) (aka Father Murphy) - Died 4-11-2006 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Complications from a lung ailment - Born in Aurora, IL, U.S. - Drummer and computer technician - Worked with The Bee Gees and Chicago - Developed a protocol for use of sequencing in live performance which he used for Yanni and The Manhattan Transfer.

Raj Kumar (aka Rajkumar)- Died 4-12-2006 in Bangalore - Cardiac arrest ( Dance - Classical ) He was 77 years old - Singer, producer and actor.

Flipper Schwartz (Phillip Benard Schwartz) - Died 4-12-2006 - His truck collided with a semitrailer ( Metal ) Born 6-8-1981 in Orange, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Barbwire Crown and Scobeys.

Jim Single (Ralph James Single) - Died 4-12-2006 in Austell, GA, U.S. -  Esophageal cancer ( Country ) Born 6-19-1930 in Syracuse, NY, U.S. - Played  violin and guitar and was a singer and songwriter - (He wrote Red  Sovine's, "Whiskey Flavored Kisses" and Del Reeves's, "Lover Lou") -  Was a member of The Nashville Four and The Lowery Music Group - The  Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ronald Bacon Rogers - Died 4-13-2006 - After battling Alzheimer's disease - Born in Neenah, Wisc., U.S. - He was 80 years old - Singer and actor - Appeared in over 40 musicals and at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.

Douglas Brown (Douglas Howard Brown) - Died 4-13-2006 in Redlands - Heart failure ( Christian Music - Gospel ) Born 10-13-1970 in Lynwood - Drummer, singer and radio personality - Worked with Southland,  Sweet Water, The Regulars, NSync (Not the boy band), The Crownsmen, The Martinez Family, The Bravos, The New Creations and The Cross Road Quartet.

Elma Ramplin (Nixon) - Died 4-14-2006 - Played flugel horn, trumpet and cornet and was a singer - Was a member of The Long Eaton Silver Prize Band - Worked with Kirkby Colliery Welfare, Ibstock, Bestwood Black Diamonds and The Anything Blows Dance Band.

Arthur Miscione - Died 4-14-2006 - Lung cancer ( Mexican Folk ) He was 53 years old - Bassist - Worked with The Ronstadt-Ramirez Santa Cruz Band.

Adam Guymon (Adam Francois Guymon) - Died 4-15-2006 - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 4-23-1989 - Guitarist - Was a member of Three Date Theory.

Calum Kennedy - Died 4-15-2006 in Aberdeen - He was 77 years old - Singer - (He did, "The Skyline Of Skye" and "No No Geordie Munro").

Schnuckenack Reinhardt (Franz Reinhardt) - Died 4-15-2006 in St. Leon-Rot, Germany ( Gipsy - Swing ) Born 2-17-1921 in Weinsheim, Germany - Violinist - Worked with Haensche Weiss, Titi Winterstein and Stephane Grappelli - Cousin of guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Helen Wiggin (Helen J. Wiggin Bickford) - Died 4-15-2006 in Glencliff, NH, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 12-17-1946 in Kittery, Maine, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Shaggs (They did, "My Pal Foot Foot" and "That Little Sports Car").

Larry Morehouse - Died 4-16-2006 ( Polka ) Born 7-3-1930 in Billings - Played guitar and sang - Was a member of The Melody Polka Dots.

Malcolm Atterbury Jr. - Died 4-16-2006 in Burbank, CA, U.S. - Born 3-24-1941 in Schenectady, NY, U.S. - Pianist and composer - Son of actress Ellen Hardies Atterbury.

 Cees Kalis - Died 4-16-2006 in Rhoon - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 5-5-1949 - Drummer - Was a member of Earth And Fire (They did, "Ruby Is The One") and The Groovy's.

Ted McCarthy (Edmond H. McCarthy Jr.) - Died 4-17-2006 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 50 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Lonita Walton.

Billy Pigrim (William Alexander Pilgrim) - Died 4-17-2006 in Georgetown, Guyana - He was 85 years old - Musician, composer and folklorist - Conducted The Woodside Choir and The Bidco Invaders.

George Phiri - Died 4-17-2006 in Johannesburg ( Jazz ) Born in Malawi - He was 46 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Wells Fargo, Kampi Moto, Angola Maseko, Mahube, The Southern Freeway, Stimela and The Kalimba Band.

Vindhyawasini Devi - Died 4-18-2006 in Kankarbagh ( Folk - Bhojpuri - Magadh - Maithili )  She was 86 years old - Born in Sitamarhi - Singer - (She did, "Piya la de resham ke dori").

Walid Qaresli - Died 4-18-2006 ( Folk, Arabic and European Music ) He was 62 years old - Born in Palmyra, the Syrian Desert - Painter, writer and musician.

Tom Dundee - Died 4-18-2006 in Evanston - After a motorcycle accident ( Folk ) He was 59 years old - Singer, songwriter and guitarist (He wrote, "A Dellicate Balance" and "Dog") - Was a member of Weavermania - His songs have been recorded by Ginny Reilly and David Maloney.

John Burch (John Burchell) - Died 4-18-2006 - Cancer ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 1-6-1932 in London, England - Pianist and songwriter - Worked with Graham Bond, Allan Ganley's Jazzmakers, Jeff Clyne, Bobby Wellins, Don Rendell, Peter King, Henry "Hank" Shaw, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Red Rodney, Kathy Stobart, Dick Morrissey, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Tommy Chase, Jon Eardley, Freddie Hubbard, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

Ztephan Dark (Stefan Karlsson) - Died 4-19-2006 ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Satanic Slaughter - Worked with Morbitity, Cruzified Angel, Morgue and Sounds Of Death.

Gracie Ridgeway (Gracie Mae Ridgeway) - Died 4-19-2006 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Complications from scleroderma ( Soul - Disco ) Born on  6-16-1957 in Detroit, Mich, U.S. - Singer - She was one of The Ridgeway Sisters (They did, "I Don't Know What I'd Do (If You Ever Left Me)") - Worked  with Aretha Franklin , Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Anita Baker,  Gene Dunlap, Jerry Butler and Wendy Moten.

Cong Fei - Died 4-20-2006 in Shenzhen - Advanced gastric cancer - He was 39 years old - Singer.

Phyllis A. Carr - Died 4-20-2006 in York - Breast cancer ( Doo Wop ) She was 66 years old - Singer - She was a member of The Quintones (They did, "Down The Aisle Of Love") - They appeared on TV's, American Bandstand and at The Apollo Theater.

Lynn Ciulla (Lynn M. Wolfe) - Died 4-20-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1950 - Singer and photographer - Worked with The Kenne Highland Klan - She was a contributor to The Dead Rock Stars Club.

Nikolaj Mihajlov - Died 4-20-2006, his body was found a week later - Natural causes ( Punk ) Born 12-8-1967 - Singer - Was a member of Brigadnyi Podrjad.

Carlos E. "El Tigre" Dufoo - Died 4-20-2006 in Mexico City , Mexico - Heart attack ( Rock ) Worked with Los Rebeldes del Rock, Sammy y sus Estrellas and H Klan.

Kay Finegan (Vivian Blessing) (aka Kay Ray) - Died 4-22-2006 ( Swing ) Born in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - She was 95 years old - Singer - Worked with Benny Goodman, The Dorsey Brothers, The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra and Ted Fioritto.

Jim Girard - Died 4-22-2006 - He was 54 years old - Music journalist and songwriter - (He co-wrote The Euclid Beach Band's, "There's No Surf In Cleveland") - Managed Moonlight Drive, The Motion and Easy Street and co-founded "Monkey Island", a songwriting partnership with Tim Layman.

Daniel Guerard - Died 4-23-2006 - Pancreatic cancer ( Pop - Cabaret ) He was 62 years old - Singer, actor and radio host.

Phil Walden (Philip Michael Walden) - Died 4-23-2006 in Buckhead,  Atlanta, GA, U.S.  - Cancer - Born 1-11-1940 in Greenville, SC, U.S. - Founder of  Capricorn Records - Help start the careers of Otis Redding and The  Allman Brothers Band - Promoted The Charlie Daniels Band and Wet Willie.

William P. Gottlieb (William Paul Gottlieb) - Died 4-23-2006 in Great Neck, NY, U.S. - Stroke - Born 1-28-1917 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Photographer - His photographs of  Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Howard McGhee and other Jazz artists can be seen in the book, "The Golden Age Of Jazz" - His photographs have been used on stamps issued by The United States Postal Service - Was a writer for Down Beat, The Record Changer and The Saturday Review.

Ian Nelson (Ian Walter Nelson) - Died 4-23-2006 ( Rock ) Born 4-23-1956 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England - Saxophonist, keyboardist and clarinetist - Was a member of Red Noise, Bolt From The Blue, Lost Satellites, The 3D's and Fiat Lux (They did, "Secrets" and "Feels Like Winter Again") - Worked with his brother Bill Nelson and with Be Bop Deluxe ("Ships In The Night"), The Sound, Richard Jobson, Level 42, Howard Jones and Nik Kershaw,

Christopher Elkington - Died 4-23-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 9-13-1936 - Drummer - Worked with The Cambridge Jazz Quartet - Hosted radio's, "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing".

Lance Cpl. Aaron William Simons - Died 4-24-2006 in al-Qaim, Iraq - His base was hit by rocket fire while serving as a U.S.  Marine ( Rock ) He was 20 years old - Guitarist and pianist - Was a member of Bucket Of Funk and Innuendo Blü.

Bonnie Owens (Bonnie Maureen Campbell) - Died 4-24-2006 in Bakersfield, CA, U.S. - Complications from Alzheimer's disease ( Country )  Born 10-1-1929 in Blanchard, McClain County, OK, U.S. - Singer, songwriter -  Worked with The Sun Valley Playboys and The Strangers- She had been  married to Buck Owens and also to Merle Haggard (They did, "Just  Between The Two Of Us").

Chris Patton (Christopher W. Patton) - Died 4-25-2006 - Pulmonary fibrosis ( Choral - Operas - Jazz -
Electronic - Incidental ) He was 57 years old - Born in New York, U.S. - Composer and saxophonist - Managed The 21st Century Consort (They did, "Out Of Darkness").

Freddie Whitfield - Died 4-25-2006 - Heart attack ( Big Band ) Born 1924 in Radford - Played double bass - Was a member of The Hal Roberts Band, The Meridians, The Astoria Dixieland Band, The Warwickshire Jazz Orchestra and The Bill Monk Band.

Bob Quintana (Robert Quintana) - Died 4-25-2006 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Blues - Jazz ) Born 10-20-1949 in Hereford, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist - Was one of The Quintana Brothers - Worked with Bo Diddley, Hungry Bear, Bob And The Bushwackers, Coyote and African Wind.

Dennis Mabe - Died 4-26-2006 - Heart attack - He was 48 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Baldknobbers.

Duncan Senyatso - Died 4-26- 2006 - Stroke ( Afro-Jazz ) Born 1959 - Musician - Worked with Bafana Pheto.

Helen Hobbs Jordan - Died 4-26-2006 - Born 4-6-1907 in Topeka, Kan., U.S. - Music teacher - Her students included Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler, Lesley Gore, Paul Simon and Tony Bennett.

Danny McKenna (Daniel Wallace McKenna) - Died 4-26-2006 in McAllen, Texas, U.S. - Shot himself ( Country - Folk ) Born 1952 in Donna, Texas, U.S. - Singer and songwriter who played guitar, banjo and piano and was a guitar maker- Member of The American Ice Cream Revolution. The McFirst Praise Team and  The Toby Beau Band (They did, "My Angel Baby" and "Watching The World Go By").

Guy Barfield - Died 4-26-2006 ( Metal ) Born 1-15-1970 - Bassist - Was a member of Bag Of Bonz.

Mojo Weideli - Died 4-26-2006 ( Rock ) Born 10-1-1948 - Played flute, drums and harmonica - Worked with Krokodi.

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

Anatolij Berestow - Died 4-27-2006 ( Jazz ) Born 5-24-1953.

Al Anthony (Alfred Anthony) - Died 4-28-2006 - Heart failure ( Swing ) Born 4-21-1917 in East Bridgewater, MA, U.S. - Played saxophone, flute and clarinet - Worked with The Tommy Reynolds Band, The Al Donahue Orchestra, The Frankie Carle Band, Hildergard, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and The Stan Kenton Band.

Scott Preston - Died 4-28-2006 - Heart attack ( Punk ) He was 42 years old - Singer - Was a member of Revolt and Under The Sun - He had been a roadie for The Scrotum Poles.

Marian Kochansky - Died 4-28-2006 in Bratislava, Slovakia - Cancer ( Country - Folk ) Born 6-4-1955 in Partizanske, Czechoslovakia - Accordionist, composer and singer -  Was a member of Lojzo. (They did, "Ze mi je luto", "Zita Obezita" and "Ucitelka chemie")

DJ Dusk (Tarek Habib Captan) - Died 4-29-2006 - Hit by a car - Born 12-1-1974 in Liberia, Africa - Started the company of mobile DJing, Dusk Till Dawn - Taught a UCLA Extension course titled, "The DJ As The Post Modern Musician" - Mixed Top Ranking Volume 1 and La Musica - Worked with Tackett and T-Love.

Martin Seddon (aka Captain Marty) (Martin W. Seddon) - Died 4-29-2006 ( Rock ) Born 7-16-1956 in Bridge End, Wales - Keyboardist - Led Air Raid (They did, "Streets Of Violence" and "Mommy") - Worked with Marley's Ghost, Beast and Pandora's Box.

Sob (Javier Carpio) - Died 4-?-2006 ( Metal ) He was 33 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Merauder.

George Mgrdichian - Died 4-30-2006 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz - Classical ) Born 1-28-1935 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Played the Oud - Worked with David Amram, Dave Brubeck, Phil Woods, Avram Pengas, Dennis Koster, Manny Dworman, Gerard Edery and Ali Hafid.

Big Hawk (John Edward Hawkins) - Died 5-1-2006 - Shot ( Rap ) He was 36 years old - (He did, "You Already Know") - Was a member of The Screwed Up Click - Worked with Trae ( "Swang"), Paul Wall, Lil' Flip, Z-Ro, E.S.G, Lil' Keke and Big Pokey - Brother of hip-hop artist, Fat Pat.

Johnny Paris (John M. Pocisk) - Died 5-1-2006 in Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S. ( Rock ) Born 8-29-1940 in Walbridge, Ohio, U.S. - Saxophonist - Member of The Orbits and Johnny & The Hurricanes (They did, "Red River Rock" and "Beatnik Fly").

Ray Iverson - Died 5-1-2006 - After cancer surgery ( Jazz ) Born 2-18-1929, in Grand Forks, ND, U.S. - Played saxophone and bass - Worked with Lou Rawls and Count Basie.

Eddie Tickner - Died 5-2-2006 in Tucson, AZ, U.S. - Complications from leukemia - Manager, producer, music publisher - Worked with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Clarence White, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.

Rosita Fernandez - Died 5-2-2006 ( Tejano ) Born 1919 in Monterrey, Mexico - Singer -  She performed for five US presidents, Prince Charles and Pope John Paul II.

Chuck Hay (Walter Hay III) - Died 5-2-2006 in Vermont, U.S. - Born 4-27-1946 in Somerville, Mass., U.S. - Writer, singer and producer - Owned and operated The West Hill Sound Studio.

Tommy Oliver (Thomas Oliver) - Died 5-2-2006 - Born 9-19-1932 - Composer, arranger, producer and conductor - Worked with The Jefferson Airplane, Doris Day, Edie Adams, Donny And Marie Osmond, Joanie Sommers, Eddie Fisher, Charles Boyer, Vicki Carr and Franky Avalon - Was a music producer for The Playboy After Dark Show, Name That Tune and Face The Music.

Robert Riley - Died 5-3-2006 ( Gospel ) He was 69 years old - Born in Mound Bayou, Miss., U.S. - Singer and pianist - Led Professor Riley And The Harmony 3 Plus and The Fantastic Tones Of Joy - Worked with James Cleveland, Thomas A. Dorsey, The Revelations, Raymond Rasberry And The Rasberry Singers.

Sid Seidenberg (Sidney A. Seidenberg) - Died 5-3-2006 in Dover Town, NJ, U.S.  - He had kidney disease and heart problems - Born on 3-24-1925 in Sczuchwin, Poland - Managed B.B. King, The Temptations and Gladys Knight - He  owned SASCO Productions.

Paul Caruso (Paul A. Caruso Jr.) - Died 5-3-2006 in Kingston, MA, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 6-1-1955 - Drummer and singer - Was a member of Sass and The Atlantics (They did, "Lonely Hearts") - Worked with Joe Perry ("Mercy").

C. Peter Thomas (Christopher Peter Thomas) - Died 5-3-2006 in Annapolis, MD, U.S. - Lyme disease - He was 46 years old - Born in Washington, U.S. - Sound engineer for films (Iron Jawed Angels), TV (The West Wing) and music - Worked with singer Mary Chapin Carpenter and on underwater sound for Jean-Michel Cousteau Productions.

Denise Carlson (Denise A. Carlson-Long) - Died 5-3-2006 ( Western Swing ) Born 4-13-1956 in Rochester, MN, U.S. - Singer and fiddler - Was a member of Everybody And His Brother, Cowboy Jazz and Denise And DeNephews.

N.A. Konstantinov (Nikolaj Konstantinov) - Died 5-3-2006 ( Reggae - Chanson ) Born 5-22-1961 - Musician and artist - Was a member of Pekin Rou Rou.

Ngoc Bao - Died 5-4-2006 in Hanoi ( Ballads - Folk ) Born 1926 in Thanh Liet village of Thanh Tri district, Hanoi - Singer (He did, "Anh Den Tham Em Mot Chieu Mua" (I Came To See You On A Rainy Afternoon)).

LeRoy Frengle (aka Tank) - Died 5-4-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born in San Bruno, CA, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and actor - Was a member of Tank And The Septics.

Jimmy W. Turner - Died 5-4-2006 in West Toledo - Cancer ( Country - Country Rock ) He was 58 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Pacesetters.

Naushad Ali - Died 5-5-2006 in Mumbai - He was 87 years old - Musician and composer - Scored music for 67 films including, "Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story".

Sam Phiri - Died 5-5-2006 - Illness ( Jazz ) Born in Malawi - Guitarist - Was a member of The Roots (They did, "Bambo a Teleza") and The Kalimba Band.

Dick Gerhart (aka Babe and Zute) (Richard Kenneth Gerhart) - Died 5-5-2006 in Boca Raton, FL, U.S. - From effects of a stroke ( Swing ) He was 77 years old - Born in Lancaster, PA, U.S. - Played  saxophone, clarinet and flute - Was a member of The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Jim Doyle - Died 5-5-2006 ( Rock ) Born 10-14-1945 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Aussie Blue Flames With Georgie Fame - Worked with King Harvest, Ayers Rock, Aesops Fables, The Monkees, John Farnham, Doug Parkinson, Russell Morris, Ray Brown And The Whispers, Winifred Atwell and Elvin Bishop.

Brian M. Moquin Jr. - Died 5-5-2006 while serving as an infantryman for the Army in Afghanistan - Helicopter crash ( Rock ) He was 19 years old - Born in Worcester - Musician and songwriter - Wa a member of Coordinates Cartesia.

Grant McLennan - Died 5-6-2006 in Brisbane ( Rock ) Born 2-12-1958 in Rockhampton, Queensland - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Haven't I Been A Fool" and "Just Get That Straight") - Was a member of The Go-Betweens(They did, "Cattle And Cane" and "I Need Two Heads"), Jack Frost and The Far Out Corporation.

Sean Andujar - Died 5-6-2006 - Car accident - He was 17 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Sonic Brass.

Keiko Matsuyama (aka Okei-chan) (Tsuneko Okazaki) - Died 5-7-2006 in Saitama Prefecture - Pancreatic cancer - She was 69 years old - Singer - (She did, "Miren-no Hatoba" and "Owakare Koshu Denwa").

Steven C. Marshall (aka Stephen St. Croix) - Died 5-6-2006 in Woodbine - Melanoma ( Rock ) He was 58 years old - Guitarist, sound engineer and inventor - Founder and president of Intelligent Devices Inc. - Restored soundtracks of films including "Gone With The Wind" - Invented the Marshall Time Modulator which allowed musicians to modify or multiply their voices - Worked with Stevie Wonder on his album, "Songs In the Key Of Life.

Gary Cook - Died 5-7-2006 in Holcroft Hill, Barrow - He was 41 years old - Musician - Part of the Furness music scene for 25 years.

Steve Bender (Steve Karl-Heinz Bender) - Died 5-7-2006 in Munich, Germany - Cancer ( Pop - Disco ) Born 11-2-1942 in Mainz, Germany - Singer, guitarist and producer - (He did, "The Final Thing") - Was a member of The Poor Things, The Naturals and Dschinghis Khan (They did, "Hadschi Halef Omar" and "Der Dudelmoser") - Worked with James Brown and Eric Burdon - Father of singer, Melanie Bender.

Specht Bock (Hans Jürgen Bock) - Died 5-7-2006 ( Jazz ) Worked with Peanuts Hucko, Dick Cary, Wild Bill Davison and Roy Williams.

Gary Cook - Died 5-7-2006 in Holcroft Hill, Barrow - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 41 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Infliktors (They did, "Where'd You Get That Cigarette" and "Da Da Dali").

Iain MacMillan - Died 5-8-2006 in Dundee - Born 10-20-1938 in Carnoustie, Angus - Photographer - He did The Beatles', Abbey Road LP cover, Paul McCartney's, Paul Is Live CD, John Lennon's, Live Peace In Toronto LP cover as well as working on the packaging of John's, Sometime In New York City LP - He also  morphed photographs of John and Yoko for their "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" 45 label.

Alexander Demeszko - Died 5-8-2006 - Liver related illness ( Folk ) Born 4-25-1947 - Drummer - Was a member of Pesnyary and Pesnyary-Ljavony.

Pietro Garinei - Died 5-9-2006 in Rome, Italy - Illness - Born 2-1-1919 in Trieste, Italy - Director, dramatist and songwriter - (Wrote the lyrics for, "Arrivederci Roma") - Wrote Italian musicals with Sandro Giovannini which included, "Aggiungi un posto a tavola" and Broadway's, "Rugantino".

Fadzil Ahmad - Died 5-10-2006 - Heart attack ( Ghazal ) He was 64 years old - Born in Muar, Johor - Played the gambus - (He wrote, "Si Dia Datang" and "Joget Secawan Kopi") - Was a member of The Sri Maharani band.

Soraya (Soraya Raquel Lamilla) - Died 5-10-2006 in Miami, Florida, U.S. - Breast cancer ( Latin Pop ) Born on 3-11-1969 in Point Pleasant,  New Jersey, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (She did, "No One Else" and "De  Repente") - Worked with Rod Argent.

John Hicks - Died 5-10-2006 in New York, NY, U.S. - Internal bleeding ( Jazz ) Born 12-21-1942 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Pianist - (He did, "Two Heart Beats" and "West Side Winds") - Worked with his wife, flutist Elise Woods and with Art Blakey, Pharoah Sanders, David Murray, The Mingus Big Band, Roy Hargrove, Woody Herman and Betty Carter.

Dean Dewberry - Died 5-10-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Pianist - Worked with Cab Calloway, Frankie Laine and Rudy Vallee - He and his wife, jazz singer Penny Parker founded Jazz For Jesus, a musical ministry.

Earl Cobble (Earl W. Cobble) - Died 5-10-2006 - Illness ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 12-13-1936 - Drummer and singer - Led The Earl Cobble Trio - Worked with Murphy Campo And The New Orleans Jazz Saints, Peggy Lee, Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Mose Allison, Ernie Kaddo, John Handy, Gary Burton, Les McCann, George Morrow, Ed Blackwell, Ornette Coleman, Dr. Hook, The Ed. Pratt Jr. Jazz Quartet, Zoot Sims, Al Belletto, Charlie Hayden, Oscar "Harpo" Davis, Nap Martin, James Johnson, Neal Barronie, Infinity, Cloud Nine and In Harmony Jazz Quartet.

Yossi Banai - Died 5-11-2006 in Tel Aviv - Illness ( Chanson ) Born 1932 in Jerusalem - Singer and actor - (He did, "Me, Simon And Little Mouiz") - He recorded about 20 albums and wrote soundtracks.

Mel Larson (Melvin Larson) - Died 5-11-2006 in Sheboygan, Wis., U.S. - After a long illness - Born 11-13-1928 in Gladstone - Played organ, piano and accordion - Was a member of The Mel-o-Notes Band.

Little Buster (Edward  Forehand) - Died 5-11-2006 - Complications from diabetes and a series of strokes ( R&B - Soul - Blues ) Born 1943 in Hereford, North Carolina, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Led The Heartbreakers and The Soul Brothers.

Konrad Kittner - Died 5-11-2006 in Hannover, Germany - Cardiac arrest ( Punk ) Born 3-30-1962 in Hannover, Germany - Singer, guitarist and drummer - Was a member of Legal Kriminal, Rasta Knast and Absturzende Brieftauben.

Mario Gilardengo - Died 5-?-2006 - Accident involving his motorcycle and a car ( Glam Metal ) He was 28 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Razzle Dazzle.

Bruce Mattis (Bruce E. Mattis) - Died 5-12-2006 - Cancer ( Country ) Born 1-21-1950 in Lowville - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Poor Boys.

Norah Smith (Norah H. Smith Jr.) - Died 5-12-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 81 years old - Musician - Worked with The Count Basey Band.

Mary Stone Huffman - Died 5-12-2006 in Tucson, AZ, U.S. ( Gospel - Rock ) Born 10-20-1917 - Pianist and songwriter - (She co-wrote, "Don´t Ever Let Me Know" and "Only When I Dream" with Boby Fuller) - She composed over 125 songs.

Toni Strobl - Died 5-12-2006 ( Cabaret ) Guitarist - Was a member of Die Spitzbuam later renamed Die 3 Spitzbuam and Die 3 Spitzbuben (They did, "Warum muab ma aufhorn wanns am schonsten grad is" and "Bleamerl").

Vanden Branden (Don Vanden Branden) - Died 5-13-2006 in Allouez - He was 77 years old - Sang and played euphonium - Was a member of The Green Bay Shrine.

Johnnie Wilder Jr. (Johnnie James Wilder Jr.)- Died 5-13-2006 in Clayton, OH, U.S. ( Disco - Gospel )  Born 7-3-1949 in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. - Singer and percussionist - (He did, "In The Garden") - Was a member of The Noblemen and Heatwave (They did, "Boogie Nights" and "Always And Forever").

Joan Diener - Died 5-13-2006 in New York, U.S. ( Musicals ) Born 2-24-1930 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. - Singer and actress - She appeared in Broadway's, "Kismet" and "Man Of La Mancha".

Tyson Christopher Feifar - Died 5-13-2006 in North Dandalup - His car was hit by a drunk driver - He was 32 years old - Musician - Worked with The Salt Flat Trio and The Bop King Combo.

Bill Borek (William Borek) (Wesoly Bolek) - Polka Clown - Died 5-13-2006 in Hollywood, FL, U.S. - Cancer ( Polka ) Born 7-19-1941 in Woonsocket, RI, U.S. - Played keyboards and bass - Founded The Wesoly Bolek Band - International Polka Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lew Anderson - Died 5-14-2006 in New York, U.S. - Complications of prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 5-7-1922 in Kirkman, Iowa, U.S. - Bandleader, musician and actor - Was a member of The Honey Dreamers and led The All-American Big Band - He was the last man to play Clarabell The Clown on TV's, "The Howdy Doody Show.

Steve Cooper (Steven Lane Cooper) - Died 5-14-2006 in  San Antonio, Texas, U.S. - Kidney failure ( Metal ) Singer - Was a member of Liquid Sky, S.A. Slayer (They did, "Prepare To Die" and "Go For The Throat"), Narita, Juggernaut (They did, "The Pirate's Blade" and "Vengeance") and Exxplorer.

Jakov Kohnover - Died 5-14-2006 ( Beat - Jazz - Rock ) Born 6-19-1952 - Keyboardist and bassist - Worked with POST, Lesnoj prospekt and Lotos.

Cheikha Rimitti (aka Cheikha Remettez Reliziana) (Saadia) - Mother of rai music - Died 5-15-2006 - Heart attack ( Algerian Folk ) Born 5-8-1923  in Tessala, Western Algeria - Singer and sonwriter - (She did, "Charag Gatta" and "Rah Jey") - Worked with Robert Fripp and Flea - She composed over 200 songs.

Ron Mack (Ronald R. McClaurin) - Died 5-15-2006 - Car accident - He was 43 years old - Musician - Worked with Bobby Rush, Jay Blackfoot and The Bar Kays - Was a band director for The Triple C Production and J. D. Entertainment Group Inc. and the band leader for The Sir Charles Jones Band.

Daniel Owen Misiani - Died 5-?-2006 - Van accident ( Benga ) Born in Shirati, Tanzania - Guitarist and songwriter - Was a member of The DO7 Shirati Jazz Band.

Jimmy Screetch (James Screetch Sr.) - Died 5-?-2006 - Medical complications after a stroke - Played piano and saxophone - Led The Jimmy Screetch Trio - Worked with Etta James, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ike & Tina Turner, Nancy Wilson and The Dayton Moroccos.

Teo Leyasmeyer (Teofils K. Leyasmeyer) - Died 5-16-2006 in Brighton, MA, U.S. - Liver and kidney failure ( Blues ) Born 1-11-1947 in Kempton, Germany - Promoter and pianist - Worked with Johnny Copeland, Howlin' Wolf, Big Joe Turner, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Hubert Sumlin and Freddy King.

Louis Elliot Siagel - Died 5-16-2006 in Brigham, MA, U.S. ( Classical - Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Born in Quincy, MA, U.S. - Violinist, pianist and composer and choir director - Led The Metro Dames -  Worked with The Longwood Symphony Orchestra and Ted Casher.

Cy Feuer - Died 5-17-2006 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. - Bladder cancer ( Musicials ) Born 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Played trumpet and was a producer and composer - He produced the musicals, "Can-Can" and "Guys And Dolls" and the movie, "Cabaret" - Worked with producer Ernest Martin.

Ramrod (Lawrence L. Shurtliff) - Died 5-17-2006 in Petaluma, Calif.,  U.S. - Lung cancer - Born 4-19-1945 - President of The Grateful Dead board of directors after starting as a truck driver for the band.

Wayne Weisbart - Died 5-17-2006 in Palm Springs, FL, U.S. ( Music Exec ) He was 67 years old - Worked at Motown - Managed The Supremes and Marvin Gaye and promoted The Commodores.

Pablo Braga - Died 5-17-2006 in Tarija, Bolivia - Car accident ( Metal ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Lobotomy.

Jesse Rivera - Died 5-17-2006 ( Metal ) Born 1970 - Drummer - Worked with Deliverance.

Ken Scott (Kenneth Ewing Scott) - Died 5-18-2006 - Complications from a stroke ( Rockabilly ) Born 9-30-1935 - Played  guitar, ukulele, trumpet and was a singer - Was a member of The Strikes (They did, "Baby, I'm Sorry" and "If You Can't Rock Me) - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Gene Bass - Died 5-18-2006 - Lung cancer ( Folk ) Born 7-28-1929 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - He was half of the duo, The Voyagers and a member of The Miamians.

Andy Capps (James Andrew Capps) - Died 5-18-2006 in Idaho ( Rock ) He was 37 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Built To Spill (They did, "There's Nothing Wrong With Love"), Splinter, Butterfly Train, Farm Days and The Falldowns.

Bill Rase (aka Bosun Bill) - Died 5-18-2006 - Complications from intestinal surgery ( Big Band ) He was 79 years old - Singer, drummer, DJ and TV host - Led The Bill Rase Orchestra - Co-founder of The Nor Cal Big Bands Preservation Society.

Freddie Garrity - Died 5-19-2006 in Bangor, Wales ( Skiffle - Pop ) Born 11-14-1936 in Manchester, England - Singer - Was a member of The Red Sox, The John Norman Four, The Kingfishers and Freddie & The Dreamers (They did, "I'm Telling You Now" and "Do The Freddie").

Aleix Vergés (Sideral)- Died 5-19-2006 ( Techno ) Born 1973 in Barcelona - Musician and DJ - Led Peanut Pie.

Waldo Munro - Died 5-20-2006 in Halifax - Illness ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old - Pianist - Worked with The Peerless Entertainers, The Royal Swingsters and Don Messer And His Islanders.

Spencer Sinkov - Died 5-20-2006 in Putnam - Suicide ( Rock ) He was 21 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Chromaticism.

 Tommy Watt (Thomas Mitchell Watt) - Died 5-20-2006 in Bristol ( Jazz ) Born 10-31-1925 in Glasgow - Pianist, arranger, bandleader and composer - Led The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra and The Centre 42 Big Band - Worked with Phil Seamen, Tubby Hayes, Kathy Stobart, Harry Roy, Ken Mackintosh, Ronnie Ross, Tommy McQuater, Carl Barriteau, Jackie Armstrong and Bert Courtley.

Bart Vonk (aka Dingo Vonk) - Died 5-20-2006 ( Rock ) Born 1964 - Drummer - Was a member of Sufgerukte Wallies.

Billy Walker - Traveling Texan, the Masked Singer of Country Songs - Died 5-21-2006 Car accident ( Country ) Born 1-14-1929 in Ralls, TX, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Charlie's Shoes" and "Cross The Brazos At Waco").

Bettie Walker (Bettie E, Walker) - Died 5-21-2006 Near Montgomery, Ala., U.S. - Car accident ( Country ) Born 6-10-1944 - She often booked shows for her husband Billy Walker and worked for The Golden Voice Awards.

Charles Lilly (Charles Lilly Jr.) - Died 5-21-2006 near Montgomery, Ala., U.S. - Car accident ( Country )  Born 7-14-1961 in Somerville, MA, U.S. - Bassist and singer - Led the group Formally With - Worked with Billy Walker, Everett Lilly, Clear Creek Crossin, Joe Diffie, Johnny Russell and Lee, Weeler And The Other Guy.

Danny Patton (Daniel L. Patton Sr.) - Died 5-21-2006 near Montgomery, Ala., U.S. - Car accident ( Country ) He was 40 years old - Played guitar and banjo and was a singer - Worked with Virgil Kane, The Hazzard County Band, Flintlock, Big John Howell, The Born To Boogie Band and Billy Walker.

Onwin Borde (Onwin S. Primus Borde) - Died 5-21-2006  in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 51 years old - Percussionist - Was a member of Thrust - Created scores for an Off Broadway production of "Les Blancs" and for a production of "Lion And The Jewel" - Son of dancers and choreographers Pearl Primus and Percival Borde.

Reid Watanabe - Died 5-22-2006 - Car accident -  He was 35 years old - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Please Come Back").

Big Daddy Roosh (Mike Reuscher) - Died 5-22-2006 - Single car accident ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Omnisense and Sedative.

Jack Fallon - Died 5-22-2006 in London, England - After a long illness ( Jazz )  Born 10-13-1915 in London, Ontario, Canada - Bassist, trumpeter and fiddler - Worked with Ted Heath, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Ronnie Scott, Tommy Whittle, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Jack Jackson, George Shearing, Humphrey Lyttelton, Kenny Baker, Ralph Sharon, Django Reinhardt, Big Bill Broonzy, Josh White, Johnny Duncan's Blue Grass Boys and The Canadian Air Force band - Played violin on The Beatles White album ("Don't Pass Me By").

Hamza El Din - Died 5-22-2006 in Berkeley, Calif., U.S. - Complications after surgery ( Nubian Folk ) Born 1929 in Egypt - Played the oud and the tar and was a singer and composer - Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead produced one of his albums - Worked with The Kronos Quartet.

Clifford Antone (aka CJ) - Died 5-23-2006 in Austin, TX, U.S. - Natural causes - Born 10-27-1949 in Port Arthur, TX, U.S. - Credited with launching the careers of Stevie Ray Vaughan and others - Founded Antone's Records - His club, "Antone's" hosted acts such as Fats Domino, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Pinetop Perkins, Albert King and James Cotton.

Ian Copeland - Died 5-23-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Melanoma - Born in Damascus, Syria - He was 57 years old - Music agent and entrepreneur - Founded Frontier Booking International - He represented The Police, Squeeze, R.E.M., The Cure, Oingo Boingo, Adam Ant,  UB40, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, The Dead Kennedys and The Go-Go's - Was a booking agent for Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band - Brother of drummer Stewart Copeland and IRS Records founder Miles Copeland and son of jazz trumpeter Miles Copeland Jr.

Margaret MacArthur (Margaret C. MacArthur) - Died 5-23-2006 in Marlboro, Vermont, U.S. - Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ( Folk ) She was 78 years old - Born in Chicago, Ill, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and Harp-Zither and dulcimer player - (She did, "Stephen Johnson" and "The Ballad Of Devil's Hill") - Worked with her sons Dan and Gary, daughter Megan and husband John.

Peg Leg (Albert Moffett) - Died 5-23-2006 ( R&B ) He was 71 years old - Singer - (He did, "They Call Me The Socker") - Worked with Jackie Wilson, Al Green and Johnnie Taylor.

MC Slinga (Leon Johnson) - Died 5-24-2006 - Stabbed ( Grime ) He was 23 years old - Musician - Was a member of YGC Crew.

David Thorpe - Died 5-24-2006 in Cambridge - Motorbike accident - Guitarist and graphic designer - Was a member of Kidicarus and Sale On Tomorrow.

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.

Rick Huff - Died 5-25-2006 in Folly Beach - Smoke inhalation during a house fire - He was 60 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Empty Valentine") - Worked with The Honey Canyon Yodelers, Nacho Momma and Rick Huff And The Outpatients.

Desmond Dekker (Desmond Adolphus Dacres) - Died 5-25-2006 in London, England - Heart attack? ( Reggae ) Born 7-16-1941 in Kingston, Jamaica - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Israelites" and "007 (Shanty Town)") - He led The Aces - Worked with Derrick Morgan ("Tougher Than Tough").

Hilmer Staacke - Died 5-25-2006 ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Rough Silk.

Kenny Poole - Died 5-25-2006 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1947 - Guitarist - Worked with Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, James Brown, Barney Kessel, Chuck Mangione, Jerry Mulligan, Jack McDuff, Sonny Stitt and Cal Collins - Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ed Petan - Died 5-26-2006 ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Pianist - He was a composer and arranger  for television and movies.

Earl Phillips (Earl H. Phillips) - Died 5-26-2005 in Visalia ( Country ) He was 88 years old - Played fiddle, piano and accordion - Was a member of Earl And His Melody Boys, The Westernaires and Country Variety.

Vincent McAllister - Died 5-26-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 51 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Macabre (They did, "Be Forewarned" and "Lazy Lady") and Pentagram.

Cy Coben - Died 5-26-2006 - Heart attack - He was 87 years old - Songwriter, pianist and guitarist - (He wrote Bill Monroe's, "A Good Woman's Love" and Eddie Arnold's, "I Want To Play House With You") - He wrote the theme song for TV's, "The Jackie Gleason Show" - His songs have been recorded by Hank Snow, The Beatles, Jerry Reed, Peggy Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Al Jolson, Chet Atkins, Dinah Shore, Eddie Cantor, Rosemary Clooney, Homer & Jethro, Willie Nelson, Jim Reeves, Perry Como,  Liberace, Hoagy Carmichael, Jim Ed Brown, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage and The Traveling Wilburys.

Ted Herbert (Thaddeus S. Piaseczny) - Died 5-27-2996 in in Manchester - Heart problem ( Big Band ) He was 90 years old - Played sax - Led Ted Herbert's Big Band - Worked with Bill Chase, Bill Berry, Robert Turk and Herb Pomeroy - Father of band leader, Mark Herbert.

Dino Sete Cordas (Horondino Jose da Silva) - Died 5-27-2006 in Rio de Janeiro - Pneumonia ( Choro ) He was 88 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Golden Epoch - Worked with Carmen Miranda - Composed songs with Clara Nunes, Noel Rosa, Elis Regina and Pixinguinha.

Thelma Bernstein - Died 5-27-2006 in Beverly Hills, CA, U.S. - Natural causes - She was 95 years old - Singer and actress - She appeared in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical, "Follow The Fleet" - Mother of actor Albert Brooks and actor Bob Einstein (aka Super Dave Osborne).

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.

Bill Parsley (William O. Parsley) - Died 5-28-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Kidney failure - He was 49 years old - Born in Concord, CA, U.S. - Pianist and composer - He wrote scores for musicals which include Hollywoodland and The Dance Factory - He also composed music for films and TV.

Glenn Burgess - Died 5-29-2006 in Stockholm, Sweden - He had been suffering from heart and kidney failure ( R&B ) Born 12-3-1918 on the island of Barbados - Pianist - Worked with The Larks (They did, "If It's A Crime" and "Margie"), The Golden Gate Quartet and The King Odom Four.

AKA Benz (Marvin Jiro) - Died 5-29-2006 in Birmingham, England - Stabbed - Born 8-21-1980 in Harare - Musician and DJ.

Jack Snyder - Died 5-29-2006 ( Big Band ) Born 9-10-1919 - Drummer and teacher - Worked with Doris Day and on radio jingles.

Bobby Harden (Bobby L. Harden) - Died 5-30-2006 ( Country ) He was 70 years old - Singer and songwriter - He was one of The Harden Trio (They did, "Tippy Toeing") - His songs have been recorded by Mark Chesnutt ("Too Cold At Home"), Gene Watson, Kenny Rogers, Conway Twitty,  Loretta Lynn ("Home"), George Jones and Reba McEntire ("Today All Over Again").

Robert Bialek - Died 5-30-2006 - Heart attack - He was 84 years old - Pianist and producer - Presented  Tom Glazer, Erroll Garner, Tom Lehrer and Jean-Pierre Rampal - He produced an album of speeches by President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Owned the franchise Discount Book And Record Shops.

Bob Roberts (Robert J. Shilt) - Died 5-30-2006 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - He was 89 years old - Led The Bob Roberts Society Band.

Ralph Epperson - Died 5-31-2006 - Injuries sustained in a fall - He was 85 years old - DJ - Hosted radio's, "Blue Ridge Spotlight" showcasing mountain folk music - He had received The International Bluegrass Music Association's Distinguished Achievement Award - N.C. Association Of Broadcasters' Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lula Mae Hardaway - Died 5-31-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness - Born 1-11-1930 in Eufaula, Alabama, U.S. - (She co-wrote, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and "I Was Made To Love Her") - Mother of singer, Stevie Wonder.

Buddy DiVito (Anthony DiVito) - Died 5-31-2006 in Sun City, Ariz., U.S. - Heart failure - He was 86 years old - Singer and trumpeter - Worked with Harry James - Sang in the films, Do You Love
Me and If I am Lucky.

Frederick Kreiss (Frederick E. Kreiss IV) (aka Stinky Sonobuoni) - Died 5-31-2006 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 47 years old - Born in South Amboy - Singer - Was a member of The Mad Daddys ( They did, "I'm Gonna Die Of Rock N' Roll" and "Fifty Dollar Baby").

Piotrek Jagielski (aka Dzeger aka Kazik) - Died 6-?-2006 - Hit by a car while bicycling ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of Pascal.

Cob Cook (Robert Cook) Died 6-?-2006 - Heart attack ( Folk Punk ) Played fiddle - Was a member of The Cropdusters - Worked with The Peeping Toms.

James Poynton - Died 6-?-2006 - Undiagnosed heart condition - He was 11 years old - Played guitar - (He co-wrote Daywalker's "Girl").

Bob Murphy (Robert Anthony Murphy Jr.) - Died 6-1-2006 - Heart attack while working out on an exercise bike ( Christian Music ) Born 2-23-1955 in San Diego, CA, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - Led The Bob Murphy Band.

Rocio Jurado (Maria del Rocio Trinidad Mohedano Jurado) - la mas grande de Espana - Died 6-1-2006 in La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain - She had pancreatic cancer ( Flamenco - Folk - Ballads ) - Born 9-18-1944 in Chipiona, Cádiz - Singer and actress - (She did, "Muera el amor" and "Señora") - Acted in the musical La Zapatera Prodigiosa - Performed for President Ronald Reagan - She had been married to boxer Pedro Carrasco and bullfighter José Ortega Cano.

Vince Welnick - Died 6-2-2006 - Suicide ( Rock ) Born 2-21-1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. - Keyboardist - Worked with The Beans which became The Tubes (They did, "White Punks On Dope" and "She's A Beauty"), The Grateful Dead, Todd Rundgren, Missing Man Formation, The Mickey Hart Band, Jack Staw, Gent Treadly and Ratdog - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Johnny Grande (John A. Grande) - Died 6-2-2006 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 1-14-1930 - Pianist and accordionist - Worked with Bill Haley And The Saddlemen later renamed Bill Haley & His Comets (They did, "Rock Around The Clock" and "Rudy's Rock").

 Edward J. Yates - Died 6-2-2006 in Media, PA, U.S. - He was 87 years old - He was the director for TV's, "American Bandstand" for 17 years.

Thames Wedgewood (aka Tim Wedgewood) - Died 6-2-2006 - Lung cancer ( Bluegrass - Folk ) Born 4-2-1964 in Harrisonville, MO, U.S. - Played banjo, harmonica, drums, slide guitar and was a singer and songwriter - Was a member of Vinegaroon.

Marques Adams - Died 6-2-2006 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Result of a heart condition ( Jazz - Soul ) He was 25 years old - Born in Miami, FL, U.S. - Played saxophone - Was a member of Concept and The Chapter (They did, "Derrty Jazz").

Ronald Cass - Died 6-2-2006 - Born 4-21-1923 - Pianist and composer - He wrote music for the films The Young Ones, Summer Holiday and Wonderful Life.

John Franklin (Ellington) Blair - Died 6-3-2006 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 11-8-1943 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. - Violinist and singer - He co-developed an instrument called the Vitar, a combination of a violin and guitar.

Scott Thomas - Died 6-3-2006 ( Blues - Cajun ) He was 55 years old - Guitarist and sound engineer - Was a member of The Marva Wright's Band and Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys.

Leffe Cuzner (Leif Cuzner) - Died 6-3 or 4-2006 in Montreal, Canada ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Nihilist and Rapture.

Rodrigo Netto - Died 6-4-2006 - Shot during a robbery ( Rock ) Guitarist - Worked with Detonautas.

Lynn Miller (Patrick Lynn Miller) - Died 6-4-2006 in Altoona, PA, U.S. - Car accident - He was 51 years old - Played trumpet and sang - Was a member of The Williamsport Blue Band and Friends & Spirit.

Raul Indipwo - Died 6-4-2006 in Barreiro, Portugal - Cancer - Born 11-30-1933 in the southern Cunene Province - Musician and painter - He was half of Duo Ouro Negro (They did, "Vou Levar-te Comigo" and "Muamba Banana e Cola").

Austin Davis (Malcolm D. Soll) - Died 6-4-2006 in Framingham, MA, U.S. - Blood clot ( Jazz ) He was 56 years old - Born in London, England - Drummer and DJ.

W.J. Stafford (aka Doc) - Died 6-4-2006 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - He was 80 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Five Trumpets - Started The Soul Explosion nightclub and was the founder of The Free for All Deliverance Baptist Church.

Billy Preston (William Everett Preston) - The Fifth Beatle - Died 6-5-2006 in Scottsdale, Ariz., U.S. - After a long illness from malignant hypertension that resulted in kidney failure ( Soul - Rock - R&B ) Born 9-2-1946 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Keyboardist, singer and songwriter - (He did, "Will It Go Round In Circles" and "Nothing From Nothing") - Worked with Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Sammy Davis Jr., Sly And The Family Stone, Stevie Winwood, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Barbara Streisand, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, The Monkees, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Jackson Five, Eric Clapton, Syreeta Wright, George Harrison, Quincy Jones and The Beatles.

Hilton Ruiz - Died 6-6-2006 - After a fall ( Jazz - Blues ) Born 5-29-1952 - Pianist and composer - Worked with Freddie Hubbard, Frank Foster, George Coleman, Charles Mingus, Betty Carter, Archie Shepp, Clark Terry, Chico Freeman, Joe Newman and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Alan Williamson - Died 6-6-2006 in Balloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland - Motorcycle accident - He was 38 years old - Songwriter and guitarist - Was half of the duo Molly Splash. (They did, "Time To Leave" and "Simply Out Of Time").

Vern Williams - Died 6-6-2006 in Calaveras County, San Andreas - Pneumonia ( Bluegrass ) He was 75 years old - Played mandolinand was a singer - Led The Vern Williams Band - Was half of the duo, Vern And Ray - Worked with his son Delbert and with Jerry Garcia, Keith Little, Herb Pedersen, Rick Shubb, Ed Neff, Laurie Lewis, Rose Maddox and Sandy Rothman.

Barbara Herwood (Barbara E. Herwood) - Died 6-6-2006 in Rockville - Cancer ( Jazz ) She was 73 years old - Singer - Led Barbara Herwood And Happiness - Worked with her husband's band, Hill Herwood And Capitol Hill.

Red Austin (Loren Austin) - Died 6-6-2006 - Lung cancer -  Born  in Leola, S.D., U.S. - Bassist - Was one of The Austin Brothers Trio.

Roman Gegart - Died 6-6-2006 - Heart attack ( Blues ) Played harmonica - He worked with The Stainless Blues Band, The Dance Ramblers and King Biscuit.

Scott Palmer - Died 6-7-2006 - Cancer of the gall bladder ( Reggae ) He was 38 years old - Bassist - Was a member of John Brown's Body - Worked with DJ Mister Rourke, DJ Logic's Project Logic and Atlas Soul.

John Ka'imikaua - Died 6-7-2006 in Makakilo - Born 7-14-1958 in Honolulu ( Hawaiian ) Composer, singer and storyteller - (He did, "Kaula Wale No O Moloka'i" and "Dreary Afternoon") - Founded The Moloka'i Ka Hula Piko festival and led the dance troupe, Halau Hula O Kukunaokala.

Wendie Muise - Died 6-7-2006 - Cancer - She was 47 years old - Musician - Was a member of The Accents.

Clarence Wheeler (Clarence E. Wheeler) - Died 6-7-2006 - Heart failure ( Jazz ) He was 72 years old - Born in Arkadelphia, Ark., U.S. - Played saxophone - Led Clarence Wheeler And The Enforcers - Worked with Roberta Flack, Irene Reid, Joe Williams, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Clark Terry, Jack McDuff and Herbie Hancock.

Carl Dengler - Died 6-7-2006 ( Big Band ) He was 91 years old - Bandleader and drummer - Was a member of The Buster Brown Boys.

Drafi Deutscher (Richard Franz Deutscher) - Died 6-9-2006 in Frankfurt, Germany - Heart failure ( Schlager ) Born 5-9-1946 in Berlin - Singer, songwriter and producer - (He did, "Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht" (Marble Breaks And Iron Bends) and "Guardian Angel").

Vincent Trost - Died 6-9-2006 in Germany - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 6-17-1942 - Bassist - Was a member of Bullfrog. (They did, "High In Spirit" and "Be Yourself").

German Goldenshteyn - Died 6-10-2006 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Heart attack ( Klezmer ) He was 71 years old - Played clarinet - Worked with Cookie Segelstein, Henry "Hank" Sapoznik, Aaron Alexander, Josh Horowitz, Susan Watts and Mark "Rubinchik" Rubin.

Ruddy Thomas (Rudolph Thomas) - Died 6-10-2006 in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica - Heart attack, collapsed on stage ( Reggae ) Born 7-12-1951 - Singer, songwriter, producer and engineer - (He did, "Just One Moment Away" and "Loving Pauper") - Worked with Susan Cadogan, Ruddy Thomas, J.C. Lodge ("Time For Love"), Cynthia Schloss ("Don't Want To Lose You"), Marcia Akins ("The Closer I Get To You") and Pam Hall ("You Can't Hide").

Louise Garforth - Died 6-10-2006 - After giving birth to her daughter Annabelle ( Punk ) Born 6-14-1979 - Bassist - Was a member of Snitch (They did, "Fallen Angel" and "Hoist The Sails").

Peter Kennedy (Peter Douglas Kennedy) - Died 6-10-2006 in  Leckhampton, Gloucestershire ( Folk ) Born 11-18-1922 in London, England - Drummer, field recordist, broadcaster and producer - Was a member of The Haymakers Village Barn Dance Band - Worked with Shirley Collins, Rory & Alex McEwen, Ewan MacColl, Cyril Tawney and Perry Friedman.

Bill Flannigan - Died 6-10-2006 - After complications of lymphoma( Big Band ) He was 86 years old - Played the euphonium, trombone and cello and was a singer - Was a member of Fred Waring's
Pennsylvanians and Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians - Played for Queen of England and President Eisenhower.

Matthew Hutchinson (aka Hutch) - Died 6-11-2006 in Dauphin County - Accidentally shot himself ( Punk ) He was 18 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Steel Toed Youth.

Stephen Calvert - Found dead in Wetherby 6-11-2006, he had been missing since 5-19-2006 - He was 58 years old - Guitarist and harmonica player - Worked with The Flag Crackers and The Flash Company.

Nick Hug - Died 6-11-2006 - Leukaemia - Born 12-31-1951 - Worked with Jumbo Root, The Plonkees and Marvin Gaye.

Gyorgy Ligeti - Died 6-12-2006 in Vienna - After a long illness ( Avant-garde ) - Born 5-28-1923 in Dicsoszentmarton, Transylvania, Romania - Composer - Wrote music for the film's, "2001: A Space Odyssey", "The Shining" and "Eyes Wide Shut" - Father of composer and percussionist, Lukas Ligeti.

Jack V. Anquoe - Died 6-12-2006 ( Powwow ) He was 73 years old - Singer and composer - He wrote over 100 powwow and ceremonial songs.

Chris Day - Died 6-12-2006 ( Rock ) He was 52 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Bent, Slack Alice, Street Lady, Turbo and Dark Horse.

Jimmy Jones (James Edward Jones) - Died 6-12-2006 in Marietta, GA, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 2-5-1921 in Scottsville, KY, U.S. - Author, poet, singer and musician - He was a member of The Deep South Quartet, The Heralds and The LeFevres - Worked with Otis Echols And The Melody Boys Quartet and The Rangers Quartet - Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Freddie Gorman - Died 6-13-2006 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 4-11-1939 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Singer - (He did, " The Day Will Come" and co-wrote, "Please Mr. Postman") - Was a member of The Quailtones (They did, "Tears Of Love"), The Fideletones (They did, "Pretty Girl") and The Originals (They did, "Baby I'm For Real" and "I'm Someone Who Cares").

Roger Busdicker - Died 6-13-2006 in Winona, MN, U.S. ( Dance ) Born 8-26-1917, Winona, MN, U.S. - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with The Hal Leonard Orchestra - His ashes were buried in his clarinet.

Mac McAdams (Elwood G. McAdams) - Died 6-13-2006  in Austin, TX, U.S. - He was 76 years old - Trombonist - Worked with Lester Lanin, Neal Smith and Mike Carney - Played for Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton.

Rusty Tucker (Orestie Tucker) - Died 6-14-2006 - Natural causes ( Jazz ) Played drums, trumpet and was a singer - Was a member of Whitmer's KC Express and The Scamps.

Roland Alexander - Died 6-14-2006 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1935 in Boston, MA, U.S. Saxophonist, pianist and composer - Worked with Jon Gordon, The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble and John Coltrane.

Richard Wright - Died 6-14-2006 ( Rock ) Born 1-27-1962 - Drummer - Worked with White Sister, Tattoo Rodeo and Fast Machine.

Kufaru Mouton (Aaron Oscar Mouton Jr.) - Died 6-?-2006 - Heart attack ( Jazz - Afro - Cuban ) He was 56 years old - Born in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Percussionist and dancer - Worked with The Neville Brothers ("Yellow Moon"), Emmylou Harris ("Wrecking Ball"), The Revealers ("Can't Be Denied") and Andy J. Forest ("Sunday Rhumba").

Jabu Sithole - Died 6-15-2006 in Mabopane, South Africa - Aids related illness ( Afro Pop ) He was 35 years old - Born in Durban at uMlazi - Musician - Worked with Something 4 Real, Sibongiseni Shabalala and Thamsanqa Shabalala - He was also a weatherman.

Surinder Kaur - Died 6-15-2006 - Illness ( Punjab Folk ) Born 1929 in Lahore - Singer.

Betty Curtis (Roberta Cotti) - Died 6-15-2006 in Lecco - Illness ( Pop ) Born 3-21-1936 in Milano - Singer - (She did "Amore senza sole" and "Non sei felice") - Worked with Wilma de Angelis, Johnny Dorelli, Mina and Luciano Tajoli.

Mladen Vranesevic - Died 6-15-2006 in Novi Sad, Serbia, Yugoslavia ( Rock ) Born 10-23-1947 in Novi Sad, Serbia, Yugoslavia - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Laboratorija zvuka (They did, "Ska-kavac joj zas'o u rukavac" and "Mod-deran").

Vlasta Pruchova - Died 6-16-2006 in Prague ( Jazz ) Born 7-12-1926 in Ruzomberok, Czechoslowakia - Singer - Worked with Karel Gott - Mother of keyboardist Jan Hammer.

Yvonne Haynes - Died 6-16-2005 in New Kingston - She was 47 years old - Singer and actress - Was a member of The Carifolk Singers.

Arthur Malvin - Died 6-16-2006 in Century City - Illness - Born 7-7-1922 in New York, NY, U.S. - Composer, lyricist and singer - Worked with The Claude Thornhill Orchestra, The Crew Chiefs, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Carol Burnett, Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, Andy Williams, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme - Helped create the musical, "Sugar Babies" - Created jingles for Sominex, Blue Bonnet and Tang.

Julian Slade (Julian Penkivil Slade) - Died 6-17-2006 - Born 5-28-1930 in London, England - Playwright and composer - He co-wrote the musical Salad Days with Dorothy Reynolds - Composed music for The Merchant Of Venice and for TV's, The Comedy Of Errors and Love In A Cold Climate.

Gica Petrescu - Died 6-18-2006 in Bucharest - He was 91 years old - Singer - Recorded over a thousand songs.

Dan Wooley (Daniel V. Wooley) - Died 6-18-2006 in Pierce, Colorado, U.S. - Shooting incident - He was 48 years old - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Wooley Brothers - His songs have been recorded by Tim Barrett.

Corey Wooley (Corey D. Wooley) - Died 6-18-2006 in Pierce, Colorado, U.S. - Shooting incident - He was 29 years old - Guitarist.

Zimbl (Markus Zimmer) - Died 6-18-2006 in Kassel, Germany - Heart failure ( Punk ) Born 10-7-1964 in Eschwege, Germany - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Bates.

Suarez Rivera (Roberto Warren Suarez Rivera) - Died 6-?-2006 near Arequipa - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 53 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Los Doltons.

Duane Roland - Died 6-19-2006 in St. Augustine, FL, U.S. - Natural causes ( Rock ) Born 12-3-1952 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Ball Brothers Band and Molly Hatchet (They did, "Flirtin' With Disaster" and "Boogie No More") - Worked with Junkyard.

Paolo Mozzicafreddo - Died 6-19-2006 ( Rock ) He was 31 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Gang.

James Whitehorn - Died 6-?-2006 - Peritonitis - He was 41 years old - Born in London, England - Film editor - Worked on over 300 videos including those for Bernard Butler, St Etienne, Paul Weller, Primal Scream, Suede, Radiohead and The Beautiful South.

Redd Angel (Jerome Martin) - Died 6-20-2006 - Car accident ( Pop - Funk ) He was 29 years old - Singer - (He did, "Fabulous Day" and a cover of, "Man In The Mirror") - Was a memer of Cool Funk.

Charles Smith (Claydes Charles Smith) - Died 6-20-2006 in Maplewood, NJ, U.S. - After a long illness ( Disco - Jazz - Funk - R&B - Pop ) Born 9-6-1948 in Jersey City, NJ, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He wrote, "Joanna" and co-wrote, "Jungle Boogie") - Founding member of Kool & The Gang (They did, "Celebration" and "Ladies Night").

Tracy Thielen - Died 6-20-2006 - Overdose - He was 43 years old - Artist, poet and musician - Led Tracy And The Hindenberg Ground Crew.

Donald Aikman - Died 6-21-2006 in Osterville, MA, U.S. - House fire - He was 86 years old - Played clarinet and saxophone - Led his own orchestra.

Frans Baldacchino (Francis Baldacchino) (aka asil-Budaj) - Died 6-21-2006 - Heart complications ( Maltese Folk ) Born 5-16-1943 in Zejtun - Singer, guitarist and poet - Was a member of Poeti Maltin.

Jacques Lanzmann - Died 6-21-2006 in Paris, France - Illness - Born 5-4-1927 in Bois-Colombes in the north of Paris, France - Songwriter and novelist - (He wrote, "Paris s'eveille" and "In life There Are Cactuses") - His songs have been recorded by Jacques Dutronc.

Dick Jensen (aka The Giant and Lance Curtis) - Died 6-21-2006 - Complications from tracheotomy surgery - He was 64 years old - Singer and dancer.

Andy Howard (Andrew Howard) - Died 6-22-2006 in Florida, U.S. - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia - Born 11-23-1965 in Tampa, FL, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with The Unknown who were later called Blackfish.

Stanley Moyer (Stanley Hughes Moyer ) - Died 6-22-2006 in Wolf Creek - Complications of a stroke ( Big Band ) He was 91 years old - Trumpet player and singer - Led The Stan Moyer Band - Was a member of The Three Bachelors -  Worked with The NBC Orchestra.

Nigel Gray - Died 6-22-2006 in Wichita, Kan., U.S. ( Rock ) Born 12-10-1957 in Suffolk, England - Drummer, guitarist and singer - Was a member of Rain, Color Blind, Flipside and Gravy From The Hip.

Ambrose Campbell (Ambrose Adekoya Campbell) - Died 6-22-2006 in England ( Highlife - Jazz ) Percussionist - Was a member of The West African Rhythm Brothers.

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.

Emanuel Lasky (James Emanuel Lasky) (aka Cheese) - Died 6-23-2006 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Cancer ( Soul ) He was 61 years old - Singer -  (He did, "Welfare Cheese" and "The Monkey").

Jeff Poe (aka The Pirate) - Died 6-23-2006 - Stroke - He was 47 years old - Engineer, mixer, arranger and composer - Worked on recordings by Santana, Madonna, Elan and Guns 'n' Roses - Worked with Michael Jackson, Kiss, Ricky Martin, Nelly Furtado, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan and Brian McKnight.

Carole Brent (Carole Lamb Brent) (aka Miss Ace Records) - Died 6-25-2006 - She was 69 years old - Singer, songwriter, poet and model - Appeared in theater's, "Kiss Me Kate" and "South Pacific" - Mother of blues singer, Eden Brent.

Dibya Khaling - Died 6-25-2006 in Siliguri, West Bengal - While undergoing treatment for a cardiac ailment - He was 56 years old - Musician, lyricist and composer - Worked on over 1,000 songs.

Arif Mardin - Died 6-25-2006 in New York, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 3-15-1932 in Istanbul, Turkey - Studio manager, arranger and producer -  Worked with Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, The Rascals, Bette Midler, Dusty Springfield, Culture Club, Patti Labelle, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Hall & Oates, Rod Stewart, Average White Band, George Benson, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, The Bee Gees, Phil Collins, Chaka Khan, Queen, Melissa Manchester, David Bowie, Jewel, Ringo Starr, Manhattan Transfer and Laura Nyro.

Johnny Jenkins - Died 6-25-2006 in Macon, Georgia, U.S. - After suffering a stroke ( R&B ) Born 3-5-1939 in east Macon's rural Swift Creek area, Georgia, U.S. - Guitarist - Led Johnny Jenkins And The Pinetoppers - Worked with Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding - Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Irving Kaplansky - Died 6-25-2006 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Respiratory failure - He was 89 years old - Born in Toronto, Canada - Mathematician, pianist and composer - (He wrote a melody based on assigning notes to the first 14 decimal places of pi named, "A Song About Pi" with lyrics by Enid Rieser) - He contributed to performances of Gilbert and Sullivan productions in Chicago, Ill.

Stephen Tiger - Died 6-26-2006 in Miami, FL, U.S. - Head injury due to a fall ( Rock ) He was 57 years old - Was a member of The Renegades and Tiger Tiger (They did, "Lay Your Burden Down" and "Space Age Indian").

Kenneth Chigodora- Died 6-26-2006 - Illness - Born 1959 in Bocha, Manicaland Province - Composer and singer - (He did, "MuAfrica" and "Mukadzi Wangu") - Was a member of The Sweet Melodies.

Robert Koshan ( Robert Michael Koshan) - Died 6-26-2006 in Winter Park, FL, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old - Worked for TV's, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - Worked with Bennie Benack And The Riverboat Six, Roy Liberto And The Bourbon Street Six, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti and Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme.

 Joe Carter - Died 6-26-2006 - Leukemia - He was 57 years old - Singer and actor - Known for his solo show, "A Song In The Night" - Worked with T. Mychael Rambo - He also had roles in versions of the productions, "Show Boat" and "Big River".

Aretta Bush (aka Mother Love) - Died 6-26-2006 ( Jazz - Gospel ) Born 1930 - Singer - Worked with Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, Jimmy Coe ("I Won't Be Seeing You") and Eugene Blakey And The Blakey Specials.

Don Wright - Died 6-26-2006 in Toronto, Canada - Born 1908 in Strathroy - Composer, musician, choirmaster and bandleader - (He wrote, "The Western Song") - Was a member of The Wright Brothers' Orchestra - Composed music for TV, movies and TV jingles.

Auntie Pahukoa Morse (Pahukoa Lucille Morse) - Died 6-27-2006 in Kalihi - Complications from cancer - She was 80 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Menehune Maidens, The Tropical Serenaders and Lei Hulu - Worked with Auntie Genoa Keawe, Kai Davis, Myra English, Herbert Hanawahine, John Lino, Lena Machado, Violet Pahu Lilikoi, The Lei Mamo Serenaders, Johnny Almeida, Auntie Ida Keli'i Chun and Kimo Alama Keaulana.

Eileen Barton (aka Jolly Gillette) - Died 6-27-2006 - Born 11-24-1929 - Singer and actress - (She did, "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake") - Worked with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Count Basie and Danny Kaye - Daughter of vaudevillians, Benny and Elsie Barton.

Igor Golowin - Died 6-27-2006 - Heart attack ( Jazz ).

Claire Chandonnet (Claire M. Chandonnet) - Died 6-29-2006 - She was 78 years old - Born in Lowell, MA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Chorale Orion , which became The Spindle City Singers.

 Ross Tompkins - Died 6-29-2006 in St Augustine, Florida, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 5-13-1938 in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, The Kai Winding Trombones, The Clark Terry-Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, Joe Newman, Louie Bellson, Wes Montgomery, Joe Venuti, Herb Ellis, Red Norvo, Bill Berry, Jack Sheldon, Benny Goodman and The Tonight Show Orchestra - Was a musical director for the Playboy Clubs.

Eric Friesen - Died 6-30-2006 ( Metal - Classical ) He was 34 years old - Played drums, bass and keyboards and was a composer - (He did, "Resting, Effort, Emptiness" and "Awareness, I Suffer") - Was half of the duo, Windham Hell (They did, "Corporal Compendia" and "I Remember Drooling").

Paul Nelson - Died 6-?-2006 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 1936 - Writer and record reviewer - Wrote for Rolling Stone and Musician magazines - Founded the American folk revival magazine, Little Sandy Review - Collaborated with Lester Bangs on a biography for Rod Stewart - Signed up The New York Dolls while working as an A&R man at Mercury Records.

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