An extensive list of Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Rap and Folk singers and musicians who have passed away - 2009 January to June

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2009 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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2009 January to June

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

Pedro Cepo - Died 2009 ( Folk ) Musician - Worked with Manuel Rocha.

Tom Cesario (Thomas Cesario) - Died 1-?-2009 - Asphyxiated while sleeping - He was 35 years old - Musician and sound engineer - Was a member of The Crown Victorias - Worked for Yo La Tengo and Dosh.

Kitty Bruysten - Died 1-?-2009 ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Hank The Knife & The Jets.

Matthew Dalco (Matthew George John Dalco) - Died 2009 - Cancer - Born 1-1-1962 in Hobart - Produced the musicals, Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon and Rent.

James Johnson (James Odell Johnson Sr.) - Died 1-1-2009 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Illness ( R&B ) Born 11-18-1935 in Sumpter, South Carolina, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Terry Johnson And The Rhythm Kings who becames The Whispers (They did, "Donít Fool With Lizzie" and "Are You Sorry?").

Walter Haynes - Died 1-1-2009 in in Tyler, TX, U.S. ( Country ) Born 12-14-1928 in Kingsport TN, U.S. - Steel guitarist and producer - (Co-wrote, "Girl On The Billboard") - Worked with Jimmy Dickens ('We Could"), Del Reeves, Ferlin Husky, Webb Pierce, The Everly Brothers, J.J. Cale, Jeanne Pruett and Patsy Cline ("Walkin' After Midnight") - Produced Marty Robbins and Bill Monroe - Was a a staff musician on The Grand Ole Opry - Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mike Mancini (Michael A. Mancini) - Died 1-1-2009 - Pancreatic and liver cancer ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Played saxophone, clarinet and flute - Worked with The Don Michaels Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Lois Armstrong and Nat King Cole.

Jack Rather (Robert Jack Rather) - Died 1-1-2009 in San Juan Capistrano, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Blues - R&B - Jazz ) Born 12-31-1943 in San Patricio County, TX., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with  The National Soul Review Band, BB King, The Rather Love Band, The Funk  Bunnies and Bobby Bland.

Valentina Giovagnini - Died 1-2-2009 in Siena, Italy - Car accident ( Pop - Celtic ) Born 4-6-1980 in Arezzo, Italy - singer - (She did "Il passo silenzioso della neve" and "Senza origine").

Charles Camilleri - Died 1-3-2009 - Born 9-7-1931 in Hamrun, Malta - Composer - (He wrote, "Cosmic Visions" and "Wine of Peace") - His early works were based on folk music and legends of Malta while his later works were improvisational.

Tonderai Phiri (aka Tonde 1) - Died 1-3-2009 in Norton - Dysentery - Born 1976 - Hosho player, mbira player, body percussionist and dancer - Was a member of Mbira DzeNharira and Mawungira Enharira. (They did, "Ninga Huru" and "Gona Rehushavi").

Tommy Ellison (Thomas Ellison) - Died 1-3-2009 in Columbia, MD, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born  9-15-1932 in Salley, SC, U.S. - Singer - Led Tommy  Ellison And The Singing  Stars - Worked with The Five Singing Stars, The Chosen Gospel Singers, The Harmonizing Four - Recorded for Gotham, Nashboro, Revelation, HOB, HSE, A. I. R. Gospel and Malaco Records.

Greg Pineda - Died 1-3-2009 - Pancreatic cancer ( Rock ) He was 54 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Aluminum Marshmallow - Owned All Media Services where he created concert and backstage DVDs for REO Speedwagon and Chuck Negron.

Chuck Leaton (Charles Leaton) - Died 1-3-2008 in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 8-7-1945 in Burlington, Iowa, U.S. - Musician - Worked with Dennis McMurrin, Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, Niah Bingi Boppa Band, Marty Christianson, Elery Temple, Jim Hawkins, River City and Steve Gaines.

Olga San Juan - The Puerto Rican Pepperpot - Died 1-3-2009 in Burbank, CA, U.S. - Kidney failure - Born 3-16-1927 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer and dancer - Appeared in the Broadway musical, Paint Your Wagon ("How Can I Wait?" and "All For Him") and the film, The Barefoot Contessa - Worked with Bing Crosby ("I'll See You In C-U-B-A"), Fred Astaire ("Heat Wave") and Tito Puente - She had been married to actor, Edmond O'Brien.

Ray Topping (Raymond Keith John Topping) - Died 1-3-2009 in Romford,  Essex, UK - Illness - Pneumonia, supranuclear palsy - Born 1-10-1943 in Chalk Farm, London, England - An authority on American recorded music for the post war period of 1945 through 1975 - Contributed discographies to many specialist magazines - He unearthed thousands of rare and unissued master recordings while working for Ace Records Ltd., a reissue label.

Kriston Docker - Died 1-3-2009 - Cystic fibrosis ( Folk ) Guitarist - Was a member of The Titanic Lounge Lizards and The Penmachno Pig Convention Stompers.

Kim Hibberd - Died 1-3-2009 in Gloucester - After being assaulted in his home ( Blues - Rock ) Born 1953 - Singer, guitarist, promoter and photographer.

Sam Taylor (Sam Willis Taylor Jr.) (aka The Bluzman) - Died 1-4-2009 in Islandia, NY, U.S. - Complications associated to heart disease ( R&B  - Blues ) Born 10-25-1934 in Crichton, AL, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Drinking Straight Tequila" and "Voice Of The  Blues") - Worked with Joey Dee & The Starlighters ("Peppermint Twist") - Otis Redding (whistling at the end of, "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"), B.T. Express ("Do It (Til You're Satisfied)"), The  Drifters, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Sam And Dave, Tracy Nelson,  Mother Earth and The Isley Brothers - Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

29-E (Joseph Michael Ryan) - Died 1-4-2009 in Seattle, WA, U.S. - Shot after a concert ( Rap ) Born 1984 - (He did, "Let It All Out" and "Every Day I Sit Down").

Rusty Jones (Russell Jones) - Died 1-4-2009 in Pensacola FL, U.S. - Brain aneurysm ( Country ) Born 1952 - Bassist - Was a member of The Blackwater Band.

Jon Wearing - Died 1-4-2009 ( Rock ) Singer - Worked with The Tidalwaves (They did, "Farmer John" and "She Left Me All Alone") and Frijid Pink (They did, "Earth Omen" and "Train Woman").

Jiri Sindelar (aka Dedek) - Died 1-5-2009 in Prague, Czech Republic - Chronic lung disease ( Rock ) Born 1-3-1949 in Domazlice, Czechoslovakia - Bassist - Worked with Svinak, Black Stars and The Rebels - Founding member of Mahagon, which later became Katapult (They did, "Hlupak vaha", "Pulnocni zavodni draha" and "Vojin XY hlasi prichod").

Willa Mae Dorsey - Died 1-5-2009 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. - After a series of strokes ( Gospel ) Born 7-2-1933 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Worked with The Mighty Faith Increasers Choir and was a regular on Lawrence Welk's TV show.

Jim Willis - Died 1-5-2009 - Illness ( Jazz ) He was 87 years old - Pianist - Was a member of The Gateway Jazz Band.

Claude Joseph Johnson Jr. - Died 1-5-2009 in Dallas, TX, U.S. ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 12-23-1938 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Played baritone saxophone, piano and guitar -  Replaced Leroy Cooper in The Ray Charles Orchestra - Recorded with  Bob Ackerman, Rob Blakeslee, Roger Boykin, David Fathead Newman and Fred Raulston.

Jenna Holmes (Gina L. Holmes) - Died 1-5-2009 - Massive organ shutdown - Born 11-28-1958 - Songwriter and lyricist - Wrote for Sodderpot, The Squeemish, Long and The Globules - She was the wife of musician, Steve Andricks.

Ron Asheton (Ronald Franklin Asheton, Jr.) - Found dead 1-6-2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S. - Possible heart attack ( Rock ) Born 7-17-1948 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Played guitar, bass and accordion and was a songwriter - Was a member of The Stooges (They did, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "1969") - Worked with Destroy All Monsters, New Race, The Empty Set, The Wylde Ratttz, Dark Carnival and The New Order.

Claude Jeter (Claudis Augusta Jeter) - Died 1-6-2009 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 10-26-1914 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. - Was a founding member of The Swan Silvertones (They did, "I'm  Gonna Walk That Milky White Way" and "Mary, Don't You Weep") - Worked  with Paul Simon - Recorded for King, Specialty, Vee Jay and HOB  Records.

Maria Dimitriadi - Died 1-6-2009 - Lung disease - Born 4-11-1950 in Tavros, Athens, Greece - Singer (She did, " O Fasismos") - Sister of singer, Aphrodite Manou.

Manny Castillo (Manuel Diosdado Castillo Jr.) - Died 1-6-2009 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 11-23-1968 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Snowbyrd (They did, "Snowbyrd" and "Uvalde Socialite"), Scarecrow, The River City Playboys, El Santo and The Cleofus Trujillo Trio - Founder of San Antonio Cultural Arts.

Pev Pevitt (Stuart Pevitt) - Died 1-6-2009 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 12-27-1952 in Sale, Cheshire - Sang and played harmonica - Was a member of The Purple Gang (They did, "Granny Takes A Trip" and "Sunset Over The Mersey").

Ted Burk (aka Haia) - Died 1-6-2009 - Natural causes - He was 73 years old - Was a member of The CIA (Citizens For Interplanetary Activity) who shared the bill with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin - Worked with The Angels Of Light theatrical troupe and George Harrison.

Victor Heyman (Victor Kenneth Heyman) - Died 1-6-2009 in Plantation, Florida, U.S. - Parkinson's disease - He was 73 years old - Born in Washington, U.S. - He was a folk music concert promoter and reviewed CDs for the folk publication, Sing Out!.

Alex van Heerden - Died 1-7-2009 - Car accident - ( Jazz ) He was 34 years old - Trumpet and accordion player - Worked with Mac Mckenzie, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, The Delta Optel Band, Hilton Schilder, Magnus Johansson and Robbie Jansen.

Al Westcott - Died 1-7-2009 - Heart attack ( Country ) He was 61 years old - Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "Soldiers, Sailors And Tired Old Men" and "Do You Wanna'") - Was a member of Broken Arrow.

Steve Edgson - Died 1-7-2009 - Cancer ( Ska - Rock - Jazz ) He was 53 years old - Played guitar and clarinet - Worked with Analog, The Reluctant Stereotypes (They did. "The Lull"), The Pink Umbrellas (They did, "Raspberry Rainbow"), The Giraffes (They did, "Pass Me By" and "Lazy Hazel Heart") and The Two Giraffes (They did, "Silvery Trees" and "Providence Street").

Willie Beaton - Died 1-7-2009 - Cancer - Born in Balmacarra, near Kyle of Lochalsh - Fiddler and singer - Was a member of The Incredible Fling Band (They did, "Stool Of Repentance" and "Highland Wedding Sprig Of Ivy") - Worked with Scotia.

Cornelia Wallace (Cornelia Ellis Wallace) (Cornelia Ellis Snively) - Died 1-8-2009 in Sebring, FL, U.S. - Cancer ( Folk ) Born 1-28-1939 in Elba, Ala., U.S. - Singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist - (She did, "It's No Summer Love" and "Baby With The Barefoot Feet") - Worked with Roy Acuff - She was the neice of Governor James Folsom and was the second wife of Governor George Wallace.

Rob Geraghty - Died 1-8-2009 in Spain - Possible heart attack ( Rock ) He was 33 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Meg (They did, "Kelly, You're The Teacher" and "Firework In Progress").

Bonakele Nomkonwana (aka Showbiz) - Died 1-8-2009 in Thembalethu, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth - Cardiac failure - He was 80 years old - Born in Grahamstown - Trumpeter - Led The Jazz Maniacs.

Irving Bush - Died 1-8-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Complications of multiple myeloma ( Jazz - Classical ) Born 4-7-1930 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Trumpeter - Worked with Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Sarah Vaughan, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Nat King Cole and Nelson Riddle - Wrote the book, Artistic Trumpet Technique And Study.

Rev. Leroy Taylor - Died 1-8-2009 in Cook County, IL, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 9-6-1919 in Clarksdale, MS, U.S. -  Baritone singer - Was a member of The Soul Stirrers and a founding member of R.H. Harris And The Christland Singers (Sang lead on, "My Journey To The Sky" (Aladdin, 1948), "Lord  Jesus" (Aladdin, 1948) and "Peace In The Land" (Peacock, 1951)) - Vocal Group Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Andrew Travis (Andrew D. Travis Jr.) - Died 1-9-2009 in Bemus Point, NY, U.S. ( Jazz - Babershop ) Born 4-12-1927, in Canisteo, NY, U.S. - Trombonist and singer - Was a member of Horizon and Dixie On The Deck - Worked with The Max Davis Orchestra, The Four-tune Hunters and The Stardusters.

Dave Dee (David John Harman) - Died 1-9-2009 in Kingston, Surrey, England - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 12-17-1943, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England - Singer - Was a member of Dave Dee And The Bostons who were renamed Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (They did, "Bend It" and "Hold Tight") - Worked for WEA records, where he signed AC/DC and Gary Numan.

Jon Hager - Died 1-9-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Country ) Born 8-30-1941 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer, guitarist, comedian and drummer - He was half of the duo, The Hager Twins (They did, "Gotta Get To Oklahoma ('Cause California's Gettin' To Me)" - Was a regular on TV's, Hee Haw - Worked with Buck Owens.

Lewis M. Brumberg Sr. - Died 1-9-2009 in Salisbury, MD, U.S. - He was 87 years old - Born in Clayton, NJ, U.S. - Musician - Led The L.B. Trio - Worked with The Tony Villani Orchestra.

Robbie Johns (aka Rob Johns) - Died 1-9-2009 ( Rock - Blues ) He was 56 years old - Drummer, guitarist and singer - Was a member of Diamond Reo (They did, "Ainít That Peculiar") who became The Diamonds - Worked with The Yardleys, The Silencers, Rocket 88 and R.J. And The Blues Welders.

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

Anabel Bosch (Ana Isabel Ramirez Bosch) - Died 1-10-2009 - In a coma after an operation for a brain aneurysm ( Rock ) Born 1-25-1976 - Singer - Worked with Elektrikcoolaid, Spy, Analog and Tropical Depression - Wife of actor, Jamie Wilson.

Billy Brown (William George Brown) - Died 1-10-2009 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, U.S. ( Rockabilly - Country ) Born 7-22-1929 in Princeton, West Virginia, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Meet Me In The Alley, Sally" and a version of, "He'll Have To Go").

Ahmed El Ghrabaoui - Died 1-10-2009 in Casablanca, Morocco - Illness - He was 71 years old - Singer - (He wrote, "Innaha moulhimati").

Butch Baldassari (Jerome Baldassari) - Died 1-10-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Brain cancer ( Bluegrass -  Jazz - Celtic ) Born 12-11-1952 - Played mandolin - Led The Butch Baldassari Trio - Worked with The Weary Hearts, The Lonesome Standard Time and The Grass Is Greener - Founded The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble - Owned the label, SoundArt Recordings.

Mick Lahaza (Michael Lahaza) - Died 1-10-2009 in Deepdale, Preston, UK - Industrial accident ( Soul ) He was 45 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Kick The Can - Worked with Eye 2 Eye.

 Gary Craddock - Died 1-10-2009 - Stomach cancer ( Jazz - Rock - Pop ) He was 57 years old - Born in in West Virginia, U.S. - Bassist - Worked with The Swinging Bucket, Southern Country Nights, The Dixie Jubilee, Thrift Shop Jack, The Dan Ramsey Jazz Ensemble and Organix.

Chad Percy (aka Cadillac Fraf) - Died 1-10-2009 - From injuries he suffered from a scooter accident in Sept ( Country ) Born 5-5-1972 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Mockingbird Cartel (They did, "Empty Bellies" and "Avoid The Kind Of Night").

Peter Basoa - Died 1-10-2009 in Moscow, Idaho, U.S. - Complications related to brain cancer - DJ and promoter - Helped the careers of Sagin' Time and Lotus - Worked for The Palouse Folklore Society and Moscow (Music) Renaissance Fair.

Bob Meyers (Robert G. Meyers) - Died 1-10-2009 in East Setauket - Colon cancer ( Swing ) He was 76 years old - Pianist - Led The Bobby Meyers Orchestra and The Bob Meyers Big Band.

Konrad Heidkamp - Died 1-11-2009 in Hamburg, Germany - Born 8-5-1947 in Munich, Germany - Rock and jazz journalist and critic for the weekly, Die Zeit - He wrote the books, "It's all over now - 40 Jahre Rock und Jazz" and "In The Mood".

Freddie Mack (aka Mr. Superbad) - Died 1-11-2009 ( Soul ) Born 9-15-1934 in Bennettsville,, SC, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Kung Fu Man") - Led The Mack Sound - He was a boxer and also a sparring partner for Muhammed Ali.

Andy DeMize (Andrew Martinez) - Died 1-11-2009 - Near Fullerton, CA, U.S. - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 3-11-1983 - Drummer - Worked with Up Syndrome, Nekromantix (They did, "Voodoo Shop Hop" and "Panic At The Morgue") and The Rocketz.

Tom O'Horgan - Died 1-11-2009 in Venice, FL, U.S. - Born 5-3-1926 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Composer, singer, actor and musician - Composed the score for the film, Futz! - Director of Broadway's musicals, Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Donnie McCormick (Donald Eugene McCormick) - Died 1-11-2009 in Marietta - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( Rock ) Born 1944 - Drummer and singer - Was a member of The Kings and Eric Quincy Tate (They did, "When I'm Gone" and "On The Loose").

Robert C. Petty Sr. - Died 1-11-2009 ( Jazz ) He was 90 years old - Trombonist - Was a member of The Excelsior Band.

Victor Leon - Died 1-12-2009 in Indian Wells, CA, U.S. - Car accident - He was 63 years old - Born in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was an executive producer for the Musical Chairs concert series.

Alejandro Sokol - Died 1-12-2009 in Rio Cuarto, Cordoba Province, Argentina - Cardio respiratory failure ( Rock ) Born 1-30-1960 - Bassist and drummer - Led El Vuelto S.A. - Worked with Sumo and Las Pelotas.

Macavine Hayes - Died 1-12-2009 ( Blues ) Born 6-3-1943 in Tampa, Florida, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Sweet Little Angel" and "Snatch That Thing") - Worked with Guitar Gabriel, Cool John Ferguson, Ardie Dean, Michael Parrish and Tim Duffy.

Mansour Rahbani - Died 1-13-2009 in Beirut, Lebanon - After a bout with pneumonia - Born 1925 in Antelias, Lebanon - Musician and songwriter - He was one of The Rahbani Brothers - Worked with his sister in-law singer, Fairuz.

David Hill - Died 1-13-2009 - Liver cancer ( New Wave ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Sensations, N.C.M. (Non Compos Mentis) (They did, "Ultimate Orgasm" and "Six Feet Under") and Jackpot! - Was a guitar tech for Pearl Jam and Soundgarden - He also painted under the name, John Miller.

Gary Kurfirst - Died 1-13-2009 in Nassau, Bahamas - Born 1947 in Forrest Hills, Queens, NY, U.S. - Was a manager for The Ramones, Talking Heads, The B-52's, The Eurythmics, Blondie, Big Audio Dynamite, Mountain, Jane's Addiction and Live - Operated The Village Theatre which became known as The Fillmore East promoting Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds, The Who, Janis Joplin and The Doors.

Billy Romans (William Burczyk) - Died 1-13-2009 ( Polka ) He was 77 years old - Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. - Led The Billy Romans Trio - Worked with Frankie Yankovic - Accordionist - Columbus Senior Musicians Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Donald True Van Deusen - Died 1-13-2009 - Born 1-19-1929 in Boston, MA, U.S. - He wrote the newspaper column, Keeping Jazz In Philadelphia Alive and for for the website All About Jazz - Chris' Jazz Cafe Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Don Truesdail - Died 1-13-2009 in California, U.S. - Hit by a truck ( Folk ) Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Sweet August" and "Dragon Swan Song") - Worked with Dornob and Cafe Moliendo.

Ricardo Montalban (Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban Merino) - Died 1-14-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Congestive heart failure - Born 11-25-1920 in Mexico City, Mexico - Actor - (He did the first recorded version of, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Esther Williams and also did, "Monkey In The Mango Tree" and "Sun At My Window, Love At My Door") - He played Mr. Roarke on TV's, Fantasy Island and portrayed Khan Noonien Singh on TV's, Star Trek and in the film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - He was named a Knight by the Vatican.

Angela Morley (Born Wally Stott) - Died 1-14-2009 in Arizona, U.S. - Born 3-10-1924 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England - Composer, conductor and saxophonist - Wrote music for TV's, Dynasty, Dallas and Wonder Woman - Played in the band of Bert Clegg and with Oscar Rabinís Band and The Geraldo Orchestra - Wrote arrangements for Benny Goodman and Nelson Riddle - Worked with Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Shirley Bassey and Dusty Springfield and collaborated with John Williams.

Kelvin Pope (aka The Mighty Duke and Mr Carnival) - Died 1-14-2009 in St. Clair, Port Of Spain, Trinidad - Myelofibrosis ( Calypso ) Born 1930 in Point Fortin, South Trinidad - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Social Bacchanal" and "Brotherhood Of Man").

Kenny Bye (Kenneth Bye) - Died 1-14-2009 - Car accident - He was 82 years old - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Grumpy Old Men.

Lisa Flaxman (Lisa Judith Flaxman) - Died 1-14-2009 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S. - Breast cancer ( Folk - Musicals - Opera - Children's Music ) She was 43 years old - Born in Providence, RI, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Worked with The Washington Savoyards and The Washington Chorus - Founder of musiKidsa music program for infants and children.

Gabes Amunyela - Died 1-14-2009 in Ongwediva, Oshana Region, Namibia - Liver complications - Singer and sound engineer - (He did, "Thank You Mama").

Rene Coll (Pierre-Rene Colombies) - Died 1-15-2009 in Carcassonne, France - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 1942 in Narbonne, France - Saxophone player and musical director - Worked with Michel Sardou,  Patrick Sebastien, Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell, Julio Iglesias, Veronique Samson, Liane Foly and on many TV shows.

Leroy Cooper - Died 1-15-2009 in Orlando, FL, U.S. - Heart failure ( R&B ) Born 8-31-1928 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Played saxophone, clarinet and flute - Worked with Ray Charles ("Crying Time"), Lowell Fulson ("Reconsider Baby"), Dr. John, Wayne Newton, Rhythm Release, Cher, The Righteous Brothers, The Smokin' Torpedoes, Kenny Neal, Joe Cocker and Lightnin' Hopkins.

Leroy Smith (aka Chicken George) - Found dead 1-15-2009 in Manchester, England - Bronchopneumonia ( Soul ) Born 9-3-1952 in Kingston, Jamaica - Keyboardist - Was a member of The Sweet Sensation (They did, "Purely By Coincidence" and "Sad Sweet Dreamer").

Jean Adebambo - Died 1-15-2009 - Suicide ( Lover's Rock ) She was 46 years old - Born in London, England - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Paradise" and "'Reaching For A goal').

Whitey Mitchell (Gordon B. Mitchell) - Died 1-16-2009 in Palm Desert, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 2-22-1932 in Hackensack, NJ, U.S. - Played bass, clarinet and tuba - Worked with The Elinor Sherry Quartet, The  Shep Fields Orchestra, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Oscar Pettiford, Aubrey Tadman, Charlie Ventura, Herbie Mann, Betty Roche and Lester  Young - He also was a comedy writer for TV's, Get Smart, All In The  Family, The Jeffersons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple and Mork And Mindy - Brother of bassist, Red Mitchell.

Malcolm Lyle - Died 1-16-2009 - Saxophonist - Worked with The Dayton Imperials Band.

Susanna Foster (Suzanne DeLee Flanders Larson) - Died 1-17-2009 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S. - Born 12-6-1924 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer and actress - Appeared in the films, The Climax and The Phantom Of The Opera.

Raju Ananthaswamy - Died 1-17-2009 - Kidney failure - Played harmonium, guitar, tabla and mandolin and was a singer - Born 4-?-1973 - (He did, "Madhava" and "Ratnana Padagalu") - Wrote music for the film, America America - Son of musician, Mysore Ananthaswamy.

Leslie Carole Johnson - Died 1-17-2009 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. - Cancer - Born 6-16-1942 in Bloomington, Minn., U.S. - Founder and publisher of the traditional jazz and ragtime magazine, The Mississippi Rag - Founding board member for The Twin Cities Jazz Society.

Danai Stratigopoulou - Died 1-18-2009 in Athens, Greece ( Folk ) Born 1913 in Athens, Greece - Singer, songwriter and musician - (She did, "San ki apopse" and "Skliri kardia").

Enrique Dumas - Died 1-18-2009 in Jesus Maria, Argentina - Heart attack ( Jazz - Tango ) Born 5-8-1935 in La Plata, Pcia, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Singer - Worked with Carlos Figari, Libertad Lamarque, Anibal Troilo, Ikuo Abo and Ranko Fujisawa.

Ron McClelland - Died 1-18-2009 on a cruise ship ( Christian Rock ) He was 33 years old - Born in Detroit, MI, U.S. - Bass and keyboard player - Was a member of Storyside: B (They did, "Don't Let It Go" and "Demons And Angels").

Joao Aguardela - Died 1-19-2009 - Cancer ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Sitiados.

Joaquim Antonio Candeias Junior - Died 1-19-2009 in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Pulmonary edema - Born 1923 in Para, Belem, Brazil - Composer and violinist - (He wrote, "Sassaricando" and "Lata d'agua na cabeca") - His songs have been recorded by Elizeth Cardoso and Emilinha Borba.

Chalky Virgil (Bernell Mansfield Virgil) - Died 1-19-2009 ( Jazz ) He was 78 years old - Played upright bass - Worked with Tony Bari and Tootsie Bean.

Ramon de Algeciras (Ramon Sanchez Gomez) - Died 1-20-2009 in Madrid, Spain ( Flamenco ) Born 1938 in Algeciras, Cadiz, Spain - Guitarist, songwriter and singer - (He did, "Almoraina" and "Rosa María") - Worked with Antonio Mairena, Pepe Marchena, La Nina de los Peines and Pepe Pinto - He was the brother of singer, Pepe de Lucia and guitarist, Paco de Lucia.

David "Fathead" Newman (Davis Newman Jr.) - Died 1-20-2009 in Kingston, NY, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Jazz - Blues - R&B ) Born 2-24-1933 in Corsicana, TX, U.S. - Played saxophone and flute - Worked with The Ray Charles Band, Herbie Mann, Queen Latifah, Doug Sahm, Art Blakey, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Natalie Cole, The Average White Band, B. B. King, Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville.

Herman Wilburn (Herman Daniel Wilburn) - Died 1-20-2009 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Country ) Born 12-2-1951 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Wilburn Brothers Band - Worked with Augie Myers, Flaco Jimenez, Frenchie Burke and Johnny Rodriguez.

J.R.Welch - Died 1-20-2009 in Modesto, CA, U.S. - Colon cancer ( Jazz ) Born 6-22-1966 in Redwood City, CA, U.S. - Played trumpet, French horn, tuba, trombone, saxophone and upright bass - Worked with Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band, The Barkin' Dog Jazz Band and The MoBand - Husband of trumpet player, Dolores Welch.

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

Mickey Gee (Michael Gee) - Died 1-21-2009 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales - Emphysema ( Rock ) Born 12-31-1943 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales - Guitarist - Worked with Tom Jones, Joe Cocker's Grease Band, Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knockin'" and "Girls Talk"), Love Sculpture, Rockpile, Willie And The Poor Boys ("Revenue Man (White Lightening)") and Shakin Stevens ("Green Door" and "This Ole' House").

Paulette Attie - Died 1-21-2009 in New York, U.S. - Illness ( Cabaret - Musicals - Opera  ) Born in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. -  Singer and actress - (She wrote, "United Are We") - She performed in the musicals Guys And Dolls and Can-Can and wrote Encore - Appeared on TV's, All My Children and General Hospital.

Mik Risingham (Michael Risingham) - Found dead 1-21-2009 in London, England - Hanged himself ( Rock ) Born 1-22-1960 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Fourth Wall, The Singles, Kick and The Passengers.

Charlie Cooper (Charles Wesley Cooper III - Died 1-22-2009 in Chicago, IL, US - His body found 1-27-2009 (Techno) Born 4-12-1977 - Was a member of Telefon Tel Aviv (They did, "At The Edge Of The World You Will Still Float" and "John Thomas On The Inside Is Nothing But Foam").

Linda Cohen (Linda G. Cohen) - Died 1-24-2009 in Center City, PA, U.S.  - Lung cancer ( Folk - Classical - Blues ) Born 2-4-1947 in  Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Guitarist - (She did, "Midday Moon" and  "Tommy Troller") - Worked with Michael Kac ("Valentine Suite" and  "Escape Velocity").

Hiroshi Oguchi (Sometimes spelled Ohguchi) - Died 1-24-2009 in Tokyo, Japan - Liver cancer ( Rock ) Born 11-28-1950 in Kawaguchi, Japan - Drummer and actor - Was a member of The Tempters, PYG and Vodka Collins (They did, "Sands Of Time" and "Automatic Pilot") - Owned the fashion company, Practice Of Silence - Acted in the miniseries, Shogun and in the film, Strange Circus - He was married to actress, Kimie Shingyoji and is the father of musician and artist, Gento Oguchi.

Zhang Lu - Died 1-24-2009 - Stroke and multiple organ failure - Born in Shanghai - Singer and actress - Wife of singer, Ollie Delfino and mother of singer, Alex To.

Leonard Gaskin (Leonard Ogarro Gaskin) - Died 1-24-2009 in Bayside, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 8-25-1920 in New York, NY, U.S. - Bassist - Worked  with Dizzy Gillespie, Cootie Williams, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sy Oliver, Panama Francis, Don Byas, Eddie South, Bud Freeman, Cootie Williams, Billie Holiday, Charlie Shavers, Erroll Garner, Eddie  Condon, Ruby Braff, Rex Stewart, Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson.

Tina Lord - Died 1-24-2009 - Ovarian cancer ( Jazz ) She was 56 years old - Singer - Worked with Salt Water Jazz and Naked Jazz - Colaborated with Ken Leray and Phil Banner.

D.R. Hooker (Donald R. Hooker II) - Died 1-24-2009 ( Christian Psychedelic ) H ewas 60 years old - Singer and songwriter - Led The D.R. Hooker Band (They did, "A Stranger's Smile" and "Forge Your Own Chains").

Gerard Blanc - Died 1-25-2009 - Brain hemorrhage ( Rock - Disco ) Born 12-8-1947 in France - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Une autre histoire") - Was a member of Les Windings, Balthazar and Martin Circus (They did, "Je m'eclate au Senegal" and "Marylene").

Iyabo Alake (aka Iyabo Osanle) - Died 1-25-2009 in Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria - Possible tuberculosis - Singer.

Kokoro (Pa Benjamin Aderounmu) - Died 1-25-2009 in Akowonjo, Lagos, Nigeria ( Jazz ) Born 2-25-1925 in Owo, Ondo - Sang and played tambourine - Worked with Tunji Sotimirin.

Cookie Mariano (Florence Weir Mariano) - Died 1-25-2009 ( Blues ) She was 66 years old - Singer - Led Cookie And The Vagrantz.

Corey Daum (aka Corey James) - Died 1-25-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 39 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Lizzy Borden (He appeared in their video's, "Love Is A Crime" and "We Got The Power").

Terry Frank (Terence G. Frank) - Died 1-25-2009 in Florida, U.S. ( Blues )  Guitarist and singer - Born 11-21-1956 - Led Black Cat Bone (They did,  "Loaded To Fire") and Terry Frank And Bone Deluxe (They did, "The  Handyman" and "Stompin").

Gerry Merito - Died 1-26-2009 in Waikato, New Zealand - Heart attack - He was 70 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Howard Morrison Quartet ("They did, "The Battle Of Waikato").

Arthur Kent (Arthur Lawrence Kent) - Died 1-26-2009 in Florence SC, U.S. - Born 7-2-1920, in New York, NY, U.S. - Songwriter and pianist - (Wrote Skeeter Davis's, "The End Of The World" and Julie London's, "I'm Coming Back To You") - Collaborated with Johnny Mercer, Sammy Gallop and Redd Evans - His songs have been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence and The Mills Brothers.

Mino Reitano (Beniamino Reitano) - Died 1-27-2009 in Agrate Brianza, Monza - Cancer ( Rock - Pop ) Born 12-7-1944 in Fiumara - Played piano, violin and trumpet and was a singer - (He did, "100 colpi alla tua porta" and "Una chitarra, cento illusioni") - Was a member of I Fratelli Reitano.

Billy Powell (William Norris Powell) - Died 1-27-2009 in Orange Park - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 6-3-1952 in Corpus Christi, TX, U.S. - Keyboardist - Was a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd,The Rossington-Collins Band and The Allen Collins Band - Worked with Alice Marr, Alias and Vision- Father of guitarist, Brandon Powell - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

John McCarthy - Died 1-27-2009 in Athol, MA, U.S. ( Metal - Punk ) He was 40 years old - Singer - Was a member of Post Mortem (They did, "Armies Of The Dead" and "Caveman").

Randolph Mike - Died 1-?-2009 in Banjul - Malaria - He was 50 years old - Promoter and manager - Worked with Cleopatra and Akon - Ran Bop Top records.

Nicholas Carter-Leedham - Died 1-28-2009 - Car accident - He was 20 years old - Born in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada - Played guitar - Was a member of Last Chance Glory.

David Yancey - Died 1-28-2009 in Daytona Beach, FL, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Rock - Country ) He was 56 years old - Pianist - Worked with Tommy Brown, Reuben "Lounge Lizard" Morgan and The Cooljams Rhythm Section.

Darell Bullard (Darell R. Bullard) (aka Gadget and Guitar Man) - Died 1-29-2009 in Independence, MO, U.S. - Born 8-11-1954 - Played guitar - Worked with The Look South Band.

John Martyn (Iain David McGeachy) - Died 1-29-2009 in Thomastown, County of Kilkenny, Ireland - Pneumonia ( Folk - Blues - Funk ) Born  9-11-1948 in New Malden, Surrey, England - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "London Conversation" and "Fly On Home") - Worked with Eric Clapton, Danny Thompson, David Gilmour, Ultan John and Phil Collins - He had been married to singer, Beverley Kutner.

Hank Crawford (Bennie Ross Crawford Jr.) - Died 1-29-2009 in Memphis,  TN, U.S. - Complications from a stroke ( R&B - Jazz - Soul - Rock ) Born  12-21-1934 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Saxophonist - Led Little Hank And  The Rhythm Kings - Worked with The Tennessee State Jazz Collegians,  Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ike Turner, Ray Charles, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, B. B. King and Jimmy McGriff - He did arrangements for Etta James and Lou Rawls.

Chuck Bennett (Charles Wayne Avery) (aka Dirty Chuck) - Died 1-29-2009 in Falls Church, VA, U.S. - Emphysema and complications of cancer - He was 66 years old - Singer and bassist - Worked with  Link Wray And The Raymen, Hillow Hammet, The Warlox and Willie And The Hand Jive.

Mike Francis (Francesco Puccioni) - Died 1-30-2009 in Rome, Italy - Lung cancer ( Pop - Disco ) Born 4-26-1961 in Florence, Italy - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (He did, "Let Me In" and "Survivor").

Christine Gentry (Christine Lovelace Gentry) (Christine Lovelace  Koonce) - Died 1-31-2009 in Florence, AL, U.S. - Complications after a fall - Born 7-28-1920 in Cloverdale, AL, U.S. - Pianist and organist - Worked with Liberace - Recorded for MCA Records - Cousin of Sun Records', Sam Phillips and aunt of band leader, Ken Lovelace.

Dewey Martin (Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff) - Died 1-31-2009 ( Rock - Country ) Born 9-30-1940 - Drummer and singer - Worked with The Jive Rockets, Bernie Early & The Early Birds, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, Faron Young, The Everly Brothers, Lucky Lee & The Blue Diamonds, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Sir Raleigh & The Cupons (They did, "White Cliffs Of Dover" and "Tell Her Tonight"), The Standells, The Modern Folk Quartet, The Dillards, The Monkees, Buffalo Springfield ("They did, "For What It's Worth" and "Good Time Boy"), Medicine Ball, Pink Slip and The Meisner-Roberts Band - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Danuta Poznakowska - Died 2-?-2009 ( Rock ) Worked with Trubadurzy.

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

Lance McCollum - Died 2-1-2009 - Aortal aneurysm - Born 3-1-19?? in Southern California, U.S. - Guitarist and guitar maker- (He did, "Summer Moon" and "Your Mind") - His guitars have been used by Martin Barre, Dougie MacLean, Martin Simpson, Roger Hodgson, Luka Bloom, Peppino D'Agostino, Todd Hallwell, Laurence Juber, Mark Mancina and Ed Gerhard.

Cornelius Johnson - Found dead 2-1-2009 in Dayton, OH, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 7-12-1937 in Thomasville, GA, U.S. -  Drummer - A founding member of The Untouchables - Worked with Robert Ward, Wilson Picket, Ohio Untouchables, The Falcons, Arthur Prysock and many other groups

Ralph Ortiz (aka Thumper) (Rafael Ortiz Jr.) - Died 2-2-2009 - Cancer ( Rock - Soul - Jazz - Funk ) Born 5-27-1956 in Newark, NY, U.S. - Bassist - Worked with Prime Time Funk, Cabo Frio, The Hot Sweets, The Shakes, Mother Freedom, Sherman Robertson, Dave Hanlon's Cookbook, Chet Catallo & Cats, The Bandits, The Legendary Dukes, Kicks, Saratoga, The Believers, Francine Reed and Greg Walker & The Powerglide Blues Band.

Buster B Jones (Bradley F. Jones) (aka Machine Gun Hands) - Died 2-2-2009 ( Country ) Born 1959 in Ames, Iowa, U.S. - Played guitar - Worked with  Brooks Robertson.

Sunny Skylar (Selig Sidney Shaftel) - Died 2-2-2009 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Born 10-11-1913 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Composer, singer and lyricist - (Co-wrote, "Gotta Be This Or That" and "I Love You In Six  Eight Time") - Worked with Vincent Lopez, Paul Whiteman, Ben Bernie  and Abe Lyman.

 Kurt Demmler - Died 2-3-2009 in Berlin - Hanged himself in prison ( Rock ) Born 9-12-1943 in Posen - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - He wrote songs for Nina Hagen, Rote Gitarren, Silly, Karat, Babylon, Frank Schobel, Puhdys and Berluc.

Max Neuhaus (Max Henry Neuhaus) - Died 2-3-2009 in Marina di Maratea, Italy - Cancer ( Experimental ) Born 8-9-1939 in Beaumont, TX, U.S. - Percussionist and sound artist - His sound works can be heard in Times Square in New York and at The Museum Of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Tom Brumley (Thomas Rexton Brumley) - Died 2-3-2009 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Complications from a heart attack ( Country ) Born 12-11-1935 in Stella, MO, U.S. - Played steel guitar - Was a member of Buck Owens And The Buckaroos (They did, "Together Again" and "Iíve Got A Tiger By The  Tail") - Worked with Rick Nelson ("Garden Party") and Chris Hillman's The Desert Rose Band, Rod Stewart, Rose Maddox, Chris Isaak, Dwight  Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Sara Evans, Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Ray Price - Son of songwriter, Albert E. Brumley - Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee and International Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser) Died 2-4-2009 in Glendale, CA, U.S. - Heart condition ( Psychobilly ) Born 10-21-1946 in Stow, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - Was a founding member of The Cramps (They did, "Goo Goo Muck", "Bikini Girls With Machine Guns" and "Human Fly") - He was married to guitarist, Poison Ivy (Kristy Wallace).

Harry Hammond (Harold Richard Hammond) - The father of pop photography - Died 2-4-2009 - Born 7-18-1920 in the East End of London, England - Photographer - He worked for the magazines, Melody
Maker, Jazz Journal and The New Musical Express - He  took pictures of Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Lonnie Donegan, The Everly Brothers, Billy Fury, Tommy Steele, Adam Faith, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Steve Dullaghan (Steven Anthony Dullaghan) (aka Dulla) - Died 2-4-2009 in Radford, Coventry - Natural causes ( Rock ) Born 12-18-1964 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - Bassist, guitarist and songwriter - Was a member of The Primitives (They did, "Crash" and "Really Stupid") - Worked with Hate, Hungry i and The Nocturnal Babies.

Danny Young - Died 2-4-2009 - Complications of diabetes and heart disease ( Blues Rock ) Born 1951 - Guitarist - Was a member of Zoom, Bushrock and The Burnt River Band (They did, "Harley Ridin Man" and "Rollin And Tumblin").

Piney Brown (Columbus S. Perry) - Died 2-5-2009 in Dayton, OH, U.S. ( Blues - R&B ) Born 1-20-1922 in Birmingham, Ala., U.S. - Singer and  songwriter - (He did, "You Bring Out The Wolf In Me" and "Whispering  Blue") - Worked with The Blue Jay Singers - Wrote songs for James  Brown, Roscoe Gordon and Little Milton.

David Barnett (David F. Barnett) - Died 2-6-2009 in Pine Beach ( Big Band ) He was 82 years old - Worked with The Hal Macintyre Band, The Mal Hallet Band, The Chan Chandler Band, Eddie Duchin,  Fats Waller, The Murray Kay Band and The Blazers.

Blossom Dearie (Marguerite Blossom Dearie) - Died 2-7-2009 in Greenwich Village, NY, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 4-29-1926 in East Durham, NY, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (She did, "The Riviera") - Was a member of The Blue Stars (They did, "Lullaby Of Birdland") and The Swingle Sisters -  Worked with The Blue Flames, The Woody Herman Orchestra, The Blue Reys, Bob Dorough and Lyle Lovett - Collaborated with Cy Coleman and Johnny Mercer - Founder of Daffodil Records - She had been married to flutist and saxophonist, Bobby Jaspar.

Jorge Reyes - Died 2-7-2009 in his studio in C. de Mexico, Mexico - Heart attack ( Rock - Progresive - Jazz ) Born 1952 in Urapan, Michoacan, Mexico - Sang and played guitar, flute and mellotron - (He did, "Comala" and "Ek Tunkul") - Led Chac Mool (They did, "Salamandra" and "En visitante") - Worked with Antonio Zepeda ("A la izquierda del colibrí"), Suso Saiz ("Lunajero") and Steve Roach - Husband of actress, Ariane Pellicer.

Molly Bee (Mollie Gene Beachboard) (aka Molly Muncy) - Died 2-7-2009 in Oceanside, CA, U.S. - Complications related to a stroke ( Country ) Born 8-18-1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Young Romance" and "5 Points Of A Star") - Worked with Tennessee Ernie Ford ("Don't Start Courtin' In A Hot Rod Ford") - Was a regular on TV's, Hometown Jamboree - At one time married to singer, Ira Allen.

Greg Woods - Died 2-8-2009 ( Jazz ) Was a house drummer for Jazz Central.

Cachaito Lopez (Orlando Lopez) - Died 2-9-2009 in Havana, Cuba - Complications from prostate surgery ( Jazz ) Born 1933 in Havana, Cuba - Double bassist - (He did, "Conversacion " and "Redencion") - Worked with Arcana y sus Maravillas, Orquesta Riverside, Irakere and The Buena Vista Social Club ("Dos Gardenias" and "Chan Chan") - Nephew of bassist, Israel "Cachao" Lopez.

Freeman Hover (aka Free) - Died 2-9-2009 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S. - Illness - He was 79 years old - DJ - Interviewed Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison and Jimmy Bowen.

Vic Lewis - Died 2-9-2009 ( Jazz ) Born 7-29-1919 - Guitarist and bandleader - Worked with George Shearing, Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Stephane Grappelli, Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell and Ted Heath.

Howard Kanovitz - Died 2-9-2009  in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Bacterial infection after heart surgery ( Jazz ) Born 2-9-1929 in Fall River, MA, U.S. - Trombonist and artist - Was a member of The Earl Kay Quartet and The East 13th Street Band - As an artist he was a pioneer in the Photo Realism style of painting.

Scott Turner (Graham Turnbull) (Graham Morrison Turnbull) - Died  2-9-2009 in Cobleskill, New York, U.S. - Born 23-8-1931 in Sydney,  Nova Scotia, Canada - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - (Wrote or co- wrote, Gene Vincent's, "If You Want My Lovin'" and Tennessee Ernie  Ford's, "Hicktown") - Was a member of Tommy Sands And The Raiders -  Worked with Guy Mitchell and Eddie Fisher - Collaborated with Buddy Holly, Audie Murphy, Doc Pomus, Alex Harvey, Herb Alpert and John  Marascalco - Produced Slim Whitman, Del Reeves and Jimmy Clanton.

David Godbey (Luther David Godbey) - Died 2-10-2009 - Born 5-28-1938 in Friend, Nebraska, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and fiddler - Was a member of The Brazos County Boys.

 Gary Butler - Died 2-10-2009 in Florida, U.S. ( Country ) Pneumonia - Played keyboards and fiddle - Worked with Doug Stone, Webb Pierce, Billy Dean, Shenandoah, Tanya Tucker and The Forrester Sisters.

Franco Hodobo - Died 2-10-2009 in Chitungwiza - Illness - Born 2-8-1960 - Singer, drummer and guitarist - (He did, "Tinoda Socialism" and "Madhiri Mutown") - Worked with The ZigZag Band and Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi.

Doug Haney (Douglas James Haney) - Died 2-10-2009 ( Grindcore ) Born 1990 - Bassist - Was a member of Malignant Tide (They did, "I Missed The Luna Eclipse" and "Carbon Dating The Sun").

Pavel Novak - Died 2-11-2009 in Prerov, Czech Republic - Prostate cancer ( Pop - Country ) Born 3-10-1944 in Prerov - Singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer - (He did, "Pihovata divka" and "Malinka") - Led Synkopa (They did, "Vyznani"), VOX (They did, "Asi" and "Ton vet mi lal"), Proto (They did, "Morava") and Family (They did, "Atletika") - Worked with his son Pavel Riedl - He also composed music for children and wrote fairytales.

Estelle Bennett (Estelle Dong) - Found dead 2-11-2009 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S. ( R&B - Rock ) Born 7-22-1941 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "The Year 2000" and "The Naked Boy") - Was a member  of The Darling Sisters renamed, Ronnie & The Relatives (They did, "I  Want a Boy") and finally renamed, The Ronettes (They did, "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You") - Worked with Bobby Rydell, Del Shannon and Joey Dee - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Gerry Niewood - Died 2-12-2009 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Plane crash ( Jazz ) Born 4-6-1943 in Rochester, NY, U.S. - Played saxophone and flute - (He did, "Share My Dreams" and "Warm Inside") - Led The Sunday Morning Jazz Band - Worked with Chuck Mangione, Dave Samuels, Joe Beck and Simon And Garfunkel.

Coleman Mellett (Coleman T. Mellett) - Died 2-12-2009 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Plane crash ( Jazz ) He was 34 years old - Played guitar - (He did, "Lummi Island" and "Alone Together") - Worked with his wife, Jeanie Bryson and also worked with Chuck Mangione, Joe Williams, James Spaulding, Frank Wess, Doug Lawrence, Etta Jones, Christian McBride, Adam Scone and Ben Dixon.

Susan Wehle - Died 2-12-2009 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Plane crash ( Spiritual ) She was 55 years old - Singer - She recorded the CD, "Songs Of Healing And Hope" with guitarist, Gunilla Theander Kester.

Henry Clay Yarber - Died 2-12-2009 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Plane crash ( R&B ) He was 62 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Power Play and Taxi - Worked with Bob Seger, Tina Turner and Ben E. King.

Edward Vanek (Edward E. Vanek) - Died 2-12-2009 in Wahoo ( Polka ) Born 3-3-1922 - Played bass horn - Was a member of Tthe Polkateers Band.

Al Kirkcaldy - Died 2-12-2009 - Cancer - He was 55 years old - DJ and blues promoter - Co-founder of Gopher Broke Blues Productions - He hosted radio's, Blue In The Face and was a blues writer for The Peterborough Examiner.

Jeff Spencer - Died 2-12-2009 - Heart attack ( Rockabilly ) He was 63 years old - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Memphis Rockabilly Band (They did, "Ducktails" and "Roll, Rock & Rhythm").

Mat Mathews (Mathieu Schwartz) - Died 2-12-2009 ( Jazz ) Born 6-18-1924 in The Hague - Accordionist - Worked with The Millers, Herbie Mann, Art Farmer, Julius Watkins, Joe Puma, Dick Katz, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Oscar Pettiford, Gigi Gryce, Carmen McRae and The 4 Most.

 David Melnicoff (David C. Melnicoff) - Died 2-12-2009 - Heart failure ( Dance ) He was 89 years old - Played clarinet - Worked with The Bobby Troup Orchestra.

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

Warren Hastings (aka Spider ) - Died 2-13-2009 - Natural causes - Born 2-13-1936 - Promoter - Founder of Punkfest.

Louie Bellson (Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni) - Died 2-14-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 7-6-1924 in Rock  Falls, Illinois, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with his wife, singer Pearl Bailey and with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Woody  Herman, Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Sarah  Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Armstrong, Tony Bennett and  Wayne Newton - ASCAP Jazz Wall Of Fame Inductee.

Ciro Sebastianelli - Died 2-14-2009 in Milan, Italy ( Pop ) Born 9-?-1950 in Naples, Italy - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did "Il buio e tu" and "Marta, Marta") - He wrote songs for Loredana Berte and Cristiano Malgioglio.

John McGlinn (John Alexander McGlinn III) - Found dead 2-14-2009 in New York, NY, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 9-18-1953 in Bryn Mawr, PA., U.S. - Pianist, conductor and musical editor - He made recordings for the scores of the musicals, Show Boat, Anything Goes and Annie Get Your Gun.

Buck Griffin (Albert C. Griffin) - Died 2-14-2009 in Sayre, Oklahoma, U.S. - Heart failure and emphysema ( Country - Rockabilly ) Born 2-23-1923 in Corsicana, TX, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - (He did, "It Don't Make No Nevermind" and "One Day After Payday") - Worked with Red Foley and Marty Robbins - He also was a DJ known as Chuck Wyman.

Jaime Daly (aka Jimmy Daly) - Died 2-14-2009 in Caracas, Venezuela - Heart condition - He was 57 years old - Producer - Worked with Soto Blues Band.

Joe Cuba (Gilberto Miguel Calderon) - The Father of Latin Boogaloo - Died 2-15-2009 in New York, NY, U.S. - Complications of a bacterial infection ( Salsa ) Born 1931 in New York, U.S. - Band leader and conga player - Led The Jose Calderon Sextet and The Joe Cuba Sextet (They did, "El Pito (I Never Go Back To Georgia)" and "Bang Bang") - Worked with J. Panama and La Alfarona X - International Latin Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Joe Mohler - Died 2-16-2008 - Cancer  - Bassist - Was a member of Old School.

Eric Blau - Died 2-17-2009 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Pneumonia after a stroke - Born 6-1-1921 - Created and produced the off-Broadway musical tribute, "Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris" and other musicals - He also was a poet and a children's television producer.

Morris Broadnax (Morris Ervin Broadnax) (aka Nax) - Died 2-17-2009 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Congestive heart failure - Born 2-9-1931 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Songwriter - His songs have been recorded by Stevie Wonder ("All I Do Is"), Aretha Franklin ("Until You Come Back  To Me (That What I'm Gonna Do)"), The Contours, Luther Vandross, Leo  Sayer, Brenda Holloway, The Four Tops and Smokey Robinson And The  Miracles.

Snooks Eaglin (Fird Eaglin Jr.) (aka the human jukebox) - Died  2-18-2009 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - After prostate cancer treatment ( R&B - Blues - Jazz ) Born 1-21-1936 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Guitarist  and singer - (He did, "Funky Malaguena") - Worked with James "Sugar  Boy" Crawford, The Flamingoes, The Wild Magnolias, James Booker, Henry  Butler, Earl King, Tommy Ridgley, Ellis Marsalis, Professor Longhair and Smokey Johnson.

Lee Gordon (Walter Leroy Gordon) - Died 2-18-2009 - Heart disease ( R&B ) He was 71 years old - Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Bleu Lights (They did, "Yes, I Do" and "A Lonely Man's Prayer").

Anna Watt - Died 2-19-2009 in Coatbridge - She was 85 years old - Singer and entertainer - Was half of the duo, The Price Sisters who became known as Fran And Anna who were regulars on TV's, Thingummyjig.

Miika Tenkula - Died 2-19-2009 - Heart attack ( Metal ) Born 3-6-1974 in Muhos, Finland - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - Was a member of Sentenced (They did, "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep" and "Awaiting The Winter Frost").

Harrison Ridley Jr. - Died 2-19-2009 - Illness - He was 70 years old - DJ, educator and musicologist - Hosted radio's jazz show, "The Historical Approach To The Positive Music" for 32 years.

Chuck Sutton (Clifton Rolet Sutton) - Died 2-19-2009 - Born 10-31-1950 in Bexar County, TX - Was a co-executive producer and writer  for the syndicated music TV show, It's Showtime At The Apollo which numerous musicians and singers have performed on.

Kelly Groucutt (Michael William Groucutt) (aka Rikki Storm) - Died 2-19-2009 in Worcester, England - After a heart attack ( Rock ) Born 9-8-1945 in Coseley, West Midlands - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Rikki Storm And The Falcons and Sight And Sound - Worked with The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) (They did, "Xanadu" and "Poker"), Session 60, OrKestra, ELO Part II and The Orchestra.

 Fats Sadi (Sadi Lallemand) - Died 2-20-2009 in Huy, Belgium ( Jazz ) Born 10-23-1927 in Andenne, Belgium - Vibraphonist, singer, drummer and composer - Worked with Bobby Jaspar, Don Byas, Jack Dieval, Django Reinhardt, Andre Hodeir, Lucky Thompson Platten, Kurt Edelhagen, Klaus Doldinger and Le Jazz Groupe De Paris - Hosted TV's, Swing A Little.

Dr. Euclid M. Hanbury Jr. - Died 2-20-2009 in Orange County ( Folk ) He was 82 years old - Singer - Worked with Gordon Bok.

Georg Bayer - Died 2-21-2009 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1954 - Singer - Was a member of Lizard and Borderline.

Sebastian Hackert (aka Sebi Hackert) - Died 2-21-2009 in Hamburg, Germany - Heart attack ( Techno - Hip Hop ) He was 32 years old - Musician and producer - Was a member of Deichkind.

Les Bailey (Lesly Bailey) - Died 2-21-2009 ( Rockabilly ) Drummer - Worked with Freddie Fingers Lee, C.S.A. (They did, "Don't" and "Till I Waltz With You Again") and Little Tina And Flight 56.

Paul Skelton - Died 2-22-2009 - Lung cancer ( Country ) Born 9-28-1953 in El Paso TX, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Cornell Hurd And The Mondo Hot Pants Orchestra, The Cornell Hurd Band, Wayne Hancock, Libby Bosworth and The Texana Dames - Was a guitar builder for Collings Guitar.

Kim Risburg (Kimberly Risburg) - Died 2-23-2009 in Franklin County, TN, U.S. - Hypothermia ( Rock ) She was 41 years old - Percussionist and freelance writer - Worked with Charles Alexander ("Twisted").

Freda Pritchard (Freda Hedrick) - Died 2-23-2009 in Henderson ( Bluegrass ) Born 3-10-1929 in Reeds Spring, Missouri, U.S. - Multi-instrumentalist - Was a member of The Pistol Hill Pickers Blue Grass Band.

Vince Bilardo - Died 2-23-2009 ( Jazz ) Drummer - He was 80 years old - Worked with The Bilardo Brothers Band, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, Marilyn Maye and Jim Snyder.

Harry Wells - Died 2-23-2009 - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Drummer - Worked with The Fusion Machine Big Band and Cab Calloway.

Rizal Dondi Ledesma - Died 2-24-2009 - Heart failure ( Rock ) He was 50 years old - Bassist - (He did, "Down Under And Way Out" and "Catchy Stuff") - Worked with Wally Gonzalez, Joey "Pepe" Smith, Jun Lopito, Anakbayan, Chris Messer and Asin.

Lyman Woodard (Lyman Elnathan Woodard III ) - Died 2-24-2009 in Owosso, MI, U.S. ( Jazz - Funk - Soul ) Born 3-3-1942 in Owosso, MI, U.S. - Organist - Led The Lyman Woodard Organization - Worked with The 8th Day, Martha Reeves, The Originals, James Jameson, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Mary Wells, Martha And The Vandellas and The Undisputed Truth.

Mark Gallagher (Mark Patrick Gallagher) - Died 2-24-2009 ( Rock ) Born 3-17-1948 - Singer - Was a member of The Litter (They did, "Silly People" and "On Our Minds").

Ian Carr - Died 2-25-2009 in London, England - Complications after pneumonia and strokes ( Jazz - Fusion ) Born 4-21-1933 in Dumfries, Scotland - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - Was a member of The EmCee Five, The Rendell-Carr Quintet, Nucleus and The New Jazz Orchestra -  Worked with The George Russell Orchestra, Michael Gibbs, The United Jazz Rock Ensemble, John McLaughlin, Nico, No-Man, Faultline, Alan Price and Eric Burdon - He wrote the book, Music Outside and co-wrote, The Rough Guide To Jazz - Brother of keyboardist, Mike Carr.

Randy Bewley (Randall Bewley) - Died 2-25-2009 - After a heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1955 or 1956 in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Pylon (They did, "Cool" and "Beep"), Supercluster and Sound Houses who became The New Sound Of Numbers.

Mark Sallings - Died 2-25-2009 in Crittenden County - Car accident ( Blues ) Born 4-11-1952 in Searcy, Arkansas, U.S. - Played harmonica, saxophone and clarinet and sang - Led The Famous Unknowns (They did, "Up Close And Personal" and "Mojo Hoodoo").

Leon Zachery (aka Zach) - Died 2-25-2009 in Cherry Hill, NJ, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 7-6-1924 - Saxophonist, composer and arranger - Worked with The MFSB (Mother Father Sister Brother) Orchestra (They did, "Love Is  The Message" and "T.S.O.P."), Teddy Pendergrass, Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis Jr., The Mercer Ellington Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald and Patti LaBelle.

Wendy Richard (Wendy Emerton) - Died 2-26-2009 - Breast cancer - Born 7-20-1943 - Actress - (She sang on Mike Sarne's, "Come Outside") - She portrayed Miss Brahms on TV's, Are You Being Served? and Pauline Fowler on EastEnders.

Philani Mkhanyawo (aka Amen) - Died 2-26-2009 in Umlazi, Durban, South Africa - Shot during a home invasion ( Gospel ) He was 32 or 35 years old - Singer - Was a member of Ithemba.

Kasa Jahn (Karel Jahn) - Died 2-26-2009 in Prague, Czech Republic - Heart, kidney and liver failure ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 8-8-1949 in Prague - Drummer - Was a member of The Rebels (They did, "Sipkova Ruzenka" and "Creeque Alley") - Worked with Revival Jazzmen Prague, The Crown and Katapult.

Grisha Sologub (Grigory Sologub) - Died 2-27-2008 in St. Petersburg, Russia - Heart failure ( New Wave - Ska ) Born 7-19-1961 in Leningrad - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Stranniye Igry, Igry and Dva Samaliota - Worked with Israel, Narodnoye Opolcheniye, Mashninband and The Dolphins.

Uncle Al (Al Lewis ) - Died 2-28-2009 in Hillsboro, Ohio, U.S. - He was 84 years old - Played accordion, banjo and piano - Hosted TV's, The Uncle Al Show, the longest running local children's show in the U.S.

Charles Sekyanzi - Died 2-?-2009 - Was a member of The Afrigo Band.

Fred Masagazi (Fred Hannington Masagazi Muwonge) - Died 3-?-2009 ( Jazz - Pop ) He was 72 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Ayi lululu" and "Atanawa Musolo") - Led The UK Jazz Band.

Ramona Garcia Coronado - Died 3-?-2009 in Boyle Heights, CA, U.S. - Born 10-9-1904 in Jalisco, Mexico - Singer and actress - Appeared as the singing woman in the film, "Real Women Have Curves".

Bob Evans  - Died 3-?-2009 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of  Bob Evans And The Five Shillings, The Undertakers, The Renegades, The Vegas Five and The Nightwalkers.

Jef Roberts (Jeffrey Burton) - Died 3-1-2009 in Bristol, TN, U.S. - While in a coma after a fight ( Metal ) Born 5-27-1968 in Bristol, TN, U.S. - Sang and played bass, drums and guitar- Was a member of Punchin' Judy (They did, "Monsterlure" and "Warzone") and Wormwood: Earth (They did, "Source" and "13 Exits") - Worked with The Slash Marauders, Fatal Attraction, The Forgotten, Vivid Eminence, Zip Gun Angels, Trailer Park Picassos, Morpheus and The Dead Sea Surfers.

Tony Osborne (Edward Benjamin Osborne) - Died 3-1-2009 in Sydney - Born in Cambridge 6-29-1922 - Trumpeter, pianist, accordionist, composer and arranger - Worked with The Brass Hats, Josephine's Gypsy Orchestra, Connie Francis, Shirley Bassey, Cyril Stapleton, Frank Weir, The BBC Orchestra, Judy Garland and Eartha Kitt.

Muriel Havenstein (aka the Midcoast Monster) - Died 3-1-2009 in In Nobleboro, Maine, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) She was 85 years old - Pianist - Worked with Al Doane.

Anthony Levy (aka Dollar Bill) - Died 3-2-2009 in Miami, FL, U.S. - Shot by police ( Rap ) He was 30 years old.

Ernie Ashworth (Ernest Bert Ashworth) - Died 3-2-2009 ( Country ) Born 12-15-1928 in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Each Moment (Spent With You)" and "Talk Back Trembling Lips") - His songs have been recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens, Paul Anka, Carl Smith and Johnny Horton - Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Herbie Duncan (Herbert S. Duncan) - Died 3-2-2009 in Olathe, Kansas, U.S. ( Rockabilly ) Born 9-20-1937 - Singer and guitarist - (He did,  "Hot Lips Baby" and "Little Angel").

Richard Pegue (aka Doctor Dusty) - Died 3-3-2009 - Heart failure ( Doo-Wop )- Born 7-29-1944 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - DJ and singer - (He wrote The Cheers', "I'm Not Ready To Settle Down") - Was a member of The Belvederes and The Norvells.

David Halcrow (David Sutherland Halcrow ) (aka Sonny) - Died 3-4-2009 in Gretton Court - Alzheimer's disease - Born 10-28-1931 in Hartlepool - Singer and drummer  - Worked with Paul Daniels, Johnny Hammond, Bobby Thompson and Roy Chubby Brown.

John Cephas (John Dudley Cephas ) - Died 3-4-2009 in Woodford, Virginia, U.S. - Natural causes ( Blues - Gospel ) Born 9-4-1930 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Guitarist and singer - He was half of The duo Cephas & Wiggins (They did, "Flip, Flop And Fly" and " Richmond  Blues") - Worked with The Capitol Harmonizers - Was a founder of The Washington, D.C., Blues Society.

Mark Kuhn - Died 3-4-2009 - Lou Gehrig's disease ( Rock ) Born 6-18-1951 in Minneapolis , Minn., U.S. - Bassist, saxophonist, painter and sculptor - Was a member of The Barking Men.

Tim (Timothy Eves) - Died 3-4-2009  in Gorleston - Possible sudden adult death syndrome - He was 25 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Turnstone and Distant Sun.

 Greg Six (Grey Six) - Died 3-5-2009 in Bellevue, Washington, U.S. - Brain cancer ( Rock ) Born 12-9-1957 in Columbus, Ohio. U.S. - Singer, poet and comedian - Was a member of The Highly Evolved Cosmic Beings (They did, "Black Sea Swan") and The Dust Bunnies (They did, "Mayday" and "The Line").

Irby Mandrell - Died 3-5-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Stroke - Born  1924 in Hot Springs, Ark., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Mandrell Family Band - Was a manager for and father of singer, Barbara Mandrell.

Johnithin Christ - Died 3-5-2009 - Complications from pneumonia ( Punk ) Born 1958 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Society Dog (They did, "Working Class People" and "Bad Dream") and Code Of Honor (They did, "Not If I Can Help It" and "I Killed The Dove").

Vuyisile Dikana - Died 3-5-2009 in Port Elizabeth - Unknown illness - Drummer and guitarist - Worked with Simply Red - Father of singers, Lulu Dikana and Zonke Dikana.

Zubir Ali - Died 3-6-2009 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - Complications after a heart surgery ( Folk ) He was 60 years old - Born in Alor Setar, Malaysia - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Harmoni (They did, "Penantian" and "Balada Seorang Gadis Kecil").

Francis Magalona (aka FrancisM, Master Rapper and The Man From Manila) - King of Pinoy Rap - Died 3-6-2009 in Pasig, Philippines - Acute myelogenous leukemia ( Rap - Rock ) - Born 10-4-1964 in  Manila, Philippines - Rapper, songwriter, producer and actor - (He did, "Mga Praning" and "Halalan") - Worked with Gloc 9, Stick Figgas, The Eraserheads and The Juan dela Cruz Band - Founder of Red Egg Records - Son of actor, Pancho Magalona and actress, Tita Duran.

George McKelvey - Died 3-6-2006 in Hemet, CA, U.S. - Stroke ( Folk ) Born 7-22-1936, in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer  and comedian - (He did, "My Teenage Fallout Queen") - Co-founder of Comedy Works.

David Williams - Died 3-6-2009 in Hampton, VA, U.S. - Complications from  high blood pressure ( Rock ) - Born 11-21-1950 in Newport News, VA, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Chanson (They did, "Don't Hold Back") - Worked with The Dells, Acquisition Funk, Madonna, Michael Jackson ("Billie Jean"), Jessica Simpson, Van Halen, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, Bryan Ferry ("Don't Want To Know" and "Kiss And Tell") and  Roxy Music.

Brendan McCormack - Died 3-6-2009 - Born 9-23-1944 in Liverpool, England - Heart attack - Guitarist - Was a member of Rikki And The Redstreaks and The Memphis 3 - Worked with John Lennon.

Jimmy Boyd - Died 3-7-2009 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. - Cancer - Born 1-9-1939 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and "God's Little Candles") - Worked with Frankie Laine ("Tell Me A Story") and Rosemary Clooney ("Dennis The Menace") - At one time married to actress, Yvonne Craig.

Hank Locklin (Lawrence Hankins Locklin) - Died 3-8-2009 in Brewton, Alabama, U.S. ( Country - Gospel ) Born 2-15-1918 in McLellan, Florida, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Please Help Me I'm Falling" and "Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On") - Was a member of The Rocky Mountain Playboys - Worked with The Oak Ridge Boys and The Jordanaires - His songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Gene Autry, Dwight Yoakam, Charley Pride, Dolly Parton and Roy Rogers - Florida Artists Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Willie King (Willie Earl King) - Died 3-8-2009 in Old Memphis Road, Aliceville, Alabama, U.S. - Heart attack ( Blues ) Born 3-8-1943 in Prairie Point, MS, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Sweet  Potato Man" and "I Miss You When You're Gone") - Howlin' Wolf Hall Of  Fame Inductee.

George Kaufman - Died 3-8-2009 - Heart attack after surgery for an aneurysm ( Rock ) Born 7-20-1950 in New York, NY, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Nails (They did, "88 Lines About 44 Women" and "Things You Left Behind") - Worked with The Port Chester American Legion Post 93 Band and The Yonkers Military Band.

Johnny Dynamo (Manuel A. Gonzalez Galindo) - Died 3-9-2009 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico - Complications of diabetes ( Rock - Ballads ) He was 64 years old - Born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico - Singer - (He did, "Angel de la manana" and "Himno a la alegria") - Worked with Los Leos (They did, "Palabras" and "Muchachita").

Ralph Mercado - King Midas of the Salsa - Died 3-10-2009 in Hacensack, New Jersey, U.S. - Brain cancer - Born 9-29-1941 in New York, U.S. - Producer - Worked with Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Hector Lavoe, Charlie Palmieri, The Fania All Stars and Tito Nieves - Founded RMM Records and Video Corp.

Virgil Lay - Died 3-10-2009 - He was 82 years old - Founded Lay's Guitar Repair who's clientele included Joe Walsh, Bad Company, Phil Keagy, The Outlaws and Jack Bruce - Formed S.I.T. (Stay In Tune) Strings after developing guitar strings that were resistant to stretching.

Marcus Russell - Died 3-10-2009 in Richmond - Drive by shooting ( Rap ) He was 21 years old - (He recorded the album, "Eagles Fly Alone").

Freddy Frogs (Ferdinando Toscano) - Died 3-10-2009 in Vero Beach, FL, U.S. - Heart attack ( Doo-wop - Rockabilly - Swing ) Born 9-21-1942 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, NY, U.S. - (He did, "Do The Bop" and "Feelin' No Pain") - Was a member of Frogs, The Ribitones, The BMT's ("Crazy Little Mama"), The No Frills Band, Four On The Floor ("Days On Earth") and The Rock' n Roll Revue - Worked with Minstrel, The Fourth Dimension, The Hudson Dusters, Street Corner Society and Mr. Flood's Party.

Mary Swan (Mary Frances Swan Carroll Brown) - Died 3-11-2009 in Spring  Hill, FL, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Pop ) Born 2-6-1941 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "My Heart Belongs To Only You" and "Crying  In The Chapel") - Mother of singer, Marti Carroll.

Rudy Laitkep - Died 3-11-2009 ( Polka ) He was 84 years old - Played accordion - Led Rudy & His Czechmates.

 Tony Cooper - Died 3-11-2009 in Ewell - Heart attack ( Jazz ) He was 38 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Bontempis.

Barry de Souza - Died 3-11-2009 in Hertfordshire, England - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 3-29-1946 in London, England - Drummer - Worked with The Spinning Wheel, Rick Wakeman, Leslie Duncan, Kate Bush, Lou Reed, Dana Gillespie, Mick Greenwood, Al Stewart, Chris de Burgh, Jeff Wayne, David Essex, Nucleus, Carly Simon, Jeff Beck, Rosemary Clooney, Andy Bown, The London Symphony Orchestra and Curved Air.

Quintin Cabrera - Died 3-12-2009 in Madrid, Spain - Complications after a lung transplant ( Folk - Latin ) Born 4-25-1944 in Montevideo, Uruguay - Singer and songwriter  (He did, "Cancion de mucho amor" and "Senor Presidente").

Bill Minor (William Lee Minor Jr.) - Died 3-12-2009 in Rochester, MN, U.S. (Jazz - R&B ) Born 10-9-1925 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer and drummer - Was a member of The Dozier Boys (They did, "She Only Fools With Me", "All I Need Is You" and "Cold Cold Rain") - Recorded for the Aristocrat and United labels.

Harvey Geller - Died 3-12-2009 in Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, U.S. - Pneumonia - He was 86 years old - Born in New York, U.S. - Journalist, music historian and lyricist - (He co-wrote, "Blue Water Line" and "Deep Blue Sea" - His songs have been recorded by The Brothers Four, The River City Ramblers and The Kingston Trio - Worked for Cash Box and Billboard magazines - Founded Clarinet Music Publishing and was a promotion manager for Bobby Darin.

Alan Livingston (Alan Wendell Livingston) - Died 3-13-2009 in Los  Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 10-15-1917 in McDonald, Penn., U.S. - Music  executive - Was a president of Capitol Records - He brought The  Beatles to America - Worked on children's records for Disney and  Warner Bros. - (He wrote, "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat") - Formed Mediarts which released Don McLean's, "American Pie" - At one time  married to actress, Betty Hutton - Brother of songwriter, Jay  Livingston - Husband of actress, Nancy Olson.

Anne Brown (Anne Wiggins Brown) - Died 3-13-2009 - Born 8-9-1912 - Singer and actress - She starred in the role of Bess in George Gershwin's, Porgy And Bess in 1935 - Appeared in Broadway's, Mamba's Daughters and in the movie, Rhapsody In Blue - She was married to olympic skier, Thorleif Schjelderup.

Victor Vega - Died 3-13-2009 in Duarte, California, U.S. - Leukemia ( Metal ) He was 25 years old - Singer - Was a member of Old School Crisis. (They did, "The World I've Made" and "Dead And Gone").

Leon Kiel - Died 3-13-2009 - Cancer ( Reggae ) Bassist - Was a member of Groove Assembly (They did, "Agitator" and "Revolution").

Alain Bashung (Alain Baschung)- Died 3-14-2009 in Paris, France - Lung cancer ( Pop - Bluegrass - Chanson ) Born 12-1-1947 in Paris, France -  Played harmonica and was a singer, songwriter and actor - (He did, "Gaby, Oh Gaby" and "Vertige de l'Amour") -Was a member of Les Dunces.

Richard Shulberg (Richard Stephen Shulberg) (aka Citizen Kafka and Sid Kafka) - Died 3-14-2009 in  Brooklyn, NY, U.S. ( Bluegrass - Folk ) Born 11-20-1947 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Played violin and was a radio personality - Was a member of The Wretched Refuse String Band.

Louis Machacek (Louis Francis Machacek) - Died 3-15-2009 in Timonium, MD, U.S. - Complications from an infection ( Big Band ) He was 87 years old - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with The Peabody Dance Band, The Midshipmen and The Debonairs.

Edmund Hockridge (Edmund James Arthur Hockridge) - Died 3-15-2009 ( Musicals ) Born 8-9-1919 in Vancouver, Canada - Singer and actor - (He did, "Hey There" and "No Other Love") - Worked with The Glenn Miller Band, Gerald Bright and George Melachrino - Appeared in the musicials, Can-Can and Pajama Game.

Jack Lawerence (Jack D. Lawerence)- Died 3-15-2009 in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S. - Complications after a fall - Born 4-7-1912 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Songwriter - His songs have been sung by Frank Sinatra ("All Or Nothing At All"), Rosemary Clooney ("Tenderly"), The Ink Spots ("If I Didn't Care") and Bobby Darin ("Beyond The Sea") - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Darnell Brittingham (aka King Tut) - Died 3-17-2009 in White Plains, New York, U.S. - Shot himself during a police stand off ( Rap ) He was 23 years old - Worked with The Diplomats also known as The 730 Dipset.

Larry Plover - Died 3-17-2009 in Poughkeepsie ( Folk - Jazz ) Born 4-23-1943 - Played banjo - Worked with The Last Chance Jazz Band and Pete Seeger - Was a proprietor of The Last Chance Saloon which hosted acts such as Muddy Waters, Gene Krupa, The Police and The Ramones.

Connie Zimet (aka Connie Z) - Died 3-17-2009 in Plantation - Lou Gehrig's disease - She was 67 years old - Jingle singer and voice over artist - Performed in Off Broadway plays and sang in nightclubs - She was "J" who narrated the album, "The Way To Become The Sensuous Woman" - She did commercial voice overs for Apple, Coke, Ajax, Chevrolet and Fresca - At one time married to pianist, Victor Ziskin.

Lester Davenport (Lessie D. Davenport) (aka Mad Dog) - Died 3-17-2009 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Blues ) Born 1-16-1932 in Tchula, Miss., U.S. - Sang and played harmonica, bass, drums and guitar - (He did, "It Won't Work Like That" and "I'm Gonna Give It Up") - Worked with Arthur "Big Boy" Spires, Homesick James, Jimmy Dawkins, Snooky Pryor, The Kinsey Report and Bo Diddley ("Pretty Thing").

Brandon McDaniel (Brandon Scott McDaniel) - Died 3-17-2009 - One car accident ( Christian Rock ) Born 7-1-1988 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of MyCalvary (They did, "Silence Of My Heart").

Rick Gribenas - Died 3-17-2009 - Hodgkin's lymphoma ( Punk ) He was 31 years old - Artist, musician, and recording engineer - Was a member of He Taught Me Lies (HTML) and Antennacle.

Ramkumar Chattopadhyay - Died 3-18-2009 in Kolkata - Septicemia and multi-organ failure ( Shyama - Tappa ) Singer - He scored the films, Streer Patra and Parikrama - Was a music director for Haimanti Shukla - Father of singer, Srikumar Chattyopadhyay.

Kent Henry (Kent Henry Plischke) - Died 3-18-2009 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. ( Rock - Blues ) Born 4-5-1948 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with The Lost Souls, Steppenwolf ("Black Pit" and "For Ladies Only"), Blues Image ("Ride Captain Ride"), Lord Sutch, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Noel Redding, John Bonham and The Paul deLay Blues Band.

Moultrie Patten - The Gentleman of Jazz - Died 3-18-2009 in Beaverton - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 6-10-1919 - Singer, pianist and actor - (He released the album, "Give Away A Smile") - He played Walt Kupfer on TV's, Northern Exposure.

Eddie Bo (Edwin Joseph Bocage) (aka Spider Bocage) - Died 3-18-2009 -  Heart attack ( R&B - Blues - Funk ) Born 9-20-1929 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (He did, "Hook & Sling" and "Check Mr  Popeye") - Led The Spider Bocage Orchestra - Worked with The Dirty  Dozen Brass Band, Willy DeVille, The Louisiana Legends, The District  Court and The Hoodoo Kings - Produced and\or arranged records for Art Neville, The Vibrettes, Chris Kenner, The Explosions, Chuck Carbo,  Irma Thomas, Johnny Adams, Robert Parker and Mary Jane Hooper.

Ed Dye - Died 3-18-2009 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. - Cancer ( Bluegrass ) He was 72 years old - Born in Dothan, Alabama, U.S. - Sang and played Dobro and bones - (He did, "Alabama Jubilee") -  Was a member of The Styx River Ferry, The Nashville Jug Band and The Bluegrass Band - Worked with The Taylor Grocery Band, The Kudzu Kings and The Sincere Ramblers.

Ion Dolanescu - Died 3-19-2009 in Bucharest, Romania - Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 1-25-1944 in Persinari, Dambovita County, Romania - Singer - (He did, "M-am nascut langa Carpati" and "Mandro, cand ne iubeam noi") - Worked with Maria Ciobanu ("Au, lele, vino-ncoa").

Mel Brown (Melvin R. Brown) - Died 3-20-2009 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada - Complications from emphysema ( Blues ) Born 10-7-1939 in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist and pianist - Led The  Homewreckers - Worked with Sonny Boy Williamson, Bobby "Blue" Bland,  Johnny Guitar Watson, The Olympics, Bobby Darin, Buddy Guy, Snooky  Pryor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clifton Chenier, John Lee Hooker, Sam  Cooke, David Bowie, Dr. John, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny And Cher, The  Icebreakers, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Etta James, Herb Ellis, T- Bone Walker and Roy Brown.

Carl DePoy (Carl William DePoy) - Died 3-20-2009 in Fishersville, VA, U.S. ( Country ) He was 80 years old - Played fiddle - Born in Broadway, VA, U.S. - Was a member of The Mountain Music Makers and The Skyline Pals - Father of musician, Don DePoy - America's Old Time Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Vladimir Savcic (aka Cobi)- Died 3-20-2009 in Belgrade, Serbia - Born 6-6-1948 in Nis, Serbia, Yugoslavia - Singer - Was a member of Pro arte.

Wayne Bell - Died 3-20-2009 - Shot ( R&B - Hip Hop ) Born 12-25-1982 - Singer - (He did, "G Like Me" and "That's What She Is") - Worked with Paul Wall & Wonderous, Trae & Z-RO, Jokaman, Kiotti and Short Dawg.

Ted Jarrett (Theodore R. Jarrett) - Died 3-21-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Liver failure ( R&B - Country ) Born 10-17-1925 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Songwriter, musician and producer - (He wrote, "You Can Make It  If You Try" and "Love Love Love") - His songs have been recorded by  Earl Gaines, Gene Allison, Fats Domino, Pat Boone, Jerry Butler, Johnnie Ray and The Rolling Stones.

Johnny Cox - Died 3- 21-2009 in in Charleston, S.C., U.S. - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Played saxophone - Worked with The Rhythm Brothers, The Out Of Towners, Greg Moseley And The Carolina Players, Griff and The Swingin' Medallion.

Geoff Head - Died 3-21-2009 ( Jazz ) He was 92 years old - Pianist - Worked with Peter Cox.

Rob Janes (aka Robbie Rocket) (Robert Janes) - Died 3-21-2009 in Station Parade, East Preston - Lethal dose of alcohol and drugs ( Rock ) He was 17 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Sexmess (They did, "Nuffin' To Say" and "Don't Come Easy").

Rusti Love (Mary Shirrell Love) - Died 3-22-2009 - Breast cancer ( Pop - R&B - Country ) She was 45 years old - Singer - Worked with Greg Hyde and Terry Cooper.

Scoobie Santino (Ian Newtion) - Died 3-22-2009 in London, England - Murdered, stabbed ( Reggae ) He was 45 years old - Singer - (He did, "Cash Money") - Worked with One Love.

Aubrey Mayhew (Aubrey M. Mayhew) - Died 3-22-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Born 10-1927 - (Co-wrote, "Don't You Say Nothin' At All" and  "Jukebox Charlie") - Co-founded Little Darlin' Records which released recordings by Bobby Helms and Jeannie C. Riley - Producer for Johnny  Paycheck.

Joe Shifalo (aka Pig Iron) (Robert M. Shifalo) - Died 3-22-2009 in Atlanta ( Blues - Jug Band ) He was 65 years old - Sang and played guitar and harmonica  - Worked with The Radio Ramblers and Liz Brown.

Reg Isidore - Died 3-22-2009 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 4-4-1949 in Aruba, Oranjestad, West Indies - Drummer - Worked with Robin Trower (Too Rolling Stoned" and "Day Of The Eagle"), Peter Green, Jimmy Witherspoon, Richard Wright and Peter Bardens.

Francisco Belisario - Died 3-23-2009 - Cardiac arrest ( Rock ) Born 3-12-1946 in Maracaibo, Venezuela - Singer, guitarist and composer - Was a member of Los Flippers and Los Impala.

Chris Hooker - Died 3-23-2009 - Atherosclerosis ( Rock ) He was 48 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Insanity Beach.

Uriel Jones - Died 3-24-2009 in Dearborn, Mich., U.S. - Complications from a heart attack ( Soul - R&B ) Born 6-13-1934 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Drummer - He was one of The Funk Brothers - Worked with The Temptations ("Cloud Nine"), Marvin Gaye ("I Heard It Through The Grapevine"), Tammi Terrell, Stevie Wonder ("For Once In My Life") and Smokey Robinson And The Miracles ("I Second That Emotion").

Tom Donfrio (aka Tommy Dee) - Died 3-24-2009 - Cancer ( Rock - Country ) Born 4-28-1952 in Montebello - Singer and drummer - Was a member of The Rejects, Pequod, Higher Ground, The Rev, The Balding Brothers and Cheap Sax.

Sonny Monroe (Carlis McKinley Munro) - Died 3-24-2009 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Complications of lukemia and pnuemonia ( R&B ) Born  3-20-1938 - Singer - Was a member of The Frenesis, The Fabulous Playboys (They did, "I Fooled You" and "Nervous"), The Ramblers (They  did, "The  Heaven And Earth ") and The Falcons (They did, "Standing On  Guard" and "Lonely Nights").

Dan Seals (Danny Wayland Seals) - Died 3-25-2009 - After being treated for mantle cell lymphoma ( Pop - Country ) Born 2-8-1948 in McCamey, Texas, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and saxophonist - (He did, "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)" and "You Still Move Me") - Was a member of Southwest F.O.B - He was half of the duo, England Dan And John Ford Coley (They did, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" and "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again") - Worked with Marie Osmond ("Meet Me In Montana") - Brother of singer and guitarist, Jim Seals.

Alexander Lepak - Died 3-25-2009 in Windsor - Throat cancer ( Classical - Jazz ) He was 88 years old - Percussionist and music educator - Worked with The Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Andrea Bocelli - He can be heard on Frank Sinatra's Trilogy album - Played on the films, The Jerk and Star Trek: The Motion Picture and on the television miniseries, Shogun.

Manny Oquendo (Jose Manuel Oquendo) - Died 3-25-2009 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. - Complications from a kidney operation ( Latin Jazz ) Born 1-1-1931 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Percussionist -  (He had a hit with Freddie Hubbard's, "Little  Sunflower") - Was a  member of Conjunto Libre and Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino - Worked with Tito Puente, La Perfecta  orchestra, Chano  Pozo, Jose Budet, Juanito Sanabria, Tito Rodriquez,  Vincentico Valdes,  Marcelino Guerra, Jose Curbelo and Pupi Campo.

Arne Bendiksen - Died 3-26-2009 - Heart failure ( Pop - Children's Music ) Born 10-19-1926 in Bergen, Norway - Singer, songwriter and producer - (He did, "Jeg vil ha en bla ballong") - Was a member of The Monn Keys.

 Paulie Rocco - Died 3-26-2009 in Houston - Liver failure ( Rock - Blues ) He was 47 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with The Chesterfield Kings, Johnny Thunders, Mick Taylor, Gilby Clarke and The White Devils (They did, "Take It Right Back" and "The Next Tragedy").

John Mayhew - Died 3-26-2009 in Glasgow, Scotland - Heart condition ( Rock ) Born 3-27-1947 in London, England - Drummer and singer - Worked with Genesis (They did, "White Mountain" and "The Knife") and Steamhammer.

Velores Jean Gowdy - Died 3-26-2009 ( Jazz ) She was 60 years old - Flutist and pianist - Worked with Clifford Palmer and James Bell And The Highlighters Band.

John Perry - Died 3-27-2009 - Complications after hip replacement surgery ( Folk ) He was 66 years old - Musician - Helped organize Three Rivers Folklife Society.

Arjun Vasudev - Died 3-27-2009 - Car accident ( Metal ) Born 12-1-1990 - Guitarist - Worked with ESION-TWKC and Armour Of God.

 William Reynolds (William Jensen Reynolds) - Died 3-28-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Hymns ) Born 1920 in Iowa, U.S. - Musician, composer and arranger - (He wrote, "Share His Love" and "People To People") - He wrote the book, A Joyful Sound: Christian Hymnody.

 Andy Arnold - Died 3-?-2009 in Weymouth - Brain tumor ( Rockabilly ) He was 51 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Wildcats and Bop Street.

Travis Criscola - Died 3-28-2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. in his sleep after combining alcohol and pills ( Rock ) Born 1985 - Guitarist - Worked with The Cute Lepers.

Brikk (Robert Brown IV) - Died 3-28-2009 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. - Shot in an armed robbery at his home ( Rap ) He was 33 years old - He was half of the duo, Pinney Woods (They did, "Cheesecake" and "To Be Loved").

Dan Baldwin - Died 3-28-2009 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. - His motorcycle was hit by a drunk driver ( Country ) Born 1966 - Percussionist - Was a member of Power Of County.

Monte Hale (Samuel Buren Ely) - Died 3-28-2009 in Studio City, CA, U.S. - Illness ( Country ) Born 6-8-1919 in San Angelo, Texas or Ada, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and actor - (He did, "In My Stable There's An Empty Stall" and "Statue In The Bay") - Helped found of The Autry National Center Of The American West and was the original owner of The Los Angeles Angels baseball team - Western Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Robert Anderson (aka Andy Anderson) - Found dead 3-29-2009 -  Shot his wife, Karla and himself - Born 9-8-1937 - Played banjo and guitar - Led Andy And The Manhattans.

Hal Durham - Died 3-29-2009 in Cape Coral, Florida, U.S. - He was 77 years old - Was a general manager for The Grand Ole Opry and a program director for the Opry's radio home.

Andy Hallett (Andrew Alcott Hallett) - Died 3-29-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart disease - Born 8-4-1975 - Singer and actor - Appeared on TV's, Angel - (He did, "Lady Marmalade" and "It's Not Easy Being Green" for the Angel: Live Fast, Die Never soundtrack.

Maurice Jarre (Maurice-Alexis Jarre) - Died 3-29-2009  in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 9-13-1924 in Lyon, France - Composer - Wrote over 150 film scores which includes Ghost, Doctor Zhivago, Enemy Mine, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Lawrence Of Arabia.

Bill Moreside (Dr. Bill Moreside) - Died 3-29-2009 - He was 85 years old - Played trombone - Worked with Don Warnerís Orchestra.

Dennis Donovan (aka Sox) - Died 3-29-2009 in Dana Point - Drove his car off a cliff ( Jazz ) He was 55 years old - Bassist - Worked with The Flowers.

Grayson Wells (Grayson Dunlap Wells) - Died 3-29-2009 - Cancer ( Electronic ) He was 39 years old - Born in Memphis, Tenn., U.S. - Was a composer and played keyboards and violin - (He did, "Here Come The Wolves") - Was a member of Mechanical Soul - Worked with Off Kilter.

Lyndon Stauber - Died 3-29-2009 ( Rock ) He was 25 years old - Bassist - Worked with Southwest Of Sanity.

Israel Chatama - Died 3-29-2009 in Dowa district - Head injuries after jumping from a moving vehicle - Born 5-27-1992 - Musician - (He did, "Moyo" and "Siyawo") - Worked with Lawrence Mbenjere.

Buddy Christian (Howard Seton Christian II) - Died 3-29-2009 in  Manhattan, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 10-26-1917 in Nyack, NY, U.S. -  Drummer - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Red Norvo, Ina Ray Hutton,  Teddy Powell, Joe Marsala and "Chief" Russell Moore.

Terry Foy - Died 3-30-2009 ( Rock ) He was 56 years old - Born in Barrow - Singer and bassist - Was a member of East Street, Boys Will Be Boys, Dreamweaver and August.

Martin May - Died 3-30-2009 - Lymphoma ( Rock ) Born 4-26-1957 in Kingston - Guitarist - Worked with The Moondogs, Lipstick, The Lone Sharks and The House Doctors.

Paul Dennis Kastor - Died 3-31-2009 in Fremont - Born 5-30-1950 - Musician - Worked with F-Troop, Half And Half, Justus, Boys And Me and Paulie And Friends.

Michael Cox (aka Matthew Ellis and Obie Clayton) - Died 3-31-2009 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1948 in Northamptonshire - Singer, songwriter and novelist - (He did, "In The Old Days" and "Am I?" as Matthew Ellis) - He wrote the book, The Meaning Of Night.

Joanna Jones - Died 3-31-2009 in Crawley - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 7-28-1981 - Singer - She was a member of Chasing ORA (They did, "Here And Winning" and "Running Scared").

Beppe Quirici - Died 3-31-2009 in Genoa, Italy - Born 2-25-1954 in Genoa, Italy - Producer - He worked with Giorgio Gaber, Ornella Vanoni and Ivano Fossati.

Darrel Ogden - Died 3-31-2009 ( Rock ) Born 4-21-1949 in Middleton - Played organ - (He wrote, "Torpedoes And Bullets") -Worked with Tom's Rigg, The Perfect Circle, Powerhouse 6 and The Chants.

Jack Velker - Died 3-31-2009 ( Jazz - Zydeco ) Pianist, accordion player and singer - Worked with Boz Scaggs, Colin James, The Ambassadors and Charlie Musselwhite.

Jonny Rhythm (Jonny Sedassy) - Died 3-?-2009 - Born 1976 - Promoter - Helped launch the careers of The Libertines, The Noisettes and The View.

Chris Wright - Died 4-?-2009 ( Rock ) He was 59 years old - Played drums, guitar and harmonica - Worked with Patchwork and Baby Blue.

Pedro Infante Jr. (Pedro Infante Torrentera) - Died 4-1-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Pneumonia - Born 1950 - Singer and actor - Son of singer and actor, Pedro Infante Sr. and dancer, Lupita Torrentera.

Duane Jarvis (aka D.J.) (Duane Douglas Jarvis) - Died 4-1-2009 in Marina del Rey, CA, U.S. - Colon cancer ( Rock - Country ) Born  8-22-1957 in Astoria, OR, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He co- wrote, "Still I Long For Your Kiss") - Was a member of The Odds - Worked with Long Tall Marvin, Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, Peter  Case, John Prine, Frank Black, Amy Rigby and Giant Sand - Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Joe Bird - Died 4-1-2009 - Heart attack ( Musical Comedy ) He was 41 years old - Played guitar and mandolin - Was a member of Hookahman and Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie ("They did, "The War Of 1812" and "It's All Your Fault").

Joe Don Davidson - Died 4-1-2009 - Liver cancer ( Rock ) Born 5-4-1950 - Guitarist - Worked with Joe Ely, The Traveling Salesmen, Ace Liquidators, The Planets and The Mike Pritchard Band.

Jon Warren (Jon Christopher Warren) - Died 4-1-2009 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 12-19-1966 in Evansville, Indiana, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and keyboardist - Worked with Ken Rex, The Difference, The Mask Of Hate, 138, MXLPLX and The Astro Zombies.

Gajanan Watve - Died 4-2-2009 - Natural causes - He was 92 years old - Singer - (He did, "Gagani ugavala sayantara" and "Vara phophavala").

Bud Shank (Clifford Everett Shank Jr.) - Died 4-2-2009 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-27-1926 in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. - Saxophonist and flautist - Led The Bud Shank Big Band - Worked with The LA Four, Charlie Barnet, Stan Kenton, The Mamas And The Papas, Gene Clark and Ravi Shankar.

 Freddie Everett - The Texas Legend - Died 4-2-2009 - Lou Gehrigs Disease ( Rock ) Born 6-26-1959 - Guitarist and singer - Led The Freddie Everett Band (They did, "Where Are You Now" and "Change Of Heart").

John King (John Robert King) - Died 4-3-2009 in St. Petersburg, FL, U.S. - Heart attack ( Hawaiian - Classical ) Born 10-13-1953 in San Diego, CA, U.S. - Played guitar and ukulele - (He did remakes of, "PuPu A'o Ewa" and "Ahe Lau Makani") - He also released a CD of music by Johann Sebastian Bach played on the Ukulele.

Salvatore Caffarello (aka Sal and HoneyBoy Dupree) - Died 4-3-2009 in Phoenix AZ, U.S. - From injuries suffered in an automobile accident  ( Blues ) He was 56 years old - Born in New Brunswick - Singer and bassist - Led HoneyBoy Dupree And The Smokehouse Players (They did, "Walking Sin" and "Fly Away") - He can be heard on the scores for My Fair Lady and West Side Story.

Charlie Kennedy (Charles Sumner Kennedy) - Died 4-3-2009 in Ventura,  CA, U.S. - Pulmonary disease ( Jazz ) Born 7-2-1927 in Staten Island, NY, U.S. - Saxophonist - Worked with Gene Krupa ("Disc Jockey Jump" and "I Should  Have Kept On Dreaming"), Charlie Ventura, Flip Phillips, Chico  O'Farrill, Med Flory, Bill Holman, Terry Gibbs' Dream Band and Louis Prima ("White Cliffs Of Dover").

Roosevelt Dean (Roosevelt T. Dean) - Died 4-4-2009 in Syracuse, NY, U.S. - Cancer ( Blues ) Born 7-18-1943 in Phenix City, AL, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Drivin' All Night" and "Jack Daniels") - Led The Roosevelt Dean Blues Band and Roosevelt Dean And The Spellbinders - Worked with Carolyn Kelly - Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Steve Raitt - Died 4-4-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Brain cancer - He was 61 years old - Born in Van Nuys, CA, U.S. - Singer,  percussionist and sound engineer - Was a member of The T.C. Jammers - Worked with Willie And The Bees, The Lamont Cranston Band and The Doug Maynard Band - Brother of singer, Bonnie Raitt.

Eduardo Parra (aka Tío Lalo Parra) (Eduardo Emeterio Parra Sandoval) - Died 4-4-2009 in Santiago, Chile - Septic shock ( Folk ) Born 6-29-1918 in Chile - Guitarist and composer - Worked with his daughter, Clarita Parra and with Los Hermanos Parra (They did, "Los Marcianos" and "Como Te Poni") and Los Viejos Parra.

Phillip Falcocchio - Died 4-4-2009 in Irwin ( Rock - Jazz ) He was 62 years old - Drummer - Worked with The Starfires, B.E. Taylor, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Sonny And Cher, Simon And Garfunkel, The Vogues, The Shondells and The Knobs (They did, "4 Bucks A Gallon" and "Lonely At The Bottom").

Tina Lad'e (Tina Harrison) - Died 4-4-2009 in Tampa, FL, U.S. - Car accident ( Jazz - R&B - Soul ) She was 39 years old - Singer and pianist - (She did, "Lock You Inside") - Was a member of The On Que Players.

Richard Wade - Died 4-4-2009 ( Rock ) Born 1948 in Albany - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of Paul Bearer And Hearsemen.

Botie Chitty (Botie Quinn Chitty Jr.) (aka Mr. Music) - Died 4-4-2009 - Cancer - Born 3-20-1928 in Valdosta - Pianist, composer and arranger - Was a member of The Singing Americans and The Top Hats.

Nancy Overton (Anne Swain) - Died 4-5-2009 near Blairstown, NJ, U.S. - Esophageal cancer ( Doo-Wop - Jazz - Pop ) Born 2-6-1926 in Port Washington, NY, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Tommy Tucker's Two Timers, The Heathertones and The Chordettes - She was married to pianist, Hall  Overton and is the mother of comic, Rick Overton.

Chano Lobato (Juan Ramírez Sarabia) - Died 4-5-2009 in Sevilla ( Flamenco ) Born 1927 in Santa Maria, Cadiz - Singer - Worked with Antonio El Bailarin Lobato, Manuel Morao and El Serna.

Kristian Dragge - Died 4-5-2009 ( Punk ) He was 39 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Smut Peddlers - Brother of guitarist, Fletcher Dragge.

Tony D (Anthony Depula) (aka Harvee Wallbangar and Grand Pubha Tony D) - Died 4-5-2009 in Hamilton, NJ, U.S. - Car accident ( Hip Hop ) He was 42 years old - DJ and musician - Worked with The Crusaders For Real Hip Hop - Produced Outsidaz, Pace Won, Scott Lark, Poor Righteous Teachers, DJ Muggs, Young Zee, Blvd Mosse and King Sun.

Mari Trini (Maria Trinidad Perez de Miravete Mille) - Died 4-6-2009 in Murcia, Spain -  Born 7-12-1947 in Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain - Singer - (She did, "Yo no soy esa").

Jacques Hustin - Died 4-6-2009 - Born 3-15-1940 in Liege - Singer - (He did, "Fleur de liberte" and "Adresse Inconnue").

Jan Eriksson (aka Tollarparn) - Died 4-6-2009 ( Jazz ) Born 7-25-1939 in Tollarp, Sweden - Pianist - Worked with  Sonja Stjernquist, Lasse Lonndahl and Thore Skogman.

A Sun (A Sang) (Judy Huang Yanlin) - Died 4-6-2009 in Taiwan - Breast cancer - She was 34 years old - Singer - (She did, "Ye Zi" and "Mo Zai Chang Ge").

Bob Jeske (Robert Jeske) - Died 4-6-2009 - Shot in police standoff  ( Metal ) He was 34 years old - Singer, bassist and drummer - Worked with Downside Of Truth, Buried By Hope and Beyond Forever.

Dr. Olin Harris, Sr. - Died 4-7-2009 in Harrisburg, PA, U.S. - Bone cancer ( Gospel ) He was 74 years old - Singer and radio host - (He did a version of, "You'll Never Walk Alone") - Executive producer for radio's, Echoes of Glory and Gospel Cavalcade Live - Performed for President Ronald Reagan - Broadcasters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Walt Redmond Jr. - Died 4-7-2009 - Drug overdose ( Rock ) He was 35 years old - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Twang" and "Free At Last").

Warren Henry Mays Jr. (aka Swinging Gate) - Died 4-7-2009 - He was 63 years old - Musician and songwriter - (He wrote, "(You Got The) Same Thang On").

Tam Paton (Thomas Dougal Paton) - Died 4-8-2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland - Cardiac arrest - Born 8-10-1938 in Prestonpans, Scotland - Was a manager for The Bay City Rollers.

Pop Winans (David Glenn) - Died 4-8-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Complications from a heart attack and stroke ( Gospel ) Born 4-20-1934 Detroit, MI, U.S. - Singer - Patriarch of The Winans Family.

Suma Paz - Died 4-8-2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - A result of cardiac arrhythmia ( Folk ) Born 4-5-1939 in Bombal, Santa Fe, Argentina - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Monte Callado " and "Guitarra Dimelo Tu").

Phillip Dennis (Phillip Robert Dennis) - Died 4-8-2009 Granada Hills, CA, U.S. - Cancer - He was 51 years old - Costume designer - Worked for Barry Manilow and Elton John.

Sun Sannes  (Doral Field) - Died 4-8-2009 - Jumped from a parking garage ( Jug Hop ) He was 32 years old - Singer - Was a member of Hot Sauce Johnson (They did, "Lost Picasso (I Don't Want To Be)" and "Galaxy").

Randy Cain (Herbert Randal Cain III) - Died 4-9-2009 in Maple Shade,  NJ., U.S. ( Soul ) Born 5-2-1945 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Was a  member of The Four Gents who became The Orphonics who then became The Delfonics (They did, "La - La Means I Love You" "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)") and Blue Magic (They did, "Sideshow").

 Dwight Daugherty (Dwight Anderson Daugherty) - Died 4-9-2009 in Red Brush, Jackson County - Illness ( Bluegrass ) He was 52 years old - Played guitar, dobro, upright bass, mandolin and banjo - Was a member of The Red Brush Band - Worked with Mike Morgan, Walt Cook and John Jones.

Duke D'Mond (Richard Edward Palmer) - Died 4-9-2009 ( Pop - Humorous ) Born 2-25-1943 in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England - Singer - Was a memeber of The Knights Of The Round Table who became The Barron Knights (They did, "Taste Of Aggro" and "Call Up The Groups").

Arnost Patek (Arnost Piacek) - Died 4-9-2009 in Prague, Czech Republic - Possibly a hypoglycemia stroke ( Pop ) Born 3-5-1955 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Guitarist and singer -  (He did, "Sny o tygri lady", "Julie" and "Posledni prazdniny") - Member of MODI and Apollo.

Naum Olev (Naum Mironovich Olev) - Died 4-10-2009 in Moscow, Russia - Born 2-22-1939 in Moscow, USSR - Lyricist and poet - He wrote songs for the films, Mary Poppins, Goodbye and Treasure Island.

Rocky Hill (John Rockford Hill) - Died 4-10-2009 in Houston area, TX, U.S. -  Undisclosed complications of a medical condition ( Blues - Rock ) Born  12-1-1946 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with The Starliners, Lightniní Hopkins and American Blues - Brother of bassist,  Dusty Hill.

Dave Boon - Died 4-10-2009 in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire - The plane he was piloting crashed ( Rock ) He was 47 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Hardware. (They did, "Americian Sky" and "Free To Be Me").

Joe McKamey - Died 4-10-2009 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The Squire.

Johnny Roadhouse Sr. (John Roadhouse Sr.) - Died 4-11-2009 - Illness - Born 1921 in Sheffield - Saxophonist - Worked with Elton John, Bonelli's Orchestra, The Northern Variety Orchestra, The Northern Dance Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, The Liverpool Philharmonic and The English Philharmonic - He owned Johnny Roadhouse Music in Manchester, England which served customers such as Oasis, Happy Mondays, Nine Black Alps and Paul McCartney.

Paul Frank - Died 4-11-2009 - While waiting for a kidney transplant ( Rock ) He was 62 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Head Over Heels, Chromium Plated Streamlined Baby, Fresh Start and Bruzer - Worked with Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Buddy Miles and Leon Russell.

Bobby Panvelle (Robert Joseph Harry Panvelle Jr.) (aka Guitar Man) - Died 4-11-2009 - He was 52 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Driftwood, Vince Anthony And The Blue Notes, Earthrise, Southern Express and LA-Reign.

Pedder (Peter Teumer) - Died 4-11-2009 in Braunschweig, Germany  - Lung cancer and brain tumor ( Punk ) Born 3-10-1956 in Braunschweig, Germany - Singer - Was a member of Daily Terror (They did, "99 Stunden" and "Proste").

Marilyn Chambers (Marilyn Ann Briggs) - Died 4-12-2009 in Canyon Country, CA, U.S. ( Disco ) Born 4-22-1952 in Providence, RI, U.S. - Adult film actress and singer - (She did, "Benihana" and "So I Cried A Little Bit") - Sang the title song for the film, Insatiable.

Zeke Zarchy (Rubin  Zarchy) - Died 4-12-2009 in Irvine - Complications from pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 6-12-1915 - Trumpet player - Worked with Joe Haymes, Benny Goodman ("Bugle Call Rag"), Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller ("Moonlight Cocktails"), Red Norvo, Bob Crosby ("South Rampart Street Parade"), Mildred Bailey, Frank Sinatra, Helen Ward, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald and The Mills Brothers.

Ron Stallings (Ronald Jerome Stallings) - Died 4-13-2009 in Berkeley, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 12-2-1946 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Sang and played saxophone, clarinet and flute - Worked with Huey Lewis And The News, The Machete Ensemble, McCoy Tyner, Gladys Knight, Mike Bloomfield, Jerry Garcia, Boz Scaggs, Merl Saunders, Elvin Bishop, Jesse Colin Young and Que Calor.

Kirk Ellard - Died 4-14-2009 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 39 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Fatal Mistake, Soul Tattoo and Bobo Bush - Produced Everlea.

Gregg Fulkerson - Found dead 4-14-2009 in Franklin, Tennessee, U.S. - Suspected brain aneurysm ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - (He did, "In Another Life" and "All The Way Home") - Was a member of Nonstop, Sahara (They did, "Follow Your Heart") who changed their name to Blue Tears (They did, "Rockin' With The Radio") and Attraction 65.

Robert Brookins (Robert F. Brookins Jr.) 4-15-2009 in Elk Grove, CA, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 10-7-1962 in Sacramento, CA, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, producer, drummer, bassist, guitarist and keyboardist - Led  Little Robert & The Fondeles - Worked with Afterbach (They did, "It's You"), Stephanie Mills, Bobby Brown, Analysis, Bruce Hornsby, The Company and Philip Bailey - His songs have been recorded by Deniece Williams, George Howard, Nancy Wilson, Stanley Clarke, Roy Ayers, The Isley Brothers and The Whispers.

James Houston (James D. Houston) - Died 4-16-2009 in Santa Cruz, CA, U.S. - Complications of lymphoma ( Folk - Bluegrass) Born 11-10-1933 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Was an author and played stand up bass and guitar - Collaborated with Eddie Kamae with who he also co-authored the book, Hawaiian Son: The Life & Music Of Eddie Kamae - He also wrote the book, Snow Mountain Passage and co-wrote, Farewell To Manzanar.

Martha Linton (Martha Palubiski) - Died 4-17-2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Two days after open heart surgery ( Kashub Folk ) She was 82 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Ray Chapeskie and The Wilno Express.

Mohammad-Hossein Kiani - Died 4-17-2009 - Heart attack ( Qashqaii ) Born 1915 - Singer.

Bruce Holloway (Bruce J. Holloway) - Died 4-17-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - His motorcycle was hit by a car ( Rock - Country ) He was 49 years old - Born in Mangalore, Tasmania, Australia - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Too Short Anyway" and "Things That I Didn't Do") - Was a member of Oakleaf (They did, "Just The Kind Of Day It's Been" and "Missing Beautiful Days") - Worked with Susannah Stone.

Jimmy Wallis (James  Wallis) - Died 4-17-2009 in Arlington, TX, U.S. - He was 80 years old - Born in Searcy, Ark. U.S. - Singer, musician and ventriloquist - He also impersonated performers including, Elvis Presley.

Sable Starr (Sabel Hay Shields) - Died 4-17-2009 - Brain tumors - Born 8-15-1957 in California, U.S. - Was a post GTOs groupie that inspired Iggy Pop's song "Look Away" about her and Johhny Thunders - Appeared in Star, Creem, Rock Scene and Phonograph Record magazines.

Bruno Adams - Died 4-18-2009 in Berlin, Germany - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 2-9-1963 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Once Upon A Time (They did, "Song For Ghost" and "Planetarium") and Fatal Shore (They did, "Angel Street" and "World Away") - Worked with The Saints, Crime And The City Solution and Laughing Clowns.

Tilahun Gessesse - Died 4-19-2009 in Addis Aababa after returning from the United States - Possible heart attack - Born 9-29-1940 in Addis Ababa - Singer - Worked with The Imperial Bodyguard Band and Kibur Zebegna.

Anatoliy Kuleshov - Died 4-19-2009 in Moscow, Russia - Car accident ( Folk - Rock ) Born 6-18-1959 - Singer - Was a member of Lyube (They did, "Bat'ka Mahno" and "Ne valyai duraka, Amerika!") - Performed for Vladimir Putin.

Ramon Pinon - Found dead 4-19-2009 in San Benito, Texas, U.S. - Beaten ( Conjunto ) He was 84 years old - Played guitar - Led Ramon Pinon y Su Conjunto Los Pumas (They did, "Contestacion a Con Cartitas") - Worked with Freddy Fender ("Alegre Me Ando Paseando" and "La Traicionera").

Gayle Caldwell (Gayle Geddes) - Died 4-19-2009 in Fort Bragg, CA, U.S. ( Folk ) Born 2-20-1941 in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (She wrote Frank Sinatra's, "Cycles") - Was a member of The New Christy Minstrels (They did, "Green Green") and half of the duo, Jackie & Gayle (They did, "When You Walk In The Room") - She had been married to actor, Russ Caldwell and stunman, Dick Ziker.

Malcolm Carl Walls Sr. - Died 4-20-2009 in Southaven, MS, U.S. - Illness - He was 60 years old - Helped to expand The Mississippi Delta Blues And Heritage Festival from a flatbed truck to an event that draws thousands.

Gift (Magano Efemia Martin) - Died 4-?-2009 ( Gospel ) Singer - Worked with Burundy (They did, "Mongeleka").

Arthur Johnson - Died 4-21-2009 in Harlan County, KY, U.S. - House fire ( Appalachian Folk ) He was 81 years old - Played banjo, guitar, dulcimer, piano and accordion - Was a regular performer at The Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin'.

Iqbal Bano - Died 4-21-2009 - Illness - Born 1935 in Delhi - Singer - She sang the poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and sang in the films, Gumnaam and Qatil.

Ruth Bowen (Ruth Jean Goode Bowen-Bryant) - Died 4-21-2009 in New York City, NY, U.S. - Brain tumor - Born 9-13-1924 in Franklin County, NC, U.S. - Booking agent and publicist - Founder of The Queen Booking  Corporation, Renaissance Talents and The Bowen Agency Ltd which handled Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Teddy Pendergrass, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, Kool And The Gang, Sammy Davis Jr., The Isley  Brothers, Dionne Warwick and Bobby Womack - She had been married to  singer, Billy Bowen of The Ink Spots.

Bob Pickard - Died 4-21-2009 - Pneumonia ( Pop - Standards ) He was 85 years old - Born in London, England - Singer - Was a member of The Fortunaires.

Supriti Ghosh - Died 4-22-2009 in Kolkata - She was 87 years old - Singer - (She did, "Baluka Balai Aloso") - Sang in the film, Abhoybiye.

Marilyn Cooper (Harriet Marilyn Cooper) - Died 4-22-2009 in Englewood, NJ, U.S. - Illness ( Musicals ) Born 12-14-1934 in New York, NY, U.S. - Actress and singer - (She did a duet with Lauren Bacall, "The Grass Is Always Greener") - She appeared in the musicals, The West Side Story and Woman Of The Year.

Bob Hardwick (Charles R. Hardwick) - Died 4-22-2009 in Houston, TX, U.S. ( Rockabilly ) Born 7-23-1941 in Brownwood, TX, U.S. - Played bass - Was a member of The Poor Boys (They did, "'The Poor Boys") - West Texas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Fraser Cameron (Malcolm Fraser Cameron) - Died 4-?-2009 in Germany - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 11-5-1963 in Edinburgh, Scotland - Guitarist, pianist and percussionist - (He did, "Run In This Race") - Was a member of The Hole In The Wall Gang, The Honeythieves and Fraser, Marie & Gaz - Wrote music for TV and movies.

Carolyn Jones-Knighten - Died 4-22-2009 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. ( R&B - Gospel ) She was 37 years old - Singer - She was half of the duo, C.J. and Company.

Pee Wee Moore (Numa Smith Moore) - Died 4-13-2009 in Raleigh, NC, U.S. (Jazz ) Born 3-5-1928 in Raleigh, NC, U.S. - Baritone saxophonist - Recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Lee Morgan, Lucky Millinder, Wynonie Harris, Mary Lou Williams, Bill Doggett and others.

Timothy Wright (Rev. Timothy Y. Wright) - Died  4-23-2009 in Bronx, NY., U.S. - From  injuries he received in a car accident in 2008 ( Gospel ) Born  6-17-1947 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - (He did, "Been There Done That" and "Who's On The Lord's Side").

Mike Serpas - Died 4-23-2009 in Picayune, Mississippi, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 77 years old - Born in Algiers - Played trumpet - Worked with his wife, singer Jackie Henderson and with Blanche Thomas, Pete Fountain and Don Reitan's Quintet.

Jade Defoe (Jade Gavin Defoe) (aka Esco Bars) - Died 4-24-2009 in London, England - Brain injury after being attacked ( Rap ) Born 1983 - Half-brother of England footballer, Jermain Defoe.

Uncle Larry Hancock - Died 4-24-2009 ( Jazz ) DJ, bassist and clarinetist - Worked with The Barbaric Yawps - Hosted radio's, Crazeology.

Bijan Taraqqi - Died 4-25-2009 - Born 1929 in Tehran, Iran - Poet and lyricist - (He co-wrote, "Fire Remaining From The Caravan").

Bea Arthur (Beatrice Arthur) (Bernice Frankel) - Died 4-25-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 5-13-1922 in New York City, NY, U.S. - Actress, comedian and singer - (She did remakes of, "If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' On It" and "Isn't He Adorable?") - Acted in the musicals, Fiddler On The Roof and Mame and on TV's, Maude and The Golden Girls - Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sixto Palavecino - Died 4-25-2009 in Barrancas, Salavina, Santiago del Estero, Argentina ( Argentine Folk ) Born 3-31-1915 - Played violin and sang - (He did, "Madre tierra" and "La amorosa") - Hosted radio's, Alero Quechua Santiagueno.

Jimmy McDaniels (James McDaniels) - Died 4-25-2009 ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Born in Vinesville, Alabama, U.S. - Musician, conductor and arranger - (He did, "You Sure Know How To Hurt A Guy" and "Sorry About That") - Worked with Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Sammy Davis, Jr., Nellie Letcher and Lionel Hampton - Indiana Performing Arts Hall Of Fame Inductee and Alabama Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Johnny Krizancic - Died 4-25-2009 ( Polka - Country ) Born 3-21-1929 in Farrell, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, saxophone, keyboards and tamburitza and was a producer and record company executive - Founder of Marjon Records International - The Works, The Flashbacks, The Dead Boys and The Infidels recorded at his studio - Tamburitza Association of America Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Michael Turner - Died 4-?-2009 - Bowel cancer ( Jazz ) He was 63 years old - Born in Birmingham - Sang and played clarinet - Worked with The Old Fashioned Love Band.

Mr Staff (Zolani Staff) - Died 4-26-2009 in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Kidney failure ( Afro Pop - Gospel ) He was 26 years old - Singer - Worked with Vuyo Mokoena, Benjamin Dube and Kwela Tebza.

Mark McLean (Mark Robert McLean) (aka Mark Down) - Died 4-27-2009 in Santa Rosa, CA, U.S. - Possible alcohol poisoning ( Techno ) He was 26 years old - Born in Santa Rosa, CA, U.S. - Played guitar and keyboards and sang - Was a member of Wave Theory.

Ayman Udas (Shamim) - Died 4-27-2009 in Peshawar, Pakistan - Shot by her brothers for singing on television - She was in her early thirties - Singer - (She did, "Laka da gul" and "Zama da meene na toba da").

Billy Mims (William Arthur Mims) - Died 4-27-2009 in Abbeville, SC, U.S. ( Funk ) He was 55 years old - Born in Abbeville, SC, U.S. - Played guitar and keyboards and sang - Worked with Original P.

Valeria Peter Predescu - Died 4-28-2009 in Bistrita, Romania - Heart attack - Born 1947 in Telciu, Bistrita-Nasaud County, Romania - Singer.

Vern Gosdin (aka The Voice) - Died 4-28-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S, ( Country ) Born 8-5-1934 in Woodland, Ala., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Set 'em Up Joe" and "I Can Tell By The Way You Dance (You're Gonna Love Me Tonight)") - Was a member of The Golden State Boys, The Hillmen and The Gosdin Brothers (They did, "Hangin' On" and "Till The End") - Worked with Emmylou Harris and Janie Frickie - Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

David Hill Phelps - Died 4-28-2009 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 1936 in Highland Park - Pianist - Worked with Georg Brunis and Jim Clark's Jazz People.

Mitch Avery (Mack H. Brooker Jr.) - The Bobby Short of Philadelphia - Died 4-28-2009 - Heart failure ( Standards ) He was 85 years old - Pianist and singer.

Joe Kilna MacKenzie (Joseph Kilna McKenzie) - Died 4-28-2009 in Scotland - Illness ( Pipes And Drums  ) Percussionist - (He wrote, "Sergeant MacKenzie" which was used the film, We Were Soldiers) - Was a member of Glasgow and Clann An Drumma (They did, "Child Of The Drum" and "Practi Mor").

Tom McGrath - Died 4-29-2009 - Cancer - Born 10-23-1940 in Rutherglen - Jazz musician, poet and playwright - Worked with Billy Connolly, Allen Ginsberg and Jimmy Boyle - Was a musical director for The Great Northern Welly Boot Show, provided music for the play, Tell Charlie Thanks For The Truss and wrote the play, Laurel And Hardy.

Marl Young (Marl Henderson Young) - Died 4-29-2009 In Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 1-29-1917 in Bluefield, VA, U.S. - Pianist and arranger - Worked for TV's, The Lucy Show and was a  music director for, Here's Lucy - Founder of Sunbeam Records - Recorded with T-Bone Walker, Little  Miss Cornshucks, Robert McFerrin, Johnny Hartman and Gene Ammons - He was instrumental in desegregating L.A. musicians unions in  1951.

Al Truszkowski (aka Jolly Joe) - Died 4-30-2009 ( Polka ) He was 64 years old - Sang and played drums, accordion, clarinet, sax and piano - Led Jolly Joe And The Bavarians (Probably the first American group to record, "The Chicken Dance") - Worked with Lefty And The Polka Chaps - Son of accordionist, Alex "Lefty" Truszkowski.

Steingrim Torson - Died 4-30-2009 Byasen, Trondheim, Norway - Shot ( Metal ) He was 25 years old - Singer - Was a member of Celestial Bloodshed.

Matty Ross (Matthew Ross) - Died 4-30-2009 ( Jazz ) Born 12-21-1924 in Southshields, County Durham - Pianist - Led The Matt Ross Quintet - Worked with Kitty Masters and The Tony Anton Progressive Orchestra.

Eric Barclay (aka Eric Barr) - Died 4-30-2009 in Holbrooks - Heart attack - He was 64 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Worked with The Sky Blue Showband, The Tony Clarke Trio and The Barr-Mac Trio.

Ron Richards (Ronald Richard Pratley) - Died 4-30-2009 in Watford - Born 1-22-1929 in London, England - Played piano and saxophone for the Central Band of the Royal Air Force - Producer - Worked with The Beatles ("Love Me Do"), Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lordan, The Hollies ("He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"), P.J. Proby, The Spencer Davis Group and Gerry And The Pacemakers ("You'll Never Walk Alone").

 Mike Turner - Died 4-?-2009 - Bowel cancer ( Jazz ) He was 63 years old - Born in Birmingham - Played clarinet and saxophone - Worked with Humphrey Lyttleton.

Peter Gibbs - Died 5-?-2009 - Was a tour manager for Uriah Heep.

Danny Gans - The Man of Many Voices - Died 5-1-2009 in Henderson, NV, U.S. - Toxic reaction to a pain killer - Born 10-25-1956 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer, musical impressionist and actor - (He did, "Many Voices, One Song" and "Be Strong") - Worked with Bob Carlisle ("As Far As You Can See") and Nicole C. Mullen ("More Today Than Yesterday").

Dorian Fiddler (Dorian Anthony Fiddler) - Died 5-1-2009 - Heart failure due to diabetes ( Funk - Hip Hop - R&B ) He was 18 years old - Worked with Bsmnt City Anymle Kontrole (They did, "The Perfekt Sin") - Son of musician, Amp Fiddler.

Odile Pope Owen - Died 5-1-2009 in Mobile, Ala,. U.S. ( Jazz ) She was 99 years old - Singer and pianist - Was a member of Pope's Dreamland Serenades and The Pope Sisters - Daughter of John C. Pope and granddaughter of trumpeter, John A. Pope.

Steve Gideon (Stephen Craig Hayes) - Died 5-1-2009 in West Hollywood - Complications from colon cancer - Born 11-13-1956 in  Richmond, VA, U.S. - (He did, "Half A Heart" and "Some Days") - Appeared in the musical, Marry Me A Little.

Kiyoshiro Imawano (Kiyoshi Kurihara) - Died 5-2-2009 in Tokyo, Japan - Lymphatic cancer ( Rock ) Born 4-2-1951 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of RC Succession (They did, "Shoki no RC Succession").

Jon Blank (Jonathan Matthew Blank) - Died 5-2-2009 - Drug overdose ( Rock ) Born 1974 - Bassist - Was a member of Rezin (They did, "Butterfly Magnet Day" and "Exit Worm") - Worked with Scott "Wino" Weinrich.

Nick Plumb - Died 5-2-2009 in Bristo - Fell from a window - He was 26 years old - Guitarist - Worked with DeLoreans and Thrown To The Lions.

Jimmy Strader - Died 5-4-2009 - Illness ( R&B ) He was 54 years old - Guitarist, bassist and singer - Worked with The Sweeny-Campbell Band, Lightyear, The Bruner-Strader Blues Project, The Mystery Band, The Shakers and The Bill Davis Band.

Hideo Ko - Died 5-4-2009 in Chiba - Pneumonia ( Chanson ) He was 90 years old - Born in Karafuto - Singer - (He did, "Yuki no furu machi wo" (Town Of Falling Snow)).

Norm Stephens - Died 5-4-2009 in Cottonwood - Emphysema ( Country ) He was 77 years old - Born in Arkansas, U.S. - Played guitar - Worked with Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson.

Jim Strader - Died 5-4-2009 - Singer and bassist - He was 54 years old - Worked with The Tractors, Steve Pryor, David Teegarden, Steve Hickerson and Scott Ellison

Rick Hammond (Richard Hammond) - Died 5-?-2009 - Nasopharyngeal cancer ( Pop - Folk ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Eye (They did, "Navigator" and "Perhaps").

Ean Evans (Donald Evans)- Died 5-6-2009 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-16-1960 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Played trumpet, guitar and bass and sang - Worked with Five Miles High!, Cupid's Arrow, The Outlaws, Noon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Evanscapps (They did, "Hole In My Head" and "Stand Or Fall").

Viola Wills (Viola Mae Wilkerson) - Died 5-6-2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. - Illness ( Disco - Jazzspel ) Born 12-30-1939 in Watts, Los  Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Dare To Dream" and a cover of,  "Gonna Get Along Without You Now") - Worked with Joe Cocker and Smokey  Robinson.

Poodie Locke (Randall Locke) - Died 5-6-2009 Briarcliff, Texas, U.S. - Heart attack - He was 56 years old - Stage manager for Willie Nelson.

Rocky Benton - Died 5-6-2009 - Heart failure ( Blues - Jazz ) He was 57 years old - Born in Silsbee - Singer, drummer, keyboardist and harmonica player - Worked with The James Polk Trio and Phive.

Johnny Panic - Died 5-7-2009 ( Rock ) Led Johnny Panic And The Lost Weekend.

Linda Dangcil - Died 5-7-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Throat cancer - Born 6-19-1942 - Singer, actress and dancer - Appeared in Broadway's, Peter Pan, the film, West Side Story and the First National Tour of A Chorus Line - She was a regular on TV's, The Flying Nun - Wife of musician, Dick Hamilton.

Corey Dwyer (Cornelius Roosevelt Woods) - Died 5-7-2009 - Shot ( Blues ) Guitarist - Worked with Virtually Unshockable.

Egmont "Monti" Luftner - Died 5-7-2009 in Garching near Munich, Germany - Hit by a garbage truck - Born 11-12-1931 in Leoben, Styria, Austria - Founded the Ariola record company and Monti Media Consulting - Was a chairman for Arista Records and a president and CEO for BMG Ariola GSA  - Worked with Udo Jurgens, Peter Alexander, Boney M and Whitney Houston.

Rudy Anderson (Rudolph Anderson) - Died 5-7-2009 in Jersey City, NJ, U.S. - Illness ( R&B ) Born 11-22-1937 - Singer - Was a member of The Wheels (They did, "My Heart's Desire") and The Federals (They did, "While Our Hearts Are Young" and "Dear Lorraine") - Worked with Gloria Lynne, Vicki Carr, and Arthur Lake.

George Grauel (George W. Grauel) - Died 5-7-2009 in Washington D.C. - Complications of a stroke - He was 73 years old - Born in Burtonsville, MD, U.S. - Played keyboards, guitar and harmonica - He made guest appearances with The Harmonicats, Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark.

Penwell "Chingchong" Kunene - Died 5-8-2009 in Johannesburg - Illness ( Pop - Reggae ) Singer - Was a member of Matshikos (They did, "I'm Trapped" and "Iron Hand") - Worked with Splash - Produced By4 and Innocent Man.

Jorg Gulden - Died 5-8-2009 - After a hip replacement ( Rock ) He was 64 years old - Music journalist and critic - Worked for the magazines, Rolling Stone, Sounds and Musikexpress - Was a member of Flying Klassenfeind.

Brendan Barnwell - Died 5-8-2009 - He was 44 years old - Singer and drummer - Worked with Country Sound, Southern Comfort and Freeway.

Ese Alaniz (David Alaniz) - Died 5-9-2009 - Illness ( Rock ) Guitarist, bassist and singer - Worked with The Homel-Alaniz Band and Dark Hollow.

Travis Edmonson (Travis Jerome Edmonson) - Died 5-9-2009 in Mesa, Arizona, U.S. ( Folk ) Born 9-23-1932 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - He was half of the duo, Bud & Travis (They did, "Cloudy  Summer Afternoon") - Worked with The Gateway Singers.

Stephen Bruton (Turner Stephen Bruton) - Died 5-9-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Throat cancer ( Country ) Born 11-7-1949 in Delaware, U.S. - Guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter - (He did, "Teach Me How To  Stay" and "Day Drinking") - Worked with Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, The Wallflowers, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt and Delbert McClinton - Produced Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Alejandro Escovedo, Marcia  Ball, Chris Smither, Hal Ketchum and Storyville.

Rasheed Adio (Alhaji Rasheed Adio) (aka Mr. Somebody) - Died 5-9-2009 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Hit by a car - Born 8-27-1959 - Musician - Worked with Abiodun Onafuye.

Eugene Smith - Died 5-9-2009 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 4-22-1921 in Chicago. IL. - Singer - Was a member of The Roberta Martin Singers (They did, "I Know The Lord Will Make A Way, Oh Yes, He  Will" and "Satisfied").

Guy Impallomeni (aka Guy Hall) - Died 5-10-2009 in Rochelle Park, NJ, U.S. - Illness ( Big Band ) He was 93 years old - Saxophonist - Worked with Sammy Kaye.

Clive Scott - Died 5-10-2009 - After hitting his head from falling off a ladder ( Rock ) Born 2-24-1945 in Coventry, Warwickshire  - Keyboardist, singer and songwriter - Was a member of Scott And The Antarctics and Jigsaw (They did, "Sky High" and "Who Do You Think You Are?").

Khatisa Chavalala - Died 5-10-2009 near Giyani, Limpopo ( Xitsonga ) She was 79 years old - Singer - (She did, "Nqambi ya wansati yi nga deleriwi").

Warwick Lyn - Died 5-10-2009 in Miami, FL, U.S. - Cancer related illness - He was 64 years old - Born in Kingston, Jamaica - Produer and sound engineer - Worked with Toots And The Maytals, Junior Tucker, The Melodians, Zap Pow, Inner Circle and Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus.

Julie Coryell (Julie Nathanson) - Died 5-10-2009 in Poughkeepsie, NY, U.S. ( Jazz Rock Fusion ) She was 61 years old - Born in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and author - (Co-wrote, "Spaces (Infinite)" and "Chris") - She wrote the book, Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People, The Music - She had been married to guitarist Larry Coryell who she also managed and recorded with - Daughter of actress and singer, Carol Bruce.

Takashi Miki (Tadashi Watanabe) - Died 5-11-2009 in Okayama - He was 64 years old - Born in Tokyo, Japan - Composer - (He wrote, Teresa Teng's, "Tsugunai" and Hideki Saijo's, "Boomerang Street") - Brother of singer, Jun Mayuzumi.

John Sbarra (John R. Sbarra) - Died 5-11-2009 in Bethlehem, PA, U.S. - Illness - He was 76 years old - Composer - Wrote music for the films, SLC Punk! and The Machinist.

Dave Kennedy - Died 5-11-2009 ( Rock - R&B ) He was 53 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Loose Change and The Regulators.

Antonio Vega (Antonio Vega Talles) - Died 5-12-2009 in Madrid, Spain - Pneumonia - Born 12-16-1957 in Madrid, Spain - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Nacha Pop (They did, "Lucha de Gigantes").

Neal Smith - Died 5-12-2009 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 2-21-1918 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. - Sang and played clarinet and saxophone - Was a member of The Three Bad Habits and The Cliff Hall Trio.

Rafael Escalona (Rafael Calixto Escalona Martinez) (aka El Maestro) - Died 5-13-2009 in Bogota, DC, Colombia - Heart complications ( Vallenato ) Born 5-27-1927 in Patillal, Cesar, Colombia - Composer - (He wrote, "The House In The Sky") - Co-founder of The Vallenato Legend Festival.

Lee Graham - Died 5-13-2009 - Played bass and flute - Was a member of Crome Syrcus.

Dai Doi (Adriano Francisco Joao) - Died 5-14-2009 - Illness - Born 3-3-1965 in Icolo e Bengo region, northern Bengo province, Angola - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "Muangulungo" and "Bebuchu") - Worked with Man-Re, Banda Movimento and Trio Kussanguluca.

 Buddy Montgomery (Charles Fredrick Montgomery) - Died 5-14-2009 in  Palmdale, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 1-30- 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.  - Pianist and vibraphonist - Was a member of The Montgomery Brothers,  The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet and The Mastersounds - Worked with Big  Joe Turner, Miles Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, David Fathead Newman and  Slide Hampton - Brother of Wes Montgomery and Monk Montgomery.

Wayman Tisdale (Wayman Lawrence Tisdale) - Died 5-15-2009 Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 6-9-1964 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. - Bassist - (He did, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" and "Can't Hide Love") - He was a basketball player with The Indiana Pacers, THe Sacramento Kings and The Phoenix Suns and was a gold medalist as a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic basketball team.

Ashton Savoy (Ashton Joseph Savoie) - Died 5-15-2009 in Houston, TX, U.S. -  Illness ( Blues - Zydeco ) Born 10-29-1928 in Sunset, LA, U.S. - Singer and  guitarist - (He did, "Jangle, Jangle (Down Mexico Way)" and "Need  Shorter Hours").

Roy Talbot - Died 5-15-2009 in Paget, Bermuda ( Calypso ) He was 94 years old - Born in Tucker's Town, Bermuda - Singer and bassist - Was a member of The Talbot Brothers (They did, "Bermuda Buggy Ride" and "Razor Razor").

Randy Purcell - Died 5-16-2009 - Complications from diabetes ( Jazz ) He was 62 years old - Trombonist - Worked with Glenn Miller, Sy Zentner, Fred Waring and The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.

Ortega Henderson (aka Tega and Carefree) - Died 5-?-2009 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Shot ( Rap ) He was 25 years old - Was a member of Da Camp (They did, "White Bread" and "Lay Down").

Prakash Mehra - Died 5-17-2009 - Multiple organ failure - Born 7-13-1939 in Bijnaur, Uttar Pradesh, India - Movie producer, musician and lyricist - Co-wrote songs for films including, The Streets Of Bollywood and Ghungroo.

Bob Miles - Died 5-?-2009 - Born 2-5-1923 in Todmorden - Cornetist and trumpeter - Worked with The Todmorden Old Brass Band, Jack Sutcliffe's Grosvenor Band, The Paramount Orchestra, Ellis Wood's Astorians Dance Band The Blackpool North Pier Orchestra, The Blackpool Tower Circus Orchestra and Norman Nankervist's Orchestra.

Dolla (Roderick Anthony Burton II) (aka Bucklyte) - Died 5-18-2009 in Los Angeles, CA., U.S. - Shot ( Rap ) Born 11-25-1987 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - (He did, "Feelin' Myself" and "Make A Toast") - Was a member of Da Razkalz Cru.

Lee Solters - Died 5-18-2009 in West Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Born 1919 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Public relations - Worked with Carol Channing, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, George Benson, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

Eva Mae LeFevre - Died 5-18-2009 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 8-17-1917 in McCall, SC, U.S. - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of The LeFevre Trio - Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Wayne Allwine - Died 5-18-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S, - Complications of diabetes  - Born 2-7-1947 in Glendale, CA, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and voice over artist - Worked with The International Singers and Davie Allan & The Arrows ("Blues' Theme") - He was the voice of Disney's, Mickey Mouse for over 30 years - Husband of voice over artist, Russi Taylor the voice of Minnie Mouse.

Lennart Persson - Died 5-18-2009 - Illness - Born 1951 - Music journalist.

John Glenn (John Melvin Glenn Jr.) - Died 5-18-2009 in Atlanta - Nonsmokers' lung cancer - He was 54 years old - Was a member of The First Offenders.

Bill Vandewater - Died 5-18-2009 - Cancer - Played trombone - Worked with The Windsor Community Band, The Gemini Ensemble, The Silver Ambassadors and Matrix.

John Kavanagh - Died 5-19-2009 in Bridgewater - After an asthma attack - Played ukulele, bass and guitar - (He did versions of, "Elite Syncopations" and "Temptation Rag").

Butch Stone (Henry Stone) - Died 5-19-2009 in Woodland Hills, CA, U.S. ( Big Band ) Born 4-10-1912 in New York City, NY, U.S. - Singer and saxophonist - Worked with The Frank Reysen Orchestra, Van Alexander and Les Brown.

Michael Barr - Died 5-19-2009 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Complications of diabetes - He was 82 years old - Born in Vincennes, Ind, U.S. - Composer - (He wrote, "Kicks" and co-wrote, "Try Your Wings") - Collaborated with Dion McGregor - His songs have been recorded by artists such as Barbra Streisand, Anita O'Day, Blossom Dearie, Joel Grey, June Christy and Billy May.

Dennis Noda - Died 5-19-2009 ( Rock ) Singer and bassist - Was a member ofThe Classic Rock All Stars - Worked with Cannibal & The Headhunters, Sugarloaf, Al Wilson, Elvira, Felix Cavaliere, Chuck Negron, Micky Dolenz, Mark Farner and The Smothers Brothers.

Ben van Helvoirt - Died 5-19-2009 ( Rock ) Born 4-12-1956 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Blue Moon Rockers - Worked with The Flower Caps, Return and The Rockin' Devils.

Jay Telfer (James Deans Telfer) - Died 5-20-2009 in Mississauga - Illness - He was 61 years old - Guitarist, singer and screenwriter - (He wrote Steel River's, "Ten Pound Note") - Was a member of The Dimensions and A Passing Fancy (They did, "I'm Losing Tonight" and "I Believe In Sunshine") - Founder and editor of The Wayback Times.

Charlie Taylor (Charles Massey Taylor) - Died 5-20-2009 in in Baltimore, MD, U.S. ( Doo-wop - Soul - Standards ) He was 59 years old - Singer - Was a member of The D.C. Magnatones, The Nowheremen and The Second Coming.

Al Cobine - Died 5-21-2009 in Bloomington, Ind., U.S. - Illness ( Big Band ) He was 82 years old - Born in Richmond - Played saxophone - Led The Al Cobine Big Band - Worked with Henry Mancini - Backed Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, Wayne Newton, Andy Williams, John Denver, Bobby Darin, Glenn Campbell, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Seals & Crofts, Tom Jones, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.

Uli Trepte - Died 5-21-2009 in Berlin, Germany - Cancer ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 6-2-1941 in Konstanz, Germany - Played double bass and bass and sang - Was a member of Guru Guru and Spacebox - Worked with The Irene Schweizer Trio, Neu!, Faust and Kickbit Information.

Ze Rodrix (Jose Rodrigues Trindade) - Died 5-22-2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil ( Rural Rock ) Born 11-25-1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sang and played piano, accordion, flute, drums, saxophone and trumpet - Worked with Som Imaginario - He was married to actress, Norma Blum.

Candy Dade (Candace S. Dade) - Died 5-22-2009 - Breast cancer ( Pop ) Born 1-11-1947 in Chillicothe, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Bobbi-Pins.

Randy Steele - Died 5-22-2009 -  Throat cancer ( Punk ) Born 1961 - Guitarist, photographer and journalist - Was a member of Rocketship 7 and The Rat Bastards (They did, "Waiting For My Man").

Krishna Chattopadhyay - Died 5-23-2009 in Delhi - Illness - Born 10-1-1935 - Singer - She was an exponent of songs of Atul Prasad, Dwijendralal and Rajanikanta - Daughter of singer, Harendranath Chattopadhyay.

Abraham Bojorquez - Died 5-23-2009 in El Alto, Bolivia - Hit by a bus ( Rap ) He was 28 years old - Was a member of Ukamau y Ke - Worked with Bersuit Vergarabat.

Edward Lakso (Edward J. Lakso) - Died 5-23-2009 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Complications of Parkinson disease - He was 76 years old - Producer, scriptwriter, pianist and composer - Produced TV's, Charlie's Angels - Composed the sound track for the film, 43: The Richard Petty Story.

Slava Giebel - Died 5-23-2009 - Car accident ( Metal ) Born 2-13-1989 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Alphes and  StrydegoR (They did, "The Night The Vikings Arrive" and "The Way To Valhall").

Vincent Stabile (Vincent Joseph Stabile) - Died 5-23-2009 in New York, NY, U.S. - After a stroke ( Rock ) He was 55 years old - Born in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with The Circuit Riders and The Free Lunch Rock Band.

Gary Gerloff (James Gerald Gerloff ) - Died 5-23-2009 in Richmond - Illness ( Rock - Blues - Soul ) He was 58 years old - Singer and guitarist - Led The Gary Gerloff Band (They did, "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and "Ragged But Right").

Jack Hansen - Died 5-23-2009 - Played guitar, steel guitar, banjo and mandolin - Was a member of Fat Jack and The Stowaways In Paradise.

Josh Lecce (Joshua A. Lecce) - Died 5-24-2009 in Connecticut, U.S. - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 23 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Gone For Good (They did, "Oh Yeah Oh" and "My Head").

Jay Bennett (Jay Walter Bennett) - Died 5-24-2009 in Urbana, Illinois, U.S. - Accidental drug overdose ( Rock ) Born 11-15-1963 in Urbana, Illinois, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, banjo and keyboards - (He did "I'll Decorate My Love" and "Songs That Weren't Finished") - Was a member of Wilco (They did, "War On War" and "A Shot In The Arm") and Titanic Love Affair (They did, "Living On The Wrong Side" and "Planet Strange") - Worked with Blues Traveler, Joe Shaver, Edward Burch, Jellyfish, Sheryl Crow and Alison Moorer.

Pierre Beek - Died 5-24-2009 in Arnhem, Netherlands - Pancreatic cancer ( Rock ) Born 12-26-1945 - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Hank The Knife & The Jets.

Charly Hollering - Died 5-25-2009 - Heart problem ( Jazz ) He was 65 years old - Clarinetist - Worked with The Darktown Jazzband, Lindi "Bass" Huppertsberg, Charlie Antolini, Alex Zahler, Roger Robert and Oscar Klein.

Bob Eppehimer - Died 5-26-2009 - He was 85 years old - Sports announcer and pianist - Led Bob Eppehimer & His Orchestra.

Dreu Ferguson Sr. - Found dead 5-26-2009 ( Blues Rock ) Played harmonica and guitar and was a songwriter - (He did, "I Don't Want Your Money" and "Come Home Baby") - Worked with The Riders.

Kathy Hallmark (Kathryn Daffron) - Died 5-26-2009 - Shot herself - She was 57 years old - Singer - Was a member of Sugar Creek - Performed at Opryland and appeared on TV's, The Merv Griffin Show and The Porter Wagoner Show.

Ricardo Abreus  - Died 5-26-2009 in Havana, Cuba - Stroke ( Rumba ) He was 75 years old - Percussionist - Was a member of Papín y sus Rumberos and Los Papines.

Dave Nilo (aka Rico)- Died 5-28-2008 in Evesham ( Rock ) Born 2-17-1955 - Bassist and guitarist - Was a member of Photos and Joe Brown And The Bruvvers - Worked with Eric Bell.

Martin Gahagan - Died 5-28-2009 - Sarcoma ( Rock ) He was 18 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of F.S.G. (Founded Stereo Gear) (They did, "The Shining" and "December").

Pat O'Brien (Patrick O'Brien) - Died 5-29-2009 in Maryland, U.S. ( Punk ) Born 1984 - Guitarist - Was a member of Cobra Clutch ( They did, "Return Of The Living Dead" and "Positively Negative").

Jonny Dollar (Jonathan Sharp) - Died 5-29-2009 in London, England - Cancer - Born 1964 in Cornwall - Producer, mixer and guitarist - Worked with Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, Depeche Mode, EMF, Galliano, Kylie Minogue, Pulp and Gabrielle.

M. Boyer (Manuel Santana Aguiar) - Died 5-30-2009 in South Goa - Illness - Born 10-11-1930 in Ponda - Singer, musician, actor and playwright - (He did, "Japanese Okhol" and "Zila ani Lila") - Wrote and sang over 1000 songs.

Waldemar Matuska - Died 5-30-2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S. - Pneumonia and heart failure ( Pop - Folk - Country ) Born 7-2-1932 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia - Singer, banjo player and actor for Semafor Theatre - (He did, "Pisen pro Zuzanu", "Pojd se mnou, lasko ma" and "Slavici z Madridu") - Worked with KTO (They did, "Kluci do nepohody"), Helena Vondrackova, Marta Kubisova and his wife, singer Olga Blechova.

Noncho Vodenicharov - Died 5-30-2009 in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines - Heart attack while filming a Bulgarian Survivor TV show ( Pop - Folk ) He was 53 years old - Singer and stuntman - (He did, "Viara" and "Da mozheh") - Worked with Ivajlo Giurov ("Edna liubovna drama") and Silvia ("Malko po malko") - He had been a mayor of Radnevo, Bulgaria.

Joan Kobin (Joan Bartels) (aka Christine Bartel) - Died 5-30-2009 - Natural causes - Born 1920 in Germany - Singer and voice teacher - Appeared in the Broadway musical, Carnival - Her students included Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook and Carly Simon.

Laddie Hutcherson (Laddie Gene Hutcherson) (aka Fat Laddie) - Died 5-30-2009 in Ash Flat, Ark., U.S. - Lung cancer ( Rock - Blues ) Born 4-4-1945 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Johnny And The Rawhiders, The LeSabres (They did, "Risin' Mercury Blues" and "A Million Miles From Nowhere"), The Guilloteens (They did, "I Don't Believe" and "For My Own") and Rooster - Worked with The Mar-Keys.

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

Danny La Rue (Daniel Patrick Carroll) - Died 5-31-2009 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England - Illness ( Cabaret - Standards ) Born 7-26-1927 in Cork City, County Cork, Eire, Ireland - Singer, entertainer and female impersonator - (He did remakes of, "On Mother Kelly's Doorstep", "My Old Man" and Jayne County's, "Queenage Baby").

Dan Hill (Illchillchick) - Died 5-31-2009 in Durban ( Dance ) He was 85 years old - Played clarinet - Led The Dan Hill Orchestra - Founded RPM records - Worked with Bobby Angel, Una Valli, Sharon Tandy, June Muscat, Judy Page, Dana Vallery and Mercia Love - He was married to singer, Artemis.

Khun Kumchai Chubpradit  - Died 6-?-2009 - Liver problem - He was 57 years old -- Musician - Was a member of The Chocolate Band.

Johnny C (Johnny Caldicott) (John Caldicott)- Died 6-?-2009 in Birmingham - Illness - Played guitar - Worked with The Bunkhouse Boys, Mike Sanchez and The Hoola Boola Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Robert Plant

Mysore S. Rajaram - Died 6-1-2009 in Bangalore, India - He was 85 years old - Singer, musician and composer - He set to music Valmiki Ramayana's dance drama.

Edgar Davis - Died 6-1-2009 - One vehicle car accident ( Rock ) He was 29 years old - Singer and musician - Was a member of Broken.

Tony Costa - Died 6-1-2009 in Wellington, New Zealand - Surfing accident ( Hip-Hop ) He was 33 years old - He was half of the duo, Illyspillaz (They did, "Local Knowledge" and "Road To Somewhere") - Founded Dug Out Records.

Bosko Radisic - Died 6-2-2009 in Belgrade - Smoke inhalation during a fire in his apartment which also killed his sister ( Metal ) Born 1980 - Singer - Was a member of Space Eater (They did, "Say Your Prayers" and "Crush Kill Destroy").

Palghat R. Raghu - Died 6-2-2009 ( Carnatic ) Born 1-9-1928 in Rangoon, Burma - Percussionist - Worked with Ravi Shankar, Shivkumar Sharma, Alla Rakha and Hariprasad Chaurasia.

Sku Skizenta  (Kevin Skizenta) - Died 6-2-2009 - Leukemia ( Metal ) Born 6-1-1969 - Singer - Was a member of Mutant Soldier.

Val Reiss (Valerie Reiss) (aka Kiss-A-Glam) - Died 6-2-2009 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK - Cancer ( Rock ) She was 45 years old - Singer and and keyboardist - Was a member of Frendz, Toot And The Finks and Ballroom Glitz.

Koko Taylor (Cora Walton) - Queen of the Blues - Died 6-3-2009 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Complications from surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed ( Blues ) Born 9-28-1928 in Bartlett, Shelby County, TN, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Honky Tonky") - Worked with The Blues Machine, B.B. King, Johnnie Johnson, Keb' Mo', Kenny Wayne Shepher and Willie Dixon - Blues Foundation's Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sam Butera - Died 6-3-2009 in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S. - Pneumonia ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 8-17-1927 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Saxophonist - Led The Witnesses - Worked with Louis Prima ("Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" and "(Come On A) My House"), Ray McKinley, Tommy Dorsey, Joe Reichman, Paul Gayten and Keely Smith.

David Carradine (John Arthur Carradine) - Found dead 6-3-2009 in Bangkok, Thailand - Possibly accidentally hanged himself - Born 12-8-1936 in Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Actor, singer and guitarist - (He released an album titled Grasshopper doing songs, "Cosmic Joke" and "Big Mac Truck") - Best known as Kwai Chang Caine on TV's, Kung Fu - He acted in over 100 movies including Kill Bill and portrayed Woody Guthrie in Bound For Glory - Son of actor, John Carradine.

Jean Sagadeev - Died 6-3-2009 - Possibly accidentally hanged himself ( Metal ) Born 7-8-1967 - Bassist and singer - Was a member of E.S.T. (Electro Shock Therapy) (They did, "Katiusha" and "30 HGSA Steel").

Jesus Alfonso (Jesus Alfonso Miro) - Died 6-3-2009 in Matanzas, Cuba ( Rumba - Salsa ) Born 1948 in Matanzas, Cuba - Percussionist, singer and musical director - Was a member of Los Munequitos de Matanzas (They did, "Congo Yambumba" and "Chino Guaguao") - Worked with The Orquesta De Musica Moderna and The Papa Goza Group.

Josef Kotek - Died 6-3-2009 in Prague - Illness - Born 4-11-1928 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Musicologist and critic - Was an editor for Music Views, Melody, Gramorevue, Music Science magazines.

Ove Jarell - Died 6-3-2009 in Sjobo, Sweden - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 2-10-1955 in Malmoe, Sweden - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Rubber Band (They did, "Coolman" and "Outlaw") and State Of Blues.

Joe Kuban - Died 6-4-2009 in Arlington - Lou Gehrig's disease ( Rock - Country ) He was 59 years old - Singer and guitarist - Led Joe Kuban And The Lost Chizo Band (They did, "Dog Canyon" and "Big Bend Cowboy").

Stanley Reginald Facey  - Died 6-4-2009 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Complications from Alzheimer's disease ( Jazz ) Born 3-16-1921 in New York, NY, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with The Eddie South Band, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

Mbuya Madhube (Edna Rukomba) - Died 6-5-2009 in Harare - Illness ( Mbira ) Born 9-28-1954 - Singer - (She did, "Ndikafunga pa Chinhoyi").

Jeff Hanson - Found dead 6-5-2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S. - Mixed drug toxicity ( Rock ) Born 1978 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did "If Only I Knew" and "I Know Your Name") - Was a member of M.I.J.

Bill McDavid - Died 6-5-2009  in Aledo - Lung cancer ( Country ) Born 7-26-1939 - Musician and songwriter - (He wrote Willie Nelson's, "Me And The Drummer" and co-wrote Big & Rich's, "Filthy Rich") - Was a member of Rogers And Hammerhead.

Ola Hudson - Died 6-5-2009 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Lung cancer - She was 62 years old - Fashion designer - Created outfits for John Lennon, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, David Bowie and Diana Ross - Mother of guitarist, Slash.

Robert Brandenburg - Died 6-5-2009 in Bloomington - Congestive heart failure ( Jazz ) He was 90 years old - Played clarinet - Was a member of The Notochords - Worked with The Lawrence Welk Orchestra and Peggy Lee - He was a well known cardiologist.

Clyde Forsman - Died 6-5-2009 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - He was 94 years old - Accordionist and singer - Worked with Those Darned Accordions (They did a remake of Jimi Hendrix's, "Fire"), The Swedish Singers and The Whiskey Flat Hillbillies.

Steve Phillips (Henderson Stephen Phillips) - Died 6-5-2009 in Marrero, Louisiana, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 5-26-1956 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with The Jimmy Thibadeaux Band.

Kenny Rankin (Kenneth J. Rankin) - Died 6-7-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Pop - Jazz ) Born 2-10-1940 in New York City, NY, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "In The Name Of Love" and "Peaceful") - Worked with Bob Dylan ("Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Maggie's Farm") - His songs have been recorded by Peggy Lee, Stephen Bishop, Carmen McRae, Helen Reddy ("Peaceful") and Mel Torme.

Hugh Hopper (Hugh Colin Hopper) - Died 6-7-2009 - Leukemia ( Prog Rock - Jazz Fusion ) Born 4-29-1945 in Whitstable, Kent, England - Bassist and composer - (He did, "Hopper Tunity Box" and "Gnat Prong") - Was a member of The Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine, Soft Works, Hopper Goes Dutch which became The Hugh Hopper Franglo-Dutch Band, Soft Heap and Humi - Worked with Syd Barrett ("No Good Trying" and "Love You"), East Wind, Gilgamesh, Equipe Out, Caveman Shoestore, Isotope, In Cahoots, Short Wave, Lisa S. Klossner, Clear Frame, Soft Bounds and The Carla Bley Band.

Henchi Graves (Marvin Graves) (aka Henchman) - Died 6-8-2009 - Cancer ( R&B ) Born 1944 - Singer - Was a member of The Soul Setters (They did, "Cecil, The Unwanted French Fry"), Freddie-Henchi & The Soulsetters (They did, "Things Are Changing" and "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um") and The Freddi-Henchi Band.

Raul de Barros (Raul de Machado de Barros) - Died 6-8-2009 in Itaborai, Brazil - Heart problems - Born 11-25-1915 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Played trombone - (He did, "Na Gloria") - Worked with Pixinguinha & Radames Gnatalli - He was married to singer, Gilda de Barros.

Chip Hand (Lloyd N. Hand II) - Died 6-8-2009 - Born 4-5-1954 - Singer, guitarist, vocal coach, voiceover artist and actor - (He did, "Welcome Me Love" and "Easy To Be Green") - He was the voice of TV's  Hanna-Barbera's, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids.

Math Sladky (Mathias Sladky) - Died 6-9-2009 in Valparaiso, Neb., U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Polka ) He was 78 years old - Singer and drummer - Led The Math Sladky Polka Band - The Sokol Omaha Polka Hall Of Fame Inductee and International Polka Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Barry Beckett (aka The Bear) (Barry Edward Beckett) - Died 6-10-2009 in Hendersonville, Tenn., U.S. - Illness - Born 2-4-1943 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. - Keyboardist  - Was a member of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section - Worked with The Staple Singers ("I'll Take You There")  and Paul Simon ("Kodachrome") - Produced Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Mary McGregor, Joan Baez, Dire Straits, Etta James, Hank Williams Jr., Alabama and Delbert McClinton - Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Alessio Adorisio (aka Ales) - Died 6-10-2009 - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 23 years old - Born in Italy - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Atats (They did, "Hey! Little Suzy" and I Don't Know").

Huey Long - Died 6-10-2009 in Houston, Texas, U.S. ( R&B - Jazz ) Born 4-25-1904 in Sealy, Texas, U.S. - Sang and played banjo and guitar - Worked with Frank Davis' Louisiana Jazz Band, Texas Guinan's Cuban Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and The Ink Spots (They did, "I'm Gonna Turn Off The Teardrops" and "I'll Lose A Friend Tomorrow") - Recorded with Richard M. Jones, Lil Armstrong, Fats Navaro, Charles LaVere, Jesse Stone and The Ravens.

Jack Nimitz (Jerome Nimitz) - Died 6-10-2009 in Studio City, CA, U.S. - Complications from emphysema ( Jazz ) Born 1-11-1930 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Saxophonist -  Led The Jack Nimitz Quintet - Worked with Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Herbie Mann, Johnny Mandel, Benny Carter,
Willis Connover, Bob Astor, Johnny Bothwell, Daryl Harpa, Gerald Wilson,  Thelonious Monk, Terry Gibbs, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Anita O'Day, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, The Lighthouse All-Stars and Supersax.

Andrew Zachar Jr. (aka Andy Starr) - Died 6-10-2009 in Lower Saucon Township. PA, U.S. ( Rockabilly ) Born 11-4-1939 in Allentown - Singer, guitarist and pianist - Led Andy Starr And The Casinos (They did, "Cruel World" and "Just A Walkin'").

Brian Cretzmeyer (Brian Francis Cretzmeyer) - Died 6-11-2009 in Iowa City - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 6-29-1979 in Iowa City - Pianist and singer - Was a member of The Jensen Connection and The Gglitch (They did, "Otto's Skool Bus" and "Ricardo Montabon's Cardoba").

Jeff Winfield (Jeffrey Alan Winfield) - Died 6-11-2009 in Queens, New York, NY, U.S. - Pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 11-1-1948 in New York, NY, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "The Switch" and "Heading For Home") - Was a member of The Left Banke (They did, "Lazy Day") and The Birth Of Spring (They did, "Little Miss Virginia" and "Cause You Lied To Me").

Nin Edwards (Ninian M. Edwards Jr.)- Died 6-11-2009 - Complications from a broken hip - He was 87 years old - Drummer and singer - Was a member of The Kirkwood Barbershop Quartet and The Nincompoops - He was a St. Louis County circuit judge.

Andy Hughes - Died 6-12-2009 in London, England - Illness ( Electronic ) Born 11-11-1965 in Harrow, England - DJ, musician and producer - Was a member of The Orb (They did, "Toxygene" and "Oxbow Lakes") - Produced and/or mixed for Tangerine Dream, Kovak, Basement Jaxx and The Cranberries.

Lefty Parker (Coleman Parker) (aka L.C. Parker) - Died 6-12-2009 ( Funk - Soul ) He was 73 years old - Guitarist - Worked with J.C. Davis ("Circleville" and "Shelly").

Viva Smith - Died 6-12-2009 - Cancer ( Folk ) Singer - Was a member of Dangerous Curves.

Otilio Galindez - Died 6-13-2009 in Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela - Born 12-13-1935 in Yaritagua, Yaracuy, Venezuela - Composer - (He wrote, "Flor de Mayo" and "Pueblos Tristes") - His songs have been recorded by Silvio Rodriguez, Mercedes Sosa and Pablo Milanes.

Don Deal (Donald D. Deal) - Died 6-12-2009 ( Rockabilly - Gospel ) Born 3-21-1938 in Iowa, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "After The Boy Gits The Girl" and "Unfaithful Diane") - His songs have been recorded by Sonny James, Michael Parks, Hank Snow, Eddie Arnold, Perry Como and Dean Martin - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dave Blackman - Died 6-13-2009 - Heart attack inbetween sets at a gig ( Rock ) Born 1961 - Drummer - Was a member of The Blackman Brothers and The Teenbeats (They did, "Strength Of A Nation" and a remake of, "I Can't Control Myself") - Worked with The Sect, The Essentials, Slam, Two Wheels Good, Long Tall Shorty, Bewildered and The Popular Beat Combo.

Bobby R. Moore Sr. (aka Tex and The Great One) - Died 6-13-2009 - He was 76 years old - Was a road manager for Freddy Fender.

Ivan Della Mea - Died 6-14-2009 in Milan, Italy - Illness - Born 10-16-1940 in Lucca, Italy - Singer - (He did, "O cara moglie" and "Cio che voi non dite").

Bob Bogle (Robert Lenard Bogle) - Died 6-14-2009 in Vancouver, WA, U.S. - Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma  ( Rock ) Born 1-16-1934 near Wagoner, OR, U.S. - Guitarist and bassist - Was a member of The Versatones, The Impacts and The Ventures (They did, "Walk Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O") -
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dini Clarke - Died 6-14-2009 - Heart failure ( Jazz ) Vocal coach, dancer, pianist, clarinetist, actor and singer - Backed Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Eartha Kitt, Al Hibbler and Ella Fitzgerald - Worked with Gene Ammons, Tiny Grimes, Sonny Stitt, Louis Jordan, Kai and Jay, Eddie South and Stuff Smith.

Tina Marsh - Died 6-16-2009 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Breast cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-18-1954 in Annapolis, MD, US - Singer - Led The New Visions Ensemble and The Creative Opportunity Orchestra (CO2) (They did, "Courage Of The Butterfly" and "Aortic Bruise Blues") - Worked with The Bob Rodriguez Trio ("Milky Way Dreaming " and "Riddles") - Texas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Austin Arts Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Charlie Mariano - Died 6-16-2009 in Cologne, Germany ( Jazz ) Born 11-12-1923 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Played saxophone and the nadaswaram - Worked with Stan Kenton, Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, Embryo and The United Jazz And Rock Ensemble - Father of singer, Monday Michiru, former husband of pianist, Toshiko Akiyoshi and husband of painter, Dorothee Zippel.

Pavo Frank Hernandez (Francisco Antonio Hernandez Valarino) - Died 6-16-2009 in Caracas ( Onda Nueva ) Born 9-26-1934 in Villa de Cura, Aragua state, Venezuela - Drummer - Worked with Manuel Ramos' Orchestra, Luis Alfonzo Larrain's Orchestra, Aldemaro Romero's Orchestra, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria,  Perez Prado, Edmundo Ros, Cesar Concepcion and Aldemaro Romero.

Clark Sabine - Died 6-16-2009 in Arlington, VA, U.S. - Melanoma ( Rock ) He was 33 years old - Singer - Worked with Statehood (They did, "A Story's End" and "Every Single Question"), Andalusians, and Motorcycle Wars.

Eon (Ian Loveday) (aka Minimal Man) - Died 6-17-2009 - Complications of pneumonia ( Rave ) Born 9-22-1954 - (He did, "Spice" and "Fear The Mind Killer") - Worked with Peter "Baby" Ford.

 Dick Eastman (Dr. Richard Morse Eastman) - Died 6-17-2009 in Naperville - Natural causes - Born 8-20-1916 in Locust Valley, Long Island, NY, U.S. - Played piano, recorder and synthesizer - (He wrote, "One Day" and "Elegy") - Was a member of The West Winds - Founded the music publishing firm, House Of Porter.

Isabelle Belance - Died 6-18-2009 in Rogers Park, Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1958 in Haiti - Pianist and guitarist - Was a member of The Cavern Kittens a Beatles tribute band who played at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

Ali Akbar Khan - Died 6-19-2009 near San Francisco, CA, U.S. - After a kidney ailment - Born 4-14-1922 in Shibpur, Comilla, East Bengal - Sarod player - Worked with Ravi Shankar, Nikhil Banerjee, L. Subramaniam and Vilayat Khan.

George Dahl - Died 6-19-2009 in Rochester ( R&B - Funk ) Born 7-22-1948 in St. Louis Park, Minn., U.S. - Drummer, singer and guitarist - Worked with Denny And The Drifters, The Shy Guys, Koerner, Glover And Ray, The Cracker Jack Band, Smoking Joe, Dancing Dogs, The Jessie Smith Band, Black Cat Bone and Radio Cats.

Joel Helleny - Died 6-20-2009 ( Jazz ) Born 10-23-1956 in Paris, TX, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with Buck Clayton, Randy Sandke, Dick Hyman, Benny Goodman, Frank Wess, Scott Hamilton, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, Roy Eldridge, The O'Jays, Vince Giordano's Memphis Nighthawks, George Wein's New York All Stars, Jimmy McGriff, Eddy Davis and Jon-Erik Kellso.

Samantha Jane Dorsett (Sam Dorsett) - Died 6-20-2009 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - After a a 50 foot fall ( Punk ) Singer - She sang as Peanucle ("My Open Range" and "Mad Cow")-

Joe Christ (Joe Linhart) - Died 6-21-2009 in Dekalb County - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1957 in Washington D.C., U.S. - Filmmaker, singer, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer and artist - (He did, "Your Life Is On The Line" and "We'll Never Know") - Was a member of Joe Christ And The Healing Faith (They did, "Things I Was Warned About" and "Wonderful Life"), Bigger Than God (They did, "Time" and "All Dressed Up") and Los Reactors - Released the film, Thatís Just Wrong!.

Harry Walton - Died 6-21-2009 ( Jazz ) He was 85 years old - Born in Leicester - Played drums and vibraphone - Led Harry Walton's Jazz And Swing Band and Harry Walton And His Quintet.

Tom Price - Died 6-22-2009 in Jackson - Brain cancer ( Folk - Rock - Jazz - Children's Music ) He was 55 years old - Guitarist - Led Tom Price & The Glory Stompers - Worked with Willi X. Evans and Bull Durham.

Steve Race (Stephen Russell Race) - Died 6-22-2009 ( Jazz ) Born 4-1-1921 in Lincoln, England - Pianist and broadcaster - (He wrote, "Nicola" and "Faraway Music") - Worked with Harry Leader, The RAF Swing Stars, Lew Stone and Cyril Stapleton - Was an arranger for Ted Heath's band and Judy Garland - Hosted radio's and TV's, My Music.

Nick Holt (Nick Holt Jr.) - Died 6-22-2009 in Lincoln, Neb., U.S. - Brain tumor ( Blues ) Born 1-15-1940 in Grenada, MS, U.S. - Bassist and singer - (He did, "Sittin' In My Bedroom" and "You Better Watch Yourself") - Worked with his brother's band, Magic Slim And The Teardrops.

Dave Marston - Died 6-22-2009 - Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ( Folk - Pop - Rock ) He was 56 years old - Played guitar, sackbut, piano, recorder, banjo, harmonica and crumhorn - Worked with The Nowhere Men, The Rogue Valley Peace Choir, The Ancient Men, The Children's Peace Choir, Vera Chuck & Dave and The Siskiyou Singers - Wrote and performed the one man show, The Essence Of Lennon.

Paul Kopecky - Died 6-22-2009 - Complications of diabetes ( Prog Rock ) He was 37 years old - Percussionist - Was a member of Kopecky (They did, "Garden Of Immolation" and "Infernal Desire Machine").

Eddie Preston (Edward L. Preston) - Died 6-22-2009 in Palm Coast, FL, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-9-1925 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Trumpeter - Worked with Ray  Charles, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Sonny Stitt, Frank Foster, Lionel Hampton, Louis Jordan, Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp and Charles  Mingus.

Bob Mohney  (Robert A. Mohney) - Died 6-22-2009 in Nelsonville, Ohio, U.S. - Born 1-7-1943 in Logan, Ohio, U.S. - Keyboardist - Worked with The Casinos and The Sparkles.

Monica Fairall - Died 6-22-2009 in Durban - Myeloma ( Folk ) She was 60 years old - Born in Eshowe, Zululand - Singer, musician, journalist and radio broadcaster - Worked with Dave Gibbons and Hugh Morrison - She was a former Miss South Africa.

Ed McMahon (Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr.)- Died 6-23-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Bone cancer - Born 3-6-1923 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Played cornet and sang and was a comedian, a television personality, a game show host and an announcer - He released an album titled, "And Me...I'm Ed McMahon" singing songs such as, "Georgy Girl" and "Pretty Miss Alyce" and did two "rap" commercials for - Was a sidekick for Johnny Carson on TV's, "The Tonight Show for 30 years and hosted, TV Bloopers And Practical Jokes with Dick Clark.

Clarence Boyd - Died 6-23-2009 - Complications of multiple strokes ( Western Swing ) He was 76 years old - Pianist - (He co-wrote, "The Sawed-Off Shotgun") - Worked with The Tulsa Boyz, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, The Round Up Boys, Johnny Lee Wills and Marvin McCullough -  Western Swing Music Society Of The Southwest Hall Of Fame Inductee and Western Swing Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Raymond Berthiaume - Died 6-23-2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 5-9-1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Sang and played piano and saxophone - (He did, "Un Monde Avec Toi") - Was a member of The Three Bars (They did, "N'oublie Jamais").

Romy Gill - Died 6-24-2009 in ludhiana - Cardiac arrest ( Bhangra Pop ) Singer - (He did, "Dhru Tara" and "Nehron Paar Bangala").

Tim Krekel - Died 6-24-2009 in Louisville, KY, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-10-1950 in Louisville, KY, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He wrote Crystal Gayle's, "Turning Away" and co-wrote Patty Loveless', "You Can Feel Bad") - Was a member of The Octaves, Dusty, The Sluggers, The Groovebillies and The Tim Krekel Orchestra - Worked with Jimmy Buffet ("Cheeseburger In Paradise" and "Livingston Saturday Night"), Bo Diddley, Delbert McClinton, Billy Swan, Pam Tillis, Sam Bush and Brigid Kaelin - His songs have been recorded by  Rick Nelson, Canned Heat, Jerry Reed, Dr. Feelgood, Delbert McClinton, B.J. Thomas and Jason And The Scorchers.

Steven Wells (aka Seething Wells, Swells and Susan Williams) - Died 6-24-2009 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Hodgkin's lymphoma - Born 1960 - Journalist and author - He wrote for New Musical Express and - Co-founded a music video directing partnership, GobTV who made promos for Skunk Anansie, The Wildhearts and The Manic Street Preachers - Wrote the illustrated, Punk: The Stories Behind The Songs.

Mike Deutsch (aka The Hook)  - Died 6-24-2009 - Cancer ( Blues - Jazz ) Born 4-1-1957 in St. Paul - Pianist - (He did, "Exit Stage Left" and "It's My Own Fault").

Joe Allen (Joseph Anthony Allen) - Died 6-24-2009 in Nottingham, England ( Rock ) He was 19 years old - Singer, keyboardist and guitarist - Was a member of Citylights (They did, "This Kite" and "Tale Of The Fool And The Fox").

Bill Harrell (George William Harrell)- Died 6-24-2009 in Davidisonville, MD, U.S. ( Bluegrass ) Born 9-14-1934 in Marion, VA, U.S. - Sang and played guitar and mandolin - Was a member of Bill Harrell & The Virginians (They did, "Misty Mountain" and "Hobo Bill's Last Ride ") and Don Reno And The Tennessee Cut-Ups - Worked with The Rocky Mountain Boys.

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

Sky Saxon (Richard Marsh) (aka Sky Sunlight Saxon and Little Richie Marsh) - Died 6-25-2009 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Heart and kidney failure due to an infection of his internal organs ( Rock - Psychedelic - Garage ) Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. - He was said to be 63 years old - Singer and bassist - (He did, "Space Ship" and "Alakazam") - Was a member of The Electra-Fires, Sky Saxon And The Soul Rockers, The Seeds (They did, Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem To Make You Mine"), The Sky Saxon Blues Band, The Starry Seeds Band, Sky Saxon & Firewall, King Arthur's Court and Shapes Have Fangs (They did, "This Mess I'm In" and "Dead Alive").

Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson ) - The King Of Pop - Died 6-25-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Possible cardiac arrest ( Rock - R&B - Pop - Soul ) Born 8-29-1958 in Gary, Indiana, US - Singer and dancer (The Moonwalk) - (He did, "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and "Thriller") - Was a member of The Jackson Five (They did, "ABC", "I'll Be There" and "The Love You Save") - Appeared in the film musical, The Wiz - Worked with Quincy Jones, Vincent Price, Paul McCartney ("The Girl Is Mine"), Eddie Van Halen, Sheryl Crow, Carlos Santana and Mick Jagger ("State Of Shock") - Co-owned Sony/ATV Music Publishing - Brother of singers, Janet Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Randall Jackson -  Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee, Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Foundation Inductee and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee - At one time married to the daughter of Elvis Presley, singer Lisa Marie Presley.

Yasmine (Hilde Rens) - Died 6-25-2009 - Hanged herself - Born 3-3-1972 in Kontich, Antwerp, Belgium - Singer - (She did, "Rusteloos" and "Kus Me, Kus Me") - Worked with The Hope Band ("I Won't Let You Down ") and Frank Boeijen ("Suzanne").

Timoti Anderson-Brown - Died 6-25-2009 - Car accident ( R&B ) He was 16 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Soul Rustaz (They did, "How It Used To Be") and Soleflex.

Alicia Delgado - Princess of Folklore - Died 6-25-2009 in Lima, Peru - She was 50 years old - Stabbed and hanged - Singer.

 Allen Kemp - Died 6-25-2009 - Cancer ( Country Rock ) He was 62 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with The New Riders Of The Purple Sage (They did, "Night For Making Love" and "Fly Right"), Rick Nelson And The Stone Canyon Band ("Garden Party") and The Soul Survivors who renamed themselves The Poor.

Farrah Fawcett - Died 6-25-2009 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. - Anal cancer - Born 2-2-1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. - Actress - (She did, "You" with Jean Paul Vignon) - She protrayed Jill Munroe on TV's, Charlie's Angels. - She had been married to actor, Lee Majors and had a son with actor, Ryan O'Neal.

Dr. Sanat Kumar Banerjee - Died 6-2?-2009 in Rewa, India - Sarod player - Worked with Alauddin Khan and Ali Akbar Khan.

Jo Amar (Yosef  Amar)- Died 6-26-2009 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Mizrahi ) Born about 1930 in Oujda, Morocco - Singer (He did, "Hay-Hay" and "Hodu Lashem").

Roger Harrison  - Died 6-26-2009 in Dinnington - Illness ( Rock ) He was 65 years old - Drummer and singer - Was a member of The Cherokees - Worked with The Daizies, The News, New Jersey Turnpike, Tyke, Skittles and Flexible Friends.

Sam Kemp - Died 6-26-2009 in Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain - Singer and musician - Worked with his wife, singer Margo Henderson as the duo, Kemp And Henderson.

Julia A. Hall-Kenton (Julia Ann Johnson) - Died 6-26-2009 in Timonium, MD, U.S. - Sarcoidosis ( Gospel ) She was 73 years old - Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Singer - She was a member of The Johnson Family Singers - Performed on radio's, Heaven 600.

Gale Storm (Josephine Owaissa Cottle) - Died 6-27-2009 in Danville, CA, U.S. ( Pop ) Born 4-5-1922 Bloomington, TX, U.S. - Actress and singer - (She did remakes of, "Dark Moon" and "I Hear You Knockin") - Starred on TV's, My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show - At one time married to actor, Lee Bonnell.

Jackie Washington - Died 6-27-2009 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Complications from a heart attack ( Blues ) Born 11-12-1919 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Midnight Choo Choo") - Was a member of The Washington Quartet - Worked with Mose Scarlett,  Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Ken Whiteley - Canadian Jazz And Blues Hall Of Fame  Inductee.

Fayette Pinkney (Fayette R. Pinkney) - Died 6-27-2009 in Lansdale, PA, U.S. - Acute respiratory
failure ( Soul - Disco ) Born 1-10-1948 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Three Degrees (They did, "When Will I See You Again").

J.J. Jennings (James Jennings) - Died 6-27-2009 - He was 71 years old - Bassist - Led The J.J. Jennings Band.

Fred Travalena - Died 6-28-2009 in Encino, CA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 10-6-1942 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. - Impressionist, comedian, singer and songwriter - (He did, "Lady Manhattan" and a remake of "I've Got The World On A String") - He was part of the supporting cast for TV's, Good Sports which starred Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett.

Rita Keane - Died 6-28-2009 in Galway ( Traditional Irish ) She was 86 years old - Singer - Worked with her sister Sarah (They did, "Once I Loved" and "When Two Lovers Meet") and with The Keane's Ceili Band and Paddy Maloney.

Terry Black - Died 6-28-2009 in Kamloops, B.C. - Multiple sclerosis - He was 62 years old - Singer - (He did, "Unless You Care" and "Kisses For My Baby") - Worked with his wife, Laurel Ward (They did, "Goin' Down (On The Road To L.A.)" and "Waves Of Emotion") and with Dr. Music, Glen Campbell and Leon Russell.

Abednego Nakale  - Died 6-28-2009 in Okongo in the Ohangwena Region, Namibia - Hit by a car - He was 46 years old - Musician - Was a member of Ovakwaita VokOkongo.

Cary Jaquish - Died 6-28-2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. - Motorcycle accident ( Jazz - Funk ) He was 32 years old - Bassist - Worked with Chrome, O-6, Shilo, The Northside Jazz Ensemble and Stoll Vaughn.

Tom Wilkes - Died 6-28-2009 Pioneertown, CA, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 7-30-1939 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Album cover designer - He worked on albums covers for The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker, Hugh Masekela, Captain Beefheart, King Curtis, Neil Young, Dave Mason, Barbra Streisand and George Harrison - Was an art director for the 1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival.

Seth Van Wie (Seth Samuel Cronson) - Died 6-28-2009 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 3-7-1963 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Musician - (He did, "One Thin Sheet" and Corroding The Road") - Worked with Felony, Fine Line and Shiva.

El Brujo (Alfonso Cordoba) - Died 6-29-2009 in Quibdo, Choco, Colombia ( Afrocolombian ) Born 1926 - Singer and composer - Was a member of Los Mayorales Del Ritmo and Los Negritos Del Ritmo.

Sandra Warfield (Flora Jean Bornstein) - Died 6-29-2009 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Complications of a stroke ( Opera - Cabaret ) Born 6-8-1921 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - Singer - Worked atThe Met and The Zurich Opera and performed cabaret at Manhattan's, Don't Tell Mama  - She had been married to singer, James McCracken.

Bert van der Wiel - Died 6-29-2009 ( Pop ) Born 1945 - Singer - Was a member of Champagne (They did, "Rock And Roll Star" and "Valentino")-

Harve Presnell (George Harvey Presnell) - Died 6-30-2009 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 9-14-1933 in Modesto, California, U.S. - Actor and singer - (He did, "Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie" and "Streets Of Laredo") - He was in the Broadway musicals, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Annie - Worked with Marilyn Horne and The Roger Wagner Chorale.

David Taylor - Died 6-30-2009 in Texas, U.S. - Car accident after a tire blew out ( Metal ) Born 12-5-1964 - Singer - Was a member of Drive (They did, "I Need The Nights" and "Heroes Road").

Joe Paquin (Joseph C. Paquin) - Died 6-30-2009 in California, U.S. - Cancer ( Hippiebilly - Cajun Rock ) Born 1-22-1948 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Only Human" and "Little White Dot") - Was a member of The Sundogs (They did, "Treat Me Like A Dog" and "Hand to Hand Guitar")- Worked with his son guitarist, Luke Paquin.

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