The Dead Rock Stars Club, an extensive list of dead musicians and singers of Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Country, Rap and Folk who have passed away - 2010 July to December

Doc Rock Presents,

2010 July to December
 Welcome to The Dead Rock Stars Club! This site is a list of dead rock singers and musicians, dead people associated with rock and dead people whose music helped influence and create rock (which I feel includes Jazz and Country artists), sorted by the date of their demise. This is a tribute to them.

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2010 July to December

Frank Ellringmann - Died 7-1-2010 - He was 45 years old - Drummer - Worked with Phonix, Khaily, Herzblut and Stinkstiefel.

Ilene Woods (Jacquelyn Ruth Woods) - Died 7-1-2010 in Canoga Park - Causes related to Alzheimer's disease - Born 5-5-1929 in Portsmouth, NH, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" and "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" for the Disney film, Cinderella) - Worked with Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, and Paul Whiteman - She had been married to drummer, Ed Shaughnessy.

Lele (aka El Arma Secreta) (Victor Alexis Rivera Santiago) - Died 7-1-2010 in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico - Shot ( Rap ) He was 24 years old - He was half of the duo, Lele & Endo (They did, "Asi Se Vive En El Case" and "Frontua") - Wrote songs for Hector El Father and Cosculluela.

George Newcom - Died 7-1-2010 in Red Bluff, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( R&B - Rock ) He was 63 years old - Drummer and DJ - Was a member of The Loading Zone (They did, "Don't Lose Control (Of Your Soul)" and "Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead").

 Homer Pass (Homer Ray Pass) - Died 7-1-2010 in Lewisville, Indiana, U.S. - Cancer ( Country - Bluegrass ) Born 7-23-1926 in Tennessee, U.S. - Sang and played piano, bass, banjo and fiddle - Worked with Mike Butler - Old Time Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mick Large - Died 7-1-2010 - Heart attack - He was 68 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Gene Pitney.

M. G. Radhakrishnan (Malabar Gopalan Nair Radhakrishnan) - Died 7-2-2010 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - Illness -  Born 8-8-1937 in Haripad, Alappuzha District, Kerala, India - Singer and musical director - Sang for the movie, Kallichellamma and wrote music for the movie, Chenkol - Hosted radio's, "Lalitha Sangeetha Padam" - Brother of singers, K Omanakkutty and M G Sreekumar.

Nicky Russell (aka Mighty Whitey) (Niles Russell) - Died 7-2-2010 - Liver cancer ( Calypso ) Born 1949 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Played guitar and sang - (He did, "Tonight I Wearin' De Crown").

Rabab - Died 7-2-2010 in the United Arab Emirates - Born 1955 in Iraq - Singer - (She did, "Ma-Awssik"  and "Saffak Alik").

David Chapman (David E. Chapman) - Died 7-3-2010 ( Swing ) Born 1-10-1929 in Fall River, MA, U.S. - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with The Nat Pierce Band, Charlie Mariano, Herb Pomeroy, The Boston Pops, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Tribute Band, The Harry James Tribute Band and The Kenny Hadley Big Band.

Gepy & Gepy (aka Sergepy) (Giampiero Scalamogna) - Died 7-3-2010 in Rome, Italy ( Pop - Disco ) Born 6-13-1943 in Rome, Italy - Singer, songwriter and producer - (He did, "" and "Body To Body") - Wrote songs for Fiorella Mannoia and Patty Pravo.

Michel Morvan - Died 7-3-2010  in Brussels - Heart attack ( Folk - Rock ) Born 10-15-1964 - Drummer - Worked with Urban Trad (They did, "Sanomi").

Huang You-di - Died 7-4-2010 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Multiple organ failure - Born 1-12-1912 in Guangdong, China - He wrote about 2,000 songs including, "Azaleas".

David Lane (David Burgess) - Died 7-4-2010 in Hattersley, Hyde, Cheshire, England ( Pop ) Born 11-28-1938 - Singer - Worked with Paul Beattie And The Beats and The Mudlarks (They did, "Tell Him No" and "You're Free To Go") - Huisband of singer, Mary Mudd.

Brian Hicks (Brian Scott Hicks) - Died 7-4-2010 - Cancer ( Lounge - Rock ) Born 6-4-1970 - Played saxophone, flute, melodica and drums - Worked with Tropic Of Cancer (They did, "Cologne" and "Train") and Gizzard (They did, "17 Years Unchained" and "Ole Steel Teeth").

Marc Hoyois - Died 7-4-2010 - Prostate cancer ( Pop ) He was 64 years old - Drummer - Worked with The Adams Orchestra - He had been married to singers, Ann Christy and Liliane Saint - Pierre.

Nana Coyote (Tsietsi Daniel Motijoane) (aka The wild dog) - Died 7-5-2010 in Johannesburg - Illness ( Jazz - Soul ) Born 1955 in Lesotho - Singer - (He did, " Majaja" and "Roma nna ntate") - Worked with The Black Five, Uhuru, Sankomota, Stimela ("Whisper In The Deep (Phinda Mzala)"), Ozila ("I'm Suffering") and Steve Kekana ("Take Your Love").

Brazeal Dennard - Died 7-5-2010 - ( Chorale - Spirituals - African-American Folk ) Born 1-1-1929  in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Singer and pianist - Conducted The Brazeal Dennard Chorale.

David Fanshawe - Died 7-5-2010 - Born 4-19-1942 in Devon, England - Composer and ethnomusicologist - (He wrote, "African Sanctus") - Wrote music for TV's, When The Boat Comes In and The Feathered Serpent.

John Clayton - Died 7-5-2010 in Portland, Dorset, UK - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old - Born in Yardley, Birmingham, UK - Musician - Was a member of The Macey J Quintet and The Dorchester Big Band.

A. T. Mahmud (Abdullah Totong Mahmud) - Died 7-6-2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia - Born 2-3-1930 in Palembang, Indonesia - Composer - Wrote about 500 children's songs including, "Pelangi" and "Ambilkan".

Freddie Silva (Alfredo B. Silva Sr.) - Died 7-6-2010 in New Bedford, MA, U.S. - He was 81 years old - Born in New Bedford, MA, U.S. - Played guitar - Was a member of Toi Grace And The Verdatones (They did, "So Plod" and "Lolinha").

Harvey Fuqua (aka Moondog) - Died 7-6-2010 in Detroit Mich, U.S. - Heart attack ( R&B ) Born 7-27-1929 in Louisville, KY, U.S. - Singer and producer - Was a member of The Crazy Sounds and The Moonglows (They did, "Sincerely") - Worked with Etta James ("If I Can't Have You" and "Spoonful") - Founded Tri-Phi Records and Harvey Records - Produced Tammi Terrell, Marvin Gaye and Sylvester - Worked for Motown - Nephew of singer, Charlie Fuqua and uncle of filmmaker, Antoine Fuqua - Rock And Roll Fall Of Fame Inductee.

Simion Stanciu (aka Syrinx) - Died 7-6-2010 in Geneva, Switzerland - Illness ( Baroque - Classical - Jazz ) Born 12-23-1949 in Bucharest, Romania - Played Pan flute, violin, viola, piano and guitar - Worked with The Moody Blues and Yes.

Alf Carretta (Raffaele Carretta) - Died 7-6-2010 in Hampstead - Lung cancer ( Pop ) He was 93 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Zimmers(They did covers of The Who's, "My Generation" and Queen's, "We Will Rock You").

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

Ezequiel Neves (aka Zeca Jagger) - Died 7-7-2010 - Brain cancer - Music producer and journalist - Produced Cazuza.

Robbie Jansen (Robert Edward Jansen) (aka The Cape Doctor) - Died 7-7-2010 in Cape Town, South Africa ( Jazz - Pop ) Born 1949 in Cape Town, South Africa - Sang and played saxophone, mouth organ, flute and concertina - Worked with The Rockets, Pacific Express, Dollar Brand, Spirits Rejoice, Workforce, Basil Coetzee and the duo of Johnny Clegg & Sipho Mchunu.

Bill Porter (Billy Rhodes Porter) - Died 7-7-2010 near Ogden, Utah, U.S. - Born 6-15-1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. - Sound engineer - Recorded Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph ("Yakety Sax"), Elvis Presley ("Are You Lonesome Tonight"), Al Hirt ("Java"),  Barbra Streisand, Tommy Roe, The Everly Brothers, Diana Ross, Sammy Davis Jr. and Roy Orbison ("Only The Lonely") - He engineered over 7,000 recordings - TEC Awards Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Tom Tonyan (Thomas Douglas Tonyan) - Died 7-7-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Car accident ( Jazz ) Born 7-3-1951 - Keyboardist, composer and arranger - Worked with Guy Hawke, Red Holloway and Sonny Craver.

Lelio Luttazzi - Died 7-8-2010 - Born 4-27-1923 in Trieste, Italy - Peripheral neuropathy - Singer, composer, pianist and actor - (He did, "Senza Cerini" and "Timido Twist") - His songs have been recorded by Mina, Quartetto Cetra and Sophia Loren.

Sugar Minott (Lincoln Barrington Minott) - Godfather of Dancehall - Died 7-10-2010 in Kingston, Jamaica - Possibly from angina pectoris ( Reggae ) Born 5-25-1956 - Singer, guitarist, percussionist and producer - (He did, "Hang On Natty" and "Lovers Rock") - Was a member of The African Brothers - Founded The Black Roots label.

Mimis Gioulekas - Died 7-10-2010 ( Folk ) He was 65 years old - Singer (He did, "Oi kanavouries (Otan pethano valte me)").

Walter Hawkins (Bishop Walter L. Hawkins) - Died 7-11-2010 in Ripon, CA, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Gospel ) Born 5-18-1949 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Singer - Founded The Love Center Choir (They did, "Goin To A Place" and "He's That Kind Of Friend,") - Was a member of The Edwin Hawkins Singers (They did, "Oh Happy Day") - Worked with Van Morrison, Sylvester, Jeffrey Osborne and Diahann Carroll - Brother of musician, Edwin Hawkins - Christian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sue Dunlop - Died 7-11-2010 - Cancer ( Folk - Rock - Country ) She was 51 years old - Born in Napier, New Zealand - Singer, guitarist and bassist - (She did, "Better Than Normal" and "Look Past The Fool").

Tuli Kupferberg - Died 7-12-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. ( Rock - Folk ) Born 9-28-1923 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer, percussionist, poet, author and cartoonist - Was a member of The Fugs (They did, "Nothing" and "Supergirl").

Paulo Moura - Died 7-12-2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Lymphoma ( Jazz - Symphonic ) Born in 1933 Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil - Clarinetist and saxophonist - (He did, "Guadeloupe" and "Tarde de chuva") - Worked with The Municipal Theatre Orchestra, Dalva de Oliveira, Osvaldo Borba's orchestra, Sergio Mendes, Raphael Rabello, Edson Machado, Zacarias e Sua Orquestra, Orquestra Cipo and Cannonball Adderley ("Groovy Sambas" and "Batida Differentes").

Olga Guillot - Queen of bolero - Died 7-12-2010 in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. ( Bolero ) Born 10-9-1922 in Santiago, Cuba - Singer - (She did, "Mienteme" and "Contigo en la Distancia") - She was half of  Duo Hermanitas Guillot - Godmother of singer, Jose Jose.

Ben Lacy - Died 7-12-2010 in Pueblo, Colorado, U.S. ( Country ) Born in 9-25-1919 in Wiley, Colorado, U.S. - Fiddler - He and his wife Fern founded The Prairie Ramblers (Not to be confused with The Prairie Ramblers of Kentucky who worked with Patsy Montana).

Manohari Singh - Died 7-13-2010 in Mumbai, Maharashtra India - Cardiac arrest - Born 3-8-1948 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India - Saxophonist - He can be heard on "Gaata rahe mera dil" from the movie Guide and on songs from the films Chalte Chalte and Veer Zaara - Released the album, Sax Appeal.

Oleseng (Oleseng Shuping) - Died 7-13-2010 in Pretoria South Africa - Pneumonia ( Gospel ) He was 47 years old - Singer - (He did, "Phutha Malao" and "I Need Your Touch") - Worked with The Atteridgeville Happy Boys.

Roosevelt Brodie - Died 7-13-2010 - Complications of diabetes ( R&B ) He was 75 years old - Born in New York, U.S.- Singer - Was a member of The Blue Notes (They did, "If You Love Me" and "There Is Something In Your Eyes, Eloise").

Madalina Petru (Madalina Manole) - Died 7-14-2010 Valenii de Munte, Romania - Suicide ( Pop - Folk ) Born 7-14-1967  in Otopeni, Romania - Singer - (She did, "Rock-Ul-Iubiri" and "Fata Draga").

Gene Ludwig - Died 7-14-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 9-4-1937 in Twin Rocks, PA, U.S. - Organist and pianist - (He did, "Layin' Back" and "Sugar") - Worked with Sonny Stanton, Gene Barr, Sonny Stitt, Pat Martino, Bill Easley, Randy Caldwell, Walt Maddox and Arthur Prysock.

Joan A. Meltzer (aka Jenny Fields) - Died 7-14-2010 - She was 72 years old - Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - DJ, lyricist, singer and musician - (Co-wrote Peter Allen's, "I Can Tell A Lie") - She had been married to lyricist, Ed Kleban.

Hank Cochran (Garland Perry Cochran) - Died 7-15-2010 in Hendersonville, TN, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Country ) Born 8-2-1935 in Isola, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - (He did, "Sally Was a Good Old Girl" and "I Just Burned A Dream") - He was half of the duo, The Cochran Brothers (with Eddie Cochran who he is not related to) - His songs have been recorded by Patsy Cline ("I Fall To Pieces"), Elvis Costello, George Strait, Burl Ives ("A Little Bitty Tear"), Ray Price ("Make The World Go Away"), Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Gilley, Natalie Cole, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard ("It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)"), Elvis Presley, Linda Ronstadt and Eddy Arnold ("I Want To Go With You") - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Mississippi Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Daisuke Ochida - Died 7-15-2010 ( Metal ) Born 7-30-1978 in Tokyo, Japan - Singer - Was a member of Kagerou (They did, "Saigo no Kensa" and "Eroa").

Derek Nally - Died 7-15-2010 in Drogheda, Co Louth - Heart attack - He was 59 years old - Promoter - Managed Ham Sandwich and Juliet Turner.

Knut Stensholm (Knut Ragnar Stensholm) - Died 7-15-2010 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 4-6-1954 - Drummer - Was a member of Sambandet who backed Age Aleksandersen - Worked with The Valley Boys.

Selmi Andak - Died 7-15-2010 in Istanbul, Turkey - Born 1921 in Izmir , Turkey - Composer - (He wrote Gokhan Abur', "Bir gun karsilasirsak" and Hayalimdeki Adam's, "Yeliz").

Michael Porter - Died 7-15-2010 - Huntington's disease ( Jazz ) Born 2-16-1952 in Pennysylvania, U.S. - Played accordian and clarinet - Worked with Jazzberry Jam, The Tucson Jazz Orchestra and Tony Malaby.

Carlos Torres Vila (Carlos Alberto Torres) - Died 7-16-2010 in San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Illness ( Folk ) Born 11-9-1946 in Los Toldos, Argentina - Singer - (He did, "Que pasa entre los dos" and "La Enganera").

Fred Carter Jr. (Fred F. Carter Jr.) - Died 7-17-2010 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Complications of a stroke ( Rock - Country ) Born 12-31-1933 in Winnsboro, LA, U.S. - Sang and played and guitar, fiddle and mandolin - (He did, "Happy Tears" and "Not I Pretty Baby") - Worked with  Bob Dylan ("Lay Lady Lay"), Muddy Waters, Roy Orbison, The Band, Waylon Jennings, Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars, Conway Twitty, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Robbins ("El Paso"), Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Dale Hawkins, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Dottie Rambo and Simon And Garfunkel ("The Boxer") - Father of singer, Deana Carter.

Yoshiko Ishii - Died 7-17-2010 in Tokyo, Japan - Liver failure ( Chanson - Jazz ) Born 8-4-1922 - Singer.

Skip Chavis - Died 7-17-2010 - Complications of lung cancer ( Soul - R&B - Blues - Funk ) Born 11-16-1945 - Played guitar, banjo, trumpet, trombone, flute, keyboards and drums and sang - Was a member of Westbound Freeway (They did, "Right Or Wrong") - Worked with James Brown, The Charles Spurling Rhythm And Blues Band, Leroy Ellington And The E-Funk Band, The Cliff Lash Orchestra, Sound Doctrine, Robert "H-Bomb" Ferguson and Hank Ballard.

Jen Bower (Jean Bower) (Jen Nelson) - Died 7-17-2010 - Singer and actress - Appeared in Broadway's, The Sound Of Music and Christine.

Preston Webber (Preston Eugene Webber) - Died 7-18-2010 in Lexington, KY, U.S. - He was 70 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Pat Horine.

Frankie Buhr (Frank Buhr) - Died 7-18-2010 in Iowa City, IA, U.S. - Illness - He was 82 years old - Singer and musician - Led The Frank Buhr Band - Worked with Leo Greco and Gene Mealhow.

Charles McDaniel (Charles William McDaniel) - Died 7-18-2010 in West Toledo, OH, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 3-17-1927 in Fairfield, Ala., U.S. - Played pianio, organ, saxophone, clarinet and French horn - Was a member of The Royal Swanks.

Larry Keith (Lawrence Keith) - Died 7-18-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Cancer - Born 3-1-1931 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer and actor - Appeared in the musicals, Caroline Or Change and Titanic - Acted in the TV soap opera, All My Children.

Andy Hummel - Died 7-19-2010 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 59 years old - Born in Valley Forge, Penn., U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of Rock City, Icewater and Big Star (They did, "Thirteen" and "The India Song").

Nick De Bona - Died 7-19-2010 ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The Del Monicos.

Hal Pickens (aka Hal Mitchell) - Died 7-19-2010 - Illness - He was 73 years old - DJ and song writer - Produced Jimmy Holiday.

Shirley Evans - Died 7-?-2010 - Born in 1932 in Birkenhead - Accordionist and singer - Worked with The Norrie Paramour Orchestra backing Cliff Richard and worked with The Al Podesta Accordion Band and The Beatles (on the unreleased, "Shirley's Wild Accordion") - Appears in The Beatles' film, Magical Mystery Tour.

Robert Sandall (Robert Paul Sandall) - Died 7-20-2010 - Born 6-9-1952 in Pinner, north-west London, England - Rock journalist and guitarist - He wrote for The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Rolling Stone, Q and GQ - Worked for Virgin Records - Co-hosted radio's, Mixing It.

Tassos Papastamatis - Found dead 7-20-2010 in Athens, Greece - He had been dead for about two weeks ( Rock - Pop ) He was 72 years old - Singer - (He did, "Rosetta" and "Days Of Love") - Was a member of The Forminx (They did, "Our Last September" and "A Precious White Rose").

Robert Tharpe (aka Tommy Dark) - Died 7-20-2010 - Complications of colon cancer - Born 12-6-1937 - He was a member of The Ideals (They did, "The Gorilla") and was half of the duo, Tom & Jerrio (They did, "Boo-Ga-Loo" and Boomerang") - Was a road manager for Gene Chandler.

Doug Oldham (Doug Reed Oldham) - Died 7-21-2010 in Charlottesville, VA, U.S. (Gospel ) He was 79 years old - Singer - (He did, "He Touched Me" and "A Rich Man Am I") - Performed for six U.S. presidents - Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Harry Beckett (Harold Winston Beckett) - Died 7-22-2010 in London, England ( Jazz ) Born 5-30-1935 in Saint Michael, Barbados - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - Was a membere of The Orchestre National de Jazz - Worked with Charles Mingus, Graham Collier,  Keef Hartley, The Brotherhood Of Breath, Jah Wobble, Pierre Dorge's New Jungle Band, David Sylvian, The Wrong Object, Keith Tippett, Phil Manzanera, Julie Tippetts and David Murray.

Phillip Walker - Died 7-22-2010 - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 2-11-1937 near Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "Hello My Darling") - Worked with Lonesome Sundown, Roscoe Gordon, Lonnie Brooks, The Mannish Boys and Clifton Chenier - He was married to singer, Ina (aka Bea Bopp) - Second cousin of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

Margaret Ann Rich (Margaret Ann Greene) - Died 7-22-2010 in Germantown, TN, U.S. ( Country ) Born in 12-15-1933 in Forrest City, St. Francis County, Arkansas, U.S. - Songwriter - (She wrote songs for her husband Charlie Rich, "A Sunday Kind Of Woman" and "Nothing In The World") - Her songs have been recorded by Ricky Van Shelton ("Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs"), Tom Jones ("Field Of Yellow Daisies"), Kris Kristofferson ("A Part Of Your Life"), Rita Coolidge and Bobby "Blue" Bland - Founding member of The Memphis chapter of The National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences.

Dick Buckley - Died 7-22-2010 in Oak Park, IL, U.S. - Born 8-26-1925 in Decatur, Indiana, US. - Jazz historian and DJ - Hosted radio's, "Jazz Forum", "Archives Of Jazz" and "Jazz With Dick Buckley" - He could be heard on the radio for over fifty years.

John Campbell - Died 7-22-2010 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Illness - He was 79 years old - Born in Glenora Falls - Played fiddle - (He wrote, "Sandy MacIntyre's Trip to Boston" and "Highway Reel") - Worked with Doug MacPhee - Son of fiddler Dan J. Campbell.

Willem Breuker - Died 7-23-2010 - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) Born 11-4-1944 in Amsterdam, Netherlands - Saxophonist and clarinetist - Led The Willem Breuker Kollektief ("Met De Geit" and "Congratulation Cigar") - Was a member of The Instant Composers Pool (ICP), The Globe Unity Orchestra and The Gunter Hampel Group - Worked with Henk De Jonge ("Jumping Shark" and "Bellyflop"), Loes Luca and The Soesja Citroen Sextet.

Chuck McCabe - Died 7-23-2010 in Santa Clara, CA, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Folk - Rock - Blues - Jazz - Bluegrass ) Born 8-24-1944 - Sang and played guitar and banjo - (He did, "You Took The Time" and "I'd Rather Be In Redding") - Worked with The Alpiners and Emerald.

Jeff Tyquiengco (Jeffery Soriano Tyquiengco) (aka Carabao) - Cancer - Died 7-23-2010 - He was 49 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Marianas Homegrown (They did, "Crusin'" and "Bonitu Na' Lugat").

Tiny Harris  (Grady Leonard Harris) - Died 7-23-2010 - Complications from a blood clot - Born 10-14-1928 in Oklahoma, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Led The Tiny Harris Band - Worked with Freddie Hart and Tammy Wynette.

Ate Doornbosch - The Alan Lomax of the Netherlands - Died 7-23-2010 in Nuis, Groningen Province, The Netherlands ( Folk ) Born 1-1-1926 in Schiedam, Zuid-Holland - Song hunter and broadcaster - Hosted one of the longest-running radio series in Dutch and European broadcasting history "Onder de Groene Linde" (Under the green linden) -  His work influenced Dutch folk revival bands such as Wolverlei and Fungus.

John Callahan - Died 7-24-2010 ( Rock - Folk ) Born 2-5-1951 in Portland, Oregon - Cartoonist, artist, singer and musician - (He did. "Touch Me Someplace I Can Feel" and "Purple Winos In The Rain") - Worked with Tom Waits.

Nat Raider - Died 7-24-2010 in Montreal, Canada - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 8-2-1929 in Montreal, Canada -  Played trumpet - Led The Nat Raider Orchestra - Was a member of Radio-Canada's house orchestra - Worked with Bob HiIdreth's Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, Barry White, Rod Stewart, Paul Anka, Anne Murray, Michael Buble, Daniele Dorice and Happy Baxter (Burt Bacharach).

Todd Sampson - Died 7-25-2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - After a concert ( Punk ) Born 1964 - Singer - Was a member of The Swell, M.I.A., Self Abuse and Sampson's Army.

Manfred Schulze - Died 7-25-2010 in Berlin ( Jazz ) Born 8-17-1934 - Played saxophone and clarinet - Was a member of The Modern Jazz Big Band 65, The Hannes Zerbe Blechband and The Gerd Stein Combo.

Steve Lage (Stephen Allen Lage) - Died 7-25-2010 in Oakland, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 8-15-1947 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Played piano and bass - Was a member of The Savage Resurrection.

Al Goodman - Died 7-26-2010 ( R&B ) Born 3-31-1947 in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer - He was a member of The Moments (They did, "Love On A Two-Way Street") who became Ray, Goodman & Brown (They did, "Special Lady") - Worked with The Corvettes and The Vipers.

Ben Keith (Bennett Keith Schaeufele) - Died 7-26-2010 on Broken Arrow Ranch in California, U.S. - Heart attack ( Country - Rock ) Born 3-6-1937 in Fort Riley, Texas, U.S. - Steel guitarist, singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Pegi Young Band - Worked with Neil Young, Otis Blanton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Ann Murray, Ringo Starr, Lonnie Mack, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline, Ian And Sylvia, Terry Reid, Paul Butterfield, Emmylou Harris, Todd Rundgren, Mother Earth, Warren Zevon, J.J. Cale, David Crosby and Graham Nash.

Jessica Villarreal (Jessica Rachel Lopez) (aka Baby J and Jeska) - Died 7-26-2010 - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) Born 7-26-1973 -  Singer - Was a member of One Of Sixx (They did, "Cry Of The Banshee" and "Nite Ryder") - Wife of singer, Vikk Villarreal (aka Vikk Real).

Ronnie Adams (Ronald Adams) (aka Rokes) - Died 7-26-2010 ( Pop ) Born 8-1-1951- Guitarist - Was a member of The Voodoo Band and The Poppets (They did, "Crownless Affair").

Art Mineo - Died 7-27-2010 - Pulmonary fibrosis ( Jazz - Opera ) Born 8-28-1918 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Pianist and bassist - Worked with Buddy Raye - Arranged for Paul Whitehead - He was married to musician, Toni Mineo.

Maurice Hines Sr. (Maurice Robert Hines) - Died 7-27-2010 - Illness - Born 2-9-1922 in North Carolina, U.S. - Drummer - He was a member of Hines, Hines And Dad - Father of singers and actors,Gregory Hines and Maurice Hines Jr..

Johnny Carson (John L. Carson) - Died 7-27-2010 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Heart failure ( Country ) Born  4-15-1933 in Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Promoter, manager, publisher and producer - Co-founder of Fiddlin' John Carson Productions - Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Chris Dagley - Died 7-28-2010 in White City, London, England - Motorcycle accident ( Jazz ) He was 39 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The James Pearson Trio - Worked with Lionel Richie, Benny Golson, Randy Brecker, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Gary Barlow, Westlife, The Osmonds, Jim Mullen, Don Weller and Take That.

Katarzyna Sobczyk (Kazimiera Sawicka) - Died 7-28-2010 in Warsaw, Poland - Breast cancer ( Rock ) Born 2-14-1945 in Tyczyn, Poland - Singer - Was a member of Czerwono-Czarni and Wiatraki - She was married to singer, Henryk Fabian.

John Aylesworth - Died 7-28-2010 in Rancho Mirage, CA, U.S. - Complications of pneumonia - Born 8-16-1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Writer and producer - Co-creator of TV's, Hee Haw - Wrote for Your Hit Parade, The Andy Williams Show,  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, The Judy Garland Show, Hullabaloo, The Sonny And Cher Show and The Julie Andrews Hour.

Derf Scratch (Frederick Milner III) (aka Fred Scratch) - Died 7-28-2010 ( Punk - Country ) Bassist, guitarist and saxophonist - Was a member of Fear (They did, "Fresh Flesh" and "Getting The Brush").

Etiene T Boy - Died 7-28-2010 in Ajegunle, Lagos State, Nigeria ( Afrobeat ) Singer - (He did, "Chop Chop").

Martin Drew - Died 7-29-2010 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 2-11-1944 in Northampton, England - Drummer - Was a member of Our Band and Celebrating The Jazz Couriers - Worked with Ronnie Scott, Eddie Thompson, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and Oscar Peterson.

Clinton Croff (Clinton Gilbert Croff Sr.) - Died 7-29-2010 in Glacier National Park, West Glacier, Montana, U.S. - He was 30 years old - Drummer and singer - Worked with Midnight Express and Black Lodge.

Stefka Sabotinova - Died 7-30-2010 ( Bulgarian Folk ) Born 4-2-1930 in Rozov Kladenec, municipality of Stara Zagora, in south-east Bulgaria - Singer - Worked with Filip Koutev.

Krystyna Stolarska (aka Gayga) - Died 7-30-2010 in Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland - Illness ( Rock -  Punk ) Born 10-30-1954 in Bedzin, Poland - Singer and violinist - (She did, "Ja ruchomy cel" and "Graj, nie zaluj strun") - Was a member of Amazonki (They did, "A mnie w to graj" and "and "Cos  jeszcze") - Worked with Din ("Nie Lubie Swoich Snow" and "Jestem Zajeta, Ciezko Pracuje").

Richard Lopez (aka Scar) - Died 7-30-2010 in Garden Grove - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 5-18-1945 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Bobby And The Classics who became Cannibal And The Headhunters (They did, "Land Of 1000 Dances" and "Please Baby Please").

Paul Ablett - Died 7-30-2010 - From njuries after falling into a river ( Folk ) He was 57 years old - Guitarist and artist.

Spartacus R (aka Roy Bedeau) - Died 7-30-2010 - Acute myeloid leukaemia ( Afro Rock ) Born 9-3-1948 in Aruba - Bassist, singer, percussionist, poet and author - Was a member of Osibisa (They did, "Spirits Up Above" and "Move On") - Worked with Eddy Grant and Eddie Murphy - Founder of internet radio station, GAPRadio.

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

William Nichols - Died 7-31-2010 - After a house he was working in exploded ( Rock ) He was 48 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Fatty Mac.

Dwight Radcliff - Died 7-31-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 10-4-1954 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of Living Proof - Worked with Stevie Wonder - He was a president and chief executive of the United States Veterans Initiative.

Mohammad Nouri - Died 7-31-2010 - Blood disorder ( Persian Pop - Folk ) Born 10-22-1929 in Tehran, Iran - Singer - (He did, "Jaan-e Maryam" and "Iran, Iran").

Mitch Miller (Mitchell William Miller) - Died 7-31-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 7-4-1911 in Rochester, NY, U.S. - Record company executive, conductor and oboist - Led Mitch Miller And The Gang ("Tzena, Tzena, Tzena" and "The Yellow Rose Of Texas") and Mitchell Miller And His Orchestra - Worked with Charlie Parker, David Mannes, George Gershwin, Andre Kostelanetz and Percy Faith - Worked for Mercury and Columbia records - He hosted TV's , Sing Along With Mitch - Helped with the careers of Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Patti Page and Rosemary Clooney.

Rosey Hatcher (Roosevelt Hatcher) - Died 7-31-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 4-16-1941, in Birmingham, Ala., U.S. - Played saxophone, flute, guitar, piano, organ and bagpipes - Worked with John Coltrane, David "Fathead" Newman, Hank Crawford, Eddie Harris, Wes Montgomery and Voodoo Libido - Alabama Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.

George Richey (George Richardson) - Died 7-31-2010 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( Country ) Born 11-30-1935 in Promise Land, Ark., U.S. - Songwriter, producer, manager, keyboardist and fiddler - (Co-wrote Tammy Wynette's, "Til I Can Make It On My Own" and "A Picture Of Me (Without You)") - Worked with Ringo Starr, Tommy James, Marty Robbins, Lefty Frizzell and Kenny Rodgers - His songs have been recorded by George Jones, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Lynn Anderson, Ferlin Husky, Dwight Yoakam, Tanya Tucker, Dottie West and Barbara Mandrell - Managed Tammy Wynette who he had been married to.

Ian Nicol - Died 7-?-2010 - He was 56 years old - Singer and musician - Worked with Haggerdash.

Makh Daniels - Died 8-1-2010 in Medford, OR, U.S. - Van accident ( Metal ) He was 28 years old - Singer - Was a member of Early Graves (They did, "Ghost Among Us" and "Safety Net Acrobats").

Darren Davies - Died 8-1-2010 ( Punk ) Born 1968 - Bassist - Was a member of Slowjam (They did, "Square Peg" and "Couch Potato").

Travis Harrelson (Travis Miles Harrelson) - Died 8-1-2010 in Seal Beach, CA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 8-15-1929 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Played ukulele - Worked with Don Wilson and Eddie Montana.

Dmitrij Jezuta - Died 8-1-2010 - Born 5-31-1968 - Singer - Was a member of Tumannyj Ston.

Mitch Jayne (Mitchell Jayne) - Died 8-2-2010 - Cancer ( Bluegrass ) Born 7-5-1930 in Hammond, IN, U.S. - Played double bass - Was a member of The Dillards -  The Dillards portrayed the fictional band The Darlings on TV's, The Andy Griffith Show - International Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jerry Burchard (Gerard Lester Burchard III) - Died 8-2-2010 ( Rock ) Born 3-2-1948 - Singer and pianist - Was a member of 2 plus 2 - Worked with Elliot Murphy's Aqua Show, The Epic Splendor and The Good Rats.

Bobby Hebb (Robert Von Hebb) - Died 8-3-2010 in Nashville, TN, U.S. ( Soul - Pop - Jazz - Rock - R&B ) Born 7-26-1938 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, trumpeter and guitarist - (He did, "Sunny" and "A Satisfied Mind") - Worked with Bo Diddley ("Diddley Daddy") and Roy Acuff in The Smoky Mountain Boys - His songs have been recorded by Dusty Springfield, The Classics IV, Electric Flag, James Brown, Cher, Lou Rawls ("A Natural Man"), Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Del Shannon and Nick Cave.

Sonny Anderson (Walter Anderson) - Died 8-3-2010 - Born 8-14-1923 - Percussionist, arranger and conductor - Was a director of Casting and Talent Booking for Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Epcot, a President for The International Foundation Of Jazz, a member of the Board Of Directors Of The Country Music Association and a member of American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers.

Mac McGuire (Cornelius McGuire) - Died 8-4-2010 ( Gospel ) He was 86 years old - Guitarist - (He wrote, "He Will Provide").

Ade Cook - Died 8-4-2010 - Cancer ( Rock ) Musician - Worked with Wally.

Jeff Moyo - Died 8-5-2010 in Tlhabane, Rustenburg, South Africa - Ruptured gastric ulcer - He was 34 years old - Singer - Was a member of 3 Sum.

A.J. Tuminello - Died 8-5-2010 - Cancer - He was 82 years old - Drummer - Worked with Dale Hawkins ("Susie Q" and "See You Soon Baboon"), James Burton and  Philip Tuminello.

Derek Boulton - Died 8-5-2010 in London, England - Cancer - He was 82 years old - Managed Tony Bennett and The Ted Heath Orchestra - Was a copywriter for Glenn Miller and an agent for Robert Farnon - Created Horatio Nelson Records which released recordings by Jack Parnell, Vera Lynn, Alyn Ainsworth, Anne Shelton, Sheila Southern, Kenny Baker, Max Bygraves, Don Lusher and Laurie Johnson's London Big Band.

Chris Dedrick (Christopher Dedrick) (aka Joyce Wassmansdorff) - Died 8-6-2010 - Cancer ( Baroque Pop ) Born 9-12-1947 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Free Design (They did, "Don't Turn Away" and "Kites Are Fun") - Wrote music for the films, The Saddest Music In The World and Childstar - Worked with The Canadian Brass, Barry Mann, Peter, Paul And Mary, The Star-Scape Singers, Melissa Manchester, Simon And Garfunkel and James Taylor.

Catfish Collins (Phelps J. Collins Jr.) - Died 8-6-2010 - Cancer ( Funk - Soul ) Born 10-17-1943 in Cincinnati, OH, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Pacemakers, The J.B.'s and The House Guests (They did, "What So Never The Dance" and "My Mind Set Me Free") - Worked with James Brown ("Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine") and "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose"), Funkadelic ("You Hit The Nail On The Head" and "Loose Booty"), Deee-Lite, Freekbass, H-Bomb and Bootsy's Rubber Band - Brother of singer and bassist, Bootsy Collins.

Clyde Kerr Jr. - Died 8-6-2010 - Illness ( Jazz ) He was 67 years old - Played trumpet and flugel horn - (He did, "Sylvia's Kitchen" and "This Is Now!") - Worked with Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, The Jackson Five, The O'Jays, The Neville Brothers, LaBelle, Jackie Wilson, Allen Toussaint, Tony Bennett and Dr. John - He also was a teacher whose students included Irvin Mayfield, Terence Blanchard, Christian Scott, Nicholas Payton and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.

Roberto Cantoral (Roberto Cantoral Garcia) - Died 8-7-2010 in Toluca, Mexico - Heart attack - Born 6-7-1935 in Tamaulipas, Mexico - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Un poquito de pecado" and "Yo no voy a la guerra") - Was a member of Hermanos Cantoral and Los Tres Caballeros - His songs have been recorded by Charo, Joan Baez, Jose Feliciano, Luis Miguel, Dalida, Vikki Carr, Neil Sedaka, Linda Ronstadt and Antonio Prieto - Father of actress, Itati Cantoral.

Windy Austin (Wendell Austin) - Died 8-7-2010 ( Redneck Jazz - Blues ) - Born in California, U.S. - Singer and drummer - Was a member of Zorro And The Blue Footballs and The Hot House Tomato Boys (They did, "Normal" and "Romeo's Last Go Around") - Worked with Big A And The Abilenes, Bill Clinton, Frank Zappa, Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton and Robert Plant.

Ellen Adams (aka Sunshine) (Ellen Odom Adams) - Died 8-7-2010 in Crisp County, GA, U.S. - Car accident - She was 38 years old - Singer - Worked with Running Down Romance - Was a booking agent for Blue Couch Entertainment.

Jack Parnell - Died 8-8-2010 in Southwold, Suffolk, England - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 8-6-1923 in London, England - Played drums and piano and sang - Was a member of The Vic Lewis And Jack Parnell Jazzmen - Worked with  Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Don Lusher, Kenny Baker, Tony Lee, Betty Smith, Tony Archer and Ted Heath Band - Was a musical director for TV's, The Benny Hill Show and a conducter for The Muppet Show - Father of drummer, Ric Parnell.

Dennis Bowers - Died 8-8-2010 in Augusta, GA, U.S. ( Gospel ) He was 51 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Legendary Singing Stars (They did, "For This I Give Your Name The Praise" and "Doing It All For My Savior") - Worked with his son, guitarist and football defensive end, Da'Quan Bowers.

Jon Pieroni (aka Jono) - Died 8-8-2010 - Liver complications ( Rock ) He was 54 years old - Singer - Was a member of Hot Stuff, The Cads Of Badness and The Perones.

 Paul Cuzzupe (Pfc. Paul Orazio Cuzzupe II) (aka Big Red) - Died 8-8-2010 in Akhtar Mohammad Khan, Afghanistan - From an improvised explosive device while serving as a Army combat medic ( Rock ) He was 23 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Seed (They did, "Trapped In A Memory" and "Cut Myself Free") and The Flawless Effect.

Ricky Hayes (aka Ricky Sonic) - Died 8-8-2010 - Allergic reaction to chemotherapy ( Surf Punk ) He was 47 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Emptifish (They did, "I Want That Girl" and "Manta Ray").

Ted Kowalski - Died 8-8-2010 - Heart disease ( Doo-Wop ) Born 5-16-1931 - Singer - Was a member of The Diamonds (They did, "Little Darlin'" and "The Stroll"), The Invictones, The Generations and The Tom DeMoraes Big Band - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mohammad Sikandar Alam - Died 8-9-2010 in Bhubaneswar, India - Heart attack - Born 7-27-1939 in Cuttack, India - Singer - He can be heard in Oriya films such as Adina Megha and Suryamukhi and on about 2,000 songs - Father of actress, Sophia Alam and singer, Nazia Alam.

Betty MacDonald - Died 8-9-2010 ( Jazz ) Singer and violinist - Worked with Joe Beck, Warren Bernhardt, Mike Mainieri, Jack DeJohnette, Tony Levin, Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Dave Brubeck, Happy Traum, David "Fathead" Newman and Jay Anderson.

Glenn Pavone - Died 8-9-2010 - Cancer ( Rock - Blues ) He was 52 years old - Guitarist - Led Glenn Pavone And The Cyclones - Worked with The Bill Blue Band and Billy Price And The Keystone Rhythm Band.

Ezra Ngcukana - Died 8-9-2010 in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa - Natural causes ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 1954 in Port Elizabeth - Saxophonist - Worked with with Roger Kaza, The Four Sounds, Pacific Express, Tete Mbambisa, Sylvia Mdunyelwa and Cups Nkanuka.

Ross Somerville (Ross Andrew Somerville) - Died 8-9-2010 in Belvidere ( Big Band ) Born 5-10-1924 in Belvidere - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with Tony Di Pardo, Ray Robbins, Clyde McCoy, Billy Hill, Bill Hardesty, Svata Ciza, The Mellow Tones and Tex Beneke.

Dana Dawson - Died 8-10-2010 - Colon cancer ( Pop ) Born 8-7-1974 - Singer and actress - (She did, "Ready To Follow You" and "3 Is Family").

Bobby Vince Paunetto - Died 8-10-2010 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Complications of multiple sclerosis ( Jazz ) Born 1944 - Vibraphonist - (He did, "Aguantando" and "Dig It Like This") - Led Commit To Memory - Worked with Tom Harrell, Andy Gonzalez,Jerry Gonzalez and Manny Oquendo.

John Wynn (John F. Wynn) - Died 8-11-2010 - Cancer ( Bluegrass ) Born 1938 in California, U.S. - Played mandolin and banjo and was a mandolin maker - Was a member of SouthWynn- Worked with Bob Ensign And The Stump Jumpers - International Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sesenne (Marie Selipha Descartes) - Died 8-11-2010 in Mon Repos, Saint Lucia - Born 3-28-1914 in La Pointe, Micoud, Saint Lucia - Singer - (She did, "Why").

Bruno S. (Bruno Schleinstein) - Died 8-11-2010 in Berlin, Germany - Born 6-1-1932 most likely in Berlin, Germany - Sang and played accordion and glockenspiel - (He did, "Die Gedanken sind Frei" (Thoughts Are Free) and "Mamatschi") - Appeared in the films, Jeder fur sich und Gott gegen alle and Stroszek.

  Torbjorn Abelli - Died 8-11-2010 ( Psychedelic ) Born 2-10-1945 - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Trad Gras Och Stenar. (They did, "Punkrocker" and "Loket").

Christian Leigh Grill - Died 8-11-2010 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-6-1970 - Drummer - Was a member of The Villians (They did, "Big In France" and " Cold Equations") - Son of singer, Rob Grill of The Grass Roots

Richie Hayward (Richard Hayward) - Died 8-12-2010 - Liver disease ( Rock - Blues - Country ) Born 2-6-1946 in Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Fraternity Of Man (They did, "Don't Bogart Me" and "Last Call For Alcohol"), The Factory and Little Feat (They did, "Tripe Face Boogie" and "Dixie Chicken") - Worked with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Jonny Lang, Nils Lofgren, Ry Cooder, James Cotton, Warren Zevon, Travis Tritt, Tom Waits, Taj Mahal, Stephen Stills, Barbra Streisand, John Cale, Joan Armatrading, Kim Carnes, Robert Palmer, Carly Simon, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton and Bob Seger.

Steve Jordan (Esteban Jordan) (aka El Parche) - Died 8-13-2010 - Liver cancer ( Conjunto - Tejano ) Born 2-23-1939 in Texas, U.S. - Played accordian, saxophone and 34 other instruments - (He did, "Carta Espiritual" and "El Gancho").

Phil Petillo (Dr. Phillip J. Petillo) - Died 8-13-2010 - He was 64 years old - Born in Jersey City - Luthier and inventor - Proprietor of Petillo Masterpiece Guitars - His customers included Bruce Springsteen, Meatloaf, Nils Lofgren, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Ricky Nelson, Herb Ellis, James Taylor, Gene Simmons, Sting, Jim Croce and Tal Farlow.

Craig Van Tilbury (Craig L. Van Tilbury) - Died 8-13-2010 in Tampa, FL, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 7-30-1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. - Guitarist and chess master - Was a member of Greenflash - Worked with Joey Dee And The Starliters, Steve Winwood, Captain Obvious And The Duh Patrol, Barry Gibb, The Coasters, The Shirelles and Gary U.S. Bonds.

Isabella Mason (aka Bella) - Died 8-13-2010 in Newport, Wales, U.K. - Illness - She was 79 years old - Singer and actress - Appeared in the musicials, Call Me Madam, Gigi, Carousel and Hello Dolly - Founder of The STC Girls Choir.

Calvin Anderson (aka CJ Speed Anderson) - Died 8-13-2010 - Colon cancer - Sang and played piano - Was a member of The Envoys - Co-hosted radio's, Happy Time.

Abbey Lincoln (Anna Marie Wooldridge) (aka Gaby Woolridge, Anna Marie and Gaby Lee) - Died 8-14-2010 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 8-6-1930 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "Afro-Blue" and "The World Is Falling Down") - Worked with Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Eric Dolphy and Max Roach (Who she had been married to) - She appeared in the films, Nothing But A Man, For Love Of Ivy and The Girl Can't Help It.

Herman Leonard - Died 8-14-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 1923 in Allentown, PA, U.S. - Photographer - Known for his pictures of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and many others - Author of the books, The Eye Of Jazz and Jazz Memories.

Steve Croson (Steven Herbert Croson)- Died 8-14-2010 in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1950 - Guitarist and singer - Worked with The Organic Cavemen, The Plum Beach Incident, The Penny Arcade, The Yorkshires, Phil Haynes And The Inner Cyrcle, The Magic Reign, Dottie West, Jimmy C. Newman, Louise Mandrell, Billy Joe Royal and Tanya Tucker.

Jorge de la Torre (aka La Borrega) - Died 8-14-2010 ( Rock ) Born 1947 - Singer - Was a member of Xippos Rock who became Los Dug Dug's. (They did, "Eclipse" and "Stupid People").

Ahmad Alaadeen - Died 8-15-2010 - Bladder cancer ( Jazz ) Born 7-24-1934 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Played saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe and piano - Worked with T-Bone Walker, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Della Reese, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, The Count Basie Orchestra, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Tops.

Robert Wilson (Robert Lynn Wilson) - Died 8-15-2010 in Palmdale, CA, U.S. - Possible heart attack ( Funk - R&B ) Born 12-21-1956 in Tulsa, OK, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Greenwood, Archer And Pine Street Band who became The Gap Band (They did, "Outstanding" and "You Dropped A Bomb On Me").

Calvin Huber - Died 8-15-2010 - Complications following bypass surgery ( Rock - Blues ) He was 53 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The J.J. Muggler Band (They did, "Hear The Truth" and "Louisiana Born And Raised") - Worked with Option Zero, Bluesfury, The Bad Dog Blues Band and Thunderbolt.

Vance Wilson (Vance E. Wilson) - Died 8-?-2010 ( Blues ) He was 85 years old - Born in Lancaster - Played saxophone - Worked with Steve Gibson And The Red Caps, Chris Powell and The Five Blue Flames, Clifford Brown, Tammi Terrell, Johnny Mathis, Little Richard and Harry Belafonte.

Marvin Deane - Died 8-16-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart failure - He was 79 years old - Music promotions executive - Worked for for Warner Bros., ABC Dunhill and W.B. Reprise records - Worked with Dolly Parton, Dean Martin, Lionel Richie, The Everly Brothers, Chaka Khan, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, Deep Purple, Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra - Co-founder of Tetragrammaton (with Bill Cosby and Roy Silver).

Johnnie Moon - Died 8-16-2010 ( Jazz ) He was 89 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Hot Lips Page, King Kolax, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.

Dennis Treanor (Dennis M. Treanor) - Died 8-16-2010 in Reno, Nev., U.S. ( Blues ) Born 8-26-1954 - Sang and played fiddle, guitar, bass and piano - Was a member of The Cleatus Mackie Band - Worked with Rawhide and The Troy Robinson Band.

Bernard Wilson - Died 8-16-2010 in St Marys, Georgia, U.S. - Injuries sustained in an accident ( R&B ) He was 72 years old - Singer - Was a member of The 4 Pharaohs (aka The Columbus Pharaohs) (They did, "China Girl" and "Give Me Your Love").

Mac Tontoh (aka Kwaku Bronya) - Died 8-17-2010 in Ghana - Born 12-25-1940 - Played trumpet - He was a member of The Comets (They did, "Pete Pete"), The Uhura Dance Band and Osibisa (They did, "Dance The Body Music" and "The Coffee Song") - Brother of saxophonist, Teddy Osei.

Mike Norman - Died 8-17-2010 - Cancer of the lymphatic system - Born 6-16-1970 on the west coast of Vancouver Island - Singer, bassist, pianist and saxophonist - Worked with Chilliwack, Mike Reno, David Gogo, Jim Byrnes, The Odds, Aaron Pritchett, Johnny Reid, One More Girl, Farmer's Daughter, The Higgins, Rick Tippe, The Lyin' Bastards, David Wills, Beverley Mahood, The Moffatts, Bif Naked, Tim Hearsey, Wide Mouth Mason, Shaun Verrault, Dr. Strangelove, Tom Jackson, The Moffatts, Bif Naked, Colin James and Patricia Conroy.

Steve Fowler - Died 8-17-2010 - Lou Gerhigs's disease - Played flute and saxophone - (He did, "The Pygmy Forest" and "Bikini Paralysis") - He was one of The Fowler Brothers (They did, "Coin Flip" and "Take Out The Garbage") - Worked with Chester Thompson, The Grandmothers, Stan Ridgeway, Brian Setzer, Robert Williams and Brent Lewis.

Big Ron Cartier (Ronald Paul Carter) - Died 8-17-2010 in Queens, New York, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( R&B ) He was 56 years old - Born in Washington, DC, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "How Do You Like Your Loving" and "You're Sweet You're Fine") - Was a member of Timepiece and The Persuaders (They did, "Stayed Away Too Long" and "I'm Coming Home").

Bernie Mayers (Bernard Leon Mayers) - Died 8-17-2010 in Marina del Rey, CA, U.S. - Natural causes - He was 102 years old - Born orn in Lakewood, NJ, U.S. - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with Paul Whiteman, The Dorsey Brothers, Eddie Duchin, Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman - Arranged and orchestrated music for about 70 films including, The King and I  and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - At one time married to actress, Helen Spachner.

Kenny Edwards - Died 8-18-2010 ( Rock - Folk ) Born 2-10-1946 - Guitarist, bassist, singer and songwriter - (He did, "The Sky Keeps Falling" and "Gone Again") - Was a member of The Stone Poneys (They did, "Different Drum" and "Long Long Time") and Bryndle (They did, "I Want To Touch You" and "Just Can't Walk Away") - Worked with Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Rita Coolidge, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Barbi Benton and Emmylou Harris.

Mirda Mirovsky (Jiri Mirovsky) - Died 8-18-2010 in Prague, Czech Republic - Stroke - Born 3-22-1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Recording engineer and studio owner - Recorded albums for Etc..., Tri Sestry, Arakain, Country Beat, Ivan Mladek, Jan Hruby, Dobrohost, Cechomor, Kabat and Visaci Zamek.

Michael Been - Died 8-19-2010 in Hasselt, Belgium - Heart attack ( Rock - New Wave ) Born 1950 in Oklahoma, U.S.- Singer, guitarist and bassist - (He did, "In My Head" and "To Feel This Way") - Was a member of Lovecraft (They did, "We Can All Have It Together" and "Lady Come Softly") and The Call (They did, "The Walls Came Down" and "I Still Believe (Great Design)") - Sound engineer for The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club of who his son, Robert Been is a bassist.

Dick Maloney - Died 8-19-2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ( Jazz ) Born 3-17-1933 - Singer and radio host - (He did, "No More Searching" and "Casablanca Love Song").

Jimmy Duckworth (James Dwight Duckworth) - Died 8-19-2010 - Born 1-20-1953 in Charlotte - Played guitar and banjo - Worked with Michael Feinstein, Bill Conti, Bernadette Peters, The Unifour Band, The Charlotte Symphony, Luciano Pavarotti, Patti Lapone, Rita Moreno, Joel Gray, Johnny Cash, Kathy Lee Gifford and Louie Bellson.

Charles Haddon - Died 8-20-2010 in Hasselt, Belgium - Fell or jumped from a telecommunications mast - Singer - Was a member of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (They did, "Dance The Way I Feel" and "These New Knights").

Ron Stewart - Died 8-20-2010 - Following a stroke ( Country ) - He was 74 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Country By Choice - He had been a mayor of Independence, Missouri for 12 years.

Jeff Williams (Geoff Williams) - Died 8-20-2010 in Crete - Heart attack ( Pop - Rock ) He was 71 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Beltones who became The Hi-Fis and then The Kestrels (They did, "Chapel In The Moonlight" and "We Were Wrong").

Christoph Schlingensief (Christoph Maria Schlingensief) - Died 8-21-2010 - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-24-1960 -  Director, actor, artist and author - Was a member of Die Vier Kaiserlein (They did, "Wunder gibt es immer wieder").

Leila Ann Greenstone - Died 8-21-2010 in West Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Lymphoma - She was 76 years old - Studio manager and singer - Worked for Kendun Recorders and Western Recorders scheduling for The Beach Boys, The Mamas And The Papas and Frank Sinatra - Sang with The Civic Light Opera and Burbank Temple Emmanue.

Prince Davis Jr.  - Died 8-21-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 3-11-1923 in Dayton, OH, U.S. - Played saxophone - Led The Prince Davis Group - Worked with Superband International, The Four Tops, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Rawls, The Temptations and Nancy Wilson.

Conny Stuart (Cornelia van Meijgaard) ( Cabaret ) Died 8-22-2010 - Born 9-5-1913 in Wijhe, Overijssel, Netherlands - Singer and actress - (She did, "Wat voor weer zou het zijn in Den Haag?" and "Hoezenpoes") - Worked with Joop Doderer, Albert Mol, Mary Dresselhuys, Guus Verstraete and Jenny Arean.

George David Weiss - Died 8-23-2010 in Oldwick, NJ, U.S. - Natural causes ( Pop ) Born 4-9-1921 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Played violin, piano, saxophone and clarinet and was a songwriter - (He wrote Elvis Presley's, "Can't Help Falling In Love" and Louis Armstrong's, "What A Wonderful World") - Collaborated on Broadway musicals such as, Mr. Wonderful and Maggie Flynn - His songs have been recorded by Dinah Washington, The Stylistics, Ella Fitzgerald, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sammy Davis Jr., Perry Como, Nat "King" Cole, Joey Ramone, Patti Page, Sarah Vaughan, Tom Jones, Mel Torme and Kay Starr - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Nancy Dolman - Died 8-23-2010 in Pacific Palisades, CA, U.S. - Born 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Actress and singer - She was a member of The Canadian Rock Theatre who performed productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell (They recorded, "Changing Day To Day" and "Save The People") - Appeared on TV's,  Soap - She was the wife of actor and comedian, Martin Short.

Bill Phillips - Died 8-23-2010 ( Country ) Born 1-28-1936 in Canton, NC, U.S. - Singer  and guitarist - (He did, "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" and "Little Boy Sad") - Worked with Mel Tillis and Dolly Parton.

Natalie Nevins - Died 8-23-2010 in Langhorne, PA, U.S. - Complications from hip surgery ( Inspirational ) Born 5-15-1925 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Sang and played flute and piccolo - Hosted TV's, Notes From Natalie - Was a regular on The Lawrence Welk Show.

Tito Burns (Nathan Bernstein) - Died 8-23-2010 - Complications from prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 2-7-1921 in East London, England - Accordionist - Led The Tito Burns Septet - Worked with his wife, singer Terry Devon - Managed Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield and The Searchers and the touring careers of The Rolling Stones and The Moody Blues - Concert promoter for Simon And Garfunkel, Tony Bennett and Victor Borge.

Sugar Hightower (Robert Lee Hightower) - Died 8-24-2010 in Goldsboro, NC, U.S. - Cancer ( Gospel ) He was 61 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Hightower Brothers - Worked with Little Mr. Lee And The Cherokees, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy and Slim And The Supreme Angels.

 Nestor Zavarce - Died 8-27-2010 - Heart attack - He was 74 years old - Singer - (He did, "El Pajaro Chogui").

Scottie Kronmiller (Dorothea Freed Kronmiller) - Died 8-27-2010 ( Musicals ) Born 7-9-1917 in York, PA, U.S. - Singer and actress - She starred as Ado Annie Carnes in the 1940's national touring company of Oklahoma (She did, "I Can't Say No").

Alexander Monin - Died 8-27-2010 - Peritonitis ( Rock - Metal ) Born 12-19-1954 in Budapest, Hungary - Singer - Worked with Kruise (They did, "Krutitsya volchok" and "Kak skuchno zhit bez svetloj skazk"), Magistral, EMV, Kordinal, Novye Elektrony, Highway, Molodye Golosa and Young Voices.

Wally Weschler - Died 8-28-2010 in California, U.S. - He was 88 years old - Pianist - Worked with The Andrews Sisters - Husband and manager of singer, Patty Andrews.

Thys Bruys or Thijs Bruijns (aka Maniac) - Died 8-28-2010 ( Metal ) Born 11-21-1960 - Singer - Was a member of Mentorhawk, Hammerhawk (They did, "All Of These Days" and "Deep Sea Tragedy") and No Class.

Dwayne Venter (aka Raapie Knaapie) - Died 8-29-2010 - Car accident ( Pop ) He was 21 years old - Musician - Was a member of DJ Ossewa (They did, "Gee My 'n Stukkie" and "Ouvrou Rock").

Steve Cole (Steven Lee Cole III) - Died 8-29-2010 - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) Born 9-10-1985 in Grand Rapids, MI, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of (DSO) The Dead Silent Orchestra (They did, "Break Away" and "Shadows").

Cecilla Brown (Cecilla Lynn Bodine Brown) - Died 8-29-2010 in Summerville, SC, U.S. - Right ventricular cardiomyopathy ( Rock ) Born 10-14-1976 in Bartow, FL, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Bring Out Your Dead (aka. B.O.Y.D.).

Alain Corneau - Died 8-30-2010 in Paris, France - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 8-7-1943 in Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret, France - Played drums and piano - He directed the film, Tous les Matins du Monde.

Leo Doire Sr. - Died 8-30-2010 ( Jazz ) He was 71 years old - Born in Providence, RI, U.S. - Drummer - Co-founded The Brian Leonard Orchestra.

Bob Lenox - Died 8-30-2010 in France - Illness ( Jazz - Blues - Rock ) Born 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Gutarist, pianist and singer - (He recorded, "That's Not Me" and "Sister Fly") - Was a member of Kiwi And The Dynamics - Worked with Jimi Hendrix, Esther Philips, Tina Turner, Garland Jefferies, Charlie Persip, Charles Mingus and Joe Cocker.

Zach Chasman (Zachary Chasman) - Died 8-30-2010 in Scottsville, NY, U.S. - Motorcycle accident ( Folk Rock ) He was 24 years old - Singer, guitarist and sound technician - (He did, "Sky Turn White Sky Turn Black" and "Understand") - Owned Studio 8 Sound Productions - Worked with Cactus Soul.

Steve Couto (Stephen J. Couto) - Died 8-30-2010 in New Bedford, MA, U.S. - Cancer - He was 57 years old - Born in New Bedford, MA, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Country Cutt-Ups.

Bob Bowen (Robert Emmett Bowen III) - Died 8-30-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. - From injuries after being hit by a truck while riding his bike ( Jazz ) He was 45 years old - Played stand up and double bass - Was a member of The Mob Trio and Bowensacksweiss - Worked with John Hicks, Tony Purrone, Roseanna Vitro, Lee Konitz, Mark Murphy, Richie Cole, Mark Soskin, Kenny Werner, Matt Wilson, Joe Lovano, James Moody, Steve Turre, Dave Lalama, Jeff Hirshfield, Stratospheerius and The Joe Deninzon Trio (They did, Boddhissatva" and "Nuages") - Was the bass instructor and director of The Jazz Combo Workshop at Hofstra University.

Rich Martin (Richard Martin) - Died 8-30-2010 - His truck was hit by a train ( Rock ) He was 36 years old - Drummer - Worked with Group Therapy, Basil Baby, King Of Dirt, We Live In Sod Houses, Ghostship, Dead Man's Hand and The Killing Floor.

Ken Schoppmeyer - Died 8-31-2010 in Oceanside, CA, U.S. - Suicide ( Blues ) He was 60 years old - Born in San Diego, CA, U.S. - Singer and harmonica player - Was a member of King Biscuit Blues Band (They did, "Switchin' In The Kitchen" and "You Bug Me") - Worked with Delta Heat.

Wayne Pettersen (Wayne M. Pettersen) - Died 8-31-2010 ( Pop - Surf ) He was 62 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Ironhorse and Catch A Wave.

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

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

Jon Mason (aka Grubby) - Died 9-?-2010 ( Rock ) He was 49 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Shakes (They did, "51st State Of America").

Noah Murray - Died 9-1-2010 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S. - From injuries he suffered after jumping into a shallow section of Lake Manawa ( Country ) He was 28 years old - Born in Nebraska, U.S. - Singer - He was half of the duo, Nick And Noah Murray (aka The Rockin Country Twins)(They did, "Get Your Honk Tonk On" and a remake of, "Addicted To Love").

Subby Caniglia (Sebastian J. Caniglia) - Died 9-2-2010 - Car accident - He was 85 years old - Singer and saxophonist - Was a member of The Eddy Haddad Orchestra - Worked with Jimmy Durante, Patti Page, Jack Jones, Robert Goulet, Debbie Reynolds and Rosemary Clooney.

Noah Howard - Died 9-3-2010 in Southern France ( Jazz ) Born 4-6-1943 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Saxophonist - (He did, "Domiabra" and "Schizophrenic Blues") Led The Noah Howard Quartet - Worked witn Louis Armstrong, Eve Packer, Bobby Kapp, Chris Chalfan, Kenny Clarke and Omar Faqir.

Mike Edwards (Michael Edwards) (aka Deva Pramada) - Died 9-3-2010 in Devon, England - A bale of hay rolled down a hill and smashed into his van as he drove by ( Rock - Classical ) Born 5-31-1948 in Ealing, London, England - Played cello - Was a member of (ELO) The Electric Light Orchestra (They did, "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" and a remake of, "Roll Over Beethoven") and Devon Baroque - Worked with Daughters Of Elvin.

Buggs Kirby (Lowell Kirby) - Died 9-3-2010 in Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. - Born 9-8-1945 in McCreary County, Kentucky, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Silver Wings Band and The Cabin Fever Band.

Walkin' Jim Stoltz - Died 9-3-2010 in Helena, MT, U.S. - Cancer - Born 6-8-1953 in Royal Oak, MI, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Listen To The Earth" and "The Long Trails").

Rudolf Pellar - Died 9-4-2010 in Prague, Czech Republic ( Pop - Chanson ) Born 2-28-1923 in Puchov, Czechoslovakia - Singer, actor, music teacher and translator of American literature - (He did, "Cervena aerovka" and "Maly bar").

Mohan Kumari - Died 9-4-2010 - Illness - Born in Gwalior - Singer - Sang for films including, Krishna Leele and Black Market - Sister of dancer, Sohan Kumari.

Alline Bullock (Ruby Alline Selico) - Died 9-4-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness - Born 12-1-1936 - (She wrote Ike & Tina Turner's, "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter") - Sister of Tina Turner.

Joey Silva - Died 9-5-2010 at the Huntsville, Ont. area lake - After his canoe capsized ( Rock ) He was 18 years old - Singer - Was a member of Despite This Flesh (They did, "Beds That Dream Of Bodies" and Beefeater").

Brody Williamson - Died 9-5-2010 at the Huntsville, Ont. area lake - After his canoe capsized ( Metal ) He was 18 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Despite This Flesh (They did, "Beds That Dream Of Bodies" and Beefeater").

Mary Luz Grajales - Queen of the corridos prohibidos - Died 9-?-2010 in Bogota, Colombia - In a hit and run car accident - Born in Pitalito, Colombia - Singer - (She did, "La Propia Prepago" and "La Celda 23").

Joe Bompczyk (Joseph A. Bompczyk) - Died 9-6-2010 - Cancer ( Punk ) Born 1954 - Guitarist - (He wrote, "Disconnected" and "I Wanna Know") - Was a member of The Enemies (They did, "In The City" and "Cover Me") and The Restless - Worked with Fredmann's Curve.

Nana Kwaku Duah (aka Agyaaku) - Died 9-7-2010 in Accra - Illness ( Highlife ) He was 64 years old - Musician - (He did "Emaa nyinaa te se yenua baa yi a, (Serwaa Akoto)" and "Wumami bo won a wusu, Wupapa bo wo na wusu") - Led The Agyaaku International Band - Worked with P.K. Yamoah ("Serwaa Akoto" and "Otan Hunu Ye Ya"), The Black Hustlers, Smart Nkansah, Kantinka, Sumsum, The Big Three and Adomako Nyamekye - Father of musician, Kwaisey Pee.

Dennis Humble - Died 9-7-2010 ( Blues - Folk )- Born 8-3-1931 in London, England - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Ha Ha Runnaway" and "Cardboard Box City").

Rich Cronin (aka Rich Nice) (Richard Burton Cronin) - Died 9-8-2010 - Acute myelogenous leukemia ( Pop ) Born 8-30-1975 in Roxbury, Boston, MA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Story Of My Life" and "Blur") - Was a member of LFO (Lyte Funky Ones) (They did, "Summer Girls" and "Girl On TV") and Loose Cannons (They did, "Life Goes On").

Jenny Alpha - Died 9-8-2010 ( Bossa Nova ) Born 4-22-1910 in  Fort de France, Martinique - Actress and singer - (She did, "La Serenade Du Muguet" and "Douvant Pote Doudou") - Worked with  Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker - She was married to poet, Noel Villard.

Hadley Caliman - Died 9-8-2010  ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 1-12-1932 - Played saxophone and flute - (He did, "Cigar Eddie" and "Totem Pole") - Worked with Pete Christlieb ("Comencia" and "Gala"), Carlos Santana, Patrice Rushen, Phoebe Snow, Joe Pass, The Grateful Dead, Joe Henderson, Ray Draper, Earl Hines, Elvin Jones, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby Hutcherson, Jon Hendricks, Freddie Hubbard and Earl Anderza.

Irwin Silber - Died 9-8-2010 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Complications of Alzheimer's disease - Born 10-17-1925 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Co-founder and editor of the folk music magazine, Sing Out! - Published the folk song collections, "Songs Of The Civil War" and "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Song Book".

Eddy Kozak - Died 9-8-2010 - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 11-17-1925 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Played xylophone and was a musical director and educator - Was a member of The Century Of Progress World's Fair 100 Marimba Band.

MaLinda Sapp - Died 9-9-2010 - Colon cancer - She managed her husband, Gospel singer, Marvin Sapp.

Barbara Capocci - Died 9-9-2010 - Lung problems - She was 71 years old - Jazz promoter - Wife of pianist, Mike Capocci.

Providence Hollander (aka Prov Hollander) - Died 9-10-2010 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Born 5-9-1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Singer and actress - Worked with with The Kenley Players - Appeared in the musicals, Marieke, Old Folks and Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris.

Walter Latzko (Walter O. Latzko) - Died 9-10-2010 in Goshen - Illness - Born 2-9-1924 in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia - Musician - Arranger - Worked with Arthur Godfrey, The Chordettes, The Suntones and The Buffalo Bills - Barbershop Harmony Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Foster Wiley (aka Mr. Tater) - Died 9-10-2010 ( Blues ) He was 63 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Ridin In My Black Cadillac" and "24 Hour Blues").

Gregory Dawson (Gregory W. Dawson Sr.) - Died 9-10-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 5-1-1956 - Played saxophone - (Wrote Vernon Ward's, "Gloria") - Was a member of Crosswinds - Worked with Marva Wright, Betty Winn & One A-Cord, Michael Ward and Sharon Martin.

Danny Paris (Glenn Evans Harris) - Died 9-10-2010 in Coila, Mississippi, U.S. - Car accident - Born 3-5-1963 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with The Purple Dove and Bad Habit.

Emcee Abay Lattin (aka Carnegie ) - Died 9-11-2010 in Tempe, AZ, U.S. - Car accident ( Hip Hop ) He was 25 years old - He was half of the duo, Silver Medallion (They did, "Vampires" and "Gravity").

Kei Tani (Yasuo Watanabe) - Died 9-11-2010 in Tokyo, Japan - After injuring his head at home ( Jazz ) Born 2-2-1932 in Tokyo, Japan - Comedian, actor and trombonist - Was a member of The Crazy Cats (They did, "Still Crazy For You") - Worked with Yumi Matsutoya.

King Coleman (Carlton Coleman) - Died 9-11-2010 in Miami, Florida, U.S. ( R&B - Punk ) Born 1-20-1932 in Tampa, Florida, U.S. - Singer and drummer - (He did, "Mashed Potato Man", "The Boo Boo Song" and "Do The Bag") - Worked with Nat Kendrick And The Swans ("(Do The) Mashed Potatoes"), B.B. King, Jackie Wilson and The Creepy T's.

Gunnar Hoffsten (Nils Gunnar Hoffsten) - Died 9-11-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 12-7-1923 in Stockholm, Sweden - Played trumpet and piano - Led Gunnar Hoffsten Revivals (They did, "Utan dej") - Father of singer, Louise Hoffsten and artist, Lars Hoffsten and brother of actress, Rut Hoffsten.

Swarnalatha - Died 9-12-2010 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - Lung disease ( Playback ) She was 37 years old - Singer and harmonium player - (She did, "Maalayil Yaaro Manathodu Pesa" and "Povomma Oorkolam") - She sang for the films, Rangeela and Thevar Magan - Daughter of harmonium player and singer, K.C. Cherukutty.

Big John Russell - Died 9-12-2010 in Leusden, The Netherlands ( Soul ) Born 8-30-1943 in Surinam - Singer - (He did, "You Talk Too Much" and "I Never Loved A Woman The Way That I Love You").

Gus Williams (Kasper Gus Ntjalka Williams) - Died 9-13-2010 in Hermannsburg ( Country ) Born 6-20-1937 in Alice Springs, Australia - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Black Ebony - Worked with The Warrabri Country Bluegrass Band - Father of country singer, Warren H. Williams - Australian Country Music Hands Of Fame Inductee and NT Indigenous Music Awards Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jaroslaw Kukulski - Died 9-13-2010 in Warsaw, Poland - Born 5-26-1944 in Wrzesnia, Poland - Composer - (He wrote, "Tyle slonca w calym miescie" and "Najtrudniejszy pierwszy krok") - His songs have been recorded by Jadwigi Strzeleckiej, Ireny Jarockiej, Haliny Frackowiak, Eleni, Krzysztofa Krawczyka, Felicjana Andrzejczaka and Bogdany Zagorskiej - He had been married to singer, Anna Jantar and Monika Borys - Father of singer, Natalia Kukulska.

Dumi Ngulube (Dumisani Ngulube) - Did 9-13-2010 ( Afro-Jazz ) He was 41 years old - Pianist and singer - Led Amagents - Worked with Uya Moya and Chirikure Chirikure.

Matthew Upsher - Died 9-13-2010 in Treliske, Truro, Cornwall, England - After a surfing incident ( Rock ) He was 31 years old - Played guitar - Was a member of Grey Dog (They did, "Maps" and "Surviving Here").

Jorge Vidal - Died 9-14-2010 ( Tango ) Born 8-12-1924 in Buenos Aires - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Osvaldo Pugliese.

Che Che Drame (Fatoumata Drame) - Died 9-14-2010 - Car accident - Born 1984 in Nara, Mali - Singer - (She did, "Mourouni").

Francisco Ribeiro - Died 9-14-2010 - Liver cancer ( Fado ) Born 3-15-1965 - Cellist and singer - Founded Madredeus - Worked with Natalia Casanova, Filipa Pais, Jose Perdigao, Jose Peixoto and Tanya Tagaq.

Arrow Cassell (Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell)- Died 9-15-2010 in Montserrat, West Indies - Complications from brain cancer ( Soca ) Born 11-16-1949 - Singer - (He did, "Hot, Hot, Hot" and "Dance With Me, Woman") - Worked with his brother, Justin Cassell.

Eddy Wayne (Edward W. Staats) - Died 9-15-2010 ( Gospel ) He was 88 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Starlight Rangers - Akron Radio Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ahmad Salaheldeen (Earl Ezell Jr.) - Died 9-15-2010 in South Loop - Prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1930 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Played saxophone, piano, clarinet and flute - Worked with Lester Young, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Willie Dixon, Fats Domino, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, King Kolax, James Moody and Miles Davis.

Frank Utecht Jr. - Died 9-15-2010 in La Crosse, Wis., U.S. - Complications from a heart attack - Born 1-15-1958 in Edina, Minn., U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Actual Size, Stumpwater and Sons Of A Peach.

George Kent (George Kent Kuesel) - Died 9-16-2010 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Complications of a stroke - He was 90 years old - Born in Little Falls, Minn., U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Plainsmen Quartet - He was a soloist on radio's, The Early Birds.

Harry Owen (Harry John Scott Owen) - Died 9-16-2010 in Victoria, Canada - Heart attack ( Flamenco ) Born 11-12-1946 in Saskatoon, Canada - Guitarist - Co-founded The Alma de Espana Flamenco Dance Company.

Marilyn Cantor Baker (aka Marilyn Curtis) - Died 9-17-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 9-16-1921 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer, actress and comedienne - Worked with her father, Eddie Cantor.

Whitey Grant ( Roy Grant) - Died 9-17-2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. ( Country ) Born 4-7-1916 in Shelby, North Carolina, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Briarhoppers and the duo, Whitey And Hogan (They did, "Jesse James").

Dave Kirby - Died 9-18-2010 in Manhattan Beach, CA, U.S. - Prostate cancer - Born 7-10-1954 - Music booking agent - Founded The Kirby Organization (TKO) who's clients included Motorhead, Papa Roach, Mudvayne, Life Of Agony, Buckcherry, The Cult and Anthrax.

Peter Toma - Died 9-18-2010 in New Orleans, LAS, U.S. - He was 91 years old - Born in Parma, Italy - Accordionist - Led Peter Toma And His Orchestra (They did, "My Silent Love") who played at The Roosevelt Hotel's Fountain Lounge for 19 years.

Jose Antonio Labordeta Subias - Died 9-19-2010 - Born 3-10-1935 in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain - Singer and poet - (He did, "Aragon" and "Canto a la Libertad").

Buddy Collette (William Marcel Collette) - Died 9-19-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 8-6-1921 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist - Worked in the orchestra for Groucho Marx's, "You Bet Your Life" - Worked with Chico Hamilton, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Charlie Parker - Son of pianist, Willie Collette and singer, Goldie Marie.

Thomas Grue (Madsen) - Sied 9-19-2010 ( Rock ) Born 4-15-1952 - Guitarist - Worked with Lone Kellerman, Tomrerclaus, Rode Mor, Band Of Friends, Jomfru Ane Band, Frede Fup and Kim Larsen.

Leonard Skinner - Died 9-20-2010 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. - Born 1-11-1933 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. - Basketball coach, gym teacher and bar owner - Inspired the name for the group, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Fud Leclerc (Fernand Urbain Dominic Leclercq) - Died 9-20-2010 in Brussels, Belgium - Born 1924 - Singer, accordionist and pianist - (He did, "Ma petite chatte" and "Ton nom") - Worked with Juliette Greco.

Chris Rybicki (aka Rover) - Died 9-21-2010 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Of injuries sustained in a road accident ( Metal ) Bassist - Was a member of Unearth.

Don Partridge - Died 9-21-2010 - Heart attack ( Pop - Folk - Jazz ) Born 10-27-1941 in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England - He was a busker who sang and played guitar, harmonica and drum -  (He did, "Rosie" and "Blue Eyes") - Was a member of Accolade.

Carl Jones (Carl Laemmle Jones) - Died 9-21-2010 - Illness ( R&B ) Born 7-18-1919 in Tulsa Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer with The Dreamers, Three And A Half Nightingales, The Plantation Boys and The Delta Rhythm Boys (They did, "Just A-Sittin and A-Rockin") who worked with Ella Fitzgerald ("It's Only A Paper Moon" and "Cry You Our Of My Heart" and "If You See Tears In My Eyes") and Count Basie - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jimmy Testa (James Testa) (aka Randy Stevens) - Died 9-21-2010 - Heart failure ( R&B ) He was 72 years old Singer - Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Was a member of The Four J's (They did, "Kissin' At The Drive-In" and "Rock and Roll Age") and The Fabulous Four (They did, "Betty Ann" and "Let's Try Again") - Worked with Fabian ("The Love That I'm Giving To You").

Geoffrey Burgon - Died 9-21-2010 - Illness - Born 7-15-1941 in Hampshire - Composer and trumpet player - He wrote music for TV ( Doctor Who and Brideshead Revisited) and films (Monty Python's Life Of Brian and The Dogs Of War) - He had been married to singer and pianist, Jacqueline Krofchak.

Rual Yarbrough - Died 9-21-2010 in Florence, Alabama, U.S. - Complications from pulmonary fibrosis ( Bluegrass ) Born 1-13-1930 in Lawrence County, Tennessee, U.S. - Played banjo - Was a member of The Country Gentlemen who changed their name to The Dixie Gentlemen - Worked with The Alabamians, The Foggy Mountain Boys, The Virginia Boys, Bobby Smith And The Boys From Shiloh, Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys and Bill Monroe.

Eddie Fisher (Edwin Jack Fisher) - Died 9-22-2010 in Berkeley, CA, U.S. - Complications from hip surgery ( Pop ) Born 8-10-1928 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.  Singer - (He did, "Oh My Pa-Pa" and "Dungaree Doll") - Worked with Buddy Morrow, The Marlin Sisters, Perry Como, Hugo Winterhalter and Charlie Ventura - He had been married to actresses, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens - Father of actresses, Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher and  Carrie Fisher.

Martin Busser - Died 9-23-2010 - Cancer - Born 1968 - Author and journalist - Founder of music magazine, Testcard and a founding member of the Ventil Verlag publishing house - He interviewed The Flaming Lips, Henry Rollins, Courtney Love, The Butthole Surfers, Sonic Youth, Nirvana and Half Japanese.

Jimmy Baum (James Baum) - Died 9-23-2010 - Shot in a murder suicide ( Jazz ) He was 61 years old - Drummer - Worked with Wave, The Cabrillo Band, The Robben Ford Band, The Hy-Tones, The Frank Leal Quartet, Jimmy Witherspoon and The Cool Jerks.

Dick Griffey (Richard Gilbert Griffey) - Died 9-24-2010 in Canoga Park, CA, U.S. - Complications from bypass surgery that he had in 2009 -  Born 11-16-1938 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Record executive and producer - Founder of Solar records which released recordings by The Whispers, Shalamar, Lakeside and Babyface - Promoted tours for Stevie Wonder and The Jacksons.

John Hanson - Died 9-24-2010 - Possible suicide ( Rock ) He was 47 years old - Sound man, roadie and guitarist - Worked with The Slickee Boys, The Septic Twins, The Zones, and The Upsetters.

Kevin Imor - Died 9-25-2010 in Middlesex County, Connecticut, U.S. - Drowned ( Metal ) Born in The Bronx, NY, U.S. - He was 45 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Arch Demon Choir, Witches Of Moodus and Splater Pattern and was a guitar technician for Whiplash.

James Stovall Jr. - Died 9-26-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. ( Musicals ) Born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Actor, singer and pianist - Appeared in The Rocky Horror Show revival, Ragtime, The Dream Team and Romance In Hard Times.

Tomas Dask - Died 9-27-2010 - From injuries after he fell from a window ( Rock ) He was 25 years old -  Singer, pianist and guitarist - Was a member of The Bridgeheads (They did, "Animals" and "Expression").

Ed Wiley Jr. - Died 9-27-2010 in Garner, NC, U.S. - After an injury from a fall ( R&B - Jazz ) Born 3-14-1930 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Saxophonist and singer - (He did, "Cry, Cry Baby" and "Young Generation") - Worked with Big Joe Turner, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Michael Peay, Johnny Sparrow, Avery Ross, Clyde Patterson, Rufus Nance, Ray Charles, Milt Hinton and Teddy Pendergrass - He was married to singer, Maye Robinson.

Buddy Morrow (Muni Zudekoff) (aka Moe) - Died 9-27-2010 ( Swing ) Born 2-8-1919 in New Haven, CN, U.S. -  Trombonist and bandleader - (He did, "Night Train" and "One Mint Julep") - Worked with Sharks Of Rhythm, Eddie Duchin, Vincent Lopez, Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Paul Whiteman, Bob Crosby, Jimmy Dorsey and The Tonight Show Band.

Robert Brent Horner - Died 9-27-2010 in Salisbury - He was 63 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of American Expression.

Jason Sica (aka Plunger) - Died 9-28-2010 in Edison, New Jersey, U.S. ( Metal ) Born 3-12-1985 - Singer - Was a member of Abacinate (They did, "Necroplunger" and "Disturbing Remedies").

Voki Kostic (Vojislav Voki Kostic) - Died 9-29-2010 in Belgrade, Serbia - Illness - Born 9-21-1931 in Belgrade, Serbia - Composer and musician - Wrote music for films ("Tesna koza" and "Tri karte za Holivud") and television.

Bill Volk (Clair W. Volk) - Died 9-29-2010 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Born 2-13-1948 in Jamestown, NY, U.S. - Musician - Worked with The Volk Family Band, Sound Investment, Monolith, The Melodeers, Rainbow and Tossed Solid.

Mangala Camara - Died 9-29-2010 in Bamako, Mali - He was 50 years old - Singer, guitarist and percussionist - (He did, "Minye Minye").

John Allen - Died 9-29-2010 - Liver cancer ( Bluegrass - Gospel ) He was 75 years old - Played mandolin - Led John Allen And Friends - Worked with The Redeemed.

Doukissa (Doukissa Fotara) - Died 9-30-2010 in Athens, Greece - Cancer ( Folk - Laiko ) Born 2-8-1941 in Passalimani, Peiraias, Greece  - Singer and actress - (She did, "We're only human" and "Where Are You Going Without Love?").

Aaron Carl (Aaron-Carl Ragland) - Died 9-30-2010 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. ( House - Techno ) Born 8-19-1973 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Lymphoma - Producer, DJ and singer - (He did, "My House" and "Crucified") - Worked with Cece Peniston and Michelle Weeks - Founded Wallshaker Music.

Tony Thibodeaux (Antoine Thibodeaux) - Died 9-30-2010 ( Cajun ) Born 6-6-1938 in Rayne, Louisiana, U.S. - Played fiddle and accordion - Led Tony Thibodeaux And The Cajun Five - Worked with David Roy, Adam Maitre, Walter Mouton, Belton Richard, Aldus Roger And The Lafayette Playboys, Rodney Miller, Rufus Thibodeaux, Vin Bruce, Paul Daigle And Cajun Gold, and Doris Matte And The Lake Charles Ramblers - Cajun French Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

John Fraga - Died 10-?-2010 - Heart attack - He was 69 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The Rockets (They did, "Takin It Back" and a cover of "Oh Well").

Davey Lee - Died 10-1-2010 - Heart attack ( Metal ) Guitarist - Worked with Reverend (They did, "Scattered Wits" and "Remission") and Byfist (They did, "Inspiration" and "Guaranteed Death").

Mark Sheehan (Mark T. Sheehan) - Died 10-1-2010 ( Hard Core ) Born 6-15-1969 in Lowell, MA, U.S. - Singer, bassist, guitarist and drummer - Was a member of Out Cold (They did, "Gimme Skelter" and "Death Warmed Over") - Worked with C.J. Ramone and G.G. Allin.

Mario P. Cortes Jr. (aka Brother Mario) - Died 10-2-2010 - Pancreatic cancer -  He was 65 years old - Played trombone, flugelhorn and trumpet - Worked with The Regency Jazz Band, Powerhouse, Blue Berry Jam Band, The Texas Tornados, Asleep At The Wheel and Ruco Villarreal.

Trevor Fleming (aka Trev Fleming) - Died 10-2-2010 ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Sweet Savage (They did, "Killing Time" and "Take No Prisoners") - Worked with James Hetfield.

Arthur Jarvinen - Died 10-2-2010 - Born 1956 - Composer, bassist and percussionist - (He wrote, "Endless Bummer") - A founder of the California EAR Unit - Worked with Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart.

David Bailey (David M. Bailey) (aka The Hope Guy) - Died 10-2-2010 - Glioblastoma Multiforme IV ( Contemporary Christian ) Born 2-26-1966 - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Live Forever" and "One More Day").

Murray Deutch - Died 10-2-2010 in Scottsdale, Ariz., U.S. - He was 90 years old - Music industry executive, singer and pianist - Helped with the career of Buddy Holly And The Crickets - He was the head of the music publishing company Peer-Southern International and the music division at United Artists - Founded the publishing company, Buttermilk Sky - Husband of actress, Lea Thompson, father of film director, Howard Deutch and brother-in-law of actor, Robert Walden.

Kjell Westling - Died 10-2-2010 - Born 12-19-1942 - Played clarinet, guitar and fiddle - Worked with Arbete & Fritid, Bella Ciao Gruppen and Bla Taget.

Ed Wilson (Edson Vieira de Barros) - Died 10-3-2010 ( Rock - Gospel ) Born 7-29-1945 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Singer - Was a member of Renato e Seus Blue Caps.

Eddie Platt (Eddie Platakis) - Died 10-3-2010 ( Rock - Polka ) Born 12-8-1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Played saxophone and clarinet - (He did, "Waddeling Duck" and a cover of, "Tequila") - Led Eddie Platt And The Contrasts - Worked with The Johnny Pecon Band - Backd Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers and The Brothers Four.

Scotty Hood (Campbell S. Hood) - Died 10-3-2010 in Mt. Lebanon, PA, U.S. - He had heart and lung disease ( Jazz ) He was 73 years old - Played upright bass, piano and sousaphone - Worked with Gene Ludwig, Spider Rondinelli, Mel Torme, Steve Allen, Carmen McRae, Joe Negri, Bobby Negri and Ray Brown.

Alberto Alves da Silva (aka Nene) - Died 10-4-2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Illness ( Samba ) Born 1921 - Founder of the samba school, Nene da Vila Matilde.

Norman Wisdom (Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom) - Died 10-4-2010 on the Isle of Man - Natural causes - Born 2-4-1915 in Marylebone, London, England - Singer, comedian, trumpeter and clarinetist - (He did, "Don't Laugh At Me (Cause I'm a Fool)" and "Wisdom Of A Fool").

Steve Richko (Steven Clark Richko Jr) - Died 10-4-2010 - Fell and hit his head ( Jazz - Blues - Standards ) He was 32 years old - Born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Paul Keller.

Janet White - Died 10-4-2010 ( Gospel ) She was 77 years old - Born in Salisbury, MD, U.S. - Singer - She was one of The White Sisters (They did, "In Times Like These" and "Seeking For Me").

Steve Lee - Died 10-5-2010 in Mesquite, NV, U.S. - Motorcycle accident  ( Rock ) Born 8-5-1963 in Zurich, Switzerland - Singer - Was a member of Forsale and Gotthard (They did, "Heaven" and "Need To Believe").

William Shakespeare (John Stanley Cave) (aka Johnny Cabe and Billy Shake) - Died 10-5-2010 in Bankstown, Australia ( Pop ) Born 11-16-1950 in Sydney, Australia - Singer - (He did, "Can't Stop Myself From Loving You" and "My Little Angel") - Was a member of The Amazons (They did, "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby").

Jack Berntsen (Joakim Jan Aril Berntsen) - Died 10-5-2010 ( Folk ) Born 10-14-1940 in Kjopsvik, Norway - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Kor e hammaren, Edvard" and "Der ligg ei sto").

Peter Meisel - Died 10-5-2010 Pinkhurst, NC, U.S. - Cancer - Born 6-22-1935 in Berlin, Germany - Music publisher and producer - Co-founded the record label Hansa which released recordings by Boney M., Giorgio Moroder, Modern Talking, Milli Vanilli, Die Prinzen, Lou Bega and La Bouche.

Colette Renard (Colette Raget) - Died 10-6-2010 in Yvelines, France - Cancer - Born 11-1-1924 in Ermont, France - Singer and actress - (She did, "La demoiselle" and "Paris canaille") - Worked with Raymond Legrand - Appeared in the films, Un roi sans divertissement and Le dos au mur.

Antonie Kamerling (Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling) (aka Hero) - Died 10-6-2010 in Zevenhoven, Netherlands - Suicide ( Pop - Rock ) Born 8-25-1966 in Arnhem, Netherlands - Actor and singer - (He did, "Toen Ik Je Zag" and "Trap Of Time") - Appeared in the films, I Love You Too and Exorcist: The Beginning - He had been married to actress, Isa Hoes.

Carly Henley - Died 10-6-2010 - Possible suicide ( Folk - Rock ) She was 20 years old - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Star" and "Rain").

Ian Morris (aka Tex Pistol) - Died 10-7-2010 in Napier, New Zealand ( Rock ) Born 1957 - Guitarist - (He did, "Nobody Else" as Tex Pistol) - Was a member of Chillum and Th' Dudes (They did, "Be Mine Tonight" and "That Look In Your Eyes") - Produced Dave Dobbyn, The Screaming Meemees, DD Smash, The Warratahs, Greg Johnson and When The Cat's Away - He had been married to singer, Kim Willoughby.

T Lavitz - Did 10-7-2010 ( Jazz Rock ) Born 4-16-1956 - Keyboardist - Worked with The Dixie Dregs (They did, "Pride O' The Farm" and "I'm Freaking Out"), Paul Barrere, The Bluesbusters, Mother's Finest, Widespread Panic ("Me And The Devil Blues" and "Heaven"), Jefferson Starship and Jazz Is Dead.

Albertina Walker - Queen of Gospel Music - Died 10-8-2010 in Chicago, IL, U.S. Respiratory failure ( Gospel ) Born 8-29-1929 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Please Be Patient With Me" and "Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around") - Led  The Caravans - Worked with The Pete Williams Singers and The Robert Anderson Singers - Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Neil Richardson (aka Oscar Brandenburg) - Died 10-8-2010 in Spain - Composer, arranger and clarinetist - Led The Neil Richardson Singers - Worked with Neil Diamond, The BBC Radio Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vic Damone, George Shearing and for radio, TV and film - Wrote for The King Singers and The Swingle Singers.

Reggie Leon Battise - Died 10-8-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Rock ) He was 55 years old - Born in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Bassist, actor, singer and dancer - Was a member of Sha Na Na - Worked with The Bus Boys.

Bill Hardesty - Died 10-8-2010 in Peoria, IL, U.S. ( Jazz - Big Band ) Born 12-16-1926 in Monmouth, IL, U.S. - Trumpet player and arranger - Led The Bill Hardesty Orchestra - Worked with The Freddie Stevens Orchestra.

Roberto Stanganelli - Found dead 10-8-2010 in Higienopolis, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Born 2-24-1931 in Guaranesia, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Song writer and accordionist - Was a member of Trio Mineiro - (He wrote Sexteto Guarany's, "Sempre sorrindo" and Jose Bettio's, "Bis para o amor").

Reg King (Reginald King) - Died 10-8-2010 in Belvedere, Kent - Cancer ( Pop - Soul ) Born 2-5-1945 in Paddington, London, England - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "You Go Have Yourself A Good Time" and "Down The Drain") - Was a member of The Boys (They did, "It Ain't Fair") who became The Action (They did, "Shadows And Reflections" and "Baby You've Got It") - Worked with BB Blunder.

Solomon Burke - The King of Rock 'N' Soul and Big Soul - Died 10-10-2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands ( R&B - Country ) Born 3-21-1940 in Philadelphia, PAS, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Cry To Me" and "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love") - Worked with Patty Loveless, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch - His songs have been covered by The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Alison Stephens - Died 10-10-2010 in Cambridge, UK - Cervical cancer - She was 40 years old - Played mandolin - She was half of Duo Mandala - Wrote and/or played music for the films, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Queen and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Adam Hebert (Joseph Adam Hebert) - Died 10-11-2010 in Broussard, LA, U.S. ( Cajun ) Born 1923 near Church Point, LA, U.S. - Fiddler and singer - (He wrote, "Le Moulin" and "J'aimerais Connaitre") - Was a member of The Veteran Playboys and The Country Playboys - Worked with Balfa Toujours, The Jambalaya Cajun Band and La Bande Feufollet.

Gerard Berliner - Died 10-12-2010 in Paris, France - Heat attack - Born 1-5-1956 in Paris, France - Singer and actor - (He did, "Louise" and "Du Ciel").

Huddy Combs (aka Huddy 6) (Andre Hudson) - Died 10-13-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. - Car accident ( Rap ) Was a member of Harlem World (They did, "I Really Like It" and "Cali Chronic").

Marzieh (Ashraf o-Sadat Mortezaie) - Died 10-13-2010 in Paris, France - Cancer ( Folk - Traditional Persian - Classical ) Born about 1926 in Tehran, Iran - Singer - (She did, "Raftam ke Raftam" and "Minaye Shekasteh").

Kostas Kafasis - Died 10-13-2010 - Cancer - He was 70 years old - Singer and actor - (He did, "Mona zyga dika sou" and "Syneidisi mou").

General Norman Johnson - Died 10-13-2010 ( R&B ) Born 5-23-1943 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. - Was a member of The Humdingers, The Showmen (They did, "It Will Stand" and "39-21-40 Shape") and Chairmen Of The Board (They did, "Give Me Just A Little More Time" and "Everything's Tuesday").

John Silvio Ronga (aka Johnny Zane) - Died 10-13-2010 - Born 11-18-1949 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Sang and played piano, drums and guitar - Worked with his wife, Victrola (Dr. Nancy Hand-Ronga).

Hans Martini - Died 10-13-2010 - Complications after bypass surgery ( Jazz ) Born 5-2-1937 - Saxophonist - Was a member of The RCR Band.

Stanley Purdy Jr. (Stanley Alfred Purdy Jr.) - Died 10-15-2010 in Hilton Head Island, SC, U.S. ( Orchestral - Jazz ) Born 8-7-1926 in Carbondale, PA, U.S. - Pianist - Led The Stan Purdy Orchestra (They did the music for Mickey Spillane's, Mike Hammer album) - Founding member of The Low Country Chapter Of The American Guild Of Organists and The Junior Jazz Foundation.

Mike Cooper - Died 10-16-2010 - Cancer - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Boogie Men.

Eyedea (Michael Larsen) (aka Oliver Hart) - Died 10-17-2010 in Minneapolos, MN, U.S. ( Rap - Rock - Jazz ) Born 11-9-1981 in St. Paul, MN, U.S. - Rapper, guitarist and keyboardist - (He did, "Motormouths Anonymous" and "The Many Faces of Oliver Hart") - Was a memeber of Sixth Sense who became Eyedea & Abilities (They did, "Junk" and "Now") - Was a member of Face Candy and Carbon Carousel (They did, "Nervous") - Worked with Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Sage Francis and Blueprint - Founder of Crushkill Records.

Bob Boardman (Robert H. Boardman) - Died 10-17-2010 in Port Angeles, WA, U.S. - Attacked by a mountain goat while hiking ( Bluegrass - Contradance ) He was 63 years old - Born in Washington, U.S. - Played guitar and mandolin - Worked with The Black Diamond Fiddle Club.

Dennis Taylor - Died 10-17-2010 in Greenville, TX, U.S. - Heart attack - He was 56 years old - Played saxophone -  Worked with Michelle Shocked, Delbert McClinton, Todd Snider, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Buckwheat Zydeco.

Jon Swift (Jonathan Swift) - Died 10-17-2010 in Belgium - Heart attack ( Country - Rock - Folk ) Born 1943 - Singer and guitarist - (Co-wrote, "I Can't Let Maggie Go") - Led The John Swift Band - Worked with Honeybus, The Unburst Bubble, Marty Wilde, Gene Vincent and The Mojos.

Michael York - Died 10-18-2010 - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 55 years old - Saxophonist - Worked with The Mel Brown Sextet and with his son, saxophonist Dusty York.

Marion Brown - Died 10-18-2010 in Hollywood, FL, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 9-8-1931 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Saxophonist - (He did, "Double Talk" and "The Holy Euphoric Stompers") - Worked with John Tchicai, Mal Waldron, Harold Budd, Wadada Leo Smith, John Coltrane and Archie Shepp - Provided music for the film, Le Temps fou.

Jay Jay Winter - Died 10-18-2010 - Car accident ( Metal ) He was 43 years old - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Asomvel (They did, "Motherload" and "Internet Commando").

Philippe Jolly - Died 10-18-2010 ( Rock ) Born 1955 - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "Hugo le Momo") - Was a member of Les Standards 4 (They did, "Nouvelles Chaussures, Nouvelle voiture" and "Le Jerry Lee du Jackpot").

Kimbo Davis (Kim Bradford Davis) (aka The Blues Man) - Died 10-18-2010 - Shot himself ( Rock - Blues ) Born 10-6-1952 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Point Blank (They did, "Nicole" and "That's The Law").

Remo Germani - Died 10-18-2010 Vigevano, Italy - Illness ( Pop ) Born 5-31-1938 Milan, Italy - Singer - (He did, "Baci" and "In This World We Live In").

Jack LeMaire (aka Chords) - Died 10-18-2010 in North Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Natural causes ( Jazz ) Born 7-1-1911 - Guitarist, standup comedian and actor - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie - Appeared on TV's, Bat Masterson, Sky King and The Farmer's Daughters and as Colonel Sanders in KFC advertisements.

 Fabian Ortega (aka The Falcon of the Mountains) (Javier Ortega Pinon) - Found dead 10-19-2010 in Chihuahua, Mexico - Shot - Born 1982 - Singer - (He did, "El Centenario" and "Sala Sala").

Johnny Salton - Died 10-?-2010 ( Rock ) Born in Miami Beach, FL, U.S. - Guitarist - Led Johnny Salton And The MC3 (They did, "Flames Of Love" and "Lover Girl") - Worked with Charlie Pickett And The Eggs (They did, "Overtown" and "Mister You're A Better Man Than I"), The Reactions, The Girls, The Normal Young Americans and The Psycho Daisies.

Ari Up (Ariane Forster) (aka Baby Ari and Madussa) - Died 10-20-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Punk - Reggae - Dub ) Born 1-1-1962 in Munich, Germany - Singer and percussionist - (She did, "Baby Mother" and "Kill Em With Love") - Was a member of The Slits (They did, "Typical Girls" and "Man Next Door") - Worked with The True Warriors, The Talking Heads, Prince Far I, Nina Hagen, Rip Rig & Panic, The Jammyland All Stars, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Terranova and The New Age Steppers - Stepdaughter of singer, John Lydon.

Denis Simpson - Died 10-20-2010 in Toronto, Canada - Brain hemorrhage - He was 59 years old - Born in Jamaica -  Actor and singer - Was an original member of The Nylons - Appeared in the Broadway musical, Indigo - Hosted the children's television show, Polka Dot Door - Brother of actress, Gloria Reuben.

Billy Teddy Shelton Jr. - Died 10-20-2010 - Heart attack - He was 49 years old - Sang and played  guitar, drums, keyboards and trombone - Worked with The Spaniels - Son of singer, Billy Shelton Sr.

Harvey Phillips - Died 10-20-2010 in Tubaranch, Bloomington, Ind., U.S. ( Classical - Jazz ) Born 12-2-1929 in Aurora, Mo., U.S. - Played tuba - Was a member of The New York Brass Quintet.

Jack Burress - Died 10-20-2010 in North Carolina, U.S. ( Country ) He was 60 years old - Singer - Was a member of Sonny And The Downhomers.

Blazer Cruickshank (Troydon Cruickshank) - Died 10-21-2010 - Shot ( Soca ) He was 31 years old - Singer - (He did, "Wrong Timing" and "Jumpy").

Jose Carbajal (aka El Sabalero) (Jose Maria Carbajal Pruzzo) - Died 10-21-2010 in Villa Argentina, Canelones, Uruguay - Heart attack - Born 12-8-1943 in Puerto Sauce, Juan Lacaze ,Colonia, Uruguay - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "A mi gente" and "La Sencillita") - Worked with Fernando Goicoechea and Roberto 'Palito' Elissalde.

Uccio Aloisi (Antonio Aloisi) - Died 10-21-2010 ( Italian Folk ) Born 10-1-1928 - Singer - (He did, "Stornelli" and "La Cesarina") - Led Uccio Aloisi Gruppu.

Weldon McDougal III (Weldon Arthur MacDougal III) - Died 10-21-2010 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 10-28-1936 in West Philadelphia, U.S. - Singer and producer - Was a member of The Larks (They did, "It's Unbelievable" and "There Is a Girl") - Co-founded Harthon Records - Produced Barbara Mason - Credited with getting The Jackson 5 signed to Motown Records.

Armando De La Garza (aka Chief) - Died 10-23-2010 - Stomach virus ( Tejano ) Born 11-11-1958 in Seguin, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Carlos Guzman, Blackjack and David Lee Garza.

Doug Krieger - Died 10-23-2010 - Colon cancer ( Jazz - Symphonic ) He was 80 years old - Pianist - Was a member of The Piano Company - Worked with, Mike Cogley, Bob Gibbs and The International Symphony Orchestra.

Neil Fujita (Sadamitsu Fujita) - Died 10-23-2010 in Greenport, NY, U.S. - Complications of a stroke - Born 5-16-1921 in Waimea, Hawaii - Graphic designer and painter - His works appear on album covers for Dave Brubeck, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus and Miles Davis and on book covers for Truman Capote's, In Cold Blood and Mario Puzo's, The Godfather.

Robert Fitzpatrick - Died 10-23-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Lung cancer - Born 7-2-1937 in San Antonio, TX, U.S. - Actor, model, manager and entertainment attorney - He was a President for Allied Artists International - Managed Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels, Crabby Appleton, Love, Peggy Lee, Dick Dale And The Del-tones, Taj Mahal and The Buckinghams - As an attorney he represented Peggy Lee, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who.

Tom Winslow (Thomas Griffin Winslow) - Died 10-23-2010 in Albany, NY, U.S. - Complications of a stroke ( Folk - Country - Blues ) Born 11-13-1940 in Hobgood, NC, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He wrote, "Hey Looka Yonder (It's The Clearwater)") - Was a member of The Winslows - Worked with Pete Seeger and Al Polito - Father of musicians, Thomasina Winslow and Gary Winslow.

Art Loria (Arthur Loria) (aka Artie Loria) - Died 10-23-2010 ( R&B ) Born 7-1-1949 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Kastle Kings, Cathy Jean And The Roommates ("A Place Called Love"), Happy Daze ("So Young" and "She Makes Love To Me"), The Del Satins, The Jive Five, The Belmonts and The Earls.

Keti Chomata - Died 10-24-2010 - Cancer - She was 64 years old - Singer - (She did, "Mia agapi gia to kalokeri" and "Ki an s'agapo den s'orizo").

Linda Hargrove - (Linda Bartholomew) - The Blue Jean Country Queen - Died 10-24-2010 in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. - Complications from a bone marrow transplant of 20 years earlier ( Country - Gospel ) Born 1949 in Florida, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Love Was (Once Around The Dance Floor)" and wrote, "Tennessee Whiskey" and "Just Get Up and Close the Door") - Her songs have been recorded by George Jones, Leon Russell, Michael Nesmith, Al Green, Tammy Wynette, David Allan Coe, Asleep At The Wheel, Lynn Anderson, Ernest Tubb, Tanya Tucker, Tommy James, and Johnny Rodriguez.

Gregory Isaacs (aka Cool Ruler and Lonely Lover) (Gregory Anthony Isaacs) - Died 10-25-2010 in London, England - Lung cancer ( Reggae ) Born 7-15-1951 in Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica - Singer - (He did, "Night Nurse" and "Love Is Overdue") - Worked with Winston Sinclair ("Another Heartache"), The Concords, Freddie McGregor, Ninjaman, and JC Lodge and Beres Hammond.

Hollis Dixon - Died 10-25-2010 - Parkinson's disease ( Rock - R&B ) Born 9-23-1935 in Decatur, AL, U.S. - Singer -  Led Hollis Dixon And The Keynotes (They did, "Paper Boy") - Workd with Gary Baker, Jimmie Johnson, Donnie Fritts, Travis Wammack, Owen Hale, Eddie Hinton, Lenny LeBlanc, Barry Beckett, Ronnie Eades, Steve Nathan, Bob Wray, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Roger Hawkins, Mickey Buckins, Junior Lowe, Randy McCormick and Donnie Srygley.

James Phelps - Died 10-26-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Complications of diabetes ( R&B - Gospel ) Born 4-2-1932 in Shreveport, LA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Love Is A Five Letter Word") - Worked with The Gospel Songbirds, The Holy Wonders, The Soul Stirrers, The Clefs Of Calvary, Lou Rawls and Sam Cooke.

Peter Schekeryk - Died 10-26-2010 in Framingham, MA, U.S. - Born 6-23-1942 in Ukrain - Produced and managed his wife singer, Melanie.

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

Armin Kummerle - Died 10-27-2010 - Heart problem - He was 55 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Worked with with The T-Bones and Forrest Jump.

Jack Brokensha (John Joseph Brokensha) (aka White Jack) - Died 10-28-2010 in Sarasota, FL, U.S. - Complications of congestive heart failure ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 1-5-1926 in Nailsworth, Adelaide, Australia - Vibraphonist and percussionist - Was a member of The Australian Jazz Quartet - Worked with The Funk Brothers, Art Mardigan, Matt Michaels, the house band for Soupy Sales' TV show and The Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Walter Payton Jr. - Died 10-28-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 8-23-1942 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Bassist - Led Snap Bean and Gumbo File - Worked with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Aaron Neville ("Tell It Like It Is"), Harry Connick Jr., Champion Jack Dupree, Chuck Carbo and Lee Dorsey ("Working In A Coal Mine) - Father of trumpeter, Nicholas Payton.

John Sekula (John E. Sekula) (aka J.J. Righteous) - Died 10-28-2010 - Possible heart failure ( Metal ) Born 1-14-1969 - Guitarist - Was a member of Mushroomhead (They did, "Too Much Nothing" and "Simpleton") - Worked with State Of Conviction.

Cisco B (Cisco Bikane) (aka Brigadier Cisco) - Died 10-30-2010 - Car accident - Singer - Worked with Slizer, Mercy M, Biza Mupulu and Captain Dira.

Sean Carasov (aka Captain Pissy and The Captain) - Died 10-31-2010 - Shot himself - Managed The Beastie Boys - He did A&R work for the record labels Jive (Getting A Tribe Called Quest signed), Atlantic, Mammoth and Artist Direct.

Shannon Tavarez - Died 11-1-2010 in New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY, U.S. - Acute myeloid leukemia - She was 11 years old - Singer - She portrayed Young Nala in the Broadway musical, The Lion King.

Jeremiah Valdez - Died 11-2-2010 ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of Orthodox Fuzz.

Jim Clench - Died 11-2-2010 ( Rock ) Born 5-1-1949 - Bassist and singer - Worked with The Coven, April Wine (They did, "Oowatanite" and "Didn't You"), 451 Degrees and Bachman Turner Overdrive.

Eddie Hazell - Died 11-2-2010 ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old - Guitarist and singer - Led The Eddie Hazell Trio - Was a member of The 3 Echoes.

John Summerlin - Died 11-2-2010 in Daleville, AL, U.S. - After a gig ( Rock ) He was 37 years old - Keyboardist and singer - Was a member of In The Pocket.

Jerry Bock (Jerrold Lewis Bock) - Died 11-3-2010 ( Musicals ) Born 11-23-1928 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. - Composer and pianist - Collaborated with Larry Holofcener and Sheldon Harnick - He composed for the musicals, Fiddler On The Roof, Fiorello! and The Madwoman of Central Park West - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Theater Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Hotep Galeta (Hotep Idris Galeta) (Cecil Galeta) - Died 11-3-2010 in Johannesburg - After an asthma attack ( Jazz ) Born 6-7-1941 in Cape Town, South Africa - Pianist - Worked with Dollar Brand, Lamie Zukufu, Herb Alpert, David Crosby, The Byrds, Letta Mbuli, Elvin Jones, Hugh Masekela], Jackie McLean, Archie Shepp, Mario Pavone and Joshua Redman.

Ruben Basoalto (aka El Pulpo) - Died 11-3-2010 in Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 7-9-1947 in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Drummer - Was a member of Vox Dei (They did, "Reflejos tuyos y mios" and "Compulsion").

Ronnie Scaife - Died 11-3-2010 in Perry County, Tennessee, U.S. - Brain hemorrhage ( Country ) He was 63 years old - Singer and songwriter - (He co-wrote, "Me And The I.R.S." and "Patsy Come Home") - His songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Diamond Rio, Conway Twitty, Mel McDaniel and Johnny Paycheck - Cousin of Music Row producer, Joe Scaife.

Sonia Pottinger - Died 11-3-2010 in St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica - Born 6-?-1931 in St. Thomas, Jamaica - Producer - She produced Joe White, Errol Dunkley, The Ethiopians, Culture, U Roy, Big Youth, Toots & The Maytals, Roland Alphonso and Marcia Griffiths - Ran the Tip Top, High Note and Gay Feet labels - Wife of producer, Lyndon Pottinger.

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

James Freud (James Randall Freud) (Colin Joseph McGlinchey) - Died 11-4-2010 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia - Suicide ( Rock ) Born 6-29-1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Singer, guitarist and bassist - Was a member of Sabre, The Spred, Teenage Radio Stars (They did, "I Wanna Be Your Baby"), James Freud & The Radio Stars ("Modern Girl"), James Freud & Berlin, The Models (They did, "Barbados" and "Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight"), Beatfish and Moondog - Managed his sons' band, Attack Of The Mannequins - He was married to author, Sally Clifton - ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Michelle Nicastro - Died 11-4-2010 in California, U.S. - Breast cancer - Born 3-31-1960 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Actress and singer - She released three albums of songs from animated musicals - She was Ariadne in the Broadway musical, Merlin and was the singing voice of Callisto in an episode of TV's, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Slycoh Marowa - Died 11-4-2010 in Australia - Hit by two cars ( Hip Hop - R&B ) Born 11-19-1984 in Zimbabwean - Singer - Co-founded the Hard Hustle music label.

Lynn Hoyt (Helen Claire Wilhoit Moroney) - Died 11-4-2010 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Pneumonia ( Big Band ) Born 1925 in Maryville, TN, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Teddy Phillips Orchestra - Wife of broadcast executive and publisher, James M. Moroney Jr.

Sergej Belousov (aka Oldi) - Died 11-4-2010 - Illness ( Reggae ) Born 10-16-1961 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Komitet Ohrany Tepla.

Rudy Regalado (Hector Regalado) - Died 11-4-2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Complications of pneumonia ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 1-29-1943 in Caracas, Venezuela - Played timbales and sang - Was a member of El Chicano (They did, "Tell Her She's Lovely" and "Viva Tirado") and Todos Estrellas which became Chevere - Worked with Quincy Jones, The Zawinul Syndicate, Aretha Franklin, Caravana Cuban and Alphonse Mouzon.

Danny Gould - Died 11-4-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 4-28-1921 Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Played  accordion, piano and glockenspiel and was a music executive and composer - (He co-wrote, "Cakewalk Rag" and "Tip Toe Tango") - Led The Rajahs Of Rhythm - Worked for Warner Bros. - He wrote songs for the films, National Lampoon's European Vacation and The Lost Boys - Brother of actress, Sandra Gould.

Aram Schefrin (Aram Robert Schefrin) - Died 11-4-2010 - Cancer ( Jazz Rock ) Born 3-30-1942 in Passaic, NJ, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, banjo and percussions and was an author and lawyer - Was a member of Ten Wheel Drive (They did, "I Am A Want Ad" and "Eye Of The Needle") - Worked with Genya Ravan, Lou Reed, Sunshine, D.C. LaRue and Labelle.

Jill Clayburgh - Died 11-5-2010 in Lakeville, Connecticut, U.S. - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia - Born 4-30-1944 in New York, NY, U.S. - Actress - (She sang, "Love Song" a duet with John Rubinstein and "I Guess I'll Miss The Man" in Broadways', Pippin) - Appeared in the films, An Unmarried Woman and Starting Over - She had been married to playwright, David Rabe.

Muvengwa (Nevernay Chinyanga) - Died 11-5-2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa - Hyokalemia - Born 9-?-1960 in Uzumba, Murehwa - Actor and singer - (He did, "Matinetsa").

Randy Miller (Randall J. Miller) - Died 11-5-2010 in Redding - Chondrosarcoma ( Rock ) Born 2-9-1971 in Long Beach - Drummer - Was a member of The Myriad (They did, "A Clean Shot" and "A Thousand Winters Melting").

Sid Simmons (James Simmons) - Died 11-5-2010 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( Jazz ) He was 63 years old - Pianist - Worked with The Visitors (They did, "In My Youth" and "Mood Seekers"), Locksmith, Grover Washington, Jr. and Bootsie Barnes.

Nicci DeSoto (aka Nicci D) (Nicina M. Acevedo) - Died 11-6-2010 near Concord, CA, U.S. - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) Born 10-27-1985 - Singer - She was a member of Falling To Pieces (They did, "Population One" and "Shades Of Gray").

Moonlight Nymph (Lee Jin-won) - Died 11-6-2010 - Cerebral hemorrhage, stroke or heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1973 in South Korean - Singer and one man band - (He did, "Infield Fly" and "Happy Birthday, Layla").

Tony West - Died 11-10-2010 in Merseyside, England ( Skiffle - Rock ) Born 1938 - Bassist - Was a member of The Searchers.

Lee Harper (Wilson Leroy Harper) - Died 11-10-2010 - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 2-27-1945 in Camp Le Jeune, NC, U.S. - Played trumpet - Led Lee Harper's Little Big Band - Worked with Thad Jones, Leo Wright, Al Cohn, Charlie Mariano, Hans Koller, Karl Ratzer, Aladar Pege, Jenny Evans, Fritz Pauer, The ORF Big Band, The Bosko Petrovic Big Band, Ernie Wilkins, Charly Antolini, The Frankfurt Jazz Connection and Art Farmer.

Tony Edwards - Died 11-10-2010 in London, England - He was 78 years old - Managed Deep Purple.

 Lisa Kemp (Lisa Michelle Kemp) - Died 11-11-2010 in Florida, U.S. - Car accident ( Gospel ) She was 38 years old - Singer - (She did, "One World, One Heart" with Reesy Wright And M.O.R.).

Bret Moe (Bret Alan Moe) - Died 11-11-2010 in Sioux Falls, SD, U.S. - After being attacked ( Rock ) Born 6-20-1968 in Huron, SD, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Black Nyte, Nightmare, Val-Purgis and Central Mass.

Mohd Shamrin Abd Samad - Died 11-12-2010 in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( Rock ) He was 45 years old - Singer - Was a member of Fotograf (They did, "Di Alam Fana Cinta" and "Kamu Aku Satu").

J.P. Toulon (Paul Toulon) - Died 11-13-2010 in Minneapolis, MN, U.S. ( Punk ) Born 1980 - Singer, drummer and guitarist - Was a member of Old Skull (They did, "Homeless") and Planned Collapse.

Messy Mya (Anthony Barre) - Died 11-14-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Shot ( Bounce ) He was 22 years old - (He did, "Iberville (4th Ward)").

Reid Parent (Reid Curtis Parent) - Died 11-14-2010 - Car accident ( Hip - Hop ) He was 25 years old - Worked with Raw Element.

Tony Moreno (Antonio Moreno) - Died 11-14-2010 Miami, FL, U.S. - Complications of liver cancer - Created the MP (Musical Production) label who signed Eddy Herrera, Tito Rojas, Puerto Rican Power, Anthony Cruz, BigBoy, Pedro Jesus, Oscar D' Leon, Tommy Olivencia and La Formula Perfecta.

Roberto Pregadio - Died 11-15-2010 in Rome Italy - Illness - Born 12-6-1928 in Catania, Italy - Pianist and composer - Was a member of Sestetto Swing - (He co-wrote the theme for the film, "The Forgotten Pistolero") - Composed music for many other films including, Il Sorriso Della Iena, Last House On The Beach and Quello Sporco Disertore.

Tetsuro Hoshino (Tetsuro Arichika) - Died 11-15-2010 in Tokyo, Japan - Heart failure - Born 1925 - Lyricist - (He wote Kiyoko Suizenji's, "Sanbyaku Rokuju Goho No March" and Saburo Kitajima's, "Hakodate No Hito") - Wrote songs for Harumi Miyako, Ichiro Toba, Hibari Misora and Miyuki Kawanaka.

Sam Frost (Samuel E. Frost) - Died 11-15-2010 ( Acoustic Rock ) He was 16 years old - Singer, drummer and guitarist - Was a member of Taking This Oasis (They did, "Use Somebody" and "Take Your Toll On Me").

Jenny Bohman - Died 11-15-2010 - Cancer ( Blues ) Born 1963 - Singer and harmonica player - (She did, "Coming Home" and "The Party Is Over") - Member of Little Jenny And The Blue Beans (They did, "You Need Water" and "I Ain't No Leftover") and The Monaco Blues Band (They did, "I'll Take The Saint" and "Let Me Show You") - Worked with Jenny & Bjorn.

Mimi Perrin (Jeannine Perrin) - Died 11-16-2010 in Paris, France ( Jazz ) Born 2-2-1926 - Singer and pianist - Was a member of Blue Stars Of France and Les Double Six - Worked with Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and Dizzy Gillespie.

Harry Whitaker - Died 11-17-2010 - Possible heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 9-19-1942 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Roberta Flack, Lloyd Price, Stephanie Mills, Terumasa Hino, The Eddie Jacobs Band, Al Cooper, Eugene McDaniel, Gwen Guthrie, The Spinners, Slide Hampton and Roy Ayers.

Sifiso Mzulwini - Died 11-17-2011 - During a shoot out with the police ( Gospel ) Singer - Was a member of iThemba.

Peter Hibbert (aka Mark Day and Mark Peters) - Died 11-18-2010 ( Rock ) He was 69 years old - Singer - Was a member of Lennie And The Teenbeats, Thje Dappers, Mark Day & The Knights, The Blue Star Combo and The Accy Rockers.

Lakis Alexandrou - The Greek Al bano - Found dead 11-18-2010 in Egaleo, Athens, Greece - Heart attack - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "T' oneiro" and "Biala Golebica").

Ladislav Demeterffy (aka Laci and 75 Cents) - Died 11-19-2010 in Zagreb, Croatia ( Rap ) Born 1-29-1933 in Croatia - Sang and played accordion - Worked with Kraljevi Ulice (They did, "Romanca").

Karen Deal (Karen T. Deal) - Died 11-19-2010 in Temple Terrace, FL, U.S. - After choking on food ( Rock ) Born 10-6-1953 - Played keyboard and bass - Was a member of The Mod Squad - Wife of singer, Marty Balin.

Piotr Hertel - Died 11-19-2010 - Born 5-19-1936 in Lodz - Composer and pianist - Taught Electronic Computer Music at The Lodz Academy Of Music - Wrote music for the musicals, Krolowa Sniegu and Opiekun Mojej Zony and for the films, Mezczyzni Na Wyspie and Z Przygoda Na Ty.

Gentleman June Gardner (Albert Gardner) - Died 11-19-2010 ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 1930 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Drummer - (He did, "Mustard Greens" and "99 Plus One") - Led June Gardner And The Fellas - Worked with Lil Green, Edgar Blanchard And The Gondoliers, Sam Cooke, Lee Dorsey ("Working In A Coal Mine"), Alvin "Red" Tyler, Lionel Hampton, Lou Rawls, Roy Brown and Dave Bartholomew.

Alvin Bart - Died 11-19-2010 - He was 86 years old - Music agent - Worked for MCA - Co-owned Bart-Levy And Associates and The Bart-Milander firm - His clients included Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Lalo Schifrin, Bill Conti, Michel Legrand, Hal David, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman and Andre Previn.

Little Smokey Smothers (Albert Abraham Smothers) - Died 11-20-2010 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Natural causes ( Blues ) Born 1-2-1939 in Tchula, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Led Little Smokey Smothers And The Pipeplayers - Worked with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Arthur "Big Boy" Spires, Lazy Bill Lucas, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, James Cotton, Earl Hooker, Junior Wells, The Legendary Blues Band and Howlin' Wolf - Cousin of singer, Lee "Shot" Williams and brother of singer and guitarist, Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers.

Pat Cornwell - Died 11-20-2010 - Colon cancer - Drummer - Worked with The Funions and Reasonable Doubt.

Deborah Lynn Sabino (Deborah Moore and Deborah Keith) - Died 11-21-2010 in Shelby Township, MI, U.S. - Breast cancer ( Jazz - Standards ) Born 1954 - Singer and pianist.

Kenney Haddock (William Kenneth Haddock) - Died 11-21-2010 in Virginia Beach ( Bluegrass ) Born 1935 in Richmond - Played dobro, banjo, fiddle and mandolin - Worked with Earl Taylor, The Foggy Mountain Boys, Bill Baker and The Country Gentlemen.

Byron Gustafson - Died 11-22-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Illness - Born 7-29-1954 in Brainerd, MN, U.S. - Manager - Worked for ICM Artists Ltd. and Opus 3 Artists LLC - Worked with artists such as Suzanne Vega, Tai Murray, Orli Shaham, Joyce Yang, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Chieftains, James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, Yuri Bashmet and Patti LuPone.

Abdul Atik - Died 11-24-2010 in Sinnar - Car accident ( Qawwali - Pop ) Played the dholak - Worked with Toshi Sabri.

Peter Christopherson (aka Sleazy) (Peter Martin Christopherson) - Died 11-24-2010 ( Industrial - Experimental ) Born 2-27-1954 - (He did, "Mahil Athal Nadrach" as The Threshold HouseBoys Choir) - Was a member of Throbbing Gristle (They did, "Slug Bait" and "Zyclon B Zombie"), Psychic TV and Coil (They did, "How To Destroy Angels").

Sam Williams - Died 11-24-2010 ( Rock ) He was 18 years old - Played bass - Was a member of White Vulture, Plan 9 From Inner Space (They did, "Started With A Kiss" and "Surfin' With The Corbys") and God Bless Texas.

Norman Mail - Died 11-25-2010 in Elloughton ( Dance Hall ) He was 84 years old - Born in Cottingham - Pianist - Led The Norman Mail Band.

Armando Acosta - Died 11-25-2010 ( Metal ) He was 58 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Tyrant who became Saint Vitus (They did, "The Walking Dead" and "White Stallions").

Vitthal Umap (Shahir Vitthal Umap) - Died 11-26-2010 in Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur - After he collapsed on stage ( Folk ) Born 6-7-15-1931 in Naigaum, Mumbai - Singer, musician and actor.

Maria Hellwig (Maria Neumaier) - Died 11-26-2010 in Ruhpolding, Bavaria, Germany ( Alpine Folk ) Born 2-22-1920 in Reit im Winkl, Germany - Yodeler and guitarist - Sang in a duo with her daughter, Margot.

Mario Pacheco - Died 11-26-2010 in Madrid, Spain - Cancer - Born 1950 in Madrid, Spain - Producer and photographer - Founded the Nuevos Medios record label which released recordings by Pata Negra, Joy Division, La Macanita, The Smiths, Ray Heredia, Keith Jarrett, La Barbería del Sur, Pat Metheny, Golpes Bajos, Steve Reich, Bill Evans, New Order, Art Pepper, Diego Carrasco and Ketama.

Lancelee Trimm (Lancelee James Trimm) - Died 11-27-2010 in Vermont, U.S. - Car accident - He was 21 years old - Played drums and string and wind instruments - Worked with Logan Osberg.

Silvia (Rieko Matsuda) - Died 11-28-2010 in Tokyo, Japan - Lung cancer - She was 52 years old - Singer - Was a member of Los Indios & Silvia (They did, "Wakaretemo Sukinahito").

Irena Anders (aka Renata Bogdaiska) (Irena Jarosiewicz) - Died 11-29-2010 in London, England - Heart attack - Born 5-12-1920 in Bruntal, Czechoslovakia - Actress and singer - Worked with Henryk Wars.

Peter Hofmann - Died 11- 29-2010 in Selb, Bavaria, Germany - Pneumonia ( Opera - Musicals - Rock ) Born 8-22-1944 in Marienbad, Czech Republic - Singer - (He did versions of, "The House Of The Rising Sun" and "Love Hurts").

Big Woody Davis (Elbert W. Davis Jr.) - Died 11-29-2010  in Shawnee County, KS, U.S. - Car accident ( Blues ) He was 61 years old - Drummer - Led The Big Woody Blues Revue.

Roy Kirby - Died 11-29-2010 - Illness ( Jazz ) He was 68 years old - Played banjo and guitar - Led The Roy Kirby Paragon Jazz Band.

Monty Sunshine - Died 11-30-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 4-9-1928  in Stepney, London - Played clarinet - Worked with The Eager Beavers, The Crane River Jazz Band, Beryl Bryden, George Melly, Chris Barber's Jazz Band (They did, "Petite Fleur"), Johnny Parker, Diz Disley and Donegan's Dancing Sushine Band.

Hilton Hudson - Died 11-30-2010 ( Doo-wop ) He was 74 years old - Singer - Was a member of  The Monograms (They did, "Please Baby Please" and "Juanita").

Dave Machander - Died 11-?-2010 - Cancer ( Metal ) He was 43 years old - Drummer - Worked with Annihilator.

Harold J. Hardy Sr. - Died 12-2-2010 in Knoxville, TN, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( R&B - Gospel ) Singer.

Rameswar Pathak - Died 12-3-2010 in Guwahati - Illness ( Folk ) He was 72 years old - Singer - Worked with Arati Mukherji, Shyamal Mitra, Purna Das and Manna Dey.

Catherine Potter - Died 12-3-2010 - Breast cancer ( Fusion ) She was 52 years old - Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada - Bansuri flute player - (She did, "Karuna" and "Gori").

 Wally Traugott (Wallace Edward Traugott) - Died 12-3-2010 - Born 9-11-1934 - Played fiddle and was a mastering and lacquer-cutting engineer for Capitol Records - Worked on records for REO Speedwagon, Boston, The Beach Boys, Bob Seger, Paul McCartney and The Steve Miller Band

Xabier Lete - Died 12-4-2010 - Born 1944 in Oiartzun - Singer and poet - Was a member of Ez Dok Amairu - Worked with Atahualpa Yupanqui.

Jimy Rogers - Died 12-4-2010 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Cancer ( Soul - Rock ) Singer - Was a member of The Mauds (They did, "Soul Drippin" and "C'mon And Move") - Worked with Blue Road.

Andreas Schwabe - Died 12-4-2010 - Accident ( Punk ) Born 1950 - Guitarist - Worked with The Razors (They did, "Heros" and "Don't Look Back"), Projekt Kotelett and Phantastix.

Mick Hogg (aka Mushroom Mick) (Michael Hogg) - Died 12-4-2010 - Lung cancer ( Folk Rock ) He was 55 years old - Sang and played guitar - (He did versions of, "Alice" and "All Along The Watchtower") - Voted the world's worst busker in a national newspaper poll.

John Leslie (John Leslie Nuzzo) - Died 12-5-2010 in Mill Valley, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Blues ) Born 1-25-1946 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Sang and played harmonica and was a actor, producer and director of adult movies - Led The John Leslie Blues Band - Was a member of The Brooklyn Blues Busters who backed John Lee Hooker and Victoria Spivey - Worked with Rusty Zinn.

Donald Lineberger - Died 12-5-2010 - Smoke inhalation and exposure to heat in a house fire ( Country ) He was 71 years old - Played banjo - Worked with Bill Monroe and Glen Campbell.

Kari Tapio (Kari Tapani Jalkanen) - Died 12-7-2010 in Espoo, Finland ( Country - Folk - Schlager ) Born 11-22-1945 in Suonenjoki, Finland - Singer - (He did, "Myrskyn Jalkeen" and "Olen Suomalainen") - Worked with The ER-Quartet and Jami And The Noisemakers.

Ernie Mae Miller (Ernie Mae Crafton Miller) - Died 12-8-2010 - Multiple myeloma ( Blues - Jazz ) Born 2-7-1927 in Austin, TX, U.S. - Singer, pianist and saxophonist - (She did, "Little Girl Blue") - Was a member of The Prairie View Co-eds - Austin Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jesse Rich (aka Jess the Mess) - Died 12-8-2010 - Drug overdose ( Punk ) He was 32 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Broken Bottles (They did, "Tomorrow" and "Drinking In The Rain").

Ron Artis - Died 12-8-2010 in Haleiwa, HI. U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz - Funk - Reggae ) He was 61 years old - Born in Texas, U.S. - Painter and keyboardist - Led The Ron Artis Family Band (They did, "No One Else To Blame" and "Movin' On").

Bobby Woods (Robert Woods) - Died 12-8-2010 - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 59 years old - Born in Camden - Bassist - Was the original bass player for The Hooters (They did, "Trouble In Paradise") - Worked with Youth Camp, Hot Property, Fallen Angel, The Torpedos and The Heartbeats.

James Moody - Died 12-9-2010 in San Diego, California, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Jazz ) Born 3-26-1925 in Savannah, Georgia, U.S. - Played saxophone and flute - (He did, "Moody's Mood For Love" and "First Thing In The Morning") - Led The James Moody Quarte - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Pee Wee Moore, The WDR Big Band, Mike Longo and Kenny Barron.

Simon R. Urbina - Died 12-9-2010 - Heart condition - He was 83 years old - Born in Chicago, Ill., U.S. Played clarinet and saxophone - Was a member of The J-5 Band, and Chito And The Latiniers.

Tony Schilder - The gentleman of Jazz - Died 12-10-2010 in Cape Town - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 1937 - Pianist - Led The Tony Schilder Trio - Father of musician, Hilton Schilder.

 Sherrill Nielsen (Shaun Nielsen) - Died 12-10-2010 ( Gospel ) Singer - (He did, "Lights Of L.A.") - Worked with The Songfellows Quartet, The Singing Speer Family, Jake Hess And The Imperials Quartet, The Plainsmen Quartet, The Masters V, Voice, Elvis Presley ("Softly As I Leave You") and with his wife, Brenda Nielsen.

Mart Sork - Died 12-10-2010 - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 1965 - Trombonist - Was a member of Compromise Blue.

Sid Whatley - Died 12-10-2010 - Complications following surgery ( Country ) He was 62 years old - Musician and voiceover artist - Was a member of Just Us Five and Willy Kickit (They did, "Hundred Dollar Lady" and "Mainstream").

George Pickow - Died 12-10-2010 in Roslyn, NY, U.S. - Respiratory failure - Born 11-2-1922 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Photographer - His photos graced many album covers - He had photographed Little Richard, Josh White, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Louis Jordan, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett - Ran a the record label, Greenhays Recordings whiched released records by Lily May Ledford, John McCutcheon, Alice Gerrard and Mike Seeger - He was married to singer, Jean Ritchie.

James Peterson - Died 12-11-2020 in AL, U.S. - Heart attack ( Blues ) Born 11-4-1937 in Russell County, AL, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "Chicken Biddy" and "Up For Adoption") - Owned The Governor's Inn House Of Blues which hosted acts such as Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters - Father of singer and musician, Judge Kenneth "Lucky" Peterson.

Enrique Morente (Enrique Morente Cotelo) - Died 12-13-2010 in Madrid, Spain - After an ulcer operation ( Flamenco ) Born 12-25-1942 in Albaicin, Granada, Spain - Singer - Worked with Felix de Utrera, Manolo Sanlucar, Parrilla de Jerez, Sabicas, Lagartija Nick and Nino Ricardo.

Remmy Ongala (Ramadhani Mtoro Ongala) (aka Dr. Remmy and The Doctor) - Died 12-13-2010 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania ( Ubongo ) Born 1947 in Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Mambo Kwa Socks") - Was a member of Orchestra Super Makassy and Orchestra Super Matimila.

Woolly Wolstenholme (Stuart John Wolstenholme) - Died 12-13-2010 - Suicide ( Rock ) Born 4-14-1947  in Chadderton, Lancashire, England - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "Lives On The Line" and "Has To Be A Reason") - Was a member of The Sorcerers, The Keepers and Barclay James Harvest (They did, "The Sun Will Never Shine" and "The Iron Maiden").

Gary Grimes - Died 12-13-2010 in Ohio, U.S. - Brain tumor ( Rock ) He was 60 years old - Played bass - Was a member of The Fab Four who were a Beatles tribute band - Gary portrayed Paul McCartney.

Eric Smith - Died 12-?-2010 in Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, England - Cancer ( Big Band - Jazz ) He was 65 years old - Played trumpet - Worked with Cabaret, The Gordon Tetley Big Band, The GT Band, Shirley Bassey and Les Dawson - Husband of singer, Michaela Smith.

Nick Hunter (aka Nick The Stick) - Died 12-14-2010 - Cancer - He was 67 years old - Record company executive - Worked for Epic, Electra, CBS, Giant, Warner Brothers and Atlantic records - Founded Audium records later renamed Koch Records - Worked with Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, Hank Williams Jr. and Dwight Yoakam - He also was a radio sports announcer.

Angie Tysseland - Died 12-14-2010 - Ovarian cancer ( Choir - Ambient - Jazz ) She was 49 years old - Singer and pianist - Worked with Refiner's Fire Choir (They did, "Walk Thru Fire" and "Go To The Rock") and H'rattitude.

Andrew Block (aka Blaklistid and Andy Rock) - Died 12-14-2010 in Edmonton, Alberta , Canada - Shot ( Hip Hop ) He was 31 years old - (He did, "Life Or Death" and "All Life Long").

Glyn Woodman (Haydn Glyn Woodman) (aka Wooders) - Died 12-15-2010 ( Country - Rock ) He was 67 years old - Born in Newport, Wales, UK - Guitarist - Was a member of The James Boys.

Rusty McNeil (Joan Betty Wilmsmeier) - Died 12-15-2010 in Riverside - Complications from a 2009 stroke ( Folk ) Born 2-12-1929 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, autoharp, drums and rhythm instruments - Worked with her husband, Keith McNeil.

Alhaji Agba (Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister) - Died 12-16-2010 in London, England - Illness ( Yoruba Blues - Fuji - Juju - Apala ) Singer - Led The Supreme Fuji Commanders, and The Africa Musical International Ambassadors.

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

Andrew Lister - Died 12-?-2010 - Possible heart attack ( Rock - Folk Rock ) He was 36 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Before The Storm and Hellblazer (They did, "Gears Of War" and "Who Are The Freaks").

Captain Beefheart (Don Glen Vliet) (aka Bloodshot Rollin' Red) - Died 12-17-2010 in California, U.S. - Complications from multiple sclerosis ( Experimental - Rock - Blues - Avant-garde ) Born 1-15-1941 in Glendale, CA, U.S. - Sang and played harmonica, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, french horn, flute and piccolo - (He did, "The Blimp") - Led The Magic Band (They did, "Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do" and "Korn Ring Finger") - Worked with Frank Zappa ("Willie The Pimp"), The Omens and The Blackouts.

Robin Rogers - Died 12-17-2010 in Gaston County, Dallas, NC, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Blues ) She was 55 years old - Sang and played guitar and harmonica - (She did, "Color-Blind Angel" and "Nobody’s Gonna Hurt You") - Led Robin Rogers And Her Hot Band - Wife of guitarist, Tony Rogers.

Glen Adams (aka Capo) - Died 12-17-2010 in Mona, Jamaica ( Reggae ) Born 1945 in Jones Town, Kingston, Jamaica - Keyboardist - Was a member of Ken And Glen, The Hippy Boys and The Upsetters - Worked with The Heptones, The Wailers ("Mr Brown"), Lester Sterling ("Bangarang"), Stranger Cole, The Pioneers, Lee "Scratch" Perry ("Return Of Django") and Slim Smith ("Everybody Needs Love").

Lina Romay (Maria Elena) - Died 12-17-2010 in Pasadena - Natural causes - Born 1-16-1919 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer and actress - Worked with The Xavier Cugat Orchestra (They did, "She's A Bombshell From Brooklyn") - Acted in the films, The Big Wheel and Cheyenne Cowboy.

Abu Semhando - Sied 12-18-2010 in Samaki, Mbezi in Dar es Salaam - Motorcycle accident - He was 57 years old - Musician - Worked with Twanga Pepeta, Beta Musica, Solar TV Band, Tanga International, Super Matimila, Toma Toma, Diamond Sound "WanaKibinda Nkoi", Safari Sound, Tanza Musica and Vijana Jazz.

Clay Cole (Albert Rucker, Jr.) - Died 12-18-2010 - Born 1-1-1938 in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. - Television host, DJ, writer, producer and director - Hosted TV's music programs, Rucker's Rumpus Room and The Clay Cole Show - Starred in HBO's music special, Clay Cole's 20 Years Of Rock And Roll.

Clete Bellin (Cletus Bellin) - Died 12-18-2010 ( Polka ) He was 67 years old - Born in Door County - Pianist and singer - Led The Clete Bellin Orchestra - He directed The St. Peter Choir and The Wisconsin Czech Choraliers.

Pat Smart - Died 12-18-2010 ( Country ) He was 74 years old - Played, designed and built guitars - Cousin of singer, Faron Young.

Bob Demmon (Robert Graham Demmon) ( Surf ) Died 12-18-2010 in Coronado, CA, U.S. - Born 2-11-1939 in Boulder, CO, U.S. - Played guitar and trumpet - Was a member of The Astronauts (They did, "Kuk" and "Our Car Club").

Trudy Pitts Carney (Gertrude E. Pitts) - Died 12-19-2010 - Pancreatic cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1933 in South Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer and keyboardist - (She did, "Count Nine" and "Steppin' In Minor") - Was a member of The Hi-Tones - Worked with John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Pat Martino and Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Wife of percussionist, William Theodore Carney II (Mr. C.) and mother of singer, William Theodore Carney III (TC III).

Harold Blanchard - Died 12-19-2010 in Edgewater - Heart attack and stroke ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Pianist - (He wrote, "New Earth Sonata") - Worked with Chick Corea and Quincy Jones.

Dixon Bowles (W. Dixon Bowles) - Died 12-19-2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Natural causes ( Folk Choral ) He was 66 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The W.D. Singers and The Dan Blocker Singers (aka The Group).

Mike Fox (David Michael Fox) - Died 12-19-2010 in San Pedro, Belize - Cancer ( Jazz - Rock - Blues ) Born 5-14-1943 in Illinois, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with The University of Illinois Marching band and  Dennis Wolfe And The Usual Suspects (They did, "Just Another Gringo In Belize" and "All Cayed Up").

Magnolia Shorty (Renetta Lowe) - Queen of Bounce - Died 12-20-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Shot in a double slaying ( Bounce ) Born 1982 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Smoking Gun" and "Got A Thing For U") - Worked with Kourtney Heart ("My Boy").

Jean-Pierre Leloir - Died 12-20-2010 in Paris, France - Born 1931 - Photographer - His photographs graced the covers of albums by Donald Byrd, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Lester Young, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong among others.

Marcia Lewis - Died 12-21-2010 in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S. - Cancer - Born 8-8-1938 in Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S. - Actress and singer - Worked with The Mark Hummel Quartet - Appeared in the musicals, Hello, Dolly!, Chicago and Grease.

Jack Tracy - Died 12-21-2010 - Born 1927 - Was an editor for Down Beat magazine and a record producer - Worked for Limelight, Mercury, Argo, Fantasy, Chess and World-Pacific records - Worked with The Benny Golson-Art Farmer Jazztet.

Shakey Perry (Mark Perry) - Died 12-?-2010 - Heart attack - He was 51 yearts old - Drummer - Was a member of The Northside Grizzly Band - Was a sound man for Mr. Cabbagehead & The Screamin' Radishes.

Hattie Bush (Hattie Elizabeth Bush) - Died 12-23-2010 ( Gospel ) She was 76 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Spiritualette Gospel Singers (They did, "Sweepin' Through The City").

Nick Johnson - Died 12-23-2010 in Spain - Motorcycle accident ( Blues ) He was 48 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Bluefinger.

Toms Castles (Thomas J. Castles) - Died 12-23-2010 in Stockton ( Jazz ) He was 102 years old - Sang and played piano, banjo and guitar - Was a member of The Castles Family Band.

Ricardo Escobar (aka La Bruja) - Died 12-24-2010 ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of Resistencia (They did, "Hijos De La Democracia" and "Muerto En Vida").

Myrna Smith - Died 12-24-2010 in Canoga Park, California, U.S. - Illness ( Gospel - R&B ) Born 1941 - Singer - She was a member of The Sweet Inspirations (They did, "That's The Way My Baby Is" and "Flash In The Pan") who worked with Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Dusty Springfield, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.

Dorothy Jones Johnson - Died 12-25-2010 in Columbus, OH, U.S. - Complications from Alzheimer's Disease ( R&B ) Born 5-13-1934 in South Carolina, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "It's Unbearable" and "Taking That Long Walk Home") - Was a member of The Cookies (They did, "Chains" and "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)") who had also used the names, The Cinderellas ("Baby, Baby (I Still Love You)"), The Stepping Stones, The Honey Bees and The Palisades - Worked with Carole King ("It Might As Well Rain Until September"), Bernadette Castro, The Drifters, Neil Sedaka ("Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"), Tony Orlando, Len Barry, Little Eva ("The Loco-Motion"), Eydie Gorme ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), LaVerne Baker, Freddie Scott, Beverly Warren and Bobby Harris.

Teena Marie (Mary Christine Brockert) (aka Lady Tee) - Ivory Queen of Soul - Died 12-26-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 3-5-1956 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. - Sang and played keyboards, guitar and congas - (She did, "Lovergirl" and "Ooo La La La") - Worked with Rick James ("I'm A Sucker For Your Love").

Bernie Wilson (Bernard Wilson) - Died 12-26-2010 in Voorhees, NJ, U.S. - Complications of a stroke and heart attack ( R&B - Soul ) Born 1946 - Singer - Was a member of Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes (They did, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" and "Wake Up Everybody").

Norberto Tavares - Died 12-26-2010 in New Bedford, MA, U.S. ( Funana - Batuko ) Born 6-6-1956 in Assomada, Santiago, Cape Verde - Played guitar and keyboards - Was a member of Black Power and Tropical Power - Son of musician, Aristides Tavares.

Jess Porras (Jesus Porras) - Died 12-26-2010 in San Diego, CA, U.S. - Complications of prostate cancer ( R&B ) He was 69 years old - Played  flute, guitar, violin, saxophone and piano - Was a member of The Top 5 and The Playboys who became The Mixtures (They did, "Rainbow Stomp” and “Olive Oyl").

Bill Maddox (Bill Leslie Maddox) - Died 12-27-2010 in Southwest Travis County - Shot in a home break-in ( Jazz Rock ) He was 54 years old - Drummer and guitarist - Worked with The Signs Of Life, The Electromagnets, Alien Love Child, The Project Terror Band, The Fabulous Chavelles, Grady, Omar And The Howlers and The Eric Johnson Group.

Lorenzo Pimentel - Died 12-27-2010 - Prostate cancer - He was 82 years old - Guitar maker - Founded Pimentel & Sons Guitar Makers Inc. - His guitars have been used by Manuel Lopez Ramos, Pepe Romero, Ottmar Liebert and Johnny Smith.

Bobby Scott - Died 12-27-2010 ( Rock ) Drummer - Was a member of The Clayton Squares (They did, "And Tears Fell" and a version of "Come And Get It").

Rory Thomas (Rory J. Thomas) - Died 12-27-2010 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Keyboardist - (He did, "Fire Wheels" and "Skateboard Freak-out") - Worked with Zooo Superbande, The Questions, Doug Parkinson's In Focus, The Affair and Heart 'N Soul.

Vili Kavaldzhiev - Died 12-28-2010 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 8-1-1945 in Samovit, Pleven - Singer - (He did, "Blizo Do Men" ("Close To Me")) - Was a member of Lira 70, Vikingite, Zlatni Struni, Impuls and Tangra.

Zeferino Nandayapa - Died 12-28-2010 in in Tlalnepantla, Mexico ( Mexican Folk - Latin-American Folk ) He was 79 years old - Played marimba - Was a member of The Marimba Nandayapa - Worked with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Orquesta de la Comunidad Espanola.

Agathe von Trapp (Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp) - Died 12-28-2010 in Towson, Maryland, U.S. - Born 3-12-1913 in Pola, Istria, Austria-Hungary - Singer - Was a member of The Trapp Family Singers who were the inspiration for the play and film, The Sound Of Music.

Mean Gene Kelton (Sidney Kelton) - Died 12-28-2010 in Crosby - His car collided with a school bus ( Blues Rock - Rockabilly ) Born about 1955 in Booneville, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and harmonica player - (He did, "Let Me Pump Your Gas" and "My Baby Don't Wear No Panties") - Led The Gene Kelton Band - Was a member of The Love Buzzards and The Die Hards - Worked with The Moven Shadows.

Billy Taylor (William Taylor) - Died 12-28-2010 ( Jazz ) Born 7-24-1921 in Greenville, NC, U.S. - Pianist - (He did, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free") - Led The Billy Taylor Trio - Worked with Miles Davis, Ben Webster's Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.

Allun Cormier - Died 12-29-2010 in Solar Hill district, Bristol, Virginia, U.S. - Smoke inhalation in a house fire ( Folk - Americana ) Singer, guitarist and pianist - Was a member of Folk Soul Revival (They did, "Love In Lot 9" and "Part Two").

Dave Giegerich - Died 12-29-2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Complications of aplastic anemia ( Hawaiian - Western Swing - Rockabilly ) Born 3-15-1953 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Sang and played steel guitar, dobro and electric mandolin - Worked with Bill Harrell And The Virginians, Appaloosa, Smooth Kentucky,  East Of Monroe and The Hula Monsters (They did, "On A Lil Street In Singapore" and "Rock A Hula Baby").

Mondine Garcia - Died 12-29-2010 ( Gypsy Jazz ) Guitarist - Father of guitarists Ninine Garcia and Rocky Garcia.

Bobby Farrell (Roberto Alfonso Farrell) - Found dead 12-30-2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia - Heart disease ( Disco - Pop ) Singer and dancer - Born 10-6-1949 in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles - Was a member of Boney M (They did, "Daddy Cool" and "By The Rivers Of Babylon").

Nick Santo (Nick Santamaria) - Died 12-30-2010 - Cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 1941 - Singer - Was a member of The Capris (They did, "There's A Moon Out Tonight" and "Morse Code Of Love (Baby Come Back To Me)") - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mick Haly - Died 12-30-2010 in Cosham - Illness - He was 59 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of Peter Pod And The Peas - Worked with Magic Roundabout, Infrareds, Mojos, Merlin, Jumbo and Arcade.

Tom Mullinix - Died 12-?-2010 in Florida, U.S. - Colon infection ( Dixieland ) Musician - Was a member of The Naptown Strutters - Owner of the jazz club, The Jam Cellar.

Mark Rutherford - Died 12-31-2010 in Toronto, Canada - Myelodysplastic Syndrome ( Jazz - Blues ) Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "Hitchin' A Ride On The Gravy Train" and "Overland") - Was a member of The Groove Project - Worked with Dinah Christie, Dianne Heatherington, Buffy Saint Marie, Shirley Eikhard and Louise Pitre.

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