Dead Rock Stars Club, an extensive list of dead musicians and dead singers related to rock, when and how they died with links to sites about them - 2012 July to December.

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2012 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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2012 July To December

Fritz Pauer - Died 7-1-2012 ( Jazz ) Born 10-14-1943 in Vienna, Austria - Pianist - Worked with Fatty Georges' All Star Band, The ORF Radio Big Band, Karl Ratzer, Dexter Gordon, Art Farmer, Leo Wright, Carmell Jones, Pony Poindexter, Joe Zawinul, Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Don Byas, Booker Erwin and Friedrich Gulda.

Mzimasi Ndiko - Died 7-1-2012 - Car accident ( Gospel ) He was 46 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Lusanda Spiritual Group.

Chris Armstrong - Died 7-1-2012 ( Rock ) He was 40 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Disturbing The Peace, The Retroholics, The Pineda Band and Dream On Alice.

Margot Werner - Died 7-1-2012 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany - Fell from a third floor window ( Chanson ) Born 12-8-1937 in Salzburg, Austria - Singer and dancer - (She did, "So ein Mann") - She had been married to actor, Peter Pasetti.

Jammer (Jamie Airns) - Died 7-1-2012 - Car accident ( Metal ) Drummer - Worked with Anger Management, Medulla Nocte and Murder One.

Sunny T. Adesokan (aka Actor Jordan) - Died 7-1-2012 in Ikeja - Malaria? - He was 40 something - Singer - (He did, "Omo Ina To nko Fuji").

Ossie Hibbert (Oswald Hibbert)- Died 7-1-2012 in New York, U.S. ( Reggae ) Born about 1950 in Jamaica - Keyboardist, producer and sound engineer - Worked with Dennis Brown, The Professionals, The Aggrovators, The Revolutionaries, Gregory Isaac, Johnny Clarke, Jimmy London, Delroy Wilson and Linval Thompson.

Nico Takara (aka Nicolas Takara and Pablo Nicolas Takara) - Died 7-2-2012 - Cancer ( Metal ) Born 11-10-1968 - Guitarist - Worked with Arraigo, El Reloj, Heinkel, Simbiosis, Tintoreros and Los Parralenos.

Frank Bailey (Frank Lee Bailey Jr.) - Died 7-2-2012 - Car accident ( Rock ) Born 11-15-1965 - Drummer - Worked with Embedded and Turn To Dust.

Andy Griffith (Andrew Samuel Griffith) - Died 7-3-2012 in Roanoke Island in Dare County, North Carolina, U.S. - Heart attack ( Country - Gospel ) Born 6-1-1926 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, U.S. - Actor, guitarist and singer - (He did, "Lead Me To That Rock", "The Andy Griffith Theme" and the monologue, "What It Was, Was Football") - Acted on TV's, The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock - Christian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Steven Pratt - Died 7-3-2012 - After an altercation ( Punk ) He was 44 years old - Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. - Drummer and bassist - Worked with The Slammies, Edgar Strange, The Tea Bags, Dutch 45, SuperFatFlyBoy, Drunko, The Mighty John Waynes, The Retreads, Hot Damn!, Poison Center, Pig Pen and Poop.

Ben Kynard - Died 7-5-2012 - Complications from a stroke ( Jazz ) He was 92 years old - Saxophonist - (He co-wrote, "Red Top") - Worked with The Lionel Hampton Orchestra and The Hottentots.

Valdi Moder - Died 7-5-2012 ( Metal ) Guitarist - Worked with Ich Troje, Kat & Roman Kostrzewski, Kat and Alkatraz.

Paul Ponnudorai - Died 7-7-2012 - Organ failure ( Blues - Rock - Jazz ) He was 51 years old - Singer and guitarist - (Co-wrote, "One Thousand Million Smiles") - Worked with Datuk Sheila Majid, Aubrey Suwito, Wynton Marsalis and Billy Cobham.

Dennis Flemion - Died 7-7-2012 in Racine County, Wisconsin, U.S. - Drowned ( Rock ) Born 6-6-1955 - Percussionist and keyboardist - He was 1/2 of The Frogs (They did, "Whether U Like It Or Not I Love U" and "Stand Up For Your Rights (Or Sit Down)") - Worked with The Smashing Pumpkins.

Tamango - Died 7-8-2012 - After a stroke - He was 66 years old - Sang and played the spoons - Was a member of The Shukar Collective (They did, "Malademna" and "Dalladida").

Jose Roberto Bertrami - Died 7-8-2012 ( Jazz - Funk ) Born 2-21-1946 in Tatui, of Sao Paulo, Brazil - Keyboardist - Was a member of Azymuth (They did, "Jazz Carnival" and "Linha do Horizonte") - Worked with Chico Buarque, Sarah Vaughan, Elis Regina, Eddie Palmieri, Marcos Valle, Jim Capaldi and Jorge Ben.

Uncle Lionel Batiste - Died 7-8-2012 ( Jazz - Blues )- Born 2-11-1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Drummer, singer and kazooist - Was a member of The Treme Brass Band.

Tim Cross - Died 7-9-2012 - Lung cancer ( Rock - Prog - Punk - Pop ) Keyboardist, arranger and producer - Worked with Mike Oldfield, The Adverts, Sponge, Doll By Doll, The Skids and Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Carlos Gonzalez - Died 7-9-2012 - Car accident ( Metal ) Bassist - Worked with Inbryo.

Tasos Olethros - Died 7-9-2012 - Car accident ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Dark Messiah.

Lol Coxhill (George William Lowen Coxhill) - Died 7-10-2012 in London, England - Illness ( Jazz - Rock ) Born 9-19-1932 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK - Saxophonist - Worked with Carol Grimes And Delivery, Steve Miller, G. F. Fitzgerald, The Brotherhood Of Breath, The Dedication Orchestra, David Toop, Fred Frith, Caravan, Django Bates, The Damned, Hugh Metcalfe, Derek Bailey, Welfare State, Kevin Ayers And The Whole World, Mike Oldfield and Morgan Fisher.

Maria Cole (Maria Hawkins) (aka Maria Hawkins Ellington) - Died 7-10-2012 in Boca Raton, Florida, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 8-1-1922 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Duke Ellington and Count Basie - Wife of singer, Nat King Cole, mother of singer, Natalie Cole and niece of academic, Charlotte Hawkins Brown.

Jay Robinson (Jacob Russell Robinson) - Died 7-11-2012 ( Metal ) Born 2-18-1991 - Bassist - Worked with Arbalest, Riptorn and Black Lands.

Perry Baggs - Found dead 7-12-2012 in Goodlettsville, Tenn., U.S. ( Cowpunk ) Born 1962 in Nashville, Tenn., U.S. - Drummer and singer - Was a member of Jason And The Scorchers (They did, "If Money Talks" and "White Lies").

Federico Furini (aka Peter North) - Died 7-12-2012 - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) Born 1975 - Drummer - Worked with New Flesh Coming and Bad To The Bone.

Kitty Wells (Ellen Muriel Deason) - The Queen of Country Music and The Clock Stopper - Died 7-16-2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Complications after a stroke ( Country ) Born 8-30-1919 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" and "Release Me") - Was a member of Johnnie Right And The Harmony Girls - Worked with Red Foley ("One By One" and "As Long As I Live") - She was married to singer, Johnnie Wright - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jon Lord (Jonathan Douglas Lord) - Died 7-16-2012 in London, England - Pulmonary embolism ( Rock ) Born 6-9-1941 in Leicester, England - Keyboardist and singer - Founded Deep Purple (They did, "Smoke On The Water" and "Hush") - Worked with Red Bludd's Bluesicians, The Artwoods, Whitesnake, Paice, The Hoochie Coochie Men, Ashton & Lord, The Kinks, Nazareth, Cozy Powell, Alvin Lee and The Flower Pot Men.

Bob Babbitt (Robert Kreinar) - Died 7-16-2012 - Brain cancer ( Soul - Rock  ) Born about 1938 - Bassist - He was one of The Funk Brothers - Worked with Stevie Wonder ("Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"), Edwin Starr ("War"), Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ("The Tears Of A Clown"), The Temptations ("Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"), Jim Croce ("I Got A Name"), Gladys Knight & The Pips ("Midnight Train To Georgia"), Jimi Hendrix and Phil Collins.

Ed Lincoln (Eduardo Lincoln Barbosa de Saboia) - Died 7-16-2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Respiratory failure ( Jazz - Bossa Nova - Space Age Pop ) Born 5-31-1932 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil - Played double bass and keyboards and was an arranger - (He co-wrote, "O Ganso" and "E o Cid") - Worked with Clifford Brown.

Gergin Genkov (aka Gicho) - Died 7-16-2012 ( Metal ) Born 12-26-1972 - Worked with Mopaop.

Danny Abromovitz (Daniel Isaac Abromovitz) (aka Danny American) - Died 7-17-2012 ( Punk ) He was 32 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The West End Crooks (They did, "Livin' Large" and "Godfather").

Dmitriy Sachko - Died 7-19-2012 ( Metal ) Born 2-3-1976 - Drummer - Worked with AnJ.

John Graham - Died 7-17-2012 - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 3-10-1945 in Cheltenham - Guitarist - Was a member of Johnny And The Falcons and The Ramrods - He was buried in a guitar shaped coffin.

Lowell Lundstrom - Died 7-20-2012 - Parkinson’s disease ( Gospel ) Born 11-28-1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. - Evangelist, musician and song writer - Wrote over 600 gospel songs - Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jon Natisch (Jon Robert Natisch) - Died 7-20-2012 - Heart attack ( Metal ) Born 5-10-1964 - Singer - Was a member of Commander.

Marcos Roberto - Died 7-21-2012 in Osasco, Sao Paulo - Multiple organ failure - He was 71 years old - Singer - (He did, "A ultima carta").

Joe Smith - Died 7-21-2012 in Leicester - From a chest infection ( Pop ) He was 78 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Dallas Boys.

Pat Tiernan - Died 7-23-2012 in East Greenbush - Born 1983 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Mobana and Odus Budd.

Ingus Naruns - Died 7-23-2012 in Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY, U.S. - Prostate cancer - Born 4-29-1925 in Riga, Latvia - Cellist and pianist - Worked with Michele Levin, Arthur Fiedler's Boston Pops, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestras for The Jackie Gleason show and Arthur Godfrey's shows - He can be heard on the theme for TV's, Bewitched and on The Beatles', "Eleanor Rigby" and on the soundtrack of The Bee Gees', Saturday Night Fever.

Andrew Davey - Died 7-23 or 24-2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S. ( Rock ) Bassist and singer - He was 24 years old - Was a member of The Strange (They did, "Hangman And Me" and "Tie Keys To The Kite").

Carl Rasmussen (Carl C. Rasmussen) (aka Spike Viper) - Died 7-23-2012 in Worcester, MA, U.S. - His bicycle collided with a car ( Punk ) Born 8-?-1964 - Guitarist - Was a member of Dead-Wrong (They did, "Worcester Blues" and "Quinsigamond Girl").

Larry Hoppen - Died 7-24-2012 in Florida, U.S. ( Pop - Rock ) Born 1951 - Singer, bassist, keyboardist, trumpeter and guitarist - Was a member of Boffalongo (They did, "Please Stay" and "Tomorrow Not Today ") and Orleans (They did, "Dance With Me" and "Still The One") - Worked with Jackson Browne, John Sebastian, Bonnie Raitt, Livingston Taylor, Graham Parker, The Blues Traveler, Lulu, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, Michael Franks, Levon Helm, Michael Brecker, Chet Atkins, Artie Traum and Bela Fleck.

Sherman Hemsley (Sherman Alexander Hemsley) - Died 7-24-2012 in El Paso, Texas, U.S. ( R&B - Jazz ) Born 2-1-1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Actor, singer and keyboardist - (He did, "Dance" and a version of, "Louie, Louie") - Worked with Jon Anderson - He portrayed George Jefferson on TV's, The Jeffersons.

Big Walter Smith - Big Man of the Blues - Died 7-24-2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Blues ) Born 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Groove Merchants (They did, "Big Storm Coming" and "Rainy Chicago Blues"), Cross Roads, Big Walter Smith's Blues Revue and Brass Magic - Worked with The Antares, Albert King, B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland - Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair - Died 7-24-2012 - Born 1-2-1926 in Chettikulangara, Alleppey district, Kerala - Sang and played mridangam.

Badshah Zarin Jan - Died 7-?-2012 - Illness ( Pashto Folk )- Born 1936 in Par Hoti, Mardan - Singer.

Don Bagley - Died 7-26-2012 ( Jazz ) Born 7-18-1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. - Bassist - Worked with Stan Kenton, Shorty Sherock, Nat King Cole, Maynard Ferguson, Dexter Gordon, Zoot Sims, Lars Gullin, Frank Rosolino, Ben Webster, Ake Persson, Pete Fountain, Les Brown, Wingy Manone,  Jimmie Rowles, Shelly Manne, Julie London, Phil Woods, Burt Bacharach and Dick Pierce.

Darryl Cotton - Died 7-27-2012 - Liver cancer ( Pop ) Born 9-4-1949 in Adelaide, Australia - Singer, guitarist and actor - (He did, "Don't Let It Get To You" and "Same Old Girl") - Was a member of Down the Line who became Zoot (They did, "1x2x3x4" and a version of, "Eleanor Rigby") and  Cotton Keays & Morris - Worked with Shaun Cassidy, Olivia Newton-John, The Osmonds and Cliff Richard.

Tony Martin (Alvin Morris) - Died 7-27-2012 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Natural causes ( Big Band - Pop ) Born 12-25-1913 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Singer and actor - (He did, "I Get Ideas" and "To Each His Own") - Was a member of The Red Peppers - Worked with Tom Gerun - Appeared in the films, The Ziegfeld Girl and The Big Store - He had been married to actress and singer, Alice Faye and actress and dancer, Cyd Charisse.

Geoffrey Hughes - Died 7-27-2012 - Prostate cancer - He was 68 years old - Actor - He was the voice of Paul McCartney in The Beatles' film, Yellow Submarine -  He portrayed Eddie Yeats on Coronation Street.

Osvaldo Fattoruso (Jorge Osvaldo Fattoruso) - Died 7-29-2012 in Montevideo, Uruguay - Cancer ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 5-12-1948 in Montevideo, Uruguay - Drummer, singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Hot Blowers,, Los Shakers, Opa and Trio Fattoruso - Worked with Litto Nebbia, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Alejandro Lerner, Leon Gieco, Fito Paez, Mariana Ingold and Ruben Rada.

Sluggy Ranks (Andrew Phillip Gregory) - Died 7-29-2012 - Car accident ( Reggae ) He was 44 years old - Born in Kingston - Singer - (He did, "95% Black 5% White" and "Ghetto Youth Bust").

Jay Parker (John Gale Parker Jr.) - Died 7-30-2012 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Born 2-1-1925 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. U.S. - Artist - Designer of the Sun Records logo - He also designed packages for Alka-Seltzer and Super Bubble gum.

David Ellenburg - Died 7-30-2012 - Complications of a stroke ( Metal ) Born 7-17-1964 - Guitarist - Was a member of Dogbane (They did, "God Forgive You" and "Residual Alcatraz").

Bill Doss - Died 7-30-2012 - ( Indie - Rock ) Born 9-12-1968 in Dubach, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of The Olivia Tremor Control (They did, "Hideaway" and "The Opera House), The Apples In Stereo (They did, "Dance Floor" and "Wings Away"), Chocolate USA (They did, "Playing In The Mud" and "Lunik's Furniture"), The Sunshine Fix (They did, "Sail Beyond The Sunset" and "Enjoy The Teeth") and Synthetic Flying Machine (They did, "Candy Striped Motion Sickness Carriage" and "Playing Scrabble") - Was the co-founder of The Elephant 6 Recording Company.

Sera (Sarah Nampijja) - Died 7-31-2012 - Born 1991 in Kampala, Uganda - Singer - (She did, "One Ting Man" and "Sunrise") - Worked with Jeff Blaise ("Contageous").

Lucio Quarantotto - Died 7-31-2012 - Jumped from a window of his apartment - Born 1957 - Lyricist - (Co-wrote, "Con te partiro" ("With You, I Will Leave")" and "Canto della Terra").

Tony Sly (Anthony J. Sly) - Died 7-31-2012 ( Punk - Pop ) Born 11-4-1970 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of No Use For A Name (They did, "It Won't Happen Again" and "Don't Miss The Train") - Worked with Joey Cape.

Eduardo Quesada - Died 7-31-2012 in Bouwer ( Argentine Folk ) He was 70 years old - Singer - Was a member of Los Fronterizos.

John Weitz (John Charles Weitz) - Died 8-1-2012 in Belmont, CA, U.S. ( Rock - Blues - Psychedelic ) Born 5-1-1949 in Buffalo, NY, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Rising Sons, Raven (They did, "Farmer's Daughter" and "No Turning Back") and The JR Weitz Band - Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jimmy Jones (James Jones) - Died 8-2-2012 in Aberdeen, NC, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 6-2-1930 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Handy Man" and "Good Timin'") - Worked with Jones, Jones And Jones, The Berliners, The Sparks Of Rhythm, The Jones Boys and The Savoys.

Tomasz Szukalski - Died 8-2-2012 in Warsaw, Poland ( Jazz ) Born 1-8-1947 in Piaseczno, Poland - Saxaphonist - Worked with Partita, The Quartet, Blues Duo SZ-SZ, Bluffmania, Janusz Muniak , Tomasz Ochalski, Arild Andersen, Dave Holland, Edward Vesala, Palle Danielsson, Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Juhani Aaltonen and Antti Hytti.

Severino Araujo (Severino Araujo de Oliveira) - Died 8-3-2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Multiple organ failure ( Choro - Jazz ) Born 4-23-1917 in Limoeiro, Brazil - Clarinetist - (He wrote, "Espinha de Bacalhau") - Led Orquestra Tabajara.

Gaspero C.  Trainito (aka Happy) - Died 8-3-2012 in Cambridge , MA, U.S. - Illness ( Big Band ) Born 12-10-1922 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Pianist - (Wrote The Tune Weavers' , "My Congratulations To You Baby") - Worked with The Glenn Miller Band - Was a conductor for The Radio City Music Hall.

Jason Noble - Died 8-4-2012 - Synovial sarcoma ( Rock - Chamber Music ) Guitarist and singer - Worked with Rodan, Per Mission, Rachel's, Gold Jacket Club, Shannonwright, Coliseum and Shipping News.

Johnnie Bassett - Gentleman of the blues - Died 8-4-2012 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Cancer ( Blues - Jazz ) Born 10-9-1935 in Marianna, FL, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Joe Weaver & The Blue Notes, Little Willie John, John Lee Hooker, Dinah Washington, Big Joe Turner, Lowell Fulson, Ruth Brown, Tina Turner, and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

Stuart Swanlund (aka Stubie) (Stuart Craig Swanlund) - Died 8-4-2012 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. Natural causes ( Southern Rock ) Born 4-3-1958  in Puerto Rico - Guitarist and slide guitarist - Was a member of The Marshall Tucker Band (They did, "Fire On The Mountain" and "Can't You See") and The Tone Generators.

Chavela Vargas (Isabel Vargas Lizano) - Died 8-5-2012 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico - Respiratory failure ( Ranchera ) Born 4-17-1919 in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Flor de azalea" and "Paloma Negra").

Stephen Hill - Died 8-5-2012 - Heart attack ( Gospel ) He was 55 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Don McLean, Jessy Dixon, Squire Parsons, Dottie Rambo, Charlie Louvin, Bill Gaither, Vern Gosdin, Sam Moore, Lynn Anderson, Karen Peck, Randy Travis, Marie Osmond, Ernie Haase, Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra.

Michael Bartee - Died 8-5-2012 in Lacey’s Spring, AL, U.S. ( Rock - Blues ) Played guitar, drums and sang -Worked with White Dog and Other Foot.

Celso Blues Boy (Ricardo Celso Furtado de Carvalho) - Died 8-6-2012 in Joinville, Brazil - Cancer of the throat  ( Blues - Rock ) Born 1-5-1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Aumenta que Isso Ai E Rock'n Roll" and "Amor Vazio") - Was a member of Legiao Estrangeira - Worked with Raul Seixas and Sa e Gurabyra.

Marvin Hamlisch (Marvin Frederick Hamlisch) - Died 8-6-2012 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Illness ( Pop - Musicals - Symphonic ) Born 6-2-1944 in New York, New York, U.S. - Composer and conductor - (Co-wrote Lesley Gore's, "Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows" and "California Nights") - Wrote music for the Woody Allen films, Take The Money And Run and Bananas and also wrote music for the films, The Sting, The Spy Who Loved Me, Ordinary People and Sophie's Choice - Worked with Barbra Streisand, Groucho Marx, Linda Ronstadt and Johnny Mathis - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Polys Kermanidis - Died 8-6-2012 - Cancer ( Folk ) Born 1946 - Singer - (He did, "File Mou Esy Ta Ftais
" and "Tora Xenaki Egina").

James McLaren - Died 8-6-2012 - Car accident - Born 1978 - Journalist and photographer - He championed Welsh music both old and new - Worked for the Welsh Music Foundation producing Sound Nation, a monthly magazine.

Mark O'Donnell - Died 8-6-2012 in New York City, New York, U.S. - Respiratory arrest - Born 7-19-1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Co-wrote the books for the Broadway musicials Hairspray and Cry-Baby.

Mike Kelly - Died 8-7-2012 - Cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Worked with The Duprees (They did, "You Belong To Me") and The Chaperones.

Ranking Trevor (Maxwell Grant) - Died 8-7-2012 in Jamaica - His motorcycle collided with a car ( Rap Reggae ) (He did, "Caveman Skank" and "Three Piece Chicken And Chips").

 Jairo Varela - Found dead 8-8-2012 in California, U.S. - Heart attack ( Salsa ) Born 12-9-1949 in Quibdo, Colombia - Singer and guiro player - Was a member of La Timba and Grupo Niche (They did, "Buenaventura y Caney" and "Cali Pachanguero").

Magro Waghabi (Antonio Jose Waghabi Filho) - Died 8-8-2012 - Prostate cancer ( Samba - Pop ) Born 11-14-1943 in Itaocara, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Singer and instrumentalist - Was a member of Quarteto do CPC who became Musica Popular Brasileira 4 (MPB4) - Worked with with Toquinho, Quarteto em Cy and Chico Buarque.

Carl Davis (Carl H. Davis, Sr.) - Died 8-9-2012  in Summerville, South Carolina, U.S. - Pulmonary Fibrosis - Born 9-19-1934 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Record producer and music executive - Produced Gene Chandler, Major Lance, Billy Butler, Jackie Wilson, Tyrone Davis, Barbara Acklin, The Artistics, Mary Wells, Hamilton Bohannon, The Chi-Lites and Walter Jackson.

Von Freeman (Earle Lavon Freeman Sr.) (aka Vonski) - Died 8-11-2012 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 10-3-1923 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Saxophonist -  Worked with Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie - Turned down offers to gig with Miles Davis, Billy Eckstine and King Kolax - Father of saxophonist, Chico Freeman.

Patrick Cochrun (aka Pakelika) - Died 8-11-2012 - Cardiac arrest after an asthma attack ( Hip Hop - Punk ) He was 34 years old - Born in Virginia, U.S. - Was a member of The Kottonmouth Kings (They did, "Suburban Life" and "Dog's Life") and The Middle Class Casualties.

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

Lucius Reichling (Lucius B. Reichling) - Died 8-14-2012 -  Pneumonia and cancer ( Country ) He was 65 years old - Sang and played fiddle and guitar - Was a member of Truck Stop (They did, "Take it easy, altes Haus" and "Hilly Billy, Country Lilly").

Bob Birch (Robert Wayne Birch) - Died 8-15-2012 - Shot himself ( Rock ) Born 7-14-1956 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Sang and played bass, bassoon and saxophone - Worked with Elton John, Eric Clapton, Keith Emerson, Steve Porcaro, Glenn Hughes, Ronnie Montrose, Sting, Akio Katsuyama, John Mayer, Guy Babylon, Phil Collins, Zak Starkey, Jose Feliciano and LeAnn Rimes.

Altamiro Carrilho (Altamiro Aquino Carrilho) - Died 8-15-2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Lung cancer ( Choro - Classical ) Born 12-21-1924 in Santo Antonio de Padua, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Flautist - (He did, "Rio antigo" and "A galope") - Worked with Caetano Veloso, Orlando Silva, Banda Lira de Arion, Vicente Celestino, Elizeth Cardoso, Francisco Alves, Moreira da Silva, Sílvio Caldas and Chico Buarque Regional do Canhoto.

Bill Tillman (William Wayne Tillman)- Died 8-15-2012 in Houston, Texas, U.S. - After falling in the bathroom ( Jazz - Rock - Swing ) Born 5-14-1947 - Saxophonist, flutist and singer - Led The Bill Tillman Band - Was a member of Rose Colored Glass (They did a version of, "Can't Find The Time") and Blood, Sweat & Tears ("Look Up To The Sky" and "Thinking Of You") - Worked with The North Texas Lab Band, The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Bo Didley, Roy Orbison and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

John Stockfish (John Arthur Stockfish) - Died 8-17-2012 in Windsor, Ont. Canada - Natural causes - Born in Canada - He was 69 years old - Bassist - Worked with Tommy Danton And The Echoes, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot ("Sundown"), Tommy Hunter, Dan Hill, Cab Calloway and Mel Torme.

Lou Martin (Louis Martin) - Died 8-17-2012 in Bournemouth, England ( Rock - Blues Rock ) Born 8-12-1949 in Belfast, Northern Ireland - Played keyboards,  mandolin and guitar - Worked with Killing Floor, Rory Gallagher, Ramrod, The Downliners Sect, Screaming Lord Sutch, Chuck Berry, Albert Collins and The Nickey Barclay Band.

Evan Bliss (Evan Hale Bliss) - Died 8-17-2012 in Bethesda - Pulmonary embolism ( Rock - Reggae ) Born 6-23-1977 in Washington - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Low Life (They did, "Paddle Out" and "In My Bed") and Evan Bliss And The Welchers (They did, "The Last Ride" and "Love Is A Dancefloor").

Scott McKenzie (Philip Wallach Blondheim) - Died  8-18-2012 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. ( Pop - Doo-Wop ) Born 1-10-1939 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" and "Like An Old Time Movie" and co-wrote the Beach Boys', "Kokomo"). - Worked with The Singing Strings, The Abstracts, The Smoothies, The Journeymen and a new version of The Mamas And The Papas.

Phyllis Diller (Phyllis Ada Driver) - Died 8-20-2012 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.- Born 7-17-1917 in Lima, Ohio, U.S. - Actress and comedienne - (She sang, "You're Different" and a cover of, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and recorded five comedy albums) - She had two TV shows (The Phyllis Diller Show and  The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show) and was a co-star with Bob Hope for 23 television specials.

Eric Cook - Died 8-23-2012 - Cancer ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Lethal (They did, "Programmed" and "Obscure The Sky").

George Gallacher - Died 8-25-2012 - Heart attack ( Blues - Psychedelic - Pop - Rock ) Born 10-21-1943 in Garngad, Glasgow - Singer - Was a member of The Poets (They did, "Call Again" and "I Am So Blue"), The Dead Loss Band, The Dansettes, The Blues Poets and The Nearly Men.

Jerry Gordon (Jerry Phillip Gordon) - Died 8-26-2012 in Columbia - Heart ailments ( Jazz ) Born 8-23-1954 - Guitarist - Led The Jerry Gordon Trio.

Tomas O Suilleabhain - Died 8-27-2012 Westmanstown  Lucan, Co. Dublin, Ireland ( Irish Folk ) Born 1919 in Doneraile, Co Cork, Ireland - Singer - Was a member of The Radio Eireann Singers, The Cor Radio Eireann and Radio Eireann's Men's Octet.

Marianne Challis - Died 8-29-2012 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Cabaret ) She was 58 years old - Singer - (She did, "Something In Red" and "Vice on Ice") - She was a vocal technician for Disney Productions and The Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts.

Bernardo Bonezzi (Bernardo Silvano Bonezzi Nahon) - Died 8-30-2012 - Born 7-6-1964 in Madrid, Spain - Composer - Wrote music for the films, Bendito Infierno and Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.

Max Bygraves (Walter William Bygraves) - Died 8-31-2012 in Hope Island, Queensland, Australia - Born 10-16-1922 in Rotherhithe, London, England - Singer and comedian - (He did, "Cowpuncher's Cantata" and "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be").

Mark Erickson - Died 8-?-2012 ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Colorstore, Sweetbleeders, Roar and Gospel Claws.

Terez Hepburn - Died 8-31-2012 - After a a stroke - She was 48 years old - Singer - (She did, "Mr. Bus Driver").

Hal David (Harold Lane David) - Died 9-1-2012 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Stroke - Born 5-25-1921 in New York, NY, U.S. - Lyricist - His songs had been recorded by Marty Robbins ("The Story Of My Life"), B. J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"), Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By"), Herb Alpert, ("This Guy's In Love With You"), Naked Eyes ("(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me"), Perry Como ("Magic Moments"), The 5th Dimension ("One Less Bell To Answer"), Tom Jones ("What's New Pussycat?") and many others - Collaborated with Burt Bacharach - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee.

Vance Bockis - Died 9-1-2012 - Blood clot after surgery ( Punk - Metal ) Born ?-13-1961- Singer and bassist - Was a member of The Obsessed (They did, "Concrete Cancer"), The Factory (They did, "Girl That I Want" and "Six Feet Down"), 9353 (They did, "Famous Last Words"), and Pentagram.

Sean Bergin - Died 9-1-2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ( Avant-Garde Jazz ) Born 6-29-1948 in Durban - Saxophonist and flautist - Worked with Trio San Francisco, The Bug Band, Mal Waldron, Boi Akih, Louis Moholo and Miriam Makeba.

Mark Abrahamian - Died 9-2-2012 in Norfolk, Neb., U.S. - Heart attack after a concert  ( Rock ) Born 2-23-1966 - Guitarist - Worked with Starship, Fee Waybill, John Cafferty, Pat Travers, Doug Fieger, Tommy Tutone and Christopher Cross.

Oleg Klimchenko - Died 9-2-2012 on stage in Gomel, Belarus - Electric shock or heart attack ( Metal ) Born 1976 - Bassist - Worked with Litvintroll, Ossuary and Partyzone.

Maggie Ross - Died 9-2-2012 - Lung and brain cancer ( Blues ) She was 63 years old - Singer - Led The Maggie Ross Band.

Jose Carlos Hernandez (aka Asmodeo Nefast Drum Shiva) - Died 9-2-2012 in Santo Domingo - Stabbed ( Metal ) Drummer - Was a member of Exsanguination Throne (They did, "Immense Obscurity" and "Call Of The Underground").

Tomas Garreton (aka Toe-Moss) - Died 9-3-2012 near Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Fell from a freight train - He was 25 years old - Sang and played guitar, the mandolin and drums - Was a member of Profane Sass (They did, "No Ticket" and "Over My Dead Body").

Lillian Lopez (Lillian Lopez Collazo Jackson) - Died 9-4-2012 - Cancer ( Disco ) Born 11-16-1935 in Connecticut, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Odyssey (They did, "Use It Up And Wear It Out" and "Native New Yorker").

Hakam Sufi - Died 9-4-2012 in Sri Muktsar Sahib, East Punjab - Heart problem ( Punjabi - Folk ) Born 3-3-1952 in Giddarbaha, East Punjab - Singer - (He did, "Pani Wich Mara Deekan"and "Mere Charkhe Di Tut Gayi Maal").

Joe South (Joseph Alfred Souter) - Died 9-5-2012 in Buford, GA, U.S. - Heart failure ( Country - Rock - Folk ) Born 2-28-1940 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Games People Play" and "Don't It Make You Want To Go Home") - Worked with Aretha Franklin ("Chain Of Fools"), Tommy Roe ("Sheila"), Bob Dylan, Eddy Arnold and Marty Robbins - His songs have been recorded by Elvis Presley, The Osmonds, Deep Purple, Billy Joe Royal ("Down In The Boondocks"), Lynn Anderson ("(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden"), Bryan Ferry, Coldcut and Gene Vincent - Produced Royal, Sandy Posey and Friend And Lover - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

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

Oscar Sullivan (Rollin Sullivan) - Died 9-7-2012 in Madison ( Country ) Born 1-9-1919 in Edmonton, Kentucky, U.S. - Played mandolin - He was half of the duo, Lonzo & Oscar (They did, "Did You Have To Bring That Up (While I Was Eatin’)" and "I'm My Own Grandpa") - Worked with The Arkansas Cotton Pickers, The Kentucky Ramblers and Eddy Arnold.

Maestro Reverendo (Angel Munoz-Alonso) - Died 9-7-2012 in Madrid, Spain ( Rock ) Born 1955 in Madrid, Spain - Pianist and composer - Was a member of Desmadre 75 (They did, "Saca el guiski, cheli") and Paracelso - Worked with Siniestro Total and Miguel Ríos.

Dorothy McGuire - (Dorothy McGuire Williamson) - Died 9-7-2012 in Paradise Valley, Arizona. U.S. ( Pop ) Born 2-13-1928  in Middletown, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The McGuire Sisters (They did, "Sincerely" and "Sugartime") - National Broadcasting Hall Of Fame Inductee, Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee, Coca-Cola Hall Of Fame Inductee, Headliners' Hall Of Fame Inductee and Hit Parade Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Roberto Silva (Roberto Napoleao Silva) - The Prince of Samba - Died 9-9-2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Stroke ( Samba ) Born 4-4-1920 Cantagalo, Copacabana, Brazil - Singer - (He did,"Mandei Fazer um Patua" and "O Baile Comeca as Nove").

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

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

Johnny Perez - Died 9-11-2012 in Topanga, California, U.S. - Complications from cirrhosis of the liver ( Tex-Mex ) Born 1943 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, U.S.- Drummer - Was a member of The Sir Douglas Quintet (They did, "She's About A Mover" and "Mendocino") - Worked with Joe "King" Carrasco - Owned Topanga Skyline Studio.

Rebecca Dorsey (Rebecca Devereux Dorsey) - Died 9-14-2012 in Sea Cliff, NY, U.S. - Ovarian cancer  ( Cabaret - Jazz ) She was 54 years old - Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "I Will Wait For You" and "The Man I Love") - Appeared in the films, Wall Street and Working Girl - Wife of TV producer, director and author, Paul Shavelson.

Sugar Boy Crawford (James Crawford) - Died 9-15-2012 ( R&B ) Born 10-12-1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer, pianist and trombonist - Was a member of The Chapaka Shawee (They did, "No One To Love Me") who became Sugar Boy And The Sugar Lumps and Sugar Boy And His Cane Cutters (They did, "Jock-O-Mo" and "I Bowed On My Knees").

Manne Praeker (Manfred Praeker) - Died 9-17-2012 in Berlin, Germany - Illness ( Rock ) Born 9-25-1951 in Berlin, Germany - Bassist, singer, keyboardist and drummer - Worked with Lokomotive Kreuzberg, Spliff, Nina Hagen ("Unbeschreiblich" and "Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo")  and Nena ("Einmal Ist Keinmal" and "99 Luftballons").

Luis Goes - Died 9-18-2012 in Mafra, Portugal ( Fado ) Born 1933 in Coimbra, Portugal - Singer.

Doudou Chancy (Jacques A. Chancy) - Died 9-18-2012 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Heart attack on stage ( Haitian Folk - Jazz ) Born 5-11-1959 in Haiti - Played saxophone - Worked with Impression and Skah Shah.

Mat Domber - Died 9-19-2012 in St. Petersburg, FL, U.S. - Cancer - He was 84 years old - Founder and president of Arbors Records who released recordings by Ruby Braff, Aaron Weinstein, Harry Allen, Kenny Davern, Bob Haggart, Dick Hyman, Daryl Sherman, Dave McKenna, Bucky Pizzarelli, Flip Phillips, Ralph Sutton, Johnny Varro and Bob Wilber to Howard Alden, Rebecca Kilgore, Dan Barrett, Scott Hamilton, Nicki Parrott, Ken Peplowski and Rossano Sportiello.

Tony Bernabale (Anthony Bernabale) (aka Tony Bell, T, Tone, Ding and Fickas) - Died 9-22-2012 in Elyria, Ohio, U.S. - Cancer - Born 8-13-1940 in Lorain, Ohio, U.S. - Played sax, accordion and organ - Was a member of The Red Ryders who were produced by Quincy Jones - Worked with Rosemary Scotlind.

Brad Parker - Died 9-22-2012 - Heart attack on stage in Uba, Brazil - He was 59 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Generation Esmeralda.

Howard H. Scott - Died 9-22-2012 - Cancer - Born 5-31-1920 in Bridgeport, Conn., U.S. - Sound engineer and producer - Was part of the team at Columbia Records that introduced the long-playing vinyl record in 1948 - He was a producer for classical music - Worked for Columbia Masterworks, MGM Records, RCA Red Seal and  Sony.

Charlie Bredbenner - Died 9-23-2012 - He was 72 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of The Zany Echoes and The Fall Guys.

Andy Williams (Howard Andrew Williams) - Died 9-25-2012 in Branson, Missouri, U.S. - Bladder cancer ( Pop - Jazz - Easy Listening ) Born 12-3-1927 in Wall Lake, Iowa, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Moon River" and "Born Free") - Was a member of The Williams Brothers Quartet - Worked with Bing Crosby ("Swinging On A Star") and Peggy Powers ("I Like Your Kind Of Love") - Formed Barnaby Records which released recordings by The Everly Brothers, Jimmy Buffett  and Ray Stevens - Hosted TV's, The Andy Williams Show - At one time married to singer, Claudine Longet.

Rudy Mata - Died 9-25-2012 in Arlington, TX, U.S. - Shot ( Rockabilly ) He was 56 years old - Singer - Worked with The Cavaliers (They did, "Last Kiss 2008") and The Hi Roller Band.

Billy Barnes - Died 9-25-2012 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Born 1-27-1927 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Composer, lyricist and pianist - (He wrote, "(Have I Stayed) Too Long At The Fair" and "Something Cool") - His songs have been recorded by Patti Page, June Christy and Barbra Streisand - Appeared as Mr. Edlin on TV's, Mad About You.

 Marty Fortson (Martin F. Fortson) (aka Bo) - Died 9-26-2012 ( Rock ) Born 4-14-1945 in Dowagiac, MI, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Playmates, but since there was already a group with that name they changed it to The Rivieras (They did, "California Sun" and "Played On") and Wildcat.

Frank Wilson (Frank Edward Wilson) - Died 9-27-2012 - Prostate cancer ( Soul ) Born 12-5-1940 in Houston, Texas, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and producer - (He did, "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)") - Wrote for and produced the artists Patrice Holloway, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Brenda Holloway, The Four Tops, Eddie Kendricks, The Supremes, Lenny Williams and The Temptations - Created the publishing firms, Traco Music and Specolite Music.

Mamborro (Jose Machado) - Died 9-27-2012 in Luanda, Angola - Illness - He was 42 years old - Singer - Worked with Angelo Ramos, Yuri da Cunha, Maya Cool, Angelo Boss, Lopes Cortez and Zito Silva.

Uldis Stabulnieks - Died 9-27-2012 - Illness ( Jazz - Pop ) Born 10-8-1945 in Riga, Latvian, USSR - Singer, and pianist (He did, "Tik un ta") - Wrote music for the films, Aizaugusa Gravi Viegli Krist and Divaina Menessgaisma.

Simon Oberender - Died 9-27?-2012 ( Progressive Metal ) Played guitar and keyboards - Worked with Beyond The Bridge and Trillium - Worked as an engineeer for Avantasia, Destination's Calling, Edguy, Epica and Mayan.

R. B. Greaves (Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves III) - Died 9-27-2012 in Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Pop ) Born 11-28-1943 in Georgetown, Guyana - Singer - (He did, "Take A Letter, Maria" and a version of, "Always Something There to Remind Me") - Nephew of singer, Sam Cooke.

Larry Cunningham - Died 9-28-2012 in Dublin, Ireland - Illness ( Showband ) Born 2-13-1938 in
Clooneen, Mullinalaghta, Co., Longford, Ireland - Singer - Led Larry Cunningham And The Country Blue Boys - Worked with The Grafton Showband and The Mighty Avons (They did, "Lovely Leitrim").

Eddie Bert (Edward Joseph Bertolatus) - Died 9-28-2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-16-1922 in Yonkers, New York, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with The Sam Donahue Orchestra, Red Norvo, Stan Kenton, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Charlie Barnett, Tito Puente, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Illinois Jacquet and The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Hebe Camargo (Hebe Maria Monteiro de Camargo Ravagnani) -  Died 9-29-2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Cardiac arrest ( Samba - Bolero ) Born 3-8-1929 in Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil - TV presenter, singer and actress - She was a member of Do-Re-Mi-Fa and was half of the duo, Rosalinda And Florisbela - Hosted TV's, Hebe.

Raylene Rankin - Died 9-30-2012 - Metastatic breast cancer ( Celtic Country ) Born 1960 - Singer - Was a member of The Rankin Family (They did, "Fisherman's Son" and "North Country").

Steve Baker - Died 10-?-2012 - Heart failure - He was 55 years old - Sang and played the melodian, mandolin, mandola, guitar, harmonica and violin - Was a member of 99%.

Berkant Akguren - Died 10-1-2012 in Istanbul, Turkey - Complications of lung cancer ( Pop ) Born 12-31-1938 in Ankara, Turkey - Singer and pianist - (He did, "Samanyolu" (Milky Way) ) - Founder of Jupiter Kenteti - Worked with The Vasfi Ucaroglu Orchestra.

Big Jim Sullivan (James George Tomkins) (aka Jimmy Sullivan) - Died 10-2-2012 in Billingshurst, West Sussex, England - Complications of diabetes and heart disease ( Rock - Pop ) Born 2-14-1941 in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England - Played guitar and sitar - Worked with The Wildcats, Tiger, Gene Vincent, Peter & Gordon ("A World Without Love"), Georgie Fame, Benny Hill, Dusty Springfield ("You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"), Bobby Darin, The Seekers ("I'll Never Find Another You"), George Harrison, Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, Thunderclap Newman ("Something In The Air"), Frank Zappa, Cilla Black, The Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park"), Olivia Newton-John, Gilbert O'Sullivan ("Clair"), Engelbert Humperdinck, Petula Clark ("This Is My Song"), Eddie Cochran and Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual") - Performed on over a thousand charting singles.

Kazuo Shimada - Found dead 10-2-2012 in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( Blues ) Born 3-19-1954 in Osaka, Japan - Drummer.

Lori Brandon-Rainwater - Died 10-2-2012 in Jamestown, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Folk - Pop ) Born 1-1-1956 in Torrance - Singer and guitarsit - Worked with Chris Miller and The New Christy Minstrels.

Kathi McDonald (Kathryn Marie McDonald) - Died 10-3-2012 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. ( Blues - Rock ) Born 9-25-1948 in Anacortes, Washington, U.S. - Singer - Led Kathi McDonald & Friends - Was a member of Big Brother & The Holding Company - Worked with Long John Baldry (They did a version of, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"), Ike And Tina Turner, Brian Auger, Rich Kirch and The Rolling Stones ("Tumbling Dice") - Washington Blues Society's Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Tom Guernsey - Died 10-3-2012 in Clackamas, Ore., U.S. - Complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( Rock ) He was 68 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Reekers (They did, "Don't Call Me Flyface" and "Grindin'") and The Hangmen (They did, "What a Girl Can't Do").

Albert Crump - Died 10-3-2012 in Jamaica, Queens, NY, U.S. - Lung and kidney cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 10-22-1936 - Singer - Was a member of The Hearts who became The Heartbeats (They did, "Stars In The Sky" and "Rockin-N-Rollin-N-Rhythm-N-Blues-N").

Lloyd Dalton (aka Big Lloyd) - Died 10-4-2012 in Meadowlakes - Cancer ( Country ) He was 78 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with The Texas Trailblazers.

Richard Morris (Richard Farrell Morris) - Died 10-4-2012 - Lung cander - Born 6-12-1948 in Waxahachie, Texas, U.S. - Percussionist - Worked with The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kris Kristofferson,  Johnny Cash, J.J. Cale, George Jones, Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton Dan Fogelberg and Mickey Newbury.

John Ferguson - Died 10-6-2012 in Cole Harbour ( Irish Folk ) Sang and played guitar, bouzouki and fiddle - Was half of the duo, Ferguson And Stone - Worked with Miller's Jug and McGinty.

Nick Curran - Died 10-6-2012 - Cancer ( Blues - Rock - Rockabilly - Punk ) Born 9-20-1977 in Biddeford, Maine, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Led Nick Curran & The Nitelifes (They did, "It's My Life Baby" and "Do You Wanna Be My Baby") -  Was a member of Deguello (They did, "Filthy" and "Girl Like You") and The Lowlifes (They did, "Kill My Baby" and "Reform School Girl") - Worked with Ronnie Dawson, The Jaguars, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Flash Boys.

Wiley Reed (aka Moses "Turkey Slap" Washington) - Died 10-7-2012 in Herston, Queensland Australia - Complications from a fall ( Blues ) Born 1-5-1944 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Led The Wiley Reed Band.

John Tchicai (John Martin Tchicai) - Died 10-7-2012 in Perpignan, France ( Jazz ) Born 4-28-1936 in Copenhagen, Denmark - Saxophonist - Was a member of The New York Contemporary Five - Worked with The New York Art Quartet, John Coltrane, Irene Schweizer, Milford Graves, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Albert Ayler.

Steve Adams (Steven E. Adams) (aka Stumbletown Adams) - Died 10-8-2012 ( Rock - Country ) Born 1955 - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Parallel Circles" and "Dogs Eye View").

Geoff Agisim - Died 10-10-2012 - Pancreatic cancer ( Sea Shanties - Folk ) Born 6-13-1946 - Sang and played banjo - (He did, "Fiddler's Green") - Worked with Kathleen Woodfield.

Martin Labuschagne (aka Basvanger) - Died 10-10-2012 - Septicemia ( Rock ) He was 35 years old - Bassist - Worked with Jan Blohm, Jo Day, The New Academics, Gents Of Leisure and White Rabbit.

Nils Koppruch - Died 10-10-2012 ( Pop ) Born 10-25-1965 in Hamburg, Germany - Sang and played guitar, banjo and harmonica - Was a member of Finch (They did, "Bam Bam Bam" and "Vorbei").

Mark Reed (Mark Andrew Reed) - Died 10-11-2012 in Ovington, Northumberland, England - Killed by a falling tree - He was 23 years old - Singer - Was a member of Amara.

Patricia Ann Mileski - Died 10-11-2012 in Glenview, Illinois, U.S. - Liver cancer - She was 60 years old - Singer and mental health therapist - Worked with Santana, Neil Young and Rita Coolidge

Frank Alamo (Jean-Francois Grandin) - Died 10-11-2012 in Paris, France - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( Pop - Ye-ye ) Born 10-12-1941 in Paris, France - Singer - (He did versions of, "Biche O Ma Biche" and "Je veux prendre ta main")

Phatchara Waengwan (aka Ae) - Died 10-12-2012 in in California, U.S. - From injuries sustained in a car accident - Singer - She was 48 years old - Worked with The Ovation.

B.B. Cunningham (Blake Baker Cunningham Jr.) - Died 10-14-2012 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Shot while working as a security guard after he came to the aid of another security guard ( Rock ) He was 70 years old - Singer, keyboardist and bassist - Was a member of The Hombres (They did, "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)" and "Am I High (Boy Am I High)") - Worked with Ronnie And The Daytonas and Jerry Lee Lewis - Was a chief engineer at Independent Recorders where he worked with Billy Joel, Elton John and Lou Rawls - Brother of Bill Cunningham of The Box Tops.

Rick Chadock - Died 10-15-2012 - Cancer ( Rock ) Guitarist - Was a member of White Sister (They did, "Save Me Tonight" and "Dancin' On Midnight").

Bizzle (Robert Labranche) - Died 10-16-2012 in Miami, FL, U.S. - Shot  ( Rap ) (He did, "Lip Biting Animal").

Dickie Freeman (Isaac Freeman) - Died 10-16-2012 ( Gospel ) Born 6-20-1928 - Singer - Was a member of The Skylarks - Worked with The Golden Tones, The Kings Of Harmony, John Fogerty, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash and The Fairfield Four.

Dmitriy Skopin-Panukov (aka Viking) - Died 10-16-2012 - Car accident ( Metal ) Born 3-12-1970 - Bassist and singer - Worked with Trizna and Faktor stracha.

Komar Laszlo - Died 10-17-2012 in Budapest, Hungary - Illness ( Rock ) Born 10-28-1944 in Adasztevel - Singer - Was a member of The Dogs and Bergendy.

David S. Ware (David Spencer Ware) - Died 10-18-2012 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S. - Blood infection ( Jazz ) Born 11-7-1949 in Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S. - Saxophonist - Worked with Cecil Taylor, Gene Ashton, Marc Edwards, Matthew Shipp, William Parker and Andrew Cyrille.

Mary Campbell - Died 10-19-2012 in Bloomington, Ind., U.S. - Born 1934 in Mount Sterling, Ill., U,S. - Music writer for the AP - Interviewed Joe Cocker, Elton John, Janis Joplin, Tony Bennett, Mick Jagger, George Harrison and Paul Simon.

Przemystaw Gintrowski - Died 10-20-2012 in Warsaw, Poland - Born 12-21-1951 in Stargard Szczecinski, Poland - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Jacek Kaczmarski and Zbigniew Lapinski.

Richard Paolissi (Richard A. Paolissi) (aka Dick James) - Died 10-20-2012 - Lung cancer ( Rock ) He was 67 years old - Singer - Led Dick James & The Imitations.

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

Pat Murray (Patrick David Murray) - Died 10-24-2012 ( Jazz ) He was 58 years old - Keyboardist - Worked with Brad Absher, The Blue Combo, Jon Glazer and The Rainmakers.

Jo Dunne - Died 10-26-2012 in Birmingham, England - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 11-12-1968 in Birmingham, England - Guitarist, bassist, drummer and pianist - Was a member of Fuzzbox (aka We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Going To Use It) (They did, "Love Is The Slug" and "Pink Sunshine").

Natina Reed (Natina Tiawanna Reed) - Died 10-26-2012 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, U.S. - Hit by a car ( R&B - Rap ) Born 10-28-1979 in New York, New York, U.S.- Singer - Was a member of Blaque (They did, "Mind Of A King" and "Can't Get It Back) - Cousin of singer, Farrah Franklin.

Terry Callier (Terrence Orlando Callier) - Died 10-27-2012 in Chicago, U.S. - Throat cancer ( Jazz - Folk - Soul ) Born 5-24-1945 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (He did, "I Don't Wanna See Myself (Without You)" and "Sign Of The Times") - Worked with Beth Orton and Massive Attack ("Live With Me") - His songs have been recorded by H. P. Lovecraft ("Spin, Spin, Spin") and The Dells ("The Love We Had Stays On My Mind").

Eddie Bertrand - Died 10-27-2012 - Cancer ( Surf ) Born 1945 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Belairs (They did, "Mr. Moto") - Led Eddie And The Showmen (They did, "Mr. Rebel" and "Squad Car" ) - Worked with The Eliminators.

Julius Schittenhelm - Died 10-28-2012 - Heart, lung and circulatory failure ( Prog Rock ) Born 12-4-1926 in Kiel - Singer, guitarist and producer - (He did, "Aristoteles" and "Mondviecher") - Produced Amon Duul and Guru Guru.

Bruce Davis - Died 10-29-2012 ( Jazz ) Played trombone and trumpet - He was 91 years old - Worked with Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Variety Pak, The Dixie Dandies, The Bruce Davis Quintet, Nat King Cole and Kay Starr - Was a musical director for George Burns, Johnny Carson, Rosemary Clooney and Doris Day.

Joel Burrows - Died 10-29-2012 - From injuries he received after being hit by a van in 2011 ( Rock ) Guitarist and drummer - Worked with The Thermals (They did, "Here's Your Future") and The Minders.

Blake Mackey - Death reported 10-29-2012 ( Folk ) Singer and guitarist - (He did, "It's Ok To Cry" and "Empty Space") - He ran The Architect Records label.

Kyle Sheehan - Died 10-30-2012 After a seizure ( Rock ) Born 10-30-1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Guiarist - Was a member of The Cowards (They did, "Collide" and "Carbon Copy").

Mitch Lucker - Died 11-1-2012 in Huntington Beach, CA, U.S. - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) He was 28 years old - Singer - Was a member of Suicide Silence (They did, "Unanswered" and "Girl Of Glass").

Doogie Paul (Douglas Paul) - Died 11-3-2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland - Cancer ( Folk ) He was 40 years old - Played double bass - Was a member of James Yorkston And The Athletes.

Carmelia Alves - Queen of Baiao - Died 11-3-2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Multiple organ failure  due to Cancer ( Baiao ) Born 2-14-1923 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - (She did, "Deixei de Sofrer" and "Trepa no Coqueiro") - She had been married to singer, Jimmy Lester.

Ted Curson - Died 11-4-2012 in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 6-3-1935 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Played trumpet, flugelhorn and the piccolo trumpet and also sang - Worked with The Charles Mingus' group, Cecil Taylor and Eric Dolphy.

Leandro Favio (Fuad Jorge Jury) - Died 11-5-2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Illness ( Romantic Ballads ) Born 5-28-1938 in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina - Singer, movie director and actor - (He did, "Fuiste mía un verano" and "Ella, ella ya me olvido").

Shelton Broussard - Died 11-6-2012 - Fire in his home ( Zydeco ) He was 49 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Zydeco Force (They did, "Hey Madeline" and "B-Flat").

Cleve Duncan (Cleveland Duncan) - Died 11-7-2012 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) Born 7-23-1935 - Singer - Was a member of The Penguins (They did, "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" and "Hey Senorita") - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ian Pearce - Died 11-8-2012 - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 90 years old - Played pianio, trombone and trumpet - Was a member of The Barrelhouse Four, The Ian Pearce Sextet, The Pearce-Pickering Jazz Band and The Pearce-Pickering Ragtime Five.

Pete Namlook (Peter Kuhlmann) - Died 11-8-2012 ( Ambient - Electronic )- Born 1960 in Frankfurt, Germany - Synthesist, producer and composer - (He did, "Deep Inside" and "Air") - Worked with Tetsu Inoue, Klaus Schulze, Bill Laswell, Tying Tiffany, Geir Jenssen, Atom Heart, Richie Hawtin and Dr. Atmo.

Major Harris (Major Harris III) - Died 11-9-2012 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. - Congestive heart and lung failure ( R&B ) Born 2-9-1947 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Love Won't Let Me Wait") - Worked with The Delfonics, The Charmers, The Teenagers, The Jarmels and Nat Turner's Rebellion - Brother of songwriter, Joseph B. Jefferson and cousin of producer and arranger, Norman Harris.

Paulie Heenan (Paul H. Heenan) - Died 11-9-2012 in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. - Shot by police during an altercation ( Rock ) Born 8-29-1982 - Guitarist and percussionist - Worked with Monovox (They did, "First Time" and "Kiss Away") and Pull - Worked as a recording engineer for Shotdown and Solid Gold.

Bong Pascasio (Geneviere Pascasio) - Died 11-10-2012 - Colon cancer ( Rock ) Singer - Was a member of Grin Department (They did, "Barkada" and "Miss U").

Bobby Thomas - Died 11-11-2012 in St. Ann - Complications of Parkinson's Disease ( Reggae ) Singer - Worked with Happiness Unlimited (They did, "Happiness" and "Fire") and The Word.

Mac McHale (Allan F. McHale) - Died 11-11-2012 in Bangor, Maine, U.S. - Cardiac arrest during surgery ( Country - Gospel - Bluegrass ) Born 5-11-1932 in Bangor, Maine, U.S. - Sang and played guitar and mandolin - He was a member of The Old Time Radio Gang, The Larkin Hill Singers, The Nonesuch River Singers, The Northeast Winds, The White Mountain Bluegrass Band and was half of the duos, Taylors Grove and Two Old Friends.

Mariam Khamis - Died 11-12-2012 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - During childbirth - Singer - Worked with East Africa Melody (They did, "Paka Mapepe"), The Zanzibar Stars (They did. "Nalindima Naye" and "Raha ya Mapenzi") and The Five Stars (They did, "Ndo basi Tena" and "Uzushi Hauniitii").

Martin Dawson (aka King Roc) - Died 11-12-2012 in Berlin ( Electronica - House - Techno ) - (He did, "A Pocket Full Of Prose") - He was half of  the duo, Two Armadillos.

Bob French - Died 11-12-2012 - Complications of diabetes and dementia ( Jazz ) He was 74 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band - Son of banjo player, Albert "Papa" French and uncle of drummer, Gerald French.

Elliott Torn (Elliott L. Torn) - Died 11-?-2012 in Newport News, VA, U.S. - Heart attack - Played saxophone - Worked with The Almost Famous Band.

Bertram McLean (aka Ranchie) - Died 11-14-2012 - Illness ( Reggae ) Born 1948 - Played guitar, bass and keyboards - (He did, "Toy") - Worked with The Impact All Stars, The Clarendonians, Sadao Watanabe, Earth & Stone, Culture, Jimmy Cliff, The Revolutionaries, Burning Spear, I Roy, The Meditations, Sly & Robbie and Skin, Flesh & Bones.

Roger Herrera (aka Mang Roger) - Died 11-14-2012 - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) He was 80 years old - Bass player - Worked with Romy Posadas, Rudy Lozano, Edgar Avenir, Sandra Lim Viray, Regine Velasquez, Jose Mari Chan and Lea Salonga.

Martin Fay - Died 11-14-2012 in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland - Illness ( Irish Folk ) Born 9-19-1936 - Fiddler and bones player - Was a member of The Chieftains.

Bernard Lansky - Died 11-15-2012 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - He was 85 years old - Tailor - Co-owner of the clothing shop, Lansky's - Created clothing for Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Isaac Hayes, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, Kiss, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Dr. John, Robert Plant, Stephen Stills, Steven Tyler and Hootie And The Blowfish.

Khin Maung Toe - Died 11-15-2012 in Singapore - Liver cancer ( Burmese Pop ) Born 4-2-1950 in Mawlaik, Sagaing Division, Myanmar - Singer - Worked with The E Machines and The Mizzima Hlaing (They did, "Maha Hsan Thu").

Frode Thingnaes - Died 11-15-2012 in Oslo, Norway ( Jazz - Pop ) Born 5-20-1940 in Buskerud, Norway - Trombone and trumpet player - Led The Frode Thingnaes Kvintett - Worked with Kjell Karlsen, Gunnar Brostigen, Egil Kapstad, Terje Rypdal, Laila Dalseth, Espen Rud, Bjorn Alterhaug, Per Husby Mikkel Flagstad, Popol Ace, Wenche Myhre, Lill Lindfors, Svante Thuresson, Harald Gundhus and Bjorn Jacobsen.

Billy Scott - Died 11-17-2012 - Pancreatic cancer - Singer - (He did, "I Got The Fever" and "California") - Led Billy Scott And The Party Prophets.

Eddie Munji III (aka Lakay) - Died 11-18-2012 in Cardona, Rizal, Philippines - Stroke ( Filipino Folk- Pop ) He was 57 years old - Guitarist - (He did, "Bahay Kubo" and "Salidummay") - Worked with Ryan Cayabyab.

Sergej Drozdov - Died 11-18-2012 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 1-28-1955 - Singer and bassist  for Sinjaja Ptica.

Stan Greig (Stanley Mackay Greig) - Died 11-18-2012 in London, England ( Jazz ) Born 8-12-1930 in Joppa, Edinburgh, Scotland - Pianist and drummer - Worked with Sandy Brown, Ken Colyer, Humphrey Lyttelton, Brother John Sellers, John Chilton's Feetwarmers, Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band and George Melly.

Pete LaRoca (Peter Sims) - Died 11-20-2012 ( Jazz ) Born 4-7-1938 in New York, NY, U.S. - Drummer - (He did, "Tears Come from Heaven" and "Basra") - Worked with Marian McPartland, Slide Hampton, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, Steve Kuhn, Booker Little, Mose Allison, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Sonny Clark, Charles Lloyd, Paul Bley, George Russell, Don Friedman, Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and The John Coltrane Quartet.

Flora Martirosyan - Died 11-20-2012 in Burbank, Calif., U.S. - From gall-bladder surgery complications - Born 2-5-1957 in Gyumri, Armenia - Singer - Founder of the Komitas international music school and co-founded The Artists For Peace charity organization and the Never Again peace concert.

Michael Dunford - Died 11-20-2012 in Surrey, England  - Cerebral hemorrhage ( Skiffle - Rock - Prog ) Guitarist and singer- Was a member of The Nashville Teens (They did a version of, " Tobacco Road"), The Pentad and The Plebes (They did versions of, "Bad Blood" and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You") and Renaissance (They did, "Mr Pine" and "Spare Some Love").

Sammy Ayala (Carlos Samuel Ayala Roman) - Died 11-21-2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico - Cancer ( Somba - Plena ) He was 79 years old - Singer and percussionist - Worked with Plena Libre, Los Cachimbos, Bombazzo and Rafael Cortijo.

Larry Hagman (Larry Martin Hagman) - Died 11-23-2012 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - Throat cancer - Born 9-21-1931 in Weatherford, Texas, U.S. - Actor - (He did, "Ballad Of The Good Luck Charm" and "My Favorite Sins") - He played Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson for TV's,  I Dream of Jeannie and J. R. Ewing for TV's,  Dallas - Son of actress and singer, Mary Martin.

Frank Dycus (Marion Franklin Dycus) - Died 11-23-2012 - He was 72 years old - Born in Hardmoney, KY, U.S. - Songwriter and guitarist - (He wrote George Strait's, "Unwound" and George Jones', "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair") - His songs have been recorded by Mark Chesnutt, George Morgan. Gary Allan and Doug Supernaw.

Jules Chaikin - Died 11-23-2012 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico ( Jazz ) Born 10-10-1934 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Trumpeter - Worked with Stan Kenton, Jerry Gray, Ray Anthony, Gerald Wilson, Burt Bacharach and Les Brown - As a session man he worked with The Turtles, The Jefferson Airplane, Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters, Kris Kristoferson, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Dionne Warwick, Chicago, The Manhattan Transfer, Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass, Kenny Rogers, Lou Rawls, Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson - Played on the music for the films, Ghostbusters and Star Wars.

Pete Bennett (Pietro Benedetto) - Died 11-?-2012 in New York, U.S. - Heart attack - He claimed to be 67 year old - Born in the Bronx, New York, NY, U.S. - Promotion man - Worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Jacksons, The Who, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Peter & Gordon, Chad & Jeremy, The Kinks, Badfinger and The Dave Clark Five.

Chris Stamp (Christopher Thomas Stamp) - Died 11-24-2012 in New York, New York, U.S. - Born 7-7-1942 in London, England - Record producer and manager - Worked with The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Labelle - Co-founded Track Records who released recordings by Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Golden Earring - Brother of actor, Terence Stamp.

Ian Campbell - Died 11-24-2012 - Cancer ( Folk ) He was 79 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Clarion Skiffle Group and led The Ian Campbell Folk Group (They did, "Marilyn Monroe" and "The Sun Is Burning") - Father of UB40's, Ali, Robin, Duncan and David Campbell.

Rocky Caple (Ira Burton Caple) - Died 11-24-2012 - Born 4-26-1933 - Steel guitarist - (He did, "Sawed Off Shotgun" and "Wrong Guitar") - Led Rocky Caple And The Shotguns - Worked with Slim Rhodes, Roy Clark, Marvin McCullough, Sonny James, Mel Street, Johnny Lee Wills and Hank Thompson - Father of singer and bassist, Roger Caple.

Earl "Speedo" Carroll (Gregory Carroll) - Died 11-25-2012 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Doo-Wop - R&B ) Born 11-2-1937 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Carnations who were renamed The Cadillacs (They did, "Speedo" and "Wishing Well") - Worked with The Coasters ("Let's Go Get Stoned" and "She's A Yum Yum") - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ken Regan - Died 11-25-2012 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. - Cancer - Born 6-15-19?? in The Bronx, New York, U.S. - Photographer - Known for his photos of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Kiss, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.

Juan Carlos Calderon - Died 11-25-2012 in Madrid, Spain - Heart failure - Born 7-7-1938 in Santander, Spain - Singer, songwriter and pianist - (He wrote The Mocedades', "Eres Tu") - His songs have been recorded by  Luis Miguel, Julio Iglesias, Chayanne, Nino Bravo, Camilo Sesto, Mari Trini, Cecilia, Paloma San Basilio, Rocio Durcal and David Bustamante.

Mickey Baker (MacHouston Baker) (aka Mickey "Guitar" Baker) - Died 11-27-2012 near Toulouse, France - ( Rock - R&B - Jazz - Pop ) Born 10-15-1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. - Guitarist - He was half of the duo Mickey & Sylvia (They did, "Love Is Strange" and "Forever And A Day") - Worked with The Drifters, Ray Charles, Ivory Joe Hunter, Ronnie Bird, Chantal Goya, Big Joe Turner, Billy Bridge, Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Colette Magny, Louis Jordan, Ruth Brown and Coleman Hawkins.

Bo Lozoff - Died 11-29-2012 in Pahoa, Hawaii, U.S. - Motorcycle accident ( Country ) Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Do You Miss Me At All" and "All I Need").

Susan Luckey (Susan Douglas) - Died 11-29-2012 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Natural causes - Actress and singer - Born 4-4-1938 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Appeared in the film, Carousel and portrayed Zaneeta in the film, The Music Man.

Michail Korjukow - Died 11-30-2012 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-26-1954 - Drummer - Worked with Aquarium, Trilistnik and Pop-mechanika.

Keletigui Diabate - Died 11-30-2012 in Bamako - Born 1931 - Played the balafon - Was a member of Formation A - Worked with The Ambassadors and Mali's Symmetric Orchestra.

Hekk Money (Hector Rivera) - Died 11-30-2012 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Motorcycle accident ( Hip-Hop ) He was 37 years old - (He did, "United Hoodz Anthem" and "Raised (Real Right)").

Alvy West (Alvin Weisfeld) - Died 11-30-2012 in Warminster, Penn., U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1-1-1915 in Brooklyn, New York, NY, U.S. - Saxophonist - Led Alvy West And The Little Band (They did, "Blue Rhumba") - Worked with Zinn Arthur's Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Anita O'Day, The Paul Whiteman Orchestra, Steve Allen, Charlie Byrd, Richard Rogers and Mel Torme - Was a musical director for Andy Williams - Collaborated with Johnny Mercer and E. Y. Harburg.

Dee Harvey - Died 12-1-2012 in California, U.S. - Illness ( R&B ) Born in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Leave Well Enough Alone" and "Like An Echo") - Worked with Harry Belafonte and Rod Stewart.

Jeroen Willems - Died 12-3-2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Cardiac arrest - Born 11-15-1962 in Maastricht, The Netherlands - Actor and singer - (He did, "De Dronkeman" and "Mijn Jeugd").

Mario Clington - Died 12-4-2012 - Illness - Born 1938 - Was a member of Escola de Samba, Fogo Negro, Batuki and Gongo.

Nito Nunes - Died 12-4-2012  in Luanda, Angola - Illness - Singer - (He did, "Nadia M'gongo Ge" and "O relogio Marca a Hora").

Dave Brubeck (David Warren Brubeck) - Died 12-5-2012 in Norwalk, Conn., U.S. - Heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 12-6-1920 in Concord, California, U.S. - Pianist - (He did, "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk") - Led The Dave Brubeck Quartet -  Worked with Paul Desmond, Cal Tjader and Ron Crotty - Was a member of The Wolfpack - California Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sammy Arena (Salvatore Arena) - Died 12-5-2012 - Illness ( Pop ) Born 9-1-1931- Singer - He was half of the duo The Arena Twins with his brother, Andy Arena (They did, "Judy Says" and "Oh, What A Shame").

Sarah Kirsch (Mike Kirsch) - Died 12-5-2012 - Fanconi anemia ( Punk ) She was 42 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Baader Brains, Fuel (They did, "The Name Is" and "Not Up For Sale"), Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, The Skinflutes, Sawhorse, Navio Forge, Sixteen Bullets, Colbom and Pinhead Gunpowder.

Ewan Robertson (aka Offshore) - Died 12-5-2012 ( Electronic ) He was 27 years old - (He did, "Downer" and "Bake Haus").

Mary Jane Ventanilla (Mary Jane Lazenby) (aka Jane Lazenby) - Died 12-5-2012 ( Rockabilly ) She was 70 years old - Born in Memphis, Tenn., U.S. - Was half of the duo, The Lazenby Twins (They did, "Ooh La La, I Fooled You" with The Jordanaires).

Ed Cassidy (aka Cass and Mr. Skin) - Died 12-6-2012 in San Jose, Calif., U.S. ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 5-4-1923 outside Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Rising Sons, The Red Roosters and The Spirits Rebellious who became Spirit (They did, "Mechanical World" and "I Got A Line On You") - Worked with Julian Cannonball Adderley, Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Art Pepper, Roland Kirk, Gerry Mulligan and Lee Konitz.

Huw Lloyd Langton (Richard Hugh Lloyd-Langton) - Died 12-6-2012 in Dorset, England - Cancer ( Space Rock ) Born 2-6-1951 in Harlesden, London, England - Guitarist - Was a member of Winston G,  Hawkwind (They did, "Hurry On Sundown" and "Mirror Of Illusion"), The Lloyd Langton Group (They did, "Night Air" and "Lunar-Tic") and Widomaker (They did, "On The Road" and "Pin A Rose On Me") - Worked with The Meads Of Asphodel and Leo Sayer.

Ammar Elsherei - Died 12-7-2012 in Cairo, Egypt - Born 1948 in Egypt - Composer and pianist - (He wrote, "Habibati" and "Al Hodoud") - Hosted TV's, A Diver In A Sea Of Tunes - Wrote soundtracks and scores for movies and television.

Tony Robertson - Died 12-7-2012  in Vancouver - Complications from a blood disorder ( Blues - R&B ) He was 62 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Vaqueros (They did, "Lose Your Inhibitions" and "Second Chance") - Worked with Long John Baldry, Keith Guthrie and The Henry Small Ban.

Jeni LeGon (Jennie Ligon) - Died 12-7-2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Born 8-14-1916 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer and tap dancer - Worked with Bill Bojangles Robinson and Cab Calloway ("I'm Livin' In A Great Big Way") - Appeared in the films, Stormy Weather and Hi-De-Ho.

Hal Schaefer (Harold Herman Schaefer) - Died 12-8-2012 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 7-22-1925 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Pianist - (He did, "Blues For Marilyn" and "Yes") - Worked with Benny Carter, Harry James, Max Roach, J.J. Johnson, Boyd Raeburn, Vic Damone, Peggy Lee and Billy Eckstine - He was a vocal coach for Marilyn Monroe ("Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend"), Mitzi Gaynor, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland - He wrote scores for the films The Money Trap and The Amsterdam Kill.

Jenni Rivera (Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra) - Died 12-9-2012 in Iturbide, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Plane crash ( Norteno - Banda ) Born 7-2-1969 in Long Beach, California, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Chuper Amigos" and "Culpable o Inocente").

Alkis Alkaios - Died 12-10-2012 - Cancer - He was 63 years old - Poet and lyricist - Worked with Thanos Mikroutsikos, Sokratis Malamas and Babis Stokas.

Sam Banda (Simon Banda) (aka Mahlaba) - Died 12-10-2012 - Illness - He was 47 years old - Singer, drummer, dancer and choreographer - Worked with The Sunduza Boys.

Ravi Shankar (Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury) - Died 12-11-2012 in San Diego, California, U.S. ( Hindustani Classical ) Born 4-7-1920 in Varanasi, United Provinces, Indian Empire - Played sitar - Worked with Yehudi Menuhin, Ali Akbar Khan and George Harrison - He performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and the Woodstock Festival - Father of singer and actress, Norah Jones and sitar player, Anoushka Shankar.

Eddie "Guitar" Burns (Eddie Burns) (aka Big Daddy, Little Eddie and Big Ed) - Died 12-12-2012 - Heart failure ( Blues ) Born 2-8-1928 in Belzoni, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, harmonica player and guitarist - (He did, "Notoriety Woman" and "Papa's Boogie") - Worked with John Lee Hooker ("Real Folk Blues") and Little Sonny - Brother of guitarist and singer, Jimmy Burns.

Gil Friesen - Died 12-13-2012 - Leukemia - He was 75 years old - Music and film executive and promotion representive - Worked for Capitol Records, Kapp Records and was a general manager and president for A&M Records which distributed recordings by Procol Harum, The Baja Marimba Band, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, The Captain And Tennille, Cat Stevens, Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Styx, Humble Pie and Supertramp.

Willie Ackerman (William Paul Ackerman) - Died 12-13-2012 ( Country ) Born 5-1-1939 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Marty Robbins ("El Paso"), Louis Armstrong, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Tom T. Hall, The Monkees, Waylon Jennings ("Black Rose"), Slim Whitman, Roger Miller, Charley Pride, Johnny Cash, Bill Anderson, George Jones ("The Grand Tour"), Loretta Lynn, Johnny Paycheck and Jerry Reed ("Amos Moses").

Keith Deen - Died 12-13-2012 - Cancer ( Metal ) He was 56 years old - Singer - Was a member of Holy Terror.

Lauri Aitonurmi - Died 12-14-2012 - Car accident ( Metal ) Bassist - Was a member of Ruinside (They did, "Shower Of Accusations") - Worked with OTW, Necropolis Depths, Dragonwing and GARM.

Sheila McKinley (Sheila Casey) - Died 12-16-2012 - Cancer ( Pop ) She was 71 years old - Singer - She was half of the duo, The McKinleys (They did, "Sweet And Tender Romance" and "When He Comes Along") - She was married to saxophonist, Howie Casey.

Pecker Dunne (Patrick Dunne ) - Died 12-19-2012 in Killimer, County Clare, Ireland ( Irish Folk ) Born 4-1-1933 in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland - Sang and played banjo, fiddle, melodeon, guitar and mandolin - (He wrote, "Sullivans John" and "The Miximatosis Rabbit") - Worked with Margaret Barry.

Inez Andrews (Bishop Inez Andrews) - Died 12-19-2012 ( Gospel ) Born 4-14-1929 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Lord Don't Move The Mountain") - Was a member of The Caravans (They did, "Lord Keep Me Day By Day" and "I'm Not Tired Yet") - Gospel Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ken Chaney - Died 12-19-2012 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Natural causes ( Jazz ) Born 12-21-1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Pianist - (He wrote "The Creeper") - Led The Awakening and The Ken Chaney Xperiencean - Worked with Young-Holt Unlimited ("Soulful Strut").

Kamil Sonmez - Died 12-20-2012 in Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey ( Turkish Folk ) Born 1947 in Persembe, Ordu, Turkey - Singer and actor - Appeared in the films Deli Kan and Islak Sokak.

Jimmy McCracklin (James David Walker) - Died 12-20-2012 in San Pablo, California, U.S. - Illness ( Blues - R&B ) Born 8-13-1921 in Helena, Arkansas or St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. - Pianist and singer - (He did, "Just Got To Know" and "The Walk") - Led Jimmy McCracklin And His Blues Blasters - His songs have been recorded by Otis Redding, Carla Thomas and Salt-n-Pepa.

K. Gyasi (Kay Gyasi) - Died 12-21-2012 - Prostate cancer ( Highlife ) Born 1929 - Guitarist - Was a membeer of The Appiah Adjekum Band  and The Noble Kings (They did, "Akwantia Ye Musu" and "Wiase Afefedee").

Franco Ceccarelli - Died 12-21-2012 in Modena, Italy ( Pop - Rock ) Born 5-13-1942 in Modena, Italy - Guitarist, singer and producer - Was a member of Equipe 84 - Father of actress, Sandra Ceccarelli.

Leah Rule - Died 12-21-2012 - Cancer ( Rock ) She was 44 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Mammy Nuns (They did, "Victoria Snelling" and "3 Chords").

Lee Dorman (Douglas Lee Dorman) - Found dead 12-21-2012 in Laguna Niguel, California, U.S. - Natural causes ( Metal - Rock ) Born 9-15-1942 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. - Bassist and keyboardist - Was a member of Iron Butterfly (They did, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and "Termination") and Captain Beyond (They did, "Astral Lady" and "Myopic Void").

Meredith Israel Thomas  - Died 12-21-2012 - Breast cancer - She was 39 years old - RCA Records publicist - Worked with Kings Of Leon and The Dave Matthews Band.

Terry Huff - Died 12-21-2012 in Clinton, Md., U.S. - Colon cancer ( Soul ) Born 10-16-1947 in North Carolina, U.S. - Singer - Led Act 1 who became Terry Huff And Special Delivery (They did, "I Destroyed Your Love" and "The Lonely One") - Was a member of Andy And The Marglows (They did, "Just One Look" and "I'll Get By").

Marva Whitney (Marva Ann Manning) - Died 12-22-2012 - Complications of pneumonia ( Gospel - Funk ) Born 5-1-1944 in Kansas City - Singer - (She did, "It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who To Sock It To)" and "Unwind Yourself") - Was a member of The Manning Gospel Singers - Worked with James Brown.

Mike Scaccia (Michael  Scaccia) - Died 12-23-2012 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. - After collapsing on stage ( Metal - Industrial ) Born 6-14-1965 in Babylon, New York, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Rigor Mortis (They did, "Foaming At The Mouth" and "Welcome to Your Funeral") - Worked with Ministry (They did, "N.W.O." and "Scare Crow), The Revolting Cocks and Lard.

Capital Steez - Died 12-23-2012 - Suicide? ( Rap ) He was 19 years old - Was a member of Pro Era.

Jack Klugman (Jacob Joachim Klugman) - Died 12-24-2012 in Northridge, California, U.S. - Born 4-27-1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Actor - (He did, "Applause! Applause!" and a version of, "You're So Vain" with Tony Randall) - Worked with Ethel Merman ("You'll Never Get Away From Me" and "Small World") - He portrayed Dr. Quincy on TV's, Quincy M.E. and Oscar Madison on TV's, The Odd Couple.

Ray Collins - Died 12-24-2012 in Pomona, Calif., U.S. - After being in a medically induced coma following cardiac arrest ( Doo-Wop - Rock ) Born 11-19-1936 - Sang and played harmonica - Was a member of  Baby Ray & The Ferns (They did, "How's Your Bird?") and The Soul Giants who became The Mothers Of Invention (They did, "Call Any Vegetable" and "Who Are The Brain Police?") - Worked with Little Julian Herrera And The Tigers.

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

JayLoud (Joshua Davis) - Died 12-25-2012 - Shot ( Rap ) He was 18 years old.

Augusto Bracca - Died 12-25-2012 ( Venezuelan Folk )- Born 4-23-1918 in Trinidad de Orichuna, Apure - Composer and singer - (He wrote, "Mi llano es un paraíso" and "Mi rancho llanero") - His songs have been recorded by Eneas Perdomo, Edith Salcedo, Quinto Criollo, Lila Moreno, Juan Galea, Lilia Madrigal, Jose Catire Carpio and Roiman Meza.

Fontella Bass - Died 12-26-2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. - Complications from a heart attack ( R&B ) Born 7-3-1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (She did, "Rescue Me" and "Recovery") - Worked with Little Milton, The Oliver Sain Soul Revue, Maurice White, Minnie Riperton, Bobby McClure ( 'You'll Miss Me (When I'm Gone)") and The Art Ensemble Of Chicago - She had been married to trumpeter, Lester Bowie - Daughter of singer, Martha Bass and sister of singer, David Peaston.

Helen Kardon Moss (Helen Rubinstein) - Died 12-26-2012 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Parkinson's related illness ( Musicals ) Born 12-26-1931 - Singer - Appeared in touring companies and theater productions of Oklahoma, Guys And Dolls, The Music Man and on Broadway's, New Faces.

Rick Cimato (Patrick J. Cimato) - Died 12-26-2012 in Connecticut, U.S. - Car accident ( Metal - Rock ) Born 6-19-1975 in Lewiston - Drummer - Worked with The Thinning Heard (They did, "Never Wanted"), Hickory Hawkins & The Sniffers, Gods Green Earth and The Nassau Chainsaw Band.

Lloyd Charmers (Lloyd Tyrell) - Died 12-27-2012 in London, England - Heart attack ( Reggae - Ska ) Born 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica - Singer, keyboardist and producer - Worked with The Charmers, The Uniques (They did, "Let Me Go Girl"), The Messengers, Winston "Niney" Holness and The Now Generation - Produced Ken Boothe, David Gates, Lloyd Parks, B. B. Seaton and The Gaylads.

Yevgeny Guberman - Died 12-29-2012 ( Rock ) Born 7-30-1955 - Drummer - Worked with Telewizor, Akvarium and Zoopark.

Mike Auldridge - Died 12-29-2012 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Bluegrass - Country ) Born 12-30-1938 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Seldom Scene - Worked with Darren Beachley And The Legends Of The Potomac, Cliff Waldron And The New Shades Of Grass, Emerson And Waldron, Chesapeake, The Good Deale Bluegrass Band, John Starling And Carolina Star, Lyle Lovett, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless and Emmylou Harris.

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