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 - 2013 January to June

Doc Rock Presents,
2013 January to June
 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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2013 January to June

Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler) - The Singin' Rage - Died 1-1-2013 in Encinitas, CA, U.S. ( Pop - Country ) Born 11-8-1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window") - Worked with The Jimmy Joy Band - Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Andy Banks - Died 1-1-2013 in Heckmondwike - Fell down a drain - He was 49 years old - Played mandolin, banjo, flute and violin - Worked with Eric And The Viaduct and Ship Of Fools.

Jon Fromer (Jonathan Fromer) - Died 1-2-2013  in Mill Valley - Stomach cancer ( Folk ) Born 5-11-1946 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "No One's Got Your Back Like Your Woman" and "Still Looking For Freedom") - Was a member of Jonathan, David And Elbert (They did, "Three Kids") - Worked with Glen Campbell - Founded The Freedom Song Network.

Senay Yuzbasioglu (Senay Ekiz) - Died 1-4-2013 in Istanbul, Turkey - Respiratory failure ( Pop ) Born 1951 in Istanbul, Turkey - Singer - (She did, "Sev Kardesim" and "Hayat Beyram Olsa") - She was married to musician, Serif Yuzbasioglu.

Sammy Johns (Sammy Reginald Johns) - Died 1-4-2013 in Gastonia, N.C., U.S. ( Folk Rock ) Born 2-7-1946  in Charlotte, N.C., U.S. - Singer, guitarist and songwriter - (He did, "Chevy Van" and wrote Waylon Jennings', "America",  John Conlee's, "Common Man" and Conway Twitty's, "Desperado Love") - Was a member of The Devilles.

Freddy E (Frederick Eugene Buhl) - Died 1-5-2013 - Shot himself ( Rap ) He was 23 years old - (He did, "Ignorance").

Bart Van den Bossche - Died 1-6-2013 - Traumatic aortic rupture - Born 4-17-1964 in Oostende, Belgium - Singer, guitarist and actor - (He did, "De stad van mijn jeugd" and "k Heb bijna alles").

Lou Wilson (aka Sweet Lou) (Louis Wilson) - Died 1-7-2013 in California, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( Afro-Funk ) He was 71 years old - Played trumpet, flugelhorn, drums and sang - Was a member of Mandrill (They did, "Warning Blues" and "Chutney").

Tom Ebbert - Died 1-7-2013 - Complications due to Alzheimer's disease ( Jazz - Polka ) He was 93 years old - Born in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with The Dukes Of Dixieland.

Kent Abbott - Died 1-7-2013 ( Punk ) He was 32 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Grade and Somehow Hollow (They did, "Kamloops") - Worked with 45 Goodbye.

Liz Lands (Elizabeth Lands) - Died 1-7-2013 ( Soul - R&B ) Born 1939 in The Georgia Sea Islands - Singer - (She did, "Midnight Johnny" with The Temptations and "One Man's Poison").

Sam Pace (Sammie L. Pace) - Died 1-7-2013 in Milwaukee, WI, U.S. - Illness ( R&B ) Born 9-22-1944 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Esquires (They did, "Get On Up" and "And Get Away").

Tandyn Almer - Died 1- 8-2013 in McLean, VA, U.S. - Complications of respiratory and cardiac illnesses - Born 7-30-1942 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, U.S. - Musician and songwriter - (He did, "Degeneration Gap") - (He wrote The Association's, "Along Comes Mary" and co-wrote, "Sail On Sailor" with Brian Wilson) - Collaborated with Eddie Hodges (The Paper Fortress', "Butterfly High" and "Sleepy Hollow People") - His songs have been recorded by The Purple Gang, Eddie Hodges ("Shadows And Reflexions"), The Garden Club, Pleasure and The Beach Boys.

Bill Mills (aka Rusty Chopps) - Died 1-9-2013 in Guerneville, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Blues Rock ) He was 62 years old - Born in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of Amongst Our Tribe (They did, "Bloodstream" and "Lady Luck") - Worked with The Sonoma County Blues Society, Tommy Miller and Levi Lloyd & The 501 Band.

Frank Page - Died 1-9-2013 - Complications of pneumonia - Broadcaster - Born 7-16-1925 in Malvern, Arkansas, U.S. - Introduced Elvis Presley for his first appearance on The Louisiana Hayride in 1954 - He wrote the book, "Elvis - The Hayride Years 54-56" - Country Music DJ Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Rex Trailer (Rexford Traylor) - Died 1-9-2013 ( Country - Western ) Born 9-16-1928 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. -  Television personality and singer - (He did, "Hoofbeats" and "Cowboys Don't Cry") - Led Rex Trailer And The Playboys and Rex Trailer And His Cow Hands - Worked with Bill Haley And His Saddlemates - Hosted TV's, Boomtown.

Karl Potter - Died 1-9-2013 - Complications of diabetes ( Jazz ) Born 7-16-1950 - Percussionist - Worked with Alphonso Johnson, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, The Isley Brothers, PFM, James Senese, Gigi D'Alessio, Gato Barbieri, Pino Daniele, Antonello Venditti, Lucio Dalla, Riccardo Della Ragione, Edoardo Bennato, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Tullio De Piscopo, Lucio Battisti, U.F.J. Project (Urban Funky Jazz Project), Renato Zero and Rosa Martirano.

Trevor Gordon (Trevor Gordon Grunnill) - Died 1-10-2013 ( Rock ) Born 5-5-1948 in Blackpool, UK - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "House Without Windows" and "And I'll Be Happy") - He was a member of The Blue Sect which became the duo, The Marbles with his cousin, Graham Bonnet (They did, "Only One Woman" and "The Walls Fell Down") and Bonar Law - Worked with The Bee Gees ("Peace Of Mind" and "Wine And Women").

Claude Nobs - Died 1-10-2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland - After sustaining injuries from a fall while cross country skiing - Born 2-4-1936 in Montreux, Switzerland - Played harmonica - Worked with Chris Rea - Founder and general manager for The Montreux Jazz Festival - He is mentioned on Deep Purple's, "Smoke On The Water" as Funky Claude.

George Gruntz - Died 1-10-2013 in Basle, Switzerland - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 6-24-1932 in Basle, Switzerland - Keyboardist - Led The George Gruntz Concert Big Band - Worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Tom Harrell, Marvin Stamm, Phil Woods, Mel Lewis, Don Cherry, Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Mariano, Seamus Blake and Dexter Gordon - Was an artistic director for The JazzFest Berlin.

John Wilkinson - Died 1-11-2013 in Springfield, MO, U.S. - He was 67 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Elvis Presley, The TCB Band and The New Christy Minstrels.

Murali (aka Khushi Murali) - Died 1-11-2013 in Kakinada, India - Heart attack on a train ( Playback ) He was 48 years old - Singer - (He did, "kevvu keka" and "Aaduvari Matalaku Ardhale Verule").

Jimmy O'Neill - Died 1-11-2013 - Born 1-8-1940 in Enid, Okla., U.S. - Television host and DJ - Hosted TV's Shindig, one of the earliest network TV rock shows with guest such as Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Billy Preston, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Little Richard, The Animals, The Ronettes, Donovan, The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones.

Precious Bryant (Precious Bussey Bryant) - Died 1-12-2013 in Columbus, GA, U.S. - After complications from diabetes and congestive heart failure ( Blues ) Born 1-4-1942 in  Talbot County, Georgia, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "I Can't Stand To See You Go" and "You Can Have My Husband But Please Don't Mess With My Man") - Was a member of The Bussey Sisters.

David Wilson - Died 1-13-2013 in Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Arkansas, U.S. - Shot himself - Born 1979 - Ran Dave Wilson Productions - Produced Boom Kinetic, Faun and Zach Gump.

Jiri Popper - Died 1-13-2013 in Gattikon, Switzerland - Cancer ( Pop ) Born 5-22-1930 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Singer - (He did, "Marina" and "Bilou tmou") - Was a host for East German Radio's, Ein Koffer voll Musik.

Morten Molster - Died 1-14-2013 - Cardiac arrest  ( Rock ) Born 3-31-1962 - Guitarist - Worked with The September When (They did, "Where You Go I Go" and "Mother, I've Been Kissed").

Ivo Varts - Died 1-15-2013 in Tallin - After falling down stairs ( Prog - Punk - Blues ) Born 12-1-1961 in Rakvere - Drummer - Worked with Ruja, Kaseke, In Spe, Mahavok, Propeller, Haak, Compromise Blue and Apelsin - Son of clarinetist, Tiit Varts and brother of guitarist, Ain Varts.

Nic Potter - Died 1-17-2013 in London, England ( Rock ) Born 10-18-1951 in Wiltshire, England - Bassist and guitarist - Worked with The Misunderstood, Van der Graaf Generator (They did, "Killer" and "The Emperor In His War Room"), Colin Scot, Magna Carta, Jeff Beck, The K-Group, Chuck Berry, The Tigers, Rare Bird, Duncan Browne, Steve Swindells and Peter Hammill.

Claude Black - Died 1-17-2013 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1930 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Charlie "Bird" Parker, Stan Getz, Larry Steele, Smiley Farris, Al Grey, Candy Johnson, Dagwood Langford, Calvin Frazier, David "Fathead" Newman, Wes Montgomery, The Murphys and Aretha Franklin.

Dub Cross (Norman C. Cross III) - Died 1-17-2013 - Heart attack ( Western Swing  ) He was 56 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Cimarron Swingsters and  The EZ Duz It Band - Worked with The Least Desirable Band.

Craig Lieske - Died 1-19-2013 - Aneurysm ( Rock ) He was 48 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Thundercrack and Garbage Island.

A. Rafiq (Ahmad Rafiq) - Died 1-19-2013 - After treatment for diabetes ( Dangdut ) Born 3-5-1948 in Jakarta, Indonesia - Singer and actor - (He did, "Pandangan Pertama").

Mehnaz Begum (Mehnaz Tasnim) - Died 1-19-2013 in Bahrain - Illness ( Ghazal - Playback ) Born 1958 - Singer - Daughter of singer, Kajjan Begum.

Steve Kramer - Died 1-19-2013 in Utah, U.S. ( Punk-Polka ) Born 1953 - Accordionist, keyboardist, played bongos and sang - Was a member of The Wallets (They did, "Totally Nude" and "((Like A) Zombie") - Worked with James Chance And The Contortions - Created jingles for Target, Buick and MTV.

Martin Miglioretti (aka Martino) - Died 1-19-2013 - Heart attack - Born 7-23-1954 - Guitarist, painter and graphic designer - Founding member of the Houston Blues Society - Created posters and album covers for musicians for over 30 years.

Steve Knight (Stephen Sanders Knight) - Died 1-19-2013  in Riverdale, New York, U.S. - Complications of Parkinson's disease ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 5-12-1935 in New York City, NY, U.S. - Played Piano, French horn, bass, guitar, tuba, banjo, trombone and organ - Was a member of Mountain (They did, "For Yasgur's Farm" and "Nantucket Sleighride") - Worked with The Feenjon Group, Devil's Anvil, Wings (not Paul McCartney's Wings) and The Peacemakers.

Bob Engemann (aka Bobby Engemann) (Robert Philip Engemann) - Died 1-20-2013 in Provo, Utah, U.S. - Complications from heart bypass surgery ( Pop ) Born 1-19-1935 in Highland Park, Michigan, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Lettermen (They did, "The Way You Look Tonight" and "When I Fall In Love) - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Susan Denny (Susan Hight Denny) - Died 1-20-2013 in Silver Spring, Md., U.S. - Illness- She was 84 years old - Actress and singer - Worked with Paul Whiteman and Sigmund Romberg - Appeared on The Don Ameche Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour and in the musicals, Kiss Me Kate and Showboat - She taught voice and musical theater performance at The American University.

Tracy Sugarman (Tracy A. Sugarman) - Died 1-20-2013 - Born 1921 - Illustrator - His works appear on over 100 record covers for Waldorf Music Hall Records and Grand Award Records.

Richard Patt (Richard B. Patt, M.D.) - Died 1-20-2013 - Metastatic lung cancer ( Blues ) He was 58 years old - Singer and guitarist - Led Dr. Rick & The Burners and Dr. Rick's Fool's Paradise - He established The Patt Center For Pain Management.

 Paco Strickland (William Strickland) - Died 1-21-2013 in Wilmington, NC, U.S. - Bone marrow cancer ( Flamenco ) Born 11-15-1952 in Utah, U.S. - Guitarist - Hosted radio's, Flamenco Cafe.

Milan Opacich - Died 1-21-2013 - Complications of pancreatic cancer - He was 84 years old - Born in Gary, Indiana, U.S. - Luthier and tamburitza player - Worked with The Drina Tamburitza Orchestra - Created and repaired wooden stringed instruments for many musicians including Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins - Tamburitza Association of America Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Chris Caswell - Died 1-21-2013 - Cancer - He was 60 years old - Sang and played harp, tin whistle, Irish flute, highland bagpipes, tar, English concertina, chromatic button accordion, harmonium, tambura, bodhran, congas and Scotch snare and was a harp maker - (He did, "Jenny Plucks Pears" and "Kookookatchoo Mrs. Palin") - He was half of the duo, Caswell Carnahan - Worked with Robin Williamson And His Merry Band and Myra Joy.

Dale Ward (Howard Dale Ward) - Died 1-21-2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 8-18-1938 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "A Letter From Sherry" and "You Little Flirt") - (Co-wrote Ronnie Dove's, They Can't Love Like You And Me).

Tony Douglas - Died 1-22-2013 in Athens, Texas, U.S. - Lymphoma ( Country ) Born 4-12-1929 in Martins Mill, Texas, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "His And Hers" and "My Last Day") - Led Tony Douglas And The Shrimpers.

Mason Mauldin (Mason Christopher Mauldin) - Died 1-24-2013 in Monroe, Louisiana, U.S. - The plane he was piloting crashed ( Rock ) Born 1981 - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Sugar & The Raw (They did, "Middle Ground" and "Ruler Of The World"), Big Boots (They did, "Silver Trees") and Collin vs. Adam.

Gregory Carroll (John Wayne Carroll) - Died 1-25-2013 in Creston - Aneurysm ( Doo-Wop - R&B ) He was 83 years old - Was a member of The Metronomes who became The Four Buddies (They did, "I Will Wait" and "Sweet Slumber") - Worked with The Orioles ("Crying In The Chapel") - (He co-wrote, "Just One Look" which was recorded by Doris Troy, Linda Ronstadt and Anne Murray) - Worked with Little Esther and Mel Walker.

Werner Krabbe - Died 1-25-2013 in Berlin, Germany - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 2-20-1944 in Berlin, Germany - Singer - Was a member of The Hounddogs and The Boots (They did, "Gaby" and "I Donít Want To Go On Without You").

 Jose Antonio Villarreal - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 39 years old - Singer - Was a member of Kombo Kolombia.

Heiner Ivan Cuellar Perez - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 24 years old - Keyboardist - Was a member of Kombo Kolombia.

Víctor Angel Santamaría Cruz - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato )  He was 43 years old - Was a staff member for Kombo Kolombia.

Jose Baudelio Santos Lopez - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 38 years old - Saxophonist - Was a member of Kombo Kolombia.

Javier Flores Valerio - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 29 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Edgar Dimas Montes - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 31 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Francisco Javier Alfaro Hernandez - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Saul Reynoso Saenz - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 30 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Reyes Alejandro Mendoza Rodríguez - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 25 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Mario Alberto Beltran Ortega - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 24 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Juan Ignacio Herrera Ortiz - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 42 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Juan Tomas Carrizales Rodríguez - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Ricardo Alfonso Verduzco Saenz - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 27 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Carlos Alberto Sanchez Aguirre - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) He was 37 years old - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Jose Rodríguez Rostro - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato )  - Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Federico Ivan Mendez - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Jose Francisco Jimenez Diaz - Died 1-25-2013 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - Murdered ( Vallenato ) Was a member or staff member of Kombo Kolombia.

Rahn Burton (aka Ron Burton) - Died 1-25-2013 in New York, New York, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 2-10-1934 in Louisville, KY, U.S. - Pianist and organist - Was a member of The African-American Connection - Worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Michael Carvin, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Stanley Turrentine, Charlie Rouse, Carlos Garnett, Leon Thomas, Beaver Harris and George Adams.

Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner (Leroy Roosevelt Bonner) - Died 1-26-2013 in Trotwood, Ohio, U.S. - Cancer ( Funk ) Born 3-14-1943 in Hamilton, Ohio, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Kiss" and "I Will Be Your Star") - Was a member of The Ohio Players (They did, "Skin Tight" and "Love Rollercoaster").

Brian Bailey - Died 1-27-2013 ( Rock - Soul ) Born 2-?-1943 in Ilkley - Singer - Worked with The Tarantulas, The Moldy Warp and Five Dollar Shoes.

Sally Starr (Alleen Mae Beller) - Died 1-27-2013 in Berlin, New Jersey, U.S. ( Rockabilly ) Born 1-25-1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Television personality and singer - (She did, "Our Gal Sal" backed by Bill Haley & His Comets and "A.B.C. Rock").

Danilo Jacques - Died 1-27-2013 in Santa Maria, Brazil - In a nightclub fire that killed at least 233 people - He was 28 years old - Played accordion - Was a member of Gurizada Fandangueira.

Ferdi Ozbegen - Died 1-28-2013 in Istanbul, Turkey - Cancer - Born 8-17-1941 in Izmir, Turkey - Singer, pianist and actor - (He did, "Altin Mikrofon" and "Bu da Bizden").

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

George Higgs - Died 1-29-2013 - Respiratory and heart ailments ( Blues ) Born 1930 in Speed, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, U.S. - Sang and played harmonica and guitar - (He did, "Somebody Tell Somebody" and "My Hook's In The Water") - Worked with The Friendly Five Gospel Quartet - Twin County Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Bobby Sharp - Died 1-29-2013 - Born in 1924 in Topeka, Kansas, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (He did, "Baby Girl Of Mine") - Worked with Benny Carter and Jimmie Lunceford - His songs have been recorded by Ray Charles (Unchain My Heart"), Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis Jr. and Ruth Brown.

Ken Hodges (Kenneth Hodges) - Died 1-29-2013 - Pneumonia ( Folk - Rock ) He was 76 years old - Singer and bassist - Was a member of The Folksters, The Bitter End Singers and Spanky And Our Gang (They did, "Like To Get To Know You" and "Lazy Day").

Patty Andrews (Patricia Marie Andrews) - Died 1-30-2013 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. ( Pop - Swing ) Born 2-16-1918 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. Singer - She was one of The Andrews Sisters (They did, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Of Company B)" and "Rum And Coca-Cola") - Worked with Bing Crosby and The Glenn Miller Orchestra - She had been married to movie producer, Marty Melcher and pianist, Wally Weschler.

Nene Benvenuti (Livio Benvenuti Junior) - Died 1-30-2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Lung cancer ( Rock ) He was 65 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Rebels and The Incriveis - Worked with Roberto  Carlos, Elis Regina and Raul Seixas.

Vladimir Vlasak - Died 2-1-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic - Lung cancer - Born 2-11-1958 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia - Rock and pop critic for the magazines Melodie, Rock & Pop and for the daily newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes.

Cecil Womack (Cecil Dale Womack) (aka Zekkariyas) - Died 2-1-2013 in South Africa ( R&B - Soul - Gospel ) Born 9-25-1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - He was half of Womack And Womack (They did, "Teardrops" and "Baby I'm Scared Of You") - Was a member of The Valentinos - (They did, "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now") - Husband of singer, Linda Womack, son-in law of singer, Sam Cooke and former husband of singer, Mary Wells.

Rudolf Dasek - Died 2-1-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic ( Jazz ) Born 8-27-1933 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Guitarist - Worked with System Tandem which included Jiri Stivin (They did, "Puzzle Game" and "That Was A Time"), SHQ, George Mraz, Lou Bennett, Benny Bailey, Carmell Jones, Tony Scott, Leo Wright and Laco Deczi's Jazz Celula.

Rudi Merk - Died 2-3-2013 in Freiburg, Germany - Drowned in the Dreisam river ( Rock ) Sang and played guitar and bass - Worked with Heavy Load, Livid, Wild Turkey, Rattlesnake, Scuttle and Super 6 (They did, "Chill Out" and "Weh").

Reg Presley (Reginald Maurice Ball) - Died 2-4-2013 in Andover, Hampshire, England - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 6-12-1941 in Andover, Hampshire, England - Singer - Was a member of The Troggs (They did, "Wild Thing" and "With A Girl Like You").

Darlene McCrea (Ethel McCrea) - Died 2-4-2013 - Cancer ( R&B ) Singer - Born in North Carolina, U.S. - Was a member of The Cookies (They did, "Don't Let Go" and "All Night Mambo") and The Raelettes who backed Ray Charles.

Donald Byrd - Died 2-4-2013 ( Jazz - R&B ) Born 12-9-1932 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Blackbyrds (They did, "Happy Music" and "Walking In Rhythm") and Donald Byrd & The 125th St. NYC Band - Worked with Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley, Ahmad Jamal, Mal Waldron, Hank Jones, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, The Mizell Brothers, Oscar Pettiford, Pepper Adams, Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, Eric Dolphy and Gigi Gryce.

Tommy Cassel (Tommy Gordon Cassel) - Died 2-4-2013 ( Rockabilly ) Born 5-16-1924 in Converse, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Rockin' Rock And A Rollin' Stone" and "Go Ahead On").

Alva "Reggie" Lewis - Died 2-4-2013 in St Andrew - Natural causes - He was 63 years old - Born in Manchester - Guitarist - Was a member of The Hippy Boys and The Upsetters - Worked with Lee Scratch Perry, Max Romeo, Bob Marley and Pat Kelly.

Pat Halcox - Died 2-4-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 3-18-1930 in Chelsea, London, England - Trumpeter - Led The Pat Halcox Allstars - Worked with Mick Mulligan, Colin Kingwell And The Brent Valley Stompers, The Albermarle Jazz Band, The Chris Barber Band, Muddy Waters, Brownie McGhee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry, Elton John and Dr John.

Jindra Stahlavsky - Died 2-5-2013 - Cancer ( Country ) Born 2-24-1945 in Usti nad Labem, Czechoslovakia  - Singer - Worked with Fesaci (They did, "Jaro" and "Plava Jane").

Paul Tanner - Died 2-5-2013 Carlsbad, California, U.S. - Pneumonia ( Swing ) Born 10-15-1917 in Skunk Hollow, Kentucky, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and with The ABC Orchestra where he worked with Leonard Bernstein, Andre Previn and Arturo Toscanini - Developed the Electro-Theremin which was used for The Beach Boys for "Good Vibrations" and  for TV's, My Favorite Martian.

Mo-Do (Fabio Frittelli) - Died 2-6-2013 in Udine, Italy - Suicide ( Techno - Rock ) Born 7-24-1966 in Monfalcone, Italy - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Blue The King, Validi Alibi and Mo-Do (They did, "Eins, zwei, Polizei"and "Super Gut").

Jan Sochor - Died 2-6-2013 in Berlin, Germany ( Rock - Soul - Pop ) Born 8-8-1947 in Havlickuv Brod, Czechoslovakia - Cancer - Singer, keyboardist and composer Worked with Progress Organization (They did, "Klic k poznani" and "Ikaros") renamed Barnodaj (They did, "Pram z tramu"), Bob Fridl, Martha & Tena, Ex Libris, The Soulband and Key Band.

Roscoe Chenier - Died 2-7-2013 - Kidney ailments related to diabetes ( Blues ) Born 1941 in St. Landry Parish, in Louisiana, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Born For Bad Luck," and "Annie Mae's Yo-Yo") - Worked with Rockin' CD And The Blues Runners - Cousin of accordion player and singer, Clifton Chenier.

Rick Huxley (Rick Huxley) - Died 2-11-2013 ( Rock ) Born 8-5-1940 in Dartford, Kent, England - Bassist - Was a member of The Dave Clark Five (They did, "Bits And Pieces" and "Glad All Over") - Worked with The Riverside Blues Boys and The Spon Valley Stompers - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lim Yoon Taek - Died 2-11-2013 in Seoul, South Korea - Gastric cancer ( Pop ) Born 1980 - Singer - Was a member of Ulala Session.

Kevin Peek - Died 2-11-2013 in Perth, Australia - Cancer ( Rock - Classical ) He was 66 years old - Born in Adelaide, Australia - Guitarist - Led The Kevin Peek Trio - Worked with James Taylor Move (They did, "And I Heard The Fire Sing" and "Baby Jane"), Cliff Richard, Lulu, Manfred Mann, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Sky.

Lanier Greig - Died 2-?-2013 in Austin, Travis County, Texas, U.S. ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 1949 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, U.S. - Organist and bassist - Worked with Neal Ford And The Fanatics and  ZZ Top (They did, "Salt Lick" and "Miller's Farm").

Arlene DeMarco (aka Granny) - Died 2-13-2013 ( Pop ) Born 1933 in Rahway, New Jersey, U.S. - Singer - She was a member of The Five DeMarco Sisters. (They did, "This Love Is MIne" and "Dreamboat") - Mother of actress, Melissa Brasselle.

Tim Dog (Timothy Blair)  - Died ? 2-14-2013 ? - Complications of diabetes? A warrant has been issued for Tim Dog's arrest on suspicion of faking his own death ( Rap ) Born 1-1-1967 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. - (He did, F Compton" and "I Ain't Havin' It") - Was half of the duo, Ultra - Worked with The Ultramagnetic MCs, Percee P and Apache Indian.

Goldie Harvey (Susan Oluwabimpe Filani) - Died 2-14-2013 in Lagos, Nigeria - Intracerebellar haemorrhage ( R&B - Pop - Rap ) Born 10-23-1983 in Lagos, Nigeria - Singer - (She did, "Give It To Me" and "Don't Touch My Body").

Mark Kamins - Died 2-14-2013 in Guadalajara, Mexico - Massive coronary - Born 4-13-1955 - DJ and producer - Helped launch the career of Madonna and produced her first single, "Everybody" - Worked with Karen Finley, Tommy Page, David Byrne, Ofra Haza, UB40, Sinead O'Connor and The Beastie Boys.

Shadow Morton (George Francis Morton) - Died 2-14-2013 in Laguna Beach, California, U.S. - Born 9-3-1940 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. - (He wrote The Shangri-Las', "Remember (Walking In The Sand)" and "Leader Of The Pack") - Was a member of The Marquees - Worked with Janis Ian ("Society's Child"), Vanilla Fudge ("You Keep Me Hangin' On"), Haystacks Balboa, Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Blues Project, Mott The Hoople,The New York Rock And Roll Ensemble, The New York Dolls and Isis - Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dennis Palmer - Died 2-15-2013 ( Rock ) Born 1957 - Synthesizer player and visual artist - Co-founded Shaking Ray Levis (They did, "Angels In The Grass" and "Misery And Torment") - Worked with The Rev. Howard Finster, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Eugene Chadbourne, David Greenberger, Shelley Hirsch, Borbetomagus, John Zorn and Col. Bruce Hampton.

El Gran Fellove (Francisco Fellove) - Died 2-15-2013 in Mexico City, Mexico ( Filin - Bolero - Jazz ) He was 89 years old - Singer - (He did, "El Jamaiquino" and a verison of, "Walking On The Moon") - (Wrote, "Mango Mangue" which was recorded by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco) - Worked with Tito Puente and Machito.

Tony Sheridan (Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity) - Died 2-16-2013 in Hamburg, Germany ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 5-21-1940 in Norwich, Norfolk, England - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Cherry Wainer ("Happy Organ"), Gene Vincent, Charly Garcia, Conway Twitty, The TCB Band and The Beatles ("My Bonnie").

Marife de Trian (Maria Felisa Martinez Lopez) - Died 2-16-2013 in Benalmadena, Spain - Cancer ( Coplas - Flamenco - Ranchera ) Born 9-13-1936 in Burguillos, Spain - Singer and Actress - (She did, "Torre de arena" and "La loba").

Stanley Knight (Stanley Glen Knight ) (aka Goober) - Died 2-16-2013 in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, U.S. ( Rock )  Born 2-12-1949 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, steel guitar and organ - Was a member of Black Oak Arkansas (They did, "Hot And Nasty" and "Uncle Lijiah").

Mindy McCready (Malinda Gayle McCready) - Died 2-17-2013 in Heber Springs, Ark., U.S. - Shot herself ( Country ) Born 11-20-1975 in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Guys Do It All the Time" and "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)") - She was married to record producer, David Wilson.

Shmulik Kraus - Died 2-17-2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel - Swine flu ( Rock - Pop ) Born 7-1-1935 in Jerusalem, Israel - Singer - Was a member of The High Windows (They did, "Einech Yechola" and "Chayal Shel Shokolad") and The Lool Clan - Wrote songs for Arik Einstein ("When You Cry, You're Not Pretty"), The Good, The Bad And The Girl Group ("Days Of Cinema"), Arik Lavie ("It Happens") and Shalom Hanoch - At one time married to singer, Josie Katz.

Mike Westhues (Michael Westhues) - Died 2-17-2013 ( Rock - Jazz - Blues - Folk - Country ) Born 1-22-1949 in Missouri, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, "Fools Like Us" and "Missisippi Trail") - Was a member of The Yellow Dog Band - Worked with Wigwam and Dave Lindholm.

Kathleen McCormack - Died 2-18-2013 in London, England ( Country - Ballards ) She was 83 years old - Born in Taree, Australia - Singer and actress.

Damon Harris (Otis Robert Harris, Jr.) - Died 2-18-2013 - Prostate cancer ( Soul - R&B ) Born 1-17-1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Young Tempts (They did versions of, "I've Been Good To You" and "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby") renamed The Young Vandals (They did, "In My Opinion" and "I'm Gonna Wait For You") and Impact (They did, "Happy Man" and "Give A Broken Heart A Break") - Worked with The Temptations.

Kevin Ayers - Died 2-18-2013 in Montolieu, France ( Rock - Psychedelic - Prog - Pop ) Born 8-16-1944 in Herne Bay, Kent, England - Singer, guitarist and bassist - (He did, "Oh! Wot A Dream" and "Take Me To Tahiti") - Was a member of The Wilde Flowers and The Soft Machine (They did, "Joy Of A Toy" and "Priscilla") - Worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett, Bridget St John, John Cale, Elton John, Robert Wyatt, Phil Manzanera, Andy Summers, Lady June, Mike Oldfield, Nico and Ollie Halsall.

Anna Kroup (Anna Leonora Kroup) - Died 2-18-2013 - Drowned in The Hudson River ( Pop ) Born 11-25-1988 - Singer - Was a member of The Pop Junkies - Worked with PJ Chad Lenig.

Lil Ced (Cedric Morgan) - Died 2-20-2013 - Shot ( Rap ) He was 24 years old - (He did, "D.E.C." and "Yellow Diamond Shawty").)

Magic Slim (Morris Holt) - Died 2-21-2013 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 8-7-1937 in Tarrence, Miss., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Scufflin" and a version of "Mustang Sally") - Led Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Worked with Magic Sam - Father of singer and guitarist, Shawn "Lil' Slim" Holt.

Kenny Clutch (Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr.) - Died 2-21-2013 in Las Vegas, Nev, U.S. - Shot while driving, his car then crashed into a taxi cab which exploded killing the cabbie and his passenger ( Rap ) He was 27 years old - Worked with TeeJ ("Stay Schemin" and "Free").

Norma Zenteno - Died 2-21-2013 - Complications from breast cancer ( Latin - Jazz - Rock ) She was 60 years old - Singer and guitarist - Led The Norma Zenteno Band - Daughter of trumpet player, Robert Zenteno.

Mariano Civico - Died 2-21-2013 in Madrid, Spain - Cardiac arrest due to flu ( Salsa ) He was 58 years old - Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico - Singer - Worked with Orquesta Caribe.

Cleotha Staples (aka Cleedi) - Died 2-21-2013 in Cook County, Chicago, Ill., U.S. ( Gospel - Soul - R&B ) Born 4-11-1934 in Drew, Sunflower County, Miss., U.S. - Singer - She was a member of The Staple Singers (They did, "Uncloudy Day" and "I'll Take You There") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Smash (Terrel Dishon Taylor) (aka T-Mac) - Died 2-22-2013 in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Rap ) He was 31 years old - (He did, "A Bit Too Much For Me").

Diane Lampert (Diane Charlotte Lampert) - Died 2-22-2013 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Heart failure - Born 9-25-1924 in Bronx, New York, U.S. - (Co-wrote, "Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees)" and "Break It To Me Gently") - Her songs have been recorded by Brenda Lee, Jerry Wallace, Judith Durham, Tommy Sands, Steve Lawrence, Earl Grant, Tex Williams, Red Foley and The Lettermen.

Bill Allen (Wilfred Allen Snivley) - Died 2-22-2013 ( Rockabilly ) He was 75 years old - Singer and guitarist - Led Bill Allen And The Back Beats (They did, "Please Give Me Something") - Was a member of The Keynotes (They did, "Oo-We-Baby" and "Butterfly") - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Virgil Johnson (Virgil Lewis Johnson) - Died 2-24-2013 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) Born 12-29-1935 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Velvets (They did, "Tonight (Could Be The Night)" and "That Lucky Old Sun") - Worked with Boots Randolph and Floyd Cramer - West Texas Walk Of Fame Inductee.

Larry Marks (Lawrence B. Marks) - Died 2-24-2013 - Born 10-3-1939 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Producer and singer - (He sang the Scooby-Doo theme song, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!") - Produced Chad And Jeremy, Gene Clark, The Merry-Go-Round, Liza Minnelli, Helen Reddy, Phil Ochs, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Jimmy Webb - Worked for Columbia Records and A&M Records.

Dan Toler (aka Dangerous Dan Toler) - Died 2-25-2013 in Manatee County, Florida, U.S. - ALS ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 9-23-1948 in Connorsville, Indiana, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Townsend Toler Band - Worked with Bill Lakes And The Playboys, The Melting Pot Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern ("Leavin' Me Again" and "Shady Streets"), The Allman Brothers Band ("Maybe We Can Go Back To Yesterday" and "Straight From The Heart"), The Gregg Allman Band ("I'm No Angel" and "Lead Me On") and The Renegades Of Southern Rock - Brother of drummer, David "Frankie" Toler.

 Chief Joseph Olayiwola Afolabi - Died 2-25-2013 - Illness - He was 80 years old - Music executive - He ran Ogo-Oluwa Kitan Records - Handled promotions and marketing for Dele Abiodun, Fatai Olowoyo, King Sunny Ade, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Ayinla Omowura and Ayewa.

Bob Fridl (Josef Fridl) - Died 2-25-2013 in Brno, Czech Republic - Cancer ( Folk - Pop ) Born 11-13-1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Madona" and "Jen vitr to vi") - Worked with Green Spaedars, Jana Sochora, Folk Team and Martha & Tena.

Richard Street (Richard Allen Street) - Died 2-27-2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Pulmonary embolism ( Soul ) Born 10-5-1942 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Otis Williams & The Distants (They did, "Come On"), The Monitors (They did, "Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)") and The Temptations (They did, "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" and "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone") - At one time married to singer, Carolyn "Cal" Gill.

Armando Trovajoli (aka  Armando Trovaioli)- Died 2-28-2013 ( Jazz - Musicals ) Born 9-2-1917 - Composer and pianist - (He wrote Sophia Loren's, "Che m'e mparato a ffa") - Wrote over 300 scores for movies including Ciao Rudy and Rugantino - He had been married to actress, Pier Angeli.

Walti Schneider (Walter Schneider) - Died 2-28-2013 ( Rock - Blues ) Bassist and singer - Was a member of Ihre Kinder and The NC Brown-Band.

Daniel Darc (Daniel Rozoum) - Died 2-28-2013 in Paris, France - Drug overdose ( New Wave - Rock ) Born 5-20-1959 in Paris, France - Singer - Was a member of Taxi Girl (They did, "Mannequin" and "Cherchez le garcon").

Kellogs Kalinowski (John Kalinowski) - Death announced 3-1-2013 - He was 66 years old - Managed Madness, The Kinks and Van Morrison - He was a tour manager for The Paramounts - Played bosun whistle on Procol Harum's, A Salty Dog album.

Magic (Awood Johnson) (aka Mr. Magic) - Died 3-1-2013 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S. ( Rap ) Born 8-6-1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - (He did, "Ghetto Godzilla" and "Money Don't Make Me") - Was a member of Body Head Bangerz (They did, "Don't Start It" and "You A Freak").

Jewel Akens (Jewel Eugene Akens) - Died 3-1-2013 in Inglewood, California, U.S. - Complications from back surgery ( R&B ) Born 9-12-1933 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "The Birds And The Bees" and "Georgie Porgie") - He was half of Jewel And Eddie - Worked with The Medallions, The Four Dots, The Feathers and Eddie Cochran.

Bonnie Franklin (Bonnie Gail Franklin) - Died 3-1-2013 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 1-6-1944 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. - Actress - (She did, "Applause" the title song for Broadway's Applause) - Starred on TV's, One Day At A Time - She had been married to playwright, Ronald Sossi and film and TV producer, Marvin Minoff.

Bobby Rogers (Robert E. Rogers) - Died 3-3-2013 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Illness ( Soul ) Born 2-19-1940 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Miracles (They did, "Shop Around" and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me") - At one time married to singer, Wanda Young - Grandfather of singer, Brandi Williams - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Barmani Choge (Hajia SA'adatu Aliyu) - Died 3-2-2013 in Funtua, Katsina State, Nigeria - Illness ( Hausa ) She was 80 years old - Born in Gwaigwaye, Funtua, Katsina State, Nigeria - Singer - (She did, "Mai Soso ke Wanka" and "A Kama Sanaa Mata").

Muslum Gurses (Muslum Akbas) (aka Muslum Baba) - Died 3-3-2013 - Complications of heart bypass surgery ( Turkish Folk - Pop - Rock ) Born 5-7-1953 in Fistokozu Halfeti, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey - Singer and actor - (He did, "Sevda Yuklu Kervanlar" and "Olmadi Yar") - He had been married to singer and actress, Muhterem Nur.

Fran Warren (Frances Wolfe) - Died 3-4-2013 ( Big Band ) Born 3-4-1926 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "It's Anybody's Heart") - Worked with Randy Brooks, Tony Martin ("I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs)), Art Mooney, Joe Cabot, Billy Eckstine, Lisa Kirk, Harry James, Charlie Barnet and Claude Thornhill ("A Sunday Kind Of Love").

Larry Leishman (Lawrence Leishman) (aka Blues) - Died 3-4-2013 in Mattawa, ON, Canada ( R&B ) Born 4-4-1947 in Dunfermline, Scotland - Played guitar and harmonica - Was a member of Jon And Lee And The Checkmates - Worked with David Clayton-Thomas, Bobby Kris & The Imperials, The Duke Edwards Cycle and Rhinoceros.

John LaChapelle - Godfather of jazz guitar - Died 3-5-2013 in Richland ( Jazz ) He was 91 years old - Guitarist.

Melvin Rhyne - Died 3-5-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 10-12-1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. - Organist and pianist - Led The Melvin Rhyne Trio - Was a member of The Dixon-Rhyne Project - Worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Herb Ellis and Wes Montgomery.

Norma Barrington - Died 3-5-2013 in Santa Rosa ( Rock ) Born 9-30-1925 in Hoisington, Kan., U.S. - Bassist and guitarist - Was a member of Don Gils (They did, "'Bad Bass Boogie" which she wrote) and The Barringtons.

Alvin Lee (Graham Alvin Barnes) - Died 3-6-2013 - Complications from a routine surgical procedure ( Rock - Blues Rock ) Born 12-19-1944 in Nottingham, England - Singer, guitarist and bassist - (He did, "City Lights" and "Every Blues You've Ever Heard") - Was a member of The Jaybirds who were renamed Jaybird and then renamed Blues Yard and finally renamed Ten Years After (They did, "I'd Love To Change The World" and "50, 000 Miles Beneath My Brain") - Worked with Mylon LeFevre ("Riffin'" and "Rockin' 'Til The Sun Goes Down") George Harrison, John Mayall, Steve Gould, Steve Winwood, Albert Lee, Mick Taylor, Peter Frampton, Bo Diddley, Rory Gallagher, Jim Capaldi, Mick Fleetwood and Ron Wood.

Chorao (Alexandre Magno Abrao) - Died 3-6-2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil ( Rock ) Born 4-9-1970 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Singer - Was a member of Charlie Brown Jr. (They did, "Quinta-Feira" and "Lombra").

Stompin' Tom Connors (Thomas Charles Connors) (aka Tommy Messer) - Died 3-6-2013 in Ballinafad, Ontario, Canada - Natural causes ( Country - Folk ) Born 2-9-1936 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Sudbury Saturday Night" and "Bud The Spud") - Cousin of  fiddler, Ned Landry.

Tam Kearney - Died 3-6-2013 - Complications of diabetes ( Folk ) Born 3-17-1940 in Leicester, England - Sang and played guitar, banjo and mandolin - Co-founder of Torontoís folk club, Fiddler's Green - Was a member of The Friends Of Fiddler's Green.

Kenny Ball (Kenneth Daniel Ball) - Died 3-7-2013  in Basildon, Essex, England - While being treated for pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 5-22-1930 in Ilford, Essex, England - Trumpeter and singer - Led Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen (They did, "Samantha" and "Midnight In Moscow") - Worked with Terry Lightfoot, Sid Phillips, Eric Delaney and Charlie Galbraith.

Claude King - Died 3-7-2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. ( Country ) Born 2-5-1923 in Keithville, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Wolverton Mountain" and "Big River, Big Man").

Peter Banks (Peter William Brockbanks) - Architect of Progressive Music - Died 3-7-2013 in London, England - Heart failure ( Rock - Prog ) Born 7-15-1947 in Barnett, North London, England - Guitarist, keyboardist and singer - (He did, "Get Out Of My Fridge" and "Vision Of The King") - Was a member of Yes (They did, "Astral Traveller" and "Time And A Word"), Flash (They did, "Small Beginnings" and "Lifetime") and Harmony In Diversity - Worked with The Syn, Neat Change, Toy Shop, Blodwyn Pig, Chris Harwood, Zox & The Radar Boys, Lonnie Donegan, The Teabags, Funky Monkey and Jakob Magnusson - At one time married to singer, Sydney Foxx.

Sammy Masters (Samuel Lawmaster) - Died 3-8-2013 ( Rockabilly ) Born 7-18-1930 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Lost Little Nickel In The Big Juke Box" and "Pink Cadillac") - Worked with Bob Wills, Spade Cooley and Ole Rasmussen - His songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Bobby Darin and Wayne Newton.

Rune Carlsson - Died 3-9-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 12-4-1940 in Stockholm, Sweden - Drummer and singer - Worked with Bo Hansson, Arne Domnerus, Putte Wickman, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Eric Dolphy, The Sven Douglas Quintet, Gunnar Almstedt, Chet Baker, Eje Thelin and Monica Zetterlund.

Laszlo Bodi (aka Cipo) - Died 3-11-2013 - Heart failure ( Rock ) Born 5-3-1965 - Singer and pianist - Was a member of Cipofuzo and Republic (They did, "Valaszd a legrosszabbat" and "Repul a balna").

Clive Burr - Died 3-12-2013 ( Metal ) Born 3-8-1957 in East Ham, London, England - Drummer and singer - Was a member of Clive Burr's Escape who became Stratus (They did, "Run For Your Life" and "Never Say No") - Worked with Samson, Trust, Gogmagog (They did, "I Will Be There" and "It's Illegal, It's Immoral, It's Unhealthy, But It's Fun"), Alcatrazz, Elixir, Praying Mantis, Desperado (They did, "Hang 'em High" and "Son Of A Gun") and Iron Maiden (They did, "Run To The Hills" and "Children Of The Damned").

Di Anne Price - Storytelling Piano Player - Died 3-13-2013 - Illness ( Blues ) Born in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Led Di Anne Price And Her Boyfriends (They did, "Livin' Alone" and "Ruff 'n Ready Man").

Chopper McKinnon (Allan Lindsay McKinnon) - Died 3-14-2013 - Natural causes - Born 1946 in Rivers, Manitoba - Folk radio host for Canadian Spaces for 33 years, Canada's longest running folk music radio program.

Jack Greene (aka Jolly Green Giant) - Died 3-14-2013 - Complications of Alzheimer's Disease ( Country ) Born 1-7-1930 in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and drummer - (He did, "There Goes My Everything" and "Statue Of A Fool") - Was a member of The Peach Tree Boys, The Tennessee Mountain Boys and The Jolly Green Giants - Worked with Jeannie Seely ("Wish I Didn't Have To Miss You" and "There's A Lot About A Woman A Man Don't Know"), Santana Maria ("You Have Won My Heart") and with Ernest Tubb in The Texas Troubadors.

Terry Lightfoot - Died 3-15-2013 - Prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 5-21-1935 in Potters Bar, Middlesex, England - Clarinettist, saxophonist and singer - Led Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen - Was a member of The Wood Green Stompers (They did, "True Love" and "King Kong") - Worked with Kenny Ball and Ginger Baker - Father of singer, Melinda Lightfoot.

Hardrock Gunter (Sidney Louie Gunter Jr.) - Died 3-15-2013 - Complications of pneumonia ( Rockabilly ) Born 2-27-1925 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Hoot Owl Ramblers, The Golden River Boys and The Pebbles (They did, "Birmingham Bounce" and "Gonna Dance All Night") - Worked with The Delmore Brothers and Fiddling Arthur Smith - The song Birmingham Bounce is considered by some to be the first rock and roll record.

Bobbie Smith (Robert Smith) (aka Bobby Smith) - Died 3-16-2013 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 4-10-1936 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Spinners (aka The Detroit Spinners) (They did, "I'll Be Around" and "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love") - Worked with Dionne Warwick ("Then Came You").

Jason Molina - Died 3-16-2013 - Organ failure ( Metal - Alternative Country - Lo-Fi - Folk ) Born 1973 in Oberlin, Ohio, U.S. - Singer, bassist and guitarist - Was a member of Songs: Ohia, Songs: Radix, Songs: Unitas, Amalgamated Sons Of Rest and The Magnolia Electric Co. (They did, "Peoria Lunch Box Blues" and "Farewell Transmission").

Matthew Suhar (Matthew J. Suhar) - Died 3-16-2013 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Fell out of a moving taxi cab - He was 46 years old - Manager, singer and bassist - Ran Tantrum Management - Was a member of The Blind Venetians - Worked with Steve Wyn - Managed Michael McDermott - Appeared in videos of Anthrax, Public Enemy, Liz Phair and Jesus Lizard.

Jantje Koopman - Died 3-17-2013 - He was 89 years old - Singer - (He did, "Rode Rozen").

Eivind Rolles - Died 3-17-2013 - Cancer ( Pop - Ska ) He was 54 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Broadway News - Was half of the duo The Monroes (They did, "Sunday People" and "Cheerio").

Sean Hannan - Died 3-18-2013 in San Rafael, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Folk Rock ) He was 45 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Mad Hannans (They did, "I Thought I Was You" and "Blind Man").

John Horrex - Died 3-18-2013 in Ashford ( Anglican Chant ) Singer - Was a member of The Master Singers (They did, "The Highway Code" and "Weather Forecast").

Buddy McRae (Floyd McRae) - Died 3-19-2013 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) He was about 80 years old - Singer - Member of The Keynotes and The Chords (They did, "Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)" and a version of "Cross Over The Bridge") - The Chords became The Chordcats after another group called The Chords was found to exist and then became The Sh-Booms.

David Parland (aka Blackmoon)- Died 3-19-2013 ( Metal ) Born 9-26-1970 - Guitarist, bassist and singer - Was a member of Necrophobic, Dark Funeral , War and Infernal.

Eddie Bond - Died 3-20-2013 - Complications of Alzheimer's disease ( Rockabilly ) Born 7-1-1933 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Led Eddie Bond And His Stompers (They did, "Slip, Slip, Slippin' In" and "Rockin' Daddy") - Rejected Elvis Presley who auditioned for his band - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Emilio Santiago - Died 3-20-2013 in Botafogo, Rio de Janiero, Brazil - Complications from an earlier stroke - He was 66 years old - Singer - (He did, "Saygon" and "Remember Me").

George Barrow - Died 3-20-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 9-25-1921 - Played saxophone, clarinet and flute - Was a member of The Amram-Barrow Quartet - Worked with Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Oliver Nelson, Eric Dolphy, Paul Chambers, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard and Bill Evans.

Pete Burt - Died 3-20-2013 - Illness ( Rock ) Born 8-20-1946 in Redhill, Surrey - Drummer - Was a member of Jeff Curtis & The Flames (They did, "Room At The Top" and "Funny (What A Fool Can Be)") and The Kool - Worked with Johnny Kidd and Bob Brittain - Brother of drummer, Mick Burt.

Cotton Voigt (Lawrence Voigt) - Died 3-21-2013 in Arizona, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 73 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Moods (They did, "Little Alice" and "Teenagers Past").

Bebo Valdes (Ramon Emilio Valdes Amaro) - Died 3-22-2013 in Sweden ( Jazz ) Born 10-9-1918 in Quivican, Cuba - Pianist - Was a member of Sabor de Cuba - Worked with Rita Montaner, Nat King Cole, Benny More and Pio Leyva - Father of pianist, Chucho Valdes.

Derek Watkins (aka Mr Lead) - Died 3-22-2013 in Esher, Surrey, England ( Jazz ) Born 3-2-1945 in Reading, Berkshire, England - Played trumpet - Worked with The Spring Gardens Brass Band, The Beatles, A-HA, Eric Clapton, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Georgie Fame, Elton John, Tears For Fears, The BBC Big Band, Bjork, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Billy Ocean, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman and The London Symphony Orchestra - Played on every James Bond film soundtrack.

Jeff Ulmer - Died 3-22-2013 - After a stroke ( Metal ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Sacred Blade (They did, "The Alien" and "Moon").

Sukhraj Aujla - Died 3-23-2013 in Amritsar - Car accident ( Punjabi Folk ) Singer - (He did, "Nimi nimi tarian di lo" and "Rangli Madhani") - Was half of The Aujla Brothers.

Larry Robinson (Edward Robinson) - Died 3-23-2013 in California, U.S. - After being assaulted in a robbery at a music store where he worked ( Blues - Country - Rock ) He was 64 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Old California Town" and "Steinbeck's Ghost") - Was a member of The Barons, Things To Come, Blue Heaven And The Rainbow Girl and The Dorados (They did, "Fishing The Lupe" and "Tellin' Lies And Tyin' Flies").

Deke Richards (Dennis Lussier) - Died 3-24-2013 in Bellingham, Washington, U.S. - Esophageal cancer - Born 4-8-1944 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Songwriter and producer - (Co-wrote The Jackson 5', "ABC" and The Supremes', "Love Child") - Produced The Jackson 5, Bobby Darin, Martha And The Vandellas, The Supremes, The Blackberries and Stacie Johnson.

Stevie Stiletto (aka Stevie Ray Stiletto) (Ray McKelvey) - Died 3-24-2013 - Cancer ( Punk ) Singer - (He did, "Sister Maniac" and "Greyhound Station") - Led Stevie Stiletto And The Switchblades (They did, "A.O.T. (Authority On Thrash)") -

Hendy Gibson - (Henderson Gibson) - Died 3-26-2013 - Lung cancer ( Rock ) He was 61 years old - Born in Glasgow -  Singer - Was  a member of Shabby Tiger (They did, "Slow Down") - Worked with Billy Ocean and The Nolan Sisters.

Gordon Stoker (Hugh Gordon Stoker) - Died 3-27-2013 in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S. - Illness ( Gospel - Country - Rock ) Born 8-3-1924 in Gleason, Tennessee, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Was a member of The Jordanaires - Worked with Elvis Presley ("Don't Be Cruel" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight"), Ferlin Husky, Jim Reeves, Connie Francis, Julie Andrews, Johnny Horton, Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Paul Williams (Paul Steven Williams) - Father of rock criticism - Died 3-27-2013 in Encinitas, San Diego County, CA, U.S. - Complications related to a bicycle accident in 1995 - Born 5-19-1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. - Music journalist - Created the rock music magazine, Crawdaddy! - He wrote the books, Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys Ė How Deep Is The Ocean? and Bob Dylan: Performing Artist - He had been married to singer, Sachiko Kanenobu, illustrator, Donna Nassar and singer, Cindy Lee Berryhill.

Jay Smith - Died 3-27-2013 in Edmonton ( Rock ) Born 1978 - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Colleen Power, Al Tuck, Willie Nile, Tim Chaisson, Christina Martin, Rock Ranger and Matt Mays And El Torpedo.

Steve Gadd - Died 3-27-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 63 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Charlie Cuckoo who became Charlie (They did, "Turning To You" and "She Loves To Be In Love") - Worked with W.A.S.P., Status Quo and The Scorpions - Was a drum tech and tour manager for Iron Maiden.

Hugh McCracken (aka Mack Pierce) - Died 3-28-2013 - Leukemia ( Rock - Jazz ) Played guitar and harmonica and was an arranger and producer - Was a member Mike Mainieri's White Elephant Orchestra, The Funatics and Mario & The Funatics -  Worked with Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Steely Dan, Roberta Flack, Idris Muhammad, B. B. King, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, The Left Banke, Linda McCartney, Kenny Loggins, Graham Parker, Eric Carmen, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro, Van Morrison, Loudon Wainwright III, Dr. John, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Gary Wright, The Monkees, Carl Perkins, Gordon Lightfoot, Graham Parker and The Four Seasons.

Charles Evans - Died 3-28-2013 in Detroit, MI, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) Singer - Was a member of The Del-Torros and The Five Dollars (aka The Don Juans) (They did, "That's The Way It Goes" and "Doctor Baby").

Enzo Jannacci (Vincenzo Jannacci) - Died 3-29-2013 - Cancer ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 6-3-1945 - Singer, keyboardist, songwriter, actor and comedian - (He did, "Vengo anch'io (no tu no)" and "Il cane con i capelli") - Was a member of Rocky Mountains and The Rock Boys - Worked with Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Franco Cerri and Bud Powell.

Clive Graeme Miles - Died 3-29-2013 - Myeloma ( Folk ) He was 77 years old - Born in Greenwich, London, England - Songwriter, musician and singer - (He did, "Sea Coal" and "Ring Of Iron") - Was a member of The Ironopolis Singers - Worked with Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger - Helped establish The Stockton Folk Club.

Franco Califano - Died 3-30-2013 ( Pop ) Born 9-14-1938 in an airplane above Tripoli, Libya - Lyricist and singer - (He wrote, "La musica e finita" and "E la chiamano estate" and sang, "Tutto il resto e noia").

Phil Ramone (Philip Ramone) - Died 3-30-2013 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Brain aneurysm - Born 1-5-1934 in South Africa - Violinist, producer and recording engineer - Produced Paul McCartney, Clay Aiken, Burt Bacharach, The Band, Bono, Laura Branigan, Ray Charles, Karen Carpenter, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Sheena Easton, Sinead O'Connor, Melissa Errico, Rod Stewart, Peter Paul And Mary, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, B. B. King, The Guess Who, Julian Lennon, Madonna, Barry Manilow, Richard Marx, George Michael, Carly Simon, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Luciano Pavarotti, Liza Minnelli, Andre Previn, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor and Stevie Wonder - Co-founded A&R Recording Inc. and META (The Music & Engineering Technology Alliance) - He was married to singer and actress, Karen Ichiuji-Ramone.

Johnnie Billington (aka Mr. Johnnie) - Died 4-1-2013 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. - Complications from a heart attack ( Blues ) Born 4-11-1935 in Crowder, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Led J.B. And The Midnighters - Worked with Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Earl Hooker - Founded The Delta Blues Education Program.

Buryl Red - Died 4-1-2013 in New York, NY, U.S. - Cancer ( Hymns - Gospel ) He was 76 years old - Born in Little Rock, Ark., U.S. - Composer - (He co-wrote, "Celebrate Life") - Was a musical director and conductor for The CenturyMen.

Roy Cox Jr. - Died 4-2-2013 ( Psychedelic - Rock ) He was 64 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The New Seeds, Bubble Puppy (They did, "Hot Smoke And Sassafras" and "What Do You See?"), Demian (They did, "Face The Crowd" and "Love People"), The Blues Knights and The NYC Outlaws - Austin Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Robert Linden - Died 4-3-2013 - Leukemia ( Jazz - Blues ) He was 57 years old - Singer and pianist - Was a member of Zen Boogie (They did, "Too Hip For The Room" and "Seems It Never Lasts") - Worked for Paramount Television as a music manager and administrator and for CBS Television Studios as a member of the studio's music department.

Harry J (Harry Zephaniah Johnson) - Died 4-3-2013 in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica - Diabetes ( Reggae ) Born 7-6-1945 in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica - Bassist - Led The Harry J Allstars (They did, "The Liquidator") - Worked with The Virtues - Produced Lorna Bennett, The Heptones, Burning Spear, Ken Boothe, The Melodians, Augustus Pablo, The Cables, Dennis Brown and Sheila Hylton.

Chris Bailey - Died 4-4-2013 - Throat cancer ( Rock ) He was 62 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Red Angel Panic, Headband, The Mount Lofty Rangers (with Bon Scott) (They did, "Round & Round"), Gang Gajang (They did, "Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)" and "Giver Of Life") and  The Angels (aka Angel City and The Angels From Angel City) (They did, "You're A Lady Now" and "High On You").

Slawek Archangielskij (aka Mortifer) - Died 4-5-2013 ( Metal ) Bassist and guitarist - Worked with Hate, Naumachia and Saltus.

Marco  Antonio Ribas  (aka Marku  Ribas) - Died 4-6-2013 - Lung  cancer ( Soul - Funk - Rock ) Born 5-19-1947 in Pirapora, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Singer and percussionist - Worked with The Rolling  Stones.

Neil Smith - Died 4-7-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 1953 - Bassist - Worked with AC/DC and Rose Tattoo.

Andy Johns - Died 4-7-2013 - Born 1-1-1952 - Producer and sound engineer - Worked with Led Zeppelin ("IV"), Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones ("Exile On Main Street"), Van Halen, Jethro Tull ("Stand Up"), Blodwyn Pig, Rod Stewart, Joe Satriani, Joni Mitchell, Humble Pie, The Deviants, Cinderella, Television ("Marquee Moon"), Ten Years After, Mott The Hoople, Sky, L.A. Guns, Eric Clapton, Killer Dwarfs, Spooky Tooth, The Steve Miller Band, Godsmack and Free ("Highway") - Father of drummer, Evan Johns and singer and guitarist, Will Johns and uncle of producer, Ethan Johns.

Stanislav Hranicky - Died 4-7-2013 - Cancer ( Pop - Rock - Metal ) Born 6-6-1951 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia  - Singer - Was a member of Majestic (They did, "Bliz k tobe" and "Cezarova smrt") and Citron (They did, "Ocelove srdce" and "Plni energie").

Annette Funicello (Annette Joanne Funicello) - Died 4-8-2013 in Bakersfield, CA, U.S. - Complications from multiple sclerosis ( Pop ) Born 10-22-1942 in Utica, New York, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, "Pineapple Princess" and "Tall Paul") - She was a Mouseketeer on the original Mickey Mouse Club - Acted in many Beach Party movies with Frankie Avalon and in Disney movies including The Shaggy Dog and Babes In Toyland.

Sara Montiel (aka Sarita Montiel or Saritísima) (María Antonia Abad ) (Maria Antonia Alejandra Vicenta Elpidia Isidora Abad Fernandez) - Died 4-8-2013 in Madrid, Spain - Born 3-10-1928 in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain - Singer and actress - (She did, "Maniqui" and "Worked with Fangoria - Acted in the films, Locura de amor and Serenade - At one time married to actor and film director, Anthony Mann.

Emilio Pericoli - Died 4-9-2013 in Gambettola, Romagna, Italy - Born 1-7-1928 in Cesenatico, Romagna, Italy - Singer - (He did, "Quando Quando Quando" and "Al Di La").

Paul Wilson - Died 4-10-2013 - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 29 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Bombay Duck and Southern Gypsey Queen (They did, "Captain" and "Angel's Wings").

Jimmy Dawkins (aka Fast Fingers) (James Henry Dawkins) - Died 4-10-2013 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. -  Undisclosed causes ( Blues ) Born 10-24-1936 in Tchula, Miss., U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Andrew "Big Voice" Odom, and Otis Rush.

Vincent Montana Jr. - Died 4-13-2013 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 2-12-1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Composer, arranger, percussionist and vibraphone player - Was a member of MFSB and The Salsoul Orchestra - Worked with The Pet Shop Boys, Frankie Avalon, Cliff Nobles, The Delfonics, Brenda And The Tabulaions, Eddie Holman, The Intruders, The Stylistics, Johnny Mathis, Vic Damone, Tito Puente, The O'Jays, Charo, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendegrass, Lou Rawls, Eddie Kendricks, The Spinners, The Jacksons 5, The Soul Survivors and Cliff Nobles.

Dean Drummond - Died 4-13-2013 in Princeton, NJ, U.S. - Complications of multiple myeloma - Born 1-22-1949 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Musician, composer, arranger and conductor - Was a member of Newband - Worked with Harry Partch - Was a director of The New York Consortium For New Music - Invented the zoomoozophone.

Chi Cheng - Died 4-13-2013 in Sacramento, California, U.S. - Heart failure ( Metal ) Born 7-15-1970 in Davis, California, U.S. - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Deftones (They did, "Nosebleed" and "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)").

George Jackson (aka Bart Jackson) (George Henry Jackson) - Died 4-14-2013 in Ridgeland, Mississippi, U.S. - Cancer ( R&B ) Born 3-12-1945 in Indianola,  Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, "One Bad Apple" for The Osmonds and "Old Time Rock & Roll" for Bob Seger) - His songs have been recorded by Otis Clay, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett , Z.Z. Hill, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Denise LaSalle and many others.

Dave McArtney - Died 4-15-2013 in Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand ( Rock - Pop ) Singer and guitarist - Led Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos (They did, "Virginia" and "I'm In Heaven") - Was a member of Hello Sailor (They did, "When Your Lights Are Out" and "Gutter Black").

Scott Miller (Scott Warren Miller) - Died 4-15-2013 ( Rock ) Born 1960 - Sand and played guitar and synthesizer - Was a member of Game Theory (They did, "Sleeping Through Heaven" and "Shark Pretty"), Alternate Learning, Lobster Quadrille and The Loud Family (They did, "Nice When I Want Something" and "Backward Century").

Pier Beland - Died 4-16-2013 - Cervical cancer - Born 4-12-1948 in Montreal, Canada - Singer - (She did, "Tu Es Tout Ce Que J'aime" and "Je Suis La Femme") - Sister of comedian, Real Beland Jr. and daughter of comedian, Real Beland.

George Beverley Shea - Died 4-16-2013 in Montreat, North Carolina, U.S. - Complications following a stroke ( Gospel ) Born 2-1-1909 in Winchester, Ontario, Canada - Singer - (He did, "Jesus Whispers Peace" and "Lead Me Gently Home, Father") - Worked at Billy Graham's Crusades and on radio's, The Old Fashioned Gospel Hour.

Rita MacNeil - Died 4-16-2013 in Sydney, Nova Scotia - Complications from surgery after a recurring infection ( Folk - Country ) Born 5-28-1944 in Big Pond, Nova Scotia - Singer - (She did, "Flying On Your Own" and "Working Man").

Jim McCandless (James Edward Taylor) - Died 4-16-2013 ( Folk )- Born 8-11-1944 in Hanford, Washington, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Gan Ainm - Worked with Martin Hayes, Julianne Macarus, Gwen Sale, Martin Hayes, Larry Nugent, Gan Ainm and Switchback.

Gary Biddles - Died 4-?-2013 - Singer - Was a member of Fools Dance ("Iím So Many (Talk Talk)" and "Turn Me Back To Animal") and Presence ("Act Of Faith" and "In Wonder") - He had been a roadie for The Cure.

Boogie Mosson (aka Cordell Mosson) (Cardell Mosson) - Died 4-18-2013 ( Funk - R&B - Soul ) Born 10-16-1952 - Bassist - Was a member of United Soul (aka U.S. Music With Funkadelic) (They did, "I Miss My Baby" and "Baby I Owe You Something Good") and Parliament-Funkadelic - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Storm Thorgerson - Died 4-18-2013 - Cancer - Born 2-28-1944 in Potters Bar, Middlesex - Graphic designer - Ran the graphic art firm called Hipgnosis - Worked for Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Europe, The Scorpions, Atom Heart, The Animals, Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Biffy Clyro, Dream Theater, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta and Muse - Was the best man at David Gilmour's and Polly Samson's wedding.

Artie White (Artie White Jr.) - Died 4-20-2013 in Harvey, Illinois, U.S. - Parkinson's Disease ( Southern Soul - Gospel ) Born 4-16-1937 in Vicksburg, Miss., U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Leaning Tree" and "Don't Pet My Dog") - Worked with The Harps Of David and The Full Gospel Wonders.

Paul Caruso - Died 4-20-2013 - Stroke - He was 65 years old - Played guitar and harmonica - Worked with Jimi Hendrix ("My Friend").

Chrissy Amphlett (Christine Joy Amphlett) - Died 4-21-2013 in New York, NY, U.S. - Breast cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-25-1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia - Singer - Was a member of The Divinyls (They did, "I Touch Myself" and "Pleasure And Pain") - ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dani Crivelli - Died 4-21-2013 in Trimbach, Solothurn, Switzerland - Fell off a bridge ( Metal ) He was 53 years old - Born in Solothurn, Switzerland - Drummer - Worked with Killer, Ain't Dead Yet and Krokus (They did, "Rock'n'Roll Tonight" and "Wild Love").

Richie Havens (Richard Pierce Havens) - Died 4-22-2013 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. - Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 1-21-1941 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Freedom" and a version of, "Here Comes The Sun") - Worked with The McCrea Gospel Singers and Groove Armada - Performed at President Bill Clinton's inauguration and at The Woodstock Music Festival - Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Pajarito Zaguri (Alberto Ramon Garcia) - Died 4-22-2013 ( Rock ) Born 2-18-1941 - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Los Beatniks (They did, "Rebelde"), Los Naufragos (They did, "Subtly Susana " and "Yo en mi casa y ella en el bar"), and La Barra de Chocolate. (They did, "El Malecon")

Bob Brozman - Died 4-23-2013 in Ben Lomond, California, U.S. ( Blues - Folk - Gypsy Jazz - Calypso - Ragtime ) Born 3-8-1954 in New York, U.S. - Sang and played ukulele, guitar and slide guitar - (He did, "Death Come Creepin" and "Strange Ukulele Blues") - Led The Bob Brozman Orchestra - Worked with R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders (They did, "Singing In The Bathtub" and "Shopping Mall"), Debashish Bhattacharya, Takashi Hirayasu, Djeli Moussa Diawara, Woody Mann, Ledward Kaapana and Rene Lacaille.

Yoshio Tabata (aka Bata-Yan) - Died 4-25-2013 in Tokyo, Japan - Born 1-1-1919 in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, Japan - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Shima no Funauta" and "Shima Sodachi").

Chuy Quintanilla (Jesus Quintanilla) - Died 4-25-2013 in Mission, TX, U.S. - Shot ( Corrido ) Singer - (He did, "The Ballad Of Tony Tormenta" and "Vamonos").

George Jones (George Glenn Jones) (aka Thumper Jones, Hank Smith, The Possum and No Show Jones) - Died 4-26-2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. ( Country ) Born 9-12-1931 in Vidor, Texas, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "White Lightning" and "She Thinks I Still Care") - Worked with Johnny Paycheck, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Patty Loveless, Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Costello, Trisha Yearwood, Mark Knopfler, Keith Richards and Barbara Mandrell - At one time married to singer, Tammy Wynette - Father of singer, Georgette Jones - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lillian Leach (Lillian Leach Boyd) - Died 4-26-2013 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Cancer ( R&B ) Born 12-20-1936 in Harlem, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Mellows (They did, "Smoke From Your Cigarette" and "Loveable Lilly") - UGHA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Braxton Schuffert (aka Braxton Shooford) - Died 4-26-2013 - Illness ( Country ) He was 97 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "A Teardrop On A Rose" and "If Tears Could Bring You Back") -  (He co-wrote, "Rockiní Chair Daddy" with Hank Williams) - Was a member of Hank Williams' backing band, The Drifting Cowboys.

Paulo Vanzolini - (Paulo Emilio Vanzolini) - Died 4-28-2013 ( Samba ) Born 4-25-1924 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Singer and composer - (He wrote, "Ronda" and "Boca da Noite") - His songs have been recorded by Chico Buarque, Adauto Santos, Luiz Carlos Parana and Mauricy Moura.

Stu Page - Died 4-28-2013 - Lung cancer ( Country ) Born 5-12-1954 in Leeds West Yorkshire UK - Singer and guitarist - Led The Stu Page Band (They did, "Too Country For The City" and "I Got Drove To It") - Worked with The Gritt Band, Whistler, Midnight Flyer and Wild Hogs.

Deanna Durbin (Edna Mae Durbin) - Reported dead 4-30-2013 in Neauphle-le-Chateau, France - Born 12-4-1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Singer and actress - (She did the standards, "Love's Old Sweet Song" and "God Bless America") - She acted in the films, Every Sunday with Judy Garland, Three Smart Girls and Can't Help Singing - She had been married to director, Vaughn Paul, producer, Felix Jackson and director, Charles David.

Chris Kelly (aka Mac Daddy) - Died 5-1-2013 in  Atlanta, GA, U.S. ( Rap ) Born 8-11-1978 - Half of the duo Kris Kross (They did, "Jump" and "Warm It Up").

Jeff Hanneman (Jeffrey John Hanneman) - Died 5-2-2013 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cirrhosis after a flesh eating disease caused by a spider bite ( Metal ) Born 1-31-1964 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Pap Smear and Slayer (They did, "Raining Blood" and "War Ensemble").

Sid Selvidge (Sidney Davis Selvidge Jr.) - Died 5-2-2013 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. - Cancer ( Folk, Blues ) - Born 7-21-1943 in Greenville, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (He did, "Going Through Another Change" and "Wreck On The Highway") - Was a member of Mud Boy And The Neutrons (They did, "Dear Dad" and "Split Pea Shell") and Jim Dickinson And The New Beale Street Sheiks - Worked with Furry Lewis and Alex Chilton.

Cedric Brooks (aka Im) - Died 5-3-2013 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( Reggae ) Born 1943 in Kingston, Jamaica - Played saxophone, flute and percussions - Led The Divine Light  which became Light Of Saba - Worked with Im & David, The Vagabonds, The Granville Williams Band, Burning Spear, The Skatalites, Carlos Malcolm, Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra, Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari.

Milan Peroutka (aka Ferda) - Died 5-4-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic - Fell off the stairs while carrying drum and cymbals - ( Rock ) Born 1-19-1964 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Drummer - Member of Kvintet FM, SLS Leska Semelky, OK Band, Olympic (They did, "Kanagom" and "Kdyz ti sviti zelena") and ASPM (They did, "Az srdce useda" and "Zrzava palice").

Cesar Portillo de la Luz - Died 5-4-2013 in Havana, Cuba - Born 10-31-1922 in Havana, Cuba - Guitarist, lyricist and composer - (He wrote Andy Russell's, "Contigo en la distancia") - His songs have been recored by Jose Jose. Nat King Cole, Lucho Gatica and Christina Aguilera.

Greg Quill - Died 5-5-2013 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Complications of pneumonia - Born 1947 in Australia - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Fleetwood Plain") - Was a member of Country Radio (They did, "Listen To The Children" and "Gyspy Queen") and Southern Cross - He was a entertainment critic for The Toronto Star.

Ray Whitley (Robert Ray Whitley) - Died 5-5-2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Illness - Born 11-22-1943 in Columbus, Georgia, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Deeper In Love") - His songs have been recorded by The Tams ("Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" and "What Kind Of Fool"), Joe South, Billy Joe Royal ("Everything Turned Blue") and Tommy Roe - Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Martin Angume - Died 5-6-2013 in Kampala, Uganda - Multiple organ failure - Singer - (He did, "Switch" and "Gear") - Was a member of The Compressive Band - Worked with Betty Mpologoma

Eric Kitteringham (aka Eric Kittringham) - Died 5-7-2013 in Cork, Ireland - Cancer ( Rock - Blues ) He was 66 years old - Born in Cork, Ireland - Bassist - Was a member of The Axels (aka The Axills) and Taste (They did, "Blister On The Moon" and " Born On The Wrong Side Of Time").

Romanthony (Anthony Moore) - Died 5-7-2013 in Austin ( Hip - Hop - R&B ) Born 1967 - Producer, singer and DJ - Worked with Daft Punk ("One More Time" and "Too Long") and Kris Menace ("2Nite4U").

Bill Langstroth - Died 5-8-2013 - Born 11-5-1930 - Producer - Hosted TV's, Singalong Jubilee - Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Juan Tarodo - Died 5-8-2013 in Madrid, Spain - Leukemia ( Pop ) Born 6-12-1960 - Drummer and producer - Was a member of Ole-Ole (They did, "No controles" and "Conspiracion") - As a producer he worked with Jose Luciano, Pedro Marin, Anibal Berraute, Juan Gabriel and Jose Luis Rodriguez.

Ken Whaley - Died 5-8-2013 ( Rock ) Born 1945 or 1946 - Bassist - Was a member of Help Yourself (They did, "Watching At The Station" and "Who Killed Paradise"), Ducks Deluxe, The Archers and Green Ray - Worked with Man ("Rock And Roll You Out" and "You Don't Like Us"), Deke Leonard's Iceberg, Barry Melton, Black Cat Bones, Growth, Tyla Gang and Donovan's Brain.

Ray Deville - Died 5-9-2013 - After a stroke ( Rock - Pop ) He was 68 years old - Played organ and harmonica - Worked with Millie Small's backing band The Five Embers, Brian Bentley And The Kingsmen, The Missing Links, The All Night Workers and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Grayson Minney - Died 5-11-2013 in Hebron, Connecticut , U.S. - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 28 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Columbia Fields (They did, "Wake Me Up" and "When It's Over").

Ollie Mitchell (Oliver Edward Mitchell) - Died 5-11-2013 - Born 4-8-1927 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Played trumpet - Led Ollie Mitchell's Sunday Band and The Olliephonic Horns - Worked with Harry James, Buddy Rich, The NBC Symphony Orchestra, Perez Prado, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass and The Wrecking Crew - Son of trumpeter, Harold Mitchell.

Steve Hyams (Stephen Hyams) - Died 5-11-2013 in Kingston upon Thames, England ( Rock ) Born 11-4-1950 in Camden, London, England - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "I Fall Over, I Fall Down" and "Do It Again") - Worked with Mott The Hoople, The British Lions, Fleetwood Mac, Spooky Tooth and Ian Dury And The Blockheads.

Moses Uzzell (Moses Lindberg Uzzell) (aka King Moe) - Died 5-11-2013 in Newark, NJ, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 9-13-1939 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, U.S. - Was a member of The Gleems, The Kool Toppers and The Corsairs (They did, "Smoky Places" and "Time Waits").

Nico van Rensburg in Pretoria - Died 5-12-2013 - Acute heart failure - He was 76 years old  - Played concertina.

Big Ben Atkins - (Carl Benton Atkins) - Died 5-13-2013 in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 9-23-1943 in Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Come On Over" and "It Would Take A Miracle") - Led Big Ben Atkins & The Nomads.

Ouma Basement (Charles Ouma) - Died 5-14-2013 Ringiti Islands - He was 26 year old - Musician - (He did, "Bibi na Bwana") - Was a member of Extra Nyamolo.

Albert Nejmeh (Albert A. Nejmeh) - Died 5-14-2013 in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. - Died in the line of duty serving as a Tacoma firefighter - Born 8-15-1943 - Singer and songwriter.

Roosevelt Twitty - Died 5-16-2013 in Paris, TX, U.S. - After a fall ( Blues ) He was 74 years old - Guitarist - Worked with The 4 Real Blues Band.

Monroe Hopper (Monroe Archer Hopper) - Died 5-17-2013 in Madison, NC, U.S. ( Gospel ) Born 12-26-1926 in Rockingham County - Singer - Was a member of The Hoppers and The Hopper Brothers & Connie - Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Alan O'Day (Alan Earle O'Day) - Died 5-17-2013 in Westwood, Los Angeles, U.S. - Brain cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 10-3-1940 in Hollywood, California, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Undercover Angel" and "Started Out Dancing, Ended Up Making Love") - Was a member of The Shoves, The Renes, The Archers and Alan & Bob & Denny - Worked with The Imperials - His songs have been recorded by Helen Reddy ("Angie Baby"), Cher ("Train Of Thought"), Bobby Sherman ("The Drum") and The Righteous Brothers ("Rock And Roll Heaven").

Sue McLean - Died 5-17-2013 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. - Cancer - Born 1953 - Concert promoter - Booked for The Minnesota Zoo, The Guthrie Theater and The Basilica Block Party.

Jimmie Steward (James M. Steward Jr.) - Died 5-18-2013 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 5-27-1926 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. -  Singer - Was a member of The Ravens (Sang on their, "Green Eyes"and "I've Got You Under My Skin" and lead on "Bells Of San Raquel").

Phil Buerstatte (aka Philo) - Died 5-19-2013 in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. ( Metal ) He was 46 years old - Drummer and guitarist - Worked with White Zombie ("Feed The Gods" and "I Am Hell") and Last Crack (They did, "Energy Mind").

Ray Manzarek (Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr.) - Died 5-20-2013 in Rosenheim, Germany - Complications related to bile duct cancer ( Rock - Jazz - Blues ) Born 2-12-1939 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. -  Keyboardist, guitarist, percussionist and singer - Was a member of Rick & The Ravens and  The Doors (They did, "Light My Fire" and "The End"), Nite City (They did, "Summer Eyes"and "In The Pyramid") and Manzarek-Krieger - Worked with Philip Glass, Michael McClure, Michael C. Ford, Weird Al Yankovic and Iggy Pop - Produced Echo & The Bunnymen and X - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Zach Sobiech (Zachary David Sobiech)- Died 5-20-2013 in Lakeland, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S. - Complications of osteosarcoma ( Folk - Rock ) Born 5-3-1995 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of A Firm Handshake (They did, "Clouds).

Ronnie Splinter - Died 5-20-2013 - Cancer ( Rock - Psychedelic ) Born 8-27-1948 in Amsterdam - Guitarist - Was a member of The Outsiders (They did, "You Mistreat Me" and "Lying All The Time").

Trevor Bolder - Died 5-21-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 6-9-1950 in Kingston upon Hull, England - Bassist, trumpeter and singer - Worked with The Rats, Uriah Heep ("Fear Of Falling" and "Lost"), David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars ("Life On Mars?" and "Changes"), The Cybernauts and Wishbone Ash ("Engine Overheat" and "Me And My Guitar").

Rudy Mockabee (Jesse R. Muckabee Jr.) - Died 5-21-2013 in Huntsville, AL, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 1-15-1944 in Cowpens, SC, U.S. - (He did, "Sweet Thing" and a version of  "Cheer Up (Daddy's Coming Home)") - Led The Rudy Mockabee Band - Was a member of The Yakity Yaks (They did, "Soul Night") - Worked with The Drifters ("You Got To Pay Your Dues" and "Black Silk") and The Flashbacks.

Bob Thompson (Robert Lamar Thompson) - Died 5-21-2013 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. ( Space Age Pop ) Born 8-24-1924 in San Jose, California, U.S. - Pianist, composer, arranger and orchestra leader - (He did, "On The Rocks" and "Dancing On The Ceiling") - Worked with Mae West, Rosemary Clooney, Julie London, Duane Eddy, Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, Van Dyke Parks, Phil Ochs, Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters - Wrote music for films, television and commercials.

Martin Harok - Died 5-22-2013 in Brno, Czech Republic - Murdered by stabbing ( Acoustic Pop - Rock - Folk ) Born 10-18-1962 in Brno, Czechoslovakia - Ukulele player - Was a member of The Ukulele Orchestra jako Brno (They did ukulele versions of,  "Back In Black" and "Satisfaction") - Father of ukulele player, Filip Harok.

Filip Harok - Died 5-22-2013 in Brno, Czech Republic - Murdered by stabbing ( Acoustic Pop - Rock - Folk ) Born 8-21-1989 in Brno, Czechoslovakia - Singer, ukulele player and kazoo player - Was a member of The Ukulele Orchestra jako Brno (They did ukulele versions of, "Light My Fire" and "Born To Be Wild") - Son of ukulele player, Martin Harok.

Georges Moustaki (Giuseppe Mustacchi) - Died 5-23-2013 in Nice, France - Illness - Born 5-3-1934 in Alexandria, Egypt - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Les amis" and "Gaspard") - His songs have been recorded by Brigitte Fontaine, Edith Piaf ("Milord"), Cindy Daniel, Yves Montand, Juliette Greco, Pia Colomba, Dalida, Francoise Hardy, Herbert Pagani and France Gall.

Ed Shaughnessy (Edwin Thomas Shaughnessy) - Died 5-24-2013 in Calabasas, California, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 1-9-1929 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Count Basie, George Shearing, Jack Teagarden, Gene Ammons, Roy Eldridge, Billie Holiday, Mundell Lowe, Teo Macero, Shirley Scott, Jack Sheldon, Horace Silver, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Ventura and Doc Severinsen And The Tonight Show Band - He was married to singer and actress, Ilene Woods.

Rona Newton-John - Died 5-24-2013 in the US - Brain cancer - Born 1943 in Cambridge, England - Model and actress - (She did, "Just Us Two") - Sister of singer, Olivia Newton-John - Mother of singer, Tottie Goldsmith and professional racing driver, Emerson Newton-John - She had been married to nightclub king,  Brian Goldmsith and actor, Jeff Conaway.

Lorene Mann - Died 5-24-2013 ( Country ) Born 1-4-1937 in Huntland, TN, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - She did, ("Hide My Sin" and "You Love Me Too Little") - Worked with Archie Campbell ("Dark End Of The Street" and "Tell It like It Is") and Justin Tubb ("Hurry Mr. Peters" and "We've Gone Too Far Again") - Her songs have been recorded by Kitty Wells ("Left To Right"), Norma Jean, Koko Taylor, Rex Allen ("Don't Go Near The Indians"), The Wilburn Brothers, Skeeter Davis ("Something Precious"), Vernon Oxford, Rex Allen, Marvin Rainwater, Walter Brennan, The Indians Showband, Ben Colder and Jerry Wallace ("My Wife's House") .

Marshall Lytle - Died 5-25-2013 in Port Richie, FL, U.S. ( Rock - Country - Rockabilly ) Born 9-1-1933 in Old Fort, North Carolina, U.S. - Played double bass and guitar - Was a member of The Saddlemen who became Bill Haley & His Comets (They did, "Crazy Man, Crazy" and "Rock Around The Clock") and The Jodimars (They did, "Well Now Dig This" and "Let's All Rock Together") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Clarence Burke Jr. (Clarence Newton Burke Jr.) - Died 5-26-2013 in Marietta, Georgia, U.S. ( R&B - Pop ) Born 5-25-1951 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Five Stairsteps (They did, "O-o-h Child" and "From Us To You")  and The Invisible Man's Band (They did, "All Night Thing" and "Really Wanna See You").

Little Tony (Antonio Ciacci) - Died 5-27-2013 - Lung cancer ( Rock - Pop ) Born 2-7-1941 in Tivoli, Italy - Singer - (He did, "Il ragazzo col ciuffo" and "Cuore matto") - Led  Little Tony & His Brothers (They did, "I Can't Help It" and "Too Good").

Hideki Yoshimura - Died 5-27-2013 - Heart failure ( Punk ) He was 46 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Bloodthirsty Butchers - Worked with Copass Grinderz and Discharming Man.

Fotis Polymeris (Fotios Palimeris) - Died 5-28-2013 ( Light Music ) Born in 1920 in Patras - Singer and guitarist - (He wrote, "Enas xaroumenos alitis" and "Asta ta mallakia sou").

Justin Boneman (Justin Bowman) - Died 5-28-2013 in Basildon, Essex, UK - Hit by a car ( Acoustic Rock ) - Guitarist and singer - He was half of the duo, Boneman & Barnes.

Svatopluk Kosvanec - Died 5-29-2013 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1-2-1936 in Usti nad Labem, Czechoslovakia - Played trombone - Worked with Jazz Combo Usti, Jazz Cellula (They did, "Beton" and "Sneh"), Jazzovy orchestr Ceskeho rozhlasu (Czech Radio Jazz Orchestra) (They did, "Kapka rosy" and "Ziva voda"), Laca Deczi and National Theatre Orchestra.

Mulgrew Miller - Died 5-29-2013 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Stroke ( Jazz ) Born 8-13-1955 in Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Betty Carter, Derrick Hodge, Karriem Riggins, Woody Shaw and Art Blakey.

Marvin Junior - Died 5-29-2013 in Harvey, Illinois, U.S. - Kidney failure ( R&B ) Born 1-31-1936 in Harrell, Calhoun County, Arkansas, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The El-Rays (They did, "Darling I Know") and The Dells (They did, "Oh What A Night") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee and Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jerry McGill (aka Curtis Buck) - Died 5-30-2013 in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. - He was 73 years old - Born in Binghamton, Alabama, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Topcoats (They did,  "Lovestruck" and "I Wanna Make Sweet Love") - Worked with Waylon Jennings.

Andreas Thein - Died 5-30-2013 - Cancer  ( Synth-Pop ) He was 59 years old - Was a member of Propaganda (They did, "Dr. Mabuse" and "Duel"), Rififi (They did, "Dr. Acid And Mr. House") and Kino (They did, "Room In The Heart").

Gail Heil (Gail Andrea Heil) - Died 5-30-2013 in Spring Grove - Colon cancer ( Folk ) Born 8-20-1945 in St. Louis, MO. U.S. - Singer, fiddler,autoharp player and guitarist - Worked with The Mound City String Band and her husband, Bob Bovee.

Richard Raines - Died 6-1-2013 in Mineola, Texas, U.S. ( Country ) He was 48 years old - Guitarist -  Was a member of Midnight Express who became Perfect Strangers (They did, "You Have The Right To Remain Silent"and "Ridin' The Rodeo") - Worked with Shinebox and Baby Alligators.

Rick Neeley (Richard Ray Neeley) - Died 6-2-2013 in Barrington, Ill., U.S. - Illness ( Folk ) Born 1-15-1949 in Moline, Ill., U.S. - Played guitar and banjo - Was a member of Rick Neeley And Friends and The McNamara And Neeley Duo.

Mr. Yunupingu - Died 6-2-2013 in Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia ( Aboriginal Rock ) Born 9-17-1956 in Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Yothu Yindi (They did, "Treaty" and "Djapana (Sunset Dreaming)") - ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Piano C. Red (James Wheeler) (Cecil Fain) - Died 6-3-2013 ( Blues ) Born 9-14-1933 in Montevallo, Alabama, U.S. - Pianist - (He did "Cab Driving Man" and "Miss Annie Lou") - Worked with Muddy Waters, B.B King, Fats Domino and Buddy Guy.

Joey Covington (Joseph Edward Covington) (aka Joey Michno) - Died 6-4-2013 in Palm Springs - Single car accident ( Rock ) Born 6-27-1945 in East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Drummer and singer - Worked with The Vibra-Sonics ("Drag Race"), Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane ("Pretty As You Feel" and "Turn My Life Down"), Jefferson Starship and The San Francisco Allstars.

Marshall Sewell - Died 6-4-2013 - Cancer ( Doo-Wop ) Born 8-29-1937 - Singer - Member of The Edsels (They did, "Rama Lama Ding Dong" and "Bone Shaker Joe").

Ben Tucker (Benjamin Tucker) - Died 6-4-2013 in Hutchinson Island, Georgia, U.S. - Hit by a car while driving a golf cart across a road ( Jazz ) Born 12-13-1930 in Tennessee, U.S. - Played upright bass - (Co-wrote, "Comin' Home Baby") - Worked with Quincy Jones, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Howard Paul, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Rich and Peggy Lee.

Jim Sundquist (James D. Sunquist) - Died 6-4-2013 in Fairfax, Minnesota, U.S. - Cancer ( Rockabilly ) Born 11-26-1937 in Niagara, Wisconsin, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Fendermen (They did, "Mule Skinner Blues" and "Don't You Just Know It").

Cornelius "Neeny" "Nini" Harp (Cornelius Richard Harp Jr.) - Died 6-4-2013 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Natural causes ( Doo-Wop ) Born 9-14-1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Marcels (They did, "Blue Moon" and "Heartaches") - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Robert Yates - Died 6-?-2013 in West Hampstead - Throat cancer ( Punk ) He was 52 years old - Born in Uxbridge - Singer - Was a member of The VIPs, The Final Solution and The Normal Family -

Don Bowman - Died 6-5-2013 ( Country ) Born 8-26-1937 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - Singer, radio host and comedian - (He did, "Chit Atkins, Make Me A Star" and wrote Jim Stafford's, "Wildwood Weed").

Bert Wilson - Died 6-6-2013 in Olympia, Washington, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 1939 in Evansville, Ind., U.S. - Saxophonist - Was a member of Rebirth - Worked with Chuck Stentz, Sonny Simmons, James Zitro, Smiley Winters, Barbara Donald and John Coltrane - He developed a technique for playing saxophone called multiphonics.

Arturo Vega - Died 6-8-2013 - Born 1948 in Chihuahua, Mexico - Graphic designer and artistic director for The Ramones - He designed their logo and many of their album covers.

Harry Fulcher (Harry S. Fulcher) - Died 6-8-2013 - Motor Neurone Disease ( Jazz ) Saxophonist - Member of The Limbic System (They did, "My Cats A Private Detective") - Worked with The Fabbies.

J.W. Hodkinson (John William Hodkinson) (aka J.W. Hodgkinson, Tony Allen and Johnny Goode) - Died 6-8-2013 ( Rock ) Born 12-29-1942 in Leigh, Lancaster - Singer - Was a member of If and Rogue (They did, "Dedication" and "Cool Clear Air") - Worked with Larry Parnes' The Big New Rock 'n' Trad Spectacular, The Shubdubs and Darryl Way's Wolf.

Murray McNabb - Died 6-9-2013 ( Jazz ) He was 66 years old - Pianist - Worked with Space Case, Dr. Tree, Band R. and Modern Times - He scored music for TV and movies.

Johnny Smith (John Henry Smith Jr.) - Died 6-11-2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S. - Natural causes ( Jazz ) Born 6-25-1922 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. - Guitarist - (He wrote, "Walk, Don't Run" which was recorded by Chet Atkins and The Ventures) - Worked with Uncle Lem And The Mountain Boys, The Airport Boys and Stan Getz - Was a NBC studio musician.

Roger LaVern (Roger Jackson) - Died 6-15-2013 ( Rock ) Born 11-11-1938 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England - Keyboardist - Was a member of The Tornados (They did, "Telstar" and "Robot") who backed Billy Fury.

Alastair Donaldson (Alastair Gilfillan Donaldson) (aka William Mysterious) - Died 6-18-2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland ( Rock - Pop ) Born 4-27-1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland - Played flute, organ, bass and sax - Was a member of Silly Wizard and The Rezillos (They did, "Flying Saucer Attack" and "My Baby (Does Good Sculptures)") - Worked with The Revillos - Produced Another Pretty Face ("All The Boys Love Carrie").

Slim Whitman (Ottis Dewey Whitman Junior) - Died 6-19-2013 in Orange Park, Florida, U.S. - Heart failure ( Countrypolitan ) Born 1-23-1924 or 1923 in Tampa, Florida, U.S. - Singer, yodeller and guitarist - (He did, "Indian Love Call" and "Rose Marie") - Worked with The Variety Rhythm Boys - In the film Mars Attacks!, Slim's version of Indian Love Call killed the Martians and saved the day.

Mary Love (aka Mary Love Comer) (Mary Ann Allen or Mary Ann Varney) - Died 6-21-2013 in Morendo Valley, CA, U.S. ( Gospel - Soul ) Born 7-27-1946 in Sacramento, California, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet" and "Move A Little Closer") - Worked with her husband, Brad Comer ("Come Out Of The Sandbox") - Recorded for Modern, Josie and Elco Records.

Gary Pickford-Hopkins - Died 6-22-2013 in Wales, U.K. - Cancer ( R&B - Prog ) Born 1948 in Neath, U.K. - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Smokestacks, Eyes Of Blue, Ray Taff Williams, Steve Jenkins, Wild Turkey and Rick Wakeman.

Wendy Saddington (Wendy June Saddington) - Died 6-22-2013 (Blues - Soul - Jazz ) Born 1949 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Singer - (She did, "Looking Through A Window") - Was a member The Wendy Saddington Band - Worked with Revolution, James Taylor Move, Peter Head, Chain and Copperwine.

Bobby Blue Bland (Robert Calvin Brooks) - The Lion of the Blues - Died 6-23-2013 in Germantown, Shelby County, Tennessee, U.S. - Illness ( Blues - Soul - R&B ) Born 1-27-1930 in Rosemark or Millington, Tennessee, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Ain't Nothing You Can Do") - Worked with The Miniatures, Angelo Earl, Billy "Red" Love, Junior Parker And The Blue Flames, Van Morrison and B.B. King - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jeanne Arland (Jeanne Arland Peterson) - Died 6-23-2013 in Eden Prairie ( Jazz ) Born 1922 - Pianist and singer - Was a member of Women Who Cook - Worked with Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge, George Benson, Bud Shank and with her brother saxophonist, Donald Pouliot and her husband keyboardist, Willard Peterson - Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame Inductee. and Minnesota Jazz Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Puff Johnson (Ewanya Johnson) - Died 6-24-2013 - Cervical cancer ( R&B ) Born 12-10-1972 in Detroit, Mich, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Forever More" and "Over & Over") - Worked with Somethin' For The People and Tupac Shakur ("Me Against The World") - Her first album was produced by Randy Jackson.

Alan Myers - Died 6-24-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) Drummer - Worked with Devo (They did, "Peek-A-Boo!" and "Whip It"), Babooshka, Skyline Electric, Swahili Blonde and Jean Paul Yamamoto.

Paul Giacalone (Paul N. Giacalone) - Died 6-27-2013 ( Doo-Wop) Born 9-28-1939 - Was a member of The Fireflys who became The Fireflies (They did, "You Were Mine" and "Can't Say Goodbye").

Silvi Vrait - Died 6-28-2013 ( Jazz - Country - Rock - Folk ) Born 4-28-1951 in Kehra, Harju County, Estonia - Singer and pianist - (She did, "Vaikene rahvas, vaikene maa" and "Ei ole uksi ukski maa").

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