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 July to December

Doc Rock Presents,

2013 July to December
 Welcome to the club rock stars are dying to get into. Rock and Roll may never die but rock stars do! 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 July to December

Maarten van Roozendaal - Died 7-1-2013 - Illness - Born 5-2-1962 - Singer and comedian - (He did, "I'm So Curious") - Worked with Paul de Munnik, Willem Ennes, Egon Power, Marcel de Groot and Kim Soepnel.

Gary Shearston - Died 7-1-2013 - Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 1-1-1939 in Inverell, New South Wales - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Sydney Town" and a version of, "I Get A Kick Out Of You") - Worked with Brother John Sellers.

Rolf Graf - Died 7-1-2013 ( Rock - Funk ) Born 4-28-1960 - Singer, bassist and trumpeter - (He did, "II & II" and "Running Out Of Time") - He was a member of Lava, (They did, "Take Your Time"), Some Like It Hot and Mr. Walker & The Walkmen (They did, "This Is Your Walkman Talking") - Worked with Rick Springfield - Produced Randy Crawford, The Ancestors, Tindrum, Flower Yard, Trine Rein, Ronni Le Tekro, January Ingvar Toft, Jan Werner and Torhild Nigar - Was an was editor for the music magazine, Musikkpraksis.

Texas Johnny Brown (John Riley Brown) - Died 7-1-2013 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Blues ) Born 2-22-1928 in Ackerman, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Two Steps From The Blues") - Worked with Joe Hinton, Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Lavelle White, Buddy Ace and Junior Parker.

Bengt Hallberg - Death reported 7-2-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 9-13-1932 - Pianist and accordionist - Worked with Arne Domnerus, Clifford Brown, Quincy Jones and Stan Getz.

Dan Van Patten (Daniel Ross Van Patten) (aka Drummer Dan) - Died 7-2-2013 in San Pedro, Belize - Natural causes ( Rock ) Born 4-4-1953 - Drummer - Was a member of The Toys who were renamed  Berlin (They did, "The Metro" and "Sex (I'm A...)").

Stevey Hay - Died 7-3-2013 - Heart attack ( Blues ) Singer - Led Stevey Hay And The Rayvons and  Stevey Hay's Shades Of Blue (They did, "Keep Out Of Love" and "Losin' With The Boozin'").

Johnny MacRae - Died 7-3-2013 in Ashland City, Tenn., U.S. - Heart disease ( Country ) He was 84 years old -  Songwriter - His songs have been recorded by Conway Twitty ("I'd Love To Lay You Down"), Reba McEntire ("You Lift Me Up To Heaven") and Doug Stone ("I'd Be Better Off In A Pine Box").

Bernard Vitet - Died 7-3-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 5-26-1934 in Paris, France - Sang and played trumpet,  flugelhorn, piano and violin - Worked with Serge Gainsbourg,  Lester Young, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Marianne Faithfull, Don Cherry, Chet Baker, Yves Montand, Claude Francois, Brigitte Bardot, Django Reinhardt, Gus Viseur, Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler, Colette Magny and Brigitte Fontaine.

Bernie Nolan (Bernadette Therese Nolan) - Died 7-4-2013 - Breast cancer ( Pop ) Born 10-17-1960 in Dublin, Ireland - Singer and actress - (She did, "Better Place"and "Macushla") - Was a member of The Nolans Sisters (They did, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing"  and "Attention To Me") who became The Nolans - She was married to drummer, Steve Doneathy.

MC Daleste (Daniel Pellegrine) - Died 7-6-2013 in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Shot while performing on stage ( Rap ) He was 20 years old.

Genevieve Breton - Died 7-6-2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada - A train carrying oil derailed and exploded - She was 28 years old - Singer - She was about to release her debut album.

Guy Bolduc - Died 7-6-2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada - A train carrying oil derailed and exploded - He was 44 years old - Musician - He had been performing at The Musi-Cafe before the accident.

Yves Boulet - Died 7-6-2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada - A train carrying oil derailed and exploded - Drummer - Was a member of Lezor Ganes.

Marx Dundas - Died 7-6-2013 in Lansing, Mich., U.S. - Complications of diabetes ( Rock ) Born 2-21-1984 - Guitarist - Was a member of Recycled Youth, Machete' Fight (They did, "Anonymous Hippopotamus") and The Mongrels.

Shaun Kirkpatrick - Died 7-?-2013 - Possible heart attack ( Metal ) Guitarist - Was a member of Bronz (They did, "Send Down An Angel" and "Taken By Storm").

Dave Trull (aka Big D) (David H. Trull) - Died 7-7-2013 - He was 67 years old - Bassist - Worked with Midlife Crysis and Big Brass Bed.

Brett Walker (Carl Brett Walker) - Died 7-8-2013 in Draper Utah, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 11-14-1961 in Norman, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and musician - (He did, "Give Me Back Tomorrow" and "No Fire Without You") - Worked with Jim Peterik, Survivor, Jonathan Cain, Russ Ballard, Alias ("Waiting For love") and Nick Gilder - Created music for films and TV.

Lewis Lymon (Lewis Marvin Lymon) - Died 7-9-2013 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( R&B ) Born 6-20-1944 in Harlem, NY, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Harlemaires Juniors, The Teenagers, The Teenchords (They did, "I'm So Happy" and "Honey Honey (You Don't Know)"), The Townsmen (They did, "I Can't Go On") and Herman Santiago - Brother of singer, Frankie Lymon and son of singer, Howard Lymon.

Jim Foglesong (James Staton Foglesong) - Died 7-9-2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Born 7-26-1922 in Lundale, W.Va., U.S. - Record label executive and singer - Helped to launch the careers of George Strait, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire and worked with The Oak Ridge Boys, Barbara Mandrell and Don Williams - Produced Roy Clark - Sang backup for Dion & The Belmonts - Worked for Dot, ABC, Capitol and MCA Records - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Peppi Marchello - Died 7-10-2013 - Cardiac arrest ( Rock ) He was 68 years old - Born in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The U-Men who became The Good Rats (They did, "Tasty" and "New York Survivor") - Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ted Days - Died 7-10-2013 - Shot himself or was shot by police after a standoff ( Metal ) Born 3-21-1965 - Bassist - Worked with Hellion.

Andre Verchuren - The King of the Accordion - Died 7-10-2013 in Chantilly, France ( Bal-Musette ) Born 12-28-1920 in Neuilly-sous-Clermont, Oise, France - (He did, "Les Fiancees d'Auvergne").

Charles Pope (Charles W. Pope)  - Died 7-11-2013 in Jonesboro, Georgia, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 8-7-1936 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Tams (They did, "What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)" and "Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me") - Father of singer, Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

James Mark (James David Mark) (aka J.D. Mark) - Died 7-11-2013 Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Heart attack ( Bluegrass - Punk - Rockabilly - Blues ) Born 3-18-1970 in Flint, Mich., U.S. - Played guitar, bass, drums and keyboards - Worked with The Belvederes, Jack Oblivian's Tennessee Tearjerkers, The Cowboy Killers, Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts, Precious Bryant, Carroll County Picture Show, LCD Soundsystem, Herbert Wiley, Jeffrey Evans, Harvey Scales and Wiley And The Checkmates.

Cory Monteith (Cory Allan Michael Monteith) - Died 7-13-2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Born 5-11-1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Actor and singer - He played Finn Hudson on TV's Glee.

Curly Lewis - Died 7-14-2013 - Lung cancer ( Western Swing ) Born 1924 in Stiglar, Oklahoma, U.S. - Fiddler and singer - Worked with Johnnie Lee Wills, Hank Thompson, Leon McAuliffe and Bob Wills' Texas Playboys - National Fiddler's Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Herman "Junior" Denby - Died 7-14-13 West Chester, OH, U.S. - Pneumonia and Alzheimer's Disease ( R&B ) Born 6-26-31 Baltimore, MD, U.S. -  Singer and songwriter with The Swallows ("Beside You" and "Our Love Is Dying") - Worked with Jimmie Nabbie's Ink Spots and The Cardinals.

T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) - Died 7-16-2013 in Greenville - Illness ( Blues ) Born 6-27-1921 in Forest, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with GravelRoad.

Tom Komarek - Died 7-16-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic - Broke his neck when he jumped into a hospital pool where he was in rehabilitation ( Alternative Rock - Punk ) Born 6-28-1980 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Singer, guitarist and music editor - Was a member of Secret 9 Beat (They did, "Hey Johnny" and "Seduce This Nation") - Collaborated with Phil Shoenfelt - Worked for Rock & Pop and Spark magazines.

Jack-Alain Leger (Daniel Theron) (aka Dashiell Hedayat, Melmoth, Paul Smail and Eve Saint-Roch) - Died 7-17-2013 in Paris, France ( Folk - Pop - Rock ) Born 6-5-1947 in Paris, France - Singer, guitarist, keyboardist and novelist - Worked with Gong.

Lonnie Lehr (Lonnie Darwin Lehr ) - Died 7-17-2013 ( Rock - Rockabilly ) Born 12-12-1940 in Doniphan, Missouri, U.S. - Bassist and pianist - Was a member of Rockabilly's who became Bob And The Bandits.

Chris Austin - Died 7-18-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 38 years old - Singer - Was a member of Tape Error (They did, "Telescopes" and "In The Heart Of This Town").

Steve Blailock (Bernard Stephen Blailock) - Died 7-19-2013 in Pearland, Texas, U.S. - Shot his wife and then himself ( Jazz ) Born 7-9-1944 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist and banjoist - Worked with Gregg Stafford's Young Tuxedo Quartet, Gregg Stafford & The Jazz Hounds, Michael White, Lou Rawls, Big Al Carson, Lars Edegran and The Dukes Of Dixieland - Mississippi Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Georgy Guryanov (aka Gustav) - Died 7-20-2013 - Complications of hepatitis C, liver and pancreatic cancer ( Rock ) He was 52 years old - Drummer, singer and artist - Was a member of Kino (They did, "We're Waiting For Changes").

Grey Liston (Richard Liston) - Died 7-20-2013 in Jefferson County, Washington, U.S. - Fell from the summit peak of Mount Olympus ( Ska ) Born 11-11-1984 - Drummer - Was a member of Smash Bandits (They did, "Magic Tricks" and "Skank Like You Stole Something").

Faye Hunter - Died 7-20-2013 in Advance, NC, U.S. - Suicide ( Pop - Rock ) She was 59 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Let's Active (They did, "Every Dog Has His Day" and "Every Word Means No").

Tom Richardson - Died 7-21-2013 in Holls Lane, Norwich, England - Fell from his top floor apartment window when his bedroom caught fire ( Rock - Flamenco - Funk ) Born 7-?-1993 - Guitarist - Was a member of Uncle Stash (They did, "Running Away" and "Soul Avenue").

GiGi Hines (Gladys P. Harris)  - Died 7-22-2013 in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. - Car accident ( Blues ) Born 5-7-1937 in Rankin County, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Nick Connor.

Dominguinhos (Jose Domingos de Morais) - Died 7-23-2013 ( Choro - Forro  - Baiao ) Born in Garanhuns, Brazil - Singer - Worked with Caetano Veloso, Luiz Gonzaga, Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethania, Gal Costa and Ze Ramalho.

Andy Weaver (aka Chicken Legs) - Died 7-23-2013 - Cancer ( Blues ) Singer and guitarist - Led Chicken Legs Weaver (They did, "Slk Ripped Dress" and "Zombified").

Chiwoniso Maraire - Died 7-24-2013 in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe - Pneumonia ( Afro Pop) Born 3-5-1976 in Olympia, Washington, U.S. - Singer and mbira player - (She did, "Rebel Woman" and "Only One World") - Worked with A Peace Of Ebony The Storm, Chiwoniso & Vibe Culture and Women's Voice - Wife of guitarist, Andy Brown and daughter of mbira player, Dumisani Maraire.

Steve Berrios - Died 7-24-2013 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 2-24-1945 in New York, NY, U.S. - Drummer and trumpeter - Worked with The Fort Apache Band, Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers, Randy Weston, Alphonse Mouzon, Mongo Santamaría, Kenny Kirkland, The Harlem Experimen, Michael Brecker and Art Blakey.

Ken Levy (Kenneth J. Leverington) - Died 7-24-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 76 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Phantoms (They did, "Long-John-Silver " and "Ten Green Bottles") and Ken Levy And The Geetars.

Walter De Maria (Walter Joseph De Maria) - Died 7-25-2013 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Stroke ( Rock ) Born 10-1-1935 in Albany, California, U.S. - Drummer and artist - Was a member of The Primitives along with Lou Reed and John Cale (They did, "The Ostrich").

Kongar-ol Ondar - Died 7-25-2013 in Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia - After surgery for a brain hemorrhage - Born 3-29-1962 in Lyme, Tuva, Russia  - Throat singer and doshpuluur player - Worked with Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, Johnny "Guitar" Watson Jr., Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Chieftains and The Kronos Quartet.

JJ Cale (John Weldon Cale) - Died 7-26-2013 in La Jolla, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock - Folk - Blues - R&B ) Born 12-5-1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer, guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, bassist and songwriter - (He did, "After Midnight" and "Crazy Mama") - His songs have been recorded by Eric Clapton, Jai, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Captain Beefheart, Widespread Panic, Randy Crawford, Waylon Jennings, Harry Manx, Carlos Santana, Herbie Mann and Cissy Houston.

Mike Shipley - Died 7-26-2013 - Born in Sydney, Australia -  Produced and/or  mixed recordings for The Damned, Queen, Keith Urban, AC/DC, Joni Mitchell, The Corrs, Cheap Trick, Jimmy Barnes, Kim Carnes, Jefferson Airplane, Green Day, Kelly Clarkson, The Cars, Meat Loaf, Def Leppard, Mr. Mister, A Flock Of Seagulls, Winger, The Clash, Van Halen, Shania Twain, Blondie, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss, Papa Roach, Foreigner, Devo, Barenaked Ladies, Berlin, Faith Hill, Thomas Dolby, Nickelback and Michael Bolton.

Mick Farren (Michael Anthony Farren) - Died 7-27-2013 in London, England - After collapsing on stage ( Rock ) Born 9-3-1943 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England - Singer and author - (He did, "But Charlie, It's Still Moving" and "In My Window Box") - Was a member of The Social Deviants who became The Deviants (They did, "Charlie" and "Let's Loot The Supermarket") - Wrote the books, "Elvis Died For Somebody's Sins But Not Mine" and "Give The Anarchist A Cigarette" - Wrote for the International Times and The New Musical Express.

Rita Reys (Maria Everdina Reijs) - Europe's first lady of jazz - Died 7-27-2013 in Breukelen, The Netherlands ( Jazz ) Born 12-21-1924 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Singer - Was a member of Rita Reys & The Wessel Ilcken Sextet and The Rita Reys Sextet - Worked with The Ove Lind Sextet, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Oscar Pettiford, Herbie Mann, Lester Young, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and The Chico Hamilton Group - She had been married to drummer, Wessel Ilcken and pianist, Pim Jacobs.

Sharon Mosby (Sharon Lee Smith) - Died 7-30-2013 in Knoxville, TN, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Jazz - Blues ) Born 5-26-1943 in Knoxville, MS, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "I Can Handle That" and "Mama's House") - Worked with Soul Sanction and The Wendel Werner Quartet.

Nick Nixon - Died 7-30-2013 - Pulmonary lung disease ( Country ) He was 74 years old - Born in Poplar Bluff, MO, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Rocking In Rosalee's Boat" and "A Habit I Can't Break") - His songs have been recorded by Barbara Fairchild ("The Teddy Bear Song"), Willie Nelson, Roy Rogers ("Lovenworth"), Barbi Benton, Waylon Jennings and Tanya Tucker.

Oliver Simon (Werner Gensmantel) - Died 7-31-2013 - Brain tumor ( Pop ) He was 56 years old - Sang and played guitar, piano, drums and trombone - Member of Mixed Emotions (They did, "You Want Love (Maria, Maria)" and "I Never Give Up").

Mike Hinton (Micheal D. Hinton) - Died 8-1-2013 - Heart attack ( Rock ) Guitarist - Worked with Keystone Revisited, High Noon, Country Joe And Friends, The Rainforest Band, Roky Erickson, The Jerry Garcia Band, Barry "The Fish" Melton, Rick Danko, Merle Saunders, Freddie Roulette And Friends, Norton Buffalo and Tony Saunders.

Kerry Strayer - Died 8-1-2013 - Prostate cancer ( Jazz ) He was 56 years old - Born in Fairbury, Nebraska, U.S. - Played saxophone - Worked with Randy Brecker, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Some Like It Hot, Kerry Strayer And The New Kansas City 7 and The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.

 Steve Jones (Steven Manley Jones) - Died 8-2-2013 in Herndon, VA, U.S. - Illness - Born 5-11-1956 in Washington, DC, U.S. - Music critic - Wrote for USA Today - Interviewed Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, James Brown, Jay Z, Ray Charles and Kanye West.

Pixie Costello (Pixie Williams) (Pikiteora Maude Emily Gertrude Edith Williams) - Died 8-2-2013 - Illness ( Pop ) Born 7-12-1928 in Mohaka, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - Singer - (She did, "Blue Smoke"and "Let's Talk It Over").

Nat Weiss (Nathan M. Weiss) - Died 8-3-2013 in New York, NY, U.S. - Attorney - He was in charge of merchandising for The Beatles in the U.S. - He and Brian Epstein co-founded Nemperor Artists - He was an attorney and/or manager for musicians that included The Cyrkle, Peter Asher, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Andy Pratt, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Romantics, Tommy Bolin, Jan Hammer, Stanley Clarke, Miles Davis and John McLaughlin.

Bob Reuter - Died 8-3-2013 in St. Louis, MO, U.S. - Fell down an elevator shaft ( Rock - Roots ) He was 61 years old - Singer, guitarist and photographer - Was a member of Thee Dirty South, The Dinosaurs, Kamikaze Cowboy and The Alley Ghost (They did, "Cheap Infatuation" and "Already Used Me Up").

Craig Goodwin (Thomas Craig Goodwin) - Died 8-3-2013 ( Rock ) Born 1956 - Guitarist and bassist - Worked with McGuffey Lane and Phil Dirt And The Dozers.

Tim Wright - Died 8-4-2013 ( Rock - No Wave - Punk ) Born 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of Pere Ubu (They did, "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" and "Final Solution") and DNA (They did, "Blonde Red Head" and "Lying On The Sofa Of Life") - Worked with Brian Eno and David Byrne ("America Is Waiting").

George Duke (George Mac Duke) - Died 8-5-2013 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1-12-1946 in San Rafael, California, U.S. - Singer, keyboardist and trombonist - Worked with Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa, The Don Ellis Orchestra, Regina Belle, Dianne Reeves, Harry Sweets Edison, Phil Collins, Eddie Henderson, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Sheila E, The Keynotes, Joe Sample and Cannonball Adderley's band.

James Gray - Died 8-5-2013 - Heart attack ( Country Rock ) He was 52 years old - Keyboardist - Worked with Blue Rodeo.

Christian Fagg - Died 8-5-2013 in Rodenkirchen, Germany - Drowned in the Rhine river ( Metal ) He was 24 years old - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Calling The Shots and Trollkraft.

Willie Dunn - Died 8-5-2013  in Ottawa, Canada ( Folk ) Born 1942 in Montreal, Canada - Singer, guitarist, film maker and politician - (He did, "The Ballad Of Crowfoot" and "Son Of The Sun").

Bill Putt - Died 8-6-2013 in Strathewen, Melbourne, Australia - Heart attack ( Rock - Prog ) Bassist - Was a member of Spectrum (aka The Indelible Murtceps) (They did, "I'll Be Gone") and Ariel.

Marilyn King - Died 8-7-2013 in Laguna Niguel, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Pop ) Born 1931 in Glendale - Singer - She was one of The King Sisters (They did, "The Thrill Was New" and "Hawaii Is Calling Me") - Worked with Alvino Rey, Les Brown, Harry James and Ray Anthony.

Cowboy Jack Clement (Jack Henderson Clement) - Died 8-8-2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Born 4-5-1931 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. - Sang and played guitar and dobro and was a producer - Worked at Sun Records with Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis - His songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Dickey Lee, Bobby Bare, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cliff Richard, Dolly Parton, Carl Perkins, Charley Pride, Hank Snow and Tom Jones - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Karen Black (Karen Blanche Ziegler) - Died 8-8-2013 in Santa Monica, California, U.S - Born 7-1-1939 in Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S. - Actress and singer - Worked with The New Christy Minstrels and L7 ( "Bang, Bang") - Appeared in the films, Nashville (She sang, "Rolling Stone" and "Memphis"), Easy Rider and Trilogy Of Terror.

Eduardo Falu - Died 8-9-2013 in Cordoba, Argentina ( Folk ) Born 7-7-1923 in El Galpon, Salta, Argentina - Guitarist - Worked his son, Juan Falu and with Cesar Perdiguero.

Eddie Perez (aka The Bullet) - Died 8-9-2013 in Puerto Rico - Blood infection ( Salsa ) Played saxophone - Was a member of El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.

Paul Walter - Died 8-9-2013 in Paranus, N.J., U.S. - Brain cancer ( Pop ) He was 56 years old - Singer and drummer - Worked with The Letterman, The Franklin Mint and Diane "Momma" Ray.

Batile (Batili Alake) - Died 8-10-2013 ( Waka ) Born in Ijebu - Igbo, Ogun State - She was 78 years old - Singer.

Jody Payne (James L. Payne) - Died 8-10-2013 - Heart failure ( Country ) Born 1-11-1936 in Garrard County, Kentucky, U.S. - Gutarist, mandolinist and singer - Worked with Charlie Monroe, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Tanya Tucker, Leon Russell and  Willie Nelson - At one time married to singer, Sammi Smith - Father of singer, Waylon Payne.

Phil Baheux - Died 8-10-2013 ( Metal ) He was 45 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Channel Zero.

Eydie Gorme (Edith Garmezano) - Died 8-10-2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Illness ( Pop - Big Band - Easy Listening ) Born 8-16-1928 in The Bronx, New York, U.S - Singer - (She did, "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" and "Yes, My Darling Daughter") - Performed with her husband, Steve Lawrence as Steve And Eydie (They did, "I Want To Stay Here") - Worked with Tex Beneke, The Tommy Tucker Orchestra, Trio Los Panchos, Dick Noel and Don Brown - Cousin of singer, Neil Sedaka.

Errol de Cruz (Gerard Errol de Cruz) - Died 8-10-2013 - He was 59 years old - Heart attack - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Two Hats Gang.

Perla Cabral - Died 8-10-2013 in Lehigh Gorge State Park, Lehigh Township, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Fell from a waterfall ( Rock - Punk ) She was 31 years old - Born in San Diego, California, U.S. - Guitarist, DJ and event promoter - Was a member of TereZ & Velvet Tornado (They did, "So Green Love" and "Hello Zero").

Mafunyeta (Patrick Magalasi) - Died 8-11-2013 just hours after returning from his sister Mphatso's  funeral who had died of the same ailment - Asthma attack ( Dancehall ) Musician - (He did, "Kangobwera" and "My Queen") - Was a member of The Mabilinganya Empire and Runtings.

Pepa Streichl (Josef Streichl) - Died 8-12-2013 in Ostrava, Czech Republic ( Folk - Blues ) Born 9-8-1949 in Orlova, Czechoslovakia - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (He did, "Bicycle", "Kamila" and "Dzbanky") - Was a member of Truc Blues - Collaborated with Pavel Dobes and Jaromir Nohavica.

Brent Stratten - Died 8-12-2013 in Wichita Falls (Gospel ) He was 84 years old - Organist.

Gyorgy Vukan - Died 8-12-2013 in Gardony, Hungary ( Jazz - Opera - Symphonic ) Born 1941 Budapest, Hungary - Pianist - Was a member of The Creative Art Jazz Trio - Worked with Kenny Wheeler, Philly Joe Jones, Linda Hopkins, Anette Lowman, Frank Foster and Clifford Jordan - Scored music for ballet and films.

Jason Rosenthal - Died 8-12-2013 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Heart attack ( Hardcore ) He was 35 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of On The Might Of Princes (They did, "And The Hat Stays On" and "You Can Only Be So Careful"), The Brass (They did, "Sleep, City, Sleep" and "Triggers"), Vehicles and Oscenita.

Jon Brookes (Jonathan Thomas Brookes) - Died 8-13-2013 in Burton-On-Trent, England - Brain cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-21-1968 in Burntwood, Staffordshire, England - Drummer - Member of The Gift Horses (They did, "Rosemary" and "Learning To Bring Yourself Down") and The Charlatans (They did, "The Only One I Know" and "Can't Get Out Of Bed").

Tompall Glaser (Thomas Paul Glaser) - Died 8-13-2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Illness ( Country ) Born 9-3-1933 in Spalding, Nebraska, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Put Another Log On The Fire" and "Bad, Bad, Bad Cowboy") - Was a member of Tompall & The Glaser Brothers - Worked with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Jessi Colter.

Rob Bawdon - Died 8-13-2013 - From a shotgun wound - Sang and played guitar, banjo and mandolin - Was a member of Lady Winwoods Maggot.

Allen Lanier (Allen Glover Lanier) - Died 8-14-2013 - Complications from C.O.P.D. ( Rock ) Born 6-25-1946 in Long Island, New York, U.S. - Guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of Soft White Underbelly who became Blue Oyster Cult (aka B.O.C.)(They did, "True Confessions" and "Tenderloin") - Worked with Patti Smith, The Clash, The Dictators and Jim Carroll.

Jane Harvey (Phyllis Taff) - Died 8-15-2013 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Stomach cancer ( jazz ) Born 1-6-1925 in Jersey City - Singer - Worked with Benny Goodman, Desi Arnaz, Les Paul and Duke Ellington.

Ralph Childs - Died 8-?-2013 ( R&B ) He was 62 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Admirations (They did, "Wait Until I Get To Know You" and "You Left Me").

Almut Klotz - Died 8-16-2013 in Hamburg, Germany - Cancer ( Rock - Pop ) Born 1962 in Pforzheim, Germany - Singer and bassist - Worked with The Lassie Singers, Maxi Unter Menschen and Parole Trixi.

Tim Stevens (Timothy H. Stevens) (aka Timmay) - Died 8-17-2013 in Doylestown, PA, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 39 years old - Born in Meadowbrook, PA, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of Wineskin (They did, "Make It Work" and "The Peaceful Man") - Worked with Bernie Worell and David Lowery.

Kjell Lund - Died 8-17-2013 - Born 6-18-1927 in Lillehammer, Norway - Singer and architect - (He wrote, "Her kommer guttemusikken" and "Den store sinte svarte skumle katta til fru Haugen") - Worked with Nils Slaatto.

Joseph F. Pulice Sr. - Died 8-18-2013 ( Jazz ) He was 85 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The John Bunic Big Band.

Abdur Rahman Boyati - Died 8-18-2013 - After a stroke ( Folk ) Born 1939 in Dayaganj - Singer.

Eyob Mekonnen - Died 8-18-2013 in Kenya - After a stroke ( Reggae ) Born 1975 in Jijiga, Ethiopia - Singer - Was a member of The Zion Band.

Cedar Walton (Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr.) - Died 8-19-2013 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz - Funk ) Born 1-17-1934 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - Pianist - Led Mobius - Worked with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Leo Wright, Don Ellis, John Coltrane, Kenny Dorham, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Criss, Pat Martino, Eric Kloss, Abbey Lincoln, Lee Morgan, Charles McPherson, The Jazztet, Gigi Gryce and Eddie Harris.

Donny Gross (Donald Elwood Gross) - Died 8-19-2013 in Warrington Township, PA, U.S. - Car accident ( Country ) Born 9-12-1967 in Harrisburg, PA, U.S. - Played steel guitar - Was a member of The Country Aires Band.

Donna Hightower (Donna Lubertha Hightower) (aka Little Donna Hightower) - Died 8-19-2013 in Austin, Texas, U.S. ( R&B - Jazz - Soul ) Born 12-28-1926 in Caruthersville, Missouri, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "I Ain't In The Mood" and "The World Today Is A Mess") - Worked with The Maxwell Davis Orchestra and Danny Daniel ("El Vals de las Mariposas").

Fritz Rau - Died 8-19-2013 - Born 3-9-1930 in Pforzheim, Germany - Promoter of jazz, rock, pop and gospel acts - Ran the jazz club, Cave 54 - Blues Foundation Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Gabriel Balachsan - Died 8-20-2013 ( Rock ) He was 37 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Ugly Little Morris" and "Snickers") - Wrote music for Algir.

Marian McPartland (Margaret Marian Turner) - Died 8-20-2013 in Long Island, New York, U.S. - Natural causes ( Jazz ) Born 3-12-1918 in Slough, England - Worked with her husband cornetist, Jimmy McPartland and with Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Morello, Carmen McRae and Shirley Horn - Her songs have been recorded by Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan - Radio Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Sathima Bea Benjamin - Died 8-20-2013 in Cape Town, South Africa ( Jazz ) Born 10-17-1936 in Johannesburg, South Africa - Singer - Worked with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn - She had been married to pianist Dollar Brand (aka Abdullah Ibrahim) - Mother of musician, Tsakwe Ibrahim and rapper, Jean Grae.

Big Bopper Jr. (Jay Perry Richardson) - Died 8-21-2013 in Katy, Texas, U.S. - Heart failure ( Rock ) Born 4-28-1959 in Houma, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer - Son of singer, The Big Bopper.

Sid Bernstein - Died 8-21-2013 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. - Born 8-12-1918 in New York, New York, U.S. - Producer, promoter and singer - Brought The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, The Kinks and Herman's Hermits to America and organized concerts for Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone, Laura Branigan, Melanie, Lenny Kravitz and Frank Sinatra - Relaesed the album, Sid Bernstein Presents.

Fuji Keiko (Junko Utada) - Died 8-22-2013 in Nishi Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan - Possible suicide, falling 13 floors from her apartment building ( Ballads ) Born 7-5-1951 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan - Singer and actress - (She did, "Keiko No Yume Wa Yoru Hiraku" and "Shinjuku no Onna") - She had been married to singer, Kiyoshi Maekawa and record producer, Teruzane Utada - Mother of singer, Hikaru Utada.

Jetty Paerl (Henriette Nanette Paerl) - Died 8-22-2013 - Born 5-27-1921 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Singer - (She did, "De Vogels Van Holland").

David Garrick (Darrell Philip Core) - Died 8-23-2013 in Wirral, Merseyside, England ( Rock - Pop ) Born 9-12-1945 in Liverpool, England - Singer - (He did, "Dear Mrs. Applebee" and "One Little Smile") - Work with The Iveys and Roy And The Dions.

Vanoye Aikens - Died 8-24-2013 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - He was 96 years old - Singer and dancer - Worked with choreographer, Katherine Dunham - Appeared in the film I Eat Your Skin and had a small role in the film Cleopatra.

Kelly Kiemele - Died 8-25-2013 - Liver cancer - He was 64 years old - Played guitar and mandolin - Was half of the duo The Old Five & Dimers and a member of The Frog Holler String Band - Worked with Preston Schmidt.

Chris Friedrich - Died 8-25-2013 ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Caspian (They did, "Halls Of The Summer" and "High Lonesome").

Abigail Henderson - Died 8-27-2013 - Cancer ( Rock ) She was 35 years old - Singer and guitarist - Worked with The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout (They did, "Blood And Bone" and "Be Safe Home") and Tiny Horse (They did, "Wind and Rain" and "Ghost") - Co-founded The Midwest Music Foundation which helped to make health care more affordable for musicians.

Larry Karush - Died 8-27-2013 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 10-6-1946 - Pianist - Led The Larry Karush Ensemble - Was a member of Mokave - Worked with John Abercrombie, Jane Ira Bloom, Kanai Dutta, Francisco Aguabella, Glen Velez, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Jay Clayton and Bennie Wallace.

Maralie Dawn Whitney - Died 8-30-2013 in Springfield - Born 10-22-1930 in Martinsville, Il, U.S. - Keyboardist - Led Maralie And The Marathons - Was a member of The Symptoms, The Morrels and The Vintage Lace.

Juke Logan (John Logan) - Died 8-30-2013 in Joshua Tree, California, U.S. ( Blues ) Born 9-11-1946 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Played harmonica and piano and sang - Led The Juke Rhythm Band and The Angel City Rhythm Band - Worked with Dobie Gray, Dave Alvin, Ry Cooder, Richard Marx, Heather Myles, The Dickies,  J. J. Cale, John Lee Hooker, Sugar Ray, Etta James, Weird Al Yankovic, John Mayall and Leon Russell - He can be heard the TV themes for Home Improvement and Roseanne.

Joe Kelley - Died 9-1-2013 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Cancer ( Rock - Blues ) Guitarist and bassist - (He did, "Can't Be Satisfied" and "Have You Ever Been Busted") - Was a member of The Exides, The Vectors and The Shadows Of Knight (They did, "Gloria" and "I'm Gonna Make You Mine") - Worked with Buddy Miles, Sam Lay, The Allman Brothers, Wild Child Butler, Long John Hunter, Willie Nixon, Freddie King and The Outsiders ("Time Won't Let Me").

Larry Petit - Died 9-1 or 2-2013 - Esophageal cancer - He was 58 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Booker Mini Band and Foundation.

Kenny Whiteside (Kenneth P. Whiteside) - Died 9-4-2013 in Huntington, NY, U.S. - Cancer ( R&B - Doo-Wop) Born 6-15-1943 - Singer - Worked with The Cleftones.

Isamu Jordan (aka Darkside Som) - Died 9-5-2013 in Spokane, Washington, U.S. - Suicide ( Hip Hop ) He was 37 years old - Was a member of The Flying Spiders (They did, "Break Ya Spine (The Spokanthem)" and "Get Out Cha Seat").

Cosmo Cosdon (Tommy Cosdon) - Died 9-6-2013 ( Rock - Soul ) He was 69 years old - Singer - Led Cosmo And The Counts (They did, "I'm A Little Mixed Up") - Was a member of The Sultans (They did, "It'll Be Easy"), The Grand Dads and Soul, Inc. (They did, "Hanging Out My Tears").

Bobby Martin (Robert L. Martin) - Died 9-6-2013 - Illness - Born 5-4-1930 - Pianist, arranger and producer - One of the architects of the Sound of Philadelphia - Arranged the theme song for TV's Soul Train - Worked with Illinois Jacquet, The MFSB Orchestra (Mother Father Sister Brother), The Intruders, Dusty Springfield, Whitney Houston, The O'Jays, Benny Golson, Patti LaBelle, Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, L.T.D., Archie Bell, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, John Handy, The Jacksons, Etta James, Lesley Gore, Wilson Pickett, The Manhattans and Tavares.

Susan Fuentes (Susan Toyogan) - Queen of Visayan songs - Died 9-7-2013 in Quezon City, Philippines - Colon cancer or kidney ailment - She was 58 years old - Born in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines - Singer - (She did, "Matud Nila" and "Gimingaw Ako").

Lee Tanner (Lee Elliot Tanner) - Died 9-7-2013 in San Andreas, CA, U.S. - Born 5-28-1931 in New York, U.S. - Photographer - His subjects were, among others, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk - His photos have used for many album covers - Produced the TV music show Mixed Bag.

Fred Katz - Died 9-7-2013 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 2-25-1919 in New York, NY, U.S. - Cellist - Worked with Chico Hamilton and Carmen McRae.

Forrest (Forrest M. Thomas Jr.) - Died 9-9-2013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands ( Soul ) Born 4-21-1953 in Galveston, Texas, U.S. - Singer - (He did remakes of, "Rock The Boat" and "Feel The Need In Me") -  Worked with Planet Hardsoul (They did a remake of, "Where Did Our Love Go") - He had been married to TV presenter, Manon Thomas.

Koros Joszef - Died 9-10-2013 ( Blues Rock ) Born 1953 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Hobo Blues Band - Worked with Andromeda and Ikarus.

Paul Despiegelaere (aka Paul Mellow) - Died 9-11-2013 - Illness ( Rock ) Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Machines (They did, "The Lies In Your Eyes" and "Money In My Wallet") and The Apples - Produced The Man, The Romans, Mama's Jasje, Kamiel Kafka & Co, The Romans, Pitti Polak, Derek & The Dirt,  Red Zebra, Eden, Xink!, The Dentists, Slade and Noordkaap.

Sayan Sanya (Pornsayan Chokedeesamer or Sayan Deesamer) - The Charming Hoarse - Died 9-11-2013 in Thailand - Pancreatic or liver cancer - Born 1-31-1953 in Doembang Nangbuat, Suphan Buri, Thailand - Singer and actor - (He did, "Police Chief's Daughter").

Jimmy Fontana (Enrico Sbriccoli) - Died 9-11-2013 in Rome, Italy - Born 11-13-1934 in Camerino, Italy - Singer - (He did, "Che sara" and "Non te ne andare").

Prince Jazzbo (Linval Roy Carter) - Died 9-11-2013 in Homestead, St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica - Lung cancer ( Reggae ) Born 9-3-1951 in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica - (He did, "Crabwalking" and "Step Forward Youth").

Terry Iovino - Died 9-12-2013 in Providence, RI, U.S. - Hit by a car while crossing a freeway ( Punk ) He was 26 years old - Singer - Was a member of Product Of Waste (They did, "Take That How You Wanna" and "You're Siding With The Enemy").

Ray Dolby (Ray Milton Dolby) - Died 9-12-2013 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. - Leukemia - Born 1-18-1933 in Portland, Oregon, U.S. - Engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system Dolby NR used in the music and film industry - Past president of The Audio Engineering Society.

Ray Whitehorn (Raymond Whitehorn) - Died 9-12-2013 - After heart complications - He was 70 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Reunion, The Chalybeats, Sherry, One Step Raymond and Gold.

Tony Skrasek  (Antonin Skrasek) - Died 9-12-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic - Pancreatic cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-21-1941 in Moravske Budejovice, Protektorat Bohmen und Mahren - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Thje Big Beat Club, The Classic Rock'n'roll Band (They did remakes of, "Stagger Lee" and "Rock Around The Clock") and The Rock'n'roll Gang (They did remakes of, "Maybellene" and "Roll Over Beethoven").

Joan Regan - Died 9-12-2013 in London, England ( Pop ) Born 1-19-1928 in Romford, Essex, England - Singer - (She did, "Don't Talk To Me About Love" and "If I Give My Heart to You").

David Mason - Died 9-13-2013 in Tallahassee, FL, U.S. ( Rock ) He was 63 years old - Keyboardist - Worked with The Sundowners, Blacklash, Collage, George Clinton, Styrofoam Soule, The Steve Morris Band, Joe Walsh, Elton John and Todd Rundgren.

Alan Underwood- Died 9-13-2013 in Littlehampton - Oesophagus cancer ( Rock - Jazz - Country ) He was 65 years old - Bassist - Worked with The Zoo, The Banjo Bone Band, Medicine Bow and Canyon.

Jorge Pedreros (Jorge Arnaldo Pedreros Aviles) - Died 9-14-2013 in Santiago, Chile - Liver problem ( Rock ) Born 8-8-1942 in Santiago, Chile - Keyboardist, producer and comedian - Was a member of The Lyons - He had been married to actress and comedian, Gladys del Río.

Tomas O Canainn - The Pennyburn Piper - Died 9-15-2013 in Cork City, Ireland - Born 1930 in Pennyburn, Ireland - Played uilleann pipes and accordion and was a singer - Was a member of Na Fili.

Gene Bretecher - Died 9-15-2013 in Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, Canada - Drowned ( Bluegrass ) He was 74 years old - Banjo player - Worked with Chris Stevens.

Bobby Mansfield - Died 9-15-2013 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. ( Doo-Wop ) Born 8-26-1937 in The Bronx, NY, U.S. -  Singer - Was a member of The Wrens (They did, "Come Back My Love").

Joe Martin - Died 9-15-2013 in Forest - He was 85 years old - Bassist - Husband of pianist, Irene Martin.

Jackie Lomax (John Richard Lomax) - Died 9-15-2013 in Wirrel, Merseyside, England - Illness ( Rock - Soul - R&B ) Born 5-10-1944 in Wirrel, Merseyside or Wallasey, Cheshire, England - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Sour Milk Sea" and "How The Web Was Woven) - Was a member of Dee And The Dynamites, The Undertakers (They did, "Just A Little Bit"and "Everybody Loves A Lover"), The Lomax Alliance, Heavy Jelly (They did, "Chewn In" and "Time Out") and Badger (They did, "White Lady" and "Don't Pull The Trigger") - Worked with The Tea Bags, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Gene Clark, Jeff Beck, John Stewart, P.F. Sloan, Lucinda Williams, Leon Russell and Nicky Hopkins.

Jimmy Ponder - Died 9-16-2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 5-10-1946 - Guitarist -  Worked with Charles Earland, Jimmy McGriff, Houston Person, Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd and Stanley Turrentine.

Mac Curtis (Wesley Erwin Curtis Jr.) - Died 9-16-2013 in Weatherford, Texas, U.S. - Injuries due to a car acciden ( Rockabilly ) Born 1-16-1939 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, "If I Had Me A Woman" and "Little Miss Linda") - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Roger Pope - Died 9-17-2013 in England - Illness ( Rock ) He was 66 years old - Born in Kent, England - Drummer - Was a member of The Soul Agents, Loot, China and Hookfoot - Worked with Elton John, Seals And Crofts, Kiki Dee, Buddy Guy, Al Stewart, Chris Darrow, Harry Nilsson, Cliff Richard, Daryl Hall and John Oates.

Bernie McGann (Bernard Francis McGann) - Died 9-17-2013 - After heart surgery ( Jazz ) Born 6-22-1937 in Granville, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Saxophonist - Worked with Southern Comfort, The Last Straw, Sonny Stitt, John Pochee and Paul Grabowsky.

Kristian Gidlund - Died 9-17-2013 in Sweden - Stomach cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-21-1983 in Borlange, Sweden - Drummer - Was a member of Sugarplum Fairy (They did, "Sweet Jackie" and "Morning Miss Lisa").

Marvin Rainwater (Marvin Karlton Percy Rainwater) - The Rockabilly King - Died 9-17-2013 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. - Heart attack ( Country - Rockabilly ) Born 7-2-1925 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Whole Lotta Woman" and "Gonna Find Me A Bluebird")  - Worked with Roy Clark and Connie Francis ("The Majesty Of Love") - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Alex Naumik (Alexandra Naumik) (aka Alexandra Sandoy) - Died 9-17-2013 in Oslo, Norway ( Pop - Rock ) Born 8-12-1949 Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR (now Lithuania) - Singer - (She did, "I Wanna Fly " and "Rock Machine") - Worked with  Agnieszka Osiecka, David Foster, Andrae Crouch, Andy Summers, Glen Matlock and Adam Slawinski.

Thomas Frimpong - Died 9-18-2013 - Illness ( Hilife ) He was 70 years old - (He did, "Menenamu" and "Odo pa").

Johnny Laboriel (Juan Jose Laboriel Lopez) - Died 9-18-2013 in Mexico City, Mexico - Prostate cancer ( Rock ) Born 7-9-1942 in Mexico City, Mexico - Singer - Was a member of Los Rebeldes del Rock (They did,  "Rock del angelito" and "Melodia de amor") - Son of actor and composer, Juan Jose Laboriel and actress, Francisca Lopez de Laboriel.

Lindsay Cooper - Died 9-19-2013 - Multiple Sclerosis ( Avant-rock - Experimental - Classical ) Born 3-3-1951 in Hornsey, London, England - Bassoon, flute, recorder and oboe player - Worked with The Lindsay Cooper Film Music Orchestra, Henry Cow, Comus, News From Babel, National Health, Mike Oldfield, Steve Hillage, Egg, Art Bears, Hatfield And The North and David Thomas And The Pedestrians.

Ready Teddy McQuiston (Terence McQuiston) - Died 9-19-2013 - Complications from a 2011 fall ( Blues ) Singer, promoter and DJ - Was a member of The Swamp Daddys - Worked with Little Richard.

Alun Jones - Died 9-20-2013 in Gillingham - Smoke inhalation at a house fire ( Rock ) He was 47 years old  - Drummer - Worked with The Dentists.

Tommy Hughes - Died 9-21-2013 ( Skiffle - Jazz ) Born 5-7-1938 - Sang and played banjo and keyboards - Worked with The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Kansas City Five, Faron And The Flamingos and The Mojos.

Douglas Grassel - Died 9-21-2013 in Germany - Fibrosis of the lungs ( Bubblegum - Rock ) He was 64 years old - Guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of Sir Timothy And The Royals renamed The Ohio Express.

Gia Maione Prima (aka JoAnn) - Died 9-23-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 5-20-1941 in Roebling, New Jersey, U.S. - Singer - She was married to singer, Louis Prima (They did, "Little Girl Blues" and "Sunday Lover").

Paul Kuhn - Died 9-23-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 3-12-1928 - Singer and pianist - Led The SFB Big Band.

Bill Bartell (aka Pat Fear) - Died 9-24-2013 ( Punk ) He was 52 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of White Flag (They did, "Forever Changes" and "2B Or Not 2B").

Allan Faull - Died 9-24-2013 in Cape Town - Heart attack at a recording studio ( Rock ) He was 63 years old - Guitarist, keyboardist and singer - Was a member of Falling Mirror (They did, "Revolver Wolf" and "We're All Lost In This Universe").

Tommy Wells - Died 9-24-2013 - Brain aneurysm - Born 6-18-1951 - Drummer - Worked with Jimmy Hall, Carolyn Martin, Charlie Daniels, Poter Wagoner, Lynn Anderson, Charley Pride, Gene Cotton, American Ace, Bill Kennaugh, Bill Doggett, Candy Johnson, Roy Clark, Jonathon Edwards, Foster & Lloyd ("Crazy Over You" and "Sure Thing"), B.J. Thomas, Jimmy Hall And The Prisoners Of Love, Ray Stevens, Don McLean, Charlie Daniels, Dust, Jo-El Sonnier, First Gear, RPM and The Statler Brothers.

Billy Mure - Died 9-25-2013 ( Surf - Swing - Pop ) Born 11-4-1915 - Guitarist - Led Billy Mure And The Trumpeteers (They did, "A String Of Trumpets") and Squid Lips - Worked with Paul Anka, Eddie Fisher, Marty Robbins, Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Johnny Mathis, Patti Page, Della Reese, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Laine, The Ames Brothers, Kay Starr and Brian Hyland.

Al Etto (Aldridge Aden Etto) - Died 9-26-2013 in Bellville, South Africa - Heart failure - He was 60 years old - Born in Grahamstown, South Africa - Producer, singer and saxophonist - (He wrote Ricardo Groenewald's, "I Love You Daddy") - Was a member of The Invaders - Worked with Ernie "Lastig" Solomon, Dr Victor, Jonathan Butler and Danny Brown - Credited with discovering Brenda Fassie - He was married to singer, Ginger La Etto.

Dangerous Dan (Danny Charles Earnest) - Found dead 9-26-2013 near Seymour, Texas, U.S. - Natural causes ( Blues ) Born 12-12-1953 - Guitarist - Was a member of Singletree, P.J. Belly & The West Texas Blues Band, Dangerous Dan And The Soul Patch Band, Dangerous Dan & The Blues Deacons and Dangerous Dan And Deja Blue.

Oscar Castro-Neves - Died 9-27-2013 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer ( Bossa Nova )- Born 5-15-1940 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Guitarist - (He did, "Chora Tua Tristeza") - Worked with The Paul Winter Consort, Stan Getz, Yo Yo Ma, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Carol Welsman, Stevie Wonder, Toots Thielemans, Joao Gilberto, Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour, John Klemmer, Airto Moreira, Diane Schuur and Sergio Mendes.

Lorne Black - Died 9-27-2013 ( Rock ) Bassist - Was a member of Great White (They did, "Out Of The Night" and "Dead End").

Poly Panou (Polytimi Koliopanoy) - Died 9-27-2013 - Cancer - Born 10-8-1940 in Athens, Greece - Singer - (She did, "Ti sou ekana kai pineis" and "Anapse To Tsigaro").

Nobandla Mangisa - Died 9-28-2013 in the Eastern Cape, South Africa - Car accident ( Gospel ) She was 36 years old - Born in Tsojana - Singer - Led The Nobandla Gospel Group (They did, "Inkonzo Yasengqondweni").

Dennis Langfield (Dennis Percy Langfield) - Died 9-28-2013 -  He was 83 years old - Saxophonist - Led The Dennis Langfield Sound.

Dean Barlow (Grover  Barlow) - Died 9-29-2013 in Edenton, NC, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 1935 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Singer - (He did, "I'll String Along With You" and "Love, Is That You") - Was a member of The Crickets (They did, "You're Mine" and "For You I Have Eyes"), The Bachelors (They did, "I Want To Know About Love" and "Baby") and The Montereys (They did, "Dearest One" and "Through The Years") - United In Group Harmony Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Keith Crier (aka Sabu) (Keith Raymond Crier) - Died 9-29-2013 ( Disco - R&B - Funk ) He was 58 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Sabu & The Survivors, The Rhythm Makers (They did, "Zone") and GQ (They did, "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" and "Sitting In The Park") - Son of singer, Arthur Crier and uncle of musician, Keith Sweat.

Jake Nielsen - Died 9-30-2013 ( Rock - Classical ) He was 40 years old - Pianist and singer - (He did, "A Still Small Voice" and "To Be Content ") - Worked with The Fourth Generation - Organizer of The Richmond School Of Rock.

Ramblin' "Doc" Tommy Scott - Died 9-30-2013 - Complications from a car accident ( Bluegrass - Country - Rockabilly ) Born 6-24-1917 in Toccoa, Georgia, U.S. - Singer, guitarist, ventriloquist, actor and comedian - (He did, "Rosebuds And You" and "Gonna Paint The Town Red") - Worked with The Kentucky Partners - Appeared in the films Trail Of The Hawk and Hillbilly Harmony - Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Zulema Cusseaux (aka Zuli and Ms.Z) - Died 9-30-2013 - Illness ( Disco - R&B ) She was 66 years old - Born in Tampa, Florida, U.S. - (She did, "American Fruit, African Roots" and "A Mother Cries") - Was a member of The 5 Crystals, The Lovelles who became Faith, Hope And Charity (They did, "So Much Love" and "To Each His Own") and Zalmac (They did, "Friends" and "I Get Down") - Worked with Van McCoy and Aretha Franklin.

Margaret Ann Williams - Died 10-1-2013 ( Soul ) Singer - Worked with Aretha Franklin and with The Sweet Inspirations backing Elvis Presley.

Zdenek Rytír - Died 10-2-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic - Heart failure ( Pop - Rock - Country ) Born 4-11-1944 in Tabor, Protektorat Bohmen und Mahren - Sang and played banjo, harmonic, guitar, bass and was a lyricist - Worked with Crossfire, Apollobeat, Hells Devils, Blue Five, Karkulka, Mefisto, (They did, "Monika" and "Keep On Running") and Tucnaci - Wrote lyrics for Golden Kids ("Nautilus" and "Micro-Magic-Circus"),  Michal Tucny ("Bajecna zenska" and "Posledni kovboj"), Petr Spaleny ("Kolej Albertov" and "Dite stesteny"), Petra Janu, Hana Hegerova, Helena Vondrackova, Hana Zagorova and Karel Gott.

Riyo Riebasweti (Christopher Monyoncho) - Died 10-3-2013 in Kisii, Kenya ( Benga - Jazz ) Born 1945 in Kitutu Chache, Kenya - Guitarist - (He did, "Emeremo Yamasamba" and "Entereba Egatinda Ekarara") - Was a member of The Kegogi Jazz Band.

Stevie "Maroono" Sekul - Died 10-3-2013 - Cancer ( Blues - Country - Cajun )- Born 1-1-1954 - Sang and played guitar, squeeze box and harmonica  - Worked with George Mason.

Frank D'Rone (Frank Caldarone) - Died 10-3-2013 in Wheaton, Illinois, U.S. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 4-26-1932 in Brockton, Mass., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Strawberry Blonde (The Band Rocked On)" and "Falling In Love With Love") - Worked with Carl Stevens & His Orchestra.

Billy Lee Tubb (aka X LIncoln and Ronnie Wade) - Died 10-3-2013 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Rockabilly ) Born 4-12-1937 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Tubb Brothers - Worked with his uncle, Earnest Tubb and with Roger Miller, Sheb Wooley, Sammi Smith, George Jones, Deborah Allen, Dianne Sherrill, Saundra Rucker, Hank Williams Jr., The John Anderson Band, The Auctioneers, Willie Nelson, Bobby Sykes and Bob Luman.

Butch Warren (Edward Warren) - Died 10-5-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 8-9-1939 - Double bassist - Worked with Kenny Dorham, Herbie Hancock ("Watermelon Man"), Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Joe Henderson, Sonny Clark, Jackie McLean, Stuff Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Dexter Gordon and Thelonious Monk - Was a house bassist for Blue Note Records.

Steve Demarest - Died 10-5-2013 - Complications of an aortic dissection ( Folk Rock - Hip Hop - Celtic Punk ) Born 1953 in Camden - Bassist - Worked with The Hens, Leisure Kings, Chet Delcampo, Kenn Kweder, Burn Witch Burn, John Train and Slo-Mo.

Mike Boone (Michael Boone)- Died 10-6-2013 in New York, NY, U.S. ( Sludge - Doom - Metal ) Born 1973 - Bassist - Worked with Ancient Spacecraft, Betrayer, Faceloss, S.O.L., Silver Judas and Sourvein.

Butch Lewis (Melvin Lewis) - Died 10-6-2013 - Overcome by fumes of freon gas used in air conditioning equipment at a hospital were he worked ( Go Go - Funk - Jazz ) He was 50 years old - Drummer - Worked with Experience Unlimited (EU) (They did, "Doin' The Butt") and Little Benny And The Masters.

Phil Chevron (Philip Ryan) - Died 10-8-2013 - Cancer ( Folk - Rock - Punk - Celtic ) Born 6-17-1956 in Santry, Dublin, Ireland - Sang and played guitar, banjo and mandolin - Was a member of The Radiators From Space (They did, "Television Screen" and "Kitty Ricketts") and The Pogues (They did, "Parting Glass" and "Thousands Are Sailing").

Larry Verne (Larry Vern Erickson) - Died 10-8-2013 in Sylmar, California, U.S. - Heart failure ( Novelty ) Born 2-8-1936, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Mr. Custer" and "Mister Livingston").

Danny Wilder - Died 10-9-2013 - Lung cancer ( Rock - Hip Hop ) Born 2-11-1986 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Kings Of The City (They did, "Listen To The Old Man" and "I Try").

Nyika Jamal Mataure - Died 10-9-2013 in Mutare, Dangamvura, Zimbabwe - Born 7-17-1976 in Mozambique - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "Kurwizi") - Worked with Betty Makaya.

Jan Kuehnemund (Janice Lynn Kuehnemund) - Died 10-10-2013 - Cancer ( Hard Rock - Glam - Metal ) Born 11-18-1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of Vixen (They did, "Edge Of A Broken Heart" and "Cryin'").

Cal Smith (Calvin Grant Shofner) - Died 10-10-2013 in Branson, Missouri, U.S. ( Country ) Born 4-7-1932 in Gans, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Country Bumpkin" and "It's Time To Pay The Fiddler") - Worked with The Texas Troubadours.

Mike O'Neill - Died 10-10-2013 - Cancer of the liver ( Rock ) Guitarist - Born 1938 in Leigh, Lancashire - Was a member of The Wabash Skiffle Group and Nero And The Gladiators (They did, "Entry Of The Gladiators" and "In The Hall Of The Mountain King") - Worked with Vince Taylor, The Cabin Boys, The John Barry Seven, Head Hands & Feet, Georgie Fame, David Bowie, Gene Vincent, Dusty Springfield ("You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"), Shirley Bassey, The Ivy League ("Tossin' And Turnin"), Eddie Cochrane and Donovan.

Jim Shumate - Died 10-10-2013 ( Bluegrass - Country ) Born 10-21-1921 - Fiddler and singer - Was a member of Sons Of The Carolinas -  Worked with Bill Monroe And The Blue Grass Boys and The Foggy Mountain Boys.

Wadih El Safi (aka Wadee al-Safi) -  The man with the golden voice and Sawt Lobnan Al Khaled - Died 10-11-2013 in Mansourieh, Lebanon ( Tarab - Folk ) Born 11-1-1921 in Niha, Lebanon - Singer and instrumentalist - (He did, "Grishlah Idi") - Worked with Mohammed Abdul-Wahhab, Najwa Karam, Fairouz, Sabah and Farid al-Atrash -  He wrote over 3,000 songs.

Robbie Heape - Died 10-11-2013 - Mitochondrial disease ( Rock ) He was 67 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Senators, The Pacifics, The Backboards, The Drifters, The Dream Machine, Hammerhead which became Canyon and Afterglow.

Frank Landry - Died 10-12-2013 - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) Singer, guitarist and drummer - Worked with Obnoxious, Dischord  and Tempting Tragedy.

Andrew Duncan Brown - Died 10-?-2013 ( Folk ) He was 27 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "All That You Need" and "I Was So Confused") - Worked with The Dirty Rascals - Formed The Smoking Pirate Records label.

Angela Moldovan - Died 10-13-2013 in Chisina, Bucharest, Romania - Heart problems ( Folk - Opera ) Born 9-19-1927 in Chisinau - Singer - (She did, "La Oglinda" and "Mi-am facut bundita noua") - Worked with Barbu Lautaruand and Ciocarlia.

Mats Olsson - Died 10-?-2013 - Illness ( Jazz - Pop ) Born 11-3-1929 in Stockholm, Sweden - Pianist, arranger and composer - Worked with Arthur Osterwall's Orchestra, Carl-Henrik Norin's Orchestra and Thore Ehrling's Orchestra - Arranged for and/or produced Jan Malmsjo, Lars Lonndahl, Towa Carson, Mona Wessman, Lenne Broberg and Claes Goran Hederstrom - Started The Planet Records & Music label.

Edward Albert Altesleben (aka Fast Eddie) - Died 10-13-2013 ( Punk ) Born 5-16-1981 - Drummer - Was a member of The Clone Defects (They did, "Bottled Woman" and "Scissors Chop").

Tommy Whittle - Died 10-13-2013 - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 10-13-1926 in Grangemouth, Scotland - Saxophonist - Worked with Claude Giddins, Laurie Johnson, Johnny Claes, Lew Stone, Jack Parnell, Cyril Stapleton, Carl Barriteau, Harry Hayes, Benny Goodman, The Pizza Express Allstars Jazz Band, Don Lusher, Tony Kinsey and Ted Heath.

Bob Greene (Robert Stern Greenstein) - Died 10-13-2013 in Amagansett, NY, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) Born 9-4-1922 - Pianist - Led Bob Greene's Jelly Roll Morton Jazz Band - Worked with The New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band - He was a Jelly Roll Morton devotee bringing Jelly Roll's music to many counties.

Amy Ross - Died 10-14-2013 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S. - Before heart surgery related to an infection ( Folk ) She was 39 or 40 years old - Singer and keyboardist - She was half of the duo Nowhere Man And A Whiskey Girl (They did, "If Only I" and "Drunk As Dragons").

Derrick Ross - Died 10-14-2013 in Arizona, U.S. - Suicide ( Folk ) He was 40 or 39 years old - Guitarist - He was half of the duo Nowhere Man And A Whiskey Girl (They did, "For The Birds" and "All I Know).

Ginger Dinning (Virginia Lutke) - Died 10-14-2013 ( Pop ) Born 1924 - Singer - She was one of The Dinning Sisters (They did, "Buttons and Bows" and "Pig Foot Pete").

Frank Moore (Frank James Moore) - Died 10-14-2013 in Berkeley, California, U.S. - Pneumonia - Born 6-25-1946 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. - Pianist, performance artist, poet, essayist and painter - Worked with Linda Sibio, Barbara Smith and The Feederz.

Gloria Lynne (Gloria Alleyne) - Died 10-15-2013 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. - Heart attack ( Jazz ) Born 11-28-1931 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "I Wish You Love" and "June Night") - Worked with Billy Eckstine, The Enchanters, Quincy Jones, Bobby Timmons, Philly Joe Jones, Harry "Sweets" Edison and The Dell-Tones - National Black Sports And Entertainment Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Werner Faus - Died 10-15-2013 ( Rock ) Born 10-3-1951 - Drummer - Was a member of The Lords.

Geoffrey Zigoma (aka Mzungu ndi Mzungu) - Died 10-17-2013 in India - Cancer ( Gospel ) He was 36 years old - Singer, keyboardist and guitarist - (He did, "Ken Ning'ang'a").

Roland Janes - Died 10-18-2013 ( Rockabilly - Rock ) Born 1933 in Brookings, AK, U.S. - Guitarist, producer and engineer - (He did, "Guitarville" and "Rolando") - Worked with Jerry Lee Lewis ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "High School Confidential"), Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Rich and Sonny Burgess.

James Urquhart - Died 10-?-2013 - He was 25 years old - Musician - Was a member of Rant.

Marc Trovillion (Marc William Trovillion) - Died 10-?-2013 - Heart attack ( Alt Country ) He was 56 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Lambchop (They did, "Oh, What A Disappointment" and "So I Hear Your Moving").

Ronald Shannon Jackson - Died 10-19-2013 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1-12-1940 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Decoding Society - Worked with James Clay, Cecil Taylor, Charles Mingus, Betty Carter, Charles Tyler, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Stanley Turrentine, Ornette Coleman, Prime Time and Albert Ayler.

Lage Fosheim - Died 10-19-2013 - Cancer ( Ska - Pop ) Singer - Was a member of Broadway News and was half of the duo, The Monroes (They did, "Sunday People" and "Cheerio").

Noel Harrison - Died 10-19-2013 in in Devon ( Pop ) Born 1-29-1934 in London, England - Singer, actor and and olympic skier - (He did, "The Windmills Of Your Mind" and "Suzanne") - He protrayed Mark Slate on TV's, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. - Son of actor, Rex Harrison.

Zubaida Khanum - Died 10-19-2013 in Thalassery - Cardiac arrest ( Playback ) Born 1935 in Amritsar - Singer - (She did,  "Kiya hua dil pe sitam" and "Balam tum haar gaye jeeta mera pyar").

K. Raghavan (aka Raghavan Master) - Died 10-19-2013 in Thalassery, Kerala, India - Born 12-2-1913 in Thalassery, Malabar district, British India - Sang and played Tabla, keyboards, thambaru and drums - Wrote music for more than 60 films.

Gianni Ferrio - Died 10-21-2013 - Born 11-15-1924 in Vicenza, Italy - Composer, conductor and arranger - Collaboration with Mina ("Parole Parole") - Composed about 120 film sound tracks - He was married to actress, Alba Arnova.

Colonel Robert Morris (Robert Neill Morris) - The Man With The Golden Pen - Died 10-21-2013 in Southaven, MS, U.S. - Related to an earlier heart attack ( Country - Rockabilly - Blues ) Born 12-12-1954 in Whitehaven, Memphis, TN, U.S. - Drummer and singer - Worked with Charlie Feathers ("Trucker's Last Ride"), Rufus Thomas, Big Sam Clarke, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Rich, Eddie Bond, B.B. King, Cordell Jackson, Ma Rainey and Little Laura Dukes - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee and Traditional Country Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Taidhg Burke - Died 10-22-2013 in Bantry, Ireland - Injuries from a car accident ( Country Rock ) He was 32 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The Calvinists (They did, "Jump In To My Arms" and "Anchor").

Aivars Brize - Died 10-22-2013 in Gdynia, Poland - Pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 1961 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR (now Latvia) - Singer, guitarist, keyboardist and trombonist - Worked with Neptuns, Livi (They did, "Dzelzgriezejs"and "Ozolam") and Legions.

Gypie Mayo (aka John Mayo) (John Phillip Cawthra) - Died 10-23-2013 ( Rock ) Born 7-24-1951 in Hammersmith, London, England - Guitarist  - Worked with White Mule, Halcyon, 747, Alias, Concrete Mick, Dr. Feelgood (They did, "Milk And Alcohol" and "Down At The Doctors") and a reformed Yardbirds.

Manolo Escobar (Manuel García Escobar) - Died 10-24-2013 in Benidorm - He was 82 years old - Born in El Ejido - Sang and acted and played the lute and piano - (He did, "Y Viva Espana").

Manna Dey (Prabodh Chandra Dey) - Died 10-24-2013 in Bangalore, India ( Playback ) Born 5-1- 1919 in Calcutta, British India - Singer - (He did, "O Prem Diwani Sambhal Ke Chalna" and "Dil Churaney Ki Liye From Dur Chaley") - Worked wth Suraiya ("Jago Aayee Usha Ponchi Boley Jago"), Amira Bahee ("E Diniya Jara Suney") and Meena Kapoor ("Aaj Bor Aayee").

Al Carter (Alonzo Carrington) - Died 10-24-2013 - Hit by a truck while crossing a street ( Blues ) He was 66 years old - Born in Windsor - Guitarist, bassist and singer - Led Al Carter And The Gang.

Tony Brevett - Died 10-25-2013 in Miami - Cancer ( Rocksteady ) He was in his 60s - Singer - Was a member of The Melodians (They did, "Lay It On" and "I Should Have Made It Up") - Nephew of bassist, Lloyd Brevett.

Al Johnson (Alfred Orlando Johnson) - Died 10-26-2013 ( Soul - R&B ) Born 2-11-1948 in Newport News, Virginia, U.S. - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "I've Got My Second Wind") - Was a member of The Unifics (They did, "The Court of Love" and "The Beginning Of My End") and Positive Change - Worked with Jean Carn ("I'm Back For More").

Lou Reed (Lewis Allan Reed) - Died 10-27-2013 in Southampton, New York, U.S. - IIness related to a liver transplant ( Rock - Punk - Experimental - Drone ) Born 3-2-1942 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica and drums - (He did, "Walk On The Wild Side" and "Vicious") - Was a member of The Jades, The Primitives (They did, "The Ostrich"), The Warlocks, The Velvet Underground (They did, "Sweet Jane" and "What Goes On") and The Metal Machine Trio - Worked with Metallica ("The View" and "Pumping Blood") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee - He was married to singer, Laurie Anderson.

Pete Haycock (Peter John Haycock) - Died 10-30-2013 ( Blues Rock ) Born 3-4-1951 in Stafford, Staffordshire, England - Guitarist and singer - Was a membrer of The Mason-Dixon Line, The Climax Blues Band, (They did, "Couldn't Get It Right" and "I Love You"), H Factor and The Electric Light Orchestra Part II.

Little Leon (Horace Mills) - Died 10-30-2013 in Mount Clemens, Mich., U.S. ( Rock - Blues ) He was 64 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Uprising (They did a remake of "Long Hard Road"), Brat and Brataxis.

Frank Wess (Frank Wellington Wess) - Died 10-30-2013 - Kidney failure ( Jazz ) Born 1-4-1922 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Played saxophone and flute - Worked with The Two Franks, Billy Eckstine, Count Basie, Clark Terry, The New York Jazz Quartet, Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, John Pizzarelli, Louie Bellson, Buck Clayton, Mel Torme, Benny Carter, Howard Alden, Billy Taylor, Jane Jarvis, Harry Edison, Ernestine Anderson, Dick Hyman, Frank Vignola and The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra.

Bobby Parker (Robert Lee Parker) (aka Bobby Parks) - Died 11-1-2013 ( Blues - Rock ) Born 8-31-1937 in Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Watch Your Step" and "Blues Get Off My Shoulder") - Worked with Otis Williams And The Charms, Bo Diddley, Paul Williams, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Jackie Wilson, LaVern Baker and Clyde McPhatter.

Jack Alexander - Died 11-2-2013 ( Folk ) Born 1935 in Cambusnethan, Scotland - Pianist and singer - He was half of the duo, The Alexander Brothers (They did, "Nobody's Child" and "Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl").

Betsy Smittle (Elizabeth Harriett Smittle) - Died 11-2-2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. - Cancer ( Country ) She was 60 years old - Singer and bassist - (She did, "If I Don't Stay The Night" and "Hard To Believe") - Worked with her half brother, Garth Brooks and with her mother, Colleen Carroll Brooks ("This House") and with Gus Hardin.

Anthony Delmonte Lyon - Died 11-4-2013 in Hilversum, The Netherlands - Illness ( Punk - Rock ) Born 6-30-1960 in Den Haag, The Netherlands - Drummer - Worked with The Mollesters, Herman Brood And His Wild Romance (They did, "Checkiní Out" (co-written by Lyon) and "(No More) Dancin' In The Street"), De Raggende Manne (They did, "Fok Me Niet Op" and "Lullen Bij De Bus") and Personnel (They did, "See Her Again Tonight").

Charlie Chesterman (aka Chuckie Suicide) - Died 11-4-2013 - Cancer ( Cowpunk - Rock ) Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Ona Stacka Bibles" and "Short, Brown Hair Brown Eyes") - Was a member of The Flashbacks, White Lunch, The Law, Scruffy The Cat (They did, "My Baby, She's Alright" and "Never Forget"), The Harmony Rockets (They did, "Thunderlizard"), The Legendary Motorbikes and Chaz And The Motorbike.

Lee Crystal - Died 11-6-2013 - Complications from multiple sclerosis ( Rock ) Drummer - Worked with The Boyfriends, Sylvain Sylvain, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (They did, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and "Fake Friends"), Crash Conference and Secret Chiefs.

Clyde Stacy - Died 11-6-2013 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S. - Car accident - ( Rockabilly ) Born 8-11-1936 in Eufala, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Hoy Hoy" and "So Young").

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (Maurice Benford McIntyre) - Died 11-9-2013 - Heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 3-24-1936 in Clarksville, Ark., U.S. - Played saxophone, flute, clarinet and percussions - Was a member of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians - Worked with Roscoe Mitchell, The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Muhal Richard Abrams.

Bob Gillett - Died 11-9-2013 in Waiheke Island ( Jazz ) He was 88 years old - Born in the U.S. - Saxophonist - Was a member of The Brew and The Underdogs - Worked with The Stan Kenton Orchestra - Produced Ray Columbus and The Rumour.

David Neil Bebbington - Died 11-10-2013 in Lancaster, UK - Single car accident - Born 1973 in Lancaster, UK - Was a member of Gruffalo's Child and Midlife Crisis.

 Soroush Farazmand (aka Looloosh) - Died 11-11-2013 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Shot ( Punk - Dance ) He was 27 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Yellow Dogs (They did, "Gastronomic Meal" and "Ooh My Soul!").

 Arash Farazmand (aka Sina) - Died 11-11-2013 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Shot ( Punk - Dance ) He was 28 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Yellow Dogs (They did, "Until The Night Was Done" and "Molly").

Ali Eskandarian - Died 11-11-2013 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Shot - He was 35 years old - Singer - (He did, "Song For Sarajevo") - Worked with The Yellow Dogs.

Ali Akbar Mohammed Rafie (aka Raefe Akhbar) - Died 11-11-2013 - Shot himself after a shooting spree - He was 29 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Free Keys.

Billy Adamson - Died 11-11-2013  in France ( Rock ) Drummer - Worked with The Searchers, Lulu and Emile Ford.

Bob Beckham - Died 11-11-2013 in Hermitage, TN, U.S. - He was 86 years old - Music publisher - Owner of Combine Music working with Dolly Parton, Larry Gatlin, Ray Stevens,  Kris Kristofferson and Jery Reed.

Georgina Anderson - Died 11-14-2013 - Liver cancer - Born 10-?-1998 - Singer and guitarist - (She did, "Two Thirds Of A Piece" and a version of, "I Can't Make You Love Me").

Olufemi Mayomi (aka Father U-Turn) - Died 11-17-2013 in Lagos, Nigeria - Kidney disease ( Dancehall ) He was 36 years old - Singer - (He did, "African Culture" and "Shakara And Yetunde").

Blackie Schackner (Alan Schackner) - Died 11-19-2013 ( Blues ) He was 96 years old - Played harmonica - He wrote the book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Chromatic Harmonica But Didn't Know Who to Ask.

James Errol Sweet - Died 11-19-2013 in Englewood Florida, U.S. ( Folk ) He was 71 years old - Was a member of The Sugar Sand Ramblers.

Pavel Bobek - The Ideologist of Czech Rock'n'Roll and the Gentleman of Czech Country - Died 11-20-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic - Illness ( Rock - Country ) Born 9-16-1937 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Singer - Co-founder of FAPS Orchestra - Worked with The Olympic ("Oh Boy" and "Sweet Little Sixteen") , Skupina F. R. Cecha ("Nedelni rano" and "Pojd stoupat jak dym"), Country Beat Jiriho Brabce ("Together Again" and "Daydream"), Gros ("Lasko, mne ubyva sil"), Skupina Milose Nopa, Johnny Cash and Charlie McCoy -  Academy Of Popular Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Nick Babeu - Died 11-21-2013 ( Punk ) Singer - Was a member of Trigger Effect (They did, Susceptibility" and "Voracity Just Can't Be Beat").

Ronny Coaches (aka Ronnie Coaches) (Ronnie Quainoo Coaches) - Died 11-21-2013 in Accra, Accra Metropolis District, Greater Accra Region, Ghana ( Hiplife ) Born in Ghana - He was half of the duo, Buk Bak (They did, "Feelings" and "Ex Girlfriend").

Paulo Camilo (aka Max Love) - Died 11-21-2013 in Quelimane, Mozambican - Shot by police - He was 19 years old - Musician.

Brian Dawson - Died 11-22-2013 ( Folk ) Born 8-16 or 17-1939 - Singer and musician - Was a member of The Meggies, The Higgeldy Piggeldy Band and The Broadside.

Wayne Mills (Jerald Wayne Mills) - Died 11-23-2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Shot ( Country ) He was 44 years old - Born in Arab, Ala., U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Led The Wayne Mills Band (They did, "Last Honky Tonk").

Ricky Sugarfoot Wellman (Ricardo Dalvert Wellman) (aka Ricky Tricky Sugarfoot Wellman) - Died 11-23-2013 - Pancreatic cancer ( Funk - Go Go ) Born 4-11-1956 in Bethesda - Drummer - Worked with Chuck Brown And The Soul Searchers, Miles Davis and Carlos Santana - Go-Go Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Olivia Wise - Died 11-25-2013 - Inoperable brain tumor ( Pop ) She was 16 years old - Singer - (She did, "Simple Girl" and a version of, "Roar").

Bob Day (Bernard Colin Day) - Died 11-25-2013 - Illness ( Pop ) Born 2-2-1941 - He was half of the duo The Allisons (They did, "Are You Sure?" and "Lessons In Love").

 Douglas Anderson-Jordet - Died 11-25-2013 in Arcata - Stabbed - He was 50 years old - Musician - Was a member of The Anderson Metcalf Band - Worked with Daniel Wilson.

Chico Hamilton (Foreststorn Hamilton) - Died 11-26-2013 in Manhattan, New York, NY, U.S.  ( Jazz ) Born 9-20-1921 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Drummer - (He did, "Carol's Walk" and "Conquistadores") - Was a member of Players and Euphoria - Worked with Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Buddy Collette, Slim & Slam, Jack Kelso, Sammy Davis Jr., Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton,  T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Lena Horne, Count Basie, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Billie Holiday and Gerry Mulligan - Brother of actor, Bernie Hamilton.

Arik Einstein (Arieh Einstein) (aka Ari Goren) - Died 11-26-2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel - Ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm ( Rock ) Born 1-3-1939 in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine - Singer and actor - (He did, "Ani Veata" and "Sa Le'at") - Worked with The Churchills, Batzal Yarok, Shlishiyat Gesher HaYarkon, HaHalonot HaGvohim, Shalom Hanoch, Miki Gabrielov, Itzhak Klepter, Shem Tov Levy and Yoni Rechter,

Lewis Collins - Died 11-27-2013 Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 5-26-1946 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, U.K. - Drummer, bassist and actor - Was a member of The Renegades and The Mojos (They did, "Goodbye Dolly Gray" and "Until My Baby Comes Home") - Worked with The Savoy Swinger, The Eyes, The Georgians and The Kansas City Five  - He turned down an audition with The Beatles - He was Bodie on TV's The Professionals.

Chet Kruley (Chester J. Krolewicz) - Died 11-27-2013 in Brockton, MA, U.S. ( Jazz ) He was 89 years old - Born in Cambridge, MA, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with Fletcher Henderson's Swing Band, Anita O'Day, Morgana King, Robert Goulet, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Fred Elias, Jimmie Lunceford, Jackie Gleason and Nat Pierce.

Robert Mulrooney (aka Bootsey X, The Pusherman of Love, Genius from the Waist Down and Wizard of Livonia) - Died 11-28-2013 in Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Brain cancer ( Rock - Punk ) He was 59 years old - Drummer and singer - Led Bootsey X And The Lovemasters and Surfin' Bootsey And The Tse-Tse Flies - Worked with The Ramrods, Nikki Corvette And The Convertibles, The Sillies and Dark Carnival.

Joe Bihari (Joseph Bihari) - Died 11-28-2013 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 5-20-1925 in Memphis, Tenn., U.S. - Co-owned (with his brothers) The Modern Records, Meteor Records and RPM record labels working with B.B. King, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Etta James - Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dick Dodd (Joseph Richard Dodd - Died 11-29-2013 in Fountain Valley, California, U.S. - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 10-27-1945 in Hermosa Beach, California, U.S. - Singer and drummer - Was a member of The Bel-Airs, Eddie & The Showmen and The Standells (They did, "Dirty Water" and "Why Did You Hurt Me?").

Oliver Cheatham - Died 11-29-2013 - Heart attack ( R&B - Funk ) Born 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "Get Down Saturday Night" and "S.O.S.") - Worked with Jocelyn Brown ("Turn Out The Lights" and "Mindbuster"), The Young Sirs, Mad Dog And The Pups, Gaslight, The Sins Of Satan, Roundtrip and Leo Sayer.

Tabu Ley Rochereau (Pascal Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabou) - Died 11-30-2013 in Brussels, Belgium ( Congolese Rumba ) Born 11-13-1927 in the western Congolese province of Bandundu - Singer - (He did, "Adios Thethe" and "Mokolo nakokufa").

Richard Coughlan - Died 12-1-2013 - Illness ( Prog Rock ) Born 9-2-1947 in Herne Bay, Kent, England - Percussionist - Was a member of The Wilde Flowers who became Caravan. (They did, "If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You" and "In The Land Of Grey And Pink").

Martin Sharp (Martin Ritchie Sharp) - Died 12-1-2013 in Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia - Emphysema - Born 1-21-1942 in Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia - Artist and cartoonist - (Co-wrote Cream's, "Tales Of Brave Ulysses") - Created the LP covers for Cream's Disraeli Gears and Wheels Of Fire - Produced posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan, Tiny Tim and Jimi Hendrix.

Junior Murvin (Murvin Junior Smith) (aka Junior Soul) - Died 12-2-2013 in Port Antonio, Jamaica ( Reggae ) Born about 1946 in Saint James, Jamaica - Singer - (He did, "Police And Thieves" and "Cool Out Son") - Worked with The Hippy Boys, The Mighty Falcons and The Tornadoes.

Rex Garvin - Died 12-2-2013 ( R&B ) Born 7-24-1940 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "Sock It To 'Em J.B." and wrote Johnnie And Joe's, "Over The Mountain, Across The Sea") - Led Rex Garvin And The Mighty Cravers (They did,"Go Little Willie" and "Emulsified") - Worked with The Hearts.

Rafal Wloczewski - Died 12-3-2013 in Warsaw, Poland ( Punk - Rock ) Born 1963 - Guitarist - Member of Teenage Love Alternative which became T. Love. (They did, "Warszawa" and "Rewolucja").

Werner Voss - Died 12-4-2013 in Hamburg - Liver cancer - Born 10-6-1941 - Radio personality - Hosted radio's,  Rock'n'Roll Museum for almost 40 years.

Andy Pierce (Anders Persson) - Died 12-5-2013 in Denmark - Brain hemorrhage ( Rock ) He was 45 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Nasty Idols (They did, "Don't Walk From Love" and "Cool Way Of Living").

Jack Purcell - Died 12-6-2013 ( Big Band ) He was 94 years old - Trombonist - Led The Jack Purcell Orchestra.

Stan Tracey (Stanley William Tracey) - Died 12-6-2013 - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 12-30-1926 in Denmark Hill, South London, England - Pianist - Worked with MJ6, Kenny Baker, Cab Calloway, Ted Heath's Orchestra, Tony Crombie, Carmen McRae, Vic Ash, Kenny Graham, Ronnie Scott's Group and Dizzy Reece.

Jerry Steinholtz (aka The Godfather) - Died 12-7-2013 ( Jazz ) Born 7-29-1937 - Percussionist - Worked with  Lee Ritenour, Diana Ross, The Four Tops, Louie Bellson, Chester Thompson, Emil Richards, Harvey Mason, Peter Erskine, John Guerin, Joe Porcaro, Lani Hall, The Carpenters, Gladys Knight, Paul Anka, Steve Lawrence And Eydie Gorme, Freda Payne, Phyllis Hyman, Steve Schaeffer, Larry Londin, Pete Christlieb, Conte Condoli, Bill Holman, Michael Franks, Chuck Findley, Bill Watrous, Lou Levy, Joe Pass, Frank Rosolino, Joe Farrell, Ralph Humphrey, Earl Palmer, Roy McCurdy, Buddy Rich and Mel Lewis.

Chick Willis (Robert Willis) - Died 12-7-2013 ( Blues ) Born 9-24-1934 in Cabaniss, Monroe County, Georgia, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "You're Mine" and "Stoop Down Baby") - Worked with with Elmore James - Cousin of singer, Chuck Willis and guitarist, Guitar Slim.

John Wyker (John Daniel Wyker III) - Died 12-8-2013 ( Rock ) Born 3-14-1945 in Florence, AL, U.S. - Was a member of Sailcat (They did, "Motorcycle Mama" and "Baby Ruth") - Worked with The Magnificent Seven, The Rubber Band, Eddie Hinton, Dan Penn and Delany Bramlett.

Lynne Kieran - Died 12-8-2013 - Born 5-16-1960 - Singer - Led Lynne's House - Was a member of The Rounder Girls (They did, "Lay Your Hand In His" and "For Friends") - Worked with Beat 4 Feet, Black Rose, Prime Cut, Joe Sample and Count Basic.

Roger Tillison -  Died 12-9-2013 in Glenpool ( Folk - Rock ) He was 72 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "One Good Friend" and "Lonesome Louie") - Worked with The Songdogs, J.J. Cale, Leathercoated Minds and Gypsy Trips.

Jim Hall (James Stanley Hall) - Died 12-10-2013 in New York, New York, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 12-4-1930 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Played guitar, double bass and piano - Worked with Chico Hamilton, The Jimmy Giuffre Three, Ben Webster, Bill Evans, Don Thompson, Terry Clarke, Paul Desmond, Ella Fitzgerald, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, George Shearing, Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Red Mitchell, Itzhak Perlman, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Sonny Rollins and Art Farmer - Was a member of the house band for TV's, The Merv Griffin Show.

Cole Williams (Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck) (aka The Child of Lov and Sun Patzer) - Died 12-10-2013 - Complications after surgery ( Funk ) Born 3-31-1987 in Lendelede, Belgium - Singer - (He did, "Fly" and "Give Me") - Worked with Damon Albarn and Doom.

George Buck (George H. Buck Jr.) - Died 12-11-2013 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Born 12-22-1928 in Elizabeth, NJ, U.S. - Co-owned The Palm Court Jazz Cafe - Operated nine record labels; Jazzology, G.H.B., Circle, Southland, American Music, Black Swan, Audiophile, Progressive and Solo Art - Produced Wild Bill Davison and Tony Parenti.

Tommy Ruger - Died 12-11-2013 - Complications from diabetes and other health issues ( Rock ) He was 67 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Nightcrawlers (They did, "The Little Black Egg" and "I Don't Remember") - Worked with Root Boy Slim And The Sex Change Band.

Zbigniew Karkowski - Died 12-12-2013 in Peru - Pancreatic cancer ( Experimental ) Born 3-14-1958 in Krakow, Poland - Musician - Was a member of Sensorband and MAZK (They did, "Visible" and "Exposed").

David Wertman - Died 12-14-2013 in Northampton - Cancer ( Jazz ) He was 61 years old - Bassist - (He did, "You Are My Love") - Was a member of The Lynne Meryl Band (Named after his wife, singer Lynne Meryl) and The Sun Ensemble - Worked with Billy Bang, Dave Pike, Arthur Blythe, Nancy Janoson, Charles Tyler, Ray Anthony, Erskine Hawkins, Les Elgart, Sy Zentner, Duffy Jackson, Melton Mustafa, Buddy Morrow, Patti Page, Joey Heatherton, Eugene Uman, Toni Tennile, Archie Shepp, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Wayne Newton, Ira Sullivan, Claire Arenius, The Four Freshmen, Marion Brown and Steve Reid.

Ray Price (Noble Ray Price) - Died 12-16-2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer ( Country - Gospel ) Born 1-12-1926 in Perryville, Texas, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Release Me" and "Crazy Arms") - Was a member of The Cherokee Cowboys - Worked with The Drifting Cowboys, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lolita Sevilla (Angeles Moreno Gomez) - Died 12-16-2013 in Madrid, Spain - Born 3-20-1935 in Seville, Spain - Singer and actress - (She did, "Ciego en Granada" and "La hija de Don Juan Alba") - Worked with los Hermanos Murillo.

Paul Baumer - Died 12-17-2013 - Cancer ( Dance ) Was a member of the duo, The Bingo Players (They did, "Cry (Just a Little)" and "Rattle").

Esther Gilmore - Died 12-17-2013 - Born 9-19-1918, in Havelock, Iowa, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Glenn Gilmore Band - Co-owner of the Gilmore Music store.

Ronnie Biggs (Ronald Arthur Biggs) - Died 12-18-2013 in Barnet, London, England - Born 8-8-1929 in Stockwell, Lambeth, London, England - He took part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 - (Sang for The Sex Pistols on, "No One Is Innocent").

 Papa Dom (Dominic Gamboa) - Died 12-18-2013 - Kidney failure ( Reggae - Punk ) Born 12-18-1965 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Tropical Depression (They did, "Kapayapaan" and "Bilog na Naman ang Buwan") - Worked with Betrayed, Skavengers and Lokal Brown.

Eric "Guitar" Davis - Died 12-19-2013 in South Shore, Chicago, U.S. - Shot in his car ( Blues ) He was 41 years old - Guitarist and drummer - Led Eric Guitar Davis And The Troublemakers - Worked with Jr. Wells, Lefty Dizz, Buddy Guy, BB King, CoCo Taylor, Billy Branch, Big James and The Chicago Playboys, Little Ed And The Blues Imperials, Booker T And The MGs, Lefty Dizz, Chico Banks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, B.B. Odom and Tyrone Davis -  Son of drummer, Bobby "Top Hat" Davis.

Herb Geller (Herbert Arnold Geller) - Died 12-19-2013 in Hamburg, Germany - Pneumonia ( Jazz ) Born 11-2-1928 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Played saxophone and flute - Worked with Jack Fina, Paul Desmond,  Shorty Rogers, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Holman, Shelly Manne, Marty Paich, Barney Kessel, Andre Previn, Quincy Jones, Wardell Gray, Jack Sheldon, Kenny Clarke, Kenny Drew, Martial Solal, Rene Thomas, Chet Baker, Claude Thornhill, Jerry Wald, Billy May and Lucky Millinder - He had been married to pianist, Lorraine Walsh.

David Richards - Died 12-20-2013 - Born 1956 in London, England - Illness - Producer and pianist - Worked with John Barry, Queen, David Bowie, Yes, Magnum, Chris Rea, Jimmy Nail, Iggy Pop and Duran Duran.

Ricky "Lord Infamous" Dunigan - Died 12-20-2013 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rap ) He was 40 years old - Was a member of Backyard Posse and Three 6 Mafia (They did, ""Da Summa" and "All Or Nothin").

Reginaldo Rossi (Reginaldo Rodrigues dos Santos) - King of Brega - Died 12-20-2013 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil - Lung cancer - Born 2-14-1944 in Recife, Brazil - Singer - (He did, "Garcom" and "Eu queria te odiar").

Nelly Omar (Nilda Elvira Vattuone) (aka La Gardel con polleras) - Died 12-20-2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Cardiac arrest ( Tango ) Born 9-10-1911 in Guaminí City, Guaminí, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Singer and actress - (She did, "Amar y callar" and "Lloraras, lloraras").

Bjorn J:son Lindh (Bjorn Johansson Lindh) - Died 12-21-2013 - Brain tumor - Born 10-25-1944 in Arvika, Sweden - Flautist and keyboardist - Worked with Ralph Lundsten, Janne Schaffer, Murray Head ("One Night In Bangkok"), Triangulus, Mike Oldfield and Staffan Scheja.

El Perlo de Triana (Eugenio Carrasco Morales) - Died 12-21-2013 in Seville, Andalusia, Spain ( Flamingo ) Born 1926 in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain - Singer and poet.

John Sibert - Died 12-21-2013 ( Country ) Born 11-24-1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. - Worked with The Tunesmiths ("Are You Teasing Me" and "There She Goes"), Kitty Wells, Big Jeff Bess, Lefty Frizzell, Little Jimmy Dickens, Gene Autry and The Everly Brothers - Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Dave Higgs - Died 12-21-2013 ( Rock - Post Punk ) Guitarist - Was a member of Eddie And The Hot Rods (They did, "Teenage Depression" and "Horseplay") - Worked with The Fix.

Diomedes Diaz (Diomedes de Jesus Díaz Maestre) (aka El Chivato and El Cacique de la Junta) - Died 12-22-2013 in Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia - Cardio respiratory arrest ( Vallenato ) Born 5-26-1956 in La Junta, La Guajira, Colombia - Singer - Worked with Nafer Duran, Colacho Mendoza, Juancho Rois, Juancho De la Espriella, Jorge Quiroz and Luciano Poveda.

Ricky Lawson (Richard David Lawson) - Died 12-23-2013 in Long Beach, California, U.S. - Brain aneurysm ( Jazz ) Born 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Yellowjackets (They did, "And You Know That" and "Sittin' In It") - Worked with The Sons of Soul, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Lionel Richie, George Duke, Michael Jackson, Babyface, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston ("I Will Always Love You"), Bette Midler, Sheila E., Al Jarreau, Russell Ferrante, Toto and Steely Dan.

Yusef Lateef (Yusef Abdul Lateef) (Born William Emanuel Huddleston) - Died 12-23-2013 in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, U.S. - Prostate cancer ( Jazz ) Born 10-9-1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. - Played saxophone, flute, oboe and bassoon - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Wilbur Harden, Cannonball Adderley, Herman Wright and Hugh Lawson.

German Coppini (German Coppini Lopez-Tormos) - Died 12-24-2013 in Madrid, Spain - Hepatic cancer ( Pop ) Born 1961 in  Santander, Cantabria, Spain - Singer and musician - Worked with Golpes Bajos and Siniestro Total (They did, "Sexo chungo").

Sarah Elizabeth Campbell - Died 12-26-2013 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Liver cancer ( Folk ) Singer and guitarist - (She did, "I Never Meant To Fall" and "Heartache") - Led Sarah Elizabeth Campbell And The Banned - Worked with Fiddlestix, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Marcia Ball.

Houston Wells (Andrew Smith) - Died 12-28-2013 ( Country ) Born 1938 in Northumberland, England - Singer - Led Houston Wells And The Marksmen (They did, "Only The Heartaches" and "Shutters And Boards"), Andy Smith And The Coasters and Houston Wells And The Premier Aces (They did, "Above And Beyond.

Ben Curtis (Benjamin Curtis) - Died 12-29-2013 - Lymphatic cancer ( Rock ) He was 35 years old - Guitarist, drummer, keyboardist and singer - Worked with Secret Machines (They did, "Pharaoh's Daughter" and "First Wave Intact"), UFOFU, Tripping Daisy (They did, "Your Socks Have No Name" and "Waited A Light Year") and School Of Seven Bells (They did, "Heart Is Strange" and "Babelonia").

Al Porcino (Angelo Paul Porcino) - Died 12-31-2014 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany - After a fall ( Jazz ) Born 5-14-1925 in New York City, NY, U.S. - Played trumpet - Worked with Louis Prima, Georgie Auld, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Charlie Barnet, Jerry Wald, Peggy Lee, Chubby Jackson, Pete Rugolo, Sammy Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Chuck Mangione, Anita O'Day, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Terry Gibbs, Stan Kenton, Al Cohn and Elliot Lawrence.

2014 January To June

Freed!

Yekaterina Samutsevich, Freed On Appeal In Russian Court. Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were released from prison, three months before their scheduled release because of a new Russian amnesty law.



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