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 - 2014 July To December

Doc Rock Presents,

2014 July To December
 Welcome to The Dead Rock Stars Club. This site is a list of dead rock singers and musicians, dead people associated with rock and dead people whose music helped influence and create rock (which I feel includes Jazz and Country artists), sorted by the date of their demise. This is a tribute to them.
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2014 July To December

Betty Cody (Rita Cote) - Died 7-1-2014 in Lewiston, Maine, U.S. ( Country ) Born 8-17-1921 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada - Singer - (She did, "Tom Tom Yodel" and "Please Throw Away The Glass") - She was married to musician, Hal Lone Pine - Maine Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Nick Charles - Died 7-1-2014 ( Blues ) Bassist - Worked with Billy Branch And The Sons Of Blues, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy and Son Seals .

Annik Honore - Died 7-3-2014 - Illness - Born 10-12-1957 in Mons, Belgium - Journalist and music promoter - Co-founder of the record label Les Disques du Crepuscule.

Giorgio Faletti - Died 7-4-2014 in Turin, Italy - Cancer - Born 11-25-1950 in Asti, Italy - Writer, actor, comedian and singer - Wrote songs for Fiordaliso.

Sharifah Aini (Sharifah Aini Syed Jaafar) (aka Kak Pah) - Died 7-5-2014 in Damansara Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia - Complications from lung fibrosis - Born 7-2-1953 in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia - Singer - (She did, "Tiga Malam").

Kathy Stobart (Florence Kathleen Stobart) - Died 7-5-2014 ( Jazz ) Born 4-1-1924 in South Shields, England - Played saxophone - Worked with Denis Rose, Ted Heath, Jimmy Skidmore, Art Pepper, Vic Lewis, Humphrey Lyttelton, Earl Hines, Buddy Tate, Zoot Sims, Marian McPartland, Dick Hyman and Peanuts Hucko - At one time she was married to pianist, Art Thompson.

Lois Johnson (Lois Johnson Scoggins) - Died 7-7-2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. ( Country ) Born 5-15-1942 in Union County, Tennessee, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Loving You Will Never Grow Old" and "I Hate Goodbyes") - Worked with Hank Williams Jr..

Frankie Dunlop - Died 7-7-2014 ( Jazz ) Born 12-6-1928 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Big Jay McNeely, Sonny Stitt, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Earl Hines, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Crawford, Joe Zawinul, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Thelonious Monk and Moe Koffman - Brother of pianist, Boyd Lee Dunlop.

John Spinks (John Frederick Spinks) - Died 7-9-2014 - He had liver cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 1954 - Guitarist - Was a member of Sirius B, Baseball Boys and The Outfield (They did, "Your Love" and "Everytime You Cry").

Skip Meyer (Philip Meyer) - Died 7-9-2014 ( Rock ) Born 10-31-1949 in Chicago, IL, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Shoes (They did, "When It Hits" and "Tomorrow Night").

Chris Grier - Died 7-10-2014 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( Experimental - Noise-Rock ) Born in Miami, FL, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with To Live and Shave in L.A., Scarcity Of Tanks, Thee Ultimate Vag and Kohoutek.

Tommy Ramone (Erdelyi Tamas) - Died 7-11-2014 in Queens, New York, U.S. - Bile duct cancer ( Punk - Bluegrass ) Born 1-29-1949 in Budapest, Hungary - Played drums, mandolin, guitar, banjo and dobro - Was a member of The Tangerine Puppets (They did, "Drop In The Bucket" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands") The Ramones (They did, "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend") and Uncle Monk (They did, "Wishing At The Moon" and "Airday") - Was an engineer for Jimi Hendrix - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Charlie Haden (Charles Edward Haden) - Died 7-11-2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 8-6-1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, U.S. - Played double bass - Was a member of The Liberation Music Orchestra - Worked with Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Archie Shepp, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Attila Zoller, Bobby Timmons, Tony Scott, Art Pepper, Keith Jarrett and Carla Bley.

Johnny Winter (Johnny Dawson Winter III) - Died 7-16-2014  in Zurich, Switzerland ( Rock - Blues ) Born 2-23-1944 in Beaumont, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Brother of guitarist and singer, Edgar Winter -  Blues Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Richard Nichols (aka The Kid) - Died 7-17-2012 - Leukemia - He was 55 years old - Manager and producer for The Roots.

James Govan - Died 7-18-2012 ( Blues - Soul ) Born 9-2-1949 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, drummer and guitarist - Worked with The Vans, The Boogie Blues Band and Charlie Wood.

Lionel Ferbos - Died 7-19-2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 1-17-1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Played trumpet - Worked with The Starlight Serenader, Captain Handy's Louisiana Shakers, Harold Dejan, Herbert Learyís Orchestra, The Palm Court Jazz Band,  Captain John Handy, The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra and Mamie Smith.

George Riddle (George V. Riddle) - Died 7-20-2014 in Indianapolis, IN, U.S. - Throat cancer ( Country ) Born 9-1-1935 in in Marion, IN, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with George Jones, The Jones Boys and Bill Carlisle - Wrote songs for Ray Charles, Tammy Wynette, Mickey Gilley, Del Reeves, Melba Montgomery and Margie Singleton.

Gene Walker - Died 7-21-2014 - Illness ( Jazz ) He was 76 years old - Saxophonist  - Worked with The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Neil Diamond, Jackie Wilson, King Curtis and Aretha Franklin - Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame Inductee.

Manolo Alvarez - Died 7-23-2014 in Caracas, Venezuela - Heart attack ( Pop - Rock ) Born 8-2-1944 - Drummer, singer, disc-jockey and producer - Founded Los 007 - Worked with Los Rangers, Los Darts, Ilan Chester and Daiquiri - As a disc jockey he had a program called "Desde el Comienzo" (From The Beginning).

Yoo Chae-yeong (Kim Soo-jin) - Died 7-24-2014 in Seoul, South Korea - Gastric cancer - Born 9-22-1973 in South Korea - Singer and actress - (She did, "Emotion" and "Another Decade") - Was half of the duo, US - Worked with Punsudeul and Cool.

Christian Falk - Died 7-24-2014 - Pancreatic cancer ( Rock - Punk - Electronica ) Born 4-25-1962 - Bassist, singer and producer - (He did, "Make It Right" and "Dream On") - Worked with Madhouse and Imperiet (They did, "Fred" and "C. C. Cowboys").

Jaan Arder - Died 7-24-2014 ( Rock ) Born 2-26-1952 - Sang and played guitar, mandolin and steel guitar - Was a member of Apelsin and Hortus Musicus.

Johnny Rebb (Donald James Delbridge) - Died 7-29-2014 ( Country - Rock - Surf ) Born 3-20-1935 - Singer - (He did, "Billy Blue Shoes"  and "Hey Sheriff") - Was a member of The Atlantics.

Sadanam Divakara Marar - Died 7-29-2014 - Born 4-29-1937 in Pazhur, Piravom, Kerala, India - Percussionist.

Giorgio Gaslini - Died 7-29-2014 in Borgo Val di Taro, Parma, Italy ( Jazz ) Born 10-22-1929 in Milan, Italy - Pianist - Worked with Eddie Gomez, Max Roach, Anthony Braxton, Roswell Rudd, Nacci Alberto, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Gato Barbieri and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Idris Muhammad (Leo Morris) - Died 7-29-2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 11-13-1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Fats Domino ("Blueberry Hill"), Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson and Pharoah Sanders.

Roger Barnes (Roger Wyndham Barnes) - Died 7-29-2014 ( Blues - Rock ) Born 4-23-1948 - Singer and harmonica player - Worked with Blueblood (They did "Death Letter Blues" and "Locomotive Blues") and Jive Alive (They did "City Girl" and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie").

Dick Wagner (Richard Allen Wagner) - Died 7-30-2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 12-14-1942 in Oelwein, Iowa, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Frost (They did, "Mystery Man" and "Donny's Blues") and The Bossmen (They did, "Baby Boy" and "You're The Girl For Me") - Worked with Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Dan Page, Ursa Major, Kevin Ulgenalp, Lou Reed and Kiss.

Murat Gogebakan - Died 7-31-2014 in Istanbul- Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 1968 in Adana, Turkey - Singer - (He did, "Ay Yuzlum").

Michael Johns (Michael John Lee) - Died 8-1-2014 in Tustin, California, U.S. ( Pop - Rock ) Born 10-20-1978 in Perth, Australia - Singer - (He did, "Heart On My Sleeve") - Was a member of Film and The Rising.

Rod de'Ath (Roderick Morris Buckenham de'Ath) - Died 8-1-2014 in London, England - Illness ( Rock ) Born 6-18-1950 in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK - Drummer - Worked with Killing Floor, Rory Gallagher, Ramrod and The Downliners Sect - Produced Road Erect.

Rosetta Hightower (Rosetta Jeanette Hightower) (aka Rosetta Hightower Green) - Died 8-3-2014 in Clapham, London, England, UK ( R&B ) Born 6-23-1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Orlons (They did, "The Wah Watusi" and "Don't Hang Up") - Worked with Dee Dee Sharp ("Mashed Potato Time"), John Lennon and Joe Cocker.

Jake Hooker (Jerry Mamberg) - Died 8-4-2014 in Malibu, California, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 5-3-1952 or 1953 in Haifa, Israel - Guitarist - Was a member of Streak which became The Arrows (They did, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" which Jake co-wrote with Alan Merril and "Touch Too Much") - Founder of Hook Entertainment - At one time married to actress and singer, Lorna Luft.

Val Eddy (Valentino E. Decastris) - Died 8-4-2014 in Rockford - Cancer and Parkinsonís disease ( Jazz ) Born 7-3-1926 in Rockford - Played bass, banjo and mandolin and was a singer - He was half of The Val Eddy Duo with Homer Carlson - Worked with Boyd Raeburn, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Del Courtney, Bob Vincent, Louie Armstrong, Lawrence Welk, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton.

Bo Boehm (Robert Boehm) - Died 8-8-2014 - Heart problem ( Rock ) He was 55 years old - Was a member of Too Much Hair For The BBC!, Clowns Smiling Backwards and half of the duo, Winduptoys.

Robin Williams (Robin McLaurin Williams) - Died 8-11-2014 near Tiburon, California, U.S. - Hanged himself - Born 7-21-1951 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Comedian and actor - Worked with Bobby McFerrin (They did a version of, "Come Together") - He also appears in Bobby McFerrin's video of, "Don't Worry Be Happy") - He portrayed Mork on TV's Mork & Mindy - Acted in the films Good Morning, Vietnam, Awakenings and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Tony Cahill - Died 8-13-2014 in Sydney - Brain tumour ( Rock ) Born 12-20-1941 in Melbourne, South Camberwell - Drummer and bassist - Was a member of The Purple Hearts and The Easybeats - Worked with Georgie Fame, Python Lee Jackson ("In A Broken Dream"), King Harvest, Ray Charles, Ike Turner, Screaming Lord Sutch, Donna Summer, Jimi Hendrix, The O'Jays and Martha Reeves - He had been married to singer, Sharon Robinson.

Rick Parashar (Rakesh Parashar) - Died 8-14-2014 in Queen Anne, Washington, U.S. - Natural causes - Born 12-13-1963 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. - Producer, recording engineer, keyboardist and percussionist - Co-founder of London Bridge Studio - Worked with Forced Entry, Alice In Chains, Litfiba, Nickelback, Blind Melon, Dinosaur Jr., 3 Doors Down, Melissa Ethridge, Bon Jovi, Unwritten Law, Temple Of The Dog, Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone and My Goodness.

Billy Rath - Died 8-16-2014 - Illness ( Punk ) He was 66 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The The Street Pirates - Worked with Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers (They did, "Born To Lose" and "One Track Mind") and Iggy Pop.

Toshio Mishima - Died 8-17-2014 in Kyoto, Japan - Hypoxia ( Hawaiian Music ) Born 11-10-1926 - Sang and played ukulele and guitar.

Ralph Morman (Ralph Bernard Morman Jr.) - Died 8-17-2014 in Ashland, Kentucky, U.S. - Illness ( Rock ) Born 1948 - Singer - Worked with The Outkast, The Joe Perry Project, BUX and Savoy Brown.

Charles M. Young - Died 8-18-2014 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Brain tumor ( Punk ) He was 63 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Iron Prostate  (They did, "Bring Me The Head Of Jerry Garcia") - Rock journalist for Rolling Stone magazine writing their first major pieces on The Ramones, Patti Smith, Television and The Sex Pistols.

Derek Rieth - Found dead 8-20-2014 - Shot himself ( Classical - Latin - Jazz - Pop ) He was 43 years old - Percussionist - Worked with Pink Martini.

Buddy MacMaster (Hugh Alan MacMaster) - King of the Jigs - Died 8-20-2014  in Judique, Nova Scotia, Canada - Born 10-18-1924 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada - Sang and played fiddle.

Jean Redpath - Died 8-21-2014 in Arizona, U.S. - Cancer ( Folk ) Born 4-28-1937 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Singer.

Inga Juuso - Died 8-23-2014 in Norway - Born 10-5-1945 in Mosjoen, Norway - Singer and actress - Worked with Barut - Appeared in the film The Kautokeino Rebellion.

Aldo Donati - Died 8-24-2014 in Rome, Italy - Born 9-2-1947 in Rome, Italy - Singer and composer - (He did, "Cantero cantero cantero") - Was a member of Gli Arciduchi and Schola Cantorum - His songs have been recorded by Mina Mazzini, Gianni Morandi, Andrea Bocelli and Stevie Wonder.

Tommy Gough (Talmoudge E. Gough) - Died 8-24-2014 in Flint, MI, U.S. - Throat cancer ( R&B ) Born 1939 - Singer - Was a member of The Crests (They did, "Sixteen Candles" and "Sweetest One") - United In Group Harmony Association (UGHA) Hall Of Fame Inductee and Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jason Curley (aka Cool Sticky) - Died 8-25-2014 ( Rock ) He was 42 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Tumbleweed.

Uziah Thompson - Died 8-25-2014 in Miami, Florida, U.S. - Heart attack ( Ska - Rocksteady - Reggae ) Born 8-1-1936 in Mannings Mountain, Jamaica - Singer and percussionist - Worked with The Wailers, Big Youth, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Bunny Wailer, Grace Jones, The Congos, Jimmy Cliff, Culture, Yabby You, Black Uhuru, Stephen Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Ziggy Marley, Sinead O'Connor, Michael Franti and The Wailing Souls.

Tim Williams (aka Rawbiz) - Died 8-26-2014 ( Rock ) Bassist - Worked with Suicidal Tendencies, Toni Braxton, Keyshia Cole and Boyz II Men.

Sandy Wilson (Alexander Galbraith Wilson) - Died 8-27-2014 - Born 5-19-1924 in Sale, Greater Manchester - Composer and lyricist - Wrote the musicals, The Boy Friend and Divorce Me, Darling!.

Peret (Pedro Pubill Calaf) - Died 8-27-2014 in Barcelona, Spain - Lung cancer ( Catalan Rumba ) Born 3-24-1935 in Mataro, Province, Barcelona, Spain - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Borriquito") - Worked with Jarabe de Palo, El Gran Silencio and David Byrne.

Jan Groth - Died 8-27-2014 - Cancer ( Rock ) Born 2-25-1946 in Greaker, Norway - Singer, keyboardist and guitarist - Was a member of Aunt Mary and Just 4 Fun.

Glenn Cornick (Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick) - Died 8-28-2014 in Hilo, Hawaii, U.S. - Congestive heart failure ( Rock ) Born 4-23-1947 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England - Played bass, guitar and organ - Was a member of Jethro Tull (They did, "Nothing To Say" and "To Cry You A Song") and Wild Turkey - Worked with The Jailbreakers, The Vikings, Formula One, The Hobos, The Executives, Karthago, Bob Welch' Paris and John Evan's Smash.

Joe Bethancourt (W.J. Bethancourt III) - Died 8-28-2014 ( Folk ) He was 68 years old - Born in El Paso, Texas, U.S. - Played 65 different instruments including banjo and guitar - Worked with Ma Tucker's String Band and The Bringers - Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Stuart Gordon - Died 8-28-2014 - Lung cancer ( Prog Rock - Pop ) Violinist and guitarist - Was a member of The Korgis (They did, "Young 'n' Russian" and "If I Had You") - Worked with Peter Hammill.

Bud Andrews (Curcy Hendricks Andrews Jr.) - Died 8-30-2014 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - Illness - Born 7-5-1940 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - DJ and producer - Produced gospel singer, Jerry Jordan and humorist, Jerry Clower.

Jimi Jamison (Jimmy Wayne Jamison) - Died 8-31-2014 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 8-23-1951 in Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (Co-wrote the theme song for TV's,  Baywatch) - Was a member of Target, Cobra and Survivor (They did, "The Moment Of Truth" and "Is This Love").

Bobbie Clarke (Robert William Woodman) (aka The Man Who Drummed The World) - Died 8-31-2014 - Illness ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 6-13-1940 in Coventry, England - Drummer - Led The Bobby Woodman Noise - Was a member of Vince Eagerís Beat Boys who became The Wildcats backing Marty Wilde - Worked with Eric Delaney, Johnny Hallyday's Golden Stars, Tom Jones, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Bodast, Chuck Berry, Vince Taylor And The Playboys, Arthur Lee's Love and Roundabout - Coventry Music Wall Of Fame Inductee.

Nicky da B (Nickesse Trimaine Toney) - Died 9-2-2014 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Illness ( Bounce ) He was 24 years old - Born in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - (He did, "Drop It Hot Potato Style" and  "Express Yourself").

Go Eun-bi (aka EunB and Eunbitamin) - Died 9-3-2014 in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea - Car accident ( Pop ) Born 11-23-1992 in Seoul, South Korea - Singer - Was a member of Ladies' Code (They did, "Bad Girl" and "Pretty Pretty").

Gustavo Cerati (Gustavo Adrian Cerati) - Died 9-4-2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina- Respiratory arrest ( Rock ) Born 8-11-1949 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Sang and played  piano, guitar and bass - (He did, "Rio Babel" and "Bocanada") - Was a member of Savage, Vozarron, Triciclo and Soda Stereo (They did, "Te Hacen Falta Vitaminas" and "Afrodisíacos").

Hopeton Lewis - Died 9-4-2014 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Kidney failure ( Reggae ) Born 10-3-1947 in Kingston, Jamaica - Singer - Worked with The Regals, Lynn Taitt And The Jets ("Take It Easy"), Byron Lee & The Dragonaires and Duke Reid.

Simone Battle - Died 9-5-2014 - Hung herself ( Pop ) Born 6-17-1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Singer and actress - (She did, "He Likes Boys") - Was a member of  G.R.L. (They did, "Ugly Heart" and "Girls Are Always Right").

Kerrie Biddell (Kerrie Agnes Biddell) - Died 9-5-2014 - Stroke (Jazz ) Born 2-8-1947 in Kings Cross, New South Wales - Singer and pianist - Worked with The Echoes, The Affair (They did a version of, "Sing A Simple Song"), The Daly Wilson Big Band and Dusty Springfield - She had been married to saxophonist, David Glyde.

Yoko Yamaguchi - Died 9-6-2014 - Respiratory failure - Born 5-10-1937 in Nagoya - Lyricist, actress and author - (She wrote Hiroshi Itsuki's, "Yokohama Tasogare" and  Yujiro Ishihara's, "Brandy Glass").

Yoshiko Otaka (aka Li Xianglan, Pan Shuhua and Shirley Yamaguchi) - Died 9-7-2014 in Tokyo, Japan - Born 2-12-1920 in Fushun, Manchuria - Singer and actress - (She did, "Fragrance Of The Night" and "Suzhou Serenade") - Acted in the films Japanese War Bride and House Of Bamboo.

Kwon Ri-sae (aka Rise) - Died 9-7-2014 in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea after a car accident ( Pop ) Born 8-16-1991 in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan - Singer - Was a member of Ladies' Code (They did, "Kiss Kiss" and "Hate You").

Gerald Wilson (Gerald Stanley Wilson) - Died 9-8-2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 9-4-1918 in Shelby, Mississippi, U.S. - Trumpeter - Worked with The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, The Great Lakes Experience Big Band,  Benny Carter, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie - Wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Benny Carter, Dinah Washington, Julie London, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson.

Eddie Smith - Died 9-9-2014 - Cancer ( Rock ) He was 55 years old - Singer and poet - Was a member of The Gargoyles.

Robert Young - Found dead 9-9-2014 in Hove, East Sussex ( Rock ) Born 1964 or 1965 - Played guitar, bass and harmonica - Was a member of Primal Scream (They did, "Slip Inside This House" and "Screamadelica") - Worked with Felt ("Get Out Of My Mirror" and "Cartoon Sky").

Al Neese - Died 9-10-2014 ( Jazz ) He was 82 years old - Born in Greensboro - Trumpeter - Led The Al Neese Jazz Project - Worked with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Jackie McLean.

Bob Crewe (Stanley Robert Crewe) - Died 9-11-2014 in Scarborough, Maine, U.S. ( Rock - Pop ) Born 11-12-1930 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. - Songwriter, dancer, singer and producer - Led The Bob Crewe Generation - His songs have been recorded by The Four Seasons ("Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Rag Doll"), Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels, Herman's Hermits ("Silhouettes"), The Rays, Diane Renay, Freddy Cannon, Michael Jackson, Lesley Gore, Patti LaBelle, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson - Songwriter's Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Cosimo Matassa - Died 9-11-2014 - Born 4-13-1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Recording engineer and studio owner - He recorded Fats Domino ("The Fat Man"), Tommy Ridgley, Little Richard ("Tutti Frutti"), Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Lee Dorsey, Dr John, The Spiders, Smiley Lewis and Bobby Mitchell - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee and Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Johnny Rotella - Died 9-11-2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 11-4-1920 in Jersey City, NJ, U.S. - Played clarinet and saxophone and was a composer - Worked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jerry Gray, Jimmie Haskell, Earle Hagen, Buddy Baker, Ethel Mermen, Billy Ekstine, Neil Diamond, Frank Zappa and Steely Dan - His songs have been recorded by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Rosemarie Clooney, Doris Day and Tony Bennett.

Andrea Marongiu - Died 9-12-2014 ( Dance ) Drummer - Was a member of The Crystal Fighters.

Joe Sample (Joseph Leslie Sample) - Died 9-12-2014 in in Houston, Texas U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 2-1-1939 in Houston, Texas U.S. - Keyboardist - Was a member of The Swingsters, The Modern Jazz Sextet and The Jazz Crusaders - Worked with Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, B. B. King, Joe Cocker, Minnie Riperton, B. B. King, Joni Mitchell, Anita Baker, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan and The Supremes - Father of bassist, Nicklas Sample.

Johnny Gus (John Frederick Gustafson) - Died 9-12-2014 ( Rock - Jazz Fusion ) Born 8-8-1942 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England -  Bassist, guitarist. pianist and singer - Worked with Cass And The Cassanovas, The Big Three, The Merseybeats, Gordon Giltrap Band, Johnny Gus Set, Episode Six, Roxy Music, Quatermass, Ian Gillan Band, Hard Stuff, John And Johnny, The Pirates, Poormouth, The Quotations, The Seniors and Shawn Phillips.

Tom Skeeter - Died 9-12-2014 - He was 82 years old - Owner of The Sound City Studios where artists Neil Young, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Ronnie James Dio, Weezer, Foreigner, Johnny Cash, The Black Crowes, Nirvana and The Red Hot Chili Peppers have recorded - Served as the CEO of Rainy Day Records and president and co-founder of Carman Productions.

Peter Gutteridge - Died 9-14-2014 in Auckland, New Zealand ( Rock ) Born about 1961 in Dunedin, New Zealand - Singer, guitarist and bassist - Worked with The Clean, The Chills, The Cartilege Family, The Great Unwashed, Snapper, The Alpaca Brothers and The Puddle.

Jackie Cain (Jacqueline Ruth Cain) - Died 9-15-2014 in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S. - Complications of a 2010 stroke ( Jazz ) Born 5-22-1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. - Singer - Was half of the duo Jackie And Roy (They did, "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" and "Full Moon") with her husband, Roy Kral - Worked with Charlie Ventura.

Bea Best (Beatrice Best) - Died 9-15-2014 ( R&B ) Born 1933 - Singer - Was a member of The Jive Five (They did, "A Happy Man" and "What Time Is It").

George Hamilton IV (George Hege Hamilton IV) - The International Ambassador of Country Music - Died 9-17-214 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - After a heart attack ( Country - Pop - Gospel ) Born 7-19-1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" and "Abilene") - North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Kenny Wheeler (Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler) - Died 9-18-2014 in London, England, UK ( Jazz ) Born 1-14-1930 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Played trumpet and flugelhorn - Worked with Tommy Whittle, John Stevens Parker, The Spontaneous Music Ensemble, The Globe Unity Orchestra, Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Tubby Hayes, John Dankworth, The Anthony Braxton Quartet, Eric Burdon, Azimuth and Ronnie Scott.

Milton Cardona - Died 9-19-2014 - Heart failure ( Jazz ) Born 11-21-1944 - Percussionist, bassist and singer - Worked with Kip Hanrahan, Paul Simon, Willie Colon, David Byrne, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Celia Cruz, Jack Bruce, Larry Harlow, Eddie Palmieri, Don Byron, Guaco, Hector Lavoe and Ned Rothenberg.

U. Srinivas (Uppalapu Shrinivas) - Died 9-19-2014 in Chennai, India - Born 2-28-1969 in Palakol, West Godavari Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India - Played mandolin - Worked with Michael Nyman, Nana Vasconcelos, Trey Gunn, John McLaughlin, Nigel Kennedy and Michael Brook.

Pete Shutler (Peter Cecil Shutler) - Died 9-21-2014 in Sherborne - Cancer ( Folk ) Born 10-6-1945 in Mudford, near Yeovil, Somerset - Accordionist and singer - Was a member of The Yetties.

Erik van der Wurff - Did 9-22-2014 in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands - Cancer - Born 7-8-1945 in De Bilt, Utrecht, Netherlands - Pianist and composer - Worked on film soundtracks (Ciske The Rat) and for television (Coverstory) - Collaborated with Van der Wurff.

George Hilliard - Died 9-24-2014 ( Soul ) He was 73 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Tymes (They did, "So Much In Love" and a version of, "Wonderful Wonderful")

Jaak Joala - Kremlin's Nightingale - Died 9-25-2014 - Born 6-26-1950 in Viljandi - Singer - Worked with Kristalllid, Virmalised (They did, "Taas on paev" and "Naer") and Radar.

Mark Loomis - Died 9-26-2014 in Hawaii, U.S. ( Rock ) Guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of The Chaparrals and The Chocolate Watchband (They did, "Let's Talk About Girls" and "Sitting There Standing") - Worked with The Shandells.

Lynsey de Paul (Lyndsey Meta Rubin) - Died 10-1-2014 in London, England - Brain haemorrhage ( Pop ) Born 6-11-1948 in Southwark, London, England - Singer and pianist - (She did, "Sugar Me" and "No Honestly") - Worked with Mott The Hoople.

Rob Skipper - Died 10-3-2014 in Brighton ( Rock - Folk ) He was 28 years old - Singer, guitarist and fiddler - Led Rob Skipper & The Musical Differences - Was a member of The Holloways (They did, "Generator" and "Two Left Feet") and Hares.

Paul Revere (Paul Revere Dick) - Died 10-4-2014 in Caldwell, Idaho, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 1-7-1938 in Harvard, Nebraska, U.S. - Keyboardist - Led Paul Revere & The Raiders (They did, "Indian Reservation" and "Kicks") - Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Hit Parade Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Leonard Delaney - Died 10-5-2014 in San Bernardino - Complications of Alzheimer's disease ( Rock ) Born 5-18-1943 - Drummer and pianist - Was a member of The Tornadoes (They did, "Bustiní Surfboards" and "Bumble Bee Stomp") - Worked with Frank Zappa.

Chris Cooper (Thomas Christopher Cooper) - Died 10-6-2014 ( Rock ) Born 4-18-1952 in Opelika, AL, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Mia, Roxx, Rage, The Cash Band, Tac Movement, The Bitter Wind and Rock Fossils.

Larry Penn (Lawrence J. Penn) - Died 10-7-2014 - Illness ( Folk ) Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Still Losing Jobs" and "Trickle Down").

Style Scott (Lincoln Valentine Scott) - Died 10-9-2014 in Manchester, Jamaica - Possible murder ( Reggae ) Born 4-29-1956 in Chapelton, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica - Drummer - Worked with Roots Radics, Dub Syndicate, Prince Far I, Bunny Wailer, Scientist and Creation Rebel.

Olav Dale - Died 10-10-2014 ( Jazz ) Born 10-30-1948 in Voss, Norway - Played saxophone and woodwinds - Led The Olav Dale Quartet - Worked with The Bergen Blues Band, The Bergen Big Band, Dag Arnesen, Son Mu and The Gambian-Norwegian Friendship Orchestra

Geoff Nugent (Gordon Geoffrey Nugent) - Died 10-12-2014 ( Rock ) Born 2-23-1943 in Garston Liverpool, England - Guitarist and singer - He was a member of The Vegas Five and Bob Evans And The Five Shillings who became The Undertakers (They did, "Just A Little Bit" and "I Fell In Love").

Mark Bell - Died 10-12-2014 - Complications after surgery ( Electronica - Techno ) Born 1971 - Played synthesizer - Was a member of  LFO (They did, "Freak" and "LFO") - Collaborated with Bjork and Depeche Mode.

Ikey Owens (Isaiah Randolph Owens) - Died 10-14-2014 in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico - Heart attack ( Rock - Reggae - Hip-Hop - Dub ) Born 12-1-1974 in Long Beach, California, U.S. - Keyboardist - Worked with The Look Daggers, The Long Beach Dub Allstars, Gravy Train!!!, Born Jamericans, Wailing Souls, Radioinactive, Heavens, Prefuse 73, De Facto, The Mars Volta, Pocket Lent, Shuggie Otis, The Aquabats, Blowfly, Barrington Levy, Mastodon, Teen Heroes and Jack White.

Tim Hauser (Timothy DuPron Hauser) - Died 10-14-2014 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( Jazz - Folk - Doo-Wop - Pop ) Born 12-12-1941 in Troy, New York, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Criterions (They did, "I Remain Truly Yours" and "Don't Say Goodbye"), The Troubadours Three, The Villanova Singers, The Villanova Spires/Coventry Lads and The Manhattan Transfer (They did versions of, "Tuxedo Junction" and "The Boy From New York City").

Clive Jones (aka Clive Beer-Jones) (Clive Alan Jones) - Died 10-16-2014 - Cancer ( Prog ) Born 5-28-1949 in Leicester, Leicestershire - Played saxophone and flute - Was a member of Black Widow (They did, "Wish You Would" and "Come To The Sabbat").

Raphael Ravenscroft - Died 10-19-2014 in Exeter, England - Possible heart attack ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 6-4-1954 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England - Played saxophone - (He did, "Maxine") - Worked with Gerry Rafferty ("Baker Street"), Pink Floyd, Bonnie Tyler, Abba, Marvin Gaye, America, Maxine Nightingale, Brand X, Daft Punk, Kim Carnes, Mike Oldfield, Chris Rea, Robert Plant and Hazel O'Connor.

John Holt (Winston Holt) - Died 10-19-2014 in St John's Wood, London, England - Colon cancer ( Reggae ) Born 7-11-1947 in Kingston, Jamaica - Singer - (He did, "Stick By Me" and "Police In Helicopter") - Was a member The Binders who became The Paragons (They did, "The Tide Is High" and "Wear You To The Ball") - Worked with  Alton Ellis and Bunny Lee.

James Levesque - Died 10-19-2014 ( Punk ) He was 55 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Agent Orange (They did, "Everything Turns Grey" and "Living In Darkness").

Tyson Stevens - Died 10-21-2014 - Possible heroin overdose ( Rock ) He was 29 years old - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Scary Kids Scaring Kids (They did, "Changing Priorities" and "The City Sleeps In Flames").

Alvin Stardust (Bernard William Jewry) - Died 10-23-2014 in Ifold, West Sussex, England - Illness ( Rock ) Born 9-27-1942 in Muswell Hill, North London, England - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "My Coo Ca Choo" and "You, You, You") - Was a member of Shane Fenton And The Fentones (They did, "Cindy's Birthday" and "I'm A Moody Guy") - Worked with Sheila Walsh ("I Hope And I Pray") - Husband of actress and choreographer, Julie Paton - He had been married to actress, Liza Goddard and Iris Caldwell, the sister of Rory Storm.

Jeanne Black (Gloria Jeanne Black) - Died 10-23-2014 in Orem, California,, U.S. ( Country ) Born 10-25-1937 in Pomona, California, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "He'll Have To Stay") - She was the wife of singer and guitarist, Billy Strange.

Jack Bruce (John Symon Asher Bruce) - Died 10-25-2014 in Suffolk, England - Liver disease ( Rock - Jazz - Blues ) Born 5-14-1943 in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland - Played bass, keyboards, harmonica and cello and was a singer - (He did, "I'm Gettin Tired") - Was a member of Cream (They did, "Sunshine Of Your Love" and "Tales Of Brave Ulysses") and West, Bruce & Laing - Worked with Jim McHarg's Scotsville Jazzband, The Murray Campbell Big Band, Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Quartet, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Robin Trower, Manfred Mann and Powerhouse - Rock Snd Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Marcia Strassman - Died 10-25-2014 in Sherman Oaks, California, U.S. - Breast cancer ( Pop - Rock ) Born 4-28-1948 in New York City, New York, U.S. - Actress and singer - (She did, "The Flower Children" and "Star Gazer") - Worked with Kim Fowley - She was Julie Kotter on TV's, Welcome Back, Kotter and Diane Szalinski in the film, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.

Shin Hae Chul (aka Crom, Demon Lord and Cult Leader) - Died 10-27-2014 Seoul, South Korea - After a heart attack ( Avant-Garde Pop Rock ) Born 5-6-1968 in Seoul, South Korea - Guitarist and pianist -  Was a member of N.EX.T .

Willie Lewis (William Lewis Klug) - Died 10-?-2014 - During heart ablation surgery ( Rockabilly ) Born 9-27-1946 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Tthe Unknowns who became Willie & The String Poppers (They did, "The Rockin' Blues" and "Whatever Happened To That Rock & Roll?") - Founder of Rock-a-Billy Record Company.

Wayne Static (Wayne Richard Wells) - Died 11-1-2014 ( Metal ) Born 11-4-1965 in Muskegon, Michigan, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of Deep Blue Dream and Static-X (They did, "Stingwray" and "Grind 2 Halt") - He was the husband of actress, Tera Wray.

Hugues Le Bars (aka Ch'Kinteu) - Died 11-1-2014 - Illness - Born 1950 in Versailles Yvelines, France - Composer and multi-instrumentalist - Wrote music for films ("Confessions d'un barjo") and TV ("Oggy et les Cafards") - Collaborated with Bertrand Blier ("Les Cotelettes") - Son of painter and sculptor, Charles Le Bars.

Michael Shamberg (Michael H. Shamberg) - Died 11-1-2014 - Illness - Born 10-27-1952 in New York, New York, U.S. - Music video producer - Worked with New Order and Lawrence Weiner.

Acker Bilk (Bernard Stanley Bilk) - Died 11-2-2014 in Bath, Somerset, England ( Jazz ) Born 1-28-1929 in Pensford, Somerset, England - Singer and  clarinettist - (He did, "Stranger On The Shore" and "I Like Beer") - Was a member of The Chew Valley Jazzmen which became The Bristol Paramount Jazz Band - Worked with Ken Colyer's band.

Michael Coleman - Died 11-2-2014 ( Blues ) Born 6-24-1956 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Led The Backbreakers - Worked with Midnight Sun, Junior Wells, Johnny Dollar, Buster Benton, Jimmy Dawkins, Eddy Clearwater, James Cotton, Malik Yusef, Syl Johnson, Aron Burton and John Primer.

Augusto Martelli - Died 11-3-2014 in Milan, Italy - Born 4-15-1940 in Genoa, Italy - Composer, conductor and arranger - (He wrote, "Djamballa" the theme for the film "Il dio serpente") - Collaborated with singer, Mina - Co-founded the record company PDU - Son of composer, Giordano Bruno Martelli.

Bernie Fleischer - Died 11-3-2014 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. - Born 11-10-1931 - Played reeds - Was a member of The Baja Marimba Band (They did, "Comin' In the Back Door").

Gary McMillan (Gary Lane McMillan)- Died 11-5-2014 - Lung cancer ( Rock ) Born 9-13-1938 in St Paul, Minnesota, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Standells (They did, "Dirty Water" and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White").

Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Baliardo) - Died 11-5-2014 in Montpellier, France ( Flamenco ) Born 8-7-1921 in Sete, France - Guitarist.

Rick Rosas - Died 11-6-2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Lung disease ( Rock ) Born 9-10-1949 in West Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of Mark & The Escorts and Tango - Worked with Etta James, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Bluenotes, The Buffalo Springfield, The Creatures, Johnny Rivers, Ron Wood, Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh, The Waddy Wachtel Band and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Maggie Boyle - Died 11-6-2014 - Cancer ( Folk ) Born 12-24-1956 in Battersea, south London, England - Sang and played flute, whistle and bodhran - Was a member of The Boyle Family, Ship Of Fools and Grace Notes - Worked with Ralph McTell, Peter Bellamy, Jez Lowe, Gordon Tyrrall, Duck Baker, John Renbour, Bert Jansch, John McCormick, Damien Barber, Ben Paley and Pete Coe - At one time married to singer, Steve Tilston - Mother of guitarist, Joe Tilston.

Big Paybacc (Habeeb Ameer Zekajj) - Died 11-6-2014 in Palmdale, California - Shot ( Rap ) (He did, "Gangster Love").

Hugo Duarte (Hugo A. Duarte) - Died 11-7-2014 ( Folk - Country ) He was 59 years old - Born in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Frozen Gringos" and "A Nickel and a Bad Name") - Was a member of The Full Sail Band - Worked with Jimmy Buffett, Fingers Taylor, Russ Kunkel, Michael Utley and Larry M. Lee.

Jonathan Athon - Died 11-9-2014 - Motorcycle accident ( Metal ) He was 32 years old - Bassist -  Was a member of Black Tusk (They did, "Truth Untold" and "Snake Charmer").

Big Bank Hank (Henry Lee Jackson) (aka Imp the Dimp) - Died 11-11-2014 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S. - Kidney complications due to cancer ( Rap ) Born 1-11-1956 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. - Was a member of The Sugarhill Gang (They did, "Rapper's Delight" and "Sugarhill Groove").

Buddy Catlett (George James Catlett) - Died 11-12-2014 ( Jazz ) Born 5-13-1943 - Bassist and multi-instrumentalist - Worked with Louis Armstrong, Bill Coleman, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Quincy Jones, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Taylor, Bumps Blackwell, Junior Mance, Chico Hamilton, Johnny Griffin, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Cal Tjader.

Little Joe Washington (Marion Washington) - Died 11-13-2014 ( Blues ) Born 3-1-1939 - Sang and played guitar and drums - (He did, "Hard Way" and "Someone Loves Me") -  Worked with Lightnin' Hopkins, Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland.

Carlos Emilio Morales - Died 11-13-2014 ( Jazz ) Born 11-6-1939 - Guitarist - Worked with The Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and Irakere.

Mike Burney (Michael Burney) - Died 11-13-2014 - Cancer ( Rock - Pop - Jazz ) Born 11-1-1944 in Great Barr, Birmingham, England - Played saxophone, flute and clarinet - Worked with Roy Wood's Wizzard, The Beach Boys, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Fury, Chaka Khan, Ruby Turner, Adam Faith, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, Memphis Slim, Steve Winwood, Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Dionne Warwick, The Million-Airs Big Band & Concert Orchestra and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Johnny Elichaoff (aka Johnny Toobad) - Died 11-13-2014 in Bayswater, London, England - Fell from the top of a shopping center ( Rock ) He was 55 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Baby And The Blackspots - Worked with The League Of Gentlemen, The B-52's and Stark Naked And The Car Thieves - Was a manager for Tears For Fears - Ex-husband of fashion guru, Trinny Woodall.

Morteza Pashaei - Died 11-14-2014 in Tehran, Iran - Stomach cancer ( Pop ) Born 8-13-1984 in Tehran, Iran - Composer and singer - (He did, "Be Dadesh Residam" and "Setayesh").

Brian Griffith - Died 11-14-2014 ( Blues - Reggae - Rock - Country - Jazz ) He was 60 years old - Born in Hamilton - Guitarist - Worked with Willie Nelson, Lori Yates, Tom Wilson, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Harrison Kennedy and Dave Rave.

Cherry Wainer - Died 11-15-2014 in Las Vegas, U.S., Nevada, U.S. - Born 3-2-1935 in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa - Played The Hammond organ - Was a member of Lord Rockingham's XI (They did, "Hoots Mon" and "Fried Onions").

Jimmy Ruffin (Jimmy Lee Ruffin) - Died 11-17-2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. ( Soul ) Born 5-7-1936 in Collinsville, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer - (He did, "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted"and "Hold On To My Love") - Worked with The Dixie Nightingales, Maxine Nightingale, Brenda Holloway and Robin Gibb - Brother of David Ruffin of The Temptations.

Florian Kondi (aka Doktor Flori and Dr. Flori) - Died 11-17-2014 - Cardiac arrest ( Rap ) Born 2-28-1979 in Tirane, Albania - Was a member of The West Side Family (They did, "O cike cike") - Worked with Ermal Mamaqi.

Dave Appell - Died 11-18-2014 - Born 3-24-1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. - Guitarist, engineer and arranger - Led The Dave Appell Four who became The Applejacks (They did, "Rocka-Conga" and "The Mexican Hat Rock") - Worked with Charlie Gracie ("Butterfly"), John Zacherle ("Dinner With Drac"), The Orlons, Chubby Checker, Dee Dee Sharp, Bobby Rydell and The Dovells - Arranged for Benny Carter and Earl "Fatha" Hines and produced Tony Orlando And Dawn.

Johnny Okura (Yoichi Okura) - Died 11-19-2014 in Tokyo, Japan - Pneumonia ( Rock ) Born 9-3-1952 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Carol (They did, "Louisiana" and "Funky Monkey Baby") - Acted in the films, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Boiling Point.

Riff West (Ralph E. West Jr.) - Died 11-19-2014 - Illness due to a car accident ( Rock ) Born 4-13-1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. - Bassist and singer - Worked with The Chessmen, Angel, White Witch, Molly Hatchet, Foghat, and Gator Country.

Jeremy Pryor (Arthur C. Pryor Jr.) - Died 11-21-2014 - Car accident - He was 32 years old - Drummer, bassist and guitarist - Worked with Billy Swayze.

Claire Barry (Clara Bagelman) (Claire Barry Easton) - Died 11-22-2014 in Aventura, Florida, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 10-17-1920 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Singer - Was one half of The Bagelman Sisters and The Barry Sisters, also known as Merna And Claire Barry.

Clive Palmer - Died 11-23-2014 in Penzance, Cornwall, England - Illness ( Folk ) Born 5-13-1943 in Edmonton, North London, England - Played banjo - Was a member of The Incredible String Band (They did, "Empty Pocket Blues" and "October Song"), The Famous Jug Band, The Stockroom Five, The Temple Creatures and C.O.B. (Clive's Original Band).

Agustin Briolini - Died 11-23-2014 in Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina - Electrocuted by a microphone ( Rock ) Born 4-6-1992 in Las Sierras, Cordoba, Argentina - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Krebs.

Petr Hapka - Died 11-25-2014 in Okor, Czech Republic - Born 5-13-1944 in Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia - Composer and singer - Wrote music for films which includes "Perinbaba" and "Devate srdce" - Collaborated with lyricist, Michal Horacek.

Sabah (Jeanette Gergis Al-Feghali) - Empress of the Lebanese Song - Died 11-26-2014 in Beirut, Lebanon ( Pop - Arabic Music - Lebanese Music ) Born 11-10-1927 in Bdadoun, Greater Lebanon - Singer and actress - (She did, "Zay el-Assal" and "Akhadou el-Reeh").

Frances Nero (Willie Frances Peak) - Died 11-28-2014 ( Soul ) Born 3-13-1943 in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Keep On Lovin' Me" and "Footsteps Following Me") - Worked with The Tams (with William "PO Bill" Mills) and The Untils.

Thomas Warren (Thomas Daniel Warren) - Died 11-29-2014 in Indian River County, Florida, U.S. - Car accident - He was 24 years old - Singer, bassist and guitarist - Was a member of The Sweet Chariots.

Luc De Vos - Died 11-29-2014 in Ghent, Belgium ( Rock ) Born 7-12-1962 in Evergem-Wippelgem, Belgium - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Gorki (They did, "Lieve kleine piranha" and "Joerie") and Automatic Buffalo.

Al Byron - Died 11-29-2014 - (Co-wrote Bobby Vinton's, "Roses Are Red (My Love)" and Elvis Presley's, "Something Blue").

Jon Ster - Died 11-29-2014 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - Heart failure ( Metal ) He was 52 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Lillian Axe, Stiff and Brand New Machine - Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jeff Tucci (aka HoHo Spade) - Died 11-?-2014 ( Punk ) Guitarist - Worked with Load and Jack Off Jill (They did, "Girl Scout").

Steve Merrick (Walter John Pert) - Died 12-?-2014 - Illness ( Jazz - Easy Listening ) He was 91 years old - Born near Ben Nevis, Scotland - Sang and played piano and accordian - Was a resident singer for the Scottish Radio Orchestra - Worked with Spike Milligan and Josh White.

Bobby Keys (Robert Henry Keys) - Died 12-2-2014 in Franklin, Tennessee, U.S. - Cirrhosis ( Rock - Jazz ) Born 12-18-1943 in Slaton, Texas, U.S. - Saxophonist - Worked with The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, John Lennon, Joe Cocker, The Plastic Ono Band, Bobby Vee, Bloodkin, Buddy Holly, Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson, Graham Nash, Sheryl Crow, Chuck Berry, Donovan, Warren Zevon, Marvin Gaye, Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Dr. John, Jim Carroll and Eric Clapton.

Ian McLagan (Ian Patrick McLagan) - Died 12-3-2014 in Austin, Texas, U.S. - Stroke ( Rock ) Born 5-12-1945 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England - Keyboardist - Was a member of The Muleskinners, The Boz People, The Small Faces, The Faces, The Empty Hearts and Ian McLagan & The Bump Band - Worked with The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, The New Barbarians,  Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, The Black Crowes, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Westerberg, Warren Haynes, Izzy Stradlin, Frank Black, Nikki Sudden, The Blokes, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen and John Mayer - He had been married to model, Kim McLagan - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee.

Paul Ferrara - Died 12-3-2014 in Kenner - Lung cancer ( Jazz ) Born 1938 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with The Dukes Of Dixieland, Louis Prima ("Sing Sing Sing" and "That Old Black Magic"), Al Hirt, Santo Pecora, Sharkey Bonano, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Pete Fountain - Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Graeme Goodall - Died 12-3-2014 - Natural causes - Born 9-21-1932 Melbourne Victoria, Australia - Founded Pyramid Records which released Desmond Dekkerís, "The Israelites" and  founded Attack Records - Co-founded Island Records with Chris Blackwell and Leslie Kong - Engineered songs by Laurel Aitken, Derrick Morgan, Eric Clapton, Bunny Lee, Mighty Sparrow, The Skatalites and Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Sonny Bivins (Edward Bivins) - Died 12-3-2014 ( R&B ) Born in 1-15-1936 in Macon, GA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Manhattans (They did, "Kiss And Say Goodbye" and "Shining Star").

Nick Talbot (aka Gravenhurst) - Death announced 12-4-2014 ( Rock ) He was 37 years old - Singer, multi-instrumentalist and journalist - Was a member of Assembly Communications and Gravenhurst (They did, "Animals" and "The Velvet Cell") - Worked with Bronnt Industries Kapital.

Bob Montgomery - Died 12-4-2014 in Lee's Summit, Missouri, U.S. - Parkinson's disease ( Rock ) Born 5-12-1937 in Lampasas, Texas, U.S. - (Co-wrote Buddy Holly's, "Heartbeat" and "Love's Made A Fool Of You") - Was one half of the duo, Buddy and Bob with Buddy Holly - Produced Bobby Goldsboro.

Manuel De Sica - Died 12-5-2014 in Rome, Italy - Heart attack - Born 2-24-1949 in Rome, Italy - Composer - Wrote the scores for the films, A Place For Lovers and Celluloide.

Giuseppe Mango (aka Pino) - Died 12-7-2014 in Policoro, Italy - After a heart attack on stage ( Pop - Folk - World ) Born 11-6-1954 in Lagonegro, Italy - Singer - (He did, "Lei verra" and "Oro") - He was married to singer, Laura Valente.

Brian Goble (aka Wimpy Roy and Sunny Boy Roy) (Brian Roy Goble) - Died 12-7-2014 - Heart attack ( Punk ) Born 1957 - Bassist and singer - Worked with Stone Crazy, The Subhumans (They did, "Death To The Sickoids" and "Firing Squad"), The Skulls and D.O.A. (They did, "Already Dead" and "Beatin' Rock 'N' Roll To Death").

TC Edwards (Stanley Edwards) - Died 12-7-2014 in Little Rock, Ark., U.S. ( Metal ) He was 43 years old - Singer - Led TC And The Eddies (They did, "Blame It On You" and "Mistreater").

Earl Hayes (Earl Warren Hayes) - Died 12-8-2014 Los Angeles , CA, U.S. - Shot himself after killing his wife actress, Stephanie Moseley ( Rap ) He was 34 years old - (He did, "Images" and "On The Block").

Gray Gideon (aka Beige) (Gray St. Germain Gideon) - Died 12-9-2014 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. ( Electronic Music ) Born 5-22-1984 in Dallas Texas, U.S. - Musician - Was a member of Ghosthustler - Worked with Fur.

Winfred "Blue" Lovett - Died 12-10-2014 ( R&B ) Born 11-16-1940 in New Jersey, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Manhattans (They did, "Kiss And Say Goodbye" and "Shining Star").

Dawn Sears - Died 12-11-2014 in Gallatin, Tenn., U.S. - Lung cancer ( Country ) Born 12-7-1961 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Runaway Train" and "Old Fashioned Broken Heart") - Was a member of The Time Jumpers - Worked with Vince Gill - She was married to fiddler, Kenny Sears.

Raoul Cita (Raoul J. Cita) - Died 12-13-2014 - Cancer ( R&B ) Born 2-11-1928 in Newark, NJ, U.S. - Singer and pianist - Was a member of The Harps who became The Harptones (They did,  "Sunday Kind Of Love" and "Life Is But A Dream") and The Royale Cita Chorus - Worked with Gloria Hawkins, The Dreamers, Mabel King, The Joytones, The Hearts, Peggy Farmer, The Lyrics, Carol Blades, The Neons, The Rubies and Herb Lance - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Millie Kirkham (Mildred Eakes) - The Nashville Soprano - Died 12-14-2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Following a stroke ( Gospel ) Born 6-24-1923 in Hermitage, Tennessee, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Jordanaires, Patti Page, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison ("It's Over"), Bobby Vinton ("Blue Velvet"), Brenda Lee ("I'm Sorry"), Roy Orbison, Eddie Arnold, Bob Dylan, Charley Pride, The Anita Kerr Singers, Loretta Lynn, Hank Snow, Reba McEntire, Ferlin Husky ("Gone") and Elvis Presley ("The Wonder Of You" and "How Great Thou Art") - She had been married to drummer, Doug Kirkham.

Alun "Sbardun" Huws - Died 12-15-2014 ( Rock ) Was a member of Tebot Piws (They did, "Y Dref Wen" and "Mae Gen I Garad").

Wendy Rene (aka Mary Cross) (Mary Frierson) - Died 12-16-2014 ( R&B ) Born 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee U.S. - Singer - (She did, "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" and  "Bar-B-Q") - Was a member of The Drapels - Worked with Rufus Thomas and Otis Redding - Wife of songwriter,  James Cross.

Alan Bown (Alan James Bown) - Died 12-16-2014 in Slough, Berkshire ( Rock - R&B - Soul - Jazz - Psychedelic ) Born 7-21-1942 in Slough, Berkshire - Trumpet player - Led The Alan Bown Set (They did, "We Can Help You" and "Still As Stone") - Worked with The Embers and The John Barry Seven.

Roberto Fortunato Rojas - Died 12-17-2014 in Coyoacan in Mexico City, Mexico - Shot while in a taxi ( Merengue ) He was 40 years old - Singer - Was a member of Merenglass and Kche Bandazza (They did, "Gata" and "Fresa Salvaje").

Chris Warwick (Christopher Andrew Warwick) - Died 12-17-2014 in Newcastle, England ( Punk ) He was 41 years old - Guitarist - Worked with The Exiles, Black Spirit Gauge and Thirteen Stars.

Larry Henley (Lawrence Joel Henley) - Died 12-18-2014 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease - Born 6-30-1937 in Arp, Texas, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (Co-wrote, "Wind Beneath My Wings") - Was a member of The Newbeats (They did, "Bread And Butter" and "Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)") - His songs have been recorded by Bette Midler, Judy Collins, Perry Como, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Barbara Streisand, Delbert McClinton, Lynn Anderson, The Carter Family and Kenny Rogers - Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.

John Fry (Jonathan Fry) - Died 12-18-2014 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Cardiac arrest ( Rock - Soul - Pop ) Born 12-31-1944 - Engineer, producer, label and studio owner - Founded Ardent Records - Engineered and produced Big Star - Memphis Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Larry Smith (Lawrence Michael Smith) - Died 12-18-2014 in Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S. - Complications from a stroke ( Hip-Hop ) Born 6-11-1951 in St. Albans, Queens, New York, U.S. - Producer - He produced Whodini's "Escape" and co-produced Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut and "King Of Rock".

Barbara Jones (Barbara Nation) - Died 12-19-2014 in Kingston, Jamaica - Pneumonia ( Reggae - Gospel ) Born 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica - Singer - (She did, "Sad Movies" and "Just When I Needed You Most") - Worked with Jimmy Cliff.

Chip Young (Jerry Marvin Stembridge) - Died 12-20-2014 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Complications from heart surgery ( Country - Rock - Pop ) Born 5-19-1938 in Atlanta, GA, U.S. - Guitarist and producer - Worked with Dolly Parton ("Jolene"), Elvis Presley ("Guitar Man"), Jerry Reed, Joe South, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Carl Perkins, The Oak Ridge Boys, Skeeter Davis, Ann-Margret and Charley Pride ("Kiss An Angel Good Morning") - Produced Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Mathis and Delbert McClint - National Thumbpickers Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Udo Jurgens (aka Udo Bolan) - Died 12-21-2014 in Munsterlingen, Switzerland ( Pop ) Born 9-30-1934 in Klagenfurt, Federal State of Austria - Singer, pianist and composer - (He wrote Shirley Bassey's, "Reach For The Stars" and Vince Hill's, "Merci, Cherie") - Worked with The Supremes.

Joe Cocker (John Robert Cocker) (aka Vance Arnold) - Died 12-22-2014  in Crawford, Colorado, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Rock - Blues ) Born 5-20-1944 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England - Singer - (He did versions of,  "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Delta Lady") - Was a member of The Cavaliers, Vance Arnold And The Avengers, Joe Cocker's Big Blues and The Grease Band - Worked with Jennifer Warnes ("Up Where We Belong").

Jo Jo Benson (Joseph M. Hewell) - Died 12-23-2014 in Columbus, Georgia, U.S. - Natural causes ( R&B ) Born 4-15-1938 in Phenix City, Alabama, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Chuck Willis and Peggy Scott (They did, "Lover's Holiday" and "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries").

Buddy DeFranco (Boniface Ferdinand Leonard DeFranco) - Died 12-24-2014 in Panama City, Florida, U.S. ( Jazz ) Born 2-17-1923 in Camden, New Jersey, U.S. - Played clarinet - Worked with Count Basie's Septet, Art Tatum, Gene Krupa, Oscar Peterson and Charlie Barnet.

Alberta Adams (Roberta Louise Osborn) - The Grand Dame of Detroit Blues - Died 12-25-2014 in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S ( Blues ) Born 7-26-1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Going Home Tomorrow" and "I'm Just a Lucky So and So") - Worked with Red Saunders, The Bluesettes, The T.J. Fowler Band ("Say Baby Say") and The Rhythm Rockers.

Melvin Jackson - Died 12-30-2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Alzheimer's disease ( Blues ) Born 1935 in in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Trumpeter and saxophonist - Worked with B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland.

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