Doc Rock Presents,
2016 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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2016 July to December
Teddy Rooney - Died 7-2-2016 in Southern California, U.S. - Illness ( Rock ) Born 4-12-1950 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Actor, singer and bassist - Was a member of The Rooney Brothers and The Yellow Pages (They did, "Never See The Good In Me" and "Our Time Is Running Out") - Son of actor, Mickey Rooney and model and actress, Martha Vickers.
Renee de Haan - Died 7-2-2016 - Cancer ( Folk ) She was 61 years old - Singer - (She did, "Een Wereld Zonder Jou en Weet" and "Weet Jij Dan Niet Wat Liefde Is").
William Hawkins - Died 7-4-2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Born 5-20-1940 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - (He wrote 3's A Crowd's, "Gnostic Serenade") - Worked with The Children - His songs have been recorded by The Esquires and Tom Rush.
Hugo Gonzalez Neira - Died 7-5-20156 ( Prog - Jazz - Blues ) Keyboardist and singer - Was a member of Aquelarre (They did, "Yo sere el animal, vos seras mi dueno" and "Aventura en el arbol").
Alirio Diaz - Died 7-5-2016 in Rome, Italy - Born 11-12-1923 in Carora, Venezuela - Classical guitarist and composer - Wrote the book, "Musica en la vida y lucha del pueblo venezolano".
Danny Smythe - Died 7-6-2016 ( Rock ) Born 8-25-1948 in Memphis Tennessee, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Scepters, The Devilles, The Box Tops (They did, "The Letter" and "Cry Like A Baby") and The Fifth Movement.
Rokusuke Ei - Died 7-7-2016 in Tokyo, Japan - Pneumonia - Born 4-10-1933 in Tokyo, Japan - Lyricist, pianist and singer - (Wrote the lyrics for, "Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi o" and "Ue o Muite Aruko" also known as "Sukiyaki").
Gerard Bourgeois (Robert Bourgeois) - Died 7-8-2016 Bordeaux, France ( Pop ) Born 6-17-1936 in Paris, France - Composer - (He wrote Brigitte Bardot's, "La Madrague" and Juliette Greco's, "Un petit poisson, un petit oiseau").
Genevieve Castree Elverum (aka Woelv and O Paon) - Died 7-9-2016 in Anacortes, Washington, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer - Born 1981 in Loretteville, Quebec, Canada - Singer and guitarist - (As Woelv she did, "Le Ventre de sa Mere" and "Gris") (As O Paon she did, "La Cible" and "Chevaux") - Wife of musician, Phil Elverum.
Nik Baydin - Died 7-10-2016 south of Bucharest, Romania - His powered paraglider plunged into a lake ( Rock ) He was 34 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Rock.
Mima Herrera (Minerva Herrera) - Died 7-11-2016 in Miami , FL, U.S. - Heart attack ( Folk ) Born 1929 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba - Singer - She was half of the duo, Martín y Minerva with her husband Martín Rodríguez - Mother of singer, Albita Rodríguez
Christian Salcedo (Ronald Christopher Salcedo) - Died 7-12-2016 in Delaware, U.S. - Hit by a car ( Rock ) Born 4-7-1969 in White Plains, NY, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Monterey Popsicle, Nine Eyes and In The Light.
Steve Young - Died 7-13-2016 - Was a member of Colourbox (They did, "Say You" and "Punch") and M/A/R/R/S (They did, "Pump Up the Volume" and "Anitina") - Worked with Moose and Kid Congo Powers.
El Lebrijano (Juan Pena Fernandez) - Died 7-13-2016 in Seville, Spain ( Flamenco ) Born 8-8-1941 in Lebrija, province of Seville, Spain - Guitarist and singer - Worked with La Paquera de Jerez and Paco de Lucía.
Roland Prince - Died 7-15-2016 ( Jazz ) He was 69 years old - Born in Saint Johns, Antigua - Guitarist - Led The Roland Prince Quartet - Worked with Roy Haynes, Buddy Terry, Compost, Shirley Scott, Elvin Jones and David Murray.
Erik Petersen - Died 7-15-2016 ( Punk ) He was 38 years old - Singer, guitarist, mandolinist and percussionist - Was a member of The Orphans, Kettle Rebellion (They did, "Seeking The Brave" and "A Liquor Never Brewed") and Mischief Brew (They did, "Lightning Knock The Power Out" and "Ain't It the Life?").
Danny Nettey (Daniel Tetteh Nettey) - Died 7-15-2016 in Accra, Ghana ( Gospel ) Born in Accra, Ghana - Singer - (He did, "God Alone"and "I Worship You") - Led Danny Nettey And Pals.
Andrew Franklin - Died 7-15-2016 - Cancer of the biliary track ( Funk - Rock ) He was 29 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Big Brother Thunder And The MasterBlasters.
Bonnie Brown ( Bonnie Jean Brown) (Bonnie Brown Ring) - Died 7-16-2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Lung cancer ( Country ) Born 7-31-1938 in Sparkman, Arkansas, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Browns (They did, "The Three Bells" and "The Old Lamplighter") - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Alan Vega (Boruch Alan Bermowitz) (aka Alan Suicide and Nasty Cut) - Died 7-16-2016 ( Punk - Electronic - Experimental - Industrial - Rockabilly ) Born 6-23-1938 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - (He did, "Jukebox Babe" and "I Believe") Singer - Was half of the duo, Suicide (They did, "Dream Baby Dream" and "Cheree").
Keith Gemmell (Keith William Gemmell) - Died 7-24-2016 - Throat cancer ( Rock - Blues - Swing ) Born 2-15-1948 in Hackney, London, England - Played saxophone, clarinet and flute - Was a member of The Noblemen, The Lloyd Alexander Blues Band, Audience (They did, "Maidens Cry" and "Man On Box"), Sammy, The Roy Young Band, Stackridge and The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Wrote for Music Tech Magazine and authored the book, Cubase Tips & Tricks.
Roye Albrighton - Died 7-26-2016 in Poole, Dorset - Illness ( Prog ) Born 1949 in Coventry, England - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Peeps, Rainbows and Nektar (They did, "Desolation Valley" and "King Of Twilight").
Pat Upton - Died 7-27-2016 - Illness ( Pop - Rock ) He was 75 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Fydallions and The Spiral Starecase (They did, "More Today Than Yesterday" and "Sweet Little Thing") - Worked with Ricky Nelson.
Fred Tomlinson - Died 7-29-2016 - He was 90 years old - Singer - (Co-wrote Monty Python's, "The Lumberjack Song") - Led The Fred Tomlinson Singers - Brother of composer, Ernest Tomlinson.
James Woolley (James Joseph Woolley) - Died 8-14-2016 ( Rock ) Born 9-26-1966 - Keyboard and synthesizer player - Worked with Nine Inch Nails, Die Warzau, Sister Machine Gun and 2wo.
Lorenzo Piani (Lorenzo Piattoni) - Died 8-14-2016 in Rimini, Italy ( Pop - Rock ) Born 9-27-1955 in Giulianova, Italy - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, "Senza Un Sorriso") - Worked with Brian Auger.
Billy Mitchell (William A. Mitchell Jr.) - Died 8-16-2016 in Providence, RI, U.S. ( Folk - Pop - Rock ) Born 6-15-1946 in Westerly, RI , U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "I Wish I Could Remember" and "The Diva Of The Silver Top Diner") - Was a member of The New York Minute.
Preston Hubbard - Died 8-17-2016 in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. ( Blues - Rock ) He was 63 years old - Born in Providence, RI, U.S. - Bassist - Worked with Roomful Of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds ("Tuff Enuff"), Bonnie Raitt, The Vaughan Brothers, Big Joe Turner, Etta James, Toni Price, Professor Longhair and Duke Robillard.
Denis Cabric - Died 8-17-2016 in Croatia - Heart attack ( Rock ) He was 49 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Regina.
Tom Searle - Died 8-20-2016 - Cancer ( Metal ) He was 28 years old - Guitarist and keyboardist - Was a member of The Architects (They did, "This Confession Means Nothing" and "The Darkest Tomb").
Matt Roberts - Died 8-20-2016 in West Bend, Wisconsin, U.S. - Accidental overdose of prescription pills ( Rock ) He was 38 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of 3 Doors Down (They did, "Kryptonite" and "Duck And Run").
Kacey Jones (Gail Zeiler) - Died 9-1-2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Cancer ( Country - Comedy ) Born 4-27-1950 in Gilroy, California, U.S. - Singer - (She did, "Donald Trump's Hair" and "I Wanna Be Up Front Like Dolly") - (She wrote Mickey Gilley's, "I'm The One Mama Warned You About") - Was a member of Ethel & The Shameless Hussies (They did, "One Nite Stan" and "Born To Burn").
Fred Hellerman (aka Fred Brooks and Bob Hill) - Died 9-1-2016 in Weston, Connecticut, U.S. ( Folk ) Born 5-13-1927 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Weavers (They did, "Around The World" and "I've Got A Home In That Rock") - Worked with Joan Baez - Produced Arlo Guthrie', "Alice's Restaurant"- Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
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