Sunday, 27 December 2009

The people who died 2009 edition

The People who Died 2009 edition;

Al Alberts ~ Singer w/ 1950's pop vocal group The Four Aces "Three coins in the fountain" ~ 87

Mike Alexander ~ Bassist w/ British thrash metal band Evile ~ 32

Rashied Ali ~ American jazz drummer w/ John Coltrane ~ 74

John Almond ~ English jazz & blues sax player w/ John Mayall ~ 63

Maryanne Amacher ~ American avante-garde composer and sound artist ~ 66

Douglas Arau ~ Singer/guitarist w/ Alaskan Grunge/metal band Dredgeseven ~ 34

Ron Asheton ~ Guitarist/Bassist for Punk Godfathers The Stooges and later Destroy All Monsters ~ 60

Ernie Ashworth ~ Country singer/songwriter ("Talk back trembling lips") ~ 80

Gerhard Asphiem ~ Norwegian jazz sax player and one of the founders of Norway's post war jazz scene ~ 79

Tony de la Barreda ~ Canned Heat bassist

Molly Bee ~ Country singer "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus" ~ 69

Louie Bellson ~ Big Band drummer, married to Pearl Bailey, worked w/ Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Harry James, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Armstrong, The Dorsey Bros. ~ 85

Chuck Bennett ~ Bassist w/ Link Wray ~ 66

Estelle Bennett ~ 67 ~ Singer with the classic girl group The Ronnettes with Phil Spector produced hits like "Be my baby", "Baby I love you" and "Christmas Baby please come home".

Jay Bennett ~ Wilco guitarist ~ 45

Terry Black ~ Canadian 1960's teen idol ("Only 16") and later radio dj ~ 62

Eddie Bo ~ New Orleans 1950's R&B singer/pianist/songwriter "Slippin' & Slidin'", "My dearest darling" ~79

Bob Bogle ~ Guitar/Bass for The Ventures ~ 75

Clarence Boyd ~ Country/Western Swing pianist w/ Patsy Cline, Johnny Lee Wills ~ 76

Jimmy Boyd ~ American singer "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus ~ 70

Pat Brady ~ Drummer for 1980's Boston punk band The Moving Targets ~ 43

Randall Brewley ~ American guitarist w/ Pylon ~ 53

Jake Brockman ~ Keyboardist w/ Echo & The Bunnymen ~ 53

Billy Brown ~ Rockabilly singer "Meet Me In The Alley, Sally" and a version of "He'll Have To Go" ~ 79

Mel Brown ~ American/Canadian blues singer/guitarist ~ 69

Piney Brown ~ 1950's blues singer "You bring out the wolf in me" & songwriter w/ James Brown, Rosco Gordon, Little Milton ~ 87

Tom Brumley ~ Steel guitarist for Buck Owen's Buckaroos, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Rosie Madddox ~ 73

Stephen Bruton ~ American country/rock guitarist w/Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, NRBQ ~ 60

Norton Buffalo ~ Singer/Harmonica player w/ The Stampede and also played w/ Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller, Clover, The Moonlighters, Commander Cody, Bonnie Raitt and Mickey Hart, appeared in "Heaven's Gate" and "The Rose" ~ 58

Irving Bush ~ Jazz trumpter w/ Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, George Shearing, Nat King Cole, Nelson Riddle, The Dorsey Bros. and music text book writer ~ 79

Sam Butera ~ Sax player w/ Louis Prima, Tommy Dorsey ~ 81

Gary Butler ~ Country piano & fiddle player w/ Webb Pierce, Tanya Tucker, Shenandoah ~

Randy Cain ~ R&B singer w/ The Delfonics ~ 64

Sam Carr ~ Blues dummer & son of Robert Nighthawk ~ 82

Jim Carroll ~ N.Y. punk singer/songwriter & poet/novelist ~ 60

Johnny Carter ~ Doo Wop singer with The Flamingos ("I only have eyes for you") and the Dells ~ 75

Ric Cartey ~ 1950's rockabilly singer, did original version of "Young Love" later covered by Sonny James & The Crewcuts ~ 72

John Cephas ~ American Piedmont blues guitarist w/ Cephas & Wiggins ~ 72

Jim Chapin ~ Jazz drummer and author of jazz drumming instructional books, also father of Harry Chapin ~ 89

Vic Chesnut ~ American singer/songwriter ~ 45

Johnithin Christ ~ Singer w/ Hardcore band Code of Honor ~ 51

Liam Clancy ~ Singer/guitarist w/ 1950's & 60's Irish folk band The Clancy Brothers ~ 74

Jeff Clyne ~ British jazz bassist w/ Ronnie Scott, John McClaughlin, Zoot Sims ~ 72

Mick Cocks ~ Guitarist for Australian Hard Rock bands Rose Tattoo and Heaven ~

Johnny Collins ~ British maritime folk singer ~ 71

Johnny Cox ~ Sax player w/ 1960's garage band the Swingin' Medallions ~

Hank Crawford ~ Jazz & R&B sax player w/ Ray Charles, Etta James, Ike Turner, Bobby Blue Bland, Dr. John ~ 74

Travis Criscola ~ Guitarist w/ Pop Punk band The Cute Lepers ~ 24

Corey Daum ~ Guitarist for American metal band Lizzy Borden ~ 39

Lester Davenport ~ Blues harmonica/guitar played on Bo Diddly's "Oh You Pretty Thing" & Arthur "Big Boy" Spires, Homesick James, Jimmy Dawkins, Snooky Pryor, The Kinsey Report ~ 86

John Dawson ~ Singer/Guitarist w/ New Riders of the Purple Sage ~ 64

Davie Dee ~ British singer for 60's britpop band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beakey Mich and Tich ~ 67

Simon Dee ~ British 1960's radio DJ on BBC and Radio Caroline ~ 73

Andy DeMize ~ Drummer for Danish Psychobilly band The Nekromantix ~ 25

Willy "Mink" Deville ~ New York & New Orleans based CBGB's era singer/guitarist ~ 55

Jim Luther Dickenson ~ Memphis based musician w/ Rolling Stones ("Wild Horses") & Flamin' Groovies ("Teenage Head") and producer, Big Star, Tav Falco, Mudhoney, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Willie DeVille ~ 67

Kenny Dino ~ Early 1960's pop singer known for his bad luck and bad management, he turned down a change to team up with a young Paul Simon (who teamed up with Art Garfunkel instead), his mangager then turned down a chance to record "Suspicion" which became a hit for Elvis and Terry Stafford. Died in a car of a heart attack while driving on his way from a two-a-day matinee gig in Florida. ~ 67

Art D'Lugoff ~ Owner of 1950's & 60's jazz/folk & comedy club the Village Gate ~ 85

Herbie Duncan ~ American rockabilly singer and cult figure ("Hot lips baby") ~ 72

Snooks Eaglin ~ New Orleans Blues and R&B singer/guitarist w/ Professor Longhair, Earl Hooker ~ 73

Travis Edmonson ~ American folk 1950's & 60's folk singer w/ Bud & Travis, The Kinsman, Gateway Singers~ 76

Tommy Ellison ~ Gospel singer w/ The Harmonizing Four ~ 77

Ian Evans ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist ~ 48

Amy Farris ~ Fiddler, Singer, Arranger/Composer w/ Exene Cervenka, Dave Alvin, Alejadro Escovedo, Brian Wilson, Ray Price, Stan Ridgeway, Peter Case, Greg Dulli & solo~ 40

Chris Feinstein ~ Bassist w/ Ryan Adams & the Cardinals ~ 42

Steve Ferguson ~ Guitarist w/ NRBQ ~ 60

Jesse Fortune ~ Blues singer ~ 79

Lukas Foss ~ American Avant Garde Classical composer ~ 86

Jerry Fox ~ Swing trumpet player w/ Louis Prima & The Dorsey Bros. ~ 88

Freddie Frog ~ Rockabilly/Doo Wop singer ~ 66

Jerry Fuchs ~ Drummer for Athens, Georgia Psyche/Space rock band Maserati ~ 34

George Fullerton ~ Guitar maker w/ Leo Fender ~ 86

Mark Gallagher ~ Singer w/ 1960's garage rock band The Litter "Action Woman" ~ 70

Leonard Gaskin ~ BeBop bassist w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Billie Holliday, Miles Davis ~ 88

Micky Gee ~ British guitarist w/ Dave Edmunds ("I hear you knockin"), Carl Perkins, Bill Wyman, Tom Jones, Shakin' Stevens ("The Green Door", "This old house") ~ 64

David Godbey ~ Country singer/guitarist/fiddle player w/ The Brazos County Boys ~ 69

Jack Golly ~ Dixieland clarinet player w/ Jimmie McPartland & Spike Jones ~ 86

Vern Gosdin ~ American country singer ~ 74

Bobby Graham ~ 1960's U.K. session drummer w/ the Kinks "You really got me","All day and all of the night", The Dave Clark 5 and Dusty Springfield, was the original choice to replace Pete Best in The Beatles ~ 69

Ellie Greenwhich ~ Brill Building songwriter on; "Da Doo Ron Ron","Be My Baby","River Deep Mountain High","The Leader of The Pack" ~ 68

Archie Greene ~ Canadian/American musicologist (The IWW Little Red Songbook) ~ 91

Buck Griffin ~ Country/rockabilly singer/guitarist/songwriter w/ Marty Robbins & Red Foley ~ 86

Kelly Groucutt ~ ELO bassist ~ 63

Peter Haggert ~ Bassist w/ U.K. Skiffle King Lonnie Donegan ~ 83

Guy Hall ~ Big Band sax player w/ Sammy Kaye ~ 94

Monte Halle ~ 1940's singing cowboy actor ~ 89

Walter Haynes ~ Steel guitarist & songwriter w/ Del Reeves, Everly Brothers, Little Jimmy Dickens, Webb Pierce, Patsy Cline, J.J. Cale ~ 60

Kent Henry ~ Guitarist w/ Steppenwolf ("Black Pit" and "For Ladies Only"), Blues Image ("Ride Captain Ride"), Lord Sutch ~ 61

Sam Hinton ~ 1960's folk singer, illustrator and marine biologist and author ~ 92

Dan Honaker ~ Bassist w/ Bob Seger's 1960's band, played on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" ~ 57

Freeman Hover ~ 1950's Rock n' Roll dj ~ 79

Lux Interior ~ Legendary frontman for the Cramps ~ 62

Reg Isadore ~ Drummer for Peter Green & Robin Trower ~ 59

Marcel Jacob ~ Bassist w/ Swedish metal bands Euroope and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force ~ 45

Micheal Jackson ~ The King of Pop ~ 50

Maurice Jarre ~ French film composer (Dr. Zivago, Lawrence of Arabia) ~ 84

Ted Jarrett ~ Songwriter "You Can Make It If You Try" covered by the Rolling Stones other songs by Fats Domino, Pat Boone, Jerry Butler, Johnnie Ray ~ 82

Claude Jeter ~ Gospel singer with the Swan Silvertones and the Dixie Hummingbirds ~ 94

Greg Johnson ~ AKA Greg Gory, singer/guitarist w/ Vancouver garage punks The Fiends

Jan Jones ~ Guitarist w/ German metal band Blitz ~ 49

Johnny Jones ~ Guitarist w/ 1960's Memphis R&B band Johnny Jones & the King Casuals w/ Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox ~ 73

Mickie Jones ~ Bassist w/ 1970's Glam rock band Angel

Uriel Jones ~ Motown session drummer w/ The Funk Brothers, played on most Motown hits ~ 74

Genevieve Joy ~ French modernist/classical pianist ~ 90

Kazuhiku Kato ~ Guitarist w/ Japanese glam band The Sadistic Mika Band ~ 62

George Kaufman ~ Bassist w/ New Wave band The Nails "88 Lines about 44 women" ~ 58

Bob Keane ~ Founder of Del-Fi Records, label for Richie Valens, Chan Romero, Bobby Fuller & The Surfaris ~ 87

Charlie Kennedy ~ Swing Sax player w/ Louis Prima & Gene Krupa ~ 83

Willie King ~ Blues singer/guitarist ~ 76

Yvonne King ~ Singer w/ Big Band vocal group The King Sisters, ("In the mood") also sang w/ Artie Shaw ~ 89

Robert Kirby ~ English orchestral folk-pop arranger w/ Nick Drake, also Nick Lowe, Elton John, Paul Weller, Chris DeBugh, The Strawbs ~ 61

Alan Klein ~ Manager for The Rolling Stones, Beatles and Sam Cooke and all around weasel ~ 77

Larry Knetchel ~ Session piano w/ The Beach Boys "Smile" & "Pet Sounds" and Simon & Garfunkel ","Bridge over troubled water", later in 70's soft rock band Bread ~ 69

Marie Knight ~ Gospel and R&B singer "Cry me a river" ~ 84

Pim Koopman ~ Dutch progrock drummer w/ Kayak ~ 56

Tim Krekel ~ Country/Rock songwriter w/ songs done by Petty Loveless, Crystal Gayle, Bo Diddly, Rick Nelson, Canned Heat, Jerry Reed, Dr. Feelgood, Delbert McClinton, B.J. Thomas, Delbert McClinton, Billy Swan, Pam Tillis
and Jason And The Scorchers ~ 59

Malcom Laycock ~ Jazz & Big Band radio DJ w/ the BBC ~71

Drake Levin ~ Guitarist w/ Paul Revere and the Raiders ~ 62

Vic Lewis ~ British jazz guitarist and band leader w/ George Shearing ~ 89

Big Bill Lister ~ 1950's honky tonk singer w/ Hank Williams later had solo hit with "There's a tear in my beer" which Williams gave him. Hank's demo version was lost and wasn't released until 40 years later ~ 86

Hank Locklin ~ American country singer; "Please help me I'm falling", "Send me the pillow that you dream on" ~ 91

Bess Lomax-Hawes ~ Folklorist/singer/mandolinsit member of The Almanac Singers, sister of Alan Lomax ~ 88

Huey Long ~ Singer/guitarist w/ 1930's & 40's pre-Doo-Wop group The Ink Spots ("I don't want to set the world on fire") ~ 105

Lawrence Lucie ~ Jazz guitar, banjo & mandolin w/ Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holliday, Big Joe Turner, Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson, Red Allen, The Mills Bros. ~ 92

Joe McKamey ~ Drummer w/ 1960's Northwest garage band the Squires

Liam Maher ~ Singer w/ Britpop band Flowered Up ~ 41

Dewey Martin ~ Drummer for The Buffalo Springfield, Standells ~ 68

Al Martino ~ 1950's pop singer and actor "The Godfather" ~ 82

John Martyn ~ English folk singer/songwriter/guitarist ~ 60

Aubrey Mayhew ~ Country producer w/ Johnny Paycheck, Stonewall Jackson & Lightnin' Hopkins in the 1960's, founded Little Darlin' Records ~ 81

John Mayhew ~ Early Genesis drummer ~ 61

Dirty Danny McBride ~ Sha Na Na singer ~ 42

Fred Mills ~ Big Band trumpet player w/ the Canadian Brass ~ 74

Taylor Mitchell ~ Toronto based folk singer/songwiter ~ 19

Whitey Mitchell ~ Big Band sax player w/ Gene Krupa & Benny Goodman ~ 76

Vic Mizzy ~ Film & TV composer; wrote and sang theme to "The Addams Family" and also "Green Acres" ~ 93

Sonny Monroe ~ Doo-Wop singer w/ The Falcons ~ 71

Buddy Montgomery ~ Jazz vibes player w/ Big Joe Turner & Miles Davis and w/ his brothers Wes and Monk Mongomery ~ 78

Pee Wee Moore ~Jazz & R&B sax player w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Lucky Millinder, Wynonie Harris, Mary Lou Williams, Bill Doggett ~ 81

Brendon Mullen ~ Owner of Los Angeles punk club The Masque ~ 80

Hayden Neale ~ Singer w/ Toronto soul band Jacksoul ~ 39

David "Fathead" Newman ~ Jazz / R&B sax player w/ Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, BB King ~ 75

Gates Nichols ~ Keyboards, Pedal Steel and horn player w/ country rock band Confederate Railroad ~ 65

Dennis Noda ~ Bassist w/ 60's garage band Cannibal & The Head Hunters "Land of 1000 dances" ~

Pat O'Brien ~ Guitarist w/ Maryland hardcore band Cobra Clutch ~ 25

Nancy Overton ~ R&B singer w/The Chordettes ("Mr. Sandman", "Lollipop") ~ 83

Andy Parle ~ Drummer w/ Britpop band Space ~ 42

Les Paul ~ Pioneer guitar player and inventer ~ 94

Dickie Peterson ~ Bassist/Vocals w/ 1960's Psyche/Metal/Blues band Blue Cheer ~ 61

Fayette Pinkey ~ Singer w/ 1970s soul/disco group The Three Degrees ~ 61

Nick Plumb ~ Guitarist w/ Pop-Punk band the Deloreans ~ 26

Billy Powel ~ keyboard player for Lynnard Skynard ~ 56

Paul Premiger ~ Drummer w/ Vancouver garage/pop/punks The Smugglers

Eddie Preston ~ Jazz saxman w/ @!$%# Basie, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Louis Jordan, Charles Mingus, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp ~ 80

Brian Redman ~ Bassist w/ Vancouver metal band 3 Inches of Blood ~ 31

Ron Richards ~ Pianist, and producer on The Beatles "Love me do", The Hollies "He ain't heavy", Gerry & The Pacemaker "You'll never walk alone", Spencer Davis, P.J. Proby, Ella Fitzgerald ~ 80

Billy Lee Riley ~ 1950's Sun Records rockabilly singer/giutarist ("Flying Saucers Rock & Roll", "Red Hot") ~75

Beverly Roberts ~ 1940's Big Band singer w/ The Dorsey Brothers ~ 95

Freddie Robinson ~ A.K.A. Abu Talib, blues guitarist w/ Ray Charles, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, John Mayall, Jimmy Rogers, Bobby "Blue" Bland and Mighty Joe Young ~ 70

Paulie Rocco ~ Guitarist w/ The Chesterfield Kings, Johnny Thunders, Gilby Clarke ~ 48

Jack Rose ~ Guitarist for Noise/drone band Pelt also respected for his accoustic work ~ 38

George Russell ~ Bop and Post Bop Jazz Drummer/Pianist and Composer/Arranger w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Artie Shaw, Benny Carter & Buddy DeFranco ~ 86

Dan Seals ~ 1970's pop/country singer songwiter ~ 61

Sky Saxon ~ Singer/Bassist for 60's garage icons The Seeds ("Pushing too hard", "No Escape") ~ 63

Allen Schellenberger ~ Drummer for American pop-punk band Lit ~ 39

Aaron Schroeder ~ Composer of over 1500 songs including Elvis Presley's hits "I got stung", "Big hunk a love", "It's now or never", later producer for most of Gene Pitney's hits and the first album from Blood Sweat & Tears ~ 83

Mike Seeger ~ Folk singer/guitarist/banjo player and historian, half bother to Pete Seeger ~ 75

Allen Shelton ~ Bluegrass banjo player w/ Jim and Jesse & the Virginia Boys and Mac Wiseman ~ 73

Mashira Shimura ~ Singer/guitarist w/ Japanese New Wave/Power Pop band Fujifabric ~ 29

Shelby Singleton ~ Producer w/ Brook Benton, Leroy Van Dyke, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Roger Miller, Dave Dudley, Jeannie C. Riley, Paul & Paula, later bought Sun Records from Sam Phillips in 1969 ~ 77

Sirone ~ Free Jazz bassist w/ The Revolutionary Ensemble also w/ Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Sonny Sharrock, James Blood Ulmer Also worked with Smokey Robinson & Sam Cooke ~ 69

Eugene Smith ~ American gospel singer w/ The Roberta Martin Singers ~ 88

Mark Smith ~ Bassist for Scottish band The Waterboys, also producer w/ 49

Jeff Spencer ~ Rockabilly singer/guitarist w/ The Memphis Rockabilly Band ~ 63

Spider (AKA Warren Hastings) ~ Founder of Punkfest ~ 63

Andy Starr ~ 1950's rockabilly singer ~ 80

Sable Starr ~ Notorious groupie of the CBGB's New York punk scene ~ 52

Norm Stephens ~ Country guitarist w/ Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson ~ 77

Martin Streek ~ CFNY DJ ~ 45

Jim Stradler ~ Country rock bassist w/ The Tractors ~ 54

Koko Taylor ~ 1950's Blues singer ("Wang Dang Doodle") ~ 80

Rev. Leroy Taylor ~ Gospel singer w/ The Soul Stirrers ~ 89

Sammy Taylor ~ Blues / R&B guitarist/songwriter w/ Joey Dee & the Starlighters ("Peppermint Twist"), Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Isley Brothers, mentor to Jimi Hendrix, Leslie West & The Rascals ~ 74

Jay Dean Telfer ~ Guitarist w/ Canadian 60's garage bands A Passing Fancy & The Dimensions ~ 61

Miika Tenkula ~ Guitarist/Vocalist for Finnish Metal Band Sentenced ~ 34

Mary Travers ~ 1960's folk singer w/ Peter, Paul & Mary ~ 72

Uli Trepte ~ Bassist w/ Kraut Rock bands Faust & Neu ~ 58

Scott Turner ~ Canadian born country songwiter w/ Tennessee Ernie Ford, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Slim Whitman, Del Reeves, Guy Mitchell, Jimmy Clanton ~ 78

Beau Velasco ~ Drummer w/ Australian Techno-Punk band The Death Set

Gordon Waller ~ Vocalist with 1960's folk-pop duo Peter & Gordon ("A world without love") ~ 64

Donald Washington ~ Jazz and soul sax player w/ Nat King Cole, Jerry Butler, Donald Bird, BB King, Diana Ross, Horace Silver, Neil Sedaka, Sammy Davis jr. & Grover Washington jr. (to whom he was unrelated) ~ 79

Jackie Washington ~ Canadian folk blues singer/guitarist ~ 84

Teddy Washington ~ Trumpet player w/ James Brown & BB King ~ 78

Harry Wells ~ Big band drummer w/ Cab Calloway ~ 80

Kitty White ~ Singer, dueted w/ Elvis on "Crawfish" in the movie "King Creole" ~ 86

Viola Wills ~ American soul singer ("Both sides now") ~ 69

John Wilson ~ Singer w/ 1950's Doo-Wop group the Silhouetes "Get a job" ~ 72

David Winnans ~ American Gospel singer ~ 74

Eric Wolfson ~ Scottish singer and keyboardist w/ The Alan Parsons Project ~ 64

Timothy Wright ~ Gospel singer ~ 61

Zeke Zarchy ~ American Jazz trumpeter w/ Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey ~ 94

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