This is intended to be a homage to very many musicians I've loved since I started listening to music. My intention is to tell what I know about them, hoping that those people who like them too, will help me fill numerous gaps, which I may have in their careers and discographies. Sorry, but there are no MP3 audio files here at all, just info (and love for the musicians).


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Monday, 21 December 2009

What's New In The Musicians' Olympus


28/January/2016: Added a new musician: sax player Herb Geller (†).
24/January/2016: Again, very sad news. Jimmy Bain has passed away today. I was a big fan of him, and wrote my first page on him 16 years ago, in 2000. Rest in peace.
10/January/2016: I´m shocked just after receiving the news about David Bowie´s death. When I was a teenager, Bowie was so fascinating to me… I love his early albums, especially the Ziggy Stardust album (also the Ziggy character), also Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory and The man who sold the world. I usually don´t write comments about deaths here except for musicians covered in my site, but I needed to write something about him. David, thanks for all the things you added to my life, and please rejoin Mick Ronson and Trevor Bolder wherever you all are, and keep on rockin´...
30/December/2015: Added a new musician: trumpet player Albert Aarons (†) , who passed away 1 month ago.
20/December/2015: Very sad news. Cal Batchelor has passed away. Great guitarist, I wrote my first page on him 17 years ago, in 1999. Several years ago, I was lucky to be contacted by Cal´s wife, the lovely Yvonne, who happened to see my page on Cal. Now, I´ve just learned that both Cal and Yvonne have passed away.
30/November/2015: Added a new musician: trombone player Nat Peck (†) , who passed away 1 month ago.
09/November/2015: Very sad news. Eddie Hoh has passed away two days ago. Mythical drummer, I wrote my first page on him 12 years ago.
31/October/2015: Added a new musician: keyboards player Cedar Walton (†).
23/October/2015: The blog is 6 years old - 223 musicians bios published yet. Sadly, personal reasons don´t allow me having enough time to be more prolific...
29/September/2015: Added a new musician: sax player Ray Warleigh (†) , who passed away last week.
03/August/2015: Added a new musician: steel guitar player Buddy Emmons (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
30/July/2015: Added a new musician: bass player Howard Rumsey (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
30/June/2015: Added a new musician: guitar player Hugh McCracken (†).
29/May/2015: Added a new musician: trumpet player Marcus Belgrave (†) , who passed away 5 days ago.
21/May/2015: Very sad news. Mac Poole has passed away today. Great drummer and nice guy. I wrote my first page on him 14 years ago, as I've always admired him..
29/April/2015: Added a new musician: bass player Andy Fraser (†) , who passed away last month.
03/April/2015: Very sad news. Dave Ball passed away two days ago. He´ll be very missed..
10/March/2015: Added a new musician: trumpet player Lew Soloff (†) , who passed away 2 days ago.
27/February/2015: Added a new musician: guitar player Jeff Golub (†) , who passed away 2 months ago.
30/January/2015: Added a new musician: sax player Bobby Keys (†) , who passed away 1 month ago.
31/December/2014: Added info for lineups of Mirrors and Keith Christmas Band with Nick Judd. Very special thanks to Stan White.
23/December/2014: Added a new musician: vocalist Joe Cocker (†) , who passed away yesterday.
28/November/2014: Added a new musician: bass player Buddy Catlett (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
31/October/2014: Added a new musician: sax player Raphael Ravenscroft (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
30/September/2014: Added a new musician: bass player John Gustafson (†).
22/August/2014: Added a new musician: drums player Rod De´Ath (†) , who passed away 3 weeks ago.
31/July/2014: Added a new musician: guitar player Johnny Winter (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
30/June/2014: Added a new musician: keyboards player Horace Silver (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
30/May/2014: Added a new musician: trumpet player Joe Wilder (†) , who passed away 3 weeks ago.
30/April/2014: Added a new musician: bass player Dwayne Burno (†).
08/April/2014: Added a new musician: bass player Rob Burns.
02/April/2014: Added a new musician: drums player Al Harewood (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
31/March/2014: Added a new musician: sax player Med Flory (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
28/February/2014: Added a new musician: drums player Dick Berk (†) , who passed away 3 weeks ago.
30/January/2014: Added a new musician: trumpet player Al Porcino (†) , who passed away 1 month ago.
17/December/2013: Added a new musician: cello player Fred Katz (†) , who passed away 3 months ago.
16/December/2013: Added a new musician: sax player Tommy Whittle (†) , who passed away 2 months ago.
14/December/2013: Added a new musician: bass player Butch Warren (†) , who passed away 2 months ago.
13/December/2013: Added a new musician: keyboards player Royston Fry (†).
12/December/2013: Added a new musician: guitar player Jim Hall (†) , who passed away 2 days ago.
11/December/2013: Added a new musician: drums player Donald Bailey (†) , who passed away 2 months ago.
10/December/2013: Added a new musician: percussion player Steve Berrios (†).
09/December/2013: Added a new musician: percussion player Jerry Steinholtz (†) , who passed away 2 days ago.
08/December/2013: Added a new musician: bass player Bob Babbitt (†).
07/December/2013: Added a new musician: keyboards player Stan Tracey (†) , who passed away yesterday.
06/December/2013: Added a new musician: producer and engineer Phil Ramone (†).
05/December/2013: Added a new musician: drums player Ronald Shannon Jackson (†).
04/December/2013: Added a new musician: drums player Ricky Wellman (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
03/December/2013: Added a new musician: drums player Larry Martin (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
02/December/2013: Added a new musician: guitar player Pete Haycock (†).
27/November/2013: Added a new musician: drums player Chico Hamilton (†) , who passed away yesterday.
26/November/2013: Added a new musician: producer and engineer Andy Johns (†).
25/October/2013: Added a new musician: guitar player Gypie Mayo (†) , who passed away 2 days ago.
27/September/2013: Added a new musician: drums player Roger Pope (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
27/August/2013: Added a new musician: keyboards player Nick Judd.
30/July/2013: Added a new musician: guitar player J J Cale (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
26/June/2013: Added a new musician: vocalist Gary Pickford-Hopkins (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
11/June/2013: Added a tribute for Trevor Bolder sent to me by famed producer Pip Williams.
25/May/2013: Added a new musician: bass player Trevor Bolder (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
30/April/2013: Added a new musician: trumpet player Derek Watkins (†) , who passed away one month ago.
30/March/2013: Added a new musician: bass player Laurence Cottle.
22/March/2013: Added a new musician: guitar player Alvin Lee (†) , who passed away two weeks ago.
28/February/2013: Added a new musician: drums player Mark Brzezicki.
31/January/2013: Added a new musician: keyboards player George Gruntz (†) , who passed away 3 weeks ago.
31/December/2012: Added a new musician: vocalist Sheila McKinley (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
30/November/2012: Added a new musician: bass player Wayne Pedzwater (†).
30/October/2012: Added a new musician: guitar player Big Jim Sullivan (†) , who passed away this month.
29/September/2012: Added a new musician: bass player Bruce Lynch.
10/September/2012: Added a new lineup for Harry Beckett as well as info on an unreleased session for Joe Cocker.
27/July/2012: Added a new musician: drums player Levon Helm (†) , who passed away 3 months ago.
19/July/2012: Added a new musician: keyboards player Jon Lord (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
08/June/2012: Added a new musician: guitar player Bob Welch (†) , who passed away yesterday.
07/June/2012: Added a new musician: engineer George Marino (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
23/May/2012: Added a new album produced by Duane Jarvis (Markus Rill).
22/May/2012: Added a new band for Ric Grech (Johnny Rivers Band), and corrections to a Crickets album.
21/May/2012: Added a new musician: vocalist Robin Gibb (†) , who passed away yesterday.
14/May/2012: Added a new musician: bass player Donald ´Duck´ Dunn (†) , who passed away yesterday.
02/May/2012: Added a new musician: guitar player Charles Pitts (†) , who passed away yesterday.
20/April/2012: Added a new musician: sax player Andrew Love (†) , who passed away last week.
12/April/2012: Added a new musician: drums player Sonny Igoe (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
30/March/2012: Added a new album in Chris Parren page: a brand new album by his band 3AM.
29/March/2012: Added a new musician: drums player Sergio Castillo (†) , who passed away 3 weeks ago.
26/March/2012: Added a new musician: vocalist Eric Lowen (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
09/March/2012: Added a new musician: accordion player Frank Marocco (†) , who passed away last week.
01/March/2012: Added a new musician: guitar player Joe Moretti (†) , who passed away 3 weeks ago.
20/February/2012: Added a new musician: drums player Bill Eyden (†).
10/February/2012: Added a new musician: percussion player Speedy Acquaye (†).
04/February/2012: Added a new musician: keyboards player Jimmy Horowitz.
27/January/2012: Added a new musician: guitar player Brian Godding.
20/January/2012: Added a new musician: bass player Andy Brown (†).
13/January/2012: Added a new musician: guitar player Martin Jenner (†).
10/January/2012: Added a new musician: guitar player Bob Weston (†) , who passed away last week.
31/December/2011: Added a new musician: trombone player Bob Brookmeyer (†) , who passed away 2 weeks ago.
20/December/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Caleb Quaye.
14/December/2011: Added a new musician: keyboards player Francis Monkman.
28/November/2011: Added a new musician: drums player Keef Hartley (†) , who passed away 2 days ago.
23/November/2011: Added a new musician: drums player Paul Motian (†) , who passed away yesterday.
11/November/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Dave Ball (†).
10/November/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Denny Ball.
31/October/2011: Added a new musician: vocalist Jim Dewar (†).
26/October/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Mick Grabham.
19/October/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Gary Boyle.
06/October/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Bert Jansch (†) , who passed away yesterday.
30/September/2011: Added a new musician: sax player Frank Foster (†) , who passed away 2 months ago.
26/August/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Ric Grech (†).
20/July/2011: Added a new musician: vocalist Joe Lee Wilson (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
15/July/2011: Added a new musician: keyboards player Tommy Eyre (†).
04/July/2011: Added a new musician: drums player Byrd Foster (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
28/June/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Felix Krish.
26/May/2011: Added a new musician: sax player Jim Rothermel (†) , who passed away this month.
19/May/2011: Added a new musician: trumpet player Snooky Young (†) , who passed away last week.
12/May/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Cornell Dupree (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
27/April/2011: Added a new musician: backing vocalist Joanne Williams (†) , also known as Joanne Stone.
20/April/2011: Added a new musician: backing vocalist Kay Garner (†).
16/April/2011: Added a new musician: backing vocalist Irene Chanter.
15/April/2011: Added a new musician: backing vocalist Doreen Chanter.
13/April/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Tex Makins.
06/April/2011: Added a new musician: keyboards player Brian Chatton.
29/March/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Ged Peck (†).
15/March/2011: Added a new musician: drums player Joe Morello (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
11/March/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Chris Glen.
09/March/2011: Added a new musician: drums player Craig Collinge.
04/March/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Barry Reynolds.
22/February/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Steve York.
19/February/2011: Added a new musician: drums player Conrad Isidore.
07/February/2011: Added a new musician: guitar player Gary Moore (†) , who passed away yesterday.
26/January/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Robert Rozelle (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
20/January/2011: Added a new musician: bass player Jimmy Bain (†).
05/January/2011: Added a new musician: vocalist Gerry Rafferty (†) , who passed away yesterday.
29/December/2010: Added a new musician: sax player James Moody (†) , who passed away this month.
01/December/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Mark Simkins.
30/November/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Ian Cruickshank , also known as Spit James.
26/November/2010: Added a new musician: keyboards player Dino Dines (†).
24/November/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Robbie Blunt.
12/November/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Cal Batchelor (†).
10/November/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Geoff Whitehorn.
05/November/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Mac Poole (†).
03/November/2010: Added a new musician: keyboards player Gary Moberley.
02/November/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Sal Maida.
30/October/2010: Added a new musician: sax player Nick Newell.
29/October/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Roy Markowitz.
23/October/2010: The blog is one year old - 96 musicians bios published yet. I don´t receive feedback: no emails, no comments. I hope someone is reading it. Maybe not having mp3 files makes it less interesting, but it will remain like that. Is anybody out there?....
15/October/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Hugh Bullen.
08/October/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Gordon Hunte.
08/October/2010: Added a new musician: percussion player Bobby Stignac.
02/October/2010: Added a new musician: sax player Chris Mercer.
27/August/2010: Added a new musician: trumpet player Mac Tontoh (†) , who passed away last week.
25/August/2010: Added a new musician: vocalist Kelly Harland.
24/August/2010: I´ve started to include links to videos where the musicians appear. I´ll be including them for the past musicians too, little by little.
20/August/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Kenny Edwards (†) , who passed away 2 days ago.
13/August/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Tim Renwick.
11/August/2010: Added a new musician: sax player Mike Paice.
10/August/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Terry ´Tex´ Comer.
09/August/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player John Knightsbridge.
26/July/2010: Added a new musician: trumpet player Harry Beckett (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
23/July/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Rob Tait.
22/July/2010: Added a new musician: sax player Lyle Jenkins.
20/July/2010: Added a new musician: trumpet player Dave Caswell.
15/July/2010: Added a new musician: trumpet player Noel Norris.
12/July/2010: Updated the musician: drums player Jeff Seopardie including more info, coming from Mr. Jeff Seopardie himself.
29/June/2010: Added a new musician: sax player Dave Winthrop.
17/June/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Billy Law.
15/June/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Cliff Barton (†).
08/June/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Ivan Zagni.
07/June/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Adrian Tilbrook.
04/June/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Theodore Thunder.
31/May/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Jo Partridge.
25/May/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Barry De Souza (†).
19/May/2010: Added a new musician: keyboards player Hank Jones (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
17/May/2010: Added a new musician: vocalist Ronnie James Dio (†) , who passed away yesterday.
06/May/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Dave Bronze.
28/April/2010: Added a new musician: percussion player Morris Pert (†) , who passed away yesterday.
28/April/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Bob Wackett.
26/April/2010: Added a new musician: keyboards player Chris Parren.
21/April/2010: Added a new musician: keyboards player Virgil Weber.
20/April/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Ed Spevock.
19/April/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Dan Hickey.
09/April/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Phil Grande.
06/April/2010: Added a new musician: trombone player Mike Zwerin (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
31/March/2010: Added a new musician: trombone player Peter Herbolzheimer (†) , who passed away 4 days ago.
31/March/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Herb Ellis (†) , who passed away 3 days ago.
26/March/2010: Added a new musician: vocalist Aliki Ashman.
26/March/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Binky McKenzie.
25/March/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Victor Unitt.
24/March/2010: Added a new musician: vocalist Marva Wright (†) , who passed away yesterday.
22/March/2010: Added a new musician: vocalist Lesley Duncan (†) , who passed away last week.
01/March/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Tom T-Bone Wolk (†) , who passed away 2 days ago.
23/February/2010: Added a new musician: keyboards player Joyce Collins (†).
23/February/2010: Added the musicians indexs by instrument.
22/February/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Warren King (†).
22/February/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Jimmy Wyble (†).
19/February/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Jake Hanna (†).
01/February/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Stretch.
28/January/2010: Added a new musician: trumpet player Freddie Hubbard (†).
28/January/2010: Added a new musician: vocalist Caroline Attard (†).
27/January/2010: Added a new musician: trombone player Milt Bernhart (†).
27/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player John Guerin (†).
27/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Kenny Buttrey (†).
27/January/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Monty Budwig (†).
27/January/2010: Added a new musician: flute player Bud Shank (†).
25/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Clive Edwards.
25/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Chris Sharley.
25/January/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Jerry Stevenson.
25/January/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Jaz Lochrie.
25/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Bob Jenkins.
25/January/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Harry Reynolds.
19/January/2010: Added a new musician: sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith (†).
08/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Rod Coombes.
05/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Eddie Hoh (†).
05/January/2010: Added a new musician: keyboards player Buddy Montgomery (†).
05/January/2010: Added a new musician: trumpet player Nat Adderley (†).
05/January/2010: Added a new musician: bass player Chris Belshaw.
05/January/2010: Added a new musician: guitar player Steve Byrd.
05/January/2010: Added a new musician: backing vocalist Helen Hardy.
05/January/2010: Added a new musician: drums player Jeff Seopardie.
22/December/2009: Added a new musician: drums player Roger Swallow.
22/December/2009: Added a new musician: vocalist Donna Washburn.
22/December/2009: Added a new musician: guitar player Mark Griffiths.
22/December/2009: Added a new musician: drums player Enzo Todesco.
22/December/2009: Added a new musician: guitar player Bob Metzger.
21/December/2009: Added a new musician: drums player Carlos Vega (†).
21/December/2009: Added a new musician: keyboards player Pete Jolly (†).
21/December/2009: Added a new musician: percussion player Larry Bunker (†).
21/December/2009: Added a new musician: guitar player Les Davidson.
21/December/2009: Added a new musician: sax player John ´Irish´ Earle (†).
21/December/2009: Added a new musician: bass player Les Hurdle.
21/December/2009: Added a new musician: trumpet player Dick Hanson.
17/December/2009: Added a new musician: guitar player Mickey Gee (†).
16/December/2009: Added the section about obituaries for musicians, by date. It´s been a hard labour that I´ve been compiling for years, and I can finally include it now.
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: guitar player Davy Graham (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: guitar player Duane Jarvis (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: vocalist Viola Wills (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: sax player Gerry Niewood (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: steel guitar player Tom Brumley (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: sax player Hank Crawford (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: sax player David ´Fathead´ Newman (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: sax player Leroy Cooper (†).
16/December/2009: Added a new musician: vocalist Delaney Bramlett (†).
14/December/2009: Added a new musician: vocalist Stevie Lange.
07/December/2009: Added a new musician: bass player Nick South.
03/December/2009: Added a new musician: vocalist Graham Bell (†).
03/December/2009: Added a new musician: guitar player John Hedley.
23/October/2009: This blog starts today; a second life to "The Musicians´ Olympus" website that had been online since November 1997, but closed in October 2009. Time to start again, with a new format.

Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

2 comments:

  1. Miguel, how do you access the musician's index?
    Chris

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  2. Hello, Chris

    Unfortunately, I still haven´t worked in the musicians index (or the bands index). I hope I'll make them available soon.

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