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

Obituaries for musicians (date of death prior to 1960)

Last Update: 04/01/2010 - Total (up to now): 67. If you can contribute with more data, please write to:
Prior to 1960:
  • Omer Simeon (clarinet) (17/September/1959)
  • Billie Holiday (vocals) (17/July/1959)
  • Sidney Bechet (sax / clarinet) (14/May/1959)
  • Hal McIntyre (sax / clarinet) (05/May/1959)
  • Lester Young (sax) (15/March/1959)
  • Buddy Holly (vocals) (03/February/1959)
  • Shadow Wilson (drums) (1959)
  • Shelton Hemphill (trumpet) (1959)
  • Big Bill Broonzy (vocals) (15/August/1958)
  • Chuck Willis (10/April/1958)
  • Walter Page (bass) (20/December/1957)
  • Jimmy Dorsey (sax / clarinet) (12/June/1957)
  • Tommy Dorsey (trombone) (26/November/1956)
  • Art Tatum (keyboards) (05/November/1956)
  • Richie Powell (keyboards) (26/June/1956)
  • Frankie Trumbauer (11/June/1956)
  • Adrian Rollini (sax) (15/May/1956)
  • Wardell Gray (sax) (25/May/1955)
  • Charlie Parker (sax) (12/March/1955)
  • Bob Gordon (sax) (1955)
  • Johnny Ace (vocals) (25/December/1954)
  • Hot Lips Page (trumpet) (05/November/1954)
  • Django Reinhardt (guitar) (16/May/1953)
  • Hank Williams (vocals) (01/January/1953)
  • Fletcher Henderson (keyboards) (29/December/1952)
  • John Kirby (bass / tuba) (14/June/1952)
  • Elmer Chambers (trumpet) (1952)
  • Sidney Catlett (drums) (25/March/1951)
  • Mildred Bailey (vocals) (1951)
  • Al Killian (trumpet) (05/September/1950)
  • Fats Navarro (trumpet) (07/July/1950)
  • John Lindsay (bass) (03/July/1950)
  • Leo Watson (trombone / vocals) (02/May/1950)
  • Buddy Stewart (vocals) (01/February/1950)
  • Ivie Anderson (vocals) (28/December/1949)
  • Leadbelly (guitar) (06/December/1949)
  • Albert Ammons (keyboards) (02/December/1949)
  • Stan King (drums) (19/November/1949)
  • Buddy Clark (bass) (01/October/1949)
  • Irving Fazola (sax / clarinet) (20/March/1949)
  • Dave Tough (drums) (09/December/1948)
  • Chano Pozo (percussion) (02/December/1948)
  • Mutt Carey (trumpet) (03/September/1948)
  • Sonny Boy Williamson (vocals) (01/June/1948)
  • Sonny Berman (trumpet) (16/January/1947)
  • Freddie Webster (trumpet) (1947)
  • Sam Nanton (trombone) (20/July/1946)
  • Bobby Stark (trumpet) (29/December/1945)
  • Clyde Hart (keyboards) (19/March/1945)
  • Glenn Miller (trombone) (15/December/1944)
  • Bob Zurke (keyboards) (16/February/1944)
  • Fats Waller (keyboards) (15/December/1943)
  • Jimmy Blanton (bass) (30/July/1942)
  • Bunny Berigan (trumpet) (02/June/1942)
  • Charlie Christian (guitar) (02/March/1942)
  • Chu Berry (sax / clarinet) (31/October/1941)
  • Arthur Whetsol (trumpet) (05/January/1940)
  • Chick Webb (drums) (16/June/1939)
  • Tommy Ladnier (trumpet) (04/June/1939)
  • Herschel Evans (sax) (09/February/1939)
  • Robert Johnson (guitar) (16/August/1938)
  • Joe Smith (trumpet) (02/December/1937)
  • Jimmy Johnson (bass) (1937)
  • Bennie Moten (keyboards) (02/April/1935)
  • Eddie Lang (guitar) (26/March/1933)
  • Bubber Miley (trumpet) (20/May/1932)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson (December/1929)

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