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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Obituaries for musicians in 2016

Obituaries (in 2016)

Last Update: 30/12/2016 - Total (up to now): 216. If you can contribute with more data, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com
December/2016:
  • Bunny Walters (vocals) (Death: 14/December/2016 - Birth: 31/May/1953)
  • Appears in albums along with: Bruce Lynch

  • Barrelhouse Chuck (vocals / keyboards) (Death: 12/December/2016 - Birth: 10/July/1958)

  • Mark Fisher (keyboards) (Death: 12/December/2016)
  • Played in: Matt Bianco / A Little Help From My Friends Band / Wham! / Second Image / Alibi / Womack & Womack Band / No Way Jose / Mark Fisher Band
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Ray Russell
    Appears in albums along with: Derek Watkins, Laurence Cottle, Big Jim Sullivan, Ray Warleigh

  • Joe Ligon (vocals) (Death: 11/December/2016)
  • Played in: Mighty Clouds Of Joy
    Appears in albums along with: Albert Aarons

  • Bob Krasnow (producer) (Death: 11/December/2016 - Birth: 1935)
  • Appears in albums along with: Milt Bernhart, Herb Ellis, Chico Hamilton, Fred Katz, Ollie Mitchell, Phil Ramone

  • Valerie Gell (guitar) (Death: 11/December/2016 - Birth: 14/August/1945)
  • Played in: The Liverbirds

  • Elliott Schwartz (keyboards) (Death: 07/December/2016 - Birth: 19/January/1936)
  • Played in: Elliott Schwartz Group

  • Greg Lake (bass) (Death: 07/December/2016 - Birth: 10/November/1947)
  • Played in: King Crimson / Greg Lake Band / Emerson Lake & Powell / Emerson Lake & Palmer / Ringo Starr Band / Shame / Roger Daltrey Band / The Gods / Asia
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Mark Brzezicki, Tommy Eyre, Levon Helm, Gary Moore, Nick Newell, Cozy Powell, Geoff Whitehorn
    Appears in albums along with: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Richard Brunton, Martin Drover, Bert Jansch, Ray Warleigh

  • Wayne Duncan (bass) (Death: 04/December/2016)
  • Played in: Daddy Cool

  • Herbert Hardesty (sax / trumpet) (Death: 03/December/2016 - Birth: 03/March/1925)
  • Played in: Four Dukes / Roy Brown Band / Fats Domino Band / Herbert Hardesty Band / Count Basie Orchestra / Tom Waits Band
    Appears in albums along with: Cornell Dupree, Albert Aarons, Hank Crawford, Martin Drover, Tommy Eyre, Bobby Keys, Andrew Love, Hugh McCracken, Gary Moore, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Al Porcino, Linda Taylor, Snooky Young

  • David Dickey (bass) (Death: 03/December/2016)
  • Played in: America
    Appears in albums along with: Raphael Ravenscroft

  • Mark Gray (vocals / keyboards) (Death: 02/December/2016 - Birth: 24/October/1952)
  • Played in: Exile

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Betty Loo Taylor, Abdul Gafur Hali, Deddie Davies, Andrew Dorff, Gustavo Quintero, Leo Marjane, Gordie Tapp, Ajit Varman, Bohdan Smolen, Paivi Paunu, Alan Thicke, Ahuva Ozeri, Betsy Pecanins, Jim Lowe, Lucila Campos, Esma Redzepova, Damiao Experienca, Palani Vaughan, Mohamed-Tahar Fergani, Junaid Jamshed, Adam Sagan, Mona Maraachli, Big Syke, Radim Hladik, Chelsea Dolan, Gisela May, Micky Fitz.
November/2016: October/2016: September/2016:
  • Oscar Brand (vocals / guitar) (Death: 30/September/2016 - Birth: 07/February/1920)
  • Played in: Oscar Brand Band

  • Mike Casswell (guitar) (Death: 30/September/2016 - Birth: 18/June/1963)
  • Played in: Brian May Band / Saiichi Sugiyama Band / John Edwards Band / Walk On Fire / Heroes
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Neil Murray, Cozy Powell
    Appears in albums along with: Phil Kenzie, Neil Murray, Cozy Powell

  • Little Royal (vocals) (Death: 29/September/2016 - Birth: 20/November/1933)
  • Appears in albums along with: Byrd Foster, Warren King

  • Nora Dean (vocals) (Death: 29/September/2016 - Birth: 1944)

  • Taffy Taylor (vocals) (Death: 27/September/2016)
  • Played in: Quartz

  • Karel Ruzicka Sr (keyboards) (Death: 26/September/2016 - Birth: 02/June/1940)

  • Joe Clay (vocals) (Death: 26/September/2016 - Birth: 09/September/1938)

  • Kashif (keyboards) (Death: 25/September/2016 - Birth: 26/December/1956)
  • Played in: B T Express / Stephanie Mills Band / Kashif Band
    Appears in albums along with: Lew Soloff, Carlos Vega, Marcus Belgrave, Robin Gibb, George Marino, Snooky Young

  • Buckwheat Zydeco (keyboards / accordion) (Death: 24/September/2016 - Birth: 14/November/1947)
  • Played in: Buckwheat Zydeco Band / Sammy And the Untouchables / Little Buck And The Top Cats / Clifton Chenier Band
    Appears in albums along with: Bobby Keys, Andrew Love, Jim Rothermel

  • John D Loudermilk (vocals) (Death: 21/September/2016 - Birth: 31/March/1934)
  • Appears in albums along with: Delaney Bramlett, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Cornell Dupree, Eddie Hoh, Andrew Love

  • Jerry Corbetta (keyboards) (Death: 16/September/2016)
  • Played in: Classic Rock All Stars / Sugarloaf / The Four Seasons / Chocolate Hair / Jerry Corbetta Band / Moonrakers
    Appears in albums along with: Carlos Vega, Bob Babbitt

  • Leonard Haze (drums) (Death: 11/September/2016)
  • Played in: Y&T
    Appears in albums along with: Tommy Eyre, John Gustafson, Bernie Holland, Phil Kenzie, Jon Lord

  • Chris Stone (engineer) (Death: 10/September/2016 - Birth: 1935)
  • Appears in albums along with: Tom Brumley, Barry De Souza, Lesley Duncan, John ´Irish´ Earle, Tommy Eyre, Duane Jarvis, Frank Marocco, Joe Moretti, Chris Parren, Ray Russell

  • Prince Buster (vocals) (Death: 08/September/2016 - Birth: 24/May/1938)

  • Graham Wiggins (keyboards) (Death: 07/September/2016 - Birth: 25/October/1962)
  • Played in: Doctor Didg / Outback

  • Clifford Curry (vocals) (Death: 06/September/2016 - Birth: 03/November/1936)

  • Lewis Merenstein (producer) (Death: 06/September/2016 - Birth: 23/October/1934)
  • Appears in albums along with: Jerry Steinholtz, Eddie Hoh, Bob Babbitt, Jimmy Bain, Delaney Bramlett, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Cornell Dupree, Kay Garner, John Guerin, Les Hurdle, Andrew Love, Hugh McCracken

  • Fred McFarlane (producer / keyboards) (Death: 05/September/2016)
  • Appears in albums along with: Robbie Blunt, Phil Kenzie, Phil Ramone

  • Fred Hellerman (guitar) (Death: 01/September/2016 - Birth: 13/May/1927)
  • Played in: The Weavers / Chad Mitchell Trio
    Appears in albums along with: Phil Ramone, Buddy Emmons, Hugh McCracken

  • Kacey Jones (vocals / producer) (Death: 01/September/2016 - Birth: 27/April/1950)
  • Played in: Ethel & The Shameless Hussies / Kacey Jones Band
    Appears in albums along with: Tom Brumley, Duane Jarvis, Linda Taylor

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Lecresia Campbell, Marta Schele, Aurelian Preda, Ioan Gyuri Pascu, Hagen Liebing, Jean Shepard, Shawty Lo, DJ Spank Spank, Micki Marlo, Bobby Breen, Mandoza, Charmian Carr, Qiao Renliang, Trisco Pearson, Sunil Bardewa, Tavin Pumarejo, Alexis Arquette, Farhang Sharif, Novella Matveyeva, Bob Bissonnette, Johnny Rebel, Jerry Heller, Gary D.
August/2016: July/2016:
  • Nigel Gray (producer) (Death: 30/July/2016 - Birth: 1947)
  • Appears in albums along with: Trevor Bolder, Steve Byrd

  • Ken Barrie (backing vocals) (Death: 29/July/2016 - Birth: 09/January/1933)
  • Played in: Neil Richardson Singers
    Appears in albums along with: Big Jim Sullivan, Martin Drover, Kay Garner, Linda Taylor, Bob Wackett

  • Jose Menese (vocals) (Death: 29/July/2016)
  • Appears in albums along with: Ray Warleigh

  • Fred Tomlinson (vocals) (Death: 29/July/2016)

  • Pat Upton (vocals / guitar) (Death: 27/July/2016)
  • Appears in albums along with: Tom Brumley, Pete Jolly, Ollie Mitchell

  • Roye Albrighton (guitar) (Death: 26/July/2016 - Birth: 1949)
  • Played in: Nektar / Snowball
    Appears in albums along with: Chris Mercer

  • Sandy Pearlman (producer) (Death: 26/July/2016 - Birth: 05/August/1943)
  • Appears in albums along with: Phil Grande

  • Allan Barnes (sax / flute) (Death: 25/July/2016 - Birth: 21/September/1949)
  • Played in: Gil Scott Heron Band / Blackbyrds / Allan Barnes Group
    Appears in albums along with: Marcus Belgrave

  • Keith Gemmell (sax / clarinet) (Death: 24/July/2016 - Birth: 15/February/1948)
  • Played in: Audience / Sammy / Roy Young Band / Stackridge / The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Dave Caswell, Mick Clarke, Rod Coombes, Nick Judd, Ray Russell, Nick South
    Appears in albums along with: Martin Drover, Nick Judd, Bobby Keys, Linda Taylor, Richard Brunton, Brian Chatton, Barry De Souza, Kay Garner, Felix Krish, Bruce Lynch, Ray Russell, Bob Wackett, Ray Warleigh, Tommy Whittle

  • Marni Nixon (vocals) (Death: 24/July/2016 - Birth: 22/February/1930)
  • Appears in albums along with: Milt Bernhart, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank

  • Lewis Steinberg (bass) (Death: 21/July/2016 - Birth: 13/September/1933)
  • Played in: Booker T & The MG´s / The Mar-Keys
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Donald ´Duck´ Dunn
    Appears in albums along with: Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Andrew Love, Cornell Dupree

  • Tamas Somlo (Death: 19/July/2016 - Birth: 17/November/1947)
  • Played in: Locomotiv GT / Omega

  • Gary Paxton (vocals / producer) (Death: 17/July/2016 - Birth: 18/May/1939)
  • Played in: Pledges / Chuck & The Chuckles / Gary & Clyde / Skip & Flip
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Buttrey, Buddy Emmons, J J Cale, Andrew Love

  • Alan Vega (vocals) (Death: 16/July/2016 - Birth: 23/June/1938)
  • Played in: Suicide

  • Bonnie Brown (vocals) (Death: 16/July/2016 - Birth: 31/July/1938)
  • Played in: The Browns
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Buttrey

  • Roland Prince (guitar) (Death: 15/July/2016)
  • Played in: Elvin Jones Group / Sam Rivers Group
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Frank Foster, Freddie Hubbard
    Appears in albums along with: Frank Foster, James Moody

  • Steve Grover (drums) (Death: 07/July/2016)
  • Played in: Lenny Breau Group / Steve Grover Group

  • Danny Smythe (drums) (Death: 06/July/2016 - Birth: 25/August/1948)
  • Played in: Box Tops / The Devilles

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Mike Mohede, Lucille Dumont, Daasebre Gyamenah, Peter Sadlo, Lachhu Maharaj, Maggie MacDonald, Horacio Olivo, Peter Re, George Reznik, Edgar Muenzer, Bijoya Chaudhuri, Lawrence Minors, Mubarak Begum, Karina Jensen, Bobby Ramirez, Erik Petersen, Danny Nettey, Andrew Franklin, Steven Young, El Lebrijano, Christian Salcedo, Minerva Herrera, Nik Baydin, Leif Nylen, Genevieve Castree Elverum, Gerard Bourgeois, Rokusuke Ei, Hugo Gonzalez Neira, Alirio Diaz, William Hawkins, Renee De Haan, Teddy Rooney.
June/2016: May/2016: April/2016: March/2016: February/2016: January/2016:
Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

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