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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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Obituaries for musicians in 2016

Last Update: 30/11/2017 - Total (up to now): 232. If you can contribute with more data, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com
December/2016: November/2016: October/2016: September/2016:
  • 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

  • Oscar Brand (vocals / guitar) (Death: 30/September/2016 - Birth: 07/February/1920)
  • Played in: Oscar Brand Band

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

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

  • 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, Tom Dowd, 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, Brian Chatton, Barry De Souza, Lesley Duncan, John ´Irish´ Earle, Tommy Eyre, Duane Jarvis, Mike Kellie, 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

  • 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, Tom Dowd, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Cornell Dupree, Kay Garner, John Guerin, Les Hurdle, Andrew Love, Hugh McCracken

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

  • Fred McFarlane (producer / keyboards) (Death: 05/September/2016)
  • Appears in albums along with: Robbie Blunt, Tom Coyne, 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, Lyle Ritz

  • 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, Gary D, Jerry Heller.
August/2016: July/2016:
  • Nigel Gray (producer) (Death: 30/July/2016 - Birth: 1947)
  • Appears in albums along with: Trevor Bolder, Steve Byrd

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

  • 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

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

  • Pat Upton (vocals / guitar) (Death: 27/July/2016)
  • Played in: The Fydallions / Spiral Starecase
    Appears in albums along with: Tom Brumley, John Guerin, Pete Jolly, Ollie Mitchell, Lyle Ritz, Tony Terran

  • 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

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

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

  • 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, Peter Sadlo, Lucille Dumont, Daasebre Gyamenah, Lachhu Maharaj, Maggie MacDonald, Peter Re, Horacio Olivo, 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, Teddy Rooney, Renee De Haan.
June/2016: May/2016: April/2016: March/2016: February/2016: January/2016: 2016:
Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for providing this service-time is approaching when the list of my friends & those that provided so much joy will be somewhat reduced in number....till........final curtain call.

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