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 2018

Last Update: 28/09/2018 - Total (up to now): 145. If you can contribute with more data, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com
September/2018: August/2018: July/2018: June/2018: May/2018:
  • Phil Emmanuel (guitar) (Death: 24/May/2018 - Birth: 06/July/1952)
  • Played in: Emmanuel Quartet / The Trailblazers

  • Reggie Lucas (guitar) (Death: 19/May/2018 - Birth: 25/February/1953)
  • Played in: Miles Davis Group / James Mtume Band / Billy Paul Band / Roberta Flack Band / Reggie Lucas Group
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Leon Ndugu Chancler, Hank Jones, Buddy Montgomery, James Moody, Horace Silver, Ricky Wellman, Joe Lee Wilson, Mike Zwerin
    Appears in albums along with: Leon Ndugu Chancler, Cornell Dupree, Hugh McCracken, Lew Soloff, Jerry Steinholtz, Bob Babbitt, Jesse Ed Davis, George Gruntz, Mac Tontoh, Ricky Wellman

  • Philip Tabane (guitar) (Death: 18/May/2018 - Birth: March/1934)
  • Played in: Malombo

  • Glenn Branca (guitar) (Death: 13/May/2018 - Birth: 06/October/1948)

  • Mikhail Alperin (keyboards) (Death: 11/May/2018 - Birth: 07/November/1956)
  • Played in: Moscow Art Trio / Mikhail Alperin Group

  • Ben Graves (drums) (Death: 09/May/2018)
  • Played in: Murderdolls
    Appears in albums along with: Jimmy Bain

  • Lara Saint Paul (vocals) (Death: 08/May/2018 - Birth: 30/April/1945)

  • Maurane (vocals) (Death: 07/May/2018 - Birth: 12/November/1960)
  • Appears in albums along with: Carlos Vega

  • Dick Williams (vocals) (Death: 05/May/2018 - Birth: 07/June/1926)
  • Played in: The Williams Brothers
    Appears in albums along with: Al Caiola, Frank Marocco

  • Abi Ofarim (guitar) (Death: 04/May/2018 - Birth: 05/October/1937)
  • Played in: Esther & Abi Ofarim Band

  • Steve Coy (drums) (Death: 04/May/2018)
  • Played in: Dead Or Alive

  • Tony Kinman (vocals / bass) (Death: 03/May/2018)
  • Played in: Rank And File / The Dils

  • Jabo Starks (drums) (Death: 01/May/2018 - Birth: 26/October/1938)
  • Played in: Fred Wesley Band / James Brown Band / The Funkmasters
    Appears in albums along with: Albert Aarons, Snooky Young, Andrew Love, Hugh McCracken, Gary Moore, Hank Crawford, Jesse Ed Davis, Martin Drover, Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Bobby Keys, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Al Porcino, Phil Ramone, Linda Taylor

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Joseito Mateo, Demba Nabe, Maria Dolores Pradera, Josh Martin, Pippo Caruso, Stewart Lupton, Evio Di Marzo, Andy MacQueen, Ivan Khristoforov, Thomas Helgeland, Harry Klynn, Anthony Cruz, Jack Reilly, Gerard Jouannest, Hideki Saijo, Ulla Sallert, Scott Hutchison, Carl Perkins, Big T, Soren Hyldgaard, Gayle Shepherd, Patricia Lascelles, Maria Paris, Tony Cucchiara, Vadim Mulerman, Max Berru, Jurgen Marcus.
April/2018: March/2018: February/2018:
  • James Nixon (vocals) (Death: 28/February/2018)
  • Played in: James Nixon Band

  • Eddy Amoo (vocals / guitar) (Death: 23/February/2018 - Birth: 05/May/1944)
  • Played in: The Real Thing / The Chants
    Appears in albums along with: Martin Drover, Graham Jarvis, Gordon Hunte, Chris Mercer

  • Norm Rogers (drums) (Death: 19/February/2018)
  • Played in: The Jayhawks / The Cows

  • Didier Lockwood (violin) (Death: 18/February/2018 - Birth: 11/February/1956)
  • Played in: Didier Lockwood Group / Magma / Alain Caron Band / Fusion / Gordon Beck Group / Billy Cobham Band / Mike Stern Group / A Gathering Of Minds
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Cornell Dupree, Brian Godding, Allan Holdsworth, Ray Warleigh
    Appears in albums along with: Harry Beckett, Jon Hiseman, Nat Peck, Bud Shank

  • Boyd Jarvis (producer) (Death: 16/February/2018 - Birth: 26/October/1958)

  • Little Sammy Davis (harmonica) (Death: 16/February/2018 - Birth: 28/November/1928)
  • Played in: Earl Hooker Band

  • Klaasje Van Der Wal (bass) (Death: 13/February/2018)
  • Played in: Shocking Blue

  • Scott Boyer (guitar) (Death: 13/February/2018 - Birth: 1947)
  • Played in: Cowboy / The Decoys / Gregg Allman Band / The Travelers / The Bitter Ind / The 31st Of February
    Appears in albums along with: Tom Dowd, Delaney Bramlett, Andrew Love, Tom Coyne, Hank Crawford, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Cornell Dupree, Eddie Hoh, Bob Johnston, Bobby Keys, George Marino, Hugh McCracken, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Lew Soloff

  • Daryle Singletary (vocals) (Death: 12/February/2018 - Birth: 10/March/1971)
  • Played in: Daryle Singletary Band

  • Tom Rapp (vocals / guitar) (Death: 11/February/2018 - Birth: 08/March/1947)
  • Played in: Pearls Before Swine / Tom Rapp Band
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Buttrey

  • Craig MacGregor (bass) (Death: 09/February/2018 - Birth: 13/September/1949)
  • Played in: Roger Earl´s Foghat / Foghat / The Kneetremblers / Swan

  • Johann Johannsson (keyboards) (Death: 09/February/2018 - Birth: 19/September/1969)

  • Pat Torpey (drums) (Death: 07/February/2018 - Birth: 13/December/1953)
  • Played in: Mr Big / Odd Man Out / Impelliteri / John Parr Band / Belinda Carlisle Band / Roger Daltrey Band / Montrose / Richie Kotzen Band / The Exile Social Club / The Knack / Robert Plant Band / Pat Torpey Band
    Appears in albums along with: Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, Laurence Cottle

  • Mickey Jones (drums) (Death: 07/February/2018 - Birth: 10/June/1941)
  • Played in: Bob Dylan Band / First Edition / Trini Lopez Band / Johnny Rivers Band
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Kenny Buttrey, Ric Grech, Levon Helm, Ian McLagan
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Buttrey, Bob Johnston, Levon Helm

  • Zeno Roth (guitar) (Death: 05/February/2018 - Birth: 30/June/1956)
  • Played in: Black Angel / Zeno

  • Leon Ndugu Chancler (drums) (Death: 03/February/2018 - Birth: 01/July/1952)

  • Dennis Edwards (vocals) (Death: 01/February/2018 - Birth: 03/February/1943)
  • Played in: Dennis Edwards Band / The Temptations / The Contours
    Appears in albums along with: Bob Babbitt, Leon Ndugu Chancler

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Harvey Schmidt, Wim Claes, DJ Kuya, Roy McDonald, Stormin MC, Heli Laats, Nuray Hafiftas, Al Garner, Billy Johnson, Carmela Rey, Vic Damone, Jan Maxwell, Algia Mae Hinton, Ebony Reigns, Lovebug Starski, Nelson Cooke, Fedora Aleman, Jockie Soerjoprajogo, Leif Rygg, Mowzey Radio.
January/2018:
Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

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