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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Obituaries for musicians in 2018

Last Update: 25/01/2019 - Total (up to now): 201. If you can contribute with more data, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com
December/2018:
  • Dean Ford (vocals) (Death: 31/December/2018 - Birth: 05/September/1946)
  • Played in: Marmalade / The Gaylords / Dean Ford & The Gaylords / Dean Ford Band
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Junior Campbell
    Appears in albums along with: Junior Campbell, Lesley Duncan, Miller Anderson, Les Davidson, Andy Fraser, Les Hurdle

  • Ray Sawyer (vocals) (Death: 31/December/2018 - Birth: 01/February/1937)
  • Played in: Dr Hook / Ray Sawyer Band
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Buttrey, Pete York

  • Christine McGuire (vocals) (Death: 28/December/2018 - Birth: 30/July/1926)
  • Played in: The McGuire Sisters

  • Miucha (vocals) (Death: 27/December/2018 - Birth: 30/November/1937)

  • Jerry Riopelle (vocals / producer) (Death: 24/December/2018)
  • Played in: The Hollywood Argyles
    Appears in albums along with: Lyle Ritz, Milt Bernhart, Herb Ellis, Clydie King, Frank Marocco, Ollie Mitchell, Joe Osborn, Phil Ramone, Tony Terran

  • James Calvin Wilsey (guitar) (Death: 24/December/2018 - Birth: 21/July/1957)
  • Played in: Chris Isaak Band / Avengers
    Appears in albums along with: Tom Brumley

  • Honey Lantree (drums) (Death: 23/December/2018 - Birth: 28/August/1943)
  • Played in: The Honeycombs
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Mac Poole

  • Galt MacDermot (arranger) (Death: 17/December/2018 - Birth: 18/December/1928)
  • Appears in albums along with: Cornell Dupree, Hugh McCracken, Lew Soloff, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young

  • Jerry Chesnut (arranger) (Death: 15/December/2018 - Birth: 07/May/1931)

  • Arthur Maia (bass) (Death: 15/December/2018 - Birth: 09/April/1962)
  • Played in: Ney Matogrosso Band / Gilberto Gil Band / Cama De Gato / Arthur Maia Group
    Appears in albums along with: Jon Hiseman

  • Joe Osborn (bass) (Death: 14/December/2018 - Birth: 28/August/1937)

  • Nancy Wilson (vocals) (Death: 13/December/2018 - Birth: 20/February/1937)
  • Played in: Nancy Wilson Group
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Mickey Roker
    Appears in albums along with: Donald Bailey, Larry Bunker, Cornell Dupree, Herb Ellis, Jeff Golub, Freddie Hubbard, Mickey Roker, Tony Terran, Snooky Young

  • Fred Wieland (guitar) (Death: 10/December/2018)
  • Played in: The Strangers / Mixtures

  • The Mascara Snake (Death: 07/December/2018 - Birth: 1948)
  • Played in: Captain Beefheart Band

  • Ace Cannon (sax) (Death: 06/December/2018 - Birth: 05/May/1934)
  • Played in: Bill Black Band / Ace Cannon Band
    Appears in albums along with: Levon Helm

  • Pete Shelley (vocals / guitar) (Death: 06/December/2018 - Birth: 17/April/1955)
  • Played in: Pete Shelley Band / Buzzcocks

  • Perry Robinson (clarinet) (Death: 02/December/2018 - Birth: 17/September/1938)
  • Played in: Gunter Hampel Group / Badal Roy Band / MBR / Dave Brubeck Group / Clarinet Contrast / Lou Grassi Group / The Jug Jam / Cosmic Legends
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Joe Morello
    Appears in albums along with: Paul Motian

  • Jody Williams (guitar) (Death: 01/December/2018 - Birth: 03/February/1935)
  • Played in: Howlin´ Wolf Band / Jody Williams Band / Bo Diddley Band
    Appears in albums along with: Donald ´Duck´ Dunn

  • Calvin Newborn (guitar) (Death: 01/December/2018 - Birth: 27/April/1933)
  • Played in: Sun Ra Orchestra / Jackie Brenston Band / Earl Hines Group / Lionel Hampton Group / Jimmy Forrest Group / Bill ´Wild´ Davis Group / Al Grey Group / Freddie Roach Group / Calvin Newborn Group / Phineas Newborn Sr Group
    Appears in albums along with: Hank Crawford, Rudy Van Gelder, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Cornell Dupree, Hugh McCracken, Ed Shaughnessy, Snooky Young, Albert Aarons, Marcus Belgrave, Leroy Cooper, Tom Coyne, Jesse Ed Davis, Martin Drover, Tommy Eyre, Bobby Keys, Clydie King, Andrew Love, Gary Moore, Charles Pitts, Al Porcino, Lew Soloff, Linda Taylor, Cedar Walton

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Mike Taylor, Larry Austin, Aldo Parisot, Ullar Jorberg, Guto Barros, Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, Jimmy Work, Dipali Barthakur, Norman Gimbel, Anca Pop, Chiquetete, Angelo Conti, Yigal Bashan, Lucas Starr, Floyd Parton.
November/2018:
  • Roger Neumann (sax / arranger) (Death: 28/November/2018 - Birth: 03/January/1941)
  • Played in: Buddy Rich Orchestra / Woody Herman Orchestra / Roger Neumann Orchestra / Anita O´Day Group / Billy Redman Group / Jack Gillespie Group / Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra / Phil Norman Group
    Appears in albums along with: John Guerin, Frank Marocco, Ollie Mitchell, Gary Moore, Joe Osborn, Al Porcino, Caleb Quaye, Lyle Ritz, Jerry Stevenson, Tony Terran, Wah Wah Watson

  • Trevor McNaughton (vocals) (Death: 20/November/2018)
  • Played in: The Melodians

  • Eddie C Campbell (guitar) (Death: 20/November/2018 - Birth: 06/May/1939)
  • Played in: Eddie C Campbell Band
    Appears in albums along with: Mike Paice

  • Roy Bailey (vocals / guitar) (Death: 20/November/2018 - Birth: 20/October/1935)
  • Played in: The Three City Four / Roy Bailey Band

  • Al James (bass) (Death: 16/November/2018)
  • Played in: Showaddywaddy / Choise

  • Alec Finn (Death: 16/November/2018)
  • Appears in albums along with: Dave Bronze, Bob Johnston

  • Scott English (producer) (Death: 16/November/2018 - Birth: 10/January/1937)
  • Appears in albums along with: Jimmy Bain, Ian McLagan, Gary Moore

  • Roy Clark (vocals / guitar) (Death: 15/November/2018 - Birth: 15/April/1933)
  • Played in: The Million Dollar Band / Roy Clark Band / Texas Wildcats / Wanda Jackson Band
    Appears in albums along with: Buddy Emmons, Andrew Love

  • Masahiro Sayama (keyboards) (Death: 14/November/2018 - Birth: 26/November/1953)
  • Played in: Masahiro Sayama Group / Shuichi Murakami Group

  • Francis Lai (arranger) (Death: 07/November/2018 - Birth: 26/April/1932)
  • Played in: Edith Piaf Band
    Appears in albums along with: Richard Brunton, Tommy Eyre, Felix Krish, Frank Marocco

  • Hugh McDowell (cello) (Death: 06/November/2018 - Birth: 31/July/1953)
  • Played in: ELO / Wizzard / ELO Part II / Radio Stars
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Pete Haycock
    Appears in albums along with: Phil Curtis

  • Tama Renata (vocals / guitar) (Death: 04/November/2018)
  • Played in: Herbs

  • Glenn Schwartz (guitar) (Death: 02/November/2018 - Birth: 20/March/1940)
  • Played in: Pacific Gas & Electric / James Gang / All Saved Freak Band / Glenn Schwartz Band
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Joe Lala
    Appears in albums along with: Clydie King

  • Roy Hargrove (trumpet) (Death: 02/November/2018 - Birth: 16/October/1969)

  • Mark Fosson (guitar) (Death: 02/November/2018 - Birth: 16/May/1950)
  • Played in: Bum Steers
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Edwards, Bob Metzger

  • Dave Rowland (vocals) (Death: 01/November/2018 - Birth: 26/January/1944)
  • Played in: J D Sumner & The Stamps / Dave Rowland Band / Dave & Sugar / Charley Pride Band

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Erik Lindmark, Gary Haisman, Johnny Maddox, Mohammed Aziz, Harold Farberman, Imrat Khan, Devin Lima, Mamane Barka, Levine Andrade, Diana Petrynenko, Jens Buchner, Cyril Pahinui, Boris Poloskin, Yevgeny Osin, Sonny Knowles, Kacem Kefi, Ivan Smirnov, Mario Suarez, Ken Narita, Marian Geisberg, Micheal O Suilleabhain, Rasmus Berg, Andrzej Mitan, Roman Grinev, Josh Fauver, Mimoun El Oujdi, Maria Guinot, Tom Diaz, Eustaquio Sosa.
October/2018: 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, Clydie King, 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, Evio Di Marzo, Josh Martin, Maria Dolores Pradera, Stewart Lupton, Pippo Caruso, Andy MacQueen, Thomas Helgeland, Ivan Khristoforov, Harry Klynn, Anthony Cruz, Jack Reilly, Hideki Saijo, Gerard Jouannest, Ulla Sallert, Scott Hutchison, Carl Perkins, Gayle Shepherd, Soren Hyldgaard, Big T, 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

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

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

  • 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, Clydie King, 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

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

  • 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, Clydie King, 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: Wah Wah Watson, 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, Al Garner, Nuray Hafiftas, Carmela Rey, Billy Johnson, Jan Maxwell, Vic Damone, Ebony Reigns, Algia Mae Hinton, Lovebug Starski, Nelson Cooke, Fedora Aleman, Jockie Soerjoprajogo, Leif Rygg, Mowzey Radio.
January/2018:
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