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Rock Star Death Notices - November 2009


Photo Caption: Soupy Sales on the Match Game in the 1970's

Soupy Sales on the Match Game in the 1970's

Brian Redman - Died 9-26-2009 in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. - Car accident (Metal) Bassist - Worked with The Dirty Knockers and 3 Inches Of Blood (They did, “Crazy Nights” and “Axes Of Evil”).

Rudy LaGatta - Died 9-26-2009 - He was 79 years old - Musician - Was a member of The Five Fun Ghouls.

Short Howard (Lorenzo Howard) - Died 9-26-2009 - Prostate cancer (Doo-Wop - Gospel) He was 70 years old - Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Big Cam & The Lifters - Worked with the Dorothy Ghee Gospel Singers.

Amy Farris - Died 9-26-2009 (Rock) She was 40 years old - Fiddler and singer - (She did, “Drivin’ All Night Long” and “My Heart’s Too Easy To Break”) - She was a member of Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Worked with Kelly Willis, Tish Hinojosa, Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison, Elana James, Alejandro Escovedo, The Derailers, Sara Hickman, Ray Price, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Monte Warden and Brian Wilson.

Beau Velasco - Died 9-27-2009 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. (Punk - Electronica) - Guitarist, singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Death Set (They did, “Negative Thinking” and “Heard It All Before”).

Ruby Wright (aka Ruby Wells) - Died 9-27-2009 in Madison, TN (Country) Born 10-27-1939 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Singer - (She did, “Dern Ya”) - She was part of the trio, Nita, Rita And Ruby - Daughter of singers, Johnnie Wright and Kitty Wells.

Jon Guthrie
- Died 9-27-2009 in Athens, GA, U.S. - Car accident (Rock) Born 1983 - Bassist - Worked with The Michael Guthrie Band, Chop Top, The Vigilantes Of Love, Love Tractor, Community Chaos, Exit 86, Dirty Sanchez & The Pancho Villas and Guff.

Greg Ladanyi - Died 9-28-2009 in Cyprus - Head trauma from a fall - Born 7-6-1952 in Elkhart, Indiana, U.S. - Producer and manager - Worked with Jackson Browne, Type O Negative, The Church, Anna Vissi, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Hollywood Undead, Mothers Anthem, Don Henley and Jeff Healey.

Gungi Paterson (Gordon Paterson) - Died 9-28-2009 - Lymphoma - Front of house sound engineer and tour manager - Worked with Deep Purple, Live, A Perfect Circle, System Of A Down, Tears For Fears, Fiona Apple, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Steve Vai and Rainbow.

Caoimhin O Dochartaigh
- Died 9-29-2009 - Illness (Traditional Irish) He was in his late 50s - Played fiddle.

Hari Prasanna Pal
- Died 9-30-2009 in Chittagong, Bangladesh - He had suffered a brain hemorrhage (Folk) He was 80 years old - Singer.

Byron Palmer
- Died 9-30-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 6-21-1920 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Actor and singer - Was a member of The Music Mates - Appeared in the Broadway musical, Where’s Charley? - Co-starred on TV’s, This Is Your Music.

Willie “Big Bo” Thomas Jr. - Died 10-1-2009 in Cedar Hill, TX, U.S. - Natural causes (Jazz - Blues) Born 6-20-1926 in Forney, TX, U.S. - Saxophonist - Led Big Bo And His Satisfied Four and Big Bo And His Arrows - Founder of Gay-Shel Records.

Mr. Magic (John Rivas) (aka Sir Juice and Super Rocking Mr. Magic) - Died 10-2-2009 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Heart attack - Born 3-15-1956 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - DJ and promoter - Hosted radio’s, Rap Attack - Credited with inspiring Notorious B.I.G. and Nas.

Duane Peterson - Died 10-2-2009 (Jazz) He was 80 years old - Sang and played banjo - Was a member of The Gate City Jazz Band.

Robert Kirby
(Robert Bruce Kirby) - Died 10-3-2009 in London, England - During an operation (Folk - Rock) Born 4-16-1948 in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England - Composer, arranger, keyboardist and conductor - Worked with Nick Drake, The Strawbs, John Cale, David Ackles, Elton John, Shelagh McDonald, Ralph McTell, Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Magic Numbers and Shining Bright.

Laura Mae Gross (aka Mama) - Died 10-3-2009 - Heart failure - Born 1920 in Vicksburg, Miss., U.S. - Owned and operated the blues club Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn which hosted artists such as Bobby “Blue” Bland, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson, Little Milton, Albert King, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Big Mama Thornton, Little Esther Phillips, Count Basie, Albert Collins, Ike Turner, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.

Bill Bartolin
(aka Cupid) - Died 10-3-2009 - Lung cancer (Rock) Born 4-21-1951 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Blue Ash (They did, “Just Another Game” and “Smash My Guitar”).

George Selaiden - Died 10-3-2009 - Pneumonia (Jazz) He was 87 years old - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with Desi Arnaz, Ricky Nelson, Billy Eckstine, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Duane Eddy, Link Wray, Benny Goodman and Rosemary Clooney.

Mercedes Sosa (aka La Negra) - Died 10-4-2009 - Kidney disease (Folk - Nueva Cancion) Born 7-9-1935 in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina - Singer - (She did, “Gracias a la Vida”) - Worked with Luciano Pavarotti, Shakira, Caetano Veloso, Sting, Joan Baez, Andrea Bocelli, Silvio Rodríguez, Charly Garcia, Chico Buarque and Joan Manuel Serrat - Wife of musician, Manuel Oscar Matus.

Valerie Crockett
(Valerie Ann Orchinik) - Died 10-4-2009 in Massachusetts, U.S. - Leiomyosarcoma (Folk - Bluegrass) She was 53 years old - Born in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Crockett, Sugar Mama And The Bad Dads and Valerie And Walter Crockett And The Oxymorons (They did, “Ms. Lucky” and “Did I Talk Too Much”).

Mike Alexander (Michael Alexander) - Died 10-5-2009 in Lulea, Sweden - Illness (Metal) Born 6-22-1977 - Bassist - Was a member of Evile (They did, “Infected Nation” and “Thrasher”).

Suzanne Fiol
(aka Mama Issue) - Died 10-5-2009 in New York, NY, U.S. - Cancer - Born 5-9-1960 - Photographer and founder and artistic director for The Issue Project Room which provides a place for new and experimental performances, talks and concerts and has hosted performances and projects by Tom Verlaine, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori, Ha-Yang Kim and Elliott Sharp.

Mostafa Gorginzadeh - Died 10-6-2009 in Tehran, Iran - Cancer - He was 87 years old - Played trumpet - (He wrote, “You Forgot Me”) - Worked with Ali Tajvidi, Mehdi khaledi, Lotfollah Majd and Habibollah Badiei.

Takkatho Tun Naung - Died 10-6-2009 in Rangoon, Burma - Heart attack (Modern Burmese) He was 64 years old - Singer - (He did, “Yee Zar Lochin Del” (I Want A Girlfriend)) - Worked with Ohn Kyaw.

Ruth McGinnis - Died 10-6-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Ovarian cancer (Classical - Bluegrass - Folk) Born 6-20-1957 - Violinist - Worked with The Acoustic Trio, John Hartford, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Vince Gill and Chet Atkins.

Nate Niec (Nathaniel Niec) - Died 10-6-2009 in Johns Creek - Traffic accident (Punk) He was 27 years old - Bassist - Worked with No Holds Barred, Terminus City, Das Maniacs and Patriot.

Lawrence Chelsi - Died 10-6-2009 (Musicals - Opera) He was 89 years old - Singer - (He did, “Little Women” and “MCP Song “) - He was in the musicals, Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady.

Shelby Singleton (Shelby Sumpter Singleton, Jr.) - Died 10-7-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Brain cancer - Born 12-16-1931 in Waskom, Texas, U.S. - Producer and record label owner - Worked for Mercury Records and Smash Records - Formed SSS International and Plantation Records - Produced Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Brook Benton and Dave Dudley.

Steve Ferguson - Died 10-7-2009 in Louisville, KY, U.S. - Cancer (R&B - Rock - Creole - Funk) Born 11-22-1948 in Louisville, KY, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - (He did, “Shake And Bake” and “HiDiHo”) - Was a member of The Merseybeats U.S.A. (“You’ll Come Back” and “Nobody Loves Me That Way”), NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quintet) (They did, “Stomp” and “I Didn’t Know Myself”), Steve Ferguson & The Midwest Creole Ensemble (“You Don’t Like Your Monster”) and Brother Stephen & The Humanitarians - Worked with Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins and The Carpenter Ants.

Sam Rawhauser (Samuel W. Rawhauser) (aka Sam Lugar) - Died 10-8-2009 in Mount Joy, PA, U.S. - Complications from lung cancer (Rock) He was 55 years old - Born in Lancaster, PA, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Sharks (They did, “On My Own” and “Only Time Will Tell”).

Esther Halpern (Esther Tabachnick Halpern) - Died 10-8-2009 in Center City - Liver failure (Blues - Folk - Yiddish) She was 79 years old - Singer and guitarist - Co-founder of The Philadelphia Folk Song Society - She was a co-owner of the folk club, The Gilded Cage which hosted artists such as Peter Paul And Mary, Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel, John Hurt and Arlo Guthrie.

Freddy Robinson (Fred Leroy Robinson) (aka Abu Talib) - Died 10-8-2009 in Lancaster, CA, U.S. - Cancer (Blues) Born 2-24-1939 in Memphis, TN., U.S. - Guitarist, bassist and singer - (He wrote, “Black Fox” and “At The Drive-In”) - Worked with Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, Monk Higgins and Little Walter.

Zambo Cavero (Arturo Cavero Velasquez) - Died 10-9-2009 in Lima, Peru - Complications of sepsis - Born 11-29-1940 in Lima, Peru - Singer - (He did, “Contigo Peru”) - Some of his songs were interpretations of compositions by Augusto Polo Campos.

Jon Pettis (aka Baggage) - Died 10-9-2009 in Austin, TX, U.S. - House fire (Grunge - Blues) Sang and played horns, guitar and bass - Was a member of Bankrupt And The Borrowers (They did, “Katie Anne” and “Dumpster”).

Rusty Wier (Russell Allen Wier)- Died 10-9-2009 - Cancer (Country) Born 5-3-1944 in Corpus Christi, TX, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance” and “Lover Of The Other Side Of The Hill”) - Was a member of The Austin Cosmic Cowboys - Austin Music Awards Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Fred Silver (Fred I. Silver) - Died 10-9-2009 (Musicals) Born 3-30-1936 - Musician and composer - (He wrote, “I’m Getting Sick Of Sondheim” and Carol Burnett’s, “Twelve Days After Christmas”) - He was half of the piano duo, DeMaio & Silver.

Luis Aguile (Luis María Aguilera Picca) - Died 10-10-2009 in Madrid, Spain - Cancer - Singer and musician - Born 2-24-1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - (He did, “Camarero champagne” and “La Chatunga”).

Stephen Gately
(Stephen Patrick David Gately) - Died 10-10-2009 in Palma, Majorca - Pulmonary edema (Rock) Born 3-17-1976 in Dublin, Ireland - Singer and actor - (He did, “New Beginning” and “I Believe”) - Was a member of Boyzone (They did, “All That I Need” and “No Matter What”).

Sonny Bradshaw - Died 10-10-2009 in London, England - Effects of a stroke (Jazz) Born 1926 in Kingston, Jamaica - Played trumpet, piano, clarinet, trombone and saxophone - Led The Sonny Bradshaw Seven.

Don Decker (aka Lord Stomache) - Died 10-11-2009 (Metal) Born 9-11-1968 - Singer - Was a member of Anal Blast.

Herb Leblanc
- Died 10-11-2009 in Lake Doucette, Nova Scotia - Cancer (Country - Acadian - Folk) He was 81 years old - Played guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion and harmonica - Was a member of Tymeux de la Baie.

Basilio (Basilio Ferguz Alexandre) - Died 10-11-2009 in Miami, FL, U.S. - Bronchopneumonia (Ballads) Born 10-13-1947 in Panama - Singer - (He did, “Cisne Cuello Negro” and “Vivir lo Nuestro”).

Dickie Peterson (Richard Allan Peterson) - Died 10-12-2009 in Erkelenz, Germany (Metal - Rock) Born 9-12-1946 in Grand Forks, ND, U.S. - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Blue Cheer (They did, “Second Time Around” and a version of, “Summertime Blues”) - Worked with The Hank Davison Band and Dos Hombres.

Brendan Mullen - Died 10-12-2009 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Stroke (Punk) Played drums - Was a member of The Satintones - Founder of the punk club The Masque which hosted the acts, The Skulls, The Germs, X, The Go-Go’s, The Screamers, The Dickies, The Dils, The Flesh Eaters, The Plugz, The Bags, The Weirdos, Fear and The Alleycats.

Winston Mankunku Ngozi (Winston Monwabisi Mankunku Ngozi) - Died 10-12-2009 in Cape Town - Heart attack (Jazz) Born 1943 in Retreat in Cape Town - Played saxophone and piano - Worked with Mike Perry, Bheki Mseleku, Toots Thielemans, Joe Henderson, Mike Rossi, Chick Corea, Jack Van Poll, Dave Young and Russell Herman.

Ian Wallace - Died 10-12-2009 in Highgate, north London, England (Ballards - Opera - Comedy) Born 7-10-1919 in London, England - Singer - (He was well known for singing, “The Hippopotamus” also known as “Mud, Glorious Mud”) - He was a panellist on radio’s, My Music for 27 years.

Irene van Wyk
- Died 10-13-2009 near Bronkhorstspruit - Car accident (Gospel) Singer - (She did, “Oorbegin” and “We’ve Got Tonight”) - Worked with Chess (They did, “Holiday” and “Hello My Mama”), Kurt Darren and Steve Hofmeyr - Formerly married to music promoter Louis van Wyk who was her manager.

Al Martino
(Alfred Cini) - Died 10-13-2009 in Springfield, PA, U.S. (Pop) Born 10-7-1927 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer and actor - (He did, “Spanish Eyes” and “Here In My Heart”) - He played Johnny Fontane in the film The Godfather.

Mick Yates
- Died 10-13-2009 - Pneumonia (Jazz) He was 40 years old - Played drums and clarinet - Worked with The Terry Allonby Trio.

Alex Woods - Died 10-13-2009 in Malvern - Pulmonary thromboembolism - Born 3-31-1981 - Drummer - Was a member of Kharma.

Lou Albano (Louis Vincent Albano) (aka Captain Lou Albano) - Died 10-14-2009 in Carmel, New York, U.S. - Born 7-29-1933 in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S. - Natural causes - Wrestler and actor - Managed NRBQ and can be heard on their, “Lou And The Q” album - Appeared in Cyndi Lauper’s, Girls Just Want to Have Fun video - Was the character Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! - Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Johnny Jones (John Albert Jones) - Died 10-14-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. (Blues) Born 8-17-1936 in Eads, Shelby Co., TN - Guitarist - Worked with Junior Wells, The Imperial Seven, The King Casuals (They did, “It’s Gonna Be Good” and “Chip Off The Old Block”), Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Jimmy Church - Was part of the house band for TV’s, Night Train and The Beat -  Recorded albums for Northern Blues, CrossCut and Black Magic Records.

Artie Fields
- Died 10-14-2009 in West Bloomfield - Heart failure (Jazz - Jingles) He was 87 years old - Born in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Played trumpet - (He wrote, “Go Get ‘Em, Tigers”) - Wrote jingles for Firestone (“Where The Rubber Meets The Road) and GM (“GM Mark Of Excellence”) - Founder of Artie Fields Productions - Husband of dancer, Janie Ciolek.

George Wigfall Sr
. - Died 10-15-2009 in Charleston, SC, U.S. (Gospel) He was 81 years old - Musician - Worked with The Cross Gospel Four.

Wilby Fletcher Jr.
- Died 10-15-2009 - Heart attack (Jazz) Born 10-18-1954 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of Infinity - Worked with Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner, Tania Maria, Gary Bartz, Roberta Flack, Harry Belafonte, Herbie Mann, Woody Shaw, Ron Carter, Michelle Petruciani and Roy Ayres.

Laurie Slade - Died 10-15-2009 in Tetbury - He was 88 years old - Pianist - Led The Laurie Slade Sound - Was a member of The Dolphins Dance Band and The Silhouettes.

Kazuhiko Kato (aka Tonovan) - Died 10-17-2009 in Karuizawa, Kitasaku, Nagano, Japan - Hanged himself (Rock - Folk) Born 3-21-1947 in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Folk Crusaders (They did, “Imujingawa” and “Kaette kita yopparai”) and The Sadistic Mika Band (They did, “Time Machine” and “Sayonara”) - He had been married to singer, Mika Fukui and lyricist, Kazumi Yasui.

Probal Chowdhury - Died 10-17-2009 in Chittagong - Brain hemorrhage (Playback) Born 1947 in Binajuri village of Raozan Upazila in Chittagong - Singer - (He did, “Ami dhonyo hoyechhi ogo dhonyo tomari premer jonyo” for the film Sona Bou) - Brother of singer, Uma Islam.

Carla Boni (Carla Gaiano) - Died 10-17-2009 in Rome, Italy - Illness - Born 7-17-1925 in Ferrara, Itally - Singer - (She did versions of, “Mambo Italiano” and “Johnny Guitar”) - She had been married to singer, Gino Latilla.

Steven Valadez - Died 10-17-2009 in Valinda, CA, U.S. - Stabbed while trying to stop a fight (Rock) He was 18 years old - Played guitar - Was a member of Rumor Has It (They did, “Taste Of Fame” and “The Let Down”).

Louisia Mark (aka Markswoman) - Died 10-17-2009 in Gambia (Reggae - Lovers Rock ) Born 1960 in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England - Singer - (She did, “Caught You In A Lie” and “All My Loving”)

Vic Mizzy
(Victor Mizzy) - Died 10-17-2009 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness - Born 1-9-1916 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Composer, pianist, harpsichordist and singer - (He wrote or co-wrote, “Choo’n Gum” and “My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time”) - Wrote the themes for TV’s, The Addams Family and Green Acres - Collaborated with Irving Taylor and Mann Curtis - His songs have been recorded by Marion Hutton, Doris Day with The Les Brown Band, Teresa Brewer, The Merry Macs, The Mills Brothers, The Andrews Sisters with Jimmy Dorsey’s band and Guy Lombardo - He had been married to singer, Mary Small - Father of singer, Patty Keeler.

Clay Daniels
- Died 10-17-2009 - Cancer (Country) Born 10-16-1927 - Singer and DJ - (He did, “Tammy Teresa”) - Led The Clay Daniels Band.

Larry Cassidy - Died 10-?-2009 (Dance) He was 85 years old - Drummer - Led The Larry Cassidy Band - Worked with Archie And His Juvenile Band.

Paul Lagos - Died 10-19-2009 in Minneapolis, MN, U.S. (R&B - Rock - Jazz) Drummer - Was a member of Pure Food & Drug Act (They did, “Where’s My Sunshine?” and “Till The Day I Die”) - Worked with Kaleidoscope (“Lie To Me” and “Seven-Ate Sweet”), John Mayall, Shuggie Otis, Natural Life, Leo Kottke (“June Bug” and “Monkey Lust”), Ike and Tina Turner, The Blackburn Beach Band, Don “Sugar Cane” Harris and Little Richard.

Colin Burn - Died 10-19-2009 - He was 76 years old - Record excecutive for EMI - Worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes and The Beach Boys.

Liam Maher - Died 10-20-2009 (Dance) Singer - Was a member of Flowered Up (They did, “Weekender” and “Phobia”).

Alberto Testa - Died 10-20-2009 in Rome, Italy - Born 4-11-1927 in Santos, Brazil - Lyricist - (He wrote the lyrics for, “Quando quando quando” and “Un anno d’amore”).

Dennis Brooks - Died 10-20-2009 - Heart attack - He was 59 years old - Promoter, manager and booking agent - Worked with Billy Gibson, Blind Mississippi Morris and Sean Costello - Founder and president of The Beale Street Blues Society, board member of The Arkansas Blues Trail Marker Association and a judge for the International Blues Competition.

Buddy Pullin (Warren T. Pullin) - Died 10-21-2009 in Titusville, FL, U.S. (Country) Born 3-21-1939 in Lawrenceburgh, TN, U.S. - Played steel guitar - Worked with Dell Reeves, The Clay Daniels Band and The KBJ Band.

Leona Atkins (Leona Johnson) (aka Laverne Johnson) - Died 10-21-2009 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Illness (Country) She was 85 years old - Born near Williamsburg, OH, U.S. - Singer - She was half of the duo, The Johnson Twins - She was the wife of guitarist, Chet Atkins.

Clinton Ford (Ian George Stopford Harrison) - Died 10-21-2009 (Jazz - Country - Pop) Born 11-4-1931 in Salford, Lancashire, England - Singer - (He did, “Fanlight Fanny” and “Run To The Door”).

Sirone (Norris Jones) - Died 10-21-2009 in Berlin, Germany (Jazz) Born 9-28-1940 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of Phalanx - Worked with Sun Ra, Noah Howard, Sonny Sharrock, Pharoah Sanders, Sunny Murray, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp, Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson - Co-founded The Revolutionary Ensemble and The Untraditional Jazz Improvisational Team.

Walt Andrus - Died - 10-21?-2009 in Consequences, NM, U.S. - Melanoma - He was 72 years old - He was a recording engineer for The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Lost & Found, Golden Dawn, The Red Krayola, Parable Of Arable Land, Don Robey and Fever Tree.

Don Lane (Morton Donald Isaacson) - Died 10-22-2009 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Born 11-13-1933 in New York, NY, U.S. - Talk show host,  singer and dancer - Hosted TV’s, The Don Lane Show - Portrayed Professor Harold Hill in the Las Vegas production of The Music Man - Father of musician, PJ Lane.

Soupy Sales (Milton Supman) - Died 10-22-2009 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 1-8-1926 in Franklinton, NC, U.S. - Comedian and TV host - (He did, “The Mouse” and “Spy With A Pie”) - Father of drummer, Hunts Sales and bassist, Tony Sales.

Maryanne Amacher
- Died 10-22-2009 - Born 2-25-1943 in Kane, PA, U.S. - Sound artist, pianist and composer - (Recorded the album, “Sound Characters (Making The Third Ear)”) - She created, “City Links: Buffalo” using 5 microphones in different parts of the city.

Steve Gronas (aka The Count) - Died 10-22-2009 - Lymphoma (Rock) He was 64 years old - Drummer - Was a member of The Five Invictas - Worked with Jamie Coe And The Gigolos, Del Shannon and The Royal Tones.

Johnny Gilmore (John Fitzgerald Gilmore) - Died 10-22-2009 - House fire - He was 45 years old - Drummer - Led The Johnny Gilmore Trio - Worked with The Dave Matthews Band, Soko, The Red Hot Smoothies, TR-3 and Corey Harris.

Luther Dixon - Died 1-22-2008 - Born 8-7-1931 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist - (He co-wrote, “A Hundred Pounds Of Clay”, The Crests’, “Sixteen Candles” and The Shirelles’, “Tonight’s The Night”) - Worked with The Four Buddies, The Barons and The Buddies For Glory.

Sohrab Fakir
(Sohrab Fakir Khaskhely) - Died 10-23-2009 (Sindhi Folk) Born 1934 Khairpur, Pakistan - Sang and played yaktaro and chappar - (He did, “Galiyan Prem Nagar Diyan”).

Dave Martinsek (David Martinsek) - Died 10-24-2009 - Complications from heart disease (Polka - Dixieland) He was 74 years old - Played piano, accordion, and string bass - Worked with Louie Bashell, The Banjo Barons Ragtime Band, The Dixie Barons Dixieland Band and Frankie Yankovic.

Dee Anthony (Anthony D’Addario) - Died 10-25-2009 in Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S. - Pneumonia - Born 1926 - Founded Bandana Enterprises - Managed or represented Jerry Vale, Tony Bennett, Peter Frampton, Traffic, The J Geils Band, Ten Years After, Peter Allen, Devo, Jethro Tull, Joe Cocker and Emerson, Lake And Palmer.

Lloyd Bartlett - Died 10-?-2009 - Natural causes (Jazz) He was 85 years old - Pianist - Worked with The Big Band Express, Frank Sinatra,  Jimmy Durante, Liberace, Tex Beneke, Tommy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Lester Lanin and Martha Raye.

George Na’ope (George Lanakilakekiahiali’i Na’ope)- Died 10-26-2009 - Born 2-5-1928 in Kalihi, Hawaii - Played ukulele - (He did, “He Aloha No o Honolulu” and “Ka Momi Kapikapika”) - Co-founder of The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.

Lenny Sullivan - Died 10-26-2009 in Kansas City, MO, U.S. - He was 36 years old - Assistant road manager for his cousin, Bruce Springsteen.

Pamela Birch - Died 10-27-2009 in Hamburg, Germany (Rock) She was 65 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Liverbirds (They did a cover version of, “Diddley Daddy”).

Taylor Mitchell - Died 10-28-2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadan - Attacked by coyotes (Folk Rock - Country) Born 8-?-1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Singer, songwriter and guitarist - (She did, “Fun While It Lasted” and “Ride Into The Sunset”) - Worked with Michael Johnston and Suzie Vinnick.

Stacy Rowles - Died 10-30-2009 - From injuries following a car accident (Jazz) Born 9-11-1955 - Sang and played trumpet and flugelhorn - Was a member of The Jazzbirds, The Jazz Tap Ensemble, Maiden Voyage and The DIVA Big Band - Sister of guitarist, Gary Rowles and daughter of pianist, Jimmy Rowles and dancer, Dorothy Rowles.

Norton Buffalo - Died 10-30-2009 in Richmond, CA, U.S. - Adenocarcinoma (Blues - Rock) Born 9-28-1951 in Paradise, CA, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and harmonica player - (He did, “The Odds Are Against Us” and “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox”) - Was a member of High Noon, The Knockouts, Norton & Friends and The Stampede - Worked with Clover, The Moonlighters, Elvin Bishop, The Steve Miller Band (“Winter Time” and “The Stake”), Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Amy Grant, George Kahumoku Jr. and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Co-wrote the scores for the films, Eddie Macon’s Run and Stacy’s Knights.

Paymela Jean Long (aka Paymela Faye) - Died 10-31-2009 in Illahee Shores - House fire (Country) She was 58 years old - Singer - Was a member of Whatta Band.

Chen Lin - Died 11-1-2009 in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China - Jumped from a building (Pop) Born 1-31-1970 in Chongqing - Singer - (She did, “I Choose What I Want” and “Give Up Your Love”) - She had been married to singer, Shen Yonggeof Zhu Shu Entertainment and singer, Zhang Chaofeng.

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