Rock Star Death Notices - January 2011
Photo Caption: Captain Beefheart
Big Woody Davis (Elbert W. Davis Jr.) - Died 11-29-2010 in Shawnee County, KS, U.S. - Car accident (Blues) He was 61 years old - Drummer - Led The Big Woody Blues Revue.
Roy Kirby - Died 11-29-2010 - Illness (Jazz) He was 68 years old - Played banjo and guitar - Led The Roy Kirby Paragon Jazz Band.
Monty Sunshine - Died 11-30-2010 (Jazz) Born 4-9-1928 in Stepney, London - Played clarinet - Worked with The Eager Beavers, The Crane River Jazz Band, Beryl Bryden, George Melly, Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (They did, “Petite Fleur”), Johnny Parker, Diz Disley and Donegan’s Dancing Sushine Band.
Hilton Hudson - Died 11-30-2010 (Doo-wop) He was 74 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Monograms (They did, “Please Baby Please” and “Juanita”).
Dave Machander - Died 11-?-2010 - Cancer (Metal) He was 43 years old - Drummer - Worked with Annihilator.
Harold J. Hardy Sr. - Died 12-2-2010 in Knoxville, TN, U.S. - Congestive heart failure (R&B - Gospel) Singer.
Rameswar Pathak - Died 12-3-2010 in Guwahati - Illness (Folk) He was 72 years old - Singer - Worked with Arati Mukherji, Shyamal Mitra, Purna Das and Manna Dey.
Catherine Potter - Died 12-3-2010 - Breast cancer (Fusion) She was 52 years old - Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada - Bansuri flute player - (She did, “Karuna” and “Gori”).
Wally Traugott (Wallace Edward Traugott) - Died 12-3-2010 - Born 9-11-1934 - Played fiddle and was a mastering and lacquer-cutting engineer for Capitol Records - Worked on records for REO Speedwagon, Boston, The Beach Boys, Bob Seger, Paul McCartney and The Steve Miller Band
Xabier Lete - Died 12-4-2010 - Born 1944 in Oiartzun - Singer and poet - Was a member of Ez Dok Amairu - Worked with Atahualpa Yupanqui.
Jimy Rogers - Died 12-4-2010 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Cancer (Soul - Rock) Singer - Was a member of The Mauds (They did, “Soul Drippin” and “C’mon And Move”) - Worked with Blue Road.
Andreas Schwabe - Died 12-4-2010 - Accident (Punk) Born 1950 - Guitarist - Worked with The Razors (They did, “Heros” and “Don’t Look Back”), Projekt Kotelett and Phantastix.
Mick Hogg (aka Mushroom Mick) (Michael Hogg) - Died 12-4-2010 - Lung cancer (Folk Rock) He was 55 years old - Sang and played guitar - (He did versions of, “Alice” and “All Along The Watchtower”) - Voted the world’s worst busker in a national newspaper poll.
John Leslie (John Leslie Nuzzo) - Died 12-5-2010 in Mill Valley, CA, U.S. - Heart attack (Blues) Born 1-25-1946 in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. - Sang and played harmonica and was a actor, producer and director of adult movies - Led The John Leslie Blues Band - Was a member of The Brooklyn Blues Busters who backed John Lee Hooker and Victoria Spivey - Worked with Rusty Zinn.
Donald Lineberger - Died 12-5-2010 - Smoke inhalation and exposure to heat in a house fire (Country) He was 71 years old - Played banjo - Worked with Bill Monroe and Glen Campbell.
Kari Tapio (Kari Tapani Jalkanen) - Died 12-7-2010 in Espoo, Finland (Country - Folk - Schlager) Born 11-22-1945 in Suonenjoki, Finland - Singer - (He did, “Myrskyn Jalkeen” and “Olen Suomalainen”) - Worked with The ER-Quartet and Jami And The Noisemakers.
Ernie Mae Miller (Ernie Mae Crafton Miller) - Died 12-8-2010 - Multiple myeloma (Blues - Jazz) Born 2-7-1927 in Austin, TX, U.S. - Singer, pianist and saxophonist - (She did, “Little Girl Blue”) - Was a member of The Prairie View Co-eds - Austin Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Jesse Rich (aka Jess the Mess) - Died 12-8-2010 - Drug overdose (Punk) He was 32 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Broken Bottles (They did, “Tomorrow” and “Drinking In The Rain”).
Ron Artis - Died 12-8-2010 in Haleiwa, HI. U.S. - Heart attack (Jazz - Funk - Reggae) He was 61 years old - Born in Texas, U.S. - Painter and keyboardist - Led The Ron Artis Family Band (They did, “No One Else To Blame” and “Movin’ On”).
Bobby Woods (Robert Woods) - Died 12-8-2010 - Heart attack (Rock) He was 59 years old - Born in Camden - Bassist - Was the original bass player for The Hooters (They did, “Trouble In Paradise”) - Worked with Youth Camp, Hot Property, Fallen Angel, The Torpedos and The Heartbeats.
James Moody - Died 12-9-2010 in San Diego, California, U.S. - Pancreatic cancer (Jazz) Born 3-26-1925 in Savannah, Georgia, U.S. - Played saxophone and flute - (He did, “Moody’s Mood For Love” and “First Thing In The Morning”) - Led The James Moody Quarte - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Pee Wee Moore, The WDR Big Band, Mike Longo and Kenny Barron.
Simon R. Urbina - Died 12-9-2010 - Heart condition - He was 83 years old - Born in Chicago, Ill., U.S. Played clarinet and saxophone - Was a member of The J-5 Band, and Chito And The Latiniers.
Tony Schilder - The gentleman of Jazz - Died 12-10-2010 in Cape Town - Illness (Jazz) Born 1937 - Pianist - Led The Tony Schilder Trio - Father of musician, Hilton Schilder.
Sherrill Nielsen (Shaun Nielsen) - Died 12-10-2010 (Gospel) Singer - (He did, “Lights Of L.A.”) - Worked with The Songfellows Quartet, The Singing Speer Family, Jake Hess And The Imperials Quartet, The Plainsmen Quartet, The Masters V, Voice, Elvis Presley (“Softly As I Leave You”) and with his wife, Brenda Nielsen.
Mart Sork - Died 12-10-2010 - Illness (Jazz) Born 1965 - Trombonist - Was a member of Compromise Blue.
Sid Whatley - Died 12-10-2010 - Complications following surgery (Country) He was 62 years old - Musician and voiceover artist - Was a member of Just Us Five and Willy Kickit (They did, “Hundred Dollar Lady” and “Mainstream”).
George Pickow - Died 12-10-2010 in Roslyn, NY, U.S. - Respiratory failure - Born 11-2-1922 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Photographer - His photos graced many album covers - He had photographed Little Richard, Josh White, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Louis Jordan, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett - Ran a the record label, Greenhays Recordings whiched released records by Lily May Ledford, John McCutcheon, Alice Gerrard and Mike Seeger - He was married to singer, Jean Ritchie.
James Peterson - Died 12-11-2020 in AL, U.S. - Heart attack (Blues) Born 11-4-1937 in Russell County, AL, U.S. - Guitarist - (He did, “Chicken Biddy” and “Up For Adoption”) - Owned The Governor’s Inn House Of Blues which hosted acts such as Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters - Father of singer and musician, Judge Kenneth “Lucky” Peterson.
Enrique Morente (Enrique Morente Cotelo) - Died 12-13-2010 in Madrid, Spain - After an ulcer operation (Flamenco) Born 12-25-1942 in Albaicin, Granada, Spain - Singer - Worked with Felix de Utrera, Manolo Sanlucar, Parrilla de Jerez, Sabicas, Lagartija Nick and Nino Ricardo.
Remmy Ongala (aka Dr. Remmy and The Doctor) - Reported dead 12-13-2010 in Dar es Salam (Ubongo) Born 1947 in Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Guitarist and singer - (He did, “Mambo Kwa Socks”) - Was a member of Orchestra Super Makassy and Orchestra Super Matimila.
Woolly Wolstenholme (Stuart John Wolstenholme) - Died 12-13-2010 - Suicide (Rock) Born 4-14-1947 in Chadderton, Lancashire, England - Singer and keyboardist - (He did, “Lives On The Line” and “Has To Be A Reason”) - Was a member of The Sorcerers, The Keepers and Barclay James Harvest (They did, “The Sun Will Never Shine” and “The Iron Maiden”).
Gary Grimes - Died 12-13-2010 in Ohio, U.S. - Brain tumor (Rock) He was 60 years old - Played bass - Was a member of The Fab Four who were a Beatles tribute band - Gary portrayed Paul McCartney.
Eric Smith - Died 12-?-2010 in Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, England - Cancer (Big Band - Jazz) He was 65 years old - Played trumpet - Worked with Cabaret, The Gordon Tetley Big Band, The GT Band, Shirley Bassey and Les Dawson - Husband of singer, Michaela Smith.
Nick Hunter (aka Nick The Stick) - Died 12-14-2010 - Cancer - He was 67 years old - Record company executive - Worked for Epic, Electra, CBS, Giant, Warner Brothers and Atlantic records - Founded Audium records later renamed Koch Records - Worked with Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, Hank Williams Jr. and Dwight Yoakam - He also was a radio sports announcer.
Angie Tysseland - Died 12-14-2010 - Ovarian cancer (Choir - Ambient - Jazz) She was 49 years old - Singer and pianist - Worked with Refiner’s Fire Choir (They did, “Walk Thru Fire” and “Go To The Rock”) and H’rattitude.
Andrew Block (aka Blaklistid and Andy Rock) - Died 12-14-2010 in Edmonton, Alberta , Canada - Shot (Hip Hop) He was 31 years old - (He did, “Life Or Death” and “All Life Long”).
Glyn Woodman (Haydn Glyn Woodman) (aka Wooders) - Died 12-15-2010 (Country - Rock) He was 67 years old - Born in Newport, Wales, UK - Guitarist - Was a member of The James Boys.
Rusty McNeil (Joan Betty Wilmsmeier) - Died 12-15-2010 in Riverside - Complications from a 2009 stroke (Folk) Born 2-12-1929 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, autoharp, drums and rhythm instruments - Worked with her husband, Keith McNeil.
Alhaji Agba (Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister) - Died 12-16-2010 in London, England - Illness (Yoruba Blues - Fuji - Juju - Apala) Singer - Led The Supreme Fuji Commanders, and The Africa Musical International Ambassadors.
Andrew Lister - Died 12-?-2010 - Possible heart attack (Rock - Folk Rock) He was 36 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Before The Storm and Hellblazer (They did, “Gears Of War” and “Who Are The Freaks”).
Captain Beefheart (Don Glen Vliet) (aka Bloodshot Rollin’ Red) - Died 12-17-2010 in California, U.S. - Complications from multiple sclerosis (Experimental - Rock - Blues - Avant-garde) Born 1-15-1941 in Glendale, CA, U.S. - Sang and played harmonica, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, french horn, flute and piccolo - (He did, “The Blimp”) - Led The Magic Band (They did, “Sure Nuff ‘N’ Yes I Do” and “Korn Ring Finger”) - Worked with Frank Zappa (“Willie The Pimp”), The Omens and The Blackouts.
Robin Rogers - Died 12-17-2010 in Gaston County, Dallas, NC, U.S. - Liver cancer (Blues) She was 55 years old - Sang and played guitar and harmonica - (She did, “Color-Blind Angel” and “Nobody’s Gonna Hurt You”) - Led Robin Rogers And Her Hot Band - Wife of guitarist, Tony Rogers.
Glen Adams (aka Capo) - Died 12-17-2010 in Mona, Jamaica (Reggae) Born 1945 in Jones Town, Kingston, Jamaica - Keyboardist - Was a member of Ken And Glen, The Hippy Boys and The Upsetters - Worked with The Heptones, The Wailers (“Mr Brown”), Lester Sterling (“Bangarang”), Stranger Cole, The Pioneers, Lee “Scratch” Perry (“Return Of Django”) and Slim Smith (“Everybody Needs Love”).
Lina Romay (Maria Elena) - Died 12-17-2010 in Pasadena - Natural causes - Born 1-16-1919 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer and actress - Worked with The Xavier Cugat Orchestra (They did, “She’s A Bombshell From Brooklyn”) - Acted in the films, The Big Wheel and Cheyenne Cowboy.
Abu Semhando - Sied 12-18-2010 in Samaki, Mbezi in Dar es Salaam - Motorcycle accident - He was 57 years old - Musician - Worked with Twanga Pepeta, Beta Musica, Solar TV Band, Tanga International, Super Matimila, Toma Toma, Diamond Sound “WanaKibinda Nkoi”, Safari Sound, Tanza Musica and Vijana Jazz.
Clay Cole (Albert Rucker, Jr.) - Died 12-18-2010 - Born 1-1-1938 in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. - Television host, DJ, writer, producer and director - Hosted TV’s music programs, Rucker’s Rumpus Room and The Clay Cole Show - Starred in HBO’s music special, Clay Cole’s 20 Years Of Rock And Roll.
Clete Bellin (Cletus Bellin) - Died 12-18-2010 (Polka) He was 67 years old - Born in Door County - Pianist and singer - Led The Clete Bellin Orchestra - He directed The St. Peter Choir and The Wisconsin Czech Choraliers.
Pat Smart - Died 12-18-2010 (Country) He was 74 years old - Played, designed and built guitars - Cousin of singer, Faron Young.
Bob Demmon (Robert Graham Demmon) (Surf) Died 12-18-2010 in Coronado, CA, U.S. - Born 2-11-1939 in Boulder, CO, U.S. - Played guitar and trumpet - Was a member of The Astronauts (They did, “Kuk” and “Our Car Club”).
Trudy Pitts Carney (Gertrude E. Pitts) - Died 12-19-2010 - Pancreatic cancer (Jazz) Born 1933 in South Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Singer and keyboardist - (She did, “Count Nine” and “Steppin’ In Minor”) - Was a member of The Hi-Tones - Worked with John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Pat Martino and Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Wife of percussionist, William Theodore Carney II (Mr. C.) and mother of singer, William Theodore Carney III (TC III).
Harold Blanchard - Died 12-19-2010 in Edgewater - Heart attack and stroke (Jazz) He was 80 years old - Pianist - (He wrote, “New Earth Sonata”) - Worked with Chick Corea and Quincy Jones.
Dixon Bowles (W. Dixon Bowles) - Died 12-19-2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. - Natural causes (Folk Choral) He was 66 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The W.D. Singers and The Dan Blocker Singers (aka The Group).
Mike Fox (David Michael Fox) - Died 12-19-2010 in San Pedro, Belize - Cancer (Jazz - Rock - Blues) Born 5-14-1943 in Illinois, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with The University of Illinois Marching band and Dennis Wolfe And The Usual Suspects (They did, “Just Another Gringo In Belize” and “All Cayed Up”).
Magnolia Shorty (Renetta Lowe) - Queen of Bounce - Died 12-20-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Shot in a double slaying (Bounce) Born 1982 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Singer - (She did, “Smoking Gun” and “Got A Thing For U”) - Worked with Kourtney Heart (“My Boy”).
Jean-Pierre Leloir - Died 12-20-2010 in Paris, France - Born 1931 - Photographer - His photographs graced the covers of albums by Donald Byrd, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Lester Young, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong among others.
Marcia Lewis - Died 12-21-2010 in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S. - Cancer - Born 8-8-1938 in Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S. - Actress and singer - Worked with The Mark Hummel Quartet - Appeared in the musicals, Hello, Dolly!, Chicago and Grease.
Jack Tracy - Died 12-21-2010 - Born 1927 - Was an editor for Down Beat magazine and a record producer - Worked for Limelight, Mercury, Argo, Fantasy, Chess and World-Pacific records - Worked with The Benny Golson-Art Farmer Jazztet.
Shakey Perry (Mark Perry) - Died 12-?-2010 - Heart attack - He was 51 yearts old - Drummer - Was a member of The Northside Grizzly Band - Was a sound man for Mr. Cabbagehead & The Screamin’ Radishes.
Hattie Bush (Hattie Elizabeth Bush) - Died 12-23-2010 (Gospel) She was 76 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Spiritualette Gospel Singers (They did, “Sweepin’ Through The City”).
Nick Johnson - Died 12-23-2010 in Spain - Motorcycle accident (Blues) He was 48 years old - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Bluefinger.
Ricardo Escobar (aka La Bruja) - Died 12-24-2010 (Metal) Drummer - Was a member of Resistencia (They did, “Hijos De La Democracia” and “Muerto En Vida”).
Myrna Smith - Died 12-24-2010 in Canoga Park, California, U.S. - Illness (Gospel - R&B) Born 1941 - Singer - She was a member of The Sweet Inspirations (They did, “That’s The Way My Baby Is” and “Flash In The Pan”) who worked with Van Morrison (“Brown Eyed Girl”), Dusty Springfield, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.
Dorothy Jones Johnson - Died 12-25-2010 in Columbus, OH, U.S. - Complications from Alzheimer’s Disease (R&B) Born 5-16-1934 in South Carolina, U.S. - Singer - (She did, “It’s Unbearable” and “Taking That Long Walk Home”) - Was a member of The Cookies (They did, “Chains” and “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)”) who had also used the names, The Cinderellas (“Baby, Baby (I Still Love You)”), The Stepping Stones, The Honey Bees and The Palisades - Worked with Carole King (“It Might As Well Rain Until September”), Bernadette Castro, The Drifters, Neil Sedaka (“Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”), Tony Orlando, Len Barry, Little Eva (“The Loco-Motion”), Eydie Gorme (“Blame It On The Bossa Nova”), LaVerne Baker, Freddie Scott, Beverly Warren and Bobby Harris.
Teena Marie (Mary Christine Brockert) (aka Lady Tee) - Ivory Queen of Soul - Died 12-26-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. (R&B) Born 3-5-1956 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. - Sang and played keyboards, guitar and congas - (She did, “Lovergirl” and “Ooo La La La”) - Worked with Rick James (“I’m A Sucker For Your Love”).
Bernie Wilson (Bernard Wilson) - Died 12-26-2010 in Voorhees, NJ, U.S. - Complications of a stroke and heart attack (R&B - Soul) Born 1946 - Singer - Was a member of Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes (They did, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “Wake Up Everybody”).
Norberto Tavares - Died 12-26-2010 in New Bedford, MA, U.S. (Funana - Batuko) Born 6-6-1956 in Assomada, Santiago, Cape Verde - Played guitar and keyboards - Was a member of Black Power and Tropical Power - Son of musician, Aristides Tavares.
Bill Maddox (Bill Leslie Maddox) - Died 12-27-2010 in Southwest Travis County - Shot in a home break-in (Jazz Rock) He was 54 years old - Drummer and guitarist - Worked with The Signs Of Life, The Electromagnets, Alien Love Child, The Project Terror Band, The Fabulous Chavelles, Grady, Omar And The Howlers and The Eric Johnson Group.
Lorenzo Pimentel - Died 12-27-2010 - Prostate cancer - He was 82 years old - Guitar maker - Founded Pimentel & Sons Guitar Makers Inc. - His guitars have been used by Manuel Lopez Ramos, Pepe Romero, Ottmar Liebert and Johnny Smith.
Bobby Scott - Died 12-27-2010 (Rock) Drummer - Was a member of The Clayton Squares (They did, “And Tears Fell” and a version of “Come And Get It”).
Rory Thomas (Rory J. Thomas) - Died 12-27-2010 - Cancer (Jazz) Keyboardist - (He did, “Fire Wheels” and “Skateboard Freak-out”) - Worked with Zooo Superbande, The Questions, Doug Parkinson’s In Focus, The Affair and Heart ‘N Soul.
Vili Kavaldzhiev - Died 12-28-2010 - Illness (Rock) Born 8-1-1945 in Samovit, Pleven - Singer - (He did, “Blizo Do Men” (“Close To Me”)) - Was a member of Lira 70, Vikingite, Zlatni Struni, Impuls and Tangra.
Zeferino Nandayapa - Died 12-28-2010 in in Tlalnepantla, Mexico (Mexican Folk - Latin-American Folk) He was 79 years old - Played marimba - Was a member of The Marimba Nandayapa - Worked with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Orquesta de la Comunidad Espanola.
Agathe von Trapp (Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von Trapp) - Died 12-28-2010 in Towson, Maryland, U.S. - Born 3-12-1913 in Pola, Istria, Austria-Hungary - Singer - Was a member of The Trapp Family Singers who were the inspiration for the play and film, The Sound Of Music.
Mean Gene Kelton (Sidney Kelton) - Died 12-28-2010 in Crosby - His car collided with a school bus (Blues Rock - Rockabilly) Born about 1955 in Booneville, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and harmonica player - (He did, “Let Me Pump Your Gas” and “My Baby Don’t Wear No Panties”) - Led The Gene Kelton Band - Was a member of The Love Buzzards and The Die Hards - Worked with The Moven Shadows.
Billy Taylor (William Taylor) - Died 12-28-2010 (Jazz) Born 7-24-1921 in Greenville, NC, U.S. - Pianist - (He did, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”) - Led The Billy Taylor Trio - Worked with Miles Davis, Ben Webster’s Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.
Allun Cormier - Died 12-29-2010 in Solar Hill district, Bristol, Virginia, U.S. - Smoke inhalation in a house fire (Folk - Americana) Singer, guitarist and pianist - Was a member of Folk Soul Revival (They did, “Love In Lot 9” and “Part Two”).
Dave Giegerich - Died 12-29-2010 - Complications of a bone marrow transplant (Swing) Sang and played steel guitar, dobro and electric mandolin - Worked with East Of Monroe and The Hula Monsters (They did, “On A Lil Street In Singapore” and “Rock A Hula Baby”).
Mondine Garcia - Died 12-29-2010 (Gypsy Jazz) Guitarist - Father of guitarists Ninine Garcia and Rocky Garcia.
Bobby Farrell (Roberto Alfonso Farrell) - Found dead 12-30-2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia (Disco - Pop) Singer and dancer - Born 10-6-1949 in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles - Was a member of Boney M (They did, “Daddy Cool” and “By The Rivers Of Babylon”).
Nick Santo (Nick Santamaria) - Died 12-30-2010 - Cancer (Doo-Wop) Born 1941 - Singer - Was a member of The Capris (They did, “There’s A Moon Out Tonight” and “Morse Code Of Love (Baby Come Back To Me)”) - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Mick Haly - Died 12-30-2010 in Cosham - Illness - He was 59 years old - Singer and keyboardist - Was a member of Peter Pod And The Peas - Worked with Magic Roundabout, Infrareds, Mojos, Merlin, Jumbo and Arcade.
Tom Mullinix - Died 12-?-2010 in Florida, U.S. - Colon infection (Dixieland) Musician - Was a member of The Naptown Strutters - Owner of the jazz club, The Jam Cellar.
Flemming Jorgensen (Flemming Duun Jorgensen) (aka Bamse) - Died 1-1-2011 in Ega, Aarhus, Denmark - Cardiac arrest (Rock) Born 1947 in Randers, Denmark - Singer - Was a member of Bamses Venner (They did, “Er du langsom i nat” and “I en lille bad der gynger”).
Frankie Campagna Jr. - Died 1-1-2011 (Punk - Rockabilly)- He was 24 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Spector 45 (They did, “The Gauntlet” and “Social Reject”).
Charles Fambrough - Died 1-1-2011 (Jazz) Born 8-25-1950 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Double bassist - Worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner, The Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Billie Drummond, Doc Gibbs, Shirley Scott, Airto Moreira and Freddie Hubbard.
David Gurland - Died 1-1-2011 - After a brain hemorrhage (Cabaret) Singer - Was a member of The Uptown Express.
Tex Tucker (William Scott Tucker) - Died 1-1-2011 - Liver cancer (Country) He was 60 years old - Singer and guitarist - Led Tex Tucker And The Twisted Twangers - Worked with The John Colter Band.
Gil Garfield (Gilbert Garfield) - Died 1-1-2011 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Cancer (Rock) Born 5-20-1933 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Cheers (They did, “Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots” and “Bazoom (I Need Your Lovin’)”).
Geraldo Flach - Died 1-3-2011 in Porto Alegre, Brazil (Folk - Roots - Jazz) He was 65 years old - Pianist - (He did, “Chamamonk” and “Mapa Da Cidsde”) - Worked with Yamandu Costa, Nana Caymmi, Renato Borghetti and Ivan Lins.