Rock Star Death Notices - Rökktober 2012
Photo Caption: Oscar Sullivan
Oscar Sullivan (Rollin Sullivan) - Died 9-7-2012 in Madison (Country) Born 1-9-1919 in Edmonton, Kentucky, U.S. - Played mandolin - He was half of the duo, Lonzo & Oscar (They did, “Did You Have To Bring That Up (While I Was Eatin’)” and “I’m My Own Grandpa”) - Worked with The Arkansas Cotton Pickers, The Kentucky Ramblers and Eddy Arnold.
Maestro Reverendo (Angel Munoz-Alonso) - Died 9-7-2012 in Madrid, Spain (Rock) Born 1955 in Madrid, Spain - Pianist and composer - Was a member of Desmadre 75 (They did, “Saca el guiski, cheli”) and Paracelso - Worked with Siniestro Total and Miguel Ríos.
Dorothy McGuire - (Dorothy McGuire Williamson) - Died 9-7-2012 in Paradise Valley, Arizona. U.S. (Pop) Born 2-13-1928 in Middletown, Ohio, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The McGuire Sisters (They did, “Sincerely” and “Sugartime”) - National Broadcasting Hall Of Fame Inductee, Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee, Coca-Cola Hall Of Fame Inductee, Headliners’ Hall Of Fame Inductee and Hit Parade Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Roberto Silva (Roberto Napoleao Silva) - The Prince of Samba - Died 9-9-2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Stroke (Samba) Born 4-4-1920 Cantagalo, Copacabana, Brazil - Singer - (He did,“Mandei Fazer um Patua” and “O Baile Comeca as Nove”).
Rebecca Dorsey (Rebecca Devereux Dorsey) - Died 9-14-2012 in Sea Cliff, NY, U.S. - Ovarian cancer (Cabaret - Jazz) She was 54 years old - Born in Baltimore, MD, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, “I Will Wait For You” and “The Man I Love”) - Appeared in the films, Wall Street and Working Girl - Wife of TV producer, director and author, Paul Shavelson.
Sugar Boy Crawford (James Crawford) - Died 9-15-2012 (R&B) Born 10-12-1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Singer, pianist and trombonist - Was a member of The Chapaka Shawee (They did, “No One To Love Me”) who became Sugar Boy And The Sugar Lumps and Sugar Boy And His Cane Cutters (They did, “Jock-O-Mo” and “I Bowed On My Knees”).
Luis Goes - Died 9-18-2012 in Mafra, Portugal (Fado) Born 1933 in Coimbra, Portugal - Singer.
Doudou Chancy (Jacques A. Chancy) - Died 9-18-2012 in Queens, NY, U.S. - Heart attack on stage (Haitian Folk - Jazz) Born 5-11-1959 in Haiti - Played saxophone - Worked with Impression and Skah Shah.
Mat Domber - Died 9-19-2012 in St. Petersburg, FL, U.S. - Cancer - He was 84 years old - Founder and president of Arbors Records who released recordings by Ruby Braff, Aaron Weinstein, Harry Allen, Kenny Davern, Bob Haggart, Dick Hyman, Daryl Sherman, Dave McKenna, Bucky Pizzarelli, Flip Phillips, Ralph Sutton, Johnny Varro and Bob Wilber to Howard Alden, Rebecca Kilgore, Dan Barrett, Scott Hamilton, Nicki Parrott, Ken Peplowski and Rossano Sportiello.
Tony Bernabale (Anthony Bernabale) (aka Tony Bell, T, Tone, Ding and Fickas) - Died 9-22-2012 in Elyria, Ohio, U.S. - Cancer - Born 8-13-1940 in Lorain, Ohio, U.S. - Played sax, accordion and organ - Was a member of The Red Ryders who were produced by Quincy Jones - Worked with Rosemary Scotlind.
Brad Parker - Died 9-22-2012 - Heart attack on stage in Uba, Brazil - He was 59 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Generation Esmeralda.
Andy Williams (Howard Andrew Williams) - Died 9-25-2012 in Branson, Missouri, U.S. - Bladder cancer (Pop - Jazz - Easy Listening) Born 12-3-1927 in Wall Lake, Iowa, U.S. - Singer - (He did, “Moon River” and “Born Free”) - Was a member of The Williams Brothers Quartet - Worked with Bing Crosby (“Swinging On A Star”) and Peggy Powers (“I Like Your Kind Of Love”) - Formed Barnaby Records which released recordings by The Everly Brothers, Jimmy Buffett and Ray Stevens - Hosted TV’s, The Andy Williams Show - At one time married to singer, Claudine Longet.
Rudy Mata - Died 9-25-2012 in Arlington, TX, U.S. - Shot (Rockabilly) He was 56 years old - Singer - Worked with The Cavaliers (They did, “Last Kiss 2008”) and The Hi Roller Band.
Billy Barnes - Died 9-25-2012 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Born 1-27-1927 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Composer, lyricist and pianist - (He wrote, “(Have I Stayed) Too Long At The Fair” and “Something Cool”) - His songs have been recorded by Patti Page, June Christy and Barbra Streisand - Appeared as Mr. Edlin on TV’s, Mad About You.
Frank Wilson (Frank Edward Wilson) - Died 9-27-2012 - Prostate cancer (Soul) Born 12-5-1940 in Houston, Texas, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and producer - (He did, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”) - Wrote for and produced the artists Patrice Holloway, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Brenda Holloway, The Four Tops, Eddie Kendricks, The Supremes, Lenny Williams and The Temptations - Created the publishing firms, Traco Music and Specolite Music.
Mamborro (Jose Machado) - Died 9-27-2012 in Luanda, Angola - Illness - He was 42 years old - Singer - Worked with Angelo Ramos, Yuri da Cunha, Maya Cool, Angelo Boss, Lopes Cortez and Zito Silva.
Uldis Stabulnieks - Died 9-27-2012 - Illness (Jazz - Pop) Born 10-8-1945 in Riga, Latvian, USSR - Singer, and pianist (He did, “Tik un ta”) - Wrote music for the films, Aizaugusa Gravi Viegli Krist and Divaina Menessgaisma.
Simon Oberender - Died 9-27?-2012 (Progressive Metal) Played guitar and keyboards - Worked with Beyond The Bridge and Trillium - Worked as an engineeer for Avantasia, Destination’s Calling, Edguy, Epica and Mayan.
Larry Cunningham - Died 9-28-2012 in Dublin, Ireland - Illness (Showband) Born 2-13-1938 in
Clooneen, Mullinalaghta, Co., Longford, Ireland - Singer - Led Larry Cunningham And The Country Blue Boys - Worked with The Grafton Showband and The Mighty Avons (They did, “Lovely Leitrim”).
Eddie Bert (Edward Joseph Bertolatus) - Died 9-28-2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S. (Jazz) Born 5-16-1922 in Yonkers, New York, U.S. - Trombonist - Worked with The Sam Donahue Orchestra, Red Norvo, Stan Kenton, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Charlie Barnett, Tito Puente, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Illinois Jacquet and The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra.
Hebe Camargo (Hebe Maria Monteiro de Camargo Ravagnani) - Died 9-29-2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Cardiac arrest (Samba - Bolero) Born 3-8-1929 in Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil - TV presenter, singer and actress - She was a member of Do-Re-Mi-Fa and was half of the duo, Rosalinda And Florisbela - Hosted TV’s, Hebe.
Raylene Rankin - Died 9-30-2012 - Metastatic breast cancer (Celtic Country) Born 1960 - Singer - Was a member of The Rankin Family (They did, “Fisherman’s Son” and “North Country”).
Berkant Akguren - Died 10-1-2012 in Istanbul, Turkey - Complications of lung cancer (Pop) Born 12-31-1938 in Ankara, Turkey - Singer and pianist - (He did, “Samanyolu” (Milky Way)) - Founder of Jupiter Kenteti - Worked with The Vasfi Ucaroglu Orchestra.