Rock Star Death Notices - December 2012
Photo Caption: Paulie Heenan
Terry Callier (Terrence Orlando Callier) - Died 10-27-2012 in Chicago, U.S. - Throat cancer (Jazz - Folk - Soul) Born 5-24-1945 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (He did, “I Don’t Wanna See Myself (Without You)” and “Sign Of The Times”) - Worked with Beth Orton and Massive Attack (“Live With Me”) - His songs have been recorded by H. P. Lovecraft (“Spin, Spin, Spin”) and The Dells (“The Love We Had Stays On My Mind”).
Eddie Bertrand - Died 10-27-2012 - Cancer (Surf) Born 1945 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Belairs (They did, “Mr. Moto”) - Led Eddie And The Showmen (They did, “Mr. Rebel” and “Squad Car”) - Worked with The Eliminators.
Julius Schittenhelm - Died 10-28-2012 - Heart, lung and circulatory failure (Prog Rock) Born 12-4-1926 in Kiel - Singer, guitarist and producer - (He did, “Aristoteles” and “Mondviecher”) - Produced Amon Duul and Guru Guru.
Bruce Davis - Died 10-29-2012 (Jazz) Played trombone and trumpet - He was 91 years old - Worked with Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Variety Pak, The Dixie Dandies, The Bruce Davis Quintet, Nat King Cole and Kay Starr - Was a musical director for George Burns, Johnny Carson, Rosemary Clooney and Doris Day.
Joel Burrows - Died 10-29-2012 - From injuries he received after being hit by a van in 2011 (Rock) Guitarist and drummer - Worked with The Thermals (They did, “Here’s Your Future”) and The Minders.
Blake Mackey - Death reported 10-29-2012 (Folk) Singer and guitarist - (He did, “It’s Ok To Cry” and “Empty Space”) - He ran The Architect Records label.
Kyle Sheehan - Died 10-30-2012 After a seizure (Rock) Born 10-30-1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Guiarist - Was a member of The Cowards (They did, “Collide” and “Carbon Copy”).
Mitch Lucker - Died 11-1-2012 in Huntington Beach, CA, U.S. - Motorcycle accident (Metal) He was 28 years old - Singer - Was a member of Suicide Silence (They did, “Unanswered” and “Girl Of Glass”).
Doogie Paul (Douglas Paul) - Died 11-3-2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland - Cancer (Folk) He was 40 years old - Played double bass - Was a member of James Yorkston And The Athletes.
Ted Curson - Died 11-4-2012 in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S. - Heart attack (Jazz) Born 6-3-1935 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Played trumpet, flugelhorn and the piccolo trumpet and also sang - Worked with The Charles Mingus’ group, Cecil Taylor and Eric Dolphy.
Leandro Favio (Fuad Jorge Jury) - Died 11-5-2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Illness (Romantic Ballads) Born 5-28-1938 in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina - Singer, movie director and actor - (He did, “Fuiste mía un verano” and “Ella, ella ya me olvido”).
Shelton Broussard - Died 11-6-2012 - Fire in his home (Zydeco) He was 49 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Zydeco Force (They did, “Hey Madeline” and “B-Flat”).
Cleve Duncan (Cleveland Duncan) - Died 11-7-2012 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. (Doo-Wop) Born 7-23-1935 - Singer - Was a member of The Penguins (They did, “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” and “Hey Senorita”) - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Ian Pearce - Died 11-8-2012 - Cancer (Jazz) He was 90 years old - Played pianio, trombone and trumpet - Was a member of The Barrelhouse Four, The Ian Pearce Sextet, The Pearce-Pickering Jazz Band and The Pearce-Pickering Ragtime Five.
Pete Namlook (Peter Kuhlmann) - Died 11-8-2012 (Ambient - Electronic)- Born 1960 in Frankfurt, Germany - Synthesist, producer and composer - (He did, “Deep Inside” and “Air”) - Worked with Tetsu Inoue, Klaus Schulze, Bill Laswell, Tying Tiffany, Geir Jenssen, Atom Heart, Richie Hawtin and Dr. Atmo.
Major Harris (Major Harris III) - Died 11-9-2012 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. - Congestive heart and lung failure (R&B) Born 2-9-1947 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”) - Worked with The Delfonics, The Charmers, The Teenagers, The Jarmels and Nat Turner’s Rebellion - Brother of songwriter, Joseph B. Jefferson and cousin of producer and arranger, Norman Harris.
Paulie Heenan (Paul H. Heenan) - Died 11-9-2012 in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. - Shot by police during an altercation (Rock) Born 8-29-1982 - Guitarist and percussionist - Worked with Monovox (They did, “First Time” and “Kiss Away”) and Pull - Worked as a recording engineer for Shotdown and Solid Gold.
Bong Pascasio (Geneviere Pascasio) - Died 11-10-2012 - Colon cancer (Rock) Singer - Was a member of Grin Department (They did, “Barkada” and “Miss U”).
Bobby Thomas - Died 11-11-2012 in St. Ann - Complications of Parkinson’s Disease (Reggae) Singer - Worked with Happiness Unlimited (They did, “Happiness” and “Fire”) and The Word.
Mariam Khamis - Died 11-12-2012 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - During childbirth - Singer - Worked with East Africa Melody (They did, “Paka Mapepe”), The Zanzibar Stars (They did. “Nalindima Naye” and “Raha ya Mapenzi”) and The Five Stars (They did, “Ndo basi Tena” and “Uzushi Hauniitii”).
Elliott Torn (Elliott L. Torn) - Died 11-?-2012 in Newport News, VA, U.S. - Heart attack - Played saxophone - Worked with The Almost Famous Band.
Bernard Lansky - Died 11-15-2012 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - He was 85 years old - Tailor - Co-owner of the clothing shop, Lansky’s - Created clothing for Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Isaac Hayes, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, Kiss, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Dr. John, Robert Plant, Stephen Stills, Steven Tyler and Hootie And The Blowfish.
Khin Maung Toe - Died 11-15-2012 in Singapore - Liver cancer (Burmese Pop) Born 4-2-1950 in Mawlaik, Sagaing Division, Myanmar - Singer - Worked with The E Machines and The Mizzima Hlaing (They did, “Maha Hsan Thu”).
Frode Thingnaes - Died 11-15-2012 in Oslo, Norway (Jazz - Pop) Born 5-20-1940 in Buskerud, Norway - Trombone and trumpet player - Led The Frode Thingnaes Kvintett - Worked with Kjell Karlsen, Gunnar Brostigen, Egil Kapstad, Terje Rypdal, Laila Dalseth, Espen Rud, Bjorn Alterhaug, Per Husby Mikkel Flagstad, Popol Ace, Wenche Myhre, Lill Lindfors, Svante Thuresson, Harald Gundhus and Bjorn Jacobsen.
Billy Scott - Died 11-17-2012 - Pancreatic cancer - Singer - (He did, “I Got The Fever” and “California”) - Led Billy Scott And The Party Prophets.
Eddie Munji III (aka Lakay) - Died 11-18-2012 in Cardona, Rizal, Philippines - Stroke (Filipino Folk- Pop) He was 57 years old - Guitarist - (He did, “Bahay Kubo” and “Salidummay”) - Worked with Ryan Cayabyab.
Sergej Drozdov - Died 11-18-2012 - Illness (Rock) Born 1-28-1955 - Singer and bassist for Sinjaja Ptica.
Pete LaRoca (Peter Sims) - Died 11-20-2012 (Jazz) Born 4-7-1938 in New York, NY, U.S. - Drummer - (He did, “Tears Come from Heaven” and “Basra”) - Worked with Marian McPartland, Slide Hampton, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, Steve Kuhn, Booker Little, Mose Allison, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Sonny Clark, Charles Lloyd, Paul Bley, George Russell, Don Friedman, Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and The John Coltrane Quartet.
Flora Martirosyan - Died 11-20-2012 in Burbank, Calif., U.S. - From gall-bladder surgery complications - Born 2-5-1957 in Gyumri, Armenia - Singer - Founder of the Komitas international music school and co-founded The Artists For Peace charity organization and the Never Again peace concert.
Michael Dunford - Died 11-20-2012 in Surrey, England - Cerebral hemorrhage (Skiffle - Rock - Prog) Guitarist and singer- Was a member of The Nashville Teens (They did a version of, ” Tobacco Road”), The Pentad and The Plebes (They did versions of, “Bad Blood” and “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”) and Renaissance (They did, “Mr Pine” and “Spare Some Love”).
Sammy Ayala (Carlos Samuel Ayala Roman) - Died 11-21-2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico - Cancer (Somba - Plena) He was 79 years old - Singer and percussionist - Worked with Plena Libre, Los Cachimbos, Bombazzo and Rafael Cortijo.
Larry Hagman (Larry Martin Hagman) - Died 11-23-2012 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. - Throat cancer - Born 9-21-1931 in Weatherford, Texas, U.S. - Actor - (He did, “Ballad Of The Good Luck Charm” and “My Favorite Sins”) - He played Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson for TV’s, I Dream of Jeannie and J. R. Ewing for TV’s, Dallas - Son of actress and singer, Mary Martin.
Frank Dycus (Marion Franklin Dycus) - Died 11-23-2012 - He was 72 years old - Born in Hardmoney, KY, U.S. - Songwriter and guitarist - (He wrote George Strait’s, “Unwound” and George Jones’, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”) - His songs have been recorded by Mark Chesnutt, George Morgan. Gary Allan and Doug Supernaw.
Pete Bennett (Pietro Benedetto) - Died 11-?-2012 in New York, U.S. - Heart attack - He claimed to be 67 years old - Born in the Bronx, New York, NY, U.S. - Promotion man - Worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Jacksons, The Who, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Peter & Gordon, Chad & Jeremy, The Kinks, Badfinger and The Dave Clark Five.
Chris Stamp (Christopher Thomas Stamp) - Died 11-24-2012 in New York, New York, U.S. - Born 7-7-1942 in London, England - Record producer and manager - Worked with The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Labelle - Co-founded Track Records who released recordings by Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Golden Earring - Brother of actor, Terence Stamp.
Ian Campbell - Died 11-24-2012 - Cancer (Folk) He was 79 years old - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Clarion Skiffle Group and led The Ian Campbell Folk Group (They did, “Marilyn Monroe” and “The Sun Is Burning”) - Father of UB40’s, Ali, Robin, Duncan and David Campbell.
Rocky Caple (Ira Burton Caple) - Died 11-24-2012 - Born 4-26-1933 - Steel guitarist - (He did, “Sawed Off Shotgun” and “Wrong Guitar”) - Led Rocky Caple And The Shotguns - Worked with Slim Rhodes, Roy Clark, Marvin McCullough, Sonny James, Mel Street, Johnny Lee Wills and Hank Thompson - Father of singer and bassist, Roger Caple.
Earl “Speedo” Carroll (Gregory Carroll) - Died 11-25-2012 in New York, NY, U.S. (Doo-Wop - R&B) Born 11-2-1937 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Carnations who were renamed The Cadillacs (They did, “Speedo” and “Wishing Well”) - Worked with The Coasters (“Let’s Go Get Stoned” and “She’s A Yum Yum”) - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Ken Regan - Died 11-25-2012 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. - Cancer - Born 6-15-19?? in The Bronx, New York, U.S. - Photographer - Known for his photos of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Kiss, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.
Juan Carlos Calderon - Died 11-25-2012 in Madrid, Spain - Heart failure - Born 7-7-1938 in Santander, Spain - Singer, songwriter and pianist - (He wrote The Mocedades’, “Eres Tu”) - His songs have been recorded by Luis Miguel, Julio Iglesias, Chayanne, Nino Bravo, Camilo Sesto, Mari Trini, Cecilia, Paloma San Basilio, Rocio Durcal and David Bustamante.
Mickey Baker (MacHouston Baker) (aka Mickey “Guitar” Baker) - Died 11-27-2012 near Toulouse, France - (Rock - R&B - Jazz - Pop) Born 10-15-1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. - Guitarist - He was half of the duo Mickey & Sylvia (They did, “Love Is Strange” and “Forever And A Day”) - Worked with The Drifters, Ray Charles, Ivory Joe Hunter, Ronnie Bird, Chantal Goya, Big Joe Turner, Billy Bridge, Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Colette Magny, Louis Jordan, Ruth Brown and Coleman Hawkins.
Bo Lozoff - Died 11-29-2012 in Pahoa, Hawaii, U.S. - Motorcycle accident (Country) Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Do You Miss Me At All” and “All I Need”).
Michail Korjukow - Died 11-30-2012 - Cancer (Rock) Born 9-26-1954 - Drummer - Worked with Aquarium, Trilistnik and Pop-mechanika.
Keletigui Diabate - Died 11-30-2012 in Bamako - Born 1931 - Played the balafon - Was a member of Formation A - Worked with The Ambassadors and Mali’s Symmetric Orchestra.
Dee Harvey - Died 12-1-2012 in California, U.S. - Illness (R&B) Born in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer - (He did, “Leave Well Enough Alone” and “Like An Echo”) - Worked with Harry Belafonte and Rod Stewart.
Jeroen Willems - Died 12-3-2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Cardiac arrest - Born 11-15-1962 in Maastricht, The Netherlands - Actor and singer - (He did, “De Dronkeman” and “Mijn Jeugd”).