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Rock Star Death Notices - May 2013


Photo Caption: Chi Cheng - Bassist for Deftones

Chi Cheng - Bassist for Deftones

Elliot N. Iver- Died 4-25-2013 in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.- He was 58 years old.- guitar and harp - Elliot was also an artist who was passionate about creating paintings and drawings, and a great lover of animals, never to be found without a pet by his side.

Johnnie Billington (aka Mr. Johnnie) - Died 4-1-2013 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. - Complications from a heart attack (Blues) Born 1935 in Crowder, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Led J.B. And The Midnighters - Worked with Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Earl Hooker - Founded The Delta Blues Education Program.

Roy Cox Jr. - Died 4-2-2013 (Psychedelic - Rock) He was 64 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The New Seeds, Bubble Puppy (They did, “Hot Smoke And Sassafras” and “What Do You See?”), Demian (They did, “Face The Crowd” and “Love People”), The Blues Knights and The NYC Outlaws - Austin Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Chris Bailey - Died 4-3-2013 - Throat cancer (Rock) He was 62 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Red Angel Panic, Headband, The Mount Lofty Rangers (with Bon Scott) (They did, “Round & Round”), Gang Gajang (They did, “Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)” and “Giver Of Life”) and The Angels (aka Angel City and The Angels From Angel City) (They did, “You’re A Lady Now” and “High On You”).

Robert Linden - Died 4-3-2013 - Leukemia (Jazz - Blues) He was 57 years old - Singer and pianist - Was a member of Zen Boogie (They did, “Too Hip For The Room” and “Seems It Never Lasts”) - Worked for Paramount Television as a music manager and administrator and for CBS Television Studios as a member of the studio’s music department.

Harry J (Harry Zephaniah Johnson) - Died 4-3-2013 in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica - Diabetes (Reggae) Born 7-6-1945 in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica - Bassist - Led The Harry J Allstars (They did, “The Liquidator”) - Worked with The Virtues - Produced Lorna Bennett, The Heptones, Burning Spear, Ken Boothe, The Melodians, Augustus Pablo, The Cables, Dennis Brown and Sheila Hylton.

Slawek Archangielskij (aka Mortifer) - Died 4-5-2013 (Metal) Bassist and guitarist - Worked with Hate, Naumachia and Saltus.

Neil Smith - Died 4-7-2013 - Cancer (Rock) Born 1953 - Bassist - Worked with AC/DC and Rose Tattoo.

Andy Johns - Died 4-7-2013 - Born 1-1-1952 - Producer and sound engineer - Worked with Led Zeppelin (“IV”), Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones (“Exile On Main Street”), Van Halen, Jethro Tull (“Stand Up”), Blodwyn Pig, Rod Stewart, Joe Satriani, Joni Mitchell, Humble Pie, The Deviants, Cinderella, Television (“Marquee Moon”), Ten Years After, Mott The Hoople, Sky, L.A. Guns, Eric Clapton, Killer Dwarfs, Spooky Tooth, The Steve Miller Band, Godsmack and Free (“Highway”) - Father of drummer, Evan Johns and singer and guitarist, Will Johns and uncle of producer, Ethan Johns.

Stanislav Hranicky - Died 4-7-2013 - Cancer (Pop - Rock - Metal) Born 6-6-1951 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia - Singer - Was a member of Majestic (They did, “Bliz k tobe” and “Cezarova smrt”) and Citron (They did, “Ocelove srdce” and “Plni energie”).

Annette Funicello (Annette Joanne Funicello) - Died 4-8-2013 in Bakersfield, CA, U.S. - Complications from multiple sclerosis (Pop) Born 10-22-1942 in Utica, New York, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, “Pineapple Princess” and “Tall Paul”) - She was a Mouseketeer on the original Mickey Mouse Club - Acted in many Beach Party movies with Frankie Avalon and in Disney movies including The Shaggy Dog and Babes In Toyland.

Sara Montiel (aka Sarita Montiel or Saritísima) (María Antonia Abad) (Maria Antonia Alejandra Vicenta Elpidia Isidora Abad Fernandez) - Died 4-8-2013 in Madrid, Spain - Born 3-10-1928 in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain - Singer and actress - (She did, “Maniqui” and “Worked with Fangoria - Acted in the films, Locura de amor and Serenade - At one time married to actor and film director, Anthony Mann.

Emilio Pericoli - Died 4-9-2013 in Gambettola, Romagna, Italy - Born 1-7-1928 in Cesenatico, Romagna, Italy - Singer - (He did, “Quando Quando Quando” and “Al Di La”).

Paul Wilson - Died 4-10-2013 - Heart attack (Rock) He was 29 years old - Drummer - Was a member of Bombay Duck and Southern Gypsey Queen (They did, “Captain” and “Angel’s Wings”).

Vincent Montana Jr. - Died 4-13-2013 (Soul) Born 2-12-1928 - Composer, arranger, percussionist and vibraphone player - Was a member of MFSB and The Salsoul Orchestra - Worked with The Pet Shop Boys, Frankie Avalon, Cliff Nobles, The Delfonics, Brenda And The Tabulaions, Eddie Holman, The Intruders, The Stylistics, Johnny Mathis, Vic Damone, Tito Puente, The O’Jays, Charo, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendegrass, Lou Rawls, Eddie Kendricks, The Spinners, The Jacksons 5, The Soul Survivors and Cliff Nobles.

Dean Drummond - Died 4-13-2013 in Princeton, NJ, U.S. - Complications of multiple myeloma - Born 1-22-1949 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Musician, composer, arranger and conductor - Was a member of Newband - Worked with Harry Partch - Was a director of The New York Consortium For New Music - Invented the zoomoozophone.

Chi Cheng - Died 4-14-2013 - Heart failure (Metal) Born 8-15-1970 in Davis, California, U.S. - Bassist and singer - Was a member of The Deftones (They did, “Nosebleed” and “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”).

George Jackson (aka Bart Jackson) (George Henry Jackson) - Died 4-14-2013 in Ridgeland, Mississippi, U.S. - Cancer (R&B) Born 3-12-1945 in Indianola,  Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote, “One Bad Apple” for The Osmonds and “Old Time Rock & Roll” for Bob Seger) - His songs have been recorded by Otis Clay, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett , Z.Z. Hill, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Denise LaSalle and many others.

Dave McArtney - Died 4-15-2013 in Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand (Rock - Pop) Singer and guitarist - Led Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos (They did, “Virginia” and “I’m In Heaven”) - Was a member of Hello Sailor (They did, “When Your Lights Are Out” and “Gutter Black”).

Pier Beland - Died 4-16-2013 - Cervical cancer - Born 4-12-1948 in Montreal, Canada - Singer - (She did, “Tu Es Tout Ce Que J’aime” and “Je Suis La Femme”) - Sister of comedian, Real Beland Jr. and daughter of comedian, Real Beland.

Jim McCandless (James Edward Taylor) - Died 4-?-2013 - Born 8-11-1944 in Hanford, Washington, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Julianne Macarus, Gwen Sale, Martin Hayes, Larry Nugent, Gan Ainm and Switchback.

Artie White (aka Blues Boy) - Died 4-20-2013 - Parkinson’s Disease (Southern Soul - Gospel) He was 76 years old - Born in Vicksburg, Miss., U.S. - Singer - (He did, “Leaning Tree” and “Don’t Pet My Dog”) - Worked with The Harps Of David and The Full Gospel Wonders.

Chrissy Amphlett (Christine Joy Amphlett) - Died 4-21-2013 in New York, NY, U.S. - Breast cancer (Rock) Born 10-25-1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia - Singer - Was a member of The Divinyls (They did, “I Touch Myself” and “Pleasure And Pain”) - ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Richie Havens (Richard Pierce Havens) - Died 4-22-2013 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. - Heart attack (Folk) Born 1-21-1941 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Freedom” and a version of, “Here Comes The Sun”) - Worked with The McCrea Gospel Singers and Groove Armada - Performed at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration and at The Woodstock Music Festival - Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Bob Brozman - Died 4-24-2013 in Ben Lomond, California, U.S. (Blues - Folk - Gypsy Jazz - Calypso - Ragtime) Born 3-8-1954 in New York, U.S. - Sang and played ukulele, guitar and slide guitar - (He did, “Death Come Creepin” and “Strange Ukulele Blues”) - Led The Bob Brozman Orchestra - Worked with R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders (They did, “Singing In The Bathtub” and “Shopping Mall”), Debashish Bhattacharya, Takashi Hirayasu, Djeli Moussa Diawara, Woody Mann, Ledward Kaapana and Rene Lacaille.

George Jones (George Glenn Jones) (aka Thumper Jones, Hank Smith, The Possum and No Show Jones) - Died 4-26-2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. (Country) Born 9-12-1931 in Vidor, Texas, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “White Lightning” and “She Thinks I Still Care”) - Worked with Johnny Paycheck, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Patty Loveless, Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Costello, Trisha Yearwood, Mark Knopfler, Keith Richards and Barbara Mandrell - At one time married to singer, Tammy Wynette - Father of singer, Georgette Jones - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Lillian Leach (Lillian Leach Boyd) - Died 4-26-2012 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. (R&B) Born 12-20-1936 in Harlem, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Mellows (They did, “Smoke From Your Cigarette” and “Loveable Lilly”) - UGHA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Paulo Vanzolini - (Paulo Emilio Vanzolini) - Died 4-28-2013 (Samba) Born 4-25-1924 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Singer and composer - (He wrote, “Ronda” and “Boca da Noite”) - His songs have been recorded by Chico Buarque, Adauto Santos, Luiz Carlos Parana and Mauricy Moura.

Monterrey, Mexico - 10 members of the musical group, La Reyna de Monterrey (Banda) were killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer, 4-25-20

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