Rock Star Death Notices - August 2019

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Gary Alderman - legendary jazz DJ at WORT 89.9FM

Gary Alderman - legendary jazz DJ at WORT 89.9FM

Jules M. Blattner - D. 6-7-2019 - 78 - ALS - founder of Jules Blattner & the Teen Tones - recorded with Chuck Berry - founded Jules Blattner & the Warren Groovy All-Star Band which played around Wisconsin and midwest during the late 1960s.

Paul “Lil’ Buck” Sinegal - D. 6-10-2019 - 75 - American blues and zydeco guitarist and singer who played with Rockin’ Dopsie, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier and founded the Cowboy Stew Revue - inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Yannis Spathas - D. 7-6-2019 - 68 - legendary guitarist for the Greek hard rock band Socrates Drank The Conium.

Joao Gilberto - D. 7-6-2019 88 - Brazilian singer-song writer & guitarist - known as the father of the bossa nova.

Jerry Lawson - D. 7-10-2019 - 75 - longest serving member of acappella singing group The Persuasions and released over two dozen recordings.

Russell Smith - D. 7-12-2019 - 70 - cancer - singer, guitarist and co-founder of The Amazing Rhythm Aces - formed Run C&W.

Bill Vitt - D. 7-16-2019 - American drummer and keyboardist who toured and recorded during his career with Michael Bloomfield Band, Brewer & Shipley, Pee Wee Ellis, Sonny & Cher, Charlie Musslewhite, The Coasters, James Cotton, Tom Fogerty, Merl Saunders, Jerry Garcia, and more.

Gary Alderman - D. 7-21-2019 - 76 - cancer - WORT DJ - host of radio show “Journeys into Jazz”, a show Gary hosted for 35 years - avid collector and dealer of rare jazz records - had over 60,000 jazz records and 8,000 jazz CDs.

Art “Poppa Funk” Neville - D. 7-22-2019 - 81 - played keyboards with the Meters and later the Neville Brothers.