Rockstar Death Notices - December 2019

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The Might Stokes, a Milwaukee blues legend - photo by Sweet Music Chica

The Might Stokes, a Milwaukee blues legend
photo by Sweet Music Chica

Leo Iorga - D. 11-2-2019 - 54 - lung cancer - Romanian rock singer and guitarist - frontman for Compact.

Kelley Looney - D. 11-4-2019 - 61 - pneumonia, heart failure - Long time bassist for Steve Earle and The Dukes.

Timi Hansen - D. 11-4-2019 - 61 - cancer - Danish bassist for Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.

Robert Freeman - D. 11-6-2019 - 82 - pneumonia - photographer who took the cover pictures for the early Beatles albums, With the Beatles, Beatles for Sale, Help and Rubber Soul.

Ivan Maksimović - D. 11-7-2019 - 57 - Serbian rock guitarist (Metro, The No Smoking Orchestra).

Jackie Moore - D. 11-8-2019 - 73 - American R&B singer - best known for her gold single 1970 song “Precious, Precious”.

Bob Szajner - D. 11-9-2019 - 81 - American jazz pianist - Donald Byrd, Charlie McPherson, Lonnie Hillyer, Roy Brooks, Yusef Lateef, Pepper Adams, Frank Isola.

Jan Byrczek - D. 11-10-2019 - 83 - Polish-American jazz musician (double bass), jazz critic and jazz magazine editor - played with the Trio Komeda Quartet Kurylewicz - co-founder of the European Jazz Federation in 1956 and founded Jazz Forum in 1946.

Bad Azz - D. 11-11-2019 - 43 -  American rapper and member of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips.

Lisa Kindred - D. 11-11-2019 - 79 - POEMS syndrome - American folk and blues singer and guitarist - played with the UFOs, Ascension.

Terry O’Neill - D. 11-16-2019 - - cancer - Photographer - took iconic pictures of musicians Elton John, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and many others.

Lloyd Watson - D. 11-19-2019 - 70 - British rock and blues guitarist for Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera’s 801 Live, Andy Mackay (Roxy Music), Lloyd Watson and the Soul Mates.

John Mann - D. 11-20-2019 - 57 - early onset Alzheimer’s - Canadian rock singer with Spirits Of The West.

Douglas Lubahn - D. 11-20-2019 - 71 - co-founer and bassist with 60s band Clear Light - played bass on three albums by The Doors (strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, Soft Parade) - also worked with Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, and Ted Nugent.

Donna Carson - D. 11-21-2019 - 73 - American folk singer - Hedge and Donna - recorded six albums between 1968 and 1973.

Eddie Duran - D. 11-22-2019 - 94 - American jazz guitarist - member of Benny Goodwin band during the 70s.

Goo Hara - D. 11-24-2019 - 28 - found dead of suicide - South Korean K-Popstar - member of Kara.

Iain Sutherland - D. 11-25-2019 - 71 - illness - UK guitarist and songwriter - played with The Sutherland Brothers, Quiver - wrote 1975’s “Sailing” with his brother Gavin for Rod Stewart.

Stuart “Chet” Fraser - D. 12-1-2019 - Australian guitarist and co-founder of 80’s rockers Noiseworks - also played with John Farnham Band, Jimmy Barnes Band.

Kermit “The Mighty Stokes” Stokes - D. 12-3-2019 - 77 - heart attack - Milwaukee blues guitarist and singer - he did “You’re So Fine” - played with Stokes and the Old Blues Boys and many other musicians in Milwaukee during his 35+ year music career.