Rock Star Death Notices - April 2014

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 Dave Brockie, A.K.A. Oderus Urungus

Dave Brockie, A.K.A. Oderus Urungus

Frank Reed (Frank Kevin Reed) - Died 2-26-2014 (Soul) Born 9-16-1954 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of Michigan Avenue and The Chi-Lites - Brother of actor, Darryl Alan Reed, and cousin of singer, Laurnea.

Georges Hamel - Died 2-26-2014 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada (Country) Born 1-20-1948 in Sainte-Francoise-de-Lotbiniere, Quebec, Canada - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “A Propos de Mon Village” and “Comme La Vie Passe”).

Lou Lehman (Louie Lehman) - Died 2-28-2014 - Heart attack (Metal) Guitarist and singer - Worked with Mutilation, Generation Kill, Robot Slaves, Louie James Demons, BTL and Bad Seed.

Des Lumsdon - Died 3-?-2014 - Illness - Born 3-?-1926 in Castletown - Played saxophone, clarinet and flute - Worked with Jackie Brown, Billy Carr, Eric Delaney, Syd Lawrence, Ken Mackintosh, Cyril Stapleton, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink and The Joe Loss Orchestra.

Jap Chong (Chong Chow Pin) - Died 3-2-2014 - Heart attack (Rock) He was 71 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Quests (They did, “Shanty” and “Tea Break”) and Penny Lane.

Dave Sampson (David John Sampson) - Died 3-5-2014 (Rock) Born 1-9-1941in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England - Singer - Led Dave Sampson And The Hunters (They did, “Sweet Dreams” and “Why The Chicken?”).

Jaek Young  - Died 3-6-2014 in Mandaluyong City, The Philippines - Jumped from the 24th floor of a building - He was 35 years old - Musician.

Speaker Knockerz (Derek McAllister) - Found dead 3-6-2014 in Columbia, SC, U.S. (Rap) He was 19 years old - (He did, “Lonely”).

Selim Lemouchi - Died 3-?-2014 - Suicide (Metal) Born 1980 - Guitarist - Led Selim Lemouchi And His Enemies - Was a member of The Devil’s Blood (They did, “On The Wings Of Gloria” and “The Thousandfold Epicentre”) - Worked with Watain.

Charles Love - Died 3-7-2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Complications of pneumonia (Funk - Soul - R&B) Born in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Sinceres (They did, “Don’t Waste MyTime”) who became Bloodstone (They did, “Natural High” and “Tell It To My Face”) - Kansas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Buren Fowler (James Van Buren Fowler) - Died 3-8-2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. (Rock) Born 6-29-1959 - Guitarist and guitar tech - Was a member of Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ (They did, “Fly Me Courageous” and “Build A Fire”) - Worked with R.E.M..

Jerry Corbitt - Died 3-9-2014 in Smiley, Texas, U.S. (Folk Rock) Born in Tifton, GA, U.S. - Sang and played guitar and harmonica and was a producer - (He did, “Along For The Ride” and “Two Shades Of Blue”) - Was a member of The Youngbloods (They did, “Get Together” and “Grizzly Bear”) - Was half of the duo, Corbitt And Daniels - Worked with Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Buffy St. Marie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, The Rooftop Singers, Joy Of Cooking, Janis Ian, Felix Pappalardi, Charlie McCoy, Brownie McGee, Cypress Hill and Sonny Terry.

Mohamed Suleyman Tubeec (aka Boqorka Codka) - Died 3-11-2014 in Germany - Singer - (He did, “Alla Maanta ayaanta” and “Heesta Sanadka”) - Was a member of The Waberi band.

Iola Brubeck (Iola Whitlock) - Died 3-12-2014 in Wilton, Connecticut, U.S. - Cancer - She was 90 years old - Lyricist - Wife of musician, Dave Brubeck - She was her husband’s manager, booker, publicist and collaborater.

Gary Burger - Died 3-14-2014 - Pancreatic cancer (Rock) Born 1942 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Five Torquays who became The Monks (They did, “Complication” and “Cuckoo”) - At one time he was mayor of Turtle River, Minnesota.

Scott Asheton (aka Rock Action) - Died 3-15-2014 - Illness (Rock - Punk) Born 8-16-1949 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Stooges (They did, “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and “Raw Power”) - Worked with The Scott Morgan Band, Scots Pirates, Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, Sonny Baise, Steve Baise, Destroy All Monsters, Captain Sensible and Sonny Vincent - Brother of guitarist, Ron Asheton - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Cees Veerman (aka Poes) - Died 3-15-2014 in Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia (Rock) Born 10-6-1943 in Volendam, Edam-Volendam of North Holland - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Sailor, Sail On (Dreamer, Dream On)”) - Was a member of The Mystic Four, The Blue Cats and The Cats (They did, “Lea” and “One Way Wind”).

Joe Lala (Joseph Lala) - Died 3-18-2014 in Tampa, Florida, U.S. - Complications of lung cancer (Rock - Pop) Born 11-3-1947 in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, U.S. - Drummer, singer and actor - Was a member of Blues Image (They did, “Ride Captain Ride” and “Leaving My Troubles Behind”) - Worked with The West Tampa Four, The Bee Gees, The Byrds, Rod Stewart, The Allman Brothers, Neal Diamond, Kenny Rogers, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Manassas, Poco, Spirit, John Mellencamp, Ringo Starr, Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, Rick Derringer, Dolly Parton, Grace Slick and Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young - He can be heard on the soundtracks for the films Saturday Night Fever and Staying Alive.

Rob Rose - Died 3-19-2014 in Reading, England - Cancer (Rock - Soul) Born 1956 - Singer and guitarist - Led The Romantix (They did, “Honey You’re In My Head”), Red For Go (They did, “Soul Town” and “Press Gang”), The Rob Rose Band, The King Cats, Chain Gang and Get Rhythm.

Almaz Tafara - Died 3-22-2014 in Addis Ababa - Blood cancer (Oromo) Born 1957 in Western Hararghe, Doba district - Singer - Worked with Misiraq Barenga, Ali Shabo, Kadir Said, Adam Harun, Musa Turki and Worku Bikila

Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) (David Murray Brockie) - Died 3-23-2014 in Richmond, VA, U.S. (Metal) Born 8-30-1963 in Ottawa, Canada - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Death Piggy (They did, “Bathtub In Space” and “No Prob, Dude”), GWAR (They did, “Ham On The Bone” and “Vlad The Impaler”), X-Cops (They did, “Junkie” and “Beat You Down”) and The Dave Brockie Experience (They did, “I Clean Up Real Good” and “40,000 Times”).

Paulo Schroeber - Died 3-24-2014 in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - After a surgery to reset an artificial pacemaker type device in his chest (Metal - Jazz - Rock) Born 8-18-1973 in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Guitarist - (He did, “Fusion Headache” and “Insert Coins”) - Worked with Fear Ritual, Burning Hell, Predator, Fall Up, Naja, Almah (They did, “Birds Of Prey” and “Invisible Cage”), Astafix (They did, “False Eyes” and “Drown Your World”) and Hammer 67 (They did, “Dance Of The Madman” and “I Am a Warrior”).

Bill Merritt - Died 3-25-2014 - Cancer (Rock) He was 66 years old - Bassist and singer - Worked with Mood Jga Jga (They did, “Queen Jealousy” and “I Am What I Am What I Am”), Fabulous George And The Zodiacs, Be Bop Beluga, Rocky Rolletti and Prairie Dog - He was one of the founders of The Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Joe Frazier (aka Speedo) - Died 3-28-2014 (Folk) Born 1939 in Lebanon, PA, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Chad Mitchell Trio (They did versions of, “Draft Dodger Rag” and “I Can’t Help But Wonder”) - Worked with The Robert Shaw Chorale.