Rock Star Death Notices - August 2013

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Maarten van Roozendaal - Died 7-1-2013 - Illness - Born 5-2-1962 - Singer and comedian - (He did, “I’m So Curious”) - Worked with Paul de Munnik, Willem Ennes, Egon Power, Marcel de Groot and Kim Soepnel.

Gary Shearston - Died 7-1-2013 - Heart attack (Folk) Born 1-1-1939 in Inverell, New South Wales - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Sydney Town” and a version of, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”) - Worked with Brother John Sellers.

Rolf Graf - Died 7-1-2013 (Rock - Funk) Born 4-28-1960 - Singer, bassist and trumpeter - (He did, “II & II” and “Running Out Of Time”) - He was a member of Lava, (They did, “Take Your Time”), Some Like It Hot and Mr. Walker & The Walkmen (They did, “This Is Your Walkman Talking”) - Worked with Rick Springfield - Produced Randy Crawford, The Ancestors, Tindrum, Flower Yard, Trine Rein, Ronni Le Tekro, January Ingvar Toft, Jan Werner and Torhild Nigar - Was an was editor for the music magazine, Musikkpraksis.

Texas Johnny Brown (John Riley Brown) - Died 7-1-2013 in Houston, TX, U.S. - Lung cancer (Blues) Born 2-22-1928 in Ackerman, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Two Steps From The Blues”) - Worked with Joe Hinton, Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Lavelle White, Buddy Ace and Junior Parker.

Bengt Hallberg - Death reported 7-2-2013 (Jazz) Born 9-13-1932 - Pianist and accordionist - Worked with Arne Domnerus, Clifford Brown, Quincy Jones and Stan Getz.

Dan Van Patten (Daniel Ross Van Patten) (aka Drummer Dan) - Died 7-2-2013 in San Pedro, Belize - Natural causes (Rock) Born 4-4-1953 - Drummer - Was a member of The Toys who were renamed Berlin (They did, “The Metro” and “Sex (I’m A…)”).

Stevey Hay - Died 7-3-2013 - Heart attack (Blues) Singer - Led Stevey Hay And The Rayvons and Stevey Hay’s Shades Of Blue (They did, “Keep Out Of Love” and “Losin’ With The Boozin’”).

Johnny MacRae - Died 7-3-2013 in Ashland City, Tenn., U.S. - Heart disease (Country) He was 84 years old -  Songwriter - His songs have been recorded by Conway Twitty (“I’d Love To Lay You Down”), Reba McEntire (“You Lift Me Up To Heaven”) and Doug Stone (“I’d Be Better Off In A Pine Box”).

Bernard Vitet - Died 7-3-2013 (Jazz) Born 5-26-1934 in Paris, France - Sang and played trumpet,  flugelhorn, piano and violin - Worked with Serge Gainsbourg,  Lester Young, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Marianne Faithfull, Don Cherry, Chet Baker, Yves Montand, Claude Francois, Brigitte Bardot, Django Reinhardt, Gus Viseur, Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler, Colette Magny and Brigitte Fontaine.

Bernie Nolan (Bernadette Therese Nolan) - Died 7-4-2013 - Breast cancer (Pop) Born 10-17-1960 in Dublin, Ireland - Singer and actress - (She did, “Better Place"and “Macushla”) - Was a member of The Nolans Sisters (They did, “I’m In The Mood For Dancing”  and “Attention To Me”) who became The Nolans - She was married to drummer, Steve Doneathy.

MC Daleste (Daniel Pellegrine) - Died 7-6-2013 in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Shot while performing on stage (Rap) He was 20 years old.

Genevieve Breton - Died 7-6-2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada - A train carrying oil derailed and exploded - She was 28 years old - Singer - She was about to release her debut album.

Guy Bolduc - Died 7-6-2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada - A train carrying oil derailed and exploded - He was 44 years old - Musician - He had been performing at The Musi-Cafe before the accident.

Yves Boulet - Died 7-6-2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada - A train carrying oil derailed and exploded - Drummer - Was a member of Lezor Ganes.

Shaun Kirkpatrick - Died 7-?-2013 - Possible heart attack (Metal) Guitarist - Was a member of Bronz (They did, “Send Down An Angel” and “Taken By Storm”).

Brett Walker (Carl Brett Walker) - Died 7-8-2013 in Draper Utah, U.S. (Rock) Born 11-14-1961 in Norman, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer, songwriter and musician - (He did, “Give Me Back Tomorrow” and “No Fire Without You”) - Worked with Jim Peterik, Survivor, Jonathan Cain, Russ Ballard, Alias (“Waiting For love”) and Nick Gilder - Created music for films and TV.

Lewis Lymon - Died 7-9-2013 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Prostate cancer (R&B) Born 6-20-1944 in Harlem, NY, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Harlemaires Juniors, The Teenagers, The Teenchords (They did, “I’m So Happy” and “Honey Honey (You Don’t Know)”), The Townsmen (They did, “I Can’t Go On”) and Herman Santiago - Brother of singer, Frankie Lymon and son of singer, Howard Lymon.

Jim Foglesong (James Staton Foglesong) - Died 7-9-2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Born 7-26-1922 in Lundale, W.Va., U.S. - Record label executive and singer - Helped to launch the careers of George Strait, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire and worked with The Oak Ridge Boys, Barbara Mandrell and Don Williams - Produced Roy Clark - Sang backup for Dion & The Belmonts - Worked for Dot, ABC, Capitol and MCA Records - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Peppi Marchello - Died 7-10-2013 - Cardiac arrest (Rock) He was 68 years old - Born in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The U-Men who became The Good Rats (They did, “Tasty” and “New York Survivor”) - Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ted Days - Died 7-10-2013 - Shot himself or was shot by police after a standoff (Metal) Born 3-21-1965 - Bassist - Worked with Hellion.

Charles Pope - Died 7-11-2013 (R&B) Born 8-7-1936 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Tams (They did, “What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)” and “Hey Girl, Don’t Bother Me”) - Father of singer, Tameka “Tiny” Harris.

James Mark (James David Mark) (aka J.D. Mark) - Died 7-11-2013 Detroit, Mich., U.S. - Heart attack (Bluegrass - Punk - Rockabilly - Blues) Born 3-18-1970 in Flint, Mich., U.S. - Played guitar, bass, drums and keyboards - Worked with The Belvederes, Jack Oblivian’s Tennessee Tearjerkers, The Cowboy Killers, Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts, Precious Bryant, Carroll County Picture Show, LCD Soundsystem, Herbert Wiley, Jeffrey Evans, Harvey Scales and Wiley And The Checkmates.

Cory Monteith (Cory Allan Michael Monteith) - Died 7-13-2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Born 5-11-1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Actor and singer - He played Finn Hudson on TV’s Glee.

Curly Lewis - Died 7-14-2013 - Lung cancer (Western Swing) Born 1924 in Stiglar, Oklahoma, U.S. - Fiddler and singer - Worked with Johnnie Lee Wills, Hank Thompson, Leon McAuliffe and Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys - National Fiddler’s Hall Of Fame Inductee.

T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) - Died 7-16-2013 in Greenville - Illness (Blues) Born about 1920 or 1922 in Forest, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with GravelRoad.

Tom Komarek - Died 7-16-2013 in Prague, Czech Republic - Broke his neck when he jumped into a hospital pool where he was in rehabilitation (Alternative Rock - Punk) Born 6-28-1980 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Singer, guitarist and music editor - Was a member of Secret 9 Beat (They did, “Hey Johnny” and “Seduce This Nation”) - Collaborated with Phil Shoenfelt - Worked for Rock & Pop and Spark magazines.

Jack-Alain Leger (Daniel Theron) (aka Dashiell Hedayat, Melmoth, Paul Smail and Eve Saint-Roch) - Died 7-17-2013 in Paris, France (Folk - Pop - Rock) Born 6-5-1947 in Paris, France - Singer, guitarist, keyboardist and novelist - Worked with Gong.

Georgy Guryanov (aka Gustav) - Died 7-20-2013 - Complications of hepatitis C, liver and pancreatic cancer (Rock) He was 52 years old - Drummer, singer and artist - Was a member of Kino (They did, “We’re Waiting For Changes”).

Grey Liston (Richard Liston) - Died 7-20-2013 in Jefferson County, Washington, U.S. - Fell from the summit peak of Mount Olympus (Ska) Born 11-11-1984 - Drummer - Was a member of Smash Bandits (They did, “Magic Tricks” and “Skank Like You Stole Something”).

Faye Hunter - Died 7-20-2013 in Advance, NC, U.S. - Suicide (Pop - Rock) She was 59 years old - Bassist and singer - Was a member of Let’s Active (They did, “Every Dog Has His Day” and “Every Word Means No”)

GiGi Hines (Gladys P. Harris)  - Died 7-22-2013 in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. - Car accident (Blues) Born 5-7-1937 in Rankin County, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Worked with with Nick Connor.

Walter De Maria (Walter Joseph De Maria) - Died 7-25-2013 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Stroke (Rock) Born 10-1-1935 in Albany, California, U.S. - Drummer and artist - Was a member of The Primitives along with Lou Reed and John Cale (They did, “The Ostrich”).

JJ Cale (John Weldon Cale) - Died 7-26-2013 in La Jolla, CA, U.S. - Heart attack (Rock - Folk - Blues - R&B) Born 12-5-1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. - Singer, guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, bassist and songwriter - (He did, “After Midnight” and “Crazy Mama”) - His songs have been recorded by Eric Clapton, Jai, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Captain Beefheart, Widespread Panic, Randy Crawford, Waylon Jennings, Harry Manx, Carlos Santana, Herbie Mann and Cissy Houston.

Mick Farren (Michael Anthony Farren) - Died 7-27-2013 in London, England - After collapsing on stage (Rock) Born 9-3-1943 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England - Singer and author - (He did, “But Charlie, It’s Still Moving” and “In My Window Box”) - Was a member of The Social Deviants who became The Deviants (They did, “Charlie” and “Let’s Loot The Supermarket”) - Wrote the books, “Elvis Died For Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine” and “Give The Anarchist A Cigarette” - Wrote for the International Times and The New Musical Express.