Rock Star Death Notices - August 2014

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Johnny Winter - photo by Dave Hedstrom/Dave Shoots Bands copyright 2014

Johnny Winter
photo by Dave Hedstrom/Dave Shoots Bands copyright 2014

Linda Rodney - Died 6-30-2014 in Simpsonville, SC, U.S. (Blues - R&B - Funk) She was 57 years old - Singer - Was a member of Chocolate Thunder.

Betty Cody (Rita Cote) - Died 7-1-2014 in Lewiston, Maine, U.S. (Country) Born 8-17-1921 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada - Singer - (She did, “Tom Tom Yodel” and “Please Throw Away The Glass”) - She was married to musician, Hal Lone Pine - Maine Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Nick Charles - Died 7-1-2014 (Blues) Bassist - Worked with Billy Branch And The Sons Of Blues, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy and Son Seals .

Annik Honore - Died 7-3-2014 - Illness - Born 10-12-1957 in Mons, Belgium - Journalist and music promoter - Co-founder of the record label Les Disques du Crepuscule.

Giorgio Faletti - Died 7-4-2014 in Turin, Italy - Cancer - Born 11-25-1950 in Asti, Italy - Writer, actor, comedian and singer - Wrote songs for Fiordaliso.

Sharifah Aini (Sharifah Aini Syed Jaafar) (aka Kak Pah) - Died 7-5-2014 in Damansara Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia - Complications from lung fibrosis - Born 7-2-1953 in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia - Singer - (She did, “Tiga Malam”).

Kathy Stobart (Florence Kathleen Stobart) - Died 7-5-2014 (Jazz) Born 4-1-1924 in South Shields, England - Played saxophone - Worked with Denis Rose, Ted Heath, Jimmy Skidmore, Art Pepper, Vic Lewis, Humphrey Lyttelton, Earl Hines, Buddy Tate, Zoot Sims, Marian McPartland, Dick Hyman and Peanuts Hucko - At one time she was married to pianist, Art Thompson.

Lois Johnson (Lois Johnson Scoggins) - Died 7-7-2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. (Country) Born 5-15-1942 in Union County, Tennessee, U.S. - Singer - (She did, “Loving You Will Never Grow Old” and “I Hate Goodbyes”) - Worked with Hank Williams Jr..

John Spinks (John Frederick Spinks) - Died 7-9-2014 - He had liver cancer (Pop - Rock) Born 1954 - Guitarist - Was a member of Sirius B, Baseball Boys and The Outfield (They did, “Your Love” and “Everytime You Cry”).

Chris Grier - Died 7-10-2014 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Cardiac arrest (Experimental - Noise-Rock) Born in Miami, FL, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with To Live and Shave in L.A., Scarcity Of Tanks, Thee Ultimate Vag and Kohoutek.

Tommy Ramone (Erdelyi Tamas) - Died 7-11-2014 in Queens, New York, U.S. - Bile duct cancer (Punk - Bluegrass) Born 1-29-1949 in Budapest, Hungary - Played drums, mandolin, guitar, banjo and dobro - Was a member of The Tangerine Puppets (They did, “Drop In The Bucket” and “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands”) The Ramones (They did, “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”) and Uncle Monk (They did, “Wishing At The Moon” and “Airday”) - Was an engineer for Jimi Hendrix - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Charlie Haden (Charles Edward Haden) - Died 7-11-2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Illness (Jazz) Born 8-6-1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, U.S. - Played double bass - Was a member of The Liberation Music Orchestra - Worked with Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Archie Shepp, Henry “Red” Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Attila Zoller, Bobby Timmons, Tony Scott, Art Pepper, Keith Jarrett and Carla Bley.

Johnny Winter (Johnny Dawson Winter III) - Died 7-16-2014 in Zurich, Switzerland (Rock - Blues) Born 2-23-1944 in Beaumont, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Brother of guitarist and singer, Edgar Winter -  Blues Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jon David Wheeler - Died 7-22-2014 in St.Catharine’s, ON (Rock - Hard Rock - Blues/Jazz) Born 7-28-1964 - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of Wheeler with his brother Paul, The Incredible Case of Insanity Band, The Criminals, Summer Turning Blue and many other bands. Opened for Alana Myles, Leslie Gore and Toto.  Worked with Mike Stone and Peter Willis.