Rock Star Death Notices - December 2007

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Kevin Dubrow - photo by Colleen Bracken

Kevin Dubrow
photo by Colleen Bracken

KEVIN DUBROW -  Died Nov. 25 , in Las Vegas, accidental overdose (Metal). Born Oct. 29, 1955, he was the frontman of Quiet Riot, whose hits included “Cum On Feel The Noize” and “Metal Health Bang Your Head.” Kevin (middle) from a Quiet Riot photo along with Randy Rhoads (right). Photo by Colleen Bracken.

ROBERT GOULET (Robert Gerard Goulet) - Died Oct. 30, in Los Angeles, while waiting for a lung transplant. Born Nov. 26, 1933, in Lawrence, MA. The Singer and actor did, “My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami)” and “What Kind Of Fool Am I?” and appeared in the musicial “Camelot.”

LINDA STEIN (Linda Adler) - Found beaten to death Oct. 30 in her Manhattan apartment. She was 62, and managed The Ramones, The Deal and Steve Forbert. She also was a realtor to the stars, with clients including Sting, Madonna, Steven Spielberg and Billy Joel. She had been married to president of Sire Records, Seymour Stein.

WITOLD “VITEK” KIELTYKA - Died Nov. 2, in Novozybkov, Russia, due to injuries sustained in a tour bus accident (Metal).The drummer, 23, was born in Krosno, Poland, and a member of Decapitated. He also worked with Dies Irae and Panzer X, and was the brother of musician Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka.

SCOTT BERNSTEIN (aka BLUE) - Died Nov. 4, in Birmingham, AL, after being shot. He was 51, worked with The Berkeley Studio Band, and created the Coricidin Guitar Slide.

BOB MULDOWNEY - Died Nov. 5, of Cardiomyopathy. He was 44, a metal journalist, and helped expose and/or support bands including Motorhead, Slayer, Venom, Megadeth, Anthrax and Metallica.

HERBERT BARRETT - Died Nov. 5, in Manhattan, of heart failure. Born My 31, 1910, he was the founder of The Herbert Barrett Management Company, working with Ravi Shankar, Duke Ellington, Joan Baez, The Dave Brubeck Quartet and many more.

GEORGE OSMOND - Died of natural causes Nov. 6, in Provo, UT. Born Oct. 13, 1917, the singer was the patriarch of The Osmond family, launching their entertainment careers.

JIM STAGG (JIMMY PEARSON STAGGS) - Died Nov. 6 in Lake Forest, IL, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 72, and hosted radio’s “British Countdown” and “Stagg’s Starbeat,” conducting interviews with artists including Ray Charles, Neil Diamond, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes and The Monkees. He did extensive interviews with The Beatles while traveling with them on their three American tours, and was the owner of Record City.

HERBIE KING - Died Nov. 6, in Savanah, GA (Jazz). The drummer worked with Semenya McCord, Dave Brubeck, Bob Greene and Chick Correia.

SCOOTER HERRING - Died Nov. 10, at 67. He was a road manager for The Allman Brothers.

FREDDIE LATRICE WILSON (aka LATEE) - Died Nov. 13, in Chicago, after being shot by police. He was 34, and a rapper.

RONNIE BURNS - Died Nov. 14, in Pacific Palisades, CA, of cancer (Pop). Born July 9, 1935, in Evanston, IL, the singer and actor did “Double Date” and “Kinda Cute,” and was the adopted son of George Burns and Gracie Allen.

BUD MILLS - Died Nov. 14, of esophageal cancer (Metal). He was He was 40, a drummer, and a member of Insanity.

PAUL WASSERMAN (aka WASSO) - Died Nov. 18, in Los Angeles, of respiratory failure. He was 73, a publicist, and represented Neil Diamond, The Rolling Stones, The Mamas And The Papas, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan and The Who, as well as actors George C. Scott, Lee Marvin, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon.

CHRIS MORIN - Died Nov. 21, in Cancun, Mexico, after falling from a balcony (Punk). He was 30, a guitarist, and a member of The Dabblers.

SONNY PADILLA (ERNEST PADILLA JR.) - Died Nov. 25, in San Francisco, at 58. The songwriter and producer worked with Janis Joplin and Prince, and was the creator of Me Uno Productions/Uno Records.

ELAINE LORILLARD (ELAINE GUTHRIE) - Died Nov. 26, in Newport, RI. Born Oct. 11, 1914, in Tremont, ME,  she was a founder of The Newport Jazz Festival in 1954.