Rock Star Death Notices - December 2010

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Jeremiah Valdez - Died 11-2-2010 (Metal) Drummer - Was a member of Orthodox Fuzz.

Jim Clench - Died 11-2-2010 (Rock) Born 5-1-1949 - Bassist and singer - Worked with The Coven, April Wine (They did, “Oowatanite” and “Didn’t You”), 451 Degrees and Bachman Turner Overdrive.

Eddie Hazell - Died 11-2-2010 (Jazz) He was 76 years old - Guitarist and singer - Led The Eddie Hazell Trio - Was a member of The 3 Echoes.

John Summerlin - Died 11-2-2010 in Daleville, AL, U.S. - After a gig (Rock) He was 37 years old - Keyboardist and singer - Was a member of In The Pocket.

Jerry Bock (Jerrold Lewis Bock) - Died 11-3-2010 (Musicals) Born 11-23-1928 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. - Composer and pianist - Collaborated with Larry Holofcener and Sheldon Harnick - He composed for the musicals, Fiddler On The Roof, Fiorello! and The Madwoman of Central Park West - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee and Theater Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Hotep Galeta (Hotep Idris Galeta) (Cecil Galeta) - Died 11-3-2010 in Johannesburg - After an asthma attack (Jazz) Born 6-7-1941 in Cape Town, South Africa - Pianist - Worked with Dollar Brand, Lamie Zukufu, Herb Alpert, David Crosby, The Byrds, Letta Mbuli, Elvin Jones, Hugh Masekela], Jackie McLean, Archie Shepp, Mario Pavone and Joshua Redman.

Ruben Basoalto (aka El Pulpo) - Died 11-3-2010 in Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Lung cancer (Rock) Born 7-9-1947 in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Drummer - Was a member of Vox Dei (They did, “Reflejos tuyos y mios” and “Compulsion”).

Ronnie Scaife - Died 11-3-2010 in Perry County, Tennessee, U.S. - Brain hemorrhage (Country) He was 63 years old - Singer and songwriter - (He co-wrote, “Me And The I.R.S.” and “Patsy Come Home”) - His songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Diamond Rio, Conway Twitty, Mel McDaniel and Johnny Paycheck - Cousin of Music Row producer, Joe Scaife.

Sonia Pottinger - Died 11-3-2010 in St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica - Born 6-?-1931 in St. Thomas, Jamaica - Producer - She produced Joe White, Errol Dunkley, The Ethiopians, Culture, U Roy, Big Youth, Toots & The Maytals, Roland Alphonso and Marcia Griffiths - Ran the Tip Top, High Note and Gay Feet labels - Wife of producer, Lyndon Pottinger.

James Freud (James Randall Freud) (Colin Joseph McGlinchey) - Died 11-4-2010 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia - Suicide (Rock) Born 6-29-1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Singer, guitarist and bassist - Was a member of Sabre, The Spred, Teenage Radio Stars (They did, “I Wanna Be Your Baby”), James Freud & The Radio Stars (“Modern Girl”), James Freud & Berlin, The Models (They did, “Barbados” and “Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight”), Beatfish and Moondog - Managed his sons’ band, Attack Of The Mannequins - He was married to author, Sally Clifton - ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Michelle Nicastro - Died 11-4-2010 in California, U.S. - Breast cancer - Born 3-31-1960 in Washington, D.C., U.S. - Actress and singer - She released three albums of songs from animated musicals - She was Ariadne in the Broadway musical, Merlin and was the singing voice of Callisto in an episode of TV’s, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Slycoh Marowa - Died 11-4-2010 in Australia - Hit by two cars (Hip Hop - R&B) Born 11-19-1984 in Zimbabwean - Singer - Co-founded the Hard Hustle music label.

Lynn Hoyt (Helen Claire Wilhoit Moroney) - Died 11-4-2010 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Pneumonia (Big Band) Born 1925 in Maryville, TN, U.S. - Singer - Worked with The Teddy Phillips Orchestra - Wife of broadcast executive and publisher, James M. Moroney Jr.

Sergej Belousov (aka Oldi) - Died 11-4-2010 - Illness (Reggae) Born 10-16-1961 - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Komitet Ohrany Tepla.

Rudy Regalado (Hector Regalado) - Died 11-4-2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. - Complications of pneumonia (Jazz - Rock) Born 1-29-1943 in Caracas, Venezuela - Played timbales and sang - Was a member of El Chicano (They did, “Tell Her She’s Lovely” and “Viva Tirado”) and Todos Estrellas which became Chevere - Worked with Quincy Jones, The Zawinul Syndicate, Aretha Franklin, Caravana Cuban and Alphonse Mouzon.

Danny Gould - Died 11-4-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 4-28-1921 Brooklyn, NY, U.S. - Played accordion, piano and glockenspiel and was a music executive and composer - (He co-wrote, “Cakewalk Rag” and “Tip Toe Tango”) - Led The Rajahs Of Rhythm - Worked for Warner Bros. - He wrote songs for the films, National Lampoon’s European Vacation and The Lost Boys - Brother of actress, Sandra Gould.

Aram Schefrin (Aram Robert Schefrin) - Died 11-4-2010 - Cancer (Jazz Rock) Born 3-30-1942 in Passaic, NJ, U.S. - Sang and played guitar, banjo and percussions and was an author and lawyer - Was a member of Ten Wheel Drive (They did, “I Am A Want Ad” and “Eye Of The Needle”) - Worked with Genya Ravan, Lou Reed, Sunshine, D.C. LaRue and Labelle.

Jill Clayburgh - Died 11-5-2010 in Lakeville, Connecticut, U.S. - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia - Born 4-30-1944 in New York, NY, U.S. - Actress - (She sang, “Love Song” a duet with John Rubinstein and “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man” in Broadways’, Pippin) - Appeared in the films, An Unmarried Woman and Starting Over - She had been married to playwright, David Rabe.

Muvengwa (Nevernay Chinyanga) - Died 11-5-2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa - Hyokalemia - Born 9-?-1960 in Uzumba, Murehwa - Actor and singer - (He did, “Matinetsa”).

Randy Miller (Randall J. Miller) - Died 11-5-2010 in Redding - Chondrosarcoma (Rock) Born 2-9-1971 in Long Beach - Drummer - Was a member of The Myriad (They did, “A Clean Shot” and “A Thousand Winters Melting”).

Sid Simmons (James Simmons) - Died 11-5-2010 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Cardiac arrest (Jazz) He was 63 years old - Pianist - Worked with The Visitors (They did, “In My Youth” and “Mood Seekers”), Locksmith, Grover Washington, Jr. and Bootsie Barnes.

Nicci DeSoto (aka Nicci D) (Nicina M. Acevedo) - Died 11-6-2010 near Concord, CA, U.S. - Motorcycle accident (Metal) Born 10-27-1985 - Singer - She was a member of Falling To Pieces (They did, “Population One” and “Shades Of Gray”).

Tony West - Died 11-10-2010 in Merseyside, England (Skiffle - Rock) Born 1938 - Bassist - Was a member of The Searchers.

Lee Harper (Wilson Leroy Harper) - Died 11-10-2010 - Heart attack (Jazz) Born 2-27-1945 in Camp Le Jeune, NC, U.S. - Played trumpet - Led Lee Harper’s Little Big Band - Worked with Thad Jones, Leo Wright, Al Cohn, Charlie Mariano, Hans Koller, Karl Ratzer, Aladar Pege, Jenny Evans, Fritz Pauer, The ORF Big Band, The Bosko Petrovic Big Band, Ernie Wilkins, Charly Antolini, The Frankfurt Jazz Connection and Art Farmer.

Tony Edwards - Died 11-10-2010 in London, England - He was 78 years old - Managed Deep Purple.

Lisa Kemp (Lisa Michelle Kemp) - Died 11-11-2010 in Florida, U.S. - Car accident (Gospel) She was 38 years old - Singer - (She did, “One World, One Heart” with Reesy Wright And M.O.R.).

Bret Moe (Bret Alan Moe) - Died 11-11-2010 in Sioux Falls, SD, U.S. - After being attacked (Rock) Born 6-20-1968 in Huron, SD, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Black Nyte, Nightmare, Val-Purgis and Central Mass.

Mohd Shamrin Abd Samad - Died 11-12-2010 in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Rock) He was 45 years old - Singer - Was a member of Fotograf (They did, “Di Alam Fana Cinta” and “Kamu Aku Satu”).

J.P. Toulon (Paul Toulon) - Died 11-13-2010 in Minneapolis, MN, U.S. (Punk) Born 1980 - Singer, drummer and guitarist - Was a member of Old Skull (They did, “Homeless”) and Planned Collapse.

Messy Mya (Anthony Barre) - Died 11-14-2010 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Shot (Bounce) He was 22 years old - (He did, “Iberville (4th Ward)”).

Reid Parent (Reid Curtis Parent) - Died 11-14-2010 - Car accident (Hip - Hop) He was 25 years old - Worked with Raw Element.

Roberto Pregadio - Died 11-15-2010 in Rome Italy - Illness - Born 12-6-1928 in Catania, Italy - Pianist and composer - Was a member of Sestetto Swing - (He co-wrote the theme for the film, “The Forgotten Pistolero”) - Composed music for many other films including, Il Sorriso Della Iena, Last House On The Beach and Quello Sporco Disertore.

Tetsuro Hoshino (Tetsuro Arichika) - Died 11-15-2010 in Tokyo, Japan - Heart failure - Born 1925 - Lyricist - (He wote Kiyoko Suizenji’s, “Sanbyaku Rokuju Goho No March” and Saburo Kitajima’s, “Hakodate No Hito”) - Wrote songs for Harumi Miyako, Ichiro Toba, Hibari Misora and Miyuki Kawanaka.

Sam Frost (Samuel E. Frost) - Died 11-15-2010 (Acoustic Rock) He was 16 years old - Singer, drummer and guitarist - Was a member of Taking This Oasis (They did, “Use Somebody” and “Take Your Toll On Me”).

Mimi Perrin (Jeannine Perrin) - Died 11-16-2010 in Paris, France (Jazz) Born 2-2-1926 - Singer and pianist - Was a member of Blue Stars Of France and Les Double Six - Worked with Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and Dizzy Gillespie.

Harry Whitaker - Died 11-17-2010 - Possible heart attack (Jazz) Born 9-19-1942 in Pensacola, FL, U.S. - Pianist - Worked with Roberta Flack, Lloyd Price, Stephanie Mills, Terumasa Hino, The Eddie Jacobs Band, Al Cooper, Eugene McDaniel, Gwen Guthrie, The Spinners, Slide Hampton and Roy Ayers.

Peter Hibbert (aka Mark Day and Mark Peters) - Died 11-18-2010 (Rock) He was 69 years old - Singer - Was a member of Lennie And The Teenbeats, Thje Dappers, Mark Day & The Knights, The Blue Star Combo and The Accy Rockers.

Lakis Alexandrou - The Greek Al bano - Found dead 11-18-2010 in Egaleo, Athens, Greece - Heart attack - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “T’ oneiro” and “Biala Golebica”).

Ladislav Demeterffy (aka Laci and 75 Cents) - Died 11-19-2010 in Zagreb, Croatia (Rap) Born 1-29-1933 in Croatia - Sang and played accordion - Worked with Kraljevi Ulice (They did, “Romanca”).

Karen Deal (Karen T. Deal) - Died 11-19-2010 in Temple Terrace, FL, U.S. - After choking on food (Rock) Born 10-6-1953 - Played keyboard and bass - Was a member of The Mod Squad - Wife of singer, Marty Balin.

Piotr Hertel - Died 11-19-2010 - Born 5-19-1936 in Lodz - Composer and pianist - Taught Electronic Computer Music at The Lodz Academy Of Music - Wrote music for the musicals, Krolowa Sniegu and Opiekun Mojej Zony and for the films, Mezczyzni Na Wyspie and Z Przygoda Na Ty.

Gentleman June Gardner (Albert Gardner) - Died 11-19-2010 (Jazz - R&B) Born 1930 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Drummer - (He did, “Mustard Greens” and “99 Plus One”) - Led June Gardner And The Fellas - Worked with Lil Green, Edgar Blanchard And The Gondoliers, Sam Cooke, Lee Dorsey (“Working In A Coal Mine”), Alvin “Red” Tyler, Lionel Hampton, Lou Rawls, Roy Brown and Dave Bartholomew.

Alvin Bart - Died 11-19-2010 - He was 86 years old - Music agent - Worked for MCA - Co-owned Bart-Levy And Associates and The Bart-Milander firm - His clients included Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Lalo Schifrin, Bill Conti, Michel Legrand, Hal David, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman and Andre Previn.

Little Smokey Smothers (Albert Abraham Smothers) - Died 11-20-2010 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Natural causes (Blues) Born 1-2-1939 in Tchula, Mississippi, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Led Little Smokey Smothers And The Pipeplayers - Worked with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Arthur “Big Boy” Spires, Lazy Bill Lucas, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, James Cotton, Earl Hooker, Junior Wells, The Legendary Blues Band and Howlin’ Wolf - Cousin of singer, Lee “Shot” Williams and brother of singer and guitarist, Otis “Big Smokey” Smothers.

Deborah Lynn Sabino (Deborah Moore and Deborah Keith) - Died 11-21-2010 in Shelby Township, MI, U.S. - Breast cancer (Jazz - Standards) Born 1954 - Singer and pianist.

Byron Gustafson - Died 11-22-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Illness - Born 7-29-1954 in Brainerd, MN, U.S. - Manager - Worked for ICM Artists Ltd. and Opus 3 Artists LLC - Worked with artists such as Suzanne Vega, Tai Murray, Orli Shaham, Joyce Yang, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Chieftains, James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, Yuri Bashmet and Patti LuPone.

Abdul Atik - Died 11-24-2010 in Sinnar - Car accident (Qawwali - Pop) Played the dholak - Worked with Toshi Sabri.

Peter Christopherson (aka Sleazy) (Peter Martin Christopherson) - Died 11-24-2010 (Industrial - Experimental) Born 2-27-1954 - (He did, “Mahil Athal Nadrach” as The Threshold HouseBoys Choir) - Was a member of Throbbing Gristle (They did, “Slug Bait” and “Zyclon B Zombie”), Psychic TV and Coil (They did, “How To Destroy Angels”).

Sam Williams - Died 11-24-2010 (Rock) He was 18 years old - Played bass - Was a member of White Vulture, Plan 9 From Inner Space (They did, “Started With A Kiss” and “Surfin’ With The Corbys”) and God Bless Texas.

Vitthal Umap (Shahir Vitthal Umap) - Died 11-26-2010 in Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur - After he collapsed on stage (Folk) Born 6-7-15-1931 in Naigaum, Mumbai - Singer, musician and actor.

Maria Hellwig (Maria Neumaier) - Died 11-26-2010 in Ruhpolding, Bavaria, Germany (Alpine Folk) Born 2-22-1920 in Reit im Winkl, Germany - Yodeler and guitarist - Sang in a duo with her daughter, Margot.

Mario Pacheco - Died 11-26-2010 in Madrid, Spain - Cancer - Born 1950 in Madrid, Spain - Producer and photographer - Founded the Nuevos Medios record label which released recordings by Pata Negra, Joy Division, La Macanita, The Smiths, Ray Heredia, Keith Jarrett, La Barbería del Sur, Pat Metheny, Golpes Bajos, Steve Reich, Bill Evans, New Order, Art Pepper, Diego Carrasco and Ketama.

Silvia (Rieko Matsuda) - Died 11-28-2010 in Tokyo, Japan - Lung cancer - She was 52 years old - Singer - Was a member of Los Indios & Silvia (They did, “Wakaretemo Sukinahito”).

Irena Anders (aka Renata Bogdaiska) (Irena Jarosiewicz) - Died 11-29-2010 in London, England - Heart attack - Born 5-12-1920 in Bruntal, Czechoslovakia - Actress and singer - Worked with Henryk Wars.

Peter Hofmann - Died 11- 29 or 30-2010 in Selb, south-east Germany - Pneumonia (Opera - Musicals - Rock) Born 8-22-1944 in Marienbad, Czech Republic - Singer - (He did versions of, “The House Of The Rising Sun” and “Love Hurts”).