Rock Star Death Notices - Rökktober 2010

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Mike Edwards of ELO

Mike Edwards of ELO

Bob Lenox - Died 8-30-2010 in France - Illness (Jazz - Blues - Rock) Born 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Gutarist, pianist and singer - (He recorded, “That’s Not Me” and “Sister Fly”) - Was a member of Kiwi And The Dynamics - Worked with Jimi Hendrix, Esther Philips, Tina Turner, Garland Jefferies, Charlie Persip, Charles Mingus and Joe Cocker.

Zach Chasman (Zachary Chasman) - Died 8-30-2010 in Scottsville, NY, U.S. - Motorcycle accident (Folk Rock) He was 24 years old - Singer, guitarist and sound technician - (He did, “Sky Turn White Sky Turn Black” and “Understand”) - Owned Studio 8 Sound Productions - Worked with Cactus Soul.

Steve Couto (Stephen J. Couto) - Died 8-30-2010 in New Bedford, MA, U.S. - Cancer - He was 57 years old - Born in New Bedford, MA, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Country Cutt-Ups.

Bob Bowen (Robert Emmett Bowen III) - Died 8-30-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. - From injuries after being hit by a truck while riding his bike (Jazz) He was 45 years old - Played stand up, double bass - Was a member of The Mob Trio and Bowensacksweiss - Worked with John Hicks, Tony Purrone, Roseanna Vitro, Lee Konitz, Mark Murphy, Richie Cole, Mark Soskin, Kenny Werner, Matt Wilson, Joe Lovano, James Moody, Steve Turre, Dave Lalama and Jeff Hirshfield.

Ken Schoppmeyer - Died 8-31-2010 in Oceanside, CA, U.S. - Suicide (Blues) He was 60 years old - Born in San Diego, CA, U.S. - Singer and harmonica player - Was a member of King Biscuit Blues Band (They did, “Switchin’ In The Kitchen” and “You Bug Me”) - Worked with Delta Heat.

Wayne Pettersen (Wayne M. Pettersen) - Died 8-31-2010 (Pop - Surf) He was 62 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Ironhorse and Catch A Wave.

Noah Murray - Died 9-1-2010 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S. - From injuries he suffered after jumping into a shallow section of Lake Manawa (Country) He was 28 years old - Born in Nebraska, U.S. - Singer - He was half of the duo, Nick And Noah Murray (aka The Rockin Country Twins)(They did, “Get Your Honk Tonk On” and a remake of, “Addicted To Love”).

Subby Caniglia (Sebastian J. Caniglia) - Died 9-2-2010 - Car accident - He was 85 years old - Singer and saxophonist - Was a member of The Eddy Haddad Orchestra - Worked with Jimmy Durante, Patti Page, Jack Jones, Robert Goulet, Debbie Reynolds and Rosemary Clooney.

Noah Howard - Died 9-3-2010 in Southern France (Jazz) Born 4-6-1943 in New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Saxophonist - (He did, “Domiabra” and “Schizophrenic Blues”) Led The Noah Howard Quartet - Worked witn Louis Armstrong, Eve Packer, Bobby Kapp, Chris Chalfan, Kenny Clarke and Omar Faqir.

Mike Edwards (Michael Edwards) (aka Deva Pramada) - Died 9-3-2010 in Devon, England - A bale of hay rolled down a hill and smashed into his van as he drove by (Rock - Classical) Born 5-31-1948 in Ealing, London, England - Played cello - Was a member of (ELO) The Electric Light Orchestra (They did, “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head” and a remake of, “Roll Over Beethoven”) and Devon Baroque - Worked with Daughters Of Elvin.

Buggs Kirby (Lowell Kirby) - Died 9-3-2010 in Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. - Born 9-8-1945 in McCreary County, Kentucky, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of The Silver Wings Band and The Cabin Fever Band.

Rudolf Pellar - Died 9-4-2010 in Prague, Czech Republic (Pop - Chanson) Born 2-28-1923 in Puchov, Czechoslovakia - Singer, actor, music teacher and translator of American literature - (He did, “Cervena aerovka” and “Maly bar”).

Mohan Kumari - Died 9-4-2010 - Illness - Born in Gwalior - Singer - Sang for films including, Krishna Leele and Black Market - Sister of dancer, Sohan Kumari.

Alline Bullock (Ruby Alline Selico) - Died 9-4-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Illness - She was 73 years old - (She wrote Ike & Tina Turner’s, “Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter”) - Sister of Tina Turner.

Joey Silva - Died 9-5-2010 at the Huntsville, Ont. area lake - After his canoe capsized (Rock) He was 18 years old - Singer - Was a member of Despite This Flesh (They did, “Beds That Dream Of Bodies” and Beefeater”).

Brody Williamson - Died 9-5-2010 at the Huntsville, Ont. area lake - After his canoe capsized (Metal) He was 18 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Despite This Flesh (They did, “Beds That Dream Of Bodies” and Beefeater”).

Mary Luz Grajales - Queen of the corridos prohibidos - Died 9-?-2010 in Bogota, Colombia - In a hit and run car accident - Born in Pitalito, Colombia - Singer - (She did, “La Propia Prepago” and “La Celda 23”).

Joe Bompczyk (Joseph A. Bompczyk) - Died 9-6-2010 - Cancer (Punk) Born 1954 - Guitarist - (He wrote, “Disconnected” and “I Wanna Know”) - Was a member of The Enemies (They did, “In The City” and “Cover Me”) and The Restless - Worked with Fredmann’s Curve.

Nana Kwaku Duah (aka Agyaaku) - Died 9-7-2010 in Accra - Illness (Highlife) He was 64 years old - Musician - (He did “Emaa nyinaa te se yenua baa yi a, (Serwaa Akoto)” and “Wumami bo won a wusu, Wupapa bo wo na wusu”) - Led The Agyaaku International Band - Worked with P.K. Yamoah (“Serwaa Akoto” and “Otan Hunu Ye Ya”), The Black Hustlers, Smart Nkansah, Kantinka, Sumsum, The Big Three and Adomako Nyamekye - Father of musician, Kwaisey Pee.

Rich Cronin (aka Rich Nice) (Richard Burton Cronin) - Died 9-8-2010 - Acute myelogenous leukemia (Pop) Born 8-30-1975 in Roxbury, Boston, MA, U.S. - Singer - (He did, “Story Of My Life” and “Blur”) - Was a member of LFO (Lyte Funky Ones) (They did, “Summer Girls” and “Girl On TV”) and Loose Cannons (They did, “Life Goes On”).

Jenny Alpha - Died 9-8-2010 (Bossa Nova) Born 4-22-1910 in Fort de France, Martinique - Actress and singer - (She did, “La Serenade Du Muguet” and “Douvant Pote Doudou”) - Worked with Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker - She was married to poet, Noel Villard.

Hadley Caliman - Died 9-8-2010 (Jazz - Rock) Born 1-12-1932 - Played saxophone and flute - (He did, “Cigar Eddie” and “Totem Pole”) - Worked with Pete Christlieb (“Comencia” and “Gala”), Carlos Santana, Patrice Rushen, Phoebe Snow, Joe Pass, The Grateful Dead, Joe Henderson, Ray Draper, Earl Hines, Elvin Jones, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby Hutcherson, Jon Hendricks, Freddie Hubbard and Earl Anderza.

Irwin Silber - Died 9-8-2010 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Complications of Alzheimer’s disease - Born 10-17-1925 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Co-founder and editor of the folk music magazine, Sing Out! - Published the folk song collections, “Songs Of The Civil War” and “The Great Atlantic and Pacific Song Book”.

MaLinda Sapp - Died 9-9-2010 - Colon cancer - She managed her husband, Gospel singer, Marvin Sapp.

Barbara Capocci - Died 9-9-2010 - Lung problems - She was 71 years old - Jazz promoter - Wife of pianist, Mike Capocci.

Providence Hollander (aka Prov Hollander) - Died 9-10-2010 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Born 5-9-1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. - Singer and actress - Worked with with The Kenley Players - Appeared in the musicals, Marieke, Old Folks and Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris.

Walter Latzko (Walter O. Latzko) - Died 9-10-2010 in Goshen - Illness - Born 2-9-1924 in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia - Musician - Arranger - Worked with Arthur Godfrey, The Chordettes, The Suntones and The Buffalo Bills - Barbershop Harmony Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Foster Wiley (aka Mr. Tater) - Died 9-10-2010 (Blues) He was 63 years old - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Ridin In My Black Cadillac” and “24 Hour Blues”).

Gregory Dawson (Gregory W. Dawson Sr.) - Died 9-10-2010 (Jazz) Born 5-1-1956 - Played saxophone - (Wrote Vernon Ward’s, “Gloria”) - Was a member of Crosswinds - Worked with Marva Wright, Betty Winn & One A-Cord, Michael Ward and Sharon Martin.

Emcee Abay Lattin (aka Carnegie) - Died 9-11-2010 in Tempe, AZ, U.S. - Car accident (Hip Hop) He was 25 years old - He was half of the duo, Silver Medallion (They did, “Vampires” and “Gravity”).

Kei Tani (Yasuo Watanabe) - Died 9-11-2010 in Tokyo, Japan - After injuring his head at home (Jazz) Born 2-2-1932 in Tokyo, Japan - Comedian, actor and trombonist - Was a member of The Crazy Cats (They did, “Still Crazy For You”) - Worked with Yumi Matsutoya.

King Coleman (Carlton Coleman) - Died 9-11-2010 in Miami, Florida, U.S. (R&B - Punk) Born 1-20-1932 in Tampa, Florida, U.S. - Singer and drummer - (He did, “Mashed Potato Man”, “The Boo Boo Song” and “Do The Bag”) - Worked with Nat Kendrick And The Swans (”(Do The) Mashed Potatoes”), B.B. King, Jackie Wilson and The Creepy T’s.

Gunnar Hoffsten (Nils Gunnar Hoffsten) - Died 9-11-2010 (Jazz) Born 12-7-1923 in Stockholm, Sweden - Played trumpet and piano - Led Gunnar Hoffsten Revivals (They did, “Utan dej”) - Father of singer, Louise Hoffsten and artist, Lars Hoffsten and brother of actress, Rut Hoffsten.

Swarnalatha - Died 9-12-2010 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - Lung disease (Playback) She was 37 years old - Singer and harmonium player - (She did, “Maalayil Yaaro Manathodu Pesa” and “Povomma Oorkolam”) - She sang for the films, Rangeela and Thevar Magan - Daughter of harmonium player and singer, K.C. Cherukutty.

Big John Russell - Died 9-12-2010 in Leusden, The Netherlands (Soul) Born 8-30-1943 in Surinam - Singer - (He did, “You Talk Too Much” and “I Never Loved A Woman The Way That I Love You”).

Gus Williams (Kasper Gus Ntjalka Williams) - Died 9-13-2010 (Country) Born 6-20-1937 in Alice Springs, Australia - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Black Ebony - Worked with The Warrabri Country Bluegrass Band - Father of country singer, Warren H. Williams - Australian Country Music Hands Of Fame Inductee and NT Indigenous Music Awards Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Jaroslaw Kukulski - Died 9-13-2010 in Warsaw, Poland - Born 5-26-1944 in Wrzesnia, Poland - Composer - (He wrote, “Tyle slonca w calym miescie” and “Najtrudniejszy pierwszy krok”) - His songs have been recorded by Jadwigi Strzeleckiej, Ireny Jarockiej, Haliny Frackowiak, Eleni, Krzysztofa Krawczyka, Felicjana Andrzejczaka and Bogdany Zagorskiej - He had been married to singer, Anna Jantar and Monika Borys - Father of singer, Natalia Kukulska.

Dumi Ngulube (Dumisani Ngulube) - Did 9-13-2010 (Afro-Jazz) He was 41 years old - Pianist and singer - Led Amagents - Worked with Uya Moya and Chirikure Chirikure.

Matthew Upsher - Died 9-13-2010 in Treliske, Truro, Cornwall, England - After a surfing incident (Rock) He was 31 years old - Played guitar - Was a member of Grey Dog (They did, “Maps” and “Surviving Here”).

Jorge Vidal - Died 9-14-2010 (Tango) Born 8-12-1924 in Buenos Aires - Singer and guitarist - Worked with Osvaldo Pugliese.

Che Che Drame (Fatoumata Drame) - Died 9-14-2010 - Car accident - Born 1984 in Nara, Mali - Singer - (She did, “Mourouni”).

Francisco Ribeiro - Died 9-14-2010 - Liver cancer (Fado) Born 3-15-1965 - Cellist and singer - Founded Madredeus - Worked with Natalia Casanova, Filipa Pais, Jose Perdigao, Jose Peixoto and Tanya Tagaq.

Arrow Cassell (Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell)- Died 9-15-2010 in Montserrat, West Indies - Complications from brain cancer (Soca) Born 11-16-1949 - Singer - (He did, “Hot, Hot, Hot” and “Dance With Me, Woman”) - Worked with his brother, Justin Cassell.

Eddy Wayne (Edward W. Staats) - Died 9-15-2010 (Gospel) He was 88 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Starlight Rangers - Akron Radio Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Ahmad Salaheldeen (Earl Ezell Jr.) - Died 9-15-2010 in South Loop - Prostate cancer (Jazz) Born 1930 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Played saxophone, piano, clarinet and flute - Worked with Lester Young, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Willie Dixon, Fats Domino, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, King Kolax, James Moody and Miles Davis.

George Kent (George Kent Kuesel) - Died 9-16-2010 in Dallas, TX, U.S. - Complications of a stroke - He was 90 years old - Born in Little Falls, Minn., U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Plainsmen Quartet - He was a soloist on radio’s, The Early Birds.

Marilyn Cantor Baker (aka Marilyn Curtis) - Died 9-17-2010 in New York, NY, U.S. - Born 9-16-1921 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer, actress and comedienne - Worked with her father, Eddie Cantor.

Whitey Grant (Roy Grant) - Died 9-17-2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. (Country) Born 4-7-1916 in Shelby, North Carolina, U.S. - Guitarist - Was a member of The Briarhoppers and the duo, Whitey And Hogan (They did, “Jesse James”).

Dave Kirby - Died 9-18-2010 in Manhattan Beach, CA, U.S. - Prostate cancer - Born 7-10-1954 - Music booking agent - Founded The Kirby Organization (TKO) who’s clients included Motorhead, Papa Roach, Mudvayne, Life Of Agony, Buckcherry, The Cult and Anthrax.

Jose Antonio Labordeta Subias - Died 9-19-2010 - Born 3-10-1935 in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain - Singer and poet - (He did, “Aragon” and “Canto a la Libertad”).

Buddy Collette (William Marcel Collette) - Died 9-19-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. (Jazz) Born 8-6-1921 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist - Worked in the orchestra for Groucho Marx’s, “You Bet Your Life” - Worked with Chico Hamilton, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Charlie Parker - Son of pianist, Willie Collette and singer, Goldie Marie.

Leonard Skinner - Died 9-20-2010 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. - Born 1-11-1933 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. - Basketball coach, gym teacher and bar owner - Inspired the name for the group, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Fud Leclerc (Fernand Urbain Dominic Leclercq) - Died 9-20-2010 in Brussels, Belgium - Born 1924 - Singer, accordionist and pianist - (He did, “Ma petite chatte” and “Ton nom”) - Worked with Juliette Greco.

Chris Rybicki (aka Rover) - Died 9-21-2010 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Of injuries sustained in a road accident (Metal) Bassist - Was a member of Unearth.

Don Partridge - Died 9-21-2010 - Heart attack (Pop - Folk - Jazz) Born 10-27-1941 in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England - He was a busker who sang and played guitar, harmonica and drum -  (He did, “Rosie” and “Blue Eyes”) - Was a member of Accolade.

Eddie Fisher (Edwin Jack Fisher) - Died 9-22-2010 in Berkeley, CA, U.S. - Complications from hip surgery (Pop) Born 8-10-1928 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.  Singer - (He did, “Oh My Pa-Pa” and “Dungaree Doll”) - Worked with Buddy Morrow, The Marlin Sisters, Perry Como, Hugo Winterhalter and Charlie Ventura - He had been married to actresses, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens - Father of actresses, Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher and Carrie Fisher.

James Stovall Jr. - Died 9-26-2010 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. (Musicals) Born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Actor, singer and pianist - Appeared in The Rocky Horror Show revival, Ragtime, The Dream Team and Romance In Hard Times.