Rock Star Death Notices - September 2014

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Robin Williams from the movie Good Morning Vietnam

Robin Williams from the movie Good Morning Vietnam

Richard Nichols (aka The Kid) - Died 7-17-2012 - Leukemia - He was 55 years old - Manager and producer for The Roots.

James Govan - Died 7-18-2012 (Blues - Soul) Born 9-2-1949 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, drummer and guitarist - Worked with The Vans, The Boogie Blues Band and Charlie Wood.

Lionel Ferbos - Died 7-19-2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. (Jazz) Born 1-17-1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Played trumpet - Worked with The Starlight Serenader, Captain Handy’s Louisiana Shakers, Harold Dejan, Herbert Leary’s Orchestra, The Palm Court Jazz Band,  Captain John Handy, The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra and Mamie Smith.

George Riddle (George V. Riddle) - Died 7-20-2014 in Indianapolis, IN, U.S. - Throat cancer (Country) Born 9-1-1935 in in Marion, IN, U.S. - Guitarist - Worked with George Jones, The Jones Boys and Bill Carlisle - Wrote songs for Ray Charles, Tammy Wynette, Mickey Gilley, Del Reeves, Melba Montgomery and Margie Singleton.

Gene Walker - Died 7-21-2014 - Illness (Jazz) He was 76 years old - Saxophonist - Worked with The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Neil Diamond, Jackie Wilson, King Curtis and Aretha Franklin - Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame Inductee.

Yoo Chae-yeong (Kim Soo-jin) - Died 7-24-2014 in Seoul, South Korea - Gastric cancer - Born 9-22-1973 in South Korea - Singer and actress - (She did, “Emotion” and “Another Decade”) - Was half of the duo, US - Worked with Punsudeul and Cool.

Christian Falk - Died 7-24-2014 - Pancreatic cancer (Rock - Punk - Electronica) Born 4-25-1962 - Bassist, singer and producer - (He did, “Make It Right” and “Dream On”) - Worked with Madhouse and Imperiet (They did, “Fred” and “C. C. Cowboys”).

Jaan Arder - Died 7-24-2014 (Rock) Born 2-26-1952 - Sang and played guitar, mandolin and steel guitar - Was a member of Apelsin and Hortus Musicus.

Johnny Rebb (Donald James Delbridge) - Died 7-29-2014 (Country - Rock - Surf) Born 3-20-1935 - Singer - (He did, “Billy Blue Shoes”  and “Hey Sheriff”) - Was a member of The Atlantics.

Sadanam Divakara Marar - Died 7-29-2014 - Born 4-29-1937 in Pazhur, Piravom, Kerala, India - Percussionist.

Giorgio Gaslini - Died 7-29-2014 in Borgo Val di Taro, Parma, Italy (Jazz) Born 10-22-1929 in Milan, Italy - Pianist - Worked with Eddie Gomez, Max Roach, Anthony Braxton, Roswell Rudd, Nacci Alberto, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Gato Barbieri and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Idris Muhammad (Leo Morris) - Died 7-29-2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. (Jazz) Born 11-13-1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Fats Domino (“Blueberry Hill”), Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson and Pharoah Sanders.

Roger Barnes (Roger Wyndham Barnes) - Died 7-29-2014 (Blues - Rock) Born 4-23-1948 - Singer and harmonica player - Worked with Blueblood (They did “Death Letter Blues” and “Locomotive Blues”) and Jive Alive (They did “City Girl” and “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”).

Dick Wagner (Richard Allen Wagner) - Died 7-30-2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (Rock) Born 12-14-1942 in Oelwein, Iowa, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Frost (They did, “Mystery Man” and “Donny’s Blues”) and The Bossmen (They did, “Baby Boy” and “You’re The Girl For Me”) - Worked with Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Dan Page, Ursa Major, Kevin Ulgenalp, Lou Reed and Kiss.

Murat Gogebakan - Died 7-31-2014 in Istanbul- Heart attack (Rock) Born 1968 in Adana, Turkey - Singer - (He did, “Ay Yuzlum”).

Michael Johns (Michael John Lee) - Died 8-1-2014 in Tustin, California, U.S. (Pop - Rock) Born 10-20-1978 in Perth, Australia - Singer - (He did, “Heart On My Sleeve”) - Was a member of Film and The Rising.

Rod de’Ath (Roderick Morris Buckenham de’Ath) - Died 8-1-2014 - Illness (Rock) Born 6-18-1950 in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK - Drummer - Worked with Killing Floor, Rory Gallagher, Ramrod and The Downliners Sect.

Jake Hooker (Jerry Mamberg) - Died 8-4-2014 in Malibu, California, U.S. (Rock) Born 5-3-1952 or 1953 in Haifa, Israel - Guitarist - Was a member of Streak which became The Arrows (They did, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” which Jake co-wrote with Alan Merril and “Touch Too Much”) - Founder of Hook Entertainment - At one time married to actress and singer, Lorna Luft.

Val Eddy (Valentino E. Decastris) - Died 8-4-2014 in Rockford - Cancer and Parkinson’s disease (Jazz) Born 7-3-1926 in Rockford - Played bass, banjo and mandolin and was a singer - He was half of The Val Eddy Duo with Homer Carlson - Worked with Boyd Raeburn, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Del Courtney, Bob Vincent, Louie Armstrong, Lawrence Welk, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton.

Robin Williams (Robin McLaurin Williams) - Died 8-11-2014 near Tiburon, California, U.S. - Hanged himself - Born 7-21-1951 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Comedian and actor - Worked with Bobby McFerrin (They did a version of, “Come Together”) - He also appears in Bobby McFerrin’s video of, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”) - He portrayed Mork on TV’s Mork & Mindy - Acted in the films Good Morning, Vietnam, Awakenings and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Toshio Mishima - Died 8-17-2014 in Kyoto, Japan - Hypoxia (Hawaiian Music) Born 11-10-1926 - Sang and played ukulele and guitar.

Ralph Morman (Ralph Bernard Morman Jr.) - Died 8-17-2014 in Ashland, Kentucky, U.S. - Illness (Rock) Born 1948 - Singer - Worked with The Outkast, The Joe Perry Project, BUX and Savoy Brown.

Charles M. Young - Died 8-18-2014 in the Bronx, New York, U.S. - Brain tumor (Punk) He was 63 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Iron Prostate (They did, “Bring Me The Head Of Jerry Garcia”) - Rock journalist for Rolling Stone magazine writing their first major pieces on The Ramones, Patti Smith, Television and The Sex Pistols.

Derek Rieth - Found dead 8-20-2014 - Shot himself (Classical - Latin - Jazz - Pop) He was 43 years old - Percussionist - Worked with Pink Martini.

Buddy MacMaster (Hugh Alan MacMaster) - King of the Jigs - Died 8-20-2014 in Judique, Nova Scotia, Canada - Born 10-18-1924 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada - Sang and played fiddle.

Jean Redpath - Died 8-21-2014 in Arizona, U.S. - Cancer (Folk) Born 4-28-1937 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Singer.

Inga Juuso - Died 8-23-2014 in Norway - Born 10-5-1945 in Mosjoen, Norway - Singer and actress - Worked with Barut - Appeared in the film The Kautokeino Rebellion.

Aldo Donati - Died 8-24-2014 in Rome, Italy - Born 9-2-1947 in Rome, Italy - Singer and composer - (He did, “Cantero cantero cantero”) - Was a member of Gli Arciduchi and Schola Cantorum - His songs have been recorded by Mina Mazzini, Gianni Morandi, Andrea Bocelli and Stevie Wonder.

Jason Curley (aka Cool Sticky) - Died 8-25-2014 (Rock) He was 42 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Tumbleweed.

Uziah Thompson - Died 8-25-2014 in Miami, Florida, U.S. - Heart attack (Ska - Rocksteady - Reggae) Born 8-1-1936 in Mannings Mountain, Jamaica - Singer and percussionist - Worked with The Wailers, Big Youth, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Bunny Wailer, Grace Jones, The Congos, Jimmy Cliff, Culture, Yabby You, Black Uhuru, Stephen Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Ziggy Marley, Sinead O’Connor, Michael Franti and The Wailing Souls.

Tim Williams (aka Rawbiz) - Died 8-26-2014 (Rock) Bassist - Worked with Suicidal Tendencies, Toni Braxton, Keyshia Cole and Boyz II Men.

Sandy Wilson (Alexander Galbraith Wilson) - Died 8-27-2014 - Born 5-19-1924 in Sale, Greater Manchester - Composer and lyricist - Wrote the musicals, The Boy Friend and Divorce Me, Darling!.

Peret (Pedro Pubill Calaf) - Died 8-27-2014 in Barcelona, Spain - Lung cancer (Catalan Rumba) Born 3-24-1935 in Mataro, Province, Barcelona, Spain - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Borriquito”) - Worked with Jarabe de Palo, El Gran Silencio and David Byrne.

Jan Groth - Died 8-27-2014 - Cancer (Rock) Born 2-25-1946 in Greaker, Norway - Singer, keyboardist and guitarist - Was a member of Aunt Mary and Just 4 Fun.

Glenn Cornick (Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick) - Died 8-28-2014 in Hilo, Hawaii, U.S. - Congestive heart failure (Rock) Born 4-23-1947 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England - Played bass, guitar and organ - Was a member of Jethro Tull (They did, “Nothing To Say” and “To Cry You A Song”) and Wild Turkey - Worked with The Jailbreakers, The Vikings, Formula One, The Hobos, The Executives, Karthago, Bob Welch’ Paris and John Evan’s Smash.

Joe Bethancourt (W.J. Bethancourt III) - Died 8-28-2014 (Folk) He was 68 years old - Born in El Paso, Texas, U.S. - Played 65 different instruments including banjo and guitar - Worked with Ma Tucker’s String Band and The Bringers - Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Stuart Gordon - Died 8-28-2014 - Lung cancer (Prog Rock - Pop) Violinist and guitarist - Was a member of The Korgis (They did, “Young ‘n’ Russian” and “If I Had You”) - Worked with Peter Hammill.

Bud Andrews (Curcy Hendricks Andrews Jr.) - Died 8-30-2014 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - Illness - Born 7-5-1940 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - DJ and producer - Produced gospel singer, Jerry Jordan and humorist, Jerry Clower.

Jimi Jamison (Jimmy Wayne Jamison) - Died 8-31-2014 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart attack (Rock) Born 8-23-1951 in Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (Co-wrote the theme song for TV’s,  Baywatch) - Was a member of Target, Cobra and Survivor (They did, “The Moment Of Truth” and “Is This Love”).