Rock Star Death Notices - June 2019
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Koerner, Ray & Glover - Tony Glover (middle) Circa 1963
Glen Cataline - D. 4-14-2019 - 67 - original drummer for legendary Ohio hard rock band The Godz.
Boon Gould - D. 4-30-2019 - 64 - cancer - guitarist, saxophonist and one of the four founding members of the British new wave band Level 42.
Phil Grande - D. 4-30-2019 - 61 - Guitarist - recorded and performed with many bands including Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Blue Oyster Cult, Peter Chriss (KISS), Gary US Bonds, Belinda Carlisle and many more.
Susan Beschta - D. 5-2-2019 - 67 - brain cancer - frontwoman for 70s punk band the Erasers under the name Susan Springfield - later became a human rights lawyer and then an immigration judge - grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from UW-Whitewater.
James “J.R.” Cobb - D. 5-4-2019 - 75 - heart attack - guitarist and founding member of The Atlanta Rhythm Section.
Doris Day - D. 5-13-2019 - 97 - pneumonia - Singer and actress of the 50’s and 60’s - worked with Les Brown & His Band of Renown before a solo career recording more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.
Mike Wilhelm - D. 5-14-2019 - 77 - cancer - guitarist for American Psych-legends The Charlatans, Loose Gravel, and The Flamin’ Groovies.
Eric Moore - D. 5-17-2019 - 67 - bladder cancer - bassist for American biker rock legends The Godz - known by his legions of fans worldwide were known as ‘The Machines’.
Jake Black (The Very Reverend Dr. Dewayne Love) - D. 5-21-2019 - 59 - Member of Brixton, London electronic set Alabama 3 whose tune “Woke Up This Morning” became known as the theme tune for TV’s The Sopranos.
Jeffrey Kermit Walls - D. 5-29-2019 - 62 - rare pulmonary disease - guitarist for the American power pop band Guadalcanal Diary - also worked with The Woggles and Hillbilly Frankenstein.
Tony Glover - D. 5-29-2019 - 79 - Flu American blues musician, harmonicist and music critic - The Minneapolis native rose to fame in the early ‘60s using the stage name Little Sun as a member of the folk trio Koerner, Ray & Glover. helped Mick Jagger learn to play, was an influence on Bob Dylan and worked with the Doors, Patti Smith, the Allman Brothers Band and many others.
Leon Redbone - D. 5-30-2019 - 69 - Iconic American singer-songwriter - specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music - in characteristically deadpan fashion, the official statement announcing his death gave his age as 127.
Roky Erickson - D. 5-31-2019 - 71 - Texas guitarist, harmonica player and singer-songwriter - founding member of The 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre.
Lawrence Leathers - D. 6-2-2019 - 37 - lost consciousness from a choke hold during an assault - Grammy award winning Jazz drummer of the Aaron Diehl Trio.