Darren Davies - Died 8-1-2010 (Punk) Born 1968 - Bassist - Was a member of Slowjam (They did, “Square Peg” and “Couch Potato”).
Travis Harrelson (Travis Miles Harrelson) - Died 8-1-2010 in Seal Beach, CA, U.S. - Cancer - Born 8-15-1929 in Long Beach, CA, U.S. - Played ukulele - Worked with Don Wilson and Eddie Montana.
Mitch Jayne (Mitchell Jayne) - Died 8-2-2010 - Cancer (Bluegrass) Born 7-5-1930 in Hammond, IN, U.S. - Played double bass - Was a member of The Dillards - The Dillards portrayed the fictional band The Darlings on TV’s, The Andy Griffith Show - International Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Jerry Burchard (Gerard Lester Burchard III) - Died 8-2-2010 (Rock) Born 3-2-1948 - Singer and pianist - Was a member of 2 plus 2 - Worked with Elliot Murphy’s Aqua Show, The Epic Splendor and The Good Rats.
Bobby Hebb (Robert Von Hebb) - Died 8-3-2010 in Nashville, TN, U.S. (Soul - Pop - Jazz - Rock - R&B) Born 7-26-1938 in Nashville, TN, U.S. - Singer, songwriter, trumpeter and guitarist - (He did, “Sunny” and “A Satisfied Mind”) - Worked with Bo Diddley (“Diddley Daddy”) and Roy Acuff in The Smoky Mountain Boys - His songs have been recorded by Dusty Springfield, The Classics IV, Electric Flag, James Brown, Cher, Lou Rawls (“A Natural Man”), Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Del Shannon and Nick Cave.
Sonny Anderson (Walter Anderson) - Died 8-3-2010 - Born 8-14-1923 - Percussionist, arranger and conductor - Was a director of Casting and Talent Booking for Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Epcot, a President for The International Foundation Of Jazz, a member of the Board Of Directors Of The Country Music Association and a member of American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers.
Mac McGuire (Cornelius McGuire) - Died 8-4-2010 (Gospel) He was 86 years old - Guitarist - (He wrote, “He Will Provide”).
Jeff Moyo - Died 8-5-2010 in Tlhabane, Rustenburg, South Africa - Ruptured gastric ulcer - He was 34 years old - Singer - Was a member of 3 Sum.
A.J. Tuminello - Died 8-5-2010 - Cancer - He was 82 years old - Drummer - Worked with Dale Hawkins (“Susie Q” and “See You Soon Baboon”), James Burton and Philip Tuminello.
Derek Boulton - Died 8-5-2010 in London, England - Cancer - He was 82 years old - Managed Tony Bennett and The Ted Heath Orchestra - Was a copywriter for Glenn Miller and an agent for Robert Farnon - Created Horatio Nelson Records which released recordings by Jack Parnell, Vera Lynn, Alyn Ainsworth, Anne Shelton, Sheila Southern, Kenny Baker, Max Bygraves, Don Lusher and Laurie Johnson’s London Big Band.
Chris Dedrick (Christopher Dedrick) (aka Joyce Wassmansdorff) - Died 8-6-2010 - Cancer (Baroque Pop) Born 9-12-1947 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of The Free Design (They did, “Don’t Turn Away” and “Kites Are Fun”) - Wrote music for the films, The Saddest Music In The World and Childstar - Worked with The Canadian Brass, Barry Mann, Peter, Paul And Mary, The Star-Scape Singers, Melissa Manchester, Simon And Garfunkel and James Taylor.
Catfish Collins (Phelps Collins) - Died 8-6-2010 - Cancer (Funk - Soul) Born 1944 - Guitarist - Was a member of The Pacemakers, The J.B.‘s and The House Guests (They did, “What So Never The Dance” and “My Mind Set Me Free”) - Worked with James Brown (“Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”) and “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose”), Funkadelic (“You Hit The Nail On The Head” and “Loose Booty”), Deee-Lite, Freekbass, H-Bomb and Bootsy’s Rubber Band - Brother of singer and bassist, Bootsy Collins.
Clyde Kerr Jr. - Died 8-6-2010 - Illness (Jazz) He was 67 years old - Played trumpet and flugel horn - (He did, “Sylvia’s Kitchen” and “This Is Now!”) - Worked with Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, The Jackson Five, The O’Jays, The Neville Brothers, LaBelle, Jackie Wilson, Allen Toussaint, Tony Bennett and Dr. John - He also was a teacher whose students included Irvin Mayfield, Terence Blanchard, Christian Scott, Nicholas Payton and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews.
Roberto Cantoral (Roberto Cantoral Garcia) - Died 8-7-2010 in Toluca, Mexico - Heart attack - Born 6-7-1935 in Tamaulipas, Mexico - Singer and songwriter - (He did, “Un poquito de pecado” and “Yo no voy a la guerra”) - Was a member of Hermanos Cantoral and Los Tres Caballeros - His songs have been recorded by Charo, Joan Baez, Jose Feliciano, Luis Miguel, Dalida, Vikki Carr, Neil Sedaka, Linda Ronstadt and Antonio Prieto - Father of actress, Itati Cantoral.
Windy Austin (Wendell Austin) - Died 8-7-2010 (Redneck Jazz - Blues) - Born in California, U.S. - Singer and drummer - Was a member of Zorro And The Blue Footballs and The Hot House Tomato Boys (They did, “Normal” and “Romeo’s Last Go Around”) - Worked with Big A And The Abilenes, Bill Clinton, Frank Zappa, Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton and Robert Plant.
Ellen Adams (aka Sunshine) (Ellen Odom Adams) - Died 8-7-2010 in Crisp County, GA, U.S. - Car accident - She was 38 years old - Singer - Worked with Running Down Romance - Was a booking agent for Blue Couch Entertainment.
Jack Parnell - Died 8-8-2010 in Southwold, Suffolk, England - Cancer (Jazz) Born 8-6-1923 in London, England - Played drums and piano and sang - Was a member of The Vic Lewis And Jack Parnell Jazzmen - Worked with Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Don Lusher, Kenny Baker, Tony Lee, Betty Smith, Tony Archer and Ted Heath Band - Was a musical director for TV’s, The Benny Hill Show and a conducter for The Muppet Show - Father of drummer, Ric Parnell.
Dennis Bowers - Died 8-8-2010 in Augusta, GA, U.S. (Gospel) He was 51 years old - Singer - Was a member of The Legendary Singing Stars (They did, “For This I Give Your Name The Praise” and “Doing It All For My Savior”) - Worked with his son, guitarist and football defensive end, Da’Quan Bowers.
Jon Pieroni (aka Jono) - Died 8-8-2010 - Liver complications (Rock) He was 54 years old - Singer - Was a member of Hot Stuff, The Cads Of Badness and The Perones.
Paul Cuzzupe (Pfc. Paul Orazio Cuzzupe II) (aka Big Red) - Died 8-8-2010 in Akhtar Mohammad Khan, Afghanistan - From an improvised explosive device while serving as a Army combat medic (Rock) He was 23 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of The Seed (They did, “Trapped In A Memory” and “Cut Myself Free”) and The Flawless Effect.
Ricky Hayes (aka Ricky Sonic) - Died 8-8-2010 - Allergic reaction to chemotherapy (Surf Punk) He was 47 years old - Bassist - Was a member of Emptifish (They did, “I Want That Girl” and “Manta Ray”).
Ted Kowalski - Died 8-8-2010 - Heart disease (Doo-Wop) Born 5-16-1931 - Singer - Was a member of The Diamonds (They did, “Little Darlin’” and “The Stroll”), The Invictones, The Generations and The Tom DeMoraes Big Band - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Mohammad Sikandar Alam - Died 8-9-2010 in Bhubaneswar, India - Heart attack - Born 7-27-1939 in Cuttack, India - Singer - He can be heard in Oriya films such as Adina Megha and Suryamukhi and on about 2,000 songs - Father of actress, Sophia Alam and singer, Nazia Alam.
Betty MacDonald - Died 8-9-2010 (Jazz) Singer and violinist - Worked with Joe Beck, Warren Bernhardt, Mike Mainieri, Jack DeJohnette, Tony Levin, Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Dave Brubeck, Happy Traum, David “Fathead” Newman and Jay Anderson.
Glenn Pavone - Died 8-9-2010 - Cancer (Rock - Blues) He was 52 years old - Guitarist - Led Glenn Pavone And The Cyclones - Worked with The Bill Blue Band and Billy Price And The Keystone Rhythm Band.
Ezra Ngcukana - Died 8-9-2010 in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa - Natural causes (Jazz - Rock) Born 1954 in Port Elizabeth - Saxophonist - Worked with with Roger Kaza, The Four Sounds, Pacific Express, Tete Mbambisa, Sylvia Mdunyelwa and Cups Nkanuka.
Ross Somerville (Ross Andrew Somerville) - Died 8-9-2010 in Belvidere (Big Band) Born 5-10-1924 in Belvidere - Played saxophone and clarinet - Worked with Tony Di Pardo, Ray Robbins, Clyde McCoy, Billy Hill, Bill Hardesty, Svata Ciza, The Mellow Tones and Tex Beneke.
Dana Dawson - Died 8-10-2010 - Colon cancer (Pop) Born 8-7-1974 - Singer and actress - (She did, “Ready To Follow You” and “3 Is Family”).
Bobby Vince Paunetto - Died 8-10-2010 in the Bronx, NY, U.S. - Complications of multiple sclerosis (Jazz) Born 1944 - Vibraphonist - (He did, “Aguantando” and “Dig It Like This”) - Led Commit To Memory - Worked with Tom Harrell, Andy Gonzalez,Jerry Gonzalez and Manny Oquendo.
John Wynn (John F. Wynn) - Died 8-11-2010 - Cancer (Bluegrass) Born 1938 in California, U.S. - Played mandolin and banjo and was a mandolin maker - Was a member of SouthWynn - Worked with Bob Ensign And The Stump Jumpers - International Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Sesenne (Marie Selipha Descartes) - Died 8-11-2010 in Mon Repos, Saint Lucia - Born 3-28-1914 in La Pointe, Micoud, Saint Lucia - Singer - (She did, “Why”).
Bruno S. (Bruno Schleinstein) - Died 8-11-2010 in Berlin, Germany - Born 6-1-1932 most likely in Berlin, Germany - Sang and played accordion and glockenspiel - (He did, “Die Gedanken sind Frei” (Thoughts Are Free) and “Mamatschi”) - Appeared in the films, Jeder fur sich und Gott gegen alle and Stroszek.
Torbjorn Abelli - Died 8-11-2010 (Psychedelic) Born 2-10-1945 - Singer and bassist - Was a member of Trad Gras Och Stenar. (They did, “Punkrocker” and “Loket”).
Richie Hayward (Richard Hayward) - Died 8-12-2010 - Liver disease (Rock - Blues - Country) Born 2-6-1946 in Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S. - Drummer - Was a member of The Fraternity Of Man (They did, “Don’t Bogart Me” and “Last Call For Alcohol”), The Factory and Little Feat (They did, “Tripe Face Boogie” and “Dixie Chicken”) - Worked with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Jonny Lang, Nils Lofgren, Ry Cooder, James Cotton, Warren Zevon, Travis Tritt, Tom Waits, Taj Mahal, Stephen Stills, Barbra Streisand, John Cale, Joan Armatrading, Kim Carnes, Robert Palmer, Carly Simon, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton and Bob Seger.
Steve Jordan (Esteban Jordan) (aka El Parche) - Died 8-13-2010 - Liver cancer (Conjunto - Tejano) Born 2-23-1939 in Texas, U.S. - Played accordian, saxophone and 34 other instruments - (He did, “Carta Espiritual” and “El Gancho”).
Phil Petillo (Dr. Phillip J. Petillo) - Died 8-13-2010 - He was 64 years old - Born in Jersey City - Luthier and inventor - Proprietor of Petillo Masterpiece Guitars - His customers included Bruce Springsteen, Meatloaf, Nils Lofgren, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Ricky Nelson, Herb Ellis, James Taylor, Gene Simmons, Sting, Jim Croce and Tal Farlow.
Craig Van Tilbury (Craig L. Van Tilbury) - Died 8-13-2010 in Tampa, FL, U.S. - Heart attack (Rock) Born 7-30-1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. - Guitarist and chess master - Was a member of Greenflash - Worked with Joey Dee And The Starliters, Steve Winwood, Captain Obvious And The Duh Patrol, Barry Gibb, The Coasters, The Shirelles and Gary U.S. Bonds.
Isabella Mason (aka Bella) - Died 8-13-2010 in Newport, Wales, U.K. - Illness - She was 79 years old - Singer and actress - Appeared in the musicials, Call Me Madam, Gigi, Carousel and Hello Dolly - Founder of The STC Girls Choir.
Calvin Anderson (aka CJ Speed Anderson) - Died 8-13-2010 - Colon cancer - Sang and played piano - Was a member of The Envoys - Co-hosted radio’s, Happy Time.
Abbey Lincoln (Anna Marie Wooldridge) (aka Gaby Woolridge, Anna Marie and Gaby Lee) - Died 8-14-2010 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. (Jazz) Born 8-6-1930 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Singer and actress - (She did, “Afro-Blue” and “The World Is Falling Down”) - Worked with Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Eric Dolphy and Max Roach (Who she had been married to) - She appeared in the films, Nothing But A Man, For Love Of Ivy and The Girl Can’t Help It.
Herman Leonard - Died 8-14-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Born 1923 in Allentown, PA, U.S. - Photographer - Known for his pictures of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and many others - Author of the books, The Eye Of Jazz and Jazz Memories.
Ahmad Alaadeen - Died 8-15-2010 - Bladder cancer (Jazz) Born 7-24-1934 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Played saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe and piano - Worked with T-Bone Walker, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Della Reese, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, The Count Basie Orchestra, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Tops.
Robert Wilson - Died 8-15-2010 in Palmdale, CA, U.S. - Possible heart attack (Funk - R&B) He was 53 years old - Born in Tulsa, OK, U.S. - Bassist - Was a member of The Greenwood, Archer And Pine Street Band who became The Gap Band (They did, “Outstanding” and “You Dropped A Bomb On Me”).
Calvin Huber - Died 8-15-2010 - Complications following bypass surgery (Rock - Blues) He was 53 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The J.J. Muggler Band (They did, “Hear The Truth” and “Louisiana Born And Raised”) - Worked with Option Zero, Bluesfury, The Bad Dog Blues Band and Thunderbolt.
Marvin Deane - Died 8-16-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart failure - He was 79 years old - Music promotions executive - Worked for for Warner Bros., ABC Dunhill and W.B. Reprise records - Worked with Dolly Parton, Dean Martin, Lionel Richie, The Everly Brothers, Chaka Khan, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, Deep Purple, Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra - Co-founder of Tetragrammaton (with Bill Cosby and Roy Silver).
Johnnie Moon - Died 8-16-2010 (Jazz) He was 89 years old - Guitarist - Worked with Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Hot Lips Page, King Kolax, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.
Dennis Treanor (Dennis M. Treanor) - Died 8-16-2010 in Reno, Nev., U.S. (Blues) Born 8-26-1954 - Sang and played fiddle, guitar, bass and piano - Was a member of The Cleatus Mackie Band - Worked with Rawhide and The Troy Robinson Band.
Mac Tontoh (aka Kwaku Bronya) - Died 8-17-2010 in Ghana - Born 12-25-1940 - Played trumpet - He was a member of The Comets (They did, “Pete Pete”), The Uhura Dance Band and Osibisa (They did, “Dance The Body Music” and “The Coffee Song”) - Brother of saxophonist, Teddy Osei.
Mike Norman - Died 8-17-2010 - Cancer of the lymphatic system - Born 6-16-1970 on the west coast of Vancouver Island - Singer, bassist, pianist and saxophonist - Worked with Chilliwack, Mike Reno, David Gogo, Jim Byrnes, The Odds, Aaron Pritchett, Johnny Reid, One More Girl, Farmer’s Daughter, The Higgins, Rick Tippe, The Lyin’ Bastards, David Wills, Beverley Mahood, The Moffatts, Bif Naked, Tim Hearsey, Wide Mouth Mason, Shaun Verrault, Dr. Strangelove, Tom Jackson, The Moffatts, Bif Naked, Colin James and Patricia Conroy.
Steve Fowler - Died 8-17-2010 - Lou Gerhigs’s disease - Played flute and saxophone - (He did, “The Pygmy Forest” and “Bikini Paralysis”) - He was one of The Fowler Brothers (They did, “Coin Flip” and “Take Out The Garbage”) - Worked with Chester Thompson, The Grandmothers, Stan Ridgeway, Brian Setzer, Robert Williams and Brent Lewis.
Kenny Edwards - Died 8-18-2010 (Rock - Folk) Born 2-10-1946 - Guitarist, bassist, singer and songwriter - (He did, “The Sky Keeps Falling” and “Gone Again”) - Was a member of The Stone Poneys (They did, “Different Drum” and “Long Long Time”) and Bryndle (They did, “I Want To Touch You” and “Just Can’t Walk Away”) - Worked with Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Rita Coolidge, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Barbi Benton and Emmylou Harris.
Mirda Mirovsky (Jiri Mirovsky) - Died 8-18-2010 in Prague, Czech Republic - Stroke - Born 3-22-1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia - Recording engineer and studio owner - Recorded albums for Etc…, Tri Sestry, Arakain, Country Beat, Ivan Mladek, Jan Hruby, Dobrohost, Cechomor, Kabat and Visaci Zamek.
Michael Been - Died 8-19-2010 in Hasselt, Belgium - Heart attack (Rock - New Wave) Born 1950 in Oklahoma, U.S.- Singer, guitarist and bassist - (He did, “In My Head” and “To Feel This Way”) - Was a member of Lovecraft (They did, “We Can All Have It Together” and “Lady Come Softly”) and The Call (They did, “The Walls Came Down” and “I Still Believe (Great Design)”) - Sound engineer for The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club of who his son, Robert Been is a bassist.
Dick Maloney - Died 8-19-2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Jazz) Born 3-17-1933 - Singer and radio host - (He did, “No More Searching” and “Casablanca Love Song”).
Jimmy Duckworth (James Dwight Duckworth) - Died 8-19-2010 - Born 1-20-1953 in Charlotte - Played guitar and banjo - Worked with Michael Feinstein, Bill Conti, Bernadette Peters, The Unifour Band, The Charlotte Symphony, Luciano Pavarotti, Patti Lapone, Rita Moreno, Joel Gray, Johnny Cash, Kathy Lee Gifford and Louie Bellson.
Charles Haddon - Died 8-20-2010 in Hasselt, Belgium - Fell or jumped from a telecommunications mast - Singer - Was a member of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (They did, “Dance The Way I Feel” and “These New Knights”).
Christoph Schlingensief (Christoph Maria Schlingensief) - Died 8-21-2010 - Lung cancer (Rock) Born 10-24-1960 - Director, actor, artist and author - Was a member of Die Vier Kaiserlein (They did, “Wunder gibt es immer wieder”).
Leila Ann Greenstone - Died 8-21-2010 in West Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Lymphoma - She was 76 years old - Studio manager and singer - Worked for Kendun Recorders and Western Recorders scheduling for The Beach Boys, The Mamas And The Papas and Frank Sinatra - Sang with The Civic Light Opera and Burbank Temple Emmanue.
Prince Davis Jr. - Died 8-21-2010 (Jazz) Born 3-11-1923 in Dayton, OH, U.S. - Played saxophone - Led The Prince Davis Group - Worked with Superband International, The Four Tops, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Rawls, The Temptations and Nancy Wilson.
Conny Stuart (Cornelia van Meijgaard) (Cabaret) - Died 8-22-2010 - Born 9-5-1913 in Wijhe, Overijssel, Netherlands - Singer and actress - (She did, “Wat voor weer zou het zijn in Den Haag?” and “Hoezenpoes”) - Worked with Joop Doderer, Albert Mol, Mary Dresselhuys, Guus Verstraete and Jenny Arean.
George David Weiss - Died 8-23-2010 in Oldwick, NJ, U.S. - Natural causes (Pop) Born 4-9-1921 in Manhattan, NY, U.S. - Played violin, piano, saxophone and clarinet and was a songwriter - (He wrote Elvis Presley’s, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and Louis Armstrong’s, “What A Wonderful World”) - Collaborated on Broadway musicals such as, Mr. Wonderful and Maggie Flynn - His songs have been recorded by Dinah Washington, The Stylistics, Ella Fitzgerald, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sammy Davis Jr., Perry Como, Nat “King” Cole, Joey Ramone, Patti Page, Sarah Vaughan, Tom Jones, Mel Torme and Kay Starr - Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Nancy Dolman - Died 8-23-2010 in Pacific Palisades, CA, U.S. - Born 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Actress and singer - She was a member of The Canadian Rock Theatre who performed productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell (They recorded, “Changing Day To Day” and “Save The People”) - Appeared on TV’s Soap - She was the wife of actor and comedian, Martin Short.
Bill Phillips - Died 8-23-2010 (Country) Born 1-28-1936 in Canton, NC, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” and “Little Boy Sad”) - Worked with Mel Tillis and Dolly Parton.
Natalie Nevins - Died 8-23-2010 in Langhorne, PA, U.S. - Complications from hip surgery (Inspirational) Born 5-15-1925 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - Sang and played flute and piccolo - Hosted TV’s, Notes From Natalie - Was a regular on The Lawrence Welk Show.
Tito Burns (Nathan Bernstein) - Died 8-23-2010 - Complications from prostate cancer (Jazz) Born 2-7-1921 in East London, England - Accordionist - Led The Tito Burns Septet - Worked with his wife, singer Terry Devon - Managed Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield and The Searchers and the touring careers of The Rolling Stones and The Moody Blues - Concert promoter for Simon And Garfunkel, Tony Bennett and Victor Borge.
Nestor Zavarce - Died 8-27-2010 - Heart attack - He was 74 years old - Singer - (He did, ““El Pajaro Chogui”).
Dwayne Venter (aka Raapie Knaapie) - Died 8-29-2010 - Car accident (Pop) He was 21 years old - Musician - Was a member of DJ Ossewa (They did, “Gee My ‘n Stukkie” and “Ouvrou Rock”).
Alain Corneau - Died 8-30-2010 in Paris, France - Cancer (Jazz) Born 8-7-1943 in Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret, France - Played drums and piano - He directed the film, Tous les Matins du Monde.
Leo Doire Sr. - Died 8-30-2010 (Jazz) He was 71 years old - Born in Providence, RI, U.S. - Drummer - Co-founded The Brian Leonard Orchestra.