Rockstar Death Notices - April 2020

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Kenny Rogers

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Jan Vyčítal - D. 3-1-2020 - 77 - Czech country music - cartoonist and founder of country group Greenhorns.

Peter Wieland - D. 3-2-2020 - 89 - German singer and entertainer.

Susan Weinert - D. 3-2-2020 - 54 - German guitarist.

Lance James - D. 3-2-2020 - 81 - had fallen and broken his hip earlier this year during a hospital visit and had been in Intensive Care ever since - South African Country singer - known as ‘Big Daddy’.

Alf Cranner - D. 3-3-2020 - 83 - Norwegian folk singer - was a poet, cartoonist and singer. He was regarded as one of the most important driving forces behind the Norwegian wisdom / folk wave in the 1960s and 1970s.

Barbara Martin - D. 3-4-2020 - American singer for The Supremes

Adelaide Chiozzo - D. 3-4-2020 - Brazillian acress and accordionist.

Ejiro Emokinovo - D. 3-5-2020 - Dubai - Arabian singer for Veentage Band.

McCoy Tyner - D. 3-6-2020 - 81 - American jazz pianist - longtime member of John Coltrane’s quartet.

Elinor Ross - D. 3-6-2020 - 93 - American operatic soprano - made debut at the Chicago Opera in 1958, as Leonora de Il trovatore, with a cast of bells: Jussi Björling, Giulietta Simionato and Ettore Bastianini.

Jim Owen - D. 3-7-2020 - 78 - American country singer.

Houshang Zarif - D. 3-7-2020 - 81 - heart failure - Iranian tar player.

Laura Smith - D. 3-7-2020 - cancer - Canadian folk singer-songwriter.

Charlie Baty - D. 3-7-2020 - 66 - American blues guitarist for Little Charlie & the Nightcats.

Martin Davorin-Jagodić - D. 3-8-2020 - 84 - Croatian composer.

Keith Olsen - D. 3-9-2020 - 74 - heart attack - legendary American record producer and sound engineer - worked with Whitesnake, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Magnum, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Saga, Santana, Heart, Rick Springfield.

Doug Rice - D. 3-9-2020 - 72 - collapsed after bicycle ride - American musician.

Anton Coppola - D. 3-9-2020 - 102 - American orchestra conductor and composer.

Eric Taylor - D. 3-9-2020 - 70 - American folk singer-songwriter.

Beba Selimović - D. 3-10-2020 - 80 - Bosnian sevdalinka singer.

Marcelo Peralta - D. 3-10-2020 - 59 - Covid-19 - Argentine saxophonist - Madrid, Spain.

Charles Wuorinen - D. 3-11-2020 - 81 - American composer - won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music for “Time’s Encomium,” a four-channel work for synthesized sound.

Danny Ray Thompson - D. 3-12-2002 - 72 - American jazz musician.

Don Burrows - D. 3-12-2020 - 91 - Australian jazz musician - flautist.

Richenel - D. 3-13-2020 - 62 - lung cancer - Amsterdam - Dutch singer.

Doriot Anthony Dwyer - D. 3-14-2020 -  98 - American flautist.

Phil Phillips - D. 3-14-2020 - 94 - American singer and songwriter (“Sea of Love”).

Eva Pilarová - D. 3-14-2020 - 80 - Czech singer.

Genesis P-Orridge - D. 3-14-2020 - 70 - leukaemia - English musician performance artist - Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV.

Konstantin Ryabinov - D. 3-16-2020 - 55 - Russian musician and artist.

Sergio Bassi - D. 3-16-2020 - 69 - Covid-19 - Italian folk singer-songwriter

Jason Rainey - D. 3-16-2020 - 53 - heart attack - American guitarist for Sacred Reich.

Thái Thanh - D. 3-17-2020 - 85 - Vietnamese-American singer.

Kenneth Kafui - D. 3-18-2020 - 68 - Ghanaian composer.

Jean Leber - D. 3-18-2020 - 70–71 - Covid-19 - French violinist.

Joey Bautista - D. 3-19-2020 - Covid-19 - Filipino singer - Mulatto.

Black N Mild “Oliver Stokes Jr.” - D. 3-19-2020 - 44 - Covid-19 - American bounce music deejay.

Aurlus Mabélé - D. 3-19-2020 - 66 - Stroke/Covid-19 - Congolese singer and composer.

Enrique del Portal - D. 3-20-2020 - 87 - Covid-19 - Madrid - Spanish operatic tenor.

Kenny Rogers - D. 3-20-2020 - 81 - natural causes - American singer, songwriter, actor, Grammy winner - jazz, folk, country -  embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on records, movie and Television.

Gino Volpe - D. 3-20-2020 - 77 - heart attack - Italian singer-songwriter.

Muhterem Nur - D. 3-20-2020 - 87 - kidney failure - Turkish actress and singer.

Jerry Slick - D. 3-20-2020 - 80 - American rock drummer fpr mid-’60s San Francisco band the Great Society.

Rod Powell - D. 3-21-2020 - Covid-19 - American musician - Vail, Colorado.

Hellmut Stern - D. 3-21-2020 - 91 - German violinist - survivor of Holocaust - Hellmut Stern’s family (who are also musicians), escaped to Manchuria, China in 1938 - worked as a violinist at weddings and in the railway club.

Gabi Delgado-López - D. 3-22-2020 - 61 - Spanish-born German musician for DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft).

Mike Longo - D. 3-22-2020 - 83 - Covid-19 - American jazz pianist - musical director for Dizzy Gillespie.

Peter Stapleton - D. 3-22-2020 - 65 - New Zealand drummer, lyricist and improvisor, for the Victor Dimisich Band, The Terminals, Scorched Earth Policy, Pin Group, Dadamah, EYE.

Eric Weissberg - D. 3-22-2020 - 80 - Alzheimer’s disease - American folk musician.

Julie Felix - D. 3-22-2020 - 81 - American-British folk singer - rose to fame as the resident singer on Sir David Frost’s show The Frost Report.

Nashom Wooden - D. 3-23-2020 - 50 - Covid-19 - American drag performer (The Ones, Flawless, Swoon)

Tres Warren - D. 3-23-2020 - 41 - American singer and guitarist for Psychic Ills.

Anatoliy Mokrenko - D. 3-24-2020 - 87 - serious illness - Ukrainian opera singer.

Manu Dibango - D. 3-24-2020 - 86 - Covid-19 - Cameroonian saxophonist (“Soul Makossa”).

Bill Rieflin - D. 3-24-2020 - 59 - cancer - American rock drummer for King Crimson, Ministry, R.E.M.

Donatien Laurent - D. 3-25-2020 - 84 - car acident - Paris - French musicologist.

Jennifer Bate - D. 3-25-2020 -75 - British concert organist.

Landon Spradlin - D. 3-25-2020 - 66 - Covid-19 (virus hoaxer) - American Musician & Preacher - Virginia.

Cy Tucker - D. 3-25-2020 - 76 - Covid-19 - English musician (Liverpool) -  in the Sixties, he played alongside the Beatles with Earl Preston and the TTs.

Detto Mariano - D. 3-25-2020 - 82 - Covid-19 - Italian musician (I Ribelli) and composer.

Liesbeth List - D. 3-25-2020 - 78 - Dutch singer and actress).

Olle Holmquist - D. 3-26-2020 - 83 -  Covid-19 - Swedish trombonist (James Last Orchestra) - played with Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones and ABBA, and many others.

Bill Martin - D. 3-26-2020 - 81 - Scottish songwriter and music publisher.

Martinho Lutero Galati - D. 3-26-2020 - 66 - Covid-19 - Brazilian conductor.

Naomi Munakata - D. 3-26-2020 - 64 - Covid-19 - Japanese-Brazilian conductor.

DJ Griff Gotti (Conrad Buchanan) - D. 3-26-2020 - 39 - Covid-19 - Florida - American DJ.

Freddy Rodriguez Sr. - D. 3-26-2020 - 89 - Covid-19 - American saxophone player, Denver, Colorado.

Luigi Roni - D. 3-26-2020 - 78 - Covid-19 - Italian Singer.

Bob Andy - D. 3-27-2020 - 75 - Jamaican Reggae singer - The Paragons.

Wayman Henry - D. 3-27-2020 - 66 - Covid-19 - Mobile, Alabama - American musician - guitarist.

Delroy Washington - D. 3-27-2020 - 67 - short illness - British-Jamaican reggae singer founder of the Federation of Reggae Music UK.

Mirna Doris - D. 3-27-2020 - 79 - cancer - Italian Canzone Napoletana singer during 1960s.

Jan Howard - D. 3-28-2020 - 91 - American country singer and songwriter -  member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Nicolás Brizuela - D. 3-28-2020 - 70 - kidney cancer - Argentine musician.

Sergei Rainchik - D. 3-28-2020 - 48 - Belarusian keyboardist for Verasy.

Lou “L.A.” Kouvaris - D. 3-28-2020 - 66 - Covid-19 - Greek-born American original guitarist for Riot.

Kerstin Behrendtz - D. 3-28-2020 - 69 - Covid-19 - Swedish music programmer and editor for Sveriges Radio.

Frank White - D. 3-28-2020 - English guitarist - played with Carl Perkins, Albert Lee and The Crickets.

Krzysztof Penderecki - D. 3-29-2020 - 86 - Polish composer and conductor.

Joe Diffie - D. 3-29-2020 - 61 - Covid-19 - Nashville - American country music singer.

Alan Merrill - D. 3-29-200 - 69 - Covid-19 - played with the Arrows and Runner - wrote “I Love Rock n Roll” for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - worked with Rick Derringer, Meat Loaf and many others.

Paravai Muniyamma - D. 3-29-2020 - 82 - natural causes - Indian folk singer and actress.

Louise Ebrel - D. 3-30-2020 - 87 - French singer for Les Ramoneurs de menhirs.

Riachão - D. 3-30-2020 - 98 - Brazilian composer and singer.

Martha Avante Barrón - D. 3-30-2020 - 94 - Los Angeles - Mexican singer and musician - founder of Los Angeles Azules.

Bill Withers - D. 3-30-2020 - 81 - heart disease - American singer-songwriter - wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine”.

Wallace Roney - D. 3-31-2020 - 59 - Covid-19 - Grammy winning American jazz trumpeter - studied with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie - worked with Art Bakey’s Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis Quintet.

Zoltán Peskó - D. 3-31-2020 - 83 - long illness - Hungarian conductor and composer.

Rafael Berrio - D. 3-31-2020 - 56 - serious illness - Spanish composer and singer.