Rockstar Death Notices - February 2010

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Al Dykema, Wisconsin's Floyd and the Void - RIP Floyd

Al Dykema, Wisconsin's Floyd and the Void - RIP Floyd

Joyce Collins - Died 1-3-2010 in North Hollywood, CA, U.S. - Pulmonary fibrosis (Jazz) Born 5-5-1930 in Battle Mountain, NV, U.S. - Singer and pianist - (She did, “You And The Night And The Music” and “Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum”) - Led The Joyce Collins Quartet - Worked with Bob Cooper, Ray Brown, Frank Butler, Frankie Carle, Bill Henderson, Benny Carter, The Gene Estes Big Band and Oscar Pettiford.

Roberto Sanchez
(aka Sandro de America and El Gitano) - Died 1-4-2010 in Mendoza, Argentina - Complications from a heart and lung transplant (Rock) Born 8-19-1945 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Singer, pianist, actor and guitarist - (He did, “Asi” and “Dame Fuego”) - Led Sandro & los de Fuego.

Tony Clarke - Died 1-4-2010 - Born 1941 in Coventry - Producer and guitarist - (He wrote Malcolm Roberts’, “Our Song”) - He was a a session musician for Decca Records - Produced The Moody Blues, The Equals, Providence, Clannad, Pinkerton’s Colours, Rick Wakeman, Nicky Hopkins and The Four Tops.

Neil Christian (Christopher Tidmarsh) - Died 1-4-2010 (Rock) Born 2-4-1943 in Hoxton, London, England - (He did, “That’s Nice” and “Two At A Time”) - Led Neil Christian And The Crusaders - Managed Crushed Butler - Worked with Jimmy Page and Richie Blackmore.

Willie Mitchell (aka Papa Willie) (Willie Lawrence Mitchell) - Died 1-5-2010 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Born 3-1-1928 in Ashland, MS, U.S. -  Songwriter, trumpeter, producer and arranger - (He did, “30-60-90”,  “Soul Serenade” and “20-75”) - Worked with and produced Al Green, O. V. Wright,  Otis Clay, Bobby Blue Bland, Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson, Jimmy McCracklin, Betty Everett, Pops Staples, 5 Royales, Little Jimmy King, Preston Shannon, Ike Turner, John Mayer and Buddy Guy - Worked for Waylo, The Home Of The Blues, and Hi Records.

Code di Dona - Died 1-5-2010 in Praia - Illness (Funana) He was 81 years old - Played accordian and was a composer - (He wrote, “Febre Funana” and “Praia Maria”) - His songs have been recorded by Bulimundo and Financon.

Franz Bartzsch - Died 1-5-2010 in Britz in the Neukolln district of Berlin (Rock - Pop - Chanson - Blues) Born 6-8-1947 in Schmolln, Thuringia, East Germany - Multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer - Worked with The Gerhard Stein Combo, The Dresden Septett, Veronika Fischer, Udo Jurgens, 4 PS, Lift and Roland Kaiser.

Calvin Shields (Calvin Anthony Shields) (aka Eagle Eye) - Died 1-5-2010 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. - Born 4-28-1924 in Jacksonville, FL, U.S. -  Drummer - Led The Calvin Shields All-Star Band - Was a music director for Redd Foxx - Worked and’or recorded with Tiny Bradshaw, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Lonnie Johnson, Johnny O’Neal, Willis Jackson,  Champion Jack Dupree, Bill Doggett, The Billy Williams Quartet and Della Reese - Recorded for King, DeLuxe and Prestige Records.

William J. Genader - Died 1-5-2010 - Illness - He was 74 years old - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Rhythmettes.

Laurel Shelby (Laurel Van Mierlo) - Died 1-5-2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. - Born 4-26-1925 - Actress and singer - She appeared in Broadway’s, Alive And Kicking and Top Banana.

Andy Hunter (Lloyd Andrew Hunter) - Died 1-5-2010 - He was 59 years old - Played fiddle, banjo, bass and guitar and was a singer - Worked with Pat White And The First Impressions, The Strawberry Jam and The Misty Mountain Boys.

Quy Sac - Died 1-6-2010 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Cai Luong - Vong Co) Born 1924 in Binh Duong Province’s capital, Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam - Composer - (He wrote, “Kiep Hong Nhan” (Fate Of Women) and “Nam Xuong Tan” (Poor Remains Of A Man)) - His songs have been done by Huu Phuoc and Ut Bach Lan.

Gigi Campi (Pierluigi Campi) - Died 1-6-2010 in Cologne, Germany - Born 12-15-1928 in Cologne, Germany - Producer and concert promoter - Founder of Mod Records and Old Records - His labels released recordings by Hans Koller, Jutta Hipp and Attila Zoller - He was instrumental in the formation of The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band which he managed.

Kamal Mahsud - Died 1-7-2010 in Islamabad - From injuries due to gas leakage in his room (Pashto Folk) Singer - (He did, “Tum Chalay Aaw, Da Ghroona Ghroona Waziristan”).

Eric Shark(Thomas Sam Davis) - Died 1-7-2010 - Lung disease (Rock) He was 59 years old - Singer - Was a member of Deaf School (They did, “Taxi” and “Thunder And Lightning”).

Robert Clayton Boyte - Died 1-7-2010 (Honk Tonk) He was 68 years old - Drummer and singer - Worked with Moe Bandy, Bubba Littrell And The Melody Mustangs, Country Jams, Hang Tree County, Nashville Sounds, SBJ and Slim Roberts And The Texas Weather Band.

Ned Theall - Died 1-8-2010 - Stomach aneurysm (Swamp Pop - R&B) He was 72 years old - Played trumpet - Was a member of The Boogie Kings.

Artur Beul - Died 1-9-2010 in Einsiedeln, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland (Pop) Born 12-9-1915 in Kusnacht, Kanton Zurich, Switzerland - Songwriter and painter - Worked with Geschwister Schmid, Lys Assia and Hans Albers - The Andrews Sisters did a cover of one his songs reworking it into, “When A Swiss Boy Goes Calling To A Swiss Miss In June” - He had been married to singer, Lale Andersen.

Woody Cunningham (Woodrow Cunningham) - Died 1-9-2010 in Bowie, Maryland, U.S. (Soul) Born 7-8-1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. - Drummer and singer - (He did, “Never Say Never” and “Universal Love”) - Was a member of Pipeline, The Jam, The Universal Robot Band and Kleeer (They did, “Intimate Connection” and “Get Tough”) - Worked with The Tempros, The Young Vandals, Sylvester, Faith, Hope & Charity, Disco Tex & The Sexolettes, Candido, Luther Vandross and The Choice Four.

Mano Solo (Emmanuel Cabut) - Died 1-10-2010 in Paris, France - Multiple aneurisms (Rock) Born 4-24-1963 in Chalons-sur-Marne, France - Singer and guitarist - Was a member of Les Chihuahuas.

Dick Johnson (Richard Brown Johnson) - Died 1-10-2010 in Boston, MA, U.S. - Illness (Jazz) Born 12-1-1925 in Brockton, MA, U.S. - Clarinetist, saxophonist and flutist - Worked with The Artie Shaw Band, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Swing Shift, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett.

Jayne Walton Rosen - Died 1-10-2010 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. - Born 8-28-1917 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. - Singer - Worked with Lawrence Welk.

Danel Guzman - Died 1-11-2010 in Caracas, Venezuela - Shot (Rock) Drummer - Was a member of Subsonus (They did, “Herida Perfecta” and “Zoonga”) - Brother of Cubs pitcher, Angel Guzman.

George Garanian (Georgy Garanian) - Died 1-11-2010 in Krasnodar, Russia - Heart attack (Jazz - Fusion) Born 8-15-1934 in Moscow, USSR- Saxophonist, arranger and composer - Worked with The Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra, The Vadim Lyudvikovski Big Band, Melodia and The Krasnodar Municipal Big Band - Wrote and recorded music for films.

Mick Green (Michael Robert Green) - Died 1-11-2010 (Rock) Born 2-22-1944 in Matlock, Derbyshire - Guitarist - Worked with The Red Caps, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, The Pirates, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Paul McCartney, Shanghai, Bryan Ferry and Van Morrison.

Sandra Wright - Died 1-11-2010 in Lebanon, NH, U.S. - Natural causes (Blues) Born 10-1-1948 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer - (She did,  “Please Don’t Say Goodbye” and “Wounded Woman”) - Led The Sandra Wright Band - Recorded for STAX/Truth, Decca, Coral, T-Jaye and Hipshake Records.

Phil Sanchez - Died 1-11-2010 - Complications from Alzheimer’s Disease (R&B) Born 1-10-1943 - Singer - Was a member of The Excellents (They did, “Coney Island Baby” and “Red Red Robin”).

Brian Pleace - Died 1-11-2010 in North Yorkshire - Car accident (Jazz) He was 69 years old - Played clarinet and piano - Worked with The Maypole - He was a foster father for 150 children.

Jay Reatard (Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.) - Died 1-12-2010 in Memphis, TN, U.S. (Rock - Punk) Born 5-1-1980 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Singer, percussionist, keyboardist and guitarist - (He did, “Blood Visions” and “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me”) - Was a member of The Reatards, Lost Sounds, The Final Solutions, The Angry Angles, Terror Visions, Destruction Unit and The Bad Times - Co-founder of Shattered Records.

Yabby You (Vivian Jackson) (aka Yabby U) - Died 1-12-2010 (Reggae) Born 8-14-1946 Kingston, Jamaica - Singer and producer - Was a member of Vivian Jackson And The Ralph Brothers (They did, “Conquering Lion”) and Vivian Jackson And The Prophets - Worked with King Tubby - Produced Tapper Zukie, Wayne Wade, Michael Rose, Big Youth, Trinity, Dillinger, Tommy McCook and Michael Prophet.

Jimmy O. Barikad - Died 1-12-2010 in Haiti - During an earthquake (Hip Hop) Born 1982 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Was one of The Barikad Crew (They did, “Creole Swag”) - Worked with Wyclef Jean.

Al Dykema (aka Floyd Cornelius) - Died 1-?-2010 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, U.S. - Complications of pneumonia (Blues) Singer and harmonica player - Led Floyd And The Void.

Dannie Flesher - Died 1-12-2010 in Hope, Arkansas, U.S. - Pneumonia - He was 58 years old - Co-founder of Wax Trax! Records which released recordings by Brian Eno, Ministry, Coil, Controlled Bleeding, Strike Under, Sister Machine Gun, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Divine and The KLF.

Dewey Tucker - Died 1-12-2010 in Oakland, CA, U.S. - Shot (Hip Hop) He was 24 years old - Bassist - Worked with Lauryn Hill and The Coup.

Brian Keitz or Brian Keats (aka Brian Damage) - Died 1-12-2010 - Liver cancer (Punk) Born 2-11-1963 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with Verbal Abuse, Sylvain Sylvain, Dave Vanian, Jason Falkner, Susanna Hoffs, Low Pop Suicide, Teddy Thompson, AM, Wink, Genocide, 3 Day Wheely, Hellbent, The Kretins, Raging Slab, $100 Band, The Diamondbacks, The Hellhounds, Pressurehed, Baron Jive, The Skulls, Angels In Vain, The Misfits, Billy Idol, Princess Pang, African Violet, Rayon, Doppler, The Fuzztones, and Tramdriver.

Marc Lee Raulins - Died 1-12-2010 in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S. - Born 3-6-1953 in Memphis, TN, U.S. - Played drums, guitar, bass and piano - Was a member of The Rick Pike Band.

Teddy Pendergrass (Theodore DeReese Pendergrass Jr.) (aka Teddy P, TP and Teddy Bear) - Died 1-13-2010 in Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S. - Complications from colon cancer (Soul - R&B) Born 3-26-1950 in Kingstree, SC, U.S. - Singer and drummer - (He did, “Turn Off The Lights”  and “Close The Door”) - Worked with The Cadillacs, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes (They did, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “Wake Up,  Everybody”) and Whitney Houston (“Hold Me”).

Ed Thigpen (Edmund Leonard Thigpen) - Died 1-13-2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jazz) Born 12-28-1930 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Drummer - Worked with The Cootie Williams Orchestra, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Dinah Washington, Oscar Pettiford,  Ella Fitzgerald, Bud Powell, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Monty Alexander, Thad Jones and The Billy Taylor Trio - Son of drummer, Ben Thigpen - Percussive Arts Society Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Eddie Edgehill - Died 1-13-2010 in Philadelphia, PA, U.S. - After suffering a heart attack (R&B) He was about 74 years old - Born in New York, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Val-Tones, The Valentines (They did, “Lily Maebelle” and “Woo Woo Train”) and The Orientals (They did, “Can’t You Hear The Bells” and “Lonesome”) who changed their name to The Del-Knights (They did, “One, Two, Button My Shoe” and “Compensation”) - Worked with Terry Johnson’s Modern Flamingos - Managed The Sweet Delights that included his wife, Gerylane Edgehill as a member.

Bill Raffensperger (William Arthur Raffensperger) - Died 1-13-2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. - Complications of esophageal cancer (Blues-Rock) He was 69 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The Zigs (They did, “Call Me Lucky” and “Key To The Highway”) - Worked with J.J. Cale, David Gates, Rocky Frisco and Leon Russell.

Jim Korthe - Died 1-13-2010 in San Pedro, CA, U.S. (Rap - Metal) He was 39 years old - Singer and drummer - Was a member of 3rd Strike (They did, “Into Hell Again” and “No Light”), Phantasm (They did, “The Blind Leading The Blind” and “Blown To Oblivion”) and The Dimestore Hoods (They did, “Old Man Inside” and “Blood in My Eyes”).

Bobby Charles
(Robert Charles Guidry) - Died 1-14-2010 in Abbeville,  LA, U.S. - Born 2-21-1938 in Abbeville, LA, U.S. - Singer and songwriter - (He wrote Fats Domino’s, “Walking To New Orleans” and Bill Haley And The Comets’, “See You Later Alligator”) - Worked with Dr. John, The Band and Clarence “Frogman” Henry - His songs have been recorded Kris Kristofferson, Ray Charles, Delbert McClinton, Etta James and Gatemouth Brown - Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee.

Bela Kamocsa - Died 1-14-2010 (Rock - Jazz - Blues) Born 12-24-1944 in Oradea - Guitarist - Was a member of Phoenix, Gramophone and The Bega Blues Band.

Frank Corbi - Died 1-14-2010 in Cary, NC, U.S. (Jazz) He was 87 years old - Saxophonist and clarinetist - Was a member of The Corbi-Thompson Quartet - Worked with The Zoar Four + 1 Combo.

Chilton Searcy Price - Died 1-14-2010 in eastern Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. - Born 1914 near Fern Creek, Kentucky, U.S. - Played violin and piano and was a songwriter - (She wrote, “Slow Poke” and “You Belong To Me”) - Her songs have been recorded by Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Joni James, The Duprees, Johnny Mathis, Paul Anka, Tori Amos, Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Jo Stafford, Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald.

Carl Smith (aka Mister Country) - Died 1-16-2010 (Country) Born 3-15-1927 in Maynardville, TN, U.S. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, “Loose Talk” and “Wicked Lies”) - Worked with Kitty Dibble And Her Dude Ranch Ranglers, Molly O’Day and Skeets Williamson - He had been married to singers, June Carter Cash and Goldie Hill - Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Bruno De Filippi - Died 1-16-2010 in Milan, Italy (Jazz - Rock - Pop) Born 5-8-1930 in Milan, Italy - Played guitar and harmonica and was a composer - (He wrote, “Tintarella di luna”) - Worked with The Campioni, Enzo Jannacci and Angelo Branduardi.

Libba Weeks (Elizabeth Anderson Weeks) - Died 1-16-2010 in Dallas TX, U.S. - Complications of ovarian cancer - She was 81 years old - Born in Terrell, TX, U.S. - Singer - She was a member of The Ho Hums - She sang on hundreds of jingles.

Jimmy Wyble - Died 1-16-2010 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart failure (Country - Jazz) Born 1-25-1922 in Port Arthur, TX, U.S. - Played guitar - Led The Jimmy Wyble Quintet - Worked with Bob Wills, Frank Sinatra, Barney Kessel, Benny Goodman, Tony Rizzi’s Five Guitars and Red Norvo.

Phil Hicks (Philip A. Hicks) - Died 1-16-2010 in Providence, RI, U.S. (Rock) He was 37 years old - Born in Providence, RI, U.S. - Drummer and singer - Worked with Lovetrain (They did, “Stormy Seas” and “I Saw It All”), Mark Cutler and Jeri And The Jeepsters.

Maki Asakawa - Died 1-17-2010 in Nagoya, Japan (Jazz - Blues) Born 2-27-1942 in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan - Singer - (She did, “Yo-ga-aketara” and “Kamome”) - Worked with Yosuke Yamashita, Akira Sakata and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Andrew Curry - Died 1-17-2010 - Pianist, organist and choir director - Was a member of The Soulful Groovers - Was a musical director for James Catalyn - Founder of Diocesan Chorale - Composed music for the musical Guanahani.

Kate McGarrigle - Died 1-18-2010 in Montreal, Canada - Clear cell sarcoma (Folk) Born 2-6-1946 Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada - Sang and played accordion, banjo, guitar and piano - Worked with her sister, Anna McGarrigle (They did, “Kiss And Say Goodbye” and “Jigsaw Puzzle Of Life”) and with John Cale, Lowell George, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and The Chieftains - Mother of singers, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright - She had been married to singer, Loudon Wainwright lll.

Mark Gulley (Lumark Gulley) - Died 1-19-2010 - Complications of diabetes (Jazz) He was 39 years old - Born in Mobile, Ala., U.S. - Played drums and trombone - Worked with Wynton Marsalis and Wessell Anderson.

Larry Williams (Lawrence J. Williams) (aka Woo Woo) - Died 1-19-2010 - Liver cancer (R&B) He was 65 years old - Singer - Worked with The Cordells, The Excels and The Intruders.

Joe Ptacek - Died 1-20-2010 - Shot himself (Metal) He was 37 years old - Singer - Was a member of Broken Hope (They did, “Siamese Screams” and “Skin Is In”).

Lynn Taitt (Nerlynn Taitt) - Died 1-20-2010 in Toronto, Canada (Reggae) Born 6-22-1934 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago - Guitarist - Was a member of Lynn Taitt And The Comets and The Jets - Worked with Hopeton Lewis (“Take It Easy”), The Cavaliers, The Sheiks, The Skatalites, Coxsone Dodd, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis & The Flames (“Girl I’ve Got A Date”), Desmond Dekker,The Supersonics, The Kingpins, Johnny Nash, Bunny Lee and Baba Brooks.

Paul Quarrington - Died 1-21-2010 in Toronto, Canada - Lung cancer - He was 56 years old - Played guitar, clarinet, squeeze box, bass, harp and piano and was an author and filmmaker - Was a member of The Continental Drift and The Porkbelly Futures - Worked with Martin Worthy (“Baby And The Blues”).

Leon Villalba - Died 1-21-2010 in Atalaia, Brazil - Drowned (Metal) He was 21 years old - Guitarist - He was a member of After Death (They did, “Beyond Suffering” and “Rite Of Passage”).

Tim Kennelly (Timothy Kennelly) - Died 1-21-2010 in Atalaia, Brazil - Drowned while trying to save his bandmate, Leon (Metal) He was 18 years old - Bassist and singer - He was a member of After Death (They did, “Spawned” and “We Are The Now”).

L.A. Johnson (Larry Alderman Johnson) - Died 1-21-2010 in Redwood City, CA, U.S. - Born 6-11-1947 in Ft. Benning, GA, U.S. - Producer and director - Worked on the film, Woodstock - Produced Neil Young’s film, Journey Through The Past - Worked on sound for Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens and directed videos and TV shows for Bobby Brown, Belinda Carlisle and The New Edition.

Eliazar Yanez (Eleazar Yanez) - Died 1-21-2010 in Caracas - Abdominal aneurysm - Percussionist - Worked with Yordano, Vytas Brenner, Adrenalina Caribe, Mixtura and The Liber Jazz Trio.

Robert “Squirrel” Lester - Died 1-22-2010 in Chicago, Ill., U.S. - Cancer (R&B - Soul) Born 8-16-1942 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Chanteurs (They did, “You’ve Got A Great Love” and “The Grizzly Bear”) and The Hi-Lites (They did, “One By One ” and “I’m So Jealous”) who became The Chi-Lites. (They did, “Have You Seen Her” and “Oh Girl”) - Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Matt Chidgey - Found dead 1-22-2010 in Meadow Cove, Wildwood Park - Drowned (Rock - Comedy) He was 40 years old - Bassist - Was a member of The Spazmatics.

Anthony Teaks (aka Apache) - Died 1-22-2010 - Illness (Rap) (He did, “Do Fa Self”) - Worked with Fat Joe, Naughty By Nature and Tupac Shakur.

Jean Simmons (Jean Merilyn Simmons) - Died 1-22-2010 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. - Lung cancer - Born 1-31-1929 in Lower Holloway, London, England - Dancer, singer and actress - Acted in the musical, Guys And Dolls and in the films, Caesar And Cleopatra and Spartacus.

Pernell Roberts (Pernell Elvin Roberts) - Died 1-24-2010 in Malibu, California, U.S. - Born 5-18-1928 in Waycross, Georgia, U.S. - Actor and singer - (He did, “Empty Pocket Blues” and “Endless Road”) - He appeared as Adam Cartwright on TV’s, Bonanza and as Dr. John McIntyre on Trapper John, M.D. - Acted in musical productions of, “Camelot” and “The King And I”.

Carlos Torres Vila - “Has not died” as reported here and in the news - He is ill but recovering (Folk) Born 11-9-1946 in Los Toldos, Buenos Aires - Singer - (He did, “Calle Angosta” and “Hasta Siempre Amor”).

Jane Jarvis (Luella Jane Nossett) - Died 1-25-2010 in Englewood, NJ, U.S. (Jazz) Born 10-31-1915 in Vincennes, Ind., U.S. - Pianist and organist - Worked with The Statesmen Of Jazz, Milt Hinton, Ethel Waters and Sophie Tucker - She had been an organist at Shea Stadium for 15 years and worked for The Muzak Corporation.

Dag Froland - Died 1-26-2010 in Oslo, Norway - Born 9-16-1945 in Volda, Norway - Comedian and singer - (He did, “Du skal fa en dag i mara”).

Reggie Walker (Reginald Allan Walker) - Died 1-26-2010 in East Meadow, New York, U.S. (Doo-Wop) Born 8-7-1941 in New York, NY, U.S. - Singer - Was a member of The Delroys (They did, “Bermuda Shorts” and “Wise Old Owl”) and The First Three (They did, “Don’t Get Caught Faking” and “Life Goes On”) - Worked with Clarence Quick’s Del Vikings.

Shirley Collie Nelson (Shirley Simpson) - Died 1-27-2010 (Country - Rockabilly) Born 3-16-1931 in Chillicothe, Missouri, U.S. - Singer - (She did, “Dime A Dozen”) - Worked with Warren Smith (“Why Baby Why”) and Willie Nelson (“Willingly”) who she had been married to - She had also been married to country disc jockey, Biff Collie.

Alistair Hulett - Died 1-28-2010 in Glasgow - Liver failure (Folk Punk) Born 1951 in Glasgow - Singer and guitarist -  (He did, “Everyone I Know” and “Almost Unintentional”) - Was a member of Roaring Jack (“Yuppietown” and “The Lass Behind The Beertaps”) and The Malkies (“Are There Honky Tonks In Heaven?” and “Buy Us A Drink”) - Worked with Dave Swarbrick (“Don’t Sign Up For War” and “The Granite Cage”).

Evgeny Agranovich (Evgeny Danilovich Agranovich) - Died 1-29-2010 - Born 10-13-1918 in Oryol, Russia - Poet and bard - (He wrote, “Odessa-mama”).

Warren King - Died 1-29-2010 - Liver cancer (Rock) He was 57 years old - Guitarist - Was a member of Diamond Reo, The Silencers (They did, “Take Out Service” and “Head On Collision”) and The Mystic Knights Of The Sea.

Charles Key (Charles L. Key) - Died 1-29-2010 in Atlanta - Kidney cancer (Gospel) Born 4-15-1926 - Pianist - Was a member of The Harmoneers - Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee and Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Pauly Fuemana - Died 1-31-2010 - Illness (Pop) He was 40 years old - Was half of the duo, Otara Millionaire’s Club (OMC) (They did, “How Bizarre” and “4 All Of Us”) - Worked with Lucy Lawless.