IN MEMORIAM: Randy Scruggs // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Randy Scruggs // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Randy Lynn Scruggs (August 3, 1953 – April 17, 2018) was a music producer, songwriter and guitarist. He had his first recording at the age of 13. He won four…

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IN MEMORIAM:   Ron Dunbar // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Ron Dunbar // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Ronald Dunbar (born c. 1939 – April 4, 2018) was an American songwriter, A&R director and record producer who worked closely with Holland-Dozier-Holland, and with George Clinton. His co-writing credits…

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IN MEMORIAM: Yvonne Staples

IN MEMORIAM: Yvonne Staples

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group. Roebuck “Pops” Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (1934–2013), Pervis…

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IN MEMORIAM: J. Michael Dolan Forwards Note From James Taylor on Martin Luther King, Jr.

IN MEMORIAM: J. Michael Dolan Forwards Note From James Taylor on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Most likely, many of you are also on the receiving end of James Taylor’s insightful emails. That said, he sent me this beautiful, well written email very early this morning,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Rapper – Producer Alias Dies of Heart Attack  // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Rapper – Producer Alias Dies of Heart Attack // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Brendon Whitney (April 5, 1976 – March 30, 2018), better known by his stage name Alias, was a producer and rapper from Hollis, Maine. He was a co-founder of the…

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IN MEMORIAM: Robert “Kooster” McAllister, a Founder of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Passes // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Robert “Kooster” McAllister, a Founder of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Passes // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

From Chris Daniels on Fb, 3/23/18: There are times when we just don’t know how to say goodby. One of the greats is gone today, Kooster McAllister. He was a…

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IN MEMORIAM: Condolences to Clark Hagan and his Family // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

COMBO, its board and members, send lots of love, hugs and prayers to Clark Hagan and his family in the passing of his mother. Our sincerest sympathies go out to…

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IN MEMORIAM: Nokie Edwards – Famed Guitarist for The Ventures

IN MEMORIAM: Nokie Edwards – Famed Guitarist for The Ventures

Nole Floyd “Nokie” Edwards (May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018) was an American musician and member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was primarily a guitarist,…

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IN MEMORIAM: // Dick Talbot, Nationally Recognized Drummer, Passes // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: // Dick Talbot, Nationally Recognized Drummer, Passes // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

From Bob Rupp on Fb, 3/13/18: RIP Dick Talbot— He was my college drum mentor and my friend. His influence over my life and drumming career was only topped by…

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IN MEMORIAM: Van McLain of Shooting Star Passes; Local Musician Joseph Israel Passes

IN MEMORIAM: Van McLain of Shooting Star Passes; Local Musician Joseph Israel Passes

From Dave Klein on Fb, 3/03/18: I am heartbroken! They’re not exactly metal, but Shooting Star has always had a special place in my heart all the way back to…

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IN MEMORIAM: Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, Billie Jean’s Drummer, Dies  // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, Billie Jean’s Drummer, Dies // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (July 1, 1952 – February 3, 2018) was a world-renowned American pop, funk and jazz drummer. He further developed his skills and shared his talent as a…

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IN MEMORIAM: Moving On: Local Musicians Jason Hlatky, Dave Escobar, Grant Martin and Matt C. Card

IN MEMORIAM: Moving On: Local Musicians Jason Hlatky, Dave Escobar, Grant Martin and Matt C. Card

From Rhett Lee, 2/25/18: Just got word that we lost a dear friend. I was always in awe of your talent and songwriting. So many shows we played together. So…

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IN MEMORIAM: Nanette Fabray, TV Star of the ’50s and ’60s, Dies at 97 // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Nanette Fabray, TV Star of the ’50s and ’60s, Dies at 97 // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

The exuberant, indefatigable actress-singer Nanette Fabray, a Tony and Emmy winner, a star of Vincente Minnelli’s golden-age musical “The Band Wagon” and a longtime presence on television, most notably on…

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IN MEMORIAM: Little Sammy Davis, Peggy Cooper Cafritz Pass // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Little Sammy Davis, Peggy Cooper Cafritz Pass // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Little Sammy Davis was born in Winona, Mississippi, and raised in a one-room shack. He learned to play the harmonica at the age of eight. He eventually left home and…

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IN MEMORIAM: Country Singer Daryl Singletary, Crooner Vic Damone, Radio DJ Sonny Payne // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Country Singer Daryl Singletary, Crooner Vic Damone, Radio DJ Sonny Payne // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Daryle Bruce Singletary (March 10, 1971 – February 12, 2018) was an American country music singer. Between 1995 and 1998, he recorded for Giant Records, for which he released three…

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