IN MEMORIAM: Johnny Clegg, Dick Richards (Bill Haley & His Comets); Russell Smith (Amazing Rhythm Aces) // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Jonathan Paul Clegg OBE, OIS (7 June 1953, Bacup, Lancashire – 16 July 2019, Johannesburg was a South African musician and anthropologist who recorded and performed with his bands Juluka…

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IN MEMORIAM: Johnny Kitagawa, Japanese-American talent manager // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

John Hiromu Kitagawa (87) (October 23, 1931 – July 9, 2019), known professionally as Johnny Kitagawa, was a Japanese-American businessman and talent manager. He was the founder and president of…

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IN MEMORIAM: Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

July 2019 2: Costa Cordalis, 75, Greek-born German schlager singer; Jacky Zimah, 63, Indonesian singer. 1: Oskar Kröher, 91, German folk singer; Sid Ramin, 100, American composer (West Side Story,…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Jeanne-05-02-2008.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Barb Dye’s mother Jeanne Froman // Dave Bartholomew // Elliot Roberts // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Barb Dye’s mother Jeanne Froman // Dave Bartholomew // Elliot Roberts // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Jeanne Froman (Feb. 9, 1923 – June 21, 2019) (96). Ms. Froman was born Hilda Jean Maurer in Almota, WA to Dewey Maurer and Lois Isabel Davidson. She was the…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Brian-Del-Mar.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Brian Del Mar Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Brian Del Mar Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Jane Manly let us know that Brian Del Mar died this past week. However, as of this writing we were unable to find anything more to pass along. Lots of…

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IN MEMORIAM: Dr. John Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

From Heaven’s Guest Book on Fb, 6/09/19: Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., better known by his stage name Dr. John, died on Thursday (June 6). He was 77 years old. New…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Leon_Redbone.pngIN MEMORIAM: Singer/Guitarist Leon Redbone Dies at 69 // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Singer/Guitarist Leon Redbone Dies at 69 // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019) was a Cyprus-born Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Lawrence-Leathers.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Lawrence Leathers, Jazz Drummer on Grammy-Winning Albums, Found Dead After Assault

IN MEMORIAM: Lawrence Leathers, Jazz Drummer on Grammy-Winning Albums, Found Dead After Assault

Mr. Leathers, 37, was a rising talent on New York’s straight-ahead jazz scene and had played on two Grammy-winning albums. A celebrated jazz drummer known for his crisply swinging style…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Roky_Erickson.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson

IN MEMORIAM: Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson

Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson (July 15, 1947 – May 31, 2019) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He was a founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Enid-Dave-Strong.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Colorado Blues Afficionado Enid Strong Passes

IN MEMORIAM: Colorado Blues Afficionado Enid Strong Passes

From Chick Cavallero, Colorado Blues Society: Two of my favorite people Dave and Enid Strong are pictured below from several years ago at The Blue Star Festival in Littleton. For…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ralph_murphy.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Ralph Murphy, Country Musician/Songwriter // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Ralph Murphy, Country Musician/Songwriter // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Ralph Murphy (1943 or 1944 – 28 May 2019) was a British-born Canadian musician, record producer, and songwriter. Murphy was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Geneviève_Waïte_1969.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Local Country Singer/Musician Don Elliott Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Local Country Singer/Musician Don Elliott Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Colorado Country Hall of Fame member Rudy Grant informs us that Don Elliott has passed. Don passed away Sunday afternoon. His service will be Friday, May 31st @ 2 p.m….

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Allan-Roth.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Allan Roth, Beloved Owner of Herman’s Hideaway, Passes

IN MEMORIAM: Allan Roth, Beloved Owner of Herman’s Hideaway, Passes

Funeral Services for Mr. Roth will be held today. Info below. || From Gina Jet Ortiz on Fb, 5/21/19: We are still processing the news we received yesterday and, with…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tim_Conway_Rango_1966.jpghttp://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tim_Conway_Rango_1966.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Doris Day – “Que Sera, Sera” // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Doris Day – “Que Sera, Sera” // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/The-Dells.pngIN MEMORIAM: Chuck Barksdale of The Dells; Leon Rausch – The Texas Playboys

IN MEMORIAM: Chuck Barksdale of The Dells; Leon Rausch – The Texas Playboys

The Dells were an American R&B vocal group. Formed in high school in 1952 by founding members Marvin Junior, Verne Allison, Johnny Funches, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey and Lucius McGill,…

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