IN MEMORIAM: Ponty Bone, 78, Well Known Accordionist, Dies // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Ponty Bone, 78, Well Known Accordionist, Dies // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Ponty Bone (October 9, 1939 – July 13, 2018) was an American accordionist who led his 1980s band, the Squeezetones, to international popularity over a twenty-year period. Originally from San…

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IN MEMORIAM: Tab Hunter, Bret Hoffman and Jim Malloy // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Tab Hunter, Bret Hoffman and Jim Malloy // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Tab Hunter (born Arthur Andrew Kelm; July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018) was an American actor, television host, pop singer, film producer, and author. He starred in more than…

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IN MEMORIAM: Former Local Musician Henry Butler // Trombonist Bill Watrous

IN MEMORIAM: Former Local Musician Henry Butler // Trombonist Bill Watrous

From Mark Diamond, 7/02/18: I’m not sure what to say about the passing of the amazing, wonderful, powerful, fun, funny, high energy Henry Butler, other than that I am honored,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Smoke Dawg, Rapper and Drake Opening Act, Killed in Shooting at 21 // Richard Swift of the Black Keys  // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Smoke Dawg, Rapper and Drake Opening Act, Killed in Shooting at 21 // Richard Swift of the Black Keys // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Canadian rapper Smoke Dawg was shot and killed outside a Toronto club on Saturday night, according to Global News. He was 21. Close friend Mustafa the Poet posted his condolences…

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IN MEMORIAM: Joe Jackson, father of Michael and Janet Jackson, dead at 89 // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Joe Jackson, father of Michael and Janet Jackson, dead at 89 // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Joe Jackson died on Wednesday, a Jackson family source confirmed to ET. He was 89. ET confirmed last week that the Jackson family patriarch’s health had taken a turn for…

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IN MEMORIAM: Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer, Dead at 54

IN MEMORIAM: Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer, Dead at 54

Pantera drummer and co-founder, Vinnie Paul, has died at the age of 54. The news was announced on the popular metal band’s Facebook and Twitter pages on Friday. “Vincent Paul…

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IN MEMORIAM: Elvis’ Longtime Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies

IN MEMORIAM: Elvis’ Longtime Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies

Dominic Joseph Fontana (March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018) was an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. In October 1954 he was…

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IN MEMORIAM: Matt Murphy Dies, Jimmy Wopo Shot & Killed // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Matt Murphy Dies, Jimmy Wopo Shot & Killed // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Matthew Tyler Murphy (December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018), known as Matt “Guitar” Murphy, was an American blues guitarist. He was associated with The Blues Brothers and Howlin’ Wolf….

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IN MEMORIAM: Tom Jensen – Memorial on Monday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m.

IN MEMORIAM: Tom Jensen – Memorial on Monday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Thomas Harlan Jensen (April 11, 1951 – June 6, 2018). Memorial reception will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Olinger Crown Hill, Pavilion of Reflection, Crown…

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IN MEMORIAM: Scott Roche Passes June 13, 2018

IN MEMORIAM: Scott Roche Passes June 13, 2018

From Chris Daniels, 6/13/18: It seems that we take for granted what an amazing gift this life is until we reach an age at which it is so easily taken…

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IN MEMORIAM: Jackson Reid Odell, Formerly of Evergreen, of The Goldbergs, Dies

IN MEMORIAM: Jackson Reid Odell, Formerly of Evergreen, of The Goldbergs, Dies

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Jackson Odell, born in Evergreen, Colorado, who was best known for his role as Ari Caldwell in ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” has died. He was 20. Odell…

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IN MEMORIAM:  Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac) // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac) // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Daniel David Kirwan (13 May 1950 – 8 June 2018) was a British musician whose greatest success came with his role as guitarist, singer and songwriter with the blues rock…

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IN MEMORIAM: Ralph Santolla – Metal Guitarist // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Ralph Santolla – Metal Guitarist // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Ralph Santolla (December 8, 1969 – June 6, 2018) was an Italian-American metal guitarist. He played in many bands, most recently Deicide, but also including Eyewitness, Death (he never recorded…

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IN MEMORIAM: Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin – The Last Poets – “Grandfather of Rap” // Clarence Fountain – Founding Member of The Blind Boys of Alabama

IN MEMORIAM: Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin – The Last Poets – “Grandfather of Rap” // Clarence Fountain – Founding Member of The Blind Boys of Alabama

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin (73) (July 24, 1944 – June 4, 2018) was an American poet and musician. He was one of the founding members of The Last Poets, a group…

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IN MEMORIAM: Tsehaytu Beraki, 78, an Eritrean krar player // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Tsehaytu Beraki, 78, an Eritrean krar player // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Tsehaytu Beraki, 78, an Eritrean krar player and independence activist, died on May 28th. The krar or kraar is a five- or six-stringed bowl-shaped lyre from Eritrea and Ethiopia. It…

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