We Lose Bill Francoeur and Rod McKuen

Services for Bill will be held this Saturday morning, February 7th at the Mile High Church. Bill Francoeur was a musical theatre composer and actor, who produced over 75 musicals…

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Dallas Taylor, Drummer for Crosby, Stills and Nash Passes at Age 66

Dallas Woodrow Taylor, Jr. (April 7, 1948 – January 18, 2015) was an American session drummer who played on several rock records of the 1960s and 1970s. He achieved some…

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Kim Fowley, Runaways’ Manager, Dies at 75 // Other Notable Deaths

Kim Vincent Fowley (July 21, 1939 – January 15, 2015) was an American record producer, singer and musician. He is best known for his role behind a string of novelty…

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Caroline Townsend, Tim Drummond, and Andrae Crouch Pass

Local Vocalist “Screamin’ Mimi Manchester – a/k/a Caroline Townsend — Passes Caroline Townsend, who was one of the original Strolling Scones, left on Nov. 28. There is no doubt that…

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Little Jimmy Dickens and Lance Diamond Die; Remembering Marl Shanahan

Remembering Marl Shanahan: Word has come that Marl Shanahan, the retired long-time drummer for the Queen City Jazz Band, passed away December 14 after a brief illness. His career included…

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Mary Anne King, Steve Lohman Pass

Beloved Mother, Musician, and Teacher Mary Anne King Our sincerest condolences go out to COMBO’s secretary and co-webmaster Mark King and his brothers Doug and David on the passing of…

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Larry Henley and Joe Cocker Die

Lawrence Joel “Larry” Henley (June 30, 1937 – December 18, 2014) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing (with Jeff Silbar) the 1989 hit record “Wind Beneath…

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Arthur Espree (“Vc”) and Bob Montgomery Die

Colorado Springs Musician Arthur Espree (“Vc”) Passes: It’s been one of those days that set you back a couple of steps. As some of you know, we lost a great…

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Deaths: Randy Weldon, Joe Bonner, Daniel Knauf, Bobby Keys, and Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan

Per Randy King: My father, Randy King Weldon, was inducted into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame in the year 2000. He was really big in Denver’s music scene…

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Deaths: Kevie Durham (Rapper KL Tha General) // Clive Palmer

MAN KILLED IN DENVER BAR SHOOTING WAS UP & COMING RAP SINGER – The identity of a man shot to death at a bar on Federal Boulevard early Sunday morning,…

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Jimmy Trujillo, Jimmy Lee Ruffin, David Appell die

James “Jimmy” Trujillo (June 30, 1961 to October 29, 2014) was known for his long tenure with Conjunto Colores. J.T., as his friends called him, played with many greats in…

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In Memoriam: Shawn McNary, Big Paybacc, Big Bank Hank, Manitas de Plata, Rick Rojas

The Ortiz family has experienced a terrible tragedy this week. My sister’s husband of 26 years, Shawn McNary, passed away suddenly. He was an incredibly compassionate man, loving father, and…

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Acker Bilk , Jimmy Trujillo, Wayne Static, and Mark Tortorici Pass

I’m truly saddened by the news I heard today that my former band mate Mark Tortorici passed away last night in a car accident. We played a lot of gigs…

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Tim Mockler, Jack Bruce (Cream), and Alvin Stardust Move On

LOCAL MUSICIAN TIM MOCKLER PASSES I saw your post about prayers for Tim. I have bad news — Tim has passed away. My sister Melanie was Tim’s girlfriend and a…

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Deaths: Cliff Young, Tyson Stevens, John Holt, Stephen Paulus, and more

CLIFF YOUNG, GOSPEL SINGER FOR ROOTS AND BRANCHES Cliff Young, an incredible gospel singer, died a few weeks ago in Dallas. Over the years he sang in virtually every black…

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