IN MEMORIAM: Ange Houon – “DJ Arafat” – Killed in Motorcycle Accident // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Ange Didier Houon (33) (Jan. 26, 1986 – Aug. 12, 2019), also known as DJ Arafat, or Arafat Muana and by various other stage names, was an Ivorian DJ and…

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IN MEMORIAM: Lizzie Grey of Spiders & Snakes

From Diane Robinson on Facebook, 8/06/19: Very sad news as Spiders & Snakes and former London guitarist Lizzie Grey who co-wrote one of Mötley Crüe‘s early songs — “Public Enemy…

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IN MEMORIAM: D. A. Pennebaker, 94, American Documentary Filmmaker (Monterey Pop, Ziggy Stardust)

Donn Alan Pennebaker (July 15, 1925 – August 1, 2019) was an American documentary filmmaker and one of the pioneers of Direct Cinema. Performing arts and politics were his primary…

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IN MEMORIAM: Ian Gibbons, 67, English Keyboardist (The Kinks)

Ian Gibbons (18 July 1952 – 1 August 2019) was an English keyboardist, most notable for playing with The Kinks. Gibbons began playing the accordion at the age of nine,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Bob Wilber, 91, American Jazz Clarinetist and Bandleader

Robert Sage Wilber (March 15, 1928 – August 4, 2019) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and band leader. Although his scope covers a wide range of jazz, Wilber was…

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IN MEMORIAM: Harold Prince, Broadway Musical Director // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Harold Smith Prince (91) (January 30, 1928 – July 31, 2019) was an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th…

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In Memoriam: Chinese Singer Yao Lee Passes

Yao Lee, 97 (July 19, 1922 – July 19, 2019), was a Chinese singer active from the 1930s to the 1970s. She was the sister of Yao Ming, also a…

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IN MEMORIAM: Art Neville, Yao Lee, Maus Nomdeguerre // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Arthur Lanon Neville (December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans. Neville was a part of The Neville Brothers. He was…

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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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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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