IN MEMORIAM: Kay Walker – Blues Fan // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths
Our Blues community lost a true blues lover, a free spirit and beautiful soul when Kay Walker finally lost her fight with cancer. Kay was an amazing fighter with a never give up attitude that defied the odds for many years. She was as beautiful as the flowers she loved and cultivated in her garden and she is already missed tremendously.
There will be a celebration of Life Event in Honor of our dear friend and neighbor Kay on Saturday December 1st from2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open House at 203 Francis St., Longmont.
Hosted by Michele Bennett and Matt Collier
Our hearts are with Kay’s husband Gene… Gene, we miss Kay and there will always be an empty spot in our lives without her.
Photo: Kay Walker (Courtesy of the Colorado Blues Society)
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…
27: Mohammed Aziz, 64, Indian playback singer, heart attack; Johnny Maddox, 91, American pianist and historian.
26: Umberto Borsò, 95, Italian opera singer; Stanislav Gorkovenko, 80, Russian conductor.
25: Norio Maeda, 83, Japanese composer and pianist.
24: Harold Farberman, 89, American conductor.
22: Imrat Khan, 83, Indian sitar player, stroke.
21: Mamane Barka, 59, Nigerien musician; Angelica Cob-Baehler, 47, American music industry executive, cancer; Maksim Mihaylov, 56, Russian opera singer; Devin Lima, 41, American singer (LFO), adrenal cancer; Jan Rybarski [pl], 77, Polish conductor, choirmaster and organist.
20: Levine Andrade, 64, Indian-born British violinist, heart attack; Roy Bailey, 83, English folk singer; Eddie C. Campbell, 79, American blues musician, complications from a stroke; Trevor McNaughton, 77, Jamaican reggae singer (The Melodians), respiratory failure.
19: Chris Burroughs, 60, American singer-songwriter; Bill Caddick, 74, English folk singer and guitarist.
18: Ed Evanko, 80, Canadian singer and actor (Sudden Death, Double Jeopardy), stroke; Eddie Reeves, 79, American songwriter (“All I Ever Need Is You”) and record label executive (Warner Bros. Records), stroke.
17: Jens Büchner, 49, German singer (Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!), lung cancer; Yevgeny Osin [ru], 54, Russian singer; Cyril Pahinui, 68, American slack-key guitarist and singer; Diana Petrynenko, 88, Ukrainian singer; Boris Poloskin, 86, Russian folk singer-songwriter and poet.
16: Scott English, 81, American songwriter (“Brandy”) and record producer; Al James, 72, British bass guitarist (Showaddywaddy); Norris Weir, 72, Jamaican singer (The Jamaicans).
15: Roy Clark, 85, American Hall of Fame country singer and television host (Hee Haw), complications from pneumonia; Kacem Kefi, 73, Tunisian composer and singer. Sonny Knowles, 86, Irish singer; Ivan Smirnov, 63, Russian composer and guitarist.
[Please check out Wikipedia for more on Mr. Clark’s death. He was truly one of “The Best”.]
14: Masahiro Sayama, 64, Japanese jazz pianist; Mario Suárez, 92, Venezuelan folk singer.
13: Lucho Gatica, 90, Chilean bolero singer and actor; Ken Narita, 73, Japanese singer, pneumonia; Brian Rusike, 62, Zimbabwean songwriter and keyboardist.
12: Blanche Burton-Lyles, 85, American pianist; Kurt Kaiser, 83, American composer; Igor Luchenok, 80, Belarusian composer, People’s Artist of the USSR and Belarus.
10: Marián Geišberg [sk], 64, Slovak actor, singer-songwriter and humorist.
7: Francis Lai, 86, French film score composer (A Man and a Woman, Rider on the Rain, Love Story), Oscar winner (1971); Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, 67, Irish musician and composer.