In Memoriam|

National Speaker

Michael, Dan, Jr., and Dan, Sr., Martinez – RIP, Michael.

[As of Jan. 7, 2021, no information on services was found.] From Mark Davis, 12/29/20: I am so sad to announce with a heavy heart that my very good friend Michael Martinez has passed this morning. Please pray for his father Dan Martinez and ALL the Martinez family. Mike I will miss you so much – Rest in peace my friend and please know you were dearly loved.

Michael turned 53 on birthday Oct. 10th .

From Diane Elizabeth Robinson: Very sad news to learn that a member of our music community, Michael Martinez, National Speaker & Sound, has passed away. Knew Mike for as many decades as I can recall, over 30 years. My deepest condolences to dad Dan, his family and friends.

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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…

January 2021

7: Genival Lacerda, 89, Brazilian forró singer, COVID-19.

5: Chacha Sherly, 29, Indonesian singer, traffic collision; Vennelakanti, 63, Indian lyricist (Murali Krishnudu, Gharana Bullodu, Pellaina Kothalo), cardiac arrest.

4: Alexi Laiho, 41, Finnish death metal composer, guitarist and vocalist (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, The Local Band); Elias Rahbani, 82, Lebanese lyricist and composer, COVID-19.

3: Tasso Adamopoulos, 76, French violist, COVID-19; Gerry Marsden, 78, English musician (Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Crowd), heart infection; Warren McLean, Australian rock drummer (Divinyls, Machinations, I’m Talking), cancer; Anil Panachooran, 55, Indian lyricist (Arabikkatha, Katha Parayumpol, Marykkundoru Kunjaadu) and poet, COVID-19.

2: Steve Brown, 62, British music producer (Manic Street Preachers, The Cult, Wham!).

1: Carlos do Carmo, 81, Portuguese fado singer (“Uma flor de verde pinho”), ruptured aneurysm; Zoran Džorlev, 53, Macedonian violinist, COVID-19; George Gerdes, 72, American singer, songwriter and actor (Amistad, Bats, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), brain aneurysm; Misty Morgan, 75, American country music singer (Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan), cancer; Liam Reilly, 65, Irish singer and songwriter (Bagatelle); Jan Vering, 66, German gospel singer and playwright.

December 2020

30: Seaman Dan, 91, Australian musician; Edi Daromi, 59, Indonesian keyboardist; Frank Kimbrough, 64, American post-bop jazz pianist; Alto Reed, 72, American saxophonist (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Little Feat, Grand Funk Railroad), colon cancer; Eugene Wright, 97, American jazz bassist (The Dave Brubeck Quartet).


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