From Missy Grandinetti: On Friday Jan 5th, my step-brother John Langhorne passed away. He came into my life when I was 14 and always treated me with dignity and respect. My brother suffered from MS and now he is at peace. Johnny, I will miss you more than words. I have all the Cape Cod memories that I will hold in my heart always. Rest easy.
David Richards “Deke” Batchelder on Fb, 1/07/18: You lived your life with love + courage. Free of your earthly limitations, run brother!! You can run again, and you can fly!! I love you, Johnny! RIP, John Langhorne
Barb Dye: Oh, this hit hard. I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He introduced me to so much in the business of music in Denver. We had many interesting and informative discussions. Together we put on 3 music festivals in 1987-1989. I owe him a lot as he answered all my questions with much kindness and patience.. Sending my love and hugs to his family. He will be truly missed.
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…
9: Alexander Vedernikov, 90, Russian singer and teacher, Bolshoi Theatre soloist (1958–1990), People’s Artist of the USSR (1976).
8: Denise LaSalle, 78, American blues singer (“Trapped by a Thing Called Love”); Donnelly Rhodes, 80, Canadian actor (Soap, Battlestar Galactica, Da Vinci’s Inquest), cancer; Moriss Taylor, 93, American country and western music entertainer (The Moriss Taylor Show).
7: France Gall, 70, French singer (“Laisse tomber les filles”, “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”, “Ella, elle l’a”), Eurovision winner (1965), cancer; Buster Stiggs, 63, British-born New Zealand musician (Suburban Reptiles, The Swingers, Models).
6: Cuco Del Cid, 73, Mexican-born American mariachi musician (Mariachi los Camperos), stroke; Walther Dürr, 85, German musicologist: Chris Tsangarides, 61, British music producer (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy), pneumonia and heart failure.
5: Mikio Fujioka, 36, Japanese guitarist (Babymetal), complications from a fall; Yon Koeswoyo, 77, Indonesian singer.
4: Rayya Elias, 57, Syrian-born American author and musician, pancreatic cancer; Ray Thomas, 76, English singer-songwriter (“Veteran Cosmic Rocker”, “For My Lady”) and Hall of Fame musician (The Moody Blues), prostate cancer.
3: Colin Brumby, 84, Australian composer and conductor; Lara Kruger, 30, South African disc jockey (Motsweding FM) and transgender rights advocate; Medeniyet Shahberdiyeva, 87, Turkmen opera singer and music educator.