Archive | December, 2019

https://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Amanda-Capper.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Beloved Local Musician Amanda Capper // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Beloved Local Musician Amanda Capper // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

It’s with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved Amanda Capper. To say she was a gift to our lives is quite the understatement. Like the brightest…

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IN MEMORIAM: Irving Burgie, writer of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Irving Louis Burgie (July 28, 1924 – November 29, 2019), sometimes known professionally as Lord Burgess, was an American musician and songwriter, regarded as one of the greatest composers of…

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https://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Papa-Don-Schroeder.jpgIN MEMORIAM: “Papa Don” Schroeder, American Radio Station Owner // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: “Papa Don” Schroeder, American Radio Station Owner // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Gerald Don Schroeder (December 29, 1940 – November 15, 2019), known professionally as Papa Don Schroeder, was an American radio station owner and former record producer, radio personality, and singer-songwriter,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Paul Barrere of Little Feat // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Paul Barrere (July 3, 1948 – October 26, 2019) was an American musician most prominent as a member of the band Little Feat, which he joined in 1972 some three…

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IN MEMORIAM: Ray Santos, Saxophonist, Composer // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Ray Santos (December 28, 1928 – October 17, 2019) was an American Grammy Award-winning Latin musician. He was born December 28, 1928 in New York City to Puerto Rican parents….

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IN MEMORIAM: Other Notable Musicians Deaths

October 2019 15: Cacho Castaña, 77, Argentine singer and actor (El Mundo que inventamos, Los Hijos de López, Merry Christmas), lung disease; Hossein Dehlavi, 92, Iranian composer (Mana and Mani),…

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https://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Jessye_Norman-edit.jpgIN MEMORIAM: Jessye Norman, Renowned Opera Legend, Dies // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Jessye Norman, Renowned Opera Legend, Dies // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

By Lawrence Yee, MSN | The soprano died from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015, according to family…

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IN MEMORIAM: Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

September 2019 10: Jeff Fenholt, 68, American musician (Bible Black, Geezer Butler Band), actor (Jesus Christ Superstar) and television evangelist; Daniel Johnston, 58, American singer-songwriter (“Walking the Cow”) and visual…

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IN MEMORIAM: Bassist Larry Taylor (Canned Heat) // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Samuel Lawrence Taylor (June 26, 1942 – August 19, 2019 was an American bass guitarist, best known for his work as a member of Canned Heat from 1967. Before joining…

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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: 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: 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/Dr-John.pngIN MEMORIAM: Dr. John Passes // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

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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