Dance Macabre

Dance Macabre

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The People Who Died (so far) 2014 Edition

Johnny Allen ~ Soul music composer/arranger with Issac Hayes ("Shaft") ~ 96

Angèle Arsenault ~ Acadian Singer/Songwriter ~ 74

Gil Askey ~ American/Australian R&B Pianist/Composer/Arranger with Motown, got Oscar Nomination for Diana Ross' Billie Holliday biopic "Lady Sings The Blues" ~ 89

Fanny Beecher ~ Rockabilly guitarist with Bill Haley's Comets ~ 91

Dave Brockie ~ Singer with Shock/Gore Metal Band Gwar ~ 50

Gary Burger ~ Singer with 1960's American/German Garage Band The Monks ~ 70

Roy Campbell Jr. ~ Free Jazz trumpet player, solo and played with Don Cherry,Yo La Tengo, William Parker, Peter Brotzmann, Matthew Shipp ~ 61

Richard Carstens ~ Toronto Singer/guitarist with indie bands Madhouse, The Wammee, Granny & solo ~ 54

Bob Casale ~ Guitarist for American New Wave icons Devo ~ 61

Roy Cicala ~ American record producer and engineer, worked Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, David Bowie ~ 74

Lee Black Childers ~ New York Photographer of 1960's Andy Warhol and 1970's Punk Rock scenes ~ 68

Jerry Corbitt ~ Guitarist with 1960's Folk Rock band The Youngbloods ("Come Together")

Pierre Cullaz ~ French modern jazz guitarist and cellist ~ 78

Penny DeHaven ~ 1970's Country Singer & Hee Haw cast member ~ 65

George Donaldson ~ Scottish singer/Guitarist & Flutist with Celtic Thunder ~ 46

Arthur Doyle ~ American Jazz sax player and flutist ~ 69

Joe Evans ~ American Jazz Saxman, played with Jay McShann, Charlie Parker, Don Redman, Louis Armstrong, Mary Lou Williams, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Navarro, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ben Thigpen, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Lionel Hampton and Ivory Joe Hunter ~ 97

Phil Everly ~ American singer and musician with The Everly Brothers w/hits, "Cathy's Clown", "When Will I Be Loved", "Wake Up Little Suzi" ~ 74

King Fleming ~ Jazz/R&B pianist and band leader from the 1940's, 50's & 60's. Played with Wynonie Harris on Apollo, Johnny Alston and His Orchestra, Oliver "King" Perry's Pied Pipers ~ 91

Med Flory ~ American 1970's Jazz saxophonist with Supersax ~ 87

Buren Fowler ~ American rock and roll guitarist (Drivin' N Cryin', R.E.M.) ~ 54

Joe Frazier ~ Singer with 1960's folk trio The Chad Mitchell Trio ~ 77

Dennis Frederiksen ~ American rock singer (Angel, Le Roux, Toto) ~ 62

Anna Gordy Gaye ~ Soul songwriter and record company exec with Motown and later her own Anna Records. Sister of Barry Gordy and wife of Marvin Gaye ~ 92

Shane Gibson ~ Guitarist with American Nu Metal Band Korn ~ 35

Dave Gregg ~ Guitarist with Canadian Punk band D.O.A. ~ 54

Georges Hamel ~ Quebec country singer ~ 66

Al Harewood ~ Jazz drummer with Dexter Gordon, Stanley Turrentine & Ike Quebec ~ 90

Wayne Henderson ~ American Soul Jazz trombonist with The Jazz Crusaders ~ 74

Fred Ho ~ American Jazz Sax player, composer, music critic and political activist ~ 56

Kelly Holland ~ Singer with 1990's Southern Rock band Cry For Love ~ 52

Ronny Jordan ~ British modern jazz guitarist ~ 51

Frankie Knuckles ~ 1990's DJ & Producer, worked with Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Stansfield, Luther Vandross, Chaka Kahn, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Diana Ross, Micheal Jackson, Janet Jackson ~ 59

Gert Krawinkel ~ Guitarist with 1980's German New Wave group Trio ("Da Da Da") ~ 61

Joe Lala ~ Drummer with Manassas, Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, CSNY, Blues Image ~ 66

David Lamb ~ Singer/guitarist with American Folk/Rock Band Brown Bird ~ 35

Freddie "Fingers" Lee ~ British 1960's rock guitarist, played on recordings with Gene Vincent, Screaming Lord Sutch and Marty Wilde ~ 76

Selim Lemouchi ~ Guitarist and songwriter for Dutch Metal Band (The Devil's Blood ~ 34

Jason McCash ~ Bassist with American Doom Metal Band Gates Of Slumber ~ 38

Paddy McGuigan ~ Irish singer/songwriter with The Barleycom ~ 74

Jan Manschott ~ Drummer with Dutch hard rock band Normaal ~ 66

Bill Merritt ~ Bassist with 1970's rock folk-rock and country-rock bands Mood Jga Jga, Fabulous George and the Zodiacs, Be Bop Beluga, Rocky Rolletti and Prairie Dog, later co-founder of The Winnipeg Folk Festival ~ 66

Armando Peraza ~ Cuban-born American Latin jazz percussionist w/Santana ~ 89

Sean Potts ~ Tin Whistle player with Irish Folk band The Chieftains ~ 83

Duffy Power ~ British 1960's R&B singer with Graham Bond and The Paramounts ~ 72

Gene Pyrz ~ Canadian actor and rockabilly singer ~ 56

Doug Queen ~ Accordionist with Toronto Country/Rock band Jughead ~ 49

Frank Reed ~ Singer with 1970's Soul Group The Chi-Lights ~ 59

Bunny Rugs ~ Singer w/ Jamaican Reggae band Third World ~ 65

Masahide Sakuma ~ Keyboard player, bassist & guitarist with Japanese new wave band The Plastics and record producer ~ 61

Dave Sampson ~ English 1960's one-hit-wonder ("Sweet Dreams") ~ 73

Frankie Sardo ~ 1960's Pop singer ~ 77

Paulo Schrober ~ Guitarist for Brazilian Metal Band Almah ~ 40

Pete Seeger ~ Iconic American Folk Singer and Folklorist, played with The New Lost City Ramblers, The Weavers and Woody Guthrie, later recorded literally dozens of solo albums. Wrote songs such as "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "If I Had A Hammer" and "Turn Turn Turn" (later covered by The Byrds). Popularized songs like "We Shall Overcome" and "The Lion Speaks Tonight". Was also a leading civil rights activist from the 1940's on, was blacklisted by HUAC in the 1950's for over a decade. ~ 94

George Shuffler; Guitarist with Country/Bluegrass duos Stanley Bros, Bailey Bros ~ 88

Prince Philip Smart ~ Jamaican producer w/Lee Scratch Perry & King Tubby ~ 54

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith ~ Western Swing/Honk-Tonk guitarist/banjoist from the 1940's, 50's & 60's. Did the original versions of "Guitar Boogie" & "Dueling Banjos" ~ 94

Alice Herz-Sommer ~ Czech-British pianist, world's oldest Holocaust survivor, subject of Oscar winning documentary "The Lady in Number 6" ~ 110

Bud Spangler ~ Detroiy jazz drummer with Stan Kenton, Stan Getz, later record producer and radio host ~ 75

Marty Thau ~ New York music producer, promoter and founder of Red Star Records. Manager of The New York Dolls, producer of Suicide, Fleshtones, Brian Setzer ~ 75

Tabby Thomas ~ Louisiana swamp blues singer ~ 84

Trebor Jay Tichenor ~ American Ragtime and Dixieland pianist & composer ~ 74

Samong Traisattha ~ Singer with Thai Death Metal band Surrender Divinity ~ 36

Jay Traynor ~ Original singer with 1960's rock vocal groups Jay and the Americans and the Mystics. Later became a manager and promoter ~ 70

Cees Veerman ~ Singer/guitarist with Dutch 1960's Psyche-Pop band The Cats and The Mystic Four ~ 70

Tim Wilson ~ American Country Singer/Comic ~ 54

Jesse Winchester ~ Country/Folk singer/songwriter ~ 69

A Couple Of Toronto Music Figures Pass On

Richard Carstens ~ Singer/Guitarist with 1980's & 90's Indie Bands Madhouse, Wammee and Granny as well as solo ~ 54



Doug Queen ~ Accordionist with Country Rock Band Jughead, best known for "The Hockey Song" ~ 49

Monday, 3 March 2014

Pete Seeger ~ RIP

When Pete Seeger died recently at age 94 it obviously came as no surprise, he was 94 after all. The tributes were lengthy and well deserved, Pete Seeger was one of the truly towering figures of 20th century music.

On purely musical terms he was not especially note-worthy. His rather weedy voice and rudimentary guitar and banjo playing were not what made him important, it was his tireless work as a folklorist, civil rights leader and activist.

Born in Manhattan in 1919 of a middle-class family, his parents Charles and Constance were respected composers, musicologists and educators. Charles was also a pacifist who lost his job at University of California Berkley for his opposition to World War One, Pete's uncle Alan Seeger, a noted poet, died in that war. During the Roosevelt administration Charles got a job as an ethno-musicologist (a new discipline he helped pioneer) with the WPA as would John and Alan Lomax. Charles and Constance would divorce in 1932 and Charles would marry Ruth Crawford, a respected composer, and they would have four children, all of whom would become folk singers in their own lights.


In spite of this background young Pete did not immediately take to music as a career, although he did learn how to play guitar, banjo, ukulele, and harmonica, he instead trained as a journalist and painter. By 1938 however he had dropped out of college as he was spending too much time on political activities. He had become a supporter of left-wing causes; civil-rights, anti-war, pro-union, anti-facist, anti-racist and a supporter of the loyalists in the Spanish Civil War. He had also become a friend to left-wing folk singers like Woody Guthrie, Cisco Huston, Josh White, Harry McClintock and Leadbelly. Throughout the 1930's and 40's Seeger would play many rallies and benefits for various causes and in 1936 he joined the Communist Party. He would leave the party in the aftermath of World War Two (during which he enlisted in the Navy and spent the war entertaining the troops) differing over the party's slavish devotion to Stalin. In spite of this falling out, during the 1950's McCarthy Red Scare Seeger would steadfastly refuse to denounce his old comrades when called up to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1955. His refusal to answer HUAC's questions earned him ten one year jail sentences for contempt of congress. After a long court battle this sentence was overturned on appeal in 1962, during this time his movements were greatly restricted and his passport was revoked. Worse he found himself largely banned from the radio and TV and had many shows cancelled.


By this time he had become a well known musical figure. He formed the Almanac Singers in 1941 with Lee Hays and Millard Lampell and a revolving cast that would include the likes of Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston and Josh White. By 1950 the Almanacs had evolved into The Weavers including Seeger, Hays, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman. The Weavers would become the first successful folk group scoring several major hits with songs like "Goodnight Irene" (a cover of a Leadbelly song), "So Long It's Been Good To Know You" (by Guthrie), "Sixteen Tons" (by Merle Travis), "On Top Of Old Smokey", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "Turn, Turn, Turn" (later covered by The Byrds), "Kumbaya" and "Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)", a cover of a South African song by Solomon Linda later redone as a doo-wop song by The Tokens. Their "Live At Carnegie Hall" album was one of the biggest sellers of the 1950's. However the bans and blacklists as a result of HUAC effectively made it impossible to continue and Seeger left the group. The Weavers would struggle on for some time with various replacements but their place on the charts would be taken by the non-controversial Kingston Trio.


In the late 1950's and early sixties the blacklisted Seeger made ends meet as a music teacher and writing a column for for "Sing Out!" magazine. But his lifeline came when Folkways Records signed him to a contract by which would record as many as five albums a year. Even with no radio airplay he would play the college and coffee house circuit as the early 60's folk revival led to a revival. Seeger would play a prominent role in the 60's folk scene and would champion such younger singers as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Peter, Paul & Mary and Ramblin Jack Elliot as well as lesser known figures like The Hillmen (featuring future Byrd Chris Hillmen) and The Town Criers with future Jefferson Airplane founder Marty Balin. Equally important were older singers now being rediscovered such as Mississippi John Hurt, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Skip James, Merle Travis, Roscoe Holcombe, Reverend Gary Davis, Cousin Emmy, Doc Watson and The Stanley Brothers.


To promote folk music he started a new magazine, "Broadside" and hosted a syndicated TV show called "Rainbow Quest" which had most of the above singers as guests as well as younger singers like Johnny and June Cash, Donovan, Buffy St Marie, Tom Paxton and Judy Collins. Many of these shows are now available on DVD. He had earlier made a short documentary with Alan Lomax in 1947 which included Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee and Texas Gladden.


Pete Seeger never gave up his commitment to civil rights and the anti-war movement. He would continue to play rallies and protest marches, sometimes getting arrested well into his 80's. He would popularize the old black hymn "We Shall Overcome" as a civil rights anthem. In 1967 he was famously banned from TV for playing the anti-war song "Waist Deep In Big Muddy" on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Comedy Hour". After wide protest the network allowed him back on the show a year later. By the 1980's he would add the environment, anti-apartheid and farm-relief to his causes and he in fact played a Farm Aid benefit just a few months before his death joined onstage by Neil Young and Willie Nelson. Earlier in the year he had played at Occupy Wall street rallies. By that time he had recorded at least fifty albums both solo and with The Weavers.


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

A Few New Wave Figures Pass On

Scott Asheton; Drummer for Iggy & The Stooges and later The Sonic Rendezvous Band and Destroy All Monsters ~ 64;

THE STOOGES ~ "TV EYE" & "1970";
Bob Casale ~ Guitarist for American New Wave icons Devo ~ 61



Marty Thau ~ New York music producer, promoter and founder of Red Star Records. Manager of The New York Dolls, producer of Suicide, Fleshtones, Brian Setzer ~ 75





Gert Krawinkel ~ Guitarist with 1980's German New Wave group Trio ("Da Da Da") ~ 61

Buren Fowler ~ American rock and roll guitarist (Drivin' N Cryin', R.E.M. Peter Buck Band) ~ 54



Monday, 13 January 2014

And You Thought You Were Metal

This just in; (originally posted here and here)

"Fan Murders Black Metal Singer for Allegedly Being a False Satanist
Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 10:30AM
By Axl Rosenberg

“Fucked up” does not even begin to cover this story.

I’m not familiar with the Thai black metal band Surrender of Divinity, although I know Grim Kim is a fan; in any case, their 36-year-old vocalist, Samong Traisattha, was murdered last Wednesday, January 8, according to The Bangkok Post. The murderer is believed to be a fan named Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn, who Samong Traisattha’s widow, Jaruvan Surapol, says came to the house Wednesday night “to have some shirts screen-printed and to have a drink.” She went to put their child to bed; when she came back to the living room, she found her husband lying on the floor, dead, in a pool of his own blood, and Prakarn gone.

And this would obviously be horrible in and of itself no matter what, but the story has a even more unsettling twist: while the police continue to search for Prakarn, a Facebook user calling himself ”Maleficent Meditation” is claiming credit for the murder, and authorities believe that it is, indeed, legitimate. The page includes some incredibly graphic photograph’s of Samong Traisattha’s corpse, a description of how Prakarn stabbed Samong thirty times while the vocalist begged for his life, as well as an explanation as to his motive for the murder:

“I have intended to end my life since I was 25. Because I’ll die eventually, I want to drag down those who tarnish Satanism with me. But I refrained from killing women and children…In my view, I have more respect for devoted Buddhists, Christians and Muslims than those who call themselves Satanists without knowing anything about it… If I did not kill him, I’m sure he would be murdered by someone else later… above all else, Satan is not a toy. Do not call yourself a Satanist if you do not believe in Satan!!!”

So, basically, this was a religious murder, no different from any other violent crime committed in the name of the believer’s supreme deity of choice. What an incredible waste of life.

Those of you who would like to see the explicit photos of Samong’s body can do so here and here (links redacted) it should go without saying that they are NSFW, and not for the faint of heart."

NOTE; I went to the Facebook page (which amazingly hasn't been deleted yet, nice to see Facebook has standards) a copied the rambling confession. It's below both as it was posted in the original Thai and as translated.


สาเหตุที่ผมลงมือสังหารก็ไม่มีไรมากครับ ผมตั้งใจจะกระทำอัตวินิบาตกรรม (ฆ่าตัวตาย) ตอนอายุ 25 อยู่แล้ว ซึ่งไหนๆประเด็นหลักผมก็จะตายแล้ว เลยขอลงมือลากไอ้พวกที่นำแนวคิดของลัทธิซาตาน (Satanism) ไปแปดเปื้อนซะด้วยเลยสักศพสองศพ แล้วองค์ Satan ของจริง ก็มีสาส์นตอบกลับมาว่าเห็นชอบด้วย (ผมเป็นคนที่ทำสมาธิทุกวัน ทำสมาธิกำหนดลมหายใจ 30 - 60 นาที และเพ่งตัวเองหน้ากระจกอีก 30 - 60 นาที) แต่ผมละเว้นผู้หญิงและเด็กไว้ไม่ลงมือสังหาร แต่อย่างน้อยจะได้ให้มันรู้ซะบ้างว่าองค์ Satan ไม่ใช่ของเล่นที่พวกคุณจะเอาไปเล่นพร่ำเพร่อแล้ว Hail กันหน้าเวทีโดยที่ไม่ได้มีความศรัทธาอะไรกันจริง ซึ่งถ้าพวกคุณไม่ได้เชื่อในองค์ Satan และไม่ได้นับถือศาสนา นำองค์ Satan มาเป็น Symbol ลบหลู่ศาสนาอื่น พวกคุณก็เรียกตัวเองว่าเป็นอย่างอื่นไปก็ได้ ไม่ต้องดัดจริตมาเรียกตัวเองว่ามีแนวคิดแบบ Satanic แถมยังมาด่าองค์ Satan อีกว่า ผมไม่เชื่ออะไรในแม่งหรอก ตัวผมนี่แหละคือศรัทธาสูงสุด สวะ...... ด่าองค์ Satan ไม่พอ แล้วทำเป็นด่าศาสนาของคนนู้นคนนี้ ซึ่ง Satanist จริงๆ จะไม่ได้มีการด่ศาสนาอื่นพร่ำเพร่อไร้สาระแน่นอน เพราะในสายตาของผมคนพุทธ คริสต์ มุสลิม ที่ศรัทธาในแนวทางตัวเองอย่างแรงกล้าผมให้ความนับถือพวกนี้มากกว่าไอ้พวกที่หลอกตัวเองเรียก ตัวเองว่าเป็น Satanist แต่เสือกไม่ได้มีความรู้ห่าอะไรเลย มันเหมือนเป็นกระแสของพวกเด็กเห่อหมอยมากกว่า และผมเชื่อแน่ว่าถ้าผมไม่ได้เป็นคนลงมือฆ่า สักวันแม่งก็ต้องโดนคนพุทธ คนคริสต์ หรือคนมุสลิม เคร่งๆฆ่าตายอยู่ดีแน่นอนทั้งวง การลงมือสังหารครั้งนี้โดยตอนแรกผมตั้งใจว่าจะทำการสังหารสัก 20 - 30 ศพ แต่เนื่องด้วยสภาพการณ์ไม่สะดวก ตำรวจตั้งด่านกันเต็มเมือง แถมผมเป็นคนเดียวที่คิดวางแผนการณ์ลงมือสังหาร เลยสังหารเท่าที่จะกระทำได้ดีกว่า และเห็นในข่าวลงกันผิดๆ ว่าผมเป็นแฟนเพลงวง Surrender Of Divinity นี้ ผมขอตอบว่า ณ ปัจจุบันนี้ ผมไม่ได้เป็นแฟนเพลงไอ้วงแนวคิดสวะนี่เลย และอย่าเอากรณีนี้ไปเปรียบกับจอห์น เลนน่อนเลยครับต่างยังกับฟ้ากับเหว ฟังพวกวงกระแสทั่วไปที่เนื้อหาไม่ได้กล่าวถึงอะไรทางนี้ยังดีกว่าล้านเท่า และประเด็นที่ทางตำรวจตั้งไว้ว่าการฆ่านี้เกิดจากการกินเบียร์มึนเมาแล้วมีปากเสียงกัน ผมขอตอบว่าไม่ใช่ครับ เพราะผมตั้งใจที่จะไปฆ่ามันโดยเฉพาะอยู่แล้ว เตรียมมีดซ่อนไว้ด้านในเสื้อทหารไว้แล้วก่อนไป โดยทำฟอร์มว่าเอาเสื้อแจ๊คเก็ตไปให้ภรรยามันเพ้นท์ แล้วมันก็ชวนกินเบียร์ต่อ ซึ่งเข้าทางมากผมจะได้ยิ่งมีเวลารอตอนมันเผลอมากขึ้น และจะได้รอเวลาให้มันมืดด้วย และตอนระหว่างกินเบียร์กันนั้นก็ไม่ได้มีปากเสียงอะไรกันแต่อย่างใด อีกประเด็นที่มีโคตรมั่วเข้ามาว่าเรื่องค้ายากับชู้สาว ผมไม่เคยค้ายาเสพติดแต่อย่างใด และผมก็ไม่ได้มีแฟนมานานมากแล้วด้วยตั้งแต่ตอนต้นปี 2556 ปีที่แล้ว

ผมลงมือสังหาร ไอ้รัน แทงมันด้วยมีด ซึ่งข่าวบางเว็บลงผิดว่าผมแทงไปสามแผล แต่จริงๆ ผมซัดไปเกิน 30 ครั้งแน่ๆ และไม่ได้เป็นการปาดคอตอนเผลอด้านหลัง ผมยืนเผชิญหน้ามันควักมีดออกมาแล้วแทงที่คอรัวๆ เลยด้านหน้า ไม่มีปาด ไม่มีฟัน แทงทุกแผล และดูมันดิ้นรนกระเสือกกระสน คลานอย่างหมา ยกมือร้องขอชีวิต ตอนมันพูดว่า "อย่า" เสียงมันก็ออกมาแต่ลมแล้วพร้อมกับเลือดที่กระฉูดออกมา ตามคำที่มันพูด แต่ผมก็แทงมันซ้ำที่คอ ที่กระโหลก ซ้ำแล้วซ้ำอีก ซ้ำแล้วซ้ำอีก (บางครั้งมีดก็ติดกระโหลกก็ดึงออกยาก) ผมเพิ่งรู้ว่าการฆ่าคนด้วยมีดมันได้อรรถรส ความตื่นเต้น อารมณ์ มากกว่าการใช้ปืนยิงเยอะหลายสิบเท่า และพอทำเสร็จผมก็กลับมาทำสมาธิที่โรงแรมที่ผมเช่าไว้ต่อแบบสบาย และแน่นอนว่าผมไม่เสียใจในสิ่งที่ตัวเองทำลงไป

พวกเพื่อนของมันหรือครอบครัวมันอาจจะก่นด่าสาปแช่งผม แต่ผมว่าความตายเช่นนี้นี่แหละเหมาะสมกับคนปากดีเช่นมันแล้ว และเหนือสิ่งอื่นใด องค์ Satan ไม่ใช่ของเล่น ไม่เชื่อไม่ได้ศรัทธาอย่าเรียกตัวเองว่าเป็น Satanist !!!!! ผมไม่ใช่บุคคลประเภทโหด ไม่ได้เก๋า ไม่นักเลงโวยวายเสียงดัง แต่ความนิ่ง เลือดเย็น อำมหิต ผมมีแน่นอน

ชีวิตหลังความตายของผมนั้นผมคงไม่มีอะไรจะพูดมากนอกจากขอได้ไปอยู่ในดินแดนแห่งองค์ปีศาจ และจะใช้เวลาหลังความตายทำสมาธิต่อไป ไม่ว่าจะกี่สิบกี่ร้อยปี หรือกี่พันปี ตามเส้นทางของผม

อย่ากดคอมเม้นท์ หรือกดถูกใจสถานะนี้ผมแค่ต้องการชี้แจงเล็กๆเท่านั้น และขอบคุณที่อ่านจนจบ ขอทุกท่านไม่ว่าใครก็ตามที่อ่านข้อความนี้ จงยึดมั่นดำเนินเส้นทางของตนเองโดยไม่หลอกตัวเอง ทำในสิ่งที่ตัวคุณคิดว่าต้องทำ แล้วพบกันใหม่ถ้าเราได้อยู่มิติหลังความตายมิติเดียวกัน Hail Satan!!!

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It's their family, friends, or it could be a curse to curse me, but I dig out that death as well, such as foot-and-mouth man suits it, and above all. Satan was not part of the play. Do not believe do not believe do not call yourself a Satanist is not the kind of person I was very violent PC!!!!! Not loud, but not seasoned complain thugs stillness, of course, I had a ammahit cold blood.

Life after death of the hair that I have nothing to say but then I'd have to live in the land of demons and the element would take after death meditation. No matter how many hundred years or a thousand ten on my path.

Don't press them, this State is the element I just want to clarify a little, and thanks for reading until the end. All persons, regardless of whether anyone who read this message. You shall adhere to conduct his or her own path regardless of spoofing yourself. Do what you think needs to be done, and then we meet again if we have the same dimension after dimension Hail Satan!!!

Note that this was translated by Bing so it's a little clunky in places. Of course the fact that ”Maleficent Meditation" is clearly fucking nuts doesn't help. I also note that apparently the Thais spell "Hail Satan" using the Latin Script which seems oddly fitting.

Monday, 6 January 2014

The Everly Brothers And Some Other Early Rockers

Phil Everly died January 3 2014 at age 74. One half of the 1950's Everly Brothers duowith his brother Don who had iconic hits like "Cathy's Clown", "When Will I Be Loved", "Wake Up Little Suzi", "All I Have To Do Is Dream". They had massive hits on both side of the Atlantic and were cited as influences by the like of The Beatles (who they also toured with), Byrds, Hollies, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkle and Linda Ronstadt and later Rockpile (who both covered "When Will I Be Loved") for their harmony singing. Although they were too clean cut to be really be cool sex symbols.


Originally from Kentucky the Everly's actually came from a long tradition of Singing Brother Duos which included the Stanley Brothers, Louvin Brothers, Lilly Brothers, Delmore Brothers and The Monroe Brothers with relatively little R&B or Gospel influences and it's likely that they would have sounded pretty much the same even if Rock & Roll never happened.


In spite of their clean cut image the boys lived the rock and roll lifestyle. Like Elvis they spent a brief spell in the Army and then got hooked on speed. Don had at least one nervous breakdown. Divorces and fist fights followed until they effectively broke up in the 1970's. After middling solo careers they reformed but behind the scenes the brothers were not on speaking terms. I know someone who booked them in the 1980's and he told the story of working with them. They arrived in separate planes, stayed in separate hotels, they took separate taxis to the venue, skipped a sound-check, entered the stage from opposite sides and after the show they left that way. At no point did they actually speak to each other. They aren't the only duo who acted that way, Sam & Dave and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee did the same. Still they weren't actual brothers. That must have led to some awkward Christmases. Anyway they did apparently reconcile for good when they were invited on tour with Simon & Garfunkle in the 1990's.



Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith; Western Swing/Hinky Tonk guitarist from the 1940's, 50's & 60's. Did the original "Guitar Boogie" and "Dueling Banjos" ~ 93



George Shuffler, 88, Bluegrass guitarist w/The Stanley Brothers ("Man Of Constant Sorrow", "Pretty Polly", "Takes A Worried Man") & The Bailey Brothers ~ 88



King Fleming ~ Jazz/R&B pianist and band leader from the 1940's, 50's & 60's. Played with Wynonie Harris on Apollo, Johnny Alston and His Orchestra, Oliver "King" Perry's Pied Pipers ~ 91




Freddie "Fingers" Lee; British guitarist who played on 1960's recordings by Gene Vincent, Screaming Lord Sutch and Marty Wilde ~ 76





Ceer Veerman; Singer Guitarist with 1960's & 70's Dutch Psyche-Pop band The Cats and The Mystic Four ~ 70


Gary Burger; Singer with 1960's American/German Garage Band The Monks 72;



Jerry Corbitt ~ Guitarist with 1960's Folk Rock band The Youngbloods ("Come Together")


Monday, 30 December 2013

The People Who Died; 2013 Edition

Kent Abbott ~ Guitarist for Toronto Hardcore Band Grade ~ 32

Chrissy Amphlett ~ Australian singer for The Divinyls ("I Touch Myself") ~ 53

Patty Andrews ~ Singer with Swing Era voval trio The Andrews Sisters. Classic hits include "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" ~ 94

Peter Appleyard ~ Canadian Jazz Xylophone player ~ 84

Phil Baheux ~ Belgian heavy metal drummer (Channel Zero) ~ 45

Chris Bailey ~ Bassist for 1970's & 80's Australian Proto-Punk band The Angels, he had previously been in Mount Lofty Rangers with Bon Scott in 1974 ~ 62

Kenny Ball ~ English jazz trumpeter who had several hits in the 1960's ~ 82

Bob Beckham ~ 1960's country singer w/ hits "Just As Much As", and a version of Patsy Cline's "Crazy" ~ 86

Ronnie Biggs ~ English criminal (Great Train Robbery) and fugitive. Later recorded a sinlge with The Sex Pistols ~ 84

Claude Black ~ Jazz pianist w/Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery and Aretha Franklin ~ 80

Lorne Black ~ Bassist for American 1980's Hair Metal band Great White

Bobby Blue Bland ~ American Blues and R&B singer from the 1950's on with hits like "Turn On Your Lovelight", "Stormy Monday", "I'll Take Care Of You" ~ 82

Eddie Bond ~ 1950's Rockabilly singer from Sun Records ~ 79

Leroy Bonner ~ American funk singer and guitarist with 1970's R&B/Funk band The Ohio Players ~ 69

Jon Brookes ~ British drummer with Britpop band The Charlatans ~ 44

Billy Bowers ~ American gospel vocalist Blind Boys of Alabama ~ 71

Tony Brevet ~ Singer for 1960's & 70's Jamaican Ska/Rocksteady group The Melodians

Texas Johnny Brown ~ Blues singer/guitarist, played with Joe Hinton, Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Lavelle White, Buddy Ace and Junior Parker ~ 85

Precious Bryant ~ Folk Blues singer/guitarist ~ 71

Donald Byrd ~ American Be Bop Jazz trumpet player from the 1950s on. Played with John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk,Eric Dolphy and Art Pepper ~ 80

Clarence Burke, Jr., ~ Singer w 1970's Soul group The Five Stairsteps ~ 62

Clive Burr ~ Drummer for classic British band Iron Maiden ~ 56

Tomás Ó Canainn ~ Uilleann piper with 1960's & 70's Irish folk band Na Fili ~ 83

Oliver Cheatham ~ American R&B singer ("Get Down Saturday Night") ~ 65

Chi Cheng ~ Bassist for California Metal Band The Deftones (in a coma from a car crash since 2008) ~ 42

Charlie Chesterman ~ 1990's American alt-rock singer

Phil Chevron ~ Guitarist Irish band The Pogues ~ 56

Chorão ~ Singer for Brazilian Punk/Funk band Charlie Brown Jr. ~ 42

Jack Clement ~ American record and film producer, songwriter and singer (Sun Records, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, U2) ~ 82

Stompin Tom Connors ~ Legendary Canadian Folk/Country singer ~ 77

Lindsay Cooper ~ British rock and jazz bassoonist and oboist (Henry Cow, Comus, Feminist Improvising Group) ~ 62

Richard Coughlan ~ English drummer w/ U.K. Psyche/Prog Rock Band Caravan ~ 66

Dani Crivelli ~ Drummer for Swiss Metal Band Krokus

Mac Curtis ~ 1950's Rockabilly singer ~ 74

Jimmy Dawkins ~ 1970's Mississippi/Chicago Blues and R&B singer/guitarist with Delmark Records ~ 76

Brian Dawson ~ British folk singer and folklorist ~ 74

Bob Day ~ English singer with 1960's pop group The Allisons ~ 72

Dickie Dodd ~ Singer and drummer with 1960's Garage Band The Standells w/ classic songs "Dirty Water", "Good Guys Don't Wear White" and "Why Pick On Me", later played in Surf Bands The Belaires ("Mr. Moto") and Eddie & The Showmen ~ 68

Alastair Donaldson ~ Bassist for Scottish 1970's & 1980's Punk Band The Rezzilos ~ 58

Eddy Doorenbos ~ Dutch jazz singer and composer ~ 91

John Doyle ~ Singer/Guitarist with 1960's Miami Garage Punk band The Evil ~

Frank D'Rone ~ American 1950's Jazz singer ~ 81

George Duke ~ American Grammy Award-winning jazz fusion keyboardist, played with Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderly, Jon Luc Ponyt, Don Ellis ~ 67

Tom Ebbert ~ American trombonist (Dukes of Dixieland) ~ 93

Bob Engemann ~ Singer with 1950's Pop Vocal Group The Letterman w/hits like "Love is A Many Splendored Thing", "When I Fall In Love", "The Way You Look Tonight", and covers of pop hits ~ 76

Arash Farazmand ~ Drummer for Iranian alt rock band The Yellow Dogs ~ 28

Soroush Farazmand ~ Guitarist for Iranian alt rock band The Yellow Dogs ~ 26

Pat Fear ~ (Real name; Bill Bartell), Singer for California Punk/Hardcore/Parody band White Flag from 1982 on ~ 52

Jim Foglesong ~ Country Music Record Executive for various labels, signed Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Donna Fargo, Reba McEntire, the Oak Ridge Boys, Con Hunley, George Strait, Tanya Tucker, Sawyer Brown, Suzy Bogguss ~ 90

T Model Ford ~ Blues singer active since the 1940's discovered in 1995, recorded for Fat Possum Records ~ Aprox age, late 80's

Lage Fosheim ~ Singer for Norwegian 1980's Ska/Pop band The Monroes ~ 55

Chris Friedrich ~ Bassist for Alt Band Caspian ~ 33

Annette Funicello ~ 1950's & 60's TV and movie star of various "Beach Blanket" movies, also had a series of pop hit records ~ 70

Rex Garvin, 73, American 1950's & 60's R&B musician with hits "I Can't Sit Down" (as a duet Marie & Rex), "Over The Mountain, Across The Sea", by Johnnie and Joe, and his own 1966 recording "Sock It To 'Em J.B.", later recorded by The Specials. ~ 73

Eydie Gormé ~ American singer 1950's pop singer ("Blame It on the Bossa Nova") ~ 82

James Gray ~ Canadian country rock keyboardist for Blue Rodeo and Vital Sines ~ 52

Jack Greene ~ 1960's & 70's Country singer with hits w/ "There Goes My Everything" ~ 83

Trevor Grills ~ British singer with folk band The Fisherman's Friends ~ 54

Bengt Hallberg ~ Swedish Jazz pianist and accordianist, played with Clifford Brown, Stan Getz and Quincy Jones ~ 80

Chico Hamilton ~ American Jazz drummer and bandleader, also played with Eric Dolphy ~ 92

Jeff Hanneman ~ Guitarist for Thrash Metal Legends Slayer ~ 49

John Harrelson ~ Singer/Guitarist for 1960's L.A. Garage band The Southe and later solo ~ 62

Damon Harris ~ American soul and R&B singer with The Temptations during the early 1970's ~ 62

Jane Harvey ~ American Big Band jazz singer w/Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Desi Arnez ~ 88

Richie Havens ~ American folk/blues singer and guitarist, best known for opening gig at Woodstock ~ 72

Pete Haycock ~ English singer/guitarist with 1970's blues/rock band The Climax Blues Band and later ELO ~ 62

Donna Hightower ~ American 1960's & 70's R&B singer w/hit "The World's A Mess" ~ 86

Monroe Hopper ~ Singer with Southern Gospel group The Hoppers from the 1950's on ~ 86

Rick Huxley ~ English bassist with 1960's Beat Band The Dave Clark Five w/ hits like "Glad All Over", "Bits & Pieces", "I Like it Like That", "Catch us if You can" ~ 72

George Jackson ~ Rock and R&B singer and songwriter with hits like "Old Time Rock And Roll" (for Bob Seger), "One Bad Apple" (The Jackson Five) and "The Only Way Is Up" (Yazzoo) ~ 68

Roland Janes ~ 1950's Rockabilly guitarist for Sun Records, played with Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Rich, Sonny Burgess, Rayburn Anthony, Harold Dorman, later played with Mudhoney ~ 80

George Jones ~ Classic Country singer from the 1950's on. Had numerous hits including; "White Lightning", "Why Baby Why", "She Thinks I Still Care", He Stopped Loving Her Today", "The Race Is On" ~ 81

Andy Johns ~ Record producer for Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, Free, Humble Pie, Van Halen, Cinderella, LA Guns, Kiler Dwarves ~ 61

Virgil Johnson ~ Singer with Doo-Wop group The Velvets ~ 77

John Kalinowski ~ British rock and roll manager (Madness, Procol Harum, Van Morrison, The Kinks) ~ 66

Fred Katz ~ Jazz Cellist from 1950's on, also composed scores for Roger Coram films A "Bucket of Blood", "The Wasp Woman" and "Creature from the Haunted Sea" ~ 94

Chris Kelly ~ Rapper with 1990's pre-teen rappers Kriss Kross ~ 32

Joe Kelly ~ Guitarist for 1960's Chicago Garage Punks The Shadows Of Knight w/ hit version of "Gloria"

Bi Kidude ~ Zanzibari Taarab singer ~ c.100

Nick Keir ~ Scottish guitarist for Prog-Folk band The McCalmans ~ 60

Louis Killen ~ British transsexual musician, folk singer and songwriter ~ 79

Claude King ~ American country music singer ("Wolverton Mountain") ~ 90

Marilyn King ~ American singer and actress, last surviving member of 1940's and 50's pop vocal group The King Sisters ~ 82

Steve Knight ~ Keyboardist for 1960's & 70's band Mountain ~ 76

János Kőrössy ~ Romanian jazz pianist and composer ~ 86

Paul Kuhn ~ German Big Band Jazz leader ~ 85

Johnny Laboriel ~ Mexican rock 'n' roll singer ~ 71

Joey LaCaze ~ Drummer for American metal band Eyehategod ~ 42

Allen Lanier, 67, American rock keyboardist and guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult) ~ 67

Greg Lanier ~ Keyboardist with ZZ Top ~ 64

Dick LaPalm ~ American music producer and promoter (Count Basie, Nat King Cole) ~ 86

Roger LaVern ~ Keyboardist with British intsro band The Tornados ~ 75

Alvin Lee, singer guitarist for Blues Rock super group Ten Years After, best known for their epic performance at Woodstock ~ 68

Claudio Leo ~ Guitarist with Italian Goth-Metal band Lacuna Coil ~ 40

Chris Levoire ~ Guitarist for Toronto garage band The Mark Inside ~ 31

Curly Lewis ~ Fiddler for Bob Wills' Western Playboys ~ 88

Terry Lightfoot ~ British Dixieland Jazz clarinettist ~ 77

Jackie Lomax ~ British 1960's guitarist w/The Undertakers, also worked with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Gene Clark ~ 69

Mary Love ~ American soul and gospel singer ~ 69

Lewis Lymon ~ 1950's Doo Wop singer, brother of Frankie Lymon and replaced him in the Teenagers after he quit to go solo ~ 69

Gloria Lynne ~ 1960's Jazz & R&B singer and lyricist; "Watermelon Man" (w/Herbie Hancock) and several solo hits in the 1960's ~ 83

Marshall Lytle ~ Bassist with Bill Haley's Comets as well as his preceding band The Saddlemen. Also co-wrote "Crazy Man Crazy" and a few songs for Haley associated group The Jodimers including their big hit "Rattle Shakin' Daddy" ~ 79

Bernie McGann ~ Australian jazz alto saxophonist ~ 76

Hugh McCrackin ~ American Jazz, R&B and Fusion guitarist, played with Steely Dan

Floyd McCrea ~ Singer with 1950's Doo-Wop group, The Chords who did the original version of "Sh-Boom" later covered by The Crewcuts ~ 80

Mindy McCready ~ American country music singer ~ 37

Lawrence McKiver ~ American gullah singer (Gullah is a dialect spoken by the descendents of African slaves along the Carolina coastlines and islands ~ 97

Rita MacNeil ~ Nova Scotian Juno Award wining Folk and Country singer and TV show host ~ 68

Marian McPartland ~ British jazz pianist, writer, composer, and radio host, wife of American Jazz horn player Jimmy McPartland ~ 95

Magic Slim ~ Blues singer/guitarist and cousin of the great Magic Sam ~ 75

Gia Maione ~ Wife and singer for Louis Prima and his Orch ~ 72

Ray Manzarek ~ Keyboardist for 1960's stars The Doors, later produced first album by X ~ 74

Peppi Marchello ~ Singer/Guitarist with New Jersey garage band The Good Rats from the late 1960's to the 1990's ~ 68

Gypie Mayo ~ English guitarist w/ Dr Feelgood in the 1980's and later the reformed Yardbirds ~ 62

Eyob Mekonnen ~ Ethiopian reggae singer ~ 37

Scott Miller ~ Singer/guitarist for 1980's New Wave/Power Pop bands Game Theory, Loud Family and Alternate Learning ~ 53

Wayne Mills ~ American country music singer ~ 44

Yngve Moe ~ Norwegian bass guitarist (Dance with a Stranger) ~ 55

Jason Molina ~ American singer-songwriter with Songs:Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co. ~ 39

Rob Morsberger ~ Pianist w/ My Morning Jacket, Crash Test Dummies, Marshall Crenshaw, Jules Shear, Loudon Wainwright III ~ 53

Cordell Mosson ~ Bassist with 1970's R&B/Funk band Parliament-Funkadelic ~ 60

Sam Most ~ American Jazz Jazz flutist, played with Buddy Rich, Paul Quinichette and Teddy Wilson ~ 82

Albert Murray ~ American literary and jazz critic ~ 97

Junior Murvin ~ Jamaican reggae singer who did the original "Police and Thieves" later covered by The Clash~ 67

Alan Myers ~ Drummer for Ohio New Wave Band Devo ("Whip It", "Satisfaction", "Are We Not Men") ~ 58

Claude Nobs ~ Swiss founder and general manager of Montreux Jazz Festival ~ 76

Bernie Nolan ~ Irish singer for pop vocal group The Nolans ~ 52

Oophoi ~ Real name Gianluigi Gasparetti, Italian Ambient/Electra-Acoustic/New Age musician ~ 55

Patti Page ~ 1950's Pre-Rock Pop Singer w/hits "Tennessee Waltz", "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window", "Red Sails in The Sunset" ~ 85

Dennis Palmer, 56, American multi-insturmentalist w/ Improvisational Prog-Rock band Shaking Ray Levis ~ 56

Bobby Parker ~ 1960's American R&B singer/guitarist w/1961 hit "Watch Your Step" later covered by Spencer Davis Group, Dr. Feelgood, Steve Marriott and Carlos Santana ~ 76

Jody Payne ~ Guitarist with Willie Nelson's band ~ 77

Kevin Peek ~ Australian born guitarist for 1970's British Prog-Rock band Sky as well as session work w/Lulu,Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Cliff Richards ~ 66

Eddie Perez ~ Puerto Rican Grammy Award-winning salsa musician (El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico)

Jeanne Arland Peterson ~ American jazz pianist ~ 91

Gary Pickford-Hopkins ~ Welsh singer (Wild Turkey, Rick Wakeman) ~ 65

Andy Pierce ~ Vocalist w/Swedish Glam Metal Band The Nasty Idols ~ 45

Jimmy Ponder ~ Pittsburgh Jazz guitarist from the 1970's on. Played with Jimmy McGriff,Donald Byrd and Stanley Turrentine ~ 67

Nic Potter ~ British bassist with Prog Rock band Van der Graaf Generator ~ 61

Ray Price ~ 1950's and 60's Honky Tonk singer and pioneer of The Nashville Sound with a slew of hits including "Release Me", "Crazy Arms", "Heartaches by the Number", "For the Good Times" ~ 87

Anne Rabson ~ Singer and guitarist with Saffire; The Uppity Blues Women ~ 67

Bill Putt ~ Australian bassist with progressive rock bands Spectrum and Ariel ~ 66

Deke Richards ~ Songwriter and Producer for Motown. Wrote hits like "Love Child" for The Supremes and produced songs like "I Want You Back" and "ABC" for The Jackson 5 ~ 68

Roach ~ Bassist for Toronto Punk Band The Liquor Pigs ~ 44

Eivind Rølles ~ Guitarist with Norwegian Ska/Pop band The Monroes ~ 54

Phil Ramone ~ Record producer for Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand ~ 79

Lou Reed ~ Singer/guitarist with classic The Velvet Underground and solo ~ 72

Charlie Salmon ~ Singer/guitarist w/1980's Toronto Indie Band The Plasterscene Replicas

Wendy Saddington ~ Australian jazz and blues singer with fusion band Chain ~ 64

Ed Shaughnessy ~ Jazz and Swing drummer from the 1950's on; played with Benny Goodman, Dorsey Brothers, Gene Ammons, Roy Eldridge, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Shirley Scott, Horace Silver, Count Basie and Jimmy Smith among others. Later played with Doc Severnson's Tonight Show Band ~ 84

George Beverly Shea ~ Canadian/American Gospel singer ~ 104

Gary Shearston ~ Australian singer/songwriter, had a hit in the UK with a cover of "I Get A Kick Out Of You" ~ 74

Tony Sheridan ~ British 1960's Mersey Beat singer, had The Beatles as his back-up band and did their first recordings ~ 72

Bobby Smith ~ American singer with R&B The Spinners ~ 76

Cal Smith ~ 1950's Country singer ("The Lord Knows I'm Drinking", "Country Bumpkin" ~ 81

Jay Smith ~ Canadian guitarist with Matt Mays ~ 34

Johnny Smith ~ American guitarist who did the original version of the classic "Walk Don't Run" covered by The Ventures, Belaires, Shadows, Los Sraitjackets, and virtually every other surf band ~ 90

Neil Smith ~ Bassist for 1970's versions of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo ~ 59

Paul Smith ~ Jazz pianist from the 1940's to the 1980's w/Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Anita O'Day, Buddy DeFranco, Steve Allen, Stan Kenton, Mel Tormé ~ 90

Ronnie Splinter ~ Guitarist for 1960's Dutch garage band The Outsiders

Clyde Stacey ~ 1950's & 60's Oklahoma Country/Rock singer/guitarist ~ 77

Gordon Stoker ~ Singer with 1950's & 1960's Country/Rock and Gospel vocal group The Jordanaires ~ 88

Kerry Strayer ~ American saxophonist and bandleader ~ 56

Richard Street ~ R&B singer with the 1970's version of The Temptations ~ 70

Jim Sundquist ~ Guitarist for 1960's garage band The Fendermen ("Mule Skinner Blues" ~ 75

Paul Tanner ~ Big Band trombone player with Glenn Miller who later went on to pioneer the electro-theremin, which he played on Beach Boys records including "Good Vibrations" ~ 95

Janie Thompson ~ American singer w/ 1940's big band Ike Carpenter's Big Band ~ 91

Dan Toler ~ Guitarist with the Allman Bros Band ~ 64

Filip Topol ~ singer/pianist for Czech alt-rock band Psí Vojáci ~ 48

Stan Tracey ~ British Jazz pianist. Mostly solo but also played with Ronnie Scott, Carmen McRea, Ted Heath and Cab Calloway ~ 86

Ben Tucker ~ American Jazz Sax player w/ Quincy Jones & Dexter Gordon ~ 82

Bebo Valdés ~ Cuban latin jazz pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger from the 1940's on ~ 94

Arturo Vega ~ Mexican-born American punk graphic designer and artistic director for The Ramones ~ 65

Bernard Vitet ~ French Jazz trumpet player w/ Serge Gainsbourg,Yves Montand,Brigitte Bardot, Marianne Faithfull, Lester Young, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry, Chet Baker, Gato Barbieri, Jean-Luc Ponty, Django Reinhardt, Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler and The Art Emsemble Of Chicago. He also worked on film scores. ~ 77

Paul Walter ~ American singer with 1950's pop vocal group The Lettermen ~ 56

Cedar Walton ~ American Jazz Pianist from 1960's w/ The Jazztet ("Killer Joe"), John Coltrane, Don Ellis, Lee Morgan, Abbey Lincoln ~ 79

Virginia Waring ~ Pianist w/ her husband, Fred Waring's 1940's Big Band ~ 97

Butch Warren ~ BeBop Jazz bassist w/ Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Sonny Clark, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Jackie McLean, and Stanley Turrentine and Thelonious Monk ~ 74

Derek Watkins ~ British trumpeter, played on every James Bond movie ~ 68

Frank Wess ~ American Jazz saxman and flautist from the 1940's on, played with Billy Eckstine, Count Basie, Clark Terry, Mel Tormé, Ernestine Anderson ~ 91

Slim Whitman ~ Yodeling Country singer from the 1950's w/hits "Indian Love Call", "Rose Marie" ~ 90

Tommy Whittle ~ British jazz saxophonist w/Ted Heath and Benny Goodman ~ 87

Paul Williams ~ American music journalist & publisher for Crawdaddy!" and Bob Dylan biographer ~ 64

Pixie Williams ~ New Zealand 1950's pop singer, scored the first New Zealand based hit record with "Blue Smoke" in 1949 ~ 85

John Wilkinson ~ Rhythm guitarist w/Elvis Presley's TCB Band ~ 67

Bert Wilson ~ American jazz saxophonist ~ 73

Paul Wilson ~ Drummer for South African blues/rock band Southern Gypsey Queen ~ 29

Tim Wright, 61, American bass guitarist for New Wave bands Pere Ubu and DNA ~ 61

Robert Zildjian ~ American manufacturer of Sabian cymbals ~ 89