Dance Macabre

Dance Macabre

Saturday, 2 July 2011

The people who died 2010 edition

Debbie Abono ~ Manager for metal bands Sepultura, Exodus, Skinlab, Possessed ~ 80

Glen Adams ~ Jamaican Ska/Reggae organist w/ Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters ~ 65

Francisco Aguabella ~ Cuban-American jazz percussionist w/Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Sanatmaria, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra ~ 84

Ahmad Alaadeen ~ Kansas City jazz sax player w/ Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Jay McShann, Ella Fitzgerald, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Eddie Vinson, and Motown singers Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Sam Cooke ~ 76

Fred Anderson ~ Chicago avant garde jazz sax player, founder of Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) ~ 81

Arrow ~ Montserratian soca musician ("Hot Hot Hot") ~ 60

Bill Aucoin ~ Manager for Kiss ~ 66

Danny Bank ~ Big band sax player w/ Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, and Paul Whiteman ~ 87

Ron Banks ~ Singer w/ Soul group The Dramatics ~ 58

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vleit) ~ 1960's & 70's avant garde rock/blues singer and painter ~ 69

Micheal Been ~ American singer/songwriter w/1980's power pop band The Call ~ 60

Jack Berntsen ~ Norwegian folk singer ~ 69

Jo Jo Billingsley ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd back up vocals ~ 58

Bus Boyk ~ Country fiddler w/ Ray Price ~ 92

Jack Brokensha ~ Australian born vibe player w/ Motown house band The Funk Brothers ~ 84

Ken Brown ~ English bassist w/ The Quarrymen ~ 70

Marion Brown ~ Jazz bassist w/ John Coltrane, Archie Shepp ~ 79

Slim Bryant ~ Country singer guitarist w/ Jimmy Rodgers ~ 101

Jon Bunch ~ Big band pianist w/ Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson ~ 88

Iain Burgess ~ English/American record producer and engineer w/Big Black, Naked Raygun, The Effigies, Ministry, Breaking Circus, The Didjits, Jawbox ~ 46

Solomon Burke ~ 1960's Soul singer ("Everybody needs somebody to love") ~ 70

Stuart Cable ~ Welsh drummer w/ Stereophonics ~ 40

Hadley Caliman ~ Bebop and fusion sax and flute player w/Dexter Gordon, Carlos Santana, Joe Henderson, Earl Hines, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer ~ 78

Fred Carter Jr. ~ Nashville producer/guitarist w/ Levon Helm, Charlie McCoy, Ronnie Hawkins, Dale Hawkins, Conway Twitty, Muddy Waters, The Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Robbie Robertson ~ 76

Larry Cassidy ~ Bassist w/ British Factory Records post punk band Section 25 ~ 56

Bobby Charles ~ 1950's New Orleans R&B singer w/ Chess Records, did the original version of "See ya later alligator" ~ 71

Vinnie Chas ~ Bassist w/ 1980's hair metal band Pretty Boy Floyd

Alex Chilton ~ Singer w/ The Box Tops and Big Star ~ 59

Ian Christie ~ English trad jazz clarinetist ~ 82

Peter Christopherson (A.K.A. Sleazy ~ Keyboardist and graphic artist w/ Throbbing Gristle, Coil and Chris & Cosey ~ 55

Tony Clarke ~ Guitarist, Bassist and Producer w/ The Moody Blues, Rick Wakeman & Clannad ~ 68

Jim Clench ~ Bassist w/ April Wine and B.T.O. ~ 61

Devon Clifford ~ Canadian drummer w/ You Say Party! We Say Die! ~ 30

Hank Cochran ~ 1950's and 60's country singer ~ 74

Herb Cohen ~ Manager for Frank Zappa ~ 77

King Coleman ~ 1950's r&b singer ("Mashed Patatos") and radio dj ~ 78

Addison Junior Collins ~ French horn player w/ Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, Glen Miller ~ 82

Catfish Collins ~ Guitarist w/ James Brown Bootsy Collins, Parliament/Funkadelic ~ 66

Buddy Collette ~ Jazz sax player w/ Charles Mingus ~ 89

Rich Cronin ~ American pop singer w/ LFO ~ 36

Larry Dale ~ American 1950's blues guitarist w/ Mickey Baker and pianist Champion Jack Dupree ~ 87

Brian Damage ~ Drummer w/ Punk bands Verbal Abuse, Genocide, The Skulls, The Fuzztones, The Misfits ~ 46

Makh Daniels ~ American heavy metal singer w/Early Graves ~ 28

Sir John Dankworth ~ English jazz sax player husband of Cleo Lane ~ 82

Tomas Dask ~ Singer/guitarist/pianist w/ Slovak art rock band The Bridgeheads ~ 25

Jimmy Dean ~ Country singer ("Big Bad John") ~ 81

Cherie De Castro ~ Singer w/ The De Castro Singers ~ 82

Rick Delvy ~ Drummer w/ Surf band The Bel Airs (Mr. Moto") and The Challengers ~ 67

Bob Demmon ~ Guitarist for 1960's Colorado surf band The Astronauts ~

Chris Dedrick ~ American musician for jazz pop band The Free Design and composer for Ray Bradbury Theatre ~ 62

Ronnie James Dio ~ Metal singer w/ Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio ~ 67

Diz Disley ~ Canadian/British jazz/folk guitarist w/ violinist St├ęphane Grappelli. and Nigel Kennedy ~ 78

Bill Dixon ~ Avant Garde Jazz trumpet and piano player w/ Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp ~ 84

Martin Drew ~ English jazz drummer w/ Oscar Peterson and Ronnie Scott ~ 66

Mike Edwards ~ Sax player w/ ELO ~ 62

Kenny Edwards ~ Singer/guitarist w/ 1960's country rock band The Stone Poneys ~ 64

Herb Ellis ~ Jazz guitarist w/ Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Sweets Edison, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, The Casa Loma Orchestra ~ 88

Norm Ezell ~ Guitarist for 1960's Oklahoma pop group The Five Americans ~ 68

Bobby Farrell ~ Boney M singer ~ 61

Doug Fieger ~ Singer/songwriter w/ The Knack ~ 57

Dave Fisher ~ American folk singer (The Highwaymen) ~ 69

Dannie Flesher ~ Co-Founder of Waxtrax Records

Mallia Franklan ~ Singer w/ P-Funk ~ 57

James Freud ~ Bass and vocals for 1980's Australian band The Models ~ 51

Pauly Fuemana ~ Singer w/ New Zealand pop duo OMC ~ 40

Harvey Fuqua ~ American r & b singer (The Moonglows), and record producer w/Marvin Gaye ~ 80

Hotep Idris Galeta ~ South Africa jazz pianist w/ Hugh Masekela and the Byrds ~ 69

Mondine Garcia ~ French Gypsy jazz guitarist ~ 75

Al Goodman ~ Soul singer w/ Ray, Goodman and Brown ~ 67

Whitey Grant ~ Guitarist w/ country duo Whitey and Hogan ~ 94

Paul Gray ~ American heavy metal bassist Slipknot ~ 38

Mick Greene ~ Guitarist w/ 1960's U.K. bands Johnny Kid & The Pirates, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas ~ 65

Guru ~ American rapper w/Gang Starr ~ 48

Walter Hawkins ~ American gospel music singer ("Oh Happy Day") ~ 61

Bo Hansson ~ Swedish jazz organist ~ 67

Peter Herbolzheimer ~ Romanian/German jazz trombonist w/ Stan Getz, Nat Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Toots Thielemans, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves, Chaka Kahn ~ 74

Lena Horne ~ Jazz singer ~ 92

Jake Hanna ~ Jazz drummer w/ Woody Herman, Marian McPartland, Maynard Ferguson ~ 78

Dale Hawkins ~ 1950's rockabilly singer ("Susie Q") ~ 73

Noah Howard ~ Free jazz sax player ~ 67

Alistair Hulett ~ Scottish/Australian folk singer ~ 57

Andy Hummel ~ Bassist w/ Big Star ~ 59

Ruby Hunter ~ Australian aboriginal folk/rock singer ~ 54

Marvin Isley ~ American bassist The Isley Brothers ~ 56

Gregory Issacs ~ Jamaican reggae singer ~ 59

Robbie Jansen ~ South African jazz and pop sax palyer with Juluka ~ 60

Mitch Jayne ~ Bluegrass banjoist w/The Dillards ~ 82

Otto Joachim ~ German-Canadian violinist and electronic music composer ~ 99

Dick Johnson ~ Big Band clarinet player w/ Artie Shaw, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett ~ 84

Eddie Johnson ~ Sax palyer w/ Louis Jordan, Cootie Williams, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald ~ 89

General Johnson ~ 1970's soul singer/songwriter and producer with The Chairmen of The Board ~ 69

Dorthy Jones ~ Singer w/ 1950's & 60's R&B vocal group The Cookies and Ray Charles' backup group The Raylets. Sang on "The Locomotion" ~ 76

Hank Jones ~ American jazz pianist w/Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach ~ 91

Micky Jones ~ Singer/guitarist w/ Welsh prog rock band Man ~ 63

Ben Keith ~ Lap steel player w/ Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Ian and Sylvia, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, The Band, Paul Butterfield, Crosby Stills and Nash, JJ Cale ~ 73

Gene Kelton ~ Texas Rockabilly & Blues singer/guitarist ~ 55

Reg King ~ Singer w/ English 1960's R&B band The Action ~ 65

Ted Kowalski ~ Canadian singer w/ Doo Wop band The Diamonds ~ 79

Fud LeClerc ~ Belgian 1950's & 60's pop singer/pianist, first singer to score nul points at Eurovision Contest in 1963~ 86

Georgia Lee ~ Jazz and blues singer ~ 89

Steve Lee ~ Singer w/ Swiss hard rock band Gotthard ~ 47

Gene Lees ~ Canadian jazz critic and historian, biographer of Oscar Peterson and Woody Herman ~ 82

Gery Lecker ~ Drummer with 1970's Montreal punk band The Chromosomes

Herman Leonard ~ American jazz photographer ~ 87

Big Tiny Little ~ Pianist w. Lawrence Welk and Dick Dale ~ 79

Abbey Lincoln ~ Jazz singer ~ 80

Mark Linkous ~ Singer/songwriter w/ Sparklehorse and The Dancing Hoods ~ 47

Les Lockridge ~ Singer/guitarist w/ Southern Rock band Buckacre ~ 62

Gene Ludwig ~ Jazz organist w/ Arthur Prysock, Sonny Stitt, Leslie West ~ 72

Judy Lynn Kelly ~ Grand Ole Opry ~ 74

Johnny Maestro ~ American Doo-Wop singer w/The Crests, The Brooklyn Bridge ~ 70

Dick Maloney ~ Ottawa big band singer and radio dj ~ 77

Teena Marie ~ Motown singer/guitarist ~ 55

Malcolm McLaren ~ British musician and band manager Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Bow Wow Wow ~ 64

Rob McConnell ~ Canadian big band leader and trombonist w/ The Boss Brass ~ 75

Kate McGarrigle ~ Canadian folk singer w/ The McGarrigall Sisters mother of Rufus Wainright ~ 63

Carole McGoldrick ~ American singer w/ 1960's girl group The Secrets ~ 66

Busi Mhlongo ~ South African jazz singer ~ 62

Mitch Miller ~ 1950's pop producer record exec w/ Marty Robbins, Guy Mitchell, Rosemary Clooney ~ 99

Randy Miller ~ Drummer for Seattle band The The Myriad ~ 39

Sugar Minott ~ Jamaican reggae singer ~ 54

Willie Mitchell ~ 1960's R7B band leader and producer and founder of Hi Records w/ Al Greene ~ 81

Alexander Monin ~ Singer w/ Russian metal band Kruiz ~ 56

James Moody ~ Jazz sax and flute player ~ 85

Ian Morris ~ Guitarist and producer w/ 1980's New Zealand power pop band Th' Dudes ~ 53

Buddy Morrow ~ 1940's big band trombone player ~ 91

Paulo Moura ~ Brazilian saxophonist and clarinetist w/ Cannonball Adderley ~ 77

Sam Mtukudzi ~ Zimbabwean jazz sax and guitarist ~ 21

Martin Mulloy ~ Singer and banjoist w/ Irish folk band The Mulloy Brothers ~ 58

Jamil Nasser ~ Jazz bassist w/ Ahmad Jamal, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins ~ 77

Shirley Nelson ~ Country singer and ex-wife of Willie Nelson ~ 78

Steve New ~ (A.K.A. Stella Nova) Guitarist w/The Rich Kids, Sid Vicious, Iggy Pop, PIL ~ 50

George Newcom ~ American 1960's psyche drummer (The Loading Zone) ~ 63

Owsley ~ Guitarist w/Amy Grant, Shania Twain, Wynonna Judd ~ 44

Chick Parker ~ Bassist w/ Toronto 1970's punk bands the Ugly, ZRO4, Arson, Screamin' Sam, Dick Duck & The Dorks

Johnny Parker ~ English Jazz pianist w/ Humphery Littleton ~ 80

Richard Edwin Parris jr. ~ Guitarist w/ Grunge band Animal Bag ~ 46

Don Partridge ~ English one man skiffle band ~ 68

Walter Payton ~ Jazz bassist w/ The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Harry Conick jr., Aaron Neville, Champion Jack Dupree, Lee Dorsey ~ 68

Tony Peluso ~ Pop record producer w/ The Carpenters ~ 60

Teddy Pendergrass ~ 1970's soul singer ~ 59

Mimi Perrin ~ French jazz singer & pianist w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles ~ 84

Phillip Petty ~ American bassist w/ Southern Rock band Point Blank ~ 59

James Phelps ~ Gospel singer w/ The Soul Singers ~ 78

Bill Phillips ~ American 1960's country singer ~ 76

Greg Pianka ~ Bassist w/ Hair metal band Dirty Looks ~ 35

Trudy Pitts ~ Jazz organist w/ Sonny Stitt and Ben Webster ~ 76

Eddie Platt ~ 1950's & 60's R&B sax player ~ 88

Benny Powell ~ Jazz trombonist w/ Count Basie & Lionel Hampton ~ 80

Morris Pert ~ Scottish pianist and drummer w/Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Mike Oldfield, Peter Gabriel, Bryan Ferry, Phil Collins, Talk Talk ~ 62

Jim Pugliano ~ American drummer w/ The Jaggerz ~ 63

Pete Quaife ~ Kinks bassist ~ 66

Paul Quarrington ~ Canadian novelist, and songwriter ~ 56

Jay Reatard ~ (real name Jimmy Lindsay) Garage Punk singer/guitarist w/ The Reatards & Lost Sounds ~ 29

Susan Reed ~ American 1950's and 60's folk singer and harp and zither player ~ 84

George Richey ~ Nashville country songwriter and record producer, husband of Tammy Wynette ~ 74

Steve Reid ~ Jazz drummer w/ Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown, Fela Kuti, Sun Ra and session drummer w/ Motown ~ 66

Nick Santo ~ Singer with Doo-Wop band The Capris ("Morse code of love") ~ 69

Derf Scratch ~ Bassist w/ L.A. punk band Fear ~ 58

John Sekula ~ Guitarist for metal band Mushroomhead ~ 41

Lhasa De Sela ~ Mexican/American/French/Canadian singer songwriter ~ 37

William Shakespeare ~ Australian 1970's glam rock singer ~ 61

Eric Shark ~ Singer w/ U.K. pre punk band Deaf School (real name Thomas Davis) ~ 59

Gary Shider ~ Guitarist w/ Parliament Funkadelic ~ 56

Gregory Slay ~ Drummer w/ American band Remy Zero ~ 40

Mississippi Slim ~ American blues singer ~ 66

Carl Smith ~ 1960's Country singer ~ 82

Myrna Smith ~ Backup singer with Elvis Presley and co-writer w/ Brian Wilson ~ 69

Little Smokey Smothers ~ Blues singer/guitarist ~ 71

Peter Steele ~ Singer and bassist w/ Type O Negative and Carnivore ~ 48

Knut Stensholm ~ Norwegian drummer (w/ 1970's band Sambandet) ~ 56

Steve Strayhorn ~ American drummer w/ 1970's Prog Rock band A Full Moon Consort ~ 56

Monty Sunshine ~ English 1950's jazz clarinetist w/ Chris Barber ~ 82

Lynn Tait ~ Trinidadian/Canadian reggae guitarist w/ Derrick Morgan, Desmond Dekker, Lee Perry, Ken Boothe, Bob Marley, Johnny Nash ~ 75

Billy Taylor ~ American Jazz pianist/composer w/Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis. House pianist at Birdland. Won a Grammy, Emmy and Peabody Awards. ~ 89

Dennis Taylor ~ Nashville sax player w/ Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Delbert McClinton, Buckwheat Zydeco ~ 56

Tony Taylor ~ Singer for metal band Twisted Tower Dire ~ 42

Antoine "Tony" Thibodeaux ~ Cajun fiddle player 72

Ed Thigpen ~ Jazz drummer w/ Oscar Peterson, Cootie Williams. Ella Fitzgerald ~ 79

Judge Trevor Thoms ~ English prog rock guitarist w/ Hawkwind and The Pink Fairies, tour manager w/ Black Sabbath, Saxon, Manowar ~ 60

Ari Up ~ Singer w/ English punk band The Slits ~ 48

Malcolm Vaughn ~ English 1950's pop singer ~ 80

Lolly Vegas ~ Guitarist w/ 1970's rock group Redbone ~ 70

Ann Vervoort ~ Belgian singer w/ Milk Inc. ~ 33

Carlos Torres Vila ~ Agentine folk singer ~ 63

Luigi Waites ~ Jazz drummer and vibe player w/ James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Jon Luc Ponty ~ 82

Albertina Walker ~ Gospel singer ~ 81

Phillip Walker ~ Blues singer/guitarist ~ 73

George Webb ~ English trad jazz pianist ~ 92

Fred Wedlock ~ English folk singer ~ 67

Alan Weir ~ Drummer for the underrated 1960's Scottish Mod group The Poets. No big hits but "That's the way it's gonna be" has turned up on many Nuggets comps and in the film "Factory Girl".

George David Weiss ~ American composer ("What a wonderful world", "Can't help falling in love" accused of falsely taking credit for "The Lion sleeps tonight") ~ 74

Ed Wiley jr. ~ 1950's r&b sax player w/Jackie Brenston ("Rocket 88"), Earl Hooker, Piney Brown, The Moonglows ~ 80

Harold "Ivory" Williams, Jr. ~ Keyboardist w/ Miles Davis and Rev. James Cleavland ~ 60

Robert Wilson ~ Singer/guitarist w/ 1970's funk band The Gap Band ~ 53

Gus Williams ~ Australian Aboriginal country singer ~ 73

Bernard Wilson ~ Singer w/Harold Melvin's Blue Notes ~ 64

Ed Wilson ~ Singer/songwriter w/ 1960's Brazilian rock band Renato e seus Blue Caps ~ 65

Tom Winslow ~ American folk blues guitarist/singer ~ 69

T Bone Wolk ~ Bassist w/ Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin, Guy Davis, Billy Joel ~ 58

Wolly Wolstenholme ~ Keyboardist w/ English Prog Rock band Barclay James Harvest ~ 63

Marva Wright ~ American blues singer ~ 62

Sandra Wright ~ Blues and Gospel singer ~ 61

Rual Yarbourgh ~ Bluegrass banjoist ~ 80

Mike Zwerin ~ Cool jazz trumpet and tronbone player w/ Miles Davis "Birht of the cool" and Maynard Ferguson ~ 79

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