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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Obituaries for musicians in 2018

Last Update: 27/04/2018 - Total (up to now): 73. If you can contribute with more data, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com
April/2018: March/2018: February/2018:
  • James Nixon (vocals) (Death: 28/February/2018)
  • Played in: James Nixon Band

  • Eddy Amoo (vocals / guitar) (Death: 23/February/2018 - Birth: 05/May/1944)
  • Played in: The Real Thing / The Chants
    Appears in albums along with: Martin Drover, Graham Jarvis, Gordon Hunte, Chris Mercer

  • Norm Rogers (drums) (Death: 19/February/2018)
  • Played in: The Jayhawks / The Cows

  • Didier Lockwood (violin) (Death: 18/February/2018 - Birth: 11/February/1956)
  • Played in: Didier Lockwood Group / Magma / Alain Caron Band / Fusion / Gordon Beck Group / Billy Cobham Band / Mike Stern Group / A Gathering Of Minds
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Cornell Dupree, Brian Godding, Allan Holdsworth, Ray Warleigh
    Appears in albums along with: Harry Beckett, Nat Peck

  • Boyd Jarvis (producer) (Death: 16/February/2018 - Birth: 26/October/1958)

  • Little Sammy Davis (harmonica) (Death: 16/February/2018 - Birth: 28/November/1928)
  • Played in: Earl Hooker Band

  • Klaasje Van Der Wal (bass) (Death: 13/February/2018)
  • Played in: Shocking Blue

  • Scott Boyer (guitar) (Death: 13/February/2018 - Birth: 1947)
  • Played in: Cowboy / The Decoys / Gregg Allman Band / The Travelers / The Bitter Ind / The 31st Of February
    Appears in albums along with: Tom Dowd, Delaney Bramlett, Andrew Love, Tom Coyne, Hank Crawford, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Cornell Dupree, Eddie Hoh, Bob Johnston, Bobby Keys, George Marino, Hugh McCracken, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Lew Soloff

  • Daryle Singletary (vocals) (Death: 12/February/2018 - Birth: 10/March/1971)
  • Played in: Daryle Singletary Band

  • Tom Rapp (vocals / guitar) (Death: 11/February/2018 - Birth: 08/March/1947)
  • Played in: Pearls Before Swine / Tom Rapp Band
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Buttrey

  • Johann Johannsson (keyboards) (Death: 09/February/2018 - Birth: 19/September/1969)

  • Craig MacGregor (bass) (Death: 09/February/2018 - Birth: 13/September/1949)
  • Played in: Roger Earl´s Foghat / Foghat / The Kneetremblers / Swan

  • Pat Torpey (drums) (Death: 07/February/2018 - Birth: 13/December/1953)
  • Played in: Mr Big / Odd Man Out / Impelliteri / John Parr Band / Belinda Carlisle Band / Roger Daltrey Band / Montrose / Richie Kotzen Band / The Exile Social Club / The Knack / Robert Plant Band / Pat Torpey Band
    Appears in albums along with: Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, Laurence Cottle

  • Mickey Jones (drums) (Death: 07/February/2018 - Birth: 10/June/1941)
  • Played in: Bob Dylan Band / First Edition / Trini Lopez Band / Johnny Rivers Band
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Kenny Buttrey, Ric Grech, Levon Helm, Ian McLagan
    Appears in albums along with: Kenny Buttrey, Bob Johnston, Levon Helm

  • Zeno Roth (guitar) (Death: 05/February/2018 - Birth: 30/June/1956)
  • Played in: Black Angel / Zeno

  • Leon Ndugu Chancler (drums) (Death: 03/February/2018 - Birth: 01/July/1952)

  • Dennis Edwards (vocals) (Death: 01/February/2018 - Birth: 03/February/1943)
  • Played in: Dennis Edwards Band / The Temptations / The Contours
    Appears in albums along with: Bob Babbitt, Leon Ndugu Chancler

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Harvey Schmidt, Wim Claes, DJ Kuya, Roy McDonald, Stormin MC, Heli Laats, Al Garner, Nuray Hafiftas, Carmela Rey, Billy Johnson, Jan Maxwell, Vic Damone, Algia Mae Hinton, Lovebug Starski, Ebony Reigns, Nelson Cooke, Fedora Aleman, Jockie Soerjoprajogo, Leif Rygg, Mowzey Radio.
January/2018:
  • Eddie Shaw (vocals / sax) (Death: 29/January/2018 - Birth: 20/March/1937)
  • Played in: Howlin´ Wolf Band / Eddie Shaw Band / Muddy Waters Band

  • David Zard (producer) (Death: 27/January/2018)

  • Grant Fell (bass) (Death: 27/January/2018)
  • Played in: Headless Chickens
    Appears in albums along with: Ivan Zagni

  • Floyd Miles (***lv*gu*dr***) (Death: 26/January/2018 - Birth: 13/April/1943)
  • Played in: Gregg Allman Band / Floyd Miles Band / Universals / Clarence Carter Band
    Appears in albums along with: Warren King, Byrd Foster

  • John Morris (arranger) (Death: 25/January/2018 - Birth: 18/October/1926)

  • Mark E Smith (vocals) (Death: 24/January/2018 - Birth: 05/March/1957)
  • Played in: Vinx Band / The Fall
    Appears in albums along with: Leon Ndugu Chancler

  • Hugh Masekela (trumpet) (Death: 23/January/2018 - Birth: 04/April/1939)
  • Played in: Hugh Masekela Band / Jazz Epistles
    Appears in albums along with: Madeline Bell, J J Cale, Sergio Castillo, Laurence Cottle, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Stevie Lange, Andrew Love, Hugh McCracken, Carlos Vega, Joanne Williams, Snooky Young

  • Lari White (vocals) (Death: 23/January/2018 - Birth: 13/May/1965)
  • Played in: Lari White Band
    Appears in albums along with: Robin Gibb

  • Billy Hancock (bass) (Death: 22/January/2018 - Birth: 04/November/1946)
  • Played in: The Fallen Angels / Danny Gatton Band / Billy Hancock Band

  • Preston Shannon (vocals / guitar) (Death: 22/January/2018 - Birth: 23/October/1947)
  • Played in: Preston Shannon Band
    Appears in albums along with: Andrew Love

  • Mario Guccio (vocals) (Death: 20/January/2018)
  • Played in: Machiavel

  • Jim Rodford (bass) (Death: 20/January/2018 - Birth: 07/July/1941)

  • Terry Evans (backing vocals) (Death: 20/January/2018 - Birth: 14/August/1937)
  • Played in: Ry Cooder Band / Terry Evans Band / The Coasters / The Knights / John Fogerty Band
    Appears in albums along with: Leon Ndugu Chancler, Johnny Winter, Tom T-Bone Wolk, Albert Aarons, J J Cale, Tom Coyne, Dana Gillespie, Andrew Love, George Marino, Bud Shank, Snooky Young

  • Steve Nisbett (drums) (Death: 18/January/2018 - Birth: 15/March/1948)
  • Played in: Steel Pulse

  • Christian Burchard (drums) (Death: 17/January/2018)
  • Played in: Embryo

  • Edwin Hawkins (vocals) (Death: 15/January/2018 - Birth: 19/August/1943)
  • Played in: Edwin Hawkins Singers
    Appears in albums along with: Barry De Souza, Hugh McCracken, Caleb Quaye

  • Dolores O´Riordan (vocals) (Death: 15/January/2018 - Birth: 06/September/1971)
  • Played in: The Cranberries / Dolores O´Riordan Band
    Appears in albums along with: Harry Beckett, J J Cale

  • Marlene VerPlanck (vocals) (Death: 14/January/2018 - Birth: 11/November/1933)
  • Played in: Marlene VerPlanck Group / Charlie Spivak Group / Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
    Appears in albums along with: Hank Jones, Joe Wilder, Al Caiola, Sonny Igoe, Hugh McCracken, Derek Smith

  • Paul Dunkel (flute) (Death: 14/January/2018 - Birth: 22/July/1943)

  • Eddie Clarke (guitar) (Death: 10/January/2018 - Birth: 05/October/1950)
  • Played in: Fastway / The Muggers / Motorhead / Curtis Knight Band / Blue Goose / Continuous Performance / The Bitter End / Eddie Clarke Band
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Nick South
    Appears in albums along with: Neil Murray, Ronnie James Dio, Pete Haycock

  • Denise La Salle (vocals) (Death: 08/January/2018 - Birth: 16/July/1939)
  • Played in: Denise La Salle Band
    Appears in albums along with: Andrew Love

  • France Gall (vocals) (Death: 07/January/2018 - Birth: 09/October/1947)
  • Played in: France Gall Band
    Appears in albums along with: Carlos Vega, Jimmy Horowitz, Mick Grabham, Francis Monkman, Joanne Williams

  • Chris Tsangarides (producer) (Death: 06/January/2018 - Birth: 17/August/1956)
  • Appears in albums along with: Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain, Rod Coombes, Barry De Souza, Les Hurdle, Francis Monkman, Madeline Bell, Doreen Chanter, Ronnie James Dio, Martin Drover, Kay Garner, Mick Grabham, Bob Jenkins, George Marino, Ian McLagan, Neil Murray, Tim Renwick, Derek Watkins, Geoff Whitehorn

  • Jimmy Robinson (engineer) (Death: 06/January/2018 - Birth: 29/July/1950)
  • Appears in albums along with: Bob Welch, Tom Dowd, Martin Drover, Andy Johns, Joe Lala

  • Ray Thomas (flute) (Death: 04/January/2018 - Birth: 29/December/1941)
  • Played in: Moody Blues / Ray Thomas Band / The Saints And Sinners / The Ramblers / El Riot And The Rebels / Krew Cats
    Appears in albums along with: Pip Williams, Jo Partridge, Marcus Belgrave, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Lesley Duncan, Lew Soloff, Joanne Williams, Snooky Young

  • Tony Calder (producer) (Death: 02/January/2018 - Birth: 27/June/1943)
  • Appears in albums along with: Barry Reynolds, Steve York

  • Rick Hall (producer) (Death: 02/January/2018 - Birth: 31/January/1932)
  • Appears in albums along with: Andrew Love, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Tom Dowd, Delaney Bramlett, Cornell Dupree, Eddie Hoh, Phil Ramone

  • Robert Mann (violin) (Death: 01/January/2018 - Birth: 19/July/1920)
  • Played in: Juilliard String Quartet
    Appears in albums along with: Laurence Cottle, Ray Warleigh

  • Dahaud Shaar (drums) (Death: January/2018)
  • Played in: Van Morrison Band / Terry & The Pirates / Chrysalis / Etta James Band / Saturday Night Live Band
    Other members of these same bands already covered here: Doreen Chanter, Martin Drover, Bernie Holland, Big Jim Sullivan
    Appears in albums along with: Jim Dewar, Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner, Jim Rothermel

  • Other musicians that passed away this month, but I probably won´t cover them here: Del Delker, Leah LaBelle, Hwang Byungki, Mark Salling, Asmund Bjorken, Coco Schumann, Neil Harris, Buzz Clifford, Sabar Koti, Tommy Banks, Lyudmila Senchina, Aleksandrs Kublinskis, Shorty Castro, Ceylon Manohar, Fredo Santana, Augusto Polo Campos, Madalena Iglesias, Shammi Akhtar, Buddhadev Das Gupta, Khadija Abdullahi Daleys, Tzimis Panousis, Alfred Morris III, Buster Stiggs, Mikio Fujioka, Yon Koeswoyo, Rayya Elias, Joseph Gunduza Magigwani, Radha Viswanathan, Teddy Edelmann.

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