MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN JUNE 2019

 

 

 

MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN JUNE 2019

 

 

 

JUNE 4

MIKEY DEES  (48)  /  (MIKEY NELSON) AMERICAN HARDCORE PUNK SINGER AND GUITARIST. LEAD SINGER AND CO-FOUNDER OF FITZ OF DEPRESSION AND MEMBER OF THE STUNTMEN (ON BASS). DEES FORMED FITZ OF DEPRESSION IN OLYMPIA, WASH. IN 1988 WITH JIM KOONTZ AND CRAIG BECKER. DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM IN 1991 (MEAT), THEN LET'S GIVE IT A TWIST (1995) AND SWING (1996) BOTH ON OLYMPIA INDIE LABEL K RECORDS. 

 

 

JUNE 6

DR. JOHN  (77)  /  (MALCOLM JOHN REBENNACK) AMERICAN SINGER AND SONGWRITER, WHOSE MUSIC USED BLUES, JAZZ, POP, BOOGIE-WOOGIE AND ROCK AND ROLL. A POPULAR SESSION MUSICIAN ALL HIS LIFE (BEGINNING IN THE LATE 1950's), MADE HIS DEBUT ALBUM AS A LEADER IN 1968 (GRIS-GRIS ON ATCO). 

 

 

JUNE 9

BUSHWICK BILL  (52)  /  (REAL NAME RICHARD STEPHEN SHAW)  JAMAICAN-AMERICAN RAPPER AND RECORD PRODUCER. ONE OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE PIONEERING HIP HOP / HARDCORE HIP HOP BAND FROM TEXAS CALLED GETO BOYS (INITIALLY GHETTO BOYS). BUSHWICK BILL TOGETHER WITH SCARFACE AND WILLIE D. (BOTH OF WHOM JOINED IN 1989)  MADE THE CLASSIC LINEUP OF THE GROUP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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