DEAD MUSICIANS 2017

 

 

 

 MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2017

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 7

NAT HENTOFF  /  DOWN BEAT, JAZZTIMES, VILLAGE VOICE, NYT, WSJ, CANDID RECORDS

JANUARY 15

TERRY CRYER  /  JAZZ & BLUES PHOTOGRAPHER 

JANUARY 16

WILLIAM ONYEABOR

CHARLES "BOBO" SHAW 

JANUARY 18

MIKE KELLIE

JANUARY 20

CHUCK STEWART  /  JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHER, OVER 2000 ALBUMS ON IMPULSE, CHESS, MERCURY, REPRISE, VERVE RECORDS / ESQUIRE, PARIS MATCH, THE NEW YORK TIMES  

JANUARY 21

JAKI LIEBEZEIT  /  TETE MONTOLIU, CHET BAKER, CAN, BRIAN ENO, JAH WOBBLE

MAGGIE ROCHE 

JANUARY 24

BUTCH TRUCKS

JANUARY 28

GEOFF NICHOLLS

JANUARY 31

JOHN WETTON  /  KING CRIMSON, ASIA, WISHBONE ASH, ROXY MUSIC, URIAH HEEP

FEBRUARY 4

SCULLY  (NOEL BATHOLOMEW SIMMS)  /  THE AGGROVATORS  / THE HEPTONES 

FEBRUARY 5

DAVID AXELROD

FEBRUARY 7

SVEND ASMUSSEN 

FEBRUARY 12

BARBARA CARROLL 

AL JARREAU

FEBRUARY 17

ALAN ALDRIDGE  /  THE BEATLES, APPLE CORPS

FEBRUARY 18

CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD

FEBRUARY 19

LARRY CORYELL  /  CHARLES MINGUS, CHET BAKER, JIM PEPPER, JCOA, EMILY REMLER

FEBRUARY 23

HORACE PARLAN  /  DEXTER GORDON, ROLAND KIRK, LANGSTON HUGHES, ARCHIE SHEPP, CHARLES MINGUS 

MARCH 3

MISHA MENGELBERG  /  ERIC DOLPHY, ICP, HAN BENNINK, LOUIS ANDRIESSEN

MARCH 11

EVAN JOHNS  /  THE H-BOMBS 

MARCH 16

JAMES COTTON

MARCH 17

DEREK WALCOTT  /  POET, WRITER, PLAYWRIGHT, PROFESSOR, NOBEL PRIZE 1992 / PAUL SIMON, DREADZONE  

MARCH 18

CHUCK BERRY

MARCH 20

BUCK HILL 

MARCH 23

ALAN GRIFFITHS

MARCH 27

ARTHUR BLYTHE  /  GIL EVANS, HORACE TAPSCOTT, WSQ, THE LEADERS 

APRIL 1

LONNIE BROOKS

BOB CUNNINGHAM 

YEVGENY YEVTUSHENKO 

APRIL 11

J. GEILS

APRIL 13

MIKA VAINIO / PAN SONIC

APRIL 14

BRUCE LANGHORNE

APRIL 15

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH

MAY 3

SAXA   (LIONEL AUGUSTUS MARTIN)  /  THE BEAT

C'EL REVUELTA  /  BLACK FLAG

MAY 8

DAVE PELL  /  ART PEPPER, PEPPER ADAMS, BENNY CARTER, MEL LEWIS, RED MITCHELL, JOHN WILLIAMS, SHORTY ROGERS, JIMMY GIUFFRE 

 MAY 14

TOM McCLUNG

MAY 17

CHRIS CORNELL  /  SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE, TEMPLE OF THE DOG

MAY 22

MICKEY ROKER  /  DIZZY GILLESPIE, ART FARMER, SONNY ROLLINS, HERBIE HANCOCK, GIGI GRYCE, HANK JONES

MAY 27

GREGG ALLMAN  /  ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

MAY 28

ELZBIETA CHOJNACKA

MAY 31

JIŘI BĚLOHLÁVEK

JUNE 13

ANITA PALLENBERG  /  ROLLING STONES, BARBARELLA, PERFORMANCE, THE LIVING THEATRE, ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY, JEAN-LUC GODARD - SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, CANDY 

JUNE 20

PRODIGY  /  MOBB DEEP, BUDD JOHNSON, FF COLLINS - THE CRYSTALS 

JUNE 27

GERI ALLEN  /  ORNETTE COLEMAN, BETTY CARTER, WOODY SHAW, CHARLES LLOYD

JUNE 28

PHIL COHRAN  /  SUN RA ARKESTRA, AACM, ARTISTIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE

GARY DeCARLO  /  STEAM

JULY 4

JOHN BLACKWELL  /  PRINCE, PATTI LaBELLE, BOOTSY'S RUBBER BAND

JULY 5

PIERRE HENRY  /  NADIA BOULANGER, OLIVIER MESSIAEN, PIERRE SCHAEFFER (ORPHÉE 53), MAURICE BÉJART - MESSE POUR LE TEMPS PRÉSENT (with MICHEL COLOMBIER, incl. PSYCHÉ ROCK), SPOOKY TOOTH

JULY 6

MELVYN "DEACON" JONES  /  BABY HUEY & THE BABYSITTERS, FREDDIE KING, JOHN LEE HOOKER, CURTIS MAYFIELD, ALBERT COLLINS, BUDDY MILES, GREGG ALLMAN, ELVIN BISHOP

JULY 12

JOE FIELDS  /  LAUNCHED MUSE / HIGHNOTE / SAVANT RECORDS, WORKED FOR LONDON, MGM, VERVE, PRESTIGE, SUE, BUDDHA, COBBLESTONE RECORDS 

RAY PHIRI  /  THE CANNIBALS, STIMELA, PAUL SIMON

JULY 13

EGIL KAPSTAD  /  CHET BAKER, KARIN KROG, RED MITCHELL, JAN ERIK VOLD

FRESH KID ICE  (THE CHINAMAN)  /  2 LIVE CREW

JULY 14

JULIA HARTWIG  /  POLISH POETESS

CLARA (CUQUI) NICOLA  /  CUBAN GUITARIST - CARLOS EMILIO MORALES (IRAKERE)

JULY 16

THOR LINDSAY  /  TIM/KERR, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS/KURT COBAIN, JOHN FAHEY, WIPERS, PERE UBU, RICHARD HELL, BUSH TETRAS, THE RAINCOATS, POISON IDEA, THE DANDY  WARHOLS

JULY 17

PETER PRINCIPLE  (PETER DACHERT)  /  POST-PUNK BASSIST & GUITARIST, TUXEDOMOON (JOINED 1979, AFTER REAGAN'S ELECTION BAND CHOSE EXILE IN EUROPE), ZOD (PSYCHEDELIC GARAGE ROCK BAND 1968), THE DOCTORS, THE MASTERS OF GNOSIS, PRODUCER  (MINIMAL COMPACT, MARINE, ISOLATION WARD)

JULY 19

BARBARA WELDENS  /  FRENCH SINGER ELECTROCUTED IN A CHURCH

BLAOUI HOUARI  /  ALGERIAN SINGER SONGWRITER, THE PRECURSOR OF RAI MUSIC, INFLUENCED KHALED, CHEB MAMI

JULY 20

JADWIGA SZUBARTOWICZ  /  POLISH SUPERCENTENARIAN (111), OLDEST PERSON IN THE NATION (WITNESSED THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION)

CHESTER BENNINGTON  /  US SINGER SONGWRITER, LINKIN PARK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, DEAD BY SUNRISE, KINGS OF CHAOS

JULY 21

ERROL DYERS  /  GUITAR, COMPOSER, CAPEJAZZ/GOEMA, ABDULLAH IBRAHIM, WINSTON MANKUNKU NGOZI

PAAPA YANKSON  /  GHANAIAN HIGHLIFE SINGER, SONGWRITER, WO YERE ANAA WO MAAME  

STUBBS  /  AMERICAN CAT, THE MAYOR OF TALKEETNA, ALASKA (JULY 1997-JULY 2017)

JULY 25

GURRUMUL  (GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU)  /  INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN

JULY 27

SAM SHEPARD  /  US PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR, DIRECTOR, DRUMMER, JAZZ, PUNK ROCK, PSYCHEDELIC FOLK, PATTI SMITH, CHARLIE MINGUS, HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS, BOB DYLAN, ROLLING THUNDER REVUE 

JULY 31

JEANNE MOREAU  /  ACTRESS, SINGER, ASCENSEUR POUR L'ÉCHAFAUD/ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS, MILES DAVIS 1957, LOUIS MALLE

CHUCK LOEB  /  JAZZ GUITAR, STEPS AHEAD, FOURPLAY, STAN GETZ, MICHAEL BRECKER, CHICO HAMILTON, HUBERT LAWS

AUGUST 1

GOLDY McJOHN  /  HAMMOND B3, STEPPENWOLF, STEVE MARRIOTT, HUMBLE PIE 

AUGUST 8

GLEN CAMPBELL  /  SINGER, GUITARIST, SONGWRITER, ACTOR, RHINESTONE COWBOY, SOUTHERN NIGHTS, EVERYBODY'S TALKIN' 

MARIÁN VARGA  /  COMPOSER, ORGANIST, COLLEGIUM MUSICUM

AUGUST 18

SONNY BURGESS  /   US FIRST GENERATION ROCKABILLY GUITAR/SINGER, THE ARKANSAS WILD MAN, WE WANNA BOOGIE/RED-HEADED WOMAN (COLIN ESCOTT: "IT WAS PUNK BEFORE PUNK, THRASH BEFORE THRASH"), SUN RECORDS, MEMPHIS, SAM PHILLIPS

AUGUST 22

JOHN ABERCROMBIE  /  JAZZ GUITARIST, COMPOSER, ECM, GIL EVANS, GATO BARBIERI, JACK DeJOHNETTE, DAVE HOLLAND, LEE KONITZ, KENNY WHEELER, CZESLAW NIEMEN, CHARLES LLOYD, PAUL BLEY, BOB BROOKMEYER, DREAMS, BRECKER BROTHERS, BILLY COBHAM, LARRY CORYELL, JOHN SCOFIELD, JOE LOVANO, ENRICO RAVA, MARK FELDMAN, JAREK SMIETANA

AUGUST 23

MIKE HENNESSEY  /  UK JAZZ PIANIST & JOURNALIST, THE BEATLES SPOKESMAN,  BIOGRAPHER (KLOOK on KENNY CLARKE, THE LITTLE GIANT on JOHNNY GRIFFIN) 

SEPTEMBER 3

WALTER BECKER  /  US JAZZ-INSPIRED SONGWRITER, GUITARIST, BASSIST,  STEELY DAN (DO IT AGAIN, REELIN' IN THE YEARS, BODHISATTVA, RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER), DONALD FAGEN,  RECORD PRODUCER (CHINA CRISIS - 1985, MICHAEL FRANKS), VICTOR FELDMANJIM GORDON, RANDY CALIFORNIA, CHUCK RAINEY

JOHN ASHBERRY  /  US POET, PULITZER PRIZE WINNER (1976)

DAVE HLUBEK  /  MOLLY HATCHET GUITARIST & FOUNDER (1971), SONGWRITER (FLIRTIN' WITH DISASTER, GATOR COUNTRY, FALL OF THE PEACEMAKERS, WHISKEY MAN)

JOHN BYRNE COOKE  /  US AUTHOR, MUSICIAN, PHOTOGRAPHER, GUITARIST, SINGER WITH CHARLES RIVER VALLEY BOYS (BLUEGRASS BAND), FAMILY: (RALPH WALDO EMERSON, ALISTAIR COOKE), JANIS JOPLIN'S MANAGER

SEPTEMBER 4

EARL "WIRE" LINDO  /  ORGAN, KEYBOARDS, GUITAR, BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS, BURNING SPEAR, TAJ MAHAL, COXSONE DODD'S STUDIO ONE

SEPTEMBER 5

HOLGER CZUKAY  /   BASS, GUITAR, KEYBOARDS, DRUMS, VOCALS, CO-FOUNDER OF GERMAN KRAUTROCK BAND CAN (NINE ALBUMS INCL. TAGO MAGO), (AMBIENT, WORLD MUSIC, SAMPLING, AVANT-GARDE),  BORN IN THE FREE CITY OF GDANSK, STUDIED UNDER KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN, COLLABORATIONS: JAH WOBBLE, DAVID SYLVIAN, BRIAN ENO, JAKI LIEBEZEIT, EURYTHMICS 

LEO CUYPERS  /  DUTCH COMPOSER AND PIANIST, WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF, MISHA MENGELBERG, THEO LOEVENDIE, 1981 LP HEAVY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN (UNHEARD MUSIC SERIES / ATAVISTIC)

RICK STEVENS  /  US R&B SINGER, TOWER OF POWER LEAD VOCALIST

SEPTEMBER 8

DON WILLIAMS  /  US COUNTRY SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST (I BELIEVE IN YOU) 

SEPTEMBER 11

VIRGIL HOWE  /  UK DRUMMER, KBDS, PRODUCER, CLUB DJ, RADIO DJ, THE KILLER METERS & LITTLE BARRIE BANDS, WORKED WITH FATHER STEVE HOWE (YES), BROTHER DYLAN HOWE, EDWYN COLLINS, PET SHOP BOYS, DEMIS ROUSSOS, PRODUCED YES REMIXES ALBUM 

SEPTEMBER 12

JESSI ZAZU  /  US SINGER, GUITATRIST (THOSE DARLINS FRONTWOMAN), GARAGE ROCK/ALT-COUNTRY/ROCKANDROLL, THREE ALBUMS (SOPHOMORE SCREWS GET LOOSE HAD "HOOKY, SAUCY, PUNKY SONGWRITING" ACC. TO ROBERT CHRISTGAU) SONGS: AIN'T AFRAID, OH GOD, IN THE WILDERNESS, DUI OR DIE, GLASS TO YOU

SEPTEMBER 14

GRANT HART  /  US HARDCORE PUNK DRUMMER, SINGER, CO-SONGWRITER WITH HC TRIO HÜSKER DÜ FORMED IN 1979 WITH GUITARIST/SINGER BOB MOULD AND BASSIST GREG NORTON (TURN ON THE NEWS ON ZEN ARCADE 1984 DOUBLE ALBUM), ALTERNATIVE ROCK SINGER, GUITARIST WITH HIS OWN TRIO NOVA MOB. RECORDED FOR NEW ALLIANCE RECORDS, SST.

SEPTEMBER 15

VIOLET BROWN  /  A SUPERCENTENARIAN AND THE OLDEST VERIFIED LIVING PERSON IN THE WORLD, BORN IN JAMAICA IN THE 19TH C., DIED IN JAMAICA IN THE 21ST. VIOLET BROWN LIVED 117 YEARS & 189 DAYS AND IS THE 5TH OLDEST PERSON IN RECORDED HISTORY

SEPTEMBER 17

LAUDIR DE OLIVEIRA  /  BRAZILIAN JAZZ & ROCK MULTIPERCUSSIONIST, PRODUCER, WORKED WITH SÉRGIO MENDES, MARCOS VALLE, CHICAGO 1973-1982, OFFICIAL MEMBER SINCE 1975 (IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW), PLAYED ON JOE COCKER'S HIT SINGLE FEELING ALRIGHT FROM HIS DEBUT ALBUM WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (REC. 1968), ALSO WAYNE SHORTER, NINA SIMONE, CARLOS SANTANA, GAL COSTA, FLORA PURIM, AIRTO MOREIRA, CHICK COREA

SEPTEMBER 18

PETE TURNER  /  US MASTER JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHER, IN 2006 PUBLISHED A PHOTOBOOK "THE COLOR OF JAZZ: ALBUM COVER PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETE TURNER" WITH THE FOREWORD BY QUINCY JONES. SOME OF HIS FAMOUS COVERS WERE: THE BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH BY OLIVER NELSON, FOCUS BY STAN GETZ, COLTRANE AND LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD BY JOHN COLTRANE, MONTREUX II BY BILL EVANS, SHE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME BY CHET BAKERMOTION BY LEE KONITZTHE QUINTESSENCE BY QUINCY JONES, BLUES FARM BY RON CARTER, WAVE BY ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM. MOSTLY WORKING FOR CREED TAYLOR, FOUNDER OF INFLUENTIAL RECORD LABELS IMPULSE! AND CTI (CREED TAYLOR INC.)

SEPTEMBER 19

JOHNNY SANDLIN  /  US GUITARIST, DRUMMER (IN HOUR GLASS WITH DUANE ALLMAN, GREGG ALLMAN), MIXING AT FILLMORE EAST (1971) AND EAT A PEACH (1972) AND PRODUCING BROTHERS AND SISTERS (1973) AND WIN, LOSE OR DRAW (1975) BY ALLMAN BROTHERS, PRODUCED THE SELF-TITLED ALBUM BY WIDESPREAD PANIC  (1991) INCL. PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM CLAXTON    

SEPTEMBER 22

ERIC EYCKE  /  HARDCORE PUNK SINGER WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (C.O.C.) 1983-1985 & ON THEIR DEBUT ALBUM EYE FOR AN EYE (1984) . THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP OF C.O.C. INFLUENCED BY HC BANDS LIKE BLACK FLAG, BAD BRAINS, GERMS, MINOR THREAT AND CIRCLE JERKS, ALSO BY BLACK SABBATH. THEY LATER WENT CROSSOVER THRASH AND METAL.

MIKE CARR  /  ENGLISH JAZZ ORGANIST, PIANIST AND VIBRAPHONIST, WITH ELDER BROTHER , TRUMPET LEGEND, IAN CARR, STARTED THE EmCee Five BAND WHICH INCLUDED JOHN McLAUGHLIN, RONNIE STEPHENSON, MALCOLM CECIL AND SPIKE HEATLEY (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ANOTHER LEGENDARY GROUP MC5), PLAYED IN RONNIE SCOTT'S TRIO AND ERIC BURDON BAND, RECORDED WITH PRINCE LASHA, DICK MORRISSEY AND JIM MULLEN.  

SEPTEMBER 23

CHARLES BRADLEY  /  US FUNK, SOUL AND R&B SINGER WITH CAREER 1965-2017 AND A DEBUT ALBUM NO TIME FOR DREAMING IN 2011!!!

OCTOBER 2

TOM PETTY  /  US ROCK / ROOTS ROCK AND HEARTLAND ROCK SINGER SONGWRITER, GUITARIST & MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, RECORD PRODUCER. LED TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS (THIRD ALBUM DAMN THE TORPEDOES WENT PLATINUM) HAD HITS LIKE LEARNING TO FLY OR INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN. PLAYED NO NUKES. WENT SOLO (SUPER HIT FREE FALLIN'). MEMBER OF GEORGE HARRISON'S GROUP THE TRAVELING WILBURYS WITH BOB DYLAN, ROY ORBISON AND JEFF LYNNE.

HE MET ELVIS AT 10 AND GOT HOOKED, BUT LATER IT WAS THE BEATLES THAT REALLY MADE HIM WANT TO START A BAND. AND LATE IN LIFE HE SAID THAT "ROLLING STONES WERE MY PUNK MUSIC".

SOLD OVER 80 MILLION RECORDS, BUT WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT, TRIED TO BE INDEPENDENT AND TO KEEP HIS ARTISTIC FREEDOM.

IN 1989 TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS INVITED THE REPLACEMENTS TO SUPPORT THEM ON THE WHOLE TOUR. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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