MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN AUGUST 2019

 

 

 

 

 

MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN AUGUST 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 1

D. A. PENNEBAKER  (94)  /  AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER. ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF DIRECT CINEMA FOCUSING ON PERFORMING ARTS AND POLITICS. IN 2013 RECEIVED AN ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD ("LIFETIME OSCAR"). SOME OF HIS CLASSIC FILMS WERE: DAYBREAK EXPRESS (1953 WITH MUSIC BY DUKE ELLINGTON), DON'T LOOK BACK (1965/1967 WITH BOB DYLAN), SOMETHING IS HAPPENING (1966, UNRELEASED, WITH BOB DYLAN), EAT THE DOCUMENT (1966, WITH BOB DYLAN), MONTEREY POP (1967/1968), SWEET TORONTO (1969/1971, WITH THE PLASTIC ONO BAND), ALICE COOPER (1970), KEEP ON ROCKIN' (1969, WITH LITTLE RICHARD), ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1973, WITH DAVID BOWIE), JIMI PLAYS MONTEREY (1986, WITH JIMI HENDRIX), SHAKE! OTIS AT MONTEREY (1987, WITH OTIS REDDING).   

 

 

AUGUST 3

DAMIEN LOVELOCK  (65)  /  AUSTRALIAN PUNK ROCK SINGER, SPORTS BROADCASTER AND WRITER. HE FRONTED THE PUNK ROCK BAND THE CELIBATE RIFLES FROM 1980. THE CELIBATE RIFLES FORMED IN SYDNEY IN 1979 AND OBVIOUSLY NAMED THEMSELVES AFTER SEX PISTOLS. LATER THEY WERE DESCRIBED AS POST-RADIO BIRDMAN SOUND.  IN MARCH 1982 THE CELIBATE RIFLES RECORDED AND RELEASED THEIR DEBUT FOUR-SONG EP "BUT JACQUES, THE FISH?" DIY STYLE.

 

 

AUGUST 7

DAVID BERMAN  (52)  /  AMERICAN SINGER SONGWRITER, GUITARIST, POET AND CARTOONIST. WROTE AND RECORDED SIX ALBUMS WITH HIS BAND SILVER JEWS. WROTE TWO BOOKS: ACTUAL AIR (1999) AND THE PORTABLE FEBRUARY (2009). HIS NEW BAND PURPLE MOUNTAINS RELEASED A DEBUT ALBUM IN JULY 2019. SOON AFTER THAT HE COMMITTED SUICIDE. BERMAN'S FIRST BAND ECTOSLAVIA INCLUDED STEPHEN MALKMUS AND BOB NASTANOVICH (LATER OF INDIE ROCK PAVEMENT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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