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2016 R.I.P.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:48 am
by john poole
The No Depression site has posted the annual extensive list of the year’s musical losses including from yesterday, Allan Williams - “The Man Who Gave the Beatles Away”. Clicking on the names links to a relative obituary.
http://nodepression.com/article/memoriam-2016-0

And below - some others who also passed on during the year but not included in the No Depression list (unless I missed them) -

January
Pierre Boulez (composer)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24118
Curtis Potter (country singer)
http://archive.reporternews.com/enterta ... 80511.html

February
Bruce Lacey (Fairport Convention’s ‘Mr. Lacey’)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... -of-a-kind
C.L. Blast (soul singer)
http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2016 ... a_voi.html
Winstone “Merritone” Blake (sound system operator)
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertai ... ke-is-dead
Pierre Perrone (writer and obituary specialist)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24232


March
Claus Ogerman (arranger; composer)
http://www.jazzwax.com/2016/10/claus-ogerman.html
Philip Townsend (photographer)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... d-obituary
Ned Miller (‘From a Jack to a King’)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24216
Pete Anders (songwriter - Anders & Poncia; the Tradewinds)
http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2016/03 ... winds.html
Breathless Dan Coffey (pioneer dealer in rockabilly records)
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/g ... lly_scene/
Phil Humphrey (the Fendermen)
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3585


April
Papa Wemba (“The KIng of Rhumba Rock”)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24206
Phil Ryan (Man)
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/ ... uary#img-1


May
Madeleine LeBeau (last surviving member of “Casablanca” cast)
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/m ... pain-at-92
Reggie Torian (joined the Impressions in 1973)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24223
“Whispering” Paul McDowell (the Temperance Seven)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24233
Isao Tomita (electronic music composer)
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/201 ... Gat6sOLTnA
Joe Temperley (baritone sax)
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/ ... y-obituary
David King (designer & photographer incl. LP sleeves for the Who & Jimi Hendrix)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... g-obituary
Jimmy Powell (the 5 Dimensions)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24254
Johnny Sea(y) (country singer)
https://www.musicrow.com/2016/05/lifeno ... sion-dies/
Tim Feild; later Reshad Feild (The Springfields)
http://beshara.org/news/tributes-to-reshad-feild/

June
Karl Dallas (writer)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24279
Amjad Sabri (murdered Qawwali singer)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24286
Mike Hart (the Liverpool Scene; “Mike Hart Bleeds”)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24291
Clint West (‘Another Saturday Night’)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24289

July
Ei Rokusuke (co-writer of ‘Sukiyaki’)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24301
Billy Name (photographer of the Velvet Underground)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... er-dies-76
Corry Brokken (first - and next year last - place in the Eurovision song contest)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24297
Keith Gemmell (Audience)
http://theafterword.co.uk/farewell-keith-gemmell/
Melvin Goins (bluegrass)
http://bluegrasstoday.com/melvin-goins-passes/
Marianne Ihlen (Leonard’s muse)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2 ... -obituary/


August
Louis Smith (trumpet)
http://wemu.org/post/remembering-louis- ... r#stream/0
Juan Gabriel (Mexico’s best selling artist of all time)
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 66-w436711


September
Richard Neville (Oz magazine)
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/ ... e-obituary
Joe Jeffrey (‘My Pledge of Love’)
http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2016/09 ... ge-of.html
Amy van Singel (co-founder of “Living Blues” magazine)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24377


October
Issa Bagayoyo (“Mali Koura”)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24396
Bobby Wellins (tenor sax)
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/ ... s-obituary
John “Buck” Ormsby (the Fabulous Wailers)
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-new ... ock-titan/


November
Martin Stone (Mighty Baby; Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24420
Victor Bailey (bass)
http://jazztimes.com/articles/172679-ba ... dies-at-56


December
Ralph Johnson (the Impressions during 1973-6 and later)
http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2016/12 ... sions.html
Junaid Jamshed (Pakistani singer & songwriter)
http://www.livemint.com/Sundayapp/cRNSE ... ation.html
Esma Redzepova (“The Queen of Gypsy Music”)
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/ ... roma-gypsy

R.I.P.