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Music Passings 2021

Don Maddox (1922-2021)

September 16
September 13
  • George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival (b. 1925)
September 12
  • Don Maddox of the Maddox Brothers and Rose (b. 1922)
September 11
September 10
September 8
  • Jerry Blair, former head of promotions at Columbia - COVID
September 7
September 6
September 5
September 4
September 3
  • Jochen Schroeder of Rage
  • Harry Coombs, Philadelphia International Records executive - pulmonary fibrosis/acute pulmonary hypertension (b. 1935)
September 2
  • Tom Beaudry (Kelly Green) of Frijid Pink
September 1
  • Carol Fran, Soul blues singer/songwriter (b. 1933)
September (Date Unknown)
August 30
August 29
August 27
August 26
August 25
August 24
August 23
August 22
August 21
August 20
August 18
August 17
August 15
  • Joey Ambrose of Bill Haley & the Comets (b. 1934)
  • Craig Carp, Country songwriter
August 14
August 13
August 11
August 9
August 8
August 7
August 6
August 4
August 3
  • K-HAND, born Kelli Hand, First Lady of Detroit Techno (b. 1965)
  • Jim Femino, Songwriter - Heart attack (b. 1952)
August 1
July 31
  • Charles Connor, Drummer for Little Richard - Normal pressure hydrocephalus (b. 1935)
July 28
July 27
July 26
July 25
July 24
July 22
July 21
July 20
July 17
July 16
July 14
July 11
  • Andy Williams of Casting Crowns - Motorcycle Accident (b. 1972)
July 10
  • Byron Berline, fiddler - Stroke (b. 1944)
  • Barbara "Bibs" Allbut Brown of the Angels (b. 1940)
  • Chris Hutka of The Bunny The Bear
July 8
July 5
July 4
June 29
June 28
June 27
June 26
June 23
June 22
June 19 or 20
June 9
  • Juan Nelson of Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals (b.1958)
June 8
June 7
June 5
May 31
  • Lil Loaded (born Dashawn Robertson) - Suicide (b. 2000 or 2001)
May 29
May 26
  • Patrick Sky (born Patrick Linch) - Prostate & bone cancer, Parkinson's disease (b. 1940)
May 25
May 24
May 23
May 22
May 20
May 19
May 16
May 15
May 12
  • Bob Koester, founder of Delmark Records - Stroke (b. 1932)
May 8
  • Curtis Fuller, Jazz trombone, member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (b. 1932)
May 3
  • Lloyd Price - Complications of Diabetes (b. 1933)
  • Ed Ward, writer, original founder of SXSW (b. 1948)
  • Phil Naro of Talas - Tongue Cancer (b. 1958)
May 2
  • Tommy West of Cashman & West, producer (b. 1942)
  • Joel Chadabe, founder of the The Electronic Music Foundation - Pancreatic Cancer (b. 1938)
  • Marcel Stellman, producer & lyracist (b. 1925)
May 1
April 30
April 29
April 27
  • Anita Lane of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (b. 1960)
April 26
  • Al Schmitt, Producer & recording engineer (b. 1930)
April 25
April 23
April 22
  • Shock G (born Gregory Jacobs) of Digital Underground (b. 1963)
April 20
  • Joe Long of the Four Seasons - COVID (b. 1941)
  • Les McKeown of the Bay City Rollers (b. 1955)
April 19
April 18
April 17
  • Black Rob (born Robert Ross) - Kidney failure (b. 1969)
April 16
April 15
  • Pat Rizzo, Saxophone for Sly & the Family Stone, War - Cancer (b. 1941)
April 14
April 9
  • DMX (born Earl Simmons) - Overdose (b. 1970)
April 7
April 4
April 2
April 1
April - Date TBD
March 31
  • Cleve Hall, Special effects for Alice Cooper, Kiss - Congestive heart failure (b. 1959)
March 30
March 28
  • Malcolm Cecil of The Jazz Couriers & Blues Incorporated, producer of 70's Stevie Wonder Albums (b. 1937)
March 26
March 25
March 23
  • George Segal, actor, member of the the Imperial Jazzband - Complications of bypass surgery (b. 1934)
  • Connie Bradley, Former President ASCAP Nashville (b. 1945)
  • Ethel Gabriel, First female producer at RCA, produced Elvis (b. 1921)
  • Don Heffington of Lone Justice - Leukemia (b. 1950)
March 20
March 19
  • Gary Leib, Musician, cartoonist, animator (b. 1955)
March 18
March 17
March 15
March 14
March 12
  • Sally Grossman, wife of Albert Grossman & pictured on Dylan's "Bringing it All Back" (b. 1939)
March 11
March 10
  • Randy Myers, Songwriter of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" (b. 1947)
March 7
March 6
March 5
March 4
  • Alan Cartwright of Procol Harum - Stomach cancer (b. 1945)
  • Bhaskar Menon, CEO of EMI & credited with breaking Pink Floyd (b. 1934)
  • Barbara Ess, Artists & musician in No Wave bands Static and Y Pants (b. 1948)
March 2
March 1
February 28
  • Ian North of Milk 'N' Cookies - Heart attack (b. 1952)
February 26
  • Bob James of Montrose - Complications of a stomach ulcer (b. 1952)
February 24
February 23
  • Sean Kennedy, Australian bands Deez Nuts & I Killed the Prom Queen (b. 1985)
February 20
  • Gene Taylor of the Blasters and the Fabulous Thunderbirds (b. 1952)
February 18
February 17
February 16
  • Carman (born Carman Dominic Licciardello), Gospel Hall of Fame Member - Complications from surgery (b. 1956)
  • Henry Goldrich, Owner of Manny's Music in Manhattan (b. 1932)
February 15
February 14
February 13
February 12
  • Louis Clark, String arranger for ELO and "Hooked on Classics" (b. 1947)
  • Russ Thyret, Former Chairman & CEO of Warner Bros. Records (b. 1944)
  • Milfrod Graves, Jazz Drummer - Amyloid cardiomyopathy (b. 1941)
  • Rupert Neve, Recording studio pioneer (b. 1926)
February 9
February 8
February 7
February 5
  • Stefan Crush of The Men They Couldn't Wear Hats - Heart attack (b. 1960)
February 4
February 3
February 2
  • Danny Ray, Master of Ceremony and Cape Man for James Brown (b. 1935)
January 30
  • Sophie (born Sophie Xeon) - Accidental fall (b. 1986)
January 29
January 28
  • Rick Shaw of the Hillside Singers and the Shaw Brothers (b. 1942)
January 24
January 22
  • James Purify of James & Bobby Purify - COVID-19 (b. 1944)
January 21
  • Randy Parton, Country singer-songwriter, brother of Dolly Parton - Cancer (b. 1953)
  • Keith Nichols, British jazz band leader - COVID-19 (b. 1945)
January 18
January 17
January 16

January 14

  • Duranice Pace of the gospel group the Anointed Pace Sisters (b. 1958)
  • Larry Willoughby, Country singer, VP of A&R at Capitol Records - COVID-19 (b. 1950)
January 13
  • Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Cactus - Cancer (b. 1944)
  • Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls - Cancer (b. 1951)
  • Duke Bootee (born Edward Fletcher), Rapper, writer of "The Message" - Congestive heart failure (b. 1951)
January 12
  • Shingoose (born Curtis Jonnie) - COVID-19 (b. 1946)
January 11
January 10
January 8
January 7
January 3
January 2
January 1

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