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Necrology: 2011


  • Alarie-Simoneau, Pierrette, Canadian coloratura, later director and teacher, d. 7/10/2011 in Victoria, BC at 89; b. Pierrette Marguerite Alarie 11/9/1921 in Montreal, Quebec. New York Times online, 7/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/arts/music/pierrette-alarie-simoneau-canadian-soprano-dies-at-89.html}; Opera, v. 62 no. 10, October 2011.

  • Aldredge, Theoni Vachliotis, theatrical costume designer, d. 1/21/2011 in Stamford, CT at 88; b. 8/22/1922 in Salonika, Greece. New York Times online, 1/21/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/arts/design/22aldredge.html}.

  • Alejandro, Gustavo, Mexican musician, d. 1/17/2011 in Guadalajara at 35. NYDailyNews.com, 1/18/2011 {http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/01/18/2011-01-18_musicians_killed_in_mexico_after_refusing_to_play_more_songs_for_audience.html}.

  • Allen, Harley, country/bluegrass songwriter, d. 3/30/2011. Bluegrass Blog, 3/30/2011 {http://www.thebluegrassblog.com/harley-allen-passes/}.

  • Amato, Anthony, opera impresario, director, artistic director, singer, etc., d. 12/13/2011 on City Island, Bronx, NY at 91; b. Antonio Amato 7/21/1920 in Minori, Italy. New York Times online, 12/14/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/arts/music/anthony-amato-founder-of-amato-opera-is-dead-at-91.html}; Opera, v. 63 no. 4, April 2012.

  • Ames, Jerry, tap dancer and choreographer, d. 2/7/2011 in Woodbury, NY at 80; b. Jerome Howard Abrams 6/5/1930 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 2/16/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/arts/dance/17ames.html}.

  • Anagnost, Dino, conductor, d. 3/30/2011. TheaterMania.com, 4/1/2011 {http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/news/04-2011/conductor-dino-anagnost-has-died_35694.html}; Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.
    d. in Manhattan at 67; b. Dean Anagnost 8/16/1943 in Manchester, NH. New York Times online, 4/3/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/arts/music/dino-anagnost-67-dies-led-little-orchestra-society.html}.

  • Anderson, Jennifer, a.k.a. Jennifer Miro or Mistress Jennifer, punk keyboardist and singer, writer, and model, d. 12/16/2011 in New York, NY at 54; b. 5/3/1957. All Shook Down blog, 1/4/2012 {http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2012/01/rip_jennifer_miro_singer_of_sf.php}.

  • Anderson, Liz, country songwriter and singer, mother of Lynn Anderson, d. 10/31/2011 in Nashville, TN at 81; b. Elizabeth Jane Haaby 3/13/1930 in Pine Creek, MN. Tune In Music City blog, 11/1/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/11/01/songwriter-singer-liz-anderson-dies-at-age-81/}; Billboard online, 11/2/2011 {http://www.billboard.com/column/the-615/liz-anderson-trailblazing-country-songwriter-1005464352.story}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 11/2/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/8579591-418/liz-anderson-songwriter-and-mother-of-country-singer-lynn-anderson-dies-at-81.html}.
    also played mandolin and guitar, b. in Roseau, MN. New York Times online, 11/2/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/arts/music/liz-anderson-who-wrote-hit-country-songs-dies-at-81.html}.

  • Arango, Eugenio, a.k.a. Totico, rumba percussionist and singer, d. 1/21/2011 in the Bronx at 76; b. 6/2/1934 in Havana, Cuba. New York Times online, 2/1/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/arts/music/02arango.html}.

  • Armen, Kay, pop singer and actress, d. 10/3/2011. New York Times online, 10/4/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=153963923}.
    d. in New York, NY at 95; b. Armenuhi Manoogian. Chicago Sun-Times online, 10/21/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/8311639-418/singer-performed-on-radio-film.html}.

  • Arroyo, Joe, a.k.a. "El Joe", Colombian salsa singer and songwriter, d. 7/26/2011 in Barranquilla at 55; b. 1955 in Cartagena. NPR online, 7/26/2011 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/07/26/138707179/joe-arroyo-salsa-icon-has-died-at-55}; Spinner, 7/26/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/07/26/joe-arroyo-salsa-dies/}.
    also bandleader, b. Alvaro Jose Arroyo. nola.com, 7/26/2011 {http://obits.nola.com/obituaries/nola/obituary.aspx?n=joe-arroyo&pid=152768959}; Reuters online, 7/26/2011 {http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-colombia-music-idUSTRE76P6FJ20110726}; STLtoday.com, 7/27/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_d1577077-febb-5085-8376-b528f86244aa.html}.
    Alvaro José Arroyo González; b. 11/1/1955. New York Times online, 7/30/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/arts/music/joe-arroyo-superstar-of-colombian-music-dies-at-55.html}.

  • Ashburner, Richard, choral tenor and chorus manager, d. 3/18/2011 in St. Louis, MO. Email from Bret Dorhout, 3/19/2011.
    Richard Echard Ashburner Jr., also school administrator. University City Patch, 3/20/2011 {http://universitycity.patch.com/announcements/richard-e-ashburner-died-march-18-2011}.
    also speech pathologist, d. at 57; b. 11/23/1953 in Bloomington, IN. STLtoday.com, 3/21/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_b4ec2e66-0b0c-50b2-96a8-b1ec5733ca86.html}; St. Louis Beacon, 3/22/2011 {http://stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/region/obits/109053-obituary-for-richard-echard-ashburner-jr}.

  • Ashford, Nick, Motown songwriter and singer (of Ashford & Simpson fame), d. 8/22/2011 in New York, NY at 70. WPVI online, 8/22/2011 {http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8321034}; STLToday.com, 8/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_074c97fc-9501-5549-81df-50f8f1932815.html}; ABC News online, 8/23/2011 {http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=14359825}; Los Angeles Times online, 8/23/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-nick-ashford-obit-20110823,0,1364822.story}; People online, 8/23/2011 {http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20522100,00.html}.
    b. Nickolas Ashford in Fairfield, SC. New York Times online, 8/22/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/arts/music/nick-ashford-of-motown-writing-duo-dies-at-70.html}.

  • Astor, David, television host, d. 12/10/2011 in Falmouth, ME at 92. Portland Press Herald online, 12/12/2011 {http://www.pressherald.com/news/david-astor-dies-at-92-leaving-musical-legacy_2011-12-12.html}.

  • Atterberry, John, music industry executive, d. 12/12/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 40. Billboard.com, 12/12/2011 {http://www.billboard.com/news/music-exec-john-atterbery-dies-after-shooting-1005664152.story#/news/music-exec-john-atterbery-dies-after-shooting-1005664152.story}.

  • Babbitt, Milton, avant-garde composer and teacher, d. 1/29/2011 at 94; b. in Philadelphia, PA. Deceptive Cadence blog, 1/29/2011 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2011/01/29/133332420/composer-teacher-milton-babbitt-dies-at-94}; Classical Beat blog, 1/29/2011 {http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-classical-beat/2011/01/milton_babbitt_rip.html}.
    Milton Byron Babbitt, d. in Princeton, NJ; b. 5/10/1916. New York Times online, 1/29/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/arts/music/30babbitt.html}; Hartford Advocate online, 1/29/2011 {http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/the-blood-of-the-lamb/milton-babbitt-1916-2011-057097}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/31/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-milton-babbitt-20110131,0,3835630.story}.

  • Baker, Kenny, bluegrass fiddler, d. 7/8/2011 at 85. Concert News online, 7/8/2011 {http://concertnews.co/kenny-baker-passes/}.
    d. in Nashville, TN; b. in Jenkins, KY. Tune In Music City blog, 7/9/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/07/09/greatest-fiddler-in-bluegrass-kenny-baker-dies-at-85/}.
    d. in Gallatin, TN; b. Kenneth Clayton Baker 6/26/1926 in Burdine, KY. New York Times online, 8/1/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/arts/music/kenny-baker-bluegrass-fiddler-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Ballard, George "Butch", jazz drummer, d. 10/1/2011 in Philadelphia, PA at 92. Down Beat, v. 79 no. 1, January 2012.

  • Bang, Billy, jazz violinist and bandleader, d. at 63; b. William Vincent Walker 1947 in Mobile, AL. Rochester City Newspaper online, 4/12/2011 {http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/music/articles/2011/04/OBIT-Jazz-violinist-Billy-Bang-dead-at-63/}; Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.
    d. 4/11/2011 in New York, NY. JAZZBLOG.ca, 4/12/2011 {http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/jazzblog/archive/2011/04/12/r-i-p-billy-bang.aspx}.
    d. in Harlem; b. 9/20/1947. New York Times online, 4/13/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/arts/music/billy-bang-jazz-violinist-dies-at-63.html}.

  • Barber, Stanley, a.k.a. Hassan Abdullah, jazz saxophonist, d. 11/23/2011 at 59; b. in Norfolk, VA. pressofAtlanticCity.com, 11/24/2011 {http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-jazz-musician-stanley-barber-a-k-a-hassan/article_e1213a58-171b-11e1-8d04-001cc4c002e0.html}.

  • Barbour, Ross, popular singer and drummer, d. 8/20/2011 in Simi Valley, CA at 82; b. 12/31/1928 in Burnsville, IN. Los Angeles Times online, 8/23/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ross-barbour-20110823,0,5018800.story}; STLtoday.com, 8/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_ce6638ab-0d78-59a2-b019-9cf29467f7cd.html}.

  • Barry, John, British film composer, d. 1/31/2011? in New York at 77; b. John Barry Prendergast 1933 in York. BBC News online, 1/31/2011 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12321610}.
    d. 1/30/2011. STLtoday.com, 1/31/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/movies/article_d8884f58-2d9c-11e0-ac37-00127992bc8b.html}.
    b. 11/3/1933. New York Times online, 1/31/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/movies/01barry.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 2/1/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-john-barry-20110201,0,3701109.story}.

  • Bastian, Hans Günther, German music teacher, d. 7/11/2011; b. 6/22/1944. Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, v. 172 no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2011.

  • Bayanova, Alla [Nikolayevna], Russian popular singer, d. 8/30/2011 at 97. President of Russia website, 8/30/2011 {http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/news/2753/print}.

  • Bean, (Clifford) Travis, electric guitar maker, d. 7/10/2011 in Burbank, CA at 63; b. 8/21/1947 in San Fernando, CA. New York Times online, 7/16/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/16/arts/music/travis-bean-aluminum-guitar-maker-dies-at-63.html}; Los Angles Times online, 7/16/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/16/local/la-me-travis-bean-20110716}.

  • Beardsley, Roger, British transfer engineer and record collector, d. 4/7/2011 in Lincolnshire at 63. Opera, v. 62 no. 8, August 2011.

  • Behrend, Louise, violinist and teacher, d. 2011. Chamber Music Magazine, v. 28 no. 6, November/December 2011.

  • Bergt, Robert, Lutheran minister and conductor, d. 7/26/2011 in Des Peres, MO at 81; b. in Schuyler, NE. STLtoday.com, 7/30/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_a1d3a037-7fa8-5d76-89f5-90acf72a7b08.html}.

  • Bernet, Dietfried, Austrian conductor, d. 5/23/2011 in Hohenems at 71; b. 5/14/1940 in Vienna. Opera, v. 62 no. 7, July 2011.

  • Bevan, Arthur, horn player, d. 2011; b. 1927 in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Bigelow, Edward, ballet dancer and administrator, d. 4/4/2011 in Sharon, CT at 93; b. 7/18/1917 in Springfield, MA. New York Times online, 4/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/arts/dance/edward-bigelow-dancer-with-the-new-york-city-ballet-dies-at-93.html}.

  • Blewitt, David, British critic and academic, d. 12/31/2011 in Chania, Crete at 76; b. 3/20/1935 in India. Opera, v. 63 no. 3, March 2012.

  • Bliss, Nicholas G., jazz trumpeter and bandleader, d. 12/13/2011 in Naperville, IL at 90; b. 6/11/1921 in Iowa. Chicago Sun-Times online, 12/26/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/9648392-418/nicholas-g-bliss-chicago-trumpet-player-dies.html}.

  • Bloom, Olga, violinist, violist, and impresario, d. 11/24/2011 in Manhattan at 92; b. Olga Bayrack 4/2/1919. New York Times online, 11/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/arts/music/olga-bloom-violinist-and-violist-who-created-bargemusic-dies-at-92.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Boag, Wally, vaudeville comedian, singer, and dancer, d. 6/3/2011 in Santa Monica, CA at 90. newsday.com, 6/5/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=betty-taylor-and-wally-boag&pid=151604028}.
    Wallace Vincent Boag; b. 9/13/1920 in Portland, OR. New York Times online, 6/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/arts/wally-boag-cowboy-comedian-at-disneyland-dies-at-90.html}.

  • Bogin, Abba, pianist and conductor, d. 2011. Chamber Music Magazine, v. 28 no. 6, November/December 2011.

  • Bonniwell, Sean, rock singer, guitarist, bandleader, and songwriter, d. 12/20/2011 at 71; b. in California. Rock Edition, 12/25/2011 {http://www.rockedition.com/news/sean-bonniwell-of-the-music-machine-passes-away/}.
    d. in Visalia, CA; b. Thomas Harvey Bonniwell 8/16/1940 in San Jose, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 12/29/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-sean-bonniwell-20111229,0,5675254.story}.

  • Bordman, Gerald, musical theatre scholar, d. 5/9/2011 in Overbrook, PA at 79; b. in Philadelphia, PA. Variety online, 5/11/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118036818}.
    d. in Wynnewood, PA. philly.com, 5/12/2011 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/121689699.html}.

  • Bramhall, Doyle, blues singer, drummer, and songwriter, d. 11/13/2011 at 62; b. 2/17/1949 in Dallas, TX. 29-95.com, 11/13/2011 {http://www.29-95.com/music/story/sadness-alert-blues-great-doyle-bramhall-dies}.

  • Brassil, Mike (Michael Joseph), folk (Irish) singer and guitarist, d. 7/18/2011 in St. Louis, MO at 70. STLtoday.com, 7/21/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_c76abe07-30aa-5b8a-878c-9a91e3366c5f.html}.

  • Bronne, Arianna, violinist, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Brookmeyer, Bob (Robert Edward), jazz (valve) trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, and educator, d. 12/15/2011 in New London, NH; b. 12/19/1929 in Kansas City, MO. New York Times online, 12/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/arts/music/bob-brookmeyer-jazz-musician-and-educator-dies-at-81.html}.
    d. in Grantham, NH at 81. Downbeat, v. 79 no. 3, March 2012.
    also bandleader. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Brooks, Joseph, songwriter, Oscar-winning songwriter, d. 5/22/2011 in New York, NY at 73. PopEater, 5/22/2011 {http://www.popeater.com/2011/05/22/joseph-brooks-dies-suicide/}.
    d. in Manhattan. CNN.com, 5/22/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/05/22/new.york.songwriter.suicide/index.html}; New York Post online, 5/22/2011 {http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/you_light_up_my_life_composer_broks_IicVKeBhvEP9JOEs75LXcI#ixzz1N6ylJ2iQ}.

  • Brown, Elisabeth Lang, British opera administrator, d. 5/23/2011 in Bruton, Somerset at 77; b. 7/17/1933. Opera, v. 62 no 11, November 2011.

  • Brüchle, Bernhard, German scholar of the horn, d. 8/2011; b. 1942 in Munich. Horn Call, v. 42 no. 2, February 2012.

  • Bryant, Ray (Raphael Homer), jazz pianist and composer, d. 6/2/2011 in Queens, NY at 79; b. 12/24/1931 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 6/3/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/arts/music/ray-bryant-jazz-pianist-dies-at-79.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 6/8/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ray-bryant-20110609,0,939420.story}.

  • Burnett, Bob, folk tenor, d. 12/7/2011 in East Providence, RI at 71; b. Robert Sherwin Burnett 2/7/1940 in Providence, RI. New York Times online, 12/10/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/arts/music/bob-burnett-of-the-highwaymen-dies-at-71.html}.
    also guitarist. Los Angeles Times online, 12/11/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bob-burnett-20111211,0,2538736.story}.

  • Burrell, Philip, Jamaican reggae producer, d. 12/3/2011 in Kingston at 57; b. 7/23/1954 in Trenchtown, Kingston. New York Times online, 12/10/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/arts/music/philip-burrell-influential-jamaican-record-producer-dies-at-57.html}.

  • Burston, Michael "Würzel", metal guitarist, d. 7/9/2011 at 61. Noisecreep, 7/10/2011 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/07/10/former-motorhead-guitarist-michael-wurzel-burston-dead-at-61/}.

  • Butler, Don, gospel singer, manager, producer, and executive, founder of the Gospel Music Association, d. 2/3/2011 in Brentwood, TN at 80; b. in Atlanta, GA. tennessean.com, 2/4/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/02/04/gospel-music-association-founder-don-butler-dies-at-80/}.

  • Butlin, Roger, English stage designer, d. 7/23/2011 at 76; b. 6/1/1935 in Stafford. Opera, v. 62 no 11, November 2011.

  • Cabral, (Rodolfo Enrique) Facundo, Argentine protest singer and songwriter, d. 7/9/2011 in Guatemala City, Guatemala at 74; b. 5/22/1937 in Buenos Aires province. New York Times online, 7/10/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/arts/music/facundo-cabral-argentine-singer-songwriter-dies-at-74.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/10/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-guatemala-singer-killed-20110710,0,7242292.story}.
    b. in La Plata. STLtoday.com, 7/9/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=facundo-cabral&pid=152442732}.

  • Cain, Jim (James Nelson), impresario, orchestra manager, d. 10/20/2011 in St. Charles, MO at 81; b. in Arcadia, OH. STLtoday.com, 10/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_76fc1cf3-107d-5f65-841b-dc6cf61953f6.html}.

  • Campbell, Delois Barrett, gospel singer, d. 8/2/2011 in Chicago, IL at 85. STLtoday.com, 8/3/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/article_ad86735a-a760-5102-93bf-a44ffa6fff1e.html}.
    b. 3/12/1926 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 8/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/05/arts/music/delois-barrett-campbell-gospel-singer-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Campbell, Richard John, British viol player, d. 3/8/2011 at 55; b. 2/21/1956 in Hammersmith, west London. guardian.co.uk, 3/13/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/mar/13/richard-campbell-obituary}; VdGSA News, v. 48 no. 2, June 2011.

  • Campbell, William, actor and singer, d. 4/28/2011 in Woodland Hills, CA at 84. StarTrek.com, 4/29/2011 {http://startrek.com/article/remembering-william-campbell}.
    b. in Newark, NJ. Hollywood Reporter online, 4/29/2011 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/star-trek-favorite-william-campbell-183795}.
    d. at 87; b. 10/30/1923. New York Times online, 5/3/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/arts/television/william-campbell-played-star-trek-klingon-dies-at-87.html}.

  • Campo, Pupi, Cuban bandleader, d. 12/12/2011 in Las Vegas, NV at 91; b. Jacinto Campillo 5/1/1920 in Havana. New York Times online, 12/24/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/arts/music/pupi-campo-cuban-bandleader-and-the-rumba-maestro-dies-at-91.html}.

  • Carpenter, Edmund Snow, archaeologist, anthropologist, and ethnomusicologist, d. 7/1/2011 in Southampton, NY at 88; b. 9/2/1922 in Rochester, NY. New York Times online, 7/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/arts/edmund-carpenter-archaelogist-and-anthropologist-dies-at-88.html}.

  • Catán, Daniel, opera composer and librettist, d. ca. 4/9/2011 in Austin, TX at 62; b. 4/3/1949 in Mexico City. New York Times online, 4/11/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/arts/music/daniel-catan-composer-of-operas-in-spanish-dies-at-62.html}; Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.
    d. 4/9/2011. Los Angeles Times online, 4/12/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-daniel-catan-20110412,0,6431794.story}; Opera, v. 62 no. 6, June 2011.

  • Cerney, Todd, songwriter, audio engineer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, d. 3/14/2011 in Nashville, TN at 57; b. in Detroit, MI. Tennessean online, 3/14/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/03/14/nashville-songwriter-and-musician-todd-cerney-dies-at-57/}.

  • Chaisson, William, piano teacher and adjudicator, d. 2011. Piano Guild Notes, v. 61 no. 1, Summer 2011.

  • Champion, Alan, sign-language interpreter for theater, also singer and actor, d. 4/22/2011 in Ramona, OK at 55; b. 7/8/1955 in Tulsa, OK. New York Times online, 4/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/theater/alan-champion-sign-language-interpreter-for-theater-dies-at-55.html}.

  • Chemtob, Linda Shapiro, administrator, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Chin, Joel, Jamaican record producer, d. 8/16/2011 in Stony Hill, St. Andrew. Jamaica Observer online, 8/18/2011 {http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/VP-Records-pays-homage-to-Joel-Chin_9467726}.

  • Claxton, Gary, country singer/songwriter, d. 1/6/2011 at 50; b. in Pauls Valley, OK. Austin Music Source blog, 1/7/2011 {http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2011/01/07/rip_heybale_singergary_claxton.html}.

  • Clements, Terry, rock guitarist, d. 2/20/2011 at 63; b. in Detroit, MI. CBC News online, 2/25/2011 {http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/02/25/terry-clements-obit.html}.

  • Clemons, Clarence Anicholas, rock saxophonist, d. 6/18/2011 in Palm Beach, FL at 69; b. 1/11/1942 in Norfolk, VA. New York Times online, 6/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/arts/music/clarence-clemons-e-street-band-saxophonist-dies-at-69.html}; Chicago Tribune online, 6/18/2011 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0618-clemons-obit-column,0,4552273.column}; CNN.com, 6/18/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/18/clarence.clemons.obit/index.html}; PopEater, 6/18/2011 {http://www.popeater.com/2011/06/18/clarence-clemons-dead/}; Los Angeles Times online, 6/19/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-clarence-clemons-20110619,0,2592783.story}; guardian.co.uk, 6/19/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/19/clarence-clemons-obituary}; nj.com, 6/19/2011 {http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/clarence_clemons_dies.html}; Independent online, 6/20/2011 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/clarence-clemons-saxophonist-with-the-e-street-band-who-shaped-the-sound-of-bruce-springsteen-2299873.html}; OregonLive.com, 6/19/2011 {http://www.oregonlive.com/music/index.ssf/2011/06/clarence_clemons_big_man_big_m.html}.

  • Clevenger, Alice, horn player, d. 3/23/2011 in Winnetka, IL at 50; b. Alice Anne Render 1961 in Louisville, KY. Horn Call, v. 41 no. 3, May 2011.

  • Cochereau, Jean-Marc, French conductor, son of Pierre Cochereau, d. 1/10/2011 in Orléans. ClassicalMusic.us, 1/15/2011 {http://www.classicalmusic.us/2011/01/conductor-dies-during-funeral-march-of-the-eroica.html}.
    d. at 61. Oregon Music News, 1/15/2011 {http://oregonmusicnews.com/blog/2011/01/15/french-conductor-jean-marc-cochereau-dies-during-rehearsal/}.

  • Columbus, Scott, heavy metal drummer, d. 4/4/2011 at 54. BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 4/4/2011 {http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=156340}.

  • Conant, Keith Abbott, violist, d. 2011. Chamber Music Magazine, v. 28 no. 6, November/December 2011.

  • Conaway, Jeff (Jeffrey Charles William Michael), actor and singer, d. 5/27/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 60; b. 10/5/1950 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 5/27/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/28/arts/television/jeff-conaway-actor-in-taxi-and-grease-dies-at-60.html}; FoxNews.com, 5/27/2011 {http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/27/taxi-star-jeff-conaway-dead-60/}.

  • Cooke, Célia, composer, d. 2011. Chamber Music Magazine, v. 28 no. 6, November/December 2011.

  • Cooper, Adrienne, singer, teacher, curator, and composer of Yiddish music, d. 12/25/2011 in Manhattan at 65; b. 9/1/1946 in Oakland, CA. New York Times online, 12/28/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/arts/music/adrienne-cooper-expert-on-yiddish-music-is-dead-at-65.html}.

  • Cooper, Wilma Lee, country-bluegrass singer, d. 9/13/2011 in Sweetwater, TN at 90; b. in West Virginia. The Boot, 9/16/2011 {http://www.theboot.com/2011/09/16/wilma-lee-cooper-dead/}.
    also guitarist; b. Wilma Leigh Leary 2/7/1921 in Valley Head, WV. New York Times online, 9/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/arts/music/wilma-lee-cooper-grand-ole-opry-singer-dies-at-90.html}.

  • Cosma, Sofia, pianist, d. 2/12/2011 in Oxnard, CA at 96; b. 11/1/1914 in Latvia. Los Angeles Times online, 2/22/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-sofia-cosma-20110222,0,5094623.story}.

  • Cossette, John, longtime producer of the Grammy Awards, also Broadway producer, son of Pierre Cossette, d. 4/26/2011? at 54. STLtoday.com, 4/26/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/article_346a0686-f7e2-5caa-aa00-c3de2a13e16c.html}.

  • Cotel, Ketzel, award-winning feline composer, student and pet of Moishe Cotel, d. 7/13/2011 in Manhattan at 19. City Room blog, 7/18/2011 {http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/a-musically-inclined-feline-mews-her-last/}.

  • Cowart, William J. "Bill", horn player, d. 3/26/2011 at 63; b. in Knoxville, TN. Horn Call, v. 41 no. 3, May 2011.

  • Craig, Charlie, country songwriter, d. 7/1/2011 in Nashville, TN at 73. Tennessean online, 7/2/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tennessean/obituary.aspx?n=charlie-craig&pid=152312792}.

  • Craig, James W., jazz pianist and policeman, d. 9/2011 in Beverly, Chicago, IL at 85. Chicago Sun-Times online, 9/22/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/7795511-418/james-w-craig-85-retired-chicago-cop-and-jazz-musician.html}.

  • Crane, Frederick Baron, musicologist, d. 9/2/2011 in Mount Pleasant, IA at 84; b. 3/4/1927 in Mount Pleasant, IA. Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society, v. 41 no. 1, Spring 2012.

  • Croker, James "Glen", Cajun singer and guitarist, d. 8/23/2011 in Lake Charles, LA at 77; b. in Lake Charles, LA. STLtoday.com, 8/24/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_77bbb960-3306-5e1f-baf7-39087ed51dfb.html}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 8/25/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/7281234-418/singer-for-cajun-band-hackberry-ramblers.html}.

  • Culture, Smiley, British reggae star, d. 3/15/2011 in Warlingham, Surrey at 48; b. David Emmanuel. BBC News online, 3/15/2011 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12751227}.
    also rapper; b. 1962. guardian.co.uk, 3/15/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/mar/15/smiley-culture-obituary}.

  • Cunningham, Ty (Frederic Jr.), mathematician, amateur gambist, and early instrument collector, d. 9/28/2011 in Haverford, PA at 90; b. 9/6/1921 in Cooperstown, NY. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 48 no. 4, December 2011.

  • Ćupić, Miodrag "Mijo", Montenegran classical guitarist, composer, and educator, d. 8/20/2011; b. 3/15/1936 in Donji Zagarč. Soundboard, v. 38 no. 1, 2012.

  • Davini, Thurston H., librarian, teacher of piano and guitar, also recorder and viol player, d. 3/31/2011 in La Crosse, WI at 89; b. 3/9/1922 in Oconto, WI. VdGSA News, v. 48 no. 2, June 2011.

  • Davis, Beryl, big-band singer, d. 10/28/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 87; b. 3/16/1924 in Plymouth, England. Los Angeles Times online, 11/1/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-beryl-davis-20111101,0,5876467.story}; TheState.com, 10/31/2011 {http://www.thestate.com/2011/10/31/2030400/beryl-davis-british-born-singer.html}; STLtoday.com, 11/1/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_67e98b6b-f2ac-5294-8e12-c6ec64532332.html}; New York Times online, 11/2/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/arts/music/beryl-davis-british-singer-with-big-bands-dies-at-87.html}.

  • DeFore, Marion Holmes, big band vocalist, d. 11/17/2011 in Santa Monica, CA at 93. Hollywood Reporter online, 11/27/2011 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/vocalist-wife-actor-don-defore-266516}.

  • Deiber, Paul-Emile, opera director, d. 12/14/2011 in Klosterneuberg, Austria at 86; b. 1/1/1925 in La Broque, France. New York Times online, 12/24/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/arts/music/paul-emile-deiber-french-theater-director-dies-at-86.html}.

  • Delorme, Gaye, Canadian multigenre guitarist, producer, and composer, d. 6/23/2011 in Calgary, Alberta at 64; b. 1947 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Edmonton Journal online, 6/24/2011 {http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Edmonton+musician+Gaye+Delorme+dead/5002151/story.html}.

  • D'Ercole, Daniela, Italian jazz singer, d. 11/10/2011 in Manhattan at 32. Reuters online, 11/11/2011 {http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/11/us-danieladercole-idUSTRE7AA5JH20111111}; NYDailyNews.com, 11/11/2011 {http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/italian-jazz-musician-daniela-ercole-run-killed-upper-west-side-thursday-night-article-1.976222}; DNAinfo.com, 11/11/2011 {http://www.dnainfo.com/20111111/upper-west-side/woman-struck-killed-by-suv-on-broadway}.

  • DiBartolo, Joel, electric bass player for the Tonight Show band, d. 9/27/2011. TalkBass Forums, 9/28/2011 {http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f28/rip-joel-dibartolo-812231/}.

  • Dickens, Hazel Jane, folk/bluegrass singer, bassist, and songwriter, d. 4/22/2011 in Washington, DC; b. 6/1/1935 in Mercer County, WV. New York Times online, 4/22/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/23/arts/music/hazel-dickens-bluegrass-singer-dies-at-75.html}; SFGate, 4/23/2011 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/04/23/entertainment/e131217D25.DTL}; STLtoday.com, 4/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_53c1fe7b-fb17-5d99-b039-e9d4f6d76b03.html}.
    b. in Montcalm, WV. Washington Post online, 4/22/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/hazel-dickens-bluegrass-pioneer-who-sang-of-miners-and-downtrodden-dies-at-75/2011/04/22/AFPGscRE_story.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 4/30/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/30/local/la-me-hazel-dickens-20110427}.

  • Dickey, Robert, soul singer and guitarist, d. 12/29/2011 in Tallahassee, FL at 72; b. in Tallahassee, FL. Chicago Sun-Times online, 1/3/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/9797812-418/robert-dickey-soul-singer-in-james-bobby-purify-duo-72.html}; Billboard.com, 1/4/2012 {http://www.billboard.com/news/robert-dickey-i-m-your-puppet-singer-dies-1005794752.story}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/5/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20120105,0,2777851.story}.

  • DiGregorio, Joel "Taz", country keyboard player and vocalist, d. 10/12/2011 in Cheatham County, TN; b. in Southbridge, MA. WSMV.com, 10/13/2011 {http://www.wsmv.com/story/15687436/charlie-daniels-band-keyboard-player-killed-in-car-wreck}.

  • Dileo, Frank, music industry executive and Michael Jackson's manager, d. 8/24/2011 at 63. Spinner, 8/25/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/08/25/michael-jackson-manager-frank-dileo-dies/}.
    b. in Pittsburgh, PA. STLtoday.com, 8/24/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_54513082-c245-540e-8ba1-98fe8378e490.html}.

  • Dillon, Leonard, a.k.a. Jack Sparrow, Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, and bandleader, d. 9/29?/2011 in Kingston at 68. Spinner, 9/29/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/09/29/leonard-dillon-ethiopians-dies/}.
    d. 9/28/2011. Comcast.net. 9/29/2011 {http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20110929/CB.Jamaica.Obit.Reggae.Star/}.
    Leonard Winston Dillon, d. 9/28/2011 in Port Antonio; b. 12/9/1942 in Port Antonio. New York Times online, 10/3/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/03/arts/music/leonard-dillon-early-reggae-singer-in-the-ethiopians-dies.html}.

  • Dinning, Jean, pop songwriter, d. 2/22/2011 in Garden Grove, CA at 86. Pollstar, 3/10/2011 {http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2011/03/10/759129.aspx}.
    also singer; b. Eugenia Dinning 3/29/1924 in Grant County, OK. New York Times online, 3/12/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/12/arts/music/jean-dinning-songwriter-of-pop-tragedy-teen-angel-dies-at-86.html}.
    b. Eugenia Doy Dinning near Enid, OK. Washington Post online, 3/14/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/10/AR2011031006838.html}.

  • DiPardo, Tony, jazz/swing trumpeter and bandleader, d. 1/27/2011 in Lee's Summit, MO at 98. Kansas City Star online, 1/27/2011 {http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/27/2614022/bandleader-kc-icon-tony-dipardo.html}.

  • Dixon, Jessy, gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist, d. 9/26/2011 in Chicago, IL at 73; b. 3/12/1938 in San Antonio, TX. STLtoday.com, 9/26/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_9def28f4-249a-5571-a944-7d2fe5514dbc.html}; New York Times online, 9/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/arts/music/jessy-dixon-gospel-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-73.html}.

  • DJ Megatron, television and radio d.j., d. 3/27/2011 in Staten Island, NY at 32; b. Corey McGriff. CNN.com, 3/28/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/27/new.york.dj.shooting/index.html}.

  • DJ Mehdi, French hip hop/electro producer, d. 9/13/2011 in Paris at 34; b. Mehdi Faveris-Essadi. Huffington Post, 9/13/2011 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/13/dj-mehdi-dead_n_959902.html}.
    b. Mehdi Favéris-Essadi. Spinner, 9/13/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/09/13/dj-mehdi-dead-at-34/}.

  • Dowdeswell, Christopher, British conductor, d. 3/11/2011 in Cape Town, South Africa at 66; b. 8/30/1944. Opera, v. 62 no. 12, December 2011.

  • Drese, Claus Helmut, Swiss opera administrator, d. 2/10/2011 in Wädenswil at 88; b. 12/25/1922 in Aachen. Opera, v. 62 no. 4, April 2011.

  • Driggs, Frank (Franklin Swan), jazz historian, record producer, and photo collector, d. 9/20/2011 in Manhattan at 81; b. 1/29/1930. New York Times online, 9/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/arts/music/frank-driggs-jazz-age-historian-and-photo-collector-dies-at-81.html}.

  • Du Cann, Johnn, rock guitarist, d. 9/22?/2011. Classic Rock online, 9/22/2011 {http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/former-atomic-rooster-member-dies/}.

  • Dürr, Alfred, German musicologist and editor, d. 4/7/2011 in Göttingen at 93; b. 3/3/1918. Bach Notes, no. 15, Fall 2011.

  • Duncan, James L., pianist and music professor, d. 9/29/2011 at 85; b. 1926 in Clarkesville, MO. Piano Guild Notes, v. 61 no. 3, Winter 2012.

  • Dupree, Cornell, R&B/jazz guitarist, d. 5/8/2011 at 68; b. in Ft. Worth, TX. Austin Music Source blog, 5/9/2011 {http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2011/05/09/cornell_dupree_rip.html}.
    d. at 69. Oregon Music News, 5/9/2011 {http://oregonmusicnews.com/blog/2011/05/09/cornell-dupree-jazz-funk-soul-guitarist-dead-at-69/}; Gibson Guitar website, 5/9/2011 {http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/cornell-dupree-0510-2011/}.
    Cornell Dupree Jr.; b. in Fort Worth, TX. STLtoday.com, 5/12/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_8e8a345d-8092-5d6e-919c-f127aa8b9392.html}.
    Cornell Luther Dupree Jr.; b. 12/19/1942. Los Angeles Times online, 5/13/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-cornell-dupree-20110513,0,1008393.story}; New York Times online, 5/14/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/nyregion/cornell-dupree-studio-guitarist-is-dead-at-68.html}.

  • Edwards, David Honeyboy, blues singer and guitarist, d. 8/29/2011 in Chicago, IL at 96; David Edwards 6/28/1915 in Shaw, MS. New York Times online, 8/29/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/arts/music/david-honeyboy-edwards-delta-bluesman-dies-at-96.html}.
    David "Honey Boy" Edwards. STLtoday.com, 8/30/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_551bf0e4-25fd-5bdb-b66e-b47a4aafbb64.html}.

  • Edwards, Esther Gordy, Motown executive, sister of Berry Gordy Jr., d. 8/24/2011 in Detroit, MI at 91. Chicago Sun-Times online, 8/25/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/7280951-418/helped-build-motown-with-brother.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/25/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_551bf0e4-25fd-5bdb-b66e-b47a4aafbb64.html}.

  • Eisler, Edith, violinist, violist, teacher, and journalist, d. 7/18/2011 in Manhattan at 86; b. in Vienna, Austria. Strings online, 7/22/2011 {http://www.allthingsstrings.com/News/News/Edith-Eisler-1925-2011}.

  • Ellerbrock, Ralph Francis, church organist, d. 11/7/2011 in Bridgeton, MO at 80. STLtoday.com, 11/16/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/ralph-ellerbrock-dies-longtime-organist-at-st-joseph-church/article_05cf52df-27e6-5d9c-b3e8-05935dd623f0.html}.

  • Engelmann, Hans Ulrich, German composer, d. 1/8/2011 in Darmstadt at 89; b. 1921 in Darmstadt. Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, v. 172 no. 2, March-April 2011.

  • Ernest, Herman, funk drummer, d. 3/6/2011 in New Orleans, LA at 59. nola.com, 3/7/2011 {http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2011/03/herman_ernest_longtime_dr_john.html}.

  • Evora, Cesaria, Cape Verdean traditional singer, d. 12/17/2011 in Mindelo, São Vicente at 70; b. 8/27/1941 on São Vicente. ABC News online, 12/17/2011 {http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/grammy-winning-singer-cesaria-evora-dies-age-70-15178477}; STLtoday.com, 12/17/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/grammy-winning-singer-cesaria-evora-dies-at-age/article_53c46138-cdf3-5290-ac58-63ed21f866eb.html}; Huffington Post, 12/17/2011 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/17/cesaria-evora-dead-dies_n_1155625.html}; Washington Post online, 12/17/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/barefoot-cape-verde-singer-and-grammy-winner-cesaria-evora-dies-at-age-70/2011/12/17/gIQAZfCb0O_story.html}.
    Cesária Évora. Los Angeles Times online, 12/18/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-me-cesaria-evora-20111218,0,1963869.story}; New York Times online, 12/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/arts/music/cesaria-evora-morna-singer-from-cape-verde-dies.html}.

  • Faille, Mike "Talayna", restauranteur and jitterbug dancer, d. 10/27/2011 in St. Louis, MO at 73. STLtoday.com, 10/28/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_b2282988-bb68-5fd4-a332-54d78cb3f4db.html}.

  • Feinstein, Barry, rock photographer, d. 10/20/2011 in upstate New York at 80. Chicago Sun-Times online, 10/20/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/8328955-418/photographer-captured-golden-age-of-rock.html}.
    d. near Woodstock, NY; b. 2/4/1931 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 10/21/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/arts/music/barry-feinstein-photographer-of-defining-rock-portraits-dies-at-80.html}.
    d. in Kingston, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 10/21/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-barry-feinstein-20111021,0,7368859.story}.

  • Fenton, David, gambist, editor, and composer, d. 11/1/2011 at 49; b. 1/25/1962. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 48 no. 4, December 2011.

  • Fernández, Ruth, Puerto Rican singer, d. 1/9/2012 in San Juan at 92; b. 5/23/1919 in Ponce. New York Times online, 1/13/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/arts/music/ruth-fernandez-singer-and-senator-in-puerto-rico-dies-at-92.html}.

  • Feuer, Donya, choreographer, d. 11/6/2011 in Stockholm, Sweden at 77; b. 10/31/1934 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 11/15/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/arts/dance/donya-feuer-modern-dance-choreographer-dies-at-77.html}.

  • Fiedler, Johanna, publicist, daughter of Arthur Fiedler, d. 5/27/2011 in Manhattan at 65; b. 9/17/1945 in Boston, MA. New York Times online, 6/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/arts/music/johanna-fiedler-writer-of-music-tell-alls-dies-at-65.html}.

  • Figueras, Montserrat, Catalan soprano, d. 11/23/2011 in Bellaterra, Spain at 69; b. Montserrat Figueras García 3/15/1942 in Barcelona. New York Times online, 11/27/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/arts/music/montserrat-figueras-catalan-soprano-dies-at-69.html}.
    d. at Cerdanyola del Vallès. Opera, v. 63 no. 2, February 2012.

  • Fike, Lamar, colleague of Elvis Presley, music entrepreneur, d. 1/21/2011 in Arlington, TX at 75; b. 11/11/1935 in Cleveland, MS. Washington Post online, 2/18/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021805936.html}; STLtoday.com, 2/18/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_6a2057b1-3512-5819-9707-8017a9b84404.html}.

  • Fischer, "Wild Man", street musician, d. 6/16/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 66; b. Lawrence Wayne Fischer 11/6/1944 in Los Angeles, CA. New York Times online, 6/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/18/arts/music/wild-man-fischer-outsider-musician-dies-at-66.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 6/18/2011 {http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/clarence_clemons_dies.html}; Spinner, 6/20/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/06/20/wild-man-fischer-dies/}.

  • Flanigan, Bob (Robert Lee), jazz singer, founding member of the Four Freshmen, d. 5/15/2011 in Las Vegas, NV at 84; b. 8/22/1926 in Greencastle, IN. New York Times online, 5/16/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/arts/music/bob-flanigan-84-four-freshmen-founder.html}; STLtoday.com, 5/16/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_4eec7482-7ffe-53ec-895e-c5a410e340f0.html}.

  • Fodor, Eugene Nicholas Jr., violinist, d. 2/26/2011 in Arlington, VA at 60; b. 3/5/1950 in Denver, CO. Washington Post online, 3/1/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/01/AR2011030106812.html}; New York Times online, 3/2/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/arts/music/03fodor.html}; Clef Notes & Drama Queens blog, 3/2/2011 {http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2011/03/eugene_fodor_the_mick_jagger_o.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/5/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/05/local/la-me-eugene-fodor-20110305}.

  • Forchert, Arno, German musicologist, d. 3/10/2011 in Detmold at 85; b. 1925. Musikforschung, v. 64 no. 3, 2011.

  • Forsyth, Malcolm, Canadian composer, also trombonist, professor, conductor, and radio commentator, d. 7/5/2011 in Edmonton, Alberta at 74; b. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. CBC News online, 7/5/2011 {http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2011/07/05/obit-forsyth-malcolm-composer.html}.

  • Foster, Frank, jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader, d. 7/26/2011 in Chesapeake, VA at 82; b. Frank Benjamin Foster III 9/21/1928 in Cincinnati, OH. New York Times online, 7/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/arts/music/frank-foster-jazz-saxophonist-and-composer-dies-at-82.html}.
    also educator. STLtoday.com, 7/27/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_e87b8c45-06ce-516a-b6b8-fb1473246908.html}; nola.com, 7/27/2011 {http://obits.nola.com/obituaries/nola/obituary.aspx?n=frank-foster&pid=152778479}; Sun Times online, 7/30/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/6779534-418/frank-foster-82-jazz-saxophonist-who-played-with-count-basie.html}.

  • Foster, Jimmy, luthier and guitarist, d. 4/26/2011; b. 7/1/1948. FosterGuitars.com, 4/28/2011? {http://www.fosterguitars.com/}.
    b. in New Orleans, LA. NOLA.com, 4/28/2011 {http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2011/04/guitar_maker_musician_jimmy_fo.html}.

  • Fraguela, Maria M., pianist, piano teacher, and professor, d. 2011; b. 1928 in Placetas, Cuba. Piano Guild Notes, v. 61 no. 3, Winter 2012.

  • Franke, Paul Walter, tenor, d. 7/21/2011 in Queens, NY at 93; b. 12/23/1917 in Boston, MA. New York Times online, 8/2/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/arts/music/paul-franke-ubiquitous-singer-at-the-met-dies-at-93.html}; Opera, v. 62 no 11, November 2011.

  • Friedman, Debbie, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, champion of Jewish music, d. 1/9/2011 in Southern California at 59; b. in Utica, NY. JTA, 1/10/2011 {http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/01/10/2742484/a-song-for-debbie-friedman}.
    d. in Mission Viejo, CA; b. 2/23/1951. Los Angeles Times online, 1/11/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-debbie-friedman-20110111,0,4461079.story}.
    Deborah Lynn Friedman. New York Times online, 1/11/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/arts/music/11friedman.html}.

  • Fryatt, John, British tenor, d. 1/7/2011 in Brighton at 83; b. 1927 in York. Opera, v. 62 no. 4, April 2011.

  • Fudge, Alan, actor and singer, d. 10/10/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 67; b. in Wichita, KS. Variety online, 11/7/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118045786}.

  • Fuller, Dolores, actress, model, and songwriter, d. 5/9/2011 in Las Vegas, NV at 88; b. 3/10/1923 in South Bend, IN. Los Angeles Times online, 5/11/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dolores-fuller-20110511,0,5525788.story}.

  • Galbán, Manuel, Cuban guitarist, d. 7/7/2011 in Havana at 80. Spinner, 7/8/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/07/08/manuel-galban-buena-vista-social-club-dies}.
    b. 1931 in Gibara. New York Times online, 7/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/09/arts/music/manuel-galban-cuban-guitarist-dies-at-80.html}; KTVU.com, 7/8/2011 {http://www.ktvu.com/news/28491393/detail.html}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 7/8/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/6414483-418/manuel-galban-80-buena-vista-social-club-guitarist.html}.

  • Garcia, Russ, jazz and film composer and arranger, d. 11/20/2011 in Kerikeri, New Zealand at 95. Northern Advocate online, 11/22/2011 {http://www.northernadvocate.co.nz/news/russ-garcia-dies-at-95/1181749/}.
    Russell Garcia; b. 4/12/1916 in Oakland, CA. Jazz News, 11/22/2011 {http://home.nestor.minsk.by/jazz/news/2011/11/2201.html}.
    also conductor. Los Angeles Times online, 11/24/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-russell-garcia-20111124,0,6639884.story}.

  • Gardner, Carl Edward, R&B tenor, d. 6/12/2011 in Port St. Lucie, FL at 83; b. 4/29/1928 in Tyler, TX. New York Times online, 6/13/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/arts/music/carl-gardner-lead-singer-of-coasters-dies-at-83.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 6/14/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-carl-gardner-20110614,0,6689358.story}; STLtoday.com, 6/14/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_e2c5e736-f8ec-53e6-9b7c-253ba5a87208.html}.

  • Gardner, John, British composer, d. 12/12/2011 in Liss Forest, Hampshire; b. 3/2/1917. ChoralNet, 12/14/2011 {http://www.choralnet.org/view/302820}.

  • Garfield, Gil, popular singer and songwriter, d. 1/1/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 77; b. Gilbert Garfield 5/20/1933 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 1/4/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gil-garfield-20110104,0,4858934.story}.

  • Garrard, Don, Canadian bass, d. 9/11/2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa at 82; b. 7/31/1929 in Vancouver, BC. Opera, v. 62 no. 12, December 2011.

  • Garrett, Betty, actress and singer, d. 2/13/2011? at 91. Los Angeles Times online, 2/13/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/13/local/la-me-betty-garrett-20110213}.
    d. 2/12/2011 in Los Angeles, CA; b. 5/23/1919 in St. Joseph, MO. New York Times online, 2/13/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/arts/television/14garrett.html}; STLtoday.com, 2/13/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/article_828158c4-3734-11e0-a3d0-0017a4a78c22.html}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 2/14/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/3808182-418/musical-star-was-blacklist-victim.html}.

  • Garvin, Tom, jazz pianist and composer-arranger, d. 7/31/2011 in Encino, CA at 67; b/ 2/4/1944 in Petersburg, VA. Los Angeles Times online, 8/11/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-tom-garvin-20110811,0,6907787.story}.

  • Giosa, Johnny, a.k.a. Johnny G, rock drummer, also actor, model, and hairstylist, d. 8/28/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 42. Noisecreep, 8/29/2011 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/08/29/bulletboys-drummer-johnny-giosa-dies-in-car-accident/}.

  • Godburn, Dennis, bassoonist, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Gold, Andrew, singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and bandleader, son of Ernest Gold and Marni Nixon, d. 6/3/2011 at 59. The Music's Over, 6/3/2011 {http://themusicsover.com/2011/06/03/andrew-gold/}.
    also producer, d. in Los Angeles, CA. Variety online, 6/5/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118038047?refCatId=16}.
    b. in Burbank, CA. Undercover, 6/5/2011 {http://www.undercover.fm/news/14973-andrew-gold-dies-from-heart-attack-at-59}.
    d. in Encino, CA; b. 8/2/1951. YakkityYaks, 6/6/2011 {http://www.yakkityyaks.com/andrew-gold-dies-at-59/}.
    also arranger. Los Angeles Times online, 6/6/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-andrew-gold-20110606,0,7388391.story}; Spinner, 6/6/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/06/06/andrew-gold-dies/}; People online, 6/6/2011 {http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20500419,00.html}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 6/6/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/5809541-418/andrew-gold-who-wrote-theme-to-golden-girls-dies-in-l.a.-at-59}; New York Times online, 6/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/arts/music/andrew-gold-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-59.html}.

  • Goldberg, Norman A., music store owner, music publisher, clarinetist, supporter of music therapy and music education, d. 3/31/2011 in University City, MO at 93; b. in Belleville, IL. STLtoday.com, 4/3/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_9590fd3c-40da-5d6e-8ecd-00f22031f30b.html}.

  • Goldweber, Mark, ballet dancer, d. 12/9/2011 in Salt Lake City, UT at 53; b. 4/8/1958 in Miami, FL. New York Times online, 12/15/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/arts/dance/mark-goldweber-leading-dancer-with-joffrey-dies-at-53.html}.

  • Grammer, Billy, country singer and guitarist, also guitar designer, d. 8/10/2011 in Illinois at 85; b. in Benton, IL. STLtoday.com, 8/10/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/article_a056f8f4-3483-5ffd-a580-f9cb1501cbe5.html}.
    d. in Benton, IL; b. 1925. thesouthern.com, 8/10/2011 {http://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/article_4ad1cd20-c364-11e0-80e9-001cc4c03286.html}.
    b. Billie Wayne Grammer 8/28/1925. New York Times online, 8/11/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/arts/music/billy-grammer-singer-and-guitarist-at-the-opry-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Grant, Alexander, British ballet dancer, d. 9/30/2011 in London at 86; b. 2/22/1925 in Wellington, New Zealand. New York Times online, 10/3/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/03/arts/dance/alexander-grant-dancer-with-royal-ballet-dies-at-86.html}.

  • Grant, Marshall, country bassist and manager, d. 8/7/2011 in Jonesboro, AR at 83; b. 5/5/1928. Tune In Music City blog, 8/7/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/08/07/marshall-grant-last-remaining-member-of-johnny-cash-tennessee-two-dies-at-83/}; Boot, 8/8/2011 {http://www.theboot.com/2011/08/08/marshall-grant-dead/}; STLtoday.com, 8/9/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_ddf86aa7-febc-5ec1-944e-fdbe5676960a.html}.
    b. near Bryson City, NC. New York Times online, 8/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/arts/music/marshall-grant-bass-player-with-johnny-cash-dies-at-83.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 8/9/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/scimedemail/la-me-marshall-grant-20110809,0,4577297.story}.

  • Gray, Dobie, singer-songwriter, d. 12/6/2011 in Nashville, TN at 71; b. in Texas. NewsChannel5.com, 12/6/2011 {http://www.newschannel5.com/story/16204592/singer-songwriter-dobie-gray-passes-away}.
    b. 9/26/1940 (or 1942 or 1943) in Brookshire or Simonton, TX. New York Times online, 12/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/arts/music/dobie-gray-singer-known-for-drift-away-dies.html}.
    b. Leonard Victor Ainsworth or Laurence Darrow Brown 7/26/1940 in Simonton, TX. Los Angeles Times online, 12/8/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dobie-gray-20111208,0,302422.story}.

  • Greenhouse, Bernard, cellist, d. 5/13/2011 in Wellfleet, MA at 95; b. 1/3/1916 in Newark, NJ. New York Times online, 5/13/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/14/arts/music/bernard-greenhouse-cellist-dies-at-95.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/15/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20110515,0,3367679.story}; Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Grill, Rob (Robert Frank), rock singer, songwriter, and bass guitarist, d. 7/11/2011 in Mt. Dora, FL at 67. One O'Clock Radio, 7/11/2011 {http://oneoclockradio.com/main/2011/07/rob-grill-has-passed-away/}; Lehigh Valley Music Blog, 7/12/2011 {http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2011/07/grass-roots-singer-dies-hours-before-steelstacks-show-group-plays-tribute-set.html}; CBS News online, 7/12/2011 {http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20078729-10391698.html}; Spinner, 7/12/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/07/12/rob-grill-grass-roots-dies/}; STLtoday.com, 7/12/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_b2934f40-1719-5312-8ca0-eaaa5527efbf.html}.

  • Gurland, David, cabaret singer, d. 1/1/2011 at 43; b. 1967. Volume blog, 1/2/2011 {http://newyork.timeout.com/music-nightlife/the-volume-blog/665469/rip-david-gurland-1967%E2%80%932011}.

  • Hall, Matthew John, a.k.a. Blaps Warmonger, New Zealand death metal singer, d. 2/15/2011 in Wellington at 35. nzherald.co.nz, 1/17/2011 {http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10706973}.

  • Hambrecht, George Russell, flutist, d. 10/13/2011 in Cincinnati, OH at 87; b. in Syracuse, NY. Cincinnati.com, 10/22/2011 {http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20111022/NEWS0104/110230303/}.

  • Hamm, Charles Edward, musicologist, pioneer in popular music studies, d. 10/16/2011 in Lebanon, NH at 86; b. 4/21/1925 in Charlottesville, VA. New York Times online, 10/23/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/arts/music/charles-hamm-author-on-american-popular-music-dies-at-86.html}; Kurt Weill Newsletter, v. 29 no. 2, Fall 2011; American Music Review, v. 41 no. 1, Fall 2011; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012; American Music Review, v. 41 no. 2, Spring 2012.

  • Hammond, Ronnie, rock singer, d. 3/14/2011 near Macon, GA at 60. accessAtlanta, 3/15/2011 {http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-music/atlanta-rhythm-sections-ronnie-872740.html}.

  • Hany, Carlton, bluegrass and country music promoter and festival organizer, d. 3/16/2011 in Greensboro, NC at 82; b. in Reidsville, NC. CMT News online, 3/16/2011 {http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1660066/carlton-haney-bluegrass-festival-pioneer-dead-at-82.jhtml}.

  • Haran, Mary Cleere, cabaret singer and author, d. 2/5/2011 in Deerfield Beach, FL at 58. New York Times online, 2/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/arts/music/06haran.html}; BroadwayWorld.com, 2/5/2011 {http://broadwayworld.com/article/Cabaret_Singer_Mary_Cleere_Haran_Passes_Away_at_58_20110205}.
    also actress; b. 5/13/1952 in San Francisco, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 2/8/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-mary-cleere-haran-20110208,0,7529797.story}.

  • Hardy, Jack, folk singer, songwriter, and playwright, d. 3/11/2011 in New York, NY at 63. Frank Beacham's Journal (blog), 3/11/2011 {http://www.beachamjournal.com/journal/2011/03/jack-hardy-folk-singer-songwriter-and-playwright-dies-in-new-york.html}.
    d. in Manhattan; b. John Studebaker Hardy 11/23/1947 in South Bend, IN. New York Times online, 3/12/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/arts/music/jack-hardy-folk-singer-and-keeper-of-the-flame-dies-at-63.html}.

  • Harris, Cyril Manton, acoustical engineer, d. 1/4/2011 in Manhattan at 93; b. 6/20/1917 in Detroit, MI. New York Times online, 1/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/arts/music/09harris.html}.

  • Harris, Jet, British rock bassist, d. 3/18/2011 in Winchester at 71; b. Terence Harris in London. BBC News online, 3/18/2011 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12790789}.

  • Haworth, Jill, actress, dancer, and singer, d. 1/3/2011 in Manhattan at 65; b. Valerie Jill Haworth 8/15/1945 in Sussex, England. New York Times online, 1/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/theater/05haworth.html}.

  • Hayes, Jack J., composer and orchestrator for film and television, d. 8/24/2011 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. MSN Entertainment online, 8/29/2011 {http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=666763}.

  • Haynes, Bruce, oboist, recorder player, musicologist, and author, d. 5/17/2011; b. 1942. ATMA Classique, 5/18/2011 {http://www.atmaclassique.com/En/News/News.aspx?NouvelleID=81}.
    d. in Montréal, Québec; b. 4/14/1942 in Louisville, KY. Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society, v. 40 no. 2, Fall 2011

  • Hazarika, Bhupen, Indian singer and composer, d. 11/2011. Pioneer online, 11/7/2011 {http://www.dailypioneer.com/pioneer-news/edit/18625-the-voice-of-india.html}.
    d. 11/5/2011 in Mumbai. Times of India online, 11/13/2011 {http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-11-13/guwahati/30393529_1_aasu-rituals-ardha}.

  • Heavy D, rapper. d. 11/8/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 44; b. Dwight Arrington Myers. CNN.com, 11/8/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/08/showbiz/ent-heavy-d-dead/index.html}; Rolling Stone online, 11/8/2011 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/heavy-d-dead-at-44-20111108}; Vibe, 11/8/2011 {http://www.vibe.com/posts/breaking-heavy-d-dead-44}; TMZ, 11/8/2011 {http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/08/heavy-d-dead/}.
    b. Dwight Errington Myers 5/24/1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica. New York Times online, 11/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/arts/music/heavy-d-rap-star-dies-at-44.html}.

  • Heesters, Johannes, Dutch-born actor and singer, d. 12/24/2011 in Starnberg, Germany at 108; b. 12/5/1903 in Amersfoort. Huffington Post, 12/25/2011 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/25/johannes-heesters-dead_n_1169166.html}.

  • Hellman, (Frederick) Warren, financier, philanthropist, and banjo player, d. 12/18/2011 in San Francisco, CA at 77; b. 1934 in New York, NY. The Bay Citizen online, 12/18/2011 {http://www.baycitizen.org/obituaries/story/warren-hellman-dies-77/}.
    also bluegrass festival founder; b. 7/25/1934 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 12/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/business/warren-hellman-dies-at-77-ex-lehman-president-and-music-festival-founder.html}.

  • Hess, David, actor and songwriter, d. 10/7 or 8/2011 at 69; b. 9/19/1942 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 10/8/2011 {http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/227647/20111008/david-hess-american-horror-film-actor-songwriter-heart-attack-krug-stilo-wes-craven-last-house-on-th.htm}.

  • Himons, Archie "Aashid", blues/reggae singer, instrumentalist, and bandleader, d. 3/19/2011 in Nashville, TN at 68. Tune In Music City blog, 3/21/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/03/21/news-sources-reporting-nashville-reggae-and-blues-musician-aashid-himons-dies-at-68/}.

  • Hirshbein, Omus, impresario, d. 12/31/2011 in Manhattan at 77; b. 10/3/1934 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 1/7/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/07/arts/music/omus-hirshbein-classical-music-administrator-dies-at-77.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012; Opera America, Spring 2012.

  • Hoiby, Lee, composer, d. 3/28/2011 in New York, NY at 85; b. 2/17/1926 in Madison, WI. EAM: News, 3/28/2011 {http://www.eamdllc.com/story.cfm?story_id=601}; STLtoday.com, 3/28/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/culture-club/article_079ad13a-5994-11e0-af5f-00127992bc8b.html}; Chicago Tribune online, 3/30/2011 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-live-0331-classical-hoiby-2-20110330,0,5903790.column}; Opera, v. 62 no. 6, June 2011.
    Lee Henry Hoiby, d. in the Bronx. New York Times online, 3/29/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/arts/music/lee-hoiby-opera-composer-known-for-lyricism-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Holloway, Loleatta, soul and disco singer, d. 3/21/2011 at 64; b. in Chicago, IL. Spinning Soul.com, 3/22/2011 {http://spinningsoul.com/2011/03/riploleatta/}; New York Post online, 3/22/2011 {http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/soul_singer_loleatta_holloway_dies_1T3d1OBCAIPPdZkNn7yaqN}; Spinner, 3/22/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/03/22/loleatta-holloway-dies-aged-64/}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/22/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/sns-rt-music-us-loleatta-htre72l7tk-20110322,0,3306645.story}.
    also sang gospel and R&B; b. 1947. CNN.com, 3/23/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/23/loleatta.holloway.obit/index.html}.
    b. 1946. STLtoday.com, 3/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_8fda532f-7059-5a59-b450-daad62f4bfdd.html}; New York Times online, 3/23/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/arts/music/loleatta-holloway-gospel-and-disco-singer-dies-at-64.html}.

  • Holmes, Richard, timpanist, d. 6/5/2011. STL Symphony Blog, 6/6/2011 {http://www.stlsymphony.org/blog/2011/06/richard-holmes.html}.
    also conductor, d. in Lake Saint Louis, MO at 69; b. 4/23/1942 in San Juan, Rizal, Philippines. STLtoday.com, 6/9/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_a71eda08-2a04-5e84-b0d4-0a2fd8250fb0.html}.

  • Hope, Dolores, singer and philanthropist, widow of Bob Hope, d. 9/19/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 201; b. Dolores DeFina 5/27/1909 in Harlem, New York, NY. CNN.com, 9/19/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/19/showbiz/dolores-hope-obit/index.html}.
    Dolores DeFina Hope, d. in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, CA. Hollywood Reporter online, 9/19/2011 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dolores-hope-bob-hope-237283}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/19/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dolores-hope-20110920,0,7710359.story}; STLtoday.com, 9/19/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_a8c5d174-e303-11e0-a041-001a4bcf6878.html}.
    b. in the Bronx, New York, NY. People online, 9/19/2011 {http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20529802,00.html}.

  • Horne, Jerry G., band instrument collector, d. 3/8/2011 in Pine Bluff, AK; b. 6/1/1932 in Epps, LA. Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society, v. 40 no. 2, Fall 2011.

  • Horton, Gladys, Motown singer, d. 1/26/2011 in Sherman Oaks, CA at 66. STLtoday.com, 1/27/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_8e4a1fec-a54b-5db3-9a29-bb27a88dace8.html}.
    b. Gladys Catherine Horton 5/30/1945 in Gainesville, FL. New York Times online, 1/27/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/arts/music/28horton.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/28/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gladys-horton-20110128,0,369214.story}.

  • Householder, Andrew Edward, choral conductor and teacher, d. 9/8/2011 in Perrysburg, OH; b. 9/28/1932 in Bowling Green, OH. Sentinel-Tribune online, 9/10/2011 {http://www.sent-trib.com/obituaries/andrew-housholder}.

  • Houston, Ross, pianist and ballet accompanist, d. 1/12/2011 at 66. Winnipeg Free Press online, 1/15/2011 {http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/arts/rwbs-pianist-mr-perfect-remembered-for-patience-humour-113752644.html}.

  • Hütmannsberger, Peter, Austrian luthier, d. 11/13/2011 in the Austrian Alps at 49; b. 3/28/1962. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 48 no. 4, December 2011.

  • Hunter, George, viol player, harpsichordist, conductor, editor, arranger, and publisher, d. 3/26/2011; b. 1/30/1918. VdGSA News, v. 48 no. 2, June 2011.

  • Husky, Ferlin, country singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, hall of famer, d. 3/17/2011 in Nashville, TN at 85. NewsChannel5.com, 3/17/2011 {http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14272518/country-music-hall-of-famer-ferlin-husky-passes-away}.
    Ferlin Eugene Husky; b. 12/3/1925 near Flat River, MO. Los Angeles Times online, 3/18/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ferlin-husky-20110318,0,955567.story}; STLtoday.com, 3/18/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_3cc22e30-f0df-5eb8-9472-4545524f1f37.html}.
    d. in Hendersonville, TN; b. in Cantwell, MO. New York Times online, 3/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/arts/music/ferlin-husky-country-singer-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Hyman, Fredda, impresario, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Imus, Fred (Fredric Moore), country songwriter and radio personality, brother of Don Imus, d. 8/6/2011 in Tucson, AZ at 69; b. 1/11/1942 in Los Angeles, CA. New York Times online, 8/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/arts/music/fred-imus-radio-personality-and-songwriter-dies-at-69.html}.

  • Isepp, Martin, British accompanist, vocal coach, and conductor, d. 12/25/2011 in London; b. 9/30/1930 in Vienna, Austria. Opera, v. 63 no. 3, March 2012.

  • Izzo, Diane, rock singer-songwriter, d. 2/25/2011 in Albuquerque, NM at 43; b. 1967 in Oak Park, IL. Chicago Tribune online, 2/27/2011 {http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2011/02/diane-izzo-dead-at-age-43-songwriter-extraordinaire.html}.
    b. 5/1967. Jim DeRogatis Pop N Stuff blog, 2/28/2011 {http://www.wbez.org/blog/jim-derogatis/2011-02-28/diane-izzo-one-ages-83065}.

  • Jansch, Bert, British folk/jazz/rock guitarist and songwriter, d. 10/5/2011 in North London at 67; b. in Scotland. STLtoday.com, 10/5/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_a8dce212-72e0-5154-a551-2308b88f4dd9.html}; Spinner, 10/5/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/10/05/bert-jansch-dies/}.
    b. Herbert Jansch 11/3/1943 in Glasgow. New York Times online, 10/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/arts/music/bert-jansch-influential-guitarist-is-dead-at-67.html}.
    also singer. Washington Post online, 10/5/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/2011/10/05/gIQA5TvXOL_story.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/6/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bert-jansch-20111006,0,4771544.story}.

  • Jeremiah, John, pianist, d. 12/5/2011 in Chester, IL at 65. Chicago Sun-Times online, 12/6/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/9271801-418/pianist-wrote-famous-part-for-lake-shore-drive-dies.html}.

  • Johnson, Big Jack, bluesman, d. 3/14/2011 in Memphis, TN at 70; b. 7/30/1940 in Lambert, MS. BlueNotes blog, 3/14/2011 {http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/arts-entertainment-living/blue-notes/27866-mississippi-bluesman-big-jack-johnson-dies}.

  • Jones, Raymond, a.k.a. Ray J, music educator, arranger, bandleader, and recording artist, d. 2/6/2011 in New Orleans at 71; b. 8/17/1939 in New Orleans, LA. OffBeat online, 2/16/2011 {http://www.offbeat.com/2011/02/16/obituary-raymond-jones-1939-2011/}.

  • Jordan, Perry, country-rock guitarist and songwriter, d. 6/29/2011 at 62. Chicago Sun-Times online, 7/1/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/6295291-418/perry-jordan-62-heartsfield-guitarist.html}.

  • Joshi, Bhimsen Gururaj, Indian classical singer, d. 1/24/2011 in Pune at 89; b. in Gadag, Karnataka. World of 22.com, 1/24/2011 {http://www.worldof22.com/2011/01/india-classicial-singer-bhimsen-joshi.html}; News Center, 2/15/2011 {http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/features/bhimsen-joshi-the-voice-that-crossedvindhyas_522989.html}.
    d. at 88; b. 2/4/1922. Pioneer online, 1/31/2011 {http://dailypioneer.com/312949/Bharat-Ratna-Bhimsen-Joshi-passes-away.html}; New York Times online, 2/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/arts/music/06joshi.html}.

  • Journey, Jean Marie Graham, pianist, teacher, and adjudicator, d. 2/6/2011; b. 3/28/1933 in Athens, IN. Piano Guild Notes, v. 61 no. 3, Winter 2012.

  • Jurinac, Sena, soprano, d. 11/22/2011 near Augsburg, Germany at 90; b. Srebrenka Jurinac 10/24/1921 in Travnik, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia). New York Times online, 11/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/arts/music/sena-jurinac-star-soprano-in-vienna-dies-at-90.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Karn, Mick, rock bassist, d. 1/4/2011 in Chelsea, London; b. 7/24/1958. Mick Karn website, 1/4/2011 {http://www.mickkarn.net/}.
    d. at 52; b. Adonis Michaelides in Nicosia, Cyprus. guardian.co.uk, 1/5/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/05/japan-mick-karn-dies-cancer}.
    multi-instrumentalist and songwriter; b. Andonis Michaelides 7/24/1958. Independent online, 1/8/2011 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mick-karn-innovative-bassplayer-with-the-esoteric-earlyeighties-band-japan-2179198.html}.

  • Kastle, Leonard Gregory, composer, conductor, (stage) director, and filmmaker, d. 5/18/2011 in Westerlo, NY at 82; b. 2/11/1929 in the Bronx. New York Times online, 5/21/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/arts/leonard-kastle-a-composer-who-directed-the-honeymoon-killers-dies-at-82.html}.

  • Kazdin, Andrew, classical record producer, d. 11/28/2011 in Manhattan at 77; b. 10/10/1934 in the Bronx. New York Times online, 11/30/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/arts/music/andrew-kazdin-classical-record-producer-dies-at-77.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Keenan, Trish, British pop singer, d. 1/14/2011 in London? at 42. STLtoday.com, 1/14/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=trish-keenan&pid=147797823}; New York Times online, 1/14/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/arts/music/15keenan.html}; NME, 1/14/2011 {http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/54570}.

  • Kehl, Roy, organist, pianist, choirmaster, arranger, Steinway archivist, and music historian, d. 2/12/2011 in Chicago, IL? at 75; b. 1935 in St. Louis, MO. Chicago Sun-Times online, 3/7/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/4174899-418/roy-kehl-accomplished-organist-and-music-historian-dies.html}.

  • Kemp, Ian, British musicologist, d. 2011. Berlioz Society Bulletin, no 187, December 2011.
    d. 9/16/2011 in Lewes at 80; b. 6/26/1931 in Edinburgh. Opera, v. 63 no. 3, March 2012.

  • Kendall, John D., music educator who brought the Suzuki method to the United States, d. 1/6/2011 in Ann Arbor, MI at 93. STLtoday.com, 1/13/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_45c82735-c183-59cd-b494-42757a0361e7.html}; St. Louis Beacon, 1/14/2011 {http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/region/obits/107345-obituary-for-john-kendall}; AnnArbor.com, 1/27/2011 {http://www.annarbor.com/news/john-kendall-longtime-advocate-of-suzuki-music-teaching-system-dead-at-93/}.
    John Dryden Kendall; b. 8/30/1917 in Kearney, NE. New York Times online, 1/23/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/arts/music/24kendall.html}.

  • Kennedy, Laura, punk bassist, d. 11/14/2011; b. in Cleveland, OH. Gimme Noise blog, 11/15/2011 {http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2011/11/rip_laura_kennedy_bush_tetras.php}.

  • Khan, Sultan, Indian sarangi player and vocalist, d. 11/27/2011 in Mumbai at 71; b. in Jodhpur. New York Times online, 12/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/arts/music/sultan-khan-indian-classical-musician-and-sarangi-player-dies-at-71.html}.

  • Killa Keise, rapper, d. 11/10/2011 in San Francisco, CA at 28; b. Markeise Henry. All Shook Down blog, 11/11/2011 {http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/11/bay_area_rapper_killa_keise_wa.php}.

  • Kirby, Kathy, British popular singer, d. 5/19/2011 in London at 72; b. in Ilford, Essex. Belfast Telegraph online, 5/20/2011 {http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/news/sixties-singer-kathy-kirby-dies-16002512.html}.

  • Kirkland, Eddie, blues guitarist, d. 2/27/2011 in Tampa, FL at 88; b. in Jamaica. Spinner, 2/28/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/02/28/eddie-kirkland-dead/}; STLtoday.com, 2/28/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_3b7f85c7-ae81-570a-b593-de0400746431.html}.
    also singer, songwriter, and harmonica player; b. 8/16/1923 in Dothan, AL or Kingston, Jamaica. New York Times online, 3/6/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/07/arts/music/07kirkland.html}.

  • Kirshner, Don, music publisher and producer, songwriter, musical director for The Monkees, d. 1/17/2011 in Florida at 76; b. 1934 in New York, NY. Spinner, 1/18/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/18/don-kirshner-dies/}; Wall Street Journal online, 1/19/2011 {http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704678004576090351970940340.html}.
    d. in Boca Raton, FL. Variety online, 1/18/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118030420}; AolNews, 1/18/2011 {http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/18/don-kirshner-legendary-brill-building-music-publisher-dies-at/}.
    d. at 77. Hollywood Reporter online, 1/18/2011 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/legendary-music-publisher-don-kirshner-72816}.
    d. at 76; b. 4/17/1934 in The Bronx. New York Times online, 1/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/arts/music/19kirshner.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/19/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-don-kirshner-20110119,0,6670988.story}; STLtoday.com, 1/19/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_0d98ac9e-6aa7-598d-bc8b-ffbee36ec55c.html}.

  • Kirst, Alex, rock drummer and composer. d. 1/13/2011 in Cathedral City, CA at 47; b. in Canada. mydesert.com, 1/15/2011 {http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110115/NEWS0804/101150322/Iggy-Pop-s-former-drummer-killed}.

  • Kish, Erik, rockabilly guitarist, songwriter, and bandleader, d. 9/29/2011 in Chicago, IL at 51. Chicago Sun-Times online, 10/2/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/7969400-418/erik-kish-local-rockabilly-artist-dies.html}.

  • Kline, Joe (Joseph Leo), pianist and piano teacher, d. 8/12/2011 in St. Louis, MO at 81; b. in Newcastle Township, PA. STLtoday.com 8/19/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_f68e77b5-13b6-5853-847b-cf5d70310330.html}.

  • Klingman, Mark "Moogy", rock keyboardist and songwriter, d. 11/15/2011 at 61. Spinner, 11/16/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/11/16/mark-moogy-klingman-utopia-keyboardist-dies/}.
    d. in Manhattan; b. 9/7/1950 in New York, NY or Great Neck, NY. New York Times online, 11/21/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/arts/music/moogy-klingman-songwriter-and-original-member-of-utopia-dies-at-61.html?_r=2&ref=obituaries}.

  • Kreizberg, Yakov, conductor, d. 3/15/2011 in Monte Carlo at 51; b. in Russia. Deceptive Cadence blog, 3/16/2011 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2011/03/16/134592101/conductor-yakov-kreizberg-dead-at-51}.
    b. 1959 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). New York Times online, 4/11/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/arts/music/yakov-kreizberg-orchestral-conductor-dies-at-51.html}.
    b. 10/24/1959. Opera, v. 62. no. 5, May 2011.

  • Kulwicki, Rick, rock guitarist, d. 2/15/2011 at 49. Reverb blog, 2/16/2011 {http://www.heyreverb.com/2011/02/16/news-fluid-guitarist-rick-kulwicki-is-dead-at-49/}.

  • Kurtz, Gene, rock, R&B, jazz, and country bassist, d. 10/23/2011 in Austin, TX at 69; b. ca. 10/16/1942 in San Antonio, TX. Rocks Off blog, 10/24/2011 {http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2011/10/gene_kurtz_treat_her_right_co-.php}.

  • Kuzma, John, rock guitarist, d. 7/1/2011 in Yardley, PA at 60; b. in Philadelphia, PA. phillyBurbs.com, 7/7/2011 {http://www.phillyburbs.com/blogs/news_columnists/andy_vineberg/blog/john-kuzma/article_667205d1-1a6f-56f2-8109-475094e8b5df.html}.

  • Kyser, Georgia Carroll, model, actress, and singer, d. 1/14/2011 in Chapel Hill, NC at 91; b. near Dallas, TX. NewsObserver.com, 1/16/2011 {http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/16/923897/georgia-carroll-kyser.html}.

  • La Scola, Vincenzo, Italian tenor, d. 4/15/2011 in Turkey at 53; b. 1958 in Palermo, Sicily. New York Times online, 4/22/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/23/arts/music/vincenzo-la-scola-an-italian-tenor-dies-at-53.html}.
    d. in Mersin, Turkey; b. 1/25/1958. Opera, v. 62 no. 7, July 2011.

  • Laine, Mikko, Finnish rock guitarist, d. 10/2/2011 in Holland at 30. Noisecreep, 10/3/2011 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/10/03/sole-remedys-mikko-laine-killed-in-truck-accident/}.

  • Landesman, Frances Dietsch, lyricist and singer, d. 7/23/2011 in Islington, North London, England at 83. St. Louis Beacon, 7/23/2011 {http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/region/obits/111855-frances-dietsch-landesman-obit}; TheaterMania.com, 7/24/2011 {http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/news/07-2011/lyricist-fran-landesman-has-died_39183.html}.
    also poet, b. Frances Dietch 10/21/1927 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 8/1/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/arts/music/fran-landesman-lyricist-with-a-bittersweet-edge-dies-at-83.html}.

  • Lane, Jani, heavy metal singer and songwriter, d. 8/9/2011 in Woodland Hills, CA at 47. TMZ.com, 8/11/2011 {http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/11/warrant-singer-jani-lane-dead-dies-died-hotel-ventura-los-angeles-cherry-pie/}.
    also guitarist, pianist, and drummer; b. John Kennedy Oswald 2/1/1964 in Akron, OH. New York Times online, 8/12/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/arts/music/jani-lane-warrants-lead-singer-dies-at-47.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/12/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_155d7351-a96a-57c9-9617-08f1cb81a7ad.html}; nzherald.co.nz, 8/12/2011 {http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10744768}; MTV.com, 8/12/2011 {http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668933/jani-lane-dead.jhtml}; Los Angeles Times online, 8/13/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/13/local/la-me-jani-lane-20110813}.

  • Larson, John, rock trumpeter, d. 9/21/2011 in Warsaw, IN at 61; b. in Cicero, IL. Chicago Sun-Times online, 9/23/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/7812943-418/john-larson-61-ides-of-march-trumpet-player.html}.

  • Lascelles, George Henry Hubert, Earl of Harewood, British writer and editor on opera, and arts administrator, d. 7/11/2011 at 88; b. 2/7/1923 in London. guardian.co.uk, 7/11/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jul/11/the-earl-of-harewood}; Opera, v. 62 no. 9, September 2011.
    d. at Harewood House, near Leeds. New York Times online, 7/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/arts/music/george-lascelles-earl-and-opera-writer-dies-at-88.html}.

  • Laurents, Arthur, playwright, screenwriter, stage director, and librettist, d. 5/5/2011 in Manhattan at 93; b. 7/14/1917. New York Times online, 5/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/arts/arthur-laurents-playwright-and-director-dies-at-93.html}.
    b. in Brooklyn, NY. STLtoday.com, 5/6/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=arthur-laurents&pid=150828763}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 5/6/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/5213675-418/arthur-laurents-93-wrote-west-side-story.html}.

  • Lea, Barbara, cabaret singer, d. 12/26/2011 in Raleigh, NC at 82; b. Barbara Ann LeCocq 4/10/1929 in Detroit, MI. New York Times online, 1/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/arts/music/barbara-lea-interpreter-of-american-popular-songs-dies.html}.

  • Leach, Joanna, early-music pianist, d. 4/2011; b. 1937. Consort, v. 68, Summer 2012.
    d. 4/8/2011. Harpsichord & Fortepiano, v. 15 no.2, Spring 2011.

  • Lee, Bernard St. Clair, disco singer, d. 3/8/2011 in Lake Elsinore, CA at 66; b. 1944 in San Francisco, CA. Afterword blog, 3/9/2011 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/afterword/2011/03/bernard-st-clair-lee-who-sang-rock-the-boat-with-hues-corporation-dies-at-66.html}.

  • Leiber, Jerry, rock songwriter (of Leiber & Stoller fame), d. 8/22/2011 at 78. Rolling Stone online, 8/22/2011 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/source-songwriter-jerry-leiber-dies-at-78-20110822}.
    d. in Los Angeles, CA; b. 4/25/1933 in Baltimore, MD. New York Times online, 8/22/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/arts/music/jerry-leiber-rock-n-roll-lyricist-dies-at-78.html}; JTA, 8/23/2011 {http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/08/23/3089084/the-eulogizer-pioneering-rock-songwriter-jerry-leiber}; STLtoday.com, 8/24/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_b7221800-71e0-56f3-9a54-354d502a7455.html}.
    b. Jerome Leiber. Los Angeles Times online, 8/23/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jerry-leiber-20110823,0,6666381.story}.
    also record producer. CNN.com, 8/24/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/23/obit.jerry.leiber/index.html}.

  • Leka, Paul Theodore, songwriter and producer, d. 10/12/2011 in Sharon, CT at 68; b. 2/20/1943 in Bridgeport, CT. New York Times online, 10/23/2011 {https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/arts/music/paul-leka-a-songwriter-of-na-na-hey-hey-dies-at-68.html}; Spinner, 10/24/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/10/24/paul-leka-dies/}.

  • Lessac, Arthur, vocal coach, d. 4/7/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 101; b. 9/9/1909 in Haifa, Palestine (now Israel). New York Times online, 4/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/arts/arthur-lessac-holistic-vocal-coach-dies-at-101.html}; Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Léveillée, Claude (Joseph Gérard Adolphe Claude), Canadian singer, actor, and songwriter, d. 6/9/2011 in Montreal, Quebec at 78; b. 10/16/1932 in Montreal, Quebec. montrealgazette.com, 6/9/2011 {http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Tributes+pour+Quebec+singer+actor+Claude+L%C3%A9veill%C3%A9e/4918942/story.html}.

  • Leven, Jackie, Scottish singer-songwriter, d. 11/14/2011 at 61. Spinner, 11/15/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/11/15/jackie-leven-dead/}.
    also guitarist; b. 1950 in Kirkcaldy. The Arts Desk, 11/15/2011 {http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/jackie-leven-1950-2011}.

  • Licitra, Salvatore, Sicilian tenor, d. 9/5/2011 in Catania at 43; b. in Switzerland. STLtoday.com, 9/5/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_1ac0438b-d4c4-5b35-a0c3-3de569b578ad.html}; Huffington Post, 9/5/2011 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/05/salvatore-licitra-dead_n_949481.html}; BBC News online, 9/5/2011 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14798588}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/6/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-salvatore-licitra-20110906,0,514060.story}.
    b. 8/10/1968 in Bern, Switzerland. New York Times online, 9/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/arts/music/salvatore-licitra-tenor-at-the-met-dies-at-43-after-crash.html}; Opera, v. 62 no 11, November 2011.

  • Lieberson, Peter, composer, widower of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, d. 4/23/2011 in Tel Aviv at 64; b. 10/25/1946 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 4/23/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/music/peter-lieberson-64-composer-inspired-by-buddhism-dies.html}; STLtoday.com, 4/26/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_6f9c0518-9f78-5582-8a6c-539283539699.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 4/28/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-peter-lieberson-20110428,0,548522.story}; Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Lillo, Marie, actress and singer, d. 2/1/2011 at 81; b. in New Jersey. Variety online, 2/6/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118031614}.

  • Ling Tung, violinist and conductor, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Llewellyn, Barry, Jamaican reggae and rocksteady artist, d. 11/23/2011 in Kingston at 64. Pollstar, 11/26/2011 {http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2011/11/26/789161.aspx}.
    d. in St.Andrew at 63; b. Barrington Llewellyn 12/24/1947 in Kingston. New York Times online, 11/29/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/arts/music/barry-llewellyn-a-founder-of-the-heptones-dies-at-63.html}.

  • Louvin, Charlie, country singer and guitarist, d. 1/26/2011 in Wartrace, TN at 83; b. Charlie Elzer Loudermilk 7/7/1927 in Section, AL. New York Times online, 1/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/arts/music/27louvin.html}.
    b. Charles Loudermilk in Henager, AL. STLtoday.com, 1/26/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_ff0106b4-bcdb-5248-90fd-f78c1a242396.html}.
    d. 1/25/2011; b. Charles Elzer Loudermilk. Nashville.com, 1/26/2011 {http://www.nashville.com/music/2011/01/charlie-louvin-1927-2011/}; Click Track blog, 1/26/2011 {http://blog.washingtonpost.com/clicktrack/2011/01/rip_country_great_charlie_louv.html}.

  • Lyon, Annabelle, ballerina, d. 11/4/2011 in Mansfield, MA at 95; b. 1/8/1916 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 11/10/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/arts/dance/annabelle-lyon-dancer-with-balanchine-dies-at-95.html}.

  • MacDonald, Ralph Anthony, pop percussionist and composer, d. 12/18/2011 in Stamford, CT at 67; b. 3/15/1944 in Harlem. New York Times online, 12/20/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/arts/music/ralph-macdonald-pop-percussionist-dies-at-67.html}.

  • MacNeil, Cornell, baritone, d. 7/15/2011 in Charlottesville, VA at 88; b. 9/24/1922 in Minneapolis, MN. New York Times online, 7/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/arts/music/cornell-macneil-operatic-baritone-dies-at-88.html}.
    d. 7/16/2011. Opera, v. 62 no. 10, October 2011.

  • Mainer, Wade E., pioneering bluegrass banjo player, d. 9/12/2011 in Flint, MI at 104; b. 4/21/1907 near Weaverville, NC. Washington Post online, 9/13/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/wade-mainer-banjo-pioneer-dies-at-104/2011/09/13/gIQA5sU0PK_story.html}.
    Wade Eckhart Mainer, also singer. New York Times online, 9/15/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/arts/music/wade-mainer-a-pioneer-of-bluegrass-banjo-dies-at-104.html}.

  • Marcucci, Bob (Robert Phillip), rock lyricist, record publisher, and manager, d. 3/9/2011 in Ontario, CA at 81; b. 2/28/1930 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 3/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/arts/music/bob-marcucci-a-rock-music-idol-maker-dies-at-81.html}.

  • Marsh, Robert E., horn player, d. 3/2/2011 in Marietta, GA; b. 1929. Horn Call, v. 41 no. 3, May 2011.

  • Marshall, Eddie, jazz and R&B drummer, bandleader, and teacher, d. 9/7/2011 in San Francisco, CA at 73; b. in Springfield, MA. A+E Interactive (blog), 9/9/2011 {http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2011/09/09/eddie-marshall-local-jazz-giant-dies-at-73/}.
    also composer. Chamber Music Magazine, v. 28 no. 6, November/December 2011.

  • Marshall, John, British opera administrator, d. 12/29/2011 in Tunbridge Wells at 49; b. in Bromley. Opera, v. 63 no. 4, April 2012.

  • Martin, Finn, Swedish saxophonist, d. 9/2/2011 in Germany at 49. MailOnline.com, 9/8/2011 {http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2034582/Musician-plunges-death-attempting-slide-building-playing-saxophone.html}.

  • Martin, Hugh, composer-songwriter, d. 3/11/2011 in Encinitas, CA at 96; b. in Birmingham, AL. STLtoday.com, 3/11/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_c19ff128-4c51-11e0-8a16-00127992bc8b.html}.
    Hugh Martin Jr., composer, lyricist, and arranger; b. 8/11/1914. Los Angeles Times online, 3/13/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-hugh-martin-20110313,0,5876473.story}.
    also pianist. Washington Post online, 3/14/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/12/AR2011031205420.html}; New York Times online, 3/14/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/arts/music/hugh-martin-composer-of-judy-garland-hits-dies-at-96.html}; PopEater.com, 3/14/2011 {http://www.popeater.com/2011/03/14/hugh-martin-dead/}.

  • Martinez, Jonathan, Mexican musician, d. 1/17/2011 in Guadalajara at 35. NYDailyNews.com, 1/18/2011 {http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/01/18/2011-01-18_musicians_kille d_in_mexico_after_refusing_to_play_more_songs_for_audience.html}.

  • Mason, David, classical trumpeter who played solo on "Penny Lane", d. at 85. Brass Musician, 5/1/2011? {http://brassmusician.com/david-mason-a-trumpet-icon-has-died/}; 93.3 WMMR online, 5/5/2011 {http://www.wmmr.com/music/news/Story.aspx?ID=1412976}.
    d. 4/29/2011. Los Angeles Times online, 5/7/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/07/local/la-me-david-mason-20110507}.

  • Mathews, Max Vernon, computer programmer and pioneer of computer music, d. 4/21/2011 in San Francisco, CA at 84; b. 11/13/1926 in Columbus, NE. New York Times online, 4/23/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/music/max-mathews-father-of-computer-music-dies-at-84.html}; MercuryNews.com, 4/23/2011 {http://www.mercurynews.com/obituaries/ci_17916071}.

  • Mathis, Country Johnny, country singer and songwriter, d. 9/27/2011 at 80; b. 9/28/1930 in Maude, TX. Country Johnny Mathis website, 9/28/2011 {http://www.countryjohnnymathis.com/biography.html}.

  • Matteo, dancer, choreographer, and teacher specializing in Spanish dance, d. 3/24/2011 in Englewood, NJ at 92; b. Matteo Marcellus Vittucci 2/5/1919 in Utica, NY. New York Times online, 3/28/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/arts/dance/matteo-master-of-spanish-dance-dies-at-92.html}.

  • Mayora, Flame Joseph, d.j. and breakdancer, creator of "Hip House" style, d. 7/1/2011 in Chicago, IL at 38; b. Flame Mayora in Chicago, IL. Chicago Sun Times online, 7/5/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/6358785-418/chicago-dj-created-hip-house-beat.html}.

  • McCray, Jack Arthur, jazz columnist, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • McCulley, Janis, pianist and teacher, d. 1/14/2011. Piano Guild Notes, v. 61 no. 1, Summer 2011.

  • McDanial, Mel, country singer, d. 3/31/2011 at 68; b. in Checotah, OK. GAC News & Notes, 3/31/2011 {http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/03/31/grand-ole-opry-member-mel-mcdaniel-dies/}.

  • McDaniels, Eugene Booker, soul and blues singer and songwriter, also producer, d. 7/29/2011 in Kittery Point, ME at 76; b. 2/12/1935 in Kansas City, KS. New York Times online, 8/1/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/arts/music/eugene-mcdaniels-singer-songwriter-of-soul-and-blues-hits-dies-at-76.html}.
    Gene McDaniels. Los Angeles Times online, 8/2/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/02/local/la-me-gene-mcdaniels-20110802}; STLtoday.com, 8/4/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_5f4e2300-d947-5f89-a66d-57a64e6ea1e7.html}.

  • Meili, Erio, Brazilian bluegrass enthusiast, d. 4/21/2011. Music from Foggy Hollow, 4/29?/2011 {http://atalkingdog.com/index.cfm?pid=111111}.

  • Meine, Evelyn, orchestra administrator, d. 2/24/2011 in Milwaukee, WI at 84. Chicago Tribune, 3/30/2011 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-live-0331-classical-hoiby-2-20110330,0,5903790.column}.

  • Meltzer, Alan, record publisher, d. 10/29?/2011 at 67. Billboard online, 10/31/2011 {http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/alan-meltzer-founder-of-wind-up-records-1005457962.story}; Rolling Stone online, 11/1/2011 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/wind-up-records-founder-dead-at-67-20111101}.

  • Mercer, Marian Ethel, actress and singer, d. 4/27/2011 in Newbury Park, CA at 75; b. 11/26/1935 in Akron, OH. New York Times online, 5/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/theater/marian-mercer-actress-with-zany-streak-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Mertz, Annelise, dancer, choreographer, and teacher, d. 4/28/2011 in Clayton, MO at 93; b. 1918 in Berlin. STLtoday.com, 5/1/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_92cc81f0-736a-11e0-8243-0019bb30f31a.html}.

  • Meyer, Liz, bluegrass songwriter and singer, d. 8/26/2011. Cybergrass, 8/30/2011 {http://www.cybergrass.com/taxonomy/term/455}.

  • Michaels, Sidney Ramon, playwright, librettist, and lyricist, d. 4/22/2011 in Westport, CT at 83; b. 8/17/1927 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 4/27/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/theater/sidney-michaels-playwright-dead-at-83.html}.

  • Mieszala, Jim, polka drummer and exterminator, d. 11/2011 in West Bend, WI at 59; b. in Bucktown, Chicago, IL. Chicago Sun-Times online, 12/17/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/9495147-418/expert-on-polka-and-pest-control-loved-the-music-and-his-bug-business.html}.

  • Mills, Louis R. Jr., recording engineer, d. 9/16/2011 in Towson, MD at 76; b. in Houston, TX. Baltimore Sun online, 9/22/2011 {http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-louis-mills-20110922,0,5195903,full.story}.

  • Mitchell, David Ira, Broadway set designer, d. 10/3/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 79; b. 5/12/1932 in Honesdale, PA. New York Times online, 10/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/theater/david-mitchell-broadway-set-designer-dies-at-79.html}.

  • Mizell, Alphonso "Fonce", Motown producer, d. 7/11?/2011 at 68. West Coast Sound blog, 7/11/2011 {http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/07/rip_alphonso_fonce_mizell.php}.

  • Montgomery, Robert Michael, ragtime pianist, historian, and piano roll collector, d. 6/22/2011 in Detroit, MI at 77; b. 3/9/1934 in Chicago, IL. Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home website, 6/24/2011 {http://www.mannsfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1192645&fh_id=13366}.

  • Mook, Anet, Dutch rock singer, d. 6/2011. Spinner, 6/20/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/06/20/anet-mook-cay-bus-crash}.

  • Mooney, Ralph, country steel guitarist, d. 3/20/2011 in Arlington, TX at 82; b. in Duncan, OK. Tune In Music City blog, 3/21/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/03/21/steel-guitar-innovator-ralph-mooney-dies-at-82/}.
    d. in Kennedale, TX; b. 9/16/1928. Los Angeles Times online, 3/22/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ralph-mooney-20110322,0,3909277.story}.
    Ralph Eugene Mooney. New York Times online, 3/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/arts/music/ralph-mooney-master-of-the-steel-guitar-dies-at-82.html}.

  • Morel, René Alfred, luthier, d. 11/16/2011 in Wayne, NJ at 79; b. 3/11/1932 in Mattaincourt, France. New York Times online, 11/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/nyregion/rene-a-morel-master-restorer-of-rare-violins-dies-at-79.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Morello, Joe, jazz drummer, d. 3/12/2011 in Irvington, NJ at 82; b. Joseph A. Morello 7/17/1928 in Springfield, MA. New York Times online, 3/13/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/arts/music/joe-morello-drummer-with-dave-brubeck-quartet-dies-at-82.html}.
    d. in Elizabeth, NJ. Los Angeles Times online, 3/14/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-joe-morello-20110314,0,3123963.story}.

  • Morris, Jesse, punk guitarist, singer, songwriter, bandleader, and busker, d. 11/6/2011 in San Francisco, CA at 28; b. ca. 11/5/1983. All Shook Down blog, 11/11/2011 {http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/11/rip_jesse_morris_punk_rock_joh.php},

  • Morrissey, Bill, singer/songwriter, d. 7/23/2011 in Georgia; b. 11/25/1951 in Hartford, CT. NHPR online, 7/24/2011 {http://www.nhpr.org/letters-heaven-bill-morrissey}.

  • Motian, (Stephen) Paul, jazz drummer, bandleader, and composer, d. 11/22/2011 in Manhattan at 80; b. 3/25/1931 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 11/22/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/arts/music/paul-motian-jazz-drummer-is-dead-at-80.html}; STLtoday.com, 11/22/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/influential-jazz-drummer-paul-motian-dies-in-nyc/article_abde5f3c-37ef-5054-bd6a-94f47a368703.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 11/24/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-paul-motian-20111124,0,4626692.story}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Moyse, Blanche, violinist, conductor, and educator, d. 2/10/2011 in Brattleboro, VT at 101; b. Violette Blanche Honegger 9/23/1909 in Geneva, Switzerland. Washington Post online, 2/12/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/12/AR2011021203553.html}; New York Times online, 2/15/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/arts/music/15moyse.html}.
    d. 2/15/2011 [sic]. Bach Notes, no. 15, Fall 2011.

  • Nate Dogg, R&B/hip-hop singer, d. 3/15/2011 in Long Beach, CA at 41; b. Nathaniel D. Hale in Long Beach, CA. Press-Telegram online, 3/16/2011 {http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_17622472}; Huffington Post, 3/16/2011 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/16/nate-dogg-dead_n_836364.html}; People online, 3/16/2011 {http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20474046,00.html}; TMZ, 3/15/2011 {http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/15/nate-dogg-dead-dies-hip-hop-rapper-singer-long-beach/}; STLtoday.com, 3/17/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_0452c970-7b3d-528e-b9cb-eff79a81e10d.html}.
    b. Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. guardian.co.uk, 3/16/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/mar/16/us-rapper-nate-dogg-dies}.
    b. 1969. The Mix blog, 3/16/2011 {http://blog.rhapsody.com/2011/03/ripdogg.html}.
    creator of G-funk, d. near Long Beach, CA; b. 8/19/1969. Washington Post online, 3/16/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/nathaniel-d-hale-soulful-singer-of-gangsta-rap-known-as-nate-dogg-dies-at-41/2011/03/16/ABZLmVh_story.html}.
    d. in Laguna Niguel, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 3/17/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-nate-dogg-20110317,0,7695313.story}; New York Times online, 3/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/arts/music/nate-dogg-hip-hop-collaborator-dies-at-41.html}.

  • Neal, Jack Sr., rock/country/jazz bassist, d. 9/22/2011 in Virginia Beach, VA at 80; b. in St. Brides, VA. PilotOnline.com, 9/23/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=jack-neal&pid=153766192}.

  • Nichols, Roger, sound engineer, d. 4/9/2011 in Burbank, CA at 66. Los Angeles Times online, 4/13/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/13/local/la-me-roger-nichols-20110413}.
    Roger Scott Nichols; b. 9/22/1944 in Oakland, CA. New York Times online, 4/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/arts/music/roger-nichols-artist-among-sound-engineers-dies-at-66.html}.

  • Nitro, Johnny, blues guitarist, d. 2/19/2011 in San Francisco, CA at 59; b. John Newton. SFGate, 2/21/2011 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/20/BAN81HR1FE.DTL}.

  • Noni, Alda, Italian soprano, d. 5/17/2011 in Larnaca, Cyprus at 95; b. 4/30/1916 in Trieste. Opera, v. 62 no. 12, December 2011.

  • Norman, Jimmy, R&B singer and songwriter, d. 11/8/2011 in Manhattan at 74; b. James Norman Scott 8/12/1937 in Nashville, TN. New York Times online, 11/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/arts/music/jimmy-norman-singer-who-worked-with-marley-and-hendrix-dies-at-74.html}.

  • Norris, Walter, jazz pianist, d. 10/28/2011; b. 12/27/1931. B. Goren on organissimo Jazz Discussion Forum, 10/29/2011 {http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/66923-walter-norris-rip/}.

  • Oglesby, Carl, '60s antiwar activist and folk musician, d. 9/13/2011 in Montclair, NJ at 76. New York Times online, 9/14/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/us/carl-oglesby-antiwar-leader-in-1960s-dies-at-76.html}.

  • Ohga, Norio, Japanese baritone, technology company executive, and conductor, d. 4/23/2011 in Toyko at 81. STLtoday.com, 4/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_644d2130-6e07-11e0-a78c-001a4bcf6878.html}.
    b. 1/29/1930 in Numazu. Los Angeles Times online, 4/24/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-me-norio-ohga-20110424,0,6759517.story}.

  • Orbison, Barbara, record publisher, widow of Roy Orbison, d. 12/6/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 60. STLtoday.com, 12/7/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/barbara-orbison-widow-of-roy-orbison-dies-in-la/article_e8f19b09-d253-5a77-bf7b-1448f6aa29d2.html}.

  • Ornadel, Cyril, British conductor and composer, d. 6/22/2011 in Israel; b. 12/2/1924 in London. Independent online, 6/23/2011 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/cyril-ornadel-conductor-and-composer-best-known-for-sunday-night-at-the-london-palladium-2301301.html}.

  • Paturca, Cristian, Romanian composer, d. 1/18/2011 in Bucharest? at 46. New York Times online, 1/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/world/europe/19paturca.html}; STLtoday.com, 1/18/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/world/article_70375e0a-229a-5974-abbe-ab685de24c89.html}.

  • Peek, Dan, rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, d. 7/24/2011. Dan Peek Official Website, 7/25/2011 {http://www.danpeek.com/}; American Spectator blog, 7/25/2011 {http://spectator.org/blog/2011/07/25/dan-peek-rip#}.
    b. 11/1/1950. VenturaHighway.com, 7/25/2011 {http://venturahighway.com/index.php}.
    b. in Panama City, FL. Billboard.com, 7/26/2011 {http://www.billboard.com/news/dan-peek-co-founder-of-america-dead-at-60-1005293252.story}.
    d. 7/23/2011 [sic] in Farmington, MO. UPI.com, 7/26/2011 {http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2011/07/26/Americas-Dan-Peek-dead-at-60/UPI-16561311727502/}.
    d. 7/24/2011 in Farmington, MI [sic]. EW.com, 7/26/2011 {http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/07/26/america-co-founder-dan-peek-dies/}. Daniel Milton Peek, also played bass, keyboards, and harmonica, d. 7/24/2011 in Farmington, MO. New York Times online, 7/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/arts/music/dan-peek-of-the-rock-band-america-dies-at-60.html}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 7/26/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/6723095-418/dan-peek-60-founding-member-of-band-america.html}; STLtoday.com, 7/27/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_7f0bc978-56cf-5d4e-9be9-9dce7cb32e3c.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/27/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dan-peek-20110727,0,1714260.story}; Independent online, 7/28/2011 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dan-peek-singer-and-songwriter-who-cofounded-america-the-1970s-softrock-trio-who-started-life-in-britain-2327035.html}.

  • Perkins, Pinetop, bluesman, d. 3/21/2011 in Austin, TX at 97. KXAN.com, 3/21/2011 {http://www.kxan.com/dpp/entertainment/music/bluesman-pinetop-perkins-dies}.
    guitarist and pianist; b. Joe Willie Perkins 7/7/1913 in Belzoni, MS. CNN.com, 3/22/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/22/pinetop.perkins.obit/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 3/22/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_c0c6cff5-c9c2-56ec-9adf-a899aa1993c5.html}.
    boogie-woogie pianist. New York Times online, 3/21/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/arts/music/pinetop-perkins-delta-boogie-woogie-master-dies-at-97.html}; SFGate.com, 3/23/2011 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/23/BAVR1IGERV.DTL}.
    b. near Pelzoni, MS. Los Angeles Times online, 3/22/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-pinetop-perkins-20110322,0,3151575.story}.

  • Petrov, Nicolai, Russian pianist, d. 8/3/2011 in Moscow at 68; b. 1943. STLtoday.com, 8/3/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/world/article_8854f2ed-957a-5f21-8b50-71944343ea83.html}.
    Nikolai Arnoldovich Petrov, b. 4/14/1943. New York Times online, 8/6/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/arts/music/nikolai-petrov-virtuoso-pianist-dies-at-68.html}.

  • Petit, Roland, choreographer, d. 7/10/2011 in Geneva, Switzerland at 87; b. 1/13/1924 in Villemomble (near Paris), France. New York Times online, 7/10/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/arts/dance/roland-petit-choreographer-is-dead-at-87.html}; STLtoday.com, 7/11/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=roland-petit&pid=152498014}.

  • Peyser, Joan, music writer and biographer, d. 4/24/2011 in Manhattan at 80; b. Joan Goldstein 6/12/1930 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 4/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/arts/music/joan-peyser-bernstein-and-gershwin-biographer-dies-at-80.html}.

  • Philpott, Larry LaFayette, horn player and teacher, d. 10/1/2011 in Indianapolis, IN; b. 4/5/1937 in Alma, AR. Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Pilarczyk, Helga, German soprano, d. 9/15/2011 in Hamburg at 86; b. 3/12/1925 near Braunschweig. Opera, v. 63 no. 2, February 2012.

  • Pizzi, Nilla, Italian singer, d. 3/12/2011 in Milan at 91; b. Adionilla Pizzi 4/16/1919 in Sant'Agata Bolognese. STLtoday.com, 3/12/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_a919542e-18f6-543b-bba3-8796c4a7c280.html}.

  • Playten, Alice, actress, singer, and dancer, d. 6/25/2011 in Manhattan at 63; b. Alice Plotkin 8/28/1947 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 6/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/arts/alice-playten-actress-of-small-frame-big-voice-dies-at-63.html}.

  • Pockriss, Lee Julian, composer and songwriter, d. 11/14/2011 in Bridgewater, CT at 87; b. 1/20/1924 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 11/16/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/arts/music/lee-pockriss-composer-and-songwriter-is-dead-at-87.html}; Associated Press online, 11/18/2011 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_POCKRISS}; Los Angeles Times online, 11/20/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-lee-pockriss-20111119,0,6741123.story}.

  • Poe, Bobby, rockabilly performer, bandleader, songwriter, manager, and theater owner, d. 1/22/2011 in Vinita, OK at 77; b. in Vinita, OK. Spinner, 1/26/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/26/bobby-poe-kats-dies/}.

  • Powers, Ellen, viol player and promoter, d. 3/13/2011; b. 10/4/1918. VdGSA News, v. 48 no. 2, June 2011.

  • Preston, Johnny, popular singer, d. 3/4/2011 in Beaumont, TX at 71; b. Johnny Preston Courville 1939. New York Times online, 3/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/arts/music/06preston.html}.
    b. in Port Arthur, TX. Spinner, 3/7/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/03/07/johnny-preston-dies/}.
    b. 8/18/1939. Los Angeles Times online, 3/9/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20110308,0,3039999.story}.

  • Prestwich, Steve, Australian rock drummer, d. 1/16/2011 in Sydney at 56; b. in England. Australian Broadcasting Corporation News online, 1/17/2011 {http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/17/3114644.htm}.
    b. in Liverpool, England. Spinner, 1/17/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/17/steve-prestwich-dies-cold-chisel/}.

  • Price, Dame Margaret, British soprano, d. 1/28/2011 in Wales at 69. Washington Post online, 1/29/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/29/AR2011012901742.html}.
    Dame Margaret Berenice Price; b. 4/13/1941 in Blackwood, south Wales. Telegraph online, 1/30/2011 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/8291584/Dame-Margaret-Price.html}; New York Times online, 2/1/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/arts/music/01price.html}.

  • Prior, Ted, Elvis impersonator, d. 5/15/2011 at 68. STLtoday.com, 5/15/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_34f3c14f-d190-50dc-985e-37b7ebbcbb4f.html}.

  • Purcell, Ron (Ronald Charles), guitarist, musicologist, teacher, and editor, d. 9/7/2011 in Sherman Oaks, CA; b. 10/5/1932. Soundboard, v. 37 no. 4, 2011.

  • Putnam, Seth, extreme metal singer, bassist, and songwriter, d. 6/11/2011 at 43; b. 5/15/1968 in Boston, MA. BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 6/11/2011 {http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=159315}.

  • Queenie, performing elephant who water-skied and played harmonica, d. 5/30/2011 in Valdosta, GA at 59; b. 1952. Valdosta Daily Times online, 6/1/2011 {http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x564435758/Wild-Adventures-Queenie-the-elephant-dies}.

  • Quezergue, Wardell, arranger and bandleader, d. 9/6/2011 at 81. wwltv.com, 9/6/2011 {http://www.wwltv.com/news/Wardell-Quezergue-dies-129300628.html}.
    Wardell Quezergue Sr., R&B producer, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator, d. in Metairie, LA. NOLA.com, 9/6/2011 {http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2011/09/wardell_quezergue_legendary_ne.html}; STLtoday.com, 9/8/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_d2bef623-3ed4-5d02-b57b-4faeb1d6bbd8.html}.
    Wardell Joseph Quezergue, b. 3/12/1930 in New Orleans, LA. New York Times online, 9/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/arts/music/wardell-quezergue-hitmaker-of-new-orleans-rb-dies-at-81.html}.

  • Raducanu, Johnny, Romanian jazz pianist, d. 9/19/2011 in Bucharest at 79. STLtoday.com, 9/19/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=johnny-raducanu&pid=153728331}.

  • Rafferty, Gerry, Scottish rock singer and songwriter, d. 1/4/2011 at 63. STLtoday.com, 1/4/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/article_58d3bb48-1858-11e0-a9d9-0017a4a78c22.html}.
    b. 1947 in Paisley. Spinner, 1/4/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/04/gerry-rafferty-baker-street-stealers-wheel-dies}.
    b. 4/16/1947. guardian.co.uk, 1/4/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/04/gerry-rafferty-obituary}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/5/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gerry-rafferty-20110105,0,3625253.story}.
    d. in Dorset, England. New York Times online, 1/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/arts/music/05rafferty.html}.

  • Ragovoy, Jerry, songwriter and producer, d. 7/13/2011 at 80. American Songwriter online, 7/15/2011 {http://www.americansongwriter.com/2011/07/soul-songsmith-jerry-ragovoy-dies-at-80/}.
    d. in Manhattan; b. Jordan Ragovoy 9/4/1930 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 7/16/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/16/arts/music/jerry-ragovoy-songwriter-and-producer-is-dead-at-80.html}; STLtoday.com, 7/18/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_bba26072-c73b-5751-a5bb-65b8861980e4.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/19/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jerry-ragovoy-20110719,0,6258279.story}.

  • Rainge, Parmaley "Carl", doo-wop singer, d. 3/6/2011 in Columbia, TN at 74. Chicago Sun-Times online, 3/11/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/4249521-418/gary-native-was-a-member-of-famed-doo-wop-group.html}.

  • Rainwater, Jody, bluegrass bassist, singer, and radio personality, d. 12/24/2011 in Richmond, VA at 92; b. Charles Edward Johnson. Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/28/2011 {http://www2.timesdispatch.com/lifestyles/2011/dec/28/tdmet01-jody-rainwater-bluegrass-pioneer-radio-per-ar-1571605/}.

  • Ratner, Leonard G., musicologist and composer, d. 9/2/2011 at 95; b. 7/30/1916 in Minneapolis, MN. Beethoven Journal, v. 27 no. 1, Summer 2012.

  • Rhodes, Jane, French mezzo, d. 5/7/2011 in Paris at 82; b. 3/13/1929 in Paris. Opera, v. 62 no. 10, October 2011.

  • Richardson, Jack, Canadian record producer, d. 5/13/2011 at 81. Vancouver Sun online, 5/15/2011 {http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Legendary+producer+Jack+Richardson+dead/4786964/story.html}.

  • Ricker, Bruce Thomas, jazz documentary filmmaker, d. 5/13/2011 in Cambridge, MA at 68; b. 10/10/1942 on Staten Island, NY. New York Times online, 5/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/arts/music/bruce-ricker-filmmaker-with-affinity-for-jazz-dies-at-68.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/24/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bruce-ricker-20110524,0,3464303.story}.

  • Rift, Zoogz, singer, songwriter, and professional wrestler, d. 3/22/2011. Dangerous Minds, 3/23/2011 {http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/zoogz_rift_r.i.p}.

  • Rivers, Sam, jazz saxophonist, composer, bandleader, flutist, clarinetist, harmonica player, and pianist, d. 12/26/2011 at 88; b. in Enid, OK. Jazzblog, 12/27/2011 {http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2011/12/27/r-i-p-sam-rivers/}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.
    d. in Orlando, FL; b. Samuel Carthorne Rivers 9/25/1923 in El Reno, OK. New York Times online, 12/27/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/arts/music/sam-rivers-jazz-musician-dies-at-88.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/27/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/os-sam-rivers-dead-122711-20111227,0,3643396.story}.

  • Robbins, Clive Edward, special-education teacher and music therapy pioneer, d. 12/7/2011 in Jersey City, NJ at 84; b. 7/23/1927 in Birmingham, England. New York Times online, 12/12/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/nyregion/clive-robbins-developer-of-influential-method-of-music-therapy-dies-at-84.html}.

  • Robbins, Gil (Gilbert Lee), folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter, also actor, father of actor Tim Robbins, d. 4/5/2011 in Esteban Cantú Mexico at 80; b. 4/3/1931 in Spokane, WA. New York Times online, 4/9/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/arts/music/10robbins.html}; STLtoday.com, 4/9/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_493c9644-5987-55c4-be27-993aa7d4aa37.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 4/11/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gil-robbins-20110410,0,5623517.story}.

  • Robbins, Mary, musician, wife of Gil Robbins and mother of actor Tim Robbins, d. 4/17/2011 in Esteban Cantu, Mexico at 78. 660 News online, 4/19/2011 {http://www.660news.com/entertainment/article/214866--musician-mary-robbins-mother-of-actor-tim-robbins-dies-just-12-days-after-her-husband}; New York Times online, 4/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/04/19/arts/AP-US-Obit-Mary-Robbins.html}.

  • Roberts, Howard A., television and Broadway composer, conductor, arranger, musical director, record producer, singer, and actor, d. 3/10/2011 in Chatsworth, CA at 86; b. in Burlington, NJ. Variety online, 3/14/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118033871}.

  • Roberts, Ruth, songwriter, d. 6/30/2011 in Rye Brook, NY at 84; b. Ruth Mulwitz 8/31/1926 in Port Chester, NY. New York Times online, 7/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/arts/music/ruth-roberts-meet-the-mets-songwriter-dies-at-84.html}.

  • Robi, Alys, Canadian nightclub singer, d. 5/28/2011 in Montreal, Quebec at 88. Vancouver Sun online, 5/28/2011 {http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Quebec+singer+Alys+Robi+dead/4857774/story.html}.

  • Robichaux, Coco, bluesman, d. 11/25/2011 in New Orleans, LA at 64; b. in California. nola.com, 11/25/2011 {http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2011/11/coco_robicheaux_rushed_from_ap.html}.

  • Robinson, Bobby, record publisher and store owner, d. at 93. Boombox, 1/10/2011 {http://www.theboombox.com/2011/01/10/enjoy-records-bobby-robinson-dead/}.
    also producer/impresario, d. 1/7/2011 in Manhattan; b. Morgan Clyde Robinson 4/16/1917 in Union, SC. New York Times online, 1/12/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/arts/music/12robinson.html}.

  • Robinson, Sylvia, pioneering blues/hip-hop singer, songwriter, producer, and publisher, "mother of hip-hop", d. 9/29/2011 in Seacaucus [sic], NJ at 76; b. Sylvia Vanterpool. STLtoday.com, 9/29/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_9e404d7c-e5e9-53bc-a91c-73f202397036.html}; CNN.com, 9/29/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/29/showbiz/sylvia-robinson-obit/index.html}.
    d. in Secaucus, NJ at 75. S2Smagazine.com, 9/29/2011 {http://www.s2smagazine.com/stories/2011/09/sylvia-robinson-mother-hip-hop-dead}; Rolling Stone online, 9/29/2011 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rap-pioneer-sylvia-robinson-dead-at-75-20110929}.
    d. in Secaucus, NJ at 76. Los Angeles Times online, 9/30/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-0930-sylvia-robinson-20110930,0,5571728.story}.
    d. in Edison, NJ at 75; b. Sylvia Vanderpool 1936 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 9/30/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/arts/music/sylvia-robinson-pioneering-producer-of-hip-hop-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Roggero, Margaret, mezzo, d. 11/10/2011 in Deerfield Beach, FL at 93; b. 8/4/1918 in Manhattan. Opera, v. 63 no. 3, March 2012.

  • Ros, Edmundo, Latin American bandleader, d. 10/21/2011 in Spain at 100; b. December 1910 in Trinidad. BBC News online, 10/22/2011 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15414606}.

  • Roselli, Jimmy, popular singer, d. 6/30/2011 in Florida at 85. NJ.com, 7/1/2011 {http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/07/morning_rush_giattino_to_be_sw.html}.
    d. in Clearwater, FL; b. Michael John Roselli 12/26/1925 in West New York, NJ. New York Times online, 7/10/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/arts/music/jimmy-roselli-italian-american-singer-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Ross, Stan (Stanley Herbert), producer and engineer, d. 3/11/2011 in Burbank, CA at 82; b. 12/15/1928 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 3/16/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-stan-ross-20110316,0,4063278.story}.

  • Rotolo, Suze, muse and girlfriend to Bob Dylan, d. 2/24/2011 in Manhattan at 67. ArtsBeat blog, 2/28/2011 {http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/suze-rotolo-muse-and-girlfriend-to-bob-dylan-dies-at-67/}.

  • Rountree, George Jr., musical director for the Four Tops, also arranger, composer, and keyboard player, d. 10/30/2011 in Las Vegas, NV at 61; b. 5/13/1950 in Detroit, MI. Las Vegas Sun online, 11/1/2011 {http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/nov/01/four-tops-icon-dies-61/}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 11/2/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/8579575-418/four-tops-musical-leader-george-rountree-dies-at-61.html}.

  • Rubin, Alan, session trumpeter, d. 6/8/2011 in New York, NY at 68; b. 2/11/1943 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 6/11/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/11/local/la-me-alan-rubin-20110611}.

  • Rugolo, Pete, composer and arranger for TV, film, and jazz bands, d. 10/16/2011 in Sherman Oaks, CA at 95; b. 1915 in Sicily. Variety online, 10/17/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118044603}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.
    also record producer; b. Pietro Rugolo 12/25/1915 in San Piero Patti, Sicily. Washington Post online, 10/17/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/pete-rugolo-composer-and-arranger-for-stan-kenton-band-and-hollywood-is-dead/2011/06/21/gIQAFhREsL_story.html}.
    also bandleader. Los Angeles Times online, 10/18/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-pete-rugolo-20111018,0,5211929.story}; New York Times online, 10/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/arts/music/pete-rugolo-arranger-and-composer-is-dead-at-95.html}.

  • Rushent, Martin, English record producer, d. 6/4/2011 in Berkshire at 62; b. 7/11/1948 in Enfield, London. New York Times online, 6/12/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/arts/music/martin-rushent-record-producer-dead-at-62.html}.

  • Russell, Jane, actress and singer, d. 2/28/2011 in Santa Maria, CA at 89; b. Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell 6/21/1921 in Bemidji, MN. New York Times online, 2/28/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/movies/01russell.html}; AOL News, 2/28/2011 {http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/28/jane-russell-dead-at-89-a-tribute-videos/}; PopEater.com, 2/28/2011 {http://www.popeater.com/2011/02/28/jane-russell-dead-89/}; CNN.com, 3/1/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Movies/02/28/russell.obit/index.html}; STLtoday.com, 3/1/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_4014e120-f47b-5fa2-a0ba-f9c6871c088b.html}.

  • Russell, Ken, English filmmaker and writer whose films often had musical subjects, d. 11/27/2011 in Lymington at 84; b. Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell 7/3/1927 in Southampton. New York Times online, 11/28/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/arts/ken-russell-controversial-director-dies-at-84.html}; STLtoday.com, 11/28/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/british-film-director-ken-russell-dies-at/article_809cb93b-5c43-5cf8-928a-96437b54c435.html}.

  • Russell, Wilbert "Al", R&B/jazz pianist, composer, and singer, d. 12/24/2011 in Wynnewood, PA at 90; b. 10/18/1921 in Columbia, SC. philly.com, 12/29/2011 {http://articles.philly.com/2011-12-29/news/30569100_1_piano-player-r-b-and-jazz-tenor}.

  • Rust, Brian Arthur Lovell, British pioneering discographer, d. 1/5/2011 in Swanage at 88; b. 3/19/1922 in London. New York Times online, 1/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/arts/music/25rust.html}.

  • Ryan, Mark, British playwright and punk guitarist, d. 1/31/2011 in Cardiff; b. 3/2/1959 in Tottenham, London. Independent online, 3/1/2011 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mark-ryan-guitarist-with-adam-and-the-ants-who-became-a-successful-playwright-2228429.html}.

  • Sacchi, Franca, Italian soprano/mezzo, d. 10/5/2011 in Genoa at 89; b. in Genoa. Opera, v. 63 no. 1, January 2012.

  • Salomon, Margaret, violist and teacher, d. 1/15/2011 in St. Louis, MO at 81; b. in Allentown, PA. STLtoday.com, 1/19/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_f4526196-77e3-5b91-bcb4-291e4bae7b16.html}.

  • Sanderling, Kurt, German conductor, d. in Berlin at 98; b. 9/19/1912 in East Prussia. n-tv online, 9/18/2011 {http://www.n-tv.de/panorama/Kurt-Sanderling-ist-tot-article4330961.html}.
    d. 9/17/2011. Slipped Disc blog, 9/18/2011 {http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2011/09/breaking-great-conductor-dies.html}.
    b. in Arys, East Prussia (now Orzysz, Poland). Los Angeles Times online, 9/19/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-kurt-sanderling-20110919,0,4340423.story}; New York Times online, 9/20/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/arts/music/kurt-sanderling-eastern-bloc-conductor-dies-at-98.html}; Opera, v. 63 no. 2, February 2012.

  • Sawada, Taiji, Japanese heavy metal bassist, d. 7/17/2011 in Saipan at 45. STLtoday.com, 7/18/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_d2e713f4-4bc7-57fe-bf75-308cb67ce044.html}.

  • Schmidt, Michal, artist agency founder, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Schnitzler, Conrad, German electronic musician, d. 8/4/2011. Altered Zones, 8/6/2011 {http://alteredzones.com/posts/1756/rip-conrad-schnitzler/}.

  • Scott, Jane, rock critic, d. 7/4/2011 in Cleveland, OH at 92; b. 5/3/1919 in Cleveland, OH. Los Angeles Times online, 7/5/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jane-scott-20110705,0,6785907.story}; STLtoday.com, 7/5/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_942de34f-42af-5741-8323-7bebd88c6e7d.html}.
    Jane Marie Scott, d. in Lakewood, OH. New York Times online, 7/6/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/arts/music/jane-scott-veteran-rock-music-reporter-dies-at-92.html}.

  • Scott-Heron, Gil, singer, songwriter, poet, and author, d. 5/27/2011 in New York, NY at 62; b. 4/1/1949 in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles Times online, 5/29/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gil-scott-heron-20110529,0,6942275.story}.
    d. in Manhattan. New York Times online, 5/28/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/arts/music/gil-scott-heron-voice-of-black-culture-dies-at-62.html}.

  • Scoullar, John, composer, lyricist, playwright, singer, actor, dancer, and choreographer, d. 3/26/2011? at 62; b. 7/26/1949 in Providence, RI. Broadway World.com, 3/26/2011 {http://broadwayworld.com/article/Composer_Lyricist_Playwright_Performer_John_Scoullar_Passes_Away_at_62_20110326}.

  • Sease, Marvin, soul/blues singer, d. 2/8/2011 in Vicksburg, MS at 64; b. in South Carolina. Variety online, 2/8/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118031833}.

  • Segal, Marie Hayward, British soprano, d. 11/2011 in London at 72; b. Marie Hayward. Opera, v. 63 no. 4, April 2012.

  • Shanks, Donald, Australian bass-baritone, d. 4/8/2011 in Melbourne at 70; b. 7/5/1940 in Brisbane. Opera, v. 62 no. 6, June 2011.

  • Sharp, Anne, Scottish soprano, d. 8/25/2011 in Edinburgh at 94; b. 10/24/1916 in Motherwell. Opera, v. 63 no. 2, February 2012.

  • Shearing, George Albert, jazz pianist and composer, d. 2/14/2011 in Manhattan at 91; b. 8/13/1919 in Battersea, London, England. New York Times online, 2/14/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/arts/music/15shearing.html}; Wall Street Journal online, 2/14/2011 {http://online.wsj.com/article/AP2146fd4904204ef889d187f021f0e0dc.html}; STLtoday.com, 2/14/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_d2149490-3292-5cf8-93b1-1869121b0b8a.html}; Washington Post online, 2/14/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406224.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 2/15/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-george-shearing-20110215,0,1741942.story}.

  • Silvo, Johnny, British folk singer and guitarist, d. 12/18/2011 in Stavanger, Norway; b. John Frederick Woods 12/2/1936 in Wimbledon. Independent online, 1/27/2012 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/johnny-silvo-folk-singer-who-worked-with-sandy-denny-6295423.html}.

  • Singh, Jagjit, singer, d. 2011. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Slim Dunkin, rapper, d. 12/16/2011 in Atlanta, GA in his early 20s; b. Mario Hamilton. NYDailyNews.com, 12/16/2011 {http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/rapper-slim-dunkin-shot-dead-atlanta-music-studio-article-1.992942}.

  • Small, Christopher, writer and musicologist, d. 2011. Chamber Music Magazine, v. 28 no. 6, November/December 2011.

  • Smith, Betty, British jazz saxophonist, vocalist, and bandleader, d. 1/21/2011 in Kirby Muxloe, Leistershire; b. 7/6/1928 in Sileby, Leicestershire. Independent online, 1/28/2011 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/betty-smith-saxophonist-and-singer-hailed-for-her-improvisational-panache-2196497.html}.

  • Smith, Gerard, rock bassist, d. 4/20/2011 in New York, NY at 36. STLtoday.com, 4/20/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_2d16d4e8-5059-53d1-9f42-415fcd523828.html}; ArtsBeat blog, 4/20/2011 {http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/gerard-smith-bassist-for-tv-on-the-radio-dies/}; CNN.com, 4/20/2011 {http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/20/tv-on-the-radios-gerard-smith-dies-at-36/}.

  • Smith, Larry, jazz d.j., d. ca. 6/25/2011. WBEZ91.5 online, 6/29/2011 {http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-29/dj-larry-smith-leaves-legacy-wbez-and-throughout-jazz-community-88500}.
    d. at 91. Spinner, 7/6/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/07/06/larry-smith-chicago-jazz-dj-dies/}.

  • Smith, Willie "Big Eyes", blues harmonica player, drummer, and bandleader, d. 9/16/2011 in Chicago, IL; b. 1/19/1936 in Helena, AR. Willie Big Eyes Smith Official Home Page, 9/16/2011 {http://www.williebigeyessmith.com/}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/1/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-willie-big-eyes-smith-20111001,0,2288089.story}.

  • Smoot, Cory, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, heavy metal guitarist, d. 11/3/2011 in Minnesota. STLtoday.com, 11/3/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/gwar-guitarist-cory-smoot-found-dead-on-tour-bus/article_84934e93-9f7e-564c-af34-eac4e9f3b48e.html}; CBS Minnesota online, 11/4/2011 {http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/11/04/gwar-guitarist-found-dead-on-tour-bus-after-mpls-concert/}.

  • Smooth, Tim, rapper, d. 7/26/2011 at 39; b. Timothy Smoot. NOLA.com, 7/26/2011 {http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2011/07/rapper_tim_smooth_dies_at_39.html}; Boombox, 7/27/2011 {http://www.theboombox.com/2011/07/27/tim-smooth-dies/}.

  • Snow, Phoebe, folk/jazz/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter, d. 4/26/2011 in Edison, NJ at 58; b. Phoebe Ann Laub 1952 in New York, NY. STLtoday.com, 4/26/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_fd9dc0bc-afed-5760-9b99-daf2b1abd27b.html}.
    d. at 60. PopEater.com, 4/26/2011 {http://www.popeater.com/2011/04/26/phoebe-snow-poetry-man-dead/}.
    b. 7/17/1950. New York Times online, 4/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/arts/music/phoebe-snow-bluesy-singer-songwriter-dies-at-58.html}.

  • Snyder, Eddie (Edward Abraham), songwriter/lyricist, d. 3/10/2011; b. 2/22/1919 in New York, NY. Barbara's Obits & Memorials, 3/30/2011 {http://www.voy.com/221392/61894.html}; Telegraph online, 3/31/2011 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/8419821/Eddie-Snyder.html}.

  • Sokol, Vilem, conductor, professor, and violist, d. 8/19/2011 in Seattle, WA at 96; b. in Pennsylvania. Seattle Times online, 8/20/2011 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015969279_sokolobit21m.html}.

  • Somary, Johannes Felix, organist, composer, and conductor, d. 2/1/2011 in the Bronx at 75; b. 4/7/1935 in Zurich, Switzerland. New York Times online, 2/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/arts/music/08somary.html}.

  • Soyer, Janet Putnam, classical and jazz harpist, d. 2011. Chamber Music Magazine, v. 28 no. 6, November/December 2011.

  • Spears, Billie Jo, country singer, d. 12/14/2011 in Vidor, TX at 73. KiiiTV3.com, 12/14/2011 {http://www.kiiitv.com/story/16324283/country-singer-and-vidor-resident-billie-joe-spears-passes-away}.
    b. in Beaumont, TX. STLtoday.com, 12/14/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/country-singer-billie-jo-spears-dies-at/article_0196fd20-02fa-5567-af6f-7d6dc2963da8.html}.
    a.k.a. Billie Jo Moore; b. Billie Jean Spears 1/14/1938. New York Times online, 12/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/arts/music/billie-jo-spears-country-singer-dies-at-73.html}.

  • Spears, Dan "Bee", country bassist, d. 12/8/2011 in Nashville, TN. KXAN.com, 12/9/2011 {http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/willie-nelson-bassist-bee-spears-dead}.
    d. at 62. Rolling Stone online, 12/9/2011 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/willie-nelsons-longtime-bassist-dies-unexpectedly-20111209}.

  • Spellman, Benny, R&B singer. d. 6/3/2011 in Pensacola, FL at 79. WWLTV.com, 6/4/2011 {http://www.wwltv.com/news/RB-legend-Benny-Spellman-dies-123172068.html}.

  • Sperzel, Marty, singer and songwriter, d. 8/7/2011 at 98. News From Me blog, 9/3/2011 {http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2011_09_03.html#021214}.

  • Spiegelman, Bob (Robert), high school band director, d. 3/20/2011 in St. Louis, MO at 54. STLtoday.com, 3/22/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_425bde28-2a46-51b1-bb37-e3767731ebfe.html}; Missouri School Music Magazine, v. 66 no. 1, Fall 2011.

  • Stanley, Owsley "Bear", sound engineer and counterculture icon, d. 3/14/2011 in Australia at 76. STLtoday.com, 3/14/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_7621c93f-557d-5480-9ecd-9a1b09f4b1e3.html}.

  • Stark, Gertrude (Trudy), gambist, d. 3/23/2011 at 84; b. 5/12/1926. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 48 no. 4, December 2011.

  • Starr, Mike, rock bassist and reality show personality, d. 3/8/2011 in Salt Lake City, UT at 44. ABC 4.com, 3/8/2011 {http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Former-Alice-in-Chains-Celebrity-Rehab-star-dies/QK3JrtdsEk6Vj1v_O0qhaA.cspx}; Salt Lake Tribune, 3/8/2011 {http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/51389899-76/lake-salt-alice-bassist.html.csp}; STLtoday.com, 3/8/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_86b640c1-815e-581b-8a2e-548dc80d6cfe.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/8/2011 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/afterword/2011/03/mike-starr-former-alice-in-chains-musician-dies-at-44.html}; CNN.com, 3/9/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/09/obit.mike.starr/index.html}; New York Times online, 3/9/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/arts/music/mike-starr-former-bassist-for-alice-in-chains-dies-at-44.html}.

  • Steane, John, English music critic and musicologist, d. 3/17/2011 in Coventry at 82; b. 4/12/1928 in Coventry. Opera, v. 62. no. 5, May 2011.

  • Steiner, Frederick, film and television composer, d. 6/23/2011 in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico at 88; b. 2/24/1923 in New York, NY. Los Angeles Times online, 6/25/2011 {http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/25/local/la-me-fred-steiner-20110625}.

  • Steinweiss, Alex, art director, graphic designer, originator of artistic album covers, d. 7/17/2011 in Sarasota, FL at 94; b. 3/24/1917 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 7/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/business/media/alex-steinweiss-originator-of-artistic-album-covers-dies-at-94.html}.

  • Stevens, Kaye, singer and actress, d. 12/28/2011 near Orlando, FL at 79. SunSentinel.com, 12/29/2011 {http://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/fl-obit-kaye-stevens-20111229,0,5859265.column}.
    b. Catherine Louise Stephens in Pittsburgh, PA. STLtoday.com, 12/30/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/singer-actress-kaye-stevens-dies-in-florida/article_16197f78-d774-593b-94c4-282dfca08b62.html}.

  • Stewart, Elaine, actress and singer, d. 6/27/2011 in Beverly Hills, CA at 81; b. Elsy Steinberg. STLtoday.com, 6/28/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=elaine-stewart&pid=152271332}.

  • Stiles, Danny, radio d.j., d. 3/11/2011 in Manhattan at 87; b. 12/2/1923 in Newark, NJ. New York Times online, 3/12/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/12/arts/music/danny-stiles-radio-host-who-gloried-in-golden-oldies-dies-at-87.html}.

  • Strauss, John, composer and sound editor, d. 2/14/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 90; b. in New York, NY. Reuters online, 2/17/2011 {http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/17/us-johnstrauss-idUSTRE71G78H20110217}.
    John Leonard Strauss; b. 4/28/1920. New York Times online, 2/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/arts/television/18strauss.html}; PopEater, 2/18/2011 {http://www.popeater.com/2011/02/18/john-strauss-dies/}.

  • Strauss-Smith, Lloyd, South African tenor, d. 10/14/2011 in Cape Town at 90; b. 1/31/1921 in Lichtenburg. Opera, v. 63 no. 1, January 2012.

  • Styrene, Poly, British punk singer, d. 4/25/2011 at 53; b. Marion Elliott-Said 1957 in Bromley, London. STLtoday.com, 4/26/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_2b0ad54e-4cc0-58c7-a635-3ea7ea91b4b1.html}.
    d. in East Sussex. New York Times online, 4/26/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/arts/music/poly-styrene-brash-frontwoman-of-x-ray-spex-dies-at-53.html}.

  • Suk, Josef, Czech violinist, d. 7/6/2011 in Prague at 81; b. 8/8/1929 in Prague. New York Times online, 7/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/arts/music/josef-suk-violinist-dies-at-81.html}.

  • Sullivan, Enoch, bluegrass gospel performer, d. 2/23/2011 in Mobile, AL at 79. Variety online, 2/24/2011 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118032834}.

  • Sumlin, Hubert, blues guitarist and singer, d. 12/4/2011 in Wayne, NJ at 80; b. 11/16/1931 in Greenwood, MS. New York Times online, 12/5/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/arts/music/hubert-sumlin-master-of-blues-guitar-dies-at-80.html}; Washington Post online, 12/5/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/hubert-sumlin-legendary-blues-guitarist-for-howlin-wolf-who-influenced-eric-clapton-and-jimi-hendrix-has-died/2011/12/05/gIQAgh2dXO_story.html}; Aurora Beacon News online, 12/6/2011 {http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/entertainment/9248877-421/bluesman-hubert-sumlin-guitarist-for-howlin-wolf-dies-at-80.html}; BBC News online, 12/6/2011 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16046279}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/10/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-hubert-sumlin-20111210,0,2854978.story}.

  • Suydam, Bergen "Jerry", amateur gambist, d. 9/13/2011 in Los Alamos, NM; b. 10/12/1916. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 48 no. 4, December 2011.

  • Talbert, Montae, a.k.a. M Bone, rapper, d. 5/15/2011 in Inglewood, CA at 22; b. in Southern California. RadarOnline.com, 5/16/2011 {http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/05/singer-m-bone-dead-22}; PopEater, 5/16/2011 {http://www.popeater.com/2011/05/16/teach-me-how-to-dougie-singer-montae-talbert-m-bone-dead/}; CNN.com, 5/16/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/05/16/rapper.m.bone.killed/index.html}; Billboard online, 5/16/2011 {http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/cali-swag-district-s-m-bone-killed-in-drive-1005185092.story}.

  • Tapia, Bill, ukulele and guitar player, d. 12/2/2011 in Westminster, CA at 103; b. 1/1/1908 in Honolulu, HI. Honolulu Star-Advertiser online, 12/2/2011 {http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/134930373.html}.
    b. William Tapia. Washington Post online, 12/4/2011 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/jazzs-bill-tapia-who-helped-revive-hawaiis-iconic-ukulele-dies-at-103/2011/12/04/gIQABkqHUO_story.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/6/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bill-tapia-20111206,0,6336329.story}; New York Times online, 12/11/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/arts/music/bill-tapia-ukulele-virtuoso-dies-at-103.html}.

  • Tarplin, Marvin "Marv", Motown guitarist and songwriter, d. 9/30/2011 at 70; b. 6/13/1941 in Atlanta, GA. Electronic Urban Report, 9/30/2011 {http://www.eurweb.com/2011/09/we-remember-marv-tarplin-miracles-guitarist-dies-at-70/}.
    d. in Las Vegas, NV. New York Times online, 10/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/arts/music/marv-tarplin-motown-guitarist-and-songwriter-dies-at-70.html}.

  • Tate, Howard, soul singer, d. 12/2/2011 in Burlington, NJ at 72; b. in Macon, GA. STLtoday.com, 12/6/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/resurgent-soul-singer-howard-tate-dies-in-nj-at/article_baaf621d-ead4-5e72-a3b1-f91a47b304b3.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/10/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20111210,0,2712312.story}.
    b. 1939. New York Times online, 12/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/arts/music/howard-tate-soul-singer-who-made-comeback-dies-at-72.html}.

  • Taylor, Betty, actress, singer, and dancer, d. 6/4/2011 in Washington State at 91; b. in Seattle, WA. newsday.com, 6/5/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=betty-taylor-and-wally-boag&pid=151604028}; New York Times online, 6/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/arts/wally-boag-cowboy-comedian-at-disneyland-dies-at-90.html}.

  • Taylor, Joe, country singer, guitarist, and songwriter, d. 3/24/2011 in Avilla, IN at 89. Tennessean online, 3/28/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/03/28/country-musician-joe-taylor-dies-at-89/}.

  • Thomas, Chadd, rockabilly singer, guitarist, and bandleader, d. 7/11/2011 in Austin, TX; b. Charles Thomas II in Birmingham, AL. Rocks Off blog, 7/13/2011 {http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/}.

  • Thomas, Werner, German musicologist, d. 11/9/2011 in Heidelberg at 101. Schott Aktuell, January 2012.

  • Toler, David "Frankie", rock drummer, d. 6/4/2011 in Bradenton, FL at 59. Bradenton.com, 6/6/2011 {http://www.bradenton.com/2011/06/06/3253081/former-allman-brothers-drummer.html}.

  • Tozzi, Giorgio, bass, d. 5/30/2011 at 88; b. 1923 in Chicago, IL. Deceptive Cadence blog, 6/1/2011 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2011/06/01/136854475/bass-giorgio-tozzi-dies-at-88}.
    d. in Bloomington, IN; b. George John Tozzi 1/8/1923. New York Times online, 6/2/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/02/arts/music/giorgio-tozzi-esteemed-bass-at-the-met-dies-at-88.html}; Opera, v. 62 no. 8, August 2011.

  • Traver, Paul, conductor, choirmaster, and professor, d. 3/27/2011; b. 3/27/1931 in Washington, DC. Newsletter of the American Handel Society, v. 26 no. 3, Winter 2011.

  • True, Andrea, disco singer and bandleader, former adult actress, d. 11/7/2011 in Kingston, NY at 68; b. Andrea Marie Truden 1943 in Nashville, TN. Daily Freeman online, 11/19/2011 {http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2011/11/19/news/doc4ec83eccafc4a711117510.txt}; Spinner Canada, 11/22/2011 {http://www.spinner.ca/2011/11/22/andrea-true-dies/}; Rolling Stone online, 11/23/2011 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/andrea-true-dead-at-68-20111123}; Music-News.com, 11/23/2011 {http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Andrea-True-dies&nItemID=46173}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 11/24/2011 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/9029001-418/andrea-true-1943-2011-more-more-more-singer.html}.
    b. 7/26/1943. New York Times online, 11/24/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/24/arts/music/andrea-true-dies-at-68-more-more-more-singer.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 11/25/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-andrea-true-20111125,0,5815528.story}.

  • Tucker, (Robert) Orrin, big-band bandleader, vocalist, saxophonist, and club owner, d. 4/9/2011 in the San Gabriel Valley (Los Angeles, CA); b. 2/17/1911 in St. Louis, MO. Los Angeles Times online, 4/19/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-orrin-tucker-20110419,0,7701180.story}; Chamber Music, v. 28 no. 4, July/August 2011.

  • Tulin, Mark, rock bassist, d. 2/26/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 62; b. 1948. Buzz Bands blog, 2/27/2011 {http://buzzbands.la/2011/02/27/mark-tulin-1948-2011/}.
    d. in Avalon, CA; b. 11/21/1948 in Philadelphia, PA. Los Angeles Times online, 3/3/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20110303,0,2712314.story}.

  • Valdes-Blain, Rolando, classical guitarist, d. 4/2/2011 in New York, NY at 89; b. in Cuba. STLtoday.com, 4/8/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_cb73aab1-d642-5ecf-a5d4-229233c6359a.html}.

  • Välkki, Anita, Swedish soprano, d. 4/27/2011 in Helsinki, Finland at 84; b. 10/25/1926. Opera, v. 62 no. 12, December 2011.

  • Vardi, Emanuel, violist, d. 1/29/2011 in North Bend, WA at 95; b. 4/21/1915 in Jerusalem. New York Times online, 2/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/arts/music/07vardi.html}.

  • Vega, Al, jazz pianist, d. 12/2/2011 in Boston, MA at 90; b. Aram Vagramian in Worcester, MA. SFGate.com, 12/2/2011 {http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-12-02/news/30473891_1_jazz-greats-dizzy-gillespie-charlie-parker}.

  • Villchur, Edgar Marion, hi-fi innovator, d. 10/17/2011 in Woodstock, NY at 94; b. 5/28/1917 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 10/17/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/business/edgar-m-villchur-hi-fi-innovator-dies-at-94.html}; STLtoday.com, 10/18/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_8526484c-4166-5854-9602-30f44cc45d97.html}.

  • Voxman, Himie, clarinet teacher, music school administrator, editor, and pedagogue, d. 11/22/2011 in Iowa City, IA at 99; b. in Centerville, IA. Gazette online, 11/23/2011 {http://thegazette.com/2011/11/23/longtime-iowa-music-school-director-voxman-dies-at-99/}.

  • Walker, John, British rock singer, d. 5/7/2011 at 67; b. John Maus. Spinner, 5/9/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/05/09/walker-brothers-john-walker-dies/}.
    also guitarist; b. in America. STLtoday.com, 5/9/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=john-walker&pid=150915812}.
    d. in Los Angeles, CA; b. 1943 in New York. Los Angeles Times online, 5/10/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20110510,0,3039994.story}.

  • Walker, Lynne, British journalist and music critic, d. 2/10/2011 in Alderley Edge, Cheshire at 54; b. 10/24/1956 in Edinburgh. Opera, v. 62 no. 4, April 2011.

  • Walsh, Maria Elena, Argentine writer, songwriter, and recording artist, d. 1/31/2011 in Buenos Aires at 80; b. 1930 in Buenos Aires. Latin American Herald Tribune online, 2/1/2011? {http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=383571&CategoryId=13003}.

  • Waterson, Mike, British folk singer and songwriter, d. 6/22/2011; b. 1/16/1941. Properganda Online, 6/22/2011 {http://www.propergandaonline.com/blog/?p=22893}.
    d. in England; b. in Hull, England. New York Times online, 6/25/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/arts/music/mike-waterson-british-folk-singer-dies-at-70.html}; STLtoday.com, 6/27/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_f9f6c73b-2b9b-5d4c-9aae-0a51683d6273.html}.

  • Wayne, Don, country songwriter, d. 9/12/2011 in Nashville, TN at 78; b. Donald William Choate 5/30/1933 in Nashville, TN. MusicRow online, 9/13/2011 {http://www.musicrow.com/2011/09/hit-songwriter-don-wayne-passes/}.

  • Weaving, Jon, Australian tenor, d. 10/19/2011 in Ljunskile, Sweden at 80; b. 2/23/1931 in Melbourne. Opera, v. 63 no. 3, March 2012.

  • Weiss, Piero Ernesto, pianist and musicologist, d. 10/2/2011 in Baltimore, MD at 83; b. 1/26/1928 in Trieste, Italy. New York Times online, 10/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/arts/music/piero-weiss-83-pianist-and-musicologist-dies-at-83.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Welsh, Mikey, rock bassist and painter/visual artist, d. 10/8/2011 at 40; b. 1971. Weezer website, 10/8/2011 {http://weezer.com/profiles/blogs/2011-10-08-our-friend-mikey-welsh-1971-2011-r-i-p}.
    d. in Chicago, IL; b. in Syracuse, NY. Spinner, 10/9/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/10/09/former-weezer-bassist-mikey-welsh-dead-at-age-40}; STLtoday.com, 10/9/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_9702fe4e-70e7-56dd-b2e4-26b36a34a272.html}; Chicago Tribune online, 10/9/2011 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-weezer-bass-player-dies-in-chicago-20111009,0,2187723.story}; CNN.com, 10/10/2011 {http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/09/showbiz/weezer-bassist-dead/index.html}.

  • Wheeler, "Lady Jazz" Mae, jazz singer, d. 6/15/2011 in Creve Coeur, MO at 77; b. 5/15/1934 in Memphis, TN. STLtoday.com, 6/17/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_2260d1fb-8e4b-55c4-9fe7-4cbec09f353b.html}.

  • Whitaker, Robert, British photographer, official photographer for the Beatles, d. 9/20/2011 in West Sussex, England at 71; b. 11/13/1939 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England. New York Times online, 10/1/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/arts/robert-whitaker-the-beatles-photographer-dies-at-71.html}; STLtoday.com, 10/2/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_7cd80bcf-306a-51e9-9cd0-f7c0d9635b2f.html}.

  • White, Jane, actress and singer, d. 7/24/2011 in Greenwich Village, NY at 88; b. 10/30/1922 in Harlem, NY. New York Times online, 8/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/08/arts/jane-white-actress-and-singer-who-rebelled-against-racial-straitjacketing-dies-at-88.html}.

  • Whiting, Margaret Eleanor, jazz and pop singer, d. 1/10/2011 in Englewood, NJ at 86; b. 7/22/1924 in Detroit, MI. New York Times online, 1/11/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/arts/music/12whiting.html}; STLtoday.com, 1/12/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_53cf6920-9a02-5186-9952-b1cfa7015237.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 1/13/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-margaret-whiting-20110113,0,4077126.story}.

  • Wild, Mikey, punk rock singer, d. 5/25/2011 in Philadelphia, PA at 56; b. Michael A. DeLuca. philly.com, 5/26/2011 {http://articles.philly.com/2011-05-26/news/29586570_1_lung-cancer-punk-rocker-beatles}.

  • Williams, Doc, country singer and multi-instrumentalist, d. 1/31/2011? in Wheeling, WV? at 96; b. 1914 in Cleveland, OH. State Journal online, 1/31/2011 {http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=93536}.

  • Williams, Roger, pop pianist and arranger, d. 10/8/2011 in Los Angeles, CA at 87; b. Louis Jacob Weertz 10/1/1924 in Omaha, NE. New York Times online, 10/8/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/arts/music/roger-williams-pianist-known-for-sentimental-songs-dies-at-87.html}; Reuters online, 10/8/2011 {http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/08/us-obit-williams-idUSTRE7971D820111008}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/9/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-williamsroger-20111009,0,3936939.story}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.
    b. Louis Wertz. STLtoday.com, 10/8/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_dcb07e54-d6c3-5c73-914f-5eebd904783a.html}.

  • Williams, Vesta, R&B singer, d. 9/22/2011 in Los Angeles, CA. E! Online, 9/23/2011 {http://www.eonline.com/news/80s_pop_diva_vesta_williams_found_dead/265641}.
    d. at 48. Celebrity Buzz blog, 9/23/2011 {http://blog.chron.com/celebritybuzz/2011/09/singer-vesta-williams-found-dead-in-hotel-room/}.
    d. at 53. Huffington Post, 9/23/2011 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/vesta-williams-hit-80s-rb_n_977620.html}.
    d. in El Segundo, CA at 53; b. Mary Vesta Williams 12/1/1957 in Coshocton, OH. STLtoday.com, 9/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_e41ce51f-e2b8-5db9-a57f-5fdf0eb216ab.html}.

  • Williamson, Jim, recording engineer and recording studio owner, d. 1/20/2011 in the Nashville, TN area at 75; b. 9/23/1935 in North Carolina. Country Standard Time, 1/24/2011 {http://www.countrystandardtime.com/news/newsitem.asp?xid=4977}.

  • Wilson, Joe Lee, jazz vocalist, d. 7/17/2011 at 75; b. 12/22/1935. guardian.co.uk, 7/18/2011 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jul/18/joe-lee-wilson-obituary}.
    b. near Bristow, OK. Spinner, 7/19/2011 {http://www.spinner.com/2011/07/19/joe-lee-wilson-dies/}.
    d. in Brighton, England; b. Joseph Lee Wilson 12/22/1935. New York Times online, 7/22/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/arts/music/joe-lee-wilson-jazz-singer-is-dead-at-75.html}.

  • Winehouse, Amy Jade, British soul singer, d. 7/23/2011 in London at 27; b. 7/14/1983 in Southgate, London. New York Times online, 7/23/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/arts/music/amy-winehouse-british-soul-singer-dies-at-27.html}; CNN.com, 7/23/2011 {http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/23/singer-amy-winehouse-found-dead-uk-press-says/}; FoxNews.com, 7/23/2011 {http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/07/23/singer-amy-winehouse-found-dead/}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/23/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-amy-winehouse-reuters-jul23,0,495970,full.story}.
    d. in Camden, north London. STLtoday.com, 7/23/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=amy-winehouse&pid=152689201}.

  • Wixell, Ingvar, Swedish baritone, d. 10/8/2011 in Malmö at 80; b. 5/7/1931 in Luleå. New York Times online, 10/19/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/arts/music/ingvar-wixell-swedish-baritone-dies-at-80.html}; Opera, v. 62 no. 12, December 2011; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 1, January/February 2012.

  • Woldin, (Edwin) Judd, pianist and theater composer, d. 2/27/2011 in Manhattan at 86; b. 5/30/1925 in Somerville, NJ. New York Times online, 12/4/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/theater/judd-woldin-pianist-and-composer-of-raisin-score-dies-at-86.html}.

  • Wood, Randy (Randolph Clay), record publisher, d. 4/9/2011 in La Jolla, CA at 94; b. 3/30/1917 in Morrison, TN. Los Angeles Times online, 4/14/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-randy-wood-20110414,0,2720431,full.story}; New York Times online, 4/14/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/business/media/15wood.html}.

  • Wright, John Lincoln, country singer, d. 12/4/2011 in Cambridge, MA at 64. PatriotLedger.com, 12/12/2011 {http://www.patriotledger.com/entertainment/x536735765/MUSIC-SCENE-John-Lincoln-Wright-was-a-country-icon}.

  • Wright, Johnnie Robert, country singer, bandleader, and manager, d. 9/27/2011 in Madison, TN at 97; b. 5/13/1914 in Mount Juliet, TN. New York Times online, 9/27/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/arts/music/johnnie-wright-country-singer-and-bandleader-dies-at-97.html}; Tennessean online, 9/27/2011 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/09/27/johnnie-wright-county-star-and-husband-of-kitty-wells-dies-at-97/}.
    Johnny Wright. STLtoday.com, 9/27/2011 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=johnny-wright&pid=153854840}.

  • Yandell, Paul, session (primarily country) guitarist, d. 11/21?/2011 near Nashville, TN at 76; b. in Kentucky. CMT News online, 11/21/2011 {http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1674807/guitarist-paul-yandell-chet-atkins-longtime-sideman-dies-at-age-76.jhtml}.

  • Yess, Moshe, rabbi, singer, guitarist, composer, and lyricist, d. 1/8/2011 at 65. Chabad.Info, 1/11/2011 {http://chabad.info/index.php?url=article_en&id=21746}.

  • Young, Snooky, big band trumpeter, d. 5/11/2011 at 92; b. 1919. Rifftides blog, 5/12/2011 {http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/2011/05/snooky-young-1919-2011/}.
    d. in Newport Beach, CA; b. Eugene Edward Young 2/3/1919 in Dayton, OH. New York Times online, 5/18/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/arts/music/snooky-young-trumpeter-with-doc-severinsen-dies-at-92.html}.

  • Zimmer, Norma, popular singer, "Champagne Lady" on the Lawrence Welk Show, d. 5/10/2011 in Brea, CA at 87; b. 1923 in Larson, ID. STLtoday.com, 5/11/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/article_e3e450b9-73a5-58d3-bc4c-230571009123.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/12/2011 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20110512,0,3171068.story}.