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Necrology: 2012


  • Abel, Richard W. (Dick), double reed player, collector and restorer of musical instruments, d. 5/30/2012 in Sewickley, PA; b. 8/15/1928 in Pittsburgh, PA. Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society, v. 41 no. 2.

  • Abrahamian, Mark, rock guitarist, d. 9/2/2012 in Norfolk, NE at 46. Huffington Post, 9/3/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/03/mark-abrahamian-dead-starship-guitarist-dies_n_1852576.html}; Spinner, 9/3/2012 {http://www.spinner.com/2012/09/03/mark-abrahamian-dead-starship/}; TMZ.com, 9/3/2012 {http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/03/mark-abrahamian-dead-guitarist-starship/}.

  • Ackerman, Willie, country drummer, d. 12/13/2012 in Nashville, TN at 73. Chicago Sun-Times online, 12/14/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/17021639-418/willie-ackerman-73-drummer-played-with-loretta-lynn-willie-nelson.html}.
    William Paul Ackerman; b. in Nashville, TN. Tune In Music City blog, 12/14/2012 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/12/14/william-paul-willie-ackerman-dies-at-73/}.

  • Adler, Richard, Broadway composer and lyricist, d. 6/21/2012 in Southampton, NY at 90; b. 8/1921 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 6/23/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/arts/music/richard-adler-collaborator-on-pajama-game-and-damn-yankees-dies-at-90.html}.
    b. 8/3/1921. Washington Post online, 6/22/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/richard-adler-lyricist-of-damn-yankees-and-other-plays-dies-at-90/2012/06/22/gJQA9fFAwV_story.html}; Playbill.com, 6/22/2012 {http://www.playbill.com/news/article/167355-Richard-Adler-Composer-of-Pajama-Game-and-Damn-Yankess-Dies-at-90}; Los Angeles Times online, 6/23/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-0623-richard-adler-20120623,0,919734.story}.

  • Aitay, Victor, violinist, longtime concertmaster of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, d. 7/24/2012 in Highland Park, IL at 91; b. in Budapest. Chicago Tribune online, 7/24/2012 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-0725-victor-aitay-obit-20120725,0,5984372.column}.

  • Alenikoff, Frances, dancer, choreographer, and visual artist, d. 6/23/2012 in Southampton, NY at 91; b. Frances Lipman 8/20/1920 in Queens, NY. New York Times online, 7/8/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/arts/dance/frances-alenikoff-dies-at-91-founder-of-2-dance-companies.html}.

  • Alexander, Cris, Broadway musical actor, d. 3/7/2012 at 92; b. Alan Smith 1/14/1920 in Tulsa, OK.

  • Anderson, Joan, jazz producer, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • André, Maurice, French trumpet virtuoso, d. 2/25/2012 in Bayonne at 78; b. 5/21/1933 near Alès. New York Times online, 3/3/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/arts/music/maurice-andre-star-of-classical-trumpet-dies-at-78.html}.
    b. in Alès. Washington Post online, 3/2/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/maurice-andre-french-master-of-the-classical-trumpet-dies-at-78/2012/03/02/gIQA6nRqnR_story.html}.

  • Andrews, Inez, gospel singer, d. 12/19/2012 in Chicago, IL at 83; b. Inez McConico 4/14/1929 in Birmingham, AL. New York Times online, 12/21/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/arts/music/inez-andrews-gospel-singer-dies-at-83.html}.

  • Anthony, Charles, tenor, d. 2/15/2012 in Tampa, FL at 82; b. Calogero Antonio Caruso 7/15/1929 in New Orleans, LA. New York Times online, 2/15/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/arts/music/charles-anthony-dies-at-82-tenor-sang-2928-times-at-met.html}; STLtoday.com, 2/15/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/charles-anthony-met-record-holder-dies-at/article_bcad4a42-2c31-5be7-bfa2-9229149bed0a.html}; Wall Street Journal online, 2/15/2012 {http://online.wsj.com/article/AP3820754193574636a7cfea7c4261b19c.html}; BBC News online, 2/16/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17055223}; Opera, v. 63 no. 4, April 2012; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Ardolino, Tom, rock drummer, d. in Springfield, MA at 56; b. 1/12/1955. Los Angeles Times online, 1/11/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-tom-ardolino-20120111,0,4110477.story}.
    d. 1/6/2012; b. in Springfield, MA. New York Times online, 1/13/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/arts/music/tom-ardolino-56-longtime-drummer-for-nrbq-dies.html}.

  • Armentrout, Lee, arranger, copyist, and trombonist, d. 10/21/2012 at 103. Allegro online, v. 113 no. 2, February 2013 {http://www.local802afm.org/2013/02/requiem-137/}.

  • Arms, Russell, actor, singer, and author, d. 2/13/2012 in Hamilton, IL at 92. Daily Gate City Online, 2/14/2012 {http://www.dailygate.com/articles/2012/02/14/news/doc4f3a938edd44c474400914.txt}.

  • Arnosi, Eduardo, Argentinian critic, d. 12/23/2012 in Buenos Aires at 88; b. 11/6/1924 in Buenos Aires. Opera, v. 64, no. 3, March 2013.

  • Augustin, Frisner, Haitian vodou drummer, d. 2/28/2012 in Port-au-Prince at 63; b. 3/1/1948 in Port-au-Prince. New York Times online, 3/10/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/arts/music/frisner-augustin-haitian-vodou-drummer-is-dead-at-63.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Auldridge, Mike, groundbreaking dobroist, d. 12/29/2012 in Silver Spring, MD at 73. Tune in Music City blog, 12/29/2012 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/12/29/mike-auldridge-hero-of-the-dobro-dies-at-73/}; Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.
    Michael Dennis Auldridge, also country and bluegrass guitarist; b. 12/30/1938 in Washington, DC. New York Times online, 12/31/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/arts/music/mike-auldridge-dies-at-73-lent-dobro-fresh-elegance.html}.

  • Babbitt, Bob, Motown bassist, d. 7/16/2012 in Nashville, TN at 74; b. Robert Kreinar 11/26/1937 in Pittsburgh, PA. STLtoday.com, 7/16/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/funk-brothers-bass-player-bob-babbitt-dies-at/article_e3a13cf5-600c-52b2-adb9-d8334f9afbfb.html}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 7/16/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/13818729-418/bob-babbitt-74-motown-funk-brothers-bassist-heard-on-midnight-train-to-georgia-mercy-mercy.html}; New York Times online, 7/17/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/arts/music/bob-babbitt-motown-bassist-with-funk-brothers-dies-at-74.html}.

  • Baggs, Perry, rock drummer and songwriter, d. 7/12/2012 in Goodlettsville, TN at 50. Music blog at the Tennessean, 7/12/2012 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/07/12/jason-and-the-scorchers-drummer-perry-baggs-dies-at-50/}.

  • Baker, Clyde Milton Jr., instrumentalist and singer, d. 4/9/2012; b. 1956. Topix, 4/11/2012 {http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/TTPKAU0LOD966OAJ7}.

  • Barábas, Sári, Hungarian soprano, d. 4/16/2012 in Munich, Germany at 98; b. 3/14/1914 in Budapest. Opera, v. 63 no. 9, September 2012.

  • Barnes, Billy, composer and lyricist, d. 9/25/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 85; b. 1/27/1927 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 9/25/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-billy-barnes-20120926,0,7330940.story}.
    d. 9/24/2012; b. William Christopher Barnes Jr.. New York Times online 9/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/arts/billy-barnes-dies-at-85-helped-revive-revues.html}.

  • Barsalona, Frank Samuel, rock concert promoter, d. 11/22/2012 in Manhattan at 74; b. 3/3/1938 on Staten Island. New York Times online, 11/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/arts/music/frank-barsalona-rock-n-roll-concert-promoter-dies.html}.

  • Barzun, Jacques, musicologist, d. 10/25/2012 in San Antonio, TX at 104; b. 11/30/1907 in France. Bulletin of the Berlioz Society, no. 189, December 2012.

  • Bass, Fontella, multigenre singer and songwriter, d. 12/26/2012 in St. Louis, MO at 72; b. 7/3/1940 in St. Louis, MO. New York Times online, 12/27/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/arts/music/fontella-bass-72-singer-of-rescue-me-is-dead.html}; STLtoday.com, 12/27/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/rescue-me-singer-fontella-bass-dies/article_a022ba9a-e6aa-51f3-9382-dfc1d2019e9b.html}.

  • Becker, Carl, luthier, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Bell, Graeme, Australian jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, d. 6/13/2012 in Sydney at 97; b. in Melbourne. Australian online, 6/14/2012 {http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/music/jazz-legend-graeme-bell-dies-aged-97/story-fn9d2mxu-1226394883229}.

  • Bennett, Richard Rodney, Oscar-nominated British composer, pianist, and arranger, d. 12/24/2012 in New York, NY at 76; b. 3/29/1936 in Broadstairs, Kent, England. STLtoday.com, 12/28/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/composer-pianist-richard-rodney-bennett-dies/article_7a4bbec3-a445-54e4-8379-e81ecb8c4a67.html}; New York Times online, 12/30/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/arts/music/richard-rodney-bennett-british-composer-dies-at-76.html}; Opera, v. 64, no. 3, March 2013; Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Bennett, William, oboist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Berglund, Paavo Allan Engelbert, Finnish conductor, d. 1/25/2012 in Helsinki at 82; b. 4/14/1929 in Helsinki. New York Times online, 2/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/arts/music/paavo-berglund-finnish-conductor-dies-at-82.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Berry, Noreen, South African/British mezzo, d. 8/7/2012 in Harrow at 81; b. 4/15/1931 in Port Elizabeth. Opera, v. 63 no. 10, October 2012.

  • Bert, Eddie, jazz trombonist, d. 9/28/2012 in Danbury, CT at 90; b. 1922 in Yonkers, NY. JazzTimes online, 9/29/2012 {http://jazztimes.com/articles/56292}.

  • Bethune, Zina Bianca, actress and dancer, d. 2/13/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 66; b. 2/17/1945 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 2/17/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/arts/dance/zina-bethune-actress-and-dancer-dies-at-66.html}.

  • Bewly, Lois Eleanor, ballerina, director, and choreographer, d. 11/21/2012 in Manhattan at 78; b. 10/19/1934 in Louisville, KY. New York Times online, 11/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/arts/dance/lois-bewley-a-ballerina-director-and-choreographer-dies-at-78.html}.

  • Birch, Bob (Robert Wayne), rock bassist, d. 8/15/2012. TMZ, 8/15/2012 {http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/15/elton-john-band-member-commits-suicide-dead-dies/}.
    d. at 56; b. in Detroit, MI. Huffington Post, 8/15/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/bob-birch-dead-elton-john-suicide-_n_1784056.html}.

  • Bizzle, rapper, d. 10/15/2012 in Miami, FL; b. Robert Labranche. CBS Miami, 10/16/2012 {http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/10/16/miami-rapper-bizzle-shot-to-death-at-car-wash/}.

  • Blair, Paul, writer, broadcaster, and magazine editor, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Blazonczyk, Eddie, "Polka King" (multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader, record publisher), d. 5/21/2012 in Palos Heights, IL at 70; b. 7/12/1941 in Chicago, IL. Yahoo!News, 5/22/2012 {http://news.yahoo.com/polka-king-eddie-blazonczyk-dies-70-222034715.html}; New York Times online, 5/24/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/music/eddie-blazonczyk-70-polka-singer-and-bandleader-dies.html}.

  • Bluestone, Robert, classical guitarist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Boesch, Ruthilde, Austrian soprano, d. 1/20/2012 in Vienna at 94; b. 1/9/1918 in Braunau am Inn. Opera, v. 67 no. 7, July 2012.

  • Bonnevie, Robert, d. 5/29/2012 in Seattle, WA at 77; b. 1934. Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Breslin, Herbert, manager and publicist for Luciano Pavarotti, d. 5/17/2012 in Nice, France at 87; b. 10/1/1924. New York Times online, 5/19/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/arts/music/herbert-breslin-pavarottis-publicist-and-manager-dies-at-87.html}.
    b. in New York, NY. Opera, v. 63 no. 8, August 2012.

  • Britto, Carol Whitney, jazz pianist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Brody, Clark, clarinetist, d. 11/3/2012 in Illinois at 98; b. in Michigan. Chicago Tribune online, 11/6/2012 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-1107-clark-brody-obit-20121106,0,1602634.column}.

  • Brook, Claire, publisher, editor, author, and composer, d. 6/8/2012; b. 1925. Michael Ochs on MLA-L, 6/8/2012.

  • Brooks, Gilbert, choral conductor and educator, d. 5/9/2012 in Carollton, OH. Cleveland Institute of Music Notes, Fall 2012.

  • Brown, Chuck, "Godfather of go-go", d. 5/16/2012 in Baltimore, MD at 75. New York Times online, 5/16/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/05/16/arts/ap-us-obit-chuck-brown.html}.
    b. Charles Louis Brown 8/22/1936 in Gaston, NC. New York Times online, 5/18/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/arts/music/chuck-brown-godfather-of-go-go-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Brown, Frederick James, painter of musicians, d. 5/5/2012 in Scottsdale, AZ at 67; b. 2/6/1945 in Greensboro, GA. New York Times online, 5/21/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/arts/design/frederick-j-brown-painter-of-musicians-dies-at-67.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Brubeck, Dave, jazz pianist and composer, d. 12/5/2012 in Norwalk, CT at 91; b. 12/6/1920. Chicago Tribune online, 12/5/2012 {http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-dave-brubeck-dead-20121205,0,7126256.column}; The Two-Way (blog), 12/5/2012 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/05/166570705/dave-brubeck-legendary-jazz-musician-dead-at-age-91}.
    b. David Warren Brubeck in Concord, CA. New York Times online, 12/5/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/arts/music/dave-brubeck-jazz-musician-dies-at-91.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/5/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dave-brubeck-20121206,0,4002374.story}.

  • Bruck, Eugene F. (Gene), music dealer, critic, editor, and program annotator, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Burk, James Mack, professor of music theory, author, band director, singer, and flautist, d. 6/4/2012 in Columbia, MO; b. 7/1/1931 in Muskogee, OK. Personal letter from Jeff Burk (son), 6/12/2012.

  • Burks, Michael, bluesman, d. 5/6/2012 in Atlanta, GA at 54. STLtoday.com, 5/9/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/deaths-elsewhere/article_ac743427-06e9-5625-b207-121cfbd04067.html}.

  • Burton, Rahn, pianist and composer, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Butler, Larry, country singer, pianist, songwriter, producer, and musical director, d. 1/20/2012 in Pensacola, FL at 69; b. in Pensacola, FL. pnj.com, 1/20/2012 {http://www.pnj.com/article/20120120/NEWS01/120120019/Pensacola-s-Larry-Butler-dead-69}.

  • Byrd, Joe, jazz bassist and guitarist, d. 3/6/2012 in Annapolis, MD at 78; b. Gene Byrd 5/21/1933 in Chuckatuck, VA. Jazz Times online, 3/7/2012 {http://jazztimes.com/sections/news/articles/29665-joe-byrd-bassist-dies-at-78}.

  • Callier, Terry (Terrence Orlando), singer and songwriter, d. 10/27/2012 in Chicago, IL at 67; b. 5/24/1945 in Chicago, IL. Chicago Sun-Times online, 10/28/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/16023457-418/largely-overlooked-chicago-singer-songwriter-terry-callier-dies-at-67.html}; New York Times online, 10/30/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/arts/music/terry-callier-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-67.html}.

  • Campbell, Mary, music writer for Associated Press, d. 10/19/2012 in Bloomington, IN at 78; b. 1934 in Mount Sterling, IL. STLtoday.com, 10/19/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/mary-campbell-music-writer-for-the-ap-dies-at/article_2f5b3ea9-7455-50f5-884f-7b6389d06a7d.html}.

  • Campen, Tressie van Ostrand, patron of the Beethoven Center, d. 2/14/2012 in Cupertino, CA; b. 2/11/1926 in Oakland, CA. Beethoven Journal, v. 27 no. 1, Summer 2012.

  • Carroll, Earl (Speedo), doo-wop singer, d. 11/25/2012 in Manhattan at 75; b. 1937 in Harlem. New York Times online, 11/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/arts/music/earl-carroll-lead-singer-of-the-cadillacs-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Carter, Elliott Cook Jr., avant-garde composer, d. 11/5/2012 in Manhattan at 103; b. 12/11/1908 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 11/5/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/arts/music/elliott-carter-avant-garde-composer-dies-at-103.html}; Deceptive Cadence blog, 11/5/2012 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/11/05/164364953/elliott-carter-giant-of-american-music-dies-at-103}; STLtoday.com, 11/5/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/composer-elliott-carter-dies-in-ny-at-age/article_365da946-e972-5d8d-9069-dae79a650fc8.html}; Washington Post online, 11/5/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/elliott-carter-dies-pulitzer-prize-winning-american-composer-was-103/2012/11/05/7a9c4e8c-c5da-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html}.

  • Carter, Leslie, popular singer, sister of Aaron and Nick Carter, d. 2/1/2012? in upstate New York at 25. STLtoday.com, 2/1/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/singer-leslie-carter-dies-at-in-upstate-ny/article_365da946-e972-5d8d-9069-dae79a650fc8.html}.

  • Cassidy, Ed (Edward Claude), avant-rock drummer, d. 12/6/2012 in San Jose, CA at 89; b. 5/4/1923 in Harvey, IL. New York Times online, 12/11/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/arts/music/ed-cassidy-drummer-for-the-experimental-group-spirit-dies-at-89.html}.

  • Cassidy, Thomas, classical radio announcer, d. 11/5/2012 in Northridge, CA at 95; b. 11/4/1917 in Valparaiso, IN. Los Angeles Times online, 11/13/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20121113,0,3039995.story}.

  • Castor, Jimmy, funk/pop saxophonist, d. 1/16/2012 in Las Vegas, NV at 64. Prefix, 1/16/2012 {http://www.prefixmag.com/news/rip-funk-musician-jimmy-castor/60607/}; Pop & Hiss blog, 1/17/2012 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/01/remembering-jimmy-castor-the-funk-legend-behind-troglodyte.html}.
    also singer, songwriter, and bongo player, d. in Henderson, NV at 71; b. James Walter Castor 1/23/1940 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 1/17/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/arts/music/jimmy-castor-musician-who-mastered-many-genres-dies-at-71.html}; STLtoday.com, 1/17/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/funk-legend-jimmy-castor-dies-in-las-vegas-at/article_308de5d0-614b-5d54-9f95-9c0f4d953b1e.html}; Spinner, 1/17/2012 {http://www.spinner.com/2012/01/17/jimmy-castor-dead-dies/}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 1/18/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/10072314-418/jimmy-castor-71-funk-legend-behind-its-just-begun-troglodyte.html}.

  • Catalano, Joseph Paul, composer, d. 1998; b. 1952. Personal email from Jeff Noonan, 4/3/2012.

  • Chaney, Ken, pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Charles, Teddy, jazz vibes player, bandleader, composer, and arranger, d. 4/16/2012 in Riverhead, NY at 84; b. Theodore Charles Cohen 4/13/1928 in Springfield, MA. New York Times online, 4/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/arts/music/teddy-charles-jazz-musician-turned-sea-captain-dies-at-84.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Charmers, Lloyd, reggae singer, keyboard player, and record producer, d. 12/27/2012 in London at 74; b. Lloyd Terell in Trench Town, Jamaica. Huffington Post, 12/30/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/lloyd-charmers-dead-reggae-singer-dies-at-74_n_2385080.html}.

  • Chookasian, Lili (Lillian Phoebe), contralto, d. 4/10/2012 in Branford, CT at 90; b. 8/1/1921 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 4/12/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/arts/music/lili-chookasian-opera-singer-dies-at-90.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.
    d. 4/9/2012. Opera, v. 63 no. 6, June 2012.

  • Christian, Jodie, pianist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Ciavardone, Joseph, jazz trombonist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Clark, Dick, television producer and on-camera personality, "World's Oldest Teenager", d. 4/18/2012 at 82; b. Richard Wagstaff Clark. NPR online, 4/18/2012 {http://www.npr.org/2012/04/18/106086926/dick-clark-bandstand-host-dead-at-82}.
    d. in Santa Monica, CA; b. 1929 in Mount Vernon, NY. STLtoday.com, 4/18/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/dick-clark-tv-and-new-year-s-eve-icon-dies/article_f47b5b8a-950e-571c-88b4-39ef8fa85235.html}; USATODAY.com, 4/18/2012 {http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-04-18/dick-clark-dies-at-82/54390716/1}.
    b. 11/30/1929. ABC News online, 4/18/2012 {http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/dick-clark-entertainment-icon-nicknamed-americas-oldest-teenager/story?id=16076252#.T48d8zJSTkF}; CNN.com, 4/18/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/18/showbiz/dick-clark-obit/index.html}.
    b. in Bronxville, NY. New York Times online, 4/18/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/arts/television/dick-clark-tv-host-and-icon-of-new-years-eve-is-dead-at-82.html}.

  • Clark, Susanna, country songwriter and painter, d. 6/27/2012 in Nashville, TN at 73. Chicago Sun-Times online, 6/28/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/13470478-418/susanna-clark-73-country-songwriter-acclaimed-artist.html}.

  • Clayton, Allen, gambist, cellist, recorder player, pianist, and music teacher, d. 12/27/2012; b. 6/16/1927. Viola da Gamba Society of America News, v. 50 no. 2, June 2013.

  • Cole, Maria Hawkins, jazz singer, widow of Nat "King" Cole, mother of Natalie Cole, d. 7/10/2012 in Boca Raton, FL at 89; b. 1922 in Boston, MA. STLtoday.com, 7/11/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/widow-of-nat-king-cole-dies-of-cancer-at/article_546404aa-be7b-5ac3-9b6b-966c3c2818ba.html}; Huffington Post, 7/11/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/maria-cole-widow-of-nat-king-cole_n_1666904.html}; CNN.com, 7/12/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/12/showbiz/maria-cole-obit/index.html}.
    b. Maria Hawkins 8/1/1922. Los Angeles Times online, 7/13/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-maria-cole-20120713,0,6795079.story}.
    b. Marie Frances Hawkins. New York Times online, 7/13/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/arts/music/maria-cole-jazz-singer-and-wife-of-nat-dies-at-89.html}.

  • Collins, Charlie, country guitarist, d. 1/12/2012 in Nashville, TN at 78. NewsChannel5.com, 1/13/2012 {http://www.newschannel5.com/story/16517286/country-guitar-legend-charlie-collins-passes-away}.

  • Collins, Ray, rock singer, d. 12/24/2012 in Pomona, CA in his middle 70s. New York Times online, 12/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/arts/music/ray-collins-of-the-mothers-of-invention-dies.html}.

  • Colombo, Lou, jazz trumpeter, d. 3/3/2012 in Fort Myers, FL at 84. Cape Cod Register online, 3/4/2012 {http://www.wickedlocal.com/brewster/topstories/x1785608885/Trumpeter-Lou-Colombo-dies-in-Florida-crash-Well-known-on-Cape-for-swinging-jazz-style}.

  • Connell, Elizabeth, mezzo turned soprano, d. 2/18/2012 in London at 65; b. 1946 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. New York Times online, 2/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/arts/music/elizabeth-connell-opera-singer-dies-at-65.html}.
    b. 10/22/1946. Opera, v. 63 no. 4, April 2012.

  • Cooper, Colin Symons, British guitarist, playwright, novelist, editor, and violinist, d. 8/25/2012 at 86; b. 1926 in Birkenhead, England. Soundboard, v. 38 no. 4, 2012.

  • Cornelius, Don, host of "Soul Train", d. 2/1/2012 in Sherman Oaks, CA at 75; b. 1936. L.A. Now blog, 2/1/2012 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/soul-train-creator-don-cornelius-dead-in-apparent-suicide.html}; TMZ, 2/1/2012 {http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/01/don-cornelius-commits-suicide-dead-died-gunshot/}.
    also d.j.; b. 9/27/1936 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 2/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/arts/music/don-cornelius-soul-train-creator-is-dead-at-75.html}.
    Don Cortez Cornelius, also producer. Independent online, 2/11/2012 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/don-cornelius-creator-and-host-of-the-groundbreaking-us-tv-programme-soul-train-6715352.html}.

  • Cortez, Jayne, jazz poet, d. 12/28/2012 in Manhattan at 78; b. Sallie Jayne Richardson 5/10/1934 at Fort Huachuca, AZ. New York Times online, 1/3/2013 {http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/arts/jayne-cortez-poet-and-performance-artist-dies-at-78.html}; Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Cosey, Pete (Peter Palus), jazz/blues/R&B guitarist, d. 5/30/2012 in Chicago, IL at 68; b. 10/9/1943 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 6/6/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/arts/music/pete-cosey-guitarist-with-miles-davis-dies-at-68.html}; STLtoday.com, 6/9/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/innovative-blues-jazz-guitarist-pete-cosey-dies/article_8573602b-34d6-5e83-9ef0-63099845b39f.html}.

  • Cox, Jean, Heldentenor, d. 6/24/2012 in Bayreuth, Germany at 90; b. 1/14/1922 in Gadsden, AL. Opera, v. 63 no. 10, October 2012.

  • Cragun, Richard, ballet dancer, d. 8/6/2012 in Rio de Janeiro at 67; b. 10/5/1944 in Sacramento, CA. New York Times online, 8/10/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/arts/dance/richard-cragun-stuttgart-ballet-dancer-dies-at-67.html}.

  • Crass, Franz, German bass, d. 6/23/2012 in Rüsselheim (near Mainz) at 84; b. 2/9/1928 in Wipperfürth (near Köln). Opera, v. 63 no. 9, September 2012.

  • Crawford, James "Sugar Boy", R&B singer and songwriter, d. 9/15/2012 in New Orleans, LA at 77. NOLA.com, 9/15/2012 {http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2012/09/james_sugar_boy_crawford_new_o.html}.

  • Crawford, John Charlton, composer, pianist, and music professor, d. 1/5/2012 in Cambridge, MA at 80; b. 1931 in Philadelphia. New York Times online, 1/22/2012 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=john-c-crawford&pid=155601995}.

  • Creamer, Clyde, hornist, d. 2012. Cleveland Institute of Music Notes, Fall 2012.

  • Crutchfield, Jan Lynn, country songwriter, d. 11/1/2012 at 74. Tune In Music CIty blog, 11/1/2012 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/11/03/jan-lynn-crutchfield-writer-of-statue-of-a-fool-and-other-notable-songs-dies-at-age-74/}.

  • Cunningham, B.B., rock musician, d. 10/14/2012 in Memphis, TN at 70. NBCNEWS.com, 10/15/2012? {http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/15/14445776-musician-in-jerry-lee-lewis-band-killed-in-memphis-shooting}.

  • Curbelo, José Antonio, Latin dance pianist, bandleader, and manager, d. 9/21/2012 in Miami, FL at 95; b. 2/18/1917 in Havana, Cuba. New York Times online, 9/21/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/arts/music/jose-curbelo-manager-for-leading-latin-music-acts-dies-at-96.html}.

  • Curson, Ted, jazz trumpeter and bandleader, d. 11/4/2012 at 77; b. in Philadelphia, PA. Jazzblog.ca, 11/4/2012 {http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/11/04/rip-ted-curson/}.
    d. in Montclair, NJ; b. Theodore Curson 6/3/1935. New York Times online, 11/8/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/arts/music/ted-curson-jazz-trumpeter-who-upheld-and-explored-form-dies-at-77.html}.

  • Dalla, Lucio, Italian songwriter and singer, d. 3/1/2012 in Montreux, Switzerland at 68; b. 3/4/1943 in Bologna. New York Times online, 3/4/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/arts/music/lucio-dalla-italian-singer-songwriter-dies-at-68.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • David, Hal (Harold Lane), pop lyricist, d. 9/1/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 91; b. 5/25/1921 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 9/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/arts/music/hal-david-oscar-and-grammy-winning-songwriter-is-dead-at-91.html}; STLtoday.com, 9/2/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/raindrops-lyricist-hal-david-dies-in-la-at/article_c7f7711d-6d9d-5c8e-a7a4-f8dd2f743fce.html}; The Boot, 9/5/2012 {http://www.theboot.com/2012/09/05/hal-david-dead-died/}.

  • Davidson, Mary Wallace, music librarian, d. 10/11/2012 in Danvers, MA. Jean Morrow on MLA-L, 10/11/2012.

  • Davis, Carl, soul record producer, d. 8/9/2012 in Summerville, SC at 77; b. 9/19/1934 in Chicago, IL. Boombox, 8/17/2012 {http://www.theboombox.com/2012/08/17/carl-davis-dead-dies/}.

  • Davis, Kay, jazz soprano, d. 1/27/2012 in Apopka, FL at 91; b. Kathryn McDonald 12/5/1920 in Evanston, IL. New York Times online, 2/22/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/arts/music/kay-davis-91-dies-ellington-used-her-voice-as-instrument.html}.

  • Davis, Michael, rock bassist and producer, d. 2/17/2012 in Chico, CA at 68; b. 6/5/1943. STLtoday.com, 2/18/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/bassist-from-s-band-mc-dies-at-age/article_d06d37dd-c321-57a0-ba1c-c39b217f6f0f.html}; Washington Post online, 2/18/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/bassist-michael-davis-from-influential-60s-band-mc5-dies-at-age-68/2012/02/18/gIQAyIVeMR_story.html}; Music Mix blog, 2/19/2012 {http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/02/19/michael-davis-dies/}; BBC News online, 2/19/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17088645}.

  • Davy, Gloria, soprano, d. 11/28/2012 in Geneva, Switzerland at 81; b. 3/29/1931 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 12/10/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/arts/music/gloria-davy-first-african-american-to-sing-aida-at-the-met-dies-at-81.html}; Opera, v. 64 no. 5, May 2013.

  • de Pasquale, William, violinist, d. 4/8/2012 in Philadelphia, PA at 78; b. in Philadelphia, PA. philly.com, 4/10/2012 {http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20120410_William_de_Pasquale__78__first_violinist.html}.

  • Dees, Bill (William Marvin), songwriter, d. 10/24/2012 in Mountain Home, AR at 73; b. 1/24/1939 in Electra, TX New York Times online, 11/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/arts/bill-dees-73-orbison-collaborator-dies.html}.

  • Della Casa, Lisa, Swiss soprano, d. 12/10/2012 in Münsterlingen at 93; b. 2/2/1919 in Burgdorf. New York Times online, 12/12/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/arts/music/lisa-della-casa-opera-singer-dies-at-93.html}; Opera, v. 64, no. 2, February 2013.

  • Dicks, Ted (Edward), British composer and writer, d. 1/27/2012 at 83; b. 5/5/1928 in north London. Guardian online, 2/2/2012 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/03/ted-dicks}.

  • Dillard, Doug (Douglas Flint), bluegrass banjo player, d. 5/16/2012 in Nashville, TN at 75; b. 3/6/1937 in Salem, MO. Los Angeles Times online, 5/18/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-me-doug-dillard-obituary-20120518,0,663551.story}; New York Times online, 5/27/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/arts/music/doug-dillard-banjo-virtuoso-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Dobriansky, Andrij Vsevolod, bass, d. 2/1/2012 in Manhattan at 81; b. 9/2/1930 in Lviv, Ukraine (then Poland). New York Times online, 3/7/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/arts/music/andrij-dobriansky-dies-at-81-sang-more-than-900-met-roles.html}.

  • Donovan, Todd, baritone and administrator, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Dorman, Lee, rock bassist, d. 12/21/2012 in Laguna Niguel, CA at 70; b. 9/15/1942 in St. Louis, MO. New York Times online, 12/22/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/arts/music/lee-dorman-bass-guitarist-for-iron-butterfly-dies-at-70.html}.

  • Dorsman, Ferdinand, administrator, d. 2012? Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Duckworth, William Ervin, composer, author, and performer, d. 9/13/2012 in West New York, NJ at 59; b. 1/13/1943 in Morgantown, NC. New York Times online, 9/21/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/arts/music/william-duckworth-internet-composer-dies-at-69.html}.

  • Duncan, Cleve, doo-wop tenor, d. 11/7/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 78; b. Cleveland Duncan 7/23/1934 in Los Angeles, CA. New York Times online, 11/14/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/arts/music/cleve-duncan-1954-hitmaker-with-earth-angel-dies.html}.

  • Dunn, Duck, soul bassist, d. 5/13/2012 in Tokyo, Japan at 70; b. Donald Dunn 11/24/1941 in Memphis, TN. New York Times online, 5/13/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/arts/music/duck-dunn-bassist-in-booker-t-and-the-mgs-dies-at-70.html}.

  • Ebbert, Tom, jazz trombonist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Elledge, Jimmy, country singer, d. 6/16/2012?. Willienelson.com, 6/16/2012 {http://www.willienelson.com/story/news-2012/funny-how-time-slips-away}.

  • Ellis, Jimmy, disco/gospel/R&B singer, d. 3/8/2012 in Rock Hill, SC at 74; b. James Thomas Ellis II 11/15/1937 in Rock Hill, SC. New York Times online, 3/8/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/arts/music/jimmy-ellis-74-lead-singer-in-dance-band-trammps.html}; Herald Online, 3/9/2012 {http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/09/3804499/singer-of-disco-inferno-jimmy.html}.

  • Engerer, Brigitte, French pianist, d. 6/23/2012 in Paris at 59; b. 10/27/1952 in Tunis. New York Times online, 6/29/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/arts/music/brigitte-engerer-french-pianist-dies-at-59.html}.

  • Ethridge, Chris, country-rock bassist and songwriter, d. 4/23/2012 in Meridian, MS at 65; b. John Christopher Ethridge II 1947. New York Times online, 4/24/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/arts/music/chris-ethridge-a-flying-burrito-brother-dies-at-65.html}.
    b. 2/10/1947. Los Angeles Times online, 4/25/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/scimedemail/la-me-chris-ethridge-20120425,0,2882547.story}.

  • Fagin, Theodore, cellist, d. 2012? Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Fay, Martin, Irish classically trained violinist and folk fiddler, d. 11/14/2012 in Dublin at 76; b. 9/19/1936 in Dublin. New York Times online, 11/16/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/arts/music/martin-fay-fiddler-with-the-chieftains-is-dead-at-76.html}.

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

  • Finclair, Barry, violinist, d. 10/23/2012 at 67. Allegro online, v. 113 no. 2, February 2013 {http://www.local802afm.org/2013/02/requiem-137/}.

  • Fiorato, Hugo, ballet conductor, d. 4/23/2012 in Boston, MA at 98; b. 8/28/1914 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 4/27/2012 { http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/arts/dance/hugo-fiorato-conductor-at-city-ballet-dies-at-98.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Fischer, Clare, Grammy-winning film and television composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist, d. 1/26/2012 in Burbank, CA at 83; b. in Durand, MI. Washington Post online, 1/29/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/of-note/2012/01/29/gIQATpzpaQ_story.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.
    b. Douglas Clare Fischer 10/22/1928. Los Angeles Times online, 1/28/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-me-clare-fischer-20120128,0,7091789.story}; New York Times online, 2/2/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/arts/music/clare-fischer-arranger-and-keyboardist-is-dead-at-83.html}.

  • Fischer, Martin J., violist and conductor, d. 2012? Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich, German baritone, d. 5/18/2012 in Bavaria at 86; Albert Dietrich Fischer 5/28/1925 in Berlin. New York Times online, 5/18/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/arts/music/dietrich-fischer-dieskau-german-baritone-dies-at-86.html}.
    d. in Starnberg. STLtoday.com, 5/18/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/german-baritone-opera-singer-fischer-dieskau-dead/article_a35beef4-25f2-5879-919c-748d7f8130a3.html}.

  • Flint, Mark D., conductor, d. 3/4/2012 in Phoenix, AZ at 57; b. 3/5/1954 in Fairmont, WV. Opera America, Summer 2012.

  • Floyd, Jerry, writer and critic, d. 4/12/2012 in Washington, DC at 67; b. 10/2/1944. Opera, v. 63 no. 8, August 2012.

  • Forman, Elizabeth "Betty Lou" Varley, singer, d. Summer 2012. Cleveland Institute of Music Notes, Fall 2012.

  • Fornatale, Pete, pioneering rock d.j., d. 4/26/2012 in Manhattan at 66; 8/23/1945 in the Bronx. New York Times online, 4/27/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/arts/music/pete-fornatale-a-pioneer-of-fm-rock-dies-at-66.html}.
    also rock historian. STLtoday.com, 4/26/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/pete-fornatale-pioneering-ny-rock-dj-dies-at/article_1fb56de4-490e-53ff-a6ed-337daed79b44.html}.

  • Frankel, Erwin York, radio host and concert promoter, d. 2/18/2012 in New York, NY at 76; b. 5/5/1935 in Berlin. New York Times online, 3/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/arts/music/erwin-frankel-dies-at-76-introduced-the-us-to-world-music.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Freeman, Von, jazz tenor saxophonist, d. ca. 8/11/2012 at 88; b. Earle Lavon Freeman 10/3/1922 in Chicago, IL. STLtoday.com, 8/14/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/chicago-jazz-saxophonist-von-freeman-dies-at/article_099b20af-1d97-5a9e-8398-509b398016f7.html}.

  • Friesen, Gil, record executive, d. 12/13/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 75. Rolling Stone online, 12/14/2012 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gil-friesen-influential-music-mogul-dead-at-75-20121214}.
    Gilbert Friesen, also movie and television executive, d. in Brentwood, CA; b. 3/19/1937 in Pasadena, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 12/14/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-1215-gil-friesen-20121215,0,5448596.story}; New York Times online, 12/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/arts/music/gil-friesen-entertainment-executive-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Geliot, Michael, British opera director and translator, d. 5/12/2012 in London at 78; b. 9/27/1933 in London. Opera, v. 63 no. 10, October 2012.

  • Gibb, Robin Hugh, member of the Bee Gees, d. 5/20/2012 in London at 62; b. 12/22/1949 on the Isle of Man. New York Times online, 5/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/arts/music/robin-gibb-62-member-of-the-bee-gees-dies-at-62.html}; STLtoday.com, 5/21/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/bee-gees-robin-gibb-dies-after-long-cancer-battle/article_ea3a957a-c75f-5f3a-9691-4505c70cd4f0.html}; CNN.com, 5/21/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/showbiz/robin-gibb-dies/index.html}.

  • Gilbert, John, luthier, d. 2/23/2012 in Woodside, CA. Soundboard, v. 38 no. 2, 2012.

  • Gilbert, John M., luthier, d. 2/23/2012 in Woodside, CA. Soundboard, v. 38 no. 1, 2012.

  • Godfrey, Victor, Canadian bass-baritone, d. 9/25/2012 in Meerbusch (Düsseldorf), Germany at 78; b. 9/10/1934 in Deloriane, Manitoba. Opera, v. 64 no. 7, July 2013.

  • Goldmark, Kathi Kamen, author, country singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, d. 5/24/2012 in San Francisco, CA at 63; b. 8/18/1948 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 5/30/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/books/kathi-kamen-goldmark-writers-catalyst-dies-at-63.html}.

  • Goldsmith, Joel, composer for television, film, and video games, son of Jerry Goldsmith, d. 4/30/2012 at 54; b. 11/19/1957. Airlock Alpha, 4/30/2012 {http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/9105/stargate-composer-joel-goldsmith-dies-at-54.html}.

  • Goodman, Minnette, mother of Steve Goodman, supporter of the Chicago folk music scene, d. 12/5/2012 at 85; b. Minnette Erenburg 5/22/1927 in Chicago, IL. Chicago Sun-Times online, 12/6/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/16851394-421/steve-goodmans-mother-champion-of-chicago-music-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Gorr, Rita, mezzo, d. 2012? Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.
    d. 1/22/2012 in Denia, Costa Brava, Spain at 85; b. Marguerite Geirnaert 2/18/1926 in Zelzate, Belgium. Opera, v. 63 no. 3, March 2012.

  • Grady, Don, actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, d. 6/27/2012 in Thousand Oaks, CA at 68; b. Don Louis Agrati 6/8/1944 in San Diego, CA. New York Times online, 6/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/arts/television/don-grady-robbie-on-my-three-sons-dies-at-68.html}; Huffington Post, 6/28/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/don-grady-my-three-sons-obituary_n_1633047.html?utm_hp_ref=celebrity}.

  • Greaves, R.B., R&B singer, d. 9/27/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 68; b. Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves 11/28/1943 in Georgetown, (then British) Guyana. New York Times online, 10/2/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/arts/music/r-b-greaves-of-take-a-letter-maria-fame-dies-at-68.html}.

  • Griffith, Andy, actor, singer, and instrumentalist, d. 7/3/2012 in Dare County, NC at 86. Huffington Post, 7/3/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/03/andy-griffith-dead_n_1645969.html}.
    b. in Mount Airy, NC. USA Today, 7/3/2012 {http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/07/andy-griffith-dies-at-age-86/1}; STLToday.com, 7/3/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/beloved-actor-andy-griffith-dies-in-nc-at-age/article_037f4041-9f8e-5bdf-99de-d26d2c049e09.html}.

  • Grulke, Brent William, music festival organizer, d. 8/13/2012 in Austin, TX at 51; b. 1/25/1961 in North Platte, NE. New York Times online, 8/19/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/music/brent-grulke-south-by-southwests-creative-director-dies-at-51.html}.

  • Guelfi, Carlo, Italian baritone, d. 2/8/2012 in Bolzano at 87; b. 12/21/1924 in Rome. Opera, v. 63 no. 8, August 2012.

  • Hall, David, sound archivist, writer, and record producer, d. 4/10/2012 in Castine, ME at 95. Personal email, forwarded to MLA-L 4/16/2012 by Steve Ramm.

  • Ham, Greg, Australian rock multi-instrumentalist, d. 4/19/2012 in Melbourne at 58. EW.com, 4/19/2012 {http://news-briefs.ew.com/2012/04/19/greg-ham-men-at-work-dead/}; The Transcontinental, 4/19/2012 {http://www.transcontinental.com.au/news/national/national/general/greg-ham-found-dead-in-house/2527864.aspx}; New York Times online, 4/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/arts/music/greg-ham-musician-on-men-at-works-80s-hits-dies-at-58.html}.

  • Hamilton, David, music historian, editor, and program annotator, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Hamlisch, Marvin, composer, arranger, (mostly for film and Broadway) and conductor, d. 8/6/2012 at 68. Billboard.biz, 8/7/2012 {http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/tv-film/marvin-hamlisch-legendary-composer-and-conductor-1007764352.story}; STLtoday.com, 8/7/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/sting-chorus-line-composer-marvin-hamlisch-dies/article_8cdcb68a-e091-11e1-bfd5-001a4bcf6878.html}; Reuters online, 8/7/2012 {http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/07/entertainment-us-hamlisch-idUSBRE8760P720120807}; USATODAY.com, 8/7/2012 {http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-08-07/Marvin-Hamlisch/56844358/1}; Yahoo!News, 8/7/2012 {http://news.yahoo.com/composer-marvin-hamlisch-dies-68-los-angeles-131751829.html}; Huffington Post, 8/7/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/marvin-hamlisch-dead-chorus-line-dies_n_1751084.html}.
    Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, d. in Los Angeles, CA; b. 6/2/1944 in New York, NY. New York Times online, 8/7/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/arts/music/marvin-hamlisch-composer-dies-at-68.html}.

  • Hammond-Stroud, Derek, British baritone, d. 5/14/2012 in Roden, Shropshire, at 86; b. 1/10/1926 in Stanmore, Middlesex. Opera, v. 63 no. 8, August 2012.

  • Hancock, Gerre, organist, choral director, and music professor, d. 1/21/2012 in Austin, TX at 77. University of Texas at Austin website, 1/23/2012 {http://www.utexas.edu/news/2012/01/23/gerre_hancock/}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.
    Gerre Edward Hancock; b. 2/21/1934 in Lubbock, TX. New York Times online, 1/25/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/arts/music/gerre-hancock-st-thomas-church-organist-dies-at-77.html}.

  • Hardy, Gordon, educator, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Harper, Josephine Cook, pianist and educator, d. 2/22/2010 in Nashville, TN at 80; b. in Nashville, TN. Piano Guild Notes, v. 61 no. 3, Winter 2012.

  • Harris, Major, soul singer, d. 11/9/2012 in Richmond, VA at 65; b. 2/9/1947 in Richmond, VA. Huffington Post, 11/9/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121109/us-obit-major-harris/}; New York Times online, 11/12/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/arts/music/major-harris-of-the-delfonics-dies-at-65.html}.

  • Harvey, Jonathan, British composer, d. 12/4/2012 in Sussex at 73. The Guardian online, 12/5/2012 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/05/jonathan-harvey-dies-73-composer}.
    d. in Lewes; b. 5/3/1939 in Sutton Coldfield. New York Times online, 12/6/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/arts/music/jonathan-harvey-modernist-composer-is-dead-at-73.html}; Opera, v. 64, no. 2, February 2013.

  • Hassan, Mehdi, Pakistani ghazal singer, d. 6/13/2012 at 84. PRI's The World online, 6/13/2012 {http://www.theworld.org/2012/06/legendary-singer-mehdi-hassan/}.
    d. in Karachi; b. 7/18/1927 in Luna, Rajasthan. New York Times online, 6/14/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/arts/music/mehdi-hassan-ghazals-voice-of-god-dies-at-84.html}.

  • Hayes, Pete, British rock drummer, d. 6/21/2012 at 25. Huffington Post, 6/25/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/pete-hayes-dead-echo-lake-drummer_n_1625286.html}.

  • Hays, Ernie, ballpark organist, d. 10/31/2012 at 77; b. 1/1/1935 in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 11/1/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/ernie-hays-longtime-cardinals-organist-dies/article_53e587cb-680a-53f4-89c8-4a6b7970fe6d.html}.

  • Hefer, Haim, Israeli songwriter and poet, d. 9/18/2012 in Tel Aviv at 86; b. Haim Feiner 10/29/1925 in Sosnowiec, Poland. New York Times online, 9/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/world/middleeast/haim-hefer-israeli-songwriter-and-poet-dies-at-86.html}.

  • Helm, Levon, rock drummer and singer, d. 4/19/2012 in New York, NY at 71. The Record blog, 4/19/2012 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/04/19/150878648/levon-helm-drummer-and-singer-in-the-band-dies}.
    d. in Manhattan; b. Mark Lavon Helm 5/26/1940 in Elaine, AR. New York Times online, 4/19/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/arts/music/levon-helm-drummer-and-singer-dies-at-71.html}; CNN.com, 4/20/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/19/showbiz/obit-levon-helm/index.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 4/20/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-levon-helm-20120420,0,2779003.story}.

  • Henze, Hans Werner, German composer, d. 10/27/2012; b. 7/1/1926 in Guetersloh. BBC News online, 10/27/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13930437}.
    d. in Dresden at 86. WDR.de, 10/27/2012 {http://www1.wdr.de/themen/kultur/hanswernerhenze102.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/28/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20121028,0,3302144.story}; STLtoday.com, 10/27/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/german-composer-hans-werner-henze-dies-at/article_8d04a534-aae7-530d-8012-24d985a0605d.html}.
    d. 10/26/2012. Opera, v. 63 no. 12, December 2012.

  • Hessler, Ulrike, German opera administrator, d. 7/30/2012 in Munich at 57. Opera, v. 63 no. 10, October 2012.

  • Holloway, Red, jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader, d. 2/25/2012 at 84; b. James Holloway 5/31/1927 in Helena, AR. Jazz Times online, 2/25/2012 {http://jazztimes.com/articles/29538-saxophonist-red-holloway-dead-at-84}.
    d. in Morro Bay, CA; b. James W. Holloway. Los Angeles Times online, 2/27/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-0227-red-holloway-20120227,0,3139932.story}.
    also played alto; b. James Wesley Holloway. New York Times online, 2/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/arts/music/red-holloway-swinger-of-the-sax-dies-at-84.html}.

  • Holm, Celeste, actress and singer, d. 7/15/2012 in New York, NY at 95. CNN.com, 7/15/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/15/showbiz/celeste-holm-obit/index.html}.

  • Hossack, Michael, rock drummer, d. 3/12/2012 in Dubois, WY at 65; b. 10/17/1946 in Paterson, NJ. Lake County News online, 3/13/2012 {http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24084:doobie-brothers-drummer-michael-hossack-dies}; Rolling Stone online, 3/13/2012 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/doobie-brothers-michael-hossack-dead-at-65-20120313}; Spinner, 3/13/2012 {http://www.spinner.com/2012/03/13/michael-hossack-doobie-brothers-drummer-dead/}; Huffington Post, 3/13/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/michael-hossack-dead-doobie-brothers_n_1342120.html}; CNN.com, 3/13/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/13/showbiz/music/michael-hossack-dead-rs/index.html}.

  • Houston, Whitney, pop/R&B singer, d. 2/11/2012 in Beverly Hills, CA at 48; b. 8/9/1963 in Newark, NJ. New York Times online, 2/11/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/arts/music/whitney-houston-dies.html}; Reuters online, 2/12/2012 {http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/12/usa-whitneyhouston-idUSL2E8DC02I20120212}; NJ.com, 2/12/2012 {http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/whitney_houston_dead_at_48_a_c.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 2/12/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-mew-whitney-houston-20120211,0,2191573.story}.
    Whitney Elizabeth Houston. Los Angeles Times online, 2/12/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-whitney-houston-20120211,0,1429262.story}.

  • Hume, Martha, music journalist and author, d. 12/17/2012 in Nashville, TN; b. 1947. Music Row online, 12/20/2013 {http://www.musicrow.com/2012/12/journalist-and-author-martha-hume-passes/}.

  • Humphrey, Mary Lou, musicologist, d. 12/23/2012. New York Times online, 12/31/2012 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=mary-lou-humphrey&pid=162061438}.

  • Jackson, Graham, British conductor, d. 7/23/2012 in Cambridge at 45; b. 2/15/1967 in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Opera, v. 63 no. 12, December 2012.

  • Jacobs, Phoebe, jazz publicist, d. 4/9/2012 in Manhattan at 93; b. Phoebe Pincus 6/21/1918 in the Bronx, NY. New York Times online, 5/4/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/arts/music/phoebe-jacobs-publicist-for-jazz-greats-is-dead-at-93.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • James, Etta, R&B/jazz singer, d. 1/20/2012 in Riverside, CA at 73; b. Jamesetta Hawkins 1/25/1938 in Los Angeles, CA. New York Times online, 1/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/arts/music/etta-james-singer-dies-at-73.html}; BBC News online, 1/20/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16288509}; CNN.com, 1/20/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/20/showbiz/etta-james-obit/index.html}; Huffington Post, 1/20/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/20/etta-james-soul-singer-fa_n_1219087.html}; Washington Post online, 1/20/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/etta-james-grammy-winning-blues-singer-with-pop-appeal-dies/2010/09/21/gIQApnhkDQ_story.html}; STLtoday.com, 1/20/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/legendary-blues-singer-etta-james-dies-in-calif/article_c471dcb6-dc34-5db2-8b9a-0c1ee0e855fc.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012; Downbeat, v. 79 no. 4, April 2012.

  • Javed, Ghazala, Pakistani popular singer, d. 6/18/2012 in northwest Pakistan. CNN.com, 6/29/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/18/world/asia/pakistan-singer-killed/index.html}.

  • Jerome, Stephen, actor and singer, d. d. 3/9/2012 in Pembroke Pines, FL at 61. SunSentinel.com, 3/9/2012 {http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-stephen-jerome-pptopa-20120309,0,3056183.story}.

  • Jones, Davy, actor and pop singer, d. 2/29/2012 in Indiantown, FL at 66; b. 12/30/1945 in Manchester, England. Arts Beat blog, 2/29/2012 {http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/davy-jones-monkees-heartthrob-dies-at-66/}; TMZ, 2/29/2012 {http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/29/davy-jones-dead-monkees/}; Spinner, 2/29/2012 {http://www.spinner.com/2012/02/29/davy-jones-dead-dies-monkees/}; STLtoday.com, 3/1/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/how-tv-made-heartthrob-out-of-monkees-davy-jones/article_e62b159e-3883-5349-817c-3000de6df99c.html}.
    David Thomas Jones, also songwriter. New York Times online, 2/29/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/arts/music/davy-jones-a-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-66.html}; Washington Post online, 2/29/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/davy-jones-dies-heartthrob-of-the-monkees/2012/02/29/gIQASv7NjR_story.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/1/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-davy-jones-20120301,0,2189186.story}.

  • Jones, James "Jimmy", R&B singer and songwriter, d. 8/2/2012 in Aberdeen, NC at 82; b. in Birmingham, AL. AberdeenTimes.Com, 8/4/2012 {http://aberdeentimes.com/page92.html}.

  • Jones, Peter, rock drummer, d. 5/18/2012 in Australia?; b. in England. Otago Daily Times Online Edition, 5/20/2012 {http://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/latest-hottest/209948/crowded-house-drummer-peter-jones-dies}.

  • Juneau, Pierre, Canadian broadcast media regulator, d. 2/21/2012 in Montreal, Quebec at 89; b. 10/17/1922 in Verdun, Quebec. New York Times online, 2/23/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/music/pierre-juneau-champion-of-canadas-pop-music-industry-dies-at-89.html}.

  • Kagan, Gerald, cellist and bow maker, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Kallmann, Helmut, Canadian music librarian and historian, d. 2/12/2012 in Ottawa, Ontario at 89; b. 8/7/1922 in Berlin, Germany. Globe and Mail online, 3/24/2012 {http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/spirited-from-nazi-germany-he-truly-became-canadas-doctor-of-music/article2349765/}.

  • Kelly, Martin J., popularizer of Irish stepdancing, d. 3/25/2012 in St. Louis, MO at 84; b. in Carrigaholt, County Clare, Ireland. STLtoday.com, 3/29/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/martin-kelly-dies-helped-popularize-irish-stepdancing-here/article_7a089047-2077-5ad2-aaf2-095824d1804d.html}.

  • Kennedy, Erica, music writer and novelist, d. ca. 6/14/2012 in Miami Beach, FL at 42; b. Erica Kennedy Johnson 3/24/1970. New York Times online, 6/18/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/books/erica-kennedy-music-writer-and-novelist-dies-at-42.html}.

  • Khanna, Rajesh, Indian Bollywood star (who didn't actually sing), d. 7/18/2012 in Mumbai at 69; b. Jatin Khanna 12/29/1942 in Amritsar, Punjab. New York Times online, 7/18/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/movies/rajesh-khanna-bollywood-leading-man-dies-at-69.html}.

  • Khil, Eduard, a.k.a. "Mr. Trololo", King of Soviet pop, d. 6/4/2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia at 77. Public Radio International online, 6/5/2012 {http://www.pri.org/stories/science/technology/internet-sensation-mr-trololo-dies-in-russia-age-77-10141.html}.
    b. 9/4/1934 in Smolensk. New York Times online, 6/5/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/world/europe/eduard-khil-unlikely-youtube-sensation-dies-at-77.html}.

  • Kishman, Faith E. (Moes), singer, d. 2/2012 in Cleveland, OH at 88. Cleveland Institute of Music Notes, Summer 2012.

  • Kissel, Howard, critic, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Kleeman, Joe (Joseph Celsus), bassist, d. 5/15/2012 in Clayton, MO at 82; b. in Auburn, IN. STLtoday.com, 5/20/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/joe-kleeman-dies-symphony-musician-started-blind-auditions-that-led/article_d6c9b6ae-aef6-57c4-88ea-05500df9db5e.html}.

  • Klotman, Robert, music professor, composer, arranger, and violinist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • KMG, hip-hop MC, d. 7/7/2012; b. Kevin Michael Gulley. HipHop DX, 7/7/2012 {http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.20345/title.kmg-of-above-the-law-passes-away}.

  • Knepper, Mary Therese, horn player, d. 2012; b. 1948. Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Kniss, Dick (Richard Lawrence), rock bassist, d. 1/25/2012 in Kingston, NY at 74; b. 4/24/1937 in Portland, OR. New York Times online, 1/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/arts/music/dick-kniss-bassist-for-peter-paul-and-mary-is-dead-at-74.html}.
    also songwriter, d. in Saugerties, NY. Washington Post online, 1/28/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/obituaries-of-note-j-joseph-garrahy-robert-hegyes-dick-kniss/2012/01/27/gIQAAiTPYQ_story.html}.

  • Knittel, Kristin "Kay" M., musicologist, teacher, and violinist, d. 8/6/2012 in Philadelphia, PA at 46; b. 10/11/1965 in Norwich, NY. Albany Democrat-Herald online, 8/18/2012 {http://democratherald.com/news/local/obituaries/kristin-kay-m-knittel/article_f69a0464-e8f3-11e1-bea3-001a4bcf887a.html}.

  • Kobayashi, Yoshitake, musicologist, d. 2012. Bach Notes, no. 18, Spring 2013.

  • Koegler, Horst, German author and critic, d. 5/11/2012 in Stuttgart at 85; b. 3/22/1927 in Neuruppin (Brandenburg). Opera, v. 67 no. 7, July 2012; Kurt Weill Newsletter, v. 30 no. 2, Fall 2012.

  • Kopleff, Florence, contralto and voice teacher, d. 7/24/2012 in Atlanta, GA at 88; b. 5/2/1924 in New York, NY. ArtsATL, 7/25/2012 {http://www.artsatl.com/2012/07/obituary-florence-kopleff-88-leaves-lasting-legacy-music-teaching/}.

  • Korda, Marion Amelia, music librarian, violinist, and violist, d. 2/27/2012 in Brunswick, ME at 90; b. 6/14/1922 in Portland, ME. Portland Press Herald online, 12/30/2012 {http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=marion-amelia-korda&pid=162025160}.

  • Kraus, Philip C., percussionist, d. 1/13/2012 in Houston, TX at 93; b. in New York, NY. New York Times online, 1/15/2012 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=philip-c-kraus&pid=155481737}.

  • Kriegsman, Alan Mortimer "Mike", music and dance critic, d. 8/31/2012 in Washington, DC at 84; b. 2/28/1929 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 9/2/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/arts/dance/alan-m-kriegsman-dance-critic-dies-at-84.html}.

  • Krone, John, composer, orchestrator, vocal coach, and theater historian, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Lalandi, Lina, Greek harpsichordist and music promoter, d. 6/8/2012 in London at 91; b. 7/13/1920 in Athens. Opera, v. 63 no. 9, September 2012.

  • Lamb, Charlie, country music publisher, promoter, and journalist, d. 3/7/2012 in Nashville, TN at 90. NewsChannel5.com, 3/8/2012 {http://www.newschannel5.com/story/17111110/country-music-insider-charlie-lamb-passes-away-at-90}.

  • Lancaster, Byard, jazz alto saxophonist, d. 8/23/2012 in Wyndmoor, PA at 70; b. 8/6/1942 in Philadelphia, PA. New York Times online, 9/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/arts/music/byard-lancaster-jazz-alto-saxophonist-dies-at-70.html}.

  • Lansky, Bernard Joseph, clothier to many R&B musicians, d. 11/15/2012 in Memphis, TN at 85; b. 3/10/1927 in Memphis, TN. New York Times online, 11/17/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/arts/music/bernard-lansky-clothier-to-music-royalty-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Larkin, (Edna) Moscelyne, a.k.a. Moussia Larkina, ballerina and teacher, d. 4/25/2012 in Tulsa, OK at 87; b. 1/14/1925 in Miami, OK. New York Times online, 4/29/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/arts/dance/moscelyne-larkin-a-founder-of-tulsa-ballet-dies-at-87.html}.

  • Lay, Colin, Canadian sound engineer, producer, guitarist, and composer, d. 1/18/2012? in Edmonton, Alberta at 59. CKUA Network, 1/20/2012 {http://www.ckua.com/01/20/12/Alberta-Scene-Loses-a-Great-Talent/landing.html?blockID=581852&feedID=7590}.

  • Lear, Evelyn, soprano, d. 7/1/2012 in Sandy Spring, MD at 86; b. Evelyn Shulman 1/8/1926 in Brooklyn, NY. Washington Post online, 7/1/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/evelyn-lear-premier-american-soprano-of-contemporary-opera-dies-at-86/2012/07/01/gJQAAtyyGW_story.html}; New York Times online, 7/4/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/arts/music/evelyn-lear-versatile-soprano-dies-at-86.html}; Opera, v. 63 no. 9, September 2012.

  • LeGon, Jeni, singer and tap dancer, d. 12/7/2012 in Vancouver, BC at 96; b. Jennie Ligon 8/14/1916 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 12/16/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/arts/dance/jeni-legon-singer-and-solo-tap-dancer-dies-at-96.html}.

  • Leonhardt, Gustav, Dutch harpsichordist, organist, conductor, and early music pioneer, d. 1/16/2012 in Amsterdam at 83; b. 5/30/1928. New York Times online, 1/17/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/arts/music/gustav-leonhardt-harpsichordist-dies-at-83.html}; Gramophone online, 1/17/2012? {http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/harpsichordist-and-conductor-gustav-leonhardt-has-died}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Levy, John, jazz manager, d. 1/20/2012 at 99; b. 4/11/1912. Lushlife (John Levy website), 1/20/2012? {http://www.lushlife.com/}; eurweb.com, 1/21/2012 {http://www.eurweb.com/2012/01/we-remember-john-levy-manager-to-nancy-wilson-and-other-jazz-notables-dies-at-99/}.
    also bassist and pianist, d. in Altadena, CA; b. in New Orleans, LA. Los Angeles Times online, 1/24/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-john-levy-20120124,0,4269072.story}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Liberatore, Marianne, founder of Music for Youth, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Lighty, Chris, hip-hop manager, d. 8/30/2012 in the Bronx, NY at 44; b. in the Bronx. New York Times online, 8/30/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/arts/music/chris-lighty-manager-of-hip-hop-stars-dies-at-44.html}.

  • Lilly, Everett, bluegrass singer and mandolin player, d. 5/8/2012 in Clear Creek, WV at 87. MetroNews online, 5/9/2012 {http://www.wvmetronews.com/news.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=52600}.
    also played fiddle, guitar, and banjo; b. Charles Everett Lilly 7/1/1924 in Clear Creek, WV. New York Times online, 5/13/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/arts/music/everett-lilly-bluegrass-musician-dies-at-87.html}.

  • Lindsey, Mort, orchestra leader, arranger, composer, and musical director, d. 5/4/2012 in Malibu, CA at 89; b. in Newark, NJ. Bernama Lifestyle & Celebrities, 5/8/2012 {http://celebrities.bernama.com/index.php?ct=newsdetail&lg=en&id=664408}.
    b. Morton Lippman 3/21/1923. New York Times online, 5/9/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/arts/music/mort-lindsey-musical-director-dies-at-89.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/10/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-mort-lindsey-20120510,0,2065079.story}.

  • Little, Jimmy, Australian aboriginal country singer and actor, d. 4/2/2012 in Dubbo, NSW at 75; b. James Oswald Little 3/1/1937 at the Cummeragunja Mission, NSW. Australian Geographic online, 4/3/2012 {http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/vale-jimmy-little-legendary-aboriginal-muscian-dies.htm}.

  • Little, Vera, contralto, d. 10/26/2012 in Berlin, Germany at 83; b. 12/10/1928 in Memphis, TN. Opera, v. 64, no. 2, February 2013.

  • Lockheart, Robert, film, television, and musical theatre composer and pianist, d. 1/23/2012 at 52; b. 3/26/1959. Guardian online, 1/27/2012 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jan/27/robert-lockhart}.

  • Lopez, Lillian, singer, d. 9/4/2012 at 76. Vintage Vinyl News, 9/6/2012 {http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2012/09/lillian-lopez-lead-singer-of-odyssey.html}.

  • Lord, Jon, British rock and classical keyboardist and composer, d. 7/16/2012 in London at 71; b. in Leicester. STLtoday.com, 7/16/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/deep-purple-s-jon-lord-dies-at-age/article_f4dda87b-7561-5634-8c95-39e94f906ff3.html}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 7/16/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/13818756-418/jon-lord-71-keyboardist-for-deep-purple-co-wrote-smoke-on-the-water.html}; Classic Rock online, 7/16/2012 {http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/jon-lord-1941-2012/}.
    b. 6/9/1941. New York Times online, 7/16/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/arts/music/jon-lord-keyboardist-with-deep-purple-dies-at-71.html}; Guardian online, 7/16/2012 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/16/jon-lord}; CNN.com, 7/17/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/16/showbiz/jon-lord-obit/index.html}; Schott Aktuell : the journal, September/October 2012.

  • Louisiana Red, blues slide guitarist and songwriter, d. 2/25/2012 in Germany at 79; b. Iverson Minter 3/23/1932 in Bessemer, AL. New York Times online, 2/28/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-louisiana-red-20120228,0,7910427.story}.

  • Love, Andrew Maurice, tenor saxophonist, d. 4/12/2012 in Memphis, TN at 70; b. 11/21/1941 in Memphis, TN. New York Times online, 4/14/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/14/arts/music/andrew-love-saxophonist-with-the-memphis-horns-dies-at-70.html}.

  • Lowen, (David) Eric, singer-songwriter, d. 3/23/2012 at 60; b. 10/23/1951. The Music's Over blog, 3/23/2012 {http://themusicsover.com/2012/03/23/eric-lowen/}.
    d. in Los Angeles, CA; b. in Utica, NY. New York Times online, 3/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/arts/music/eric-lowen-musician-dies-at-60.html}.

  • Luchetti, Veriano, Italian tenor, d. 4/23/2012 in Rome at 73; b. 3/12/1939 in Viterbo, Tuscany. Opera, v. 64, no. 3, March 2013.

  • Lucker, Mitch, heavy metal singer, d. 11/1/2012 in Huntington Beach, CA at 28. New York Times online, 11/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/01/arts/01reuters-usa-music-lucker.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 11/2/2012 {http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/suicide-silence-vigils-mitch-lucker.html}.

  • Ludden, Bennet R., music librarian, d. 4/16/2012 in Washington, DC at 97. New York Times online, 4/25/2012 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=157228954}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • MacCombie, Bruce, composer and educator, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Madriguera, Sabine, guitarist and professor, d. 2/22/2012 in Texas; b. in Berlin, Germany. Soundboard, v. 38 no. 2, 2012.

  • Marocco, Frank L., jazz and studio accordionist, bandleader, and composer, d. 3/3/2012 in the San Fernando Valley, CA at 81; b. 1/2/1931 in Joliet, IL. Los Angeles Times online, 3/6/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-frank-marocco-20120306,0,4520946.story}.

  • Marre, Albert, Broadway director, d. 9/4/2012 in Manhattan at 87; b. Albert Eliot Moshinsky 9/20/1924 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 9/10/2012 {http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/theater/albert-marre-director-of-man-of-la-mancha-dies-at-87.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 9/18/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-albert-marre-20120918,0,3595383.story}.

  • Marsh, Calvin Wertz, lyric baritone, d. 6/18/2012 in Dallas, TX at 91; b. 2/11/1921 in Renovo, PA. New York Times online, 7/10/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/arts/music/calvin-marsh-baritone-and-met-stalwart-dies-at-91.html}.

  • Marshall, Jim, amplifier manufacturer, d. 4/5/2012 at 88; b. 1923. Metal Hammer, 4/5/2012 {http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/jim-marshall-founder-of-marshall-amps-passes-away-aged-88/}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.
    d. in England; b. 7/29/1923 in London. Los Angeles Times online, 4/6/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/scimedemail/la-me-jim-marshall-20120406,0,1105011.story}.

  • Marth, Tommy, rock saxophonist, d. 4/23/2012 in Las Vegas, NV at 33. TMZ.com, 4/26/2012 {http://www.tmz.com/2012/04/26/the-killers-saxophone-tommy-marth-dead-suicide/}; Vancouver Sun online, 4/26/2012 {http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Killers+player+Tommy+Marth+dead+from+suicide+reports/6523499/story.html}.

  • Martin, Tony, popular singer, d. 7/27/2012 in West Los Angeles, CA at 98; b. Alvin Morris 12/25/1913 in San Francisco, CA. New York Times online, 7/30/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/arts/music/tony-martin-debonair-pop-baritone-dies-at-98.html}; Yahoo!News, 7/30/2012 {http://news.yahoo.com/romantic-crooner-tony-martin-dies-98-172647928.html}.

  • Mathieu, Phil (Philip Joseph), multigenre guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and composer, d. 2/10/2012 in Silver Spring, MD at 50; b. 11/30/1961 in Rockville, MD. Washington Post online, 3/10/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/local-life-phil-mathieu-versatile-dc-area-guitarist/2012/03/04/gIQAp6az3R_story.html}.

  • Maxwell, Robert, harpist and composer, d. 2/7/2012 at 90; b. Max Rosen in New York, NY. Allegro online, v. 113 no. 2, February 2013 {http://www.local802afm.org/2013/02/requiem-137/}.

  • Maycock, Robert, British critic, d. 1/25/2012 in High Halden, near Ashford, Kent; b. 2/21/1948 in London. Independent online, 2/9/2012 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/robert-maycock-classical-music-critic-for-the-independent-6671390.html}.

  • McBeth, W. Francis, composer, conductor, and music professor, d. 1/6/2012 at 78. Ouachita Baptist University website, 1/7/2012 {http://media.obu.edu/2012/01/francis-mcbeth-world-renowned-composer-and-longtime-ouachita-professor-dies-at-78/}.
    b. 3/1933 in Lubbock, TX. Southern Music Company website, 1/6/2012 {http://www.smcpublications.com/mcbeth.htm}.

  • McClain, Washington, oboist and teacher, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • McConnell, Mark "Bam Bam", rock drummer, d. 5/24/2012. Noisecreep, 5/24/2012 {http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/05/24/mark-bam-bam-mcconnell-dead-dies/}.

  • McCracklin, Jimmy, R&B singer and songwriter, d. 12/20/2012 in San Pablo, CA at 91; b. James David Walker 8/13/1921 in Helena, AR. New York Times online, 12/22/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/arts/music/jimmy-mccracklin-rb-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-91.html}.

  • McGuire, Dorothy, popular singer, d. 9/7/2012 in Paradise Valley, AZ at 84. Huffington Post, 9/9/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/09/dorothy-mcguire-sisters-dead-dies-84_n_1869250.html}.
    b. 2/13/1928 in Middletown, OH. New York Times online, 9/9/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/arts/music/dorothy-mcguire-of-the-singing-sister-act-dies-at-84.html}.

  • McKenna, Barney, Irish folk banjo player, d. 4/5/2012 in Howth at 72. IRISHTIMES.com, 4/5/2012 {http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0405/breaking35.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.
    d. in Dublin; b. Bernard Noel McKenna 12/16/1939 in Dublin. New York Times online, 4/11/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/arts/music/barney-mckenna-banjo-player-in-the-dubliners-dies-at-72.html}.

  • McKinness, Ervin, rapper, d. 9/2/2012 in Ontario, CA at 21. Huffington Post, 9/13/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/ervin-mckinness-driving-drunk-tweet-yolo-dies-car-crash-dui-_n_1880348.html}.

  • McKnight, Anne, soprano, d. 8/29/2012 in Lugano, Switzerland at 88; b. 7/24/1924 in Aurora, IL. Opera, v. 63 no. 12, December 2012.

  • Melvoin, Mike, studio pianist, composer, and arranger, d. 2/22/2012 in Burbank, CA at 74; b. 5/10/1937 in Oshkosh, WI. Los Angeles Times online, 2/24/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-mike-melvoin-20120224,0,2738819.story}.

  • Merker, Kathryn Ethel, horn player, d. 2012; b. 1923. Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Merriman, Nan, mezzo, d. 7/22/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 92; b. 4/28/1920 in Pittsburgh, PA. Opera, v. 63 no. 11, November 2012.

  • Milano, Freddie, doo-wop tenor, d. 1/1/2012 on Long Island, NY at 72; b. 8/26/1939 in the Bronx, NY. New York Times online, 1/3/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/arts/music/fred-milano-of-dion-and-the-belmonts-dies-at-72.html}.
    Fred Milano. Chicago Sun Times, 1/3/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/9797816-418/fred-milano-singer-with-dion-and-the-belmonts.html}.

  • Mimaroglu, Ilhan, composer and producer, d. 7/17/2012 in Manhattan at 86; b. 3/11/1926 in Istanbul, Turkey. New York Times online, 7/18/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/arts/music/ilhan-mimaroglu-composer-and-producer-is-dead-at-86.html}.

  • Mobbs, Mary, early keyboard instrument collector and soundboard/lid decorator, d. 2/4/2012. Harpsichord & Fortepiano, v. 16 no. 2, Spring 2012.
    Mary Jeanette Mobbs, née Randall; b. 9/3/1925 in Birmingham, England. Harpsichord & Fortepiano, v. 17 no. 1.

  • Montrose, Ronnie (Ronald Douglas), rock guitarist, d. 3/3/2012 in Brisbane, CA at 64; b. 11/29/1947 in San Francisco, CA. New York Times online, 3/5/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/arts/music/ronnie-montrose-hard-rock-guitarist-dies-at-64.html}; BLABBERMOUTH.NET, 3/3/2012 {http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=170627}.

  • Moretti, Joe, British rock guitarist, d. 2/9/2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa at 73; b. 5/10/1938. Herald Scotland online, 2/17/2012 {http://www.heraldscotland.com/mobile/comment/obituaries/joe-moretti.16775354?_=05dd287873cb0a418344e43e4ceec003edd1a143}.

  • Moseley, Carlos DuPré, orchestra administrator, d. 10/1/2012 in Spartanburg, SC at 98; b. 9/21/1914 in Laurens, SC. New York Times online, 10/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/arts/music/carlos-moseley-former-president-and-chairman-of-new-york-philharmonic-dies-at-98.html}.

  • Moss, Helen Kardon, operatic soprano and club/Broadway singer, d. 12/26/2012 in Philadelphia, PA at 81; b. 12/26/1931. Philly.com, 12/31/2012 {http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-31/news/36065228_1_love-song-broadway-baby-benefit-concert}.

  • Mounsey, Yvonne, dancer, d. 9/29/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 93; b. Yvonne Louise Leibbrandt 9/1919 outside Pretoria, South Africa. New York Times online, 10/2/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/arts/dance/yvonne-mounsey-city-ballet-dancer-and-a-teacher-dies-at-93.html}.

  • Mueller, Teddy, rock drummer, d. 6/29/2012?. Bobby Barth (bandmate) on Facebook 6/29/2012.

  • Munguía, Carlos, Basque tenor, d. 2/20/2012 in San Sebastián (Donostia) at 90; b. 11/4/1921. Opera, v. 67 no. 7, July 2012.

  • Munro, Donald, New Zealand baritone and administrator, d. 1/18/2012 in Wilhunga, South Australia, at 99; b. 1/10/1913 in Mosgiel. Opera, v. 63 no. 8, August 2012.

  • Muranyi, Joe, jazz clarinetist, d. 4/20/2012 at 84; b. 1/14/1926 [sic]. Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong (blog), 4/21/2012 {http://dippermouth.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-loving-memory-of-joe-muranyi.html}.
    d. in Manhattan; b. Joseph Paul Muranyi 1/14/1928 in Martins Ferry, OH. New York Times online, 4/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/28/arts/music/joe-muranyi-clarinetist-with-louis-armstrong-dies-at-84.html}.

  • Neway, Patricia, operatic and Broadway soprano, d. 1/24/2012 in Corinth, VT at 92; b. 1919 in Brooklyn, NY. Theatre Aficionado at large (blog), 1/27/2012? {http://www.theatreaficionado.com/2012/01/patricia-neway-1919-2012.html}.
    Patricia Mary Neway, d. in East Corinth, VT; b. 9/30/1919. New York Times online, 2/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/arts/music/patricia-neway-operatic-soprano-who-won-a-tony-dies-at-92.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012; Opera, v. 63 no. 4, April 2012.

  • O'Donnell, Mark, writer, Broadway librettist, d. 8/6/2012 in Manhattan at 58; b. 7/19/1954 in Cleveland, OH. New York Times online, 8/7/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/theater/mark-odonnell-hairspray-writer-dies-at-58.html}.

  • Otis, Johnny, bandleader, songwriter, impresario, d.j., talent scout, pianist, drummer, vibes player, singer, "godfather of R&B", d. 1/17/2012 in Altadena, CA at 90; b. John Alexander Veliotes 12/28/1921 in Vallejo, CA. New York Times online, 1/19/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/arts/music/johnny-otis-musician-dies-at-90.html}; Los Angeles TImes online, 1/19/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-johnny-otis-20120119,0,2183487.story}; The State, 1/18/2012 {http://www.thestate.com/2012/01/18/2119468/johnny-otis-rb-singer-who-wrote.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Overmann, Leandra, mezzo, d. 4/20/2012 in Stuttgart, Germany at 55; b. in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Opera, v. 63 no. 8, August 2012.

  • Pakledinaz, Martin, costume designer for Broadway, opera, and ballet, d. 7/8/2012 in New York, NY at 58. STLtoday.com, 7/10/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/deaths-elsewhere/article_61d1f8a5-d95f-5241-a302-424778305858.html}.
    b. 9/1/1953 in Sterling Heights, MI. Opera, v. 63 no. 12, December 2012.

  • Parker, Brad, disco drummer, d. 9/23/2012 in Uba, Brazil at 59. Daily News America, 9/26/2012 {http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/disco-drummer-brad-parker-suffers-fatal-heart-attack-stage-concert-brazil-article-1.1168528}.

  • Paul, Stephen Neal, nightclub owner, d. 10/21/2012 in Queens, NY at 71; b. 4/28/1941 in the Bronx, NY. New York Times online, 10/23/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/nyregion/steve-paul-owner-of-the-former-scene-nightclub-dies-at-71.html}.

  • Peaston, David, R&B/gospel singer, d. 2/1/2012 in St. Louis, MO at 54; b. in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 2/2/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/kevin-johnson/st-louis-r-b-singer-david-peaston-dies/article_2a6830ba-4dd9-11e1-be0d-001a4bcf6878.html}.

  • Peppiatt, Frank, co-creator of "Hee Haw", d. 11/7/2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at 85; b. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. New York Times online, 11/12/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/arts/television/frank-peppiatt-a-creator-of-hee-haw-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Peterson, Eric Larss, violist, violinist, and composer, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Piazza, Marguerite, operatic soprano with crossover appeal, d. 8/2/2012 in Memphis, TN at 86; b. Marguerite Claire Luft 5/6/1926 in New Orleans, LA. New York Times online, 8/6/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/arts/music/marguerite-piazza-popular-singer-of-opera-dies-at-86.html}.

  • Potts, Joe, British novelist and singer-songwriter, d. 1/30/2012? at 70; b. in Newcastle upon Tyne. Guardian online, 1/30/2012 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/31/joe-potts}.

  • Poulton, Robert, tenor, d. 10/30/2012. Glyndebourne website, 10/31/2012 {http://glyndebourne.com/news-article/robert-poulton}.

  • Preston, Frances Williams, president of BMI, d. 6/13/2012 in Nashville, TN at 83; b. in Nashville, TN. STLtoday.com, 6/13/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/former-music-royalties-executive-dies-in-nashville/article_826d0061-c2e1-567f-b1c7-0a0ed142a897.html}; Music | The Tennessean (blog), 6/13/2012 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/06/13/frances-preston-dies-at-83/}.
    b. 8/27/1928. New York Times online, 6/20/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/arts/music/frances-w-preston-defender-of-songwriters-copyright-dies-at-83.html}.

  • Previn, Dory, singer-songwriter, d. 2/14/2012 in Southfield, MA at 86; b. Dorothy Veronica Langan 10/22/1925 in Woodbridge, NJ or Rahway, NJ. New York Times online, 2/14/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/arts/music/dory-previn-songwriter-is-dead-at-86.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 2/16/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dory-previn-20120216,0,2450227.story}.
    Dory Previn Shannon. Washington Post online, 2/14/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/award-winning-lyricist-dory-previn-shannon-who-wrote-valley-of-the-dolls-score-dies/2012/02/14/gIQAPBFzDR_story.html}.

  • Price, George, horn player, d. 6/9/2012 in Northridge, CA at 85; b. 2/3/1927 in Oak Par, IL [sic]. Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Procter, Michael, countertenor, teacher, musicologist, editor, and publisher, d. 5/3/2012 at 61. Michael Procter website, 5/4/2012? {http://www.michael-procter.com/intro.html}.

  • Purrington, Edward Cobb, opera administrator, d. 4/14/2012 at 82. Opera America, Summer 2012.

  • Reed, Herb, pop/rock singer, d. 6/4/2012 in Boston, MA at 83; b. in Kansas City, MO. STLtoday.com, 6/5/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/platters-founder-herb-reed-dies-at/article_6eb8abea-0c65-529c-a87d-a6a2b769bbaa.html}.
    b. 8/7/1928. New York Times online, 6/5/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/arts/music/herb-reed-an-original-platter-dies-at-83.html}.

  • Reed, Natina, R&B musician and actress, d. 10/26/2012 in Atlanta, GA at 32; b. 10/28/1979. Hollywood Reporter, 10/27/2012 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/blaques-natina-reed-dies-at-383680}.
    also songwriter. BBC News online, 10/28/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20114830}.

  • Reeder, Tom "Cat", country d.j., d. 6/30/2012 in Virginia at 77; b. in Abbeville, AL. WAMU 88.5 online, 6/30/2012 {http://wamu.org/news/12/06/26/tom_cat_reeder_passes_at_age_of}.

  • Reimer, Christopher, Canadian rock guitarist, d. 2/21/2012 at 26. Billboard online, 2/22/2012 {http://www.billboard.com/news/christopher-reimer-women-guitarist-dead-1006249952.story#/news/christopher-reimer-women-guitarist-dead-1006249952.story}.

  • Rennert, Wolfgang, German conductor, d. 3/24/2012 in Berlin at 89; b. 4/1/1922 in Cologne. Opera, v. 67 no. 7, July 2012.

  • Ricci, Ruggiero, violinist, d. 8/5/2012 in Palm Springs, CA at 94; 7/24/1918 in San Francisco, CA. New York Times online, 8/9/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/10/arts/music/ruggiero-ricci-virtuoso-violinist-dies-at-94.html}.

  • Rice, Matthew, high school band director, d. 7/5/2012 in St. Louis, MO at 37. STLtoday.com, 7/5/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/fox-high-school-band-director-dead-at-age/article_c513f91c-c6df-11e1-a5d5-0019bb30f31a.html}.

  • Richmond, Howie (Howard Spencer), music publisher, d. 5/20/2012 in Rancho Mirage, CA at 94; b. 1/18/1918 in Queens, NY. New York Times online, 5/28/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/arts/music/howie-richmond-music-publisher-dies-at-94.html}.

  • Riley, WInston Delano, Jamaican producer and singer, d. 1/19/2012 in Kingston at 68; b. 5/14/1943 in Denham Town, West Kingston. New York Times online, 1/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/music/winston-riley-jamaican-music-producer-is-dead-at-68.html}.

  • Rintoul, Richard, conductor, violist, conductor, and music director, d. 2012? Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

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    b. Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra. New York Times online, 12/10/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/arts/music/jenni-rivera-43-mexican-american-singer-and-tv-star-is-dead.html}.

  • Roberts, Joan, Broadway soprano, d. 8/13/2012 in Stamford, CT at 95; b. 7/15/1917 in New York, NY. Playbill.com, 8/14/2012 {http://www.playbill.com/news/article/169081-Joan-Roberts-the-Soprano-Who-Gave-Voice-to-Laurey-in-Oklahoma-Dead-at-95}.
    b. Josephine Rose Seagrist. New York Times online, 8/15/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/theater/joan-roberts-heroine-of-original-oklahoma-dies-at-95.html}.

  • Rosen, Charles Welles , pianist, scholar, author, d. 12/9/2012 in Manhattan at 85; b. 5/5/1927 in Manhattan. New York Times online, 12/10/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/arts/music/charles-rosen-pianist-polymath-and-author-dies-at-85.html}.

  • Russell, "Sweet Joe", a cappella tenor, d. 5/5/2012 in Brooklyn, NY at 72; b. Joseph Jessie Russell 9/25/1939 in Henderson, NC. Los Angeles Times online, 5/13/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-joe-russell-20120513,0,4294427.story}.

  • Sabater, Jimmy, boogaloo singer and timbales player, d. 2/8/2012 in the Bronx, NY at 75; b. Jaime Sabater Gonzalez 4/11/1936 in Spanish Harlem, Manhattan, NY. New York Times online, 2/19/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/arts/music/jimmy-sabater-master-of-boogaloo-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Scaccia, Mike, rock guitarist, d. 12/22/2012 in Fort Worth, TX at 47; b. 7/14/1965 in Babylon, NY. Rolling Stone online, 12/23/2012 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ministry-guitarist-mike-scaccia-dies-after-onstage-collapse-20121223}.

  • Schaefer, Hal, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, also vocal coach for Marilyn Monroe, d. 12/8/2012 in Fort Lauderdale, FL at 87; b. Harold Herman Schaefer 7/22/1925 in Queens, NY. New York Times online, 12/12/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/arts/music/hal-schaefer-jazz-pianist-and-marilyn-monroes-vocal-coach-dies.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 12/16/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-hal-schaefer-20121216,0,7353905.story}.

  • Schatzkamer, William, pianist, conductor, music professor, d. 9/12/2012 in Olivette, MO at 96; b. 1916 in New York, NY. Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom, 9/17/2012 {http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24242.aspx}.

  • Scott, Howard Hillison, co-developer of the LP record, d. 9/22/2012 in Reading, PA at 92; b. 5/31/1920 in Bridgeport, CT. New York Times online, 10/6/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/arts/music/howard-h-scott-a-developer-of-the-lp-dies-at-92.html}.

  • Scruggs, Earl Eugene, seminal bluegrass banjo player and singer, d. 3/28/2012 in Nashville, TN at 88; b. 1/6/1924 in Flint Hill, NC. New York Times online, 3/29/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/arts/music/earl-scruggs-bluegrass-banjo-player-dies-at-88.html}; CharlotteObserver.com, 3/29/2012 {http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/28/3134558/bluegrass-legend-and-cleveland.html}; NPR online, 3/29/2012 {http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/03/29/149575679/bluegrass-legend-earl-scruggs-has-died}; STLtoday.com, 3/29/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/bluegrass-pioneer-earl-scruggs-dies-at-age/article_82cb1608-88af-5b3d-b8e9-4a0c5ec5f7db.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/29/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-earl-scruggs-20120329,0,3263115.story}; Chicago Sun-Times online, 3/28/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/11586812-418/bluegrass-legend-earl-scruggs-dies-at-age-88.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

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  • Sendak, Maurice, author, illustrator, and opera designer, d. 5/9/2012 in Danbury, CT at 83; b. 6/10/1928 in Brooklyn, NY. Opera, v. 67 no. 7, July 2012.
    d. 5/8/2012. Opera America, Summer 2012.

  • Shafer, Ann Dickson, pianist, composer, singer, dancer, dance teacher, d. 2012. Cleveland Institute of Music Notes, Fall 2012.

  • Shaheed, Khalil, jazz trumpeter, drummer, and educator, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Shankar, Ravi, Indian sitar virtuoso and ambassador, d. 12/11/2012 in La Jolla, CA at 92. ZeeNews.com, 12/11/2012 {http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/music/sitar-maestro-pandit-ravi-shankar-passes-away_124303.htm}.
    also played sarod, flute, and tabla; b. Robindra Shankar Chowdhury 4/7/1920 in Varanasi. New York Times online, 12/12/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/arts/music/ravi-shankar-indian-sitarist-dies-at-92.html}.

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  • Sherman, Robert, songwriter, d. 3/5/2012 in London at 86; b. 12/19/1925 in New York, NY. Hollywood Reporter online, 3/5/2012 {http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-sherman-death-disney-a-small-world-songwriter-297013}.
    Robert Bernard Sherman, d. 3/6/2012; b. in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 3/6/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/arts/music/robert-b-sherman-songwriter-for-disney-dies-at-86.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/7/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-robert-sherman-20120307,0,741658.story}.

  • Sims, Danny Drew, record publisher, publisher, and promoter, d. 10/3/2012 in Los Angeles, CA at 75; b. 11/9/1936 in Hattiesburg, MS. New York Times online, 10/30/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/arts/music/danny-sims-producer-of-bob-marley-dies-at-75.html}.

  • Singleton, Doris, singer, dancer, and actress, d. 6/28/2012? at 92; b. in Brooklyn, NY. Huffington Post, 6/28/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/doris-singleton-dead-i-love-lucy_n_1634398.html}.

  • Smith, Carrie Louise, jazz and blues singer, d. 5/20/2012 in Englewood, NJ at 86; b. 8/25/1925 in Fort Gaines, GA. New York Times online, 5/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/arts/music/carrie-smith-singer-in-black-and-blue-dies-at-86.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Smith, Donald F., promoter of cabaret, d. 3/13/2012 in Manhattan at 79; b. 10/7/1932 in New Bedford, MA. New York Times online, 3/13/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/arts/music/donald-f-smith-champion-of-cabaret-dies-at-79.html}.

  • Sniderman, Sam "The Record Man", Canadian record store chain founder, d. 9/23/2012 at 92. St. Albert Leader online, 9/27/2012 {http://www.stalbertleader.com/2012/09/27/sam-the-record-man-sniderman-passes-away-at-92/}.

  • South, Joe, pop singer-songwriter, d. 9/5/2012 in Flowery Branch, GA at 72; b. Joseph Alfred Souter 2/28/1940 in Atlanta, GA. New York Times online, 9/5/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/arts/music/joe-south-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-72.html}.

  • Stamp, Chris, former manager for The Who, d. 11/24/2012 in New York, NY at 70. Spinner, 11/26/2012 {http://www.spinner.com/2012/11/26/chris-stamp-dead-who-manager/}.

  • Stevenson, Robert Murrell, musicologist, composer, pianist, and magazine editor, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Strange, Billy, songwriter, guitarist, and arranger, d. 2/22/2012 in Nashville, TN at 81; b. 9/29/1930. Tennessean online, 2/22/2012 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/02/22/musicians-hall-of-famer-billy-strange-songwriter-for-elvis-and-sinatra-dies-at-81/}.
    b. William Everett Strange in Long Beach, CA. Los Angeles Times online, 2/24/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-billy-strange-20120224,0,767015.story}.
    d. in Franklin, TN. New York Times online, 2/24/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/arts/music/billy-strange-60s-session-guitarist-dies-at-81.html}.

  • Strickland, William Charles, horn player and librarian, d. 1/12/2012 in New Orleans, LA at 66; b. 3/31/1945. Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Summer, Donna, disco singer, d. 5/17/2012 in Florida at 63. TMZ.com, 5/17/2012 {http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/}; TODAY Entertainment, 5/17/2012 {http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/17/11745326-donna-summer-dead-at-63}.
    d. in Naples, FL; b. LaDonna Adiran Gaines 12/31/1948 in Boston, MA. New York Times online, 5/17/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/arts/music/donna-summer-queen-of-disco-dies-at-63.html}; STLtoday.com, 5/18/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/disco-queen-donna-summer-endured-after-era-faded/article_b75a77ba-ca9c-5a67-a756-646859ff7bbc.html}.

  • Suslin, Viktor, German publisher and philanthropist, d. 7/10/2012; b. 6/13/1942. Schott Aktuell : the journal, September/October 2012.

  • Swanlund, Stuart, rock guitarist, d. 8/4/2012 in Chicago, IL at 54; b. in Spartanburg, SC. GoUpstate.com, 8/6/2012 {http://www.goupstate.com/article/20120806/ARTICLES/120809808/1027/OPINION?Title=Marshall-Tucker-Band-member-Swanlund-dies-at-54}.

  • Taggart, Ross, saxophonist and pianist, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Tawhiti, Ben Te Ninihi, New Zealander lap steel guitarist, d. 9/15/2012 at 78. Stuff.co.nz, 9/19/2012 {http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/7701457/Guitarist-Tawhiti-dies-at-78}.

  • Taylor, Jane, bassoonist, d. 4/8/2012 in Manhattan at 79; 9/27/1932 in White Plains, NY. New York Times online, 4/12/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/arts/music/jane-taylor-bassoonist-of-dorian-wind-quintet-dies-at-79.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Tchicai, John Martin, Danish jazz saxophonist, d. 10/8/2012 in Perpignan, France at 76; b. 4/28/1936 in Copenhagen. New York Times online, 10/10/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/arts/music/john-tchicai-saxophone-player-in-free-jazz-movement-dies-at-76.html}.

  • Terekhov, Miguel, ballet dancer, d. 1/3/2012 in Richardson, TX at 83; b. 8/22/1928 in Montevideo, Uruguay. New York Times online, 1/9/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/arts/dance/miguel-terekhov-dancer-with-ballets-russes-dies-at-83.html}.

  • Thomas, John Taylor, flutist, teacher, and church organist, d. 2/15/2012 in Rochester, NY at 89; b. 1922. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle online, 2/19/2012 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=john-taylor-thomas&pid=155932027}.

  • Thomas, Karl C., administrator, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Thompson, Joe (Joseph Aquilla), folk fiddler, d. 2/20/2012 in Alamance County, NC at 93; b. 12/9/1918 in High Rock, NC. Washington Post online, 2/29/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/joe-thompson-93-well-respected-fiddler/2012/02/27/gIQAjuW1iR_story.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.
    d. in Burlington, NC; b. near Mebane, NC. New York Times online, 3/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/arts/music/joe-thompson-dies-at-93-fiddler-of-string-band-legacy.html}.

  • Todd, Pamela (Campbell), horn player, percussionist, conductor, and announcer, d. 2012; b. 1956 in Pennsylvania. Horn Call, v. 43 no. 1, October 2012.

  • Totenberg, Roman, violinist and teacher, d. 5/8/2012 in Newton, MA at 101; b. 1/1/1911 in Lodz, Poland. New York Times online, 5/8/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/arts/music/roman-totenberg-violinist-and-teacher-dies-at-101.html}; 90.9 wbur online, 5/8/2012 {http://www.wbur.org/2012/05/08/roman-totenberg}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Trueblood, Paul, composer, arranger, musical director, pianist, and vocal coach, d. 1/16/2012 in Evansville, IN; b. in Evansville, IN. Evansville Courier & Press online, 1/21/2012 {http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=paul-trueblood&pid=155556107}.

  • Turner, Robert, Canadian composer, d. 1/26/2012 at 91; b. 6/6/1920 in Montreal, Quebec. CBC online, 1/27/2012 {http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/music/2012/01/27/composer-robert-turner-dies-at-the-age-of-91/}.

  • Turok, Paul Harris, composer and critic, d. 7/10/2012 in New York, NY; b. 12/3/1929. New York Times, 7/29/2012.

  • Turovsky, Yuli, cellist and conductor, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Turovsky, Eleonora, violinist, violist, and professor, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 3, May/June 2012.

  • Ursuleasa, Mihaela, pianist, d. 8/2/2012 in Vienna at 33; b. 9/27/1978 in Brasov, Romania. New York Times online, 8/3/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/arts/music/mihaela-ursuleasa-classical-pianist-dies-at-33.html}; STLtoday.com, 8/3/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/renowned-romanian-pianist-ursuleasa-dead-at/article_cbff620b-dd71-5676-bfa2-682a12bd22cf.html}; BBC News online, 8/3/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19108605}.

  • van Dantzig, Rudi, Dutch choreographer, d. 1/19/2012 in Amsterdam at 78; b. 8/4/1933 in Amsterdam. New York Times online, 1/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/dance/rudi-van-dantzig-provocative-dutch-choreographer-dies-at-78.html}.

  • Vargas, Chavela, Mexican ranchera singer, d. 8/5/2012 in Cuernavaca at 93; b. Isabel Vargas Lizano 4/17/1919 in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica. New York Times online, 8/6/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/arts/music/chavela-vargas-mexican-ranchera-singer-dies-at-93.html}; BBC News online, 8/6/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19141242}.

  • Vishnevskaya, Galina, Russian soprano, widow of Mstislav Rostropovich, d. 12/10/2012 in Moscow at 86; b. Galina Pavlovna Ivanova 10/25/1926 in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad). New York Times online, 12/11/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/arts/music/galina-vishnevskaya-electrifying-soprano-dies-at-86.html}.
    d. 12/11/2012. Opera, v. 64, no. 2, February 2013.

  • Wallace, Herby, steel guitarist, d. 4/5/2012 in Sevierville, TN at 64; b. in Chattanooga, TN. Chattanoogan.com, 4/7/2012 {http://www.chattanoogan.com/2012/4/7/223332/Steel-Guitar-Hall-Of-Famer-From.aspx}.

  • Warda, Algerian singer, d. 5/17/2012 in Cairo at 72; b. Warda Aldjazairia 1939 in France. STLtoday.com, 5/17/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/algerian-singer-warda-dies-in-cairo-at/article_ff8d33ef-9a3d-5cd5-8440-7a9eb421e7eb.html}; Washington Post online, 5/17/2012 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/legendary-algerian-singer-warda-dies-in-cairo-at-71/2012/05/17/gIQAR3oiWU_story.html}.

  • Ware, David Spencer, jazz saxophonist, d. 10/18/2012 in New Brunswick, NJ at 62; b. 11/7/1949 in Plainfield, NJ. New York Times online, 10/19/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/arts/music/david-s-ware-adventurous-saxophonist-dies-at-62.html}.

  • Watson, Doc, folk guitarist and singer, d. 5/29/2012 in Winston-Salem, NC at 89; b. Arthel Lane Watson 3/3/1923 in Deep Gap, NC. Folklore Productions International website, 5/20/2012 {http://folkloreproductions.com/wp/in-memoriam/doc-watson-1923-2012/}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.
    b. in Stoney Fork, NC. New York Times online, 5/29/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/music/doc-watson-folk-musician-dies-at-89.html}.

  • Webb, Joshua, gospel/R&B/pop keyboardist, d. 5/9/2012 in Atlanta, GA at 27; b. in St. Louis, MO. STLtoday.com, 5/10/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/kevin-johnson/st-louis-musician-dies-in-atlanta-car-wreck/article_5ed9e89c-9abf-11e1-ab94-001a4bcf6878.html}.

  • Weedon, Bert, British guitarist, d. 4/20/2012 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire at 91; b. 1920 in London. CBS News online, 4/20/2012 {http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57417693-10391698/guitarist-bert-weedon-dies-at-91/}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.
    b. 5/1920 in East London. BBC News online, 4/20/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17781762}.
    b. Herbert Maurice Weedon 5/10/1920. New York Times online, 4/21/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/arts/music/bert-weedon-guitar-teacher-to-a-generation-dies-at-91.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 4/27/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bert-weedon-20120427,0,7519473.story}.

  • Weissenberg, Alexis Sigismond, Bulgarian-French pianist, d. 1/8/2012 in Lugano, Switzerland at 82; b. 7/26/1929 in Sofia, Bulgaria. New York Times online, 1/9/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/arts/music/alexis-weissenberg-pianist-of-fire-and-ice-dies-at-82.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 2, March/April 2012.

  • Welch, Bob, rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, d. 6/7/2012 in Nashville, TN at 65; b. in Los Angeles, CA. Huffington Post, 6/7/2012 {http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/bob-welch-dead-fleetwood-mac-gunshot_n_1579166.html}; STLtoday.com, 6/8/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/former-fleetwood-mac-member-commits-suicide/article_61ac52e6-d0f9-594b-af9f-055ad8e46763.html}.
    b. 7/31/1946 or 8/31/1945. New York Times online, 6/7/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/arts/music/bob-welch-pop-singer-and-guitarist-is-dead.html}.
    d. at 66. WKRN-TV online, 6/7/2012 {http://www.wkrn.com/story/18730944/former-fleetwood-mac-member-bob-welch-dead}; CNN.com, 6/8/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/07/showbiz/bob-welch-dead/index.html}.
    d. at 66; b. 1945. Los Angeles Times online, 6/8/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bob-welch-20120608,0,224210.story}.

  • Wells, Kitty, country singer and guitarist, d. 7/16/2012 in Madison, TN at 92; b. Muriel Ellen Deason 8/30/1919 in Nashville, TN. New York Times online, 7/16/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/arts/music/kitty-wells-country-singer-dies-at-92.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 7/17/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-kitty-wells-20120717,0,1982289.story}.
    b. Ellen Muriel Deason Wright. WKRN-TV online, 7/16/2012 {http://www.wkrn.com/story/19036508/kitty-wells-dies}.

  • West, George Addison, trombonist, arranger, and music professor, d. 2012. Chamber Music, v. 30 no. 2, Spring 2013.

  • Whitney, Marva, soul singer, d. 12/22/2012 in Kansas City, KS at 68; b. Marva Ann Manning 5/1/1944 in Kansas City, KS. New York Times online, 12/31/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/arts/music/marva-whitney-singer-in-the-james-brown-revue-dies-at-68.html}.

  • Williams, Andy, popular singer, d. 9/25/2012 in Branson, MO at 84; b. Howard Andrew Williams in Wall Lake, IA. People online, 9/26/2012 {http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20570219,00.html}; CNN.com, 9/26/2012 {http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/26/moon-river-crooner-andy-williams-dies-at-84/}.
    b. 12/3/1927. New York Times online, 9/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/arts/music/andy-williams-crooner-of-moon-river-dies-at-84.html}; STLtoday.com, 9/27/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/moon-river-crooner-andy-williams-dies-at-age/article_5e2119f7-8a01-5022-b35d-73f9c90970de.html}.

  • Williams, Camilla, soprano, d. 1/29/2012 in Bloomington, IN at 92; b. 10/18/1919. Los Angeles Times online, 1/31/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-camilla-williams-20120131,0,7966732.story}.
    Camilla Ella Williams; b. in Danville, VA. New York Times online, 2/2/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/arts/music/camilla-williams-opera-singer-dies-at-92.html}; Opera, v. 63 no. 4, April 2012.

  • Williams, Sarah "Sally", arts supporter, d. 2012. Cleveland Institute of Music Notes, Summer 2012.

  • Wilson, Abram, jazz trumpeter, d. 6/9/2012 in London at 38; b. 8/30/1973 in Fort Smith, AR. New York Times online, 7/1/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/arts/music/abram-wilson-jazz-trumpeter-and-composer-is-dead-at-38.html}.

  • Wilson, Frank Edward, Motown songwriter and producer, d. 9/27/2012 in Duarte, CA at 71; b. 12/5/1940 in Houston, TX. New York Times online, 10/3/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/arts/music/frank-wilson-motown-songwriter-and-producer-dies-at-71.html}.

  • Wilson, Larry Jon, country singer-songwriter, d. 6/21/2010 in Roanoke, VA at 69. Tune In Music City blog, 6/21/2010 {http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2010/06/21/songwriter-larry-jon-wilson-dies-at-67/}; UPI.com, 6/22/2010 {http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2010/06/22/Songwriter-Larry-Jon-Wilson-dead-at-69/UPI-70201277256355/}.
    d. at 71; b. in Georgia. guardan.co.uk, 7/1/2010 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jul/01/larry-jon-wilson-obituary}.

  • Wimp, Kathryn "Kay Davis", classically-trained jazz soprano, d. 1/2012 in Apopka, FL at 92; b. Kathryn McDonald in Evanston, IL. Chicago Sun-Times online, 2/16/2012 {http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/10669101-418/soprano-was-one-of-last-links-to-duke-ellington.html}.

  • Woods, Belita, multigenre singer, d. 5/14/2012 in Detroit, MI at 63. Click On Detroit, 5/18/2012 {http://www.clickondetroit.com/entertainment/Former-Brainstorm-singer-Belita-Woods-dies-at-63/-/1718940/13482852/-/8bo39qz/-/index.html}.

  • Yandall, Mary, New Zealander popular singer, d. 1/30/2012 in Auckland at 62. nzherald.co.nz, 2/2/2012 {http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10782773}.

  • Yarkoni, Yaffa, Israeli singer, d. 1/1/2012 in Tel Aviv at 86; b. Yaffa Abramov 12/25/1925 in Tel Aviv. New York Times online, 1/2/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/arts/music/yaffa-yarkoni-86-who-sang-for-israeli-wartime-troops-is-dead.html}.
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  • Yauch, Adam "MCA", rapper and bassist, d. 5/4/2012 at 47. CNN.com, 5/4/2012 {http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/04/showbiz/beastie-boys-death/index.html}.
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    b. Adam Nathaniel Yauch 8/5/1964 in Brooklyn, NY. New York Times online, 5/4/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/arts/music/adam-yauch-a-founder-of-the-beastie-boys-dies-at-47.html}; STLtoday.com, 5/4/2012 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/adam-yauch-of-the-beastie-boys-is-dead-at/article_63c45ffc-9611-11e1-b728-0019bb30f31a.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 5/5/2012 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-me-adam-yauch-20120505,0,27689.story}.

  • Zabezhinsky, Samuil, violinist, d. 6/26/2012 in Minneapolis, MN at 88; b. in Velizh, Belarus. Star Tribune online, 6/30/2012 {http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/160964695.html}.

  • Zeitlin, Zvi, violinist, d. 5/2/2012 in Rochester, NY at 90; b. 2/21/1922 in Dubrovna, (now> Belarus. New York Times online, 5/4/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/arts/music/zvi-zeitlin-violinist-who-championed-modernist-composers-dies-at-90.html}; Chamber Music, v. 29 no. 4, Summer 2012.

  • Zeri, Maria, British/Greek soprano, d. 4/20/2012 in London at 83; b. 7/22/1928 in Istanbul, Turkey. Opera, v. 63 no. 10, October 2012.