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  • Quadri, Argeo, Italian conductor, d. 4/14/2004 in Milan; b. 3/23/1911 in Como, Italy. Opera News, v. 69 no. 1, July 2004.
    Arego Quadri, b. 2/23/1911. Opera, v. 55 no. 11, November 2004.

  • Quaglieri, Al, jazz trumpeter and pianist, d. 4/29/2007 at 80. Cadence, v. 33 no. 7, July 2007.

  • Quaife, Pete, British rock bassist, d. 6/24/2010? at 66. Rolling Stone online, 6/24/2010 {http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/121429}. Pete (Peter Alexander Greenlaw) Quaife, d. 6/23/2010 in Herlev, Denmark at 66. Marquee Blog, 6/25/2010 {http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/25/kinks-bassist-pete-quaife-dead-at-66/}; BBC News online, 6/25/2010 {http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10415297.stm}; Spinner online, 6/25/2010 {http://www.spinner.com/2010/06/25/kinks-pete-quaife-dies/}.
    b. 12/31/1943. New York Times online, 6/25/2010 {http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/arts/music/26quaife.html}.
    d. 6/24/2010; b. in Tavistock, Devon. Telegraph.co.uk, 6/25/2010 {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/7854791/Pete-Quaife.html}.

  • Quaranta, Felice, d. 4/24/1992 at 81; b. 5/14/1910. Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, v. 27 no. 2, April-June 1993.

  • Quarrington, Paul, Canadian writer and musician, d. 1/21/2010 at 56; b. in Toronto, Ontario. Spinner, 1/21/2010 {http://www.spinner.com/2010/01/21/canadian-musician-author-paul-quarrington-dead-at-56/}.
    guitarist and songwriter, d. in Toronto, Ontario. CBC News online, 1/21/2010 {http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/01/21/paul-quarrington-obit.html}.
    d. in Toronto, Ontario. exclaim.ca, 1/21/2010 {http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=115&csid2=844&fid1=43817}.
    also multi-instrumentalist and singer. Globe and Mail online, 1/21/2010 {http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/writer-paul-quarrington-dies-of-cancer/article1438818/}.

  • Quarterman, William Ruddell, Jr., organist, d. 5/7/2005 in Charleston, SC at 76; b. 5/3/1929 in Savannah, GA. American Organist, v. 39 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Quay, Nellilewis Winger, secretary and singer, d. 5/30/2009 in Mongtomery Village, MD at 95; b. in Chicago, IL. washingtonpost.com, 6/16/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/15/AR2009061502951_5.html}.

  • Quaye, Augustus Kwamlah. see Kaye, Cab.

  • Quayle, Leo, South African conductor, d. 5/19/2005 in Durban at 86; b. 12/11/1918 in Pretoria. Opera, v. 56 no. 11, November 2005.

  • Queen, Mary Jane, folk banjoist and singer, d. 6/29/2007 in Sylva, NC at 93; b. in Jackson County, NC. CITIZEN-TIMES.com, 7/6/2007 {http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770705135}.

  • Queen, Morris Chester, American organist and choral conductor, d. 8/3/2003; b. 9/30/1921. Diapason, v. 94 no. 11, November 2003.
    d. in Randallstown, MD at 81. American Organist, v. 37 no. 12, Dec. 2003.

  • Queener, Charlie, d. ca. 7/1997 at 74. Cadence, v. 23 no. 10, Oct. 1997.

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

  • Quennet, Arnold, German conductor, d. at 93. Orchester, v. 47 no. 1, 1999.

  • Querol Gavaldá, Miguel, musicologist, d. 8/26/2002 in Vinaroz at 90; b. 4/22/1912 in Ulldecona, Tarragona. Revista Musical Chilena, v. 58 no. 199, January/June 2003.

  • Quesenberry, Jake, bluegrass musician, d. 7/3/2007 in Palo Alto, CA at 77; b. in Pikeville, KY. GilroyDispatch.com, 7/7/2007 {http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=219074}.

  • Questel, Mae, voice of Betty Boop, d. 1/4/1998 at 89. Rolling Stone, no. 802-803, 12/24/1998-1/7/1999.

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

  • Quigley, Jack, composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist, d. 12/14/2008 in Burbank, CA at 79; b. in Taunton, MA. Variety online, 12/30/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997836.html}; Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Quigley, Thomas Joseph, former president of the National Symphony Orchestra Association, d. 7/1/2007 in Potomac, MD at 83; b. in Mount Carmel, PA. washingtonpost.com, 7/5/2007 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/04/AR2007070401582.html}.

  • Quilico, Louis, Canadian opera singer, "Mr. Rigoletto", d. 7/15/2000 in Toronto; b. 1/14/1925 in Montreal. Opera News, October 2000.
    Louis Quilico, d. 7/15/2000 at 75. American Record Guide, Sept/Oct 2000.
    Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone, d. 7/15/2000 at 75 in Montreal; b. 1/14/1925 in Montreal. Opera, November 2000.

  • Quilley, Denis, actor and singer, d. 10/5/2003 in London at 75. New York Times online, 10/7/2003 {http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/07/obituaries/07QUIL.html}.

  • Quillian, Thelma Bennack, d. 2/14/1994 at 96; b. 12/15/1897. Piano Guild Notes, v. 44 no. 2, Sept.-Oct. 1994.

  • Quince, Rory, jazz drummer, d. 2005? near Passaic, NJ at 21. Cadence, v. 31 no. 9, September 2005.

  • Quine, Robert, punk guitarist, d. 5/31/2004? in Manhattan at 61; b. in Akron, OH. New York Times online, 6/8/2004 {http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/08/arts/music/08QUIN.html}; CNN.com, 6/8/2004 {http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/08/music.quine.reut/index.html}.
    b. 12/30/1942. Rolling Stone, no. 952/953, 7/8-22/2004; Spin, v. 20 no. 8, August 2004.

  • Quinn, Arthur P., jazz pianist and music teacher, d. 7/30/2006 in Park Ridge, IL at 80; b. 10/31/1925. suntimes.com, 8/5/2006 {http://www.chicagoredstreak.com/output/obituaries/cst-nws-xquinn05%20.html}.

  • Quinn, Chris "The Mighty", rock d.j., d. 9/27/2008 in Cleveland?, OH at 59; b. Christopher J. Quinn in Youngstown, OH. cleveland.com, 9/29/2008 {http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2008/09/christopher_j_quinn.html}.

  • Quinn, Helen, self-appointed organizer of the standing-room lines at the Met, d. 8/2/2000 in New York City; b. 4/15/1924 in New Jersey. Opera News, November 2000.

  • Quinto, Pancho, Cuban percussionist, d. 2/11/2005; b. Francisco Mora. Beat, v. 24 no. 2, 2005.

  • Qureshi, Alla Rakha, d. Chamber Music, v. 17 no. 3, June 2000.