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  • Wacek, Rudy, d. Sing Out!, v. 40 no. 4, Feb.-April 1996.

  • Wachs, Judith, early music singer, d. 10/2008 in Cambridge, MA. Early Music America, v. 15 no. 1, Spring 2009.

  • Wacker, Jacob, d. International Musician v. 97 no. 6, Dec. 1998.

  • Waddell, Doreen, British soul singer, d. 3/4/2002 in Shoreham, West Sussex, England at 36. American Online, 3/4/2002 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?type=4&cat=0800&id=0203041227405224}.

  • Waddell, Harland (Pokey), d. International Musician, v. 96 no. 7, Jan. 1998.

  • Waddington, Bette H., violinist, d. 12/21/2009 in St. Louis, MO at 88; b. 1921 in San Francisco, CA. STLtoday.com, 12/31/2009 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/F6997593833A417F8625769D000E560C?OpenDocument}.

  • Wade, Larry E. d. 11/8/1996 at 67. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/12/1996.

  • Wade, Ralph, d. International Musician, v. 96 no. 7, Jan. 1998.

  • Wade, Walter W., organist and theorist, d. 1/2/2004 in Memphis, TN at 77; b. in Johnson City, TN. American Organist, v. 38 no. 7, July 2004.

  • Wadenpfuhl, Jay, hornist, composer, conductor, and teacher, d. 2010; b. 1950. Horn Call, v. 41 no. 1, October 2010.

  • Wadham, John "The Wad", Irish jazz drummer, d. 9/22/2003; b. 12/26/1936 in Croydon John. Jazz Journal International, v. 57 no. 1, January 2004.
    d. in Dublin. Cadence, v. 30 no. 2, February 2004.

  • Wadland, Peter, d. 6/30/1992 at 46; b. 5/28/1946. Gramophone, v. 70 no. 832, Sept. 1992.

  • Wadsworth, Derek, British trombonist, composer, conductor, and arranger, d. 12/3/2008 in Aynho, Northamptonshire; b. 2/5/1939 in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire. Independent online, 12/30/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/derek-wadsworth-trombonist-and-campaigner-for-musicians-rights-1216260.html}.

  • Waechter [Wächter, Wachter], Eberhard, d. at 62. Gramophone, v. 69 no. 828, May 1992.
    d. 3/29/92. Orchester, v. 40 no. 6, 1992.
    b. 7/9/1929. Opera, v. 43 no. 6, June 1992.
    Eberhard Wächter, Opera News, v. 57 no. 5, Nov. 1992.
    d. at 63. Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, 4-6/1993.

  • Wagner, Alan Cyril, television executive and radio host, d. 12/18/2007 in Manhattan at 76; b. 10/1/1931 in Manhattan. New York Times On the Web, 12/22/2007 {http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/22/arts/22wagner.html}; Opera News, v. 72 no. 9, March 2008.

  • Wagner, Albert M. d. 6/4/1994 at 54. American Organist, v. 28 no. 9, Sept. 1994.

  • Wagner, Friedelind, d. 5/8/1991; b. 1918. Opera News, v. 56 no. 2, Aug. 1991.
    d. at 73; b. 3/29/1918. Opera, v. 42 no. 7, July 1991.

  • Wagner, Gudrun, German opera festival administrator, d. 11/28/2007 in Bayreuth at 63. STLtoday.com, 11/28/2007 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_GUDRUN_WAGNER?SITE=MOSTP}.
    b. 6/15/1944 in Allenstein. Opera News, v. 72 no. 8, February 2008.
    b. Gudrun Allenstein. Opera, v. 59 no. 2, February 2008.

  • Wagner, Jean, French jazz writer, d. 8/4/1998. Jazz Magazine, no. 484, Sept. 1998.

  • Wagner, Lou, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 6, Dec. 1998.

  • Wagner, Louise Natale, d. 9/27/1992 at 74. American Organist, v. 27 no. 1, Jan. 1993.

  • Wagner, Roger, d. 9/17/1992 at 78. Choral Journal, v. 33 no. 4, Nov. 1992.
    b. 1914. Voice of Chorus America, v. 16 no. 2, Winter 1992-93.

  • Wagner, Russell William. see Russell, Bill.

  • Wagner, Sieglinde, opera singer, d. 12/31/2003 in Berlin at 82. Orchester, v. 52 no. 3, March 2004.

  • Wagner, Vincent, American music manager and organist, d. 3/1/2002 in Manhattan at 57; b. in New Market, MN. New York Times online, 3/5/2002 {http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/05/obituaries/05WAGN.html}.

  • Wagner, Virginia Fletcher, d. 7/3/1994 at 85. American Organist, v. 28 no. 11, Nov. 1994.

  • Wagner, Willard, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 5, Nov. 1998.

  • Wagner, Williard E., d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 6, Dec. 1998.

  • Wagner, Wolfgang, German opera director, producer, and festival organizer, grandson of Richard Wagner, d. 3/21/2010 at 90; b. 8/30/1919 in Bayreuth. STLtoday.com, 3/22/2010 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GERMANY_OBIT_WAGNER?SITE=MOSTP}; Los Angeles Times online, 3/23/2010 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-wolfgang-wagner23-2010mar23,0,1209684.story}.
    d. in Bayreuth; b. Wolfgang Manfred Martin Wagner. New York Times online, 3/23/2010 {http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/arts/music/23wagner.html}.

  • Wagoner, Porter, country singer, d. 10/28/2007 in Nashville, TN at 80; b. in West Plains, MO. MercuryNews.com, 10/28/2007 {http://www.mercurynews.com/celebrities/ci_7308196PUTURLHERE}; HDNews.net, 10/28/2007 {http://www.hdnews.net/Print/p0232_BC_Deaths_10_29_0581}; STLtoday.com, 10/30/2007 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/deathsobituaries/story/3CFD4CCBB831234286257384000CEC97?OpenDocument}.
    Porter Wayne Wagoner; b. 8/12/1927 near West Plains, MO. CMT.com, 10/28/2007 {http://www.cmt.com/news/articles/1572922/20071028/wagoner_porter.jhtml}; TENNESSEAN.com, 10/29/2007 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071029/ENTERTAINMENT01/71028029}; New York Times On the Web, 10/30/2007 {http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/30/arts/music/30wagoner.html}; Guardian Unlimited, 10/31/2007 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2201936,00.html}; Rolling Stone, no. 1040, 11/29/2007.
    b. in West Plains, MO. latimes.com, 10/29/2007 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-wagoner29oct29,1,5085794,full.story}; nydailynews.com, 10/29/2007 {http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2007/10/29/2007-10-29_remembering_country_music_legend_porter_.html}.
    b. in Howell County, Missouri. Reuters online, 10/30/2007 {http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN2940989020071030}.

  • Wahl, Albert W., d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 2, Aug. 1998.

  • Wahls, Judge Myron, American pianist, d. 11/24/1998 in his late 60s in Detroit, MI. Cadence, v. 25 no. 4, Apr. 1999.

  • Wahlstrohm, Theodore R., organist and choirmaster, d. 3/27/2002 in Everett, WA at 76; b. in Portland, OR. American Organist, v. 36 no. 8, August 2002.

  • Wainwright, David Henry Kenneth, British journalist and writer on keyboard instruments, d. 1998; b. 1929. Galpin Society Journal, v. 51, 1998.

  • Waison, Louis, d. International Musician, v. 96 no. 9, Mar. 1998.

  • Waisvisz, Michel, electronic musician, d. 6/18/2008 at 58. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • Wakasugi, Hiroshi, Japanese conductor and music director, d. in Tokyo at 77. Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 9/10, September/October 2009.

  • Wake, Harry Sebastian, English-American violin maker, d. 2/14/1998 at 97; b. 1900. Strad, v. 109 no. 1297, May 1998.

  • Wakeling, Dennis W. d. 1992; b. 1939. Opera Quarterly, v. 9 no. 2, Winter 1992.

  • Wakely, Johnny, American country musician, d. 12/22/2001 at 57. seattletimes.com, 12/29/2001 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/obituaries/134384462_obit29m.html}.

  • Walcha, Helmut, d. 8/11/1991 at 83; b. 1907. Diapason, v. 82 no. 10, Oct. 1991.
    d. at 84; b. 10/27/1907. Musica, v. 45 no. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1991.

  • Waldeck, Lew, d. Chamber Music, v. 21 no. 3, June 2004.

  • Walden, Bobby, singer-songwriter, d. 1/8/2013; b. 3/9/1959. Topix Columbus forum, 1/13/2013 {http://www.topix.net/forum/city/columbus-ga/TABQHCTLR8DFED3RA}.

  • Walden, Donald, jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and teacher, d. 4/6/2008 in Detroit, MI at 69; b. 7/1938 in St. Louis, MO. Freep.com, 4/9/2008 {http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008804090418}; JazzTimes.com, 4/14/2008 {http://www.jazztimes.com/columns_and_features/news/detail.cfm?article=11412}; Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008.

  • Walden, Phil, record publisher, d. 4/23/2006 in Atlanta, GA at 66. AOL.com, 4/24/2006 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/articles/_a/capricorn-records-founder-phil-walden/20060424143809990001}; Rolling Stone, no. 1000, 5/18/2006-6/1/2006.
    b. 1/11/1940 in Greenville, SC. latimes.com, 4/26/2006 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-walden25apr25,1,1222535.story}; washingtonpost.com, 4/26/2006 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/25/AR2006042502020.html}.

  • Waldman, Frederic, d. 12/1/1995 at 92. American Record Guide, v. 59 no. 2, March-April 1996.
    Austrian-American conductor and teacher, d. 12/5/1995; b. 4/17/1903. Opera News, v. 60 no. 15, 4/13/1996.

  • Waldman, Maurice, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 7, Jan. 1999.

  • Waldron, Mal, jazz pianist, d. 12/2/2002 in Brussels, Belgium at 77; b. 1925 in New York City. AOL.com, 12/3/2002 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?type=4&cat=0806&id=021203122528445385}; Boston Globe Online, 12/4/2002 {http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/338/obituaries/Mal_Waldron_77_jazz_pianist+.shtml}.
    also composer. latimes.com, 12/4/2002 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-waldron4dec04,0,170339.story}; New York Times online, 12/6/2002 {http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/06/obituaries/06WALD.html}.
    d. at 76. Cadence, v. 29 no. 1, January 2003; Orchester, v. 51 no. 2, February 2003.
    b. Malcolm Earl Waldron 8/16/1926. Jazz Journal International, v. 56 no. 2, February 2003; Down Beat, v. 70 no. 3, March 2003.

  • Waldrop, Gideon, composer and administrator. d. 5/24/2000 at 80 in New York. The American Organist, v. 34 no. 8, Aug. 2000.
    Gideon Waldrop, d. 5/19/2000 at 80. American Record Guide, Sept/Oct 2000.

  • Waldschmidt, Carl L., d. 10/5/1995 at 78. Chicago Tribune, 10/8/1995.

  • Walker, Albertina, gospel singer, d. 10/8/2010 in Chicago, IL at 81; b. 8/29/1929 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 10/8/2010 {http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/arts/music/09walker.html}; AOL Music Blog, 10/8/2010 {http://music.aol.com/blog/2010/10/08/albertina-walker-dies}; Washington Post online, 10/8/2010 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/08/AR2010100806640.html}; Los Angeles Times online, 10/8/2010 {http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/sc-ent-1009-albertina-walker-20101008,0,2703078.story}.

  • Walker, Bettie, manager and wife of Billy Walker, d. 5/21/2006 in Alabama at 61. AOL.com, 5/22/2006 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/articles/_a/grand-ole-opry-legend-billy-walker-dies/20060522070209990001}; Boston.com, 5/22/2006 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/05/22/billy_walker_77_grand_ole_opry_star/}; latimes.com, 5/22/2006 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings22.2may22,1,1851403.story}; New York Times On the Web, 5/28/2006 {http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/nyregion/28walker.html}.

  • Walker, Billy, country singer, d. 5/21/2006 in Alabama at 77; b. in Ralls, TX. AOL.com, 5/22/2006 {http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/articles/_a/grand-ole-opry-legend-billy-walker-dies/20060522070209990001}; Boston.com, 5/22/2006 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/05/22/billy_walker_77_grand_ole_opry_star/}; latimes.com, 5/22/2006 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings22.2may22,1,1851403.story}; New York Times On the Web, 5/28/2006 {http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/nyregion/28walker.html}.

  • Walker, Charles Norman, theatrical designer and organ enthusiast, d. 10/8/2007 in Griffin, GA at 66. Tracker, v. 52 no. 1, Winter 2008.

  • Walker, Charlie, country d.j., honky-tonk performer, and Grand Ole Opry member, d. 9/12/2008 in Hendersonville, TN at 81; b. in Copeville, TX. USATODAY.com, 9/12/2008 {http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2008-09-12-charlie-walker-obit_N.htm}.

  • Walker, Cindy, country songwriter, d. 3/23/2006 in Mexia, TX at 87; b. 7/20/1918 near Mart, TX. New York Times On the Web, 3/28/2006 {http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/28/arts/music/28walker.1.html}; latimes.com, 3/29/2006 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-walker29mar29,1,5540883.story}; Boston.com, 3/31/2006 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/03/31/cindy_walker_known_as_dean_of_texas_songwriters_at_87/}; Rolling Stone, no. 998, 4/20/2006; Sing Out!, v. 50 no. 2, Summer 2006; Journal of Country Music, v. 25 no. 1.

  • Walker, David S. d. 12/7/1994 at 63. American Organist, v. 29 no. 4, April 1995.

  • Walker, Eric. see Celestial, Samurai.

  • Walker, Glen, jazz trombonist and pianist, d. 3/6/2004 in Oklahoma City, OK at 59. Cadence, v. 30 no. 5, May 2004.

  • Walker, Hugh, jazz drummer, d. 1/15/2008 in Oklahoma City, OK at 65. Cadence, v. 34 no. 4/5/6, April/May/June 2008.

  • Walker, James (Fuzzy), American musician, d. 6/3/2000 at 56. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/5/2000.

  • Walker, Janet Hayes, American organist-choirmaster and director of revivals of musicals, d. 2/20/1997 at 71 in New York City. American Organist, v. 31 no. 5, May 1997.

  • Walker, Jeanne, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 7, Jan. 1999.

  • Walker, Jewel (Sweetie Mitchell), d. International Musician, v. 96 no. 12, June 1998.

  • Walker, Jimmy, American pianist, d. ca. 11/1/1997 at 92 in Chicago, IL. Cadence, v. 24 no. 1, Jan. 1998.
    d. 10/16/1997. Down Beat, v. 65 no. 2, Feb. 1998.

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

  • Walker, Junior, d. 11/23/1995 at 64; b. Autry DeWalt, Jr., 1931. Rolling Stone, no. 726, 1/25/1996.
    d. 12/7/1995. Jazz Magazine, no. 455, Jan. 1996.
    b. Autry DeWalt II, 1942. Jazz Journal International, v. 49 no. 3, March 1996.
    d. at 53. MLA Notes, v. 52 no. 4, June 1996 from New York Times, 11/24/1995.

  • Walker, Laverne, American drummer and vocalist, d. 2/13/1999 at 57 in Bellingham, WA. Cadence, v. 25 no. 4, Apr. 1999.

  • Walker, Luise, Austrian guitarist and teacher, d. 1/30/1998; b. 1910. Classical Guitar, v. 16 no. 7, Mar. 1998.
    Louise Walker, d. at 88. Soundboard, v. 24 no. 4, Spr. 1998.

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

  • Walker, Melvin C., gospel d.j., d. 6/28/2007 in Mineola, NY at 70. Newsday.com, 7/5/2007 {http://www.newsday.com/news/obituaries/ny-liwalk045281674jul05,0,7683879.story}.

  • Walker, Phillip, blues singer and guitarist, d. 7/22/2010 at 73; b. 2/11/1937 in Welsh, LA. guardian.co.uk, 8/10/2010 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/10/phillip-walker-obituary}.

  • Walker, Shirley, film and television composer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor, d. 11/30/2006 at 61. Music from the Movies, 11/30/2006 {http://www.musicfromthemovies.com/article.asp?ID=790}.
    d. in Reno, NV; b. 1945 in Napa, CA. latimes.com, 12/26/2006 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-walker26dec26,0,7920812.story}.

  • Walker, Thomas, American musicologist and teacher, d. 10/22/1995 at 58; b. 11/5/1936. AMS Newsletter, v. 26 no. 1, Feb. 1996.
    d. 10/21/1995. Early Music, v. 24 no. 3, Aug. 1996.

  • Walker, Tom, jazz guitarist, d. 7/20/2007 in Tucson, AZ at 58. Cadence, v. 33 no. 9, September 2007.

  • Walker, William "Bill", baritone, d. 4/10/2010 in Fort Worth, TX at 78. Chron.com, 4/13/2010 {http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6956487.html}.

  • Wall, David, British ballet dancer, d. 6/18/2013 in London at 67; b. 3/16/1946 in London. New York Times online, 6/20/2013 {http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/arts/dance/david-wall-a-prince-among-dancers-is-dead-at-67.html}.

  • Wall, Reuben, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 9, Mar. 1999.

  • Wallace, Adie, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 6, Dec. 1998.

  • Wallace, Calvin (Cal). d. 4/1990. Bluesletter, no. 10, May-June 1990.

  • Wallace, Christopher (Smalls, Biggie) (Notorious B.I.G.), American rapper, d. 3/9/1997 at 24 in Los Angeles, CA. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/16/1997.
    b. 1973. Rolling Stone, no. 758, 4/17/1997.
    b. 1972. Spin, v. 13 no. 2, May 1997.

  • Wallace, George, actor and singer, d. 7/22/2005 in Los Angeles, CA at 88; b. 1917 in New York City. AOL.com, 7/27/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/movies/article.adp?id=20050727094909990019}.

  • 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}.

  • Wallace, Ian, session drummer, d. 2/22/2007 in Los Angeles, CA at 60. Tennessean.com, 2/24/2007 {http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070224/ENTERTAINMENT01/702240334/1005/RSS04}; Cadence, v. 33 no. 4, April 2007.
    b. in Bury, England. STLtoday.com, 2/27/2007 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_WALLACE?SITE=MOSTP}; philly.com, 2/28/2007 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/16798059.htm}.
    also songwriter, producer, and engineer; b. 9/29/1946. Independent Online Edition, 2/28/2007 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article2311341.ece}.

  • Wallace, Ian Bryce, British bass baritone, actor, writer, cabaret artist, and broadcaster, d. 10/12/2009 in London; b. 7/10/1919 in London. Independent online, 10/15/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ian-wallace-bass-baritone-celebrated-for-his-buffo-roles-ndash-and-for-his-rendition-of-the-hippopotamus-song-1802618.html}; Opernwelt, v. 50 no. 12, December 2009; Opera, v. 61 no. 4, April 2010.

  • Wallace, Jerry, country singer, d. 5/5/2008 in Victorville, CA at 79. washingtonpost.com, 5/9/2008 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/09/AR2008050902880.html}.
    b. 12/15/1928 in Kansas City, MO. New York Times online, 5/10/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/10/arts/music/10wallace.html}.
    a.k.a. Mr Smooth; b. in Guilford, MO. Independent online, 6/16/2008 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/jerry-wallace-mr-smooth-of-countrypop-847908.html}.

  • Wallace, Joseph H., jazz bassist, d. 9/2/2005 in Lawrenceville, PA at 93. Cadence, v. 31 no. 10, October 2005.

  • Wallace, Robert, American pianist, vocal coach and conductor, d. 9/8/1995. Opera News, v. 60 no. 15, 4/13/1996.

  • Wallace, Roy, British recording engineer, d. 8/18/2007 in London; b. 7/7/1927 in London. Independent Online Edition, 10/13/2007 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article3055846.ece}.

  • Wallbank, Raymond, British organist, composer, and arranger, d. 2/16/2010 in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire; b. 8/8/1932 in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. Independent online, 3/29/2010 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/raymond-wallbank-blackpool-organist-known-as-the-prince-of-north-pier-1930017.html}.

  • Wallberg, Heinz, conductor, d. 9/2004 at 81; b. 1923 in Hamm, Westfalen, Germany. Opernwelt, v. 45 no. 11, November 2004.

  • Wallenborn, Robert, American pianist and music educator, d. 1995; b. 1906. Washington University Music Department notice, April 1996.
    d. 9/30/1995 at 89; b. 4/27/1906. Munich newspaper clipping sent by Barton Weber, W.U. alumnus, 9/15/1996.
    d. 10/1/1995. Family notice forwarded by Barton Weber, 9/15/1996.

  • Waller, Charlie, bluegrass singer and guitarist, d. 8/18/2004 in Gordonsville, VA at 69; b. in Joinerville, TX. latimes.com, 8/23/2004 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-waller23aug23,1,6793097.story}; Boston.com, 8/22/2004 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/08/22/charlie_waller_helped_open_bluegrass_to_new_generation/}; washingtonpost.com, 8/21/2004 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20405-2004Aug20.html}; New York Times online, 8/24/2004 {http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/24/arts/music/24waller.html}; seattletimes.com, 8/29/2004 {http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002019209_wallerobit29.html}.
    b. 1/19/1935. Sing Out! v. 48 no. 4, Winter 2005.

  • Waller, Gordon, pop singer, d. 7/17/2009 in Norwich, CT at 64; b. in Braemar, Scotland. STLtoday.com, 7/20/2009 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_GORDON_WALLER?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 7/20/2009 {http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/07/20/arts/AP-Obit-Gordon-Waller.html}.
    b. 6/4/1945. Los Angeles Times online, 7/21/2009 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gordon-waller21-2009jul21,0,4904989.story}; Rolling Stone, no. 1085, 8/20/2009.

  • Waller, Mickey, jazz drummer, d. 4/29/2008 in England at 66. Cadence, v. 34 no. 7/8/9, July/August/September 2008; Rolling Stone, no 1068/1069, 12/25/2008-1/8/2009.

  • Waller, Robert E., organist, teacher, singer, recording engineer, d. 1/25/2005 in Hoosick, NY at 83; b. in Yonkers, NY. Tracker, v. 49 no. 2, Spring 2005.

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    American jazz drummer and jazz-rock group founder, d. in the San Francisco area. Beat, v. 14 no. 1, Jan. 1998.

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    d. in El Segundo, CA at 53; b. Mary Vesta Williams 12/1/1957 in Coshocton, OH. STLtoday.com, 9/23/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_e41ce51f-e2b8-5db9-a57f-5fdf0eb216ab.html}.

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    Richard William Wright; b. 7/28/1943. guardian.co.uk, 9/16/2008 {http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/sep/16/pinkfloyd.popandrock1}.
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