1. Chuck La Vallee, Former William Morris Agent and StubHub Executive, Dies at 56

    March 25, 2019 5:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Longtime music industry professional Chuck La Vallee died Friday after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 56. La Vallee had worked as a manager, major agent and most recently was the head of music partnerships at StubHub, a company he joined in ...

  2. Scott Walker, Enigmatic Singer With the Walker Brothers, Dies at 76

    March 25, 2019 5:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer and songwriter Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” "Love Her," and "My Ship Is Comin' In," died Monday (March 25) at the age of 76.   The record ...

  3. Former Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Bernie Tormé Dies at 66

    March 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hard rock guitarist Bernie Tormé, best known for his short stint in Ozzy Osbourne 's band in the early 1980s, died on Sunday (March 17) at age 66. The Irish guitarist's official website confirmed the news of his passing  and his family iss ...

  4. Chauncey 'Chick' Crumpacker, Producer & Exec Who Brought Elvis Presley to RCA Victor, Dies at 91

    March 15, 2019 7:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chauncey "Chick" Crumpacker , a three-time grammy-nominated producer and executive for RCA Victor who brought Elvis Presley to the label, died on Tuesday. He was 91.  Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Crumpacker's career in music ...

  5. 'Thrasher' Editor Jake Phelps Dies at 56

    March 15, 2019 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Phelps, 56, was known for his iconic 'skate or die' philosophy. Jake Phelps, the longtime editor of skateboarding magazine Thrasher and a beloved legend in the skating world, has died at age 56. His death was confirmed on Instagram by the ...

  6. Zach Horowitz Remembers Sid Sheinberg as a 'Towering Presence' Whose Word Was His Bond

    March 13, 2019 8:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The former Universal Music Group exec recalls working with Sheinberg, who died March 7 at age 84, for more than a decade. Sid Sheinberg , the entertainment industry titan, died on March 7 at age 84. The obituaries focus on his nearly four decades wo ...

  7. Eddie Lambert, Veteran Music Executive, Dies at 76

    March 13, 2019 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 He worked with his brother, songwriter-producer Dennis Lambert, and with The Righteous Brothers, Hall & Oates, Bruce Hornsby and The Four Tops. Eddie Lambert, a music executive who worked at companies including ABC/Dunhill, Motown and EMI-Capito ...

  8. Vera Bila, Czech Roma Singer, Dies at 64

    March 13, 2019 4:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Czech singer Vera Bila, dubbed the Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music or the Queen of Romany, has died. She was 64. The Romea.cz server that writes about Roma issues says she died Tuesday morning of a heart attack in a hospital in Plzen. A member of her ...

  9. John Kilzer, Memphis Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 62

    March 13, 2019 12:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Kilzer , a singer and songwriter from Tennessee whose music career spanned 30 years and who became a pastor after undergoing drug recovery, has died. He was 62. Kilzer’s death was disclosed Tuesday by St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memph ...

  10. Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer, Dies at 90

    March 11, 2019 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music’s most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes’ “ ...

  11. Canadian Jazz Great and 'Musical Force' Ed Bickert Remembered By His Son

    March 09, 2019 11:46 AM EST 0 0 0 When news of Ed Bickert’s passing started circulating on social media last weekend with an unattributed photo of the short death notice, there was an outpouring of condolences about the legendary jazz guitarist named to the Order of Canada, the coun ...

  12. Prodigy Singer Keith Flint Dies at 49

    March 04, 2019 7:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Flint, singer and founder member of British dance band The Prodigy , has died at the age of 49.   The musician – famous for his sneering punk-style vocals, facial piercings and fluorescent spiked hair -- was found dead at his home in Dunmow, E ...

  13. Composer Stan Applebaum Dies at 96

    February 28, 2019 2:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Stan Applebaum, a prolific composer, arranger and conductor whose half-century-long career in music included orchestration for hits by artists such as Ben E. King , Bobby Vinton and Connie Francis , died in New York on Feb. 23 at age 96; Applebaum&# ...

  14. Andre Previn, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 89

    February 28, 2019 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 André Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop ‘n’ blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Thursday (Feb. 28). He was 89. ...

  15. Comedian Brody Stevens Dead at 48 of Suicide

    February 22, 2019 6:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Brody Stevens has died of an apparent suicide by hanging. He was 48. The news was first reported by The Blast and then confirmed by Billboard . According to  The Blast , the comedian was found just before 1 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22). He has been open ...

  16. T.I.'s Sister Precious Harris Dies at 66

    February 22, 2019 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Following a serious car accident last week (Feb. 13), Precious Harris has died, according to TMZ . Sources tell the website that T.I. 's sister had been unresponsive and on life support in the ICU of an Atlanta hospital since the accident. Prec ...

  17. Grammy-Nominated Transgender Soul Singer Jackie Shane Dies at 78

    February 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Soul singer Jackie Shane has died, according to her label Numero Group. The transgender pioneer was just nominated for best historical album for her box set Any Other Way at the 2019 Grammys. The singer died in her sleep earlier this week. She was 7 ...

  18. Fred Foster, Legendary Producer of Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton, Dies at 87

    February 21, 2019 6:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Fred Foster, longtime producer and Country Music Hall of Fame member, died in his sleep Feb. 20 following a short illness. He was 87. The North Carolina native founded Monument Records in 1958 and was at the helm of many iconic country records, incl ...

  19. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Dominick Argento Dies at 91

    February 21, 2019 6:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento, who wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Casanova, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James and Virginia Woolf, had died. He was 91. Argento di ...

  20. 'Hey There Lonely Girl' Lyricist Earl Shuman Dies at 95

    February 21, 2019 3:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Earl Shuman , whose lyrics can be heard on dozens of songs recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Jones, among others, and who nearly topped the Hot 100 in 1970 with the lush track "Hey There Lonely Girl," died ...

  21. Monkees Bassist Peter Tork Dies at 77

    February 21, 2019 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Peter Tork, the lovable, mop-topped former bassist/guitarist and singer in The Monkees , died on Thursday (Feb. 21) at age 77. The news was confirmed by Tork's official Facebook page, which paid homage to the actor/singer who made his name as a ...

  22. Joe Hardy, Producer and Engineer For ZZ Top, Steve Earle & More, Dies at 66

    February 12, 2019 11:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Producer, engineer and musician Joe Hardy , who worked on many ZZ Top albums from 1985’s After Burner to playing bass on guitarist Billy Gibbon’s 2018 release The Big Bad Blues , died at home Tuesday (Feb. 12) after a brief illness. He was 66.  The ...

  23. Izzy Young, Organizer of Bob Dylan's First Big Concert, Dies at 90

    February 07, 2019 1:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Izzy Young, a businessman, political activist and founding patron of the Greenwich Village folk music scene who organized Bob Dylan’ s first major New York concert and devoted decades to supporting other musicians, has died at age 90. Young’s daught ...

  24. Roy Imber, Owner of Record World Music Retail Chain, Dies at 87

    February 06, 2019 8:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Roy Imber , the owner of the Record World music retail chain, died on Monday. He was 87.    Imber founded Record World in 1959 and built an East Coast music retail empire with about 100 stores from Florida up into New England. That also included run ...

  25. George Klein, Elvis Presley's Friend and Radio Personality, Dies at 83

    February 06, 2019 4:29 AM EST 0 0 0 George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83. Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associa ...

  26. Gorilla Biscuits Guitarist Alex Brown Dies at 52

    February 04, 2019 10:07 AM EST 0 0 0 Alex Brown, a former guitarist in New York hardcore punk band Gorilla Biscuits , has died at age 52. The news was revealed by the band's singer, Anthony Civarelli, who reported that Brown died of natural causes following a basal ganglia stroke. ...

  27. Country Music Hall of Fame Guitarist Harold Bradley Dies at 93

    January 31, 2019 5:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on hundreds of hit country records including "Crazy," ''King of the Road" and "Crying" and helped create "The Nashville Sound" with his brot ...

  28. You Were Probably a James Ingram Fan, Even If You Didn't Know Who James Ingram Was

    January 30, 2019 1:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Last September, artists and musicians of note across genres and decades gathered in L.A.’s Microsoft Theater to pay tribute to Quincy Jones for his 85th birthday TV special. I was chatting with a show producer during dress rehearsal, when the house ...

  29. James Ingram, Grammy-Winning & Chart-Topping R&B Singer, Dies at 66

    January 29, 2019 3:09 PM EST 0 0 0 R&B singer James Ingram , who collected two Grammy Awards and a pair of No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits over his decades-long career, has died at age 66. The news was shared via Twitter by Ingram's friend and creative partner Debbie Allen on T ...

  30. Dominican Bachata Singer Yoskar Sarante Dies at 48

    January 29, 2019 11:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Romeo Santos, Don Omar & more artists have taken to social media to mourn Sarante. Dominican singer Yoskar Sarante died Monday in Orlando, Fla., due to a lung problem. He was 48. The news was confirmed by J&N Records President Juan Hidalgo a ...

  31. Rigor Mortis and Warbeast Singer Bruce Corbitt Dies of Cancer

    January 28, 2019 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Corbitt's life was certainly more metal than most. The singer for thrash metal acts Rigor Mortis and Warbeast was stabbed at one of his own shows, watched a bandmate die onstage, and later survived a heart attack. But on January 25th, Cor ...

  32. Micky Dolenz Pays Homage to 'Monkees' Director James Frawley

    January 24, 2019 12:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Frawley passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 22). The Monkees drummer/singer Micky Dolenz has paid loving tribute to James Frawley, the prolific director of The Monkees series and The Muppet Movie , and many other projects over a long career behind the came ...

  33. Zimbabwe & World Music Star Oliver Mtukudzi Dies at 66

    January 23, 2019 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 One of Zimbabwe and Africa’s most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi , died on Wednesday at age 66 after decades of rollicking, captivating performances won him devoted fans worldwide. “It is difficult to accept, I have no words,” said musician and p ...

  34. Reggie Young, Session Guitarist for Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings and Highwaymen, Dies at 82

    January 20, 2019 11:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist Reggie Young , a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley , Willie Nelson , Waylon Jennings , and many more, has died. He was 82. Friend and fellow Nashville Cats session musi ...

  35. Germs Bassist Lorna Doom Dies

    January 16, 2019 10:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Lorna Doom, bassist for seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs, has died. The news was confirmed on Facebook by onetime Germs drummer Don Bolles. The musician, born Teresa Ryan, joined singer Darby Crash and guitarist Pat Smear in the Germs in 1977 ...

  36. Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies at 97

    January 15, 2019 7:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly  on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing ...

  37. German Opera Singer Theo Adam Dies at 92

    January 14, 2019 4:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92. German news agency dpa quoted Adam’s family Friday confirming that the bass-baritone died Thursday at a care home in his hometown of Dresden. Adam made his debut at ...

  38. Ray Sawyer, Vocalist With Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, Dies at 81

    January 02, 2019 10:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist and vocalist Ray Sawyer of the rock band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show has died at the age of 81.    Wearing a black eyepatch, Sawyer was the face of the band as they produced several hits in the 1970s.   His agent, Mark Lyman, said Saw ...

  39. Pegi Young, Musician & Former Wife of Neil Young, Dies at 66

    January 02, 2019 8:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Pegi Young was not a music artist by design. She was a lifelong fan and started writing songs when she was in high school. Singing backup for then-husband Neil Young seemed somewhat casual, and her primary focus was the Bridge School, which she and ...

  40. Daryl Dragon, Captain of the Captain and Tennille, Dies at 76

    January 02, 2019 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Daryl Dragon, the musician best known as the Captain from the group the Captain and Tennille , died due to renal failure on Wednesday. He was 76. "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in ...

  41. Anca Pop, Romanian-Canadian Singer Dies at 34

    December 18, 2018 2:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter died after her car plunged into the Danube River on Monday (Dec. 17). Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube River. She was 34. Emergency authorities identified her body afte ...

  42. Penny Marshall, 'Laverne & Shirley' Star Turned Director, Dies at 75

    December 18, 2018 2:11 PM EST 0 0 0 She starred for eight seasons on the ABC ratings hit, created by her late brother Garry Marshall, and directed such films as "Big," "A League of Their Own" and "Awakenings." Penny Marshall, the nasally and good-natured ...

  43. Celebrity Hairstylist Oribe Canales Dies at 62

    December 17, 2018 1:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Canales was mourned by Miley Cyrus, Evan Ross and Emily Ratajkowski. Oribe Canales, one of the most beloved hairstylists in Hollywood, was mourned on Monday (Dec. 17) after he died at age 62, as a company spokeswoman confirmed to WWD . No additional ...

  44. Joe Osborn, Wrecking Crew Bassist, Dies at 81

    December 17, 2018 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Osborn played on dozens of classics by Simon & Garfunkel, Carpenters and Bob Dylan. Joe Osborn, the legendary bass player for the studio supergroup known as the "Wrecking Crew," has died at age 81. The director of a 2008 documentary ab ...

  45. Pete Shelley's Compact Revolution: Sasha Frere-Jones on the Buzzcocks Frontman

    December 14, 2018 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Punk liberated Pete Shelley before most people knew they needed either punk or liberation. In June 1976, he and his friend Howard Devoto arranged the legendary Sex Pistols show in Manchester, England, that Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis saw. But S ...

  46. Nancy Wilson, Influential Grammy-Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

    December 14, 2018 2:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Nancy Wilson , the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. She was 81.   Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illn ...

  47. J. Lyman Potts, Pioneer in Canadian Broadcasting, Dies at 102

    December 11, 2018 6:33 PM EST 0 0 0 His Canadian Talent Library Trust paved the way for the country's domestic recording industry. J. Lyman Potts , a pioneer in Canadian broadcasting whose Canadian Talent Library Trust paved the way for the domestic recording industry and later m ...

  48. Floyd Parton, Dolly Parton's Brother and Songwriter, Dies at 61

    December 11, 2018 10:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Country songwriter Floyd Estel Parton -- younger brother of icon Dolly Parton -- has died at age 61. Parton's death was confirmed by an obituary posted on the Atchley Funeral Home in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., which noted that Parton died on Dec. 6, ...

  49. Buzzcocks Frontman Pete Shelley Dies at 63

    December 06, 2018 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Pete Shelley, the lead singer of the English punk rock band Buzzcocks, has died, as BBC reports via the band's management. Shelley reportedly died at age 63 of a suspected heart attack in Estonia, where he was living at the time. The Buzzcocks ...

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