Monday, December 15, 2008

Death List 2008

It's the time of year when the Vinyl Word raises a glass to those musicians and others who have passed away in the last 12 months. 2008's death list (so far) includes the following:
Fernest Arceneaux, Eddy Arnold, Neil Aspinall, Nappy Brown, Sunny von Bulow, Chuck Carbo, Cyd Charisse, Bill Coday. Hazel Court (pictured), Bo Diddley, Alton Ellis, Joe Gibbs, Phil Guy, Russ Hamilton, Isaac Hayes, Jeff Healey, Charlton Heston, Sir Edmund Hilary, Pervis Jackson, Van Johnson, Senator Jones, Miles Kington, Heath Ledger, Byron Lee, Larry Levine, Humphrey Lyttelton, Miriam Makeba. Nathaniel Mayer, Jimmy McGriff, Buddy Miles, Mitch Mitchell, Johnny Moore, Rudy Ray Moore, Barry Morse, Earl Nelson. Paul Newman, Odetta, Bettie Page, Earl Palmer, Jerry Reed, Lula Reed (pictured), Jody Reynolds, Lita Roza, Paul Schofield, Roy Schneider, Roy Shirley, Norman 'Hurricane' Smith. Mike Smith, Jo Stafford, Levi Stubbs, Bobby Lee Trammell, Vampira, Reg Varney, Dee Dee Warwick, Jerry Wexler, Richard Widmark, Al Wilson and Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie.

Apologies to those I've missed and any significant additions to the list would be welcomed.


At 9:12 pm , Blogger Dave C said...

After referring to my Juke Blues and ITB mags, I have eventually come up with three 'signifcant' omissions. These are the lead singer of the Dixie Hummingbirds, Ira Tucker, and songwriters Clyde Otis and Norman Whitfield. Otherwise I am amazed how complete your list is. As you say the year has not ended, so sadly there may be more to mourn.


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