Saturday, December 11, 2010

Death List 2010

As I'm away in sunnier climes for the next couple of weeks (The Maldives) it’s that time of year when The Vinyl Word says farewell to those artists in the world of music and entertainment who have passed away in the last 12 months. As ever the list is long and I apologise for any significant names I have missed. Suggestions are welcome.
Here's the list (at present): Ron Banks, Gene Barry, Barbara Brown, Solomon Burke (pictured at Porretta in 2009), Jerry Byrne, Roy Carrier, Bobby Charles, Rockie Charles, Alex Chilton (pictured playing with the Box Tops outside the New York World Trade Centre (as was) in 1999), Hank Cochran, Gary Coleman, Robert Culp, Tony Curtis, (Sir) Johnny Dankworth, Jimmy Dean, Kenny Dino, Diz Disley, Eddie Fisher, John Forsythe, Harvey Fuqua, Earl Gaines, Gentleman June Gardner, Charlie Gillett, Al Goodman, Cy Grant, Peter Graves, Mick Green, Dale Hawkins, Bobby Hebb, Lena Horne, Gregory Isaacs, Marvin Isley, General Norman Johnson, Robert ‘Squirrel’ Lester, James MacArthur, Kate McGarrigle, Malcolm McLaren, Alexander McQueen, Johnny Maestro, Mitch Miller, Sugar Minott, Willie Mitchell, Lattie Moore, Leslie Nielsen, Fess Parker, Jack Parnell, Don Partridge, Walter Payton Jr, Teddy Pendergrass, James Phelps, Dorothy Provine, Lynn Redgrave, Pernell Roberts, Crispian St Peters, Jean Simmons, Carl Smith, Little Smokey Smothers, Monty Sunshine, Lynn Taitt, Ari Up, Malcolm Vaughan, Albertina Walker, Phillip Walker, Sir Norman Wisdom, Marva Wright.

Raise your glasses to all of them , and let's hope the Grim Reaper is kind in 2011.


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