Zoran Madzirov was born on January 14, 1968, and died on May 9, 2017. He was a Macedonian percussionist, composer and the inventor of the Bottlephone. He performed with and was honored by stars such as Sting, Tito Puente, Tina Turner, Harry Belafonte, Scorpions, Tommy Emmanuel and others. He had founded the group Les Barons ..
Daniele Piombi was born on July 14, 1933, in San Pietro in Casale and died on May 18, 2017. He was a television and radio presenter and television writer. Throughout his career Piombi has hosted several musical events, including three editions of the Sanremo Music Festival, three editions of Cantagiro, one edition of Un disco ..
Brad Alan Grey was born on December 29, 1957, in the Bronx, New York and died on May 14, 2017. He was an American television and film producer. Grey co-founded the Brillstein-Grey Entertainment agency, and after that, he became the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a position he held from 2005 until 2017. He ..
Mark Colvin was born on March 13, 1952, and died on May 11, 2017. He was an Australian journalist and broadcaster. Colvin was based in Sydney, he was the presenter of PM—one of the flagship Australian radio current affairs programs on the ABC Radio network—from 1997 to 2017. He married Michele McKenzie in 1987. He ..
Roberto Concina was born on November 3, 1969, in Fleurier, Switzerland and died on May 9, 2017. He was better known by his stage name Robert Miles. He was an Swiss-Italian record producer, composer, musician and DJ. His parents were Antonietta Lauro and Albino Concina. He became a very good playing on the piano during ..
Christopher “Big Black” Boykin was born on January 13, 1972, and died on May 9, 2017. He was an American entertainer and musician. Boykin was mostly known for his role on MTV’s Rob & Big, which followed him and his co-star, skateboarder Rob Dyrdek. During a skit for DC Shoes, Dyrdek hired ex-navy officer Boykin ..
Mark Barnes was born in 1970 and died on January 1, 2016. Known professionally as Mark B, he was a British hip-hop record producer. Barnes was most active in the 1990s and early 2000s. He associated with the Task Force and Blade on many of his records. Barnes was a DJ for Jazz Fudge Recordings ..
Shakira Martin was born on June 1, 1986, in Brooklyn, New York and died on August 3, 2016. She was a Jamaican model. Martin was best known for Miss Jamaica Universe, which she won the title in 2011. Shakira’s family relocated to South Florida in 1989, but would visit her mother’s homeland of Jamaica frequently. ..
Samuel C. “Sandy” Pearlman was born on August 8, 1943, and died on July 26, 2016. He was an American music producer, artist manager, professor, poet, songwriter, and record company executive. Samuel was best known for founding, writing for, producing, or co-producing many LPs by Blue Öyster Cult, as well as producing important albums by ..
John McDade Howell was born on January 28, 1922, in Five Points, Alabama and died on January 3, 2016. He was the seventh chancellor of East Carolina University. In 1942, John joined the US Army Air Corps and served for three years in the European Theater, which he received a Bronze Star. After he was ..