Fenwick Smith was born in 1949 and died on July 19, 2017. He was an American flutist. Smith studied under Joseph Mariano at the Eastman School of Music, graduating from there in 1972. Soon after, Smith became a member of the New England Woodwind Quintet and began a thirteen-year membership with Boston Musica Viva. Smith ..
Barbara Weldens died on July 19, 2017. was a French singer-songwriter. After releasing her first studio album, Le grand H de l’homme (Man with a capital H), in February 2017. Inspired by Jacques Brel, Weldens was a singer in the chanson réaliste tradition. Waldens often performed in a trio with Barbara Hammadi on piano and ..
Juaneco y Su Combo died on July 20, 2017. He was a Peruvian cumbia band formed in Pucallpa, Peru in 1966. He was originally founded by the amateur saxophonist Juan Wong Paredes as Juaneco y su Conjunto. During 1969, Paredes handed over control of the band to his son, Juan Wong Popolizio, who subsequently renamed ..
Predrag “Cune” Gojković was born on November 6, 1932 and died on July 21, 2017. He was a Serbian singer with a career spanning over six decades. During 1939, Gojković enrolled into primary school and after that he enrolled into the 8th Mens Gymnasium in Belgrade alongside the legendary Yugoslav actors Velimir Bata Živojinović and ..
Paul Angerer was bornon May 16, 1927 and died on July 26, 2017. He was an Austrian violist, conductor, composer and radio presenter. He studied music theory and composition with Friedrich Reidinger and Alfred Uhl, and conducting with Hans Swarowsky. Angerer performed in the viola section of Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Orchestre de ..
Michael Johnson was born on August 8, 1944 and died on July 25, 2017. He was an American pop, country and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. Michael Johnson was best known for his 1978 hit song “Bluer Than Blue”. Johnson charted four hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and nine more on the Hot Country ..
Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson was born on June 22, 1944 Winneba, Ghana and died on July 21, 2017, in Dansoman, Accra, Ghana. He was also known as Paapa Yankson. He was a Ghanaian highlife singer, songwriter, and producer. Yankson recorded two dozen albums during his career; his hit songs included “Wiase Mu Nsem”, “Show Your ..
Ernst Ottensamer was born on October 5, 1955, in Wallern an der Trattnach in Upper Austria and died on July 22, 2017. He was an Austrian classical clarinetist. His father, also named Ernst Ottensamer, was a former mayor of Wallern. He studied the clarinet at the Bruckner-Konservatorium in Linz. Ottensamer continued his studies in Vienna ..
Billy Joe Walker Jr. was born on February 29, 1952 and died on July 25, 2017. He was an American songwriter, record producer and recording artist. Walker composed singles for Eddie Rabbitt, including the singles “I Wanna Dance with You” and “B-B-B-Burnin’ Up with Love”. He produced the first three albums of Bryan White, and ..
Urs Alfred “Polo” Hofer was born on March 16, 1945 and died on July 22, 2017. He was a Swiss musician. He was known for his work in the field of Swiss German pop and rock music. Polo Hofer passed away at 72 ..