Ryo Kagawa was born on November 21, 1947, in Hikone, Japan and died on April 5, 2017, in Tokyo, Japan. He was a Japanese folk singer and singer-songwriter. He was known as a central figure in the Kansai folk-music boom of the late 1960s and early 1970s in Japan, and was a key influence on ..
Ben Lacy Speer was born on June 26, 1930, in Double Springs, Alabama and died on April 7, 2017. He was a singer, musician, music publisher, and record company executive. Speer sang for The Speer Family for most of his career. Later, he became the music director of the Gaither Homecoming programs. He was the ..
Jerry Adriani was born Jair Alves de Sousa on January 29, 1947, in Brás, São Paulo and died on April 23, 2017. He was a Brazilian singer, musician and actor. Adriani started his career in television while working with Rede Tupi in São Paulo. Adriani’s early works was that as a vocalist for the ensemble ..
Matthew Francis Holt was born on May 28, 1977, and died on April 15, 2017. He was an American heavy metal singer. He was formerly of alternative metal band Nothingface and Kingdom of Snakes. He died in his Frederick, Maryland, home from an unspecified degenerative disease he had reportedly been suffering from for a number ..
Gordon Langford was born on May 11, 1930, and died on April 18, 2017 He was an English composer, arranger, and performer. Langford well known for his brass band compositions and arrangements. Langford was also a composer of orchestral music, winning an Ivor Novello award for best light music composition for his March from the ..
Frank Dostal was born on December 16, 1945, in Flensburg, Germany, and died April 18, 2017. He was a German songwriter and music producer. During the late 1960s, Dosatal was a singer with the rock bands The Rattles, who were consistently successful in Germany during the 1960s, and Wonderland. During the late 1970s, Frank Dostal ..
Dick Contino was born on January 17, 1930, in Fresno, California and died on April 19, 2017. He was an American accordionist and singer. Dick Contino studied the accordion primarily with San Francisco-based Angelo Cognazzo, and occasionally with Los Angeles-based Guido Deiro. At the start of the, he had exhibited great virtuosity on the instrument. ..
Kristine Jepson died on April 21, 2017. She was an American mezzo-soprano born in Iowa. Jepson studied music at Indiana University and later resided in New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kristine Jepson has made appearrance in over 25 operas at houses across Europe and the United States including the Royal Opera House ..
Lucky Akhand was born on June 18, 1956, and died on April 21, 2017. He was a Bangladeshi singer-composer. Akhand was associated with the musical band Happy Touch. Lucky composed notable songs including Ei Neel Monihar, Abar Elo Jey Shondhya and Amaye Deko Na. Akhand was appointed the director (music) of Bangladeshi national radio network ..
Cuba Gooding Sr. was born on April 27, 1944, and died on April 20, 2017. He was an American singer and actor. Gooding Sr was the lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient, most notable for its two biggest hits, “Everybody Plays the Fool” (1972) and “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” (1974). ..