Kenneth Cordray was born on July 21, 1954, and died on May 21, 2017. He was an American instrumental guitarist and songwriter. Cordray shared the stage with notable musicians and performers such as John Mayall, John Lee Hooker, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. He became the lead guitarist for THE CHILDREN under the ATCO ..
Barbara Smith Conrad was born on August 11, 1937, and died on May 22, 2017 She was an American operatic mezzo-soprano of international acclaim. During 1957, Conrad became the focus of a racial controversy revolving around her role in a student opera at The University of Texas at Austin. Pressure from the Texas Legislature forced ..
Kid Vinil, stage name of Antônio Carlos Senefonte was born on March 10, 1955, and died on May 19, 2017, in São Paulo. He was a Brazilian singer, radio broadcaster, composer and journalist. Vinil became famous in the Brazilian rock of the 1980s. During 2008, Kid wrote a book by publisher Ediouro called Almanaque do ..
Zbigniew Wodecki was born on May 6, 1950, in Kraków, Poland and died on May 22, 2017. He was a Polish singer, musician, composer, actor and TV presenter. Wodecki started to playing the violin at the age of five. Whilst he was a well known a singer, he debuted in 1972 on National Festival of ..
Jimmy LaFave was born on July 12, 1955, and died on May 21, 2017. He was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. When he moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, LaFave crafted a musical style called Red Dirt music and became a disciple of the state’s most famous folk musician: Woody Guthrie. He was an Advisory Board ..
Leo Kristi was born on August 8, 1949, and died on May 21, 2017. He was an Indonesian singer. He died due to kidney failure. Leo Kristi passed away at 67 ..
Simon H. Vega was born on October 8, 1935, and died on May 12, 2017. He was a high school teacher. Vega became a personal friend of singer Elvis Presley while the two served together in the United States Army in Germany from 1958–1960. During 1993, he turned his house into a museum called “Little ..
Chris Cornell was born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964, in Seattle, Washington and died on May 17, 2017. He was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the group ..
Rosa Nell Powell (née Speer) was born on September 22, 1922 and died on May 16, 2017. She was an American southern gospel singer. She sang with the well-known Speer Family Gospel Choir. Rosa Nell Speer passed away at 94 ..
James “Jimmy” Copley, sometimes credited as Jim Copley was born in 1953 and died on May 13, 2017. He was an English rock drummer. He was popularly a session musician Copley has worked with Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Upp, Paul Young, Roger Glover, Magnum, Ian Gillan and Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Go West, Killing ..