Banner Thomas was born in 1956 and died on April 10, 2017. He was an American bass guitarist. The group Molly Hatchet was founded by guitarist Dave Hlubek in 1971. The band first four studio albums: “Molly Hatchet” (in 1978), the album went platinum; “Flirtin’ With Disaster” ( in 1979), went on to sell over ..
Stan Robinson was born on April 13, 1936, in Salford, Lancashire, England and died on April 9, 2017. He was an English jazz tenor saxophonist and flautist. He played professionally at Manchester’s Club 43 before travelling to London and appearing at Ronnie Scott’s Club in the early 1960s, often in a quartet featuring the young ..
Bob Wootton was born on March 4, 1942, in Paris, Arkansas and died on April 9, 2017. He was an American guitarist. Wootton became partners with Johnny Cash’s backing band, the Tennessee Three, after original lead guitarist Luther Perkins, died in a house fire. Bob was Cash’s guitarist for nearly thirty years. Wootton’s most popular ..
Toby Grafftey-Smith was born on October 29, 1970, and died on April 11, 2017. He was known professionally as Toby Smith, He was a British musician. Smith was notable for being the keyboardist and co-songwriter for Jamiroquai from 1992 until his departure in 2002. On April 29, 2002, Smith left Jamiroquai during the Funk Odyssey ..
Martín Elías Díaz Acosta was born on June 18, 1990 and died on April 14, 2017. He was better known as Martín Elías. He was a Colombian vallenato singer and entrepreneur. Martin was the son of the singer and composer Diomedes Díaz. Martin was considered a pioneer of the ‘new wave’ of vallenato music. Martín ..
Allan Holdsworth was born on August 6, 1946, and died on April 15, 2017. He was a British guitarist and composer. Holdsworth has released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, but is best known for his work in jazz ..
Peggy Hayama was born Shigeko Mori on December 9, 1933, in Yotsuya and died on April 12, 2017. She was a Japanese singer. She attended Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School, where she was discovered while singing jazz. Peggy Hayama debuted at the age of 18 in 1952, and two years later entered the Kohaku Uta ..
Tom Coyne was born on December 10, 1954, in Union, NJ and died on April 12, 2017. He was an American mastering engineer. Tom Coyne graduated from Roselle Catholic High School in 1972. Coyne attended Kean College where he received a degree in Commercial Design. After college, his first job was at Dick Charles Recording ..
Kathleen Ann Cassello was born on August 13, 1958, Wilmington, Delaware and died on April 12, 2017, München, Germany. She was an American-born opera singer. When he won first prize in the Salzburg Mozart competition in 1985, Kathleen Cassello toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Kathleen Cassello graduate of the University of Delaware, ..
Linda Hopkins was born Melinda Helen Matthews on December 14, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and died on April 10, 2017. She was an American actress and blues and gospel singer. Her genre was classic, traditional, and urban blues, and performed R&B and soul, jazz, and show tunes. Melinda was the second child of the ..