Ariel Bybee was born on January 9, 1943 and died on March 20, 2018. She was a mezzo-soprano. She has had a distinguished career as a soloist, voice teacher and university opera director. Reported by Opera News (June 2000), Ariel Bybee was “a prominent mezzo at the Metropolitan Opera for eighteen seasons.” She sang over ..
Peter “Mars” Cowling was born in 1946 and died on March 20, 2018 He was an English bass guitarist, best known for his work with Canadian blues-rock guitarist Pat Travers. He was living in Grimsby for many years. During 1962, Mars formed The Syndicate with Steve Mills on vocals, Frank Singleton on lead guitar, Doug ..
Dejan Bravničar was born on October 1, 1937, in Ljubljana, and died on March 21, 2018. He was a Slovenian violinist. Dejan’s father was the composer Matija Bravničar, and his mother was the ballet dancer and teacher Gizela Bravničar. Dejan studied at the Music School in Ljubljana, as a student in the class of SL: ..
Dilbar Abdurahmonova was born on May 1, 1936, in Moscow, and died on March 20, 2018. She was a Russian-born Uzbekistani violinist and conductor. Her parents were Gulyam Abdurahmanov and Zuhra Faiziyeva, Abdurahmonova started learning the violin at the age of 10, and was a student of Mukhtar Ashrafi. She was a student at the ..
Irwin Hoffman was born on November 26, 1924, in New York and died on March 19, 2018. He was an American conductor. He studied at the Juilliard School and was a protégé of Serge Koussevitsky. Hoffman made his conducting debut at the age of seventeen with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Robin Hood Dell (now the ..
Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann was born in 1936, in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana and died on March 20, 2018. He was known as C. K. Mann. He was a Ghanaian Highlife musician and producer. Amankwaa Mann’s music career spanned over four decades; he won multiple awards for his songs. Amankwaa Mann ..
Zdeněk Mahler was born on December 7, 1928, in Batelov and died on March 17, 2018. He was a Czech writer, musicologist, pedagogue, and screenwriter. While he was a student of Faculty of Arts in Prague Mahler cooperated with the Student magazines and also with Československý rozhlas where he gets regular job after finishing his ..
José Juan Piñero González was born on August 29, 1942, and died on March 14, 2018. He better known as Pijuán was a Puerto Rican musician. He was credited on several albums under the record labels Phillips Borinquen, Hit Parade, Kubaney, Discos Melón, TH Records, Private Ranch Records and Musical Records. Over the next decades, ..
Liam O’Flynn was born Liam Ó Floinn on April 15, 1945, and died on March 14, 2018. He was an Irish uilleann piper and Irish traditional musician. Other than his solo career and his work with the group Planxty, O’Flynn recorded with many international musical artists, including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Kate Bush, ..
Claudia Fontaine was born on August 26, 1960, and died on March 13, 2018. She was an English backing vocalist from Peckham London, England. She has sung with artists such as Betty Boo, Dusty Springfield, Claudia Brücken, Julia Fordham, Marilyn, and the bands Pink Floyd and The Beatmasters. She is also a recurring vocalist for ..