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Arik Einstein, 74 (1939 - 2013)
Associated Press, The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Arik Einstein, a pioneering Israeli singer and songwriter who performed some of the country's best-known anthems, has died.Doctors said Einstein died Tuesday after suffering an aneurism. He was 74.Einstein began performing in the early 1960s after serving in a military entertainment troupe. His soft voice was instantly recognizable, melding...
Chico Hamilton, 92 (1921 - 2013)
CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Chico Hamilton, an influential jazz drummer and bandleader who was an architect of the West Coast cool jazz style and was known for discovering young talent, has died. He was 92.His publicist, April Thibeault, said Hamilton died Monday night of natural causes at his home in New York.Hamilton recorded more than 60 albums as a bandleader,...
Sir John Tavener, 69 (1944 - 2013)
ROBERT BARR, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British composer John Tavener, whose career was boosted with the help of The Beatles and who often is remembered for the elegiac song performed as Princess Diana's coffin was carried out of Westminster Abbey, died Tuesday. He was 69.Tavener's publisher, Chester Music, said he died at his home in Child Okeford, southern England.Born and trained in...
Chana Mlotek (2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Chana Mlotek, a noted archivist of Yiddish folk music and an impassioned collector of Yiddish songs from the shtetls of Europe, has died at age 91.She died of cancer Monday at her Bronx home, her son Zalmen, the artistic director of the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, said Tuesday.Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer once called Mlotek and her husband,...
Lou Reed, 71 (1942 - 2013)
DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The stare from across a desk was enough for me to question whether my first and only interview with Lou Reed had been a good idea. He'd already curtly dismissed a publicist who had dreamed for years of meeting his musical hero. Now Reed seemed to be debating whether my admitted sin — I wasn't a native New Yorker — was worth...
Tony Brevett (2013)
The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Tony Brevett, a Jamaican musician who launched the popular rocksteady band The Melodians, has died.Band member Trevor McNaughton said Brevett died from...
Manola Escobar, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Singer Manolo Escobar, whose "Y Viva Espana" became a best-selling single during Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy in the mid-1970s, has died. He...
Manna Dey, 94 (1919 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Famed playback singer Manna Dey, who recorded nearly 4,000 songs and can be heard in scores of Bollywood films, died in a Bangalore hospital early Thursday. He...
Noel Harrison, 79 (1934 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor and musician Noel Harrison, who sang the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind," has died at 79.Harrison's wife, Lori Chapman,...
Maxine Powell (2013)
MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Maxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records' artists during the Detroit label's 1960s heyday,...
Wadih Safi, 91 (1921 - 2013)
BASSEM MROUE, The Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese singer and composer Wadih Safi, whose strong, clear voice propelled him to fame throughout the Arab world, has died at the age of 92,...
Phil Chevron, 56 (1957 - 2013)
The Associated PressDUBLIN (AP) — Phil Chevron, the guitarist for boisterous Anglo-Irish band The Pogues, has died at 56.Pogues manager Mark Addis says Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan,...
Kenneth Hoo Kim (2013)
The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Kenneth Hoo Kim, a Jamaican record producer who helped operate a well-known reggae music studio, has died. He was 66.Hoo Kim's wife, Selma, said Friday...
Polly Anthony (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Epic Records president who worked with acts including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Rage Against the Machine has died.Epic Records announced on...
Jackie Lomax, 69 (1944 - 2013)
GREGORY KATZ, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Jackie Lomax, a singer-songwriter who worked with The Beatles and enjoyed a long solo career, has died at age 69.Lomax died Sunday in the Wirral,...
Patti Webster (2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Patti Webster, a longtime publicist who represented stars including Usher, Janet Jackson, Chris Paul and Alicia Keys, died Friday. She was 49.Webster was...
Prince Jazzbo, 62 (1951 - 2013)
DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Prince Jazzbo, a rap reggae performer and producer whose career spanned 40 years, has died in his native Jamaica. He was 62.Jazzbo died...
Sid Bernstein, 95 (1918 - 2013)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in New York City just as their fame exploded in the U.S., has died. He...
Marian McPartland, 95 (1918 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Marian McPartland, a UK-born jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show "Piano Jazz," has died in New York. She was 95.An NPR spokeswoman says she...
Tompall Glaser, 79 (1933 - 2013)
CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tompall Glaser, a country music singer, publisher and studio owner best known for his association with the outlaw movement against record...
Jon Brookes (2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Jon Brookes, drummer with British indie rock band The Charlatans, has died. He was 44 and had been treated for brain cancer.The band said on its website that...
Spas Wenkoff, 84 (1928 - 2013)
The Associated PressVIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera says Wagnerian tenor Spas Wenkoff has died at age 84.A statement from the opera says Wenkoff died Monday in his Upper Austrian home town of...
Jody Payne, 77 (1936 - 2013)
The Associated PressSTAPLETON, Ala. (AP) — Jody Payne, a guitarist who toured with Willie Nelson for more than three decades, has died. He was 77.Baldwin County Coroner Stan Zinson says Payne died...
Eydie Gorme, 84 (1928 - 2013)
BOB THOMAS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84.Gorme,...
Eddie Perez (2013)
The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the founding members of the renowned salsa band El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico has died. A daughter of Eddie Perez said he died Friday...
Jack Clement, 82 (1931 - 2013)
CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "Cowboy" Jack Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and beloved figure who helped birth rock 'n' roll and push country music into...
Marilyn King (1931 - 2013)
Marilyn King, the youngest member of the legendary Grammy-nominated vocal group, The King Sisters, whose innovative four-part harmonies powered hit singles including "Imagination," and were the...
George Duke, 67 (1946 - 2013)
MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40...
Betty Sue Lynn (2013)
The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A family representative says Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, has died. She was 64.According to the statement from the...
JJ Cale, 74 (1938 - 2013)
CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s...