All a musicians who died in May 2016

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May 1
Doug Raney, 59, American jazz guitarist

The son of mythological guitarist Jimmy Raney, Doug renowned himself as a crack guitarist personification with Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon, and Chet Baker. He available some-more than dual dozen albums on a Steeplechase label. This was one of his final gigs, personification Copenhagen’s Jazz Cup in 2013 with Jesper Lundgaard and Bernt Rosengren. Cause of genocide is unknown, though he changed to Denmark in 1977, where we would assume he got improved health care. 

May 3
Jadranka Stojakovic, 65, Bosnian singer-songwriter, engine neuron disease

Stojakovic got her biggest bearing on a worldwide theatre singing a central thesis strain of a 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. The initial pointer of her illness came when she incidentally tripped over a wire during a 2009 unison and was diagnosed with amyotrophic parallel sclerosis (ALS). No, this isn’t a shave of that fall. You people are ghouls.

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May 4
Olle Ljungström, 54, Swedish thespian and guitarist

He is a member of a ’80s Swedish organisation Reeperbahn, so named after Germany’s naughtiest street. But it was left to Mötley Crüe to suitable a decadent umlat for American mall rats everywhere. Olle’s final solo manuscript was R U Sockudåpad? And we finally found a word Google refuses to translate.

Paul Brown, 82, American jazz bassist
Brown founded Hartford’s Monday Night Jazz series, that a Library of Congress cites as being a oldest invariably run jazz festival in a country. Here he explains because he’s been to Japan and Australia approach some-more times than we have.

Candye Kane, 54, American blues singer-songwriter and racy actress, pancreatic cancer
Kane’s career enclosed starring in films like Hooterama 3, Big Tit Orgy 4, and Boobsville Cabaret (are we intuiting a thesis here?) She translated that bawdiness and fun after on as a premier blues thespian and songwriter with songs like “You Need a Great Big Woman” (used on a Oxygen Network array Strong Medicine), “200 Pounds of Fun,” and “The Toughest Girl Alive” (used on a Hidden Palms array for a CW network). The latter was exemplified by her eight-year conflict with cancer, that looked roughly cowed in this Big Blues Bender shave from final fall.

Rickey Smith, 36, American thespian and American Idol contestant, trade collision
First entrance in eighth place in Season 2, and now this. In a competition to be a initial American Idol finalist to leave this mortal coil, Smith has to settle for second to Season 7 finalist, Michael Johns, also an eighth-place finisher, who died dual years ago. Here Smith is behaving “I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today” by Larry Gatlin. Quite beautifully too. Eighth place, seriously?

The late John Stabb.

May 7
John Stabb, 54, American punk thespian (Government Issue), stomach cancer

Frontman and initial member of a DC hardcore punk rope Government Issue, who ran with contemporaries like Minor Threat, Fugazi, and Bad Brains. Over several lineup changes by a years, Stabb (who got a name from his progressing organisation The Stabs) remained Government Issue’s usually consistent member.

May 11
Julius La Rosa, 86, American cocktail singer

La Rosa was a featured thespian on a Arthur Godfrey and His Friends TV and radio uncover from 1951 to 1953, when he was dismissed on a atmosphere for allegedly “lacking humility.” Due to a open backlash, Godfrey’s fun-loving picture and career were some-more harm than La Rosa was in a issue of this open shaming, with La Rosa scoring evident hits with a Italian favorites “Domani” and “Eh, Cumpari!” In latter years, La Rosa could be heard as a deejay on WNEW AM in New York, and seen putting in a lot of late male hours on a Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy telethons. Where piety was never in brief supply.

May 12
Jack Miller, 79, producer/engineer

This Phoenician recording legend’s important event was operative on “The Fool” by Sanford Clark. At Audio Recorders, Miller helped emanate a “Twang Heard Around The World” on a singular “Rebel Rouser” by Duane Eddy by fixation a microphone during one finish of a 2,500-gallon H2O tank and a orator during a other end. Miller left Phoenix to work during a RCA studios in Los Angeles, where he engineered sessions for Henry Mancini, The Rolling Stones, The Limelighters, and The Monkees. Jack returned to Arizona and Audio Recorders in a late ’70s and started Jack Miller Productions. During his reign during Canyon Records, Miller worked on large Native American recordings and warranted a Best Native American Music Album Grammy for engineering Bless a People.

May 13
Bill Backer, 89, American promotion executive during McCann Erickson and songwriter

The real-life Don Draper, Backer wrote a Coke chime “I’d Like to Teach a World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony),” that became a large strike singular by The New Seekers and The Hilltop Singers in 1972, and of course, supposing a informative consummate of a AMC TV array Mad Men. Backer also wrote a Coke aphorism “It’s a genuine thing” and was a initial tellurian to brand when it was “Miller Time.”

May 14
Paul Smoker, 75, American jazz trumpeter

Cause of genocide is unknown. But if John Stabb didn’t die of a blade wound, Paul Smoker can’t have died from cancer. Too obvious.

Tony Barrow, 80, British press officer for The Beatles
The Beatles top ranks continue to deplete. Barrow’s biggest PR manoeuvre on interest of a World’s Most Popular Foursome was dubbing them “The Fab Four.” Barrow was also obliged for formulating a Beatles’ Christmas messages that fan-club members were sent each year, and essay a ship records for many early Beatles EPs and albums. One of Barrow’s final acts as press officer for a Fabs was essay a content for the Magical Mystery Tour booklet, that indeed was some-more essay than a Beatles worried to do for their plotless, plodding TV movie.

Also failing on this day: Cauby Peixoto, 85, Brazilian thespian (pneumonia) and Emilio Navaira, 53, American nation and Tejano singer, (heart failure).

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May 16
Guy Clark, 74, American folk singer-songwriter, cancer

Known for such songs as “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” “Workbench Songs,” and “My Favorite Picture of You,” this mythological songsmith shabby many of his contemporaries, including Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and Joe Ely, to name a few. In his Facebox acknowledgment to Clark, Ely wrote that it was Clark’s final wish to have his cremains incorporated in a sculpture to leave him “with a pursuit to do.”

May 19
John Berry, 52, American musician (Beastie Boys), frontal lobe dementia

Berry was a initial member of a Beastie Boys when they were still an different New York hardcore punk band. During their 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, a flourishing Beasties credited Berry for permitting a rope to discipline in his family’s loft, where John’s dad’s “Will we spin that fucking shit off already?!” was an mostly steady phrase.

May 21
Nick Menza, 51, German-born American drummer (Megadeth), heart failure

During his timekeeper reign with Megadeth (from 1990 to 1998), Menza available 4 classical albums, Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, and Cryptic Writings. While in a sanatorium recuperating from knee surgery, Mustaine (ever a diplomat) sensitive Menza that “Your services are not indispensable anymore.” Menza was behaving onstage with his rope Ohm when he died of what was described as a large heart attack.  

Also failing on this day: James King, 57, American bluegrass musician (liver disease), Vinjamuri Seetha Devi, Indian folk thespian and Deddy Dores, 65, Indonesian thespian and songwriter.

The Ohio Players.

May 26
Marshall Jones, 71, American despondency bassist (Ohio Players)

Jones was a final flourishing member from a Ohio Untouchables lineup, that goes behind to 1959. But all we wish to know about is either a indication on their manuscript cover Honey was killed when prohibited sugar was poured all over her exposed body, or if a overjoyed roar during 2:33 of “Love Rollercoaster” was a sound she done when her skin was scalded. Other crazy civic legends trustworthy to that roar was that it was a rabbit or one of a rope members’ partner being killed outward a studio or a sampled screech from a 911 call. The roar was indeed a band’s keyboard actor Billy Beck, who is still alive. As is a model, Ester Cordet, who is now 69 and entirely clothed. Thanks for asking.

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May 27
Bonnie Law, 47, Hong Kong thespian and actress 

You can hear some of Bonnie’s selected ’80s Cantopop during a finish of this shave from a TV uncover called Happy Ghost where an invisible interloper interferes with propagandize and sporting events, enjoys pulling adult nun’s vestiges and stealing his possess conduct during will.

May 30
Thomas Fekete, 27, American guitarist (Surfer Blood), cancer 

Surfer Blood was a Palm Beach indie stone rope who got sealed to Warner Bros. Records after being a standout rope during a 2009 CMJ Music Marathon. Their entrance single, “Swim,” was named one of Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2009. Fekete left a rope final year after a recover of their third manuscript due to his worsening condition of this singular form of cancer, that widespread to his lungs and spine.

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