DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as “Black …
Farewell to ‘Moon River’ crooner Andy Williams, session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, pop singer R.B. Greaves and Motown producer and songwriter Frank Wilson.
Farewell to Deep Purple’s Jon Lord, country singer Kitty Wells and Funk Brothers musician Bob Babbitt.
Bass great backed Motown artists and many others
Farewell to guitarist and vocalist Bob Welch, guitarist Pete Cosey, BMI president Frances Williams Preston, The Platters’ Herb Reed, folk musician Arthel ‘Doc’ Watson, polka great Eddie Blazonczyk and saxophonist Andrew Love.
Farewell to disco queen Donna Summer, singer Belita Woods, Bee Gees founding member Robin Gibb, banjo player Doug Dillard, go-go musician Chuck Brown, bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T and the MG’s, bluegrass artist Everett Lilly, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, guitarist Charles “Skip” Pitts, John Christopher Ethridge II, of Flying Burrito Brothers, banjo player Earl Scruggs and blues guitarist Eddie King
The Rev. Ernest Douglas Warren, one of the two surviving founding members of The Spaniels, the rhythm and blues vocal group who scored a national hit with the original “Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite” in 1954, has died.
Obituaries for drummer and singer Levon Helm of The Band, Men At Work’s Greg Ham, TV host and entrepreneur Dick Clark and amplifier designer Jim Marshall.
Musicians and industry leaders are mourning the loss of Dick Clark. Nicknamed “America’s Oldest Teenager,” Clark died April 18, 2012, following a heart attack.
Pop musician Davy Jones, perhaps best known as one of The Monkees, has died of an apparent heart attack.