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2004
JANUARY

Jake Hess, 76
Quartet Gospel Singer and four-time Grammy winner

Etta Moten Barnett, 102
Pioneering actress and singer

E. Rodney Jones, 76
Famed DJ and musician

Christopher J. Martinez, 37
NYC local rock musician

 Burt Massengale, 92
Charismatic big band leader known as the Old Silver Fox and the Old Grey Fox

Joseph L. Freyre, 70
Flint, Michigan based jazz drummer

Micheal V. Lepore, 97
Founding Chorus Master at Chicago's Lyric Opera

Dick Rodgers, 76
TV's Polka King

Billy May, 87
Musical Arranger With Sinatra and Nat King Cole

Joaquin Nin-Culmell, 95
Pianist and composer

J.J. Jones, 77
Blues Guitarist Was Fixture in L.A. Area

Milt Bernhart, 77
West coast Jazz Trombonist

Kelvin Lenox, 46
Chicago Gospel Singer / Songwriter

Donald Leight, 80
 a trumpet player whose life was the inspiration for "Side Man"

Corinne Flavin, 73
Cellist helped found Brown Bag Opera

Fred Holstein, 61
Stalwart of Chicago folk scene

Jim Bob Tinsley,  82
Mountain cowboy
singer and guitarist and writer

John Guerin, 64
Drummer

Anthony 'Tuba Fats' Lacen, 53
New Orleans Jazz Fixture

James Lawrence, 26
Guitarist of rock band Hope of the States

Malachi Favors, 76
Jazz Bassist With Art Ensemble of Chicago

Frank Mantooth, 56
Big Band Jazz Pianist and Composer

Randy VanWarmer, 48
Just When I Needed You Most Singer/Songwriter

Esther M. Berins, 91
Shy classical pianist

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Dizzy Gillespie, a Founding Father of Modern Jazz, 75, Dies (Jan. 6, 1993)
Mahalia Jackson, Gospel Singer and a Civil Rights Symbol, Dies at 60 (Jan. 27, 1972)


2004
February

Cornelius Bumpus, 58
Saxophonist With Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan

Jason Raize, 28
Lion King's Simba

Walter "Baby Sweets" Perkins, 72
Jazz Drummer

 Cem Karaca, 58
Turkish Rock Musician

Tebogo Madingoane, 32
South African Pop Star of Mafikizolo

Ella Johnson, 86 
"
Since I Fell for You" originator

Gil Coggins, 79
Jazz Pianist

 

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Thelonious Monk, Jazz Pianist and Composer, Dies at 64 (Feb. 17, 1982)

 


2004
March

 Johnny Bristol, 65
Motown Singer, Producer

Dave Blood, 46
Dead Milkmen Bassist

Adan Sanchez, 19
Mexican Singer

 

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Carlos Montoya, 89, Flamenco Guitarist, Is Dead

John Philip Sousa, Band Leader, 77, Dies (Mar. 6, 1932)

W.C. Handy, Composer of Jazz Classics, Dies at 84 (Mar. 28, 1958)

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Count Basie, 79, Band Leader and Master of Swing, Dies (April 26, 1984)

Igor Stravinsky, Russian Composer and Musician, Dies at 88 (April 6, 1971)



2004
MAY

John Whitehead, Age 55
R&B Singer and Songwriter

Elvin Jones, Age 76
Legendary Jazz Drummer
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Sammy Davis Jr., 64, Top Showman Who Broke Color Barriers, Dies (May 16, 1990)

Frank Sinatra, Crooner Known as the 'Chairman of the Board,' Dies at 82 (May 14, 1998)

Marlene Dietrich, Sultry Movie Star and Singer, Dies at 90 (May 6, 1992)



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Benny Goodman, King of Swing, Dies at 77 (June 13, 1986)

Andres Segovia, 94, Whose Crusade Elevated Guitar, Dies (June 2, 1987)

Kate Smith, All-American Singer, Dies at 79 (June 17, 1986)

Judy Garland, 47, Star of Stage and Screen, Dies (June 22, 1969)

 



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Louis Armstrong, 71, Jazz Trumpeter and Singer, Dies (July 6, 1971)

Billie Holiday, Influential Jazz Singer, 44, Dies (July 17, 1959)


2004
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Stan Kenton, Band Leader and Center of Jazz Controversies, Dies at 67 (August 25, 1979)

Marilyn Monroe, Golden Girl of the Movies, Dies at 36 (August 5, 1962)



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Leonard Bernstein, 72, Musical Director of the New York Philharmonic, Dies (Oct. 14, 1990)

Cole Porter, 72, World Famous Composer and Lyricist, Dies (Oct. 15, 1964)


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Maurice Ravel, French Composer of "Scheherazade" and "Bolero," 62, Dies (Dec. 28, 1937)

 

 

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Careless Love : The Unmaking of Elvis Presley  by Peter Guralnick

Thelonious Monk: His Life and Music Thomas Fitterling, Steve Lacy, Robert Dobbin (Translator)

George Harrison by Alan Clayson

Death Discs by Alan Clayson

When Elvis Died: Media Overload and the Origins of the Elvis Cult by Neal Gregory, Janice Gregory (Contributor)

The Black Elvis - Jackie Wilson by Doug Carter

Down at the End of Lonely Street: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley by Peter Harry Brown, Pat H. Broeske

Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West (Music of the African Diaspora) by Phil Pastras

Jazz Generations: A Life in American Music and Society (Bayou) by Buddy Collette, Stephen Isoardi

Songs of the Unsung: The Musical and Social Journey of Horace Tapscott by Horace Tapscott, Steven Louis Isoardi

Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams by Linda Dahl

The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R&B to Rock 'N' Roll by James M. Salem

Tammy Wynette: A Daughter Recalls Her Mother's Tragic Life and Death by Jackie Daly, Tom Carter

Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain   by Charles R. Cross

John Bonham: A Thunder of Drums by Chris Welch, Geoff Nicholls

Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend by Tony Fletcher --(Keith Moon book)

Remembering Buddy: The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly by John Goldrosen, John Beecher (Contributor)

Behind the Music: The Day the Music Died by Martin Huxley, Quinton Skinner --(Buddy Holly book)

The Day the Music Died: The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens --by Larry Lehmer

Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter  by Nick Catalano

Don't Forget Me : The Eddie Cochran Story by Julie Mundy, Darrel Higham

El Sid: Saint Vicious by David Dalton

Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley by David Browne

Patsy: The Life and Times of Patsy Cline by Margaret Jones

Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway by Colin Escott, Kira Florita, Marty Stuart (Introduction)

Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons by Ben Fong-Torres

Gram Parsons: A Music Biography by Sid Griffin, John Delgatto (Editor)

Marc Bolan: A Tribute

Taxi: The Harry Chapin Story by Peter Morton Coan

Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius: 'the World's Greatest Bass Player'

Django Reinhardt by Charles Delaunay, Michael James (Translator)

Positively 4th Street : The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina

Death of a Rebel/a Biography of Phil Ochs  by Marc Eliot, Vin Scelsa

The Final Days of Michael Hutchence by Mike Gee

Just a Man: The Real Story of Michael Hutchence by Tina Hutchence and Patrician Glassop

Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Mysterious Death of an Icon

You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke

Peace at Last: The After-Death Experiences of John Lennon by John Lennon

Catch a Fire : The Life of Bob Marley  by Timothy White 

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire by Joe Nick Patoski, Crawford Bill, Bill Crawford

The Final Days of Jimi Hendrix

The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison

Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye

Tupac  Shakur's poetry: The Rose That Grew from Concrete

The Killing of Tupac Shakur

The Murder of Biggie Smalls

LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal     by Randall Sullivan

Garcia: An American Life

Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin

Brian Jones: The Last Decadent

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Liberace: An American Boy  by Darden Asbury Pyron

Bird Lives!: The High Life and Hard Times of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker

Chet Baker: His Life and Music

The Covert War Against Rock : What You Don't Know About the Deaths of Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur, Michael Hutchence, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Ochs..

Russ Columbo: The Amazing Life and Mysterious Death of a Hollywood Singing Legend

Fela: The Life & Times of an African Musical Icon

 

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