English singer, songwriter, and guitarist Peter Campbell McNeish have known professionally as Pete Shelley was born on April 17, 1955, and died on December 6, 2018. He was best known as the leader of Buzzcocks. Shelley formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after the two met at the Bolton Institute of Technology (now the University of ..
German composer of classical music Ulrich Leyendecker was born on January 29, 1946, and died on November 29, 2018. Ulrich Leyendecker was mainly interested in symphonies, concertos, chamber, and instrumental music. He studied composition with Ingo Schmitt (1962–1965) and Rudolf Petzold (1965–1970), and piano with Günter Ludwig. During 1971 Ulrich Leyendecker became a lecturer at ..
American blues musician Joseph Leon Williams was born on February 3, 1935, and died on December 1, 2018. He was better known as Jody Williams. Williams was an American blues guitarist and singer. Jody Williams a one-man guitar player, marked by flamboyant string-bending, imaginative chord voicings, and a distinctive tone, was influential in the Chicago ..
American actor, dancer, and singer Kenneth Ronald Berry was born on November 3, 1933, in Moline in Rock Island County and died on December 1, 2018. He starred on the television series F Troop, The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama’s Family. Berry also appeared on Broadway in The Billy Barnes Revue, headlined as ..
Québécois poet, writer, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and director Claude Péloquin was born in 1942 and died on November 25, 2018. He published more than twenty books of poetry. Canadian poet was also the author of many popular songs, including Robert Charlebois’ “Lindberg” for which he won the Félix Award in 1969. Claude Péloquin passed away ..
The Italian opera singer Umberto Borsò was born on April 3, 1923, in La Spezia and died on November 26, 2018, in Rome. Umberto Borsò passed away at 95 ..
American ragtime pianist, historian, and collector of music memorabilia Johnny Maddox was born on August 4, 1927, and died on November 27, 2018. Maddox’s enthusiasm for the jazz time was energized by his incredible auntie Zula Cothron. Cothron played with an all-young ladies’ symphony at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis and later ..
Indian playback singer Mohammed Aziz was born on July 2, 1954, in Ashoknagar, West Bengal, India and died on November 27, 2018, in Mumbai. Mohammed Aziz’s nickname was Munna and his real name was Syed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi. Being a vigorous admirer of music and Mohammed Rafi, Aziz began singing from youth. He began his melodic ..
Russian conductor Stanislav Gorkovenko was born on January 30, 1938, and died on November 26, 2018. Gorkovenko was a Soviet and Russian conductor from Baku. He moved on from the Azerbaijan and Saint Petersburg Conservatories where he was under direction from Nikolai Rabinovich. From 1967 to 1978 Gorkovenko was responsible for the Leningrad Music Hall ..
Jamaican reggae singer Trevor McNaughton was born in Jamaica and died on November 20, 2018. Trevor McNaughton was a member of The Melodians, who were are a rocksteady band formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston, Jamaica, in 1963, by Tony Brevett (born 1949, nephew of The Skatalites bassist, Lloyd Brevett), Brent Dowe and ..