Canadian-American composer, pianist, and writer of musical theatre Arthur Terence Galt MacDermot was born on December 18, 1928 and died on December 17, 2018. In 1960, he earned a Grammy Award for the song “African Waltz”. MacDermot’s most successful musicals were Hair (1967; its cast album also won a Grammy) and Two Gentlemen of Verona ..
Indian classical vocalist Pandit Arun Bhaduri was born on October 7, 1943, in Murshidabad, West Bengal and died on December 17, 2018. Bhaduri was a Hindustani Classical Music and Semi-Classical Music Vocalist and a standout amongst the most eminent Guru and Vocalist of Indian Classical music. Bhaduri was a standout amongst the most eminent Gurus ..
Brazilian composer and musician Arthur Maia was born on April 9, 1962, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and died on December 15, 2018. He was thought of as one of the best bass players in the world by professional critics. He played with many famous artists, such as Djavan, Gilberto Gil, Marisa Monte, Lulu Santos ..
American country music songwriter Jerry Donald Chesnut was born on May 7, 1931, and died on December 15, 2018. Jerry Chesnut’s hits include “Good Year for the Roses” (recorded by Alan Jackson, George Jones and Elvis Costello) and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” (recorded by Elvis Presley in 1975, and Travis Tritt in 1992.) He grew up in Harlan ..
American jazz singer Nancy Sue Wilson was born on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio career spanned over five decades and died on December 13, 2018. The American singer career spanned from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010. Wilson became popular for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and her ..
Italian vocalist Angelo Conti died December 11, 2018. Angelo Conti was a member of Banda Bassotti, which is an Italian ska-punk band formed in 1987 in Rome, Italy. Their songs are generally political in nature, focusing on Communist and anti-Fascist issues. Most of there songs are about Ireland and Latin America, as well. The band ..
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 ..