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In Memoriam

Buck Owens

B. August 12, 1929 D. March 26, 2006. Singer of approximately 20 no. 1 country hits and a former host of Hee Haw variety show.

Billy Preston

B. September 2, 1946 D. June 6, 2006. A Gospel influenced keyboard virtuoso that became the most coveted session musician of his time. Worked with the Beatles in their later 60s sessions. Wrote You Are So Beautiful for Joe Cocker.

Gyorgy Ligeti

B. May 28, 1923 D. June 11, 2006. Hungarian composer that became famous when 2001: A Space Odyssey was filmed with his music.

Robert Syd Barrett b.1/6/46/ d. 7/11/06

Original leader/earlier songwriter of the psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd.

Freddie Fender

B. June 4, 1937 D. October 14, 2006. Grammy winner originally known as El Bebop Kid changing stage names after his favorite guitar.

Georgia Gibbs b. 8-17-1919 d. 12-9-2006. 50s R&B, Jazz singer known as Her Nibs

James Brown b. 5-3-1933 d.12-25-2006

Michael Brecker b. 3-29-49 d. 1-13-07 most influential saxophonist since John Coltrane.

Dennis Doherty

b. 11/29/40 d. 1/19/07
1960s Singer of the Mamas and Papas

Gian Carlo Menotti b. 7-7-11 d. 2-1-07

Italian opera composer. Pulitzer Prize winner for his operas: The Consul and The Saint Of Bleeker Street. Best known for his Christmas opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Frankie Laine b. 3-30-13 d. 2-6-07. 40s pop singer selling more than 100 million records.

In Memoriam
Robert Marshall (Bobby) Rosengarden b. 4/23/24 d. 2/27/07

Spectacular session drummer working with many performers such as Duke Ellington and Harry Belafonte. Worked on many TV shows before becoming bandleader on "The Dick Cavett Show".

Source: Google Images, Wikipedia.com

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