Deaths in May

02 - music deathsToday’s #ThrowbackThursday post pays tribute to all those in the music industry (musicians, singers, composers, musicologists, etc.) that passed away in May.

With only a few making the headlines, you may think May was a quiet month however there were over 50 deaths :-O

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Katy Bødtger, 84, Danish singer
Bruce Hampton, 70, American musician and actor
Erkki Kurenniemi, 75, Finnish musician

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Kevin Garcia, 41, American bassist
Péter Komlós (hu), 81, Hungarian violinist
Norma Procter, 89, English opera singer
Grigori Zhislin, 71, Russian violinist

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Charles Hoffer, 87, American music educator and author
Casey Jones, 77, American blues drummer
C’el Revuelta, American bassist
Saxa, 87, Jamaican-born British saxophonist

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Clive Brooks, 67, British drummer (Egg, The Groundhogs, Pink Floyd).[406]

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Rais Khan, 77, Pakistani sitarist
Peter Kivy, 82, American musicologist

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Dave Pell, 92, American jazz saxophonist

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Christopher Boykin, 45, American musician and entertainer
Gerry Lacoursiere, 80, Canadian music executive
Zoran Madžirov, 49, Macedonian percussionist
Robert Miles, 47, Swiss-born Italian electronic dance musician and record producer

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Joy Byers, 82, American pop songwriter

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William David Brohn, 84, American music arranger and orchestrator
İbrahim Erkal, 50, Turkish singer-songwriter
Joachim Kaiser (de), 88, German musicologist and editor

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Bill Dowdy, 84, American jazz drummer

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Jimmy Copley, 63, English drummer

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Daniel Brewbaker, 66, American composer and poet
Tom McClung, 60, American jazz pianist and composer
Keith Mitchell, American drummer

15
Herbert R. Axelrod, 89, American musical instrument collector and ichthyologist
Derek Poindexter, 52, American bassist

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Rosa Nell Speer, 94, American gospel singer

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Kevin Stanton, 61, New Zealand rock guitarist

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Chris Cornell, 52, American musician and songwriter
Frankie Paul, 51, Jamaican singer

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Kid Vinil, 62, Brazilian singer and record producer

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Natalia Shakhovskaya, 81, Russian cellist

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Kenny Cordray, 62, American guitarist and songwriter
Leo Kristi, 67, Indonesian singer
Jimmy LaFave, 61, American folk singer, songwriter and guitarist
George Reiff, 56, American bassist and record producer
Curtis Womack, 74, American soul singer

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Barbara Smith Conrad, 79, American opera singer
Mickey Roker, 84, American jazz drummer
Zbigniew Wodecki, 67, Polish singer, composer and musician

23
Irio De Paula (pt), 78, Brazilian guitarist and composer

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Claudia Hellmann, 93, German opera singer

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Saucy Sylvia, 96, Canadian-born American singer and comedienne

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Wajahat Attre, 68, Pakistani film composer and poet, heart attack

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Gregg Allman, 69, American Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and musician

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Elisabeth Chojnacka, 77, Polish harpsichordist
Marcus Intalex, British disc jockey and record producer

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David Lewiston, 88, British music collector

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