Music Deaths

With the first falling on a Saturday, we’re using today’s post to pay tribute to all the music industry professionals who joined the great gig in the sky during January; all 69 of them.

1
Lexii Alijai, 21, American rapper
Joan Benson, 94, American keyboard player
Marty Grebb, 73, American musician
Tommy Hancock, 90, American musicianJaap Schröder, 94, Dutch violinist and conductor
2
Lorraine Chandler, 73, American singer and songwriter

3
Jak Kilby, 72, British music photographer
Bo Winberg, 80, Swedish guitarist

4
Emanuel Borok, 75, Soviet-born American violinist
Junko Hirotani, 63, Japanese singer
Puerto Plata, 96, Dominican musician

5
Martin Griffin, English rock drummer

6 –/–/–

7
Pat Collins, Irish rock and jazz fiddler
Neil Peart, 67, Canadian Hall of Fame drummer and lyricist
Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti, 24, Paraguayan violinist

8
Tom Alexander, 85, Scottish musician

9
Michael Allison, 61, American composer and musician
Bobby Comstock, 78, American pop singer
5th Ward Weebie, 42, American rapper
Jo Heng, 59, Singaporean lyricist
Petar Introvič, 68, Czech blues singer

10
Wolfgang Dauner, 84, German jazz pianist and composer
Marc Morgan, 57, Belgian singer-songwriter
Carlos Cuco Rojas, 65, Colombian harpist

11
Alana Filippi, 59, French singer and songwriter

12 –/–/–

13
Ștefan Petrache, 70, Moldovan singer
Hylda Sims, 87–88, English folk musician and poet

14
Steve Martin Caro, 71, American singer
Chamín Correa, 90, Mexican guitarist
Guy Deplus, 95, French clarinetist
Naděžda Kniplová, 87, Czech operatic soprano
Barry Mayger, 73, British musician
Bruno Nettl, 89, Czech-born American ethnomusicologist and musicologist

15
Chris Darrow, 75, American musician
Maxim Golovin, 46, Russian film composer

16
R. Sathyanarayana, 93, Indian musicologist
Barry Tuckwell, 88, Australian horn player and conductor

17
Claudio Roditi, 73, Brazilian-born American trumpeter

18
John Burke, 68, Canadian composer and music educator; recipient of the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music
Dennis Garcia, 69, Filipino rock bassist
David Olney, 71, American singer-songwriter,

19
Dan Andrei Aldea, 69, Romanian rock musician
Jimmy Heath, 93, American jazz saxophonist
Robert Parker, 89, American R&B singer
Sunanda Patnaik, 85, Indian Gwalior gharana classical singer
Allah Thérèse, Ivorian traditional musician
Guy Thomas, 85, Belgian-born French songwriter

20 –/–/–

21
Norman Amadio, 91, Canadian jazz pianist and bandleader
Herbert Baumann, 94, German composer
Meritxell Negre, 48, Spanish singer

22 –/–/–

23
Franz Mazura, 95, Austrian operatic bass-baritone
Calder Prescott, 88, New Zealand jazz musician and broadcaster

24
Nusrat Badr, Indian lyricist
Joe Payne, 35, American heavy metal bassist and guitarist
Sean Reinert, 48, American drummer

25
Antonia Apodaca, 96, American musician and songwriter
Bob Gullotti, 70–71, American jazz drummer and music professor
Shirley Murray, 88, New Zealand hymn writer
Narciso Parigi, 92, Italian singer and actor

26
Bob Shane, 85, American singer and guitarist

27
Reed Mullin, 53, American rock drummer
Alberto Naranjo, 78, Venezuelan musician

28
Othmar Mága, 90, German conductor
Bob Nave, 75, American musician and broadcaster Toni Smith, American R&B singer

29
Nedda Casei, 87, American operatic mezzo-soprano
Natasha Stuart, 43, Australian rock singer

30
Lucien Barbarin, 63, American jazz trombonist
T. S. Raghavendra, 75, Indian, playback singer, music director, and actor

31 –/–/–