Deaths in Music for Year 2012

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Deaths 1 - 55 of 55

Jan 1st - Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
Jan 1st - Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
Jan 2nd - Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
Jan 2nd - Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
Jan 3rd - Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found on this date)
Jan 6th - William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78
Jan 9th - Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
Jan 9th - Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
Jan 16th - Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician, died of heart failure at 71.
Jan 16th - Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor,dies at 87
Jan 17th - Johnny Otis, R&B musician and talent scout, known as the godfather of rhythm and blues, dies at 90.
Jan 24th - Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
Feb 8th - Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
Feb 11th - Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48
Feb 14th - Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
Feb 22nd - Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
Feb 24th - Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
Feb 25th - Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
Feb 29th - Davy Jones, English musician, dies from heart attack at 66
Singer Davy JonesSinger Davy Jones (Feb 29th)
Mar 3rd - Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
Mar 6th - Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
Mar 7th - Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
Mar 12th - Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65
Mar 28th - Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian composer, dies at 91
Mar 28th - Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass musician, dies from natural causes at 88
May 1st - Charles "skip" Pitts, American soul and blues guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 65
May 4th - MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47
May 13th - Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70
May 17th - Donna Summer, American singer, dies from lung cancer at 63
May 20th - Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62
May 29th - Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89
Jun 7th - Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
Jul 1st - Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
Jul 16th - Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
Singer-songwriter Robin GibbSinger-songwriter Robin Gibb (May 20th)
Jul 16th - Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
Jul 27th - Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
Aug 2nd - Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
Aug 6th - Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
Aug 6th - Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
Aug 18th - Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
Sep 5th - Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
Sep 10th - Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
Sep 25th - Andy Williams, American singer, dies from bladder cancer at 84
Sep 27th - R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
Sep 27th - Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
Oct 18th - David Spencer Ware, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
Nov 4th - Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
Nov 5th - Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
Nov 28th - Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
Dec 1st - Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85
Dec 5th - Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
Dec 9th - Jenni Rivera, American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43
Musician Ravi ShankarMusician Ravi Shankar (Dec 11th)
Dec 11th - Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92
Dec 20th - Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
Dec 24th - Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76


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