In: Deaths & Honors

26 MarKenny Rogers died.


Kenneth Donald “Kenny” Rogers was a US-American country singer, songwriter and actor who worked in the music business for 60 years….

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26 MarTrumpet virtuoso Edward H. Tarr died


Edward Tarr was an American trumpet virtuoso and musicologist. He became especially known for his services to the revival of historical…

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27 JanSongwriter Allee Willis died


Allee Willis has written a number of successful songs that have become part of the musical fund of pop music. Allee…

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25 JanPopcorn – everybody knows the song…


…but nobody the composer! Someone wrote: “Actually I like it, this clucking, which reminds me more of chickens than popcorn. It’s…

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25 DecSlovenian composer Emil Glavnik died


The Slovenian composer Emil Glavnik died in his home town of Celje on 17 October 2019. His compositions for wind orchestra,…

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25 DecProf. Rudolf Bodingbauer died


The long-time Styrian State conductor, composer and arranger Prof. Rudolf Bodingbauer, died in Graz (Austria) at the beginning of December. The…

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16 OctThe “golden voice from Prague”: on the death of Karel Gott


In 1958 Karel Gott’s career began with performances in Prague dance cafés. The following year he attracted the attention of Czechoslovak…

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