Today's Deaths - May 30

Sadly, we mark the passing of these contributors to rock and pop music of the 60s, 70s and 80s - the BEST music ever made!

Year Name Full name Bio
2000 Tex Beneke Gordon Lee Beneke Big Band-era saxophonist, singer and bandleader who played and snag with the Glenn Miller Orchestra on their hits "In The Mood" (#1, 19...
2015 Julie Harris Oscar- and BAFTA-winning British costume designer whose work included James Bond films and The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night and Help!, f...
2003 Mickie Most Michael Peter Hayes Producer for The Animals, Herman's Hermits, The Nashville Teens, Lulu and Jeff Beck, formed RAK Records in 1969 and issued hits for Hot...
1972 John Ryanes Second bass singer for one hit wonder R&B/doo wop sextet The Monotones, "(Who Wrote) The Book Of Love" (#5, 1958), died 5/30/1972, age ...
1980 Carl Radle Bass guitarist for Derek & The Dominos, Eric Clapton band, Delaney & Bonnie, sessions for George Harrison, died of kidney failure on 5/...
1996 John Kahn Bass guitarist and session musician in the 60s and 70s for Mike Bloomfield, Brewer & Shipley, Maria Muldaur and others, best known for ...
2019 Leon Redbone Dickran Gobalian Cyprus-born, baritone jazz/blues/ragtime singer and interpreter of early 20th century popular songs and Tin Pan Alley songwriters, "dis...