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Music Deaths Of 2011 Alphabetized And Graded

Amy Winehouse – British soul singer – A+

Andrew Gold – “Lonely Boy” -ps Marni Nixon was his mommy! – C+

Bert Jansch – Scottish folkie – B

Billie Jo Spears – “Blanket On The Ground” – C

Charlie Louvin – country brother – B+

Clarence Clemons – E Street Band sax player – A-

Conrad Schnitzler – A Tangerine Dream – C+

Gerry Rafferty – “Baker Street” guy – C+

Dobie Grey – “The In Crowd” – C

Gil Robbins – of the folk group the Highwaymen – B-

Gil Scott-Heron – Spoken word genus – A

Gladys Horton – of the Marvelettes – B-

Heavy D – Of Heavy D and the boyz, 90s rappers, immortalized by Biggie – B-

Jackie Levine – Doll By Doll leader – B

Jessy Dixon – Top Gospel singer – A-

Jet Harris – Premiere UK early rock guitarist with the Shadows – A-

John Walker – a Walker Brother – C+

Kathy Kirby – my secret love – C+

Mack Self – rockabilly Sun Records guy – C+

Mick Karn – from the New Romantic band Japan – C

Mikey Welch – a Weezer – C+

Nate Dogg – G-Funk 90s great – B+

Nickolas Ashford – Of Ashford and Simpson – A

Phoebe Snow – mixed folk and jazz thanks to that voice – B-

Poly Styrene – the original germ free adolescent – A-

Ross MacManus – jazz musician, Elvis Costello’s daddy – C+

Seth Putnam – of Anal Cunt – C+

Sylvia Robinson  – Half of Mickey And Sylvia and rap pioneer with her Sugar Hill Records – A



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