RIP

Gone but Never Forgotten

 

On this page we pay tribute to those that have left us. Musicians, Agents, Roadies and Techs, Club Owners, Bartenders, waitresses and wannabees! We love them, we miss them, we'll never forget them!

Please send me your photos of your dearly departed

 

Steve Strayhorn

Full Moon Consort; Streetcorner Symphony; Uncle Albert

Drummer, Percussionist, Inspiration as Man and Drummer!

2010

Click here to behold the Awe and Spectacle that was Steve:

Steve Strayhorn Clinic SIUE 

 

 

 

 

Joseph "Joey" Marshall

Acid Sette; Truth; Jake Jones; The Rockets;

A Full Moon Consort; The Phantoms; The Bushwhackers

Gifted Guitarist, Copied, Envied and Loved!

2014

 

 

 

 

Thomas Bowles

Del Rays; Kaleidoscope

Guitarist, Keyboardist, Vocalist, Wild man

2009

 

 

 

Michael W. Beal

Candy; Trikshot; Scooter; Matrix; Chaser

Keyboards and Vocals, Bandmate

2012

 

 

 

Robert  Parks

Winthrop; Cleveland; Flashcat; Ambrosia

Vocalist, Acrobat, Friend

2009

 

 

 

Ronald "Rondo" Leewright

Rondo's Blues Deluxe; El Rondo & the Jades; Doctor Focks

Vocalist, Harmonica, Frontman, Bluesman!

2011

 

 

 

 

Karl Rau

The Checkmates; The Sensations; Made in the Shade; Hot Ashes

Gifted Bassist; Incredibly nice man

2009

 

 

 

Robert "Bob" Coble

Fantasy; Thunder; Phazer; Chrome Heart

Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Artist

2011

 

 

 

 

Steven Fears

Steppin' Out; Catalyst; Deja Who?

Extraordinary Vocalist, Keyboardist and Programmer

2009

 

 

 

 

Daniel Russell Prosser

Phoenix; Touch; Sheratons; Griffin

Guitarist, Keyboardist, one of the best vocalists

in the world and my best friend!

2009

Click here to delight in Danny's voice

 

 

 

 

Tom Roady

Syndicate of Soul; Touch; COUNTLESS recording stars

Percussionist

2011

 

 

 

 

Robert Spitzfaden

Chuck Berry; Edick's Way; Facts O Life

Drummer, Mason, Gravel-voiced vocalist

2011

 

 

 

Kirk Potillo

Deja Who?

Sound Tech

2013

 

 

 

 

Eddie Starr

Starr Co.

Bassist; Vocalist

2003

 

 

 

 

Johnnie Johnson

Chuck Berry

Pianist; Hall of Fame Legend

2005

 

 

 

 

Mike Zimmer

Avantis; Spirit of St. Louis; Z

Drummer, Leader

2013

 

 

 

 

Doug Rayburn

Pavlov's Dog

Flute, Mellotron, Keys

2012

 

 

 

 

Gary Hall

The Gary Hall Group

Lead Vocalist; Drummer

2011

 

 

 

 

Oliver Sain

Saxophonist, Writer, Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Recording Artist

2003

 

 

 

 

Randall "Randy" Mathenia

Powerhouse, Griffin

Funny Guy, Sound and Lighting Tech 

2009

 

 

 

Curt Sharkey

Mondinband

Keys, Bass, Vocalist, Multi-City Legend

2009

 

 

 

 

Michael "Talayna" Faille

Restaurateur; Club Owner

2011

 

 

 

 

Mark "Bere" Bereitschaft

Well Hungarians

Guitarist

2002

 

 

 

 

Keith Davis

Trikshot

Bassist, Vocalist, Booking Agent

2003

 

 

 

 

Lou Biggs

Stonehenge; Fat Cat's; Biergarten

Club owner, One of a Kind

2001

 

 

 

 

Bruce Zarka

The Del-Tones; The Pepsi-Tones

Keyboardist

2012

 

 

 

 

Richard Cotton

Adrastus; Soulard Blues Band

Sax, Percussion, Sweetheart

2010

 

 

 

 

David Winford

House Arrest

Drummer

2014

 

 

 

 

Dale (Briggs) Zurbriggen

Bob Kuban; Johnny Kaye & the Runaways;

Walter Scott & the Cheaters

Vocals, Drums

2013

 

 

 

 

John Scholze

The Del Tones

Vocalist, Father

2002

 

 

 

Gregory "Gregg" Tinker

Key West; Baha Rock Club

Club Owner; Live Music Champion

2012

 

 

 

 

Rick Richardson

Quest

Keyboards

2011

 

 

 

 

Frank Butera

Showbiz Kids; Walter Scott

Keyboardist, Vocalist

2011

 

 

 

 

Thomas "Nez" Nesbit

The Bastille

Bartender, Bouncer

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Frank V. Moskus

Yacht Club; Gaslight Bar; In Exile

Vocalist; Pianist; Clubowner; Storyteller

1998

 

 

 

 

Pete Rolla

P R's Nites Out

Club Owner,  Righteous Dude

198?

(Photo from Amelia McCoy)

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Conners

Aardvarks Manager;

Pilot; Restrantaur; Broadcaster

2011

 

 

 

 

Harold Klamm

Alice & Omar; King of Hearts and Full Moon Consort

Lightman and Roadie

2011

 

 

 

 

Gary Beckham

The XL's

Guitarist, Vocalist

1996

Ron Beckham

The XL's

Guitarist, Vocalist

2012

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Smyth

Kings of Soul; Phil Driscoll; Walter Scott/Cheaters; Manana

Keyboardist, Free Spirit

1983

 

 

 

 

 

Terry "T" Weinman

Crosswind; Griffin

Sound Tech

2009

 

 

 

 

Ike Wister Turner

Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm

Guitarist, Writer, Pioneer

2007

 

 

 

John H. Huff

Azgard

Bassist, Vocalist, Inventor

2006

 

 

 

 

Jeffery Hunter

Crosswind; DNA; Passenger; Sweet Revival; Topaz

Keyboards and Vocals

2012

 

 

 

 

"Fuzzy" Walker

The Undertakers; The Watergate Rock

Gifted Guitarist

?

 

 

 

 

Robert "Bobby" Nickeson

Rondo's Blues Deluxe

Guitarist, Artist, Local Blues Legend

2002

 

 

 

Robert (Ellison) Eagle

Stanley Steamer; Sheratons

Guitarist-

?

 

 

 

 

Anthony Becerra

Black Rose

Drummer; Classmate

?

 

 

 

Gary Wallace

Regeants; Powerhouse; Powerplay; Bob Kuban; King of Hearts

Trumpeter; Vocalist

2012

 

 

 

 

 

James "Jim" Green

Diamond Dust

Drummer

?

 

 

 

 

David Young

Medusa; Redline; Palace

Vocalist, Father, Husband

1988

Pam Young

Dave's wife

2006

 

 

 

 

Rick Perez

Beat Street; Sable

Drummer, Vocalist

2000

 

 

 

 

Dennis Linde

Bob Kuban; The Guise

Guitarist, Gifted songwriter

2006

 

 

 

 

Larry Lynch

The Contors; Ike & Tina Turner

Bassist

2012

 

 

 

 

Tim Scott Kasal

The Scott-Thomas Band

Guitar, Vocals

2006

 

 

 

 

Bruce West

Zoned; Trikshot; Griffin

Vocalist, Guitarist

?

 

 

 

George Edick

Club Imperial

Club Owner; Television Host; Promoter, Entrepreneur

?

 

 

 

 

Lace Hage

Gabriel

Keyboardist

2010

 

 

 

 

Ron Lipe

aka Prince Knight aka Uncle Buck

DJ; Guitarist; Clubowner; Vocalist; Recording Star

1985

 

 

 

 

Charles "Bud" Barrale

Kings of Soul; Generation; Domino

Bassist; Bandleader

2012

 

 

 

 

Benjamin "Benny" Reeves

Candy; Philthy McNasty

Guitar, Vocals

2014

 

 

 

 

Patrick "Pat"  Spies

J Christopher

Drummer- Hemotologist

1994

 

 

 

Michael Hough

Adrastus; Faustus

Keyboardist

2006

 

 

 

Larry R.  Smith

Kommotions; Stanley Steamer; Bob Kuban;

Butch Wax & the Hollywoods

Saxophone, Flute, Vocals

2013

 

 

 

 

James "Jim" Bland

Booking Agent-Jeff Buchman Prod., Workhorse

?

 

 

 

 

Randy Evans (Heminghoeffer)

Candy; Maxx

Bass, Vocals, The Martian

2012

 

 

 

 

Gary Scott

Generation; Russ Bono

Keys, Trumpet, Vocalist

1986

 

 

 

 

Richard Hodshire

Rising Sons; Mossberg Shotgun

Keyboardist, Dentist, Husband

2008

 

 

 

Charles Droste

Nickels

Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals

2013

 

 

 

 

Nick Nixon

Singer/Songwriter; Guitarist; Country Music Icon

2013

 

 

 

 

Tom Connelly

The Crestmen; The Period: Skyline

Bassist, Vocalist

2011

 

 

 

 

David Williams

The Lindell Hill Group

Guitarist

2013

 

 

 

 

Larry Pugh

Owner-Stagger Inn; Manager-Granary

SIUE MRF Rep to Artists

2011

 

 

 

 

Charles "Chuckie"  Sabatino

Sheratons; Touch; Jake Jones; A Full Moon Consort; Michael McDonald

Keyboardist, Flautist, Awesome Vocalist, Gifted Writer, Idol

1994

 

 

 

 

Don Schmiederer

The Rolling Thunder Band

Guitarist; Vocalist

1997

 

 

 

 

Gary Meyers

The Dyaks

Guitarist, Vocals

?

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Guidry

Seven

Singer, Songwriter, Pianist

2003

 

 

 

Chris Hamilos

The Rising Sons

Drummer; Hearthrob

2011

 

 

 

Donnie Perrino

All Star Frogs

Keyboards, Vocals

?

 

 

 

 

Anthony "Tony" Saputo

Powerhouse; Powerplay; Domino

Drummer, Groovemaster, Struck down as fame knocked!

1991

 

 

 

 

Gregory Forys

Trikshot;  Tales

Sound Tech and Roadie; Bartender

1986

 

 

 

 

Randy Albert

Streetcorner Symphony

Keyboardist, Vocalist,  Artist

2005

 

 

 

 

Walter Scott

Bob Kuban's In-Men; The Guise

Vocalist, Victim, Legend

1983

 

 

 

 

Carla Peyton

Coal Kitchen

Vocalist

2005

 

 

 

Gary "Records" Brown

D J, Personality, Musicologist

2000

 

 

 

 

Eric D. Janes

Scanners

Bass, Vocals

2007

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Jones

The Homegrown Harvest Band

Bassist

2012

 

 

 

 

Melvin "Mel" Friedman

Bob Kuban, The Guise, Jake Jones

Record Producer

1997

 

 

 

Fontella Bass

Singer-Songwriter

St. Louis Legend

2012

 

 

 

 

Jeff "Dog" Breihan

George Jackson Blues Band; Dogebo; The Heaters

Vocals, Guitar, Harp

2012

 

 

 

 

James Nowlin

City Park String Band

Guitarist

2010

 

 

 

Timothy Morse

Turn of the Century; Burns and Bono

Keyboardist, Restauranteur

2010

 

 

 

 

Joseph Mannino

Brotherhood of Sound; The Sheratons

Drums; Keys

1979

 

 

 

 

Neal "Buzz" Butler

Booking Agent-Haislar Prod

?

 

 

 

Robert "Bob" Bierman

The Contors; Disciples of Soul; Stash

Tenor Sax

2014

 

 

 

 

Don Hartwig

Sound Tech

Heil Sound; Ye Olde Music

2011

 

 

 

 

Richard William Wargin

Trumpeter, Big-Band Visionary

2010

 

 

 

 

Norman Weinstroer

Record Exec., Founder- Norman Records

1999

 

 

 

 

Bobby Semans III

Vantage

Guitarist

2011

 

 

 

 

 

William "Billy" Gayles

 Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm; Billy Gayles Band

Vocalist, Drummer, Saint

1993

 

 

 

Jodi Brumagin

Sheratons; Bob Kuban

Vocalist

1970

 

 

 

Al Reuther

Doctor Focks

Drummer

1998

 

 

 

 

William "Billy" Lombardo

The Secrets

Guitar, Bass, Vocalist

2012

 

 

 

 

Roger Ponder

ACTS

Guitarist, Vocalist, Bandmate

?

 

 

 

 

Richard Dumstorff

The Jorrells; The Group

Keyboards

2012

 

 

 

 

Lou Stine

Magnum

Roadie, Friend

2002

 

 

 

 

Gary Hudson

Mossberg Shotgun

Guitarist

2010

 

 

 

 

Gregory "Pee Wee" Penrod

Barry Ebling & the Invaders; Golden Daze

Guitarist, Sweet Soul

1997

 

 

 

Gene Edlen

Rush; Gene Edlen Band

Guitarist, Vocalist, Revolutionary

2002

 

 

 

Gerald "Gerry" Newman

Winthrop; Tattoo

Guitarist, Vocalist

?

 

 

 

Darwin Seidel

King of Hearts

Bassist; Vocalist

2003

 

 

 

Nick Charles

D J; Manager; Visionary; Idolmaker

Founder-Arch Records

1993

 

 

 

 

James "Jim" Harper

Rising Sons

Bassist

1970

 

 

 

 

Gary "Stix" Maxwell

Unknown; Spur; Arrow Memphis

Drummer

2005

 

 

 

 

Richard Nadler aka Sigfried Carver

Pavlov's Dog; Susquehanna

Violin, Vitar, Political Columnist

2009

 

 

 

 

David Mayfield

Magnum

Founder, Bassist

2004

 

 

 

Angelo Torres

Bronx Zoo

Drums

1992

 

 

 

Mark Moore

Kidz

Guitarist

2009

 

 

 

 

Joseph "Joe" Valenti Jr.

Catch 22: Seven

Guitar, Trumpet

2011

 

 

 

 

 

John Smith

Ambush

Guitarist, Keyboardist, Vocalist

2000

 

 

 

John Jeremiah

Rotary Connection; Alliota Haynes and Jeremiah

Pianist, Vocalist, Songwriter

2012

 

 

 

Frank "Julio" Dorko

Bar Owner

Frank & Dee's; Julio and Swanie's

 

 

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