Local Guitarist Peter Miller Loses Battle With Cancer
Our friend Peter Miller passed away this week from cancer of the esophagus. Please help the family pay for his services; he did not have a life insurance policy. A very basic funeral is over $10,000. If you could make a donation of even $5 or $10 that would be so helpful. Thank you.
This song today is a special dedication to remember him. He absolutely loved playing the lead guitar. This was Heaven Fest 2011. Gone too soon.
If you could find it in your heart to make a donation to help cover those costs, please do. Peter played at many musical events as a volunteer. Donations can be made at:
Please help spread the word in the Denver music community to help the family of Peter Miller, a Colorado musician. Please help a fellow musician’s family, in this very heart wrenching time of need. Thank you
Susan Einwiller Quarles
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COUNTRY SINGER LOIS JOHNSON DIES
Lois Johnson (died July 7, 2014) was an American country music singer from Maynardville, Tennessee. She recorded for different labels between 1969 and 1978, and charted twenty singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. Her highest chart peak was “Loving You Will Never Grow Old”, which reached number six in 1975. Johnson toured with Hank Williams, Jr. between 1970 and 1973.
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KATHY STOBART – BRITISH JAZZ SAXOPHONIST – DIES
Florence Kathleen “Kathy” Stobart (1 April 1925 – 5 July 2014) was a British jazz saxophonist primarily known for playing the tenor sax.
Stobart was born in South Shields, and first learned piano as a child. After picking up saxophone, she first played locally in Newcastle and then in London in the 1940s with Denis Rose, Ted Heath and Jimmy Skidmore. Later that decade she played with Art Pepper and Peanuts Hucko. She played with pianist Art Thompson in the late 1940s, and was married to him briefly. She toured with Vic Lewis in 1949 and led her own group in 1950-51; among its members were Derek Humble, Dill Jones, and Bert Courtley; she was married to Courtley from 1951 until his death in 1969. In the 1950s and 1960s she went into semiretirement to raise her family. From 1969 to 1977 she played with Humphrey Lyttelton. Following this she led her own groups, with Harry Beckett, John Bunch, and Lennie Best, among others. Aside from this she has played with Johnny Griffin, Al Haig, Earl Hines, Buddy Tate, Zoot Sims, Marian McPartland, and Dick Hyman.
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…
8: Hank LoConti, 85, American rock and roll music venue owner and founder (The Agora).
7: Lois Johnson, American country music singer.
6: Castro, 32, Ghanaian musician, drowning.
5: Sharifah Aini, 61, Malaysian singer, complications from pulmonary fibrosis; Kathy Stobart, 89, British jazz saxophonist; William Gugi Waaka, 76, New Zealand Ma-ori musician, heart problem.
4: Giorgio Faletti, 63, Italian author, actor and singer, cancer.
3: Peter Dawkins, 68, New Zealand-born Australian record producer (Dragon, Australian Crawl, Air Supply) and musician, injuries from a fall; Annik Honoré, 56, Belgian music journalist and promoter, portrayed in Control.
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