In Memoriam|

Sheryl Renee on Facebook, 4/08/22: Colo FBF, I wanted to share the news that Al “Hammond” Moore has passed on. Many of you remember me from the Sundays at the Ready Room (1985 – 1987) It was my first steady gig, but Al and the fellas held it down in that room, before and after my season. He was so fun to work with. God bless you, Al!!

Services for Al were held on Saturday, April 9th at the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church.

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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…

We are going to miss them so much. If you want to know more about any of the musicians we lost, please check them out at http://www.wikipedia.com

April 2022
13: Archie Eversole, 37, German-born American rapper; Hua Wenyi, 81, Chinese Kunqu* performer.

12: Charles E. McCormick, 75, American singer (Bloodstone); Jacek Szymkiewicz, 47, Polish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

11: Giulietta Sacco, 77, Italian singer.

10: Philippe Boesmans, 85, Belgian composer; Mario Martínez, Spanish guitarist (La Unión).

9: Chris Bailey, 65, Kenyan-born Australian musician (The Saints) and songwriter (“(I’m) Stranded”, “Just Like Fire Would”).

8: Con Cluskey, 86, Irish musician (The Bachelors); Pastelle LeBlanc, 42, Canadian singer (Vishtèn), breast cancer; Nagai Sriram, 41, Indian Carnatic violinist.

7: Miguel Ángel Estrella, 81, Argentine pianist, ambassador to UNESCO (2003–2015) and member of the Russell Tribunal; Birgit Nordin, 88, Swedish opera singer; Ken West, 64, Australian music promoter, co-founder of Big Day Out.

6: Helen Golden, 81, Dutch singer; Wen Hsia, 93, Taiwanese singer and actor, organ failure.

5: Bobby Rydell, 79, American singer (“Wild One”, “Wildwood Days”) and actor (Bye Bye Birdie), pneumonia; Paul Siebel, 84, American singer-songwriter.

4: Joe Messina, 93, American Hall of Fame guitarist (The Funk Brothers).

1: C. W. McCall, 93, American country singer (“Convoy”, “‘Round the World with the Rubber Duck”, “Roses for Mama”) and politician, mayor of Ouray, Colorado (1986–1992), lung cancer; Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson, 70, Jamaican reggae vocalist (Mighty Diamonds); Roland White, 83, American bluegrass musician.

* Kunqu (Chinese), also known as Kunju, Kun opera or Kunqu Opera, is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the local melody of Kunshan and later came to dominate Chinese theater from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The style originated in the Wu cultural area. It has been listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2001. American arts magazine TeRra Magazine acclaimed Kunqu one of the most elegant entertainment performing arts.


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