Texas singer-songwriter Calvin Russell, an ex-convict and one-time protege of Townes Van Zandt who became a country music star in Europe, died of cancer April 3 in Garfield, Texas. He was 62.
Composer, songwriter and noted Los Angeles movie/TV memorabilia store owner Eddie Brandt died Feb. 20 in North Hollywood of colon cancer. He was 88.
Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, who scored top 10 U.S. hits with Stealers Wheel and as a solo performer, died Jan. 4 in Dorset, England. He was 63.
George David Weiss, who authored such signature pop songs as Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," died Aug. 23 of natural causes in Oldwick…
Bobby Hebb, whose 1966 hit "Sunny" was a magnum opus of the era's sunshine pop, died in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 3 of cancer. He was 72.
Noted Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, mother of vocalists Rufus and Martha Wainwright, died Monday in Montreal. She was 63.
Aaron Schroeder, who wrote "It's Now or Never" for Elvis Presley and thousands of other songs, died Dec. 2 in Englewood, N.J. He was 83 and had battled a rare Alzheimer's-like form of dementia for…