[78-L] Deceased boppers

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Wed Jun 1 13:06:44 PDT 2011

Other shocking music-related deaths include producer & discographer Bozy White, 
killed by people he'd rented rooms to (or something like that), and Lonnie 
Johnson, hit by a car in Toronto..never able to work again.


On 6/1/2011 4:04 PM, Taylor Bowie wrote:
> I like the song which was a combination of bop and 1920s studio bands:
> In The Land of Oh-Bla-D. Onivas.
> I think the most shocking musician death I've read about in recent years was
> that of Lucky Thompson...who was living a very marginal life right here in
> Seattle,  almost as a street person and even homeless on occasion.  No
> musician or fan I knew was even aware that he was right here in town,  and
> in need of aid.
> I guess he stopped playing around 1980 or so,  but lived for several more
> decades...a great player lost to depression and other mental illness.
> Taylor
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> From: "David Lennick"<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
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>> What a great name for a bopper..Shihab. Practically Shibab.
>> dl
>> On 6/1/2011 3:56 PM, Julian Vein wrote:
>>> I was checking some boppers whom I'd assumed were still with us. Sahib
>>> Shihab, Cecil Payne and Duke Jordan. All are deceased, but I don't
>>> recall their deaths being mentioned on 78-l. Roy Haynes seems to still
>>> be around.
>>>         Julian Vein

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