Monday 6pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000

Here are the artist passing away in 2000

January 2 – Nat Adderley (68), jazz cornet and trumpet player
January 16 – Gene Harris (67), jazz pianist
January 19 – Irra Petina (91), operatic contralto
January 19 – Josh Clayton-Felt (32), singer-songwriter (choriocarcinoma)
January 22 – Carlo Cossutta (67), operatic tenor

February 3 – Alla Rakha (80), tabla player
February 4 – Doris Coley (58), vocalist (the Shirelles)
February 7 – Big Punisher (28), rapper (heart attack)
February 7 – Dave Peverett (56) (Foghat)
February 11 – Lord Kitchener (77), calypsonian
February 12 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (70), U.S. vocal artist
February 12 – Andy Lewis (33), Australian bass player (The Whitlams) (b. 1967)
February 12 – Oliver (54), U.S. singer (b. 1945)
February 19 – Marin Goleminov (91), violinist and composer
February 23 – Ofra Haza (42), singer
February 29 – Dennis Danell (38), guitarist (Social Distortion) (brain aneurysm)

March 4 – Walter Dana (97), polka-music promoter
March 5 – Alexander Young (79), operatic tenor
March 7 – Pee Wee King (86), country musician and songwriter (heart attack)
March 20 – Gene “Eugene” Andrusco (38), actor and singer (brain aneurysm)
March 27 – Ian Dury (57), English rock musician (liver cancer)

April 25 – Niels Viggo Bentzon (80), Danish composer
April 27 – Vicki Sue Robinson (45), US disco singer (cancer)

May 2 – Sundar Popo (56), Indo-Trinidadian chutney musician (heart and kidney ailment relating to diabetes)
May 13 – Cesare Valletti (77), operatic tenor
May 20 – Jean-Pierre Rampal (78), flautist
May 31 – Johnnie Taylor (66), singer

June 1 – Tito Puente (77), Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa musician
June 7 – James Moore (44), gospel singer
June 14 – Paul Griffin (62), pianist
July 5 – Lord Woodbine (Harold Adolphus Philips) (71), calypsonian
July 6 – Ľudovít Rajter (93), Slovak composer and conductor
July 6 – Władysław “Władek” Szpilman (88), Jewish-Polish pianist who survived the Holocaust
July 11 – Jaroslav Filip (51), Slovak musician, actor
July 15 – Paul Young (53), English singer and percussionist of Sad Café and Mike + The Mechanics (heart attack)
July 24 – Oscar Shumsky (83), violinist
July 28 – Jerome Smith (KC and the Sunshine Band)

August 10 – Suzanne Danco (89), operatic soprano
August 13 – Nazia Hassan (34), iconic Pakistani singer (lung cancer)
August 25 – Jack Nitzsche (63), arranger, producer, songwriter and composer
August 25 – Allen Woody (44), bass guitarist

September 12 – Stanley Turrentine (66), jazz saxophonist
September 21 – Bengt Hambraeus (72), composer for organ
September 25 – Tommy Reilly (81), harmonica virtuoso
September 26 – Carl Sigman (91), songwriter

October 1 – Robert Allen (73), American pianist and composer (b. 1928)
October 1 – Cub Koda (51), singer, guitarist and songwriter (Brownsville Station)
October 3 – Benjamin Orr (53), bassist, vocalist of The Cars
October 17 – Joachim Nielsen (36), Norwegian rock singer in Jokke & Valentinerne
October 18 – Julie London (74), US singer and actress
October 21 – Frankie Crocker, radio DJ
October 27 – Winston Grennan (56), Jamaican drummer
October 28 – Carlos Guastavino (78), composer
October 30 – Steve Allen (78), comedian, composer, talk show host, author

November 8 – Brian Boydell (83), Irish composer
November 8 – Dick Morrissey (60), UK tenor saxophonist (cancer)
November 12 – Stanley Turrentine (64), US tenor saxophonist (stroke)
November 16 – DJ Screw (29), hip-hop DJ (codeine overdose)
November 16 – Joe C. (26), rapper
November 30 – Scott Smith (45), bassist (Loverboy) (lost at sea)

December 17 – Harold Rhodes (89), inventor of Rhodes piano
December 18 – Kirsty McColl (41), English singer songwriter (speedboat accident)
December 19 – Rob Buck (42), guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (liver disease)
December 19 – Milt Hinton (90), jazz double bassist
December 19 – Pops Staples (85), gospel and R & B musician
December 24 – Nick Massi (65), bass singer in The Four Seasons

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