Deaths in Music in May 2011

  • May 7 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • May 13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • May 15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • May 27 Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)