Deaths in Music in January 2015

  • Jan 1 Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue, Rod Stewart), dies of a rare brain disease at 59
  • Jan 2 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 94
  • Jan 8 AndraĆ© Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), dies at 72
  • Jan 8 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), dies at 75
  • Jan 8 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer and actress (Nanny & the Professor, Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), dies at 93
  • Jan 10 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, dies at 74
  • Jan 12 Clifford Adams, American trombone player, dies at 62
  • Jan 13 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies at 70
  • Jan 15 Kim Fowley, US record producer (the Runaways), dies at 75
  • Jan 18 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Clear Light), dies of complications from pneumonia and kidney disease at 66
  • Jan 20 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), dies from an undisclosed illness at 68
  • Jan 28 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), dies at 81
  • Jan 29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), dies at 81
  • Jan 30 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, dies at 88
  • Jan 31 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), dies at 78