Country – Overlijdenslijst (november)


01-11-2006Buddy Killen (William Doyce “Buddy” Killen) dies of liver and pancreatic cancer in Nashville. He wrote “Watchin’ Girls Go By,” “I Can’t Wait Any Longer” and “I May Never Get To Heaven

01-11-2012Jan Crutchfield dies. He wrote Jack Greene’s “Statue Of A Fool,” Dave & Sugar’s “Tear Time,” Charley Pride’s “Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger” and Lee Greenwood’s “Going, Going, Gone.”

02-11-1950Asher Sizemore loses his son. Charles “Buddy Boy” Sizemore is m.i.a in the Korean War

02-11-1967Margaret Umensetter dies at age 64. She was a member of the comedy duo Sarie & Sally

02-11-1991 – Songwriter Mort Shuman dies of cancer in London. He wrote “Save The Last Dance For Me” and “Little Sister

02-11-2001Buddy Starcher (Oby Edgar Starcher) dies in a nursing home in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His hits: “I’ll Still Write Your Name In The Sand,” and “History Repeats Itself

02-11-2001Elaine Tubb Lemieux, wife of the late Ernest Tubb, dies. She was the mother of singer-songwriter Justin Tubb

03-11-1945James Wagner dies in a plane crash in the Berkshire Mountains, near Wingdale, New York. Wagner is the genetic father of the future Priscilla Presley

03-11-1946Roy Rogers‘ wife, Arline, dies in the hospital of a blocked blood vessel, less than a week after delivering a son

03-11-2007Bettye Ashworth dies of lung cancer. She was married to Grand Ole Opry member Ernie Ashworth for 55 years

03-11-2010 – Songwriter Ronny Scaife dies at Nashville’s St. Thomas Hospital days after suffering a brain hemorrhage. His credits include Charly McClain’s “Men,” Hal Ketchum’s “Hearts Are Gonna Roll” and Conway Twitty’s “I Couldn’t See You Leavin’

04-11-1958
Roger Peterson receives a pilot’s license, but is not allowed to fly at night. Peterson, however, takes off near midnight two months later. The plane crashes, killing Buddy Holly. Waylon Jennings misses the flight by giving his seat to The Big Bopper

04-11-1975Hank Williams‘ former wife, Audrey Williams, dies, the day the IRS plans to repossess her home

04-11-1990 – Session guitarist Phil Baugh dies in Nashville. Winner of the Academy of Country Music’s first top guitarist award in 1966, his bent notes contributed to such recordings as Merle Haggard’s “Swinging Doors” and George Jones‘ “He Stopped Loving Her Today

04-11-1995 – Background singer Karl Garvin dies. A former jazz trumpet player, he also worked with The Anita Kerr Singers, performing on hits by Jim Reeves, Claude King and Johnny Cash

04-11-2003Tracy Lawrence’s grandmother, Pirley Woods, dies of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, in Texarkana, Arkansas

04-11-2004Barbara Peek dies. She was the widow of Paul Peek, a noted guitarist with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps

04-11-2004 – Songwriter Dale Noe dies in Mesa, Arizona. Among his credits were Wynn Stewart’s “It’s Such A Pretty World Today” and Jim Reeves‘ posthumous hits “Missing You” and “Angels Don’t Lie

05-11-1964 – Jazz pianist Edwin “Buddy” Cole dies in Hollywood of a heart attack. He appeared on the Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely hit “Slipping Around

05-11-1989SSgt. Barry Sadler (Barry Sadler) dies of heart failure in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a year after shooting himself in the head

05-11-2000Jimmie Davis (James Houston “Jimmie” Davis ) dies in his sleep at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He made his mark in music with “You Are My Sunshine

05-11-2003The Righteous BrothersBobby Hatfield dies in a Kalamazoo, Michigan, hotel, of a cocaine overdose. Their “Unchained Melody” was covered by Elvis Presley, and The Oak Ridge Boys re-made “Dream On

06-11-1965Naomi Judd’s brother, Brian, dies of tumors at age 17

06-11-1965 – Songwriter Clarence Williams dies in Queens, New York. He penned “My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It,” a hit for Hank Williams, T. Texas Tyler and Ricky Nelson

06-11-2007Hank Thompson dies of lung cancer at his home in Keller, Texas. His biggest hit “The Wild Side Of Life

07-11-1960A.P. Carter (Alvin Pleasant Delaney “A.P.” Carter) dies in Kingsport, Tennessee

07-11-1994 – Guitarist Bobby Sykes dies. He played with Marty Robbins and Hank Snow, among others

07-11-1997Minnie Pearl’s husband, Henry Cannon, dies while sleeping at his Nashville home

07-11-2007Owen Dean, the father of Trick Pony bass player Ira Dean, dies

07-11-2012 – “Hee Haw” producer Frank Peppiatt dies of bladder cancer in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

08-11-1967Otto Gray dies. His group, The Oklahoma Cowboys. The group is a training ground for Zeke Clements and Whitey Ford, a.k.a. the Duke of Paducah

08-11-1968 – Blues singer and songwriter James “Kokomo” Arnold dies in Chicago. He wrote “Milk Cow Blues, Empty Arms” and “Since I Met You Baby“. He wrote Dolly Parton’s “Single Women

08-11-1999Gwen Gordy (Gwendolyn Gordy) dies of cancer, at her San Diego home. She was a co-writer on “Lonely Teardrops,” recorded by Narvel Felts in 1976

09-11-1945 – Country bluesman Frank Hutchison dies. Among the first to record with a harmonica rack, he cut just 32 songs. One is, “Stackalee

09-11-1994 – Songwriter Vera Matson dies in Sherman Oaks, California. She wrote “Love Me Tender

10-11-1972Raymond Jackson dies from burns suffered when he tried to kill a rat by dousing a hole in his yard with gasoline. He wrote: “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right” and “Touch A Hand, Make A Friend

10-11-1973David “Stringbean” Akeman and his wife, Estelle, are murdered in their Ridgetop, Tennessee, home when they surprise burglars. Their bodies are discovered by Grandpa Jones

10-11-1995 – Fiddler Curly Fox dies at the Rhea County Medical Center in Graysville, Tennessee. He joined Texas Ruby to form a husband-and-wife team

11-11-1955Jerry Ross dies of a lung infection in New York. He wrote “Hernando’s Hideaway,” a song from the musical “The Pajama Game” that is parodied by Homer & Jethro

11-11-1979Dimitri Tiomkin dies in London after breaking his hip in a fall. He composed the Tex Ritter-performed theme song to the “High Noon” movie

11-11-1993 – Big band figure Erskine Hawkins dies. He appeared on the country charts with “Don’t Cry, Baby

11-11-1999Mary Reeves Davis, the widow of country singer Jim Reeves, dies at Richland Place, a nursing home in Nashville

11-11-2005 – Songwriter Sam Garrett, a.k.a. Hank Mills, dies at home in Hagerstown, Maryland. He wrote “Girl On The Billboard,” “Angel’s Sunday” and “Little Ole Wine Drinker Me

12-11-1967Dorothy Goad, a.k.a. Dollie Good, from The Girls Of The Golden West, dies. The duo’s biggest hit “There’s A Silver Moon On The Golden Gate

12-11-1972Rudolf Friml dies in Hollywood. He composed 20 Broadway musicals, including “Indian Love Call” and “Rose Marie

12-11-2000Lee Parton, Dolly Parton’s father, dies in East Tennessee following a stroke

12-11-2010 – Drummer Brian Barnett dies. A member of Hank Williams Jr.’s band, and he played on the Big & Rich singles “8th Of November,” “Comin’ To Your City” and “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)

13-11-1983 – Comedian Junior Samples dies at Forsyth County Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home in Cumming, Georgia. Samples best known act was a used-car salesman, announcing the telephone number, BR5-49

13-11-1984 – Singer-songwriter Don Addrisi dies. Together with Dick Addrisi he writes “Never My Love

14-11-2011 – Songwriter Lee Pockriss dies at his home in Bridgewater, Connecticut. He writes Faron Young’s “Love Has Finally Come My Way

15-11-1977Albert E. Brumley dies. He wrote “I’ll Fly Away

15-11-2003 – Steel guitarist Speedy West dies in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He played on hits by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Bond and Ernest Tubb, among others

15-11-2018Roy Clark dies of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Entertainer of the Year, he was an impressive guitarist, a hitmaker, a skilled comic and the longtime co-host of “Hee Haw”

16-11-1980Frank Luther dies. An early country recording artist who recorded with Carson Robison

16-11-1993 – Banjo player Joe Medford dies. He worked with Charlie Monroe and Mac Wiseman

16-11-1998J.D. Sumner, the bass singer with gospel music’s Stamps Quartet, dies of a heart attack in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

17-11-1941 – Guitarist Henry Whitter dies. His version of “The Wreck On The Southern Old 97” inspires Vernon Dalhart’s to record the song also

17-11-1951Eva Overstake Foley, the wife of Red Foley, commits suicide after discovering that her husband is having an affair

17-11-1981 – Big-band singer Bob Eberly dies. He had a country hit with “One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)

17-11-1989Jo-El Sonnier’s wife, Jamie, dies of a heart attack

17-11-1999“Sally Ann” Forrester dies. She played accordion with Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, appearing on “Kentucky Waltz

17-11-2003Don Gibson dies at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital. He wrote – “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Oh Lonesome Me,” among others

18-11-1998 – Fiddler and bass player Wade Ray dies. He worked with Rex Allen, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Ray Price

18-11-1999Doug Sahm dies at the Kachina Lodge in Taos, New Mexico. He joined Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers and Flaco Jimenez in the Tex-Mex group The Texas Tornados

18-11-2005Greg Perkins dies of cancer. He co-wrote the Dolly Parton hit “Silver And Gold

18-11-2007 – Steel guitarist John Hughey dies of a heart ailment at Hendersonville Medical Center in Tennessee

18-11-2011Darrell Scott’s father Wayne dies in a car accident in Kentucky

19-11-1966Francis Craig dies following a heart attack in Sewanee, Tennessee. He wrote “Near You

19-11-1983Carolyn Leigh dies in New York City. Her best-known song: “Young At Heart

19-11-1992Bobby Russell dies in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Russell wrote: “Honey,” “Little Green Apples” and “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

20-11-2004 – Fiddler Charlie Cline dies in Jasper, Alabama. He played with Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, appearing on “Wheel Hoss,” “In The Pines” and “Blue Moon Of Kentucky

20-11-2006 – Movie director Robert Altman dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He co-wrote the John Anderson hit “Black Sheep

21-11-1952Tawnee Hall, a guitarist for Lefty Frizzell, dies in Eastman, Georgia

21-11-1965 – Fiddler Cecil Brower dies during a party at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City of a perforated ulcer

22-11-1943Lorenz Hart dies of pneumonia in New York. He wrote “My Funny Valentine,” “The Lady Is A Tramp” and “Blue Moon

22-11-1959Sam Lewis dies in New York. He was the writer of “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody,” “Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)” and “In The Hills Of Tennessee

22-11-1981 – Songwriter Harry Warren dies in Los Angeles. He wrote “Jeepers Creepers,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “I Only Have Eyes For You

22-11-2003Vince Matthews dies at Nashville’s St. Thomas Hospital. He wrote “Love In The Hot Afternoon

22-11-2003Jack Emerson dies at his home in Nashville. He and Steve Earle formed E-Squared Records

22-11-2003Dick Thomas dies in Abington, Pennsylvania. His hits include “Sioux City Sue” and “The Beaut From Butte

22-11-2008Alan Gordon dies of cancer at home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He wrote T.G. Sheppard’s “Happy Together

23-11-1969Spade Cooley dies of a heart attack after a benefit concert for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Association

23-11-1982 – Comedian Grady Nutt dies in a plane crash in Vinemont, Alabama

23-11-1983Tom Evans commits suicide in New Haw, in the U.K. He co-wrote “Without You

23-11-1985 – Cajun singer Al Terry dies. One of his hits was “Good Deal, Lucille

23-11-1993Eugene “Smokey” Rogers dies. His hit “A Little Bird Told Me.” He also wrote “Gone” and “Shame On You

23-11-1994Tommy Boyce dies at his Nashville home from a self-inflicted gunshot. He wrote “Come A Little Bit Closer,” a country hit for Johnny Duncan & Janie Fricke

23-11-2006Boe Tucker, the father of Tanya Tucker and her sister La Costa Tucker, dies of lung cancer in Nashville

23-11-2012 – Songwriter Frank Dycus dies in Nashville. He wrote Mark Chesnutt’s “Gonna Get A Life” and George Jones‘ “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” plus the George Strait hits: “Unwound” and “Marina Del Rey

24-11-1975Asher Sizemore dies in DeQueen, Arkansas. Elder member of a father-son duo

24-11-1977Emil Dopyera, one of the inventors of the Dobro dies

24-11-1981Clara Webb Butcher, the mother of Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue, dies of a heart attack in Nashville

24-11-1994John Berry’s father, James Berry, dies on Thanksgiving Day

24-11-2003Teddy Wilburn dies of congestive heart failure, at Nashville’s Southern Hills Medical Center. As was a member of The Wilburn Brothers

25-11-1965 – Guitarist Al Nevins dies. Member of Three Suns, who teams with Rosalie Allen and Elton Britt on “Beyond The Sunset

25-11-2004 – Songwriter Bob House dies in Hollister, Missouri. He wrote: “Could I Have This Dance,” “Mister D.J.” and “Sometimes I Get Lucky And Forget

26-11-1956Tommy Dorsey dies in Greenwich, Connecticut, after taking sleeping pills on top of liquor

26-11-1958 – Songwriter Tiny Bradshaw dies in Cincinnati, Ohio. He wrote “The Train Kept A-Rollin’

26-11-1973 – Bassist John Rostill dies, electrocuted by his guitar in his home recording studio. He wrote “Please Mr. Please,” “Let Me Be There” and “If You Love Me (Let Me Know)

27-11-1934James Everett Ritter, the father of Tex Ritter, dies in Nederland, Texas

27-11-1948Fiddlin’ John Carson’s wife, Jenny Carson, dies of cancer in Georgia

27-11-2000Walter Bailes dies in Sevierville, Tennessee. He was a member of the duo The Bailes Brothers

27-11-2006Bennett Vartanian, the original drummer Alabama, dies in Fort Payne

27-11-2011 – Percussionist Tom Roady dies of a heart attack while riding Ricky Skaggs‘ band bus. Roady played on hits by Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and Kenny Chesney

27-11-2012Mickey Baker dies in Toulouse, France. As one-half of the duo Mickey & Sylvia, he had a hit with “Love Is Strange.” He also wrote Jim Reeves‘ “Two Shadows On Your Window

28-11-1961Jimmie Rodgers‘ widow, Carrie, dies of cancer in San Antonio, Texas

28-11-1991Wanna Coffman dies from pneumonia in Whitney, Texas. Coffman was the last surviving member of The Musical Brownies

28-11-1993 – Songwriter Tommie Connor dies in Farmborough, United Kingdom. He wrote “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

28-11-2001Kal Mann dies with Alzheimer’s disease at Pompano Beach, Florida. He wrote “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

29-11-1998David “Butch” McDade dies of cancer in Maryville, Tennessee. Founding member of The Amazing Rhythm Aces. Their hits include “Third Rate Romance,” “The End Is Not In Sight” and “Amazing Grace (Used To Be Her Favorite Song)

29-11-2004Thomas “Bunky” Keels dies at his home in Madison, Tennessee. Member of Jim Reeves’ Blue Boys, he also appears on the Waylon Jennings’ “I’m A Ramblin’ Man

29-11-2007Jim Nesbitt dies of a heart ailment at his home in Florence, South Carolina. His hits: “Please Mr. Kennedy” and “Looking For More In ’64

30-11-1934Roy Turk dies of pneumonia, in Hollywood. He wrote “Are You Lonesome To-night?” and “I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)

30-11-1990Mark Chesnutt’s father, Bob Chesnutt, dies from a heart attack

30-11-1992Terry McBride’s father, Dale McBride, dies of a brain tumor

30-11-1993David Houston dies of a brain aneurysm. He earned a Grammy for “Almost Persuaded

30-11-2007Ralph Ezell dies of a heart attack in South Dakota. He played bass for Shenandoah