Age 39
September 17, 1926 - October 21, 1965
Forest Hill Memorial Park - Midtown / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
When Elvis Presley cut his first ground-breaking single "That's All Right, Mama" he was backed by Sun Studio musicians Scotty Moore on guitar and Bill Black on bass. With D. J. Fontana later added as drummer, the four hit the road...
Show Business
Age 74
July 1, 1939 - August 8, 2013
Eternal Hills Memorial Park / Oceanside / California / USA / North America
Karen Black was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She rose to prominence for her work in various studio and independent films in the 1970s, frequently portraying eccentric and offbeat characters, and estab...
Show Business
Age 86
August 29, 1922 - October 19, 2008
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Mr. Blackwell, whose first name was Richard, was a little-known dress designer when he issued his first tongue-in-cheek criticism of Hollywood fashion disasters for 1960 – long before Joan Rivers and others turned such ridicule ...
Age 59
February 21, 1903 - October 7, 1962
New Crown Cemetery / Indianapolis / Indiana / USA / North America
Scrapper Blackwell, together with Leroy Carr are arguably the two most underrated blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s. What is undeniable is the two together created some of the most recorded blues classics including How Long, ...
Show Business
Age 81
May 30, 1908 - July 10, 1989
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" Mel Blanc developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd with precision and a uniquely expressive vocal range.
Business and Finance
Age 64
August 25, 1864 - September 21, 1928
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Blanchard was influential in the art and music world of his adopted city of Los Angeles he founded the Brahms Quartet, served as President of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, and formed the Community Park and Arts Association o...
Age 36
September 24, 1893 - December 19, 1929
Blind Lemon Jefferson Memorial Cemetery (the former Wortham Black Cemetery) / Wortham / Texas / USA / North America
Neglected and ignored until recently by his own home state, Blind Lemon Jefferson is nonetheless revered internationally as a seminal figure in the history of the blues with 89 classic blues songs recorded in just 4 years time.
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 72
February 28, 1824 - February 22, 1897
Kensal Green Cemetery / North Kensington / London / United Kingdom / Europe
Charles Blondin was a French tightrope walker and acrobat. During the winter of 1858, a 34-year-old French acrobat traveled to Niagara Falls hoping to become the first person to cross the “boiling cataract.” Noting the masses ...
Age 37
July 28, 1943 - February 15, 1981
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Michael Bloomfield was an American guitarist and composer who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, as he rarely sang before 1969. Respect...
Show Business
Age 49
June 23, 1925 - June 6, 1975
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Larry Blyden was a Tony Award winning actor, director and producer known for his work in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Harold as well as guest spots on Twilight Zone and The Fugitive
Historical Figure
Age 91
February 11, 1926 - January 20, 2018
Cimetière de Collonges-au-Mont-d-Or / Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or / France / Europe
Paul Bocuse was a French chef based in Lyon who was known for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine. A student of Eugénie Brazier, he was one of the most prominent chefs associated with the ...
Age 29
September 30, 1947 - September 16, 1977
Golders Green Crematorium / London / United Kingdom / Europe
As the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for T Rex, Marc Bolan captivated generations with his strutting music and hyper-sexual charisma. Sporting makeup, glitter, a top hat with flowing locks of gorgeous hair, Bolan was on th...
Age 62
February 20, 1844 - September 5, 1906
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Ludwig Boltzmann was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time. His fame is due to his pioneering research work on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics (his basic equation of kinetic gas theory and the second prin...
World Leaders
Age 51
August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821
Les Invalides / Paris / 7th arrondissement / France / Europe
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military general, the first emperor of France and one of the world's greatest military leaders. Napoleon revolutionized military organization and training, sponsored the Napoleonic Code, reorganized...
Age 32
May 31, 1948 - September 25, 1980
St. Michael and All Angels Church Rushock / Droitwich / United Kingdom / Europe
John Bonham was and remains the greatest, most influential Rock Drummer of all-time and best known as the drummer for Led Zeppelin. Describing the style of John Bonham's drumming instantly conjurs up visions of the thunderous powe...
Age 62
February 16, 1935 - January 5, 1998
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer Sonny Bono began his career struggling to write songs while working as a waiter, a construction worker, a truck driver and a butcher's helper. In his 20's he immersed himself in the music ...
Age 43
December 17, 1939 - November 8, 1983
Providence Memorial Park / Metairie / Louisiana / USA / North America
Booker was a New Orleans rhythm and blues keyboardist whose unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz standards. Musician Dr. John described Booker as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever ...
Age 27
April 1, 1958 - December 22, 1985
Green Hills Memorial Park / Rancho Palos Verdes / California / USA / North America
D. Boon was a pioneer of the punk scene in the early 1980s in Los Angeles, California. As singer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock trio the Minutemen, D. Boon mixed funk, punk, metal, country and a healthy dose...
Historical Figure
Age 85
November 2, 1734 - September 26, 1820
Frankfort Cemetery / Frankfort / Kentucky / USA / North America
Daniel Boone, a bonafide legend during his own lifetime, was an American pioneer and frontiersman whose exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone became famous for his exploration and settlement of...
Show Business
Age 59
November 13, 1833 - June 7, 1893
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Considered the most accomplished Shakespearean actor of his time, Edwin Booth even eclipsed his father’s fame. Born in 1833 Edwin made his professional stage debut at the age of 15 and stepped into the title role of Richard III ...