Age 51
December 21, 1946 - February 6, 1998
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Carl Wilson playing the guitar as a teenager when brothers Brian and Dennis, cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine formed a music group called the Beach Boys in 1961. In addition to guitar Brian's vocals can be heard on Good Vibr...
Age 32
March 19, 1953 - October 12, 1985
Oconee Hills Cemetery / Athens / Georgia / USA / North America
With their bouffant coifs, thrift store fashion and dance-infected retrofitted sound, The B-52's rocked the house in the early 80s by capturing the attentions of the "so what?" generation. Founded by Ricky Wilson and his fellow ki...
Age 65
June 10, 1910 - January 10, 1976
Oakridge-Glen Oaks Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Chester Arthur Burnett, known as Howlin’ Wolf or Howling Wolf, was one of the most influential musicians of the post–World War II era. His electric blues guitar, backing his powerful, howling voice, helped shape rock and roll....
Age 83
July 28, 1915 - October 14, 1998
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
At his peak, Yankovic traveled around the world and performed 325 shows a year and sold 30 million records during his lifetime thus earning the title "America's Polka King". In 1969 he became a charter member of the Polka Hall of...
Age 49
August 27, 1909 - March 15, 1959
The Evergreens Cemetery / Brooklyn / New York / USA / North America
Lester Young, nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist who is considered by many to be the greatest, most influential tenor sax player in the jazz idiom. Lester rose to prominence with the Count Basie Orc...
Age 75
July 7, 1932 - September 11, 2007
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Joe Zawinul was an Austrian jazz and jazz fusion keyboardist and composer who first come to prominence with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. Zawinul went on to play with Miles Davis and to become one of the creators of jazz fusion...