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  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

     Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer
    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.
  • Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer
    Ed Shaughnessy, whose mutton-chop whiskers and swinging rhythms made him one of the most famous drummers in jazz during his nearly three decades with Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" band, has died. He was 84. Shaughnessy had a heart attack Friday at his...

    Marian McPartland dies at 95; pioneering female jazz pianist

    Marian McPartland dies at 95; pioneering female jazz pianist
    Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and composer whose radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" was National Public Radio's longest running and most widely carried jazz program, has died. She was 95. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at...

    Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book

    Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book
    Bert Weedon was a legendary British guitar player who influenced a generation of budding rock stars with his popular "Play in a Day" instructional book. Eric Clapton, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison are among...

    PASSINGS: Yvette Wilson, Margie Hyams

    PASSINGS: Yvette Wilson, Margie Hyams
    Yvette Wilson Actress on 'Moesha,' 'The Parkers' Yvette Wilson, 48, a stand-up comedian and actress best known for her roles on the TV sitcom "Moesha" and its spinoff, "The Parkers," died Thursday after a battle with cervical cancer. Wilson's friend...