As 2015 comes to a close, we look back at the local musicians who have passed away over the past 12 months.
January 12, Garrett Smythe, aka drummer Tank Johnson of Deadbolt.
February 5, Professor Guy Duckworth (91), pianist, teacher, theorist acclaimed in the field of piano pedagogy.
March 26, Marlene Cutkosky Pommerenke (78), classical pianist, performed with the San Diego Symphony, released two albums.
April 26, William “Ninnie” Brown, guitar/bass with Timepiece (Wayne Riker), Shelle.
May 19, Roy L. Chuhna (97), pianist, teacher, played at Kozaks Restaurant in El Cajon for nearly two decades.
June 16, Dr. Michael Dean (90), hypnotist, released albums and singles as a hypnotist and as a singer in the 1960s and ’70s.
July 20, Steve Rodriguez (48), bassist with the Dragons, Saint Shameless.
August 3, David Martz (58), singer/songwriter.
August 6, Flavio (Pie) Romero, drummer for the Poli Chavez Band & Mosaico Super Latin Band.
August 26, Sue Delany, former KGB DJ.
August 30, “Mighty” Joe Longa (62), Hammond player with Joey Harris & the Mentals, Tomcat Courtney, Copenhagen, etc.
October 3, Dave Pike (77), vibraphonist, played with Herbie Mann and Bill Evans.
December 3, Scott Weiland (48), singer, Mighty Joe Young, Stone Temple Pilots.