Posted by themusicsover on December 12, 2011
DOB Unknown – December 12, 2011
John Atterberry was a respected music manager, publisher, and promoter who began his career at Tabu Records where he worked in A&R. After a short detour into the fashion industry, Atterberry was named Vice President of Death Row Records where he was instrumental to the success of such acts as Snoop Dog, Tupac Shakur and Doctor Dre. He later formed Margela Records & Consulting, and then, Infusion Music Group, a publishing company that counted the Spice Girls and Jessica Simpson among its artists. In 2007, Atterberry went to work for GridLock, an event promotions company while also acting as CFO of the VIP Group, a real estate brokerage firm. On Friday, December 9, 2011 Atterberry was on Sunset Boulevard at Vine Street when he was shot in the face and upper body by Tyler Brehm who was firing random shots into passing cars as he walked down the middle of Sunset. Police say that Brehm shot nearly 20 bullets into the air and at cars while he screamed that he wanted to die. A brave witness in a nearby building held his attention long enough for police to arrive on the scene and order him to drop his weapon. When Brehm reportedly aimed at the officers, they shot and killed him. Charles Atterberry, who was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, succumbed to his injuries on Monday, December 12, 2011. He was 40 years old.
Posted in Manager, Publishing, Record Label | Tagged: Doctor Dre, Jessica Simpson, John Atterberry, Snoop Dog, Spice Girls, Tupac Shakur | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on March 31, 2010
DOB Unknown – March 31, 2010
Caresse Henry was an artist manager who helped guide Madonna’s career for several years. After parting ways with her in 2004, Henry went on to serve as manager for the likes of Joss Stone, Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, Andrew Dice Clay and Paula Abdul. Caresse Henry was 44 when she died suddenly on March 31, 2010. Cause of death was not immediately released.
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Posted by themusicsover on March 6, 2010
November 21, 1950 – March 6, 2009
David Williams was one of pop music’s most in-demand session rhythm guitarist since the ’80s. Playing guitar since he was a teenager, Williams’ big break came when he was hired to play on Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall album. For the next several years he played on other Jackson family albums, including Michael’s Thriller, where his familiar guitar parts are featured on “Billie Jean.” Over the course of his highly successful career, Williams either recorded or toured with, to name just a small portion, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Genesis, and Diana Ross. His guitar work was such in demand, that he is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the guitarist who appears on the most #1 hit records in the world. David Williams was 58 when he died of a heart attack on March 6, 2009.
Posted in Musician | Tagged: Bryan Ferry, David Williams, Diana Ross, Genesis, Jessica Simpson, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, The Jacksons | 1 Comment »