DEAD: Art Neville (aged 81)
American funk and R&B musician, singer, and songwriter
Arthur Lanon Neville (December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans.
Neville is a part of one of the notable musical families of New Orleans, the Neville Brothers. He was a founding member of The Meters, whose musical style represents New Orleans funk. He also played with the spinoff group The Funky Meters.
Neville played on recordings by many notable artists from New Orleans and elsewhere, including Labelle (on “Lady Marmalade”), Paul McCartney, Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, Dr. John and Professor Longhair.
DEATH: Neville died at age 81 on July 22, 2019, after years of declining health.