Category Archives: Final Notes / In Memoriam

Final Note: Glen Campbell

Life Member. Singer-songwriter/guitar
4/22/1936 – 8/8/2017

Glen Travis Campbell was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor. A Life Member of AFM Local 47, he was best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS television, from January 1969 through June 1972. Continue reading

Final Note: Victor Bruce Glazer

Former Member. Piano
1/28/1947 – 7/3/2017

by Pam Glazer

Victor Bruce Glazer of Delray Beach, FL, died on 7/3/17 at age 70 Born in Philadelphia, PA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Doris Glazer. Vic is survived by his wife, Pam, his beloved and devoted wife of 38 years, his children – Kenny Charles (Tammy) of Englewood, FL, and Nancy (Jason) Downey of Raymond, NH. He is also survived by his devoted sister, Cindi (Jim) East of Chino, CA. Vic had four adored grandchildren, Kayla Charles, Andrew and Caitlyn Downey, and Amber Van Sickle; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by many friends and colleagues in the music industry. Continue reading

In Memoriam: August 2017

Harold (Hershey) Bell
Life Member. Trumpet
11/10/1924 – 7/9/2017
Survived by spouse

William S. Bryson
Life Member. Guitar
11/10/1946 – 4/30/2017
Survived by spouse

Aeros DeAnda Pierce
10/30/1948 – 6/14/2017
Survived by spouse

Joseph ‘Teddy Haynes’ Preciado
Life Member. Guitar
12/31/1923 – 7/8/2017
Survived by spouse & child

Memorial Service: Isabelle Daskoff

Isabelle Daskoff Samuels, with principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, Laszlo Varga, February 4, 2009. (Photo by J. Kessler)

Life Member. Violin
6/4/1922 – 7/20/2017

Isabelle Daskoff was born in Illinois, but moved to Los Angeles when she was a child. (Her mother hoped that Isabelle and her sister, Bernardine, would become child movie stars.)

After graduation from UCLA, Isabelle moved back east, where she married Ralph Samuels, a noted photographer from Manchester, England. She was a longtime member of the New York City Opera Orchestra.

Relocating to Los Angeles in the early ’70s, Isabelle was active in the orchestras of the recording, motion picture and television industries, and in symphonic concerts. For many years, until her retirement, she was a member of the orchestra of The Simpsons.

Services for Isabelle will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles CA 90045.

Final Note: Derrick Lefebvre

8/24/1974 – 4/17/2017

by Lars Clutterham

This sequel to the original notice of the untimely passing of film music prep musician, Derrick Lefebvre (as initially published in the June Overture), is provided in order to expand on his contribution to the L.A. film music scene during his all-too-short career in the industry.

A native of Kokomo, Indiana, and a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, with degrees in both Music Education and Composition, Derrick — like a number of his eventual music industry colleagues — came to L.A. to study film music composition at USC. Continue reading