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Memorial for Joseph Cosme Deaguero


Memorial for Former Member Joseph Cosme Deaguero (1944 – 2016)

joseph cosmeJoseph Cosme Deaguero was a famous vibe player with the Afro Blues Quintet Plus One and Tribe. He has passed onward to a higher octave. Joseph was the CEO of the Goldenlyre Musicianship Awards Show with BMI, and he ran the publication company Co. Mutual of Tibet. Cosme is survived by his 12 grown children, six grandkids, Orly his brother, and Birdie his sister.

Gerri Garrett, his wife of 16 years, requests in lieu of flowers to please adopt a shelter dog and send widow love offerings to Gerri Garrett, PO Box 2126, Manhattan Beach CA 90267.

Memorial services will be held at Hermosa Beach pier May 15 at 5 p.m.

Final Note: Bill Henderson

3/19/1926 – 4/3/2016

Bill Henderson, jazz vocalist and actor, has died of natural causes in Los Angeles, California.

Born in Chicago in 1926, William Randall Henderson made his show business debut as a singer and dancer at age 4. His father taught him the value of singing softly. He spent his teens and twenties fluctuating between school, day jobs, and trying to make it as a singer. A stint I the army provided him an opportunity to work with Vic Damone, and in 1956 Henderson made his way to New York. The jazz community took notice and his break came the following year when he recorded “Señor Blues” for Blue Note Records. A jukebox hit, the recording stands as one of the biggest selling jingles in the label’s history. Continue reading