Monday, January 02, 2017

2016: Music Losses

Yes, 2016 was a cruel year for those of us who love all the varieties of music. Here is my In Memoriam list for the year past. Music is not quite as full today as it was a year ago.

Rest in Peace!

·      Bobby Vee
·      Buckwheat Zydeco, accordion king
·      Dan Hicks, the Hot Licks, multi-genre singer/songwriter
·      David Bowie
·      Gato Barbieri, jazz legend
·      George Michael
·      Glenn Frey, Eagles
·      Glenn Yarbrough, Folk-era star
·      Greg Lake, Emerson, Lake and Palmer
·      Guy Clark, country/folk singer/songwriter
·      Kay Starr, pop and jazz singer
·      Keith Emerson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer
·      Leon Russell
·      Leonard Cohen
·      Maurice White, Earth, Wind and Fire
·      Merle Haggard
·      Mose Allison, jazz legend
·      Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane
·      Pete Fountain, jazz legend
·      Phil Chess, Chess Records co-founder
·      Prince
·      Ralph Stanley, bluegrass legend
·      Red Army Choir
·      Rudy Van Gelder, Miles Davis’ engineer
·      Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley guitarist/legend
·      Sharon Jones, soul singer
·      Sir George Martin, famed Beatles producer
·      Sonny James, country star
·      Toots Thielemans, jazz legend

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