April 10, 2018 Yvonne Staples, background vocalist for her family's hit-making pop and soul group, the Staple Singers, has died of colon cancer at her home in Chicago. She was 80.
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March 4, 2018 Russell M. Solomon, founder of Tower Records, died at age 92 while drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars on TV.
Feb 11, 2018 Vic Damone, a popular 1950s crooner and nightclub star, has died at age 89.
Feb 9, 2018 Craig MacGregor, longtime bassist for Foghat, had died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 68.
Feb 7, 2018 Mickey Jones, drummer for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition who toured the world with Bob Dylan in 1966, has died at 76.
Feb 7, 2018 Pat Torpey, drummer and backing vocalist for the rock band Mr. Big, has died at age 64.
Feb 3, 2018 Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, a prolific jazz drummer who played drums on Michael Jackson's classic "Billie Jean," died at age 65.
Feb 1, 2018 Dennis Edwards, former lead singer for Motown pioneers the Temptations, has died at the age of 74.
Jan 24, 2018 Mark Edward Smith, lead singer of the post-punk group The Fall, has died in England at age 60.
Jan 23, 2018 Hugh Masekela, South-African jazz trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist who played with the Byrds and Paul Simon, has died. He was 78.
Jan 20, 2018 Jim Rodford, long time bass guitarist for Argent, The Kink and the modern version of the Zombies, has died after a fall down a stairway at his home in England. He was 76.
Jan 16, 2018 Dave Holland, drummer for Judas Priest from 1979 until 1989, has died at his home in Spain. He was 69.
Jan 15, 2018 Dolores O'Riordan, singer with the rock band The Cranberries, has died at age 46.
Jan 15, 2018 Edwin Hawkins, a gospel singer known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day!", has died in California at age 74.
Jan 5, 2018 Ray Thomas, flautist, vocalist and founding member of the Moody Blues, has died at age 76.
Jan 2, 2018 Rick Hall, owner of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, influential in recording country and soul music, has died at age 85.
Jan 2, 2018 Tony Calder, a music promoter who worked with the Beatles, Rolling Stones and others, has died at a London Hospital following a battle with pneumonia. He was 74.
Dec 5, 2017 French rock star Johnny Hallyday, known as "The Elvis Presley of France", has died at age 74.
Nov 30, 2017 Jim Nabors, an American actor, singer, and comedian known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle and for his baritone singing voice, has died at 87.
Nov 21, 2017 David Cassidy, known for his role of Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, has died in Florida at the age of 67.
Nov 19, 2017 Country music legend Mel Tillishas died in Florida at age 85.
Nov 17, 2017 Malcolm Young, co-founder of AC/DC, has died at age 64.
Sept 23, 2017 Charles Bradley, an American R&B singer who called himself "the screaming eagle of soul," has died of liver cancer in Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 68.
Sept 19, 2017 Johnny Sandlin, a musician, recording engineer and producer best known for producing albums by bands such as the Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Wet Willie, and Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, has died at age 72.
Sept 14, 2017 Grant Hart, drummer, vocalist and songwriter for the influential Minnesota rock band Hüsker Dü, has after battling kidney cancer. He was 56.
Sept 8, 2017 Don Williams, one of the biggest stars in country music during the late 1970s, has died at age 78.
Sept 8, 2017 Troy Gentry, half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died following a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey. He was 50 years old.
Sept 5, 2017 Rick Stevens, a lead vocalist for Tower of Power in the band's early days, has died at age 77.
Sept 3, 2017 Walter Becker, co-founder, guitarist and songwriter of the band Steely Dan, had died in Hawaii at age 67.
Sept 3, 2017 Dave Hlubek, founding member of Southern rock band Molly Hatchet, has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 66.
August 18, 2017 Albert Austin Burgess, a rockabilly guitarist and singer, has died at a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital following a fall at his home.
August 8, 2017 Glen Campbell, singer/songwriter, actor and TV Host, affectionately known as the "Rhinestone Cowboy," has died after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. He was 81.
August 1, 2017 Goldy McJohn, a founding member and keyboardist of Canadian rockers Steppenwolf, has died at age 72.
July 14, 2017 David Zablidowsky, known as David Z, Adrenaline Mob and Trans-Siberian Orchestra Bassist, was killed in a tragic Florida accident.
May 27, 2017 Gregg Allman, founding member of the Allman Brother Band, has died at age 69 in his home in Savanah, Georgia due to complications from liver cancer.
May 1, 2017 Col. Bruce Hampton, jam-band guitarist and founder of the Hampton Grease band, has passed away after collapsing on stage at his 70th birthday celebration concert.
April 15, 2017 Allan Holdsworth, a progressive rock and jazz fusion guitar pioneer, has died at age 70.
April 15, 2017 Sylvia Moy, a Motown songwriter who helped write the Stevie Wonder hits "My Cherie Amour" and "I Was Made to Love Her," has died. She was 78.
April 12, 2017 Keni Richards, the drummer for Autograph, known for their 1984 hit "Turn Up The Radio," has at age 60.
April 11, 2017 John Warren "J." Geils Jr., leader and founder of the J. Geils Band, has died at his home at the age of 71.
April 10, 2017 Banner Thomas , the original bassist for Southern rockers Molly Hatchet, has died in Florida at age 63.
April 9, 2017 Bob Wootton, who played guitar in the Johnny Cash Tennessee Three for nearly 30 years, has died at age 75.
April 5, 2017 Paul O'Neill, a rock music producer and the creative force behind Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has died from an undisclosed illness. He was 61.
March 30, 2017 Rosie Hamlin, lead singer of Rosie and the Originals, the early Sixties group known for their hit single "Angel Baby," has died at age 71.
March 24, 2017 Pete Shotton, John Lennon‘s childhood friend during their school days in Liverpool and a member of Quarrymen, has passed away. He was 75.
March 22, 2017 John "Sib" Hashian, the original drummer for the band Boston, died on stage at age 67.
March 18, 2017 Don Hunstein, legendary Rock Photographer for Columbia Records, had died at 88.
March 18, 2017 Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called "the Father of Rock 'n' Roll," has died at his home outside St. Louis. He was 90.
March 16, 2017 James Cotton, blues harmonica legend, has died after a bout of pneumonia. He was 81.
March 13, 2017 Tommy LiPuma, a Grammy Award-Winning producer and music industry executive, has died at the age of 80.
March 12, 2017 Joey Alves, founding member and guitarist with Y&T, has died at the age of 63 after a battle with ulcerative colitis.
March 10, 2017 Joni Sledge, a founding member of the vocal group Sister Sledge, was found dead in her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was 60 years old.
March 4, 2017 Valerie Carter, a talented singer-songwriter who had a successful solo career but is most remembered as a backup singer on numerous hit records, has died. She was 64.
March 3, 2017 Lyle Ritz, a bassist who was one of a group of session musicians known as the “Wrecking Crew,” has died at the age of 87.
March 3, 2017 Jim Fuller, a co-founding member of the Surfaris whose lead guitar work is heard on the band's signature hit "Wipe Out," has died at the age of 69.
March 3, 2017 Tommy Page, singer and music executive, known for his 1990 number 1 hit "I'll Be Your Everything" has died at age 46 of an apparent suicide.
Feb 20, 2017 Ilene Berns, former director of Bang Records, has died at age 73.
Feb 19, 2017 Larry Coryell, a jazz guitarist known as the Godfather of Fusion, has passed away at age 73.
Feb 18, 2017 Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, has died. He was 73.
Feb 17, 2017 Alan Aldridge, a British-born artist and graphic designer famous for his album covers and his association with the Beatles, has died. He was 78.
Feb 12, 2017 Al Jarreau, Grammy-award winning jazz singer, has died at 76.
Feb 5, 2017 Sonny Geraci, who was the lead singer for The Outsiders and then later Climax, has passed away at the age of 69.
Feb 4, 2017 Steve Lang, who joined Canadian rockers April Wine replacing original bassist Jim Clench, has died at the age of 67.
Jan 31, 2017 John Wetton, who found fame as a member of rock groups King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash and Asia, has died of colon cancer at age 67.
Jan 28, 2017 Geoffrey James "Geoff" Nicholls, longtime keyboardist for the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, has died of lung cancer at age 72.
Jan 24, 2017 Butch Trucks, drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has passed by his own hand at age 69.
Jan 23, 2017 Bobby Freeman was an African-American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and record producer from San Francisco, California.
Jan 22, 2017 Pete Overend Watts, founding member and bassist of the 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople, has died of throat cancer at age 69.
Jan 21, 2017 Walter "Junie" Morrison, keyboardist with the Ohio Players, George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic, and Soul II Soul, has passed at age 62.
Jan 21, 2017 Maggie Roche, one of the three singing sisters that called their group The Roches, has passed away at age 65 of breast cancer.
Jan 20, 2017 Ronald "Bingo" Mundy, of the doo-wop group The Marcels, has died at age 76 of pneumonia.
Jan 18, 2017 Howard Kaufman, Manager of Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks and the Eagles, has died at age 79 after a long illness.
Jan 18, 2017 Mike Kellie, the original drummer for Spooky Tooth, has died after a short illness. He was 69.
Jan 16, 2017 Steve Wright, the original bass player of The Greg Kihn Band, has died of a heart attack.
Jan 13, 2017 Yanni Alexis Mardas, an early employee of the Beatles' Apple Corps who was known as "Magic Alex," has died after a battle with pneumonia. He was 74.
Jan 11, 2017 Tommy Allsup, a guitarist in Buddy Holly's band, has passed at age 85 due to complications from a hernia operation.
Jan 10, 2017 Buddy Greco, a popular jazz and pop singer, has passed at the age of 90.
Jan 10, 2017 Peter Sarstedt, British singer, instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter, has died at age 75.
Dec 30, 2016 Allan Williams, the club owner and promoter widely credited with the discovery of The Beatles, has died. He was 86.
Dec 28, 2016 Debbie Reynolds, singer, actress and mother of Carrie Fisher, has died in Los Angeles are age 84.
Dec 25, 2016 George Michael, singer and former member of Wham! has died at age 53.
Dec 24, 2016 Rick Parfitt, guitarist for the British rock band Status Quo, has died at age 68.
Dec 7, 2016 Greg Lake, a prog-rock pioneer who co-founded King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died. He was 69.
Nov 18, 2016 Sharon Jones, the lead singer with the band Dap-Kings, has died at the age of 60.
Nov 7, 2016 Singer/songwriter/author/poet Leonard Cohen has died at age 82.
Oct, 24, 2016 Teen idol singer Bobby Vee has died peacefully after a 5-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 73.
Oct, 23, 2016 Pete Burns, lead singer of the 1980s British pop band Dead or Alive, has died at age 57.
Sept 24, 2016 Buckwheat Zydeco, who helped introduce zydeco music to the world, has died. He was 68.
Sept 16, 2016 Jerry Corbetta, the vocalist and keyboardist remembered for Sugarloaf's 1970 hit "Green-Eyed Lady," has died at age 68.
Sept 2, 2016 Jerry Heller was best known for managing west coast rap supergroup and gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A and Eazy-E. He died at age 75.
Sept 1, 2016 Fred Hellerman, the last surviving member of the influential folk music quartet the Weavers, has died. He was 89.
August 28, 2016 Juan Gabriel, iconic Mexican singer/songwriter, known as "El Divo de Juarez," has died from a heart attack at the age of 66.
August 20, 2016 Matt Roberts, the lead guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down from 1996 until he left the band in 2012, died at age 38 in a hotel outside Milwaukee.
August 6, 2016 Legendary Louisiana clarinetist Pete Fountain has died in New Orleans at age 86.
June 28, 2016 Scotty Moore, who played guitar with Elvis Presley, passed away. He was 84.
June 27, 2016 Sir Mack Rice, a Detroit songwriter who wrote “Mustang Sally,” “Respect Yourself” and other R&B hits, has died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 82.
June 24, 2016 Bernie Worrell, a founding member and keyboardist with Parliament-Funkadelic, lost his battle with lung cancer at age 72.
June 23, 2016 Ralph Stanley, the godfather of traditional bluegrass music and leader of his band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, has died at the age of 89.
June 21, 2016 Wayne Jackson a member of the Memphis Horns duo, has died. He was 74.
June 18, 2016 Bill Ham, former ZZ Top manager, has died at his home is Austin, Texas. He was 79.
June 17, 2016 Attrell Cordes, singer of the music duo P.M. Dawn, has died at age 46.
June 14, 2016 Henry McCullough was an Irish guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work as a member of Paul McCartney & Wings.
June 13, 2016 Mihaly Meszaros, the midget who appeared on The Doors "Strange Days" album cover, has died. He was 76.
June 12, 2016 Janet Waldo, voice of the animated musician Josie of TV's "Josie and the Pussycats," has died after suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. She was 96.
June 11, 2016 Christina Grimmie, who rose to fame after appearing on TV's The Voice, was shot and killed at a show in Orlando, Florida.
May 30, 2016 Thomas Fekete, guitarist for the Florida indie-rock band Surfer Blood, has died after an 18-month battle with a rare form of cancer, a sarcoma. He was 27.
May 21, 2016 Nick Menza, former drummer for metal band Megadeth, has died after collapsing on stage at a Los Angeles club during a performance with his progressive jazz trio.
May 17, 2016 Guy Clark, a singer/songwriter who wrote many popular songs, has died in Nashville after a long illness.
April 24, 2016 Papa Wemba, Africa's 'King of Rhumba Rock,' died after collapsing on stage at a concert in Ivory Coast.
April 24, 2016 Billy Paul, a jazz and soul singer best known for the 1972 hit ballad "Me and Mrs. Jones," has died at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey.
April 21, 2016 Pop superstar Prince was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.
April 7, 2016 Jimmie Van Zant, the singer/songwriter and guitarist who is cousin to Lynyrd Skynyrd members Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant, and .38 Special founder and vocalist Donnie Van Zant, has passed away at the age of 59.
April 6, 2016 Merle Haggard, country music legend, has died at his home in Northern California on his 79th birthday.
March 30, 2016 Andy Newman, founding member of Thunderclap Newman, who had a No 1 hit with "Something in the Air" in 1969, has died at the age of 73.
March 29, 2016 Patty Duke, American actress and singer, died on the morning of March 29, 2016, at the age of 69.
Mar 22, 2016 Malik Isaac Taylor, the rapper known as Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, died at age 45.
Mar 17, 2016 Steve Young, country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, known for his song "Seven Bridges Road," has died in Nashville.
Mar 16, 2016 Frank Sinatra Jr., son of the famous crooner, has died in Florida while on his "Sinatra Sings Sinatra" tour. He was 72.
Mar 10, 2016 Keith Emerson, keyboardist and founding member of the 1970s progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died at home in Santa Monica, California. He was 71.
Mar 9, 2016 Jon English, Australian singer-songwriter, TV and stage actor, has died at age 66.
Mar 8, 2016 Sir George Martin, Beatles producer, had died in his English home at age 90.
Mar 8, 2016 Ross Hannaford, regarded as one of Australia's finest rock guitarists, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 65.
Mar 5, 2016 Chip Hooper, agent for Dave Matthews and Phish, has died after a long battle with cancer.
Mar 4, 2016 Joey Martin Feek, one half of country music duo Joey + Rory, has died after a battle with cervical cancer. She was 40.
Mar 4, 2016 Gayle McCormick, singer of the Los Angeles pop rock group Smith, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 67 years old.
Feb 22, 2016 Allan Rouse, an Abbey Road recording engineer who worked on most of the Beatles albums since Anthology, has passed.
Feb 22, 2016 Sonny James, country superstar, has died in hospice care in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 87.
Feb 15, 2016 Vanity, lead singer of the 1980s girl group Vanity 6 and an early protégé of Prince, has died after years of battling kidney disease and related illnesses.
Feb 6, 2016 Dan Hicks, leader of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, has died of cancer at age 74.
Feb 3, 2016 Maurice White, founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died in Los Angeles at age 74.
Jan 28, 2016 Paul Kantner, founding member and guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.
Jan 28, 2016 Signe Anderson, the original vocalist for Jefferson Airplane, has died at age 74.
Jan 18, 2016 Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, has died at age 67.
Jan 17, 2016 Mic Gillette, founding member of Tower of Power, has died at age 64.
Jan 17, 2016 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, drummer and founding member of the 1970's glam rock group Mott the Hoople
Jan 16, 2016 Gary Loizzo was the lead singer of 1960s rock band The American Breed. Their biggest hit was 1967's "Bend Me, Shape Me".
Jan 10, 2016 Rock superstar David Bowie has died in New York City after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Jan 8, 2016 Red Simpson, one of the last surviving architects of country music's “Bakersfield Sound," has died after suffering a heart attack.
Jan 4, 2016 Robert Stigwood, the Australian-born producer who managed the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton and Cream then later created the movies "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" has died at age 81.
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