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August 2, 2020 Steve Holland, the last surviving member of the classic lineup of Southern rockers Molly Hatchet, has died after a prolonged illness. He was 66.

July 25, 2020 Peter Green, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac and author of rock classics like "Black Magic Woman", has died in his sleep in age 73.

July 19, 2020 Emitt Rhodes, a noted singer/singwriter who began his career in 1964 with Southern California garage rock band The Palace Guard, has died at age 70.

July 12, 2020 Judy Dyble, the original lead singer of the British folk group Fairport Convention, has died at age 71 after suffering from lung cancer.

July 6, 2020 Charlie Daniels, a country music star best known for his 1979 crossover hit 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia,' has died at 83.

July 1, 2020 Max Crook, a pioneer of electronic music in pop and co-writer of Del Shannon's 1961 hit "Runaway", has died. He was 83.

June 29, 2020 Johnny Mandel, a grammy award winning songwriter remembered for writing the theme song from M*A*S*H, has died at age 94.

June 27, 2020 Tom Finn, a founding member of The Left Banke, a baroque pop group remembered for hit songs "Walk Away Renée" and "Pretty Ballerina" has died at 71.

June 12, 2020 Ricky Valance, Welsh singer remembered for his 1960 song Tell Laura I Love Her, has died at age 84.

June 8, 2020 Bonnie Pointer, founding member of The Pointer Sisters, has died from a cardiac arrest at age 69.

June 3, 2020 Steve Priest, bassist and later vocalist for the British glam rock band Sweet, has died at the age of 72 years.

May 28, 2020 Bob Kulick, a guitarist and producer known for working with Alice Cooper, W.A.S.P., Lou Reed, Meatloaf and others, has died. He was 70.

May 17, 2020 Lucky Peterson, a blues musician who, as a child, was mentored by Willie Dixon, has passed away in Texas. He was 55.

May 15, 2020 Phil May of the influential British band the Pretty Things has died from complications after hip surgery due to a cycling accident. He was 75.

May 14, 2020 Guitarist Jorge Santana, younger brother of Carlos Santana, has died at age 68.

May 13, 2020 Beckett Cypher, the son of Melissa Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher, has died of a drug overdose. He was 21.

May 10, 2020 Betty Wright, an iconic Soul and R&B singer of hits such as "Clean Up Woman," has died at age 66.

May 9, 2020 Little Richard, the flamboyant Rock 'n Roll pioneer known for hits such as "Tutti Frutti" (1955) and "Long Tall Sally" (1956), has died at age 87.

May 6, 2020 Brian Howe, singer for Bad Company after the departure of Paul Rodgers, has died of heart failure. He was 66.

May 5, 2020 Millie Small, a Jamaican singer and songwriter best known for her 1964 recording of "My Boy Lollipop", has died of an apparent stroke. She was 73.

May 3, 2020 Dave Greenfield, a member of the British punk rock band The Stanglers, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 71.

April ?, 2020 Florian Schneider, founding member of the German electronic quartet Kraftwerk, has died at age 73 after a short battle with cancer.

April 28, 2020 Bobby Lewis, a rhythm and blues singer best known for his 1961 hit singles "Tossin' and Turnin'" and "One Track Mind", has died.

April 27, 2020 Troy Sneed, a Grammy-nominated gospel singer and record label founder, has died of complications from Covid-19. He was 52.

April 19, 2020 Ian Whitcomb, British singer/songwriter who had a top hit in 1965 with "You Turn Me On", has died in Los Angeles at age 78.

April 17, 2020 Matthew Seligman, a bass guitarist best known for his association with the new wave music scene of the 1980s, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 64.

April 14, 2020 Kenny Young, a songwriter most famous for co-writing the Drifters 1964 hit "Under the Boardwalk," had died of cancer at age 79.

April 7, 2020 Steve Farmer, the original lead singer for the Amboy Dukes and co-composer (along with Ted Nugent) of the classic "Journey to the Center of the Mind", has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 71.

April 7, 2020 John Prine, influential singer/songwriter beloved by millions, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 73.

April 7, 2020 Eddy Davis, a banjoist who called himself the Manhattan Minstrel, died in New York City of complications from coronavirus. He was 79.

April 6, 2020 Hal Willner, a music producer who worked with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull and was a long-time Saturday Night Live staffer, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 64.

April 1, 2020 Bucky Pizzarelli, jazz guitar virtuoso, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 94.

April 1, 2020 Ellis Marsalis Jr., a New Orleans jazz piano legend and patriarch of a musical family, with sons Branford and Wynton rising to international acclaim, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 85.

April 1, 2020 Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated songwriter, has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was 52.

March 31, 2020 Wallace Roney, legendary jazz trumpeter, has died of complications from the novel Coronavirus. He was 59.

March 30, 2020 Bill Withers, soul singer-songwriter known for hits such as "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me", has died of heart failure. He was 81.

March 29, 2020 Alan Merrill, whose song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" was a huge hit when recorded by Joan Jett, has died of complications from Coronavirus. He was 69.

March 29, 2020 Joe Diffie, a country music superstar known for his lighthearted songs about country life, has died from complications of Coronavirus. He was 61.

March 26, 2020 Neil Landon, singer/songwriter who co-founded the band Fat Mattress with guitarist/singer Noel Redding, has died in Hamburg at the age of 78.

March 24, 2020 Cy Tucker, a 1960s pop legend who played in clubs alongside the Beatles, has died in the UK after contracting Coronavirus. He was 76.

March 24, 2020 Bill Rieflin, drummer and keyboardist who joined King Crimson in 2013, has died. He was 59.

March 23, 2020 Mike Longo, jazz pianist, composer, author and longtime musical director for Dizzy Gillespie, has died from complications of coronavirus. He was 83.

March 22, 2020 Julie Felix, a folksinger from Santa Barbara, California who found success on British television, has died at age 81.

March 22, 2020 Eric Weissberg, half of the duo that scored a #2 hit in 1973 with “Dueling Banjos,” has died at age 80.

March 20, 2020 Jerry Slick, drummer for the mid-1960's San Francisco band The Great Society, and ex-husband of singer Grace Slick, has died at age 80.

March 20, 2020 Kenny Rogers, a country singer who sold over 100 Million Records, has died at age 81.

March 12, 2020 Danny Ray Thompson, baritone saxophonist with the avant-garde jazz outfit Sun Ra Arkestra, has died at age 72.

March 6, 2020 McCoy Tyner, an influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81.

March 4, 2020 Barbara Martin, an original member of the 1960s Motown girl group The Supremes, has died at age 76.

Fed 28, 2020 Mike Somerville, guitarist for Head East who wrote their hit song "Never Been Any Reason", has died at age 67 after a long, undisclosed illness.

Fed 24, 2020 David Roback, one half of the alternative rock duo Mazzy Star, has died of cancer at age 61.

Fed 11, 2020 Paul English, the longtime drummer for Willie Nelson, died at the age of 87.

Fed 1, 2020 Andy Gill, a founding member and lead guitarist for the British post-punk band Gang of Four, has died. He was 64.

Jan 26, 2020 Bob Shane, the last surviving original member of the Kingston Trio, has died. He was 85.

Jan 19, 2020 Robert Parker, an American R&B singer best known for his 1966 hit, "Barefootin'," has died at age 89.

Jan 18, 2020 David Olney, a renowned folksinger with a five decade career, died onstage during a performance in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. He was 71.

Jan 14, 2020 Steve Martin Caro, the original lead singer of the 1960s pop band The Left Banke, has died of heart disease at age 71.

Jan 7, 2020 Neil Peart, drummer for the rock band Rush, has died after quietly battling brain cancer. He was 67.

Jan 1, 2020 Marty Grebb, who played keyboards for The Buckinghams in the late 1960s and later worked with Eric Clapton, has died at age 74.

Dec 29, 2019 Neil Innes, who collaborated with Monty Python and played in the Rutles and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band has died.

Dec 27, 2019 Jack Sheldon voice of Schoolhouse Rock! hits "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill" has died.

Dec 9, 2019 Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer for the 1980s pop band Roxette, has died of cancer at age 61.

Nov 7, 2019 Robert Freeman, a British photographer and graphic designer known for his work with the Beatles, has died in a London hospital at the age of 82 years.

Oct 26, 2019 Paul Barrere, a member of Little Feat, has died at age 71. He had been battling liver cancer.

Oct 12, 2019 George ‘Pops’ Chambers, singer and bassist with the Chambers Brothers, has died at the age of 88.

Oct 9, 2019 Ginger Baker, the dynamic drummer who helped bring Cream to the forefront of Rock 'n' Roll, has died at age 80.

Sept 23, 2019 Robert Hunter, who wrote some of the Grateful Dead's most iconic lyrics, has died at the age of 78.

Sept 15, 2019 Ric Ocasek, lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the New Wave rock band Cars, has died at age 75.

Sept 13, 2019 Singer Eddie Money, remembered for 80's hits including "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at age 70.

Sept 5, 2019 Jimmy Johnson, a member of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama group of studio musicians known as the “Swampers,” had died at age 76.

August 1, 2019 Heavily tattooed model/actor Rick Genest, known as Zombie Boy, has died near Montreal of a reported suicide.

July 22, 2019 Art Neville, a member of the Neville Brothers and a fixture of the New Orleans music scene, has died. He was 81.

July 6, 2019 Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who founded the band Savuka, and also recorded as a solo act, has died at 66.

June 29, 2019 Gary Duncan, guitarist for the San Francisco based psychedelic band Quicksilver Messenger Service, has died at age 72.

June 6, 2019 Dr. John, legendary New Orleans musician, has died at age 77.

May 31, 2019 Roky Erickson, a founding member of psychedelic rock pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators, has died at age 71.

May 30, 2019 Leon Redbone, a quirky musician who performed renditions of jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics, has died at age 69 years.

May 13, 2019 Doris Day, singer and actress, has died in California at the age of 97.

April 13, 2019 Paul Raymond, guitarist and keyboard player for UFO and the Michael Schenker Group, has died of a heart attack at 73.

March 26, 2019 Roger Charlery, better known as Ranking Roger, the vocalist of British bands General Public and the English Beat, has died at age 56.

March 16, 2019 Dick Dale, the King of Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.

March 11, 2019 Hal Blaine, drummer and member of the famed Wrecking Crew whose worked appears on numerous hit recordings, has passed at age 90.

March 4, 2019 Keith Flint, singer for the English band The Prodigy, is dead at 49 from an apparent suicide.

March 1, 2019 Stephan Ellis, the former bassist for Survivor, has died at the age of 69.

Feb 26, 2019 Andy Anderson, an English drummer best known for his work with the Cure, has died of terminal cancer at age 68.

Feb 24, 2019 Mark Hollis, the lead singer and principal songwriter of the English band Talk Talk, has died at age 64.

Feb 21, 2019 Peter Tork, bassist of The Monkees, has died. He was 77.

Feb 7, 2019 Frank Gagliano, founding member and keyboardist of the St. Louis, Missouri rock band Mama's Pride, has died at 68.

Jan 29, 2019 James Ingram, R&B singer and two-time Grammy Award winner, had died at age 66.

Jan 28, 2019 Paul Whaley, the original drummer for rock band Blue Cheer, has died of heart failure at the age of 72.

Jan 19, 2019 Ted McKenna, the Scottish drummer who played for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher and The Michael Schenker Group, has died at age 68.

Jan 17, 2019 Reggie Young, a studio guitarist famed for his work on numerous classic recordings in rock and country music, has died in Tennessee at age 82.

Jan 5, 2019 Eric Haydock, a British musician best known as the original bass guitarist of The Hollies, has died at age 75.

Jan 2, 2019 "Captain" Daryl Dragon, one half of popular 1970s singing duo The Captain & Tennille, has died of Kidney Failure. He was 76.

Dec 31, 2018 Dean Ford, vocalist for the Scottish band Marmalade, remembered for their global hit “Reflections of My Life,” died of complications of Parkinson's Disease at age 72.

Dec 31, 2018 Ray Sawyer, who sang on Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show's hits "Cover of the Rolling Stone" and "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman," has died in Florida at the age of 81.

Dec 13, 2018 Nancy Wilson, a jazz singer and actress whose career lasted over 50 years and earned her three Grammy Awards, has died. She was 81.

Dec 6, 2018 Pete Shelley, the lead singer of the British punk rock pioneers Buzzcocks, has died in Estonia. He was 63.

Nov 18, 2018 Peter Simon, a noted photographer who photographed the Grateful Dead and was the brother of Carly Simon, has died at age 71.

Nov 16, 2018 Al James, former bassist for British 1950s pop revival band Showaddywaddy, has died at age 72.

Nov 15, 2018 Roy Clark, country music legend and star of TV's 'Hee Haw' show, has passed at age 85.

Nov 6, 2018 Hugh McDowell, a British cello player best known as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra, has died at age 65 following a long illness.

Nov 2, 2018 Glenn Schwartz, the original guitar player of the James Gang, later with the band Pacific Gas and Electric, has died at 78 years of age.

Oct 29, 2018 James Edwin Farrar, the lead singer of the Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet from 1980 to 1982, has died at age 67.

Oct 24, 2018 Tony Joe White, a singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie", has died at age 75.

Oct 24, 2018 Melvin Ragin, better known as "Wah Wah Watson," a member of Motown's famed group of studio session musicians known as the Funk Brothers, has died at age 67.

Oct 2, 2018 Geoffrey Emerick, the English recording studio audio engineer known for his innovative work with the Beatles, has died at his home at age 72.

Sept 27, 2018 Marty Balin, co-founder and singer with the 1960s psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane, has died at age 76.

Sept 16, 2018 Maartin Allcock, a member of British folk rock outfit Fairport Convention and also rock band Jethro Tull, has died in a Welsh hospital. He was 61 and suffering from liver cancer.

Sept 16, 2018 Cecil James McNeely, a rhythm and blues saxophonist better known as Big Jay McNeely, has died at age 91.

Sept 7, 2018 Mac Miller, a rap music artist and producer, has died of an apparent drug overdose. He was just 26.

Sept 2, 2018 Conway Savage, keyboardist for the Australian rock band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, has died after suffering from a brain tumor. He was 58.

August 31, 2018 Mike Kennedy, long-time drummer for George Strait, is dead at age 59.

August 22, 2018 Lazy Lester, a bluesman who sang and played guitar and harmonica, has died at age 85.

August 22, 2018 Ed King, a guitarist who played with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock, has died at his Nashville home.

August 20, 2018 Eddie Willis, one of the last surviving members of Motown's Funk Brothers, has died at age 82.

August 4, 2018 Lorrie Collins, rockabilly singer who, with her brother Larry, formed the Collins Kids, has passed at age 76.

July 3, 2018 Richard Swift, a former member of The Shins and The Black Keys, has died in Tacoma, Washington at age 41.

July 2, 2018 Alan Longmuir, founding member and bass player with the Bay City Rollers, has died at age 70.

June 29, 2018 Eugene Pitt, singer and founding member of doo-wop group The Jive Five, has died at age 80.

June 24, 2018 Daniel Ingram, known professionally as "Big Dan" Ingram, a long-time New York Disc Jockey with a 50-year career in radio broadcasting, has died.

June 22, 2018 Vinnie Paul, drummer and co-founder of the rock band Pantera, has died suddenly at age 54.

June 15, 2018 Nick Knox, long-time drummer for the punk rock band the Cramps, has died.

June 15, 2018 Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, who became famous as the guitarist in the Blues Brothers movies, has died at the age of 88.

June 13, 2018 D.J. Fontana, Elvis Presley's longtime drummer, has died at age 87.

June 12, 2018 Jon Hiseman was an English drummer who worked with a variety of acts in rock, progressive jazz and blues.

June 8, 2018 Danny Kirwan, a guitarist who played on five early Fleetwood Mac albums, died in London on June 8, 2018. He was 68.

June 1, 2018 Eddy Clearwater, a Chicago blues guitarist known as "The Chief," has died at age 83.

May 21, 2018 Glenn Snoddy, the accidental inventor of the Fuzz-Tone guitar effect, has died at his home at age 96.

May 1, 2018 John 'Jabo' Starks, a funk and blues drummer who played with James Brown, Bobby Bland and B.B. King, has died in Mobile Alabama, aged 80 years.

April 28, 2018 Larry Harvey, co-founder of the annual Burning Man festival, has died at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 70.

April 26, 2018 Charles Neville, of the Neville Brothers band, died at 79 years of age. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

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.

March 22, 2018 Morgana King, an American jazz singer and actress, has died in Palm Springs, California. She was 87.

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 12, 2017 Pat DiNizio, founder, singer and songwriter for the band The Smithereens, has died in New Jersey at age 62.

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 Tillis has 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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