January – June 2016: In Memoriam

We are halfway through the year and unfortunately it has been a year of losses in the music world. An unusually large number of musicians have passed away this year leading many to label 2016 as an unlucky year. As we mark the halfway point of 2016, it feels an appropriate moment to remember those in the music world who have gone. 


David Bowie – solo artist (UK) – January 10, aged 69

Glenn Frey – The Eagles (USA) – January 18, aged 67

Paul Kantner – Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship (USA) – January 28, aged 74

Maurice White – Earth, Wind & Fire (USA) – February 3, aged 74

George Martin – Producer (UK) – March 8, aged 90

Keith Emerson – The Nice, ELP (UK) – March 10, aged 71

Phife Dawg – A Tribe Called Quest (USA) – March 22, aged 45

Merle Haggard – solo artist (USA) – April 6, aged 79

Prince – solo artist (USA) – April 21, aged 57

Bill Sevesi – solo artist (NZ) – April 23, aged 82

Guy Clark – solo artist (USA) – May 17, aged 74

Dave Swarbrick – Fairport Convention (UK) – June 3, aged 75

Bernie Worrell – Parliament-Funkadelic (USA) – June 24, aged 72

Scotty Moore – Guitarist (Elvis Presley) (USA) – June 28, aged 84 

– Sam 
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