2016 in Memoriam

2016 has arguably been the worst year ever in terms of the number of musicians we have lost. Sadly, musicians pass every year, but this year the list seems to be longer than usual, while the amount of prominent musicians to pass has been very telling. So as 2016 winds down, we honor those amazing people for their life and work.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Leonard Cohen – Solo artist (Canada) – November 7, aged 82

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Leon Russell – Solo artist, session player (USA) – November 13, aged 74 

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Moses Allison – Solo artist (USA) – November 15, aged 89

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Sharon Jones – The Dap-Kings (USA) – November 18, aged 60

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Ray Columbus – The Invaders (NZ) – November 28, aged 74

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Greg Lake – King Crimson, ELP (UK) – December 7, aged 69

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Rick Parfitt – Status Quo (UK) – December 24, aged 68

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George Michael – Solo artist (UK)- December 25, aged 53 

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