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We Remember Those People The Music Industry Lost In 2012

In 2012 we lost some more of the stars that shine in our creative sky, we are thankful for all they gave to our industry.
  • Singer Etta James, aged 73
  • Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, aged 75
  • Singer Whitney Houston, aged 48
  • Monkees’ Davy Jones, aged 66
  • Guitarist Ronnie Montrose, aged 64
  • Song writer Robert Sherman, aged 86
  • Bluesgrass legend Earl Scruggs, aged 88
  • Bandstand host Dick Clark, aged 82
  • Musician Levon Helm, aged 71
  • Men at Work’s Greg Ham, aged 58
  • Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, aged 47
  • Funk godfather, Chuck Brown, aged 75
  • Bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, aged 70
  • Disco diva, Donna Summer, aged 63
  • Bee Gee, Robin Gibb, aged 62
  • Country singer Kitty Wells, aged 92
  • Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control, aged 44
  • Composer Marvin Hamlish, aged 68
  • Mamas and Papas’ Scott McKenzie, aged 73
  • Singer Andy Williams, aged 84
  • Jazz legend Dave Brubeck, aged 92
  • Amp legend, Jim Marshall, aged 88
  • Rock Guitarist Mike Scaccia, aged 47
  • Guitarist Doc Watson, aged 89
  • Singer Mitch Lucker, aged 28
  • Composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, aged 76
  • MC5 bass player Micheal Davis, aged 68
  • Blues and soul guitarist Skip Pitts, aged 65
  • Fleetwood Mac’s Bob Welsh, aged 66
  • Songwriter Hal David, aged 91
  • Sitar legend Ravi Shankar, aged 92
  • Session player Big Jim Sullivan, aged 71
  • Guitar player Bert Weedon, aged 91
  • Band leader Johnny Otis, aged 90
  • Saxophonist David S Ware, aged 62
  • Hip-hop producer Chris Lighty, aged 44
  • Record producer Carl Davis, aged 77
  • Reggae Producer Danny Sims, aged 75
  • Producer Winston Riley, aged 68 
  • Singer/Guitarist Tony Sly, aged 41
  • Motown Producer Frank Wilson, aged 71
  • Tramps singer, Jimmy Ellis, aged 74.

If you think we have missed others, then please let us know.

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