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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saying Farewell to So Many Stars in 2016


It’s not just your imagination—2016 was truly one of the most brutal years in music. We’ve lost so many great artists of all types since early January.
 Of course there were the giants who helped to define our culture—David Bowie, Prince, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey and producer George Martin among them—but then there were also the sidemen, the “one-hit wonders,” the influences and those who worked behind the scenes.
This following list is far from comprehensive and, with a month left to go in the year, it’s probably, unfortunately, not yet complete. Here we pay tribute to some of the artists who’ve left us in 2016. While it’s a cliché it’s also true that although they are gone, their music will always remain with those who are still here to listen.
(The names are listed alphabetically, followed by the date of death and a brief description of their place in our world.)
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