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IN MEMORIAM, 2019

The world of music suffered far too many tragic losses during the last 12 months. As 2019 comes to an end, we honor the memories of these artists and industry figures and extend our deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

Drummer Ginger Baker, 80 
Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, 71 
New Orleans trailblazer Dave Bartholomew, 100 
SB Projects’ Alex Berdoff, 31
Sliver Jews’ David Berman, 52 
Wrecking Crew drummer/leader Hal Blaine, 90
Engineer/mixer Tim Boyle, 71 
Session guitarist Harold Bradley, 93
Songwriter/producer busbee, 43 
Rapper Bushwick Bill, 52 
Singer/actress Diahann Carroll, 84
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Neal Casal, 50
Executive Mary Ellen Cataneo, 64
Producer/engineer Ed Cherney, 69 
South African artist/activist Johnny Clegg, 66 
Singer/songwriter Earl Thomas Conley, 77
Seminal surf guitarist Dick Dale, 81
Songwriter LaShawn Daniels, 41
Actress/singer Doris Day, 97
Label head Steve Diener, 80
The Germs’ Lorna Doom, 61
New Orleans musical ambassador Dr. John, 77
The Captain, Daryl Dragon, 76
The 13th Floor Elevators’ Roky Erickson, 71
The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, 49
Songwriter/producer Fred Foster, 87
Entrepreneur/executive Jay Frank, 47
Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson, 61
Activist/executive Phran Galante, 64
Bossa nova architect João Gilberto, 88
Producer Joe Hardy, 66 
Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, 64
Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, 78
Rapper Nipsey Hussle, 33
Singer/songwriter pianist James Ingram, 66
Monty Python's Neil Innes, 75
Artist Daniel Johnston, 58
Artist Juice WRLD, 21
Backup singer Clydie King, 75
Country DJ Bob Kingsley, 80
Rockabilly artist Sleepy LaBeef, 84
Executive Eddie Lambert, 76
Executive Gary LeMel, 80
The Flamin’ Groovies’ Roy Loney, 73
Musician/activist Michael Marquesan  
Artist Eddie Money, 70
The Meters’ Art Neville, 81
Soprano Jessye Norman, 74
The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, 75  
Album cover designer Vaughan Oliver, 62
Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, 94 
Pianist/conductor/composer Andre Previn, 89 
The English Beat’s Ranking Roger, 56 
UFO guitarist Paul Raymond, 73 
Throwback artist Leon Redbone, 69 
Concert promoter Jim Rissmiller, 76 
Manager Elliot Roberts, 76 
The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck, 56 
Executive Sid Sheinberg, 84
Entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman, 70 
Executive/mensch Gary Stewart, 62
Label head Joe Smith, 91
Executive Jim Swindel, 69
The Monkees' Peter Tork, 77
Hard-rock guitarist Bernie Tormé, 66 
Artist Scott Walker, 76
Songwriter Allee Willis, 72 
Singer/songwriter and Bridge School co-founder Pegi Young, 66
Session guitarist Reggie Young, 82

 

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