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THE PEOPLE WE LOST: 2020 IN MEMORIAM

The world of music suffered incalculable losses during the last 12 months. We honor the memory of these artists and industry figures and extend our deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

Neil Peart, 67
Steve Martin Caro, 71
Mic Gillette, 64
David Olney, 71
Jimmy Heath, 93
Claudio Roditi, 73
Reed Mullin, 53
Andy Gill, 64
Ivan Kral, 71
J.Scott
Gary Jackson
Buddy Cage, 73
Steven Cagan, 77
Joseph Shabalala, 78
Lyle Mays, 66
Paul English, 87
Buzzy Linhart, 76
Andrew Weatherall, 56
Jon Christensen, 76
Pop Smoke, 20
David Roback, 61
McCoy Tyner, 81
Barbara Martin, 76
Charlie Baty,  66
Eric Taylor, 70
Danny Ray Thompson, 72
Keith Olsen, 74

Ian Whitcomb, 78
Henry Grimes, 84
Barney Ales, 85
Michael Cogswell, 66
Oscar “Sonny” Cohen, 92
Fred The Godson, 41
Harold Reid, 80
Mike Huckaby, 54
Lynn Harrell, 76
Danny Leake, 69
Bobby Lewis, 95
Scott Taylor, 58
Troy Sneed, 52
Hamilton Bohannon, 78
Tony Allen, 79
Dave Greenfield, 71
Roy Hammond, 81
Cady Groves, 30
Richie Cole, 72
Bob Garcia, 81
Florian Schneider, 73
TY, 47
Brian Howe, 66
Millie Small, 72 or 73
Hillard “Sweet Pea” Atkinson, 74
Little Richard, 87
Andre Harrell, 59

Jeremy Marre, 76
Genesis P-Orridge, 70
Kenny Rogers, 81
Manu Dibango, 86
Eric Weissberg, 80
Bill Rieflin, 59
Henry Gray, 95
Terrence McNally, 81
Jan Howard, 91
Joe Diffie, 61
Alan Merrill, 69
Wallace Roney, 59
Cristina, 64
Sam Clayton Jr., 58
Adam Schlesinger, 52
Bucky Pizzarelli, 94
Ellis Marsalis, 85
Bill Withers, 81
Neil Lasher, 73
Hal Willner, 64
John Prine, 73
Ryo Kawasaki, 73
Lee Konitz, 92
Andy González, 69
Giuseppi Logan, 84
Gene Shay, 85
Matthew Seligman, 64

Jorge Santana, 68
Moon Martin, 69
Jimmy Cobb, 91
Phil May, 75
Betty Wright, 66
Lucky Peterson, 55
Chris Trousdale, 34
Robert Ford Jr., 70
Bucky Baxter, 65
Ken Pedersen, 63
Lennie Niehaus, 90
Bob Kulick, 70
Robert “Brother Ah” Northern, 86
Majek Fashek, 57
Steve Priest, 72
Rupert Hine, 72
Bonnie Pointer, 69
Keith Tippett, 72
Elly Stone, 93
Vera Lynn, 103
Jacques Coursil, 82
Pete Carr, 70
Freddy Cole, 88
Benny Mardones, 73
Holly Lane, 59
Johnny Mandel, 94
Nick Cordero, 41

Charlie Daniels, 83
Ennio Morricone, 91
Eddie Gale, 78
Naya Rivera, 33
Judy Dyble, 71
Lil Marlo, 30
Emitt Rhodes, 70
Mitch Slater, 59
Dobby Dobson, 78
Stu Cohen, 66
Peter Green, 73
Annie Ross, 89
Dave Mackay, 88
Bent Fabric, 95
Malik B., 47
Bill Mack, 88
Steve Holland
Jim Delehant, 80
Billy Goldenberg, 84
Wayne Fontana, 74
Martin Birch, 71
Joe Segal, 94
Kimberly Lee Kennedy, 52
Trini Lopez, 83
Steve Grossman, 69
Jack Sherman, 64
Pete Way, 69
Bobby Engel, 73

Helen Reddy, 78
Mac Davis, 78
Eddie Van Halen, 65
Bunny Lee, 79
Johnny Nash, 80
Herbert Kretzmer, 95
Saint Dog, 44
Gordon Haskell, 74
Bob Biggs, 74
Tony Lewis, 62
Spencer Davis, 81
Viola Smith, 107
Bobbi Cowan, 78
Jerry Jeff Walker, 78
Stan Kesler, 92
Billy Joe Shaver, 81
Bob Gibson, 81
Rance Allen, 71
Ken Hensley, 75
Len Barry, 78
King Von, 26
Richard "Dickie" Kline, 82
Bones Hillman, 62
Cándido Camero, 99
Michael McBride
Andrew White, 78
Lynn Kellogg, 77
Doug Supernaw, 60

Julian Bream, 87
Quinn Coleman, 31
Todd Nance, 57
Frankie Banali, 68
Charli Persip, 91
Walter Lure, 71
Justin Townes Earle, 38
Dan Parise, 61
Riley Gale, 34
Salome Bey, 86
Bruce Williamson, 49
Gary Peacock, 85
William Pursell, 94
Simeon Coxe, 82
Ronald Bell, 68
Toots Hibbert, 77
Al Kasha, 83
Stanley Crouch, 74
Lee Kerslake, 73
Pamela Hutchinson, 61
Ira Sullivan, 89
Max Merritt, 79

Roy Head, 79
Tommy DeVito, 92
FXXXXY, 25
Maynard Solomon, 90
Walter C. Miller, 94
Bruce Swedien, 86
Hal Ketchum, 67
Dick Alen, 89
Howard Wales, 77
Harold Budd, 84
Charley Pride, 86
Rita Houston, 59
Don Zimmermann, 85
Carl Mann, 78
Stanley Cowell, 79
Chad Stuart, 79
K.T. Oslin, 78
Leslie West, 75
Tony Rice, 69
Ecstasy of Whodini, 56
MF Doom, 49
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