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List of deaths in rock and roll

Monument at the crash site of the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens; "The Day the Music Died".

The following is a list of notable performers of rock and roll music or rock music, and others directly associated with the music as producers, songwriters or in other closely related roles, who have died. The list gives their date, cause and location of death, and their age.

Rock music developed from the rock and roll music that emerged during the 1950s, and includes a diverse range of subgenres. The terms "rock and roll" and "rock" each have a variety of definitions, some narrow and some wider. In determining criteria for inclusion, this list uses as its basis reliable sources listing "rock deaths" or "deaths in rock and roll", as well as such sources as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Contents

1950sEdit

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Kansas Joe McCoy
Harlem Hamfats
44 January 28, 1950 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart disease[1]
Bertha Hill 45 May 7, 1950 New York City, New York, USA
Papa Charlie McCoy
Harlem Hamfats
41 July 26, 1950 Chicago, Illinois, USA Paralytic brain disease[1]
Cecil Gant 37 February 4, 1951 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Pneumonia and heart attack[2]
Luke Jordan 60 June 25, 1952 Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Hank Williams 29 January 1, 1953 Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA Heart attack
Willie Love 46 August 19, 1953 Jackson, Mississippi, USA Bronchopneumonia
Carolina Slim 30 October 22, 1953 Newark, New York, USA Heart attack
Danny Cedrone
Bill Haley & His Comets
33 June 17, 1954 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Broken neck from falling down stairs
Lollypop Jones 56 August 22, 1954 USA Complications from following a lengthy illness
Hot Lips Page 46 November 9, 1954 New York, USA Heart attack
Dink Johnson 62 November 29, 1954 USA
Papa Celestin
Tuxedo Brass Band
70 December 15, 1954 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Johnny Ace 25 December 25, 1954 Houston, Texas, USA Accidental shooting
Cow Cow Davenport 61 December 12, 1955 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Tommy Johnson 60 November 1, 1956 Crystal Springs, Mississippi, USA Heart attack
Ralph Willis 47 June 11, 1957 New York City, New York, USA
Walter Page 57 December 20, 1957 New York City, New York, USA
Kphm Dolphin
Record producer, concert, and record store owner
55 February 1, 1958 Los Angeles, California, USA
W. C. Handy 84 March 28, 1958 New York City Bronchial pneumonia
Leroy Foster 35 May 26, 1958 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Chuck Willis 32-30 April 10, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Peritonitis
Big Bill Broonzy 65 August 14. 1958 Chicago, Illinois, USA Laryngeal cancer
Tiny Bradshaw 51 November 26, 1958 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Stroke
Henry "Son" Sims 68 December 26, 1958 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Renal surgery
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
22 February 3, 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane accident[3]
The Big Bopper 28 February 3, 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane accident[3]
Ritchie Valens 17 February 3, 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane accident[3]
Guitar Slim 32 February 7, 1959 New York City, New York, USA Pneumonia
Billie Holiday 44 July 17, 1959 New York City, New York, USA Liver cirrhosis
Al "Cake" Wichard 41-40 November 14, 1959 Los Angeles, California, USA

1960sEdit

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Jesse Belvin 27 February 6, 1960 Fairhope, Arkansas, USA Car accident
Beverly Kenney 28 April 13, 1960 New York City, New York, USA Suicide
Eddie Cochran 21 April 17, 1960 Chippenham, Wiltshire, England Car accident
Smokey Hogg 46 May 1, 1960 McKinney, Texas, USA Cancer
Eli Oberstein
Record producer from Bluebird Records
58 June 12, 1960 Westport, Connecticut, USA
Johnny Horton 35 November 5, 1960 Milano, Texas, USA Car accident
Stick McGhee 43 August 15, 1961 The Bronx, New York, USA Lung cancer
Stuart Sutcliffe
The Beatles
21 April 10, 1962 Hamburg, West Germany Cerebral hemorrhage
Patsy Cline 30 March 5, 1963 Camden, Tennessee, USA Plane accident
Elmore James 45 May 24, 1963 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Daddy Stovepipe 96 November 1, 1963 Chicago, Illinois, USA Bronchial pneumonia after a gall bladder operation
Dinah Washington 39 December 14, 1963 Detroit, Michigan, USA Accidental overdose
Cyril Davies 31 January 7, 1964 London, England Endocarditis and leukaemia
Rudy Lewis
The Drifters
27 May 20, 1964 New York City, New York, USA Choked to death in his sleep
Meade Lux Lewis 58 June 7, 1964 Minneapolla, Minnesota, USA Car accident
Eric Dolphy 36 June 29, 1964 Berlin, Germany Complications from diabetes
Johnny Burnette
The Rock and Roll Trio
30 August 14, 1964 Clear Lake, California, USA Drowning
Tiny Topsy 34 August 16, 1964 Chicago, Illinois, USA Intracerebral hemorrhage
Joe Henderson 27 October 24, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Sam Cooke
The Soul Stirrers
33 December 11, 1964 Los Angeles, California, USA Shot to death by motel manager Bertha Franklin[4]
Alan Freed
American disc jockey
43 January 20, 1965 Palm Springs, California, USA Uremia and liver cirrhosis
Nat King Cole 45 February 15, 1965 Santa Monica, California Lung Cancer
Sonny Boy Williamson II 52 May 25, 1965 Helena, Arkansas, USA Heart attack
Bill Black 39 October 21, 1965 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Brain tumor
Jazz Gillum 61 March 29, 1966 Chicago, Illinois, USA Gunshot
Richard Fariña 29 April 30, 1966 Carmel Valley, California, USA Motorcycle accident
Bobby Fuller
The Bobby Fuller Four
23 July 18, 1966 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide (suspicious)
Peg Leg Howell 78 August 11, 1966 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Complications from diabetes
Johnny Kidd
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
30 October 7, 1966 Bury, Lancashire, England Car accident
Smiley Lewis 53 October 7, 1966 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Stomach cancer
Mississippi John Hurt 74 November 2, 1966 Grenada, Mississippi, USA Heart attack
Moon Mullican 57 January 1, 1967 Beaumont, Texas, USA Heart attack
Joe Meek 37 February 3, 1967 London, England Suicide by gunshot
Fats Pichon 60 February 25, 1967 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Elmo Hope 43 May 19, 1967 New York City, New York, USA Heart failure
Brian Epstein
Manager of The Beatles
32 August 27, 1967 London, England Accidental carbitral overdose
Rex Stewart 60 September 7, 1967 USA
Woody Guthrie 55 October 3, 1967 New York City, New York, USA Huntington's disease
Peter Bocage 80 December 3, 1967 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Otis Redding 26 December 10, 1967 Madison, Wisconsin, USA Plane accident
Jimmie King
Ronnie Caldwell
Carl Cunningham
Phalon Jones
The Bar-Kays
Various
(18-19)
December 10, 1967 Madison, Wisconsin, USA Plane accident
Robin Roberts
The Wailers
27 December 22, 1967 San Mateo County, California, USA Car accident
Bert Berns 38 December 30, 1967 New York City, New York, USA Heart failure
Little Walter 37 February 15, 1968 Chicago, Illinois, USA Coronary thrombosis due to injuries sustained while fighting
Frankie Lymon
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
25 February 27, 1968 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
Syd Nathan
Record producer, music business executive and co-founder of King Records
63 March 5, 1968 Miami Beach, Florida, USA Pneumonia
Lester Melrose 76 April 12, 1968 Lake, Florida, USA
Little Willie John 30 May 26, 1968 Walla Walla, Washington, USA Heart attack in prison for manslaughter
Bumble Bee Slim 63 June 8, 1968 Los Angeles, California
Wes Montgomery 45 June 15, 1968 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Heart attack
Luther Perkins 40 August 5, 1968 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Smoke inhalation
Joe Hinton 38 August 13, 1968 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Skin cancer
Red Foley 58 September 19, 1968 Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA Respiratory Failure
Malcolm Hale
Spanky and Our Gang
27 October 30, 1968 Chicago, Illinois, USA Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
Kokomo Arnold 67-72 November 8, 1968 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Dickie Pride 27 March 26, 1969 London, England Drug overdose
Benny Benjamin
The Funk Brothers
43 April 20, 1969 New York City, New York, USA Stroke
Don Drummond
The Skatalites
37 May 6, 1969 Kingston, Jamaica Possibly heart failure and alleged suicide
Martin Lamble
Fairport Convention
19 May 12, 1969 Scratchwood Services, M1 Motorway, England Car accident
Shorty Long 29 June 29, 1969 Detroit, Michigan, USA Drowning
Brian Jones
The Rolling Stones
27 July 3, 1969 Hartfield, East Sussex, England Drowned in swimming pool
Wynonie Harris 53 July 4, 1969 Los Angeles, California, USA Esophageal cancer
Roy Hamilton 40 July 20, 1969 New Rochelle, New York, USA Stroke
Skip James 67 October 3, 1969 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Leonard Chess
Record prouder, company executive and co-founder of Chess Records
52 October 16, 1969 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cardiac arrest
Tommy Edwards 47 October 22, 1969 Richmond, Virginia, USA Brain aneurysm
Pops Foster 77 October 29, 1969 USA
Magic Sam 32 December 1, 1969 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
James "Stump" Johnson 67 December 5, 1969 St. Louis, Missouri, USA

1970sEdit

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Billy Stewart 32 January 17, 1970 Selma, North Carolina, USA Car accident, mechanical failure led to car plunging off bridge into river
L. C. McKinley 51 January 19, 1970 East Chicago, Indiana, USA
Slim Harpo 46 January 31, 1970 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Darrell Banks 32 February 24, 1970 Battle Creek, Michigan, USA Shot by police[5]
Emery McClung
Record producer from Brunswick Records and Paramount Records and worked with John & Emery McClung
66 March 9, 1970
Mary Ann Ganser
The Shangri-Las
22 March 14, 1970 Forest Hills, New York, USA Barbiturate overdose (disputed)
Kid Thomas 35 April 5, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA Shooting
George Goldner
Record producer, music executive from Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Crows and Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers and co-founded of Tico Records, End Records, Rama Records, Roulette Records, Gee Records, Gone Records and Red Bird Records
52 April 15, 1970 Turtle Bay, New York, USA Heart attack
Earl Hooker 41 April 21, 1970 Chicago, Illinois, USA Tuberculosis
Otis Spann 40 April 24, 1970 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Liver cancer

Frankie Lee Sims 53 May 5, 1970 Dallas, Texas, USA Pneumonia
Johnny Hodges 62 May 11, 1970 New York City, USA Suspected heart attack
Alan Wilson
Canned Heat
27 September 3, 1970 Topanga Canyon, California, USA Suicide or accidental barbiturate overdose
Maxwell Davis 54 September 18, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA
Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
27 September 18, 1970 Kensington, London, England Asphyxiation on vomit
Janis Joplin
Big Brother and the Holding Company
27 October 4, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Baby Huey
Baby Huey & the Babysitters
26 October 28, 1970 Chicago, Illinois, USA Drug related heart attack
Coot Grant 77 December 26, 1970 Riverside County, California, USA
Harold McNair
Ginger Baker's Air Force
39 March 7, 1971 London, England Lung cancer
Francis Wolff 63 March 8, 1971 New York City, USA
Arlester Christian
Dyke & the Blazers
27 March 13, 1971 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Shot
Donald McPherson
The Main Ingredient
29 July 3, 1971 The Bronx, New York, USA
Jim Morrison
The Doors
Rick & the Ravens
27 July 3, 1971 Paris, France Heart failure or drug overdose (disputed)
Louis Armstrong 69 July 6, 1971 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Henry D. "Homer" Haynes
Homer and Jethro
51 August 7, 1971 Hammond, Indiana, USA Heart attack
King Curtis 37 August 13, 1971 New York City, New York, USA Stabbing
Thomas Wayne 31 August 15, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Car crash
Lil Hardin Armstrong 73 August 27, 1971 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gene Vincent 36 October 12, 1971 California, USA Burst stomach ulcer
Duane Allman
The Allman Brothers Band, Derek and the Dominos
24 October 29, 1971 Macon, Georgia, USA Motorcycle accident
Art Laibly
Record producer and manager
77 October 30, 1971
Junior Parker 39 November 18, 1971 Blue Island, Illinois, USA Following surgery for brain tumor
Mahalia Jackson 60 January 27, 1972 Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA Heart failure and diabetes or complications
Linda Jones 27 March 14, 1972 Newark, New Jersey, USA Complications from diabetes
Leslie Harvey
Stone the Crows
27 May 3, 1972 Swansea, Wales Electrocuted by a live microphone on stage
Reverend Gary Davis 76 May 5, 1972 Hammonton, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Jimmy Rushing 70 June 8, 1972 New York City, New York, USA Leukemia
Clyde McPhatter
Billy Ward and His Dominoes
The Drifters
39 June 13, 1972 Teaneck, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Mississippi Fred McDowell 66 July 3, 1972 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Lovie Austin 84 July 10, 1972 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Brian Cole
The Association
29 August 2, 1972 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Calvin Frazier 57 September 23, 1972 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Rory Storm 34 September 28, 1972 Stoneycroft, Liverpool, England Alleged suicide
Billy Murcia
The New York Dolls
21 November 6, 1972 London, England Accidental suffocation due to drugs and alcohol
Berry Oakley
The Allman Brothers Band
24 November 11, 1972 Macon, Georgia, USA Motorcycle accident
Danny Whitten
Crazy Horse
29 November 18, 1972 Los Angeles, California, USA Accidental heroin overdose
William Manuel Johnson 100 December 3, 1972 New Braunfels, Texas, USA
Kid Ory 86 January 23, 1973 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
The Grateful Dead
27 March 8, 1973 Corte Madera, California, USA Gastrointestinal hemorrhage from alcoholism
Duke Henderson 48 April 9, 1973 Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sammy Babitzin
24 April 29, 1973 Jyväskylä, Finland Visceral injuries caused by car accident
Clarence White
The Kentucky Colonels, The Byrds
29 July 14, 1973 Palmdale, California, USA Hit by drunk driver
Roger Lee Durham
Bloodstone
27 July 27, 1973 USA Fall from horse injuries
Jimmy Radcliffe 36 July 27, 1973 The Bronx, New York, USA
Memphis Minnie 76 August 6, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Paul Williams
The Temptations
34 August 17, 1973 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Gram Parsons 26 September 19, 1973 Joshua Tree, California, USA Morphine and alcohol overdose
Jim Croce 30 September 20, 1973 Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA Plane accident
Maury Muehleisen
Jim Croce's lead guitarist
24 September 20, 1973 Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA Plane accident
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 58 October 9, 1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Stroke
Gene Krupa 64 October 16, 1973 Yonkers, New York, USA Leukemia
John Rostill
The Shadows
31 November 26, 1973 Radlett, Hertfordshire, England Electrocuted by guitar
Bobby Darin 37 December 20, 1973 Los Angeles, California, USA Surgery to repair a mechanical heart valve
Packy Axton
The Mar-Keys
32 January 1974 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cirrhosis or heart attack
Bobby Bloom 28 February 28, 1974 USA Suicide
Harry Womack
The Valentinos
28 March 9, 1974 Los Angeles, California, USA Stabbed to death by his girlfriend
Roy Hawkins 71 March 19, 1974 Compton, California, USA
Arthur Crudup 68 March 28, 1974 Nassawadox, Virginia, USA
Graham Bond
The Graham Bond Organisation
Ginger Baker's Air Force
36 May 8, 1974 London, England Suicide
Duke Ellington 75 May 24, 1974 New York City, New York, USA Pneumonia
Gene Ammons 49 July 23, 1974 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cancer
Lightnin' Slim 61 July 27, 1974 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Cass Elliot
The Mamas & the Papas
34 July 29, 1974 London, England Heart failure
Bill Chase
Chase
39 August 9, 1974 Jackson, Minnesota, USA Plane accident
Robbie McIntosh
Average White Band
24 September 23, 1974 Los Angeles, California, USA Accidental heroin overdose
Victor Olof
Record producer from Decca Records and HMV Records
76 November 3, 1974 USA
Ivory Joe Hunter 60 November 8, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Nick Drake 26 November 25, 1974 Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England Suicide by acute amitriptyline poisoning[6]
Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
66 February 4, 1975 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart Attack
Dave Alexander
The Stooges
27 February 10, 1975 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Pneumonia
J. B. Long 71 February 25, 1975 Elon, North Carolina, USA
T-Bone Walker 64 March 16, 1975 Los Angeles, California, USA Stroke
Pete Ham
Badfinger
27 April 24, 1975 Surrey, England Suicide
Tom Donahue
Rock and roll radio disc jockey
46 April 29, 1975 Heart attack
Tim Buckley 28 June 29, 1975 Santa Monica, California, USA Heroin overdose
Don Robey
Record producer
71 July 16, 1975 Houston, Texas, USA Heart attack
Lefty Frizzell 47 July 19, 1975 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Cannonball Adderley 46 August 8, 1975 Gary, Indiana, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Al Jackson, Jr.
Booker T. & the MG's
39 October 1, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Murdered by gunshot
Fiddlin' Joe Martin 75 November 2, 1975 Walls, Mississippi, USA
Gary Thain
The Keef Hartley Band, Uriah Heep
27 December 8, 1975 Norwood Green, England Morphine overdose
Hound Dog Taylor 60 December 17, 1975 Chicago, Illinois, USA Lung cancer
Howlin' Wolf 65 January 10, 1976 Hines, Illinois, USA Congestive heart failure
Chris Kenner 46 January 25, 1976 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Rudy Pompilli
Bill Haley & His Comets
51 February 5, 1976 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Lung cancer
Florence Ballard
The Supremes
32 February 22, 1976 Detroit, Michigan, USA Coronary thrombosis
David Kapp
Record producer from Kapp Records
71 March 1, 1976 New York City, New York, USA
Arthur Gunter 49 March 16, 1976 Port Huron, Michigan, USA Pneumonia
Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson 34 March 18, 1976 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Lung Cancer
Paul Kossoff
Free, Back Street Crawler
25 March 19, 1976 Flight from New York to Los Angeles, USA Drug-related heart attack
Phil Ochs 35 April 9, 1976 New York City, New York, USA Suicide by hanging
Keith Relf
The Yardbirds
33 May 14, 1976 London, England Electrocuted by guitar
Charles Stepney
Record producer and arranger
45 May 17, 1976 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Melvin Jackson 60 May 30, 1976 Dallas, Texas, USA Car accident
Jimmy Reed 50 August 29, 1976 Oakland, California, USA Epileptic seizure
L. C. Robinson 61 September 26, 1976 Berkeley, California, USA Heart attack
Leo Mintz
Record store and music promoter
65 November 4, 1976 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Tommy Bolin
Deep Purple, The James Gang, Zephyr
25 December 4, 1976 Miami, Florida, USA Heroin overdose
Freddie King 42 December 28, 1976 Dallas, Texas, USA Suspected heart attack
Buddy Johnson 62 February 9, 1977 USA Brain tumor and Sickle Cell Anemia
Bukka White 67 February 26, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Annette Snell 32 April 4, 1977 New Hope, Georgia, USA Southern Airways Flight 242 plane accident
Helmut Köllen
Triumvirat
27 May 3, 1977 Cologne, Germany
Lafayette Thomas 48 May 20, 1977 Brisbane, California, USA Heart attack
William Powell
The O'Jays
35 May 26, 1977 Canton, Ohio, USA Cancer
Sleepy John Estes 77-78 June 5, 1977 Brownsville, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Peter Laughner
Pere Ubu
24 June 22, 1977 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Acute pancreatitis from alcohol and drug abuse[7]
Baby Boy Warren 57 July 1, 1977 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Elvis Presley 42 August 16, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack[8][9]
Tarheel Slim 63 August 21, 1977 New York City, USA
George Barnes 56 September 5, 1977 Concord, California, USA Heart attack
Marc Bolan
T. Rex
29 September 16, 1977 London, England Car accident
Bing Crosby 74 October 14, 1977 Alcobendas, Spain Heart attack
Cassie Gaines
Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 October 20, 1977 Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA Plane accident
Steve Gaines
Lynyrd Skynyrd
28 October 20, 1977 Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA Plane accident
Ronnie Van Zant
Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 October 20, 1977 Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA Plane accident
Peg Leg Sam 65 October 27, 1977 Jonesville, South Carolina, USA
Big Chief Ellis 63 December 20, 1977 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Heart failure
Vic Ames
Ames Brothers
52 January 23, 1978 USA
Terry Kath
Chicago
31 January 23, 1978 Los Angeles, California, USA Accidentally shot himself
Gregory Herbert
Blood, Sweat & Tears
30 January 31, 1978 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heroin overdose
Bill Kenny
The Ink Spots
63 March 23, 1978 New Westminster, Canada Respiratory illness
Money Johnson 60 March 28, 1978 New York City, USA
Sandy Denny
Fairport Convention
31 April 21, 1978 London, England Cerebral hemorrhage after accidental fall
Brian Pilling
Fludd
29 June 28, 1978 Canada Cancer
Juke Boy Bonner 46 June 29, 1978 Houston, Texas, USA Cirrhosis
Glenn Goins
Parliament-Funkadelic
24 July 29, 1978 USA Hodgkin's lymphoma
Joe Negroni
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
37 September 5, 1978 New York City, New York, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Tom Wilson
Record producer
47 September 6, 1978 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Keith Moon
The Who
32 September 7, 1978 London, England Heminevrin overdose
Johnny O'Keefe 43 October 6, 1978 Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia Heart attack
Chris Bell
Big Star
27 December 27, 1978 East Memphis, Tennessee, USA Car accident
Donny Hathaway 33 January 13, 1979 New York City, New York, USA Suicide or accidental fall
Grant Green 43 January 31, 1979
Sid Vicious
Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Vicious White Kids, The Flowers of Romance
21 February 2, 1979 New York City, New York, USA Suicide or accidental heroin overdose
Roy Montrell 51 March 16, 1979 Amsterdam, Netherlands, USA Drug overdose
Joe Willie Wilkins 56-58 March 28, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
James Leroy
Denim
32 May 10, 1979 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Suicide
Lowell George
Little Feat
34 June 29, 1979 Arlington, Virginia, USA Heart attack
Van McCoy 39 July 6, 1979 Englewood, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Minnie Riperton 31 July 12, 1979 Los Angeles, California, USA Breast cancer
Dorsey Burnette
The Rock and Roll Trio
46 August 19, 1979 Los Angeles, California, USA Coronary thrombosis
Jimmy McCulloch
Thunderclap Newman, Stone The Crows, Wings
26 September 27, 1979 London, England Morphine poisoning
Gus Cannon 96 October 15, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Tiki Fulwood
Parliament, Funkadelic
35 October 29, 1979 USA Stomach cancer
Twiggs Lyndon
Roadie for The Allman Brothers Band
37 November 16, 1979 Duanesburg, New York, USA Plane accident
John Glascock
Jethro Tull
28 November 17, 1979 London, England Congenital heart defect
Jackie Brenston
Kings of Rhythm
49-51 December 15, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Voyle Gilmore
Record producer and arranger
67 December 19, 1979

1980sEdit

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Georgeanna Tillman
The Marvelettes
35 January 6, 1980 Inkster, Michigan, USA Complications from sickle cell anemia and lupus
Larry Williams 44 January 7, 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide
Professor Longhair 61 January 23, 1980 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Jimmy Durante 86 January 29, 1980 Santa Monica, California, USA Pneumonia
Edward Lewis
Record producer from Decca Records
79 January 29, 1980 Cancer
Warren Smith 47 January 30, 1980 Heart attack
Bon Scott
AC/DC
33 February 19, 1980 London, England Alcohol poisoning after all night drinking binge
Jacob Miller
Inner Circle
27 March 23, 1980 Kingston, Jamaica, USA Car accident
Ian Curtis
Joy Division
23 May 18, 1980 Macclesfield, England Suicide by hanging
Carl Radle
Derek and the Dominos
37 May 30, 1980 Kidney infection
Malcolm Owen
The Ruts
25 July 14, 1980 Hayes, Middlesex, England Heroin overdose
Keith Godchaux
The Grateful Dead
32 July 23, 1980 Marin County, California, USA Automobile accident
George Scott III
The Raybeats, 8 Eyed Spy, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, Human Switchboard
26 August 5, 1980 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
John Bonham
Led Zeppelin
32 September 25, 1980 Windsor, England Asphyxiation on vomit
Pat Hare 49 September 26, 1980 St. Paul Minnesota, USA Lung cancer
Lincoln Chase 54 October 6, 1980 Metro Atlanta, USA
Bobby Lester
The Moonglows
49 October 15, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky, USA Lung cancer
Steve Peregrin Took
T. Rex
31 October 27, 1980 Ladbroke Grove, London, England Asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry
O. V. Wright 41 November 16, 1980 Mobile, Alabama, USA Heart attack
Darby Crash
Germs
22 December 7, 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide by intentional heroin overdose
John Lennon
The Beatles
40 December 8, 1980 New York City, New York, USA Shot to death by Mark David Chapman
Tim Hardin 39 December 29, 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA Morphine and heroin overdose
Robert Pete Williams 66 December 31, 1980 Rosedale, Louisiana, USA
David Lynch
The Platters
51 January 2, 1981 Long Beach, California, USA Cancer
Felton Jarvis
Record producer
46 January 3, 1981 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Bill Haley
Bill Haley & His Comets
55 February 9, 1981 Harlingen, Texas, USA Brain tumor or heart attack
Mike Bloomfield
The Electric Flag
37 February 15, 1981 San Francisco, California, USA Heroin overdose
Little Hat Jones 81 March 7, 1981 Naples, Texas, USA
Tampa Red
Tampa Red and His Chicago Five
77 March 19, 1981 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bob Hite
Canned Heat
38 April 6, 1981 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Kit Lambert
Record producer from Golden Earring, The Who, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Thunderclap Newman and co-founded of Track Records
45 April 7, 1981 Middlesex, England
Steve Currie
T. Rex
33 April 28, 1981 Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal Car accident
Bob Marley
The Wailers
36 May 11, 1981 Miami, Florida, USA Acral lentiginous melanoma (suspicious)
Ernie Freeman 58 May 16, 1981 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Roy Brown 55 May 25, 1981 San Fernando, California, USA Heart attack
Julius McMichael
The Paragons
45 June 1981
Joe Santollo
The Duprees
37 June 4, 1981 USA
Chuck Wagon
The Dickies
24 June 28, 1981 San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA Shooting himself in the head
Rushton Moreve
Steppenwolf
32 July 1, 1981 Los Angeles, California, USA Car accident
Hubert Johnson
The Contours
40 July 11, 1981 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Harry Chapin 38 July 16, 1981 Jericho, New York, USA Car accident
Guy Stevens
Record producer and manager from Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, Mott the Hoople, Free, The Clash
38 August 28, 1981 South London Drug overdose
Sandra Tilley
The Velvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas
38 September 9, 1981 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Complications from brain surgery
Furry Lewis 88 September 14, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart failure
Big Walter Horton 60 December 8, 1981 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart failure
Pigmeat Markham 77 December 13, 1981 The Bronx, New York, USA Stroke
Tommy Tucker 48 January 22, 1982 Newark, New Jersey, USA Food poisoning
Lightnin' Hopkins 69 January 30, 1982 Houston, Texas, USA Esophageal cancer
Alex Harvey
Sensational Alex Harvey Band
46 February 4, 1982 Zeebrugge, Belgium Heart attack
John Belushi
The Blues Brothers
33 March 5, 1982 Los Angeles, California, USA Drug overdose[10]
Samuel George
The Capitols
39 March 17, 1982 Stabbed into a fight
Randy Rhoads
Quiet Riot
25 March 19, 1982 Leesburg, Florida, USA Plane accident
Floyd Smith 65 March 29, 1982 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Lester Bangs 33 April 30, 1982 New York City, New York, USA Darvon and valium overdose
Rusty Day
The Amboy Dukes
36 June 3, 1982 173 Parsons Road, Longwood, Florida, USA Murder
Addie Harris
The Shirelles
42 June 10, 1982 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Heart attack
Art Pepper 56 June 15, 1982 Los Angeles. California, USA Stroke
James Honeyman-Scott
The Pretenders
25 June 16, 1982 London, England Heart failure caused by cocaine intolerance
Jane Vasey
Downchild Blues Band
32-33 July 6, 1982 Canada Leukemia
Bill Justis 55 July 15, 1982 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Nick Lucas 84 July 28, 1982 Colorado Springs, Colorado Double pneumonia
Joe Tex 47 August 13, 1982 Navasota, Texas, USA Heart attack
Marty Robbins 57 December 2, 1982 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Dave Torbert
Kingfish, New Riders of the Purple Sage
34 December 7, 1982
Rebop Kwaku Baah
Traffic, Can
38 January 12, 1983 Stockholm, Sweden Cerebral hemorrhage
Lamar Williams
The Allman Brothers Band
34 January 21, 1983 Lung cancer
Björn "Böna" Eriksson
Rude Kids
24 January 25, 1983 Bandhagen, Stockholm, Sweden Car accident
Billy Fury 42 January 28, 1983 London, England, Heart attack
Lorraine Ellison 51 January 31, 1983 Ovarian cancer
Sam Chatmon 86 February 2, 1983 Hollandale, Mississippi, USA
Karen Carpenter
The Carpenters
32 February 4, 1983 Downey, California, USA Heart attack due to anorexia
Dig Richards 42 February 17, 1983 Sydney, Australia Pancreatic cancer[11]
Danny Rapp
Danny & The Juniors
41 April 5, 1983 Parker, Arizona, USA Suicide
Pete Farndon
The Pretenders
30 April 14, 1983 London, England Drowned in his bathtub after a heroin overdose
Felix Pappalardi
Mountain
43 April 17, 1983 New York City, New York, USA Shot by his wife Gail Collins Pappalardi
Earl Hines 79 April 22, 1983 Oakland, California, USA Heart atrack
Muddy Waters 70 April 30, 1983 Westmont, Illinois, USA Heart attack
J. B. Hutto 57 June 12, 1983 Harvey, Illinois, USA Cancer
Buzz Shearman
Moxy, Leigh Ashford
33 June 16, 1983 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Motorcycle accident
Walter Jackson 45 June 20, 1983 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Chris Wood
Traffic
39 July 12, 1983 Birmingham, England Pneumonia
Jimmy Liggins 64 July 21, 1983 Durham, North Carolina, USA
Wild Bill Moore 65 August 1, 1983 Los Angelos, California, USA
James Jamerson
The Funk Brothers
47 August 2, 1983 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications of cirrhosis, heart failure and pneumonia
Klaus Nomi 39 August 6, 1983 New York City, New York, USA Complications due to AIDS
Willie Bobo 49 September 15, 1983 Cancer
George "Harmonica" Smith 59 October 2, 1983 Los Angeles, California, USA
Hugh Mundell 21 October 14, 1983 Kingston, Jamaica Murder by gunshot
James Booker 43 November 8, 1983 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
John Grimaldi
Argent, Flux, Cheap Flights
28 November 15, 1983 USA
Tom Evans
Badfinger
36 November 19, 1983 London, England, Suicide
Dennis Wilson
The Beach Boys
39 December 28, 1983 Marina del Rey, California, USA Accidental drowning
Alexis Korner 55 January 1, 1984 Westminster, London
Jackie Wilson
Billy Ward and his Dominoes
49 January 21, 1984 Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA On-stage heart attack leading to brain damage and a decade-long coma before his eventual death
Paul Gardiner
Tubeway Army
25 February 4, 1984 Northolt Middlesex, England Heroin accident
Tom Jans 36 March 25, 1984 Los Angeles. California, USA Drug overdose
Marvin Gaye 44 April 1, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Murder by gunshot
Ral Donner 41 April 6, 1984 Chicago, Illinois, USA Lung cancer
Red Garland 60 April 23, 1984 Dallas, Texas, USA Heart Attack
Count Basie 79 April 26, 1984 Hollywood, Florida, USA Pancreatic cancer
Z. Z. Hill 48 April 27, 1984 Dallas, Texas, USA Heart attack
Nate Nelson
The Flamingos
52 June 1, 1984 Heart disease
Meredith Willson 82 June 15, 1984 Santa Monica, California, USA Heart failure
Harmonica Slim 49 June 16, 1984 Texarkana, Texas, USA
Big Mama Thornton 57 July 25, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Esther Phillips 48 August 7, 1984 Carson, California, USA Drug overdose
Percy Mayfield 63 August 11, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Lenny Breau 43 August 12, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Murder by strangulation
Hammie Nixon 76 August 17, 1984 Jackson, Tennessee, USA
Shelly Manne 64 September 26, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Teddy Reig
Record producer, record company executive and co-founded of Roost Records
58 September 29, 1984 Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Steve Goodman 36 September 30, 1984 Seattle, Washington, USA Leukemia
Keith Hudson 38 November 14, 1984 New York, USA
Razzle
Hanoi Rocks
24 December 8, 1984 Redondo Beach, California, USA Car accident
Eddie "Bongo" Brown
The Funk Brothers
52 December 28, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart ailment
Georgie Stoll
Musical director from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer
79 January 18, 1985
Kenny Clarke 71 January 26, 1985 Montreuil, France
Barbara Cowsill
The Cowsills
56 January 31, 1985 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Emphysema
David Byron
Uriah Heep
38 February 28, 1985 Reading, Berkshire, England Alcohol-related complications
Robert Blackwell
Record producer and arranger
66 March 9, 1985 Hacienda Heights, Whittier, California, USA Pneumonia
Bob Shad
Record producer from Big Brother and the Holding Company
65 March 13, 1985 Beverly Hills, California, USA
Willie Mabon 59 April 19, 1985 Paris, France Long illness
Johnny Fuller 56 May 20, 1985 Oakland, California, USA
Pee Wee Crayton 70 July 25, 1985 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Kyu Sakamoto 43 August 12, 1985 Mount Osutaka, Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, Japan Plane accident
Philly Joe Jones 62 August 30, 1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Heart attack
Jo Jones 73 September 3, 1985 New York City, New York, USA Pneumonia
Little Brother Montgomery 79 September 6, 1985 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Blind John Davis 71 October 12, 1985 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ricky Wilson
The B-52's
32 October 12, 1985 New York City, New York, USA Complications due to AIDS
Big Joe Turner 74 November 24, 1985 Inglewood, California, USA Heart attack
Ian Stewart
The Rolling Stones
47 December 12, 1985 London, England Heart attack
D. Boon
The Minutemen
27 December 22, 1985 Tucson, Arizona, USA Traffic accident
Gus Jenkins 54 December 22, 1985 Los Angeles, California, USA
Andy Chapin
The Association
34 December 31, 1985 De Kalb, Texas, USA Plane accident
Ricky Nelson 45 December 31, 1985 De Kalb, Texas, USA Plane accident
Phil Lynott
Thin Lizzy
36 January 4, 1986 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Heart failure and pneumonia caused by alcohol and drug use
Joe Farrell
Return to Forever
48 January 10, 1986 Los Angeles, California, USA Myelodysplastic syndrome
Albert Grossman 59 January 25, 1986 USA Heart attack
Robbie Basho 45 February 28, 1986 Fatal stroke
Richard Manuel
The Band
42 March 4, 1986 Winter Park, Florida, USA Suicide by hanging
Sonny Terry 74 March 11, 1986 Mineola, New York
Mark Dinning 52 March 22, 1986 Jefferson City, Missouri, USA Heart attack
O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
The Isley Brothers
48 March 31, 1986 Alpine, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Hank Mobley 55 May 30, 1986 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Benny Goodman 77 June 13, 1986 New York, New York, USA Leukemia
William B. Williams
American disc jockey
62 August 3, 1986 New York City, New York, USA
Thad Jones 63 August 20, 1986 Copenhagen, Denmark
Cliff Burton
Metallica
24 September 27, 1986 Ljungby Municipality, Sweden Traffic accident
Moses Asch 80 October 19, 1986 New York City, New York
Esquerita 50 October 23, 1986 Harlem, New York, USA HIV/AIDS
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 64 November 3, 1986 Culver City, California, USA Cancer
Bobby Nunn
The Coasters
63 November 5, 1986 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart Failure
Bea Booze 74 November 11, 1986 Scottsville, New York, USA
Lee Dorsey 61 December 1, 1986 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Emphysema
Kate Wolf 44 December 10, 1986 San Francisco, California, USA
Peter Lucia, Jr.
Tommy James and the Shondells
39 January 6, 1987 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Rauli Somerjoki 39 January 14, 1987 Helsinki, Finnish Alcohol-related ailments
Alfred Lion
Record executive and co-founder of Blue Note Records
78 February 2, 1987 San Diego, California, USA
Liberace 67 February 4, 1987 Palm Springs, California, USA HIV/AIDS
Tony Destra
Cinderella, Britny Fox
32 February 8, 1987
Seymour Splegelman
The Hilltoppers
56 February 13, 1987 New York City, New York, USA
Norman Harris
MFSB
39 March 14, 1987 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Cardiovascular disease
Billy Johnson
The Moonglows
58 March 28, 1987 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Buddy Rich 69 April 2, 1987 Los Angeles, California, USA Brain tumor.
Maxine Sullivan 75 April 7, 1987 New York City, New York, USA
Carlton Barrett
The Wailers
36 April 17, 1987 Kingston, Jamaica, USA Murdered by gunshot
Irving Ashby 66 April 22, 1987 Perris, California, USA
Paul Butterfield
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
44 May 4, 1987 North Hollywood, California, USA Heart attack
Allen Jones
Record producer from The Bar-Kays
46 May 5, 1987 Heart attack
Victor Feldman 53 May 12, 1987 Woodland Hills, California, USA
Gary Driscoll
Rainbow
41 June 8, 1987 Ithaca, New York, USA Murdered in his home
Kid Thomas Valentine 91 June 18, 1987
Fred Astaire 88 June 22, 1987 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia
Elizabeth Cotten 94 June 29, 1987 Syracuse, New York, USA
Snakefinger
The Residents
38 July 1, 1987 Linz, Austria Heart attack on stage
John Hammond
Record producer from Columbia Records
76 July 10, 1987
Pete King
After the Fire, BAP, The Flys
28 July 15, 1987 USA
Howard McGhee 69 July 17, 1987 New York City, USA
Alex Sadkin
Record producer from Arcadia, Simply Red, Thompson Twins, Boom Crash Opera and Duran Duran
38 July 25, 1987
Joe Liggins 71 July 31, 1987 Lynwood, California, USA Stroke
David A. Martin
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
50 August 2, 1987 USA Heart attack
Greg Bloch
It's a Beautiful Day
42 August 19, 1987
Scott La Rock
Boogie Down Productions
25 August 27, 1987 Shot
Peter Tosh
The Wailers
42 September 11, 1987 Kingston, Jamaica Murdered by gunshot
Jaco Pastorius
Weather Report
35 September 21, 1987 Wilton Manors, Florida, USA Beaten to death by a bar bouncer
Ted Taylor
The Cadets
53 October 2, 1987 Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Car accident
Woody Herman 74 October 29, 1987 West Hollywood, California, USA Pneumonia
Luke "Long Gone" Miles 62 November 22, 1987 Los Angeles, California, USA
Fat Larry James
Fat Larry's Band
38 December 5, 1987 USA Heart Attack
Mark Mussler
Village People
33 December 9, 1987 USA AIDS
Will Shatter
Flipper
31 December 9, 1987 USA Drug overdose
Slam Stewart
Slim & Slam
73 December 10, 1987 Binghamton, New York, USA
Conny Plank
Record producer and also known as Moebius & Plank
47 December 18, 1987
John Spence
No Doubt
18 December 21, 1987 Anaheim, California, USA Suicide
Gene "Bowlegs" Miller 54 December 25, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Nat Tarnopol
Record producer from Brunswick Records
56 December 25, 1987 Heart failure
John Dopyera 94 January 3, 1988 Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
René Hall 75 February 11, 1988 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart disease
John Curulewski
Styx
37 February 13, 1988 Chicago, Illinois, USA Brain aneurysm
Alexander Bashlachev 27 February 17, 1988 Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Falling from the window (most likely suicide)
Memphis Slim 72 February 24, 1988 Paris, France Renal valve
Divine 42 March 7, 1988 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart enlargement after years of obesity
Andy Gibb
Younger brother of the Bee Gees
30 March 10, 1988 Oxford, England Myocarditis worsened by cocaine addiction
Moody Jones 79 March 23, 1988 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dave Prater
Sam & Dave
50 April 9, 1988 Sycamore, Georgia, USA Car accident
Brook Benton 56 April 9, 1988 Queens, New York City, USA Meningitis
Pony Poindexter 62 April 14, 1988 Oakland, California, USA
Carolyn Franklin 43 April 25, 1988 Bloomfield, Michigan, USA Breast cancer
B. W. Stevenson 38 April 28, 1988 Heart valve
Howie Johnson
The Ventures
49 May 5, 1988 Everett, Washington, USA Heart attack
Chet Baker 58 May 13, 1988 Amsterdam, Netherlands Accident
Gil Evans 75 May 20, 1988 Cuernavaca, Mexico Peritonitis
Jesse Ed Davis 43 June 22, 1988 Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA Herion overdose
Hillel Slovak
Red Hot Chili Peppers
26 June 25, 1988 Los Angeles, California, USA Drug overdose
Jimmy Soul 45 June 25, 1988 Spring Valley, New York, USA Heart attack
Nico 49 July 18, 1988 Ibiza, Spain Head trauma caused by bicycle accident
Priscilla Bowman 60 July 24, 1988 Kansas City, Missouri, USA Lung cancer
Fred Below
The Aces
61 August 13, 1988 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cancer
Robert Calvert
Hawkwind
43 August 14, 1988 Ramsgate, England Heart attack
Roy Buchanan 48 August 14, 1988 Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Supposed suicide; found hanged in jail cell
Tim Davis
The Steve Miller Band
44 September 20, 1988 Complications related to diabetes
J. C. Heard 71 September 27, 1988 Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Cliff Gallup 58 October 9, 1988 Norfolk, Virginia, USA Heart attack
Son House 86 October 19, 1988 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Black Randy
Black Randy and the Metrosquad
36 November 11, 1988 AIDS-related disease
Roy Orbison
Traveling Wilburys
52 December 6, 1988 Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Sylvester 41 December 16, 1988 San Francisco, California, USA AIDS
Paul Jeffreys
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
36 December 21, 1988 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan Am Flight 103 bombing and subsequent accident
Alvin "Bobby" Baylor
The Solitaires
53 January 4, 1989 New York City, New York, USA
Patti McCabe
The Poni-Tails
49 January 17, 1989 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Cancer
Whistlin' Alex Moore 89 January 20, 1989 Dallas, Texas, USA
Blaze Foley 39 February 1, 1989 Austin, Texas, USA
Paul Robi
The Platters
57 February 1, 1989 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns
Homer and Jethro
68 February 4, 1989 Evanston, Illinois, USA
King Tubby 48 February 6, 1989 Kingston, Jamaica Shot
Vincent Crane
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Dexys Midnight Runners
45 February 14, 1989 Westminster, London, England Drug overdose
Dock Green, Jr.
The Fove Crowns, The Drifters
54 March 10, 1989 Fresh Meadows, New York, USA Cancer
Ray Agee 68 April 15, 1989 Los Angeles, California, USA
Dmitry Selivanov 25 April 22, 1989 Novosibirsk, Russia
Ron Wilson
The Surfaris
44 May 7, 1989 Placer County, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Good Rockin' Charles 56 May 17, 1989 Chicago, Illinois, USA
John Cipollina
Quicksilver Messenger Service
45 May 29, 1989 San Francisco, California, USA Emphysema
Vivian Carter
Record producer, cpmpany executive and co-founded of Vee Jay Records
68 June 12, 1989 High blood pressure, diabetes and a stroke
Pete de Freitas
Echo & the Bunnymen
27 June 14, 1989 London, England Motorcycle accident
Vic Maile 45 July 11, 1989 Cancer
Nesuhi Ertegun
Record producer, record executive of Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group
71 July 15, 1989 New York City, USA
Bull Moose Jackson 70 July 31, 1989 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Lung cancer
Larry Parnes 59 August 4, 1989 London, England
Sonny Thompson 65 August 11, 1989 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mickey Hawks 49 August 31, 1989 North Carolina, USA
Keith Wiggins
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
28 September 8, 1989 New York City, New York, USA Drug overdose
Cousin Joe 81 October 2, 1989 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Natural causes
Alan Murphy
Go West, Level 42
35 October 19, 1989 HIV/AIDS
Ewan MacColl 74 October 22, 1989 Brompton, London, USA Complication
Dickie Goodman
Record producer
55 November 8, 1989 North Carolina, USA
Freddie Waits 49 November 18, 1989 New York City, New York, USA Kidney failure
Billy Lyall
Bay City Rollers, Pilot
36 December 1, 1989 AIDS
Pattie Santos
It's a Beautiful Day
40 December 14, 1989 Car crash
Floyd Jones 72 December 19, 1989 Chicago, Illinois, USA

1990sEdit

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Gene Phillips 74 January 10, 1990 Lakewood, California, USA
Melanie Appleby
Mel and Kim
23 January 18, 1990 Pneumonia and following treatment for metastatic paraganglioma
Allen Collins
Lynyrd Skynyrd
37 January 23, 1990 Jacksonville, Florida, USA Pneumonia
Peter Sweval
Looking Glass
41 January 23, 1990 AIDS
Mel Lewis 60 February 2, 1990 New York City, USA
Del Shannon 55 February 8, 1990 Santa Clarita, California, USA Suicide by gunshot
Johnnie Ray 63 February 24, 1990 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver failure due to chronic alcoholism
Cornell Gunter
The Coasters
53 February 26, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Homicide
David Prichard
Armored Saint
26 February 28, 1990 Leukemia
Shakey Jake Harris 68 March 2, 1990 Forrest City, Arkansas, USA
Ric Grech
Family, Traffic, Blind Faith
43 March 17, 1990 Leicester, England Liver and kidney failure
Andrew Wood
Malfunkshun
Mother Love Bone
24 March 19, 1990 Seattle, Washington, USA Heroin overdose
Sarah Vaughan 66 April 3, 1990 Hidden Hills, California, USA Lung cancer
Thurston Harris
The Sharps
58 April 14, 1990 Pomona, California, USA Heart attack
Sammy Lawhorn 54 April 29, 1990 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Emily Remler 32 May 4, 1990 Sydney, Australia Heart attack
Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis's brother
64 May 16, 1990 Beverly Hills, California, USA

Cancer

Morris Levy
Record producer from Roulette Records
62 May 21, 1990 Liver cancer
Gary Usher
The Beach Boys, The Byrds
51 May 25, 1990 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Stiv Bators
The Dead Boys, The Lords of the New Church
40 June 4, 1990 Paris, France Struck by taxi
Jim Hodder
Steely Dan
42 June 5, 1990 Point Arena, California, USA Drowned
Rob Graves
Bags, 45 Grave, The Gun Club
31-32 June 28, 1990 USA
Gerry Boulet
Offenbach
44 July 18, 1990 Cancer
Brent Mydland
The Grateful Dead
37 July 26, 1990 Lafayette, California, USA Drug overdose
Bobby Day 60 July 27, 1990 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Larry Birdsong 56 August 7, 1990 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Joel Rundell
Better Than Ezra
24 August 8, 1990 Suicide
Lafayette Leake 71 August 14, 1990 Chicago, Illinois, USA Diabetic coma
Viktor Tsoi
Kino
28 August 15, 1990 Tukums, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union Car accident
Boogie Bill Webb 66 August 22, 1990 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Double Trouble
35 August 27, 1990 East Troy, Wisconsin, USA Helicopter accident
Tom Fogerty
Creedence Clearwater Revival
48 September 6, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Tuberculosis
Ray Stephens
Village People
35 October 4, 1990 AIDS
Sam Taylor 74 October 5, 1990 Westchester, New York, USA
B.J. Wilson
Procol Harum
43 October 8, 1990 Corvallis, Oregon, USA Intentional drug overdose
Art Blakey 71 October 16, 1990 New York City, New York Lung cancer
Gervasio
Los Naúfragos
42 October 28, 1990 Talagante, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Murder
Bobby Scott 53 November 5, 1990 New York City, New York, USA Lung cancer
Ronnie Dyson 40 November 10, 1990 Brooklyn, New York, USA Heart failure
Lester Williams 70 November 13, 1990 Houston, Texas, USA
Dee Clark 52 December 7, 1990 Smyrna, Georgia, USA Heart attack
Goree Carter 59 December 29, 1990 Houston, Texas, USA
Buck Ram 83 January 1, 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada
Steve Clark
Def Leppard
30 January 8, 1991 London, England Accidental overdose of painkillers, anti-depressants, and alcohol
Stan Szelest
The Band
47 January 20, 1991 Woodstock, New York, USA Heart Attack
Karen Young 39 January 26, 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Roger Patterson
Atheist
22 February 12, 1991 Car accident
George Motola
Record producer from Modern Records
71 February 15, 1991 Los Angeles, California, USA
John McClung
John & Emery McClung
84 February 15, 1991 USA
Bob Geddins
Record producer
78 February 16, 1991 Liver cancer
Slim Gaillard
Slim & Slam
75 February 26, 1991 London, England
Frank Esler-Smith
Air Supply
42 March 1, 1991 Melbourne, Australia Pneumonia
Doc Pomus 65 March 14, 1991 Manhattan, New York City, USA Lung cancer
Roger Troy
The Electric Flag
45 March 15, 1991
Billy Butler 66 March 20, 1991 Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Leo Fender 81 March 21, 1991 Fullerton, California, USA
Dave Guard
The Kingston Trio
56 March 22, 1991 Rollinsford, New Hampshire, USA Lymphatic cancer
Paul Gayten 71 March 26, 1991 Los Angeles, California, USA
Henry Glover 69 April 7, 1991 St. Albans, New York, USA Heart attack
Per "Dead" Ohlin
Mayhem
22 April 8, 1991 Oslo, Norway Suicide
Steve Marriott
Small Faces, Humble Pie
44 April 21, 1991 Essex, England House fire
Johnny Thunders
The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers
38 April 23, 1991 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Drug-related causes; suspicious
Gene Clark
The Byrds
46 May 24, 1991 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Bleeding ulcer
David Ruffin
The Temptations
50 June 1, 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Adverse reaction to drugs of an accidental overdose
Stan Getz 64 June 6, 1991 Malibu, California, USA Liver cancer
Richard Holmes 60 June 29, 1991 St. Louis, Missouri, USA Prostate cancer
Willie Nix 68 July 8, 1991 Leland, Mississippi, USA
Paula Pierce
The Pandoras
31 August 10, 1991 Hollywood, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Dootsie Williams
Record producer from The Penguins
80 August 21, 1991 Los Angeles, California, USA
Mike Naumenko
Zoopark
36 August 27, 1991 Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Cerebral hemorrhage
Peter Slaghuis
VideoKids
30 September 5, 1991 Amsterdam, Netherlands Car accident
Rob Tyner
MC5
46 September 18, 1991 Berkley, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Miles Davis 65 September 28, 1991 Santa Monica, California, USA Pneumonia, respiratory failure, and stroke
J. Frank Wilson
J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
49 October 4, 1991 Lufkin, Texas, USA Alcoholism and complications from diabetes
Ole Beich
Guns N' Roses
36 October 16, 1991 Copenhagen, Denmark Drowned in Skt. Jørgens Lake
Bill Graham
Promoter of Various Bands
60 October 25, 1991 Vallejo, California, USA Helicopter accident
Jim Reese
The Bobby Fuller Four
49 October 26, 1991 Lufkin, Texas, USA Heart attack
Mort Shuman 54 November 2, 1991 London, England Cancer
Eric Carr
Kiss
41 November 24, 1991 New York City, New York, USA Heart cancer and subsequent brain hemorrhage
Freddie Mercury
Queen
45 November 24, 1991 London, England Complications due to AIDS
Headman Shabalala
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
46 December 10, 1991 Shot
King Kolax 79 December 18, 1991 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Beaver Harris 55 December 22, 1991 Prostate Cancer
Johnny Rydh
Strebers
27 January 3, 1992 Car accident
Jerry Nolan
The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers
45 January 14, 1992 New York City, New York, USA Stroke and subsequent coma
Dee Murray 45 January 15, 1992 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Skin cancer and subsequent stroke
Willie Dixon 76 January 29, 1992 Burbank, California, USA Heart failure
Sudirman Arshad 37 February 22, 1992 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Stroke
Al Silver
Record producer from The Nutmegs, The Five Satins, The Turbans, and co-founded of Herald Records
78 March 4, 1992 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Mary Osborne 70 March 4, 1992 Bakersfield, California, USA Cancer
Arthur Russell 40 April 4, 1992 New York City, New York, USA AIDS-related illness
Sammy Price 92 April 14, 1992 New York City, USA Heart attack
Johnny Shines 76 April 20, 1992 Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Brian MacLeod
Chilliwack, Headpins
39 April 25, 1992 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Bone cancer
Sharon Redd 46 May 1, 1992 Westchester County, New York, USA Pneumonia
Iosu Expósito
Eskorbuto
31 May 31, 1992 Baracaldo, Spain Heroin overdose
Peter Allen 48 June 18, 1992 San Diego, California, USA HIV/AIDS
Stefanie Sargent
7 Year Bitch
24 June 27, 1992 Seattle, Washington, USA Asphyxiation after taking alcohol and heroin
Howard Roberts 62 June 28, 1992 Seattle, Washington, USA Prostate cancer
Boogie Woogie Red 66 July 2, 1992 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Paul Hackman
Helix
38 July 5, 1992 Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Car accident
Mary Wells 49 July 26, 1992 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia and throat cancer
Jeff Porcaro
Toto
38 August 5, 1992 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack due to allergic reaction or cocaine use (disputed)
Tony Williams
The Platters
64 August 14, 1992 New York City, New York, USA Emphysema
Mark Heard 40 August 16, 1992 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Earl Van Dyke
The Funk Brothers
62 September 18, 1992 Detroit, Michigan, USA Prostate cancer
William Cowsill
The Cowsills
66 September 29, 1992 Mexico Leukaemia
Eddie Kendricks
The Temptations
52 October 5, 1992 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Lung cancer
Larry Levan 38 November 8, 1992 Manhattan, New York City, USA AIDS-related complications
Ronnie Bond
The Troggs
52 November 13, 1992 USA
Ricky Williams
Flipper
36 November 21, 1992 El Camino, California, USA Heroin overdose
Andy Kirk 94 December 11, 1992 New York City, New York, USA
Elbert Wilkins
The Dramatics
45 December 13, 1992 Marshall, Michigan, USA Heart Artack
Albert King 69 December 21, 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Eddie Hazel
Funkadelic
42 December 23, 1992 Brooklyn, New York, USA Internal bleeding and liver failure
Dizzy Gillespie 75 January 6, 1993 Englewood, New Jersey, USA Pancreatic cancer
Helno
Lucrate Milk
29 January 22, 1993 Paris, France Heroin overdose
Toy Caldwell
Marshall Tucker Band
45 February 25, 1993 Moore, South Carolina, USA
Marlena Davis
The Orlons
48 February 27, 1993 USA Lung cancer
Jake Porter
Record producer and co-founder of Combo Records
76 March 25, 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA
Eugene Church 55 April 3, 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Mick Ronson
Mott the Hoople, The Spiders from Mars
46 April 30, 1993 London, England Liver cancer
Louis Brooks 82 May 5, 1993 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Marv Johnson 54 May 16, 1993 Columbia, South Carolina, USA Stroke
Doctor Ross 67 May 28, 1993 Flint, Michigan, USA
Sun Ra 79 May 30, 1993 Pneumonia
Dupree Bolton 64 June 5, 1993 Oakland, California, USA Cardiac Arrest
Conway Twitty 59 June 5, 1993 Springfield, Missouri, USA Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Arthur Alexander 53 June 9, 1993 Heart attack
John Campbell 41 June 13, 1993 New York City, New York, USA Heart failure[12]
Luther Tucker 57 June 18, 1993 Greenbrae, California, USA Heart attack
GG Allin
The Jabbers, The Scumfucs, The Murder Junkies
36 June 28, 1993 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
Wong Ka Kui
Beyond
31 June 30, 1993 Tokyo, Japan Internal bleeding due to head injuries
Dave Rubinstein
Reagan Youth
28 July 3, 1993 Suicide by anti-depressant induced overdose
Mia Zapata
The Gits
27 July 7, 1993 Seattle, Washington, USA Murdered
Richard Tee 49 July 21, 1993 The Bronx, New York, USA Prostate cancer
Don Myrick
Earth, Wind & Fire
53 July 30, 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA Gunshot
Rob "The Bass Thing" Jones
The Wonder Stuff
29 July 31, 1993 New York City, New York, USA Heroin
Randy Jo Hobbs
The McCoys, Montrose
45 August 5, 1993 Dayton, Ohio, USA Heart failure
Euronymous
Mayhem
25 August 10, 1993 Oslo, Norway Stabbed to death by Varg Vikernes
Phil Seymour
Dwight Twilley
41 August 17, 1993 USA Cancer
Bernie Lowe
Record producer, arranger and co-founded of Parkway Records
75 September 1, 1993 Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA
Lefty Dizz 56 September 7, 1993 Chicago, Illinois, USA Esophageal cancer
Wade Flemons
Earth, Wind & Fire
53 October 13, 1993 Battle Creek, Michigan, USA Cancer
Criss Oliva
Savatage
30 October 17, 1993 Zephyrhills, Florida, USA Car accident
James Baker
New Birth
45 October 24, 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA
River Phoenix
Alexa's Attic
23 October 31, 1993 West Hollywood, California, USA Combined Drug Intoxication
Bobby McClure 50 November 13, 1992 Los Angeles, California, USA Stroke
Albert Collins 61 November 24, 1993 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Cancer
Jerry Edmonton
Steppenwolf
47 November 28, 1993 Santa Barbara, California, USA Car accident
Ray Gillen
Black Sabbath, Badlands, Sun Red Sun
34 December 1, 1993 New York City, New York, USA AIDS related
Frank Zappa
The Mothers of Invention
52 December 4, 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA Prostate cancer
Doug Hopkins
Gin Blossoms
32 December 5, 1993 Tempe, Arizona, USA Suicide
Michael Clarke
The Byrds
47 December 19, 1993 Treasure Island, Florida, USA Liver failure
Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont
The Morwells, Roots Radics
38 December 31, 1993 USA Prostate Cancer
Harry Nilsson 52 January 15, 1994 Agoura Hills, California, USA Heart failure
Rhett Forrester
Riot
37 January 22, 1994 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Gun shot
John Littlejohn 62 February 1, 1994 Renal failure
Gary B.B. Coleman 47 February 14, 1994 Center, Texas, USA
Papa John Creach
Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, The Dinosaurs
76 February 22, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia
Dan Hartman 43 March 22, 1994 Westport, Connecticut, USA Complications from AIDS
Kurt Cobain
Nirvana
27 April 5, 1994 Seattle, Washington, USA Suicide by gunshot
Lee Brilleaux
Dr. Feelgood
51 April 7, 1994 Canvey Island, Essex, England Lymphoma
Larry Davis 57 April 19, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Haskell Sadler 59 May 6, 1994 Berkeley, California, USA Complications from diabetes
Joe Pass 65 May 23, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver cancer
Eric Gale 55 May 25, 1994 Baja, California, Mexico Lung cancer
Derek Leckenby
Herman's Hermits
51 June 4, 1994 Manchester, England Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Kristen Pfaff
Hole, Janitor Joe
27 June 16, 1994 Seattle, Washington, USA Heroin overdose
Eddie Boyd 79 July 13, 1994 Helsinki, Finland, USA
Chuck Valle
Dripping Goss
29 July 17, 1994 Stabbing after having an argument
Gary Farr
Gary Farr & The T-Bones
49 July 29, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Bill Baker
The Five Satins
58 August 10, 1994 New Haven, Connecticut, USA Lung cancer
Major Lance 55 September 3, 1994 Decatur, Georgia, USA Heart disease
Nicky Hopkins
The Jeff Beck Group
50 September 6, 1994 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications from intestinal surgery
Major Bill Smith
Record producer and record label owner
72 September 12, 1994 Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Haywood Henry 81 September 15, 1994
Ken Montgomery
D.O.A., Pointed Sticks, Subhumans
36 September 27, 1994 Heroin overdose
Danny Gatton 49 October 4, 1994 Newburg, Maryland, USA Suicide by gunshot
Lee Allen 67 October 18, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA
Jimmy Miller
Record producer for Blind Faith, Spooky Tooth, Motörhead, Primal Scream, and association with The Rolling Stones
52 October 22, 1994 Denver, Colorado, USA Liver failure
Wilbert Harrison 65 October 26, 1994 Spencer, North Carolina, USA Stroke
Robert White
The Funk Brothers
57 October 27, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications from open heart surgery
Fred "Sonic" Smith
MC5
Sonic's Rendezvous Band
45 November 4, 1994 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart failure
Carmen McRae 72 November 10, 1994 Beverly Hills, California, USA Stroke
Tommy McManus
Mama's Boys
53 November 16, 1994 London, England Lung infenction and following by a bone marrow
Chet Powers
Quicksilver Messenger Service
57 November 16, 1994 Santa Rosa, California, USA
Cab Calloway 86 November 18, 1994 Hockessin, Delaware, USA Stroke
Garnett Silk 28 December 9, 1994 Mandeville, Jamaica
Dan Hamilton
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
51 December 23, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Cushig's syndrome
Ted Hawkins 58 January 1, 1995 Los Angeles, California, USA Stroke
Johnny Carroll 57 January 13, 1995 Dallas, Texas, USA Liver failure
Ruby Starr
Black Oak Arkansas
45 January 14, 1995 Toledo, Ohio, USA Lung cancer
David Cole
Record producer from C+C Music Factory
32 January 24, 1995 New York, New York, USA Long illness
Richey Edwards
Manic Street Preachers
27 February 1, 1995 Cardiff, Wales Declared death in absentia
Tony Secunda
Manager of rock groups from The Moody Blues, Procol Harum, Motörhead, Steeleye Span, The Move and T-Rex
54 February 12, 1995 Tiburon, California, USA Heart attack
Denny Cordell
Record producer from The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Move
51 February 18, 1995 Dublin, Ireland Lymphoma
Bob Stinson
The Replacements, Static Taxi
35 February 18, 1995 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Health undermined by years of alcohol and drug abuse
Melvin Franklin
The Temptations
52 February 23, 1995 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Complications from a seizure
Willie Johnson 71 February 25, 1995 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Vivian Stanshall
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
51 March 5, 1995 Muswell Hill, London, England House fire
Delroy Wilson 46 March 6, 1995 Kingston, Jamaica Cirrhosis of the liver
Ingo Schwichtenberg
Helloween
29 March 8, 1995 Hamburg, West Germany Suicide
Sunnyland Slim 88 March 17, 1995 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nike Ardilla 19 March 19, 1995 Bandung, Indonesia Car accident
Alan Barton
Smokie, Black Lace
41 March 23, 1995 Cologne, Germany Bus accident
Eazy-E
N.W.A
30 March 26, 1995 Compton, California, USA Complications due to AIDS
Jimmy McShane
Baltimora
37 March 29, 1995 Derry, Northern Ireland Complications due to AIDS
Roland Wolf
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
29-30 March 29, 1995 Germany Car crash
Paul A. Rothchild
Record producer from The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
59 March 30, 1995 Hollywood, California, USA Lung cancer
Selena
Selena y Los Dinos
23 March 31, 1995 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Shot to death by Yolanda Saldívar
Burl Ives 85 April 14, 1995 Anacortes, Washington, USA Oral cancer
Carl Albert
Vicious Rumors
32 April 22, 1995 Car accident
Lonesome Sundown 66 April 23, 1995 Gonzales, Louisiana, USA
Clarence Paul 67 May 6, 1995 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications of heart disease and diabetes
Rory Gallagher 47 June 14, 1995 London, England MRSA complications following a liver transplant
Phyllis Hyman 45 June 30, 1995 New York City, New York, USA Drug overdose
Wolfman Jack
American disc jockey
57 July 1, 1995 Belvidere, North Carolina, USA Heart attack
Charlie Rich 62 July 25, 1995 Hammond, Louisiana, USA Acute blood clot
Eddie Hinton 51 July 28, 1995 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Heart attack
Jerry Garcia
The Grateful Dead
53 August 9, 1995 Forest Knolls, California, USA Heart attack
Allan McCarthy
Men Without Hats
38 August 11, 1995
Bobby DeBarge
DeBarge, Switch
39 August 16, 1995 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA HIV/AIDS
Wild Bill Davis 76 August 17, 1995 Moorestown Township, New Jersey, USA
Dwayne Goettel
Skinny Puppy
31 August 23, 1995 Edmonton, Canada, USA Drug overdose
Ronald White
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
56 August 26, 1995 Detroit, Michigan, USA Leukemia
Sterling Morrison
The Velvet Underground
53 August 30, 1995 Poughkeepsie, New York, USA Cancer
Salil Chowdhury 71 September 5, 1995 Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Larry Gales 59 September 12, 1995
Jay Roberts
The Primitives
49 September 21, 1995 USA
Shannon Hoon
Blind Melon
28 October 21, 1995 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Cocaine overdose
Florence Greenberg
Music executive and record producer
82 November 2, 1995 Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
Jerry Daniels
The Ink Spots
79 November 7, 1995
Alan Hull
Lindisfarne
50 November 17, 1995 Newcastle, England Heart thrombosis
Matthew Ashman
Bow Wow Wow, Adam and the Ants
35 November 21, 1995 London, England Diabetes
Peter Grant
Music manager from Stone the Crows, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and record executive from Swan Song Records
60 November 21, 1995 Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Tom Clay
American radio personality and disc jockey
66 November 22, 1995 Los Angeles, California, USA Stomach and lung cancer
Junior Walker
Junior Walker & the All Stars
64 November 23, 1995 Battle Creek, Michigan, USA Cancer
David Briggs
Record producer from Crazy Horse
51 November 26, 1995 San Francisco, California, USA Lung cancer
Dean Martin 78 December 25, 1995 Beverly Hills, California, USA Lung cancer
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 70 December 28, 1995 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
David Molina
Let's Go Bowling
36 December 28, 1995
Clarence Satchell
Ohio Players
55 December 30, 1995 Dayton, Ohio, USA Brain aneurysm
Edem Ephraim
London Boys
36 January 21, 1996 Eastern Alps, Austria Car accident
Dennis Fuller
London Boys
36 January 21, 1996 Eastern Alps, Austria Car accident
Bob Thiele 73 January 30, 1996 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Kidney failure
Wild Jimmy Spruill 61 February 3, 1996 Washington D.C., USA Heart attack
Brownie McGhee 80 February 16, 1996 Oakland, California, USA Stomach cancer
Terry Stafford 54 March 17, 1996 Amarillo, Texas, USA Liver failuire
Billy Williamson
Bill Haley & His Comets
71 March 22, 1996 Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA Cancer
Don Murray
The Turtles
50 March 22, 1996 Glendale, California, USA Complications following ulcer surgery
Jeffrey Lee Pierce
The Gun Club
37 March 31, 1996 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Guitar Gabriel 70 April 2, 1996 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Bernard Edwards
Chic
43 April 18, 1996 Japan Pneumonia
Johnny "Guitar" Watson 61 May 18, 1996 Yokohama, Japan Myocardial infraction
Kevin Gilbert 29 May 18, 1996 Los Angeles, California, USA Accidental strangulation
Bradley Nowell
Sublime
28 May 25, 1996 San Francisco, California, USA Heroin overdose
John Kahn
Legion of Mary, Old and in the Way
49 May 30, 1996 Heart attack
Ella Fitzgerald 79 June 15, 1996 Beverly Hills, California, USA Complications from diabetes
Jim Ellison
Material Issue
32 June 20, 1996 USA Suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning
Louis Gottlieb
The Limeliters
72 July 11, 1996 Sebastopol, California, USA Short illness
Jonathan Melvoin
The Smashing Pumpkins
34 July 12, 1996 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
John Panozzo
Styx
47 July 16, 1996 Chicago, Illinois, USA Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
Chas Chandler
The Animals
57 July 17, 1996 Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, England Heart condition
Rob Collins
The Charlatans
33 July 22, 1996 Wales Car accident
Marge Ganser
The Shangri-Las
48 July 28, 1996 New York City, New York, USA Breast cancer
Jason Thirsk
Pennywise, Humble Gods
28 July 29, 1996 Hermosa Beach, California, USA Self-inflicted gunshot while intoxicated
Mel Taylor
The Ventures
62 August 11, 1996 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Al Cleveland 66 August 14, 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Heart disease
Tupac Shakur
Outlawz
25 September 13, 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Homicide[13]
Bob Gibson 64 September 28, 1996 Portland, Oregon, USA Degenerative brain disease
Chris Acland
Lush
30 October 17, 1996 Burneside, South Lakeland, Cumbria, England Suicide
Eva Cassidy
33 November 2, 1996 Bowie, Maryland, USA Cancer
Bill Doggett 80 November 13, 1996 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
William Clarke 45 November 2, 1996 Fresno, California, USA
Tiny Tim 64 November 30, 1996 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Heart attack
Patty Donahue
The Waitresses
40 December 9, 1996 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Lung cancer
Dawn Crosby
Detente, Fear of God
33 December 15, 1996 Liver failure
Johnny Heartsman 60 December 27, 1996 Sacramento, California, USA Stroke
Randy California
Spirit
45 January 2, 1997 Molokai, Hawaii, USA Drowned[14]
Alexander Young
Marcus Hook Roll Band, AC/DC
58 January 4, 1997 Hamburg, Germany Lung cancer
Kenny Pickett
The Creation
54 January 10, 1997 London, England Heart attack
Keith Diamond 46 January 18, 1997 Manhattan, USA
Billy Mackenzie
Associates
39 January 22, 1997 Angus, Scotland Prescription pill overdose
Richard Berry 61 January 23, 1997 Inglewood, California, USA Heart failure
Seth Lover 87 January 31, 1997 Garden Grove, California, USA
Brian Connolly
The Sweet
52 February 9, 1997 Slough, Berkshire, England Kidney failure
Jack Owens 92 February 9, 1997 Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA
The Notorious B.I.G. 24 March 9, 1997 Los Angeles, California, USA Homicide
LaVern Baker 67 March 10, 1997 Queens, New York, USA Coronary complications
Ronnie Barron 53 March 20, 1997 Heart failure
Harold Melvin
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
57 March 24, 1997
Aaron Collins
The Cadets
66 March 27, 1997 California
Gene Ames
Ames Brothers
74 April 4, 1997
Laura Nyro 49 April 8, 1997 Danbury, Connecticut, USA Ovarian cancer
Eldon Hoke
Mentors, The Screamers
39 April 19, 1997 Riverside, California, USA Struck by train
Lovie Lee 88 May 23, 1997 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jeff Buckley 30 May 29, 1997 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Accidental drowning
Ronnie Lane
The Small Faces, Faces
51 June 4, 1997 Trinidad, Colorado, USA Pneumonia
Arthur Prysock 73 June 14, 1997 Hamilton, Bermuda, USA Aneurysm
John Wolters
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
52 June 16, 1997
Bobby Helms 63 June 19, 1997 Martinsville, Indiana, USA Emphysema and asthma
Lawrence Payton
The Four Tops
59 June 20, 1997 Southfield, Michigan, USA Cancer
Louis A. McCall, Sr.
Con Funk Shun
45 June 25, 1997 Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA Murder
Johnny Copeland 60 July 3, 1997 Harlem, New York, USA Congential heart defect
Chuck Wayne 74 July 29, 1997 USA Health problems
Luther Allison 57 August 12, 1997 Madison, Wisconsin, USA Metastasis
Raymond Barbieri
Warzone, Agnostic Front
35 September 11, 1997 New York City, New York, USA Pneumonia
Jimmy Witherspoon 77 September 18, 1997 Los Angeles, California, USA Throat cancer
Nick Traina
Link 80
19 September 20, 1997 USA Suicide
Phil Medley 81 October 3, 1997
John Denver
The John Denver Band
53 October 12, 1997 Pacific Grove, California, USA Experimental plane crash
Glen Buxton 49 October 19, 1997 Clarion, Iowa, USA Pneumonia
Henry Vestine
Canned Heat
52 October 20, 1997 Paris, France Heart and respiratory failure
Ralph Middlebrooks
Ohio Players
55 November 1997 USA Cancer
Epic Soundtracks
Swell Maps, Crime & the City Solution, These Immortal Souls
38 November 6, 1997 West Hampstead, London, England Inconclusive official cause
Tommy Tedesco 67 November 10, 1997 Northridge, California, USA Lung cancer
Aary Nano 55 November 20, 1997 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Plane crash
Michael Hutchence
INXS
37 November 22, 1997 Sydney, Australia Suicide or accidental strangulation
Michael Hedges 43 December 2, 1997 Mendocino County, California, USA Car crash
Kurt Winter
The Guess Who
51 December 14, 1997 Kidney failure due to previous drug abuse
Nicolette Larson 45 December 16, 1997 Los Angeles, California, USA Cerebral edema and liver failure
Jimmy Rogers 73 December 19, 1997 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Floyd Cramer 64 December 31, 1997 Lung cancer
Nick Venet
Record producer and association with The Beach Boys
61 January 2, 1998 Eastside Los Angeles, USA Burkitt's lymphoma
Sonny Bono
Sonny & Cher
62 January 5, 1998 South Lake Tahoe, California, USA Skiing accident
Ken Forssi
The Surfaris, Love
54 January 10, 1998 Tallahassee, Florida, USA Brain tumor
Junior Wells
The Aces
63 January 15, 1998 Chicago, Illinois, USA Sereve health problems include a cancer and a heart attack
Carl Perkins 65 January 19, 1998 Jackson, Tennessee, USA Throat cancer
Johnny Funches
The Dells
62 January 23, 1998 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Fat Pat 27 February 3, 1998 Houston, Texas, USA Murdered by gunshot
Tim Kelly
Slaughter
35 February 5, 1998 Bagdad, Arizona, USA Car crash
Joe Stubbs
The Falcons, The Contours, The Originals
55-56 February 5, 1998 USA
Falco 40 February 6, 1998 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Car accident
Carl Wilson
The Beach Boys
51 February 6, 1998 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Grandpa Jones 84 February 19, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee, USA 2 strokes
Bob McBride
Lighthouse
51 February 20, 1998 Toronto, Ontario, USA Heart failure
Rockin' Sidney 59 February 25, 1998 Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Black Lone Ranger 66 March 17, 1998 Chicago, Illinois, USA
George Howard 41 March 20, 1998 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Rozz Williams
Christian Death, Shadow Project, Premature Ejaculation
34 April 1, 1998 West Hollywood, California, USA Suicide by hanging
Rob Pilatus
Milli Vanilli
33 April 2, 1998 Frankfurt, Germany Alcohol and prescription pill overdose
Cozy Powell
The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath
50 April 5, 1998 Bristol, England Car accident
Wendy O. Williams
Plasmatics
48 April 6, 1998 Storrs, Connecticut, USA Suicide by shooting
Linda McCartney
Paul McCartney's wife
56 April 17, 1998 Tucson, Arizona, USA Breast cancer
hide
X Japan, Zilch
33 May 2, 1998 Tokyo, Japan Suicide by hanging
Eddie Rabbitt 56 May 7, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Frank Sinatra 82 May 14, 1998 West Hollywood, California USA Heart attack
Jerry Capehart 69 June 7, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Brain Cancer
Dave "Chico" Ryan
Sha Na Na
50 July 26, 1998 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Heart failure
Flemming Rasmussen
The Teemakers
51 August 23, 1998
Denniz Pop
DJ music producer
35 August 30, 1998 Stomach cancer
Sonny Knight 64 September 5, 1998 Maui, Hawaii, USA
Johnny Adams 66 September 14, 1998 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Cancer
Oz Bach
Spanky and Our Gang
59 September 21, 1998 Asheville, North Carolina, USA Cancer
Gene Autry 91 October 2, 1998 Studio City, California, USA Lymphoma
Frederick Johnson
The Swallows
60 October 28, 1998
Lonnie Pitchford 43 November 8, 1998 Lexington, Mississippi, USA HIV/AIDS
Eldridge Holmes 56 November 13, 1998 USA
Alexander White
Patty & the Emblems
60 November 13, 1998
Barbara Acklin 55 November 27, 1998 Omaha, Nebraska, USA Pneumonia
Lynn Strait
Snot
30 December 11, 1998 Santa Barbara, California, USA Car accident
Bryan Maclean
Love
52 December 25, 1998 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Johnny Moore
The Drifters
64 December 30, 1998 London, England Respiratory failure
Sonny Forriest
The Coasters
64 January 10, 1999 Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA
Barry Pritchard
The Fortunes
64 January 11, 1999 Birmingham, England
John Baker Saunders
Mad Season
The Walkabouts
44 January 15, 1999 Seattle, Washington, USA Heroin overdose
Benjamin Smoke
Smoke
39 January 29, 1999 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Liver failure
Baris Manço 56 February 1, 1999 Kadiköy, Istanbul, Turkey
David McComb
The Triffids, Blackeyed Susans
36 February 2, 1999 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Heroin toxicity and rejection of his 1996 heart transplant
Gwen Guthrie 48 February 3, 1999 Orange, New Jersey, USA Uterine cancer
Buddy Knox 65 February 14, 1999 Bremerton, Washington, USA Lung cancer
Marius Müller 39 February 14, 1999 Car accident
Björn Afzelius
Hoola Bandoola Band
52 February 16, 1999 Gothenburg, Sweden Lung cancer
David Ackles 62 March 2, 1999 Tujunga, California, USA Lung cancer
Dusty Springfield
The Springfields
59 March 2, 1999 Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England Cancer
Lowell Fulson 77 March 7, 1999 Long Beach, California, USA
Peppermint Harris 73 March 19, 1999 Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Val Valentin
Record proudcer and record engineer
79 March 24, 1999 Reno, Nevada, USA
Mighty Joe Young 71 March 24, 1999 Chicago, Illinois, USA Pneumonia
Freaky Tah
Lost Boyz
27 March 28, 1999 Queens, New York, USA Shooting
Joe Williams 80 March 29, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jesse Stone 97 April 1, 1999 Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA
Skip Spence
Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape
52 April 16, 1999 Santa Cruz, California, USA Lung cancer
Kemistry
Kemistry & Storm
35 April 25, 1999 Winchester, Hampshire, England
Roger Troutman
Zapp
47 April 25, 1999 Dayton, Ohio, USA Murdered by his brother Larry Troutman[15]
Larry Troutman
Zapp
54 April 25, 1999 Dayton, Ohio, USA Committed suicide after he murdered his brother Roger Troutman[15]
Adrian Borland
The Outsiders, The Sound
41 April 26, 1999 London, England Suicide
Darrell Sweet
Nazareth
51 April 30, 1999 New Albany, Indiana, USA Heart attack
Mick Stubbs
Home
51 May 5, 1999 London, England Testicular cancer
William Tucker
Ministry
38 May 14, 1999 Heart attack
Bruce Fairbairn
Record producer from Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, AC/DC
49 May 17, 1999 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Augustus Pablo 44 May 18, 1999 Myasthenia gravis
Ernie Wilkins 76 June 5, 1999 Copenhagen, Denmark
Billy Brown
The Freshmen
56 June 6, 1999
Eddie Kurdziel
Redd Kross
38 June 6, 1999 Los Angeles, California, USA
Screaming Lord Sutch
Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages
58 June 16, 1999 West Harrow, Middlesex, England Suicide by hanging
Kami
Malice Mizer
26 June 21, 1999 Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Dennis Brown 42 July 1, 1999 Kingston, Jamaica Pneumothorax
Guy Mitchell 72 July 1, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Cancer surgery
Mark Sandman
Morphine
46 July 3, 1999 Palestrina, Latium, Italy On stage heart attack
Kevin Wilkinson 41 July 17, 1999
Gar Samuelson
Megadeth
41 July 22, 1999 Orange City, Florida, USA Liver failure
Tommy Ridgley 73 August 11, 1999 Kidney failure and lung cancer
Bobby Sheehan
Blues Traveler
31 August 20, 1999 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Drug overdose
Rob Fisher
Naked Eyes
42 August 25, 1999 Cancer
Beau Jocque 45 September 10, 1999 Kinder, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Chuck Higgins 75 September 14, 1999 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Claude Bessy
Catholic Discipline
53 October 2, 1999 Barcelona, Spain Lung cancer
Erik Brødreskift
Borknagar, Gorgoroth
29 October 4, 1999 Suicide by drug overdose
Hoyt Axton 61 October 26, 1999 Victor, Montana, USA Heart attack
Wes Berggren
Tripping Daisy
28 October 27, 1999 Dallas, Texas, USA Drug overdose
Rob Hoeke 60 November 6, 1999 Krommenie, Netherlands, USA Short illness
Herb Abramson
Record company executive, record producer and co-founder of Atlantic Records
82 November 9, 1999 Henderson, Nevada, USA
Clifford Jarvis 58 November 26, 1999 London, England
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker 72 November 27, 1999 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Don "Sugarcane" Harris
Don and Dewey
61 December 1, 1999 Los Angeles, California, USA
Charlie Byrd 74 December 2, 1999 Annapolis, Maryland, USA Lung cancer
Bobby Marchan 69 December 5, 1999 Gretna, Louisiana, USA Liver Cancer
Rick Danko
The Band
56 December 10, 1999 Marbletown, New York, USA Heart failure
Grover Washington Jr. 56 December 17, 1999 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Joe Higgs 59 December 18, 1999
Curtis Mayfield
The Impressions
57 December 26, 1999 Roswell, Georgia, USA Complications due to diabetes

2000sEdit

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Nat Adderley
Cannonball Adderley's brother
68 January 2, 2000 Lakeland, Florida, USA Diabetes
Richard "Dimples" Fields 57 January 12, 2000 Novato, California, USA Stroke
Dub Jones
The Coasters
71 January 16, 2000 Long Beach, California, USA Diabetes
Doris Coley
The Shirelles
58 February 4, 2000 Sacramento, California, USA Breast cancer
Dave Peverett
Foghat
58 February 7, 2000 Orlando, Florida, USA Kidney cancer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins 70 February 12, 2000 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Complications following surgery concerning aneurysm
Andy Lewis
The Whitlams
33 February 12, 2000 USA
Oliver 54 February 12, 2000 Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Cancer
William "Wee Gee" Howard
The Dramatics
49 February 22, 2000 Bronxville, New York, USA Heart attack
Dennis Danell
Social Distortion
38 February 29, 2000 Costa Mesa, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Ian Dury
Ian Dury and the Blockheads
57 March 27, 2000 Upminster, London, England Liver cancer
Heinz Burt
The Tornados
57 April 7, 2000 Southampton, England Motor neurone disease
Vicki Sue Robinson 45 April 27, 2000 Wilton, Connecticut, USA Cancer
Bobbi Martin 60 May 2, 2000 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Cancer
Geoff Goddard 62 May 15, 2000 USA
Johnnie Taylor 66 May 31, 2000 Dallas, Texas, USA Heart attack
Clive Westlake 67 June 17, 2000 Pegram, Tennessee, USA
Chuck Briggs
U.S. Bombs
40 July 4, 2000 AIDS related complications
Yuri Klinskikh
Sektor Gaza
35 July 4, 2000 Voronezh, Russia Heart attack
Paul Young
Mike + The Mechanics, Sad Café
53 July 15, 2000 Hale, Altrincham, USA Cardiac arrest
Alan Caddy
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
The Tornados
60 August 16, 2000 Complications due to alcoholism
Jack Nitzsche
Crazy Horse, The Rolling Stones
63 August 25, 2000 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA Cardiac arrest
Allen Woody
The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule
44 August 26, 2000 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
David Brown
Santana
53 September 4, 2000 Liver and kidney failure
Stanley Turrentine 66 September 12, 2000 New York City, USA Stroke
Benjamin Orr
The Cars
53 October 3, 2000 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Pancreatic cancer
Joachim Nielsen
Jokke & Valentinerne
36 October 17, 2000 Oslo, Norway Heroin overdose
Little Mack Simmons 67 October 24, 2000 Chicago, Illinois, USA Colorectal cancer
Scott Smith
Loverboy
45 November 30, 2000 San Francisco, Canada Drowning
Joe Nanini
Black Randy and the Metrosquad, Wall of Voodoo
45 December 4, 2000 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Kirsty MacColl 41 December 18, 2000 Cozumel, Mexico Hit by powerboat
Rob Buck
10,000 Maniacs
42 December 19, 2000 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Liver disease
Pops Staples
The Staple Singers
85 December 19, 2000 Chicago, Illinois, USA Injuries from fall
Nick Massi
The Four Seasons
73 December 24, 2000 West Orange, New Jersey, USA Cancer
Milan Hlavsa
Plastic People of the Universe
49 January 5, 2001 Prague, Czech Republic Lung cancer
James Carr 58 January 7, 2001 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer[16]
Laura Childress
The Bobbettes
59 January 8, 2001 Colon cancer
Bryan Gregory
The Cramps
49 January 10, 2001 Anaheim, California, USA Multiple systems failure
Jack McDuff 74 January 23, 2001 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Heart Failure
Debbie Dean 73 February 17, 2001 Ojai, California, USA
John Fahey 61 February 22, 2001 USA
Glenn Hughes
Village People
50 March 4, 2001 New York City, New York, USA Lung Cancer
John Phillips
The Mamas & the Papas
65 March 18, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Herbie Jones 74 March 19, 2001 New York City, USA Diabetes
Big Daddy Kinsey 74 April 3, 2001 Prostate cancer
Paul Peek 63 April 3, 2001 Lithonia Georgia, USA
Charles Pettigrew
Charles & Eddie
37 April 6, 2001 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Cancer
Van Stephenson
Blackhawk
47 April 8, 2001 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Sandy Bull 60 April 11, 2001
Joey Ramone
The Ramones
49 April 15, 2001 New York City, New York, USA Lymphoma
Al Hibbler 85 April 24, 2001 Chicago, Illinois, USA Natural causes
Ernie Graham
Eire Apparent, Help Yourself, Clancy
54 April 27, 2001 London, England Several health problems
James E. Myers
Record producer from Bill Haley & His Comets
81 May 10, 2001 Bonita Springs, USA
Perry Como 88 May 12, 2001 Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, USA

Alzheimer's disease

Prince Ital Joe 38 May 16, 2001 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Car accident
Tony Ashton
Family
55 May 28, 2001 London, England Cancer
Carole Fredericks 49 June 7, 2001 Dakar, Senegal
Marcelo Fromer
Titãs
39 June 13, 2001 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Hit by a motorcycle
George LeGros
The Buckinghams
56 June 14, 2001
Davorin Popović
Indexi
54 June 18, 2001 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
John Lee Hooker 88 June 21, 2001 Los Altos, California, USA Natural causes
Ernie K-Doe 68 July 5, 2001 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Kidney and liver failure
Mimi Fariña 56 July 18, 2001 Mill Valley, California, USA Neuroendocrine tumor
Judy Clay 62 July 19, 2001 Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Milt Gabler
Record proudcer
90 July 20, 2001 Manhattan, New York, USA
Richie Lee
Acetone
34 July 23, 2001 Suicide
Leon Wilkeson
Lynyrd Skynyrd
49 July 27, 2001 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA Natural causes
Ronald Townson
The 5th Dimension
68 August 2, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Renal failure
Maurice Oberstein
Record producer and music executive from CBS Records UK and BPI Records
72 August 13, 2001 London, England Heart attack
Betty Everett 61 August 19, 2001 South Beloit, Illinois, USA
Aaliyah 22 August 25, 2001 Abaco Islands, Bahamas Plane accident
Graeme Strachan
Skyhooks, The Party Boys
49 August 29, 2001 Mount Archer, Queensland, Australia Helicopter accident
Ted Mulry
Ted Mulry Gang
54 September 1, 2001 Brain cancer
Carl Crack
Atari Teenage Riot
30 September 6, 2001 USA
Carolyn Beug
Record producer from Walt Disney Records
48 September 11, 2001 North Tower, One World Trade Center, New York City, New York, USA
Kenny Greene 32 October 1, 2001 New York City, New York, USA Suffering from AIDS
Stony Browder
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
52 October 6, 2001 New York City, USA
Rob Mitchell
Record producer and co-founded of Warp Records
73 October 8, 2001
Peter Doyle
The New Seekers
52 October 13, 2001 Castlemaine, Australia Throat cancer
Michael Karoli
Can
53 November 17, 2001 Essen, Germany Cancer
O.C. Smith 69 November 23, 2001 USA Heart Attack
Melanie Thornton
La Bouche
34 November 24, 2001 Bassersdorf, Switzerland
George Harrison
The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys
58 November 29, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA Laryngeal cancer
Chuck Schuldiner
Death, Control Denied
34 December 13, 2001 Glioma
Bianca Halstead
Humble Gods
36 December 15. 2001 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Automobile accident
Rufus Thomas 84 December 15, 2001 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart failure
Stuart Adamson
The Skids, Big Country, The Raphaels
43 December 16, 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Suicide
Frankie Gaye
Marvin Gaye's brother
60 December 30, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Zac Foley
EMF
31 January 3, 2002 Camden, New Jersey, USA Drug overdose
Jon Lee
Feeder
33 January 7, 2002 Miami, Florida, USA Suicide by hanging
Hoagy Lands 65 January 12, 2002 Orange, New Jersey Heart surgery
Peggy Lee 81 January 21, 2002 Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA Complications of diabetes after following a heart attack
Peter Bardens
Camel
57 January 22, 2002 Malibu, California, USA Lung cancer
Henry Cosby 73 January 22, 2002 Royal Oak, Michigan, USA Cardiac bypass
Paul Baloff
Exodus, Hirax, Heathen
41 February 2, 2002 Oakland, California, USA Stroke induced coma
Willie Draften
Bloodstone
56 February 8, 2002
Dave Van Ronk 65 February 10, 2002 New York, New York, USA
Waylon Jennings 64 February 13, 2002 Chandler, Arizona, USA Diabetic complications
Mick Tucker
Sweet
54 February 14, 2002 Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England Leukemia
Doreen Waddell
Soul II Soul, The KLF
36 March 1, 2002 Shoreham, West Sussex, England Traffic collision
Shirley Scott 67 March 10, 2002 Heart failure
Speedy Keen
The Who, Thunderclap Newman
56 March 12, 2002 United Kingdom Heart failure
Marc Moreland
Wall of Voodoo, The Skulls
44 March 13, 2002 Paris, France Liver failure
John Patton 66 March 19, 2002 Montclair, New Jersey, USA Diabetes
Joe Schermie
Three Dog Night
56 March 25, 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Randy Castillo
Mötley Crüe
51 March 26, 2002 Cancer
Randy Carr
Social Distortion
45 March 27, 2002 Irvine, California, USA Cushing's syndrome
Frank Tovey
Fad Gadget
45 April 2, 2002 London, England Heart attack
Layne Staley
Alice in Chains, Mad Season
34 April 5, 2002 Seattle, Washington, USA Drug overdose
Lisa Lopes
TLC
30 April 25, 2002 La Ceiba, Honduras Car accident
Otis Blackwell 71 May 6, 2002 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Little Johnny Taylor 59 May 17, 2002 Conway, Arkansas, USA
Andrew P. Bryan
Reagan Youth
39 June 4, 2002 Heart attack
Dee Dee Ramone
The Ramones
50 June 5, 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Robbin Crosby
Ratt
42 June 6, 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
John Entwistle
The Who
57 June 27, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Cocaine-induced heart attack
Russ Freeman (pianist) 76 June 27, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Liver failure
Earle Brown 75 July 2, 2002
Jim Cherry
Strung Out, Pulley, Zero Down
30 July 7, 2002 Simi Valley, California, USA Heart failure
Rosco Gordon 74 July 11, 2002 Queens, New York, USA Heart Attack
Barbara Randolph 60 July 15, 2002 South Africa Cancer
Dave Carter
Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
49 July 19, 2002 Hadley, Massachusetts, USA Heart attack
Alan Lomax 87 July 19, 2002 Safety Harbor, Florida, USA Pneumonia
Little Jimmy King 37 July 19, 2002 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Gus Dudgeon
Record producer
59 July 21, 2002 M4 motorway, Berkshire, England Traffic collision
Michael Houser
Widespread Panic
57 August 2, 2002 North Carolina, USA Pancreatic cancer
Randy Palmer
Pentagram, Bedemon
49 August 8, 2002 Car accident
Paul Samson
Samson
49 August 9, 2002 Norwich, England Cancer
Dave Williams
Drowning Pool
30 August 14, 2002 Manassas, Virginia, USA Cardiomyopathy
Lionel Hampton 94 August 31, 2002 New York City, New York, USA
Erma Franklin 64 September 17, 2002 Detroit, Michigan, USA Laryngeal cancer
Darryl DeLoach
Iron Butterfly
55 October 3, 2002 USA
Giuseppe Codeluppi
Raw Power
45 October 6, 2002 Parma, Italy Heart attack
Mike "Smitty" Smith
Paul Revere & the Raiders
49 October 13, 2002 USA
Tom Dowd
Audio engineer & record producer
77 October 27, 2002 Aventura, Florida, USA Emphysema
Jam Master Jay
Run-DMC
37 October 30, 2002 New York City, New York, USA Homicide
Lonnie Donegan 71 November 2, 2002 Peterborough, England Heart attack
Billy Guy
The Coasters
66 November 5, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Natural causes
Dave "Snaker" Ray 59 November 28, 2002 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Lung cancer
Denny Correll
Blues Image
56 November 29, 2002
Ben Eberbaugh
Black Lips
22 December 1, 2002 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Traffic accident
Zal Yanovsky
The Lovin' Spoonful
57 December 13, 2002 Kingston, Ontario, Canada Congestive heart failure
Joe Strummer
The Clash, The Mescaleros
50 December 22, 2002 Broomfield, Somerset, England Congenital heart defect
Kevin MacMichael
Cutting Crew
51 December 31, 2002 Halifax, Nova Scotia, USA Lung cancer
Edward Farran
The Arbors
65 January 2, 2003 Chicago, Illinois, USA Kidney failure
Ken Hamann
Record producer and sound engineer from The Lemon Pipers, The Human Beinz
74 Jamuary 10, 2003 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Complications after a surgery
Mickey Finn
T. Rex
55 January 11, 2003 Croydon, Surrey, England Alcohol-related liver problems
Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees
53 January 12, 2003 Miami Beach, Florida, USA Complications of a volvulus
Nell Carter 54 January 12, 2003 Beverly Hills, California, USA Heart disease and complicated by diabetes
Vincent "Randy" Chin
Record proudcer and record company owner
65 February 2, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA Diabetes
Ty Longley
Great White
31 February 20, 2003 West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA The Station nightclub fire
Tom Glazer 88 February 21, 2003 Rochester, New York, USA
Howie Epstein
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
47 February 23, 2003 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Complications due to drug use
Hank Ballard
The Midnighters
75 March 2, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Throat cancer
Adam Faith 62 March 8, 2003 Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Heart attack
Ian Samwell
The Shadows
66 March 13, 2003 Sacramento, California, USA Heart ailment
Teemu Raimoranta
Finntroll, Thy Serpent, Barathrum, Impaled Nazarene
25 March 16, 2003 Helsinki, Finland Falling from the Kaisaniemi bridge in Helsinki while intoxicated
Edwin Starr 61 April 2, 2003 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Homer Banks 61 April 3, 2003 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Little Eva 59 April 10, 2003 Kinston, North Carolina, USA Cervical cancer
Earl King 69 April 17, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Diabetes-related complications
Nick DeVito
Four Lovers
78 April 23, 2003
Noel Redding
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
57 May 11, 2003 County Cork, Republic of Ireland Natural causes
Dewey Terry
Don and Dewey
65 May 11, 2003
Jeremy Michael Ward
The Mars Volta
27 May 25, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Mickie Most
Record producer
64 May 30, 2003 Totteridge, London, England Mesothelioma
Dave Rowberry
The Animals
63 June 6, 2003 Hackney, East London, England Ulcer hemorrhage
Jessica Schwartbazur
The Gooney Birds
32 June 30, 2003 Shot and killed
Skip Scarborough
American arranger and record producer from L.T.D., Earth, Wind & Fire
58 July 3, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA
Barry White 58 July 4, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Renal failure
Skip Battin
Skip & Flip, The Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Flying Burrito Brothers
69 July 6, 2003 Salem, Oregon, USA Alzheimer's disease
John Purdell
Record producer and aaranger from Dream Theater, Kix, Heart and L.A. Guns
44 July 10, 2003 Quebec, Canada Prostate cancer
Adam Cox
Matt Fitzgerald
Jeremy Gage
The Exploding Hearts
23, 20 and 21 July 20, 2003 Eugene, Oregon, USA Car accident on Interstate 5
Sam Phillips
Businessman and record producer
80 July 30, 2003 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Respiratory insufficiency
Erik Brann
Iron Butterfly
52 July 31, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack due to a birth defect
Ed Townsend 74 August 13, 2003 San Bernardino, California, USA Heart attack
Wesley Willis
Wesley Willis Fiasco
40 August 21, 2003 Chicago, Illinois, USA Chronic myelogenous leukemia
Bruce Waibel
FireHouse
45 September 2, 2003
Warren Zevon 56 September 7, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Mesothelioma
Bob Markley
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
68 September 9, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA
Johnny Cash 71 September 12, 2003 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications from diabetes
Chubby Newsom 83 September 13, 2003 Merriam, Kansas, USA
Sheb Wooley 82 September 16, 2003 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Leukaemia
Matthew Jay 24 September 25, 2003 London, England Falling
Shawn Lane
Black Oak Arkansas
40 September 26, 2003 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Breathing problems
Robert Palmer
The Power Station
54 September 27, 2003 Paris, France Heart attack
Paul Burlison
The Rock and Roll Trio
74 September 27, 2003 Horn Lake, Mississippi, USA Cancer
John Brim 81 October 1, 2003 Gary, Indiana Cancer
John David Kimball
Omen
45 October 3, 2003 Cancer
Robbie King
Hometown Band
56 October 17, 2003 British Columbia, Canada Cancer
Elliott Smith
Heatmiser
34 October 21, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Knife wounds caused by suicide or homicide
Steve O'Rourke
Manager from Pink Floyd
63 October 30, 2003 Miami, Florida, USA Stroke
Bobby Hatfield
The Righteous Brothers
63 November 4, 2003 Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Cocaine-induced heart attack
Tony Thompaon
The Power Station, Chic
48 November 12, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Renal cell carcinoma
Arthur Conley 57 November 17, 2003 Ruurlo, Gelderland, Netherlands Colon cancer
Michael Kamen
New York Rock & Roll Ensemble, orchestrator for Pink Floyd, Rush
55 November 18, 2003 London, England Heart attack
Greg Ridley
Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie
56 November 19, 2003 Alicante, Spain Pneumonia
Gary Stewart 59 December 16, 2003 Fort Pierce, Florida, USA Suicide
Randy VanWarmer 48 January 12, 2004 Leukemia
Terje Bakken
Windir
25 January 14, 2004 Reppastølen, Sogndal, Norway Hypothermia
John Siomos 56 January 16, 2004 Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mel Pritchard
Barclay James Harvest
56 January 28, 2004 Greenfield, Greater Manchester, England Heart attack
Doris Troy 67 February 16, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Emphysema
J.J. Malone 68 February 20, 2004 Hawaii, USA Cancer
Les Gray
Mud
57 February 21, 2004 Algarve, Portugal Heart attack, throat cancer.
Carl Anderson 58 February 23, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Leukemia
Bob Mayo 53 February 23, 2004 Basel, Switzerland Heart attack
Estelle Axton
Co-founder of Stax Records
85 February 25, 2004
John McGeoch
Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd, Visage, The Armoury Show
48 March 4, 2004 Cornwall, England
Rust Epique
Crazy Town
36 March 9, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Heart attack
Dave Schulthise
The Dead Milkmen
47 March 10, 2004 North Salem, New York, USA Suicide by a drug overdose
Johnny Bristol 65 March 21, 2004 Brighton Township, Michigan, USA Natural causes
Jan Berry
Jan & Dean
62 March 26, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications from a seizure
Paul Atkinson
The Zombies
58 April 1, 2004 Santa Monica, California, USA Kidney disease
Niki Sullivan
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
66 April 6, 2004 Sugar Creek, Missouri, USA Heart attack
Coxsone Dodd
Record producer
72 May 4, 2004 Heart attack
Barney Kessel 80 May 6, 2004 San Diego, USA Stroke
John Whitehead
McFadden & Whitehead
55 May 11, 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Murdered
Clint Warwick
The Moody Blues
63 May 15, 2004 Birmingham, England Liver disease
Alex Nelson
Lizzy Borden
41 May 17, 2004 Car accident
Elvin Jones 76 May 18, 2004 Englewood, New Jersey, USA Heart failure
Gatemouth Moore 90 May 19, 2004 Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA
Robert Quine 61 May 31, 2004 New York, USA Heroin overdose
Quorthon
Bathory
38 June 7, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Heart failure
Bill Lowery
Record producer and music entrepreneur
79 June 8, 2004 Cancer
Ray Charles
73 June 10, 2004 Beverly Hills, California, USA Liver cancer
Graeme Kelling
Deacon Blue
47 June 10, 2004
Jeff Reid
SR-71
36 June 11, 2004 Lung cancer
Syreeta Wright 57 July 6, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Breast cancer
Arthur Kane
New York Dolls
55 July 13, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Leukemia
Rick James 56 August 6, 2004 Burbank, California, USA Pulmonary failure and cardiac failure
Jak Airport
Classix Nouveaux, X-Ray Spex
49 August 13, 2004 Cancer
Noble "Thin Man" Watts 78 August 24, 2004 Pneumonia and emphysema
Laura Branigan 52 August 26, 2004 East Quogue, New York, USA Cerebral aneurysm
Carl Wayne
The Move
61 August 31, 2004 Birmingham, England Esophageal cancer
Raful Neal 68 September 1, 2004 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Cancer
Wildman Steve
Comic entertainer, radio personality, promoter, MC and rock artist
78 September 1, 2004 Miami, Florida, USA
Jimmy Lewis
The Drifters
66 September 11, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA
Johnny Ramone
The Ramones
55 September 15, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Prostate cancer
Izora Armstead
The Weather Girls
62 September 16, 2004 USA
Louis Satterfield
Earth, Wind & Fire
67 September 27, 2004 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bruce Palmer
Buffalo Springfield
58 October 1, 2004 Belleville, Ontario, Canada Heart attack
Dave Gobin
Record producer and co-founder of Soul City Records
68 October 15, 2004 Rotherham, United Kingdom
Greg Shaw
Fanzine publisher, music historian and record label owner, manager for Flamin' Groovies
55 October 19, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
C. P. Spencer
The Originals
66 October 20, 2004 Heart attack
John Peel
English DJ
65 October 25, 2004 Cuzco, Peru Heart attack
Terry Knight
Terry Knight and the Pack, Grand Funk Railroad
61 November 1, 2004 Temple, Texas, USA Methamphetamine
Lenny Mayes
The Dramatics
53 November 7, 2004 Southfield, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Terry Melcher
Bruce & Terry, The Rip Chords
62 November 19, 2004 Beverly Hills, California, USA Melanoma
Nadine Renee
Planet Soul
32 December 2, 2004 Miami, Florida, USA Pregnancy complications
Dimebag Darrell
Pantera, Damageplan
38 December 8, 2004 Columbus, Ohio, USA Murdered by gunshot
Alex Soria
The Nils
38 December 13, 2004 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Suicide
Dick Heckstall-Smith
Colosseum, The Graham Bond Organisation
70 December 17, 2004 London, England Acute liver failure
Son Seals 62 December 20, 2004 Chicago, Illinois, USA Complications of diabetes
Spencer Dryden
Jefferson Airplane
66 January 11, 2005 Penngrove, California, USA Colon cancer
Jimmy Griffin
Bread
61 January 11, 2005 Franklin, Tennessee, USA Complications due to cancer
Marko Busch
Dritte Wahl
35 January 17, 2005 Germany Stomach cancer
Ray Peterson 65 January 25, 2005 Smyrna, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Jim Capaldi
Traffic
60 January 28, 2005 London, England Stomach cancer
Eric Griffiths
The Quarrymen
64 January 29, 2005 Edinburgh, Scotland Pancreatic cancer
Keith Knudsen
The Doobie Brothers
56 February 8, 2005 Kentfield, California, USA Chronic pneumonia
Tyrone Davis 66 February 9, 2005 Chicago, Illinois, USA Stroke
Edward Patten
Gladys Knight & the Pips
65 February 25, 2005 Livonia, Michigan, USA Stroke caused by diabetes
Danny Joe Brown
The Danny Joe Brown Band
53 March 10, 2005 Davie, Florida, USA Renal failure
Jackie Neal 37 March 10, 2005 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Shot and killed
Lyn Collins 56 March 13, 2005 Pasadena, California, USA Cardiac arrhythmia
Jakson Spires
Blackfoot
53 March 16, 2005 Fort Pierce, Florida, USA Brain aneurysm
Rod Price
Foghat
57 March 22, 2005 Wilton, New Hampshire, USA Heart attack
Paul Hester
Crowded House, Split Enz
46 March 26, 2005 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Suicide
Derrick Plourde
Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut, The Ataris, Mad Caddies, Rich Kids on LSD
33 March 30, 2005 Suicide by gunshot
Billy "Bass Wolf"
Guitar Wolf
38 March 31, 2005 Tokyo, Japan Heart attack
Grant Kitchings
The Ravens, The Drifters
66 April 5, 2005 Diabetes
Stan Levey 79 April 19, 2005 Van Nuys, California Cancer
Bryan Ottoson
American Head Charge
27 April 19, 2005 USA Drug overdose
Jim Pash
The Surfaris
56 April 29, 2005 Congestive heart failure
Johnnie Stewart
Television producer and music program from Top of the Pops
87 April 29, 2005 East Dereham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Pierre Moerlen
Gong
52 May 3, 2005 Strasbourg, France Natural causes
David Wayne
Metal Church, Wayne, Reverend
47 May 10, 2005 Tacoma, Washington, USA Car accident
Domenic Troiano
The James Gang, The Guess Who
59 May 25, 2005 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Prostate cancer
Karl Mueller
Soul Asylum
41 June 17, 2005 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Throat cancer
Renaldo Benson
The Four Tops
69 July 1, 2005 Detroit Michigan, USA Lung cancer
Luther Vandross
Change
54 July 1, 2005 Edison, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Ray Davis
Parliament, Funkadelic
65 July 5, 2005 New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA Respiratory problems
Shirley Goodman
Shirley and Company
69 July 5, 2005 Los Angeles, California, USA Stroke
Keith Alexander
Carnivore
41 July 11, 2005 Shore Road, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, USA Bicycle accident
Long John Baldry
Blues Incorporated
64 July 21, 2005 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Severe chest infection
Eugene Record
The Chi-Lites
64 July 22, 2005 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cancer
Dom Um Romão 79 July 27, 2005 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lucky Thompson 81 July 30, 2005 Seattle, Washington, USA
Little Milton 70 August 4, 2005 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Carlo Little
The Rolling Stones
65 August 6, 2005 Cleadon, Tyne and Wear, England Lung cancer
Detroit Junior 73 August 9, 2005 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart failure
John Loder
Sound engineer, record producer, founder of Southern Studios
59 August 12, 2005 London, England Brain tumor
Francine Hurd Barker
Peaches & Herb
58 August 13, 2005
Krzysztof Raczkowski
Vader
34 August 20, 2005 Olsztyn, Poland, USA
Robert Moog
Moog Synthesizer
71 August 21, 2005 Asheville, North Carolina, USA Brain tumor
Harold Kalin
Kalin Twins
71 August 24, 2005 Automobile accident
Barry Cowsill
The Cowsills
50 August 29, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 81 September 10, 2005 Orange, Texas. USA Lung cancer
Willie Hutch 60 September 19, 2005 Dallas, Texas, USA Natural causes
Paul Pena 55 October 1, 2005 San Francisco, California, USA Pancreatic cancer
Hamilton Camp 70 October 2, 2005 Los Angeles, California, USA Cardiac tamponade and dessecting aotric hemorrhage
Mike Gibbins
Badfinger
56 October 4, 2005 Oviedo, Florida, USA Brain aneurysm
Shirley Ellis 76 October 5, 2005 Bronx, New York City, USA
Paul "Wine" Jones 59 October 9, 2005 Jackson, Mississippi, USA Cancer
Nick Hawkins, Big Audio Dynamite 40 October 10, 2005 Laa Vegas, Nevada, USA Heart attack
Baker Knight 72 October 12, 2005 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Natural causes
David Townsend
The Isley Brothers, Surface, Sunrize
50 October 28, 2005 Northridge, California, USA
John Holohan
Bayside
31 October 31, 2005 Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA Car accident
Milt Holland 88 November 4, 2005 Los Angeles, California, USA
Link Wray 76 November 5, 2005 Copenhagen, Denmark Heart failure
Chris Whitley 45 November 20, 2005 Houston, Texas, USA Lung cancer
Jay Owens 58 November 26, 2005 Orlando, Florida, USA
Joe Jones 79 November 27, 2005 Los Angeles, California, USA Quadruple bypass surgery
Tony Meehan
The Shadows
62 November 28, 2005 Paddington, London, England Head injuries following a fall
Mike Botts
Bread
61 December 9, 2005 Burbank, California, USA Colon cancer
Richard "Bomer" Manzullo
Rich Kids on LSD
38 December 12, 2005 Summerland, California, USA Heart failure
Bryan Harvey
House of Freaks, Gutterball
49 January 1, 2006 Richmond, Virginia, USA Murdered during home robbery
Alex St. Clair
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band
64 January 5, 2006 Lancaster, California, USA Heart attack
Lou Rawls 72 January 6, 2006 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Dave Lepard
Crashdïet
25 January 13, 2006 Uppsala, Sweden Suicide
Wilson Pickett
The Falcons
64 January 19, 2006 Ashburn, Virginia, USA Heart attack
Gene McFadden
McFadden & Whitehead
56 January 27, 2006 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Lung cancer
Jason Sears
Rich Kids on LSD
38 January 31, 2006 Tijuana, Mexico Pulmonary thrombosis
Johnny Ross
Baby Huey & the Babysitters
63 February 9, 2006 USA Appendicitis
Bill Cowsill
The Cowsills, The Blue Shadows, Blue Northern
58 February 18, 2006 Calgary, Alberta, USA Emphysema
Yuri Morozov 57 February 23, 2006 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Jack Wild 53 March 1, 2006 Tebworth, Bedfordshire, England Mouth cancer
King Floyd 61 March 6, 2006 Complications of a stroke and diabetes
Johnny Williams 99 March 6, 2006 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nikki Sudden
Swell Maps, The Jacobites
49 March 26, 2006 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Peter Wells
Rose Tattoo
59 March 27, 2006 Sydney, Australia Prostate cancer
Martin Gilks
The Wonder Stuff
41 April 3, 2006 London, England Motorcycle accident
Gene Pitney 66 April 5, 2006 Cardiff, Wales Heart attack
Henry Lewy 79 April 8, 2006 Stroke and heart surgery.
June Pointer
The Pointer Sisters
52 April 11, 2006 Oakland, California, USA Cancer caused by a history of drug and alcohol abuse
Grant McLennan
The Go-Betweens
48 May 6, 2006 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Heart attack
Johnnie Wilder, Jr.
Heatwave
56 May 13, 2006 Died at his sleep
Freddie Garrity
Freddie and the Dreamers
69 May 19, 2006 Bangor, Wales Emphysema
Desmond Dekker 64 May 25, 2006 Thornton Heath, Greater London, England Heart attack
Vince McAllister
Pentagram
51 May 26, 2006 Cancer
Vince Welnick
The Grateful Dead
55 June 2, 2006 Sonoma County, California, USA Suicide
Johnny Grande
Bill Haley & His Comets
76 June 3, 2006 Clarksville, Tennessee, USA Natural causes
Billy Preston 59 June 6, 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Kidney failure
Freddie Gorman
The Originals
67 June 13, 2006 Lung cancer
Duane Roland
Molly Hatchet
52 June 19, 2006 St. Augustine, Florida, USA Natural causes
Claydes Charles Smith
Kool & the Gang
57 June 20, 2006 USA
Back Alley John 51 June 22, 2006 Respiratory disease
Arif Mardin
Music producer
74 June 25, 2006 New York City, New York, USA Pancreatic cancer
Johnny Jenkins 67 June 26, 2006 Bibb County, Georgia, USA Stroke
Joe Weaver 71 July 5, 2006 Southfield, Michigan, USA Stroke
Syd Barrett
Pink Floyd
60 July 7, 2006 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Pancreatic cancer
Milan Williams
Commodores
58 July 9, 2006 USA Cancer
Herbert Kalin
Kalin Twins
72 July 21, 2006 Heart attack
Jessie Mae Hemphill 82 July 22, 2006 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Floyd Dixon 77 July 26, 2006 Orange County, USA Kidney failure and having suffered from cancer
Arthur Lee
Love
61 August 3, 2006 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Leukemia
John Locke
Nazareth, Spirit
62 August 4, 2006 Ojai, California, USA Cancer
Barbara George 63 August 10, 2006 Chauvin, Louisiana, USA
Jon Nödtveidt
Dissection, Nifelheim, Ophthalamia, The Black
31 August 13, 2006 Hässelby, Sweden Self-inflicted gunshot wound
Bruce Gary
The Knack
55 August 22, 2006 Tarzana, California, USA Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Jesse Pintado
Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Lock Up, Brujeria
37 August 27, 2006 Ridderkerk, Netherlands Liver failure
Pip Pyle
Hatfield and the North, National Health, Gong
56 August 28, 2006 Paris, France Natural causes
Jumpin' Gene Simmons 73 August 29, 2006 Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Boz Burrell
Bad Company, King Crimson
60 September 21, 2006 Marbella, Spain Heart attack
Etta Baker 93 September 23, 2006 Fairfax, Virginia, USA Stroke
Henry Townsend 96 September 24, 2006 Mequon, Wisconsin, USA
Prentiss Barnes
The Moonglows
81 October 1, 2006 Magnolia, Mississippi, USA Car accident
Larissa "Strickland" Stolarchuk
L-Seven, Laughing Hyenas
46 October 9, 2006 North Port, Florida, USA Alprazolam overdose
Jared Anderson
Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal
31 October 14, 2006 Covington, Kentucky, USA
Snooky Pryor 85-87 October 18, 2006 Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
Sandy West
The Runaways
47 October 21, 2006 San Dimas, California, USA Lung cancer
Stuart Edwards
Edison Lighthouse
73 October 23, 2006 USA Cancer
Gerald Levert
LeVert
40 November 10, 2006 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Drug overdose
Ruth Brown 78 November 17, 2006 Henderson, Nevada, USA Complications following heart attack and stroke
Tony Silvester
The Main Ingredient
65 November 27, 2006 Six-year struggle with multiple myeloma
Mariska Veres
Shocking Blue
59 December 2, 2006 The Hague, Netherlands Cancer
Jay McShann 90 December 7, 2006 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Homesick James 96 December 13, 2006 Springfield, Missouri, USA
Ahmet Ertegun
Record producer, record label executive and co-founder of Atlantic Records
83 December 14, 2006 New York City, New York, USA Injuries from an accidental fall
Denis Payton
The Dave Clark Five
63 December 17, 2006 Bournemouth, Dorset, England Cancer
James Brown
The Famous Flames, The J.B.'s
73 December 25, 2006 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Pneumonia
Tad Jones 54 January 1, 2007 Fall
Sneaky Pete Kleinow
The Flying Burrito Brothers
72 January 6, 2007 Petaluma, California, USA Alzheimer's disease
Brent Liles
Social Distortion, Agent Orange
43 January 18, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Struck by road vehicle
Denny Doherty
The Mamas & the Papas
66 January 19, 2007 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Kidney failure
Esmond Edwards
Record producer, record engineering and co-founded of Prestige Records
79 January 20, 2007 Santa Barbara, California, USA
Crown Prince Waterford 90 February 1, 2007 Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Billy Henderson
The Spinners
67 February 2, 2007 USA Cancer
Joe Hunter
The Funk Brothers
79 February 2, 2007 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Barbara McNair 72 February 4, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Throat cancer
Billy Henderson
The Spinners
67 February 6, 2007 Diabetes
Eldee Young
Young-Holt Unlimited
71 February 12, 2007 Bangkok, Thailand Heart attack
John Lane
Bill Haley & His Comets
76 February 18, 2007
Charles Gocher
Sun City Girls
54 February 19, 2007 Seattle, Washington, USA Cancer
Ian Wallace
King Crimson
60 February 22, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Esophageal cancer
Donnie Brooks 71 February 23, 2007 USA Heart attack
Billy Thorpe
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
61 February 28, 2007 Sydney, Australia Myocardial infarction
Paul deLay 55 March 7, 2007 Leukaemia
Brad Delp
Boston
55 March 9, 2007 Atkinson, New Hampshire, USA Suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning
Betty Hutton 86 March 11, 2007 Palm Springs, California, USA Colon cancer
Luther Ingram 69 March 19, 2007 Belleville, Illinois, USA Cardiovascular disease
Mark St. John
Kiss
51 April 5, 2007 New York City, New York, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Egon Bondy
The Plastic People of the Universe
77 April 9, 2007
Dakota Staton 76 April 10, 2007 New York, New York, USA

Stroke

Don Ho 76 April 14, 2007 Waikiki, Hawaii, USA Congestive heart failure
San Fadyl
The Ladybug Transistor
31 April 26, 2007 USA
Bobby Pickett
The Crypt-Kickers
69 April 27, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Leukemia
Zola Taylor
The Platters
69 April 30, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia
Wolfgang Jäger
Extrabreit
54 May 3, 2007 Hagen, Germany Illness
Big Joe Duskin 86 May 6, 2007 Avondale, Ohio, USA Diabetes
Carey Bell 70 May 6, 2007 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart failure
Carson Whitsett
Record producer from The Imperial Show Band
62 May 8, 2007 Cancer
Izumi Sakai
Zard
40 May 27, 2007 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Tony Thompson
Hi-Five
31 June 1, 2007 Waco, Texas, USA Chlorodifluoromethane
John Pyke
Ra Ra Riot
23 June 3, 2007
Freddie Scott 74 June 4, 2007 Jamaica, New York, USA
Richard Bell
The Band, Full Tilt Boogie Band
61 June 15, 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hank Medress
The Tokens
68 June 18, 2007 USA

Lung cancer

Natasja Saad 33 June 24, 2007 Spanish Town, Jamaica, USA Car accident
George McCorkle
Marshall Tucker Band
59 June 29, 2007 Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
Bill Pinkney
The Drifters
81 July 4, 2007 Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Heart attack
Kelly Johnson
Girlschool
49 July 15, 2007 Clapham, London, England Spinal cancer
Ron Miller 74 July 23, 2007
Trevor Hudson
Bottom of the Hudson
27 July 29, 2007 USA Car accident
Ron Miller
Record producer from Motown
74 July 23, 2007 USA
Clarence Tex Walker
The Coasters
61 August 8, 2007 Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
Jon Lucien 65 August 14, 2007 Orlando, Florida, USA Respiratory failure
Hilly Kristal
Founder of CBGB, manager for The Dead Boys
75 August 28, 2007 New York City, New York, USA Lung cancer
Kip Anderson 69 August 29, 2007 Anderson, South Carolina
Hughie Thomasson
Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd
55 September 9, 2007 Brooksville, Florida, USA Heart attack
Willie Tee 63 September 11, 2007 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Colon cancer
Joe Zawinul
Weather Report
75 September 11, 2007 Vienna, Austria Skin cancer
Bobby Byrd
The Famous Flames, The JB's
73 September 12, 2007 Loganville, Georgia, USA Cancer
Patrick Bourque
Emerson Drive
29 September 25, 2007
Jacqueline Breyer
Psychic TV
38 October 9, 2007 USA
Backwards Sam Firk 64 October 11, 2007 Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA Heart attack
Lucky Dube 43 October 18, 2007 Rosettenville, Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa Murder
Paul Fox
The Ruts
56 October 21, 2007 United Kingdom Lung cancer
Lance Hahn
Cringer, J Church
40 October 21, 2007 Austin, Texas, USA Nephropathy complications
Linda S. Stein
American talent agent
62 October 30, 2007 Manhattan, New York, USA Breast cancer
John Petersen
Harpers Bizarre, The Beau Brummels
65 November 11, 2007
Jim Ford 66 November 18, 2007 Fort Bragg, California, USA
Kevin DuBrow
Quiet Riot
52 November 19, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Accidental cocaine overdose
Ernest "Doc" Paulin 100 November 25, 2007 Marrero, Louisiana, USA
Lynette Knackstedt
Skankin' Pickle
37 December 7, 2007 San Francisco, California, USA Drug overdose
Ike Turner
Kings of Rhythm
Ike & Tina Turner
76 December 12, 2007 San Marcos, California, USA Cocaine overdose
Dan Fogelberg 56 December 16, 2007 Deer Isle, Maine, USA Prostate cancer
Joe Ames
Ames Brothers
86 December 22, 2007
Oscar Peterson 82 December 23, 2007 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Ken Nelson
Record producer and manager from Capitol Records
96 January 6, 2008 Somis, California, USA
Dave Day
The Monks
66 January 10, 2008 Heart attack
John Stewart
The Kingston Trio
68 January 19, 2008 San Diego, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Trevor Taylor
Bad Boys Blue
50 January 19, 2008 Cologne, Germany Heart attack
Francis Clay 84 January 21, 2008 San Francisco, California, USA
Ben McMillan
Gruntruck
46 January 26, 2008 USA Diabetes
Scot Halpin
The Who
54 February 9, 2008 Bloomington, Indiana
Yegor Letov
Grazhdanskaya Oborona
43 February 19, 2008 Omsk, Russia Cadriac arrest
Buddy Miles 60 February 26, 2008 Austin, Texas, USA Congestive heart failure
Mike Smith
The Dave Clark Five
64 February 28, 2008 Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Pneumonia
Mike Conley
M.I.A.
49 February 28, 2008 Chicago, Illinois, USA Head injuries from falling
Jeff Healey
The Jeff Healey Band
41 March 2, 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Retinoblastoma
Norman Smith
Record producer and audio engineer
85 March 3, 2008 East Sussex, England
Mikey Dread
The Clash
53 March 15, 2008 Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Klaus Dinger
Kraftwerk, Neu!, La! Neu?
61 March 21, 2008 Heart failure
Sean Levert
LeVert
39 March 30, 2008 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Sarcoidosis
Larry Brown
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
63 April 6, 2008
George Butler
Record producer
76 April 9, 2008 Castro Valley, California, USA Alzheimer's disease
Ozzie Cadena
Record producer from Savoy Records
83 April 9, 2008 Torrance, California, USA Pneumonia and complications from a stroke
Sean Costello 28 April 15, 2008 Atlanta, USA
Brian Davison
The Nice
65 April 15, 2008 United Kingdom
Danny Federici
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band
58 April 17, 2008 New York City, New York, USA Melanoma
Al Wilson 68 April 21, 2008 Fontana, California, USA Kidney failure
Bob Childers 61 April 22, 2008 Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA Pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Paul Davis 60 April 22, 2008 Meridian, Mississippi, USA Heart attack
Micky Waller
The Steampacket, The Jeff Beck Group
66 May 8, 2008 London
John Rutsey
Rush
55 May 11, 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Diabetes
Michelle Meldrum
Phantom Blue, Meldrum
39 May 21, 2008 Burbank, California, USA Brain hemorrhage
Jimmy McGriff 72 May 24, 2008 Voorhees Township, New Jersey, USA Multiple sclerosis
Jerry Cole 68 May 28, 2008 Corona, California, USA Heart attack
Al Jones 62 June 1, 2008 United Kingdom
Bo Diddley 79 June 2, 2008 Archer, Florida, USA Heart failure
Robert White
Paul Revere & the Raiders
68 June 11, 2008 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Matthew Odietus
The Candy Snacthers
40 June 28, 2008 Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Mel Galley
Whitesnake, Trapeze, Phenomena
60 July 1, 2008 Cannock, England Esophageal cancer
Ulysses Kae Williams, Jr.
Record producer from Pretty Poison
52 July 11, 2008 USA
Jo Stafford 90 July 16, 2008 Century City, California, USA Congestive heart failure
Isaac Hayes 65 August 10, 2008 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Complications due to stroke
Jerry Wexler
Music journalist and record producer
91 August 15, 2008 Sarasota, Florida, USA Congestive heart failure
Pervis Jackson
The Spinners
70 August 18, 2008 Cancer
Little Arthur Duncan 74 August 20, 2008 Northlake, Illinois, USA Following by a brain surgery
Jerry Finn
Record producer
39 August 21, 2008 Los Angeles, California, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Richard Wright
Pink Floyd
65 September 15, 2008 London, England Cancer
Norman Whitfield
Record producer from The Temptations and co-founder of Motown and Whitfield Records
68 September 16, 2008 Los Angeles, California, USA
Earl Palmer 83 September 19, 2008 Banning, California, USA
Nappy Brown 78 September 20, 2008 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Died in his sleep
Cherry Smith
The Wailers
65 September 24, 2008
Nick Reynolds
The Kingston Trio
75 October 1, 2008 San Diego, California, USA Acute respiratory disease
Gidget Gein
Marilyn Manson
39 October 8, 2008 Burbank, California, USA Heroin overdose
Alton Ellis 70 October 10, 2008 London, England
Cliff Nobles 67 October 12, 2008 Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Frankie Kerr
Teenage Head
51 October 15, 2008 Canada Cancer
Levi Stubbs
The Four Tops
72 October 17, 2008 Detroit, Michigan, USA Natural causes
Dee Dee Warwick 66 October 18, 2008 Essex County, New Jersey, USA Nursing home
Virgil Gonsalves
Pacific Gas & Electric
76 October 20, 2008
Merl Saunders
Legion of Mary
74 October 24, 2008
Mike Baker
Shadow Gallery
45 October 29, 2008 Heart attack
Frank Navetta
Descendents
46 October 31, 2008
Jimmy Carl Black
The Mothers of Invention, Muffin Men, Captain Beefheart
70 November 1, 2008 Siegsdorf, Germany Lung cancer
Nathaniel Mayer 64 November 1, 2008 Stroke
Jody Reynolds
The Storms
75 November 7, 2008 Palm Desert, California, USA Liver cancer
Mitch Mitchell
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
62 November 12, 2008 Portland, Oregon, USA Natural causes
Richey Edwards
Manic Street Preachers
27 (at time of disappearance) Went missing c. February 1, 1995
Presumed dead November 23, 2008
Last seen near Aust, England
Munetaka Higuchi
Loudness
49 November 30, 2008 Osaka, Japan Hepatocellular carcinoma
Odetta 77 December 2, 2008 New York City, New York, USA
Chico Banks 46 December 3, 2008 Chicago, Illinois, USA Faulty heart valve
Steve Isham
Autograph
56 December 9, 2008 USA
Dennis Yost
Classics IV
65 December 9, 2008
Sandeé
Exposé
46 December 15, 2008 Hollywood, Florida, USA Seizure
Feliciano Vierra Tavares
Tavares
88 December 17, 2008 Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA Prostate cancer
Robert Ward
Ohio Players
70 December 25, 2008 Dry Branch, Georgia, USA Died at home
Delaney Bramlett
Delaney & Bonnie
69 Decemeber 27, 2008 Los Angeles, California, USA Gallbladder
Ron Asheton
The Stooges
60 January 6, 2009 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Lamya 35 January 8, 2009 Oman Heart attack
Andy DeMize
Nekromantix
25 January 11, 2009 Fullerton, California, USA Car accident
Alejandro Sokol
Las Pelotas
48 January 12, 2009 Río Cuarto, Córdoba Respiratory insufficiency
David "Fathead" Newman 75 January 20, 2009 Kingston, New York, USA Complications of pancreatic cancer
Billy Powell
Lynyrd Skynyrd
56 January 28, 2009 Orange Park, Florida, USA Heart attack
Hank Crawford 74 January 29, 2009 USA
Dewey Martin
Buffalo Springfield
68 January 31, 2009 Van Nuys, California, USA Natural causes
Cornelius Johnson
Ohio Players
71 February 1, 2009
Lux Interior
The Cramps
62 February 4, 2009 Glendale, California, USA Aortic dissection
Estelle Bennett
The Ronettes
67 February 11, 2009 Englewood, New Jersey, USA Colon cancer
Morris Broadnax 78 February 17, 2009
Miika Tenkula
Sentenced
34 February 18, 2009 Muhos, Finland Heart attack
Snooks Eaglin 73 February 18, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Kelly Groucutt
Electric Light Orchestra
63 February 19, 2009 Worcester, England Heart attack
Miika Tenkula
Sentenced
34 February 19, 2009 Muhos, Finland Heart attack
Randall Bewley
Pylon
53 February 25, 2009 Athens, Georgia, USA Heart attack
Jimmy Boyd 70 March 7, 2009 Santa Monica, California, USA Cancer
Kent Henry
Blues Image, Steppenwolf
60 March 18, 2009 Portland, Oregon, USA Alzheimer's disease
Mel Brown 69 March 20, 2009 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Complications from emphysema
Uriel Jones
The Funk Brothers
74 March 24, 2009 Dearborn, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Dan Seals
England Dan and John Ford Coley
61 March 25, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Mantle cell lymphoma
John Mayhew
Genesis
61 March 26, 2009 Glasgow, Scotland Heart condition
Nancy Overton
The Chordettes
83 April 5, 2009 Blairstown, New Jersey, USA Esophageal cancer
Tam Paton
Bay City Rollers
70 April 8, 2009 Heart attack
Rocky Hill
Dusty Hill's oldest brother and association of American Blues
62 April 10, 2009 Houston, Texas, USA
Ron Stallings
Huey Lewis and the News
62 April 13, 2009 Multiple myeloma
Betty Hall Jones 98 April 20, 2009 USA
Ean Evans
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Outlaws
48 May 6, 2009 Columbus, Mississippi, Lung cancer
Uli Trepte
Guru Guru
68 May 21, 2009 Berlin, Germany Cancer
Jay Bennett
Wilco
45 May 24, 2009 Urbana, Illinois, USA Hip replacement surgery
Koko Taylor 80 June 3, 2009 Kildeer, Illinois, USA
Bob Bogle
The Ventures
75 June 14, 2009 Vancouver, Washington, USA Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Sky Saxon
The Seeds
71 June 25, 2009 Austin, Texas, USA Heart and kidney failure due to infection
Michael Jackson
The Jackson 5
50 June 25, 2009 Los Angeles, California, USA Cardiac arrest[17]
Fayette Pinkney
The Three Degrees
61 June 27, 2009 Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA Respiratory insufficiency
Allen Klein
Record label executive and co-founder of ABKCO Records
77 July 4, 2009 New York, New York, USA
Drake Levin
Paul Revere & the Raiders
62 July 4, 2009 San Francisco, California, USA Cancer
George William Fullerton 86 July 4, 2009 Fullerton, California, USA
Midnight
Crimson Glory
47 July 8, 2009 St. Petersburg, Florida, USA Stomach aneurysm
Gordon Waller
Peter and Gordon
64 July 17, 2009 Ledyard, Connecticut, USA Cardiac arrest
Marcel Jacob
Talisman
45 July 21, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Suicide
Andrew Thomas
Bad Boys Blue
63 July 23, 2009
Titus "Baatin" Glover
Slum Village
61 July 31, 2009 USA
Andy Parle
Space
42 August 1, 2009 Liverpool, England Fell while crossing the road on Dingle, Liverpool[18]
Willy DeVille
Mink DeVille
58 August 6, 2009 New York City, New York, USA Pancreatic canccer
Mike Seeger 75 August 7, 2009 Lexington, Virginia, USA Cancer
David Van De Pitte
Record producer, arranger and co-founded of Motown Records
67 August 9, 2009 Southfield, Michigan, USA Cancer
Rashied Ali 76 August 12, 2009 New York City, New York, USA
Les Paul 94 August 13, 2009 White Plains, New York, USA Pneumonia
Larry Knechtel
Bread
69 August 20, 2009 Yakima, Washington, USA Cardiac arrest
Johnny Carter
The Flamingos, The Dells
75 August 21, 2009 Harvey, Illinois, USA Natural causes
Ellie Greenwich 68 August 26, 2009 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Jake Drake-Brockman
Echo & the Bunnymen
53 September 1, 2009 Isle of Man
Guy Babylon 52 September 2, 2009 Heart attack
Jim Carroll 60 September 11, 2009 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Mary Travers
Peter, Paul And Mary
72 September 16, 2009 Danbury, Connecticut, USA Complications arising from chemotherapy
Sam Carr
The Jelly Roll Kings
83 September 21, 2009 Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA Congestive heart failure
Greg Ladanyi
Record producer
57 September 29, 2009 Nicosia, Cyprus
Mike Alexander
Evile
32 October 5, 2009 Luleå, Sweden Pulmonary embolism
Steve Ferguson
NRBQ
60 October 7, 2009
Stephen Gately
Boyzone
33 October 10, 2009 Majorca, Spain Pulmonary edema
Dickie Peterson
Blue Cheer
61 October 12, 2009 Germany Liver cancer
Brendan Mullen
Music promoter, founder of Los Angeles punk rock club The Masque
60 October 12, 2009 Los Angeles, California, USA Stroke
Sirone 69 October 21, 2009 USA
Chris Bartley 62 October 26, 2009 Kidney failure
Luther Dixon
Recors proudcer from The Platters, The Shirelles, The Four Buddies
78 October 22, 2009 Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Norton Buffalo
The Steve Miller Band
58 October 30, 2009 Paradise, California, USA Lung cancer
Jerry Fuchs
!!!, Maserati
34 November 8, 2009 Brooklyn, New York, USA Elevator accident
Haydain Neale
Jacksoul
39 November 22, 2009 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lung cancer
Al Alberts
The Four Aces
87 November 27, 2009 Arcadia, Florida, USA Natural causes
Eric Woolfson
The Alan Parsons Project
64 December 2, 2009 London, England Cancer
Liam Clancy
Makem and Clancy, The Clancy Brothers
74 December 4, 2009 Cork, Ireland Pulmonary fibrosis
Jack Rose
Pelt
38 December 5, 2009 Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, USA Heart attack
James Gurley
Big Brother and the Holding Company
69 December 20, 2009 Palm Desert, California, USA Heart attack
Mick Cocks
Rose Tattoo
54 December 22, 2009 Sydney, Australia Liver cancer
Vic Chesnutt 45 December 25, 2009 Athens, Georgia, USA Suicide or accidental drug overdose related to a permanent illness (quadriplegia)
Tony Bellamy
Redbone
63 December 25, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Liver failure
The Rev
Avenged Sevenfold, Pinkly Smooth, Suburban Legends
28 December 28, 2009 Huntington Beach, California, USA Effects of mixed drugs
Rowland S. Howard
The Birthday Party
50 December 30, 2009 Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Liver cancer
Earl Gaines 74 December 31, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

2010sEdit

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Gregory Slay
Remy Zero
40 January 1, 2010 Bodega Bay, California, USA Cystic fibrosis
Willie Mitchell 81 January 5, 2010 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cardiac arrest
Mick Green
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
65 January 11, 2010 Ilford, Essex, England Heart failure
Brian Damage
The Misfits
46 January 12, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver cancer
Yabby You 63 January 12, 2010 Clarendon Parish, Jamaica Brain aneurysm
Jay Reatard
Lost Sounds
29 January 13, 2010 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cocaine and alcohol toxicity
Teddy Pendergrass
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
59 January 13, 2010 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA Illness related to his paralysis condition
Bobby Charles 71 January 14, 2010 Abbeville, Louisiana, USA Natural causes
Kate McGarrigle 63 January 18, 2010 St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada Cancer
Geoff Workman
Record producer from Toto, The Cars, Drivin N Cryin, Foreigner and Mötley Crüe
62 January 21, 2010 Aurora, Colorado, USA Liver failure
Robert "Squirrel" Lester
The Chi-Lites
67 January 22, 2010 Chicago, Illinois, USA Liver cancer
Mallia Franklin
Parliament
57 February 5, 2010 USA
Richard Delvy
The Bel-Airs
The Challengers
67 February 6, 2010 West Hills, California, USA Complications from an illness
Dale Hawkins 73 February 13, 2010 Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Colon cancer
Doug Fieger
The Knack
57 February 14, 2010 Woodland Hills, California, USA Cancer
Tom Wolk 58 February 28, 2010 Pawling, New York, USA Heart attack
Ron Banks
The Dramatics
58 March 4, 2010 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Lolly Vegas
Redbone
70 March 4, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Bud Cockrell
It's a Beautiful Day
59 March 6, 2010 Hinds County, Mississippi, USA Dialysis
Mark Linkous
Sparklehorse
47 March 6, 2010 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Suicide by gunshot
Lesley Duncan 66 March 12, 2010 Isle of Mull, Scotland Cerebrovascular disease
Alex Chilton
The Box Tops, Big Star
59 March 17, 2010 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Diz Disley 78 March 22, 2010 London, England
Johnny Maestro
Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, The Crests
70 March 24, 2010 Cape Coral, Florida, USA Cancer
Jim Marshall
Rock and roll photographer
74 March 24, 2010 New York City, New York, USA Died in sleep
Jerry Byrne 69 April 7, 2010 Morgan City, Louisiana, USA Lung cancer
Eddie Johnson 89 April 7, 2010
Malcolm McLaren
Manager for Sex Pistols
64 April 8, 2010 New York City, New York, USA Mesothelioma
Peter Steele
Type O Negative, Carnivore
48 April 14, 2010 Brooklyn, New York, USA Heart failure
Owsley 44 April 30, 2010 Franklin, Tennessee, USA Suicide
Bob Mercer
Record label and company executive from Now That's What I Call Music!
65 May 5, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Lena Horne 92 May 9, 2010 Manhattan, New York City, USA Congestive heart failure
Ronnie James Dio
Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Elf
67 May 16, 2010 Houston, Texas, USA Stomach cancer
Hank Jones 91 May 16, 2010 The Bronx, New York, USA
Paul Gray
Slipknot
38 May 24, 2010 Urbandale, Iowa, USA Accidental morphine and fentanyl overdose
Ali-Ollie Woodson 58 May 30, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Battling with leukemia
Marvin Isley
The Isley Brothers
56 June 6, 2010 Chicago, Illinois, USA Complications due to diabetes
Calvin Leavy 70 June 6, 2010 Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Stuart Cable
Stereophonics
40 June 7, 2010 Llwydcoed, Wales
Walt Woodward III
Twisted Sister, Shark Island, The Painkillers, Sweet Savage
51 June 8, 2010 Alcohol poisoning
Harold Ivory Williams 60 June 9, 2010 USA
Garry Shider
Parliament-Funkadelic
56 June 14, 2010 Greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA Lung cancer
Peter Quaife
The Kinks
66 June 23, 2010 Denmark Kidney failure
Harvey Fuqua
The Moonglows
80 July 6, 2010 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart failure
Sugar Minott 54 July 10, 2010 Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica
Andy Hummel
Big Star
59 July 19, 2010 Weatherford, Texas, USA Cancer
Phillip Walker 73 July 22, 2010 USA Heart failure
Al Goodman
Ray, Goodman & Brown
67 July 26, 2010 USA Heart Failure
Ben Keith
Great Speckled Band
73 July 26, 2010 La Honda, California, USA Blood clot in the lungs
Derf Scratch
Fear
59 July 28, 2010 Camarillo, California, USA Liver disease
Mitch Miller 99 July 31, 2010 New York, New York, USA Short illness
Bobby Hebb 72 August 3, 2010 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Catfish Collins
Parliament-Funkadelic
66 August 6, 2010 Cincinnati, Ohio Cancer
Chris Dedrick
The Free Design
66 August 6, 2010
Abbey Lincoln 80 August 14, 2010 New York, New York, USA
Kenny Edwards
The Stone Poneys
64 August 18, 2010 Santa Barbara, California, USA Prostate cancer
Michael Been
The Call
60 August 19, 2010 Hasselt, Belgium Heart attack
Charles Haddon
Ou Est le Swimming Pool
22 August 20, 2010 Pukkelpop, Belgium. Suicide from a fall
Mike Edwards
Electric Light Orchestra
62 September 3, 2010 Halwell, Devon, England Car accident
Rich Cronin
LFO
36 September 8, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Leukemia
King Coleman 78 September 11, 2010 Miami, Florida, USA
John Hansen
The Slickee Boys
47 September 17, 2010 Suicide
Chris Rybicki
Unearth
39 September 20, 2010 USA Car accident
Eddie Fisher 82 September 22, 2010 Berkeley, California, USA Complications from hip surgery[19]
Dick Griffey
Founder of SOLAR Records
71 September 24, 2010 Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA Complications from coronary artery bypass surgery
Ed Wiley, Jr. 80 September 27, 2010 Fall
Steve Lee
Gotthard
47 October 5, 2010 Mesquite, Nevada, USA Motorbike accident
Solomon Burke 70 October 10, 2010 Badhoevedorp, Netherlands Heart attack
General Johnson
Chairmen of the Board, The Showmen
69 October 13, 2010 Atlanta, USA Lung cancer
Ari Up
The Slits
48 October 20, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Denis Simpson
The Nylons
59 October 22, 2010 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Brain hemorrhage
Gregory Isaacs 59 October 25, 2010 London, England Lung cancer
John King
Steve Miller Band
63 October 26, 2010 Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Jim Clench
April Wine, Loverboy, Bachman–Turner Overdrive
61 November 3, 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lung Cancer
J.P. Toulon
Old Skull
31 November 11, 2010 Overdose
Woolly Wolstenholme
Barclay James Harvest
63 December 13, 2010 Suicide
Captain Beefheart
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
69 December 17, 2010 Glendale, California, USA Complications from multiple sclerosis
Jack Tracy
Record producer and music journalist
84 December 21, 2010 Nooksack, Washington, USA
Myrna Smith
The Sweet Inspirations
69 December 24, 2010 Canoga Park, Los Angeles, USA Kidney failure
Teena Marie 54 December 26, 2010 Pasadena, California, USA Epileptic seizure
Bernard Wilson
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
64 December 26, 2010 Stroke and a heart attack
Mick Karn
Japan
52 January 4, 2011 Chelsea, London, England Cancer
Gerry Rafferty
Stealers Wheel
63 January 4, 2011 Bournemouth, Dorset, England Liver failure
Phil Kennemore
Y&T
57 January 7, 2011 California, USA Lung cancer
Bobby Robinson
Record producer and record label executive
93 January 7, 2011 Harlem, New York City A period of declining health
Alex Kirst
The Nymphs
47 January 13, 2011 Cathedral City, California, USA Car accident
Trish Keenan
Broadcast
42 January 14, 2011 Birmingham, England Pneumonia
Steve Prestwich
Cold Chisel, Little River Band
56 January 16, 2011 Brain tumor
Don Kirshner
Producer of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
76 January 17, 2011 Boca Raton, Florida, USA Heart failure
Gladys Horton
The Marvelettes
65 January 26, 2011 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Stroke
Mark Ryan
The Moors Murderers, Adam and the Ants
51 January 31. 2011 Cardiff, Wales, England Complication
Clay Hammond 74 February 4, 2011 Houston, Texas, USA
Gary Moore
Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II
58 February 6, 2011 Estepona, Málaga, Spain Heart attack
Mark Tulin
The Electric Prunes
62 February 26, 2011 Avalon, California, USA
Eddie Kirkland 87 February 27, 2011 Crystal River, Florida, USA
Eddie Kirkland 87 February 28, 2011 Crystal River, Florida, USA Car accident
Johnny Preston 71 March 4, 2011 Beaumont, Texas, USA Heart failure
Mike Starr
Alice in Chains
44 March 8, 2011 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Prescription drug overdose
Big Jack Johnson 70 March 14, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Disclosing illness
Nate Dogg 41 March 15, 2011 Long Beach, California, USA Stroke
Melvin Sparks 64 March 15, 2011 Mount Vernon, New York, USA Diabetes and a high blood pressure
Jet Harris
The Shadows
71 March 18, 2011 Winchester, England
Loleatta Holloway 64 March 21, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA
Pinetop Perkins 97 March 21, 2011 Austin, Texas, USA
Frankie Sparcello
Exhorder
44 March 22, 2011 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Zoogz Rift 57 March 22, 2011 Complications due to diabetes
Ken Arcipowski
Randy & the Rainbows
66 March 23, 2011 USA
Henke Frykman
Disfear
40 March 25, 2011 Sweden Cancer
Calvin Russell 62 April 3, 2011 Garfield, Texas, USA Liver cancer
Scott Columbus
Manowar
54 April 4, 2011
Gerard Smith
TV on the Radio
36 April 20, 2011
Tom King
The Outsiders
68 Apriul 23, 2011 Congestive heart failure
Poly Styrene
X-Ray Spex
53 April 25, 2011 USA Breast cancer
Phoebe Snow 60 April 26, 2011 Edison, New Jersey, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
L.V. Banks 78 May 2, 2011 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart Failure
Nigel Pickering
Spanky and Our Gang
81 May 5, 2011 St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Cornell Dupree 68 May 8, 2011 Fort Worth, USA Lung transplant as a result of suffering from emphysema
Ivo Pešák
Banjo Band
66 May 9, 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Complications from bypass surgery
Jack Richardson
Record producer from The Guess Who
81 May 11, 2011 London, Ontario, Canada
Bob Flanigan
The Four Freshmen
84 May 15, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Heart failure
Simon Brint 60 May 29, 2011 Suicide
Andrew Gold
Wax
59 June 3, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Benny Spellman 79 June 3, 2011 Pensacola, Florida, USA Respiratory insufficiency
David "Frankie" Toler
Great Southern, The Allman Brothers Band
59 June 4, 2011 Bradenton, Florida, USA Complications from liver transplant
Chumly Porter
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
41 June 6, 2011 Suicide
Seth Putnam
Anal Cunt, Upsidedown Cross
43 June 11, 2011 Heart attack
Jamie Toulon
Old Skull, Star Fucking Hipsters
30 June 12, 2011 Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Carl Gardner
The Coasters
83 June 12, 2011 Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA Congestive heart failure and vascular dementia
Mario Comesanas
Liquid Metal
30 June 13, 2011 Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Brain hemorrhage
Clarence Clemons
E Street Band
69 June 18, 2011 Palm Beach, Florida, USA Complications caused by stroke
Würzel
Motörhead
61 July 9, 2011 Ventricular tachycardia
Rob Grill
The Grass Roots
67 July 11, 2011 Orlando, Florida, USA Complications caused by stroke and subsequent head injury
Taiji Sawada
X Japan, Loudness
45 July 17, 2011 Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, USA Suicide by hanging
Amy Winehouse 27 July 23, 2011 London, England Alcohol poisoning[20][21]
Bill Morrissey 59 July 24, 2011 Dalton, Georgia, USA Heart Disease
Dan Peek
America
60 July 24, 2011 Farmington, Missouri, USA Heart disease
Daniel Bobis
Cipher
32 Went missing on July 24, 2011
Body found July 28, 2011
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia Lost at sea by surfing
Gene McDaniels 76 July 29, 2011 Kittery Point, Maine, USA
Andrew McDermott
Threshold
45 August 4, 2011 England Kidney failure
Jani Lane
Warrant
47 August 11, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Acute alcohol poisoning
Jerry Leiber
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
78 August 22, 2011 San Francisco, California, USA Cardiopulmonary failure
Nickolas Ashford
Ashford & Simpson
70 August 22, 2011 New York City, New York, USA Throat cancer
Johnny Giosa
BulletBoys
42 August 28, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Car crash
David "Honeyboy" Edwards 96 August 29, 2011 USA Congestive heart failure
McKinley Williams
Percussionist for Maze
65 September 2, 2011 Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Cardiopulmonary failure
Jonas Bergqvist
Lifelover
25 September 9, 2011 Sweden Possible heart failure
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith 75 September 16, 2011 Chicago, Illinois, USA Stroke
John Du Cann
Atomic Rooster
65 September 21, 2011 Hampstead, North West London, England
Vesta Williams 53 September 22, 2011 El Segundo, California, USA Hypertensive heart disease
Sylvia Robinson 75 September 29, 2011 Secaucus, New Jersey, USA Congestive heart failure
Marv Tarplin
The Miracles
70 September 30, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Natural causes
Mikey Welsh
Weezer
40 October 8, 2011 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cardiac arrest
Flattus Maximus
Gwar
34 November 3, 2011 North Dakota, USA Heart attack
Andrea True 68 November 7, 2011 Kingston, New York, New York, USA Congestive heart failure
Heavy D
Heavy D & the Boyz
44 November 8, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Blood clot in the lungs
Jonas R."Slavia" Christiansen
Koldbrann
31 November 17, 2011 Cancer
Lisa Faye Beatty
7 Year Bitch
47 November 25, 2011 Mentone, California, USA
Don DeVito
Record producer, music business and company executive from Columbia Records
72 November 25, 2011 Prostate cancer
Keef Hartley
Keef Hartley Band
67 November 26, 2011 USA
J. Blackfoot 65 November 30, 2011 Germantown, Tennessee, USA pancreatic cancer
Howard Tate 72 December 2, 2011 Burlington, New Jersey, USA Multiple myeloma and leukaemia
Ronald Mosley
Ruby & the Romantics
72 December 3, 2011
Hubert Sumlin 80 December 4, 2011 Wayne, New Jersey, USA Heart failure
Dobie Gray 71 December 6, 2011 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Sean Bonniwell
The Music Machine
71 December 20, 2011 Visalia, California, USA Lung cancer
David Gold
Woods of Ypres
31 December 21, 2011 Barrie, Ontario, Canada Car accident
Jim Sherwood
The Mothers of Invention
69 December 25, 2011
Freddie Milano
Dion And The Belmonts
72 January 1, 2012 Massapequa, New York, USA Respiratory failure
Larry Reinhardt
Iron Butterfly
Captain Beyond
63 January 2, 2012 Bradenton, Florida, USA Complications from sclerosis of the liver
Bob Weston
Fleetwood Mac
64 January 3, 2012 Brent Cross, London, England Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Nicole Bogner
Visions of Atlantis
27 January 5, 2012 Severe disease over a long period of time
Dave Alexander 73 January 8, 2012 Marshall, Texas, USA Suicide
Robbie France
Alphaville, Skunk Anansie
52 January 14, 2012 Spain
Jimmy Castor
The Jimmy Castor Bunch, The Teenagers
71 January 16, 2012 Henderson, Nevada, USA Heart failure
Johnny Otis 90 January 17, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Natural causes
Etta James 73 January 20, 2012 Riverside, California, USA Leukemia
Don Cornelius
Host of Soul Train
75 February 1, 2012 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Self-inflicted wound
David Peaston 54 February 1, 2012 St. Louis Missouri, USA Diabetes
Luis Alberto Spinetta
Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible, Spinetta Jade
62 February 8, 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina Lung cancer[22]
Whitney Houston 48 February 11, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Drowned
Tonmi Lillman
Sinergy, To/Die/For, Lordi, Kylähullut
38 February 13, 2012
Dory Previn 86 February 14, 2012 Southfield, Massachusetts, USA Natural causes
Michael Davis
MC5, Destroy All Monsters
68 February 17, 2012 Chico, California, USA Liver failure
Billy Strange 81 February 22, 2012 Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Louisiana Red 79 February 25, 2012 Hanover, Germany Stroke
Roland Bautista
Earth, Wind & Fire
60 February 29, 2012 USA Natural causes
Davy Jones
The Monkees
66 February 29, 2012 Indiantown, Florida, USA Heart attack
Ronnie Montrose
Montrose
64 March 3, 2012 San Francisco Bay Area, USA Suicide
Robert B. Sherman
The Sherman Brothers
86 March 6, 2012 London, England
Jerry Labmur
Paul Revere & The Raiders
73 March 10, 2012
Michael Hossack
The Doobie Brothers
65 March 12, 2012 Dubois, Wyoming, USA Cancer
Ken Lyons
38 Special
59 March 20, 2012 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Vince Lovegrove
The Valentines
65 March 24, 2012 Bangalow, New South Wales, Australia Car accident
Jerry McCain 81 March 28, 2012 Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Jim Marshall
Founder and owner of Marshall Amplification
88 April 5, 2012 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England Natural causes
Andrew Love 70 April 12, 2012 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Alzheimer's Disease
Graham Simpson
Roxy Music
68 April 16, 2012 London, England Cancer[23][24]
Dick Clark
Host of American Bandstand
82 April 18, 2012 Santa Monica, California, USA Heart attack
Levon Helm
The Band
71 April 19, 2012 New York City, New York, USA Cancer[25]
Greg Ham
Men At Work
58 April 19, 2012 Carlton North, Victoria, Australia Heart attack[26]
Chris Etheridge
International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers
65 April 23, 2012 Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Tommy Marth
The Killers
33 April 23, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Suicide[27]
Adam Yauch
Beastie Boys
47 May 4, 2012 Brooklyn, New York, USA Parotid gland cancer[28]
Rob Doherty
Into Eternity
41 May 5, 2012 [29]
Joe Russell
The Persuasions
72 May 5, 2012 USA
Michael Burks 54 May 6, 2012 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Heart Attack
Everett Lilly
The Lilly Brothers
87 May 8, 2012
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
70 May 13, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Natural causes[30]
Chuck Brown 75 May 16, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Multiple organ failure[31]
Donna Summer 63 May 17, 2012 Englewood, Florida, USA Lung cancer[32]
Robin Gibb
Bee Gees
62 May 20, 2012 Chelsea, London, England Liver and kidney failure[33]
John Harrison
Hawkwind
69 May 26, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Huntington's disease[34]
Doc Watson 89 May 29, 2012 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Complications following colon surgery[35]
Herb Reed
The Platters
83 June 4, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Complications from heart disease[36]
Bob Welch
Fleetwood Mac
66 June 7, 2012 Antioch, Tennessee, USA Suicide
Gerry Bron
Record producer and band manager from Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
79 June 18, 2012
Brian Hibbard
The Flying Pickets
65 June 18, 2012 Cardiff, Wales Prostate cancer[37]
Dennis Flemion
The Frogs
57 July 7, 2012 Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Drowning
Bob Babbitt
MFSB
74 July 16, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Brain cancer
Jon Lord
Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, The Flower Pot Men
71 July 16, 2012 London, England Pulmonary embolism[38]
Larry Hoppen
Orleans
61 July 24, 2012 Disclosed causes
Tony Martin 98 July 27, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Natural causes
Tony Sly
No Use for a Name
41 July 31, 2012 Drug overdose[39]
Jimmy Jones 75 August 2, 2012 Aberdeen, North Carolina, USA [40]
Jason Noble
Rachel's
40 August 4, 2012 USA Cancer
Carl Davis
Record producer
77 August 9, 2012 Summerville, South Carolina, USA Pulmonary fibrosis
Bob Birch
The Elton John Band
56 August 15, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide by gunshot wound[41]
Scott McKenzie 73 August 19, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Guillain–Barré syndrome[42]
Joe South 72 September 5, 2012 Buford, Georgia, USA Heart failure[43]
James "Sugar Boy" Crawford 77 September 15, 2012 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Brief illness
Andy Williams
The Williams Brothers
84 September 25, 2012 Branson, Missouri, USA Bladder cancer
R. B. Greaves 68 September 27, 2012 Granada Hills, California, USA Prostate cancer
Frank Wilson
Record producer from Motown Records
74 September 27, 2012 Prostate cancer
Berkant 73 October 1, 2012 Istanbul, Turkey Lung cancer
Big Jim Sullivan 71 October 2, 2012 Billingshurst, West Sussex, England Heart disease and diabetes
Kathi McDonald 64 October 3, 2012 Seattle, Washington, USA
Nick Curran
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
35 October 6, 2012 Oral cancer
Joe Siracuse
Sons of Azrael
29 October 9, 2012
Bill Dees 73 October 24, 2012 Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA
Natina Reed
Blaque
31 October 26, 2012 Duluth, Georgia, USA Road accident
Terry Callier 67 October 27, 2012 Chicago, USA Cancer
Mitch Lucker
Suicide Silence
28 November 1, 2012 Huntington Beach, California, USA Motorcycle accident[44]
Major Harris 65 November 9, 2012 Richmond, Virginia, USA Congestive heart and lung failure[45]
Paul Frost
The Rattlesnakes
64 November 17, 2012 England Cancer[46]
Michael Dunford
Renaissance
68 November 20, 2012 Surrey, England Cerebral hemorrhage[47]
Earl Carroll
The Cadillacs, The Coasters
75 November 25, 2012 New York City, New York Compilations from a stroke and diabetes
Chris Stamp
Record producer from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Golden Earring and co-founded of Track Records
70 November 24, 2008 New York City, New York, USA Cancer
Mickey Baker 87 November 27, 2012 Toulouse, France Heart and kidney failure
Dave Brubeck 91 December 5, 2012 Norwalk, Connecticut, USA Congestive heart failure[48]
Ed Cassidy
Spirit
89 December 6, 2012 San Jose, California, USA Cancer[49]
Huw Lloyd-Langton
Hawkwind, Widowmaker
61 December 6, 2012 Dorset, England Cancer[50]
Eddie "Guitar" Burns 84 December 12, 2012 USA
Jimmy McCracklin 91 December 20, 2012 San Pablo, California, USA
Lee Dorman
Iron Butterfly
Captain Beyond
70 December 21, 2012 Laguna Niguel, California, USA Natural causes[51]
Marva Whitney 68 December 22, 2012 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Pneumonia[52]
Mike Scaccia
Ministry, Rigor Mortis, Revolting Cocks
47 December 22, 2012 Fort Worth, Texas, USA Heart attack[53]
Fontella Bass 72 December 26, 2012 St. Louis, Missouri, USA Heart attack[54]
Patti Page 85 January 1, 2013 Encinitas, California, USA Heart and lung disease[55]
Sammy Johns 66 January 4, 2013 Gastonia, North Carolina, USA [56]
Sam Page
The Esquires
68 January 7, 2013 USA
Trevor Gordon
The Marbles
64 January 10, 2013 London, England Natural causes[57]
Precious Bryant 71 January 12, 2013 Columbus, Georgia, USA Complications from diabetes and congestive heart failure
Morten Mølster
The September When
50 January 14, 2013 Cardiac arrest
Claudio Leo
Lacuna Coil
40 January 17, 2013 Ceglie Messapica, Italy [58]
Bobby Bennett
The Famous Flames, Bobby Bennett & The Dynamics
74 January 18, 2013 Maryland, USA Complications from diabetes[59]
Steve Knight
Mountain, The Devil's Anvil
77 January 19, 2013 Riverdale, New York, USA Parkinson's disease
Bob Engemann
The Lettermen
77 January 20, 2013
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner
Ohio Players
69 January 26, 2013 Trotwood, Ohio, USA Cancer[60]
Kenny Hodges
Spanky and Our Gang
76 January 29, 2013 Papillion, Nebraska, USA Viral pneumnoia[61]
Mickey Finn
Heavy Metal Kids
65 February 1, 2013 Paris, France Cancer[62]
Donald Byrd 80 February 4, 2013 Dover, Delaware, USA
Reg Presley
The Troggs
71 February 4, 2013 Andover, Hampshire, England Lung cancer[63]
Mo-Do
ZYX Music, Dancing Ferret
46 February 6, 2013 Udine, Italy Suicide[64]
Tony Sheridan
72 February 16, 2013 Hamburg, Germany [65]
Mindy McCready 37 February 17, 2013 Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA Shotgun wounds
Damon Harris
The Temptations
62 February 18, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Prostate cancer[66]
Kevin Ayers
Soft Machine
68 February 18, 2013 Montolieu, France [67]
Cleotha Staples
The Staple Singers
78 February 21, 2013 Chicago, Illinois, USA Alzheimer's disease[68]
Magic Slim 75 February 21, 2013 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Bleeding ulcers
Dan Toler
Great Southern, The Allman Brothers Band
64 February 25, 2013 Manatee County, Florida, USA Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis[69]
Richard Street
The Temptations
70 February 27, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Pulmonary embolism[70]
Jewel Akens
,small>Record producer from Era Records
79 March 1, 2013 Inglewood, California, USA Back surgery
Jim Murray
Quicksilver Messenger Service
70 March 1, 2013
Bobby Rogers
The Miracles
73 March 3, 2013 Southfield, Michigan, USA Complications from diabetes[71]
Alvin Lee
Ten Years After
68 March 6, 2013 Marbella, Spain [72]
Peter Banks
Yes
65 March 7, 2013 London, England Heart failure[73]
Sammy Masters 82 March 8, 2013
Clive Burr
Iron Maiden
56 March 12, 2013 London, England Multiple sclerosis[74]
Hardrock Gunter 88 March 15, 2013 Complications of pneumonia
Jason Molina 39 March 16, 2013 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Alcohol abuse-related organ failure[75]
Bobby Smith
The Spinners
76 March 16, 2013 Orlando, Florida, USA Complications of influenza and pneumonia[76]
Floyd McRae
The Chords
85 March 19, 2013
Deke Richards
Motown record producer
68 March 24, 2013 Bellingham, Washington, USA Esophageal cancer[77]
Phil Ramone
Record engineer and record producer
79 March 26, 2013 New York City, New York, USA Aortic aneurysm
Dale Hyatt 87 March 28, 2013
Chris Bailey
The Angels, GANGgajang
62 April 4, 2013 Sydney, Australia Throat cancer[78]
Andy Johns
Sound engineer and record producer
62 April 7, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Stomach ulcer[79]
Jimmy Dawkins 76 April 10, 2013 Chicago, Illinois, USA Undisclosed causes
Don Blackman
Twennynine, Parliament, Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire
59 April 11, 2013 New York City, USA Cancer[80]
Sue Draheim 63 April 11, 2013 Berea, Kentucky, USA
Chi Cheng
Deftones
42 April 13, 2013 Sacramento, California, USA Cardiac arrest[81]
George Jackson 68 April 14, 2013 Ridgeland, Mississippi, USA Cancer
Scott Miller
Alternate Learning, Game Theory, The Loud Family
53 April 15, 2013 USA
Chrissy Amphlett
Divinyls
53 April 21, 2013 New York City, New York, USA Breast cancer[82]
Richie Havens 72 April 22, 2013 Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Heart attack[83]
Bob Brozman 59 April 23, 2013 Ben Lomond, California, USA Suicide[84]
George Jones 81 April 26, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hypoxic respiratory failure[85]
Chris Kelly
Kris Kross
34 May 1, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Drug Overdose
Jeff Hanneman
Slayer
49 May 2, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver failure[86]
Ken Whaley
Help Yourself, Ducks Deluxe
66 May 8, 2013 London, England Lung cancer
Alan O'Day 72 May 17, 2013 Westwood, California, USA Brain cancer[87]
Phil Buerstatte
White Zombie
44 May 20, 2013 Madison, Wisconsin, USA [88]
Ray Manzarek
The Doors
74 May 20, 2013 Rosenheim, Germany Bile duct cancer[89]
Trevor Bolder
Uriah Heep
62 May 21, 2013 Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England Pancreatic cancer[90]
Tyrone Brunson 57 May 25, 2013 Washington D.C., USA
Marshall Lytle
Bill Haley & His Comets
79 May 25, 2013 New Port Richey, Florida, USA Lung cancer[91]
Clarence Burke, Jr.
The Five Stairsteps
64 May 26, 2013 USA
Little Tony 72 May 27, 2013 USA
Marvin Junior
The Dells
77 May 29, 2013 USA
Zach Sobiech 18 May 30, 2013 Lakeland, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Complications from osteosarcoma
Shelbra Bennett
The Soul Children
66 May 31, 2013 USA
Rob Morsberger 53 June 2, 2013 Hudson Valley, USA [92]
MickDeth
Eighteen Visions
Bleeding Through
35 June 3, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Heart condition[93]
Joey Covington
Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane
67 June 4, 2013 Palm Springs, California, USA Car accident[94]
Cornelius "Nini" Harp
The Miracles
73 June 4, 2013 USA
Jim Sundquist
The Fendermen
75 June 4, 2013 Cancer
Marshall Sewell
The Edsels
75 June 5, 2013
Darondo 66 June 9, 2013 Sacramento, California, USA Heart failure
Filip Topol
Psí vojáci
48 June 19, 2013 Prague, Czech Republic [95]
Paul Smith 91 June 20, 2013 Torrance, California, USA Heart failure[96]
Mary Love 69 June 21, 2013 USA
Bobby Bland 83 June 23, 2013 Germantown, Tennessee, USA [97]
Little Willie Littlefield 81 June 23, 2013 Voorthuizen, Netherlands, USA Cancer[98]
Alan Myers
Devo
58 June 24, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Stomach cancer[99]
Paul Giacalone
The Fireflies
73 June 27, 2013 USA
Texas Johnny Brown 85 July 1, 2013 Houston, Texas, USA Lung cancer
Brett Walker 51 July 9, 2013 Draper, Utah, USA
Cory Monteith
Known from Glee
31 July 13, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Mixed drug toxicity
Herman "Junior" Denby
The Swallows
82 July 14, 2013 West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio, USA Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia
T-Model Ford 90 July 16, 2013 Greenville, Mississippi, USA Respiratory failure after a prolonged illness
Mikhail Gorsheniov
Korol i Shut
39 July 19, 2013 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Heart failure due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy[100]
Faye Hunter
Let's Active
59 July 21, 2013 USA
Puff Johnson 40 July 24, 2013 Cervical cancer
Mike Shipley
Record producer and music engineer
56 July 25, 2013 Studio City, Los Angeles, USA Suicide
JJ Cale 74 July 26, 2013 La Jolla, California, USA Heart attack[101]
Paul Giacalone
,small>The Fireflies
73 June 27, 2013 Long Island, New York], USA Cancer
Rita Reys 88 July 28, 2013 Breukelen, The Netherlands, USA Brian hemorrage
Tim Wright
Pere Ubu
63 August 4, 2013 Claveland, Ohio, USA Cancer
George Duke 67 August 5, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Leukemia[102]
James Grey
Blue Rodeo
52 August 5, 2013 USA
Perla Cabral
Terez & Velvet Tornado
31 August 10, 2013 San Diego, California, USA
Allen Lanier
Blue Öyster Cult
67 August 14, 2013 USA Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease[103]
Joey LaCaze
Eyehategod
42 August 23, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Respiratory failure[104]
Joe Kelley
The Shadows of Knight
67 September 1, 2013
Forrest 60 September 6, 2013 Tilburg, Netherlands, USA Stroke
Paul Despiegelaere
The Machines
61 September 7, 2013
Patti Webster 49 September 13, 2013 Somerville, New Jersey, USA Cancer
Mac Curtis 74 September 15, 2013 Weatherford, Texas, USA
Jimmy Ponder 67 September 16, 2013 Pittsburgh, USA
Billy Mure 97 September 25, 2013
Keith "Sabu" Crier
GQ
58 September 30, 2013 [105]
Philip Chevron
The Pogues, The Radiators from Space
56 October 8, 2013 Dublin, Ireland Esophageal cancer
Jan Kuehnemund
Vixen
51 October 10, 2013 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Cancer[106]
Gloria Lynne 83 October 15, 2013 Newark, New Jersey, USA Heart attack[107]
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Last Exit
73 October 19, 2013 Fort Worth, Texas, USA Leukemia
Gypie Mayo
Dr. Feelgood, The Yardbirds
62 October 23, 2013
Al Johnson
The Unifics
65 October 26, 2013 USA
Lou Reed
Velvet Underground
71 October 27, 2013 Long Island, USA Liver disease[108]
Pete Haycock
Climax Blues Band
62 October 30, 2013 Frankfurt, Germnany Heart attack
Bobby Parker 76 October 31, 2013 Bowie, Maryland, USA Heart attack
Oliver Cheatham 65 November 29, 2013 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack[109]
Dick Dodd
The Standells
68 November 29, 2013 Fountain Valley, California, USA Cancer
Richard Coughlan
Caravan
66 December 1, 2013 Herne Bay, Kent, England Pneumonia[110]
Junior Murvin 67 December 2, 2013 Port Antonio, Jamaica Diabetes
Gail Collins Pappalardi 72 December 6, 2013 Ajijic Jalisco, Mexico Cancer
Stan Tracey 86 December 6, 2013 Cancer
Jim Hall 83 December 10, 2013 New York City, New York, USA
Ricky Lawson 59 December 23, 2013 Long Beach, California, USA Brain aneurysm[111]
Benjamin Curtis
Tripping Daisy, Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells, UFOFU
35 December 29, 2013 New York City, New York, USA T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma
Jay Traynor
Jay and the Americans, The Tokens
70 January 2, 2014 Tampa, Florida, USA Liver cancer[112]
Phil Everly
Everly Brothers
74 January 3, 2014 Burbank, California, USA Lung disease[113]
Maureen Gray 65 January 7, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Bile duct cancer[114]
Dennis Frederiksen
Toto, Angel
62 January 18, 2014 Mound, Minnesota, USA Cancer[115]
Rusty York 78 January 26, 2014 Redington Shores, Florida, USA Degenerative brain disease
Pete Seeger 94 January 27, 2014 Manhattan, New York City, USA Natural causes[116]
The Mighty Hannibal 74 January 30, 2014 The Bronx, New York, USA
Anna Gordy Gaye 92 January 31, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA [117]
Bunny Rugs
Bunny & Ricky, Third World, Inner Circle
65 February 2, 2014 Orlando, Florida, USA
Bob Casale
Devo
61 February 17, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Chip Damiani
The Remains
68 February 23, 2014 USA Brain hemorrhage[118]
Franny Beecher
Bill Haley & His Comets
92 February 24, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Natural Causes
Kelly Holland
Cry of Love
52 February 24, 2014 USA
Frank Reed
The Chi-Lites
59 February 26, 2014 Stroke[119]
Frankie Sardo 77 February 26, 2014 Somers, New York, USA Cancer
Charles Love
Bloodstone
68 March 6, 2014 Kansas City, Missouri, USA Pneumonia
Jerry Corbitt
The Youngbloods
71 March 8, 2014 Smiley, Texas Lung cancer[120]
Buren Fowler
Drivin' n' Cryin', R.E.M.
54 March 8, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Several health problems
Gary Burger
The Monks
71 March 14, 2014 Turtle River, Minnesota, USA Pancreatic cancer
Scott Asheton
The Stooges
64 March 15, 2014 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Joe Lala
Co-founder of the Blues Image
66 March 18, 2014 Tampa, Florida, USA Lung cancer
Dave Brockie
Gwar
50 March 23, 2014 Richmond, Virginia, USA Accidental heroin overdose.[121]
Geoff Bradford 80 March 23, 2014 Enfield, England
King Fleming 91 April 1, 2014 Manteno, Illinois, USA
Joe Frazier
The Impalas
70 April 1, 2014 USA
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith 93 April 3, 2014 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Jason McCash
The Gates of Slumber
38 April 5, 2014
George Shuffler
The Stanley Brothers, The Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys
88 April 7, 2014 Valdese, North Carolina, USA [122]
Little Joe Cook
Little Joe & The Thrillers
91 April 15, 2014 Framingham, Massachusetts, USA Cancer
Shane Gibson
Korn
35 April 15, 2014 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Blood clotting disorder[123]
Deon Jackson 68 April 18, 2014 Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA Brain hemorrhage[124][125][126][127]
DJ E-Z Rock
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
46 April 27, 2014 Manhattan, New York City, USA Diabetic seizure[128]
Paul Goddard
Atlanta Rhythm Section
68 April 29, 2014 USA
Larry Ramos
The Association
72 April 30, 2014 Clarkston, Washington, USA Heart attack
Jessica Cleaves
The Friends of Distinction, Earth, Wind & Fire
65 May 2, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA [129]
Bobby Gregg 78 May 3, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Ed Gagliardi
Foreigner, Spys
62 May 11, 2014 USA Cancer[130]
Jerry Vale 83 May 18, 2014 Palm Desert, California, USA Natural causes[131]
Doc Neeson
The Angels, Red Phoenix
67 June 4, 2014 Sydney, Australia Brain tumor[132]
Alan Douglas
Record producer
82 June 7, 2014 Complications after a fall
Casey Kasem
Host of Casey's Top 40, Casey's Top 20 & Casey's Countdown
82 June 15, 2014 Gig Harbor, Washington, USA Sepsis
Jimmy Scott 88 June 12, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Cardiac arrest
Horace Silver 85 June 18, 2014 New Rochelle, New York, USA
Gerry Goffin 75 June 19, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA
Teenie Hodges
Hi Rhythm Section
68 June 22, 2014 Dallas, Texas, USA Complications of emphysema[133]
Bobby Womack
The Valentinos
70 June 27, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Multiple diseases[134]
Lois Johnson 72 July 7, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA [citation needed]
Richard Cowsill
The Cowsills
64 July 8, 2014 Rio Rancho, New Mexico Lung cancer
John Spinks
The Outfield
60 July 9, 2014 Liver cancer[135]
Tommy Ramone
The Ramones
65 July 11, 2014 New York City, New York, USA Bile duct cancer[136]
Vange Leonel
Nau
51 July 14, 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Ovarian cancer[137]
Johnny Winter 70 July 16, 2014 Zurich, Switzerland Emphysemia and pneumonia[138]
Ernie Lancaster 60 July 17, 2014 Mount Dora, Florida, USA Cancer[139]
James Govan 64 July 18, 2014
Christian Falk
Imperiet
52 July 23, 2014 Pancreatic cancer[140]
Adolph Jacobs
The Coasters
74 July 23, 2014 USA
Johnny Rebb 75 July 28, 2014 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia [141]
Dick Wagner
Alice Cooper, The Frost
71 July 30, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Respiratory failure[142]
Michael Johns 35 August 1, 2014 Tustin, California, USA Dilated cardiomyopathy[143]
Rosetta Hightower
The Orlons
70 August 2, 2014 Clapham, London, England
Maria "Tristessa" Kolokouri
Astarte
37 August 10, 2014 Greece Complications from leukemia[144]
Velva Darnell 75 August 12, 2014 Battletown, Kentucky, USA [145]
Buddy Jones 77 August 13, 2014 Barton, Vermont, USA [146]
Rick Parashar
Record producer from Temple of the Dog, Nickelback, Alice in Chains, Litfiba, Pearl Jam
50 August 20, 2014 Queen Anne, Washington, USA Natural causes
Jean Redpath 77 August 21, 2014 Arizona, USA Cancer[147]
Talmadge Gough
The Crests
74 August 24, 2014
Joe Bethancourt 68 August 28, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Illness[148]
Glenn Cornick
Jethro Tull
67 August 28, 2014 Hilo, Hawaii, USA Heart failure[149]
Jimi Jamison
Survivor
63 August 31, 2014 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack[150]
EunB
Ladies' Code
21 September 3, 2014 Suwon, South Korea Traffic collision[151][152]
Gustavo Cerati
Soda Stereo
55 September 4, 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina Respiratory arrest after a stroke[153]
Simone Battle
G.R.L.
25 September 5, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide by hanging[154]
Kerrie Biddell 67 September 5, 2014 Stroke[155]
RiSe
Ladies' Code
23 September 7, 2014 Suwon, South Korea Traffic collision[156]
Gerald Wilson 96 September 8, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia[157]
Robert Young
Primal Scream
49 September 9, 2014 Hove, England [158]
John Gustafson
Ian Gillan Band, Roxy Music
72 September 11, 2014 Heart failure[159]
Joe Sample
The Crusaders
75 September 12, 2014 Houston, Texas, USA Lung cancer[160]
Peter Gutteridge 53 September 15, 2014 Auckland, New Zealand [161]
George Hamilton IV 77 September 17, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications from a heart attack[162]
Kenny Wheeler 84 September 18, 2014 London, England Natural causes[163]
Paul Revere
Paul Revere & the Raiders
76 October 4, 2014 San Francisco, California, USA Cancer[164]
Sista Monica Parker 58 October 9, 2014 Modesto, California, USA Lung cancer
Isaiah "Ikey" Owens
The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents
39 October 14, 2014 Cholula, Puebla, Mexico Heart attack[165]
Tim Hauser
The Manhattan Transfer
72 October 16, 2014 Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA Cardiac arrest[166]
Paul Craft 76 October 18, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Multiple diseases[167]
Tyson Stevens
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
29 October 21, 2014 Gilbert, Arizona, USA Heroin overdose[168]
Jeanne Black 76 October 25, 2014 Orem, Utah, USA Heart failure[169]
Jack Bruce
The Graham Bond Organisation
71 October 25, 2014 Suffolk, England Liver disease
Alvin Stardust 72 October 25, 2014 Ifold, West Sussex, England Prostate cancer[170]
Jack Bruce
Cream
71 October 25, 2014 Suffolk, England Liver disease[171]
Wayne Static
Static-X
48 November 1, 2014 Landers, California, USA Alcohol, accidental overdose[172]
Michael Coleman 58 November 2, 2014 USA
Rick Rosas 65 November 6, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung disease[173]
Jonathan Athon
Black Tusk
32 November 9, 2014
Big Bank Hank
The Sugarhill Gang
58 November 11, 2014 New York City, New York, USA Cancer[174]
Buddy Catlett 81 November 12, 2014 Seattle, Washington, USA Multiple diseases[175]
Mike Burney
Wizzard
70 November 13, 2014 Birmingham, England Cancer[176]
Jeff Fletcher
Northern Uproar
36 November 17, 2014 Stockport, England Decapitation when hit by road vehicle[177]
Jimmy Ruffin 78 November 17, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [178]
Dave Appell 92 November 18, 2014 USA [179]
Joe Bonner 66 November 21, 2014 Denver, Colorado, USA
Clive Palmer
The Incredible String Band
71 November 23, 2014 Penzance, England [180]
Damon Core
AZ Yet
40 November 25, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Bobby Keys
The Rolling Stones
70 December 2, 2014 Franklin, Tennessee, USA Cirrhosis[181]
Nick Talbot
Gravenhurst
37 December 2, 2014 [182]
Edward Bivins
The Manhattans
78 December 2, 2014 USA
Ian McLagan
Small Faces, Faces
69 December 3, 2014 Austin, Texas, USA Stroke[183]
Bob Montgomery 77 December 4, 2014 Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA Parkinson's disease[184]
Brian Roy Goble
Subhumans
57 December 7, 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Heart attack[185]
Winfred Lovett
The Manhattans
78 December 9, 2014
Dawn Sears 53 December 11, 2014 Gallatin, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer[186]
Joe Carr
Joe Carr & the Texas Lone Star Band
63 December 14, 2014 Levelland, Texas, USA Stroke[187]
Millie Kirkham 91 December 14, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications after stroke[188]
Wendy Rene 67 December 16, 2014 Complications after stroke[189]
John Fry
Record producer
69 December 18, 2014 Cardiac arrest
Larry Henley
The Newbeats
77 December 18, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Dementia with Lewy bodies[190]
Joe Cocker
The Grease Band
70 December 22, 2014 Crawford, Colorado, USA Lung cancer[191]
Alberta Adams 97 December 25, 2014 Dearborn, Michigan, USA [192]
Frankie Randall 76 December 28, 2014 Indio, California, USA Lung cancer[193]
Matthew Cogley
Failsafe
30 January 1, 2015 [194]
Jeff Golub 59 January 1, 2015 New York City, New York, USA Progressive supra-nuclear palsy[195]
Little Jimmy Dickens 94 January 2, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Heart failure[196]
Pino Daniele 59 January 4, 2015 Rome, Italy Heart attack[197]
Curtis Lee 75 January 8, 2015 Yuma, Arizona, USA Cancer[198]
Popsy Dixon
The Holmes Brothers
77 January 9, 2015 Bladder cancer[199]
Tim Drummond 74 January 11, 2015 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA [200]
A. J. Masters 72 January 12, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Prostate cancer[201]
Trevor Ward-Davies
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
70 January 13, 2015 Cancer[202]
Ward Swingle
The Swingle Singers
87 January 19, 2015 Eastbourne, England [203]
Dallas Taylor
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
66 January 18, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer[204]
Bo Dollis
The Wild Magnolias
71 January 20, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Edgar Froese
Tangerine Dream
70 January 20, 2015 Vienna, Austria Pulmonary embolism[205]
Demis Roussos
Aphrodite's Child
68 January 25, 2015 Athens, Greece [206]
Don Covay 78 January 31, 2015 Franklin Square, New York, USA Stroke[207]
Andriy Kuzmenko
Skryabin
46 February 2, 2015 Lozuvatka, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine Car accident[208]
Joe B. Mauldin
The Crickets
74 February 7, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Cancer[209]
Calvin Jackson 54 February 10. 2015 Senatobia, Mississippi, USA
Steve Strange
Strange Cruise, The Moors Murderers, The Photons, Visage
55 February 12, 2015 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Heart attack[210]
Sam Andrew
Big Brother and the Holding Company
73 February 12, 2015 San Francisco, California, USA Complication after open heart surgery[211]
David Maxwell 71 February 13, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Prostate cancer[212]
Lesley Gore 68 February 16, 2015 Manhattan, New York, USA Lung cancer[213]
Clark Terry 94 February 21, 2015 Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA Diabetes
Jimmy Greenspoon
Three Dog Night
67 March 11, 2015 North Potomac, Maryland, USA Melanoma
Daevid Allen
Gong, Soft Machine
59 March 13, 2015 Australia Cancer[214]
Mike Porcaro
Toto
59 March 15, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis[215]
Bruce Crump
Molly Hatchet
57 March 16, 2015 [216]
Andy Fraser
Free, Sharks
62 March 16, 2015 California, USA [217]
A. J. Pero
Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob
55 March 20, 2015 Poughkeepsie, New York, USA Heart attack[218]
John Renbourn
Pentangle
70 March 26, 2015 Hawick, Scotland Heart attack[219]
Billy Butler 69 March 31, 2015 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bob Burns
Lynyrd Skynyrd
64 April 3, 2015 Bartow County, Georgia, USA Car accident[220]
Percy Sledge 74 April 14, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Liver cancer[221]
Billy Ray Halen
Record producer and co-founded of Myrrh Records and Sparrow Records
85 April 15, 2015 Heart disease
Johnny Kemp 55 April 16, 2015 Montego Bay, Jamaica Drowning and following head injury[222]
Jack Ely
The Kingsmen
71 April 27, 2015 Terrebonne, Oregon, USA [223]
Guy LeBlanc
Camel
54 April 27, 2015 Kidney cancer[224]
Ben E. King
The Drifters
76 April 30, 2015 Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey, USA Natural causes[225]
Craig Gruber
Rainbow, Elf, Gary Moore
63 May 5, 2015 Florida, USA Prostate cancer[226]
Errol Brown
Hot Chocolate
71 May 6, 2015 Bahamas Liver cancer[227]
B.B. King 89 May 14, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Vascular dementia[228]
Louis Johnson
The Brothers Johnson
60 May 21, 2015 USA [229]
Dennis Sheehan
Tour manager for U2
68 May 26, 2015 West Hollywood, California, USA Heart attack[230]
Ornette Coleman 85 June 11, 2015 New York City, New York, USA Cardiac arrest
Big Time Sarah 62 June 13, 2015 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart complications
Chris Squire
Yes
67 June 27, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Acute erythroid leukemia[231]
Ernie Maresca
The Regents
76 July 8, 2015 Florida, USA [232]
Michael Masser 74 July 9, 2015 Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Eric Wrixon
Them, Thin Lizzy
68 July 13, 2015 Italy [233]
Dave Somerville
The Diamonds
81 July 14, 2015 Cancer[234]
Buddy Buie 74 July 18, 2015 Dothan, Alabama, USA Heart attack[235]
Dieter Moebius
Moebius & Plank
71 July 20, 2015 Cancer
Justin Lowe
After the Burial
32 July 21, 2015 [236]
Mitch Aliotta 71 July 22, 2015 USA
Eddie Hardin
The Spencer Davis Group, Axis Point
66 July 22, 2015 Heart attack[237]
Cilla Black 72 August 1, 2015 Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain Stroke after a fall[238]
Bob Johnston 83 August 14, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Danny Sembello 52 August 15, 2015 Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, USA Drowned[239]
Don Griffin
The Miracles
60 September 2, 2015 Traffic collision[240]
Smokey Wilson 79 September 8, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA
Bryn Merrick
The Damned
56 September 12, 2015 Cardiff, Wales Cancer[241]
Gary Richrath
REO Speedwagon
65 September 13, 2015 [242]
Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones 74 September 15, 2015 Decatur, Illinois, USA
Ben Cauley
The Bar-Kays
67 September 21, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee, USA [243]
Wilton Felder
The Crusaders
75 September 27, 2015 Whittier, California, USA Multiple myeloma[244]
Frankie Ford 76 September 28, 2015 Gretna, Louisiana, USA Natural causes[245]
Billy Joe Royal 73 October 6, 2015 Morehead City, North Carolina, USA Natural causes[246]
Jim Diamond 64 October 8, 2015 London, England [247]
Bruce Nazarian
Brownsville Station
66 October 9, 2015 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack[248]
Robbin Thompson
Steel Mill
66 October 10, 2015 Cancer[249]
Smokin' Joe Kubek 58 October 11, 2015 Heart attack
Paul King
Music promoter for The Police, Dire Straits
63 October 12, 2015 Cancer[250]
Frank Watkins
Obituary, Gorgoroth
47 October 18, 2015 Cancer[251]
Cory Wells
Cory Wells & The Enemys, Three Dog Night
74 October 20, 2015 Dunkirk, New York, USA Complications from multiple myeloma[252]
Vlad Telea
Goodbye to Gravity
37 October 31, 2015 Bucharest, Romania Colectiv nightclub fire[253]
Mihai Alexandru
Goodbye to Gravity
39 October 31, 2015 Bucharest, Romania Colectiv nightclub fire[254]
Raul Rekow
Santana
61 November 2, 2015 California, USA Cancer[255]
Eddie Hoh
The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees
71 November 7, 2015 [256]
Bogdan Lavinius
Goodbye to Gravity
34 November 8, 2015 Bucharest, Romania Colectiv nightclub fire[257]
Sterling Von Scarborough
Morbid Angel
50 November 9, 2015
Andy White
The Beatles
85 November 9, 2015 New Jersey, USA Stroke[258]
Allen Toussaint 77 November 10, 2015 Madrid, Spain Heart attack[259]
Alex Pascu
Goodbye to Gravity
33 November 11, 2015 Paris, France Colectiv nightclub fire[260]
Phil Taylor
Motörhead
61 November 11, 2015 Hasland, England Liver disease[261]
P.F. Sloan 70 November 15, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Pancreatic cancer[262]
Cynthia Robinson
Sly and the Family Stone
69 November 23, 2015 Carmichael, California, USA Cancer[263]
John Theunissen
Pussycat
66 November 24, 2015 [264]
Ronnie Bright
The Cadillacs, The Coasters, The Deep River Boys, The Valentines
77 November 26, 2015
Wayne Bickerton 74 November 29, 2015 Rhyl, Wales [265]
Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver
48 December 3, 2015 Bloomington, Minnesota, USA [266]
John Garner
Sir Lord Baltimore
63 December 5, 2015 Liver failure[267]
Bonnie Lou 91 December 8, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Dementia[268]
Rainer Bloss 69 December 10, 2015 USA
Adam Roth
The Del Fuegos
57 December 18, 2015 Cancer[269]
Stevie Wright
The Easybeats
68 December 27, 2015 South Coast, New South Wales, Australia Pneumonia[270]
Lemmy
Motörhead, Hawkwind
70 December 28, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure[271]
John Bradbury
The Specials
62 December 28, 2015 England [272]
Natalie Cole 65 December 31, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Congestive heart failure"[273]
Long John Hunter 84 January 4, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona
Robert Stigwood
Manager for The Bee Gees, Cream
81 January 4, 2016 Australia [274][275]
Nick Caldwell
The Whispers
71 January 5, 2016 San Francisco, California, USA Heart failure[276]
Otis Clay 73 January 8, 2016 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
David Bowie
Arnold Corns, The Riot Squad, Tin Machine
69 January 10, 2016 Manhattan, New York City, USA Liver cancer[277]
Giorgio Gomelsky
Manager for The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Paramounts
81 January 13, 2016 New York City, New York, USA Cancer[278]
Pete Huttlinger
The John Denver Band
54 January 15, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Stroke[279]
Gary Loizzo
The American Breed
70 January 16, 2016 USA Pancreatic cancer[280]
Blowfly 76 January 17, 2016 Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, USA Liver cancer[281]
Mic Gillette
Tower of Power
64 January 17, 2016 Heart attack[282]
Dale Griffin
Mott the Hoople, British Lions
67 January 17, 2016 USA Alzheimer's disease[283]
Glenn Frey
Eagles
67 January 18, 2016 New York City, New York, USA Rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery[284]
Alex Winshart
Hogsnort Rupert
76 January 22, 2016 Lung cancer[285]
Jimmy Bain
Rainbow, Wild Horses, Dio, Last in Line
68 January 23, 2016 MSC Divina, Atlantic Ocean Lung cancer[286]
Black 53 January 26, 2016 Cork. Republic of Ireland Road traffic accident[287]
T.J. Tindall
MFSB
65 January 26, 2016 USA Cancer[288]
Paul Kantner
Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC Band
74 January 28, 2016 San Diego, California, USA Multiple organ failure and septic shock following a heart attack[289]
Signe Toly Anderson
Jefferson Airplane
74 January 28, 2016 Beaverton, Oregon, USA [289]
Billy Faier 85 January 29, 2016 Alpine, Texas, USA [290]
Jon Bunch
Further Seems Forever, Sense Field
45 February 1, 2016 USA [291]
Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire
74 February 4, 2016 Los Angeles, California, USA Parkinson's disease[292][293]
Joe Dowell 76 February 4, 2016 Bloomington, Illinois, USA Heart attack[294]
Dan Hicks
The Charlatans
74 February 6, 2016 Mill Valley, California, USA Liver cancer[295]
Jack Dakin
Kris Leonard
Tomas Lowe
River Reeves
Viola Beach
27
20
19
19
February 13, 2016 Södertälje close to Stockholm, Sweden Traffic collision[296]
L. C. Ulmer 87 February 14, 2016 Ellisville, Mississippi, USA Natural causes
Vanity
Vanity 6
57 February 15, 2016 Fremont, California, USA Renal failure[297]
Paul Gordon
The B-52's
52 February 18, 2016 USA [298]
Vi Subversa
Poison Girls
80 February 19, 2016 [299]
Piotr Grudziński
Riverside
40 February 21, 2016 Warsaw, Poland [300]
Hans Reffert
Guru Guru
69 February 21, 2016 Mannheim, Germany
Lennie Baker
Sha Na Na
69 February 24, 2016 Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA [301]
Josefin Nilsson 46 February 29, 2016 Själsö, Gotland, Sweden [302]
Gayle McCormick
Smith
67 March 1, 2016 St. Louis, Missouri Cancer[303]
John Thomas
Budgie
63 March 3, 2016 [304]
Chip Hooper
Phish, Dave Matthews Band
53 March 5, 2016 Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA Cancer[305]
Ross Hannaford
Daddy Cool, Mighty Kong
65 March 8, 2016 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Cancer[306]
Aaron Huffman
Harvey Danger
43 March 8, 2016 Respiratory failure[307]
George Martin
The Beatles, America
90 March 8, 2016 Highbury, London, England [308]
Naná Vasconcelos
Pat Metheny Group
71 March 9, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Lung cancer[309]
Keith Emerson
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
71 March 10, 2016 Santa Monica, California, USA Suicide[310]
Tommy Brown 84 March 12, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia, USA [311]
Lee Andrews
Lee Andrews & the Hearts
79 March 16, 2016 [312]
Andy Newman
Thunderclap Newman
73 March 30, 2016 [313]
Carlo Mastrangelo
The Belmonts
78 April 4, 2016 [314]
Leon Haywood 74 April 5, 2016 [315]
Merle Haggard 79 April 6, 2016 Palo Cedro, California, USA Pneumonia[316]
Dennis Davis 66 April 6, 2016 Cancer[317]
Jimmie Van Zant 59 April 7, 2016 Florida, USA Liver cancer[318]
Emile Ford 78 April 11, 2016 London, England [319]
Gib Guilbeau
Flying Burrito Brothers
78 April 12, 2016 [320]
Prince
Prince and The Revolution, Prince and The New Power Generation
57 April 21, 2016 Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA Accidental fentanyl toxicity[321]
Billy Paul 81 April 24, 2016 Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA Pancreatic cancer[322]
Harrison Calloway
Muscle Shoals Horns
75 April 30, 2016 Jackson, Mississippi, USA Stroke[323]
Candye Kane 54 May 6, 2016 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications from disease
Peter Behrens
Trio
68 May 11, 2016 Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Multiple organ failure[324]
Julius La Rosa 86 May 12, 2016 Crivitz, Wisconsin, USA Natural causes[325]
Guy Clark 74 May 17, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA [326]
John Berry
Beastie Boys
52 May 19, 2016 Danvers, Massachusetts, USA Frontotemporal dementia[327]
Nick Menza
Megadeth, OMH
51 May 21, 2016 Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure[328]
Marshall "Rock" Jones
Ohio Players
75 May 27, 2016 Houston, Texas, usa Cancer
Reshad Feild
The Springfields
82 May 31, 2016 Devon, England
Thomas Fekete
Surfer Blood
27 May 31, 2016 Cancer
Dave Swarbrick
Fairport Convention
75 June 3, 2016 Emphysema[329]
Habib 68 June 10, 2016 Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran Cardiac arrest[330]
Christina Grimmie 22 June 11, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA Shotgun wounds[331]
Chips Moman 79 June 12, 2016 LaGrange, Georgia, USA Lung disease[332]
Chris Warren 49 June 12, 2016 USA
Henry McCullough
Wings
72 June 14, 2016 Ballywindelland, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland [333]
Attrell Cordes
P.M. Dawn
46 June 17, 2016 USA Renal disease[334]
Sverre Kjelsberg
The Pussycats
69 June 19, 2016 USA [335]
Wayne Jackson
The Mar-Keys
74 June 21, 2016 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart failure[336]
Bill Ham
Manager for ZZ Top
79 June 22, 2016 Austin, Texas, USA [337]
Jim Boyd
The Jim Boyd Band
60 June 22, 2016 [338]
Bernie Worrell
Parliament, Funkadelic, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains
72 June 24, 2016 Everson, Washington, USA Lung cancer[339]
Mack Rice
The Falcons
82 June 27, 2016 Detroit, Michigan, USA Complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease[340]
Scotty Moore 84 June 28, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Several months of poor health[341]
Rob Wasserman
RatDog
64 June 29, 2016 Undisclosed health complaints[342]
Teddy Rooney
The Yellow Payges
66 July 2, 2016 USA
William Hawkins 76 July 4, 2016 Ottawa, Canada
Danny Smythe
The Box Tops
67 July 6, 2016 USA [343]
Erik Petersen
Mischief Brew
38 July 15, 2016
Roland Prince 69 July 15, 2016 USA
Alan Vega
Suicide
78 July 16, 2016 New York City, New York, USA
Gary S. Paxton
Record producer from Skip & Flip, The Hollywood Argyles
77 July 17, 2016 Branson, Missouri, USA Complications of heart surgery and liver disease[344]
Lewis Steinberg
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
82 July 21, 2016 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Keith Gemmell
Audience
68 July 24, 2016 Throat cancer
Roye Albrighton
Nektar
67 July 26, 2016 USA
Allan Barnes
The Blackbyrds
67 July 26, 2016 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Sandy Pearlman
Blue Öyster Cult, The Clash, Black Sabbath
72 July 26, 2016 Marin County, California, USA Pneumonia and complication from a stroke
Lucille Dumont 97 July 29, 2016 Canada
Snaffu Rigor
Music group from Cinderella
69 August 4, 2016
Pete Fountain 86 August 6, 2016 New Orleans, LA, USA Heart problems
B.E. Taylor 65 August 7, 2016 Wheeling, West Virginia, USA Brain tumor
Padraig Duggan
Clannad, The Duggans
67 August 9, 2016 Dublin, Ireland Recurring illness[345]
Glenn Yarbrough
The Limeliters
86 August 11, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Dementia[346]
David Enthoven
T-Rex, Roxy Music
72 August 11, 2016
Ruby Wilson 68 August 12, 2016 USA Heart attack
Bobby Hutcherson 75 August 15, 2016
Preston Hubbard
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues
63 August 17, 2016 USA
James Woolley
2wo, Nine Inch Nails
49 August 17, 2016 USA
Denis Cabric
Regina
49 August 17, 2016
Horacio Salgán 100 August 19, 2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lou Pearlman
Record producer and manager for NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, O-Town
62 August 19, 2016 USA Cardiac arrest[347]
Louis Stewart 72 August 20, 2016 Cancer
Matt Roberts
3 Doors Down
38 August 20, 2016 USA Drug overdose
Tom Searle
Architects
28 August 20, 2016 Skin cancer[348]
Toots Thielemans 94 August 22, 2016 Brussels, Belgium [349]
Gilli Smyth
Gong
83 August 22, 2016 Byron Bay, Australia Pulmonary pneumonia
Rudy Van Gelder 91 August 25, 2016 Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA Natural causes
Ab Tamober
Earth and Fire
65 August 26, 2016 Cancer
Monty Lee Wilkes
Sound engineer for The Replacements, Nirvana
54 August 26, 2016 USA Cancer
Juan Gabriel 66 August 28, 2016 Santa Monica, California, USA Heart attack
Fred Hellerman 89 September 1, 2016 Weston, Connecticut, USA
Jerry Heller
Music manager for N.W.A
75 September 2, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Heart attack
Lewis Merenstein
Record proudcer
81 September 6, 2016 New York City, New York Pneumonia
Clifford Curry 79 September 7, 2016 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Prince Buster 78 September 8, 2016 Stroke after a poor health
Leonard Haze
Y&T
61 September 11, 2016 USA

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Jerry Corbetta
Sugarloaf
68 September 16, 2016 Denver, Colorado, USA Pick's disease
John D. Loudermilk 82 September 21, 2016 Christiana, Tennessee, USA Bone cancer
Kashif
B. T. Express
56 September 25, 2016 Los Angeles, California, USA
Joe Clay 78 September 26, 2016
Jonathan David Brown
Record producer & audio engineer
60 September 27, 2016 Ozark, Missouri, USA
Nora Dean 72 September 29, 2016 Connecticut, USA
Royal Torrence
Little Royal and The Swingmasters
82 September 29, 2016 Washington D.C., USA
Michael Casswell 53 September 30, 2016 USA
Oscar Brand 96 September 30, 2016 Great Neck, New York, USA
Steve Byrd 61 October 2, 2016 Heart attack
Caroline Crawley 53 October 4, 2016 USA Long illness
Joan Marie Johnson
The Dixie Cups
72 October 5, 2016 Heart failure
Rod Temperton
Heatwave
66 October 5, 2016 London, England Cancer
Don Ciccone
The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters
70 October 8, 2016
Michiyuk Kawashima
Boom Boom Satellites
47 October 9, 2016 Brain tumor
Bored Nothing 26 October 9, 2016 Suicide
Robert Bateman
Record producer
80 October 12, 2016 Heart attack
Sonny Sanders 77 October 12, 2016 USA
Werner Lämmerhirt 67 October 14, 2016 Bodenwerder, Germany
Robert Edwards
The Intruders
74 October 15, 2016 Heart attack
Bobby Ellis 84 October 18, 2016 Kingston, Jamaica Pneumonia related illness
Pete Burns
Dead or Alive
57 October 23, 2016 London, England Cardiac arrest
Bobby Vee 73 October 24, 2016 Rogers, Minnesota, USA Alzheimer's disease
John Zacherley 98 October 27, 2016 New York City, New York
Norman Brokaw
American talent agent
89 October 29, 2016 Beverly Hills, California, USA
Bap Kennedy 54 November 1, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland Pancreatic and bowel cancer
Bob Cranshaw 83 November 2, 2016 Manhattan, New York, USA
Kay Starr 94 November 3, 2016 Beverly Hills, California, USA Complications from alzheimer's disease
Eddie Harsch
The Black Crowes
59 November 4, 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada [350]
Jean-Jacques Perrey 87 November 4, 2016 Switzerland Complications from a lung cancer
Leonard Cohen 82 November 7, 2016 Los Angeles, California, USA
Jimmy Young 95 November 7, 2016 USA [351]
Al Caiola 96 November 9, 2016 Allendale, New Jersey, USA
Victor Bailey
Weather Report
56 November 11, 2016 Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease[352]
Doug Edwards
Skylark, Chilliwack
70 November 11, 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia, USA [353]
Leon Russell 74 November 13, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Heart surgery[354]
David Mancuso
Known from The Loft
72 November 14, 2016 New York, New York, USA
Mose Allison 89 November 15, 2016 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Natural causes
Cliff Barrows
Music director from Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
93 November 15, 2016 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Milt Okun
American arranger, record producer and co-founder of the Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company
92 November 15, 2016
Bob Walsh 68 November 15, 2016 [355]
Mentor Williams 70 November 16, 2016 Lung cancer[356][357]
Saki Kaskas
Best known from his soundtracks in the Need for Speed Series
45 November 17, 2016 Greek
Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
60 November 18, 2016 Pancreatic cancer[358]
Hugh McDonald
Redgum
62 November 18, 2016 Australia Prostate cancer
Blakdyak 46 November 21, 2016 [359]
Craig Gill
Inspiral Carpets
44 November 22, 2016 USA [360]
Colonel Abrams 67 November 24, 2016 Diabetes[361]
Tony Martell
American music industry and senior executive
90 November 27, 2016 Madison, New Jersey, USA
Carlton Kitto 74 November 28, 2016
Ray Columbus
Ray Columbus and the Invaders
74 November 29, 2016 Auckland, New Zealand Heart attack
Micky Fitz
The Business
57 December 1, 2016 Cancer
Mark Gray
Exile
64 December 2, 2016 Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
Harry Balk
Record producer and record company executive
91 December 3, 2016 Oak Park, Michigan, USA [362]
Herbert Hardesty 91 December 3, 2016
Wayne Duncan
Daddy Cool
72 December 4, 2016 Stroke
Radim Hladik
Blue Effect
69 December 4, 2016 Pulmonary fibrosis[363]
Adam Sagan
Into Eternity, Circle II Circle
35 December 5, 2016 Lymphoma[364]
Junaid Jamshed
Vital Signs
52 December 7, 2016 Havelian, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Plane crash[365]
Greg Lake
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson
69 December 7, 2016 London, England Cancer[366]
George Mantalis
The Four Coins
81 December 10, 2016 Lung cancer
Valerie Gell
The Liverbirds
71 December 11, 2016
Bob Krasnow
Record producer and music executive from Elektra Records
82 December 11, 2016 Wellington, Florida,USA Organ dysfunction
Barrelhouse Chuck 58 December 12, 2016 Libertyville, Illinois, USA
Jim Lowe 93 December 12, 2016 East Hampton, Long Island, New York, USA Long illness
Bunny Walters 63 December 14, 2016 Hamilton, New Zealand [367]
Gordie Tapp
Host of the hit TV show Hee Haw
94 December 18, 2016 Burlington, Ontario, USA
Sam Leach
American talent agent and concert promoter of The Beatles
81 December 21, 2016
Betty Loo Taylor 87 December 21, 2016 USA
Frank Murray
Band manager from Thin Lizzy, The Pogues
66 December 23, 2016 Suspected heart attack
Mick Zane
Malice
57 December 23, 2016 Cancer[368]
Rick Parfitt
Status Quo
68 December 24, 2016 Marbella, Spain Septicaemia and following complications to a shoulder injury[369]
George Michael
Wham!
53 December 25, 2016 Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England Suspected heart failure[370]
Alphonse Mouzon
Weather Report, The Eleventh House
68 December 25, 2016 Granada Hills, California, USA Neuroendocrine carcinoma
Allan Williams
Businessman and talent manager from The Beatles
86 December 30, 2016 Liverpool, England [371][372]
Mike Gaborno
Manic Hispanic
51 January 4, 2017 Liver cancer
Elliot Meadow
Record producer and journalist
71 January 4, 2017
Johnny Dick
Fanny Adams, Wild Cherries
73 January 6, 2017 Australia
Sylvester Potts
The Contours
78 January 6, 2017
Eddie Kamae
Sons of Hawaii
89 January 7, 2017 USA
Jerzy Kossela
Czerwone Gitary
74 January 7, 2017 Gdynia, Poland
Buddy Bregman
American arranger, record producer, conductor and composer
86 January 8, 2017 Los Angeles, California, USA Alzheimer's disease
Peter Sarstedt 75 January 8, 2017 USA Progressive supranuclear palsy
Travis Peterson
Music video director
40 January 9, 2017 USA
Crazy Toones
Record producer
45 January 9, 2017 Heart attack[373]
Tommy Allsup
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
85 January 11, 2017 Springfield, Missouri, USA Complications from a hernia operation[374]
Tony Booth
Poster artist from The Beatles
83 January 11, 2017 Upton, Merseyside, England Cancer
Larry Steinbachek
Bronski Beat
56 January 12, 2017 Cancer[375]
Meir Banai 55 January 12, 2017 Cancer[376]
Muhammad Fachroni
Project Pop
44 January 13, 2017 Complications from diabetes[377]
Richie Ingui
Soul Survivors
70 January 13, 2017
Magic Alex
Electronics engineer from The Beatles
74 January 13, 2017 Kolonaki, Athens, Greece Pneumonia
Charles "Bobo" Shaw 69 January 16, 2017
Franz Jarnach
The Rattles
72 January 16, 2017 Hamburg, Germany [378]
Mike Kellie
Multi-instrumentalist and record producer from Spooky Tooth, The Only Ones
69 January 18, 2017
Loalwa Braz 63 January 19, 2017 Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro state. [379]
Howard Kaufman
Talent manager from Eagles, Aerosmith, Def Leppard
79 January 19, 2017 USA [380]
Ronald “Bingo” Mundy
The Marcels
76 January 20, 2017 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Pneumonia[381]
Maggie Roche
The Roches
65 January 21, 2017 Cancer
Walter Morrison
Record producer from Ohio Players and music director of Parliament-Funkadelic
62 January 21, 2017
Jaki Liebezeit
Can
78 January 22, 2017 Pneumonia
Pete Overend Watts
Mott the Hoople, British Lions
69 January 22, 2017 Throat cancer[382]
Bobby Freeman 76 January 23, 2017 San Francisco, California, USA Natural causes[383]
Gil Ray
Game Theory, The Loud Family
60 January 24, 2017 USA
Björn Thelin
The Spotnicks
74 January 24, 2017
Butch Trucks
The Allman Brothers Band
69 January 24, 2017 West Palm Beach, Florida, USA Suicide by gunshot[384]
Benny Collins
Tour manager from The Rolling Stones, Journey
68 January 27, 2017 USA Pneumonia
Guitar Gable 79 January 28, 2017 Opelousas, Louisiana, USA
Geoff Nicholls
Black Sabbath
68 January 28, 2017 Lung cancer[385]
Elkin Ramírez
Kraken
54 January 29, 2017 Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, USA Brain cancer
James Laurence
Record proudcer from Friendzone
27 January 30, 2017 USA
Deke Leonard
Man, Help Yourself
72 January 31, 2017 [386]
John Wetton
Asia, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, King Crimson, Wishbone Ash
67 January 31, 2017 Bournemouth, England Cancer[387]
Robert Dahlqvist
The Hellacopters, Dundertåget
40 February 3, 2017 [388]
Steve Lang
April Wine
67 February 4, 2017 Parkinson’s disease
Noel Simms 82 February 4, 2017 Lung cancer[389]
David Axelrod 83 February 5, 2017 [390]
Sonny Geraci
The Outsiders, Climax
69 February 5, 2017 [391]
Rina Matsuno
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku
18 February 8, 2017
Tony Davis
The Spinners
86 February 10, 2017
Harvey Lichtenstein
American arts administrator from Brooklyn Academy of Music
87 February 11, 2017 Stroke[392]
Damian 52 February 12, 2017 Cancer[393]
Robert Fisher
Willard Grant Conspiracy
59-60 February 12, 2017 Cancer[394]
Al Jarreau 76 February 12, 2017 Los Angeles, California, USA Respiratory failure[395]
Trish Doan
Kittie
31 February 13, 2017
Tony Särkkä
Multi-instrumentalist from Ophthalamia, Abruptum
45 February 14, 2017
Alan Aldridge
Artist and graphic designer
73 February 17, 2017
Peter Skellern 69 February 17, 2017 Brain cancer
Clyde Stubblefield 73 February 18, 2017 Madison, Wisconsin, USA Kidney failure
Larry Coryell 73 February 19, 2017 USA
Ilene Berns
Record producer, record company director and co-founded of Bang Records
73 February 23, 2017 Miami, Florida, USA Heart failure
Leon Ware
Record producer
77 February 23, 2017
Eric Miller
Record producer from Pablo Records
75 February 25, 2017 Heart attack
Hiroshi Kamayatsu
The Spiders
78 March 1, 2017 Japan Cancer
Tommy Page
Music industry executive from Reprise Records
46 March 3, 2017
Edi Fitzroy 62 March 4, 2017 May Pen, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, USA
Ritchie Adams 78 March 6, 2017 Long illness
Lars Diedricson
Snowstorm
55 March 6, 2017 Partille, Swedish
Robbie Hoddinoff
Kingfish
62 March 6, 2017
Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya 56 March 7, 2017 Hooghly district, West Bengal, India Traffic collision [396]
Tony Lorenzo
Sons of Azrael
30 March 9, 2017 [397]
Joni Sledge
Sister Sledge
60 March 10, 2017 Phoenix, Arizona, USA [398]
Evan Johns
The LeRoi Brothers
69 March 11, 2017 Austin, Texas, USA Liver disease[399]
Joey Alves
Y&T
63 March 12, 2017 Complications from ulcerative colitis[400]
Tommy LiPuma
Record producer
80 March 13, 2017 New York City, New York, USA [401]
John Lever
The Chameleons
55 March 13, 2017 USA [402]
James Cotton 81 March 16, 2017 Austin, Texas, USA Pneumonia[403]
Chuck Berry 90 March 18, 2017 Wentzville, Missouri, USA Heart attack[404]
Sib Hashian
Boston
67 March 22, 2017
Sven-Erik Magnusson
Sven-Ingvars
74 March 22, 2017 Karlstad, Sweden Prostate cancer
Clem Curtis
The Foundations
76 March 27, 2017 Lung cancer
Edward Grimes
Rachel's, Shipping News
43 March 27, 2017
Lonnie Brooks 83 April 1, 2017
Brenda Jones
The Jones Girls
62 April 2, 2017 Traffic collision
Paul O'Neill
Record producer from Trans-Siberian Orchestra
61 April 5, 2017 Chronic illness
David Peel
The Lower East Side Band
73 April 6, 2017 Manhattan, New York, USA Heart attack
Joseph Rascoff
Tour manager from U2, The Rolling Stones
71 April 6, 2017 Prostate cancer
Kim Plainfield 63 April 8, 2017
Keni Richards
Autograph
60 April 8, 2017 USA
Banner Thomas
Molly Hatchet
63 April 10, 2017 Pneumonia [405]
J. Geils
The J. Geils Band
71 April 11, 2017 Groton, Massachusetts, USA Natural causes[406][407][408][409][410]
Tom Coyne
Mastering engineer
63 April 12, 2017 USA Multiple myeloma[411]
Toby Smith
Jamiroquai
46 April 12, 2017 [412]
Mika Vainio
Pan Sonic
57 April 12, 2017 Multiple myeloma[413]
Sylvia Moy
Record producer
78 April 15, 2017 Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Allan Holdsworth
Soft Machine, U.K.
70 April 16, 2017 Vista, California, USA
Pat Fitzpatrick
Aslan
60 April 19, 2017 Cancer[414]
Cuba Gooding Sr
The Main Ingredient
72 April 20, 2017 Woodland Hills, California, USA [415]
Sandy Gallin
American talent agent
76 April 21, 2017
Calep Emphrey Jr. 67 April 25, 2017 USA
Bruce Hampton
Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Hampton Grease Band
70 May 1, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Kevin Garcia
Grandaddy
41 May 2, 2017 Stroke
Saxa
The Beat
87 May 3, 2017 [416]
Christopher Boykin
Entertainer from Rob & Big
45 May 9, 2017 Heart failure
Robert Miles 47 May 9, 2017 Ibiza, Spain Cancer
Jimmy Copley
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
63 May 13, 2017 USA Leukemia
Chris Cornell
Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog
52 May 17, 2017 Detroit, Michigan, USA Suicide by hanging
Kevin Stantion
Mi-Sex
61 May 17, 2017 New Zealand
Frankie Paul 51 May 18, 2017 Kingston, Jamaica, USA
Kid Vinil
Record producer
62 May 19, 2017 Brazil
Jimmy LaFave 61 May 21, 2017 Austin, Texas, USA Spindle cell sarcoma[417]
Gregg Allman
The Allman Brothers Band
69 May 27, 2017 Richmond Hill, Georgia, USA Liver cancer[418]
Aamir Zaki
Vital Signs
49 June 2, 2017 Karachi Heart failure[419]
Vin Garbutt 69 June 6, 2017
Sandra Reemer
Sandra & Andres
66 June 6, 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands, USA Breast cancer
Rosalie Sorrels 83 June 11, 2017 Reno, Nevada, USA
Gunter Gabriel 75 June 22, 2017 Hanover, Germany Fall
Jimmy Nalls
Sea Level
66 June 22, 2017 Fall

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