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Don Williams died aged 78 on September 8, 2017

Don Williams dies

Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer and songwriter. He died in Mobile, Alabama aged 78. He was the youngest of three sons and was born on May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas and grew up in Portland, Texas. He moved to Nashville in the late 1960s and wrote songs for some of country music’s biggest artists, such as “Cowboy” Jack Clement. Don spent seven years with…
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Walter Becker from Steely Dan died aged 67 on September 3, 2017

Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist, and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. He died on September 3, 2017 following an undisclosed illness, aged 67. When he was a young boy his parents separated, and he was raised by his father and grandmother, and lived in Queens and then from the age of five in Scarsdale,…
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Glen Campbell died aged 81 on August 8, 2017

RI{P Glen Campbell

  Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor. He died of Alzheimer’s disease in Nashville on August 8, 2017, aged 81. He was best know for hits like Rhinestone Cowboy, Galveston and Wichita Linesman. Glen Travis Campbell was the seventh son of 12 children born to John Wesley and Carrie Dell (Stone) Campbell in Billstown, near Delight, Arkansas. The family lived on…
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Chester Charles Bennington from Linkin Park died aged 31 on July 20, 2017

RIP Chester Bennington

Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park, lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and also fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015. Bennington first gained prominence as a vocalist following the release of Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which became a huge commercial success. The album was certified by the Recording…
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Gregg Allman died aged 69 on May 27, 2017

RIP Gregg Allman

  Gregg Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017) was born Gregory LeNoir Allman in Nashville, Tennessee and spent most of his childhood in Nashville, before moving to Daytona Beach, Florida. He was a musician, singer, songwriter and best known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band with his brother, Duane. The brothers became interested in music in their teens, and started performing together as the Allman Joys in the mid-1960s. In 1967, they moved…
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Soundgarden and Audioslave’s Chris Cornell died aged 52 on May 17, 2017

RIP Chris Cornell

  Chris Cornell (July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017) was born Christopher John Boyle in Seattle, Washington but took his mother’s maiden name after his parents split up. He was a musician, singer and songwriter, and the lead vocalist, main songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the Seattle grunge rock band Soundgarden, as well as lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave. Cornell was known as a major role in the 1990s grunge movement, for his…
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17 musicians who died in 2016


  2016 was seen by many people as the year music died, as so many legends of the music world sadly passed away. 10 January 2016: David Bowie   David Bowie (David Robert Jones) (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) was a singer, songwriter and actor, for over five decades, and was regarded by critics and musicians alike as an innovator. Throughout his career he reinvented himself, with various alter-egos, and his visual presentation,…
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27 Musicians who died in 2015

Musicians who died 2015

Several excellent musicians passed away in 2015, here we celebrate some of their lives and contributions to the world of music.

23 musicians who died in 2014.

Dead musicians 2014

Several excellent musicians passed away in 2014, here we celebrate their lives and contributions to the world of music. 3 January 2014: Phil Everly The first of our dead musicians of 2014 is Phil Everly, one half of The Everly Brothers, who spent nearly 60 years harmonizing on classics like “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and “Bye Bye Love”. Phil was born in Chicago, Illinois, and spent most of his childhood in Iowa before the…
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