In Loving Memory …

Remembering the music people we lost in 2012–2013
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    Patti Page
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    Adam Yauch
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    Levon Helm
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    Etta James
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    Chris Lighty
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    Ronnie Montrose
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    Jenni Rivera
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    Chuck Brown
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    Dave Brubeck
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    Ravi Shankar
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    Whitney Houston
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    Robin Gibb
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    Marvin Hamlisch
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    Dick Clark
February 09, 2013 -- 4:07 pm PST
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(The following is a list of artists and industry professionals the music community lost in 2012–2013. The 55th GRAMMY Awards telecast on CBS will feature an In Memoriam segment highlighting some of these individuals via a video tribute. The Recording Academy salutes each individual for their respective talents and contributions to our culture and community. We invite you to share your memories in our comments section below.)

Mark Abrahamian

William Paul "Willie" Ackerman

Richard Adler

Warda Al-Jazairia

Audrey Allison

Tandyn Almer

Christopher Amenita

Maurice André

Chris Andrews

Inez Andrews

Patty Andrews

Charles Anthony

Tom Ardolino

Pedro Arroyo

Alexander Arutiunian

Mike Auldridge

Bob Babbitt

Perry Baggs

Roy Baham

Brad Baker

Israel Baker

Mickey Baker

Billy Barnes

Frank Barsalona

Kearney Barton

Fontella Bass

"Uncle" Lionel Batiste

James Richard Belote

Richard Rodney Bennett

Paavo Berglund

Emilio "Miliki" Aragón Bermúdez

Eddie Bert

John Birch

Robert Wayne Birch

Rick Blackburn

Eddie Blazonczyk Sr.

Nicole Bogner

Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner

Sean Bonniwell

Horacio "Chivo" Borraro

Mark Boyd

John Braheny

David Braun

Herbert Breslin

Lloyd Brevett

Gerry Bron

Chuck Brown

Frederick J. Brown

Dave Brubeck

Billy Bryans

Patti Denise Bryant

Frank Buchanan

Dewel Bullington

Rahn William Burton

Larry Butler

Margaret Ann  Buxkamper

Donald Byrd

Terry Callier

Hebe Camargo

Don Campbell

Tim Campbell

Pupi Campo

Sylvia Cantarell

Capital Steez

Vincent Cardell

Earl Carroll

Elliott Carter

Lisa Della Casa

Hal Casey

Ed Cassidy

Thomas Cassidy

Hadley Castille

Jimmy Castor

Dee Cernile

Dominic Cerulli

Rick Chadock

Jules Chaikin

Teddy Charles

Celso Chavez

Lili Chookasian

Rick Cimato

Dick Clark

Susanna Clark

Mario Clavell

John Clive

John Coates

Maria Cole

Charlie Collins

Ray Collins

Elizabeth Connell

Adrienne Cooper

Everett J. Corbin

Don Cornelius

Jayne Cortez

Pete Cosey

Don Cox

James "Sugarboy" Crawford

Robert Lee Crigger

Armand Crump

José Curbelo

Carlo Curley

Ted Curson

Marcel Curuchet

Lucio Dalla

Hal David

Carl Davis

Michael Davis

Gloria Davy

Jeremy Deacon

Dick Decent

Marcella DeCray

Bill Dees

Al DeLory

James DePreist

Robert Dickey

Doug Dillard

Mat Domber

Lee Dorman

Bill Doss

Nell Haas Driver

William Duckworth

Chris Duffy

Cleve Duncan

Michael Dunford

Donald "Duck" Dunn

Bobby Durango

Pham Duy

Marion Franklin Dycus

Dusty Edwards

Joseph Eger

Jimmy Ellis

Brigitte Engerer

Chris Ethridge

Calvin Everhart

Danny Evins

Osvaldo Fattoruso

Leonardo Favio

Martin Fay

Irving Fein

Ruth Fernández

Montserrat Figueras

Clare Fischer

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Betty Fisher

Charles Flores

Peter Fornatale

Robbie France

Dave Franer

Damon Freeman

Earle Lavon "Von" Freeman Sr.

Isaac "Dickie" Freeman

Robert French

Gil Friesen

Bertha Woodruff Garcia

Tim Garcia

Érick Garza

Victor Gaskin

Connie Gately

Robin Gibb

Kathi Kamen Goldmark

Junior Gonzalez

Geoffrey Gordon

Eric Gorodetzky

Michael Grant

Don Grady

Jerry Gray

R.B. Greaves

Andy Griffith

Brent Grulke

George Gruntz

Jackie Guthrie

David Hall

Greg Ham

Joslyn Hamilton aka Captain Barkey

Marvin Hamlisch

Derek Hammond-Stroud

Major Harris

Pat Harris

Garry Harrison

John Harrison

Jonathan Harvey

Paquito Hechavarría

Haim Hefer

Levon Helm

Bugs Henderson

Robert F. Hendrix

Bob Henry

Hans Werner Henze

Brian Hibbard

Stephen Hill

Donna Hilley

Omus Hirshbein

Doc Holliday

James Wesley “Red” Holloway

Larry Hoppen

Michael Hossack

Whitney Houston

Steeve Hurdle

Margie Hyams

Brian Jack

Hal Jackson

Phoebe Jacobs

Amber Jacobson

Etta James

Mikel (Mike) Japp

Frank Javorsek

Sammy Johns

Tim Johnson

William David "Billy Johnson"

Jeffrey Jolson-Colburn

Davy Jones

Jimmy Jones

Michael "Mighty Mike" Jones

Peter Jones

Pierre Juneau

Paul Justice

Norberto Kaminsky

Andrew Kazdin

Gerry Kearby

Erica Kennedy

Eduard Khil

Benjy King

Mary Frances Garner "Sis" King

Dick Kniss

Stefan Kudelski

Charlie Lamb

Jack Lameier

Byard Lancaster

Bernard Lansky

Barbara Lea

Evelyn Lear

Bev LeCroy

"Miss Rita" Lee

Jeni LeGon

Gustav Leonhardt

Lorin Levee

John Levy

Chris Lighty

Everett Lilly

George Lindsey

Mort Lindsey

Jimmy Little

Huw Lloyd Langton

Joey "Fingers" Lombard

Jon Lord

Andrew Love

Vince Lovegrove

Eric Lowen

Mitch Lucker

Gary Lumpkin

Andrew MacNaughtan

George Marino

Calvin Marsh

Jim Marshall

Paul Marshall

Thomas Marth

Tony Martin

Edna Mattox

Bud McCain

Jerry "Boogie" McCain

Mark "Bam Bam" McConnell

Michael G. McCormack

Jimmy  McCracklin

Jim McCrary

Kathi McDonald

Velma Lee McEnery

Dorothy McGuire

James Walter McKell

Barney McKenna

Scott McKenzie

Hal McKusick

Mike Melvoin

Nan Merriman

George Mesterhazy

Sergio Mihanovich

Fred Milano

Norman Miller

Ilhan Mimaroğlu

Iverson "Louisiana Red" Minter

Alan Mintz

Elliott Mitchell

Ronnie Montrose

Rick Moore

Roland Mortiz

Farrell Morris

Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris

William "Danny" Morrison

Carlos Moseley

Ed "Goat" Motta

Joe Muranyi

Chris Nadler

Anthony Natividad

Chris Neal

Trondr Nefas

Judith Nelson

Patricia Neway

Jeff “Critter” Newell

Terry Newell

Jason Noble

Claude Nobs

David Nye

Jimmy O'Neill

Adrian Otero

Johnny Otis

Frank Page

Patti Page

Ramona "Ms. Melodie" Parker

Nilesh Patel

Homero Patrón

Ray Patterson

Steve Paul

Michael Douglas Pearson

David Peaston

Frank Peppiatt

Austin Peralta

Richard "Pete" Peters

Ken Phebus

Marguerite Piazza

Deborah Lyn Pierce

Frank Pierson

Kroum Pindoff

Charles "Skip" Pitts

Floyd Monroe Points

Steve Pokorny

Frank Pooler

Nic Potter

Reg Presley

Frances Preston

Dory Previn

Dolores Prida

Lou Pride

Duy Quang

Ann Rabson

Deborah Raffin

Raylene Rankin

Sluggy Ranks

Estela Raval

Mark Reale

Herb Reed

Natina Reed

Tom "Cat" Reeder

Ken Regan

Christopher Reimer

Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt

Pery Ribeiro

Ruggiero Ricci

Martin Richards

Paul Richey

Howie Richmond

Winston Riley

Jenni Rivera

Sam Rivers

Richard Robbins

Kenny Roberts

Buddy Rogers

Jayne Rogovin

Ed Roman

Charles Rosen

Crystal Rosen

Joseph E. Ross

Gabrielle Roth

"Sweet Joe" Russell

Mike Scaccia

Hal Schaefer

Michael K. Schlesinger

Nelson Schwenke

Billy Scott

David Scott

Howard Hillison Scott

Earl Scruggs

Ivan Sekyra

Joe Sell

Khalil Shaheed

Ravi Shankar

Bobby Sharp

Isaiah Sheffer

Robert B. Sherman

Jim Sherwood

Todd Simko

Stephen Simon

Ozell Simpkins

Danny Sims

Pete La Roca Sims

Joe Siracuse

Tony Sly

Rod Smarr

Carrie Smith

Snuffy Smith

Sam "The Record Man" Sniderman

Joe South

Luis Alberto Spinetta

Mark Spiwak

Dennis St. John

Chris Stamp

Kaye Stevens

Bob Sticht

King Stitt

Ronnie "Angel" Stoots

Billy Strange

Ed Stratton

John Stronach

Big Jim Sullivan

Rollin Sullivan

Donna Summer

Stuart Swanlund

John Tchicai

Richard Teeter

Gene Thomas

Joe Thompson

Yomo Toro

Roman Totenberg

Ranking Trevor

Tom Tucker

Mihaela Ursuleasa

Maria Elena Valdelamar

Jairo Varela

Chavela Vargas

Valentin Velasco

Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe

José Luis Villarreal

Galina Vishnevskaya

Paul van Wageningen

Bernie  Waldon

Rusty Walker

Herby Wallace

Gareth Walters

Willa Ward

David S. Ware

Doc Watson

Bert Weedon

Alexis Weissenberg

Bob Welch

Kitty Wells

Alvy West

Bob Weston

Eric White

Marva Whitney

Frederick "Fred" Wilhelms III

John Wilkinson

Will (Mastic Scum)

Andy Williams

Camilla Williams

Jimmie Williams

Robbie Williams

Abram Wilson

Frank Wilson

Yaffa Yarkoni

Adam Yauch

James Martin "Marty" Yonts

Philip Wylie York

Zvi Zeitlin

Dennis "Dino" Zimmerman

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