We Will Remember You

A tribute to the music people we lost in 2011–2012
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    Whitney Houston
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    Etta James
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    Steve Jobs
  • John Cossette
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    Amy Winehouse
February 12, 2012 -- 7:48 pm PST
GRAMMY.com

The following is a list of artists and industry professionals the music community lost in 2011–2012. The 54th 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.

Dimi Mint Abba

Paul Abisheganaden

Richard Adeney

Pierrette Alarie-Simoneau

Liana Alexandra

Harley Allen

Odón Alonso

Liz Anderson

George Ansbro

Eugenio Arango

Tom Ardolino

Joe Arroyo

Nick Ashford

Sona Aslanova

John Atterberry

Milton Babbitt

Roza Baglanova

Rebecca Bain

Ron Baird

Israel Baker

Kenny Baker

Billy Bang

Ross Barbour

Jack Barlow

Faircloth "F.C." Barnes

Billy Barton

Kearney Barton

Anthony Basurto

Travis Bean

David Bedford

Paavo Berglund

Ralph Berkowitz

Gil Bernal

Paul Blair

Olga Bloom

Nicole Bogner

Sean Bonniwell

Leon Botha

Joey Bowker, aka the Bat Poet

Doyle Bramhall Sr.

Bob Brookmeyer

Joseph Brooks

Frederick Brown

Dorothy E. Brunson

Ray Bryant

Carl Bunch

Bob Burnett

Philip "Fattis" Burrell

Roy Edward Burris

Michael "Wurzel" Burston

Don Butler

Facundo Cabral

Enrique Cáceres

Juan Carlos "El Galló" Calderon

Delois Barrett Campbell

Joseph Campbell

Richard Campbell

Ronnie Campbell

Pupi Campo

Trudy Pitts Carney

John Carter

Ramsey Casteel

Jimmy Castor

Daniel Catán

Gilbert "Gil" Cates

Todd Cerney

Moraíto Chico II

Shannon Childress

Wilson Choperena

Gustav Ciamaga

Aldo Clementi

Clarence Clemons

Raymond Cohen

Jovan "J-1" Coleman

Fred H. Dugg Collins

Scott Columbus

Victoria Contreras

Adrienne Cooper

Sidney Cooper

Wilma Lee Cooper

Don Cornelius

Sofia Cosma

Richard Cowl

Patsi Bale Cox

Charlie Craig

Viola Crowley

Beryl Davis

Owen Davis

Jeremy Deacon

Tom Dean

David Deese

Frans de Kok

Gaye Delorme

Daniela D'Ercole

Don DeVito

Joel DiBartolo

Hazel Dickens

Robert Dickey

Jim Dickson

Joel "Taz" DiGregorio

Frank Dileo

Leonard Dillon

Jean Dinning

Jessy Dixon

Chris Doig

Claus Helmut Drese

Frank Driggs

Cornell Dupree

David "Honeyboy" Edwards

Esther Gordy Edwards

Marianne Elliot-Said aka Poly Styrene

David Victor Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture

Hans Ulrich Engelmann

Manuel Esperón

Cesária Évora

Charles E. Fach Jr.

Mehdi Favéris-Essadi aka DJ Mehdi

Barry Feinstein

Ruth Fernandez

Falleció "Chucho" Ferrer

Montserrat Figueras

Lamar Fike

Billie Jean Dorris Findley

Clare Fischer

Larry "Wild Man" Fischer

Rich Fitzgerald

Bob Flanigan

Benton Flippen

Eugene Fodor

Joe Forrester

Wenche Foss

Frank Foster

Robbie France

Paul Franke

Dolores Fuller

Manuel Galbán

Fidel Gamboa

Tim Garcia

Carl Gardner

Tom Garvin

Antonio "Tony" Ambriz Garza

Alfred Genovese

Walid Gholmieh

Lacy Gibson

Johnny Giosa

Ed Glinert

Andrew Gold

Mickey Goldsen

Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon

Billy Grammer

Marshall Grant

Dobie Gray

George Green

Jill Francis Hudson Green

Bernard Greenhouse

Rob Grill

Freddie Gruber

Madhava Gudi

Rita Guerrero

Tony "Ham" Guerrero

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale aka Nate Dogg

Mario Hamilton aka Slim Dunkin

Charles Hamm

Carlton Haney

Mary Cleere Haran

Jack Hardy

Sidney Harman

Cyril M. Harris

Jet Harris

Marty Harris

Cyril M. Harris

Steve Harris

Regina Marie Hart

Sidney Harth

Bruce Haynes

Warren Hellman

Dustin Hengst

Caresse Henry

Tal Herzberg

David Hess

Don Hill

Aashid Himons

Omus Hirshbein

Lee Hoiby

Loleatta Holloway

Dolores Hope

Gladys Horton

Gerald House

Whitney Houston

Ferlin Husky

Bruce Jackson

Etta James

Bert Jansch

Mikel Japp

John Jeremiah

Steve Jerome

Steve Jobs

Bill Johnson

Raymond Jones

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Charles H. Kaman

Leonard Kastle

Andrew Kazdin

Chris Kent

Karen Khachaturian

Sultan Khan

Tom King

Paul Kirby

Eddie Kirkland

Davy Kirkwood

Mark "Moogy" Klingman

Lloyd Knibb

Joey Knight

Dick Kniss

Johnny "K" Koval

Yakov Kreizberg

George "Speedy" Krise

Gustavo "Tavo" Kupinski

Bidzina Kvernadze

Vincenzo La Scola

Fran Landesman

Jani Lane

Jennings Harold Lane

Matthew Davis LaPorte

George Lascelles

Barbara Lea

Bernard St. Clair Lee

Jerry Leiber

Paul Leka

Gustav Leonhardt

John Levy

Marty Lewis

Salvatore Licitra

Frank Lieberman

Peter Lieberson

Marie Lillo

Jack Linneman

Sam Littleton

Barry Llewellyn

Joey "Fingers" Lombard

Tony Lopancinski

Charlie Louvin

Efrin Loyola

Howard Lucraft

Ralph MacDonald

Andrew MacNaughtan

Cornell MacNeil

Wade Mainer

Dennis Maitland

Robert P. Marcucci

Hugh Martin

Teddie Palmer Martin

David Mason

Francisco Mata

Max Mathews

"Country" Johnny Mathis

Dave McCaskell

Coyote McCloud

Mel McDaniel

Gene McDaniels

Andrew "Mac" McDermott

Corey McGriff aka DJ Megatron

Les McIntyre

Huey P. Meaux

Alan Meltzer

Jolene Mercer

Fred Milano

Alphonso "Fonce" Mizell

John Modinos

Ralph Mooney

Gary Moore

Lorenzo Morales

Darryl Morden

Joe Morello

Bill Morrissey

Paul Motian

Georgi Movsesyan

Blanche Moyse

Max Muñoz

Dwight Arrington Myers aka Heavy D

Bill Myrick

Humberto Navarro

Jorge Neri

Jeff "Critter" Newell

Zim Ngqawana

Joe Paul Nichols

Roger Nichols

Alda Noni

Jimmy Norman

Claire O'Connor

Norio Ohga

Barbara Orbison

Cyril Ornadel

Henrik Ostergaard

Johnny Otis

Richard Lee Owens

Carol Carmichael Parks

Nilesh Patel

Claudia Payne

David Peaston

Dan Peek

Gaspar "Capulina" Henaine Pérez

Pinetop Perkins

Nikolai Petrov

Joan Peyser

Nilla Pizzi

Stan Plesser

Lee Pockriss

Bobby Poe

Randy Ponzio

Steve Popovich

Harland Powell

Bill Prayor

Millard Pressley

Johnny Preston

Dame Margaret Price

Antonio Prieto

Steven Propas

Seth Putnam

Wardell Quezergue

Jerry Ragovoy

Uan Rasey

Manolis Rasoulis

David Rea

Mark Reale

Bud Reed

Jack Reidling

Larry Reinhardt

Cornelio Reyna Jr.

Denby Richards

Bruce Ricker

Zoogz Rift

Winston Riley

Graciela Rivera

Sam Rivers

Thomas Roady

Clive Robbins

Gil Robbins

Mary Robbins

Gerald "Red" Roberts

Ruth Roberts

Willie Robertson

Sylvia Robinson

Lázaro Rodríguez

Ed Roman

Edmundo Ros

Jimmy Roselli

Stan Ross

Suze Rotolo

George Rountree

Alan Rubin

Pete Rugolo

Martin Rushent

Ken Russell

Brian Rust

Kurt Sanderling

Taiji Sawada

Denise Scharley

Irwin Schneiderman

Jane Scott

Gil Scott-Heron

Marvin Sease

Harold Shafer

George Shearing

Gene Shefrin

Jim Sherwood

Dan Sicko

Jagjit Singh

Christopher Small

Regina Smendzianka

Alfred "Geno" Smith

Gerard Smith

Kenneth "Kaz" Smith

Paul David Smith

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

Cory Smoot aka Flattus Maximus

Phoebe Snow

Vilem Sokol

Johannes Somary

Melvin Sparks

Billie Jo Spears

Benny Spellman

Trudy Stamper

Owsley "Bear" Stanley

Mike Starr

J.B. Steane

Fred Steiner

Alex Steinweiss

Kaye Stevens

King Stitt

Dag Stokke

John Strauss

Josef Suk

Enoch Sullivan

Robert Lee "Bob" Sullivan

Hubert Sumlin

Terry Sumsion

Antonín Švorc

Mante Ray "M Bone" Talbert

Bill Tapia

Marv Tarplin

Howard Tate

Betty Taylor

Robert Tear

Frank Toler

Eugenio Toussaint

Giorgio Tozzi

Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell

Andrea True

Orrin Tucker

Mark Tulin

Gerhard Unger

Hal Uplinger

Robert Urband

Rolando Valdes-Blain

Rineke Van Beek

Teddy Vann

Emanuel Vardi

Helenita Vargas

Bill Varney

Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe

Edgar Villchur

Phil Walden Jr.

John Walker

Lynne Walker

Dorothy Warenskjold

James Watson

Don Wayne

Alexis Weissenberg

Mikey Welsh

Bob Weston

Robert Whitaker

Bruce White

Jane White

Camilla Williams

Doc Williams

Roger Williams

Vesta Williams

Matthew Graham Williamson Jr.

A. Frank Willis

Danny Winchell

Amy Winehouse

Kenny Earl Winkler

Ellen Winther

Ingvar Wixell

Endre Wolfx

Randy Wood

Johnnie Wright

Stanley Wright

Yuan Xuefen

Paul Yandell

James Yannatos

Yaffa Yarkoni

Armando Chin Yong

Eugene Edward "Snooky" Young

Jeff "Fuzzy" Young

Norma Zimmer

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