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Recording Academy Remembers Those We Lost | GRAMMY In Memoriam

Take a moment to reflect and salute the members of the music community who we lost in 2018–2019
Philip Merrill
GRAMMYs
Feb 10, 2019 - 8:32 pm

(The following is a list of artists and industry professionals the music community lost in 2018–2019. The 61st GRAMMY Awards telecast on CBS will feature an In Memoriam segment highlighting some of these individuals via a video tribute, and all of these individuals who died prior to Jan. 8, 2019 are included in the official 61st GRAMMY Awards program book. The Recording Academy salutes each individual for their respective talents and contributions to our culture and community.)

José Antonio Abreu
Theo Adam
Rusty Adams
Graciela Agudelo
Andie Airflix
Joel Alanís
Xiomara Alfaro 
Maartin Allcock
Marty Allen
Paul Allen
Sammy Allred
Barbara Ann Alston
John Amirante 
Bill Amonette
Eddy Amoo
Clarence "Casey" Anderson
Roberto Angleró Pepín
Rayburn  Anthony
Khaira Arby
Neil Argo
Gerald Q. Arthur
Robert Arthur
Lys Assia
Charles Aznavour
Roy Bailey
Winston "Shadow" Bailey
Kenny  Baker
 Balabhaskar 
Marty Balin
Kaye Ballard
Tommy Banks
Rim Banna
Dale Barclay
Mamane Barka
John Perry Barlow
Yigal Bashan
Stu Basore
Richard Bateman
Gary Beach
Howell Begle
Cody Belgard
Delia Bell
Max Bennett
John T.  Benson III
Tim Bergling aka Avicii
Franz Beyer
Arun Bhaduri
Vicente Bianchi
David Bianco
Roberto Bianco
Edwin Birdsong
Shane Bisnett
“Big” Bill Bissonnette
Mike Blackburn
Troy Blakely
Santos Blanco
José Andrés Blanco aka Blanquito Man
Paul Bloch
Hamiet Bluiett
Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich
Jack Boles
Ponty Bone
Greg Bonham
Shirley Boone
Inge Borkh
Neal Boyd
Scott Boyer
Harold Bradley
Glenn Branca
Nick Breed
Allan Bregman
Fletcher Bright
Alex Brown
Maxine Brown
Reuben Brown
Brian Browne
Jason Browning
Colin Brumby
Anshel Brusilow
Alexander "Blender" Buchanan
Rolf Budde
Gary Burden
Bill Burkette
Jim Burns
Roger V. Burton
Blanche Burton-Lyles
Don Bustany
Henry Butler
Ariel Bybee
Montserrat Caballé
Bill Caddick
Jim Caine
Tony Calder
Tim Calvert
George Cameron
Tony Camillo
Carmen Campagne
Dorothy Campbell
Doug Campbell
Eddie C. Campbell
Ace Cannon
Tito Capobianco
Jim Caradine
Mary Carlisle
Jeff Carlton
Roy Carr
Judy Carrier 
Mike Carroll
Dawn Carter
Jorge Casas
David Cavanagh
C. Gil Cawood
Ndugu Chancler
Tim Chandler
Carol Channing
Kak  Channthy
Don Cherry
Jerry Chesnut
Siva Choy
George Christie
Barry Chuckle
Brandon Church
Frank Cipra
Stelvio Cipriani
Roger Clark
Roy Clark
"Fast" Eddie Clarke
Eddy Clearwater
Dan Cleary
Laurence Cleary
Buzz Clifford
Paul Clipson
Angelica Cob-Baehler
Lorrie Collins
Hubert Cooke
Nelson Cooke
Ray Cooper
Bruce Corbitt
Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo
William Wirt Courtney
Johnny Cowell
Peter "Mars" Cowling
Steve Coy
Anthony Cruz
Pete Cummings
Larry Cunningham
Paul Curcio
Ben Daglish
Jeffrey Lee Dalton
Vic Damone
Windu Andi Darmawan
Akilah DaSilva
Arthur Davies
Ivan Davis
John Davis
Little Sammy Davis
Nathan Davis
Emanuel Dean
Merle Debuskey
Theryl "Houseman" DeClouet
Michael DeFosche
Refugio "Cuco" Del Cid
Del Delker
Mike Denneen
June Denny
Carlos Denogean 
André Di Cesare
Evio  Di Marzo
Tom Diaz
David DiChiera
Matt Dike
Dennis Dixon
Ken Dodd
Kim Dong-yoon
Larry Keith Doolittle
Lorna Doom
Bob Dorough
John L.  Downs
Patrick Doyle
Oliver Dragojevic
Daryl Dragon
Saul "Sy" Dresner
Ronald Dunbar
Paul Lustig Dunkel
Jim Dunlop Sr.
Edward Easter
Dennis Edwards
Nokie Edwards
Gene Eichelberger
Shawn Elliott
Jody Ellis
Harlan Ellison
Roy Ember
Geoff Emerick
Phil Emmanuel
Lenore Engdahl
Scott English
Yvonne Ervin
Terry Evans
Nanette Fabray
Brien Fain
Harold Farberman
Helen Farmer
Jimmy Farrar
Josh Fauver
Jordan Feldstein
Grant Fell
Brian Ferriman
Helmut Fest
Alvin Fielder
Lin Folk
Claudia Fontaine
D.J. Fontana
Dean Ford
Mark Ford
Rob Fortney
Sonny Fortune
Mark Fosson
Clarence Fountain
Rick Fowler
Hardy Fox
Richard Frank
Jerry Frankel
Aretha Franklin
Kevin Fret
Andrew Frierson
Dominic Frontiere
Mikio Fujioka
Bob Fuller
Irwin Gage
Renaud Gagneux
Sarah Gaines
France Gall
Lucho Gatica
Jeremy Geffen
Mark Genfan
Bonaldo Giaiotti 
Richard Gill
Norman Gimbel
Harold Goad
Pete Goble
Andy Goessling
Jonathan Gold
Otoniel Gonzaga
Jerry González
Marcelo "Chino" González
Pedro "Perico" González Lino
Jimmy Gonzalez 
Freddie Goodhart
Lorraine Gordon
Ron Grant
Ben Graves
Paul Gray
Urbie Green
Don Grierson
Ross Grierson
Jean Guillou
Bonnie Guitar
Enoch Zu Guttenberg
Gary Haisman
Carol Hall
Dave Hall
Rick Hall
Bill Hamel
Charles Hamlen
Earla Harding
Duane S. Hargis
Roy Hargrove
Barbara Harris
Gary Harris
Larry Harris
Neil Harris
Mike Harrison
Freddie Hart
Marc Hauser
Al Hawkes
Edwin Hawkins
George Hawkins Jr. 
Eric Haydock
Hairl Hensley
Oli Herbert
Héctor Everzon Hernández aka Samurai
Kelso Herston
Bill Hicks
Jacques Higelin
Bob Higgins
Theresa Hightower
Tony Hiller
Jimmy  Hills
Algia Mae Hinton
Jon Hiseman
Richard Ho‘opi‘i
Chas Hodges
Irwin Hoffman
Bret Hoffmann
Leonard Hollifeld
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hoo Kim
Jeff Hooker
Brian Henry Hooper
Katherine Hoover
Jerry Hopkins
Yvette Horner
Seth Howard
John Hsu
Alfred Hubay
Sid Hudson
Ronn Huff
Richard Hundley
Tab Hunter
Scott Hutchison
Søren Hyldgaard
Madalena Iglésias
Dan Ingram
James Ingram
Navid Izadi
Joe Jackson
Al James
Hank Janney
Jill Janus
Joseph Jarman
Irvin "Carrot" Jarrett
Boyd Jarvis
Ricky Jay
Gloria Jean
Brandon Jenkins
Terry Jennings
Marian Jewell
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Nick John
Billy Johnson
Dennis Johnson
Pamela Joy Johnson
Michael Wayne Jones
Mickey Jones
Spencer P. Jones
Theodore Jones aka Young Greatness
James Jordan
John Joubert
Nikolay Kaufman
Brian Kellow
Mike Kennedy
Ed Kenney Jr. 
Brooks Kerr
Kato Khandwala
Ras Kimono
Clydie King
Ed King
Morgana King
Ralph A. King
Tony Kinman
Danny Kirwan
George Klein
Johnny Kline
Nick Knox
Tom Knox
Oliver Knussen 
Iosif Kobzon
Steve Kocour
Takehisa Kosugi
Beth Krakower
M. William Krasilovsky
Leah LaBelle
Bert LaBour
Francis Lai
Jake Landers
Tim Landers
Honey Lantree
Dona Ivone Lara
Felipe de LaRosa
Denise LaSalle
Billy Ray Latham
Trent LeClaire
Mike Ledbetter
Stan Lee
Mike Leech
Ted LeGarde
Michel Legrand
Leslie "Lazy" Lester
Miggie Lewis
Polly Lewis
Stan Lewis
Tommie Lewis
Shaun Lewis aka Stormin
Collins Leysath aka DJ Ready Red
Les Lieber
Horst Liepolt
Devin Lima
Dionisio Lind
Erik Lindmark
Michael Lindsey
Siegfried Linkwitz
Wilma Lipp
Roberto Livi
Didier Lockwood
Jeff Loeffelholz
Pat Long
Alan Longmuir
Ellen Joyce Loo
Jesús López-Cobos
Garry Lowe
Reggie Lucus
Stewart Lupton
Jason "J-Sin" Luttrell
Rebecca Lynch
Alfred Lynn aka Allah Real
Galt MacDermot
Wade Macey
Craig MacGregor
Craig Mack
Suzanne MacNary 
Johnny Maddox
Arthur Maia
Dominick Maita
Jean-Claude Malgoire
Robbie Malinga
James Mallinson
Jim Malloy
Hansjorg Malonek
Stephen A. Mandell
C.K. Mann
Ellie Mannette
Angela Maria
Rose  Marie
Kenny Marks
Matt Marks
Gustavo Marquez
Raúl  Marrero
Eric Marshall
Penny Marshall
Josh Martin
Vince Martin
Debi Martini
Eddie Mascolo
Hugh Masekela
Draylen Mason
Andrew Massey
Joe Masteroff
Joseíto  Mateo
Timmy Matley
Joseph Maus
Michael Mavrolas
Jan Maxwell
Mayra Mayra
Marin Mazzie
Robert "Kooster" McAllister
"Big Tom" McBride
Lisa McCay
George McCeney
George McCormick
Malcolm "Mac Miller" McCormick
Pilar McCurry
Hugh McDowell
Christine McGuire
Don McGuire
Ted McKenna
Tom McKinney
Van McLain
Allyn Ann McLerie
Jon James McMurray
Trevor McNaughton
Big Jay McNeely
Victor Mecyssne
Sam Mehran
Fabio Melanitto
László Melis
Heather Menzies-Urich
Floyd Miles
Blue Miller
Clarence "Count Prince" Miller
Seo Minwoo
Linda “ProKid”  Mkhize
Liliane Montevecchi
Thom Moore
Carlos Morean
Wilson Moreira
Patricia Morison
Audrey Morris
John Morris
Alfred Morris III
Johnny Mosby
Oliver Mtukudzi
Colin Michael Mulhern
Brian Murphy
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Willie Murphy
Melton Mustafa
Janka Nabay
Queeneth Ndaba
Buell Neidlinger
Joe F.  Neil
Madeleine Yayodele Nelson
Charles Neville
Calvin Newborn
Steve "Grizzly" Nisbett
James "Nick" Nixon
Jalal Mansur Nuriddin
Russell Nype
John O'Daniel
Jackson Odell
Kenny O'Dell
Abi Ofarim
Liam O'Flynn
Ayub Ogada
Baba Oje
Herb O'Mell
Jahseh Onfroy aka XXXTentacion
Dolores O'Riordan
Geoffrey Oryema
Joe Osborn
Mike Owens
Hisashi Ozaki
Cano Ozgener
Bert Padell
Cyril Pahinui
Marlene Palmer
Aldo Parisot
Gaile Foote Parks
Rebecca Parris
Floyd Parton
Vinnie Paul
Kyle Pavone
"Sunshine" Sonny Payne
Alan R. Pearlman
Danny Pearson
Maurice Peress
Francisco Jesús Pérez Cuevas aka Paco Luna
Tom Perryman
Stacy Phillips
Steve Phillips
Pat Pipolo
Eugene Pitt
Robert Plotnik
Billy Poe
Augusto Polo Campos
Anca Pop
Royce Porter
Peter Posa
J. Lyman Potts
Maria Dolores Pradera
Terence Prejean aka Big T
Carlos Puig Premión
Ronnie Prophet
Felton Pruett
Frank "Killjoy" Pucci
Rico J.  Puno
M. Awal “Bani” Purbani
Charlie Quintana
Mowzey Radio
Charlotte Rae
Melvin Ragin aka Wah Wah Watson
Joe Rainey
Randy Rampage
James Randolph
Tom Rapp
Liza Redfield
Rusty Reed
Maurice Reedus Jr. aka Sax Man
Eddie Reeves
Russ Regan
Herb Remington
Burt Reynolds
John Reynolds
Kenneth Reynolds
Wes Rineer
Jerry Riopelle
Steve Ripley
Jimmy Robinson
Perry Robinson
Richard Robinson
Jim Rodford
Norm Rogers
Philip Roth
Zeno Roth
Glen Roven
Dave Rowland
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Chuck Rubin
Arthur B.  Rubinstein
Roswell Rudd
Otis Rush
Rukmana “Ujang” Rustam
Ira Sabin
Chingiz Sadykhov
Hideki Saijo
Daniel Sais
Albert Saladin
Billy Sammeth
Ronnie Samoset
Fredo Santana
Ralph Santolla
Leo Sarkisian
Conway Savage
Ray Sawyer
Sherytha Scaife
Harvey Schmidt
David Schober
Heinz Jakob "Coco" Schumann
Glenn Schwartz
Caleb Scofield
Randy Scruggs
Les Sears
David Sebring
Curly Seckler
Wayne Secrest
Elisa Serna
Albert Serrano
Gretchen Serrao
Walter Settles Jr.
Whitey Shafer
Ntozake Shange
Preston Shannon
Ben Sharpa
Eddie Shaw
Carole Shelley
Pete Shelley
Mark Shelton
Gayle Shepherd
Noam Sheriff
G.G. Shinn
Jon Sholle
Herman Sikumbang
Greg Sill
Tara Simmons
Lowrell Simon
Neil Simon
Edward Simons
Bill Sims Jr.
Samina Sindhu
Daryle Singletary
John Sippel
Milan Škampa
Jahvante Smart aka Smoke Dawg
Hazel Smith
Joel Smith
Mark E. Smith
Glenn Snoddy
Russ Solomon
Steve Soto
Don Sowards
 Sridevi
Tomasz Stańko
Yvonne Staples
John "Jabo" Starks
Lovebug Starski
Dave Stein
Jacqueline Steiner
Jonathan Sternberg
Guy Stevenson
Jimmy Stewart
Buster Stiggs
Steve Stone
Joseph Stonestreet
Alan Stout
Bruce Nelson Stratton
Neil  Stretcher
Johnny Strike
Peter Stringfellow
Joe Sullivan
Richard Swift
Jay Switzer
Sanford Sylvan
Rachid Taha
Tony Taño
Cecil Taylor
Joe Taylor
Lonnie "Lil Lonnie" Taylor
Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor
Moriss Taylor
Glen Telford
Ernie Thacker
Phil Thomas
Ray Thomas
Fay Jennings Thompson
Sonia Thompson
Billy ThunderKloud
Steve Thurman
Wesley Tinglin
Pat Torpey
David Tower
Doreen Tracey
Michael Tree
John Trout
Jabulani Tsambo aka Hip Hop Pantsula
Chris Tsangarides
Dan Tshanda
Bill Turpin
Nitin Vadukal
Jorge Valenzuela
Alexander  Vedernikov
Pedro Ramírez Velazquez
Joseph Vella
Marlene VerPlanck
Rita Vidaurri
Rafael Viera
Leana Villarreal
John Von Ohlen
Jeff Vonn Hooker
Roger Vorce
Bill Wagner
Marcin "Valeo"  Walenczykowski
George Walker
Frances Walker-Slocum
Larry Waltman
Lawrence Waltman
Gene Wardell
Harry Warner
Pam Warren aka Pam The Funkstress
Thayer Washer
Bill Watrous
C.J. Watson
Ensayne Wayne
Dean Webb
Herman Webb
Earl Webster
Ron Weed
Michael Weiley
Charles Weldon
Linda Westbrook
Randy Weston
Paul Whaley
Billy Wheeler
Lari White
Tony Joe White
Wesla Whitfield
Brendon "Alias" Whitney
John Wicks
Freddy Wieland
Jerry Wiggins
Oki Wijaya 
Wanda Wiłkomirska
Dick Williams
Harless "Tootie" Williams
Jody Williams
Patrick Williams
Betty Jane Willis
Eddie Willis
James Calvin Wilsey
Chris Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Olly Wilson
Sam Wilson
Les Woodie
Jimmy Wopo
James "Big Jim" Wright
Roy Wunsch
Izzy Young
Pegi Young
Reggie Young
Todd Youth
Craig Zadan 
David Zard
Jimi Zhivago
Igor Zhukov

 

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