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The Recording Academy Remembers The Music People We've Lost | GRAMMY In Memoriam (2022)

Take a moment to reflect on and salute the members of the music community we lost.

GRAMMYs/Feb 5, 2023 - 07:15 pm

The following is a list of artists and industry professionals the music community lost from Jan. 1, 2022 to Dec. 6, 2022.

The 2022 GRAMMYs telecast on CBS featured an In Memoriam segment highlighting some of these individuals via a video tribute, and all of these individuals who died prior to its print date are included in the official 2023 GRAMMYs program book.

The Recording Academy salutes each individual for their respective talents and contributions to our culture and community.

Jody Abbot

Juan Alfonso Abreu (Xtassy)

Ernest Abuba

Bobbe "Beegie" Long Adair

Patrick Adams

Cynthia Albritton

Yuz Aleshkovsky

Clive "Zanda" Alexander

Drew Alexander

Silas "SiMan Baby" Alexander

Ian Alexander jr.

Mary Alice

Stu Allan

Jerry Ivan Allison

George al-Rassi

Ahmed Alshaiba

Lalith Anand

David Andersson

Ernie Andrews

Reggie Andrews

Nicholas Angelich

Stuart Anstis

Jon Appleton

Steve Arkin

Brooks Arthur

Maureen Arthur

Ibrahim Ashk

Bobby Atkins

Barry Bailey

Chris Bailey

Bamba Bakya

Silvia Baleani

Classie Ballou, Sr.

Gabe Baltazar

Alain Bancquart

Abhijit Bandyopadhyay

Sultan "Traxamillion" Banks

King Louie Bankston

Joseph Banowetz

Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Daniele Barioni

John Barnes

Scott Barnes

Walter Barylli

Edava Basheer

Eddie Basinski

Jules Bass

Shandler "Wavy Navy Pooh" Beaubien

Rose Beauchamp

Ana Bejerano

Daniel Belardinelli

Jerry Bentley

Teresa Berganza

Marilyn Bergman

John Beug

Guillame Bideau

Ryan Biggs

Yam Bing-yee

Bayron Binkley

Ali Birra

Harrison Birtwistle

Alan Blaikley

Lilian Blankson

Stéphane Blet

Philippe Boesmans

Peter Bogdanovich

Rolando Boldrin

Bill Bourne

Donald Brady

Jaimie Branch

Traci Braxton

Thom Bresh

Todd Brodginski

Peter Brook

Gary Brooker

Steve Broughton

Harpdog Brown

Johnny Brown

Julia Buciuceanu

Kai Bumann

Roman Bunka

Bruce Burch

Sonny Burke

Billie Burton

Joe Bussard

Nigel Butterley

Hal Bynum

Shorty Byrd

James Caan

Dennis Cahill

Eison Cai

Mickey Calin

Mira Calix

Sudie Callaway

Darius Campbell

Pat Campbell

Marciano Cantero

María José Cantilo

Allison Canzanella

Irene Cara

Giancarlo Cardini

Erasmo Carlos

Jo Carol Ann

Carleton Carpenter

Martín Carrizo

Pat Carroll

Jeff Carson

Aaron Carter

Darryl Caseine

Fred Catero

Guayo Cedeño

Jordi Cervello

Koady Chaisson

Heo Cham

Joe Chambers

Norm Chambers

Manny Charlton

Kerry Chater

Subhomoy Chatterjee

Levon Chaushian

Roland Anthony Chirico

Terry Choate

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury

Miu Chu

Gene Cipriano

Roderick 'Pooh' Clark

Sammy Clark

Mike Clement

Dale Clevenger

Con Cluskey

Bob "Dr. Jazz" Cohen

Nick Colionne

"Chubby" Conine

Jeff Cook

Al Cooley

Tommy Cordell

Azio Corghi

Carmela Corren

José Luis Cortés

Gal Costa

Warren "Waz" Costello

Cathal Coughlan

Morty Craft

Zuri Craig

AB Crentsil

Lyell Cresswell

Bernard Cribbins

Charles Criss

Mike Cross

J.D. Crowe

Julee Cruise

George Crumb

Bettye Crutcher

Jerry Crutchfield

Ronnie Cuber

Scott Dachroeden

David Dalton

"Jessie D" Lee Daniels

Kal David

Betty Davis

Rosa de Castilla

Marc Lee Dé Hugar

Aurelio De La Vega

Paulino Deanda Bernal

Joey DeFrancesco

Mike Dekle

Emilio Delgado

Garth Dennis

Alex DePue

Bunny Diamond

Tabby Diamond

Don Dilling

Paulo Diniz

Jerry Doucette

Jane Dowden

Tyrone Downie

Lamont Dozier

Frank Drake

Martin C. Dreiwitz

Eddie Edwards Drennan

Paul Dufour

Noel Duggan

Shonka Dukureh

Howard Alexander Dumble

Brian Dunning

Jim Duty

Dennis East

John L. Eastman

Ray Edenton

Iwan Edwards

Jamal Edwards

Vince "CPO Boss Hogg" Edwards

Mickey Eichner

Dan Einstein

Mary Ellin Barrett

Kenward Elmslie

Ralph Emery

Greg Epler

Ernesto Cavour

Flavio Etcheto

Archie Eversole

Maria Ewing

Ulises Eyherabide

Doug Eyink

Muvaffak "Maffy" Falay

Xue Fan

Dewey Farmer

Christine Farnon

Ben Farrell

Mitch Faulkner

Nolan Faulkner

Daniel Fawcett

Tim Feerick

Núria Feliu

Ludmila Ferber

Fallece Bernardo Adam Ferrero

Steve Fickinger

Bert Fields

Eberhard Finke

Annie Flanders

Neil Flanz

Jorja Fleezanis

Mark Fleischman

Andy Fletcher

Jake Flint

Gianluca Floris

Adam Foster

Juan Francisco González 

Deborah Fraser

George Frayne

Dallas Frazier

Wes Freed

David Freel

Joe Friedman

Bill Fries

Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr.

Ron Gallela

Luiz Galvao

Armando Gama

Ricky Gardiner

Rita Gardner

Ray Garduño

Charles "is-City" Gatt

Franco Gatti

Jan Gaye

Fred Geiger

Geoff Nuttall

Donny Gerrard

Joe Gilchrist

Mickey Gilley

Ellen Zoe Golden

Burt Goldstein

Darío Gómez

Doc Gonzales

Francisco González

Dallas Good

Tristan Goodall

Sam Gooden 

Mick Goodrick

Robert Gordon

Robert Louis Gordy

Gilbert Gottfried

Don Grahm

Randy Gray

Helen Grayco

John Green

Bruce Greig

John Grenell

Arthur Grigoryan

Howard Grimes

Steve Grimmett

Zhou Guangren

Agustin Gurza

Barbara Maier Gustern

Song Hae

Patrick Haggerty

Dick Halligan

Alexander Hamilton

Duncan Hannah

Ed Hardy 

Alice Harnoncourt

William Hart

"Big John" Harte

John Hartman

Orrin Hatch

Ronnie Hawkins

Rosa Lee Hawkins

Ivonne Haza

Bob Heathcote

Michael Henderson

Judy Henske

Marva Hicks

Jimbeau Hinson

Arnold "Arno" Hintjens

Tohru "Monamour" Hiroshima

Gary "Chicken" Hirsh

Jim Horn

Joseph Horovitz

Damodar Hota

Franz Hummel

Darryl Hunt 

Ivy Jo Hunter

Hovain Hylton

Pau Riba i Romeva

Toshi Ichiyanagi

Simon Illa

İlhan İrem 

Colleen Ironside

Susan Jacks

Francis Jackson

Michael James Jackson

Big Rude Jake

Khan Jamal

Joni James

Conrad Janis

Danny Javier

Philip Jeck

Lee Jihan

Griselda Jiménez

Fredrik Johansson

Mable John

Jimmy Johnson

Keith Wonderboy Johnson

Syl Johnson

Wilko Johnson

Jerry Ray Johnston

Leslie Jordan

Justin Alexander "J $tash" Joseph

Kenwrick "Kenny J" Joseph

Marvin Josephson

Naomi Judd

Orlando Julius

Bang Jun-seok

Michail Jurowski

Danny Kalb

Joseph Kalichstein

Ramdas Kamat

Prafulla Kar

Ryan Karazija

Lil Keed

Ken Kelly

Sean Kelly

Jimmy Kennedy

Anita Kerr

Alam Khan

Ronnie Kidd

Hamish Kilgour

Douglas Kirkland

Margo Knesz

Dale Knippers

Stamatis Kokotas

Irini Konitopoulou-Legaki

Charles Koppelman

John C. Koss

William Kraft

Blanka Kulinska

Jaakko Kuusisto

Dr. Paul Kwami

Carmelo La Bionda

Art Laboe

Bappi Lahiri

Jayananda Lama

Mark Lanegan

Michael Lang

Mike Lang 

Angela Lansbury

Sam Lay

Q Lazzarus

Willie Leacox

Marcus Leatherdale

Pastelle LeBlanc

Everett Lee

Quentin Oliver Lee

Mon Legaspi

Keith Levene

Mark Levine

Mariusz Lewandowski

Ramsey Lewis

Don Lewis

Gord Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jon Lind

Ray Liotta

Lenny Lipton

Meat Loaf

Kevin Locke

Bob Lokman

Jim Long

Jun Lopito

Bob LuPone

Radu Lupu

Loretta Lynn

Warner Mack

Shirles "Re Styles" Macleod

Shel Macrae

Al Mair

Kyle Maite

Clyde Maness

Lata Mangeshkar

Lucy Rowan Mann

Ken Mansfield

Álvaro Manzano

James Maraniss

Jane "Nightbirde" Marczewski

Sid Mark

Emmaretta Marks

Kurt Markus 

Ingram Marshall

Bernabé Martí

Brad Martin

Diane Martin

Gavin Martin

Keith Martin

Mac Martin

Mor Mario Martínez

Randall Massengill

Janez Maticic

Tito Matos

Tina May

Lowry Mays

Gazi Mazharul Anwar

Dan McCafferty

Mary McCaslin

Deborah McCrary

David McDonald

Ian McDonald

John McGale

Bob McGrath

Douglas McGrath

Doug McKean

Noel McKoy

John McLeod

Christine McVie

Sister Janet Mead

Glenn Meadows

Eric Mercury

María Mérida

Joe Messina

Blake Mevis

Pablo Milanes

Ron Miles

Jody Miller

Sidney Miller

Sue Mingus

Zelito Miranda

Nirmala Mishra

Charnett Moffett

Franz Mohr

Boris Moiseev

Bill Mollman

Mick Moloney

Grachan Moncur III

Gracia Montes

Benjamin Moore, Jr.

Mike Mora

Owen Moran

Massimo Morante

Henrique Morelenbaum

Denroy Morgan

Tommy Morgan

Joel Morowitz

Barbara Morrison

Robert Morse

Juan José Mosalini

Rodger E. Mosley 

Mighty Mouse

James Mtume

Sandhya Mukherjee

Dudley Murphy

David Muse 

Rachel Nagy

Pierre Narcisse

María Inés Naveillán

Nolan Neal

Tommy Neal

Dawit Nega

Bobbie Nelson

Sandy Nelson

Hans Neuenfels

Bobby Neuwirth

Don Newkirk

Olivia Newton-John 

Nichelle Nichols

Mariana Nicolesco

Rab Noakes

Paolo Noel

Minoru Nojima

Neil Nongkynrih

Adibah Noor

Nayyara Noor

Monty Norman

Ica Novo

Carlo Nuccio

Bobby O'Jay

Sammie Okposo

David Ornette Cherry

Mariel Orr

Anthony Ortega

Dave Osborne

Mo Ostin

Karim Ouellet

Jim Owens

Pedro Pablo García Caffi

LaShun Pace

Irene Papas

Gloria Parker

Mimi Parker

Tom Parker

Dez Parkes

Leslie Parnas

Ric Parnell

Fred Parris

Anne Parsons

Philip Paul

D.H. Peligro

Osvaldo Peredo

Jacques Perrin

Mark L. Perthel

Libor Pesek

Marybeth Peters

Maggie Peterson

Greg Philbin

Idris Phillips

Svika Pick

Keaton Pierce

Renée Pietrafesa

Don Pippin

Galina Pisarenko

Bill Pitman

Paul Plimley

Sidney Poitier

Prins Polo

Jerzy Polomski

Bruce Pomahac

Jim Post

Gerald Potterton

Jesse Powell

Richard Pratt

Seymour "Red" Press

Simon Preston

James Price

Howie Pyro

Charles Quillen

Rubina Qureshi

James Rado

Bob Rafelson

Aki Rahimovski

S.V. Ramanan

Agustin Ramirez

Randy Rand

Alleppey Ranganath

Raymond Raposa

James Reams

Pete Reiniger

Patricio Renán

Hollis Resnik

John Rice Irwin

Robert Richards

Riky Rick

Walter Riley King 

Ismael Rivera Jr.

Archie Roach

Richard Roat

Hargus "Pig" Robbins

Sandy Roberton

Garry Roberts

Martin "Marty" Roberts

PnB Rock

Pamela "Jordan" Rooke

Ned Rorem

Art Rosenbaum

Andy Ross

Beverly Ross

Cormac Roth

Badal Roy

Jamie Roy

Ed Rudy

Art Rupe

Bobby Rydell

Paul Ryder

Jordi Sabatés

Samir Sabri

Wally Safford

Balwinder Safri

Bob Saget

Daniel Sahad

Teruhiko Saigo

Steve Salas

Marty Sammon

Pharoah Sanders

T.V. Sankaranarayanan

Manolo Sanlucar

José Enrique "Chelique" Sarabia

Peter Scaping

Leon Schidlowsky

Klaus Schulze

Chris Scicluna

JayDaYongan

Richard Seal

Jim Seals

Gabe Serbian

Richard Setlowe

Shiv Kumar Sharma

Yuri Shatunov

William B. Shelby

Burke Shelley

Liz Sheridan

Dave Sherman

Kirti Shiledar

Guitar Shorty

Terry Shue

Riho Sibul

Paul Siebel

David "Ziggy" Sigmund

Haralds Simanis

Calvin Simon

Joanna Simon

Lucy Simon

Joyce Sims

Bhupinder Singh

Roslyn Singleton

Herschel Sizmore

Arnold Skolnick

Alexander Skulsky

DJ Kay Slay

Young Slo-Be

Elliott "Grandpa" Small

Dave Smith

Dick Smith

Steve Smith

B. Smyth

Elza Soares

Jim Sohns

Josep Soler

Stefan Soltesz

R Somasekharan

Bhajan Sopori

Paul Sorvino

Pervis Spann

Ronnie Spector

Willie Spence

Buddy Spurlock

Pete St John

Meghan Stabile

Atilio Stampone

Pat Stay

Saundra Steele

Antonietta Stella

Elizabeth Stewart

Jim Stewart

Paul Stoddard

Laila Storch

Larry Storch

Trevor Strnad

Mark Stroman

Shivamogga Subbanna

Alec John Such

Monnette Sudler

Frederick Swann

Earl Swavey

John Swenson

Robin Sylvester

Yoram Taharlev

Marc Tanner

Joe Tarsia

Richard Taruskin

Carolyn Tate

Greg Tate

Creed Taylor

Dean Taylor

Morgan Taylor

Terry Teachout

Judy Tenuta

Arnold Terry

Nicky Tesco

Dev Tharikewala

Timmy Thomas

Barbara Thompson

Bjorn Thorsrud

Janet Thurlow

Jin Tielin

Clifford S. Tinder

Louise Tobin

Terry Tolkin

Louise Tomberlain

Alexander Toradze

Colin Touchin

Bramwell Tovey

Rosmarie Trapp

Héctor Tricoche

Dick Trump

Tokollo Tshabalala

Tuck Tucker

Brett Tuggle

Nik Turner

Rick Turner

Sonny Turner

Bob Tutupoly

Margaret Urlich

Frank Ursoleo

Bin Valencia

Paul Vance

John P Varkey

Josephine Veasey

Diego Verdaguer

Lars Vogt

William "Bil" VornDick

Adam Wade

Abdul Wadud

Natty Wailer

Sidhu Moose Wala

Bill Walker

Kenneth Wannberg

Dennis Waterman

Norma Waterson

Jody Wayne

Jay Weaver

Greg Webster

Lil Bo Weep

Bobby Weinstein

Mike Wells

Jan Welmers

Janice Wendell

Ken West

Sonny West

Glenn Wheatley

Joel Whitburn

Alan White

Carrie White

Roland White

Krista Whitworth Beitter

Neela Wickramasinghe

Jan Wijn

Snootie Wild

David O. Will

Ken Williams

Robert Williams

Don Wilson

George Winn

Geoff Wonfor

TDott Woo

Terry Woodson

Max Woodward

Andrew Woolfolk

Scotty Wray

Bernard Wright

Qiao Yu

Phyo Zayar Thaw

Jon Zazula

Drummie Zeb

Bezbaruah

Club Q Victims

Coolio

Dakis

DJ Sumbody

El Noba

FBG

Goonew

Hadrawi

Hurricane G

Kandikonda

KK

Mikaben

Skibadee

Takeoff

Tame One

Trouble

Vangelis

Walkie

Walsh

YOSHI

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Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder and more graced the GRAMMYs stage for a star-studded tribute to Tina Turner, Tony Bennett and other stars we lost in 2023. 

The In Memoriam segment of the 2024 GRAMMYs began with Wonder honoring the "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" crooner, who passed away in July after a long battle with Alzheimer's. With Wonder on piano and an ethereal, archival video of Bennett singing, the two created a tearjerker posthumous duet of "For Once in My Life" before transitioning into "The Best is Yet to Come."

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With a deep breath, she began to list her praises that included God, her family, and the Recording Academy for their continued support throughout her career. 

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Travel back to revisit the moment Lizzo won her award in the coveted category in this episode of GRAMMY Rewind. 

"Um, huh?" Lizzo exclaimed at the start of her acceptance speech. "Let me tell you something. Me and Adele are having a good time, just enjoying ourselves and rooting for our friends. So, this is an amazing night. This is so unexpected."

Lizzo kicked off her GRAMMY acceptance speech by acknowledging Prince's influence on her sound. "When we lost Prince, I decided to dedicate my life to making positive music," she said. "This was at a time when positive music and feel-good music wasn't mainstream at that point and I felt very misunderstood. I felt on the outside looking in. But I stayed true to myself because I wanted to make the world a better place so I had to be that change."

As tracks like "Good as Hell" and "Truth Hurts" scaled the charts, she noticed more body positivity and self-love anthems from other artists. "I'm just so proud to be a part of it," she cheered.

Most importantly, Lizzo credited staying true to herself despite the pushback for her win. "I promise that you will attract people in your life who believe in you and support you," she said in front of a tearful audience that included Beyoncé and Taylor Swift in standing ovation, before giving a shout-out to her team, family, partner and producers on the record, Blake Slatkin and Ricky Reed

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After a wildly successful debut and sophomore record, you'd think it was impossible for Harry Styles to top himself. Yet, his third album, Harry's House, proved to be his most prolific yet.

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In this episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit Styles' big moment from last year's ceremony, which was made even more special by his superfan, Reina Lafantaisie. Host Trevor Noah (who will return as emcee for the 2024 GRAMMYs) handed the mic to Lafantaisie to announce Styles as the winner, and the two shared a celebratory hug before Styles took the mic.

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