GRAMMY In Memoriam: honoring those we lost in 2016

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February 11, 2017 -- 8:03 am PST
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(The following is a list of artists and industry professionals the music community lost in 2016–2017. The 59th 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. 11 are included in the official 59th GRAMMY Awards program book. 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 comment section below.)

Colonel Abrams Achieng Abura Tayssir Akla
Francis Akos Edward Albee Roye Albrighton
Michael Alexisch Muhammad Ali Peter Allen
Mose Allison Tommy Allsup Nicholas "Pumpkin" Alvarado
Ernestine Anderson Herb Oscar Anderson Jeff Anderson
Kevin Anderson Lucas Anderson Signe Toly Anderson
Lee Andrews Guda Anjaiah José Luis Armenteros
Brian Asawa Joe Ascione Cash Askew
James Atkins Anahid Ajemian Avakian David Axelrod
Bill Backer Ernesto Baffa Issa Bagayogo
Victor Bailey Jimmy Bain David Baker
Doug Baker Lennie Baker Koyo Bala
Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna Doug Banks Mei Baojiu
Melhem Barakat Gato Barbieri Sunil Bardewa
Allan Barnes Ken Barrie Christopher Barriere aka Mr. 3-2
Tony Barrow Cliff Barrows Sherwin Bash
Leslie Bassett Robert Bateman Johannes Bauer
Robert Baustian Mubarak Begum Raj Begum
Remo Belli Headley Bennett Pascal Bentoiu
Leo Beranek Jonathan Bernbaum John Berry
Kendall Betts Phoebe Binkley Hayward Sherman Bishop Jr.
Roberto Bissonnette Neil Black Winston "Merritone" Blake
Ed Blau Em Bohlka Shannon Bolin Kaye
Paul Booker Jimmy Borges Bimba Bosé
Johan Botha Gérard Bourgeois Jim Boyd
Oscar Brand Loalwa Braz Bobby Breen
Buddy Bregman Leo Brennan Robbie Brennan
Carlos Brock Corry Brokken Clyde Brooks
Douglas "Swipey" Brooks Bonnie Brown Mar Brown
Paul Brown Tommy Brown Don Buchla
Irma Bule Bill Bumgardner Jon Bunch
Billy Joe Burnette Pete Burns Rusty Burns
Earl Solomon Burroughs aka Jack Hammer Bobby "El Charro Negro" Butler John Byrd
Steve Byrd Joe Cabot Denis Čabrić
Al Caiola Lamar Dupré Calhoun aka DJ Crazy Toones Harrison Calloway
Cecil Bustamente Campbell aka Prince Buster Lecresia Campbell Rey Caney
Charmian Carr Inocente Carreño Elisabeth Carron
Keith Carter aka Big Kap Dave Cash Michael Casswell
Geneviève Castrée Donny Catron Danny Champagne
Mike Chapman Eric Charles Charles Chaynes
Phil Chess Steve "Tregenda" Childers John Chilton
Grace Chinga Rick Christian Eddy Christiani
Gavin Christopher Nelson Chu aka DJ Official Barrelhouse Chuck
Franz Cibulka Don Ciccone Roger Cicero
Barrett Clark Guy Clark Joe Clay
Thomas "TC" Clay Mikey Clement Bob Coburn
Mac Cocker Leonard Cohen Ray Colcord
Daryl Coley Benny Collins Ray Columbus
John Conquest Tony Conrad Buster Cooper
Jerry Corbetta Attrell Cordes aka Prince Be Sergei Cortes
Tim Cotton Wade Cox Bob Cranshaw
Caroline Crawley Clifford Crawley Phyllis Creore
Tim Cretsinger Pati Crooker Connie Crothers
Dub Crouch Clifford Curry Phyllis Curtin
Bobby Curtola Robert "Strängen" Dahlqvist Jean-Michel Damian
Micah Danemayer Dan Daniel Mike Daniels
Raymond Daveluy Ken Davidson Peter Maxwell Davies
Bobby "Top Hat" Davis Danny Davis Dennis Davis
Ronnie Davis Rorichannie Davis Renée De Haan
Lupe De La Cruz Gervase De Peyer Nora Dean
Gloria DeHaven John Del Carlo Melina Dellamarggio
Paul Demers Colin Demge Daniela Dessi
Vinjamuri Seetha Devi Harold Devold Alirio Díaz
Richard Divall Billy Dixon Chelsea Faith Dolan aka Cherushii
Nina Dorda Andrew Dorff Elena Doria
Joe Dowell Pádraig Duggan Patty Duke
Anatol Dumitras Lucille Dumont Wayne Duncan
Holly Dunn Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. Denise Duval
Roland Dyens Kirk Dyer Ben Edmonds
Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards David Egan Bob Elliott
Bobby Ellis Geneviève Elverum Keith Emerson
Adrian Enescu Jon English David Enthoven
Jules Eskin Mack Evans Amar Ezzahi
Brian Faber Richard Fagan Billy Faier
Joey Feek Jack Feierman Thomas Fekete
Mohamed Tahar Fergani Candice Burnside Ferguson Brandon Ferrell
Peter Feuchtwanger Irving Fields Chris Finley
Kevin "Danny" Finn Brien Fisher Carrie Fisher
Mark Fisher aka k-punk Charlie Fite Micky Fitz
Jerry Wayne Flowers Joey Floyd James R. Fonseca
Pete Fountain Don Francks Dave Franklin
Gigliola Frazzoni Bobby Freeman Bob French
Don Friedman Alejandro "Jano" Fuentes Mike "Gabby" Gaborno
Juan Gabriel Brian Gallagher Hernán Gamboa
John Garcia Ernesto Gauna Dick Gautier
George Gaynes Bruce Geduldig Nadine Gelineau
Keith Gemmell Gwyneth George Sonny Geraci
David Gest Alex Ghassan Robin Ghosh
Mike Gibbons Craig Gill Mic Gillette
Hubert Giraud Melvin Goins Benny Golbin
Bob Goldstone Giorgio Gomelsky Nick Gomez-Hall
Paul Gordon Angus R. Grant Gogi Grant
Ron Grant Mark Gray Nigel Gray
Buddy Greco Nik Green Yates Green
Bob Grever Ray Griff Dale "Buffin" Griffin
Gegham Grigoryan Don Grilley Tammy Grimes
Christina Grimmie Ojārs Grīnbergs Piotr Grudzinski
Horacio Guarany Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Jean Paul Guerrero aka DJ Jinx Paul
Gib Guilbeau Amber Gurung Juan Habichuela
Merle Haggard Andre Hajdu Bill Ham
Ofelya Hambardzumyan Robert Hamlett Joe T. Haney
Ross Hannaford Herbert Hardesty Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Vaughn Harper Dickie Harris Nicholas Harris
Ricky Harris Eddie Harsch Alex Hartness
Ted Harvey Jimmie Haskell Adnan Abu Hassan
Walter Hautzig Bill Hawkins Jimmy Hayman
Leon Haywood Leonard Haze Brendan Healy
Nachum Heiman Jerry Heller Fred Hellerman
Bill Henderson Edmund "Leon" Henderson Florence Henderson
Karl Hendricks Nat Hentoff Bern Herbolsheimer
Ray Hesson Hubert Dwane "Hoot" Hester Mohammad Heydari
Joseph Hibbs Dan Hicks Tyruss Himes aka Big Syke
Radim Hladík Dmytro Hnatyuk Sara Hoda
Chip Hooper David Horowitz Yassy Hosseini
Travis Hough Ken Howard Preston Hubbard
Aaron Huffman David Hughes aka Scabs Karel Husa
Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan Bobby Hutcherson Pete Huttlinger
Johnny Igaz aka Nackt Richie Ingui George S. Irving
Matt Irwin Bud Isaacs Keiichi Ishizaka
André Isoir Alan Jabbour Christine Jackson
Wayne Jackson James Jamerson Jr. Sonny James
Junaid Jamshed Fran Jeffries Wilfred Jeffs aka Bill Sevesi
Karina Jensen Ekrem Jevrić Joan Marie Johnson
Jody Clay Johnson Terry Johnson Anton Jones
Denny Jones Kacey Jones Marshall "Rock" Jones
Randy Jones Sharon Jones Vic Jordan
Kevin Junior Kitty Kallen Eddie Kamae
Candye Kane Paul Kantner Oleg Karavaichuk
Oscar Karlsson Charles Kaufman Howard Kaufman
Michiyuki Kawashima Mike Kellie Bap Kennedy
Herb Kent Jeff Kent Amanda Allen Kershaw
Abdul Rashid Khan Norman Killeen James King
Biser Kirov Carlton Kitto Philip Kives
Sverre Kjelsberg Thandi Klaasen Eri Klas
Zoltán Kocsis Samisoni Koroitamudu aka Big Makk Bob Krasnow
Bill Kyle Julius La Rosa Greg Lake
Pierre Lalonde Werner Lämmerhirt Louis Lane
Penny Lang Tran Lap Edmond Lapine
Marty Laster Dick Latessa James Laurence
Luke Lavelle Kevin Lawrence Seymour Lazar
Sam Leach Vander Lee Jade Lemons
Deke Leonard "Bashful Bob" Letson Ida Levin
David Lewis J. Reilly Lewis Jaki Liebezeit
Joe Ligon Richard Linke Justin "Kid Cali" Lishey
Jane Little Olle Ljungström Gary Loizzo
Rufus Long Andrew Loomis John D. Loudermilk
Charlie "Sonny" Louvin Jr. Sam Lovullo Jim Lowe
Enrique "Quique" Lucca José Lugo Sviatoslav Luther
Mike Lyon Richard Lyons Lonnie Mack
Griffin Madden William Maginnis Timmy Makaya
Gary Malke aka Gary D. Ursula Mamlok Pablo Manavello
David Mancuso Kalabhavan Mani Marlene Marder
Joe Marillo Léo Marjane Micki Marlo
Neville Marriner Rick Marroquin Garry Marshall
Tony Martell George Martin Paul Martin
Ricci Martin Bob Mason Carlo Mastrangelo
Joseph Matlock aka Joey Casio Denise Matthews aka Vanity Ireng Maulana
Gisela May Jason Adrian McCarty aka Dilatedears Bobby Lee McCollum
Gayle McCormick Jim McCoy Henry McCullough
Hugh McDonald Fred McFarlane Draven McGill
Sidney "Doc" McKay John McKellen Sean McKeough
Jeff McLaren John McMartin Kevin Meaney
Gustav Meier Getachew Mekurya José Menese
Nick Menza Lewis Merenstein Louis Meyers
George Michael Rusty Michael Frankie Michaels
Billy Miller Fergus Miller Jack Miller
Ned Miller Lawrence Minors Pete Mitchell
Ivan Mogull Habib Mohebian Michael Mohede
Chips Moman Fernando J. Montilla Scotty Moore
Memo Morales Mariano Mores Jennifer Morris
John Morthland Robert Motherbaugh Sr. aka General Boy Greg Motycka
Hubert Mounier aka Cleet Boris Alphonse Mouzon Otto-Werner Mueller
Edgar Muenzer Edoardo Müller Ronald "Bingo" Mundy
Patrice Munsel Frank Murray Ernie Myers
Guy Nadon Asami Nagakiya Hiroko Nakamura
Billy Name Emilio Navaira Arthur Nayyar
James M. Nederlander Tonio Neuhaus Andy "Thunderclap" Newman
Geoff Nicholls Aurèle Nicolet Josefin Nilsson
Maralin Niska Marni Nixon Fredrik Noren
Lola Novaković Frank Noya Peter Nthwane
Munyaradzi Nyemba Russell Oberlin Hod O'Brien
Lee O'Denat aka Q Claus Ogerman Milt Okun
Pauline Oliveros Horacio Olivo William Onyeabor
Rudy Osborne Olumuyiwa Osinuga aka Nomoreloss Guido Osorio
Johnny P David Page Robert Page
Earl Paige Robert Paiste Pantelis Pantelidis
Jerry Clyde Paradis Margaret Pardee Laurent Pardo
Rick Parfitt Don Parmley Ioan Gyuri Pascu
Anne Pashley Billy Paul Joyce Paul
Robert Paulson aka Cadalack Ron Gary S. Paxton Larry Payton
Stewart Pearce Lou Pearlman Sandy Pearlman
Trisco Pearson Betsy Pecanins Mike Pedicin
Harry Peel Cauby Peixoto Juan Peña aka El Lebrijano
Jean-Jacques Perrey Roberta Peters Erik Peterson
Trever Peterson Marilyn Petrone Lorenzo Piani
David B. Pigg Nelson Pinedo Feral Pines
Adrian Posse Curtis Potter Sylvester Potts
Freddy Powers Joey Powers A.V. Prakash
Georges Prêtre Bill Price Prince
Roland Prince Tavín Pumarejo Curly Putman
Howard Quilling Ismael Quintana Gustavo "El Loco" Quintero
Harry Rabinowitz Brian Rading Richard Fay "Buck" Rambo
Bobby Ramirez aka DTTX Elkin Ramírez Alfonso Ramos
Doug Raney Gordon Ranney Einojuhani Rautavaara
Gil Ray Esma Redžepova Hans Reffert
Clarence Reid aka Blowfly Alberto Remedios Kimi "Qiao" Renliang
Wolfgang Renner Joanna Reyes Debbie Reynolds
Peter Reynolds George Reznik Sir Mack Rice
Roberto "Snaffu" Rigor Jimmy Riley Jean-Claude Risset
Matt Roberts Floyd Robinson Maggie Roche
Thomas Round Allan Rouse Eugeniusz Rudnik
Ben Runnels Leon Russell Keli May Rutledge
Karel Ruzicka Sr. Phil Ryan Lotte Rysanek-Doerle
Amjad Sabri Michael Sacha Peter Sadlo
Morley Safer Adam Sagan Veena Sahasrabuddhe
Kashif Saleem Horacio Salgán Larry Salinas
Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez William "Sonny" Sanders Peter Sarstedt
Andréanne Sasseville Bob Saxton Mike Scap
Heinrich Schiff Ramblin' Lou Schriver Dorothy "Dottie" Schwartz
Elliott Schwartz Larry Scott Johnny Sea
Tom Searle Derek Serpell-Morris aka DJ Derek Afeni Shakur
Garry Shandling Ross Shapiro Farhang Sharif
Charles "Bobo" Shaw Jean Shepard Rose L. Shure
Nicole Siegrist aka Denalda Nicole Renae Eddy Silitonga Gabriele Sima
Noel "Scully" Simms William Sims Frank Sinatra Jr.
Raynoma Gordy Singleton Tom Size Michael Sklar
Joe Skyward Dale Sledd Vasyl Slipak
Tsvi Small Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Brett Smiley
Derek Smith Doug Smith Gregg Smith
Louis Smith Rickey Smith Earl Smith Jr. aka DJ Spank Spank
Paul Smoker David Smyrl Gilli Smyth
Danny Smythe Barry Socher Leif Solberg
Tamás Somló Om Prakash Sonik aka Omi Riki Sorsa
Sam Spence Marc Spitz Elton Spitzer
John Stabb Ralph Stanley Kay Starr
Chuck Stearman Jeremy Steig Larry Steinbachek
Lewis "Lewie" Steinberg Rick Steiner Chuck Stewart
Louis Stewart Mary Stewart Michael Stewart
Fred Stobaugh Jadranka Stojaković Chris Stone
Steven Stucky Vi Subversa Jonathan Sutter aka Tenor Fly
Dave Swarbrick Michele Sylvan Mark Taimanov
Ab Tamboer Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye Gordie Tapp
B.E. Taylor Betty Loo Taylor Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg
Mike "Taffy" Taylor Mieke Telkamp Joe Temperley
Rod Temperton Manolo Tena Gianmaria Testa
Alan Thicke Toots Thielemans John Thomas
Marvell Thomas Sir Charles Thompson Rex Thompson
Elliot Tiber Lupe Tijerina T.J. Tindall
Taylor Tolle Isao Tomita Fred Tomlinson
Veljo Tormis Royal Torrence aka Little Royal Dominique Trenier
Richard Trentlage John Trickett Greg Trooper
Butch Trucks Mduduzi "Mandoza" Tshabalala Bob Tubert
Robert Tuggle Charlie Tuna Tommy Turner
L.C. Ulmer Pat Upton Chayito Valdez
Ramon "Boo" Valdez Rudy Van Gelder Vincent Van Haaff
Karl David Van Hoesen Jimmie Van Zant Richard "Rick" Vanaugh
Naná Vasconcelos Palani Vaughan Colin Vearncombe aka Black
Bobby Vee Alan Vega Alex Vega
Les Waas Freddie Wadling Carlos Walker aka Shawty Lo
Don Waller Eddy Wally Bob Walsh
Conor Walsh Bunny Walters Ann Ward
Chris Warren Rob Wasserman Tyriece Watson aka Lor Scoota
Pete Overend Watts Fritz Weaver Fred Weisz
Bobby Wellins Papa Wemba Jacques Werup
John Wetton June Whisnant Donald H. White
Maurice White Ruth White Trentavious White aka Bankroll Fresh
Max Wilcox Gene Wilder Monty Lee Wilkes
Allan Williams Kim Williams Mentor Williams
Toni Williams Bob Williamson Claude Williamson
Ruby Wilson Gerhard Wimberger Jeff Windisch
Alan Wise Brandon Chase Wittenauer Elliot Wolff
Victoria Wood James Woolley Bernie Worrell
Martha Wright Rick Wright Steve Wright
Zhou Xiaoyan Glenn Yarbrough Pete Yellin
Nora York Adam Young Jimmy Young
Steve Young (Colourbox co-founder) Steve Young (country singer/songwriter) Umy Youngblood
Robert "Bob" Younts Mick Zane Bernard Zaslav
Allan Zavod Pete Zorn  

Photo caption 1:

(Top row, l-r): Nick Menza, Garry Shandling, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds; (Second row, l-r): Denise Matthews aka Vanity, Leonard Cohen, Bobby Hutcherson, George Martin; (Bottom row, l-r): Phife Dog, Christina Grimmie, Butch Trucks, Sharon Jones)

Photo caption 2:

(Top row, l-r): Muhammed Ali, Carrie Fisher, Juan Gabriel, Prince; (Second row, l-r): Joey Feek, Pete Burns, Merle Haggard, Buckwheat Zydeco; (Bottom row, l-r): Leon Russell, Pete Fountain, Keith Emerson, Bima Bosé)

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