In Loving Memory …

Remembering the music people we lost in 2014–2015
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    Charlie Haden
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    Horace Silver
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    Joan Rivers
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    Maya Angelou
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    Gerry Goffin
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    Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus
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    Jack Bruce
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    Frankie Knuckles
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    Robin Williams
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    DJ E-Z Rock
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    Elaine Stritch
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    Jimi Jamison
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    Tommy Ramone
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    Pedro Pubill Calaf aka Peret
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    Steven Rodriguez aka A$AP Yams
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    Joe Cocker
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    Pete Seeger
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    Bobby Womack
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    Ian McLagan
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    Andraé Crouch
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January 23, 2015 -- 4:03 pm PST
GRAMMY.com

(The following is a list of artists and industry professionals the music community lost in 2014–2015. The 57th 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.)

Craig Aaronson 

Claudio Abbado

Alberta Adams

Clifford Adams

Terry Adkins

Victor Agnello

Sharifah Aini

Licia Albanese

Gerd Albrecht

Jo Alfidi

Johnny Allen

Johnny Ray Allen

K. Lamar Alsop

Peter Amend

David Anderle 

Kenneth Anderson

Maya Angelou

Dave Appell

Paul Ash

Scott Asheton 

Robert Ashley

Gil Askey

Jonathan Athon

Alice Babs

Lauren Bacall

Steve Backer

Alcy "Shug" Baggott

Bob Bailey

Seymour Barab 

Amiri Baraka

Bob Bardo

Antonio Morales Barretto aka Junior

Claire Barry

Simone Battle

Ronnie Bedford

Franny Beecher

Clive Beer-Jones

Mark Bell

Al Belletto

Malik Bendjelloul

Joseph “Powda” Bennett

Jo Jo Benson

Al Berard

Polly Bergen 

Ted Bergmann

Carlo Bergonzi

George Berry

Bob Bielarz

John Bilezikjian 

Acker Bilk

Paul Binkley 

Jerry G. Bishop

Shirley Temple Black

John Blake Jr.

Joe Bonner

Joanne Borgella

Jerry Boulding

Alex Boyd 

Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus

Michael Brown

Iola Brubeck

Jack Bruce

Frans Brüggen

Rodney Bryce aka DJ E-Z Rock

George Buck

Gary Burger

Don Burkhimer

Mike Burney

Yvonne Busch

John Cacavas

Jackie Cain

Pedro Pubill Calaf aka Peret

Roy Campbell Jr.

Michael Campbell

Nati Cano

Renato Capriles

Milton Cardona

Bryan Carlstrom

Joe Carr

Bob Casale 

Luis Fernando Muñoz Castro

George James “Buddy” Catlett

Gustavo Cerati

Anita Cerquetti

Micky Champion

Ernie Chataway

Leee Black Childers

Cahron Childs aka JayAre

Sir George Christie 

Roy Cicala

Aldo Ciccolini 

Raoul J. Cita

Gene Clair

William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke 

Jessica Cleaves 

Joe Cocker

Betty Cody

Matthew Cogley

Paul Colby

Michael Coleman

Damon Core

Glenn Cornick

Don Covay

Randy Coven

Steven Craenmehr

Paul Craft

Bob Crewe

Andraé Crouch

Francisco Curiel

Steve Curry

Ian Cuttler 

Dick Dale

Irene Dalis

Pino Daniele

Rosejay “Jay” Elizabeth Danna

Anita Darian

Don Davis

Paco De Lucía

Lynsey De Paul 

Manitas De Plata

Luc De Vos 

Rod De’Ath

Franz-Paul Decker

Ruby Dee

Buddy DeFranco

Leonard Delaney

Cristina Deutekom

Bob Deyan 

Francesco Di Giacomo

Dave Diamond

Lance Diamond

Simón Díaz 

Little Jimmy Dickens

Willie "Popsy" Dixon 

Mikey Domingo

Alan Douglas

Ervin Drake

Kenny Drew Jr.

Tim Drummond

Bobette Dudley 

Antoine Duhamel

Frankie Dunlop

Jacen JD Ekstrom

Yosra El-Essawy

Johnny “Johnny Too Bad” Elichaoff 

Donald Engel 

Martin Erdman 

Maggie Estep

Go Eun-bi aka EunB

Joe Evans

Brian Farmer

Leopoldo Federico

José Feghali

Seymour Ira Feig

Cheo Feliciano 

Lionel Ferbos

Jeff Fletcher

Med Flory

Ralph Fontenot

Juan Formell

Xochil Zack Fortune aka Furoche

Van Buren Fowler 

Kim Fowley

Claude Frank

Ian Fraser

Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen

Edgar Froese

Steven Fromholz

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

John Fry

Ed Gagliardi

Jim Galloway

Michael Gehrke

Herb Geller 

Nicola Ghiuselev

Shane Gibson

H.R. Giger

Billy Gilbert 

Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri 

Frank Glazer

Brian Roy “Wimpy Roy” Goble

Paul Goddard 

Gerry Goffin

Harris Goldsmith

Jeff Golub

Edith Gonzalez

Julio Cesar Segocia Gonzalez

Graeme Goodall

Karen Walter Goodwin

Anna Gordy Gaye

Patrick Gowers

Tobias Graf

Albeth Paris Grass

Tim Green

Dave Gregg

Isaac Greggs

Chris Grier

Gary Grimshaw

Peter Grosslight

John Gustafson

Peter Gutteridge 

Sheila Guyse

Gary Haber

Jeremy Haberman

Amnom “Ami” Hadani

Charlie Haden

Gobinda Halder

George Hamilton IV

Lawrence Hamilton

John Hampton

Bradley Hancock

Rashad Harden aka DJ Rashad 

Al Harewood 

George Harper Jr.

Tim Hauser

Earl Hayes

Richard Hayman

Wayne Henderson

Mary Healy

Larry Henley

Torsten Thassilo Herbert

Alice Herz-Sommer 

Mario Hess aka Big Glo

Gene Hilliard

Bob Hine

Fred Ho

Al “The Bishop” Hobbs

Mabon “Teenie” Hodges

Christopher Hogwood

Jack Holder

Kelly Holland

John Holt

Lucy Hood

Jake Hooker

Ed Hookstratten

John "Hoppy" Hopkins 

Paul Horn

Ann Howard

Lee Hyla

Stan Irwin

Alexander Ivashkin

Henry Jackson aka Big Bank Hank

Melvin Jackson

Jimi Jamison

Stan M. Jay

Herb Jeffries

Alvin Jett

Michael Johns

Barbara Jones

Warren “Porgy” Jones

Ronny Jordan

Udo Jürgens

Scott Kalvert

Dennis Kamakahi

Leigh Kamman

Richard Kaplan

Casey Kasem

Fred Kaz

Jim Keays

Ray Kennedy

Rod Kennedy

Joseph Kerman

Kenny Kerner

Andrew Kerr

Bobby Keys

Steve King

Mildred “Millie” Kirkham

Waldemar Kmentt

Frankie Knuckles 

Maria “Tristessa” Kolokouri

Andriy Kuzmenko

Linda Komorsky Liker

Tom Krause 

Nedunuri Krishnamurthy 

John Kuker

Milton Kyser

Jerry LaCroix 

Vera Lakey

Joe Lala

Dave Lamb

María Luisa Landín

Chuck Landry

Elodie Lauten

Cynthia Layne 

Henri Lazarof

Mitch Leigh

Selim Lemouchi

Roy Leonard 

James Levesque

Hopeton Lewis

Don Light

Hank LoConti

Prince Rupert Loewenstein

Mark Loomis

Katherine Ludwig

Lonnie Lynn

Lorin Maazel

Sheila MacRae

Khagen Mahanta

Carlos “Topy” Mamery

Giuseppe Mango 

Johnny Mann

Andrea Marongiu

Janis Martin

Darryl Mason aka Dot-A-Rock

Jason Albert Mason

A.J. Masters

Robert Masters

Cosimo Matassa 

Hideo Matsushita

Joe B. Mauldin

John W. Mazzola

Lee McBee 

James McCash

John McClure

Rose Marie McCoy

Richard McDonnell 

Larry McKinley

Rod McKuen

Ian McLagan

Dana Miller 

Margot Moir

Larry Monroe

Kemal Monteno

Bob Montgomery 

Charles Moore 

Carlos Emilio Morales

Jonny Morelli

Ralph Morman

Gerard Mortier 

Rick “Mad Dog” Moyer 

Idris Muhammad

Zane Musa

Weldon Myrick

David Nadien

Hanq Neal

Nelson Ned 

Bernard “Doc” Neeson

Frances Nero

Mack Newberry

Jimmy C. Newman

Dominic Newton aka The Jacka

Mike Nichols

Richard Nichols

Elena Obraztsova

Magda Olivero

William Patrick Olvis

Konstantin Orbelian

Riz Ortolani

Isaiah “Ikey” Owens

Carlos Paez Vilaro 

John Palladino

Clive Palmer

Rick Parashar 

Stephen Paulus

Harry Hall Pearson Jr.

Vince Pellegrino

Ralph Penland

Armando Peraza

Gary Perkins

Jeff Plewman aka Nash The Slash

Curtis Lee Popps Sr.

Al Porcino

Sean Potts

Joshua Prince aka Dust La Rock

Ralph Pruitt

John M. Quinn

Jody Raithel

Tommy Ramone

Hilario “Larry” Ramos

Jess Rand

Frankie Randall

Billy Rath

Raphael Ravenscroft

David Redfern

Jean Redpath

H. Owen Reed

Wendy Rene

Neil Reshen 

Jeffrey Ressner

Paul Revere

Rudy Richard

Matthew Richko

Derek Rieth

Jules "Julie" Rifkind

Kwon Ri-sae aka RiSe

Joan Rivers

Ken Roberts

Mary Rodgers

Linda Rodney

Humberto Ledezma Rodriguez

Steven Rodriguez aka A$AP Yams 

Mickey Rooney

Rick Rosas

Steve Rossi

Johnny Rotella

Manny Roth

Tom Rounds

Demis Roussos

Ann Ruckert

Tibor Rudas

Julius Rudel

Jimmy Ruffin

Jim Russell

Sabah

Paul Salamunovich

Joe Sample

Rafael Santa Cruz

Jim Schwartz

“Little” Jimmy Scott

Rock Scully

Peter Sculthorpe

Dawn Sears

Pete Seeger

DJ Father Shaheed

Rita Shane

Kevin Sharp

Harold Shaw

James Alan Shelton

Thomas “Tom” J.D. Shepherd

Frank Shipway

John Shirley-Quirk

Mandolin U. Shrinivas

George Shuffler

Peter Shukat

Horace Silver

Jayne Neches Simon

Willie “Bill” Sinegal

Tom Skeeter

Rob Skipper

Vernon Slaughter 

Philip Smart

Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith

D.C. “Smokey” Smith

Larry Smith

Velma Williams Smith

Wayne Smith

Coenraad “Coen” Solleveld

Mary Tom Speer-Reid

John Spinks

Patrick Stansfield

Alvin Stardust

Wayne Static

J. Jaye Steele

Irwin Steinberg 

Jon Ster

Tyson Curtis Stevens

Ray Still

Henry Stone

Frank Strazzeri

Elaine Stritch

Henry Strzelecki

Fred Sturm

Jerry Sullivan

Roberto Sustaita

Ward Swingle

Finis Tasby

Edna Tatum

Dallas Taylor 

Marty Thau

Tabby Thomas

Bill Thompson

Ken Thorne

Nickesse Toney aka Nicky Da B

Tito Torbellino

Charles Townes

Michael Travis

Jay Traynor

Jerry Vale

Laszlo “Laci” Varga

Ivo Vinco

Maria von Trapp

Clark Vreeland

Dick Wagner

Gene Walker

Eli Wallach

Trevor Ward-Davies aka Dozy

Saado Ali Warsame 

Marion “Little Joe” Washington

Jack Wayman

David Weiss

David Michael Wells

Alfred Wertheimer

Harry West

Kenny Wheeler

John White

Patti Wicks 

Joe Wilder

Noel Williams aka King Sporty 

Robin Williams

Tim “Rawbiz” Williams

Alan Wills

Billy “Bun” Wilson

Gerald Wilson

Sandy Wilson

Tim Wilson

Jesse Winchester

Johnny Winter

Oliver Withöft

Merrill Womach

Bobby Womack

Herb Wong

Ol'ga Yakovleva aka Origa

Bill Young

Charles M. Young

Chip Young

Joe Young

Robert “Throb” Young

Saul Zaentz

Habeeb Ameer Zekajj aka Big Paybacc

(List through Feb. 7, 2015)

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