14 Great Musicians We Lost in 2016

14 Great Musicians Who Passed Away 2016

14 Great Musicians We Lost,Passed Away,Died  in  2016

1- January 18, 2016 Glenn Lewis Frey 

January 18, 2016 Glenn Lewis Frey

Glenn Lewis Frey ( November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles. Frey was lead singer and frontman for the Eagles, roles he came to share with fellow member Don Henley, with whom he wrote most of the Eagles’ material. Frey played guitar, piano, and keyboards. He sang lead vocals on songs such as “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Already Gone”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “New Kid in Town”, and “Heartache Tonight”. : Wikipedia

Popular Music Video : Glenn Frey, The Heat Is On

Glenn Frey’s 10 greatest tracks

2- January, 10  2016 – David Bowie

2- 10 January 2016 - David Bowie

David Bowie  was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists: Wikipedia

Most Popular Music Video : David Bowie – Let’s Dance


Luckovich cartoon: David Bowie

3- January 15, 2016 – Pete Huttlinger 

3- January 15, 2016 - Pete Huttlinger

American guitarist.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Huttlinger was a Nashville studio artist. In 2000, he won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. He performed around the world with such artists as John Denver, LeAnn Rimes and many others. As a solo artist he performed across the U.S. and Europe. Wikipwdia

Most Popular Music Video :  Pete Huttlinger’s Impossible Arrangement 

4- 1 January,17  2016 – Dale Griffin 

4- 1 January,17 2016 - Dale Griffin

English drummer and founding member of 1970s rock band Mott the Hoople.

5- January 28, 2016 Paul Kantner 

January 28, 2016 Paul Kantner

American guitarist, singer and songwriter, known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, a leading psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era, and its more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship. He was born in San Francisco, California. Wikipedia

6- February 4, 2016 Maurice White

February 4, 2016 Maurice White

American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He was also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. He served as the band’s main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer along with Philip Bailey: Wikipedia

7- March 4, 2016 – Joey Feek

March 4, 2016 - Joey Feek

American country music singer and songwriter. From 2008 to 2016, the duo Joey + Rory comprised Joey and her husband, Rory Lee Feek. : Wikipedia


8 -March,8  2016 – George Martin

March,8 2016 - George Martin

English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He was referred to as the “Fifth Beatle”, including by Paul McCartney, in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles’ original albums. Martin had 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States.Wikipedia

28 Facts About George Martin (The Fifth Beatle) You Didn’t Know

9- March 16, 2016  Frank Sinatra Jr

9- March 16, 2016 Frank Sinatra Jr

professionally known as Frank Sinatra Jr., was an American singer, songwriter, and conductor.

He was the son of singer and actor Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra; the younger brother of singer and actress Nancy Sinatra; and older brother of television producer Tina Sinatra. Wikipedia

10- April 6, 2016  Merle Haggard

10- April 6, 2016 Merle Haggard

American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era. : Wikipedia

11- April 21, 2016 – Prince

11- April 21, 2016 - Prince

American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. Wikipedia 

Prince –  When Doves Cry

CARTOON: ‘Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…’ BY: WCPO Staff


12- November 7, 2016 – Leonard Cohen 

12- November 7, 2016 - Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen,  (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. His work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships.[2] Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize. : Wikipedia

Popular Music Video Leonard Cohen ~ Dance Me To The End Of Love


75 Facts About Leonard Cohen You Might Not Know

Note: Originally posted August 1, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

13- November 13, 2016   Leon Russell

13- November 13, 2016 Leon Russell

American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records over the course of his 60-year career. His genres included pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records, with six gold records to his credit. Wikipedia:

A SONG FOR YOU – Leon Russell & Friends (1971)

14 – December,25  2016 George Michael

14 - December,25 2016 George Michael

George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He is best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as “Last Christmas” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990). Wikipedia

Most Popular Music Video : George Michael – Careless Whisper

57 Facts About George Michael You Must Know

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  1. Dear 2016, you should’ve taken the following:

    Miley Cyrus
    Ariana Grande
    Harry Styles
    Zayn Malik
    Louis Tomilson
    Niall Horan
    Liam Payne
    Jusitn Bieber

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