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February 15, 2017

Music in Memorium, 2016


Musicians:
Al Caiola
Alirio Diaz
Bap Kennedy
Bernie Worrell
Billy Faier
Billy Paul
Bobby Hutcherson
Bobby Vee
Buckwheat Zydeco
Curly Putnam (songwriter)
Dave Swarbrick
Don Friedman
Dr. Ralph Stanley
Elliot Schwartz
Elliot Wolff
Fred Hellerman
Fred Stobaugh (songwriter)
Gato Barbieri
Gib Guilbeau (Flying Burrito Brothers)
Glenn Frey
Glenn Yarbrough
Greg Lake
Guy Clark
Holly Dunn
Jean Shepard
John D. Loudermilk
Kacey Jones
Kay Starr
Kitty Kallen
Leon Russell
Leonard Cohen
Lonnie Mack
Mack Rice
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Mentor Williams (songwriter)
Merle Haggard
Mic Gillette
Milt Okun
Mose Allison
Oscar Brand
Otis Clay
Paul Kantner
Penny Lang
Peter Zorn
Phil Chess (Chess Records)
Red Simpson
Richard Fagan
Rob Wasserman
Rod Templeton (songwriter)
Ruby Wilson
Scotty Moore
Sharon Jones
Signe Toly Anderson
Sir George Martin
Sir Jimmy Young
Sir Neville Marriner
Sonny Sanders (songwriter)
Stan Harper (harp-er)
Toots Thielemans
Lastly, I'll recognize David Bowie and Prince and George Michael for their contribution to pop music.

writers:
Alvin Toffler
Amy van Singel
Anthony Cronin
Bill Berkson
C. D. Wright
Carolyn See
Dario Fo
David Budbill
David Meltzer
Don Welch
Edward Albee
Eliot Tiber
Francisco X. Alarcón
Georgie Sicking (cowboy poet)
Huston Smith
James Alan McPherson
Jim Harrison
John Montague
Joyce Carol Thomas
Lucia Perillo
Maria Costa
Michael Herr
Michael S. Harper
Nahed Hattar (killed by a fanatic)
Pat Conroy
Richard Adams
Sir Geoffrey Hill
Sir Peter Shaffer
Stephen Levine
Sylvan Barnet
Thomas Steinbeck
W. P. Kinsella

others:
Alan Rickman
Arnold Palmer
Bob Elliot
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
Daniel Berrigan
Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14)
Elie Wiesel
Garry Shandling
Gene Wilder
Glen Dawson, 103 (mountaineer)
Gwen Ifill
Henry Heimlich
Hugh O’Brian
Janet Reno
Jerome Bruner
Jim Ray Hart
Jo Cox
Joe Browder
John Glenn
Ken Howard
Michael Cimino
Monte Irvin
Morley Safer
Muhammad Ali
Patty Duke
Ralph Branca
Robert Vaughn
Shimon Peres
Tom Hayden
Umberto Veronesi
Van Williams
Vera Rubin
William Schallert

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