GRAMMY In Memoriam: Paying Tribute To The Music People We Lost This Past Year

  • (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)
  • (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)

Take an opportunity to leave comments and condolences for the music people we lost in 2016–2017

(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.)

(List through Feb. 6, 2017)

Colonel AbramsAchieng AburaTayssir Akla
Francis AkosEdward AlbeeRoye Albrighton
Michael AlexischMuhammad AliPeter Allen
Mose AllisonTommy AllsupNicholas "Pumpkin" Alvarado
Ernestine AndersonHerb Oscar AndersonJeff Anderson
Kevin AndersonLucas AndersonSigne Toly Anderson
Lee AndrewsGuda AnjaiahJosé Luis Armenteros
Brian AsawaJoe AscioneCash Askew
James AtkinsAnahid Ajemian AvakianDavid Axelrod
Bill BackerErnesto BaffaIssa Bagayogo
Victor BaileyJimmy BainDavid Baker
Doug BakerLennie BakerKoyo Bala
Mangalampalli BalamuralikrishnaDoug BanksMei Baojiu
Melhem BarakatGato BarbieriSunil Bardewa
Allan BarnesKen BarrieChristopher Barriere aka Mr. 3-2
Tony BarrowCliff BarrowsSherwin Bash
Leslie BassettRobert BatemanJohannes Bauer
Robert BaustianMubarak BegumRaj Begum
Remo BelliHeadley BennettPascal Bentoiu
Leo BeranekJonathan BernbaumJohn Berry
Kendall BettsPhoebe BinkleyHayward Sherman Bishop Jr.
Roberto BissonnetteNeil BlackWinston "Merritone" Blake
Ed BlauEm BohlkaShannon Bolin Kaye
Paul BookerJimmy BorgesBimba Bosé
Johan BothaGérard BourgeoisJim Boyd
Oscar BrandLoalwa BrazBobby Breen
Buddy BregmanLeo BrennanRobbie Brennan
Carlos BrockCorry BrokkenClyde Brooks
Douglas "Swipey" BrooksBonnie BrownMar Brown
Paul BrownTommy BrownDon Buchla
Irma BuleBill BumgardnerJon Bunch
Billy Joe BurnettePete BurnsRusty Burns
Earl Solomon Burroughs aka Jack HammerBobby "El Charro Negro" ButlerJohn Byrd
Steve ByrdJoe CabotDenis Čabrić
Al CaiolaLamar Dupré Calhoun aka DJ Crazy ToonesHarrison Calloway
Cecil Bustamente Campbell aka Prince BusterLecresia CampbellRey Caney
Charmian CarrInocente CarreñoElisabeth Carron
Keith Carter aka Big KapDave CashMichael Casswell
Geneviève CastréeDonny CatronDanny Champagne
Mike ChapmanEric CharlesCharles Chaynes
Phil ChessSteve "Tregenda" ChildersJohn Chilton
Grace ChingaRick ChristianEddy Christiani
Gavin ChristopherNelson Chu aka DJ OfficialBarrelhouse Chuck
Franz CibulkaDon CicconeRoger Cicero
Barrett ClarkGuy ClarkJoe Clay
Thomas "TC" ClayMikey ClementBob Coburn
Mac CockerLeonard CohenRay Colcord
Daryl ColeyBenny CollinsRay Columbus
John ConquestTony ConradBuster Cooper
Jerry CorbettaAttrell Cordes aka Prince BeSergei Cortes
Tim CottonWade CoxBob Cranshaw
Caroline CrawleyClifford CrawleyPhyllis Creore
Tim CretsingerPati CrookerConnie Crothers
Dub CrouchClifford CurryPhyllis Curtin
Bobby CurtolaRobert "Strängen" DahlqvistJean-Michel Damian
Micah DanemayerDan DanielMike Daniels
Raymond DaveluyKen DavidsonPeter Maxwell Davies
Bobby "Top Hat" DavisDanny DavisDennis Davis
Ronnie DavisRorichannie DavisRenée De Haan
Lupe De La CruzGervase De PeyerNora Dean
Gloria DeHavenJohn Del CarloMelina Dellamarggio
Paul DemersColin DemgeDaniela Dessi
Vinjamuri Seetha DeviHarold DevoldAlirio Díaz
Richard DivallBilly DixonChelsea Faith Dolan aka Cherushii
Nina DordaAndrew DorffElena Doria
Joe DowellPádraig DugganPatty Duke
Anatol DumitrasLucille DumontWayne Duncan
Holly DunnStanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr.Denise Duval
Roland DyensKirk DyerBen Edmonds
Robert "Big Sonny" EdwardsDavid EganBob Elliott
Bobby EllisGeneviève ElverumKeith Emerson
Adrian EnescuJon EnglishDavid Enthoven
Jules EskinMack EvansAmar Ezzahi
Brian FaberRichard FaganBilly Faier
Joey FeekJack FeiermanThomas Fekete
Mohamed Tahar FerganiCandice Burnside FergusonBrandon Ferrell
Peter FeuchtwangerIrving FieldsChris Finley
Kevin "Danny" FinnBrien FisherCarrie Fisher
Mark Fisher aka k-punkCharlie FiteMicky Fitz
Jerry Wayne FlowersJoey FloydJames R. Fonseca
Pete FountainDon FrancksDave Franklin
Gigliola FrazzoniBobby FreemanBob French
Don FriedmanAlejandro "Jano" FuentesMike "Gabby" Gaborno
Juan GabrielBrian GallagherHernán Gamboa
John GarciaErnesto GaunaDick Gautier
George GaynesBruce GeduldigNadine Gelineau
Keith GemmellGwyneth GeorgeSonny Geraci
David GestAlex GhassanRobin Ghosh
Mike GibbonsCraig GillMic Gillette
Hubert GiraudMelvin GoinsBenny Golbin
Bob GoldstoneGiorgio GomelskyNick Gomez-Hall
Paul GordonAngus R. GrantGogi Grant
Ron GrantMark GrayNigel Gray
Buddy GrecoNik GreenYates Green
Bob GreverRay GriffDale "Buffin" Griffin
Gegham GrigoryanDon GrilleyTammy Grimes
Christina GrimmieOjārs GrīnbergsPiotr Grudzinski
Horacio GuaranyPelle Gudmundsen-HolmgreenJean Paul Guerrero aka DJ Jinx Paul
Gib GuilbeauAmber GurungJuan Habichuela
Merle HaggardAndre HajduBill Ham
Ofelya HambardzumyanRobert HamlettJoe T. Haney
Ross HannafordHerbert HardestyNikolaus Harnoncourt
Vaughn HarperDickie HarrisNicholas Harris
Ricky HarrisEddie HarschAlex Hartness
Ted HarveyJimmie HaskellAdnan Abu Hassan
Walter HautzigBill HawkinsJimmy Hayman
Leon HaywoodLeonard HazeBrendan Healy
Nachum HeimanJerry HellerFred Hellerman
Bill HendersonEdmund "Leon" HendersonFlorence Henderson
Karl HendricksNat HentoffBern Herbolsheimer
Ray HessonHubert Dwane "Hoot" HesterMohammad Heydari
Joseph HibbsDan HicksTyruss Himes aka Big Syke
Radim HladíkDmytro HnatyukSara Hoda
Chip HooperDavid HorowitzYassy Hosseini
Travis HoughKen HowardPreston Hubbard
Aaron HuffmanDavid Hughes aka ScabsKarel Husa
Ali Ahmad Hussain KhanBobby HutchersonPete Huttlinger
Johnny Igaz aka NacktRichie InguiGeorge S. Irving
Matt IrwinBud IsaacsKeiichi Ishizaka
André IsoirAlan JabbourChristine Jackson
Wayne JacksonJames Jamerson Jr.Sonny James
Junaid JamshedFran JeffriesWilfred Jeffs aka Bill Sevesi
Karina JensenEkrem JevrićJoan Marie Johnson
Jody Clay JohnsonTerry JohnsonAnton Jones
Denny JonesKacey JonesMarshall "Rock" Jones
Randy JonesSharon JonesVic Jordan
Kevin JuniorKitty KallenEddie Kamae
Candye KanePaul KantnerOleg Karavaichuk
Oscar KarlssonCharles KaufmanHoward Kaufman
Michiyuki KawashimaMike KellieBap Kennedy
Herb KentJeff KentAmanda Allen Kershaw
Abdul Rashid KhanNorman KilleenJames King
Biser KirovCarlton KittoPhilip Kives
Sverre KjelsbergThandi KlaasenEri Klas
Zoltán KocsisSamisoni Koroitamudu aka Big MakkBob Krasnow
Bill KyleJulius La RosaGreg Lake
Pierre LalondeWerner LämmerhirtLouis Lane
Penny LangTran LapEdmond Lapine
Marty LasterDick LatessaJames Laurence
Luke LavelleKevin LawrenceSeymour Lazar
Sam LeachVander LeeJade Lemons
Deke Leonard"Bashful Bob" LetsonIda Levin
David LewisJ. Reilly LewisJaki Liebezeit
Joe LigonRichard LinkeJustin "Kid Cali" Lishey
Jane LittleOlle LjungströmGary Loizzo
Rufus LongAndrew LoomisJohn D. Loudermilk
Charlie "Sonny" Louvin Jr.Sam LovulloJim Lowe
Enrique "Quique" LuccaJosé LugoSviatoslav Luther
Mike LyonRichard LyonsLonnie Mack
Griffin MaddenWilliam MaginnisTimmy Makaya
Gary Malke aka Gary D.Ursula MamlokPablo Manavello
David MancusoKalabhavan ManiMarlene Marder
Joe MarilloLéo MarjaneMicki Marlo
Neville MarrinerRick MarroquinGarry Marshall
Tony MartellGeorge MartinPaul Martin
Ricci MartinBob MasonCarlo Mastrangelo
Joseph Matlock aka Joey CasioDenise Matthews aka VanityIreng Maulana
Gisela MayJason Adrian McCarty aka DilatedearsBobby Lee McCollum
Gayle McCormickJim McCoyHenry McCullough
Hugh McDonaldFred McFarlaneDraven McGill
Sidney "Doc" McKayJohn McKellenSean McKeough
Jeff McLarenJohn McMartinKevin Meaney
Gustav MeierGetachew MekuryaJosé Menese
Nick MenzaLewis MerensteinLouis Meyers
George MichaelRusty MichaelFrankie Michaels
Billy MillerFergus MillerJack Miller
Ned MillerLawrence MinorsPete Mitchell
Ivan MogullHabib MohebianMichael Mohede
Chips MomanFernando J. MontillaScotty Moore
Memo MoralesMariano MoresJennifer Morris
John MorthlandRobert Motherbaugh Sr. aka General BoyGreg Motycka
Hubert Mounier aka Cleet BorisAlphonse MouzonOtto-Werner Mueller
Edgar MuenzerEdoardo MüllerRonald "Bingo" Mundy
Patrice MunselFrank MurrayErnie Myers
Guy NadonAsami NagakiyaHiroko Nakamura
Billy NameEmilio NavairaArthur Nayyar
James M. NederlanderTonio NeuhausAndy "Thunderclap" Newman
Geoff NichollsAurèle NicoletJosefin Nilsson
Maralin NiskaMarni NixonFredrik Noren
Lola NovakovićFrank NoyaPeter Nthwane
Munyaradzi NyembaRussell OberlinHod O'Brien
Lee O'Denat aka QClaus OgermanMilt Okun
Pauline OliverosHoracio OlivoWilliam Onyeabor
Rudy OsborneOlumuyiwa Osinuga aka NomorelossGuido Osorio
Johnny PDavid PageRobert Page
Earl PaigeRobert PaistePantelis Pantelidis
Jerry Clyde ParadisMargaret PardeeLaurent Pardo
Rick ParfittDon ParmleyIoan Gyuri Pascu
Anne PashleyBilly PaulJoyce Paul
Robert Paulson aka Cadalack RonGary S. PaxtonLarry Payton
Stewart PearceLou PearlmanSandy Pearlman
Trisco PearsonBetsy PecaninsMike Pedicin
Harry PeelCauby PeixotoJuan Peña aka El Lebrijano
Jean-Jacques PerreyRoberta PetersErik Peterson
Trever PetersonMarilyn PetroneLorenzo Piani
Nelson PinedoFeral PinesAdrian Posse
Curtis PotterSylvester PottsFreddy Powers
Joey PowersA.V. PrakashGeorges Prêtre
Bill PricePrinceRoland Prince
Tavín PumarejoCurly PutmanHoward Quilling
Ismael QuintanaGustavo "El Loco" QuinteroHarry Rabinowitz
Brian RadingRichard Fay "Buck" RamboBobby Ramirez aka DTTX
Elkin RamírezAlfonso RamosDoug Raney
Gordon RanneyEinojuhani RautavaaraGil Ray
Esma RedžepovaHans ReffertClarence Reid aka Blowfly
Alberto RemediosKimi "Qiao" RenliangWolfgang Renner
Joanna ReyesDebbie ReynoldsPeter Reynolds
George ReznikSir Mack RiceRoberto "Snaffu" Rigor
Jimmy RileyJean-Claude RissetMatt Roberts
Floyd RobinsonMaggie RocheThomas Round
Allan RouseEugeniusz RudnikBen Runnels
Leon RussellKeli May RutledgeKarel Ruzicka Sr.
Phil RyanLotte Rysanek-DoerleAmjad Sabri
Michael SachaPeter SadloMorley Safer
Adam SaganVeena SahasrabuddheKashif Saleem
Horacio SalgánLarry SalinasRamon "Chunky" Sanchez
William "Sonny" SandersPeter SarstedtAndréanne Sasseville
Bob SaxtonMike ScapHeinrich Schiff
Ramblin' Lou SchriverDorothy "Dottie" SchwartzElliott Schwartz
Larry ScottJohnny SeaTom Searle
Derek Serpell-Morris aka DJ DerekAfeni ShakurGarry Shandling
Ross ShapiroFarhang SharifCharles "Bobo" Shaw
Jean ShepardRose L. ShureNicole Siegrist aka Denalda Nicole Renae
Eddy SilitongaGabriele SimaNoel "Scully" Simms
William SimsFrank Sinatra Jr.Raynoma Gordy Singleton
Tom SizeMichael SklarJoe Skyward
Dale SleddVasyl SlipakVertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Brett SmileyDerek SmithDoug Smith
Gregg SmithLouis SmithRickey Smith
Earl Smith Jr. aka DJ Spank SpankPaul SmokerDavid Smyrl
Gilli SmythDanny SmytheBarry Socher
Leif SolbergTamás SomlóOm Prakash Sonik aka Omi
Riki SorsaSam SpenceMarc Spitz
Elton SpitzerJohn StabbRalph Stanley
Kay StarrChuck StearmanJeremy Steig
Larry SteinbachekLewis "Lewie" SteinbergRick Steiner
Chuck StewartLouis StewartMary Stewart
Michael StewartFred StobaughJadranka Stojaković
Chris StoneSteven StuckyVi Subversa
Jonathan Sutter aka Tenor FlyDave SwarbrickMichele Sylvan
Mark TaimanovAb TamboerJennifer Kiyomi Tanouye
Gordie TappB.E. TaylorBetty Loo Taylor
Malik Taylor aka Phife DawgMike "Taffy" TaylorMieke Telkamp
Joe TemperleyRod TempertonManolo Tena
Gianmaria TestaAlan ThickeToots Thielemans
John ThomasMarvell ThomasSir Charles Thompson
Rex ThompsonElliot TiberLupe Tijerina
T.J. TindallTaylor TolleIsao Tomita
Fred TomlinsonVeljo TormisRoyal Torrence aka Little Royal
Dominique TrenierRichard TrentlageJohn Trickett
Greg TrooperButch TrucksMduduzi "Mandoza" Tshabalala
Bob TubertRobert TuggleCharlie Tuna
Tommy TurnerL.C. UlmerChayito Valdez
Ramon "Boo" ValdezRudy Van GelderVincent Van Haaff
Karl David Van HoesenJimmie Van ZantRichard "Rick" Vanaugh
Naná VasconcelosPalani VaughanColin Vearncombe aka Black
Bobby VeeAlan VegaAlex Vega
Les WaasFreddie WadlingCarlos Walker aka Shawty Lo
Don WallerEddy WallyBob Walsh
Conor WalshBunny WaltersAnn Ward
Chris WarrenRob WassermanTyriece Watson aka Lor Scoota
Pete Overend WattsFritz WeaverFred Weisz
Bobby WellinsPapa WembaJacques Werup
John WettonJune WhisnantDonald H. White
Maurice WhiteRuth WhiteTrentavious White aka Bankroll Fresh
Max WilcoxGene WilderMonty Lee Wilkes
Allan WilliamsKim WilliamsMentor Williams
Toni WilliamsBob WilliamsonClaude Williamson
Ruby WilsonGerhard WimbergerJeff Windisch
Alan WiseBrandon Chase WittenauerElliot Wolff
Victoria WoodJames WoolleyBernie Worrell
Martha WrightRick WrightSteve Wright
Zhou XiaoyanGlenn YarbroughPete Yellin
Nora YorkAdam YoungJimmy Young
Steve Young (Colourbox co-founder)Steve Young (country singer/songwriter)Umy Youngblood
Robert "Bob" YountsMick ZaneBernard Zaslav
Allan ZavodPete 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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