We’d like to pay tribute in this post to the great ones we lost this year. They may be gone, but their enduring legacy of songs and music will never be forgotten.
Buddy Miles, 60, artist and drummer.
Mike Smith, 64, Dave Clark Five.
Jeff Healey, 41, blues guitarist.
Neil Aspinall, 66, close friend of the Beatles and head of Apple Records.
Bo Diddley, 79, blues and rock and roll guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Isaac Hayes, 65, R&B musician, singer and songwriter.
Jerry Wexler, 91, American record producer and A&R pioneer.
Richard Wright, 65, keyboardist for Pink Floyd.
Norman Whitfield, 68, American songwriter and producer, mostly for Motown.
Levi Stubbs, 72, vocalist for the Four Tops.
Eartha Kitt, 81, American musician and singer, best known for the song “Santa Baby.”
Monday, December 29th, 2008
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Roll, Soul