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Ramona Jones, 91 (1924 - 2015)
Ramona Jones, a traditional country music entertainer and the widow of Grandpa Jones of TV's "Hee Haw," has died at 91. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
P.F. Sloan, 70 (1945 - 2015)
P.F. Sloan, the songwriting great behind classic singles like Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" and Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man," died Sunday night at the age of 70, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Phil Taylor, 61 (1954 - 2015)
Motorhead's former longtime drummer, Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, died Wednesday evening, according to former guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Allen Toussaint, 77 (1938 - 2015)
Legendary New Orleans musician and composer Allen Toussaint has died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in the Spanish capital, according to The Associated Press. He was 77. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Andy White, 85 (1930 - 2015)
Drummer Andrew "Andy" White, who was known best as the replacement drummer for the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," has died, according to the BBC. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Diane Charlemagne, 51 (1964 - 2015)
Legendary vocalist Diane Charlemagne, who was featured on Goldie's 1994 hit "Inner City Life," has died of cancer, according to The Guardian. For full obituary and coverage, click here.
Larry Rosen, 75 (2015)
Larry Rosen, one of the most influential modern jazz producers who co-founded GRP Records with Dave Grusin, died Oct. 9 at his home in Park Ridge, New Jersey, according to The Washington Post. He was...
Gail Zappa, 70 (1945 - 2015)
Gail Zappa, the widow of music legend Frank Zappa, has died at her Los Angeles home, according to The Associated Press. She was 70. Family spokeswoman Marcee Rondan says Zappa was surrounded by...
Gary Richrath, 65 (1949 - 2015)
Gary Richrath, the longtime guitarist for REO Speedwagon, died Sunday, September 13, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was 65. Richrath wrote and co-wrote popular songs for the...
Dennis Greene, 66 (1949 - 2015)
Dennis Greene, a founding member of the Sha Na Na doo-wop singing group and a University of Dayton law professor, has died in Ohio, The Associated Press reported. He was 66. Greene's nephew told...
Bob Johnston, 83 (1932 - 2015)
Music producer Bob Johnston, who produced legendary recordings like Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison," died Friday at the age of 83, according to the Associated...
Cilla Black, 72 (1943 - 2015)
Cilla Black, a British singer who was championed by the Beatles and went on to a successful 50-year music and television career, has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 72. Spanish...
Lynn Anderson, 67 (1947 - 2015)
By KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died....
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22 (1993 - 2015)
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died July 26, 2015, having been in a coma since Jan. 31, 2015. She was 22. ATLANTA (AP) — A representative for...
Vic Firth, 85 (1930 - 2015)
Renowned musician and visionary drumstick maker Everett "Vic" Firth has died at the age of 85, according to a statement on his website. "Vic was an inspiration to all of us. He was a visionary, a...
Daron Norwood, 49 (1965 - 2015)
Daron Norwood, whose 1994 song "Cowboys Don't Cry" reached No. 24 on the U.S. country charts, has died at 49.
Buddy Buie, 74 (1941 - 2015)
Perry "Buddy" Buie, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote multiple hits for the Classics IV including "Spooky," "Traces" and "Stormy," has died, according to multiple news sources. He was 74.
Joan Sebastian, 64 (1951 - 2015)
The Grammy-winning Mexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian has died after coming down with cancer several years ago. Sebastian, He was 64.
Jon Vickers, 88 (1926 - 2015)
Canada-born opera singer Jon Vickers has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 88. The Royal Opera House opera, citing a statement from Vickers' family, said he died Friday in Ontario after...
Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)
Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the...
Val Doonican, 88 (1927 - 2015)
Val Doonican, an Irish singer who appeared regularly on the BBC Television Network as host of "The Val Doonican Show," died Wednesday, July 1. He was 88. The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Val...
Chris Squire, 67 (1948 - 2015)
Chris Squire, who co-founded and played bass for the progressive rock band Yes, has died. He was 67. Squire's death followed his announcement last month that he had a rare form of leukemia. He was...
Albert Evans, 46 (2015)
By JOCELYN NOVECK, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Albert Evans, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer and one of the most prominent African-Americans in classical dance, has died...
James Horner, 61 (1953 - 2015)
James Horner, the Oscar-winning film composer, died Monday morning in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, California, according to multiple major news media reports. He was 61.
Gunther Schuller, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Gunther Schuller, a horn player, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement...
Wendell Holmes, 71 (2015)
By KASEY JONES, The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Wendell Holmes, the guitarist, pianist and singer and songwriter of the soul and blues band The Holmes Brothers, has died.Paul Kahn, Holmes'...
Jim Ed Brown, 81 (1934 - 2015)
By BETH CAMPBELL, The Associated PressJim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member who had solo and group hits and was a prominent figure on country music television shows, died Thursday. He was 81...
Ornette Coleman, 85 (1930 - 2015)
By CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever rules in jazz hadn't been shattered by Charlie Parker and other bebop artists, Ornette Coleman finished off for good. Coleman...
James Last, 86 (1929 - 2015)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Big band leader James Last, who sold tens of millions of records over his 50-year career, has died. He was 86.Born Hans Last in 1929, he pioneered what became...
Robert Pumpkinhead Diaz, 39 (1975 - 2015)
Pumpkinhead (born Robert Alan Diaz), a rapper well known in the New York underground rap scene for nearly two decades, died Tuesday morning at the age of 39. The cause of death is unknown at this...