R.I.P. 2018

Published on January 2nd, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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R.I.P. 2018

Notable musicians and others who have died this year:

Boyd Jarvis (house producer and musician)

Tom Rapp (Pearls Before Swine singer)

Michael White (former Thompson Twins member)

Vic Damone (legendary crooner)

Daryle Singletary (country singer)

Craig MacGregor (Foghat bassist)

Wesla Whitfield (jazz vocalist)

Lovebug Starksi (hip-hop pioneer)

Pat Torpey (Mr. Big drummer and founding member)

John Perry Barlow (Grateful Dead lyricist)

Mickey Jones (actor and drummer for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition)

Jo Mapes (pioneering female folk singer-songwriter)

Dennis Edwards (The Temptations)

Buzz Clifford (1960s-era singer-songwriter; “Baby Sittin’ Boogie”)

Mark E. Smith (frontman of The Fall)

Lari White (Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter)

Dave Holland (former Judas Priest and Trapeze drummer)

Hugh Masekela (South African jazz trumpeter, best known for “Grazing in the Grass”)

Billy Hancock (rockabilly singer-guitarist)

Jim Rodford (a founding member of Argent and bassist for the Kinks and the Zombies)

Fredo Santana (Chicago rapper)

Marlene VerPlanck (commercial “jingle queen”)

Edwin Hawkins (gospel great; “Oh Happy Day”)

Dolores O’Riordan (lead singer of The Cranberries)

Jeremy Inkel (Frontline Assembly)

Fast Eddie Clarke (Motörhead guitarist)

Denise LaSalle (R&B legend; “Trapped By a Thing Called Love”)

Ray Thomas (founding member of The Moody Blues)

Chris Tsangarides (rock producer)

France Gall (French singer and 1965 Eurovision winner)

Gregg Analla (former Tribe of Gypsies singer)

Tony Calder (British music executive and co-founder of Immediate Records)

Betty Jane Willis (1960s soul singer)

Robert Mann (violinist and a founder of the Juilliard String Quartet)

Rick Hall (legendary producer)

R.I.P. 2017

R.I.P. 2016

R.I.P. 2015

R.I.P. 2014

R.I.P. 2013

R.I.P. 2012

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