Benjamin Curtis (School of Seven Bells, Tripping Daisy, Secret Machines)

Marta Eggerth (operetta star)

Yusef Lateef (jazz saxophonist-flutist)

Ricky Lawson (studio drummer; founding member of Yellowjackets)

Lord Infamous (rapper; founding member of Three 6 Mafia)

Larry Lujack (legendary Chicago DJ)

Ray Price (country music legend)

Roger Tillison (singer-songwriter)

The Child of Lov (Belgian singer-songwriter)

Jim Hall (jazz guitarist)

Richard Coughlan (Caravan drummer)

Martin Sharp (underground Pop Art artist, songwriter; co-wrote Cream’s “Tales of Brave Ulysses”)

Andy Pierce (Nasty Idols)

Junior Murvin (reggae singer)

Dick Dodd (Standells drummer)

Andrew Youssef (rock photographer)

Ricky “Sugarfoot” Wellman (funk drummer)

Arik Einstein (Israeli singer-songwriter)

Wayne Mills (outlaw country singer)

Nick Babeu (Trigger Effect)

John Tavener (composer and Beatles associate)

Bobby Parker (blues singer)

Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band)

Al Johnson (The Unifics)

Lou Reed (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer)

Manna Dey (Bollywood playback legend)

Manolo Escobar (Spanish singer)

Gypie Mayo (Dr Feelgood guitarist)

Noel Harrison (singer-actor)

Gloria Lynne (jazz singer)

Maxine Powell (Motown’s chief of style)

Jan Kuehnemund (Vixen guitarist)

Phil Chevron (Pogues guitarist)

Gia Maione Prima (singer and widow of Louis Prima)

Doug Grassel (The Ohio Express)

Lindsay Cooper (member of Comus and Henry Cow collaborator)

Marvin Rainwater (“Gonna Find Me a Bluebird”)

Bobby Mansfield (lead singer of the 1950s vocal group The Wrens)

Jackie Lomax (veteran guitarist, signed to Apple Records)

Ray Dolby (creator of Dolby noise reduction)

Louisa Jo Killen (formerly Louis Killen of The Clancy Brothers)

Sid Bernstein (Beatles promoter)

Cedar Walton (Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers)

Marian McPartland (host of NPR’s “Piano Jazz”)

Allen Lanier (Blue Öyster Cult keyboardist-rhythm guitarist)

Tompall Glaser (original Nashville outlaw)

Jon Brookes (Charlatans U.K. drummer)

Eydie Gormé (singer and wife of Steve Lawrence)

Jody Payne (longtime Willie Nelson guitarist)

Cowboy Jack Clement (country music legend)

George Duke (jazz great)

Steve Jones (USA Today music critic)

Kidd Kraddick (syndicated radio host)

Mick Farren (The Deviants)

JJ Cale (singer-songwriter)

Faye Hunter (Let’s Active bassist)

“T-Model” Ford (blues singer)

Teddy Days (former Hellion bassist)

Cory Monteith (“Glee” cast member)

Jim Foglesong (country music executive)

Gary Shearston (Australian singer-songwriter)

Emmett “Maestro” Sanders (blues guitarist)

Paul Smith (jazz pianist)

Alan Myers (former Devo drummer)

Puff Johnson (R&B singer)

Bobby Blue Bland (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer)

Chet Flippo (music journalist)

Slim Whitman (country crooner)

Roger LaVern (keyboardist for The Tornados)

Johnny Smith (jazz guitarist; composer of The Ventures’ “Walk, Don’t Run”)

Bruno Bartoletti (conductor)

Joey Covington (drummer for Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)

Andreas Thein (co-founder of Propaganda)

Marvin Junior (The Dells)

Clarence Burke Jr. (lead singer of The Five Stairsteps)

Ed Shaughnessy (longtime “Tonight Show” drummer)

Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley and His Comets)

Ray Manzarek (The Doors keyboardist)

Alan O’Day (singer-songwriter; “Undercover Angel”)

Peter Rauhofer (pioneering DJ and producer)

Jeff Hanneman (Slayer guitarist)

Chris Kelly (Kris Kross)

Deanna Durbin (Depression-era music star)

Carlos Miranda (Tejano singer)

Janos Starker (master cellist)

George Jones (country music legend)

Richie Havens (folk singer; Woodstock star)

Chrissy Amphlett (The Divinyls)

Storm Thorgerson (“Dark Side of the Moon” album cover designer)

Scott Warren (Game Theory, Loud Family)

George Beverly Shea (gospel singer)

Colin Davis (London Symphony conductor)

George Jackson (songwriter; “Old Time Rock and Roll”)

Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins (Chicago bluesman)

Vincent Montana Jr. (MFSB, Salsoul Orchestra)

Chi Cheng (Deftones bassist)

Annette Funicello (actress-singer)

Andy Johns (producer-engineer)

Neil Smith (former AC/DC and Rose Tattoo bassist)

Hugh McCracken (in-demand studio guitarist)

Phil Ramone (legendary producer)

Paul Williams (founder of Crawdaddy magazine)

Gordon Stoker (The Jordanaires)

Deke Richards (Motown songwriter)

Eddie Bond (rockabilly singer)

Floyd “Buddy” McRae (The Chords)

Jason Molina (folk singer; Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.)

Bobbie Smith (The Spinners)

Jack Greene (country singer)

Clive Burr (former Iron Maiden drummer)

Claude King (country legend)

Jewel Akens (“The Birds and the Bees”)

Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)

Stompin’ Tom Connors (Canadian singer)

Bobby Rogers (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)

Chuck Goff (bassist for Toby Keith)

Richard Street (The Temptations, 1971-1993)

Van Cliburn (classical pianist)

Marie-Claire Alain (French organist)

Dan Toler (Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern)

Otis “Damon” Harris (The Temptations, 1971-75)

Diane Lampert (songwriter; “Break It to Me Gently”)

Cleotha Staples (The Staple Singers)

Magic Slim (blues guitarist)

Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine)

Mindy McCready (country singer)

Eric Ericson (Swedish choirmaster-conductor)

Tony Sheridan (early Beatles collaborator)

Tandyn Almer (songwriter; “Along Comes Mary”)

Shadow Morton (producer-songwriter)

Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five bassist)

Donald Byrd (legendary jazz trumpeter)

Reg Presley (The Troggs)

Patty Andrews (The Andrews Sisters)

Ann Rabson (Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women)

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner (Ohio Players)

Jimmy O’Neill (host of TV’s “Shindig!”)

Sammy Johns (“Chevy Van” singer)

Patti Page (top-selling female artist of the 1950s)

R.I.P. 2012