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In Memoriam

Special section to pay tribute to Oldies Connection favorites who have ascended to Rock and Roll Heaven. (This page was originally added in 2009 and starts from that year.)
 
For a more comprehensive list of singers, musicians, and key players from the '50s, '60s, and '70s who have left us over the years, please see the following pages on this site:
 
Gone But Not Forgotten - alphabetical (by first name) listing
We Will Always Remember - chronological listing, by year of death
Memorial Page - listing by month of death (anniversary date) 

2016

Leon Russell passed away on November 13, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Leon Russell on Legacy.com.
Claude Russell Bridges
April 2, 1942 - November 13, 2016

Bobby Vee passed away on October 24, 2016, at the age of 73. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Bobby Vee on Legacy.com.
Robert Thomas Velline
April 30, 1943 - October 24, 2016

Pat Upton of the Spiral Starecase passed away on July 27, 2016, at the age of 75. R.I.P.
Pat Upton
1940 - July 27, 2016

Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Prince on Legacy.com.
Prince Rogers Nelson
June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

Merle Haggard passed away on April 6, 2016, at the age of 79. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Merle Haggard on Legacy.com.
Merle Ronald Haggard
April 6, 1937 - April 6, 2016

Frank Sinatra, Jr. passed away on March 16, 2016, at the age of 72. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Frank Sinatra, Jr. on Legacy.com.
Francis Wayne Sinatra
January 10, 1944 - March 16, 2016

Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) passed away on March 10, 2016, at the age of 71. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Keith Emerson on Legacy.com.
Keith Noel Emerson
November 2, 1944 - March 10, 2016

Gogi Grant passed away on March 10, 2016, at the age of 91. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Gogi Grant on Legacy.com.
Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg
September 20, 1924 - March 10, 2016

Sir George Martin passed away on March 8, 2016, at the age of 90. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Sir George Martin on Legacy.com.
George Henry Martin
January 3, 1926 - March 8, 2016

Gayle McCormick (Smith) passed away on March 1, 2016, at the age of 67. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Gayle McCormick on Legacy.com.
Gayle McCormick
November 26, 1948 - March 1, 2016

Lennie Baker (Danny & the Juniors, Sha Na Na) passed away on February 24, 2016, at the age of 69. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Lennie Baker on Legacy.com.
Lennie Baker
April 18, 1946 - February 24, 2016

Sonny James passed away on February 22, 2016, at the age of 87. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Sonny James on Legacy.com.
James Hugh Loden
May 1, 1928 - February 22, 2016

Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) passed away on February 3, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Maurice White on Legacy.com.
Maurice White
December 19, 1941 - February 3, 2016

Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) passed away on January 28, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Paul Kantner on Legacy.com.
Paul Lorin Kantner
March 17, 1941 - January 28, 2016

Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane) passed away on January 28, 2016, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Signe Anderson on Legacy.com.
Signe Toly Anderson
September 15, 1941 - January 28, 2016

Glenn Frey passed away on January 18, 2016, at the age of 67. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Glenn Frey on Legacy.com.
Glenn Lewis Frey
November 6, 1948 - January 18, 2016

Davie Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for David Bowie on Legacy.com.
David Robert Jones
January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016

2015

Natalie Cole passed away on December 31, 2015, at the age of 65. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Natalie Cole on Legacy.com.
Natalie Marie Cole
February 6, 1950 - December 31, 2015

Stevie Wright (The Easybeats) passed away on December 27, 2015, at the age of 68. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Stevie Wright on Legacy.com.
Stephen Carlton Wright
December 20, 1947 - December 27, 2015

Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) passed away on November 23, 2015, at the age of 71. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Cynthia Robinson on Legacy.com.
Cynthia Robinson
January 12, 1944 - November 23, 2015

Songwriter P.F. Sloan passed away on November 15, 2015, at the age of 70. R.I.P.
Philip Gary Schlein
September 18, 1945 - November 15, 2015

Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) passed away on October 20, 2015, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Cory Wells on Legacy.com.
Emil Lewandowski
February 5, 1941 - October 20, 2015

Frankie Ford passed away on September 28, 2015, at the age of 76. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Frankie Ford on Legacy.com.
Vincent Francis Guzzo, Jr.
August 4, 1939 - September 28, 2015

Cilla Black passed away on August 1, 2015, at the age of 72. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Cilla Black on Legacy.com.
Priscilla Maria Veronica White
May 27, 1943 - August 1, 2015

Lynn Anderson passed away on July 30, 2015, at the age of 67. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Lynn Anderson on Legacy.com.
Lynn Rene Anderson
September 26, 1947 - July 30, 2015

"Diamond" Dave Somerville (The Diamonds) passed away on July 14, 2015, at the age of 81. R.I.P.
David Somerville
October 2, 1933 - July 14, 2015

Chris Squire (Yes) passed away on June 28, 2015, at the age of 67. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Chris Squire on Legacy.com.
Christopher Russell Edward Squire
March 4, 1948 - June 28, 2015

B.B. King passed away on May 14, 2015, at the age of 89. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for B.B. King on Legacy.com.
Riley B. "Blues Boy" King
September 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015

Ben E. King passed away on April 30, 2015, at the age of 76. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Ben E. King on Legacy.com.
Benjamin Earl King
September 28, 1938 - April 30, 2015

Jack Ely of The Kingsmen (lead singer on "Louie Louie") passed away on April 28, 2015, at the age of 71. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Jack Ely on Legacy.com.
Jack Brown Ely
September 11, 1943 - April 28, 2015

Percy Sledge passed away on April 14, 2015, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Percy Sledge on Legacy.com.
Percy Tyrone Sledge
November 25, 1940 - April 14, 2015

Bob Burns (Lynyrd Skynyrd) passed away on April 3, 2015, at the age of 64. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Bob Burns on Legacy.com.
Robert Louis Burns, Jr.
November 24, 1950 - April 3, 2015

Cynthia Lennon, former wife of John Lennon and mother of Julian Lennon, passed away on April 1, 2015, at the age of 75. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Cynthia Lennon on Legacy.com.
Cynthia Powell Lennon
September 10, 1939 - April 1, 2015

Michael Brown (The Left Banke) passed away on March 19, 2015, at the age of 65. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Michael Brown on Legacy.com.
Michael David Lookofsky
April 25, 1949 - March 19, 2015

Mike Porcaro (Toto) passed away on March 15, 2015, at the age of 59. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Mike Porcaro on Legacy.com.
Michael Joseph Porcaro
May 29, 1955 - March 15, 2015

Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) passed away on March 11, 2015, at the age of 67. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Jimmy Greenspoon on Legacy.com.
James Greenspoon
February 7, 1948 - March 11, 2015

Lesley Gore passed away on February 16, 2015, at the age of 68. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Lesley Gore on Legacy.com.
Lesley Sue Goldstein
May 2, 1946 - February 16, 2015

Joe Mauldin, bassist for Buddy Holly's Crickets, passed away on February 7, 2015, at the age of 74. R.I.P.
Joe Benson Mauldin, Jr.
July 8, 1940 - February 7, 2015

Musician and producer Kim Fowley passed away on January 15, 2015, at the age of 75. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Kim Fowley on Legacy.com.
Kim Vincent Fowley
July 21, 1939 - January 15, 2015

Curtis Lee passed away on January 8, 2015, at the age of 75. R.I.P.
Guest book/obituary for Curtis Lee on Legacy.com.
Curtis Edwin Lee
October 28, 1939 - January 8, 2015

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