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Gone But Not Forgotten

 A partial list of those who have left us.
 
Their music will live on forever...
 
For the listing of deceased artists by month of death (anniversary date), go to the Memorial Page.
For the listing in chronological order (by year), please see We Will Always Remember

 Al Alberts
 10 Aug 1922 - 27 Nov 2009
 
Al Goodman (Ray, Goodman & Brown)
30 Mar 1943 - 27 Jul 2010
 
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)
27 Nov 1935 - 01 Oct 1975
 
Al Jarreau
12 Mar 1940 - 12 Feb 2017
 
Al Martino
 07 Oct 1927 - 13 Oct 2009
 
 Al Wilson
19 Jun 1939 - 21 Apr 2008
 
Alan Freed
15 Dec 1921 - 20 Jan 1965
 
Alan O'Day
03 Oct 1940 - 17 May 2013
 
Alex Chilton (The Box Tops)
28 Dec 1950 - 17 Mar 2010
 
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
19 Dec 1944 - 06 Mar 2013
 
Alvin Stardust
27 Sep 1942 - 23 Oct 2014

Andrea True
26 Jul 1943 - 07 Nov 2011
 
Andrew Gold
02 Aug 1951 - 03 Jun 2011 
 
Andy Gibb
05 Mar 1958 - 10 Mar 1988
 
Andy Williams
03 Dec 1927 - 25 Sep 2012

Annette Funicello
22 Oct 1942 - 08 Apr 2013

Arthur Conley
04 Jan 1946 - 17 Nov 2003

Arthur Ferrante
07 Sep 1921 - 19 Sep 2009

Barbara Cowsill
12 Jul 1928 - 31 Jan 1985

Barbara George
16 Aug 1942 - 10 Aug 2006

Barry Cowsill
14 Sep 1954 - 2005*
*Exact date of death unknown; Barry perished in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and his remains were discovered on Dec. 28, 2005

Barry White
12 Sep 1944 - 04 Jul 2003

B.B. King
16 Sep 1925 - 14 May 2015

Ben E. King
28 Sep 1938 - 30 Apr 2015

Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band)
04 Apr 1948 - 11 Nov 1972

Betty Everett
23 Nov 1939 - 19 Aug 2001

The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson)
24 Oct 1930 - 03 Feb 1959

Bill Cowsill
09 Jan 1948 - 18 Feb 2006

Bill Haley
06 Jul 1925 - 09 Feb 1981

Bill Pinkney (original Drifters)
15 Aug 1925 - 04 Jul 2007

Billy Francis (Dr. Hook)
16 Jan 1942 - 23 May 2010

Billy Fury
17 Apr 1940 - 28 Jan 1983

Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
03 Jun 1952 - 28 Jan 2009

Billy Preston
02 Sep 1946 - 06 Jun 2006

Bo Diddley
30 Dec 2008 - 02 June 2008

Bob Burns (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
24 Nov 1950 - 03 Apr 2015

Bob Crewe
12 Nov 1930 - 11 Sep 2014

Bob Hite (Canned Heat)
26 Feb 1943 - 05 Apr 1981

Bob Marley
06 Feb 1945 - 11 May 1981

Bob Welch
31 Jul 1946 - 07 Jun 2012

Bobbie Smith (The Spinners)
10 Apr 1936 - 16 Mar 2013

Bobby Bloom
1946 - 28 Feb 1974

Bobby Darin
14 May 1936 - 20 Dec 1973

Bobby Fuller
22 Oct 1942 - 18 Jul 1966

Bobby Hatfield
10 Aug 1940 - 05 Nov 2003

Bobby Hebb
26 Jul 1938 - 03 Aug 2010

Bobby Nunn (The Coasters)
20 Sep 1925 - 05 Nov 1986

Bobby "Boris" Pickett
11 Feb 1938 - 25 Apr 2007

Bobby Russell
19 Apr 1940 - 19 Nov 1992

Bobby Vee
30 April 1943 - 24 Oct 2016

Bobby Womack
04 March 1944 - 27 Jun 2014

Boots Randolph
03 Jun 1927 - 03 Jul 2007

Brian Cole (The Association)
08 Sep 1942 - 02 Aug 1972

Brian Connolly (Sweet)
05 Sep 1945 - 10 Feb 1997

Brian Jones
28 Feb 1942 - 03 Jul 1969

Brook Benton
19 Sep 1931 - 09 Apr 1988

Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield)
09 Sep 1946 - 01 Oct 2004

Buddy Holly
07 Sep 1936 - 03 Feb 1959

Carl Gardner
29 Apr 1928 - 12 Jun 2011
 
Carl Perkins
09 Apr 1932 - 19 Jan 1998
 
Carl Wilson
21 Dec 1946 - 06 Feb 1998
 
Carter Cornelius (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose)
05 Oct 1948 - 07 Nov 1991
 
Casey Kasen
27 Apr 1932 - 15 Jun 2014

Mama Cass Elliot
19 Sep 1941 - 29 Jul 1974
 
Cassie Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
09 Jan 1948 - 20 Oct 1977
 
Charles Brown
13 Sep 1922 - 21 Jan 1999

Charlie Rich
14 Dec 1932 - 25 Jul 1995

Chas Chandler (The Animals)
18 Dec 1938 - 17 Jul 1996

Chris Squire (Yes)
04 Mar 1948 - 28 Jun 2015

Chuck Berry
18 Oct 1926 - 18 Mar 2017

Cilla Black
27 May 1943 - 01 Aug 2015

Clarence Burke, Jr. (The Five Stairsteps)
25 May 1949 - 26 May 2013

Clarence Clemons
11 Jan 1942 - 18 Jun 2011

Claydes Charles Smith (Kool & the Gang)
06 Sep 1948 - 20 Jun 2006

Clay Cole
01 Jan 1938 - 18 Dec 2010

Clyde McPhatter (The Drifters)
15 Nov 1932 - 13 Jun 1972

Conway Twitty
01 Sep 1933 - 05 Jun 1993

Cornell Gunter (The Coasters)
14 Nov 1936 - 26 Feb 1990

Cory Wells (Three Dog Night)
05 Feb 1941 - 20 Oct 2015

Cozy Powell (The Jeff Beck Group)
29 Dec 1947 - 05 Apr 1998

Crispian St. Peters
05 Apr 1939 - 08 Jun 2010

Cub Koda (Brownsville Station)
01 Oct 1948 - 01 Jul 2000

Cuba Gooding, Sr. (The Main Ingredient)
27 Apr 1944 - 20 Apr 2017

Curtis Lee
28 Oct 1939 - 08 Jan 2015

Cynthia Lennon
10 Sept 1939 - 01 Apr 2015

Cynthia Robinson (Sly & the Family Stone)
12 Jan 1944 - 23 Nov 2015

Dale Houston (Dale & Grace)
23 Apr 1940 - 27 Sep 2007

Dale Hawkins
22 Aug 1936 - 13 Feb 2010

Damon Harris (The Temptations)
17 Jul 1950 - 18 Feb 2013

Dan Fogelberg
13 Aug 1951 - 16 Dec 2007

Dan Hartman
 08 Dec 1950 - 22 Mar 1994

Dan Peek (America)
01 Nov 1950 - 24 Jul 2011

Dan Seals
08 Feb 1948 - 25 Mar 2009

Dave Prater (Sam & Dave)
09 May 1937 - 09 Apr 1988

Dave Somerville (The Diamonds)
02 Oct 1933 - 14 Jul 2015

David Bowie
08 Jan 1947 - 10 Jan 2016

David Lynch (The Platters)
03 Jul 1929 - 02 Jan 1981

David Ruffin (Temptations)
18 Jan 1941 - 01 Jun 1991

Davy Jones
30 Dec 1945 - 29 Feb 2012

Dean Paul Martin
17 Nov 1951 - 21 Mar 1987

Dee Clark
07 Nov 1938 - 07 Dec 1990

Dee Dee Warwick
25 Sep 1945 - 18 Oct 2008

Del Shannon
30 Dec 1939 - 08 Feb 1990

Delaney Bramlett
01 Jul 1939 - 27 Dec 2008

Dennis Wilson
04 Dec 1944 - 28 Dec 1983

Dennis Yost (Classics IV)
1943 ? - 07 Dec 2008

Denny Doherty
29 Nov 1940 - 19 Jan 2007

Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield)
30 Sep 1940 - 31 Jan 2009

Dick Clark
30 Nov 1929 - 18 Apr 2012

Dickie Goodman
19 Apr 1934 - 06 Nov 1989

Dobie Gray
26 Jul 1940 - 06 Dec 2011

Don Kirshner
17 Apr 1934 - 17 Jan 2011

Don Murray (Turtles)
08 Nov 1945 - 22 Mar 1996

Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)
24 Nov 1941 - 13 May 2012

Donna Summer
31 Dec 1948 - 17 May 2012

Donnie Brooks
06 Feb 1936 - 23 Feb 2007

Donny Hathaway
01 Oct 1945 - 13 Jan 1979

Doris Coley (The Shirelles)
02 Aug 1941 - 04 February 2000

Doris Troy
06 Jan 1937 - 16 February 2004

Doug Fieger
20 Aug 1952 - 14 February 2010

Duane Allman
20 Nov 1946 - 29 Oct 1971

Dusty Springfield
16 Apr 1939 - 02 Mar 1999

Earl "Speedo" Carroll (The Cadillacs)
02 Nov 1937 - 25 Nov 2012

Eartha Kitt
17 Jan 1927 - 25 Dec 2008

Ed Townsend
16 Apr 1929 - 11 Aug 2003

Eddie Cochran
03 Oct 1938 - 17 Apr 1960

Eddie Kendricks
17 Dec 1939 - 05 Oct 1992

Eddie Rabbitt
27 Nov 1941 - 07 May 1998

Eddy Arnold
15 May 1918 - 05 May 2008

Edward Patten (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
27 Aug 1939 - 25 Feb 2005

Edwin Starr
21 Jan 1942 - 02 Apr 2003

Ellie Greenwich
 23 Oct 1940 - 26 Aug 2009

Elvis Presley
08 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977

Eric Allendale (The Foundations)
04 Mar 1936 - 23 Aug 2001

Eric Carr (KISS)
12 July 1950 -  24 Nov 1991

Ernie K-Doe
22 Feb 1936 - 05 Jul 2001

Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes)
22 Jul 1941 -  11 Feb 2009
 
Etta James
25 Jan 1938 -  20 Jan 2012
 
Eugene Record (The Chi-Lites)
23 Dec 1940 - 22 Jul 2005
 
Little Eva Boyd
29 Jun 1943 -  09 Apr 2003
 
Eydie Gormé
16 Aug 1928 -  10 Aug 2013
 
Florence Ballard
30 Jun 1943 - 22 Feb 1976
 
Fontella Bass
03 Jul 1940 - 26 Dec 2012
 
Frank Sinatra, Jr.
10 Jan 1944 - 16 Mar 2016
 
Frank Zappa
21 Dec 1940 - 04 Dec 1993
 
Frankie Ford
04 Aug 1939 - 28 Sep 2015

Frankie Lymon
30 Sep 1942 - 27 Feb 1968
 
Freddie Fender
04 Jun 1937 - 14 Oct 2006
 
Freddie Garrity (Freddie and the Dreamers)
14 Nov 1940 - 19 May 2006
 
Freddie Mercury
05 Sep 1946 - 24 Nov 1991
 
Freddie Scott
24 Apr 1933 - 04 Jun 2007

Gayle McCormick (Smith)
26 Nov 1948 - 01 Mar 2016
 
Gene Clark (The Byrds)
17 Nov 1944 - 24 May 1991
 
Gene McDaniels
12 Feb 1935 - 29 Jul 2011

Gene Pitney
17 Feb 1941 - 05 April 2006
 
Gene Vincent
11 Feb 1935 - 12 Oct 1971

George Harrison
25 Feb 1943 - 29 Nov 2001
 
George Jones
12 Sep 1931 - 26 Apr 2013
 
Sir George Martin
03 Jan 1926 - 08 Mar 2016
 
George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker Band)
11 Oct 1947 - 29 Jun 2007
 
George "Shadow" Morton
03 Sep 1941 - 14 Feb 2013
 
Georgeanna Tillman (The Marvelettes)
06 Feb 1943 - 06 Jan 1980
 
Gerry Goffin
11 Feb 1939 - 19 Jun 2014
 
Gerry Rafferty
16 Apr 1947 - 04 Jan 2011
 
Gladys Horton (Marvelettes)
30 May 1945 - 26 Jan 2011
 
Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper)
10 Nov 1947 - 19 Oct 1997
 
Glenn Frey (The Eagles)
06 Nov 1948 - 18 Jan 2016
 
Gogi Grant
20 Sep 1924 - 10 Mar 2016
 
Gordon Waller (Peter & Gordon)
04 Jun 1945 - 17 Jul 2009
 
Gram Parsons
05 Nov 1946 - 19 Sep 1973
 
Greg Lake
10 Nov 1947 - 07 Dec 2016
 
Guy Mitchell
27 Feb 1927* - 01 Jul 1999
*Note - Some sources report Guy Mitchell's date of birth as 22 Feb 1927; others show him as having been born 27 Feb 1927. I went with the date that showed up the most often in Net searches.
 
Hank Ballard
18 Nov 1927 - 02 Mar 2003

Harry Chapin
07 Dec 1942 - 16 Jul 1981
 
Harry Nilsson
15 Jun 1941 - 15 Jan 1994
 
Herb Reed (The Platters) 
07 Aug 1931 - 04 Jun 2012
 
Ike Turner 
05 Nov 1931 - 12 Dec 2007
 
Isaac Hayes
20 Aug 1942 - 10 Aug 2008

J. Frank Wilson
11 Dec 1941 - 04 Oct 1991
 
 J. Geils (J. Geils Band)
20 Feb 1946 - 11 Apr 2017
 
Jack Bruce
14 May 1943 - 25 Oct 2014
 
Jack Ely (The Kingsmen)
11 Sep 1943 - 28 Apr 2015
 
Jackie Wilson
09 Jun 1934 - 21 Jan 1984
 
James Brown
03 May 1933 - 25 Dec 2006
 
Jan Berry
03 Apr 1941 - 26 Mar 2004
 
Jance Garfat (Dr. Hook)
03 Mar 1944 - 06 Nov 2006

Janis Joplin
19 Jan 1943 - 04 Oct 1970
 
Jay Traynor (Jay & The Americans)
 30 Mar 1943 - 02 Jan 2014
 
Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
01 Apr 1954 - 05 Aug 1992
 
Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf)
24 Oct 1946 - 28 Nov 1993
 
Jerry Garcia
01 Aug 1942 - 09 Aug 1995
 
Jerry Leiber
25 Apr 1933 - 22 Aug 2011
 
Jerry Reed
20 Mar 1937 - 01 Sep 2008
 
Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
02 Aug 1944 - 28 Jan 2005

Jim Croce
10 Jan 1943 - 20 Sep 1973

Jim Hager
30 Aug 1941 - 01 May 2008
 
Jim Morrison
08 Dec 1943 - 03 Jul 1971
 
Jimi Hendrix
27 Nov 1942 - 18 Sep 1970
 
Jimmy Boyd
09 Jan 1939 - 07 Mar 2009
 
Jimmy Castor
23 Jun 1940 - 16 Jan 2012
 
Jimmy Dean
10 Aug 1928 - 13 Jun 2010
 
Jimmy Greenspoon (3 Dog Night)
07 Feb 1948 - 11 Mar 2015
 
Jimmy Jones
02 Jun 1930 - 02 Aug 2012
 
Jimmy McCulloch (Wings)
04 Jun 1952 - 27 Sep 1979
 
Jimmy Ruffin
07 May 1936 - 17 Nov 2014
 
Joe Cocker
20 May 1944 - 22 Dec 2014
 
Joe Mauldin (The Crickets)
08 Jul 1940 - 07 Feb 2015
 
Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers)
09 Sep 1940 - 05 Sep 1978
 
Joe South
28 Feb 1940 - 05 Sep 2012
 
Joe Tex
08 Aug 1933 - 13 Aug 1982
 
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
31 May 1948 - 25 Sep 1980

John Denver
31 Dec 1943 - 12 Oct 1997

John Entwistle
09 Oct 1944 - 27 Jun 2002

John Lennon
09 Oct 1940 - 08 Dec 1980
 
John Panozzo (Styx)
20 Sep 1948 - 16 Jul 1996
 
John Phillips
30 Aug 1935 - 18 Mar 2001
 
John Stewart
05 Sep 1939 - 19 Jan 2008
 
John Walker (Walker Brothers)
12 Nov 1943 - 07 May 2011
 
Johnny Burnette
25 Mar 1934 - 14 Aug 1964
 
Johnny Cash
26 Feb 1932 - 12 Sep 2003
 
Johnny Cymbal
03 Feb 1945 - 16 Mar 1993
 
Johnny Maestro
07 May 1939 - 24 Mar 2010
 
Johnny Otis
28 Dec 1921 - 17 Jan 2012
 
Johnny Paycheck
31 May 1938 - 19 Feb 2003
 
Johnny Preston
18 Aug 1939 - 04 Mar 2011
 
Jon Hager
30 Aug 1941 - 09 Jan 2009
 
Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
09 Jun 1941 - 16 Jul 2012
 
June Carter Cash
23 Jun 1929 - 15 May 2003
 
June Pointer
30 Nov 1953 - 11 Apr 2006

Karen Carpenter
02 Mar 1950 - 04 Feb 1983
 
Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
02 Nov 1944 - 10 Mar 2016

 
Keith Knudsen (The Doobie Brothers)
18 Feb 1948 - 08 Feb 2005

Keith Moon
23 Aug 1947 - 07 Sep 1978
 
Keith Relf (The Yardbirds)
22 Mar 1943 - 14 May 1976
 
Kelly Groucutt (ELO)
08 Sep 1945 - 19 Feb 2009
 
Kim Fowley
21 Jul 1939 - 15 Jan 2015
 
King Curtis
07 Feb 1934 - 13 Aug 1971
 
King Floyd
13 Feb 1945 - 06 Mar 2006

Kurt Winter (The Guess Who)
02 Apr 1946 - 14 Dec 1997
 
Kyu Sakamoto
10 Nov 1941 - 12 Aug 1985
 
Larry Hoppen (Orleans)
1951 - 24 Jul 2012
 
Larry Verne
08 Feb 1936 - 08 Oct 2013
 
Laura Branigan
03 Jul 1957 - 26 Aug 2004
 
Laura Nyro
18 Oct 1947 - 08 Apr 1997
 
LaVern Baker
11 Nov 1929 - 10 Mar 1997
 
Lawrence Payton (The Four Tops)
02 Mar 1938 - 20 Jun 1997
 
Lee Hazlewood
09 Jul 1929 - 04 Aug 2007
 
Lennie Baker (Sha Na Na)
18 Apr 1946 - 24 Feb 2016
 
Leon Russell
02 Apr 1942 - 13 Nov 2016
 
Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
02 Apr 1952 - 27 Jul 2001
 
Les Paul
09 Jun 1915 - 13 Aug 2009
 
Lesley Gore
02 May 1946 - 16 Feb 2015
 
Levi Stubbs
06 Jun 1936 - 17 Oct 2008
 
Levon Helm
26 May 1940 - 19 Apr 2012
 
Linda McCartney
24 Sep 1941 - 17 Apr 1998
 
Lou Rawls
01 Dec 1933 - 06 Jan 2006
 
 Lou Reed
02 Mar 1942 - 27 Oct 2013
 
Luther Ingram
30 Nov 1937 - 19 Mar 2007
 
Luther Vandross
20 Apr 1951 - 01 Jul 2005
 
Lynn Anderson
26 Sep 1947 - 30 Jul 2015

Major Harris
09 Feb 1947 - 09 Nov 2012
 
Major Lance
04 Apr 1939 - 03 Sep 1994
 
Marc Bolan
30 Sep 1947 - 16 Sep 1977

Mariska Veres (Shocking Blue)
01 Oct 1947 - 02 Dec 2006
 
Mark Dinning
17 Aug 1933 - 22 Mar 1986
 
Marshall Leib (The Teddy Bears)
26 Jan 1939 - 15 Mar 2002
 
Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley & His Comets)
01 Sep 1933 - 25 May 2013
 
Marv Johnson
15 Oct 1938 - 16 May 1993

Marvin Gaye
02 Apr 1939 - 01 Apr 1984
 
Marvin Hamlisch
02 Jun 1944 - 06 Aug 2012

Mary Wells
13 May 1943 - 26 Jul 1992
 
Mary Travers
09 Nov 1936 - 16 Sep 2009
 
Maurice Gibb
22 Dec 1949 - 12 Jan 2003
 
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
19  Dec 1941 - 04 Feb 2016
 
Melvin Franklin (The Temptations)
12 Oct 1942 - 23 Feb 1995
 
Merle Haggard
06 Apr 1937 - 06 Apr 2016
 
Michael Brown (The Left Banke)
25 Apr 1949 – 19 Mar 2015
 
Michael Hossack (The Doobie Brothers)
17 Oct 1946 – 12 Mar 2012
 
Michael Jackson
29 Aug 1958 - 25 Jun 2009
 
Mickey Baker (Mickey & Sylvia)
15 Oct 1925 - 27 Nov 2012
 
Mike Porcaro (Toto)
29 May 1955 – 15 Mar 2015
 
Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five)
06 Dec 1943 - 28 Feb 2008
 
Milan Williams (The Commodores)
28 Mar 1948 - 09 Jul 2006

Minnie Riperton
08 Nov 1947 - 12 Jul 1979
 
Miriam Makeba
04 Mar 1932 - 09 Nov 2008
 
Mitch Miller
04 Jul 1911 - 31 Jul 2010
 
Murray "the K" Kaufman
14 Feb 1922 - 21 Feb 1982
 
Natalie Cole
06 Feb 1950 - 31 Dec 2015
 
Nickolas Ashford
04 May 1942 - 22 Aug 2011
 
Nicolette Larson
17 Jul 1952 - 16 Dec 1997
 
Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
25 Dec 1945 - 11 May 2003
 
Norman Harris (MFSB)
14 Oct 1947 - 20 Mar 1987
 
Norman "Hurricane" Smith
22 Feb 1923 - 03 Mar 2008
 
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (The Isley Brothers)
25 Dec 1937 - 31 Mar 1986
 
Oliver (William Oliver Swofford)
22 Feb 1945 - 12 Feb 2000

Otis Redding
09 Sep 1941 - 10 Dec 1967
 
Pat Upton (Spiral Starecase)
1940 - 27 Jul 2016
 
Patsy Cline
08 Sep 1932 - 05 Mar 1963
 
Patti Page
08 Nov 1927 - 01 Jan 2013
 
Paul Revere (The Raiders)
07 Jan 1938 - 04 Oct 2014
 
Paul Davis
21 Apr 1948 - 22 Apr 2008
 
Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane)
17 Mar 1941 - 28 Jan 2016
 
Percy Sledge
25 Nov 1940 - 14 Apr 2015
 
Pervis Jackson (The Spinners)
17 May 1938 - 18 Aug 2008
 
Pete Ham (Badfinger)
27 Apr 1947 - 24 Apr 1975

Pete Quaife (The Kinks)
31 Dec 1943 - 23 Jun 2010
 
P.F. Sloan
18 Sep 1945 - 15 Nov 2015
 
 Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers)
19 Jan 1939 - 03 Jan 2014
 
Philippé Wynne (The Spinners)
03 Apr 1941 - 14 Jul 1984
 
Phoebe Snow
17 Jul 1950 - 26 Apr 2011
 
Prince
07 Jun 1958 - 21 Apr 2016
 
Ral Donner
10 Feb 1943 - 06 Apr 1984
 
Ray Charles
23 Sep 1930 - 10 June 2004
 
Ray Collins (Mothers of Invention)
19 Nov 1936 - 24 Dec 2012
 
Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
12 Feb 1939 - 20 May 2013

Ray Peterson
23 Apr 1939 - 25 Jan 2005
 
R.B. Greaves
28 Nov 1943 - 27 Sep 2012
 
Reg Presley (The Troggs)
12 Jun 1941 - 04 Feb 2013
 
Richard Manuel (The Band)
03 Apr 1943 - 04 Mar 1986
 
Richard Street (The Temptations)
05 Oct 1942 - 27 Feb 2013
 
Richie Havens
21 Jan 1941 - 22 Apr 2013
 
Richie Ingui (Soul Survivors)
15 Nov 1947 -13 Jan 2017
 
Rick Coonce (The Grass Roots)
01 Aug 1946 - 25 Feb 2011
 
Rick Danko (The Band)
29 Dec 1942 - 10 Dec 1999
 
Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five)
05 Aug 1940 - 11 Feb 2013
 
Rick James
01 Feb 1948 - 06 Aug 2004
 
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
28 Jul 1943 - 15 Sep 2008
 
Ricky Nelson
05 Aug 1940 - 31 Dec 1985

Ritchie Valens
13 May 1941 - 03 Feb 1959
 
Rob Grill
30 Nov 1943 - 11 Jul 2011
 
Robert Palmer
19 Jan 1949 - 26 Sep 2003
 
Robin Gibb
22 Dec 1949 - 20 May 2012
 
Rod Price (Foghat)
22 Nov 1947 - 22 Mar 2005
 
Roger Miller
02 Jan 1936 - 25 Oct 1992
 
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)
08 Sep 1945 - 08 Mar 1973
 
Ron Townson (The 5th Dimension)
20 Jan 1933 - 02 Aug 2001
 
Ronald White (The Miracles)
05 Apr 1939 - 26 Aug 1995
 
Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
10 Nov 1950 - 14 Mar 2011
 
Ronnie Lane (Faces)
01 Apr 1946 - 04 Jun 1997
 
Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
15 Jan 1948 - 20 Oct 1977

Roy Orbison
23 Apr 1936 - 06 Dec 1988

Sam Cooke
22 Jan 1931 - 11 Dec 1964
 
Sammy Johns
07 Feb 1946 - 04 Jan 2013
 
Scott McKenzie
10 Jan 1939 - 18 Aug 2012
 
Shawn Lane (Black Oak Arkansas)
21 Mar 1963 - 26 Sep 2003
 
Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane)
15 Sep 1941 - 28 Jan 2016
 
Skeeter Davis
30 Dec 1931 - 19 Sep 2004
 
Solomon Burke
21 Mar 1940 - 10 Oct 2010
 
Sonny Bono
16 Feb 1935 - 05 Jan 1998
 
Sonny Geraci
22 Nov 1946 - 05 Feb 2017
 
Sonny James
01 May 1928 - 22 Feb 2016
 
Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane)
07 Apr 1938 - 11 Jan 2005
 
Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
14 Sep 1949 - 20 Oct 1977
 
Stevie Wright (The Easybeats)
20 Dec 1947 - 27 Dec 2015
 
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)
06 Jan 1946 - 07 Jul 2006
 
Sylvia Robinson
06 Mar 1936 - 29 Sep 2011

Syreeta Wright
03 Aug 1946 - 06 Jul 2004

Tammi Terrell
29 Apr 1945 - 16 Mar 1970
 
Teddy Pendergrass
26 Mar 1950 - 13 Jan 2010
 
Terry Melcher
08 Feb 1942 - 19 Nov 2004
 
Terry Stafford
22 Nov 1941 - 17 Mar 1996
 
Tim Hardin
23 Dec 1941 - 29 Dec 1980
 
Timi Yuro
04 Aug 1940 - 30 Mar 2004
 
Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury)
12 Apr 1932 - 30 Nov 1996
 
Tom Fogerty (CCR)
09 Nov 1941 - 06 Sep 1990
 
Tommy Boyce
29 Sep 1939 - 23 Nov 1994
 
Tommy Edwards
17 Feb 1922 - 22 Oct 1969
 
Tommy Ramone
29 Jan 1949 - 11 Jul 2014
 
Tony Meehan (The Shadows)
02 Mar 1943 - 28 Nov 2005
 
Tony Williams (The Platters)
05 Apr 1928 - 14 Aug 1992
 
Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)
13 Nov 1947 - 25 Feb 1993
 
Van McCoy
06 Jan 1944 - 06 Jul 1979
 
Warren Zevon
24 Jan 1947 - 07 Sep 2003
 
Wilson Pickett
18 Mar 1941 - 19 Jan 2006
 
Wolfman Jack (Robert Weston Smith)
21 Jan 1938 - 01 Jul 1995
 
Zal Yanovsky (Lovin' Spoonful)
19 Dec 1944 - 13 Dec 2002
 
Zola Taylor (The Platters)
17 Mar 1938 - 30 Apr 2007

For a much more comprehensive list of artists who have passed away since 2008, check out a page that shares its name with this one but is on another site! Gone But Not Forgotten on the Jersey Girls Sing website features a listing of (way too many) singers and musicians from all genres who've left us from 2008 onward, as well as a second listing of non-musical entertainers and other famous folks. Each name listed is a link to an info page for that person on the World Wide Web. Many thanks to Ronnie Allen for putting that exceptional page together!

Note - The Dead Rock Stars Club has been an invaluable resource in the ongoing construction of this page, as are Who's Alive and Who's Dead and Wikipedia.

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