Gone But Not Forgotten: Music’s Biggest Losses in 2012


JANUARY:      Etta James  –  one of the greatest vocalists of all-time

FEBRUARY:   Whitney Houston, Davy Jones – the Monkee all the girls loved

MARCH:          Ronnie Montrose, Earl Scruggs – legendary country music guitarist

APRIL:             Dick Clark –   American Bandstand was the MTV of its day

Levon Helm – the heart and soul of The Band

MAY:                Adam Yauch –  Beastie Boys influenced so many rap/rock bands

“Duck” Dunn –  Booker T. & The MG’s, Blues Brothers

Donna Summer – the Queen of Disco

Robin Gibb –     The Gibb brothers dominated the 70’s

JUNE:              Bob Welch – Fleetwood Mac, Ebony Eyes

JULY:              Kittie Wells (Queen of Country Music)

AUGUST:         Marvin Hamlisch (70’s soundtrack king)

SEPT:              Hal David, Andy Williams, R.B. Greaves (Take A Letter Maria)

OCT:               Natina Reed (Blaque)

NOV:               Major Harris (Love Won’t Let Me Wait), Dave Brubeck

DEC:               Jenni Rivera, Ravi Shankar