At the start of each year, I like to look at who the music world has lost in the previous 365 days. Most of the time, it’s easy to find a top ten and number one choice is fairly obvious. This isn’t most years.
2016 was a horrible year for losing members of the entertainment industry. The music industry took the largest hit with the deaths of more than fifty people. It seemed like each week a bigger name was dying.
On this year’s list five or six of them would have been number one in most years. Like I said above, 2016 wasn’t like most years.
Here’s the list of the Top Ten music industry figures to die in 2016:
There wasn’t room to honor everyone who died last year. We also lost George Michael, Sharon Jones, Maurice White, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dan Hicks and Robert Stigwood.