Music Deaths 2018 Alphabetized and Graded

Written by | January 4, 2020 4:30 am | No Comments

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Aretha Franklin – Queen of soul – A+
Avicii – EDM sstar – A-
Celeste Rodrigues – Fado singer – B
Charles Aznavour – French singer – A
Craig Mack – Puff Daddy’s first find – C
Dave Holland – Judas Priest Drummer – C+
Dennis Edwards – The Contours, The Temptations singer – B-
Dolores O’Riordan – Lead singer with the Cranberries – B+
Joe Jackson – One of pop music’s greatest villains – C+
Ken Dodd – singer and comedian via the UK – B+
Mac Miller – White raps great hope – B
Marin Mazzie – Top Broadway singer – B
Mark E. Smith – the rebellious jukebox guy – A+
Marty Balin – The Airplane guy – B
Michael White – A Thompson Twin – C
Pete Shelley- The Buzzcock – B+
Ray Thomas – A Moody Blue – B
Richard Swift – Former Shin – C+
Ray Sawyer – Dr. Hook – B
Roy Carr – Co-wrote the Illustrated Record Elvis Presley – B
Scott Hutchison – The Frightened rabbit – A
Tab Hunter – 50s pop idol who came out many years later – B-
Tony Joe White – Prk Salad Annie guy – B+
Vic Damone – Sinatra wannabe – C+
XXXTentacion – SoundCloud rap giant – A+

Comment: XXX and Aretha, from opposite ends of the lifespan, die in the same year

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