In the worst start of a year for musical deaths since 2016, music stars are dying.
2016 was worse because, at the very least, the deaths in 2016 revolved around people in their late 60s, early 70s, and 2022 is about ten years later.
In early 2016 we lost
In 2022, the names aren’t as eye popping for music, Bob Saget was a major comedic actor but he wasn’t a rock star, Sidney Poitier one of the greatest actors of his generation but also not a pop star. Michael Lang was the man behind Woodstock who couldn’t get his mojo back, James Mtume (remember “Juicy Fruit”?) was heavily sampled in hip hop, Stephen Lawrence (he wrote music for “Sesame Street”), Marilyn Bergman (she wrote the lyrics to “The Windmills Of Your Mind” and “The Way We Were”), and yesterday Ronnie Spector…
Speaking of death, we also lost Wanda Young of The Marvelettes on Christmas Day, 2021.
took another iteration away from the hippies before young America caught up with him again
the legendary movie composer and sometimes popster
Several prominent rappers have signed a letter
.“Never Gonna Say Goodbye” is as touching as brushing against the wings of an Angel.
sure we are well sick of “Easy On Me”
finest sustained moments
looks like a crazy intense day
Gunna: 150,300, Abel: 148,000: it amounts to a statistical error
the police owe us an explanation.
sex and skills level the playing field