Rock Stars and Musicians missing in 2016 leap year


It’s going to end ,finally, the most disastrous year in the history of rock music and arts. When a musician dies it’s always sad. No matter what they were like in their personal lives, their music probably helped at least one person get through a hard time. Because of this, we often feel very close to our favorite musicians and our heart breaks when we hear of recent deaths. Many of the names on this list of musicians who died in 2016 will be shocking. Even when we hear about the recent singer deaths of older musicians, it feels strange because you think of them as forever being the age that they were when you first heard their music.



Primo Brown (Roma, 14June 1976 – Roma, 1º January 2016)

Natalie Cole (Los Angeles, 6 21950 – Los Angeles, 31 december 2015)

Pierre Boulez (Montbrison, 26 3 1925 – Baden Baden, 5 january 2016)

Otis Clay (Waxhaw, 11 february 1942 – Chicago, 8 january 2016)

David Bowie (Londra, 8 january 1947 – New York, 10 january2016) January 10, 2016: After an 18-month battle with cancer, legendary musician/artist/fashion visionary David Bowie passed away surrounded by his family. He was 69. Bowie’s knack for blending musical styles like rock, jazz, cabaret, dance, electronica, and soul helped him create some of the most beloved and iconic songs in history.

Glenn Frey (Detroit, 6 novembre 1948 – New York, 18 january 2016)January 17, 2016: Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey died at the age of 67 due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

Black (Liverpool, 26 maggio 1962 – Cork, 26 january   2016)

Paul Kanter (San Francisco, 17 marzo 1941 – San Francisco, january 2016)

Maurice White (Memphis, 19 dicembre 1941 – Los Angeles, 3february 2016)

Bruce Geduldig (California, 7 may 1953- Sacramento, 7march  2016)

George Martin  (Londra, 3 January  1926 – London, 8 march 2016)

Keith Emerson (Todmorden, 2 novembre 1944 – Santa Monica, 10 march 2016)

Frank Sinatra Jr (Jersey City, 10 gennaio 1944 – Daytona Beach, 16 march   2016)

Phife Dawg (New York, 20 novembre 1970 – Contea di Contra Costa, 22 march 2016)

Gianmaria Testa (Cavallermaggiore, 17 ottobre 1958 – Alba, 30 march 2016)

Giorgio Calabrese  (Genova, 28 novembre 1929 – Roma, 31 march 2016)

Gato Barbieri (Rosario, 28 november 1932 – New York, 2 april 2016)

Leon Haywood (Houston, 11 febbruary 1942 – Los Angeles, 5 april 2016)

Prince (Minneapolis, 7 june 1958 – Chanhassen, 21 april 2016) Emergency personnel were called to Prince’s Chanhassen, Minnesota estate after receiving a call that someone was not breathing. The “Purple Rain” singer, whose real name was Prince Rogers Nelson, had been ill for weeks. He was just 57 when he passed away, apparently in his Paisley Park recording studio. A pioneering musician of Minneappolis sound, Prince combined soul, funk, rock, R&B, hip hop, disco, jazz, and many other styles into incredibly successful and critically acclaimed songs

Billy Paul (Filadelfia, 1º december 1934 – Blackwood, 24 april 2016)

Muhammed Ali 3june

Henry McCullough,   (n. 1943) 14  june2016

Scotty Moore,  (n. 1931 ) 28 june 2016

Bobby Vee,  (n. 1943) 24 ottober 2016

Leonard Choen   poet, musician, canada (n. 1934) 7 november 2016 USAN  ews of Leonard Cohen’s passing was confirmed by his label, Sony, on November 10, 2016. He was 82. The death of the music and counter culture legend was a crushing blow in a year that also saw the deaths of Prince and David Bowie, and the election of Donald Trump. No exact date or cause of death was given.

Leon Russell passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016. He was 74 years old.

Sharon Jones,   (n. 1956) 18 november 2016

Greg lake Greg Lake,  (n. 1947) 7 december  2016



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