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December 2016

George Michael dies at 53 (BBC, December 25)

Pearl Jam, Yes, ELO, Tupac, Baez, Journey make Rock Hall (Rolling Stone, December 20)

ELP's Greg Lake dies of cancer (New York Times, December 8)

Beyoncé grabs 9 Grammy nominations (New York Times, December 6)


November 2016

Punk rock items burn in London (Billboard, November 26)

Kanye cancels tour, hospitalized (People, November 21)

Dylan: too busy to attend Nobel Prize ceremony (Rolling Stone, November 17)

Jazz, blues pianist Mose Allison passes away (New York Times, November 15)

Leon Russell dies at 74 (Standard Time, November 14)

Leonard Cohen dies at 82 (New York Times, November 10)


October 2016

Two Prince releases coming (Standard Time, October 21)

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize (New York Times, October 13)

New music drops from Mars (Standard Time, October 6)

Gaga starts dive bar tour in Nashville (Billboard, October 5)

Gray plans short tour (Standard Time, October 5)


September 2016

Buckwheat Zyedeco dies at 68 of cancer (New York Times, September 24)

Gaga is coming with new CD (Standard Time, September 15)

Jerry Heller, early NWA manager, dies at 75 (Los Angeles Times, September 3)


August 2016

Chris Brown arrested, allegedly pointed gun at woman (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-chris-, August 30)

Mexican star Juan Gabriel dies (New York Times, August 28)

Lou Pearlman, nurtured careers of Backstreet Boys, 'NSync, dies (New York Times, August 23)

Jazz man Toots Thielemans dies (NPR, August 22)

McCartney goes home (Standard Time, August 17)

Kesha drops Cali lawsuit againstDr. Luke  (Billboard, August 1)


July 2016

Sandy Pearlman, producer, lyricist and more, dies (New York Times, July 27)

Alan Vega of Suicide dies at 78 (New York Times, July 17)

Joe Perry collapses at Hollywood Vampires show (Page Six, July 10)

AC/DC's Cliff Williams to retire (Billboard, July 8)


June 2016

Clarkson changes labels (Standard Time, June 24)

P-Funker Bernie Worrell dies (Standard Time, June 24)

Led Zep wins "Stairway to Heaven" case (New York Times, June 23)

Wayne Jackson of Memphis Horns dies at 74 (New York Times, June 22)

Meat Loaf collapses on stage in Canada (CBC, June 16)

Page testifies at "Stairway to Heaven" trial (New York Times, June 15)

The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie killed after show (Entertainment Weekly, June 11)

Prince died from opoid overdose (Star Tribune, June 2)

Splitsville for Swift, Harris (People, June 1)


May 2016

Original Beastie Boys member dies (Rolling Stone, May 19)

Radiohead announces new album for Sunday release (Standard Time, May 6)

Prince's addiction (New York Times, May 4)

Super concert with McCartney, Dylan, Stones, The Who set for October (Billboard, May 3)


April 2016

Billy Paul, Philly soul singer of "Me and Mrs. Jones," dies (New York Times, April 25)

The Sonics, Woogles, Whitfield tour gets canceled (Standard Time, April 22)

Prince dead at 57 (Fox 9, April 21)

Flying V guitarist Lonnie Mack dies at 74 (Standard Time, April 21)

AC/DC's Johnson still plans to record (Billboard, April 19)

Axl Rose steps in to tour with AC/DC (Billboard, April 16)

Jazz great Gato Barbieri dies at 83 (New York Times, April 2)


March 2016

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg dies at 45 (Rolling Stone, March 23)

Keith Emerson of ELP dies at 71 (Rolling Stone, March 11)

McCartney goes One on One (Standard Time, March 9)

Major Lazer plays Havana (New York Times, March 7)

Bobbi Kristina Brown cause of death revealed (CBS, March 4)

Kendrick Lamar drops new album (Billboard, March 3)

Stones play Cuba (Standard Time, March 2)


February 2016

Dr. Luke denies raping, having sex with Kesha (Rolling Stone, February 22)

Taylor Swift donates $250K to help Kesha following court decision (Billboard, February 21)

Kesha denied injunction against Dr. Luke, must record for Sony (Rolling Stone, February 19)

Rihanna postpones Anti tour dates (Los Angeles Times, February 18)

A recap of the Grammys (New York Times, February 16)

Singer Vanity, of Vanity 6, dies at 57 (New York Times, February 15)

The 2016 Grammys (Los Angeles Times, February 15)

Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin tour together (Standard Time, February 9)

Phish announce summer tour (Pollstar, February 7)

Earth, Wind & Fire co-founder dies (Rolling Stone, February 4)

Jefferson Airplane singer Signe Anderson dies at 74 (New York Times, February 2)


January 2016

Coldplay announces stadium tour (Standard Time, January 28)

Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner dies at 74 (SF Gate, January 28)

Don McLean arrested for assault (WCSH, January 18)

Glenn Frey of the Eagles dies at 67 (Standard Time, January 18)

Husband of Celine Dion dies of cancer (Entertainment Weekly, January 14)

Soul, R&B singer Otis Clay dies at 73 (New York Times, January 12)

David Bowie dies of cancer (New York Times, January 11)

Beyonce to perform with Coldplay at Super Bowl (AP, January 7)

Nicholas Caldwell of The Whispers dies (New York Times, January 7)

Natalie Cole dies at 65 (Rolling Stone, January 1)



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