RIP: Don Kirshner, Brill Building publisher, The Monkees producer [News Article]

RIP: Trish Keenan from Broadcast [News Article]

RIP: Bobby Robinson, record producer, songwriter, Happy House owner [News Article]

RIP: Jesus "Jess" Porras of The Mixtures [News Article]

RIP: Phil Kennemore, Y&T bassist [News Article]

RIP: Mick Karn, bassist for Japan [News Article]

RIP: Gerry Rafferty [News Article]

RIP: Bobby Farrell of disco group Boney M [News Article]

RIP: Teena Marie [News Article]

RIP: Captain Beefheart (a.k.a. Don Van Vliet) [News Article]

RIP: James Moody, jazz saxophonist and flutist [News Article]

RIP: Henryk Górecki, avant-garde composer [News Article]

RIP: James Phelps, soul singer [News Article]

RIP: Andy Kotowicz, Sub Pop VP of sales and marketing [News Article]

RIP: Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician [News Article]

RIP: Ari Up of The Slits [News Article]

RIP: Marion Brown, avant-garde jazz saxophonist [News Article]

RIP: Micheal Larsen, a.k.a. rapper Eyedea [News Article]

RIP: Solomon Burke, the King of Rock & Soul [News Article]

RIP: Aaron-Carl Regland, founder of Wall Shaker Music and Detroit house DJ [News Article]