RIP: Earl Scruggs, bluegrass legend [News Article]

RIP: Michael Hossack, Doobie Brothers drummer [News Article]

RIP: Jimmy Ellis, frontman of the Trammps [News Article]

RIP: Davy Jones of The Monkees [News Article]

RIP: Billy Strange, singer/songwriter, collaborated with Elvis and The Beach Boys [News Article]

RIP: Christopher Reimer, guitarist for Women [News Article]

RIP: Michael Davis, bassist for the MC5 [News Article]

RIP: Jodie Christian, jazz musician and co-founder of the AACM [News Article]

RIP: Whitney Houston [News Article]

RIP: Luis Alberto Spinetta of Argentine rock group Almendra [News Article]

RIP: Mike Kelley, artist and founding member of Destroy All Monsters [News Article]

RIP: Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train [News Article]

RIP: King Stitt, rap reggae pioneer [News Article]

RIP: Clare Fischer, multi-genre pianist, composer, and arranger [News Article]

RIP: Winston Riley, reggae musician and producer [News Article]

RIP: Etta James [News Article]

RIP: Johnny Otis, R&B pioneer, bandleader, and disc jockey [News Article]

RIP: Jimmy Castor, influential (and oft-sampled) funk musician [News Article]

RIP: Stefano Scodanibbio, contrabass soloist, worked with Xenakis, Nono [News Article]

RIP: Tom Ardolino, drummer for NRBQ [News Article]