[#329] Musicians Who Died in 2017


Tailgating outside the pearly gates, your DJs receive musicians who passed away in 2017 and remember their contributions to popular music. The dearly departed include members of Can, Soundgarden, Grandaddy, the Pagans, Hüsker Dü and — sadly — many others.


Chuck Berry – Big Boys
The Weeds (Fred Cole) – It’s Your Time
Can (Jaki Liebezeit & Holger Czukay) – Turtles Have Short Legs
Chris Cornell – Can’t Change Me
Keene Brothers (Tommy Keene) – Evil vs. Evil
Beefeater – (Fred “Freak” Smith) Mourning
The Pagans (Mike Hudson) – Street Where Nobody Lives
Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
Grandaddy – (Kevin Garcia) The Crystal Lake
Tom Petty – The Last DJ
Hüsker Dü (Grant Hart) – Everything Falls Apart
The Smithereens ( Pat DiNizio) Girl Like You
Ralph Carney – Closet Bears

Other notable musician deaths in 2017 include, but not limited to:

  • Robert Dahlqvist (The Hellacopters)
  • Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers)
  • Geoff Nicholls (Black Sabbath)
  • Dave Rosser (Afghan Whigs)
  • Keith Mitchell (Mazzy Star)
  • C’el Revuelta (Black Flag)
  • Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine)
  • Edward Grimes (Rachel’s and Shipping News)
  • J Geils
  • Tom Edwards (Adam Ant)
  • Fats Domino
  • Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
  • Charles Manson
  • David Cassidy
  • Mel Tillis
  • Glen Campbell

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