Farewell to Wycliffe Johnson, Chris Connor, Jesse Fortune, Marie Knight, Erich Kunzel, Richard F. Cunningham Jr. and Fred Mills.
Farewell to Willy DeVille, Billy Lee Riley, Jim Dickinson, Rashied Ali and Mike Seeger.
Farewell to Clifford "Bud" Shank, Randy Cain, Charlie Kennedy, David "Pop" Winans Sr., Monte Hale and Maurice Jarre
Farewell to Dan Seals, Uriel Jones, Ted Jarrett, Eddie Bo, Jack Lawrence, Anne Wiggins Brown, Harvey Geller, Marilyn Borden Thiel and Marty Bronson
Farewell to Donald "Ean" Evans, Vern Gosdin and Danny Gans
Farewell to "Queen of the Blues" Koko Taylor, Sam Butera and George Edwards
Farewell to Rev. Timothy Wright, John Alton Baker, Marilyn Cooper and Malcolm Walls Sr.
Farewell to Stephen Bruton, Jay Bennett, Clive Scott, Rudolph "Rudy" Anderson, Wayman Tisdale, Charles "Buddy" Montgomery, Randy Purcell, Travis Edmonson, Rafael Escalona, Nicholas Maw and Lee Solters
Eric Woolfson, co-founder of the 1970s British progressive-rock group Alan Parsons Project, known for the hits “Eye In The Sky” and “Don’t Answer Me,” died of cancer Dec. 2. He was 64.
Farewell to arranger Ray Ellis, bandleader Byron Lee, record executive Jheryl Busby, guitarist Frank Navetta, drummer Jimmy Carl Black, hip-hop record executive Shakir Stewart, Anthony Tarracino and R&B singer Nathaniel Mayer.