The Top 20 musicians we lost in 2016 that I will miss the most* by Polly Coufos


We begin the annual best-of series in a melancholy mood with a reminder of what we lost in the world of music…

We welcome contributions from readers… lists ,essays, whatever on the best or worst on 2016 music ,movies, sport, book, politics…

(*as at December 11. God knows who else we will lose between now and Auld Lang Syne.)

In ascending order

20. Wayne Duncan/Ross Hannaford

19. Greg Lake/ Keith Emerson

18. Alan Vega

17. Jimmy RIley

16. Freddy Powers

15. Sharon Jones

14. Wayne Jackson

13. Sonny James

12. Toots Thielemans

11. Maurice White

10. Ralph Stanley

9. Glenn Frey

8. Leon Russell

7. Scotty Moore

6. Guy Clark

lcsmall5. Leonard Cohen

4. David Bowie

3. Billy Paul

2. Merle Haggard

1. Prince

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