2016 in music

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This topic covers notable events and articles related to 2016 in music.

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58th Annual Grammy Awards
Record of the Year: Uptown FunkMark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars • Album of the Year: 1989Taylor Swift • Song of the Year: Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran • Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Billboard Music Awards
Artist of the Year: Adele • New Artist of the Year: Fetty Wap • Top Hot 100 Song: See You Again • Top Billboard 200 Album: 25
MTV Video Music Awards
Video of the Year: "Formation" • Best Male Video: "This Is What You Came For" • Best Female Video: "Hold Up" • New Artist: DNCE
MTV Europe Music Awards
Best Song: "Sorry (Justin Bieber song)" • Best Video: "Starboy (The Weeknd song)" • Best Female: Lady Gaga • Best Male: Shawn Mendes

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Guided By Voices Are Back in Action". Pitchfork Media. February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Glenn Danzig, Misfits to Reunite for First Time in 33 Years". May 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Young, Alex. "Crosby, Stills, and Nash have broken up". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Gilbert Kaplan, conductor – obituary
  6. ^ UK hip-hop producer Mark B has died
  7. ^ Gilberto Mendes (1922–2016): Sailing in the Ocean of Creativity
  8. ^ Roma, addio a Rino Salviati, voce e chitarra di "Prigioniero di un sogno" (in Italian)
  9. ^ Ratliff, Ben (2016-01-05). "Paul Bley, Adventurous Jazz Pianist, Dies at 83". New York Times. Retrieved 2016-03-02. 
  10. ^ Jason Mackenroth, Former Rollins Band Drummer, Dies at 46
  11. ^ El Paso music legend Long John Hunter dies
  12. ^ German entertainer Achim Mentzel dies at 69
  13. ^ Pierre Boulez – obituary
  14. ^ We Remember: Nick Caldwell of the Whispers Dies at 71
  15. ^ Hanna-Marie Weydahl (in Norwegian)
  16. ^ Kitty Kallen, Big Band Singer of ‘Bésame Mucho,’ Dies at 94
  17. ^ Troy Shondell, Singer of 'This Time (We're Really Breaking Up),' Dies at 76
  18. ^ Soul legend Otis Clay dies at 73
  19. ^ Bakersfield Sound pioneer Red Simpson dies at 81
  20. ^ Glam rock cult hero Brett Smiley dies in NYC at age 60
  21. ^ "David Bowie is dead at 69". 
  22. ^ "Dansbandsdrottningen Carina Jaarnek död" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  23. ^ Glenn Frey, guitarist for the Eagles, dies at 67 – The Washington Post
  24. ^ Solhaug, Espen Amundrud (2016-01-26). "Komponist Leif Solberg (101) er død". Oppland Arbeiderblad (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  25. ^ "Friends, Colleagues Remember Guitarist TJ Tindall, Part Of The Musical Foundation Of The Sound Of Philadelphia". 
  26. ^ Signe Anderson, original Jefferson Airplane singer, dead at 74 | Daily Mail Online
  27. ^ Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner dies at 74 – SFGate
  28. ^ "Maurice White, Earth, Wind and Fire co-founder, Dies at 74". MyFox8.com. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  29. ^ Rissanen, Virve (2016-02-04). "Kapellimestari Ulf Söderblom on kuollut". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  30. ^ Aslaksen, Eilif (2016-02-19). "Harald Devold er død". Nordlys (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  31. ^ "Bøffen fra Olsen Banden er død". Fyens Stiftstidende (in Danish). 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  32. ^ "Country singer Sonny James dies at 87". Tennessean.com. 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 
  33. ^ Tersmeden, Carl Bruno (2016-02-29). "Josefin Nilsson är död". Fyens Stiftstidende (in Swedish). Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  34. ^ "One Step Closer To You" singer Gavin Christopher dies
  35. ^ "Sir George Martin dies at 90". 
  36. ^ "Legendary Calgary 'country gentleman' Ray Griff dies at the age of 75". Calgary Herald. March 11, 2016. 
  37. ^ Jeff, Tamarkin (2016-03-09). "Brazilian Percussionist Naná Vasconcelos Dies at 71". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  38. ^ Jeff, Tamarkin. "Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist and co-founder dies in Santa Monica". TeamRock.com. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  39. ^ Sidney E. Mear
  40. ^ Rap pioneer Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45
  41. ^ Latin Jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri dies at age 83
  42. ^ Bill Henderson, Jazz Vocalist and Actor, Dies at 90
  43. ^ Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies at 79
  44. ^ "Argentine tango composer Mariano Mores dies". Fox News Latino. EFE. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  45. ^ Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park
  46. ^ "Lonnie mack Services, Burial, in Hometown This Week", http://eaglecountryonline.com/local-article/lonnie-mack-services-burial-in-hometown-this-week/
  47. ^ Disco-legendaren Sydney Onayemi död (in Swedish)
  48. ^ Olle Ljungström (54) er død Archived 2016-05-06 at the Wayback Machine. (in Norwegian)
  49. ^ Riki Sorsa on kuollut (in Finnish)
  50. ^ Lasse Mårtenson har avlidit (in Swedish)
  51. ^ Jazzmusikern Fredrik Norén död (in Swedish)
  52. ^ Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza dies after collapsing on stage | Music | The Guardian
  53. ^ [1] (in Swedish)
  54. ^ Dave Swarbrick obituary
  55. ^ Bobby Curtola, Former Canadian Teen Idol, Dies at 73
  56. ^ Renowned soprano and longtime Tanglewood teacher Phyllis Curtain passes away at 94
  57. ^ Baden verliert bedeutenden Kirchenmusiker: Rolf Schweizer im Alter von 80 Jahren gestorben (in German)
  58. ^ Умер известный новосибирский музыкант и дирижер (фото) (in Russian)
  59. ^ Terje Fjærn er død (in Norwegian)
  60. ^ RIP: J. Reilly Lewis, 1944–2016
  61. ^ حبیب محبیان درگذشت (in Persian)
  62. ^ Singer Christina Grimmie is dead after being shot at Orlando concert
  63. ^ "Chips Moman obituary". Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  64. ^ Prince Be, Who Infused Rap With Mysticism, Dies at 46
  65. ^ Amjad Sabri: Pakistani Sufi singer shot dead in Karachi | World news | The Guardian
  66. ^ NEKROLOG: En stor original i dansk musik er død (in Danish)
  67. ^ Dansk sangerinde er død af kræft (in Danish)
  68. ^ Blue Öyster Cult, The Clash Producer Sandy Pearlman Dead at 72: Report
  69. ^ "Legendary NEKTAR Frontman Roye Albrighton Passes". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  70. ^ Musician, Geraldine native Pat Upton dies at 75
  71. ^ Finnish composer Rautavaara dies at 87
  72. ^ Ricci Martin Dies: Entertainer & Youngest Son Of Dean Martin Was 62
  73. ^ Famed opera singer Patrice Munsel, who left Spokane for Met fame, dies at 91
  74. ^ Snaffu Rigor, 69
  75. ^ Songwriter Richard Fagan Dead at 69
  76. ^ Aos 50 anos, morre o cantor Vander Lee, em Minas Gerais Archived 2016-08-10 at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese)
  77. ^ Para compartir esta nota utiliza los íconos que aparecen en el sitio. (in Spanish)
  78. ^ B.E. Taylor, known for Christmas concerts, dies at 65
  79. ^ Valencia Dolores Vargas died in the earthquake, famous for his "Achilipú"
  80. ^ Ruby Winters Jenkins
  81. ^ Jimmy Levine Dies...
  82. ^ Singer Glenn Yarbrough dead at 86
  83. ^ Ruby Wilson, ‘Queen of Beale Street,’ dies at 68
  84. ^ Connie Crothers, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Instructor, Dies at 75
  85. ^ Matt Roberts dead aged 38 | Daily Mail Online
  86. ^ Architects guitarist Tom Searle dies aged 28 after losing three-year battle with cancer
  87. ^ Keepnews, Peter (22 August 2016). "Toots Thielemans, Jazz Harmonica Player, Is Dead at 94". The New York Times. p. A20. 
  88. ^ "Fred Hellerman, 89, the last of the Weavers". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  89. ^ "Singer-Comedian Kacey Jones Dead at 66". Rolling Stone. 
  90. ^ Jerry Heller, Early N.W.A Manager, Dies at 75
  91. ^ Techno-Szene trauert Hamburger DJ Gary D. ist tot (in German)
  92. ^ R.I.P. R&B superproducer and musician Fred McFarlane
  93. ^ Clifford Joseph Trahan Obituary
  94. ^ "R&B singer Clifford Curry dies at 79". The Tennessean. 
  95. ^ استاد تار ایران درگذشت (in Persian)
  96. ^ Graham Wiggins, a.k.a. Dr. Didg, Passes Away
  97. ^ Prince Buster dead: Ska and rocksteady pioneer dies at 78
  98. ^ Christopher Stone, Dead at 81
  99. ^ Passing of Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan (as) 12 September, 2016, Munich Germany
  100. ^ Jerry Corbetta, Lead Singer for Sugarloaf, Dies
  101. ^ Force MD's member Trisco Pearson has passed away
  102. ^ Qiao Renliang passes away from committing suicide
  103. ^ "Bobby Breen Obituary". Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  104. ^ Micki Marlo, Popular 1950s Singer and Nightclub Performer, Dies at 88
  105. ^ Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo killed in fiery crash
  106. ^ Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Member John D. Loudermilk Dies At 82
  107. ^ Producer Kashif, Whitney Houston Collaborator and B.T. Express Member, Dead at 59
  108. ^ Ehemaliger Ärzte-Bassist Hagen Liebing ist tot (in German)
  109. ^ Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard dead at 82
  110. ^ Joe Clay, a Gretna musician with a rockabilly sound, has died
  111. ^ Divertis actor Ioan Gyuri Pascu dies of heart attack in Bucharest. He was 55
  112. ^ Cantaretul de muzica populara Aurelian Preda a murit, la doar 47 ani. Solistul suferea de cancer de mai multi ani (in Romanian)
  113. ^ Dödsannons (in Swedish)
  114. ^ In His Safety: Gospel singer Lecresia Campbell has died
  115. ^ Nora Dean dead at 72
  116. ^ Little Royal
  117. ^ Remembering WNYC Host Oscar Brand
  118. ^ Michael Casswell R.I.P
  119. ^ Nekrolog: Lilleba Lund Kvandal (in Norwegian)
  120. ^ Country crooner Toni Williams dies
  121. ^ Steve Byrd (1955–2016)
  122. ^ World class Gilbert and Sullivan tenor dies, aged 100
  123. ^ Preminula pevačica Ljupka Dimitrovska Kalogjera (in Bosnian)
  124. ^ Karl David Van Hoesen
  125. ^ Joan Marie Johnson Faust, founding member of The Dixie Cups, dies
  126. ^ R.I.P. Caroline Crawley
  127. ^ Basul Pompeiu Harasteanu a murit la varsta de 81 de ani (in Romanian)
  128. ^ Anne Pashley, Olympic athlete and opera singer – obituary
  129. ^ Obituary: Don Ciccone 1946 – 2016
  130. ^ Bored Nothing, Melbourne musician Fergus Miller, dies aged 26 after battle with depression
  131. ^ Boom Boom Satellites' Vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima Passes Away
  132. ^ Fallece el creador de La Sonora Ponceña Quique Lucca (in Spanish)
  133. ^ 'King of drums' Guy Nadon dies at 82
  134. ^ A murit cunoscutul muzician Marin Pechea Petrache (in Romanian)
  135. ^ Malian music in mourning: Techno Issa Issa Bagayogo said bows
  136. ^ Peter Reynolds 1958 – 2016 Archived 2016-11-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  137. ^ Motown songwriter Robert Bateman dies at 80
  138. ^ R.I.P. legendary Chicago soul hitmaker Sonny Sanders
  139. ^ Producer Danny Champagne has died
  140. ^ Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards of The Intruders Dies at 74.
  141. ^ Songstress Achieng Abura dies at Kenyatta National Hospital
  142. ^ Mieke Telkamp (82) overleden (in Dutch)
  143. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "Pete Burns, Dead or Alive Singer, Dead at 57". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  144. ^ "Accordion Maestro Nico Carstens Dies". Channel 24. 2016-11-02. 
  145. ^ Gehr, Richard. "Leonard Cohen Dead at 82". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  146. ^ Jacques Werup död (in Swedish)
  147. ^ "Mose Allison Dies at 89". JazzTimes. 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  148. ^ Lund, Rolf Edmund (30 November 2016). "En av de store er gått bort". Altaposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  149. ^ Greg Lake, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Co-Founder, Dead at 69 – Rolling Stone
  150. ^ Pop star Junaid Jamshed among 48 killed in Pakistan plane crash | World news | The Guardian
  151. ^ Obituary: Rick Parfitt – BBC News
  152. ^ "Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies". BBC. 25 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.