I’m over fifty. It goes with the territory.
Most of my favorites are long gone.
August 6th 2004, a sad day in music history. Rest in peace Rick James.
At my age, way too many of them are gone. One favorite was Jim Croce.
There are quite a few singers that are not around anymore I am still a fan of. Ronnie Van Zant , Gregg Allman, Gordon Lightfoot and Glen Frey are just a few along with some others mentioned above.
Well, I am a fan of a lot of singers who have passed away.
The name that immediately came to my mind after reading this question is
Michael Jackson. Who does not love the “King of Pop”? I remember that my father
used to listen to his tracks when I was a child. That is how I became his fan.
I also enjoy songs by Aretha Franklin. I recently discovered her tracks thanks
to this site: https://www.play-up.co.uk . I was listening to music while cooking and one of her songs came up. I
instantly loved it and decided to look into her. The following article made me
admire her: http://mentalfloss.com/article/580116/aretha-franklin-facts . Another artist whom I quite like is Avicii. I have not checked out his
posthumous album yet, but I am looking forward to do so. I found this review
quite interesting: https://djmag.com/longreads/avicii%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98tim%E2%80%99-anthemic-journey-out-edm-demonstrates-his-artistic-legacy-exclusive-first . Have any of you listened to the record?
There are quite a few. A lot of musicians from the sixties and seventies believed in the sex, drugs, and rock and roll mantra. Drugs took many of their lives.
The one I listen to the most though would be Tom Petty. A lot of great songs.
Anything from country to pregressive rock.