November 26, 1939 - May 24, 2023
Tina Turner died peacefully after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. The American rocker was the "queen of rock 'n' roll," She won six of her eight Grammy Awards in the 1980s.
In 1988 Turner performed in Rio de Janeiro which drew 180,000 people. This remains one of the largest concert audiences for any single performer.
November 17, 1938 – May 1, 2023
Legendary Canadian folk singer-songwriter died at age 84, stated by a representative for his family. The Canadian musician behind classic ballads “Early Morning Rain” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” died at a Toronto hospital on Monday evening. Lightfoot canceled a number of planned concerts due to ill health just weeks before this news.
March 1, 1927 – April 25, 2023
Harry Belafonte was an American singer, actor and activist, who popularized calypso music in the 1950s. He was one of a few people who received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).
March 20, 1937 – April 1, 2023
Legendary Vancouver DJ Red Robinson passed away at the age of 86. He was the first disc jockey to play rock 'n roll music in Vancouver, BC.
Aug. 14, 1941 – Jan. 19, 2023
The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer died of unknown causes on Thursday. The iconic singer of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was 81.
Feb. 1, 1968 – Jan. 12, 2023
The only child of Elvis Presley went into cardiac arrest on Thursday and was taken to hospital. On Tuesday she attended the Golden Globes to watch Austin Butler’s award for playing her father in Elvis.
Rapper Takeoff, best known as one-third of the hip-hop group Migos, was shot and killed Tuesday morning, a rep confirmed. The Grammy-nominated hitmaker died in a shooting after a fight broke out over a dice game at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston, TMZ reported. He was 28.
September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022
Olivia Newton-John, the actress and singer best known for her role as Sandy Olsson in Grease and for a long string of hits topped including 1981’s “Physical,” died on Monday, August 8. She was 73.
September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022
Meat Loaf also known as Michael Lee Aday, was born September 27, 1947, died on January 20, 2022. He was born Marvin Lee Aday and became an American singer and actor. He was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows.
.Former American's Got Talent contestant Jane 'Nightbirde' Marczewski has died at age 31, six months after her battle with cancer led her to withdraw from the competition show. The singer, from Ohio, who used the stage name Nightbirde, passed away on Sunday following months of treatment after the disease had spread to her lungs, spine, and liver, a source told TMZ.