Tina Turner November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023

Tina Turner November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023 was an American-born and naturalized Swiss singer, dancer, actress and author. Widely referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, she rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer.
The duo Ike & Tina Turner became “one of the most formidable live acts in history”.[5] They released hits such as “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, “River Deep – Mountain High”, “Proud Mary” and “Nutbush City Limits”, before disbanding in 1976.
In the 1980s, Turner launched “one of the greatest comebacks in music history”. Her 1984 multi-platinum album Private Dancer contained the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became her first and only number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. Aged 44, she was the oldest female solo artist to top the Hot 100. Her chart success continued with “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “Typical Male”, “The Best”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight” and “GoldenEye”. During her Break Every Rule World Tour in 1988, she set a then-Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience (180,000) for a solo performer.
Turner also acted in the films Tommy (1975) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). In 1993, What’s Love Got to Do with It,

Timothy Gregg Bachman August 1, 1951 – April 28, 2023

Timothy Gregg Bachman (August 1, 1951 – April 28, 2023) was a Canadian guitarist and vocalist best known for his work with rock bands Brave Belt and Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO). Bachman was one of the four founding members of BTO, a group that have sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide and also featured his brothers Randy (guitar/vocals) and Robbie (drums

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. November 17, 1938 – May 1, 2023

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. November 17, 1938 – May 1, 2023 was a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and was known internationally as a folk-rock legend.”His name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness.”
Lightfoot’s songs, including “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early Morning Rain”, “Steel Rail Blues”, “Ribbon of Darkness”—a number one hit on the U.S. country chart with Marty Robbins’s cover in 1965—and “Black Day in July”, about the 1967 Detroit riot, brought him wide recognition in the 1960s. Canadian chart success with his own recordings began in 1962 with the No. 3 hit “(Remember Me) I’m the One”, followed by recognition and charting abroad in the 1970s. He topped the US Hot 100 or AC chart with the hits “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970), “Sundown” (1974); “Carefree Highway” (1974), “Rainy Day People” (1975), and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976), and had many other hits that appeared in the top 40.

Harry Belafonte Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927 – April 25, 2023

Harry Belafonte Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927 – April 25, 2023 was a Jamaican-American singer, actor and activist, who popularized calypso music with international audiences in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) was the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Belafonte was best known for his recordings of “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

Wayne Swinny March 22, 2023

Wayne Swinny March 22, 2023 is the lead guitarist of the band “Saliva,” a rock band that was formed in Bartlett, Tennessee, in 1996. He was one of the founding members and was in the original line-up of the band as the guitarist.

Robert Hunter Caldwell August 15, 1951 – March 14, 2023

Robert Hunter Caldwell August 15, 1951 – March 14, 2023 was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He released several albums spanning R&B, soul, jazz, and adult contemporary. He is known for his soulful and versatile vocals. Caldwell released the hit single and his signature song “What You Won’t Do for Love” from his double platinum debut album Bobby Caldwell in 1978. After several R&B and smooth jazz albums, Caldwell turned to singing standards from the Great American Songbook. He wrote many songs for other artists, including the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single “The Next Time I Fall” for Amy Grant and Peter Cetera. Caldwell’s music is frequently sampled by hip hop and R&B artists.

Gary Robert Rossington December 4, 1951 – March 5, 2023

Gary Robert Rossington December 4, 1951 – March 5, 2023 was an American musician and songwriter. He was the last original member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, in which he played lead and rhythm guitar. Rossington was also a founding member of the Rossington Collins Band, along with former bandmate Allen Collins.

Burt Freeman Bacharach

Burt Freeman Bacharach May 12, 1928 – February 8, 2023 was an American composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist who composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He was one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.