Vangelis- Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou 29 March 1943 – 17 May 2022

Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou 29 March 1943 – 17 May 2022), known professionally as Vangelis was a Greek musician and composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He was best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

Mickey Leroy Gilley March 9, 1936 – May 7, 2022

Mickey Leroy Gilley March 9, 1936 – May 7, 2022 was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well. Among his biggest hits are “Room Full of Roses”, “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time”, and the remake of the Soul hit “Stand by Me”. Gilley has charted 42 singles in the top 40 on the US Country chart. He was a cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley, Sonny Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart.

Naomi Judd-Diana Ellen Judd; January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022

Naomi Judd-Diana Ellen Judd; January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022 was an American country music singer and actress. In 2021, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Judds alongside her daughter Wynonna. With her daughter Wynonna Judd, she formed the highly successful singing duo known as the Judds.
As country music’s most famous mother–daughter team, the Judds scored twenty top-10 hits (including fifteen at number one) and went undefeated for eight consecutive years at all three major country music awards shows. In addition, the duo won five Grammy Awards and a vast array of other awards and honors

Randy Rand , – April 26, 2022

Randy Rand , – April 26, 2022 whose real name is Randall Schuchart, is an American musician who played the role of bassist in the hard-rock group Autograph . Prior to the creation of Autograph, Randy Rand was the bassist on Masters of the Airwaves , Wolfgang and The Offenders , before accompanying Lita Ford in 1983. Since the separation of Autograph in 1989, Autograph is an American glam metal band formed in Pasadena, California in 1984, best known for their hair metal anthem “Turn Up the Radio”. The song was their only top-40 hit, making them a one-hit wonder.

William Dale Fries Jr. November 15, 1928 – April 1, 2022,

William Dale Fries Jr. November 15, 1928 – April 1, 2022, best known by his stage name C. W. McCall, was an American singer who wrote truck-themed outlaw country songs. McCall is best known for the 1976 No. 1 hit song, “Convoy”, which came at the peak of the CB radio fad in the United States. In 1978, the movie Convoy was released, based on the C. W. McCall song..

Thomas Anthony Parker 4 August 1988 – 30 March 2022

Thomas Anthony Parker 4 August 1988 – 30 March 2022 was an English singer, best known for being a member of the British boy band The Wanted. In 2013, Parker appeared with his bandmates in the E! channel reality television series The Wanted Life. After the band’s hiatus in 2014, Parker embarked on a solo career.

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Jeff Carson – Jeffrey Lee Herndon; December 16, 1963 – March 26, 2022

Jeff Carson – Jeffrey Lee Herndon; December 16, 1963 – March 26, 2022 was an American country music artist. Originally a session musician in Branson, Missouri, and later a demo singer, he was signed to Curb Records in 1995, releasing his self-titled debut album that year, followed by Butterfly Kisses in 1998 and Real Life in 2002. He charted 14 singles on the Billboard country charts, including the Number One hit “Not on Your Love”, the Top Ten hits “The Car” and “Holdin’ Onto Somethin'”, and the Top 20 “Real Life (I Never Was the Same Again)”. He retired from music in 2009 and became a police officer.