Malcolm James McCormick January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018 Mac Miller

Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, and record producer.

In 2010, he signed a record deal with Pittsburgh-based indie record label Rostrum Records. He subsequently began recording his debut studio album Blue Slide Park, and released it on November 8, 2011. The album went on to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, making it the first independently distributed debut album to top the chart since Tha Dogg Pound’s 1995 album, Dogg Food.

In early 2013, Miller launched REMember Music, his own record label imprint, named after a friend who died. Miller’s second album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, was released on June 18, 2013. In January 2014, Miller announced he was no longer signed to Rostrum Records. In October 2014, it was reported Miller signed a record deal for him and his label REMember, with Warner Bros. Records. He was a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman, producing music for SZA, Vince Staples, Lil B, Ab-Soul, Riff Raff, Smoke DZA, and himself.

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Edward Calhoun King September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018

Edward Calhoun King September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018 was an American musician. He was the guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and guitarist and bassist for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1996.
King was one of the founding members of Strawberry Alarm Clock, formed in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s.The band’s largest success was with the single “Incense and Peppermints” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. While with the band he played both electric guitar and bass guitar.

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Aretha Louise Franklin March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an
American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child
singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her
father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she
embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but
achieving only modest success.

After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved
commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You
Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think”.

By the end of the 1960s she was being called “the Queen of Soul”.
Franklin recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way
I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Young, Gifted and Black (1972)
and Amazing Grace (1972) before experiencing problems with her record
company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin
left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with the
albums Jump to It (1982) and Who’s Zoomin’ Who? (1985), and her part
in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot
100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and 20 number-one
R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s
history. Franklin’s other well-known hits include “Rock Steady”, “Jump
to It”, “Freeway of Love”, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”, “Chain of Fools”,
“Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”, “Something He
Can Feel”, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (with George Michael),
and a remake of The Rolling Stones song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.

She won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling musical
artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide.

Franklin received numerous honors throughout her career including a
1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she
became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to
the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was
inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed
in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including
the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and the 100 Greatest Singers of
All Time.

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