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The Last Encore 2012

by John

A collection of music by musicians who passed away in 2012. One track from each artist, in the order they departed.

2012 was the first year of the project so the list here is by no means complete. These were the musicians who made the news and I happened to come across during that year. The impetus came when I heard about Etta James; one of my favourite soul singers. She had a wonderfully rich and powerful voice. I do wish I could have heard her live.

The embedded Spotify player is capped at 200 songs. Use the Spotify web player to listen to the full list.


Jan 17 2012 – Johnny Otis
Jan 20 2012 – Etta James
Feb 11 2012 – Whitney Houston
Feb 17 2012 – Michael Davis [MC5]
Feb 29 2012 – Davy Jones [The Monkees]
Mar 8 2012 – Jimmy Ellis [The Trammps]
Mar 12 2012 – Michael Hossack [Doobie Brothers]
Mar 28 2012 – Earl Scruggs
Apr 12 2012 – Andrew Love [The Memphis Horns]
Apr 19 2012 – Levon Helm [The Band]
Apr 19 2012 – Greg Ham [Men At Work]
Apr 23 2012 – Tommy Marth [The Killers]
May 4 2012 – Adam “MCA” Yauch [Beastie Boys]
May 13 2012 – Donald “Duck” Dunn [Booker T. & the M.G.’s]
May 16 2012 – Chuck Brown
May 17 2012 – Donna Summer
May 20 2012 – Robin Gibb [Bee Gees]
Jun 4 2012 – Herb Reed [The Platters]
Jul 16 2012 – Jon Lord [Deep Purple]
Jul 31 2012 – Bill Doss [Apples in Stereo]
Aug 7 2012 – Marvin Hamlisch
Aug 18 2012 – Scott McKenzie
Sep 25 2012 – Andy Williams
Dec 5 2012 – Dave Brubeck
Dec 11 2012 – Ravi Shankar
Dec 26 2012 – Fontella Bass