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The Last Encore 2015

by John

A collection of music by musicians who passed away in 2015. One track from each artist, in the order they departed.

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


Jan 2 2015 – Little Jimmy Dickens
Jan 13 2015 – Trevor Ward-Davies (Dozy) [Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich]
Jan 13 2015 – Ronnie Ronalde
Jan 15 2015 – Kim Fowley
Jan 17 2015 – Ian Allen [Negativland]
Jan 20 2015 – Edgar Froese [Tangerine Dream]
Jan 25 2015 – Demis Roussos
Jan 29 2015 – Rod McKuen
Feb 4 2015 – Celina González
Feb 12 2015 – Steve Strange [Visage]
Feb 16 2015 – Lesley Gore
Feb 16 2015 – Gavin Clark
Feb 21 2015 – Clark Terry
Mar 13 2015 – Daevid Allen [Gong, Soft Machine]
Mar 16 2015 – Andy Fraser [Free]
Mar 19 2015 – Michael Browne [The Left Banke]
Mar 21 2015 – Jackie Trent
Mar 26 2015 – John Renbourn [Pentangle]
Mar 31 2015 – Ralph Sharon [Tony Bennett]
Apr 5 2015 – Julie Wilson
Apr 13 2015 – Ronnie Carroll
Apr 14 2015 – Percy Sledge
Apr 27 2015 – Jack Ely [The Kingsmen]
Apr 27 2015 – Marty Napoleon [Louis Armstrong All-Stars]
May 1 2015 – Ben E. King
May 2 2015 – Guy Carawan
May 6 2015 – Errol Brown [hot Chocolate]
May 12 2015 – Packie Byrne
May 14 2015 – B.B. King
May 15 2015 – Flora MacNeil
May 21 2015 – Lynn “Twinkle” Ripley
May 21 2015 – Louis Johnson [The Brothers Johnson]
Jun 1 2015 – Jean Richie
Jun 6 2015 – Ronnie Gilbert [The Weavers]
Jun 7 2015 – Christopher Lee
Jun 9 2015 – James Last
Jun 11 2015 – Ornette Coleman
Jun 19 2015 – Harold Battiste
Jun 22 2015 – James Horner
Jun 28 2015 – Chris Squire [Yes]
Jun 29 2015 – Bruce Rowland [Fairport Convention]
Jul 1 2015 – Val Doonican
Jul 27 2015 – John Taylor
Jul 15 2015 – Harry Pitch
Jul 20 2015 – Dieter Moebius [Cluster]
Jul 20 2015 – Wayne Carson
Jul 21 2015 – Justin Lowe [After the Burial]
Jul 22 2015 – Dan Joyce [Negativland]
Jul 30 2015 – Lynn Anderson
Aug 2 2015 – Cilla Black
Aug 18 2015 – Russ Henderson
Aug 30 2015 – Joy Beverley [The Beverley Sisters]
Sep 4 2015 – Rico Rodriguez [The Specials]
Sep 7 2015 – Guillermo Rubalcaba [Buena Vista Social Club, Afro Cuban All Stars]
Sep 13 2015 – Gary Richrath [REO Speedwagon]
Sep 16 2015 – Guy Béart
Sep 21 2015 – Ray Warleigh
Sep 27 2015 – Wilton Felder
Sep 29 2015 – Phil Woods
Oct 2 2015 – Coleridge Goode [Joe Harriott Quintet]
Oct 8 2015 – Jim Diamond
Oct 11 2015 – Carey Lander [Camera Obscura]
Oct 20 2015 – Cory Wells [Three Dog Night]
Oct 20 2015 – Don Rendell
Oct 22 2015 – Mark Murphy
Oct 23 2015 – Bill Keith
Oct 24 2015 – Nat Peck [Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Orchestra]
Oct 28 2015 – Diane Charlemagne [Goldie, vocalist on “Inner City Life”]
Nov 9 2015 – Andy White [session drummer for The Beatles, Tom Jones, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry…]
Nov 10 2015 – Allen Toussaint
Nov 11 2015 – Phil Taylor [Motorhead]
Nov 23 2015 – Cynthia Robinson [Sly and the Family Stone]
Dec 3 2015 – Scott Weiland [Stone Temple Pilots]
Dec 3 2015 – Gladstone Anderson [The Upsetters, The All Stars, Roots Radics]
Dec 8 2015 – Bonnie Lou
Dec 27 2015 – Guru Josh
Dec 28 2015 – Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister [Motorhead]
Dec 28 2015 – John ‘Brad’ Bradbury [The Specials]
Dec 28 2015 – Stevie Wright [The Easybeats]
Dec 31 2015 – Natalie Cole