MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2016

 

 

 

 

 

MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2016

 

 

 

 

2016 GRIM & GHASTLY

A DARK YEAR IN MUSIC

 

(also in music) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aleppo Slaughter, Zika, US Elections, Brexit, Terrorism in Europe and Elsewhere (30,000 Deaths), Battlefield Deaths (112,000), Hottest Year On Record, Lots of Shootings in the U.S., Orlando Nightclub Massacre, Global Hacking, & yes! Krakow becoming one of the most polluted cities of the world! & Boulez, Bowie, Cohen, Oliveros, Subversa, Vega... 

 

 

 

 

 YOU WANT IT DARKER?  KEEP GOING...

 

 

 

 

Brian Eno:   "I think we underwent a mass disillusionment in 2016, and finally realised it's time to jump out of the saucepan"

 

 

 

 

2016 set to take its place alongside 9/11, 24/7 and 360 as numerical descriptors that become words. 

theguardian

 

 

 

 George R.R. Martin: 'Let This Wretched Year Come to an End'.

 Famous author writes in his blog:

"Death, death, and more death ... this year just keeps getting worse and worse,"

 "Please, let this wretched year come to an end."

 

 

 

Goodbye, 2016. We Couldn’t Take It Anymore                       WIRED   Dec. 31, 2016

 

 

 

What a 2016 of a year. Never again

theguardian.com 

 

 

 

GOODBYE TO A TERRIBLE YEAR                                                                                                                            Rolling Stone

 

 

 

2016: Worst. Year. Ever?

The New York Times 

 

 

 

Death stars: music’s great losses of 2016                                  The Guardian    Dec. 29, 2016

 

 

 

2016 begins and ends with music deaths

AFP Dec. 26, 2016

 

 

 

 

This is a common feeling and widely-held view among lots of people around the globe.

What I am offering in the below subpages is a highly subjective and individual selection from a list that is too long to be pianlessly quoted here. In 2015 we lost Ornette Coleman, B.B. King, Clark Terry, Ben E. KIng and Natalie Cole among others, but the real Cornucopia of Death for 2016 was opened by Lemmy Kilmister who died suddenly and rather unexpectedly on December 28, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Well, for all of you who got seriously depressed, The New Yorker offers some freaky consolation:

 

The Worst Year Ever, Until Next Year

 

 So we'll just have to wait and see. That's the only way to check.

 

But do not despair. Listen to Brian Eno again:

 

 

 "Inequality eats away at the heart of a society, breeding disdain, resentment, envy, suspicion, bullying, arrogance and callousness. If we want any decent kind of future we have to push away from that, and I think we're starting to. There's so much to do, so many possibilities. 2017 should be a surprising year."

 

 

 

 

 


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