Category: songwriter

Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter (born Robert Burns in Arroyo Grande, CA) – June 23, 1941 – September 23, 2019, RIP

Singer, songwriter, musician and Saturday Night Live musical director Katreese Barnes (born Katreese Darcene Barnes in Fort Carson, CO) – January 3, 1963 – August 3, 2019, RIP

Brazilian jazz and bossa nova music icon João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil) – June 10, 1931 – July 6, 2019, RIP

Rhythm & Blues and rock & roll music icon Dave Bartholomew (born David Louis Bartholomew in Edgard, LA) – December 24, 1918 – June 23, 2019, RIP

Singer, songwriter and musician Dr. John (born Malcolm John Rebennack in New Orleans, LA) – November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019, RIP

Born on this day: June 6, 1959 – Producer, songwriter and musician Jimmy Jam (born James Samuel Harris III in Minneapolis, MN). Happy 60th Birthday, Jimmy Jam!!!

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Singer, songwriter, musician and actor Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian in Nicosia, Cyprus) – August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019, RIP

Actress, model and singer Peggy Lipton (born Margaret Ann Lipton in Los Angeles, CA) – August 30, 1946 – May 11, 2019, RIP

Remembering Chic bassist, songwriter and producer Bernard Edwards (born in Greenville, NC) – October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996

Rapper and songwriter Nipsey Hussle (born Ermias Davidson Asghedom in Los Angeles, CA) – August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019, RIP