Each year we see new talent rising to the top but the often forgotten golden boys and girls of their time are so forgotten after all. If nothing else Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s death taught us that much. Let’s look at 10 Goldies’ who started out with us in 2017 but won’t be finishing the year with their fans and family.
10 – Peter Sarstedt, January 2017, The English Singer and Songwriters claim to fame was, “Where do you go My Lovely”. He passed away at the age of 75.
9 – Tommy Allsup, January 2017, The Big Bopper star passed away at the age of 85 this January. He was a top leaguer many remember as their hero.
8 – Butch Trucks, January 2017, one of the original line up members of The Allman Brothers Band died at the age of 69. Do you remember those drum hits?
7 – Geoff Nicholls, January 2017, he rocked the keyboard for one of the most heard British bands Black Sabbath. Nicholls passed away at the age of 68.
6 – David Axelrod, February 2017, a leading Jazz musician of the 70s, 80s, and 90s he passed away at the age of 85 and left 13 albums for his fans.
5 – Al Jarreau, February 2017, this seems to be a bad year for Jazz lovers. 7 Grammy Award winning singer who gave us hits like, “After All” left at the age of 76.
4 – Chuck Berry, March 2017, one of the rock and roll pioneering kings who left us at the age of 90 and fans singing “Berry B. Goode”.
3 – Bruce Langhorne, April 2017, the Tambourine Man is not with us anymore. Yes, Bob Dylan is among the fans of this legend who left us at the age of 79.
2 – Cuba Gooding Sr., April 2017, a great R&B musician who entertained us for decades was found dead in his car at the age of 72 this April.
1 – Chester Bennington, July 2017, well we all know about how Chester left us and it breaks our hearts that we won’t be hearing any more from this legend.