50 Soul Music Greats we've lost in 2017 - Our Tribute

One of our saddest jobs at SoulTracks is to inform SoulTrackers about the deaths of soul music artists.  

We feel it is part of our mission to pay tribute to the legacies of thest all time greats. On this page we provide a list of those artists who have died during 2017, and a link to our tributes to them. They are shown in the order of the date we reported on their deaths during the year. Each artist's name is a link to our written tribute to him or her.

Rest in Peace, friends. 

One of our saddest jobs at SoulTracks is to inform SoulTrackers about the deaths of soul music artists.  

We feel it is part of our mission to pay tribute to the legacies of thest all time greats. On this page we provide a list of those artists who have died during 2017, and a link to our tributes to them. They are shown in the order of the date we reported on their deaths during the year. Each artist's name is a link to our written tribute to him or her.

Rest in Peace, friends. 

  Gene Serina of the Vels
  Big Cynthia (Southern soul singer)
  Sylvester Potts of the Contours
  Richie Ingui of the Soul Survivors
  Marvell Thomas (Memphis keyboardist)
  Ronald "Bingo" Mundy of the Marcels
  Bobby Freeman (singer)
  Al Jarreau  (singer)
   Walter "Junie" Morrison (funk legend)
   Clyde Stubblefield (legendary drummer)
   Larry Coryell (guatarist)
   Leon Ware  (singer and songwriter)
   Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge
   Tommy LiPuma (jazz producer)
   
   Chuck Berry
   Clem Curtis of the Foundations
   Brenda Jones of the Jones Girls
   Linda Hopkins (Gospel and Blue singer)
   Scotty Miller of Instant Funk
   Sylvia Moy (Motown songwriter)
   Cuba Gooding, Srof The Main Ingredient
   Kerry Turman (Temptations bass player)
   Pierre DeMudd of the Dazz Band
   Jimmy Hayes of the Persuasions
   Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers
   Curtis Womack
   Eddie Lewis of The Olympics
   Geri Allen (pianist and composer)
   John Blackwell of the New Power Generation
   Pede Marshall of The Choice Four
   L.C. Cooke (singer)
   Chuck Loeb (musician and composer)
   Benard Ighner (singer and songwriter)
   Melissa Bell of Soul II Soul
   Rick Stevens of Tower of Power
   King Raymond Green of Black Heat
   Charles Bradley (soul singer)
   Tom Petty (Rock star)
   Jerry Ross (Songwriter and Producer)
   Bunny Sigler (singer and songwriter)
   Grady Tate (drummer and singer)
   Debbie Wright (P-Funk and Parlet singer)
   Marvin Ruffin (Detroit singer)
   Robert Knight (singer and songwriter)
   Billy "Stix" Nicks (Motown drummer)
   Warren "Pete" Moore of the Miracles
   Grady Washington (singer)
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
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