25 Soul Music Stars we've lost in 2018

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 these all time greats. On this page we provide a list of those artists who have died during 2018, 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 or picture 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 these all time greats. On this page we provide a list of those artists who have died during 2018, 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 or picture is a link to our written tribute to him or her.

Rest in Peace, friends. 

 

  Rick Hall (record producer) 
Denise LaSalle (blues singer)
  Betty Willis
  Danny Woods of The Chairmen of the Board 
  Edwin Hawkins (Gospel legend)
  Fred Bridges of the Brothers of Soul
  Dennis Edwards of The Temptations
Ndugu Chancler (drummer)
  Abraham McDonald (soul singer)
  Ron Dunbar (Motown songwriter)
  Yvonne Staples of The Staples Singers
  Charles Neville of The Neville Brothers
  Reginald McArthur of The Controllers
  John "Jabo" Starks (drummer)
   Reggie Lucas (songwriter and producer)
   Eddy Clearwater (blues singer)
   Ghalib Ghallab (pianist and singer)
   Joe Jackson (Jackson family patriarch)
   Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five
 Tony Showtime Riley of the Persuaders
   Anita Poree (legendary songwriter)
   Gil Small (songwriter and producer)
   Dedry Jones (media and retail personality)
   Blue Miller (guitarist and producer)
   Aretha Franklin (legendary singer)
   Danny Pearson (singer)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
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