Monday, December 27, 2010

People We Lost In 2010 R.I.P.

On the news of R&B’s Teena Marie passing yesterday, it’s only fit to give honorable acknowledgments to the people who have passed on in 2010. Guru was one of the biggest losses this year, a major pillar in hip hop. His death impacted the music community at large and will continue to be felt for many years to come. Other notables in music, sports and the entertainment world are featured below.

Guru fr. Gangstarr (real name Keith Elam)

Gregory Issacs (Reggae artist)

Michael 'Eyedea' Larson (underground rapper/free stylist)

Dennis Hopper (Actor)

Solomon Burke (R&B singer)

Dick Griffey (Record executive SOLAR Records)

Manute Bol (Basketball athlete)

Marvin Isley (bassist for the Isley Brothers)

Garry Shider (guitarist for Parliament - Funkadelic)

Robert Wislon (bassist for The Gap Band)

Doug Fieger (lead singer for The Knack)

Alex Chilton ( lead singer for The Box Tops)

John Wooden (Basketball athlete and coach)

Ronnie James Dio (Heavy Metal singer/musician)

Paul Gray (bassist for Slipknot)

Hank Jones (Jazz bassist)

Pete Steele (bassist and singer for Type O Negative)

Uncle Jamm's Army Roger Clayton (DJ & Concert Promoter)

Herb Cohen (Artist manager for Frank Zappa)

Peter Graves (Actor)

J.D. Salinger (author 'The Catcher and the Rye')

Apache (rapper)

Jay Reatard (musician)

Teddy Pendergrass (R&B singer)

Yabby You (Reggae/Dancehall artist)

Arrow (Soca artist/musician)

Art Clokey (children’s animator/claymator)

Teena Marie (R&B singer)

Alexander McQueen (Fashion designer)

Bob Guccione (Magazine publisher of Penthouse)

Corey Haim (Teen Actor)

Ali-Ollie Woodson (singer from the Temptations)

George Steinbrenner (owner New York Yankees)

Tony Curtis (Actor)

Albertina Walker (Gospel singer)

Tom Bosley (TV Actor)

Sparky Anderson (Major League Baseball manager)

Leslie Nielsen (Actor)

Blake Edwards (Movie director)

Captain Beefheart (Musician)

Bob Feller (Cleveland Indians MLB Hall of Famer/pitcher)

Lena Horne (Jazz Singer)

James Moody (Jazz Musician)

Don Meredith (Monday Night Football sportscaster)

Dino De Laurentiis (Movie director)

Gary Coleman (Child TV Actor)

Andy Irons (Surfer/athlete)

Barbara Billingsley (TV Actress)

Maurice Lucas (Basketball athlete)

Magnolia Shorty (Female rapper)

Arthur Penn (TV, Movie director)

Eddie Fisher (50's singer)

Steve Cannell (Televison writer)

Solomon Burke (R&B singer)

Rue McClanahan (TV Actress)

Edwin Newman (TV reporter/anchorman)

Sally Menke (Quentin Tarantino film editor)

George Blanda (Football athlete)

Jack Tatum (Footbal athlete)

John Forsythe (TV Actor)

Art Linkletter (Broadcaster/Interviewer)

Merlin Olsen (Football athlete/TV Actor)

Mitch Miller (Columbia Records executive/musician)

Dixie Carter (TV Actress)

Willie Davis (Baseball athlete)

Jim Marshall (rock photographer)

Malcolm McLaren (artist manager/culture icon)

Lynn Redgrave (Actress)

Frank Frazetta (artist/illustrator Conan covers)

Ron Banks (singer from the Dramatics)

Bernie Wilson (baritone singer for Harold and the Blue Notes)

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