2016 Deaths

November 23, 2017 (UTC)

Pop and rock musician and singer deaths in 2016

2015 Died in January 2016 2017

 
David Bowie was
69 years 2 days old when he died on 10 January 2016
David would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 8 January 1947
 
Gary Loizzo was
70 years 5 months old when he died on 16 January 2016
Gary would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 16 August 1945
 
Dale Griffin was
67 years 2 months 24 days old when he died on 17 January 2016
Dale would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 24 October 1948
 
Glenn Frey was
67 years 2 months 12 days old when he died on 18 January 2016
Glenn would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 6 November 1948
 
Jimmy Bain was
68 years 1 month 5 days old when he died on 24 January 2016
Jimmy would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1947
 
Colin 'Black' Vearncombe was
53 years 8 months old when he died on 26 January 2016
Colin would be 55 if still alive. He was born on 26 May 1962
 
Paul Kantner was
74 years 10 months 11 days old when he died on 28 January 2016
Paul would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 17 March 1941
 
Signe Toly Anderson was
74 years 4 months 13 days old when she died on 28 January 2016
Signe would be 76 if still alive. She was born on 15 September 1941

2015 Died in February 2016 2017

 
Maurice 'Reece' White was
74 years 1 month 16 days old when he died on 4 February 2016
Maurice would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1941
 
Dan Hicks was
74 years 1 month 28 days old when he died on 6 February 2016
Dan would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 9 December 1941
 
Vanity was
57 years 1 month 11 days old when she died on 15 February 2016
Vanity would be 58 if still alive. She was born on 4 January 1959
 
Lennie Baker was
69 years 10 months 6 days old when he died on 24 February 2016
Lennie would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 18 April 1946

2015 Died in March 2016 2017

 
George Martin was
90 years 2 months 5 days old when he died on 8 March 2016
George would be 91 if still alive. He was born on 3 January 1926
 
Jon English was
66 years 11 months 14 days old when he died on 9 March 2016
Jon would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 26 March 1949
 
Keith Emerson was
71 years 4 months 9 days old when he died on 11 March 2016
Keith would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 2 November 1944
 
Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman was
73 years 4 months 8 days old when he died on 29 March 2016
Andy would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 21 November 1942

2015 Died in April 2016 2017

 
Carlo Mastrangelo was
78 years 5 months 30 days old when he died on 4 April 2016
Carlo would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 5 October 1937
 
Merle Haggard was
79 years old when he died on 6 April 2016
Merle would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 6 April 1937
 
Dennis Davis was
64 years 7 months 9 days old when he died on 6 April 2016
Dennis would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 28 August 1951
 
Pete Zorn was
65 years 10 months 21 days old when he died on 19 April 2016
Pete would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 29 May 1950
 
Prince was
57 years 10 months 14 days old when he died on 21 April 2016
Prince would be 59 if still alive. He was born on 7 June 1958
 
Lonnie Mack was
74 years 9 months 3 days old when he died on 21 April 2016
Lonnie would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 18 July 1941
 
Billy Paul was
81 years 4 months 23 days old when he died on 24 April 2016
Billy would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 1 December 1934

2015 Died in May 2016 2017

 
Guy Clark was
74 years 6 months 11 days old when he died on 17 May 2016
Guy would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 6 November 1941
 
Nick Menza was
51 years 9 months 28 days old when he died on 21 May 2016
Nick would be 53 if still alive. He was born on 23 July 1964

2015 Died in June 2016 2017

 
Dave Swarbrick was
75 years 1 month 29 days old when he died on 3 June 2016
Dave would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 5 April 1941
 
Jim Ed Brown was
82 years 2 months 10 days old when he died on 11 June 2016
Jim would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 1 April 1934
 
Chips Moman was
79 years 1 day old when he died on 13 June 2016
Chips would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 12 June 1937
 
Henry McCullough was
72 years 10 months 24 days old when he died on 14 June 2016
Henry would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 21 July 1943
 
Ralph Stanley was
89 years 3 months 29 days old when he died on 23 June 2016
Ralph would be 90 if still alive. He was born on 25 February 1927
 
Scotty Moore was
84 years 6 months 1 day old when he died on 28 June 2016
Scotty would be 85 if still alive. He was born on 27 December 1931

2015 Died in July 2016 2017

 
Bob Garner was
70 years 2 months 1 day old when he died on 16 July 2016
Bob would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 15 May 1946
 
Gary S Paxton was
77 years 1 month 29 days old when he died on 17 July 2016
Gary would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 18 May 1939
 
Lewie Steinberg was
82 years 10 months 8 days old when he died on 21 July 2016
Lewie would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 13 September 1933

2015 Died in August 2016 2017

 
Glenn Yarbrough was
86 years 6 months 30 days old when he died on 11 August 2016
Glenn would be 87 if still alive. He was born on 12 January 1930
 
James Woolley was
49 years 10 months 19 days old when he died on 14 August 2016
James would be 51 if still alive. He was born on 26 September 1966
 
Gilli Smyth was
83 years 2 months 21 days old when she died on 22 August 2016
Gilli would be 84 if still alive. She was born on 1 June 1933
 
Toots Thielemans was
94 years 3 months 24 days old when he died on 22 August 2016
Toots would be 95 if still alive. He was born on 29 April 1922

2015 Died in September 2016 2017

 
Fred Hellerman was
89 years 3 months 19 days old when he died on 1 September 2016
Fred would be 90 if still alive. He was born on 13 May 1927
 
Prince Buster was
78 years 3 months 15 days old when he died on 8 September 2016
Prince Buster would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 24 May 1938
 
John D Loudermilk was
82 years 5 months 21 days old when he died on 21 September 2016
John would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 31 March 1934
 
Buckwheat Zydeco was
68 years 10 months 10 days old when he died on 24 September 2016
Buckwheat would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 14 November 1947
 
Little Royal Torrence was
82 years 10 months 9 days old when he died on 29 September 2016
Little Royal would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 20 November 1933
 
Oscar Brand was
96 years 7 months 23 days old when he died on 30 September 2016
Oscar would be 97 if still alive. He was born on 7 February 1920

2015 Died in October 2016 2017

 
Rod Temperton was
66 years 11 months 27 days old when he died on 5 October 2016
Rod would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 9 October 1949
 
Don Ciccone was
70 years 7 months 10 days old when he died on 8 October 2016
Don would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 28 February 1946
 
Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards was
74 years 7 months 23 days old when he died on 15 October 2016
Robert would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 22 February 1942
 
Pete Burns was
57 years 2 months 18 days old when he died on 23 October 2016
Pete would be 58 if still alive. He was born on 5 August 1959
 
Bobby Vee was
73 years 5 months 24 days old when he died on 24 October 2016
Bobby would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 30 April 1943

2015 Died in November 2016 2017

 
Kay Starr was
94 years 3 months 13 days old when she died on 3 November 2016
Kay would be 95 if still alive. She was born on 21 July 1922
 
Eddie Harsch was
59 years 5 months 8 days old when he died on 4 November 2016
Eddie would be 60 if still alive. He was born on 27 May 1957
 
Leonard Cohen was
82 years 1 month 17 days old when he died on 7 November 2016
Leonard would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 21 September 1934
 
Victor Bailey was
56 years 7 months 15 days old when he died on 11 November 2016
Victor would be 57 if still alive. He was born on 27 March 1960
 
Leon Russell was
74 years 7 months 11 days old when he died on 13 November 2016
Leon would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 2 April 1942
 
Mose Allison was
89 years 4 days old when he died on 15 November 2016
Mose would be 90 if still alive. He was born on 11 November 1927
 
Sharon Jones was
60 years 6 months 14 days old when she died on 18 November 2016
Sharon would be 61 if still alive. She was born on 4 May 1956

2015 Died in December 2016 2017

 
Greg Lake was
69 years 27 days old when he died on 7 December 2016
Greg would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 10 November 1947
 
Valerie Gell was
71 years 3 months 27 days old when she died on 11 December 2016
Valerie would be 72 if still alive. She was born on 14 August 1945
 
Jim Lowe was
93 years 7 months 5 days old when he died on 12 December 2016
Jim would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 7 May 1923
 
Rick Parfitt was
68 years 2 months 12 days old when he died on 24 December 2016
Rick would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 12 October 1948
 
George Michael was
53 years 6 months old when he died on 25 December 2016
George would be 54 if still alive. He was born on 25 June 1963
 
Debbie Reynolds was
84 years 8 months 27 days old when she died on 28 December 2016
Debbie would be 85 if still alive. She was born on 1 April 1932