In Memoriam

 
David Bowie illustration by Andrew Spear.

So long, David Bowie

  So long, David Bowie! Since the dawn of the Space Age, several cosmic souls have too briefly graced our…

February 4th, 2016 | | Guest Blog/In Memoriam
Natalie Cole promo photo

Remembering R&B legend Natalie Cole

On December 31, 2015, a statuesque songbird flew away from her perch to the heavens above. Natalie Maria Cole was…

January 6th, 2016 | | Guest Blog/In Memoriam
Bruce Lundvall

A farewell to Blue Note’s Bruce Lundvall, Sept. 13, 1935–May 19, 2015

Bruce Lundvall’s passing was a sad occasion and a great loss to jazz and the music community as a whole….

June 26th, 2015 | | In Memoriam
Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles, dead at 59

By 1977, Knuckles had left New York to run Chicago…

April 1st, 2014 | | In Memoriam
Duke-and-Billy

George Duke

As a world wide web of George Duke fans have taken to the Internet today to fellowship and favorite, I keep coming back to this video…

August 6th, 2013 | | In Memoriam
Bobby_Bland

Wax Poetics Presents

Bobby “Blue” Bland, soul and blues pioneer, died at age eighty-three on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in his home outside of Memphis, Tennessee.

June 24th, 2013 | | In Memoriam/Playlists
The Doors - L.A. Woman

Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek, founding member of the Doors, has passed away at age seventy-four on May 20, 2013.

May 20th, 2013 | | In Memoriam
illustration by Overton Lloyd via Instagram

Cordell “Boogie” Mosson

P-Funk bassist Cordell “Boogie” Mosson passed away on April 18, 2013, at the age of sixty.

April 30th, 2013 | | In Memoriam
Outlaw

10 tracks that session guitarist Hugh McCracken graced

In honor of one of R&B, jazz, and rock’s most prolific session guitarists, Wax Poetics looks at ten tracks graced by the great Hugh McCracken.

April 2nd, 2013 | | In Memoriam/Record Rundown
Beastie Boys

Adam Yauch (MCA), 1964–2012

I can still vividly remember my first rap show. It was the spring winter of 1986 1987, and the Beastie Boys were…

May 4th, 2012 | | In Memoriam