In Memoriam: 2011

January
Gerry Rafferty, 63, singer-songwriter
Don Kirshner, 76, song publisher and television host
Charlie Louvin, 83, country music singer
John Barry, 77, film score composer

February
Sir George Shearing, 91, jazz pianist

March
Ferlin Husky, 85, country music singer
Jet Harris, 71, guitarist
Ralph Mooney, 82, steel guitarist
Pinetop Perkins, 97, blues musician

April
Bill Pitcock IV, 58, guitarist
Roger Nichols, 66, sound engineer and record producer
Hazel Dickens, 75, bluegrass singer
Huey P. Meaux, 82, record producer
Phoebe Snow, 60, singer-songwriter

May
Gil Scott-Heron, 62, poet, musician and author

June
Ray Bryant, 79, jazz pianist
Benny Spellman, 79, R&B singer
Andrew Gold, 59, singer-songwriter
Wild Man Fischer, 66, street musician
Clarence Clemons, 69, saxophonist and singer

July
Rob Grill, 67, singer and songwriter
Jerry Ragovoy, 80, songwriter
Amy Winehouse, 27, singer-songwriter

August
Jerry Leiber, 78, songwriter
Nickolas Ashford, 70, R&B singer

September
Wilma Lee Cooper, 90, country music singer
Johnnie Wright, 97, country music singer and husband of Kitty Wells
Sylvia Robinson, 75, singer, record producer and label executive

October
Steve Jobs, 56, computer entrepreneur
Bert Jansch, 67, folk guitarist, singer and songwriter
Roger Williams, 87, pianist
Sir Jimmy Savile, 84, disc jockey and television presenter
Liz Anderson, 81, country music singer-songwriter and mother of Lynn Anderson

November
Paul Motian, 80, jazz drummer

December
Hubert Sumlin, 80, blues guitarist
Dobie Gray, 71, singer
Bert Schneider, 78, film and television producer
Warren Hellman, 77, banjo player, investor, and philanthropist
Sean Bonniwell, 71, guitarist, singer and songwriter

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