It’s just overwhelming to me today, to see all the artists/actors that I’ve enjoyed throughout my life, finding out about their deaths. Some I knew, most I hadn’t. It started with finding out about one of my favorite guitarists, Alvin Lee. Here’s the partial list:

Alvin Lee – guitarist for 10 Years After 3/6
Ned Wertimer – Ralph the Doorman/Jeffersons 1/2
Conrad Bain – Different Strokes 1/14
Pauline Phillips – Dear Abby 1/16
Rick Huxley – Dave Clark Five 2/11
Mindy McCready – Country singer 2/17
Dale Robertson – actor 2/26
Bonnie Franklin – One Day at a Time 3/1
Peter Banks – original guitarist for Yes 3/7
Claude King – singer/songwriter/Wolverton Mountain 3/7
Clive Burr – Iron Maiden Drummer 3/12
Richard Griffiths – Uncle Vernon/Harry Potter series 3/28
Roger Ebert – movie critic 4/4
Annete Funicello – Mickey Mouse club 4/8
Jonathan Winters – comedian/actor 4/11
Richie Havens – Singer/guitarist 4/22
George Jones – Country singer 4/26
Jeff Hanneman – founding member of Slayer 5/1
Ray Manzarek – founding member of Doors/keyboards 5/20
Jean Stapleton – All in the Family 5/31
Slim Whitman – Country singer 6/19
James Gandolfini – Sopranos 6/19
Cory Monteith – Glee 7/13
Dennis Farina – actor 7/22
J.J Cale – singer/songwriter 7/26
Kidd Kraddick – radio personality 7/27
Michael Ansara – actor 7/31
Marcia Wallace – actress/Bob Newhart show/Simpsons 10/25
Lou Reed – singer/songwriter 10/27

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