Musical deaths in 2017

This is by no means a definitive list, but here are a number of music-related people who passed away in 2017.

Name Date died Comments
Gregg Allman May 27 member of Allman Brothers
Tommy Allsup January 11 rockabilly singer
Walter Becker September 03 guitarist – Steely Dan
Chester Bennington July 20 vocals – Linkin Park
Chuck Berry March 18
Marcie Blaine October 09
Billy Bland March 22 US – singer
Loalwa Braz Vieira January 19 vocals – Kaoma
Glen Campbell August 08
David Cassidy November 21
Keith Chegwin December 11
Chris Cornell May 17 vocals – Soundgarden
Clem Curtis March 27 vocals – Foundations
Holger Czukay September 05 musician – Can
Damian February 12
Gary DeCarlo June 28 vocals – Steam
Fats Domino October 24
Frank Dostel April 18 vocals – The Rattles
Bobby Freeman January 28 US – singer
Kevin Garcia May 02 bass – Grandaddy
J Geils April 11 guitarist – J Geils Band
Jack Good September 24 British TV producer
Cuba Gooding Sr April 20
Buddy Greco January 10
Sib Hashian March 22 drums – Boston
Billy Hatton September 19 bass – Fourmost
Alan Henderson April 09 bass – Them
Al Jarreau February 12
Brenda Jones April 04 vocals – Jones Girls
Robert Knight November 05
Jerry Lewis August 20
Brian Matthew April 08 Radio 2 DJ
Robert Miles May 09
Chuck Mosley November 09 vocals Faith No More (1984 – 1988)
Sylvia Moy April 15 Motown Staff songwriter
Martin Murphy January 03 drums – An Emotional Fish
Wycliffe Noble April 01 drums – Joystrings
Tom Petty October 02
Peter Sarstedt January 08
Saxa May 03 saxophone – The Beat
John Schroeder January 31
Bunny Sigler October 06 Philadelphia record producer
Peter Skellern February 17
Keely Smith December 16 US – singer
Overend Watts January 22 bass – Mott The Hoople
John Wetton January 31 vocals & bass – King Crimson /Asia
Don Williams September 08
George Young October 22 songwriter & producer – Easybeats
Malcolm Young November 18 rhythm guitarist – AC/DC
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