Davy Jones of the Monkees died of a heart attack in Indianatown, Florida on February 29th…He was 66 …Jones was arguably pop's biggest heart-throb ever. He did lead vocals on such Monkees classics as their third and final Number One "Daydream Believer," along with “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" and "Valleri"
Greg Ham, the saxophonist and flutist for Men At Work, was found dead in his home on April 19th in Carlton, Australia. He was 58…No cause of death has been announced
Deep Purple co-founder Jon Lord died on July 16th at age 71 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lord, who was known for his keyboard virtuosity and his reinvention of the Hammond B-3 organ sound, co-wrote such Purple classics as "Smoke On The Water" and "Child In Time," among others.
Marvin Hamlisch Died August 6th from lung failure – He’s one of only 11 EGOT winners…Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony…He also served for 17 Years as Head Of The Pittsburgh Pops
Whitney Houston died on February 11th…Whitney's hairdresser found her in the bathtub, with her face underwater at around 3:30pm. Police arrived within minutes and paramedics performed CPR, but Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55pm. There were no signs of foul play, but Whitney's death is still being investigated…She was 48
The Band's lead vocalist and drummer, and only American member, Levon Helm, died on April 19th in New York City following a long battle with throat cancer…He Was 71. Helm is best known for his vocals on such Band classics as "The Weight," "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Ophelia”. He also acted in The Coal Miner's Daughter and The Right Stuff.
The Queen of Disco Donna Summer died on May 17th of lung cancer. She was 63 years old. Summer became a superstar in the 1970's with hits like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls" and "Love To Love You Baby". Throughout the 80's, the five time Grammy winner also had huge hits like "She Works Hard for the Money"
Adam Yauch died on May 4th from salivary gland cancer - He was 47…better known as MCA from The Beastie Boys. The Beastie Boys were the first rap act to have a #1 album. He was also deeply involved in the Tibetan independence movement
Robin Gibb – died on May 20th from colorectal cancer & liver and kidney failure. He was founding member of The Bee Gees who have sold over 200 million records and were inducted into the R & R hall of fame in ‘97…He was 62
1. Daydream Believer
Monkees (Davy Jones)
2. Down Under
Men at Work (Greg Ham)
3. Smoke on the Water
Deep Purple (Jon Lord)
4. The Entertainer
5. How Will I Know?
6. Up on Cripple Creek
The Band (Levon Helm)
7. She Works Hard for the Money
8. Fight for Your Right to Party
Beastie Boys (Adam Yauch)
9. You Should Be Dancing
Bee Gees (Robin Gibb)