Well folks, seems like 2016 has finally come to an end. In a few hours from now the streets of dozen major cities around the globe will show off their festive dressings, specially tailed with brightest of lights and decorations, filling their houses with the warmth of holiday season and melting even the coldest of hearts with childish joy and innocent believe in something great that is yet to come. Everything around us these days signifies the end of a year and a beginning of a new one. For some it was a year of positiveness, success and accomplishment, a year of personal evolution and expansion. For others – 2016 was particularly saturated with exceptional challenges, looting on stocks of energy and life force of the newly exhausted, glad-that-this-shit-is-over kind of people (you know who you are. Rejoice, for you’ve survived it!). Regardless of the category our beloved reader feels related to right now, we can all agree on one thing – one of the most noticeable characteristics of this year was its unfortunate impact on the music industry, as by passing by it has picked and plucked some of the most influential talents of our time, true pioneers and cultural icons, without whom our lives would not seem (or should we precise and say – sound) the same.
Therefore, while we’re here waiting for the countdown and anticipating the midnight kiss, as a music related platform we definitely feel obliged to honor some of these brightest of souls, these undisputed legends, by paying our modest tribute and thanking them for living, for creating and for expressing themselves in their own and unique ways, while we once again say goodbye to them and to this controversial year as well.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016)
David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)
Sir George Henry Martin (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016)
Maurice “Moe” White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) – Earth, Wind & Fire
Glenn Lewis Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) – Eagles
Paul Lorin Kantner (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) – Jefferson Airplane
Nicholas “Nick” Menza (July 23, 1964 – May 21, 2016) – Megadeth
Ian “Lemmy” Fraser Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015) – Motörhead
George Michael (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016)