Goodbye Legends, We Will Miss You!
There are a lot of things happen in 2012. Some of them are good news, shocking, spectacular, and etc. But, beside all of that, 2012 also been a year where many of great musician left us. These musicians has been an inspiration for the music industry, fans, and the next generations. Their legacy will be always live eternally. Here are some of the names :
1. Etta James
Etta James was a noted R&B singer in her era. Her infamous tracks such as “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind” gained her a huge fame. She had won six Grammys and Rolling Stone ranked her on 22 as one of the Greatest singers of all time. In 2011, she suffered from leukimia and died at age 74.
2. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was known as one of the fewest singer who had a large range of vocals. She was one of the best-selling artist, she had sold more than 170 million albums. When the first time her debut hit the market, She was praised as the new voice that the industry had been waiting for ages. On Feburuary 11th 2012, Whitney Houston was found unconsciously in her hotel room in Beverly Hills. Rumour said the cause of her death is she got “accidental drowning”.
3. Adam Yauch a.k.a MCA (Beastie Boys)
Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke huge with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986; it was the biggest-selling rap album of the decade and the first to reach Number One on the Billboard chart. Further albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the Beasties as a true superstar act.
In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet. A founder of the Milarepa Fund, Yauch was instrumental in the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park 1996, which drew 100,000 people – the largest U.S. benefit concert since 1985’s Live Aid. After 9/11, Yauch and the Beastie Boys organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a concert benefit for some of the victims least likely to receive help from elsewhere.
4. Donna Summer
Before I knew who Donna Summer was, I walked into a nightclub in Greenwich Village with a girlfriend and the song that was playing was Love to Love You Baby. I’d never heard anything like it before. It sounded like an angel was whispering in my ear trying to seduce me on the dancefloor. Next day I went out and bought a copy and it just blew me away. This was about the time when I was trying to formulate the concept for Chic, and I would be less than honest if I tried to say that record didn’t have a big influence on me.
Donna was what I would call a soul sister. She was sophisticated, she had great taste, she was beautiful, she was cool, and she could sing her ass off. She had this thing … a swagger, that’s what it was. Donna and I were probably as close as could be in terms of respect and admiration, but we never made any recordings together, although it seems like it would have been the perfect pairing. We were cast from the same mould, if you will, and yet the first big artist Bernard Edwards and I worked with was Diana Ross, not Donna Summer. I’m not sure how that happened.
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5. Robin Gibb (Bee Gees)
Robin Gibb found success with twin brother Maurice and their elder brother Barry as the Bee Gees, whose hits include How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive and Night Fever. He was diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his liver, in 2011. He died on 20 May 2012.
Bob Welch was the person who helped in shaping Fleetwod Mac. In 1977, Welch begun his debut as a soloist and it gave him a huge success. His song “Sentimental Lady” hit Billboards’ Top 10 and it also became his signature song. Unfortunately, Welch commited suicide on June 7th 2012. His body was found by his wife, Wendy. Bob Welch left a-9 page suicide note and a love letter to his wife.
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