To Those We Lost in 2018, Part Two

2018 Countdown

KEXP is celebrating the lives of all these artists on the air, today, Thursday, December 13th from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST. Join DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, Cheryl Waters, and show producers Jacob Webb and Isaac Kaplan-Woolner as they share stories and songs from those we lost in 2016, as well as those in late 2015 who passed after last year's tribute show. Below, we've gathered videos from just a few of these memorable musicians. They may be gone, but their music will live on forever.

Research by Owen Murphy, Kelsey Brannan, Isaac Kaplan-Woolner

Patrick Doyle (3/4/2018)
drummer, Veronica Falls, The Royal We, Sexy Kids        

Joseph Israel

Mike Refuzor (3/8/18?)
Early Seattle punk legend; frontman for The Refuzors and The DT’s (Delirium Tremens).      

Craig Mack (5/10/1970 - 3/12/2018)
rapper, Bad Boy records   

Nokie Edwards (3/12/1984)
The Ventures lead guitarist      

Charlie Quintana (1/29/1962 - 3/12/2018)
Drummer for The Plugz, Social Distortion    

Claudia Fontaine (8/26/1960 - 3/13/2018)
UK backing singer, Elvis Costello, The Specials, Soul II Soul, Pink Floyd    

Laurence "Larry" Cleary (3/16/2018)
Irish New Wave guitarist for The Blades

Buell Neidlinger (3/32/1936 - 3/16/2018)
Whidbey Island cellist and bassist    

Killjoy aka Frank Pucci (11/4/1966 - 3/18/2018)
Necrophagia, death metal singer/pioneer    

Lys Assia (3/3/1924 - 3/24/2018)
Swiss singer, first ever Eurovision contest winner    

Caleb Scofield (10/6/1978 - 3/28/2018)
bassist and singer, Cave in, Zozobra    

Alias aka Brendon Whitney (4/5/1976 - 3/30/2018)
rapper and Anticon founder    

JuiceTheGod (Trevon McKoy) (4/1/18)
Seattle rapper

Cecil Taylor (3/15/1928 - 4/5/2018)
Free jazz piano player    

Yvonne Staples (4/10/2018)
Vocalist in the Staples Singers        

Reginald McArthur (4/19/2018)
R&B Singer for The Controllers

Avicii (Tim Bergling) (9/8/89 - 4/20/18)
DJ and producer    

Brian Henry Hooper (4/20/18)
Australian rock guitarist, Beasts of Bourbon, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists        

Bob Dorough (12/12/1923 - 4/23/2018)
School House Rock, jazz musician    

Charles Neville (12/28/1938 - 4/26/2018)
Neville Brothers saxophonist 

Paul Gray (11/28/1963 - 4/24/2018)
Australian keyboardist and singer, Wa Wa Nee    

Tim Calvert (11/7/1965 - 4/30/2018)
Guitarist in Seattle metal bands Nevermore, Forbidden    

John "Jabo" Starks (10/26/1937 - 5/1/2018)
heavily sampled funk drummer, JB's (James Brown), Bobby Bland    

Steve Coy (5/4/2018)
British new wave drummer, Dead or Alive        

Tony Kinman (5/4/2018)
cowpunk singer and bassist, Rank and File, The Dils        

Dick Williams (7/7/1926 - 5/5/2018)
The Williams Brothers singer, sang "Swinging on a Star" with Bing Crosby    

Gayle Shepherd (5/31/1936 - 5/7/2018)
The Shepherd Sisters/The Sheps, big band vocal group  

Ben Graves (5/9/2018)
Murderdolls horro punk drummer        

Scott Hutchison (11/20/1981 - 5/10/2018)
Frightened Rabbit lead singer    

Glenn Branca (10/6/1948 - 5/13/2018)
avant-garde guitarist, composer    

Jon Sholle (3/13/1948 - 5/17/2018)
American roots guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, Vassar Clements, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Larry Campbell, Keith Carradine, Allen Ginsberg, Bela Fleck, and Bette Midler    

Reggie Lucas (2/25/1953 - 5/19/2018)
Produced Madonna's debut, songwriter and musician 

Andy MacQueen (5/27/2018)
punk bass guitarist, Exploding White Mice (Australia)        

Stewart Lupton (5/27/2018)
Jonathan Fire*Eater vocalist

Clarence Fountain (6/3/2018)
The Blind Boys of Alabama founder        

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin (7/24/1944 - 6/4/2018)
The Last Poets, "The Grandfather of Rap"    

Danny Kirwan (5/13/1950 - 6/8/2018)
Fleetwood Mac guitarist 68-72    

DJ Fontana (3/15/1931 - 6/13/2018)
drummer for Elvis 1954-1969    

Delia Bell (83) (6/15/2018)
bluegrass pioneer, Bill Grant and Delia Bell        

Nick Knox (3/26/1953 - 6/15/2018)
The Cramps drummer    

Matt "Guitar" Murphy (12/29/1929 - 6/15/2018)
blues guitarist, The Blues Brothers

Jimmy Wopo (1/13/1997 - 6/18/2018)
Rapper, Whiz Khalifa associate    

Bansi Quinteros (6/19/2018)
Spanish psychedelic trance keyboardist, GMS, 1200 Micrograms        

Lowrell Simon (3/18/1943 - 6/19/2018)
R&B singer, The Lost Generation, solo hit heavily sampled    

Vinnie Paul (3/11/1964 - 6/22/2018)
Pantera founding drummer, Dimebag Darrell older brother    

George Cameron (6/24/2018)
The Left Banke founding drummer        

Steve Soto (8/23/1963 - 6/27/2018)
Agent Orange, Adolescents founder/bassist, punk multi-instrumentalist    

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