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2014 In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost This Year

The music world said goodbye to Jack Bruce, Pete Seeger, Bobby Womack and many other legends

Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce

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In just the past few weeks, the music world lost Rolling Stones sax player Bobby Keys and Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, though they were only a few of the brilliant musicians who passed away in 2014. We also said goodbye to Devo's Bob Casale, songwriter Gerry Goffin, Big Bank Hank of the Sugarhill Gang and many more. Here's a celebration of their lives and contributions.

Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester

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Jesse Winchester

The sing-songwriter, who played a major role in 1960s anti-war movement when he moved to Canada to avoid the draft and was later pardoned by Jimmy Carter, died from bladder cancer on April 11th. He was 69. 

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

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Johnny Winter

The Texas blues guitarist, who recorded 20 albums over his long career and worked with everyone from Muddy Waters to Eric Clapton to his brother Edgar, died of unknown causes on July 16th. He was 70. 

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