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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.

Rick Rosas

Rick Rosas

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Rick Rosas

Rick "The Bass Player" Rosas, who played on many of Neil Young's albums and tours during the past 25 years, died of cancer on November 7th. He was 65. 

Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin

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Jimmy Ruffin

The Motown singer and brother of Temptations frontman David Ruffin scored a huge hit in 1966 with "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted." He died of unknown causes on November 17th. He was 78. 

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger

The folk music legend, who wrote "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" and "If I Had a Hammer" and spent over seven decades tirelessly crusading for the common man, died of natural causes on January 27th. He was 94.