2022 Wrap-Up: Musicians Lost in 2022

2022 Wrap-Up: Musicians Lost in 2022

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As we wrap up the year, we look back on all the memories that were made in music in 2022. While the year was full of incredible musical feats, it also encompassed some huge losses. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to so many incredible legends. Although they might not physically be here on our planet anymore, these talented musicians will live on forever in their music. They will forever be missed.

Here are just ten of the great musicians who passed away in 2022:

  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters): February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022

SAOPAULO, BRAZIL – FEBRUARY 27:Taylor Hawkins drummer member of the band Foo Fighters performs live on stage at Allianz Parque on February 27, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac): July 12, 1943 – November 30, 2022

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac performs onstage during Fleetwood Mac In Concert at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
  • Olivia Newton-John: September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022
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  • Meat Loaf: September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022
UNSPECIFIED – AUGUST 01: Photo of Meatloaf (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  • Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes): August 10, 1943 – January 12, 2022
CIRCA 1964: Ronnie Spector of the vocal trio “The Ronettes” pose for a portrait circa 1964. (Photo by James Kriegsmann/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  • Terry Hall (The Specials): March 19, 1959 – December 18, 2022
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  • Alan White (Yes): June 14, 1949 – May 26, 2022
Drummer Alan White performing with English progressive rock group Yes at a Crystal Palace Garden Party event, Crystal Palace Bowl, London, 2nd September 1972. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
  • Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode): July 8, 1961 – May 26, 2022
UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 01: Andrew Fletcher, musician with British band Depeche Mode in Basildon, Essex in 1980. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: September 29, 1935 – October 28, 2022
UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1957: 1957, Tennessee, Memphis, Jerry Lee Lewis. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  • Dan McCafferty (Nazareth): October 14, 1946 – November 8, 2022
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – 1st OCTOBER: Guitarist Manny Charlton (left) and singer Dan McCafferty from Scottish rock group Nazarerth perform live on stage in Liverpool in October 1973. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)


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