This week, Lyle and Dan took a break from the “news” and opted for a conversation that addressed a different part of society. Twenty-sixteen has been a bad year for the music industry. The hosts, being big fans of music, decided to take a half hour to talk about some of the musicians that we’ve lost, not yet halfway through the year. Click or tap play and hear what they have to say.
Doing research for this episode, Dan was taken aback by the number of famous musicians who’ve died this year. Some were a bigger hit to our hosts, and to the public in general, but they were all pieces of the musical landscape that will never be replaced. After reading a few pieces on this death and that, and a list or two, Dan decided to check Wikipedia. What he found, and you might check out as well, was a list, going back to 1951, chronicling the death of nearly every major player in the music industry who’d died. Included in the Wiki article were the names of the people, bands they were associated with, the date they died, the city, and the cause. It’s a grim list, but it’s full of interesting information.
Here are some of the people the two discussed:
Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Of course, Lyle and Dan can’t have a conversation about music without getting a little off topic, so they also talked a little bit about Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Krist Novocelic, Kurt Cobain, and Michael Jackson, among other things.
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