Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip (left) and Neil Young perform during the finale of the Canadian Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ont., Saturday, July 2, 2005. One of Canada’s most beloved musicians, Downie was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor in May 2016. He completed a farewell tour with his band and recorded a final solo album before his death on Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Aaron Harris)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 10: Musician Walter Becker of Steely Dan performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10, 2015 in Indio, California. Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of Steely Dan, one of the most successful groups of the 1970s and early ’80s with hits like “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” died Sunday, Sept 3, 2017. He was 67.
Another member of the Allman Brothers, drummer Trucks, died in January at age 69. Trucks founded the Allman Brothers Band in 1969 with guitarists Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, keyboardist Gregg Allman and bassist Berry Oakley. “When Butch came along,” Betts told Guitar World in 2007, “he had that freight train, meat-and-potatoes kind of thing … he had the power thing we needed.”
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In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of rock, hip-hop and rap, died in his home near Los Angeles on July 20, 2017, at 41.
FILE - In this July 27, 2011 photo, musician Glen Campbell poses for a portrait in Malibu, Calif. Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. He was 81. Campbell announced in June 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
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Mel Tillis had his biggest success early in his career as a songwriter, but eventually became known as a performer. In 1976, he was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year. Here he performs onstage during 2011 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival in Indio, California. Tillis died Nov. 19, 2017, at age 85. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
In this Oct. 3, 1990, photo, 2 Live Crew member Mr. Mixx (David Hobbs), second from right, speaks to reporters at the Late Show night club in Niagara Falls, N.Y., while being joined by fellow group members, J.T. Money, left, Brother Marquis, second from left; and Fresh Kid Ice, right. Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice and a founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Miami as a result of "medical conditions" he had suffered for several years, the group's manager, DJ Debo, said. He was 53. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Former Husker Du drummer Grant Hart poses for a photo in Minneapolis in 2000. Hart, 56, died Sept. 13, 2017, at a Minneapolis hospital from complications of liver cancer and hepatitis C, his wife, Brigid McGough, said in an email to Minnesota Public Radio's The Current. ( (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)