10- Icon David Bowie passes away at 69 following an 18-month battle with liver cancer. Bowie had just released Blackstar which posthumously reached number one, his first ever on the Billboard album charts.
16- American Breed singer Gary Loizzo passed away from pancreatic cancer. Also known as a engineer and producer as well as Front Of House mixer for Styx for many years.
18- Singer/songwriter and Eagles member Glenn Frey passed away at 67 due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
20- Black Sabbath kicks off the first leg of The End tour in Omaha, NE.
24- Bassist Jimmy Bain known for his time with Dio, Rainbow and current project Last In Line passed away. More details to come.
28- Jefferson Airplane lost two members on this day. Guitarist Paul Kantner
passed away from from multiple organ failure and septic shock after he suffered a heart attack days earlier. Original lead singer and co-founder Signe Toly Anderson also passed away from (COPD). Anderson appeared on the first Airplane album Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. Both were 74.
24- Longtime Sha Na Na member Lennie Baker passed away at 69. Baker, a vocalist and sax player died after developing a kidney infection.
8- Legendary producer George Martin passed away peacefully at his home at 90. Martin was known as the fifth Beatle as he produced much of the band’s classic catalog.