R.I.P. Those Who Left Us In 2015

R.I.P.: A partial list of Canadian notables who left us in 2015...

Bruce Adamson - Staggered Crossing guitarist from 1997-2001.

Archie Alleyne - 82. Highly acclaimed veteran jazz drummer for such legends as Billie Holiday and Stan Getz. Officer of Order of Canada.

Lou Blair- 69. Artist manager (Loverboy) and nightclub owner in Calgary and Vancouver. 

Michael Burgess- 70. Canadian opera singer best known for his work in Les Misérables.

Gordon Burnett- 95. Noted broadcaster (CHOW AM, CKFH) and a driving force behind the CCMA.

Judith Fitzgerald -63. Poet, author and music journalist. Wrote biographies of Sarah McLachlan and Marshall McLuhan

Luc Phaneuf-63. Artist manager (André Gagnon, Luc Plamondon) and music producer.

Shane Redway -26. A Toronto rapper admired by Drake and Kardinal Offishall.

Glen Robitaille- 97. Was Canada’s oldest surviving radio broadcaster.

Gordon Rose -90. Veteran Vancouver broadcaster (CKMO, CFUN and more).

Dennis Skene-74. CBC broadcaster, journalist and author.

Joe Summers -75. Record label exec (A&M, PolyGram) termed 'one of Canada's great record men.'

Michael Trenholm- 59. Radio news director and publisher of East Coast Kitchen Party.

Jon Vickers- 88. Internationally-renowned and Grammy-winning operatic tenor. A Companion of Order of Canada.

Hal Willis- 82. Canadian country music legend and part of hit songwriting team Hal & Ginger Willis.


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