It’s the time of the year when music critics make their lists of artists that we passed away or bands that broke up in the last twelve months. To help them write their retrospectives I’ve put together two lists: One of well-known musicians that died during 2012, and one of well-known bands that called it quits during the year.
I made the list using the Echo Nest Artist Search API, restricting the results to artists that had a year ending in 2012.
Lots of great music left us in 2012. See the lists here: 2012 Music Memoriam