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Music Greats Remembered at the Grammys


February 6, 2018

This weekend, the music industry gathers at the Grammy Awards to recognize the best songs, records, albums, and performances by singers and groups in almost every musical genre you can think of. In addition to the celebration, the audience at the ceremony and the one watching at home will stop for a moment to remember the contributions of artists who passed away in 2017.

While not all of these artists won this prestigious award or were even nominated for one, their contributions continue to live on with their music.  

Check out the music and books related to these artists in Mid-Continent Public Library’s catalog:

Gregg Allman (Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award)
CDs recorded by the Allman Brothers Band
Book and Audiobook: My Cross to Bear

Chuck Berry – musician, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
CDs recorded by Chuck Berry

Walter Becker – co-founder and guitarist with Steely Dan (three Grammy wins for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album)
CDs recorded by Steely Dan
Books: Best of Steely Dan 

Chester Bennington  (two Grammy wins for Best Rap Collaboration and Best Hard Rock Performance)
CDs recorded by Linkin Park

Glen Campbell  (six Grammy wins including Best Country Song, Album of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award)
CDs recorded by Glen Campbell
Books: Rhinestone CowboyBurning Bridges: Life with My Father Glen Campbell

David Cassidy
CDs recorded by David Cassidy and The Partridge Family

Chris Cornell – musician with Soundgarden
CDs: Soundgarden: King AnimalChris Cornell: Higher Truth

Fats Domino  (Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award)
CDs:  Fats Domino: The Blues BiographyThe Best of Fats Domino, Vol.1My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats DominoFats Domino Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans
Book: Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll  

John Warren Geils, Jr. – founder of The J. Geils Band
CDs: Jay Geils Plays JazzCDs recorded by The J. Geils Band

Troy Gentry
CDs recorded by Montgomery Gentry 

Al Jarreau (seven Grammy wins in jazz, pop and R&B categories)
CDs recorded by Al Jarreau

Jim Nabors – actor/singer
CDs recorded by Jim Nabors

Tom Petty (three Grammy wins including Best Male Rock Performance)
CDs recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Books: The Best of Tom PettyTom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll GuardianTom Petty and the HeartbreakersTom Petty: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Guitar Styles of Tom Petty

Mel Tillis
CDs recorded by Mel Tillis

Don Williams – country musician
CDs recorded by Don Williams 

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