The Billboard Music Awards always pays tribute to artists who have passed since the last show. Not sure who came up with this year's list but I don't think I'd call them a music aficionado! It was especially sad for those who remember these artists from the beginning...
Noticeably absent were:
Up on Cripple Creek:
Although he never sang a note that I know of, he launched the careers of thousands of entertainers. Those of us who impatiently waited for American Bandstand each week will never forget him!
Davy Jones (if you were female and within 7 years + / - of my age, you had a crush on Davy!)
Shame on you Billboard! These people helped define generations and brought joy and music into our lives!