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Among deaths in 2016, a heavy toll in pop music

David Bowie and Prince are among those who died
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 05:50

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David Bowie (above), Prince, Leonard Cohen and George Michael. Pop music figures fell all year, many of their voices embedded in the nicked vinyl grooves of old records that a lot of people still can't bear to throw out.

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David Bowie, Prince (above), Leonard Cohen and George Michael. Pop music figures fell all year, many of their voices embedded in the nicked vinyl grooves of old records that a lot of people still can't bear to throw out.

BT_20170102_CPPOP2RKPX_2671048.jpg
David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen (above) and George Michael. Pop music figures fell all year, many of their voices embedded in the nicked vinyl grooves of old records that a lot of people still can't bear to throw out.

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David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and George Michael (above). Pop music figures fell all year, many of their voices embedded in the nicked vinyl grooves of old records that a lot of people still can't bear to throw out.

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DEATH may be the great equaliser, but it isn't necessarily evenhanded. Of all the fields of endeavour that suffered mortal losses in 2016 - consider Muhammad Ali and Arnold Palmer in sports, and the back-to-back daughter-mother Hollywood deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie

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