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"Without music," a famous philosopher once wrote, "life would be a mistake." The death of a great musician can create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember singers, songwriters, composers, instrumentalists and all those who've made their mark in the world of music.
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11/5/1936 - 8/4/2015

Music Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Billy Sherrill

Legendary country music producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill who was best known for his work with Tammy Wynette and George Jones has died in Nashville after a short illness, according to Rolling Stone and other news sources. He was 78. Sherrill's contributions to country music were highly influential. He was one of the major forces behind the "countrypolitan" sound which mellowed country's rougher sound with string sections and choirs. He was behind dozens of hits for Wynette and Jones,...
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