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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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6/12/1936 - 5/24/2015

Music Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Marcus Belgrave

DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death. Born into a family of musicians in Chester,...
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