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richidoo:
A place where we can honor the great artists and pioneers of music and technology that have touched our lives in a meaningful way.

richidoo:
Michael Masser, songwriter.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/arts/music/michael-masser-composer-who-wrote-hits-for-whitney-houston-dies-at-74.html?_r=0

"The Greatest Love of All"...

...and dozens of other gigantic hits for Whitney and Diana Ross.

Touch Me In The Morning
Mahogany
It's My Turn
Didn't We Almost Have It All
Saving All My Love
Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Roberta Flack)
Miss You Like Crazy (Natalie Cole)

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Mentored by Johnny Mercer after he quit his finance job with no music experience nor instrument skills in order to write music. He followed his Muse and it paid off big time, for all of us.

tmazz:
Cory Wells, lead singe of Three Dog Night

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/21/entertainment/three-dog-night-cory-wells-dead-feat/

tmazz:
Larry Rosen, who along with Dave Grusin founded GRP Records:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/arts/music/larry-rosen-digital-audio-pioneer-dies-at-75.html?_r=0

BobM:
Now it's Keith Emerson. A true pioneer and one of the benchmarks of prog. Rumors say it was a suicide. Gunshot to the head due to depression caused by a degenerative nerve disorder that was affecting his hands.

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