Some died young. Others stuck around and produced their musical passion for years. What they share are moments in time when their original sound resonated with their audiences.
The "Ambassador of the Blues" who was born on a cotton plantation. The producer who invented The Runaways. The activist who earned her first gold record when she was a junior in high school. The surf rocker who topped the charts and never sang a word. The only band member who appeared on all 21 of his group's studio albums. A garage rocker whose song was investigated by the FBI.
They are all part of the story of the dearly departed from 2015.
"Bye Bye 2015" airs Saturday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. In the meantime, enjoy some choice cuts below from artists we lost in 2015.