While putting the finishing touches on his album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… last year, Dwight Yoakam learned the news of Prince’s death. He decided then and there to add another track in tribute to the artist, a twangy, bluegrass version of one of his most beloved tracks.
Among the many David Bowie musical tributes that have popped up in recent days, here’s one we weren’t expecting – his seminal 1969 classic Space Oddity played on bells at the 634-year-old Dom Tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
NBA welcomes its aging superstar back to the fold, the future hall of famer and five-time champ Kobe Bryant, who just recovered from a career-threatening injury. The tribute is worth watching even if you’re not a fan of the Black Mamba.
The NY Times put together this musical montage as a tribute to the many talented recording artists we lost in 2010. You may not recognize every name or face, but most of the music will jog your memory.
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