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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Remembering Some We’ve Lost In 2015

Maureen O'Hara and BB King were among the people who died in 2015. (Getty Images)

Maureen O’Hara and BB King were among the people who died in 2015. (Getty Images)

As the year’s end approaches, Here & Now’s Robin Young and Meghna Chakrabarti take a look back at some of those who died this past year.

Mentioned In This Segment

  • Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, musician
  • Haskell Wexler, cinematographer
  • Maureen O’Hara, actress
  • Omar Shariff, actor
  • Kurt Masur, composer
  • Lynn Anderson, musician
  • Scott Weiland, musician
  • Oliver Sacks, scientist
  • Ornette Coleman, musician
  • BB King, musician

Songs In This Segment

  • Motorhead, “Ace of Spades”
  • Maureen O’Hara, singing Frederic Weatherly’s “Danny Boy”
  • Johannes Brahams, Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
  • Lynn Anderson, singing Joe South’s “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
  • Stone Temple Pilots, “Creep”
  • Ornette Coleman, Free Jazz – Parts 1 & 2
  • B.B. King, playing Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell’s “The Thrill is Gone”

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