Over the years, we’ve loved and lost many great performers. The list is too long
to put in print here, but we asked some of our writers and contributors at Circles
about the musicians they’ve lost that affected them the most.
Dominique: I was young but my parents played Marvin Gaye music often.It was horrible to hear that Marvin Gaye was dead it truly broke my heart. But I know that he is in a better place. Marvin Gaye, rest in peace.
Michelle : Whitney Houston was my favorite singer of all time. I really love her music. I really was affected by her death because I really didn’t expect it. She died so soon that’s why it affected me so badly.
The song is so sad. The songs of Selena were about love, and they mostly
make me happy, but sometimes the songs she left behind make me feel sad,
for when I heard that Selena died I realized there would be no more Selena
songs. I felt really bad for her parents and her friends.
Joey: I was very affected by the death of Michael Jackson because I was
really moved and inspired by his music. I always liked to watch his music
videos with my mom and his dance moves were awesome. I was really
shocked when he died because I really liked him and he was cool.
Ben: Freddie Mercury was always so capable of expressing himself in so
many beautiful ways. He may have been gay, but he never ever allowed it
to get in his way – he was always himself. I have a lot of respect for him as a
person and I love his music.
Cassie Jean: I’m a huge fan of The Beatles, I love their first album. When
I heard about how John Lennon died I couldn’t believe a guy would shoot a
musician 5 times for no reason. I was shocked when I heard about it.
Benjamin: Kurt Cobain died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the
head. I was very sad when he died. He was a very cool person, and he will be
greatly missed. His band was so good – I love to play his songs on my iPod.
Sonia: I was 11 when Selena Quintanilla died at 23. It affected me so deeply
that I had fallen into depression and anger because such beauty and great
talent was stolen from her family and fans. My favorite outfit of hers was her
Grammy dress and my favorite song is Baila Esta Cumbia.