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Grammy Awards 'In Memoriam' honors Cory Monteith, Lou Reed and 84 others in 2014

"In Memoriam" is always a touching tribute at the Grammy Awards.
"In Memoriam" is always a touching tribute at the Grammy Awards.
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On Jan. 26, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences honored 86 musicians, singers and people who worked behind the scenes during the “In Memoriam” segment at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Corey Monteith from the hit TV show “Glee” and Lou Reed from the group Velvet Underground were just two of seven dozen stars of music that passed away this past year and were memorialized on Sunday night during the 2014 Grammys TV broadcast.

Cory Monteith died in July 2013, but “Glee” will pay tribute to him in a big way during the upcoming 100th episode, according to “Us Magazine.” The 2-part, 2-night tribute is set to air in April on FOX. The 2014 Grammys also paid tribute to Lou Reed, Velvet Underground’s leader and influential solo artist who died in October of 2013. In addition to these two stars of music, the Academy also honored 84 others during the "In Memoriam" segment on Jan. 26.

The Grammys is always a huge TV event and 2014 was certainly no exception. Once again, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards teamed up an exceptional list of diversified talent to produce a blockbuster broadcast. Jay Z and his wife Beyoncé kicked things off with a bang and the night got better and better from there. Sir Paul McCartney reunited with Beatles band mate Ringo Starr for the first time in seven years and the stars of hip-hop enjoyed a huge night. It was also an evening of big surprises. Daft Punk got lucky and took home the most coveted award for Best Album for “Random Access Memories.” The helmet-clad French pop duo also won four other Grammys. It was also a huge night for Lorde, won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and three major rap awards.

The entire TV broadcast was riveting, but one of the most memorable segments was “In Memoriam,” which paid tribute to those singers, musicians and movers and shakers who passed away this year. Below is the extensive list, which aired during the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday.

  1. Van Cliburn – Concert pianist
  2. George Jones – Country singer
  3. Ray Price – Country singer
  4. Eydie Gorme – Pop singer
  5. Annette Funicello – Actress, singer, Mousketeer
  6. Richie Havens – Singer, songwriter
  7. Ray Manzarek – Keyboardist from The Doors
  8. Alvin Lee – Guitarist from Ten Years After
  9. Dennis “Fergie” Fredrickson – Rock singer
  10. Andy Johns – Producer, engineer
  11. Sid Bernstein – Beatles promoter
  12. Al Coury – Radio promotion executive
  13. Manan McPartland – Jazz pianist, NPR radio host
  14. Cedar Walton – Jazz pianist
  15. Gloria Lynne – Jazz singer
  16. George Duke – Jazz keyboardist, producer
  17. Bebo Valdes – Pianist, arranger, bandleader
  18. Chico Hamilton – Jazz drummer, bandleader
  19. Donald Shirley – Classical and jazz pianist
  20. Colin Davis – Classical pianist
  21. Stanley Solow – Guitarist, music educator
  22. Bobby Blue Bland – Blues singer
  23. Morris “Magic Slim” Holt – Blues guitarist, singer
  24. Larry Monroe – Blues radio DJ
  25. Chris Kelly – Rapper from Kris Kross
  26. Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan – Rapper, founding member of Three 6 Mafia
  27. Junior Murvin – Reggae singer
  28. Hugh McCracken – Session guitarist
  29. Ricky Lawson – Drummer
  30. Mike Shipley – Producer, engineer, mixer
  31. Tompall Glaser – “Outlaw” country singer
  32. Jack Greene – Country singer
  33. Cowboy Jack Clement – Producer, songwriter
  34. Slim Whitman – Country singer
  35. Jody Payne – Guitarist from Willie Nelson & Family
  36. Steven Fromholz – Singer, songwriter
  37. Mindy McCready – Country singer
  38. Jim Fogelsong – Nashville music executive
  39. Sherman Halsey – Country manager, video producer
  40. JJ Cale – Singer, songwriter, guitarist
  41. Peter Rauhofer – EOM DJ, producer, mixer
  42. CHI Cheg – Bassist from Deltones
  43. Chet Flippo – Music journalist
  44. Paul Williams – Editor of “Crawdaddy” magazine
  45. Steve Jones – Music critic
  46. Marvin Junior – Singer from The Dells
  47. Robert Bobbie Smith – Singer from The Spinners
  48. Deke Richards – Motown songwriter, producer, arranger
  49. Cordell “Boogie” Mosson – Parliament-Funkadelic bassist
  50. Bobby Martin – Philly Soul arranger, producer, composer
  51. Jerry Boulding – Urban radio pioneer
  52. George Beverly Shea – Gospel singer, composer
  53. Patti Webster – Publicist
  54. Cleotha Staples – Singer from The Staples Singers
  55. Phil Ramone – Producer, engineer, Recording Academy leader
  56. Polly Anthony – Music industry executive
  57. Mel Ilberman – Music industry executive
  58. Jules Kurz – Entertainment attorney
  59. Donald Engel – Entertainment attorney
  60. Jonathan Winters – Comedian
  61. Tony Sheridan – Recorded with The Beatles
  62. Larry Lujack – Chicago radio DJ
  63. Jerry G. Bishop – Chicago radio DJ
  64. Sara Montiel – Spanish singer, actress
  65. Oralia Dominguez – Mezzo-soprano
  66. Juan Carlos Calderon – Musician, songwriter, “Eres Tu”
  67. Rise Stevens – Mezzo-soprano opera singer
  68. Janos Starker – Cellist
  69. Claudio Abbado – Conductor, music director
  70. Yusef Lateef – Jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer
  71. Donald Byrd – Jazz trumpeter
  72. Roy Campbell Jr. – Jazz trumpeter
  73. Cory Montieth – “Glee” actor and singer
  74. Randy Ostin – Record promotions executive
  75. Milt Olin – Entertainment attorney
  76. Ed Shaughnessy – “Tonight Show” drummer
  77. Norman Winter – Publicist
  78. Al Porcino – Big band trumpeter
  79. Oscar Castro-Neves – Jazz guitarist, music director
  80. Jim Hall – Jazz guitarist, composer
  81. Frank Wess – Flutist
  82. Ray Dolby – Sound pioneer
  83. Amar Bose – Acoustics pioneer
  84. Mort Nasatir – Former NASAS president, executive
  85. Lou Reed, Songwriter, musician for Velvet Underground
  86. Phil Everly – The Everly Brothers

As always, the “In Memoriam” segment was a touching tribute to those who left their mark on the world of music. However, a few names were left off the list. As posted by on Jan. 26, there was no mention of Jeff Hanneman from Slayer or Iron Maiden drummer, Clive Burr.

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