2018: Colorado Remembers Aretha Franklin, Mark E. Smith And More
Many notable musicians passed away this year, including soul legend Aretha Franklin, pop-punk pioneer Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks, prolific Fall bandleader Mark E. Smith and modern hip-hop hitmaker Mac Miller. These artists have influenced many musicians in Colorado, some of whom recently shared cover versions of songs by those we lost in 2018.
Tune in Friday, Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. for Dearly Departed: Colorado Remembers 2018, an hour-long special featuring these exclusive performances. The special also airs Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 6 p.m.
Here’s a list of the artists who participated and the musical artists they celebrated:
Celebrating Aretha Franklin
Celebrating Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries
Celebrating Denise LaSalle
Celebrating Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit
Celebrating Mark E. Smith of The Fall
Celebrating Johnny Bender of Gamits, Nuns of Brixton
Celebrating Jim Rodford of The Kinks
Celebrating Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues
Celebrating Nick Knox of The Cramps
Celebrating Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks
Celebrating Dennis Edwards of The Temptations
Celebrating Otis Rush
Celebrating Mac Miller
Celebrating Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane
Hear and see many of these artists performing their original songs: Check out more sessions from the CPR Performance Studio.
Article by Colorado Public Radio Staff. Written on December 21, 2018. Original article here.