I recently read a list of artists who died in 2016.
The list, unfortunately, is pretty long. George Michael, Prince and Merle Haggard were among the names.
David Bowie is also on the list. Haggard aside, Bowie is the only musician whose work is part of my vinyl collection. I wrote about Bowie when he died last year.
His work will likely always be a part of popular culture. The same is true for most of the artists who died in 2016. The list is a sad one because they are gone. But a fitting tribute for the new year is to add at least one piece of vinyl to my collection from each of the musicians.
The collection will be better for the effort.
(A New Year’s resolution: Become informed, read a newspaper.)