The Decade the Music Died

The Decade the Music Died


There hasn’t been much end-of-decade fanfare, as 2019 draws to a close. Probably because, without a catchy name to latch on to, the past ten years have had trouble asserting their collective identity.

One unfortunate fact about the timespan in question is that we’ve lost a large number of global pop stars. George Michael, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Robin Gibb, Donna Summer and Prince are among the biggest names, who are all bound to be featured in this tribute show. A mere 90 minutes is barely enough time to scratch the surface of all the creative talents we’ve lost. But let’s hope the likes of Captain Beefheart, Pete Shelley and Mark E Smith get a look in too. They will all, of course, live on through their cascading influence and extensive back catalogues.


A celebration of music stars who died in the 2010s, Including Aretha Franklin, Prince, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie and Lou Reed.