Died May 20 (b. 1949)
Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb founded the longstanding Bee Gees with his brothers. His voice was lauded and led him to a successful solo career
Died May 19 (b. 1937)
Basketball great Bob Boozer played for the NBA and the U.S. Olympic team. He helped win a championship and a medal.
Died May 17 (b. 1948)
Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, won multiple Grammys and set a "Billboard" record. She recently sang at the Nobel Prize concert for a president.
Died May 16 (b. 1936)
Musician Chuck Brown was widely considered the Godfather of Go-go. He created the genre, which foretold rap and comes alive on stage
Died May 16 (b. 1937)
Iconic banjo player Doug Dillard, his brother and a band of other musicians formed bluegrass trailblazers the Dillards. The band played prominently on a popular sitcom
Died May 16 (b. 1956)
Kevin Hickey grew up in Chicago's Brighton Park and, though he didn't playbaseball in high school, tried out for a hometown major team. He made the team over all the hopefuls.
Donald 'Duck' Dunn
Died May 13 (b. 1941)
Donald "Duck" Dunn was bass guitarist for Booker T. & the MG's. He spread the gritty Southern soul to recordings with Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and more.
Died May 10 (b. 1915)
Actress Joyce Redman wowed the Academy in unforgettable scenes in "Tom Jones" and "Othello". She also had a long career in theater.
Died May 10 (b. 1923)
Automotive designer Carroll Shelby put the power in Vipers, Cobras and Mustangs. Now his company boosts cars of a certain brand.
Died May 10 (b. 1909)
Female pilot pioneer Evelyn Bryan Johnson had more flying hours than any living person, She also set records as an instructor, and had the nickname to prove it.
Died May 9 (b. 1952)
Carl Beane was the Voice of Fenway Park. He announced every Red Sox home game for nine years and opened with a catchphrase.
Died May 9 (b. 1928)
Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon took the pressure off women's hair. He started a hairempire worth a high price.
Died May 8 (b. 1922)
Nicholas Katzenbach shaped 1960s politics with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Katzenbach was famously depicted in the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" and defended a civil rights leader.
Died May 8 (b. 1928)
Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated the cultural mainstay "Where the Wild Things Are," as well as other popular children's books. He first worked for a famous store.
Died May 6 (b. 1928)
Actor George Lindsey played standout roles on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw". He also had parts in two of TV's spookiest shows.
Died May 4 (b. 1920)
Bob Stewart produced TV's most popular game shows for 35 years. He held an Emmy record.
Died May 4 (b. 1964)
Musician Adam Yauch was part of the legendary Beastie Boys. Buy their 2011 album.
Died May 2 (b. 1969)
Linebacker Junior Seau had a long career in the NFL. He became the face of his longtime team and earned an animated nickname.
Died May 1 (b. 1947)
Charles "Skip" Pitts was a soul and blues guitarist with a certain style. He was featured on the "Shaft" theme song.