The music world lost many greats this decade, including artists who shaped sounds of rock 'n' roll, soul, pop and country as we know them today. Hear remembrances of some of these legends, culled from the NPR archive. Please add your own remembrances of these artists (and of other musicians who died this decade) in the comments section below.
<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122117007">Hear Morning Edition's musical tribute to these artists.</a><br /><a href="http://www.npr.org/decade">Visit our complete Decade In Music coverage.</a><br /><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121776270">Visit <em>In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2009</em>.</a>
Credit: Tom Cole, Nelson Hsu, Michael Katzif, Amy Schriefer / NPR