Grown Folks Music has reserved this page as a place of reverence for not only the greats who have transitioned from this earthly plane, but also for those still among us so that we might celebrate and express our gratitude for their contributions to the music and culture.

Legendary drummer Earl Palmer passes away at 84

Legendary drummer Earl Palmer died on September 19th at age 84.

Norman Whitfield in the studio

Legendary Songwriter and Producer Norman Whitfield dies at 67

Perhaps one of the most influential figures in grown folks music...

Jerry Wexler

Music legend Jerry Wexler dies at 91

One of the original music moguls (key word: music), he headed up Atlantic Records along with Ahmet Ertegun from 1953 to 1975 after leaving a career in music journalism.