Band: solo performer
Position: singer-songwriter, guitarist
Died: Apr. 7
Distinctions: Born in Illinois, John Prine released 18 albums from 1971-2018; won Grammys for The Missing Years (1991) and Fair & Square (2005), both in the Contemporary Folk category; his song, "Illegal Smile" (watch below), on his debut self-titled debut album in 1971, has long been regarded as an ode to marijuana.