We remember a few of the musicians we lost in 2014

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Joe Cocker performing at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, in 2003.

Joe Cocker performing at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, in 2003.

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As we start 2015, we want to take one more look back at the year that just past — specifically, some of the musicians we said goodbye to in 2014.

We start with Jamaican reggae musician, Wayne Smith. He passed away in February.

The biggest hit of his career was the 1985 tune, Under Mi Sleng Teng.

Smith grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, but moved to New York in 1989. He started his own record label there, called Sleng Teng Records.

Two years ago, Smith moved back to Jamaica — and that's where he died at the age of 48 from a heart attack.

Two other musicians who left us way too early in 2014 were members of the South Korean K-Pop band Ladies' Code.

The singers, known as EunB and RiSe, were both killed in a car accident while the band was on tour in September.

EunB was 21, RiSe was 23.

Before the tragic accident, Ladies' Code were destined for great things. Billboard magazine touted the group as one of the top five K-Pop bands to watch.

And the group's goal was to have a number one single. That dream came true with their song "I'm Fine, Thank You" — but only after that fatal accident.

A death more recently in the news was that of Joe Cocker.

The English rock and blues singer was known for his gritty voice and distinctive body movements on stage.

He first burst on the scene at Woodstock and had a string of hits in the 1970s.

But another of his memorable legacies — at least to a generation not born during the hippy years — will be his unlikely contribution to hip-hop.

2014 was also the year we lost Maria.

Maria Franziska von Trapp was one of the children in the singing Austrian family whose story inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein to write the Sound of Music.

The Broadway musical later became the movie we all know and love, starring Julie Andrews. In 1973, the elder Maria von Trapp appeared on a Julie Andrews TV special.

In this clip, she teaches Andrews the proper way to yodel.

French flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata was 93 when he passed away in November.

And he wasn't the only amazing flamenco guitarist we lost this past year. Sadly, we also said so long to Paco de Lucia.

He was known for his Nuevo Flamenco style — which combined flamenco guitar with jazz, Gypsy, Latin, rock, swing and so many other musical combinations.