For me ... it was Warren Zevon. Seems like he was the soundtrack of my youthful recollections .... mostly my college years. IMHO ... nobody wrote songs like Warren ... "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" ... "Excitable Boy" .... "Lawyers Guns & Money" ... etc. He passed in 2003 ... music goes on ... but for me ... was never the same. Never went to a Zevon concert or bought his albums after Vinyl fell out of the mainstream (1990). After his passing I bought the albums (post 1990) and found (my perspective) they were just as good as his earlier work. Like the song says "You don't know what you got till it's gone".