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Alan Merrill died March 29, 2020

Alan Merrill (February 19, 1951 – March 29, 2020) was born Allan Preston Sachs and was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and model. In the early 1970s, Alan Merrill was the first Westerner to achieve pop star status in…
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Bill Rieflin drummer for King Crimson and R.E.M. died on March 24, 2020

Bill Rieflin drummer for King Crimson and R.E.M.died on March 24, 2020

William (Bill) Frederick Rieflin (September 29, 1960 – March 24, 2020) was an American musician. Bill Rieflin came to fame in the 1990s mainly for his work as a drummer with groups such as Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, Lard, KMFDM,…
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Manu Dibango, jazz legend, dies aged 86.

Manu Dibango dies aged 86

Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango (December 12, 1933 – March 24, 2020) was a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. He was best known for his…
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Barbara Martin from The Supremes dies aged 76

Barbara Diane Martin Richardson (June 1, 1943 – March 4, 2020) was born in Detroit and was an American singer, best known for being one of the original members of legendary Motown group The Supremes. After Betty McGlown left the…
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Pop Smoke: Rapper shot dead in apparent robbery

Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020) known as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter. Pop Smoke was born on July 20, 1999, in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jamaican mother and a Panamanian father….
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Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for rock band Rush, has died, aged 67, from brain cancer.

Neil Ellwood Peart (September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and writer best known as the drummer and lyricist of the rock band Rush. He received numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into…
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15 Musicians who died in 2019

musicians who died in 2019

Several excellent musicians passed away in 2019, here we celebrate some of their lives and contributions to the world of music. January 29, 2019: James Ingram James Ingram died from brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles, aged 66. James…
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