2020

John Prine, Folk Legend, died on April 7, 2020 from COVID-19 (coronavirus)

John Prine (October 10, 1946 – April 7, 2020) was an American country folk singer-songwriter. He was active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer from the early 1970s until his death, was known for an often humorous style…
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Bill Withers died on March 30, 2020, aged 81

BIll Withers died 2020

William Harrison (Bill) Withers Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was an American former singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded several major hits, including “Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Use…
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Ellis Marsalis Jr, New Orleans jazz piano legend, died April 1, 2020

Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. (November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was a jazz pianist and educator. Although he was active since the late 1940s, Ellis Marsalis Jr came to greater attention in…
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Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Singer, dead at 52 of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Adam Schlesinger died 2020

Adam Lyons Schlesinger (October 31, 1967 – March 31, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and guitarist who won three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and the ASCAP Pop Music Award, and was also nominated for Academy, Tony, and…
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Wallace Roney, US jazz trumpeter, dies aged 59 from COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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Wallace Roney (May 25, 1960 – March 31, 2020) was an American jazz trumpeter, born in Philadelphia. He was found to have perfect pitch at the age of four, and began his musical and trumpet studies at Philadelphia’s Settlement School…
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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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