Categories: R.I.P. 2020

R.I.P. 2020

Notable musicians and other music-related figures who have died this year:

Terry Jones (Monty Python star)

Robert Parker (R&B singer-songwriter, most famous for “Barefootin'”)

Jimmy Heath (jazz saxophone legend)

David Olney (singer-songwriter)

Steve Martin Caro (The Left Banke)

Chris Darrow (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Corvettes)

Neil Peart (Rush drummer)

5th Ward Weebie (New Orleans bounce music pioneer)

Edd Byrnes (“Grease” star and one-hit recording artist)

Pat Collins (fiddler in Mushroom and Café Orchestra)

Martin Griffin (former Hawkwind drummer)

Nick Blagona (veteran studio engineer)

Norma Tanega (“Cat Named Dog” singer; her Dec. 29, 2019, death wasn’t reported until Jan. 2, 2020)

Tommy Hancock (influential Texas musician)

Lexii Alijai (21-year-old rapper)

Marty Grebb (The Buckinghams)

R.I.P. 2019

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R.I.P. 2017

R.I.P. 2016

R.I.P. 2015

R.I.P. 2014

R.I.P. 2013

R.I.P. 2012

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