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March 2020 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 American rap group Public Enemy part ways with Flavor Flav after 35 years over playing for free at Bernie Sanders rally

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Mar 17 Golden Rassberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 6 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), dies at 81
  • Mar 15 Suzy Delair, French actress and singer (The Murderer Lives at Number 21, Utopia, White Paws), dies at 102

Person of interestKenny Rogers

Mar 20 Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter (The Gambler, Through the Years) and entrepreneur (Kenny Rogers Roasters), dies of natural causes at 81

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Mar 22 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), dies of Alzheimer’s at 80
  • Mar 24 Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), dies of COVID-19 at 86
  • Mar 29 Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), dies of COVID-19 complications at 61

Person of interestBill Withers

Mar 30 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician (Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me), dies of heart complications at 81

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers