On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 2020

  • Jan 1 Jaap Schröder, Dutch violinist, conductor, musicologist, and pedagogue ( Academy of Ancient Music), dies at 94
  • Jan 3 Bo Winberg, Swedish instrumental rock guitarist (The Spotnicks - "Hava Nagila"; "Amapola"; "Karelia"), dies at 80
  • Jan 7 Neil Peart, Canadian rock drummer and lyricist (Rush - "Limelight"; "Peaceable Kingdom") dies from glioblastoma (brain cancer) at 67
  • Jan 19 Jimmy Heath "Little Bird", American jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 93
  • Jan 19 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer ("Barefootin'"), dies at 89
  • Jan 26 Bob Shane, American folk vocalist (Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley), dies at 85
  • Jan 27 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan jazz drummer, composer and arranger, dies at 78