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2020 News Archives



May 2020

McCready headlines first concert in U.S. since COVID (New York Times, May 19)

"Clean Up Woman" singer Betty Wright dies (New York Times, May 10)

Little Richard dies at 87 (New York Times, May 9)

Uptown Records founder Andrew Harrell dies (Billboard, May 9)

Missouri allows concerts (Billboard, May 3)


April 2020

Swift cancels 2020 tour due to COVID (Standard Time, April 17)

Jazz great Lee Konitz dies at 92 of COVID-19 (WBGO, April 16)

Judge rules for Universal Records over fire destroying masters (New York Times, April 6)

Bill Withers dies at 81 (New York Times, April 3)

Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies of COVID-19 at 94 (New York Times, April 2)

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies of 52 from coronavirus (New York Times, April 1)

Jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney dies of coronavirus (New York Times, April 1)


March 2020

Dr. Dre added to National Recording Registry (New York Times, March 25)

Manu Dibango of "Soul Makossa" fame, dies at 86 of COVID-19 (New York Times, March 24)

Glastonbury fest canceled (New York Times, March 18)

Led Zeppelin wins Stairway to Heaven appeal (New York Times, March 9)

Pearl Jam postpones tour due to coronavirus (Billboard, March 9)

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner dies at 81 (New York Times, March 7)

SXSW canceled over virus fears (Austin Statesman, March 6)

Ultra Festival reportedly postponed due to coronavirus (Miami Herald, March 6)

Journey embroiled in internal legal dispute (Pollstar, March 4)


February 2020

David Roback of Mazzy Star dies at 61 (New York Times, February 26)

Pet Shop Boys, New Order announce summer tour  (Pollstar, February 24)

Jones, Marsalis, Krall headline Newport Jazz (Standard Time, February 11)

Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo dies at 78 (New York Times, February 11)

Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill dies at 64 (New York Times, February 1)


January 2020

My Chemical Romance announces U.S. tour (Billboard, January 29)

Eilish wins five GRAMMYS (New York Times, January 26)

Aerosmith drummer files suit against band entities, says he's being frozen out (Boston Globe, January 22)

Juice WRLD death ruled accidental overdose (Chicago Sun times, January 22)

Grammys head alleges harrassment (New York Times, January 21)

Rush drummer Neil Peart dies (New York Times, January 10)

Coachella names Rage, Scott, Ocean as headliners (Standard Time, January 2)



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