Artists who died in 2020 - October

Created by maluca on 05 Oct 2020 | Last edited by maluca on 13 Jan 2021
Artists who died in 2020 - October

A collection of the artists that passed away in October 2020.

The complete list for 2020 is here:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/collection/artists-who-died-2020-0

1. Alexander Kalyanov Artist

Alexander Kalyanov died on October 2 (aged 73).

2. MDO Artist

Anthony Galindo died on October 3 (aged 41).

Genres:  Latino, Pop

Language:  Spanish

3. Asfalto Artist

Mario del Olmo, guitarist, died on October 4.

Country:  Spain

Genres:  Hard Rock, Progressive rock, Rock

Language:  Spanish

4. Van Halen Artist

Eddie Van Halen, lead guitarist, died on October 6 (aged 65).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Rock 'n' Roll

Language:  English

5. Johnny Nash Artist

Johnny Nash died on October 6 (aged 80).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Pop, Reggae, Singer-songwriter

Language:  English

6. Ruth Klüger Artist

Ruth Klüger died on October 6 (aged 88).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  German

Popular songs:  Der KaminAuschwitz

7. The Shadows Artist

Brian Locking, bass guitarist, died on October 8 (aged 81).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  ApacheFeelin' FineRiders In The Sky

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian died on October 8 (aged 80).

David Refael Ben Ami died on October 9 (aged 70).

Country:  Israel

Genre:  Religious

Language:  Hebrew

10. Bora Drljaca Artist

Bora Drljaca died on October 11 (aged 79).

Country:  Serbia

Language:  Serbian

11. Kottonmouth Kings Artist

Steven Thronson (Saint Dog) died on October 13 (aged 44).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular song:  Let's Ride

12. AC/DC Artist

Paul Matters, bassist with AC/DC in 1975, died in October.

Country:  Australia

Genres:  Hard Rock, Metal, Rock

Language:  English

13. Herbert Kretzmer Artist

Herbert Kretzmer died on October 14 (aged 95).

Country:  South Africa

Language:  English

14. Festival Artist

Dmitriy Danin, keyboardist and singer, died on October 14 (aged 70).

15. The Tremeloes Artist

Dave Munden, drummer and singer, died on October 15 (aged 76).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Pop

Languages:  English, Spanish

16. Gordon Haskell Artist

Gordon Haskell died on October 16 (aged 74).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Blues, Folk, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Rock

Language:  English

17. Gli Squallor Artist

Alfredo Cerruti died on October 16 (aged 78).

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Rock

Languages:  Neapolitan, Italian

18. Naama Artist

Naâma died on October 16 (aged 84).

Country:  Tunisia

Genre:  Folk

Language:  Arabic

19. Ilana Rovina Artist

Ilana Rovina died on October 16 (aged 86).

Country:  Israel

Genre:  Pop

Language:  Hebrew

Popular song:  לך איתה (Lech Ita)

20. Doreen Montalvo Artist

Doreen Montalvo died on October 17 (aged 56).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Latino, Pop

Languages:  Spanish, English

Popular song:  Piece of My Heart

21. Colin Wilkie Artist

Colin Wilkie died on October 18 (aged 86).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Folk

Language:  English

22. Café del Mar Artist

José Padilla, DJ and musician, died on October 18 (aged 64).

Country:  Spain

Languages:  English, French, Spanish

Spencer Davis died on October 19 (aged 81).

Country:  United Kingdom

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Keep On RunningI'm A ManDimples

24. The Outfield Artist

Tony Lewis, bassist and singer, died on October 19 (aged 62).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Rock, Pop-Rock, New Wave

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Your LoveAll The LoveTalk To Me

25. Jerry Jeff Walker Artist

Jerry Jeff Walker died on October 23 (aged 78).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Country music

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Mr. BojanglesLast SongNavajo Rug

26. La Susi Artist

La Susi died on October 24 (aged 65).

Country:  Spain

Genre:  Flamenco

Language:  Spanish

27. Diane di Prima Artist

Diane di Prima died on October 25 (aged 86).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

28. Dolores Abril Artist

Dolores Abril died on October 25 (aged 81).

Country:  Spain

Language:  Spanish

Popular song:  Pelea en broma

29. Billy Joe Shaver Artist

Billy Joe Shaver died on October 28 (aged 81).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Country music

Language:  English

30. Cano Estremera Artist

Cano Estremera died on October 28 (aged 62).

Country:  Puerto Rico

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Spanish

Popular song:  El ultimo en tu piel

31. Bjesovi Artist

Božidar Tanasković, bassist, died on October 30.

Country:  Serbia

Genre:  Hard Rock

Language:  Serbian

Popular songs:  Skoro 100%Bolje tiCak i da mogu sve

32. Sean Connery Artist

Sean Connery died on October 31 (aged 90).

Country:  United Kingdom

Language:  English

Popular song:  In My Life

33. MF Doom Artist

Daniel Dumile a.k.a. MF Doom died on October 31 (aged 49).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular songs:  DoomsdayAccordionBeef rap

34. Thunderclap Newman Artist

Ronnie Peel, bass guitar, died on October 31.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Pop-Rock

Language:  English

Popular song:  Something In the Air

35. Magma Artist

Marc Fosset, guitarist, died on October 31 (aged 71).

Country:  France

Genres:  Progressive rock, Rock

Languages:  Constructed Language, French

Comments
malucamaluca    Sat, 31/10/2020 - 16:42

Yes, I just created a page for him. He wasn't much of a singer though...

malucamaluca    Wed, 25/11/2020 - 17:34

Yes, I heard it on the news... It's so sad. Sad smile Sad smile Sad smile

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Wed, 25/11/2020 - 18:18

When Zarathustra was alone, however, he said to his heart: "Could it be possible?! This old saint in the forest has not yet heard of it, that God is dead!"

Friedrich Nietzsche

malucamaluca    Tue, 01/12/2020 - 19:18

So sad. Just one day before she died Pierre translated one of her songs for me...

silencedsilenced    Tue, 01/12/2020 - 20:13

I like her very much. I tried to find the lyrics of the very first German song I studied at school, that was an adaptation this funny song of hers. I can still dig a bit of the lyrics out of my cluttered brain a few decades later, but I don't remember the name of the singer and I couldn't find the lyrics, only another version.

Mariannes holder Gatte war mal mein Galant
Dass ich es damals mit ihm machte
kommt mir heute komisch an!
Anfangs war er Feuer und Flammen,
immer furchtbar nett ;
nahm sich wirklich sehr zusammen,
machte selbst das Bett ;
sagte wie sehr er mich bewunderte, nachher wie davor,
nahm den Abfalleimer 'runter mit ?aus den Tor?

(chorus)
Na na na, wie wohlerzogen kamst du, Freundchen, mir davor!
?Doch/Nur? dich hatte hingebogen Marianne zuvor Teeth smile
(that's all I can remember for sure)

Maybe some German kind soul could help me find that song? That would be a small tribute to her, and a dear keepsake for me.

malucamaluca    Wed, 02/12/2020 - 03:52

I don't know this song and couldn't find anything about it...

silencedsilenced    Wed, 02/12/2020 - 06:24

There is a German version here, but it's not the same. My memories of he lyrics might have shifted a bit, but not that much, and besides that matches the French closely enough. I still recall our wonderful German teacher explaining "mit ihm es machte" and "nachher wie davor". It was very gratifying for us kids to be taught such risqué vocabulary, and a lot of fun. Oh bummer, I'm talking like a boomer...
I suppose it's just one of these singers who didn't go down in history?

malucamaluca    Wed, 02/12/2020 - 05:37

What is the German version here?

silencedsilenced    Wed, 02/12/2020 - 06:25

Sorry, a mishap with the link. It should work now.