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The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 2

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The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over 450,000 lives in the United States alone. there are well over two million worldwide. Many musicians and people who are an integral part of the music business are part of that terrible sum.

In this week’s popcast, the second part of a recurring series, a handful of memories of musicians lost to the coronavirus:

  • Cristina, a downtown New York haute post disco diva from the early 1980s who died at the age of 64.

  • Fred the Godson, a Bronx rap classic and mixtape star of the 2000s, died at the age of 41.

  • Adam Schlesinger, a member of the influential power pop band Fountains of Wayne and songwriter and composer for countless film and television projects, died at the age of 52.

Guests:

  • Kurt B. Reighley, DJ and author of the liner notes for Cristina’s 2004 reissues.

  • Shawn Setaro, reporter and writer at Complex.

  • Ben Sisario, music reporter for the New York Times.

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