John Prine

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Prine in 2006

John Prine (October 10, 1946 – April 7, 2020) was an American country folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Maywood, Illinois but raised in Chicago.[1] His music was often seen as protest and social commentary. He began making music for Atlantic Records in 1971. In 1984 he co-founded Oh Boy Records, an independent record label. In 1992 and 2006, Prine won a Grammy Award.

Later life[change | change source]

In 1998, he was diagnosed with a form of melanoma in the neck.[2] In 2013, he discovered he had lung cancer.

On March 26, 2020, Prine was hospitalized with COVID-19. Two days later, his health was reported as critical.[3] On April 7, 2020, he died of the disease in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 73.[4]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Prine OTSFM Registration Card". Old Town School of Folk Music. 1964-09-17. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  2. "John Prine personal letter to his fans about his cancer". Jpshrine.org. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  3. "John Prine Hospitalized with COVID-19 Symptoms: 'His Situation Is Critical'". Rolling Stone. March 29, 2020. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  4. Grimes, William (7 April 2020). "John Prine, Who Chronicled the Human Condition in Song, Dies at 73". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 April 2020.