April 1 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
April 1

1917 : Scott Joplin aka King of Ragtime, African-American ragtime composer and pianist, died of dementia from tertiary syphilis in New York City at the age of 49.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 November 1868)

 

1984 : Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was fatally shot by his father and died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 44. Marvin had beaten his father during a family argument, who ended up serving 5 years probation for voluntary manslaughter.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 April 1939)

 

1992 : Nigel Preston, English drummer and founding member of The Cult, died of a heroin overdose in Brixton, London, at the age of 32. Many sources state his date of death as 7 May 1992.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 April 1959)

Nigel Preston

 

1999 : Jesse Stone aka Charles Calhoun and Chuck Calhoun, American rhythm and blues musician and songwriter, died in Altamonte Springs, Florida, at the age of 97.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 November 1901)

 

2004 : Paul Atkinson, English guitarist, born Paul Ashley Warren Atkinson, died from liver and kidney disease in a hospital in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 58. (The Zombies)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 March 1946)

Paul Atkinson

 

2005 : Jack Keller, American songwriter and composer, born , died of leukemia in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 November 1936)

 

2009 : Duane Jarvis, American guitarist and singer-songwriter, died of colon cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 51.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 August 1957)

 

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