This Day in Music History
1960 : Eddie Cochran, American rock and roll pioneer, born Ray Edward Cochran, died in a taxi crash in Bath, Somerset, England, at the age of 21.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 October 1938)
1974 : Vinnie Taylor (Sha Na Na), American lead guitar player, born Chris Donald in 1949, died from an accidental heroin overdose at the age of 24-25. Precise date of birth not known.
1983 : Felix Pappalardi, American music producer, songwriter, vocalist and bass guitarist, born Felix A. Pappalardi, Jr., was shot and killed by his wife in their Manhattan apartment, in New York, at the age of 42. (Cream, Mountain)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 December 1939)
1998 : Linda McCartney, American photographer, musician and animal rights activist, born Linda Louise Eastman, died after breast cancer had spread to her liver, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 56. (Wings)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 September 1941)
2003 : Earl King, American singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer, mostly active in blues music, born Earl Silas Johnson IV, died in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 69.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 February 1934)
2008 : Danny Federici, American musician, born Daniel Paul Federici, died in New York City at the age of 58. The last three years of his life, he had suffered from melanoma. (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band - organ, glockenspiel, accordion)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 January 1950)