April 2 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
April 2

1987 : Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and bandleader, born Bernard Rich, died of heart failure, following surgery for a malignant brain tumor, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 69.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 September 1917)

 

1996 : Guitar Gabriel aka Nyles Jones, American blues musician, born Robert Lewis Jones, died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the age of 70.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 October 1925)

 

1998 : Rob Pilatus, German-American model, dancer and singer, born Robert Pilatus, died after overdosing on a combination of drugs and alcohol, in Frankfurt, Germany, at the age of 33. (Milli Vanilli)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 June 1964)

Rob Pilatus

 

2003 : Edwin Starr, American soul music singer, born Charles Edwin Hatcher, died of a heart attack at his home in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, England, at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 January 1942)

 

2006 : Bernard Seigal aka Buddy Blue, American musician, music critic and writer, born Bernard R. Seigal, died of a heart attack in La Mesa, California, at the age of 48. (The Beat Farmers, Buddy Blue Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 December 1957)

 

2009 : Freddie Everett aka The Texas Legend, American guitarist and singer-songwriter, born , died of Lou Gehrigs Disease at the age of 49.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 June 1959)

 

2009 : Bud Shank, American jazz musician, alto saxophonist and flautist, born Clifford Everett Shank, Jr., died of a pulmonary embolism at his home in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 82.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 May 1926)

 

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