April 30 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
April 30

1966 : Richard Fariña, American writer and folksinger, born Richard George Fariña, died in a motorcycle accdent in Carmel, California, at the age of 29.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 March 1937)

1982 : Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician, born Leslie Conway Bangs, died in New York City of an accidental overdose of Darvon, Valium and NyQuil, at the age of 33.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 December 1948)

1983 : Muddy Waters, American blues musician who is considered the "father of modern Chicago blues", born McKinley Morganfield, died in his sleep from heart failure, at his home in Westmont, Illinois, at the age of 70 or 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 April 1913 - or 1915, as he claimed in his later years)

1999 : Darrell Sweet, Scottish drummer, born , died of a heart attack whle on a U.S. tour, in New Albany, Indiana, at the age of 51. (Nazareth - co-founder, drumms)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 May 1947)

2007 : Zola Taylor, American singer, born Zola Mae Taylor, died from complications of pneumonia, following a series of strokes, in Riverside, California, at the age of 69. (The Platters)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 March 1938)

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