April 4 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
April 4

1943 : Tiny Parham, Canadian-born American jazz bandleader and pianist, born Hartzell Strathdene Parham, died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the age of 43.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 February 1900)

 

1960 : Sylvester Weaver, American blues guitar player and pioneer of country blues, died in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of 62.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 July 1897)

 

1980 : Red Sovine, American country music singer associated with truck driving songs, born Woodrow Wilson Sovine, died after suffering a heart attack while driving his van, which caused him to crash, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 July 1918)

 

1992 : Arthur Russell aka Dinosaur L, American cellist, composer, singer and musician, born Charles Arthur Russell, Jr., died of AIDS at the age of 40.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 May 1951)

 

1994 : Ginny Simms aka Virginia E. Eastvold, American popular singer and actress, born Virginia Simms, died in Palm Springs, Californa, at the age of 80.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 May 1913)

 

1996 : Larry LaPrise, American songwriter, born Roland Lawrence LaPrise, died in Gooding, Idaho, at the age of 82. Although he obtained the U.S. copyright for The Hokey Pokey, its authorship has been disputed by Irish songwrter Jimmy Kennedy.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 January 1914)

 

2007 : Brian Fahey, British musical director and big band arranger, died at the age of 87.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 April 1919)

 

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