April 6 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
April 6

1844 : Frank Johnson, African American musician, teacher and prolific composer during the Antebellum period, born Francis Johnson, died at the age of 51.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 June 1792)

Francis Johnson

 

1971 : Igor Stravinsky, Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor, born Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, died of heart failure in New York City at the age of 88.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 June 1882)

 

1984 : Ral Donner, early American rock and roll musician, born Ralph Stuart Emanuel Donner, died of lung cancer at the age of 41.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 February 1943)

Ral Donner

 

1998 : Tammy Wynette, American country music singer-songwriter, born Virginia Wynette Pugh, died in her sleep, after years of medical problems, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 55.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 May 1942)

 

1998 : Wendy O. Williams, lead singer for the American punk band the Plasmatics and solo artist, born Wendy Orlean Williams, committed suicide by shooting herself in Storrs, Connecticut, at the age of 48. It was her third suicide attempt. (Plasmatics)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 May 1949)

Wendy O. Williams

 

1999 : Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist and composer, born Kenneth Norville, died at a convalescent home in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 91.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 March 1908)

 

2004 : Niki Sullivan, American rock and roll guitar player, born Niki M. Sullivan, died suddenly of a heart attack in Sugar Creek, Missouri, at the age of 66. (The Crickets)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 June 1937)

Niki Sullivan

 

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