This Day in Music History
1996 : Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, American Delta blues guitar player and vocalist, died of cancer in Chicago, Illinos, at the age of 59.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 September 1936)
1997 : Laura Nyro, American songwriter, singer and pianist, born Laura Nigro, died of ovarian cancer in Danbury, Connecticut, at the age of 49.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 October 1947)
2001 : Pedro Depestre, Cuban violinist, born Pedro Depestre Gonzales in Cienfugos, in June 1945 (precise date not known), died after collapsing on stage in Basel, Switzerland, at the age of 55. (Orquesta Aragón, Buena Vista Social Club)
2001 : Van Stephenson, American singer-songwriter, born Van Wesley Stephenson, died of melanoma in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 47. (BlackHawk)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 November 1953)