August 13 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
August 13

1968 : Joe Hinton, American soul singer, died from skin cancer in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 38.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 November 1929)

1971 : King Curtis, American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz, born Curtis Ousley, died at Roosevelt Hospital in New York after being stabbed in the chest at the age of 37.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 February 1934)

1982 : Joe Tex aka Joseph Hazziez, American musician famous for his brand of Southern soul, born Joseph Arrington, Jr., died at his home, following a heart attack, in Navasota, Texas, at the age of 47.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 August 1935)

2003 : Ed Townsend, American attorney, songwriter, and producer, born Edward Benjamin Townsend, died from a heart attack in San Bernardino, California, at the age of 74.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 April 1929)

2005 : Francine Hurd Barker aka Peaches, Amercan soul singer, born Francine Edna Hurd, died in Maryland at the age of 58. (The Keynote, The Darlettes and The Sweet Things, Peaches And Herb)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 April 1947)

2009 : Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor, born Lester William Polsfuss, died of complications from pneumonia in White Plains, New York, at the age of 94.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 June 1915)

2009 : Allen Shellenberger, American drummer, died in Artesia, California, at the age of 39. (Lit)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 September 1969)

2011 : At the Indiana State Fair, music fans are assembling for a performance by country band Sugarland. Although police had issued a warning to the attendees that they may have to take cover due to severe weather, the concert is going on as planned. During a gust of high wind, the rigging from the top of the stage is blown off, causing the stage to collapse on the crowd, killing five attendees and injuring dozens more. A sixth person would die several days later from injuries. Janet Jackson and Lady Antebellum, both of whom were scheduled to perform, choose to cancel their appearances.

2013 : Tompall Glaser, American country music artist, born Thomas Paul Glaser, died after a long illness in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 79.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 September 1933)

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