August 15 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
August 15

1958 : Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, born Lee Conley Bradley, died from the effects of throat cancer, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 65.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 June 1893)

1961 : Stick McGhee, African-American jump blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, born Granville Henry McGhee, died of lung cancer in The Bronx, New York City, at the age of 44.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 March 1917)

1971 : Thomas Wayne, American singer, born Thomas Wayne Perkins, died in a car accident in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 31.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 July 1940)

1984 : Norman Petty, American musician and record producer, died in Lubbock, Texas, at the age of 57.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 May 1927)

1988 : Rudy Collins, born in New York City. American jazz drummer. (Dizzy Gillespie), died at the age of 54.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 July 1934)

1992 : Jackie Edwards, Jamaican musician, singer and songwriter, whose career took in ska, R&B, soul, rocksteady, reggae, and ballads, born Wilfred Gerald Edwards in Jamaica in 1938 (precise birthday not known), died of a heart attack.

2008 : Jerry Wexler, American music journalist and music producer, born Gerald Wexler, died at his home in Sarasota, Florida, from congestive heart failure, at the age of 91.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 January 1917)

2009 : Jim Dickinson, American record producer, pianist, and singer, born James Luther Dickinson, died in Memphis, Tennessee, following triple bypass heart surgery, at the age of 67. (Mud Boy and the Neutrons)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 November 1941)

2011 : Betty Thatcher, English lyricist, born Betty Mary Newsinger, died of cancer in Hayle, Cornwall, England at the age of 67. (Renaissance)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 February 1944)

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