August 16 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
August 16

1938 : Robert Johnson, American blues singer and musician, died from poisoning by a jealous man, in Greenwood, Mississippi, at the age of 27.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 May 1911)

1977 : Elvis Presley, American singer and actor, born Elvis Aaron Presley, died at his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, of an overdose from from prescription drugs, at the age of 42. He had been suffering from multiple ailments: glaucoma, high blood pressure, liver damage, and an enlarged colon, each aggravated and possibly caused by drug abuse.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 January 1935)

Elvis Presley

2000 : Alan Caddy (The Tornadoes), English guitarist, arranger, record producer and session musician, died at the age of 60. (The Five Nutters, Bats Heath And The Vampires, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 February 1940)

In the photo below, Alan Caddy is on the right side.

The Tornadoes

 

2005 : Vassar Clements, American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler, born Vassar Carlton Clements, died from lung cancer that had spread to his brain at the age of 77. (Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 April 1928)

2007 : Max Roach, American jazz percussionist, drummer and composer, born Maxwell Lemuel Roach, died in Manhattan, New York, at the age of 83.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 January 1925)

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