August 26 : This Day in Music History Deaths

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August 26

1958 : Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores, born Ralph Vaughan Williams, died in in London, England, at the age of 85.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 October 1872)

1981 : Lee Hays, American folk-singer and songwriter, died from diabetic cardiovascular disease in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, at the age of 67. (The Weavers - bass singer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 March 1914)
In this video Lee Hays is the one who talks and sings first.

1995 : Ronnie White, American musician, born Ronald White, died from leukemia in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 56. (The Miracles)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 April 1939)

Ronnie White

2000 : Allen Woody, American bass guitarist, born Douglas Allen Woody, died at the age of 44. No official cause for his death has been given, but "Dixie Lullaby" by Mark Kemp states that Woody died of a heroin overdose. (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 October 1955)

2003 : Wilma Burgess, American country music singer, born Wilma Charlene Burgess, died unexpectedly after suffering a massive heart attack, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 64.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 June 1939)

 

2004 : Laura Branigan, American singer, songwriter and actress, born Laura Ann Branigan, died in her sleep at her lodge in East Quogue, New York, at the age of 47. The probable cause was attributed to an undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 July 1957)

2009 : Ellie Greenwich, American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer, born Eleanor Louise Greenwich, died of a heart attack in Manhattan, New York at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 October 1940)

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