August 6 : This Day in Music History Deaths

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August 6

1931 : Bix Beiderbecke, American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist and composer, born Leon Bismark Beiderbecke, died from lobar pneumonia at his appartment in Sunnyside, Queens, New York City, at the age of 28. The extent to which alcoholism was also a factor for his death is debated.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 March 1903)

Bix Beiderbecke

1994 : Domenico Modugno, Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and later is his life, a member of the Italian Parliament, died in Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy at the age of 66.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 January 1928)

1998 : Nat Gonella, English jazz trumpeter, bandleader, vocalist and mellophonist, born Nathaniel Charles Gonella, died at his home in Gosport, Hampshire, at the age of 90.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 March 1908)

2004 : Rick James, American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr., died from pulmonary failure and cardiac failure (with his various health conditions of diabetes, stroke, a pacemaker, and a heart attack) in Burbank, California, at the age of 56.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 February 1948)

2005 : Carlo Little, English rock and roll drummer, born Carl O'Neil Little, died of lung cancer in Cleadon, Tyne and Wear, North East England, at the age of 66. (The Rolling Stones' original drummer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 December 1938)

2009 : Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter, born William Paul Borsey Jr., died of pancreatic cancer in New York City at the age of 58. He was also under treatment for Hepatitis C.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 August 1950)

2012 : Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, born Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, died due to respiratory arrest (caused by a combination of anoxic brain encephalopathy and hypertension) in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 June 1944)

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