This Day in Music History
1974 : Bill Chase, American trumpet player and leader of the jazz-rock fusion band Chase, born William Edward Chiaiese, died in the crash of a chartered twin-engine aircraft in Jackson, Minnesota, at the age of 39. Three more members of the 1974 lineup of the band also died in the crash: Walter Clark, drummer, 25, John Emma, guitarist, 22, and Wally Yohn, keyboardist, 27.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 October 1934)
From left to right: Bill Chase, Walter Clark, John Emma and Wally Yohn. They are all featured in the video that follows.
1975 : Dmitry Shostakovich, Soviet Russian composer and pianist, born Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, died of lung cancer at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 September 1906)
1995 : Jerry Garcia, American musician, born Jerome John Garcia, died of a heart attack in a drug rehabilitation facility in Forest Knolls, California, at the age of 53. (Grateful Dead - singer, songwriter, lead guitarist)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 August 1942)
2004 : Tony Mottola, American guitarist, died in Denville, New Jersey, at the age of 86.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 April 1918)
2010 : Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, American electric blues bassist and singer, died from complications of lung cancer and a heart attack in Southaven, Mississippi. at the age of 84.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 June 1926)