December 15 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
December 15

1943 : Fats Waller, American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer, born Thomas Wright Waller, died of pneumonia on a cross-country train trip near Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 39.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 May 1904)

1944 : Glenn Miller, American big band musician, arranger, composer and bandleader, born Alton Glenn Miller, went "missing in action" at the age of 40. He was flying from England to Paris in a small US Air Force single-engined plane which disappeared over the English Channel.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 March 1904)

Glenn Miller

1979 : Jackie Brenston, African-American R&B singer and saxophonist, died of a fatal heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 49.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 August 1930)

2001 : Rufus Thomas, American R&B, funk and soul singer and comedian, born Rufus Thomas, Jr., died of heart failure in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 84.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 March 1917)

2008 : Davey Graham, English guitarist and influential figure in the 1960s British folk revival, born David Michael Gordon Graham, died from lung cancer at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 November 1940)

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