December 17 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
December 17

1978 : Don Ellis, American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader, born Donald Johnson Ellis, died of a fatal heart attack in Hollywood, California, at the age of 44.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 July 1934)

1982 : Big Joe Williams, American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, born Joseph Lee Williams, died in Macon, Mississippi, at the age of 79.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 October 1903)

1999 : Grover Washington Jr., American jazz-funk and soul-jazz saxophonist, died of a massive heart attack in New York City at the age of 56.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 December 1943)

1999 : Rex Allen, American film actor, singer and songwriter, born , died of a massive coronary in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 78.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 December 1920)

2006 : Denis Payton, English saxophonist, born Denis Archibald West Payton, died after a long illness in Bournemouth, Dorset, at the age of 63. (The Dave Clark Five)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 August 1943)

2010 : Robin Rogers, American blues singer, died from liver cancer at her home in Gastonia, North Carolina, at the age of 55.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 June 1955)

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