December 23 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
December 23

1992 : Eddie Hazel, American early funk guitarist, born Edward Earl Hazel, died from internal bleeding and liver failure in Plainfield, New Jersey, at the age of 42. (Parliament-Funkadelic)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 April 1950)

Eddie Hazel

1994 : Dan Hamilton, American musician, died from a rare hormone disorder called Cushing’s Syndrome at the age of 48. (Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - founding member, guitar, lead singer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 June 1946)
On this album cover he is the one on the left.

1997 : Jackie Landry Jackson, American R&B / Doo-Wop singer, died of breast cancer at the age of 56. (The Chantels)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 May 1941)

 Jackie Landry Jackson

2000 : The Singing Postman, English folk singer and postman, born Allan Francis Smethurst, died from a heart attack in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, at the age of 73.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 November 1927)

2006 : Charlie Drake, English comedian, actor, writer and singer, born Charles Edward Springall, died in Twickenham, Middlesex, at the age of 81.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 June 1925)

2007 : Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, born Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, died of kidney failure at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, at the age of 82.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 August 1925)

2013 : Yusef Lateef, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator, born William Huddleston, died in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, at the age of 93. He had been suffering from prostate cancer.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 October 1925)

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