December 30 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
December 30

1967 : Bert Berns aka Bert Russell and Russell Byrd, American songwriter and record producer, born Bertrand Russell Berns, died of a heart attack at the age of 38. He had a history of cardiac trouble.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 November 1929)

1979 : Richard Rodgers, American composer of music for songs and Broadway musicals, born Richard Charles Rodgers, died in New York City at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 June 1902)

1991 : Richard Blandon, American doo-wop singer, died in New York at the age of 57. (The Dubs - lead singer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 September 1934)

1993 : Mack David, American lyricist and songwriter, best known for his work in film and television, died at home in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 81.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 July 1912)

1995 : Clarence "Satch" Satchell, American soul and funk musician, died after suffering a brain aneurysm at the age of 55. (The Ohio Players - founding member, saxophone, guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 April 1940)

Clarence Satchell

1998 : Johnny Moore, American rhythm and blues singer, born John Alfred Moore, died of respiratory failure at the age of 64. (The Drifters)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 December 1934)

2004 : Artie Shaw, American clarinetist, composer and bandleader, born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, died in Thousand Oaks, California, at the age of 94. He had long been suffering from diabetes.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 May 1910)

2010 : Bobby Farrell, Dutch dancer and performer, born Roberto Alfonso Farrell , died in a hotel in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at the age of 61. His agent John Seine said Farrell was complaining of breathing problems after performing with his band the evening before. (Boney M)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 October 1949)

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