December 6 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
December 6

1949 : Lead Belly aka Leadbelly, American folk and blues musician and multi-instrumentalist, born Huddie William Ledbetter, died of Lou Gehrig's disease in New York City at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 January 1888)

1988 : Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter, born Roy Kelton Orbison, died of a heart attack in Hendersonville, Tennessee, at the age of 52.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 April 1936)

1989 : Sammy Fain, American composer of popular music, born Samuel E. Feinberg, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 87.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 June 1902)

 

2005 : Danny Williams, South African pop singer, died of lung cancer at the age of 63.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 January 1942)

Danny Williams

2011 : Dobie Gray, American singer and songwriter, born Lawrence Darrow Brown, died after a long battle with cancer in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 71.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 July 1940)

2011 : Barbara Orbison, German-born United States-based entrepreneur, music producer/publisher and the widow of American musician Roy Orbison, born Barbara Anne Marie Wellhöner Jakobs, died from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 January 1950)

2012 : Ed Cassidy, American jazz and rock drummer, born Edward Claude Cassidy, died of cancer in San Jose, California, at the age of 89. (Spirit)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 May 1923)

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