This Day in Music History
2009 : Estelle Bennett, American singer, died of colon cancer in Englewood, New Jersey, at the age of 67. (The Ronettes)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 July 1941)
2012 : Whitney Houston, American recording artist, singer, actress, producer and model, born Whitney Elizabeth Houston, died by accidental drowning in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 48. The coronerr's office reported the cause was "drawning" and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use".
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 August 1963)
2013 : Rick Huxley, English musician, born Richard Huxley, died in Old Harlow, Essex, at the age of 72. He had been suffering from emphysema for some years. (The Dave Clark Five - bass guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 August 1940)