February 15 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
February 15

1885 : Leopold Damrosch, German American orchestral conductor, died in New York City at the age of 52.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 October 1832)

1965 : Nat King Cole, American jazz pianist, baritone singer and TV variety show host, born Nathaniel Adams Coles, died of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 45.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 March 1919)

Nat King Cole

1968 : Little Walter, American blues harmonica player, born Marion Walter Jacobs, died of coronary thrombosis in his sleep in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 37.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 May 1930)

Little Walter

1981 : Mike Bloomfield, American musician, guitarist and composer, born Michael Bernard Bloomfield, died of a drug overdose in San Francisco, California, at the age of 37. The exact events and circumstances that led to his death are not clear. (The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Electric Flag)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 July 1943)

Mike Bloomfield

1984 : Ethel Merman, American actress and singer, born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, died in her sleep in New York City at the age of 76. In the previous year, she had undergone brain surgery to remove a malignant tumor.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 January 1908)

Ethel Merman

1988 : Al Cohn, American jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer, born Alvin Gilbert Cohn, died of liver cancer in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, at the age of 62.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 November 1925)

2005 : Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter, died of lung cancer in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France, at the age of 60.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 May 1944)

Pierre Bachelet

2006 : Anna Marly, Russian-French singer-songwriter and WWII Resistance figure, born Anna Yurievna Betulinskaya, died in Alaska, USA, at the age of 88.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 October 1917)

Anna Marly

2009 : Joe Cuba, American musician, born Gilberto Miguel Calderón, died from a persistent bacterial infection in New York City at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 April 1931)

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