February 4 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
February 4

1975 : Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader, born Louis Thomas Jordan, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 66.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 July 1908)

Louis Jordan

1982 : Alex Harvey, Scottish blues rock musician, born Alexander James Harvey, died of a fatal heart attack in Zeebrugge, Belgium, at the age of 46. (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 February 1935)

Alex Harvey

1983 : Karen Carpenter, born Karen Anne Carpenter, died from heart failure in Downey, California, at the age of 32. The official cause of her death was "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa". (The Carpenters)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 March 1950)

Karen Carpenter

1987 : Liberace, American pianist and vocalist, born Wladziu Valentino Liberace, died of pneumonia as a result of AIDS in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 67.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 May 1919)

Liberace

1989 : Jethro, American country musician, comedian and mandolin player, born Kenneth C. Burns, died from prostate cancer in Evanston, Illinois, at the age of 68. (Homer and Jethro)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 March 1920)

Jethro

1989 : Trevor Lucas, Australian-born UK-based folk artist, born Trevor George Lucas, died of a heart attack in his sleep in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 45. (Fairport Convention, Fotheringay)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 December 1943)

2000 : Doris Coley aka Doris Kenner Jackson, American singer, died of breast cancer in Sacramento, California, at the age of 58. (The Shirelles)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 August 1941)

2001 : J.J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, born James Louis Johnson, committed suicide by shooting himself at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 January 1924)

2007 : Barbara McNair, American singer and actress, born Barbara Jean McNair, died of throat cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 72.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 March 1934)

Barbara McNair

2009 : Lux Interior, American garage punk singer, born Erick Lee Purkhiser, died of aortic dissection in Glendale, California, at the age of 62. (The Cramps - founding member, lead vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 October 1946)

Lux Interior

2013 : Reg Presley, English musician and singer-songwriter, born Reginald Maurice Ball, died from lung cancer in Andover, Hampshire, at the age of 71. (The Troggs)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 June 1941)

 

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