January 16 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
January 16

1972 : David Seville, American pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer, born Rostom Sipan Bagdasarian, died of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 52. (Alvin and the Chipmunks - creator)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 January 1919)

David Seville

1973 : Clara Ward, American gospel artist, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 48. (The Famous Ward Singers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 April 1924)

Clara Ward

2000 : Will "Dub" Jones, American R&B singer, born Will J. Jones, died from the effects of diabetes in Long Beach, California, at the age of 71. (The Coasters, The Cadets - bass vocalist)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 May 1928)

 Will Dub Jones

2010 : Carl Smith, American country music singer, born Carl Milton Smith, died of natural causes in Franklin, Tennessee, at the age of 82.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 March 1927)

2010 : Jimmy Wyble, American guitarist, noted for his contributions to both jazz and Western swing, died from heart failure at the age of 87, nine days before his 88th birthday.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 January 1922)

2011 : Steve Prestwich, English-born Australian drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter, died while in a two week coma following brain surgery to remove a tumour in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 56. (Cold Chisel)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 March 1954)

2012 : Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician, born James Walter Castor, died from heart failure in Henderson, Nevada, at the age of 71, a week before his 72nd birthday.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 June 1940)

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