January 17 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
January 17

1970 : Billy Stewart, American musical artist, died in a car accident in Selma, North Carolina, at the age of 32.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 March 1937)

Billy Stewart

1989 : Patti McCabe, American singer, died of cancer (year and date of birth not known). (Poni-Tails)

1992 : Charlie Ventura, American tenor saxophonist and bandleader, born Charles Venturo, died of lung cancer in Pleasantville, New Jersey, at the age of 75.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 December 1916)

1998 : Junior Kimbrough, American blues musician, born David Kimbrough, died of a heart attack in Holly Springs, Mississippi, at the age of 67.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 July 1930)

2012 : Walter Gaines, American vocalist, born Walter A. Gaines, died after a long illness in California at the age of 76 (born in 1936, precise date not known). (The Originals - founder, baritone singer)

2012 : Johnny Otis, American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister and impresario, born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, died of natural causes in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 90.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 December 1921)

Johnny Otis

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