January 2 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
January 2

1972 : Red Smiley, American bluegrass and country musician, born Arthur Lee Smiley, died from complications of diabetes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 46. (Reno and Smiley)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 May 1925)

 

1974 : Tex Ritter, American country music singer and actor, born Woodward Maurice Ritter, died after a heart attack in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 January 1905)

Tex Ritter

1981 : David Lynch (not to confuse with the famous film director), American tenor singer of the early rock and roll era, died of cancer at a hospital in Long Beach, California, at the age of 51. (The Platters)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 July 1929)

David Lynch

1997 : Randy California, American guitarist, singer and songwriter, born Randy Craig Wolfe, drowned in the ocean while successfully rescuing his 12-year-old son from a rip current in Molokai, Hawaii, at the age of 45. (Spirit)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 February 1951)

Randy California

2000 : Nat Adderley, American jazz cornet and trumpet player who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres, born Nathaniel Adderley, died of complications from diabetes in Lakeland, Florida, at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 November 1931)

Nat Adderley

2012 : "Rhino" Reinhardt, American rock guitarist, born Larry Reinhardt, died of cirrosis of the liver at the age of 63. (Iron Butterfly, Captain Beyond)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 July 1949)

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