January 23 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
January 23

1972 : Big Maybelle, American R&B singer and pianist, born Mabel Louise Smith, died in a diabetic coma in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 47.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 May 1924)

1978 : Vic Ames, American vocalist, died in a car accident in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 52. (The Ames Brothers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 May 1925)

Vic Ames

 

1978 : Terry Kath, American musician, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, born Terry Alan Kath, shot himself dead in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 31, eight days before his 32nd birthday. The Los Angeles County coroner ruled the death an accidental gunshot inflicted under the influence of alcohol and drugs. (Chicago - founding member, guitarist)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 January 1946)

Terry Kath

1981 : Samuel Barber, American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music, born Samuel Osborne Barber II, died of cancer in New York City at the age of 70.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 March 1910)

Samuel Barber

1990 : Allen Collins, American musician and songwriter, born Larkin Allen Collins Jr., died from chronic pneumonia, in Jacksonville, Florida, at the age of 37. He was in ill health for several years after a car accident. His condition was caused by a complication of the paralysis he was suffering as a result of a car accident in 1986. (Lynyrd Skynyrd - original guitarist)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 July 1952)

Allen Collins

1995 : Bill Horton aka Billy Horton, American doo wop/R&B vocalist, born William F. Horton, died at the age of 65. (The Silhouettes - lead vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 December 1929)

1997 : Richard Berry, African-American singer, songwriter and musician, died of heart failure in Inglewood, California, at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 April 1935)

Richard Berry

1997 : Billy MacKenzie, Scottish singer, born William MacArthur Mackenzie, died in Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland, at the age of 39. (Associates)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 March 1957)

Billy MacKenzie

1998 : Johnny Funches, American R&B/soul singer, died of pneumonia in Illinois at the age of 62. (The Dells - first tenor, lead vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 July 1935)

2001 : Jack McDuff aka "Brother" Jack McDuff, American jazz organist and organ trio bandleader, born Eugene McDuffy, died of heart failure in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 74.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 September 1926)

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