This Day in Music History
1972 : Mahalia Jackson, American gospel singer, died of heart failure and diabetes complications in Evergreen Park, Illinois, at the age of 60.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 October 1911)
2010 : Shirley Collie Nelson aka Shirley Caddell, American country singer and former wife of country star Willie Nelson, born Shirley Angelina Simpson, died following a long illness in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 78.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 March 1931)
2014 : Pete Seeger, American folk singer, songwriter, musician, activist and television host, born Peter Seeger, died peacefully in his sleep at New York's Presbyterian Hospital, at the age of 94. (The Weavers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 May 1919)