January 5 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
January 5

1979 : Charlie Mingus, American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader, born Charles Mingus Jr., died in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he had traveled for treatment and convalescence, at the age of 56. He had been suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 April 1922)

Charlie Mingus

1998 : Sonny Bono, American recording artist, record producer, actor and politician, born , died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Stateline, Nevada, at the age of 62. (Sonny & Cher)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 February 1935)

Sonny Bono

1998 : Ken Forssi, American musician, died of a brain tumor in Tallahassee, Florida, at the age of 54. (Love - bass guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 March 1943)

Ken Forssi

2009 : Sam Taylor aka "The Bluzman", American jump blues musician and songwriter, born Sam Willis Taylor Jr., died of complications associated with heart disease in Islandia, New York, at the age of 74.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 October 1934)

Sam Taylor

2010 : Willie Mitchell, American soul, R&B, rock and roll, pop and funk record producer and arranger, died from a cardiac arrest in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 81.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 March 1928)

Willie Mitchell

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