January 6 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
January 6

1980 : Georgeanna Tillman, American singer, born Georgeanna Marie Tillman, died from lupus and sickle cell anemia in Inkster, Michigan, at the age of 36. (Marvelettes)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 February 1943)

Georgeanna Tillman

1992 : Steve Gilpin, New Zealand-born vocalist, died after several weeks in coma, caused by a car accident, in Southport Hospital on Queenland's Gold Coast at the age of 42. (MI-sex)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 April 1949)

1993 : Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer, born John Birks Gillespie, died of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, New Jersey, at the age of 75.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 October 1917)

Dizzy Gillespie

2006 : Lou Rawls, American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter and record producer, born Louis Allen Rawls, died from lungs and brain cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 72.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 December 1933)

2007 : Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American country-rock musician, songwriter and a motion picture special effects artist, born Peter E. Kleinow, died at a convalescent home in Petaluma, California, at the age of 72. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease since 2006. (Flying Burrito Brothers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 August 1934)

Sneaky Pete Kleinow

2009 : Ron Asheton, American guitarist and songwriter, born Ronald Frank Asheton, died apparently of a heart attack in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the age of 60. (The Stooges)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 July 1948)

Ron Asheton

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