July 1 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
July 1

1925 : Erik Satie, French composer and pianist, born Éric Alfred Leslie Satie, died in Paris from cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 59.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 May 1866)

1981 : Rushton Moreve, American bass guitarist, born John Russell Morgan died in Los Angeles, California, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, at the age of 32. (Steppenwolf)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 November 1948)

1985 : Dick Vance,American jazz trumpeter and arranger, died in New York City at the age of 70.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 November 1915)

1995 : Wolfman Jack, American disc jockey - famous in the 1960s and 1970s, born Robert Weston Smith, died of a heart attack in Belvidere, North Carolina, at the age of 57.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 January 1938)

1999 : Guy Mitchell, American pop singer, born Albert George Cernik died of complications from cancer surgery, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 72.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 February 1927)

2000 : Cub Koda, American rock and roll singer, guitarist, songwriter, disc jockey, music critic and record compiler, born Michael Koda, died a day after falling ill at the age of 51. He had been recovering from kidney disease, which required dialysis. (Brownsville Station)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 October 1948)

2003 : Herbie Mann, American jazz flautist, born Herbert Jay Solomon, died in Pecos, New Mexico, after a long battle with prostate cancer, at the age of 73.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 April 1930)

1936 : Obie Benson, American soul and R&B singer and songwriter, born Renaldo Benson, died of lung cancer and other illnesses at the age of 69. (The Four Tops)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 June 2005)

 

2005 : Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and record producer, born Luther Ronzoni Vandross, died in Edison, New Jersey, apparently of a hert attack, at the age of 54.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 April 1951)

2008 : Mel Galley, English guitarist, died from esophagus cancer at the age of 60. (Whitesnake)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 March 1948)

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