July 12 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
July 12

1979 : Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter, born Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph, died from cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 31.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 November 1947)

1983 : Chris Wood, English musician, born Christopher Gordon Blandford Wood, died of pneumonia in Birmingham, England, at the age of 39. (Traffic - founding member, saxophone, flute, keyboards)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 June 1944)

1998 : Jimmy Driftwood or Jimmie Driftwood, American folk music songwriter, musician and activist, born James Corbitt Morris, died of a heart attack in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 101.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 June 1897)

2003 : Benny Carter, American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, born Bennett Lester Carter, died from complications of bronchitis in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 95.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 August 1907)

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