This Day in Music History
1908 : William Mason American composer and pianist, died in New York City at the age of 79.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 January 1829)
1973 : Clarence White, American guitarist, born Clarence LeBlanc, died after being struck by a drunk driver in Palmdale, California, at the age of 29. (The Kentucky Colonels, Nashville West, The Byrds)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 June 1944)
1980 : Malcolm Owen was found dead in the bathroom of his parents' house in Hayes, from a heroin overdose at the age of 25. (The Ruts - singer)
(His exact date of birth is not known.)
2005 : Joe Harnell, American easy listening composer and arranger, died of heart failure in Sherman Oaks, California, at the age of 80.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 August 1924)