July 17 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
July 17

1954 : Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader, born Donato Joseph Cedrone, died of a broken neck after falling down a staircase, or of a heart attack preceding the fall, at the age of 33. (Bill Haley & His Comets, The Esquire Boys)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 June 1920)

 

1959 : Billie Holiday aka Lady Day, African-American jazz singer and songwriter, born Eleanora Fagan, died from pulmonary edema and heart failure, caused by cirrhosis of the liver, in New York City, at the age of 44.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 April 1915)

 

1967 : John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born John William Coltrane, died from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital on Long Island, New York, at the age of 40.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 September 1926)

 

1974 : Don Rich, born Donald Eugene Ulrich in Olympia, Washington. American country musician, guitarist and fiddler., died in a motorcycle accident in Morro Bay, California, at the age of 32.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 August 1941)

1996 : Chas Chandler, English musician, record producer and manager, born Bryan James Chandler died of an aortic aneurysm in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, at the age of 57. (The Animals, Jimi Hendrix Experience)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 December 1938)
In this video he is at the front-left playing the bass guitar.

 

2005 : Laurel Aitken, Caribbean singer and pioneers of Jamaican ska music, born Lorenzo Aitken, died from a heart attack in Leicester, England, at the age of 78.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 April 1927)

2009 : Gordon Waller, British singer–songwriter–guitarist, born Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller, died of a heart attack in Norwich, Connecticut, at the age of 64. (Peter and Gordon)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 June 1945)

 

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