July 29 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
July 29

1955 : Les Elgart, American swing jazz bandleader and trumpeter, born Lester E. Elgart, died from heart failure in Dallas, Texas at the age of 78.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 August 1917)

1974 : Cass Elliot, American singer, born Ellen Naomi Cohen, died of a heart attack in London, England, at the age of 32. An urban legend that she had choked on a ham sandwich has persisted in the decades following her death. (The Mamas & The Papas)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 September 1941)

1978 : Glenn Goins (Parliament-Funkadelic), American singer and guitarist, born Glenn Lamont Goins, died from Hodgkin's lymphoma (systemic disorder) in Plainfield, New Jersey, at the age of 24. Some sources state he died on the 30th.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 January 1954)

1978 : Peter Meaden aka Pete Meaden publicist for various musicians, first manager for The Who and prominent figure in the English mod subculture, born Peter Alexander Edwin Meaden, died of a barbiturate overdose at his parents' home in Edmonton, London, at the age of 36.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 November 1941)
Song written by Peter Meaden, played by The Who during a time they had changed their name to "High Numbers".

 Peter Meaden

1988 : Pete Drake, Nashville-based record producer and pedal steel guitar player, born Roddis Franklin Drake, died of emphysema in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 55.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 October 1932)

1993 : Ed Guzman, American percussionist, died at the age of 49. (Rare Earth - congas, percussion)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 March 1944)

1996 : Jason Thirsk, American musician, born Jason Matthew Thirsk, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 28. (Pennywise - bass guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 December 1967)

1999 : Anita Carter, versatile American singer-songwriter, who experimented with several different types of music and played upright bass, born Ina Anita Carter, died in Hendersonville, Tennessee at the age of 66. (The Carter Family)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 March 1933)

2004 : Huby Heard, singer, songwriter and keyboardist, born James Hubert Heard, died of a heart ailment at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 53. (Billy Preston's "The God Squad" - organ)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 May 1951)
In this video he is the keyboardist to the right, first one to be introduced by Bill Prestin.

2011 : Gene McDaniels, American singer and songwriter, born Eugene Booker McDaniels, died in Kittery Point, Maine at the age of 76.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 February 1935)

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