This Day in Music History
1993 : Don Myrick, American saxophonist, born Donald Myrick, was wrongfully killed by a policeman in Los Angeles, California, during a narcotics investigation, at the age of 53. (Earth, Wind & Fire - saxophone)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 April 1940)
1995 : Biggie Tembo, lead singer, born Rodwell Marasha, committed suicide by hanging himself in a psychiatric hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, at the age of 37. Some sources state he died on the 29th of July. (Bhundu Boys - guitarist, singer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 September 1958)
1998 : Buffalo Bob Smith, American radio and TV entertainer, host of the children's show Howdy Doody and actor, born Robert Emil Schmidt, died in Hendersonville, North Carolina, at the age of 80.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 November 1917)
2003 : Sam Phillips, American businessman, record executive, record producer and DJ, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips, died in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 80.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 January 1923)