July 6 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
July 6

1971 : Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer, died of a heart attack in his sleep in Corona, Queens, New York City, at the age of 69.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 August 1901)

1979 : Van McCoy, American musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, and orchestra conductor, born Van Allen Clinton McCoy in Washington DC died from a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey, at the age of 39.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 January 1940)

2000 : James Hill, leader and baritone voice of the Fairfield Four gospel group, died in a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 83.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 July 1916)

2003 : Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist, born Clyde Battin, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease in a care facility in Salem, Oregon, at the age of 69. (The Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Skip & Flip)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 February 1934)

2005 : Denis D'Ell, English musician, died of cancer at the age of 61. (The Honeycombs - lead singer, harmonica)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 October 1943)

2010 : Harvey Fuqua, American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, record producer and record label executive, died from a heart attack in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 80. (The Moonglows)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 July 1929)

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