June 10 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
June 10

1934 : Frederick Delius, English composer, born Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, died at the age of 72.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (29 January 1862)

1970 : Earl Grant American pianist, organist and vocalist, died instantly in a car accident in Lordsburg, New Mexico, at the age of 39.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 January 1931)

1982 : Micki Harris, born Addie Harris and later known as Addie Harris McPherson, died from a heart attack during a performance at the age of 42. (The Shirelles - founding member, singer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 January 1940)

1988 : Steve Sanders, vocalist (baritone) & guitarist, born Steve Herbert Sanders, died by shooting himself through the head in his home in Cape Coral, Florida, at the age of 35. (The Oak Ridge Boys/1987-1996)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 September 1952)

1992 : Nat Pierce, born Nathaniel Pierce, American jazz pianist and arranger, died of complications from an abdominal infection in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 66.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 July 1925)

1996 : Alan Blakley often written Alan Blakely, English musician and producer, born Alan David Blakley, died of cancer in London at the age of 54. (The Tremoloes [1958-1972, 1979-1996] - original quintet member, rhythm guitar, keyboards)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 April 1942)

Alan Blakely

2004 : Ray Charles, born Ray Charles Robinson, died due to liver failure / hepatitis C at his home in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 73. He pioneered in fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 September 1930)

2009 : Barry Beckett, American keyboardist, organist and record producer, died of natural causes at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, at the age of 66. (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Traffic)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 February 1943)

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