June 2 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
June 2

1987 : Andres Segovia, virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist, born Andrés Segovia Torres, died of a heart attack in Madrid, Spain, at the age of 94.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 February 1893)

1997 : Doc Cheatham, jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader, born Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, died in Washington DC at the age of 91.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 June 1905)

1999 : Junior Braithwaite, born Franklin Delano Alexander Braithwaite, was murdered in the home of a fellow musician in Kingston, Jamaica, at the age of 50. (Bob Marley's Wailers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 April 1949)

2000 : Adolph Hofner American Western Swing bandleader, born in Lavaca County, Texas. Having already suffered a stroke which ended his career in 1993, he died at the age of 83, six days before his 84th birthday.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 June 1916)

2002 : Boyd Bennett, American rockabilly songwriter and singer, born Boyd Byron Bennett in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, died from a lung ailment at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 December 1924)

2006 : Vince Welnick American keyboardist. After battling depression for 10 years, he committed suicide in Sonoma County, California, at the age of 55. (The Tubes, Grateful Dead)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 February 1951)

2008 : Bo Diddley aka Ellas McDaniel, American R&B vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and rock and roll pioneer, born Ellas Otha Bates, died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida, at the age of 79.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 December 1928)

2011 : Ray Bryant, American jazz pianist and composer, born Raphael Homer Bryant, died in New York City at the age of 79. (The Ray Bryant Combo)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 December 1931)

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