June 22 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
June 22

1969 : Judy Garland, American actress, singer and vaudevillian, born Frances Ethel Gumm, died from an accidental self-overdose of barbiturates at her rented house in Chelsea, London, at the age of 47.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 June 1922)

 

1974 : Darius Milhaud, French composer and teacher, died in Geneva at the age of 81.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 September 1892)

1977 : Peter Laughner, American guitarist, songwriter and singer (Rocket From The Tombs, Pere Ubu), born Peter Ravenscroft Laughner. Having severe drug and alcohol abuse problems, he died of acute pancreatitis at the age of 24.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 August 1952)

1987 : Fred Astaire American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor, born Frederick Austerlitz, died in Los Angeles, California from pneumonia at the age of 88.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 May 1899)

1988 : Jesse Ed Davis, American rock and blues guitarist, born Jesse Edwin Davis III, died from a drug overdose in Venice, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 43.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 September 1944)

1990 : Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson (The Dell-Vikings - singer) died at the age of 54.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 May 1936)

2008 : George Carlin, American stand-up comedian, writer and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums, born George Denis Patrick Carlin, died of heart failure in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 71.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 May 1937)

2009 : Nick Holt (Magic Slim and The Teardrops - founding member, bassist) born in Grenada, Mississippi and younger brother of Morris Holt, aka "Magic Slim", died in Lincoln, Nebraska from brain cancer at the age of 69.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 January 1940)

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