This Day in Music History
1909 : Papa Charlie McCoy, born Charles McCoy, African American delta blues musician and songwriter, died from paralytic brain disease in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 51.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 May 1950)
1979 : Vernon Presley, Elvis Presley's father died.
2010 : Benny Powell, African-American jazz trombonist, born Benjamin Gordon Powell, Jr., died following back surgery in a hospital in Manhattan, New York City, at the age of 80.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 March 1930)