March 17 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
March 17

1979 : Zenon de Fleur, English guitarist, born Zenon Hierowski, died of a heart attack after a car crash in London at the age of 28 (born 1951, precise date not known). (Count Bishops)

Zenon de Fleur

 

1982 : Samuel George, Jr., American singer and drummer, died after he was fatally stabbed in a domestic dispute in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 39. (The Capitols - lead vocalist, drummer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 October 1942)

Samuel George, Jr.

 

1989 : Bobby Mitchell, New Orleans Rhythm & Blues singer and songwriter, died after years of worsening illnesses, including diabetes, kidney failure and three heart attacks at the age of 53.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 August 1935)

 

1990 : Ric Grech (Family, Traffic, Blind Faith), British rock musician, born Richard Roman Grechko, died of kidney and liver failure, in Leicester, England, at the age of 43. His health deterioration was caused by alcoholism. (Family, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Traffic)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 November 1946)

Ric Grech

 

1996 : Terry Stafford, American singer and songwriter, born Terry LaVerne Stafford, died of liver failure in Amarillo, Texas at the age of 54.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 November 1941)

 

2003 : Bill Carlisle, American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and guitarist, born William Toliver Carlisle, died in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 94.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 December 1908)

 

2004 : J.J. Jackson, American radio and television personality, one of MTV's five original VJs, born John J. Jackson, Jr., died from a heart attack while driving home (without causing an accident) in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62. Not to be confused with soul belter Jerome Louis "J.J." Jackson (1942).
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 April 1941)

 

2006 : Professor X, American rapper and activist, born Lumumba Carson, died from complications associated with spinal meningitis in Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 49.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 August 1956)

 

2009 : Lester Davenport aka Lester "Mad Dog" Davenport, American Chicago blues harmonica player and singer, died from prostate cancer in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 January 1932)

 

2010 : Alex Chilton, American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, born William Alexander Chilton, died of a heart attack in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 59. (Big Star)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 December 1950)

Alex Chilton

 

2011 : Ferlin Husky, American country music singer, born Ferlin Eugene Husky, died of congestive heart failure in Westmoreland, Tennessee, at the age of 85.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 December 1925)

 

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