March 28 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
March 28

1943 : Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor, born Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff , died of melanoma in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 69, four days before his 70th birthday.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 April 1873)

 

1958 : W.C. Handy, American songwriter, blues composer and musician, born William Christopher Handy, died of bronchial pneumonia at a hospital in New York City at the age of 84.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 November 1873)

 

1974 : Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, born Arthur Crudup, died of a heart attack in Northampton County, Virginia, at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 August 1905)

 

1974 : Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist, died of a stroke in New York City at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 July 1905)

See documentary series in YouTube:
Part 1: http://youtu.be/4B6jcNk_8GQ
Part 2: http://youtu.be/vdaiANMOGpc
Part 3: http://youtu.be/PSQz4ZSFBpA

 

1980 : Dick Haymes, Argentine actor and singer, born Richard Benjamin Haymes, died from lung cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 September 1916)

 

1999 : Freaky Tah, American rapper, hype man and promoter, born Raymond Rogers, was murdered in Queens, New York, at the age of 27. (Lost Boyz)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 May 1971)

Freaky Tah

 

2010 : Herb Ellis, American jazz guitarist, born Mitchell Herbert Ellis, died of Alzheimer's disease in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 August 1921)

 

2012 : Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass artist, born Earl Eugene Scruggs, died from natural causes in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 88. (The Bluegrass Boys, The Foggy Mountain Boys)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 January 1924)

Earl Scruggs

 

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