May 13 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
May 13

1975 : Bob Wills, American Western swing musician, songwriter and bandleader, born James Robert Wills, died of pneumonia in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 70.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 March 1905)

1981 : Joan Weber, American popular music singer, died of heart failure at a mental institution in Ancora, New Jersey, at the age of 45.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 December 1935)

1988 : Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist, born Chesney Henry Baker, Jr., died of serious wounds to his head in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the age of 58. The autopsy found heroin and cocaine in his body, and since there was no evidence of a struggle, his death was ruled an accident.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 December 1929)

1993 : Neville Marcano, aka Growling Tiger, Trinidadian boxer and calypsonian singer, died in Trinidad at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 March 1916)

2006 : Johnnie Wilder Jr., American singer, born Johnnie James Wilder, Jr., died of an unknown cause in his sleep at his home in Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 56. (Heatwave - co-founder, lead vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 July 1949)

Johnnie Wilder Jr.

2012 : Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bass guitarist, session musician, record producer and songwriter, born Donald Dunn, died in his sleep after finishing his fifth double show with Steve Cropper in Tokyo, Japan, at the age of 70. (Booker T. and the MGs)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 November 1941)

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