May 16 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
May 16

1953 : Django Reinhardt, pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer, born Jean Reinhardt, died from a brain hemorrhage at his home in Fontainebleau, France, at the age of 43.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 January 1910)

1981 : Ernie Freeman, American pianist, organist, bandleader and arranger, born Ernest Aaron Freeman, died from a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 58.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 August 1922)

Ernie Freeman

1990 : Sammy Davis Jr., American entertainer, dancer and singer, born Samuel George Davis, Jr., died of complications from throat cancer in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 64.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 December 1925)

1993 : Marv Johnson, American R&B and soul singer, born Marvin Earl Johnson, died of a stroke in Columbia, South Carolina, at the age of 54.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 October 1938)

2001 : Brian Pendleton, English guitarist, was found dead by the door of his flat in in Maidstone, Kent, at the age of 57. He had been suffering from lung cancer. (Pretty Things- rhythm guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 April 1944)

Brian Pendleton

2010 : Ronnie James Dio, American rock and heavy metal vocalist and songwriter, born Ronald James Padavona, died of stomach cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 68. (Black Sabbath, Rainbow - vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 July 1942)

2010 : Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, born Henry Jones, died in Manhattan, New York, at the age of 91.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 July 1918)

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