This Day in Music History
1980 : Ian Curtis, English musician, singer and songwriter, born Ian Kevin Curtis, committed suicide at his house in Macclesfield, Cheshire, by hanging himself. (Joy Division - lead singer, lyricist)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 July 1956)
1999 : Augustus Pablo, Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, born Horace Swaby, died as a result of a collapsed lung in at the age of 44. He had been suffering for some time from the nerve disorder myasthenia gravis.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 June 1954)
2004 : Clint Warwick, born Albert Clinton Eccles, died of liver disease in Birmingham, England, at the age of 63. (The Moody Blues - bass guitar, vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 June 1940)
2004 : Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer of the post-bop era, born Elvin Ray Jones, died of heart failure in Englewood, New Jersey, at the age of 76. (The John Coltrane Quartet)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 September 1927)
2006 : Andy Capps, American drummer, born James Andrew Capps, died in his sleep at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 37. (Built To Spill - drummer)
2014 : Jerry Vale, Italian-American singer and actor, born Genaro Louis Vitaliano, died of natural causes in his sleep at his home in Palm Desert, California, at the age of 83.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 July 1930)