This Day in Music History
1996 : Elsbeary Hobbs died of throat and lung cancer at Veterans Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, at the age of 59. (Five Crowns, which became, The (New) Drifters - bass guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 August 1936)
2000 : Johnnie Taylor American vocalist in a wide variety of genres, born Johnnie Harrison Taylor, died of a heart attack at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 66.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 May 1934)