May 8 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
May 8

1967 : LaVerne Sophie Andrews, American contralto close harmony singer, born LaVerne Sophia, died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 55. (The Andrews Sisters)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 July 1911)

1974 : Graham Bond, English rhythm and blues musician, born Graham John Clifton Bond, died under the wheels of a Piccadilly line train in Finsbury Park Station, London, at the age of 36. Most sources list the death as a suicide.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 October 1937)

1988 : Nappy Lamare, American jazz banjoist, guitarist and vocalist, born Joseph Hilton Lamare, died of a heart attack in Newhall, California, at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 June 1910)

 

1991 : Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-born pianist, one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the 20th century, died of cancer at home in Guilford, Vermont, U.S., at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 March 1903)

1999 : Leon Thomas, American avant-garde jazz singer, born Amos Leon Thomas, Jr., died of heart failure in at the age of .
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 October 1937)

2008 : Eddy Arnold, American country music singer, born Richard Edward Arnold, died from natural causes in a nursing home in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 89.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 May 1918)

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