This Day in Music History
1979 : Eddie Jefferson, American jazz vocalist and lyricist, was shot dead outside the Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 60.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 August 1918)
1998 : Lester Butler, American blues harmonica player and singer, died of an overdose of heroin and cocaine in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 38. Two of his friends were convicted in his death with involuntary manslaughter.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 November 1959)
2010 : Lena Horne, American singer, dancer, actress, civil rights activist and recording artist, born Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, died of heart failure in Manhattan, New York City, at the age of 92.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 June 1917)