November 16 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
November 16

1980 : O.V. Wright, American singer, born Overton Vertis Wright, died from a heart attack in Mobile, Alabama, at the age of 41.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 October 1939)

1983 : George Liberace, American musician and television performer, died of leukemia in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 72.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 July 1911)

1994 : Dino Valente aka Chet Powers aka Jesse Oris Farrow (as songwriter), American singer-songwriter, born Chester William Powers, Jr., died suddenly at his home in Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 57. Several years before, he had undergone brain surgery for an arteriovenous malformation. (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 October 1937)

1998 : J.D. Sumner, American gospel singer, songwriter and music promoter, born John Daniel Sumner, died in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at the age of 73. (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet - bass vocalist)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 November 1924)

2000 : Russ Conway, British popular music pianist, born Trevor Herbert Stanford, died from cancer in Eastbourne, Sussex, at the age of 75.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 September 1925)

2000 : Joe C., American rapper and musician, born Joseph Calleja, died in his sleep in Taylor, Michigan, at the age of 26. He was born with coeliac disease and his condition required constant medical treatment. (Kid Rock)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 November 1974)

2000 : DJ Screw, American hip hop DJ, born Robert Earl Davis, Jr., died of a codeine overdose in addition to mixed drug intoxication at the age of 29.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 July 1971)

2002 : Mose Vinson, American boogie-woogie, blues and jazz pianist and singer, died of diabetes in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 85 (born 1917 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, precise date uncertain).

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