October 12 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
October 12

1971 : Gene Vincent, American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly, born Vincent Eugene Craddock, died from a ruptured stomach ulcer in California at the age of 36.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 February 1935)

Gene Vincent

1985 : Ricky Wilson, American instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and musician, born Ricky Helton Wilson, died from AIDS/HIV-related health complications in New York City, at the age of 32. (B-52s)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 March 1953)

Ricky Wilson

1997 : John Denver, American singer, songwriter, activist and humanitarian, born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., died in a small plane crash in Monterey Bay, California, at the age of 53.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 December 1943)

1999 : Frank Frost, American Delta blues harmonica player, died of cardiac arrest in Helena, Arkansas, at the age of 63.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 April 1936)

2002 : Ray Conniff, American bandleader and arranger, born Joseph Raymond Conniff, died from a fall he suffered in a bathtub in Escondido, California, at the age of 85.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 November 1916)

2009 : Dickie Peterson, American bassist and singer, born Richard Allan Peterson, died from liver cancer, after prostate cancer spread throughout his body, in Erkelenz, Germany, at the age of 63. (Blue Cheer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 September 1946)

2011 : Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, American keyboardist, born William Joel DiGregorio, died in a car accident at the age of 67. DiGregorio was en route to meet The Charlie Daniels Band tour bus for the band's gig at the Cumming Country Fair. The accident occurred on the I-40 West of Nashville. (Charlie Daniels Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 January 1944)

2011 : Paul Leka, American songwriter, pianist, arranger and orchestrator, died in a hospice near his home in Sharon, Connecticut, at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 February 1943)

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