October 16 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
October 16

1969 : Leonard Chess, record company executive and the founder of Chess Records, born Lejzor Czyz, died of a heart attack in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 52.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 March 1917)

1973 : Gene Krupa, American jazz and big band drummer, actor and composer, born Eugene Bertram Krupa, died of leukemia and heart failure in Yonkers, New York, at the age of 64.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 January 1909)

Gene Krupa

1977 : Milt Raskin, American swing jazz pianist, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 January 1916)

Milt Raskin

1978 : Dan Dailey, American dancer, singer and actor, born Daniel James Dailey, died from complications following hip replacement surgery in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 December 1915)

1990 : Art Blakey aka Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, American jazz drummer and bandleader, born Arthur Blakey, died in New York City at the age of 71.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 October 1919)

1999 : Ella Mae Morse, American jazz, country, pop, and R&B singer, died of respiratory problems in Bullhead City, Arizona, at the age of 75.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 September 1924)

2001 : Etta Jones, American jazz singer, died of cancer in New York at the age of 72.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 November 1928)

2011 : Pete Rugolo, Italian-born American jazz composer and arranger, born Pietro Rugolo, died in Sherman Oaks, California, at the age of 95. His family emigrated to the US in 1920.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 December 1915)

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