October 17 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
October 17

1972 : Billy Williams, African-American singer, died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 62.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 December 1910)

1981 : Alberta Hunter, American blues singer, songwriter and nurse, died in New York City at the age of 89.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 April 1895)

1991 : Tennessee Ernie Ford, American recording artist and television host, successful in country, Western, pop and gospel music, born Ernest Jennings Ford, died of liver failure in Reston, Virginia, at the age of 72. He had been suffering from severe alcoholism.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 February 1919)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1993 : Criss Oliva, American guitarist, born Christopher Michael Oliva, died in a car accdent north of Tampa, Florida, at the age of 30. (Savatage)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 April 1963)

1996 : Berthold Goldschmidt, German Jewish composer who spent most of his life in England, died in London at the age of 93.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 January 1903)

1999 : Tommy Durden, American steel guitarist and songwriter, born Thomas Russell Durden, died in Houghton Lake, Michigan, at the age of 79.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 December 1919)

2001 : Jay Livingston, American composer and singer, born Jacob Harold Levison, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 86.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 March 1915)

2002 : Bashful Brother Oswald, American country musician who popularized the use of the resonator guitar and Dobro, born Beecher Ray Kirby, died at his home in Madison, Tennessee at the age of 90.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 December 1911)

2007 : Teresa Brewer, American pop singer, born Theresa Veronica Breuer, died in New Rochelle, New York, at the age of 76.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 May 1931)

2008 : Levi Stubbs, American baritone soul singer, born Levi Stubbles, died in his sleep from an illness at his home in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 72. (The Four Tops)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 June 1936)

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