October 20 : This Day in Music History Deaths

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October 20

1977 : Ronnie Van Zant, American musician, singer and songwriter, born Ronald Wayne Van Zant, died in an airplane crash along with two more of his bandmates, their road manager and two pilots, in Gillsburg, Mississippi, at the age of 29. (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 January 1948)

Ronnie Van Zant

1977 : Steve Gaines, American singer and guitarist, born Steven Earl Gaines, died in an airplane crash along with two more of his bandmates, their road manager and two pilots, in Gillsburg, Mississippi, at the age of 28. (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 September 1949)

1977 : Cassie Gaines, American singer, born Cassie LaRue Gaines, died in an airplane crash along with two more of her bandmates, their road manager and two pilots, in Gillsburg, Mississippi, at the age of 29. (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 January 1948)
In this video she is singing backing vocals.

Cassie Gaines

1983 : Merle Travis, American country and western singer, songwriter and musician, born Merle Robert Travis, died of a heart attack at his home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, at the age of 65.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (29 November 1917)

1997 : Henry Vestine aka The Sunflower, American guitar player, born Henry Charles Vestine, died from heart and respiratory failure in Paris, France, at the age of 52. (Canned Heat)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 December 1944)

2011 : Earl Gilliam, American blues pianist, born , died of lung disease in Tomball, Texas, at the age of 81.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 January 1930)

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