October 23 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
October 23

1950 : Al Jolson, American singer and comedian, born Asa Yoelson, died of a massive heart attack in San Francisco, California, at the age of 64.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 May 1886)

1963 : David Box, American rock musician, born Harold David Box, died on tour in a plane crash in Houston, Texas, at the age of 21. (The Crickets)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 August 1943)

1976 : Leonard Lee, American R&B/Doo Wop musician and baritone singer, died of a heart attack in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 40*. (Shirley & Lee) *Note: Allmusic states he died on 26 October and gives his year of birth as 1935.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (29 June 1936)

1978 : Maybelle Carter aka "Mother" Maybelle Carter, American country musician, born Maybelle Addington, died after a few years of poor health at the age of 69. (Carter Family, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 May 1909)

1986 : Esquerita, stage name of Eskew Reeder Jr, originally known as Steven Quincy Reeder Jr., American singer, songwriter and pianist, died of AIDS in Harlem, New York, at the age of 50.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 November 1935)

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