This Day in Music History
1991 : Margo Sylvia, American singer, born Margo J. Sylvia, died from a heart attack and stroke at Hillside Hospital, San Diego County, California, at the age of 55. (Tune Weavers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 April 1936)
1991 : Bill Graham, American concert promoter who ran the Fillmore and Fillmore East venues, born Wolodia Grajonca, died in a helicopter crash returning home from a concert near Vallejo, California, at the age of 60.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 January 1931)
1992 : Roger Miller, American singer, songwriter, musician and actor, born Roger Dean Miller, died of lung and throat cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 56.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 January 1936)
1993 : Howie Blauvelt, American bass player, born Howard Arthur Blauvelt, died of a heart attack at the age of 43-44 (born 1949, precise date unknown). (The Hassles, Ram Jam - bass)
2002 : Richard Harris, Irish actor, singer, theatrical producer, film director and writer, born Richard St John Harris, died of Hodgkin's disease at University College Hospital, London, England, at the age of 72. He was being hospitalized for pneumonia where he was diagnosed with the disease.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 October 1930)
2004 : John Peel, English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist, born John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, died suddenly from a heart attack while on holidays in Cusco, Peru, at the age of 65.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 August 1939)
2010 : Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, born Gregory Anthony Isaacs, died after a long battle with lung cancer at his home in London, England, at the age of 59.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 July 1951)