This Day in Music History
1965 : Peter La Farge,American folksinger and songwriter, born Oliver Albee La Farge, was found dead in his New York City apartment at the age of 34. He was having serious (undisclosed) medical problems. He died from a probable overdose of Thorazine, a sleeper Johnny Cash introduced to him.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 April 1931)
1980 : Steve Took aka Steve Peregrin Took, English musician, percussionist, singer-songwriter and frontman for several bands, born Stephen Ross Porter, died of a drugs misadventure in North Kensington, London, at the age of 31. The official version is that he died "due to asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry". (T. Rex)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 July 1949)
1990 : Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, violinist and arranger, born Francesc d'Asís Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu, died of heart failure in Barcelona, Spain, at the age of 90.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 January 1900)
1999 : Frank De Vol, American arranger, composer and actor, born Frank Denny De Vol, died of congestive heart failure in Lafayette, California, at the age of 88.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 September 1911)
2013 : Lou Reed, American rock musician and songwriter, born Lewis Allan Reed, died six months after undergoing liver transplant, in Long Island, New York, at the age of 71.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 March 1942)