This Day in Music History
1967 : Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and folk musician, born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, died of Huntington's Disease at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, in New York City, at the age of 55. He has written thousands of songs, many that remain unrecorded as lyric sheets in the Guthrie Archives.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 July 1912)
1976 : Victoria Spivey, American blues singer and songwriter, born Victoria Regina Spivey, died in New York City at the age of 69.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (15 October 1906)
2000 : Benjamin Orr, American rock musician, singer and songwriter, born Benjamin Orzechowski, died of pancreatic cancer at home in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 53. (The Cars)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 September 1947)