October 5 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
October 5

1880 : Jacques Offenbach, German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period, died of heart failure "brought on by acute gout", in Paris at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 June 1819)

1981 : Jud Strunk, American singer, songwriter and comedian, born Justin Strunk, Jr., died in a small plane crash in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, at the age of 45. He suffered a heart attack while he was taking off and was killed instantly along with his passenger.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (11 June 1936)

1985 : Brian Keenan, American musician, born Brian Edmund Peter Keenan, died from a fatal heart attack in Winsted, Connecticut, at the age of 42. (Manfred Mann, The Chambers Brothers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 January 1943)

Brian Keenan

1992 : Eddie Kendricks, American singer and songwriter, born Edward James Kendrick, died of lung cancer in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 52. (The Temptations)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 December 1939)

1997 : Arthur Tracy aka The Street Singer, American vocalist, born Abba Avrom Tracovutsky, died in a hospital in Manhattan, New York City, at the age of 98.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 June 1899)

2011 : Bert Jansch, Scottish folk-guitar master, born Herbert Jansch, died of lung cancer in Hampstead, London, at the age of 67. He was a big influence on Led Zeppelin and Neil Young.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 November 1943)

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