This Day in Music History
2001 : Sil Austin, American jazz saxophonist, born Sylvester Austin, died of prostate cancer at the age of 71.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 September 1929)
2005 : Barry Cowsill, American musician, became a victim of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 50. His last communication was on September 1. His body was found on the 28th of December. A tree in a New Orleans park was found with a brass plaque that says, "In honor of Barry Cowsill, who died a true genius on the levee, Sept. 2, 2005." Barry's necklace was wrapped around it. His sister believes he put up a memorial to himself and committed suicide by walking into the water. (The Cowsills)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 September 1954)
2005 : R. L. Burnside, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, born Robert Lee Burnside, died in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 78. His health had been declining since heart surgery in 1999.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 November 1926)
2008 : Jerry Reed, American country music singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor, born Jerry Reed Hubbard, died of complications from emphysema in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 71.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (20 March 1937)
2012 : Hal David, American lyricist, born Harold Lane David, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 91.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 May 1921)