This Day in Music History
1996 : Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor, born Tupac Amaru Shakur, died a few days after he was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 25. For details of the shooting, see the relevant article of Wikipedia.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 June 1971)
1997 : Jimmy Witherspoon, American jump blues singer, born James Witherspoon, died of throat cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 August 1920)