This Day in Music History
1970 : Alan Wilson, leader, singer, and primary composer in the American blues band Canned Heat, born Alan Christie Wilson, died of acute barbiturate intoxication in Topanga Canyon, California, at the age of 27. His death might have been a suicide.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 July 1943)
1985 : Papa Jo Jones aka Jo Jones, born Jonathan David Samuel Jones, American jazz drummer, died in New York City at the age of 73. Not to be confused with jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 October 1911)
1994 : Major Lance, American R&B singer, died in his sleep of heart disease in Decatur, Georgia, at the age of 53, 55 or 52. Most sources state his birth year as 1941, but several others as 1939 and some as 1942.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (4 April 1941)
2007 : Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country music singer, born Janis Darlene Martin, died of cancer in Durham, North Carolina, at the age of 67.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 March 1940)