This Day in Music History
1978 : Keith Moon, English musician, born Keith John Moon, died from an overdose of clomethiazole in Westminster, London, at the age of 32. Clomethiazole is a sedative which was prescribed to Moon to alleviate his alcohol withdrawal symptoms. (The Who - drummer)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 August 1946)
2003 : Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician, born Warren William Zevon, died from cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 56. He had been diagnosed with inoperable peritoneal mesothelioma (a form of cancer associated with exposure to asbestos).
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 January 1947)
2012 : Dorothy McGuire, born in Middletown, Ohio. American popular music singer and part of a trio. (The McGuire Sisters), died at her son's home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, at the age of 84. She had been suffering from Parkinson's disease and age-related dementia.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 February 1928)