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A-Z of music. Today is H is for Buddy Holly. Do you have a favourite track? Or did you ever see Buddy Holly in concert? More here on the day the music died: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/the_day_the_music_died The Day The Music Died On 3rd Feb 1959, 22-year-old Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens, aged 17, died […]

8th Dec 1943, Born on this day, Jim Morrison singer and lyricist with The Doors who had the 1967 US No.1 single ‘Light My Fire’ and 1971 single ‘Riders On The Storm’. Due to his wild personality and performances, he is regarded by some people as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen […]

3rd Dec 2014, English keyboard instrumentalist Ian McLagan died of a stroke age 69. He was a member of Small Faces and The Faces and also worked with many other artists including with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen. More on the Small […]

3rd Dec 2015, American musician and singer-songwriter Scott Weiland died aged 48. He was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old. Weiland was best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple […]

24th Nov 1991, Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London’s Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive. Mercury was openly bisexual and enjoyed a colourful rock star lifestyle. During his career with Queen he scored over 40 Top 40 UK singles including […]

Over the last few days, we knew it was going to happen. David Cassidy has passed away. David had a great career from his days in The Partridge Family to ending up on Broadway. A truly great singer and entertainer. David was only 67 years old. Our condolences to his family, friend and fans. RIP […]

Sad to hear that guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. After forming AC/DC in 1973, Malcolm and his brothers were credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded by the band between their 1975 debut High Voltage through to 2014’s Rock or Bust. Malcolm […]

Sad to hear that Fats Domino has died aged 89. The American singer and pianist pioneered rock and roll and inspired countless artists, including Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Domino’s first record ‘The Fat Man’ was the first rock and roll record to sell over a million copies. Among his greatest works are songs such […]

26th Oct 1999, American singer, songwriter and actor Hoyt Axton died of a heart attack in Victor, Montana aged 61. He wrote songs for, Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, (1971 US No.1 ‘Joy To The World’), John Denver, Ringo Starr, Glen Campbell. His mother Mae Boren Axton wrote ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. Read it here

2nd Nov 1996, American vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, died of skin cancer aged 33. Two years after her death, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences, when her versions of ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’ were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. She is […]


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