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15th June 1996, US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook' was the first of eight "Songbook" sets. Appeared in the TV […]

Very sad to hear that American singer Dr John has died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. His career started in the late 1950s, when he became prominent as a pianist and singer on the New Orleans music scene. He worked with many other artists including Carly Simon, James Taylor, Neil […]

Sadly we have more great musicians added to our 2019 page: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/musicians-died-and-gone-to-heaven/ Musicians who have died in 2019, Scott Walker, Keith Flint, Hal Blaine. 1 January 2019, American singer, songwriter Pegi Young died of cancer age 66. She first met future husband Neil Young in 1974 when she was working as a waitress at a […]

14th May 2015, Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died in his sleep aged 89 from a series of small strokes caused by type 2 diabetes. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman in […]

30th April 1983, American Blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, aged 68. Major influence of many acts, Cream, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters' 1950 song 'Rollin' Stone.' Best known songs include 'I Just Want To Make Love To You', […]

We’ve made a page of musicians who have passed so far in 2019. If you think we’ve missed anyone let us know below. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/musicians-died-and-gone-to-heaven/ Musicians who have died in 2019, Scott Walker, Keith Flint, Hal Blaine. 1 January 2019, American singer, songwriter Pegi Young died of cancer age 66. She first met future husband Neil […]

11 April 2014, American musician and songwriter Jesse Winchester died aged 69. To avoid the Vietnam War draft he moved to Canada in 1967, where he began his career as a solo artist. His best known songs include ‘Yankee Lady’, ‘The Brand New Tennessee Waltz’, ‘Mississippi, You’re on My Mind’, ‘A Showman’s Life’, and ‘Biloxi’. […]

The Prodigy singer Keith Flint has died aged 49. He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex this morning. In 1996, they gained worldwide acclaim with their signature track 'Firestarter'. Their second album, Music For The Jilted Generation, was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize and the band's third album, Fat of The […]

2nd March 1999, Dusty Springfield died after a long battle against cancer, aged 59. The British singer had her first UK hit single in 1963 with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, which reached No.4, the 1966 UK No.1 & US No.4 single with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ plus over […]

2nd March 2008, Canadian guitarist, singer, Jeff Healey, died of cancer. Healey lost his sight to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes when he was 8 months old, resulting in his eyes being surgically removed. After living cancer-free for 38 years, he developed sarcoma in his legs. Despite surgery for this, the sarcoma spread […]


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