Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Today's

death - July 27

Death Year Name Full name Bio
1974 Lightnin' Slim Otis V. Hicks Important Louisiana electric blues guitarist and singer, bridged country, blues and mainstream pop, "Rooster Blues" (R&B #23, 1959), st...
1986 Alvin LeRoy Holmes Pop instrumental bandleader, film score composer and arranger, Smile (1975) and other films, died on 7/27/1986, age 72...
2012 Tony Martin Alvin Morris Big Band and trad pop singer with a steady flow of hits in the 40s and 50s, including "It's a Blue World" (#2, 1940), "Walk Hand In Han...
1990 Bobby Day Robert James Byrd R&B/doo wop vocals and songwriter with The Hollywood Flames, "Buzz Buzz Buzz" (#11, R&B #5, 1957), then solo, ...
2013 Mick Farren Michael Anthony Farren Anti-establishment singer, songwriter, journalist, rock music critic and historian, bandleader for proto-punk/acid rock The Dev...
2010 Al Goodman Willie Albert Goodman Vocals in R&B/smooth soul trio The Moments, "Sexy Mama" (#17, R&B #3, 1973) and 26 other R&B chart hits, changed ...
2001 Leon Wilkeson Bassist, backing vocals and occasional songwriting for raunchy Southern rockers ...
2020 Denise Johnson Manchester-based backing and guest vocalist on albums by New Order, Johnny Marr, the Smiths