July 17

On this day in 1959, Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital 
from cirrhosis of the liver at age 43

John Coltrane died on this day in 1967 from liver cancer 
at Huntington Hospital in Long Island 

Today in 1996, Jimi Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler 
died at age 57 from an aortic aneurysm

Spencer Davis is celebrating a birthday today. He is 77

The late Phoebe Snow was born today in 1952 

The former Mrs. Bill Wyman, Mandy Smith was born today in 1970


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