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 78

The late Nicolette Larsen was born on this day in 1952

Today in 2009, Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon) died of a heart attack at age 64

The late Phoebe Snow was born today in 1952 


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