July 17

On this day in 1959, Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver at age 44


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


The late Spencer Davis was born on this date in 1939


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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