Age 52
July 20, 1964 - May 18, 2017
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Possessing a nearly four-octave range and one of the key figures in the 1990s Seattle grunge music movement, Chris Cornell was know as the lead singer and guitarist of Soundgarden and Audioslave as well as successful solo efforts....
Age 27
December 22, 1946 - April 25, 1974
Fairhaven Memorial Park / Santa Ana / California / USA / North America
Pamela Courson was a long-term companion of Jim Morrison, singer of the Doors. Courson stated she discovered Morrison's body in the bathtub of a Paris apartment in 1971. On April 25, 1974, Courson died of a heroin overdose on the ...
Age 22
September 26, 1958 - December 7, 1980
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Darby Crash was an American punk rock vocalist and songwriter who co-founded the seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs. As the lead "singer" a typical show featuring Crash would consist of a wretched version of the Archies' "Sug...
Age 70
December 18, 1914 - June 25, 1985
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Pee Wee Crayton was a Texas born blues guitarist who first took up the electric blues guitar after he moved to California in 1935. In Oakland, Crayton joined Texas-born bluesman T-Bone Walker. Throughout the forties and early fift...
Age 68
August 24, 1905 - March 28, 1974
Bethel Memorial Gardens / Franktown / Virginia / USA / North America
Arthur William "Big Boy" Crudup was an American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his songs "That's All Right" (1946), "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine", later recorded by Elvis Presley i...
Age 77
October 21, 1925 - July 16, 2003
Woodlawn Cemetery / The Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Originally Celia Cruz studied to be a teacher in her native Havana, but was lured into show business when a relative entered her in a radio talent contest, which she won. She later studied music at the Havana Conservatory and perf...
Age 19
December 31, 1969 - December 10, 1967
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
As a member of the Bar-Kays, Carl played drums for Otis Redding and died in the plane crash that took the life of Otis Redding, Phalon Jones, Carl Cunningham, Ronnie Caldwell, guitarist Jimmy King and valet Matthew Kelly. Only B...
Age 84
September 21, 1912 - October 6, 1996
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Ted Daffan was a country music performer (with his band the Texans) and songwriter noted for composing the seminal "Truck Driver's Blues" and two much covered country anthems of unrequited love, "Born to Lose" and "I'm a Fool to C...
Age 81
May 4, 1937 - March 16, 2019
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Dick Dale was an American rock guitarist. He was the pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverb. Dale was known as "The King of the Surf Guitar", which was also the title of his se...
Age 54
January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
Dalida (aka Yolande Christina Gigliotti) was born in Shoudra, a district of Cairo the child of Italian immigrants from Calabria. Her father played the violin at Cairo Opera House. In 1950 she won the beauty contest Miss Ondina, bu...
Age 68
March 4, 1943 - March 1, 2012
Cimitero Monumentale della Certosa di Bologna / Bologna BO / Italy / Europe
Lucio Dalla was a popular Italian singer-songwriter, musician and actor who belonged to a genre of Italian songwriters known as “cantautori,” whose lyrics gave voice to the aspirations and frustrations of a postwar generation ...
Age 38
August 20, 1966 - December 8, 2004
Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery / Arlington / Texas / USA / North America
As the cofounder with his brother Vinnie of Pantera and Damageplan, Dimebag Darrell was not only one of the most influential heavy metal guitarist but considered one of the greatest guitarist of modern times. Sadly his fame extend...
Age 65
May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
There are few musical geniuses in this world, but as jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader Miles Davis is one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. His sound, technique and ...
Age 31
January 6, 1947 - April 21, 1978
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium / Putney, London / England / Europe
Sandy Denny has been described as the pre-eminent British folk rock singer who was successful as a solo artist and as the lead singer of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention. For most fans of classic rock, she is remembe...
Age 67
July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer who is considered by many to be one of the great heavy metal vocalist. He fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbo...
Age 76
July 1, 1915 - January 29, 1992
Burr Oak Cemetery / Alsip / Illinois / USA / North America
Willie Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer proficient in playing both the upright bass and the guitar. However he is best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his ti...
Age 51
November 19, 1905 - November 26, 1956
Kensico Cemetery / Valhalla / New York / USA / North America
A highly respected and influential trombonist, Tommy Dorsey—both independently and with his brother Jimmy—led several of the most popular big bands of the swing era. He famously gave a skinny, big-eared Italian-American kid wi...
Age 26
June 19, 1948 - November 25, 1974
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth-in-Arden / Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull / United Kingdom / Europe
Nick Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, mournful, melancholy songs. With only three albums released to middling reviews, abysmal sales coupled with his descent into mental illness he f...
Age 55
October 8, 1932 - July 29, 1988
Spring Hill Cemetery / Nashville / Tennessee / USA / North America
Pete Drake was one of the greatest pedal-steel musicians who played on 118 Gold and Platinum albums with artists ranging from Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Marty Robbins, Elvis Presley, Ernst Tubb and George Jones. H...
Age 30
September 7, 1964 - March 26, 1995
Rose Hills Memorial Park / Whittier / California / USA / North America
Co-founder of the influential Compton, California gangsta rap group N.W.A., Easy-E with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube won acclaim for portraying life on the streets of east L.A. in the 1980s as one of the premier west coast rappers. Sadly ...