On This Day

June 3, 2009 in Music History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Deaths in Music

  • Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", dies of complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding at 80
  • Sam Butera, American big band and R&B saxophonist, songwriter, and singer (Louis Prima and the Witnesses), dies of pneumonia at 81
2009 in Music