2008 – The deep-voiced soul singer Isaac Hayes died August 10 after he was found unconscious at his Memphis residence. No autopsy was performed, but paperwork filed by Hayes’ family doctor, David Kraus, lists the cause of death as a stroke. See also: http://www.thisdayinrock.com/?p=1682
2008 – Singer songwriter John Stewart, who wrote the Monkees hit Daydream Believer died aged 68 after he suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm in San Diego. Stewart was a member of folk group The Kingston Trio and went on to record more than 45 solo albums with his biggest solo success being a […]
2005 – The Strokes unveil new songs from their horribly titled third album First Impressions of the Earth during a concert at Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art.
2005 – Little Milton Campbell dies after suffering a stroke. The blues singer was 71. Campbell was a popular performer during the 1960s, scoring No. 1 hits like “We’re Gonna Make It.”
2005 – Blues musician Little Milton slips into a coma after suffering a stroke. The guitarist/singer wrote the tune “The Blues Is Alright.” But clearly he isn’t.
2005 – Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York’s Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious stroke. He is 54.
2004 – Dick Clark suffers from a stroke. A spokesman for Clark tells Chart Toppers.com that the legendary television personality “is going to be fine.” Clark turned 75 the previous week.
2004 – The Strokes, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Joan Jett perform at a charity tribute to the Ramones in New York.
2004 – The Strokes play the first Little Steven’s International Underground Garage Festival in New York. Also performing are Iggy & the Stooges, New York Dolls, Big Star, and The Raveonettes.
2004 – Isley Brothers singer Ronald Isley, who also performs as “Mr. Biggs,” suffers a minor stroke while in London.
2004 – The Strokes play a homecoming show at New York’s Central Park, covering Guided By Voices’ “A Salty Salute.”
2003 – Steve O’Rourke, manager of Pink Floyd since 1968, dies in England of a stroke. He is 63.