June 13 – Today In Music History

Deaths
1972 – Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters died at 39 From complications of heart, liver, and kidney disease, brought on by alcohol abuse) He was a key figure in the shaping doo-wop and R&B in 50’s & 60’s. He was the founder of The Drifters. With that band he is most remembere for “Such a Night,””Lucille,””Honey Love” and “Money Honey. His biggest solo hits were “Long Lonely Nights” and “A Lover’s Question”