May 26 – Today In Music History

Deaths

1968 – Little Willie John (died at 30) Best known for his hits “All Around the World” (1955), “Need Your Love So Bad” (1956) and “Fever” (1956), the latter covered in 1958 by Peggy Lee. An important figure in early R&B music, Little Willie John was a 1996 Inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More on Little Willie John