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1970

• Alan Christie Wilson – Canned Heat – (July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970) – Accidental Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Wilson_(musician)

• James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) – Asphyxia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix

• Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) – Overdose – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin

1971

• James Douglas “Jim” Morrison – the Doors – (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) – Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison

 Gene Vincent known as Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971) – Ruptured Stomach Ulcer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Vincent

• Howard Duane Allman – The Allman Bros – (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) – Motorcycle accident • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Allman

1972

• Berry Oakley, Allman Brothers Band (Apr 4, 1948 – Nov 11, 1972) – Motorcycle accident) • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry_Oakley

 Daniel Ray Whitten  – Crazy Horse (May 8, 1943 – November 18, 1972) – Drug dependency • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Whitten

1973

Ronald Charles McKernan, nicknamed “Pigpen” -27- (September 8, 1945 – March 8, 1973) – Alcohol • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_%22Pigpen%22_McKernan

• Gram Parsons – the Byrds – born Cecil Ingram Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons 

• James Joseph “Jim” Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) – Plane Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Croce

• Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) – Stroke • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Rosetta_Tharpe

• Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Darin

1974

• Mama Cass Elliot – Mammas and Pappas – (born Ellen Naomi Cohen; September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974) – Heart Attack • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot

Nicholas RodneyNick” Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) – suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Drake

1975

• David Michael ‘Dave’ Alexander (June 3, 1947 – February 10, 1975) – Alcohol • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Alexander_(musician)

• Peter William Ham – Badfinger -(27 April 1947 – 24 April 1975) – Suicide • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Ham

Timothy Charles “Tim” Buckley III -28- (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) – drug overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Buckley

Gary Mervin Thain -Uriah Heep (15 May 1948 – 8 December 1975) – Heroin Overdose • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Thain

1976

 Howlin’ Wolf born Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976) – Complications from Surgery • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howlin%27_Wolf

• Florence Ballard Chapman – the Supremes – (born Florence Glenda Ballard, June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976) – Cardiac Arrest • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Ballard

Paul Francis Kossoff – Free -(14 September 1950 – 19 March 1976) – Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kossoff

Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson (August 30, 1941 – March 18, 1976) – Cancer • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_%22Snake_Boy%22_Johnson

 Keith Relf – The Yardbirds (22 March 1943 – 14 May 1976) – Accidental Electrocution • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Relf

• Thomas Richard “Tommy” Bolin  (August 1, 1951 – December 4, 1976) – Heroin overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Bolin

Freddie King, born Fred King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) – Pancreatitis • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_King

1977

• Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) – Prescription drug addiction • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley

• Marc Bolan  (30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) – Car Crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Bolan

• Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Van Zant – Lynyrd Skynyrd – (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Van_Zant

• Steven Earl ‘ Stevie” Gaines -Lynyrd Skynyrd- (September 14, 1949 – October 20, 1977) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Gaines

 Cassie LaRue Gaines -Lynyrd Skynyrd- (January 9, 1948 – October 20, 1977) – Plane crash • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassie_Gaines

1978

 Terry Alan Kath -Chicago – (January 31, 1946 – January 23, 1978) – Accidental Self inflicted Gunshot • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Kath

• Sandy Denny born Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978) – Head Injury • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Denny

• Keith John Moon – the Who – (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) – Prescription Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Moon

1979

• Donny Edward Hathaway – Roberta Flack (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) – Suicide • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donny_Hathaway

• Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie, later named John Beverley – the Sex Pistols – (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979) – overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious

• Mike Patto –Michael Thomas McCarthy (Spooky Tooth) (22 September 1942 – 4 March 1979) – lymphatic leukemia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Patto

• Lowell Thomas George – Little Feat – (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) – Heart Failure • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_George

• Minnie Riperton born Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) – Breast cancer • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Riperton

 James ‘Jimmy’ McCulloch – Wings – (4 June 1953 – 27 September 1979) – Heroin Overdose • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_McCulloch