This Day in Music History

17 Sep 1999

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Background

English singer Frankie Vaughan died of heart failure aged 71. During the 1950s he scored twenty UK Top 30 singles including the UK No.2 ‘Green Door.’ He was awarded an OBE in 1965, and a CBE in 1996

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Historical Facts

16 Sep 1977

Opera star Maria Callas dies Celebrated soprano Maria Callas dies in Paris at the age of 53. Born in New York City in 1923 to Greek immigrants, Callas demonstrated her talent for singing at an early age. When she was 13, she went to Athens to study under the noted soprano Elvira de Hidalgo. Her first major operatic role came in 1947, when she appeared in La Gioconda in Verona.

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