Soul/R&B Musicians that Died in June

Davis Eli “David” Ruffin, (The Temptations, Soul Stirrers), June 1, 1991
Anthony “Tony” Ulysses Thompson, (Hi-Five), June 1, 2007
Franklin Delano “Junior” Alexander Braithwaite, (Wailers), June 2, 1999
Benny Spellman, June 3, 2011
Cornelius “Neeny,” Richard Harp, (The Marcels), June 4, 2013
Jayare Cahron Childs, (Cali Swagg District), June 6, 2014
Marvin Isley (The Isley Brothers), June 6, 2010
Billy Preston, June 6, 2006
Melvin “Lil Phat” Vernell III, June 7, 2012
Lawrence “Yogi,” Horton (Session Drummer), June 8, 1987
Robert “Pumpkinhead,” Alan Diaz, June 9, 2015
William (Darondo) Daron Pulliam, June 9, 2013
Barry Edward Beckett, (Session Musician), June 10, 2009
Addie “Mickie” Harris MacFadden, (The Shirelles), June 10, 1982
Darryl Pandy, June 10, 2011
Ray “Ray Charles,” Charles Robinson, June 10, 2004
Carl Edward Gardner, (The Robins, The Coasters), June 12, 2011
Dewayne “MC Supereme,” Lawrence Coleman, June 13, 2015
Fredrick “Freddie,” Cortez Gorman (The Fideletones, The Originals), June 13, 2006
Clyde Lensley McPhatter, (The Drifters), June 13, 1972
Lincoln “Chips,” Wayne Moman,(Stax Records), June 13, 2016
Arthur Prysock, June 14, 1997
Samuel “Mighty Sam,” McClain, June 15, 2015
Garry Marshall Shider, (Parliament-Funkadelic), June 16, 2010
Attrell “Prince Be,” Stephen Cordes (P.M. Dawn), June 17, 2016
Clarence “Big Man” Anicholas Clemons Jr., (E Street Band, The Joyful Noyz), June 18, 2011
Henry “Hank,” Medress (The Tokens), June 18, 2007
Gerald “Gerry,” Goffin, (Lyricist, Carole King), June 19, 2014
Bruce Tate, (The Penquins), June 20, 1973
Lawrence Albert Payton (The Four Tops), June 20, 1997
Claydes “Charles,” Smith, (Kool & the Gang) June 20,2006
Mary “Mary Love Comer,” Ann Varney, June 21, 2013
Wayne Lamar Jackson, (The Mar-Kays, DownChild Blues Band), June 21, 2016
Mabon “Teenie,” Lewis Hodges, (The Impalas, Hi Rhythm Section), June 22, 2014
Robert “Bobby Bland,” Calvin Brooks, June 23, 2013
Ewanya “Puff,” Johnson, June 24, 2013
Michael “The King of Pop,” Joseph Jackson, (Jackson 5), June 25, 2009
Johnny Edward Jenkins (The Pinetoppers), June 26, 2006
Fayette Regina Pinkney, (The Three Degrees), June 27, 2009
Bonny “Mack,” Rice, The Five Scalders, The Falcons), June 27,2016
Fredrick “Shorty,” Earl Long, June 29, 1969
Robert “Bobby,” Dwayne Womack, (The Womack Brothers, The Valentinos) June 27, 2014
Phyllis Linda Hyman, June 30, 1995

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