On July 20, 1991, Earl Robinson (1910-1991) dies in an automobile accident on Southwest Admiral Way in West Seattle. Seattle-born Earl Robinson was a well-known composer, songwriter, and musician remembered for writing some of the labor movements most famous ballads, including the song "Joe Hill." Robinson had returned to Seattle in 1989 to pursue more abstract compositions.
Sources:HistoryLink.org Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, "Robinson, Earl Hawley (1910-1991)" (by Ross K. Rieder), http://www.historylink.org/ (accessed July 14, 2002).
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