Don Shipps

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: blues musician and bass player who was the founder of the Titanic Blues Band, a staple at Midwestern U.S. blues and jazz festivals for more than 10 years, whose band was scheduled to hold a live recording session the evening of July 23.

 

 

Cause of Death: House fire

 

Born: August 22, 1952

 

Died: July 23, 2004

 

Location: Springfield, Missouri