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Tragic Death At 27 – Malcolm Hale Of Spanky And Our Gang

Tweet Born on May 17, 1941, in Butte, Montana, Malcolm Hale died at 27 years and 166 days old on October 30, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois. His untimely death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning, exacerbated by a nasty case of bronchitis, apparently caused by a faulty space heater and a poorly ventilated bedroom. He was an original and founding member and lead guitarist of the pop-rock group Spanky and Our Gang. He played not only lead guitar, but trombone, other horns, and keyboards, and was a harmony vocalist as well. Not much is known about his personal life, but … Continue reading

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