Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1552 Heinrich Faber, German composer
  • 1630 William Brade, composer, dies
  • 1733 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, dies at 46
  • 1766 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30
  • 1770 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1770 Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77
  • 1810 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer, dies at 60
  • 1827 David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75
  • 1857 Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
  • 1859 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
  • 1889 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (b. 1838)
  • 1906 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
  • 1913 Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
  • 1926 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer, dies at 75
  • 1933 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
  • 1950 Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
  • 1953 Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
  • 1962 Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1970 Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
  • 1971 Josef Berg, Czech composer, dies at 43
  • 1977 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1977 Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
  • 1977 Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36

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1981 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1982 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • 1989 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78
  • 1990 Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
  • 1990 Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
  • 1991 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • 2008 Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies; b. 1947)
  • 2014 Frank Reed, American soul singer, dies at 59