Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 548 Theodora, dancer/empress of Byzantine (Nika-oproer), dies
  • 1742 Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer, dies at 52
  • 1788 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1798 Pierre Dutillieu, composer, dies at 44
  • 1806 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1855 Giovanni Agostino Perotti, composer, dies at 86
  • 1857 Joseph Fischhof, composer, dies at 53
  • 1872 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer, dies at 66
  • 1876 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist, dies at 59
  • 1890 Edouard Gregoir, composer, dies at 67
  • 1891 Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, dies at 63
  • 1910 Gustave Leon Huberti, composer, dies at 67
  • 1950 Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer, dies at 72
  • 1957 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), dies at 88
  • 1965 Red Nichols, American musician (b. 1905)
  • 1979 Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84
  • 1980 Yoshiro Irino, composer, dies at 58
  • 1980 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1981 Peter Paul Kreuder, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1982 Harry Mills, US, singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70
  • 1993 GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
  • 1996 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • 2010 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • 2016 Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84