Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1707 Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627)
  • 1799 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37
  • 1813 Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74
  • 1825 Richard Wainwright, composer and church organist, dies at 68
  • 1856 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80
  • 1908 Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64
  • 1910 Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64
  • 1931 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64
  • 1932 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87
  • 1932 Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60
  • 1935 Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56
  • 1948 David John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65
  • 1960 Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
  • 1978 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, dies at 51
  • 1980 Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 1986 Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
  • 1991 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • 1995 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
  • 1995 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • 1996 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), dies at 46
  • 1998 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • 2006 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • 2009 Larry Knechtel, American keyboard player and bassist (b. 1940)
  • 2013 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • 2016 Irving Fields, American composer and pianist (Miami Beach Rhumba), dies at 101