Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1676 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1732 John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
  • 1836 Daniel Read, American composer, dies at 79
  • 1884 Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45
  • 1915 Gustav Hollaender, composer, dies at 60
  • 1935 Johan Halvorsen, composer, dies at 71
  • 1938 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • 1953 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer, dies at 80
  • 1954 Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • 1969 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1976 Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
  • 1976 Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
  • 1985 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1993 Frank V Zappa, US music/composer (Mothers of Invention), dies at 52
  • 2004 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973)
  • 2011 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (b. 1931)