Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1497 John Ockeghem, Flemish singer/composer, dies at 79
  • 1725 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer, dies at 75
  • 1798 Niels Schiorring, composer, dies at 54
  • 1807 John Reid, composer, dies at 85
  • 1859 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
  • 1927 Daniel F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker, dies at 71
  • 1947 Luigi Russolo, composer, dies at 61
  • 1960 Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 1961 Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
  • 1963 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • 1966 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
  • 1976 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
  • 1981 Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
  • 1989 Osbourne Ruddock, Jamaican Dub music performer (b. 1941)
  • 1991 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1994 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • 1994 Norman Del Mar, conductor/writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
  • 1995 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
  • 1998 Carl Wilson, rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1998 [Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
  • 2005 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2007 Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 2011 Gary Moore, Irish musician (b. 1952)