Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1770 Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60
  • 1799 Francois Giroust, composer, dies at 62
  • 1804 Hans Gram, composer, dies at 49
  • 1887 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer, dies at 67
  • 1935 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, dies at 87
  • 1969 Johannes Rontgen, composer, dies at 70
  • 1979 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86
  • 1980 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
  • 1982 Bert van Dongen [Abraham J Cohen], Dutch singer and actor, dies at 66
  • 1988 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
  • 1992 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • 2005 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (b. 1947)
  • 2013 J├ínos Starker, Hungarian cellist, dies at 88
  • 2014 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, dies from lung cancer at 61