Deaths in Music in 1938

  • Feb 21 Albert Huybrechts, composer, dies at 39
  • Mar 2 Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
  • Mar 9 Sydney Baynes, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 18 Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 10 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • Apr 18 Richard Runciman Terry, musicologist, dies
  • Aug 2 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 6 Warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57
  • Aug 10 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 14 Landon Ronald, composer/pianist, dies at 65

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Aug 16 Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • Sep 28 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, dies at 48
  • Sep 28 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, born in New York City (d. 1938)
  • Nov 21 Leopold Godowsky, pianist/composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 4 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 5 Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 10 Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 14 Marie FM Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76