Deaths in Music in 1958

  • Jan 1 David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • Jan 11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 14 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/critic/composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 25 Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)

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Mar 28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Apr 7 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 10 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • May 19 Bruno Sturmer, composer, dies at 65
  • May 28 Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 6 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 16 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer, dies at 45
  • Jun 23 Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 1 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/Ger choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
  • Jul 13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • Jul 15 Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
  • Jul 30 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 14 Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
  • Aug 15 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
  • Aug 17 Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
  • Aug 19 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
  • Aug 21 Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 24 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • Aug 24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • Aug 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • Aug 28 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 11 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 13 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • Oct 14 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 2 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 3 Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
  • Nov 6 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 27 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 6 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 26 Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday
  • Dec 29 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Gustav Hermann Unger, composer, dies at 72