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  • Jan 9th LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • Jan 12th Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 18th Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 26th Fran Lhotka, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 29th Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 5th Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • Feb 17th Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • Feb 19th Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 26th Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 5th Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 6th Rezso Kokai, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 16th John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 24th Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • Apr 3rd Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 10th Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • Apr 20th Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 22nd Solomon Pimsleur, composer, dies at 61
  • May 31st Eduardo Toldra, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 12th John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • Jun 13th Eugene Goossens, British composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • Jun 14th Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 15th Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84
  • Jun 18th Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
  • Jul 12th Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • Aug 23rd Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
  • Aug 24th Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27th Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 6th Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German Natl Anthem), dies at 64
  • Sep 14th Marcel Delannoy, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 8th Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • Oct 28th Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 29th Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 1st Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 2nd Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 12th Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 7th Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67
  • Dec 13th Harry Barris, American popular singer (b. 1905)
  • Dec 20th Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20th Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer, dies at 75