Deaths in Music in 1971

  • Jan 8 Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 9 Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 13 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 14 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 19 Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  • Feb 15 Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 21 Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 26 Josef Berg, Czech composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 9 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 10 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
  • Mar 13 Piero Coppola, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 28 Felix Wolfes, composer, dies at 78

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Apr 6 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Apr 12 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 17 Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Max Drischner, composer, dies at 80
  • May 10 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, dies at 79
  • May 10 Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer, dies at 75
  • May 13 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer, dies 67
  • May 19 Bernard Wagenaar, Neth/US composer, dies at 76
  • May 25 Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69
  • May 29 Max Trapp, German composer, dies at 83
  • May 30 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)
  • Jun 6 Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 23 Walter Schulthess, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 26 Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
  • Jun 26 Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 2 Edward Ballantine, composer, dies at 84

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Jul 3 Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Jul 4 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient) dies of leukemia at 29

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Jul 6 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Jul 8 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920)
  • Jul 17 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", singer (54th Street Revue), dies at 76
  • Jul 24 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 25 Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 27 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 5 Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 13 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
  • Aug 23 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 25 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), dies of lung failure at 81
  • Aug 26 Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 22 Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57
  • Oct 2 Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • Oct 3 Sean O Riada, composer, dies at 40
  • Oct 8 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
  • Oct 24 Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
  • Oct 24 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 29 Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
  • Oct 30 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 18 Junior Parker, rocker, dies during brain operation at 44
  • Nov 27 Jakabs Medins, composer, dies at 86
  • Nov 29 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 6 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 23 Carlo Jachino, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 25 Byron Arnold, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 30 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, dies at 60