Deaths in Music in 1982

  • Jan 10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 18 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
  • Jan 19 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Jan 30 Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 30 Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73

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Jan 30 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), dies of esophageal cancer at 69

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  • Feb 4 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • Feb 11 Eleanor Powell, tap dancer and wife of Glenn Ford, dies of cancer at 69
  • Feb 17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 21 Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle), dies at 60
  • Feb 24 Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • Feb 27 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
  • Mar 7 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 14 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 19 Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
  • Mar 29 Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • Apr 4 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 9 Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Bert van Dongen [Abraham J Cohen], Dutch singer and actor, dies at 66
  • Apr 30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 11 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • May 13 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer, dies at 64
  • May 13 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • May 26 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
  • Jun 10 Addie "Micki" Harris, US singer (Shirelles-Mama Said), dies at 42
  • Jun 15 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, dies of a stroke at 56
  • Jun 16 James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs
  • Jun 26 Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • Jun 28 Harry Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70
  • Jul 1 John Everett Watts, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 2 Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 10 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
  • Jul 14 George Amadee Tremblay, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 18 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 28 George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • Aug 2 Rudolf Maros, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 8 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • Aug 8 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • Aug 12 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 12 Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
  • Aug 13 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), dies at 49
  • Aug 28 Nini de Boel, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), dies at 84
  • Aug 29 Lehman Engel, US composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • Aug 30 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86
  • Sep 1 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • Sep 14 Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)
  • Sep 17 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
  • Sep 19 Samuel L M Barlow, composer, dies at 90

  • Sep 23 Jimmy Wakely, country western singer, dies of heart failure at 68
  • Oct 4 Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
  • Oct 12 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer, dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Jacov Gotovac, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 16 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52
  • Nov 1 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 17 Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 22 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 26 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, dies at 98
  • Nov 27 Philipp Kutev, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • Dec 2 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician, dies of a heart attack while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • Dec 8 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • Dec 8 Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 17 Philipp Jarnach, composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Tibor de Machula, Hungary/Neth cellist, dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 19 Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95
  • Dec 20 Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
  • Dec 23 Norman Dinnerstein, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 28 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84