Deaths in Music in 1995

Deaths 1 - 200 of 225

  • Jan 1 Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Jan 1 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, dies at 68
  • Jan 4 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92
  • Jan 5 Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
  • Jan 6 James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Jan 7 Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
  • Jan 11 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 12 Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77
  • Jan 13 Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • Jan 14 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
  • Jan 16 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • Jan 18 Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
  • Jan 19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • Jan 22 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
  • Jan 23 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 30 George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88
  • Feb 3 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • Feb 6 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
  • Feb 12 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
  • Feb 13 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • Feb 17 Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50
  • Feb 17 Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Denny Cordel, rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51
  • Feb 18 Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
  • Feb 18 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter, dies at 83
  • Feb 18 Yank Lawson, US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 84
  • Feb 18 Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b.1959)
  • Feb 23 David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52
  • Feb 24 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • Feb 25 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
  • Feb 28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Max Rudolf, conductor, dies at 92
  • Mar 2 Hugo Cole, British composer and critic, dies at 77
  • Mar 4 Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (Nature Boy), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51
  • Mar 6 Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
  • Mar 7 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (b. 1965)
  • Mar 10 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • Mar 11 Carel Birnie, found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
  • Mar 13 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 16 Sydney Simone, band leader, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • Mar 18 Charles Drain, American soul singer, dies at 65
  • Mar 18 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician, dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Norman Schwartz, record Producer, dies at 66
  • Mar 23 Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash
  • Mar 23 Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter, dies at 61
  • Mar 23 Ripley L. Ingram, singer, dies at 65
  • Mar 24 Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • Mar 26 Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright), dies at 31
  • Mar 27 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 29 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora), dies of aids at 37
  • Mar 30 Paul A Rothchild, record producer, dies at 59
  • Mar 30 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger, dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), dies at 78
  • Mar 31 Selena [Quintanilla-PĂ©rez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), killed by a fan at 23
  • Apr 1 Francisco Moncion, dancer, dies at 73
  • Apr 2 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
  • Apr 4 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist, dies at 67
  • Apr 10 Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
  • Apr 12 Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56
  • Apr 14 Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
  • Apr 14 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist, dies at 75
  • Apr 15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • Apr 19 "King" Herbert Whitaker, tenor sax, dies at 66
  • Apr 22 Don Pullen, pianist/composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 23 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66

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Apr 25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

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  • Apr 30 Donald Edwin White, ad copywriter/opera administrator, dies at 59
  • May 4 Louis Krasner, violinist, dies at 91
  • May 5 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
  • May 6 Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
  • May 7 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), dies at 84
  • May 8 Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
  • May 9 Marshall Royal, jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82
  • May 10 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • May 11 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • May 15 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist, dies at 68
  • May 15 Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
  • May 16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • May 17 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer, dies at 72
  • May 18 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • May 18 Gordon Reynolds, musician, dies at 74
  • May 24 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54
  • May 25 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
  • May 26 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • May 27 C W Stubblefield, music promoter, dies at 64
  • May 27 Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer, dies at 78
  • May 28 Henning Kronstam, dancer, dies at 60
  • May 31 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, dies at 87
  • Jun 1 Prudence Hyman, dancer, dies at 80
  • Jun 5 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer, dies at 75
  • Jun 5 Jan Decadt Flemish composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 6 Imam Elissa, singer, dies at 76
  • Jun 7 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Frank Chacksfield, conductor/arranger, dies at 81
  • Jun 11 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), dies at 58
  • Jun 12 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
  • Jun 13 David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
  • Jun 14 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • Jun 14 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 19 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director, dies at 71
  • Jun 20 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician, dies at 84
  • Jun 27 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician, dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
  • Jun 30 Phyllis Hyman, R&B/Jazz singer (Prime of My Life), suicides at 45
  • Jul 3 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist, dies at 47
  • Jul 6 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher, dies at 76
  • Jul 12 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies at 69
  • Jul 12 Ernie Furtado, bassist, dies at 72
  • Jul 15 Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin, dies at 89
  • Jul 20 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer, dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Edwin "Russell" House, saxophonist, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter, dies at 85
  • Jul 22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • Jul 23 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Jeremiah Jerry Patrick Lordam, songwriter/compser, dies at 61
  • Jul 25 Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • Jul 25 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 26 Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
  • Jul 27 Miklos Rozsa, Hung movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), dies at 88
  • Jul 30 Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
  • Aug 1 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • Aug 3 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer, dies at 79
  • Aug 3 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • Aug 6 Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer, dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
  • Aug 10 Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris, American actor/singer, dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 13 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • Aug 16 Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
  • Aug 17 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85
  • Aug 20 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
  • Aug 20 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88
  • Aug 21 James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • Aug 25 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • Aug 26 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57
  • Aug 27 Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70
  • Aug 30 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician, dies at 53
  • Sep 2 Vaclav Neummann, conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 4 Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
  • Sep 5 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95
  • Sep 9 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • Sep 12 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
  • Sep 19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger, dies at 63
  • Sep 21 Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
  • Sep 22 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 23 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
  • Sep 25 Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper), dies at 102
  • Sep 27 Christopher Shaw, composer pianist/critic, dies at 71
  • Sep 29 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist, dies at 91
  • Oct 2 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician, dies at 74
  • Oct 5 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
  • Oct 6 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario, dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • Oct 8 Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48
  • Oct 12 Eleanor Aller, cellist, dies at 78
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • Oct 18 Bryan Johnson, singer/actor, dies at 69
  • Oct 19 Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, bassist, dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
  • Nov 3 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Marti Lynne Stringer Caine, singer/comedienne, dies at 50
  • Nov 6 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan, dies at 90
  • Nov 7 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • Nov 8 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • Nov 11 Kenneth Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist, dies at 68
  • Nov 13 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter, dies at 81
  • Nov 15 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • Nov 17 Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50