Deaths in Music on 1st December

  • 1635 Melchior Teschner, composer, dies at 51
  • 1651 Cristobal de Isla Diego, composer, dies at 65
  • 1707 Jeremiah Clarke, composer, dies
  • 1727 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, composer, dies at 61
  • 1729 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer, dies at 59
  • 1755 Maurice Greene, composer, dies at 59
  • 1808 Anton Fischer, composer, dies at 30
  • 1813 Ferdinando Bertoni, composer, dies at 88
  • 1817 Justin Heinrich Knechtl, composer, dies at 65
  • 1893 Eduard Franck, composer, dies at 76
  • 1925 Vicente Arregui Garay, composer, dies at 54
  • 1926 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1932 Amadeo Vives, composer, dies at 61
  • 1939 Max Fiedler, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1945 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer, dies at 64
  • 1950 Ernest John Moeran, British composer, dies at 55
  • 1951 Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
  • 1954 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  • 1960 Ion Vasilescu, composer, dies at 57
  • 1968 Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • 1969 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • 1975 Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
  • 1982 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1986 Horace Heidt, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85
  • 1986 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American Pop and R&B singer ( "Working in the Coal Mine"), dies at 61
  • 1989 Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • 1996 Irving Gordon, songwriter, dies at 81
  • 1997 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, dies at 89
  • 2008 Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2009 Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
  • 2012 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85
  • 2013 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66