Deaths in Music on February 12

  • 1684 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer, dies at 67
  • 1728 Agostino Steffani, Italian/German diplomat/composer, dies at 73
  • 1738 James Sherard, English amateur composer, dies at 71
  • 1762 Laurent Belissen, composer, dies at 68
  • 1799 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer, dies at 67
  • 1820 Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer, dies at 71
  • 1861 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72
  • 1894 Hans von B├╝low, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • 1896 Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84
  • 1915 Charles Emile Waldteufel, composer, dies at 77
  • 1920 Emile Sauret, composer, dies at 67
  • 1929 Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • 1933 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • 1970 Andre Souris, composer, dies at 79
  • 1973 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
  • 1976 James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
  • 1983 Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
  • 1986 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
  • 1995 Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
  • 1995 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
  • 1995 Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
  • 2000 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70
  • 2000 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • 2000 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • 2005 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • 2007 Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 2011 Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
  • 2015 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington] pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 2017 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), dies at 76