Deaths in Music on 2nd February

  • 1594 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1673 Kaspar Förster, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1750 Johann Graf, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1779 Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59
  • 1789 Armand-Louis Couperin, Fren composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63
  • 1822 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer, dies at 79
  • 1827 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer, dies at 62
  • 1882 Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
  • 1902 Emanuil Manolov, composer, dies at 42
  • 1919 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, composer, dies at 55
  • 1921 Luigi Mancinelli, composer, dies at 72
  • 1934 Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
  • 1952 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer, dies at 79
  • 1953 Gustav Strube, composer, dies at 85
  • 1954 Theodor Rogalski, composer, dies at 52
  • 1960 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, dies at 84
  • 1961 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
  • 1965 Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
  • 1969 Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
  • 1970 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • 1974 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
  • 1976 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80

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1979 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), OD's at 21

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  • 1983 Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies
  • 1987 Patrick "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78
  • 1994 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • 1994 Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
  • 1994 Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
  • 1996 Gene Kelly, actor/dancer (Singing in the Rain), dies at 83
  • 1997 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • 1999 David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • 2002 Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
  • 2003 Lou Harrison, American composer (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • 2007 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)