Deaths in Music on January 30

  • 1774 Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer, dies at 69
  • 1774 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer, dies at 71
  • 1797 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer, dies at 40
  • 1827 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer, dies at 53
  • 1860 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer, dies at 44
  • 1881 Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58
  • 1890 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), dies at 53
  • 1925 Jakab Gyula Major, composer, dies at 66
  • 1927 Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer, dies at 64
  • 1929 La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)
  • 1942 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
  • 1945 William Busch, composer, dies at 43
  • 1963 Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
  • 1972 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81
  • 1975 Boris Blacher, German composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
  • 1976 Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
  • 1980 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1982 Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
  • 1982 Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73

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1982 Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)

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  • 1986 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
  • 1994 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1995 George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88
  • 1996 Bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73
  • 1998 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  • 2011 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • 2013 Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
  • 2015 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, dies at 88