Deaths in Music on March 6

  • 1753 Gerhardus Havingha, composer, dies at 56
  • 1851 Alexander Aliabiev, composer, dies at 63
  • 1860 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (b. 1783)
  • 1867 Wiktor Kazynski, composer, dies at 54

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1932 John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

  • 1936 Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
  • 1936 Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63
  • 1945 Rudolph Karel, composer, dies at 64
  • 1947 Ludwig Weber, composer, dies at 55
  • 1954 Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
  • 1961 George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
  • 1962 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • 1965 Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
  • 1966 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • 1967 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • 1967 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • 1968 Isa Krejci, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • 1973 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1984 Pierre Cochereau, composer, dies at 59
  • 1988 Konstantin Iliev, composer, dies at 63
  • 1994 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • 1994 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • 1995 Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
  • 1996 Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
  • 2006 King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies at 61
  • 2010 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2012 Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2013 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • 2013 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68