Deaths in Music on 29th May

  • 1680 Abraham Megerle, composer, dies at 73
  • 1750 Giuseppe Porsile, composer, dies at 70
  • 1833 William Marshall, composer, dies at 84
  • 1862 Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer, dies at 71
  • 1899 Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer, dies at 60
  • 1905 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55
  • 1910 Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73
  • 1935 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer, dies at 61
  • 1943 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
  • 1951 Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • 1951 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • 1951 Robert Kahn, composer, dies at 85
  • 1956 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
  • 1957 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
  • 1961 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • 1971 Max Trapp, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1973 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • 1977 Goddard Lieberson, composer, dies at 66
  • 1989 John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
  • 1992 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1994 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
  • 1996 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1996 Tamara Toumanova, dancer, dies at 77
  • 1997 Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ( "Hallelujah"), drowns at 30
  • 2005 George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)
  • 2012 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89