Deaths in Music on May 3

  • 1567 Leonhard Paminger, composer, dies at 72
  • 1598 Anna Guarini, Italian singer (b. 1563)
  • 1704 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Austrian violist/composer, dies at 59
  • 1792 Carlo Zuccari, composer, dies at 87
  • 1839 Ferdinando Paer, composer, dies at 67
  • 1854 William Beale, composer, dies at 70
  • 1856 Adolfo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 27
  • 1856 Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer/critic (Giselle), dies at 52
  • 1861 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer, dies at 80
  • 1868 Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer, dies at 68
  • 1893 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer, dies at 73
  • 1931 Frank Hoyt Losey, composer, dies at 59
  • 1931 Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer, dies at 93
  • 1943 Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45
  • 1968 Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86
  • 1969 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, dies at 42
  • 1970 Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82
  • 1972 Les Harvey, rocker, dies
  • 1987 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], Egyptian-born Italian French singer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1991 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1992 Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98
  • 1994 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
  • 1997 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 2001 Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer and pianist (b. 1928)
  • 2008 UroŇ° Krek, Slovenian composer, dies at 85