On This Day

Year 1995 in Music History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music


Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 253 of 253

  • Oct 19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, American singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
  • Nov 3 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 3 (Sidney Edward) "Eddie" Pola [Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • Nov 4 Marti Lynne Stringer Caine, singer/comedienne, dies at 50
  • Nov 7 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • Nov 8 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • Nov 11 Kenneth S, Goldstein, American folklorist, enthomusicologist, dies at 68
  • Nov 13 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, American songwriter, dies at 81
  • Nov 14 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • Nov 17 Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 17 Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • Nov 19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Martha Hill, modern dancer/teacher, dies at 94
  • Nov 19 Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 21 Peter Grant, English rock band manager (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 21 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Edna Deane, dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, dies at 90
  • Nov 23 Junior Walker, American tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 24 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, dies at 56
  • Nov 26 David Briggs, record producer, dies at 51
  • Nov 30 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
  • Dec 5 Reiner Bredemeyer, German composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 6 Claire Polin, American composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 10 Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28
  • Dec 11 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • Dec 11 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], music and film critic, dies at 69
  • Dec 12 Mary Bruce, American tap dance teacher, dies at 95
  • Dec 13 Nancy LaMott, American singer, dies of cancer at 43
  • Dec 15 Jim [James Geoffrey Cutcliffe] Hepburn, English tap-dancer and socialist, dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Johnny Lytle, American jazz drummer and vibraphonist, known as "Fast Hands", dies of kidney failure at 63
  • Dec 16 Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher, dies at 85
  • Dec 18 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 20 Adone Zecchi, Italian composer, dies at 91

Person of interestDean Martin

Dec 25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer, comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies of throat cancer at 78

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • Dec 25 Nikolai [Nicolas Leonidovich] Slonimsky, musicologist, dies at 101
  • Dec 25 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American composer, dies at 101
  • Dec 25 Marijan Lipovsek, Slovenian pianist, composer, and teacher, dies at 85
  • Dec 27 Shura Cherkassky, American classical pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 28 Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis [Charles Thompson], American blues musician (Cold Hands), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Dec 30 Clarence Satchell, American funk saxophonist (Ohio Players - "Fire";"Love Rollercoaster"), dies of a brain aneurysm at 55
  • Dec 31 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, dies at 96