On This Day

Year 2013 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Aug 14 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • Aug 19 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"),, dies at 79
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • Aug 20 Richard Angas, British operatic bass singer (English National Opera, 1980-2000), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • Aug 22 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, dies at 62
  • Aug 23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sep 18 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), dies at 93
  • Sep 21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 10 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), dies of cancer at 59
  • Oct 15 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 19 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Oct 24 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 29 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, dies at 90
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Nov 5 Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), dies at 57
  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 21 Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (L'Oeil écoute - The Eye Listens), dies at 86
  • Nov 25 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, dies at 88
  • Nov 25 Toshiaki Tsushima, Japanese film score composer, dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Nov 30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66
  • Dec 1 Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist, album cover artist songwriter (Cream), and filmmaker, dies of emphysema at 71
  • Dec 6 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 8 Sándor Szokolay, Hungarian composer and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • Dec 10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 12 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • Dec 16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • Dec 17 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), dies at 88
  • Dec 21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, dies at 93
  • Dec 23 Ricky Lawson, American musician, dies at 59
  • Dec 29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Piano), dies from cancer at 81
  • Dec 29 Leonard "Red" Balaban, American jazz tuba and sousaphone player, dies at 84