On This Day

Year 2014 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Nov 22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • Dec 1 (Moisés) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major, 1974-2014), dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, dies at 70
  • Dec 3 Ian McLagan, English rock keyboardist (Small Face; Faces), dies from a stroke at 69
  • Dec 5 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 5 Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Dec 8 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist, choral composer, and conductor, dies at 99
  • Dec 9 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live), dies at 71
  • Dec 9 José Feghali, Brazilian concert pianist (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, 1985) takes his own life at 53
  • Dec 11 Hans Wallat, German opera conductor, dies at 85
  • Dec 13 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), dies at 86
  • Dec 15 Ray Steadman-Allen, British choral and brass band composer, dies at 92

Person of interestJoe Cocker

Dec 22 Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

Rocker Joe Cocker
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Joe Cocker
  • Dec 23 Jerzy Semkow, Polish-French conductor and educator, dies at 86
  • Dec 24 Boniface "Buddy" DeFranco, Italian-American jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra), dies at 91
  • Dec 29 Claude Frank, German-American concert pianist and pedagogue, dies at 89
  • Dec 30 Patrick Gowers, British choral and film score composer (Viri Galilaei; Hamlet; Smiley's People), dies at 78