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February 4, 2016 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Deaths in Music

  • Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, dies at 89
  • Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), dies at 93
  • Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74
  • Ulf Söderblom, Finnish conductor (Finnish National Opera, 1973-93), dies at 85
2016 in Music